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Shirley MacLaine


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


esoteric philosophy author


Shirley MacLaine

birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_MacLaine

tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Pūrvāṣāḍhā * Apah

BPL commentary

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

For those born into the Shukra-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 Pūrvāṣāḍhā carry a special benevolence for music, beauty, treasuries, ornaments, design, and gracious relationships. Pūrvāṣāḍhā 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 Shukra. In addition to Shukra endowments in diplomacy, beauty, and finance, they may be splendid singers, theatrical designers, and graceful fashion models. Pūrvāṣāḍhā 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 Shukra-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, Shukra'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 Pūrvāṣāḍhā-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 Pūrvāṣāḍhā 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


Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline

Shukra Mahadasha * age 0-12MacLaine_Shirley_2005.jpg

24-Apr-1934 Earth-birth in Richmond, Virginia, USA * Shukra-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 Alfred Hitchcock. This role wins many awards. * Chandra-Mangala bhukti * Kuja rules 5-celebrity, creativity prizes

17-Sep-1954 [SM age 20] exchange the vows of marriage with entertainment producer S. Parker * Chandra-Rahu bhukti samchara Rahu-Ketu Mithuna-Dhanus contact Dhanus indriya lagna

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, SM 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 activates 3-publishing

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

1982 [SM age 48] literary publication: Don't Fall Off the Mountain * Rahu-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 11-earnings, social participation movements * Shukra 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 [Shukra activates -6] . He had slowly [Shani time] bilked millions of dollars [Shukra-6 mani-money] from her accounts [Shani activates 2-accounts] , all the while maintaining a pleasant social facade of partnership [Shukra pleasant, partnership] . * Rahu-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 6-divorce.

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

1983 [SM age 49] acclaimed cinema performance in Terms of Endearment * Shukra activates 11-earnings * Shukra Vriddhi-pati-11 in 3 gain from cinema

1984 [SM age 50] Academy Award granted for role in Terms of Endearment * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya activates 9-fame, celebrity

1985 [SM age 51] literary publication: Dancing in the Light * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya activates 9-philosophy

Jan-1987 [SM age 53] grieved the decease of Father * Rahu-Mangala bhukti *Mangala activates 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

26-Feb-1993 [SM age 60] grieved the decease of Mother * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha activates matrimaraka 2nd-from-Chandra + 7th-from-4

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 activates 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 activates 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-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 11-earnings, friends

Budha Mahadasha

Distinctive features of the Nativity


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



[philosophical-doctrinal dharmesha for Dhanus indriya-lagna]

[entitled aristocratic celebrity]

[spectacular political championship]

[competitive centre-stage radiance]


[Aśvini-4] [navamsha Surya-Karkata] confidently protectionist-sheltering


  • [Surya-Mesha] Suryaya * the supreme one * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the vital competitive dominating rashi of Mangala
  • [Surya in bhava-5] 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


Dad was a high-school principal and real-estate agent. in the Washington DC region. He earned a Ph.D. but did not teach at university level. Un the earlier part of his life, dad was a local jazz musician. He died age 83.

= 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.

According to Out on a Limb 1934- drama-author Shirley MacLaine, her teacher-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.


dharmesha-9 [uchcha] Surya in bhava-5 = Surya activates Chandra * both parents are attention seekers, enjoy theatre and intelligence display

highly politically active, delegate to party elections


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[mysterious-initiatory randhresha for Dhanus indriya-lagna]

[comfortable with celebration of mysterious doctrine]

[intellectually familiar with transformative philosophy]

[needs bright display of initiatory understanding]

[soothed by creative performance of priestly ritual]


[dramatic-creative Pūrvaphalgunī-1]

[navamsha-Chandra-Simha] intuitively sensitive to entertaining political display



  • [Chandra-Simha] comforted by creative display * settled into dramatic rhythms * needs attention
  • [Chandra in Pūrvaphalgunī-Yonī] soothed by sparkling luxury * protectors of musical entertainments * needs brilliant beauty * feels entitled
  • [Chandra in classroom-9] draws comfort from paradigms of belief * emotionally attuned to sacred doctrine * accustomed to priesthood * maternal piety * 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 habits * undulating convictions * mother may be devout, philosophical, a disciple, a proselyte

MOTHER + younger sibling

Mom was a drama teacher Simha Chandra

Randresha Chandra in classroom-9 suggests that mother, like daughter, had lifelong occult interests. Also that mom's full lifestyle was not entirely disclosed. Nevertheless, public facade was maintained and parents remained married for 55 years.

3rd from Chandra = Tula = SM's famous younger Sibling = actor Warren Beatty, 30 March 1937 MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


  • bhava-3 commercial business, administration, management
  • Kumbha economics, funding, network connections

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

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

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

  • [uchcha] 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 husband.

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. Shukra rogesha.



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

[mūlatrikoṇa Aśvini-3]


[ashtangata harana]

  • [Mangala-Mesha] 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


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


jamayah-karaka [sibling] sandeza-karaka [message] zisya-karaka [student]

[Guru-10 parivartamsha Budha-4-nīcha]

  • [Budha-Meena] [nīcha] * 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


Typical of the "missing-steps" [nīcha] 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 [nīcha] 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.

[nīcha] Budha often lacks the rungs in the ladder or has missing steps in a the scaffolding supports, thus the [nīcha] 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


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

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]


[Guru-10 parivartamsha Budha-4-nīcha]

  • [Guru in bhava-10] many public responsibilities * multiple diverse leadership duties * numerous recognized teachings * principled guide of hierarchy * high visibility inspirational 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, husbandly-companion 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



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


[Atmakaraka beauty dance relationships finance arrangements equity]


  • [Shukra-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
  • [Shukra-3] seeks pleasure via communications * talks about relationships * sweetens the administrative tasks * smooth style of messaging * enjoys commercial harmony * pleasant retinue * 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 reporting * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a manager-communicator-writer
  • [Shukra-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 Shukra activates Karakamsha-6


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


[Dhaniṣṭha-4 mulatrikona]

  • [Shani-Kumbha] heavy old marketplace systems * obliged to conform to economic 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-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-Shukra] social resistance to contractual equity * limited luxuries * sturdily handsome * 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, activates 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.


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 Shukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks glamorous goods * mesmerizing memories * risk-rewarding finance * fascinating voice * entrancing face * craving for important sound values * intriguing genetics * outsider who cleverly insinuates into prestige heritage * extraordinary recollection * mesmerizing speech-and-song * intermingled historical traditions * unconventional speech * shadowy interlopers infiltrate the family line * potential for opportunistic second marriage * mother's elder sibling exotic qualities * thrilling surge of storytelling * remarkable libraries * unusual alimony * ambitious hoard *mixed-language vocabulary * over-reaching evaluator roles * exotic foods * non-native breeds *captivating collections * social mobility sought via privileged knowledge


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. Shukra-3 publishing also activates 6 conflict, accusations, belittlement.


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-stewarded 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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