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fiction writer, script-writer

Author of the Harry Potter novels *

J. K. Rowling

a.k.a. Mrs. Joanne Murray

Earthbody-Entry Saturday-31-July-1965


Harry Potter novelist, cinematic scriptwriter * 1965- _____ * Joanne "J.K." Rowling

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

Ms. Rowling's stated birth date = 31-July-1965 at Chipping Sodbury Hospital in Yate, Gloucestershire, near Bristol, England

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Dhaniztha * Vasu

BPL commentary:

For Dhaniztha natives, the condition of pioneering, direct, yang-energy, forward-pushing bhratru-karaka Mangala considerably affects the outcome.

Brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, dancers, champions, challengers, inventors, explorers, dis-coverers, engineers, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pursuers, and competitions and battles may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance from the civilizations of Delphinus

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 100

"This is a talkative and interesting person,

  • particularly successful in lecturing and debating .

She is capable of writing mystic novels

  • and is good at story telling .

She will be happy in domestic life.

She loves nice dresses ,

  • especially blue, pink, and purple,

  • and likes curios and antiques. "

Biographical Details matched to Vimshottari Dasha



Surya Mahadasha * age birth until age 3.5

31-July-1965 Earth-birth * Surya-Guru period * Guru atmakaraka rules 3-12

Chandra Mahadasha * age 3.5 until age 13.5

Mangala Mahadasha * age 13.5 until age 20.5

Rahu Mahadasha * * age 20.5 until age 38.5

1986 diploma Exeter University College (classics) * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

30-Dec-1990 grieved the decease of mother * Rahu-Guru period * Guru rules matrimaraka 7th-from-Chandra

1992 first pregnancy (miscarried) * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules 5-6 from Chandra

16-Oct-1992 * Marriage -1 * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules navamsha-7 * samchara Rahu-Ketu Dhanushya-Mithuna * contact navamsha R-K

27-July-1993 * first live child * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules 5th-from-Chandra * gochara R-K Vrischika-Vrishabha contact radical R-K

17-Nov-1993 * divorce-1and return to Edinburgh to join her sister * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules and occupies 6th-from-Chandra

1994 diagnosed with clinical depression * Rahu-Budha period * Budha rules 6-illness (mental due to mercurial Budha)

1995 submitted manuscripts for the first Harry Potter book to 12 publishers, receiving 12 rejections * Rahu-Budha period * Budha rules 6-betrayal, dissolution of contracts (mental due to mercurial Budha)

26-June-1997 publication of the first Harry Potter book "The Philosopher's Stone" * Rahu-Ketu period * Ketu co-ruler of Vrizchika gives effect of labhapathi-11-Kuja, producing economic gains and achievement of goals

02 July 1998 * publication of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra rules 10th navamsha

0 8 July 1999 * publication of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra rules 10th navamsha

08 July 2000 * publication of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra dharmesha-9 higher knowledge, extraordinary fortune

2001 purchase of a historic 19th century estate * Rahu-Chandra period * Chandra rules 4th-from-4th landed properties

26-Dec-2001 * Marriage -2 * Rahu-Chandra period * Chandra yuvatipathi * gochara R-K Mithuna-Dhanushya * contact navamsha R-K

21 June 2003 * publication of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix * Rahu-Mangala period * Mangala rules-11 occupies 11th-from-11th high gainfulness

Guru Mahadasha * age 38.5 until age 54.5

16 July 2005 * publication of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules-3 occupies 3rd-from-3rd expands publications

21 July 2007 * publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows * Guru-Shani period * Shani lagnesha rules 5th-from-Chandra

spring 2008 speaker at Harvard University College commencement ceremony * Guru-Shani period * Shani lagnesha rules 5th-from-Chandra celebrity

20 October 2015 * publication of Career of Evil (as Robert Galbraith) * Guru-Chandra period * Chandra rules-7 occupies-9 suggesting contracts based on global reputation

Shani Mahadasha * age 54.5 until age 73.5

Budha Mahadasha * age 73.5 until age 90.5

Ketu Mahadasha

Distinctive features of the nativity



Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Karkata * Bhanu * ray of light
  • Surya in bhava-7 * center of agreements, brightly negotiating, focus on trade , intelligence for equity, peer entitlements, eye on contractual relationships


Surya in bhava-7 ruler-of-8 representing the father. It would be expected that the combination of randhresha-Surya along with Mangala-8 would produce considerable conflict with the father. The mistrust occurs due to his secret activities (8) and his self-righteous criticism (Mangala-Kanya-9) however Surya-7 casts drishti upon the Makara lagna ensuring that the father is a significant influence upon the personality development.

Surya-7 generally indicates a self-reflexive first spouse who demands the center of attention.

Ruler of 7 in 9 shows the global humanism and travel characteristics of the first marriage.

Ruler of 9 Budha residing in 8 poses difficulties of non-transparency for the father. Also dharmesha-Budha rules 6, signifying the father's military occupation.

Similarly Surya-7 randhresha in the yuvatipathi poses challenges of non-transparency for the first marriage.

Chandra * matrikaraka

  • Chandra in classroom-9 * comfort in doctrine, philosophy, globalism
  • Chandra-Kanya * comforted by rhythmic remedial service
  • Chandra in Uttaraphalguni * Aryamna * comforted by dramatic, radiant centrality * protectors of celebrity entitlement, political theatre, glittering creativity
  • Somana-yuti-Kuja
  • Chandra maraka rules-7

6th-from-Chandra = mother's health. Shani-Kumbha here indicates the restriction, pinching, attenuation, rigidity, and seize of the fibers in her mother's diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. Also Mangala rules 4 (mother) occupies 6th-from-4th with maraka Chandra. Personally, Ms. Rowling has recounted that the project of raising her first child presented electro-magnetic emotional and financial challenges (4 parenting).

After the untimely decease of her mother, Ms. Rowling reports that she bonded deeply with her younger sister. The two women have lived nearby ever since. Ruler of the emotionally motivated communicative cohort instructive descriptive team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra is Kuja and Somana-yuti-Kuja which continues the bond with the mother via the bond with the sister.

Chandra schoolteaching

In her pre-literary career, Ms. Rowling was a secondary schoolteacher specializing in foreign languages * The fantasy environment of her literary works is a school Chandra rules 4th-from-4th. The fantasy school is an academy for higher knowledge (Chandra-9).

6th-from-Chandra also = bhava-2 family genetics, family lineage, family of origin.

Chandra rules the emotionally motivated community-linking, gainful, friendly, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra while Chandra is engaged in the famed treasury yoga Somana-yuti-Kuja while Kuja rules-11. Outcome of the Chandra-Kuja factors suggests Chandra's extraordinary role in establishing professional contracts (Chandra rules-7) generating marketplace income

Marriage factors

7th-from-Chandra-9 suggests a spouse who is a presenter, announcer, writer, reporter, publisher, messenger, evangelist, or other engagement with media-messaging. Her first lifepartner worked as a television announcer. His exotic (relative to her) characteristics are indicated by Guru ruler of 7th-from-3 yuti the uttama-Rahu-5.

Divorce-1 may be partly profiled via 6th-from-7th-from-Chandra = bhava-8. Conditions of transformation required via bhava-8 are complex due to Budha-Zukra suggesting many reiterative (Budha) attempts to communicate and reestablish harmony (Zukra). enter no-contact status and to experience immediate realistic awareness of the gravity of the situation.

Significant Kuja Dosha upon 7th-from-Chandra impacts the first marriage. No Kuja impact on second marriage..

The second marriage 2nd-from-Chandra matches bhava-10 public professional roles. Spouse-2 would have an established profession-10 (physician, anesthesiologist) .

Second lifepartnership as a social presentation is represented by bhava-2 containing Shani, suggesting a time delay between marriage-1 and marriage-2.

Zukra-8 ruler of the emotionally-motivated, traditional, lineage-preverving, acquisitive, historical 2nd-from-Chandra suggests a pleasant and emotionally available but largely camouflaged (8) environment for the second marriage. Zukra- yuti-Budha allows husband-2 to be younger (Budha) and previously married. Budha rules 6 showing physician.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Mangala rules 4-11 * bhava-11 economic earnings, fan clubs, social-participation causes

Ruler of 11 Kuja occupies 11th-from-11th with Chandra, suggesting a very substantial flow (Chandra flow) of economic gains.

Mangala-Kanya is prone to investigation of crimes and aggressive analysis. According to Ms. Rowling's comments, her Mangala Mahadasha age 13-20 was uniquely difficult but, at the same time, she began writing as a psycho-emotional healing (8). Mangala rules the emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra AND 8th-from-8th-from-Chandra. Healing, secrecy, transformation via incisive exploration of matter of 9 including philosophy, doctrine, paradigms of belief, patronage, professorship, father-figures.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Budha rules 11th navamsha Mithunaya writing-and-publishing, contains Rahu which suggests economic gainfulness from Budha-related matters such as publication, evangelism, media work, documentation, and business management inter alia.

Her reading and cinema-going audience numbers in the many millions

Budha-yuti-Zukra in bhava-8 occult shows her grammatical genius for transactional spells and incantations (Budha words)

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Guru rules arudha lagna-3 publication and Guru rules 12-imagination, distant worlds

Guru rules 3 occupies 3rd-from-3rd amplified by uttama-Rahu.Suggests colossal creative ambition and material success in literary celebrity Writing and Publishing

uttama-Rahu breaks political and literary (5) taboo with Guru's inclusivity, generosity, expansiveness

Charity and Breadth of Perspective

Ms. Rowling has been a staunch charitable (Guru) supporter of single parent families (Rahu taboo breaking) and has said publicly that she is proudest of all her life achievements of the time she lived as a single parent.

Marriage for a feminine nativity: Guru and Rahu

Ms. Rowling is twice married, and the mother of three children. Her second husband was also previously married. In the nativity of a wife-figure, two husbands are indicated = Guru-yuti-Rahu.

uttama-Rahu holding the lower degree represents the first one and atmakaraka Guru is the second one. The first marriage may be characterized by impulse or imposteur. The husband may be an ambitious foreigner (relative to one's own cultural roots) due to Rahu's natural opportunism. Typically with this yoga, lifemate-1 hails from far-reign (foreign) = the land of a far-off ruler . Rahu husband-1 = Portuguese journalist, exotic to the native's UK home cultural roots and routines.

Husband-2 suggests a Guru-style philosophical, globally oriented personality and a capacity to manage the extraordinary pressures of children from multiple fathers (Guru multiple and the other father is Rahu exotic) along with great celebrity and treasury (Zukra rules uttama-Rahu-5) which accompany their married life.

Because Rahu-yuti-Guru, impostor Rahu may take the camouflage of Guru, pretending to be an appropriate husband. Yet even though exciting in character and often the catalyst which opens a completely new philosophy of life (Guru) a Rahu-dominated union may be short-lived due to acute cultural differences which lie behind the expedient posturing of Rahu.

The nature of these differences is usually a conflict regarding social roles, propriety, decency, responsibilities, boundaries etc. which are characteristic behaviors of Rahu the rule-breaker . Rahula-influenced marriages may endure a pattern of disrespect for socially conventional principles of parenting, spousal duties, and other tradition-maintaining roles. Often the native will perceive the Rahu-other as irresponsible.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Zukra rules 10th navamsha Vrizabha

Zukra rules the emotionally-motivated, traditional, lineage-preverving, acquisitive, historical 2nd-from-Chandra, suggesting the graceful harmonious way in which husband-2 adapted to being a full-time partner-and-escort (Thula) leaving his previous professional practice in medicine for the new role of plus-one.

Occult glamour, aesthetic of the secret, undisclosed, tantric

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • 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-Kumbha
  • Shani lagnesha rules Makara radical lagna

Shani in bhava-2 * the family of origin and their values lineage are often of a lower vibration than the native. Their habits of speech, song, banking, reckoning history, storytelling and storage may seem fearful or primitive to the native. Their faces, eyes, mouths, teeth or voices may seem darker, bonier, stonier, dimmer, or harsher than the native's. The nuclear family's vibration matches the vibration of the plebiscite which is lower than the native's core consciousness. Its treasuries have a rule-imposing class-structured Shani vibration. General downward social mobility of the family of origin, compared to the previous generation.


The primary karaka of language is Guru, and Brihaspati clearly expands the scope of language to dramatic proportions.

In addition, Swakshetra Shani dhanapathi residing in dhanasthana-2 indicates the natural proclivity for learning and using Older languages (2) She studied classical literature. Some of the wizardly lexicon also appears to derive from the more ancient languages of Britain. (Shani stones.)

6th-from-Chandra contains Shani-Kumbha-2. The predictable backlash to the works of her extraordinarily creative imagination comes from cultural conservatives (Shani). Shani-2 also indicates intractable animosities and chronic genetic health issues which manifest in the skin, nerves, calves.

Shani-Mesha in 9th navamsha may suggest challenges of the brain, particularly in older age.

Shani occupies a 6-8 angle from the critical, incisive, investigative Mangala-Kanya. Ms. Rowling has been involved in long-running feuds with a predatory tabloid press and is outspoken on issues of exploitation and criminal mistreatment of marginalized groups (6).

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

An extraordinarily complex and empowered Rahu. Both 3rd and 3rd-from-3rd are enormously amplified suggesting magnificent expansion of treasury and lineage knowledge (Vrizabhva).

uttama-Rahu's ruler is Zukra-8

Drishti from the super-powered Guru-yuti-Rahu-uttama pair enters bhava-9-11-1.

Harry Potter seven-book series of fantasy fiction began to be published during Rahu Mahadasha and continued to publish during Guru Mahadasha

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu in Bhava-11
  • Ketu-Vrizchika * uttama
  • Ketu occupies the the emotionally motivated communicative cohort instructive descriptive team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra adding an otherworldly quality to her publications

Normally Ketu-11 would suggest a dissolution or dispersal of income. However, this unique configuration of Ketu the co-ruler of Vrizchika residing in swakshetra while producing the results of His ruler Kuja-9 in 11th-from-11th while Kuja is also involved in a Chandra-Mangala-yoga known to indicate considerable material wealth... all adds up to a stunning financial achievement.

The native is hard-working for the pay, as shown via Shani drishti into 11. Ketu-11 is often the patron of lost causes.

Ms. Rowling declares herself to be a shy person, which would indeed be expected with a normal Ketu-11 disinterested in the large-group assembly. Yet the author of the hugely popular Harry Potter book series has countless fans and she often visits with them in large groups. She follows an annual schedule of dozens of public appearances at which she is the fascinating center of attention receiving much glowing praise and applause. Photographs of her image are widely circulated.


Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2017 5:10 AM


Subject: Re: Updated Birth Time of J.K. Rowling

Dear Barbara Pijan,

I came across your page on the birth chart of J. K. Rowling, and thought you might like to know that she has now given her actual birth time as 21:10pm, apparently she announced it on Twitter but I saw the announcement on another astrology site.

Best wishes,



Thanks very much for your kind note. uses public domain information, much of it anecdotal and all of it unconfirmed. Like astrodatabank, it is a hodge-podge of miscellany and not a reliable source of vetted or confirmed birth times. Any data from these websites must be carefully rectified by a competent Jyotishi to ensure accuracy. Birth data from these websites simply cannot be taken at face value.

A moment of critical reading will show that J K Rowling has not "announced" any birth time.

The Twitter feed referenced contains a remark by JKR that her (tropical) ascendant is Aquarius.

A follower of JKR then *speculates * that a birth time which could match the middle portion of tropical Aquarius rising would be 9:10 p.m.

From this misconstrued "fact", an unreliable website has published a speculative birthtime surmised by a Twitter follower of a public figure, and now my inbox shows emails saying "apparently she announced it on Twitter". Oy.

I have rectified her time of birth to 21:22 based on life events.

Wishing you every happiness, healing from sorrow, guidance by inner light, and success in all of life's endeavors,


Barbara Pijan Lama, Jyotisha


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