Prominent Features of the Nativity
- Chandra enjoys
yoga with Yogakaraka L-5+L-10 Mangala
- uchcha Rahu in bhava-11 = material
Shani in lagna
= lord of
Arudha lagna = yuti
Chandra in creative bhava-5 (and involved in the splendid
parivartamsha + yogakaraka Mangala)
lord of 10th navamsha + lord of the navamsha + in swakshetra-3 + L-11
Shukra lord of the uchcha wealth-bringer Rahu
Pushkara Navamsha = 2nd
pada of Pushyami
||A remarkable collection of auspicious
Pushkara-pada graha include:
- the radical Pushyami-pada-2 lagna,
L-7 Shani in lagna = spouse defines the native
As the story goes, Mrs. King
worked for many years (Shani) in order to support their family via
her gifted husband with the freedom to write.
L-7 = Shani, a
dedicated, humble, and hard-working spouse who is herself vibrantly
creative (due to Shani's proximity to the
Yogakaraka L-5 Kuja) but
who puts duty before pleasure (an especially great virtue in the
culture of Maine.)
For Karkata lagna it is always
better if the spouse is elder to the native or if the spouse has
qualities of exceptionally dutiful and work-regulated behavior.
L-7 in lagna =
strongly personality-identified with the marriage bond, and
thus less likely to divorce. There is stability and
security, if not always cheerful happiness, during the early years of
Special observations regarding illness,
injury, Addiction, and paternal abandonment
Accidents and Injuries
Severe injuries including 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.
Chandra/Surya period where Surya =
maraka L-2. Surya = the final bhukti of the mahadasha, which might normally indicate
that the maraka empowerment of Surya would succeed in killing the native .
However Chandra = neechcha-bhanga lagnesha, the time is not
ready. Another period of Ravi which also activates L-7 or L-8 Shani will be
Drug and alcohol addiction - King and father too
King has written extensively of his former severe substance
addictions, including but not limited to abuse of alcohol and cocaine.
Neechcha Shukra is a karaka for addictions, and neechcha
Shukra + Ravi suggests that King's family-abandoning father suffered
addictions as well.
King's own navamsha uchcha Shukra suggests that
eventually his wife will get him out of the trap, and indeed the story
goes that King's family at his wife's instigation launched an
'intervention' which ultimately caused him to achieve lifetime sobriety.
Another factor for father abandoning the family is Ketu +
L-9 Guru + L-9th from Chandra, which is the neechcha Chandra itself.
King's father was a merchant seaman is indicated by 9th-from-Chandra =
Mangala/Karkata = work/oceans.
Genius, Intelligence, Performance Art, Creativity
Yogakaraka Mangala is exceptionally auspicious for a distinguished performance of
Genius, in literature, theatre, and politics. The eldest child is
often remarkably gifted as well.
In concert with the parivartamsha between
and lagnesha Chandra, it would be predicted that both
Mahadasha would yield some exceptional results.
| Career Assessment: Story
Writing and Publishing
L-2 for Story-Telling, Historical
Knowledge, Cultural Lineage Values
L-3 for Writing It Down, Publishing,
L-5 for Creative Intelligence and
Traditionally, Jyotisha finds
"clerks and scribes" to have strength in commercial-administrative bhava-3,
while "poets and bards" belong to the domains of history (2) and
Successful writers of
culturally celebrated literature must display strength in all three domains:
2, 3, and 5.
In order for their success to include financial
gain, strength in domains 11 and 9 is also required.
Distinction: technical or non-artistic
A technical or business writer can be
quite successful without much positive contribution from the
"story-telling" bhava-2 or the "authorship" bhava-5.
This class of writers typically do not own their output. However bhava-2
and bhava-5 also should not be damaged if even mundane business writing is to
Uchcha L-3 Budha +
parivartamsha of L-5 Mangala with L-1 Chandra - wow
parivartamsha Chandra = emotionally
engaging scenes and characters
L-3 Budha (manual skill of writing) + L-5 Mangala (creative
intelligence of authorship)
L-11 Shukra (gains of income) + L-3 uchcha Budha (karaka for communications media,
L-8 = "primal fear"
= fear of death, fear of the unknown, terror of the circumstances of
Very complex creativity mechanism
Guru with the Neechcha Chandra plus Ketu is certainly a recipe for
intense literary creativity (5) associated with a soup of addictive and self-destructive
Neechcha Chandra receives correction through parivartamsha
yoga with the Yogakaraka rising Mangala.
Navamsha Chandra is sober
and practical in Makara, but even the navamsha Moon is with Rahu: Mrs.
King is no stranger to strong emotions and exotic behaviors.
However Chandra + Ketu + L-6 Guru does retain several
neechcha qualities even after the material addictions are eradicated.
L-3+L-12 from the Karkata lagna and
Uchcha Kanya Budha receives Parashari drishti of
Rahu the Amplifier and restrictive, punitive
Budha is also lord of the
navamsha lagna and the 10th
navamsha, which places Mr. King in the vocational category of
most successful exponents of the Word: in books,
magazines, scriptwriting, songwriting, video, films ...
including any media that can serve as a "text" by carrying a narrative.
Although in the uchcha state Budha provides a
superior technical capability for writing and sales of written
material, Budha is inauspicious for mental health.
A great imagination (uchcha L-12) and general
chattiness. (King's literary style is conversational, pedestrian, full
of dialog, easy-reader, not pedantic.)
Budha's combined role as L-3 (sales) from lagna and
L-11 (income) from Chandra suggests significant profits from writing
and media production such as films.
Despite Budha's mental powers, the Kumara = not a weak benefic, since Kumara rules no
trine from either Karkata lagna nor from Vrischika Chandra, and thus
an emerald is not recommended..
- Abandonment by father L-9 Guru + Ketu + neechcha Chandra. As the story goes, when
Stephen King was only 2 years old, his father, a door-to-door salesman
for Electrolux Vacuum Cleaners, "stepped out" to buy a pack of
cigarettes...and never returned. Stephen King hasn't seen his father
Ketu in bhava-5 = effect of
Lord Mangala is very strong in lagna, trine
Ketu becomes a weak benefic.
periods of Ketu = tremendous creativity of a
notably unorthodox nature, along with extraordinary spiritual
7 and 12 f rom Karkata lagna; 6 and 11
Shukra in 3 =meets marriage partner in a
narrative-media setting such as a library, computer lab, business
meeting, administrative, commercial, or teamwork setting. Mr. King met
his wife Tabitha King when the two were college students doing
book-cataloguing administrative work in the college library.
Neechcha Kanya Shukra receives Parashari drishti of Parashari drishti of
Rahu the Amplifier and restrictive, punitive
Problematic Shukra unfolds the potential for
substance abuse, relationship failure, and much trouble with women in
Proximity to the uchcha Budha grants a wife who is
extremely articulate and well-organized mentally.
First Marriage and alliance contract is subject to
re-negotiation, exacerbated by a very strong
Kuja Dosha from the
Yogakaraka Kuja in lagna.
It was reported that during a difficult life
period King became addicted to cocaine and various prescription
medications, cigarettes, and alcohol (neechcha Shukra). His wife
staged an intervention, causing a renegotiation of the marriage.
It succeeded after significant lifestyle change.
splendid wife due to uchcha Shukra in
Female partners are problematic - causing loss of
identity (12) and overt hostility due to broken promises (6) during
periods of Chandra.
Marriage is however much helped by the uchcha
Shukra in 7th navamsha; the wife is beautiful, gifted, patient, and
helps to develop wealth.
Shukra rules no auspicious houses. Shukra is not a weak benefic and should not be
strengthened by a gemstone.
L-2 from Karkata
lagna and L-10 from Vrischika-Chandra.
Kanya Ravi accepts
graha drishti of
Rahu the Amplifier and restrictive, punitive
Naturally a communicative, commercial (3) character with
argumentative tastes (Kanya). Signifies sales or
business-administrative nature of one's own Father and the native becomes a
salesman or information organizer oneself.
For career and
public-recognition purposes, Surya = auspicious lord of 10th-from-Chandra.
the native will experience fame and good reputation during periods of
Lagnesha Vrischika Chandra
L-1 Chandra exchange with L-5+L-10 Mangala.
Many beneficial results including a variety of
Chandra-Mangala yoga, bizarre but highly entertaining (5)
literature, success in performance arts (films), and a
remarkably well-known personality despite his fundamentally
Karkata lagna and L-9 from Vrischika-Chandra.
yoga of L-1 neechcha Vrischika- Chandra with
L-5 with the L-1
is exceptionally fortunate.
Soma yuti Guru yuti Ketu. Incoming Parashari
Chandra occupies bhava-5. Lagnesha
Jyestha-Chandra in 5 is a
the native is emotionally volatile. Periods of
tremendous creative vitality (parivartamsha 1-5 and Chandra-Mangala)
will alternate with periods of sulking withdrawal caused by Ketu.
During periods of Ketu and periods of Chandra, childhood trauma as
well as the overall fascination with bizarre
human psychology will interrupt the general happiness of
relations with children.
first child in particular has a peculiar,
but gifted, character.
Chandra-Mangala yoga for
material wealth is implied by the parivartamsha yoga. Chandra-Mangala
yoga is exceptionally powerful in houses 1, 2, 5, 9, or 11.
In this nativity, it manifests in putra-tula bhava, indicating great wealth.
Soma is very strong as lagnesha and L-9 from Chandra, while
Soma is additionally strengthened via the parivartamsha yoga
periods of Chandra = exceptional results of fame,
genius, and remarkable children -- nevertheless Chandra has no
weakness that a gem would correct.
Pearls will not hurt the native in any way;
but it makes much more sense to wear the gems such as munga and
"pukhraj" which can be put to work correcting small
irregularities in the native 's energetic balance.
Chandra + L-9 Guru.
- L-2 makara Surya produces a near-death accident.
Yogakaraka L-5 and L-10
from Karkata lagna
competitive, dominating, creative Mangala
receives incoming Parashari from generous Guru . the native is blessed
in body (lagna) and mind (Kuja = lord of parivartamsha-Chandra).
Lord Guru yuti
Chandra; the benefits of parivartamsha thus encompass the combined
portfolios of Guru, Ketu, Mangala, and Shani.
Mangala becomes a weak benefic (weakness via L-10
and L-6 from Chandra). Flawless
Red Coral may assist in increasing the consciousness needed
to manage the L-6 from Chandra (marital distrust) and also in handling
the stress inherent in becoming a well-known personage (L-10 from
Ketu in 5 + neechcha Chandra even considering
the huge benefits of the parivartamsha between Chandra + Mangala,
will give an unusual eldest child. In fact, with
this combination, all the kids are talented in wyrd
ways (ways of psychic hearing).
In June 2000 this news item appeared: "Stephen
King's daughter Naomi age 30 wed her 54 year old lesbian partner Thandeka (who
was Naomi's theology professor) in Nashville, Tennessee."
Vrischika = secret sexuality
Retirement announced - retired from novel writing
Mangala/Shani period; Shani = L-8, transformative
change and upheaval
retirement was temporary, as would be expected of
such an announcement issued during L-8
Genuine retirement = L-4 "end of things", or
= L-9 = dissolution
of career (12th-from-10th) or, possibly+ L-12 = dissolution of social
Uchcha Rahu in bhava-11
gives the effect of Shukra.
Exemplary placement for luxurious wealth in
Rahu-related endeavors such as gas-oil-smoke;
terror-horror-murder; illicit gain and fraud.
Rahu uchchamsha in bhava-11 of
gainfulnessthrough marketplace income suggests
the potential for considerable wealth through matters controlled
Again luckily in this nativity, both Ravi and
Shukra pay obeisance to the winner of the "planetary war" in Kanya
rashi, who is uchcha Budha, the writer. Great wealth via Budha.
(Eventually, and after struggle with relationship failure and
Rahu/Rahu period 2006-2024 ,
King's age 58-76, will bring astounding wealth from marketplace
gains of salary, rents, royalties, dividends, and virtually every
various form of income-generating device related to the
continues the effects of
Neechcha Bhanga Mangala
in bhava-11 = self-elevation via social global networking,
earning a high price for one's labor in the marketplace, unusual elder
sibling, many foreign friends, attending very large assembly events,
political activism and association with high earners.
Rahu tend to give favorable social +
financial results in 11, Rahu's natural bhava.
Rahu-11 networks ambitiously among
people of many different cultural persuasions, building large
social change movements and personal profit as well.
L-11 Shukra = neechcha in radix, but Shukra = uchcha in
wife is a tremendous asset in developing the native 's earning
Shukra's capacity for earnings is also revitalized by
proximity to the L-2 Surya and the L-3 uchcha Budha.
L-2 Surya + L-11
Shukra = a major dhana yoga.
lagna = bhava-9 Meena = teaching, wisdom philosophy
lord of Arudha lagna Guru yuti lagnesha Chandra yuti Ketu =
extraordinary but peculiar creativity
6 and 9
Karkata lagna; 2 and 5
Guru yuti Chandra yuti Ketu;
Guru accepts incoming drishti of Rahu.
Guru becomes a weak benefic as the lord of
two fortunate houses (9 and 5) and also two non-trinal houses (6 and
Ari bhava is notably ungracious or "uneasy" and
dhana bhava is a house of spousal secrecy, sometimes divorce, and
remarriage when indicated. Therefore 2 and 6 are not easy in human
life. Nevertheless 2 and 6 are both artha bhava and both materially
fortunate giving acquisition through effort.
Guru experiences severe weakness as lord of 6 and
proximity to separative Ketu, and thus He qualifies as a significantly weakened
benefic, for whom gem strengthening with the
is clearly advantageous.
significator of the soul = L-8 Shani in lagna
Karakamsha= activity for which one is best known.
Because Shani occupies swakshetra in navamsha (a very strong placement)
Shani also = lord of the karakamsha within all of the
Mr. King, karakamsha bhava-8 = occult, forbidden, terror, psychological
motives and other unseen agency which suddenly "erupts" into awareness,
upheavals, sudden-forced changes, disasters, secrets, hidden
things, fear (Shani) of the unknown. Mr. King writes "horror
L-7+L- 8 from
Karkata lagna; L-3 + L-4 from Vrischika-Chandra; and L-5/
L-6 in navamsha.
Shani accepts incoming Parashari from expansive and generous Guru
Being forced to try to contain (Shani) the constant
upheavals of bhava-8 while residing in the personality-defining and
emotionally sensitive Karkata lagna = a very difficult position for
the lawful and orderly Shani.
After many frustrating conflicts between one's
karmic obligation to handle matters of secret dealings, constant
cycles of death and rebirth, and other phenomena of human existence
which are naturally beyond the control of human law (Shani), the native may become
cranky, pessimistic and prone to nervous
Luckily, in Mr. King's nativity, the
Kuja-Chandra pair will regenerate his life force
periodically and he does have access to a wellspring of
vitality between bouts of sullen depression.
Shani is not a weak benefic because He does not
rule any trinal house As counted from either Karkata
nor from Vrischika Chandra. Gem-strengthening is not recommended.
L-7 Shani +
Yogakaraka Mangala = in
lagna = tremendously hard worker, strongly
identified with his married status.
Mr. King's first child was born in
1970 (Vimshottari period of Shukra + L-5 Mangala). He married the child's mother in 1971
(Shukra/Rahu); and has remained married throughout the vicissitudes of
fame and fortune, addiction and recovery, youth and old age.
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