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Drama and Song


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fashion super-model

cinema-television dramatist

speculated bi-polar disorder

Margaux Hemingway

a . k. a. Margot Louise Hemingway

Earthbody-Entry 16-Feb-1954

Earthbody-Exit 01-July-1996 (age 42)


cinema drama-model * 1954-1996 * Margaux Hemingway

birth information from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts, graphs, and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Chitra-Tvastri * Citthirai * Vismakarma * Azinech * Alaraph * Arista * Dana

BPL commentary

For Chitra-Tvastri births of a feminine valence, the condition of pioneering, direct, yang-energy, forward-pushing bhratru-karaka Mangala may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Mangala-ruled paradigm of Visvakarma, brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, dancers, champions, challengers, inventors, explorers, dis-coverers, engineers, builders, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pursuers, competitions and battles may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from civilizations of Spica. Their purpose is architectural engineering and crafting of beautiful, functional, and artistic alliances, arrangements, and designs.

Designs + Arrangements

Kuja-ruled Vismakarma ladies are blessed with direct, muscular physical and sexual energy. They are often found in environments where beautiful designs plus physical agility are valued. Chitrani typically excel in competitive, vitality-focused fields such as fashion modeling, cinematic acting, musical performance, choreography and dance, and athletics which emphasize balanced movement.

Kanya pada 1-2 expresses Kuja's rulership of 3-writing-commerce + 8-secret transformations, while also displaying the frustrating tension of chatty Budha versus active Kuja. Budha's Writing skills may emerge in pada 1-2. Kanya-Chaitra are often found in media communications and commercial aspects of design work, where their pro-active process management is distinctive. Trust and relationship integrity may be challenging.

Thula-Vanika Pada 3-4 emphasizes Kuja's rulership of 2-collections, treasuries + 7-contracts, alliances. Zukra's bargaining behavior and financial skills rise in pada 3-4 due to the pleasant attractions of Zukra-Mangala. Ladies often enjoy considerable wealth via face, voice, marriage, and family lineage. In music, arts, and partnership-craft, they pursue harmonious arrangements. They often play stringed instruments, and write beautiful songs. In the arts, entertainment, beauty, and design industries, their contractual deals are often luxuriously beneficial.

Themes of competitive movement, agile beauty, dynamic design, and financial equity may contextualize Chaitra's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Chitra

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 96.

"An expensive and luxurious person.

  • One who is fond of clothes and beautiful surroundings and revels in them.

  • She spends much money on jewels, perfumes, cosmetics

  • and her taste in these matters is expensive .

She likes to change costumes several times a day

  • and always look like an animated fashion plate .

Variety is the spice of life to this woman

  • and she will be inconstant and fickle in love affairs,

  • having many during her life and marrying often.

Many actresses, musicians, artists and opera singers have Chitra rising.

If she is born on the day before the New Moon, with this asterism rising,

  • she will have a husband who will die four years after her marriage to him

  • and she will never have any children.

If she is born with Chitra on the Rising Point on the day before the Full Moon ,

  • she will be immoral and promiscuous in her love affairs

  • and will support some of her lovers or spend money on them

  • and she will die in poverty."

BPL commentary on Shil Ponde's prognosis for Chitra ladies: the traditional language of "die four years later" should probably be updated to "may be divorced several years later"

MH was born on the day before the Full Moon.


Biographical details matched to Vimshottari dasha timeline


Budha Mahadasha * age birth until age 1.7

16-Feb-1954 Earth-birth in Portland, Oregon, USA * Budha-Shani bhukti

Ketu Mahadasha * age 1.7 until age 8.7

Zukra Mahadasha * age 8.7 until age 28.7

spring-1975 (age 20) Faberge modeling contract million-dollar payment to represent a luxury fashion merchandise brand * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 7-contracts

16-Jun-1975 as part of the Faberge modeling contract, MH was celebrated on the cover of TIME magazine + labeled the face of a generation * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru-9-Rohini rules 7-contracts

Jun-1975 (MH age 20) exchange of vows in marriage-1 with restaurateur investor Wetanson * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules navamsha-7 * gochara R-K via Vrizchika-Vrizabha contact Vrischika swamsha ++ Sade-Sati

1977 divorce-1 (MH age 23) * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 6-divorce ++ Sade-Sati

1979 drama career is launched via starring role in the widely popular film Lipstick * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha + karmesha

31-Dec-1979 exchange of vows in marriage-2 (MH age 24)with Venezuelan film-maker Bernard Foucher * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules Kanya swamsha * gochara R-K via Simha-Kumbha contact Zukra-Kumbha

Surya Mahadasha * age 28.7 until decease age 34.7

1984 skiing accident and weight gain of 75-lbs (MH age 29) * Surya-Rahu bhukti * Surya-6 ++ Rahu-4 occupies 6th-from-Chandra

1985 divorce * Surya-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 6-divorce

1987 significant depression + failing career; treatment at Betty Ford Center * Surya-Ketu bhukti

1988 (MH age 33) grieved the decease of mother from drug overdose, following mom's lingering cancer * Surya-Zukra chidradasha * Budha-yuti-Zukra * Zukra gives effect of Budha rules 7th-from-4th (contains Ketu)

Chandra Mahadasha * age 34.7 until decease age 42

01-July-1996 * suicide via drug overdose (age 42) (01-July = date on which the decomposed body was discovered) * Chandra-Ketu bhukti * Ketu-10 collapse of career

Distinctive features of the Nativity


Surya * pitrikaraka * Jyotikaraka

* Vimala Yoga

  • Surya-Kumbha * Arka * the radiator * radio
  • Surya in bhava-6 * center of sparkling service * brightly conflicted * focus on imbalance * eye on injustice + exploitation * charming social worker * attention to imbalance, disease * medical entitlements * shines light into broken contracts * authority on litigation * self-righteous accusations * confident in divorce + disagreement * politics of pollution * intelligence for poverty + crime * dramatizes usury + debt * gambles with pharmacy + addictions * central roles in war * father in service ministry such as medicine or military * or father = ill, injured * bright center of the conflict
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * speaks and gestures in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama and games * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals, power-politics, poetic love, and romance
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * artistic father-figure * uniquely intelligent sister-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive features


Dad = Jack Hemingway was a minor writer and environmentalist, known primarily for his struggles with mental illness and alcoholism, in a family known for suicides. According to MH's younger sister, Dad sexually abused both MH and another elder sister. was a general businessman, Surya in bhava-6 may indicate an adversarial or unbalanced father.

Paternal Grandfather

9th-from-Surya in bhava-6 = uttama-Shani-2. Margaux Hemingway's paternal grandfather was the famous literary author Ernest Hemingway. Despite grand literary success (Shani rules 5) Ernest Hemingway was also a victim of alcoholism and suicide (Shani rules 6).

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka


  • Chandra-Karkata * swakshetra * comforted by culturally familiar, rhythmic tidal maternal soothing
  • Chandra in Azlesa-Naga * comforted by restraining embrace * protector of defensive communications, familiar folk messages, emotional evangelism, signaling ethno-cultural boundaries
  • Chandra in classroom-11 * comfort in networks * familiar with connection * routine webworks * accustomed to linkage *settled into the rhythm of community participation * acculturated to large-scale social participation * needs to feel the repeating pulse of economic gain * soothed by social linkage * undulating friendships

Chandra in Azlesa rules Karakamsha-Meena-7 = relationships, contracts, equity, balance

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations


  • lifepartner-1 = bhava-5 fashion, entitlements, celebrity, 3rd-from-3rd = entertainment industry
  • Age 19, MH married an entertainment businessman, restaurateur, and fashion industry investor.
  • As a professional asset developer, lifepartner-1 was well connected to decision-makers in the world of cosmetics and magazine advertising. A combination husband, advisor, and manager, he shrewdly packaged MH as a million-dollar fashion model and face of a generation.

8th-from-7th-from-Chandra-11 = 2nd-from-Chandra

  • lifepartner-2 = bhava-12 distant lands, dreams, imagery, inaccessibility, invisibility, seclusion, privacy
  • Age 24, MH remarried to a Venezuelan film maker. Bbhava-12 = hailed from a foreign land + works of the creative imagination (12 ruled by Surya creative)

MOTHER + Step-Mother

Mom = Byra L. "Puck" Whittlesey. Chandra in Azlesa-Naga often signals an emotionally distressing relationship with the mother-figure. Mom was primarily a socialite (11) funded by her husband's inheritance. Mom was accused of knowing about the father's sexual abuses but doing nothing to stop the molestation Surya-Chandra occupy a relative, 6/8 angle suggesting that the parents were mismatched. Mom suffered a long time with the painful disease of cancer during MH and her sisters' childhoods. Mom suicided ( toward the end of the pain struggle. Seven years later MH followed mom's pattern.

Stepmom = stepmother 8th-from-Chandra = bhava-6

After her mother's decease, her father quickly remarried a woman who adopted a publically hostile stance toward Margaux. The step-mother vehemently denied the sexual abuse claims, and accused MH of being an angry, chronic liar. Bhava-6 contains Surya (father) Zukra (sexual relationships) and Budha (announcements).

Chandra-11 rules Arudha lagna = bhava-11 economics, revenues, friendships

Kuja * bhratru-karaka ** virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Vrizchika * Swakshetra * vigorous pursuit of secrets * proactive exploration * push toward discovery * champion of emergency action * champion of emergency action
  • Mangala in bhava-3 * drive toward commerce * push toward scripted communication * active touring * invasive management * energized process * hyperactive mentality * athletic sibling-figures * promotional sales * photographs of the muscular physique * dynamic marketing * champion of teamwork * pursuit of business

Mangala in bhava-3 indicates MH's younger sister Muriel, who was a recognized athlete and actress. The two siblings were said to be competitive in seeking dramatic and modeling roles.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


  • Budha-Kumbha * connecting communications * systematic pronouncements * articulation of social-scientific networks * descriptive inter-webbed definitions * diagrams the marketplace linkages *futuristic conversations * messages about communities * discusses economic transactions * explains large-scale social participation linkage * hands-arms-shoulders send distributive-associative gestures
  • Budha in bhava-6 * narrative of argument, accusation, pollution, complaint * discusses conflict, medical treatment plans, remedies, litigation. Detailed argument, accusation. Dialog of treason, describer of broken promise, explainer of toxicity, . Delivers instructions for ministries of service, talks about injustice, articulates the case against adversaries, ailments, debts. Excellent position for medical, military, or service-ministry professionals.
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of radiant authority * message of willpower and charisma * confidently talkative father
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements * affinity for diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking communicator roles * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * vocabulary of balanced arrangements * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners , talkative sister-cousin-cohort, lyricist


Budha rules Mithunaya 10th navamsha suggesting career related to advertising, cinema, photography, media-messaging

Lagnesha-6 Ailments

The cluster of graha in 6 including the lagnesha-karmesha Budha forecast a challenging array of behavioral disorders. Her father (Surya-6 rules 12) was sexually predatory toward MH and her elder sister Joan. As a teenager, MH began expressing conflict via depression, alcoholism, and bulimia. She suffered bouts of epilepsy. Her formal education was curtailed by dyslexia.

Budha lagnesha + Budha-yuti-Zukra beauty ruled by structural uttama-Shani-2 face = photography, advertising, magazines, television, video rules bhava-10 high public visibility. iconic roles

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Urisha * much treasury, many voices, many collections, believes in history, doctrine of values containment, financial guidance, expands the scope of voice-speech-song, multiple treasuries
  • Guru in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * swabhava * many and diverse doctrines * multiple beliefs * much preaching * broad understanding of teachings * multiple father-figures * father may sermonize * many guru-professor figures * extensive worldview * patron of philosophical perspectives

Guru rules Rahu-4 in the 6th-from-Chandra

  • extraordinary, barrier-bending, taboo-twisting conditions in the childhood home
  • family owns extensive property

Brihaspati rules Rahu-4-childhood home, foundational schooling. Raised in a rural area having only a rudimentary formal education due to dyslexia that prevented her from reading comprehensively, sexual abuse during childhood, mother (4) ill with various sufferings including cancer, and emotional instability in both parents = Chandra-Surya 6/8. Childhood marred by sexual abuse from the father

Financial advantage = Guru in bhava-9 located in the profitable, socially-networking, emotionally friendly 11th-from-Chandra

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Kumbha * appreciation of social networks * likes connectivity * attracted to marketplace environments * pleasures of friendly arrangements * enjoys regulated systems * aesthetic of scientific * economic linkage
  • Zukra-6 * pleasure of self-medication; enjoys exploitive arrangements, addictions, imbalanced equity, feminine employees, attracted to servants, and slaves; appreciation of enemies, toxicity from sugars, aesthetic of slavery, unfair contracts, relationship injustice, criminal bargains, adjustability in times of poverty and war
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama, appreciation for political display, theatrical negotiations, self-focused arrangements, radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining, sweetly confident entitlements, enjoys politics, negotiating father-figure, intelligently focused on trades, arrangements, contracts * arrangements according to father's choice or self-will
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * * sweetened messages * gracious explanations * singing and songwriting * articulate negotiations * talkative sister-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort communicative arrangements * youthful beauty
  • Zukra-6 parivartamsha Shani-2-uttama

Marriage Fairness and Sustainability = Combust Zukra-6 rules 2 (family, face) + 9 (father)

A great beauty in her youth, MH was married and divorced twice by age 36. A great beauty born into a famous but troubled family, she struggled with Zukra + Budha + Surya all in Kumbha-6 = alcoholism, dyslexia, epilepsy, bulimia, extreme weight fluctuations, epilepsy, and possibly an underlying bi-polar condition.


Zukra-yuti-Surya + Budha clustered into bhava-6 suggests success in media-messaging, photography, advertising, cinema, publications. MH's marvelously quirky beauty Zukra-yuti-Budha = quickly set style trends Budha and sold millions of commercial units of costume and cosmetics

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Thula * uttama * heavy old agreements * mandatory bargaining * strict rules for making agreements * vital energy compression stress zone = kidney-pancreas * rigidly regulated match-making * limitations upon socially approved partnerships * must honor the lowest-common-denominator in deal-making * common law for fair-exchange * must materialize orderly social justice * must work in structures of unyielding diplomacy * must cooperate with slow elderly counselors* must trade within statutory requirements * must continue conventional negotiations despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in bhava-2 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious family lineage. One must preserve, have to collect, catalog, must tell tales, obligation to speak-and-sing; cautiously constrained banking; tense eyes, punitive rules for speech, non-permitted comments, financial fatigue, chronic financial depression, undernourished eye-teeth , heavy legacy pressure against speaking out; insufficient nourishment, desiccated preserved food. Limited sight, blindness. Ossified, rigid, rule-bound family culture. Resistance to new languages and direct speech. Resentment toward family ignorance. Support for socially-approved presentationvia face, hair, song, speech, vision, treasuries of older knowledge.
  • Zukira-6 parivartamsha Shani-2-uttama

Shri Shani is generally a double-edged sword for the Kanya nativity. On the one hand, Shani can bring the fun, celebrity, and intelligence of vidyasthana. On the other hand, Shani tends to give stronger effects of His mulatrikona Kumbha. In the nativity of MH, Shani's rogesha empowerment is clearly much stronger due to the Surya + Zukra + Budha cluster in Kumbha-9.

Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)

  • Uttara-azadha brilliant understanding * Rahu-Dhanuzya * shimmering illusion of wisdom * craving for philosophical principle * mirage of fatherly generosity * extraordinary theory * unusual approach to higher truth * mask of global humanistic belief * fascinating doctrine * over-reaching catechisms * fabulous patronage * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of professorship, guidance * seeks privilege via proselytism * seeks privilege via guru-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-4 * passion for property, routine, roots * in swabhava of Comforting Chandra, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual cultural roots; seeks thrilling opportunities in property ownership, unusual lands + vehicles, buildings, farms, vehicles. Desires an, important role in land use entitlements.. Ambitious, Over-reaching property-owners, real-estate deeds and claims, fence-makers, boundary-defenders, transporters, drivers of trucks and ships, police, schoolteachers, farmers, fisherfolk. Boasts deep roots in the local environment. Rahu-4 trespasses the cultural boundaries of ethnic settlement, agriculture, fencing, roadways. Craves a showcase home, fabulous garden, or prestige lands.. Ambitious character of the parents, especially the mother.

Rahu-1 occupies 8/6th-from-Chandra

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Mithunaya * dissociates from conversation, * incomplete message * empty instructions * absent from the discussion * wandering mentality * fragmented signals * not limited by commerce * ignores restriction on communication * liberation by release of narratives * applies explanatory gestures to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-10 * disregards rank * no barriers in class-pyramid * fearless toward regulations * absent from officialdom * vacuous leadership * irrelevance of government protocols * ambivalent toward public respect * abandons high positions * ignores social ordering rules * surrenders elite authority

Ketu occupies the 12th-from-Chandra contributing to depression associated with collapse of career (10)


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