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novelist + comic-book writer + screenwriter

specialist of horror-fiction genre

environmentalist + philanthropist

Stephen King

Earth-birth Sunday-21-Sept-1947


horror-fiction novelist + scriptwriter + environmentalist * 1947- * Stephen King

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Punarvasu * Aditya * Purnavasi * Vutvrta * Jamitra

BPL commentary

For Punarvasu births of a masculine valence, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Guru may considerably affect the outcome.

Masculine births under auspice of Puna, Visaka, or Purvabhadra may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of priestly teachers and guides.

For those born into the Guru-ruled paradigm of Jamitra, teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, pontificators, patriarchs, pundits, pater-nosters, proponents of principled understanding, wise-ones, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.

Guidance is provided by emissaries from the realm of the Twin Gardeners called Castor-and-Pollux. Their purpose is restoration, renewal, and rehabilitation of lost knowledge.

High forehead. Punarvasu often has a global perspective. The majority of Aditya-born nativities are higher dimensional Seva-wanderers who assume guidance roles.

Instructing, Explaining, Describing

Mithunaya-Dvamdva pada 1-2-3 represents Guru's rulership of 7-agreements ++ 10- leadership, while also expressing the tension between broad-view Brihaspati versus detail-oriented Bantering Budha. Pada 1-2-3 are blessed with an expansive capacity for evocative description or inspirational speaking. Often excellent writers who can facilitate spiritual growth via specific explanation and detailed description. Pada 1-2-3 are often found in the literary arts, in teaching roles, in academic advising, as travel guides, and as poets who describe the natural world.

Karkata-pada-4 represents Guru's rulership of 6-imbalance ++ 9-philosophical principles. Pada-4 also embodies the tension between global, paternalistic Saptarishi versus local, undulating, motherly Somana. As master gardeners and natural herbal physicians, they understand the wisdom of the mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms. Pada-4 may also emerge into the religious professions where they may grow a garden of psycho-intuitive understanding that develops into doctrine.

Although the Higher Teacher seeks wisdom, for Karkata-Punarvasu the guru-figure may also be adversarial, impoverished, polluted, or ailing (due to Brihaspati rules 6).

Themes of restoration of lost knowledge, gardening, fertility of understanding, wish fulfillment, and conceptual teaching may contextualize Aditya's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Punarvasu

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde (1939) Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 81

"... from Arudra to Punarvasu, a startling change in mental development.

In Punarvasu, the native is possessed of profound intelligence,

  • capable of delving into and understanding all manner of philosophical and metaphysical postulates.

He revels in abstract thought

  • and has a lively and profound imagination.

He may be also a poet of high attainment, expressing a fire and vitality in his verse

  • which is the result of an unusually passionate temperament.

He will, however, be only moderately successful by worldly standards during his lifetime

  • although unlike the Arudra native, he will not experience poverty."


Stephen King at his writing desk, late 1970's

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha


Budha Mahadasha * age birth until age 9

21-Sept-1947 Earth-birth in Portland, Maine, USA * Budha-Chandra bhukti * lagnesha

1949 father suddenly abandons the family * Budha-Rahu bhukti

Ketu Mahadasha * age 9 until age 16

The fatherless, impoverished family moves to multiple homes in several states

Zukra Mahadasha * age 16 until age 36

1970 earned BA diploma in English from University of Maine * Zukra-Mangala bhukti * Kuja-yuti-Shani * Kuja gives effect of Shani rules 4th-from-4th

01-Jun-1970 celebrated the birth of child-1 Naomi * Zukra-Mangala bhukti * Mangala putrapathi

02-Jan-1971 exchange the vows of Marriage with author Tabitha Spruce * Zukra-Rahu bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Kumbha-Simha * contact navamsha Chandra-Kumbha

1971 begins teaching high school * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

Apr-1973 first novel Carrie accepted for national publication. Earnings begin ++ Carrie is critically noted as a significant text in the horror genre.* Zukra-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-11 income

28-Dec-1973 grieved the death of his mother, inducing a lengthy era of substance abuse * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rogesha 6-addictions, self-medication, toxicity

1977 published The Shining * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani-1 rules 7-contracts

07-Nov-1980 grieved the decease of father * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Zukra-yuti-Budha * Budha gives effect of Zukra rules 2nd-from-Surya

1981 following the publication of novel Cujo, King's family staged an intervention against his drug and alcohol addictions * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Zukra-yuti-Budha * Budha uttama rules 2nd-from-2nd teamwork meeting speech of the family

Surya Mahadasha * age 36 until age 42

Era of struggle to achieve sobriety, successful * Sade-Sati

Chandra Mahadasha * age 42 until age 52

19-Jun-1999 * Severe injuries including multiple shattered bones requiring numerous surgeries, after a road accident in which King, a pedestrian, was hit by a vehicle in which a loose dog had distracted the driver. Severe injuries following pedestrian road accident * Chandra-Surya chidradasha * Surya rules-2-death, Zukra rules-4-vehicles

Mangala Mahadasha * age 52 until age 59

Shani Ashtamsha via Mithunaya-12 = Jul-2002 until Sep-2004

Rahu Mahadasha * age 59 until age 77

2014 Local grassroots initiative to encourage SK to run for Governor of Maine . SK declined. Rahu-Shani bhukti ++ Sade-Sati

Guru Mahadasha * age 77 until age 93

Prominent Features of the Nativity


Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Kanya * Poshanya * Pushna * the nourisher * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the analytical logical rashi of Budha
  • Surya in bhava-3 * center of commerce * mercantile intelligence * smart reports * dramatic instructional delivery * creative descriptions * splendid games of manual-skill * self-referential announcements * confident handcraft * cinematic genius * smart technology * teamwork roles * entertaining explanations * administrative entitlements * focus on data * eye on process management * regal messaging * bright center of discourse * brilliant gesturing * father may be a businessman-craftsman-communicator
  • 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
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * 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


Dad was a merchant seaman. Surya in bhava-3 commerce.

As SK tells the tale, his dad abandoned the family by casually walking out the door on the pretext of going to the store to buy a packet of cigarettes. He never returned. Budha-Rahu bhukti = Rahu drishti into Surya-Kanya-3


Surya in bhava-3 rules 10th-from-Chandra = bhava-2 storytelling

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karakalagnesha for Karkata radical lagna

  • Chandra in Jyeztha-Kita * comforted by competitive signals * protector of prophetic messages * familiar face of direct announcements
  • Chandra in classroom-5 * comfortable with politics * familiar with speculation * intelligent confident mother * soothed by playing games * charmed by children * needs the repeating pulse of self-expression * feels entitled * emotionally attuned to romantic drama * settled into the rhythm of artistic performance * routinely seeks amusement * calmed by admiration * undulating celebrity
  • Somana-yuti-Guru * Emotionally effusive * needs to expand * sensitive to guidance figures * sheltered by doctrine * comforted by the rhythms of customary worship * protected by religious ritual * nourished by inclusive, charitable beliefs * soothed by fertility and generosity * provides inspirational parenting * feels like a teacher-preacher
  • Somana-yuti-Ketu * Emotionally scattered * sensitive to disoriented figures * indifferent to local customs * disengaged mother * soothed by disintegration * dissolves the comforting routines * needs to wander * feels like a pilgrim
  • nichha-Chandra-5 parivartamsha nichha-Kuja-1


MARRIAGE partnership support expectations


  • bhava-11 lifepartner = friend, associate, voluntary companion, fan, economic agent

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Yogakaraka Mangala rules 5-intelligrnce, creativity, celebrity ++ 10 social visibility, respect, reputation, leadership

  • Mangala-Karkata * nichha-bhanga * drive toward high position, pursuit of* vigorous pursuit of security * proactive nourishment, drive toward rooting and settling, vigorous policing * push toward land ownership and farming * champion of local, ethnic, land-based cultures
  • 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-Shani * repressed movements * constant tension between sexual energy vs social rules * dynamic structuring * competitive force must cooperate with disciplined hierarchies * potential for punitive reactions to change * required containment of natural forces * military officer * musculo-skeletal challenges.
  • nichha-Chandra-5 parivartamsha + nichha-bhanga -Kuja-1

Mangala in bhava-1 = Drug and alcohol addictions + recovery

  • SK has written extensively of his recovery from severe substance addictions, including but not limited to abuse of alcohol and cocaine. nichha-Zukra = karaka for addictions involves Surya = father

  • However more potently, nichha-bhanga-Kuja rules 6th-from-Chandra. SK achieved sobriety in the late 1980's.

nichha-bhanga **Mangala in bhava-1 rules 6th-from-Chandra

  • suggests both the capacity for emotionally aggressive addictive behaviors. However Mangala-yuti-Shani-rogesha ++ Kuja drishti into bhava-6 would predict that he would apply self-discipline to the addiction and in so doing gain a mature perspective.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Bantering Budha rules Azresa swamsha

  • Budha-Kanya * uttama * moolatrikona * 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-3 * narrative of cohort collaboration * chatty siblings * articulate announcements * discusses commerce * instructions for management * conversations about information technology * clever programming * logical reporting * superficial administration * handles information * skillful printing * scripted dialog * text instructions * writes lyrics * detailed media-messaging * communication tactics * explains marketing * quick manufacturing * descriptive process * signaling gestures
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * amusing explanations * central roles in communication * brightly clear descriptions * dramatic enunciation * confidently delivers instruction * articulation of radiant certainty * political messenger * talkative father-figures
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements * diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking discussions * manual adjustments * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Vrizchika * much mystery * many sudden discoveries * believes in healing * many masks * hidden doctrine * transformative guidance * expands the scope of secret undertakings * multiple initiations
  • 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, husband-figure may be a game-player
  • Guru-yuti-Chandra matri-karaka * multiple mother-figures *permission to do what feels good (not always beneficial, see Chandra's nakshatra) * much expansion of folkways * much humanistic cultural philosophy * many gardens * broad scope of sheltering settlements * generous nourishment * believes in defending the old ways of life * usually rather stout
  • Guru-yuti-Ketu upeksha-karaka * multiple options for severance * broad permission to abandon unsustainable connections * diverse wanderings * many occasions of surrender * philosophy of impermanence * large-size vacuums * many holy pilgrimages

Guru rules Meena-9 Arudha lagna = broad worldview, theoretical wisdom, philosophical principles

Guru rules Dhanuzya 10th dazamamsha

Guru rules Meena swamsha

Guru-5 rules 9

Enormously expanded creative engagement with cinema, celebrity, children, romance, genius.

  • The nature of the creative work is eccentric (Ketu)
  • the literary works = emotionally engaged in a dysfunctional fashion (nichha Chandra)

Guru rules 6

  • The extraordinarily expanded creativity of Guru-5 expresses via Brihaspati's role as rogesha-with-nichha-Chandra into psycho-emotional disorders, criminal activity, mistreatment, exploitation, miseries

Guru drishti into bhava-1 physique. SK enjoys a notably large physical body. A big and tall man (as Americans say) his height at 6-foot-4-inches and an at-times heavyweight comportment is indicated via Chandra-yuti-Guru, where expanding Brihaspati casts drishti upon uttama-Rahu-11

Guru-yuti-Chandra in writing 3rd-from-3rd = bhava-5 = many publications, most of his books have double-parlayed into cinematic scripts (5)

Guru-yuti-Ketu eccentric subject matter, odd romances, unusual first child

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Kanya * nichha * appreciation of service -or- victimization * likes logical argument * attracted to laboring classes * servants * and animals * prefers exploitive * unbalanced arrangements * pleasures of medication and toxic pain relief * enjoys humility * aligned to unfair * distrusting contracts * alliance in ministries of service * aesthetic of remedies for injustice
  • Zukra-3 * seeks pleasure via communications * talks about relationships * sweetens the administrative tasks * pleasant style of messaging * enjoys commercial harmony * satisfied by literacy * balanced numeracy skills * prefers collaborative teamwork * aesthetically phrased announcements * appreciation of conversation * nice designs to adorn the ears * attractive shoulders * lovely arms * graceful hands * chatty sisters- aunts-neighbors * attuned to the cohort * likes musical groups * fair-and-balanced management
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama * appreciation for political display * theatrical negotiations * self-focused diplomacy * radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining * sweetly confident entitlements * enjoys games * negotiating father-figure * intelligent arrangements * focus on trade exchange * self-directed romance * idealistic contracts * match-making according to father's choice or self-will
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * sweetened messages * gracious explanations * talented in singing-songwriting * articulate negotiations * talkative feminine-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort communicative harmony * enjoys the company of students * detailed contracts * logical arrangements

Meeting spouse environment

Green Mile 1947- horror-fiction Stephen King met his wife Tabitha Spruce King when the two were college student-workers doing book-cataloguing (3 = Zukra-3) in the college library.(Zukra rules 4-college + 11 earning work-study job)

Character of feminine lifepartner

Zukra-3 nichhamsha in D-1 but also uttama-Zukra-9 = D-9. Service oriented wife who is also musical, artistic, and the source of blessing for the family. She is SK's muse.

Before his writing became profitable, TSK (an author herself) worked in service jobs to support their family, providing her gifted husband with the freedom to write.

Zukra provides the pillar of the lifestyle. The couple have remained married throughout the vicissitudes of poverty and wealth, brilliant fame and severe injury, raising a family, addiction and recovery, youth and old age.

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 maintain 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 * must endure routines of protective policing * scarce domestic resources
  • Shani in Bhava-1 * slowly time-structured personality * maturely responsible conduct * must produce under pressure * strictly orderly movement * regimented appearance * social pushback against dynamic change * tense competition * muscular fatigue * required activity drills * chronically impeded self-expression * bodily seizures * overwork cramps * resistance to independence * often looks older * lives to work * elders preserve class-conscious identity
  • Shani-yuti-Mangala * social resistance to competitive action * pragmatic pursuits * cautious innovation * limited pace of progress * delayed (but not denied) championship * physical discipline * constraints on instinctive movement *conventionally regulated sports * tension from contradictory push-pull impulses

Shani in Bhava-1 in 9th-from Chandra indicates an identity-supporting relationship with the maternal grandfather.

Shani rules Karakamsha Kumbha-bhava-8 sudden, unexpected eruptions of force

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-11 * passion for prizes, achievements * in Roguish Rahu's swabhava co-ruled by materialistic Shani * the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous social attainments * outsider who cleverly insinuates into social-networking roles * risk-rewarding marketplace profits * instrumental revenues * desires important linkage within financial networks * expedient social participation assemblies * opportunistic community activism * ambitious friends * craves profitability * culturally-mixed commodity-exchange systems * may pose as a sincere friend * appears as a voluntary associate * fascinating achiever * looks like a relative of the father's people * thrillingly high earnings * boundary-breeching connections * trespasses the normal cultural limits on distribution networks

uttama-Rahu in bhava-11 = substantial economic revenues

  • SK = a world master of large-scale distribution (11), parlaying his writings (3) into millions of popular books and films. Also uchha-Rahu-11 for uber-gain.
  • SK prolific fiction and movie-script writer who earns from nichha-Zukra-ruled 11. The trio of precisely crafting wordsmith graha in 3 which govern SK earnings = Surya + nichha-Zukra ++ uttama-Budha. His characters are often beset with exploitive relationships (nichha-Zukra). Surya rules 2 telling of tales. Rahu takes drishti of Chandra + Guru in Vrischika, generating SK's remarkable talent for inculcating a sense of reader familiarity with twisted psychological horror narratives. Topic of his best-selling novels = psychologically bizarre human behaviors. His scripts have become immensely profitable in the media marketplace. Rahu-uttama-11 drishti into Chandra-5-Jyeztha + Guru-yuti-Ketu * Chandra-5 parivartamsha Kuja-1

Fan-clubs, social networks, communities of shared interest

  • SK developed a cult following in the 1970's when his psychologically disordered, brilliant but terrifying stories began to be published.

SK = vocal in state and local politics. He owns a radio station = Rahu drishti to Guru-yuti-Chandra ++ Rahu drishti to Guru-yuti-Ketu

SK expresses a liberal progressive environmentalist philosophy = Generous Guru-5 rules 5th-from-5th = 9 philosophy. A local grassroots initiative (Chandra) to encourage SK to run for Governor of Maine was developed in 2014 during Rahu-Shani-bhukti, but he declined

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

  • Ketu-Vrizchika * uttama * 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-5 *ambivalent toward ceremony * eccentric offspring * unsustainable link to eldest child * demonstrates dramatic confidence about non-existent events * apathetic toward political displays * disregards limitations on financial speculation * ungrounded intelligence * dissolved creative focus * incoherent romantic ideals * disinterested in games * liberation via surrender of entitlements * unless other graha in 5, may prefer to live free from children
  • Ketu-yuti-Chandra * foggy sensitivity * empty feelings * wanders away from parents * unsustainable habits * ambivalent mother * disinterested in cultural routines * eccentric parenting * emotional apathy * surrenders ships * abandoned vessels * incomplete nurturing * distanced from the ethnicity * fragmented caretaking * disconnected roots * liberation via release of home comforts
  • Ketu-yuti-Guru * freedom to abandon empty theories * many vacuums * wandering teachers * wisdom of surrender * misunderstandings due to incomplete comprehension * doctrine of impermanence * Other-Worldly viewpoint * walks away in disbelief * uninterested in charity * liberating philosophy * for wifely nativities, Ketu may release the dhavakaraka husband-figure..

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