33 Oprah Winfrey Kapha

Birth Chart Navamsha

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Jan. 29, 1954, 04 30 AM, Koscuisko MS, 89W35, 33N03

Ascendant - 06° 27' Sag.

Sun - 15° 46' Capricorn

Moon - 11° 18' Scon

Mars - 00° 21' Scorpio

Mercury - 25° 56' Cap.

Jupiter - 23° 26' Taurus Rx

Venus - 15° 38' Cap.

Saturn - 15° 49' Libra

Rahu - 00° 01' Cap.

Ketu - 00° 01' Cancer

Planetary Periods

Birth - Saturn/Moon

Mercury - Sept. 15, 1961

Ketu - Sept. 15, 1977

Venus-Sept. 15, 1985

Sun - Sept. 15, 2005

Moon-Sept. 15, 2011

The dominant planet in Oprah Winfrey's chart, not surprisingly, is expansive Jupiter. Jupiter marks her planetary type and her Kapha constitution. Jupiter is the lord of the Ascendant, Sagittarius, and is located in a Kapha and earthy sign Taurus. It aspects both the Sun and the Moon and all the other planets except Saturn. Located in the sixth house of health and digestion, it also impacts the body and immune system, aspecting the sixth lord Venus as well. This gives her an interest in health and healing as well, making her into something of a care-giver through the media.

Venus in its own sign in the Navamsha Ascendant of Taurus contributes to the Kapha in her nature. Her emotional nature is colored by her Scorpio Moon located in the twelfth house, adding spirituality to her nature, and providing an interest in psychology as well.

This chart has many combinations for wealth (dhana yogas), notably an exchange between Venus and Saturn as the eleventh and second lords, the two main houses of income, with Saturn itself exalted. Venus is with Mercury, the tenth lord and the Sun, the ninth lord, which together form a Raja Yoga or royal combination in the second house of wealth. Yet the Moon and Mars in the twelfth house of loss as well as the Jupiterian disposition make for a great deal of generosity. Note that she achieved great success under her Venus major period.

PART FOUR

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EDIC knowledge was transmitted by various great teachers called rishis or seers because of their direct perception of universal truth. Vedic astrology, Ayurveda and Yoga derive from the same ancient Vedic teachers and tradition.

Vedic astrology as it developed historically goes back mainly to the great sage Vasishta, the seer of the seventh book of the Rig Veda, and his grandson Parashara. Vasishta is probably the most famous rishi of the Rig Veda and has the largest number of hymns attributed to him.58 Parashara also has several very important and esoteric hymns to Agni in the Rig Veda.59

The astrological text attributed to Parashara, theBrihat Parashara Hora Shastra remains the most important text in Vedic astrology today and the Parashara school and system remains the most dominant, particularly in north India.60 While there were many Parasharas, and the Parashara of Vedic astrology was probably a much later figure than the first Parashara of the Rig Veda, his school preserves much of the astrological knowledge attributed to the Vasishta family.61

The Vasishta family or gotra also pioneered the main tradition of compiling the Vedas. The last Vyasa or compiler of the Vedas, Krishna Dwaipayana (often simply called Vyasa, though he was the twenty-eighth, not the first in the line) to whom the existent compilation of the Vedas is attributed, was in the gotra of Parashara.

Meanwhile, the main Yoga traditions in India follow the same line as Vedic astrology, going back to Parashara and Vasishta, with Patanjali, the compiler of the Yoga Sutras, himself being in the Vasishta line.

Vasishta himself was well known as a great yogi.62

Ayurveda as it developed historically goes back mainly to the rishi Bharadvaja of the Angirasa order of Rishis, the son of Brihaspati, and seer of the sixth book of the Rig Veda. Ayurvedic knowledge was transmitted through his descendants like Dhanvantari, king of Kashi (Benaras).

However, Ayurveda and Vedic astrology are closely connected to all the three main Vedic seer families - the Angirasas, Bhrigus and Kashyapas, which themselves are related to the stars and planets. The Angirasa order, the main Vedic seer family, born of the coals of Agni or the sacred fire, is led by Brihaspati or the planet Jupiter.63 The Atharva Rishis, in whose Atharva Veda we find the oldest Vedic descriptions of countering both health problems (the roots of Ayurvedic treatment) and stellar afflictions (the roots of Vedic astrological remedial measures), are a special branch of the Angirasas.

The Bhrigu order, the second main Vedic seer family, born of the bright light of the sacred fire,64 is led by Shukra or the planet Venus. The Bhrigus were great teachers of the Ayurvedic science of rejuvenation (Rasayana) as well as of Tantra, Yoga and Vedic astrology, including the famous Bhrigu Samhita, a key Vedic astrology teaching that contains the karmic life records of numerous people both born and yet to be born! The oldest line of Vedic astrology, that of the text Surya Siddhanta, is attributed to the sage Asura Maya, who is generally regarded as a teacher in the Bhrigu line.65 The Vasishtas, we should note, combined both Angirasa and Bhrigu lines.66 The Vasishtas themselves were offshoots of the Agastya line, which is still strong in South India, and like it was both an Angirasa and Bhrigu line.

The Kashyapa order, the third main Vedic seer line, relates to the sage Kashyapa which is a name for the Sun as the perceiver of all and relates to the form of the Sun God called Pushan. It had many great yogis, astrologers and doctors in its family as well. The Buddha was placed in this line as well, with Kashyapa as the name of the Buddha that existed five thousand years before the present Shakyamuni Buddha.

Following Vedic inner-outer connections, the Vedic Rishis relate to specific stars, which parallel certain parts of the body. For example, the seven primary Vedic Rishis are identified both with the seven stars of the Big Dipper and the seven sensory openings in the head (the two eyes, two ears, two nostrils and mouth). The Vedic lunar constellations or Nakshatras are also said to be the domains of certain Rishis.

Agni - Fire as a cosmic and biological principle Angaraka - Mars

Angirasas - Rishi line born of Agni Angular Houses (Kendras) - Houses 1, 4, 7 and 10 Antardasha - Secondary planetary period Ascendant - Rising Sign

Aspect - Influences of planets cast onto the zodiac from their position

Atman - Higher Self

Avataras - Divine incarnations

Ayanamsha - Difference between sidereal and tropical zodiac

Ayur or Ayus - Longevity

Ayurveda - Vedic science of medicine

Bhava - House in Vedic astrology

Bhrigus - Rishi line born of Varuna

Bhukti - Secondary planetary period

Bija mantra - Single syllable mantras

Brahma - Cosmic creator

Brihaspati - Jupiter, Rishi

Budha - Mercury

Chandra - Moon

Dasha - Planetary period

Debilitation - Worst sign location for a planet

Devata - Deity

Dhana Yoga - Planetary combination for wealth

Divisional Charts - Secondary charts like the Drekkana that divide the signs into various smaller sections

Drishti - Aspect in Vedic astrology

Duhsthanas (Difficult Houses) - Houses 6, 8 and 12

Exaltation - Best sign location for a planet

Gandanta - End portion of water signs and first portion of fire signs, said to cause difficulties

Ganesha - Elephant-headed God, governs time, karma and wisdom Gayatri - Special verse to thé Sun God as Savitar Gochara - Transit Graha - Planet

Harmonic Charts - Another name for divisional charts Homas - Vedic fire rituals

House (astrological) - Domain of life defined from the Ascendant or rising sign

Ishta Devata - Deity of ones choice, ones personal deity. Ishvara - God as the creator, preserver and destroyer of the universe Kala - Time

Kapha - Biological water humor Karma - Results of past actions Ketu - South node of the moon Kuja - Mars

Lagna - Ascendant

Lakshmi - Goddess of prosperity, wife of Vishnu, the cosmic preserver

Mahapurusha Yoga - Planetary position that creates a great person of a certain planetary type

Maraka houses - death-dealing houses, 2 and 7; these houses and their rulers become inimical for health when the chart is weak.

Nakshatras - 27 lunar constellations, asterisms or mansions of the Moon

Navagraha - Nine planets Navamsha - Ninth divisional chart

Natural Status - basic nature of a planet as benefic or malefic

Ojas - Higher energy of Kapha dosha

Parashara - Main rishi or seer behind the main school of Vedic astrology

Pitta - Biological fire humor

Purusha - Higher Self, Cosmic Person

Prana - Life-force, higher energy of Vata dosha

Puja - Hindu rituals generally involving the offering of flowers

Rahu - North node of the moon

Raja Yoga - Planetary combination for power and influence Rashi - Sign of the zodiac

Rashi Chakra or Rashi Chart - Basic birth chart with planets placed in $igns

Ratna - Gemstone

Rishis - Vedic seers and sages

Sarasvati - Goddess of learning, wife of Brahma, the cosmic creator

Shani, Shanischarya - Saturn

Sharira, Karana - Causal body

Sharira, Sthula - Gross or physical body

Sharira, Sukshma - Subtle or astral body

Shiva - Cosmic destructive and transformative consciousness Shukra - Venus, Rishi Surya - Sun

Tejas - Higher energy of Pitta dosha

Temporal Status - nature of a planet relative to the houses it rules from the Ascendant

Transit - Current planetary positions relative to positions in the birth chart

Trine Houses (Konas) - Houses 1,5,9

Upachaya houses - Houses of initial difficulty but increasing strength, 3, 6 and 11, sometimes also 10; malefics generally do well in these.

Upaya - Vedic astrological remedial measure

Varga - Another name for a divisional chart

Vargottama - Planet in the same sign of the Rashi or basic birth chart and Navamsha or divisional ninth.

Varshaphal - Solar return or. annual chart

Vastu - Vedic directional science

Vata - Biological Air Humor

Vedas - Main mantric source books of Vedic knowledge

Vimshottari Dasha - 120 dasha or planetary period cycle, most common used

Vishnu - Cosmic preserver

Yaga - Another name for Vedic rituals or yajnas

Yajnas - Vedic rituals, generally using the sacred fire

Yantras - Geometrical meditation devices

Yoga (in astrology) - Special combination of planetary influences

Yoga karaka - Planet that gives Raja Yoga or power and affluence for the chart.

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