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  • either 12-Jan-1917 (lore)

  • or 12-Jan-1918 (passport)

Earthbody-Exit 05-February-2008 (age 91)


"Transcendental Meditation" business* Maharishi Mahesh Yogi a.k.a. Mahesh Prasad Varma * 1917-2008

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Uttarazadha * Vaizva

BPL commentary:

For Uttara-azadha births of a feminine valence, the condition of radiant, romantic, intelligent, creative, idealistic, central, confident, gaming, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya may considerably affect the outcome.

Father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Nunki. Their purpose is to express the radiant clear light of truth in an orderly, institutional framework.

Dhanuzya Pada-1 can show Brihaspati's rulership of 1-embodiment + 4-cultural foundations. + Guru enjoy high-compatibility yang patterns which stimulate creativity and authority. Pada-1 tends to be paternalistic, creative, self-referential to the point of self-righteousness, and generously friendly. Iconic and inspirational teachers of the patriarchal lineages are found here. Assess the role of Brihaspati to determine character. A woman born in Pada-1 is likely to teach- preach via her husband, although other arrangements are possible.

Makara-pada 2-3-4 express the tension between structural Shani and solipsistic nakshatrapathi Surya. From the Makara lagna, Surya becomes randhresha. Thus pada 2-3-4 are mystical and gender-neutral (Shani). Pada 2-3-4 respect age and governance ordering. Yet their purpose is visionary (Surya). Psychics and seers are found here. Depending on the vigor of Shani, hierarchical institutions may be constructed around their secret light. A woman born in Pada-2-3-4 may be a spiritual healer in her own right. Her emotional dedication to the lifepartner's wellbeing arises from Chandra = yuvathipathi.

Themes of clairsentient vision, lawful transformation, and prophecy may contextualize Ishwara's terrestrial experience. Also applies to Chandra in Uttarazadha.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 87

"A very good, honest, and sincere character...

A peace loving disposition.

  • Very intelligent and wise.

  • Respected and liked by everyone with whom he comes in contact.

Eager to live and let live.

  • Tolerant to others, giving help where help is required.

A good counselor in times of need or trouble.

  • Such a person makes a good and steady friend,

  • whose friendship is to be valued because it will stand the tests of time and adversity."

rectification of birth date and time considerations:

12-Jan-1917 (family lore)

during the entire day on Friday 12-Jan-1917, uttama-Mangala is very strong in shad-bala. Makara-Mangala accepts drishti of Pushya-Shani-8 occult high priesthood (Shani in a nakshatra of Shani). The Maharishi-Mahesh-Yogi was a skilled businessman (uttama-Mangala) who created a multi-billion dollar global educational and commercial empire teaching (selling) mystical practices in a form accessible to the hoi-polloi (Shani).

Chandra occupies shakti-of-astral-travel nakshatra of Magha

Rahu occupies the lagna of each of the 16 Parashari varga.

on the day of Zukra to have Professor Bright Bhrigu-yuti-Surya-yuti-Rahu-Dhanuzya with this cluster receiving drishti of Guru-Meza whilst the Magha Chandra also receives this same philosophical Guru drishti seems like an appropriate fit for the historical record of this individual.

12-Jan-1918 (passport birth data)

during the entire day on Saturday 12-Jan-1918, Mangala-Kanya has lost His leadership acumen and Chandra occupies Purvazadha, no longer associated with out-of-body states of consciousness. Shani furthermore has entered Azlesa .

Guru having advanced into Vrishabha-Krittika no longer so richly supports the nativity, because from Vrishabha, Brihaspati's Parashari drishti reaches only the criticizing, arguing Kuja-Kanya.

(Compare to the drishti of Guru-Azvini upon Chandra-Zukra-Surya-Rahu on the 12-Jan-1917 date of birth)

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Ketu Mahadasha * age birth until age 2.3

12-Jan-1917 Earth-borth in Jabalpur (Jubbulpore) Madhya Pradesha, India * Ketu-Guru bhukti

Janma Sade-Sati Simha Sep-1918 until Nov-1920

Zukra Mahadasha * age 2.3 until age 22.3

Surya Mahadasha * age 22.3 until 28.3

Chandra Mahadasha * age 28.3 until age 38.3

Janma Sade-Sati Simha Jul-1948 until Sept-1950

Mangala Mahadasha * age 38.3 until age 45.3

1955 begins public teaching (age 38) * Mangala-Mangala swabhukti * Mangala strong in shadbala = uttama vidyapathi-5 in bhava-2 yuti Budha, dramatic speech, historical-values topics bhava-2

1959 first World Tour , begin International Meditation Society* Mangala-Budha bhukti; Budha rules-7 +karmesha-10 public visibility, institutional leadership, iconic roles

Rahu Mahadasha * age 45.3 until age 64.3

1962 Global presence, begin internationally recognized teaching worldwide * Rahu-Rahu bhukti, Rahu-1 Uttarazadha yuti Surya-yuti-Zukra

relocates headquarters to global banking center

Janma Sade-Sati Simha Sep-1977 until Nov-1979

Guru Mahadasha * age 64.3 until age 80.3

1990 relocates headquarters to Vlodrop, Netherlands

Shani Mahadasha * age 80.3 until age 90

Janma Sade-Sati Simha Nov-2006 until Sep-2009

05-Feb-2008 * shell-death dementia (age 90)

Distinctive features of the nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * Jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Dhanuzya* Aditya * the unsplit, undivided
  • Surya in bhava-1 * center of identity, brightly embodied vitality, intelligence for competition, focus on appearance, championship entitlements, eye on personality
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious, bright bargainer, entitled to pleasures, radiantly diplomatic, self-reflexively attractiv
  • Surya-yuti-Rahu * confidently opportunistic, bright mesmerizer, entitled to mix and mottle, radiantly risk-rewarding

Surya rules Arudha lagna = dharmasthana = religion, public prayer, professorial preaching

dharmesha-9 Surya-1 = affiliated with public worship, religious activities.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Simha * comforted by creatively radiant, rhythmic confident dramatic display
  • Chandra in Magha * comforted by dramatic, wandering observance * protectors of three-fires ceremony, glorious visions, unlimited magic
  • Chandra in classroom-9 * comfort in the paradigm of belief, familiar with doctrine, routine patronage, soothed by humanistic perspective, globalism; undulating understanding

Chandra in Magha = shakti to leave the body at will * comforted by dramatic, wandering observance * protectors of three-fires ceremony, glorious visions, unlimited magic

Chandra-9 Magha = a high magus, magister, master of the shakti to consciously come and go from the body at will.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Maraka-Draco * uttama * vigorous pursuit of social order * proactive regulation * push toward lawful structure
  • Mangala in bhava-2 * drive toward values lineage, pursuit of treasuries, energized face-speech-song, aggressive family hoarding, vigorous capitalization-banking, storage, assets, conservation, family dynamics, acquisitive conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * energized communication, dynamic reporting, masculine force joins messaging signal, potential for aggressive gestures, speech, and writing

uttama-Mangala in bhava-2 very strong for wealth accumulation. dynamic physical energy directed toward traditional historical lineage knowledge via speech, song, oral histories. Kuja-yuti-Budha, direct and dynamic delivery of instructions, descriptions, explanations, arguments.

uttama- Mangala = the classic captains of industry * in this case the industry of education in historical values (2)

His meditation skills training business created a new delivery channel for the proliferation of meditation and lifestyle information as a commercial product. (For those who assert that 'consumerism' is the religion of the future, this new transmission method may be the harbinger of interesting future developments. )

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Makara-Draco * bureaucratic communications, articulation of lawfully orderly process, messages about governance and regulations
  • Budha in bhava-2 * narrative of values, natural resources * narrative of speech-song, eyes-face, values, history, stories, storage, describer of family lineage ,explainer of treasuries, delivers instructions for preservation of natural resources
  • Budha-yuti-Mangala * articulation of forward action, message of innovation and forward movement, outspoken, talkative brother

Budha rules 10th navamsha + uttama-Mangala = a direct and socially regular, corporate-style trainer . In Makara, Budha disfavors unnecessary speech, but a special talent is given for delivering instructions as "rules " (Makara). Quick grasp of social structures and public conventions.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka


  • Guru-Meza * much pioneering innovation, many competitions, pioneering beliefs, doctrine of conquest
  • Guru in bhava-5 * much creativity, many intelligences, many entitlements, numerous games, much speculation, many performances, extensive self-glorification
  • Guru-yuti-Surya pitri-karaka * multiple father-figures, abundant confidence, much radiance, much humanistic political philosophy-policy, large-scale dramatic radiance
  • Guru-yuti-Rahu mizra-karaka * multiple mix-master figures, abundant opportunity for ambitions, seeks promotional advantage via globalist philosophy, large privileges

Guru rules Karakamsha = Dhanuzya lagna = personality integrity, charismatic self-image associated with higher wisdom teaching, religious culture, universities, global viewpoint

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Dhanuzya * appreciation of humanistic belief, pleasures of theory, dogmatic arrangements, enjoys indoctrination, aesthetic of philosophical worldview
  • Zukra-1 * pleasure of handsome embodiment; graciously feminine qualities of the appearance, enjoys athletic, vigorous physical equity, appreciation of new birth * identified with partnership
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * gracious brightness, radiant beauty, self-reflexive bargaining, sweetly confident entitlements, enjoys politics, negotiating father-figure, intelligently focused on trades, arrangements, contracts
  • Zukra-yuti-Rahu * gracious opportunism, amplified beauty, sweetly ambitious desire, risk-rewarding contracts

Dhanayoga Treasury

Vriddhipathi-11= Zukra- 1 = 3rd from swakshetra = self-made earnings.

vidyapathi-5 Mangala in 2; dharmesha-9 Surya in 1; Vriddhipathi-11 Zukra in 1 = significant dhana yoga pattern.

  • According to, "The reported value of the Maharishi's organization has ranged from the millions to billions of U.S. dollars and in 2008, the organization placed the value of their United States assets at about $300 million."

Vriddhipathi-11 Zukra in bhava-1 yuti Rahu = marketplace (11) ambitions.. Vriddhipathi-11 economic systems = Zukra (harmony) yuti Rahu (exotic) + Surya (bright center). Zukra + Surya = bitter enemies; Rahu Eclipser + Surya Shiner also = bitter enemies. It is an internal challenge to reconcile the personality elements in this lagna however external Rahu + Zukra + Surya is an attractive, pleasant, exotic, and fascinating character.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Karkata * old routines, old defenses, pressured stomach, imposed protection, proletarian cultural roots, must shelter with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-8 * must transform the old order, regenerate while maintaining the system; cautious, conventional discoveries; tense transformations, fear of emergencies, chronic trauma patterns; hidden features of sexual-reproduction; heavy pressure against free pursuit of mysteries

dhanapati-2 + bhratrupathi-3 in 8 = assets hidden from government (Shani) taxation; bhratrupathi-3 indicates that much of the hidden wealth is self-earned in commercial business, via delivery of instruction or sales of product.

Shani in bhava-8 grants longevity, age with disciplined austerity = died of old age at age 90 =

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

  • Rahu-Dhanuzya *craving for philosophical principle, theory, higher truth * mask of global humanistic belief * fascinated by doctrine, catechism * * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) generosity, patronage, fatherliness
  • Rahu in bhava-1 passion for vitality * in swabhava of Competitive Kuja, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous, exotic, or mesmerizing physical visage extraordinary athletic movement, Craves an identity of exceptional appearance, exhilarating energy, championship. Seeks social mobility via vital, dynamic muscularity. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious conditions of Earth-birthh. A fascinating figure * a remarkable individual. May become a focus of a cult of personality.
  • Surya-yuti-Rahu * amplified ambition, magnified confidence, exotic creativity, tricky drama, opportunistic father, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of political genius
  • Zukra-yuti-Rahu * amplified attractions, magnified beauty. exotic art-music, tricky arrangements, opportunistic feminine-figures, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of luxuriously lovely pleasures

Surya-yuti-Rahu * amplified ambition, magnified confidence, exotic creativity, tricky drama, opportunistic father, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of political genius

Rahu in lagna in each of the 16 Parashari varga.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Mithunaya * dissociates from conversations, incomplete message, empty instructions, dissolute signals, not limited by commerce, ignores restriction on communication
  • Ketu in classroom-7 * ambivalent toward promises and agreements, absentee spouse, disregards contractual loyalties, disinterested in negotiations, wanders from the covenant, dissolves the alliances, irrelevance of terms of partnership

Ketu-7 taking drishti of Zukra + Surya contributes to nebulous, cloud-covered, incoherent, socially disconnected style of sexual coupling. The sexual behavior is inconsistent, unfocused and disregards social conventions. yuvatipathi-7 in 8th from 7 suggests the transformation of the married energies into business pursuits (Mangala-Budha in 2).


Mahesh Yogi with My Sweet Lord 1943-2001 Beatle George Harrison (left) and Imagine 1940-1980 Beatle John Lennon (right), late 1960's


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