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1988-1990 + 1993-1996

Prime Minister of Pakistan

Benazir Bhutto

Earth-birth Sunday-21-Jun-1953

dematerialization 27-Dec-2007 [assassinated, age 54]


Prime Minister of Pakistan [1988-1990 + 1993-1996]

Benazir Bhutto



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Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities


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 nakshatra-pati 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, one attracts an elder husband along with 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 nakshatra-pati Surya. Typically, one attracts a generous husband.

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

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 calendar

Mangala Mahadasha * age 0 until age 5.4

Sep-1950 until Jul-1953 = Janma Sade-Sati Kanya-1

21-Jun-1953 Earth-birth in Karachi [Barbarikon] , Sindh, Dominion of Pakistan * Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru-9 father ++ Sade-Sati

Rahu Mahadasha * age 5.4 until age 23.4

1969 [BB age 16] started Radcliffe College, disconnected from familiar environment * Rahu-Ketu bhukti

Jun-1973 earned bachelor's diploma in Comparative Government from Radcliffe College of Harvard University * Rahu-Shukra bhukti + Shukra dhanapati-2 + dharmesha-9 knowledge

fall-1973 * travels to UK + enrolls at Oxford U for a second undergraduate degree * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya activates 12-distant lands

Dec-1976 elected as head of Oxford Union prestigious debating society * Rahu-Mangala chidra-dasha * Mangala activates 3-competitive debating groups

Guru Mahadasha * age 23.4 until age 39.4

1977 earned an additional bachelor's diploma in Philosophy-Politics-Economic from Oxford University * Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru activates 7 = 4th-from-4th diploma

Jun-1977 returns to Pakistan, planning to take the Foreign Service exam * Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru activates 7 = 4th-from-4th homeland

Jul-11977 her father, only recently re-elected, was overthrown by a sudden military coup * Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru activates 10th from Surya father's leadership

Nov-1979 until Oct-1982 = Janma Sade-Sati Kanya-1

04-Apr-1979 [BB age 25] her father Zulfikar Ali Bhutto = executed by hanging * Guru-Shani bhukti [Shani-yuti-Chandra] chandra activates 2nd-from-Surya +++ dvadasa Sade-Sati +++ Rahu the Noose in 8th-from-Surya

Following her father's political execution BB and her mother are imprisoned, released, imprisoned again. Final release Apr-1980

summer 1981 [BB age 27] = imprisoned in conditions of horrific heat, followed by long hospitalization * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani-yuti-Chandra + Shani in Bhava-1 rogesha-6 illness + jail + enemies + criminal accusations * Shani-1 flesh-body +++ janma Sade-Sati

12-Nov-1982 [BB age 28] named Chair of PPP [until 27-Dec-2007] * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha + karmesha

Jan-1984 [BB age 30] exiled to Europe by Zia regime * Guru-Ketu bhukti * wandering, exile

18-Jul-1985 [BB age 31] grieved the decease of younger brother Shahnawaz via suspected poisoning, in Nice France * Guru-Shukra bhukti * Shukra-8 sweet poison * Shukra activates 7th from 3rd-from-Chandra death of a younger sibling

18-Dec-1987 [BB age 34] exchange marriage vows with politician Asif Ali Zardari, in Karachi * Guru-Surya bhukti * Surya activates Simha 7th navamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Meena-Kanya contact Chandra-Kanya

21-Sep-1988 [BB age 35] celebrated the birth of child-1 [Son] Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra parivartamsha Budha * Budha lagnesha

06-Nov-1988 [BB age 35] won election Pakistan PM * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates 11 community goals

04-Dec-1988 until 6 Aug-1990 [BB age 35 until 37] = minister of defense * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra defense

04-Dec-1988 until 06 Dec 1990 [BB age 35 until 37] minister of finance * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates 11-economic systems

02-Dec-1988 until 06 Aug 1990 [BB age 35 until 37] prime minister * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra parivartamsha Budha * Budha karmesha

06-Aug-1990 [BB age 37] = deposed as Pakistan PM = corruption accusation * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha

Shani mahadasha * age 39.4 until decease age 54

19-Oct-1993 [BB age 40] = re-elected = prime minister [until 05 Nov-1996] Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani vidya-pati-5 political elections

20-Sep-1996 [BB age 43] police assassination of brother Murtaza * Shani-Budha bhukti [Budha-yuti-Ketu]

15-Apr-1999 [BB age 46] again, deposed as Pakistan PM = corruption accusation * Shani-Ketu bhukti * Ketu amputation, removal [Budha-yuti-Ketu]

18-Oct-2007 [BB age 54] after long exile in UK, BB returns to Pakistan * Shani-Rahu bhukti * Rahu in bhava-5 passion for politics

18-Oct-2007 [BB age 54] Assassination attempt in Karachi * Shani-Rahu bhukti

27-Dec-2007 [BB age 54] dematerialization * murdered during a political rally at 6:16 PM in Rawalpindi, Pakistan * Shani-Rahu bhukti

BhuttoBenazir_3.jpgDistinctive features of the nativity


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


[retreating vyaya-pati for Kanya udaya-lagna]




  • [Surya-Mithunaya] Mithra * neighbor, companion * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the conversational gesturing rashi of Budha
  • [Surya in bhava-10] [dik-bala] * bright center of hierarchy * confidently governing * legislative intelligence * focus on social order * regulatory entitlements * political authority * brilliant career * eye on elite positions * radiant reputation * sparkling center of the leadership drama * father may be a governor-regulator-boss
  • [Surya-yuti-Kuja] confidently progressive * bright warrior * moves in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent brother-figures * self-reflexive political pursuits * champion of brilliant ideals * competitive father-figure * entitled to conquer * focused on winning * radiantly pioneering


Dad =


Both vtatapathi Surya ++ randhresha Mangala afflict bhava-10 leadership. BB attempted to govern within an extremely volatile, violent, and male-dominant culture of the strong-man


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[friendly vriddhi-pati for Kanya udaya-lagna]

[comforted by embodiment of service ministries]

[sensitive to logical economic argument]

[needs to help protect the earning laborers]

[emotionally attuned to unfair marketplace networks]

[mother may be a ministering socialite, a social-participation aide, or a well-connected fundraiser]


[Chandra-1 parivartamsha Budha-11]


  • [Chandra-Kanya] comforted by remedial service * sensitive to logical argument * needs to help
  • [Chandra in Chitra-Tvastr] comforted by engineered arrangements * protectors of innovative design * soothed by patterned movement * clever hands
  • [Chandra in classroom-1] comfort in glowing incandescent embodiment * familiar with kinetic energy * feels the beating pulse of muscular movement * accustomed to body-based emotional response * needs rhythmic energy flow * attuned to oceans * feels like a pioneer * soothed by championship * sensitive to new birth * seeks calming routine activities * undulating personality * mother may be a life-protector, a sea-farer, a midwife, sentimental
  • [Somana-yuti-Shani] [nishturabashi yoga] Emotionally constricted * punitive parents * sensitive to class boundaries * soothed by structure * needs rigid routines * heavy maternal workload * comfortable with elders * familiar with hierarchies * fearful mother * calmed by strict rules * feels like a worker


Mom = Nusrat Ispahani Bhutto.

In addition to escorting her husband to formal events over the decades of his elite career, Mom held high-ranking political and government positions [without portfolio] .

  • Her behavior was both supportive and adversarial toward her daughter. Shani-yuti-Chandra ++ Shani activates both 5 and 6, always a double-edged sword for the Kanya nativity.
  • Begum Bhutto was beset by cancer [6] and later in her life an enduring dementia [6] .
  • It was said that she did not ever know that BB had been assassinated. Shani rogesha.

MARRIAGE support expectations partnership


  • marriage-1 -- BB was married only once
  • Meena bhava-7 contracts, arrangements
  • 10th-from-10th leadership roles public duties
  • Benazir Bhutto agreed to a traditional arranged marriage.

Guru in bhava-9 suggests that the husband's profile = similar to the father's

  • AA Zardari = son of a political, financially privileged landowning family from the Sindh. GGuru-Urisha
  • Asif Zardari's class background was similar to BB's upbringing
  • yuvati-pati-7 Guru in bhava-9 provides paternalistic patronage iva the husband

  • Three children were born into the marriage.


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


  • [Mangala-Mithunaya] vigorous pursuit of interaction * competitive commerce * proactive information delivery * energetic group collaboration * dynamic debate * dominating gestures * lively writing * kinetic conversation * push toward explanatory instruction * champion of process management
  • [Mangala in bhava-10] [dik-bala] drive toward high position * pursuit of social authority * fights for rank * pushes upward gaining status * invasive regulation * hierarchical dynamics * dominating executive roles * energized governing conquests * champion of leadership elites
  • [Kuja-yuti-Surya] kinetic creativity * high-energy confidence * dynamic genius * dominating force joins willful charm * competitive politics * brilliant winner * physically active father-figure * vigorous theatrical display

Kuja dristhi into

  • 1- personality appearance
  • 4 parents, ethnicity
  • 5 politics, drama, entitlement

mutual drishti between Shani-Kanya +++Mangala-Mithunaya = permanent mental tension

QUOTATION from B.V. Raman writing in A Catechism of Astrology . p. 30

" ... Saravaliascribes the following results:

...When Saturn occupies Gemini or Virgo and is aspected by Mars,

he will be obstinate , will be awkward in form and appearance ,

will be attacked by fits ,

and will carry others' burden."

...When Mars occupies Gemini or Virgo and is aspected by Saturn,

he will be an agriculturist , employed in mining,

will be an itinerant , will be an occupant of hilly places and forts,

will be poor, dirty and miserable ."

Kuja activates Chandra-Chitra

Kuja-yuti-Surya political identification with her father [Surya] and brothers [Kuja]


Mangala activates Vṛścika 10th navamsha * containing empowered Surya = father, political power, secrecy

Mangala resides in the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra = leadership vitality, verbal acuity

Navamsha [uchcha] Mangala-12 indicates dynamic, competitive corporate-institutional dominance in the international realm [12]


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

[energizing lagnesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[karmesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[narrative of ethno-cultural community]

[leadership in homeland economics]


[Budha-yuti-Ketu ]

[Budha-11 parivartamsha Chandra-1]

[Budha activates Kanya-1 Karakamsha = unique personality]

  • [Budha-Karkata] comfortable communications * hand-arm-shoulders make protective gestures * rhythmic articulation of root culture * discusses ancestral morality * prescriptive routines * argues for foundational stability * describes protective fencing * parochial talk * converses about caretaking * environmental wardens * issues customary pronouncements * delivers land-use information * patriotic declarations * habitually chats about the local settlement
  • [Budha in bhava-11] narrative of information systems * describes ecological gridwork * calculates economic profit * reports on revenues * describes distributive networks * talks about social participation * sibling-type friendships * conversations about voluntary connections * announces achievements * delivers interlinking instructions * discussion in large assemblies * defines the webworks of community
  • [Budha-yuti-Ketu ] mentally disconnected * explainer of impermanence * describes dissociation * articulates the process of dissolution * evacuated meeting spaces * incoherent conversations * sends prayers to the ineffable * spacey siblings * surrenders the attempt to render a complete message * speaks as the observing Witness * may channel the talkative spirits


Economic policy formulations.


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

  • [Guru-Urisha] optimistic about capitalization * big hoard * many voices * many collections * believes in history * doctrine of values fulfillment * permission for pleasure * financial guidance * many cattle * expands the scope of voice-speech-song * multiple treasuries
  • [Guru in bhava-9] [karako bhavo nashto] [svabhava] * tolerance for diverse doctrines * multiple beliefs * expansive ideology * much sermonizing * broad humanistic understanding * sanctimonious father * multiple father-guru-professor figures * extensive worldview * patron of philosophy * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be an ideologue or spiritual guide


Guru in bhava-9 = bandhesha-4 = ideology of patriotism

dhava-kakara Guru-9 husband = professor, financier [Vrishabha] , father-figure

mutual drishti exchange between Guru-Urisha+++Rahu-Makara-Draco = expansive ambitious optimism


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 activates 9-Arudha lagna * Vrishabha-9 containing Guru * 5th-from-5th royalty celebrity father politics +++ internationalism + anti-parochialism

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

[inimical rogesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[creative vidya-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[strict rules for approved action]

[obligation to make formal movements]

[identified with intractable conflicts]

[unbalanced social pressure upon physical appearance]

[self-discipline applied to disagreeable tasks]

[chronic personality disorder]



[Atmakaraka governance, systems, economics, social-participation networks, responsibility]

vargottamsha Shani-Chitra

  • [Shani-Kanya] overburdened accusations * obliged to sustain litigious disagreements * rigidly persistent disease conditions * mandatory argumentation * structural compression upon colon + digestive tract * must normalize exploitation * weighty subordinate tasks * hierarchical conditions of enforced servitude * must work within master-slave systems * must respect antiquated physicians * slow-acting remedies * intractable servants * stubborn employees * insufficient pharmacy * must work with dried medications * must continue to minister to the suffering * scarce service resources * maintainer of old arguments
  • [Shani in Bhava-1] steady time-structured personality * mature conduct * must produce under pressure * strictly orderly movement * regimented appearance * grim determination to survive * tense competition * muscular fatigue * required activity drills * chronically impeded self-expression * bodily seizures * identified with heavy responsibility * resists unnecessary change * often looks older * lives to work * elders preserve class-conscious identity
  • [Shani-yuti-Chandra] [nishturabhashi yoga] social resistance to natural rhythms * imposition of pragmatic routines * delayed security * class-conscious mother * limited creature-comforts * parental policing * stubborn guilt * obligatory caretaking duties * emotional withholding * punitive parents * class-structured ethnicity * uncomfortable discipline * oppressed sensitivities * dries-freezes the flow of nourishing liquids * needs regulatory order * blocked feelings * must earn emotional affection


both Guru and Rahu cast drishti upon ruler of 5 + 6 = Shani-Chitra + Vriddhi-pati Chandra-Chitra in radical Kanya lagna

vidya-pati-5 Shani atmakaraka politics * containing Rahu-Makara ++ [Shani-yuti-Chandra] = gambler who bets that they can impose the rule of law in highly unlawful circumstances

Shani activates Kumbha navamsha -1= social-participation karaka

emotional dynamics of marriage read from [7th-from-Chandra-1] ** chandra-1 endures a nishturabashi yoga


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

  • [Rahu-Makara-Draco] shimmering illusion of dignity * craving for social status *mirage of elite authority * mask of hierarchy * mairage of privileged social position * over-reaching institutional leadership * fascinating ascent to respected position * unorthodox methods of social ordering * extraordinary claims to statutory jurisdiction * extravagant elitism * thrilling seniority * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of responsible governance , boss authority, regulator-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-5] passion for politics, celebrity, games * in svabhava of Splendid Surya, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual children * outsider who cleverly insinuates into center-stage creative roles * out-of-bounds creativity * amplified poetic romance * enchanting charismatic individuality * craves the center-of-attention * intriguing displays of creative genius * seeks special, important role in performance arts * unconventional literary entertainments * desires royalty roles * fascinating pageantry * mesmerizing celebrity * entrancing dramatic splendor * exciting children * opportunistic lovers * ambitious games-players * Rahu the Poseur may wear the persona [mask] of a dramatic actor or a celebrated intellectual * unorthodox performance brings the lights * craves the glory * boundary-breaching children [often adopted] * flamboyant fashion * exceptional offspring * thrilled by political theatre


mutual drishti exchange between Guru-Urisha+++Rahu-Makara-Draco = expansive ambitious optimism

Rahu in bhava-5 * ambition to win elections, be in the center-stage of government [Makara], celebrity entitlements

Guru-Rahu in mutual aspect = entitled, wise, exaggerated and vibrant personality


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

  • [Ketu-Karkata] calmly dissociates from foundational habits * surrenders material security * placidly empty shelters * disregards conventional caretaking * not limited by customary routines * ignores restriction on farming-and-fishing * abandons owned property * forgives the ancestors * releases a soothing pink cloud of ancient rhythms into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-11] eccentric friends * no limits on profitability * dissolves barriers in community * peculiar social network * vacuous associations * irrelevance of material achievements * intangible goals * ambivalence toward economic linkage * disappearing elder siblings * ignores marketplace earnings * surrenders the electro-magnetic connections * unless other graha in 11, may prefer to live free from electricity = off-the-grid.
  • [Ketu-yuti-Budha] miscalculations * incoherent grammar * empty talk * unsustainable explanations * chats about non-existent events * disconnected sibling-cohort * apathetic evangelism * incomplete details * witty misnomers * fragmented schedules * unfulfilled deliveries * illogical messaging * impermanent plans * liberation via mental surrender * for commercial nativities, may dissolve the cooperative team

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