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iconic founder of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math

The Hugging Saint

Ammachi of Kerala

a.k.a. Sudhamani Idamannel

a.k.a. Mā tā AmRitā nandamayī Devi

Earth-birth Sunday-27-Sep-1953

" Darkness is not something that can be physically removed. But when we let in light, darkness automatically ceases to exist.

In the same way, when true knowledge awakens, the darkness of ignorance disappears.

Then we awaken to eternal light." ~~ Ammachi, The Timeless Path (2009)


Hugging Saint


Ammachi of Kerala

Mātā AmRitānandamayī Devi

a.k.a. Sudhamani Idamannel

birth data from:

tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

born on Panchami * Krishna Paksha

Rising Nakshatra '

Feminine Nativities


Agadash - Ajjha - Karman - Vutatma - Anvastaka - Kosthagara

BPL commentary

For Magha births of a feminine valence, the condition of limitless, observing, uncoupling, surrendering, abandoning, disinterested, ethereal, wandering, spacious, dispersing Ketu may considerably affect the outcome.

Spirit guides, astral beings, pilgrims, ghosts, wanderers, observers, witnesses, awareness of impermanence, freedom from conventions, disregard for consequences, and inner listening may be especially influential.

Guided by the patrons of Regulus. Their purpose is royal patronage of the spiritual fire traditions.

Fire Magicians

Magha gentlewomen may have a cause for which they are willing to sacrifice their own interests. Often there is some acute severance or separation which may be repaired after a long time.

Fervently spiritual yet often unconventional in their behavior, Makha ladies can be socially eccentric. Their special combination of Ketu's witness perspective with Surya's absolute certainty of purpose = a unique personality that defies conventional limits.

Intensely romantic, disregarding of political consequences, and dramatic in their devotion to the ideal, the feminine Agha are typically independent actors and capable of living separately if circumstances demand it.

She is often the only woman in a patriarchal (pitri) environment. This daunting fact, she confidently disregards. Her qualities of detachment + her authentic intelligence may provoke criticism from more pedestrian judges.

Themes of separation, disconnection, abandonment, alienation, escape, wandering, annihilation, surrender, and liberation may contextualize Agha's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Magha - Regulus

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 94

"a frank and courageous nature

  • and a charming and interesting character ...

Unfortunately these attributes seem to engender envy on the part of those less fortunately bequeathed.

As a result, this person is subject to barbs of gossip

  • and all through her life has many secret enemies

  • who are jealous of her in one way or another.

this in spite of the fact that hers is essentially an honorable and virtuous character

  • not given to either thought or action

  • which should bring slander or scandal.

She is particularly loyal to her family

  • and will do anything to make them happy.

As a result of his, her actions are often misconstrued

  • and used against her by her enemies. "


Sudhamani Idamannel as a young woman

Ammachi Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Surya Mahadasha [age birth until age 3.2]

Sunday-27-Sep-1953 Earth-birth in Parayakadavu, Alappad Panchayath, Karunagappally, Kollam District, India* Surya-Guru bhukti * Guru vidya-pati randhresha

Chandra Mahadasha [age 3.2 until age 13.2]

[Mangala Mahadasha] [age 13.2 until age 20.2]

Apr-1971 until Jun-1973 Janma Sade-Sati Urisha

  • [10, public authority, leadership, social recognition, reputation, elite roles]
  • [age 18-21]

Ammachi.jpg [Rahu Mahadasha] [age 20.2 until age 38.2]

1981 founded the Mata Amritanandamayi Math . As of 2020, she remains the principal director of this order. * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 11-community network

1987 begins conducting international programs * Rahu-Shukra bhukti* Shukra activates 3-programming, tours

[Guru Mahadasha] [age 38.2 until age 54.2]

Jun-2000 until Jul-2002 Janma Sade-Sati Urisha

  • [10, public authority, leadership, social recognition, reputation, elite roles]
  • [age 47-50]

2014 signatory of the worldwide initiative to eliminate slavery

[Shani Mahadasha] [age 54.2 until age 73.2]

[Budha Mahadasha] [age73.2 until age 90.2]

[Ketu-Karkata] [Ketu in classroom-12]

Janma Sade-Sati Urisha Aug-2029 until Jun-2032

  • [10, public authority, leadership, social recognition, reputation, elite roles]
  • [age 76-79]

Janma Sade-Sati Urisha May-2059 until Jul-2061

  • [10, public authority, leadership, social recognition, reputation, elite roles]
  • [age 106-109]

Distinctive features of the Nativity


pitri-karaka (father) * jyoti-karaka (light)

[energetic lagnesha for Simha indriya-lagna]

[drama of heritage family complaints]

[confidently analyzes service values]

[politics of food aid]

[brightly represents medical truths]

[speaks about helping traditions]



[champion-challenger Hasta-1] [navamsha Surya-Mesha-uchcha] intuitively confident supreme leadership


  • [Surya-Kanya] Poshanya * Pushna - the nourisher * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the analytical logical rashi of Budha
  • [Surya in bhava-2] creative values-fulfillment * confident story-telling * dazzling bardic tradition * intelligence for languages * genius for sound-and-color * radiant genetically preserved knowledge * focus on stored assets * banking entitlements * bright face-speech-song * eye on capital resources [including human capital] * father heart of family * sparkling center of the treasury-drama * father may be a banker-collector-preservationist
  • [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


[Surya in bhava-2] rules

  • 1-embodiment, kinetic energy, style of movement

the touch of Ammachi is reputed to be very warm.

Simha lagnesha Surya = pitta while Chandra = Krittika ruled by Surya = hot


Like most of the men in the family, Dad was a fisherman. [Surya-Kanya ] labor.

Ammachi's family lineage is manually and financially astute [Surya-yuti-Budha] [uchcha-Budha] [2].


matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)


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


[governing-institutional Kṛttikā-2] [navamsha Chandra-Makara-Draco] intuitively sensitive class-conscious ordering

[not mulatrikona]

  • [Chandra-Urisha] comforted by precious values * settled into rhythmic gathering * needs luxury
  • [Chandra in Kṛttikā - Pleyades] soothed by confident assertion * protectors of intelligent tradition * needs to feel lineage creativity = Kri
  • [Chandra in classroom-10] comfortable with high reputation * socially recognized protector * parental style of leadership * Familiar Face to the public * sensitive to social protocol * accustomed to regulations * soothed by peak position * acculturated to executive routines * settled into the rhythm of respected roles * feels the repeating pulse of elite status * calmed by climbing hierarchical steps * anchored into lawful responsibility * undulating authority * mother may be a dignitary, a well-known figure, a principal, a prominent parent


[Chandra in classroom-10] rules

  • 12-seclusion, meditation, invisibility, enclosures, distant lands, imagination, non-transparency, internationalism + behind-the-scenes work

CAREER - 10th-from-Chandra

three kendra = pillars of the personality

  1. karmesha-10 Shukra occupies indriya- lagna
  2. bandesha-4 Mangala occupies radical lagna * Protector of the Fisher-peoples, oceans, and estuaries close ties to the birthplace
  3. Karakamsha = radical Simha indriya-lagna

Empire of Charitable Institutions

  • vyaya-pati chandra in high-visibility, executive bhava-10

[uchcha] Chandra resides in bhava-10

  • public career is emotionally based

  • world-famous intuitive healer

  • ruler-of-12 Chandra signifies meditation, intuitive and compassion

Leadership (10) promotes Mothers and Parenting

" The integrity, beauty and fragrance of future society should be expressed through mothers. The mother is the first teacher. As such, she is the one who can influence a child the most. Whatever the mother does, the child will imbibe. A mother's breast milk does more than nourish just the baby's body. It also develops the baby's mind, intellect and heart. Similarly, the life values a mother transmits to her child give it strength and courage in the future. " ~~ Ammachi, The Infinite Potential of Women (2008)


bhratru-karaka (brother) * virya-karaka (virile)


[Yogakaraka homebound-anchoring bandesha for Simha indriya-lagna]

[Yogakaraka believing-guiding dharmesha for Simha indriya-lagna]

[Kuja Dosha for alliance-1, for home-life]

[identified with foundational schoolteaching]

[promotes ancestral cultural beliefs]

[actively travels old pathways]

[protects housing-fishing-farming-transport]

[physically energized political dramatizing display]


[dramatizing Pūrvaphalgunī-1] [navamsha Mangala-Simha] [vargottamsha] intuitively competitive forward-pushing political theatrical display


  • [Mangala-Singha] vigorous pursuit of fame * creatively moving political theatre * proactive drama * push toward celebrity entitlement * champion of pageantry * military parades * brilliantly energized celebrations * invigorating parties * charmingly dominating at games * Sexually active romance * flamboyant gambling
  • [Mangala in bhava-1] forward fighter * muscular champion * competitive winner * drive toward performance vitality * embodied action * primal sexuality * pursuit of progress * direct movement * physical engineering * thrusting vigor * dominating personality * pushy * dynamic innovator * energized conquests * athletic body
  • [Kuja-yuti-Shukra] dual sexuality * energized bargaining * dynamic trading * masculine force joins feminine allure * kinetic sensuality * productive arrangements * competitive mating * vigorously balance-seeking in partnership * pursues diplomatic resolutions * innovative arrangements


[Yogakaraka] Mangala-1 rules

  • 4-foundations, cultural rhythms, ethnic basis
  • 9-doctrine, philosophy, beliefs
  • deep understanding and affinity for the common people (4)

Noted respect for customary laws and practices (4)

  • social-personality identified with patriotism (4), schools (4) doctrine and philosophy (9) and grand-children or god-children (9)


jamayah-karaka (sibling) * sandesha-karaka (message) * zisya-karaka (student)

[uchcha] [svakshetra]

[collecting-evaluating dhanesha for Simha indriya-lagna]

[friendly-economic vriddhi-pati for Simha indriya-lagna]

[Dhanayoga Budha-2 rules 11]


[entertaining-gambling Pūrvaphalgunī-1] [navamsha Budha-Simha]


[Atmakaraka instructions, messaging, commercial business, administration, event management, travel itineraries]

  • [Budha-Kanya ] ministering service communications * articulation of digestive process * talks about aid to the suffering * formulates descriptive complaints * precise programmatic conversations * delivers detailed pronouncements * grammatical expertise * logical arguments * messages about accuracy * specifies error * hands-arms-shoulders make helping gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-2] narrative of values-fulfillment * conversations about natural resources * talks about history * instructions for asset conservation * explains banking procedures * cherished recordings * discusses sound values * articulation of speech-song * quick-darting eyes-face * tells stories * defines storage methods * describes family lineage * manual preservation of collections * chats about knowledge base * conserves libraries * quick with language * manages archives * repeats from memory
  • [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


uchcha-[Budha in bhava-2] rules

  • 2-assets, accumulation, banking conservation of resources, treasuries, voice, face, song
  • 11-economic connection, friendships, community, revenues, income, marketplace profits, achievement of material-social goals

[Dhanayoga Budha-2 rules 11]


Professor Budha is a money-maker for the Simha radical nativity.

  • [uchcha-Budha] activates 11 occupies-2 yuti lagnesha Surya

Highly organized planning scheduling reporting documentation = atmakaraka [uchcha-Budha]

Budha dhanapathi-2 + vriddhi-pati-11

  • analytical with strikingly articulate and accurate perceptions

  • master of cintamani * mani * money (2)

  • source of treasuries = large assemblies, mobility in the marketplace [uchcha Budha vriddhi-pati

Tremendous Fundraiser = Vriddhi-pati-11 funding in bhava-2 collections


dhava-karaka (husband) * bahuta-karaka (variety)

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

[mysterious-revealing randhresha for Simha indriya-lagna]

[Dhanayoga = Guru-11 rules-5]


[arranging-advocating Mriga-3] [navamsha Guru-Tula]

  • [Guru-Mithuna ] cheerful communication * many merchants * conversations about belief * doctrine of inclusive messaging * expansive evangelism * detailed guidance discussions * widens the scope of management * many documents * permission to report * multiple administrative projects
  • [Guru in bhava-11] great friendliness * much networking * much achievement * big social-participation groups * several large assemblies * numerous revenues * many social-material goals * extensive marketplace linkage * a patron of community exchange systems * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be an earner-socialite-networker


randhresha-8 Guru in resides in profitable bhava-11

  • secret sources of income
  • remarkable international financial gains paired with (legally permitted) financial non-disclosure


svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wifely companion)

[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Simha indriya-lagna]

[busy-messaging vikrama-pati for Simha indriya-lagna]


[ancestral-ritualized Magha-4] [navamsha Shukra-Karkata] intuitively harmonizing protective nourishing equity balance


  • [Shukra-Singha] appreciation of regal confidence * likes admiration * enjoys applause * prefers creative partners * attracted to artistic performers * bargains to play radiant central roles * delighted by celebrity * charmed by romantic pleasures * pleased by ceremonial display * brightly theatrical arrangements
  • [Shukra-1] seeks pleasure via handsome embodiment * enjoys the company of women * graciously attractive appearance * active style of balancing * pursues adjustable arrangements * appreciation of muscular vitality * pleasing designs to adorn the head * aesthetic of new life * physical exercise to balance the brain * identified with brokerage * seeks the sweet midpoint of dynamic negotiations * energetic pursuit of equity * identified with acts of diplomacy * bargains vigorously for fair exchange * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be an athlete-innovator-pioneer
  • [Shukra-yuti-Mangala] sweetened conquests * gracious competition * appreciation for pioneering innovation * aesthetic of sporting interactions * proactive negotiations * musical brother-figure * competitive contracts * accommodating dual sexuality * prefers relationships with energetic partners


Music and Song

According to wikipedia, Ammachi and her singers have published more than 1000 recordings of bhajan (devotional song). Shukra activates 10-public image 3-publication

karmesha-10 Shukra in bhava-1 yuti dharmesha-9 Mangala

karmadharma-adhipathi yoga = high visibility executive empowerment combined with philosophical, theoretical, or doctrinal authority

Commerce* Shukra activates -3 Shukra-1

  • Shukra activates Rohini Svamsha

  • Shukra activates Arudha lagna bhava-3 communications, commercial business containing [uchcha] Shani

  • Shukra activates commercial and media-message advertising [uchcha] Shani

  • Shukra-1 adds a beautiful smile, loving face, nice teeth despite poverty of upbringing uttama Shani also favors excellent teeth and bones


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


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

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Simha indriya-lagna]

[obligation to report on trades]

[regulates announcements about alliances]

[disagreements cautiously managed]


[evolving-erupting Chitra-4] [navamsha Shani-Vrischika] intuitively lawfully just ordering secretive undisclosed transformative empowerment structure

  • [Shani-Tula] overburdened agreements * restricted leverage * mandatory bargaining * strict rules for making agreements * structural compression upon kidney-pancreas * rigidly regulated match-making * must form socially approved partnerships * must honor the lowest-common-denominator in deal-making * mandatory fairness * must normalize social justice * unyielding obligatory diplomacy * must advocate for equity * exchanges must be lawful * must continue conventional negotiations * scarce trading resources * maintainer of old bargains
  • [Shani in Bhava-3] steady time-structured dialogue * heavy responsibility for business * obstructionist younger siblings * disciplined writing * must message * obliged to explain * cautious instructions * orderly teamwork * tense interactions * communicative fatigue * chronic sadness * pessimistic mentality * stops spontaneous announcements * mental depression due to old repeating thoughts * may limit the hearing * tight time management * regulated schedules * hierarchies impose know-nothing rules * elders hold center of family


Shani occupies the emotionally imbalanced homework assignments of the 6th-from-Chandra

[uchcha] Shani-3 business vs. [uchcha] Chandra-10 public reputation: Shani occupies shad-ashtaka 6-8 from Chandra suggesting a mismatch between the exalted public persona and the realities of daily commerce. However, Shukra-1 rules both which resolves much of the mismatch into a configuration of unique personality.

uttama Shani becomes a 9-10 Yogakaraka measured from Chandra-lagna-Vrishabha


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

[for Simha indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-6 casts passionately adversarial ministering drishti into 10-12-2]

check Shani for defining source of Rahu's social-rank positioning


[commuity-linkage Uttarāṣāḍha -3] [navamsha Rahu-Kumbha] intuitively over-reaching socio-economic community connections

  • [Rahu-Makara-Draco] shimmering illusion of dignity * craving for social status * mirage of legitimate authority * mask of hierarchy * over-reaching acts of institutional leadership * fascinating ascent to respected position * unorthodox methods of social ordering * extraordinary claims to statutory jurisdiction * extravagant elitism * thrilling seniority * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of responsible governance , boss authority * seeks privilege via regulator-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-6] [beneficial placement] passion for conflict-and-remedies * in svabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter chatters cleverly in hostile environments *glamorous ministries of service * unusual servants * cunning arguments * thrilling surge of rule-breaking assistance * treats misery with unorthodox medication * astonishing accusations in criminal lawsuits * fascinating outsider insinuates into military-medical-ministry roles * craves the delusion of disagreement * mesmerizing mistreatment of laborers and animals * desires an important role in litigation * exciting injuries * opportunistic warfare * disguised as a victim * marvelous assistance to the disadvantaged * entrancing claims of alleged misdoing * may pose as a poor-sick-harmed patient * may appear as a helpful relative of the mother's people * social mobility sought via appearance of servitude


[Rahu in bhava-6] leapfrog advancement in mahadushthamsha-6 suggests gain of opportunity via service (6) to the poorest, most marginalized

Launching platform for quest to achieve privileged advantage is typically either exploitation-crime or via the helping professions


kavandha-karaka (headless) * chidra-karaka (gaping) * vasana-karaka (vacuum)

[beneficial placement Simha indriya-lagna]

[disengaged from invisible parenting roles]

[few/no boundaries within sheltered private spaces]

[no barriers to customary movement between foreign lands]

[release from ritualized imprisonment]

[unencumbered meditation upon dematerialized essence of inner security]

[unlimited defended fantasy worlds]

[unafraid of imagined land-ownership annihilation]

[may perceive non-verbal intuitive protective guidance]

[potentially unfettered awareness in cloistered marine settings]

[passively fixated on ambitious regulatory Rahu-Makara-Draco-6 enemies, animals, assistants, servants]


[dramatizing-demonstrating Pushya-1] [navamsha Ketu-Simha]

  • [Ketu-Karkata] calmly dissociates from foundational habits * surrenders material security * placidly empty shelters * disregards conventional caretaking * not limited by customary routines * ignores restriction on farming-and-fishing * abandons owned-stewarded property * forgives the ancestors * releases a soothing pink cloud of ancient rhythms into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-12] forsaken by ghosts [beneficial] * eccentric research * limitless imagination * scattered intuitive insights * ambivalent toward foreigners * peculiar paternal grandmother * blurs fantasy boundaries * unstructured meditations * passive isolation * foggy clairsentience * releases invisibility * dissolves privacy * abandons the veil between perceptual worlds * ignores imprisonment * unless other graha in 12, may prefer to live free from father's mother + mother's father


[Ketu in Bhava-12] can indicate saintly detachment from material fascinations

QUOTATION Das / Behari commentary WRT Magha-pada-2

" You will struggle with poverty until your 28th year,

  • but enjoy sudden changes after that.

You may have difficulty getting along with the opposite sex."


for the male only, from: QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 107

" Likes to dress in white,

  • is very dignified and independent

  • and does not fill a subordinate position happily of gracefully.

Is somewhat jealous .

A most intelligent person

  • and a dangerous opponent."

QUOTATION from 300 Combinations 1912-1998 Jyotiṣ ika B. V. Raman

16. Subha-Vesi Yoga

" Definition:

  • If planets other than the Moon occupy the 2nd from the Sun , Vesi Yoga is formed.


  • The person will be fortunate, happy, virtuous, famous and aristocratic."


Guru Ammachi of Kerala = honorific BT 09:09 * 27-Sep-1953 in Parayakadavu (Amritapuri) Kerala India

This birth data is said to consist of "passport birthday" (concocted for purpose of getting a passport when no birth papers exist) plus honorific BT plus known name of birthplace village.


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