Thursday, January 24, 2013

Rosemary Clooney

Rosemary Clooney is a famous actress and singer. She was famous through 1950's and went through a slump in 1960's due to drug addiction and depression. In 1977, she made a comeback. I'm interested in two aspects of her horoscope -- her career as an artist, struggles with depression.

As many  texts have suggested, we should always analyze the horoscope from the stronger of Chandralagna and Lagna. In this particular case, the lagna lord has a shadbala of 113 whereas the lord of the Chandralagna  (Moon) has 137 points. So, let's analyze the horoscope from Moon.


  • The easiest point to notice is that the 9th and 10th lords have exchanged. This is the best Rajayoga according to many of our texts including BPHS. 
  • The 10th house has Venus and Jupiter. Venus represents arts and Jupiter represents knowledge. I've seen Jupiter and Venus together in the 10th house in many artists' horoscopes. One unexpected point, though, is that Jupiter and Venus are fairly apart. 
  • Venus is in the constellation of the 2nd lord (represents speech). This could be the indication that the native is a singer.
  • The 5th house from Moon has Saturn, Ketu, Maandi and Gulika. Scorpio is the natural 8th house (indicates secrets, addictions). Note that Saturn is retrograde. There is no benefic aspect at all. Quoting from "A Catechism of Astrology" by BV Raman (Q. 39 in the chapter titled Vocation):
Scorpio Rasi governs intoxicants, debilitated Venus or Saturn also govern the same. When Scorpio happens to be the 8th house or the 3rd house and Venus or Saturn occupies an afflicted position, the native will be addicted to intoxicants.

Saturn is the lord of the 8th house (intoxication) who is retrograde and positioned in the natural sign of intoxication. Ketu also indicates addiction. So, together these caused drug addiction. Since this combination happened in the 5th house (of mind, intellect), depression seems to have resulted.
  • Mercury could not give his complete results since he is in Rasi Sandhi (cusp of Taurus and Gemini). Nevertheless, he is in the constellation of Mars (who formed Rajayoga with Jupiter and is a Yogakaraka for Cancer lagna). So, he gave good results initially. But slowly it waned.
  • It's well documented (read Hindu Predictive Astrology by BV Raman) that Me/Sa is a very bad phase. In this case, both Mercury and Saturn are in Mercury's constellation, who is not a great benefic (owns 3rd and 12th houses). Precisely during this time, several problems surrounded her. Her husband's infidelity seems to have affected her. Saturn, the 7th lord who represents husband, is retrograde in 5th house (mind). Saturn is also the baadhaka for the 10th house. 
  • She was in psychotherapy for most of the Ketu dasa. Ketu, who is exalted in the 5th house, did not seem to help.
  • Eventually, Venus dasa has worked out for her. Venus is the 11th lord in 10th house in 2nd lord's constellation. Association of those three lords is a Rajayoga. Note that Venus himself is a malefic since he owns 4th and 11th houses. So, Ve/Ve did not give great results. From then on Sun (2nd lord in 11th house in own constellation), Moon 1st lord in own house Jupiter's constellation, Mars (10th lord in 9th house), Rahu in 11th house in Moon's constellation have all given good results. All these years have given good results.
  • She died during the Rahu antardasa (Rahu is with the 2nd lord with the aspect of the 8th lord, hence a Maraka). That she died during Moon's dasa is a little unexpected since Moon is a benefic for the horoscope.

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