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Drama and Song



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Aretha Franklin * Feb-1968 (age 25)

singer + songwriter + musician


USA Civil Rights activist

cultural icon

Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin

Earth-birth Wednesday-25-Mar-1942

dematerialization 16-Aug-2018 (age 76)


master singer of American music soul + blues + rock-n-roll + Italian opera * 1942-2018 * Aretha Louise Franklin

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities


Asresas * Naga * Uraga * Azreshasha * Hydra * Aayilyam * Bhujamaghabha

BPL commentary

For Azlesa births of a feminine valence, the condition of conversational, discursive, explanatory, instructional, argumentative, commercializing, evangelical Kumara may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Budha-ruled paradigm of Uraga, siblings, cousins, schoolmates, bandmates, team-mates, entourage, ensemble, neighbors, managers, cohort, coterie, collaborative group, publishers, messengers, merchants, commercial agents, reporters, writers, scripts, plans, schedules, instructions, radio-television-internet, news-media, conferences, committees, discussions, travel itineraries, and texts may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Hydra. Their purpose is to hold securely, twist, and control.

Call to Roots

Budha-ruled Asresas are typically storytellers. They are protective, parentally concerned, emotionally responsive communicators. Intensely patriotic and often xenophobic, Naga-born harken to the old ways, the familiar rhythms, the folk stories which bind an ethno-cultural people to their roots. Azresa have a particular genius for evoking ancestral guilt, ethnic narratives, and ancient resentments.

Emotionally engaged and gesturing (Budha) in their messaging style, Hydra-born are often accomplished writers in literary genre ranging from political speech-scripters to parenting advice to folktale raconteurs. They specialize in tropes of root-culture, customs and habits, protection of the genetic stock, stabilization of the place of settlement, and defense of a way of life.

Bhujamaghabha speak the stories of a people in their land. It is the tale of a beginning in the watery mists, travel by ship, the struggle to farm and build, the cry for protection of a parental god, and finally the rooted possession of their place. They are natural environmentalists who prefer conversations about motherhood, family meals, ritual worship and holidays, food and farms, schools, roads and housing, with an emphasis on ensuring continuity of culture. As parents, Azlesa bind their children closely.

In leadership roles, the Naga-born may communicate in a swaying, hypnotic jargon, talking in the familiar folk style, appealing to the base layers of the society, recalling an ancient past. Their audience is rapt with feeling. Their rhetoric is soothing, repetitive, simple, and homey, like a parental lullaby, soothing the baby's cries.

Once lulled, Naga's quarry may be bound and captured, lashed to the safe place. It is a bondage ritual, repeated to ensure that the past customs can repeat in an unbroken, rhythmic flow.

Asresas-born may be found in socially powerful messaging roles. They come to prominence when a tribe is weakened at the root and feeling vulnerable. An ancient racial narrative is invoked. This storyline may beseech a people to strap themselves to the land and waters which give sustenance. Its clarion call rallies the fyrd, the farmers' army, the simple folk's defense of their habits, their sustenance. To this place they are bound by hunger, by vulnerability, by a need for protection.

Themes of tight bindings, holding to roots, emotional restraint, and defense of ancient folkways may contextualize Naga's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Azlesa-Naga.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 94

"... this person is careless and unclean about herself and the manner in which she dresses.

  • She is not good-looking but indeed rather homely.

  • She is distinguished by some disfigurement on face or body

  • and is rather miserable and unhappy.

She has a secretive and rather bitter nature

  • and is somewhat harsh and unkind in her dealings with others,

  • where opportunity presents itself.

If she cultivated kindness and tact,

  • her shortcomings might be forgotten by those with whom she comes in contact.

But her attitude and appearance are not conducive to popularity."


1964 * Aretha Franklin * The Queen of Soul (AF age 22)

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha Calendar

Guru Mahadasha * age birth until age 14.8

25-Mar-1942 Earth-birth in Memphis, Tennessee, USA * Guru-Guru svabhukti

Aug-1943 until Sep-1945 = Janma Sade-Sati Mithunaya-12

07-Mar-1952 (AF age 10) grieved the decease of mother * Guru-Surya bhukti

28-Jan-1955 (AF age 12) celebrated the birth of first child * Guru-Rahu chidradasha

Shani Mahadasha * age 14.8 until age 33.8

1957 drops out of high school following grade-13 * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani rules 8-changed identity

1960 (AF age 18) having sung in her father's church since childhood, AF begins secular musical recording and performance career * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 3-touring, ensemble

Feb-1961 until Jan-1964 = Shani Ashtamsha Makara-7

1961 (AF age 19) exchanged the vows of marriage-1 * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rules Kanya 7th navamsha * R-K contact navamsha Chandra-Mesha ++ Shani Ashtamsha

1966 changed recording companies (to Atlantic Records) beginning a period of robust commercial success * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 11 containing Shani-Guru-Mangala

1973-1975 ( AF age 31-33) once-vibrant recording-and-performing career begins to decline due to interpersonal conflicts * Shani-Guru chidradasha * Guru rogesha ++ Sade-Sati

Budha Mahadasha * age 33.8 until age 50.8

11-Apr-1978 exchanged the vows of marriage-2 * Budha-Budha svabhukti * Budha rules Kanya 7th navamsha * R-K contact navamsha Chandra-Mesha

27-Jul-1984 grieved decease of father * Budha-Mangala bhukti * Kuja rules 2nd-from-Surya

Mar-1990 until Mar-1993 = Shani Ashtamsha Makara-7

Ketu Mahadasha age 50.8 until age 57.8

1998 worldwide acclaim for her remarkable Grammy Ceremony performance of the operatic aria Nessun Dorma while serving as a last-minute replacement for her sick friend Ave Maria 1935-2007 tenor Luciano Pavarotti * Ketu-Rahu bhukti * Rahu in bhava-2 voice * Rahu cultural mixing

Zukra Mahadasha * age 57.8 until age 77.8

2011 beginning of health decline via pancreatic cancer * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rogesha

16-Aug-2018 (AF age 76) dematerialization via pancreatic cancer * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha-yuti-Ketu gives effect of Ketu

Salient features of the Nativity

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

  • Surya-Meena * Bhaskara * the illuminator * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the expansively visionary rashi of Brihaspati
  • Surya in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * icon of sacred 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--Uttarabhadra (enduring fortune) occupies the career defining 10th-from-Chandra


Dad = Clarence LaVaughn Franklin a celebrity circuit-preacher in the tradition of African-American Christian worship

  • Dad's emotionally charged musical sermons brought him fame-and-fortine as the "man with the million dollar voice",
  • Dad was invited to deliver emotionally rousing sermons in Black churches throughout the Eastern USA.
  • His celebrity reputation was so compelling that he formed peer relationships with notable singers, performers, and ministers of the day.

Dad's most prominent friend was USA Civil Rights 1929-1968 Rev. Martin Luther King. Aretha Franklin toured with MLK's social justice operations, and she sang at MLK's funeral.

Surya-7 often indicates that the primary relationship in life is with the Father. Confirmed by bhava-9 containing Guru, Shani, Mangala + yuvatipathi Guru occupies 9 = a dramatic case of karako bhavo nashto

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

lagnesha for Karkata radical lagna

  • Chandra-Mithunaya * comforted by messaging * settled into rhythmic communications * needs mentality
  • Chandra in Punarvasu * soothed by restoration of abundance * protectors of sensitive wise instruction * needs enriched explanation
  • Chandra in classroom-12 * draws comfort from dreams * familiar with ancestor guidance * rhythmic withdrawal from visibility * accustomed to private prayer * nested into secluded enclosures * acculturated to Other Worlds * soothed by imaginative inspiration * repeating pulse of intuition * anchored into sanctuary environments * undulating sleep


Mom was a well-known pianist and vocalist.

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership

Kuja * bhratru-karaka

Kuja rules the emotionally adversarial 6th-from-Chandra

Kuja rules the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically fruitful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra

  • 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-11 * drive toward connectivity * competitive earnings * pursuit of profits * dynamic marketplace actions * champion of community activism * invasive networking * vigorous sporting friends * energized scientific systems * economic conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Guru * multiple competitions * many brother-figures * energized growth * dynamic generosity * masculine force joins optimistic expansion * champion of philosophy * potential for aggressive preaching * promotes broad worldview * indoctrinating actions
  • Kuja-yuti-Shani * repressed movements * constant tension between sexual energy vs social rules * dynamic structuring * competitive force must cooperate with disciplined hierarchies * potential for punitive reactions to change * required containment of natural forces * military officer * musculo-skeletal challenges.

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

Vimala Yoga

Budha rules Karakamsha-Kanya-3

Budha rules Azlesa radical lagna

Budha rules lagnesha Chandra-Mithunaya-12

  • 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-8 * narrative of hidden information * mysterious facts * unexpected eruptions of factual data * shocking revelation * speaks-and-sings about dynamic rebirth * detailed discoveries * describes transformative change * explains initiation * delivers instructions for new identity * hand-arm gestures signal healing renewal

  • Budha-yuti-Ketu * explainer of impermanence * describes dissociation * articulates the process of dissolution * delivers information to the winds * instructor of impermanence * incoherent conversations * sends prayers to the ineffable * spacey siblings * surrenders the attempt to render a complete message * speaks as the observing Witness * may channel the talkative spirits

Budha-yuti-Ketu-8 suggests mentality of discoveries that are abandoned + advanced psychic awareness. With this combination, one knows much more than one cares to admit. The revelations may cause some disconnection from the normal narrative.

On one hand, Ketu-8 is distinctly oblivious to the accusations, jealousies, and phobias of Budha-yuti-Ketu.

On the other hand, Budha controls the social identity, placing the person into conflicted, polluted, and unfair situations throughout life.

AF enjoyed a legendary career in American music, for which she is admired around the world.

However, in addition to her spectacular success as a musical performer, AF also suffered from addictions to tobacco and alcohol, chronic obesity, from high blood pressure, from a phobia of airplane flying, and from notorious toxic feuding with other musical performers in her genre. When asked about her increasing obesity, about the four fathers of her four sons, about her own father's notoriously immoral behavior, or about any other topic which might elicit criticism, her universal response was denial of the existence of these things (Ketu).

The year before her death from pancreatic cancer, she claimed to have had a lifesaving medical operation which would add 15-or-20 years to her life. Karmesha in 6 = 9th-from-10th = does not harm career. However, it does indicate chronic mental and physical imbalances, and these were well documented in the life of the legendary Queen of Soul.

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

Brihaspati rules the primary marriage pattern 7th-from-Chandra

  • Guru-Urisha * optimistic about capitalization * big hoard * many voices * many collections * believes in history * doctrine of values fulfillment * permission for pleasure * financial guidance * many cattle * expands the scope of voice-speech-song * multiple treasuries
  • Guru in bhava-11 * great friendliness * much networking * much achievement * big social-participation groups * several large assemblies * numerous revenues * many social-material goals * extensive marketplace linkage * patron of community exchange systems * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be an earner-socialite-networker
  • Guru-yuti-Mangala bhratri-karaka * multiple brotherly-figures * permission to compete-and-win * expansive conquests * progressive philosophy * large-scale invasive actions * vigorous champion of optimistic belief
  • Guru-yuti-Shani atta-karaka * multiple elder-figures * permission to hold respected positions * abundant structure * numerous law-makers * expansive hierarchies * tolerance for diverse systems * optimistic philosophy of social regulation * large-scale responsibilities


  • Guru-11 rules 11th-from-11th = 8

Generous Guru rules the reputation-defining Meena-10th-from-Chandra containing Center-stage Surya-9

AF was known for her stunning musical interpretations of bith sacred and secular song

Brihaspati rules the 10th navamsha * AF was a lifelong committed supporter and participant in the USA Civil Rights movements

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


  • Zukra-Makara - Draco * appreciation of authoritative status * likes architectural structure * attracted to officials * conducts lawful negotiations * beautiful bones * enjoys social position * class-conscious aesthetic * pleased by social regulation * hierarchical arrangements * prefers an orderly partner
  • Zukra-7 * svabhava * seeks pleasure via interpersonal relationships * enjoys contractual harmony * prefers adjustable partners * pleasing designs to adorn the lower back * kidney-adrenal over-use * often too much sugar * sensual genitalia * gracious advisers * balanced mutual agreement * fair financial arrangements * appreciation of equity
  • Zukra-7 parivartamsha Shani-11

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

  • Shani-Urisha * heavy old valuables * must endure the sounds of proletarian speech-and-song * obliged to conform to the official bankers * antiquated genetic stock * required preservation of aging assets * must normalize conservation * slow elderly evaluators * must judge the worth of hoards * must endure pressure to store the precious inventories * must bear the weight of historic treasuries * structural compression upon neck-jaw * orderly warehousing * fixed rules govern collection * must gather seeds * must eat dry foodstuffs * must preserve lineage knowledge * scarce financial resources
  • Shani in Bhava-11 (beneficial) * steady time-structured goal achievements * must maintain connections with sustained effort * must regulate economic linkage * cautiously conventional friends * class-conscious social network * chronic pressure to achieve realistic goals * works hard for earnings * resists new associations * supports lawful distribution systems * accepts the reality of marketplace rules * community worker fatigue * rigidly dutiful socialite roles * elders maintain lawful community responsibilities
  • Shani-yuti-Mangala * social resistance to competitive action * pragmatic pursuits * cautious innovation * limited pace of progress * delayed (but not denied) championship * physical discipline * constraints on instinctive movement * conventionally regulated sports * tension from contradictory push-pull impulses.
  • Shani-yuti-Guru ** resistance against expansion * slow elder teachers * pragmatic philosophy * limited scope of understanding * doctrinal discipline * constrained growth * conventionally regulated beliefs * faith in the rule of law * class-structured ideology
  • Zukra-7 parivartamsha Shani-11

Shani-11 casts disciplining drishti into 11, 3, 6

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

  • Purvaphalguni musical entertainment * Rahu-Singha * nichha * shimmering illusion of charisma * craving for attention * extraordinary entertainments * mask of radiant confidence * over-reaching, unique intelligence * marvelous drama * fascinating entitlements * illusory flash of brilliant gambling * extravagant games * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of brilliant risk-taking * fabulousspeculations * glittering political power * seeks privilege via celebrity roles

  • Rahu in bhava-2 * passion for precious treasuries * in svabhava of Suave Zukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks glamorous goods * mesmerizing memories * risk-rewarding finance * fascinating voice * entrancing face * craves knowledge of sound values * intriguing genetics * outsider who cleverly insinuates into the values-fulfillment lineage * extraordinary recollection * mesmerizing speech-and-song * intermingled traditions * unconventional speech * shadowy interlopers infiltrate the family line * potential for opportunistic second marriage * adventurous character of mother's elder sibling * thrilling stories * remarkable libraries * ambitious hoard * mixed-language vocabulary * desires important evaluator roles * exotic foods * unusual breeds in animal herds * captivating collections * social mobility via values + heritage + memory


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

  • Ketu-Kumbha * sociably dissociates from distribution webs * odd friends * walks away from regulated systems * incomplete nexus * empty profits * dissolves knitting * severed connections * not limited by conventional community * disarrayed ecologies * ignores restriction on futurism * releases a purple cloud of knotted linkage into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-8 * passively dissolves barriers hiding secret knowledge * ambivalent toward initiations * disregards occult boundaries * Witness to cycles of death-and-rebirth * fearless toward catastrophic upheaval * absent from spouse's family * vacuous obscurities * irrelevance of non-disclosure rules * dissolves psychic filters * not intimidated by terrors * ignores threats * dissolves obfuscations. * unless other graha in 8, may prefer to live free from in-laws
  • Ketu-yuti-Budha * miscalculations * incoherent references * empty talk * unsustainable explanations * irrational statements * chats about non-existent events * spacey sibling-cohort * apathetic evangelism * incomplete details * witty misnomers * vacuous plans * unfulfilled deliveries * illogical messaging * liberation via mental surrender * for commercial nativities, may dissolve the cooperative team

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