>> Sunday, February 3, 2008
I bought the Morton Tom Cruise book specifically because I felt I had to support a mainstream book that exposed Scientology. I had read much of Operation Clambake back in 2002. So I was aware of what Co$ was truly about. I couldn’t agree more with what Morton wrote in the conclusion of his book:
Perhaps it’s a statement that seems over the top, but the context can be better seen with this quote:
I read this book right after watching Eastern Promises. Let me tell you, I don’t know who’s more scary—Scientology or the Russian mafia. They’re that bad. The good thing about the Russian mafia is that they know they’re criminals and the law treats them as such. Scientology has non-profit tax exemption in the U.S., so all the money they siphon off their believers can be used as their leader—David Miscaviage—pleases.
For those who have realized for years that Tom Cruise is a fraud, this book will not be as shocking, particularly if you’re looking for slam dunk evidence that he’s gay. Considering how hard that information is to get and prove in public, it’s probably unlikely that the mainstream public will see anything ever. However, I was often reminded while reading this of his birth chart in Vedic astrology (Janma Rashi).
Vedic astrology (Jyotish/Jyotisha) differs from western astrology in that it is predictive. There is not much emphasis of personality in Vedic (Hindu) astrology. It can predict how long you will live, how much money you will earn, what your best career may be in, your health and physical problems, etc.
Tom Cruise (Mapother IV)
Above is Tom Cruise's birth chart. The Rasi/Rashi chart is marked with a star. (The Navamsha chart is on the left, which I am not going to write about.)
1. Mercury and Mars conjunct (circled in orange/brown)
As James Braha writes, "Ancient Hindu sages have declared that Mars conjoined with Mercury makes one a thief or a liar." There is plenty of proof of this in Morton's biography:
2. Sasa/Shasha Yoga (circled in pink) in the 4th house
Sasa (also spelled Shasha) Yoga is one of the Panchamahapurusha Yogas. (Yogas are special combinations that bring particular results in a chart. There are thousands of them!) ‘Panch’ means ‘five’ and ‘Mahapurusha’ means ‘exalted person.’ The Panchamahapurusha yogas are a combination that indicate a very special individual. They are formed when Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn are in their own sign or in exaltation in the kendras (first, fourth, seventh and tenth houses)… A person with the Panchamahapurusha yoga is going to make an extraordinary impact on the environment and those he comes into contact with.
From Braha: The nature and tendencies of any occupying planet [in a kendra] will be deeply ingrained in the person and will be noticeable to others. If Saturn is in the fourth house and swakshetra (own house) [Sasa Yoga], the person will own homes and plenty of real estate. He will have a powerful career and be respected. The mother is strong and may have endured a good deal of hardship in her life.
I will clarify more the significance of these quotes with some words from the renown B.V. Raman on Sasa Yoga:
Based on the quote above, you'd be right to say that Vedic astrology can prove Tom Cruise is evil! (Where IS the Hollywood Harry Potter?) Except there is that one possible saving grace of an unafflicted Moon, which would soften the heart of such a possibly cruel person. Except for Tom, his Moon is not free from affliction.
Results: One born in this Yoga will command good servants. His character will be questionable. He will be head of a village or a town or even a King, will covet other’s riches and will be wicked in disposition.
Remarks: Here Saturn comes into the picture. He should be exalted in a Kendra or occupy a Kendra being his own house. Birth a movable or fixed signs can give rise to Sasa Yoga by a certain disposition of Saturn. Naturally, common signs are exempted. Saturn’s nature seems to play a large part in giving rise to the Yoga. Saturn is cruel, mean, undignified and sinful and consistent with these characteristics. The results of Sasa Yoga should be depicted. The man no doubt becomes famous and happy but his sexual outlook would be perverse. He would be sporting other men’s wives and he would employ every unscrupulous means to gain other’s money. Most of our ‘war contractors’ would perhaps be having Sasa Yoga; otherwise they could not have minted millions at the cost of the poor man.
In interpreting the Sasa Yoga, due consideration should be bestowed on the disposition of the Moon. If this luminary is free from affliction, then the person having ‘Sasa Yoga’ will not covet other’s wealth nor will he be unscrupulous. Where the Moon is not afflicted, the evil results attributed to Sasa Yoga can have only ‘restricted play.’
3. Moon conjunct with Rahu (circled in light green)
A bit of clarification is need for those who are unfamiliar. Rahu is not a planet, but the north lunar node, which forms half of the "karmic axis" in Vedic astrology. (A concept quite different from western astrology.) It is easier to understand Rahu (and Ketu, the other half) when you think of it as a demonic force. It can bring positive results depending upon where it is placed and what it is conjunct with. Rahu placed in the 10th house (generally, the house representing the career), as it is for Tommy boy, is a good placement for it. However, it is conjunct with the Moon. Rahu tends to represent darkness. When the Moon (a luminary) is conjunct with Rahu, all the things that the Moon represents--the mind, mother and emotions--will suffer. Rahu causes fear, anxiety and distrust.
Now, a bit of a back step here, Tom has Venus, Moon and Rahu in his 10th house (career, power, professional activities). The Moon is actually in its own house (Cancer), which is a great benefit to it. His Lagna lord (Venus as he is a Libra) is in the 10th house. Both of these placements signify a great career.
4. Saturn conjunct with Ketu (Ketu circled in gray)
There is one remaining planet that has not yet given its full effect--Ketu. It is conjunct with Saturn in the fourth house and they are very close together, just over a degree apart. Saturn and Ketu are often seen as the greatest enemies in the zodiac. Saturn separates & constricts; Ketu renounces. So what's gonna happen to Tom when Ketu reaches its full maturity by his 48th birthday? Ketu will "eclipse" Saturn and Saturn will lose much of its natural ability. Will Tom go completely nuts? He's done a great job these past few years since Rahu took full effect. Will his career be completely over? Damn, I wish I could say, but I don't think the outlook is great for him in the upcoming years regardless of the fact that he's in his Venus Dasha*.
*Dashas are the planetary timing system used for predicting the effects of planets, yogas, etc.