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  • Automobile Manufacturer first mass-produced horseless carriage, the Ford Model-T

  • inventor of the "assembly line"; philanthropist; broke up labor unions; spied on workers

  • former Chief Engineer in the Edison laboratories and close lifelong friend of General Electric 1847-1931 Thomas Edison

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Henry Ford

Ford Motor Company

fleshbirth 30-July-1863 * fleshdeath 07-Apr-1947

Ford's Vimshottari Dasha Timeline


Ford Motor Co. automobile magnate * lived 1863-1947 * Henry Ford

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts, graphs, and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

see also Shri BV Raman's version of this nativity in Notable Horoscopes, p. 207



  • Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 85

BPL commentary: For Jyeztha nativities, the condition of Budha considerably affects the outcome

"A dark and sensitive nature ...

  • superficially religious

  • but are hypocrites at heart.

On the surface they are respectable, law abiding citizens, ostensible church-goers,

  • but secretly their morals are loose

  • and their tempers passionate.

Smooth, oily, and suave to all appearances,

  • they carry in their hearts schemes and thoughts which might not stand the light of day."


1928 Model-A Ford * Model-A's were produced during 1927-1931

Vimshottari Dasha Timeline

Biographical Details matched with Vimshottari Dasha for birth time of 15-hours 38-minutes

Ford Motor Co. 1863-1947 Henry Ford

Chandra Mahadasha age 0-2.5

  • born under Chandra-Sravana
  • birth Chandra-Ketu 1863

Mangala Mahadasha * age 2.5 until 9.5

  • childhood on the farm
  • Mangala drishti into (1) radical lagna exacerbating Rahu's ambitions (4) home and mother (5) creativity and children

Rahu Mahadasha * 1873-1891 * age 9.5 until 27.5

Rahu-1 greatly energized by drishti of ruler Simha-Mangala-10 and greatly constrained by drishti of Kanya-Shani-11

  • 20-March-1876 sudden death of his mother during childbirth at Ford's age 13. Guru ruler-of-12 from Chandra suggests that whilst his mother became"invisible" (12) she nevertheless remained with him psychically as a spiritual guide. Rahu-Guru period

  • 1881 leaves home age 17 to apprentice in machine shop. Rahu-Budha period * Budha randhresha-8 transformed identity and Vriddhipathi-11 earnings

  • 1888 Marries Clara Bryant at his age 25. Establishes the most important relationship of his life - despite its difficulties. R-K gochara Karkata-Makara = Ford's Chandra radical lagna AND his navamsha lagna. Rahu-Chandra period * Chandra rules 7th-navamsha.

Guru Mahadasha * 1891-1907 * age 27.5-43.5

  • 1891 Henry and Clara leave the farm. Henry starts working for "Edison Illuminating Company" to learn more about the new-fangled concept of electricity. Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru-11 electrical networks * Guru L-2 + vidyapathi-5 * swabhukti new beginnings

  • 06-Nov-1893 birth of only legitimated child Edsel Ford. Guru-Shani period * Shani drishti to 5 and Shani gives effect of Guru-L-5

  • June-1896 completed his first operational "horseless carriage" called the Quadricycle. Ford founded two companies during Budha randhresha-8 period to build his carriages, but both failed within a year due to Budha's transformative revolutions. Guru-Budha period * Budha randhresha-8 sudden changes Vriddhipathi-11 income

  • 1903 Finally a stroke of fortune Chandra dharmesha-9 . Business investors (Chandra-3) started a factory (3) and using Ford's system production succeeded. Guru-Chandra period .

  • 1904 at the end of his resources following numerous catastrophic business losses and several bankruptcies, and ready to abandon his inventions, Ford attracts a significant group of new investors * chida-dasha (end of resources) Guru-Rahu period

Shani Mahadasha * 1907-1926 * age 43 to 62

Shani-Kanya * Shani in bhava-11

  • Ford Motor Company (3) is born. Radical turnaround Shani bhratrupathi-3 business process, manufacturing (3-hands) + bandesha-4 transportation, vehicles. In the early years of Shani Mahadasha, Ford designed models A,B, C and F = bhratrupathi-3 diagrams. Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani-11 economics, networks, assemblies
  • 1908 Finally Model-T was designed for low cost (Shani), fuel efficiency (Shani), and reliability (Shani) whilst able to withstand the roughness (Shani endurance) of traveling over the terrible roads of the day. Model-T was the model-for-the-masses that would change transportation history. Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani-11 economics, networks, assemblies
  • 1913 Ford designs the motorized assembly-line mass production method. Cost to purchase a car drops from luxury price of $850 to middle-class affordable $300. 15 million cars were built by thousands of low-skill factory workers (6) from 1913 until 1927. Mangala (engines, production) in 6 (labor). Shani-Ketu period* Zukra period following Ketu makes one continuous era from 1913 until 1917. Ketu-7 produces the effect of ruler Zukra-Kanya servitude, cheapness. Zukra-yuti-Shani-11 economics.
  • 09-April-1923 birth of Ford's imputed second son John Dahlinger
  • * Shani-Rahu period (Henry Ford's age 60)

Budha Mahadasha * 1923-1940 * age 63 to 76

  • 1938 debilitating heart attack. * Budha-Rahu period * Rahu gives effect of Mangala rogesha-6

Ketu Mahadasha * 1940-1947 * age 77 to 83

  • May-1943 death of his son Edsel. Ketu-Ketu swabhukti *chida-karaka strongest effect.

  • 07-April-1947 flesh-death . Ketu-Guru period * Guru L-2

Distinctive Features of the Nativity








Rahu * Ketu

radical lagna Jyeztha* pada-2

Makara Chandra * Chandra in bhava-3

Typical of Jyeztha radical lagna, Ford insisted that he understood the workers better than they understood themselves. During his frequent and emotionally charged but patronizing communications Makara Chandra in bhava-3, Ford insisted that he cared for the workers so much that he needed (Chandra) to regulate them (Makara) for their own good.

Simha Mangala = shad-ashtaka 6-8 angle from Chandra = emotional conflict via regal entitlement = aggression; tantrums

atmakaraka L-2 + vidyapathi-5 Guru in bhava-11 * Guru-Kanya++ Shani + Mangala = rulers of six bhava in vriddhi-sthana-11 economic gains

karako bhavo nashto

Henry suffered a strained relationship with his farmer father. His father was a sensible farmer (Surya-Karkata + Budha) and patriarch who wanted Henry to assume operations on fertile farmland near Detroit Michigan. But Henry wanted to tinker with new-fangled engines.

Budha in bhava-9

Zukra in bhava-11

lagnesha and rogesha-6 the political, regal Simha Mangala in bhava-10dig-bala = public reputation arises from both his unique and forceful personality (L-1) and his chronic conflict with labor-unions = rogesha-6 employees.

Mangala in bhava-10 * dig-bala

Empowered Mangala-10 made him aggressive in battle with the workers (6). Ford publically (10) asserted that that the worker's unions were operated by criminals (6) and that the workers by unionizing were exacerbating conflict (6). Ford was also an early supporter of the Nazi cause in Europe which increased his reputation for political conflict. While admired for his inventions (Kuja) and associated with advances in transportation with tremendous profits therefrom (bandesha-4 Shani in 11) Ford was also despised as a jealous, manipulative strike-breaker.

with rogesha-6 Simha-Kuja-10 Ford expressed a lifelong dislike of politics - and was forever putting his foot into his political mouth. During the WorldWar-2 era, Ford expressed admiration for Nazi factory efficiency, which severely damaged his public reputation and caused many Americans to scorn him as war enemy (6).

During the WorldWar-2 era, Ford Motor Co. 1863-1947 Henry Ford was branded as viciously anti-Semitic because of negative remarks he made about the banking elites. L-2 Guru yuti nichha-Zukra occasionally caused Ford to be"outspoken" with uncomfortable effect. He disliked bankers and his early career nearly failed because of his adversarial attitude toward financiers. Whilst there was some overlap between Jews as a social class and bankers as a social class, Ford felt unfairly criticized because his repeating complaint was lodged against bankers as a profession and not against a genetic or cultural people. rogesha-6 Mangala in 10 also publicly politicized his adversarial arguments.

~~ Interview with Henry Ford in The San Francisco Examiner. August 26, 1928

dharma bhava Doctrine contains Rahu; accepts drishti of pragmatic Shani + inventive Kuja

"I adopted the theory of Reincarnation when I was twenty six.

Religion offered nothing to the point. Even work could not give me complete satisfaction.

  • Work is futile if we cannot utilise the experience we collect in one life in the next.

  • When I discovered Reincarnation it was as if I had found a universal plan.

  • I realised that there was a chance to work out my ideas.

  • Time was no longer limited. I was no longer a slave to the hands of the clock.

Genius is experience. Some seem to think that it is a gift or talent, but it is the fruit of long experience in many lives.

  • Some are older souls than others, and so they know more.

  • The discovery of Reincarnation put my mind at ease.

IIf you preserve a record of this conversation, write it so that it puts men' s minds at ease. I would like to communicate to others the calmness that the long view of life gives to us ."


Ford Model-N with oil lamps * produced 1906-1908.

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

Karakamsha = bhava-11 economic marketplace * social community *

  • Kanya workers, servitude, imbalance * containing Shani + Guru + Zukra
Shani drishti into Rahu-1 + Kuja drishti into Rahu-1

industrialist Henry Ford never retired; he worked a full day every day

Henry Ford was notoriously unimpressed with public standards for personal integrity; protected by financial wealth and high status, he did what he wanted to do Jyeztha in the world of relationship conduct, including a long-term affair with his secretary (nichha-Zukra) which was reputed to have produced a son.

Fabulous wealth after MANY complete failures, bankrupting himself and several investors until a radical turnaround caused by new investors

  • 1904-1907 = Guru-Rahu period * Rahu-1 gives effect of Mangala-10 reputation, visibility, leadership

nichha-Zukra 0 degrees "dead state" * Wealth from Zukra yuvatipathi -7 in 11 and the wife (Zukra) whatever her problems is a lifelong friend plus essential economic partner. However, Zukra produces a degree of disloyalty to vows and a persistent pattern of attraction to women in service roles.

  • dhanakaraka Zukra = occupies 9th from Chandra = beliefs and ideology (9th) of the mother (Chandra) assist the financial values

  • Ford was famously rumored to have fathered a child with his long-time personal secretary (Kanya, servants) Evangeline Dahlinger, as elaborated in the book"The Secret Life of Henry Ford" .
  • Ketu in 5th from Chandra suggests the possibility of one illegitimate child in addition.

Zukra + Shani = "values efficiency, aesthetic (Zukra) of scarcity (Shani)
  • Joy (Zukra) of"cutting costs "(Shani) making automobiles reliable but cheap to be accessible to the masses
  • expressed a belief that free luxuries and tee-totaling were the keys to good character (did not live by this rule himself, but rather he preached it = Jyestha)

Rahu-Vrizchika in radical lagna accepts drishti of Rahu's ruler Mangala-10

  • proactive believer in reincarnation, higher principles, esoteric theories of race (1)

  • proselytizer (Jyestha); considered invasive and dominating by many

profile of Edsel Ford

Ketu in 5th from Chandra ruled by designing, financial Zukra + putrabhava ruled by Guru

  • Edsel was artistically, architecturally inclined toward automobile design. Edsel designed the Model-T Ford and other popular, innovative, unusual styles.

In adulthood, Edsel became a large-scale philanthropist . Zukra-ruled Ketu within the Chandra-Ketu-Zukra trine = arts. Henry delegated much charitable giving to Edsel, who on his father's behalf was a major donor to artistic endeavors.

Edsel died of stomach cancer at age 49 after decades of increasing friction with his father Henry regarding how the Ford Motor Co. should be operated. karmesha-10 Surya father's ultimate regal authority.

Karmasthana is naturally = 6th-from-5th and matters of 10 nearly always generate disagreement with eldest child about social regulation, status, position, and legislative authority.

  • Henry Ford's dominating Mangala-10 casts aggressive, dynamic drishti into putrasthana-5. Ford's imperial energy was a bitter pill for his children, especially Edsel his eldest.
  • 5th-from-Chandra = partnering bhava-7 Vrishabha, showing that Edsel was also his father's business partner.
~~ 300 Combinations 1912-1998 Jyotishi B. V. Raman

commentary on Madhya Vayasi Dhana Yoga

"A perusal of astrological literature bearing up ''Wealth'

reveals clearly that in order to become rich,

  • one should have in his horoscope

  • combinations which comprehend a point of contact

  • between lords of Lagna, 2nd, 11th, 5th and 9th.

Permutations and combinations of these lords

give rise to a stupendous number of Dhana Yogas "


Restored 1919 Ford Model-T "pick-up"


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