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"TM" Maharishi


Mahesh Yogi

a.k.a. Mahesh Prasad Varma


  • either 12-Jan-1917 (lore)

  • or 12-Jan-1918 (passport)

dematerialization 05-February-2008 (age 91)


"Transcendental Meditation" business

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi a.k.a. Mahesh Prasad Varma


birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


BPL commentary

For Uttarāṣāḍha births of a masculine 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 Iswara, 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 is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Nunki. Their purpose is to express the radiant clear light of truth in an orderly, institutional framework.

Psychic intelligence

Dhanus Pada-1 can show Brihaspati's rulership of 1-embodiment + 4-cultural foundations. nakshatra-pati Suyra and Guru enjoy high-compatibility yang patterns. Pada-1 tends to be paternalistic, politically savvy, self-referential to the point of self-righteousness, and generous of spirit. Iconic and inspirational teachers of the patriarchal lineages are found here. Often found in the role of philosopher, professor, or guru-figure. Assess the role of Brihaspati to determine the degree of optimism and alignment with the prevailing doctrine.

Makara-pada 2-3-4 express the tension between structural Shani and solipsistic Surya. From the Makara indriya-lagna, nakshatra-pati Surya becomes the revelatory, illuminating randhresha. Thus pada 2-3-4 are mystical and gender-neutral [Shani]. Pada 2-3-4 demonstrate respect for age and orderly governance. Yet, their purpose is visionary [Surya]. Psychics and seers are found here. Depending on the vigor of Shani, hierarchical institutions may come to surround their initiatory teachings.. Their emotional stability in partnership arises from Chandra = yuvati-pati.

Themes of clairsentient vision, personal certainty, and prophecy may contextualize Ishwara's terrestrial experience. Also applies to Chandra in Uttarāṣāḍha.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 87

"a very good, honest, and sincere character...

A peace loving disposition.

  • Very intelligent and wise.

  • Respected and liked by everyone with whom he comes in contact.

Eager to live and let live.

  • Tolerant to others, giving help where help is required.

A good counselor in times of need or trouble.

  • Such a person makes a good and steady friend,

  • whose friendship is to be valued because it will stand the tests of time and adversity."


Mahesh Yogi with My Sweet Lord 1943-2001 Beatle George Harrison (left) and Imagine 1940-1980 Beatle John Lennon (right), late 1960's

rectification of birth date and time


12-Jan-1917 (family lore)

during the entire day on Friday 12-Jan-1917, [uchcha] Mangala is very strong in Shad-bala (the six weights). Makara-Mangala accepts drishti of Pushya-Shani-8 occult high priesthood (Shani in a nakshatra of Shani). The Maharishi-Mahesh-Yogi was a skilled businessman ([uchcha] Mangala) who created a multi-billion dollar global educational and commercial empire teaching (selling) mystical practices in a form accessible to the hoi-polloi [Shani].

Chandra occupies shakti-of-astral-travel nakshatra of Magha

Rahu occupies the lagna of each of the 16 Parashari varga.

on the day of Shukra to have Professor Bright Beautiful Bhrigu-yuti-Surya-yuti-Rahu-Dhanus with this cluster receiving drishti of Guru-Mesha while the Magha Chandra also receives this same philosophical Guru drishti seems like an appropriate fit for the historical record of this individual.

12-Jan-1918 (passport birth data)

during the entire day on Saturday 12-Jan-1918, Mangala-Kanya has lost His leadership acumen and Chandra occupies Pūrvāṣāḍhā, no longer associated with out-of-body states of consciousness. Shani furthermore has entered Aśleṣa .

Guru having advanced into Vrishabha-Krittika no longer so richly supports the nativity, because from Vrishabha, Brihaspati's Parashari drishti reaches only the criticizing, arguing Kuja-Kanya.

(Compare to the drishti of Guru-Aśvini upon Chandra-Shukra-Surya-Rahu on the 12-Jan-1917 date of birth)

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Ketu Mahadasha * age birth until age 2.3

12-Jan-1917 Earth-birth in Jabalpur (Jubbulpore) Madhya Pradesha, India * Ketu-Guru bhukti

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

Shukra Mahadasha * age 2.3 until age 22.3

Apr-1907 until Jul-1909 Shani Ashtamsha via Meena

Surya Mahadasha * age 22.3 until 28.3

Chandra Mahadasha * age 28.3 until age 38.3

Feb-1937 until Apr-1939 Shani Ashtamsha via Meena

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

Mangala Mahadasha * age 38.3 until age 45.3

1955 (MPV age 38) begins public teaching * Mangala-Mangala svabhukti * Mangala strong in shadbala = uttama vidya-pati-5 in bhava-2 yuti Budha, dramatic speech, historical-values topics bhava-2

1959 (MPV age 42) first World Tour , begin International Meditation Society * Mangala-Budha bhukti; Budha activates 7 +karmesha-10 public visibility, institutional leadership, iconic roles

Rahu Mahadasha * age 45.3 until age 64.3

1962 (MPV age 45) Global presence, begin teaching worldwide * Rahu-Rahu bhukti, Rahu-1 Uttarāṣāḍha yuti Surya-yuti-Shukra

Apr-1966 until Jun-1968 Shani Ashtamsha via Meena

relocates headquarters to global banking center

Sep-1977 until Nov-1979 Janma Sade-Sati Simha

Guru Mahadasha * age 64.3 until age 80.3

1990 (MPV age 73) relocates headquarters to Vlodrop, Netherlands

Jun-1995 until Apr-1998 Shani Ashtamsha via Meena

Shani Mahadasha * age 80.3 until decease age 90

Nov-2006 until Sep-2009 Janma Sade-Sati Simha

05-Feb-2008 (MPV age 90) dematerialization via dementia ++ Sade-Sati

Distinctive features of the nativity


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

[Sarala Yoga]

[mystical randhresha]



  • Surya-Dhanus * Aditya * the unsplit, undivided * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the preaching-teaching philosophical rashi of Brihaspati
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds * brightly contemplative * focus on seclusion * invisible light-source provides private guidance * intuitive entitlements * brilliant in research * backroom politics * intelligence for interior prayer * eye on creative imagination * sparkling center of the sanctuary * radiant clairsentient drama * father may be isolated or unavailable
  • Surya-yuti-Shukra * confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * uniquely intelligent feminine-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * graciously creative * dramatic promises * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive * father may be artist-broker-arranger
  • Surya-yuti-Rahu * confidently opportunistic * bright mesmerizer * passion for creative culture-mixing * boundary-breeching entitlements * craves important center-stage roles * ambitious father-figure * adventurously aligned with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly risk-rewarding


Surya activates Arudha lagna = dharmasthana = religion, public prayer, professorial preaching

Dharmesha-9 Surya-1 = affiliated with public worship, religious activities.


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-9 * draws comfort from paradigms of belief * emotionally attuned to sacred doctrine * accustomed to priesthood * maternal piety * soothed by globalist perspective * feels the pulse of preaching * calmed by a broad worldview * acculturated to principled understanding * needs a familiar catechism * protective patrons * habitually seeks guidance * settled into philosophical roles * undulating convictions * mother may be devout, philosophical, a disciple, a proselyte


Chandra in Magha = shakti to leave the body at will * protectors of three-fires ceremony * feels the glorious magnetism * soothed by unlimited light magic

Chandra-9 Magha = a high magus, magister, master of the shakti to consciously come and go from the body at will.


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

  • Mangala-Maraka-Draco [uchcha] * vigorous competition for elite authority * warrior for social position * proactive regulation * push toward lawful structure * pursues executive roles * dominating energy in institutional governance * conquest of pyramid summit * champion of hierarchical systems
  • Mangala in bhava-2 * vigorous orator * loudly lectures on values * pursuit of treasuries * competitive financial actions * innovative knowledge * energized face-voice-song * memorable speeches * sings and shouts * champion of literacy-reading * historic pronouncements * prone to shouting * forward drive toward capitalization * promotes conservation * hyperactive family dynamics * acquisitive conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * proactive communications * energized signaling * dynamic reporting * clipped speech patterns * abrupt announcements * masculine messaging patterns * pushes toward direct commands * forward thrusting gestures * incisive speech * forceful writing

[uchcha] Mangala in bhava-2 very strong for wealth accumulation. dynamic physical energy directed toward traditional historical lineage knowledge via speech, song, oral histories. Kuja-yuti-Budha, direct and dynamic delivery of instructions, descriptions, explanations, arguments.

[uchcha] Mangala = the classic captains of industry * in this case the industry of education in historical values (2)

MPV's meditation skills training business created a new delivery channel for the proliferation of meditation and lifestyle information as a commoditized product.

For those who assert that 'consumerism' is the newest global religion, this commercial transmission method may be the harbinger of interesting future developments.


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-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-Mangala * competitive communications * scripted actions * impatient conversations * potential for sexualized messaging * penetrating explanations * direct instruction * signals forward action * pioneering movement * outspoken opinions * talkative brother-figures


Budha activates 10th navamsha + [uchcha] Mangala = a direct and socially regular, corporate-style trainer . In Makara, Budha disfavors unnecessary speech, but a special talent is given for delivering instructions as "rules " [Makara]. Quick grasp of social structures and public conventions.


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

Lagnesha for Dhanus indriya-lagna

  • 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-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
  • 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
  • Guru-yuti-Rahu mizra-karaka * multiple mix-culture opportunities * permission to bend barriers * many impostors * abundant expedience * wide scope of ambition * craving for expansion * seeks promotional advantage via globalist philosophy * optimistic toward obtainment of privilege


Guru activates Karakamsha = Dhanus indriya-lagna = personality integrity, charismatic self-image associated with higher wisdom teaching, religious culture, universities, global viewpoint


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

  • Shukra-Dhanus * appreciation of humanistic belief * advocates for theory * attracted to teachers * agrees with priests * pleased by broad perspective * prefers inspiring partners * dogmatic arrangements * enjoys indoctrination * delighted by philosophy * aesthetic of shared worldview
  • Shukra-1 * seeks pleasure via handsome embodiment * enjoys the company of women * graciously attractive appearance * active style of balancing * pursues adjustable arrangements * appreciation of muscular vitality * pleasing designs to adorn the head * aesthetic of new life * physical exercise to balance the brain * identified with brokerage * seeks the sweet midpoint of dynamic negotiations * energetic pursuit of equity * identified with acts of diplomacy * bargains vigorously for fair exchange * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be an athlete-innovator-pioneer
  • Shukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama * appreciation for political display * pleasantly charming * self-focused diplomacy * radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining * sweet entitlements * negotiating father-figure * self-directed arrangements * focus on trade exchange * solipsistic romance * idealistic contracts * enjoys the game of deal-making * prefers self-confident partners
  • Shukra-yuti-Rahu * sweetened adventure * gracious ambition * appreciation for opportunities * thrilling negotiations * passionate sensuality * over-reaching agreements * exceptional beauty * enjoys cultural mixing * barrier-bending relationships * unorthodox arrangements * diplomatic equity balances exhilarating chance * risk-rewarding contracts * unconventionally attractive * pleasantly mesmerizing appearance * prefers exciting partners


Dhanayoga Treasury

Vriddhi-pati-11= Shukra- 1 = 3rd from svakshetra = self-made earnings.

vidya-pati-5 Mangala in 2; Dharmesha-9 Surya in 1; Vriddhi-pati-11 Shukra in 1 = significant dhana yoga pattern.

  • According to, "The reported value of the Maharishi's organization has ranged from the millions to billions of U.S. dollars and in 2008, the organization placed the value of their United States assets at about $300 million."

Vriddhi-pati-11 Shukra in bhava-1 yuti Rahu = marketplace (11) ambitions.. Vriddhi-pati-11 economic systems = Shukra (harmony) yuti Rahu (exotic) + Surya (bright center). Shukra + Surya = bitter enemies; Rahu Eclipser + Surya Shiner also = bitter enemies. It is an internal challenge to reconcile the personality elements in this lagna however external Rahu + Shukra + Surya is an attractive, pleasant, exotic, and fascinating character.


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

  • [Pushya] Shani-Karkata * overburdened routines * class-conscious ethnicity * habitual conformity * must accept social responsibility for emotional stability * old defensive structures * structural compression upon stomach * strict security systems * proletarian cultural roots * must continue orderly sustainable settlements * rigid resistance to change of the folkways * regulates farming-fishing habits * must care for elders * aging local infrastructure * cramped shipping ports * ancient roadways * agricultural drought * dark dwellings * often stuck in a rut * protective policing routines * scarce domestic resources * maintainer of old seasonal rhythms
  • Shani in Bhava-8 * steady time-structured transformations * impedes infinity * must impose order upon dangerous environments * resists the advance of inexorable change * must regenerate while maintaining the system * cautiously conventional initiations * tense renewals * postpones surgery * fear of eruptions * chronic trauma patterns * pressures on the hidden mechanisms of sexual-reproduction * blocks the revelation of mysteries * pushback against emerging new cycles * disaster fatigue * martial law * dry rigidity limits rejuvenation * frugal in-laws * elders preserve undisclosed assets


dhanapati-2 + bhratru-pati-3 in 8 = assets hidden from government [Shani] taxation; bhratru-pati-3 indicates that much of the hidden wealth is self-earned in commercial business, via delivery of instruction or sales of product.

Shani in bhava-8 grants longevity with disciplined austerity = died of old age at age 90 =


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

  • [Uttarāṣāḍha] Rahu-Dhanus * shimmering illusion of wisdom * craving for philosophical principle * mirage of generous patronage * extraordinary theory * extravagant preaching * unorthodox approach to higher truth * mask of global humanism* fascinating doctrine * over-reaching catechisms * fabulous proselytism * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of philosophical belief * seeks privilege via guru-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-1 * passion for fleshly vitality * in svabhava of Competitive Kuja, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous physical visage * extraordinary athletic action * outsider who cleverly insinuates into a noble identity * smoky, oily aura * desires competitive advantage * exceptionally recognizable appearance * exhilarating force of nature *thrilling champion of non-standard lifestyles * social mobility via dynamic movement * powerful personality * innovative behavior challenges existing norms * culturally mixed self-image * embodies exciting new energies * self-promotion via blood-and-birth * double agent * over-reaching ambition for empowered individuality * craves special importance * trespasses cultural limitations of race-class-creed-gender * fascinating figure * may represent a cult of personality.
  • Rahu-yuti-Surya * amplified ambition for center-stage roles * magnified confidence * passion for exotic display * trickster with dramatic flair * opportunistic father * creative pursuit of social mobility * fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of exceptional intelligence * thrilling political genius * hypnotic charm * seeks privilege via bright celebrity * sparkling center of cross-cultural pollination
  • Rahu-yuti-Shukra * amplified attractions * magnified beauty * exotic taste * tricky partners * opportunistic feminine-figures * fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of luxurious pleasure * strange-and-wonderful designs * thrilling relationships * barrier-bending brokerage * unusual contracts * hypnotic arrangements * gracious balance of cross-cultural mixing * entrancing music

Rahu in lagna in each of the 16 Parashari varga.

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

  • Ketu-Mithunaya * dissociates from conversation * incomplete messages * empty instructions * absent from discussion * wandering mentality * fragmented signals * not limited by conventional talk * dialog of liberation * ignores normal business * forgives the sibling-cohort * incoherent scripts * releases a plant-green cloud of explanatory gestures into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-7 * ambivalent toward agreements * absentee advocates * disregards contractual loyalties * disinterested in mutuality * wanders from the middle-balance * irrelevance of equity * surrenders alliances * abandons the usual covenants * ignores advice * incoherent promises * liberation via surrendered negotiations * unless other graha in 7, may prefer to live free from partners


Ketu-7 taking drishti of Shukra + Surya contributes to nebulous, cloud-covered, incoherent, socially disconnected style of sexual coupling. The sexual behavior is inconsistent, unfocused and disregards social conventions. yuvati-pati-7 in 8th from 7 suggests the transformation of the married energies into business pursuits (Mangala-Budha in 2).


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