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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

Earth-birth 16-Feb-1954

dematerialization 01-Jul-1996 (age 42)


cinema drama-model * 1954-1996 * Margaux Hemingway

birth information from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities


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 growth-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-Spica

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.


HemingwayMargaux_photo.jpgBiographical 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 (MH age 21) Faberge modeling contract million-dollar payment to represent a luxury fashion merchandise brand * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 7-contracts

16-Jun-1975 (MH age 21) as part of the Faberge modeling contract, MH was celebrated on the cover of TIME magazine + marketed as the face of a generation * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru-9-Rohini rules 7-contracts

Jun-1975 (MH age 21) exchange of vows in marriage-1-of-2 with restaurateur investor Wetanson * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules navamsha-7 * gochara R-K via Vrizchika-Vrizabha contact Vrischika Svamsha ++ Sade-Sati

Jul-1975 until Sep-1977 Janma Sade-Sati Karkata

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

Surya Mahadasha * age 28.7 until decease age 34.7

1984 (MH age 30) skiing accident and weight gain of 75-lbs * Surya-Rahu bhukti * Surya-6 ++ Rahu-4 occupies 6th-from-Chandra

1985 (MH age 31) divorce-2 * Surya-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 6-divorce

1987 (MH age 32) significant depression + failing career; treatment at Betty Ford Center * Surya-Ketu bhukti

1988 (MH age 33) grieved the decease of mother via 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-Jul-1996 (MH age 42) suicide via drug overdose (01-July = date on which the decomposed body was discovered) * Chandra-Ketu bhukti * Ketu-10 collapse of career

Distinctive features of the Nativity


Surya * pitri-karaka (father) * jyoti-karaka (light)

* Vimala Yoga

  • Surya-Kumbha * Arka * the radiator * radio
  • Surya in bhava-6 * center of sparkling service * brightly conflicted * focus on imbalance * eye on exploitation * charming social worker * poverty entitlements * shines light into broken promises * confident litigation * self-righteous accusations * politics of pollution * intelligence for medicine * smart crimes * dramatizes suffering * gambles with addictions * central roles in conflict zones * bright center of war * father may serve in medicine-military-ministry * or father may be sick-addicted-abusive-poor
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * gestures conduct the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama * skillful game-player * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals * narrative of power-politics * recites love poems * describes divine romance
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * uniquely intelligent feminine-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * graciously creative * dramatic promises * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive * father may be artist-broker-arranger


Dad = Jack Hemingway

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 (mother) * garha-karaka (village)


  • Chandra-Karkata * svakshetra * comforted by familiar nourishing protections
  • Chandra in Azlesa - Naga * * soothed by restraining embrace * guards the ethno-cultural environment * needs familiar folk narratives
  • Chandra in classroom-11 * comfort in networks * calmed by earnings * familiar with fellowship * routine associations * accustomed to distributive systems * settled into community rhythms * acculturated to social participation * needs popularity * feels the repeating pulse of connectivity * soothed by social linkage * undulating friendships

Chandra in Azlesa-Naga 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 * svakshetra * vigorous pursuit of hidden assets * proactive exploration * energetic initiation * exposure of shocking secrets * plunges the tantric depths * push toward discovery * champion of emergency action
  • Mangala in bhava-3 * drive toward commerce * push toward scripted communication * active touring * vigorous pronouncements * 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 * jamayah-karaka (sibling) * sandeza-karaka (message) * zisya-karaka (student)

lagnesha for Kanya radical lagna

  • 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 social participation linkage * large-scale logic * skilled weaving * deft knitting * hands-arms-shoulders make connective gestures
  • Budha in bhava-6 * narrative of detailed complaint * explains toxicity * discusses conflict * medical treatment * military strategy * litigation against unfair deals * itemized argument * precisely specific accusation * treacherous dialog * lectures about servitude * describes broken promises * instructs on ministries of service * talks about injustice * articulately gesturing adversaries * debates about debt
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * amusing explanations * entertaining chatter * central roles in communication * brightly clear descriptions * dramatic enunciation * confidently delivers instruction * articulation of radiant certainty * political messenger * talkative father-figures
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements * diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking discussions * manual adjustments * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners


Busy 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 * dhava-karaka (husband) * bahuta-karaka (variety)

  • Guru-Urisha * optimistic about capitalization * big hoard * many voices * many collections * believes in history * doctrine of values fulfillment * permission for pleasure * financial guidance * many cattle * expands the scope of voice-speech-song * multiple treasuries
  • Guru in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * svabhava * tolerance for diverse doctrines * multiple beliefs * expansive ideology * much sermonizing * broad humanistic understanding * sanctimonious father * multiple father-guru-professor figures * extensive worldview * patron of philosophy * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be an ideologue or spiritual guide

Generous 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 * svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wife)

  • Zukra-Kumbha * appreciation of social networks * likes knitting-knotting * attracted to marketplace revenues * pleased by large-group connectivity * prefers a friendly partner * collectivist arrangements * enjoys regulated systems * sweetly gracious within big crowds * scientific aesthetic * financially balanced economic linkage
  • Zukra-6 * seeks pleasure via self-medication * satisfied by service * ministry of aid to women * imbalanced agreements * feminine employees * attracted to animals * valuable servants * appreciation of enemies * lovely designs to adorn the lower abdomen * toxicity from sugars * aesthetic of slavery * pleasant addictions * unfair contracts * financial exploitation * sweet pollutions * criminal bargains * accepts injustice * accommodates poverty * adjusts to war
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama * appreciation for political display * pleasantly charming * self-focused diplomacy * radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining * sweet entitlements * negotiating father-figure * self-directed arrangements * focus on trade exchange * solipsistic romance * idealistic contracts * enjoys the game of deal-making * prefers self-confident partners
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * sweetened messages * gracious explanations * talented in singing-songwriting * articulate negotiations * advocates for reasoning process * talkative feminine-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort communicative harmony * enjoys the company of students * detailed contracts * prefers logical arrangements
  • 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 (endurance) * jara-karaka (years)

  • Shani-Thula * uttama * heavy old agreements * restricted leverage * mandatory bargaining * strict rules for making agreements * structural compression upon kidney-pancreas * rigidly regulated match-making * must form socially approved partnerships * must honor the lowest-common-denominator in deal-making * mandatory fairness * must normalize social justice * unyielding obligatory diplomacy * must advocate for equity * exchanges must be lawful * must continue conventional negotiations * scarce trading resources
  • Shani in bhava-2 * steady time-structured values-fulfillment * restriction of precious resources * must preserve historic traditions * must collect * must catalog * obstructionist family-of-origin * must remember * obligation to speak-and-sing * cautiously constrained banking * tense eyes * punitive rules restrict permissible speech * speakers' fatigue * chronic financial depression * undernourished eye-teeth * legacy pressure against speaking truth * insufficient hoard * desiccated preserved food * limited sight * ossified family lineage * rule-bound heritage * resistance to language innovation * appreciates ignorance * maintains treasuries of proven knowledge * elders preserve know-nothing rules
  • Zukra-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 (ambition) * picchala-karaka (slippery)

  • Uttara-azadha brilliant understanding * Rahu-Dhanuzya * shimmering illusion of wisdom * craving for philosophical principle * mirage of generous patronage * extraordinary theory * extravagant preaching * unorthodox approach to higher truth * mask of global humanism* fascinating doctrine * over-reaching catechisms * fabulous proselytism * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of philosophical belief * seeks privilege via guru-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-4 * passion for prestige property * unusual home routines * exotic roots * in svabhava of Comforting Chandra, the Shadowy Specter seeks homestead advantage * outsider who cleverly insinuates into the local settlement * culturally-mixed kitchens * fascinating vehicles * extraordinary ships * glamorous guardianship * important infrastructure * irregular land-use * over-reaching protectionism * exciting real-estate * expedient nationalism * instrumental environmentalism * unorthodox parenting * trespasses customary limits * disrupts habitual agriculture * over-extended fencing * strange traffic on roadways * craves a showcase home * marvelous gardens * desires comfortable shelter * ambitious mother * social mobility via patriotism

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

Ketu * * kavandha-karaka (headless) * chidra-karaka (gaping) * vasana-karaka (vacuum)

  • Ketu-Mithunaya * dissociates from conversation * incomplete messages * empty instructions * absent from discussion * wandering mentality * fragmented signals * not limited by conventional talk * dialog of liberation * ignores normal business * forgives the sibling-cohort * incoherent scripts * releases a plant-green cloud of explanatory gestures into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-10 * disregards social rank * no barriers in class-pyramid * fearless toward regulations * absent from officialdom * irrelevance of government protocols * ambivalent toward public opinion * surrenders high positions * ignores hierarchical ordering rules * abandons elite authority * unless other graha in 10, may prefer to live free from heavy leadership duties

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


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