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  • POTUS-pair-33 Bess Truman

born eight months after

Close personal friend of


Harry Truman's official Whitehouse portrait, 1945


1945-1952 * POTUS-34

Jan-Apr 1945 * VPOTUS under POTUS-32 Fireside Chats 1882-1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt

1935-1944 * USA Senator from Missouri

1923-1935 * Judge of Jackson Co., Missouri

Harry Spencer Truman

Earthbody-Entry Thursday-08-May-1884

Earthbody-Exit 26-Dec-1972 (age 88)

Famous Quotes from Harry Truman:

'It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.'

"I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell."

"If you can't convince them, confuse them."

"Selfishness and greed, individual or national, cause most of our troubles."

World-War-2 Tripartite Pact Axis group

World-War-2 Allies group


POTUS-34 * from 12-Apr-1945 (at death of FDR) until 20-Jan-1953 * Harry S. Truman * 1884-1972

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Azlesa * Naga

BPL commentary:

For Azlesa nativities, the condition of conversational, commercial, discursive, explanatory, instructional, argumentative, businesslike Budha may considerably affect the outcome.

Siblings, cousins, schoolmates, bandmates, team-mates, entourage, ensemble, neighbors, managers, cohort, coterie, collaborative group, publishers, messengers, merchants, commerical agents, reporters, writers, scripts, plans, schedules, instructions, radio-television-internet, news-media, conferences, committees, discussions, travel itineraries, and texts may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Hydra.

QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 82.

"Outstanding characteristic of these people

  • is their rather unpleasant and unsociable disposition.

They are awkward and gauche in their manners

  • and are not quick to profit by their mistakes

  • because of their inability to adapt themselves to their surroundings

  • and their apparent reluctance to be gracious or kind to others.

This attitude militates against success in life

  • and is a barrier to progress.

These people should live less introspectively

  • and learn to appreciate the good in other people.

They should cultivate the habit of doing things for others."

Vimshottari Dasha Narrative

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar


Harry Truman age 13, in 1897


Rahu Mahadasha * age birth until 12.8

08-May-1884 Earth-birth in Lamar, Missouri, USA * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 7-negotiations, balancing

Guru Mahadasha * age 12.8 until 28.8

1905-1911 served in the Missouri National Guard * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra bandesha-4 patriotism, defense

lived in a shared house with the brother of POTUS-34 Interstate Highways 1890-1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower

1911 proposed marriage to childhood friend Bess, who he was courting, but she said no * Guru-Rahu chidradasha

TrumanHarry_young.jpgShani Mahadasha * age 28.8 until 47.8

02-Nov-1914 decease of father (Harry's age 30) * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 12th-from-9th

1918 WW-I intensive Army fighting in France * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 12-distant lands

1919 after the war, Truman briefly owned a haberdashery in Kansas City, MO * Shani-Ketu bhukti * Rahu-3 hats

28-June-1919 28-June-1919 married his childhood friend Bess Wallace Truman (both their age 35) * Shani-Zukra bhukti * R-K gochara Dhanuzya-Mithunaya contact Zukra-Mithunaya

17-Feb-1924 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Chandra lagnesha

Budha Mahadasha * age 47.8 until 64.8

12-Apr-1945 * FDR dies, Hitler is still alive, and although the Allies are winning, WW-II still rages. Truman becomes POTUS-33 * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 12th-from-10th containing Ketu-9 Leadership Vacuum = withdrawal of supreme authority figure Surya-Meza-10

06-Aug-1945 * gave the order to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 12th-from-10th containing Ketu-9 annihilation Alaxmi

26-July-1947 grieved the decease of mother (Harry's age 63) * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani rules 4th-from-4th end of things for a stalwart mother

Nov-1948 unexpectedly wins POTUS election against expected winner Dewey * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani-11 goals rules 10th-from-10 peer-granted authority

Ketu Mahadasha * age 64.8 until 71.8

summer-1950 sends massive American troops into the Korean Conflict, under umbrella of United Nations peacekeeping * Ketu-Zukra * Zukra rules 4- policing * Zukra-12 distant lands

April-1951 fired General MacArthur for insubordination = a very unpopular decision * Ketu-Chandra * Chandra lagnesha personality rules Guru-Mangala-1

1952 end of POTUS-33 term of office. By Feb-1952, his approval rating was 22% due to 30,000 Americans killed in Korea * Ketu-Rahu bhukti

1955 wrote and published the critically praised Memoirs by Harry S. Truman: Year of Decisions and Memoirs by Harry S. Truman: Years of Trial and Hope. * Ketu-Budha bhukti * Budha-11 revenue rules Rahu-3 publications

Zukra Mahadasha * age 71.8 until decease age 88

26-Dec-1972 Earthbody-Exit (age 88) * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha-yuti-Shani = Budha gives effect of Shani

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Bess and Harry Truman were the same age. They met in 5th grade and became friends, attending school together until they both graduated.

Their relationship continued until they were 34, when they married in 1919. One daughter was born in 1924. Marriage partner = 7th-from-Chandra-4


Mrs. Bess Truman and her daughter Margaret Truman in the Whitehouse, late 1940's.

Surya * pitrikaraka * Jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Meza * uttama * Suryaya * the supreme one

  • Surya in bhava-10 * digbala * center of hierarchy, brightly governing, intelligence for regulation, focus on social order, regulatory entitlements, eye on high position


Dad was a farmer and livestock dealer. The family moved frequently for agricultural reasons, and the lost their farm during the Depression.

Truman was a Machine politician who worked in a political environment beset by high levels of corruption and scandal. Still, he remained largely independent of the vulgarity surrounding him * aristocratic uttama-Surya-10

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

lagnesha * rules Karkata radical lagna

  • Chandra in Swatika * comforted by risky alliances * protectors of shape-shifting negotiation, fascinating bargains, opportunistic arrangements
  • Chandra-Thula * comforted by rhythmic negotiation of agreements
  • Chandra in classroom-4 * digbala * comfort in routines, familiar with ruts, rates, roots, routine rituals; soothed by customary habits, undulating patriotism


Harry Truman was exceptionally close to his mother. Mom was continuously supportive of Harry in every aspect of his life. Mom stayed alive for a long time, supporting Harry until he was 63 years old.

lagnesha Chandra * digbala * accepts incoming drishti from Surya in bhava-10 * digbala ++ Mangala in bhava-1

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations

7th-from-Chandra-4 = bhava-10 leadership

Childhood bhava-4 ruled by Zukra-12

Until age 33, Truman lived in political and economic obscurity. Reflecting the strong maternal roots of Chandra-4, his foundational years were dedicated to fighting in WW-1 France (Chandra defense), doing heavy agricultural labor (Chandra farming), and living in Depression-era hobo camps while variously employed (Chandra camps). He had a strict childhood defined by his parents Protestant Ethic, and did not attend college (ruler of 4 in 12) but was substantially self-taught via personal reading.

His fair complexion and pleasant appearance was influenced by the pale coloring of Zukra-ruled Chandra-4. However his potty-mouth was directly a function of nichha-Kuja-1 drishti to Chandra-4.

QUOTATION from B.V. Raman , 300 Combinations, p 304

  • "...when the Moon in Libra is aspected by Mars or Saturn , the native is supposed to become cruel."

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Yogakaraka rules 5-politics-karakamsha ++ 10-leadership

karmesha Kuja-1 indicates top position = warlike, even vicious, executive action

  • Mangala-Karkata * nichha * vigorous pursuit of security * proactive nourishment, settling, roots * push toward land ownership
  • Mangala in bhava-1 * drive toward embodied performance vitality, pursuit of competition, direct physical action, thrusting vigor, personality dynamics, energized muscular conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Guru * energized growth, dynamic generosity, masculine force joins optimistic expansion, potential for aggressive preaching, indoctrinating actions

QUOTATION from B.V. Raman, A Catechism of Astrology. p. 30

  • "... Saravali ascribes the following results: ...When Mars occupies Cancer and is aspected by Saturn, he will be a navigator , poor, beautiful, and engaged in princely trades ."

Kuja rules karakamsha Vrischika-5 * known primarily as the authorizing personality behind the USA nuclear attack upon Nagasaki and Hiroshima which was the defining act of his political career (5)

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Vrishabha * financial communications, articulation of tonal, stored, collected assets, historic messages about worth and value
  • Budha in bhava-11 * narrative of economy and ecology, social participation networks, describer of community, explainer of friendship, delivers instructions for interlinked systems
  • Budha-yuti-Shani * articulation of maturity and responsibility, message of institutional order, talkative elders
  • Zukra-12 Parivartamsha Budha-11

Early and voracious reader of popular-audience history books * Parivartamsha between Budha- and Zukra makes an avid reader

Budha-yuti-Shani + Budha rules Azlesa vulgarity = Plain-spoken, often vulgar, often direct

Truman used the speech (Budha) of the common man (Shani) . A capable independent reader but lacking a college education (ruler of 4 schooling in 12-dissolution) Truman was familiar with written forms of university-register language but he was not raised around those who spoke in the educated style.

Although Truman was a career politician and he was not distinctively honest, he was often hailed as an honest man because he spoke in the agricultural style, eschewing the conceptual and logical vocabulary of the educated classes. Thus he seemed more accessible to the working folk. Rahu-3 communications "seem" common-Rahu-Kanya.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

* Hamsa Yoga

  • Guru-Karkata * uttama * much shelter, many caretakers, ancestral beliefs, doctrine of ancient ways, expansive security
  • Guru in bhava-1 * dig-bala * much vitality, numerous identities, much jovial competition, may signal expansive aura, height, or girth
  • Guru-yuti-Mangala bhratri-karaka * multiple brother-figures, expansive conquests, much humanistic progressive-invasive philosophy

Guru-1-rogesha is greatly expanded to the state of military slaughter by nichha-Kuja-1 yogakaraka

Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 12th-from-10th containing Ketu-9 annihilation Alaxmi

  • On 06-Aug-1945, Truman gave the order to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing, maiming, and poisoning vast numbers of Japanese citizens - both military and civilian. Hiroshima was bombed on 08-August-1945 and the Japanese military surrendered on 15-Aug-1945 (formal ceremony on 02-Sept-1945). World-War-2 was the deadliest military conflict in history, with more than 3% of the world population killed and hideous numbers wounded.


Uttama-Guru drishti into bhava-5 delivered just one child = his daughter Margaret. She was a noted pianist, and dedicated to both of her parents. 5th-from-Chandra = bhava-8 suggesting that Margaret knew secrets.

Guru rules the emotionally conflicted 6th-from-Chandra ++ Brihaspati rules aristhana 6-war. Truman's Military battle service in WW-I was intensely promoted as key to his political identity as a man who understood military realities. During FDR's years of failing health, and considering that FDR had no military service record, Truman made many of the detailed military budget decisions which were then trustingly approved by a distracted FDR.

Guru rogesha * Guru-yuti-Mangala-nichha * Budha-Guru bhukti Aug-1945

Truman 'dropped the bomb' on Japan in August-1945, killing and maiming millions in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The WW-2 Japanese military had already killed an estimated 6-10 million people in Asia, including a genocide of approximately 6 million Chinese and Southeast Asian peoples. Truman stood firm in his decision to attack Japan, despite some military opinions that the Allies had already won the war..

"I knew what I was doing when I stopped the war ... I have no regrets and, under the same circumstances, I would do it again." ~~ Truman, 1963

Purportedly Poor eyesight * Guru rogesha occupies-1 * Guru rules bhava-6 ++ 6th-from-Chandra

Truman's eyesight was compromised by childhood diphtheria (6) Yet, Truman managed to serve as a WW-1 military commander and worked as a popular 'machine' politician wherein remembering names and faces is critical to the job. Guru-yuti-Mangala-yogakara ++ Surya-Meza rules 2-eyes. His spectacles successfully corrected most of the deficiency and gave him a distinctive, scholarly appearance.

uttama-Guru-1 + nichha-yogakaraka-Mangala-1 = a powerfully aggressive (Kuja) philosophically expansive (Guru) rogesha

Truman is best known internationally for imposing the conditions of horrible death by radiation poisoning upon countless victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki . "Dropped the Bomb" during WWII *

However in his homeland (USA) Truman is remembered as a Great Protector (Guru-Karkata) who ensured that even when the American military was was weakened and depleted from years of exhausting war on two sides of the world, that the once-fierce enemy (Japan) would be fully destroyed.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Mithunaya * appreciation of detailed, communications, aesthetic of handiwork, pleasures of detailed explanations, enjoys correspondence, articulated messaging arrangements
  • Zukra-12 * pleasure of imagination, enjoys spiritually guided equity, feminine-figures intuit and envision, appreciation of interiority
  • Zukra-12 Parivartamsha Budha-11

Wife Bess's father committed suicide when she was a teenager = 9th-from-Zukra-12 = bhava-8

Despite Budha's Shani-yuti fluency handicap, Truman was nevertheless blessed with a gracious Zukra parivartamsha Budha. His quotations were and still are very popular due to the balanced, simple, but yet elegant style of his aphorisms.

Zukra-12 retreat rules bhava-4 = A long retirement during Zukra Mahadasha

After ending his POTUS service with a sudden lifestyle downshift during Ketu-Rahu bhukti, Truman lived for another 20 years, to age 88. Despite his panicked announcements during Ketu Mahadasha that he would be going on government relief due to poverty (Ketu emptiness) in fact Zukra ruler of 11 provided several sources of income, including pensions and his Memoires. He died in Zukra-Budha bhukti.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Shani rules Kumbha-Dhaniztha swamsha

  • Shani-Vrizabha * old values, proletarian speech-and-song, old assets, pressured storage, old treasuries, pressured neck-jaw, imposed collections, must preserve with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-11 * must connect, must earn with hard effort; cautious, conventional marketplace linkage; tense and limited mentoring, chronic pressure to produce revenues; heavy pressure against freely chosen friendships
  • Shani-yuti-Budha * resistance against signaling, disciplined messaging, constrained communication


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

Shani randhresha * Budha-Shani bhukti = election of 1948

shocking win of POTUS-33 against the predicted winner and favorite, Dewey

Truman's public approval rating at election time stood at an unthinkable 36%. Shani intakes drishti of Rahu-3. He rallied, making constant election speeches with a highly Rahu theme = civil rights.

Election Upheaval

Many commentators of his day would have asserted that he obtained the presidency by accident. Truman was a largely unknown US Senator selected as a vice-presidential candidate to run with POTUS-32 Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1944 election. FDR died four months after starting his third term, making Truman POTUS-33.

Truman made the very controversial decision to end the Pacific portion of World-War-2 by authorizing the atom-bomb drop onto Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan. It was widely believed that voters would not support Truman against the well heeled and educated Thomas Dewey.

The nation was shocked but happy that Truman was Legally elected (Shani) and reaches the Goal (11)

Modest but steady hidden income

Shani-11 rules 8 = hidden earnings from governance roles including bribery and other corrupted wealth* for example, Mrs. Truman was said to have received gifts into her private home not registered with the public view. When he left government service he left the relationship between 11 revenue and 8 secrecy.

National Economy

Acquired national fame through military spending reform in 1943 * Budha (accounting) yuti Shani (government) in 11-economics

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

  • Rahu-Kanya *craving for crime * mask of exploitation, argument, medicine, addiction, humble service ministry; fascinated by servitude, injustice, illness * seeks special importance via medicine, remediation, via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) victim-narrative
  • Rahu in bhava-3 * in swabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual writing, 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, conversations, information technology. Ambitious character of the sibling-cousin, cohort, or touring ensemble.

Ketu-Rahu bhukti * from one of the most powerful, respected men in the world to an almost-broke guy living in a small house in the Midwest with his very elderly mother-in-law

At Truman's age 69, in 1952, POTUS-33 job was finished. After decades of government service ending with seven years at the highest levels of responsibility as POTUS and Commander in Chief, Truman returned to private life of near-penury. He was able to earn from sale of local land (sale of lands Guru rules 3rd-from-4th) and from his Memoires.

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
  • 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 belief

Ketu in 6th-from-Chandra shows that his mom was considerably resilient to health challenges. She lived until Harry turned 63. It also suggests that the usual imbalance between 4 (mother) and 9 (father) is somewhat more

Ketu Mahadasha * age 64.8 until 71.8 = 1949-1956

Truman's only elected term of office was 1948-1952. These four years were plagued by scandals and controversies, the suicide of his Secretary of Defense, and a 22% approval rating, among many other collapses. Truman appeared to become defensive and his wittiness seemed vulgar to many.

Ketu occupies 11-from-11 ++ Shani-11

Ketu gives Economic Emptiness from Ketu-Rahu

until 1956 begins Zukra Mahadasha brings royalties + pension

After leaving the US Presidency in their elder years during Ketu-Rahu bhukti, Truman and his wife Bess had very little personal wealth and were nearly impoverished until the Congress wrote a law creating a pension for ex-presidents. (Previous presidents had always hailed from wealthy families; the law was never needed before the humble-born Truman held the office.)

Despite his years of work in the public service, Truman and his wife Bess retired from the presidency into a state of penury. Historically it had been presumed that only the independently financially privileged whose retirement would be cushioned by investments would hold the highest national offices. Truman was the first surviving "test case" proving otherwise (other men of modest means had served as president but they had died in office or shortly afterward).

Zukra-Zukra Mahadasha begins 1956, financial improvement

Royalties from his Memoires began to flow in 1956. Also, Congress created presidential pensions in 1958. His Ketu-Mahadasha emptiness dissolved and he was well cared for until death age 88.


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