David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947 at 6:00 AM (A Rating), in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) is an award-winning American comedian, late night talk show host, television producer, philanthropist, and IRL Indy Car Series car owner. Using the time available on the internet Dave Letterman is Aries ascendant in Vedic Astrology chart with ascendant at 15 degrees and 15 minutes. The ascendant lord Mars is in Badhaka lord Saturn' s constellation, and Mercury, Mars, Sun are in 12th house of loss. This chart does not indicate celebrity status. Many Vedic & Western Astrologers continue to make predictions for Dave Letterman using this incorrect chart, and incorrect birth time. Using the past important events in letterman's life, the birth time of Dave letterman is corrected to 4:56 AM. So the correct birth time is 4:56 AM and the correct Ascendant is Pisces at 19 degrees 55 minutes. This makes Jupiter as his ascendant lord.
The ascendant lord and 10th house lord of career and position Jupiter is in his own constellation in 8th house (Hidden Activities) conjunct Ketu, in 2nd and 9th house lord Mars sign Scorpio, has given him the celebrity status. The ascendant lord Jupiter although it is in 8th house, but it is in very strong constellation, and conjunct Ketu and aspects Rahu, is excellent for name, fame, and position. But 8th house also represents hidden activities as we have seen that Letterman was involved in some clandestine relationships. Letterman's first network daytime show made a debut in June 1980 when he was in Mars Mahadasha Jupiter Bhukti. Later he started "Late Night" in February 1982 when he was in Mars Mahadasha Saturn Bhukti. Letterman has Saturn the ruler of 11th and 12th house in 5th house of Entertainment, Drama, Comedy, Love affairs in his own constellation. Then he has three planets Saturn, Mars, and Ketu in Saturn's constellation in 5th house, and Rahu in 5th house lord Moon's constellation, and moon in 10th house of career, have given him break in the Entertainment business, and hidden love affairs. As 5th house rules children also, Saturn in 5th house has given him son late in life, almost at the end of Rahu/Mars/Moon period.
Dave has health issues as well, as the ruler of 6th house of health problems Sun is in his 1st house in Badhaka Planet Mercury's constellation. As we have seen on 1/13/2000, after the show he had chest pains and an emergency angiogram was done that led to a quintuple bypass surgery, 1/14/2000. In February 2003, he suffered from a painful bout of shingles and took a month off from work, returning to his show on March 31, 2003.
At present Letterman is in Jupiter's Mahadasha, and Mercury Bhukti from July 2008 to Nov 2010. Bhukti Lord Mercury rules 7th house of marriage. During this period Letterman got married on March 19, 2009 in Jupiter/Mercury/Venus period. In letterman's astrology chart natal Jupiter is at 3 degrees and 15 minutes in Scorpio, and natal Mercury is at 2 degrees in Pisces. When transit Saturn enter Virgo sign on Sept 8th, 2009 it aspected the Mahadasha lord and Ascendant lord natal Jupiter in Scorpio and also aspected the Bhukti lord and 7th house lord natal Mercury in Pisces at same time. Mercury the 7th house ruler also represents the person who blackmailed Letterman. This Saturn's aspect on natal Jupiter and natal Mercury created problems for Letterman, and the love affairs that occurred few years ago became public now. Letterman is in an embarrassing situation. This aspect is still going on as Saturn is at 3 degrees in Virgo. Letterman is not out of woods; Saturn will be retrograde and again come back to 4th degree in Virgo in May 2010, and aspect natal Jupiter and natal mercury again. The period from April 2010 to August 2010 is again very sensitive period for letterman. His career and marriage are in jeopardy
during this time. He may lose his audience as well.
Gurmeet Singh Astrologer
October 9th, 2009