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International Music Celebrity entertainer

guitar virtuoso





a.k.a. Prince Rogers Nelson

a.k.a. the artist formerly known as Prince

a.k.a. Skipper

Earth-birth 07-Jun-1958

dematerialization 21-Apr-2016 [age 57]


Touring musician





Prince Rogers Nelson

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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."


Prince in 1980 [his age 22]


Prince_2.png Biographical Details matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Rahu Mahadasha

07-Jun-1958 Earth-birth in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

24-Sep-1968 [PRN age 10] parents divorce * Rahu-Ketu bhukti ++ R-K opposition

Guru Mahadasha

1978 [PRN age 20] first musical recording contract with Warner Bros. * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 5-entertainment + 6-exploitation

1982 [PRN age 24] musical double-album 1999 yields widespread critical acclaim * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha karmesha = recognition, authority

28-Feb-1984 [PRN age 26] earns first Grammy Award * Guru-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 9-celebrity

1984 [PRN age 27] cinema-and-music production Purple Rain gains both critical and popular acclaim * Guru-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 9-celebrity

Shani mahadasha

Mar-1993 until Jun-1995 - Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha-6

14-Feb-1996 [PRN age 38] celebrated consecration of marriage-1-of-2 * Shani-Budha svabhukti * Budha activates Kanya Svamsha * gochara R-K transit via Kanya-Meena contact Kanya lagna

16-Oct-1996 [PRN age 38] celebrated the birth of child-1 [lived 1 week only, died of congenital disorder] Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 8th-from-Chandra

1998 [PRN age 40] marital separation-1 * Shani-Shukra bhukti [Shukra-yuti-Ketu]

2001 [PRN age 43] joined Jehovah's Witness congregation * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 9-faotj doctrine

25-Aug-2001 [PRN age 43] grieved the decease of father * Shani-Surya bhukti - Budha-yuti-Surya - Budha activates 2nd-from-Surya

31-Dec-2001 [PRN age 43] consecration of marriage-2-of-2 with businesswoman Manuela Testolini [Manuela age 25] Shani-Surya bhukti [Budha-yuti-Surya] * Budha activates 2nd-from-Surya Knnya Svamsha * gochara R-K transit via Mithuna-Dhanus contact navamsha [Mūla-Chandra]

15-Feb-2002 [PRN age 43] grieved the decease of mother * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya activates 7th-from- Chandra-Kumbha

Apr-2005 [PRN age 46] separation * Shani-Rahu bhukti

2006 divorce-2 [PRN age 47] Shani-Rahu bhukti

Budha Mahadasha

2015 [PRN age 56] onset of severe hip pain * Budha-Shukra bhukti [Shukra-yuti-Ketu] dissolution of cartilage [Ketu] produces arthritis ++ Snani-Return

21-Apr-2016 [PRN age 57] physical dematerialization via drug overdose fentanyl. Drug dependency originating in severe hip pain * Budha-Shukra bhukti * maraka Shukra activates -2

Prince_guitar.jpg Biographical Details matched to Vimshottari Dasha bhukti


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

[retreating-contemplative vyaya-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[karako bhavo nashto for father, patrons, indoctrinators]


[ethno-rhythmic Rohini-4] [navamsha Surya-Karkata] inuitively confident local folkways radiance


  • [Surya-Urisha] Ravaye * the noisy one, the roaring one [Ravi = firebird; Rava = howl, yell, or squawk] * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the acquisitive sensual rashi of Shukra
  • [Surya in bhava-9] icon of inspirational 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-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



Dad = John Lewis Nelson [b. 1916 d. 2001] = jazz musician and songwriter. Dad collaborated with his son Prince on songs, as a credited co-writer. in the 1980's.

[Surya in bhava-9] resides in the security-seeking, local-culture, parental, protective 4th-from-Chandra


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[friendly-gainful vriddhi-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]


[Dhaniṣṭha-4] [navamsha Chandra-Vṛścika] intuitively sensitive discovering-transformative feelings

  • [ Chandra-Kumbha] comforted by friendship * sensitive to gridworks * needs marketplace connection
  • [Chandra in Dhaniṣṭha-Delphinus] soothed by forceful climbing * protectors of structured competition * pursues routines of systematic dominance
  • [Chandra in classroom-6] comfortable with caretaking * accustomed to nursing * calmed by humility * ill-or-exploited-or-adversarial mother * familiar with animosity * acculturated to accusation * familiar with betrayal * habituated to indictment * needs to be helpful * feels the pulse of service ministry * protects the sick-and-vulnerable * routine domestic conflict * emotionally attuned to victims * settled into the rhythm of problematics * seeks ritual remedies * soothed by medication * suffers rhythmically repeating ailments * undulating imbalances * mother may be a servant, health-aide, apothecary, physician or mother suffers injury-illness


[Chandra in classroom-6]

  • rules 11-marketplace earnings, community connections


Mom = Mattie Della Shaw = a jazz singer

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


  • marriage-1-of-2
  • bhava-12
  • Simha
  • lifepartner-1 = artistic musical performer [Simha] = backup-singer.
  • 12 = invisible roles, stays in the background
  • first marriage for Chandra-6 = often challenged by distancing, either physical or emotional
  • typically to a mate who is inaccessible or enclosed into a foreign cultural context

8th-from- [7th-from-Chandra-6]

  • marriage-2-of-2
  • bhava-7 agreement, bargains, arrangements, equity
  • Meena charity
  • Lifemate-2 = a beautiful petite Canadian-Italian businesswoman.
  • 8th-from-7th-from-Chandra contains Mangala-Meena suggesting her competitive acumen.
  • second lifepartner met while she worked for his charity
  • [Mangala in bhava-7] indicates a dynamic, forward-moving personality
  • 2nd-from-Chandra = 7 advocacy, representation, equity
  • lifepartner-2 = characterized as a businesswoman


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

  • [Mangala-Meena] vigorous pursuit of intuition * warrior in the Dreamworld * energetic action behind-the-scenes * proactive envisioning * push toward private prayer * vitally active imagination * invisible impact * indefinite impulses * pursues clairsentient roles * sound-healing engineer * conquest within walled enclosures * champion of sanctuary
  • [Mangala in bhava-7] drive toward bargaining * pursuit of agreement * impatient with stagnant arrangements * invasive negotiation * diplomatic dynamics * energized contracts * innovative conquests * pushes toward liaison * invigorates alliances


[Mangala in bhava-7] occupies [2nd-from-Chandra] contentious, argumentative family who are mainly sparring about philosophical, visionary issues ++ matters of promise, covenant, oath, pledge, contract


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

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[talks about legacy historical beliefs]

[identified with narratives of heritage doctrinal value]

[detailed assessment of music-tone-color]

[calculates the itemized treasury]

[delivers storytelling guidance to youth]

[exponent of financially principled charity]

[father may be banker-financier-musician]


[innovative Rohini-1] [navamsha Budha-Mesha] intuitively explaining conquesting competition


  • [Budha-Urisha] financial communications * articulation of tonal value * talks about stored goods * discusses collected assets * delivers descriptive evaluations * sends historic messages * skillfully signals the music * preservation methods * describes sound frequencies * hands-arms-shoulders send sensual gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-9] narrative of father-figure * witty guru * celebrated communicator * repeats the catechism * ideological reasoning * reiterates the doctrine * skillful grandchildren * discusses patronage * detailed articulation of worldview * explains the paradigm of belief * talks about sacred texts * examines the dharma * interprets theoretical claims * delivers quick sermons * logical investigations into philosophical truths * chatty priests * religious dialogues
  • [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 in bhava-9] resides in the security-seeking, parental [4th-from-Chandra]

Budha = lagnesha ++ karmesha

Prince has been described by music critics as a music-marketing genius due to his narrative focus on hedonistic sexual language.

In Guru-Guru svabhukti,

PRN's career was launched with an explosive combination of explicit lyrics appealing to restless younger audiences, along with extraordinary musical arrangements. He combined this astounding artistic blend with truly extraordinary, even transcendent, stage performance charisma.


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


[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

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


[Chitra-2] [navamsha Guru-Kanya] [vargottamsha] intuitively expansive contemplative understanding of imbalanced inequity

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

  • [Guru-Kanya] expansive ministry of service * many servants * numerous employees * indoctrination of laborers * much logical argumentation * conflicted guidance * permission to help * generously assists many victims * optimistic about medication * believes in aid * doctrine of benevolent humility
  • [Guru in bhava-1] * much vitality * philosophical personality * permission for unrestricted action * generous disposition * numerous identities * expands the scope of competition * many cheerful sporting activities * believes in birthright * expansive aura * extra height-or-girth * embodiment of tolerant cheer * a patron of personal benefit * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be an expander-philanthropist-benefactor


Permanent cycle of self-transformation via

Guru in bhava-1 in 8th-from-Chandra


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

  • [Shukra-Mesha] appreciation of direct movement * likes innovation * aesthetic of physicality * attracted to champions * pleasures of conquest * kinetic sensuality * prefers a lithely sporting partner * sweetly competitive * aristocratic agreements
  • [Shukra-8] seeks pleasure via occult secrets * enjoys rejuvenating relationships * balanced healing arts * aesthetic of non-disclosure * camouflaged arrangements * hidden equity * pleasing designs to adorn the sexual-reproductive organs * sensual sphincters * obscured finance * likes initiation * transformed by feminine-figures * delighted by sudden renewal * pleasant in-laws * appreciation of identity change * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may hold a secretive position
  • [Shukra-yuti-Ketu] sweetened surrender * gracious abandonment * attracts vacuous feminine-figures * appreciation for fair terms of dissolution * disoriented negotiations * unconcerned with conventional beauty * empty contracts * apathetic arrangements * impermanent agreements * prefers relationships with spiritual partners


Complex situation for Shukra * art, music, design, relationships.

Mental fragmentation ++ eccentric writing

Shukra-yuti-Ketu resides in the mentalized, writing, lyrical 3rd-from-Chandra

Younger sister = a recognized singer


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

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

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]



[Atmakaraka duty, structure, legal systems, persistence, normalcy, conventional behavior]

  • [Shani-Vṛścika] burdened by puzzling enigma * obliged to uncover the camouflaged realities * heavy responsibility for mass transformation * must regulate the occult identity changes * must explore masked trauma * must resist self-destruction * mandatory recycling * bodily stress zone = ovaries + testes + anus * imposes strict confidentiality rules * cautiously exposes hidden knowledge * must regulate the threat of disaster * at times, penetration of the mysteries requires great effort * must work with sudden eruptions * must accept the healing systems of elder shamans * must normalize the catastrophe * respects the slow-moving cycles of proletarian revolution * scarce healing resources * maintainer of old secrets
  • [Shani in Bhava-3] steady time-structured dialogue * heavy responsibility for business * obstructionist younger siblings * disciplined handwork * required writing * must message * obliged to explain * cautious instructions * orderly teamwork * tense interactions * communicative fatigue * chronic sadness * stops spontaneous announcements * mental depression due to old repeating thoughts * may limit the hearing * tight time management * regulated schedules * elders preserve materialistic mentality


Atmakaraka Shani

after a long and persistent legal battle with a dominant corporation, in a landmark case that was celebrated by musicians worldwide, Prince famously won the legal ownership rights to his catalog of songs

He was also a member of a religious group that forbids college education and requires rigorous uniformity of conduct and belief

[Shani in Bhava-3] resides in 10th-from-Chandra

Above all his astounding varieties of creative talent, Prince is remembered primarily as a lyrical writer

Shani in Bhava-3 may also be a dogmatic thinker


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

[Chitra-4] [navamsha Rahu-Vrischika] intuitively over-reaching passion for transformation-discovery

  • [Rahu-Tula] shimmering illusion of balance * craving for trade * mask of fairly bargained contracts * over-reaching advocacy * outsider who cleverly insinuates into trusted counseling roles * sweetly unconventional adjudication * exceptional accommodation * mixed-measure balance * extravagant brokerage * mirage of suave deal-making * extraordinary terms of mutual agreement * gracious non-customary alliances * ambitious diplomacy * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] equity-assured negotiation * seeks privilege via adviser-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

OUTCOMES - RAHU-Chitra-bhava-2

Rahu-Chitra is fascinatingly gifted with the hands. In the Tula pada 2-4, musical instruments and cosmetic surgery. Design arts, drawing, architecture, financial contracts, family heritage of music.

Capitalization, Voice-Face, Rahu-challenge to rigid social practices in finance, politics, worthiness, truth. Entrancing speakers, cleverly sonorous values-based speech.

Rahu in bhava-2 seeks privilege via important - often risky - cultural-mixing roles in evaluation, assessment, language, memory, knowledge, voice-speech-song, face-genetics, heritage, tradition, family lineage, food, seeds, herds-hoards, storage-stories-history, libraries, museums, databases, collections, banking, reserves, preservation, assets, capital wealth.

Rahu in bhava-2 resides in 9th-from-Chandra

Mother's father has a risk-rewarded, exciting, boundary-breaching character

Challenge to the Old Financial Order

Prince was widely appreciated and admired among musical artists for his extraordinary, boundary-challenging decision to obtain the financial rights to his own musical works. Via a prolonged series of lawsuits [Tula] against the powerful legal force of big-money in music, Prince eventually won a precedent-setting judgment that the industry captains could not permanently own any artists creative work.


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

  • [Ketu-Mesha] physically dissociates from competitive dominance * incomplete nobility * eccentric innovations * unconventional athletics * heroic push forward into nothingness * dissolute conquest * not limited by blood or birth * ignores restrictions on kinetic movement * releases a blood-red cloud of dynamic energy into the misty abyss, not limited by blood or birth, ignores restriction on innovative movement
  • [Ketu in classroom-9] disinterested in credenda * wandering worldview * disengaged from faith doctrine * disregards theory * liberating philosophy * irrelevance of patriarchal dogma * ambivalence toward conventional convictions * spacey father * weird beliefs * ignores the ordinary understandings * incoherent ideology * unless other graha in 9, may prefer to live free from father-figures
  • [Ketu-yuti-Shukra] unsatisfied * unsustainable arrangements * invalid promises * broken bargains * dissolved contracts * beautiful injustice * sweetly unfulfilled vows * fragmented negotiations * nicely abandoned alliances * absence of equity * apathetic brokerage * peculiar music * distrust * pleasantly empty relationships * liberating release of vows * for husbandly nativities, may dissolve-or-disconnect the wifely-figures.

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