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POTUS-38 * 1974-1977

1949-1973 USA Congressman from Michigan

24 years in Congress * 12 terms, ever lost an election

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Gerald Rudolph Ford

a.k.a. Lesley Lynch King

Lightbody Descent into Fleshbody (birth) Monday-14-July-1913

fleshdeath 26-Dec-2006 (age 93)


Mrs. Betty Ford on the Whitehouse porch in 1975


POTUS-38-partner 1974-1977

Betty Bloomer Ford

a.k.a. Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Warren Ford

Lightbody Descent into Fleshbody (birth) Monday-08-Apr-1918

fleshdeath 08-July-2011 (age 93)

Nativity of Betty Bloomer Ford


USA Congressman, POTUS-38 * served 09-Aug-1974 until 20-Jan-1977 (28 months) * Gerald Rudolf Ford * 1913-2006

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Pushya * Sidhya

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

BPL commentary:

For Pushya nativities, the influence of rigid, chronological, lawful, enduring strictly structural sober serious systematic Shani can considerably affect the outcome.

Elder persons, old rules, rigid structures, status hierarchies, public opinion, legal systems, and corporate or institutional officials may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from the civilizations of Asellus

"An earnest, thoughtful character,

intelligent and quite religious in his outlook.

  • Quite often a regular attendant at church services

  • and a supporter of church and religious activities.

Withal, he is possessed of the qualities which make for success in the material world,

and has the ability to rise in position

  • and to command the respect of his associates.

He will fill a position of executive requirements

  • and be admired and respected by his immediate family."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline


Gerald Ford played varsity football for the University of Michigan in the early 1930's

Shani Mahadasha

14-July-1913 Lightbody Descent into Fleshbody (birth) * Shani-Rahu period * Rahu occupies 10th navamsha

Budha Mahadasha

1931 (age 17) meets bio-dad for the first time * Budha-Shani period * Shani rules 8th-from-Surya-12 disclosure of invisible father's identity

Ketu Mahadasha

Zukra Mahadasha

18-Feb-1941 fleshdeath of bio-dad * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra rules 12th-from-Surya

15-Oct-1948 marriage-1 to POTUS-pair-38 Addiction Recovery 1918-2011 Betty Bloomer Ford * Zukra-Rahu period (Rahu indicates a risky choice; Betty was a divorcee) * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Mesha-thula contact swamsha

Nov-1948 wins first election to USA House of Representatives, a position he will keep for 13 election cycles over 25 years * Zukra-Rahu period * Rahu occupies Simha 10th navamsha political career, governance

14-Mar-1950 child-1 Mike * Zukra-Rahu period * Rahu-Meena produces effect of Guru

Surya Mahadasha

26-Jan-1962 fleshdeath of step-father * Surya-Rahu period

1964 Ford chaired the Warren Commission that investigated the assassination of POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy. The commission included several members of both political parties. It collected a great deal of documented information such as interview transcripts, photographs, and expert opinion during extensive deliberations. After a lengthy political inquiry into the murder, the commission issued a report which revealed no new information. Their conclusion is widely believed to be a colossal cover-up. Surya-Shani period * social-order maintainer Shani rules 8-coverups

Ford led the controversial Warren Commission that was charged to investigate the assassination of POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy . The Commission was widely believed to have covered up the real truth about the catastrophic murder. Many believed that the Mafia and the steel cartels, which wanted an escalation of a potentially profitable steel-weapons ground-war in Vietnam, were behind the assassination. The Warren Commission led by Ford claimed that the entire event was conceived and executed by one single person (despite gunshots evident from several different angles). Remarkably even under intense security, that person was then quickly, accidentally murdered. This explanation seemed suspicious to many Americans and Ford was implicated in the collusion. During the investigation, Betty Ford suffered a severe nerve injury and then malignant breast cancer.

1964 during the extreme stress of the Warren Commission hearings when she was privy to frightening confidential knowledge, wife Betty Ford suffers severe nerve injury * Surya-Shani period * Shani rules 8-catastrophic change, eyes-face of mate

Jan-1965 promoted to House Minority Leader (a coveted role) Surya-Budha period * Budha-1 rules Surya-12 rules 9th navamsha

1965 wife's nervous breakdown Surya-Ketu

Chandra Mahadasha

17-Sept-1967 decease of Mother * Chandra-Mangala period * Mangala rules 12th-from-Chandra

06-Dec-1973 until 9-Aug-1974 * USA VPOTUS under POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon

09-Aug-1974 (age 61) assumes POTUS-38 following resignation under criminal investigation of POTUS-37 Watergate Richard Nixon * Chandra-Zukra period * Zukra rules 11-Friendships

Mangala Mahadasha

1978 his wife's chronic drug-alcohol addiction is revealed to the public (after a family intervention, after a protective officer called her illness a threat to the president's security in 1977.) * Mangala-Rahu period * Rahu-Meena produces effect of rogesha Guru

Rahu Mahadasha

1982 Mrs. Ford opens the legendary Betty Ford Clinic to heal celebrity-politician addicts * Mangala-Zukra period * Zukra rules 11-Friendships

Guru Mahadasha

26-Dec-2006 fleshdeath (age 93) * Guru-Budha period * Budha rules 12th-from-lagna decease of an elderly person

Distinctive features of the nativity


Gerald Ford, born Lesley Lynch King

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

Karakamsha = Mithunaya-12 contains vargottamsha atmakaraka Surya politics

Gerald Ford was known for his willingness (Surya) to accept new political roles (Surya) as circumstances (Mithunaya) required. Because he was flexible and available and known for seeing both sides (Mithunya) he was called upon to fill many short-term (Mithunaya) roles. Surya-12 specialty in back-room deals

Ford was a master of the private resolution. Much of his political activity was accomplished behind closed doors, in drawing rooms and hotel suites, or at invitation-only cloisters such as the Bilderberg meetings, where the concerned parties could operate out of the public eye.

vargottamsha atmakaraka Surya politics in Karakamsha-12

Mr. Ford served in the USA House of Representatives for 25 years with no interruptions, never losing an election.

Chandra * matrikaraka


While sympathetically (Chandra) supporting social-participation initiatives for the less well-situated, Ford's career was ensured by his financial backers who provided the campaign funds. Shani-yuti-Zukra-Vrishabha-11.

Chandra-5 politics rules 10th navamsha * Ford was a career politician who never held any other job (except for university years serving as a restaurant waiter).

Ford won 12 serial elections retaining his Congressional seat, showing the abundant ease of lagnesha Chandra-5 in matters of gambling, charismatic performances, and political elections. In fact his political ease with rule-bending (Chandra in 8th-from-10th) was so comfortable (Chandra) that Ford was the first USA national legislator to be both vice president and president without being elected by the people.

He was appointed vice president when Spiro Agnew resigned. He assumed the presidency by a legal mechanism (not by election) when Nixon resigned. Ford was the sort of institutional governance worker who is often called a "utility infielder" (a baseball term that means one who is capable of being useful everywhere in the field).

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Mangala occupies 6th-from-Chandra

Budha the Communicator, ruler of 3 in radical lagna

Ford was a master of the US-Congressional "caucus " system which is an elaborate orchestration of cooperative teamwork (3). He wrote the influential book "A Time to Heal" explained countless situations, and authored countless policy documents.

Ford wrote many books, articles, and pamphlets. He traveled the country in support of his Congressional initiatives, attending town halls and giving interviews to journalists (3). Ford was a master of the Congressional 'caucus' system whereby small teams (3) of legislators tackled a project to produce a working document. His career was marked by frequent communication with his district and savvy handling of publications media.

Shani rules 7-8 + vridhhipathi-11 Zukra-11

Shani-Vrizabha His main source of economic income was the financial assets of his wealthy constituents, who were consistently (Shani) in agreement (Zukra) with his fiscally conservative who policies and who consistently therefore (Shani) funded (11) his ongoing political campaigns. Vrishabha-Zukra-11 indicates his sustaining agreements with the wealthy elites. He attended the Bilderberg conferences.


Shani rules 7-8 + vridhhipathi-11 Zukra-11

Ford belonged to a network of HNWI (high net worth individuals) hailing from the Michigan automotive industry's financial elite. Shani-Zukra-11 "old money".

yuvatipathi-7 Shani-11 in 5th-from-7th suggests that the marriage partner's public behavior is structurally supportive both economically and socially

His competent, sober and materialistic yuvatipathi-7 Shani-Vrizabha-11 indicates profound endurance in the profession of law-making. He took the legislative task seriously and was an authority in the law. He stood for 12 term-elections as a humane conservative and won every time due to Shani's support from vriddhipathi kalatra-karaka Zukra the Goal-Achiever.

durakaraka yuvatipathi-7 Shani-11 indicates a persistent, hard-working, sober, mature, and financially pragmatic deal-maker. He married an equally hard-working spouse as indicated by Shani-Zukra in 7th-from-Chandra-5; the couple prospered as she provided luxury parties for supporters, while he made the deals.


Rahu-9 occupies the political 5th-from-Chandra * Economic gains from Rahu-9 in 11th-from-11th.

Father and Step-father

Rahu-9 and Rahu's ruler Guru-6 indicates a challenging relationship with the a father who tends to be over-reaching (Rahu) in his ambitions and willing to break customary expectations (Rahu). The playboy father of Lesley Lynch King (Ford's original name) abandoned his infant son and the child's mother. His mother remarried, and little Lesley was renamed "Gerald Ford" after his mother's husband who raised him. Young Gerald was not told about his real father until he was 17 years old when his Budha-Shani period provided this transformation of identity via randhresha-Shani.

Ford's bio-dad expressed little interest in the boy until he was grown and even after their meeting they maintained only a sporadic correspondence. Yet his stepfather supported young Gerald much more substantially, providing a stable home, education, and a basis for life. 8th-from-9th indicating the stepfather = security-and-protection bhava-4, while 8th-from-Surya-12 = the equally secure 4th-from-4th Makara-7.

Ketu-Kanya * Ketu in Bhava-3 lungs, smoking

Ford compulsively smoked a tobacco pipe - about 8 bowls per day. Eventually he developed an abscessed tongue. 3rd-from-Chandra-nichha = bhava-7, suggesting that he was attempting to establish a sense of balance via a compulsive habit


POTUS-38 partner from Aug-1974 until Jan-1977 * founder of recovery center Betty Ford Clinic * Mrs. Betty Ford * 1918-2011

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

Jyeztha * Kita

  • QUOTATION: Shil-Ponde. Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 98

BPL commentary:

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

Siblings, bandmates, team-mates, neighbors, managers, collaborators, publishers, messengers, merchants, reporters, writers, scripts, and texts may be especially influential.

Guidance from instructors in the civilizations of Antares.

"...independent self-sufficient , capable, dignified, proud.

  • If she is not born in a wealthy or well-to-do family, she will herself become wealthy through her own efforts.

In such case, her family will be dependent on her and she will be recognized as the head of the family .

  • She is careful and canny regarding money matters .

Being proud, she has a tendency to dramatize herself

  • and secretly glories in being the pivot or centre around which her family affairs revolve.

She will, at some time in her life,

  • occupy a very influential position

  • and be greatly respected."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline


marriage-2 15-Oct-1948 to POTUS-38 Time to Heal 1913-2006 Gerald R. Ford * Grace Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan *

They were married for 58 years =1948 until 2006 (Gerald's death his age 94).

Guru Mahadasha

Lightbody Descent into Fleshbody (birth) Monday-08-Apr-1918 * Guru-Shani period * Shani rules 5-politics and 6-addictions

Shani Mahadasha

18-July-1934 (Betty's age 16) decease of Father (suicide) * Shani-Budha period * Budha rules pitrimaraka 7th-from-Surya

marriage-1 1943 (age 24) endured until 1947 * Shani-Rahu chidra-dasha* samchara Rahu-Ketu via Simha-Kumbha contact Kumbha-Chandra-lagna

22-Sept-1947 divorce-1* Shani-Guru chidradasha period * Mangala-12 rules 8-transformation of identity * sarala yoga no harm from ending a marriage (8)

15-Oct-1948 marriage-2 8 to POTUS-38 Time to Heal 1913-2006 Gerald R. Ford * Shani-Budha period * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Mesha-Thula contact navamsha R-K axis

02-Nov-1948 Gerald Ford wins the first of 12 consecutive elections to USA Congress from Michigan * Shani-Budha period * Budha rules 5th-from-7th marital win election

16-Nov-1948 the young couple relocate to Washington DC * Shani-Budha period * Budha rules 8-transformation of identity * Budha occupies 10th-from-Shani, leadership duties* Budha rules Jyeztha

20-Nov-1948 decease of Mother * Shani-Budha period * Budha rules 8th-from-Chandra

14-Mar-1950 child-1 * Shani-Ketu period * Ketu occupies 5th-from-Chandra + Ketu produces results of lagnesha Budha

Budha Mahadasha* Budha rules Jyeztha

1964 nerve injury severe enough to require hospitalization and separation from the family's summer holidays - a general catastrophic event and beginning of chronic pain syndrome along with chronic painkiller addiction * Budha-Budha swabukti * sarala yoga randhresha Budha-6, injuries, addictions

1965 nervous breakdown * Budha-Budha swabukti * sarala yoga randhresha Budha-6, injuries, addictions

06-Dec-1973 suddenly becomes the 2nd-lady wife of replacement VPOTUS after Spiro Agnew, the elected VPOTUS is discharged following bribery scandal. Discloses her first divorce to the media with no issues. * Budha-Rahu period * Rahu-2 speech, second marriage

09-Aug-1974 (her age 56) following the resignation under intense pressure of POTUS-37 Watergate Richard Nixon , Betty Ford becomes 1st-lady of POTUS-38 * Budha-Rahu period * Shani-return via Karkata-Pushya-9 politics, responsibility

8-Sept-1974 POTUS-38 Ford grants a hugely unpopular presidential pardon to the criminalized POTUS-37 Watergate Richard Nixon . The Nixons and the Fords had been close friends for decades. The public cried cronyism and abuse of law. * Budha-Rahu period

26-Sept-1974 malignant breast cancer diagnosis and mastectomy* Budha-Guru period *

1978 family intervention, after a protective officer called her illness a threat to the president's security in 1977. * Budha-Shani period * Shani rules 3 (interventions) 8th-from-8th

Ketu Mahadasha

03-Oct-1982 dedication of the legendary Betty Ford Clinic to heal celebrity-politician addicts * Ketu-Rahu period

Zukra Mahadasha

Surya Mahadasha

08-July-2011 fleshdeath (age 93) * Surya-Ketu period

26-Dec-2006 fleshdeath of her second husband, POTUS-38 Time to Heal Gerald R. Ford * Chandra-Zukra

Rahu Mahadasha

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Betty Ford official painting Whitehouse 1976

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

Her father committed suicide 18-July-1934 (Betty's age 16) * Shani-Budha period * Budha rules pitrimaraka 7th-from-Surya

Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Warren, popularly known as "Betty Ford", served as First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977 during the presidency of her husband POTUS-38 Time to Heal 1913-2006 Gerald R. Ford . She was an outspoken Jyeztha advocate for women's rights especially health care Chandra-yuti-Zukra and Zukra resides in the 10th navamsha. In response to her own experience with drug-and-alcohol addiction, she helped to develop the famed Betty Ford Clinic

Karakamsha bhava-4

Mangala, Chandra, and Zukra all receive * dig-bala

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka


worked as a professional theatrical dancer and dance teacher, as well as a fashion model and fashions buyer for department stores. Simha, entertainment, performance arts, politics.

Budha in bhava-6 * Budha-Meza

Sarala Yoga randhresha Budha-6

Guru-Vrizabha * Guru in bhava-7

rules 10th navamsha humanism

Zukra-4 * dig-bala * Zukra-Kumbha


Shani-9 occupies 6th-from-Chandra yet parivartamsha dharmesha-9 Chandra-4 * Shani-Karkata


Rahu-Dhanuzya * Rahu in bhava-2

Ketu-Mithunaya * Ketu in Bhava-8


Gerald and Betty Ford with their long-time best friends, Richard and Pat Nixon * Oct-1973


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