Continuing with the theme of royalties and politicians, Chart 3 is Queen Victoria of England. She ruled for 63 years and her reign was called the Victorian era due to the prosperity and industrialization that took place in her time. Her rule commenced in June of 1837. In Chara Dasha, it was the Aries period. Now did you notice any thing special with regards to this period? Aries has two benefics and Jupiter another benefic falls in the 10th from it. So from Aries, the Kendras have only benefics in them. Also Jupiter here is doubly important, it becomes the AmK falling in the 10th from Aries. Now the most important part with regard to this paper, Jupiter becomes a true Yogada, aspecting the HL, GL BL, natal Ascendant and the 7th house. It was the Aries period with Jupiter,planet placed in the 10th from it, when she became queen.
Chart 3: Queen Victoria: Born May 24, 1819 at 4h. 04m. London, UK (51 N 30, 00 W 07)
Chart 4: Barrack Obama: Born August 4, 1961. At 7h. 24m. at Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (21 N 8, 157 W)
The last illustration in the line of politicians and rulers is that of former President Barack Obama (Chart 4). To truly appreciate Obama’s chart one has to look at his Navamsa where most of the planets have great dignity. But sticking to the natal chart, he became the President in 2008. It was his Aquarius period. Focus on Mars in the 8th house, which is 7th from Aquarius. He becomes a Yogada planet aspecting the HL, GL and the natal Ascendant. This is a very important factor which should not be overlooked.
Staying in the stratosphere of royalties but taking it down a notch brings one to a celebrity, Hollywood movie star John Travolta (Chart 5). Travolta was a struggling actor and singer in Hollywood in the early seventies. He played a character in the TV series, Welcome back, Kotter, but his stardom was unremarkable compared to what he achieved shortly afterwards. In 1977, became a sensation with Saturday Night Fever and then in 1978 he cemented his fame with the release of Grease. Both films were amongst the most commercially successful films of the decade. This breakthrough came in Taurus Dasa. There are many factors for this, AmK Mercury in the 10th along with the Sun the planet of celebrity. The Moon is in the 4th house, a Kendra, and Venus and Mercury in the 10th house, again a Kendra from Taurus, but what should also be noticed is that Jupiter in Taurus along with all the planets in Aquarius are Yogada planets. So now there is a Yogada planet in the house whose Dasa is in operation and then, three planets in the 10th from the Dasa period. It simply was a fantastic period for him. John Travolta has had success even afterwards, but never came close to the stardom that was achieved during the Taurus period.
Chart 5: John Travolta: Born February 18, 1954 at 2h.53m. at Englewood, New Jersey, USA (40 N 53, 73 W 58)
Chart 6: Marilyn Monroe: Born June 1, 1926 at 9h.30m. Los Angles, California, USA (34 N 03, 118 W 15).
Chart 6 is of Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe. Do you see the similarity with that of John Travolta’s horoscope? Like Travolta she too has Cancer rising and her AmK Mars goes to the 8th house. From Taurus, which has a benefic, there is AmK in the 10th with another benefic Jupiter. Now focus on Taurus. It has GL, Mercury as well as Sun aspecting the GL, natal Ascendant and the HL in Libra. It was exactly her Taurus period which kick started her ascent from relative obscurity to immortal fame.
Moving on from Hollywood but still keeping up with the stars, here is one who certainly achieved baseball immortality. Pete Rose, (Chart 7) who holds the record for the maximum number of hits in major league baseball along with a whole host of records. Do you notice any thing unusual about his horoscope? There are three exalted planets and three debilitated planets. Since his Ascendant is Pisces, a dual sign, containing his GL, HL and BL, so all the planets in Pisces, namely, Mercuy and Venus will become true Yogadas. Do you want to guess which period brought him the stardom? You would be absolutely correct if you guessed Gemini, from where both Yogada planets fall in the 10th, plus there is an unobstructed Argala from Jupiter, Saturn and the Sun from the 2nd house, exalted Mars from the 11th and the Moon from the 9th house. It was indeed a superb period for Pete Rose where he won 3 world series and was the MVP of the national league. His team in the 70’s, the Cincinnati Reds, are considered one of the best teams of all time.
Chart 7: Born: April 14, 1941 at 5h.45m. at Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (39 N 09, 84 W 27).
Chart 8: M.S. Dhoni: Born July 7, 1981 at 11h.15m. at Ranchi, Jharkhand (23 N 21, 85 E 20)
Here is another case (Chart 8) with a dual sign Ascendant and that too, of a sportsperson from a different field Mahendra Singh Dhoni, captain of the Indian cricket team. His horoscope is very powerful with the Moon being aspected by four planets forming a tremendous Jaimini Raja Yoga. His HL is in Saggitarius and BL as well as GL are in Virgo, so all the planets in Virgo and Gemini become Yogadas. From a relative outsider, Dhoni not only captured the imagination of the team but also that of the entire country. You guessed it right, it happened in the Sagittarius period from where three jof the five Yogada planets fall in the 10th and the remaining two aspect the 10th. As mentioned before as well, the Yogada planet is not the only factor, but I truly believe it is one of the major contributors to a period which can promise great results under the right circumstances.
My research studies show that one should definitely make a note of the signs containing the Yogada planets. If the planets have strength and there are other factors supporting a career rise, then the results can be quite spectacular. These periods can represent something of a peak in a person’s life, making one a star.