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Proletarian singer-songwriter

Musical Stage Performer

Prison Reform Advocate

Johnny Cash

a.k.a. Man in Black

Earth-birth 26-Feb-1932

dematerialization 12-Sep-2003 [age 71]


cut-overlaid photo of JC with June Carter Cash


Rockabilly singer


touring entertainer


Johnny Cash

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tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Arudra-Betelgeuze * Trinetra

BPL commentary

For Arudra-Betelgeuze births of masculine 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 Rahu-ruled paradigm of 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-Betelgeuze fellows are often found in muscular, passionate, body-intensive roles. Mesmerizing dancers, they use the communicative signaling of hands, shoulders, legs, hips, and pelvic thrust to great advantage. Stage performers of high excellence, Arudra-Betelgeuze gentlemen are often admired for their pulsing sensuality and animal magnetism.

Thiruvaathira chaps may be gifted in all varieties of manual labor, handcraft, commerce, painting, descriptive writing, evocative song-writing, and the arts of beckoning, seductive gesture [Budha].

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

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra, p 81.

"Corresponds with a healthy, robust body and nature.

  • the attitude and outlook of this individual is entirely physical.

  • Mental effort is foreign to him.

He depends entirely on his muscles and his body to meet the demands of existence.

Such being the case, laborers, professional athletes

  • and other persons whose occupations are wholly physical

  • may be found to have Arudra rising.

Since such people are invariably exploited

  • by those whose mental abilities are greater than theirs,

  • it is extremely unlikely that they will be wealthy or even well-to-do.

In fact, poverty is predominant among them."



year 1958: Johnny Cash [born 1932]

standing with Heartbreak Hotel 1935-1977 Graceland Elvis Presley [born 1935]


Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Rahu Mahadasha * age birth until age 1.7

26-Feb-1932 Earth-birth in Kingsland, Arkansas, USA * Rahu-Chandra bhukti

Guru Mahadasha * age 1.7 until age 17.7

20-May-1944 grieved the tragic death of 15-yo elder brother in mill-saw accident * Guru-Shukra bhukti  

Shani mahadasha * age 17.7 until age 36.7

1951 [JRC age 19] [VC age 17] meets wife-to-be Vivian Liberto Cash while roller-skating in San Antonio, TX * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani rules 5th-from-Chandra romance  ++ dvadasa Sade-Sati

1951 [JRC age 19] military service USA Air Force = Morse Code interceptor * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani rules 4th-from-Chandra national defense  ++ dvadasa Sade-Sati

Nov-1952 until Nov-1955 Janma Sade-Sati via Tula [5]

07-Aug-1954 [JC age 22] [VLC age 20] consecration of marriage-1-of-2 with Vivian Liberto * Shani-Budha  svabhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Dhanus-Mithunaya contact Mithuna lagna  ++ janma Sade-Sati

1955  [JC age 23] first musical recording success * Shani-Budha  svabhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Dhanus-Mithunaya contact Mithuna lagna  ++ janma Sade-Sati ++ Budha lagnesha

24-May-1955 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha riles 9th-from-Chandra-Tula ++ janma Sade-Sati

1956 [JC age 24] JC falls in love with the singer June Carter while they are performing at a Grand Olde Opry show * Shani-Shukra bhukti [Rahu-yuti-Shukra]  ++ dvithya  Sade-Sati

1966 [JC age 24] following 13 years of marriage, aggrieved wife VC files for divorce citing JC severe drug addiction and chronic infidelity * Shani-Rahu bhukti

Budha Mahadasha * age 36.7 until age 53.7

01-Mar-1969 [JC age 36] consecration of marriage-2-of-2 with fellow musician June Carter Cash * Budha-Budha bhukti * Budha rules Kanya 7th navamsha  * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Meena-Kanya contact radical R-K ++ Rahu-Return

Oct-1982 until Dec-1984 Janma Sade-Sati via Tula [5] 

Ketu Mahadasha * age 53.7 until age 60.7

23-Dec-1985 [JC age 53] grieved the decease of father Ray Cash * Ketu-Ketu svabhukti ++ dvithya Sade-Sati

11-Mar-1991 [JC age 56] grieved the decease of mother Carrie Cloveree * Ketu-Shani bhukti  

Shukra Mahadasha * age 60.7 until decease age 72

15-May-2003 [JC age 71] grieved the decease of wife June Carter Cash * Shukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 2nd-from-2nd-from-Chandra

12-Sep-2003 [JC age 71] physical dematerialization via diabetes * Shukra-Guru bhukti * maraka Guru rules 7


24-May-2005 dematerialization of wife-1, mother of JC's four daughters,  Vivian Liberto via lung cancer [grief]


Distinctive Features of the Nativity


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

[busy-commercial vikrama-pati or Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[karako bhavo nashto for father, patrons, indoctrinators]

[bright center of ideological gridworks]

[intelligence for belief-based economic linkage]

[friendly philosophy creates celebrated entitlement]

[political focus on proletarian credenda]

[confident genius of earnings-oriented social networking]


[Shatataraka-3] [navamsha Surya-Kumbha] [Vargottamsha] intuitively confident proletarian center-stage assemblies



  • [Surya-Kumbha] Arka * the radiator * radio * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the linking networked connecting rashi of Shani
  • [Surya in bhava-9]   icon of inspirational teachings * intelligent patronage * geo-politics * bright preaching * focus on beliefs * philosophical entitlements * self-righteous dad * sanctimonious pontificator * eye on humanistic worldview * confident ideologue * sparkling center of global doctrine * father may be a politician-philosopher-preacher-professor
  • [Surya-yuti-Kuja] confidently progressive * bright warrior * moves in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent brother-figures * self-reflexive political pursuits * champion of brilliant ideals * competitive father-figure * entitled to conquer * focused on winning * radiantly pioneering
  • [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


Sparkling Surya in bhava-12 occupies 5th-from-Chandra entertainment, celebrity, drama

Proletarian Hero


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[preserving-collecting dhanesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[comfortable with creative arrangements]

[familiar with financial speculation advice]

[display of relationship feelings needs applause]

[soothed by central attention for sensitive artistic performances]


[Svatika-4]  [navamsha Chandra-Meena] intuitively sensitive imagination-vision [Pushkara pada]

  • [Chandra-Tula] comforted by ritual negotiation of agreements * sensitive to balance * needs to trade
  • [Chandra in Svatika-Arcturus ] soothed by risky agreements * guardians of culturally-mixed harmony * seeks shelter in opportunistic alliances
  • [Chandra in classroom-5] comfortable with politics * familiar with speculation * intelligent confident mother * soothed by playing games * charmed by children * needs applause * sensitive to center-stage roles * nourished by self-expression * feels entitled * attuned to heart-centered emotion * settled into the rhythm of artistic creativity * routinely seeks amusement * calmed by admiration * undulating celebrity * mother may be an actress, scholar, creator, gambler, romantic


highly favorable for singing career due to Chandra rules bhava-2 Karkata-10th-from-Chandra

[Chandra in classroom-5]  rules

  • 2 = genetic lineage, tradition, family assets, banking containing [Guru-Karkata]
  • Chandra rules voice-face-mouth-hair-eyes = Karkata-[10th-from-Chandra]


MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations

[7th-from-Chandra-5] marriage-1-of-2 with Vivian Liberto

  • Mesha physicality, innovation, direct action
  • bhava-11 friendship, social network, earnings, community
  • Mangala-9 indicates the defining importance of wife's Roman Catholic faith
  • First marriage sustained for 13 years, during which time JC's earnings skyrocketed and his social connections in the entertainment industry greatly expanded

8th-from- [7th-from-Chandra-5] marriage-2-of-2

  • Vṛścika secrecy, discovery, transformation, sudden identity changes
  • bhava-6 broken promises, drug misuse, self-medication, ministries of service

While laboring [6] in an increasingly successful musical ensemble, JC entered an exceptionally  passionate [Rahu-yuti-Shukra] secret relationship with his fellow singer-writer-comedienne June Carter Cash

  • In addition to being a celebrity performing musician, JCC was involved in a series of drug-and-divorce conflicts
  • [Rahu-yuti-Shukra] [10] made their relationship a national icon, featured in cinema and song
  • Shukra for JC represents wife-2 [Rahu = wife-1]


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

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

 [friendly-gainful labha-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[karako bhavo nashto for patron, father, indoctrinator]


[Shata-taraka-1] [navamsha Kuja-Dhanus] intuitively competitive forward-moving promotion of inspirational beliefs

Kuja [ashtangata harana]



  • [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 innovation * believes in conquest * aggressive or sexualized paternal energies * dominating military father-figures * growth-challenging paternal behavior
  • [ Kuja-yuti-Surya] kinetic creativity * high-energy confidence * dynamic genius * dominating force joins willful charm * competitive politics * brilliant winner * physically active father-figure * vigorous theatrical display
  • [Kuja-yuti-Budha] vigorous debate * energized explanations * boisterous broadcasting * dynamic reporting * outgoing force joins messaging signal * forward thrusting gestures * competitive speech * forceful writing


[Mangala in bhava-9

  • occupies [5th-from-Chandra] entertainment, celebrity, drama
  • rules 6-conflict, pollution, imbalances, medication
  • rules 11-earnings, friendships, distribution systems, community


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

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Mithunaya indriya-lagna]

[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Mithunaya indriya-lagna]


[Shatataraka-3] [navamsha Budha-Kumbha] [vargottamsha] intuitively describing explaining detailing to proletarian audience

[ashtangata harana] 100%



  • [Budha-Kumbha ] connecting communications * systematic pronouncements * articulation of social-scientific networks * descriptive inter-webbed definitions * diagrams the marketplace linkages * futuristic conversations * messages about communities * discusses economic transactions * explains social participation linkage * large-scale logic * skilled weaving * deft knitting * hands-arms-shoulders make connective gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-9] narrative of father-figure * witty guru * celebrated communicator * repeats the catechism * ideological reasoning * reiterates the doctrine * skillful grandchildren * discusses patronage * detailed articulation of worldview * explains the paradigm of belief * talks about sacred texts * examines the dharma * interprets theoretical claims * delivers quick sermons * logical investigations into philosophical truths * chatty priests * religious dialogues
  • [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-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


[Budha in bhava-9]

  • occupies 5th-from-Chandra entertainment, celebrity, drama
  • rules 1-identity, personality, appearance, physique
  • rules 4-folkways, customary rhythms, familiar rituals, ethno-nationalist sentiment, defense of a Way-of-Life

Prolific song writer, mainly on topics of fighting, grieving, and self-pity

Lagnesha talker Budha-9 joins fighter Mangala-9 + writer Surya-9

  • combined rulers of 1 + 3 +  4 + 6 + 11
  • JC wrote more than 1000 songs

lagnesha Budha-9 identified with doctrine

  • After a non-conforming lifestyle that included adultery, alcoholism, and felonious crimes, JC became a proponent of fundamentalist Christian doctrine, a devoted Bible-reader, and participant in vigorous religious discussions.


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


[Malavya Yoga]

[witty-creative vidya-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[contemplative-envisioning vyaya-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[iconic roles in imaginative arts]

[displays musical genius]

[poetic vision balances the social order]

[public face of private romance]

[insightful playful contemplative leadership]
[women may have visionary seniority]


[Atmakaraka music, women, relationships, imagination, drugs]

[Revati-3] [navamsha Shukra-Kumbha] intuitively harmonizing mass-assembly connections


  • [Shukra-Meena] [uchcha] * appreciation of music * likes fantasy * often looks beautiful * envisions harmony * prefers an imaginative partner * attracted to dreamy artists * intuitively balanced designs * sensual feet * bargains for sanctuary * enjoys symbolic clairsentience * contemplative aesthetic
  • [Shukra-10] seeks pleasure via regulated order * enjoys regulatory authority * socially prominent contractual agreements * reputation for for gracious balancing * respects feminine-figures * harmonious style of governance * likes pleasing designs to adorn the upper legs * nice knees * lovely calves * rule-maker imposing equity * appreciation of hierarchical rank * legislates justice * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may hold an elite social position
  • [Shukra-yuti-Rahu] sweetened adventure * gracious ambition * appreciation for opportunities * thrilling negotiations * passionate sensuality * over-reaching agreements * exceptional beauty * enjoys cultural mixing * barrier-bending relationships * unorthodox arrangements * diplomatic equity balances exhilarating chance * risk-rewarding contracts * Typically, an unconventionally attractive, pleasantly mesmerizing appearance * prefers exciting partners


[uchcha-Shukra-yuti-Rahu] produces behavioral addictions or substance addictions

Sweets-seeking Shukra occupies the emotionally conflicted and self-medicating [6th-from-Chandra]  

Rahu-Meena-10 casts amplifying drishti into 6

both JC and wife-2 [Shukra] endured a lifelong struggle with  intoxicants


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

[Uttarabhadra-1] [navamsha Rahu-Simha]


  • [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-10] passion for prestige positions * in svabhava of Sober Shani, the Shadowy Specter seeks glamorous leadership roles * thrilled by iconic status * craves symbolic importance * hungers for outstanding recognition * outsider who cleverly insinuates into respected hierarchies * authoritatively challenges official rules * mesmerizing ascent to high social status * may pose as a boss * shimmering smoky illusion of legitimate command * trespasses cultural limits of rigid old order * boundary-breaching public reputation * ambition for elite rank * desire for eminence * opportunistic climb to top of the corporate pyramid * prominent cultural-mixing figurehead * ambition of the father's family
  • [Rahu-yuti-Shukra] amplified attractions * magnified beauty * exotic taste * tricky partners * opportunistic feminine-figures * fascinating [but perhaps illusory] appearance of luxurious pleasure * strange-and-wonderful designs * thrilling relationships * barrier-bending brokerage * unusual contracts * hypnotic arrangements * gracious balance of cross-cultural mixing * entrancing music



kavandha-karaka [headless] chidra-karaka [gaping] vasana-karaka [vacuum]


[Uttaraphalguni-3] [navamsha Ketu-Kumbha] intuitively populist community themes of wanderhing dissolving surrender

  • [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-4] ambivalent toward the cultural foundations * absentee mother-figure * disregards local customs * dissolved property boundaries * wanders from the ancestral home * often away * ignores conventional schooling * irrelevance of habitual folkways * surrenders nationality * dismisses bondage to parents * abandons the established routines * may prefer to live free from fixed roots


[Ketu in classroom-4] occupies the dreamlike [12th-from-Chandra]