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Mahesh Yogi

a.k.a. Mahesh Prasad Varma


  • either 12-Jan-1917 (lore)

  • or 12-Jan-1918 (passport)

Earthbody-Exit 05-February-2008 (age 91)


"Transcendental Meditation" business* Maharishi Mahesh Yogi a.k.a. Mahesh Prasad Varma * 1917-2008

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Uttara-azadha * Vaizva

BPL commentary

For Uttara-azadha 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

Dhanuzya Pada-1 can show Brihaspati's rulership of 1-embodiment + 4-cultural foundations. Nakshatrapathi 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 lagna, nakshatrapathi 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 = yuvathipathi.

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

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 considerations:

12-Jan-1917 (family lore)

during the entire day on Friday 12-Jan-1917, uttama-Mangala is very strong in shad-bala. 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 (uttama-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 Zukra to have Professor Bright Bhrigu-yuti-Surya-yuti-Rahu-Dhanuzya with this cluster receiving drishti of Guru-Meza whilst 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 Purvazadha, no longer associated with out-of-body states of consciousness. Shani furthermore has entered Azlesa .

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-Azvini upon Chandra-Zukra-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-borth in Jabalpur (Jubbulpore) Madhya Pradesha, India * Ketu-Guru bhukti

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

Zukra Mahadasha * age 2.3 until age 22.3

Surya Mahadasha * age 22.3 until 28.3

Chandra Mahadasha * age 28.3 until age 38.3

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

Mangala Mahadasha * age 38.3 until age 45.3

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

1959 first World Tour , begin International Meditation Society* Mangala-Budha bhukti; Budha rules-7 +karmesha-10 public visibility, institutional leadership, iconic roles

Rahu Mahadasha * age 45.3 until age 64.3

1962 Global presence, begin internationally recognized teaching worldwide * Rahu-Rahu bhukti, Rahu-1 Uttara-azadha yuti Surya-yuti-Zukra

relocates headquarters to global banking center

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

Guru Mahadasha * age 64.3 until age 80.3

1990 relocates headquarters to Vlodrop, Netherlands

Shani Ashtamsha via Meena Jun-1995 until Apr-1998

Shani Mahadasha * age 80.3 until age 90

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

05-Feb-2008 * decease via dementia (MMY age 90)

Distinctive features of the nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * Jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Dhanuzya* Aditya * the unsplit, undivided
  • Surya in bhava-1 * center of identity, bright embodiment, intelligence for competition, focus on appearance, athletic entitlements * father-figure plays self-directed, champion roles * eye on personality *sparkling center of the vitality-drama
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious, bright bargainer, entitled to pleasures, radiantly diplomatic, self-reflexively attractiv
  • Surya-yuti-Rahu * confidently opportunistic * bright mesmerizer * creatively intelligent culture-mixing * entitled to mix and mottle * ambitious father-figure * adventurously aligned with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly risk-rewarding

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

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

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Simha * comforted by creatively radiant, rhythmic confident dramatic display
  • Chandra in Magha * comforted by dramatic, wandering observance * protectors of three-fires ceremony, glorious visions, unlimited magic
  • Chandra in classroom-9 * comfort in the paradigm of belief * familiar with doctrine * accustomed to routine patronage * soothed by globalist perspective * needs to feel the repeating pulse of preaching sermons * calmed by a broad worldview * acculturated to principled understanding * emotionally sensitive father-figures * habitually seeks guidance * settled into the rhythm of philosophical humanism * undulating convictions

Chandra in Magha = shakti to leave the body at will * comforted by dramatic, wandering observance * protectors of three-fires ceremony, glorious visions, unlimited magic

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

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Maraka-Draco * uttama * 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 social summit * champion of hierarchical systems
  • Mangala in bhava-2 * drive toward values lineage, pursuit of treasuries, energized face-speech-song, aggressive family hoarding, vigorous capitalization-banking, storage, assets, conservation, family dynamics, acquisitive conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * communicative competitions * energized signaling * dynamic reporting * clipped speech patterns * abrupt announcements * masculine messaging patterns * pushes toward direct commands * potential for aggressive gestures * incisive speech * forceful writing

uttama-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.

uttama- Mangala = the classic captains of industry * in this case the industry of education in historical values (2)

His meditation skills training business created a new delivery channel for the proliferation of meditation and lifestyle information as a commercial product. (For those who assert that 'consumerism' is the religion of the future, this new transmission method may be the harbinger of interesting future developments. )

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • 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 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-Mangala * explainer of competitive energies * affinity for engineering, invasive, exploratory roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction *articulator of competitive energies, signals forward action, message of innovation and forward movement, outspoken, fraternal conversations, aggressive communications, talkative brother-figures

Budha rules 10th navamsha + uttama-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.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka


  • Guru-Meza * much movement, philosophy of direct movement, many competitions, pioneering beliefs, doctrine of conquest, innovative guidance, expands the scope of championship, multiple engineers and athletes
  • Guru in bhava-5 * much creativity, many intelligences, many entitlements, numerous games, much speculation, many performances, extensive self-glorification. Children identified with paradigmatic beliefs. Expansion of politics, development of drama. Optimistic in romance
  • 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 rules Karakamsha = Dhanuzya lagna = personality integrity, charismatic self-image associated with higher wisdom teaching, religious culture, universities, global viewpoint

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Dhanuzya * appreciation of humanistic belief * likes broad perspectives * attracted to teachers and priests * pleasures of theory * dogmatic arrangements * enjoys indoctrination * aesthetic of philosophical worldview
  • Zukra-1 * pleasure of handsome embodiment * enjoys the company of women * graciously attractive qualities of the appearance * active style of balancing * active pursuit of arrangements * appreciation of embodiment * 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
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama, appreciation for political display, theatrical negotiations, self-focused arrangements, radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining, sweetly confident entitlements, enjoys politics, negotiating father-figure, intelligently focused on trades, arrangements, contracts * arrangements according to father's choice or self-will
  • Zukra-yuti-Rahu * sweetened adventure * gracious ambition * appreciation for exciting opportunism * masked negotiations * over-reaching agreements * exceptional beauty * enjoys cultural mixing  * barrier-bending, culturally unusual arrangements * diplomatic equity balanced with exhilarating risk * risk-rewarding contracts * typically an unconventionally attractive, pleasantly mesmerizing appearance.

Dhanayoga Treasury

Vriddhipathi-11= Zukra- 1 = 3rd from swakshetra = self-made earnings.

vidyapathi-5 Mangala in 2; Dharmesha-9 Surya in 1; Vriddhipathi-11 Zukra 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."

Vriddhipathi-11 Zukra in bhava-1 yuti Rahu = marketplace (11) ambitions.. Vriddhipathi-11 economic systems = Zukra (harmony) yuti Rahu (exotic) + Surya (bright center). Zukra + 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 + Zukra + Surya is an attractive, pleasant, exotic, and fascinating character.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Karkata * heavy old routines * obliged to conform to the ancient habits * must bear the weight of old defensive structures * vital energy compression stress zone = stomach * strictly imposed systems of security * must adhere to established proletarian cultural roots * must materialize orderly sustainable settlements * rigid resistance to change of the folkways * must engage in farming and fishing * must care for elders * aging infrastructure, insufficient ports and roadways * lack of moisture in the farms and fields * cramped dwellings and crumbling fences * slow elderly caretakers * must continue to maintain protective nourishment despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-8 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious transformations. One must slowly, inexorably change the old order. One must regenerate while always maintaining the system; cautious, conventional discoveries; tense renewals, fear of emergencies, chronic trauma patterns; hidden features of sexual-reproduction; heavy legacy pressure against free discovery of mysteries. Resistance to new identity. Disaster fatigue; martial law. Resentment toward changes in partner's behavior. Extra responsibility for the impecunious family of the lifepartner. In-laws contribute little. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as surgeon, tantriki, concealer, mask-maker, emergency regulator.

dhanapati-2 + bhratrupathi-3 in 8 = assets hidden from government (Shani) taxation; bhratrupathi-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, age with disciplined austerity = died of old age at age 90 =

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

  • Rahu-Dhanuzya * shimmering illusion of wisdom * craving for philosophical principle * mirage of fatherly generosity * extraordinary theory * unusual approach to higher truth * mask of global humanistic belief * fascinating doctrine * over-reaching catechisms * fabulous patronage * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of professorship, guidance * seeks privilege via proselytism * seeks privilege via guru-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-1 * passion for vitality * in swabhava of Competitive Kuja, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous, exotic, or mesmerizing physical visage, extraordinary athletic movement. Smoky, oily aura. Craves an exceptional appearance, exhilarating energy, thrilling champion of non-standard lifestyles. Seeks social mobility via vital, dynamic muscularity. Exciting personality. Challenges the norms with innovative behavior. Unusual combination of identities. Embodiment of socio-cultural mixing. Seeks opportunity via ability to cross customary boundaries. Double agent, representing two or more groups. Over-reaching characteristics. Stirring ambition. Trespasses the conventional dividing cultural boundaries. Remarkable conditions of birth. A fascinating figure.. May represent a cult of personality.
  • Surya-yuti-Rahu * amplified ambition to attain center-stage roles, magnified confidence, passion for exotic performance arts, trickster with dramatic flair, opportunistic father, flamboyant pursuit of social mobility, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of political genius
  • Zukra-yuti-Rahu * amplified attractions, magnified beauty. exotic art-music, tricky arrangements, opportunistic feminine-figures, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of luxuriously lovely pleasures

Surya-yuti-Rahu * amplified ambition to attain center-stage roles, magnified confidence, passion for exotic performance arts, trickster with dramatic flair, opportunistic father, flamboyant pursuit of social mobility, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of political genius

Rahu in lagna in each of the 16 Parashari varga.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Mithunaya * dissociates from conversation, * incomplete message * empty instructions * absent from the discussion * wandering mentality * fragmented signals * not limited by commerce * ignores restriction on communication * liberation by release of narratives * applies explanatory gestures to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-7 * ambivalent toward agreements, absentee spouse, disregards contractual loyalties, disinterested in negotiations, wanders from the middle-balance, dissolves the alliances, irrelevance of equity and partnership. One abandons the usual covenants, ignores the conventional bargains, delivers incoherent promises.

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


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