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Shirley MacLaine c 1956

Shirley MacLaine

fleshbirth Tuesday-24-Apr-1934

MacLaine: "Fame is a false god. Talent and hard work are not."

  • Dramatic actress
  • Metaphysical topics Writer
  • Political Activist
  • Teacher-Trainer,
  • Dancer, Choreographer
  • Artistic Producer
  • Mother, Grandmother


cinema-stage dramatist + dancer + esoteric philosophy author * 1934- * Shirley MacLaine

birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_MacLaine * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Purvazadha * Apah

BPL commentary

For Purva-azadha births of a feminine valence, the condition of sweetly musical, artistic, harmony-seeking, negotiating, balancing, arranging, designing, matching, pairing, sensually pleasuring akarshana-karaka Bright Bhrigu may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Zukra-ruled paradigm of Ambudaiva, feminine figures such as sisters, aunts, and wives, along with partnerships, sensual pleasures, arrangements, valuation, pricing, equity, bargains, trades, treaties, trusts, adjustments, justice, finance, artistic beauty, treasuries, alignment, attunement, harmonies, and music, may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Sinnuntu. Their purpose is expansion of inspirational beauty and melodious sound.

Inspirational diplomatic grace

Feminine births in Purva-azadha carry a special benevolence for music, beauty, treasuries, ornaments, design, and gracious relationships. Purvazadha ladies are often dramatists, musicians, and entertainers. Often, they sing beautifully and play stringed instruments. They love to travel and serve as a muse to creative partners.

Feminine births in Asadhash tend to benefit from the sweetness and relationship orientation of Zukra. In addition to Zukra endowments in diplomacy, beauty, and finance, they may be splendid singers, theatrical designers, and graceful fashion models. Purvazadha are often lyricists and poets, with a gift for playing many instruments. Their tonal arrangements may appeal to everyday folks. These ladies are self-indulgent and pure of heart.

Brihaspati represents their typically generous husbands and their characteristic faith. Typically, apah-born are attracted to sacred doctrine. Guru-influenced humanism and compassion often expands the range of inspirational roles that benefit women, musicians, and creative artists. Their complexion may feature a Guru-golden glow.

Like all Zukra-governed births, Apah-born must take care to avoid the misuse of drugs and alcohol. Ambudaiva's true purpose is inspirational guidance which leads to natural states of balance and pleasure. Yet, Zukra's sweet-seeking may also attract the false balance of intoxication.

Themes of generous arrangements, affluence, favor, harmony, blessing, beauty, artistry, and luxurious indulgence may contextualize Apah's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Purvazadha-Apah

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 99

"Lovely eyes set in a beautiful face,

  • with small cupid's bow lips

  • and brown, naturally curly hair,

  • describes the native with Purvazadha rising at birth.

She is also to be distinguished by the small well-proportioned feet.

She has a generous positive character

and should be successful in some occupation

  • which would enable her to employ her natural ability

  • as an organizer and manager .

She is apt to have been born in an influential family."


1983 Out on a Limb = first top-selling book written by Shirley MacLaine


MacLaine_Shirley_2005.jpgBiographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline

Zukra Mahadasha * age 0-12

24-Apr-1934 Earth-birth in Richmond, Virginia, USA * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

Feb-1937 until Apr-1939 Shani Ashtamsha via Meena

Surya Mahadasha age 12-18

Jul-1948 until Sep-1950 Janma Sade-Sati Simha

Chandra Mahadasha * age 18-28

1954 (SM age 20) selected for dramatic role by prestigious cinema director Psycho 1899-1980 film noir Alfred Hitchcock this role wins many awards. * Chandra-Rahu bhukti

17-Sep-1954 (SM age 20) exchange the vows of marriage with entertainment producer S. Parker * Chandra-Rahu bhukti

1955 (SM age 21) dramatic role brings high income, high publicity and performance awards * Chandra-Rahu bhukti

1955 (SM age 21) with financial proceeds from the successful role, buys an apartment building in which she and many other dramatists will live safely for more than 60 years * Chandra-Guru bhukti* Guru bandesha-4 properties

01-Sep-1956 (SM age 22) celebrated the birth of child Stephanie Sachiko Parker * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru putrikikaraka

1960 (SM age 26) husband S. Parker moves to Japan during an amicable marital separation (not divorce) * Chandra-Ketu bhukti

1960 (SM age 26) toddler daughter moves to Japan to live with the father * Chandra-Ketu bhukti

Mangala Mahadasha * age 28-35

Apr-1966 until Jun-1968 Shani Ashtamsha via Meena

Rahu Mahadasha * age 35 until age 53

Dec-1970 (SM age 36) wins exemplary lawsuit against Fox Studios for breach of contract (still in law casebooks) * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti * Rahu-2 values

1972 (SM age 38) political-literary publication: McGovern: The Man and His Beliefs * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti * Rahu-2 values

1975 (SM age 41) literary publication: You Can Get There from Here * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 3-publishing

Sep-1977 until Nov-1979 Janma Sade-Sati Simha

1982 (SM age 48) literary publication: Don't Fall Off the Mountain * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 11-earnings, social participation movements * Zukra Vriddhi-pati-11 in 3 gain from publications

1982 (SM age 48) legal divorce. Near the 29th wedding anniversary (Shani-return) it came to SM's attention that her long-estranged husband was also a thief (Zukra rules-6). He had slowly (Shani time) bilked millions of dollars (Zukra-6 mani-money) from her accounts (Shani rules 2-accounts), all the while maintaining a pleasant social facade of partnership (Zukra pleasant, partnership).* Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 6-divorce.

May-1983 (SM age 49) literary publication: Out on a Limb = exceptionally successful financially * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 11-earnings, social participation movements * Zukra Vriddhi-pati-11 in 3 gain from publications

1983 (SM age 49) acclaimed cinema performance in Terms of Endearment * Zukra rules 11-earnings * Zukra Vriddhi-pati-11 in 3 gain from cinema

1984 (SM age 50) academy award for Terms of Endearment * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 9-fame, celebrity

1985 (SM age 51) literary publication: Dancing in the Light * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 9-philosophy

1987 (SM age 53) grieved the decease of Father * Rahu-Mangala bhukti *Mangala rules 8th-from-Surya

Guru Mahadasha age 53 - 69

1990 (SM age 56) serious knee injury with surgery, prognosis for no further dancing * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani impediments

1994 (SM age 60) grieved the decease of Mother * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules matrimaraka 2nd-from-Chandra

Jun-1995 until Apr-1998 Shani Ashtamsha via Meena

Shani Mahadasha age 69 until age 88

2000 (SM age 66) The Camino: A Journey of the Spirit celebrated literary publication * Shani-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 5-creativity ++ 12 distant lands, imagination

13-May-2001 (SM age 67) grieved the decease of former husband (via lung cancer) * Shani-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 2nd-from-yuvati-pati-7

Nov-2006 until Sep-2009 Janma Sade-Sati Simha

2012 (SM age 78) begins widely applauded role in Downton Abbey teledrama * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 11-earnings, friends

Budha Mahadasha

Distinctive features of the Nativity

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

  • Surya-Meza * uttama * Suryaya * the supreme one * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the vital competitive dominating rashi of Mangala
  • Surya in bhava-5 * svabhava * center of sparkling entitlements * poetic romance * literary-artistic intelligence * splendid speculations * radiates brightly political celebrity * focus on glamour * genius for dramatic entertainments * eye on smart gambling * brilliant in games * bright center of creative performance * father may be a dramatist-speculator-politician
  • 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


Randresha Chandra in classroom-9 = dad is somewhat secretive and selfish . father is oriented to theoretical, ideological university life but secretive (8) in behavior and his influence upon the native is draining.

CAREER - Surya

dharmesha-9 uttama-Surya in bhava-5 = Surya rules Chandra * both parents are attention seekers, enjoy theatre and intelligence display

highly politically active, delegate to party elections

According to Out on a Limb 1934- drama-author Shirley MacLaine, her professor father was a narcissist who wanted to gain praise in the academic world. He was unconcerned with caring for his family. SM's navamsha-11 Surya-yuti-Guru-yuti-Rahu confirms Dad's solipsism and ambition for gain.

Chandra * matrikaraka

  • Chandra-Simha* comforted by creative display * settled into dramatic rhythms * needs attention
  • Chandra in Purvaphalguni-Yoni * soothed by sparkling luxury * protectors of musical entertainments * needs brilliant beauty
  • Chandra in classroom-9 * draws comfort from paradigms of belief * emotionally attuned to sacred doctrine * accustomed to priesthood * pious mother * soothed by globalist perspective * feels the pulse of preaching * calmed by a broad worldview * acculturated to principled understanding * needs a familiar catechism * protective patrons * habitually seeks guidance * settled into philosophical roles * undulating convictions

MOTHER + younger sibling

Mom was a drama teacher Simha Chandra

Chandra in classroom-9 rules-8

3rd from Chandra = Thula = SM's famous younger Sibling = actor Warren Beatty, 30 March 1937

MARRIAGE Partnership support expectations


  • bhava-3 commercial business, administration, management
  • SM married a businessman (Kumbha-3).
  • sober strict Shani occupies bhava-3 = long-term conditions of resistance to change

  • Shani-3 = 2nd-from-2nd, indicates siphoning of capital

  • Zukra-3 tries to create harmony and sweetness with financial arrangements.

  • Shani-yuti-Zukra emphasizes the qualities of social respect and work-duty in marriage, along with contractual trust of Zukra - However, Zukra is rogesha indicating animosity and thievery.

  • uttama-Surya-yuti-combust-mulatrikona-Mangala * this pair accepts drishti of Shani, suggesting that the social legitimacy demanded and conferred via Shani was supportive of her political activities and her entertainment career (5).

  • " I never knew anyone in a happy marriage."

Guru-10-Kanya with no companion graha in Kanya suggests one socially recognized marriage.

SM separated from her first and only husband soon after their only child, a daughter, was born.

The couple remained legally married although living in separate countries for approximately 29 years (a full Shani cycle). A legal divorce was undertaken only when it was discovered that her husband had embezzled millions of dollars from her accounts. Zukra rogesha.

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

  • Mangala-Meza * moolatrikona 0-18 deg. * svakshetra * vigorous pursuit of dominance * straightforward dynamic actions * competitive winner * propulsive battering weaponry * push toward conquest * pioneering vitality * hot yang-energy * thrusting force * forward-driving movement * champion of innovation
  • 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 *
  • Kuja-yuti-Surya * kinetic creativity * glorious innovator * high-energy confidence * dynamic genius * dominating force joins willful charm * competitive politics * brilliant winner * physically active father-figure * vigorous theatrical display


Kuja ashtangata harana

Mangala Mesha * mulatrikona

Mangala yuti uttama-Surya-5 * bright light * SM has been a recognizable public figure in politics, entertainment and creative literature since her early twenties.

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

  • Budha-Meena * nichha * intuitive communications * articulation of private spiritual guidance * imaginative pronouncements * explains the astral patterns * abstract conversations * symbolic information * foggy thinking * psychic instructions * meditative messages * describes visionary procedures * fuzzy logic * hands-arms-shoulders send dreamlike gestures
  • Budha in bhava-4 * narrative of parents, homeland, roots, routine, ritual * discusses the mother-figure, parenting, comfort, security * conversations about defense * describer of sheltering protection, fences * instructions for boundaries, policing, guardianship, familiarity * explainer of homeland customs * delivers instructions for anchoring, patriotic slogans * talks about farms, fishing, nourishment * collaborates with teams in transportation, vehicles, schooling, foundations, folkways * narrative of customary rhythms, seasons
  • Guru-10 parivartamsha yoga Budha-4


Typical of the "missing-steps" nichha-Budha, SM's logical arguments failed to provide a scaffolding mechanism by which mainstream readers could understand her claims, and SM's books were ridiculed. Her nichha-Budha's fantasy-conceptualism is exacerbated by Guru's parivartamsha drishti to Budha. Yet, Shani the potential common sense corrector cannot help Budha because change-resistant Shani occupies 12th-from-Budha.

Nichha-Budha often lacks the rungs in the ladder or has missing steps in a the scaffolding supports, thus the nichha-Budha explanations take great leaps without preparing the listener with necessary preparatory information. Guru ruled Budha-Meena grants a visionary, abstract, dreamlike cosmic viewpoint but this woolly area is a poor habitat for data-detail, precise stepwise argumentation instructional Budha.

Budha = rules navamsha 1- 10 = career in scripts, media, writing, publications, delivering messages, evangelism. Greatly strengthened by Mangala-Mithunaya-10th navamsha

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

Lagnesha for Dhanuzya radical lagna

  • Guru in bhava-10 * many public responsibilities * multiple diverse leadership duties * numerous recognized teachings * principled guide of hierarchy * high visibility philosophical roles * reputation for faith * salient figure in ideology or theory * patron of benevolent regulations * numerous obligations * often a respected preacher-teacher * public patron of enlightened social order * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be a doctrinal authority
  • Guru-Kanya * much ministry of service * many servants * numerous employees * indoctrination of laborers * much logical argumentation * conflicted guidance * permission to help * generously assists many victims * optimistic about medication * believes in aid * doctrine of benevolent humility
  • Guru-10 parivartamsha yoga Budha-4


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-3 * seeks pleasure via communications * talks about relationships * sweetens the administrative tasks * pleasant style of messaging * enjoys commercial harmony * 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 management
  • Zukra-yuti-Shani * sweetly serious deal-making * mature relationships * graciously responsible * beautiful bones * appreciation for neutrality * strict negotiations * pleasant legal mediation * rigorous bargaining * enduring agreements * regulated contracts * architectural elegance * pragmatic design * lawful arrangements * success in disciplined artistic endeavor, such as music composition or fashion design * realistic finance * prefers relationships with older partners * in a husbandly nativity, preference for a seasoned, orderly, socially dignified wife


rogesha Zukra rules Karakamsha-6

Shani duro-karaka (endurance) * jara-karaka (years)

  • Shani-Kumbha * moolatrikona 0-20 deg * heavy old economic systems, obliged to conform to marketplace rules, pressure to maintain social linkage, structural compression upon skin-nerves, mandatory 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 resources
  • Shani in Bhava-3 * steady time-structured dialogue * heavy responsibility for business * obstructionist younger siblings * disciplined handwork * required writing * must message * obliged to explain * cautious instructions * orderly teamwork * tense interactions * communicative fatigue * chronic sadness * stops spontaneous announcements * mental depression due to old repeating thoughts * may limit the hearing * tight time management * regulated schedules * elders preserve materialistic mentality
  • Shani-yuti-Zukra * social resistance to contractual equity * limited luxuries * orderly feminine figures * pragmatic finance * contractual discipline * socially constrained harmony * conventionally regulated pleasures * trust in age * mutuality over time * class-structured arrangements


Shani-3 mental discipline= hardworking time-management and mature, responsible approach to contracts produces a very long-lasting public career.

Shani Kumbha = occupies 7th-from-Chandra, rules 6th-from-Chandra * 30 year marriage, but began living in separate countries soon after birth of their only child.

"I was married for 30 years, but he lived in Japan. I lived with many other men ... Men always wanted to get married, in my experience. So I stayed married to Steve so that I wouldn't marry them. I didn't like the idea of marriage. I find it too compromising, too confining. My parents had a 55-year bad marriage. I never knew anyone in a happy marriage. "

-- Sarah Hampson. An Age of Enlightenment. TheGlobeandMail.com. 9/15/2008

"Although MacLaine's relationship with her husband had become increasingly remote, they were virtually separated by the mid-70s she was stunned to hear from a channeler in the early 80s that Parker had bilked her of millions, systematically transferring her money to his girlfriend's account in Tokyo. MacLaine hired a private investigator, who confirmed the charges."

~~ Marjorie Rosen. Darts and Flowers. People.com. 4/17/1995.

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

  • Rahu-Makara-Draco * shimmering illusion of dignity * craving for social status * mirage of legitimate authority * mask of hierarchy * over-reaching acts of institutional leadership * fascinating ascent to respected position * unorthodox methods of social ordering * extraordinary claims to statutory jurisdiction * extravagant elitism * thrilling seniority * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of responsible governance , boss authority * seeks privilege via regulator-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-2 * passion for precious treasuries * in svabhava of Suave Zukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks glamorous goods * mesmerizing memories * risk-rewarding finance * fascinating voice * entrancing face * craves knowledge of sound values * intriguing genetics * outsider who cleverly insinuates into the values-fulfillment lineage * extraordinary recollection * mesmerizing speech-and-song * intermingled traditions * unconventional speech * shadowy interlopers infiltrate the family line * potential for opportunistic second marriage * adventurous character of mother's elder sibling * thrilling stories * remarkable libraries * ambitious hoard * mixed-language vocabulary * desires important evaluator roles * exotic foods * unusual breeds in animal herds * captivating collections * social mobility via values + heritage + memory


SM became a public exponent of "alternative history" narratives accepted only by a savvy advanced subculture.

Although the narratives were written in simple and clear voice, the claims were unfamiliar to her more conventional mainstream entertain-me audience. Zukra-3 publishing also rules 6 conflict, accusations, belittlement.

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

  • Ketu-Karkata * calmly dissociates from foundational habits * surrenders material security * placidly empty shelters * disregards conventional caretaking * not limited by customary routines * ignores restriction on farming-and-fishing * abandons owned property * forgives the ancestors * releases a soothing pink cloud of ancient rhythms into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-8 * passively dissolves barriers hiding secret knowledge * ambivalent toward initiations * disregards occult boundaries * Witness to cycles of death-and-rebirth * fearless toward catastrophic upheaval * absent from spouse's family * vacuous obscurities * irrelevance of non-disclosure rules * dissolves psychic filters * not intimidated by terrors * ignores threats * dissolves obfuscations. * unless other graha in 8, may prefer to live free from in-laws

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