Members of the Founding Fathers Group
"When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."
Thomas Jefferson painted by Rembrandt Peale in 1805
1801-1809 * POTUS-03
1797-1801 VPOTUS under POTUS-01 American Revolution 1732-1799 George Washington
1790-1793 * USA Secretary of State
1785-1789 * USA Minister to France
1779-1781 * Governor of Virginia
Earthbody-Exit 04-July-1826 (age 83)
USA Sec'y State, founder of University of Virginia * POTUS-03 = 1801 until 1809 * Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson * tentatively rectified by BP Lama
charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
Pushya * Sidhya
For Pushya nativities, the influence of rigid, chronological, lawful, enduring strictly structural sober serious systematic Shani can considerably affect the outcome.
Elder persons, old rules, rigid structures, age and time, resistance to change, status hierarchies, social class barriers, large organizations, public opinion, bureaucracies, regulatory requirements, legal systems, and corporate or institutional officials may be especially influential.
Guided by instructors from the civilizations of Asellus
Shani-ruled Pushyami gentlemen are often found at the director level of government, corporate, and institutional organizations. Deeply patriotic and defensive by nature, they have a gift for combining local customs with larger social policy frameworks, most notably law. Pushya masculine figures are influential in the world and respected for their culturally sensitive judgment. Pushyami are particularly dedicated to environmental protection, land ownership, and property rights.
Themes of parental duty, civic responsibility, patriotism, dignity of the family, and foundational legal protections may contextualize Pushya's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Pushyami.
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 82.
"An earnest, thoughtful character,
intelligent and quite religious in his outlook.
Withal, he is possessed of the qualities which make for success in the material world,
and has the ability to rise in position
He will fill a position of executive requirements
Biographical events matched to the
Vimshottari Dasha timeline |
Thomas Jefferson, age 48 in the year 1791
13-Apr-1743 Earth-birth * Chandra-Rahu period
Aug-1757 grieved decease of father * Mangala-Ketu period
1761 received substantial inheritance (age 21) * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti
01-Jan-1772 married the widow Martha Skelton * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra kalatra-karaka, Zukra ruler of navamsha-7
27-Sept 1772 child-1 Martha * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra vidyapathi-5 from Chandra
1774 second very large inheritance from estate of wife's father; retired from legal practice * Rahu-Chandra period * Chandra lagnesha * Chandra in 2nd-from-9th-from-Zukra - wife's father's money
1775-76 Principal author of USA Declaration of Independence * Rahu-Mangala period * Mangala yogakaraka karmesha-10 governance and vidyapathi-5 politics-literature
31-Mar-1776 grieved the decease of mother * Rahu-Mangala period * chidra-dasha * Mangala rules 2nd-from-matribhava-4
1779 elected Virginia Governor * 1779-1781 * Governor of Virginia * Guru-Shani period * Shani rules-7 career, lawmaking
06-Sep-1782 death of wife-1 Martha Skelton * Guru-Budha period
1789 begins common-law marriage with young Sally Hemmings * Guru-Chandra period * Chandra rules swamsha
1789 begins service as USA Secretary of State * 1789-1793 USA Secy State-01
1797 elected VPOTUS (1797-1801) under POTUS-01 American Revolution 1732-1799 George Washington * Shani-Budha period * Budha bhratrupathi-3 administration, correspondence, management
17-Feb-1801 elected POTUS-03 (1801-1809) * Shani-Zukra period * Zukra vidyapathi-5 from Chandra political elections & Zukra Vriddhipathi-11 in 10
1819 founded University of Virginia (age 76) * Budha-Chandra * Chandra lagnesha karaka for schooling, foundings
04-July-1826 Earthbody-Exit (age 83) * Zukra-Shani period * Shani rules-7
Distinctive Features of the Nativity
Uttama-Surya-Azvini, Zukra-Krittika, and Rahu-Krittika all occupy Mangala's rashi in governance-kendra-10.
Lagnesha familiar Chandra resides in 10th navamsha = Jefferson's lasting fame.
In radix, lagnesha Chandra-Sravana the listener in bhava-7 suggests expert diplomacy (7) due to emotional (Chandra) attunement to the balance of interests.
Chandra gains extraordinary strength.
First life partner Martha Skelton was a highly visible person, represented by Thomas' bhava-1. Generally, Chandra-7 forecasts a devoted marriage partner who is strong identified with the union and with the native. Martha was a home-loving, decorating entertainer who supported Jefferson's career and managed their planation home (Chandra) with many slaves in the house and fields.
The second life partner, consistent with 2nd-from Chandra-7, was significantly different from the first. After Martha died, Thomas began an enduring but secret relationship with Martha's half-sister Sally which produced six children. Life partner-2 Sally Hemmings was almost completely camouflaged behind a veil of social restrictions (Shani) due to her African slave mother. Bhava-8 accepts drishti of oppressive Shani, expansive Guru, and physicalized, controlling nichha-Kuja. They could not marry legally, and Sally served no public roles.
As POTUS-05 from 1801 until 1809, Jefferson had substantial career need for gracious social entertainments to reinforce loyalties and repay favors. Yet, Sally was considered a taboo person and her presence at Southern white planter parties would have been outrageous. POTUS-pair-04 hostess 1768-1849 Dolley Madison, the wife of POTUS-04 James Madison, performed numerous required ceremonial entertaining roles for Jefferson 1801-1809.
Zukra-yuti-Rahu in D-1 and D-9
rogesha-6 servitude exploitation + dharmesha-9 global humanism = Guru-Simha * expansion of intelligence, inclusive generosity of political will yet servitude and unbalanced contracts
Sally Hemmings was a 'quadroon' household slave and half-sister of Jefferson's first wife.
Recently gaining more credibility via genetic testing of the Hemmings line and historical research, after 250 years of suppression, there is more than anecdotal evidence that enslaved Sally Hemmings was Jefferson's common law wife and mother of six of his children.
Sally was 25 years younger than Jefferson's deceased wife Martha and Sally was the same age as Jefferson's elder daughter. Sally accompanied both Jefferson and his daughter to France during Jefferson's long diplomatic missions there. It is asserted that Sally and Jefferson's sexual relationship began in France and continued stateside, where Hemmings bore Jefferson six children.
It was customary for owners to free their household slaves in their final legal will. Dying indebted, Jefferson did not grant freedom to any of his slaves * except six individuals (his six children). However he never granted manumission to Sally. She died a slave.
Yogakaraka rules 5 + rules 10
Jefferson's powerful yogakaraka Mangala-1 caused his association with a military and political revolution for the new (Kuja) nation's independence, with metal implements in his surveying profession, and with frequent journeys by sea.
Jefferson would have needed physical, muscular, sexual and combative movements to accomplish all that history attests. The current rectification accounts nicely for this historical view of the man by placing nichha-Kuja in radical Karkata lagna.
Vidyapthi-5+karmesha-10 atmakaraka Kuja gets nichha-bhanga in the lagna, where Mangala in bhava-1 produces characteristics of physical courage (1), political, literary, charismatic, and dramatic energy (5) and dynamic institutional leadership (10).
Yogakaraka rules 5 + rules-10 Mangala-Karkata * Jefferson = a very active man and an agent for change with a philosophical, humanistic orientation. The social identity which marks his life's work is directly adversarial and enormously capable of risk (Rahu in rashi of Kuja) especially involving travel by sea.
rules Karakamsha bhava-9 ideology
Guru rules Punarvasu radical lagna
Punarvasu signals his lifelong engagement with higher education. Founder of the University of Virginia.
However * typical of the 6/8 afflicted 4th pada of Punarvasu * some aspects of his human character and behavior, particularly his intimate relationships, are considered exploitive (6) and unusual to the point of overtly breaking social taboo of his day (8).
Among the political, legal, and financial leadership of his era, Mangala-driven young Jefferson was considered a bit of a loose cannon. His enthusiasm and vision were welcomed, but his larger-than-life and sometimes combative personality was often a liability. POTUS-04 USA-Constitution 1751-1836 James Madison noted Jefferson's propensity to tell "large stories" -- especially those which served to promote his polymath personality.
Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)
Rahu in bhava-10 = dramatic rise to leadership roles, under taboo-breaking, illicit, or culturally irregular (Rahu) circumstances. Often a glass-ceiling crasher, able to break gender-race-age barriers in conservative professional roles. May challenge conventional standards in the style of ascendancy to the high ranking institutional governance positions.
Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka
Ketu in Bhava-4 if Professor Rahu occupies 10, the native is rarely at home due to Rahu-related ambitions for high visibility social privilege. For periods of time in mid-life, Jefferson was gone from home for years at a time due to his diplomatic and governance assignments.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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