For the kids grownup during 1980’s and 1990’s Diego Maradona was the ‘god of professional football’. His magical maneuvers and skills of dribbling with the ball were unmatched with any other footballer in the history. Almost every team used to marked him with 2-3 players so that he could not get much possession of the ball. But still he was such a great playmaker that he often used to dribble pass multiple opposition players on a run. His mesmerising performance on the filed for his country Argentina and for his club Napoli inspired millions of kids around the world to play football. The Scorpio lagna horoscope of Diego Maradona has this enigmatic exchange of lagna lord Mars and the 8th lord Mercury which made him a charismatic genius who also had a fall in career in the most controversial manner.
In 1986 world cup finals in Mexico Maradona Captained Argentina to win over West Germany by 3 goals to 2, which made him the most loved footballer on the planet. Maradona had scored 5 goals and assisted in another 5, winning the world cup for Argentina in 1986.
Horoscope of Diego Maradona
30 October 1960, 07:05 hours at Buenos Aires, Argentina
Balance of Dasha in Vimshottari: Jupiter 11 years 7 months 13 days
Diego Maradona was born on 30th of October 1960 at the time of Moon in the waxing condition on the day of Shukla Ekadashai in an auspicious Poorva-Bhadrapada Nakshtra of Jupiter. At the time of birth he got the dasha balance of strong 5th lord Jupiter which in his Scorpio lagna chart was placed in the 2nd house in mutual aspect with lagna lord Mars making a good Raja Yoga. The 5th house is the house of ‘Poorva Punya’ or the good deeds of previous lives. A strong 5th house from Janma lagna, Chandra Lagna and also in Navamsha made him a child-prodigy. As per his youth coach Francisco Cornejo, Maradona at the age of 8 was playing football like adults which made him surprised. If we see the strength of lagna and Moon in the chart of Diego Maradona we can understand that astrologically he had a very mystical planetary configurations. The connection between the 3rd lord Saturn and lagna lord Mars is the yoga for becoming a sports player in Maradona’s horoscope.
The lagna lord Mars is in the 8th house which as per Brihat Parashara Hora Shatra’s ‘Bhavesh Phala Adhyay, chapter number 25 gives one ‘Siddha Vidhya’ i.e. mystical talent. The 8th lord Mercury is in the lagna so there is an exchange between lagna and the 8th house. As per Jataka Alankar an exchange between lagna and 8th houses lord make one courageous, gambler, risk taker, thief or cheat, aggressive in temperament and found of women’s. Diego Maradona was a street smart and cunning footballer on the field.
In Diego Maradona’s horoscope Moon as the 9th lord is strongly placed in the 4th house. Moon get the aspect of its sign lord Saturn which is a good Raja Yoga as per Chandra Yoga Adhyay of Brihat Parashra Hora Shatra. The 10th house from Moon has two benefics Mercury and Ketu making the classical ‘Amala-Keeriti-Yoga’ which gave him immortal fame. But this Moon is conjoined with Ketu which later took him into drug addiction when he got the dasha of 8th lord Mercury which we will discuss later in details.
As per Jaimini system his Karakamsha lagna is Taurus from where 10th house has Atamakaraka Moon. Saturn aspect the 2nd house from Karakamsha and Mercury is in Kendra from Karakamsha lagna is a yoga for fame.
Early rise in career and Marriage- A blessing of Saturn to Maradona
The maha dasha of Saturn from June 1972 to June 1991 was the best period in the life of Maradona. Saturn gave him everything in life; an early rise in career, fame, marriage and prestigious awards. In most of the ‘Shada Varga’s Saturn is in benefic Rashi’s. Saturn in the birth chart is associated with 5th lord and 2nd lord Jupiter in mutual aspect with lagna and 6th lord Mars. In Navamsha Saturn is exalted in Libra in the 3rd house of sporting activities. Saturn in Navamsha get the aspects of 5th lord Jupiter and 9th lord Mars which make him exceptionally strong. Maradona got married at the age of 24 in year 1984 when he was passing through Saturn-Moon in Vimshottari. In his chart 7th lord Venus is in the lagna along with Mercury. Three benefic Moon, Venus and Mercury in Kendra gave him an early marriage.
In Dashamsha chart Saturn as the 6th lord is in the 11th house of gains in mutual aspect with 10th lord and 3rd lord Venus. Here in Dashamsha the connection between 3rd and 6th houses lords repeats like it is in the birth chart. He was a fierce competitor on the field. During his Saturn-Sun dasha in Vimshottari he played in 1982 Football World Cup from his team Argentina. But since the sub period lord Sun was debilitated in the 12th house of losses so he couldn’t do much in the tournament.
He rose to stardom during 1986 world cup in Mexico when he was under Saturn-Rahu dasha in Vimshottari. Rahu is in the 10th house of fame receiving the aspect of 9th lord Moon and 5th lord Jupiter in his birth chart. We have discuss this Parashari Principal many a times on this blog. Rahu or Ketu in Kendra getting associated with Trine lords or Rahu-Ketu in Trine getting associated with Kendra lords gives Raja Yoga. Here in the horoscope of Maradona Rahu is the biggest Raja Yoga giving planet. He got the sub period of Rahu in 1986 the year in which he captained Argentina to a historic victory. After 4 years in 1990, Argentina again reached into the finals of the world cup plyaing with West Germany whom they had beaten in 1986. But this time Maradona’s team had to content with runner-up as German’s won the trophy by scoring a late goal by penalty.
Mercury dasha and fall in career from mid of 1991
It is said that Maradona had started taking Cocaine from the mid of 1980’s when he was playing for European club Napoli which is the Sothern part of Italy dominated by drug mafia. But it was in Mercury maha dasha in 1991 when Maradona was caught first time for drug addiction. Mercury as the 8th lord associated with ‘Maraka’ Venus brought strain, disgrace in career and health troubles for him during his entire dasha from June 1991 to June 2008. Maradona failed drug test in 1994 world cup when he was passing through Mercury-Ketu dasha in Vimshottari. The period of Mercury-Ketu or Ketu-Mercury are known to bring humiliation for the native if these planets are associated with malefic. In Maradona’s chart Mercury is in bad exchange with malefic Mars and Ketu is under aspect of malefic Saturn. In Navamsha both Mercury and Ketu are under bad aspect of Saturn. In Dashamsha Mercury is in the 12th house of losses and Ketu is with 12th lord Moon. His international career ended with disgrace during Mercury-Ketu dasha in Vimshottari in 1994 when he was expelled from the world cup tournament.
In the birth chart, Navamsha and Trimshamsha charts of Diego Maradona the 2nd house/lord and 9th house/lord is under afflictions. The 2nd house is seen for sacraments and traditions of the family. The 9th house is the house of social ethics and ‘Dharma’ or religious duties. If the 2nd and 9th houses or their lords get under afflictions in important Varga charts like Birth chart, Navamsha and Trimshamsah then a native can get under addiction to liquor or other anti-social activities etc. The afflictions to lagna and Moon should also be seen for the seriousness of this addiction.
Maradona’s personal life was also bad during Mercury dasha as he had divorce in 2003 during Mercury-Rahu in Vimshottari. It was during the end of Mercury dasha when he came out of his habit of excessive drinking and drug addiction. In Ketu dasha in 2008 he started his career as a football coach. Ketu is in conjunction with 9th lord Moon which shows a career in coaching during its dasha. He was the charge of the Argentina team in 2010 world cup in South Africa before leaving at the end of the tournament. He died during Venus-Moon-Mercury in Vimshottari on 25th of November 2020. Venus is the lord of 7th house a ‘Maraka’ planet for Scorpio lagna.