only search B.P. Lama Jyotishavidya



Writing and Publishing


born two months before + 350 miles NW of

born two months before + 400 miles W of

  • Material Girl 1958- dance song cinema Madonna




International Music Celebrity entertainer

guitar virtuoso





a.k.a. Prince Rogers Nelson

a.k.a. the artist formerly known as Prince

a.k.a. Skipper

Earth-birth 07-Jun-1958

dematerialization 21-Apr-2016 [age 57]

Touring musician





Prince Rogers Nelson

birth information from[musician]

tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star - adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Hasta - Savitri * Athram

BPL commentary

For Hasta births of a masculine valence, the condition of reflective, sheltering, undulating, rhythmic, routinized, culturally rooted, boundary-defending, security-seeking, nourishing, parental, matrikaraka Chandra may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Soma-ruled paradigm of Pundarikaksa, mother-figures, protectors, guardians, elemental spirits, natural environments, waters, roots, eggs, gardeners, farmers, fisher-folk, caretakers, foundation-builders, police, schoolteachers, parents, providers of nourishment, and defenders of the root culture, may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Corvus. Their purpose = making secure nests to soothe, protect, and nourish the workers.

Careful handling

Savitra-born fellows are often found in handcraft trades, home-building and real-estate, in caretaking and protective roles, or in specialties of nourishment, sheltering, schoolteaching, policing, or local safety.

Their purpose is supporting the local welfare. Typically masculine births in Hasta indicate a comfortable, grounded focus into the home realms including parenting, gardening, and environmental care.

All four pada of Hasta occur within Kanya rashi. Athram-born express the tension between the handy busy-ness of mental, commercial Budha versus the emotionally based, calming routines of non-verbal Chandra.

Known for their skillful handwork, Hasta are found in service professions where daily communications and family-style conversations are engaged in a routine of protective, sustaining care.

Hasta chaps are socially reliable and available emotionally due to Chandra influence. This nice combination wins them many friends and long-term business customers. Hasta are specialists in customer care. Once they have established a relationship whether personal or professional, the Athram-born values consistency and loyalty.

Generally not risk-takers unless Rahu is prominent in the nativity. Hasta fellows tend to be engaged parents, restaurateurs, home builders, social workers, home health nurses, protection officers, schoolteachers, and supervisors of caretaking operations.

Although their own family usually comes first, Hasta are concerned with the well-being of their complete natural and social environment.

Themes of manufacturing and handcraft, local business, housing and shelter, nourishment, and protective service may contextualize Hasta's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Hasta - Savitra

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

" ...clever, witty, and entertaining.

They like social contacts

  • and are particularly fond of the company of the opposite sex.

When in trouble, go to a Hasta person;

but do not try to pull the wool over their eyes,

  • as they are extremely clever

  • and will see through any deceit

they are very likable and are good company,

  • but never very attractive physically ."


Prince in 1980 [his age 22] - scion of Corvus


Prince_2.png Biographical Details matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar

[Rahu Mahadasha]

07-Jun-1958 Earth-birth in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

24-Sep-1968 [PRN age 10] parents divorce * Rahu-Ketu bhukti ++ R-K opposition

[Guru Mahadasha]

1978 [PRN age 20] first musical recording contract with Warner Bros. * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 5-entertainment + 6-exploitation

1982 [PRN age 24] musical double-album 1999 yields widespread critical acclaim * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha karmesha recognition, authority

28-Feb-1984 [PRN age 26] earns first Grammy Award * Guru-Shukra bhukti* Shukra rules 9-fortunes, celebrity

1984 [PRN age 27] cinema-and-music production Purple Rain gains both critical and popular acclaim * Guru-Shukra bhukti* Shukra rules 9-fortunes, celebrity

[Shani Mahadasha]

Mar-1993 until Jun-1995 - Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha

[6, chronic imbalance]

14-Feb-1996 [PRN age 38] celebrated consecration of marriage-1-of-2 * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rules Mithuna svamsha * gochara R-K transit via Kanya-Meena contact Kanya lagna]

16-Oct-1996 [PRN age 38] celebrated the birth of child-1 [lived 1 week only, died of congenital disorder] * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 8th-from-Chandra

1998 [PRN age 40] marital separation-1 * Shani-Shukra bhukti [Shukra-yuti-Ketu]

2001 [PRN age 43] joined Jehovah's Witness congregation * Shani-Shukra bhukti* Shukra rules 9-doctrine

25-Aug-2001 [PRN age 43] grieved the decease of father * Shani-Surya bhukti - Budha-yuti-Surya - enabled Budha rules 2nd-from-Surya

31-Dec-2001 [PRN age 43] [Manuela age 25] consecration of marriage-2-of-2 with businesswoman Manuela Testolini * Shani-Surya bhukti [Budha-yuti-Surya] * enabled Budha rules Mithuna Svamsha * gochara R-K transit via Mithuna-Dhanus contact navamsha [Mūla-Chandra]

15-Feb-2002 [PRN age 43] grieved the decease of mother - Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 7th-from- Chandra-Kumbha

Apr-2005 [PRN age 46] separation from alliance-2 * Shani-Rahu bhukti

2006 [PRN age 47] divorce from alliance-2 * Shani-Rahu bhukti

[Budha Mahadasha]

2015 [PRN age 56] onset of severe hip pain * Budha-Shukra bhukti [Shukra-yuti-Ketu] dissolution of cartilage [Ketu] produces arthritis ++ Shani-Return

21-Apr-2016 [PRN age 57] dematerialization via drug overdose fentanyl. Drug dependency following medication for severe hip pain * Budha-Shukra bhukti * maraka Shukra activates -2

Prince_guitar.jpg Biographical Details matched to Vimshottari Dasha bhukti


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

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

[karako bhavo nashto for father, patrons, chieftains, indoctrinators]


[rhythmic-protective Rohiṇī-4] [navamsha Surya-Karkata] inuitively confident local folkways radiance


  • [Surya-Urisha] Ravaye - the noisy one, the roaring one [Ravi = firebird; Rava = howl, yell, or squawk] * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the acquisitive sensual rashi of Shukra
  • [Surya in bhava-9] icon of inspirational teachings * intelligent patronage * geo-politics * bright preaching * focus on beliefs * philosophical entitlements * self-righteous dad * Sanctimonious pontificator * eye on humanistic worldview * confident ideologue * sparkling center of global doctrine * father may be a politician-philosopher-preacher-professor
  • [Surya-yuti-Budha] confidently conversational * bright messenger* entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * gestures conduct the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama * skillful game-player * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals * narrative of power-politics * recites love poems * describes divine romance



Dad = John Lewis Nelson [b. 1916 d. 2001] = jazz musician and songwriter. Dad collaborated with his son Prince on songs, as a credited co-writer. in the 1980's.

[Surya in bhava-9] resides in the security-seeking, local-culture, parental, protective 4th-from-Chandra


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[friendly-gainful vriddhi-pati Kanya indriya-lagna]


[populist-profitable Varuna-3] [navamsha Chandra-Kumbha] [vargottamsha] intuitively sensitive to populist sentiment

  • [Chandra-Kumbha] comforted by friendship * sensitive to gridworks * needs marketplace connection
  • [Chandra in Sadachbia - Varuna] calmed by mixed networks * protectors of universal mingling * soothed by risky marketplaces * needs to make expedient social connections
  • [Chandra in classroom-6] comfortable with caretaking * accustomed to nursing * calmed by humility * ill-or-exploited-or-adversarial mother * familiar with animosity * acculturated to accusation * familiar with betrayal * habituated to indictment * needs to be helpful * feels the pulse of service ministry * protects the sick-and-vulnerable * routine domestic conflict * emotionally attuned to victims * settled into the rhythm of problematics * seeks ritual remedies * soothed by medication * suffers rhythmically repeating ailments * undulating imbalances * mother may be a servant, health-aide, apothecary, physician or mother suffers injury-illness-crime


[Chandra in classroom-6]

  • rules 11-marketplace earnings, community connections


Mom = Mattie Della Shaw = a jazz singer

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations

[7th-from-Chandra-6] lifepartnership-1-of-2

  • bhava-12 privacy, seclusion
  • Simha entertainment, games, romantic idealism, drama
  • lifepartner-1 = artistic musical performer [Simha] = backup-singer.
  • 12 = invisible roles, stays in the background
  • first marriage for Chandra-6 = often challenged by distancing [12] either physical or emotional
  • typically 12-mate is asleep, inaccessible, or enclosed
  • alliance endured for approx. two years

8th-from- [7th-from-Chandra-6] lifepartnership-2-of-2

  • bhava-7 agreement, bargains, arrangements, equity
  • Meena charity, inclusive worldview, dreamlike
  • Lifemate-2 = a beautiful petite Canadian-Italian businesswoman.
  • 8th-from-7th-from-Chandra contains Mangala-Meena suggesting her competitive acumen.
  • second lifepartner was met while she worked for his charity [Meena]
  • [Mangala in bhava-7] indicates a dynamic, restless, forward-moving personality
  • 2nd-from-Chandra = 7 advocacy, representation, equity
  • lifepartner-2 = characterized as a businesswoman
  • alliance endured for approx. three years


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

[busy-collaborative sahaja-pati for Parthya indriya-lagna]4

[mysterious-transformative randhresha for Parthya indriya-lagna]


[calculating-assisting Andromeda-2] [navamsha Mangala-Kanya]

  • [Mangala-Meena] vigorous pursuit of intuition * warrior in the Dreamworld * energetic action behind-the-scenes * proactive envisioning * push toward private prayer * vitally active imagination * invisible impact * indefinite impulses * pursues clairsentient roles * sound-healing engineer * conquest within walled enclosures * champion of sanctuary
  • [Mangala in bhava-7] drive toward bargaining * pursuit of agreement * impatient with stagnant arrangements * invasive negotiation * diplomatic dynamics * energized contracts * innovative conquests * pushes toward liaison * invigorates alliances


[Mangala in bhava-7] occupies [2nd-from-Chandra] contentious, argumentative family who are mainly sparring about philosophical, visionary issues ++ matters of promise, covenant, oath, pledge, contract


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

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Kanya indriya-lagna] ;

[talks about historical beliefs]

[pronounces narratives of heritage doctrinal value]

[detailed assessment of music-tone-color]

[represents the wealth of tribal chieftains]

[publicly identified with paternal legacy]

[calculates the itemized treasury]

[delivers storytelling guidance to youth]

[exponent of financially principled charity]

[father may be banker-financier-musician]


[pioneering-champion Rohiṇī-1] [navamsha Budha-Mesha] intuitively explaining innovative distinctions in historical sound-color values


  • [Budha-Urisha] financial communications * articulation of tonal value * talks about stored goods * discusses collected assets * delivers descriptive evaluations * sends historic messages * skillfully signals the music * preservation methods * describes sound frequencies * hands-arms-shoulders send sensual gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-9] narrative of father-figure * witty guru * broad-scope communicator * repeats the catechism * ideological reasoning * reiterates the doctrine * skillful grandchildren * discusses patronage * detailed articulation of worldview * explains the paradigm of belief * talks about sacred texts * examines the dharma * interprets theoretical claims * delivers quick sermons * logical investigations into philosophical truths * chatty priests * religious dialogues
  • [Budha-yuti-Surya] amusing explanations * entertaining chatter * central roles in communication * brightly clear descriptions * dramatic enunciation * confidently delivers instruction * articulation of radiant certainty * political messenger * talkative father-figures


[Budha in bhava-9] resides in the security-seeking, parental [4th-from-Chandra]

Budha = lagnesha ++ karmesha

Prince has been described by music critics as a music-marketing genius due to his narrative focus on hedonistic sexual language.

In Guru-Guru svabhukti,

PRN's career was launched with an explosive combination of explicit lyrics appealing to restless younger audiences, along with extraordinary musical arrangements. He combined this astounding artistic blend with truly extraordinary, even transcendent, stage performance charisma.


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



[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[bargaining-balancing yuvati-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[multiple ministering personality attributes]

[embodiment of logical philosophical beliefs]

[identified with an analytical credenda]

[iconic personification of service-oriented worldview]

[personality exemplifies working-class ideology]

[paragon of laboring cheerfulness]

[preacher-and-teacher may symbolize the wisdom of remediation strategies]

[expansive bargaining skills with a personalized understanding of relationship imbalances]

[often a benefactor to the local folk]

[Guru-1 rules 4+7 = customary convictions with optimistic partnerships]

[Masculine nativities identitifed with married status.]


[ministering-complaining Chitra-2] [navamsha Guru-Kanya] [vargottamsha] intuitively expansive contemplative understanding of imbalanced inequity

  • [Guru-Kanya] expansive ministry of service * many servants * numerous employees * indoctrination of laborers * much logical argumentation * conflicted guidance * permission to help * generously assists many victims * optimistic about medication * believes in aid * doctrine of benevolent humility
  • [Guru in bhava-1] Much vitality * philosophical personality * permission for unrestricted action * generous disposition * numerous identities * expands the scope of competition * many cheerful sporting activities * believes in birthright * expansive aura * extra height-or-girth * embodiment of tolerant cheer * a patron of personal benefit * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be an expander-philanthropist-benefactor


Permanent cycle of self-transformation via

Guru in bhava-1 in 8th-from-Chandra


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

[collecting-preserving dhanesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[philosophical-believing dharmesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]


[creative-displaying Bharani-1] [navamsha Shukra-Simha] intuitively harmonizing balanced theatrical romantic arrangements


  • [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-Ketu] sweetened surrender * gracious abandonment * attracts vacuous feminine-figures * appreciation for fair terms of dissolution * disoriented negotiations * unconcerned with conventional beauty * empty contracts * apathetic arrangements * impermanent agreements * prefers relationships with spiritual partners


Complex situation for Shukra * art, music, design, relationships.

Mental fragmentation ++ eccentric writing

Shukra-yuti-Ketu resides in the mentalized, writing, lyrical 3rd-from-Chandra

Younger sister = a recognized singer


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

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

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]


[imaginative-philanthropic Jyeṣṭha-4] [navamsha Shani-Meena]

[Atmakaraka duty, structure, legal systems, persistence, normalcy, conventional behavior]

  • [Shani-Vṛścika] burdened by puzzling enigma * obliged to uncover the camouflaged realities * heavy responsibility for mass transformation * must regulate the occult identity changes * must explore masked trauma * must resist self-destruction * mandatory recycling * bodily stress zone = ovaries + testes + anus * imposes strict confidentiality rules * cautiously exposes hidden knowledge * must regulate the threat of disaster * at times, penetration of the mysteries requires great effort * must work with sudden eruptions * must accept the healing systems of elder shamans * must normalize the catastrophe * respects the slow-moving cycles of proletarian revolution * scarce healing resources * maintainer of old secrets
  • [Shani in Bhava-3] steady time-structured dialogue * heavy responsibility for business * obstructionist younger siblings * disciplined handwork * required writing * must message * obliged to explain * cautious instructions * orderly teamwork * tense interactions * communicative fatigue * chronic sadness * stops spontaneous announcements * mental depression due to old repeating thoughts * may limit the hearing * tight time management * regulated schedules * elders preserve materialistic mentality


Atmakaraka Shani

after a long and persistent legal battle with a dominant corporation, in a landmark case that was celebrated by musicians worldwide, Prince famously won the legal ownership rights to his catalog of songs

He was also a member of a religious group that forbids college education and requires rigorous uniformity of conduct and belief

[Shani in Bhava-3] resides in 10th-from-Chandra

Above all his astounding varieties of creative talent, Prince is remembered primarily as a lyrical writer

Shani in Bhava-3 may also be a dogmatic thinker


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

[for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-2 casts passionately enriching capitalizing drishti into 6-8-10]

[passively fixated on ambitiously diplomatic-partnering Rahu-Tula--2 treasuries, store-holds, family-members, bankers, memory-collectors, warehousers, knowledge-preservers, or second-spouse]


[mysterious-emerging Chitra-4] [navamsha Rahu-Vrischika] intuitively over-reaching passion for transformation-discovery

  • [Rahu-Tula] shimmering illusion of balance * craving for trade * mask of fairly bargained contracts * over-reaching advocacy * outsider who cleverly insinuates into trusted counseling roles * sweetly unconventional adjudication * exceptional accommodation * mixed-measure balance * extravagant brokerage * mirage of suave deal-making * extraordinary terms of mutual agreement * gracious non-customary alliances * ambitious diplomacy * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] equity-assured negotiation * seeks privilege via adviser-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-2] passion for precious treasuries * in svabhava of Suave Shukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks glamorous goods * mesmerizing memories * risk-rewarding finance * fascinating voice * entrancing face * craving for important sound values * intriguing genetics * outsider who cleverly insinuates into prestige heritage * extraordinary recollection * mesmerizing speech-and-song * intermingled historical traditions * unconventional speech * shadowy interlopers infiltrate the family line * potential for opportunistic second marriage * mother's elder sibling exotic qualities * thrilling surge of storytelling * remarkable libraries * unusual alimony * ambitious hoard *mixed-language vocabulary * over-reaching evaluator roles * exotic foods * non-native breeds *captivating collections * social mobility sought via privileged knowledge

OUTCOMES - RAHU -Chitra-bhava-2

Rahu-Chitra is fascinatingly gifted with the hands. In the Tula pada 2-4, musical instruments and cosmetic surgery. Design arts, drawing, architecture, financial contracts, family heritage of music.

Capitalization, Voice-Face, Rahu-challenge to rigid social practices in finance, politics, worthiness, truth. Entrancing speakers, cleverly sonorous values-based speech.

Rahu in bhava-2 seeks privilege via important - often risky - cultural-mixing roles in evaluation, assessment, language, memory, knowledge, voice-speech-song, face-genetics, heritage, tradition, family lineage, food, seeds, herds-hoards, storage-stories-history, libraries, museums, databases, collections, banking, reserves, preservation, assets, capital wealth.

Rahu in bhava-2 resides in [9th-from-Chandra]

Mother's father has a risk-rewarded, exciting, boundary-breaching character

Challenge to the Old Financial Order

Prince was widely appreciated and admired among musical artists for his extraordinary, boundary-challenging decision to obtain the financial rights to his own musical works. Via a prolonged series of lawsuits [Tula] against the powerful legal force of big-money in music, Prince eventually won a precedent-setting judgment that the industry captains could not permanently own any artists creative work.


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

[for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[beneficial placement]

[dispersed engagement with innovative rebirths]

[dissolution of wartime catastrophe]

[surrenders pioneering initiations]

[forgives broken fresh-start transformations]

[abandons unsustainable physical eruptions]

[absent from empty blood eruptions]

[disregards invasive surgical conventions]

[eccentric kinetic trauma-healing]

[passively fixated on ambitiously diplomatic-partnering Rahu-Tula-2 passionate financial partnerships]



[musical-financial Aśvini-2] [navamsha Ketu-Urisha]


  • [Ketu-Mesha] physically dissociates from competitive dominance * incomplete nobility * eccentric innovations * challenges the ineffable * unconventional athletic force * disoriented quest for supremacy * heroic push forward into nothingness * dissolute conquest * not limited by blood or birth * ignores restrictions on kinetic movement * releases a blood-red cloud of dynamic energy into the misty abyss, not limited by blood or birth, ignores restriction on innovative movement
  • [Ketu in classroom-8] * forsaken by intimidators [beneficial] * passively dissolves barriers hiding secret knowledge * ambivalent toward initiations * disregards occult boundaries * Witness to cycles of death-and-rebirth * fearless toward catastrophic upheaval * absent from spouse's family * vacuous obscurities * irrelevance of non-disclosure rules * dissolves psychic filters * free from terror * ignores threats * dissolves obfuscations * unless other graha in 8, may prefer to live free from in-laws
  • [Ketu-yuti-Shukra] unsatisfied * unsustainable arrangements * invalid promises * broken bargains * dissolved contracts * beautiful injustice * sweetly unfulfilled vows * fragmented negotiations * nicely abandoned alliances * absence of equity * apathetic brokerage * peculiar music * distrust * pleasantly empty relationships * liberating release of vows * for husbandly nativities, may dissolve-or-disconnect the wifely-figures.



[How Readings Work] [Sample Sacred Jewels Ratna Recommendationn] [Seva]

Om_mani.jpgfile update = 29-Jan-2023

[Copyright 1994-2024 by Barbara Pijan Lama] [Contact] [How to Request a Jyotishavidya Reading]

Barbara Pijan Lama Jyotishavidya Vedic Astrology Surya Sun Chandra Moon Mangala Mars Budha Mercury Guru Jupiter Shukra Venus Shani Saturn Rahu Ketu Graha Planets Dasha Timeline Calendar Nakshatra Navamsha Marriage Children Treasury Career Spiritual Wisdom Cycles of re-Death and re-Birth

The information on , including all readings and reports, is provided for educational purposes only. Wishing you every happiness and continuing success in studies!