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

Pentecostal Christian non-denominational Evangelist

inspirational preacher



Aimee Semple McPherson

a.k.a Aimee Elizabeth Kennedy

Earthbody-Entry Thursday-09-Oct-1890

Earthbody-Exit 27-Sep-1944 (age 53)


Pentecostal Christian non-denominational Evangelist * 1890-1944 * Aimee Kennedy Semple McPherson

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Uttaraphalguni * Aryaman * 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 nakshatrapathi 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 nakshatrapathi Surya. Typically a younger husband and many romances.

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

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

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar


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


Ketu Mahadasha * age birth until age 5.8

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

Zukra Mahadasha * age 5.8 until age 25.8

Dec-1907 born-again religious conversion (age 17) * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 8-transformation of identity * samchara R-K via Dhanuzya-Mithunaya

12-Aug-1908 exchange the vows of marriage--1 (age 17) * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules navamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Dhanuzya-Mithunaya contact swamsha

1910 decease of husband-1(her age 19)* Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 2nd-from-7th

19-Sept-1910 celebrated the birth of child-1 (her age 19) * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani-yuti-Chandra born into widowhood

05-May-1912 marriage-2 * Zukra-Shani bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Meza-Thula * contact navamsha-Chandra-Meza

Surya Mahadasha * age 25.8 until age 31.8

1921 divorce from marriage-2 * Surya-Ketu bhukti

Chandra Mahadasha * age 31.8 until age 41.8

May-1926 famed reported kidnapping and escape from the Mexican desert * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 8-initiations

20-Oct-1927 grieved decease of father * Chandra-Shani bhukti

1929 Great Depression begins * Chandra-Ketu bhukti

13-Sept-1931 exchange the vows of marriage-3 * Chandra-Zukra bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Meena-Kanya * contact navamsha-nichha-Zukra

Mangala Mahadasha * age 41.8 until age 48.8

1934 divorce from husband-3 * Mangala-Guru bhukti * nichha-Guru rules-8

autumn-1934 nationwide revival tour with a cast of set designers, costumers, and stage directors * Mangala-Guru * Guru rules 5-theatre

Rahu Mahadasha * age 48.8 until decease age 53

27-Sept-1944 (age 53) Lightbody Lift-off * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 7


23-Nov-1947 decease of her mother Minnie Kennedy

Distinctive features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka


  • Surya-Kanya * Poshanya * Pushna * the nourisher
  • Surya in bhava-2 * center of values, intelligence for storage, conservation, containment, values; focus on treasuries, banking entitlements, bright face-speech-song, eye on capitalization-banking, * father = center of family* sparkling center of the treasury-drama
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * speaks and gestures in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama and games * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals, power-politics, poetic love, and romance , creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive

Surya rules radical Uttaraphalguni nakshatra = entertainment, celebrity, theatre

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Simha * comforted by rhythmic creative display
  • Chandra in Magha * comforted by dramatic, wandering observance * protectors of three-fires ceremony, glorious visions, unlimited magic
  • Chandra in classroom-1 * comfort in glowing incandescent embodiment, familiar with forward action, needs to feel the repeating pulse of physical movement, settled into the rhythm of invention, feeling for first-arrival, soothed by aristocracy, emotionally attuned to new birth, routine activities, undulating personality
  • Somana-yuti-Shani * Emotionally constricted * Emotionally disciplined


Somana-yuti-Shani * Nishturabashi Yoga

Chandra rules-6 joins Shani rules-12 and nichha-Guru creates a sarala-yoga. This extraordinary combination provided a very difficult mother who was also deeply supportive (in fact demanding) of her continued ministry (and 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 megachurch in Los Angeles.

Three Marriages

7th from Chandra-1 = bhava-1 self-identity

  • Shani rules Kumbha-7 occupies lagna-Simha-1. The marriage although brief would have been influenced by vyayapathi-12 distant lands and Shani ripabhava-6 illness/animosity.

2nd-from 7th from Chandra-1 = bhava-2 finance, family, face, food

  • Second marriage to an accountant (Kanya containing accurate-counter Budha). The marriage endured for one Rahu-cycle (9-10 years) This alliance produced one child and ended during Surya-Ketu bhukti. The second marriage requires the native to remain somewhat obscured (8) which would not have been tolerable indefinitely for this vibrant performer.

9th-from-7th from Chandra-1 = bhava-9 patronage, ideology, privilege, philosophy

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

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Yogakaraka Mangala rules 4-foundations, cultural rhythms, ethnic basis ++ 9-doctrine, philosophy, beliefs

  • Mangala-Dhanuzya * vigorous pursuit of humanistic worldview* push toward doctrinal expansion, proactive teaching-preaching, philosophical globalism
  • Mangala in bhava-5 * drive toward creativity * pursuit of games * invasive drama * dynamic style of flamboyant display * competitive children * energized by romance * political conquests * productive intelligence * push toward speculative adventures

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Kanya * uttama * moolatrikona * ministering service communications *  articulation of digestive process * talks about service* 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 value-fulfillment * conversations about natural resources, history * instructions for conservation, banking, treasuries * discusses sound values, speech-song, eyes-face * tells stories * defines storage * describer of family lineage * explainer of wealth preservation * delivers instructions for preservation of collected assets * talks about knowledge base * conserves libraries * quick with language * repeats from memory
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of radiant authority * message of willpower and charisma * confidently talkative father

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

* sarala yoga

  • Guru-Makara-Draco * nichha * understands social structure * develops many rules * class-conscious convictions * conventional doctrine * believes in common sense * pragmatic guidance * philosophical realism * diverse social responsibilities * principled materialistic worldview * faith in hierarchical order * preaches about wise governance * widens the scope of institutional authority
  • Guru in bhava-6 * much ministry of service * extensive distress * philosophical disagreements * many ailments* numerous physicians * diverse diagnoses * abundant digestive imbalance * many grievances * numerous accusations * broad scope of war + crime + conflict * cheerful acceptance of human miseries * extensive animosity * believes in problematicity * patron of pharmacies * many medicaments

Guru rules Dhanuzya swamsha = doctrine, catechesis, paradigms of belief, philosophy, theory, guru, preaching, pope, proselyte, propagation of the faith

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Vrizchika * appreciation of penetrating discovery * likes mysteries * attracted to danger * pleasures of covert power * preference for undisclosed arrangements * phoenix aesthetic of rejuvenation + rebirth * negotiates pleasantly in threatening conditions * seeks equity during sudden upheavals * seeks balance during emergencies * enjoys hidden assets * gracious partner in secret diplomacy
  • Zukra-4 * digbala * pleasure of home-based routines; enjoys domestic equity, feminine-figures are prominent in the home environment, prefers stability and routine in the domestic life * pleasing designs to adorn the chest, breast, torso * appreciation of owned properties
  • Zukra-yuti-Ketu * sweetened surrender, gracious abandonment, vacuous feminine-figures, appreciation for fair terms of dissolution, disoriented negotiations, unconcerned with conventional beauty, empty contracts * arrangements according to impermanent agreement

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Simbha (challenging placement) * heavy old entitlements * the weight of old royal drama * obliged to conform to center-stage flamboyant divas * vital energy compression stress zone = heart-spine * must accept pragmatic social restrictions upon creative self-expression * strictly imposed rules governing political affairs * must apply socially required restrictions upon genius, games, drama, children, romance * must endure lowest-common-denominator proletarian entertainments * must work with slow, elderly political game-players * must continue to conduct lawful entitlement ceremonies despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-1 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious personality. One must act under pressure, have to move but slowly, push forward against stiff limitations; cautious, conventional identity; tense competition, muscular fatigue, chronic impeded movement, seizures and cramps. Heavy legacy pressure against free movement. Resistance to new ideas and direct action. Resentment toward constriction of physical appearance. Support for socially-approved dutiful roles, conventionalized identity, and conduct befitting an elder.
  • Shani-yuti-Chandra * nishturabhashi yoga * resistance to protectors * pragmatic routines * austere childhood home * limited creature-comforts * blocked nutrition * burden of guilt toward mother * emotional withholding * punitive parents * class-structured ethnicity * * uncomfortable discipline * oppressed sensitivities * dried flow * needs rules + regulations * frozen feelings * strict foundational schooling * proletarian culture

Shani aripathi occupies Simha-lagna suggesting chronic health conditions since birth, focused in heart and spine; exacerbated by the expansive capabilities of nichha-Guru-6

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

  • Rahu-Urisha * uttama * shimmering illusion of storage * craving for preserved collections * unusual banking practices * over-reaching acquisitions * preposterous accumulations * mesmerizing treasure-hoards * fabulous inventories * exotic food stores * amazing ship-holds + warehouses * mask of historic conservatism * intriguing acts of barreling + cooperage + 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 values-fulfillment * seeks privilege via memory keeper-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-10 * passion for leadership power * in swabhava of Sober Shani, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual iconic, symbolic, representational, government, executive authority, social status. Rahu-10 desires an important regulating role in materially privileged, socially visible ranks. Exciting, potentially fraudulent, opportunistic character of the leaders, bosses and government officials. Thrives in culturally-mixed legislative, executive settings. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a boss, an authority-figure, a decision-maker, a legislator, a tyrant. Rahu-10 trespasses the cultural boundaries of governance authority, social dignity. Thrilling hunger for high-recognition, empowered reputation, respect. Ambition of the father's family

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Vrizchika * uttama * detached Witness to hidden empowerments * incomplete discovery *empty secrets * dissolute penetrations * not limited by catastrophic change * disregards terror * ignores restriction on initiations * disinterested in rebirth * applies exploratory initiative to 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 * irrelevance of the habitual folkways * surrenders the received nationality * dismisses the parents * walks away from the established routines.
  • Ketu-yuti-Zukra * surrendered arrangements * unfulfilled promises * disconnected bargaining * unsustainable contracts * incomplete harmony * fragmented negotiations * abandoned alliances * absence of equity * apathetic brokerage * eccentric music * distrust * dissatisfaction in relationships * Spiritual liberation via release of vows * For husbandly nativities, may dissolve 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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