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POTUS-39 * 1977-1981

Governor of Georgia * 1970-1974

Nobel Peace Prize 2002

Habitat for Humanity * Elections Integrity

Jimmy Carter

a.k.a. James Earl Carter

Earthbody-Entry Wednesday-01-Oct-1924



POTUS-39-partner * 1977-1981

Habitat for Humanity

Mental Health Advocate

Rosalynn Smith Carter

a.k.a. Eleanor Rosalynn Smith

nativity of Rosalynn Smith Carter

Earthbody-Entry Thursday, 18-Aug-1927


POTUS-39 * served 20-Jan-1977 until 20-Jan-1981 * James Earl Carter * 1924-

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Chitra * Tvastri

BPL commentary:

For Chitra natives the condition of pioneering, direct, yang-energy, forward-pushing bhratru-karaka Mangala considerably affects the outcome.

Brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, dancers, champions, challengers, inventors, explorers, dis-coverers, engineers, builders, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pursuers, and competitors may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from civilizations of Spica.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939).Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 84

"Chitra natives are quiet, thoughtful, and profound.

Very slow in movement and of great dignity in bearing and manner.

  • they like to read books on serious and philosophical subjects.

they make good students in their youth.

they are also extremely clever with their hands,

  • which are strong, supple, and dexterous.

they like to do things or fashion things with their hands

  • and could be sculptors or artists or surgeons."

Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha



Jimmy Carter at a university ceremony in 2012 (his age 89)

Guru Mahadasha * age birth until age 14,7

Wed-01-Oct-1924 Earthbody-Entry * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 6-ministry of service

Shani Mahadasha * age 14.7 until age 33.7

05-June-1946 diploma and ensign commission from US Naval Academy * Shani-Zukra period

07-July-1946 marriage to POTUS-pair-39 Mental Health 1927- Rosalynn Smith Carter (his age 21; her age 18) * Shani-Zukra period * samchara Rahu-Ketu Vrishabha-Vrischika contact Vrischika swamsha

03-July-1947 Child-1 * Shani-Zukra period * Zukra lagnesha; Zukra rules Chandra-1

Nov-1952 until Nov-1955 Janma Sade-Sati via Thula

09-Oct-1953 honorable discharge US-Navy * Shani-Rahu period

Budha Mahadasha * age 33.7 until age 50.7

Nov-1962 elected to the Georgia state senate (age 37) * Budha-Zukra period * Zukra-11 deal-maker lagnesha . Zukra rules yogakaraka Shani * samchara Rahu-return to Karkata-10

Nov-1966 lost a campaign for Governor of Georgia * Budha-Chandra period

Nov-1970 elected Governor of Georgia * Budha-Guru period

12-Dec-1974 announced candidacy for POTUS-39 * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Uttama-Shani-1 Sasya Yoga * Shani rules 5- politics

Ketu Mahadasha * age 50.7 until age 57.7

1975 Carter's Georgia governorship became his launching pad to the democratic presidential nomination * Ketu-Ketu swabhukti * Ketu ruled by uttama-Shani in 10th-from-Ketu

02-Nov-1976 elected POTUS-39 * Ketu-Zukra period * Budha-Zukra period * Zukra-11 deal-maker lagnesha . Zukra rules yogakaraka Shani * samchara Rahu-Ketu crossed precisely 10 degrees of Thula-Meza = exact degree of Carter's Shani. Gochara Shani-Karkata was transiting karmasthana, which also receives a lifetime drishti of uttama-Shani

Zukra Mahadasha * age 57.7 until age 77.7

Oct-1982 until Dec-1984 Janma Sade-Sati via Thula

1982 begin Carter Center promoting stable governance processes (Shani-Chandra-1; Rahu-10) within fragmented countries (Ketu-4) Election Observations * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra fairness

1982 becomes professor at Emory University in Atlanta GA * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra lagnesha

30-Oct-1983 decease of his influential mother, Mrs. Bessie Lillian Gordy Carter (related to Berry Gordy of Motown fame) * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti

Surya Mahadasha * age 77.7 until age 83.7

10-Dec-2002 Nobel Peace Prize * Surya-Chandra period * Chandra karmesha

Chandra Mahadasha * age 83.7 until age 93.7

Nov-2011 until Nov-2014 Janma Sade-Sati via Thula

Mangala Mahadasha * age 93.7 until age 100.7

Rahu Mahadasha * age 100.7 until age 118.7

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Kanya * Poshanya * Pushna * the nourisher
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds, brightly contemplative, focus on seclusion, invisible light-source provides guidance, intelligence for private prayer, eye on imagination
  • Surya-Kanya-12 parivartamsha Budha-Simha-11

Surya rules 10th navamsha suggesting political career

Surya-Kanya adds a ministry of service to the career profile

Surya rules the 10th-dashamamsha, reinforcing the profile of a political career

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in classroom-1 * comfort in embodiment, familiar with forward action, innovation, first-arrival, aristocracy, soothed by new birth
  • Chandra in Visaka * Radha * comforted by expansive shocks * protectors of widening energy channels, sudden growth surge, outreaching vitality
  • Chandra-Thula * comforted by rhythmic negotiation of agreements
  • Somana-yuti-Shani * nishturabashi yoga * Emotionally constricted, sensitive to seniority figures, needs austerity, feels like a regulator

Carter served the national defense as a USA Navy officer

Chandra interacting with Shani-1 and Rahu-10

Chandra in Visaka suggests that he does not fear violent environments, but feels confident (Guru ruled Visaka) to bring higher understanding into shocking (Visaka) circumstances.

Carter was able to enter oppositional-defiant environments ruled by tribal or strongman cultures, and without stimulating resentment make positive impact upon the fairness and transparency of the elections process. The Carter Center's successes in election monitoring gained worldwide positive attention.

Karkata 10th-from-Chandra suggests a career in housing, shelter, patriotism, agriculture, foundational schooling policing and defense, and loyalty to the home culture.

  • Mr. Carter served as a US-defense naval officer (1947-1953). He served as head of US Armed Forces during POTUS-39 (1976-1980). His primary public role became the Chandra-oriented Habitat for Humanity organization which provided family housing.


Nishturabhashi yoga indicates that Mr. Carter was emotionally restrained due largely to his mother's disciplinary approach. Shani is yogakaraka for the Thula lagna which somewhat mitigates the most oppressive potential of Shani-yuit-Chandra, instead focusing the electro-magnetic emotional austerities upon the social behaviors. Miss Lillian was said to be punitively ethical, tightly organized, and pro-education.

POTUS-39's mother Miss Lillian was a professional nurse and a community activist. His mother, a biracial person, was considered to adhere to an extremely strict standard of personal moral conduct. (Chandra morality) For mixed-race persons in the American South of her era, such a rigid level of emotional containment (Chandra-Shani) would have been pragmatically necessary for obtainment and maintenance of social honor .

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Kumbha * vigorous pursuit of community systems; push toward networked linkage
  • Mangala in bhava-4 * drive toward local transport, pursuit of building construction, invasive foundations, energized domestic conquests, pursuit of properties, aggressive parents

Mangala rules radical Chitra

Mangala-Kumbha rules 7 negotiation. Carter has engaged in conflict (Kuja) mediation throughout the world. Using his prestige as POTUS-39, he has achieved measured success in non-violent resolutions of major conflicts and human rights abuses. He has been able to enter highly charged environments where no other leader has ever succeeded. Also confident Chandra in Visaka Shakti

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


  • Budha-Simha * dramatic communications, articulation of bright celebrity entitlements
  • Budha in bhava-11 * narrative of economy and ecology, social participation networks, community, friendship, interlinked systems
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * articulation of equity in agreements, message of justice and fairly bargained contracts; songwriting , talkative sister

  • Simha-Budha-11 parivartamsha Kanya-Surya-12

Budha rules Arudha lagna bhava-9 global humanism

Budha is a friend of vriddhipathi Surya

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Vrizchika * much mystery, many discoveries, believes in transformation, many masks, hidden doctrine
  • Guru in bhava-2 * much hoard, many songs, many stories, history, storage, several genetic lineages, much many accumulated goods, numerous languages, many voices, many valuations

Guru rules the emotionally conflicted 6th-from-Chandra

mutual drishti between Guru-Vrizchika-2 and Rahu-Karkata-10 brings values-based funding for his social projects

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

ruler of 11 Zukra occupies bhava-2 = dhanayoga treasury

Zukra agnesha fairness, social justice

During Zukra-Zukra swabhukti in 1982, Carter became University Distinguished Professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia

During Zukra-Zukra swabhukti in 1982, Carter also founded a public-policy think-tank, The Carter Center, which became a well regarded service training institution for non-violent conflict resolution and human rights development.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Sasya Yoga = panchmahapurusha uttama-Shani-1

Shani is a great friend of Zukra ruler of 1-8. Structured Shani aids Balanced Zukra in developing the personality (1) and generating identity change (8)

Carter's powerful uttama-Shani-1 = born at the precise degree of exaltation (10 degrees). Intense Chandra-yuti-Shani drishti into bhava-7 marriage suggests that the spouse is also patriotic (Chandra) and sober (Shani). Carter expressed a clear view that equality in marriage and professional life was a natural function of Christian life.

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

mutual drishti between Guru-Vrizchika-2 and Rahu-Karkata-10 brings values-based funding for his social projects

Rahu occupies the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra

Rahu occupies 7th-from-Ketu during Ketu Mahadasha

1975-1980, Carter was criticized internationally for giving his wife Rosalynn (7th-from) too much purchase in his presidential decisions. In the modern era it would be less controversial, but then there was a furor about a wife-and-mother (Karkata) political outsider (Rahu) being granted leadership empowerments.

Particularly in the third world countries that were unfamiliar with concept of women leaders and unaccustomed to the northern culture of shared responsibilities and respectful equality in marriage, Rosalynn's ambassadorial ministry and representational authority were perceived as an insult to "real" leaders in those fine lands.

Among his international critics, Carter was considered to be a weak man (Ketu) unable to "speak softly and carry a big stick" in the preferred braggadocio style of POTUS-26 National Parks 1843-1919 Theodore Roosevelt .

Ketu * chidra-karaka

Shani-1 and Rahu-10

After Shani matures age 36 there is a vast increase in comprehension of the rules of the social order and then secondarily after Rahu matures age 48, there is a vast increase in understanding of the vicissitudes of human passions, ambitions, and opportunistic desires. With uttama-Shani-1 drishti to Rahu-10, one may expect to achieve social maturity after age 48.

From the Budha-Shani period (his age 48) and forward into the Ketu Mahadasha, Carter uses his knowledge not for personal gain but rather for the common gain of the stability of the social order benefitting large groups of humanity . Rahu-10 utilizers his outsider status (as an elections observer) to accomplish the social-ordering goals.

The Ketu President

During 1976-1980 his age 52-56, Jimmy Carter endured what many consider a failed presidency from Ketu-Surya period until Ketu-Budha chidradasha.

Carter's pre-presidential life as a military submarine commander, agribusiness peanut farmer, and governor of Georgia received more public approval than his presidency. His post-presidential work and respect have also been marked by high dignity. It was mainly the Ketu Mahadasha that fell below social-material expectations.

Rahu occupies 10 and Ketu in Bhava-4 is ruled by a yogakaraka uttama-Shani-1 in 10th-from-Ketu. When samchara Rahu transited Karkata, this impetus triggered an extraordinary mechanism for the one-hit-wonder that was the Carter Presidency.

Carter's post-presidential life as an international democratic elections supervisor and icon of the famed Habitat for Humanity organization, along with other charitable (Chitra-4) leadership activities, especially his work to ensure fair (Shani-Thula) elections in emerging democracies, continues to receive widespread public respect.

Ketu-Makara does the bidding of His powerfully exalted ruler Professor Shani-1 who produces a powerful, unyielding Panchamahapurusha Sasya Yoga. Although Ketu's ruler Professor Shani gives a relentless work ethic and a profound agenda for social justice, Ketu-4 himself is quite detached. Ketu-4 often signals a busy executive incarnator who is rarely at home.

Ketu naturally has spiritual agency rather than material or political agency, but considering the dignity of Shani and the ambitions of Rahu, it is not impossible that the normally dissociative 7-year era of Ketu Mahadasha would have produced the Carter Presidency. Shri Ketu Shri Ganesha removes all ego-attachments which are obstacles to spiritual realization.

Certain nebulous, unhooked Ketu features are nevertheless in evidence. While serving at POTUS-39, Carter did not develop an international power base of ego-motivated world leaders. Rather, his service was based in parochial ethical convictions (Karkata-10) based in the Baptist Christian traditions of his upbringing. To observers, Mr. Carter seemed either unwilling or unable to expand his leadership vision past that local tradition into a truly international perspective. It seemed like he lacked the ego-willfulness (Ketu; that most believed was a necessary tool for maintaining US domination of other lands and their leaders.

Most importantly in the minds of the voters however, Carter seemed to lack engagement (Ketu) with domestic concerns (4) such as cost of living, transportation (gasoline crisis), schooling, and security (4)

Often cited by historians as the least popular or accessible president since POTUS-30 Price of Freedom 1872-1933 Calvin Coolidge , Jimmy Carter was considered a weak chief executive who seemed constrained by principle and generally lacked the support of the Congress.

Lacking structural support Ketu-Makara

He was a political outsider (Rahu-10) who entered the POTUS job without the hundreds of loyal appointments that normally provide the political infrastructure supporting a presidential effectiveness. He offered the Chief-of-Staff job to two of his campaign advisers, but they both refused it. Therefore he operated the Cabinet without an intermediary Chief-of-Staff.

Ketu broken chain.

The main crises which marked his term as POTUS-39 were fuel supply-chain called "energy crisis" and housing issues (4, housing). Critics of the Carter Administration continue to insist that the Energy Crisis did not exist, and its policies reflected simple supply-chain incompetence in the Carter leadership.

He was perceived as ineffective and was quickly succeeded by an insider from the well-heeled Republican establishment, POTUS-40 American Life 1911-2004 Ronald Reagan .


Rosalynn and Jimmy, wedding day 07-July-1946 (he was 21 years old; she was 18)


POTUS-39 partner * served 1976-1980 * Mrs. Rosalynn Carter * 1927-

champion of Mental Health and Addictions Support

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativity

Krittika * Pleyades

BPL commentary:

For Krittika natives, the condition of radiant, intelligent, central, confident, pitrikaraka Surya considerably affects the outcome.

Father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, poetic romantics, and game-players may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from the civilizations of Pleyades.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 91

"... a thin and quite tall woman.

One with a weak constitution and rather given to chronic ailments:

  • particularly coughs, colds and asthma.

A tendency to be morbid and depressed

  • and yet easily excited

  • as the result of a very nervous temperament .

She will no doubt live by herself away from her family,

  • as she prefers to indulge her own whims and wishes

  • and will brook no interference with her desires.

She has a very jealous disposition

and is difficult to please."

Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha


Rosalynn Carter circa 1975

As a Navy wife, POTUS-pair-39 Mental Health 1927- Rosalynn Smith Carter moved herself and her young family constantly from military base to military base. Surya-Simha-4 politics is bandesha-4 but Kuja is also the home-dissolving ruler-of-12 for Vrishabha nativities. The Carter Family lived in dozens of places, from humble huts to the USA Whitehouse; they rarely stayed more than five years in a single location. At her age 18, Rosalynn aborted her college education (Mangala-4) in order to marry the ambitious Mr. Carter on a promise (Kuja rules 7) of security and fun (Surya-4). Her mother was not pleased (Chandra-12 ruled by Kuja). Due to mutual Kuja-Shani drishti, her childhood home environment was considered respectable poverty. The overall home situation continued to be modest but stable, and governed by an persistent work ethic well into her 90's.

POTUS-pair-39 Mental Health 1927- Rosalynn Smith Carter = mutual aspect between Mangala-Simha-4 and dig-bala Shani-Vrischika-7. She traveled and lived around the world (Mangala-4 house-shift energy) first as a Navy Wife then as the wife and special envoy of POTUS-39, then as a managing partner of Carter Foundation and other organizations. While the two spouses have clearly not agreed on every issue, they have been robust role-models for cooperation and mutual respect (Shani-7) within the marriage alliance.

Zukra Mahadasha * age birth until age 4.3

18-Aug-1927 Earthbody-Entry * Zukra-Shani period

Surya Mahadasha * age 4.3 until age 10.3

Chandra Mahadasha * age 10.3 until age 20.3

1940 decease of Father (Rosalynn's age 13) * Chandra-Rahu period * Rahu gives effect of Budha rules 2nd-from-Surya

07-July-1946 (Rosalynn's age 18) married POTUS-39 Talking Peace 1924- Jimmy Carter * Chandra-Zukra period * * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Vrishabha-Vrizchika contact navamsha Chandra

03-July-1947 Child-1(Rosalynn's age 20) * Zukra-Surya period * Surya rules 5th-from-Chandra

Mangala Mahadasha * age 37.3 until age 44.3

Nov-1970 her husband POTUS-39 Talking Peace 1924- Jimmy Carter elected Governor of Georgia * Mangala-Zukra period * Zukra-5 politics, Zukra lagnesha

Rahu Mahadasha * age 44.3 until age 62.3

Nov-1976 her husband POTUS-39 Talking Peace 1924- Jimmy Carter elected POTUS 39 * Rahu-Guru period * Guru-11 goals

Guru Mahadasha age 62.3 until age 78.3

Apr-1998 until Jun-2000 Sade-Sati via Meza

03-April-2000 decease of Mother (Rosalynn's age 72) * Guru-Zukra period * Zukra rules 2nd-from-Chandra + Sade-Sati

Shani Mahadasha * age 78.3 until age 97.3

Budha Mahadasha * age

Ketu Mahadasha * age birth until age 1.3

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Rosalynn Carter official Whitehouse photo c. 1977

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Simha * Khaga * Khagaya * air-moving
  • Suya in bhava-5 * swabhava * center of drama, intelligence for speculation; brightly political, royal entitlements, focus on glamour, entertainment; eye on games
  • Surya-yuti-Kuja * confidently progressive, bright warrior, entitled to conquer, radiantly pioneering


Surya-5-Simha yuti Mangala-5 . Surya is exceptionally strong in shad-bala.


Chandra * matrikaraka


  • Chandra in classroom-1 * comfort in glowing incandescent embodiment, familiar with forward action, innovation, first-arrival, aristocracy, soothed by new birth, rhythmic movements, undulating personality
  • Chandra-Meza * comforted by rhythmic forward pursuit

  • Chandra in Bharani * comforted by carrying valuable burdens * protectors of assets, treasuries, contractual trust, natural resources, reserves

Chandra-1 rules-4 Mrs. Carter = a self-identified Southern Protestant Christian and her ethnic, regional qualities (4) remained definitive

the emotionally motivated community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra = bhava-10 high-profile friends. Mrs. Carter was a close personal friend of POTUS-38 partner Betty Bloomer Ford



Married age 18 and although a capable individual with power to generate influential political initiatives, nevertheless remained deeply identified with marriage partnership

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Surya-yuti-Mangala in bhava-5 receives the disciplined constraint of Vrischika Shani-8

Mutual aspect of Shani with Mangala

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Guru rules Dhanuzya swamsha = doctrine, catechesis, paradigms of belief, philosophy, theory, guru, preaching, pope, proselyte, propagation of the faith

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Sweets-seeking Zukra in the emotionally conflicted and self-medicating 6th-from-Chandra suggests behavioral addictions or substance addictions (typically alcohol, but other conflict-numbing sweetening practices also)

Alternatively, Zukra-nichha may indicate a ministry of service benefiting women with substance addictions, behavioral addictions, low self-esteem, or other imbalances. Mrs. Carter's ministry on behalf of mental illness is widely respected.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Yogakaraka Shani enjoys panchmahapurusha Sasya Yoga which gives public dignity and a lifelong quest for social justice.

Mutual aspect of Shani with Mangala can be oppressive.

Mangala insists on moving forward yet Shani resists change and Shani signals the native to persist in the union regardless of obstacles. Shani persists. Professor Shani as an agent of marriage feels obliged to absorb the stress of Mangala's perpetual battering competitiveness and restlessness into the marriage union without permitting a break-up.

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

Ketu * * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka


Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter in 2014, married for 70 years


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