Arnold Schwarzenegger was one of the highly successful action heroes in Hollywood. His story was no less interesting than a Hollywood action movie. Arnold, an Austrian migrated to the United states, where he hoped to make his fortune. He became famous as the body-builder winning many International titles and then as a Hollywood super hero, whose films were box office hits. Arnold became the Governor of California., which was the final of his journey of success. Read more here.
What made Arnold Schwarzenegger so popular and successful.
Let us study all the yogas and planetary combinations in his natal chart. The most striking feature of Arnold’s horoscope is the presence of Bhadra Yoga, which is one of hte highly extolled Pancha Maha Purusha Yogas. This yoga is formed when Mercury occupies a Kendra identical with its own or exaltation sign. The person born in Bhadra yoga will be strong, will have well-developed chest, will have a lion-face, will be taciturn, helpful and will live long. In Arnold’s horoscope, Mercury is in its own sign in the lagna, which is a Kendra. Besides Bhadra Yoga, Arnold’s chart has the following yogas:
- Vasi Yoga: When planets, except the Moon, occupy the 12th from the Sun, Vasi Yoga is formed. The Person born in Vasi Yoga will be happy, prosperous, liberal and the favorite of the ruling class.
- Adhi Yoga- When benefices occupy the 6th, 7th and 8th houses from the moon, Adhi Yoga is formed. The person born in Adhi Yoga will be polite and trustworthy, will lead a happy and enjoyable life surrounded by luxuries and affluence, will defeat his enemies, will be healthy and will live long.
- Raja Yoga: 10th lord Jupiter occupies the 5th house.
- Harsha Yoga: If the 6th lord is in the 6th, 8th or 12th house, Harsha Yoga is formed. The persons born in Harsha Yoga will have a well built body, wealth and property, will be in the company of influential people, will defeat his enemies,w ill be healthy and will live long.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in Gemini Ascendant, which is occupied by its lord Mercury, as the ascendant is occupied by its lord, which also forms the Bhadra Yoga and further Mercury has digbala or directional strength in the ascendant and the most benefic planet Jupiter aspects the ascendant, the foundation of hte chart becomes very strong as it is occupied by benefices, Jupiter and Mercury. The 10th lord Jupiter is in the 5th house, in a sign of Venus, which represents art, including show-biz. In Navamsa, the 10th lord Jupiter is in the sign of Venus. Therefore the 10th lords connection with the sign of Venus clearly shows Arnold’s career as an actor.
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Important highlights of his life
- The Mr Universe Title: In 1967, Arnold won the Mr. Universe Title for the 1st time, making him the youngest ever to win the title. Arnold became the Mr. Universe in his Venus-Mercury period. The dasha lord Venus is the lord of the 5th which is the house of fame and is Vargottama. Further, it is in the nakshatra of the 10th lord Jupiter. The bhukti lord Mercury is very powerful, being in the center of Bhadra Yoga and having digbala. Mercury too is in the nakshatra of the 10th lord Jupiter. All this made Arnold to win the title which he won for 3 more times.
- The Mr Olympia Title: In 1970, at the age of 23, Arnold won his first Mr. Olympia title in New York. The Sun is the “Thanu- karaka” or significator of the body. He is also the lord of the 3rd house which is the house of courage or “Parakram”. Therefore Arnold competed for the prestigious title. The bhukti lord Mars as the 6th lord is in the 12th house is causing Harsha Yoga, made the winning of the title. Arnold won the title for a total of 7 times in his lifetime.
- Strength of the Ascendant: If you look at Arnold’s chart, you can see the unusual strength of the ascendant. The ascendant is occupied by its lord Mercury forming the Bhadra Yoga and has digbala. The most benefic Jupiter aspects the ascendant trinally. Therefore the ascendant which stands for “Thanu” or the body is rendered highly powerful, making Arnold to possess a well developed body.
- Movies, Awards and Box Office hits: The peak of Arnold’s career was in 1991, with the movie- “Terminator 2- Judgement Day“. Arnold was in Mars dasha and dasha lord Mars is causing Harsha Yoga. Transit Jupiter which is the natal 10th lord was in Cancer, his exaltation sign and the natal 2nd house and also aspects the natal 10th house. Therefore the film became a box-office.
- Governor of California: He became the Governor of California in November 2003. This was in Rahu-Venus period. Rahu is exalted and is in the nakshatra of the sun, which represents government. As Rahu is in the sign pf Venus and therefore should give the results of the latter. The bhukti lord Venus which is the lord of the 5th, stands for fame. Venus is Vargottama and is in the nakshatra of the 10th lord Jupiter. Thus Arnold became the Governor.
- Marriage and Separation: Arnold and Maria Shriver married in April 1986 and had a long marriage of 25 years. The marriage broke-up in Arnold’s Jupiter-Jupiter dasha. How did the marriage break down in the dasha of the 7th lord Jupiter which is well-placed in the 5th house, but a closer look will tell us that Venus which is the dispositor of the 7th lord Jupiter is afflicted by the “separative planets- Sun and Saturn”. Venus is not only the dispositor of the 7th lord, but it is also the natural “kalatra- karaka” or significator of the wife. Therefore Venus afflictions from the separative planets resulted in the break-up of Arnold’s marriage.
- Infidelities: Venus is the karaka of sensual pleasures and in his chart, Venus is the lord of the 5th house and is also the lord of the 12th house which is related to sex. And the 12th house is occupied by malefics- Mars and Rahu. There is one more factor to this aspect. Moon is in the 7th,which is the house of sensual pleasure. The moon who is the karaka or significator of the mind is in the nakshatra of Ketu who is in the 6th which stands for vices. Moreover the moon is aspected by Mars from the 12th house. The moon is in mutual aspect with the lagna lord Mercury who controls the thinking process. There for the afflicted moon influencing the lagna lord incited Arnold to practice infidelity.