A couple of weeks back Youtube’s algorithm suggested me this song, perhaps since I like to listen to sufi songs. I was immediately attracted to the lyrics, her high pitch and husky tone and it piqued my interest on her. One of my favorite ways to learn Jyotish is to take popular personalities, read up on them or listen to their interviews and try to fix a lagna on their charts, as their accurate time of birth is not usually known. Another aspect of this and the next step in learning and predicting is to do birth time rectification (BTR). Lets try to do this on Sanam’s chart.
Mother is a Punjabi and her biological father is a Sindhi. Love marriage, parents met first met at Kalandar Pak Urs (religious place). Mother was very poor and biological father was a “wadera” (feudal lord). After marriage found that he already had 7 wife’s but without any children from them. When Sanam was two years old father was murdered due to property disputes. Her uncles threw her and her mother away from their house. They were forced to beg at the same Urs. Sanam and her mother started working as a maid at a “mujrewali” (singer/dancer for rich people). Her adopted father used to come to that place to make the “mujrewali” practice her singing. Her adopted father was a fakir and a singer and married her mother. Sanam considers her adopted father as an angel. He became her teacher in singing at the age of 7. Later at 9 years she also started learning classical Hindustani from Ustad Fateh Ali Khan. Later on she started learning Ghazals and Thoomri as well. But in 2006 she was married at 20 years of age to a 50 year old rich man. After 3 years her husband was killed due to property disputes, in 2008. She then married her cousin (this is common in the Indian sub continent). 2009 career started taking off but at the same time her daughter was kidnapped! In the interview she says that she was most distraught about her daughter and her fear of her and her mother’s life events repeating with her daughter.
The first clue to her lagna was the gap in her upper teeth which immediately indicated a 2nd house Shani which also clearly shows her family’s poverty, her 4th lord of mother Shani is vakri and uncomfortable in Vrischik. In the interview she says her mother was very beautiful looking, this could be ascribed to Shani being in Anuradha whose symbol is a lotus flower. Her mother was beautiful like a lotus in a muddy pond (poverty) in Vrischik a watery rashi. Budh indicates childhood, and its debilitated in Meen rashi, which is a dark, unknown deep sea/space like rashi (situations). So her childhood was all dark. Her biological father is indicated by the 9th lord Budh in Meen rashi also a symbol for moksh/final exit/secret enemies/murder and in the 6th house of fights/disputes. 6th lord of disputes from Mithun is Mangal and aspects lagna lord Budh, which killed him from his marak sthana. His multiple wifes are indicated by the Mithun/Dhanu axis of dwiswabhav rashi’s. He being rich is indicated by Chandr the 10th lord (2nd/resources to the 9th) in his own rashi. Mangal aspects this Chandr forming Chandra-Mangal yoga but it also killed his wealth by his family (Chandra karaka for family).
Sanam’s adopted father is shown by the 11th (3rd from 9th) lord Surya, which is exalted and with her lagna lord Shukra, hence he had the highest qualities and looked after both of them well and performed his dharm (Surya is 9th from Simha). Shani aspects Simha which indicates her adopted father’s poverty as well and he being like small time singer and a “fakir”. Sanam in the interview considers her adopted father as “farishtha” or an angel.
Her first husband was killed by Rahu’s 9th aspect on Mangal. Rahu’s aspect contains the double marak Shukra’s energy, for a Mesh lagna. Her second husband is indicated by Budh the 9th lord (3rd from the 7th) and is in the 6th house. He is her cousin. Her 5th house Guru indicates the well being of her children. Ketu’s aspect on Guru indicates the kidnapping incident of her first daughter.
Her high pitch top notes and husky voice in her singing is indicated by Mangal in the 3rd house but her subdued voice and demeanor while speaking on the interview is shown by Shani in the 2nd house. Her life is all about Sufi songs – 3rd lord Guru aspecting Ketu on the lagna. Guru’s aspect on lagna also gives her a stout physique. I would fix her lagna to be in Swati nakshatra. Swati is symbolized by plants sometimes you see on walls or tar roads standing alone surround by concrete, being swayed by the wind. Her life is like that standing against the vicissitudes of life. Swati also means “self going”, “independent”, “delicate”, “tender”, symbolized by Saraswati the godess of learning all which represent Sanam. The 4th pada of Swati is from 16.40 to 20.00 degrees in Tula and falls in Meen Navamsha. So the probable time would be around 7:45 PM to 8:00 PM, with Guru in Navamsha Meen Lagna. Now how do we further refine this time? I will take my favorite timing tool Kala Chakra Dasha. After playing around with the time on JHora (using SM Singh option) if we place the time as 7:55 PM, we get the Maha Dasha as Meen and the antar dasha of Tula from July 2009 to May 2011. This is when she started getting opportunities and recognition. Tula rashi is all about new opportunities and choices, which also has her Arudha Lagna, aspected by lagna lord Shukr, Rahu (sudden) and the naisargik panchamesh Surya. All these aspects are from Mesh which again indicates new beginnings.
Her life is beautifully portrayed by these lines “…..kya khub teri is ulfat mei
miskeen se mei sultan hua ….” on the song “Hairan Hua” (linked above).
I write this as a small tribute to Shri Deepanshu Giri ji’s vidya (my Jyotish Guru) and his parampara, who by the way come from Pakistan.