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Iconic Counterculture Musician



virtuoso electric guitarist


Jimi Hendrix

a.k.a. James Marshall Hendrix

Earth-birth Friday-27-Nov-1942

dematerialization 18-Sep-1970 (age 27)


Blues-Rock guitarist


iconic performer


James Marshall Hendrix

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born on day-6 Shashti of Krishna Paksha

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


Citthirai * Vismakarma * Azinech * Alaraph * Arista * Dana

BPL commentary

For Chitra - Tvastri births of a masculine valence, the condition of kinesthetic, direct, yang-energy, forward-pushing bhratru-karaka Mangala may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Mangala-ruled paradigm of Visvakarma, brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, dancers, champions, challengers, inventors, explorers, dis-coverers, engineers, builders, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pursuers, competitions and battles may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from civilizations of Spica. Their purpose is architectural engineering and crafting of beautiful, functional, and artistic alliances, arrangements, and designs.

Designs + Arrangements

Kuja-ruled Chaitra fellows have a knack for competition. Goal-oriented and kinetic in building, patterning Tvastri, they strive for dominant power in engineering, artisan mechanics, architecture, and applied design arts such as skilled handcraft. As authors, Chaitrika often illustrate their works with fine drawings. Tvastri-born have a natural affinity for tools, engines, driving, building.

Kanya pada 1-2 express Kuja's rulership of 3-writing + 8-mystical transformations, while also displaying the frustrating tension of chatty Budha versus active Kuja. Literary Budha plays a stronger role for pada 1-2, producing scholars and writers who argue about architectonics, engineering design, color values, and mechanics. Pada 1-2 = also skilled in handcraft and may be professors-cum-tradesmen, fine-arts painters, model-builders, or practicing musicians.

Tula-Vanika pada 3-4 express Kuja's rulership of 2-collections, assets + 7-contractual equity. Shukra's bargaining behavior and financial skills play a stronger role for pada 3-4, who enjoy the mutual attractions of Shukra-Mangala. In music, arts, and engineering, they pursue harmonious arrangements. They often play stringed instruments, and write beautiful songs. Chaitrika pada 3-4 can be found in the design world, in financial negotiations, and in dynamic meditator roles.

Themes of productive touch including artistic design, musical instruments, mechanical engineering, and crafting of dynamic arrangements contextualize Vismakarma's terrestrial experience. Incoming drishti from Kuja can mobilize their progressive, pioneering actions. Also applies to Chandra in Chitra-Spica.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939).Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra.p 84

"Chitra natives are quiet, thoughtful, and profound.

Very slow in movement and of great dignity in bearing and manner.

  • they like to read books on serious and philosophical subjects.

they make good students in their youth.

they are also extremely clever with their hands,

  • which are strong, supple, and dexterous.

they like to do things or fashion things with their hands

  • and could be sculptors or artists or surgeons."


HendrixJ_sm.jpg Biographical data matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Guru Mahadasha * age birth until age 1.4

Earth-birth Friday-27-Nov-1942 in Seattle, Washington, USA * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha

Shani Mahadasha * age 1.4 until age 20.4

Sep-1945 until Jul-1948 (JH age 3-5) Janma Sade-Sati Karkata overlaps Shani-Shani svabhukti

1955 (JH age 15) begins playing guitar * Shani-Rahu bhukti

1961-1962 (JH age 19-20) US Army enlisted service. Paratrooper Jump School. Administrative discharge by commanding officer. * Shani-Guru chidra-dasha * Guru activates 4- national defense, stability, protection

Budha Mahadasha * age 20.4 until decease age 27 * 1963-1970

Jan-1964 until Dec-1966 Shani Ashtamsha Kumbha (6, drugs) overlaps Budha-Budha svabhukti

Feb-1964 (JH age 22) showing high manual skill, JH wins top prize in Harlem's Apollo Theatre performance competition, beginning a series of guitar-roles in professional music bands * Budha-Budha svabhukti * Budha lagnesha-karmesha * Budha-yuti-Shukra + Budha-yuti-Surya * Budha manual skills

1964-1965 (JH age 22-23 ) joins and leaves and joins and leaves various Blues-focused music bands, increasing visibility and prestige * Budha-Budha svabhukti * Budha lagnesha-karmesha * Budha-3 bands-of-brothers

1966 (JH age 24) meets his media-savvy promoter-manager (3) Relocate to England for career * Budha-Shukra bhukti * Shukra music rules career 10th navamsha

Nov-1966 (JH age 24) The Jimi Hendrix Experience (band name) gains a broad fan-base in the UK * Budha-Shukra bhukti * Shukra music activates 10th navamsha * Shukra activates 11th-from-Chandra = income ++ fanbase

Spring-1967 (JH age 25) musical recordings gain chart-topping popularity, . Following his manager's advice to increase media exposure, JH plays on numerous television shows * Budha-Shukra bhukti * Shukra music activates 10th navamsha * Shukra-3 television

Jun-1967 (JH age 25) celebrated performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. Supporter Paul McCartney had insisted that JH be invited to play. A documentary film of the festival made JH's guitar-burning sacrifice into a national media product * Budha-Shukra bhukti * Shukra music rules Urisha 10th navamsha * Shukra activates 11th-from-11th (9) -revenues, large-group assemblies, pop-culture * Shukra-3 cinema, advertising

1967-1968 (JH age 26) JH on-stage theatrics include setting fire to his guitar, vivid hats-costumes. JH attains iconic status in youth-counterculture music * Budha-Shukra bhukti * Shukra music activates 10th navamsha containing Mangala-Shani-Rahu * Budha-yuti-Surya-display

Spring-1968 (JH age 26) manager quits due to chaotic recording sessions + JH behavioral issues * Budha-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 12th-from-3 = dissolution of management (contains fractious Mangala)

1969 (JH age 27) JH = highest-paid rock musician in the Anglosphere * Budha-Shukra bhukti * Shukra-3 rules 9-fortune

Jun-1969 (JH age 27) Experience band, breakup * Budha-Surya bhukti * Surya activates 12-isolation, ego

Aug-1969 (JH age 27) legendary performance at the Woodstock Festival. A documentary film of the festival transformed JH's closing rendition of the Star Spangled Banner into a leading American counterculture symbol * Budha-Surya bhukti * Budha-yuti-Shukra + Budha-yuti-Surya * Surya activates Rahu-Simha-12 imagination * Surya activates Simha Svamsha center-stage brilliance

Jan-1970 although still performing for enthusiastic audiences, JH shows disorientation, exhaustion * Budha-Surya bhukti * Surya-3 activates 12-dissolution of identity, withdrawal

18-Sep-1970 (JMH age 27) dematerialization via overdose of barbiturates * Budha-Chandra bhukti * Somana-yuti-Guru maraka rules-7 ++ Rahu-opposition-via-6 (drugs)

Biographical data matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar


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

[bright center of transformational information ]

[intelligence focused on secret messages]

[vyayapati-12 for Kanya-born]

[confident manager of private drama]




  • Surya-Vṛścika * Maricha * particle of light * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the penetrating transformative rashi of Mangala
  • Surya in bhava-3 * center of commerce * mercantile intelligence * smart reports * dramatic instructional delivery * creative descriptions * sparkling retinue * splendid games of manual-skill * self-referential announcements * admirable handcraft * cinematic genius * smart technology * focus on teamwork * entertaining explanations * administrative entitlements * confident writing * eye on process management * regal messaging * bright center of discourse * brilliant gesturing * father may be a businessman-craftsman-communicator
  • 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-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


Shani in Bhava-9 both rules-6 and aspects-6.

Dad military worker [Surya-Anuradha-3]

Upon exiting his required military service (6), dad was challenged to maintain the typical low-paying service jobs on offer to a Black ex-serviceman (Ketu the Wanderer in 6).

Dad was said to have been frugal [Shani] and struggled with alcohol (6) but nevertheless he maintained custody of JH and brother.

Shani-9 is often a grumpy dad but also a lawful and consistent dad. Shani also activates 5. Once JH musical career was moving, Dad was a steady supporter.


Surya activates Simha-Svamsha = Purvaphalguni. Center-stage theatrics, fire-sacrifice, musical display, political messages (during USA anti-Vietnam + Black civil rights protests)


matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)


  • Chandra in Punarvasu-Aditya * soothed by restoration of abundance * protectors of sensitive wise instruction * needs descriptive explanation
  • Chandra-Karkata * comforted by maternal soothing * settled into tidal rhythms * needs to protect
  • Chandra in classroom-11 * comfortable with networks * calmed by earnings * familiar with fellowship * routine associations * accustomed to distributive systems * settled into community rhythms * acculturated to social participation * needs popularity * feels the repeating pulse of connectivity * soothed by profitable linkage * undulating friendships * mother may be a socialite, fundraiser, networker, collectivist
  • Somana-yuti-Guru * emotionally effusive * needs to expand * seeks familiar guidance * sheltered by doctrine * comforted by customary worship * protected by sacred ritual * nourished by beliefs * soothed by fertility * inspirational parents * multiple mothers * feels like a teacher-preacher


MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


Chandra activates 11-fanclubs, community


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

[Atmakaraka] * forward drive, competition, dance, athleticism, explosion, fire

  • Mangala-Tula * vigorous pursuit of alliance * penetrating advocacy * thrust toward union * proactive bargaining * military negotiations * push toward terms of agreement * aggressive deal-making *energetic arbitration * athletic balancing * champion of fair contracts
  • Mangala in bhava-2 * vigorous orator * loudly lectures on values * pursuit of treasuries * competitive financial actions * innovative knowledge * energized face-voice-song * memorable speeches * sings and shouts * champion of literacy-reading * historic pronouncements * prone to shouting * forward drive toward capitalization * promotes conservation * hyperactive family dynamics * acquisitive conquests


Mangala-2-Tula-Visaka rules

  • 5-dramatic performance, theatre, artistic genius
  • 10- reputation, recognition, iconic roles, decision-making authority

Mangala in bhava-2 drishti into 5-theatre + 8-eruption + 9-father, beliefs

Family culture (2)

Generally, Mangala-2 indicates a competitive, physicalized, energetic family.

In shock-shakti Visaka, one is accustomed to violence, pushes forward to win, fearless of catastrophic transformation, accepts the reality of carnage.

Mangala in bhava-2 = family culture often involves aggressive shouting (Kuja energy in 2 voice) and challenge to dominance. Albeit, Kuja is more muted and diplomatic in Thula. JH's parents fought bitterly but JH himself shouted in a musical [Tula] style.

Pyrotechnics, loud sounds

Yogakaraka Mangala is the primary source of JH's spectacular stage pyrotechnics, his pattern of showing-off, his bravado, and his willingness to use outrageous loud sounds, such as amplifier feedback, as components of his marvelously Mangala-ized over-the-top musical performance style.

The most iconic images of JH involve fire (burning guitar on stage). Mangala governs penetrating, forceful Shukra-Surya-Budha-Vṛścika-3 bandmates, writing, revolutionary techniques (3).

Mangala activates Chitra lagna, adding extraordinary manual skill. Many famous guitarists have Chitra radical lagna.


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


[energized lagnesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[dutiful karmesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[detailed mystical communications]

[secret transformative messages]

[crisis management]

[instructions for identity change]

[talks about threats]

[explains initiation processes]



[ashtangata harana]

[Budha-yuti-Surya ]

[ Budha-yuti-Shukra]

  • Budha-Vṛścika * secretive communications * articulation of transformative process * emergency pronouncements * delivers messages about dangerous situations * describes mystical initiation * discusses undisclosed mysteries * articulately defined masking * gives instruction for penetrating procedures * expertly detailed disguise * hands-arms-shoulders make occult gestures
  • Budha in bhava-3 narrative of cohort collaboration * chatty siblings * articulate announcements * discusses commerce * instructions for management * conversations about information technology * clever programming * logical reporting * talks about daily business * handles information * skillful printing * scripted dialog * text instructions * writes lyrics * detailed media-messaging * communication tactics * explains marketing * quick manufacturing * descriptive process * signaling gestures
  •  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-Shukra * explainer of balanced arrangements * diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking discussions * manual adjustments * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners



Budha in bhava-3 [svabhava] lagnesha activates the emotionally motivated evangelical communicative cohort instructive descriptive team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra.


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

  • Guru-Karkata [uchcha] * big shelters * various caretakers * many provisions * benevolent routines * believes in defense * permission to protect * expansive patriotism * broad understanding of local cultures * develops gardens * prosperous settlements * multiple dwellings * many patronizing parent-figures
  • 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, husbandly-companion may be an earner-socialite-networker
  • Guru-yuti-Chandra matri-karaka * multiple mother-figures * permission to do what feels good (not always beneficial, see Chandra's nakshatra) * much expansion of folkways * much humanistic cultural philosophy * many gardens * broad scope of sheltering settlements * generous nourishment * believes in defending the old ways of life * usually rather stout


Guru activates Dhanusya-4 = the emotionally unbalanced 6th-from-Chandra = mother's ill-health, addictions


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

[ashtangata harana]

  • Shukra-Vṛścika * appreciation of penetrating discovery * likes mysteries * attracted to danger * aesthetic of exploration * pleased by covert power * prefers a healing partner * undisclosed arrangements * phoenix aesthetic of rejuvenation * beautifying rebirth * negotiates pleasantly in threatening conditions * seeks equity during sudden upheavals * balanced approach to emergencies * enjoys hidden alliances * conducts secret diplomacy
  • 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
  • [ashtangata harana] 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-yuti-Budha * sweetened messages * gracious explanations * talented in singing-songwriting * articulate negotiations * advocates for reasoning process * talkative feminine-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort collaborative harmony * enjoys the company of students * detailed contracts * prefers logical arrangements


Musical artistic Shukra activates

  • Urisha-9 Karakamsha
  • emotionally associative, community-linking, economically fruitful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra = fans, community, social networks


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 * maintainer of old heritage
  • Shani in Bhava-9 * slow time-structured worldview * must maintain the patriarchal faith * imposes the old convictions * delayed understanding * punitive ideologies * cautiously conventional professors * judgmental father * conservative religious hierarchy * global scale of responsibilities * heavy doctrinal pressures * blocks new viewpoints * preacher's fatigue * intolerance for sacerdotal innovation * pragmatic time-tested principles * materialistic paradigm of belief * rigidly dutiful guidance * elders preserve strict sacred rules


Shani in Bhava-9 rules

  • 5-entertainment, genius, entitlements, performance arts
  • 6-conflict, ailment, addiction, exploitation, dissatisfaction, permanent injustic

Shani-Urisha casts drishti upon 11-revenues + 3-bands, media-industry + 6-conflict, imbalance, frustration


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

  • Magha fire-magic * Rahu-Singha [nīcha] * 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-12 * passion for privacy * in svabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous retreat * culturally mixed interior guidance * outsider who cleverly insinuates into visionary roles * thrilling psychic adventures * seeks importance via enclosures * exciting invisible events * opportunities via mother's beliefs * extraordinary spirits * self-promoting dreams * exceptional results from imaginative research * mesmerizing Other-Worlds * trespasses the cultural boundaries of private inspiration * may pose as a dream-interpreter * may appear as a magician from distant lands



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-6 [beneficial] ungrounded enemies * disregards criminal boundaries * absentee maternal relatives * dissolves limits on medications * ambivalent toward exploitations * disinterested in disagreement * disregards accusations * ignores the physicians * walks away from sickness * abandons suffering * vacuous conflicts * liberation via surrender of guilt-and-blame * unless other graha in 6, may prefer to live free from mother's relatives



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