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POTUS-20 * served 1869-1877

Ulysses S. Grant

a.k.a. Hiram Ulysses Grant

a.k.a. Ulysses Simpson Grant

a.k.a. Sam

a.k.a. Unconditional Surrender Grant

a.k.a. U. S. Grant

Lightbody Descent into Fleshbody (birth) Saturday-27-Apr-1822

fleshdeath 23-July-1885 (age 63)



POTUS-20-partner * 1869-1877

Julia Dent Grant

Lightbody Descent into Fleshbody (birth) 26-Jan-1826

fleshdeath 14-Dec-1902 (age 76)

nativity of Julia Dent Grant

Civil War Military General, POTUS-18 from 1869 until 1877 * Ulysses S. Grant * 1822-1885

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

Visaka * Radha

  • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 97.

BPL commentary:

For Visaka natives, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Guru may considerably affect the outcome.

Teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, ideologues, theorists, proselytes, philosophers, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.

Guided by patrons from the civilizations of Saka.

"... Aggressiveness and impatience.

These people are overbearing in their desire to get things done.

They are very active but not popular,

  • since their manner causes people to actively dislike them
  • and to resent their extreme aggressiveness.

they are very proud

  • and because of this, they take offense easily at some fancied slight.

their anger makes enemies of people who might cooperate with them, if treated differently.

they will overcome their enemies through sheer force of character,

  • but such people will still remain enemies .

Tact and kindness are qualities which they should try to develop."

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha periods


Younger officer Grant, probably after Mexican-American War late 1840's

Shani Mahadasha

27-Apr-1822 Lightbody Descent into Fleshbody (birth) * Shani-Mangala period

Budha Mahadasha

1843 graduate from West Point * Budha-Shani period * Shani bandesha-4 educational diploma

Ketu Mahadasha

22-Aug-1848 marriage to POTUS-pair-18 Civil War 1826-1902 Julia Dent Grant* Ketu-Rahu period

30-May-1850 child-1 * Ketu-Shani period * Shani putrapathi

Zukra Mahadasha

July-1854 resigns from the Army due to alcoholism * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti randhresha-8 identity transformation, sudden change

Nov-1868 elected POTUS-18 (age 46) * Zukra-Budha period * Budha dharmesha-9 politics

Nov-1972 re-elected POTUS-18 * Surya- Mangala period * Mangala yuvatipathi-7 career

Surya Mahadasha

1873 decease of Father * Surya-Rahu period

Chandra Mahadasha

1883 decease of Mother * Chandra-Shani period * Shani ruler of 7th-from-Chandra

May-1877 until Sept 1879 world tour * Surya-Zukra period until Chandra-Rahu period * Chandra karmesha-10 becomes well-known worldwide

23-July-1885 fleshdeath (age 63, throat cancer) * Chandra-Ketu period * Ketu gives effect of Mangala yuvatipathi-7

Prominent Features of the Nativity

POTUS-18 Civil War 1822-1885 Ulysses S. Grant

An Awful Yoga with Awesome Power

  • nichha-Shani yuti uttama-Surya

  • nichha-Budha yuti uttama-Zukra

  • powerful Kumbha-Rahu in 8th-from-Chandra massive destruction and rebirth

Who else could have done it?

  • + lagnesha Zukra-6 = pleasure of conflict, sugary addiction

  • + nichha-Budha-6 = logical argument, tactics, problems of war

  • + nichha-Shani = karma of relentless, intractable blood fights

  • + uttama-Surya = noble champion warrior as well as drishti to lagna from an intelligence, decisive and intrepid wife

  • three extraordinary graha in 10th-from-10th = 10th-from-Chandra: nichha-yogakaraka-digbala-Shani + uttama-Surya goals Vriddhipathi-11 parivartamsha Kuja-yuti-Guru rogesha-6 war

parivartamsha yoga =

  • Vriddhipathi-11 uttama-Surya
  • Mangala maraka rules-2 + maraka rules-7

tremendous capacity for bloodshed, death in military or survival settings, superb military leadership in unthinkably gory circumstances

Surya * pitrikaraka

  • Surya-Meza * uttama * Suryaya * the supreme one
  • Surya in bhava-7 * center of agreements, brightly negotiating, focus on trade, intelligence for equity, eye on contractual relationships
  • Surya-yuti-Guru * confidently expansive, bright teacher, entitled to philosophize
  • Surya-yuti-Shani * confidently lawful, bright regulator, entitled to impose order

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

* sarala yoga protects from unmanageable disaster.

Sweets-seeking Zukra in the emotionally conflicted and self-medicating 6th-from-Chandra suggests behavioral addictions or substance addictions (typically alcohol, but other conflict-numbing sweetening practices also)

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

nichha-Shani rules bhava-4

Ulysses Grant's father was a leather tanner. Young Ulysses grew up with the smell of blood-slaughter and the sound of terrified bellowing from animals being destroyed. His family home shared a wall with his father's hideous slaughterhouse, where cattle were brutally killed and skinned (nichha-Shani). Shaped his upbringing, Visaka 's tolerance for bloody slaughter was well developed by the time he reached adulthood.

Grant was a military officer by training, having graduated from West Point Academy in 1843 during Budha-Shani period * Shani bandesha-4 educational diploma. He was quoted as saying how much he disliked WestPoint on numerous occasions, which dislike is represented by his yogakaraka nichha bandesha-4 Shani-7. However no matter the intensity of his personal resistance (Shani) young Grant's military education was of elite quality and he regularly called upon his knowledge when making important decisions that affected large numbers of those in his command. Yogakaraka Shani if reasonably well placed usually provides Thula radical nativities with a solid schooling experience.

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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Grant suffered severe, lifetime alcoholism. Early in his officer career, he was discharged from the U.S. Army due to his drinking; later, he lost his plantation business for the same reason (Skukra-uttama-6). His serious drinking problem arose in his early twenties and persisted through his adult life, placing him in precarious situations both physically and socially. Yet his long-suffering wife remained faithfully at his side enduring the havoc of his addiction and believing that her husband's day would come * dig-bala of Shani-7 a loyal wife.

And indeed, it came --- when Grant was broke and distrusted --- amidst the horror and hatred of the USA Civil War in which 650,000 soldiers died.

The war was dragging on interminably with ever-more-ghastly suffering on both sides. Winning became a matter of survival, and survival became a matter of headcount. The question was which side would get killed off first.

Grant's extraordinary combination of tolerance for cruelty, a sustaining addiction, tactical military skill, and stalwart wife made him and outcast and a loser in most life situations. But nearing the end of the Most Terrible War, this awful yoga gave him the "magic touch" which allowed the North to win the war .

His frightening package = military skill (Surya) + dogged acceptance of gross injustice on a national scale (Shani) + an addiction which numbed the pain enough to survive the daily horrors (Zukra) + computational skill in war tactics but not overall strategy (Budha).

As a military general, Grant accepted the hideous reality of large-scale carnage. He accepted that the survival of the Union required killing off a large portion of the next generation of American adult males. Most of these men died not immediately by the sword, but in the days afterward in wrenching pain, from septic infection of wounds untreatable in the squalid conditions of the military camps.

Grant won an unwinnable war because he was willing to enter battles where the enemy (6) had a nearly equal advantage in the field, knowing that the sole tactic had to be fight to death.

He knew that his tactic would lead thousands of trusting young men into animal slaughter. He drank to contain the evil. His wife Julia managed his drinking, ensuring that he survived long enough to win the war.

After completing his presidency Grant was financially insolvent and suffering from throat cancer after a lifetime of smoking cigars. Grant hired the renowned literary writer Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) to write Grant's memoirs. The Memoirs were a huge success selling 300,000 copies in an era when books were an expensive luxury and many citizens could not read.

Immediately after completing his extensive and critically praised memoirs, Grant left his terrestrial body via throat cancer at the age of 63






uttama-Zukra in bhava-6 is often an indicator of enjoyable moral corruption, alcoholism and consorting with servants or underlings. General Grant was a practicing alcoholic known for binge drinking throughout his career.

His own parents were moralistic Methodist "tea-total" practitioners (absolutely no alcohol) who were said to have taken offense at Grant's immoralism: his alcoholism and his tolerance (Zukra) for slavery (6).

Grant's father Jesse Root Grant was a committed foe of alcohol use, due in part to the fact that Jesse's own father had been a severe alcoholic who abandoned his own children to the streets in his disability. The father's father can be seen via 9th-back-from-9th = radical lagna. Zukra's polarizing catalysis appears to have afflicted both General Grant and his paternal grandfather with equal impact.

Hiram Ulysses Grant's wife Julia (Zukra) hailed from a wealthy slave-owning plantation family from Missouri. In fact, although Grant was married to Julia in the state of Missouri which was less than one day's wagon ride from Grant's parent's current home in Illinois, Ulysses Grant's parents refused to attend his wedding. Although he held the office of POTUS-18 for eight years, his mother never once visited the White House, declining many invitations from President Grant and his socially popular wife Julia Dent Grant. Mother was presumably unable to associate herself with her intemperate son, whether he was the national president or not.

Grant had a lifelong fascination with politics due to swakshetra Kumbha Rahu-5. When working in his father's leather shop in Galena Illinois, Grant surprised the townspeople with his ability to predict the various twists and turns of the Civil War. According to journalists of the day, Grant enjoyed an uncanny understanding of the political motivations of the various military generals and their relationship to the US president and Congress.

After the horrible destruction and brutality of the USA Civil War, Grant enjoyed extremely high public visibility due to the auspicious Pushyami Chandra in 10.

Being a Northern war hero remembered for his ability to put an end to the conflict no matter the hideous costs of life and property. Grant won re-election quite easily.

Yet due to Zukra + ruler-of-12 Budha, Grant's tenure in the office of president was plagued by constant financial scandals. He seemed to be naturally attracted to the company of well-heeled criminals (pleasant, attractive Zukra in the criminal 6th).

While the double viparita raja yoga of randhresha-8 Zukra in 6 + ruler-of-12 Budha in 6 did personally protect him from incrimination, he was made sick by toxins and he was swindled badly on more than one occasion.

Sacrificial Kuja-yuti-Ketu, with that fearless militarized yoga also rising in navamsha, allowed him to sacrifice the lives of tens of thousands of soldiers on the expectation that, because the North had more bodies available to sacrifice, he could simply wait until nearly all the enemy were dead and the North albeit after horrendous losses would be the winner. It was an extremely cruel strategy but typically of Ketu via detachment and having no other option, indeed it worked.

However the Ketu+Kuja pair in bhava-11 friendships did deprive Grant of friends both before and after the wars in which he fought. His camaraderie with fellow soldiers was circumstantial. He did not maintain voluntary associations once the work was completed, preferring the company of his wife and siblings when he sought any company at all.

GrantJuliaDent_younger.jpgWife Julia, by contrast, had excellent social skills and a large network of friends from their various military postings and family connections. Zukra + dharmesha-9 Budha.

On the plus side, Grant enjoyed the life structure of unswerving loyalty to his wife due to dig-bala of the nichha-bhanga yogakaraka Shani, and Julia whatever her faults followed him steadily from military camp to military camp throughout their lifelong marriage.

For a Thula male, Zukra lagnesha = the presence of the wife is essential to bring balance and harmony into daily life. Thus when Julia was away caring for their children or staying out of the fiercest battles, Grant was said to have lost his sense of balance and wallowed in the drink. When she returned to his side, he recovered his better judgment.


POTUS-pair-18 Civil War 1826-1902 * Julia Dent Grant * 1826-1902

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

Uttaraphalguni * Aryaman

  • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 95

BPL commentary:

For Uttaraphalguni natives, the condition of pitrikaraka Professor Surya considerably affects the outcome.

Father-figures, politicians celebrities, dramatists, game-players, and persons of brilliant entitlement are especially influential.

Guidance from Denebola.

"A joyous healthy disposition yet quietly so.

  • She has a very soft pleasing voice,

  • bubbling over with fun and humor.

She is born to a family with social background

and loves to mingle with her friends in various social activities

  • yet she is not frivolous,

  • but beneath her joyous manner, rather serious minded.

She has fixed principles from which she will not deviate.

She prefers to choose her friends

  • from among the people who are artistically inclined and cultured.

She is efficient and adept at managing her home and her domestic life."

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha periods


Julia Dent Grant, mother of four, managing social affairs of the Whitehouse during her husband's presidency, 1870's.

Lightbody Descent into Fleshbody (birth) 26-Jan-1826 * fleshdeath 14-Dec-1902 (age 76)

Zukra Mahadasha *

26-Jan-1826 Lightbody Descent into Fleshbody (birth) * Zukra-Ketu period

Surya Mahadasha

Chandra Mahadasha

Mangala Mahadasha * age 15 until age 22

22-Aug-1848 marriage * Mangala-Zukra period

Rahu Mahadasha * age 22 until age 40

30-May-1850 child-1 * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

14-Jan-1857 decease of Mother * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules maraka-7th-from matrikaraka-Chandra

Guru Mahadasha * age 40 until age 56

Nov-1868 husband elected POTUS-18 * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru yuvatipathi-7

16-Dec-1873 death of her father * Guru-Budha period * Budha rules maraka-2 from 9-pitri

Shani Mahadasha* age 57 until age 76

23-July-1885 decease of POTUS-18 US Grant * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules-7 from dhava-karaka Guru

14-Dec-1902 (age 76) fleshdeath * Shani-Guru period * Guru yuvatipathi-7

Distinctive features of the nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

typical of Chandra in Purvaphalguni , Julia Dent was gifted in arts and music.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka



yuti Chandra-Simha

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka


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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka


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