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Zachary Taylor in 1850, age 65


POTUS-12 * Mar-1849 until July-1850 (16 months)

Major General

Zachary Taylor

a.k.a. Old Rough and Ready

Earthbody-Entry Wednesday-24-Nov-1784

Earthbody-Exit 09-July-1850 (age 65)


POTUS-12 from Mar-1849 until July-1850 (16 months) * Major General Zachary Taylor * 1784-1850

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

Azlesa * Naga

BPL commentary:

For Azlesa nativities, the condition of conversational, commercial, discursive, explanatory, instructional, argumentative, businesslike Budha may considerably affect the outcome.

Siblings, cousins, schoolmates, bandmates, team-mates, entourage, ensemble, neighbors, managers, cohort, coterie, collaborative group, publishers, messengers, merchants, commerical agents, reporters, writers, scripts, plans, schedules, instructions, radio-television-internet, news-media, conferences, committees, discussions, travel itineraries, and texts may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from the civilizations of Hydra.

QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 82.

"Outstanding characteristic of these people

  • is their rather unpleasant and unsociable disposition.

They are awkward and gauche in their manners

  • and are not quick to profit by their mistakes

  • because of their inability to adapt themselves to their surroundings

  • and their apparent reluctance to be gracious or kind to others.

This attitude militates against success in life

  • and is a barrier to progress.

These people should live less introspectively

  • and learn to appreciate the good in other people.

They should cultivate the habit of doing things for others."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline


Zukra Mahadasha * age birth until age 13.1

24-Nov-1784 Earth-birth * Zukra-Rahu period

Surya Mahadasha * age 13.1 until age 19.1

Chandra Mahadasha * age 19.1 until age 29.1

1808 received officer commission in US Army (age 23) * Chandra-Budha period * Budha rules 3-commission

June-1810 marriage (age 26). The marriage produced seven children. * Chandra-Zukra period

1810-1811 invested his capital into bank stocks and two plantations, totaling over 200 slaves * Chandra-Zukra period * Zukra rules 4-planations, 11-market revenues * Zukra rules Chandra in Bharani

Mangala Mahadasha * age 29.1 until age 36.1

1811 child-1 * Mangala-Mangala swabhukti * putrapathi Mangala rules-5

1812 famous military performance in the USA War of 1812 * Mangala-Rahu period * Mangala rules 5-fame * Rahu-8 sudden transformation

Rahu Mahadasha * age 36.1 until age 54.1

19-Jan-1829 decease of father * Rahu-Ketu period

Guru Mahadasha * age 54.1 until decease age 65

1835-1842 earned further military honors resulting from conquests of the Second Seminole War * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 6-war ++ Guru-8 parivartamsha Shani-6 * Guru-yuti-Rahu

07-Nov-1848 elected POTUS -12 with zero prior political experience but national recognition * Guru-Chandra period * Chandra-Lagnesha

09-July-1850 Earthbody-Exit (age 65) * Guru-Rahu period

Distinctive features of the Nativity



Painting of Zachary Taylor in 1848

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

Surya-5 occupies the emotionally risk-promoting, dangerous, revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra


Taylor's father was a famed figure (Surya-5). Dad was a businessman, plantation owner, land speculator, political influencer. and military activist of the Revolutionary War. A paragon of his generation, he fought for American independence, made shrewd land deals, and earned a fortune using slaves to cook, clean, and convert Kentucky forests to farmland. He traveled frequently throughout the young country performing both commercial and military tasks.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in classroom-10 * comfort in order, protocol, rank, systems, law, recognition, respect
  • Chandra-Meza * comforted by rhythmic forward pursuit
  • Chandra in Bharani * comforted by carrying valuable burdens * protectors of assets, treasuries, contractual trust, natural resources, reserves

Chandra-Mangala yoga = expansion of national boundaries, aggressive management of his own plantations

* his wife who managed his career was a strict and pious tea-totaling Presbyterian

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka


Kuja rules Chandra-Meza-10 showing the "familiar face" of a warrior and defender of the ethnicity

Mangala rules 5-politics + 10 visibility. Ruler of 10 occupies 4, showing highest public profile of being a patriotic fighter (Kuja) and agreement-maker (Thula).

  • Mangala-Thula * vigorous pursuit of alliance; push toward bargained agreement
  • Mangala in bhava-4 * drive toward local transport, pursuit of building construction, invasive foundations, energized domestic conquests, pursuit of properties, aggressive parents

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Vrizchika * hidden communications, articulation of mysterious transformative secrets
  • Budha in bhava-5 * narrative of intelligence, entitlement, entertainment, children, drama, politics, creativity, fame
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * articulation of radiant confidence, message of willpower and charisma

Budha-5 occupies the emotionally risk-promoting, dangerous, revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Harsha Yoga

  • Guru-Kumbha * much networking, many communities, scientific beliefs, doctrine of economic linkage
  • Guru in bhava-8 * much secrecy, many confidences, numerous transformations, abundant initiation
  • Guru-yuti-Rahu mizra-karaka * multiple mix-master figures, abundant opportunity for ambitions
  • Guru-8 parivartamsha Shani-6

Guru drishti to competitive champion Mangala suggests that he would fight many battles but usually emerge as the winner.

Guru-8 occupies the emotionally motivated community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra

6-8 Parivartamsha strengthens matters of bhava-6 war, crime, mistreatment and bhava-8 revolutionary upheaval.

Zachary Taylor was an "Indian Fighter" who helped to push Native Americans out of their historic hunting-and-farming lands so that agriculturalist European settlers could move in, build fences, and start their ethnic agricultural patterns. Taylor promoted the Euro-agenda of white settlers capturing native assets, then natives were force-marched to interior wastelands. And also impose their class system (Shani) which marginalized Native Americans into an underclass 6)

By the end of his career, Taylor had either killed most of his adversaries, caused them to die of sickness, or tricked them (Rahu-yuti-Guru-8) into leaving the area.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Dhanuzya * appreciation of humanistic belief, aesthetic of philosophical worldview
  • Zukra-6 * pleasure of self-medication; enjoys exploitive arrangements, addictions, imbalanced harmony, appreciation of enemies, slaves, war
  • Zukra-yuti-Shani * gracious diligence, restrained beauty, sweet orderly structure

Zukra resides in the ideological, paradigm of belief 9th-from-Chandra. Taylor was an exponent and agent of the passionately cherished albeit groundless theory of Manifest Destiny.

Zukra bandesha rules 4 occupies 6

Taylor and his family lived in military border stockades (4) for most of his adult life. His parents (4) were slave-labor (6) plantation owners.

Zukra rules 4 ++ Shani rules 4th-from-4th

Taylor owned slave-labor plantations; much of his wealth was inherited from his father

Zukra-Dhanuzya loves horses; in bhava-6 would also see injuries and disease among horses in war conditions. Taylor grew up riding horses around his father's developing slave-labor plantations; as a career military officer fighting many battles against Native Americans, Taylor was constantly concerned with the care and use of horses. He would have spent more time on horseback than walking.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Sarala Yoga

  • Shani-Dhanuzya * old doctrines, pressured beliefs, old patronage, pressured hips-sacroiliac, imposed catechism, must teach with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-6 * must serve the problematic * advantageous placement for outlasting one's enemies; military seige; cautious, conventional crimes; chronic illness-injury syndromes
  • Shani-yuti-Zukra * resistance against equity, contractual discipline, constrained harmony
  • Guru-8 parivartamsha Shani-6

Shani resides in the ideological, paradigm of belief 9th-from-Chandra. Taylor was an exponent and agent of the cherished albeit groundless theory of Manifest Destiny.

Yuvathipathi Shani occupies bhava-6. His wife was frequently, severely ill.

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

  • Rahu-Kumbha * mask of lawfully interlinked systems
  • Rahu in bhava-8 * privilege via glamorous or unusual secrets recycling, rebirth, reinvention; seeks a special, important, therapeutic role in transformative, hidden, revolutionary, catastrophic identity changes. Opportunistic, ambitious in-laws.
  • Guru-yuti-Rahu * amplified generosity, exotic beliefs, tricky teachings, opportunistic preachers

Rahu-8 occupies the emotionally motivated community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu in classroom-2 * disregards family-knowledge-treasury boundaries, absent from lineage history, irrelevance of the mouth, the foods, and the stored goods
  • Ketu-Singha * incomplete entitlement, empty intelligence, dissolute brilliance

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