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Educator + Writer + Jyotishi

Professor Emerita

Barbara Pijan Lama

Earth-birth Friday-24-Aug-1956





1956 -

Barbara Anne Pijan Lama

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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

[Tula-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 Shukra'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 [Shukra] which engage ideology or theory [Guru] such as psychotherapy, university teaching, policy consultant, or political lobby.

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

Vṛścika 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 Viśākha-Rādhā

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 chidra-dasha

BudhaMahadasha * age 2.5 until age 19.5

1965 [BPL age 9] life-threatening illness, comatose * Budha-Surya bhukti * Surya badakha * Surya activates [6th-from-Chandra] * Rahu-opposition via 8

13-Apr-1968 [BPL age 11] grieved the decease of mother * Budha-Mangala bhukti during Sade-Sati * Kuja matrimaraka rules 2nd-from-Chandra

01-Jan-1969 [BPL age 12] grieved the decease of father * Budha-Rahu bhukti during Sade-Sati * Rahu enables pitrimaraka Shani activates 7th-from-Surya

KetuMahadasha * age 19.5 until age 26.5

1976 [BPL age 20] grieved the decease of paternal grandmother * Ketu-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 7th-from-4th-from-Surya

1981 [BPL age 25] earned BA diploma in Study of Religions * Ketu-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 4-diploma, license

Shukra Mahadasha * age 26.5 until age 46.5

1983 [BPL age 27] life-threatening illness (India) * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti * Shukra activates 8-transformation + Shukra activates the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

1983 [BPL age 27 ] complete 7-month circumnavigation of northern hemisphere * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti * Shukra occupies 9-global humanism * Shukra activates 8-transformation + Shukra activates 8th-from-Chandra

1983 [BPL age 27] grieved the decease of maternal grandmother * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti * Shukra activates 7th-from-4th-from-4th

1983 [BPL age 27] grieved the decease of maternal grandfather * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti * Shukra activates 7th-from-9th-from-Chandra

1984 [BPL age 28] despite pathetic college grades, receive full fellowship to top graduate schools * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti * Shukra-9 university-theory in [4th-from-Chandra] diploma

1985 [BPL age 29] earned MA diploma in History of Religions from University of Chicago Divinity School * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti * Shukra occupies the patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning [4th-from-Chandra] diploma * Shukra lagnesha

1986 [BPL age 30] pilgrimage to Chomolungma * Shukra-Surya * Surya activates 11-groups-goals

1988 [BPL age 32 ] new position, international trainer * Shukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra karmesha + Chandra occupies 9th-from-10th international education focus

1990 [BPL age 34] marriage

1994 [BPL age 38] celebrated the birth of child-1, son * Shukra-Guru bhukti

1995 [BPL age 39] begin Jyotishavidya website * Shukra-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 3-publications

1996 [BPL age 40] grieved the decease of father-in-law (Nepal) * Shukra-Shani bhukti during Sade-Sati - Shani activates 2nd-from-9th-from-7th

Surya Mahadasha * age 46.5 until age 52.5

2006 [BPL age 50] earned MA diploma in Teaching of Language (Linguistics) * Surya-Budha bhukti * Budha karaka diploma

Chandra Mahadasha * age 52.5 until age 62.5

2009 [BPL age 53] begin government university position, international education * Chandra-Chandra svabhukti * Chandra activates 10-government institutions

2018 [BPL age 62] 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


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


[friendly-gainful vriddhi-pati for Tula-born]

[usually is the eldest child]

[bright center of interconnected intelligence]

[focus-point of community drama]

[creative friendship linkages]

[radiant hub of intellectual gridworks]

[confident marketplace politics]


[publishing Magha-3] [mūlatrikoṇa] [navamsha Surya-Mithuna]


  • [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 Tula indriya-lagna]

[Surya activates -and-occupies [6th-from-Chandra]

FATHER - pitrikaraka

[Surya in bhava-11]

Surya intakes drishti from Mangala = engineer

Dad = mechnical draftsman, engine mechanic.

Surya intakes drishti from Shani = labor union

Dad 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 steel industry (gridwork network) .


matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)

[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Tulā -indriya-lagna]

[comfortable with visionary roles in public service]

[status-minded offering of compassionate aid]

[intuitively helps those who suffer from conflicted relationships]

[mother may have a professional ministry of service, often medical]


[regenerating Uttarabhadra-4] [navamsha Chandra-Vṛścika] intuitively discovering

  • [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-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-crime


[in scapegoated 6, one may be chastized, blamed, or accused for visionary, imaginative, contemplative, clairsentient activities - or dreaming-sleeping]


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

[conserving-collecting dhanesha for Tulā indriya-lagna]

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


[publishing Purvabhadra-3] [navamsha Kuja-Mithuna] intuitively forward-pushing innovative publication

[Kuja-5 parivartamsha Shani-2]

  • [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


[Mangala-Kumbha] located in 9th-from- [4th-from-Chandra] represents the Maternal Grandmother's father.

Maternal grandad = father-of-seven, 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]


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



[philosophical-doctrinal dharmesha for Tulā indriya-lagna]

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

[imaginative narrative of logical argument]

[specificly detailed interior conversation]

[dreamlike narrative of inspirational doctrine]

[detailed philosophical imagination]

[clairsentient delivery of sacred teachings]

[instructional meditation on principles of belief]

[intuitively transmitted diagrams]


[systematic Uttaraphalguni-3] [navamsha Budha-Kumbha] intuitively explaining narrative of articulated belief systems

  • [Budha-Kanya ] ministering service communications * rticulation of digestive process * talks about aid to the suffering * formulates descriptive complaints * precise programmatic conversations * elivers detailed pronouncements * grammatical expertise * logical arguments * messages about accuracy * specifies error * hands-arms-shoulders make helping gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-12] narrative 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] = maternal great-grandmother mentally 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 maraka Mangala-5.


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

[busy-communicative vikrama-pati for Tulā indriya-lagna]

[inimical-argumentative rogesha for Tulā indriya-lagna]

[many political goals]

expansively inspirational network development]

[broad scope of celebrity community]

[creative friends are widely connected]


[displaying Pūrvaphalgunī-1] [navamsha Guru-Simha] [vargottamsha]

  • [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, husbandly-companion 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



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

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Tulā indriya-lagna]

[mysterious-revealing randhresha for Tulā indriya-lagna]


[explanatory Punarvasu-3] [navamsha Shukra-Mithuna] [vargottamsha]

  • [Shukra-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
  • [Shukra-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-broker-arbitrator-artist * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may hold a guidance position


[Shukra-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 [Shukra].

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


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

[Yogakaraka homebound-securing bandesha for Tulā indriya-lagna]

[Yogakaraka speculative-creativr vidya-pati for Tulā indriya-lagna]


[demonstrating Anuradha-1] [navamsha Shani-Simha]


[Shani-2 parivartamsha Mangala-5]

  • [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 * respects the slow-moving cycles of proletarian revolution * scarce healing resources * maintainer of old secrets
  • [Shani in bhava-2] steady time-structured values-fulfillment * scarcity of precious resources * must preserve historic traditions * must gather * must catalog * obstructionist family-of-origin * must remember * cautious use of words * boney face * tense eyes * class-conscious speech * speakers' fatigue * chronic financial insufficiency * undernourished eye-teeth * must use old libraries * cold dried food hoard * limited sight * ossified heritage * language regulator * appreciates ignorance * maintains treasuries of proven knowledge * hierarchies impose know-nothing rules * elders hold center of family
  • [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 is the kharesha

conserving, collecting, curating

[Shani in bhava-2] activates

  • 4-foundations, schooling
  • 5-intelligence, creativity

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


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

[for Tulā indriya-lagna]


[aligning Anuradha-3] [navamsha Rahu-Tula] intuitively over-reaching diplomatic arrangements


  • [Rahu-Vṛścika] 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 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
  • [Rahu-yuti-Shani] amplified public formality * pragmatic exaggeration * exotic social conventions * slippery hierarchies * tricky rules * opportunistic elders * fascinating (but perhaps illusory) strict conformism * regulated risk-taking * hypnotic outsider insinuates normalcy * orderly cross-cultural mixing * thrilling legitimations



Rahu-Anuradha is ruled by conventional conforming Shani. This Rahu (along with Pushya-Rahu and Uttarabhadra-Rahu) is less prone to flamboyant ambition. The Anuradha family lineage typically exemplifies a cautious ascending ambition focused on achievement of social mobility.

With Anuradha-Shani, maintenance of external working-class values while behind His mask, Rahu strives for privilege. May have special assets of old knowledge, old history, and old languages.

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.


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

[for Tulā indriya-lagna]


[innovative Rohini-1] [navamsha Ketu-Mesha]

  • [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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