only search B.P. Lama Jyotisha



Careers in Politics


Free Mason

Ulster-Scots Dissenter American


preceded by:

succeeded by:


married to:

  • POTUS-pair-33 Bess Truman

born eight months after

Close personal friend of

Vimshottari Dasha narrative


Harry Truman's official Whitehouse portrait, 1945


POTUS-34 * 1945-1952

USA Senator from Missouri 1935-1945

Harry Spencer Truman

Earthbody-Entry Thursday-08-May-1884

fleshdeath 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 * served 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

Visaka * Radha

  • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 97.

BPL commentary:

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

Teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, ideologues, theorists, proselytes, philosophers, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.

Guided by patrons from the civilizations of Saka.

"... Aggressiveness and impatience.

These people are overbearing in their desire to get things done.

They are very active but not popular,

  • since their manner causes people to actively dislike them

  • and to resent their extreme aggressiveness.

they are very proud

  • and because of this, they take offense easily at some fancied slight.

their anger makes enemies of people who might cooperate with them, if treated differently.

they will overcome their enemies through sheer force of character,

  • but such people will still remain enemies .

Tact and kindness are qualities which they should try to develop."

Vimshottari Dasha Narrative

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha periods



Rahu Mahadasha * age birth until 7.8

08-May-1884 Earthbody-Entry * Rahu-Budha period

Guru Mahadasha * age 7.8 until 23.8

Shani Mahadasha * age 23.8 until 42.8

02-Nov-1914 decease of Father * Shani-Ketu period

28-June-1919 Marriage (age 35) * Shani-Chandra Period * Chandra rules Zukra axis of navamsha * R-K gochara Vrischika-Vrishabha contact swamsha

17-Feb-1924 child-1 * Shani-Guru period * Guru putrakaraka

Budha Mahadasha * age 42.8 until 59.8

12-Apr-1945 * FDR dies, VP Truman becomes POTUS-33 * Ketu-Zukra period * Zukra lagnesha, Zukra rules karmesha Chandra-1

06-Aug-1945 * gave the order to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki * Ketu-Zukra period * Zukra randhresha rules-8 destruction-and-rebirth

26-July-1947 decease of Mother * Ketu-Rahu period

Nov-1948 unexpectedly wins 1948 presidential election against Dewey * Ketu-Guru period * uttama=Guru occupies 10 yuti Mangala ruler of 10th-from-10th

Ketu Mahadasha * age 59.8 until 66.8

Zukra Mahadasha * age 66.8 until 86.8

1952 end of POTUS-33 term of office. * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti. Zukra rules-8 self-reinvention, transformation of identity

Surya Mahadasha * age 86.8 until 88

26-Dec-1972 Earthbody-Exit (age 88) * Surya-Rahu period

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-1



Surya in bhava-07 * Surya-Meza * uttama

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in Swatika * comforted by risky alliances * protectors of shape-shifting negotiation, fascinating bargains, opportunistic arrangements
  • Chandra-Thula * comforted by rhythmic negotiation of agreements

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Mangala in bhava-10 * dig-bala


Guru-Karkata * uttama yuti Mangala-Karkata * nichha

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

At his age 69, in 1952, POTUS-33 job was finished. After seven years of service to the nation as President and Commander in Chief, Truman returned to private life of penury. Truman had no land and no capital. Holding no diploma (bandesha-4 in 8) and not experienced in the arts of literature (ruler of 5 in 8) therefore he could not write his own memoirs. Luckily during a period of Surya ruler of 11 in 9th-from-11th, Congress set up a pension for him (11, earnings). Due to Shani-8, Truman lived for another 20 years, to age 88.

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


Truman lived in political and economic obscurity , doing heavy agricultural labor and living in "hobo camps" until age 33 Shani-Zukra period. Zukra lagnesha and randhresha = reborn.

Extremely close to his mother throughout life * dharmesha-9 Chandra in 11 friendship with mother

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

Poor eyesight

Shani rules-2 in 6. His eyesight was compromised by childhood diphtheria (6) and his spectacles successfully * corrected * most of the deficiency. He 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... so likely the parivartamsha between rogesha-6 Zukra and yuvatipathi-7 Budha gave him more than enough eyesight to work his way up to POTUS.

Plain-spoken, often vulgar, often direct

very unusually for a 20th century POTUS, Truman lacked a college education (although he was by accounts a wide and voracious reader) * Ketu-4 while Ketu's ruler Guru occupies 8

Typical of Shani-yuti-Budha, Truman used the speech of the common man. A capable independent reader but lacking a college education (Ketu-4 with Ketu's ruler Guru-8) he 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 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.

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 speech.

His fair complexion and pleasant appearance was influenced by the pale coloring of Zukra-Mithunaya drishti Dhanuzya lagna.

Poor finances.

After leaving the US Presidency in their elder years, Truman and his wife Bess were 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.)

Shani-6 suggests chronic imbalance-seeking-a-remedy that tend toward insufficiencies in areas such as health and finance. Despite his years of 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). Due to Truman's case, Congress created presidential pensions. But the Congressional pension was not luxurious.

Owner of a haberdashery (hat shop for men) in his native Missouri but the business failed. Arudha lagna = 3 therefore many knew him as a shop-keeper. However bhratrupathi-3 Shani in 6 suggests chronic debt.

Machine politician; worked in a political environment beset by high levels of criticism, corruption, and scandal but remained largely independent of the vulgarity surrounding him * uttama-Surya-5

hidden earnings from governance roles including bribery and other corrupted wealth * part of the"many secrets " generated by uttama-Guru-8

Military battle service in WWI; acquired national fame through military spending reform in 1943 * Budha (accounting) yuti Shani (government) in bahav-6 (military)

"Dropped the Bomb" during WWII * lagnesha uttama-Guru-8 yuti nichha-Mangala

best known internationally for imposing the conditions of horrible death by radiation poisoning upon countless victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

However in his homeland (USA) Truman is remembered as a Great Protector 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.

"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

Truman's Thula-Chandra-11 accepts drishti of uttama-Surya and nichha-Kuja. See below B.V. Raman's comments upon Mangala drishti to Chandra-Thula

Conditions of Death

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 including a genocide of approximately 6 million Chinese and Southeast Asian peoples. Truman stood firm in his decision, despite some military opinions that the Allies had already won the war.

Sudden Unexpected Force

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.

POTUS-33 Trial and Hope Harry Truman ascended to the elite ranks of governance by means of extraordinary tenacity and optimism (uttama-Guru) and not a little back-room bribery (nichha-Mangala in secrets-8).

Election Upheaval

Many commentators of his day would have asserted that he obtained the presidency largely"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. nichha-bhanga Mangala in 8 yuti lagnesha uttama-Guru It was widely believed that voters would not support Truman against the well heeled and educated Thomas Dewey. However it was an upset election true to Truman's Mula lagna with lagnesha uttama-Guru in 8.

Nichha-Mangala as ruler-of-12 in 8 provides a viparita raja yoga of the Vimala variety. As vidyapathi-5 in 8 the nichha-Mangala should have prevented children but uttama-Guru delivered just one, his daughter Margaret. Truman's presidency has slipped into memory, but still most people remember that he - true to Truman's Mula lagna with lagnesha uttama-Guru in 8 - was the one who "dropped the bomb."

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 ."

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."


Om_mani.jpgfile update:19-Oct-2018

Copyright © 1994-2024 by Barbara Pijan Lama * Contact* How to Request a Jyotisha Reading

Barbara Pijan Lama Jyotisha Vedic Astrology Surya Sun Chandra Moon Mangala Mars Budha Mercury Guru Jupiter Zukra Venus Shani Saturn Rahu Ketu Graha Planets Dasha Timeline Nakshatra Navamsha Marriage Children Wealth Career Spiritual Wisdom Cycles of Lightbody-liftoff Death and Rebirth

The information on , including all readings and reports, is provided for educational purposes only. Wishing you every happiness and continuing success in studies!