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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 // dramatist

cinema director




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 Beautiful Bhrigu may considerably affect the outcome.

Due to the definitive influence of kalatra-karaka Shukra, gentlemen born into the realms of Bharani-Yamya, Pūrvaphalgunī-Yonī, or Pūrvāṣāḍhā may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of the feminine companion.

For those born into the Shukra-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 theatrical values of creative life.

Diplomatic charm

Shukra-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 Shukra and dhana=pati 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 Shukra-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 Shukra 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-Shukra bhukti

1956 [CR age 4] parents' divorce * Budha-Mangala bhukti * Mangala activates 6th-from-Chandra

Ketu Mahadasha

Shukra Mahadasha

1974 [CR age 22] earned B.A. diploma from Cornell University College [via one year credit from Julliard] Shukra-Shukra svabhukti

1978 [CR age 26] begins 15-year period of starring in the Superman cinematic film series, and many other roles, including many spoken-only * Shukra-Rahu bhukti

20-Dec-1979 [CR age 27] first child born * Shukra-Rahu bhukti

Dec-1983 [CR age 31] second child born * Shukra-Guru bhukti

Dec-1984 until Dec-1987 Janma Sade-Sati Vṛścika [4]

1988 [CR age 36] split with life-partner-1 Shukra-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 2-2nd marriage ++ Rahu-Return

Surya Mahadasha * age 39 until age 45

Apr-1992 [CR age 40] exchange of vows in marriage-2 * Surya-Mangala bhukti * Mangala activates Vṛścika Svamsha * R-K gochara via Dhanus-Mithunaya = 2-8 axis 2nd marriage

Jun-1992 third child born [CR age 40] 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 [CR age 48] 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] dematerialized following nine years of painful paralysis * Chandra-Budha bhukti * maraka Budha activates 2

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

Distinctive features of the nativity


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

[energetic lagnesha for Simha indriya-lagna]

[drama of heritage family complaints]

[confidently analyzes service values]

[politics of food aid]

[brightly represents medical truths]

[speaks about helping traditions]





  • [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 capital resources [including human capital] * 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 activates 5- gambling


  • Brilliant Apollo rules the Simha indriya-lagna [Purvaphalguni] 10th-from-Chandra suggesting a career in politics, gambling, or entertainment

Surya activates 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-[uchcha] Budha


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[nīcha] [svabhava] [dik-bala]

[contemplative vyaya-pati for Simha indriya-lagna]

[comforted by stable habitual secrecy]

[culturally sensitive to familiar rhythms of discovery]

[needs to sense the ancient pulse of transformational flow]

[protector of the ancestral rejuvenating pathways]

[emotionally aligned to hidden routines]

[environmentalist feelings attuned to eruptive watery deva]

[anchoring mother may be a penetrating schoolteacher-householder-local trauma-healer]



[Jyeṣtha-2] = [navamsha Chandra-Makara-Draco] intuitively sensitive class-conscious ordering

  • [Chandra in Jyeṣtha-Antares] calmed by competitive signals * protector of prophetic messages * familiar face of direct announcements
  • [Chandra-Vṛścika] comforted by mystery * sensitive to trauma-healing * needs healing discovery
  • [Chandra in classroom-4] 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 * mother may be a farmer, fisher, builder, schoolteacher, border-defender
  • [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 emotional equity 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 [nīcha] 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.


[10th-from-Chandra = political theatrical Simha indriya-lagna]

Chandra Mahadasha * age 45 until decease age 52

Comforting Chandra activates 12-hospitals containing [Ketu in classroom-12]

After his tragic spine 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


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


[Ruchaka Yoga]

[Yogakaraka homebound bandesha for Simha indriya-lagna]

[Yogakaraka believing dharmesha for Simha indriya-lagna]

[Kuja Dosha for alliance-1]




  • [Mangala-Vṛścika] 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] 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


[Yogakaraka] Mangala activates

  • 4-foundations, cultural rhythms, ethnic basis
  • 9-doctrine, philosophy, beliefs

Mangala-and-Chandra occupy Jyeṣtha while Kuja influenced by emotionally impulsive [nīcha] 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


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





[Dhanayoga = Budha-2 rules 11]

  • [Budha-Kanya] ministering service communications * articulation of digestive process * talks about aid to the suffering * formulates descriptive complaints * precise 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, [uchcha-Budha]-yuti-Surya.

Significant dhanayoga

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

vriddhi-pati-11 [Budha in bhava-2] [uchcha]

Budha-yuti Shani activates 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.


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

[creative-gaming vidya-pati for Simha indriya-lagna]

[mysterious-initiatory randhresha for Simha indriya-lagna]


[karako bhavo nashto for father, patrons, indoctrinators]

[many beliefs about innovation]

[multiple pioneering inspirational doctrines] [several energetic, optimistic father-figures]


[Atmakaraka worldview, understanding, generosity, preaching, broadcast, principled convictions]


  • [Guru-Mesha] 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] * 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, husbandly-companion 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


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


[Dhaniṣṭha-4 mūlatrikoṇa]

  • [Shukra-Vanika] 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
  • [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



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




  • [Shani-Kanya] overburdened 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 * maintainer of old arguments
  • [Shani in bhava-2] steady time-structured values-fulfillment * scarcity of precious resources * must preserve historic traditions * must gather * must catalog * obstructionist family-of-origin * must remember * cautious use of words * boney face * tense eyes * class-conscious speech * speakers' fatigue * chronic financial insufficiency * undernourished eye-teeth * must use old libraries * cold dried food hoard * limited sight * ossified heritage * language regulator * appreciates ignorance * maintains treasuries of proven knowledge * elders impose 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].


rajyalobha-karaka [ambition] picchala-karaka [slippery]

  • [Dhaniṣṭha] [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 svabhava 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.


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-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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