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acting mentor, friend, and neighbor to

friendship with

Shirley MacLaine c 1956

Dramatic actress

Metaphysical topics Writer

Political Activist


Radio Host

Dancer - Choreographer

Cinema Director

Artistic Producer

Shirley MacLaine

a.k.a. Shirley MacLean Beaty

earth-birth Tuesday-24-Apr-1934


dancer, actress, fashion model, autobiographer, political activist, occult writer


dramatist - author - businesswoman


Shirley MacLaine

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

tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities


Bhaga - Falgun - Utthram

BPL commentary

For Uttaraphalguni births of a feminine valence, the condition of radiant, romantic, intelligent, creative, idealistic, central, confident, gaming, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Surya-ruled paradigm of Uttora, father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Denebola. Their purpose to brighten and glorify the divine intelligence through spectacular creativity.

Brilliantly dramatic

Uttara-phalguni women are famously confident and willful. Monarchic entitlement pairs with aristocratic service via noblesse oblige. While much depends upon the characteristics of sparkling nakshatra-pati Surya, the feminine Falgun is often found in bright environments of royalty, celebrity, theatre, creative arts, amusements, and games.

Uttaraphalguni ladies radiate a profound love for living creatures, both wild and domestic. On behalf of the animal kingdom and its denizens, the women of Aryaman may undertake political activism. As righteous (and self-righteous) human mistresses of the animal world, their political style may include fiery displays of romantic idealism. They may collect animals.

[Simha-Leya] pada-1 features charismatic centrality and stage presence, focused into the physical embodiment. Pada-1 must hold the center of attention, whether in celebrity politics, entertainment and fashion, dramatic acting, or all three. Typically, one attracts an elder husband along with many romances.

Kanya Pada 2-3-4 = equally dazzling, idealistic, smart, and flamboyant, but more focused upon expressing the genius of the imagination. Often a splendid dramatist and performing musician due to nakshatra-pati Surya. Typically, one attracts a generous husband.

Themes of political power, radiant confidence, and bright celebrity drama may contextualize Utthram's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Uttaraphalguni-Aryaman

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 95

" A joyous healthy disposition yet quietly so.

  • She has a very soft pleasing voice,

  • bubbling over with fun and humor.

She is born to a family with social background

and loves to mingle with her friends in various social activities

  • Yet, she is not frivolous,

  • but beneath her joyous manner, rather serious minded.

She has fixed principles from which she will not deviate.

She prefers to choose her friends

  • from among the people who are artistically inclined and cultured.

She is efficient and adept at managing her home and her domestic life."

Shirley MacLaine, 1950's


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


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

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline

Shukra Mahadasha * age birth until age 18.9

Tues-24-Apr-1934 Earth-birth in Richmond, Virginia, USA * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti

Feb-1937 until Apr-1939 Shani Ashtamsha via Meena [7]

Surya Mahadasha * age 18.9 until age 24.9

Jul-1948 until Sep-1950 Janma Sade-Sati Simha [12]

17-Sep-1954 [SM age 20] consecration of marriage-1-of-1 with entertainment producer S. Parker * Surya-Rahu bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu Mithuna-Dhanus [absence of a contact point puts the provided birth time in question]

1953 first Broadway dance role within the chorus line * Surya-Surya svabhukti [ Surya-yuti-Kuja ] dance

1954 [SM age 20] selected for dramatic role by prestigious cinema director Alfred Hitchcock. Winning many awards [Rahu-5] this role kick-starts SM's 7-decade performance career. * Surya-Rahu bhukti * [Rahu in bhava-5]

1955 [SM age 21] with financial proceeds from the prize-winning role, SM buys an apartment building. Here, she and many other dramatists will live safely for more than 60 years * Surya-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 4-owned properties, real-estate

01-Sep-1956 [SM age 22] celebrated the birth of daughter, Stephanie Sachiko Parker * Surya-Shani bhukti * Shani putriki-pati

Chandra Mahadasha * age 24.9 until age 34.9

1960 [SM age 26] husband S. Parker, along with her toddler daughter, move to Japan during an amicable marital separation [not divorce] * Chandra-Rahu bhukti

Mangala Mahadasha * age 34.9 until age 41.9

Apr-1966 until Jun-1968 Shani Ashtamsha via Meena [5]

Dec-1970 [SM age 36] following a California State Supreme Court decision, SM wins exemplary lawsuit against Fox Studios for breach of employment contract [still in law-school casebooks] Her tenacity is praised by dramatists nationwide * Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru rules Budha07-employment contracts [Guru-1 parivartamsha Budha-7-nicha] * R-K return

1972 [SM age 38] celebrated political-literary publication McGovern: The Man and His Beliefs SM's first book initiates her multi-decade writing career * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha-7-relationships, Budha karmesha-lagnesha

1975 [SM age 41] inspirational-genre literary publication: You Can Get There from Here * Mangala-Surya bhukti * [ Surya-yuti-Kuja ] Kuja rules 3-publications

Rahu Mahadasha * age 41.9 until age 59.9

1977 [SM age 43] legendary cinema performance in The Turning Point wins high accolades * Rahu-Rahu sva bhukti * Shani rules 3-cinema containing [Rahu-Makara] [3] + dvadasa Sade-Sati

Sep-1977 until Nov-1979 Janma Sade-Sati Simha [12]

1982 [SM age 48] inspirational-genre literary publication: Don't Fall Off the Mountain * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules [ Rahu in bhava-5 ] autobiographical literature

09-Dec-1982 [SM age 48] legal divorce. Near the 29th wedding anniversary [Shani-return] it came to SM's attention that her long-estranged husband had slowly [Shani] bilked millions of dollars from her accounts , all the while maintaining a pleasant social facade of lawful contractual partnership [Shani-yuti-Shukra in 7th-from-Chandra] * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 6-divorce

May-1983 [SM age 49] autobiography Out on a Limb recorded SM's psychic experiences and details of her intimate relationships. The book was controversial yet exceptionally successful financially * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha publications

09-Apr-1984 [SM age 50] Academy Award bequeathed for acclaimed cinema role = Terms of Endearment * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha-karmesha [Guru-1 parivartamsha Budha-7-nicha]

1985 [SM age 51] publication of best-selling metaphysical autobiographyy Dancing in the Light * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha publications

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

1990 [SM age 56] serious knee injury with surgery, prognosis for no further dancing * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 12-dissolution of identity

26-Feb-1993 [SM age 60] grieved the decease of Mother - Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 12th-from-Chandra

Guru Mahadasha * age 59.9 until age 75.9

Jun-1995 until Apr-1998 Shani Ashtamsha via Meena [7]

2000 [SM age 66 publication of The Camino: A Journey of the Spirit celebrated autobiography focused on SM walking the Way of Saint James * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha publications

13-May-2001 [SM age 67] grieved the decease of former husband [via lung cancer] * Guru-Ketu bhukti

Shani Mahadasha age 75.9 until age 94.9

Nov-2006 until Sep-2009 Janma Sade-Sati Simha [12]

2012-2013 [SM age 78-79] widely applauded role in Downton Abbey teledrama * Shani-Shani svabhukti * [Shani-yuti-Shukra] Shani rules 5-drama

Dec-2013 publication of the accusatory tell-all book by SM's adult daughter, Lucky Me: My Life With – and Without – My Mom, Shirley MacLaine * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha publications, also Budha rules 8th-from-5 = secrets revealed by child

2016 [SM age 82] Quit smoking * Shani-Ketu bhukti

2016 [SM age 82 starring role in The Little Mermaid * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rules 9-drama


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


[Vimala Yoga]

[retreating-contemplative vyaya-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[camouflaged center of brilliantly self-assured perception]

[hidden healing intelligence for brain-blood]

[focused into demonstrations of mysterious physical initiation]

[dynamically active, kinetic presence in crisis intervention environments]

[may express certainty on matters of esoteric transformation]

[self-referential father may be secretive and dominating]

[father or self, may radiate other-worldly enetitlements]


[rhythmic Aśvini-4] [navamsha Surya-Karkata] intuitively confident nourishing protective shelter


  • [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-8] center of revelation * spectacular explosions * heart of rebirth * splendid emergence * intelligence for trauma healing * political secrecy * confident rejuvenation * brightly transformative * focus on discovery * initiatory entitlements * eye on hidden assets * sparkling center of mystery * father may be healer-undercover-disguised
  • [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


[Vimala Yoga]

protects against any potential unfavorable effects of bhava-12, including potential for involuntary enclosure such as imprisonment, misfortunes in distant lands such as being robbed or harmed in a foreign country

When Surya is extremely strong [Surya-Mesha] as in this nativity, Surya grants a general carte-blanche to assert the competitive personality into the realms of 12 - meditation, psychic guidance, dreamworlds - with virtually no limitation.

Parents creative, theatrical

[Surya-Mesha] rules 12 while [Chandra-Simha] rules 11. Both parents are intelligent attention seekers, active in creative performance worlds, and needing applause for theatrical display. Despite SM claiming that she never saw a happy marriage [which is a natural expression of one who chooses Chandra-12] nevertheless Chandra-Surya hold a 5-9 mutually beneficial trine. Her parents were continuously married for 55 years.

[Surya-Mesha] rules

  • 12 interiority, private bedroom, enclosures, imagination, Other-Worlds [Vimala Yoga]


Dad earned a Ph.D. in psychology [8] However, his main work was administrative [Mangala rules 3, clerical] Dad served as a junior-high-school principal [3] and real-estate agent [3, sales] in the Washington DC region.

In the earlier part of his life, dad was a local jazz musician. Surya rules Chandra-Simha in 5th-from-Surya, stage performance. He died age 83.

According to SM in her autobiographies, dad was a toxic narcissist

[Surya-Mesha] [8] + randhresha [Mangala-Mesha] suggests that Dad sought camouflage in order to enjoy hidden aspects of his life.

  • Navamsha-6-Karkata Rahu-Surya reveals Dad's performance entitlement ambition remained a mystery.


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[friendly-gainful vriddhi-pati for Parthya indriya-lagna]


[dramatizing Pūrvaphalgunī-1] [navamsha-Chandra-Simha] [vargottamsha] intuitively sensitive to entertaining political display

] idealistic

  • [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-12] draws comfort from dreams * familiar with ancestor guidance * accustomed to private prayer * nested into secluded enclosures * needs to fantasize * acculturated to Other Worlds * soothed by imaginative inspiration * repeating pulse of intuition * anchored by contemplation * seeks protective sanctuary * comfortable with isolation * undulating sleep * mother may be unavailable, withdrawn, reflective, sleepy, a researcher


[Chandra in classroom-12] rules

  • 11-friendship, social connections, marketplace linkage, gainfulness, distribution systems

MOTHER + younger sibling

Mom was a drama teacher Simha Chandra

" 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.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


  • 6-conflict, suspicion, misdoings, imbalances, accusations, medication, unfair contracts
  • Kumbha economics, funding, network connections, distribution systems
  • contains [Shukra-yuti-Shani] comprising the rulers of 2-5-6-9

SM married a financier who was connected into the entertainment industry [Kumbha-6 fundraising] .

  • sober strict rogesha Shani provides a long-term resistance to change in the marriage contract, regardless of separations [Shani] or inequities [6]. Separations due to labor duty, Dissatisfying, scarce-resources conditions are Shani's comfort-zone.

  • Shani occupies 8th-from-11 mysterious hidden earnings, accomplished by the agent of 7th-from-Chandra, the marriage-partner

  • [Shukra-6] is adversarial to geniune balance. Yet as ruler of 2+9, the Asuraguru directs a facade of harmony and sweetness with marketplace financial arrangements.

  • [Shukra-yuti-Shani] is the hospitable rashi of Kumbha confers social respect and work-duty within marriage. Shukra-6 is matched to conditions of animosity and thievery which characterize the apparently pleasant arrangement as a corrupt [6] bargain [Shukra].

Shani accepts separations

  • 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 .

Secrecy component of marriage

[uchcha-Surya-yuti-combust-mulatrikona-Mangala] [8] hidden assets

  • Surya-Mangala-8 accepts incoming drishti from [Shani in Bhava-6] suggesting that the social legitimacy demanded and conferred by Shani was critically important to maintaining her shell of personal secrecy.
  • Shani ensures that confidential matters of 8 remain occulted. Matters can be financial, physical, sexual, spiritual, surgical, and many other varieties of hidden actions.

One Marriage, Many Relationships

  • [Guru in bhava-1] Kanya with no companion graha in Kanya suggests only one socially recognized husband..
  • Guru's mutual drishti + parivartamsha with nicha-Budha-7 may introduce an unlimited [Guru] array of partnerships both personal and commercial.
  • However, the prediction would be one socially formalized marriage.


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

[svakshetra] [svabhava]

[collaborative sahaja-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[mysterious-discovering randhresha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[dynamic exploration of secret occult assets]

[pursuit of hidden sexual empowerments]

[innovative forward-pushing initiations]

[champion of sudden healing discoveries]

[dynamic signaler of masked threats]

[explains energized rejuvenating muscular movements]


[Aśvini-3] [mūlatrikoṇa] [navamsha Kuja-Mithuna] intuitively competitive forward-pushing detailed descriptive communicative thrust

[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-8] drive toward discovery * pursuit of rebirth * revolutionary dynamics * aggressive approach to emergency events * energetic transformations * urge to dig-drill -dive-excavate-plumb-explode-explore * vigorous revelations * explosive eruptions * unexpected force * pushes through camouflage * mysterious conquests * pro-active rejuvenating surgeries
  • [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 in bhava-8] rules

  • bhava-3 commercial business, administration, management, process, scripts, cinema production
  • 8- confidential information, hidden relationships, secret assets, camouflage, baptism, initiation, revelation, disclosure, discovery, explosions emergency


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


[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]


[Revati-2] [navamsha Budha-Makara-yuti-Ketu] intuitively detail explaining incoherent regulatory structures

[Guru-1 parivartamsha Budha-7-nīcha]

  • [Budha-Meena] 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-7] narrative of partnership * discusses contracts * debates on deals * analysis of relationships * discourse on trusts * banters about betrothal * crafting of covenants * delivers negotiating instructions * explainer of arrangements * talks about fairness * advocate for justice * gestures toward settlement of quarrels * mentality of marriage * formulates alliances * defines equity * balanced bargains


[Budha in bhava-7] rules

  • 1-personality, appearance, musculature, identity, energetic movement patterns
  • 10-executive decision-making, director, command, regulation, organizational leadership


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 the psycho-intuitive narrative which framed most of SM's books was ridiculed.

Meena-Budha fantasy-conceptualism is exacerbated by expansive Guru's parivartamsha + mutual drishti with abstracting Budha. Shani-6 which might serve as the potential common sense corrector cannot help Budha because change-resistant Shani occupies dissolving 12th-from-Budha.

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.

[nīcha] Budha often lacks the rungs in the ladder or has missing steps in a the scaffolding supports. As a result, [nīcha-Budha] explanations take great leaps without preparing the listener with necessary preparatory information. This liability is much more influential, naturally, when Budha lagnesha.

Budha karmesha career in scripts, media, writing, publications, delivering messages, evangelism.


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


[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[bargaining-balancing yuvati-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]


[Chitra-1] [navamsha Guru-Simha] intuitively expansive theatrical-political romantic display

[Guru-1 parivartamsha Budha-7-nīcha]

  • [Guru-Kanya] expansive 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 in bhava-1] much vitality * philosophical personality * permission for unrestricted action * generous disposition * numerous identities * expands the scope of competition * many cheerful sporting activities * believes in birthright * expansive aura * extra height-or-girth * embodiment of tolerant cheer * a patron of personal benefit * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be an expander-philanthropist-benefactor


[Guru in bhava-1] rules

  • 4- property stewardship-ownership, homebase, anchoring, estate, ethno-nationalist folkways narratives
  • 7- contractual relationships, employment contracts, mortgage contracts, equity.

Guru-1 mutual drishti ++ parivartamsha with Budha-7 has produced many decades of writing and publishing of trade-press books, usually profitable in the autobiographical genre [1]

  • travelogues, occult tomes, popular autobiographies rife with relationship information

  • topics of politics, romance, entertainment industry [Rahu-5 mutual drishti with Guru-1]


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

[valuing-preserving dhanesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[believing-philosophical dharmesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]


[Purvabhadra-2] [navamsha Shukra-Urisha] intuitively harmonizing musical-arts

[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-6] seeks pleasure via self-medication * satisfied by service * ministry of aid to women * imbalanced agreements * feminine employees * attracted to animals * valuable servants * appreciation of enemies * lovely designs to adorn the lower abdomen * toxicity from sugars * aesthetic of slavery * pleasant self-medication * unfair contracts * financial exploitation * sweet pollutions * criminal bargains * accepts injustice * accommodates poverty * adjusts to war * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a pharmacist-clinician-servant-helper-aide * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a pharmacist-clinician-servant-helper-aide
  • [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



kavandha-karaka [headless] chidra-karaka [gaping] vasana-karaka [vacuum] [scattered patriotic friendships]

[disengaged witness to customary earnings]

[liberated from outdated marketplace]

[disregard for economics of empty nationalism]


[Aśleṣā-2] [navamsha Ketu-Makara] surrenders the legitimating status rank, liberated from outdated rules

  • [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-9] disinterested in credenda * wandering worldview * disengaged from faith doctrine * disregards theory * liberating philosophy * irrelevance of patriarchal dogma * ambivalence toward conventional convictions * spacey father * weird beliefs * ignores the ordinary understandings * incoherent ideology * unless other graha in 9, may prefer to live free from father-figures