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POTUS-16 * 1861-1865

lawyer, circuit judge, shopkeeper

Abraham Lincoln

Lightbody Descent into Fleshbody (birth) 12-Feb-1809

fleshdeath 15-Apr-1865 (age 56, assassinated in office )



POTUS-16-partner * 1861-1865

Mary Todd Lincoln

Lightbody Descent into Fleshbody (birth) 13-Dec-1818

fleshdeath 16-July-1882 (age 63)

nativity of Mary Todd Lincoln


attorney circuit-riding judge * POTUS-16 from 1861 until 1865 (assassinated in office) * Abraham Lincoln * 1809-1865

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

Rohini * Brahmi

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

BPL commentary:

For Rohini nativities, nativities, he condition of reflective, sheltering, undulating, rhythmic, routinized, culturally rooted, boundary-defending, security-seeking, nourishing, parental, matrikaraka Chandra considerably affects the outcome.

Mother-figures, protectors, guardians, gardeners, caretakers, foundation-builders, police, schoolteachers, parents, and providers of nourishment may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from the civilizations of Aldebaran.

"...a thin person, decidedly underweight,

  • who has a who has a critical and analytical turn of mind.

His critical attitude toward everything and everybody develops, unless checked,

  • into a disposition to find fault continually .

He is inordinately fond of the opposite sex

  • But although be may at first be blind to the faults of the object of his devotion,

a time will come eventually when his fault-finding propensities will exert themselves in this direction."

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha periods

Chandra Mahadasha * age birth until age 2.8

12-Feb-1809 Lightbody Descent into Fleshbody (birth) * Chandra-Zukra period * Zukra lagnesha

Mangala Mahadasha age 2.8 until age 9.8

1816 (Abe age seven) his father a pioneer land speculator lost all claimed lands in a property title lawsuit which showed his father's claims-of-entitlement to be invalid. * Mangala-Chandra period * Chandra rules 12th-from-4th dissolution of owned properties

Rahu Mahadasha * age 9.8 until age 27.8

05-Oct-1818 * (Abe age 9) Lincoln's mother died from Milk Fever which afflicted local settlers who drank the milk of cows who had eaten the white-snakeroot weed (digestible by cows but toxic to humans). * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

Guru Mahadasha * age 27.8 until age 43.8

15-Apr-1837 arrived in Springfield, Illinois (age 28) to set up law practice * Guru-Shani period * Shani karmesha

04-Nov-1842 (age 33) Marriage to Mary Todd Lincoln * Guru-Zukra period * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Dhanuzya-Mithunaya contact navamsha Zukra

01-Aug-1843 child-1 * Guru-Zukra period * Zukra lagnesha

1843 (age 33) Abraham Lincoln and a partner bought a local shop. Almost immediately, his General Store failed in a healthy economy * Guru-Zukra period * Zukra rules 6-poverty, unfair conditions

Mar-1847 first elected term in Illinois House of Representatives * Guru-Chandra period *Chandra-9 politics rules 3 = 11th-from-5th gain of elections

Shani mahadasha * age 43.8 until decease age 56

17-Jan-1851 decease of father Thomas Lincoln * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 12th-from-Surya

1853 according to Ra, this year featured a walk-in from 4th density assuming Lincoln's body-complex * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 1-identity 2-saturation

06-Nov-1860 elected POTUS-16 * Shani-Surya period * Surya-10

20-Dec-1860 South Carolina secedes from the Union * Shani-Surya period

12-April 1861 USA Civil War begins * Shani-Surya period

22-Sept-1862 Emancipation Proclamation * frees all slaves in the United States * Shani-Zukra period * yogakaraka Zukra karmesha-10

08-Nov-1864 Lincoln re-elected POTUS-16 in landslide win * Shani-Rahu period

15-Apr-1865 Lightbody Lift-off * Shani-Rahu period

Distinctive features of the nativity


Surya * pitrikaraka

Father-figure *

Surya accepts drishti of desire-for-conflict Thula-Rahu-6

Father takes risks (Rahu) in vigorous pursuit (Rahu-yuti-Mangala) of social achievement Surya-10. Surya's natural confidence is weakened in Kumbha,

Mr. Lincoln's father was a land-speculator and subsistence farmer. Surya rules 4-land and Surya drishti to 4. Professor Budha rules financial 2-5. Surya-yuti-Budha occupies 2nd-from-Chandra the family and its lineage values,

Lincoln remarked that his father could be a predatory bully; and had it not been for the gentle ministrations of his father's second wife, Lincoln-son would have abandoned Lincoln-father as soon as son had reached adulthood.

Mr. Lincoln's father experienced many upheavals (8) in his life including widowhood and catastrophic financial loss. Surya rules 8th-from-Chandra.

Shani's 10th drishti to bhava-4 shows resistance and obstacles in the father's quest for landed wealth.

Carving out subsistence farms in the dense wilderness of the Indiana Territories, Lincoln's father lived a tough but ever-ambitious life (Rahu). Dad was a man of his generation, unforgivingly harsh and materialistic. Shani drishti upon pitristhana-9 increases the materialism. Mr. Lincoln's father is said to have been harsh and dominating whilst lacking empathy for his son. * Chandra in 12th from Surya, dissolution of father's empathy.

Expertise in matters of Property Ownership and Economic Systems

Having grown up with a land-speculator father, Lincoln was especially knowledgeable in the law of property-claims, and on the judicial circuit it was property-claim conflicts that he mainly handled. His specialist knowledge in the legal framework of property ownership in the Anglo legal tradition (4 ethnicity) became invaluable when considering the key question of the Civil War: whether human slaves could be legally considered as owned property

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in classroom-9 * comfort in doctrine, philosophy, globalism
  • Chandra-Makara * comforted by rhythmic hierarchical ordering
  • Chandra in Shravana * comforted by careful listening * protectors of undulating shamanic sound, customary lawfulness, structured parenting, reputable dwelling

Chandra-Shravana -9 The Listener accepts drishti of both Shani and Mangala.


Mr. Lincoln recounted that he had been deeply attached to his mother. Chandra-9 = mother is Muse.

Marriage * 7th from Chandra-9 = bhava-3 = management, discussions, conversations, messaging, small-group process, projects, planning, schedules, itineraries, writing, correspondence

Despite her (substantial) personal issues, Mrs. Lincoln's management abilities had a saliently beneficial effect upon her husband's dramatic ascent from hard-scrabble rural personality to POTUS-16.

Before and during her marriage, Mary Todd Lincoln maintained a gracious home parlor (3, parlez, talking) After marriage her husband was often absent while was often away on circuit riding judge duties. Yet her home became a comfortable, welcoming place for political discussions and conversations among Mr. Lincoln's constituents.

Other partnerships showing bhava-3 as 7th-from-Chandra:

Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender (Zukra, alcoholic drinks). He was co-owner of Berry and Lincoln, a saloon in Springfield, Illinois

Bhava-3 Messaging

Bhava-3 owned and aspected by Chandra-9 provided the distinctive philosophical breadth in his style delivery of instructions, documents, reports and announcements

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Thula * vigorous pursuit of alliance; push toward bargained agreement
  • Mangala in bhava-6 * drive toward conflict, pursuit of service, energized adversarial conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * energized pretense, dynamic desires, masculine force joins opportunistic ambition

Kuja-yuti-Rahu resides in 10th-from-Chandra

Kuja rules 7-12 ++ Kuja rules 11-4 from Chandra (no trines)

Kuja-yuti-Rahu rules 4th-from-Chandra = settlement, property, boundaries; the energetic (Kuja) Wild West World of homesteading, unclear land claims, and boom-bust profits (Rahu).

Lincoln had empowered, dynamic energy (Kuja-yuti-Rahu) to make executive decisions (10) on matters of property ownership, agriculture (4) and economic systems (11). His aggressive (Mangala) adjudication of the slave question often overshadows the substantial work that he performed toward modernizing the USA economy (11).

Mangala-6 drishti into

  • 9 (father)
  • 12 (sleep, OtherWorld)
  • 1 physical body * Abraham Lincoln was shot (Mangala, projectile bullets) at close range while attending a social event (Thula) in a sudden catastrophic moment that brought a belligerent civil-warring nation finally in their grief to a re-union Thula.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Budha Atmakaraka

  • Budha-Kumbha * connecting communications, articulation of social-scientific networks
  • Budha in bhava-10 * narrative of leadership, governance, decision-making, social order
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * articulation of radiant confidence, message of willpower and charisma

Budha-10 career rules 2. The family of origin is indicated by the situation in bhava-2. Lincoln's presidential years are distinguished in the public memory by his speeches-2 such as the Gettysburg Address, some of which are still memorized by students today.

Lincoln himself was not a land speculator. However, Budha ruler of 5 occupies career-10 suggesting that he would become a very widely recognized politician.

In the rural areas of Illinois, his "lawyering" duties formed a heavy workload but also provided wide exposure and public visibility. Lincoln's tasks included judge, jury, assessor, regulator, examiner and more. * Budha-10 variety of tasks.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Guru rules 8-11

  • Guru-Meena * much guidance, many imaginings, many dreams, intuitive beliefs, doctrine of astral guidance
  • Guru in bhava-11 * many friends, much networking, numerous revenues, many goals
  • Guru-yuti-Zukra sodarya-karaka * multiple sisterly-figures, abundant pleasures and treasures

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Zukra = yogakaraka from both Makara-Chandra

Zukra kalatra-karaka as always for the Vrishabha nativity provides a double-edged result: lagnesha supporting identity but also rogesha indicating disagreement, ailment, injury. No graha in 1 however the poweful duo Kuja-yuti-Rahu occupies bhava-6.

Mary Todd had a number of well-placed suitors, but she suffered from mental and physical illnesses including severe migraine headaches. Many scholars now consider Mrs. Lincoln to have suffered from bipolar disorder (due to her spending sprees) or perhaps borderline personality disorder. Yet, in spite of significant marital polarizing catalysis, she supported him publically until his death (Zukra lagnesha).

In a husband's nativity, uttama-Zukra lagnesha + revenue-bringing vriddhipathi Guru-11 would suggest a wife who was delightfully pretty, plump, wealthy and a provider of income. Mary Todd Lincoln hailed from a more privileged, educated wealthier social class. * uttama- Meena-Zukra-11 Mary Todd's social entertaining skills and her family's financial standing were essential elements in his rise to public visibility and high office . However her mental health could be a source of concern (Zukra rogesha). Eventually, her mental illness became a financial issue (Zukra). Mrs. Lincoln's spending habits were legendary.

During her husband's frequent judicial-duty absences, she built an extensive (Guru) network of social relationships (11) . Guru-11 shows how gainful these relationships were for both members of this ambitious couple.

Zukra ruler of 10th-from-Chandra ultimately controls the powerhouse Kuja-yuti-Rahu-6 suggesting war and various diplomatic, negotiating strategies in the context of war. Naturally this arrangement covers the USA Civil War and its conditions of extreme distress, but Zukra also governs the warlike conditions within their marriage as Mrs. Lincoln's mental health issues began to worsen.

Although the rough, gaunt, rural, self-taught attorney Lincoln was a very unlikely "dark horse" candidate for the POTUS-16 position, the nation was desperate for a bold opportunistic personality who could bring agreement between the bitterly warring North and South factions. Lincoln's powerful yogakaraka Zukra is expanded by Meena-Guru, and Guru casts drishti upon Vrischika Shani-7 harsh realities in agreements. Lincoln remains one of the most beloved USA presidents because his Zukra empowerments brought an end to the terrible brother-against-brother fighting of the Civil War.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Yogakaraka ruler of 9-10

  • Shani-Vrizchika * old secrets, pressured discovery, must explore, pressured genitals-anus, imposed secrecy, must transform with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-7 * digbala * must balance; cautious, conventional partnerships; chronic responsibilities toward the spouse

Super-powerful career yoga belies Abe's humble origins

Shani rules 10th radical bhava while digbala Shani occupies 10th-from-10th AND Shani rules 10th navamsha containing Rahu.

Personality and Tall, Thin Fleshbody

As of 2018, Abraham Lincoln was the tallest president at a lanky 6' 4" and weighing a slender 180 pounds

Shani drishti to Vrishabha lagna and to Makara Chandra would show young Abraham to be a very hard worker, known for his quiet lawfulness , the very icon of pioneer persistence, with every quality of Shani becoming exceptionally evident and pronounced. such as roughness, thinness, darkness, perseverance, lawfulness, and sobriety.

Yet also known for his ability to speak the mind of the people when the time for public debate was at hand * Budha rules-2 atmakaraka speeches

Mental health * Shani drishti into Chandra

Lincoln suffered the mental ailment of melancholy which in the modern age would be called clinical depression. Modern research physician also retroactively diagnose Lincoln with a deadly hormonal disease that (had he not been assassinated in service) would have limited his lifespan to no more than 50 years Shani drishti to Chandra AND Kuja-yuti-Rahu-6 while uttama-Shukra rogesha occupies 6th-from-6th.


Guru drishti to 5 ensures children but Guru-yuti-Rogesha-Zukra and putrapathi in 6th-from-5th

Rohini Lagna = 5th-from-Chandra * Mangala + Shani drishti to 1

Abraham and Mary Lincoln produced four sons. Three died before reaching adulthood; one survived. One son, Robert Lincoln, survived. Lincoln's sole surviving son Robert Lincoln rose to high office in national government, reputation, and acquired treasuries.

First decade of Shani mahadasha

Lincoln was a horseback circuit-riding lawyer and member of USA Congress for years before embarking upon his campaign for the USA presidency during the Civil War.

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

  • Rahu-Thula * mask of fairly bargained contracts
  • Rahu in bhava-6 * privilege via glamorous or unusual arguments, conflicts, medicines, servants, accusation, injustice ; seeks a special, important role in matters of disease, injury, warfare, labor, unfairness, toxicity * Opportunistic, ambitious enemies. 6 is a highly successful location for boundary-breeching, risk-seeking Rahu. innovation, opportunistic brother-warriors
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * * amplified competition, exotic pursuits, tricky innovation, opportunistic brother-warriors

Kuja-yuti-Rahu resides in 10th-from-Chandra

Rahu-6 drishti to 10-12-2 = career-imagination-treasuries

Emotional drive to elite governance roles

Career in Elite Governance: Rahu in 10th-from-Chandra = risk-taker in governance matters, aggressively decisive but fair (Thula).

Zukra-ruled Kuja-yuti-Rahu strong in 10th-from-Chandra * desire (Rahu) to achieve the top rank (10) and the energy (Mangala) to pursue high ranking position. Rahu amplified his every action.

Eloquent, Elegant, and Abundant Speeches bhava-2 * owned by Budha-10 receiving drishti of Rahu.

words and transformed his speeches into icons of the national consciousness. Lincoln's speeches are still studies in US schools and colleges, nearly 150 years after he spoke them. Lincoln lived before the age of electricity. Yet his public addresses to the citizens, the Civil War Troops, and member of Congress were covered in detail by the newspaper media and his chosen words became deeply influential.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidrakaraka * departure

  • Ketu-Meza * incomplete nobility, empty arrival, dissolute conquest
  • Ketu in classroom-12 * beneficial placement * absentee ancestor spirits, disregards fantasy boundaries, dissolves the sanctuaries, irrelevance of sleep

Ketu-12 dissolves the personality boundaries and permits the invisible exchange of identities

Walk-In's Welcome

According to the social-memory complex resonating to the syllable known as Ra, POTUS-16 was a psychic walk-in.

Ra reports that Lincoln was suffering from a debilitating illness, along with financial and marital polarizing catalysis, and was ready to abandon his life. Psychically, he asked for permission to exit the incarnation. This permission was granted so long as he agreed to allow his fleshbody to complete its allocated lifespan.

The decision about slavery that would need to be finalized via one of the most terrible wars of human history would need to be sealed in public memory for centuries. Therefore, before beginning his dark-horse campaign for the POTUS position, Mr. Lincoln's original personality exited his fleshbody and, by agreement, a highly purposeful replacement personality entered. As a virtually unknown figure in American national politics, Mr. Lincoln had no established political identity.

Hence, it was relatively easy for the incoming spirit to transform the persona of a stuttering horseback rural lawyer into an eloquent literature-quoting public orator, whose surprising wisdom and prosodic grace suddenly appealed greatly to an exhausted, demoralized, war-weary electorate.

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln took place at the appointed time of exit. Immediately following the extreme bitterness and hatred of the American Civil War, his dramatic death at the hands of a slavery-supporter established the final pinnacle of grief. At the point of Lincoln's highly symbolic death, the nation was totally saturated with sorrow. There could be no more fighting since the grief had finally overpowered the anger.

Although the agents of Orion were not pleased, Lincoln's death effectively ended the modern debate about legal slavery.

Recent medical research gives some credence to Ra's claim about Lincoln's suicidal despair. It is now understood that, at his era in history, the conditions of his genetically caused illness would have very likely resulted in a lifespan ending approximately at the time of the political assassination.


POTUS-16 partner * 1818-1882 * Mary Todd Lincoln

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

Bharani * Yamuna

  • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 79

BPL commentary:

For Bharani natives, the condition of sweetly musical, artistic, harmony-seeking, negotiating, balancing, arranging, designing, matching, pairing, sensually pleasuring akarshana-karaka Bright Bhrigu considerably affects the outcome.

Feminine figures such as sisters, aunts, and wives, along with partnerships, sensual pleasures, artistic beauty, treasuries, and music, may be especially influential.

Guidance by instructors from the civilizations of Apis.

"...a rather quarrelsome and treacherous nature.

She will have a tendency towards wicked, vicious and envious thoughts

  • regarding other women, particularly.

to her husband and friends,

  • she will be arrogant and overbearing.

Underneath it all

  • she is cold, shrewd, and calculating."

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha periods

born six months before

born 10 months before

born six months after


Mary Todd Lincoln, age 30, in 1848

Rahu Mahadasha * age birth until age 10.2

13-Dec-1818 Lightbody Descent into Fleshbody (birth) * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules 10-11

July-1825 decease of Mother (Mary's age 6) * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra rules 12th-from-Chandra

01-Nov-1826 father remarries; Mary's stepmother is cruel * Rahu-Chandra period

Guru Mahadasha * age 10.2 until age 26.2

04-Nov-1842 (her age 23) Marriage to POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha * samchara Rahu-Ketu Dhanuzya-Mithunaya contact Arudha-Chandra

01-Aug-1843 child-1 * Guru-Rahu chidradasha

Shani mahadasha * age 26.2 until age 45.2

06-Nov-1860 Abraham Lincoln elected POTUS-16 * Shani-Rahu period

Jan-1862 death of her favorite son Willie * Shani-Guru period

Budha Mahadasha * age 45.2 until age 62.2

08-Nov-1864 Abraham Lincoln re-elected POTUS-16 in landslide win * Budha-Budha-swabhukti * Budha rules 10th-navamsha

15-Apr-1865 Abraham Lincoln assassination * Budha-Budha-swabhukti * Budha rules 7th-from-7th-from-Chandra

1868-1870 Mary and her teenage son Tad reside in Frankfurt, Germany * Budha-Zukra period * Zukra rules 7-foreign travels

July-1871 death of her third son Tad * Budha-Chandra period

Ketu Mahadasha * age 62.2 until decease age 63

16-July-1882 (age 63) Lightbody Lift-off * Ketu-Zukra period * Zukra maraka rules-2

Distinctive features of the Nativity


Mary and Abraham's eldest son, Robert Todd Lincoln. He became adversarial toward his mother due to her extreme behaviors, especially her legendary, lavish spending sprees. Putrapathi Surya occupies the unexpected 8th bhava, while 5th-from-Chandra contains Ketu. Their mother-son relationship never stopped, but Robert became secretive, hostile, and destructive toward his mother.

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Vrizchika * Maricha * particle of light
  • Surya in bhava-8 * center of emergence, brightly transformative, focus on discovery, eye on occulted mysteries
  • Surya-yuti-Kuja * confidently progressive, bright warrior, entitled to conquer


Surya-8 occupies the emotionally conflicted 6th-from-Chandra, suggesting a volatile and likely unreliable father. However Mary's lagnesha joins Surya-8 Surya-yuti-Kuja which suggests an understanding between father and daughter in matters of hidden assets. Mary's husband Abraham Lincoln earned relatively little in his job as a judicial circuit rider, but Mary's father quietly contributed lands and wealth into Mary's accounts so that she could conduct the entertainments that she desired (and that substantially promoted Abraham's career.)

Mary's father, Robert Smith Todd, was a shopkeeper and Whig politician in the frontier town of Lexington, Kentucky. Her father was a trained lawyer who passed the Kentucky bar exam, but he never practiced law professionally.

Her father was a vigorous opponent of the slavery culture of Kentucky (a cotton and tobacco plantation state) . Her father also owned numerous household slaves. He was accounted as generally an absentee father (Surya-8 hidden father), rarely at home despite having 14 children from two marriages.

He was a complex and contradictory man who held hypocritical views, as represented by Guru-Budha-Zukra-9 Dhanuzya.

In 1825 when Mary was six year old, her mother died after a final childbirth. Afterwards, Mary maintained a deep attachment to her elder sister, but her stepmother was said to have been cruel. Her father did not support Mary's rights but sided with his second wife, who bore him nine further children (bringing the father's children to a total of 14).


One of the numerous causes of Mrs. Lincoln's misery was the premature death of three of her four sons. Putrapathi Surya occupies bhava-8 yuti randhresha-Mangala, suggesting danger to children. However her son Robert Todd Lincoln survived; he became a respected public leader.

Political ruler of 5 = Surya-8

Politics are expressed most brilliantly in times of catastrophe, disaster, or revolutionary upheaval (8). Mary Lincoln was known for her confident political opinions.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in classroom-3 * comfort in cohort, communication, conversation, parlor, messaging, signals
  • Chandra-Mithunaya * comforted by rhythmic signal messaging
  • Chandra in Arudra * comforted by exciting signals * protectors of stormy wildness, undulating entrancement, sensitive swaying seduction

Reputation: 10th-from-Chandra-3 = bhava-12. Mrs. Lincoln's lasting profile has been her publicly dramatized mental health challenges leading to asylum (12) commitment by her own son.


Bandesha (schooling) Chandra expanded and articulated by Guru-Budha-Zukra-Mangala drishti. In a pioneer era of Euro-settlement when many of her female peers would have been non-literate, Mary was well-educated.

Health * Mental and Physical

Chandra-3 receives drishti of rulers of eight bhava. Mrs. Lincoln had severe health issues as did her husband. Her mood swings accompanied by migraine headaches were noticed even in childhood, following the tragic death of her mother (Chandra) and increasing steadily through adulthood with the deaths of three of her sons, with age, and with the stress of her husband's responsibilities during the Civil War and his assassination.

Some scholars assert that Mary Todd Lincoln suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder which is often distinguished by a wildly different public-praiseworthy vs. private-violent behavior. Although a superb social entertainer and a supportive partner in their "two-person career", Mrs. Lincoln's behaviors (attested by her adult son and others) were highly problematic for her inner family. Symptoms included out-of-control binge-spending sprees on extravagant luxury items and screaming fits within the home

Notable traumatic events included the death of her mother (Mary's age 8), rejection and ostracizing by a hostile stepmother, an oft-absentee husband who had his own medical problems, rapid-in-succession deaths of her husband and three of her four sons, and other miseries

Her stepmother was notoriously cruel toward Mary and her siblings. Borderline Personality Disorder is considered to originate in extreme fear of abandonment and is often linked to a death or rejection by a parent. This pattern has the capacity to experience psychotic episodes, and Mrs. Lincoln was remanded to asylum on this pretext.

Arudra Chandra can be impulsive, wild, and muscular. Observers remarked that she regularly beat her stalwart husband. Being a very tall man and mainly passive in nature, and subject to severe depressions himself, Mr. Lincoln was said to have borne the crazed aggressions of his petite wife with little more than a grimace.

Whitehouse observers commented on her physical beating of her husband. Mrs. Lincoln was mentally ill but physically strong, and Whitehouse observers commented that she would muscularly batter the hapless president when she was having an episode. However his response was normally to avoid her by disappearing under camouflage of work duties.

Open-door policy * ruler of 4 = Arudra Chandra in 12th-from-4th

Her lack of home boundaries resulted in an "open door" policy. Mary welcomed visitors at all hours in their Springfield home, which severely stressed the domestic resources but also built a body of supporters for her husband's career.

Her house was welcome to many of her husband's associates and her generous entertaining was a major engine of advancement for her husband's career. However, despite dramatic successes, Mary's open-house policy often broke the budget.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka


  • Mangala-Vrizchika * Swakshetra * vigorous pursuit of secrets; push toward discovery
  • Mangala in bhava-8 * drive toward discovery, pursuit of rebirth, invasive transformations, vigorous revelations, energized mysterious conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Surya * energized confidence, dynamic genius, masculine force joins willful charm

Lagnesha Mangala-8 exceptionally strong in shad-bala

Mrs. Lincoln is believed to have suffered borderline personality disorder which results in a delightful facade of social grace presented to to outsiders while a regime of stress-triggered private violence is inflicted upon those inside the family, with a marked tendency to divide the family into flawless "good children" versus damned "bad children". As the disorder progresses, typically the husband joins the damned portion. By accounts of observers in her day, Mary Todd was mentally ill but muscularly strong (lagnesha Kuja-yuti-Surya Vrischika-8). Observers commented that she would physically batter the president when she was having an episode.

Lagnesha in 6th-from-Chandra = bhava-8

Bi-Polar Disorder? Borderline Personality Disorder? Retrospectively, Mrs. Lincoln is believed to have suffered from perhaps bipolar disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder, among other diagnostic possibilities.

Called "Crazy Mary" by her enemies (of which she had abundantly many) her struggle with mental illness and likely a laudanum addiction is fairly well documented. So is her alienated son's (Ketu in 5th-from-Chandra) attempts to staunch her erratic behaviors. Mary Todd Lincoln suffered from a financial (Zukra) spending disorder, associated with extreme mood swings. Mary's shopping binges focused on expensive purchases of luxury items such as jewelry and decorative finery (Zukra + Guru + Budha). Disease symptoms included extravagant over-budget binge-spending, wild screaming, aggressively beating her hapless husband (who was much larger but also much meeker), hallucinations, and attempted suicides (Ketu-7).

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Dhanuzya * priestly communications, articulation of theoretical, doctrinal, philosophical beliefs
  • Budha in bhava-9 * narrative of the father-figure, patronage, paradigm of belief, the guru, the professor, the doctrine, theory, 11th-from-11th profits
  • Budha-yuti-Guru * articulation of charitable generosity, message of optimism and expansion
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * articulation of equity in agreements, message of justice and fairly bargained contracts; songwriting

Budha rules

  • radical 3-6
  • from Chandra 1-4
  • Budha rules Chandra + Budha aspects Chandra * conversationalist, parlors

Until the tragedies of the assassination of her husband and the deaths of three of her four sons, she was a capable hostess and manager (Knay navamsha lagna contains Zukra-Budha). Albeit she was a frequent victim of migraine headache and violent outbursts against her household staff and her family.

However following her extreme grief beginning in Budha Mahadasha = Budha-9 in 7th-from-Chandra (husband) rules 3 (mental health) and 6 (physical health) * age 45.2 until age 62.2 * she entered a state of pronounced mental illness.

As her psycho-mental disorder, her pain-syndrome, and her addiction-related behaviors became more extreme, her adult son became so distraught over her exorbitant spending that he had her institutionalized in an "insane asylum". (This was the only available treatment option in the era.)

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Brihaspati-9 rules

  • radical 9-12
  • from Chandra 7-10th-from-Chandra * career emphasis = ruler of 10th-from-Chandra = Guru-10 casting drishti upon Chandra-3 parlor, discussion. Mary was a legendary hostess and she famously participated in the political discourse of the day, offering her own philosophical view.

Ruler of 7th-from-Chandra (spouse) and 10th-from-Chandra (public profile) occupies swakshetra bhava-9 yuti Zukra 2-7 and Budha 3-6

Born in the year 1818, Mary Todd's life and influence is still a topic of public interest more than 200 years after her birth.

Public criticism accusations, conflict * 10 = 8th-from-Chandra + Budha-9 rules 6 + Guru-9 rules 12

Navamsha Guru-yuti-Ketu-3 (potential mental illness) ++ navamsha nichha-Zukra ++ navamsha uttama-Budha

Mary Todd Lincoln lived as a public figure for most of her adult life. She successfully completed most of her social duties, supporting her husband's political career and thus the American nation and thus the course of Western civilization.

However she faced nearly constant complaints from her housekeepers and dressmakers, as well as from her husband's political associates and their wives. Amidst the terror of the Civil War, she was called a native Kentuckian who betrayed the South and a native Illinoisian whose slave-owning family disgraced the cause of the North.

In a pioneer territory that had been settled by Euro-planters for only a few decades, Mrs. Lincoln was considered a gracious and educated woman. But in the more established Euro-culture of Washington D.C., her countrified mannerisms were criticized and demeaned as hillbilly and gauche.

in later life she was locked into an insane asylum (12) her Guru-9 located in the escapist 12th-from-10th allowed Mary to be released under guidance (Guru) of private (12) arrangements (12th-from). However her son spent considerable effort trying to re-institutionalize his mother because she was destroying the family fortunes.

Professor Bright Bhrigu * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Dhanuzya * appreciation of humanistic belief, pleasures of theory, dogmatic arrangements, aesthetic of philosophical worldview
  • Zukra-9 * pleasure of philosophical doctrine, enjoys paradigmatic, global equity, appreciation of theory
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * gracious conversation, articulate beauty, sweetly communicative messaging
  • Zukra-yuti-Guru * gracious generosity, expanded beauty, sweetly inclusive doctrines of belief

Mary Todd Lincoln was described as a plump, lovely, and vivacious woman. She hailed from a relatively (by frontier standards) wealthy, Euro-settler Kentucky family. Observers of the era noted her relatively higher status and greater social sophistication compared to Mr. Lincoln's more rustic and humble pioneer background. Her entertaining skills (Zukra-9) are said to have been enormously valuable in advancing the career of her socially awkward but politically ambitious husband.

The musical, luxury-loving Springfield Illinois hostess Mary Todd Lincolnwas known for her parties and politel home-visiting schedule. Her graces provided social mobility for her husband's aspiring political career. The nativity of her husband POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln shows his wife via uttama-Zukra-yuti-Guru.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Kumbha * moolatrikona 0-20 deg * old economies, pressured linkage, pressured skin-nerves, imposed connections, must earn profits with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-11 * must connect, must earn with hard effort; cautious, conventional marketplace linkage; chronic pressure to earn

Shani-11 is typically a hard-working, goal-oriented social networker but there are few close friends. Mrs. Lincoln had one friend.

Shani-Kumbha occupies 9th-from-Chandra. Her religious beliefs were the conventionalized Presbyterian dogma accepted by most of the Euro-pioneers of her era, who were predominantly of Scots-Irish descent.

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

  • Rahu-Meza * mask of competitive, pioneering, urgent force
  • Rahu in bhava-1 * privilege via glamorous, mesmerizing, exotic, or unusual physical appearance, competitive movement, championship;; seeks social mobility via fascinating, energized physical body-form. Opportunistic, ambitious conditions of birth.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Thula * incomplete alliance, empty trades, negotiations
  • Ketu in classroom-7 * absentee spouse, disregards contractual loyalties, dissolves the alliances, irrelevance of partnership

Ketu-7 partner

Contemporaries observed that Mr. Lincoln preferred the homo-social companionship of gentlemen. Whenever Mrs. Lincoln was not residing in the White House, he returned to sleeping with his male companion

Ketu in 4th-from-4th home

Mr. Lincoln was fond of remarking that Mary's household management style was sometimes concerning (especially financially) but that she seemed to be getting results. (He opined similarly about his unlikely Civil War high general, the alcoholic Army-reject Ulysses S. Grant ... who did, against every expectation, win that horrible war.)

Ketu in 5th-from-Chandra emphasizes that three of her four sons died of disease and injury before they reached adulthood

After Lincoln's assassination, their surviving adult son Robert Lincoln had his increasingly erratic and financially destructive mother committed to an asylum, but she was able to escape through the aid of friends. Her surviving son who was eldest Ketu in 5th-from-Chandra was emotionally detached from his mother, and attempted more than once to have her institutionalized in order to curtail her violent episodes and her wild spending.

Ketu Mahadasha * age 62.2 until decease age 63 governed the final few months of fleshlife. She ended her life after wandering around Europe.


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