Amitabh Bachchan, the Shehenshah of Bollywood, is not only a national icon, but a well-known international personality as well. Besides the filmdom, he has an unmatched fan following across the globe. He was born on 11th October, 1942 at 16.00 hrs. IST Allahabad, India Ascendant Aquarius
at 21.41 degrees. We will go through the basics, in a nutshell. He is born with the intellectual zodiac sign Aquarius rising as the Ascendant, ruled by Saturn. The Ascendant or Saturn was placed in the 4th House of the Horoscope at the time of his birth. Jupiter is placed exalted in the 6th House. The Nodes - Ketu is placed in the Ascendant or the 1st House, while Rahu is placed in the 7th House. The Moon is placed in the 9th House. Sun, Mars, exalted Mercury, and debilitated Venus are placed in the 8th House. With four planets situated in the 8th House, which is considered an evil House in Astrological parlance, how did he manage to achieve an illustrious career
in the film industry and reach the heights no one in the industry has reached?
The answer is provided by the study of the horoscope through the Krishna Murthy Paddhaty of India, which is astrology of the constellations and not just astrology of planets placed in the 12 Zodiac signs.
Jupiter is in its own constellation 'Punarvasu', which gives him the results of the 5th and the 11th House. These are the best Houses for fulfilment of desires and gains through the significations of the 5th House, which include drama and acting. He chose his career in the Mahadasha of Jupiter, around 1969.
He rose to stardom from 1973 onwards with the dawn of the Mercury period. Mercury represents the 7th, 2nd and the 10th House where the 7th House stands for contacts with the masses, the 2nd House for wealth creations and the 10th House for professional achievements, name and fame. Note that Mercury is placed in the Nakshatra 'Chitra' or the Star 'Spica', which is the luckiest star for one to have in his horoscope connected to a planet rising. Also note that the Sun too is placed in the same constellation in his birth chart.
In 1982, he suffered an injury while shooting for his film 'Coolie' and his injury became a reason for sorrow and worry for the entire nation. Note that he was running the period of the Moon, which represents the 6th and 8th House; they denote injury and ill health. The Moon is placed in the constellation Swati, owned by Rahu The Southern Node of the Moon or the Dragons Tail, which causes Lunar Eclipse.
Till 1987, he suffered few adversities including financial, due to evil planetary influences. From 1989 onwards he once again entered into the influence of the planet Mercury, and regained his lost glory and prominence of being a super star. We have already discussed that Mercury is placed in the fortunate star of Spica.
In the last twenty years, we have seen him ruling the roost, and he is one of the most sought after actors on the silver screen. He has also bagged compliments as an impressive host on the game show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati'. Audiences of this show in India and abroad have watched him deal with the participants in the most dignified and interesting manner.
Presently, he is under the influence of the planet Rahu till November 2010, after which the period of Jupiter begins for him. Jupiter will once again take him to great heights.
From the above discussion, it is evident that four planets placed in the evil 8th House could not be a deterrent for him in achieving what he did, just because of the sole reason that Sun and Mercury were placed in the constellation 'Chitra', which gave him access to the glories he begot. Mercury is combusted as well as retrograde, but this did not prevent the combination from producing a 'Budhi Aditya Yoga' par excellence. He is well-known for his oratorical abilities in public as well as his style of dialogue delivery in the films.
We wish Amitabh Bachchan all the best for his future. We look forward to what more is in store for us from this once upon a time angry young man, now growing old gracefully!Click here to ask a question to our celebrity astrologer