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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 manually gifted 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

// Jimi Hendrix, born Johnny Allen Hendrix at 10:15 a.m. on November 27, 1942, at Seattle’s King County Hospital, was later renamed James Marshall by his father, James “Al” Hendrix. //

Shani Mahadasha * age birth until age 16.6 [1942 until 1959]

Earth-birth Friday-27-Nov-1942 in Seattle, Washington, USA * Shani-Shani svabhukti

Sep-1945 until Jul-1948 Janma Sade-Sati Karkata [JH age 1-4] overlaps Shani-Ketu bhukti

1955 [JH age 15] begins playing guitar * Shani-Rahu bhukti

Budha Mahadasha * age 16.6 until decease age 27 [1959 until 1970]

1961 [JH age 19] 19Following the advice of his military father, JH joins US Army enlisted service. Paratrooper Jump School. * Budha-Budha svabhukti * Budha rules 4th-from-4 national defense, stability, protection

1962 [JH age 20] Administrative discharge by commanding officer. * Budha-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rogesha broken contracts

  • Jan-1964 until Dec-1966 Shani Ashtamsha Kumbha [contact Ketu-3-mentalty] overlaps Budha-Shukra + Budha-Surya + Budha-Chandra bhukti

Feb-1964 [JH age 22] showing extraordinary manual skill, JH wins top prize in Harlem's Apollo Theatre performance competition, beginning a series of guitar-roles in professional music bands * Budha-Shukra bhukti * [Shukra-12 parivartamsha Mangala-11] * Kuja-11 awards for work accomplished

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-Shukra bhukti * [Shukra-12 parivartamsha Mangala-11] Shukra music, Mangala male cohort

1966 [JH age 24] meets his media-savvy promoter-manager [3] Relocate to England for career * Budha-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 9-guidance, world travel

Nov-1966 [JH age 24] The Jimi Hendrix Experience [band name] gains a broad fan-base in the UK * Budha-Chandra bhukti * [Somana-yuti-Guru] Guru lagnesha

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-Chandra bhukti * [Somana-yuti-Guru] Guru lagnesha

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 icon of protest * Budha-Chandra bhukti * [Somana-yuti-Guru] Chandra-8 emotionalized revolutionary change, Guru lagnesha

1967-1968 [JH age 26] JH gains fame for on-stage theatrics such as setting fire to his guitar, spectacular hats-costumes. JH attains iconic status in youth-counterculture music * Budha-Mangala bhukti * [Shukra-12 parivartamsha Mangala-11] * Mangala rules 5-theatrics, 12-imagination

Spr-1968 [JH age 26] mentor-manager quits due to chaotic recording sessions + JH behavioral issues * Budha-Mangala bhukti * [Shukra-12 parivartamsha Mangala-11] * Mangala rules 8th-from-10, sudden unexpected change of boss

1969 [JH age 27] the highest-paid rock musician in the Anglosphere, JH net worth was estimated at 5M_USD when he died the next year, in 1970 * Budha-Rahu bhukti

Jun-1969 [JH age 27] breakup of the celebrated but unstable // Experience // band * Budha-Rahu bhukti

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.Senior onlookers detect manic [bipolar] condition * Budha-Rahu bhukti

Jan-1970 [JMH age 27] although still performing for enthusiastic audiences, JH shows disorientation, exhaustion * Budha-Rahu bhukti

18-Sep-1970 [JMH age 27] physical dematerialization via self-medication, overdose of barbiturates * Budha-Rahu bhukti

Biographical data matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar


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

[philosophical-doctrinal dharmesha for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]




[Anuradha-3] [navamsha Surya-Tula-nicha] intuitively confident balancing arrangements

  • [Surya-Vṛścika] Maricha * particle of light * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the penetrating transformative rashi of Mangala
  • [Surya in bhava-12] center of Other-Worlds * brightly contemplative * focus on seclusion * invisible light-source provides private guidance * intuitive entitlements * brilliant in research * backroom politics * intelligence for interior prayer * eye on creative imagination * sparkling center of the sanctuary * radiant clairsentient drama * father may be isolated or unavailable
  • [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


FATHER - a complex figure

Dad military worker [Surya-Anuradha-12]

Upon exiting his required military service, dad was challenged to maintain the typical low-paying service jobs available to a Black ex-serviceman [Surya in bhava-12]

Dad was said to have been oppressively frugal [mutual drishti of Shani-6 with Surya-12] yet dad also bought musical support for JH [Surya-yuti-Shukra]. Dad struggled with alcohol misuse [Surya-yuti-Shukra-12]. Nevertheless, dad maintained continuous custody of JH and brother. [mutual drishti of stoiic responsible Shani-6 with Surya-12]

[Rahu in bhava-9] shows dad's ambition. After JH death age 27, dad formed a corporation to control JH trademarks and assets. Shani drishti Surya = often a grumpy dad but also a lawful and consistent dad. Once JH musical career was moving, Dad was a steady supporter.

Dad [Al Hendricks] bought music lessons and instruments for his teenage son. After Jimi Hendrix left home for the Army followed by national musical tour performing, his dad withdrew. After Jimi Hendrix untimely death in London, dad obtained legal title to his son's visual image and lyrical copyright. Dad formed a company [Surya-yuti-Budha] called Experience Hendrix, which handled the considerable income from these rights and royalties. [in 2020 USDollars, JH assets are valued at 175 mil. USD]


Dharmesha Surya activates

  • bhava-9 Simha containing ambitious and outrageous performer [Rahu in bhava-9] [Magha-2]
  • Simha-5th navamsha = containing musical-theatre D-9 Chandra-Purvaphalguni.


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]


[mysterious-initiatory randhresha for Dhanus indriya-lagna]


[dramatic-creative Pushya-1]

[navamsha-Chandra-Simha] intuitively sensitive to entertaining political display


  • [Chandra in Pushya-Sidhya] soothed by lawful customs * protectors of the ethno-social structure * needs dignified orderly habits
  • [Chandra-Karkata] comforted by maternal soothing * settled into tidal rhythms * needs to protect
  • [Chandra in classroom-8] comfortable with crisis * familiar with catastrophe * unpredictable mother * feels the pulse of cyclical rebirth * soothed by secrecy * sensitive to danger * revolutionary sentiment * accustomed to frequent upheaval * seeks deeply rhythmic initiation * acculturated to masked exploration * occult sensitivities * needs eruptive energies * nourished by non-disclosure * emotionally attuned to trauma * undulating shakti-shocks * mother may be a mystic, healer, concealer, agent of disguise
  • [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


[Chandra in classroom-8] unstable mom

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations



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

[creative-witty vidya-pati for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]

[contemplative-imaginative vyaya-pati for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]


[Visaka-2] [navamsha Kuja-Urisha] intuitively forward-driving energy kinetic sound music values

[Shukra-12 parivartamsha Mangala-11]

[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-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


Center-stage theatrics, fire-sacrifice, musical display, political messages [during USA anti-Vietnam + Black civil rights protests]

Kuja rules Mesha-5 FIRE = 10th-from-Chandra

community-driven [Mangala in bhava-11] rules

  • 5-dramatic display, theatre, artistic genius, entertainment, entitlements, performance arts
  • 12 - imagination, retreat, recording studio, distant lands

Mangala [Visaka]

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

at the time of JH decease, due largely to the multi-media scope of his output, JH was earning annually many millions of 1970 dollars, being the highest-paid electric-music artist in the Anglosphere.

earnings-productive [Mangala in bhava-11] in Tula-contract, casts drishti into

  • 3-Ketu-mentality
  • 5-theatre, displays
  • 6-Shani-chronic imbalances

Pyrotechnics, loud sounds

Mangala and Rahu are the primary sources 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.

[Shukra-12 parivartamsha Mangala-11]

The most iconic images of JH involve fire [burning guitar on stage] . Mangala governs penetrating, forceful Shukra-Surya-Budha-Vṛścika- .

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

Family Culture - Mangala drishti

According to his biographers, JH's parents fought bitterly. Mangala drishti into 2, while ruler-of-2 = Shani-6


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



[ashtangata harana]

[Budha-yuti-Surya ]


  • [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-12] narrative of mental sanctuary * talks about quietude * commerce of the hermitage * discusses interior spiritual guidance * speaks from invisible location * instructions on reflective contemplation * detailed descriptions of intimate privacy * diagrams the astral inner terrain * explainer of quiet prayer * imaginative siblings * communication with distant worlds * delivers information about clairsentience * skillfully defines the dreamworld * logical visions
  • [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


Intensely imaginative communicator

  • 7-contracts, partnerships, equity
  • 10- reputation, recognition, iconic roles

[Budha in bhava-12] 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]



[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]

[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]


[Punarvasu-4] [navamsha Guru-Karkata-uchcha] intuitively expansive ethno-national sacred-teaching localistic philosophical ancient-roots tribalism

  • [Guru-Karkata] big shelters * various caretakers * many provisions * benevolent routines * believes in defense * permission to protect * optimistic patriotism * broad understanding of local cultures * develops gardens * household expansion * prosperous settlements * multiple dwellings * many patronizing parent-figures
  • [Guru in bhava-8] great rejuvenation * many sudden changes * many confidences * faith in rebirth * numerous identity transformations * generous in-laws * extensive tantra * expansion of undisclosed forces * abundance of initiations * many mysteries * regenerative emergencies * secret guidance * hidden inspiration * believes in invasive healing * multiple surgeries * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be a revolutionary, disaster-responder, or trauma-healer
  • [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]

[Harsha Yoga]


[ashtangata harana]

[Shukra-12 parivartamsha Mangala-11]

  • [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-12] seeks imaginative pleasure * private sensuality * values spiritually guided partnership * gracefully intuitive feminine-figures * agreeable sleep * visions of contemplative harmony * enjoys beautiful sanctuaries * aesthetic designs to adorn the feet * likes meditations * appreciation of Other Worlds * attracted to quiet spaces * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be contemplative-foreign-isolated-researcher
  • [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 [Jahre, years]

[acquisitive-evaluative dhanesha for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]

[busy-collaborative sahaja-pati for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]


[oratorical-heritage Rohini-2] [navamsha Shani-Urisha] intuitively ordering systems of historically valued sound-and-color

  • [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-6] [beneficial] intrepid assistance * steady time-structured resistance to enemies * must serve the chronic victims * outlasts the adversaries * survives military siege * tense digestion * relentless criticism * constitutional illness-injury * tolerance for servitude * aging physicians * enduring diseases * service fatigue * helper's burnout * prevents innovative treatments * blocks new medications * professional social workers * patiently aids the disadvantaged * dutiful healthworker * accepts the rules of medical institutions * lawfully supports the sick * reliable herbalist * conventional pharmacist * protocols for problematizing * realistic about addiction * accepts abuse * neutral to crime * military discipline * governs the poor * regulates debt * legislates loans * respected elder of an oppressed sector


chronic-problems, structural-imbalances, frustration [Shani in Bhava-6] conflict, ailment, addiction, exploitation, dissatisfaction, conditions of permanent injustice


  • 2-family culture, what goes in the mouth, what comes out of the mouth, knowledge, voice, finance
  • 3 bandmates, writing, handcraft, techniques, management, media-industry

financially sensible Shani-Urisha [6] casts drishti upon

  • 8-revolutionary chandra


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



  • [Rahu-Singha] 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-9] passion for prestige preaching * in svabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter gives glamorous guidance * thrilling surge of theoretical understanding *dazzling dharma * outsider who cleverly insinuates into patriarchal wisdom roles * seeks importance via sacred teachings * fantastic philosophy * compulsive catechesis * privilege-seeking proselytism * intriguing ideology * ambitious father-figures * extraordinary professors * barrier-breaching guru-figures * exciting culturally-mixed worldview * may pose as a pope * shimmering illusion of sacerdotal sangha * fabulous faith community * surreptitious appropriation of priesthood * entrancing ecclesiastics * smoky specter of ultimate principles * extravagant globalism * trespasses cultural boundaries of patronage * mirage of exemplary fatherhood * opportunistic third marriage (if any) * social mobility sought via paradigms of belief


iconic counterculture musical performer, symbolized and produced extraordinary stage theatrics during volatile, exciting social times


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-3] eccentric communications * disinterested in daily chat * writes on foggy abstract topics * dissolves messaging boundaries * implausible prophecy * wandering discussions * can handle esoteric information * irrelevance of normal mental narrative * abandons management tasks * dismisses the standard explanations * disregards conventional discourse * unless other graha in 3, may prefer to live free from younger siblings



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