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POTUS-08 * served 1837-1841

preceded by

succeeded by

married to

  • Hannah Hoes van Buren



Martin Van Buren

a.k.a."Martin van Ruin"

a.k.a."Old Kinderhook" O.K.

fleshbirth Thursday-05-Dec-1782

fleshdeath 24-July-1862 (age 79)


POTUS-08 * served 1837 until 1841 * Martin Van Buren "Old Kinderhook" 1782-1862

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Masculine Nativity

Mrigaziras * Mirgas * Mraga

  • 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 timeline


Martin Van Buren


Mrs. Hannah Hoes van Buren

Ketu Mahadasha

05-Dec-1782 fleshbirth * Ketu-Guru period * Guru karmesha-10 and yuvatipathi-7 Hamsa Yoga

Zukra Mahadasha

Surya Mahadasha

21-Feb-1807 marriage-1 * Surya-Rahu period

27-Nov-1807 child-1 * Surya-Guru period

Chandra Mahadasha

1812-1820 member of New York State Senate * 1812 begin Chandra-Chandra swabhukti * Chandra rules 10th navamsha

1817 decease of Father * Chandra-Shani period * Shani rules-12 from 9 * nishturabashi yoga partly cancelled by Guru

1818 decease of Mother * Chandra-Budha period * Budha ruler of 7th-from-Chandra

05-Feb-1819 death of wife Hannah Hoes (her age 35, tuberculosis) * Chandra-Ketu period

Feb-1821 elected US Senator from New York * Chandra-Zukra period * Zukra vidyapathi-5 political elections

Mangala Mahadasha

Rahu Mahadasha

Jan-March 1829 Governor of New York for 2.5 months * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

March 1829 confirmed nomination USA Secretary of State * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

Mar-1833 until Mar-1837 VPOTUS under POTUS-07 Indian Removal Act Andrew Jackson * Rahu-Guru until Rahu-Budha period * Guru yuvatipathi-7 counseling, advising relationships

Mar-1837 until Mar-1841 POTUS-08 * Rahu-Budha period * Budha lagnesha

Guru mahadasha

24-July-1862 fleshdeath (age 79) * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha

Distinctive features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka


The American term "O.K.” derives from Martin Van Buren 's political campaigns. Van Buren was known as "Old Kinderhook” because he was raised in Kinderhook, New York. "O.K. clubs " were created to support Van Buren's campaigns for higher office in the 1800's.

Chandra * matrikaraka


After serving as president from 1837-1841, Martin Van Buren wrote his autobiography. Readers were surprised that he didn't mention his wife Hannah who was the mother of his five children and his wife of 12 years. Not even once.

Mr. and Mrs. van Buren were Dutch-speaking Americans who spoke Dutch language throughout their lives: in their family home, at church, in school, and in most local community settings. They used English only in mixed cultural environments. Van Buren's Dutch-accented English was often mocked. Budha in bhava-6

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Martin Van Buren was a notorious alcohol drinker. He is said to have regularly been inebriated at official events. However the nativity is well-structured for purpose of public career and deal-making, often under difficult legal circumstances, due to karmesha-10 Guru swakshetra mulatrikona in 10th-from-10th and Shani-Dhanuzya* Shani-7* dig-bala

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Van Buren, a career lawyer and politician, is said by historians to have maintained a powerful influence upon POTUS-07 Indian Removal 1767-1845 Andrew Jackson .

Although Van Buren lost several elections, he remained a nationally visible figure during a lifetime in politics from age 17 until his death age 79.

Van Buren is broadly considered to have been an ineffective executive (and if often adjudged one of the worst presidents in USA history). Yet his political career was enduring. His advice carried weight Shani-7 and he often partnered with others who enacted his ideas * strong cluster in bhava-7 peer power, counsel, trust.

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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka


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