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Master of Intimidating Images

cinematic director, film noir genre

psychological narratives of mystery, murder, crime, terror, anxiety, bondage, fear, hysteria, and loss of control

Alfred Hitchcock

Earth-birth Sunday-13-Aug-1899

dematerialization 29-Apr-1980 (age 80)


Film Noir cinematic director + producer


Alfred Hitchcock

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Kala Amrita Yoga KSY * Ketu2-Rahu8

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


Mrigashirsha * Mrigashiras * Mraga * Mruka * Marga-ziraza * Agrahayani * Ena-ziras

BPL commentary

For Mriga-shiras births of a masculine valence, the condition of kinesthetic, direct, yang-energy, forward-pushing bhratru-karaka Mangala may considerably affect the outcome.

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

Instructional guidance is provided by the civilizations of Orion. Their purpose is to promote engaging, instinctive messages that conquer, compete, startle, stimulate, pioneer, attack, and provoke.

Verbally Incisive and Commanding

Gentlemen born within a nakshatra of Mangala are gifted with a knack for competition. Shrewd, verbally intimidating, and goal-directed in Mriga-Sirasa, they strive for dominance within their cohort. Mriga are often found in business management, commercial finance, sales, marketing, advertising, script-writing, publishing, propaganda, cinema, and media-communications.

Kuja-ruled Mriga chaps tend to be pro-active, and energetic in pursuit of the win. Although their physique could be quite heavyset, their agility is surprising. Agrahayani-born are often found in politics, manufacturing, media-messaging, and commerce, especially in sales, marketing, and advertising roles where their energy delivers competitive advantage.

Mraga are often accurate marksmen, able to handle weapons and metal equipment. Agrahayani fellows may have a special affinity for quadruped animals, bands of brothers, and soldiers. Due to the crystalline structure of their noses, Mraga-born have an exceptionally acute sense of smell.

Vrishabha-Urisha pada 1-2 represent the 7-12 angle and the Shukra-Kuja attraction.

Those born in pada 1-2 pursue artistic communications, legal contracts, equity, and brokerage in secluded enclosures, such as research laboratories, private rooms, or the imagination. They have special gifts for fantasy, imagery, and distant worlds. Their goal is the formation of vitally valuable partnerships. Depending upon [Yogakaraka] Shani ruler of 9+10, Urisha pada-1-2 of Mriga have a stronger propensity toward guidance (9) and governance roles (10)....

Themes of forward movement, group activity, and sporting competition contextualize Mriga's terrestrial experience. Incoming drishti from Kuja can mobilize their progressive, pioneering actions. Also applies to Chandra in Mrigashira-Invaka.

QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 80

"Unless other testimonies in the chart predominate to modify the effect of Mraga rising,

  • these people may be very unpleasant characters.

They are inclined to be misanthropic in their attitude toward life and people.

  • They seem always to see the worst side of people and of conditions.

They are suspicious of other peoples' motives

  • and even vicious at times.

Unless checked, these thoughts will lead to vicious action

  • and they can be quite dangerous to others whom they dislike.

Possibly this attitude is caused and aggravated by some permanent organic disability

  • which is usually the lot of those who are born with Mraga rising."


Alfred Hitchcock 1970's


Alfred Hitchcock by Jack Mitchell


Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha

Guru Mahadasha * age birth until age 13.2

13-Aug-1899 Earth-birth in Leytonstone, Essex, East London, England * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 8-9 * Shani yogakaraka from Chandra-Tula * [Sarala Yoga]

Shani Mahadasha * age 13.2 until age 32.2

12-Dec-1914 [AH age 15] grieved decease of father, quit day-school, switch to night-school, enters full-time work * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani pitrimaraka rules 7th-from-Surya

02-Dec-1926 [AH age 27] exchange the vows of marriage with Alma Reville * Shani-Rahu bhukti * R-K samchara Dhanus-Mithunaya contact radical R-K

07-Jul-1928 [AH age 29] celebrated the birth of child-1 Patricia Hitchcock * Shani-Rahu bhukti * gochara R-K Dhanus-Mithunaya contact radical R-K

Budha Mahadasha * age 32.2 until age 49.2

Mar-1939 [AH age 40] Hitchcock signs a 7-year contract with David Selznick. Shortly afterward, the family shifts to California * Budha-Chandra bhukti [Somana-yuti-Guru] Chandra gives effect of Guru ruler of 11 = 8th-from-4th, shift to "step-country"

27-Feb-1941 [AH age 42] Hitchcock's film Rebecca wins Oscar for Best Picture * Budha-Mangala bhukti * Budha activates 5 celebrity Mangala occupies-5

26-Sep-1942 [AH age 43] grieved the decease of mother * Budha-Rahu bhukti * while gochara-Shani contact Urisha indriya-lagna

Ketu Mahadasha * age 49.2 until age 56.2

Shukra Mahadasha * age 56.2 until age 76.2

1958 [AH age 59] AH receives the Golden Globe award for his television show (1955-1965) Alfred Hitchcock Presents * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti * Shukra-3 lagnesha * Shukra-parivartamsha Chandra = familiar face (Soma) on television (3)

08-Feb-1960 [AH age 61] Hitchcock receives two Hollywood stars * Shukra-Surya bhukti * Surya-3 produces results of lagnesha Shukra = promotion, marketing of the identity

1962 [AH age 63] AH is offered a CBE award from the British crown, but he declines it * Shukra-Mangala bhukti * Mangala occupies-5 royalty but Mangala-Kanya is critical of the pretense

Surya Mahadasha * age 76.2 until decease age 80

30-Jan-1979 [AH age 79] grieved the decease of immediate elder sister NNellie

29-Apr-1980 [AH age 80] dematerialization via renal failure * Surya-Budha bhukti * Budha maraka activates-2

Distinctive features of the nativity


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

[homebound bandesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[bright center of messages about local culture]

[radiant evangelist of folkways]

[confidently communicates about familiar habits]

[dramatically presents protective information]

[center-stage roles in signaling about security]


[Atmakaraka = royalty, entitlement, sparkle, center-stage roles, celebrity, genius, creativity, gambling, father, drama, camera, eye]



  • [Surya-Karkata] Bhanu * ray of light * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the nourishing caretaking rashi of Chandra
  • [Surya in bhava-3] center of commerce * mercantile intelligence * smart reports * dramatic instructional delivery * creative descriptions * sparkling retinue * splendid games of manual-skill * self-referential announcements * admirable handcraft * splendid technology * focus on teamwork * cinematic genius * entertaining explanations * administrative entitlements * confident writing * eye on process management * regal messaging * bright center of discourse * brilliant gesturing * father may be a businessman-craftsman-communicator
  • [Surya-yuti-Shukra] 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


AH father and paternal grandfather were green-grocers. Later, dad's business expanded into managing a series of small shops selling fish + fish-and-chips. Bhava-3 shopkeeping.

Surya the Eye in bhava-3 the Message

camera , narrative via photographic image + Shukra-3 message-media about human-to-human relationships


matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)


[Chandra-6 parivartamsha Shukra-3]

  • [Chandra-Tula] comforted by ritual negotiation of agreements * sensitive to balance * needs to trade
  • [Chandra in Viśākha-Rādhā] soothedby expansive shocks * protectors of widening energy channels * needs root-splitting growth surge pada 1-2-3
  • [Chandra in classroom-6] comfortable with caretaking * accustomed to nursing * calmed by humility * ill-or-exploited-or-adversarial mother * familiar with animosity * acculturated to accusation * familiar with betrayal * habituated to indictment * needs to be helpful * feels the pulse of service ministry * protects the sick-and-vulnerable * routine domestic conflict * emotionally attuned to victims * settled into the rhythm of problematics * seeks ritual remedies * soothed by medication * suffers rhythmically repeating ailments * undulating imbalances * mother may be a servant, health-aide, apothecary, physician
  • [Somana-yuti-Guru] Emotionally effusive * needs to expand * seeks familiar guidance * sheltered by doctrine * comforted by customary worship * protected by sacred ritual * nourished by beliefs * soothed by fertility * inspirational parents * multiple mothers * feels like a teacher-preacher


AH's mother according to his biography was a customary stay-at-home wife and housekeeper. She was widowed when Alfred was 15, and he supported her financially until her death in 1942 (his age 43).


AH sibling rank was 3 of 3. His immediate elder sibling was a sister with whom he was said to have maintained cordial contact over the decades. However, he was said to have had almost no contact with his elder brother, #1 of 3; this brother left the family home when AH was small.

11th-from-Chandra contains Budha-Simha for the elder sister, indicating some degree of conversation. However 11th-from-11th-from-Chandra indicates the eldest sibling brother, showing no contact despite all three of the siblings enjoying fairly long lives.

Worldwide recognizable face

Shukra-parivartamsha Chandra = familiar face on television

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


bhratru-karaka (brother) * virya-karaka (virile)

  • [Mangala in bhava-5] drive toward creativity * pursuit of games * pioneering speculation * dynamic style of flamboyant display * competitive children * energized by romance * political conquests * productive intelligence * push toward celebrity * champion of romance * promotes choice-making *propulsive genius * actively charming
  • [Mangala-Kanya] * penetrating logic * proactive helping * thrust toward service * energetic assistance to the needy * pushy complaints * (potentially) vindictive * champion of litigious accusation * military planning * aggressive indictments * investigative journalism * medical treatment interventions


jamayah-karaka (sibling) * sandeza-karaka (message) * zisya-karaka (student)

  • [Budha-Simha] political communications * articulation of unique creativity * delivers celebratory announcements * manufacturers bright displays * explains celebrity entitlements * romantic messages * declares poetic adoration * delights in glittering phrases * manages entertainments * details the procedure for theatrical amusements * speaks with royal flamboyance * talks about gambling * plays intelligent games * hands-arms-shoulders send dramatic gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-4] narrative of cultural roots * skillfully describes parochial routines * delivers ritual instructions * discusses protective caretaking * talks in rhythmic comfortable style * analysis of foundational security * conversations about defense * handcraft of fenced shelter * explainer of homeland customs * patriotic slogans * detailed communication about nourishment * team collaboration in farming-and-fishing * transportation scheduling * seasonal planning * familiar sibling conversations


Budha activates Mithuna 10th navamsha = ruled and occupied by Mithuna-Budha = communications, scripts, media industry, craft

Budha activates Arudha lagna = bhava-5 drama * Kanya logistics, exploitation, illness * Mangala ruler-of-12 subconscious yuvati-pati-7 his wife Alma was his professional partner in the dramatic cinema enterprise


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

[Sarala Yoga] = Guru activates 8 occupies 6

  • [Guru-Tula] many trades * variety of exchanges * optimistic negotiations * believes in justice * doctrine of contractual exchange * multiple alliances * permission to bargain * diversity of arrangements * equable guidance * widens the scope of balanced design
  • [Guru in bhava-6] broad ranging ministries of service * extensive distress * ideological disagreements * many injuries * much victimization [being eaten] * tolerance for diverse diagnoses * abundant digestive imbalance * many grievances * much betrayal * numerous unfair accusations * broad scope of disorderly conduct * cheerful acceptance of human misery * believes in problematicity * patron of pharmacies * many medicaments * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may aid the suffering
  • [Guru-yuti-Chandra] matri-karaka * multiple mother-figures * permission to do what feels good (not always beneficial, see Chandra's nakshatra) * much expansion of folkways * much humanistic cultural philosophy * many gardens * broad scope of sheltering settlements * generous nourishment * believes in defending the old ways of life * usually rather stout


Chandra-yuti-Guru = Typically, a generous-sized fleshly figure

Guru activates Karakamsha = Meena * radix-11 = income, friends, awards, prizes, social network

Change of Countries under auspice of vriddhi-pati-11 Guru

Budha-Chandra bhukti [Somana-yuti-Guru] Chandra gives effect of Guru ruler of 11 = 8th-from-4th, shift to "step-country"

Psycho 1899-1980 film noir Alfred Hitchcock settled with his family into a 200-acre California estate and stayed there for his life


svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wifely companion)

[energizing lagnesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[inimical rogesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]


[Chandra-6 parivartamsha Shukra-3]



  • [Shukra-Karkata] values comforting routine * likes to nourish * attracted to settled habits * prefers a home-loving partner * taste for folk-lifestyle * appreciates farmers-and-fishers * pleased by secure borders * enjoys rhythmic seasons * adorns beautiful gardens * seeks balanced parenting arrangements * aesthetic of domestic sharing
  • [Shukra-3] seeks pleasure via communications * talks about relationships * sweetens the administrative tasks * smooth style of messaging * enjoys commercial harmony * pleasant retinue * satisfied by literacy * balanced numeracy skills * prefers collaborative teamwork * aesthetically phrased announcements * appreciation of conversation * nice designs to adorn the ears * attractive shoulders * lovely arms * graceful hands * chatty sisters- aunts-neighbors * attuned to the cohort * likes musical groups * fair-and-balanced reporting * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a manager-communicator-writer
  • [Shukra-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


lagnesha = azlesha Shukra-3, beauty in communicative messaging, teams, ensemble, cooperation


duro-karaka (endurance) *jara-karaka [Jahre, years]

[Yogakaraka mysterious randhresha for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[Yogakaraka believing dharmesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]




  • [Shani-Vṛścika] burdened by puzzling enigma * obliged to uncover the camouflaged realities * heavy responsibility for mass transformation * must regulate the occult identity changes * must explore masked trauma * must resist self-destruction * mandatory recycling * bodily stress zone = ovaries + testes + anus * imposes strict confidentiality rules * cautiously exposes hidden knowledge * must regulate the threat of disaster * at times, penetration of the mysteries requires great effort * must work with sudden eruptions * must accept the healing systems of elder shamans * respects the slow-moving cycles of proletarian revolution * scarce healing resources * maintainer of old secrets
  • [Shani in Bhava-7] [beneficial placement] enduring partnerships * heavy vows * must balance-and-rebalance * lawful relationships * tense bargaining * grim determination to maintain the contract * chronic marital responsibilities * compression of the visible genitalia * pressured bargaining * negotiation fatigue * unyielding alliances * slow-moving advisors * resists new arrangements * elders maintain respected old promises


required maintenance of transformative relationships * hidden pressure of secret agreements

Public Facade of Marriage = yuvatibhava-7

Shani in bhava-7 = durable marriage.

Shani-Vṛścika rules 12- subconscious imagery =

No divorce due to Shani-7 Much dalliance with leading ladies; However, the y generally rejected him.

karmesha-10 Shani in 7 shows that his spouse's participation was structurally essential to his career.


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

"Reverse Karkotaka KSY" Kala-Amrita-Yoga = all graha between Ketu and Rahu


  • [Rahu-Dhanus] 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-8] passion for mystery * in svabhava of Competitive Kuja, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous veiling * surreptitious recycling * exciting rebirth * fascinating self-reinvention * surgical rejuvenation * outsider who cleverly insinuates into revelatory roles * desires an important role in trauma-healing * fabulous transformations * reveals occult truths * shocking discovery of confidential information * mixed-culture revolutionary * finds opportunity in catastrophe * magical masquerade * poses as a secretary (secret-keeper) of a powerful entity * risk-rewarding in-laws * irregular inheritance * boundary-breaching disclosure* camouflage of undisclosed assets * stimulated by dangerous emergencies * may appear as a tantric initiator * alluring identity changes * pursues social mobility via hidden empowerments

Shani-Rahu bhukti * R-K samchara Dhanus-Mithunaya contact radical R-K

  • 02-Dec-1926 Hitchcock celebrated a first-and-only marriage to the brilliant film editor Alma Reville. Their union endured 54 years until his death. Mrs. Hitchcock is widely credited as the invisible genius partner that transformed (8) Hitchcock's twisted, disturbed vision into a mesmerizing [Rahu] new film genre - film noir . Rahu-8, and his 7th-from-Chandra = 12 invisible mate


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

[disregards traditional discourse conventions]

[eccentric financial communications]



  • [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-2] surrenders preserved values * eccentric voice * odd face * disperses family affluence * disregards conventional limits on sound-music-language * disinterested in genetic lineage * surrenders the hoard * odd food * peculiar precious goods * abdicates banker-conserver-collector roles * dissolves libraries * devalues treasuries * unless other graha in 2, may prefer to live free from historic traditions


Generally, Ketu-2 suggests a considerable distancing due to disinterest from the family of origin. Hitchcock was said to have maintained a minimal contact with his few family members, no contact with most of them.

Unlike his wife Alma, AH did not move his London-based near-and-dear to the safety of California during WW-2. In other words, they were not near-and-dear.


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