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Tiger Woods

a.k.a. Eldrick Tont Woods

Champion Golfer

Earthbody-Entry Tues-30-Dec-1975

born six months after



Golf Champion * 1975- * Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods

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

Arudra-Orion * Trinetra

BPL commentary

For Arudra-Orion births of masculine valence, the disposition of mesmerizing, hypnotic, shadowy, exciting, passionate, ambitious, opportunistic, privilege-seeking Professor Rahu may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Rahu-ruled paradigm of Rudhira, exotics, ethnic mixers, opportunists, fascinators, mesmerizers, privilege-seekers, impostors, rogues, intensifiers of passion and desire, self-proclaimers, self-promoters, agents-provocateur, charlatans, masters of smoke and oils, and entrancingly ambitious persons may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from Orion. Their purpose is to communicate the passionate animal vitality via stormy, turbulent, swaying, exciting gesture and signal.

Passionately Communicative

Rahu-ruled Arudra-Orion fellows are often found in muscular, passionate, body-intensive roles. Mesmerizing dancers, they use the communicative signaling of hands, shoulders, legs, hips, and pelvic thrust to great advantage. Stage performers of high excellence, Arudra-Orion gentlemen are often admired for their pulsing sensuality and animal magnetism.

Thiruvaathira chaps may be gifted in all varieties of manual labor, handcraft, commerce, painting, descriptive writing, evocative song-writing, and the arts of beckoning, seductive gesture (Budha).

Themes of stimulating signal patterns, passionate messaging, volatility, intense cycles of attraction-and-repulsion, and stormy outbursts may contextualize Arudra-Orion's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Arudra-Orion.

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

"Corresponds with a healthy, robust body and nature.

  • the attitude and outlook of this individual is entirely physical.

  • Mental effort is foreign to him.

He depends entirely on his muscles and his body to meet the demands of existence.

Such being the case, laborers, professional athletes

  • and other persons whose occupations are wholly physical

  • may be found to have Arudra rising.

Since such people are invariably exploited

  • by those whose mental abilities are greater than theirs,

  • it is extremely unlikely that they will be wealthy or even well-to-do.

In fact, poverty is predominant among them."


Tiger Woods in 1998 (age 22) with Thai mom Kultida Punsawad (b. 1944) + dad, Lt. Col. Earl Woods (1932-2006)

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar


Tiger Woods in 2011 * age 36

Budha Mahadasha * age birth until age 6

30-Dec-1975 Earth-birth in Long Beach, California, USA * Budha-Rahu bhukti

Ketu Mahadasha * age 6 until age 13

Zukra Mahadasha * age 13 until age 33

Aug-1996 Woods changes competition status from amateur to professional (TW age 20) * Zukra-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-5 celebrity, fame

Apr-1997 (TW age 21) wins a prestige golf competition (The Masters) earning public acclaim * Zukra-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-5 prizes

05-Oct-2004 * exchange the view of marriage-1 with fashion model Elin Nordegren * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules Makara swamsha* samchara Rahu-Ketu = Mesha-Thula contact radical R-K

03-May-2006 * grieved decease of father * Zukra--Budha bhukti * Budha rules 7th-from-Surya

18-Jun-2007 * child-1 * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha

Surya Mahadasha * age 33 until age 39

Nov-2009 gochara Rahu Enters Dhanuzya + Ketu contact Mithunaya lagna

Nov-2009 * eruption of tabloid sex scandal, resulting in divorce and disgrace * Surya-Mangala bhukti * Kuja rogesha * samchara Rahu-Ketu Dhanuzya-Mithunaya contact Mithunaya lagna +++ Zukra-6 parivartamsha Mangala-12 ++ Mangala occupies 6th-from-Surya

23-Aug-2010 divorce-1 is finalized, ending seven years of marriage * Surya-Rahu bhukti

Nov-2011 once the world's leading professional golfer, TW's rank fell to 58 * Surya-Shani bhukti * Shani randresha identity change * Shani occupies 8th-from-Surya

2014 several back surgeries * Surya-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-6 injury rules 12-hospital ++ Sade-Sati

Chandra Mahadasha * age 39 until age 49

2015-2016-early 2017 = multiple spinal surgeries with painful recoveries * Chandra-Chandra swabhukti until Chandra-Rahu bhukti * Sade-Sati

29-May-2017 * Highly publicized arrest for driving while inebriated * Chandra-Rahu bhukti ++ Sade-Sati

13-Apr-2019 won the Masters Tournament, considered a splendid comeback performance * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani-2 rules 8-rejuvenation

Mangala Mahadasha * age 49 until age 56

Rahu Mahadasha * age 56 until age 74

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Tiger Woods with his wife Elin Nordegren

Surya * pitrikaraka * Jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Dhanuzya* Aditya * the unsplit, undivided
  • Surya in bhava-7 * center of relationships, focus on agreements, brightly negotiating, confident in brokerage and trade, intelligence for equity, peer entitlements, eye on contractual relationships * sparkling center of the negotiation-drama

Dad = retired military officer. Tiger was the only child of Dad's second marriage.

Dad served as a lifetime sports coach Surya-Dhanuzya coaching. Also TW noted that his relationship with his Dad was probably the most influential relationship of his entire life.


  • Surya in bhava-7 rules bhava-3 = careful time management and savvy endorsement arrangements with advertisers.
  • Surya rules the Karakamsha Simha-3 advertising, product endorsements

Second marriage

Surya occupies 2nd-from-Chandra

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Vrizchika * nichha * comforted by rhythmic penetration of mystery
  • Chandra in Jyeztha-Kita * comforted by competitive signals * protector of soothing prophetic messages, narrative of cultural pioneering, familiar face of direct announcements
  • Chandra in classroom-6 * comforted by service ministry, familiar with animosity, accusation, litigation, indictments, needs to feel the repeating pulse of domestic and interpersonal conflict; emotionally attuned to be helpful, settled into the rhythm of problematics and remedies, soothed by medication, routine ailments, undulating disagreements
  • Somana-yuti-Zukra * Emotionally indulgent, sensitive to sisterly figures, needs pleasuring, seeks sheltering arrangements, soothed by beauty, feels like a partner



  • bhava-12 = partner from a foreign land (Sweden)
  • Mangala-12 occupies 7th-from-nichha Chandra
  • Golf 1975- champion Tiger Woods married the athletic Swwedish fashion model Elin Nordegren.

Somana-yuti-Zukra = owns a luxury yacht, plus oceanside homeland properties


Infamous Infidelity Scandal * 2009-2016 = Sade-Sati


Nov-2009 gochara Rahu Enters Dhanuzya + Ketu contact Mithunaya lagna. TW entered long-lasting scandal involving sexual incontinence, drugs, and weapons. Criminal accusations flared during Surya-Mangala (rogesha) and continued wreaking high drama (Rahu-5) during Surya-Rahu bhukti.

Typical of Rahu, TW's fabulous superman reputation collapsed almost overnight. Hungering (Rahu) for socially admired role-models of color (Rahu), TW's legions of fans, and indeed the nation, felt betrayed by his disregard for the marriage contract (6). During the 18 months of gochara Ketu crossing his Mithunaya (Arudra) lagna, athletic product endorsers abandoned him en masse (Ketu)

Samchara Shani contact Somana-yuti-Zukra-6

  • His angry wife filed for divorce (Zukra-6).
  • 2015-2016-early 2017 = multiple spinal surgeries followed by painful recoveries

The triple-whammy ten years for the Mahadasha of nichha-Chandra-6 ++ 7.5 years Sade-Satii + ++ 18-mos R-K transit to radical lagna

Through it all, TW remained a ranked competitive athlete. TW assured his loyal fans that he would return. Nearing the end of Sade-Sati, after gochara Shani had completed contact with TW's Purvazadha-Surya-7, TW did return to competition. He won the prestigious Masters Tournament in Apr-2019 during Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani randhresha rejuvenation + discipline.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

* Harsha Yoga

  • Mangala-Vrizabha * vigorous pursuit of lineage collections, * proactive in acquisition, hoards, herds, banking, treasuries * energized sounds + colors * dynamic arts of speech and song * push toward accumulations * champion of historic preservation
  • Mangala in bhava-12 * drive toward privacy, pursuit of inner guidance, invaders from distant lands, hyperactive ancestors, seeking sanctuary, clairsentient dynamics, energized invisible conquests, phantoms of aggressive competition, innovative research, progressive action in distant lands, imaginative discovery
  • Mangala-12 parivartamsha Zukra-6

Mangala rules 6 + 11

Mangala-12 parivartamsha Zukra-6

During Surya-Mangala bhukti in Nov-Dec 2009, the young husband and father Mr. Woods was involved in a high-profile sex scandal . The negative publicity tarnished his good-boy image and caused his product endorsements (the source of TW's huge sports income) to plummet.. He was accused of numerous misdoings centered on extramarital sexual relationships with an astounding number of women. TWentered a sex-addiction rehabilitation clinic (Mangala rules 6-clinics).

On 19-Feb-2010 during his Surya-Mangala bhukti , Golf 1975- champion Tiger Woods exited sex-addiction therapy and made this eloquent representation of the Chandra-Zukra yoga + drishti from Guru-Meena-10

  • "I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to," he said."I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me. I felt I was entitled."

In March-2010, the Surya-Rahu bhukti began,

After 15 sexual-services mistresses publically announced their relationship to him with #15 being the daughter of one of their neighbor families, Mr. Woods entered healing therapy for behavioral change. Mr. Woods admitted to having sex with approximately 120 women.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

lagnesha in bhava-8 secrecy

  • Budha-Makara-Draco * bureaucratic communications, articulation of lawfully orderly process, explains procedure for imposing rules, descriptive explanations of the social order, messages about governance and regulations
  • Budha in bhava-8 * narrative of hidden information, mysterious facts, unexpected eruptions, shocking revelations, detailed discoveries, describer of unexpected circumstances, explainer of sudden change, delivers instructions for new identity, talks about transformative healing and renewal

Budha rules 1 + 4

Budha in bhava-8 undisclosed information rules the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically fruitful, revenue-regulating, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Guru rules 7 + 10 Career

  • Guru-Meena * much sleep. inner guidance, many imaginings, many dreams, intuitive beliefs, doctrine of esoteric understandings, expands the scope of contemplative awareness, multiple prayers and visions
  • Guru in bhava-10 * many public roles, multiple diverse leadership duties, numerous recognized teachings, much respect, broad social visibility, extensive reputation, numerous obligations to maintain the social order, often a professor, preacher, philosopher, proselyte, presbyter, bishop, or priest

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

* Vimala Yoga

  • Zukra-Vrizchika * appreciation of penetrating discovery, likes mysteries, attracted to danger, pleasures of covert power, enjoys hidden assets, aesthetic of occult secrecy
  • Zukra-6 * pleasure of self-medication; enjoys exploitive arrangements, addictions, imbalanced equity, feminine employees, attracted to servants, and slaves; appreciation of enemies, toxicity from sugars, aesthetic of slavery, unfair contracts, relationship injustice, criminal bargains, adjustability in times of poverty and war
  • Zukra-yuti-Chandra * sweetened security, gracious caretaking, appreciation for nourishing protection, emotionalized negotiations, sheltering arrangements, soft caretaking beauty, sheltering arrangements, balanced caretaking, soothed by beauty, pleasant emotional response, enjoys local rhythms, arrangements according to the folkways, musical mother-figure, protective contracts
  • Zukra-4 parivartamsha Mangala-10

Zukra-6 rules 5 + 12

Zukra-yuti-Chandra nichha produces the predictable sense of indulgent entitlement to pleasure as a reward for self-estimated deprivation and hard work.

  • Zukra receives permission drishti from Guru-Meena-10.
  • Zukra receives competitive, sexual, forward-moving drishti from Mangala-12.

Zukra yuti Chandra-Vrizchika * nichha

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Shani-2 rules Makara sswamsha

  • 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-2 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious family lineage. One must preserve, have to collect, catalog, must tell tales, obligation to speak-and-sing; cautiously constrained banking; tense eyes, punitive rules for speech, non-permitted comments, financial fatigue, chronic financial depression, undernourished eye-teeth , heavy legacy pressure against speaking out; insufficient nourishment, desiccated preserved food. Limited sight, blindness. Ossified, rigid, rule-bound family culture. Resistance to new languages and direct speech. Resentment toward family ignorance. Support for socially-approved presentationvia face, hair, song, speech, vision, treasuries of older knowledge.

Shani rules 8 + 9

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

  • Rahu-Thula * shimmering illusion of balance * craving for trade * mask of fairly bargained contracts * over-reaching arrangements * marvelous deals * exciting culturally-mixed partnerships * mirage of deal-making * extraordinary terms of agreement * fascinating alliances * ambitious diplomacy * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of negotiation, equity-assurance * seeks privilege via advocacy, counseling, adviser-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-5 * passion for politics, celebrity, games * in swabhava of Splendid Surya, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual children; out-of-bounds creativity, and amplified poetic romance; Risk-rewarding Rahu generates a charismatic individuality, center-of-attention displays of creative genius. Desires a special, important role in performance arts, literary arts, entertainments, royalty roles, pageantry, celebrity events, or dramatic splendor. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious children and lovers. Rahu the Poseur may wear the persona (mask) of a dramatic actor, a celebrated intellectual, or a politician. Craves the center stage, the lights, the glory. Rahu-5 trespasses the cultural boundaries in matters of unique personal creativity, children, speculation, gaming. Seeks flamboyant fashion, exceptional offspring, and the thrill of political theatre.

Risk-rewarding Rahu occupies the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically fruitful, revenue-regulating, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra

Renegade Rahu matures at age 48.

Roguish Rahu holds a strong bala. Rahu = uttamasha in celebrity-brilliant bhava-5 ++ 5th navamsha, revealing the underlying expectation of luxurious display and remarkable children.

Announced during Surya-Rahu bhukti

  • (wikipedia quote) "In July 2010, Forbes announced Tiger Woods as the richest sportsman in the world earning a reported $105m according to them and $90.5m according to Sports Illustrated."

In the years following his catastrophic fall from grace (beginning in Surya-Mangala bhukti, Kuja rogesha) Mr. Woods earnings dropped during Surya-Rahu bhukti from a figure approaching 1-billion (before expenses) to a figure reported to be in the neighborhood of 50-million-USD annually.

A drop from a classically Rahu-exorbitant peak perhaps but more of a market correction and not a devastating collapse. Risk-rewarding Rahu's ruler Zukra in 2nd-from-Rahu provides a continuous financial stream, despite scandal or other interruption of public esteem.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Meza * dissociates from competitive dominance, incomplete nobility, empty arrival, dissolute conquest, not limited by blood or birth, ignores restriction on innovative movement, applies dynamic action to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-11 * absent from friendships, disregards profitability * no barriers in community, dissolves the social network, vacuous associations, irrelevance of the material goals, ambivalence toward economic empowerment. One abandons the elder siblings, ignores marketplace earnings, surrenders the electro-magnetic connections. May prefer to live without electricity, or off-the-grid.


Golfing athletic style, According to Wikipedia :

"Despite his power advantage, Woods has always focused on developing an excellent all-around game. Although in recent years he has typically been near the bottom of the Tour rankings in driving accuracy, his iron play is generally accurate, his recovery and bunker play is very strong, and his putting (especially under pressure) is possibly his greatest asset.

He is largely responsible for a shift to higher standards of athleticism amongst professional golfers, and is known for putting in more hours of practice than most."

"While Woods is considered one of the most charismatic figures in golfing history, his approach is, at its core, cautious. He aims for consistency. Although he is better than any other Tour player when he is in top form, his dominance comes not from regularly posting extremely low rounds, but instead from avoiding bad rounds.

He plays fewer tournaments than most professionals (15 - 21 per year, compared to the typical 25 - 30) and focuses his efforts on preparing for (and peaking at) the majors and the most prestigious of the other tournaments. His manner off of the course is cautious as well, as he carries himself in interviews and public appearances with a carefully controlled demeanor." [Budha-Makara-8]


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