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Astrological Case study of Oprah Winfrey via Char dasha

In last articles of char dasha, I have used char dasha as taught by K.N.Rao in first article in the series, Char dasha of Irangnati Rangacharya on female horoscope in second article in the series and Char dasha of Irangnati Rangacharya on male horoscope in Third article in this series, now in this fourth article in this series. We will use Char Dasha as it is found in Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra. Some people says Jaimini was disciple of son of parashara hence their teachings are same but Parashara have wrote in Shloka format that is easy to understand as compared to the sutra style of writing opted by Jaimini. We will not go into the debate of who was ancient and who was not. Rather that that we will apply what we can find in BPHS in chart of Mrs. Oprah Winfrey and will see the results along with Vimshottari dasha. Why I am also using Vimshottari Dasha is because any event have to be seen by at least 2 dasha so that astrologer can be sure of the prediction he is making or going to make and the second things is as Char Dasha is a rashi dasha changes are not that much clearly shown in dasha periods when events happens in interval of small time so for that reason I always recommend use of Vimshottari dasha along with any dasha of your likelihood. After all Vimshottari dasha is the king above all.


Direct or Reverse
– based on the sign in 9th house we have to decide order of dasha weather zodiacal or anti-zodiacal. Is in 9th house be Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius dasha will run in direct order and if remaining signs are in 9th house from ascendant dasha will run in anti-zodiacal direction.

Dasha years – count from dasha sign to sign lord based on oddity of sign (not of 9th house but of sign) so for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius count direct from sign to lord and for remaining sign reverse from sign to lord. Then divide it by one for example if lord be in 9th house then 9 – 1 = 8 years will be dasha years. If lord is debilitated subtract one more year and if exalted add one year, if lord is in the same sign give it 12 years. (in case if Jupiter is debilitated and we are counting dasha years for Sagittarius then he will get 0 years and in second cycle that will start after completing of all signs that can very per chart the dasha of Sagittarius will have full 12 years, for dasha years of other signs subtract the year given to sign in first cycle by 12 and the remaining will be dasha years in second cycle) No dasha can exceed 12 years so Mercury is Virgo for Virgo dasha will be 12 years only.

Exception – sign Aquarius have two Lord Saturn and Rahu and Scorpio Mars and Ketu, for calculation of periods of these signs take both the lords into consideration. Using the rules given below 

1. If one of the lord is in sign take another

2. If both are somewhere else together count till that sign minus one

3. If both are at different places count till the one who is more powerful (use jaimini strength here – Explained in earlier articles in this series)

Keeping the calculations in brief now let we go to chart analysis

Oprah Winfrey | 29th January 1954 | 04:30AM | Kosciusko, Mississippi | 33N03/89W35

We are taking vimshottari dasha from moon, because ascendant is weak due to ascendant lord being placed in 6th house and ascendant aspected by Saturn whereas Moon is in Scorpio with sign lord mars and aspected by Jupiter. Hence is quiet much strong also Ascendant have 31 SAV points as compared to the sign moon is placed in that have 35 SAV points, so we will initiate Vimshottari Dasha from moon.

General Chart Reading –
I was about to change her D9 ascendant watching her complexion but due to Desh, Kala, Patra and aspect of Saturn on D1 ascendant haven’t changed that.

Talk Show Host, Actress, Business Executive – lord of 10th house from ascendant is mercury that is in 4th house in D9 with Jupiter in the sign of sun that in D9 is in ascendant with Venus, Mercury in D9 is aspected by Saturn. In D1 10th lord is in 2nd house with Sun (Powerful personality) Venus and Mercury himself Media and Rahu (Modern communication) in her D10 moon is in 9th house thus she is self employed. Her 10th house in D10 is aspected by Mercury the Mimic and 10th lord by Rahu modern communication. He also signifies acting as he acted like god in churning of the ocean scene. D10 ascendant having sun and Venus shows her profession and her status in that and ascendant lord of D10 in 2nd house shows her income and money through profession.

She was featured in list of billionaires in “Forbes” magazine (2003) – In her Kashinath Hora Chart. Her ascendant lord of D2 is in 8th house showing money after hard-work and struggle. But there he is also 11th from 10th house showing hard-work never goes in vein. 2nd house lord of her D1 “Karyesh” Saturn is in 3rd house in her D2 being malefic planet he is good in 3rd house in Taurus sign a friendly sign he is very good therein. That Saturn is also over her AL in D2 showing hard-work and money is related to her Status in society, 2nd lord of her D2 is in 2nd house itself, with 5th lord moon making powerful Dhan yoga, that mars is also 9th lord in D2 showing luck and fortune supporting her monetary side of life. In Her D2 she has Chandra-Mangal Yoga good for monetary benefit. Gaja Kesri yoga good name and fame due to this but in bad axis of 2nd and 8th house shows struggle but as it is in 2nd house its fructification was in earlier part of life. But due to Jupiter that is also D2 lord it was not visible till 2nd part of life. In her D2 she also has so many Raajyogas and other powerful Yogas and Vipreet yoga too showing her rise and fortunes. From her AL in D2 2nd lord is in 10th house with AL lord Venus and 4th lord Sun again showing her financial condition, in her Rashi chart 2nd lord is in 11th house and 11th lord in 2nd house aspected by ascendant lord Jupiter in her 2nd house of D1 chart there is combination between 11th 6th 5th 10th 7th 3rd lord showing her rise in financial condition after marriage, hard-work, with luck and blessings.

Raped at 9 (1963) and 5 subsequent years of sexual abuse (1963-1968)
Vimshottari Dasha – Mercury/Mercury - Mercury is her 7th and 10th lord, 7th house is seen for sexual activities along with 8th 12th and 3rd house. In her D30 mercury is 8th lord and also depositor of Moon that is 8th lord in her D1. Mercury in D30 is aspected by mars and Rahu that is also bad and as 4th house in female chart shows her virginity malefic present there in D30 is indicated at some bad events related to virginity. In her 8th house in D1 Ketu is there aspected by Saturn that is bad.

Char Dasha – Scorpio/Taurus – Scorpio is her 12th house of sex with Mars that is GK bad event (significator of 6th and 8th house) with AmK showing very bad event that was going to happen. Taurus is her 6th house with MK significator of 4th house that can also signify her virginity. That is also afflicted there due to aspect of Saturn, Rahu, Sun and Ketu and also in Dasha sign a malefic mars is present showing bad event.

Subsequent 5 years of sexual abuse (1963-1968)

Char Dasha – the whole event continued till Scorpio dasha about which we have seen clarification in last paragraph. It is also aspected by Sun, Rahu, and Ketu and has Mars in that sign too much malefic influence. Mars in Graha Chakra (GC) signifies 4th house of virginity and Moon 5th house significator in Graha Chakra, (it is evident to note here that due to this abuse she became pregnant at age 14 and the child died after 2 weeks from complications of being born 2 months premature) Mars and Moon in female horoscopy signify her menstruation cycles and pregnancy as well. See Moon is also debilitated here signifying death of the child. If we see her D7 where a female sign is rising so if we take 9th house of first child and see then we will find 9th lord Mercury is in ascendant in Capricorn with Saturn ascendant lord being in Dig bala and ascendant lord he does show children but being with Ketu (in Rahu Ketu Axis he shows death too) and as the Rahu Ketu axis is in 1-7 axis it is significant to note that astrodatabank doesn’t show information about his progeny from marriage. If you search on Google regarding this answer in the very first result will be “her interview with a report in which she said” "If I had kids, my kids would hate me," the mogul told The Hollywood Reporter. "They would have ended up on the equivalent of the Oprah show talking about me; because something (in my life) would have had to suffer and it would've probably been them." Readers can see how beautifully Vedic astrology shows this with one of the main tools of Vedic astrology known as divisional charts.

In 1968 when her child was born it was Libra MD which is 10th house in her D7 2nd marak from 9th house of first children. In D1 Libra is 11th house 7th from 5th marak. Having Saturn that is DK that shows death and in GC he is significator of 3rd house marak for 2nd house of children i.e. 9th house. The sign Libra is aspected by Jupiter that is significator of children in bad house 6th aspected By Mars debilitated Moon and Rahu. That is also MK that took the bliss of being mother from her. Her 5th lord is also afflicted by being in 12th house from ascendant and 8th house from 5th house. PK Venus in 2nd house is afflicted due to Sun and Rahu and Mercury too that is malefic due to company of Sun and Rahu that Venus is also defeated in planetary war with Sun.

Vimshottari dasha - suffering continued till half of his mercury dasha that we have already seen mercury is also depositor of her A5. Those is also further afflicted there and remember he is Badhak that is there with 6th lord, and Rahu showing too much badha in his period, showing bad events in his period, showing suffering in his period.

In 1968 it can be Sun AD or Moon AD but as we have seen moon already afflicted too much with 5th lord and 5th karak we can safely say it have to be AD of moon only to time the event.

Won 2 beauty titles, when she was in college now see Venus and Sun placed in Taurus in her D9 ascendant.
By Age 19 became a CBS news journalist

Char Dasha –
Virgo/Taurus-Aquarius – we can see Virgo is her 10th house the event is clear. Taurus and Aquarius are two contenders for Antardasha as we don’t know the exact date there is a tussle between them but as Taurus is 6th house having ascendant lord it wins for the position and we can say it should have happened that time only. But as Aquarius is her D10 ascendant it can also be there.

Vimshottari Dasha- Mercury/Rahu – Mercury is her 10th lord in D1 and aspecting 10th house in D10 and Rahu is in 2nd house inD1 with 10th lord also aspecting 10th house in D1 as well as in D10 using his 3rd aspect (I do use 3rd 5th 9th 11th aspect for Rahu and no aspect for Ketu 3rd and 11th from Rahu will be 5th and 9th of Ketu)

She left college
– in Her D24 9th lord of college education is debilitated in 3rd house bad house and 9th house is aspected by Rahu as well as Jupiter that too is debilitated both the significator of education as well as wisdom is debilitated but Jupiter being dikbali and in Kendra is powerful as compared to mercury to show that she has real wisdom and also monetary gains, after leaving college she was earning $15,000 per year.

“People are taking” T.V. Show she did in 1977
Char Dasha – Virgo/Cancer-Aries – Virgo dasha is the same 10th house in D1 chart showing profession/career/work. As Ketu in GC is significator of 2nd and 11th house money houses is in Cancer as compared to Aries that is in 8th from 10th house in D1 Cancer AD looks stronger to provide this career to her. In D10 that cancer is 6th house as compared to Aries that is 3rd house 6th from 10th he looks more favorable to give her a debut show.

Vimshottari dasha – Mercury/Saturn – mercury we have seen is 10th lord in D1 and in D10 is aspecting 10th house in D1 Saturn is depositor of 10th lord mercury and is in 11th house showing gains that she had due to change in career. In D10 Saturn is in 2nd house of wealth, aspecting 11th house of income, and id lord of D10 ascendant and is with Ketu co-lord of 10th house of D10. Readers should remember that as 2nd and 11th houses shows money so they also becomes important for profession along with 6th house of service, 7th house of business, and 10th house of profession. 

Started dating “Stedman Graham” in May 1986
Before that she had unsatisfactory love relationships of short periods. We have already seen conditions of her 5th house and 5th lord along with of Venus that shows love, physical attraction, and desire to marry. But as he was her future husband we have to see 9th house whose lord is in 2nd house 6th from 9th house means improvement needed but he is also in Raajyogas and is powerful due to being winner in planetary war. In D9 we can see he is powerful due to him being in Taurus with Venus. See her 7th house lord is mercury that is in 2nd house 8th from 7th in D1 but the same mercury in D9 is with Jupiter that shows husband in female chart in 4th house showing good relationship. 7th house doesn’t have any aspect of planet in D1 not graha aspect neither rashi aspect. Readers should remember that sages haven’t admired any planet in 7th house and its best to have empty 7th house for good marital life. As we can see A5 and A9 both are in her 7th house showing all her fortune in her 7th house. And A7 in 9th house this exchange between Arudh of 9th and 7th houses shows rise in her luck after marriage. In her D9 Rahu is in MKS in 9th house but 9th lord is in his house in 10th house. 7th house is also aspected by 9th and 10th lord Saturn again showing rise in luck as well as professional advancement after marriage. It is also aspected by Sun the 4th lord showing peace in marital life and Venus ascendant and 6th lord of D9Venus being in his own house is giving effect of ascendant not of 6th house that is he have given he should have ended it in divorce. 7th lord of D9 is in 3rd house being a malefic is good there; he is also in 9th from 7th house good. Is having Neech bhang from 2 methods shows gradual progress after marriage. What about affliction that is also there on 7th house due to that they didn’t have had fortune or fruits of marriage that is progeny. One more important that have to be noticed here is that they got engaged to be married in November 1992 but the ceremony never took place.

Char Dasha – Cancer/Scorpio – cancer is her 8th house of sex (dating!!) with Ketu that shows 11th house of friend circle and dating 7th from 5th in GC and is also co-depositor of moon that is in 12th house love is always mental so is attraction. It is aspected by Mars (DK) Moon (Mind/Romance) Jupiter (significator of husband) but moon is also GK obstacle in marriage in that dasha. Scorpio is the 12th house that we have seen in between the lines so no further clarifications are being given.

Vimshottari dasha – Venus/Venus/Sun – Venus is PK significator of 5th house that shows romance/love and also he is natural significator of these things too. Sun are lord of 5th from 5th in 2nd house and also depositor of A7 showing that husband has come to her life?

She made an international debut on “the Oprah Winfrey show” on 8th September 1986
This was the show that activated Raajyoga for her. We already have see Dhan Yogas in her chart.

Char Dasha – Cancer/Scorpio/Cancer/Aquarius/Capricorn

Cancer as we have seen has Ketu in it that signifies 2nd and 11th house in GC. Cancer is aspected by AmK profession DK money and GK that shows 6th house of profession. It have Shree Lagna in it that is position of Lakshmi in horoscope along with Ghatika Lagna that shows power to the native (the show was on her own name) cancer is also aspected by HL showing wealth and A10 showing her work/profession. Scorpio is where DK is placed in that shows business/self-employment. Scorpio is also aspected by 11th lord Venus and 2nd house of Money. Mars signifies 4th and Moon 5th house in GC making Raajyoga. Aquarius is 3rd house having aspect of 2nd lord Saturn from 11th house of income, aspect of A2, and also aspected by SL and GL. Capricorn is the 2nd house itself of money having 11th lord Venus 9th lord Sun 7th and 10th lord mercury in it showing manifestation of all these things. It is further aspected by A7 and A10 showing self-employed profession or business. And also aspected by AmK Jupiter that shows profession.

Vimshottari Dasha – Venus/Venus/Moon/Sun/Jupiter –
Venus is 11th lord in 2nd house making Dhan yoga. He is also depositor of Lagna lord Jupiter showing fortune. Moon is 4th lord in 12th house afflicted making Vipreet Raajyoga showing her rise after hardship. Also moon is lord of GL over HL making it a Raajyoga showing fructification of Power as well as wealth in his period he is also lord of SL. Sun is 9th lord of luck in 2nd house along with 11th lord and 10th lord 7th lord 6th lord making powerful Raajyoga as well as Dhan Yoga. In the end Jupiter lord of 1st and 4th house comes 1st house is very vital without it being strong a person can’t achieve anything. He is in 6th house aspecting 11th lord 2nd house and 10th house and being aspected by lord of GL, SL, and 5th lord making Raajyoga as well as Dhan yoga. This is a very powerful time as we can see that have activated Raajyoga and Dhan yoga both for her at the same time and as its result she was into Forbes list of billionaires as well as she became a powerful personality. By 1999 this activation brought her fortune of $415 Million.

Engaged to “Graham “on October/November 1992
Char Dasha – Gemini/Virgo – Gemini is her 7th house that shows marriage. Virgo is her 10th house aspected by 7th house as well as UL. The event is very much clear.

Vimshottari Dasha – Venus/Mars-Rahu – Venus in D1 is with her 7th lord and in D9 ascendant he is in his house aspecting 7th house Mars is 7th lord in D9 and in D1 is aspecting 7th house and Rahu in D1 is also with 7th lord mercury and in D9 is in 9th house the main house. Both are equally strong both can give her marriage but why they never married although being engaged.

Her UL is in Pisces 5th there from is Ketu denying children. Lord of UL is in 6th house aspected by Mars and debilitated moon along with Rahu. In D10 he is in 4th house aspected by Saturn, lord of 2nd house from UL is in 12th house in D1 and 3rd house in D9 with Ketu showing de-attachment and with debilitated moon in D1 showing no marriage. Mars that is malefic and debilitated moon that is malefic aspects 2nd from UL. Does this show no marriage (no!!) Jupiter lord of UL in quadrant to D9 ascendant shows marriage/physical relationship but 2nd from UL that shows nourishment to him this much afflicted and his lord also afflicted in D9 shows No and the middle way is the result. Natural relationship between AK Mercury and DK Mars is not that much good (as well as temporal) to give him a desire for marriage that is important when AK and DK is in 3-11 to each other. As per desire is concerned we can also see her Tithi Lord moon in 12th house a bad house where he also makes Balarishta debilitated shows disappointments and in watery sign that shows due to being hurt in the relationship she took the hard decision.

Sued by “Texas cattlemen” trial date 20 January 1998
Char Dasha – Gemini/Leo/Gemini/Leo/Libra – Gemini is 7th house of badha, Leo is 9th house aspected by Badhkesh as well as Sun, Saturn, Rahu showing problems that she faced. Leo also has Pada of A7 badha. (Was it also the reason behind her marital life problem?) Libra is the 11th house where depositor of badhkesh as well as significator of 6th house in Natural zodiac and 3rd house in GC Saturn is placed in.

Vimshottari dasha – Venus/Jupiter/Mars/Mercury/Moon- Venus is 6th lord with badhkesh, Jupiter is in 6th house, Mars is aspecting 6th house Mercury is badhkesh with 6th lord and moon in the end is aspecting 6th house being debilitated himself.

Great fame due to being on “Forbes” list of billionaires on 27 February 2003
Char Dasha – Taurus/Taurus/Gemini/Capricorn/Virgo – Taurus is 6th house where AmK is placed in that in GC signifies 1st and 10th house 1st house is for fame that she got due to money that Jupiter naturally signifies. Gemini is the 7th house of public and his lord is in 2nd house with 11th lord, Capricorn is 2nd house where all Jaimini as well as Parashara raajyogas are forming it is also aspected by HL Virgo is her 10th house and almost all application of Gemini will apply to that keeping in mind that 10th house signifies fame.

Vimshottari dasha – Venus/Mercury/Mars/Jupiter/Rahu
– Venus is lord of AL showing fame, Mercury is lord of 7th house public and 10th house name and fame. Mars is 5th and 12th lord in 12th house showing fame because he is with Moon that shows Fame because he is Karaka of AL. Jupiter is ascendant lord of self aspecting 10th house of fame and also lord of AL as well as 7th and 10th. Rahu is with lord of AL 7th and 10th house aspecting 10th house as well as ascendant lord that show the native self.

Opened school in South Africa on 2 January 2007
Char Dasha – Taurus/Aries/Leo/Cancer/Libra – Taurus is the 6th house where teacher Jupiter is placed in. Aries is 5th house of education, Leo is 9th house of fortune as well as secondary education, and Cancer is 4th house having Ketu that in GC shows 2nd and 11th house and Libra 11th house showing gains as well as having AL improvement in image and status in society.

Vimshottari dasha – Sun/Rahu/Jupiter/Saturn/Mars – Sun being 9th lord shows schools, Rahu co-lord of 3rd house shows schools too as 3rd is Upadesha showing preaching’s will be given to that place. Jupiter signifies teachers in this chart he is also lord of 4th house that shows institutions as well as home, homeland, Saturn is aspecting ascendant the self, 5th house of education, and lord of 3rd house of Upadesha and 2nd house of finance in 2nd house of gains (basically what I am indicating here is expenditure of money in making school for improvement of AL over which Saturn is that shows image and for making money 2nd and 11th combined can show investor) mars as 5th lord aspecting 3rd and 7th house finalizes the event as making of something where Upadesha 3rd house will be given for 7th house public.

In this article we can see justifying events was very easy. (It can also be my inability) to use other systems properly. But readers can see how like butter everything is justified. People say BPHS is not in complete form is adulterated in which I can only say first read and understand all what is available then search for remaining parts we are not even able to understand even 5% of BPHS. Adulteration on that I can only say our mind can be corrupted but the writing of sage can never be as pointed out in last article in the series for answering the quest the best answer is own research. That we all must do. In the next and last article with one another chart I will use all the 3 variation of Char dasha and will try to find out what is working and what is not. But we should once again remember it is their research and for our growth we have to do our.

Vedic astrology is a vast science the deeper you go the more you will be benefitted. Reading and thinking over classics is the key that can give you pearls of this science.

Om Tat Sat
Shubham Alock
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