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Charles de Gaulle in Feb-1943


1959-1969 * 18th President of the French Republic

1944-1946 * President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic (in exile)

1940-1944 * World-War 2 Commander General, Leader of the Free French Forces

Charles de Gaulle

a.k.a. Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle

Earthbody-Entry Saturday-22-Nov-1890

Earthbody-Exit 09-Nov-1970 (age 79)

"I have a providential mission to fulfill. I think nothing will happen to me. If it does, I will have been mistaken."

World-War-2 Tripartite Pact Axis group

World-War-2 Allies group


military commander-general WorldWar-2, President of France * Charles de Gaulle * 1890-1970

birth information from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Graha are spaced in such a way that no graha occupies the 12th from any other. This single auspice protects the vitality in an orchestrated way. Graha in the 12th-from position usually drain the life force from those in the relative 2nd-from itself, but luckily in de Gaulle's nativity there is no Vimshottari bhukti in which the bhukti-pati occupies the 12th from its overlord.

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Uttaraphalguni * Aryaman

BPL commentary

For Uttaraphalguni natives, the condition of radiant, romantic, intelligent, creative, idealistic, central, confident, gaming, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya may considerably affect the outcome.

Father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Denebola.

Uttara-phalguni gentlemen are famously hot-headed. Simha pada-1 = radiant confidence, flamboyance, and remarkable intelligence. While much depends upon the characteristics of Surya, the Falgun birth of masculine valence favors dramatic displays of royalty, celebrity, and entitlement.

Kanya pada 2-3-4 = equally smart and authoritative, but more focused upon personal enclosure and distant lands, often wielding power from a private, sanctuary, or secluded location.

Although Shil Ponde's description often fits the Kanya pada 2-3-4 of Uttaraphalguni, the Simha pada-1 is rarely rough or ungrateful. Still, they can be impatient with others who are less confident or less intelligent.

Themes of political power, radiant confidence, and bright celebrity drama may contextualize Utthram's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Uttaraphalguni

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 83

"A proud and arrogant disposition,

  • with a tendency to ride roughshod over other peoples' opinions.

Uttara natives are extremely intelligent

but because of their inordinate pride,

  • they accept favors ungraciously even when in need

and are ungrateful to those from whom they receive these favors."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar


Charles de Gaulle in 1939, age 49

Shani mahadasha

22-Nov-1890 Earth-birth * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya rules Shani-12

Budha Mahadasha

Janma Sade-Sati Meena Apr-1907 until Jul-1909

sum-1909 admitted to the elite military academy St. Cyr (age 18) * Budha-Rahu bhukti * Rahu ambition * samchara Rahu-Ketu return

02-Mar-1916 WW-1 trapped and wounded in battle, de Gaulle nearly died from poison gas. He was captured unconscious, and spent 32 months in an officers prison camp. * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani-12 prison

Ketu Mahadasha

Mar-1916 until Nov-1918 * immobilized in prison * Ketu-Ketu-swabhukti and following * Ketu-3 discussions, cohort

Dec-1918 following the WW-1 armistice, de Gaulle is released from prisoner-of-war camp. * Ketu-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 8-rejuvenation + Kuja 8th drishti into Shani-12 forces opening of the prison-12.

07-Apr-1921 marriage * Ketu-Shani bhukti * Ketu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules swamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Thula-Mesha contact navamsha Chandra

28-Dec-1921 celebrated the birth of child-1 Ketu-Shani bhukti * Shani putriki-pathi

Zukra Mahadasha

03-May-1932 grieved decease of father * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

16-July-1940 grieved the decease of mother * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 7th-from-Chandra

Surya Mahadasha

1944 President of France * Surya-Rahu bhukti

1946 claimed retirement * Surya-Shani bhukti * Shani-12 invisibility

Chandra Mahadasha

01-June-1958 appointed Prime Minister * Chandra-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 9-patronage

Mangala Mahadasha

Dec-1965 * approved to continue with a second 7-year term * Mangala-Chandra * Chandra rules 11-goals, and Chandra homeland occupies 10th-from-10th

Rahu Mahadasha

May-1968 * riots spread through Paris (and many of the world's financial capitals) * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

09-Nov-1970 Earthbody-Exit (age 79) alone while watching television at home. Physical cause: aneurysm (rupture) of the aorta of the heart. * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules maraka-7

Prominent Features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya in bhava-3 * center of commerce, intelligence for reports, announcements, descriptions, * brightly explaining, focus on communication, eye on messaging
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive, articulate in drama and games, self-confident announcements, talks about politics
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious, bright bargainer, creatively intelligent sister-figures, entitled to pleasures, radiantly diplomatic, self-reflexively attractive, entitled to pleasures, radiantly diplomatic, self-reflexively attractive
  • Surya-yuti-Ketu * confidently detached, bright observer, entitled to surrender, creatively intelligent abandonment, radiantly unconcerned

Shani-Simha-12, Surya-yuti-Ketu, and other complications of political leadership

De Gaulle's father was a former military officer and an instructor (Surya-3) of philosophy and mathematics. He was a war veteran and an explainer of military history * Surya-Vrizchika-3 writers, instructors. The father was disaffected (Ketu) by the ruling regime, and became an agitator who publically criticized what he perceived to be a culturally and militarily weak France.

Young Charles grew up with the constant barrage of his father's opinionated discourse (3) = Surya + Budha + Zukra + Ketu

His father blamed France's failures during the previous war upon a hidebound aristocracy. Ascribing the national debility to entrenched privileges and a culture of rigid formality, papa urged his young sons to consider the military as their destined career but also to understand that areas of military planning and instruction as a problem-ridden environment. Surya-yuti-Ketu * father disregards class distinctions.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Meena * comforted by rhythmic ancestral guidance
  • Chandra in classroom-7 * comfort in arrangements; familiar with bargaining, soothed by equity, needs to feel the repeating pulse of deal-making routine partnership, settled into the rhythm of negotiations, balanced contracts; undulating agreements
  • Chandra in Uttara-bhadra-pada * comforted by wisdom systems * protectors of compassionate order, providers of structured spiritual guidance, mature expansion of distributed care

Chandra-7 occupies the frustrating unbalanced shad-ashtaka 6/8 angle from Simha-Shani-12.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

whatever he might do to champion (uttama-Mangala) the cause of France during the catastrophic days of near-capitulation during WW-2, de Gaulle would have been criticized by the politicians (whom he disliked in the extreme due to Shani-Simha).

Mangala-uttama in 3rd-from-3rd rules four graha in the rashi of military Kuja, providing an extraordinary capacity to deliver instructions, explanations, announcements, and all types of pragmatic publication: Zukra-yuti-Budha + Surya-yuti-Ketu all under control of the uttama-Kuja

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka


Guru rules 4, and Guru-yuti-Mangala-uttama

The lore about de Gaulle says that his mother could never control him in the home. De Gaulle was reputedly a rather badly behaved young boy until he was sent to military boarding school where he was more interested in the military culture

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Vrizchika * appreciation of penetrating discovery, pleasures of covert power, enjoys hidden assets, aesthetic of occult secrecy
  • Zukra-3 * pleasure of explanatory description, gracious messaging, enjoys commercial harmony, aesthetic instructions, feminine-figures (sisters, aunts, neighbors) dominate the cohort, appreciation of communications, aesthetic instructions, feminine-figures (sisters, aunts, neighbors) dominate the cohort, appreciation of communications
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama, appreciation for political display, theatrical negotiations, self-focused arrangements, radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining, sweetly confident entitlements, enjoys politics, negotiating father-figure, intelligently focused on trades, arrangements, contracts * arrangements according to father's choice or self-will
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * sweetened messages, gracious explanations, singing and songwriting, articulate negotiations, sibling-cohort communicative arrangements, youthful beauty, sibling-cohort communicative agreements, youthful beauty * detailed contracts * arrangements according to mental logic
  • Zukra-yuti-Ketu * gracious dissolution, dispersed beauty, sweet surrender, empty negotiated unions

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

harsha yoga Shani-12 rules-6

  • Shani-Simha in 6th-from-Chandra
  • Shani-12 receives the threatening, intimidating 8th drishti from uttama-Mangala-5

Like many nativities featuring a Mangala-harassing drishti to Shani-12, General de Gaulle endured (Shani) imprisonment (12)

Shani rules Kumbha swamsha = science, economics, marketplace linkages, , social networks, communities, connections

France-Pres 1890-1970 Mémoires de Guerre Charles de Gaulle displayed the classic Shani-Simha bundle of contradictions during WorldWar-2. De Gaulle believed in the sovereignty of France (Simha) but he was obliged to accept the harsh reality (Shani) of the Nazi government. UK-PM Finest Hour 1874-1965 Winston Churchill remarked that as desperate for support as de Gaulle should have been in this situation, in fact de Gaulle insulted and alienated nearly everyone who could have been of help to him, almost as a matter of personal principle. Shani-Simha in 6th-from-Chandra-7 partnerships caused de Gaulle's political adversaries to label him as a bully and a hypocrite. However his enemies (6) could ultimately not harm him due to protection of Shani-12 providing a protective Harsha Yoga .

Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)

mutual drishti between Rahu * nichha-Guru

Professor uttama-Rahu-9 strong but surreptitious

Rahu-9 suggests ambition to achieve global, humanistic, ideologically-framed understanding of Values (Vrishabha values) ** but Shani's 10th drishti is fiercely constraining

  • France-Pres 1890-1970 Mémoires de Guerre Charles de Gaulle had a powerful navamsha Rahu-Karkata-6 (war) along with radical Chandra-7 in 4th-from-4th, suggesting a deeply embedded military ambition to provide protection, defense of the homeland and its culture . Yet de Gaulle was not completely enamored of that home culture especially its aristocratic elitism, per radical Shani-Simha-12. Uttama-Rahu is weakened in de Gaulle's by a strictly structured drishti from Shani-Simha-12 suggesting that most of the expedient Rahu-desires were suppressed by Shani's governance lawfulness. Typically of Rahu's rise-and-fall patterns, de Gaulle's leadership success very much fluctuated .

radical Rahu-9 casts drishti upon 6 graha:

  • nichha-Guru ++ uttama-Kuja

  • four graha in the Vrizchika ruled by military Kuja: Ketu, Zukra, lagnesha Budha, and Surya

Radical uttama-Rahu accepts drishti from 5 Graha thus ensuring Rahu's strength . Rahu's main empowerments expressed via global deal-making. Rahu's ruler atmakaraka Zukra rules 2-values and 9-doctrine

Rahu matures age 48, producing the Magic-50 uplift in career

  • Although he was well-educated with a strong foundation for his profession (yogakaraka Shani) and he wrote important books in military science, the military career of France-Pres 1890-1970 Mémoires de Guerre Charles de Gaulle born in 1890 was unsettled and contentious until about 1941. His books were read more appreciatively by the Germans and generally criticized by his own French colleagues.

  • Then he turned 50 during Zukra-Budha bhukti, for Budha lagnesha and Budha karmesha, and his career truly began. It was 1940, WW-2 was battering the French people, and the rigid formalities of the old military order had collapsed. His executive commands were suddenly obeyed by many who once dismissed his ideas as frivolous. Although he remained a somewhat controversial figure nevertheless de Gaulle attained a long presidency of France and was hailed internationally as a great hero of the times.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu in classroom-3 * absentee sibling, dissolved messaging boundaries, disregards conventional discussions, eccentric modes and topics of writing, irrelevance of the mental narrative
  • Ketu-Vrizchika * uttama * incomplete discovery, empty secrets, dissolute penetrations, not limited by catastrophic change, ignores restriction on initiations
  • Surya-yuti-Ketu * surrendered centrality, empty genius, apathetic intelligence
  • Budha-yuti-Ketu * surrendered articulation, empty talk, unsustainable explanations, disconnected siblings, apathetic evangelism, misunderstanding, incoherent messaging, incoherent messaging
  • Ketu-yuti-Zukra * gracious dissolution, dispersed beauty, sweet surrender, empty negotiated unions, unsatisfying pleasures, disengaged feminine-figures, disintegrating contracts

the remarkable cluster of Vrizchika graha in 9th-from-Chandra also represents de Gaulle's beloved third daughter Anne de Gaulle, who was born with Down Syndrome (Ketu) and died of pneumonia age 20.

from Mar-1916 until Nov-1918, de Gaulle was immobilized in an officers' prison camp within the German territory. He suffered five failed escape attempts (Ketu), wrote an important book (3) and conducted discussions (3) with many fellow (3) officers including members of the French, Russian, and German militaries. (De Gaulle was literate in German and read the German newspapers reporting war stories). Conversation-Cohort members included the future leader of the Red Army serving in the same prison camp.


1962: General Charles de Gaulle with POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John Fitzgerald Kennedy

++ POTUS-pair-35 editor 1929-1994 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis ++ Madame Yvonne de Gaulle.

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