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POTUS-06 * served 1825-1829

preceded by

succeeded by

son of

married to:

born four months after

Member of the Founding Fathers Group:


John Quincy Adams in 1819


John Quincy Adams

fleshbirth Saturday-11-July-1767

fleshdeath 23-Feb-1848

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



Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams

fleshbirth Sunday 12-Feb-1775

fleshdeath 15-May-1852 (age 77)

Nativity of Louisa Catherine Adams


POTUS-06 * served 1825-1829 * 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 Nativity


  • Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 84

BPL commentary: For Azvini nativities, the condition of Ketu considerably affects the outcome

"... a happy carefree disposition,

  • very intelligent,

  • in fact a rather above average person in this respect.

He will be quite successful and his financial status will be such that

  • he will seldom have to worry about money matters.

In spite of his ability to achieve success,

  • he will be modest concerning himself and his achievements."

Biographical Events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha


Surya Mahadasha

11-July-1767 fleshbirth * Surya-Budha period * Budha rules 3-6 writing-war

Chandra Mahadasha

Mangala Mahadasha

Rahu Mahadasha

26-July-1797 marriage-1 (his age 30) to Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams* Rahu-Ketu period * Ketu occupies 7th-from-Chandra, confused identity

12-Apr-1801 child-1 * Rahu-Chandra period * second child (first child perished)

Guru mahadasha

1817-1825 USA Secretary of State * Guru-Mangala period * Mangala lagnesha rules 10th-navamsha

28-Oct-1818 decease of Mother * Guru-Rahu period

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-Budha period * Budha rules 6-conflict, accusations * Budha gives effect of Mangala lagnesha rules 10th-navamsha

04-July-1826 decease of Father * Shani-Ketu period * Ketu occupies 2nd-from-Surya

Dec-1828 lost the 1828 presidential election after a bitter and vindictive accusatory and defamatory campaign by Andrew Jackson * Shani-Zukra period * Zukra gives effect of dharmesha-9 Guru 12th-from-10th dissolution of leadership roles

Budha Mahadasha

23-Feb-1848 fleshdeath (age 81) * Budha-Rahu period

Distinctive features of the Nativity

POTUS-06 American System John Quincy Adams


John Quincy Adams in 1843

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

Surya * pitrikaraka

Surya-yuti-Shani-3 shows J-Q Adams' duplication of his father POTUS-02 Thoughts on Government John Adams ' identity with governance responsibility (Shani). Surya-3 shows his will (Surya-Vikrama) to undertake his father's same burden (Shani) of dealing with an endless stream of meetings, administrative details, and literary correspondence (3) and hostility of a vulgar and obstructionist (Shani) Congress (3-congress).

Chandra * matrikaraka

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka



yuti Rahu-Makara

Mangala * nichha


The Ketu-Budha-Kuja-nichha cluster in bhava-4 created a subtle political liability for JQ Adams.

First of all, bhava-4 represents his parents who were both unusual people (note the Magha-mother, Mula-father, Azvini-son Ketu influence in their family line). His parents hailed from Puritan New England Calvinist roots. Their personalities were peculiar, outspoken, and awkwardly Northern within the southern-dominated leadership cohort.

JQ Adams was raised a fervent moral abolitionist (anti-slavery) and he did not understand the southern region's slave-driven large-plantation economy. He understood the manufacturing (Shani-3) culture of his native northern region, and he sought to normalize (Shani) the freeholding northern manufacturing and small-farming base in his social and political philosophy. Adams tried to write policy (3) founded on the principle of legal justice (Shani) including a concept of human rights which precluded the possibility that humans could be categorized as property.

He was convinced that the economic conflicts between the two regions could be resolved diplomatically, but he was handicapped by a misapprehension and miscommunication Budha-yuti-Ketu-4 regarding the Common Folk-4. He did not understand the plebian masses and their bigoted vulgarity. 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 since Ketu-yuti-nichha-Kuja un-binds the typical leashing-and-squeezing of Azlesa Mangala.

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 appealed to the owner-class (4) white-folk and their sense of boundaries (4), social and political. The vulgarity of Jackson's administration was so extreme that many educated observers despaired of decency ever being restored. Eventually JQ Adam's political philosophies and jurisprudence were enacted during the administration of Lincoln and afterward, when human slavery was finally eradicated.



Surya-yuti-Shani-3 * Shani-Mithunaya yuti Surya-Mithunaya * writings, reports, teamwork, meetings, documents, travel itineraries, messaging, publications, commercial business

Karmesha Shani-Mrigashira occupies bhava-3 in 6th-from-10th suggesting a permanent imbalance in the career situation. Karmesha Shani dominated by pitrikaraka atmakaraka Surya but Shani is not combust. John Quincy Adams generally liked his career during his Guru Mahadasha when Guru as ruler of 9-12 kept him traveling in Europe where he had coverage of 12-invisibility and access to scholarly resources of universities as well as a culture of global humanism (9). The beginning of the Shani mahadasha marked a sustained 19-year period of overwhelming and unsustainable management (3) responsibilities during which he was constantly engaged with his father's cohort (elder to him Shani) and the narrow-minded commercialism of bhava-3 in its 6-8 ashtakyaa relationship to 10 created a chronically uncomfortable set of demands between Chadra-yuti-Rahu's need for dominant authority roles versus Shani-yuti-Surya's demands for hands-on management and procedural order (Shani-3).

  • 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 only a 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 (anti-Zukra) 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.

Rahu-Ketu * Mangala-yuti-Ketu + Budha-yuti-Ketu


yuti Chandra-Makara


Budha-yuti-Kuja-Azlesa and Azlesa-Budha-yuti-Ketu and Ketu-yuti-nichha-Kuja-2 in

Also 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.

relationship to father (Surya)

Even as a young boy, J-Q attended his father across Europe as a diplomatic scribe, then an independent diplomat, the into the USA presidency. He received a similar formal education to that of his father. He carried on his father's ideology, adding to his father's Puritan moral foundational principles a vigorous anti-slavery program.

JQ Adamashailed 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

Budha-yuti-Kuja-Azlesa and Azlesa-Budha-yuti-Ketu and Ketu-yuti-nichha-Kuja-2 in 8th-from-Chandra

Ketu-yuti-Chandra occupy navamsha-1


kutumbha bhava-2

POTUS Pres-06 American System John Quincy Adams was introduced to his wife POTUS-pair-06 Louisa Adams in London, where John (the son of POTUS-2 John Adams) was working as a diplomat crafting often undisclosed agreements, on behalf of his country. Louisa was described to John as the daughter of a prosperous London merchant father. The Father was supposedly an émigré American living in London whose wealth and social connections would offer a considerable advantage to his international career. Being of marriageable age, she appeared at several parties and John (without checking his facts) decided to take the opportunity of her availability. He asked for her hand in marriage and the offer was instantly accepted. However, the truth was that Louisa's father had been on a downward slide in business for some time; was not a financially privileged man nor much well-liked; she was not a socialite. In fact Louisa was often ill. Her delicate health and retiring personality made her frail and uncomfortable in large groups. Difficulties persisted in the marriage

Complexities of Marriage and Family of Origin

POTUS-06 American System John Quincy Adams suffered from a lifelong problematic marriage to Mrs. Louisa Johnson Adams. Mr. Adams displayed the typical Mrigaziras trait of freely and frequently complaining that most of his life circumstances not meeting expectations. "It smelled better than it tasted." In particular, he complained about his fragile and oft-ill wife (her cluster of graha in bhava-6 and rogesha-6 Shani in lagna) ... Yet she outlived him.

Due to the confusion and misinterpretation suggested by Budha-yuti-Ketu-yuti-nichha-Kuja-2 in the catastrophic-transformative 8th-from-Chandra while Ketu-yuti-Chandra occupy navamsha-1, the union began on a 6/8 awkward footing.

The younger Adams' 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 investments in American enterprises had failed.

Budha-yuti-Ketu and Ketu-yuti-nichha-Kuja in 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.

Also 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 depressions which often incapacitated her. However John Quincy Adams was born into a script that featured a primary partnership with his mother 7th-from-Chandra-7 no matter how supportive might be his loyal wife. During her son's presidential administration, when Louisa was too weak to carry out social duties, J-Q's mother POTUS-02 partner Abigail Adams directed or personally performed all of the necessary partner activities such as formal entertaining.

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

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

Nevertheless Adams loved his homeland USA. During his entire life, he worked to defend and support the achievements (11) of the fledgling nation. bandesha-4 Budha in 11th-from-4th. Adams privately expressed (2-speech) frustration and even contempt (nichha-Kuja) toward his wife's invisible ailments and the sickneses of his family members. He considered himself too busy Budha-yuti-Kuja to help any of them.


partner of POTUS-06 * served 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 Nativity


  • Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 87

BPL commentary: For Uttara-azadha natives, the condition of Surya considerably affects the outcome

"...a contented nature.

She is one who is interested in forming societies and clubs,

  • and who makes a good manager and organizer.

She is fluent in speech ,

  • forceful and logical in writing.

She is extremely devoted to her husband."

Biographical Events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha

* 1775-1852 * wife of POTUS-06 John Quincy Adams


Louisa Adams painted by Charles Bird King in 1825

Guru mahadasha * age birth until *.7

12-Feb-1775 fleshbirth * Guru-Ketu period * Keta chidra-karaka

Shani Mahadasha * age 8.7 until 27.7

26-July-1797 marriage-1 (her age 22) to POTUS-06 American System 1767-1868 John Quincy Adams at All Hallows Barking parish in London * Shani-Rahu period

12-Apr-1801 child-1 * Shani-Guru period

1802 fleshdeath of her bankrupted father * Shani-Guru period * Guru rules 2nd-from-Surya

Budha Mahadasha

Sept-1811 decease of Mother

Ketu Mahadasha

Feb-1825 husband John Q Adams is elected POTUS-06 * Ketu-Shani period * Shani lagnesha occupies 9-political roles

Zukra Mahadasha

09-June-1829 suicide of eldest son (Louisa's age 55) * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra rules 8th-from-5th-from-Chandra * during her Rahu-return

Surya Mahadasha

Chandra Mahadasha

15-May-1852 (age 77) fleshdeath * Chandra-Chandra swabhukti * Chandra rules-7

Distinctive features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka

Surya rules Uttarazadha * Louisa was born in pada-3 Makara portion, and her radical Uttarazadha lagna matches her husband's Chandra-yuti-Rahu in Uttarazadha-3

the Kumbha-2 cluster occupies 9th from Chandra

Chandra * matrikaraka

Candescent Chandra in bhava-6 typically suffers a pattern repeating rhythms of ailments and discomforts. The native's health condition is often due to emotional exhaustion from overwork in servitude to matters of the bhava which is Karkata. In Louisa Adam's case, Karkata is bhava-7 suggesting that her emotional exhaustion was traceable to the need to take care of her husband and the fulfill the contractual duties of her marriage, provide shelter, schoolteaching, parenting and transport for not only her own family but also for associates of her husband (Karkata in 7 = 4th-from-4th).

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Budha-Kumbha * Budha in bhava-2

Budha-2 parivartamsha Shani-9

the Kumbha-2 cluster occupies 9th from Chandra

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka


the Kumbha-2 cluster occupies 9th from Chandra

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka


Shani-9 parivartamsha Budha-2

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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

the Kumbha-2 cluster occupies 9th from Chandra

Strength of her Ketu afflicting Budha, Zukra, and Surya in kutumbha bhava-2 indicates her family'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-2 cluster occupies 9th from Chandra, suggesting that her father's complex personality had an inordinate effect upon her worldview (9)

The determiner of public reputation Professor Budha occupies bhava-6, creating a public association with marital discord, illness, and unfulfilled expectations (6). Nevertheless the parivartamsha of Kanya-Shani-1 with Kumbha-Budha-6 offers strengthening endurance (Shani) and capacity to sing, speak, and handle large groups (Budha-Kumbha yuti Zukra).

The Ketu-6 graha-complex ultimately points to the struggles with alcohol, opium, prostitution, depression, and suicide which afflicted variously herself (Budha lagnesha) her father (Surya) The troubles 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 2nd-from-5th and 8th-from-Chandra.

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 challenging due to 2nd-from-7th-from-Chandra containing Ketu afflicting Budha, Zukra, and Surya

However there is an obvious bond between the two women with 4th-from-Guru husband's mother containing Chandra. POTUS-pair-02 Letters 1744-1818 Abigail Adams the mother-in-law also served as a maternal quality of friend (Chandra-11) and mentor for Louisa J. Adams her daughter-in-law.

  • They had similar lifestyle challenges of needing to manage households, children, and social networks (11) almost entirely on their own authority.
  • 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.

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


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