Shakira, the highest selling Colombian artist of all time, was born on 2 February 1977, when Pisces zodiac was rising in the Ascendant. Full name of Shakira is, “ Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripol” and she is a multitalented personality having strong persona as a singer, song writer, and dancer. And, the vedic astrology horoscope of Shakira is an excellent example of rising from rags to riches. . Shakira started dancing when she was just four years of age and at the age of eight years, she wrote her first song. Shakira was born in a poor family and when she was just eight years old, her family suffered from extreme financial problems when William Mebarak Chadid – Father of Shakira had to declare bankruptcy. Shakira started her debut in 1990, when she was just thirteen years of age, however her first album, “Magia (1991)” could not do much well on commercial front. Peligro, the second album of Shakira, was released in March 1993 and it was also considered as a commercial flop.
In vedic astrology birth chart of Shakira, the ascendant is occupied by Exalted Venus, which is generating Malavya Yoga. Well placed and strong Venus in the first house of Shakira horoscope has blessed her with strong command and understanding of the music and dancing. The ascendant lord Jupiter is conjunct with Ketu (South Node) in second house and is also under aspect of malefic Saturn placed in fifth house. The tenth house is occupied by Mercury and Mars, lord of second and fifth houses, is united with sixth lord Sun. As per vedic astrology, the influence of malefic planets over second, fifth, ninth and tenth houses are not desirable for family (specifically father). Significator for father, the Sun is also having aspect of Saturn. This resulted into severe troubles to father, when Shakira was undergoing Saturn/Ketu Bhukti in 1985.
“Magia” was released in June 1991, when she was under Moon AD in main-period of Saturn. In vedic astrology horoscope of Shakira, the Moon is afflicted in fifth house by Saturn union and is also under aspect of sixth lord Sun. Therefore, during the operation of malefic planetary Dasa of Saturn/Moon, Shakira could not taste the success. “Peligro” was released in March 1993 and at that time too, she was under Rahu AD in Saturn’s MD in her vedic astrology birth chart.
After undergoing the failures of her first two albums, Shakira decided to take things in her own hands and remained involved in all aspects of “Pies Descalzos”, which was released in 1996. This time, the third album – Pies Descalzos sold more than three million copies. And, after that, there was no looking back for Shakira. The third album, Pies Descalzos (English meaning – Bare Feet) was released in October 1999, when the sub-period of Jupiter has just started in her vedic horoscope; and subsequently, the album was quite a success.
It was only after the commencement of main period of Mercury in vedic astrology horoscope of Shakira, that she tasted success on international level when her first English album, “Laundry Service”, was released in August 2001. At that time, Shakira was under and sub-period of Venus (generating Malavya Yoga) in her vedic astrology horoscope. The song, “Whenever Wherever” from the Album became the greatest hit of that time. Golden Globe nominated Shakira has won two Grammy Awards, seven Latin Grammy Awards and 12 Billboard Latin Music Awards. At present, Shakira is undergoing Mercury/Jupiter Bhukti till mid July 2012; and she is expected to do exceptionally well in her music career till this period. The next AD of Saturn in Mercury AD, however, is not much auspicious and fruitful for Shakira in overall matters of her life; and Shakira may face obstructions and failures in her life after July 2012.