- QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .
For Purva-azadha natives, tthe condition of
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.
"Lovely eyes set in a beautiful face,
with small cupid's bow lips
and brown, naturally curly hair,
describes the native with Purvazadha rising at birth.
She is also to be distinguished by the small well-proportioned feet.
She has a generous positive character
and should be successful in some occupation
She is apt to have been born in an influential family ."
Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha periods
Roosevelt in 1932 (age 48)
Eleanor Roosevelt in 1901,
18-Nov-1884 fleshbirth * Shani-Rahu period
07-Dec-1892 decease of Mother * Budha-Zukra period * Zukra ruler of 7th-from-Chandra
14-Aug-1894 decease of Father * Budha-Zukra period * Zukra rules 7th-from-Surya
17-Mar-1905 marriage to POTUS-32 Fireside Chats 1882-1945
Franklin D. Roosevelt *
Budha-Shani period chidra-dasha *
samchara Rahu-Ketu via Simha-Kumbha* contact navamsha
03-May-1906 child-1 * Ketu-Zukra period
1921 husband FDR contracts the disease of polio
(or similar) inducing painful paralysis. Mrs.
Roosevelt assumes significant public duties
including frequent proxy for her husband *
Zukra-Rahu period * Zukra rogesha-6 and
Nov-1928 husband FDR elected governor of New
York State * Zukra-Budha period *Budha rules-7
FDR elected POTUS-32 * Surya-Surya swabhukti
* Surya dharmesha-9
12-Apr-1945 decease of husband *
Chandra-Budha period * Budha rules-2 from dhava-karaka
1945-1952 served as US Delegate to the United
Nations General Assembly * Chandra-Budha
period * Budha rules-7 career, diplomacy
07-Nov-1962 fleshdeath(age 78) * Rahu-Shani period *
Distinctive Features of the Nativity
- Surya-Vrizchika * Maricha
* particle of light
- Surya in bhava-12
* center of Other-Worlds, brightly
contemplative, focus on seclusion, invisible light, eye on
* confidently sensitive, bright comforter, entitled to parent
* confidently progressive, bright warrior, entitled to conquer
* confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss
no incoming Parashari drishti
Surya-Vrizchika= dharmesha-9 from Dhanuzya lagna and karmesha-10 from Vrischika-Chandra.
resides in 12th-from-Dhanuzya radical lagna = common placement for
internationally active world leaders. Divine
intelligence (Surya) is focused upon distant lands and
clandestine events. One may be brightly identified with distant,
private, and often invisible scenes. Mrs. Roosevelt
was a world diplomat starting in 1932, but her role was largely unseen
by the public until very late in her life, when POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy nominated her to be US-United Nations ambassador
during her Rahu-Budha period * Budha
* deep composure, even under pressure of frightening (Vrischika) upheaval both political and personal.
matrikaraka * garha-karaka
Chandra-Mangala yoga. Treasuries are present but reduced in Vyaya bhava.
Although Mrs. Roosevelt was a competitive earner
(surpassing her husband's earnings during nearly
every year of his presidency) she donated most
of her income to charity (12).
Raja Roga provided randhresha Chandra in bhava-12
bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka
Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka
- Budha in bhava-12 * narrative of sanctuary, quietude,
research, contemplation, inner terrain, spiritual guidance,
* hidden communications, articulation of mysterious transformative secrets
* articulation of radiant confidence, message of willpower and charisma
* articulation of comfortable routines, message of sensitivity and
* articulation of forward action, message of innovation and forward
dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka
lagnesha Guru rules Dhanuzya lagna
Lagnesha Guru-9 reinforces her global reach and philosophical, humanistic contribution to civilization.
But also, karaka bhavo nashto for the father.
Zukra * svadhu-karaka *
Zukra rules gracious, diplomatic Zukra-ruled
Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka
Shani "double L-3" *
reports, announcements, project-management
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)
Rahu in bhava-10 = high-position leadership
roles, via unusual route (female,1930's)
Rahu-yuti-Zukra -nichha * feminine visibility,
along with a narrative of struggle with imbalance-seeking-a-remedy
Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka
Shani-ruled Chandra = responsive to the social order (Shani) in
masked environments (Vrischika) * nichha randhresha-8 from Dhanuzya lagna
identity-dissolution and enclosures; ensure privacy. No incoming Parashari drishti. randhresha-8 Vrischika-Chandra = keeping of secrets, a job for which Mrs. Roosevelt was held in high renown. She kept diplomatic secrets, sexual secrets, and financial secrets with complete trustworthiness. Even her personal journals were very discreet.
Vargottamsha nichha-Chandra - private emotionally
polarizing catalysis throughout life, private family disturbances, and constant destruction-then-rebirth of the ego-membrane which attends the randhresha-8
Vrischika-Chandra benefits capacity to retain confidential (8) information
Chandra-yuti-Budha and compassionate (Chandra), behind-the-scenes (12) work with the holders of secret power. She flew many clandestine missions around the world representing her increasingly paralyzed husband, carrying private messages (Chandra-yuti-Budha) and doing a man's dangerous job (Mangala-Vrischika) while posing as a gentle and sensitive (trustworthy) woman - which of course she was.
Eleanor Roosevelt was a very complex female person. Mangala +
Chandra-yuti-Budha + Surya providing an extraordinary range of skill to handle an nearly continuous experience of personal and national Emergency (Vrischika) on an almost completely private (12) basis.
Women in general are problematic when Chandra occupies a dushthamsha and particularly when Chandra enters the nichha state. The mother is lost (12) whether she persists in her flesh-body or not - psychically, she is gone.
Her lovers and her husband's lovers were all active, psychologically and sexually problematic (for Eleanor) and emotionally damaged women who contributed extremely important supportive (Chandra) and directive (Mangala) energy to the emergency efforts in the Great Depression and the second World War.
Prominent Features of the Nativity
Vrischika-Mangala = swakshetra Vidyapthi-5+ruler-of-12 from Dhanuzya lagna and lagnesha-1 +rogesha-6 from Vrischika-Chandra.
Energy is dissolved due to the population of bhava-12. Lords of 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12 occupy 12. randhresha-8 in 12 gives Sarala Yoga which dissolves most of the troubles associated with widowhood (8) [in Eleanor's day, a divorciada would have suffered a similar degree of social obloquy as a widow] however Sarala yoga may also indicate the loss of inheritance and the dissolution of magical powers.
Swakshetra Mangala in Vyaya bhava generates a significant Kuja Dosha. Yet, due to Sarala Yoga, Mrs. Roosevelt was able to avoid the problems attendant upon splitting the large estate that she shared with FDR; thus she retained most of her funding and was able to continue in a public service partnership with her husband even while he was notoriously unfaithful (rogesha-6 nichha-Zukra-yuti-Rahu ).
She conducted a private sexual (Mangala, 12) life according to her own preference for accomplished male and female companions (Mangala with Chandra, Vrischika). Children are somewhat alienated (vidyapathi-5 in 12) and marital harmony is utterly lost (not only yuvatipathi-7 in 12 but more importantly Shani/Mithuna/7). However the private life and clandestine relationships conducted in bedroom or distant-land sanctuary are psychologically, emotionally, and sexually complex and rich.
As vidyapathi-5 from lagna and lagnesha-1 from Chandra, but weakened in 12, Mangala becomes a weak benefic.
Vrischika-Budha = yuvatipathi-7 +karmesha-10 from the Dhanuzya lagna and randhresha-8 +Vriddhipathi-11 from Vrischika-Chandra.
Professor Budha in bhava-12 is an overall
uncomfortable bhava-pathi, ruling no trinal bhava from either Dhanuzya lagna nor the Vrizchika Chandra.
The internal mental chatter is deranged by extreme emotions responding to the trauma of childhood. Marriage is virtually destroyed by the combination of Vrizchika Budha in 12 along with Shani-Mithuna in Yuvati bhava.
Nevertheless an agreement is available due to auspice of Chandra (Sarala yoga) and the native continues outer life while the inner torment rages.
Simha-Guru = lagnesha and bandesha-4 from Dhanuzya lagna ; dhanapati-2 and vidyapathi-5 from Vrischika-Chandra.
Professor Guru, a natural pleasure-giver
subhagraha, tends to produce
favorable results for matters of
The flesh-body and its appearance ( the native 's image became very well-known, albeit not as a fashion model because nichha-Zukra _ Rahu for an unbalanced appearance occupies the high-visibility "peak" of bhava-10);
schooling and ownership of properties; accumulated monies via family lineage and knowledge gained through a good education (esp. languages);
As well as fortune through Children due to Guru as vidyapathi-5 from Chandra, which significantly counteracts the misfortunate of vidyapathi-5 from lagna Kuja in occupation of the dissolving twelfth house.
Incoming drishti of Shani gives discipline in public roles, and some moral or religious restriction on public behavior.
Guru is also lord of Dhanusha navamsha (Swamsha) and therefore a most auspicious graha giving a spiritualized and priestly worldview.
Guru is a naturally strong graha but it is still OK to strengthen due to a small liability as dhanapati-2 (non-trine, non-kendra). Lagnesha Guru/Simha/bhava-9- priest, professor, and patroness of transformative wisdom through political action (Simha)
In practice, a super-strong Guru in 9 = karako bhavo nashto = too much expansion, too much permission.
For a feminine nativity, strong Guru/9 = much frustration and
planned misalignments requiring realignment attention in the relationship to both husband and father .
Men who take the karmic roles of husband (Guru) and father (9) look generous, wise, and often charismatic on the outside, but within their personal relationship to the female native they behave in an arrogant style that refuses any behavioral limitation. A know-it-all, jovial exterior but inwardly a very selfish style.
In Mrs. Roosevelt's case is severe, due to exacerbation of Mangala-ruled Surya in 12.
Her dashingly handsome and rich father was utterly profligate and died of alcohol poisoning in an asylum.
Her equally profligate husband, despite his extraordinary personal charisma, and his "expansiveness " outside of marriage resulted in mistreatment of his wife.
Kanya-Zukra = Atmakaraka nichha lord of 6 and 11 from Dhanuzya lagna ; 7 and 12 from Vrischika-Chandra.
No incoming Parashari drishti, but yuti Rahu makes for amplified troubles with women.
Combined with the nichha Chandra, many troubles from women of all ranks and varieties, from the mother and mother-in-law to secretaries, daughters, and lovers.
nichha-Zukra-yuti-Rahu * much trouble from women, inability to feel beautiful - yet loved by the public (10)
Dignity in 10: Despite unfortunate bhava-lordship, Zukra in the prominent karma bhava, house of leadership and iconic representations of elite or governing figures, gives Mrs. Roosevelt tremendous visibility at the top of the governing elite (10). Her appeal to common women at a time of national catastrophe (the Great Depression and WWII) was exceptionally strong. It was her specifically non-glamorous, sensible, and plain style which allowed those suffering from poverty and conflict to find in her a role model and guide.
She bore indignity with dignity - and was much loved by several generations of trouble-bearing women because of it.
Zukra as ruler of all non-trine, non-kendra bhava, is not a weak benefic.
Mithuna-Shani = dhanapati-2 + bhratrupathi-3 from Dhanuzya lagna ; bhratrupathi-3 + bandesha-4 from Vrischika-Chandra.
Shani receives Parashari
drishti of Mangala; Mangala is the dispositor of
Professor Shani's ruler, Professor Budha. This chain of control indicates significant clandestine activity and private relationships within the marriage and also perhaps Mrs. Roosevelt's international espionage service as requested by her husband FDR.
in the navamsha, Shani enjoys uttama status yuti Mangala - suggesting her husband's high responsibilities in times of great conflict.
Shani/Mithuna/bhava-7 - habitual infidelities of both spouses. Shani-Mithunaya/7 per se = notoriously difficult for marriage, as it brings the dhanapati-2 for second marriage into the house of the first marriage, the malefic lord of 8th-from-yuvati enters Yuvati. When combined with the marriage-karaka
Professor Zukra whose teachings are subject
to prolonged and repeating lessons (which are in reality
multiple opportunities for accepting of gifts of understanding) usually
via constrictive drishti. The prognosis for a conventional, monogamous marriage is grim. However, a non-conventional marriage did emerge and the partners served their nation brilliantly at a time of tremendous need, despite their personal travails.
One benefit of the bhratrupathi-3 in bhava-7 can be that the partners are able to remain in conversation however strained, and that a sibling-type bond may be adequate to replace the lost intimacy of marriage. The uttama status of Shani in navamsha suggests that her husband maintained respectful and goal-oriented communications with his public-partner wife and that both parties placed public duties above the comfort of their own personal preferences.
Shani rules no trinal house from either Dhanuzya lagna nor Vrizchika Chandra. Therefore Shani is not a weak benefic.
Kanya-Rahu = Rahu in bhava-10 gives the effect of the nichha-Zukra and Rahu's ruler Budha.
Meena-Ketu = Ketu in bhava-4 who gives the effect of radiant Simha Guru.
The parents are nearly non-existent in the early life. Mental health issues or substance addiction for the parents. (her father died in an asylum from extreme alcohol toxicity, note also the dissolution of Surya).
drishti of Shani gives discipline in home management roles, and some moral or religious restriction on home behavior.
Ketu in bhava-4 - unsettled "wandering" conditions in the childhood home (yet the home is very prosperous materially due to strength of bandesha-4 Guru). As an adult in empowered public service, Mrs. Roosevelt was away from home for many extended periods.
Not a weak
Due to the positive nature of Professor Guru , Ketu may bring gains of
financial well-being , property, and religious optimism during His periods
In Zukra-Mangala period:
Eleanor Roosevelt - mother of six children by Franklin Roosevelt - discovered the passionate and romantic love-letters of her husband to his mistress (and her secretary!) Mrs. Lucy Mercer.
Mangala = lord of Mesha = the emotionally devastating, lord of 6th-from-Chandra .
Mangala = lord of Surya in the clandestine 12th house.
Her Chandra occupies Vrizchika in bhava-12 with many psychologically worsening complications.
Mangala generates a significant Kuja Dosha.
However the basic pattern is true for anybody: the Vimshottari period of rogesha-6 from Chandra and its broken-promise pain can be emotionally devastating.