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Icon of American 1950's culture

drama-model, singer, dancer

Marilyn Monroe

a.k.a. Norma Jeane Mortenson

a.k.a. Norma Jean Baker

a.k.a. Mrs. Norma Jeane Dougherty

a.k.a. Mrs. DiMaggio

a.k.a. Mrs. Miller

Earth-birth Tuesday-01-Jun-1926

dematerialization 05-Aug-1962 (age 36)


cinema drama + fashion-model * 1926-1962 * Norma Jean Mortensen a.k.a. "Marilyn Monroe"

birth information from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Arudra-Betelgeuze * Trinetra

BPL commentary

For Arudra - Orion births of a feminine valence, the disposition of mesmerizing, hypnotic, shadowy, exciting, passionate, ambitious, opportunistic, privilege-seeking Professor Rahu may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the paradigm of Rahu-ruled Rudhira, exotics, ethnic mixers, opportunists, fascinators, mesmerizers, privilege-seekers, impostors, rogues, intensifiers of passion and desire, self-proclaimers, self-promoters, agents-provocateur, charlatans, masters of smoke and oils, and entrancingly ambitious persons may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from Orion. Their purpose is to communicate the passionate animal vitality via stormy, turbulent, swaying, exciting gesture and signal.

Passionately Communicative

Rahu-ruled Arudra - Orion ladies have stormy temperament. They may be considered capricious, inconsistent, and demanding. Often they are found in sensuous, writhing, twisting, fascinating roles. Mesmerizing dancers, they use the communicative signaling of hands, shoulders, legs, hips, and pelvic thrust to great advantage.

Depending upon Arudra - Orion's social environment, their seductive appeal may express as private or public When professionalized, Tiruvaatira-born may be stage performers of high excellence, who send waves of desire (Rahu) through an audience numbering one or one-million.

Rahu-ruled Arudra-Betelgeuze displays the animal intensity of the storm. Arudra women often are blessed with the capacity to regenerate their physical vitality and recreate their persona.

Arudra - Orion women are often the diva type who are sensuously clever (Rahu) verbally quick, and impatient with those who are less communicatively responsive. Thiruvaathira-born may be gifted in handcraft, commerce, painting, descriptive writing, evocative song-writing, and the arts of seductive imagery such as photography, costume, and arts-of-style (Budha).

Themes of stimulating signal patterns, passionate messaging, volatility, intense cycles of attraction-and-repulsion, and stormy outbursts may contextualize Arudra - Orion's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Arudra - Orion.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra, p 93.

"A critical fault-finding disposition is apparently conferred ...

Her disagreeable disposition,

coupled with a sarcastic manner and speech,

  • makes it difficult for other people to tolerate her.

Although she is extremely clever in her conversation

and many people will be impressed by her speech,

  • while still disliking her.

She is extravagant to the point of wastefulness,

  • but on herself rather than on others,

  • although at times she will be grudgingly generous
  • to those with whom she comes in contact.

She has weak lungs and should be careful of colds and coughs,

  • as there is a tendency towards tuberculosis."


Norma Jean Mortenson in 1946 (age 20)

Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha


Marilyn Monroe age 18 * WW-2 magazine photo

Mangala Mahadasha * age birth until 6.2

01-Jun-1926 Earth-birth in Los Angeles, California, USA * Mangala-Rahu bhukti

1934 (age 8) after taking Norma Jean out of foster care due to mom's mental improvement, her mom has a prolonged psychotic episode . Diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic (in 1934 terms) Gladys Monroe will remain institutionalized until her suicide.

1934 predatory foster father begins sexually abusing her

1935 (age 9) Norma Jean is sent to live in the Los Angeles Orphan Home in Hollywood

sum-1937 Norma Jean leaves the orphanage and moves into the home of family guardians. Guardians father begins sexually abusing her. To escape the molestation, Norma Jean lives in numerous homes in several cities.

1941 returns to live with the predator family. Drops out from high school and begins modeling.

1942 the foster family relocates to the US east coast, leaving Norma Jean behind in California.

Rahu Mahadasha * age 6.2 until 24.2

19-Jun-1942 civil exchange of vows in marriage-1 * to 21-yo policeman Jim Dougherty * two weeks after her 16th birthday. The marriage was designed as an alternative to sending her back to the orphanage * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha rules navamsha-7 * R-K gochara Singha-Kumbha contact navamsha Chandra

1944 her husband ships-out to the WW-2 Pacific battles. Norma moves in with her husband's parents, who are friends of all the others who have variously helped, housed, supported, and misused her. She takes a factory job and earns a self-sufficient income.

Jan-1945 quits factory job, moved into her own apt, and begins photographic modeling.

1946 dyes her hair blonde and adopts the stage name "Marilyn Monroe".

Mar-1948 begins Hollywood contract after affair with studio executive

1949 following an affair with the director of a modelling agency, Marilyn is gifted with a silicone surgical jaw implant and a new nose, paid by the agency. First nude photos are published. She travels to New York with a film promotional ensemble.

fall-1950 negotiated by her lover at the ad agency, a 7-year cinema contract is signed. After signing, the lover dies of a heart attack.

1951 the new contract put her into higher profile acting roles, albeit all roles as sex vixen.

1952 more prominent roles, more sexualization, erratic behavior, and more drugs

14-Jan-1954 exchange of vows in marriage-2 * baseball champion Giuseppe Paulo DiMaggio a.k.a. Joe DiMaggio. Following poor publicity due to her self-broken acting contract. * Guru-Shani bhukti * r-K gochara Dhanuzya-Mithunaya * contact radical R-K

Guru Mahadasha * age 24.2 until decease (age 36)

29-Jun-1956 * civil Marriage -3 ( Jewish ceremonial vow spoken 01-Jul-1956) * playwright, litterateur, critic Arthur Miller * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules navamsha-7* R-K gochara Vrischika-Urisha contact navamsha R-K

1958 despite difficulties of personal behavior, health issues including endometriosis, drug addiction, and marriage, her films are critically and commercially successfu

1960 divorce from Arthur Miller

05-Aug-1962 dematerialization (age 36) attributed to acute barbiturate poisoning. Coroner declared her death to be a likely suicide. * Guru -Chandra bhukti * Chandra maraka rules-2

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Early stages of modeling career


Hollywood celebrities Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio in January 1954


Marilyn Monroe with Arthur Miller in London 1956


The famous Chicago updraft = vent grating on Michigan Avenue



The final, iconic look - cosmetically master-crafted over a decade of experimenting with surgical re-design, along with paint-and-poses. Still recognized worldwide more than 50 years after her dematerialization

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

  • Surya-Urisha * Ravaye * the noisy one, the roaring one (Ravi = firebird; Rava = howl, yell, or squawk) * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the acquisitive sensual rashi of Zukra
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds * brightly contemplative * focus on seclusion * invisible light-source provides private guidance * intuitive entitlements * brilliant in research * backroom politics * intelligence for interior prayer * eye on creative imagination * sparkling center of the sanctuary * radiant clairsentient drama * father may be isolated or unavailable
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * gestures conduct the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama * skillful game-player * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals * narrative of power-politics * recites love poems * describes divine romance


Surya-12 may indicate an invisible (12) father-figure (Surya).

Dad was consciously unknown to her.

Although a paternal name is mentioned on her birth certificate, Monroe claimed that her identity-transforming mother (ruler of 8 Chandra in 8th-from-8th) had identified several different men as being young Norma Jean's bio-dad .

According to Ms. Monroe, she never met any man who admitted to being her father. Instead, she fantasized that various movie stars were her real dad.

Her mother pointed to several popular cinema stars as the marvelous progenitor. Biographers have opined that Norma Jean's father was likely her mom's former shift-supervisor in a film-cutting factory. Dharmesha-9 Surya in 6 would suggest that the bio-dad = a rank-and-file worker. Shani in 9th-from-Chandra suggests the blocked identity of father.

Surya-12 rules-3 communications = the privacy of the bedroom is communicated into messaging media such as cinema and photographic advertisement

Chandra * matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)

  • Chandra-Makara-Draco * comforted by hierarchy * sensitive to class-status * needs ritual ordering
  • Chandra in Dhaniztha-Delphinus * soothed by forceful climbing * protectors of structured competition * pursues routines of systematic dominance (dancing, drumbeat)
  • Chandra in classroom-8 * comfortable with crisis * familiar with catastrophe * feels the pulse of cyclical rebirth * soothed by secrecy * revolutionary sentiment * accustomed to frequent upheaval * seeks deeply rhythmic initiation * acculturated to exploration * occult sensitivities * needs eruptive energies * nourished by non-disclosure * emotionally attuned to trauma * undulating shakti-shocks

Chandra receives no Parashari drishti

Chandra-8 suggests a cycle or recycling of mothers. Ms. Monroe was raised by a variety of mother-figures including her natural mother, her mother's friends, and her foster-mother. She stayed with each of them for varying lengths of time, often shuttling between these three.

Chandra-8 rules 7th-from-8 partners. Seeking a parent figure. occupies bhava-8 taking drishti of Rahu may suggest her mother's unpredictability as well as her own. Her mother also married three times.


life-partner-1 = 7th-from-Chandra-8 = Karkata-2 * first life-partner is a member of her extended family (2) = military serviceman and local policeman (protective Chandra) the purpose of this early marriage was to protect her via custody of a husband (Karkata, Chandra) so that she could avoid the state-mandated foster-care system

life-partner-2 = 2nd-from 7th-from-Chandra-8 Kumbha-9 * Second life-partner is a father-figure (9). Joe DiMaggio was a celebrity athlete Kuja-9. According to Ms. Monroe, the marriage was short-lived due to jealousy. Kuja rules 6-jealousy. Guru-9 rules 7 suggesting a bona fide marriage intention despite the brevity of the union. Mr. DiMaggio was dedicated to her memory and sent roses to her grave until his death.

life-partner-3 = 9th-from 7th-from-Chandra-8 Kanya-4. Monroe's third husband was the distinguished playwright and literary writer Arthur Miller. They intended to start a family and she chose him to be her co-parent. (4)

Borderline Personality Disorder ++ speculated bi-polar disorder

The core pattern of Borderline Personality Disorder is a profound terror of abandonment. In extreme cases the terror may provoke psychotic episodes. The name Borderline indicates that one's misery lingers on the border between neurotic anxiety and psychotic hallucination. Monroe recalled in interviews that one of her earliest memories was a terrifying scene of her mother smothering toddler Norma Jean with a pillow. Mom is retrospectively acknowledged to have suffered from unpredictable violence in context of extreme mood swings, depression, and suicidal threats. Mental illness in vious guises was noted throughout the family network including several suicides including her mom (a suiciding elder elicits the child's abandonment response). Beautiful and supremely talented though she was, MM's depressions and exhilaration became more extreme as she aged, and her attraction to narcissistic males (mostly politicians, mostly actors) became fraught with anxiety.

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

  • Mangala-Kumbha * vigorous community activism * warrior for economic progress * proactive linking * push toward regulated systems * pursues profitable roles * spearhead of mass interconnectivity * futuristic thrust * dominating energy in social networking * conquest of marketplace interactions * champion of distributed associations
  • Mangala in bhava-9 * drive toward doctrine * champion of paradigmatic belief * pursuit of patronage * dynamic preaching * philosophy of conquest * aggressive or sexualized paternal energies * dominating military father-figures * growth-challenging paternal behavior
  • Kuja-yuti-Guru * multiple competitions * many brother-figures * energized growth * dynamic generosity * masculine force joins optimistic expansion * champion of philosophy * potential for aggressive preaching * promotes broad worldview * indoctrinating actions

Mangala-9 provides a dynamic, sexualized drive toward entertainment arts and politics in 5th-from-5th

Kuja-9 is generally less comfortable for the father, and often indicates expressions of anger or aggressiveness of father

Finance economic gains

  • Mangala rules Arudha lagna Meza-11 containing Zukra
  • Kuja ruler of 11-Meza occupies 11th-from-11th suggesting a substantial income. She left an estate valued at approximately 1.5 million USD in 1962 dollars.

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

lagnesha for Mithunaya radical lagna

  • Budha-Urisha * financial communications * articulation of tonal value * talks about stored goods * discusses collected assets * delivers descriptive evaluations * sends historic messages * skillfully signals the music * preservation methods * describes sound frequencies * hands-arms-shoulders send sensual gestures
  • Budha in bhava-12 * narrative of sanctuary * talks about quietude * commerce of the hermitage * discusses interior spiritual guidance * speaks from invisible location * instructions on reflective contemplation * detailed descriptions of intimate privacy * diagrams the astral inner terrain * explainer of quiet prayer * imaginative siblings * communication with distant worlds * delivers information about clairsentience * skillfully defines the dreamworld * logical visions
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * amusing explanations * entertaining chatter * central roles in communication * brightly clear descriptions * dramatic enunciation * confidently delivers instruction * articulation of radiant certainty * political messenger * talkative father-figures

talkative, script-seeking, cinema-communications lagnesha Budha rules Karakamsha = Mithuaya-1 containing Rahu

Budha rules the musical, rhythmically scripted Revati Svamsha

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

  • Guru-Kumbha * much networking * many marketplaces * optimistic about big associations * permission to connect * scientific beliefs * doctrine of economic linkage * distributed guidance * expands the scope of social participation * multiple communities and friendships
  • Guru in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * svabhava * tolerance for diverse doctrines * multiple beliefs * expansive ideology * much sermonizing * broad humanistic understanding * sanctimonious father * multiple father-guru-professor figures * extensive worldview * patron of philosophy * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be an ideologue or spiritual guide
  • Guru-yuti-Mangala bhratri-karaka * multiple brotherly-figures * permission to compete-and-win * expansive conquests * progressive philosophy * large-scale invasive actions * vigorous champion of optimistic belief

243. Dhatrutwa Yoga extraordinary generosity

yuvati pathi, dhavakaraka Guru in navamsha yuti Ketu contributes to three divorces before age 36

Guru rules 10th navamsha * globalism, compassionate perspective

Guru-yuti-Ketu in Vrischika navamsha-9 suggests her three marriages, three divorces, no living children

Zukra * svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wife)

  • Zukra-Meza * appreciation of direct movement * likes innovation * aesthetic of physicality * attracted to champions * pleasures of conquest * kinetic sensuality * prefers a lithely sporting partner * sweetly competitive * aristocratic agreements
  • Zukra -11 * seeks pleasure via social connectivity * pleasant participant in scientific communities * balances large exchange systems * seeks network equity * association with artists * values friendly financial connections * likes knitting-and-knotting * pleasing designs to adorn the skin * graceful ankles * appreciation of friendships * aesthetic of fair deals in marketplace * enjoys attractive friends

Zukra receives incoming drishti from uttama-Shani-5 connotes artistic structure, composition, sense of design movement costume

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

Atmakaraka = uttama-Shani work ethic.

  • Shani-Thula * uttama * heavy old agreements * restricted leverage * mandatory bargaining * strict rules for making agreements * structural compression upon kidney-pancreas * rigidly regulated match-making * must form socially approved partnerships * must honor the lowest-common-denominator in deal-making * mandatory fairness * must normalize social justice * unyielding obligatory diplomacy * must advocate for equity * exchanges must be lawful * must continue conventional negotiations * scarce trading resources
  • Shani in Bhava-5 * steady time-structured intelligence * heavy responsibility for children * pessimistic in romance * cautious financial speculation * resists ceremony * limits special entitlements * obligatory entertainments * dreads political games * tightly disciplined creativity * mother's family often rigidly conventional * blocked heart-and-spine * subdued sparkle * performance fatigue * intolerant of time-wasting amusements * elders maintain ordinary rights

Shani-5 in 10th-from-Chandra suggests an orderly, equity-seeking, contract-structured entertainment (5) career. She also had the potential to be involved with government at the highest levels (uttama-Shani).

Ms. Monroe was said to have been a diligent worker who practiced her dance routines and scripts in a disciplined manner.

uttama-Shani-5 rules 8-mysteries, non-disclosure, dangerous liaisons +++ 9-celebrity life philosophy, dharma, worldview

Shani receives drishti from both Guru and Rahu, creating a Guru-Shani-Rahu trine in 1-5-9 that radiates in considerable magnitude

From Chandra-Makara-Draco lagna, the mature voice of sober serious structured hierarchical Professor Shani rules

  • the emotionally-motivated traditionalism, family lineage conserving, treasure-preserving, language-and-history remembering, acquisitive, genetic conservation of 2nd-from-Chandra
  • the emotional authenticity of in-the-body feelings represented by sensitive, receptive, absorptive Chandrana

randhresha Shani-5 indicates that despite her personal sense of responsibility and duty (Shani) the forces of unexpected identity change altered her public profile and sudden events surprised her both personally (Chandra-8) and professionally (Shani-the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra)


Guru drishti into putra-putrikisthana-5 is fertile, but blocked by uttama-Shani-5 * and Guru-Chandra in 2-12 angle suggests no progeny

MM was married three times by the age of 30. Although MM had no living children, reportedly she miscarried twice and suffered an ectopic pregnancy during her third marriage.

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

  • Rahu-Mithunaya * shimmering illusion of cooperation * craving for conversation * mask of messaging * boundary-breeching broadcasts * extraordinary explanations * ambitious administration * preposterous propaganda * extravagant commercial transactions * marvelous advertising * thrilling photographs * unusual ensembles * exciting cohort * mesmerizing instructions * over-reaching management * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of information delivery * sensational scripts * exaggerated announcements * exceptional business methods * seeks privilege via communicator-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-1 * passion for fleshly vitality * in svabhava of Competitive Kuja, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous physical visage * extraordinary athletic action * outsider who cleverly insinuates into a noble identity * smoky, oily aura * desires competitive advantage * exceptionally recognizable appearance * exhilarating force of nature * thrilling champion of non-standard lifestyles * social mobility via dynamic movement * powerful personality * innovative behavior challenges existing norms * culturally mixed self-image * embodies exciting new energies * self-promotion via blood-and-birth * double agent * over-reaching ambition for empowered individuality * craves special importance * trespasses cultural limitations of race-class-creed-gender * fascinating figure * may represent a cult of personality

ambitious Rahu-1-Mithunaya

drishti of Rahu impacts Shani-5 + Ketu-7 + Guru-9 +Mangala-9

"I am made of photographs"

MM lived through an instrumental, expedient, opportunistic, fabricated personality Rahu-1. Upon the basic chassis of young Norma Jean Baker, the charismatic fashion icon Marilyn Monroe was crafted by a series of cosmetic artists, image managers, talent agents, professional handlers, and business partners. (Mithunaya)

Marilyn Monroe (stage name) was magnetically (Rahu) photogenic (Mithunaya). Rahu provides a sparkling, mottled aura coupled with a natural interest in communications media.

Legendary images feature various provocative (Arudra) poses, wearing various items of couture, displaying different appliances and layers of cosmetic paint. Underneath the veneer percolates Rahu's desire for the privileges attending the important person (1).

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

  • Ketu-Dhanuzya * philosophically dissociates from sacred convictions * odd professors * dissolves indoctrination * empty paradigm of belief * dispersed worldview * not limited by conventional beliefs * eccentric teachings * peculiar convictions * ignores restricted catechesis * releases a warm golden cloud of broad inclusivity into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-7 * ambivalent toward agreements * absentee advocates * disregards contractual loyalties * disinterested in mutuality * wanders from the middle-balance * irrelevance of equity * surrenders alliances * abandons the usual covenants * ignores advice * incoherent promises * liberation via surrendered negotiations * unless other graha in 7, may prefer to live free from partners

Ketu in classroom-7 marriage = "I will be whoever you want me to be"

Ketu-7 receives incoming drishti from Rahu-1 + uttama-Shani-5

Ketu-7 uncertainty and disconnectedness regarding marriage partnerships

According to her own reports, she didn't know her first husband until the day they were married. He was a son of a friend of one of her relatives. The ostensible purpose of the marriage was to protect Norma Jean from returning to Yet, another abusive foster home and to relieve her relatives of worry in her care. He shipped out for military service shortly after their wedding; their communication was spotty (Ketu) and she lost interest in the venture long before he returned from service. Although both lived in Los Angeles, they never spoke. He eventually became a local policeman.


Marilyn Monroe meeting UK-Queen 1926- Elizabeth-2 in October-1956


MM Birth Certificate * no time recorded


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