Dolly Parton

One of my many memorable moments as a country-western disc jockey in the 1970s was meeting the effervescent Dolly Parton. Her rags-to-riches story is inspiring and her infectious beauty and charm never fail to captivate. She was one of twelve children born in a small, two-room home in rural Tennessee. She helped raise five of her brothers and sisters. Her amazing popularity has continued for a fabulous forty years since the age of 21 when she appeared on the Porter Wagoner show. She has written over 3000 songs and has won several Grammy and Country Music Association Awards . She has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and has appeared in movies including "9 to 5". Today, her successful theme park at the foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains, Dollywood, draws two million visitors each year.

Venus, ruler of her third house of initiative, communication, is conjunct her ascendant ruler, the Sun bringing charm and charisma to her personality. Saturn, seventh house ruler, and Mars, ninth house ruler, are conjoined in Dolly's chart joining together business and marital partnerships with good fortune.

Not everything in Dolly's life has been so rosy. She is disappointed that she never had the opportunity to have children. Jupiter, a significator for progeny and ruler of her fifth house of children is weak and afflicted by Rahu. During her Rahu subperiod (in her weak Mars main period) from 1985-1986, she stopped performing, recording, and refused film scripts because of health problems. During her Ketu subperiod, in 1982, Parton underwent an ulcer operation and suffered gynecological problems. Ketu is in the fifth house ruling ulcers and afflicts the Moon which governs the female organs.

Her wealth is seen from her second house lord, Mercury, conjuncting her fifth house (speculation) MEP and aspecting her eleventh house of gains and fulfillment of desires.

Rodden Rating: AA, B.C. in hand from Frank C. Clifford

Posted March 18, 2006.