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  • industrialist, plutocrat

  • extraordinary philanthropist

  • major public works,

  • building construction of museums and college campus, reconstruction of war-damaged cathedrals,

Vimshottari Dasha Narrative

possible reincarnation of

born 9 months before



John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in 1915

John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

Earthbody-Entry Thursday-29-Jan-1874

Earthbody-Exit 11-May-1960


Standard Oil plutocrat philanthropist * John D. Rockefeller, Jr. * 1874-1960

birth data from,_Jr. * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts, graphs, and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Uttarabhadrapada * Andromeda

  • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 85

BPL commentary:

For Uttarabhadrapada natives, the influence of rigid, chronological, lawful, enduring strictly structural sober serious systematic Shani can considerably affect the outcome.

Elder persons, old rules, rigid structures, age and time, resistance to change, status hierarchies, social class barriers, large organizations, public opinion, bureaucracies, regulatory requirements, legal systems, and corporate or institutional officials may be especially influential.

Guidance from the instructors of the civilizations of Andromeda.

"...most fortunate... usually indicates a man of means ,

  • well-to-do if not wealthy.

A man who owns property and has the ability to earn money

  • and also to spend it wisely and constructively.

Being a passive type, his well-being may be inherited or bequeathed to him

but if he achieves his own success

  • he will do so without the corollary of someone else's misfortune .

He is very intelligent

and is charitable and generous to those less fortunate than himself."

Biographical details matched with Vimshottari dasha periods


Rahu Mahadasha * 1874 until 1881 * birth until age 8

29-Jan-1874 Earthbody-Entry * Rahu-Budha period

Guru Mahadasha * 1881-1897 * age 8-25

study in the Browning School, a private academy for children of his father's associates.

1897 completed bachelor's degree at Brown University (at the time, Brown U. was a Baptist religious institution) * Guru-Rahu period * Rahu-2 knowledge * Rahu directed by dharmesha-9 Mangala university

Shani Mahadasha 1897-1916

immediately after graduation from college, begins work under his father's direction at Standard Oil Company * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani-11

09-Oct-1901 marriage-1 * Shani-Budha period * Budha lagnesha navamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Thula-Mesha contact radical R-K

09-Nov-1903 child-1 * Shani-Ketu period * Ketu in 5th-from-Chandra and Zukra-yuti-Shani dharmesha-9 from Chandra

1910 quits director positions in both Standard Oil and in the JP Morgan U.S. Steel corporation. Begins to cleanse his philanthropic works from taints of a major bribery scandal * Shani-Mangala period * Mangala-12 = dhanapati-2 finance and dharmesha-9 global humanism

Budha Mahadasha * 1916-1933

Ketu Mahadasha 1933-1940

Zukra Mahadasha 1940-1960

Apr-1948 Lightbody Lift-off of wife-1 and mother of his six children, Abby Aldrich, at home, cardiac arrest * Zukra-Rahu period *Rahu in 8th-from-7

1951 marriage-2 Martha Baird Allen* Zukra-Guru period * Guru ruler of navamsha-7 * gochara Rah-Ketu via Kumbha-Simha contact navamsha Chandra-Simha

11-May-1960 Earthbody-Exit (age 86, pneumonia) * Zukra-Ketu period * chidrakaraka Ketu

Distinctive features of the nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka


Vriddhi-bhava-11 = the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

Extraordinary emphasis upon marketplace profits, financial revenues, social-material achievements, awards granted for work already accomplished, and community development structures via distributive and associative networks (11)Vriddhisthana contains the bhava-rulers of 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, and 12

Yet considering that this powerhouse of activity also occupies the the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra , a significant transformation of identity involving an upheaval of the economic activities and their outcomes would occur during the lifetime.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Arudra Chandra-4

Karakamsha = bandhu-bhava-4 contains Arudra Chandra

  • (4) real-estate construction (Rockefeller Center in New York City)
  • restoration of historic buildings (Chandra randhresha-8 , renovation; Rahu-2 history)
  • (4) building of schoolson a transformational model of education (University of Chicago, Rockefeller University). He developed the "quarter system" to overcome the handicap faced by students from farming families. The Quarter System allowed students to stay home for the labor-intensive autumn harvest Aug-Sept.
  • shelter and protection of cultural artifacts [karkata-4] = Museum of Modern Art

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

atmakaraka Mangala-Simha-12

Mangala-Mithunaya in the 10th navamsha

Rockefeller was well-known and powerful in Mithuna matters such as institutional communications and program administration, Rockefeller was dynamically constructive, productive during his lifetime. He was highly regarded as a commercially capable businessman who was able to bring the skills of strategic planning, accurate accounting and public-relations "spin" to the world of philanthropy and charitable organization.

atmakaraka Mangala in 9th-from-Chandra

Rockefeller Junior was a vibrantly energetic agent of global-scale philanthropic action. However he and his lineage were also involved in back-room political actions (Kuja-Simha-12) which resulted in national bribery scandals (Zukra-related polarizing catalysis typical for Meena lagna). His capitalist ideology (9) also motivated incisive but harshly dehumanizing actions during labor strikes causing death and suffering to the workers. In Rockefeller's case his beliefs did drive most of his actions since Mangala occupying 9th0from-Chandra is also ruler of the dharmasthana-9.

Kuja Dosha

Kuja-12 drishti to 3, 6, and 7. Upon 3 and 6 = forward movement albeit criticizing style in commerce and aggressive treatment of business problems. Upon 7, definitive Kuja-12 dosha upon the first marriage. Guru in yuvatisthana can indicate a multiple marriages. Considering also his privately rather unsettled and contentious Kumbha-Kuja-12, along with the reality of Zukra in company of three additional graha, Rockefeller would have been a challenging marriage partner from the wife's perspective.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka


Guru-Guru period begins age 7. Swabhukti of the lagnesha can be an extremely influential and significant period of the lifetime. When the major period of the lagnesha begins at the onset of the age of reason (age 7) and the lagnesha = a kendra-placement of charitable Brihaspati, the auspice is clearly providential both for the native and for one's entire environment.

Brihaspati lagnesha scope of influence:

Guru's humanism

During Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha, Rockefeller earned a bachelor's degree from Brown University with strong concentration in social science and philosophy. He studied extensively in the genre of humanistic, social-transformational writing including Das Kapital 1818-1883 economics Karl Marx .

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

As typical for the Meena lagna, Professor Bright Bhrigu is the polarizing catalysis-maker since Zukra rules 8 and 8th-from-8th suggesting challenges with relationships, contracts, and money. Indeed he endured bribery scandals and polarizing catalysis with unfair arrangements and exploitive contractual agreements.

Zukra occupies the very complex 11th bhava in company of Shani-Surya-Budha, allowing Rockefeller more choices in his attempt to gain leverage during public perception of his inhumanity (during labor union violence).

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

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

Rahu in bhava 2

Born into a family of enormous material treasury and social entitlement * Rahu-2-Mesha. dhanapati-2 in 12 rarely harms the personal wealth since dhanapati-2 will occupy the gainful 11th-from-swakshetra.

Professor Rahu occupies the emotionally motivated community-linking, economically fruitful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra providing networks of friendship (his lifelong college friends), elder siblings, marketplace profits .As the youngest child and only son of John Rockefeller Sr, young "junior" felt the powerful emotional influence of his four female elder siblings

Rahu is directed by Kuja = dhanapati-2 + dharmesha-9 . Mangala-12 ruler of Rahu, in combination with the charitable propensities of the Uttarabhadrapada radical lagna, suggests that Rockefeller might be inclined to dissolve some portion of Rahu's treasury via dissolution into charities.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Ketu in bhava 8


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