Depression and Suicidal Tendencies in Robin Williams Astrology Chart
Robin Williams born July 21, 1951, 1:36 PM (rectified time), Chicago IL was an American actor and stand-up comedian. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times, Williams received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Good Will Hunting. He also received two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards. On August 11, 2014, Williams was found unresponsive at his residence in Marin County, California and was pronounced dead at the scene. Williams died of an apparent suicide by hanging at his home.
During my career as a Professional Astrologer, I came across many people who were interested in knowing what leads to depression, emotional issues and suicidal tendencies in the astrology chart. My simple answer to all these questions is, analyze the ascendant lord, Mercury, Mars and the moon in the astrology chart and you will get the answer. Afflictions to Mercury leads to insanity, and afflictions to Mars leads to aggression. If the ascendant lord in the astrology chart has a strong connection with the badhaka house and the 8th house at same time, the person will be prone to emotional problems that can lead to depression. Depression can ultimately lead to suicide, murder or unnatural death. It usually happens when the person is going through the mahadasha / bhukti / anthara of planets connected with the Badhaka house, 8th house and 12th house as we will see in the case of Robin Williams. The interpretation of dashas / bhuktis and transits can help one pin point the timing of such acts. These astrology rules are explained with case studies in my book on ‘Relationship Compatibility Astrology’.
According to Vedic Astrology Robin Williams is a Libra ascendant, with ascendant degree at 8 degrees 16 minutes, ruled by Venus. Venus rules 8th house (Taurus sign) as well, placed in 11th house (Badhaka house for Libra ascendant) in conjunction with Ketu in 11th house in Leo sign (badhaka sign). Venus in badhaka house is in its own nakshatra P Phalguni. So the ascendant lord Venus has a strong connection with 1st house (self), and 8th house and Badhaka house at same time, clearly indicates emotional problems, depression, and suicidal tendencies in case of Robin Williams. In order to pin point the timing of suicide we will need to find out the planets connected with the 11th house, the Badhaka house. The 11th house (badhaka house) is ruled by sun as Leo sign falls in the 11th house. Saturn is in badhaka lord Sun’s nakshatra called U. Phalguni, and Ketu represents badhaka lord Sun as Ketu is in Leo sign ruled by Sun. So the planets connected with the badhaka house are Ketu, Saturn, Sun and Venus. As Ketu is the strongest badhaka planet being in Sun’s sign Leo, so preference will be given to Ketu mahadasha as nodes of the moon Rahu and Ketu are stronger than their sign lords to deliver good or bad results. So Robin Williams died in Ketu mahadasha / Saturn bhukti / Sun Anthara, all three are connected with the Badhaka house, the 11th house. Ketu was the most evil planet in Williams astrology chart. Ketu gives diseases that are complex and difficult to diagnose. Williams was diagnosed with early stages of Parkinson's disease, before his death. In Ketu Mahadasha Williams might be facing deep financial problems as well.
The lord of 10th house (career) Moon is in the 5th house of entertainment and celebrity status. Moon from its position in 5th house aspects natal Venus in 11th house had given Robin Williams a career in entertainment industry and celebrity status. Moon in 5th house is conjunct Rahu in 5th house, and Moon is in Rahu’s Shatabhisha nakshatra in 5th house. This makes Rahu a strong significator of 5th house (entertainment), and 10th house of Career. The 2nd house of finances and 7th house of business, relationships lord Mars is also in Rahu’s Ardra nakshatra, indicates that the person will make huge sums of money through entertainment business, and will have many marriages. The 2nd and 7th house lord Mars from its position in 9th house in Gemini sign aspects natal Saturn the ruler of 5th house of entertainment business in Virgo sign by its 4th aspect, also indicates that Robin Williams would make huge sums of money through entertainment business.
Ket MD: 2009-02-08 - 2016-02-09 (Use KP Ayanamsa)
Sat AD: 2014-01-04 - 2015-02-11
Pratyantardasas in this AD:
Sat: 2014-01-04 - 2014-03-07
Merc: 2014-03-07 - 2014-05-03
Ket: 2014-05-03 - 2014-05-28
Ven: 2014-05-28 - 2014-08-05
Sun: 2014-08-05 - 2014-08-26 (DEATH BY SUICIDE)
Moon: 2014-08-26 - 2014-09-29
Mars: 2014-09-29 - 2014-10-23
Rah: 2014-10-23 - 2014-12-21
Jup: 2014-12-21 - 2015-02-11