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Eleanor Roosevelt in 1901, ER age 17


Eleanor Roosevelt in July-1933, age 49


1946-1953 * USA Ambassador to United Nations

1933-1945 * POTUS-32-partner

progressive social activist-feminist

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Eleanor Roosevelt

Earthbody-Entry Tuesday-18-Nov-1884

Earthbody-Exit 07-Nov-1962 (age 78)


POTUS-32-partner = 1933 until 1945 * United Nations Ambassador * Anna Eleanor Roosevelt * 1884-1962

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Pushya * Sidhya

BPL commentary

For Pushyami births of a feminine valence, the influence of rigid, chronological, lawful, enduring strictly structural sober serious systematic Shani can considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Shani-ruled paradigm of Vutkrita, elder persons, old rules, rigid structures, age and time, resistance to change, status hierarchies, social class barriers, large organizations, public opinion, bureaucracies, regulatory requirements, legal systems, and corporate or institutional officials may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided from the civilizations of Asellus. Their purpose is the lawful, hierarchically ordered maintenance of the customary folk habits in the place of settlement.

Laws and Customs

All four pada of Tisya occur within Chandra-ruled Karkata rashi. Births into pada 1-2-3-4 uniformly express the the tension between emotionally protective soothing Somana versus lawfully ordering Shani.

Both deeply caring and socially regulatory, Vukrita ladies are often found at the director level of hierarchical organizations that are dedicated to family, parent, and citizen welfare.

Deeply patriotic and protectionist by nature, they have a gift for combining a secure family life with larger social responsibilities. Sidhya feminine figures are influential in the material world, respected for their orderly yet sensitive conduct, and particularly dedicated to the safety of women and children.

Themes of parental duty, civic responsibility, patriotism, dignity of the family, and foundational legal protections may contextualize Pushya's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Pushyami.

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

"Distinctly the club-woman type is found here.

She is well-read, cultured and active in all community and social affairs.

In her home she entertains and is fond of indoor games, bridge parties and social gatherings

  • at which she is a charming and capable hostess.

  • She will have her own money

  • or her husband will be generous in his allowances to her

and she will spend much of it on church and club activities

  • and with charitable organizations.

If she cares to adopt some public career,

  • she will become very well known ."



ER and FDR in the late 1930's. Although they separated in 1916, a skillful image-management team photographed the couple together at family events until FDR's death in 1945. Their marital disharmony was not widely known by the public until the 1960's.

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha bhukti


Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 (age 48)

Budha Mahadasha * age birth until age 13

18-Nov-1884 Earth-birth in Manhattan, New York, New York, USA * Budha-Zukra bhukti

07-Dec-1892 grieved the decease of mother (from diphtheria, ER age 6) * Budha-Rahu bhukti * nichha-Zukra-yuti-Rahu rules 7th-from-Chandra + Sade-Sati

May-1893 grieved the decease of youngest brother Eliot ( via diphtheria, ER age 6) * Budha-Rahu bhukti nichha-Zukra-yuti-Rahu rules 2nd-from-3rd-from-3rd + Sade-Sati

14-Aug-1894 grieved decease of father (ER age 7) * Budha-Guru bhukti * Brihaspati rules 2nd-from-Surya + Sade-Sati

Ketu Mahadasha * age 13 until age 20

1899 sent to England for boarding school * forms key relationships * Ketu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 4- foundational schooling * Zukra-yuti-Rahu women

Zukra Mahadasha * age 20 until age 40

17-Mar-1905 Marriage to POTUS-32 Fireside Chats 1882-1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt (ER age 20) * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Simha-Kumbha* contact navamsha Zukra-Simha

03-May-1906 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * nichha-Zukra-yuti-Rahu

Surya Mahadasha * age 40 until age 46

1917 ER discovers the secret affair between FDR and her private secretary, Lucy Mercer * Surya-Guru bhukti * Guru rogesha betrayal

1921 FDR sudden onset of the nerve-sheath disease with painful muscle cramping and paralysis. ER assumes significant public duties including frequent proxy service for her disabled husband * Surya-Budha bhukti * Budha vyayapathi rules 6th-from-7th = disease of the lifepartner

1927-1932 taught literature, history + current affairs at NYC girls high school * Surya-Guru bhhukti+ Guru rules 9-theory, worldview

Nov-1928 FDR elected Governor of New York State * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules-3 organizational skills, administration ++ Sade-Sati

Chandra Mahadasha * age 46 until age 56

08-Nov-1932 FDR elected POTUS-32 * Chandra-Rahu bhukti

09-July-1934 * ER begins her own regular radio broadcast programming, which endured until 1945 * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 9-inspirational talks

Mangala Mahadasha * age 56 until age 73

12-Apr-1945 grieved the decease of her husband, FDR * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha rules-2nd from 7th-from-Chandra

Dec-1945 appointed as USA ambassador to the United Nations by POTUS-33 Trial and Hope 1884-1972 Harry Truman * Mangala-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 11-community activism + 4-security

Roosevelt_Eleanor_photo.jpgRahu Mahadasha * age 73 until decease age 78

Janma Sade-Sati Vrischika Nov-1955 until Feb-1958

April-1960 (ER age 78) struck by a car in NYC, starting a rapid downward cycle of disease * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-nichha rules 4-cars + 4 = end of things

07-Nov-1962 decease (ER age 78, via cardiac arrest following tuberculosis) * Rahu-Surya bhukti * maraka Surya rules-2

Distinctive Features of the Nativity



Surya * pitrikaraka

  • Surya-Vrizchika * Maricha * particle of light
  • Surya in bhava-5 * swabhava * center of sparkling, poetic romance * intelligence for speculation * father-figures play central, entitled roles * radiates brightly political, celebrity * focus on glamour * genius for dramatic entertainments * eye on gambling and games * bright center of creative performance
  • Surya-yuti-Chandra * confidently sensitive, bright comforter, entitled to parent, radiantly rhythmic, creatively intelligent mother, emotional father-figure, politically and culturally aligned parents, radiantly rhythmic
  • Surya-yuti-Kuja * confidently progressive, bright warrior, creatively intelligent brother-figures, self-reflexive political pursuits, champion of brilliant ideals, competitive father, entitled to conquer and win, radiantly pioneering
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * speaks and gestures in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama and games * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals, power-politics, poetic love, and romance


Dad = Eliot Roosevelt was a nephew of POTUS-26 National Parks 1858-1919 Theodore Roosevelt . The year following her mom's death at ER's age-6, dad died of a seizure ER's age 7. A deeply addicted alcoholic, dad died in a treatment asylum. Suffering delirium tremens and in distress, he jumped from a building top and died of a concussion seizure.

no incoming Parashari drishti


Surya-Vrizchika rules Simha-2 speech = 10th-from-Chnadra

  • ER was most famed for her broadcasts and inspirational speeches (2).
  • Divine intelligence (Surya) is focused upon voice, face, values lineage, family genetics. Mother of six children = lineage perpetuator.

Surya Mahadasha * age 40 until age 46 = 1924 until 1930

  • Surya-Vrizchika grants a deep composure, even under pressure of frightening (Vrischika) upheaval both political and personal.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka


  • Chandra-Vrizchika * nichha * comforted by rhythmic penetration of mystery
  • Chandra in Jyeztha-Kita * comforted by competitive signals * protector of soothing prophetic messages, narrative of cultural pioneering, familiar face of direct announcements
  • Chandra in classroom-5 * comfort in politics * familiar with gambling and games * soothed by celebrity, charm, children * needs to feel the repeating pulse of confident self-expression * emotionally attuned to uniqueness * settled into the rhythm of romance * intelligent customary routines * calmed by artistic performance * undulating creativity
  • Somana-yuti-Surya * Emotionally entitled, sensitive to charismatic figures, sentimentally attached to the father, needs sparkling centrality, comforted by confidence, undulating intelligence, soothed by attention and applause, feels like a king
  • Somana-yuti-Kuja * Emotionally competitive, sensitive to brotherly figures, needs direct forward movement, invigorates the undulating routine, soothed by pioneering innovation, feels like a champion
  • Somana-yuti-Budha * Emotionally communicative, sensitive to sibling figures, sheltered by workmates and cohort, needs to evangelize, soothed by conversation, feels like a messenger

MOTHER + maternal grandmother

Mom = died ER's age 6 during Budha-Rahu bhukti + Sade-Sati, from diphtheria.

Many mothers

With three graha attending her outspoken Chandra in Jyeztha-Kita, ER had numerous additional mother-figures. These included several aunts and her maternal grandmother, who raised ER from age 6 until age 15.

Maternal grandmother represented via Kumbha-bhava-8 = 4th-from-Chandra, a secretive figure. ER also developed a strong, lifelong bond with the headmistress of her English boarding school.

Somana-yuti-Kuja = financially fortunate

Revenues = payments for public roles surpassed her husband's earnings during nearly every year of his presidency. ER had family money due to Guru-2 . ER donated most of her honoraria for public speaking. Somana-yuti-Budha + Budha rules 12-charitable donations.


Emotionally polarizing catalysis throughout life, romantic (5) disturbances, upset with children (5), constant destruction-then-rebirth of the political intelligence (5)

ER 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) as an un-elected political figure (5) for several decades. This at a time when women in public life were rare.

Her supportive (Chandra) and directive (Mangala) energy applied to the emergency efforts in the Great Depression and the second World War.

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership expectations


  • bhava-11 = FDR
  • bhava-11 ruled by nichha-Zukra
  • 7th Kuja drishti into 7th-from-Chandra creates the classic Kuja Dosha
  • compounded by Kuja-yuti-Chandra-nichha
  • troubled, barrier-bending, taboo-twisting women = nichha-Zukra-yuti-Rahu rules 7th-from-Chandra

The Roosevelt marriage was characterized by a pantheon of sexual and romantic liaisons, on both sides

  • a masterful public-relations management team Zukra-yuti-Rahu-3 ensured that the public had no insight into the intrigue, excitement, betrayal, and drama which defined their personal lives. Rather, the couple were portrayed as conventional parents of a large family, born to wealth, committed to the orderly improvement of the nation. ER's Shani in Bhava-12 creates a Sarala yoga which protects against the potential damages of exposure, disclosure, or emergence.
  • Although ER requested a divorce from FDR after discovering her husband's passionate affair-du-coeur with her own private secretary, FDR and ER were never legally divorced. FDR's mother threatened them with disinheritance from the substantial family fortune, if they divorced. Bhava-8 in-laws ruled by the suppressive Shani in Bhava-12.

FDR is represented by ER's Bhava-11 representing social networking, economic systems, and social participation goals. He led the nation through the agonies of the Great Depression (economics) and the maintenance of interconnections with the Allied Powers of of WW-2.

  • even while both partners conducted multiple relationships outside of the marriage contract Zukra-yuti-Rahu, ER was able to avoid the problems attendant upon splitting the large estate that she shared with FDR. Thus she retained most of her funding source and was able to continue in a public service partnership with her husband

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Yogakaraka Mangala rules 5-intelligrnce, creativity, celebrity ++ 10 social visibility, respect, reputation, leadership

Mangala rules 5-politics, containing the rulers of 1 (Chandra) 2 (Simha) 5-10 (Kuja) and 3-12 (Budha)

  • Mangala-Vrizchika * Swakshetra * vigorous pursuit of secrets * proactive exploration * push toward discovery * champion of emergency action * champion of emergency action
  • Mangala in bhava-5 * drive toward creativity, pursuit of games, invasive drama, display dynamics, aggressive or sporting children, energized by romantic and political conquests, productive intelligence
  • Kuja-yuti-Surya * invigorated creativity,, energized confidence, dynamic genius, masculine force joins willful charm, potential for aggressive political or dramatic actions , potential for aggressive political or dramatic actions , potential for aggressive political or dramatic actions
  • Kuja-yuti-Chandra * invigorated feelings * energized intuition * dynamic nurturance * masculine force joins parental care * potential for aggressive emotionalized actions , potential for aggressive emotionalized actions
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * communicative competitions, energized communication, dynamic reporting, outgoing force joins messaging signal, potential for aggressive gestures, speech, and writing

Mangala rules the emotionally conflicted 6th-from-Chandra

  • Mangala and Budha both indicate functions of sexual-energy-transfer.
  • Children are somewhat alienated due to vidyapathi Kuja-yuti-Budha rules 12. .

Mangala Mahadasha * age 56 until age 73 = 1940 until 1947

1945-1952 served as US Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly . ER played a key role in drafting the first global-scope ethical humanist bill of rights based on self-evident truths, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which remains the most important natural-law foundational document referenced by human rights activists worldwide.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Vrizchika * secretive communications * articulation of transformative process * emergency pronouncements *delivers messages about dangerous situations * descriptive initiations * discusses undisclosed mysteries * articulately defined masking * gives instruction for penetrating procedures * expertly detailed disguise * hands-arms-shoulders make occult gestures
  • Budha in bhava-5 * narrative of drama, politics, creativity * discusses children, entitlement, entertainment, describer of divine intelligence, explainer of romance, delivers instructions for politics, poetry, creative literature, games, love, fame, human delights , talks about idealism, royalty, uniqueness, artistic performance, radiant confidence, celebration, glitter and glamour, splendor.
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction instruction * articulation of radiant authority * message of willpower and charisma * confidently talkative father
  • Budha-yuti-Chandra * explainer of feelings * affinity for caretaking, parental roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of comfortable routines, message of sensitivity and emotional flow, intuitively talkative mother
  • Budha-yuti-Mangala * explainer of competitive energies * affinity for engineering, invasive, exploratory roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction *articulator of competitive energies, signals forward action, message of innovation and forward movement, outspoken, fraternal conversations, aggressive communications, talkative brother-figures

Kuja-yuti-Budha * Budha rules 12-privacy, the bedroom.* Budha is the Coupler

  • ER conducted a private sexual life according to her own preferences. She had both male and female companions Budha-yuti-Surya + Budha-yuti-Chandra + Budha-yuti-Mangala The clandestine relationships conducted in sanctuary are psychologically, emotionally, and sexually complex and rich.

Budha Mahadasha * age birth until age 13 * 1884 until 1897

Budha rules the super-powered nichha-Zukra-yuti-Rahu-3

  • dynamic, energized writing
  • public communications, particularly her unprecedented outreach to women and the poor (Kanya)
  • ER wrote and published more than 60 magazine articles over the course of FDR's 12-year presidency.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Simha * many lights, many displays, much drama, believes in special entitlement, doctrine of intelligence and unique personality, expands the scope of politics, multiple games, many celebrities and celebrations, much drama, believes in creativity and special entitlement
  • Guru in bhava-2 * much hoard, many songs, many stories, history, storage, several genetic lineages, much many accumulated goods, numerous languages, many voices, many valuations, extensive accounts and assets, family identity = growth, belief, expansion of the lineage , family identity = growth, belief, expansion of the lineage


Guru-9 occupies the high visibility, leadership oriented 10th-from-Chandra.

  • Dharmesha Guru in bhava-2 reinforces her ability to speak (2) on matters of global outreach (9) and make a philosophical, humanistic contribution to civilization.
  • ER was known above all for the breadth of her social vision, the scope of her charitable works, and her principled beliefs.
  • Guru dhavakaraka * ER was permanently linked to her husband

Guru in bhava-2 = accumulated monies via family lineage and knowledge gained through a good education (especially in languages)

Incoming drishti of Shani-12 increases the work ethic, requires discipline in public roles, and adds restriction on public behavior.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Atmakaraka Zukra

  • Zukra-Kanya * nichha * appreciation of service -or- victimization, likes logical argument, * attracted to laboring classes, servants, and animals * prefers exploitive, unbalanced arrangements * pleasures of medication and toxic pain relief * enjoys humility * aligned to unfair, distrusting contracts * alliance in ministries of service * aesthetic of rremedies for injustice
  • Zukra-3 * pleasure of explanatory description, gracious messaging, enjoys commercial harmony, aesthetic instructions, feminine-figures (sisters, aunts, neighbors) dominate the cohort, appreciation of communications, aesthetic instructions * pleasing designs to adorn the ears, arms, shoulders, and hands * feminine-figures (sisters, aunts, neighbors) dominate the cohort, appreciation of balanced communications
  • Zukra-yuti-Rahu * sweetened adventure, gracious ambition, appreciation for exciting opportunism, masked negotiations, over-reaching agreements, exceptional beauty, enjoys cultural mixing * arrangements support diplomatic equity balanced with exhilarating risk, risk-rewarding contracts


One potential benefit of ruler of 7th-from-Chandra (Zukra) being located in bhava-3 is 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. T

nichha Zukra-yuti-Rahu suggests amplified opportunistic boundary-challenging engagement with women who may suffer a reduced ability to feel beautiful

  • Combined with the nichha Chandra, many troubles from women of all ranks and varieties, from the mother and mother-in-law and from secretaries, daughters, and lovers.

  • ER exerted a powerful appeal to common women at a time of back-to-back national catastrophes, the Great Depression and WW-2. It was her specifically non-glamorous, sensible, and plain style which allowed those suffering from poverty, insufficiency, and conflict to find in her a credible role model for the post-Victorian women's world.

  • ER bore indignity with dignity - and was much loved by several generations of trouble-bearing women because of it.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Sarala Yoga * Shani-12 rules 8

Shaniaicarya rules Pushya lagna

Shani occupies uttama-Thula in navamsha-12

Shani in Bhava-12 occupies 8th-from-Chandra * internecine intrigue

  • Shani-Mithunaya * tiresome old documents * resistance to change of explanations * obliged to conform to the hierarchical managers * must materialize orderly information delivery * rigid process handling * heavy old discussions * obligatory, strictly scripted conversations * inflexible instructions * must endure the lowest-common-denominator proletarian communication * slow elderly messengers * vital energy compression stress zone = hand-arm-shoulder * restricted breathing * insufficient team cooperation * must continue to collaborate, cooperate, gesture, and signal despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-12 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious sleep state. One must retreat in fear from the guidance of dreams and visions. Cautious, conventional fantasies; imposed invisibility; tense imagination, limited sleep, chronic resistance to interior wisdom; heavy legacy pressure against free channeling of clairsentient wisdom. Psychic fatigue. Resistance to new prayers. Resentment toward changes in meditation practice. Intolerance toward unconventional foreigners. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as researcher, incarcerator, bedbound invalid, sanctuary maintainer, monastery or hotel worker

yuvathipathi Shani-12 = health concerns for husband

The prognosis for a conventional, monogamous marriage is grim due to irregularities of both the yuvathipathi and the ruler of 7th-from-Chandra. However, a non-conventional marriage did emerge and the partners served their nation brilliantly at a time of tremendous need, despite their personal travails.

Secret-keeper extraordinaire

Shani occupies the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

Shani-12 granting the protective Sarala Yoga benefits ER's capacity to retain confidential (8) government information .

Shani in Bhava-12 operates within distant, private, and often invisible scenes

  • behind-the-scenes (12) work with the holders of secret power (8). She flew many clandestine missions around the world representing her increasingly paralyzed husband, carrying private messages
  • identity-dissolution and enclosures; ensures privacy.
  • keeping of secrets = job for which ER was held in high esteem.
  • She kept diplomatic secrets, sexual secrets, and financial secrets with complete trustworthiness. Even her personal journals were very discreet.
  • The lifepartner maintained respectful and goal-oriented communications with his public-partner wife (see Zukra-3)
  • Both parties placed public duties above the personal preferences.

Shani-12-Mithunaya-Mriga exactly matches FDR's Chandra in Mriga-Mithunaya

  • suggesting FDR's invisible pursuits
  • but also linking these two partners inextricably.
  • See also the navamsha linkage, showing FDR's Mithunaya-Chandra fused into ER's navamsha R-K = navamsha Chandra axis.

Shani rules communicative 3rd-from-Chandra = writing, publishing, short-tour, announcement, reports, project-management

  • Six days per week from 1934 until her death in 1962, ER wrote the popular newspaper column "My Day" detailing her humanitarian concerns, current events, and social views

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

  • Rahu-Kanya * shimmering illusion of humility * craving for crime * mask of exploitation * ambitious medications * intriguing addictions * mirage of humble service ministry * fascinating injuries * over-reaching logic of injustice * amazing illnesses * extraordinary arguments * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of medical skill, shrewd management of conflict and war, divorce remediation, accusatory litigation, victim-roles

  • Rahu in bhava-3 * passion for communication * in swabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual writing, photography, journalistic reporting, news announcements, cinema, commentary, messaging. Craves publication. Desires a special, important explanatory, descriptive, or instructional role. Over-reaching in commercial business, internet, cinema, or communications media. Exciting, opportunistic engagement with process management, manufacturing, business administration, instructions, information technology. Trespasses cultural boundaries of cohort-conversations and evangelistic proclamations. Ambitious character of the sibling-cousin, collaborative team, or touring ensemble.
  • Zukra-yuti-Rahu * amplified attractions, magnified beauty. exotic art-music, tricky arrangements, opportunistic feminine-figures, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of luxuriously lovely pleasures

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Meena * dissociates from Otherworldly understanding, incomplete clairsentience, empty dreams, dissolute guidance, not limited by cetacean culture, ignores restriction on intuition, disarrayed wisdom, applies symbolic understanding to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-9 * incoherent ideology, disinterested in the credenda; wandering worldview; absentee father-figures * no barriers in doctrine, disregards teachings, vacuous philosophy, irrelevance of the catechesis, ambivalence toward the power of principled conviction. One abandons the usual paradigm of belief, ignores the conventional understandings, delivers incoherent theory.

Ketu in classroom-9 * ruler Guru occupies 6th-from-9th

  • Her dashingly handsome and rich father was utterly profligate and died of extreme alcohol toxicity in an asylum

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