Chief Justice USA Supreme Court 1921-1930
Professor of constitutional law at Yale Law School * 1913-1921
POTUS-27 * 1909-1913
Secretary of War * 1904-1908 under POTUS-26 National Parks 1858-1919 Theodore Roosevelt
Governor-General of Philippines * 1901-1903
Appellate Court Judge, 6th Circuit * 1892-1900
USA Solicitor General * 1890-1892
Earthbody-Exit 08-Mar-1930 (age 72)
POTUS-27 partner * 1909-1913
Nellie Herron Taft
nativity of Nellie Herron Taft
Earthbody-Exit 22-May-1943 (age 81)
POTUS-27 + Chief Justice USA Supreme Court + Gov-General Philippines * William Howard Taft * 1857-1930
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Howard_Taft * tentatively rectified by BP Lama
charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
Jyeztha * Kita * Thrikketta
For Jyeztha nativities, the condition of conversational, discursive, explanatory, instructional, argumentative, commercializing Kumara may considerably affect the outcome.
Siblings, cousins, schoolmates, bandmates, team-mates, entourage, ensemble, neighbors, managers, cohort, coterie, collaborative group, publishers, messengers, merchants, commercial agents, reporters, writers, scripts, plans, schedules, instructions, radio-television-internet, news-media, conferences, committees, discussions, travel itineraries, and texts may be especially influential.
Guidance from instructors in the civilizations of Antares.
Budha-ruled Jyeztha gentlemen are typically outspoken, incisive and decisive, competitive, descriptive, and authoritative communicators. They maintain a deep sense of mental seniority. Capable writers, Ketta men are quick-witted and skilled in handcraft. Articulate and pro-active to the point of verbal aggression, they find a ready audience on topics of a mysterious, hidden, or forbidden nature.
Thriketta fellows may be handlers of secrets of a sexual, psychological, political, military, engineering, or financial nature.
Masters of verbal control and manipulation, Zakra chaps are often found in politics. Jyeztha use words to manage an ever-transforming experience of power. In the process of channeling these mysterious and compelling kinetic energies, Thriketta men may engage in sexual intrigue and dangerous liaisons. Ketta-born are natural psychologists., and they can become transformative healers when their sexual energy consciousness evolves. Themes of verbal contest, sexual energy transfer, and healing discovery may contextualize Jyeztha's terrestrial experience. Also applicable to Chandra in Jyeztha
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 85
"A dark and sensitive nature ...
On the surface they are respectable, law abiding citizens, ostensible church-goers,
Smooth, oily, and suave to all appearances,
Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha
Ketu Mahadasha * birth until age 6
15-Sept-1857 Earth-birth * Ketu-Zukra period * Zukra rules 7-law
Zukra Mahadasha * age 6 until age 26
1866 (age 9) Taft sustained a skull fracture when the horses spooked and the family wagon overturned. As an adult, he displayed a depression in the skull which was observed by his physicians. Rahu-Ketu opposition age-9. * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * near-death experience, rebalancing
1878 baccalaureate degree from Yale College * Zukra-Shani period * Shani rules 4-diploma
1880 bachelor of laws (LLB) earned from Cincinnati Law School * Zukra-Budhai period * Budha diploma
Feb-1882 (age 25) appointed by POTUS-21 Civil Service 1829-1886 Chester B. Arthur as Tax Collector for the Cincinnati. region * Zukra-Budha period * Budha rules 10th dashamamsha * uttama-Budha-11-goals, salary
Surya Mahadasha * age 26 until age 32
April-1888 in order to retain his judicial seat on the Ohio Supreme Court, Mr. Taft had to campaign for election * he did and he won * Surya-Budha period * Surya-yuti-Budha * Budha-uttama rules 11-goals
Chandra Mahadasha * age 32 until age 42
08-Sept-1889 child-1 Robert Taft . Son Robert became a significant figure in American government * Chandra-Chandra swabhukti * Chandra rules-9
21-May-1891 decease of father Alfonso Taft * Chandra-Rahu period
Mangala Mahadasha * age 42 until age 51
Jan-1900 asked by POTUS-25 Gold Standard 1843-1901 William McKinley to supervise the establishment of democratic governance in the Philippines. Taft accepts on condition that upon his return, he will be appointed to the USA Supreme Court * Mangala-Rahu period * Rahu-5 exotic political environments
July-1901 Taft becomes Civilian Governor of Philippines (until Dec-1903) * Mangala-Guru period * Guru rules 5-politics
Sept-1901 near-fatal ruptured abscess of the perineum requires emergency surgery * Mangala-Guru period * Guru-6 injuries rules maraka-2 (near death)
Nov-1901 a second surgery * Mangala-Guru period * Guru-6 injuries rules maraka-2 (near death)
Feb-1902 a third surgery for complications * Mangala-Shani period * Shani rules 4-end of things, stabilization (final surgery)
Rahu Mahadasha * age 51 until age 69
POTUS-27 * served 04-Mar-1909 until 04-Mar-1913
1906 in the heated political environment of Prohibition, declares himself a tea-totaler but supports free choice. His wife Nellie remains a Wet. * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu-5 political drama
08-Dec-1907 grieved the decease of mother * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti
03-Nov-1908 * wins POTUS-27 election ** Rahu-Rahu swabhukti
03-March-1909 * inauguration day * Rahu-Rahu-swabhukti
May-1909 wife Nellie suffers a severe paralytic stroke (she slowly painfully gained a partial recovery) * Rahu-Guru period * Guru rules 6th-from-Zukra ailment of wife
05-Nov-1912 * loses POTUS election to rival POTUS-28 The State 1856-1924 Woodrow Wilson * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules 12th-from-5th, loss of election
01-April-1913 starts professor of constitutional law at Yale University. * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules 4-schooling
30-June-1921 appointed Chief Justice USA Supreme Court by POTUS-29 Teapot Dome Scandal Warren G Harding . Instantly confirmed by Congress with no hearings.* Rahu-Surya period * Surya karmesha
served supreme court 11-July-1921 until 03-Feb-1930 *
Guru Mahadasha * age 69 until decease age 72
03-Feb-1930 end service Chief Justice USA Supreme Court due to illness * Guru-Budha period * Budha rules 8-identity change
08-Mar-1930 Lightbody Lift-off (age 72) * Guru-Budha period * Budha gives effect of Ketu
features of the nativity
The father (Surya) of POTUS-27 William Howard Taft was Mr. Alfonso Taft, a respected national political bureaucrat and attorney from Ohio. Alfonso served in several elite roles at the national political-administrative level .
Due to his diplomatic work, dad was often away Surya-yuti-Ketu. Mom was the dominant parent. Despite Cincinnati being a regional not national center, William was raised with familiarity of D.C.national politics, and he traveled European capital cities with his family. By the end of college, he had obtained the global perspective required for his future political work.
Mahadasha sequence Zukra-Surya-Chandra-Mangala-Rahu-Guru spans a political career starting immediately after passing his law exam, and ending with his death. Taft's political career was defined by numerous elite appointments (Zukra-9 father rules 7- relationships) but endured only three elections (Surya-yuti-Ketu weak engagement in elections).
The Taft family are considered a USA political dynasty, albeit a subtle one. The sons and grandsons of POTUS-27 have served in the USA Senate, as Governor of Ohio, and other leadership positions. Beginning with Alfonso Taft and continuing to the present day, there have been Taft family members working in national government during most POTUS administrations.
Mom was a highly educated woman. Louise Torrey graduated from Mt. Holyoke College in 1845. She specialized in the amusements, entertainments, intelligence-gathering which promoted her husband's career. Mom served as political advisor Chandra-Simha to many including Taft's political father.
The family moved regularly with the father's various positions, from Cincinnati OH to Washington D.C. and his father was stationed in embassies in Russia and Austro-Hungary. Mom was reportedly demanding toward her children, expecting their vigorous performance Somana-yuti-Kuja. Young William Taft was allied with his mother's character from birth as seen via his lagnesha Kuja-yuti-Chandra in Magha-1 within 1-degree of orb. When young William became an adult, his mom promoted his career even more enthusiastically than she had helped her husband's.
MARRIAGE emotional support partnership 7th-from-Chandra-10
Helena "Nellie" Herron was an educated and socially astute woman. Her skill in social entertainments was praised for its inclusiveness and its grace.
7th-from-Chandra-Simha-10 = Kumbha bhava-4 home, household, routines .
Nellie was a shrewd realist in political matters (Shani), and she directed Taft's career adeptly. As his mother had been for his father, Nellie was William Taft's most important adviser. Taft often remarked that at each step of his career that it was Nellie -- not him -- who decided whether he should accept the next opportunity or revert to the simple judicial practice that he always preferred. Shani rules 7th-from-Chandra and Shani-yuti-Chandra as well as Shani-yuti-Zukra, indicating the depth of the loyalty and duty bond between the partners.
PHYSIQUE * Chandra
William Howard Taft stood nearly six-feet tall. Since college, his fleshbody was remarkably heavy-set (330 pounds at his peak weight)
Taft was dubbed "Big Bill." Taft was the largest president in American history. Reportedly he once got stuck in the White House bathtub. His advisors had to help him navigate certain tight spaces, both physically and politically. Taft wrote in letters that when prevented from eating he was greatly inconvenienced.
Somana-yuti-Kuja-Lagnesha produces an emotionally sensitive personality seeking comfort from food. The role of emotional stress in his eating patterns is indicated by the fact that after losing the re-election in 1912, Taft also lost 80 pounds within a year.
He was a tea-total-er (non-alcohol drinker, only tea) as suggested by drug-avoider Zukra-yuti-Shani . Yet he supported others' right to drink as they pleased. He suffered heart problems throughout adult life Surya-yuti-Ketu + Simha-heart Somana-yuti-Kuja-rogesha.
Rahu-7 agreements, partnerships, alliances = ruled by Guru-8 undisclosed activities, and Guru-8 is protected by Sarala Yoga provided by Mangala-12. During an era of continuing scandals, Taft experienced no physical, financial, or political harm to himself
Randhresha-8 Mangala receives drishti of Brihaspati-8 . Professor Guru holds many secrets (8). Sarala Yoga protects Taft from dangerous revolutionary (8) conditions in Philippines and Panama (Mangala-12(, and also protects him from dangers of undisclosed political corruption (Simha) in USA.
During Mangala-12 Mahadasha, career years outside his USA homeland, in foreign service (Philippines, Panama).
Budha-uttama = karmesha + lagnesha, and Budha-yuti-Surya-vyayapathi-12
Taft was raised partly in distant lands due to his ambassador father's political appointments. William Taft developed a distinguished career in foreign service (12) supported by the camouflaged going-on of hidden power-politics (8).
Son of a high ranking government official Alfonso Taft (Surya-1 = influence of father) William Taft was considered a hard worker (Shani drishti to Kanya lagna) with a natural affinity for management and administration (lagnesha uttama-Budha-1). Observers commented that while Taft was not especially charismatic (Surya-yuti-Ketu) he was nevertheless persistently capable (uttama-Budha)
Taft was well-liked in bureaucratic circles due to his diligent handling of "process" (Shani drishti to uttama-Budha-Surya-1). His family name was respected due to his father's reputation (Surya)
William Howard Taft showed few earmarks of political ambition (weakened Surya). In fact, he stood for only three elections in his entire 50-year career : one for judgeship in Cincinnati, and two for POTUS. His other roles were all granted by private appointment (Guru-8 + Mangala-12).
Guru-6-Bharani vastly multiplies the incidence of health issues related to 2-food and 5-heart-spine.
Guru rules 5-8 from Chandra-Simha-10, suggesting an emotional affinity for politics and a need for secret-keeping. Taft notoriously required his physicians to withhold the seriousness of his ailments from his family members, in order to prevent the press from discovering the dire state of his health.
Guru-6 drishti to Chandra + drishti to lagnesha Kuja = HEALTH emotional and physical
Taft suffered from severe sleep apnea as a complication of obesity.
Taft's physique measure 5-foot-11-inches (59 inches) and his maximum bodyweight peaked at 330 lbs.
In modern terms, his physique would be adjudged as morbidly obese. However, while a modern sufferer might be confined to a wheelchair, Taft played golf, rode horses, and walked regularly whenever freed from the daily suffering of gout.
He suffered lumbago (lower back pain), chronic acid-reflux, constipation requiring laxative treatment, gout in both feet so severe that he could not walk during gout attacks, and kidney stones (gout stones).
Blunt force trauma
He was repeatedly thrown from horses, and was in various automobile collisions having his hand slammed in doors and other deep bruising. He regularly lost his voice from demanding political speeches, caused partly by political campaigns that required 17 speeches per day.
reportedly once got stuck in the Whitehouse bathtub.
Zukra-9 rules 7-law = -philosophy of justice, theory of Constitutional Law
William Taft's ambitious wife Nellie Herron, herself the product of a political dynasty hailing from the USA northeastern cities, oft bemoaned her husband's lack of personal desire to play and win (5 = 7th-from-Zukra). Historians consider Nellie as the driving force of Taft's lifelong political career.
Taft enjoyed a significant Dhana-yoga = Zukra dhanakaraka rules-2 + Zukra occupies-11. Although not ostentatiously entreasured due to limitations of Zukra-yuti-Shani , Taft and his family had most of their entertaining, living, travel, and house-servant expenses paid by the USA government (Shani) throughout his lifetime career in government service. Thus his somewhat reduced salary did not impede a comfortable high-governance lifestyle.
Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)
Taft's career was the product of arrangements made by Others (Rahu-7). He himself (Ketu-1) had no interest in electioneering.
Rahu-7 mahadasha = his age 44-62 = the central mid-career phase. Rahu-Rahu swabhukti began in the first month of his term as POTUS-27. Rahu encouraged opportunism and amplified Taft's gift for negotiations with exotic, unusual, self-important, or taboo-breaking persons or contracts. After the four-year presidency, Taft negotiated an unprecedented (Rahu rule-break) arrangement to be placed directed into the role of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. To date, no-one else has ever started as Chief Justice in any US Supreme Court whether national or state level.
Rahu-7 strongest desire = to negotiate, to judge, to arrange settlements, to deliver equity parity fairness justice. However typical of Rahu, Taft's route to the justice position was irregular and opportunistic due to his relationship with the appointer, POTUS-29 Teapot Dome Scandal Warren G Harding .
Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka
Ketu-11 is not committed to any fact, agreement, tenet, or principle. Ketu-11 generally bends to the excitement and desires of stronger Rahu-5 personalities. Taft was part of machine politics, and he played along with the party handlers.
The intelligent but unexciting Taft Budha-yuti-Ketu + Surya-yuti-Ketu was intended to be a placeholder president while Taft's flamboyant and somewhat manic (Rahu-5) partner, POTUS-26 National Parks 1858-1919 Theodore Roosevelt had to wait-out a term. Due to his campaign promises, TR was unable to hold office 1908-1912 but TR wanted to run again in 1916. Taft agreed to administer the tasks of the presidency as if Taft were a copy of TR. A highly unlikely candidate who rarely campaigned, he won POTUS-27 during Rahu-Rahu swabhukti due to TR's powerful political machine.
But then, Rahu Mahadasha emboldened Taft while RRahu had not yet matured. Taft surprised everyone (and made many enemies) by challenging TR's progressive policies and by running against TR in the 1916 election. The notoriously difficult Rahu-Shani period however proved too daunting and Taft lost the rogue election . Shani rules 12th-from-5th = lost election.
Surya-yuti-Ketu = Taft could not sustain the role of self-important, fascinating personality which is generally required in political elections. Both Roosevelt and Taft lost badly, handing the majority of virtually every state to the new face = POTUS-28 The State 1856-1924 Woodrow Wilson. After age 48 (Rahu maturity) Taft nevermore participated in elections.. He taught law school and was appointed to the Supreme Court.
POTUS-27-partner from 1909 until 1913 * Helen Louise Herron = Nellie Herron Taft * 1861-1943
birth data from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Herron_Taft * tentatively rectified by BP Lama
charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
Mriga-zirasa * Mraga * Marga-ziraza * Agrahayani
For Mriga-sirasa natives, the condition of pioneering, direct, yang-energy, forward-pushing bhratru-karaka Mangala considerably affects the outcome.
Brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, dancers, champions, challengers, inventors, explorers, dis-coverers, engineers, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pursuers, and competitions and battles may be especially influential.
Instructional guidance from the civilizations of Orion.
Kuja-ruled Mriga-zirasa ladies tend to be physically fit, agile, energetic sportswomen and dancers. They are often found in politics, entertainment, and commerce, especially in sales, marketing, and advertising roles where their energy delivers competitive advantage.
Mraga are surprisingly accurate markswomen, able to handle weapons if necessary. They often have an interest in metalcraft. Agrahayani ladies may have a special affinity for quadruped animals, brothers, and soldiers. Due to the crystalline structure of their noses, Mraga-born have an extraordinarily acute sense of smell.
Vrishabha pada 1-2 represent the 7-12 angle and the Zukra-Kuja attraction. Pada 1-2 pursue gracious arrangements, match-making, and brokerage in secluded environments, such as the private bedroom or in distant lands. Their goal is the formation of vitally valuable partnerships. Depending upon Yogakaraka Shani ruler of 9+10, the Vrishabha pada of Krittika have a stronger propensity toward governance roles,
Mithunaya pada 3-4 represent the 6-11 angle and the Budha-Kuja tension. Pada 3-4 are vocal socialites skilled in conflict intervention, and natural ministers of aid. Pada 3-4 may focus on community activism, economic profits, and service to the wounded (whether the wounds are physical, mental, or emotional).
Themes of forward movement, group activity, and sporting competition may contextualize Mriga's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Mriga-zirasa
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra, p 91
"Usually this person is born in a wealthy family or at least well-to-do.
She is an entertaining and interesting speaker
If she adopts a public career, she will be successful and honored.
She is fond of beautiful clothes,
Her favorite color is green."
Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha
born 4 months before
Shani Mahadasha * age birth until age 6.5
02-June-1861 Earth-birth * Shani-Chandra period * Chandra-11
Budha Mahadasha * age 6.5 until age 23.5
1879 (her age 18, his age 22) first introduced to POTUS-27 Dollar Diplomacy 1857-1930 William Howard Taft * Budha-Rahu period
Ketu Mahadasha * age 23 .5 until age 30.5
08-Sept-1889 child-1 Robert Taft . Son Robert became a significant figure in American government * Ketu-Guru period
Zukra Mahadasha * age 30.5 until age 50.5
July-1901 * William Taft becomes Civilian Governor of Philippines, and the family moves to an exotic, unfamiliar climate. Nellie learns functional Tagalog, and her Manila entertainments include the Filipino aristocracy * Zukra-Rahu period * Rahu cultural Mix-Master
03-Nov-1908 * William H. Taft wins POTUS-27 election * Zukra-Budha period * Budha rules 15-elections
May-1909 Nellie suffers paralytic stroke, damaging her voice, mouth, face, and right-side limbs. Her entertaining duties are accomplished by her sisters. * Zukra-Budha period * Budha rules 2-containing double-maraka Ketu-yuti-Kuja = near-death experience, face, voice
Surya Mahadasha * age 50.5 until age 56.5
05-Nov-1912 * loses POTUS election to rival POTUS-28 The State 1856-1924 Woodrow Wilson. After many years of living in Washington + assignments in Philippines + Cuba, the Taft family returns to Cincinnati. * Surya-Mangala period * Mangala rules 12- retreat into invisibility + Ketu-yuti-Kuja disconnection
Chandra Mahadasha * age 56.5 until age 66.5
30-June-1921(her age 60) Wm. Taft appointed Chief Justice USA Supreme Court. The family returns to Washington DC and Nellie resumes her mutlifaceted social calendar * Chandra-Guru period * Guru rules-8 rejuvenation + 11-revenue * Chandra-11 parivartamsha uttama-Guru-3 = socialite expansion
Mangala Mahadasha * age 66.5 until age 73.5
08-Mar-1930 (her age 67) decease of husband Wm. Taft * Mangala-Guru period * Guru rules 2nd-from-7
Rahu Mahadasha * age 73.5 until age decease age 81
22-May-1943 decease (age 81) * Rahu-Budha period * Budha maraka rules-2
Distinctive Features of the Nativity
Nellie Herron Taft in the Whitehouse, New Year 1909 (before her serious stroke in May-1909)
Nellie's dad was a politically connected attorney. Dad's law partner was POTUS-19 Railroad Strike 1822-1893 Rutherford B. Hayes . Taft's father was a well-known attorney in Cincinnati, and their childhood families knew each other.
Surya-1 appearance, political personality
Unlike her portly husband, Nellie maintained a svelte figure and was always fashionably dressed Surya-yuti-Zukra . Her family background included attorneys, judges, and sundry politicians. The Taft children continued in national political and civic roles.
In the Edwardian era of ladylike quietude, Nellie was known as an independent, intelligent woman who formed and announced her own opinions. (Surya-1). Considered a cultural product of the Ragtime Era, Nellie was opposed to Prohibition, promoted women's suffrage, lobbied for workplace safety, smoked cigarettes, and drove her own car. She was socially active in Washington before, during, and after her husband's administration, and indeed after her husband's decease. Widowhood did not prevent her continuing activism.
Nellie's mom was also from a large politically networked family. Chandra-11 kahala-parivartamsha uttama-Guru-3
MARRIAGE partnership support expectations
7th-from-Chandra-11 = bhava-5 politics. Her husband POTUS-27 Dollar Diplomacy 1857-1930 William Howard Taft was a career politician, holding a series of small-to-large appointments including three elections, from law school until his decease.
Nellie Herron was a notable socialite. Chandra-11 parivartamsha uttama-Guru-3
lagnesha * rogesha
She vigorously promoted her husband's career via entertainments and personal diplomacy (Zukra-1) In maturity, Nellie Taft became an advocate for women's rights (Zukra rises in all varga).
Nellie was very pretty, as evidenced by the presence of Zukra in the lagna of virtually every varga of her nativity.
Always for the Vrishabha nativity, lagnesha Zukra wields a double-edged sword.
For Nellie, in addition to beauty and talent., Zukra rogesha brought a host of health imbalances
Despite her political intelligence and gracious conduct, in most photos Nellie appears exhausted. She suffered a major paralytic stroke only five months after her husband started his POTUS-27 term of office. The cerebral hemorrhage afflicted her face. She recovered most of her function, but the face was downturned. Surya rules Shani-4 fixity.
Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)
Rahu in bhava-8 put Nellie into the class of the secret-keepers who are often found in the political-partner role.
Nellie was first introduced to William Taft (she was 18, he was 22) during Budha-Rahu period. They were assigned to three years governance duty in the (at the time) isolated, very rural, and culturally foreign Philippines during her Zukra-Rahu period.
Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka
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