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celebrated dramatist of cinema + stage

famed for artistically disciplined performances

enduring, high-recognition theatrical career

admired for language + communicative skill

Meryl Streep

a.k.a. Mary Louise Streep

Earth-birth Wōdnesdæg-22-Jun-1949


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

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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born on Ekadashi Krishna Paksha

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities


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 Shukra 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-Aldebaran

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)


Meryl Streep in 2015 (MS age 66)

Biographical data matched to Vimshottari Dasha timeline

Shukra-Mithunaya * Shukra-10 * Shukra-yuti-Surya * Shukra-2 parivartamsha Budha-1

22-Jun-1949 Earth-birth in Summit, New Jersey, USA * Shukra-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 Mesha-12

1975 earned master's diploma in drama from Yale University * Chandra-Shukra bhukti * Shukra 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 marriage vows with sculptor Gumm (MS age 29) Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru activates Dhanus 7th navamsha * R-K samchara Kanya-Meena contact R-K axis

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

1979 wins Oscar Award for her performance in the film Kramer vs. Kramer * Mangala-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 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 Mesha-12

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

22-Jul-2003 (MS age 54) grieved decease of father * Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru activates 7th-from-Surya

Shani Mahadasha * age 68.1 until age 87.1

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

Salient features of the nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotisakaraka

  • Surya-Mithunaya * Mithra * neighbor, companion * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the conversational gesturing 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-Shukra * confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * uniquely intelligent feminine-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * graciously creative * dramatic promises * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive * father may be artist-broker-arranger


Dad = a pharmaceutical salesman.

Surya-Mithunaya = marketing, advertising, sales, writing or handcraft.

Surya-yuti-Shukra suggests dad's management, financial ability, and commercial involvement with drugs [Shukra].


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

Chandra = home, parenting, vehicles, gardening

  • Chandra-Mesha * comforted by forward pursuit * settled into warrior rhythms * needs vitality
  • Chandra-Bharani * needs to carry valuable burdens * safeguards the treasuries * protects precious values
  • 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


Comforting Chandra activates Karkata arudha lagna = rules 3-communications signaling

Shukra-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 partnership emotional equity support expectations


  • bhava-6 = Shukra-ruled
  • yuvati-pati = Mangala-1, energizing identity with the marriage union
  • Enduring 40+ year marriage.
  • Guru-Makara-Draco [nīcha] = generally a character weakness of the husband

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

  • Mangala-Urisha * vigorous pursuit of heritage collections * proactive in acquisition * conserves the hoard * pushes the herd * competes for banked treasuries * sound engineering * actively preserves food * promotes color value * dynamic arts of speech-song * innovative conservation * pioneering libraries * champion of historic knowledge
  • Mangala in bhava-1 * forward fighter * muscular champion * competitive winner *drive toward performance vitality * embodied action * primal sexuality * pursuit of progress * direct movement * physical engineering * thrusting vigor * dominating personality * pushy * dynamic innovator * energized conquests * athletic body
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * proactive communications * energized signaling * dynamic reporting * clipped speech patterns * abrupt announcements * champion of vigorous messaging * pushes toward direct commands * forward thrusting 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 * jamayah-karaka (sibling) * sandeza-karaka (message) * zisya-karaka (student)


super-powered transformative Budha

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

  • 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-1 [dik-bala] * 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 * competitive communications * scripted actions * impatient conversations * potential for sexualized messaging * penetrating explanations * direct instruction * signals forward action * pioneering movement * outspoken opinions * talkative brother-figures
  • Shukra-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 Shukra-2 producing a powerhouse of high-visibility communicative skills.

Budha listening + Mrigasirasa Svamsha

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

parivartamsha Shukra-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 = Shukra-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 * dhava-karaka (husband) * bahuta-karaka (variety)

  • Guru-Makara-Draco [nīcha] * understands social structure * numerous law-makers * class-conscious convictions * conventional doctrine * believes in common sense * pragmatic guidance * philosophical realism * diverse social responsibilities * materialistic worldview * faith in hierarchies * preaches about wise governance * widens the scope of bureaucracy
  • 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, husbandly-companion may be an ideologue or spiritual guide


Substantial DHANAYOGA = Guru-9 activates 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 [nīcha]

Guru-Makara-Draco [nīcha] 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 [nīcha] = 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.

Shukra * svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wifely companion)

Atmakaraka visual beauty, grace, balance, relationships, marriage, finance, contracts, equity, values, speech

lagnesha for Urisha indriya-lagna

  • Shukra-Mithunaya * appreciation of detail * beautiful accessories * attracted to writers * likes businesspeople * balanced gestures * diplomatic communications * prefers a communicative partner * aesthetic of handiwork * pleasures of specific explanations * enjoys correspondence * satisfied by conversation * articulated messaging arrangements
  • Shukra-2 [svabhava] * 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 * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a banker-collector-historian-preserver
  • Shukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama * appreciation for political display * pleasantly charming * self-focused diplomacy * radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining * sweet entitlements * negotiating father-figure * self-directed arrangements * focus on trade exchange * solipsistic romance * idealistic contracts * enjoys the game of deal-making * prefers self-confident partners
  • Shukra-2 parivartamsha Budha-1


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

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

  • Shani-Simbha (challenging placement) * heavy old legacy drama * must accept center-stage pressures * structural compression upon heart-spine * conventional limits upon creative self-expression * tightly governed speculation * disciplined genius * orderly games * regulated drama * resistance to romance * proletarian entertainments * restricted intelligence * slow, elderly politicians * restrained entitlement * obligatory ceremonies * scarcity of amusements * maintainer of old sovereignties
  • Shani in Bhava-4 * steady time-structured life foundations * must sustain the cultural roots * required to defend boundaries * grim determination to provide security * dry stony gardens * regimented schoolteachers * judgmental mother * proletarian childhood * normalized parenting * orderly education * caretaker's fatigue * chronic household scarcity * strict folk customs * resists domestic innovation * reinforces predictable routines * elders maintain the ancient ritual austerities


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 (ambition) * picchala-karaka (slippery)

  • [Revati] Rahu-Meena * shimmering illusion of immersion * craving for symbolic guidance * extravagant imagination * mirage of dreamlike wisdom * mesmerizing aura of concealing fog * mask of Other-Worldly wisdom * fascinating prayers * extraordinary ancestor guides * fabulous clairsentience * intriguing sleep-states * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of deep trance * exceptional private intuition * unorthodox interior guidance * seeks privilege via contemplative-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-11 * passion for rewards * in Roguish Rahu's svabhava co-ruled by materialistic Shani * the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous social attainments * outsider who cleverly insinuates into social-networking roles * risky marketplace gains * instrumental revenues * astounding awards * extraordinary economies * desires system linkage * * contrived assemblies * opportunistic community activism * ambitious friends * craves profitability * culturally-mixed gridworks * expedient fellowship * appears as a voluntary associate * fascinating achiever * looks like a relative of the father's people * thrillingly high earnings * boundary-breeching connections * trespasses the normal cultural limits on distribution networks

Rahu gains great strength during Rahu-Rahu svabhukti. 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 (headless) * chidra-karaka (gaping) * 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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