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Sister Aimee at the height of her ministry, during the 1920's

Pentecostal Christian non-denominational Evangelist

inspirational preacher

healer + dramatist

vibrant performer

Aimee Semple McPherson

a.k.a Aimee Elizabeth Kennedy

Earth-birth Thursday-09-Oct-1890

dematerialization 27-Sep-1944 (age 53)


Pentecostal Christian non-denominational Evangelist

theatrical performer


Aimee Kennedy Semple McPherson

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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, attracts an elder husband and 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."


Aimee McPherson delivering a Revival-style religious drama


Aimee McPherson preaching to a large crowd in her Angelus Temple, 1923, Los Angeles CA

McPhersonAimeeSemple_192x.jpgBiographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Ketu Mahadasha * age birth until age 5.8

Thu-09-Oct-1890 Earth-birth in Solford, Ontario, Canada * Ketu-Shukra bhukti * Shukra karmesha

Shukra Mahadasha * age 5.8 until age 25.8

Dec-1907 (ASM age 17) born-again religious conversion * Shukra-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 8-transformation of identity * samchara R-K via Dhanus-Mithunaya

12-Aug-1908 (ASM age 17) exchange the vows of marriage-1-of-3 * Shukra-Guru bhukti * Guru activates navamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Dhanus-Mithunaya contact Svamsha

1910 (ASM age 19) grieved the decease of husband-1 * Shukra-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 2nd-from-7th

19-Sep-1910 (ASM age 19) celebrated the birth of child-1 * Shukra-Shani bhukti * Shani-yuti-Chandra born into widowhood

05-May-1912 (ASM age 21) exchange the vows of marriage-2-of-3 * Shukra-Shani bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Mesha-Tula * contact navamsha-Chandra-Mesha

Surya Mahadasha * age 25.8 until age 31.8

Sep-1918 until Nov-1920 Janma Sade-Sati Simha

1921 (ASM age 31) divorce from marriage-2-of-3 * Surya-Ketu bhukti ++ dvithya Sade-Sati

Chandra Mahadasha * age 31.8 until age 41.8

May-1926 (ASM age 36) famed reported kidnapping and escape from the Mexican desert * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 8-initiations

20-Oct-1927 (ASM age 37) grieved decease of father * Chandra-Shani bhukti

1929 (ASM age 39) Great Depression begins * Chandra-Ketu bhukti

13-Sep-1931 (ASM age 42) exchange the vows of marriage-3-of-3 * Chandra-Shukra bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Meena-Kanya * contact navamsha-[nīcha] Shukra

Mangala Mahadasha * age 41.8 until age 48.8

1934 (ASM age 45) divorce from husband-3 * Mangala-Guru bhukti * [nīcha] Guru activates -8

autumn-1934 (ASM age 45) nationwide doctrinal revival tour with a cast of set designers, costumers, and stage directors * Mangala-Guru * Guru activates 5-theatre

Feb-1937 until Apr-1939 Shani Ashtamsha via Meena

Rahu Mahadasha * age 48.8 until decease age 53

27-Sep-1944 (ASM age 53) dematerialization * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 7


Jul-1948 until Sep-1950 Janma Sade-Sati Simha

23-Nov-1947 decease of her mother Minnie Kennedy

Distinctive features of the Nativity


pitri-karaka (father) * jyoti-karaka (light) [contemplative vyaya-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[bright center of clandestine service]

[identified with ministry to foreign lands]

[brilliantly embodied argumentative imagination]




  • Surya-Kanya * Poshanya * Pushna * the nourisher * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the analytical logical rashi of Budha
  • 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


entertainment, celebrity, center-stage, theatre


matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)

  • Chandra-Simha * comforted by creative display * settled into dramatic rhythms * needs attention
  • Chandra in Magha-Regulus * protectors of three-fires ceremony * feels the glorious magnetism * soothed by unlimited light magic
  • 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


Somana-yuti-Shani * Nishturabashi Yoga

Comforting Chandra vyaya-pati joins Shani rogesha ++ [nīcha] Guru creates a sarala-yoga.

This extraordinary combination posed a significant learning challenge in the form of a mother who was also deeply supportive (in fact demanding) of her continued ministry. Mom outlived Aimee.

As a religious authority figure and charismatic healer, Aimee Kennedy Semple McPherson channeled the spirits, healed the sick, transformed the wicked, and took in donations enough to operate extensive charities based in the first mega-church in Los Angeles.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations

7th from Chandra-1

  • marriage-1
  • bhava-7 agreements, equity, trust, bargains
  • Kumbha distribution systems, futurism, friendship
  • Shani-Simbha-1 rules Kumbha-7

First husband dematerialized (Chandra activates 12). Widowed before the birth of first child, ASM age 19 -- creating a great burden of responsibility with little emotional support. nishturabashi yoga

8th-from 7th from Chandra-1

  • marriage-3
  • bhava-2 finance, family, face, food contains Budha-Kanya [uchcha] [svakshetra] [16-20 mūlatrikoṇa]
  • Kanya logical argumentation, criticism
  • Budha the Beancounter

Second marriage to an accountant. The union endured for one Rahu-cycle = 9-10 years. This alliance produced one child and ended during Surya-Ketu bhukti.

3rd-from-7th from Chandra-1

  • marriage-3
  • Mesha invention, pioneering, physicality
  • bhava-9 patronage, ideology, privilege, philosophy

Third marriage to a stage entertainer who was working in the New York burlesque entertainment industry during the 1930's economic depression. Mangala ruler of 9 occupies Pūrvāṣāḍhā-5 suggesting entertainment, song-and-dance, and likely some politics.


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

  • Mangala-Dhanus * vigorous development of humanistic worldview * energized inspiration * thrust toward doctrinal expansion * proactive teaching-preaching * promotes philosophical globalism * champion of broad understanding * pursues patronage
  • 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


  • [Yogakaraka] Mangala activates 4-foundations, cultural rhythms, ethnic basis ++ 9-doctrine, philosophy, beliefs


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




[Dhanayoga = Budha-2 rules 11]

  • Budha-Kanya * 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-2 * narrative of values-fulfillment * conversations about natural resources * talks about history * instructions for asset conservation * explains banking procedures * cherished recordings * discusses sound values * articulation of speech-song * quick-darting eyes-face * tells stories * defines storage methods * describes family lineage * manual preservation of collections * chats about knowledge base * conserves libraries * quick with language * manages archives * repeats from memory
  • 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



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

[nīcha] [rules 4 + 7]

[bandesha for Kanya indriya-lagna ]

[yuvati-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna ]

[misguidedly permissive entitlements]

[optimistically corrupt political campaigns]

[dramatization of materialistic theology]

[pragmatic philosophy of creative performance]

[theatrical display of false cheerfulness]

[class-conscious understanding of celebrity]



  • Guru-Makara-Draco * understands social structure * numerous law-makers * class-conscious convictions * conventional doctrine * believes in common sense * pragmatic guidance * philosophical realism * diverse social responsibilities * materialistic worldview * faith in hierarchies * preaches about wise governance * widens the scope of bureaucracy
  • Guru in bhava-5 * much creativity * many intelligences * many entitlements * numerous games * diverse entertainments * many romances * extensive self-glorification * children identified with paradigmatic beliefs * expansion of political display * development of drama * optimistic in speculations * patron of creative performance * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be a game-player


Generous Guru activates Dhanus Svamsha mulatrikona = doctrine, catechesis, paradigms of belief, philosophy, theory, guru, preaching, pope, proselyte, propagation of the faith


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

  • Shukra-Vṛścika * appreciation of penetrating discovery * likes mysteries * attracted to danger * aesthetic of exploration * pleased by covert power * prefers a healing partner * undisclosed arrangements * phoenix aesthetic of rejuvenation * beautifying rebirth * negotiates pleasantly in threatening conditions * seeks equity during sudden upheavals * balanced approach to emergencies * enjoys hidden alliances * conducts secret diplomacy
  • Shukra-4 [dik-bala] * seeks pleasure via home-based routines * likes the seasonal rhythms of nature * enjoys real-estate finance * attractive gardens * strong feminine presence in the home * aesthetic of domestic stability * pleasing designs to adorn the chest * beautiful breasts * lovely torso * appreciation of owned properties * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a homemaker-farmer-driver-schoolteacher-police
  • 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


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


  • Shani-Simbha [challenging placement] heavy old legacy drama * must accept center-stage pressures * structural compression upon heart-spine * conventional limits upon creative self-expression * tightly governed speculation * disciplined genius * orderly games * regulated drama * resistance to romance * proletarian entertainments * restricted intelligence * slow, elderly politicians * restrained entitlement * obligatory ceremonies * scarcity of amusements * maintainer of old sovereignties
  • 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

Shani ari-pati occupies Simha-lagna suggesting chronic health conditions since birth, focused in heart and spine; exacerbated by the expansive capabilities of [nīcha] Guru-6


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


[passion for philosophical values]

[seeks prestige patronage]

[ideology of historical opportunity]

[craves privilege of sensual luxury]

[fascinating father takes financial risks]


  • Rahu-Urisha * 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-9 * passion for preaching * in svabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous guidance * thrilling theory * dazzling dharma * outsider who cleverly insinuates into patriarchal roles * seeks importance via sacred teachings * fantastic philosophy * compulsive catechesis * zealous proselytism * intriguing ideology * ambitious father-figures * extraordinary professors * barrier-breaching guru-figures * culturally-mixed worldview * poseur of high catechism * shimmering illusion of sangha * fabulous faith community * surreptitious appropriation of priesthood * may appear as a wisdom-purveyor * smoky specter of principled understanding * extravagant globalism * trespasses cultural boundaries of patronage * fabulous fatherhood * opportunistic third marriage (if any) * social mobility via paradigms of belief



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


  • 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-4 * ambivalent toward the cultural foundations * absentee mother-figure * disregards local customs * dissolved property boundaries * wanders from the ancestral home * often away * ignores conventional schooling * irrelevance of habitual folkways * surrenders nationality * dismisses the parents * abandons the established routines * may prefer to live free from fixed roots.
  • 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.


"and now my friends,

all that is true, all that is noble, all that is just and pure,

all that is loveable and gracious, whatever is excellent and admirable -

fill all your thoughts with these things."

~~ Epistle to the Philippians 4:8


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