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Ulster-Scots Dissenter American


preceded by

succeeded by

married to:

lifelong friend of his former Civil War commanding officer

also a close personal friend of



POTUS-25 * served 1897-1901

(assassinated in office)

died of septic infection after assassination bullet (age 58 )

William McKinley

Earthbody-Entry Sunday-29-Jan-1843

fleshdeath 14-Sept-1901


POTUS-25 from 1897 until 1901 (assassinated in office)* William McKinley * 1843-1901

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

Mula * Nirriti

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

BPL commentary:

For Mula nativities, the condition of limitless, observing, uncoupling, surrendering, wandering, dispersing Ketu may considerably affect the outcome.

Spirit guides, astral beings, cutters, winds, flags, tails, cloudy figures, agents of impermanence and release, of forgiveness and surrender, freedom from conventions, disregard of consequences, and inner listening may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance from the civilizations of Al-Shaula

"... a shrewd and capable character - an organizer,

  • who is able to handle people

  • and make them serve his needs through tact and diplomacy.

A politician.

An orator who is capable of swaying his audiences

  • yet who is not sincere

  • but may even be unfaithful to his constituents

  • and ungrateful and unappreciative of favors received if the occasion arises.

The type of person who, while one is still in his presence, holds one spellbound;

  • but who when he leaves, also leaves a lurking distrust behind him.

Extremely clever and capable ."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline


William McKinley age 15

Surya Mahadasha

29-Jan-1843 Earthbody-Entry * Surya-Shani period * atmakaraka Shani

Chandra Mahadasha * Chandra-yuti-Guru yuti Surya

Mangala Mahadasha

1861 left college after first semester * Mangala-Chandra period * Chandra chidra-dasha randhresha-8 identity change

Rahu Mahadasha

1867 passed the bar-exam in Ohio * Rahu-Guru period * Guru bandesha-4 examinations, licenses; also Guru rules 10th-navamsha career career

25-Jan-1871 marriage to Ida Saxton * Rahu-Budha period

25-Dec-1871 birth of child-1 * Rahu-Budha period * Budha dharmesha-9 from Chandra

25-June-1875 death of child-1 * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra maraka rules-2 from putra-5

Oct-1877 McKinley's political career begins as POTUS-19 Railroad Strike 1877 Rutherford B. Hayes calls a special session of Congress. * Rahu-Chandra period * Chandra- randhresha-8 undisclosed power

Guru Mahadasha

24-Nov-1892 decease of Father * Guru-Chandra period * Chandra rules 7th-from-Surya-Makara * Guru-yuti-Chandra

03-Nov-1896 elected POTUS-25 * Shani-Shani swabhukti * atmakaraka Shani

Shani mahadasha

25-Apr-1898 declared war against Spanish for purpose of liberating the island of Cuba, following the insistence of his Assistant Secretary of War POTUS-26National Parks Theodore Roosevelt* Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules-2 voice and bhratrupathi-3 announcements

06-Sept-1901 shot and fatally wounded * Shani-Budha period * Budha rules maraka-7

14-Sept-1901 fleshdeath * died of septic infection after assassination bullet, age 58 * Shani-Budha period * Budha rules maraka--7

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

stout fleshbody Guru-yuti-Chandra

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Young McKinley fought in the USA Civil War with an Ohio regiment. lifelong friend of his former commanding officer (for four years) during the Civil War, POTUS-19 Railroad Strike 1877 Rutherford B. Hayes. Under Hayes, young McKinley earned the rank of Brevet Major, and he continued to use the title "Major McKinley" as an adult. McKinley considered Hayes to be a second father and mentor. They remained close friends for the rest of their lives. * Vriddhipathi-11 Zukra-1 mentors; also, military friends Mangala-11

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

From Chandra-Makara lagna, the mature voice of 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

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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Father owned a chain of iron foundries, notable regional businessman member of financial consortium * dharmesha-9 pitrikaraka Surya in 2 capital wealth

7th of 8 children * large family of origin * Guru-Chandra-Surya in 2

lifelong outspoken Methodist (abolitionist Ohio family of origin). McKinley is described as a pious religionist, well mannered and dignified, and somewhat remote even while actively engaged in addressing the (mainly financial) issues at hand. Critics say that his politeness was the perfect mask for the skullduggery going on behind his sincere and friendly face. * lagnesha nichha Makara-Guru parivartamsha Dhanushya-Shani

McKinley's boss-friend by all accounts was the influential Ohio coal-and-iron businessman Kingmaker Mark Hanna. In the late 1900's Ohio, the big money was in mining and minerals. Hanna was pugnacious, controlling, and had big money. Hanna paid all costs of McKinley's political campaigns, which freed McKinley from needing to discover what his electorate wanted . Hanna managed McKinley's career. With few exceptions Hanna determined McKinley's voting and veto behaviors. * lagnesha *Mula radical lagna * nichha Makara-Guru parivartamsha Dhanushya-Shani-1

McKinley was reputed to be a friendly person, well-liked by all and serious in his attempts to understand act responsibly upon the issues of the day. His friends included many highly placed politicians including Ohio Senator and soon POTUS-20 Universal Education 1831-1881 James Garfield. McKinley had remarkably few political enemies. * Vriddhipathi-11 Zukra-1 and 11 is strong mentors while rogesha-6 Zukra-1 rules an empty satkona

McKinley was considered by most of his peers and most later historians to have been sorely manipulated by Hanna and Hanna's cohort. In an age of "cronyism" entire cohorts of financially privileged and ambitious men would "hunt in packs" in order to promote their commercial interests. They often chose a puppet figure with a handsome face, an open heart, and a big smile, to legitimate their goals and enforce their policies

see: POTUS-40 American Life 1911-2004 Ronald Reagan

McKinley's thematic ideological principle = whatever is good for Big Business is good for America. His wealthy supporters certainly endorsed this principle, and the decisions of the McKinley administration uniformly apply this principle. *Mula radical lagna * nichha Makara-Guru parivartamsha Dhanushya-Shani-1

Aside from being Hanna's patsy, McKinley was criticized for being too soft and too diplomatic, particularly when the "war machine" industrialists were anxious to begin the war in Cuba. Naturally it was the iron-and-steel men who smelled a profit. Most of McKinley's administration was consumed with the issue of USA intervention to "free" Cuba from its colonial owner, Spain. When the USA won, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Cuba were ceded. Little else was accomplished. * Vriddhipathi-11 and rogesha-6 Zukra-1 yuti the Mahadashapathi Shani during Shani-Shani swabhukti

While McKinley dragged his feet looking for diplomatic solutions (Zukra), the war-mongers accused him of spinelessness and lack of manly ambition. His Assistant Secretary of War at the time, soon to be POTUS-26 National Parks 1843-1919 Theodore Roosevelt, complained that McKinley has "no more backbone than a chocolate éclair". Eventually McKinley acquiesced to the will of the war-profiteers, and a costly bloody Spanish-American war ensued. The expense of managing the acquired territories have dogged the national budget ever since. rogesha-6 Zukra-1 started a hundred-year debt but Mula Alakshmi is unconcerned with consequences.

After three years in office dealing mainly with the proposed war, McKinley was doing a ceremony in Buffalo New York when he was shot at close range on 06-Sept-1901. Shani-Budha period. Shani rules-2 and Budha rules maraka-7 .

Mrs. Ida Saxton McKinley



circa 1900, official photograph of Mrs. Ida McKinley, First Lady

Mrs. Ida Saxton McKinley was well-placed socially in her town, finely educated for her era, and had worked in her father's bank. She was 23 and Mr. McKinley was 27 when they married. Although beautiful, intelligent and an unfailing supporter of her husband's career, Ida suffered from fragile health including epilepsy.

Enduring an endless grief from the childhood deaths of both of her daughters which coincided with the death of her mother, she was increasingly unable to attend public functions.

7th-from-Chandra-2 = Karkata-8, indicates the masked, undisclosed mate

Ketu in yuvati-bhava-7 also confirms Mrs. McKinley's distance from most of her husband's life activities.

Her epilepsy and other health concerns were compassionately accommodated by her husband, who showed her every respect and affection in public. His finances might at times have been somewhat strained by his wife's condition via Chandra randhresha-8 in-2; however she would have been integrated easily into his large family of origin (2) and his religious ideology (Surya dharmesha-9 ) would also have smoothed any unevenness in their public presentation.

Zukra-yuti-Shani-yuti-Rahu cluster and the general cleverness of Mula nativities suggest that additional discrete involvements for Mr. McKinley may have obviated any marital unavailability. Most of Ida's expected social duties as the wife of a high official were carried out by various other ladies. She died quietly in 1907, a few years after her husband was killed.


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