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John Quincy Adams in 1819


1825-1829 * POTUS-06


Founding Father

John Quincy Adams

Earthbody-Entry Saturday-11-July-1767

Earthbody-Exit 23-Feb-1848 (age 81)

"His talents were far greater than his desire to serve."



1825-1829 * POTUS-06-partner

Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams

Earthbody-Entry Sunday-12-Feb-1775

Earthbody-Exit 15-May-1852 (age 77)

Nativity of Louisa Catherine Adams


POTUS-06 = 1825 until 1829, international diplomat * John Quincy Adams * 1716-1848

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Mriga-zirasa * Mraga * Marga-ziraza * Agrahayani

BPL commentary

For Mriga-sirasa births of a masculine valence, the condition of pioneering, direct, yang-energy, forward-pushing bhratru-karaka Mangala may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the paradigm of Mangala-ruled Invaka, brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, dancers, champions, challengers, inventors, explorers, dis-coverers, engineers, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pursuers, competitions and battles may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by the civilizations of Orion. Their purpose is to promote engaging, instinctive messages that conquer, compete, startle, stimulate, pioneer, attack, and provoke.

Verbally Incisive and Commanding

Gentlemen born within a nakshatra of Mangala are gifted with a knack for competition. Shrewd, verbally intimidating, and goal-directed in Mriga-Sirasa, they strive for dominance within their cohort. Mriga are often found in business management, commercial finance, sales, marketing, advertising, script-writing, publishing, propaganda, cinema, and media-communications.

Kuja-ruled Mriga-zirasa chaps tend to be pro-active, and energetic in pursuit of the win. Because their physique may be quite heavyset, their agility is surprising. They are often found in politicsm manufacturing, media-messaging, and commerce, especially in sales, marketing, and advertising roles where their energy delivers competitive advantage.

Mraga are often accurate marksmen, able to handle weapons and metal equipment. Agrahayani fellows may have a special affinity for quadruped animals, bands of brothers, and soldiers. Due to the crystalline structure of their noses, Mraga-born have an extraordinarily acute sense of smell.

Vrishabha-Urisha pada 1-2 represent the 7-12 angle and the Zukra-Kuja attraction. Those born in pada 1-2 pursue artistic communications, legal contracts, equity, and brokerage in secluded environments, such as the laboratories, private bedrooms, or in distant lands. Their goal is the formation of vitally valuable partnerships. Depending upon Yogakaraka Shani ruler of 9+10, the Vrishabha pada of Krittika have a stronger propensity toward governance roles,

Mithunaya-Dvamdva pada 3-4 represent the 6-11 angle and the Budha-Kuja tension. Pada 3-4 are profit-driven and not averse to theft or breaking contracts for advantage. Pada 3-4 may focus on friendships, economics, and dominating the competition..

Themes of forward movement, group activity, and sporting competition may contextualize Mriga's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Mriga-zirasa.

QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 80

"Unless other testimonies in the chart predominate to modify the effect of Mraga rising,

  • these people may be very unpleasant characters.

They are inclined to be misanthropic in their attitude toward life and people.

  • They seem always to see the worst side of people and of conditions.

They are suspicious of other peoples' motives

  • and even vicious at times.

Unless checked, these thoughts will lead to vicious action

  • and they can be quite dangerous to others whom they dislike.

Possibly this attitude is caused and aggravated by some permanent organic disability

  • which is usually the lot of those who are born with Mraga rising."


Biographical Events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha

Surya Mahadasha

11-July-1767 Earth-birth in Braintree, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British America * Surya-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 11-goals

Chandra Mahadasha

Mangala Mahadasha

Rahu Mahadasha

26-July-1797 exchange of vows of marriage (his age 30) to Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams* Rahu-Shani bhukti

12-Apr-1801 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules bhava-9

Guru mahadasha

1817-1825 USA Secretary of State * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 9-politics

28-Oct-1818 grieved the decease of mother * Guru-Surya bhukti * Surya 7th-from-Chandra

Shani Mahadasha

Feb-1825 elected POTUS-06 * in an extremely bitter and contentious Congressional vote after losing the popular election to the military hero POTUS-07 Indian Removal 1767-1845 Andrew Jackson * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 5-elections ++ Shani rules 6-conflict

04-July-1826 grieved decease of father * Shani-Shani swabhukti *

Dec-1828 lost the 1828 presidential election after a bitter and vindictive accusatory and defamatory campaign by Andrew Jackson * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha yuti Ketu yuti nichha-Mangala

Budha Mahadasha

23-Feb-1848 Earthbody-Exit (age 81) * Budha-Rahu bhukti

Distinctive features of the Nativity


POTUS-06 American System John Quincy Adams ; in 1843

(in 1848, he collapsed on the Senate floor and died )

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Mithunaya * Mithra * neighbor, companion
  • Surya in bhava-10 * digbala * center of hierarchy, brightly governing, intelligence for regulation, focus on social order, regulatory entitlements, eye on high position, radiant reputation * sparkling center of the leadership drama
  • Surya-yuti-Shani * confidently lawful, bright regulator, entitled to impose order, creatively intelligent authority-figures, radiantly hierarchical, politically disciplined


Dad = POTUS-02 Thoughts on Government 1735-1826 John Adams.

Dad and son belonged to the group that has been labeled by some historians as Founding Fathers.

Surya-yuti-Shani-10 shows JQ Adams' duplication of his father's identity with governance responsibility (Shani).

Surya-10 shows his Willpower (Surya) to undertake his father's same burden (Shani) of dealing with leadership roles under very heavy pressure in a hostile political environment.

Surya-yuti-Shani* Shani-Mithunaya yuti Surya-Mithunaya * writings, reports, teamwork, meetings, documents, travel itineraries, messaging, publications, commercial business within the context of government (10)

Professionalized Relationship to father * pitrikaraka Surya-yuti-Shani-10

Even as a young boy, JQ attended his father across Europe as a diplomatic scribe, then an independent diplomat, the into the USA presidency. He carried on his father's engagement with foreign lands (Surya rules 12) .

JQ continued his father's commitment to holding top-level roles in national governance of the unstable new nation (Shani-10). He shared his father's lifelong work (Shani) in politics (5) . For better or for worse, JQ also perpetuated his father's pattern of conflicted relationships and bitter resentments(Shani rules 6 animosity).

JQ did understand the crucial role of international diplomacy for the survival of the foundling nation and most of his colleagues respected his global knowledge (Surya-10 rules 12). However his political career was made miserable by enemies (Shani rules 6) who accused him of impoverishing (6) the nation by preventing farmers from using slave labor.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka


Mom was the estimable POTUS-pair-02 Letters 1744-1818 Abigail Adams . Mrs. Adams was a superb writer on topics of political philosophy. She is honored as a "Founding Father" due to her pervasive literary influence upon the thought and action of the ruling male cohort.

JQ received a similar formal education to that of his father, and both of his parents provided explicit support for his schooling. Chandra-4 in 7th-from-Surya shows the mutuality of his parents John and Abigail Adams.

Supportive, Grounding Mother

Abigail Adams did not enjoy the southern social style of political entertainments in Washington D.C. Yet during her son's presidential administration, when wife Louisa Adams was too weak to carry out social duties, J-Q's mother POTUS-02 partner Abigail Adams traveled to the capital, and directed all of the necessary formal entertaining.

Parents as a Team * Chandra-4 patriotism, life foundations

Chandra-4 represents his patriotic parents. Mom and Dad both hailed from Puritan New England Calvinist roots. In their local area, their values and lifestyle would have been familiar and normal. Guru drishti into bhava-4 indicates that they owned houses and a farm.

Surya-yuti-Shani drishti into bhava-4 suggests that their personalities were considered outspoken (Rahu in 2nd-from-Chandra) When the Adams Family needed to cooperate within the morally lax southern-dominated leadership cohort, they were considered as rigidly (Shani) puritanically Northern. JQ carried forward his parents' Puritan moral foundational (4) principles (Dhanuzya) expressed via a vigorous anti-slavery platform.


Due to Chandra-4 Adams loved his homeland USA. During his entire life, he worked to defend and support the philosophical principles (9) of the fledgling nation. bandesha-4 Guru in 9th-from-4th.

Puritan Ideology and no-compromise anti-slavery morality

JQ Adams was raised by both parents and grandparents as a fervent moral abolitionist (anti-slavery). JQ and his family were absolute anti-slavery proponents who could not admit any argument in favor of slavery. Shani-mutual drishti- Chandra rigidity.

His southern governance colleagues complained (Shani-10 rules 6 complaints) that JQ did not understand the financial realities of the southern region's slave-driven large-plantation economy.

JQ's family owned a farm, but otherwise they had a minimal amount of material wealth. They were focused on laying the ideological foundations for the baby nation (Chandra-Dhanuzya-4). JQ 's response to those who asserted that slaves were essential to good business was to retort that no reason could EVER justify slavery. His northern moralism angered and alienated many of his southern fellows but he would not change (Shani) this stalwart refusal.

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership

7th-from-Chandra = Surya-yuti-Shani = wife is dedicated to duty and father

nichha-Kuja + lagnesha Budha + Ketu in the catastrophic-transformative 8th-from-Chandra = never satisfied

Despite tensions due to JQ's complaining nature, Louisa's Chandra-Mithunaya occupies JQ's 7th-from-Chandra, indicating the stability of the emotional bond. JQ would have been a rather testy fellow given the Karkata graha, and Louisa would have needed to develop some strategies for minimizing his impact -- including frail health.

Louisa remained dedicated to her troubled father Zukra ruled by Surya-yuti-Shani-10. Although she was not a socialite by nature, Louisa acquitted her social duties admirably, using her musical talents. She raised their children in daunting circumstances. Yet she often felt ill, both mentally and physically. JQ's 7th-from-Chandra contains Surya rules 12, Shani rules 6, and Shani rules 8th-from-10th, showing the wife's sickness, retreating nature, and discomfort with public roles. Her delicate health and retiring personality made her frail and withdrawn.

Difficulties persisted in the marriage, and JQ's complaining increased as he aged. Yet Shani in 7th-from-Chandra predicts loyalty to the consecrated vow. She never completely abdicated, always lived with her husband and not separately, and when she outlived JQ she did not remarry.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala in bhava-11 * drive toward connectivity, earnings, economic conquests
  • Mangala-Karkata * nichha * pursuit of security * proactive nourishment, drive toward rooting and settling, vigorous policing * push toward land ownership and farming * champion of local, ethnic, land-based cultures
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * energized communication, dynamic reporting, masculine force joins messaging signal
  • Ketu-yuti-Kuja * energized pilgrimage, dynamic wandering, masculine force joins apathetic surrender

Kuja is often problematic for the Kanya nativity

Kuja-11 occupies the emotionally catastrophic-transformative, revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

Kuja rules 3-cohort. JQ endured a lifetime of polarizing catalysis from his same-age adversary, POTUS-07 Indian Removal 1767-1845 Andrew Jackson

Bhava-11 = 2nd-from-7th-from-Chandra = wife's family.

JQ's problems with his wife's family are legendary. His wife's father was a financial speculator whose misjudgment put him in severe debt. Her family had various mental and physical illnesses, which JQ had to deal with.

nichha-Kuja casts drishti into 3-commerce, 5-politics, and 6-disagreement

Kuja rules 3 producing an endless stream of meetings, administrative details, and literary correspondence (3) and hostility of a vulgar and obstructionist Congress (3-congress).

nichha-Mangala owns and aspects bhava-3. Contentious promotions. 4 = 6th-from-11

JQ promoted (Kuja yuti Budha promotion) the manufacturing (3) culture of his native northern region. His writings appealed to the freeholding northern manufacturing and small-farming base.

However the southern slave-dependent planters (4) hated him, such as POTUS-03 Declaration of Independence 1743-1826 Thomas Jefferson.

Secrecy and danger in governance roles

Mangala rules Shani in 10th-navamsha, suggesting that JQ's lifetime career in government service would be characterized by the secrecy of Vrischika and the emotionalized contentiousness of nichha-Mangala

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


  • Budha-Karkata * * comfortable communications * hand, arm, shoulder make protective gestures * articulation of rhythmic root culture * discussions about security * describes routine behaviors * instructions for foundational stability * describes the folkways * reports on walls, moats, fencing, and policing * defensive posture in discourse * converses with parental personalities * environmental wardens * issues customary pronouncements * delivers messages about sustainable settlements * habitual topics of patriotism, land use, shielding, cultivation, and nourishment
  • Budha in bhava-11 * narrative of economy and ecology, distributive and associative networks * social participation linkage, describer of friendship and voluntary connections , explainer of gains and goals, delivers instructions for interlinked systems, talks about large assemblies + webs of community
  • Budha-yuti-Mangala * explainer of competitive energies, articulation of forward action, message of innovation and forward movement, outspoken, fraternal conversations, aggressive communications, talkative brother-figures
  • Budha-yuti-Ketu * explainer of impermanence * affinity for dissociative, dissolving roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction  * explainer of impermanence, articulation of surrender, signals abandonment, message of the observing Witness, talkative spirits

Budha occupies the emotionally catastrophic-transformative 8th-from-Chandra

After nearly two decades as a successful diplomat in the gracious salons of Europe during Guru Mahadasha, JQ was convinced that the economic conflicts between the two regions could be resolved diplomatically.

But he was handicapped when dealing with issues of economics and market systems by the misapprehension and miscommunication Budha-yuti-Ketu-11 compounded by the angry resentment of nichha-Kuja-11. The core issue remained his inability to compromise (nichha-Kuja) because he refused to accept that slavery was an essential and irreplaceable component of the American economy. However the majority of Congress and the USA leadership were planters who vigorously asserted the opposite. JQ had very few friends (11) and was often verbally attacked.

JQ had moments of violent anger (Kuja), moments of logical clarity (Budha lagnesha, karmesha), and moments of utter apathy (Ketu) during the vicious debates on slavery that plagued his career.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

* Sarala Yoga

  • Guru in bhava-12 * many retreats, much private expansion, numerous ancestor guides, much interiority
  • Guru-Simha * many lights, many displays, much drama, believes in creativity and special entitlement, doctrine of intelligence and unique personality, expands the scope of politics, multiple games, many celebrities and celebrations
  • Guru-yuti-Zukra sodarya-karaka * multiple sisterly-figures

Zukra-yuti-Guru in the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

Guru-12 rules 4 and 7. Guru rules Chandra-Uttara-azadha-Dhanuzya-4 foundational principles, philosophy of belief

Guru owns 10th-from-10th and Chandra-4 drishti to 10. JQ's beliefs especially his social and political philosophy were highly politicized due to Guru-Simha. Like his father before him, JQ Adams wanted the United States of America to be anchored in principles of legal justice, including a concept of human rights which precluded the possibility that humans could be categorized as property.

Success abroad Guru-12 * Guru Mahadasha age 40-56

John Quincy Adams generally liked his career during his Guru Mahadasha when Guru-12 as kept him traveling in Europe under cover of 12-invisibility with access to scholarly resources of universities as well as a culture of global humanism.

Typical of Guru-12, JQ experience wide success in representing these American principles abroad (12). The first half of his adult career was spent in various European embassy houses, entertaining the thought leaders and entrepreneurs of progressive viewpoint. His Enlightenment philosophical convictions were met in foreign settings with much favor. However once he returned to USA to take elected positions in Congress and POTUS, the visionary inclusivity of Guru-12 faced harsh realities of Shani.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Singha * aesthetic of royal confidence
  • Zukra-12 * pleasure of imagination, enjoys spiritually guided equity, feminine-figures intuit, visions of balance and beauty, appreciation of interiority
  • Zukra-yuti-Guru * gracious generosity, expanded beauty, sweet inclusion

Zukra-Simha-12 rules 2- Kutumba * Zukra-yuti-Guru-12

JQ Adams hailed from the infamous "Adams Family" which produced a remarkable mix of guiding ideologues and legislators, inspirational and influential national leaders, along with physical and mentally ill and addicted persons, self-destructive alcoholics and suicides (12)

John Quincy Adams endured many problems with his 'dynasty' family kutumbha bhava-2 including crippling alcohol addiction (Zukra) and suicides (12). Two of JQ Adams' sons died before age 30 of alcoholism and depression. 5th-from-Chandra = bhava-8 representing the children is ruled by the notorious nichha-Kuja-Budha-Ketu. Adams expressed little sympathy toward their suffering (Ketu) seeing these traits not as emotional wounds but rather as moral failings.

JQ Adams privately (Zukra-12 privacy) expressed (2-speech) frustration and even contempt toward his wife's invisible ailments and the sickness of his family members. He considered himself unable to aid their distress, as he was too busy with public matters.

circumstances of meeting the wife-figure

are cloaked in invisibility, foreign lands, private arrangements, dreams, imaginative visions = Zukra-yuti-Guru in bhava-12

JQ was introduced to his wife POTUS-pair-06 Louisa Adams in London (Zukra-12 distant lands), where JQ was working as a diplomat crafting often undisclosed agreements, on behalf of the new USA.

JQ believed that Louisa was as the daughter of a prosperous London merchant father. Louisa's father was supposedly an émigré American living in London whose wealth and social connections would offer a considerable advantage to JQ'ss international career. Being of marriageable age, Louisa appeared at several parties and JQ (without checking his facts - 12 prefers imaginative insights) decided to take the opportunity of her availability. He asked for her hand in marriage. The offer was instantly accepted.

Unfortunately, the blurry dreamlike impressions of 12 were soon clarified. Louisa's father had been on a downward slide in business for some time. Dad was not a financially privileged man nor much well-liked. (Later historians have opined that he may have suffered a personality disorder which involved lying.).

Adams Family afflicted by Zukra

kutumbha bhava-2: ruled by Zukra-12 shows the destructive alcohol addiction and ailments of family members including the addicted and destructive lapsed-preacher uncle (brother of his mother Abigail Adams) plus the two alcoholic short-lived and near-criminal brothers of John Quincy Adams, plus his sister with severe marital, health, and financial issues; and finally his own two alcoholic, suicidal sons.

Zukra's ruler is pitrikaraka Surya-10 indicating that the father's intelligence Surya may be afflicted by Zukra-12 dreamlike environment. JQ's father POTUS-02 Thoughts on Government John Adams apparently misunderstood (Ketu-Budha) Louisa's father to be a rich businessman. Louisa's father was in fact an impoverished London merchant whose speculative investments in American enterprises had failed.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Mithunaya * tiresome old documents * resistance to change of explanations * obliged to conform to the hierarchical managers * must materialize orderly information delivery * rigid process handling * heavy old discussions * obligatory, strictly scripted conversations * inflexible instructions * must endure the lowest-common-denominator proletarian communication * slow elderly messengers * vital energy compression stress zone = hand-arm-shoulder * restricted breathing * insufficient team cooperation * must continue to collaborate, cooperate, gesture, and signal despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-10 (beneficial placement) * Structured, orderly, time-conscious responsibilities. One must govern the old order. Must maintain the dignity of reputation. Cautious, conventional leadership. Tense=ion in governance roles. Chronic weighty executive duties, heavy work portfolio sustains the social hierarchy; Oppressed by lack of freedom to choose social policies..Resistance to new rules. Resentment toward changes in authority. Intolerance toward unconventional leaders.. Governance fatigue. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as president, director, boss, governor, mayor.
  • Shani-yuti-Surya * resistance against creativity, limited entitlements, suppression of romance, disciplined intelligence, constrained willpower

Shani drishti into 10th-from-10th. Shani resides in both radical-10 and 10th-navamsha. Shani confirms a lifetime career in responsible government authority roles.

From Chandra-Dhanuzya lagna, the mature voice of sober serious structured hierarchical Professor Shani rules

  1. the emotionally-motivated traditionalism, family lineage conserving, treasure-preserving, language-and-history remembering, acquisitive, genetic conservation of 2nd-from-Chandra
  2. the emotionally talkative, information-delivering, evangelical, publishing, announcing, script-reading, reporting, conversational, process-managing communications of 3rd-from-Chandra

Born into leadership expectations

POTUS-06 American System 1767-1868 John Quincy Adams was the favored son of his estimable father POTUS-02 John Adams. When the younger Adams was a young boy, the elder Adams began taking his young son abroad on European diplomatic missions representing the newly-established USA. The younger Adams began his lifelong career in political diplomacy very early by serving as his father's assistant and scribe. The younger Adams was eventually elected to POTUS-06 but he expressed great reluctance and dissatisfaction with this ultimate duty, often remarking that his earlier career untainted by the vulgarity of Washington D.C. culture had been much more beneficial and balanced.

Shani (government) Surya (dad) Chandra (mom) * Shani abolitionism wins (eventually)

Like all things Shani, JQ's absolute abolitionist stance took a long time to bear political fruit. Yet in 1865 - forty years after JQ's presidency- the USA finally freed the slaves. Eventually JQ Adam's political philosophies and jurisprudence were fully enacted during the administration of POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln, when human slavery was finally eradicated.

Enemies in Government * rogesha Shani-10

His bitter adversary and successor POTUS-07 Indian Removal 1767-1845 Andrew Jackson was vigorously pro-slavery and opposed to the insinuation that the slaves had human rights. Jackson and his parochial supporters made vile accusations against JQ, who was simply appalled at their rudeness and had no defenses against the ruffians. The vulgarity of Jackson's administration was so extreme that many educated observers despaired of decency ever being restored. It was a dark time in American politics.

Shani Mahadasha heaviest duties

Shani-Mrigashira occupies bhava-10 in 6th-from-5th suggests a responsible government authority figure who is beset by chronic (Shani) political adversaries. Shani dominated by atmakaraka vyayapathi-12 Surya but Shani is not combust.

The beginning of the Shani mahadasha marked a sustained 19-year bhukti of overwhelming responsibilities. During Shani-Shani swabhukti, his father died and JQ was elected POTUS-06. He was constantly engaged with his father's cohort (elders = Shani)

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

  • Rahu in bhava-5 * passion for politics, celebrity, games * in swabhava of Splendid Surya, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual children; out-of-bounds creativity, and amplified poetic romance; Risk-rewarding Rahu generates a charismatic individuality, center-of-attention displays of creative genius. Desires a special, important role in performance arts, literary arts, entertainments, royalty roles, pageantry, celebrity events, or dramatic splendor. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious children and lovers. Rahu the Poseur may wear the persona (mask) of a dramatic actor, a celebrated intellectual, or a politician. Craves the center stage, the lights, the glory. Rahu-5 trespasses the cultural boundaries in matters of unique personal creativity, children, speculation, gaming. Seeks flamboyant fashion, exceptional offspring, and the thrill of political theatre.
  • Rahu-Makara-Draco * shimmering illusion of dignity * craving for social status *mirage of elite identity * mask of hierarchy * mirage of privileged social position * over-reaching institutional leadership * fascinating laws and judgments * unusual claims to hierarchical rank * extraordinary status-markers * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of lawful responsibility, boss authority, regulator-roles

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Karkata * dissociates from protective boundaries, incomplete security, empty shelter, dissolute caretaking, not limited by customary routines, ignores restriction on farming, real-estate, disarrayed home-making, applies foundational protection to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-11 * absent from friendships, disregards profitability * no barriers in community, dissolves the social network, vacuous associations, irrelevance of the material goals, ambivalence toward economic empowerment. One abandons the elder siblings, ignores marketplace earnings, surrenders the electro-magnetic connections. May prefer to live without electricity, or off-the-grid.
  • Ketu-yuti-Kuja * surrendered championship, empty actions, disconnected brothers, unsustainable domination, apathetic competition, disability, unfulfilled innovation, impermanent conquest, incomplete birth, spiritual liberation via forward movement
  • Ketu-yuti-Budha * surrendered articulation, empty talk, unsustainable explanations, disconnected siblings, apathetic evangelism, incomplete details, misnomers, fragmented schedules, unfulfilled deliveries, illogical messaging, impermanent plans, spiritual liberation via gestures and discussion. For commercial nativities, may dissolve the ensemble, workgroup, cohort, or team.

Ketu occupies the emotionally catastrophic-transformative the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

The Ketu-Budha-Kuja-nichha cluster in bhava-11 created a repeating "frenemy" pattern for JQ Adams which resulted in anger and apathy. He was a brilliant man, but he was not a happy man.

Most people at the time believed in State's Rights as the basis (4) of the Union but JQ could not allow that State's Rights extended to placing people in bondage. Ketu-yuti-nichha-Kuja un-binds the typical leashing-and-squeezing of Azlesa Mangala.

Budha-yuti-Ketu and Ketu-yuti-nichha-Kuja in 12th-from-Zukra suggests that his wife's vitality might be sapped (12) via ongoing mental confusion and emotional trauma. Louisa suffered ongoing and severe anxiety-depressions which often incapacitated her.

Budha-yuti-Ketu and Ketu-yuti-nichha-Kuja in the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra suggests that the parents (Chandra) made a catastrophic (8) error in judgment(Ketu-Budha) due to lack of due diligence.

The inquiry was incomplete (Budha-Ketu) and nichha-Kuja made the marriage decision seem urgent with emotionally-motivated impulse to act quickly to secure a situation. Kuja-Karka acts decisively to bind and secure.


POTUS-06 partner 1825-1829 * Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams * 1775-1852

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Purvazadha * Apah

BPL commentary

For Purva-azadha births of a feminine valence, the condition of sweetly musical, artistic, harmony-seeking, negotiating, balancing, arranging, designing, matching, pairing, sensually pleasuring akarshana-karaka Bright Bhrigu may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Zukra-ruled paradigm of Ambudaiva, feminine figures such as sisters, aunts, and wives, along with partnerships, sensual pleasures, arrangements, valuation, pricing, equity, bargains, trades, treaties, trusts, adjustments, justice, finance, artistic beauty, treasuries, alignment, attunement, harmonies, and music, may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Sinnuntu. Their purpose is expansion of inspirational beauty and melodious sound.

Inspirational diplomatic grace

Feminine births in Purva-azadha carry a special benevolence for music, beauty, treasuries, ornaments, design, and gracious relationships. Purvazadha ladies are often dramatists, musical entertainers, and fashion models. They can usually sing beautifully and play stringed instruments. They love to travel and serve as a muse to creative partners.

Purvazadha are often musical entertainers and poets, with a gift for playing many instruments and making lyrical arrangements that appeal to everyday folks. Typically Apah-born are attracted to sacred doctrine. They are self-indulgent and pure of heart.

Their complexion may feature a Guru-golden glow. Feminine births in Asadhash tend to benefit from the effect of Zukra. Guru represents their typically generous husbands. They may be splendid singers, theatrical designers, and fashion models.

In addition to Zukra endowments in diplomacy, beauty, and musical arrangements, their Guru-influenced humanism and compassion often includes inspirational roles that benefit women, musicians, and creative artists. Typically Apah-born are attracted to sacred doctrine. They are self-indulgent and pure of heart. Their complexion may feature a Guru-golden glow.

Like all Zukra-governed births, Apah-born must take care to avoid the misuse of drugs and alcohol. Ambudaiva's true purpose is inspirational guidance. Yet, Zukra's sweet-seeking may also attract the false balance of intoxication.

Themes of generous arrangements, affluence, favor, harmony, blessing, beauty, artistry, and luxurious indulgence may contextualize Apah's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Purva-azadha

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 99

"Lovely eyes set in a beautiful face,

  • with small cupid's bow lips

  • and brown, naturally curly hair,

  • describes the native with Purvazadha rising at birth.

She is also to be distinguished by the small well-proportioned feet.

She has a generous positive character

and should be successful in some occupation

  • which would enable her to employ her natural ability

  • as an organizer and manager .

She is apt to have been born in an influential family."

Biographical Events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha


Louisa Adams painted by Charles Bird King in 1825

Guru mahadasha * age birth until 5

12-Feb-1775 Earth-birth in London, England * Guru-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 3-communication

Shani Mahadasha * age 5 until age 24

26-Jul-1797 exchange of marriage vows (her age 22) with POTUS-06 American System 1767-1868 John Quincy Adams at All Hallows Barking parish in London * Shani-Guru Chidradasha * Guru rules swamsha

Budha Mahadasha * age 24 until age 41

12-Apr-1801 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Budha-Ketu bhukti (child will suicide)

1802 grieved the decease of her bankrupted father * Budha-Ketu bhukti * Ketu-9

Sep-1811 grieved the decease of mother * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 7th-from-Chandra

Ketu Mahadasha * age 41 until age 48

Zukra Mahadasha * age 48 until age 68

Feb-1825 husband John Q Adams is elected POTUS-06 * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra rules 5-political elections

09-Jun-1829 suicide of eldest son (Louisa's age 55) *

Surya Mahadasha * age 68 until age 74

Chandra Mahadasha * age 74 until decease (age 77)

15-May-1852 (age 77) decease * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru maraka rules-7

Distinctive features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Kumbha * Arka * the radiator * radio
  • Surya in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * center of sacred teachings, intelligence for patronage, brightly preaching, focus on beliefs, philosophical entitlements, self-righteous father, eye on worldview, confident ideologue, * sparkling center of the doctrinal drama
  • 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, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious, brightly creative bargainer, artistic father-figure, uniquely intelligent sister-figures, entitled to pleasures, aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun, financial politics, radiantly diplomatic, self-reflexively attractive features
  • Surya-yuti-Ketu * confidently detached, bright observer, entitled to surrender, apathetic toward the spiritual rays of the Sun, creatively intelligent abandonment, politically disinterested, wandering father-figure, radiantly unconcerned

the Kumbha-9 cluster occupies the ideological, political, humanistic worldview 9th-from-Chandra

Father * a powerful mixed influence

Surya-yuti-Ketu father mental health issues

Strength of her Ketu afflicting Budha, Zukra, and pitrikaraka Surya-Kumbha-9 indicates her father's financial (Zukra) and political (Surya) and mental-health (Budha issues, along with the complexities of misapprehension and misinterpretation in her spoken expression.

The Kumbha-9 cluster occupies 9th-from-Chandra, creating a public association with mental illness, and unfulfilled expectations and suggesting that her father's complex personality had an inordinate effect upon her worldview (9)

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Mithunaya * comforted by rhythmic signal messaging
  • Chandra in Punarvasu * comforted by restoration of abundance * protectors of sensitive wise instruction, familiar rhythms of script and chant, expansive details, generous planning, philosophical explanations
  • Chandra in classroom-1 * comfort in glowing incandescent embodiment, familiar with forward action, needs to feel the repeating pulse of physical movement, settled into the rhythm of invention, feeling for first-arrival, soothed by aristocracy, emotionally attuned to new birth, routine activities, undulating personality

Chandra rules-2 occupies bhava-1 karakamsha

Candescent Chandra in bhava-1 indicates a primary emotional identification with the family of origin. JQ Adams' Chandra-Dhanushya occupies her bhava-7. The marriage while a site of much complaint was enduring. Chandra-1 rules 8th-from-7th, suggesting that emotionally she may have been an agent of constantly flowing transformation within the marriage. However Chandra-1 also supports the parenting behaviors of providing shelter, schoolteaching, caretaking, and transport for her birth family and for the family she created with her husband JQ Adams.

Mother-in-law Abigail Adams

There is an obvious bond between the two women with 4th-from-Guru husband's mother = bhava-2 family, and ruled by Louisa's Chandra-1. Despite the difference in the personal styles, with Louisa being emotionally volatile (Chandra-1 and Arudra) while Abigail was more level-headed, nevertheless POTUS-pair-02 Letters 1744-1818 Abigail Adams the mother-in-law would have been kindly toward Louisa J. Adams her daughter-in-law.

  • They had similar lifestyle challenges of needing to manage households, children, and social networks (Guru-11 Louisa's networking diplomat husband) .
  • They both had husbands whose nation-building work caused constant traveling, and they both realized how essential was their role in that great enterprise.
  • They were also both strong proponents of women's rights, even in the early 1800's.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Singha * vigorous pursuit of fame, creative political action * proactive drama * push toward celebrity entitlement * champion of pageantry, military parades, brilliant celebrations, flamboyant games, romance, and gambling
  • Mangala in bhava-3 * drive toward commerce, pursuit of messaging, active touring, invasive management, energized, hyperactive or athletic sibling-figures, aggressive sales and marketing, teamwork dynamics, administrative conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * energized pretense, dynamic desires, masculine force joins opportunistic ambition

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


  • Budha-Kumbha * connecting communications, systematic pronouncements, articulation of social-scientific networks, descriptive inter-webbed definitions, messages about communities and economies, explains large-scale social participation linkage
  • Budha in bhava-9 * narrative of the father-figure, the guru-figure, the catechism, the doctrine * discusses patronage, paradigm of belief, describer of theoretical details, explainer of dogmatic concepts, 11th-from-11th profits, talks about principled interpretation of reality, dharma, worldview
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of radiant authority, message of willpower and charisma, confidently talkative father
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements, articulation of equity in agreements, message of justice and fairly bargained contracts; songwriting , talkative sister-cousin-cohort, lyricist
  • Budha-yuti-Ketu * explainer of impermanence * affinity for dissociative, dissolving roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction  * explainer of impermanence, articulation of surrender, signals abandonment, message of the observing Witness, talkative spirits

Budha-9 parivartamsha Shani-4

the Kumbha-9 cluster occupies 9th-from-Chandra

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Meza * much movement, philosophy of direct movement, many competitions, pioneering beliefs, doctrine of conquest, innovative guidance, expands the scope of championship, multiple engineers and athletes
  • Guru in bhava-11 * many friends, much networking, much achievement, numerous connections in social-participation groups, several large assemblies, numerous revenues, many social-material goals, extensive marketplace linkage

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Kumbha * appreciation of social networks, pleasures of friendly arrangements, enjoys regulated systems, aesthetic of scientific, economic linkage
  • Zukra-9 * pleasure of philosophical doctrine, enjoys paradigmatic beliefs, feminine-figures preach-teach on principles, global equity, appreciation of theory, philosophy of justice
  • 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 arrangements, youthful beauty
  • Zukra-yuti-Ketu * sweetened surrender, gracious abandonment, vacuous feminine-figures, appreciation for fair terms of dissolution, disoriented negotiations, unconcerned with conventional beauty, empty contracts * arrangements according to impermanent agreement

the Kumbha-9 cluster occupies 9th-from-Chandra, granting an interest in politics, capacity for celebrity, and a complex - often contradictory - paradigm of belief

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Kanya * heavy old accusations * obliged to sustain litigious disagreements * rigidly persistent disease conditions * vital energy compression stress zone = colon + digestive tract * must materialize orderly ways to aid the injured and help the mistreated * weighty subordinate tasks * strictly imposed hierarchical conditions of enforced servitude * must work within proletarian master-slave systems * must respect slow, elder physicians and their outdated remedies * must accept the limitations of institutionalized service * insufficient pharmacy * must work with aging, dried medications * must continue to minister to the suffering despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-4 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious childhood foundations. One must remain in place, have to root, defend, reinforce the existing shelter. Cautious, conventional mother-figures. Tense childhood, educational fatigue, chronic household scarcity; strict boundaries; heavy legacy pressure to reinforce customary cultural boundaries. Resistance to new homes and active construction. Resentment toward changes in predictable routine. Support for socially-approved dutiful roles as parent, schoolteacher, police, border defense, fisher, farmer, ritual worship, temple maintenance, guardian of local infrastructure.

Budha-9 parivartamsha Shani-4

Shani rules the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra indicating house moves forced by public duties and a repeating cycle of scarce resources in the home

The parivartamsha of Kanya-Shani-4 with Kumbha-Budha-9 offers strengthening endurance (Shani) and capacity to sing, speak, and handle large groups in entertainment settings (Budha-Kumbha yuti Zukra). This ability served her well over decades of required entertaining of her husband's diplomatic and political associates. She was a noted musical harpist and singer.

Overall, her emotional interactions with the family of her politically influential parents-in-law POTUS-02 Thoughts on Government 1735-1826 John Adams and POTUS-02 partner Abigail Adams would have been stable but with strict rules for behavior, due to 2nd-from-7th-from-Chandra being bhava-8 in-laws located in bhava-4 Shani.

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

  • Rahu-Singha * nichha * shimmering illusion of charisma * craving for attention * extraordinary entertainments * mask of radiant confidence * over-reaching, unique intelligence * marvelous drama *   fascinating entitlements * illusory flash of brilliant gambling and games* seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of  brilliant risk-taking, fabulous speculation, political power, celebrity roles
  • Rahu in bhava-3 * passion for communication * in swabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual writing, photography, journalistic reporting, news announcements, cinema, commentary, messaging. Craves publication. Desires a special, important explanatory, descriptive, or instructional role. Over-reaching in commercial business, internet, cinema, or communications media. Exciting, opportunistic engagement with process management, manufacturing, business administration, instructions, information technology. Trespasses cultural boundaries of cohort-conversations and evangelistic proclamations. Ambitious character of the sibling-cousin, collaborative team, or touring ensemble.
  • Rahu-yuti-Mangala * amplified competition, magnified championship, exotic pursuits, tricky innovation, opportunistic brother-warriors, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of inventive, dynamic energy, hypnotic attack, engineered force of cross-cultural mixing

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Kumbha * dissociates from distribution webs, incomplete economy, empty profits, dissolute systems, severed connections, not limited by community, disarrayed ecology, ignores restriction on network linkage, applies linkage to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-9 * incoherent ideology, disinterested in the credenda; wandering worldview; absentee father-figures * no barriers in doctrine, disregards teachings, vacuous philosophy, irrelevance of the catechesis, ambivalence toward the power of principled conviction. One abandons the usual paradigm of belief, ignores the conventional understandings, delivers incoherent theory. , vacuous philosophy
  • Ketu-yuti-Surya * surrendered creativity, empty drama, unsustainable confidence, disconnected father, apathetic intelligence, intellectual disengagement, dispersed vision, disinterest in games, unfulfilled genius, fragmented politics, incoherent entertainments, wandering focus. Spiritual liberation via release of egocentricity.
  • Ketu-yuti-Budha * surrendered articulation, empty talk, unsustainable explanations, disconnected siblings, apathetic evangelism, incomplete details, misnomers, fragmented schedules, unfulfilled deliveries, illogical messaging, impermanent plans, spiritual liberation via gestures and discussion. For commercial nativities, may dissolve the ensemble, workgroup, cohort, or team.
  • Ketu-yuti-Zukra * surrendered arrangements, empty promises, unsustainable contracts, unlimited music

the Kumbha-9 cluster occupies 9th-from-Chandra

The Ketu-9 graha-complex interacting with rogesha Mangala ultimately points to the struggles with alcohol, opium, prostitution, depression, and suicide which afflicted variously herself (Budha lagnesha) her father (Surya) and her sons (9). The polarizing catalysis of her two eldest sons, who died of alcoholism and suicide in their early 30's, as well as the death of her toddler daughter, are indicated by these same graha in 5th-from-5th

Her mentally stable husband remained unafflicted by her Ketu complex, although he was much consumed with public duties and his own Zukra-Guru-12 pair suggests that he sought private, supplementary companionship.

Surya-yuti-Ketu father mental health issues


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