Rev. Jerry Falwell 1933 - 2007
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Televangelist Preacher and Political Power Broker
Vimshottari Dasha Narrative
"... a shrewd and capable character - an organizer,
An orator who is capable of swaying his audiences
The type of person who, while one is still in his presence, holds one spellbound;
Extremely clever and capable."
According to Wikipedia,
"In 1979, Falwell founded the Moral Majority, one of the largest political lobby groups for evangelical Christians in the United States. The group is credited with delivering two-thirds of the white, evangelical Christian vote to Ronald Reagan during the1980 presidential election."
Vimshottari Dasha Timeline
Rev. Jerry Falwell, political preacher, fundamentalist evangelist
L-9+L-12 (religion, conspiracies) in radix bhava-11
uchcha in D-9
swakshetra in D-10
Note L-10 (leadership, law-giving, public recognition) Surya's strength in shad-bala Arudha Lagna = bhava-9 = religion Karakamsha = bhava-5, entertainments, theatre, politics (televangelist, political leader) atmakaraka = Surya, kingly self
L-11 Surya Mahadasha
1955-1961, his age 22-28.
Graduates from an unaccredited bible college and founds the Thomas Road Baptist Church, which will soon become a Mega-Church.
L-11 in 10 = Huge crowds, massive assemblies.
Simha = "politics".
Shukra and Ketu in bhava-11 = Falwell enjoys royal attention (Shukra-Simha) from large assemblies and from prominent politicians like Ronald Reagan (Shukra-Simha).
Falwell enjoys a certain detachment (Ketu) from the mass movement experience and from the enormous income raised by the mega-church.
The money does not personally belong to him (Ketu), yet he enjoys its luxurious benefits (Shukra).
April 12, 1958 = marriage, Surya/Guru period
Shukra in the rashi of bitter enemy Surya = moral compromise - pleasure of applause in contradiction with authenticity of convictions.
Falwells religious ministry remained highly politicized for the rest of his career. He was criticized by peer ministers in the conservative movement for giving sermons on political topics that lacked any moral teaching.
L-11 Chandra Mahadasha
1961-1971, his age 28-38.
Jerry Falwell = L-10 Azvini Chandra in bhava-7 Mesha.
As Television becomes the dominant communications medium in USA, Falwell enters the period of L-10 for leadership and public recognition. His period of public ascendancy engages the medium of the TV talk show.
Falwell preaches from a television studio, his word and image reaching millions of viewers.
Falwell's ministry appeals to less liberally (liber = "book") educated white Americans who feel that their foundational ( conservative Makara Shani in 4 = foundations ) Christian European culture is threatened by increasing pluralism and privilege extended to other racial and religious groups.
Falwell's public image is distinguished by religious claims that racial segregation is a "Biblical command".
Falwell emerges as a leading (L-10) American 'televangelist' conservative-reactionary Christian preacher.
Sermonized a message of national security ( 10 = security, gets drishti from conservative Shani ) through exclusion, illegalization and ultimately eradication of minority lifestyles practiced by those holding non-conformist beliefs.
Lord of Mesha Chandra is the hypocritical, adversarial, Argumentative VargottamshaKuja-Chitra yuti L-6 Guru who is the L-6 karaka for war and social conflict. Kuja-Guru in vyaya bhava, the house of subconscious.
Ministry built on instigating and exacerbating subconscious fears (12) of racial and cultural conflict.
Tremendous public visibility and influence in the period of L-10 Chandra.
Kuja drishti upon Chandra in Kuja's house Mesha
Chandra's lord VargottamshaKuja + uchcha Budha in 7th navamsha.
Chandra's lord Kuja + conflict-maker L-6 Guru. Guru =lord of 10th navamsha= career built on manipulating subconscious fears of conflict and war.
L-2+L-7 Kuja Mahadasha
1971-1978, his age 38-45.
Behari says: Mars will produce frustration through covetous desires. You will desire amenities of life which do not rightly belong to you. You will suffer on account of your siblings and will spend sleepless nights due to financial troubles. Your marriage partner will undergo major surgery, and you will suffer from many physical ailments. You will perform rituals to secure your heart's desire. You may use the stones and metals of subtle sciences to get powers or favors from super natural forces.
L-2 represents "knowledge". L-7 = contracts and agreements.
Founded Liberty University, a super-conservative bible college featuring church control of professor's lectures and students signing contracts to produce moral perfection.
Despite holding distinctly low academic standard, he venture was very successful financially (2).
1978-1996, his age 45-63.
Wikipedia says, "Moral Majority was an organization made up of conservative Christian political action committees which campaigned on issues its personnel believed were important to maintaining its Christian conception of moral law, a conception they believed represented the opinions of the majority of Americans (hence the movement's name).
With a membership of millions, the Moral Majoritywas one of the largest conservative lobby groups in the United States. During the 1980 presidential election, the Moral Majority is credited with giving Ronald Reagan two-thirds of the white evangelical vote, over Jimmy Carter .
Rahu's lord is the patriotic and conservative L-4 swakshetra YogakarakaShani
Kumbha = mass movements
Rahu = passionate, reactive, desire-driven hunger for forbidden experience
Preached a vindictive, punitive political message of divine retribution for human failure to conform to traditional Biblical standards, exclusion of minorities, and religiously motivated hate toward non-conformists.
Supported American national security through a program of intolerance and fundamentalist interpretation of holy scripture (which took all the love and forgiveness right out of it) . Impetus to leadership included influential personalrelationships (7) with key political figures.
"You may find yourself associating with and trying to help persons who are rather degraded, possibly say drug dealers or lowly engaged persons.
You may also do things that you know are wrong but you try to make these actions appear respectable.
You may have difficulty knowing your own inner goals and desires clearly."
(Rahu in bhava-5 = romance, Jyotisha would suggest this period contained sudden-self-elevation, ego-rpojdection love experiences. The homophobic public appearances gave cover.)
L-3+L-6 Guru Mahadasha
1978-1996, his age 63-73.
L-6 Guru in 6th-from-Chandra
A period of failing health (6), including obesity and heart disease
Worked on administrative tasks (3) from onset of Guru Mahadasha until Death in May 2007 at age 73.
Death = Guru/Surya/Kujaperiod
Kuja = Maraka = L=2+L=7
file update: 24-Apr-2013
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