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Theatrical singer, Hollywood child-celebrity

Wizard of Oz

Judy Garland

a.k.a. Frances Ethel Gumm

Earthbody-Entry Saturday-10-June-1922

Earthbody-Exit 22-June-1969 (age 47)


Wizard of Oz dramatist, singer * 1922-1969 * Judy Garland * born as Frances Ethel Gumm

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Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativity

Purvaphalguni * Yoni

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 Bhrigu may considerably affect the outcome.

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 theatre of creative life.

Zukra-ruled Purvaphalguni ladies are often found in the sparkling bright worlds of political diplomacy, romance, entertainment, speculative finance, performance arts, and fashion design. Women born into a nakshatra of Zukra 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 Zukra and dhanapathi Budha, the Purvarjuni-born may also display financial intelligence, bargaining ability, and glamour in romantic relationships.

Like all Zukra-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 Zukra 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."

Biographical data matched to Vimshottari Dasha timeline


Judy Garland (a.k.a. Ethel Gumm) publicity photo 1935, her age 13


Ketu Mahadasha

Saturday-10-June-1922 Earth-birth in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA * Ketu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 5 + 8

Zukra Mahadasha

1935 first cinema contract with industrial film producers (Judy's age 13) * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 5-entertainment + 8 identity transformation

17-Nov-1935 (Judy's age 13) sudden death of her father * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 12th-from-9th

1939 (her age 17) release of Wizard of Oz and (age 18) wins prize Academy Award (Oscar) * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani-2 gives effect of Rahu-yuti-Guru

28-July-1941 Marriage-1 (age 19) = songwriter David Rose (1941 - 1944) * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules swamsha * gochara R-K Kanya-Meena * contact radical R-K axis

1943 (Judy's age 21) announced estrangement from Mother, who is thenceforward banned from the MGM cinema properties * Zukra-Ketu bhukti

Surya Mahadasha

15-Jun-1945 Marriage-2 = cinematic producer Vincente Minnelli (1945 - 1951) * Surya-Zukra bhukti

12-Mar-1946 celebrated the birth of child-1 Liza Minnelli * Surya-Rahu bhukti * Rahu gives effect of Guru

July-1947 nervous breakdown including first suicide attempt * Surya-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 6-illness + Rahu-yuti-Shani

1950 end of employment with MGM studios after 15 years continuous contract * Surya-Zukra chidradasha

Chandra Mahadasha

1951 after difficulties (during Chandra-Chandra bhukti), rebounded into successful performance events in UK-Ireland * Chandra-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 9-guidance, fortunes

08-June-1952 Marriage-3 to Sid Luft until 1965 * Chandra-Rahu bhukti

05-Jan-1953 Lightbody Lift-off of estranged Mother (mom's age 59, heart-attack) * Chandra-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-2 maraka * Rahu gives effect of Shani rules 2nd-from-Chandra

Mangala Mahadasha

1962 wins five Grammy awards * Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 5-prizes, celebrity, entertainment

1963 receives a lucrative television contract, but the show is cancelled after only 26 episodes * Mangala-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 7-contracts + 6-disagreements

27-May-1964 Suicide of her eldest sibling, sister Suzy * Mangala-Budha bhukti

14-Nov-1965 Marriage-4 = Mark Herron until 1967 * Mangala-Zukra bhukti

Rahu Mahadasha

15-Mar-1969 Marriage-5 = Mickey Devinko (Deans) until June-1969 * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

22-June-1969 flesh-death (barbiturate overdose, age 47) * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti *Rahu gives effect of Shani maraka rules-7

Distinctive features of the Nativity



Judy Garland a.k.a. Frances Ethel Gumm with her problematic mother-manager, Ethel Milne Gumm. Matrikaraka Chandra-5 rules withdrawn, imprisoning bhava-12


Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka


  • Surya in bhava-10 * digbala * center of hierarchy, brightly governing, focus on social order, eye on high position
  • Surya-Vrizabha * Ravaye * the noisy one, the roaring one (Ravi = firebird; Rava = howl, yell, or squawk)

Celebrated theatrical singer, Hollywood child-actor dramatist Her most celebrated cinematic performance occurred when she was a child-actress Wizard of Oz Ms. Garland was reputed (10) for her musical performances Surya-10 receives amplifying drishti of Mangala + Guru-yuti-Rahu

Surya karaka for theatre, celebrity

Surya occupies the emotionally conflicted 6th-from-Chandra while Zukra-11 earnings rules 6th-from-Chandra


Surya-10 Father was a vaudeville entertainer who owned a local theatre = performance arts, entertainments, choreography The entertainments included live-performance mixed with early cinema.

Tension between the parents

Surya-9 occupies 6th-from-Chandra indicating a hostile, incompatible electro-magnetic emotional alliance between mother (Mula-Chandra-5) and father (Mriga-Surya-10). Garland's father was a gay man and the parents often disagreed.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in classroom-5 * comfort in politics, familiar with creativity, charm, children, soothed by celebrity, games, artistic performance
  • Chandra-Dhanuzya * comforted by rhythmic catechesis of belief
  • Chandra in Mula * comforted by witnessed emptiness * protectors of the eternal root vortex, philosophical watchers, galactic pilgrims

Chandra-5 receives relationship-defining 7th drishti of Zukra + Budha

Mula-Chandra in classroom-5 rules the emotionally self-transforming, often shocking, change-inducing, revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra = secrets, non-disclosure, sudden unexpected changes, new identities, transformative healing, camouflage, emergencies


Chandra in classroom-5 indicates a mother in the creative or literary arts, fashion, celebrity, drama, gaming, or politics. Ms. Garland-Gumm's stage-manager mother had been herself a vaudevillian performer (5), before her daughters were born. Mom was said to have been an intensely controlling manager (3rd-from-3rd) involved in every detail of her underage daughter's relationship to the hiring studios. Yet the day inevitably came when Chandra in Mula fulfilled its destiny of emotional annihilation.

According to Ms. Garland, the drugs which eventually destroyed Judy's health were originally supplied by her mother = Chandra takes a strong 7th drishti of Zukra ruler of 6th-from-Chandra.

Ms. Garland had a volatile relationship with her mother. It is said by observers that Judy Garland idolized and identified with her entertainer father (Surya-10 lagnesha) but held her mother responsible for her father's distress and premature death (Chandra-5 matrikaraka in the father-destroying 8th-from-Surya).

When Judy turned 21, her desire to throw off the yoke of maternal control became materially viable, and her relationship with the mother was completely severed during Zukra-Ketu chidra-dasha (also, Ketu in 4th-from-Chandra).

Following a major fight about her mother's mismanagement of her contract (Chandra rules Karkata-12, accusations about contracts) no reconciliation occurred before the alienated mother's 1953 death (mom's age 59). After the fight, the mother became disappeared to the public (12) and mom received no further financial support from her famously over-controlled daughter.

Post-split from her Mother, Garland bore two additional children bring her family to a total of three kids. Yet no communication was allowed between Garland's mom-manager and the grandchildren. Thus additional pressure heaped upon the native due to inability to call upon the living grandmother as a trustworthy caretaker for the grandchildren. It is speculated that the momager may have displayed the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder in which a mother-figure for psychological reasons may systematically and over time cause significant harm to her own children, including the potential to drug them or steal their money. One method for helping families to deal with these personalities is the classic "no contact" policy. This zero-contact stratagem may have been intuitively or professionally recommended; the outcome was absolute severance Chandra in Mula emotional annihilation.

10th-Navamsha contains Chandra-Mithunaya communications media, photographs, cinema

Despite her adult career in cabaret singing and thousands of adults-only nightclub performances, she was forever characterized by her familiar Chandra-image (Chandra-10 familiar face). The popular audience saw her forever as homespun character Dorothy Gale, the Midwest farm girl.

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka *

Yogakaraka counted from Simha lagna

Ruchaka Yoga

  • Mangala in bhava-4 * drive toward local transport, pursuit of building construction, invasive foundations, energized domestic conquests, pursuit of properties, aggressive parents
  • Mangala-Vrizchika * Swakshetra * vigorous pursuit of secrets; push toward discovery

Kuja-4 childhood home, homelife, educational foundations, security == receives incoming drishti from disciplining, constraining Shani

During the downward spiral that began during the nervous breakdown following the birth of her first child , without ability to be supported in early motherhood by her own mother, Ms. Garland was several times accused of irresponsible parenting due to negligence and drug use. Several times she nearly lost legal possession of her children, and effectively she was often separated from the kids by work duties and bhuktis of personal disconnectedness. Vrischika-Mangala in bhava-4 represents a volatile childhood home and potential for parenting aggressions.

Mangala-4 in 6th-from-Zukra = intense Kuja Dosha.

Kuja Dosha produced by Kuja-4 in 6th-from-Zukra can produce vigorous marital disagreement about all-things-Zukra including singing, marriage, sexual harmony, equity, exchange values, sleep, privacy, mani-money.

With a deceased father and a rejected mother, Ms. Garland -- whose childhood had been overwhelmed with adult work in cinematic drama --- married five times in pursuit of a secure family life. Yet Mangala-4 repeatedly generated threatening (Vrischika) competitive, aggressive behaviors in her adult homes as well.

Mangala is nevertheless a yoga-karaka for Simha Nativities The mother's verbally controlling (Vrischika, Jyeztha) physically aggressive behavior was ultimately a vehicle for promotion into celebrity status..

Shani drishti provides a disciplining influence which allowed Garland's career to proceed with regular maintenance despite the aggressive over-promotion of her abilities during childhood and fighting with co-parents in her adult homelife

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Budha rules swamsha

  • Budha-Mithunaya * swakshetra * business communications, articulation of informative, descriptive, mental messaging
  • Budha in bhava-11 * narrative of economy, social participation networks, community, friendship, interlinked systems
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * articulation of equity in agreements, message of justice and fairly bargained contracts; songwriting , talkative sister

Budha rules career 10th-navamsha

Budha rules the 10th-from-Chandra

Budha-11 rules 2+11 finance

  • economic-agency Budha in bhava-11 receives the disciplining and restrictive 10th drishti of Rahu-amplified Shani-2 Kanya creates a heavy workload and social criticism (Kanya) + restrictions upon the scope of the argument. Guru-yuti-Rahu serves to amplify and expand 6-8 + 10-Surya
  • Garland endured financial fluctuations on a dramatic scale. She occasionally earned millions in performance contracts, but paid fines for late taxes and penalties for cancelled show-dates. She died (age 47) at the beginning of an unwanted come-back singing tour that she was undertaking solely because she needed income.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Kanya * much ministry of service, many servants, many argumentations, much medication, exploitable beliefs, doctrine of humility
  • Guru in bhava-10 * many public roles, much leadership, numerous recognized teachings, much respect, broad social visibility
  • Guru-yuti-Shani atta-karaka * multiple elder-figures, abundant structure, many rules
  • Guru-yuti-Rahu mizra-karaka * multiple mix-master figures, abundant opportunity for ambitions

Guru * dhavakaraka in Bhava-2 produces a remarkable cycle of "try again" second + marriages

Guru-yuti-Rahu casts enormously amplifying drishti into Surya-10 = iconic roles. As her children (Guru) showed talent, she made them into public figures who sang and capitalized value, just as she had done for her family from a very young age.

Rahu-yuti-Guru * Shani-yuti-Rahu occupies career 10th-from-Chandra-5. She and her first child, daughter Liza Minnelli represented by 5th-from-5th celebrity, sang together at popular, financially remunerative musical concerts.

Guru-Kanya in the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra suggests Garland's lifelong ability to symbolize and appeal to socially marginalized, stigmatized fans in the male gay community. They formed her most loyal fan base. Their purchases of her recordings and tickets to her performances during her failing health years is often accounted as the main reason she was able to keep afloat.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka


  • Zukra-Mithunaya * appreciation of detailed, communications, aesthetic of handiwork, pleasures of detailed explanations, articulated messaging arrangements
  • Zukra -11 * pleasure of community linkage, enjoys network equity, feminine-figures inter-knit community, appreciation of friendships
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * gracious conversation, articulate beauty, sweetly communicative messaging

Zukra karmesha contains Surya-10 creative performance, rules 3-10 ++ 6-11 from Chandra

Zukra rules Vrishabha-Surya in 6th-from-Chandra = Addictive, self-medicating, sweets-seeking

Zukra-Mithunaya rainbow colors. The single most well-remembered song of career of Wizard of Oz 1922-1969 singer drama Judy Garland = "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".

Marketplace Earnings Financial Patterns * Zukra rules 6-and-11 from Chandra

  • Ms. Garland was a mega-celebrity in the entertainment world and capable of luxurious earnings but she also suffered from massive tax-debt
  • She had both substantial earnings (11) supporting a large entourage (3), and large debts (6). Zukra in 6th-from-Chandra produced substantial self-indulgence of luxurious taste exacerbated by the mercurially instant gratification patterns of Zukra-yuti-Budha.

Along with the effect of Zukra-11 ruling the economic earnings of Thula-3-tours = s the emotionally motivated community-linking, economically fruitful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra, there is a volatile economic cycle featuring the extremes of both dynamic earnings via debt, disagreements, and addictive behaviors (6) divorces, and despair along with bhuktis of exceptionally high earnings from artistic performance (Zukra) and favorable contracts (Zukra). Ms. Garland famously experienced both luxurious wealth from dramatic performance profits, as well as tragic losses of anticipated income and losses due to health issues (6).

beauty, song, face * Zukra drishti to Chandra in Mula-5 creative performance, theatre

Marriage contracts:

  • 7th-from-Chandra-5 Mithunaya contains Zukra-Budha = first husband was a songwriter-musician, and a friend. Although Zukra rules the emotionally conflicted 6th-from-Chandra Zukra is also located in the harmony-seeking 7th-from-Chandra. Their separation was amicable.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Kanya * old accusations, pressured colon, imposed servitude, proletarian medication, must do service ministry with scarce resources
  • Shani in bhava-2 * must preserve, have to collect, catalog, tell tales, speak-and-sing; cautious banking; tense or punitive family, chronic financial depression + eye-teeth , heavy pressure against speaking out; insufficient nourishment, desiccated preserved food
  • Shani-yuti-Guru * resistance against expansion, doctrinal discipline, constrained growth
  • Shani-yuti-Rahu* resistance against ambition, disciplined risk, constrained opportunism, irregular elders

Shani + Guru + Rahu = occupies career the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra Onerous burdens of very high public visibility become amplified by Rahu and expanded by Guru. Work schedule begins in early childhood (age 2) in context of family (2) singing (2). Public behavioral strictures (Shani); Must (Shani) be socially approved (SHani).

Shani-2- Kanya heavy workload and social criticism (Kanya) = Kutumbha bhava shows a complex and conflicted family lineage. Shani-yuti-Guru dhava-karaka + Guru-yuti-Rahu suggests that she had a multitude of father-figures including the authoritative studio bosses. Her father and also her five husbands were generally homo-social men whose sexual-sensual-partnerships were diverse and complex with socially irregular (Rahu) behaviors yet socially regular (Shani) external professional status.

Rahu amplifies the yuvatipathi Shani who is also the rogesha for Simha-lagna * Rahu amplifying rogesha contributes to five marriages before age 46

Rahu-amplified Shani-Kanya-2 sends Shani's 10th drishti into bhava-11 earnings containing Zukra-+Budha business financial contracts. . Shani's professional 10th drishti creates restrictions upon the public behavior (10th) even while Shani's disciplined work ethic demands nearly constant effort to acquire savings (Shani-2 must conserve). With numerous conflicting ++ amplified financial factors, Garland was both a super-earner and a super-debtor.

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

  • Rahu-Kanya *craving for crime * mask of exploitation, argument, medicine, addiction, humble service ministry; fascinated by servitude, injustice, illness * seeks special importance via medicine, remediation, via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) victim-narrative
  • Rahu in bhava-2 * in swabhava of Suave Zukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual assets, a fascinating voice, remarkable face, intriguing family line, extraordinary languages, mesmerizing sounds, Craves unconventional, often shadowed, historical knowledge. Exotic or unusual collections. Desires a special values-expression role in foods, animal herds, natural conservation.. Privileged-seeking per rashi, in banking, preservation, foods, seeds, mouth-speech-song, Exciting, opportunistic second marriage (if any). Ambitious nature of the family traditions, genetic lineage..
  • Guru-yuti-Rahu * amplified generosity, magnified diversity, exotic beliefs, tricky teachings, opportunistic preachers, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of inspired, high philosophy
  • Shani-yuti-Rahu * amplified orderliness, magnified systematics, exotic rules, tricky regulations, opportunistic elders, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of strictly lawful structures

Rahu + Shani + Guru in bhava-2 singing == occupies the emotionally motivated career-directing 10th-from-Chandra

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Meena * incomplete clairsentience, empty dreams, dissolute guidance
  • Ketu in classroom-8 * well-placed * ambivalent toward initiations, disregards occult boundaries, absent from coverage (increases transparency), vacuous secrets, irrelevance of non-disclosure

Ketu located in the defensive, culturally-rooted, routine-loving, patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra exacerbates a feeling of rootlessness and unbelonging and adds to a dsisconnection from the childhood, from the mother, and from the cultural foundations

By Ms. Garland's telling, young Judy was tightly controlled by her stage-manager mother. In Zukra-Ketu bhukti, after a big fight when Judy turned 21, mom was cut-off forevermore via an irrevocable no-contact (Ketu) decision. Despite having three of her own children, young Ms. Garland never spoke to her mother again, and the children grew up sans relationship to their maternal grandmother.


Judy Garland, age 19 in 1941


From The Wizard of Oz, 1936 -- characters Dorothy Gale and the Wicked Witch of the West


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