born three months after
born eight months after
former Chief Engineer in the Edison laboratories and close lifelong friend of
Ford Model-F * 1905
Engineer, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Strike-Breaker, Assembly Line Mass-Production
Ford Motor Company
fleshdeath 07-Apr-1947 (age 83)
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
Krittika * Pleyades
For Krittika natives, the condition of radiant, intelligent, central, confident, pitrikaraka Surya considerably affects the outcome.
Father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, poetic romantics, and game-players may be especially influential.
Guided by instructors from the civilizations of Pleyades.
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 80
"A proud, dignified, and honorable person
He is very ambitious and eager for power
He has an innate sense of the importance of his destiny .
He expects everything to come to him as his due
1928 Model-A Ford * the Model-A was produced during 1927-1931
| Vimshottari Dasha Timeline |
Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline
Mangala Mahadasha * age birth until 6.3
30-July-1863 Earthbody-Entry * Mangala-Rahu period
Rahu Mahadasha * age 6.3 until 24.3
20-March-1876 decease of his mother during childbirth (Ford's age 13). Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules matrimaraka 2nd-from-Chandra
1881 leaves home (age 17) to apprentice in machine shop. Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules 2nd-from-Chandra next step after home-parents
Guru Mahadasha * age 24.3 until age 40.3
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-Shani period * Shani rules 11 = 8th-from-4th recycle home next step * Shani rules 11-earnings
06-Nov-1893 birth of only legitimated child Edsel Ford * Guru-Budha period * Budha rules 9th-from-Chandra
1895 Ford founded two companies to build his carriages, but both failed within a year * Guru-Ketu period
June-1896 completed his first operational horseless carriage called the Quadricycle. * Guru-Zukra period * Zukra balance, alignment, design
Shani Mahadasha * age 40.3 until age 59.3 * 1903-1922
16-Jun-1903 investors funded a factory using Ford's system. Founding of Ford Motor Company * Shani-Shani swabhukti* Shani rules 11 economic earnings, revenue, funding
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 * Shani-Shani swabhukti* Shani rules 11 economic earnings, revenue, funding
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-Budha period * Budha-4 transportation rules 6-workers + working-class customers
1913 Ford designs the motorized assembly-line mass production factory employing thousands of low-skill factory workers (6) * Shani-Surya period * Surya rules 3rd-from-3rd, manual process
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-Guru period * Guru-6 accusation rules 9-belief, 12 foreigners, distant worlds
Budha Mahadasha * age 59.3 until age 76.3 * 1922-1939
09-Apr-1923 birth of Ford's imputed second son John Dahlinger (Henry Ford's age 60) * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha rules 9th-from-Chandra
1927 closed the Dearborn Independent newspaper following intense political and economic pressure * Budha-Zukra period * Zukra rules 2 = 12th-from-3rd close communications
1938 (Henry Ford's age 75) debilitating heart attack. * Budha-Shani chidradasha
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 [Ford's Mula-swamsha matches Hitler's Mula-Chandra] * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani rules 10-public honor
Ketu Mahadasha * age 76.3 until age 83.3
26-May-1943 son's fleshdeath (via cancer) decease of Ford's only acknowledged child, Edsel Ford * Ketu-Rahu period
Sept-1945 ceded presidency of the Ford Motor Company to his grandson * Ketu-Shani period
Zukra Mahadasha * age 83.3 until decease age 83
07-Apr-1947 Earthbody-Exit (age 83, cerebral hemorrhage) * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra rules maraka-2-2
| Distinctive Features of the Nativity |
Mrs. Clara Jane Bryant Ford, 1866-1950
Surya receives the protectionist, defensive drishti of Chandra-10
Surya receives the secretive, conspiratorial drishti of Rahu-8-Vrischika
Surya vidyapathi intelligence occupies 4 transportation
Dad was a sensible farmer Surya-Karkata + Surya in bhava-4) The patriarch wanted Henry to assume operations on the family's fertile farmland near Detroit Michigan. But Henry wanted something more exciting during his Rahu Mahadasha * age 6.3 until 24.3 He wanted to tinker with new-fangled engines and things that exploded * Mangala-5-Simha drishti to Rahu-8 Vrischika explosions.
Henry suffered a strained relationship with his farmer father. 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-4 rules 5-politics. Henry Ford was ever the political champion of folkways, and he aggressively (Mangala) defended the Eurocentric settlers way of life against what he felt were ethnic enemies.
Chandra-10 and Surya-41 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.
Chandra rules bandusthana-4 basis of life, ethnicity, vehicles, roadways, the lay of the land, the farmlands, the folks.
MARRIAGE partnership emotional expectations * Marriage for Chandra-10
During Guru-Guru swabhukti, Ford anchored the most socially important relationship of his life. Clara Bryant was an independent, intelligent, articulate churchwoman whose reputation for concern with local families was unbesmirched. Clara was dedicated to her church (Karkata) and local mother-and-child welfare (4). Obvious difficulties arise due to Henry Ford's nichha-Zukra at zero degrees. Yet she was the pre-eminent moral (Karkata) representative of his business empire and Ford never endangered her privileged lifestyle. She supplied the steadfast bulwark of his public reputation for beneficent community development, despite his many misdoings.
Shani-6 vriddhipathi rules 2nd-from-Chandra second marriage. Ford did produce a second family with his long-time secretary, but it was never legitimized * Shani-6 in the secretive 8th-from-11th.
5th-from-Chandra represents the first child.
Zukra-ruled Ketu-2 within the Chandra-Ketu-Zukra trine = arts.
Edsel Ford was artistically, architecturally inclined toward automobile design. Edsel designed the Model-T Ford and other popular, innovative, unusual styles. Yet 5th-from-Chandra-10 = Ketu-2, showing that Edsel's talent was somewhat unrecognized by his father. In adulthood. Edsel became a large-scale philanthropist supported by his father (Ketu-2 family banking receives drishti of generous Guru). Henry delegated much charitable giving to Edsel, who on his father's behalf was a major donor to artistic endeavors (Zukra).
lagnesha Kuja-5 receives no drishti
Kuja-Simha-5 rules Vrischika Rahu-8 = ambitious, restless young man, powerhouse of yang energy
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 (5) and admired for drive to overcome all obstacles (Kuja) * yet Ford was widely disliked for cultural bigotry, hate, and contempt for workers' rights (complexities of bhava-6).
Mangala occupies the transformative, recycling, identity-changing 8th-from-Chandra
Energetic inventive Kuja is most active in the world of politics, policy, drama, celebrity, self-centered displays of intelligence and entitlements. Kuja drishti into Rahu-8, into bhava-11-economic gains, and into bhava-12 imagination, reflection.
Simha Mangala = shad-ashtaka 6-8 angle from Chandra-Makara = emotional conflict via regal entitlement = aggression; tantrums . Ford's imperial (5) energy was a bitter pill for his children, especially Edsel his eldest.
Empowered lagnesha Mangala-5-Simha made Henry Ford aggressive in political battle. Ford expressed a lifelong dislike of politics (Simha) but typical of Mangala-5 he had an aggressive intelligence and he would dominate a discussion (5 = 3rd-from-3rd) 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-4 rules the Karakamsha = bhava-6 labor
Budha rogesha rules-6 unskilled labor, exploitation
Budha Mahadasha 1922-1939. Budha rules-3 announcements, newspapers, editorials.
Budha rules 10th-navamsha Kanya = labor, exploitation, servitude = containing atmakaraka Guru-Kanya
During Budha-Budha swabhukti, 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 ruled by Shani-6 servants, and Ketu-2 second marriage.
Protection from Social Invisibility, Prison, Isolation
Guru-6 rules 12 = Vimala Yoga
As dharmapathi and as karaka for beliefs, Brihaspati-6 ruling 9-12 has both productive and unpleasant functions. 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.
Broken Contracts, Blaming
Ford broke many financial contracts, with his wife (broke the marriage vow) with his employees (denied their right to organize) and financially with his investors and their bankers. He hated those who forced him to honor the few that he was unable to break. Vimala Yoga is highly protective however; he was never imprisoned (12) or substantially harmed despite his participation in financial inequity and social injustice.
Due to his many business failures, Ford had major frustrations with moneylenders. He bankrupted often, leaving investors and their bankers with nasty 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.
Mutual Admiration friendship with Hitler
Budha rules Guru-Shani-Zukra-6. As the Budha Mahadasha began near his age 60 (in 1923), Ford's ancient resentment of bankers (who often tried to force him to honor signed financial contracts) became mixed with the incipient Nazi movement in Germany (Ketu-2 ruled by nichha-Zukra-6) Ford became a friend and admirer of Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler
On the basis of defense of an agricultural, non-commercial, anti-moneylending way of life, Ford descended into a well of toxic beliefs, xenophobia, racism, bigotry, and ideological support (Guru) for social injustice
dhanakaraka nichha-Zukra + Shani + Guru = occupy bhava-6 = 9th-from-Chandra = emotionally based beliefs and ideology (9th)
During his volatile Guru Mahadasha, Guru-Kanya rules 9-12 and Guru dominates both Shani ruler of 10-11 and Zukra ruler of 2-7. He became a nationally know figure due to activating 7- 9-10-11 via Guru + Shani + Zukra
The Kanya-cluster occupies the emotionally philosophical, theoretical, guidance-providing 9th-from-Chandra; Ford was quoted on philosophical topics in the newspapers of the day.
Guru + Shani + Zukra occupy the emotionally philosophical, theoretical, guidance-providing 9th-from-Chandra = bhava-6.
Unfortunately in addition to his widely admired manufacturing prowess, Ford became despised by most of his workers as a jealous, manipulative anti-fairness strike-breaker (6).
Paternalism Chandra-10 rules 4-parenting
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, because he was a social leader (Chandra-10).
Zukra-nichha in 9th-from-Chandra = bhava-6. has the potential for colossal hypocrisy, as Ford aptly demonstrated with his do what I say, not what I do preaching to the workers. His patronizing attitude toward the assembly-line workers was seen as self-righteous and ultimately paranoid. Ford regularly expressed a core belief that free luxuries (such as a walk in nature) and tee-totaling were the keys to good character. Unfortunately he did not live by this rule himself. He only preached it = nichha-Zukra in 9th-from-Chandra preaching
Zukra yogakaraka from Chandra-lagna * Zukra rules
Public Power of Zukra
Six bhava-pathi occupy rogasthana-6: Shani rules 10-11, Guru rules 9-12, and Zukra rules 2-7. Thus rulers of 2-7-9-10-11-12 which are all public-facing except 2 -- are concentrated into the contract-breaking, exploitive, accusing, blaming-shaming narrative of bhava-6.
Betrayal of fair contracts and equity vows is often an element in the script of nichha-Zukra.
Dhanesha-2 Zukra rules 5th-from-Chandra and 2nd-from-Chandra * treasury * signifying acquisition of contained wealth, and benefits from financial speculation.
During the WorldWar-2 era, Ford was branded as viciously anti-Semitic because of negative remarks he made about the banking elites. He published an extensive series of Jew-blaming conspiracy articles in his newspaper, despite their exposure as a forgery. Nichha-Zukra-6 rules Ketu-2 Vrishabha stories. The stories were false, but they facilitated his frustrations with being held financially accountable to his contracts and his overall disregard for truth (Ketu-2).
Dhanesha nichha-Zukra-6 (rules 2-banking) caused Ford to express contempt toward the financier class. He disliked bankers (2) and his early career nearly failed because of his adversarial attitude toward financiers. While 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. Yet when he over-reached into publishing 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.
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
From Chandra-Makara lagna, the mature voice of sober serious structured hierarchical Professor Shani rules
Shani Mahadasha * age 40.3 until age 59.3 * 1903-1922 * era of mass-production
Shani-6 drishti into 8 (Rahu) + 12 + 3
Guru + Shani + Zukra occupy the emotionally philosophical, theoretical, guidance-providing 9th-from-Chandra
Shani work-patterns and work-ethic
Henry Ford never retired. He worked a full day every day.
When Shani mahadasha began at his age 40, Shani had matured, Thus he was able to benefit from Shani's workhorse agenda.
Under auspice of Shanicarya engineer Ford arrived at the structured system (Shani) for the Model-T assembly line during the period 1906-1917. Shani rules 10-11 including Chandra-10 = age 40-59 brings him into high national visibility. He took the assembly line system from Olds (maker of the Oldsmobile beginning in 1901) but 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 to be accessible to the masses (Shani).
Blaming, unfair work conditions, exploitation
Shani-6 paired with a nichha-Zukra-6. Associated with unfairness and exploitation, despite his Shani-agenda for economic accomplishment. . Although respected for his manufacturing achievements in the world of transportation engineering, Ford's legacy was not a happy one. His anti-Semitic narrative before and during WW-2 associated him with hatred and injustice. His attacks upon labor unionization associated him with unfair workplace rules.
Shani-6-workers and the workplace. Compounded by the paternalism of Chandra-10, 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.
Rogesha Shani rules proactive Chandra-Dhaniztha ruler of-security-4. Ford famously planted spies in the restrooms of his factories so that he could hear listen what the workers were saying.
During the Shani Mahadasha, Ford designed models A (1927-1931) B (1932-1934), C (1904) and F (1905-1906) which were placed into immediate production, adequately funded, and immediately profitable. Shani rules Chandra (locality, roads) and 2nd-from-Chandra = next steps for the remarkable new thing called the auto-mobile.
Shani-Budha period 1908 = begin the legendary Model-T
The most successful model was the Model-T produced 1908-1927. The Model-T (1908-1927) was designed for low cost (Shani), fuel efficiency (Shani), and reliability (Shani) along with easy repairs (Budha) Distinctively, the Model-T was able to withstand the roughness (Shani endurance) of traveling over the terrible roads of the day. Model-T was the model-for-the-masses (Shani masses) that would change transportation history.
Adding to the original manufacturing lines introduced by Olds (maker of Oldsmobiles) Ford designed 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 (Shani) from 1913 until 1927.
chronic conflict with hard-bargaining labor-unions = Shani-6 employees, litigation
Ford asserted 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 betrayal and disloyalty (6).
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)
Rahu-Vrischika-8 ais energized by drishti of Rahu's ruler Simha-Mangala-5
but constrained by drishti from Kanya-Karmesha Shani-6
Rahu-8 occupies the emotionally motivated community-linking, economically fruitful, revenue-regulating, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra
Rahu-Ketu in the obscured 2-8 axis.
Ford promoted his ideas about reincarnation (Vrischika) and esoteric (mainly groundless, Ketu) theories of race (genetic lineage - Ketu-Vrishabha breeds).
Rahu-8 is rarely exposed.
Ford's secretive (Vrischika) workplace spying was considered invasive and dominating by many. However the Shani-Kanya drishti into bhava-8 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. Shani-6 conventional crimes rules 10-public reputation in trine-angle. Reputation not impugned regardless of crime committed.
Ketu ** kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka
Typically, Ketu-2 indicates an absence (Ketu) of formal second marriage.
Ketu Mahadasha * age 76.3 until age 83.3 * 111939-1946 * World-War-2
Ketu Mahadasha 1939-1946 During the WorldWar-2 era, Ford expressed admiration for Nazi factory efficiency, along with a pervasive anti-Semitism, which severely damaged his public reputation and caused many Americans to scorn him as a war enemy. Ford died in a state of mental distress.
Ketu Mahadasha invoked the anti-Semitic rhetoric and (Ketu-2 speech ruled by nichha-Zukra-6 blaming). His later-life mental illness including workplace paranoia and unfounded accusations of company leaders. Almost overshadowing his manufacturing accomplishments and his contribution to the age of the automobile, Ford's Ketu-era deterioration soured his reputation in the public memory.
Karmasthana = 6th-from-5th and matters of 10 nearly always generate disagreement with eldest child (5) about social regulation, status, position, and decision-making authority. Emotionally, Henry Ford needed to make all the decisions, and his son (represented by Kuja-5) was often sidelined into petty works.
DDuring Ford's Ketu-Rahu period, son 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. Edsel's death created a debilitating depression for the elder Ford.
Henry Ford with his good friend General Electric 1847-1931 Thomas Edison
~~ 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.
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 ."
Ford Quadricycle * first working model * 1896
Ford Model-N with oil lamps * produced 1906-1908.
| ~~ 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,
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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