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Herbert Hoover signature

POTUS-31 * 1929-1933 * Great Depression

USA Secretary of Commerce 1921-1928

Author of 30 books * expert in mining and metallurgy

Herbert Clark Hoover (Huber)

Earthbody-Entry Tuesday-10-Aug-1874

Earthbody-Exit 20-Oct-1964 (age 90)



POTUS-31-partner * 1929-1933

National Leader of Girl Scouts

Lou Henry Hoover

Earthbody-Entry Sunday-29-Mar-1874

Earthbody-Exit 07-Jan-1944 (age 69)

nativity of Lou Henry Hoover


POTUS-31 from 1929 until 1933 * mining engineer, writer * Herbert Hoover * 1874-1964

birthdata from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Chitra * Tvastri

BPL commentary:

For Chitra 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, builders, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pursuers, and competitions and battles may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from civilizations of Spica.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939).Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 84

"Chitra natives are quiet, thoughtful, and profound.

Very slow in movement and of great dignity in bearing and manner.

  • they like to read books on serious and philosophical subjects.

they make good students in their youth.

they are also extremely clever with their hands,

  • which are strong, supple, and dexterous.

they like to do things or fashion things with their hands

  • and could be sculptors or artists or surgeons."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline



Hoover age 23 Perth, Australia, in the mining fields


Shani Mahadasha * age birth until 12.1

10-Aug-1874 Earthbody-Entry in West Branch, Iowa USA * Shani-Zukra period

1880 decease of Father * Shani-Mangala period * Mangala rules 12th-from-9th

late winter 1884 = decease of Mother * Shani-Rahu period

Budha Mahadasha * age 12.1 until 29.1

1895 bachelor's diploma in geology, from the newly established Stanford University College * Budha-Mangala period * Mangala-11 goals, mining

1897 travels to Australia for mining work, involving harsh conditions and high remuneration * Budha-Rahu period * Rahu foreign adventure

10-Feb-1899 marriage to POTUS-31-pair Girl Scouts 1874-1944 Lou Henry Hoover * Budha-Guru period * Guru rules swamsha * gochara R-K Dhanuzya-Mithunaya * contact navamsha R-K

1901 elected partner in Berwicke Moering Co. * Budha-Shani period * Shani rules 7th-from-Chandra partnerships

04-Aug-1903 Child-1 Herbert Jr. * * Budha-Shani period * Shani rules putrasthana-5

Ketu Mahadasha * age 29.1 until 36.1

1908 independent global mining consultant, specialist in financial and technical rescue of failing mines * Ketu-Guru and Ketu-Shani period * partnerships, Ketu failures

1909 published the most popular of his 30 books, De Re Metallica * literally Of Things Metallic translated as Principles of Mining, It became the leading university metals-mining textbook for several generations afterward. Most of the work probably done by his translator wife Lou Henry Hoover * Ketu-Shani period * Shani rules 3rd-from-3rd ++ Shani rules 7th-from-Chandra collaborator wife

Zukra Mahadasha * age 36.1 until 56.1

Mar-1921 until Aug-1928 * US Secretary of Commerce * Zukra-Guru until Zukra-Budha * Zukra 2-9 wealth adds effect of Guru ruler of career 7-10

Tues-06-Nov-1928 wins election to POTUS-31 * Zukra-Budha period * Budha lagnesha karmesha * Budha-11 goals yuti Chandra-Mangala-Surya

29-Oct-1929 Black Tuesday stock market crash begins The Great Depression* Zukra-Ketu chidradasha * Ketu collapse

Surya Mahadasha * age 56.1 until 62.1

Tues-08-Nov-1932 dramatically loses bid for re-election in a landslide vote favoring Hoover's ideological opponent POTUS-32 Fireside Chats 1882-1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt * Surya-Guru period * Guru rules 12th-from-5th loss of election * ALSO gochara Shani return to 5 ++ gochara Rahu return to 8

1934 publication The Challenge to Liberty * Surya-Shani period * cowriter wife Lou Henry Hoover * Shani rules 3rd-from-3rd ++ Shani rules 7th-from-Chandra collaborator wife

Chandra Mahadasha * age 62.1 until 72.1

1942 published America s First Crusade * Chandra-Shani period * cowriter wife Lou Henry Hoover * Shani rules 3rd-from-3rd ++ Shani rules 7th-from-Chandra collaborator wife

07-Jan-1944 fleshdeath of his wife, Lou Henry Hoover (Herbert's age 70) * Chandra-Ketu period * Ketu-2

Mangala Mahadasha * age 72.1 until 79.1

Rahu Mahadasha * age 79.1 until decease age 90

20-Oct-1964 Earthbody-Exit (age 90) * Rahu-Ketu period

Distinctive features of the Nativity:

Intensive cluster of graha in 11 focuses the nativity upon distribution systems

Hoover is generally ranked among the worst-performing presidents by historians and economists, as well as by any of the general public old enough to remember or have heard stories of the Great Depression. The primary complaint is that he did not act when there was still time to act. (Ketu bhukti)

The second complaint is that despite his documented abilities, he refused to accept any governance roles under POTUS-32 or POTUS-33 (nearly 20 years of self-exile. at the peak of his abilities).

The third complaint is that Hoover became a rogue broadcaster promoting the Nazi regime of Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 ny-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler as an effective tool against communism while relentlessly attacking POTUS-32 Fireside Chats 1882-1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Hoover might have suffered from Borderline personality disorder associated with the tragic early deaths of his parents.


Herbert Hoover and his family, 1930's California

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka


Hoover's dad was a farmer (Karkata) and a blacksmith (Surya-yuti-Budha, handworker, craftsman, smith)

Surya-11 mutual aspect with Shani-5

Surya radiates in Karkata-11-economy yet constrained by an almost equally strong Shani-Makara-5 = legal limits, governance, bureaucracy. This same Shani opposes his pushya-Chandra, indicating a deeply loyal and governing mate.

Surya occupies Karkata-11 and Budha-yuti-Surya and Surya-yuti-Mangala and Surya-yuti-Chandra. Intense focus (Surya) upon economic systems regulated by the mechanics of distribution and associative linkages.

Professor Surya accepts the elegantly structuring, disciplining, conventionalizing 7th drishti from Surya's arch-enemy Professor Shani, and Shani occupies politics-5.

Rahu in 10th-from indicates potential for governance and executive authority during Rahu periods

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Karkata * comforted by rhythmic tidal maternal soothing
  • Chandra in Pushyami * comforted by lawful customs * protectors of the ethno-social structure, sensitive legislators, sober caretakers, legally minded environmentalists
  • Chandra in classroom-11 * comfort in networks, connection, community, friendship
  • Somana-yuti-Surya * Emotionally entitled, needs centrality, feels like a king
  • Somana-yuti-Kuja * Emotionally competitive, needs movement, feels like a champion
  • Somana-yuti-Budha * Emotionally communicative, needs to evangelize, feels like a sibling

Chandra-11 mutual aspect to Shani-5

Chandra-Karkata is patriotic and parental. Yet the personal attachment to security and comfort may be constrained by regulating, contract-bound Makara Shani's overarching concern for the social law and social order.

Shani-Makara in 7th-from-Chandra represents Hoover's primary advisers, including his remarkable wife, who were generally conservative in their counsel.

Marriage 7th-from-Chandra-11

Hoover would have been a challenging marriage partner due to the complex of graha near Chandra, represented inter alia the early emotional wounding of his parent's premature deaths. His disciplined, steady, sober, and mature wife is represented by Shani-Makara-5, which indicates a capability for ordering the political environment (5), systematizing the children (5), and applying rules to the diva-type personalities (5) who are attracted to environments of celebrity and entitlement (5).

Also bhava-5 represents the redoubtable Lou Henry Hoover = 3rd-from-3rd publications. Hoover himself has no graha in bhava-3 yet he is purportedly the author of more than 30 books including detailed translations from other languages. With his Ketu-2 is rather unlikely that he would have dedicated the time needed to produce painstaking translations. It is more likely that the majority author of most of his literary works is actually Mrs. Hoover.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Mangala ruler of 3/8 can be a notoriously challenging graha for Kanya nativities

ashtagata-dosha Mangala suffers weakness caused by brilliant intelligent solipsistic Surya * solar burn within the range of 0-17 degrees from Surya makes Mangala somewhat crispy

Pushya-Mangala-mutual aspect to change-resistant Shravana-Shani. Mangala is prevented from moving forward as quickly as desired. Lawful restraint.

Mangala ruler of 8 and 8th-from-8 is a notoriously challenging agent for the Kanya nativity. Hoover's Kuja is not only nichha, but also Kuja is paired with hostile Budha.

Kuja is also suffering the ashtagata-dosha so that Kuja's outgoing energy rays are crippled by the self-righteous forces of politics and drama (burned by Surya).

Before 1929, Hoover enjoyed 20 smooth years of Zukra Mahadasha. Involved in high-profile programs like food distribution in war-torn Europe, Hoover was very busy, very visible, and due to his investments in international mining operations, also very wealthy. He was known as The Great Engineer. His reputation, crafted by political spinners but also based in a solid record of measurable achievements, was framed as a career of bold innovation and exploration (Mangala) mixed with business skill (Budha) patriotism (Chandra) and alpha-male leadership (Surya).

Rahu-8 in 10th-from the Karkata-11 complex provides the ambition albeit Rahu is controlled by Mangala and Mangala is nichha.

Mahadasha of Azlesa-Surya expresses nichha Kuja rules 3-8 and Rahu-8. The upheaval was violent and bitter.

At his age 56, during Surya-Mangala-nichha period, gochara Rahu transited into Meza-8, signaling the Rahu-Return craving for emergencies and upheaval. The Great Depression had started with apparently no warning and the nation was suddenly gripped by uncontrollable terror of starvation and social collapse.

Surya rules 12-invisibility. Kuja rules 8 and 8th-from-8. Shani rules 6. The Surya-Surya, Surya-Mangala, and Surya-Rahu periods were the worst. While many called for aggressive economic interventions, Hoover took sanctuary (12). Surya Mahadasha 1930-1936 was was lethargic (12, sleep). As gochara Shani moved into Makara-5 in Apr-1931 (Shani-5 stiff resistance to political charm) the nation went from boom to bust .

Delayed Action while Rahu-8 churns

The markets swung up and down, recovering somewhat in early 1930 only to crash again, with worldwide financial depression evident by the lowest part of the collapse in June 1932 during Surya-Rahu.

Folks were overcome with despair. During Surya-Kuja and Surya-Rahu, Hooverville slums full of destitute unemployed arose near every town and city.

In the eyes of many, Hoover bore personal responsibility for the spiraling economic (11) crisis of the Great Depression and the colossal scale of misery that it brought. He was blamed and accused - nichha-Mangala, nichha-Zukra.

Even after he lost re-election, Hoover retaliated twith a seven-year volley of vitriolic attack upon the policies and character of POTUS-32 Fireside Chats 1882-1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal safety-net program. Rather than admit the scope of the problem and suggest solutions, Hoover criticized, complained, and defended his failed actions while aggressively defaming the New Deal domestic antipoverty aid programs as socialist and communist in motive. Formerly a shining star, The Great Engineer was ostracized from government for seven years.

Chandra-Surya-Budha also afflicted by the contrariwise nichha-Kuja ruling Mix-Master Rahu-8 and broadcast 8th-from-8th

Surya mahadasha transitioned into Chandra Mahadasha in 1936 when Hoover was still a young 62. A man of striking organizational ability who could have been an elite leader during the economic recovery deployment and subsequent buildup to WW-2, Hoover was instead a man-without-portfolio in the USA government during 1932-1939. He was granted no authority. When invited to advise working committees, he refused.

Instead, under influence of the nichha-combust-randhresha Kuja, and Surya ruling 12 foreign lands, Hoover traveled to Germany independently, socialized with Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 ny-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler and his colleagues, and broadcast forceful radio speeches claiming that the Nazi regime and the Stalinist regime should fight it out between themselves. USA intervention in Europe's problem (including the holocaust atrocities) was in Hoover's view unjustified. Any USA alliance with Russ-Soviet 1878-1953 Man-of-Steel Josef Stalin would open the floodgates, spilling the demonic horrors of anti-democratic communism throughout the world.

Considered a pariah by all but a few ideological devotees, Hoover had minimal subscribers during his Chandra Mahadasha (age 62-72). However his anti-Stalinism crusade was better supported during his Mangala Mahadasha age 73-80. By the onset of Rahu Mahadasha in 1953, anti-communist rhetoric had become a standard of American politics, his public image as a defender of the American Way of Life was somewhat rehabilitated

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Budha-mutual aspect to Shani

Kanya-lagna = the emotionally motivated communicative cohort evangelical instructional team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra and 3rd-from Budha. Hoover was a master manager, skilled in book-writing, business planning, team-work, meetings, and frequent travels. Indicates journalism, historical and technical writings. Hoover published more than 30 books.

Hoover was a genius of management and supply-chain logistics. He could and did efficiently move billions of tons of food, tens of thousands of low-wage workers, and countless shipments of mining materials around the world.

Service Orientation of Kanya lagna expressed via Budha-11-systems

Hoover's relief efforts during the era of World War I attracted national attention. The helpless, bereaved, abandoned people (Kanya) could count on his aid, though others had not always aided him.

Guru * dhavakaraka

The Great Engineer was a large-systems thinker, planner, operationalizer

Brihaspati-yuti-Zukra in the emotionally motivated communicative cohort evangelical instructional team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra * Hoover co-authored more than 30 books with his wife Lou Henry Hoover. Modern historians suspect that Lou did most of the writing, but Herbert Hoover was almost as well-known for his publications as he was for holding leadership roles.

Guru rogesha-6 from Karkata Chandra signals emotional conflict

Zukra * kalatra-karaka * svadhu-karaka

Co-authored with his capable wife Lou Hoover , he wrote a standard academic-professional text on mining = Zukra-yuti-Guru = Kanya-lagna = 3rd-from-Budha

Zukra-1 rules the emotionally motivated community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra

Herbert Hoover enjoyed the help of his elder brother Theodore throughout life especially in developing the zinc recovery process. close emotional relationship and fleshly resemblance (Zukra-1) between Herbert Hoover and his elder brother.

Zukra rules 10-Reputation, Recognition

During Zukra mahadasha age 36-56, due partly to the extreme reticence of a grieving and dysfunctional POTUS-30 Price of Freedom 1872-1933 Calvin Coolidge, Mr. Hoover becomes "the most visible man in Government"

He was an iconic, socially admired figure representing the very best of his citizen class: scientifically educated, financially successful, and dedicated to better government through application of tested, innovative processes.

Super-Manager * all tasks accepted * meetings * teams

Guru-yuti-Zukra located in the managing, organizing, documenting, process-oriented 3rd-from-Chandra

Mar-1921 until Aug-1928 * Zukra-Guru period until Zukra-Budha period * age 46-52 mid-career

  • USA Secretary of Commerce. Newspaper wags referred to Hoover as Secy of Commerce and Assistant Secy of Everything Else.
Nov-1928 elected POTUS-31 * Zukra-Budha period

Public Powerhouse Budha

Professor Budha lagnesha karmesha rules 10th navamsha containing Rahu-yuti-Shani and Rahu occupies the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandraa.

Hoover had built up a tremendous reputation for successful management of large operations, and in the Nov-1928 election he enjoyed a massive landslide win. Perceived as the very icon of farm values, hands-on management, and moral integrity, Hoover started office in March, 1929.

In a time of flaunting luxury, ostentatious displays of wealth, and notorious lifestyle excess of the 'rentier' class, Hoover was elected on a platform of reducing government waste. The political evangelists proclaimed his proven ability to handle large-scale life sustenance.

Having brought food, clothing, and shelter (Chandra) to starving Europeans devastated by World-War-1, and having operated several highly profitable international businesses, Hoover seemed (Chandra, intuitions) able to fix America's ongoing poverty problems.

Zukra has plusses and minuses. In lagna, nichha Zukra benefits the personal wealth and grants a genetically pale complexion. Kendra-adhi-pati Guru brings large-scale (Guru) problems (Kanya) with wealth-treasuries in the forms of banking (2) and ideology (9).

Black Tuesday terrible stock market crash of Oct * Zukra-Ketu chidradasha

Less than eight months after he took office in March-1929, Black Tuesday struck and the Great Depression started. Faced with the huge scope (Guru) of the poverty and debt Guru-Kanya in the context of widespread (Guru) financial disaster Zukra-Kanya, Hoover in the most exhausted of all Ketu periods -- the chidradasha of Zukra mahadasha - DID NOTHING.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Makara-Draco * old hierarchies, pressured duty, old rules, must govern with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-5 * must create drama with scarce confidence; cautious of politics, conventional intelligence; chronic pressure on the heart

mutual aspect between Shani-5-Makara and Surya-Chandra-Mangala-Budha-11

Hoover was successful as a businessman-engineer but he encountered rigid obstacles as a politician (5)

Writing and Publication

Shani strong ruler of 3rd-from-3rd. Herbert Hoover wrote and published dozens of books in policy policy, governance, economics and mining. A few are still used in college courses today. Mrs. Lou Henry Hoover was a capable writer and translator (her chandra-3). She likely did most of the work on Hoover's earlier books. Shani in 7th-from-Chandra wife.

Famous for his lifelong commitment to children.

vidyapathi-5 Shani-5

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

  • Rahu-Meza * mask of competitive, urgent force
  • Rahu in bhava-8 * privilege via glamorous or unusual recycling, rebirth, reinvention; seeks revolutionary, catastrophic changes

Rahu-8 discovery, hidden assets Rahu-Mesha mining ruled by nichha-Kuja = occupies the career-empowered 10th-from-Chandra

For better or for worse, Rahu has a powerful effect on career.

Rahu occupies 10th navamsha yuti Shani

The stock market crash of 1929 and the sudden impoverishment of millions of Americans happened under Hoover's watch. Curiously, his own financial standing was not afflicted by the Great Depression.

Hated large inheritances. Rahu-8 ruled by nichha-Kuja-11

Hoover's later dislike of large inheritances also suggests the experience of being left on his own.

Rahu-8 exotic

Hoover made his fortune outside the US where he was a unique and fascinating figure. Likely he was more familiar with the "ex-pat" artificially dramatized "trickster" version of the American ex-pat engineer and explorer (Kuja). His own people (genetics- 2) rather bewildered him.

Rahu-8 non-disclosure

Hoover demonstrated dramatic and much-praised success for his "can-do" (Rahu-Mesha doing, doer) innovative and dynamic approach to feeding the war victims. His method was not transparent (Rahu-8 secrets) and he would not discuss what would be done but he was willing to explain what had been done (Shani).

Rahu-Shani in 10th navamsha is ambitious for leadership roles.

Hoover's specialty in leadership was management and communications (Mithunaya 10th navamsha). He was an instructor, describer, explainer. He easily gained institutional authority and public responsibility.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu in classroom-2 * disregards family-knowledge-treasury boundaries, absent from family
  • Ketu-Thula * incomplete alliance, empty trades, negotiations

Whatever disagreements may arise in the first marriage, Ketu-2 tends to dissipate the potentials for a second ceremonial marriage. Shani in 7th-from-Chandra indicates loyalty between the spousal partners also.

Nichha-Kuja drishti into Ketu-2

Ketu in bhava-2 tends to dissolve the family lineage r and disperse the historic, genetic values in favor of the radical new beginnings of Rahu-Mesha-8.

Hoover's parents died during his childhood and he wandered through the homes of relatives but never stayed in one family for long As an adult he was a peripatetic figure.

Ketu-2 inability to connect to one's own lineage * Rahu-8 appears fascinating to outsiders

Historians generally judge Hoover to have failed miserably in his responsibility to protect the US economy (failed during his Zukra-Ketu period). Despite the previous show of charity and compassion for European war victims, Hoover essentially ignored the suffering of the American masses, asserted that Americans needed to call upon their own resources without relying on the government, and blamed the victim Zukra-Kanya insinuating that Americans were weak and complaining.

"Usually cast as a President defined by his failure to contain the ilure to contain the Great Depression, Hoover's story is far more complex and more interesting.

To begin with, Hoover was an activist reformer, albeit one without the political skills needed to sell himself and his programs to Congress and the public.

A shy man, he insisted on keeping much of his life and good deeds out of the public eye. Only in politics is this a character flaw, yet it prevented those around Hoover from portraying him as a compassionate leader, or warding off portrayals of him as a cold, uncaring figure responsible for nearly everything that was going wrong in the American economy.

As a result, Hoover's presidency remains largely an untold story.

It began when Calvin Coolidge chose not to run for a second term in 1928. Hoover, then secretary of commerce (and joked Washington wags, "assistant secretary of everything else") made no secret of his interest in succeeding Coolidge.

Few men seemed so prepared for the nation's highest office.

After all, he had fed Belgium, run the U.S. Food Administration for Woodrow Wilson, revolutionized the Department of Commerce, and ministered to victims of the Mississippi River flood.

More realistic than Woodrow Wilson, more respectable than Warren Harding, more imaginative than Calvin Coolidge, Hoover appeared an ideal candidate.

Few Americans asked whether the Great Engineer had a political temperament."


Lou Henry Hoover

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Punarvasu * Aditya

BPL commentary:

high forehead. Most Punavasu nativities are higher dimensional Seva-wanderers.

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

Teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.

Guidance from the Twin Gardeners called Castor-and-Pollux.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde (1939) Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 93

"... will be successful in everything she undertakes.

If she elects to have a career of her own,

  • she will become very well known and highly respected.

If she marries,

  • she will have a husband and children who adore her

  • and her domestic life will be most happy .

Her house will be orderly and well kept,

  • as she is very particular and discriminating,

  • and insists on beautiful and harmonious surroundings for herself and family.

Her health is good

  • except that she will suffer from gastric complaints

  • and must be careful in her diet."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline


Lou Henry Hoover * Whitehouse Photo 10-Sept-1929

  • her age 55
  • 1 month before Black Tuesday
  • USA Civil Rights 1929-1968 Rev. Martin Luther King was a 5-month-old baby

Ketu Mahadasha * age birth until 9-months

Sunday-29-Mar-1874 Earth-birth * Ketu-Budha period

Zukra Mahadasha * age 0.9 until 20.9

Surya Mahadasha * age 20.9 until 26.9

1899 bachelors degree in Geology from Stanford University College * Surya-Budha period * Budha diploma

10-Feb-1899 marriage to POTUS-31 Challenge to Liberty 1874-1964 Herbert Hoover * Surya-Budha period * Budha rules swamsha * * samchara R-K Dhanuzya-Mithunaya * contact swamsha

Chandra Mahadasha * age 26.9 until 36.9

04-Aug-1903 Child-1 Herbert Jr. * Chandra-Rahu period

Mangala Mahadasha * age 36.9 until 43.9

Rahu Mahadasha * age 43.9 until 61.9

24-June-1927 * decease of Mother * Rahu-Budha period * Budha rules 2nd-from-Chandra

21-July-1928 * decease of Father * Rahu-Budha period * Budha rules 7th-from-Surya

06-Nov-1928 * husband elected POTUS-31 * Rahu-Ketu period * Ketu-5 elections

29-Oct-1929 * devastating financial collapse of USA Stock Market * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra rules 5-gambling 12-disintegration

08-Nov-1932 * husband loses re-election to POTUS-31 * Rahu-Surya period * Surya rules 12th-from4 house shift (must leave Whitehouse)

Guru Mahadasha * age 61.9 until decease

07-Jan-1944 (age 69) decease via heart-attack * Guru-Ketu period

Salient Features of the Nativity



10-Feb-1899 Lou Henry and Herbert Hoover marriage at the home of her parents, in Monterey California. She was 25 and he was 24.


Lou Henry Hoover, photographed by Edward Steichen for the 11-May-1929 cover of VOGUE magazine. Her age 55, Shani Return. Her husband's POTUS-31 job had just started in March-1929.


Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Kumbha * articulation of social-scientific networks
  • Budha in bhava-9 * narrative of the father, the guru, the doctrine, 11th-from-11th profits

Budha resides in the partnering 7th-from-Chandra

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru in bhava-4 * many roots, much owned property, many homes and homelands, multiple mother-figures
  • Guru-Kanya * much ministry of service, many argumentations

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani in Bhava-8 * must transform the old order, regenerate while maintaining the system; cautious, conventional discoveries; chronic trauma patterns
  • Shani-Makara-Draco * old hierarchies, pressured duty, old rules, must govern with scarce resources

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

  • Rahu-Meza * mask of competitive, urgent force
  • Rahu in bhava-11 * privilege via glamorous or unusual social goals and economic attainments; seeks social network
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * * amplified competition, tricky innovation

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

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all that is true, all that is noble,

all that is just and pure,

all that is loveable and gracious,

whatever is excellent and admirable -

fill all your thoughts with these things."

~~ Epistle to the Philippians 4:8

Brihaspati-yuti-Zukra nichha is also problematic for relationships with women. Yet Guru-Zukra are holding excellent positions in navamsha-4 Meena suggesting that life-partner-1 is a person of artistic and spiritual character who may be deeply forgiving of the male native's additional interests.

Herbert Hoover was a devout Quaker in private practice and a vigorous exponent of Quaker principles in public life. Hoover worked most days of his life from morning until night. His primary expression of Quaker belief was the sober lifestyle which undergirded his extraordinary work ethic.

  • during the USA Great Depression, Shani-9 caused his downfall in the USA presidency. Rigid refusal to change his doctrinaire free-market ideology (Shani-Vrizabha = cintamani * mani * money -policies) forced him into the role of the dogmatic preacher. Whilst economic collapse deepened and desperate poverty spread throughout the nation on an unprecedented scale, Hoover continued to preach the message of saving and self-reliance. Loud calls for government safety-net assistance to the growing underclass were ignored; hobo camps called Hoovervilles showed the contempt Americans felt for their uncaring president.

  • Hoover was wiped out by the landslide victory of POTUS-32 Fireside Chats 1882-1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt . True to FDR's Shani-8, FDR immediately passed emergency laws Shani-8 using pooled funds (8, tax monies) to structure government work programs (Shani) for millions.

Hoover was a prolific author of engineering books, and considered a high academic authority in that emerging scientific field.

  • Speaking was hard for Hoover, and being before a crowd was an ordeal.
  • He seemed stiff and monotonous before big crowds, and he was shy with strangers.


  • Exceptionally wealthy via speculative investments in minerals and mining, specialist in famine avoidance and food distribution challenges.

  • Traveled constantly and extensively.

  • Mines and metallurgy; food and farming; government efficiency and volunteer organizations; Quaker morality (nichha-Zukra, quietude).

Hoover was a brilliant man, a renowned author, and a highly accomplished business entrepreneur. Nevertheless he completely lost the public confidence . His economic policies -- based on elaborate principled arguments for the corrective effects of free markets -- did not adapt to the new fact that the economy did not self-correct during the Great Depression.

  • Would not join Stanford fraternities nor allow his sons to join any.
  • A great deal of ocean travel.
  • Extremely good at mining ventures , finding great supplies of mineral resource -- everything from gold and precious stones to coal and oil.
  • Ruler of the 10th navamsha = very strong Budha in bhava-11 systems
  • Vriddhipathi ruler 11th from lagna = social-material relationship = Guru. Guru-yuti-Zukra = very close, expansive, abundant (but both men would have had polarizing catalysis with women due to the nichha-Zukra.)

Became a very financially privileged man, starting with the barter = move out of the Chinese coal company rights for move into a partnership in the London co.

By 1914, Hoover, operating on his own since 1907, had important investments on every continent and offices in San Francisco, London, Saint Petersburg, and Mandalay. Once he remarked that if a man "has not made a million dollars by the time he is forty he is not worth much."

Hoover was worth about $4 million at the beginning of World War I. Under both POTUS-29 Teapot Dome 1865-1923 Warren G. Harding and POTUS-30 Price of Freedom 1872-1933 Calvin Coolidge , Herbert Hoover became the most visible man in government.

public negative perception during his presidency: unsmiling square face and starched collars; general apathy and lack of connection toward the very poor, exploited classes, suffering

  • Ambivalence, apathy (Ketu-2) toward medicine, war, conflict, poverty crime (Hoovervilles) scattered attention to the very poor and exploited
  • Ambition (Rahu-12) to be recognized as an important figure in distant lands or a master of clandestine operations (cooperative of USA intelligence agencies)