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50+ year career in
fashion accessories design
perfume + jewelry + eyewear
drama + song + cinema
a.k.a. Sofia Villani Scicolone
a.k.a. Sophia Lazzaro
Sophia Loren (age 23) in 1957, the year of her marriage to Carlo Ponti
Sofia Villani Scicolone = Sophia Loren
birth information from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_Loren tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya
tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya
charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star software * adapted by BP Lama
For Rohini births in the feminine valence, the condition of reflective, sheltering, undulating, rhythmic, routinized, culturally rooted, boundary-defending, security-seeking, nourishing, parental, matrikaraka Chandra may considerably affect the outcome.
For those born into the Soma-ruled paradigm of Suravi, mother-figures, protectors, guardians, elemental spirits, natural environments, waters, roots, eggs, gardeners, farmers, fisher-folk, caretakers, foundation-builders, police, schoolteachers, parents, providers of nourishment , and defenders of the root culture, may be especially influential.
Guidance for the Rohini-born is provided by instructors from the civilizations of Al-debaran. Their purpose is to sweetly protect , defend, and shelter all the creatures and environments which come under their care.
Praujapatya-born ladies are often found in the domestic arts, in caretaking and protective roles, or in specialties of home decor and property valuation. Their purpose is calming. Typically, feminine births in Rohini indicate a comfortable, grounded focus into the realms of beauty, banking, luxury goods, and family lineage treasuries.
All four pada occur within Vrishabha rashi. Surabhi-born thus express a tension between the materialistic, partnership-driven duality of Shukra versus the emotionally based, need-driven behaviors of Chandra. One seeks to be cared for in a sensual fashion.
Known for their intuitive negotiation and equity-seeking skills, Rohini ladies are found in the worlds of finance, food, fashion, investment, evaluation, collections, and treasuries, with special emphasis on real-estate and jewelry.
Themes of luxury accommodation, sensual nourishment, family affluence, and personal beauty may contextualize Rohini's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Rohini-Aldebaran
Sophia Loren in her 60's
QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 92
"...a round face, fair complexion, and a very nice figure.
Besides her beauty of face and figure she will have a keen intellect;
She will be devoted to her parents
because her personal inclinations will be clean, honest, and upright ."
Sophia Loren in the 1950's
Sophia Loren and her husband Carlo Ponti in elder years. When they first married in 1957, she was age-23 and he was age-45. They had been married for fifty years when he deceased in 2007.
SL in her 80's
Biographical Details matched to Vimshottari Dasha bhukti
Mangala Mahadasha * age 1.1 until age 2.2
20-Sep-1934 Earth-birth at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Roma, Italia * Mangala-Ketu bhukti
Mar-1934 until Mar-1937 Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha-10
1935 (SL age 01) invasion of Abyssinia by Benito Mussolini. Italian economy impoverishes the people in favor of funding for war * Mangala-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rogesha poverty
Rahu Mahadasha * age 2.2 until age 20.2
1950 (SL age 17) begins cinema career * Rahu-Shukra bhukti * Shukra lagnesha
Guru Mahadasha * age 20.2 until age 36.2
1956 (SL age 24) begin international visibility with a five-film contract with Paramount Studios * Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru activates 11-earnings, goals
17-Sep-1957 (SL age 23; CP age 45) paper marriage-1 with film director Carlo Ponti by double-proxy in Mejico * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani activates Makara 7th navamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu Tula-Mesha contact navamsha Chandra-Tula
1960 (SL age 28) starring role in the critically acclaimed + popularly successful film Two Women = dozens of prizes * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 5-celebrity + 2-face, speech
1962 (SL age 30) Academy Award (Oscar) Best Actress for a foreign-language performance * Guru-Shukra bhukti * Shukra lagnesha
Jan-1964 until Dec-1966 Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha
1965 (SL age 33) Ponti's first wife agrees to a divorce in France. * Guru-Shukra bhukti * Shukra lagnesha ++ Sade-Sati
29-Dec-1968 (SL age 36) celebrated the birth of child-1 musical orchestra director Carlo Ponti Jr.* Guru-Rahu childradasha
Shani Mahadasha * age 36.2 until age 52.2
1976 (SL age 43) grieved the decease of father whom SL said that she had met only three times during her life) * Shani-Ketu bhukti
1980 (SL age 47) initiated, designed + modeled an eponymous internationally successful line of spectacles for women (as of 2020, still among the most popular women's designer-branded eyewear globally) * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra design + Simha vision, light, eyesight
1982 (SL age 49) served 18-day prison sentence for tax evasion. No harm to her career * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates 8th-from-8th tax evasion
Budha Mahadasha * age 52.2 until age 69.2
09-May-1991 (SL age 59) grieved the decease of mother, Romilda Villani * Budha-Budha svabhukti * Budha activates 2nd-from-4th ++ Sade-Sati
Mar-1993 until Jun-1995 Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha
Ketu Mahadasha * age 69.2 until age 76.2
10-Jan-2007 (SL age 75) grieved the decease of husband Carlo Ponti (CP age 94) * Ketu-Ketu svabhukti
Jan-2023 until Apr-2025 Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha
Shukra Mahadasha * age 79.2 until 99.2
Salient features of the nativity
Dad = Riccardo Scicolone, a construction worker.
According to SL's autobiography, SL met her father a total of three times. Although Dad was the father of Sofia and her younger sister Maria, the Dad would not marry her mom.
Shani-yuti-Rahu in pitristhana = mutual drishti with [nīcha] Kuja-yuti-Ketu-3 suggests a permanent tension in the father's character, and in SL's character as well. Like everything in SL's media-promotional story (3), the paternal abandonment may have been exaggerated (Rahu-9)
CAREER - Surya
Surya in bhava-5 drama
matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)
Mom = Romilda Villani (1910–1991)
Many of SL's roles have a mother-daughter element, reflecting the influence of her her aspiring-actress mother.
It was a sadly common story among Italian women, starving and their houses bombed, to resort to prostitution during the war. SL's grandmother ran a private lounge popular with American GI's.
SL was sent to her grandparents' home for safety during war years. Maternal Grandparents = 4th-from-Chandra-10 = Urisha indriya-lagna = indriya lagna (bodily baseline)
When Chandra activates [nīcha] Mangala-yuti-Ketu located in 6th-from-Chandra, both of the parents may become desapparacidos.
Raised in poverty during the extremes of the losing side of WorldWar-2, SL would have felt the conflict, both personally, and through emotional awareness of the turmoil afflicting both of her parents.
Part of her drive to succeed in her own way on her own terms is likely accountable to the tensions and undependable behaviors of her caretakers [Karkata].
MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations
They met when SL = 16 ++ Ponti = 38
yuvati-pati [nīcha] Kuja-yuti-Ketu adds complexity to the pattern of must-let-go [Ketu] ++ cannot-let-go (Aśleṣa Kuja)
The first ceremony, a marriage-by-double-proxy with two attorneys standing-in for the husband-and-wife. This expedient legitimation device had been used through the centuries to formalize royal marriages. The method was anciently recognized by the Roman-rite Catholic Church. Yet, the proxy marriage was adjudged in Italy as an act of bigamy for Ponti, and the contract was later annulled.
CAREER - CHANDRA
Chandra activates Karkata Svamsha
Chandra in classroom-10 rules Karkata (Aśleṣa) Svamsha suggesting a widely recognized "familiar face"
Chandra activates 3 = media communications, tabloid press, photographs, cinema, commercial business, manufacturing (eyewear)
bhratru-karaka (brother) * virya-karaka (virile)
Remarkable Mangala outcomes * Mangala-Karkata won't let go
Mangala in bhava-3 media communications
Although personally exhausting [Ketu] the public fixation (Aśleṣa-Kuja) on her private life was enduring.
SL career was built not only upon her legendary cinematic drama skills, but also upon the decades of tabloid press photo-stories featuring her enduring affair with Ponti, her glamorous Hollywood co-stars, her spectacular home near Roma, and her family life.
SL's passionate marriage story was legend in the tabloid press of the 1950's and 1960's. In Roman-Catholic Italy, divorce was strictly illegal. The couple met when SL = 16 and Ponti = 38. At time of the tabloid celebrated double-proxy marriage in 1957, Sophia 23 + Carlo 45. Age gap accounted via her Karkata (Aśleṣa) Svamsha.
SL's romance with the married cinema director Carlo Ponti, who tried and failed to extract a divorce from his legal wife, caused a lasting public furor.
[nīcha] Mangala-yuti-Ketu-3 (newspapers) indicates the passive-aggressive (Aśleṣa) conduct of the tabloid photographers and journalists who hounded her, seeking fuel for shaming-scandal.
Ketu themes of divorce, betrayal, and disregard for bourgeoise morality fueled her publicity engine. At a time of social change, the working class, tabloid-reading public was gripped by SL's relatable story of entrapment by outdated rules [[nīcha] Kuja]
SL = cultural icon
Chandra-10 rules [nīcha] Mangala-yuti-Ketu-3
An unwitting icon of public discourse in the Euro-western cultures, in a business where "there's no such thing as bad publicity", the drama of age difference, bigamy, divorce, and passion was endlessly popular.
In 1950's North America, divorce was still scandalous, legally difficult, and usually it victimized women. By the 1960's, many jurisdictions had introduced no-fault divorce, eliminating court trials, and divorce began to lose its social stigma.
By the time SL was legitimately married and the mother of two sons with her beloved Carlo, the divorce stigma had significantly faded from many Euro cultures.
jamayah-karaka (sibling) * sandeza-karaka (message) * zisya-karaka (student)
CAREER - BUDHA
dhana-yoga via Budha
eyes -face - glamour - diva
Surya-yuti-Budha [uchcha] * Budha-5 rules 2 +5
SL has earned a substantial fortune by using her cinema-earned capital to invest in luxury-goods businesses (Budha commerce).
[uchcha] Budha = accurate, discriminating mentality. In addition to her dramatic talents and sensual appearance, SL = notoriously smart.
Budha Mahadasha * age 52.2 until age 69.2
Most of SL's public visibility was connected with her highly successful eyewear business during her age 52-69. While making celebrity appearances, SL always wore the newest edition of her enduringly popular ladies' fashion-frames. She professionally modeled many of her products.
++ karakamsha bhava-5 = 3rd-from-3rd shop-keeping enterprise. Her eyeglass-frames business was an commercial success, providing durable, high-fashion spectacles for the first time to the international women's market. Other popular selling included perfumes and jewelry items (Budha-5 glamour).
dhava-karaka (husband) * bahuta-karaka (variety)
Many illnesses, betrayals, digestive challenges
Brihaspati's ruler Shukra-4 lagnesha brings some disagreement into the home, often in the form of unsatisfied employees
svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wifely companion)
SL recounted that Carlo Ponti promised to buy her the most beautiful house in Italy. Their estate outside of Roma was photographed by the celebrity press, and SL declared her deep happiness there.
Shukra-Singha = usually coppery skin + golden glowing appearance
SLr striking visage contradicted the petite, slender, NW-Euro type. Considered unusually tall at 69 inches (5-foot-9) SL had a coppery complexion [Simha] + beautifully arranged large bones. Her physical beauty was accompanied by a variety of entertainment talents [Simha] including a capable singing voice (Purvaphalguni Svamsha) .
duro-karaka (endurance) * jara-karaka (years)
[Atmakaraka endurance, stamina, maturity, dignity, lawfulness, scarcity, delays, respect for elders, regulations, normalcy, class-consciousness]
[maintains the hierarchical doctrine]
[rigidly class-conscious father]
CAREER - SHANI
Extraordinary trouble with Church authorities.
Shani-9 produces persistence while under pressure from the patriarchal order.
Since CP was previously married and the laws [Shani] of the nation of Italy did not permit legal divorce in those days, they both risked homeland prosecution for bigamy. Although patriotic Italians, they were forced to live outside of Italy. Although their careers both flourished as a result of the publicity, SL was promoted as a scandalous vixen and subject of tabloid fodder for many years.
SL recounted her great unhappiness due to Church interference in her love-life during the end of Rahu Mahadasha age 16-20. = 3-9 axis in the unhappy 6-12 angle from her lagnesha Shukra-4.
rajyalobha-karaka (ambition) * picchala-karaka (slippery)
CAREER - RAHU
Rahu drishti into 1-personality + 3-commerce-cinema + 5-drama-glamour
Rahu Mahadasha * age 2.2 until age 20.2
Two Women 1934- luxury eyeframes Sophia Loren grew up in urban squalor as the child of an aspiring actress who had been abandoned by SL's construction-worker father. Sophia was mainly raised under the roof of her maternal grandparents.
Boundaries were broken by a profusion of various impoverished relatives. (Ketu + nichha Mangala-in 12th-from-4 erodes security) The onset of war [Kuja] destroyed food and water resources. SL recounted that as a child she slept in a bedroom with eight other people. Her mother siphoned car radiators to obtain water for the children.
The violence of World-War-2 in Italy did support the trade of her musical mother and grandmother. They provided comforting entertainments for gentlemen soldiers. Yet Sophia was never abandoned. Three generations of women worked together in poverty and violence to survive and thrive.
Career begins age 17
Also, Rahu-Urisha [uchcha in 10th navamsha also indicates exceptional roles in pleasure-and-beauty.
SL's refined products are generally oriented to women (jewelry, eyeglasses, perfumes). The luxury objects generally use her own designs and iconic dramatic feminine lagnesha Shukra-Singha image.
extraordinary financial success in fields of fashion design, cinema of human love relationships, and luxury-goods
kavandha-karaka (headless) * chidra-karaka (gaping) * vasana-karaka (vacuum)
CAREER - KETU
Two notable miscarriages preceding birth of two healthy sons
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