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"I'm saying when the president does it, that means it's not illegal."

Richard Milhous Nixon

POTUS-37 * 1968-1973

VPOTUS * 1952-1960

fleshbirth Thursday-09-Jan-1913 (age 81)

fleshdeath 22-Apr-1994



Thelma Pat Nixon

fleshbirth 16-March-1912

fleshdeath 22-June-1993 (age 81)

Nativity of Mrs. Pat Nixon


POTUS-37 * served 1968-1973 * Richard Milhaus Nixon * 1913-1994

birth data from* tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Dhaniztha * Vasu

  • QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 87

BPL commentary: For Dhaniztha natives, the condition of pioneering bhratru-karaka Professor Mangala considerably affects the outcome.

Brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, champions, inventors, engineers, and competitors may be especially influential.

"Two entirely different types are born with Dhaniztha rising.

It depends on the part of this asterism, which lies on the Rising Point, as to which type predominates.

  • The key notes of both are optimism and ambition .

They both have thick necks and heavy thighs.

  • But there the similarity stops." (see later Pada descriptions).

Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha


After serving as VPOTUS for eight years under POTUS-34 Interstate Highways 1890-1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon campaigned with vigorous ideological speeches in the old stumping, handshaking style. Yet despite his Good Old Party credentials, Nixon lost the Nov-1960 election to a charming young senator who knew about television cosmetics and eye contact, POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy

Chandra Mahadasha * age birth until age 1.6

09-Jan-1913 fleshbirth * Chandra-Zukra period * Zukra yogakaraka rules 5-10

Mangala Mahadasha * age 1.6 until age 8.6

Rahu Mahadasha * age 8.6 until age 26.6

07-Mar-1933 fleshdeath of elder brother via tuberculosis * Rahu-Ketu period

Guru Mahadasha * age 26.6 until age 42.6

21-June-1940 marriage to POTUS-pair-37 Watergate 1912-1993 Pat Ryan Nixon * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules navamsha-7 * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Kanya-Meena contact radical R-K axis ++ navamsha axis

21-Feb-1946 child-1 * Guru-Budha period * Budha rules 9th-from-Chandra

04-Nov-1952 elected VPOTUS under POTUS-34 Interstate Highways 1890-1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower * Guru-Mangala period * Mangala rules 11-goals

Shani mahadasha * age 42.6 until age 61.6

04-Sept-1956 decease of Father * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 2nd-from-Surya

Feb-1958 samchara Shani enters Dhanuzya, triggering his Dhanuzya-12 graha, Begin dwadasha Sade-Sati

Nov-1960 bitter defeat lost POTUS-35 election by a very narrow margin against POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy * Shani-Budha period * Budha rules 6-disappointment, betrayal, broken promises ++ Budha rules 12th-from-10th, dissolution of high position ++ gochara Shani contact Budha-12

Feb-1961 Samchara Shani enters Makara * begins core Janma-Sade-Sati

Nov-1962 bitter defeat, lost election for Gov-California * Shani-Zukra period * Zukra = yogakaraka and Zukra rules 10th-from-Chandra, nevertheless Shani-gochara-Makara creating the white-hot core of a Sade-Sati PLUS gochara Shani contact Makara lagna.

30-Sept-1967 decease of Mother * Shani-Chandra period * Chandra rules 7th-from-Chandra

05-Nov-1968 elected POTUS-37 * Shani-Mangala period * Mangala rules 11-goals

02-May-1972 fleshdeath of Nixon's friend and protector-of-secrets J. Edgar Hoover * Shani-Guru chidradasha * Guru rules 2nd-from-11th, decease of friend

17-June-1972 Nixon authorized Watergate Burglary of Democratic offices * Shani-Guru chidradasha * Guru rules 12-enclosures, paranoia; Guru rules Rahu-3 opportunistic processes

05-Sept-1972 samchara Rahu-Ketu enter Dhanuzya-Mithunaya

07-Nov-1972 re-elected POTUS-37 landslide victory * Shani-Guru chidradasha * gochara-Rahu-amplified Guru rules 10th navamsha

Oct 1973 Spiro Agnew VPOTUS convicted of felony bribery, burglary, and money-laundering * Shani-Guru chidradasha * Guru rules 6th-from-10th crimes of high office PLUS Rahu-3

25-Mar-1974 samchara Rahu-Ketu enters Vrizchika-Vrishabha = Ketu contact lagnesha Shani-5

24-July-1974 Supreme Court rules that Nixon's 1200 secret tapes must be released * Shani-Guru chidradasha * chidradasha mandates release

09-August-1974 Resignation pending Impeachment. Nixon is discovered to owe half-million dollars in unpaid taxes, to have participated in a felony burglary, and to have approved a thwarting of the Law. * end of Shani mahadasha

Viparita Raja yoga Harsha prevents criminal conviction, but he is released from all public roles forever.

Budha Mahadasha * age 61.6 until age 78.6

08-Sept-1974 Nixon (age 61) is pardoned by his close friend POTUS-38 Time to Heal Gerald R. Ford. Thus Nixon narrowly avoided a criminal conviction and federal prison * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha energizes the Harsha Yoga. Yet Budha also rules 12th-from-10th, dissolution of public life.

1977 almost broke, Nixon agrees to be paid a large sum (USD 600K at the time) in exchange for a series of interviews by British television journalist David Frost.However Nixon is widely disbelieved (Ketu-9) and his reputation is not rehabilitated * Budha-Ketu period * Ketu open disclosure

Ketu Mahadasha * age 78.6 until decease (age 81)

22-June-1993 death of wife POTUS-pair-37 Watergate 1912-1993 Pat Ryan Nixon * Ketu-Surya period * Surya rules 7th-from-Zukra

22-Apr-1994 fleshdeath (age 81) and cremation * Ketu-Rahu period

Distinctive features of the Nativity

  • POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon

  • intensely jealous * fiercely ambitious * dedicated to Mother * musically gifted * loyal in marriage


"Richard Nixon, age 15, holding his violin, ca 1927-1928. Richard Nixon learned to play the violin, clarinet, saxophone, piano, and the accordion. When he was 12, Richard was sent to live and study music with his mother’s sister in central California. He returned home six months later and eventually discontinued his studies, but his love of music continued. " Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum

parivartamsha between Zukra-and-Shani

confused the observing world with paranoia-driven felony crime at the highest level of public trust, while at the same time promoting advanced global diplomacy that melted decades of non-cooperation with eastern governments and effectively opened USA markets to China

Nixon recounted his childhood as plagued by overwork and unfair competition from others who had more privilege, more resources, and better life foundations. Yet he never stopped praising his beloved mother even though she abandoned him for several years of his childhood while focusing upon an ill sibling (who died). Home was likely a work-heavy and material achievement place with relatively little enjoyment or affection for Nixon. He later developed mental illness which may have been exacerbated by the shame he felt at the perceived abnormalities of his home.

Surya * pitrikaraka

Surya rules 8th-from-Chandra

Surya-12 rules radical bhava-8 = the protective Viparita Raja yoga Sarala Yoga

a plethora of graha in 12, including Mula-group Kuja-Budha-Guru but Surya occupies musical Purvazadha

Nixon had a surprisingly strong interest in musical theatre, due to the Purvazadha Surya but also due to his lagnesha Shani-5 parivartamsha Zukra-2-Kumbha. Nixon met his wife POTUS-pair-37 Watergate 1912-1993 Pat Ryan Nixon in a community theatre production. They were both awarded roles in the performing cast, after a convincing audition. Pat sang her script.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Candescent Chandra-7 rules radical lagna

Chandra in bhava-1 * Chandra-Makara * Chandra in Shravana

Chandra rules 7th-from-Chandra signifying the importance of marriage as a foundation of the identity

negotiations, contracts, diplomacy, agreement, balance of mutual interests.

Nixon's mother was profoundly dedicated to two of her fatally sick sons. Shani in 5th-from-Chandra shows the mother's dutiful efforts toward her children. However Nixon remained deeply attached to his mother throughout life due to identity-defining Chandra in bhava-1. Indeed in his speeches, Nixon sanctified his mother's life to the point of hagiography, using anecdotes about her virtues in most of his political speeches (see Rahu-3-Meena opportunistic announcements).

Chandra-1 rules-7, and Chandra's ruler Shani-5 enjoys the parivartamsha with Shukra-2 showing the essential public dignifying role of his wife Pat Nixon.

Marriage assessed via 7th-from-Chandra-1

POTUS-pair-37 Watergate 1912-1993 Pat Ryan Nixon married a man with Chandra-7 who needed a mothering mate. POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon was looking for a caretaker spouse and when he found Pat, he would not release his hold until she accepted his offer of marriage. As the story goes he courted her so persistently and was so sure she was the one that in order to remain in her field of attention, he would drive her to dates with other men. Pat's parents had needed their children to serve as farm workers from the beginning. Chandra-6 Pat took care of everyone including nursing her dying mom; when her mom died her age 13 Pat took on the caretaker duties for her surviving dad and brothers. When her dad died, her age 17, she started working in secretarial roles where she took care of the business. Richard Nixon detected her caretaker powers. He needed a woman who was sheltering, nourishing, protective, but also organized and businesslike reflecting the economic intelligence of Zukra-Kumbha-2 parivartamsha his lagnesha-Shani-5.

POTUS-pair-37 Watergate 1912-1993 Pat Ryan Nixon counterbalanced Richard Nixon's aggrieved and accusing hair-trigger with her steady, maternal presence. While overall her identity was reflexively identified with her husband, note his Uttaraphalguni-Kanya navamsha lagna matching her Uttaraphalguni-Kanya radical lagna suggesting a genuine affinity and mutual engagement on the topic of politics.

The Nixons shared a two-person career. Commentators have remarked that in the early decades of their marriage, Richard listened carefully to Pat's advice (Chandra-1 rules 7 advisors). She was his primary counselor above all others. Until they arrived at what seemed to be the pinnacle of their joint career, the POTUS years, Pat worked diligently to support and protect (Chandra) her husband, travelling constantly with Richard during campaign season. She is said to have felt that he was vulnerable to negative influences, and she stationed herself as a bodyguard against people who did not like him (of whom there were many).

For decades "Plastic Pat" Nixon could be seen exemplifying the modest but stylish mid-century fashions that came to be known as California Republican. Although she had a college diploma and a work history in business and retail sales, Pat's identity on the campaign trail was 100% dedicated, always-nourishing, Republican wife-and-mother. Chandra yuvatipathi.

Ruler of 7th-from-Chandra-Makara = Nixon's own Chandra, which suggests that he was seeking parenting primarily from the mate. Richard Nixon was said to have been deeply attached to his mother (Chandra-1) but also intensely jealous of her dedication to his siblings. Richard's love letters to Pat show that he was deeply emotionally attached to his wife.

Where Nixon was stiff and defensive, Pat - an Uttaraphalguni actress and promoter who enjoyed life on stage - was flexible and friendly. They worked and travelled always as a team. However during the fateful days of his descent into crime and impeachment, during Shani-Guru period, Nixon had entered a Mula phase of high-risk behavior driven by paranoid fantasies (Guru-Mula-12). Guru rules and occupies 6th-from-7th. He stopped relying on Pat's advice, and shifted his trust to a band of miscreant males who preyed upon his phantom fears. Without her motherly protection, he was soon disgraced.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Budha rules 3-12 from radical lagna

Budha rules 9th-from-Chandra

Budha rules 6th-from-Chandra * intensely jealous

Viparita-Raja-yoga = Harsha yoga Budha-12 rules 6 * prevents imprisonment

Mr. Nixon had many enemies and many complaints = multiplier mulatrikona Guru the many-maker yuti Budha-rogesha. Over the span of his 30-year political career, Nixon vocalized a frequent and consistent victim narrative, arguing (Budha) that he had been mistreated, deprived, exploited, marginalized, disrespected, or robbed of his entitlements.

Budha Mahadasha

Even after public disgrace, he continued to insinuate himself as an authorized US representative despite having been stripped of all authorization. For two decades following the complete and utter collapse of his public position, he lived in denial. His clinical narcissism was extremely profound and he apparently was unable to accept even the suggestion that he personally might have failed to lead or broken the law. He blamed circumstances outside his control, the misdoings of others, and the poverty of his childhood inter alia but he never accept moral responsibility for his own actions.

Onset of Shani-Guru period in Feb-1972 introduced a group of criminally minded ideologues. Their complex victim narrative increased his existing paranoia and engaged his already unstable mentality into world populated by those not only dangerously adversarial to his personal political future but enemies of the free world whose ideas threatened the American democracy. Ruler of 12 and 3, Budha evokes fantasies (12) and a fragmented mental traffic of criticism and invective (Kanya).

Budha Mahadasha intensifies Ketu's impact upon the mental health. Nixon's swift, career-ending demise during Budha-Ketu period, Budha rules Ketu-3, ended with a narrowly avoided (Ketu) trial of criminal impeachment. Such an impeachment threatened federal imprisonment (12) -- but did not materialize due to Viparita Harsha yoga Budha-6 rules 12 . Ketu did however produce the effect of international pariah status (Ketu the wanderer).

As ruler of 6th-from-Chandra and ruler of bhava-12 = 6th-from-7th, Budha's power to introduce enemies of the marriage was suddenly strengthened in late 1971. A cohort of predatory advisers appropriated the priority advising position held for decades by his peer-counselor wife Pat. These contract-breakers blocked the advice of Nixon's previous lifelong supporter and adviser wife Pat and substituted their own cant about the terrible disharmony facing the nation in times of anti-war dissent and how he Nixon must use force to nobly preserve the Union following Lincoln the Great Preserver. Rather suddenly Pat was cut asunder from a decades-long two-person career and marginalized into a cardboard figure for public display. According to observers, their marriage was effectively ended in Budha-Budha period while Pat was heard screaming in the private wing of the Whitehouse "you have ruined my life!"

Budha rules scattered and often incoherent mentality of Ketu-in bhava-3 in the criticizing, accusing rashi of Kanya. Nixon was already mentally unstable. Some psychiatrists have retrospectively diagnosed him as functionally paranoid but prone to episodes of delusion. As Budha-Budha bhukti proceeded, Nixon stopped listening to the sensible advice of his wife and succumbed to the manipulative, paranoia-increasing narrative of his criminally minded advisers.

For decades, Mrs. Pat Nixon personally engaged with Republican Party supporters on the front lines of her husband's speeches, rallies, and social events. Furthermore, to maintain the support of the Party, she needed to attend events promoting other Republican candidates as well. This she did with reliable rhythmic protective persistence as would be expected by his 7th-from-Chandra configuration.

However her unflagging support began to flag when he became POTUS. Their mutual need for each other seemed to cease at the onset of the Budha Mahadasha with Budha ruling 6th-from-7th, 12th-from-7th-from-7th, and 8th-from-Chandra (containing Ketu-3 mentality). Budha mahadasha defined their final years, and they died in a state of social disgrace.

During the 2.5 years of Budha-Budha swabhukti, Nixon authorized criminal burglaries and illegal wiretapping. He took an emotional and controversial (6) stance toward free-speech discourse on the Vietnam War (6) implying that protest was illicit and the nation should defer to his unquestioned authority. His television appearance showed a glaring, suspicious look.

By the onset of Budha-Ketu period in May-1974, Richard Nixon was the first POTUS in more than a century to have been impeached for criminal misconduct while holding the highest office of public trust. He resigned under pressure, asserting that he had done nothing wrong. Having once been the proud leader elected by "landslide win", a bitter victimized Nixon was cut-loose during the Budha-Ketu period.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

During Guru Mahadasha * 1939 until 1955

  • 1947-1951 USA Congressional Representative from California *
  • 1951-1952 USA Senator from California (Republican)
  • 1952-1960 VPOTUS under POTUS-34 Interstate Highways 1890-1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower

Although Nixon had been elected with the public trust, he expediently quit the six-year Senate position less than 2 years into the term of service, in order to serve as VPOTUS under Eisenhower.

Mula-Brihaspati rules 3-12 from both Chandra-Makara and Makara radical lagna.

Guru rules 4 graha: Surya-Budha-Kuja-Rahu. Further, Kuja drishti upon Rahu-4 ultimately amplifies Rahu's tendencies toward grandiosity. The challenge lies with the nihilist narratives of Mula, which have an erosive (12th) effect upon the contractual agreements sustained by Chandra rules-7.

Mula-Guru in bhava-12 rules Surya-Kuja-Budha and Rahu. It is a globalist placement but a deranged one, due to Ketu-9 rules Mula and Budha-Mula-yuti-Guru-Mula.

Nixon saw himself as a global humanist and theoretical explicator of the higher principles guiding the new world order. He was heavily involved in the vicious animosity of the Vietnam War, and commentators would say that most of his mistakes were caused by his principles. On the other hand, Nixon is often credited with having initiated the era of global cooperation by using his principles to manage two previously bitter enemies: USA and Communist China.

By the time of the Shani-Guru period, with Brihaspati located in 8th-from-Shani, Nixon had begun to succumb to the Mula-narrative of reckless disregard for consequences driven by a lifetime obsession with enemies (Budha-12-Mula rules 6-enemies).

POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon was known for his incredible persistence in the face of obstacles that seemed to him to be intentionally blocking his progress toward the top of the mountain. He expressed frustration, jealousy, and resentment that those with more treasure, more privilege, and better family connections seemed to have better results than himself (Budha conversation rules jealousy bhava-6). By tenacious persistence and eradicating certain enemies, Nixon did reach the top POTUS-37 But sadly at the onset of Shani-Guru chidradasha his shielding friend J. Edgar Hoover died, and Guru-12-Mula greatly expanded his paranoia. J. Edgar Hoover had been protecting everyone who was implicated in the Kennedy Assassination, including Nixon. Guru-12-Mula opened the floodgates to insane belief.

POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon had a remarkable cluster of four graha in bhava-12 animosity, distrust, crime: Surya randhresha + Mangala-yuti-Budha rogesha + Guru . The rulers of six bhava -- Mangala-yuti-Budha + Guru -- occupy the third pada of political Mula in 12 while Surya occupies musical, artistic Purvazadha. (Nixon was an accomplished musician.)

Despite his emotional certainty that he was born to be the boss (Chandra-1 rules 10th-from-10th) POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon was said to have been socially maladjusted and awkward in public. The aggrieved cluster of Mula-in-12 contributed to his reputation for being "sneaky" and added to his tendency to seem disconnected (Ketu) and off-balance.

Nixon struggled to appear relaxed and comfortable in his own skin, but internally he was dogged by a lifelong narrative of intense jealousy and victimization. His advisors arranged flattering photographs of Nixon having valuable experiences (usually with his tolerant, non-committal wife Pat). Yet on his own, Nixon seemed unfamiliar with the concept of "having fun". His "dark shadow" aura (Kuja-Budha-Guru-Mula-12) contributed to the public distrust, and he was not generally well-liked by his political colleagues. However he was deeply loyal to the Party (Makara-Chandra-1 and lagnesha Shani-5 political structures).

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Shani mahadasha * age 42.6 until age 61.6

Nixon was elected VPOTUS during * Guru-Mangala period (both Guru and Mangala occupy Mula nakshatra).

During the first part of Shani Mahadasha, Nixon continued to serve as VPOTUS under POTUS-34 Interstate Highways 1890-1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower overtly disliked and distrusted Nixon. Yet the pragmatic, logical, system-building Eisenhower did not like dithering and had nothing but contempt for wastes of time. Eisenhower found it useful to deploy talkative Nixon on tasks which involved socializing such as diplomatic meetings, parties, and more abstract discussions. Typifying Shani themes, Eisenhower was 23 years elder to Nixon. Ike had decades of experience holding elite decision-making roles. Eisenhower was accustomed to ruling strict military hierarchies and being obeyed. Nixon had more schmoozing, political negotiating, and discussing experience. Nixon liked music; he liked to drink and party. Eisenhower had little respect for his junior factotum.

During the Shani mahadasha, Nixon endured a brutal Sade Sati along with Shani contact to Kuja, Guru, Surya, Budha, Chandra, and Zukra -- all within the space of seven miserable years.

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

Meena-Rahu-3 = opportunistic use of meetings, cohort, teamwork. Rahu is considerably strengthened by His rules Guru located in 10th-from-Rahu, suggesting advantage (Rahu) gained from clandestine activities (Guru-12-Mula).Ambitious Rahu-3 seeking privilege

Rahu-3 suggests trying to appear important via the Cohort and the Tasks. Typical of Roguish Rahu there was a media message parlayed about his prayerfulness (Meena)

Rahu's ruler Guru-12 shows a wavering, dreamlike image of all of the realities which are governed by Budha, Kuja, Surya, and Guru.

Rahu in 6th-from-10th * POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon self-identified as a rough West-Coast outsider who was barred from the easy path to political ascension enjoyed by the "white-shoe" East-Coast establishment.

The actual tasks (3) vs. the fantasy (12) about the importance of the tasks (Rahu).

Rahu-3-Meena ruled by Mula-Guru-12.

POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon 's father operated a grocery store. Surya-yuti-Guru and Guru rules Rahu-3 shopkeeping.

Nixon developed a Rahu-Meena-3 dreamy narrative recalling that he was expected to drive a truck to pick up (Budha, manual actions) vegetables from the farms before his daily high school classes began. Then he was expected to help with stocking and cleaning after classes were finished. Budha schedules, teamwork. However as in many features of Nixon's narrative, the record shows that he participated in several after-school activities such as music, debate, and sport. Therefore his teen work schedule was likely to have been much more forgiving.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Detachment from the father in pitrasthana-9. Nixon was attached to his mother, but he had little to say about his dad.

According to his biographers, young Nixon was bullied by a deeply conflicted father. His dad did a doctrinal conversion into Quaker faith when he married Nixon's Quaker mother, but dad was not engaged in the credenda (Keta-9). Dad used both anger and distancing to intimidate his son.

Nixon did not practice his parents' catechism. His inherited Quaker doctrine was sufficient for political purposes (Ketu in 5th-from-5th). Nixon's critics complained that his Quaker identity was merely instrumentalized to project the impression of piety and principled convictions (Rahu-Meena camouflage of otherworldliness).

Nixon abandoned (Ketu) his Quaker creed by requesting active duty assignment in the WW-2 navy because as he himself reckoned it would be politically important to show active fighting. (But he was a bureaucrat in the navy so despite the nice uniform he was never in combat.)

Unlike those who actually practiced the principles of their Quaker faith, Nixon cursed vigorously, accepted military assignments, and authorized a greatly escalated carnage during the 1970's USA-Vietnam War.

Nixon's bodyguards reported that the aura of godliness promoted by Nixon's political handlers was a sham, and that after resigning in disgrace from POTUS-37 rank neither Richard nor Pat Nixon ever attended any church or place of public worship. Further the bodyguards claimed that Nixon swore vulgarly and drank heavily when POTUS-37 and afterward.

Exit during Ketu-Rahu period:

Following months of profound grief after the fleshdeath of his beloved wife Pat, Mr. Nixon suffered a severe stroke followed by a deep coma. Exit via blood clot to heart after an adulthood plagued by phlebitis. Fleshdeath in hospital with his daughters at his bedside (age 81).

Budha-Ketu period * cut loose * May 1974 until May-1975

At the time of his disgrace during Budha-Ketu period, Nixon showed a profoundly unbalanced (Kanya) criminal mentality and for the rest of his life Nixon maintained resistance to the facts (Ketu-3, lack of cohesion). By the time of his forced resignation during Budha-Ketu period, Nixon was experiencing paranoid delusions. He perception was wracked by persecution fantasies. In his increasing isolation, Nixon seemed convinced that he must protect his reputation as a great patriarch of the land (Rahu-9) via control of negative evidence which might dishonor his legacy (6).

Ironically, his mandate to protect this as-yet un-established legacy indeed destroyed most of his legacy before it could even be born. (Rahu, fall from high place.)

After Budha-Ketu period ended, he lived for another two decades in cold ignominy, unable to regain the public trust.

During the first portion of his career during Shani mahadasha * age 40 until age 59, he was able to present an image of the plain-spoken working man (Shani), whose habit of accusing and complaining was culturally compatible with the injustices of life in the oppressed classes. His other-blaming was perceived as a social-class habit not a personal problem.

Nixon's remarkable complex of the rulers of seven bhava within Dhanuzya rashi of globalization and world culture might perhaps have produced a great man in world affairs.

He also had Guru, Surya, and Mangala representing a GROUP of unbalanced, untrustworthy individuals scheduled in this life-script to provide "corrupt advice" and betrayal

It was a perfect storm of much degraded mental acuity added to the presence of the band of thieves who provided a great deal of contradictory and illicit advice to the mentally declining leader.

Richard Nixon grew up resentfully believing that he had not received the privileges to which he was entitled. His famed rants (Mangala-driven Mithunaya) against the "white shoe" privileged monied classes expressed his chronic victim positioning and psychological isolation (Ketu) even while serving in the highest office of the most dominant country in the world (Rahu).

Nixon represented himself as an internationalist expert and diplomat of a high order (Dhanushya graha conferring internationalism, along with Chandra in bhava-1 in diplomatic bhava-7).

Shani in bhava-5 suggests a heavy struggle to endure the election cycle. Nixon was often personally short of funds (Shani-5 dristhi upon 11th-from-Chandra AND bhava-11) despite receiving many luxuries (Zukra) flowing from the privileged environments in which he worked.

During eight years as VPOTUS under Eisenhower, Mr. Nixon although cranky was also productive

Professionally, Nixon developed a highly formalized network of those who favored strict laws and caste ranks (Shani). During Budha-Shani period following his resignation from office, where Shani-11 enjoys parivartamsha with Zukra-8, Nixon was able to establish trust (Zukra, troth, trust, betrothal) an inflexible friendship with the Chinese Communist officials (Shani). This trust led to a shocking openings (8, apertures) into an economic system (11) that has been manifesting from China ever since.

From 1952 until 1971, Richard Nixon endured the mahadasha of mature, common-sense Shani. His Shani-Vrizabha-11 enjoys parivartamsha with Zukra-Kumbha-8. Zukra = wife. Due to the parivartamsha, wife controls the effects of 4, 7, 8, and 11 and she has the qualities of fixity and materialism which characterize the sthira rashi.

Throughout Shani Mahadasha, Pat Nixon had been his stalwart counselor and network manager (11). She encouraged him to maintain a normal, conventional viewpoint. She helped a somewhat paranoid husband to make pragmatic choices even in the high-stress world of personality politics. She helped him to steer a lawful career course. Until the Budha mahadasha when the wheels came off.....

it was ultimately the onset of L-3+ruler-of-12 Budha-Budha swabhukti in 1971 which started a chain of unfortunate events resulting in his criminal impeachment, public disgrace and career-ending demise.

As ruler of marriage-adversarial 6th-from-7th, Budha's power to introduce enemies of the marriage was suddenly strengthened at the onset of Budha Mahadasha. Budha also rules mentally-scattered Ketu-in bhava-3 in criticizing, accusing Kanya.

Nixon began to experience a stronger narrative of persecution and victimization due to Budha-Mula-6 much reinforced by the companion graha Mangala+Guru+Surya, including rogesha-6 Guru in 12th-from-Chandra (emotional imagination).

His mental health went into decline just as his association with the "band of thieves " in bhava-6 began to rise. Surya + Mangala-yuti-Budha + Guru = rulers of 7 of the 12 bhava reside in the satkona. These personalities significantly outnumbered his one and only wife. Sadly, he succumbed to a heightened level of paranoia (which was always in the background due to his Ketu-Kanya-3 ruled by Budha-Mula-6). His own mental deterioration was matched by an onslaught of malintentioned advisers who showed little regard for his legacy nor for the public trust (6).

Nixon began to receive damaging advice from the band of thieves inner-circle advisers. They blocked his access to other viewpoints and they encouraged him to authorize criminal burglaries and evade his tax debt. His previously protective and supportive wife Pat Nixon was overwhelmed by this corrupt and predatory council.

The marriage-adversarial effect of ruler-of-12 Budha was particularly strong, since Budha activates Nixon's Ketu-Kanya-3. The wise and loyal wife began to be perceived as an enemy or a low subordinate (6). After 30 years of sensible, trusting marital conversation, her voice was shut out.

During the 2.5 years of Budha-Budha swabhukti, Nixon authorized criminal burglaries and illegal wiretapping. He failed to pay his taxes. He declared (Budha) a controversial (6), argumentative stance regarding the Vietnam War (6) that expressed his disdain for free speech and implied his support for martial law in the USA. His television appearance showed a glaring, suspicious look.

By the onset of Budha-Ketu period , Richard Nixon was the first POTUS in more than a century to have been impeached. He resigned under pressure of a pending felony burglary conviction. Although he never denied his actions, he did deny that he was a criminal. As Nixon famously argued in his own defense "If the president does it, it's not illegal." The highest court vigorously and vehemently disagreed.

Shani-Guru period marked the bitter end to his once "landslide win" political career. Although several unofficial, post-presidential diplomatic ventures were fruitful (and can be seen in retrospect to have opened the Chinese global economic expansion) Nixon was forever marked in the public narrative as a sneaky, lying, paranoid creep.

Nixon's long-suffering wife Pat had devoted her adult life to their globe-trotting two-person career. Her husband's criminal prosecution for felony burglary and tax evasion marked the exhausting tail end of her Budha-Shani chidra-dasha reflecting her separative Shani-yuti-Rahu ruling the satkona = breakdown of the marriage trust. She was heard screaming at her husband in the Whitehouse during their final days, "you have ruined my life!" By Nov-1974, Pat had entered her Ketu Mahadasha and except for a few sporadic appearances, she withdrew from public life. Her final mahadasha of Zukra-6 ended with a lingering, painful death from lung cancer expressing a profound and toxic grief.


POTUS-37 partner * served 1968-1974 * Mrs. Thelma Pat Nixon 1912-1993

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Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Uttaraphalguni * Aryaman

  • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 95

BPL commentary: For Uttaraphalguni natives, the condition of pitrikaraka Professor Surya considerably affects the outcome.

Father-figures, politicians celebrities, dramatists, game-players, and persons of brilliant entitlement are especially influential.

Guidance from Denebola.

"A joyous healthy disposition yet quietly so.

  • She has a very soft pleasing voice,

  • bubbling over with fun and humor.

She is born to a family with social background

and loves to mingle with her friends in various social activities

  • yet she is not frivolous,

  • but beneath her joyous manner, rather serious minded.

She has fixed principles from which she will not deviate.

She prefers to choose her friends

  • from among the people who are artistically inclined and cultured.

She is efficient and adept at managing her home and her domestic life."

Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha


Mrs. Pat Nixon in 1942, taken in San Francisco while her husband was on Navy deployment

Rahu Mahadasha

16-March-1912 fleshbirth * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules 5-6 and Shani rules Chandra * Rahu-yuti-Shani-8 Harsha Yoga

Guru Mahadasha

18-Jan-1926 decease of Mother Katherine Halberstadt (Pat's age 13) * Guru-Shani period * matri-maraka Shani ruler of 2nd-from-4th

1929 decease of Father (Pat's age 17) * Guru-Ketu period

Shani Mahadasha

21-June-1940 marriage to POTUS-37 Watergate Richard Nixon * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules navamsha-1 * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Kanya-Meena contact radical Kanya lagna

21-Feb-1946 child-1 * Shani-Zukra period * Zukra dharmesha-9 from Chandra

Budha Mahadasha

Nov-1968 husband R. Nixon elected POTUS-37 * Budha-Rahu period * Rahu-yuti-Shani-8 sudden identity change

Watergate Scandal begins to unfold * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani rules 6-crime

09-August-1974 husband R. Nixon resignation pending Impeachment. * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani rules 6-crime * Rahu-yuti-Shani-8 sudden identity change

Ketu Mahadasha

1976 stroke * Ketu-Chandra period * Chandra rules 6th-from-Chandra emotional stress

Zukra Mahadasha

1983 stroke * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra produces effects of Chandra rules 6th-from-Chandra emotional stress

1992 diagnosed terminal lung cancer (after a lifetime of chain smoking cigarettes) * Zukra-Guru period * Zukra maraka rules-2 and Guru maraka rules-7

22-June-1993 (age 81) fleshdeath * Zukra-Guru period * Zukra maraka rules-2 and Guru maraka rules-7

Distinctive features of the nativity



Pat Nixon early 1970's

Surya * pitrikaraka

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

For 7th-from-Chandra-6, the parents are often sickly, the native becomes an unpaid caretaker, and the lifemate's character matches the isolated and privacy-seeking bhava-12. The mate often lives in a private world. Mr. Nixon's mind was apparently as invisible to his spouse as it was to most of the public. However, the public face of their relationship was tremendously successful due to the Guru-3 dristhi into her Budha-yuti-Surya.


POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon with Zukra-8 enjoyed a hidden (8) counseling advising partnership (Zukra) with his lifelong companion wife Pat. Unfortunately during period of Budha lord of 6th-from-Chandra he stopped taking Pat's private advice and indulged in criminal acts. Known by her critics as "Plastic Pat" Mrs. Thelma Patricia Ryan Nixon formed the forever-dieting, chain-smoking stand-by-your-man 50% of a married political partnership. Their marriage was characterized by observers as ritualized (Chandra influence on both partners, rituals rites) and stiffly performed as a public display of middle-class impugnity. While their mutual family-feeling was obvious, the attracting spark between the mates seemed muted at best.

Husband has Chandra-7 suggesting his need for his spouse to function primarily as his caretaker-mother, and predisposition toward non-sexual but affectionate marital arrangements.

According to her biographers, Pat felt that her husband Richard was vulnerable to unsavory influence. She served as a parental protector shielding him, sometimes proactively, from people she perceived to be trying to use him, predatory upon him or wielding negative force.

According to her biographers, Pat Nixon started to lose her influence upon her husband from the beginning of his working presidency in Jan-1969 * his Shani-Guru period* continuing through the early 1970's * increasing at his Budha-Budha swabhukti in Dec-1971* through his impeachment and career collapse.

After the onset of his sahajapathi-3 + ruler-of-12 Budha period, where his Budha is tightly controlled in the Mula-three-pack with Guru-Mula-6 and Kuja-Mula-6, husband came under the sway of his council of corrupt advisors (Ketu-3).

As these men insinuated themselves into Richard Nixon's life, Mr. Nixon stopped consulting with his wife Pat, shutting out her guidance and opinions which until that point had kept him on a sensible course even in the volatile world of politics.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Vrizabha
  • Mangala in bhava-9 generally implies combative or adversarial circumstances for the father. Her father struggled in business, numerous failed mining ventures, dangerous work and early death

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Her lagnesha Budha in bhava-7 * Budha-Meena * nichha while Budha-yuti-Surya rules 6th-from-7th * suggests a weakened accuracy of judgment or a Meena-dreamy preference for imaginative perceptions regarding the character of her spouse. Yuvatipathi Guru sends an expansive, secretive drishti into Surya-Budha-7 providing a great scope to her husband's identity (he was known worldwide). However part of that scope was criminal. When she did finally comprehend the scale of his willingness to break the law for ego-reasons, she was devastated.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Guru mutual exchange with Kuja-Vrishabha-9 energizes the event-management, touring, secretarial and sales functions * however Mangala-9 also indicates agression or impatience of the father

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Mrs. Nixon reportedly suffered from alcoholism which increased after her husband's political disgrace. A lifetime chain-smoker (Zukra-6) Mrs. Nixon smoked herself into a state of terminal lung cancer, spent years in isolation and pain, then died age 81. During Mr. Nixon's Zukra-Guru bhukti where Guru yuvatipathi-7 from kalatra-karaka Zukra. Richard Nixon experienced a publically visible emotional collapse at her death. Guru rules his own yuvati bhava; his own fleshdeath occurred 10 months later.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

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

Rahu-Meza yuti Shani-Mesha * nichha

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Thula
  • Ketu in Bhava-2 suggests that a second lifepartnership would not manifest (and indeed Guru-solo indicates one husband only)

Ketu Mahadasha brings the first (of several) strokes and disconnection from the world. According to her biographers, she never regained interest in public life after the criminal scandal which, it can be seen in hindsight, would have been completely avoidable if this man had been able to continue to listen to the wise advice of his wife.


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