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"When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."
Thomas Jefferson painted by Rembrandt Peale in 1805
fleshbirth 13-April-1743 * fleshdeath 04-July-1826 (age 83)
POTUS-03, Sec'y State, founder of University of Virginia * served 1801-1809 * 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
BPL commentary: high forehead. the condition of Guru will considerably affect the outcome
"... from Arudra to Punarvasu, a startling change in mental development.
In Punarvasu, the native is possessed of profound intelligence,
He revels in abstract thought
He may be also a poet of high attainment, expressing a fire and vitality in his verse
He will, however, be only moderately successful by worldly standards during his lifetime
Biographical events matched to the
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POTUS-03 Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson
13-April-1743 fleshbirth * Chandra-Rahu period
Aug-1757 death 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 death of mother * Rahu-Mangala period * Chida-dasha * Mangala rules 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 navamsha-1
1789 begins service as USA Secretary of State * 1789-1793 USA Secy State-01
1797 elected USA Vice President (1797-1801) under POTUS-01 American Revolution 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 fleshdeath (age 83) * Zukra-Shani period * Shani rules-7
Distinctive Features of the Nativity
POTUS-03 Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson
Punarvasu radical lagna ruled by Guru indicates 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 Constitution of the United States James Madison noted Jefferson's propensity to tell "large stories" -- especially those which served to promote his polymath personality.
Jefferson 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.
L-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 L5 + L10 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.
Lagnesha "familiar" Chandra in 10th navamsha suggests Jefferson's lasting fame.
In radix, lagnesha Chandra-Sravana -7 "the listener" suggests expert diplomacy (7) due to emotional (Chandra) attunement to the balance of interests. \
Chandra gains extraordinary strength.
Uttama-Surya-Azvini, Zukra-Krittika, and Rahu-Krittika all occupy Mangala's rashi in governance-kendra-10.
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 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.
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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.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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