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Whitney Houston

a.k.a. Whitney Elizabeth Houston

Earthbody-Entry Friday-09-Aug-1963

Earthbody-Exit 11-Feb-2012 (age 48)


balladeer, musical entertainer, fashion model * 1963 - 2012 * Whitney Elizabeth Houston

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Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Uttaraphalguni * Aryaman * Bhaga * Falgun * Utthram

BPL commentary

For Uttaraphalguni births of a feminine valence, the condition of radiant, romantic, intelligent, creative, idealistic, central, confident, gaming, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Surya-ruled paradigm of Uttora, father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Denebola. Their purpose to brighten and glorify the divine intelligence through spectacular creativity.

Brilliantly dramatic

Uttara-phalguni women are famously confident and willful. Monarchic entitlement pairs with aristocratic service via noblesse oblige. While much depends upon the characteristics of sparkling nakshatrapathi Surya, the feminine Falgun is often found in bright environments of royalty, celebrity, theatre, creative arts, amusements, and games.

Uttaraphalguni ladies radiate a profound love for living creatures, both wild and domestic. On behalf of the animal kingdom and its denizens, the women of Aryaman may undertake political activism. As righteous (and self-righteous) human mistresses of the animal world, their political style may include fiery displays of romantic idealism. They may collect animals.

Simha-Leya pada-1 features charismatic centrality and stage presence, focused into the physical embodiment. Pada-1 must hold the center of attention, whether in celebrity politics, entertainment and fashion, dramatic acting, or all three. Typically an elder husband and many romances.

Kanya Pada 2-3-4 = equally dazzling, idealistic, smart, and flamboyant, but more focused upon expressing the genius of the imagination. Often a splendid dramatist and performing musician due to nakshatrapathi Surya. Typically a younger husband and many romances.

Themes of political power, radiant confidence, and bright celebrity drama may contextualize Utthram's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Uttaraphalguni

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 95

"A joyous healthy disposition yet quietly so.

  • She has a very soft pleasing voice,

  • bubbling over with fun and humor.

She is born to a family with social background

and loves to mingle with her friends in various social activities

  • yet she is not frivolous,

  • but beneath her joyous manner, rather serious minded.

She has fixed principles from which she will not deviate.

She prefers to choose her friends

  • from among the people who are artistically inclined and cultured.

She is efficient and adept at managing her home and her domestic life."


Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha bhukti



Whitney Houston in 1992 (WH age 29)

Budha Mahadasha * age birth until age 16.6

09-Aug-1963 Earth-birth in Newark, New Jersey, USA * Budha-Budha swabhukti

Ketu Mahadasha age 16.6 until 23.6

1981 high school diploma * Ketu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 9-guidance

1985 begin ascent into musical fame, hit recordings, video, and live performances * Ketu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 5-fame

Zukra Mahadasha * age 23.6 until 43.6

18-July-1992 exchange of vows in marriage-1 to singer Bobby Brown (WH age 29) * Zukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules navamsha-7 * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Dhanuzya-Mithunaya * contact radical R-K

04-Mar-1993 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Zukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 5th-from-Chandra

02-Feb-2003 grieved the decease of father * Zukra-Shani bhukti * pitrimaraka Shani rules 7th-from-Surya

2007 divorce-1 from singer Bobby Brown, alleging abuse * Zukra-Ketu bhukti

Surya Mahadasha * age 43.6 until decease age 48

11-Feb-2012 Lightbody Lift-off (WH age 48) * Surya-Ketu bhukti


26-July-2015 decease of WH's only child, daughter, Bobby Christina Brown * Chandra-Rahu bhukti

Salient features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Karkata * Bhanu * ray of light
  • Surya in bhava-11 * center of community * radiates through large-group associations * brightly iconic earnings * intelligence for networks * focus on interlinked ecologies * marketplace revenue entitlements * father-figure plays community participation roles * exemplifies knotting and knitting behaviors * distributed light * eye on friendships * creative genius works within extensive systems * sparkling center of social-economic drama
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * artistic father-figure * uniquely intelligent sister-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive features [azlesa]


Surya in bhava-11 Dad was a military officer (Karkata protectors). He managed her career and functioned as a friend (11)

Chandra-Surya share a 5/9 angle suggesting a mutually supportive affinity between the parents.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Meena * comforted by rhythmic ancestral guidance
  • Chandra in Revatika-Pashu * comforted by wayfaring rhythms * protector of poetic interpretation * soothed by wise familiar lyrics * needs to feel dreamlike tones * repeaters of ancient folk narratives * Pushana * The Pied Piper
  • Chandra in classroom-7 * comfort in arrangements * familiar with security-focused bargaining * soothed by match-making * needs to feel the repeating pulse of deal-making * accustomed to routine habits of matched partnership * settled into the rhythm of negotiations * need for balanced contracts * nourished by undulating agreements * undulating equity
  • Somana-yuti-Guru * Emotionally effusive * needs to expand * sensitive to guidance figures * sheltered by doctrine * comforted by the rhythms of customary worship * protected by religious ritual * nourished by inclusive, charitable beliefs * soothed by fertility and generosity * provides inspirational parenting * feels like a teacher-preacher

Somana-yuti-Guru-Revati music. Her musical and dramatic performances appealed emotionally to a very broad (Guru) cross-section of the public.

Guru-Meena diversity with a doctrinal quality. Her musical style was admired by fans young and old, rich and poor, black and white, men and women.


Mom = the popular singer Cissy Houston. Chandra-yuti-Guru suggests that her mom's music also appealed to a wide demographic swath of listeners since she sang in several styles ranging from religious devotional church music (Guru) to drug-and-exploitation influenced nightclub material.

Chandra in classroom-7 receives incoming Parashari drishti from both disciplining, orderly, Shani-5 (suggesting oppressive entertainment workload) Drishti from sexualized, verbally critical Mangala-Kanya-1 also influences the mother's persona and her own marriage environment.

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership


Kuja * bhratru-karaka

  • Mangala-Kanya * vigorous pursuit of logical argumentation * proactive medication * thrust toward service * push toward unfairness * champion of litigious accusation, medical treatment plans, aggressive indictments, investigative journalism
  • Mangala in bhava-1 * A fighter * a winner * a champion* drive toward embodied performance vitality * pursuit of competition * direct physical action * thrusting vigor * dominating personality * potentially a bully. Can dig * drill * dive * excavate * plumb * explode * explore (both physically and psychologically) dynamic innovator * lively push toward fast driving+ speedy transport * energized muscular conquests * athletic body.

Kuja-Kanya-1 occupies the marital 7th-from-Chandra, indicating a physically active and critically-investigating life mate

Kuja rules 3-touring, entourage, writing + 8-crisis, sudden changes

Whitney Houston wrote much of her own music. * musical touring throughout career; entourage, ensemble drama; songwriting

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

lagnesha + karmesha

  • Budha-Simha * political communications * articulation of unique creativity * delivers announcements about celebration * manufacturers bright displays * explains celebrity entitlements * delivers messages about romance * declares poetic adoration * delights in glittering phrases * manages entertainments * details the procedure for theatrical amusements * speaks with royal flamboyance * talks about gambling * plays intelligent games * hands-arms-shoulders send dramatic gestures

  • Budha in bhava-12 * * narrative of sanctuary, hermitage, quietude, interior spiritual guidance * describe reflective contemplation, discusses the astral inner terrain, explainer of private prayer, delivers instructions for communication with distant worlds, talks about clairsentience, dreams, and visions

Budha represents the team, the entourage, the ensemble, the promoters, the handlers, the managers

Budha-Simha occupies the electro-magnetic emotionally adversarial 6th-from-Chandra suggesting that the greatest source of psycho-emotional stress. = the business activity of constantly producing musical performances, both live shows (Simha) and recordings (Budha), in part to support a legion of managers and handlers (Budha), was

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

* Hamsha Yoga

  • Guru-Meena * much sleep. inner guidance, many imaginings, many dreams, intuitive beliefs, doctrine of esoteric understandings, expands the scope of contemplative awareness, multiple prayers and visions
  • Guru in bhava-7 * many contracts * much negotiation * much partnership * abundant agreement * numerous alliances * extensive bargaining * multiple deal-making events * expansion of advocacy * fertile match-making * typically more than one spouse * patron of legal arrangements
  • 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 rules Ketu in the reputation-defining the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra

Chandra-yuti-Guru expands both the scope of her musical reach and the number of her partnerships

Guru in bhava-7 suggests that the husband-figure (the first husband) displayed qualities of bargaining, negotiation, deal-making. He may be greatly talented in making arrangements, both musical and financial.

Guru rules the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra.

Chandra-7 rules gainful bhava-11 suggesting that the partnerships formed by the multiple mother figures were fruitful Chandra-yuti-Guru

Uttaraphalguni lagna attracts many entertainers into the life, yet Whitney Houston's many mothers supported the talented young girl as she rose through the ranks in the notoriously exploitive entertainment industry. The nativity is naturally fragile due to constant volatility of randhresha ++ ruler of 8th-from-8th dominating the Kanya lagna. Yet to the extent possible, her many-mothers sheltered and protected a delicate flower.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Karkata * appreciation of comforting routine * likes to nourish * attracted to homeowners * preference for folk-lifestyle + farmers * pleasures of secure borders * enjoys rhythmic seasons * shared gardening * seeks balanced parenting arrangements* aesthetic of domestic sharing
  • Zukra -11 * pleasure of community linkage, enjoys network equity, feminine-figures have social-participation, balanced economies, association with artists and financiers, graciously inter-knit community, appreciation of friendships, aesthetic of fair deals in marketplace, seeks economic justice * association with artists and financiers
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama, appreciation for political display, theatrical negotiations, self-focused arrangements, radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining, sweetly confident entitlements, enjoys politics, negotiating father-figure, intelligently focused on trades, arrangements, contracts * arrangements according to father's choice or self-will
Zukra rules Thula 10th navamsha song, beauty, grace

Zukra-11 = her music had a notable community focus and expressed most vibrantly in larger groups such as church choirs.

Splendid dhana-yoga =

  1. Zukra rules-2 ++ Zukra occupies-11. Extraordinary profitability in music (Zukra) and creative entertainment performance (Surya) * Surya-yuti-Zukra
  2. Zukra-11 rules 11th-from-11th bhava-9 Vrishabha music

Zukra rules 2-genetics, ancestry * How Will I Know 1963-2012 singer model Whitney Houston * scion of an African-American musical dynasty

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Makara-Draco * heavy old institutions, obliged to conform to the time-clock * rigidly ranked hierarchies, strict governance regimes, pressure to complete socially required duties, vital energy compression stress zone = knees-calves-skeleton, strictly imposed hierarchies, rigidly unyielding public policies* must materialize time-ordered social approval * punitive judgments of elder regulators * must endure lowest-common-denominator proletarian structures * must continue to govern the public despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-5 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious children. One must create drama with scarce confidence; cautious of politics, conventional intelligence; heavy weight of children; resistance to genius, tense performance, creative fatigue, chronic pressure on the heart + spine ; heavy resistance to individual authenticity. Resistance to new fashions and romance. Resentment toward changes in games and amusements. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as gambling regulator, scholar, constrained speculator, royally, celebrity figure. + spine ; heavy resistance to free creativity

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

Shani casts disciplining drishti into 7-arrangements + 11-profits + 3-commerce, writing, productions

Shani-5 in any rashi faces a peculiar restriction-obligation vortex: one must (Shani must) hold the center of attention (5, center) * yet it is not permitted to be special or unique (cold, dark Shani = anti-Simha)

Shani rules 5 + 6 ++ Shani casts drishti into 7 adds loyalty to the marriage contract, even when other pressures would erode the vow.

Houston famously suffered a challenging but enduring marriage situation which involved children (5) creative performance (5) drugs (6) and domestic abuse (6) among other features.

Shani drishti to Chandra and Shani drishti to Surya suggest that both parents were constrained to produce an appearance of social decorum and uphold a standard of public behavior, despite personal strain.

Shani in bhava-5 suggests that children constitute a heavy responsibility

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

  • Rahu-Mithunaya * shimmering illusion of cooperation * craving for conversation * mask of messaging * extraordinary explanations * ambitious administration * preposterous propaganda * fascinating evangelism * marvelous advertising and photographs * unusual ensembles * exciting cohort * mesmerizing instructions * over-reaching management * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of information delivery, scripts, documentation, business planning, commercial transactions * seeks privilege via communicator-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-10 * passion for leadership power * in swabhava of Sober Shani, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual iconic, symbolic, representational, government, executive authority, social status. Risk-rewarding Rahu-10 desires an important regulating role in materially privileged, socially visible ranks. Exciting, potentially fraudulent, opportunistic character of the leaders, bosses and government officials. Thrives in culturally-mixed legislative, executive settings. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a boss, an authority-figure, a decision-maker, a legislator, a tyrant. Rahu-10 trespasses the cultural boundaries of governance authority, social dignity. Thrilling hunger for high-recognition, empowered reputation, respect. Ambition of the father's family

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Dhanuzya * dissociates from sacred convictions, incomplete doctrine, empty beliefs, dissolute worldview, not limited by philosophy, disarrayed theory, ignores restriction on paradigms of belief
  • Ketu in classroom-4 * ambivalent toward the cultural foundations * absentee mother-figure * disregards local customs * dissolved property boundaries * wanders from the ancestral home * irrelevance of the habitual folkways * surrenders the received nationality * dismisses the parents * walks away from the established routines

Ketu occupies the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra, suggesting an emotionally evocative image of dissolution, characterizing a tragic, martyred, public symbolic role

11-Feb-2012 Lightbody Lift-off (age 48) * Surya-Ketu bhukti Commentators broadly agreed that she suffered from exhaustion (Ketu).


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