business partner of
Jane Appleton Pierce portrait, by J.C. Buttre, Library of Congress Archives
Franklin Pierce during his POTUS years
1853-1857 * POTUS-14
1837-1842 * US Senator from New Hampshire
1832-1837 * US Congressman
Earthbody-Entry Friday-24-Nov-1804 (rectified birth date)
Earthbody-Exit 08-Oct-1869 (age 64)
POTUS-14 * March-1853 until March-1857 * Franklin Pierce * 1804-1869
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Pierce * tentatively rectified by BP Lama
charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
Azlesa * Naga
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
They are awkward and gauche in their manners
This attitude militates against success in life
These people should live less introspectively
They should cultivate the habit of doing things for others."
Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha periods
Franklin Pierce in 1853
1852 Pierce (age 48) in Military uniform following his limited but reputation-building (Rahu) engagement in the Mexican American War
Zukra Mahadasha * age birth until age 5.8
24-Nov-1804 birth (rectified date) * Zukra-Shani period * Shani rules 7-law
Surya Mahadasha * age 5.8 until age 11.8
Chandra Mahadasha * age 11.8 until age 21.8
Mangala Mahadasha * age 21.8 until age 28.8
1827 admitted to law practice (passed the bar) in New Hampshire * Mangala-Mangala swabhukti * Mangala karmesha
Rahu Mahadasha * age 28.8 until decease age 46.8
19-Nov-1834 marriage to POTUS-14-pair 1806-1863 Temperance Jane Appleton Pierce (his age 30) * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti
Feb-1836 first child is born but lives only three days * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti
1836 elected USA Senator from New Hampshire * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti
07-Dec-1838 grieved the decease of mother * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules 7th-from-Chandra
01-Apr-1839 grieved decease of father Gov. Benjamin Pierce* Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules 12th-from-9th
1847 resigns from Senate. Announced he would be working for the Temperance Movement. Instead, he was advised to go fight in the Mexican American War to gain hero credentials that would help him be elected to POTUS.* Rahu-Zukra period * nichha-Zukra rules 4-patriotic defense, 11-achievements
1847 Despite zero military experience, Pierce is commissioned at the rank of Brigadier General by POTUS-11 Manifest Destiny 1795-1849 James Knox Polk. * Rahu-Zukra period * 11-awards for work accomplished
1848 death of young son Franklin from typhus * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra putra-maraka rules 7th-from-5th
Guru Mahadasha * age 46.8 until age 62.8
Oct-1852 as a far-removed dark-horse candidate, Pierce earned his party's nomination for POTUS-14 (much to his surprise) * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 10th navamsha
02-Nov-1852 won the national POTUS-14 election * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 10th navamsha
06-Jan-1853 death of 11-year old son Benjamin * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules putra-maraka 2nd-from-5th + Guru rules 12th-from-10th dissolves support for governance
18-Apr-1853 death of Pierce's VPOTUS William King * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 12th-from-7th dissolution of partnership
Mar-1857 end-of-POTUS, not renewed * Pierce had expected to be re-nominated by his party, but they abandoned him due to his contradictory behavior regarding slavery and his apparent alcoholism * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 12 enemies of the agreement, 12-invisibility
02-Dec-1863 (his age 58) decease of wife Jane Appleton (tuberculosis = grief) * Guru-Chandra period * Chandra rules 7th-from-7th
May-1964 fleshdeath of his close friend, the author Nathaniel Hawthorne * Guru-Mangala period * Kuja rules 7th-from-11th = decease of friend
1865 second lifepartner relationship with his landlady * Guru-Rahu chidradasha
Shani Mahadasha * age 62.8 until decease age 64
08-Oct-1869 decease (via liver cirrhosis, age 64) * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani maraka rules-7
| Distinctive features of the nativity
POTUS-14-pair 1806-1863 Temperance Jane Appleton Pierce
Mrs. Jane Appleton Pierce suffered from severe depression related to the deaths of her father and each of her three young sons
Pierce's father Benjamin Pierce served as Governor of New Hampshire from 1827 until 1830
Dad was a well-known and politically active farmer, landowner, Revolutionary War soldier, and patriot Benjamin Pierce 1757-1839).. Dad served Governor of New Hampshire 1827-1828 + 1829-1830 Surya in bhava-5 politician.
Most observers agree that Pierce was a charming fellow. In school, he was a fun classmate prone toward a bit of puerile show (5), Colleagues called him a charismatic military general followed eagerly by his troops, and overall quite fun-loving (Surya-5). However he was also moody,angry, and depressed by turns, due to Ketu-yuti-Kuja-nichha-1 and due also to conditions of his marriage.
Mom was the mother of eight and step-mother of one.
Mom was primarily concerned with managing the family lineage wealth and other family matters (2). She was often sick (Chandra rules 12th-from-Chandra)
Chandra-Simha is a common placement for political mothers. She also produced several politicians including Franklin. Most of his siblings lived short lives Chandra rules Ketu-yuti-Kuja-nichha = 12th-from-Chandra
Chandra in Purvaphalguni enjoys the luxuries of life, including sweet drinks.
MARRIAGE partnerships support expectations
7th-from-Chandra-2 = the secretive, covered, obscured bhava-8
Franklin Pierce married Jane Appleton, the daughter of a former president of his undergraduate college Bowdoin (her SUrya-9). According to historians, he often regretted the marriage.
Typical of Soothing Somana-2 nativities, Franklin Pierce enjoyed little happiness in marriage due to his wife's intense discomfort with social exposure. She wanted to hide (8). Other pressures upon the union include vargottammsaanichha-Zukra which joins Ketu in navamsha-7. Marital bhava-7 = his
Marital bhava-7 = his 6th-from-Chandra, suggesting a permanent dissatisfaction with marriage yet Rahu-7 indicates the expedient value of the arrangement.
His Chandra-Simha is generally compatible with her Chandra-Dhanuzya. They enjoyed a reasonable interpersonal harmony, and much shared tragedy. The greatest tension was her extreme dislike of attention which naturally was as different as possible from his emotionally SImha need for praise and applause.
His wife's father was a president of Bowdoin College = 9th-from-7th-from-Chandra = Guru-4 = professor
Chandra-Simha may have convinced Pierce to protect the habitual routines and established cultural norms of Southern slave owners, which he defended as a sovereign (Simha) way of life (Chandra) with roots in the 'deep' past (Chandra ancient). In fact, the economic system of plantation slavery was about 100 years old, not deep at all. Pierce's anti-abolition politics garnered him strong animosity in the North Ketu-yuti-Kuja-1, and his fluctuating opinions Ketu-yuti-Kuja on slavery caused his political party (Simha) to withdraw their nomination for his second term, despite his incumbency which should have given him an easy win.
Yogakaraka Mangala rules 5-politics + 10-governance.,
Mangala in bhava-1 = creative, instinctive drive toward politics, drama, gaming, speculative finance
Throughout his political career, Pierce was harassed by opposition campaigns that framed his character as weak and cowardly = Ketu-yuti-Kuja-nichha
Kuja-nichha ++ Zukra-nichha
He was a heavy-drinking alcoholic = Chandra-2 drink rules 12th-from-Chandra containing Ketu-yuti-Kuja-nichha. She was a crusading Temperance advocate vigorously campaigning to illegalize alcohol = nichha-Zukra-yuti-Shani .
When both Zukra and Mangala are nichha, sexuality as a human experience as well as male-female relationships as a social experience = especially challenging
Budha rules Azlesa
Budha rules Kanya karakamsha
Budha-Anuradha produces Shani-conventionalized talk * Budha-yuti-Surya rogesha focus on political conflict narrative
Like all POTUS who served during the 20 years preceding the US Civil War, POTUS-14 Bleeding Kansas 1804-1869 Franklin Pierce was trapped into the extremely combative slavery debate. Budha rules 7-debate, two-sides. . During these horribly contentious antebellum years, Congress was locked into increasingly bitter and polarized arguments about Constitutional Law, the humanity of slaves (or not), property rights, and States' rights. There was little opportunity for the dis-unified USA to accomplish its higher social goals .
Franklin kept the debate at status (Anuradha damage control). He added nothing new (shani rules Budha and Shani dislikes new).
Pierce favored the plantation owner's claims that slaves were property not persons. Budha rules-4 agricultural landowners.
Pierce was a Northern friend of the Southern slave-holders. He legally defended the rights of the slave-exploiters and those who trafficked in human capital. Pierce was not neutral on the topic of slavery. He staunchly supported the states-governance and property rights claims of the South and was popular among the southern (white, male) electorate. Pierce appreciated the wealth produced by the slave economy, and he facilitated the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act.
Indecision *Budha rules bhava-7 contains rulers of 3, 8, 11, 12 = no trikonapathi in bargaining
Via his dysfunctionality as a president and as a negotiator, Franklin Pierce was clearly a major agent in the upcoming disaster of the USA Civil War, and most historians squarely blame him for outright incompetence. The unending pursuit of compromise as the nation grew and fractured was an exercise in futility (Ketu) and a colossal waste of time. Had Pierce made firm (if unpopular) decisions which had then gone to the Supreme Court, a series of definitive legal interpretations of the Constitutional language might have been produced and a blood-war might (theoretically) have been avoided.
However, Pierce trolled blithely onward, driven by the engine of a clutching Azlesa-Mangala constantly interrupted by apathetic Ketu and a politically ambitious Rahu-Makara finding instrumental advancement in the political rhetoric of Constitutional fundamentalism (Shani). He was criticized aplenty, but he handled that situation by self-medicating with alcohol.
Guru rules swamsha
Guru rules Bhava-6 = 5th-from-Chandra. All three of his sons died separately from different causes before each reached age 12.
Guru produces mixed effects as ruler of 6 + 9 residing in bhava-4.
Pierce was politically manipulated due to Ketu-yuti-Kuja-nichha-5, so that his career was perpetually in the hands of others. Vidyapathi Chandra-6 is weakened in Magha-6. All three of his sons died in childhood (putrakaraka Guru + Kuja-Ketu-5). Guru's drishti helped his later wealth acquisitions via Guru drishti into bhava-4 real properties. He became a wealthy landowner.
Guru karaka for language-sound + Guru rules 10th navamsha = national level profile
Pierce he had socially recognizable legitimacy as the son of a New Hampshire governor, an elected US Senator and a successful New England attorney who accepted glamorous cases and delighted the gallery with his marvelous speeches. He was considered a fine orator and colleagues remember his distinctively deep voice.
Guru the expander
The antebellum years 1840-1860 saw a tremendous land-territory expansion for the USA into the western regions, . Although unpopular on all other issues, Pierce is credited with successful military campaigns to add more land to the "teenage" USA.
Guru-8 unable to stabilize agreements
He saw himself as a facilitator and a diplomat. Yet during this extremely contentious period in USA history, he was unable to achieve agreements due to the intensity of the social change cycles (lagnesha karmesha Guru-Thula-8 diplomacy)
During Rahu-Zukra period , Franklin Pierce abandoned his wife for extended periods of war, to fight a series of campaigns to win more land for the USA (via war with Mexico).
Rahu-Zukra period * nichha-Zukra rules 4-patriotic defense, 11-achievements
1847 Despite zero military experience, Pierce is commissioned Brigadier General by POTUS-11 Manifest Destiny 1795-1849 James Knox Polk. He leads a force into the Mexican-American war. He is injured quickly, and misses most of the fighting. The war was won under the leadership of the experienced general POTUS-12 California Statehood 1784-1850 Zachary Taylor . Yet Pierce is able to use the military credential to boost his political profile.
Zukra-nichha occupies the family-lineage 2nd-from-Chandra suggesting that self-medication may have been a feature of the genetic line
Advising, counsel, advocacy
Most of Pierce's key advising and supporting relationships were broken by vargottamsha nichha-Zukra. There are so many indicators of dysfunctional partnerships in Pierce's nativity that it is amazing he was able to complete his term of office. He was even deprived of his Vice-President.
Pierce's wife Jane was described by contemporaries as a frail, punitively religious, somewhat timid personality . She supported the growing national Temperance Movement (Shani austerity, restriction). Mrs. Pierce was said to violently dislike political life. In particular, she despised the social circuit of Washington D.C. with its pointless mannerisms, frivolity, and ostentatious displays.
Zukra is much disadvantaged for Meena nativities, being ruler of 8 and 8th-from-8th.
Zukra key to reputation
As unfulfilling as their interpersonal relationship may have been., Zukra also rules the socially important reputation-defining the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra = Vrishabha-3 = the vital importance of his wife in supporting his career,
Multiple marriage stress factors
Contemporaries noted her chronic melancholy, traceable to the death of her father age 13, and worsening to extremes after the tragic deaths of each of her three young sons all of whom died before reaching the age of 12. The marriage was said to have begun happily and manifested sincere affection; but eventually they began to argue, which led to alienation, and Mr. Pierce self-medicated his distress with alcohol.
In modern psychology, the stridently tea-totaling Mrs. Pierce would be called an addictions enabler.
Zukra-nichha yuti Shani in bhava-7 indicates a mate who is involved with institutionalized lawfulness (temperance laws) of a punitive, judgmental, criticizing, and toxic nature (Kanya).
They were polarized (Surya-Shani) on all of the important social policyissues of their day. First and foremost slavery (Kanya), secondly alcohol (nichha-Zukra), and thirdly the incipient argument toward political and economics rights for women (Zukra).
Nichha-Zukra can indicate alcoholism, Self-medication (Kanya) may be motivated by marital discord or a general inability to find a reliable point of balance in one's life. The sweet inebriation of alcohol may seem to soften the rough edges of a difficult relationship.
His navamsha vargottamsha Zukra-nichha yuti Ketu exacerbates substance addiction patterns via no limits Ketu. Yet Zukra yuti uttama-Budha in D-9 shows both his own and his wife's incisive argumentative intelligence. He was a successful attorney and public debater.
Zukra-yuti-Shani suggests two marriages. Franklin Pierce's severely depressed wife died when he was 58. Pierce enjoyed a locally recognized relationship with his landlady, to whom he bequeathed some of his substantial estate. He died age 64 of cirrhosis of the liver.
Most historians consider Pierce's four-year presidential performance to have been a near-failure, except perhaps for a few international achievements. Scholars to criticize him as an expedient short-term thinker, vacillating (Ketu) and hypocritical (nichha-Zukra). . Critics say that he was seemingly unable to make a single fixed executive decision. Nichha-Zukra rules the career-defining 10th-from-Chandra
Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka
Shani in 8th-from-8th rules 8. Pierce experienced a constant upheaval cycle throughout life and involvement in catastrophic disagreements (Kanya) that forced self-reinvention, new identities.
Shani-3 rules the emotionally uncomfortable, ailing, disagreeable 6th-from-Chandra
Shani-Kanya-3 occupies the family-lineage 2nd-from-Chandra suggesting that lawfulness, orderliness, but also a degree of harsh treatment, may have been a feature of the genetic line
Shani rules 7-arrangments, alliances + 8 mysteries, hidden relationships * Shani afflicted by low self-esteem of Zukra-nichha
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)
Pierce the Attorney is adjudged to have been so deeply determined to accommodate, adjust, negotiate and bargain (Rahu-7)
Rahu-7 land speculation
Following his single term as POTUS-14, Pierce returned to farming and landowning. Via real-estate speculation, Pierce died as one of the wealthier men in New England.
Rahu in bhava-7 casts an expedient drishti upon 11-1-3.
Ambitious Rahu can ascend to extraordinary heights when the timing is right , but Rahu will typically collapse or tumble at some point in the trajectory. Pierce's Mahadasha of Rahu began in Jan-1852. No one was more surprised than Pierce himself when he was nominated on his fractious political party's 49th ballot. At the onset of Rahu Mahadasha, Pierce was elected POTUS-14 on a very weak compromise ticket with vice-president William King giving the previously quiet senator from New Hampshire a sudden grandiose shot to the top of national prominence.
His family was horrified, but Pierce accepted. His VPOTUS died before the term started, and Pierce was denied the option to choose a replacement, meaning that he could not delegate any presidential tasks.
Rahu-Makara-11 * economically (11) expedient (Rahu) interpretations of the Law (Shani)
The insistence of lawfulness (Shani, Rahu) was a key factor in Pierce's disastrous POTUS-14 administration. He insisted on a narrowly legalistic interpretation of Constitutional Law as granting protection of property rights, while all around him a moral debate was raging that [male] people cannot be property.
Pierce hailed from New England where abolitionism (abolishing slavery) was widely subscribed and its legal basis argued by such luminaries as Walden 1817-1862 abolition Henry David Thoreau. Nevertheless Pierce found no legal sanction for the abolitionists' moral outrage. He asserted that moral arguments were not germane to the legal, constitutional question about property rights. His disregard (Ketu) for the established legal-historical fact that morality cultural walls, mora-mura underlies the law showed an expedient rather than scholarly understanding of the Constitutional situation.
Rahu-Makara-Draco -11 is ruled by Shani-Kany-7. Although Pierce had every reason to believe that he would be a viable incumbent candidate for the second term of POTUS-14, during Rahu-Shani period he was essentially dumped by his political party. Shani rules 12-invisibility, enemies of the agreement.
The reasons for Pierce's sudden disfavor are complex but they stem primarily from incompletely substantiated accusations against his reputation. Rahu-Makara is controlled by Shani who demands lawful, conventional behavior that is respectful of social ranking systems. Rahu drishti to Shani does support Pierce's legal career and brings him career-essential settlements and deals. However the Rahu-Shani period is notorious for conflict between Rahu's ambitious personal importance versus Shani's proletarian conformism.
Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka
Mangala-yuti-Ketu dispersal of courage reinforced Pierce's negative reputation for cowardice in battle.
Pierce's nichha-Mangala-1 yuti Ketu shows the confusion of the emotional (Karkata) need to dominate others (Mangala) mixed with Euro-culture principle of owned property Karkata especially agriculture. Pulverizing, dispersing Ketu provided an infelicitously passive-aggressive mix with inconsistent positions on cultural ethics (Karkata) of slavery, alcohol, and women's rights.
Ketu-1 yuti nichha-Kuja-1 rules-5 = Politics of disconnection and despair
Elected vice-president William King. was the lover of POTUS-15 Buchanan. As a gay man in that social era King's private identity was an open secret. During the Nov-1852 election, King was living in Cuba and dying of tuberculosis.. King left Havana Cuba where he was taking a health-cure, went home for a brief rest in Alabama, and died overnight. King never made it back to Washington to serve as VPOTUS. Pierce was not permitted to select another VPOTUS (Ketu no connections) thus Pierce had no partner with whom to share policy thoughts, nor to delegate responsibilities.
Ketu-1 yuti nichha-Kuja-1 rules-5 = tragi loss of Children
All three of his children were males (Kuja) who died young * age 1, age 4, and age 11. The last son died at age 11, just months after Pierce won the POTUS-14 election. Both parents watched all three children die.
POTUS-14 pair Jane Appleton Pierce * 1806-1863
POTUS-14-pair 1806-1863 Temperance Jane Appleton Pierce
Pushya * Sidhya
For Pushya nativities, the influence of rigid, chronological, lawful, enduring strictly structural sober serious systematic Shani can considerably affect the outcome.
Elder persons, old rules, rigid structures, age and time, resistance to change, status hierarchies, social class barriers, large organizations, public opinion, bureaucracies, regulatory requirements, legal systems, and corporate or institutional officials may be especially influential.
Guided by instructors from the civilizations of Asellus
All four pada of Tisya occur within Chandra-ruled Karkata rashi. Births into pada 1-2-3-4 uniformly express the the tension between emotionally protective soothing Somana versus lawfully ordering Shani.
Both deeply caring and socially regulatory, Pushyami ladies are often found at the director level of hierarchical organizations that are dedicated to family, parent, and citizen welfare.
Deeply patriotic and protectionist by nature, they have a gift for combining a secure family life with larger social responsibilities. Pushya feminine figures are influential in the material world, respected for their orderly yet sensitive conduct, and particularly dedicated to the safety of women and children.
Themes of parental duty, civic responsibility, dignity of the family, respect for cultural customs, and foundational legal protections may contextualize Pushya's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Pushyami.
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 93
"Distinctly the club-woman type is found here.
She is well-read, cultured and active in all community and social affairs.
In her home she entertains and is fond of indoor games, bridge parties and social gatherings
and she will spend much of it on church and club activities
If she cares to adopt some public career,
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