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Earthbody-Entry Thursday 24-Feb-1955

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Computerized appliance designer, visionary entrepreneur, showman * 1955-2011 * Steven Paul Jobs

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Shatavisaka * Sadachbia * Shata-takara

BPL commentary

For Shata-taraka births of a 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 Sadabija, 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 provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Sadachbia* Tabernacles. Their purpose is mixing of systems.

Mixed-Order Systems

Rahu-ruled fellows who are born into Sata are often found in fascinating roles that boost mass consciousness. Sata births are somewhat rare. Sadachbia work with large regulated systems such as mathematics, scientific theories, and sacred cosmology and with formalized psychic sciences such as hypnosis.

Sadabija gentlemen may display principled methods of inquiry, and they may hold dignified social positions, but their personal lifestyles are often unorthodox. Their work often overturns an outdated social paradigm of scientific theory or religious belief.

Themes of over-reaching, charlatanry, entrancement, expedient linkage, hypnotic appearance, and connections between contradictory systems may contextualize Sata's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Shata-taraka

QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 88.

"A quiet and unassuming person,

thoughtful and meditative

  • yet given to sudden outbursts of temper.

Lives in the mental world rather than in the physical.

Prefers solitude to the company of others.

  • Does not care for small talk

  • and finds social contact rather tiresome.

Many astrologers and philosophers found with Shatataraka on the Rising Point."

A light eater and moderate in most things."


Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha



Shani mahadasha * age birth until age 13.5

24-Feb-1955 Earth-birth in San Francisco, California, USA. After birth, young unmarried mom gives him to adoption agency. * Shani-Budha bhukti

Budha Mahadasha * age 13.5 until age 30.5

1972 first romance (age 17) * Budha-Zukra bhukti

1973 stops paying college tuition, although continues to attend art classes without paying; claims he is impoverished * Budha-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-yuti-Rahu * Zukra rules 4-school ++ Zukra rules 6th-from-4th conflict with school, parents

1975 wander to India * Budha-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 7-travels

17-May-1978 celebrated the birth of child-1 , paternity denied * Budha-Rahu bhukti

1984 development of the successful Macintosh Apple computer * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani lagnesha

May-1985 * fired from the board of his own company, Apple Computer * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani rules 12-loss of visibility

Ketu Mahadasha * age 30.5 until age 37.5

fall-1985 founding of NeXT computer company, focused on high-end science-and-business users * Ketu-Ketu swabhukti

1986 decease of adoptive life-mother Clara (SJ age 31) * Ketu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-yuti-Rahu

Oct-1989 meets Ms. Laurene Powell, an MBA first-year student + future wife-2, while he was speaking at a Stanford University Business School event * Ketu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 2-second-marriage * * Guru-yuti-Ketu

1990 although SJ proposed marriage to Ms. Powell, he resisted scheduling a ceremony. Ms. Powers moves out of their home. * Ketu-Guru bhukti * Guru-yuti-Ketu

18-Mar-1991 exchange the vows of marriage-2 with Laurene Powell * Ketu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules Kumbha swamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Dhanuzya-Mithunaya contact radical R-K

Zukra Mahadasha * age 37.5 until decease age 56

05-Mar-1993 decease of adoptive life-father Paul Jobs (SJ age 38) * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra rules 2nd-from-8th-from-Surya = decease of the adoptive father ++ Sade-Sati

2003 diagnosed with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru-yuti-Ketu

April-2009 liver transplant surgery * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 8-surgery

05-Oct-2011 3pm Earthbody-Exit (age 56, pancreatic cancer) * Zukra-Ketu chidradasha

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Kumbha (Shata-taraka) * Arka * the radiator * radio
  • Surya in bhava-1 * center of identity, bright embodiment, intelligence for competition, focus on appearance, championship entitlements, eye on personality *sparkling center of the vitality-drama

Surya rules and casts drishti into swabhava Simha-7 = 6th-from-Chandra agency of emotional conflict. 6th-from-Chandra and its denizens become agents (persons and environments) of accusation and betrayal. Economic activities (11) in general, and the father-figure in particular, become charged with the patterns of accusation and grievance.


Jobs' bio-dad = Abdulfattah Jandali. As a grad student in economics Surya-Kumbha, Mr. Jandali immigrated into the US from Syria. At the time of Steve Jobs' birth, Jandali was completing his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He later served as a political economics instructor at University of Nevada, among others.

Bio-dad's adult livelihood = restaurateur, casino manager (Surya games, gambling) + businessman

Surya in Kumbha is primarily a transmitter (Arka) of electronic and economic systems. Arka loses some of the natural solar confidence due to the strict materialism of uttama-Shani-7. Bio-dad Jandali reportedly said that he had no interest in meeting his famous son and feared to be accused of seeking a reunion in order to get money from his offspring. Jobs publicly, contemptuously disavowed the bio-dad.


8th-from-Surya typically represents the Next Father-figure. Because Surya-11-Kumba has no companion graha, only one father-figure is recognized. The recognized father is the adopted father, Mr. Jobs the repo man, represented by Kanya-6.

In early infancy, the baby boy was adopted and named Steven Paul. The adoptive father who raised him securely if humbly was supportive if somewhat distant.

The adoptive father was a modest rank-and-file worker = bhava-6-Kanya. He was primarily a machinist at a pre-Silicon-Valley laser factory. Adoptive father's career included extra work as a tow-truck driver and lock-breaker who is paid to repossess the automobiles of those who failed to repay their car-loan. Failed loan contract = 6.

Surya-Kumbha = dad converted the garage of the family home into an electronics tinkering workshop for teenage Steven, who easily obtained parts from the warehouses of early-stage Silicon Valley.

For a masculine nativity, sparkling Surya in the swabhava-swakshetra of Shani, may have economic genius paired with weakened confidence in one's ability to live by the bright light of Surya's divine truth.

  • Surya-Kumbha tendency toward social dishonesty or irregularity
  • Surya in bhava-1 = displays of individuality and showmanship (Surya) within large, lawfully regulated systems (Kumbha)


Surya-Kumbha often indicates dishonest male figures possessed of systems-connectivity intelligence but lacking confidence in their own personal integrity.

envisioned the computer as a household appliance at time when computers were huge expensive items in special air-cooled rooms operated by mysterious programmer-operators and costing millions of dollars. To Jobs, the computer seemed more like a car or a refrigerator: an electricity-powered convenience commodity that modern people would buy, due to its ability to make life easier, and its affordable price. More conventional minds found this viewpoint rather singular and not widely applicable to the consumer market, but indeed Jobs was right about computers becoming common household appliances. Of course he was wrong just as often as he was right, and many investors lost money on his hyper-confident wrong starts (Mangala also takes drishti of Rahu-Mula-11). But Jobs continued to innovate and think independently "out of the box" and those ideas that he was able to manifest in large-scale production (smartphones, music pods) did indeed induct a new era of civilization

Surya in bhava-1 may believe that one personally regulates (Kumbha) the revenue, rewards, earning, or profits

SSurya in bhava-1 games the system

This system-gaming (Kumbha system; Surya gaming) behavior typically begins with the father (Surya pitrikaraka) and father's siblings (11 = 3rd-from-9) and extends to the male native. Jobs' bio-dad worked in casino gambling.

Surya in bhava-11 in Kumbha may indicate attempts to express personal political, creative or dramatic genius (Surya) within a strict system-regulated economic transaction network (Kumbha) resulting in occasional acts of personal-override of the community rules, producing dishonesty in obtainment of marketplace revenues.

  • Wikipedia, "According to Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, Atari had offered US$100 for each chip that was reduced in the machine. Jobs had little interest or knowledge in circuit board design and made a deal with Wozniak to split the bonus evenly between them if Wozniak could minimize the number of chips. Much to the amazement of Atari, Wozniak reduced the number of chips by 50, a design so tight that it was impossible to reproduce on an assembly line. At the time, Jobs told Wozniak that Atari had only given them $600 (instead of the actual $5000) and that Wozniak's share was thus $300 ."

Fortune magazine profile:

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Meena * comforted by rhythmic ancestral guidance
  • Chandra in Uttara-bhadra-pada * comforted by wisdom systems * protectors of compassionate order, providers of structured spiritual guidance, mature expansion of distributed care
  • Chandra in classroom-2 * comfort in collections, familiar with history, soothed by stories, storage, history, settled into the rhythm of languages, needs to feel the repeating pulse of inventory counting, emotionally attuned to lineage knowledge, routine restoration of knowledge, undulating voice, speech, song


Birth-mom = Joanne Carole Schieble. At the time of the birth of her son, Ms. Schieble was a University of Wisconsin undergraduate student in the same economics classes wherein the bio-father worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. (Compare to the similar situation of the birth parents of POTUS-44 Audacity of Hope 1961- Barack H. Obama, at University of Hawai'i.) She worked as a speech pathologist. Chandra in classroom-2 speech

Chandra in classroom-2 * matrikaraka occupies the perpetual narrative 3rd-from-Budha = emotionally sourced talkativeness, often talking about phenomena of bhava-2 including money, values, art, history, traditions, genetics

Life-mom adoptive mother

8th-from-Chandra can profile the Next Mother-figure. Clara Jobs = SJ lagnesha ++ atmakaraka + Shani-Thula * uttama + Shani in Bhava-9

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership


  • marriage-1 = bhava-8 Kanya-poverty, service == hidden environment, secrets, disguise
  • First marriage (to Ms. Brennan) sanctified by the birth of child, 1972-1978 = volatility exacerbated by Zukra-yuti-Rahu-Mula = disavowed, service-oriented, conflict, unsustainable promises, criminal accusations, deceit, poverty, injustice.
  • further strain from 6th-from-Chandra = Simha-7 first marriage social profile


  • marriage-2 = = bhava-3 Mesha contains Kuja-Azvini * competitive innovative commercial management
  • 2nd marriage (to Ms. Powell) = Kuja-3 resides in 2nd-from-Chandra . 2nd marriage public, avowed = affinity for the business + physical energetics, movement patterns, vitality, competitive nature * information technology, sales
  • Apple Computer 1955-2011 Steve Jobs formed a second marriage to a businesswoman multiple-board-member of numerous corporations who managed a USD-20M portfolio (as of 2018)

Chandra = two sets of parents

Non-communication with bio-parents until reconnected with mom in adulthood. Well spoken toward adoptive parents = 8th-from-Chandra = uttama - Shani in Bhava-9

uttama-Shani shows the adoptive parents as responsible, reliable, committed to the parenting relationship, and importantly identified as working-class citizens.

Shani-7 powerfully structures his personality with discipline, lawfulness, and work toward equalizing society. The adoptive parents contributed a vital element of class identity which ensured that the later computer and phone appliances were seem as common people's normal possessions, not elite exclusive artifacts of the super privileged.

Indeed the smartphones are found among persons rich and poor, all classes and cultures. This remarkable affordable connectivity appliance promotes social justice on a previously inconceivable scale.

Chandra rogesha for Kumbha nativity

Comfort-seeking Chandra in classroom-2 rules bhava-6 disease, disagreement, divorce, disappointment


Dhanuzya = contains Zukra-yuti-Rahu-11 ++ ruled by Guru-yuti-Ketu-5


  • Guru casts drishti into 7-contracts ++ 9-worldview ++ 11-economics
  • 110th-from-Chandra === Zukra-yuti-Rahu in Dhanuzya-9 = 11th-from-11th.

Mr. Jobs' roller-coaster career swung from ignominy and rejection toward fame and glory and back again.

Risk-rewarding Rahu is a barrier-breaker and dissociative Ketu is a disperser. He had both. Jobs had many ups-and-downs in his storied electronics-design career, but he was most successful as a fiery preacher (Dhanuzya) hyper-promoter (Rahu) and designer (Zukra).

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Meza * moolatrikona 0-18 deg. * vigorous pursuit of championship * dynamic, competitive winner * proactive innovation, first-arrival; push toward conquest, innovation, first-arrivals; push toward conquest
  • Mangala in bhava-3 * drive toward commerce, pursuit of messaging, active touring, invasive management, energized, hyperactive or athletic sibling-figures, aggressive sales and marketing, teamwork dynamics, administrative conquests

Mangala-3 sales, management, product development, advertising ** constant promotion of new technology (Budha) via explanation, description, pronouncements

  1. regulatory drishti from hard-working, disciplined, bargaining uttama-Shani-9
  2. risk-rewarding roguish exciting drishti from profits-driven Rahu-Mula-11

Karmesha Mangala rules + occupies bhava-3 products

SJ is credited with taking a major leadership role (10) in the broad effort to transform the electronic computer (Kumba) into a home appliance (3) +++ changing the familiar telephone device (3) into a home management system (3)

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

* Sarala Yoga

  • 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-12 * narrative of sanctuary, hermitage, quietude, interior spiritual guidance * describe reflective contemplation, discusses the astral inner terrain, explainer of private prayer, delivers instructions for communication with distant worlds, talks about clairsentience, dreams, and visions

Budha-12 rules 5-celebrity ++ 8 secrets, disguise, revolution

Guru * dhavakaraka * * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Mithunaya * much communication, many merchants, conversations about belief, doctrine of inclusive messaging, expansive evangelism, detailed guidance, expands the scope of management, multiple administrative projects
  • 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-Ketu upeksha-karaka * multiple disregarder-disperser figures, many disconnections, much surrender, abandons the humanistic perspective, large vacuums

Guru-yuti-Ketu rules Chandra-Meena-2 = the mother dissolves

Chandra-12 rules the childhood home

Guru-yuti-Ketu occupies the defensive, culturally-rooted, routine-loving, patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra evaporates (circumstances of infant adoption)

Guru-yuti-Ketu-3 occupies 4th-from-Chandra ensured that the identity of his birth parents remained surrounded by a haze (Ketu) for a long time. In addition he became himself a parent as a young bachelor, but evaded the fact of his parenthood claiming (variously) that he was sterile (Ketu) or that the paternity tests were unreliable (Ketu unreliable

As a highly reputed public figure, the computer designer and showman wished to live as securely as possible, yet his privacy was constantly disturbed (Ketu). )

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Dhanuzya * appreciation of humanistic belief, pleasures of theory, dogmatic arrangements, enjoys indoctrination, aesthetic of philosophical worldview
  • Zukra -11 * pleasure of community linkage, enjoys network equity, feminine-figures have social-participation, balanced economies, graciously inter-knit community, appreciation of friendships, seeks economic justice
  • Zukra-yuti-Rahu-Mula * sweetened adventure, gracious ambition, appreciation for exciting opportunism, masked negotiations, over-reaching agreements, exceptional beauty, enjoys cultural mixing * arrangements support diplomatic equity balanced with exhilarating risk, risk-rewarding contracts

Powerful dhana-yoga = Zukra-yuti-Rahu-11 rules 11th-from-11th

however, all is not easy due to numerous high-conflict patterns. Zukra also rules 6th-from-Zukra ++ Shani retarding drishti

Zukra-yuti-Rahu-Mula receives

  • endurance and slow-downs + setbacks from disciplining, self-identified, design-structure drishti of lagnesha Shani-Thula * uttama -9
  • dharmesha receives expansive drishti from vriddhipathi Guru = communicative, inclusive, broadcasting drishti of Guru-yuti-Ketu-5

Zukra bandesha ++ rahu = unusual design of homes, buildings, vehicles -- even a big yacht

  • SJ's California home mimicked Japanese traditional architecture; the Apple center that he designed is influenced by extraterrestrial elements

Zukra-yuti-Rahu occupy the public-visibility 10th-from-Chandra

  • lifepartner-1 Rahu
  • lifepartner-2 Zukra

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka


atmakaraka * uttama

Shani rules kumbha swamsha

  • Shani-Thula * uttama * heavy old agreements * mandatory bargaining * strict rules for making agreements * vital energy compression stress zone = kidney-pancreas * rigidly regulated match-making * limitations upon socially approved partnerships * must honor the lowest-common-denominator in deal-making * common law for fair-exchange * must materialize orderly social justice * must work in structures of unyielding diplomacy * must cooperate with slow elderly counselors* must trade within statutory requirements * must continue conventional negotiations despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-9 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious paradigm of belief. One must preach the old doctrine, old principles; punitive, unyielding ideologies, cautious, conventional father-figures; tense and fearful religious teachers, chronic rigidity of worldview; heavy legacy pressure against freely chosen convictions. Resistance to new teachings. Preacher's fatigue. Resentment toward changes in catechism. Intolerance for sacerdotal innovation. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as high priest, guru-figure, professor, rabbi, sermonizer, proselyte, Old Believer.

Shani in Bhava-9 mutual aspect to Mangala-3

This push-me-pull-you pair indicates a tense, conflicted, and contentious personality.

The immovable object (uttama-Shani) is placed in constant tension with the irresistible force (swakshetra-Mangala). The result = extremely productive, irascible, offensive, dominating, and brooks no resistance until Shani gains strength via transit or bhukti rulership.

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, proselytism, guru-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-11 * passion for prizes, achievements * in Roguish Rahu's swabhava co-ruled with Sober Shani ,* the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual social goals and economic attainments. Desires an important, linkage role in social participation and financial networks. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious friends. Craves profit and gain. Rahu-11 thrives in culturally-mixed commodity-exchange systems. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a friend, a voluntary linker, an economic achiever, a relative of the father's people. Rahu-11 trespasses the cultural boundaries of friendship and community. Boundary-breeching, risk-rewarding Rahu typically enjoys material success in marketplace profits, revenue, earnings due to His social-participation genius.
  • Rahu-yuti-Zukra * amplified attractions, magnified beauty. exotic art-music, tricky partners, opportunistic feminine-figures, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of luxuriously lovely pleasures, hypnotic arrangements, gracious balance of cross-cultural mixing

During Surya-Rahu bhukti in 2011, Mr. Jobs left his terrestrial body (age 56) following a siege of pancreatic cancer. Rahu-9 iconic preacher. His fleshdeath was reported and evaluated in the international news for months.

foreign guru Rahu-9 = Japanese Zen priest = lifetime spiritual guide

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Mithunaya * dissociates from conversations, incomplete message, empty instructions, dissolute signals, not limited by commerce, ignores restriction on communication, applies explanatory gestures to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-5 * ambivalent toward entitlements, absentee children, apathetic toward the offspring, disregards normal limitations on financial speculation, fragmented or esoteric intelligence, dissolves the glamour of center-stage roles, disperses the romantic adoration. One abandons the usual political behaviors, eccentric style of creativity. Disoriented drama. Plays an incoherent game.
  • Ketu-yuti-Guru * surrendered abundance, abandoned expansions, numerous removals, disconnected teachers, incomplete wisdom, misunderstandings, unsustainable doctrine, apathetic preachers, disbelief, unfulfilled inspiration, impermanent philosophy, incomplete prosperity, spiritual liberation via immaterial faith. For wifely nativities, may dissolve the husband-figures.

Ketu-yuti-Guru Mithunaya-3 * vague, conceptual, philosophical, unclear, inaccurate, information about father, sacred doctrine, international view. Apathetic toward orthodoxy.

Steve Jobs and Laurene Powell Jobs, 2009


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