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Clapton performing in Madison Square Garden, May 2015


Performing Musician

Singer + Songwriter

Cinematic Filmscore writer

addictions recovery spokesperson, fundraiser, and activist

Eric Clapton

a.k.a. Eric Patrick Clapton

Earth-birth Friday-30-Mar-1945





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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Public-Figure Examples

Chitra - Spica

Citthirai - Vismakarma - Azinech - Alaraph - Arista - Dana


For Chitra - Tvastri births of a masculine valence, the condition of kinesthetic, direct, yang-energy, forward-pushing bhratru-karaka Mangala may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Mangala-ruled paradigm of Visvakarma, brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, dancers, champions, challengers, inventors, explorers, dis-coverers, engineers, builders, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pursuers, competitions and battles may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from civilizations of Spica. Their purpose is architectural engineering and crafting of beautiful, functional, and artistic alliances, arrangements, and designsr.

Designs + Arrangements

[Kuja] -ruled Chaitra fellows have a knack for competition. Goal-oriented and kinetic in building, patterning Tvastri, they strive for dominant power in engineering, artisan mechanics, architecture, and applied design arts such as skilled handcraft. As authors, Chaitrika often illustrate their works with fine drawings. Tvastri-born have a natural affinity for tools, engines, driving, building.

Kanya pada 1-2 express Kuja's rulership of 3-writing + 8-mystical transformations, while also displaying the frustrating tension of chatty Budha versus active Kuja. Literary Budha plays a stronger role for pada 1-2, producing scholars and writers who argue about architectonics, engineering design, color values, and mechanics. Pada 1-2 = also skilled in handcraft and may be professors-cum-tradesmen, fine-arts painters, model-builders, or manually gifted musicians.

[Tula - Vanika] pada 3-4 express Kuja's rulership of 2-collections, assets + 7-contractual equity. Shukra's bargaining behavior and financial skills play a stronger role for pada 3-4, who enjoy the mutual attractions of Shukra-Mangala. In music, arts, and engineering, they pursue harmonious arrangements. They often play stringed instruments, and write beautiful songs. Chaitrika pada 3-4 can be found in the design world, in financial negotiations, and in dynamic meditator roles.

Themes of productive touch including artistic design, musical instruments, mechanical engineering, and crafting of dynamic arrangements contextualize Vismakarma's terrestrial experience. Incoming drishti from Kuja can mobilize their progressive, pioneering actions. Also applies to Chandra in Chitra - Spicar.


EC in 2017, age 72

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 84

" Chitra natives are quiet, thoughtful, and profound.

Very slow in movement and of great dignity in bearing and manner.

  • they like to read books on serious and philosophical subjects.

they make good students in their youth.

they are also extremely clever with their hands ,

  • which are strong, supple, and dexterous.

they like to do things or fashion things with their hands

  • and could be sculptors or artists or surgeons."


Eric Clapton 1973 [EC age 28]


Biographical Events matched to Vimshottari dasha bhukti

[Rahu Mahadasha] [age birth until age 14.7]

30-Mar-1945 Earth-birth in Ripley, Surrey, England * Rahu-Guru bhukti * atmakaraka Guru

Nov-1952 until Nov-1955 Janma Sade-Sati via Tula

  • [3 writing, touring, bands, publication, commerce, management, projects]
  • [age 6-9]
  • overlaps Rahu-Ketu bhukti until Rahu-Surya bhukti]

1954 [EC age 9] after his sister Patricia, gone for seven years, returns home to Ripley, EC learns that his sister is actually his mother * Rahu-Shukra bhukti* Shukra rules 2-family genetics Janma Sade-Sati

[Guru Mahadasha ] [age 14.7 until age 30.7 [1960-1976]

1961 [EC age 16] after a year of secondary-level art school, EC is dismissed * Guru-Guru svabhuki * Guru rules 6th-from-Chandra, emotional conflict

1962 [EC age 17] as his musical talent is noticed, EC joins the first of many ensemble bands for regular performances * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 5-creative artistic performance

1970 [EC age 25] spectacular success of EC's enduring classic rock song Layla, recorded with his band-du-jour, Derek and the Dominoes. * Guru-Shukra bhukti* Shukra rules 9-musical fortunes

1973 [EC age 28] following a fierce internal struggle, end of self-medicating heroin use * Guru-Rahu chidradasha + Rahu-Return

[Shani Mahadasha] [age 30.7 until age 49.7]

27-Mar-1979 [EC age 34] consecration of marriage-1-of-4 with fashion model and photographer Patti Boyd * Shani-Budha bhukti * [Budha-yuti-Shukra] ++ gochara R-K Kumbha-Simha contact Simha svamsha

Oct-1982 until Dec-1984 Janma Sade-Sati via Tula

  • [3 writing, touring, bands, publication, commerce, management, projects]
  • [age 36-39]
  • overlaps Shani-Ketu until Shani-Shukra, + Rahu-Return

Jan-1985 [EC age 40] celebrated the birth of child-1 daughter Ruth Kelly Clapton, with Monserrat music recording studio manager, Yvonne Kelly * Shani-Shukra bhukti* Shukra rules 9th-from-Chandra ++ janma Sade-Sati .

15-May-1985 [EC age 40] decease of unknown bio-father, Edward Walter Fryer, via leukemia * Shani-Shukra bhukti * [Budha-yuti-Shukra] Budha rules 7th-from-Surya-Meena ++ dvithya Sade-Sati

1986 [EC age 41] EC suicide attempt by tree-hanging during son in utero, due to fear of fatherhood, reported in Lory del Santo memoire. * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 12-suicide, Fatherhood ++ dvithya Sade-Sati

21-Aug-1986 [EC age 41] celebrated the birth of son Conor Clapton with amour Lory del Santo, a model and popular Italian media figure. * Shani-Surya bhukti [putriki-pati Guru-12 parivartamsha Surya-7] ++ dvithya Sade-Sati

1989 [EC age 44] divorce from alliance-1 with photographer-model Patti Boyd, following a decade of marriage marred by severe intoxication, blatant infidelity, and domestic violence * Shani-Rahu bhukti

20-Mar-1991 [EC age 46] tragic death of son Conor, age 4.5, via 49-story fall while playing, from an unscreened window unexpectedly opened by a building cleaner. EC's song written to commemorate his grief became an enduring popular classic * Shani-Rahu bhukti

[Budha Mahadasha] [age 49.7 until age 66.7]

Apr-1998 [EC age 53] established the Crossroads Centre addictions recovery residence in Antigua. EC continued to manage and fundraise for the operation for the next 25 years. * Budha-Shukra bhukti * [Budha-yuti-Shukra] Budha lagnesha-karmesha rules humanistic 9th-from-Chandra

1998 [EC age 53] at a post-performance soiree, EC meets administrative assistant, Melia McEnery [age 22, b. 01-Feb-1976] who was working at the party. Despite a 31-year age gap and substantial wealth differences, they dated privately. * Budha-Shukra bhukti

Mar-1999 [EC age 54] grieved the decease of mother * Budha-Shukra bhukti [Budha-yuti-Shukra] Shukra rules 12th-from-Chandra

Jun-2001 [EC age 56] daughter 1-of-3 born with Melia McEnery * Budha-Surya bhukti * [putriki-pati Guru-12 parivartamsha Surya-7] ++ Shani-Return

01-Jan-2002 [EC age 57] [partner age 26] consecration of marriage-4-of-4 with Melia McEnery * Budha-Surya bhukti * Surya rules Simha svamsha + gochara R-K Mithuna-Dhanus contact natal R-K

Oct-2009 [EC age 64] gallbladder surgery forces elite performance cancellation * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani rules 6-medical imbalance

[Ketu Mahadasha] [age 66.7 until age 73.7]

Nov-2011 until Nov-2014 Janma Sade-Sati via Tula

  • [3 writing, touring, bands, publication, commerce, management, projects]
  • [age 66-69]

[Shukra Mahadasha] [age 73.7 until age 93.7]

Prominent Features of the Nativity


pitri-karaka [father] jyoti-karaka [light]

[retreating-contemplative vyaya-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[contemplatively self-referential within relationships]

[must have deep quiet in contractual arrangements]

[marriage-1 partner resembles privately prayerful father]

[lifepartnership with fantasizing politician-dramatist-speculator-creative]

[marriage focused on imbalanced attention-getting lifepartner]

[imaginative father may be invisible-withdrawn-living apart]

[father-figure may live in a dreamworld]


[mysterious-revelatory Andromeda-4] [navamsha Surya-Vrischika] intuitively confident sound-pattern revelation of mysterious secrets

[Surya-8 parivartamsha Guru-1]

  • [Surya-Meena] Bhaskara - the illuminator * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the expansively visionary rashi of Brihaspati
  • [Surya in bhava-8] center of revelation * spectacular explosions * heart of rebirth * splendid emergence * intelligence for trauma healing * political secrecy * confident rejuvenation * brightly transformative * focus on discovery * initiatory entitlements * eye on hidden assets * sparkling center of mystery * father may be healer-undercover-disguised


mysterious, puzzling, camouflaged, undisclosed [Surya in bhava-8] rules

  • 1-personal appearance, vitality, style of movement, identity, individuality


Surya rules Svamsha performance arts, center-stage intelligence Simha - Leya

[Surya-7 parivartamsha Guru-12] expands the range of emotional distress, because

  • [Surya in bhava-7] resides in 6th-from-Chandra
  • and Surya is multiplied by Guru-12 which rules 6th-from-Chandra.
  • the core suffering of EC's life was the story of his missing father and the deception of his caretakers, which caused severe shame, inducing the DD-NPD

yet [Surya in bhava-7] rules 11th-from-Chandra suggesting that partnerships tend to be friendly in character, profit-oriented, and the partners tend to be both creative and solipsistic. Partners enact various aspects of the father-figure, are creative, confident, willpowered, and selfish.

EC is known for artistic collaborations with many of the brightest lights in the western musical performance world. However, the sparkling joint artistic events are typically short-lived. Once accomplished, EC retreats into the necessary isolation required by Guru-12.


Dad = Edward Walter Fryer [b. 21-Mar-1920]

Dad was a Canadian sailor in the Merchant Marine whose brief love affair with EC's 16-yo mom resulted in EC's physicalization. Dad was utterly unknown to EC until after Dad's decease.

Those who knew him reported that Dad was a painter and musician 12 can indicate an unidentified father.

The remarkable [Surya-7 parivartamsha Guru-12] has several important implications. It explains EC's four marriages [two public, two via childbirth]


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[gainful-economic vriddhi-pati for Parthya indriya-lagna]

[dhanayoga Chandra-2 rules 11]

[comforted by enriching social connections]

[needs to negotiate alliances]

[sensitive to balanced sound-and-color]

[protectively designed arrangements] [calmed by fair trade]

[familiar voice-face appeal to ethnic community]

[attuned to the sounds of ancestral memory]

[soothed by undulating relationships]

[calmed by sweet food-and-drink]

[sense of belonging to a friendly familly]

[profound need to negotiate financial security]

[mother may be the arranging center of the family]


[believing Arcturus-1] [navamsha Chandra-Dhanus] intuitively sensitive inspirational preaching coaching

  • [Chandra-Tula] comforted by ritual negotiation of agreements * sensitive to balance * needs to trade
  • [Chandra in Svati - Arcturus] soothed by risky agreements * guardians of culturally-mixed harmony * seeks shelter in opportunistic alliances
  • [Chandra in classroom-2] comfort in collections* familiar with history * needs to tell stories * accustomed to storage * nourished by heritage knowledge * settled into the rhythm of languages * feels the repeating pulse of inventory counting * emotionally attuned to accumulated values * calmed by conservation * undulating voice * intuits the incantations * acculturated to sound-speech-song * mother may be a traditionalist, historian, librarian, singer

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


Chandra exchanges mutual drishti with Budha-yuti-Shukra = rulers of 1 + 2 + 9 + 10 = emotionally sensitive musical, artistic skills


bhratru-karaka [brother] virya-karaka [virile]

[Sarala Yoga]

[busy-collaborative sahaja-pati for Parthya indriya-lagna]

[mysterious-transformative randhresha for Parthya indriya-lagna]

[economically energized enemies]

[fights-and-wins against systemic injustice]

[inventive electro-magnetic medical treatments]

[vigorous pursuit of community activism]

[weaponized science]


[regulatory Sadachbia-2] [navamsha Mangala-Makara-uchcha] intuitively competitive climbing toward ranked status position

  • [Mangala-Kumbha] vigorous community activism * warrior for economic progress * proactive linking * push toward regulated systems * pursues profitable roles * spearhead of mass interconnectivity * futuristic thrust * dominating energy in social networking * conquest of marketplace interactions * champion of distributed associations
  • [Mangala in bhava-6] [beneficial] drive toward confrontational quarreling * pursuit of active service * vigorous strategic attacks against adversaries * fights with brother-figures * defeats illness * overcomes injury * wins accusatory litigation * dynamic military strategy * competitive criminal vitality * aggressive medical treatments * energized conflict


Kuja occupies artistic, entertaining creative performance 5th from Chandra emotionally-driven dynamic, direct, competitive, innovative creativity

Mangala in 5th from Chandra [first child] suggests a fiery father-daughter relationshipr.


jamayah-karaka [sibling] sandesha-karaka [message] shisya-karaka [student]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[innovative narrative of mysteries]

[articulated description of unexpected force]

[transformative handcraft such as surgery]


[musical Aśvini-2] [navamsha Budha-Urisha] intuitively detailed competitive musical interactive team management

[Budha-yuti-Shukra ]

  • [Budha-Mesha] innovative communications * pioneering pronouncement * articulation of dynamic movement * discusses physical experience * vigorous descriptive explanations * growth-challenging conversation * messages about contests * vocabulary of vitality * hands-arms-shoulders send competitive gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-8] narrative of hidden information * mysterious facts * unexpected eruptions of factual data * shocking revelation * writes about revolutionary cycles * speaks-and-sings about dynamic rebirth * detailed discoveries * describes transformative change * explains initiation * delivers instructions for new identity * hand-arm gestures signal healing renewal
  • [Budha-yuti-Shukra] explainer of balanced arrangements * diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking discussions * manual adjustments * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners



[Budha-yuti-Shukra] ++ Budha activates 1 + 10


dhava-karaka [husband] bahuta-karaka [variety]


[homebound-securing bandhesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[negotiating-brokering yuvati-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[abundance of private creative sanctuaries]

[many dramatic ancestor spirits]

[broad scope of intuitively guided drama]

[many wise dreamy artistic performances]

[owns celebrated properties in distant lands]


[ideological-optimistic Uttaraphalgunī-1] [navamsha Guru-Dhanus] intuitively expanding principled optimistic humanistic philosophical doctrinal preaching

[Surya-7 parivartamsha Guru-12]

  • [Guru-Simha] many lights * big political displays * much drama * doctrine of divine right * expands the scope of unique personality * great splendor * multiple games * diverse theatrical performances * multiple celebrations * romantic permissiveness * self-reflexive worldview * abundant creativity * believes in special entitlements
  • [Guru in bhava-12] great interiority * many meditations * much divination * many hospitalizations * many spiritual retreats * numerous psychic way-showers * many large private spaces * extensive trance guidance * a patron of sanctuary enclosures * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be benevolently invisible


philosophical, expansionist, privacy-seeking Guru in bhava-12] rules

  • 4 household, mother, parents, caretakers, familiar rhythms, foundational schooling, gardens, waterways, transportation, housing, social security, sense of place, belonging, ethnicity, patriotism, real-estate, farming, land-ownership, childhood home
  • 7 marriage, pledge, legal and formal partnerships, negotiation, alliance-crafting, match-making, fair deals, arrangements, covenant, promises, advocacy, trading, exchange, bargains, haggling, peerage, brokerage

Guru-12 rules writing-collaboration-management 3rd-from-Chandra and imbalanced-medicating-toxic 6th-from-Chandra

[Guru Mahadasha ] [age 14.7 until age 30.7 [1960-1976]

  • EC was a young guitarist during the heyday of electric guitar
  • in bands 1964-1970
  • solo work with many collaborations 1970+

As a celebrated performing and recording rock-blues guitarist, EC's storied career is most associated with the volatile but brilliant musical bands that he charismatically formed.


svadu-karaka [sweet] kalatra-karaka [wifely companion]

[collecting-preserving dhanesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[philosophical-believing dharmesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]


[collaborative-managing Aśvini-3] [navamsha Shukra-Mithuna] intuitively harmonizing competitive pioneering championship scripted messaging


  • [Shukra-Mesha] appreciation of direct movement * primal relationships * likes innovation * aesthetic of physicality * attracted to champions * pleasures of conquest * kinetic sensuality * prefers a lithely sporting partner * sweetly competitive * aristocratic agreements
  • [Shukra-8] seeks pleasure via occult secrets * enjoys disguised relationships * balanced healing arts * aesthetic of non-disclosure * camouflaged arrangements * hidden equity * pleasing designs to adorn the sexual-reproductive organs * sensual sphincters * obscured finance * taste for rejuvenating initiation * transformed by feminine-figures * delighted by sudden renewal * pleasant in-laws * appreciation of identity change * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may hold a secretive position
  • [Shukra-yuti-Budha] sweetened messages * gracious explanations * talented in singing-songwriting * articulate negotiations * advocates for reasoning process * talkative feminine-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort collaborative harmony * enjoys the company of students * detailed contracts * prefers logical arrangements



duro-karaka [endurance] * jara-karaka [Jahre, years]

[witty-creative vidya-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[heavy responsibilities for public communication]

[lawful commercial leadership]

[social duty to explain-instruct]

[knee-cartilage pressure]


[institutional-regulatory Arudra-2][navamsha Shani-Makara] intuitively normalizing class-conscious regulation


  • [Shani-Mithuna] tiresome old documents * resists new explanations * must conform to management hierarchy * must continue orderly communications * rigid process handling * heavy old discussions * obligatory scripted conversations * inflexible instructions * must endure proletarian talk * slow elderly messengers * tightly structured dialog * compression upon hand-arm-shoulder * restricted breathing * insufficient team cooperation * overburdened collaborations * scarce information resources * maintainer of old business
  • [Shani in Bhava-10] steady time-structured rulership * must regulate the old order * maintains dignified reputation * grim determination to sustain governance * burdensome social-authority roles * chronic weighty executive duties * heavy decision-making portfolio * upholds conventional hierarchies * oppressed by lack of freedom to choose social policies * resistance to new rules * intolerance for institutional innovation * leadership fatigue * elders maintain high ranking duties
  • [Shani-yuti-Rahu] stiff resistance to unbridled ambition * formally regulated cultural mixing * disciplined thrills * class-based limitations upon privilege * repressed quest for intriguing importance * socially constrained opportunism * shimmering illusion of systematic conformity * irregular achievements * over-reaching elders * restricted risks



rajyalobha-karaka [ambition] picchala-karaka [slippery]


[for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-10 casts passionately lawful institutional drishti into 2-4-6]

check Budha for defining source of Rahu's message

[regulatory authority based in mixed-culture commerce]

[fascinating icon of publicity messaging]

[elite commander of exciting scripted announcements]

[astonishing social rise of businesspeople, writers, publicists, schedulers, shopkeepers, clerks, team-managers]

[reputed for fabulous communication skills]


[inventive-pioneering Punarvasu-1] [navamsha Rahu-Mesha] intuitively over-reaching physicality innovation pioneering championship


  • [Rahu-Mithuna] shimmering illusion of cooperation * craving for conversation * mask of messaging * boundary-breaching broadcasts * extraordinary explanations * ambitious administration * preposterous propaganda * extravagant commercial transactions * marvelous advertising * thrilling photographs * unusual ensembles * exciting cohort * mesmerizing instructions * over-reaching management * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of information delivery * sensational scripts * exaggerated announcements * exceptional business methods *seeks privilege via communicator-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-10] passion for prestige positions * in svabhava of Sober Shani, the Shadowy Specter seeks glamorous leadership roles * thrilled by iconic status * craves symbolic importance * hungers for outstanding recognition * outsider who cleverly insinuates into respected hierarchies * authoritatively challenges official rules * mesmerizing ascent to high social status * may pose as a boss * shimmering smoky illusion of legitimate command * trespasses cultural limits of rigid old order * boundary-breaching public reputation - ambition for elite rank * desire for eminence * opportunistic climb to top of the corporate pyramid * prominent cultural-mixing figurehead * ambition of the father's family
  • [Rahu-yuti-Shani] amplified public formality * pragmatic exaggeration * exotic social conventions * slippery hierarchies * tricky rules * opportunistic elders * fascinating [but perhaps illusory] strict conformism * regulated risk-taking * hypnotic outsider insinuates normalcy * orderly cross-cultural mixing * thrilling legitimations


EC has received many prestigious awards in the music industry, including 18 Grammy Awards issued over a sixty-year performance career.

- has earned a HNWI rank, estimated at 500M-USD by 2022 [his age 78].


kavandha-karaka [headless] chidra-karaka [gaping] vasana-karaka [vacuum]


[arranging-contractual Pūrvāṣāḍhā-3] [navamsha Ketu-Tula] intuitively dispersing disregard for contractual relationships

  • [Ketu-Dhanus] philosophically dissociates from sacred convictions * odd professors * dissolves indoctrination * empty paradigm of belief * dispersed worldview * martyr's faith * not limited by conventional beliefs * eccentric teachings * peculiar convictions * ignores restricted catechesis * releases a warm golden cloud of broad inclusivity into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-4] ambivalent toward the cultural foundations * absentee mother-figure * disregards local customs * dissolved property boundaries * wanders from the ancestral home * often away * ignores conventional schooling * irrelevance of habitual folkways * surrenders nationality * dismisses bondage to parents * abandons the established routines * may prefer to live free from fixed roots


Ketu in the emotionally motivated evangelical communicative cohort instructive descriptive team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra


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