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1974-1977 * POTUS-38

Dec-1973 until Aug-1974 VPOTUS under POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon

1949-1973 * USA Congressman from Michigan

24 years in Congress * 12 terms = never lost an election

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Gerald Rudolph Ford

a.k.a. Lesley Lynch King

Earthbody-Entry Monday-14-July-1913

Earthbody-Exit 26-Dec-2006 (age 93)


Mrs. Betty Ford on the Whitehouse porch in 1975


1974-1977 * POTUS-38-partner

1982 founder of Betty Ford Clinic for addiction recovery

Betty Bloomer Ford

a.k.a. Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Warren Ford

Earthbody-Entry Monday-08-Apr-1918

Earthbody-Exit 08-July-2011 (age 93)

Nativity of Betty Bloomer Ford


USA Congressman 1949-1973 * POTUS-38 = 09-Aug-1974 until 20-Jan-1977 (28 months) * Gerald Rudolf Ford * 1913-2006

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Pushya * Sidhya

BPL commentary

For Pushyami births of a masculine valence, the influence of rigid, chronological, lawful, enduring strictly structural sober serious systematic Shani can considerably affect the outcome.

Elder persons, old rules, rigid structures, age and time, resistance to change, status hierarchies, social class barriers, large organizations, public opinion, bureaucracies, regulatory requirements, legal systems, and corporate or institutional officials may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided from the civilizations of Asellus. Their purpose is the lawful, hierarchically ordered maintenance of the customary folk habits in the place of settlement.

Laws and Customs

Shani-ruled Pushyami gentlemen are often found at the director level of government, corporate, and institutional organizations. They combine the local sensibilities of security-seeking Chandra with the larger structural, legal frameworks of national and international regulation. Deeply patriotic and defensive by nature, Sidhya-born usually remain close to their roots while they obtain& respected, socially recognized positions in institutions, bureaucracies, and agencies of government.

Sidhya-born are influential in the world and reputed for their culturally sensitive judgment. Found in all of the Chandra-karaka areas such as transportation, farming and fishing, home-building and real-estate, schools, houses of worship, and parenting, Tishya-born feel close to the land. Yet they are socially responsible, and usually elect to serve as judges, directors, or other official roles (Shani) that provide an orderly process (Shani) for governance of their place of settlement.

Pushyami may specialize in cultural boundary-protection, making of reserved areas both social and natural, lawful preservation of ethnic practices, and legal recognition for cultural minorities. Tisya fellows are particularly dedicated to environmental protection, land ownership, and property rights.

Themes of parental duty, civic responsibility, patriotism, dignity of the family, and foundational legal protections may contextualize Pushya's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Pushyami.

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

"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 calendar


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

Ford was often called "the Band-Aid president". After the criminal indictment and resignation of his good friend POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon, Ford's figurehead presidency created official continuity and harmony in the tripartite balance of government executive-legislative-judicial. Ford maintained a stable, non-confrontational presence but the underlying accusations (6) were still festering * roga-pathi Guru is also the principled ideological Dharmesha-9 which ensured the faith-in-constitutional process transition through the maelstrom of Nixon's disgrace (6). Ford was able to bring some measure of confidence (Rahu-9) * into the "Band-Aid" role but due to the high level of conflict (6) he was mainly a placeholder. His decision to pardon Nixon's crimes (6) was deeply controversial (rogesha-6 ) and after three controversial years defined by Nixon's crimes (6), Ford was unable to win re-election.

Shani Mahadasha * age birth until age-3.7

14-July-1913 Earth-birth in Omaha, Nebraska, USA * Shani-Rahu bhukti * Rahu--9 politics, ideology

Dec-1913 parent's divorce spousal abuse * Shani-Rahu bhukti

01-Feb-1916 mother remarries Mr. Ford * Shani-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 2nd-from-Chandra = 2nd family

Budha Mahadasha * age 3.7 until age 20.7

1931 (age 17) meets bio-dad for the first time * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru rules pitristhana containing Rahu-9

Ketu Mahadasha * age 20.7 until age-27.7

1935 bachelor's degree in economics from University of Michigan * Ketu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 4-diploma, license, pass exam

18-Feb-1941 decease of bio-dad * Ketu-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 7th-from-9th

Zukra Mahadasha * age 27.7 until age-47.7

1941 earns law degree (LL.B. later upgraded to J.D.) from Yale Law School * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra rules 4-diploma

1942-1946 US Navy service * * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra rules 4-national defense

15-Oct-1948 exchange of vows in marriage-1 to POTUS-pair-38 Addiction Recovery 1918-2011 Betty Bloomer Ford * Zukra-Rahu bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Vrishabha-Vrischika contact Chandra-Vrischika

Nov-1948 wins first election to USA House of Representatives, a position he will keep for 13 election cycles over 25 years * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 5-elections

14-Mar-1950 celebrated the birth of child-1 Mike * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

Surya Mahadasha * age 47.7 until age-53.7

26-Jan-1962 grieved the decease of step-father * Surya-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 7th-from-8th-from-Surya = decease of stepfather

29-Nov-1963 begin to chair the Warren Commission, appointed by POTUS-36 Great Society 1908-1973 Lyndon Baines Johnson* Surya-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 8-secrecy, hidden knowledge

1964 during the extreme stress of the Warren Commission hearings when she was privy to frightening confidential knowledge (8), wife Betty Ford suffers severe nerve injury * Surya-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 2nd-from-7th = knowledge of the partner * Shani rules nerves

Jan-1965 promoted to the coveted role of House Minority Leader * Surya-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 3-committee

1965 wife's psycho-physical nervous breakdown * Surya-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 6th-from-7th illness of wife

Chandra Mahadasha * age 53.7 until age 63.7

17-Sep-1967 grieved the decease of mother (Gerald's age 53) * Chandra-Chandra swabhukti * Chandra occupies 2nd-from-4th

06-Dec-1973 until 9-Aug-1974 * begin VPOTUS under POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon following the felony conviction of Nixon's previous VPOTUS, Spiro Agnew * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 3- administration, management

09-Aug-1974 (age 61) assumes POTUS-38 duties, following resignation under criminal investigation of POTUS-37 Watergate Richard Nixon * Budha-Ketu bhukti * Ketu-3 placeholder administrator

Mangala Mahadasha * age 63.7 until age 70.7

1978 Betty Ford'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 bhukti * Rahu breaks taboo

1982 Mrs. Ford opens the legendary Betty Ford Clinic for healing of celebrity-politician addictions * Mangala-Rahu bhukti * Zukra rules 11-community activism

Rahu Mahadasha * age 70.7 until age 88.7

Guru Mahadasha * age 88.7 until decease age 93

26-Dec-2006 Earthbody-Exit (age 93) * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani maraka rules-7

Distinctive features of the nativity


Gerald Ford, born Lesley Lynch King

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Mithunaya * Mithra * neighbor, companion
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds, brightly contemplative, focus on seclusion, invisible light-source provides guidance, intuitive entitlements, intelligence for private prayer, eye on imagination

Surya atmakaraka

FATHER ++ StepFather

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.

Dad = persona incognita to Gerald Ford. 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 Rudolf Ford after his mother's husband who raised him. Surya in bhava-12 invisible father. Bio-dad left his mother when little Lesley was 16 days old.

The step-father was economically established, supportive to (renamed) Jerry's professionalization, and orderly in conduct. Stepfather = 8th-from-Surya = bhava-7 Makara ruled by Shani-11 + Zukra.


Surya rules swamsha + Rahu in Simha swamsha + lagnesha-Chandra-5

Gerald Ford was a career politician. In his very early career, he did restaurant work (high school) and sports coaching (at Yale and in the Navy). After he was elected to Congress in 1948 (his age 36) he remained in WDC as a Congressman + POTUS for the next 27 years.

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 (Mithunaya) he was called upon to fill many short-term (Mithunaya) roles. He was charged with handling super-sensitive political information during the Warren Commission inquiry. Surya-12 sees what is happening behind-the-scenes.

Ford was a master of the social-networking approach. Famed for his agility in working "both sides of the aisle", much of his political activity was accomplished at informal settings. He was a popular addition to parties such as the Bilderberg meetings due to his music-and-dance loving Purvaphalguni swamsha .

In his longlasting friendship with fellow Karkata personality POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon ++ POTUS-pair-37 Watergate 1912-1993 Pat Ryan Nixon, Ford and his wife Betty (herself a former professional dancer) socialized by dancing in hotel clubs and entertainment venues around Washington D.C.

vargottamsha atmakaraka Surya politics in Karakamsha-12 = non-public, behind-the-scenes politics

As a measure of his popularity with the political funding donor-class, as well as his colleagues and constituents, Mr. Ford served in the USA House of Representatives for 25 years with no interruptions, never losing an election.

Surya vargottamsha atmakaraka in Mithunaya 10th-bnavamsha ++ radical-11-vriddhisthana.

Ford was a master of the US-Congressional caucus system = an elaborate orchestration of cooperative teamwork (Mithunaya). He wrote the influential book A Time to Heal, explained countless situations, and authored countless policy documents. His expertise in committee-work is still held as a standard aim for Congresspeople.

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 (Mithunaya). As an highly experienced Congressional caucus master, he managed small teams (3) of legislators as they tackled a project to produce a working document. His career was marked by frequent communication with his district and savvy handling of publications media.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka


  • Chandra in Anuradha * comforted by resistance to danger * protectors against preventable damage, guardians of customary weapons, defensive invasions, regulated explosions
  • Chandra-Vrizchika * nichha * comforted by rhythmic penetration of mystery
  • Chandra in classroom-5 * comfort in politics, familiar with gambling and games, charm, children, soothed by celebrity, needs to feel unique, routine intelligence, artistic performance; undulating creativity


Mom = Dorothy Ayer Gardner,

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations


Smoking = breathing = lungs = the emotionally talkative, communicative cohort evangelical instructional team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra = bhava-6 disease, addictions ++ nichha-Chandra

Ford compulsively smoked a tobacco pipe - about 8 bowls per day. Eventually he developed an abscessed tongue. 3rd-from-Chandra, suggesting that he was attempting to self-medicate from work-stress (Shani) via a compulsive habit

Chandra Mahadasha * age 53.7 until age 63.7 * Chandra lagnesha patriotism, politics, emotional manipulation (nichha-Somana)

in 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.

The controversial Warren 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. Despite public evidence which showed gunshots from several different angles, the Warren Commission led by Ford claimed that the entire event was conceived and executed by one single discontented person. Remarkably even under intense security, that identified person was then quickly, accidentally, murdered. This explanation seemed suspicious to many Americans and Ford was implicated in the collusion.

During the investigation, POTUS-pair-38 Addiction Recovery 1918-2011 Betty Bloomer Ford became overwhelmed by the nature of the information that was being handled by the Warren Commission. She suffered a severe nerve injury and then malignant breast cancer. Chandra rules 6th-from-7th

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

* Ruchaka Yoga

Yogakaraka Mangala rules 5-intelligrnce, creativity, celebrity ++ 10 social visibility, respect, reputation, leadership

  • Mangala-Meza * moolatrikona 0-18 deg. * vigorous pursuit of championship * dynamic, competitive winner * proactive innovation, first-arrival; push toward conquest, innovation, first-arrivals; push toward conquest
  • Mangala in bhava-10 * dig-bala * drive toward high position, pursuit of social authority, fights for rank and status, , invasive regulation, ,hierarchical dynamics, energized governing conquests, champion of leadership elites

Mangala-10 career occupies the emotionally conflicted 6th-from-Chandra


Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Karkata * comfortable communications, articulation of rhythmic root culture, security, foundations, descriptive emotional defense, customary pronouncements, messages about protection and nourishment
  • Budha in bhava-1 * digbala * narrative of body, bifurcated self-image, discusses physical appearance, describer of embodiment, explainer of tangible self, delivers instructions for self-characterization, articulation of communicative movement, animated gestures, talks about personality, details the two-sided identity

Budha rules 10th navamsha communications, committees, conversations, commerce

Budha rules Karakamsha = Mithunaya-11 contains vargottamsha atmakaraka Surya politics

Dhanayoga generated by Budha for Simha nativities

Budha-12 rules 2-11 in the invisible 12th bhava. Ford belonged to a network of HNWI (high net worth individuals) hailing from the Michigan automotive industry's financial elite.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Dhanuzya * mulatrikona * much philosophy, broad worldview, doctrine of inclusive diversity, humanistic guidance, expands the scope of belief, multiple theories, many sacred teachings
  • Guru in bhava-6 * much ministry of service, many ailments and physicians, much medication, abundant digestive imbalance, many grievances, numerous accusations, , extensive animosity and distress

Health * Guru in bhava-6

Also despite his athletic habits (Mangala-10 drishti into bhava-1), POTUS-38 Time to Heal 1913-2006 Gerald R. Ford (Pushya) notoriously suffered from physical balance issues (Guru-6).

Ford won 12 serial elections retaining his Congressional seat, showing the abundant ease of swakshetra-Dhanuzya-Guru-5 in matters of gambling, charismatic performances, and political elections.

Ford's political ease with generous rule-bending (Guru also rules 8-nondisclosure) was so smooth 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).

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Vrizabha * swakshetra * appreciation of valuable arrangements, pleasures of collections, acquisitive sensuality, enjoys preservation, sounds, history, containment of goods
  • Zukra -11 * pleasure of community linkage, enjoys network equity, feminine-figures have social-participation, balanced economies, association with artists and financiers, graciously inter-knit community, appreciation of friendships, aesthetic of fair deals in marketplace, seeks economic justice
  • Zukra-yuti-Shani * sweetened structures, mature relationships, gracious lawfulness, beautiful bones, appreciation for neutrality, strict negotiations, pleasant legal mediation, architectural rigor, enduring agreements * arrangements abide by regulatory law. This benevolent combination signals success in artistic endeavor of a pragmatic, materialistic character, such as music composition or fashion design. Deepens the artistic discipline. Shani contributes mature realism to Zukra's love of balance and beauty. In a husbandly nativity, may prefer a senior, responsible wife.

While sympathetically 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-10.

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 policies and who consistently therefore (Shani) funded (11) his ongoing political campaigns. Vrishabha-Zukra-10 indicates his sustaining agreements with the wealthy elites. He attended the Bilderberg conferences.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Vrizabha * old values, proletarian speech-and-song, old assets, elder evaluators, pressured storage, old treasuries, pressured neck-jaw, imposed collections, must preserve with scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-11 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious goals. One must connect, must earn with hard effort. Cautious, conventional marketplace linkage; tense and limited gainfulness, chronic pressure to produce revenues; heavy legacy pressure against freely chosen associations, Resistance to new friends. Resentment toward changes in economic systems. Intolerance toward unconventional earnings..Wage-earner's fatigue.. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as economist, community organizer, salary-worker, paymaster.
  • Shani-yuti-Zukra * resistance against equity, limited luxury, contractual discipline, constrained harmony, regulated pleasures

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

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 (7), especially financial law Shani-yuti-Zukra .Ford stood for 12 term-elections as a humane conservative and won every time due to Shani = ruler of 7 and located in 7th-from-Chandra.

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-4; the couple prospered indeed as she provided luxury parties for well-heeled supporters, while he made the necessary deals.

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

  • Rahu-Meena *craving for symbolic guidance * craving for symbolic guidance * mask of dreamlike Other Worlds * fascinated by prayer * seeks special importance via ancestor guides, sleep-states, via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) deep trance, private intuition, concealing fog; fascinated by prayer * seeks special importance via ancestor guides, sleep-states, trance, private intuition
  • Rahu in bhava-9 * passion for philosophy, preaching * in swabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual doctrine, theory, dharma, worldview; desires a special, important teacher-preacher role in catechesis, principled discourses of abstract ideas, ideology, philosophy. Extraordinary father-figure, ambitious professors and religious teachers. Thrives in culturally-mixed university, temple, sangha, or sacred-teaching settings. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a charitable philanthropist, a wisdom-purveyor, a patron of principled thought, a guru-figure, a philosopher, or a globalist humanitarian. Exciting, opportunistic third marriage (if any).

Rahu-9 secrets occupies the political 5th-from-Chandra

Rahu-9 usually signifies over-reaching, exotic, culturally unusual behavior by the father

Rahu in 11th-from-11th offers a potential dhanayoga

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Kanya * dissociates from accusatory complaints, incomplete service, empty disagreements, dissolute arguments, not limited by stigmatized status, ignores restriction on imbalance, not limited by stigmatized status, ignores restriction on imbalance
  • Ketu in classroom-3 * absentee sibling, off-topic communications, disinterested in daily discourse, dissolved messaging boundaries, disregards conventional discussions, eccentric or esoteric modes of writing, irrelevance of the mental narrative. One abandons the management tasks, dismisses the standard explanations, walks away from the usual descriptions.


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

POTUS-pair-38 Addiction Recovery 1918-2011 Betty Bloomer Ford

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Jyeztha * Kita * Thrikketta

BPL commentary

For Jyeztha births of a feminine valence, the condition of conversational, discursive, explanatory, instructional, argumentative, commercializing Kumara may considerably affect the outcome.

Siblings, cousins, schoolmates, bandmates, team-mates, entourage, ensemble, neighbors, managers, cohort, coterie, collaborative group, publishers, messengers, merchants, commercial 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 is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Antares. Their purpose is to communicate a forceful, dynamic, healing regeneration via sexual energy transfer and discovery of secrets.

Penetrating Communications

Budha-ruled Jyeztha gentlewomen are typically outspoken, incisive and decisive, competitive, descriptive, and authoritative communicators. Thrikketta-born maintain a deep sense of mental seniority often leading to impatience with those less quick-witted .

Articulate and pro-active in their messaging style, Jyeztha are often accomplished writers in literary genre ranging from autobiography to committee reports, Kita-born ladies find a ready audience on topics of a hidden, undisclosed, or forbidden nature. Jyeztha women are also natural trauma healers, investigative journalists, forensic scientists, and detectives.

Ketta-born ladies wield a penetrating ability to explain complex human sexual and psychological narratives. They are often found in powerful messaging roles, where secret information is revealed by a skillful shifting of the interpretive lens.

Due to nakshatrapathi Bantering Budha, the skills of Zakradaivata include all of the commercial fields plus psychotherapy and recovery work, self-help writing, and training of healers. Thriketta-born may also be found in the verbal realms of transformative criticism and promotion of mystical renewal.

Themes of verbal contest, sexual energy transfer, and healing discovery may contextualize Jyeztha's terrestrial experience. Also applicable to Chandra in Jyeztha-Kita

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

"...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 calendar

born 11 months after


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).

Betty Ford maintained long-lasting friendships with

born 7 months before

born 4 months before

Guru Mahadasha * birth until age 7

08-Apr-1918 Earth-birth in Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA * Guru-Zukra bhukti

Shani Mahadasha * age 7 until age 26

18-July-1934 (Betty's age 16) grieved decease of father (suicide) * Shani-Zukra bhukti

summers of 1936 and 1937 attended two dance workshops at Bennington School of Dance in Vermont, where she formed a professional relationship with choreographer Martha Graham * Shani-Mangala bhukti * Mangala-10 dance lagnesha

1937-1941 Martha Graham Company dancer in New York City + retail saleswoman * Shani-Kuja + Shani-Rahu bhukti

1943 exchange of vows in marriage-1 (age 24) endured until 1947 * Shani-Guru * Guru rules swamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Simha-Kumbha contact Kumbha-Chandra-lagna

Budha Mahadasha* age 26 until age 43

22-Sept-1947 divorce-1* Budha-Zukra bhukti * Mangala-12 rules 8-transformation of identity * sarala yoga no harm from ending a marriage (8)

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

02-Nov-1948 Gerald Ford wins the first of 12 consecutive elections to USA Congress from Michigan * Budha-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 7-partnership, advising job

16-Nov-1948 the young couple relocate to Washington DC, where they will reside primarily for the next 25 years * Budha-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 4th-from-4th second home

20-Nov-1948 grieved the decease of mother * Budha-Zukra bhukti *

14-Mar-1950 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Budha-Zukra bhukti * Budha rules 9th-from-Chandra

Ketu Mahadasha * age 43 until age 50

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 * Ketu-Rahu bhukti * SadeSati

1965 nervous breakdown with psychiatric care * Ketu-Rahu bhukti * SadeSati

Zukra Mahadasha * age 50 until age 70

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. * Zukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 9-politics

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 * Zukra-Mangala bhukti * Mangala lagnesha identity + rogesha conflict

8-Sep-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 electorate cried cronyism and abuse of law. * Zukra-Mangala bhukti * Mangala lagnesha identity + rogesha conflict

26-Sep-1974 malignant breast cancer diagnosis and mastectomy * Zukra-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rogesha ailment

01-Apr-1978 family intervention, after a protective officer called her illness a threat to the president's security in 1977. * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

1978 cosmetic face-lift surgery * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

03-Oct-1982 dedication of the legendary Betty Ford Clinic to heal celebrity-politician addicts * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 3-announcements, 4-location, shelter

20-Nov-1987 coronary bypass surgery * Zukra-Ketu bhukti * Ketu frees blockage

Surya Mahadasha age 70 until age 76

janma SadeSati Kumbha Mar-1993 until Jun-1995

Chandra Mahadasha * age 76 until age 86

Mangala Mahadasha * age 86 until age 93

26-Dec-2006 Earthbody-Exit of her second husband, POTUS-38 Time to Heal 1913-2006 Gerald R. Ford * Mangala-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 2nd-from-2nd decease of 2nd husband

Rahu Mahadasha * age 93 until decease age 93

08-July-2011 Earthbody-Exit (age 93) * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu-2

Distinctive Features of the Nativity
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 In response to her own experience with drug-and-alcohol addiction, she helped to develop the famed Betty Ford Clinic


Betty Ford official painting Whitehouse 1976

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Meena * Bhaskara * the illuminator
  • Surya in bhava-5 * swabhava * center of drama, intelligence for speculation; brightly political, royal entitlements, focus on glamour, entertainment; eye on games


Her father, William Stephenson Bloomer, was a salesman Surya in bhava-5 in 3rd-from-3rd. He committed suicide during the Great Depression, 18-July-1934 (Betty's age 16)

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka


  • Chandra-Kumbha * comforted by rhythmic pulsing network linkage
  • Chandra in Purvabhadrapada pada 1-2-3 * comforted by expansive understanding * protectors of philosophical caretaking, charitable parenting, shelter for teachers, broad perspective on human needs
  • Chandra in classroom-4 * digbala * comfort in routines, familiar with ruts, rates, roots, routine rituals; soothed by customary habits, needs to feel the repeating pulse of foundation-building, anchoring, stabilizing, gardening; settled into the rhythm of home-keeping and kitchens, undulating patriotism
  • Somana-yuti-Zukra * Emotionally indulgent, sensitive to sisterly figures, needs pleasuring, seeks sheltering arrangements, soothed by beauty, feels like a partner
  • Chandra-4 parivartamsha Shani-9


Betty's mom was an at-home parent. Beset by an alcoholic husband, mom indulged Betty with dancing lessons and elegant clothes - even during the Depression.

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations

The Fords marriage was considered a model for harmony and family life. Despite her many public honesties about her previous divorce, her struggles with breast cancer, and her outspoken Jyeztha support for women's rights including abortion rights, Gerald's Pushya career as a conservative politician never faltered. They weathered many storms in national and family life.

They were both long-lived, wealthy and busy, each with their own self-destructive health practices (her drinking-drugs and him compulsive pipe smoking).


  • his Pushya + her Jyeztha
  • his Anuradha Chandra + her Purvabhadra Chandra (Shani-Guru mutually neutral)
  • his Purvaphalguni swamsha + her Purvazadha swamsha * sharedZukra-ruled love of music + dancing
  • Mangala drishti to each of their lagna produced vigorously athletic lifestyles. She was a professional dancer with a noted company, and later a dance instructor. He was a star college football athelete, and later coached numerous sports at Yale and in the US Navy.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka


Kuja rules 10th-from-Chandra = bhava-1 personal appearance

  • Mangala-Singha * vigorous pursuit of fame, creative political action * proactive drama * push toward entitlement * champion of games and amusements
  • Mangala in bhava-10 * dig-bala * drive toward high position, pursuit of social authority, fights for rank and status, , invasive regulation, ,hierarchical dynamics, energized governing conquests

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

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Sarala Yoga

  • Budha-Meza * innovative communications, pioneering pronouncement, articulation of dynamic movement, vigorous descriptive explanations, challenging conversation, messages about contests and competitions
  • Budha in bhava-6 * narrative of argument, accusation, pollution, complaint * discusses conflict, medical treatment plans, remedies, litigation. Detailed argument, accusation. Dialog of treason, describer of broken promise, explainer of toxicity, . Delivers instructions for ministries of service, talks about injustice, articulates the case against adversaries, ailments, debts. Excellent position for medical, military, or service-ministry professionals

Budha rules Kanya 10th navamsha addiction, women, medical treatment

Budha rules the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Vrizabha * much treasury, many voices, many collections, believes in history, doctrine of values containment, financial guidance, expands the scope of voice-speech-song, multiple treasuries
  • Guru in bhava-7 * many contracts, much negotiation, much partnership, abundant agreement, numerous alliances, extensive bargaining, multiple deal-making events, expansion of advocacy, fertile match-making, typically more than one spouse., extensive bargaining

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Kumbha * appreciation of social networks, pleasures of friendly arrangements, enjoys regulated systems, aesthetic of scientific, economic linkage
  • Zukra-4 * digbala * pleasure of home-based routines; enjoys domestic equity, feminine-figures are prominent in the home environment, appreciation of owned properties
  • Zukra-yuti-Chandra * sweetened security, gracious caretaking, appreciation for nourishing protection, emotionalized negotiations, sheltering arrangements, soft caretaking beauty, sheltering arrangements, balanced caretaking, soothed by beauty, pleasant emotional response, enjoys local rhythms, arrangements according to the folkways, musical mother-figure, protective contracts

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Karkata * old routines, old defenses, pressured stomach, imposed protection, proletarian cultural roots, conservation of the folkways, aging parents, lack of moisture, cramped dwellings, elder caretakers, must nourish and shelter with scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-9 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious paradigm of belief. One must preach the old doctrine, old principles; punitive, unyielding ideologies, cautious, conventional father-figures; tense and fearful religious teachers, chronic rigidity of worldview; heavy legacy pressure against freely chosen convictions. Resistance to new teachings. Preacher's fatigue. Resentment toward changes in catechism. Intolerance for sacerdotal innovation. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as high priest, guru-figure, professor, rabbi, sermonizer, proselyte, Old Believer
  • Chandra-4 parivartamsha Shani-9

Shani-9 occupies 6th-from-Chandra

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

  • Rahu-Dhanuzya * craving for philosophical principle, theory, higher truth * mask of global humanistic belief * fascinated by doctrine, catechism * * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) guidance, generosity, patronage, proselytism, fatherliness
  • Rahu in bhava-2 * passion for treasuries * in swabhava of Suave Zukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual assets, a fascinating voice, remarkable face, intriguing family line, extraordinary languages, mesmerizing sounds, Mixes knowledge from several different traditions (2). Craves unconventional, often shadowed, historical data. Exotic or unusual collections, libraries, records, databases.. Desires a special values-expression role in foods, animal herds, nature conservation, museums.. Privileged-seeking per rashi, in banking, preservation, foods, seeds, mouth-speech-song, Trespasses cultural boundaries of memory and historical truths. Exciting, opportunistic second marriage (if any). Ambitious character of the family traditions, genetic lineage.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Mithunaya * dissociates from conversations, incomplete message, empty instructions, dissolute signals, not limited by commerce, ignores restriction on communication, applies explanatory gestures to the misty abyss, applies explanatory gestures to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-8 * Dissolves classified limitations * ambivalent toward secret initiations, disregards occult boundaries, fearless toward mysteries, absent from spouse's family, vacuous confidences, irrelevance of non-disclosure rules * disperses psychic camouflage filters, disinterested in terror. One abandons the in-laws, ignores the false mystifications, dissolves the obfuscations.

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


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