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celebrated dramatist of cinema + stage

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enduring, high-recognition theatrical career

admired for language + communicative skill

Meryl Streep

a.k.a. Mary Louise Streep

Earthbody-Entry Wōdnesdæg-22-Jun-1949


dramatist of stage and screen * 1949- * Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

born on Ekadashi Krishna Paksha

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Rohini * Brahmi

BPL commentary

For Rohini births in the feminine valence, the condition of reflective, sheltering, undulating, rhythmic, routinized, culturally rooted, boundary-defending, security-seeking, nourishing, parental, matrikaraka Chandra may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Soma-ruled paradigm of Suravi, mother-figures, protectors, guardians, elemental spirits, natural environments, waters, roots, eggs, gardeners, farmers, fisher-folk, caretakers, foundation-builders, police, schoolteachers, parents, providers of nourishment , and defenders of the root culture, may be especially influential.

Guidance for the Rohini-born is provided by instructors from the civilizations of Al-debaran. Their purpose is to sweetly protect , defend, and shelter all the creatures and environments which come under their care.

Praujapatya-born ladies are often found in the domestic arts, in caretaking and protective roles, or in specialties of home decor and property valuation. Their purpose is calming. Typically feminine births in Rohini indicate a comfortable, grounded focus into the realms of beauty, banking, luxury goods, and family lineage treasuries.

All four pada occur within Vrishabha rashi. Surabhi-born thus express a tension between the materialistic, partnership-driven duality of Zukra versus the emotionally based, need-driven behaviors of Chandra. One seeks to be cared for in a sensual fashion.

Known for their intuitive negotiation and equity-seeking skills, Rohini ladies are found in the worlds of finance, food, fashion, investment, evaluation, collections, and treasuries, with special emphasis on real-estate and jewelry.

Themes of luxury accommodation, sensual nourishment, family affluence, and personal beauty may contextualize Rohini's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Rohini

QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 92

"...a round face, fair complexion, and a very nice figure.

  • Certain parts of Rohini Rising will correspond with a very beautiful face and body.

  • Some of the most beautiful women are born [in Rohini].

Besides her beauty of face and figure she will have a keen intellect;

  • she will be an interesting conversationalist,

  • good at discussion and repartee,

  • yet withal an attentive and interested listener .

She will be devoted to her parents

  • and her domestic life should be very happy,

because her personal inclinations will be clean, honest, and upright ."


Meryl Streep in 1979 photographed by Jack Mitchel (MS age 30)

Biographical data matched to Vimshottari Dasha timeline

Zukra Mahadasha * age birth until age 11.1

22-Jun-1949 Earth-birth in Summit, New Jersey, USA * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

Surya Mahadasha * age 11.1 until age 17.1

Chandra Mahadasha * age 17.1 until age 27.1

Jun-1968 until May-1971 = Janma Sade-Sati Meza-12

1975 earned master's diploma in drama from Yale University * Chandra-Zukra bhukti * Zukra lagnesha

Mangala Mahadasha * age 27.1 until age 34.1

Mar-1978 tragic lung-cancer death of dramatist fiancé * Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru randhresha = sudden identity change * R-K samchara Kanya-Meena contact radical R-K

30-Sep-1978 exchange the vows of marriage with sculptor Gumm (MS age 29) Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru rules Dhanuzya 7th navamsha * R-K samchara Kanya-Meena contact R-K axis

13-Nov-1979 celebrated the birth of child-1 (MS age 30) * Mangala-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 9-children

1979 wins Oscar Award for her performance in the film Kramer vs. Kramer * Mangala-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 9-celebrity

Rahu Mahadasha * age 34.1 until age 52.1

Guru Mahadasha * age 52.1 until age 68.1

Apr-1998 until Jun-2000 - Janma Sade-Sati Meza-12

29-Sep-2001 grieved the decease of mother (MS age 52) * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 12th-from-Chandra + Sade-Sati

22-July-2003 grieved decease of father (MS age 54) * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 7th-from-Surya

Shani Mahadasha * age 68.1 until age 87.1

Jun-2027 until Aug-2029 = Janma Sade-Sati Meza-12

Salient features of the nativity


Meryl Streep in 2015 (MS age 66)

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotisakaraka

  • Surya-Mithunaya * Mithra * neighbor, companion
  • Surya in bhava-2 * center of values-fulfillment lineage * intelligence for languages * bright knowledge of history * focus on treasuries * banking entitlements * bright face-speech-song * eye on capitalization * dad holds the center of family * sparkling center of the treasury-drama * father may be a banker-collector-conservationist
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * artistic father-figure * uniquely intelligent feminine-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive


Dad = a pharmaceutical salesman.

Surya-Mithunaya indicates father's involvement with marketing, advertising, sales, writing or handcraft.

Surya-yuti-Zukra suggests dad'ss management, financial ability, and commercial involvement with drugs (Zukra).

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Chandra = home, parenting, vehicles, gardening

  • Chandra-Meza * comforted by rhythmic forward pursuit
  • Chandra-Bharani * comforted by carrying valuable burdens * shelters assets * safeguards the treasuries * ensures contractual trust * protects natural resources * holds precious goods
  • Chandra in classroom-12 * comfort in dreams * familiar with ancestor guidance * routine withdrawal from public life * accustomed to private prayer * settled into the rhythm of secluded enclosures * acculturated to Other Worlds * needs to feel the repeating pulse of imaginative inspiration * soothed by intuitive understanding * anchored into sanctuary environments * undulating sleep

Chandra rules arudha lagna = rules 3-communications signaling

Zukra-ruled Chandra-Bharani * Yama tends to produce singers, experts of face-and-eyes, treasurers, financiers and preservers of worth. Yamya-born are able to remember, store, and re-produce goods of historical value, including stories and songs.

They have earned a reputation for carrying heavy payloads and working to death.

Emotionally, Bharani-Chandra seeks its comfort by carrying a significant workload.

"I try to live as normal a life as possible. You don't get spoiled if you do your own ironing." ~~ M. Streep


Mom = a commercial artist

Beauty-and-wealth oriented Chandra-Bharani -12 rules 3-commerce

MARRIAGE emotional support expectations in partnership


  • bhava-6 = Zukra-ruled
  • yuvathipathi = Mangala-1, energizing identity with the marriage union
  • Enduring 40+ year marriage.
  • Guru-Makara-Draco * nichha = generally a character weakness of the husband

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Vrizabha * vigorous pursuit of lineage collections, * proactive in acquisition, hoards, herds, banking, treasuries * energized sounds + colors * dynamic arts of speech and song * push toward accumulations * champion of historic preservation
  • Mangala in bhava-1 * A fighter * a winner * a champion.* drive toward embodied performance vitality * pursuit of competition * direct physical action * thrusting vigor * dominating personality * potentially a bully. Can dig * drill * dive * excavate * plumb * explode * explore (both physically and psychologically) dynamic innovator * lively push toward fast driving+ speedy transport * energized muscular conquests * athletic body.
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * communicative competitions * energized signaling * dynamic reporting * clipped speech patterns * abrupt announcements * champion of vigorous messaging * pushes toward direct commands * potential for aggressive gestures * incisive speech * forceful writing

Mangala in bhava-1

+ . Kuja-yuti-Budha adds mental agility to the identity-changes .

Mangala occupies Karakamsha bhava-9 Vrishabha = face-voice-speech + politics, drama, fortune

Budha-yuti-Mangala occupies the facial, linguistic, historical, pronouncing, verbal 2nd-from-Chandra

mutual drishti Mangala-Shani creates a pushme-pullyou tension

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka lagnesha

super-powered transformative Budha

Budha-yuti-Mangala * Budha-8 parivartamsha Zukra-9

  • Budha-Vrishabha * financial communications *  articulation of tonal * talks about stored goods * discusses collected assets *  delivers descriptive evaluations *  sends historic messages about worth and value * signals harmonious sound frequencies *  hands-arms-shoulders send gathering gestures, signaling harmonious sound frequencies
  • Budha in bhava-1 * digbala * narrative of body * bifurcated self-image * discusses physical appearance * describer of embodiment * explainer of tangible self * delivers instructions for self-characterization * articulation of communicative movement * animated gestures * talks about personality * details the two-sided identity.
  • Budha-yuti-Mangala * explainer of competitive energies, articulation of forward action, message of innovation and forward movement, outspoken, fraternal conversations, aggressive communications, talkative brother-figures, outspoken
  • Zukra-2 parivartamsha Budha-1

Budha-yuti-Mangala occupies the facial, linguistic, historical, pronouncing, verbal 2nd-from-Chandra

known for her extraordinary ability to produce linguistic accents and mold her face to roles. Budha-1 enjoys parivartamsha with Zukra-2 producing a powerhouse of high-visibility communicative skills.

Budha listening + Mrigasirasa swamsha

Budha in bhava-1 = scripts. instructions, narrative, cinema, communications transactions, commerce, detailed explanations

parivartamsha Zukra-2 =

language, speech, sound-values, song

MS's dramatic performances are famed for their linguistic accomplishment. Her mimicking ability is much admired. She reports that her skill arises from her attention to listen = Zukra-10 ears = carefully and then acquire pronunciation and vocabulary of personalities, accents, intonations, prosodies, and the phonological features of foreign languages. Perhaps the best-known and lauded example of this specific talent is her Polish and German language performance in Sophie's Choice.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Makara-Draco * nichha * understands social structure * develops many rules * class-conscious convictions * conventional doctrine * believes in common sense * pragmatic guidance * philosophical realism * diverse social responsibilities * principled materialistic worldview * faith in hierarchical order * preaches about wise governance * widens the scope of institutional authority
  • Guru in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * swabhava * tolerance for diverse doctrines * multiple beliefs * much much sermonizing * broad humanistic understanding * sanctimonious father * multiple father-guru-professor figures * extensive worldview * patron of philosophical perspectives * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be an ideologue or spiritual guide

Substantial DHANAYOGA

Guru-9 rules 11 ++ Rahu-11

Guru in bhava-9 occupies the career defining 10th-from-Chandra

  • 8-identity transformation
  • 11-revenues, income, earnings, awards, material achievements

Husband( dhavakaraka * Guru-Makara-Draco * nichha

Guru-Makara-Draco * nichha rules Rahu-7

MS = an ascending young dramatist, engaged to marry her great love, a dramatist fourteen years her elder.

  • The affianced was stricken by lung cancer.
  • During the intensely relationship-focused era of Mangala-Guru bhukti, he died in her care.
  • Guru-nichha = failed material expectations.

Half a year after her fiancé's tragic decease, still during the same Mangala-Guru bhukti in 1978, to the surprise of her friends and family, MS met and quickly married a previously unknown man.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka Atmakaraka

  • Zukra-Mithunaya * appreciation of detail * beautiful accessories * attracted to writers * likes businesspeople * balanced gestures * diplomatic communications * aesthetic of handiwork * pleasures of specific explanations * enjoys correspondence * satisfied by conversation * articulated messaging arrangements
  • Zukra-2 * swabhava * seeks pleasure via gathered treasuries * enjoys banked assets * bargains toward collected equity * feminine-figures predominate the family * gracious storyteller * pretty preservations * balanced linguistic expression * beautiful voice * pleasing designs to adorn the face * aesthetics of mouth + jaw + teeth + hair * graceful neck * prefers historical values * appreciation of speech-and-song
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama * appreciation for political display * theatrical negotiations * self-focused diplomacy * radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining * sweetly confident entitlements * enjoys games * negotiating father-figure * intelligent arrangements * focus on trades * self-directed romance * idealistic contracts * match-making according to father's choice or self-will
  • Zukra-2 parivartamsha Budha-1

Zukra = harmony, beauty, alliances, balance, grace, sense-pleasure, art, food

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Simbha (challenging placement) * heavy old legacy drama * obliged to conform to center-stage flamboyant divas * vital energy compression stress zone = heart-spine * must accept conservative restrictions upon creative self-expression * strictly imposed rules governing political affairs * must materialize restrictions upon genius, games, drama, children, romance * must endure proletarian entertainments * restricted intelligence * * must work with slow, elderly political game-players * must continue to conduct lawful entitlement ceremonies despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-4 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious childhood foundations. One must remain in place, have to root, defend, reinforce the existing shelter. Cautious, conventional mother-figures. Tense childhood, educational fatigue, chronic household scarcity; strict boundaries; heavy legacy pressure to reinforce customary cultural boundaries. Resistance to new homes and active construction. Resentment toward changes in predictable routine. Support for socially-approved dutiful roles as parent, schoolteacher, police, border defense, fisher, farmer, ritual worship, temple maintenance, guardian of local infrastructure.

Shani in Bhava-4 resides in the dramatic, creative 5th-from-Chandra = diligence in theatrical performance = Rigorous training in performing arts. Perfectionism in artistic performance.

A known perfectionist who can exhaust herself (Shani) physically and psychically with preparations for a theatrical role (Simha).

  • E.g., MS famously learned to play the violin, by practicing 6 hours a day for 8 weeks, for her role in Music of the Heart (1999).

Shani in Bhava-4 durokaraka drishti to 6 + 10 + 1

Mangala-1 mutual drishti Shani-4 = internal tension

Shani in Bhava-4 mutual-drishti with Mangala-1.

Imposes frustrations and brings patient discipline to the Vrishabha assets = voice + genetic line + financial treasuries

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

  • Rahu-Meena-Antya * shimmering illusion of immersion * craving for symbolic guidance * mirage of imaginative wisdom * mesmerizing aura of concealing fog * mask of dreamlike Other Worlds * fascinating prayers *extraordinary ancestor guides * fabulous clairsentience * intriguing sleep-states * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of deep trance, private intuition, interior guidance * seeks privilege via contemplative-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-11 * passion for prizes, achievements * in Roguish Rahu's swabhava co-ruled with Sober Shani ,* the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual social goals and economic attainments. Desires an important, linkage role in social participation and financial networks. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious friends. Craves profit and gain. Rahu-11 thrives in culturally-mixed commodity-exchange systems. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a friend, a voluntary linker, an economic achiever, a relative of the father's people. Rahu-11 trespasses the cultural boundaries of friendship and community. Boundary-breeching, risk-rewarding Rahu typically enjoys material success in marketplace profits, revenue, earnings due to His social-participation genius.

Rahu gains great strength during Rahu-Rahu swabhukti. At the time of her marriage her R-K samchara had entered Kanya-Meena. This sudden, unanticipated union with her sculptor mate has produced four children and endured for more than 40 years.

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

  • Ketu-Kanya * humbly dissociates from accusatory complaints * incomplete service * empty disagreements * odd arguments * not limited by stigmatized conditions * ignores restriction on helpfulness * eccentric service to the disadvantaged * releases a living green cloud of servitude into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-1 * * eccentric expression of the fleshly container * oddly unique identity * ambivalent toward kinetic movement * incoherent embodiment * other-defined chameleon * surrenders individual completeness * identity depends upon Important Others (Rahu-7) * liberation via abdication of birthrights

dissolves the personality encasement


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