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POTUS-39 * served 20-Jan-1977 until 20-Jan-1981

  • Nobel Peace Prize: 2002
  • 1970-1974 83rd Governor of Georgia

preceded by:

succeeded by:

married to:

born three months after


Jimmy Carter

a.k.a. James Earl Carter

fleshbirth Wednesday-01-Oct-1924


Rosalynn Smith Carter

a.k.a. Eleanor Rosalynn Smith

nativity of Rosalynn Smith Carter

fleshbirth 18-Aug-1927


POTUS-39 * served 1976-1980* James Earl Carter

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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



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

BPL commentary: For Pushya nativities, the condition of Shani considerably affects the outcome

"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 details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha



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

Rahu Mahadasha * age birth until age 4

Wednesday-01-Oct-1924 fleshbirth * Rahu-Zukra period

Guru Mahadasha age 4 until age 20

Shani Mahadasha * age 20 until age 39

07-July-1946 marriage-1 * Shani-Shani swabhukti samchara Rahu-Ketu Vrishabha-Vrischika

03-July-1947 Child-1 * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 5th-from-Chandra

1962 Elected to the Georgia state senate * Shani-Guru period * Guru resides in 5, rules-9 elections

Budha Mahadasha * age 39 until age 56

1966 lost a campaign for governor of Georgia in * Budha-Ketu period

Nov-1970 elected governor of Georgia * Budha-Chandra * Chandra lagnesha

1975 Carter's Georgia governorship became his launching pad to the democratic presidential nomination * Budha-Rahu period * Rahu-1 personality

Nov-1976 elected POTUS-39 * Budha-Guru period * * Guru resides in 5, rules-9 elections

  • samchara Rahu-Ketu at precisely 10 degrees of Libra/Aries (exact degree of Carter's Shani.)

  • Gochara Shani-Karkata , moving through Carter's radical pushya lagna

Ketu Mahadasha * age 56 until age 63

1982 begin Carter Center promoting stable governance processes (Shani-Chandra-4) within fragmented countries (Ketu) Election Observations * Ketu-Chandra * Chandra lagnesha yuti uttama-Shani-4 stable social governance

30-Oct-1983 fleshdeath of his influential mother, Mrs. Bessie Lillian Gordy Carter (related to Berry Gordy of Motown fame) * Ketu-Rahu period

Zukra Mahadasha * age 63 until age 83

Nov-2002 Nobel Peace Prize * Zukra-Shani period

Surya Mahadasha * age 83 until age 89

Chandra Mahadasha * age 89 until age 99

Mangala Mahadasha * age 99 until age 106

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka

Chandra * matrikaraka

Chandra interacting with Shani-4 and Rahu-1

Shani casts the 10th drishti upon Rahu, while Rahu occupies 10th-from-Chandra while Chandra rules 1Karkata-Lagna AND 10th-from-Chandra.

Chandra rules the 10th-from-Chandra = kalpasthana-1 = suggesting a career in housing, shelter, patriotism, agriculture, foundational schooling policing and defense, and loyalty to the home culture.

Chandra rules the 10th-from-Chandra = Carter was also very active with and an icon of Habitat for Humanity (housing = Karkata). His reputation remained flawlessly respectable throughout his post-POTUS years.

Mr. Carter was a career naval officer, who briefly served as POTUS-39, but his primary public role became the Chandra-oriented Habitat for Humanity organization which provided family housing.


Like all nativities with nishturabhashi yoga, Mr. Carter was very much disciplined by and a product his mother's disciplinary actions. Miss Lillian was said to be tightly organized and pro-education.

Carter's pre-presidential life as a military submarine commander, agribusiness peanut farmer, and governor of Georgia received more public approval (uttama-Shani) than his presidency.

During Ketu-Chandra period in 1982, Carter became University Distinguished Professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and founded a public-policy think-tank, The Carter Center.

The Carter Center became a well regarded service training institution for non-violent conflict resolution and human rights development.

Kuja * bhratrukaraka

Perhaps the least popular or accessible president since POTUS-30 Price of Freedom 1872-1933 Calvin Coolidge , Jimmy Carter was considered a weak chief executive. No graha in 10, and ruler of 10 in 8 suggest that Carter was being told what to do by a secretive unknown source.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisyakaraka

Guru * dhavakaraka

Domestically in the USA due to his unwillingness or inability to handle conflict in the classic, aggressive American style. Rather, he applied a compassionate and generously inclusive viewpoint, expecting a creative outcome (Guru-5).

Guru-5 elections. As ruler of 6 in 5, Guru can handle criminal behavior in charismatic, entitled elections environments. Due largely to the non-confrontational style of Ketu-7, 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.

Zukra * kalatra-karaka * svadhu-karaka

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Carter's powerful Shani = uttama , at the precise degree of exaltation (10 degrees) is the most striking feature of his radix chart. This man has a world-class work ethic!

1975-1980, Carter was criticized internationally for giving his wife Rosalynn too much purchase in his presidential decisions. In the modern era it would be less controversial, but then there was a furor.

Particularly in third world countries that were unfamiliar with concept of women leaders (remember this was the late 1970's) and unaccustomed to the northern culture of shared responsibilities and respectful equality in marriage, Rosalynn's influence and duty-roster was criticized. Among his international critics, Carter was considered to be a weak man unable to "speak softly and carry a big stick" in the preferred style of POTUS-26 National Parks 1843-1919 Theodore Roosevelt .

However, in the "two person careers " which are so common in politics, the wife does generally have executive powers regarding her husband's decisions -- and thus yuvatipathi-7 Shani-Thula suggests just such a classic political career.

Carter was never embarrassed about Rosalynn's participation in his presidency; in fact, he thought equality in marriage and professional life was a natural function of Christian life. What he didn't seem to perceive or care about was that most of the world, including his own country, wanted a POTUS to work solo - as a charismatic, ambitious, ego-driven world power monger alpha-Male. That would have been a good role for Rahu-1.

Foundational Education-4

Strong educational foundations due to panchmahapurusha uttama-Shani-4 yuti lagnesha Chandra. Strength of bhava-4 granted him a quality of preparatory and university study far beyond the standard for his folk (4).

nishturabhashi yoga

His mother Miss Lillian was a nurse and a community activist considered to be extremely strict in her standard of personal conduct (which was pragmatic and necessary for maintenance of social dignity for mixed-race persons in the American South of her era).

Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka

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 wildness, ambitions, and opportunistic desires. With uttama-Shani-4 and Rahu-1, the native may expect to achieve ethical maturity after age 48.

From the Budha-Rahu period (his age 48) and forward, 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 . However being a Rahu-1 personality he utilizers his outsider status (as an elections observer) to accomplish the social-ordering goals.

Ketu * chidra-karaka

Jimmy Carter endured what many consider a "failed" presidency, 1976-1980 during the end of Budha Mahadasha, dasha-Sandhi, and the onset of Ketu Mahadasha . Yet Ketu is well-placed in 7 ruled by uttama-Shani-4 in 10th-from-Ketu. Carter's post-presidential life as an international democratic elections supervisor and icon of the famed "Habitat for Humanity" along with other charitable and religious leadership activities, especially his work to ensure fair [Shani-Thula] elections in emerging democracies, continues to receive tremendous public respect.

Ketu-Makara does the bidding of His powerfully exalted ruler Professor Shani, the patriotic (4) and loyal ruler of 7-8. Ketu is by nature spiritual rather than material or political. Shri Ketu /Shri Ganesha removes all ego-attachments which are obstacles to spiritual realization. Although Ketu's ruler Professor Shani gives a huge work ethic and a profound sense of justice, Ketu himself is quite detached.

during his Ketu Mahadasha age 56 until 63, Mr. Carter was not especially ego-attached to power, and he did not develop an international power base of ego-motivated world leaders. Rather, he came across as a rather parochial man of principle, guided by the Baptist Christian religious traditions of his upbringing and either unwilling or unable to expand his vision past that tradition into a truly international perspective.

Due to Shani's subtle but powerful controlling effect upon Ketu-7, Carter has engaged in conflict mediation (bhava-7 mediation, settlements) throughout the world, bringing his prestige as a former POTUS to successful non-violent resolutions of some very major conflicts and human rights abuses. He has been able to enter and be successful in highly fragmented (ketu) environments where no other leader has ever succeeded.


Rosalynn and Jimmy, wedding day 07-July-1946


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

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


Mrigazirsa * Mraga

  • Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra, p 91

BPL commentary: For Mriga-sirasa natives, the condition of Mangala considerably affects the outcome

"Usually this person is born in a wealthy family or at least well-to-do.

  • She will be brought up in a religious atmosphere

  • and will be deeply religious herself.

She is an entertaining and interesting speaker

  • and will participate in women's club activities

  • and other social enterprises .

If she adopts a public career , she will be successful and honored.

She is fond of beautiful clothes,

  • perfumes, and jewels,

  • and dresses elegantly and in good taste.

Her favorite color is green."

Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha


Rosalynn Carter in approx 1975

Ketu Mahadasha * age birth until age 1.3

18-Aug-1927 fleshbirth * Ketu-Shani period

Zukra Mahadasha * age 1.3 until age 21.3

1940 decease of Father (Rosalynn's age 13) * Zukra-Guru period * Guru rules 12th-from-9th

07-July-1946 (Rosalynn's age 18) marriage-1 * Zukra-Budha period * Budha rules navamsha-1 * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Vrishabha-Vrizchika contact radical lagna

03-July-1947 Child-1 (Rosalynn's age 20) * Zukra-Budha period * Budha rules lagna-1

Surya Mahadasha * age 21.3 until age 27.3

Chandra Mahadasha * age 27.3 until age 37.3

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

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

Shani Mahadasha * age 78.3 until age 97.3

Budha Mahadasha * age

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka

Surya-4-Simha yuti Mangala-4 ruler of 4th-from-4th. Surya is exceptionally strong in shad-bala. Mrs. Carter = a self-identified Southern Protestant Christian and her ethnic, regional qualities (4) remained definitive.

Chandra * * matrikaraka

11th-from-Chandra = bhava-10 high-profile friends. Mrs. Carter was a close personal friend of POTUS-38 partner Betty Bloomer Ford

Kuja * bhratrukaraka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisyakaraka

Guru * dhavakaraka

Zukra * kalatra-karaka * svadhu-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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * kavandha-karaka


Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter in 2014, married for 70 years


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