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Barbara Pijan Lama

Earth-birth Friday-24-Aug-1956

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Jyotishi, professor * 1956 - ____ * Barbara Anne Pijan Lama

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

born on Chaturthi Krishna Paksha * {Rikta} Ganesha

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Visaka * Radha

Indra-agni * Aindra-agna * Zkragni * Satragni * Sadvhava * Vaikaasi * Vaigasi * Visagaam


BPL commentary

For Visaka births of a feminine valence, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Brihaspati may considerably affect the outcome. Due to the definitive influence of dhava-karaka Guru, ladies born in Puna, Visaka, or Purvabhadra may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of the husband.

For those born into the Guru-ruled paradigm of Radhika, teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, pontificators, patriarchs, pundits, pater-nosters, proponents of principled understanding, wise-ones, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.

Guided by patrons from the civilizations of Saka. Their purpose is facilitation of shocking insights by lightning-strike and expansive growth by root-splitting..

High forehead. Saptarishi-ruled births come equipped with a global perspective. The majority of Visaka nativities are higher dimensional Seva-wanderers who assume interpretive guidance roles.


Growth Shocks

Thula - Vanika pada 1-2-3 expresses Saptarishi's rulership of 3-Writing-commerce + 6-service ministry or victimhood. Pada 1-2-3 also evoke the tension between Zukra's one-to-one relationships versus Guru's one-to-many preachings. Pada 1-2-3 may be experts on the subject of relationships, both seen and unseen. They have a broad understanding of the power of polarities. They are often found in advising and recommending roles (Zukra) which engage ideology or theory (Guru) such as psychotherapy, university teaching, policy consultant, or political lobby.

Although the husband is globally minded, for Thula-Visaka, the husband may also be impoverished or ailing (due to Guru rules 3-6 from Thula).

Vrischika Pada-4 emphasizes Guru's rulership of 2-treasury, collections ++ 5-creativity, entitlement, politics. Pada 4 enjoys the spirited compatibility between Guru's optimism + Kuja's kinetic action. Their husbands are charming, speculative, and affluent. Pada-4 has a broad understanding of the ultimate power of transformative beliefs. Pada-4 ladies are often found in teaching and healing work, especially when using their expertise with the sexual-reproductive energies.

Themes of shocking growth via beliefs, widening expansion via root-splitting, and fertilization via jolts of electromagnetic Shakti may contextualize Visaka's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Visaka-Radha

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 97.


"... delicate features and a soft pleasing voice.

  • But do not let these deceive you.

Underneath she has a strong character , even hard at times.

  • She will always follow her own inclinations

  • and is not amenable to advice from others.

She will be distinctly appealing to the opposite sex

  • and will make a very fortunate marriage.

Her husband will be well-to-do if not wealthy

  • and she will have few if any children, not more than two.

She will be fond of travel and change

  • and will travel much with her husband .

Her favorite color is red or crimson.

She has beautifully shaped legs."

Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha

Shani Mahadasha * age birth until age 2.5

24-Aug-1956 Earth-birth * Shani-Guru chidradasha


Budha Mahadasha * age 2.5 until age 19.5

1965 life-threatening illness, comatose * Budha-Surya bhukti * Surya badakha * Surya rules 6th-from-Chandra

13-Apr-1968 grieved the decease of mother * Budha-Mangala bhukti during Sade-Sati * Kuja matrimaraka rules 2nd-from-Chandra

01-Jan-1969 grieved the decease of father * Budha-Rahu bhukti during Sade-Sati * Rahu gives effect of pitrimaraka Shani rules 7th-from-Surya


Ketu Mahadasha * age 19.5 until age 26.5

1976 grieved the decease of paternal grandmother * Ketu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 7th-from-4th-from-Surya

1981 earned BA diploma in Religions * Ketu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 4-diploma, license


Zukra Mahadasha * age 26.5 until age 46.5

1983 life-threatening illness (India) * Zukra-Zukra svabhukti * Zukra rules 8-transformation + Zukra rules the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

1983 complete 7-month circumnavigation of northern hemisphere * Zukra-Zukra svabhukti * Zukra occupies 9-global humanism * Zukra rules 8-transformation + Zukra rules 8th-from-Chandra

1983 grieved the decease of maternal grandmother * Zukra-Zukra svabhukti * Zukra rules 7th-from-4th-from-4th

1983 grieved the decease of maternal grandfather * Zukra-Zukra svabhukti * Zukra rules 7th-from-9th-from-Chandra

1984 despite pathetic college grades, receive full fellowship to top graduate schools * Zukra-Zukra svabhukti * Zukra occupies 9-university-theory located in the patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra schooling * Zukra lagnesha

1985 earned MA diploma in History of Religions from University of Chicago Divinity School * Zukra-Zukra svabhukti * Zukra occupies the patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra diploma * Zukra lagnesha

1986 pilgrimage to Chomolungma * Zukra-Surya * Surya rules 11-groups-goals

1988 new position international trainer * Zukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra karmesha + Chandra occupies 9th-from-10th international education focus

1994 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Zukra-Guru bhukti

1995 begin Jyotishavidya website * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 3-publications

1996 grieved the decease of father-in-law (Nepal) * Zukra-Shani bhukti during Sade-Sati * Shani rules 2nd-from-9th-from-7th


Surya Mahadasha * age 46.5 until age 52.5

2006 earned MA diploma in Teaching of Language (Linguistics) * Surya-Budha bhukti * Budha karaka diploma


Chandra Mahadasha * age 52.5 until age 62.5

2009 begin government university position, international education * Chandra-Chandra svabhukti * Chandra rules 10-government institutions

2018 awarded the rank of Professor Emerita * Chandra-Surya bhukti * Surya-11 goals, awards


Mangala Mahadasha * age 62.5 until age 69.5


Rahu Mahadasha * age 69.5 until age 87.5


Guru Mahadasha * age 87.5 until age 103.5

Distinctive features of the Nativity

Surya * pitri-karaka (father) * jyoti-karaka (light)
  • Magha-Surya-Simha * Khaga * Khagaya * air-moving * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the regally entitled game-playing rashi of Surya
  • Surya in bhava-11 * center of community * genius for associative systems * radiates through the gridwork * entitled to work-and-earn * network intelligence * focus on interlinked ecologies * uniquely creative marketplace revenues * exemplifies knotting-netting-knitting connectivity * distributed light * eye on friendships * celebrated by crowds * sparkling center of social-economic drama * father may be an earner-socialite-organizer
  • Surya-yuti-Guru * confidently expansive in drama * generous in games * smart children * multiple father-figures * brightly self-referential teachers * charitably manifests the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent doctrine * entitled to philosophize * inclusively idealistic in romance

Surya = badakha (agent of obstruction) for Thula lagna

Surya rules-and-occupies 6th-from-Chandra

pitrikaraka = Surya in bhava-11 = the father, a mechnical engineer (Surya takes drishti from Mangala-engineer). He served as a labor union shop-steward = a high-recognition, social-networking point-of-contact role within the 1960's culture of Chicago's citywide (big network) steel industry.


Chandra * matrikaraka

  • Chandra-Meena * comforted by ancestral guidance * settled into rhythmic intuition * needs sanctuary
  • Chandra in Uttarabhadra-Andromeda * soothed by wisdom systems * compassionate protectors of hierarchical rules * needs to provide orderly guidance
  • 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

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

  • Mangala-Kumbha * vigorous community activism * warrior for economic progress * proactive linking * push toward regulated systems * pursues profitable roles * spearhead of mass interconnectivity * futuristic thrust * dominating energy in social networking * conquest of marketplace interactions * champion of distributed associations
  • 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-5 parivartamsha Shani-2

Mangala-Kumbha located in 9th-from-4th-from-Chandra represents the Maternal Grandmother's father. This father-of-seven was a wheelwright, wagon-maker, and skilled woodworking cabinetmaker (Mangala). Sadly, he suffered from mental-health distress. After immigrating from Holstein province to Chicago, USA, he took his own life by hanging. Mangala in bhava-5


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

  • Budha-Kanya * uttama * moolatrikona * ministering service communications *  articulation of digestive process * talks about aid to the suffering * formulates descriptive complaints * programmatic conversations *  delivers detailed pronouncements * grammatical expertise * logical arguments *  messages about accuracy * specifies error * hands-arms-shoulders make helping gestures
  • Budha in bhava-12 * nnarrative of sanctuary * talks about quietude * describes the hermitage * discusses interior spiritual guidance * speaks from invisible location * instructions on reflective contemplation * diagrams the astral inner terrain * explainer of private prayer * invisible siblings * communication with distant worlds * delivers information about clairsentience * defines the dreamworld * logical visions

Budha-Kanya located in 4th-from-4th-from-Chandra represents the

Maternal Grandmother's mother.

Budha in bhava-12 = this withdrawn, calculating mother-of-seven. Always a quiet and retreating personality, she was a devout Lutheran who preferred to stay indoors, tending her family and praying. In her faith community, suicide was terribly shameful. After her family's migration (12) from the familiar Holstein homeland to the foreign country USA, she did not adapt. Her husband's suicide provoked a final withdrawal (12) into the sanctuary of black-dressed widowhood. She continued speaking only the Plattdeutsche, never learning the new American English, and lived for 40 years in intentional isolation (12) from daily life. Budha accepts the traumatic 8th-drishti of killer Mangala-5.


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

  • Guru-Simha * many lights * big political displays * much drama * doctrine of divine right * expands the scope of unique personality * great splendor * multiple games * diverse theatrical performances * multiple celebrations * romantic permissiveness * self-reflexive worldview * abundant creativity * believes in special entitlements
  • Guru in bhava-11 * great friendliness * much networking * much achievement * big social-participation groups * several large assemblies * numerous revenues * many social-material goals * extensive marketplace linkage * patron of community exchange systems * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be an earner-socialite-networker
  • Guru-yuti-Surya pitri-karaka * multiple father-figures * abundant confidence * much radiance * believes in light * widens the scope of theatrical display * permission to be the center of attention * humanistic political philosophy * large-scale dramatic radiance


Zukra * svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wife)

lagnesha for Thula radical lagna

  • Zukra-Mithunaya * appreciation of detail * beautiful accessories * attracted to writers * likes businesspeople * balanced gestures * conducts diplomatic conversations * prefers a communicative partner * aesthetic of handiwork * pleasures of specific explanations * enjoys correspondence * gracious messaging arrangements
  • Zukra-9 * seeks pleasure via philosophical doctrine * enjoys wide worldview * believes in beauty * feminine-figures preach-teach on higher principles * broad scope of negotiations * expansive musical taste * pleasing designs to adorn the pelvic floor * graceful hips * balanced femoral sockets * sweet sacral plexus * appreciation of theory * father may be financier-bargainer-artist

Zukra-Mithunaya located in 4th-from-Chandra represents the Maternal Grandmother.

The maternal grandmother was a multi-lingual, multi-cultural (German-American) personality (Mithunaya conversations, two-ness). She traveled worldwide (9). Although raised in the tight financial circumstances common to immigrant families of her era, this woman experienced wealth via her marriage to a banker (Zukra).

Her life was characterized by a combination of compulsive secrecy due to family skeletons-in-the-closet (Zukra rules 8) ++ healthful vitality well into her 80's (Zukra rules 1-vitality).


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

Yogakaraka Shani rules 4-foundations, schooling + 5-intelligence, creativity

  • Shani-Vrizchika * heavy old secrets * obliged to uncover the camouflaged realities * burdened by 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 * respects the slow-moving cycles of proletarian revolution * scarce healing resources
  • Shani in bhava-2 * steady time-structured values-fulfillment * restriction of precious resources * must preserve historic traditions * must collect * must catalog * obstructionist family-of-origin * must remember * obligation to speak-and-sing * cautiously constrained banking * tense eyes * punitive rules restrict permissible speech * speakers' fatigue * chronic financial depression * undernourished eye-teeth * legacy pressure against speaking truth * insufficient hoard * desiccated preserved food * limited sight * ossified family lineage * rule-bound heritage * resistance to language innovation * appreciates ignorance * maintains treasuries of proven knowledge * elders preserve know-nothing rules
  • Shani-yuti-Rahu * stiff resistance to unbridled ambition * formally regulated cultural mixing * disciplined thrills * class-based limitations upon privilege * repressed quest for intriguing importance * socially constrained opportunism * shimmering illusion of systematic conformity * irregular achievements * over-reaching elders * restricted risks
  • Shani-2 parivartamsha Mangala-5

Shani is the kharesha

Shani-Vrizchika +Shani-yuti-Rahu located in 9th-from-Chandra represents the Maternal Grandfather.


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

  • Rahu-Vrizchika * shimmering illusion of mystery * craving for rebirthed identity * expedient gains from dangerous threats * extravagantly explosive hidden forces * preposterous camouflage * mesmerizing power of rejuvenation * fabulous surgeries * exotic secret initiations * mask of deep inner transformations * fascinating arcane knowledge * over-reaching intrigue * marvelous hidden liaisons * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of healing shakti * thrilling emergency intervention * seeks privilege via revelatory disclosures * amazingly shocking insights * self-promotion via exciting discovery-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-2 * passion for precious treasuries * in svabhava of Suave Zukra, 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 * ambitious hoard * mixed-language vocabulary * desires important evaluator roles * exotic foods * unusual breeds in animal herds * captivating collections * social mobility via values + heritage + memory
  • Rahu-yuti-Shani * amplified public formality * pragmatic exaggeration * exotic social conventions * slippery hierarchies * tricky rules * opportunistic elders * fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of strictly lawful structures * regulated risk-taking * hypnotic ascent to privileged rank * normalized cross-cultural mixing

Ketu * * kavandha-karaka (headless) * chidra-karaka (gaping) * vasana-karaka (vacuum)

  • Ketu-Urisha * financially dissociates from collections * breaks-up compulsive acquisition * incomplete containment * dissolved treasury * disregards conventional valuations * not limited by historical knowledge * incoherent lineage * ignores restriction on speech-voice-sight * releases a rich blue cloud of hoarded goods 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
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