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Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal Vedic Astrology  
Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal

Our Vedic astrology chart reveals not only our own personal karma but the karma of significant people in our lives, like our parents, siblings, spouses etc. For instance, the Moon and the 4th house represent the mother, while the Sun, and the 9th and 10th houses represent the father. Between the 9th and 10th houses for father I give the 10th house more weight because it is the 7th house (spouse) from the 4th house (mother).

It's interesting to see the charts of the children of famous people and identify the famous parent. Yesterday, the media gave us a great opportunity to do just that when it was announced that the wives of pro basketball stars Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal coincidentally gave birth to daughters at almost the exact time (but in different time zones). Yahoo Sports said, "Just like old times, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal are celebrating. The former [Los Angeles] Lakers teammates became fathers again Monday when their wives gave birth to girls six minutes apart." The birth of Kobe's daughter came just hours after his superstar performance where he made the game winning shot in the final seconds of play. "The arrival of our new daughter Gianna early this morning is such an incredible blessing for me and my family," Bryant said in a statement. "We are all full of beautiful emotions after such an incredible day."

The charts of the two baby girl's are almost identical, except for the ascendants. It's interesting to see how the Sun is exalted in Aries and aspected by Jupiter, and Saturn in both charts. This is certainly a combination for powerful, successful and prominent fathers. The Sun placed in Mars's sign and/or Mars placed in the Sun's sign, Leo, is also often seen in the charts of athletes. It's also interesting to note that in both charts either the 10th house or 10th lord is aspected by an exalted Sun and Jupiter.