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POTUS-02 * served 1797-1801

1789-1797 = First VP of the United States

1785-1788 = USA. Minister to the Court of St. James

1782 -1788 = USA Minister to the Netherlands

Preceded by

Succeeded by

married to

father of

Abigail Smith married her cousin John Adams in Quincy Massachusetts in 1764. She bore six children and managed their various homes in several states. Her family was the first to live in the new, unfinished White House in the new federal capital of Washington D.C.

Her second child became POTUS-06 American System 1767-1868 John Quincy Adams .

POTUS-02 Thoughts on Government 1735-1826 John Adams' nation-building work enforced many extended absences. They stayed in touch by letter-writing. Over the period of 40 years, this pair of splendid writers created the most important body of literary correspondence of the USA Revolutionary Period.

Unlike the financially wealthy southern slave-owning plantation growers POTUS-01 Revolutionary War George Washington and POTUS-03 Declaration of Independence 1743-1826 Thomas Jefferson , Abigail and John were (much much less wealthy) northern descendants of the Puritan settlers. Along with a deep and abiding patriotism, the marriage partners shared a religious abhorrence toward slavery.

Abigail's political intelligence, philosophical insights, and direct guidance to her husband show the scope of her equity in her mate's career and her vital role in founding the new nation.



John Adams

fleshbirth Monday-31-Oct-1735

fleshdeath 04-July-1826



Abigail Adams

fleshbirth Sunday-22-Nov-1744

fleshdeath 28-Oct-1818 (age 73)

nativity of Abigail Adams


John Adams (born 1735) portrait by Benjamin Blyth c. 1766

member of the Founding Fathers Group
John Adams, 1770 (elaborating Blackstone's Ratio) "It is more important that innocence be protected than it is that guilt be punished, for guilt and crimes are so frequent in this world that they cannot all be punished.

But if innocence itself is brought to the bar and condemned, perhaps to die, then the citizen will say, "whether I do good or whether I do evil is immaterial, for innocence itself is no protection," and if such an idea as that were to take hold in the mind of the citizen that would be the end of security whatsoever."


POTUS-02 * served 1797-1801 * John Adams * 1735-1826

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

BPL note: John Adam's birth is often reckoned as 30-Oct, but Jyotisha would suggest that 30-Oct is either an error of calculation from Old System dates or an original error of recording. The nativity works properly for 31-Oct-1735 in Massachusetts.

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativity


  • Shil-Ponde. (1939).

  • Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 82.

BPL commentary: For Pushya nativities, the condition of Shani considerably affects the outcome

"An earnest, thoughtful character,

intelligent and quite religious in his outlook.

  • Quite often a regular attendant at church services

  • and a supporter of church and religious activities.

Withal, he is possessed of the qualities which make for success in the material world,

and has the ability to rise in position

  • and to command the respect of his associates.

He will fill a position of executive requirements

  • and be admired and respected by his immediate family."

Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha

  • POTUS-02 Thoughts on Government 1735-1826 John Adams


John Adams Whitehouse portrait, painted by Trumbull circa 1796


Zukra Mahadasha * age birth until 4.7

31-Oct-1735 fleshbirth * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti

Surya Mahadasha * age 4.7 until 10.7

Chandra Mahadasha * age 10.7 until 20.7

1751 entered Harvard College * Chandra-Shani period * Shani rules 4th-from-4th schooling

1755 earns Harvard College Bachelor of Arts degree * Chandra-Zukra period * Zukra rules 4-diploma

1755 begins first job, as a schoolmaster * Chandra-Zukra period * Zukra rules 10th navamsha career

Mangala Mahadasha * age 20.7 until 27.7

1758 passed the Bar licensed to practice Law * Mangala-Shani period * Shani rules 7-career, Shani-law

25-May-1761 decease of Father * Mangala-Ketu period * Ketu-9

1761 beginning of political career, elected to Braintree MA town meeting * Mangala-Zukra period * Zukra rules 10th navamsha

Rahu Mahadasha * age 27.7 until 45.7

25-Oct-1764 marriage to POTUS-pair-02 Letters Abigail Adams (he was 28; she was 19) * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * R-K gochara via Meena-Kanya contact D-1 axis

14-July-1765 child-1 Nabby * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu gives effect of putrikipathi Kuja

1770 Boston Massacre trial, in which lawyer Adams defended British soldiers * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules 7- lawcourt

Nov-1777 begins extended European diplomacy-fundraising tour * Rahu-Zukra * Zukra rules 10th navamsha, diplomacy, money

Guru mahadasha * age 45.7 until 61.7

1789 selected as VPOTUS-01 (until 1797) under POTUS-01 American Revolution 1732-1799 George Washington * Rahu-Zukra period * * Zukra rules 10th navamsha, career

Dec-1796 elected POTUS-02 * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha * Mangala-yuti-Rahu gives effect Kuja ruler of politics-5

17-Apr-1797 (John's age 60) decease of Mother Susanna Boylston * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha

Shani Mahadasha * age 61.7 until 80.7

1798-1800 Quasi-War and negotiation of peace with France * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 7- negotiation, 8-catastrophe

Nov-1800 loses the POTUS election in a bitter rivalry against POTUS-03 Declaration of Independence 1743-1826 Thomas Jefferson * Shani-Budha period * Budha rules 3 = 6th-from-10 and 6th-from-Chandra

Budha Mahadasha * age 80.7 until decease age 91

28-Oct-1818 death of POTUS-pair-02 Letters 1744-1818 Abigail Adams * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha rules 12th-from-Zukra

04-July-1826 fleshdeath (age 91) * Budha-Rahu period

Prominent Features of the Nativity

  • POTUS-02 ThoughtsPOTUS-02 Thoughts on Government 1735-1826 John Adams

Surya * pitrikaraka

rules 2 from Karkata lagna and 5 from Meza-Chandra

Surya-4 his father was a farmer landowner

Surya Mahadasha * age 4.7 until 10.7 would have been a stable phase of life, spent in the bosom of the family and its values, under the strong influence of his father, in close contact with the land

Chandra * matrikaraka

rules 1 from Karkata lagna and 4 from Meza-Chandra * Chandra Mahadasha * age 10.7 until 20.7 would have been a period of personality development (1) and foundational schooling (4)

Lagnesha Chandra in a rashi of Mangala signifies a competitive, dynamic, innovative career in high-visibility leadership positions.

Career is distinguished by Chandra qualities of patriotism, affection for rhythm and routine, need for acceptance and belonging, roots in agriculture, environmentalism, involvement with maritime commerce and shipping (Port of Boston, frequent transatlantic journeys in public roles).

Chandra-10 in mutual aspect to Zukra-Surya-4 brought Adams into decades of diplomatic negotiation. At various times he worked toward restoration of supply relationships with European partners after the Revolutionary War, toward obtainment of loans to finance military operations, toward a peace treaty with France following the war of 1798, and almost constantly toward achieving consensus among the disparate economic, political, domestic factions.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Kuja rules yogakaraka 5-10 from Karkata lagna and 1-8 from Meza-Chandra *

Mangala Mahadasha * age 20.7 until 27.7 * would have been a period of creative, professionalizing, exploration of leadership roles and ability to inspire others in protective, patriotic (Chandra) ways. Increasingly aggressive, proactive, incendiary announcements due to Kuja-3 + Rahu parivartamsha Budha.

6th-from-Chandra contains the volatile, competitive, ambitious, and criticizing Mangala-yuti-Rahu-Kanya-3, focusing its critical arguments upon the management practices (3) of those holding power and governance authority (10). Bhava-3 is also naturally 6th-from-10th. Adams continuously alienated those who might have been allies via his incisive, often correct, but exceptionally aggressive and impatient criticism.

Rahu amplifies the natural investigating and arguing behaviors of Kuja-Kanya, magnifying the risk-taking factor and ambitiousness of the complaints and accusations emitting from Adams, especially in meetings, congresses, assemblies, and in written communications (3).

Johns Adams was cranky and acerbic in his criticism of fellow revolutionaries and downright nasty toward some of the foundational builders of the new nation.

Most historians believe that Adams' decision to retain the entire cabinet (3, committee) used by POTUS-01 American Revolution 1732-1799 George Washington was entirely wrong-headed. Unlike the more suave Washington, Mr. Adams bluntly attacked the plans and suggestions (3) of the Cabinet members which almost instantly alienated these rich planters. They then colluded against Adams, and affiliatede with his adversary Jefferson. Despite Adams' huge contributions to national stability including his having achieved a peace negotiation with France (Zukra rules and occupies the 10th navamsha, negotiations, diplomacy) Adams lost the re-election of 1800 due to animosities with other leading figures.

Luckily for Adams, POTUS-pair-02 Letters 1744-1818 Abigail Adams was an expert buffer (Thula). She worked as a sweetening middleman to assuage the feelings of those aggrieved by Adam's sharp words, so that the nation-building about which they were all so passionate could proceed in a healthier way.

Left to his own confrontational habits, sans the skillful interventions of kalatra-karaka Zukra-Thula, Adams career likely would have faltered at an early stage.

John Adams' capacity for vindictive accusation apparently knew no bounds. Preposterous (Rahu) as it seems, Adams' astounding campaign propaganda against POTUS-03 Declaration of Independence 1743-1826 Thomas Jefferson (who won the Nov-1800 election from Adams) claimed that if Jefferson was elected, "murder, robbery, rape, adultery, and incest will be openly taught and practiced.” Adams and Jefferson later resolved their differences and wrote many letters to each other. They died within hours of each other on the celebrated 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, 04-July-1826.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Vrischika Budha-5 ruler of 3 in 3rd-from-3rd indicates a brilliantly incisive and exceeding critical writer. Kahala parivartamsha + Mangala-yuti-Rahu-3

He was a brilliant legal scholar whose writings (Budha) helped lay the foundational legal structure for the new nation, but his career suffered from his volatile temperament and his overseas assignments, which isolated him from the maturing new American leadership cohort.

* lawyer, judicial theorist, founder of the independent American Republic, wrote the Massachusetts Constitution and much of the USA Constitution.

Adams was a brilliant political and legal writer whose incisive (Vrischika) argumentation (Kanya) shaped the legal foundation of such essential institutions as the Supreme Court and the USA Constitution, inter alia. The Federalist Papers continue to be studied assiduously in schools and colleges throughout the USA and Adams writing continues to shine. Its verbal clarity and the certainty of his philosophical and moral conviction remain nearly unmatched in the history of US legal philosophy.

He was a genius of detail (Budha) articulating the logical principles by which the the banking, tax and trade systems of the newborn USA were to be governed.

Also with his wife Abigail Adams he also composed an extensive and beautifully written body of letters over several decades, documenting the philosophical and political development of the new nation USA.

Impact on Children

Dissolving vyavyapathi ruler of 12 residing in 5 will generally signify child-related outcomes of a 6/8 nature. John and Abigail Adams clearly loved their children, but the genetic and social reality was harsh. Their constantly moving and often-separated children were in-and-out of school, shifting house, changing countries, sailing under storm, assaulted by war, politics, addiction, and disease. Their father was a combustible fellow. Their mother, though strong of spirit, was physically fragile. Excepting their one remarkably able son POTUS-06 American System 1767-1868 John Quincy Adams all of their children suffered some species of intense misery. Even JQ had a notoriously unhappy marriage.

Budha ruling 12 and located in 8th-from-10th shows that Budha Mahadasha * age 80.7 until decease age 91 = a period under camouflage.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Guru mahadasha * age 45.7 until 61.7 would have been an era of brilliant theoretical understanding and development of philosophical discourse (9) but at the same time and more influentially, Guru finds His mulatrikona in Dhanuzya where He gives stronger outcomes generally. Animosity marks the entire mahadasha despite Adam's obvious legal brilliance.

When Adams finally was elected president (10) in 1796, he was at the end (Guru-Rahu period) of a Guru mahadasha marked by animosity and concern with political theory. Adams was seen as less a man of action (such as Washington) and more a critic (6) and egg-head thinker (9). He lacked mutual solidarity with the governing cohort, could not create a new cabinet since he did not have a loyal support group due to the volatility of Mangala-yuti-Rahu-3.

Zukra Mahadasha * age birth until 4.7

Surya-yuti-Zukra in 7th-from-Chandra * Zukra-Vanika

Zukra rules 4-11 from Karkata-lagna and 2-7 from Chandra. Double-7.

Adams was a career diplomat who worked for decades in economic negotiations to restore financial-commercial arrangements (Vanika, trading) with pre-war trading concerns in Britain and France

Shani-11 * Shani-Vrizabha in 2nd-from-Chandra


Mangala-yuti-Rahu-3 resides in 6th-from-Chandra

Rahu-Kanya * Rahu in bhava-3 * passion for leadership power

Intensive international travel during Rahu mahadasha. Adams' foreign (12) diplomatic duties removed him from day-to-day public view for extended periods (8, mask). While vigorously serving his country he was at the same time pushed "out of the loop" and could only write copious letters in the hope that someone might quote him in a live meeting.

For nearly a decade, Adams was deployed as a diplomat in England and France representing the new-nation USA's commercial interests (Budha rules Rahu).

Ketu in Bhava-9

While nominally a deist, Adams had no particular theological interests. He was a committed promoter of Freedom of Religion within each and every colony, including Massachusetts which had been established as a specifically theocratic state.


POTUS-02 partner * served 1797-1801 * Abigail Adams * 1744-1818

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativity


  • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 95

BPL commentary: For Purvaphalguni natives, the condition of Zukra considerably affects the outcome

"... an oval face, whose features are well proportioned
  • and a quiet, well modulated voice, soft and cultured.
She is modest and unassuming
  • but has a strong and fine character beneath her quiet demeanor.

Very hospitable and sociable, she likes to meet people

  • and is interested in what they have to say and in their troubles.

She likes to sew or embroider

  • and is often occupied with such tasks.

She also is keenly interested in occult subjects

  • And likes to listen to discussions on these matters and to read about them.

She is scrupulous in her obligations

  • and a favor done to her will always be repaid promptly with something else added."

Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha


unfinished portrait of Abigail Adams at midlife

Guru mahadasha

22-Nov-1744 fleshbirth * Guru-Guru swabhukti

Shani Mahadasha

25-Oct-1764 marriage to POTUS-02 Thoughts POTUS-02 Thoughts on Government 1735-1826 John Adams (she was 19; he was 28 )* Shani-Budha period * Budha rules navamsha * R-K gochara via Meena-Kanya contact D-1 axis

14-July-1765 child-1 Nabby * Shani-Budha period * Budha rules Chandra

1775 decease of Mother * Shani-Rahu period * during gochara Rahu-opposition Abigail's age 29 (oy)

Nov-1777 John Adams begins extended European diplomacy-fundraising tour making Abigail effectively a single mother for many years to come * Shani-Guru chidradasha * Guru produces mixed effects for the Singha nativity = both 5 and 8. Guru rules 7-10 from Mithunaya Chandra suggesting career advancement.

Budha Mahadasha

1783 decease of Father * Budha-Zukra period * Zukra rules pitrimaraka 2nd-from-9th

Ketu Mahadasha

Dec-1796 John Adams elected POTUS-02 * * Ketu-Zukra period * Zukra rules 10-leadership

Zukra Mahadasha

28-Oct-1818 fleshdeath (age 73, of typhoid fever) * Zukra-Shani period * Shani maraka rules-7

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

POTUS-pair-02 Letters 1744-1818 Abigail Adams

Statues and paintings of POTUS-pair-02 Letters 1744-1818 Abigail Adams = indelibly associated with the large, detailed body of literary correspondence that she co-produced with her husband. Their letters shine a bright light upon the private discourse of the American revolutionary period.

Surya-Vrizchika * Surya in bhava-4

yogakaraka Simha-Mangala-1 maha-parivartamsha Vrizchika-Surya-4 ** while Surya accepts incoming drishti from empowered Mangala-1 *

extraordinary political influence despite the strict limitations imposed upon women's participation in public governance. Her power base was the home base = Surya-4 and she became the proud head of lineage of a multi-generational political dynasty.

Chandra in bhava-11

Chandra in Punarvasu * comforted by restoration of abundance

Rahu resides in 10th from Chandra

yogakaraka * Mangala in bhava-1 * Mangala-Simha-1 in 3rd-from-Chandra writing, documentation, discussion, conversation

yogakaraka Mangala-1 maha-parivartamsha Vrizchika-Surya-4 ** while Surya accepts incoming drishti from empowered Mangala-1 *

extraordinary political influence despite the strict limitations imposed upon women's participation in public governance; a super-strong home base for a major political campaign

atmakaraka Budha-Thula * Budha in bhava-3 * narrative of report, cohort, siblings

Guru-yuti-Budha occupies 5th-from-Chandra suggesting a number of children. She bore five children, including her son POTUS-06 John Quincy Adams.

Budha in Punarvasu navamsha-1 . POTUS-pair-02 Letters 1744-1818 Abigail Adams while letter-writing with her husband and other political contemporaries, composed the most important body of literary correspondence in the USA Revolutionary Period (late 1700's).

The husband of POTUS-pair-02 Letters 1744-1818 Abigail Adams was a greatly influential writer of foundational arguments grounding the policy and law of the USA, POTUS-02 Thoughts on Government 1735-1826 John Adams. The husband-and-wife literary correspondence (produced during his many diplomatic assignments away from home) is a wonder of philosophical writing.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Zukra in bhava-5 * Zukra-Dhanuzya* Dhanushya-Zukra-5 kahala parivartamsha vidypathi-5 Thula-Guru-3

Zukra occupies 7th-from-Chandra * rules Purvaphalguni radical lagna

Zukra rules-3 occupies bhava-5 exceptionally helpful for writing and publishing

Dhanushya-Zukra-5 kahala parivartamsha Thula-Guru-3 * famed politically influential literary correspondence

Zukra ruler of 3 in 3rd-from-3rd: famed letter-writer whose ideas communicated via personal correspondence influenced all of the USA founding fathers, not least her husband POTUS-02 Thoughts on Government 1735-1826 John Adams

Shani-yuti-Ketu * Shani-Kanya yuti Ketu-Kanya

Shani in bhava-2 yuti Ketu in Bhava-2

POTUS-pair-02 Letters 1744-1818 Abigail Adams was born into a ranked colonial family of historic Puritan first-arrivers

scarcity, exhaustion, determination, persistence ** in 4th-from-Chandra home * her home and children were attacked by British Army soldiers during the bitter winter fighting of the Revolutionary War. They fled in the snow (Shani-cold; Ketu-wandering).


Rahu in bhava-8 * Rahu-Meena resides in 10th from Chandra


Shani-yuti-Ketu * Shani-Kanya yuti Ketu-Kanya

Shani in bhava-2 yuti Ketu in Bhava-2

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