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Five marriages, five divorces

notable substance addiction

significant mental-health challenges


Dennis Hopper in 1969, playing the iconic sneering "Easy Rider" role

Hollywood dramatist

film director

fine-arts painter

art collector


Counterculture Icon

Dennis Hopper

Earth-birth Sunday-17-May-1936

dematerialization 29-May-2010 [age 74]



cinematic director

fine-arts painter + sculptor


Dennis Hopper

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tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Viśākha - Radha

Indra-agni - Aindra-agna - Zkragni - Satragni - Sadvhava - Vaikaasi - Vaigasi - Visagaam

BPL commentary

For Viśākha births of a masculine valence, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Brihaspati may considerably affect the outcome. Masculine births under auspice of Puna, Viśākha, or Purvabhadra may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of priestly teachers and guides.

For those born into the Guru-ruled paradigm of Radhika, teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, pontificators, patriarchs, pundits, pater-nosters, proponents of principled understanding, wise-ones, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.

Guided by patrons from the civilizations of Saka. Their purpose is facilitation of shocking insights by lightning-strike and expansive growth by root-splitting..

High forehead. Saptarishi-ruled births come equipped with a global perspective. The majority of Viśākha nativities are higher dimensional Seva-wanderers who assume interpretive guidance roles.

Growth Shocks

[Tula - Vanika] pada 1-2-3 expresses Saptarishi's rulership of 3-Writing-commerce + 6-service ministry or victimhood. Pada 1-2-3 also evoke the tension between Shukra's one-to-one relationships versus Guru's one-to-many preachings. Pada 1-2-3 have a broad understanding of the explosive growth-power of extreme polarities.

They are often found in advisor roles [Shukra] which engage overview, ideology, theory, first principles, or interpretive paradigm [Guru] . Masculine pada 1-2-3 are both famed and feared for their ability to expand conflict or worsen disease condition as a way to super-polarize the toxic situation en-route to an envisioned state of peace.

Pada 1-2-3 are easier for women who can utilize Shukra's balancing skills. For men, diplomatic constraints tend to frustrate their expansive growth patterns. Also, although the priestly teachers are seeking wisdom, for Tula-Viśākha the guru-figures may also be impoverished, blaming, polluted, or sick (due to Guru activates 3-6).

Vṛścika Pada-4 emphasizes Guru's rulership of 2-affluence, collections ++ 5-creativity, entitlement, politics. Pada 4 enjoys the spirited compatibility between Guru's optimism + Kuja's kinetic movement. Pada-4 has a broad understanding of the ultimate power of transformative beliefs . Pada-4 are often found in teaching and healing work, especially with the sexual-reproductive energies. They also work with explosive-expansive forces such as dynamite and lightning.

Themes of shocking growth via beliefs, widening expansion via root-splitting, and fertilization via jolts of electromagnetic shakti may contextualize Viśākha's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Viśākha - Rādhā

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. [1939] . Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 97.

" ... Aggressiveness and impatience.

These people are overbearing in their desire to get things done.

They are very active but not popular,

  • since their manner causes people to actively dislike them

  • and to resent their extreme aggressiveness.

they are very proud

  • and because of this, they take offense easily at some fancied slight.

their anger makes enemies of people who might cooperate with them, if treated differently.

they will overcome their enemies through sheer force of character,

  • but such people will still remain enemies .

Tact and kindness are qualities which they should try to develop."


Dennis Hopper at Cannes 2008


Dennis Hopper in character for 1960's rural American role

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha

Budha Mahadasha [age birth until age 6.5]

17-May-1936 Earth-birth in Dodge City, Kansas, USA * Budha-Rahu bhukti ++ dvadasa Sade-Sati

Feb-1937 until Apr-1939 Janma Sade-Sati Meena

  • [6 adversarial roles, scapegoat, medication, service]
  • [age 1-4]

Ketu Mahadasha [age 6.5 until age 13.5]

[Shukra Mahadasha] [age 13.5 until age 33.5]

1954 [DH age 18] career begins with first television role , followed by recognized cinema roles * Shukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 10-career

Aug-1961 [DH age 25] consecration of marriage-1-of-5 with actress Brooke Hayward * Shukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules Dhanus 7th-navamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Simha-Kumbha contact navamsha Chandra-Kumbha

26-Jun-1962 [DH age 26] celebrated the birth of child-1 daughter Marin Hopper * Shukra-Guru bhukti

Apr-1966 until Jun-1968 Janma Sade-Sati Meena

  • [6 adversarial roles, scapegoat, medication, service]
  • [age 30-33]

1968 [DH age 30] DH begins shooting Easy Rider, the film which will make him a Hollywood star. At the same time, the marriage unravels. * Shukra-Ketu chidradasha ++ dvithya Sade-Sati

1969 [DH age 31] divorce from alliance-1 * Shukra-Ketu chidradasha ++ dvithya Sade-Sati

[Surya Mahadasha] [age 33.5 until age 39.5]

1970 [DH age 33] co-writer + director + actor in the counterculture classic film Easy Rider. DH portrayed a macho, oppositional-defiant motorcycle personality that became emblematic for 1960's anti-establishment attitude * Surya-Surya svabhukti * [Surya-yuti-Kuja] [Surya-yuti-Budha] combines rulers of 2 + 7 + 9 + 11 + 12 ++ dvithya Sade-Sati

31-Oct-1970 [DH age 36] consecration of marriage-2-of-5 with the celebrated singer, Michelle Phillips * Surya-Mangala bhukti * Kuja-8 impulsive behavior * [Kuja-8 parivartamsha Shukra-7 marriage]

08-Nov-1970 [DH age 36] divorce from alliance-2, following eight days of marriage * Surya-Mangala bhukti * Mangala-8 impulsive actions [Kuja-8 parivartamsha Shukra-7]

1972 [DH age 38] marriage 3-of-5 with actress [later, expressive arts therapist] Daria Halprin, until-1976 * Surya-Guru bhukti * Guru rules Dhanus 7th-navamsha

[Chandra Mahadasha] [age 39.5 until age 49.5]

1976 [DH age 42] divorce 3-of-5, following three years of marriage- and two children born into the union * Chandra-Mangala bhukti * [Kuja-yuti-Surya] Surya-8 rules 6th-from-Chandra

1979 [DH age 45] following a string of critical failures, wins acclaim for portraying a photojournalist in Apocalypse Now * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules Rahu-3 cinema ++ Meena 10th-navamsha

07-Aug-1982 [DH age 46] grieved decease of father * Chandra-Budha bhukti* Budha pitrimaraka rules 2nd-from-Surya

1983 [DH age 47] highly publicized rage-wander in the Mexican desert following his father's death * Chandra-Ketu bhukti

1983 [DH age 47] DH enters drug rehabilitation for the first time * Chandra-Shukra bhukti* lagnesha Shukra rules 8 identity change

[Mangala Mahadasha] [age 49.5 until age 56.5]

1989 [DH age 53] begins lifetime sobriety [no alcohol, no drugs] * Mangala-Shani bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Kumbha-Simha contact navamsha Chandra

17-Jun-1989 [DH age 53] consecration of marriage 4-of-5 with actress [dancer, choreographer] Katherine LaNasa * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha rules Mithuna svamsha

Apr-1992 [DH age 56] divorce 4-of-5 * Mangala-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 6th-from-Chandra

[Rahu Mahadasha] [age 56.5 until decease age 74 ]

Jun-1995 until Apr-1998 Janma Sade-Sati Meena

  • [6 adversarial roles, scapegoat, medication, service]
  • [age 59-62]

13-Apr-1996 [DH age 60] consecration of marriage 5-of-5 with actress Victoria Duffy * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru activates Dhanus 7th navamsha ++ janma Sade-Sati

12-Jan-2007 [DH age 71] grieved the decease of mother - Rahu-Shukra bhukti * [Kuja-8 parivartamsha Shukra-7] * matrimaraka Mangala rules 2nd-from-Chandra

Jan-2010 [DH age 74] begin proceedings for divorce 5-of-5 accompanied by vicious and paranoid accusations on both sides. * Rahu-Mangala chidradasha

29-May-2010 [DH age 74] dematerialization via liver failure, prostate cancer * Rahu-Mangala chidradasha

Salient features of the nativity


pitri-karaka [father] * jyoti-karaka [light]

[friendly-gainful vriddhi-pati for Tulā indriya-lagna]

[camouflaged center of financial revenues]

[hidden healing intelligence for neck-throat-eyes-mouth-tongue-teeth]

[focused into demonstrations of mysterious pleasurable initiations]

[sensual, enriching presence in crisis intervention environments]

[political connections linked to undisclosed investments]

[father may express revolutionary values]

[father or self, may make catastrophic financial decisions, yet recover]

[father may be surgeon, undercover agent, asset-insurer, or forensic banker]

[genius for funding contracts]


[populist-profitable Kṛttikā-3] [navamsha Surya-Kumbha] intuitively confident community-commons economic distribution systems . Usually some sort of popular hero.

[Surya-yuti-Kuja] [Surya-yuti-Budha] combines rulers of 2 + 7 + 9 + 11 + 12

  • [Surya-Urisha] Ravaye - the noisy one, the roaring one [Ravi = firebird; Rava = howl, yell, or squawk]
  • [Surya in bhava-8] center of revelation * spectacular explosions * heart of rebirth * splendid emergence * intelligence for trauma healing * political secrecy * confident rejuvenation * brightly transformative * focus on discovery * initiatory entitlements * eye on hidden assets * sparkling center of mystery * father may be healer-undercover-disguised
  • [Surya-yuti-Kuja] confidently progressive * bright warrior * moves in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent brother-figures * self-reflexive political pursuits * champion of brilliant ideals * competitive father-figure * entitled to conquer * focused on winning * radiantly pioneering
  • [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 Mangala yuti Budha [8, undercover identities] = combined rulers of 2 + 7 + 9 + 11 + 12


entertainment arts [Mangala-Budha-Surya] and fine arts [Shukra]

[Surya in bhava-8] rules 11-proletarian roles, hidden sources of income from undiscovered assets

Confident Surya intakes expansive drishti from Guru-2 = family capital + face-voice + values- knowledge


James Millard Hopper [1916-1982]

Purportedly a local postmaster, dad was also a secret agent for the American OSS [pre-CIA] [Surya in bhava-8]

[Surya in bhava-8] [Surya-Urisha] reveals that dad was using the postmaster job as a camouflage.


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Tulā-indriya-lagna]

[comfortable with visionary public service]

[status-minded offering of compassionate aid]

[intuitivel y helps those who suffer from conflicted relationships]

[mother may have a professional ministry of service, often medical]

[in scapegoated 6, one may be chastized, blamed, or accused for visionary, symbolic, imaginative, contemplative, clairsentient activities -or dreaming-sleeping]


[populist-profitable Revatī-3] [navamsha Chandra in Kumbha] intuitively sensitive mass-market populist

  • [Chandra-Meena] comforted by ancestral guidance * settled into rhythmic intuition * needs contemplative sanctuary
  • [Chandra in Revatī - Pashu] soothed by wayfaring rhythms * protector of poetic interpretation * needs to feel wisely dreamlike
  • [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 or mother suffers injury-illness-crime


CAREER - 10th-from-Chandra

Karkata-10 = Arudha lagna = ruled by [Revati-Chandra in classroom-6]

10th-from-Chandra contains [Mula=Rahu in bhava-3] cinema dramatist-producer-director, gallery photography shows, artistic presentations,


Chandra-6 intakes permission, expansive, optimistic drishti from I-know-better-than-you [Jyeṣṭha-Guru-Vṛścika] [2, food-and-drink]

  • DH broad range of self-medicating behavioral addictions and substance addictions grew -and-grew, until age-48
  • During Chandra-Shukra bhukti, DH entered an irreversible sobriety which he maintained until decease. Shukra lagnesha.


Marjorie Mae Davis Hopper [1917-2007]. Mom was a drama teacher [Chandra in Revatī - Pashu]

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


five marriages + 5 divorces. All five of his wives outlived him.

Lifepartnership 1-of-5

  • bhava-12 privacy, imagination, seclusion, enclosure
  • Kanya service, unbalanced arrangements, complaint

actress Brooke Hayward, recognized dramatist and divorced mother of two young sons. Her career was ascending, his was descending.

  • protected by Budha-8 giving [Vimala yoga]
  • seven-year marriage, daughter [fashion designer]

Lifepartnership 2-of-5

  • bhava-7 marriage contract, arrangements contains [Bharani Shukra-Mesha]
  • Mesha physicality, innovation, fleshly force

celebrated singer Michelle Philips

  • Shukra [singer] occupies 2nd-from-Chandra = 2nd lifepartnership
  • marriage duration = 8 days
  • [Kuja-8 parivartamsha Shukra-7] impulsive contractual behavior

Lifepartnership 3-of-5

  • bhava-2 family, financial assests, values of sound-color, knowledge
  • Vrischika contains atmakaraka [Guru-Vṛścika-Jyestha]

actress [later, expressive arts therapist] Daria Halprin

  • Guru rules 6-medical treatments, therapies
  • three-year union, two children

Lifepartnership 4-of-5

  • bhava-9 beliefs, life philosophy, higher perspective
  • Mithuna dialog, discourse, planning, notation, scripts

actress [dancer, choreographer] Katherine LaNasa

  • three-year union, child

Lifepartnership 5-of-5

  • bhava-4 retirement, settlement, anchoring
  • Makara structure, age, establishment, roots, resistance to movement

actress Victoria Duffy


bhratru-karaka [brother] * virya-karaka [virile]


[collecting-traditional dhanesha for Tulā indriya-lagna]

[bargaining-balancing yuvati-pati for Tulā indriya-lagna]


[competitive-challenging Rohiṇī-1] [navamsha Mangala-Mesha] intuitively competitive forward-pushing physicalized champion pioneer



[Kuja-8 parivartamsha Shukra-7]

Surya yuti Mangala yuti Budha [8, undercover identities] = combined rulers of 2 + 7 + 9 + 11 + 12

  • [Mangala-Urisha] vigorous pursuit of heritage collections * proactive in acquisition * pro-actively conserves the hoard *pushes the herd * competes for banked treasuries * Sound engineering * actively preserves food * promotes color value * dynamic arts of speech-song * innovative conservation * pioneering libraries * champion of historic knowledge
  • [Mangala in bhava-8] [svabhava] drive toward discovery * pursuit of rebirth * revolutionary dynamics * aggressive approach to emergency events * energetic transformations * urge to dig-drill -dive-excavate-plumb-explode-explore * vigorous revelations * explosive eruptions * unexpected force * pushes through camouflage * mysterious conquests * pro-active rejuvenating surgeries
  • [Kuja-yuti-Surya] sparkling kinetic creativity * glorious innovator * high-energy confidence * dynamic genius * dominating force joins willful charm * fiercely competitive politics * brilliant winner * physically active father-figure * self-referential championship * vigorously moving theatrical display
  • [Kuja-yuti-Budha] proactive communications * energized signaling * dynamic reporting * clipped speech patterns * abrupt announcements * champion of vigorous messaging * pushes toward direct commands * forward thrusting gestures * incisive speech * forceful writing


[Kuja-8 parivartamsha Shukra-7] DH known for five marriages but also for divorces, addictions, and adversarial relationships with cinematic directors


jamayah-karaka [sibling] * sandesha-karaka [message] * shisya-karaka [student]

[Vimala yoga]

[philosophical-doctrinal dharmesha for Tulā indriya-lagna]

[retreating-contemplative vyaya-pati for Tulā indriya-lagna]


[property-owning, defensive Rohiṇī-4] [navamsha Budha-Karkata] intuitively explaining details of homelife folkways customary protection



Surya yuti Mangala yuti Budha [8, undercover identities] = combined rulers of 2 + 7 + 9 + 11 + 12

  • [Budha-Urisha] financial communications * articulation of tonal value * talks about stored goods * discusses collected assets * delivers descriptive evaluations * sends historic messages * skillfully signals the music * preservation methods * describes sound frequencies * hands-arms-shoulders send sensual gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-8] narrative of hidden information * mysterious facts * unexpected eruptions of factual data * shocking revelation * writes about revolutionary cycles * speaks-and-sings about dynamic rebirth * detailed discoveries * describes transformative change * explains initiation * delivers instructions for new identity * hand-arm gestures signal healing renewal
  • [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-Mangala] competitive communications * scripted actions * impatient conversations * potential for sexualized messaging * penetrating explanations * direct instruction * dominating dialog * signals forward action * pioneering logical movement * energetically outspoken opinions * talkative brother-figures


Budha is an adolescent. If not properly raised by Chandra-Surya, then Budha often remains socially and emotionally immature. If addiction is added to the mentalized Budha mix, one may remain the perpetual Peter Pan.

His parents would not have been able to provide modeling of a stable, bargaining, evolving marriage due to Chandra-6 and Surya-8

  • DH's marriage 5-of-5 happened when DH turned 60

[Rohini-Budha-yuti-Mangala] [8] demands to hold the center of the spousal attention

  • the verbal attacks and paranoid accusations against his later spouses [focused mainly on their sabotage of his precious art collection] becane increasingly intense as he aged.
  • The likely culprit for the accusations is Mangala-8 parivartamsha Shukra-7, engaging verbal Budha and self-righteous Surya.

Like many financially privileged men, Hopper was in a position to remarry increasingly younger women.

  • Budha-8 may signify a revolving-door [8] of changing identity narratives suggesting immaturity [Budha] of delayed development and remarrying regularly to obtain "newer models" of the wifely companion.
  • Budha-8 yuti yuvati-pati Mangala suggests that each newly matched wife was younger and younger in order to match his never-maturing emotional reality

As ruler of 12, Budha allows withdrawal and teenage sulking with no consequences via Vimala Yoga.

  • Typical of many addicts, Hopper remained emotionally stagnant starting from the age when he became addicted.
  • The stagnation ended, and his artistic flowering began, at the time of sobriety during Chandra-Shukra bhukti = Shukra lagnesha. [age 48, maturity year of Rahu-Ketu].


dhava-karaka [husband] * bahuta-karaka [variety]

[busy-communicative vikrama-pati for Tulā indriya-lagna]

[inimical-argumentative rogesha for Tulā indriya-lagna]


[imaginative-fantasizing Jyeṣṭha-4] [navamsha Guru-Meena] intuitively expansive philosophically wide-scope humanistic optimistic imagination

[Atmakaraka expansion, philosophy, patronage, beliefs, doctrine, faith]

  • [Guru-Vṛścika] much mystery * many sudden discoveries * optimistic about emergencies * believes in healing * many masks * hidden doctrine * permission to reveal * transformative guidance * expands the scope of secret undertakings * multiple initiations
  • [Guru in bhava-2] much hoard * many songs * many stories * extensive history * generous natural reserves * several genetic lines * many accumulated goods * numerous languages * expansive oratory * large eyes * many voices * many valuations * extensive accounts * grows the family lineage * optimistic heritage * believes in historic conservation * patron of speech-and-song * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be a keeper-collector-preserver


Atmakaraka Brihaspati activates Karakamsha Meena-6 containing Revati-Chandra

[Guru in bhava-2] things put in the mouth = food, drink, medicines.

Confident, optimistic speakers, cleverly sonorous values-based speech.

Guru transmits blessings of face, voice, speech patterns, eyes, history, languages. via expansive, permissive drishti into

  • 6 contains karmesha-10
  • 8 + Surya-Mangala-Budha
  • 10 [promotes career]

Multitudinous visual values, and remarriages [2]

Capitalization, Voice-Face, storytelling, genetics, collections

most of DH's capital wealth came from the valuation of his large pop-art collection. He knew many of the top collectors in this genre, and just by talking with them [2] he could inflate the value of various pieces.


svadu-karaka [sweet] * kalatra-karaka [wifely companion]


[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Tulā indriya-lagna]

[mysterious-revealing randhesha for Tulā indriya-lagna]

[competitive relationships with revolutionary actors]

[secretive kinetically active partners]

[lifemate may be an innovative attorney-advocate-bargainer-broker]


[contractual-bargaining Bharani-3] [navamsha Shukra-Tula]

[Kuja-8 parivartamsha Shukra-7]

  • [Shukra-Mesha] appreciation of direct movement * primal relationships * likes innovation * aesthetic of physicality * attracted to champions * pleasures of conquest * kinetic sensuality * prefers a lithely sporting partner * sweetly competitive * aristocratic agreements
  • [Shukra-7] seeks pleasure via interpersonal relationships * enjoys contractual harmony * prefers adjustable partners * lovely designs to adorn the lower back * kidney-adrenal over-use * often too much sugar * sensual genitalia * gracious advisers * balanced mutual agreement * fair financial arrangements * appreciation of equity * pleasurable deal-making * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be an advocate-counselor-attorney


lagnesha [Shukra-7] rules 8 +++ [Kuja-8 parivartamsha Shukra-7]

despite and numerous domestic violence convictions, DH was consistently able to settle out of court.

significant alcohol and drug-related misbehavior along with domestic violence behaviors, yet never convicted of crimes, never imprisoned.

The charges were often serious, but his sincere willingness [and funding available] to undertake corrective therapy seemed to convince most judges that imprisonment was not necessary. [Budha-8 rules 12 = Vimala Yoga protection from consequences]


Shukra-7 parivartamsha with Mangala-8 involves Budha + Surya.

It is Shukra's incompatibility with Surya which marks the self-other drama.

  • powerful cycle of self-identity transformation via entering then destroying five marriage contracts
Kalatra karaka Shukra activates the complex and difficult marriage negotiations

Bhava-7 occupies 6th-from-Rahu = 12th-from Ketu

Hopper was famously married five times. His marital life was characterized by a series of impulsive, criticizing, accusing divorces.

[Budha-yuti-Surya] + [Budha-yuti-Mangala] in parivartamsha with Shukra shows

  • the over-mentalization of adolescent, argumentative Budha-8,
  • the impulsive physical actions of Mangala-8,
  • and the self-righteous certainty of narcissistic Surya-8

all combustibly over-stimulating the normally peaceable and agreeable Shukra-7.

PARANOIA from Surya

Surya-8 also rules 6th-from-Chandra. Simha-11 = income, revenue, marketplace viability

After a period of delirious infatuation with the new wife [from Latin fatus, meaning fool] DH seemed to perceive each of his five spouses as a predatory thief in wifely disguise.

uncorrectably vindictive toward each of his five wives

  • even knowing that he was suffering an untreatable stage of terminal cancer and would soon be dead , DH filed for divorce from his fifth wife and the mother of his youngest child during the final months of his life.

Awareness of his impending death did not reduce the virulence of his animosity toward the spouse nor the verbosity [Budha] and aggressiveness [Mangala] of his self-elevating accusations of abuse [6th from Rahu] toward her.

After his death, DH three adult children and wife-5 the mother of a 4th minor daughter, all engaged in a protracted legal battle over DH estate. Bhava-8 inheritance.


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


[mūlatrikoṇa if within 0-20 deg]

[Yogakaraka homebound-securing bandesha for Tulā indriya-lagna]

[Yogakaraka speculative-creative vidya-pati for Tulā indriya-lagna]

[systematically ordered creativity]

[politics of economic networks]


[mercantile-publishing Purvabhadra-3] [navamsha Shani-Mithuna] intuitively structured regulatory class-conscious communications

  • [Shani-Kumbha] heavy old economic systems * obliged to conform to marketplace rules * responsible scientific work * structural compression upon skin-nerves-ankles * mandatory electro-magnetic networking * regulated revenues * lawfully distributed earnings * must materialize past-to-future gridwork * must sustain lowest-common-denominator connections * proletarian communities * conventional friendships * elderly mentors * Slowly achieves social-material goals * scarce conductive resources * maintainer of old economies
  • [Shani in Bhava-5] steady time-structured intelligence * heavy responsibility for children * pessimistic in romance * cautious financial speculation * resists ceremony * limits special entitlements * obligatory entertainments * dreads political games * tightly disciplined creativity * mother's family often rigidly conventional * blocked heart-and-spine * subdued sparkle * performance fatigue * intolerant of time-wasting amusements * elders maintain ordinary rights



Professional drama may be approached with discipline [DH attended the demanding Actor's Studio school for five years]. Yet the draining impact of Shani in 12th-from-Chandra suggests that a lifelong dramatist career would have been unsustainable.


[Shani-Kumbha] rules-and-occupies 11th-from-Chandra as a [Yogakaraka] profitable benefactor. In the long run, Shani provides a modest but consisten economic, revenue-streaming income from entertainments [5].

Although he had only a few triumphant cinema roles, those few [Shani few] were iconic. DH enjoyed royalties [5] from licensing the rights [5] to merchandise and replays of his two most celebrated performances.


[Shani in Bhava-5] strictly regulates any expressions of creative genius. He may impose such heavy restrictions that a normally brilliant environment such as theatre, romance, game-playing, or glittering celebrity may be perceived as punitive or constricted. Shani would normally block creative expression in drama, and cause one to seek freedom in other venues.


By his early 40's and the onset of karmesha Chandra Mahadasha, DH had shifted away from [12] the dramatist-producer-director roles of the cinema industry, and into a more permissive career as an art collector [Guru-2] fine-arts painter [Rahu-3] and photographer [Rahu-3].


Shani accepts romance less as a joy and more as a duty. [Shani in Bhava-5] inevitably generates heavy responsibility for children.

The first child is often disciplined and structured in personality.

  • His eldest child, a daughter, became a recognized fashion designer [5].


rajyalobha-karaka [ambition] * picchala-karaka [slippery]

[for Tulā indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-3 casts passionately publishing mercantile drishti into 7-9-11]

check Guru for defining source of Rahu's broad philosophical inclusiveness

[desire to communicate about principled beliefs]

[craving for exhilarating inspirational conversations on life philosophy]

[opportunistic messaging on humanistic global theory]

[exciting writer-publisher on matters of ideology and faith]

[thrilling discussions on higher worldview]

[over-reaching mixed-culture commercial transactions]

[passion for writing-editing a correspondence corpus]

[ambitious cohort may evangelize on doctrine]


[defensive-ritualized Mūla-4] [navamsha Rahu-Karkata]

  • [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-3] passion for prestige communication *in svabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter = glamorous writing - outsider who cleverly insinuates into culturally important communicator roles * exotic photography * unusual journalistic reporting * thrilling announcements * unorthodox commentary * mesmerizing messaging * craves publication * ambitious sibling-cousins * mixed-culture collaborative teams * desire for conversations * over-reaching commerce * exciting gestures * opportunistic approach to manufacturing * entranced by information technology * boundary-breaching sibling-cohort * unconventional explanations * remarkable retinue * entrancing evangelism * seeks privilege via project management


CAREER - Rahu-Mula-3 cinema occupies 10th-from-Chandra

Easy Rider 1936-2010 artist Dennis Hopper was a notorious Hollywood actor and director, but he was also a fine-arts painter who produced galleries full of artistic work.

Despite five years study at the prestigious New York City Actors Studio [under the legendary Lee Strassburg] most of DH cinema work was undistinguished.

Nevertheless, a small handful of celebrated rebel-roles transformed [8] Dennis Hopper into a counterculture icon.

  • Due to the convulsive social-change happening during the revolutionary, anti-establishment, anti-war-machine 1960's, DH's celluloid visage was propelled into national fame.

Regardless of the volatility created by drug addiction and persistent marriage squabbles, DH was rarely out of work [10th-from-Chandra]

When Hopper outgrew dramatic acting, expansive Guru-ruled Rahu ambitiously reached for opportunities to grow into roles as director and producer.

  • DH remained well-known within the cinema industry [3] while developing a significant career as a fine-arts photographer.

His capitalization grew mainly from Guru-2 art collections

  • Rahu in 2nd-from-2nd allowed DH to take capital from his assessed collections and invest it into production [3] of new photographs and organized gallery shows.

Hopper seemed obsessed [Rahu] with his treasury [2nd-from-2].

  • He designed complex legal contracts [Shukra] that would prevent his wives whether ex- or present from getting an unfair share of his loot.

Mula bhava-3 cinema

Rahu-Mula is prone to the thrill of all-or-nothing risk

Rahu-Dhanus is noted for cultural mixing doctrines, ideologies, and beliefs [Dhanus].

  • Communications media, scripted dialog, cinema, radio = typically the most ambitious career pathway.


Rahu-Mula = Rebel Without a Cause

Usually Rahu-3-Mula is a photographer, writer, publisher, announcer, or businessperson who experiences a Learning Pathway that features a Rahu-esque dramatic cycle of rise-and-fall within a taboo-challenging media-based career.

When Rahu-3-Mūla [annihilating risk] occupies 10th-from-Chandra, undoubtedly the media-messaging career would be exciting and high-profile.

Career = Iconic Rebel

Fascinating Rahu-challenge to rigid social practices in narrative transmission [3] He played the Rebel.

  • Rahu in Mula in the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra indicates a salient career in matters of Mula = rebel without a cause

6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu

karmic hot-spot learning challenge = randhrasthana

bhava-8 contains yuvati-pati Mangala + [Surya-yuti-Budha]

Rahu amplifies His ruler Guru-2-Vṛścika. A confident and brilliant media personality, DH nevertheless dealt with the draining, debilititating effect of Rahu's ruler Guru in 12th-from-Rahu

Fear of loss of valuable collections such as his paintings and financial assets.

Mula themes of annihilation seemed to be driven by a subconscious expectation [12th ] of being catastrophically drained by invisible forces.

Rahu-Mula drishti into Shukra-7

Hopper famously married, and acrimoniously divorced, five times.

He struggled publically with recurring narrative [Budha] of unseen, incalculable losses. Court documents tended to wildly overestimate the value of his paintings. Toward the end of his life, as his wealth grew, so did his chronic and gnawing paranoia [Mula-Rahu-3 mentality].

Chandra-6 is often comfortable in the world of endless lawsuits DH hired lawyers and filed criminal complaints [6] against invisible predatory thieves until the day of his death.

Naturally, if challenging graha should occupy or own the bhava which is 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu, the results can be exaggerated.

Particularly inner graha [Surya-Mangala-Budha] are afflicted when they occupy the adversarial 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu.


kavandha-karaka [headless] * chidra-karaka [gaping] * vasana-karaka [vacuum]

[for Tulā indriya-lagna]

[passively fixated on ambitiously inspirational-dogmatic Rahu-Dhanus-3 = sibling-cousins, cohort, neighbors, messengers, managers]

[dispersion of detailed credenda]

[dissolution of ideological communications]

[restlessly apathetic toward patronage narratives]

[may abdicate explanatory guidance roles]

[surrenders useless life-principles]

[forgives the trespass of father and guru-figures]

[abandons unsustainable religious propaganda]

[absent from empty beliefs]

[walks away from doctrinal instruction]

[disregards patriarchal announcements]

[eccentric gestures of episcopate may symbolize their disoriented worldview ]

[presbyters may signal erratic mentality]

[has the mental skills and the broad understanding, but disinterested in preaching]

... ...

[class-conscious Arudha-2] [navamsha Ketu-Makara]

  • [Ketu-Mithuna] dissociates from conversation * incomplete messages * explains the ineffable * 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-9] disinterested in fixed credenda * wandering worldview *disengaged from faith doctrine * disregards theory * liberating philosophy * irrelevance of patriarchal dogma * ambivalence toward conventional convictions * spacey father * weird beliefs * empty public guidance * forsaken by preceptors * ignores the ordinary understandings * incoherent ideology * unless other graha in 9, may prefer to live free from father-figures



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