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Whitney Houston in 1992 [WH age 29]



musical recording artist


theatrical performer

fashion model


Whitney Houston

a.k.a. Whitney Elizabeth Houston

Earth-birth Friday-09-Aug-1963

dematerialization 11-Feb-2012 [age 48]



musical entertainer

cinema dramatist

fashion model

1963 - 2012

Whitney Elizabeth Houston

birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitney_Houston

tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativity

Krittika - Pleyades

Agneya - Riksya - Karthika - Alcyone

BPL commentary

For Krittika 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 splendidly Surya-ruled paradigm of Riksya, 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 the Pleyades. Their purpose is confidence-raising and light-bringing in creative pursuit of values fulfillment.

Radiant Certainty

Agneya-born ladies are often found in politics, in gambling and speculation, or in creative finance.. Riksya-born are brightly idealistic + self-directed seekers of attention. ...

[Vrishabha-Urisha] -pada-2-3-4 express the tension between two-party bargainer Shukra versus one-party autocratic singular nakshatra-pati Surya. Often the intelligence of pada 2-3-4 is focused into the Values-fulfilling sectors of uniquely central, creative roles.

They often serve as independent evaluators within the artistic and financial worlds, in the music industry, dealing with wines + perfumes, and in all aspects of beauty. Depending on [Yogakaraka] Shani ruler of 9+10, the Vrishabha pada of Krittika have a stronger propensity toward organizational leadership positions.

Themes of valuation, individual intelligence, creativity, and confidence may contextualize Krittika's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Krittika - Pleyades

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 91

" ... a thin and quite tall woman.

One with a weak constitution and rather given to chronic ailments:

  • particularly coughs, colds and asthma.

A tendency to be morbid and depressed

  • and yet easily excited

  • as the result of a very nervous temperament .

She will no doubt live by herself away from her family,

  • as she prefers to indulge her own whims and wishes

  • and will brook no interference with her desires.

She has a very jealous disposition

and is difficult to please."



Whitney as a young woman, with her famed singer mom, Cissy Houston

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha bhukti

[Shani Mahadasha] age birth until age 7.4

09-Aug-1963 Earth-birth in Newark, New Jersey, USA * Shani-Chandra bhukti

Apr-1966 until Jun-1968 Janma Sade-Sati Meena [11]

[Budha Mahadasha] age 7.4 until age 24.4

1981 [WH age 18] high school diploma * Budha-Rahu bhukti

1985 [WH age 22] begin ascent into musical fame, hit recordings, video, and live performances * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 11-community-supported goals + 8-identity transformation

[Ketu Mahadasha] age 24.4 until age 31.4

1991 [WH age 27] parents' divorce * Ketu-Rahu bhukti

18-Jul-1992 [WH age 28] consecration of marriage with singer Bobby Brown * Ketu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules Meena svamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Dhanus-Mithunaya * contact natal R-K

04-Mar-1993 [WH age 29] celebrated the birth of child-1 * Ketu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 9

[Shukra Mahadasha] age 31.4 until decease age 48

Jun-1995 until Apr-1998 Janma Sade-Sati Meena [11]

02-Feb-2003 [WH age 40] grieved the decease of her manager-father - Shukra-Rahu bhukti

2007 [WH age 44] divorce from alliance-1 from singer Bobby Brown, alleging abuse * Shukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 8-identity change

11-Feb-2012 [WH age 48] embodiment dematerialization via drugged drowning * Shukra-Budha bhukti * maraka Budha rules-2



26-Jul-2015 decease of WH's only child, daughter, Bobby Christina Brown, via drowning

Salient Features of the Nativity


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

[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[bright center of messages about local culture]

[radiant evangelist of folkways]

[confidently communicates about familiar habits]

[dramatically presents protective information]

[center-stage roles in signaling about security]

[sparkling Surya emanates confidence in fields of parenting, homecare, property ownership-stewardship , security]

[father may be a process manager, communicator, or writer-publisher]


[regulatory Aśleṣa-2] [navamsha Surya-Makara] intuitively confident class-conscious hierarchical artistic performance


  • [Surya-Karkata] Bhanu - ray of light * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the nourishing caretaking rashi of Chandra
  • [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-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 [Aśleṣa]

FATHER - Manager

Surya-Karkata Dad was a professional performance manager. He managed the singing career of WH's mother, and Dad worked as WH's career manager until his decease.

Chandra-Surya share a 5/9 angle suggesting that, despite their 1991 divorce Pwhen WH was 27] there was a mutually beneficial affinity between mother-and-father. They maintained a professional relationship.


Surya-yuti-Shukra = entertainment, celebrity relationships, women's fashion display, singing

rules 4-home, childhood, life foundations, security


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[team-working bhratru-pati for Urisha indriya-lagna]


[arranging Uttarabhadra-3] [navamsha [Chandra-Tula] intuitively sensitive smoothly balanced arrangments


  • [Chandra-Meena] comforted by ancestral guidance * settled into rhythmic intuition * needs contemplative sanctuary
  • [Chandra in Uttarabhadra-Andromeda] soothed by wisdom systems * compassionate protectors of hierarchical rules * needs to provide orderly guidance
  • [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, community-activist
  • [Somana-yuti-Guru] Emotionally effusive * needs to expand * seeks familiar guidance * s heltered 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


community-linked, social-participation Chandra in classroom-11 rules

  • 3-business, writing, ensemble, entourage, scheduling, collaboration, writing -- contains Shukra-yuti-Surya
  • WH fashion-modeling, cinema, songwriting, musical performance career was a commercial enterprise managed by her dad Surya in bhava-3
  • She supported a huge entourage [Guru huge], plus a legion of managers and handlers [3]

WH musical- dramatic performances appealed emotionally to a broad [Somana-yuti-Guru] cross-section of the USA social collective [11] Guru-Meena diversity with a doctrinal quality. WH musical style was admired by fans young and old, rich and poor, black and white, men and women.

Chandra in classroom-11 crowds, earnings, social networking, revenues WH persona had a notable community focus . She self-expressed most vibrantly in larger groups such as church choirs.


Mom = the popular singer Cissy Houston.

Chandra-yuti-Guru = her mom's music also appealed to a wide demographic swath of listeners since she sang in several styles ranging from devotional church music [Guru] to drug-and-exploitation influenced nightclub material.

multiple mother figures Chandra-yuti-Guru, Many of mom's family-and-friends had maternal rolesin WH life. WH's many mothers supported the talented young girl as she rose through the ranks in the notoriously exploitive entertainment industry. To the extent possible, WH's many-mothers wisely [Guru] sheltered and protected her.


Doctrinally conservative Shani in Bhava-9 drishti absorbed into Chandra ++ Shani drishti absorbed into Surya suggest that both parents were constrained to produce an appearance of social decorum and uphold a standard of public behavior. WH identity as a gay woman was notoriously suppressed by both parents, who feared social judgment.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


  • Marriage-1-of-1
  • Kanya = assisting, ailing, argumentative, criticizing - contains Kuja-Kanya physical, active, igniting, innovative, productive = capacity for aggressive outbursts
  • bhava-5 = entertainment, drama, artistic performance, charisma, celebrity

WH endured an abusive marriage with a talented musical entertainer [5] who competed with her for dominance [Mangala] . In addition, he contested her sexual identity. Budha rules 5 occupies 4 = draining effect of 12th-from-7th-from-Chandra.


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

[balancing-bargaining yuvati-pati for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[contemplative-enclosing vyaya-pati for Urisha indriya-lagna]


  • [Mangala-Kanya] penetrating logic * proactive helping * thrust toward service * energetic assistance to the needy * pushy complaints * [potentially] vindictive * champion of litigious accusation * military planning * aggressive indictments * investigative journalism * medical treatment interventions
  • [Mangala in bhava-5] d rive toward creativity * pursuit of games * pioneering speculation * dynamic style of flamboyant display * competitive children * energized by romance * political conquests * productive intelligence * push toward celebrity * champion of romance * promotes choice-making *propulsive genius * actively charming


dynamically creative [Mangala in bhava-5] rules

  • 7 contractual relationships, marriage, agreements, advisers, attorneys, middlemen
  • 12-bedroom, imagination, conceptual thought, theory, research, interior guidance, hallucination, private prayer, retreat

yuvati-pati Mangala-Kanya occupies the marital 7th-from-Chandra, indicating a physically active and critically-investigating life mate


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

[collecting-preserving dhanesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]

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


[theatrical Pūrvaphalgunī-1] [navamsha Budha-Simha] [vargottamsha] intuitively explaining dramatic romantic artistic performance display

  • [Budha-Simha] political communications * articulation of unique creativity * delivers celebratory announcements * manufacturers bright displays * explains celebrity entitlements * romantic messages * 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-4] narrative of cultural roots * skillfully describes parochial routines * delivers ritual instructions * discusses protective caretaking * talks in rhythmic comfortable style * analysis of foundational security * conversations about defense * skilled handcraft of fenced shelters * explainer of homeland customs * patriotic slogans * detailed communication about nourishment * team collaboration in farming-and-fishing * transportation scheduling * s easonal planning * familiar sibling conversations


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

parental, habitual Budha in bhava-4 rules

  • 2-voice, heritage, traditions, genetics, song, knowledge, sound-tones
    • contains Rahu-Mithunaya signaling a potent, articulate, ambitious family-of-origin
    • scion of an African-American musical dynasty
  • 5-creativity, children, artistic performance, drama, entertainment industry


dhava-karaka [husband] bahuta-karaka [variety]



  • [Guru-Meena] much sleep * theoretical understanding * broad inner guidance * optimistic imaginings * inspirational dreams * intuitive beliefs * doctrine of esoteric understandings * expands the scope of contemplative awareness * multiple prayers * permission to envision
  • [Guru in bhava-11] great friendliness * much networking * much achievement * big social-participation groups * s everal 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-yuti-Chandra [Guru in bhava-11] [Revati] rules

  • 11, fanclubs community crowd-groups
  • 8-secrecy, camouflage, undisclosed finance, hidden relationships

[Guru in bhava-11] rules Ketu in the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking Dhanus 10th-from-Chandra.

  • WH had been in the public eye since her career began, age 14. Once into her 30's, WH exhaustion and reluctance to continue performing was well known.

Chandra-yuti-Guru expands the scope of WH social community. Known first as a live-audience Church singer, WH's popular mass-produced recordings developed a broad following. Her cinema performances garnered even more fans [11] and economic connections.


Randhresha Guru-Meena suggests that in addition to a friendship between the marriage partners, [the first husband] had qualities of eruptive change and rejuvenating rebirth [8]


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

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]


[ashtangata harana]




  • [Shukra-Karkata] values comforting routine * likes to nourish * attracted to settled habits * prefers a home-loving partner * taste for folk-lifestyle * appreciates farmers-and-fishers * pleased by secure borders * enjoys rhythmic seasons * adorns beautiful gardens * seeks balanced parenting arrangements * aesthetic of domestic sharing
  • [Shukra-3] seeks pleasure via communications * talks about relationships * s weetens the administrative tasks * s mooth style of messaging * enjoys commercial harmony * pleasant retinue * s atisfied 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 * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a manager-communicator-writer
  • [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 * s olipsistic romance * idealistic contracts * enjoys the game of deal-making * prefers self-confident partners


pleasantly communicative Shukra-3 rules

  • harmonizing Tula 10th navamsha containing familiar-face Chandra
  • 1-personality, embodiment, vitality, movement
  • rogesha 6-conflict, medication, disagreement, accusation

[Shukra-Karkata] occupies the emotionally-driven creative performance genius 5th from Chandra

  • musical, relationship-oriented, harmony-seeking, values-focused, wealth-accumulating entertainments

Urisha lagna = 3rd-from-Chandra + Shukra occupies 3rd-navamsha

Writing + Entourage

Whitney Houston wrote much of her own music.

musical touring throughout career; entourage, ensemble-drama; songwriting.

  • although a solo artist on stage [1], she was surrounded by technicians, stylists, stage managers, agents, and innumerable teammies


duro-karaka [endurance] * jara-karaka [Jahre, years]


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

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[imposes lawful order upon creative arts]

[fixed social limitations on children]

[politics of government hierarchy]


[Atmakaraka] ?

[ministering Dhaniṣṭha-2] [navamsha Shani-Kanya]

  • [Shani-Makara-Draco] heavy old institutions * obliged to conform to the time-clock * rigidly ranked class-systems * strict regimes * pressure to complete socially required duties * structural compression upon knees-calves-skeleton * * strictly imposed protocols * must normalize old rules * unyielding pressure of public judgment * class-conscious elders * punitive regulators * must endure proletarian manners * must continue disciplined work * scarce building resources * maintainer of old hierarchies
  • [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

  • 9-faith, sangha, paradigm of belief, credenda, catechism
  • 10 respected public positions, reputation

profitable Shani in Bhava-9 occupies conventional, conforming Makara

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

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

[passionate messaging via voice-face-hair]

[opportunistic discussions about finance]

[fascinating sound values]

[astonishing commercial acquisitions]



  • [Rahu-Mithunaya] shimmering illusion of cooperation * craving for conversation * mask of messaging * boundary-breaching broadcasts * extraordinary explanations * ambitious administration * preposterous propaganda * extravagant commercial transactions * marvelous advertising * thrilling photographs * unusual ensembles - exciting cohort * mesmerizing instructions * over-reaching management * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of information delivery * sensational scripts * exaggerated announcements * exceptional business methods *seeks privilege via communicator-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-2] passion for precious treasuries * in svabhava of Suave Shukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks glamorous goods * mesmerizing memories * risk-rewarding finance * fascinating voice * entrancing face * craving for important sound values * intriguing genetics * outsider who cleverly insinuates into prestige heritage * extraordinary recollection * mesmerizing speech-and-song * intermingled historical traditions * unconventional speech * shadowy interlopers infiltrate the family line * potential for opportunistic second marriage * mother's elder sibling exotic qualities * thrilling surge of storytelling * remarkable libraries * unusual alimony * ambitious hoard * mixed-language vocabulary * over-reaching evaluator roles * exotic foods * non-native breeds *captivating collections * social mobility sought via privileged knowledge


How Will I Know 1963-2012 singer model Whitney Houston * music was widely liked by exceptionally diverse social segments.

WH was called in the entertainment industry a /cross-over artist/ Her high-profile fashion-and-entertainment package easily crossed most of the race-and-class boundaries of the American pop-culture audience [Mithuna, audience].

Rahu in bhava-2 points to the heritage values and genetic knowledge carried via her family line, which had for generations mixed sacred-and-secular music, black-and-white fashion styles, and cultural-identity boundaries.


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

  • [Ketu-Dhanus] philosophically dissociates from sacred convictions * odd professors * dissolves indoctrination * empty paradigm of belief * dispersed worldview * not limited by conventional beliefs * eccentric teachings * peculiar convictions * ignores restricted catechesis * releases a warm golden cloud of broad inclusivity 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 in classroom-8] [accidental death, randomness] occupies [Pūrvāṣāḍhā-4] inspirational song

Ketu-8 in 10th-from-Chandra is often the socially recognized symbol [10 icons] of mysterious, Tragic Loss

Ultimately, WH gained highest repute for her suicide, followed by the suicide of her only child [Ketu dissolution] .

Her widely grieved death by drowning while drug-numbed, under stress from pressured re-entrance into a career she had wished to conclude, produced an emotionally evocative image of despair, incoherent tragedy, hopeless failure, and martyrdom to unsustainable public duties [10]


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