born three months after
born eight months after
former Chief Engineer in the Edison laboratories and close lifelong friend of
Ford Model-F * 1905
Ford Motor Co. 1863-1947 assembly line Henry Ford developed the gasoline-engine automobile along with a mass-production process which made the horseless carriage affordable to the middle-class
Strike-Breaker * broke up labor unions; spied on workers
Assembly Line Mass-Production
Automobile Manufacturer first mass-produced horseless carriage, the Ford Model-T
philanthropist * Free Mason * 33rd degree granted in 1940
Ford Motor Company
Earthbody-Exit 07-Apr-1947 (age 83)
"I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one - and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God's great open spaces."
Ford Motor Co. automobile magnate * 1863-1947 * Henry Ford
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Ford * 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
Dhaniztha * Vasu
For Dhaniztha births of a masculine valence, the condition of pioneering, direct, yang-energy, forward-pushing bhratru-karaka Mangala may considerably affect the outcome.
Brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, dancers, champions, challengers, inventors, explorers, dis-coverers, engineers, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pushers, invaders, pursuers, competitions and battles may be especially influential.
Dhaniztha-born often respond to a deep inner fear (Shani) which manifests as aggressive survival-driven competition (Kuja). The result = orderly, direct, empowered, and dynamic structured action.
Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Delphinus. Their purpose is social engineering, economic competition, and achievement of dominant positions.
Hierarchical Power Climber
Kuja-ruled Vasu-born fellows endure acute Shani-Mangala tension. They are intensely competitive. In no uncertain terms, these men play to win. Goal-oriented and often ruthless, their playing fields are typically located in the corporate-institutional hierarchies of Shani, where they strive for alpha-dominant positions.
Operating in orderly Shani-controlled environments of Makara and Kumbha, Vasu champions are surrounded by lawful, systematic, and often timid folks who rarely resist Hrsikesha's powerful ascent to the peak of the hierarchy.
Themes of brotherhood, survival, vitality, forceful movement, controlled explosion, exploration, pioneering, discovery, invention, drilling, penetration, invasion, intimidation, sexual pursuit, and conquest may contextualize Vasu's terrestrial experience. Also applies to Chandra in Dhaniztha
QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 87
"Two entirely different types are born with Dhaniztha rising.
It depends on the part of this asterism, which lies on the Rising Point, as to which type predominates.
They both have thick necks and heavy thighs.
Ford Model-N with oil lamps * produced 1906-1908.
1928 Model-A Ford * the Model-A was produced during 1927-1931
| Vimshottari Dasha calendar |
Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar
Mrs. Clara Jane Bryant Ford, 1866-1950
born 06-Nov-1893, Henry Ford's only recognized child was son Edsel Ford who operated the Ford Motor Company 1919-1943
Chandra Mahadasha * age birth until 6-months
30-July-1863 Earth-birth in Greenfield Village (Dearborn) Michigan * Chandra-Zukra bhukti * yogakaraka Zukra rules 4-transportation + 9-ideology
Mangala Mahadasha * age 6-months until 7.6
Rahu Mahadasha * age 7.6 until 25.6 * 1871-1889
20-Mar-1876 decease of his mother during childbirth (Ford's age 12). * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 12th-from-Chandra
1881 leaves home (age 17) to apprentice in a machine shop. Rahu-Ketu period
Guru Mahadasha * age 25.6 until age 41.6 * 1889-1905
1891 Henry and Clara leave the farm. Henry starts working for Edison Illuminating Company owned by General Electric 1847-1931 Thomas Edison to learn more about the new-fangled concept of electricity. * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 2+11 revenues, goals * Guru rules 8th-from-4th emigration
06-Nov-1893 birth of only legitimated child Edsel Ford * Guru Budha bhukti * Budha putrapathi * Budha rules 9th-from-Chandra
1895 Ford founded two companies to build his carriages, but both failed within a year * Guru-Zukra bhukti * nichha-Zukra rules Ketu-4 ++ Zukra rules-9 occupies 12th-from-9th
Jun-1896 completed his first operational horseless carriage called the Quadricycle. * Guru-Ketu period * Ketu-4 transportation. This model is never produced (Ketu)
16-Jun-1903 investors funded a factory using Ford's system. Founding of Ford Motor Company * Guru-Rahu chidradasha * Rahu-10 = Ford executive director of eponymous company
1904 Ford Motor Company of Canada is founded across the river from Detroit. Anchored legally in Canada, its aim was to sell Ford's engines in cars, trucks, and tractors throughout the British Empire * Guru-Rahu chidradasha * Rahu-10 = Ford executive director of eponymous company
Shani Mahadasha * age 41.6 until age 60.6 == 1905-1924
08-Mar-1905 decease of father * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani pitrimaraka rules 7th-from-Surya
1908 released the Model-T designed for low cost and maintainability * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani minimalism, masses, elegance
1913 Ford designs the motorized assembly-line mass production factory. Thousands of low-skill factory workers migrate to Detroit seeking work * Shani-Zukra bhukti * yogakaraka nichha-Zukra rules Ketu-transients
1914 Ford offers the legendary 5-dollar day + 8-hour workday. The 5-dollar day brings highly qualified workers. The 8-hour workday allows him to have three 8-hour shifts per day, thus extracting maximum efficiency from the factories. * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra finance
Nov-1918 runs for the election to USA-Senator from Michigan, in support of POTUS-28 The State 1856-1924 Woodrow Wilson and his League of Nations, but is narrowly defeated * Shani-Rahu period
1920-1922, Despite the source document being exposed as a forgery by the London Times, Ford published a series of virulently anti-Semitic articles in the Dearborn Independent newspaper.* Shani-Rahu period * Rahu-10 executive decisions, culture wars
09-Apr-1923 birth of Ford's imputed second son John Dahlinger (Henry Ford's age 60) * Shani-Guru bhukti
Budha Mahadasha * age 60.6 until age 77.6 == 1924-1941
26-May-1927 closed production of Model-T which had been continuously manufactured for 18-years * Budha-Ketu period * Ketu endings
1927 closed the Dearborn Independent newspaper following intense political and economic pressure * Budha-Ketu period
Mar-1932 end production of Model-A * Budha-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 6-disavowal
1938 (Henry Ford's age 75) debilitating heart attack. * Budha-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 12-hospitalization, withdrawal from activities
1938 * on his 75th birthday via the German consul in Cleveland, Henry Ford receives the Grand Cross of the German Eagle from Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler * Budha-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 12-foreign lands, invisible identities
Ketu Mahadasha * age 77.6 until decease age 83 * 1941-1947 * End of Things
1941 the Nazi Regime replaces all of Fordwerke's management with Nazi loyalists. Henry Ford loses control of his European manufacturing base = the German factories at Koln * Ketu-Ketu swabhukti * Ketu-4 losses from nationalism
7-Dec-1941 Pearl Harbor attack, USA enters WW-2. Ford operationalizes a long-expected manufacturing surge to supply the USA military forces * Ketu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 4-homeland
26-May-1943 decease of son Edsel Ford (via stomach cancer, Edsel's age 49)* Ketu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 2nd-from-5th
Sept-1945 ceded presidency of the Ford Motor Company to his grandson * Ketu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 2nd-from-10th, next step leadership
07-Apr-1947 Earthbody-Exit (age 83, cerebral hemorrhage) * Ketu-Budha chidradasha * Surya-yuti-Budha = Budha gives effect of maraka Surya rules -7
| Distinctive Features of the Nativity |
"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.
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.
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 ."
~~ Interview with Henry Ford in The San Francisco Examiner. August 26, 1928
Clara Bryant Ford and Henry Ford arriving in New York City on the S.S. Majestic after a visit to England. 1928 (following 40 years of marriage)
"A perusal of astrological literature bearing up ''Wealth' reveals clearly that in order to become rich, one should have in his horoscope
Permutations and combinations of these lords give rise to a stupendous number of Dhana Yogas "
~~ 300 Combinations 1912-1998 Jyotishavidya B. V. Raman * commentary on Madhya Vayasi Dhana Yoga
Surya receives the imaginative protectionist, defensive drishti of Chandra-12
Surya receives the secretive, conspiratorial but also commanding executive drishti of Rahu-10-Vrischika
Surya-61 rules 7-marriage, financial contracts, business partnerships. Ford was known as a difficult partner whose ideas (Surya) bankrupted some investors and enriched others.
Dad was a sensible farmer Surya-Karkata. The patriarch wanted Henry to assume operations on the family's fertile farmland near Detroit Michigan. In dad's mind the farm had been improved by years of labor investment, and it was now profitable Surya-rules-7 equity.
But Henry wanted something more exciting He wanted to tinker with new-fangled engines and things that exploded * Surya rules Mangala-SImha-7 heat, explosions
Henry suffered a strained relationship with his farmer father Surya in bhava-6. His father was a sensible landowner farmer (Karkata) who wanted Henry to assume operations on fertile, economically productive farmland near Detroit Michigan. But Henry wanted to tinker with new-fangled engines.
Henry Ford was notoriously unimpressed with public standards for personal integrity; protected by treasury and high status. Surya in bhava-6 rules 7-expectations. Henry Ford was ever the political champion of folkways Surya-Karkata , and he aggressively (Mangala) defended the Eurocentric settlers way of life against what he felt were its ethnic enemies.
Chandra-12 rules 6 = Harsha Yoga * protects from disease, injury, ill-effects of litigation, accusation, pollution
Chandra-12 and Surya-6 exchange mutual drishti suggesting that the parents formed a partnership of opposites, each modeling a different but mutually balanced opposing worldview to their young son Henry Ford. His parents exemplified illness and dissatisfaction, but they maintained their consecrated vows.
Chandra-12 rules rogasthana-6 . Henry Ford's mom, who had been in frail health for many years, died in childbirth when Henry was 12 years old.
MARRIAGE partnership emotional expectations * Marriage for Chandra-12
11-Apr-1888 marriage to Clara Bryant (Henry's age 25). * Rahu-Mangala chidradasha * R-K gochara Karkata-Makara contact Chandra-Makara
Marriage during a chidradasha suggests that the avowed relationship remains on the edge of dissolution.Mangala-Singha-7-Magha shows that Clara Bryant was an independent, intelligent, articulate churchwoman (Magha) whose reputation for leadership in philanthropy and charitable works * Kuja karmesha * was unbesmirched.
Mangala rules 4 + 9 from Kuja-Simha-7 lagna. Clara was dedicated to her church (9) and local mother-and-child welfare (4).
Obvious marital challenges are implied by Henry Ford's nichha-Zukra-8 at zero degrees. Yet she was the pre-eminent moral advisor to his business empire (Surya-yuti-Budha -in 7th-from-Chandra = Karkata morality)
His Chandra in Shravana-12 is excruciatingly sensitive to public opinion, and Ford never endangered her privileged lifestyle. She supplied the steadfast bulwark of his public reputation despite his many misdoings.
Shani in Bhava-8-Uttaraphalguni rules 2nd-from-Chandra = second marriage. The second marriage would have been much easier and more attuned to his personality. Ford did produce a second family with his long-time secretary, with whom he enjoyed a decades-long affair, but neither their relationship nor the child was never legitimized. The secretary was placed in an arranged shell-marriage and the child was born into the legitimacy of that shell. Ford built her a gracious home next-door to his own .and was noted to spend time there with her and her son on a daily basis * lagnesha Shani in Bhava-8 secrecy
Chandra rules 10th-navamsha Karkata = transportation, vehicles, roadways, driving, local infrastructure
THREE PROTECTIVE Viparita Raja Yoga
Ford's secretive workplace spying was considered invasive and dominating by many. However the amazing triple-viparita yoga of Harsha + Sarala + Vimala prevented Ford's invasive behaviors from lawsuits and there was never a criminal conviction. Believing that Ford's factories supported thousands of families, the judges of the lawcourts refused to hear criminal accusations against Ford. Reputation not impugned regardless of crime committed.
Harsha Yoga conferred by Chandra * protects against poverty, supports research (12)
Ford's visions-gone-nowhere (12) disappointed a series of investors hoping for a better product. Even with a promising vision and a record of small successes, he suffered numerous failures as an independent engineer. Yet Ford was never impoverished as he experimented with investor's money, not his own.
Chandra in Shravana the Listener in fantasy-delusion bhava-12 ruling accusations-Budha-6
Ford famously planted spies (12 espionage) in the restrooms of his factories so that he could hear what the workers were saying about him and the company. Workers were fired for speaking with disloyalty or disrespect.
Kuja-7 receives no drishti * uncomplicated, unconstrained forward action
Raja-Yoga * COMMANDING ROLE
Kuja-Simha-7 rules Vrischika Rahu-10 = ambitious, restless young man, powerhouse of yang energy = Karmesha in 7 = Mangala-in rashi of His friend political, flamboyant Simha == ruler of 10 in 10th-from-10th
Ford believed that he himself alone should make all final decisions for his companies. So vital was his entitled egocentrism that even his top executives said they felt like high-paid puppets.
Ford was a very well-known personality, most famed for his genius (Simha) and admired for drive (Kuja) to overcome all obstacles * yet Ford was widely disliked for cultural bigotry, hate, and contempt for workers' rights (complexities of bhava-6-8-12).
Emotional power to change, transform, recycle, regenerate
Kuja drishti into Rahu-10 leadership, into bhava-1 personality, physical vitality- + bhava-2 treasuries
Energetic inventive Kuja = active in the worlds of politics, policy, drama, celebrity, self-centered displays of intelligence and entitlements.
Simha Mangala = shad-ashtaka 6-8 angle from Chandra-Makara = emotional conflict via regal entitlement = aggression; tantrums . Ford's imperial (Simha) energy was a bitter pill for his children, especially Edsel his eldest.
Empowered Mangala-7-Simha made Henry Ford aggressive in political battle.
Ford expressed a lifelong dislike of politics (Simha) . Yet he boasted an aggressive intelligence and he would dominate negotiations (7) until others submitted to his ideas (5). He often put his foot into his political mouth due to impulsive (Kuja) style of presentation. Full-steam-ahead Kuja.
Budha-6 rules 8 * Sarala Yoga
During the Budha Mahadasha 1924-1941, Ford's engineers designed models A (1927-1931) and B (1932-1934)
Paternalism Chandra-12 rules servants, workers-6
Ford felt (Chandra) that he needed to morally guide his flock of workers like a pastoral shepherd. He assumed as a matter of principle that his pontifical judgment on labor matters (6) was superior to the opinions of the workers.
Chandra-12 drishti into Budha-6 creates a nearly untouchable harsha yoga. Budha-6 in ethnic Karkata has the potential for conventional cultural hypocrisy, as Ford aptly demonstrated with his do what I say, not what I do preaching to the workers. His paternalistic attitude toward the assembly-line workers was seen as self-righteous (Surya) and ultimately paranoid (12 fantasies). Ford regularly delivered the familiar homiliy that free pleasures, such as a walk in nature, along with tea-totaling (abstinence from alcohol) were the keys to a satisfying lifestyle. Unfortunately he did not live by this rule himself. He only preached it = nichha-Zukra in 9th-from-Chandra hypocritical preaching
Budha Mahadasha * age 60.6 until age 77.6 == 1924-1941
Budha rules 5-politics + 8-secrecy. during the period age 60-75, Ford became increasingly involved in the ethnically motivated Fascist politics that spurred the Axis aggressions of European World-War-2. Budha in bhava-6 war-talk. and slavery. He funded publication (Budha) of defamatory propaganda to aid the ethnic attacks Budha-Karkata ethnicity.
Throughout the Budha Mahadasha Ford descended into a well of toxic accusations, racism, bigotry, and discriminatory (Budha) social policies, which peaked during the late 1930's when he tried to curry favor with Hitler. At the same time, his manufacturing (Budha-Pushya) operations flourished and his vast labor force (6) while unruly was generally gaining manual skill.
Ford asserted (Budha) that that the worker's unions were operated by criminals (6) and that the workers by unionizing were exacerbating conflict. Ford was also an early supporter of the Nazi cause in Europe which increased his reputation for engaging in unfair practices (6).
Budha-6 receives drishti of His ruler Chandra-Makara-12 suggesting that the social order (Makara) generally supported Ford's behaviors, both the nice and the not-nice. There was so much activity behind closed doors (8) including unbalanced (6) accounting methods (Budha accounting) that historians may assess the company but they often admit to not fully understanding the man.
Budha-6 rules 8 * Sarala Yoga ensures that Ford suffered no personal harm from any of this nefarious activity
Bantering Budha rules Ford's highly secretive randhrasthana-Kanya, containing
Scholars opine that Henry Ford may have been cultivating a personal friendship with Hitler in a desperate attempt to retain control over his large-scale investment in Ford's German factories.
Dhanayoga * hidden assets * Guru rules 2 + 11 for Kumbha-lagna
bhava-8 hidden assets contains rulers of 1, 2 , 4, 9, 11, 12 * nichha-Zukra + Shani + Brihaspati
Ford was a control-freak. He conducted many operation in secrecy, not only financially but also legally, sexually, psychologically, and numerous occult (unseen) arrangements
Guru-8 wants financial non-transparency., Ford did not like banks or bankers thus he ensured that his finances were hidden from public view
Due to his many business failures, Ford had major frustrations with moneylenders. He bankrupted frequently, often leaving his investors and their bankers with considerable loss and debt.
By the middle of the Guru-Mahadasha in his mid-30's, Ford's ability to get funding for his designs was dwindling dangerously. Yet personally he was protected from financial harm, due to Triple Viparita Rajayoga.
Guru rules 11- social network * friendships with materially powerful, secretive, revolutionary (8) men
In a peculiar twist of history, Ford's ancient resentment of bankers (nichha-Zukra), who often required him to honor signed financial contracts, became mixed with the racist-fascist rhetoric of the Nazi regime. Ford became a friend and admirer of Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler
Ford's adult best friend General Electric 1847-1931 Thomas Edison was known for advantageous use of cruelty. plagiarism, and intellectual property theft, making Edison one of the wealthiest industrialists of his generation.
Guru Mahadasha * age 25.6 until age 41.6 * 1889-1905
Financial Guru-Kanya ruling 2 + 11 holds the highest Kanya-8 degree, dominating both Shani rules 1+12 and Zukra rules 4+9. Thus economic profits (11) along with family treasuries (2) dominate all the other concerns of personality, imagination, patriotism, and paradigm of belief..
The Kanya-8-cluster occupies the emotionally philosophical, theoretical, guidance-providing 9th-from-Chandra. Ford actively promoted his esoteric spiritual beliefs (Guru), with a dash of self-righteous moralizing (Budha Karkata). He was quoted on philosophical topics of the day (especially by journalists for the newspapers that he owned) .
During Shani-Guru bhukti , Ford was said to have fathered a child with his secretary, with whom he enjoyed a decades-long relationship. However Ford never married the mother of his second child. 2nd-from-Chandra = secretive bhava-8, ruled by Budha-6 servants..
Yogakaraka Zukra rules 4-foundations, childhood, cultural rhythms, ethnic basis ++ 9-doctrine, philosophy, credenda, beliefs
Zukra rules Thula-swamsha containing Rahu-Thula D-9 = hunger for deal-making, trades, bargains
Guru + Shani + Zukra occupy the emotionally philosophical, theoretical, guidance-providing 9th-from-Chandra = bhava-8 occult non-disclosure coverage tantra.
Unfortunately in addition to his widely admired manufacturing prowess, Ford became despised by most of his workers as a jealous, manipulative unjust strike-breaker (nichha-Zukra unfair contracts).
SON 5th-from-Chandra contains Ketu ruled by designing Zukra + Putrapathi Budha-6
Henry Ford's elder son Edsel Ford was artistically, architecturally inclined toward automobile design (Zukra rules 4 transport). Edsel designed the Model-T Ford and other popular, innovative, unusual styles.
Yet 5th-from-Chandra-12 = Ketu-4, showing that Edsel's talent was somewhat unrecognized by his father. In adulthood.
Son's Philanthropy = Zukra-yuti-Guru
Edsel became a large-scale philanthropist supported by his father (Zukra-yuti generous Guru). Henry delegated much charitable giving to Edsel, who on his father's behalf was a major donor to artistic endeavors in the Detroit area (Zukra).
Bandesha nichha-Zukra + Shani + Guru = occupy bhava-8 = 9th-from-Chandra = emotionally based beliefs and ideology (9th) .
Zukra yogakaraka * rules 5+10 from Chandra-Makara ++ rules 4+9 from Kumbha-lagna
Public Power of Zukra
Rulers of 1, 2, 4, 9, 11, 12 = concentrated into the typically exploitive narrative of nichha-Zukra.
Although looking back with today's social ethics Ford may be judged as a harshly exploitive power-monger, the historical fact is that his secret, non-transparent destruction (8) of fair contracts and equity vows often produced powerful and respected results for Ford.
He may not have been a happy man or a fair man, but until his big collapse during Ketu Mahadasha, he was able manifest his ideas fully due to the overall environment in which he lived, including social tolerance for exploitation (Shani-Kanya) and winner-take-all capitalistic ideology (Guru) of the day.
Many Americans had read the inspiring tales of Gospel of Wealth 1835-1919 Andrew Carnegie, and they believed.
During the years leading into WorldWar-2, despite their exposure as a forgery, Ford published an extensive series of Jew-blaming conspiracy articles in his newspaper. The stories were false, but due to Ford's status most of his readers believed the propaganda.
Ford disliked bankers (nichha-Zilra) and his early career nearly failed because of his adversarial attitude toward financiers. Although his published rants against Jews were quite obviously hateful, Ford felt unfairly criticized because (as he said) his repeating complaint was lodged against bankers as a profession and not against a genetic or cultural people. Yet when he publishied the forged Protocols to an audience who had no previous knowledge of international banking cartels and who could not distinguish between an ethnicity and a profession, Ford revealed his underlying race bigotry and stoked the fires of home-grown American fascism.
Nichha-Zukra 0 degrees "dead state" * produces a degree of disloyalty to vows and a persistent pattern of attraction to women in service roles. Three wives are forecast. 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 . \Zukra + Shani = "values efficiency, aesthetic (Zukra) of scarcity (Shani)
Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka
Shani occupies the elder-respecting, old-faith, strict philosophies, punitive, scarcity-preaching 9th-from-Chandra
Shani-8 rules 12 = Vimala Yoga = protection from ill-effects of 12 such as social Invisibility, prison, isolation
From the baseline of Chandra-Makara-Draco-12, the mature voice of sober serious structured hierarchical Professor Shani rules 1-personality + 2-treasuries, voice, speech, opinions, telling of history, genetics
Shani Mahadasha * age 41.6 until age 60.6 == 1905-1924 * era of mass-production
Guru + Shani + Zukra occupy the emotionally philosophical, theoretical, guidance-providing 9th-from-Chandra
Lagnesha Shani work-patterns and work-ethic
Henry Ford never retired. He worked a full day every day.
When Shani mahadasha began at his age 41, Shani had matured, Thus Ford's personality integrity was able to benefit from Shani's workhorse agenda. Ford presented himself as a tea-totaling (no alcohol) orderly, disciplined, austere, icon of the Protestant Ethic. Except for those in his inner circle such as executives in the company, most commoners perceived Ford as a hardworking industrialist deity.
Under auspice of Shanicarya, engineer Ford arrived at the structured system (Shani) for the Model-T assembly line during the period 1906-1917 = the second half of his Shani Mahadasha. Typically the first half of Shani Mahadasha gives effect of mulatrikona Kumbha (systems) and the second half gives effect of Makara (structure).
Systems and More Systems
Ford copied the assembly line system from Olds (maker of the Oldsmobile beginning in 1901) He kept refining it for efficiencies during the Model-T production years 1906-1917. Other USA factories began imitating Ford's efficiencies, and suddenly Americans had more affordable appliances than ever before.
During the Shani Mahadasha, Ford exhibited relentless discipline in cutting costs (Shani austerities) making automobiles reliable but cheap in order to be accessible to the masses (Shani).
Respectable Shani suffers from unjust nichha-Zukra
Despite his Shani-agenda for orderly systems and economic accomplishment, Ford was chronically associated with unfairness and exploitation. Specifically his attacks upon labor unionization associated him with unfair workplace rules.
Shani's structural perspective on class relations convinced Ford that he understood the workers better than they understood themselves. Ford insisted that he cared for the workers so much that he must regulate them for their own good.
Realization of Designs
During the Shani Mahadasha 1905-1924, Ford designed models C (1904) and F (1905-1906) which were placed into immediate production, adequately funded, and immediately (though modestly) profitable.
Muddy, wagon-rutted roadways around Detroit were improved by the local governments and often paved by the citizens themselves, to accommodate the cars and soon the trucks. Shani rules Chandra (locality, roads) and 2nd-from-Chandra = next steps for the remarkable new thing called the auto-mobile.
Shani-Budha bhukti 1908 = begin the legendary Model-T
The Model-T, produced 1908-1927, was designed for low cost (Shani), fuel efficiency (Shani), and reliability (Shani) plus easy repairs (Budha). By design, the rough-and-ready Model-T withstood much of the roughness (Shani endurance) of traveling over the terrible roads of the day.
Shani matches the Masses
Adding to the original manufacturing sequences introduced by Olds (maker of Oldsmobiles) Ford innovated the motorized assembly-line mass production method. Cost to purchase a car then dropped from luxury price of $850 to middle-class affordable $300.
15 million Model-T cars were built by thousands of low-skill factory workers (Shani) from 1913 until 1927.
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)
Rahu-10 = passion for social regulation, status, position, and decision-making authority
Rahu-10 occupies the emotionally motivated community-linking, economically fruitful, revenue-regulating, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra
Ford heavily promoted his occult ideas about reincarnation (Vrischika) and esoteric (mainly groundless, Ketu) theories of race (genetic lineage - Ketu-Vrishabha breeds).
Ketu ** kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka
Ketu-4 = rarely at home
Ketu Mahadasha * age 77.6 until decease age 83 * 1941-1947 * End of Things
During the build-up to WorldWar-2 during his Budha Mahadasha, Ford expressed admiration for Nazi factory efficiency. He funded and published anti-Semitic propaganda. In retrospect, some historians believe that Ford may have been desperately pandering to Hitler's ego in order to preserve Detroit's control of important German factories.
Whether he was expressing his own vitriol or fawning upon the Fuhrer, Henry Ford's public statements were unmistakably racist and fascist in nature.
Yet few Americans were concerned with the distant war until 7-Dec-1941, when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Suddenly, Ford's relationship with Hitler and his vicious anti-Semitism was seen as un-patriotic (Ketu-4 unanchored). His all-important public reputation was severely damaged.
Nevertheless, the US needed military vehicles and virtually all American factories were pressed into service for the war effort - no matter the blathering of their elderly boss. The spectacular triple-Viparita-Rajayoga protected him again.
Loss of Control of German plants
By 1941 (the first year of Ford's Ketu Mahadasha) the Nazi Regime had replaced all of Fordwerke's management with Nazi loyalists, and Henry Ford completely lost control of his German operations.
Ketu-4 ruled by nichha-Zukra slavery
According to Ford Motor Company and the Third Reich, "slave laborers were used at [Fordwerke's] Cologne plant between 1941 and 1945. So were prisoners of war and foreign laborers, mostly from Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, but also from France and Italy."
Loss of Son
Karmasthana = 6th-from-5th and matters of 10 nearly always generate disagreement with eldest child (5) about . Emotionally, Henry Ford needed to make all the decisions, and his son (represented by Ketu in 5th-from-Chandra-12) was often sidelined into petty works.
During Ford's Ketu-Chandra bhukti , after decades of increasing friction with his father Henry regarding how the Ford Motor Co. should be operated, Edsel Ford died of stomach cancer on 26-May-1943 (age 49)* Ketu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 2nd-from-5th
Edsel's death created a debilitating depression for the elder Ford.
Loss of reputation
At the onset of Ketu Mahadasha, Ford began to be perceived by many Americans as a traitor to the principles of human equality and freedom of religion.
Ketu's ruler = nichha-Zukra-8 indicating severe but camouflaged imbalances
His later-life mental illness including workplace paranoia and unfounded accusations of company leaders. Almost overshadowing his spectacular manufacturing accomplishments and his iconic contributions to the age of the automobile, Ford's Ketu-era deterioration soured his reputation in the public memory.
Ford died on 07-Apr-1947 during Ketu-Budha bhukti , in a state of mental distress. Clara Bryant Ford died three years after Henry, on 29-Sep-1950.
Henry Ford with his good friend General Electric 1847-1931 Thomas Edison
Mrs. Clara Bryant Ford * socialite, manager, philanthropist * 1866-1950
Ford Quadricycle * the first working model * 1896
Restored 1919 Ford Model-T "pick-up"
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