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novelist, comic-book writer, cinema scriptwriter

specialist of horror-fiction genre

environmentalist, philanthropist

Stephen King

Earthbody-Entry Sunday-21-Sept-1947


horror-fiction novelist, scriptwriter, environmentalist * 1947- * Stephen King

birth data from: * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Uttaraphalguni * Aryaman

BPL commentary

For Uttaraphalguni natives, 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 provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Denebola.

Uttara-phalguni gentlemen are famously hot-headed. Simha pada-1 = radiant confidence, flamboyance, and remarkable intelligence. While much depends upon the characteristics of Surya, the Falgun birth of masculine valence favors dramatic displays of royalty, celebrity, and entitlement.

Kanya pada 2-3-4 = equally smart and authoritative, but more focused upon personal enclosure and distant lands, often wielding power from a private, sanctuary, or secluded location.

Although Shil Ponde's description often fits the Kanya pada 2-3-4 of Uttaraphalguni, the Simha pada-1 is rarely rough or ungrateful. Still, they can be impatient with others who are less confident or less intelligent.

Themes of political power, radiant confidence, and bright celebrity drama may contextualize Utthram's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Uttaraphalguni

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 83

"a proud and arrogant disposition,

  • with a tendency to ride roughshod over other peoples' opinions.

Uttara natives are extremely intelligent

but because of their inordinate pride,

  • they accept favors ungraciously even when in need

and are ungrateful to those from whom they receive these favors."

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha


Budha Mahadasha * age birth until age 5

21-Sept-1947 Earth-birth in Portland, Maine, USA * Budha-Rahu bhukti

1949 father suddenly abandons the family * Budha-Shani chidradasha

Ketu Mahadasha * age 5 until age 12

The fatherless, impoverished family moves to multiple homes in several states

Zukra Mahadasha * age 12 until age 32

1970 BA English U of Maine * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 4-diploma

01-June-1970 celebrated the birth of child-1 Naomi * Zukra-Guru bhukti

02-Jan-1971 Marriage to author Tabitha Spruce * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules Meena swamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Kumbha-Simha * contact navamsha Chandra-Kumbha

1971 begins teaching high school * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 4-schoolteaching

Apr-1973 first novel Carrie accepted for national publication. Earnings begin and Carrie is critically noted as a significant text in the horror genre.* Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani-3 rules 5 = 3rd-from-3rd

28-Dec-1973 grieved the death of his mother, inducing a lengthy era of substance abuse * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 2nd-from-4th ++ nichha-Kuja-yuti-Shani rogesha rules 6-addictions

1977 published The Shining * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha publications

Surya Mahadasha * age 32 until age 38

07-Nov-1980 grieved the decease of father * Surya-Mangala bhukti * Kuja rules 2nd-from-Surya

1981 following the publication of novel Cujo, King's family staged an intervention against his drug and alcohol addictions * Surya-Rahu bhukti

Janma Sade-Sati Vrischika Dec-1984 until Dec-1987

Era of struggle to achieve sobriety, successful * Sade-Sati

Chandra Mahadasha * age 38 until age 48

Mangala Mahadasha * age 48 until age 55

19-Jun-1999 * Severe injuries including multiple shattered bones requiring numerous surgeries, after a road accident in which King, a pedestrian, was hit by a vehicle in which a loose dog had distracted the driver. Severe injuries following pedestrian road accident * Mangala-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 6-injury

Rahu Mahadasha * age 55 until age 73

Janma Sade-Sati Vrischika Nov-2014 until Jan-2017

Guru Mahadasha * age 73 until age 89

Prominent Features of the Nativity


Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Kanya * Poshanya * Pushna * the nourisher
  • 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-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive, entitled to discuss, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious, bright bargainer, creatively intelligent sister-figures, entitled to pleasures, radiantly diplomatic, self-reflexively attractive


Dad was a merchant seaman. As King tells the tale, his dad abandoned the family by casually walking out the door on the pretext of going to the store. He never returned. Budha-Shani chidradasha


Surya rules 10th-from-Chandra

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka


  • Chandra in classroom-3  * comfort in cohort, familiar with communication, repetitive conversations, needs to feel the repeating pulse of daily chat, sheltered parlor, soothed by siblings, intuitive information delivery, settled into the rhythm of writing and commerce, routine messaging; emotionally attuned to the younger sibling, undulating signals
  • Chandra-Vrizchika * nichha * comforted by rhythmic penetration of mystery
  • Chandra in Jyeztha-Kita * comforted by competitive signals * protector of soothing prophetic messages, narrative of cultural pioneering, familiar face of direct announcements
  • Somana-yuti-Guru * Emotionally effusive, needs to expand, sensitive to guidance figures, sheltered by doctrine, soothed by fertility, feels like a teacher-preacher
  • Somana-yuti-Ketu * Emotionally scattered, sensitive to disoriented figures, indifferent to local customs, disengaged mother, soothed by disintegration, dissolves the comforting routines, needs to wander, feels like a pilgrim
  • Chandra-3 kahala-parivartamsha Kuja-11


MARRIAGE partnership support expectations

7th-from-Chandra-3 = bhava-9 lifepartner = muse

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Karkata * nichha * * vigorous pursuit of security * proactive nourishment, settling, roots * push toward land ownership * champion of local, ethnic, land-based cultures
  • Mangala in bhava-11 * drive toward connectivity, pursuit of earnings, , marketplace dynamics, invasive networking, energized scientific systems, economic conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Shani * repressed movements, energized rules, dynamic structuring, masculine force joins disciplined regulation, potential for aggressive or punitive reactions to change , potential for aggressive or punitive reactions to change
  • Chandra-3 kahala-parivartamsha Kuja-11

Kuja rulers 10th dazamamsha

Drug and alcohol addictions + recovery

  • King has written extensively of his recovery from severe substance addictions, including but not limited to abuse of alcohol and cocaine. nichha-Zukra = karaka for addictions involves Surya = father

  • However more potently, nichha-Kuja rules 6th-from-Chandra. King achieved sobriety in the late 1980's.

  • nichha-Mangala-11 rules 6th-from-Chandra also suggests both the capacity for emotionally aggressive addictive behaviors. However Mangala-yuti-Shani-rogesha ++ Kuja drishti into bhava-6 would predict that he would apply self-discipline to the addiction and in so doing gain a mature perspective.

Chandra-3 kahala-parivartamsha Kuja-11 Mr. King is a world master of large-scale distribution (11), parlaying his writings (3) into millions of popular books and films. Also uchha-Rahu-9 for uber-gain.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


  • Budha-Kanya * uttama * moolatrikona * ministering service communications, articulation of logical arguments, detailed pronouncements, messages about accuracy and error
  • Budha in bhava-1 * digbala * narrative of body, bifurcated self-image, discusses physical appearance, describer of embodiment, explainer of tangible self, delivers instructions for self-characterization, articulation of communicative movement, animated gestures, talks about personality, details the two-sided identity
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of radiant authority, message of willpower and charisma, confidently talkative father, talkative father
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements * affinity for diplomatic, parity-seeking roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of balanced arrangements, articulation of equity in agreements, message of justice and fairly bargained contracts; songwriting , chatty partners, talkative sister-cousin-cohort, lyricist , talkative sister-cousin-cohort, lyricist

Budha rules Arudha lagna = Bhava-10 Mithunaya publications

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Vrizchika * much mystery, many sudden discoveries, believes in healing, many masks, hidden doctrine, transformative guidance, expands the scope of secret undertakings, multiple initiations
  • Guru in bhava-3 * many messages, much commerce, many photographs, many publications, many sibling-cousins, much publication, many tours, frequent business trips, many sales, numerous discussions, much cohort interaction, extensive communications
  • Guru-yuti-Chandra matri-karaka * multiple mother-figures, much expansion of folkways, much humanistic cultural philosophy, large sheltering settlements, large sheltering settlements
  • Guru-yuti-Ketu upeksha-karaka * multiple disregarder-disperser figures, many disconnections, much surrender, abandons the humanistic perspective, large vacuums, abandons the humanistic perspective, large vacuums

Guru rules 10th navamsha

Guru rules Meena swamsha

Mr. King enjoys a notably large physical body. A big and tall man (as Americans say) his height at 6-foot-4-inches and an at-times heavyweight physique is indicated via Chandra-yuti-Guru, where expanding Brihaspati casts drishti upon uttama-Rahu-9

Guru-yuti-Chandra in writing bhava-3 = many publications

Guru-yuti-Ketu eccentric subject mattere

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Kanya * nichha * appreciation of service -or- victimization, pleasures of medication, enjoys humility, aesthetic of remedies for injustice
  • Zukra-1 * pleasure of handsome embodiment; graciously feminine qualities of the appearance, enjoys athletic style of balancing, vigorous physical adjustments, appreciation of new birth * identified with beauty, equity, and fairness
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama, appreciation for political display, theatrical negotiations, self-focused arrangements, radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining, sweetly confident entitlements, enjoys politics, negotiating father-figure, intelligently focused on trades, arrangements, contracts * arrangements according to father's choice or self-will
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * sweetened messages, gracious explanations, singing and songwriting, articulate negotiations, sibling-cohort communicative arrangements, youthful beauty, sibling-cohort communicative arrangements, youthful beauty

Meeting spouse environment

Green Mile 1947- horror-fiction Stephen King met his wife Tabitha Spruce King when the two were college student-workers doing book-cataloguing (2) in the college library.(Zukra rules 2-libraries + 9-university)

Character of feminine lifepartner

Zukra-1 nichhamsha in D-1 but also uttama-Zukra-1 = D-9. Service oriented wife who is also musical, artistic, and the source of blessing for the family. Before his writing became profitable, Mrs. King (an author herself) worked in service jobs to support their family, providing her gifted husband with the freedom to write.

Zukra provides the pillar of the lifestyle. The couple have remained married throughout the vicissitudes of poverty and wealth, brilliant fame and severe injury, raising a family, addiction and recovery, youth and old age.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Karkata * old routines, old defenses, pressured stomach, imposed protection, proletarian cultural roots, elder caretakers, must nourish and shelter with scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-11 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious goals.  One must connect, must earn with hard effort. Cautious, conventional marketplace linkage; tense and limited gainfulness, chronic pressure to produce revenues; heavy legacy pressure against freely chosen associations, Resistance to new friends. Resentment toward changes in economic systems. Intolerance toward unconventional earnings..Wage-earner's fatigue.. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as economist, community organizer, salary-worker, paymaster.
  • Shani-yuti-Mangala * resistance against vital birth, limited progress, physical discipline, constrained movement, regulated competition

Shani in 9th-from Chandra indicates an identity-supporting relationship with the maternal grandfather.

Shani rules Karakamsha bhava-6 crime

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

  • Rahu-Vrizabha * uttama * craving for preserved collections, treasure-hoards * mask of historic conservatism; fascinated by banking, hoarding * seeks special importance via accrued values, via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) stored acquisitions
  • Rahu in bhava-9 * passion for philosophy, preaching * in swabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual doctrine, theory, dharma, worldview. Rahu-9 desires a thrilling, important guidance role in catechesis, principled discourses of abstract ideas, ideology, philosophy, indoctrination. Extraordinary father-figure, ambitious professors and holy teachers. Thrives in culturally-mixed preaching environments, university, temple, sangha, congregation. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a charitable philanthropist, a wisdom-purveyor, a proselyte of principled understanding, a guru-figure, a philosopher, or a globalist humanitarian. Rahu-9 trespasses the cultural boundaries of patronage, fatherhood, paradigm of belief. Exciting, opportunistic third marriage (if any).

uttama-Rahu resides in 11th-from-11th = economic revenues

Mr. King = vocal in state and local politics. He owns a radio station = Rahu drishti to Guru-yuti-Chandra ++ Rahu drishti to Guru-yuti-Ketu

Expresses a liberal progressive environmentalist philosophy (Rahu-9 philosophy). A local grassroots initiative (Chandra) to encourage Stephen King to run for governor of Maine was developed in 2014 during his Rahu-Ketu period, but he declined the opportunity (Ketu).

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Vrizchika * uttama * dissociates from hidden empowerments, incomplete discovery, empty secrets, dissolute penetrations, not limited by catastrophic change, ignores restriction on initiations, applies exploratory initiative to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-3 * absentee sibling, off-topic communications, disinterested in daily discourse, dissolved messaging boundaries, disregards conventional discussions, eccentric or esoteric modes of writing, irrelevance of the mental narrative. One abandons the management tasks, dismisses the standard explanations, walks away from the usual descriptions.
  • Chandra-yuti-Ketu * surrendered sensitivity, empty feelings, unsustainable comfort, disconnected mother, ambivalent toward cultural routines, apathetic parenting, emotional disengagement, disinterested parenting
  • Ketu-yuti-Guru * surrendered abundance, empty expansions, numerous removals, disconnected teachers, unsustainable doctrine, apathetic diversity, disbelief, dissolution of dogma, dissolution of dogma

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