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his traveling entourage had several dynamic singers and musicians, including

political colleague of


Rev. Martin Luther King and POTUS-36 Great Society 1908-1973 Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1966


28-Aug-1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr waves to the crowd following the I Have a Dream speech in Washington DC.



Champion of Human Rights & Civil Rights

American Christian theologian

social justice activist

1964 Nobel Peace Prize

icon of nonviolent social change

leader of radical anti-poverty + anti-war movements

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

a.k.a. Michael King

a.k.a. MLK

Earth-birth Tuesday-15-Jan-1929

dematerialization 04-Apr-1968 (assassinated, age 39)



USA Civil Rights Champion

Social justice activist



Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

birth data from,_Jr.

tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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MLK's birth time was reckoned by his mother's statement at "high noon"

born on Panchami * Shukla Paksha

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


Shrona * Hari * Apramaya * Azvattha

BPL commentary

For Zra-vana births of masculine valence, the condition of reflective, sheltering, undulating, rhythmic, routinized, culturally rooted, boundary-defending, security-seeking, nourishing, parental, matrikaraka Chandra may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Soma-ruled paradigm of Apramaya, mother-figures, protectors, guardians, elemental spirits, natural environments, waters, roots, eggs, gardeners, farmers, fisher-folk, caretakers, foundation-builders, police, schoolteachers, parents, providers of nourishment, and defenders of the root culture, may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Aquila. Their purpose is sensitive, parental leadership and maintenance of the comforting rhythms of the social order.

The Listener * Shaman

Śrāviṣṭha gentlemen are exceptionally concerned with their social reputation. Parental in their authority style, they adopt organizational caretaker roles and are found in secure positions at all levels of society. Śrāvaṇa are often found working in the slow but reliable bureaucracies which evoke their characteristic persevering patience.

Apramaya-born are often found operating charitable agencies, teaching school, or protecting their cultural foundations. Although their careers may elevate to the highest ranks of social decision-making, Hari-born remember always the simple family folk and their concerns with property, security, and nourishment.

As fathers, teachers, and social leaders, Shravistha chaps are generally stable and protective. They are blessed with an intuitive understanding of the social law in context of ancient customs. Many are lawyers, judges, social-justice advocates, or teachers of the law.

In personal relationships, their comfort-seeking Chandra seeks an equally placid, parental match. Yet, being such peaceful people, these men may find balance with wives who are somewhat more outspoken.

Śrāvaṇa-born are highly skilled listeners. Due to their exceptional sensitivity to rhythm, pace, and tone, Śrāvaṇa can be singers and musicians. Śrāviṣṭha gentlemen are typically superb dancers who delight in the orchestrated flow of gracious dancing. When the occasion calls for careful listening to the beat of the music, their steps may be practiced and elegant.

Measured, appropriate tone

Śrāvaṇa must combine Shani's mandate to maintain the larger social order with parental Chandra's focus on the local settlement, housing, schools, and farms. Often their focus is property law.

Although public dignity remains important, Śrāvaṇa fellows are also concerned to maintain the steady life flow [Chandra] of the ethnicity or the nation. Combining Chandra's orientation to the past with Shani's need for reliable rules of conduct, Shrona folks may appear to be rather old-fashioned. They find comfort in the old liturgical rhythms and are often regular participants in the rites of public worship. Their most cherished roles are usually Father and Grandfather.

Themes of social stability, public safety, property rights, protection of the old routines, maintenance of the tribe, and the soothing rhythms of homelife may contextualize Śrāvaṇa's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Śrāvaṇa

QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra.p 86.

"An excellent character, the keynote of which is kind heartedness and generosity,

  • particularly to those less fortunate than himself.

This man will always be able to accumulate the good things of life

  • without injuring anyone else to do so.

He will be disposed to share his belongings with the poor and needy.

  • The extent of his activities in this direction,

  • will of course depend on his station in life.

Many social workers and philanthropists have Śrāvaṇa rising.

He will also be very religious

  • and will participate in church activities

  • if his environment permits.


MLK during the 1960's


King_MartinLuther_photo2.gifBiographical details matched to Vimshottari dasha timeline

Guru Mahadasha * age birth until age 8.3

15-Jan-1929 Earth-birth in Atlanta, Georgia, USA * Guru-Ketu bhukti

Shani mahadasha * age 8.3 until age 27.3

1948 (MLK age 19) completed BA Sociology at Morehouse College * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates 4-diploma

1951 (MLK age 21) earned B.Div. diploma from Crozer Theological Seminary * Shani-Rahu bhukti * Rahu gives effect of Shukra-rules-7 = 4th-from-4th second diploma

18-Jun-1953 (MLK age 24) exchange marriage vows with Coretta Scott, a vocalist-songwriter-musician * Shani-Rahu bhukti * R-K gochara Makara-Karkata contact Karkata Svamsha

1953-55 writing dissertation = missing citations + use of extended unmarked source material * Shani-Rahu bhukti * Rahu in bhava-2 risky use of knowledge

1955 (MLK age 26) earned Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Boston University * Shani-Guru chidra-dasha * Guru activates Shani-9 theological doctrine

17-Nov-1955 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Shani-Guru chidra-dasha

Budha Mahadasha * age 27.3 until decease age 39

1957 * MLK co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. * Budha-Budha svabhukti * Budha in bhava-10 leadership rules 3-committees + 6-complaint, exploitation

Feb-1959 (MLK age 30) traveled to India to consult with colleagues of Mohandas Gandhi * Budha-Ketu bhukti * Ketu wandering

28-Aug-1963 (MLK age 34) historic speech I Have a Dream delivered in Washington DC * Budha-Chandra bhukti * Somana-yuti-Shukra activates 2-speech

Jan-1964 until Dec-1966 Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha

1964 Nobel Peace Prize (MLK age 35) * Budha-Mangala bhukti * Rahu-yuti-Mangala * Mangala lagnesha rules 8-identity change ++ janma Sade-Sati

04-Apr-1968 (MLK age 39) dematerialization = Assassinated by rifle shot * Budha-Rahu bhukti

Distinctive features of the Nativity

Surya * pitri-karaka (father) * jyoti-karaka (light)

[randhresha for Makara-born]

[bright focus of lawful transformation]

[radiates political confidence using hierarchical status]

[class-conscious revolutionary father]

[center-stage roles in changing social structure]




  • Surya-Makara-Draco * Savitra * the stimulator * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the hierarchical structuring rashi of Shani
  • Surya in bhava-1 * center of attention * bright embodiment * intelligence for competition * focus on appearance * genius for innovative self-expression * athletic entitlements * eye on personality * sparkling center of embodied vitality * father may be an icon-competitor-inventor
  • [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

FATHER and Paternal Grandfather

Dad (b 19-Dec-1897) a respected Surya in bhava-10 Baptist preacher of a prominent urban congregation . Budha activates 3 + 6 representing the servitude experienced by many congregants.

Father's father = non-religious, angry, exploited, alcoholic. 9th-from-Surya = Kanya-6Dad was himself a distinguished authority figure. Surya-yuti-Budha = Makara-10. Surya activates Simha-5-politics. The father's primary social role as public speaker = Surya-yuti-Budha speech, song + 6-complaint, argumentation + 3-scripted conversations, scheduling, committee-work.


Surya in bhava-10 activates 5-intelligence, creativity, celebrity, Politics

With Surya in kendra, the social prominence of both father and son is evident. Yet, the capacity for material achievement is limited by the rashi and the angle. Both figures were instrumental and inspirational in the quest to achieve full civil respect for African-Americans, but their nativities show that visibility is shaped by Budha's problematic rulership of 3 + 6.

Chandra * matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)

Chandra activates Karkata Svamsha

  • Chandra-Kumbha * comforted by networks * sensitive to connectivity * needs community
  • Chandra in Purvabhadra-Pegasus * soothed by expansive understanding * protectors of philosophical doctrine * preaches a broad perspective on human needs
  • Chandra in classroom-2 * comfort in collections* familiar with history * needs to tell stories * accustomed to storage * nourished by heritage knowledge * settled into the rhythm of languages * feels the repeating pulse of inventory counting * emotionally attuned to accumulated values * calmed by conservation * undulating voice * intuits the incantations * acculturated to sound-speech-song * mother may be a traditionalist, historian, librarian, singer
  • Somana-yuti-Shukra * Emotionally indulgent * comforted by balanced arrangements * nourished by sensual pleasures * sensitive to feminine folks * needs to negotiate * luxury-loving mother * seeks shelter in alliances * preference for owned properties * soothed by beauty * feels like a partner

MOTHER and Maternal Grandmother

MLK's mother Alberta Christine Williams was an only-child (b 13-Sept-1903). Somana-yuti-Shukra = mother is indulged by her parents. Mom was a busy and popular socialite, preacher's wife, community activist, and networker. Chandra in classroom-11

MLK was close to his maternal grandmother, a woman of influence and strong personality, who was a busy and respected community activist, socialite preacher's wife. Lagnesha Kuja-yuti-Rahu in 4th-from-4th = mother's mother.


USA Civil Rights 1929-1968 Rev. Martin Luther King * Chandra-yuti-Shukra-2. Rulers of 4 + 7 + 10 occupy bhava-2 speech, genetics, family heritage. Mom was a busy preacher's wife, of great repute in her world. MLK's inherited vocal style from both his preacher father and his singer mother [2]

Chandra activates 4 = foundational rights, caretaking, basic teaching, ethnic identity, rituals

Chandra prefers to remain within the predictable and reliable patterns of the folkways + needs to maintain cultural roots.

Shukra-yuti-Chandra added an element of music (a binding Chandra force for the black community) and heightened the importance of women (Kumbha-Shukra is favored) in the movement

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations

7th-from Chandra-11

  • marriage-1
  • Simha = dramatic performance ++ politics
  • bhava-5 = Coretta Scott, a beautiful performing musician and inspirational singer

Coretta Scott born 27-Apr-192 in Heiberger, AL. Obit 30-Jan-2006 (age 78).

  • Shukra-11 = socialite and networker. Throughout her long widowhood, CSK was committed to furthering Martin Luther King's social progress work toward nonviolent systematic opportunity distribution
  • Shukra-yuti-Chandra self-indulgent

Professional partnerships

Surya in bhava-10 [dik-bala] occupies the partnering 7th-from Chandra-11

Goodwill Partners in High Places

7th-from-Chandra ruled by Surya in bhava-10

MLK was leading a high-risk civil disobedience movement that was considered illegal by most Southern judges, yet MLK generally avoided going to jail .

  • MLK's biographers suggest that POTUS-36 Great Society 1908-1973 Lyndon Baines Johnson had issued a do-not-harm order that protected MLK.


bhratru-karaka (brother) * virya-karaka (virile)

[Atmakaraka direct action, forward progress, competition, masculine energy, championship]


  • Mangala-Urisha * vigorous pursuit of heritage collections * proactive in acquisition * pro-actively conserves the hoard *pushes the herd * competes for banked treasuries * sound engineering * actively preserves food * promotes color value * dynamic arts of speech-song * innovative conservation * pioneering libraries * champion of historic knowledge
  • Mangala in bhava-5 * drive 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
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * thrill of muscular action * competitive ambition * passion to win * fascinating physicality * compulsive drive toward heroic battle * dynamic desires * champion of culture-clash * forward thrust toward opportunity * forceful pursuit of privilege


Budha jamayah-karaka (sibling) * sandeza-karaka (message) * zisya-karaka (student)



  • Budha-Makara-Draco * bureaucratic communications * articulation of lawfully orderly process * proletarian phrasing * delivers procedure for imposing rules * descriptive explanations of the social order * messages about governance * documentation of regulatory procedures * diagrams the hierarchies * status-conscious mentality * hands-arms-shoulders send normalizing gestures
  • Budha in bhava-10 * narrative of leadership * makes official pronouncements * describes social responsibilities * conversations about policy decisions * talks about maintaining order * explainer of governance * detailed executive announcements * delivers lawful information * chats about social authority * scripted hierarchies * dignified sibling-cohort * reputation for writing * communications publicity
  • [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


Busy Budha activates Karakamsha 6-Kanya = slavery, exploitation, grievance, complaint

A famed advocate for victims of injustice, he spoke clearly but faced extraordinary hostility (6).

Guru * dhava-karaka (husband) * bahuta-karaka (variety)

  • [Aśvini ] Guru-Mesha * warrior dharma * philosophy of direct movement * many competitions * broad scope of pioneering action * permission to dominate * doctrine of conquest * invigorating guidance * expands the range of championship * believes in innovation
  • Guru in bhava-1 [dik-bala] * 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


Guru activates

  • 9 doctrine ++ contains conservative [Mūla] Shani-Dhanus
  • 12 meditation, imagination, sanctuary, clairsentience * I Have a Dream

generates an embodied (1) narrative which includes all varieties of understanding, including intuitive communications, prayer, fantasies and disembodied imagery

Multi-generational lineage of preachers Guru in bhava-1

QUOTATION from King, “The Un-Christian Christian”)

"This is my being and my heritage," he once explained, "for I am also the son of a Baptist preacher, the grandson of a Baptist preacher and the great-grandson of a Baptist preacher"

Guru -1 occupies 3rd-from-Chandra siblings

  • MLK's siblings played high-visibility inspirational guidance roles, continuing his teaching legacy for many decades

Shukra * svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wifely companion)

  • Shukra-Kumbha * appreciation of social networks * likes knitting-knotting * attracted to marketplace revenues * pleased by large-group connectivity * prefers a friendly partner * collectivist arrangements * enjoys regulated systems * sweetly gracious within big crowds * scientific aesthetic * financially balanced economic linkage
  • Shukra-11 * seeks pleasure via social connectivity * pleasant community linkage * balances asset distribution systems * seeks network equity * association with artists * values friendly financial connections * likes knitting-and-knotting * pleasing designs to adorn the skin * graceful ankles * appreciation of friendships * aesthetic of fair deals in marketplace * enjoys attractive friends * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a socialite-economist-networker
  • Shukra-yuti-Chandra * sweetened security * gracious caretaking * appreciates soothing nourishment * negotiates for stability * defensive bargaining * sheltering arrangements * lovely ornaments for home-and-garden * self-indulgent * pleasant emotional response * harmonizes with local rhythms * aesthetic of familiar folkways * musical-artistic-designing mother-figure * protective contracts * prefers relationships with nurturing partners


dhanapathi-values-treasuries-2 = Shukra in bhava-11 * significant dhanayoga

Shukra-yuti-Chandra-11 friendships. Self-indulgent but graceful personality found in both the native and the feminine partner. Relieves stress with sweet pleasures. Ability to consider the needs of others [Chandra] specifically the marriage partner [Shukra] and a naturally sympathetic negotiator. The Chandra-Shukra tendencies are significantly under control via sobering drishti from PreacherShani-9 indicating conventional-conservative belief paradigm.

Shani * duro-karaka (endurance) * jara-karaka (years)

  • [Mūla] Shani-Dhanus * rigid orthodoxy * class-conscious ideology * conventional convictions * hidebound theories * unyielding dogma * pressure to accept the common catechesis * weight of old patronage systems * structural compression upon hips + sacroiliac + sacral plexus * oppressive priests * doctrinal rules * must normalize the life-philosophy * limitations on global travel * slow elder professors * proletarian worldview * scarce preaching resources * maintainer of old beliefs
  • 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

  • activates 10 social visibility, respect, reputation, leadership
  • activates 11 social networks, friendship, goals and achievements, revenues, systematic works

Shani occupies 6/8 from Mangala

Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka (ambition) * picchala-karaka (slippery) [uchcha]

  • [Krittika] Rahu-Urisha [uchcha] * shimmering illusion of storage * craving for preserved collections * unorthodox banking * over-reaching acquisitions * preposterous accumulations * mesmerizing treasure-hoards * fabulous inventories * exotic food stores * amazing ship-holds * fascinating warehouses * mask of historic conservatism * intriguing acts of barreling * exaggerated cooperage * extravagant containment * tantalizing libraries * marvelous hoards of valuables * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of accrued wealth * entrancing lineage knowledge * thrilling speech-song * excitement of pricing * seeks privilege via value-keeper 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 * craves knowledge of sound values * intriguing genetics * outsider who cleverly insinuates into the values-fulfillment lineage * extraordinary recollection * mesmerizing speech-and-song * intermingled traditions * unconventional speech * shadowy interlopers infiltrate the family line * potential for opportunistic second marriage * adventurous character of mother's elder sibling * thrilling stories * remarkable libraries * unusual alimony * ambitious hoard *mixed-language vocabulary * desires important evaluator roles * exotic foods * non-native breeds *captivating collections * social mobility via values + heritage + memory
  • [Rahu-yuti-Mangala] amplified competition * magnified championship * exotic pursuits * tricky innovation * opportunistic brother-warriors * fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of dynamic energy * hypnotic attack * passion for engines * craves hot movement * invasive force of cross-cultural mixing

CAREER - RAHU-Krittika bhava-2

Krittika-Rahu glitters and shines in His certainty of divine intelligence

Capitalization, Voice-Face, Rahu-challenge to rigidly brittle, constraining social practices in finance, worthiness, truth. Family lineage is ambitiously political, radiantly confident, Fascinating 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-yuti-Mangala extraordinary speeches occupies the political 5th-from-Surya

sensual values via voice, hair, eyes, face (2).


  • Ketu-Vṛścika [uchcha] * detached Witness to hidden empowerments * weird discoveries * empty secrets * eccentric identity changes * dissolute penetrations * fearless toward catastrophic change * disregards terror * ignores restriction on initiations * uncertain rebirth * releases a red-black cloud of exploratory initiatives 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


transformative Ketu-Vṛścika occupies 10th-from-Chandra

Selfless [Ketu] leadership (10) follows the pathway of a revolutionary agent.

Ketu-8 detached view of revolutionary cycles. facilitated a mass revolutionary (8) social change movement.

Behind the mask (8) of Christian theology, Dr. King initiated (8) a cataclysmic upheaval in the American social fabric.

Ketu occupies 10th-from-Chandra, suggesting a sacrificial martyr role would bring highest visibility for the progressive movement.

Ketu-8 psychic revelations. Rev. King told a number of his entourage that he knew he was being targeted and he was likely to be murdered.

Conditions of death

King was shot and died very quickly

In addition to the dissolving power of Ketu-8 to somewhat lessen the material suffering of slow dematerialization, MLK was likely at peace with intuitive prescient knowledge (8) of his impending murder.



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