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Vimshottari Dasha Narrative


Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944


Franklin Delano Roosevelt a.k.a. FDR

fleshbirth Monday-30-Jan-1882

 fleshdeath 12-April-1945 (age 63)

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POTUS-32 * served 1933-1945 * Franklin Delano Roosevelt

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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  • Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 85

BPL commentary: For Jyeztha nativities, the condition of Budha considerably affects the outcome

"A dark and sensitive nature ...

  • superficially religious

  • but are hypocrites at heart.

On the surface they are respectable, law abiding citizens, ostensible church-goers,

  • but secretly their morals are loose

  • and their tempers passionate.

Smooth, oily, and suave to all appearances,

  • they carry in their hearts schemes and thoughts which might not stand the light of day."

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha periods

Mangala Mahadasha

30-Jan-1882 fleshbirth * Mangala-Surya period * Surya karmesha

Rahu Mahadasha

Guru Mahadasha

17-Mar-1905 Marriage to POTUS-pair-32 Learn by Living Eleanor Roosevelt * Guru-Shani period * Shani rules navamsha * gochara Rahu-Ketu via Simha-Kumbha* contact navamsha lagna

03-May-1906 child-1 * Guru-Budha period * Budha rules Chandra

1910 elected NY State senator * Guru-Zukra period * Zukra yuvatipathi -7 10th-from-10th

Shani Mahadasha

1921 suffered extreme Paralysis after infection (later suspected Guillain-Barré syndrome) This internal injury thereafter left him in chronic pain with limited mobility * Shani-Budha period * Budha randhresha-8 unexpected upheaval

Nov-1928 48th Governor of New York State * Shani-Chandra period * Chandra dharmesha-9 politics

Nov-1932 elected POTUS-32 * 32 days after Germany-Dictator 1933-1945 Nazi Adolf Hitler was installed as Reichskanzler Deutschland, FDR was sworn into the office of the 32nd presidency of the USA. * Shani-Rahu period * Rahu extraordinary in navamsha-dashamasha

  • It was a dire and fearful time of pending emergencies The banking system had collapsed at the end of the administration of POTUS-31 Challenge to Liberty Herbert Hoover (so that treasuries were once again "hidden" in private reserves), bloody world-war was looming in Germany-Dictator 1933-1945 Nazi Adolf Hitler 's Germany, and the deep suffering of millions of Americans was visible in the continuing Depression.

15-Feb-1933 assassination attempt in Miami FL. FDR survived but Chicago Mayor A. Cermak was killed. * Shani-Rahu period

Budha Mahadasha

Nov-1936 re-elected to second POTUS term of office. * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha Vriddhipathi-11 social-material goals, economic progress

05-Nov-1940 elected to an unprecedented third POTUS term of office * Budha-Zukra period * Zukra yuvatipathi -7 leadership diplomacy

07-Sept-1941 fleshdeath of Mother Sara Delano

12-April-1945 (age 63) fleshDeath* Budha-Rahu period

Distinctive features of the nativity



Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933



Chandra rogesha-6 enemies + aggressive mangala * FDR suffered aggressive verbal attacks of animosity (6) in 5 politics


rogapathi Mangala-8 powerful harsha yoga



Zukramoudhya-dosha Zukra-Makara yuti Surya-Makara

Surya-yuti-Zukra located in 8th-from-Chandra


Shani-3 * became the angel of fear-reducing radio messages as he commented upon the terrifying collapse of "life as we knew it" during Great Depression and WWII. Every word that was spoken in those traumatic times had to be very carefully crafted (3).

nichha-Shani 6/8 servitude from Vrizchika lagna + Rahu = paralyzed by disease. nichha-Shani blood-brain disease

nichha-Shani, oppression of movement

Both Shani-6 and Rahu-1occupy rashi of Shani's enemy Mangala

The muscle-paralyzing, painfully nerve-destroying syndrome which finally killed him was never correctly diagnosed

and therefore never properly treated, leaving him in a state of hidden suffering

for most of his presidential years. Today it would be diagnosed as a form of internal poisoning and treated as a variety of "toxic shock"

Shani-yuti-Guru located = 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu. Guru-Meza yuti Shani-Meza * nichha

The nativity suffers from the karma of lagnesha nichha-Shani + Guru in the toxic 6th-from-Rahu + withdrawn 12th-from-Ketu.

In general, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's career did benefit from catastrophic events such as the USA Great Depression and World War 2.

For all His heavy karma of blood-and-muscles on the physical plane and mental frustration leading to depression on the mental plane (Shani rules depression), FDR's nichha-Shani-6 may ultimately have helped to save the free world. He was forced to deal with some vicious personalities

but Shani's ruler Mangala-8 provides a powerful harsha yoga

Nichha Shani-6 As the dictum goes in Jyotisha, a very bad planet in a very bad house can give very comfortable and pleasing results !


Rahu * Ketu

  • in 1921 during his Shani-Rahu period, POTUS-32 Franklin D. Roosevelt suffered extreme Paralysis after infection (later suspected Guillain-Barré syndrome)
  • which crippled him causing great suffering for the rest of his life,

RAHU = ambition, quick-uncoiling, foreigners, breaking taboo

Rahu in shad-ashtaka 6-8 angle from nichha-Shani-yuti-Guru

Rahu in 6th-from-Chandra = a life of service to those criminal, exploitive, and adversarial in nature, whose ambitions (Rahu) have no limit

  • extreme psychological stress of secret negotiations in the WW-II years to the personal agony of needing to hide his extramarital loves.

  • Starting soon after the birth of his sixth child, FDR lived under political (5) camouflage (8) of being happily married to a partner whom he admired only as a professional colleague, a sister and a friend .

Because news of FDR's profound and worsening illness had been skillfully obscured by his publicity handlers (3), Roosevelt's death was met with utter shock and grief across the U.S. and around the world.

12-April-1945 fleshDeath followed by Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler 's suicide on 30-April-1945, threw much of the world into a state of terror although the successful V-E Day invasion on 8-May-1945 orchestrated by POTUS-34 Interstate Highway System Dwight Eisenhower showed proof of regeneration and rebirth.

Ketu in Bhava-7

Paramours and Liaisons

An amazing 10th navamsha surging with secrets

FDR carried personal and professional secrets. On the personal level, Mrs. Roosevelt discovered his first and most passionate affair with her secretary his long-time lover Lucy Mercer. His subsequent affairs were not hidden from her, nor hers from him. Since they did not divorce, the public remained utterly unaware of this prominent married couple's secret liaisons during their lifetimes. On the level of world politics during the dangerous eras of economic collapse and global war, the president entrusted his wife with extraordinary secrets of war, which she handled under camouflage. Her Chandra-Budha-Mangala-Surya-Vrizchika powerfully matches his Vrizchika 10th navamsha, showing that while their personal compatibility was compromised by 6/8 Chandra positions, their ability to work as a team in high-threat global affairs was immense.

Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd

POTUS-32 Fireside Chats Franklin D. Roosevelt fell in love with his wife Eleanor's personal secretary Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd. 2nd-from-Chandra indicating 2nd marriage is marred by nichha-Shani drishti upon Chandra in 12th-from-Karkata and Chandra-8 and Chandra yuti Mangala rogesha-6 . However Chandra ruler of 2nd-from-Chandra is also yuti the lagnesha. FDR wanted to marry Lucy. However there was deep conflict amd trauma around the situation. First of all, FDR's mother threatened to disinherit him if he divorced. She wanted to keep the money in the family and that meant staying with Eleanor. Second, his wife Eleanor refused to grant a divorce. And thirdly, Lucy as an observant Roman Catholic would not marry a divorced man indicating the dilemma of randhresha-8 doctrine Chandra-8. Yet their love sustained secretly (Chandra-8) for decades and it was Lucy who was with FDR when he died. Chandra ruler of 2nd-from-Chandra i yuti the lagnesha Mangala.


c onditions of death (8)

randhresha-8 Shani-6 (illness)

Shani drishti to bhava-8 extends the longevity. The circumstances of departure from the flesh body were hidden and due to illness, occurring at a private camp in Georgia far from Washington D.C.,

He died aged 63 in the company of his lover (Budha L-5) . Lucy R. was his most intense love relationship amongst several. Accounts from the time say that he had promised his wife POTUS-pair-32 Learn by Living Eleanor Roosevelt never to see Lucy again, but in fact continued their relationship privately (12) for decades. It was FDR's own daughter who called for Lucy to join him at the end. Finding out that her own daughter called Lucy to be at his side at the time of his death was said to have shocked and angered his alienated wife.

Job Stress

karmesha-10 for FDR = Mangala-Mithunaya. Lagna Kumbha = karaka for the masses of Common People. FDR's central identity task was to manage the great complaining masses (Budha/Kumbha) of common humanity.

His leadership was enormously constrained by the insecurity of Karkata-6 = emotional reactions causing mass poverty, starvation, war, and ignorance as well as constant petty crime.

Despite his sometimes frightening working conditions, and physical illness exacerbated by job stress, FDR's professional service legacy is considered by many to mark him as one of the greatest and most noble US Presidents.


Marriage kuja dosha

rogesha-6 Arudra-Chandra; Chandra-Mangala-yoga

Mother is characteristically a compelling influence for Vrizchika lagna.

dharmesha-9 Chandra being somewhat enervated in 8 does take the edge off his mother's constant harassment, and makes her a source of financial wealth . rogesha-6 Chandra in 5 also weakens the threat of divorce (6) despite his notorious marital infidelities. In the puritanical earlier decades of the American 20th century, the public disgrace of divorce could easily have destroyed his career.

  • Via the mother, Chandra-Mangala yoga maintains his wealth reserves despite being far too busy to earn from profession. (The presidential salary itself was a pittance. Rahu-10 wants executive power, not cash.)

In laws - randhresha-8 Budha in lagna

Eleanor Roosevelt's family had a fancy lineage pedigree due to their being among the first (Mesha) successful Dutch merchants in New York, and the legacy prestige of her family considerably helped his ability to get political funding.

Despite the reality that the family of FDR 's wife Eleanor Roosevelt was rather dramatically dysfunctional (Their problems ranged from sexually transmitted diseases to insanity to fatal alcoholism) FDR was able to use their assets successfully.

yuvatipathi-7 Surya public life-partner in 12

Combust Zukra-Makara in 12 = clandestine affairs; marriage subject to 'enemies of the marriage' (6th-from-7th = 12). Two graha in the bhava of Zukra generally indicates two marriages, but there are several complications which prevent a second legal marriage ceremony including

  • Combust kalatra-karaka Zukra,

  • lord of Zukra nichha-amza Shani-3,

  • Zukra lord of dispersing Ketu

  • L-2 (2nd marriage) oppressed again by the nichha-Shani,

  • Zukra in bhava-12 aesthetic of privacy, enjoys clandestine arrangements,

  • and yuvatipathi-7 Surya in 12 = Surya has the higher degree = represents the public partner

  • 2nd from Chandra (2nd marriage) = Chandra Himself, in the political 5th with karmesha-10 career Mangala.

In material terms, FDR's beloved Miss Lucy Mercer could not according to the dogma of her Catholic faith marry a divorced man with a living ex-wife and five children.

Since politically he was not allowed to have both his career (10, Rahu) *and* his second marriage to Lucy Mercer (later, Lucy Rutherford) FDR chose career. This is the compelling life-force power of"wild and fresh" Rahu-ruled Arudra Chandra in the bhava of politics with Rahu in bhava-10 !

Eleanor = yuvatipathi-7 Surya-Makara and Zukra is a yogakaraka bandesha-4 + dharmesha-9 for the Kumbha lagna, specifically helpful for matters of philosophy and security. In FDR's nativity, Mrs. Roosevelt is represented in part by navamsha 7th lord Budha which occupies a highly influential position in FDR's radical lagna.

She continued to play a major role in his public, visible, personality-defining professional life long after the vicissitudes of romantic love had ended.

She represented the logic and the plans of her paralyzed husband in many critically important argumentative discussions (Kanya). Yet for all but her closest political associates she functioned mainly in a"behind the scenes " (12) capacity, as his de facto attorney (7), advocating his wishes in absentia.

Several female romantic lovers during his long public marriage, including the dearest one Lucy Rutherford. (Lucy was the former social secretary of his official wife Eleanor Roosevelt). FDR's relationship with Lucy bloomed during an extended trip to France (12, distant lands), and continued throughout their lifetimes (on and off). She was with him at the time of his death as was his eldest daughter, in a sanctuary camp (12) where they had been meeting each other for decades.

D-9 lagnesha Guru = yuti nichha-Shani

When the significator of the native 's own behavior in marriage lord of D-9 lagna endures difficult conditions in the rashi, there are some negative implications for marriage.

Guru is a multiplier , expanding the experiences of His owned bhava and the bhava of graha in His rashi and yuti within His occupied bhava

Multiple partners; multiple Shani-related frustrations "blocked movement"

Vriddhipathi-11 + L-2 Guru-yuti-Shani-Mesha in bhava-3 invokes The financial wealth of the shared marital estate (11 + 2) but also the mental unrest of nichha ruler-of-12 Shani in bhava-3 interior narrative thoughts.

While maintaining the joint treasury of two financially privileged families and the shared assets of children and a two-person career , one may nevertheless experience the social duties of marriage as oppressively heavy and seek respite in behaviors of the clandestine 12th bhava.


FDR was afflicted by many negative effects of secrecy ranging from the extreme psychological stress of secret negotiations in the WW-II years to the personal agony of needing to hide his extramarital loves under camouflage of being happily married to a woman he admired only as a sister and a friend . yuvatipathi-7 partner in 8 = wife as decoy; indeed Eleanor continued to represent her paralyzed husband in many critically important official functions like war negotiations. Despite their long-dead marriage, her "decoy" service may have helped to save the free world. Papagraha in dusthamsha have beneficial implications. A deeply debilitated nichha-Shani in radically suddenly transformative bhava Mesha-8 gives surprisingly helpful results!)

The paralyzing (nichha-Shani, oppression of movement), supremely painful nerve-destroying (8) illness which finally killed him was never correctly diagnosed (3 = 8th-from-8th = mysterious illnesses) and therefore never properly treated, leaving him in a state of hidden suffering (8) for most of his presidential years.

  • Even the conditions of death (8), at a private camp in Georgia far from Washington D.C., were upsetting and shocking. He died, aged 63, a physically (Mesha) broken man in the company of his extramarital lover (his most intense love relationship amongst several, whom he had promised his wife never to see again) which revelation shocked and angered his wife.

  • Because FDR's profound illness had been skillfully covered up (8) by his public relations handlers, Roosevelt's death was met with utter shock and grief across the U.S. and around the world. His death on 12-April-1945, immediately followed by Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler 's suicide on 30-April-1945, threw much of the world into a state of terror (8) although the successful V-E Day on 8-May-1945 showed proof of regeneration and rebirth.


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