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Earth-birth Sunday-25-Mar-1934




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Gloria Marie Steinem

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Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativity


Yoni - Bhagadaivata - Prakphalguni - Arjuni

BPL commentary

For Purvaphalguni - Yoni - births of a feminine valence, the condition of sweetly musical, artistic, harmony-seeking, negotiating, balancing, arranging, designing, matching, pairing, sensually pleasuring akarshana-karaka Bright Beautiful Bhrigu may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Shukra-ruled paradigm of Vutavabana, feminine figures such as sisters, aunts, and wives, along with partnerships, contracts, bargains, sensual pleasures, lovers, artistic beauty, luxurious scents, treasuries, financial arrangements, and music, may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Zosma. Their purpose is to dramatize, glamorize, and politicize the grand theatrical values of creative life.

Diplomatic charm

[Shukra] -ruled Purvaphalguni ladies are often the diva type. Yoni-born are found in the sparkling bright worlds of political diplomacy, romantic idealism, entertainment, speculative finance, performance arts, and fashion design. Women born into a nakshatra of Shukra are often blessed by a special aptitude for music, beauty, treasuries, ornaments, design arts, and financial affairs.

Yoni-born are happiest when playing musical instruments, dancing on the theatrical stage, or performing a richly costumed dramatic role for an appreciative audience, Delighted by spectacle and applause, they glitter and radiate at parties, creative events, political campaigns, and games.

Depending upon the placements of dhanakaraka Shukra and dhana=pati Budha, the Purvarjuni-born may also display financial intelligence, deal-brokering ability, and glamour in romantic relationships. Queenly and self-referential, they require equity in marriage and business contracts. Honesty is deeply important to them. Yet, due to Shukra's bargaining nature, the insult of disloyalty may be balanced by financial compensation.

Like all sweet-seeking Shukra-governed births, Bhagadaivata-born must take care to avoid the misuse of drugs and alcohol. Political and creative success depends upon the charisma of lagnesha Surya. Financial success depends upon the dual-dhanakaraka Shukra and Budha.

Themes of theatrical celebrity, lavish musical entertainments, arts and fashion, and financial agreements may contextualize Pubba's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra-Purvaphalguni.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939).

Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 95

" ... an oval face, whose features are well proportioned

  • and a quiet, well modulated voice, soft and cultured.
She is modest and unassuming
  • but has a strong and fine character beneath her quiet demeanor.

Very hospitable and sociable, she likes to meet people

  • and is interested in what they have to say and in their troubles.

She likes to sew or embroider

  • and is often occupied with such tasks.

She also is keenly interested in occult subjects

  • And likes to listen to discussions on these matters and to read about them.

She is scrupulous in her obligations

  • and a favor done to her will always be repaid promptly with something else added." [end quote]



Investigative journalist and social justice activist Gloria Steinem with her husband , David Bale [married 2000-2003, until his decease]


elder Gloria Steinem, approx age 80

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar

[Guru Mahadasha ] [birth until age 3.4]

25-Mar-1934 Earth-birth in Toledo, Ohio, USA * Guru-Chandra bhukti

[Shani Mahadasha ] [age 3.4 until age 22.4]

1944 [GS age 12] parent's divorce * Shani-Ketu bhukti + [Ketu in classroom-12] [Chandra-yuti-Ketu] * Ketu-divorce ++ dvasdasa Sade-Sati

Sep-1945 until Jul-1948 Janma Sade-Sati Karkata

  • [12-isolation, sanctuary, privacy, imagination, distant lands, research]
  • [age 12-15]

1952 [GS age 18] enrolled as a first-year student at Smith College * Shani-Rahu bhukti

1956 [GS age 22] first pregnancy, therapeutically terminated * Shani-Guru chidradasha

[Budha Mahadasha ] [age 22.4 until age 39.43]

1956 [GS age 22] following college graduation, received a fully-funded two-year fellowship for travel-study in India * Budha-Budha svabhukti *Budha rules 12th-from-Chandra distant sojourns ++ 11-2 funding

1959 [GS age 25] upon return from India, employed by a CIA-funded international research group that was dedicated to disrupting Soviet youth-audience propaganda * Budha-Ketu bhukti [Ketu in classroom-12] international research

1960 [GS age 26] moved to New York City in pursuit of journalism career * Budha-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rules 10-career

1963 [GS age 29] nationally recognized undercover [12] investigative journalism series on Playboy Bunnies * Budha-Surya bhukti * sparkling Surya lagnesha + Surya rules Simha svamsha

1969 [GS age 35] celebrated publication of After Black Power, Women's Liberation cements GS national reputation as a political writer and public intellectual * Budha Guru bhukti * Guru rules 5-celebrity, intellect

1971 [GS age 38] forms the activist group National Women's Political Caucus * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani rules 7-alliances

Jan-1972 [GS age 39] Founded Ms Magazine * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani rules 7-business partnerships

[Ketu Mahadasha] [age 39.43 until age 46.4]

[Jul-1975 until Sep-1977 - Janma Sade-Sati Karkata]

  • [12-isolation, sanctuary, privacy, imagination, distant lands, research]
  • [age 42-45]

1976 [GS age 43] Ms. Magazine cover features domestic violence against women, sparking a national discussion * Ketu-Rahu bhukti * [Rahu in bhava-6] + [women-Shukra-yuti-Rahu] ++ janma Sade-Sati

[Shukra Mahadasha ] [age 46.4 until age 66.4]

[Surya Mahadasha ] [age 66.4 until age 72.4]

03-Sep-2000 [GS age 66] consecration of marriage-1-of-1 with English-SouthAfrican environmentalist, animal-rights activist, David Bale * Surya-Surya svabhukti * Surya rules Simha svamsha

30-Dec-2003 [GS age 69] grieved the decease of husband David Bale, via brain lymphoma * Surya-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 2nd-from-7th-from-Chandra ++ dvadasa Sade-Sati

Sep-2004 until Nov-2006 Janma Sade-Sati Karkata

  • [[12-isolation, sanctuary, privacy, imagination, distant lands, research]
  • [age 72-75]

[Chandra Mahadasha ] [age 72.4 until age 82.4]

[Mangala Mahadasha ] [age 82.4 until age 89.4]

[Rahu Mahadasha ] [age 89.4 until age 107.4]

Jul-2034 until Aug-2036 Janma Sade-Sati Karkata

  • [12-isolation, sanctuary, privacy, imagination, distant lands, research]
  • [age 102-105]

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar


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

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Simha indriya-lagna]

[camouflaged center of rejuvenating identity transformation]

[healing intelligence for feet and lymph-system]

[individual embodiment is focused into mysterious initiation imagery]

[intuitive, contemplative presence in crisis intervention environments]

[brightly dreamlike secretive father]

[often a narrative of widowhood]

[physical body undergoes intensive invasive reproductive changes]


[negotiating-diplomatic Uttarabhadra-3] [navamsha Surya-Tula-nicha] intuitively confident brokerage diplomacy negotiating compromise


  • [Surya-Meena] Bhaskara - the illuminator * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the expansively visionary rashi of Brihaspati
  • [Surya in bhava-8] center of revelation * spectacular explosions * heart of rebirth * splendid emergence * intelligence for trauma healing * political secrecy * confident rejuvenation * brightly transformative * focus on discovery * initiatory entitlements * eye on hidden assets * sparkling center of mystery * father may be healer-undercover-disguised
  • [Surya-yuti-Kuja] confidently progressive * bright warrior * moves in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent brother-figures * self-reflexive political pursuits * champion of brilliant ideals * competitive father-figure * entitled to conquer * focused on winning * radiantly pioneering


[Surya in bhava-8] rules

  • 1-personal appearance, vitality, style of movement, identity, individuality


Dad = Leo Steinem = a businessman with several projects, itinerant antiques dealer and commercial investor. He developed and operated a tourist holiday resort. Surya-Meena retreats, sanctuary

After her parents divorce GS age 10, Dad essentially was rarely a participant in family life either physically, socially, or financially. [Surya in bhava-8]


matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)


[retreating-contemplative vyaya-pati for Simha indriya-lagna]

[imagines deeply anchored stability]

[needs isolated protection]

[feels secure within meditative states of interior guidance]


[rhythmic-defensive Puna-4] [vargottamsha] [navamsha Karkata Chandra ] intuitively sensitive protective caretaking [Pushkara pada]


  • [Chandra-Karkata] comforted by maternal soothing * settled into tidal rhythms * needs to protect
  • [Chandra in Punarvasu - Aditya] [pada-4] soothed by restoration of abundance * protectors of sensitive wise instruction * needs descriptive explanation
  • [Chandra in classroom-12] draws comfort from dreams * familiar with ancestor guidance * accustomed to private prayer * nested into secluded enclosures * needs to fantasize * acculturated to Other Worlds * soothed by imaginative inspiration * repeating pulse of intuition * anchored by contemplation * seeks protective sanctuary * comfortable with isolation * undulating sleep * mother may be unavailable, withdrawn, foreign, sleepy, a researcher
  • [Somana-yuti-Ketu] emotionally scattered * sensitive to disoriented folks * indifferent to established routines * abandons outdated customs * detached mother * soothed by the Witness perspective * comforted by spacious emptiness * long pilgrimage by water * needs to wander * feels forsaken


[Chandra in classroom-12] rules

  • 12-research, contemplation, imagination, isolation, privacy, enclosure

CAREER - 10th-from-Chandra


Before collapsing into mental distress, Mom taught mathematics at the University of Toledo. She had also been successful as a newspaper reporter. According to GS, following the onset of her illness at about GS age 9, her mother experienced some periods of cogency and some periods of hallucination, along with periods of fragmented attention and persisten distraction.

Passive Presbyterian Mom held mismatched beliefs [Ketu] from active Jewish businessman dad [Rahu] which led to marital abandonment by dad. However, mom supported GS education.

Her parents divorce was impoverishing and her mom's condition worsened thereafter. Chandra-yuti-Ketu

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations

7th-from-Chandra-12 Lifepartnership 1-of-1

  • bhava-6 ailment, disease, medication, disagreement
  • Makara legitimacy, formality, regulation contains [Shukra-yuti-Rahu]

In 2000 during Surya-Surya svabhukti [Surya rules Simha svamsha] GS married David Bale, an environmentalist and animal-welfare activist [6]. Sadly, he died of brain lymphoma [6] within three years of the wedding.

[Shukra-yuti-Rahu][6] indicates a handsome, exciting mate. Shukra ruling her bhava-3 shows that Bale was a businessman and commercial airpilot as well.


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

[energizing-identifying lagnesha co-ruler of Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]


[disguised-discovering Uttarabhadra-4] [navamsha Kuja-Vrischika] vigorously pursuing revelation-discovery


  • [Mangala-Meena] vigorous pursuit of intuition * warrior in the Dreamworld * energetic action behind-the-scenes * proactive envisioning * push toward private prayer * vitally active imagination * invisible impact * indefinite impulses * pursues clairsentient roles * sound-healing engineer * conquest within walled enclosures * champion of sanctuary
  • [Mangala in bhava-8] [svabhava] drive toward discovery * pursuit of rebirth * revolutionary dynamics * aggressive approach to emergency events * energetic transformations * urge to dig-drill -dive-excavate-plumb-explode-explore * vigorous revelations * explosive eruptions * unexpected force * pushes through camouflage * mysterious conquests * pro-active rejuvenating surgeries
  • [Kuja-yuti-Surya] sparkling kinetic creativity * glorious innovator * high-energy confidence * dynamic genius * dominating force joins willful charm * fiercely competitive politics * brilliant winner * physically active father-figure * self-referential championship * vigorously moving theatrical display



jamayah-karaka (sibling) * sandesha-karaka (message) * zisya-karaka (student)

[mysterious-revealing randhresha for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[friendly-economic vriddhi-pati for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]


[publishing-explaining Purvabhadra-3] [navamsha Budha-Mithuna]


  • [Budha-Kumbha] connecting communications * systematic pronouncements * articulation of social-scientific networks * descriptive inter-webbed definitions * diagrams the marketplace linkages * futuristic conversations * messages about communities * discusses economic transactions * explains social participation linkage * large-scale logic * skilled weaving * deft knitting * hands-arms-shoulders make connective gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-7] narrative of partnership * discusses contracts * debates on deals * analysis of relationships * discourse on trusts * banters about betrothal * crafting of covenants * delivers negotiating instructions * explainer of arrangements * talks about fairness * advocate for justice * gestures toward settlement of quarrels * mentality of marriage * formulates alliances * defines equity * balanced bargains
  • [Budha-yuti-Shani] explainer of rules * dictates about system requirements * regulatory roles express communication skills * lawful planning * slow scheduling * conventional conversations * message of institutional order * mature management * makes necessary announcements * cautious gestures * talkative elders



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

[Dhanayoga Guru-11 rules-2]

[conserving-traditional dhanesha for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

[speculative-theatrical vidya-pati for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]


[analytical-helping Chitra-2] [navamsha Guru-Kanya] [vargottamsha] intuitively expansive generously charitable ministries of helpful service

  • [Guru-Kanya] much ministry of service * many servants * numerous employees * indoctrination of laborers * much logical argumentation * conflicted guidance * permission to help * generously assists many victims * optimistic about medication * believes in aid * doctrine of benevolent humility
  • [Guru in bhava-2] much hoard * many songs * many stories * extensive history * generous natural reserves * several genetic lines * many accumulated goods * numerous languages * expansive oratory * large eyes * many voices * many valuations * extensive accounts * grows the family lineage * optimistic heritage * believes in historic conservation * patron of speech-and-song * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be a keeper-collector-preserver


Significant Dhana-yoga = Guru activates -2-5 while Guru occupies-11


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

[bargaining-balancing yuvati-pati for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[contemplative-imagining vyaya-pati for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]


[analytical-helping Dhaniṣṭha-2] [navamsha Shukra-Kanya-nicha] intuitively harmonizing ministry serving victims of unfair imbalanced contracts


  • [Shukra-Makara-Draco] appreciation of authoritative status * likes architectural structure * attracted to officials * conducts lawful negotiations * beautiful bones * enjoys social position * class-conscious aesthetic * pleased by social regulation * hierarchical arrangements * prefers an orderly partner
  • [Shukra-6] seeks pleasure via self-medication * satisfied by service * ministry of aid to women * imbalanced agreements * feminine employees * attracted to animals * valuable servants * appreciation of enemies * lovely designs to adorn the lower abdomen * toxicity from sugars * aesthetic of slavery * pleasant self-medication * unfair contracts * financial exploitation * sweet pollutions * criminal bargains * accepts injustice * accommodates poverty * adjusts to war * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a pharmacist-clinician-servant-helper-aide * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a pharmacist-clinician-servant-helper-aide
  • [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


Extraordinary [Rahu] writing (3) about women [Shukra] and society [Makara]

Steinem First Marriage Age 66 * Widowed at 69

QUOTATION from BV Raman, 300 Combinations

241. Bhagya Yoga


  • A strong benefic should be in Lagna, the 3rd or 5th, simultaneously aspecting the 9th.


The subject will be

  • extremely fortunate
  • pleasure-loving
  • and rich. [end quote]


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

[svakshetra] [dik-bala]

[Śaśaka Yoga]

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Simha indriya-lagna]

[balancing-bargaining yuvati-pati for Simha indriya-lagna]

[conflicted, using legal means to achieve unfair results, mature, unyielding, systematic, economic, scientific, orderly lifepartner]


[brokering-bargaining Dhaniṣṭha-3] [mulatrikona] [navamsha Shani-Tula-uchcha] intuitively structured regulatory class-conscious negotiating arrangements


  • [Shani-Kumbha] heavy old economic systems * obliged to conform to marketplace rules * responsible scientific work * structural compression upon skin-nerves-ankles * mandatory electro-magnetic networking * regulated revenues * lawfully distributed earnings * must materialize past-to-future gridwork * must sustain lowest-common-denominator connections * proletarian communities * conventional friendships * elderly mentors * Slowly achieves social-material goals * scarce conductive resources * maintainer of old economies
  • [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
  • [Shani-yuti-Budha] resistance against signaling * materialistic siblings * responsible for maintaining lawful commerce * pragmatic coupling * limited interaction * disciplined messaging * structured announcements * speaks plainly * proletarian instructions * regulated business * constrained communication * conventionally regulated conversations


[Shani in Bhava-7] rules

  • 6 conflict, hostility, enemies, disagreement, imbalance, injustice
  • 7 alliances, adjudication, partnerships, negotiation, bargains, equity


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

[for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-3 casts passionately publishing mercantile drishti into 7-9-11]

check Shani for defining source of Rahu's social-rank positioning

[passion to publish legitimate institutional narratives]

[over-reaching use of formally structured conventional details]

[may push the boundaries of regulatory policy discussions]

[exciting scripts follow lawful announcement protocols]

[normalized ambition for socially approved information delivery]

[fascinating appearance of hands-arms-shoulders may elevate the social position]

[mirage of ordinary management masks taboo-breaking business process]


[dramatizing-political Dhaniṣṭha-1] [navamsha Rahu-Simha]


  • [Rahu-Makara-Draco] shimmering illusion of dignity * craving for social status * mirage of legitimate authority * mask of hierarchy * over-reaching acts of institutional leadership * fascinating ascent to respected position * unorthodox methods of social ordering * extraordinary claims to statutory jurisdiction * extravagant elitism * thrilling seniority * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of responsible governance * bossy pretense * seeks privilege via regulator-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-6] tricks the enemies [beneficial placement] * passion for prestige conflicts* in svabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter chatters cleverly in hostile environments *glamorous ministries of service * unusual servants * cunning arguments * thrilling surge of rule-breaking assistance * treats misery with unorthodox medication * astonishing accusations in criminal lawsuits * fascinating outsider insinuates into military-medical-ministry roles * craves the delusion of disagreement * mesmerizing mistreatment of laborers and animals * desires an important role in litigation * exciting injuries * opportunistic warfare * disguised as a victim * marvelous assistance to the disadvantaged * entrancing claims of alleged misdoing * may pose as a poor-sick-harmed patient * may appear as a helpful relative of the mother's people * social mobility sought via appearance of servitude
  • [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



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

[energizing-identifying lagnesha co-ruler for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]


[systematic-networking Aśleṣā -3] [navamsha Ketu-Kumbha]


  • [Ketu-Karkata] calmly dissociates from foundational habits * surrenders material security * placidly empty shelters * disregards conventional caretaking * not limited by customary routines * ignores restriction on farming-and-fishing * abandons owned-stewarded property * forgives the ancestors * releases a soothing pink cloud of ancient rhythms into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-12] forsaken by ghosts [beneficial] * eccentric research * limitless imagination * scattered intuitive insights * ambivalent toward foreigners * peculiar paternal grandmother * blurs fantasy boundaries * unstructured meditations * passive isolation * foggy clairsentience * releases invisibility * dissolves privacy * abandons the veil between perceptual worlds * ignores imprisonment * unless other graha in 12, may prefer to live free from father's mother + mother's father
  • [Ketu-yuti-Chandra] emotionally insecure * foggy sensitivity * feels forsaken * empty attachments * unsustainable habits * ambivalent distracted mother-figures * disinterested in cultural routines * peculiar parenting * emotional apathy * scattered sentiment * surrenders the ship * abandoned shipping vessels * incomplete nurturing * distanced from the ethnicity * fragmented caretaking * disconnected roots * liberation via release of home comforts



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