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"TM" Maharishi


Mahesh Yogi

a.k.a. Mahesh Prasad Varma

a.k.a. Mahesh Srivastava


  • either 12-Jan-1917 [lore]

  • or 12-Jan-1918 [passport]

dematerialization 05-Feb-2008 [age 91]


// Transcendental Meditation // business

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

a.k.a. Mahesh Prasad Varma


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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-7 which can signal a disciplined vow [perhaps social recognized celibacy] . Tbyhe Maharishi-Mahesh-Yogi was a skilled businessman [[uchcha] Mangala] who created a multi-billion dollar global educational and commercial empire teaching [selling] a meditation technique [Budha] in a form accessible to the hoi-polloi [Shani].

Chandra occupies shakti-of-astral-travel nakshatra of Magha in mystical randhrasthana

Born on the day of Shukra

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 permissive, philosophical Guru drishti

12-Jan-1917 seems like an appropriate fit for the historical record of this individual.

Authors of a prominent biography of the MMY also concur that 1917 is the birth year, not the passport date.


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 Magha 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 widely expanding impact of 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 2.1

12-Jan-1917 Earth-birth in Jabalpur [Jubbulpore] Madhya Pradesha, India *Ketu-Shani bhukti ++ dvadasa Sade-Sati

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

Shukra Mahadasha * age 2.1 until age 22.1

Feb-1937 until Apr-1939 Shani Ashtamsha via Meena

Surya Mahadasha * age 22.1 until 28.1

1942 [MPV age 25] earned B.S. in Physics from Allahabad University * Surya-Budha bhukti * Budha diploma

1942 [MPV age 25] hired as administrative assistant serving the Shankaracharya [head of monastic schools] for the northern Jyotir-Matha, Swami Brahmananda Saraswati * Surya-Budha bhukti * Budha administration

Chandra Mahadasha * age 28.1 until age 38.1

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

20-May-1953 [MPV age 36] decease of the Jyotir-Matha Shankaracharya, Swami Brahmananda Saraswati * Chandra-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rules 2nd-from-9 decease of doctrinal guide ++ Rahu-Return

Mangala Mahadasha * age 38.1 until age 45.1

1955 [MPV age 38] begins public teaching * Mangala-Mangala svabhukti * Mangala rules-and-aspects 4-foundational education

1958 [MPV age 41] first World Tour begins in Rangoon * Mangala-Budha bhukti [Kuja-yuti-Budha] * Budha rules 9-global instruction

1959 [MPV age 42] rebranding of the Jyotir Math technique of Deep Meditation into the new commercial format, /Transcendental Meditation/ * Mangala-Budha bhukti [Kuja-yuti-Budha] * Budha brand-management, commerce

1959 [MPV age 42] begin International Meditation Society * Mangala-Budha bhukti * [Kuja-yuti-Budha] Budha rules 9-global instruction

Rahu Mahadasha * age 45.1 until age 64.1 * 1962-1980

1962 [MPV age 45] Global presence, begin teaching worldwide * Rahu-Rahu bhukti [Surya-yuti-Rahu] [Shukra-yuti-Rahu]

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 64.1 until age 80.1 * 1980-1996

1990 [MPV age 73] relocates headquarters to Vlodrop, Netherlands * Guru-Shukra bhukti * Shukra karmesha corporate office

Jun-1995 until Apr-1998 Shani Ashtamsha via Meena

Shani Mahadasha * age 80.1 until decease age 90

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

05-Feb-2008 [MPV age 90] dematerialization via dementia. USA-assets alone [not counting intl portfolio] valued at approx USD_300million HNWI * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules-7 ++ janma Sade-Sati

MrishiMahesh_Yogi_flowers.jpg Distinctive features of the nativity


pitri-karaka [father] jyoti-karaka [light]

[Sarala Yoga]

[mystical randhresha for Makara-Draco indriya-lagna]

[center of faith sanctuary]

[central roles in clandestine teaching]




  • [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-breaching entitlements * craves important center-stage roles * ambitious father-figure * adventurously aligned with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly risk-rewarding


Surya-yuti-Shukra finance ++ Surya rules 8-taxes

  • Dad belonged to the Kayastha community, who are traditionally writers, court scribes, documentarians, and record-keepers.
  • Dad served as a tax official in the local government service.


Randhresha Surya-12 = sarala yoga, mystical practices, meditation siddhi, secret tantra


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[bargaining jaya-pati for Makara udaya-lagna]


  • [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-8] comfortable with crisis * familiar with catastrophe * unpredictable mother * feels the pulse of cyclical rebirth * soothed by secrecy * sensitive to danger * revolutionary sentiment * accustomed to frequent upheaval * seeks deeply rhythmic initiation * acculturated to exploration * occult sensitivities * needs eruptive energies * nourished by non-disclosure * emotionally attuned to trauma * undulating shakti-shocks * mother may be a mystic, healer, concealer, agent of disguise


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-8 Magha = a high magus, magister, master of the shakti to consciously come and go from the body at will.

Ruler of 7 occupies 8. Generally a prognosis for secrecy in relationships.


bhratru-karaka [brother] virya-karaka [virile]



[Ruchaka Yoga]

[Kuja Dosha for alliance-1]

[identified with foundational teaching]

[promotes ancestral cultures]


  • [Mangala-Maraka-Draco] 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-1] forward fighter * muscular champion * competitive winner * drive toward performance vitality * embodied action * primal sexuality * pursuit of progress * direct movement * physical engineering * thrusting vigor * dominating personality * pushy * dynamic innovator * energized conquests * athletic body
  • [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


dynamically goal-pursuing [uchcha-Mangala in bhava-1] rules

  • 4-schools, foundational education, real-estate, properties, farms, towns
  • 11-gains of income, achievement, community linkage, social networks, marketplace dominance
  • According to htttps://, "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."

Instructional Delivery

[uchcha-Kuja-yuti-Budha] = Rulers of 4 + 6 + 9 + 11

  • dynamic direct delivery of instructions, descriptions, explanations, arguments [Budha]
  • conducted within an economically driven marketplace-oriented learning-center system [Mangala]

MPV's meditation skills training business created a new [Kuja] commercial [Budha] delivery channel for the proliferation of ancestral [4] meditation technique and lifestyle information


jamayah-karaka [sibling] sandeza-karaka [message] zisya-karaka [student]


[talks about faith]

[narrative of identity with lawful doctrine]




  • [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-1] narrative of embodiment * bifurcated self-image * discusses physical appearance * describer of embodiment * explainer of tangible self * delivers instructions for self-characterization * articulation of communicative movement * animated gestures * talks about personality * details the two-sided identity
  • [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


Businesslike, training, presentations Budha in bhava-1 rules

  • 6- crime, conflict, mistreatment, misinformation, unbalanced relationships, exploitation, disease
  • 9-public prayer, professorial preaching, higher wisdom teaching, religious culture, universities, global viewpoint

[uchcha-Kuja-yuti-Budha] = Rulers of 4 + 6 + 9 + 11

Budha-Makara-Draco disfavors unnecessary speech, but a special talent is given for delivering hierarchically regulated instructions [Makara].

Quick grasp of social structures and publicly approved conventions.

1958 [MPV age 41] first World Tour begins in Rangoon * Mangala-Budha bhukti [Kuja-yuti-Budha] * Budha rules 9-global instruction

  • Starting in his first work trip outside India in 1958, Mangala-Budha bhukti, MMY formulated TM Teacher Training Programs, [Budha program] to disseminate the instructions in a structured organization [Makara]
  • MMY began regular [Makara] international touring schedules [Budha rules 9, international tours]
  • MMY's evangelical outreach [Budha] used the modern boradcast system rather than the traditional in-person tutelage model of the traditional culture
  • MMY's organization [Makara] published books. He made television appearances.
  • As dharmesha, Budha eventually produced a a corporate-style University of Management [Budha]


dhava-karaka [husband] bahuta-karaka [variety]


[Guru rules Dhanus-12 Karakamsha]

[Guru activates Dhanus-10th navamsha]

[Guru rules Meena svamsha = [Uttarāṣāḍha-4]

  • [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-4] many local roots * growth of homes * fertile gardens * many diploma-licenses * abundant owned property * many vehicles * multiple protective caretakers * multiple mother-figures * much shipping-transport * tolerance for parochial perspectives * numerous deeds of title * a patron of environmental stewardship * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be a grower-builder-schoolteacher-miner-shipper-landowner


Guru activates Dhanus-10th navamsha containing the extraordinary teacher-preacher pair, Rahu-yuti-Surya atmakaraka

Guru rules Dhanus-12 Karakamsha = meditation, distant lands, interiority, cloistered environments, clairsentience


svadu-karaka [sweet] kalatra-karaka [wifely companion]

[Yogakaraka for Makara-Draco indriya-lagna]

[private inspirational relationships]

[invisible indoctrination by feminine guides]

[Shukra rules Tula-10 Arudha lagna]



  • [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-12] seeks imaginative pleasure * private sensuality * values spiritually guided partnership * gracefully intuitive feminine-figures * agreeable sleep * visions of contemplative harmony * enjoys beautiful sanctuaries * aesthetic designs to adorn the feet * likes meditations * appreciation of Other Worlds * attracted to quiet spaces * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be contemplative-foreign-isolated-researcher
  • [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


harmonizing, private, musical Shukra-12 rules

  • 5-drama, celebrity, politics, creativity, genius
  • 10-reputation, public visibility, social authority, governance, iconic roles

vidya-pati-5 Shukra-12 genius for meditation


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


[energizing lagnesha for Makara-Draco indriya-lagna]

[obligatory hierarchical contracts]

[strict status-positioning vows]


  • [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-7] enduring partnerships * heavy vows * must balance-and-rebalance * lawful relationships * tense bargaining * grim determination to maintain the contract * chronic marital responsibilities * compression of the visible genitalia * pressured bargaining * negotiation fatigue * unyielding alliances * slow-moving advisors * resists new arrangements * elders maintain respected old promises


disciplined, vow-respecting, hierarchically steady Shani in Bhava-7 rules

  • 1- identity, personality, appearance
  • 2 -traditional historical lineage knowledge via sound, speech, song, oral histories.


rajyalobha-karaka [ambition] picchala-karaka [slippery]

[passion for doctinal sanctuary]

[craving for clairsentient inspiration]




Makara-Uttarāṣāḍha indirya-lagna

[mutual drishti of Rahu-12-Dhanus ++ Guru-4-Mesha]

  • [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-12] passion for privacy * in svabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous retreat * culturally mixed interior guidance * outsider who cleverly insinuates into visionary roles * thrilling psychic adventures * seeks importance via enclosures * exciting invisible events * opportunities via mother's beliefs * extraordinary spirits * self-promoting dreams * exceptional results from imaginative research * mesmerizing Other-Worlds * trespasses the cultural boundaries of private inspiration * may pose as a dream-interpreter * may appear as a magician from distant lands
  • [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 Mahadasha * age 45.1 until age 64.1 * 1962-1980

In the late 1960s and early 1970s , MMY became known as a teacher-guru of the Beatles, The Beach Boys and other celebrities. Mula-Shukra-yuti-Rahu musicians


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-6] [beneficial] ungrounded enemies * disregards criminal boundaries * absentee maternal relatives * dissolves limits on medications * ambivalent toward exploitations * disinterested in disagreement * disregards accusations * ignores the physicians * walks away from sickness * abandons suffering * vacuous conflicts * liberation via surrender of guilt-and-blame * unless other graha in 6, may prefer to live free from mother's relatives


Ketu in classroom-6 taking drishti of Surya-yuti-Rahu [Shukra-yuti-Rahu] contributes to nebulous, cloud-covered, incoherent, socially disconnected style of sexual coupling.

Often a complete disinterest in sexual activity, but occasionally irregular [Rahu] events.


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