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inspirational leader for injury-and-disease awareness

dramatic actor

equestrian competitor

Christopher Reeve

a.k.a. Christopher D'Olier Reeve

Earth-birth Thursday-25-Sep-1952

dematerialization 10-Oct-2004 (age 52)


"Superman" cinematic dramatist + director + equestrian + sportsman * 1952-2004 * Christopher Reeve

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born on Saptami Shukla Paksha

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativity


Yoni * Bhagadaivata * Prakphalguni * Arjuni

BPL commentary

For Purvaphalguni * Yoni * births of a masculine 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.

Due to the definitive influence of kalatra-karaka Zukra, gentlemen born into the realms of Bharani-Yamya, Purvaphalguni-Yoni, or Purva-azadhamay find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of the feminine companion.

For those born into the Zukra-ruled paradigm of Vutavabana, feminine figures such as sisters, aunts, and wives, along with partnerships, contracts, bargains, sensual pleasures, lovers, artistic beauty, luxurious scents, treasuries, financial arrangements, and music, may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Zosma. Their purpose is to dramatize, glamorize, and politicize the grand theatre of creative life.

Diplomatic charm

Zukra-ruled Purvaphalguni gentlemen are often found in the sparkling bright worlds of politics, romance, entertainment, speculative finance, and spectator sports. Yoni-born chaps often display a thick mane of leonine hair and a charming sense of humor.

They are happiest when enjoying a choreographed sport, playing music, dancing with agility and grace, or performing a richly costumed dramatic role for an appreciative audience, Delighted by spectacle and applause, they glitter and smile at parties, political campaigns, gambling and games..

Depending upon the placements of dhanakaraka Zukra and dhanapathi Budha, the Purvarjuni-born may also excel in financial showmanship, bargaining toward a political or commercial agreement, and the high drama of romantic relationships.

Like all Zukra-governed births, Bhagadaivata-born must take care to avoid the misuse of drugs and alcohol. Political success depends upon the charisma of lagnesha Surya. Financial success depends upon the dual-dhanakaraka Zukra and Budha.

Themes of political celebrity, lavish musical entertainments, arts and fashion, and financial agreements may contextualize Pubba's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra-Purvaphalguni.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 83

"A physical rather than a mental type.

  • A healthy constitution

  • not given to worry or anxiety regarding the problems of living.

He must guard against impulsiveness

since he is apt to act without sufficient thought

  • and as a result he makes many mistakes

  • which are difficult to rectify

  • and which may be disastrous.

He is very active physically and will be proficient at various sports,

  • reveling in the joy of mere action ,

  • even purposeless action.

These people seem never to rest and are constantly in motion.

  • As soon as they have finished one thing they start on another,

  • frequently doing several things at a time."


Chris_Reeve_Marriage_of_Figaro_1985.jpgBiographical data matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Budha Mahadasha

25-Sep-1952 Earth-birth in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA * Budha-Zukra bhukti

1956 parents' divorce * Budha-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 6th-from-Chandra

Ketu Mahadasha

Zukra Mahadasha

1974 earned B.A. diploma from Cornell University College (via one year credit from Julliard) * Zukra-Zukra svabhukti

1978 begins 15-year period of starring in the Superman cinematic film series, and many other roles, including many spoken-only * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

20-Dec-1979 * first child born * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

Dec-1983 second child born * Zukra-Guru bhukti

1988 split with life partner-1 * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 2-2nd marriage

Surya Mahadasha * age 39 until age 45

Apr-1992 (CR age 40) exchange of vows in marriage-2 * Surya-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules Vrischika swamsha * R-K gochara via Dhanuzya-Mithunaya = 2-8 axis 2nd marriage

Jun-1992 third child born * Surya-Mangala bhukti * Kuja dharmesha

27-May-1995 (CR age 43) spine severed from skull in tragic equestrian accident, resulting in tetraplegic paralysis * Surya-Shani bhukti * Shani rogesha rules Rahu-6

Chandra Mahadasha * age 45 until decease age 52

Apr-1998 (CR age 46) autobiography "Still Me" = best-seller, producing substantial royalties * Chandra-Chandra svabhukti * Chandra-yuti-Mangala * Soma gives effect of dharmesha Mangala

2000 while undergoing a typical therapy session, his leg broke necessitating many surgeries and repeat hospitalizations. * Chandra-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-6 injuries accidents clinical medicine

10-Oct-2004 (CR age 52) 10-Oct-2004 dematerialized following nine years of painful paralysis * Chandra-Budha bhukti * maraka Budha rules 2

[posthumous] 06-Mar-2006 decease of mate-2 * Chandra-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 2nd-from-2nd = decease of 2nd lifemate

Distinctive features of the nativity

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

lagnesha for Simha radical lagna

  • Surya-Kanya * Poshanya * Pushna * the nourisher * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the analytical logical rashi of Budha
  • Surya in bhava-2 * creative values-fulfillment * confident story-telling * dazzling bardic tradition * intelligence for languages * genius for sound-and-color * radiant genetically preserved knowledge * focus on stored assets * banking entitlements * bright face-speech-song * eye on capitalization * father heart of family * sparkling center of the treasury-drama * father may be a banker-collector-preservationist
  • 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-yuti-Shani * confidently lawful * bright regulator * entitled to impose order * politically intelligent authority-figures * radiantly systematic * sober hierarchical strict father-figure * cautiously orderly expression of the spiritual rays of the Sun * limited entertainments * creatively disciplined

FATHER + Step-father

Dad = a university professor of literature His bio-dad often attended CR's dramatic performances in the New York theatres.

CR also enjoyed the support of a personality-guiding stepfather represented by Mesha-Krittika-Guru-9 in 8th-from-Surya

Guru in 8th-from-Surya suggests more than one father, and the stepfather Guru = stockbroker = Guru rules 5- gambling


  • Brilliant Apollo rules the Simha radical lagna (Purvaphalguni) 10th-from-Chandra suggesting a career in politics, gambling, or entertainment

Surya rules 10th navamsha suggesting a career in politics, gambling, or drama

  • the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically fruitful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra -Jyestha contains Shani-Surya-uttama-Budha

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

  • Chandra in Jyeztha-Antares * calmed by competitive signals * protector of prophetic messages * familiar face of direct announcements
  • Chandra-Vrizchika * nichha * comforted by mystery * sensitive to trauma-healing * needs discovery
  • Chandra in classroom-4 * digbala * comfort in familiar routines * calmed by caretaking * seeks continuous oscillating motion * sensitive to ethnic folkways * contented by recurrent rituals * soothed by customary habits * tranquilized by rhythmic waves * needs pulsation * nurtured by gardening * follows local pathways * feels rooted into the land * settled into home-keeping * undulating patriotism
  • Somana-yuti-Kuja * Emotionally pro-active * sensitive to brotherly figures * needs to win * comforted by direct forward movement * invigorates the undulating routine * soothed by pioneering innovation * competitive mother * calmed by routine exercise * feels like a champion

Remarkably, earned millions via writing and speaking engagements delivered from his high-tech adaptive wheelchair. Although his theatrical career had been financially successful with many leading roles, Reeve's earnings from invited public appearances after the tragic accident far outreached the revenues from his previous career in drama.


MARRIAGE partnership support expectations


  • marriage-1 = bhava-10

8th-from-7th-from-Chandra-4 = 2nd-from-Chandra

  • marriage-2 = bhava-5

CR maintained a decade-long relationship with the mother of his first two children. He partnered for years with Gae Exton, a British citizen and mother of his two eldest children.. They often spent time separately. After their split, she continued to raise their children in London, which required a trans-Atlantic commute for him.

However, the couple never undertook to perform a public marriage ceremony. The first union suffers from a considerable Kuja-Dosha exacerbated by nichha-Somana-yuti-Kuja.

Reeve remained devoted to his children until his untimely death.

Overlapping the end of exchange of vows in marriage-1 , Reeve formed a new relationship with a musical dramatist (5) which was legalized with a formal marriage ceremony. The second union benefited from Guru-9-rules-5.

Chandra Mahadasha * age 45 until decease age 52 *

Comforting Chandra rules 12-hospitals containing Ketu in classroom-12

After his tragic injury and subsequent weakness-related injuries and ailments, Reeve was therapeutically treated in dozens of research hospitals.

after his skull was separated from his spinal cord during a tragic sports-competition injury, Reeve became world-famous as a spokesman and articulate explainer of medical research related to his quadriplegic situation

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

* Ruchaka Yoga

Yogakaraka Mangala rules 4-foundations, cultural rhythms, ethnic basis ++ 9-doctrine, philosophy, beliefs

  • Mangala-Vrizchika * svakshetra * vigorous pursuit of hidden assets * proactive exploration * energetic initiation * exposure of shocking secrets * plunges the tantric depths * push toward discovery * champion of emergency action
  • Mangala in bhava-4 * Kuja Dosha * promotes local transport * champion of construction * mechanized vehicles * underground dig-drill-dive-mine * lively push toward fast driving * school bully (nichha only) * builds foundational infrastructure * invigorating patriotism * domestic conquests * pursues home ownership * defensive action * restless in school * energized farming * tillage-plowing-plunder * fights in marine defense * pushy parents * competitive force in the childhood home
  • Kuja-yuti-Chandra * invigorated feelings * energized intuition * dynamic nurturance * competitive caretaking * often the dominant parent * needs to win * forward thrusting emotions * seeks security via conquest


Mangala-and-Chandra occupy Jyeztha while Kuja influenced by emotionally impulsive nichha-Chandra

Kuja-4 transportation, homes, environmentalism, cultural roots, parents and parenting

vigorous movement in vehicles, properties, and schooling * aviator, flew many types of small aircraft including WW-2 fighters * equestrian, trained for competitive events * sailboat racer *

yogakaraka svakshetra Kuja-4 provides elite education from preschool until Julliard

intentionally developed an athletic physique for cinematic roles

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

ashtangata-harana * Combust Bantering Budha

  • Budha-Kanya * uttama * moolatrikona * ministering service communications * articulation of digestive process * talks about aid to the suffering * formulates descriptive complaints * programmatic conversations * delivers detailed pronouncements * grammatical expertise * logical arguments * messages about accuracy * specifies error * hands-arms-shoulders make helping gestures
  • Budha in bhava-2 * narrative of values-fulfillment * conversations about natural resources * talks about history * instructions for asset conservation * explains banking procedures * cherished recordings * discusses sound values * articulation of speech-song * quick-darting eyes-face * tells stories * defines storage methods * describes family lineage * manual preservation of collections * chats about knowledge base * conserves libraries * quick with language * manages archives * repeats from memory
  • 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
  • Budha-yuti-Shani * explainer of rules * dictates about system requirements * regulatory roles express communication skills * lawful planning * slow scheduling * conventional conversations * message of institutional order * mature management * makes necessary announcements * cautious gestures * talkative elders


a complex arrangement in dhanasthana which suggests multiple and intellectually engaged interactions with matters of family, finance, food, speech, face, history, and treasuries

Brilliantly articulate and funny, uttama-Budha-yuti-Surya.

Significant dhanayoga

As always for Simha nativities, Budha is the money-maker ruler of 2 + 11

Vriddhipathi-11 = Budha in bhava-2 -uttama

Budha-yuti Shani rules 6 + 7

Budha yuti Surya lagnesha

Reeves was born into wealth and maintained his treasuries via a highly successful cinema career. However, his greatest revenues flowed from the writing and speaking career which developed after his paralyzing (Shani) tragic accident.

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

  • Guru-Meza * warrior dharma * philosophy of direct movement * many competitions * broad scope of pioneering action * permission to dominate * doctrine of conquest * invigorating guidance * expands the range of championship * believes in innovation
  • Guru in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * swabhava * 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 drishti to 1-3-5 contributes to Reeve's height (6-feet 4-inch tall). and his three children

Guru -9 representing both father and stepfather occupies the emotionally conflicted 6th-from-Chandra

Ruler of 5 in 5th-from-5th = superb for creativity, children, celebrity, humanistic worldview

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

  • Zukra-Vanika * svakshetra * appreciation of negotiation * taste for balanced color schemes * attracted to beautiful designs * enjoys the company of designers * prefers adjustable partners * pleased by brokerage * equable alliances * artfully arranges agreements * bargains sweetly * harmonious mediation * match-making for equity * aesthetic of the fair-trade deal
  • 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

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

  • Shani-Kanya * heavy old accusations * obliged to sustain litigious disagreements * rigidly persistent disease conditions * structural compression upon colon + digestive tract * must normalize exploitation * weighty subordinate tasks * hierarchical conditions of enforced servitude * must work within master-slave systems * must respect antiquated physicians * slow-acting remedies * intractable servants * stubborn employees * insufficient pharmacy * must work with dried medications * must continue to minister to the suffering * scarce service resources
  • Shani in bhava-2 * steady time-structured values-fulfillment * restriction of precious resources * must preserve historic traditions * must collect * must catalog * obstructionist family-of-origin * must remember * obligation to speak-and-sing * cautiously constrained banking * tense eyes * punitive rules restrict permissible speech * speakers' fatigue * chronic financial depression * undernourished eye-teeth * legacy pressure against speaking truth * insufficient hoard * desiccated preserved food * limited sight * ossified family lineage * rule-bound heritage * resistance to language innovation * appreciates ignorance * maintains treasuries of proven knowledge * elders preserve know-nothing rules
  • Shani-yuti-Surya * social resistance to individual creativity * pragmatic politics * class-conscious father * limited unearned entitlements * delayed (but not denied) romance * conventionalized theatrical displays * restrained flamboyance * disciplined intelligence * cautious willpower * socially-approved expressions of divine brilliance
  • Shani-yuti-Budha * resistance against signaling * materialistic siblings * responsible for maintaining lawful commerce * pragmatic coupling * limited interaction * disciplined messaging * structured announcements * speaks plainly * proletarian instructions * regulated business * constrained communication * conventionally regulated conversations

Shani-Kanya-2 speech

After many surgeries and in continuous pain, Reeve became a beloved symbol of a profoundly injured and nearly immobile man who summoned his courage to transform his personal suffering into a public (Shani) service (Kanya).

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 * bossy pretense * seeks privilege via regulator-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-6 * (beneficial placement) passion for conflict-and-remedies * in swabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via unfair environments * glamorous ministries of service * unusual servants * exotic arguments * thrilling accusations * medications for miseries * fascinating injustices * outsider who cleverly insinuates into military-medical-ministry roles * craves disagreement * fascinating mistreatments * desires an important role in litigation * exciting injuries * opportunistic warfare * mesmerizing slaveries * marvelous assistance to the disadvantaged * seeks self-promotion via betrayal * may pose as a problem-solver * wears the mask of a laborer * appears as a helpful relative of the mother's people

Chandra-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-6 injuries accidents clinical medicine

after Reeve had already been tragically injured and rendered quadriplegic, he was undergoing a routine therapy session when in the already debilitated state his leg was broken requiring another round of hospitalizations.

Rahu-6 accidents injuries ailments conflict imbalance medication toxicity litigation

Rahu-6 eventually propelled Reeve into the most powerful public role of his life = spokesman and educator to the world regarding the effects of Quadriplegia tetraplegia (loss of nerve control of all four limbs) caused by traumatic spine injury.

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-12 * (beneficial) * eccentric research * limitless imagination * scattered intuitive insights * ambivalent toward foreigners * peculiar paternal grandmother * blurs fantasy boundaries * unstructured meditations * passive isolation * foggy clairsentience * releases invisibility * dissolves privacy * abandons the veil between perceptual worlds * ignores imprisonment * unless other graha in 12, may prefer to live free from father's mother + mother's father

bhava-12 including sanctuary studies, distant lands (long residence in UK for a USA-born) and most prominently multiple hospitalizations.


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