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POTUS-16 * served 1861-1865 (assassinated in office)

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Abraham Lincoln

fleshbirth 12-Feb-1809

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



Mary Todd Lincoln

fleshbirth 13-Dec-1818

fleshdeath 16-July-1882 (age 63)

nativity of Mary Todd Lincoln


POTUS-16 attorney circuit-riding judge * served 1861-1865 (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


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

BPL commentary: For Uttara-azadha natives, the condition of pitrikaraka Surya considerably affects the outcome. The father is especially influential. Father-figures, politics, and drama are especially influential.

"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 periods

Chandra Mahadasha * age birth until age 2.8

12-Feb-1809 fleshbirth * Chandra-Budha period * Budha Atmakaraka rogesha-6 (war) + dharmesha-9 (doctrine)

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. * Chandra-Shani period, Shani in 8th-from-4th = sudden upheaval in lands-properties

Mangala Mahadasha age 2.8 until age 9.8

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). * Mangala-Chandra chidra-dasha * Chandra ruler of 7th-from-Chandra

Rahu Mahadasha * age 9.8 until age 27.8

15-Apr-1837 arrived in Springfield, Illinois (age 28) to set up law practice * Rahu-Budha period * Budha rogesha-6 litigation dharmesha-9 ideology, beliefs, doctrine

Guru Mahadasha * age 27.8 until age 43.8

04-Nov-1842 (age 33) Marriage to Mary Todd Lincoln * Guru-Budha period * Budha rules navamsha-1 * R-K transit Dhanuzya-Mithunaya contact navamsha Chandra axis

01-Aug-1843 child-1 * Guru-Budha period * Budha dharmesha-9 from Makara-Chandra and dharmesha-9 from radical Makara lagna

1843 (age 33) Abraham Lincoln and a partner bought a local shop. Almost immediately, his General Store failed in a healthy economy * Guru-Ketu period * dissolution

Mar-1847 first elected term in Illinois House of Representatives * Guru-Zukra period * yogakaraka Zukra karmesha-10

17-Jan-1851 decease of Father Thomas Lincoln * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha

Shani mahadasha * age 43.8 until decease age 56

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-Zukra period * yogakaraka Zukra karmesha-10 and politics-5

20-Dec-1860 South Carolina secedes from the Union * Shani-Zukra period * yogakaraka Zukra karmesha-10

12-April 1861 USA Civil War begins * Shani-Zukra period * Yogakaraka Zukra karmesha-10 and politics-5

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-Chandra period * Chandra yuvatipathi-7 10th-from-10th

15-Apr-1865 fleshdeath * Shani-Chandra period * maraka Chandra rules-7

Budha Mahadasha

Distinctive features of the nativity


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

Ra reports that Lincoln was suffering from a debilitating illness, along with financial and marital troubles, 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.

Surya * pitrikaraka


Mr. Lincoln's Kuja-yuti-Rahu drishti to bhava-4 while randhresha-8 Surya pairs with rogesha-6 Budha. This complex may signify verbal violence in the childhood home. The family of origin is indicated by the situation in bhava-2. Mr. Lincoln's father was said to have been both physically and verbally abusive toward his son. Young Abe grew up familiar with those volatile conditions and may have learned strategies for dealing with it.

Surya takes excitable drishti from Thula-Rahu-10. Father takes risks (Rahu) in vigorous pursuit (Rahu-yuti-Mangala) of social mobility. Surya is weakened in Kumbha, Surya is the randhresha while Budha is the roga-pathi, suggesting a mentally imbalanced and overall difficult father. Surya-yuti-Budha occupies 2nd-from-Chandra, all of which indicate a father who is volatile (randhresha) and prone to verbal bullying of his own family members (a weak Surya in 2nd-from-Chandra). Lincoln remarked that his father was a volatile bully; and were is not for the gentle ministrations of his father's second wife, Lincoln-son would have abandoned Lincoln-father as soon as son had reached adulthood.

randhresha-8 Surya further aggravated by rogesha Budha. Mr. Lincoln's father experienced many upheavals in his life including widowhood and catastrophic financial loss. Lincoln's father lived a harsh life carving out subsistence farms in the dense wilderness of the Indiana Territories. Dad was a man of his generation, unforgivingly harsh and materialistic. 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.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka


Mr. Lincoln recounted that he had been deeply attached to his mother.


Marriage * Zukra = yogakaraka from both Makara-Chandra and Makara radical Lagna.

ruler-of-12 and bhratrupathi-3 Guru-Meena yuti yogakaraka vidyapathi-5 and karmesha-10 Zukra-Meena * wife (Zukra)

Whatever her (substantial) issues, Mrs. Lincoln 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 offering many society entertainments (Zukra Vidyapthi-5) to Mr. Lincoln's constituents. Since he was often away on circuit riding duties Mary Todd Lincoln built an extensive (Guru) number of political relationships (Zukra) in his absence. (Typical of public figures with Rahu-10, his Ketu-4 suggests that Lincoln was rarely at home). Guru in 11th-from-5th shows how gainful these relationships were for both of them as an ambitious political couple.

Mr. Lincoln's wife Mary Todd Lincoln hailed from a more privileged, educated wealthier social class. * uttama- Meena-Zukra

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.

whatever her personal problems, Mary Todd appears to have been always her husband's well-wisher. Despite their marital troubles she supported him publically until his death. * Lincoln's yuvatipathi-7 Chandra-1

Mary Todd's social entertaining skills and her family's social standing were essential elements in his rise to public visibility and high office. * Lincoln's Guru-yuti-Zukra = yogakaraka vidyapathi-5 + karmesha-10 * the wife plays a very key role in political career ascendancy *

In a husband's nativity, uttama-Zukra + lagnesha swakshetra Guru in bhava-3 would suggest a wife who was delightfully pretty, plump, wealthy and a gracious entertainer. However her mental health could be a source of concern due to Guru bhratrupathi-3 + ruler-of-12 over-expanding the "financial imagination" which could result in her believing that she had an infinite budget. Mrs. Lincoln's spending habits were legendary.

Lincoln married a luxury-loving Chitra woman with uttama-Zukra-Meena . Zukra Yogakaraka from Makara radical Lagna and from the Chandra-Makara * karmesha-10 Zukra in bhava-3 suggests a wife whose career specializes in communications, correspondence, small-scale entertaining, travel itineraries, retail business

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

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 * bandesha-4 Kuja-yuti-Rahu = settlement, property, boundaries; the Wild West World of homesteading, unclear land claims, and boom-bust profits. Rahu drishti to 2-4-6 wealth-land-debt.

Lincoln had empowered, dynamic energy (Mangala) 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).

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Zukra is a yogakaraka when counted from Maraka and Kumbha. Therefore Makara and Kumbha nativities may expect pleasurable (Zukra) outcomes according to the bhava being highlighted.

Any ruler of the 10th radical bhava or 10th navamsha or 10th-from-Chandra will carry the potential to elevate the native into socially recognized positions of leadership duty.

  • Makara lagna containing Shravana Chandra, so that his uttama- Meena-Zukra becomes a yogakaraka from both the radical lagna and from Chandra-lagna .

  • Zukra also rules Lincoln's 10th navamsha.

  • 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 "super-Zukra" 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 Shani.

  • The extreme outsider Lincoln won the USA national election for POTUS-16 on 06-Nov-1860 during his Shani-Zukra period. 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.

Profession and Adult Activities * uttama Zukra karmapathi, vidyapathi and Zukra rules 10th-from-Chandra

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

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. * yuvatipathi-7 advocacy Chandra resides in Makara-1 identity as settlement-seeking (Chandra) lawyer

Career in Elite Governance: Rahu-10 risk-taker in governance matters, aggressively decisive but fair (Thula); yuvatipathi-7 Chandra in lagna emotional appeal, empathetic.

As an attorney, his work consisted mainly of circuit riding * Guru in bhava-3 * many short trips * Guru yuti * uttama Zukra * settlements, diplomacy

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Anecdotally, birth time is given as "near sunrise" * BPL rectified to 05h40m

Personality and Fleshbody

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

Shani drishti to Makara lagna and Makara Chandra would indicate young Abraham to be a very hard worker, 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.

known for his quiet lawfulness * Shani-lagnesha drishti to lagna yuti Chandra

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

Mental health

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 Mangala drishti to Surya + ruler-of-12 Guru-3.

Children * Rahu-amplified Mangala drishti to bhava-5 = 5th-from-Chandra * Shani drishti to putrabhava-5

Abraham and Mary Lincoln produced four sons. Three died before reaching adulthood; one survived. One son, Robert Lincoln, survived * Shani drishti + Mangala drishti to putra-bhava-5 with no compensation from Guru.

Lincoln's sole surviving son Robert Lincoln rose to high office in national government, reputation, acquired wealth etc.

Politics and Speculation

Lincoln himself was not a land speculator * Shani-11 restraining drishti upon bhava-5 speculation

However, Rahu-amplified Mangala drishti to 5 does boost the speculative excitement of political campaigns.

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. * Shani-11, Rahu-10

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

Emotional drive to elite governance roles

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

bandesha-4 + Vriddhipathi-11 Kuja-yuti-Rahu in bhava-10 Leadership. Rahu amplified his every action.

Reports and Announcements * Eloquent, Elegant, and Abundant Speeches bhava-3 delivery of instructions, documents, reports and announcements contains Guru-Meena + uttama-Zukra.

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

Conditions of Fleshdeath * bhava-4 end of things

Mangala-Rahu drishti into bhava-4

Abraham Lincoln was shot (Mangala) 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. Bhava-5 representing theatre also accepts the drishti of a Rahu-amplified Mangala (projectile bullets) and drishti also from lagnesha Shani.

Family home * Disconnected Ketu-4

Abraham Lincoln was raised in wilderness subsistence farming. Rural upbringing in several USA pioneer farm settlements not-yet-connected by roads. His mother died when he was nine years old.

Home settlements frequently failed * Ketu-4 worked on his father's land and many jobs including some with extensive traveling. Gave all income to his father until age 21 (in keeping with a custom of the times).


Typically Lincoln worked away from home as a horseback "circuit rider" and Mary Todd was left to manage the children, which, according to their contemporaries, she did with a notable lack of discipline * children Guru indulged by uttama-Zukra * Ketu-4 Lincoln rarely home


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


  • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 94

BPL commentary: For Azlesa nativities, the condition of Budha considerably affects the outcome

"... this person is careless and unclean about herself and the manner in which she dresses.

  • She is not good-looking but indeed rather homely.

  • She is distinguished by some disfigurement on face or body

  • and is rather miserable and unhappy.

She has a secretive and rather bitter nature

  • and is somewhat harsh and unkind in her dealings with others,

  • where opportunity presents itself.

If she cultivated kindness and tact,

  • her shortcomings might be forgotten by those with whom she comes in contact.

But her attitude and appearance are not conducive to popularity."

BPL comment:

Mr. Ponde often repeats his particular aversion to Azlesa nativities. Yet whether male or female, Azlesa "the leash" produces many of the world's great writers, poets, and lyricists.

As well, Azlesa often show mastery of Budha-type mental manipulation skills including verbal acuity in public speaking, literary publishing, business administration, and clever handcraft. When twisted under emotional (Chandra) pressure, this handiness could become Azlesa's notorious squeezing, choking, strangling, or extortion -- but rarely.

Azlesa are typically eccentric Budha-ruled creatures who are tightly focused on their information (choreography, lyrics, sequencing, plots, characters) ...

This feature of their mentality does not naturally parlay into unkindness or uncleanness ... only a rather grumpy intolerance for people and things irrelevant to their task.

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha periods


Mary Todd Lincoln, age 30, in 1848

Rahu Mahadasha

13-Dec-1818 fleshbirth * Rahu-Zukra period

Guru Mahadasha

1826 decease of Mother * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru matrimaraka rules 7th-from-Chandra

Shani mahadasha

04-Nov-1842 (her age 23) Marriage to Abraham Lincoln * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules navamsha * R-K transit Dhanuzya-Mithunaya contact radical lagna, contact radical Chandra

01-Aug-1843 child-1 * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 9th-from-Arudra Chandra

Budha Mahadasha

06-Nov-1860 Abraham Lincoln elected POTUS-16 * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha rules Chandra-12

08-Nov-1864 Abraham Lincoln re-elected POTUS-16 in landslide win * Budha-Zukra period * Zukra rules 11-goals, social networks

15-Apr-1865 Abraham Lincoln assassination * Budha-Zukra period * Budha-yuti-Zukra * Zukra rules Ketu-4 dissolution of life foundations

Ketu Mahadasha

16-July-1882 (age 63) fleshdeath * Ketu-Shani period * Shani maraka rules-7

Distinctive features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

Surya in bhava-6 * Mula

In 1826 when Mary was only eight, her mother died. 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.

Father's animosity and procreativity indicated by dharmesha Guru-6 yuti Surya-Budha-Zukra. Father's verbal excess particularly on political topics = Rahu-2-Simha

Rahu-2 also indicates an impostor interloper in the family (2) who claims rights and entitlements (Simha).

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Chandra rules Karkata lagna

Chandra in bhava-12

Chandra receives drishti of rulers of nine bhava.

Arudra Chandra can be impulsive, wild, and muscular .

Chandra-12 receives drishti of four graha in satkona-6 representing rulers of seven bhava AND drishti of Mangala-5 bringing the total bhava-rulers affecting Chandra to NINE. Perhaps this extremely polarized Chandra-12 could explain the volatility of mood swings noticed even in childhood since the tragic death of her mother (Chandra) and increasing with age and stress. BPD is considered to originate in extreme fear of abandonment and is often linked to a death or rejection by a parent.

Chandra-12 is often the signal of an invisible mother. Mary's mother died in 1826 when Mary was 8 years old during a Guru bhukti (Guru rules 7th-from-Chandra). The security and protection of her childhood home broke-up after mother's death.

Step-mother 8th-from-Chandra = Makara-7. Ruler of 7 = rigid, inflexible, secretive Shani in bhava-8

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 (Zukra-6 dramatically expanded by Guru) , screaming fits within the home (Budha-6 expanded by the Dhanushya cluster in 6).

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 - yuvatipathi Kumbha-Shani in bhava-8

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Budha rules radical 12-3 and 1-4 from Chandra * Budha rules and aspects Chandra *

* vyayapathi-12 Budha-6 * Viparita Raja-Vimala Yoga * Budha-yuti-Zukra

Budha in bhava-6 Guru-Dhanuzya yuti Zukra-Dhanuzya yuti Budha-Dhanuzya yuti Surya-Dhanuzya

Mary Todd Lincoln was described as a plumply beautiful and vivacious woman from a wealthy-through-pioneer-lands settler family.

Observers of the era noted her relatively higher status and social sophistication compared to Mr. Lincoln's more rustic and humble pioneer background. Her entertaining skills (Zukra) are said to have been enormously valuable in advancing the career of her socially awkward but politically ambitious husband.

When in later life she was locked into an insane asylum, Vimala Yoga allowed her to escape imprisonment.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Bandesha (schooling) Zukra-6 expanded and articulated by Guru-Budha. In a pioneer era of Euro-settlement when many of her female peers would have been non-literate, Mary was well-educated.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Bandesha Zukra-6 along with Ketu-4 and the assault of drishti from the cluster of Dhanushya-graha in 6 upon the Arudra-Chandra-12 create a recipe for ongoing psycho-emotional suffering.

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

The musical, luxury-loving frontier hostess Mary Todd Lincoln hailed from relatively (by frontier standards) wealthy and gracious social background. Her parties and formal home-visiting schedule provided social mobility for her husband's aspiring political career. The nativity of her husband POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln contains an uttama-Zukra-yuti-Guru which mirrors his fortunes in a musical, imaginative, beauty-loving wife.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Ketu Mahadasha governed the final five+ years of her life, from age 58 until her death age 63.

Due to Ketu-4, her friends helped her to escape and she was able to ignore the boundaries of the institution. Ketu escape; also Vimala Yoga prevents imprisonment. She wandered around Europe, seeking hospitality based on her previous prestige as the widow of a celebrated POTUS and looking for opiates. Returning to her sister's home in Springfield IL she died suddenly, still alienated from her only surviving son.

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.

Rulers of seven bhava = 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 11, and 12 = occupy bhava-6 in Dhanushya while Arudra-Chandra-12 receives the drishti of the Dhanushya-6 cluster.

Called "Crazy Mary" by her enemies (of which said had abundantly many, due to Guru-6) 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. 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.

Perhaps in a misguided attempt to recapture the security of her very early childhood protected by an ornamented perfumed sartorially gracious mother, Mary's shopping binges focused on expensive purchases of luxury items such as jewelry and decorative finery (Zukra).

Despite the rulers of seven bhava located in the ailing, contentious satkona, Mary Todd Lincoln lived as a public figure specializing in politics and entertainment (karmesha Mangala-5). 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.

Social criticism-6 accusations, conflict

In a pioneer territory that had been settled by Euro-planters for only a few decades, Mrs. Lincoln's slave-labor planter father might have been hailed as local elite. But in the more established Euro-culture of Washington D.C., her countrified mannerisms were criticized and demeaned as hillbilly and gauche. Dhanushya-6 cluster of Guru-Zukra-Surya-Budha provides the social marginalization but Vriddhipathi-11 Zukra indicates the economic gains.

Until the tragedies of the assassination of her husband POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln and the deaths of three of her four sons, she was a capable hostess and manager albeit victim of frequent episodes of migraine headache and violent outbursts.

However following her extreme grief beginning in Budha Mahadasha Zukra bhukti , where Budha-yuti-Zukra occupies 6 and Zukra rules Ketu-4, she entered a state of pronounced mental illness.

As her psycho-mental disorder and pain-syndrome/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.)


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, and observers commented that she would physically batter the president when she was having an episode.

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. Guru + Zukra-yuti-Budha in 7th-from-Chandra-12

karmesha-10 Mangala-Vrizchika Mangala in bhava-5

suggests a dynamic career in politics and entertainments.

indicates potential death of sons

Shani in bhava-8 * Shani-Kumbha * moolatrikona

Ruler of 7 in 8. Prognosis for secretive behavior of spouse. Also Shani indicates spousal leadership responsibilities in matters of social order maintenance in times of catastrophe, disaster, or revolutionary upheaval. Shani-8 typically indicates that the marital in-laws hail from a lower social class and that financially the spouse and spousal family-of-origin (2nd-from-7) contribute a paucity of material resources into the coffers of the marriage. Mr. Lincoln's survival-farmer family were of straitened circumstances and his small income as a circuit-riding Illinois judge was significantly smaller than Mary's inheritance treasury.

Rahu in bhava-10 Mesha and Ketu in bhava-4 Thula

Ketu-4 dissolves the foundational roots of the childhood home and refocused the energies into public leadership roles via high-visibility socially mobile privilege-seeking Rahu in bhava-10 . 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.

One tends to wander with Ketu-4 and indeed as a young girl Mary Lincoln left her birth family, moved into the home of an elder sister, followed her peripatetic husband's career, and ended her life after wandering around Europe during a Ketu Mahadasha . Her lack of home boundaries resulted in an "open door" welcoming of 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.

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.


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