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"America will never be destroyed from the outside.

If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."

~~ POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln



1861-1865 * POTUS-16

USA Civil War

1847-1849 * US Congressman from Illinois

land-deeds lawyer

circuit judge


author of the Emancipation Proclamation

Abraham Lincoln

Earthbody-Entry Monday-12-Feb-1809

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



1861-1865 * POTUS-16-partner

Mary Todd Lincoln

Earthbody-Entry 13-Dec-1818

Earthbody-Exit 16-July-1882 (age 63)

nativity of Mary Todd Lincoln


attorney circuit-riding judge * POTUS-16 = 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

Uttara-azadha * Vaizva

BPL commentary

For Uttara-azadha births of a masculine valence, the condition of radiant, romantic, intelligent, creative, idealistic, central, confident, gaming, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya may considerably affect the outcome.

Father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, speculators, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Nunki. Their purpose is to express the radiant clear light of truth in an orderly, institutional framework.

Psychic intelligence

Dhanuzya Pada-1 can show Brihaspati's rulership of 1-embodiment + 4-cultural foundations. Nakshatrapathi Suyra and Guru enjoy high-compatibility yang patterns. Pada-1 tends to be paternalistic, politically savvy, self-referential to the point of self-righteousness, and generous of spirit. Iconic and inspirational teachers of the patriarchal lineages are found here. Often found in the role of philosopher, professor, or guru-figure. Assess the role of Brihaspati to determine the degree of optimism and alignment with the prevailing doctrine.

Makara-pada 2-3-4 express the tension between structural Shani and solipsistic Surya. From the Makara lagna, nakshatrapathi Surya becomes the revelatory, illuminating randhresha. Thus pada 2-3-4 are mystical and gender-neutral (Shani). Pada 2-3-4 demonstrate respect for age and orderly governance. Yet their purpose is visionary (Surya). Psychics and seers are found here. Depending on the vigor of Shani, hierarchical institutions may come to surround their initiatory teachings.. Their emotional stability in partnership arises from Chandra = yuvathipathi.

Themes of clairsentient vision, personal certainty, and prophecy may contextualize Ishwara's terrestrial experience. Also applies to Chandra in Uttara-azadha.

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

"A very good, honest, and sincere character...

A peace loving disposition.

  • Very intelligent and wise.

  • Respected and liked by everyone with whom he comes in contact.

Eager to live and let live.

  • Tolerant to others, giving help where help is required.

A good counselor in times of need or trouble.

  • Such a person makes a good and steady friend,

  • whose friendship is to be valued because it will stand the tests of time and adversity."

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha bhukti

Surya Mahadasha * age birth until age 2.2

12-Feb-1809 Earth-birth in Hodgenville, Kentucky, USA * Surya-Shani bhukti

Chandra Mahadasha * age 2.2 until age 12.2

1816 (Abe age-7) 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. Surya rules 8-catastrophe. * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules Surya-2 father

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). It is quite likely that Mary Todd who was born on 13-Dec-1818 = his mom coming right back in. * Chandra-Ketu bhukti

Mangala Mahadasha age 12.2 until age 19.2

Rahu Mahadasha * age 19.2 until age 38.2 * 1827-1845

15-Apr-1837 arrived in Springfield, Illinois (age 28) to set up law practice * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha commercial business

04-Nov-1842 (Abe's age 33, Mary's age 23) Marriage to Mary Todd Lincoln * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Makara-Karkata contact Chandra-Makara-Draco

1843 (age 33) Abraham Lincoln and a partner bought a local shop. Almost immediately, his General Store failed in a healthy economy * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 8-catastrophe

01-Aug-1843 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya-yuti-Budha * Surya gives effect of Budha rules 5th-from-Chandra

Guru Mahadasha * age 38.2 until age 54.2 * 1845-1861

Mar-1847 first elected term in Illinois House of Representatives * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru-3 rules 11th-from-5th gain of election

17-Jan-1851 grieved decease of father Thomas Lincoln * Guru-Budha bhukti * Surya-yuti-Budha * Budha gives effect of Surya rules 7th-from-Surya

1853 according to Ra, this year featured a walk-in from 4th density who assumed control of Lincoln's body-complex * Guru-Ketu bhukti

06-Nov-1860 elected POTUS-16 * Guru-Rahu chidradasha * Rahu in bhava-10 leadership roles ++ Rahu wild outside chances, dark-horse candidate, outsider from Illinois

20-Dec-1860 South Carolina secedes from the Union * Guru-Rahu chidradasha * taboo behaviors

12-Apr-1861 USA Civil War begins * Guru-Rahu chidradasha * rule-breaking Rahu in bhava-10 leadership required

Shani mahadasha * age 54.2 until decease age 56 * 1861-1865

01-Jan-1863 Emancipation Proclamation *changed the legal status of all 3.5 million African-American slaves in the United States from enslaved to free * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani legal status

04-April-1864 after heavily promoting it as a vital necessity for the Union, Lincoln presided over the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment that outlawed slavery * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani legal status

08-Nov-1864 Lincoln re-elected POTUS-16 in landslide win ** Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani lagnesha personality

15-Apr-1865 Lightbody Lift-off * assassination by Confederate activist * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani maraka rules -2

Distinctive features of the nativity


Surya * pitrikaraka * Jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Kumbha * Arka * the radiator * radio
  • Surya in bhava-2 * center of values, intelligence for storage, conservation, containment, values; focus on treasuries, banking entitlements, bright face-speech-song, eye on capitalization-banking, * father = center of family
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive, articulate in drama and games, self-confident announcements, talks about politics


Dad was an evaluator (2), a deal-maker, a trader, and a land speculator of fluctuating fortunes. Surya rules 8 undisclosed arrangements.

Surya-yuti-Budha Budha rogesha ruling pitrsthana-9 exacerbates the intensity of Dad's overwhelming and challenging influence on Abe.

Abe recounted that Dad was unforgivingly harsh and materially-economically minded always. Surya-Kumbha

Dad spent much of his life fighting legal battles over land-ownership deeds of title, which were often found to be forgeries, never paid, or improperly written * Surya rules 8-occult, hidden transactions. Occasionally dad also had windfall profits in the wild-west land-bargaining market.

Surya's natural authority is weakened in Kumbha. Surya in Kuja-ruled Dhaniztha nakshatra can indicate a dominating bully, Surya-Kumbha is reputed for a reduced concern with personal integrity (such as the honesty underlying a promise) and a charismatic force in marketplace interactions (Kumbha). Dad was pragmatic but not always honest. Lincoln often mentioned his struggles with his family of origin.(2)

As a circuit-riding judge dealing mainly with endless land-claim disputes, "Honest Abe" gained a reputation for fair adjudication under contentious circumstances. Abe understood the legal , ethical, and financial issues which faced the majority craftsman-farmer class, who were a similar breed to his father.

Surya-yuti-Budha and Budha rogesha 6 + philosophy 9

Volatile, unpredictable Surya rules 8 ++ the emotionally catastrophic, sudden-transformations 8th-from-Chandra. Generally expected to be relatively short-lived, a revolutionary (8) figure who takes birth to initiate a Great Change.

Eruptive circumstances for father and son. Mr. Lincoln's father experienced many upheavals including widowhood (8) and disastrous financial loss from land speculation gone wrong.

Surya-yuti-Budha occupies 2nd-from-Chandra = the family and its lineage values,

Dad was said to have been harsh and dominating whilst lacking empathy for his son (Surya Kumbha). * Chandra in 12th from Surya = dissolution of father's empathy. Lincoln remarked that his father could be a predatory bully; and had it not been for the gentle and generous ministrations of his father's second wife (2nd-from-Surya = Guru-yuti-Zukra-uttama) there might have been worse consequences.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Makara-Draco * comforted by rhythmic hierarchical ordering
  • Chandra in Uttara-azadha * comforted by bright visions * protectors of confident conviction, brilliant philosophy, wise patronage, political doctrines
  • Chandra in classroom-1 * comfort in glowing incandescent embodiment, familiar with forward action, needs to feel the repeating pulse of physical movement, settled into the rhythm of invention, feeling for first-arrival, soothed by aristocracy, emotionally attuned to new birth, routine activities, undulating personality

Chandra in Uttara-azadha * the psychic * accepts accepts drishti from Mangala-10 + drishti from Shani-11

Chandra Yuvathipathi contracts


Mom married young and worked hard. Her husband was domineering and she lived quietly as a homesteading, pioneer wife and at-home schoolteacher. Mr. Lincoln recounted that he was deeply attached to his mother while she lived. Chandra in classroom-1 She died when young Abe was nine during his gochara-Rahu-opposition.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional support expectations

7th from Chandra-1 = bhava-7

Makara-Chandra in Uttara-azadha bhava-1 accepts drishti of Shani-11 ++ Mangala-10

Mary Todd Lincoln faced many challenges in life both social and physical. Through many separations and disagreements, Mary remained fiercely loyal to and protective of her husband,.

Mary's dad was an affluent businessman with political interests = bhava-3 = 9th-from-7. While Abe lived, Mary spent extravagantly on luxuries and gave lavish dance-parties. * Zukra-Meena * uttama 3-spending. He recognized that Mary's luxurious excesses were funded by her dad, and that her dad was angling to create a political career for Abe.

Mary had violent outbursts despite her normally cheerful demeanor. When she pummeled her husband, his colleagues were said to have asked him why he did not have Mary contained. He responded that she had helped him, and he would not hurt her. After Abe's death, and her father's death, her binge spending became problematic for her son Robert, and Robert did have Mary legally committed to an insane asylum (although she escaped)..

Mary's Loyalty

Regardless of significant marital polarizing catalysis, Mary supported Abe publically until his Earthbody-Exit and she never remarried although her pension might have been attractive to a potential second husband. When Chandra rules 7th-from-Chandra the couple are so allied emotionally that their bond survives most complexities and stresses.

Longevity in marriage

The lifemate for Chandra in classroom-1 is typically dedicated to the stablity of the union. Along with their generally friendly Chandra placements (his Uttara-azadha, hers Puna) Abe's uttara-azadha lagna also can tolerate Mary's Rahu's dictated Arudra lagna. The couple appreciated each other's merits and they shared political goals. Mary is said to have worked assiduously in support of Abe - and her dad's wish to promote Abe as a regional-to-national politician. The marriage may have been uncomfortable often, but Abe's work took him away from home for months at a stretch (Ketu-4). Observers confirm that they both enjoyed extra liaisons.

At least at the level of public life, they worked as a goal-focused team.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Thula * vigorous pursuit of alliance * proactive negotiations * push toward bargained agreement
  • Mangala in bhava-10 * dig-bala * drive toward high position, pursuit of social authority, fights for rank and status, invasive regulation, ,hierarchical dynamics, energized governing conquests, champion of leadership elites
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * thrill of muscular action, excited competition, energized pretense, dynamic desires, masculine force joins opportunistic ambition, potential for aggressive pursuit of privileges

the combined Mangala + Rahu mahadasha period = 25 years, age 12 until 38

Lincoln was born with the empowered, dynamic energy Kuja-yuti-Rahu to make executive decisions (10) .

Mangala in bhava-10 rules

  1. 4-home, patriotism (contains Ketu)
  2. 11-gains, goals, social networks (contains Shani)
  3. Meza bhava-4 = emotionally stability-seeking the defensive, culturally-rooted, routine-loving, patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra
  4. the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra

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 dynamic legal interpretations in the legislative, judicial framework (10 contains Kuja-yuti-Rahu) 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

Kuja-yuti-Rahu drishti into bhava-4 homeland, nationalism

settlement, property, boundaries; the energetic (Kuja) Wild West World of homesteading, unclear land claims, and boom-bust profits (Rahu).

  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu rule the defensive, culturally-rooted, routine-loving, patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra =

Mangala-10 drishti into 1-4-5. Abe takes risks in vigorous pursuit (Rahu-yuti-Mangala) of social identity (1) defense of root culture (4) + politics (5)

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


  • Budha-Kumbha * connecting communications, systematic pronouncements, articulation of social-scientific networks, descriptive inter-webbed definitions, messages about communities and economies, explains large-scale social participation linkage
  • Budha in bhava-2 * narrative of values, natural resources, history, conservation, banking, treasuries * discusses sound values, speech-song, eyes-face, tells stories, defines storage, describer of family lineage , explainer of wealth preservation, delivers instructions for preservation of collected assets, talks about knowledge base, libraries, databases, languages, memory
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of radiant authority, message of willpower and charisma, confidently talkative father

Fulfillment of Purpose

Budha in bhava-2 rules

  • Mithunaya-6 illness, conflict
  • Kanya-9 wisdom, philosophy, higher awareness.

6 = Circumstances of war, slavery, profound disagreement, accusation.

Budha-2-Sata-taraka communicator receives drishti of executive Rahu-10

Budha signals readiness for teamwork, ensemble collaborator, committees. Lincoln worked in constant communication with his advisors, military generals, and aides

Budha-yuti-Surya = lawyer In the rural areas of Illinois, his judging and lawyering skills involved Talking with folks all over the state The circuit rider job provided wide exposure to frustrations (6) and beliefs (9). Lincoln's tasks (Budha, handcraft) included judge, jury, assessor, regulator, document examiner, and more.

Budha-2 receiving drishti of Rahu-10 talks about a cultural mixing, over-reaching, to some preposterous (Rahu) claim of racial equality. = Budha-dialog = 9-ideology, inspiration

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Guru rules the emotionally talkative, communicative cohort evangelical instructional team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra + the sanctuary-seeking, privatized 12th-from-Chandra

  • Guru-Meena * much sleep. inner guidance, many imaginings, many dreams, intuitive beliefs, doctrine of esoteric understandings, expands the scope of contemplative awareness, multiple prayers and visions
  • Guru in bhava-3 * many messages, much commerce, many photographs, many publications, many sibling-cousins, much publication, many tours, frequent business trips, many sales, numerous discussions, much cohort interaction, extensive communications
  • Guru-yuti-Zukra sodarya-karaka * multiple sisterly-figures, abundant pleasures and treasures

Management , Administration, Meetings, Correspondence

Guru-3 rules 3-circuits, repeating tasks, management, documentation, commerce, conversations

Brihaspati-3 expands Lincoln's capacity for all aspects of Business management such as discussions, conversations, messaging, small-group process, projects, planning, schedules, itineraries, writing, correspondence. Not every venture succeeded (Guru rules dissolving-12). But he was remarkably able to conduct detailed, collegial discussions among his military commanders-general. This facility in talking shop surprised onlookers because Lincoln had zero military experience. However he was a skillful manager.

During the war, Lincoln did not hide behind his presidential desk or send messages by courier. Like the old circuit rider he was, Lincoln hopped on a horse and personally rode into the war camps to meet (3) directly with the decision-makers. He hired and fired (3) generals with aplomb. After firing a few, he decided to entrust POTUS-18 Civil War 1822-1885 Ulysses S. Grant with the duties of General of the Union Army. Many thought that Grant was a poor choice due to his alcoholism. However Lincoln found Grant to be a skillful writer and clear communicator, as well as experienced in bloodshed. Grant, who was raised in his father's slaughterhouse, was Lincoln's Kuja-yuti-Rahu choice.

Famed for Announcement, Declarations, Public Address

The Gettysburg Address is studied in American schools even today. Lincoln is said to have written this famous address himself, not using a paid speechwriter which was the common practice then (and now).

Lincoln lived before the age of electricity. Yet his public addresses to the citizens, the Civil War Troops, and member of Congress were so compelling that they covered in detail by the newspaper media (Budha) and his collocative vocabulary became deeply influential.

From Chandra-Makara-Draco lagna, the believers' voice of abundant, doctrinal, theoretical, philosophical, preaching Professor Guru rules

  • the emotionally talkative, information-delivering, evangelical, publishing, announcing, script-reading, reporting, conversational, process-managing communications of 3rd-from-Chandra
  • the emotionally enclosed, sanctuary-seeking, private, retreating, withdrawing, cloistered, imaginative, meditative 12th-from-Chandra

Guru Bhava-3 provided the distinctive philosophical breadth in his style of delivery of speeches and proclamations

Guru in 2nd-from-2nd = Assets, funding treasuries

Lincoln was hardworking and ill but he also had capital to fund his political campaigns and social entertaining. Most of his funding came from his wife Mary's father (Zukra-uttama-3 = 9th-from-7th)

Guru-yuti-Zukra 3 =charitable, financially focused

Guru Mahadasha * age 38.2 until age 54.2 * 1845-1861

  • Political career began when elected to USA Congress during Guru-Guru swabhukti. Remained in elected roles for remainder of Guru Mahadasha until POTUS-16 win in Guru-Rahu.

Mar-1847 first elected term in Illinois House of Representatives * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru-3 rules 11th-from-5th gain of election.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Yogakaraka Zukra rules 5-politics + 10 leadership

  • Zukra-Meena * uttama * appreciation of music-arts, pleasures of imagination, enjoys symbolic clairsentience, dreamlike arrangements
  • Zukra-3 * pleasure of explanatory description, gracious messaging, enjoys commercial harmony, aesthetic instructions, feminine-figures (sisters, aunts, neighbors) dominate the cohort, appreciation of communications, aesthetic instructions, feminine-figures (sisters, aunts, neighbors) dominate the cohort, appreciation of communications
  • Zukra-yuti-Guru * sweetened expansions, gracious diversity, appreciation for philosophical doctrine, adjustable catechism, numerous negotiations, humanistic agreements, generous beauty, balanced patronage * arrangements according to priestly paradigm of belief

Lincoln's powerful Yogakaraka Zukra is expanded by Meena-Guru, and Guru casts drishti upon 7-9-11

Karmesha in 3. Lincoln was a shopkeeper (3) and frequently-traveling (3) horseback circuit-riding (3) lawyer

10-executive decisions, career, public recognition, icon of the social order occupies bhava-3 management, conference, cohort, collaboration. Lincoln's success under exceptionally difficult leadership conditions was due mainly to his surprising effectiveness as a diplomatic, fair, consensus-building process manager.

uttama-Zukra-yuti-Guru-Meena-3 = Mary's businessman (3) father 9th-from-7th-from-Chandra

Payee for the dancing parties, feasting, and luxurious entertainment which made Abe a viable political competitor came from Mary's father. Mary's dad was a wealthy political Kingmaker operating in the Illinois-Kentucky field.

Compare to similar kingmaker dad of POTUS-pair-40 Just Say No 1921-2016 Nancy Davis Reagan

Yogakaraka Zukra rules 5-politics + 10-leadership

Expertise on matters of property ownership, agriculture (4) and economic systems (11) His swift and decisive constitutional adjudication of the slave question (Thula fairness, justice) often overshadows the substantial work that he performed toward modernizing the USA economy (11).

Eloquent, Elegant, and Abundant Speeches* Zukra-yuti-Guru bhava-3

Famed for his speeches ** after the walk-in 1853

Lincoln's presidential years are distinguished in the public memory by his speeches. Budha-2 ++ Zukra-yuti-Guru- in 2nd-from-2nd.

His measured, paced expression of words (Zukra grace) transformed his speeches into icons of the national consciousness. The Gettysburg Address consist of only 271 exceptionally well-chosen words arranged in a hypnotic cadence, nearly a funeral dirge.

Lincoln said that his mother (Chandra-1-rhythm) home-schooled him using the only available text, the King James English Bible. Lincoln repeated that prosody and internalized the rhythms (Chandra) of 1600's English litany. Following the walk-in which opened a higher consciousness, when Lincoln came to speak to the entire nation (and its enemies) he spoke with a deeply familiar cadence.

Lincoln's speeches are still studied in US schools and colleges, more than 150 years after he spoke them.

Liquor Zukra-3

Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender. He was co-owner of the short-lived business named Berry and Lincoln, a saloon in Springfield, Illinois Zukra-3 . Later in dealing with the alcoholic US Grant, Mr. Lincoln was nonplussed by Grant's addiction. As a former saloon-keeper who had seen more than his fair share of drunk farmers, Lincoln likely understood that Grant was a high functioning addict.


In a husband's nativity, uttama-Zukra+ swakshetra Guru would suggest a wife who was delightfully pretty, plump, and wealthy. Mary Todd Lincoln hailed from an affluent social class. * uttama- Meena-Zukra

kalatra-karaka Zukra = yogakaraka from Chandra-Makara-Draco

Zukra-3 * uttama kalatra-karaka = Mrs. Lincoln was gifted in parlor-talk, salon management

Despite her mental health struggles, Mrs. Lincoln's extravagant entertainments focused on food, liquors, dancing, and music uttama-Zukra-yuti-Guru-3 Music, Food, conversation. Her door was always open to guests . While never veering into open immorality, her lush offerings of her time and attention did saliently benefit her husband's dramatic ascent from hard-scrabble rural lawyer to elevated POTUS-16.

Before and during her marriage, Mary Todd Lincoln maintained a luxury lifestyle due to her father's affluence. After marriage her husband was often absent while conducting circuit riding judge duties. Yet her home parlor (3) became a welcoming place for political discussions and conversations among Mr. Lincoln's constituents.

People from all stations of life remembered that Mary had treated them nicely.

Mary's many troubles

Guru rules 6th-from-7th-from-Chandra, showing multiple conflicts.

Guru-yuti-Zukra indicates Mary's dramatic - eventually psychotic - luxury shopping addiction

Mary Todd had several (Guru) well-placed suitors. Yet she suffered from mental and physical illnesses including severe migraine headaches. She felt most comfortable with Abe who had plenty of his own health miseries, including depression.

Retrospectively, historical scholars now consider Mrs. Lincoln to have suffered from bipolar disorder (due to her spending sprees) or perhaps borderline personality disorder (due to trauma og abandonment by her deceased mother and rejection by the stepmother).

Mary Todd's political entertaining skills (Zukra-3 rules 5) and her family's financial standing were essential elements in Abe's rise to POTUS-16 . During her husband's constant judicial-duty absences, she continued entertaining (Zukra-3 rules 5) which both enhanced his social reputation and showed more people how crazy her spending patterns were.

Eventually her mental health (3) outbursts and spending sprees became a Whitehouse concern. Lincoln's advisers wanted to restrain her but Lincoln would not allow Mary to be mistreated.

Super-powerful political career yoga shows Mary's key role in his career

Career Ambition made possible by Grace in a time of Horrible War

Zukra ruler of political 5th-from-Chandra ultimately controls the powerhouse Kuja-yuti-Rahu-10 suggesting diplomatic, negotiating strategies in the context of war (Kuja). Naturally this arrangement covers the USA Civil War and its conditions of excessive violence, but Zukra also governs the excessive conditions within their marriage as Mrs. Lincoln's mental health issues began to worsen.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

lagnesha Shani-11 goals rules Makara lagna + Chandra-Makara

Shani rules 2nd-from-Chandra-family line, assets, speech-eyes-face-hair

  • Shani-Vrizchika * heavy old secrets * obliged to uncover the camouflaged realities of mass transformation * pressured to regulate the flow of occult identity changes * must explore masked trauma * vital energy compression stress zone = genitals-anus * strictly imposed rules for confidential matters must be respected * must materialize dangerous hidden knowledge * must regulate the threat of disaster * must work with tightly regulated conditions of emergency * must accept the conventional methods of rigidly slow elder shamans * sustained conditions of proletarian revolution * must engage in continued discovery despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-11 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious goals. One must connect, must earn with hard effort. Cautious, conventional marketplace linkage; tense and limited gainfulness, chronic pressure to produce revenues; heavy legacy pressure against freely chosen associations, Resistance to new friends. Resentment toward changes in economic systems. Intolerance toward unconventional earnings..Wage-earner's fatigue.. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as economist, community organizer, salary-worker, paymaster.


  1. Shani's 3rd drishti to Makara-Chandra-1 shows personal discipline but also deep sadness due to a dignified private grief following death of the mother, his age-9
  2. Shani's 7th drishti to Vrishabha-bhava-5 politics shows his persistence in a highly contentious field
  3. Shani's 10th drishti to Simha bhava-8 shows capacity for unseen, undisclosed arrangements (key for success in politics, then and now)

From Chandra-Makara-Draco-1 lagna = the mature sober serious structured hierarchical Professor Shani rules

  • the emotionally-motivated traditionalism, family lineage conserving, treasure-preserving, language-and-history remembering, acquisitive, genetic conservation of 2nd-from-Chandra
  • the emotional authenticity of in-the-body feelings represented by sensitive, receptive, absorptive Chandrana-1

Personality and Tall, Thin Fleshbody

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

Shani drishti to Makara Chandra-1 = young Abraham = 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, sinewy thinness, darkness (melanation), perseverance, lawfulness, and sobriety.

Capacity to handle to harsh, vicious realities of the war. Yet also known for his ability to speak the mind of the people when the time for public debate was at hand * Shani-11 community rules Budha-2 speeches +++ Chandra-1 sensitivity, feelings, rhythm

Mental health * Shani-11 drishti into Chandra-1

Lincoln suffered the mental ailment of melancholy = in the modern age usually called clinical depression. Modern research physicians also retroactively diagnose Lincoln with a deadly hormonal disease. According to the retrospective diagnosis of his chronic ailment, had Lincoln not been assassinated while POTUS (age 56), the disease would have been estimated to cap his lifespan at less than 60 years.


Shani drishti + Mangala drishti to politics-and-children = bhava 5 ensures existing children but much sorrow via offspring

Abraham and Mary Lincoln produced four sons. Three of the four died before reaching adulthood. The sole surviving son, Robert Todd Lincoln, rose to high office in national government, achieved respect and reputation, and acquired affluence. Nevertheless Robert Todd Lincoln tried several times to have his mother imprisoned.

Shani mahadasha * age 54.2 until decease age 56 * 1861-1865

During Shani Mahadasha, he looked tired. He was tired. It would soon be finished.

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

Rahu rules Mary's Arudra-Orion lagna ++ Rahu rules Abe's Shatataraka lagna

  • Rahu-Thula * shimmering illusion of balance * craving for trade * mask of fairly bargained contracts * over-reaching arrangements * marvelous deals * exciting culturally-mixed partnerships * mirage of deal-making * extraordinary terms of agreement * fascinating alliances * ambitious diplomacy * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) * shimmering illusion of security * craving for customary rhythms * risky policing * mirage of home and shelter * mask of ancestral belonging to a habitual place * illusory acts of protective defense * over-reaching patriotism * fabulous farms and fisheries * fascinating ethnic routines * marvelous localities * intriguing owned properties * extraordinary cetaceans * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of motherliness, nationalism, loyalty to the homeland, parent-rolesattributes of negotiation, equity-assurance * seeks privilege via advocacy, counseling, adviser-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-10 * passion for leadership power * in swabhava-10 of Sober Shani, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual iconic, symbolic, representational, government, executive authority, social status. Rahu-10 desires an important regulating role in materially privileged, socially visible ranks. Exciting, potentially fraudulent, opportunistic character of the leaders, bosses and government officials. Thrives in culturally-mixed legislative, executive settings. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a boss, an authority-figure, a decision-maker, a legislator, a tyrant. Rahu-10 trespasses the cultural boundaries of governance authority, social dignity. Thrilling hunger for high-recognition, empowered reputation, respect. Ambition of the father's family
  • Rahu-yuti-Mangala * amplified competition, magnified championship, exotic pursuits, tricky innovation, opportunistic brother-warriors, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of inventive, dynamic energy, hypnotic attack, engineered force of cross-cultural mixing

Emotional drive to elite governance roles

Kuja-yuti-Rahu-10 resides in emotionally-motivated leadership = 10th-from-Chandra

Although the rough, gaunt, rural-mannered, self-taught attorney Lincoln was a very unlikely dark horse candidate for POTUS-16, the nation was desperate for a bold opportunistic (Rahu) personality who could bring agreement between the bitterly warring North and South factions.

Thula the Bargainer pays the price

Lincoln remains one of the most beloved USA presidents because his Kuja-yuti-Rahu empowerment brought an end to the terrible brother-against-brother fighting of the Civil War.

Massive casualties and widespread carnage had become the new normal. Hatred, bitterness, and despair filled the land. POTUS-18 Civil War 1822-1885 Ulysses S. Grant had a Visaka tolerance for extreme killing. His Thula lagna matches Lincoln's Thula karmasthana. Having paid the horrible price in blood of brothers and brought the war to a close, Lincoln got the all-clear exit.

Rahu-10 drishti to 2-4-6 ++ Kuja rules 4-boundaries, nation +11-economics

Lincoln made several important improvement to the overall national economic and transportation systems. Although many POTUS must struggle against an obstructionist Congress, for Lincoln there was very little friction. Congress essentially gave him the economic programs that he asked for.

His capacity for executive command decisions in land-ownership cases, due to hard-won experience during his childhood (4) with his land-speculating father

risk-taker in governance matters (10), aggressively (Kuja) decisive but fair (Thula).

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 executive (10) authority.

Rahu Mahadasha * age 19.2 until age 38.2

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidrakaraka * departure

  • Ketu-Meza * dissociates from competitive dominance, incomplete nobility, empty arrival, dissolute conquest, not limited by blood or birth, ignores restriction on innovative movement
  • Ketu in classroom-4 * ambivalent toward the homestead, absentee mother-figure, disregards local customs, dissolved property boundaries, wanders from home, irrelevance of the established folkways. One abandons the nationality, dismisses the parents, walks away from the ancestral routines.

Ketu-4 = the executive or worker whose career duties are so significant (Rahu-10) that one is rarely at home. Ketu in classroom-4 dissolves the home-shelter boundaries and permits the invisible exchange of mother-figures

In the early decades of the 1800's while the Euro-pioneers were driving the hunter-gatherer native populations off the land and carving out subsistence farms in the dense wilderness of the Indiana Territories, Lincoln's childhood (4) was wandering (Ketu). The family relocated often (Ketu-4 + Kuja-drishti). .

Walk-In's Welcome

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

Guru-Meena rules-12 astral worlds, bridge ++ 3 communications, announcements.

During the wildcard bhukti of Guru-Ketu, seemingly out of the ethers, the persona of Lincoln produced a wave of surprising wisdom (Guru) and prosodic grace that overwhelmingly, positively, dramatically appealed greatly to an exhausted, demoralized, war-weary electorate. By the beginning of Guru-Rahu, the extreme makeover was complete.

1853 according to Ra, this year featured a walk-in from 4th density who assumed control of Lincoln's body-complex * Guru-Ketu bhukti

Ra reports that Lincoln was suffering from a debilitating illness, along with mental disorientation, depression, and marital conflict. He was ready to abandon his life (Ketu). Psychically, he asked for permission to exit the incarnation. This permission was granted on the condition that he would permit his fleshbody to complete its allocated lifespan of 56 years..

Repeating the denouement experienced 10,000 years previous in the Atlantean civilization, a collective social decision about slavery was imminent. This decision would be finalized via one of the most gruesome wars of human history. This decision would be emblazoned upon public memory for centuries.

In cooperation with this momentous agenda, before beginning his dark-horse campaign for POTUS-16, Mr. Lincoln's original personality exited his fleshbody and, by spiritual agreement, a specifically purposed replacement personality entered. The replacement personality was indeed an extension of his original self, but with more energy, more vision, and more guidance.

The obscure Congressman from Illinois, Abraham Lincoln, had no widely recognized political identity.

Hence, it was relatively easy for the incoming spirit to transform the persona of a stuttering rural horseback-lawyer into an eloquent literature-quoting public orator. Not every element of the replacement was perfectly tuned. For example, Lincoln (who likely had chronic thyroid disease) was said to have spoken with a high-pitched voice which belied his long-legged tall frame

That certainly was a sudden change.

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 violent death at the hands of a slavery-supporter marked the final pinnacle of national grief. At the point of Lincoln's highly symbolic death, the land was totally saturated with sorrow. There could be no more fighting. The grief of a nation had finally overpowered its anger.

Although the agents of Orion were not pleased, Lincoln's Earthbody-Exit effectively ended the post-Atlantean (American) debate about institutionally legalized 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 (age 56).


POTUS-16-partner * 1861 until 1865 * Mary Todd Lincoln * 1818-1882

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

Arudra-Orion * Trinetra

BPL commentary

For Arudra births of the feminine valence, the disposition of mesmerizing, hypnotic, shadowy, exciting, passionate, ambitious, opportunistic, privilege-seeking Professor Rahu may considerably affect the outcome.

Exotics, ethnic mixers, opportunists, fascinators, mesmerizers, privilege-seekers, impostors, rogues, intensifiers of passion and desire, self-proclaimers, self-promoters,agents-provocateur, charlatans, masters of smoke and oils, and entrancingly ambitious persons may be especially influential.

Guided by the instructional forces of Orion. Their purpose is to communicate the passionate animal vitality via stormy, turbulent, swaying, exciting gesture and signal.

Rahu-ruled Arudra ladies are often found in sensuous, writhing, twisting, fascinating roles. Mesmerizing dancers, they use the communicative signaling of hands, shoulders, legs, hips, and pelvic thrust to great advantage. Stage performers of high excellence, Arudra ladies can send waves of desire (Rahu) through an audience numbering one or one-million.

Arudra women are often the diva type who are sensuously clever (Rahu) verbally quick, and impatient with those who are less communicatively responsive. Thiruvaathira feminine-figures may be gifted in handcraft, commerce, painting, descriptive writing, evocative song-writing, and the arts of seductive imagery such as photography, costume, and arts-of-style (Budha).

Themes of stimulating signal patterns, passionate messaging, volatility, intense cycles of attraction-and-repulsion, and stormy outbursts may contextualize Arudra's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Arudra.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra, p 93.

"A critical fault-finding disposition is apparently conferred ...

Her disagreeable disposition,

coupled with a sarcastic manner and speech,

  • makes it difficult for other people to tolerate her.

Although she is extremely clever in her conversation

and many people will be impressed by her speech,

  • while still disliking her.

She is extravagant to the point of wastefulness,

  • but on herself rather than on others,

  • although at times she will be grudgingly generous
  • to those with whom she comes in contact.

She has weak lungs and should be careful of colds and coughs,

  • as there is a tendency towards tuberculosis."

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha Calendar

POTUS-pair-16 Illinois 1818-1882 Mary Todd Lincoln a suffered the death of her mother at age 8, followed by her wealthy father's quick remarriage to a hostile stepmother and the arrival of nine further children. Her childhood experience from age 8 until adulthood ranged from parental negligence (Ketu-4) to overt mistreatment (Surya-6 ruling Rahu-2 indicates a verbally abusive father). Yet there was social grace, education, and the wealth of town-life which contrasted to the often dire poverty and illiteracy of the surrounding pioneer farmers. Mary bonded with an elder sister which somewhat relieved the home stress. (Ketu-4 allows Mary to abandon the childhood home). But Zukra-6 bandesha indicates ongoing conflict despite the trappings of material luxury.

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Mary Todd Lincoln was said to have had an eccentric fashion sense, developed in coordination with her personal seamstress

Guru Mahadasha * age birth until age 9

13-Dec-1818 Earth-birth * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu-5 politics of severance

July-1825 grieved the decease of mother (Mary's age 6) * Guru-Rahu chidradasha

01-Nov-1826 father suddenly remarries; Mary's stepmother is cruel * Guru-Rahu chidradasha

Shani mahadasha * age 9 until age 28

04-Nov-1842 (her age 23) Marriage to POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln * Shani-Rahu bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Makara-Karkata contact Makara swamsha

01-Aug-1843 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Shani-Rahu bhukti

Budha Mahadasha * age 28 until age 45

06-Nov-1860 Abraham Lincoln elected POTUS-16 * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru-7 lagnesha

Jan-1862 death of her favorite son Willie * Budha-Shani chidradasha

Ketu Mahadasha * age 45 until 52

08-Nov-1864 Abraham Lincoln re-elected POTUS-16 in landslide win * Ketu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-7 gives effects of Guru lagnesha

15-Apr-1865 Abraham Lincoln assassination * Ketu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-7 gives effects of Budha rules 7th-from-7th

1868-1870 Mary and her teenage son Tad reside in Frankfurt, Germany * Ketu-Shani + Ketu-Budha * Ketu wandering

Zukra Mahadasha * age 52 until decease age 63

July-1871 grieved the decease of her third son Tad * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra gives effect of Guru-rules-2nd-from-9th-from-Chandra = death of 3rd child

16-July-1882 (age 63) Lightbody Lift-off * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru maraka rules-7

Distinctive features of the Nativity


Mary Todd Lincoln, age 30, in 1848


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. Ketu occupies 5th-from-Chandra. He famously convinced a judge to sentence his widowed, apparently hallucinating, wildly over-spending mother to an insane asylum. And she famously convinced some of her well-placed friends to arrange her release.

Their mother-son relationship never stopped, but Robert developed the same highly complex approach toward Mary that her father had pursued.

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Dhanuzya* Aditya * the unsplit, undivided
  • Surya in bhava-7 * center of agreements, brightly negotiating, focus on trade, intelligence for equity, peer entitlements, eye on contractual relationships
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive, articulate in drama and games, self-confident announcements, talks about politics
  • Surya-yuti-Guru * confidently expansive, bright self-referential teachers, creatively intelligent approach to doctrine, entitled to philosophize, radiantly generous, radiantly generous
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious, brightly creative bargainer, artistic father-figure, uniquely intelligent sister-figures, entitled to pleasures, aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun, financial politics, radiantly diplomatic, self-reflexively attractive features


Dad was a planter and a substantial land owner in slave-state Kentucky Surya in bhava-7 = 4th-from-4th. Robert Smith Todd was also a shopkeeper (Surya rules 3-business) and Whig politician in the frontier town of Lexington, Kentucky.

He and Mary had a complex, multi-faceted relationship. Her dad was a critically important supporter of Mary and Mary in turn was a critically important supporter of her husband's political career.

Surya-yuti-Budha associates Mary's identity (Budha lagnesha) and career with her dad while Surya-yuti-Guru associates Mary's housing, education, and advisor relationship with her dad.

Robert Smith Todd was a financier and trained lawyer with a gambler's interest in politics (a local kingmaker). Her father was a trained lawyer who passed the Kentucky bar exam, but he never practiced law professionally. Guru rules 7-law

Mary was a top student in all subjects, especially writing (Budha). She managed a large household and an extensive social network while expressing her own ideological convictions with articulate aplomb. Her father's funding combined with her educated graces and extravagant entertaining made possible her husband's remarkable ascent from Illinois frontier judge to POTUS-16.

Dad funds Abe's political career

Mary's Zukra-yuti-Budha + Surya-yuti-Guru-7 show her dad as a local political booster and kingmaker with strong and contradictory ideological opinions (Dhanuzya). He was accused of hypocrisy due to promoting anti-slavery beliefs while owning numerous household slaves. Three of his sons fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.

His wealth and connections funded Mary's extravagant entertaining and laid the foundation for Abe's ascent from state legislator to USA Congress to POTUS. In Abe's nativity, Mary's dad is seen via 9th-from-7th-from-Chandra = Zukra-Guru-Meena-2.

Dad was prolific * Surya-yuti-Guru

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 appeal for better treatment, but sided with his second wife, who bore him nine further children (bringing the father's children to a total of 14).

He was known to have many social liaisons, and was called an absentee father, rarely at home despite having 14 children from two marriages

Father's - and Mary's - Contradictory beliefs

He was a complex and contradictory man who held hypocritical opinions with impunity (Surya-Mula), as represented by Surya-Mula combining with Guru-Budha-Zukra. Like her dad, Mary Lincoln was known for her confident and sometimes complex political opinions.

Her father was a vigorous opponent of the slavery culture of Kentucky, which was a cotton and tobacco plantation state . Her father also owned numerous household slaves.

Surya-yuti-Zukra associates Mary's financial treasuries and worldview with her dad.

Mary's husband Abraham Lincoln earned relatively little in his job as a judicial circuit rider, but Mary's father quietly contributed lands and monies into Mary's accounts so that she could enjoy the more luxurious lifestyle into which she had been raised.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Mithunaya * comforted by rhythmic signal messaging
  • Chandra in Punarvasu * comforted by restoration of abundance * protectors of sensitive wise instruction, familiar rhythms of script and chant, expansive details, generous planning, philosophical explanations

  • Chandra in classroom-1 * comfort in glowing incandescent embodiment, familiar with forward action, needs to feel the repeating pulse of physical movement, settled into the rhythm of invention, feeling for first-arrival, soothed by aristocracy, emotionally attuned to new birth, routine activities, undulating personality

Health * Mental and Physical

Mary was ill throughout life, suffering unexplained fevers and migraine headaches. Mary may have had Borderline Personality Disorder due to the abandonment trauma of her mother's early death and her father's remarriage to a cruel step-mother. Mary was known to physically assault Abe, but he he generally ignored her tirades. Apparently her episodes were very regularly calendared (likely hormonal)and since he stood a foot taller than her, he quietly tolerated her attacks.

Mrs. Lincoln's malaise was reportedly severe, involving migraine headaches, wild luxury-shopping binges, and skin afflictions. Yet her (likely hormonal) health condition did not slow her furious support of her husband's career, nor in widowhood was she restrained in action. Her eldest son tried to have her imprisoned in an insane asylum, but she escaped with the help of influential friends.

Chandra-1 (mind) receives drishti of rulers of nine bhava.

A complicated psycho-emotional setting = drishti into Chandra from Surya-Budha-Guru-Zukra +++Mangala-6

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, escalating into suicidal episodes and extreme behavior, with the tragic deaths of three of her sons and her husband's assassination.

Her miseries increased in middle age, with the stress of her husband's governance responsibilities during the Civil War and his murder occurring only months after he won a landslide, high-popularity re=election..

The glory and acclaim that she expected from her husband's post-war second-term crumbled into severe grief and political chaos as POTUS-17 Reconstruction 1808-1875 Andrew Johnson tried to un-do all of the abolition legislation for which both Mary and Abe had worked for a decade.

Some scholars assert that Mary Todd Lincoln suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder which is often distinguished by a contradictory behavior pattern = public-perfect-praiseworthy vs. private-harmful-violent. 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) became highly problematic for her inner family. Symptoms included out-of-control binge-spending sprees on extravagant luxury items and violent screaming fits within the home

Notable traumatic events which affected Mary's mental state 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, and rapid-in-succession deaths of her husband and three of her four sons, along with other tragedies

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.

Chandra in Punarvasu is naturally generous and open-minded.

As a married couple they are exceptionally well-matched (his Makara-Dhaniztha ruled by Kuja ++ her Kanya-Chitra ruled by Kuja). Likely he accepted her ailments as small price to pay for her focused, direct, and loyal support

Whitehouse observers commented on Mary's 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 * Arudra Chandra-10

Her taste for impulsive (Arudra) experience resulted in an open door policy at home. Mary welcomed visitors at all hours in their Springfield home, which severely stressed the domestic help 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. However even then her appreciative husband simply shook his head and carried on (knowing that her dad would soon refill the coffers).

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations

7th-from-Chandra-1 the plethora of graha in bhava-7 indicates numerous liaisons. Primarily, her husband was a lawyer (7). Guru as karmesha in 7 indicates her husband's aspiration for top leadership roles. The graha in 7 show Mary's ability to create a large number of supporting promises and allegiances to boost his profile.

Shata-taraka (Abe) + Arudra (Mary) alliance needs diversity and space.

Surya + Zukra + Budha + Guru occupy the emotionally motivated partnerships of 7th-from-Chandra. Not only Mary but also her husband maintained diverse relationships. 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

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Vrizchika * Swakshetra * vigorous pursuit of secrets * proactive exploration * push toward discovery * champion of emergency action
  • Mangala in bhava-6 * drive toward conflict, pursuit of service, vigorous attacks upon enemies, wins litigation, dynamic accusations, energized adversarial conquests, productive careers in medicine and military
  • Kuja-yuti-Surya * invigorated creativity, invigorated creativity, energized confidence, dynamic genius, masculine force joins willful charm, potential for aggressive political or dramatic actions , potential for aggressive political or dramatic actions

Mangala-6 occupies the emotionally conflicted 6th-from-Chandra

Mangala rules karakamsha bhava-6. Despite her many remarkable activities, Mary is best known for her diseases, both mental and physical, and especially for her attacks upon her spouse. 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.

Mrs. Lincoln's lasting profile has been her publicly dramatized mental health challenges leading to asylum commitment by her own son. Mangala-6 drishti to 12 (asylum) + drishti to 1-energizes her own muscular vitality

She was also frequent victim of migraine headache and violent outbursts against her household staff and her family.

Like many in her generation, Mary was addicted to the commonly prescribed pain-killers of the day, which were primarily mixtures of opiates with alcohol. In particular, unknowing physicians of her era addicted her and millions like her to the compound called laudanum. These hapless drugs may have exacerbated her existing bipolar episodes.

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 (lKuja drishti to 1). Observers commented that she would physically batter the president when she was having an episode.

Kuja-6 in 6th-from-Chandra * health disorders however she triumphs

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 vicious ones) 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 sacred beliefs, doctrinal pronouncements, messages about worldview, descriptive philosophical understanding, specifically defined principles, explains the indoctrination procedure, expertly detailed sermons
  • Budha in bhava-7 * narrative of relationships, contracts, deals * discusses relationships, trusts, betrothal, contracts, describer of deal-making, delivers instructions for negotiation, explainer of arrangements, talks about fairness, justice, settlement of quarrels, marriage, alliances, partnership, equity, parity, balance. Excellent placement for mediator, negotiator, bargainer, attorney. * discusses relationships, trusts, betrothal, contracts, describer of deal-making, delivers instructions for negotiation, explainer of arrangements, talks about fairness, justice, settlement of quarrels, marriage, alliances, partnership, equity, parity, balance. Excellent placement for mediator, negotiator, bargainer, attorney.
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of radiant authority, message of willpower and charisma, confidently talkative father, talkative father
  • Budha-yuti-Guru * explainer of doctrinal belief * affinity for preaching, professorial, theory-developing roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of charitable generosity, message of optimism and expansion, talkative teacher
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements * affinity for diplomatic, parity-seeking roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of balanced arrangements, articulation of equity in agreements, message of justice and fairly bargained contracts; songwriting , chatty partners, talkative sister-cousin-cohort, lyricist , talkative sister-cousin-cohort, lyricist

Budha rules

  • 1 + 4
  • from Chandra 1+4
  • Budha rules Chandra + Budha mutual drishti with Chandra * conversationalist, parlors

Until the tragedies of the assassination of her husband and the deaths of three of her four sons, she was a highly capable hostess and manager.


Budha represents her husband's careers as a shopkeeper and an attorney. Before his storied ascent to POTUS-16, Lincoln operated a number of businesses (Budha), including circuit-riding judge-attorney (Guru law, repeating law circuits) bartender (Zukra) shopkeeper (Budha) and writing of deeds, titles, and judgments (Budha).

Budha bandesha-4 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.)


Bandesha (schooling) Budha expanded and articulated by Guru-Budha-Zukra-Surya-4. In a pioneer era of Euro-settlement when many of her female peers would have been non-literate, Mary was remarkably well-educated.

Budha Mahadasha * age 28 until age 45


Surya + Zukra + Budha + Guru occupy the emotionally motivated partnerships of 7th-from-Chandra

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

* Hamsha Yoga

  • Guru-Dhanuzya * mulatrikona * much philosophy, broad worldview, doctrine of inclusive diversity, humanistic guidance, expands the scope of belief, multiple theories, many sacred teachings
  • Guru in bhava-7 * many contracts, much negotiation, much partnership, abundant agreement, numerous alliances, extensive bargaining, multiple deal-making events, expansion of advocacy, fertile match-making, typically more than one spouse.
  • Guru-yuti-Surya pitri-karaka * multiple father-figures, abundant confidence, much radiance, much humanistic political philosophy-policy
  • Guru-yuti-Budha yukta-karaka * multiple sibling-teammate figures, abundant conversational messaging, believes in detailed communications, many announcements, wide scope of evangelism, much humanistic philosophy, broad viewpoint in discussions
  • Guru-yuti-Zukra sodarya-karaka * multiple sisterly-figures, abundant pleasures and treasures, much humanistic financial-diplomatic philosophy, large alignments

Social rank and position * Budha-7 rules 1+4 + Guru-7 rules 7+10

Guru rules high-visibility, social-ordering, leadership-seeking 10th-from-Chandra

Like her elder sister, Mary Todd was a well-funded (by her dad) legendary hostess. She famously participated in the political discourse of the day, offering her own ideological convictions (Dhanuzya) via ongoing home entertainments, collegial discussions, and enthusiastic exchange of views.

Mary Todd's Springfield Illinois home became the social center of the NW Territories, with pioneer politicians in attendance daily

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 = the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

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.


Mary Todd had a large Dhanuzya cluster in bhava-7 == 7th-from-Chandra == where the rulers of seven bhava can be found in the environment of arrangements and bargaining.

She lived a global-scale life (Dhanuzya) during her husband's Civil War presidency. Her relationship behavior was adjudged as both brilliant and horrible (mainly the latter due to bipolar promiscuity).

Professor Bright Bhrigu * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Dhanuzya * appreciation of humanistic belief, pleasures of theory, dogmatic arrangements, enjoys indoctrination, aesthetic of philosophical worldview
  • Zukra-7 * swabhava * * pleasure of interpersonal relationships, enjoys contractual harmony, pleasant partnerships, feminine-figures advise and bargain, appreciation of equity
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama, appreciation for political display, theatrical negotiations, self-focused arrangements, radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining, sweetly confident entitlements, enjoys politics, negotiating father-figure, intelligently focused on trades, arrangements, contracts * arrangements according to father's choice or self-will
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * sweetened messages, gracious explanations, singing and songwriting, articulate negotiations, sibling-cohort communicative arrangements, youthful beauty, sibling-cohort communicative agreements, youthful beauty * detailed contracts * arrangements according to mental logic
  • Zukra-yuti-Guru * sweetened expansions, gracious diversity, appreciation for philosophical doctrine, adjustable catechism, numerous negotiations, humanistic agreements, generous beauty, balanced patronage * arrangements according to priestly paradigm 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 home-entertaining skills (Zukra-4) 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 Lincoln was known for her parties and polite 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 luxury-loving, company-pleasing wife via his uttama-Zukra-yuti-Guru.


Surya + Zukra + Budha + Guru occupy the emotionally motivated partnerships of 7th-from-Chandra

Zukra Mahadasha * age 52 until decease age 63

Following her extreme grief at the death of the third son (she had lost three of her four sons and her husband) Mary's life devolved into a state of pronounced mental illness. Her ailment was characterized by extreme luxury-goods spending sprees and suicidal episodes similar to modern bipolar disorder.

As her psycho-mental disorder, her pain-syndrome, and her addiction-related behaviors became more extreme, her sole surviving 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.)

Eventually she developed financially destructive wild spending sprees and other dangerous behaviors. During Zukra-Mahadasha, where Zukra-finance rules Ketu in 5th-from-Chandra, her eldest adult son (Ketu) had Mary committed to an insane asylum to prevent her from spending his entire estate. Yet she escaped (Ketu) to Europe with support from friends.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Kumbha * moolatrikona 0-20 deg * heavy old economic systems, obliged to conform to the marketplace rules, pressure to maintain social linkage, vital energy compression stress zone = skin-nerves, strictly imposed regulations for electro-magnetic networking, limitations on earnings distribution, must materialize past-to-future gridwork, must sustain lowest-common-denominator proletarian communities, rigidly slow elder friends and mentors, must continue to achieve social-material goals despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-9 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious paradigm of belief. One must preach the old doctrine, old principles; punitive, unyielding ideologies, cautious, conventional father-figures; tense and fearful religious teachers, chronic rigidity of worldview; heavy legacy pressure against freely chosen convictions. Resistance to new teachings. Preacher's fatigue. Resentment toward changes in catechism. Intolerance for sacerdotal innovation. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as high priest, guru-figure, professor, rabbi, sermonizer, proselyte, Old Believer.

Shani occupies the elder-respecting, old-faith, strict philosophies, punitive, scarcity-preaching 9th-from-Chandra

Shani in Bhava-9 = typically a hard-working, sober-minded adherent of a strict, conventional doctrine

Shani mahadasha * age 9 until age 28

Strict and Sober Shani occupies the emotionally motivated ideological, doctrinal, belief-based worldview = 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-Arya * shimmering illusion of first-arrival * craving for superiority * exotic use of dominating force * mask of competitive action * mirage of innovative pioneering * over-reaching urgency * extraordinary muscularity * mesmerizing forward movement * unusual athleticism * fascinating conquests * marvelous warriorship * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of heroic action; winning of contests, natural chief * seeks privilege via champion-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-8 * passion for secrets * in swabhava of Competitive Kuja, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual secrets, recycling, rebirth, reinvention; rejuvenation. The Chandala in 8 desires a special, important, therapeutic role in transformative, hidden knowledge, confidential, revolutionary, catastrophic role. May be the secretary (secret-keeper) of a powerful individual or group. Opportunistic in-laws, inheritance, alimonies. Exciting, ambitious family of the lifepartner (in-laws). Rahu-8 trespasses the cultural boundaries of undisclosed assets, dangerous secrets, emergency situations. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a tantric initiator, disaster manager, keeper of dangerous secrets, identity-changing healer, or holder of secret empowerments.

Rahu rules Mary's Arudra-Orion lagna ++ Rahu rules Abe's Shatataraka lagna

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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Thula * dissociates from bargaining, incomplete alliance, empty trades, surrendered trust, dispersed negotiations, ignores restriction on deal-making, applies balanced equity to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-5 * ambivalent toward entitlements, may have eccentric children, disregards limitations on financial speculation, displays fragmented or esoteric intelligence, dissolves the glamour of center-stage roles, disperses the romantic adoration. One abandons the usual political behaviors, ignores the conventional creativity, plays an incoherent game.


One of the numerous causes of Mrs. Lincoln's misery was the unexpected deaths of three of her four sons. Ketu in 5th-from-Chandra ++ Shani in the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra . Her eldest son Robert Todd Lincoln survived and he became a respected public leader. Son Robert repeatedly tried to institutionalize her (Shani) but she repeatedly escaped (Ketu).

Ketu in the emotionally motivated creative, gaming,, child-centered 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 = the final few months of fleshlife. She ended her life after wandering around Europe.


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