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preceded by

after POTUS-22, succeeded by

after POTUS-24, succeeded by

married to :


Stephen Grover Cleveland in 1892, age 55


POTUS-22 + POTUS-24 * served 1885-1889 + 1893-1897

Grover Cleveland

a.k.a Stephen Grover Cleveland

Earthbody-Entry Saturday-18-March-1837

Earthbody-Exit 24-June-1908 (age 71)


Frances "Frankie" Folsom Cleveland in 1886 (her age 22)


POTUS-22 + POTUS-24 partner * 1885-1889 + 1893-1897

Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston

21-July-1864 Earthbody-Entry

29-Oct-1947 Earthbody-Exit (age 83)

Nativity of Frances Folsom Cleveland

POTUS-22 from 1885 untill 1889 * +++ POTUS-24 from 1893 until 1897 * Grover Cleveland ** lifetime 1837-1908

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativity

Purvazadha * Apah

  • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 86

BPL commentary:

For Purva-azadha natives, tthe condition of sweet Professor Zukra considerably affects the outcome.

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

"... corresponds to rather a low type of character .

One who does not wish for and does not get the gracious things out of life.

  • Stupid, yet ostentatious and vulgar ,

  • with very few educational advantages.

Quarrelsome and low in appearance and manner.

  • While he must, because of educational handicaps,

    go through life as a servant or at best an underling ,

He vainly considers himself above his station in life

  • and will be harsh and dominating

  • but ineffectual if put in authority ."

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha Timeline


Stephen Grover Cleveland, younger years

Budha Mahadasha

18-March-1837 Earthbody-Entry * Budha-Zukra period * Zukra parivartamsha Shani * Zukra gives effect of Budha karmesha

Ketu Mahadasha

01-Oct-1853 decease of Father (Grover's age 16) * Ketu-Shani period * Shani rules 12th-from-Surya

Zukra Mahadasha

1862 begins own law practice * Zukra-Rahu period * Rahu-5 politics

1874 child-1 born (out of wedlock) * Zukra-Ketu chidradasha * Ketu-11 disconnection

Surya Mahadasha

Chandra Mahadasha

19-July-1882 decease of Mother * Chandra-Mangala period * Kuja rules 2nd-from-4th

1882-1884 Mayor of Buffalo ++ governor of New York Chandra-Mangala period * Mangala rules 5-politics

04-Nov-1884 won election POTUS-22 by a narrow margin * Chandra-Guru period * Guru lagnesha, Guru-8 hidden operations, Azlesa corruption

02-June-1886 married POTUS-pair-22-24 Needlework 1864-1947 Frances Folsom Cleveland (she was 21, he was 49) * Chandra-Shani period * Shani rules navamsha-7

06-Nov-1888 lost election for POTUS-23 by narrow margin * Chandra-Ketu period

03-Oct-1891 child-2 (first unacknowledged child had been born i 1874) * his age 54 * Chandra-Surya period * Surya rules 9-children

Mangala Mahadasha

08-Nov-1892 won election POTUS-24 by narrow margin * Mangala-Rahu period * Rahu-5 politics occupies 10th-from-Chandra

July-1893 (his age 56) secret, emergency "crash team" surgery onboard a yacht, to remove a life-threatening mouth tumor * Mangala-Guru perido * Guru-8 secret surgeries

1896 ends the second term in discord, one of the most unpopular presidents in American history due largely to his blundered handing of the economic crisis * Mangala-Zukra period * Zukra rules 6-animosity, Zukra rules 11-economy,

Rahu Mahadasha

07-Jan-1904 death of eldest daughter Ruth Cleveland (child's age 12, from diphtheria) * Rahu-Shani period * Shani-yuti-Ketu-11 in putrikimaraka 7th-from-5th

24-June-1908 Earthbody-Exit (age 71) * Rahu-Budha period * Budha maraka rules-7

Prominent Features of the Nativity


Grover Cleveland age 66 in 1903 (after the 1893 surgery)

Surya * pitrikaraka

  • Surya-Meena * Bhaskara * the illuminator
  • Surya in bhava-4 * center of root routines folkways, focus of foundations, eye on homeland basis


Grover recounted that his dad was a restless, bullying preacher-teacher boss-of-the-house who produced a very large family but moved the family frequently in pursuit of greater glory. Surya rules 9-preaching and Surya-4 represents the ethnic ritual worship. Surya-Meena4 receives drishti of uttama-Guru-8, suggesting that the father had a great many children and some engagement with secrets, mysteries, or taboo activates. Like father, like son.

The father, by Cleveland's account, cared much less for the well being of his nine children, and much more for their pubic piety (9). Surya rules 4 = 6th-from-Surya showing father's misbehavior and mistreatment.

Cleveland was 16 when his father died; an event recorded as a great relief from the father's narcissistic regime. Surya in 6/8-from -swakshetra and Meena-Surya-4 suggest that the father's doctrinal convictions were in conflict with his roles as teacher and parent. The drishti of uttama-Guru is highly fertile as indicates by Cleveland's large sibling cohort.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in classroom-8 * comfort in crisis, disaster, initiation, discovery
  • Chandra-Karkata * swakshetra * comforted by rhythmic tidal maternal soothing
  • Chandra in Azlesa-Naga * comforted by restraining embrace * protector of defensive communications, familiar folk messages, emotional evangelism, signaling ethno-cultural boundaries
  • Somana-yuti-Kuja * Emotionally competitive, sensitive to brotherly figures, needs movement, feels like a champion
  • Somana-yuti-Guru * Emotionally effusive, needs to expand, sensitive to guidance figures, feels like a teacher-preacher

Chandra-Azlesa which connotes an overly mentalized, possessive character Chandra-8 generally indicates an unpredictable mother

the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra

Contains Rahu-5 politics, suggesting ambitious desire to obtain the privilege conferred by high-visibility national governance roles.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Vimala yoga = Kuja occupies 8 + Kuja rules 12

  • Mangala-Karkata * nichha * * vigorous pursuit of security, nourishment, roots
  • Mangala in bhava-8 * drive toward discovery, pursuit of rebirth, invasive transformations, vigorous revelations, energized mysterious conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Chandra * energized intuition, dynamic nurturance, masculine force joins parental care
  • Kuja-yuti-Guru * energized growth, dynamic generosity, masculine force joins optimistic expansion

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha in bhava-3 * narrative of management, reporting, cohort, siblings, instructions, announcements, publication, explanations, lyrics
  • Budha-Kumbha * connecting communications, articulation of systematic social-scientific networks
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * articulation of equity in agreements, message of justice and fairly bargained contracts; songwriting

Zukra-yuti-Budha-3 occupies 8th-from-Chandra-8 * scandal cover-up, camouflage, non-disclosure


Karmesha Budha rules 10th-from-10th (7) agreements, deals, lawful resolutions ++ Budha rules 10th. Zukra-yuti-Budha and Zukra rules 10th-navamsha. Cleveland was first and foremost an administrative manager. He was somewhat handicapped in individual executive decision-making roles due to Shani-yuti-Ketu. But he excelled in the administrative roles of conducting meetings, writing letters of correspondence, and making announcements. Cleveland's lack of autocratic instinct allowed him to build consensus and collaborative workgroups (3), and that facilitated his communications (3) with the lawmakers of the Congress.


Budha-3 ruler of 7-10 joins its strength with Zukra ruler of 6-11 ++ Zukra parivartamsha Shani ruler of 2-3.

The great focus of Cleveland's leadership was document composition and committee work. Historians account Cleveland as a "formidable policymaker". Policy (3) importantly is not law (10, 7) . Policy is rather a documented (3) set of principles which describe (3) the preferred actions and practices to be undertaken in specified conditions. Economic and social participation (Kumbha) policies were his most distinctive works.

Budha in 12th-from-4th

Although a good student, POTUS-22-24 Interstate Commerce 1837-1908 Grover Cleveland * had to leave school twice, first to accept an indentured apprenticeship age 12-13 and then again at age 16 due to his father's death. He earned his law license by apprenticing at a law firm. He worked to financially support his mother and sisters throughout his life.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka


  • Guru-Karkata * uttama * much shelter, many caretakers, ancestral beliefs, doctrine of ancient ways, expansive security
  • Guru in bhava-8 * much secrecy, many confidences, numerous transformations, abundant initiation
  • Guru-yuti-Chandra matri-karaka * multiple mother-figures, much expansion of folkways
  • Guru-yuti-Mangala bhratri-karaka * multiple brother-figures, expansive conquests

Guru-yuti-Chandra typically yields a generously sized body and over time a rather portly physique. Cleveland suffered from obesity for much of his life.

Guru bandesha rules-4. Grover Cleveland owned extensive properties in Buffalo NY. During his two USA Presidencies, Cleveland and his wife Frankie lived away from the prying eyes of the Whitehouse (Guru-8 masks) in two separate, elite-quality private homes.

July-1893 (his age 56) secret, emergency "crash team" surgery onboard a yacht, to remove a life-threatening mouth tumor * Mangala-8-Guru-8 period * Guru-8 secret surgeries

Uttama-Guru lagnesha makes it a healing success - for Cleveland and for the nation.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Kumbha * appreciation of social networks, aesthetic of economic linkage
  • Zukra-3 * pleasure of explanatory description, gracious messaging, enjoys commercial harmony
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * gracious conversation, articulate beauty, sweetly communicative messaging
  • Zukra-3 parivartamsha Shani-11

Zukra-yuti-Budha-3 occupies 8th-from-Chandra-8 * scandal cover-up, camouflage, non-disclosure

Animosity and Economics 6-11

1896 ended Cleveland's second presidential term in widespread discord. He was at the time reckoned as one of the most unpopular presidents in American history, due largely to his blundered handing of the economic crisis * Mangala-Zukra period * Zukra rules 6-animosity, Zukra rules 11-economy.

After the people finished their raging anger at his administration's financial outcomes, later historians rehabilitated his overall two-term performance record. Cleveland is presently ranked among the top third of effective presidents. His reputation has been helped by comparative data that allows historians to evaluate performance examples of many POTUS facing similar economic crises, from George Washington until Barack Obama.

Cleveland's uttama-Shani-Ketu in 11 suggests that economic systems would produce his greatest life catalyst, and that rigidity (Shani) of interpretations (Zukra-3) would constitute his greatest challenge. However the parivartamsha of Shani-Zukra also suggests that he would address the challenge at the highest levels of social order and that under the circumstances his knowledge of finance (Zukra) and systems (Shani) would prove useful in averting a worse outcome. Historians can now see what the people could not then realize: he effectively prevented a bad situation from becoming much worse.


Grover Cleveland was legally married only once, to Frances Folsom, when she was 21 and he was 49.

However. earlier in his sexual career, "Grover the Rover" fathered a son with a woman in Buffalo in 1874(his age 37). The child was born into obscurity and illegitimacy during Grover's Ketu bhukti, and Zukra rules Ketu.

During the son's upbringing, Cleveland paid regular child-support, and the situation was discussed among the Buffalo NY bourgeoisie. Politically, this was a serious ethical scandal * lagnesha uttama-Guru yuti Azlesa Chandra-Mangala conspiracies scandal.

The scandal profoundly threatened his political fortunes, but Vimala Yoga ensured that he would bear no harmful consequences. During the POTUS-22 campaign, his political machine had the mother of his child remanded to a mental asylum in order to "disappear her" and silence her constant reminders of his parental responsibility for the boy (bhava-8 masks).

Zukra-yuti-Budha suggests two marriages, with the second wife Budha being much younger. Chandra + nichha-Kuja + lagensha-Guru-8 makes the scandal while the two-wives significator in 8th-from-Chandra suggests an element of choking, involuntary restraint, or forced containment. Guru-yuti-Chandra-Azlesa-8 fertility - a first child that is hidden under camouflage, unknown to the public and not a recognized figure

Marriage lifepartner for Chandra-8 suggests a spouse who is focused on maintaining the genetic lineage and containing the family treasuries.

7th-from-Chandra is ruled by Shani-yuti-Ketu desaparacidos. In Cleveland's case the mother of his first child was a widow (8) who ran a boarding house in the town of Buffalo, and her favors were enjoyed apparently by several of the town's leading gentlemen including the father of Cleveland's future second wife Frances Folsom. Furthermore 7th-from-Azlesa Chandra is ruled by the unromantic, child-unfriendly pair Shani-yuti-Ketu.

Also the drishti of nichha-Mangala upon 7th-from-Chandra produces a very considerable Kuja Dosha. Her fate was not a happy one.

The second marriage is represented by 2nd-from-Chandra = Simha-9 politics, philosophy, celebrity, ceremonial roles, showing the center-stage, charismatic abilities of the second wife born in Purvaphalguni.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Thula * uttama * old agreements, pressured kidney-pancreas, imposed agreements, must trade, must negotiate with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-11 * must connect, must earn with hard effort; cautious, conventional marketplace linkage; chronic pressure to earn
  • Shani-yuti-Ketu* resistance against dispersion, disciplined apathy, constrained wandering
  • Shani-11 parivartamsha Zukra-9

Dhanayoga * Shani-uttama rules-2 ++ Shani occupies 11

Grover Cleveland was once paid to do the job of hanging criminals (Ketu broken neck) to death as a capital punishment. He was Sheriff of Erie County, New York, and twice had to spring the trap at a hanging. * Azlesa Chandra + Guru + nichha-Mangala-8 = conditions of death that are choking, strangling, tightening.

Zukra-3 parivartamsha Shani-11 * Zukra agreements, deals, Shani lawful resolutions

Food and Tobacco Addiction

Shani-yuti-Ketu no limits rules bhava-2 capital finance, treasuries, values. Mouth. Cleveland battled lifelong health challenges including cancer, obesity, and tobacco addiction due to conditions in bhava-2 mouth-food . Drishti into bhava-2 from Mangala-Karkata-8 + Azlesa Chandra-8 + Guru-Karkata-8.

Economic catalyst

Cleveland dealt unsuccessfully with the massive economic depression and widespread poverty caused by the Panic of 1893 . He could not control the Panic because he could not make structural sense of it. (Ketu with Shani structure.) He was ideologically opposed to government safety-nets, and thus was forced to hope that the primitive 'laws' of the economy (Shani-Ketu-11) would self-correct before the nation collapsed. He was largely vilified for mishandling the crisis.

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

  • Rahu-Meza * mask of competitive, pioneering, urgent force
  • Rahu in bhava-5 * glamorous or unusual children; out-of-bounds creativity and amplified romance; charismatic center-of-attention; seeks a special, important role in politics, performance arts, literary arts, celebrity events or political splendor. Opportunistic, ambitious children.

Rahu-Meza-5 politics ruled by nichha-Kuja-8 shows the extraordinary energy of undisclosed, masked power brokering, extortion, and intense emotional manipulation that characterized not only Cleveland's lifetime career in politics but also the entire national culture of his era

Rahu located in the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra and rules by nichha-Kuja-2. Ruler of 11 in 2 is a significant dhanayoga but also shows risk due to nichha-Kuja. Associated with the Panic of 1893 and its threat of massive economic collapse

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Cleveland had intensive interactions with the economic systems of the large cities and the federal government. Initially due to Shani-yuti-Ketu-5 politics he was himself engaged in marketplace corruption of the Machine. However during his second term as POTUS he acquired responsibility for maintaining economic systems during the devastating Panic of 1893.

  • Ketu-Thula * incomplete alliance, empty trades, negotiations
  • Ketu in classroom-11 * absentee friends, disregards community * no barriers in community, absent from network, vacuous associations, irrelevance of the material goals
  • Ketu-yuti-Shani * surrendered structures, empty governance, apathetic endurance

POTUS 22-24 partner * Frances Folsom Cleveland * 1864-1947

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativity

Purvaphalguni * Yoni

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

BPL commentary:

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

Feminine figures such as sisters, aunts, and wives, along with partnerships, contracts, bargains, sensual pleasures, lovers, artistic beauty, luxurious scents, treasuries, financial arrangements, and music, may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from Zosma

"... an oval face, whose features are well proportioned
  • and a quiet, well modulated voice, soft and cultured.
She is modest and unassuming
  • but has a strong and fine character beneath her quiet demeanor.

Very hospitable and sociable, she likes to meet people

  • and is interested in what they have to say and in their troubles.

She likes to sew or embroider

  • and is often occupied with such tasks.

She also is keenly interested in occult subjects

  • And likes to listen to discussions on these matters and to read about them.

She is scrupulous in her obligations

  • and a favor done to her will always be repaid promptly with something else added."

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha Timeline


Frances Folsom Cleveland in 1888 (age 24)

Her image of liberal youthful gentility was enormously popular amongst the working classes and generally among progressive folks. Her image was appropriated by a huge variety of sales, marketing, and advertising, publications without her consent, falsely implying her endorsement, but she tolerated this expedient abuse. Guru-yuti-Rahu-3 media-image, publications.


Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston in 1933 (age 69) leading the Needlework Guild to sew for the Depression's homeless. Typical of Purvaphalguni women, she liked to embroider and sew.

Rahu Mahadasha

21-July-1864 Earthbody-Entry * Rahu-Guru period * Guru atmakaraka

23-July-1875 decease of Father (her age 11) * Rahu-Surya period * Surya rules 2nd-from-Surya

Guru Mahadasha

Sept-1885 until May-1886 * Frances (an only child) and her widowed mother to whom she was extremely close, undertake a nine-month tour of seven European capitals, arranged by the White House * Guru-Ketu period * Ketu wandering * dharmesha Mangala-yuti-Ketu-9 world travel

17-May-1886 Frances' paternal grandfather, a minister who was scheduled to perform her wedding ceremony, dies only 16 days before the wedding * Guru-Ketu period * Ketu severance, sudden disconnection

02-June-1886 marriage-1 to POTUS-22-24 Interstate Commerce 1837-1908 Grover Cleveland who was 28 years her senior (her age 21) * Guru-Zukra period

03-Oct-1891 child-1 * Guru-Mangala period * Mangala rules 9-children

Shani Mahadasha

07-Jan-1904 death of eldest child Ruth Cleveland (child's age 12, from diphtheria) * Shani-Zukra period * Zukra rules 2-from-9

24-June-1908 death of husband-1 Grover Cleveland * Shani-Rahu period

10-Feb-1913 marriage-2 to Thomas Preston, a university professor (her age 48) * Shani-Guru period * Guru rules Chandra-navamsha

Budha Mahadasha

27-Dec-1915 decease of Mother * Budha-Ketu period

Ketu Mahadasha

Zukra Mahadasha

29-Oct-1947 Earthbody-Exit (age 83) * Zukra-Guru period* Guru rules 2nd-from-Chandra

POTUS-22-24 Interstate Commerce Grover Cleveland * uttama + nichha-Mangala + Chandra married a beautiful 21-year-old wife when he was 49. "Frankie" bore him five children and raised them in publicly visible context during his second presidency. Her greatest service to him was to rescue his reputation. Cleveland endured a near-crushing scandal when it was discovered that he had fathered a "love child" His young - effectively second - wife promptly rectified his reputation from "Grover the Rover" to conventionally avowed and socially normalized husband and father.

Surya * pitrikaraka

Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds, brightly contemplative, focus on seclusion, invisible light-source provides guidance, intelligence for private prayer, eye on imagination

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Further strengthening the bonds of Cleveland's second marriage are the Rahu-Ketu Mesha-Thula axis both D-1 and D-9 of Frances Cleveland' s nativity matched tightly to the Rahu-Ketu Mesha-Thula axis of Grover Cleveland. Her Kumbha moon occupies his navamsha Chandra-Zukra-Kumbha-10 showing the social dignity and career protection (Chandra) that she brought to the scandal-prone Cleveland.

Her moon also matches Zukra-Kumbha axis among many other matches. The second marriage produced five children and was said to be happy. However they were 28 years apart by birth and he died when she was 46.

At 48 she remarried which is predicted via her Guru-yuti-Rahu pair where Rahu is her first husband (clearly) whereas her second husband was a quiet college professor (Guru).

Surya in bhava-12 combined with Mangala-yuti-Ketu-9 would suggest a premature demise of her father



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