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

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born 1 month after

born five months before

friendship with

Shirley MacLaine c 1956

Shirley MacLaine

fleshbirth Tuesday-24-Apr-1934

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


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

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts, graphs, and 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 Purva-azadha

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."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline


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

MacLaine_Shirley_2005.jpgZukra Mahadasha * age 0-12

24-Apr-1934 fleshbirth * Zukra-Rahu period

Surya Mahadasha age 12-18

Chandra Mahadasha * age 18-28

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

17-Sept-1954 marriage-1 (age 20) to producer S. Parker * Chandra-Rahu period

1955 dramatic role brings high income, high publicity and performance awards * Chandra-Rahu period

1955 (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 period* Guru bandesha-4 properties

01-sept-1956 child-1 daughter Stephanie Sachiko Parker * Chandra-Guru period * Guru putrikikaraka

1960 husband moves to Japan within amicable separation (not divorce) * Chandra-Ketu period

1960 toddler daughter moves to Japan to live with the father * Chandra-Ketu period

Mangala Mahadasha * age 28-35

Rahu Mahadasha * age 35 - 53

Dec-1970: wins exemplary lawsuit against Fox Studios for breach of contract (still in law casebooks) * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu-2 values

1972 political-literary publication: McGovern: The Man and His Beliefs * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu-2 values

1975 literary publication: You Can Get There from Here * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules 3-publishing

1982 literary publication: Don't Fall Off the Mountain * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra rules 11-earnings, social participation movements * Zukra Vriddhipathi-11 in 3 gain from publications

1982 legal divorce. Near the 29th wedding anniversary (Shani-return) it came to her 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 period * Zukra rules 6-divorce.

May-1983 literary publication: Out on a Limb exceptionally successful financially * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra rules 11-earnings, social participation movements * Zukra Vriddhipathi-11 in 3 gain from publications

1983 acclaimed cinematic film Terms of Endearment * Zukra rules 11-earnings * Zukra Vriddhipathi-11 in 3 gain from cinema

1984 academy award for Terms of Endearment * Rahu-Surya period * Surya rules 9-fame, celebrity

1985 literary publication: Dancing in the Light * Rahu-Surya period * Surya rules 9-philosophy

1987 decease of Father * Rahu-Mangala period *Mangala rules 8th-from-Surya

Guru Mahadasha age 53 - 69

1990 serious knee injury with surgery, prognosis for no further dancing * Guru-Shani period * Shani impediments

1994 decease of Mother * Guru-Budha period * Budha rules matrimaraka 2nd-from-Chandra

13-May-2001 fleshdeath of former husband (lung cancer) * Guru-Mangala period * Mangala rules 2nd-from-yuvatipathi-7

Shani Mahadasha age 69 until age 88

2000 (age 66) publication: The Camino: A Journey of the Spirit * Shani-Mangala period * Mangala rules 5-creativity and 12 distant lands, imagination

2012 (age 78) begins celebrated role in teledrama Downton Abbey * Shani-Zukra period * Zukra rules 11-earnings, friends

Budha Mahadasha

Distinctive features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Meza * uttama * Suryaya * the supreme one
  • Surya in bhava-5 * swabhava * center of sparkling * poetic romance * intelligence for speculation * father-figure plays central * entitled roles * radiates brightly political * celebrity * focus on glamour * genius for dramatic entertainments * eye on gambling + games * bright center of creative performance
  • 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

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 mainly to gain praise in his professional world than in caring for his family. Her navamsha-11 Surya-yuti-Guru-yuti-Rahu confirms his solipsism and ambition for gain.

Chandra * matrikaraka

Simha Chandra = mom was a drama teacher

Chandra rules-8 occupies bhava-9 * randresha Chandra occupies 9 = dad is somewhat secretive and selfish

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

Ruler of 8 located in 9 (Chandra in this case) frequently indicates that the father is oriented to theoretical, ideological university life but secretive (8) in behavior and his influence upon the native is draining. Randhresha Chandra in bhava-9

lifepartner for Chandra-9

Ms. MacLaine married a businessman (Kumbha-3).

  • In 7th-from-Chandra, sober strict Shani occupies bhava-3 * long-term conditions of resistance to change

  • Shani-3 also 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.

She 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 * virya-karaka

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

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Typical of the "missing-steps" nichha-Budha, her logical arguments failed to provide a "scaffolding" mechanism by which mainstream readers could understand her claims, and MacLaine'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 cahnge-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 * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

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. 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. 4/17/1995.

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

Ms. MacLaine became a public exponent of "alternative history" narratives accepted only by a savvy advanced subculture. Although the narrative were written in simple and clear voice, the claims were unfamiliar to her more conventional mainstream "entertainment" audience. Zukra-3 publishing also rules 6 conflict, accusations, belittlement.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka


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