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

Hollywood dramatist

film director

fine-arts painter


icon of exhilarating risk + disrespect for outdated rules

Dennis Hopper

Earthbody-Entry Sunday-17-May-1936

Earthbody-Exit 29-May-2010 (age 74)

Five marriages, five divorces

notable substance addiction

significant mental-health issues


dramatist, cinematic director, fine-arts painter, sculptor * 1936-2010 * Dennis Hopper

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotisha

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Jyeztha * Kita * Thrikketta

BPL commentary

For Jyeztha births of a masculine valence, the condition of conversational, discursive, explanatory, instructional, argumentative, commercializing, evangelical Kumara may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Budha-ruled paradigm of Varta, siblings, cousins, schoolmates, bandmates, team-mates, entourage, ensemble, neighbors, managers, cohort, coterie, collaborative group, publishers, messengers, merchants, commercial agents, reporters, writers, scripts, plans, schedules, instructions, radio-television-internet, news-media, conferences, committees, discussions, travel itineraries, and texts may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Antares. Their purpose is to communicate a forceful, dynamic, healing regeneration cycle via sexual energy transfer and discovery of secrets.

Penetrating Communications

Budha-ruled Jyeztha gentlemen are typically outspoken, incisive and decisive, competitive, descriptive, and authoritative communicators. Thrikketta-born maintain a deep sense of mental seniority. Capable writers, Ketta men are quick-witted and skilled in handcraft. Articulate and pro-active to the point of verbal aggression, they find a ready audience on topics of a mysterious, hidden, or forbidden nature.

Thriketta fellows may be handlers of secrets of a sexual, psychological, political, military, engineering, or financial nature.

Masters of verbal control and manipulation, Zakra chaps are often found in politics. Due to the influence of nakshatrapathi Budha, often Jyeztha-born use words to manage an ever-transforming experience of power.

In the process of channeling these mysterious and compelling kinetic energies, Thriketta men may engage in sexual intrigue and dangerous liaisons. Ketta-born are natural psychologists., and they can become transformative healers when their sexual energy consciousness evolves.

Themes of verbal contest, sexual energy transfer, and healing discovery may contextualize Jyeztha's terrestrial experience. Also applicable to Chandra in Jyeztha-Kita

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 85

"A dark and sensitive nature ...

  • superficially religious

  • but are hypocrites at heart.

On the surface they are respectable, law abiding citizens, ostensible church-goers,

  • but secretly their morals are loose

  • and their tempers passionate.

Smooth, oily, and suave to all appearances,

  • they carry in their hearts schemes and thoughts which might not stand the light of day."


Dennis Hopper at Cannes 2008

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha

Budha Mahadasha * age birth-age 7

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

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

Ketu Mahadasha * age 7-14

Zukra Mahadasha age 14-34

Aug-1961 exchange of vows in marriage-1 to Brooke Hayward * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules swamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Simha-Kumbha contact navamsha Chandra

26-June-1962 celebrated the birth of child-1 daughter Marin Hopper Zukra-Shani bhukti * (probably not the first child)

1969 divorce-1 * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

Surya Mahadasha

Chandra Mahadasha *age 39-49

07-Aug-1982 grieved decease of father * Chandra-Zukra bhukti * Zukra in 12th from Surya parivartamsha Mangala rules 7th-from-Surya

Mangala Mahadasha * age 49-56

1989 begins lifetime sobriety (no alcohol no drugs) * Mangala-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules-7 promises vows * Kuja-7 parivartamsha Zukra-6 * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Kumbha-Simha contact navamsha Chandra

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

Rahu Mahadasha * age 56-74

12-Jan-2007 grieved the decease of mother * Rahu-Chandra bhukti

Guru Mahadasha * age 74 until decease age 74

29-May-2010 Lightbody Lift-off (age 74) * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru maraka dhanapati-2

Salient features of the nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * Jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Vrizabha * Ravaye * the noisy one, the roaring one (Ravi = firebird; Rava = howl, yell, or squawk)
  • Surya in bhava-7 * center of relationships, focus on agreements, brightly negotiating, confident in brokerage and trade, intelligence for equity, peer entitlements, eye on contractual relationships * sparkling center of thedeal-making drama
  • 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 and win * radiantly pioneering
  • 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


Purportedly a local postmaster, dad was also a secret agent for the American OSS (pre-CIA) * Surya in bhava-7 = go-between.

Surya karmesha in 10th-from-10th reveals that dad was much more than the local postmaster. Surya yuti rulers of 1, 6, 8 (undercover identities), 11 + Surya receiving confident, expansive drishti from Guru-1


entertainment arts and fine arts

Arudha lagna = bhava-10 ruled by Simha-7 (entertainment arts) karmesha-10 Surya-7 suggests a famous career. When Hopper outgrew dramatic acting, he matured professional into a director and producer remaining well-known within the cinema industry. He was rarely out of work, despite catastrophic (8) challenges with drug addiction and marriage squabbles.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Meena * comforted by rhythmic ancestral guidance
  • Chandra in Revatika-Pashu * comforted by wayfaring rhythms * protector of poetic interpretation * soothed by wise familiar lyrics * needs to feel dreamlike tones * repeaters of ancient folk narratives * Pushana * The Pied Piper
  • Chandra in classroom-5 * comfort in politics * familiar with gambling and games * soothed by celebrity, charm, children * needs to feel the repeating pulse of confident self-expression * emotionally attuned to uniqueness * settled into the rhythm of romance * intelligent customary routines * calmed by artistic performance * undulating creativity

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka


  • Mangala-Vrizabha * vigorous pursuit of lineage collections, * proactive in acquisition, hoards, herds, banking, treasuries * energized sounds + colors * dynamic arts of speech and song * push toward accumulations * champion of historic preservation
  • Mangala in bhava-7 * drive toward bargaining * pursuit of agreement * impatient with stagnant arrangements * invasive negotiation * diplomatic dynamics * energized contracts * innovative conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Surya * active creativity * high-energy confidence * dynamic genius * championship force joins willful charm * potential for aggressive politics * brilliant competitions * self-promoting * vigorous theatrical displays
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * communicative competitions * energized signaling * dynamic reporting * clipped speech patterns * abrupt announcements * champion of vigorous messaging * pushes toward direct commands * potential for aggressive gestures * incisive speech * forceful writing
  • Kuja-7 parivartamsha Zukra-6

Mangala-7 parivartamsha Zukra-6 * known for marriages but also for * divorces, addictions, adversarial relationships with cinematic directors

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Vrishabha * financial communications * articulation of tonal * talks about stored goods * discusses collected assets * delivers descriptive evaluations * sends historic messages about worth and value * signals harmonious sound frequencies * hands-arms-shoulders send gathering gestures
  • Budha in bhava-7 * narrative of relationships, contracts, deals * discusses relationships, trusts, betrothal, contracts, describer of deal-making, delivers instructions for negotiation, explainer of arrangements, talks about fairness, justice, settlement of quarrels, marriage, alliances, partnership, equity, parity, balance. Excellent placement for mediator, negotiator, bargainer, attorney., arrangements
  • 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-Mangala * explainer of competitive energies, articulation of forward action, message of innovation and forward movement, outspoken, fraternal conversations, aggressive communications, talkative brother-figures

Like many financially privileged men, Hopper was in a position to remarry increasingly younger women. Budha-7 may signify a revolving-door of changing identity narratives suggesting immaturity (Budha) of delayed development and remarrying regularly to obtain "newer models" of the wifely companion.

Typical of many addicts, Hopper remained emotionally stagnant at the age when he became addicted. Budha-7 yuti Mangala suggests that each "newly matched" wife was younger and younger in order to pair with him who was (due to the addiction) not able to mature past his early 20's.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka


  • Guru-Vrizchika * much mystery, many sudden discoveries, believes in healing, many masks, hidden doctrine, transformative guidance, expands the scope of secret undertakings, multiple initiations
  • Guru in bhava-1 * dig-bala * much vitality * jolly personality * generous disposition * numerous identities * much jovial competition * many cheerful sporting activities * believes in direct action * expansive aura * extra height-or-girth * embodiment of jovial cheer * a patron of generous optimism

Atmakaraka Brihaspati rules Karakamsha = bhava-5 drama * Dennis Hopper was a counterculture icon * familiar face in creative arts

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Vimala Yoga

  • Zukra-Meza * appreciation of competitive movement, likes innovation, attracted to champions, pleasures of conquest, athletic sensuality, enjoys direct action, aristocratic arrangements
  • 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
  • Kuja-7 parivartamsha Zukra-6

Vimala Yoga Zukra ruler-of-12 Zukra occupies 6 * * significant alcohol and drug-related misbehavior along with domestic violence behaviors, yet never convicted of crimes, never imprisoned.

Zukra strengthened via parivartamsha with Mangala * yuvatipathi-7 in 8 and randhresha-8 in 7 * intense cycle of self-identity transformation via marriage contracts

Kalatra karaka Zukra rules the complex and difficult location Bhava-7 which occupies 6th-from-Rahu = 12th-from Ketu while Kuja-7 parivartamsha Zukra-6

Hopper was famously married five times. Hoppers married life was characterized by a series of criticizing, accusing divorces. After a bhukti of infatuation, he seemed to perceive each of his five spouses as a predatory thief (6) in wifely disguise (7).

Bhava-7 hosts the extraordinarily creative energies of Mangala-Surya-Budha-7 and Bhava-7 receives the penetrating, transformative optimism of Guru-Vrischika-1

Marriage issues + rogesha-6 Mangala in 7 along with randhresha-8 Budha in 7 suggests many arguments and undisclosed activities.

Marriage animosities particularly vindictive toward each of his five wives

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

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Kumbha * moolatrikona 0-20 deg * heavy old economic systems, obliged to conform to the marketplace rules, pressure to maintain social linkage, vital energy compression stress zone = skin-nerves, strictly imposed regulations for electro-magnetic networking, limitations on earnings distribution, must materialize past-to-future gridwork, must sustain lowest-common-denominator proletarian communities, rigidly slow elder friends and mentors, must continue to achieve social-material goals despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-4 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious childhood foundations. One must remain in place, have to root, defend, reinforce the existing shelter. Cautious, conventional mother-figures. Tense childhood, educational fatigue, chronic household scarcity; strict boundaries; heavy legacy pressure to reinforce customary cultural boundaries. Resistance to new homes and active construction. Resentment toward changes in predictable routine. Support for socially-approved dutiful roles as parent, schoolteacher, police, border defense, fisher, farmer, ritual worship, temple maintenance, guardian of local infrastructure.

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

  • 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-2 * passion for treasuries * in swabhava of Suave Zukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual assets, a fascinating voice, remarkable face, intriguing family line, extraordinary languages, mesmerizing sounds, Mixes knowledge from several different traditions (2). Craves unconventional, often shadowed, historical data. Exotic or unusual collections, libraries, records, databases.. Desires a special values-expression role in foods, animal herds, nature conservation, museums.. Privileged-seeking per rashi, in banking, preservation, foods, seeds, mouth-speech-song, Trespasses cultural boundaries of memory and historical truths. Exciting, opportunistic second marriage (if any). Ambitious character of the family traditions, genetic lineage..

Professor Rahu gives effect of Guru-1-Vrizchika drama (5) and treasuries (2). Hopper seemed obsessed (Rahu) and deeply identified (Guru-1) with his treasures. He designed complex legal contracts that would prevent his wives whether ex- or present from getting an unfair share of his loot. (rogesha-6 parivartamsha yuvatipathi-7 in 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu)

Career = Iconic Rebel

Rahu in Mula in the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra indicates a salient career in matters of face, voice, speech patterns, eyes, history, languages. Mula gives the "rebel without a cause" persona

Marriage 6th-from-Rahu * five marriages

6th from Rahu = bhava-7 marriage. Surya-yuti-Budha + Mangala in 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu . Rahu amplifies His ruler Guru-1-Vrischika. A confident and brilliant personality with some very challenging marriage situations.

The primary complaint in all of his marriage has apparently been spousal entitlement to share his valuable collections (Rahu-2) such as his paintings and financial assets driven by a subconscious expectation (12th from Ketu) of being robbed by the spouse.

Hopper famously married and acrimoniously divorced five times. He struggled publically with recurring narrative (Budha) of inability to trust that his spouses were properly handling the shared wealth of the marital union. Toward the end of his life, as his wealth grew, so did his chronic and gnawing mistrust of the values-equity in his marriages (Zukra-wealth in 6-distrust).

He hired lawyers and filed criminal complaints (6) against his spouses until the day of his death. All five of his wives outlived him.

Naturally, if challenging graha should occupy or own the bhava which is 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu, the negative results can be intensified. Particularly inner graha * Surya, Chandra, Budha, Zukra * are afflicted when they occupy the adversarial 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu.

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 , applies explanatory gestures to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-8 * Dissolves classified limitations * ambivalent toward secret initiations, disregards occult boundaries, fearless toward mysteries, absent from spouse's family, vacuous confidences, irrelevance of non-disclosure rules * disperses psychic camouflage filters, disinterested in terror. One abandons the in-laws, ignores the false mystifications, dissolves the obfuscations.

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