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POTUS-39 * served 1976-1980

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

preceded by:

succeeded by:

married to:

born three months after

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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 84

BPL commentary: For Swati natives, the disposition of Rahu considerably affects the outcome.

"... a slow and deliberative character,

  • almost ponderous in thought and action yet

  • intelligent and logical

While he may be slower at arriving at conclusions than most people,

  • on final analysis his reasoning is sound

  • and his conclusion more accurate than others who may be more brilliant.

He is very religious, somewhat orthodox,

and his environment permitting will attend church regularly

  • or at any rate participate in some religious activity.

Many priests or ministers are found to have Swati on the Rising Point."

Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha



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


jimcarter_dasha1.GIFShani Mahadasha age 13-32 *

07-July-1946 marriage-1 * gochara Rahu-Ketu Vrishabha-Vrischika

03 July-1947 Child-1

Budha Mahadasha * age 32-49 * dharmesha-9 +ruler-of-12

Budha is a friend of lagnesha Zukra

  • Simha-Budha enjoys parivartamsha yoga+ Kanya-Surya.

  • the result = virtual uttama-Budha and virtual swakshetra Surya empowering both 11 (goals) and 12 (visions)

1962 Elected to the Georgia state senate * Budha-Zukra period

  • Budha is very articulate from the parivartamsha yoga, and a great networker being in labha bhava associative networking, whilst Zukra is the charismatic, self-promoting lagnesha that does the bidding of Budha who has the superior degree.

Budha-Kuja period

  • He lost a campaign for governor of Georgia in 1966 under Budha/Kuja perhaps due to temporarily harsh speech under the Mars bhukti.

Budha-Guru period

  • But Mercury really is a good planet, and Carter was elected governor of Georgia in Nov. 1970 under Budha/Guru.

  • Guru as L3-L6 is not a good planet for Carter, and his governorship might have gone poorly if Guru's effects had not ended.

Budha-Shani period

  • However, within the year Budha/Shani period started, bringing all the excellent communicative benefits of a 3/11 angle from a parivartamsha mahadasha-pati onto the uttama-Shani.

Ketu Mahadasha - age 49-56

  • Continuing the strength of Shani embedded in Ketu, Carter's Georgia governorship became his launching pad to the democratic presidential nomination in 1975.

Ketu-Chandra period

Chandra = karmesha-10 radix + rules 10th-navamsha career

  • Elected to USA presidency Nov. 1976

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

  • Gochara Shani-Karkata , moving through Carter's career 10th radix and also the 10th navamsha.

Ketu does the bidding of His powerfully exalted ruler Professor Shani, the patriotic and politically intelligent L-4+L-5. 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 Professor Shani gives a huge work ethic and a profound sense of justice, Ketu himself is quite detached.

during his Ketu Mahadasha, 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.

Perhaps the least popular or accessible president since POTUS-30 Price of Freedom 1872-1933 Calvin Coolidge , Carter was considered a weak and even apathetic (Ketu) president internally in the USA due to his unwillingness or inability to handle conflict in the classic, aggressive American style.

Ketu effects:

Carter was criticized internationally for giving his wife Rosalynn too much purchase in his presidential decisions.

Particularly in third world countries that were unfamiliar with 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 was criticized. Among his international critics, Carter was considered to be a weak man unable to "speak softly and carry a big stick" per Teddy Roosevelt 's classic American foreign policy directive.

  • Navamsha contains Chandra-Zukra (wife) Yuvati-pathi Mangala Mars rising, that Mrs. Rosalynn Smith Carter had a huge amount of control in her husband's life. In the "two person careers " which are so common in politics, the wife does generally have executive powers regarding her husband's decisions -- and thusyuvatipathi-7 Mangala-Thula navamsha 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. That would have been a good role for Rahu.

But Carter endured an entire presidency of the most powerful country in the world, under mahadasha of Ketu!

Zukra Mahadasha * 1981-2001 * age 56-76

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

  • Zukra/Simha/11

  • Zukra is a friend of lagnesha Zukra

  • L-1+randhresha-8 lagnesha from Thula lagna

  • L-1+randhresha-8 from Thula Chandra

Carter was wiser by age 56. He had already accumulated major accomplishments exempli gratia, POTUS-39. Carter took the high road, developing the ideologically progressive networking aspect of bhava-11 = egalitarianism, orderly distribution networks, and systematic social participation movements .

During the Zukra Mahadasha, Carter developed his famed Carter Center promoting distribution of power throughout the social network via Election Observations.

Lagnesha-Zukra-11 assures that Carter will be exceptionally well-connected;

however he is a more ethically mature personality by now, and he uses those connections not for personal gain but rather for the common gain of large groups of humanity .

Lagnesha Zukra gainfully (11) positioned and rules yogakaraka panchmahapurusha uttama-Shani-1

  • Zukra carries out the bidding of Carter's "public-speaking" Mercury.

  • Budha at 28 degrees of Simha enjoys a very helpful parivartamsha yoga + Surya/Kanya, and Budha very much dominates Zukra, allowing Zukra a greater range of self-expression as "lagnesha with a mouthpiece" !

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.

  • Over the 20 years of Zukra period, Carter engaged in conflict mediation throughout the world, bringing his prestige as a former POTUS to successful non-violent resolutions of some very major conflicts and human rights abuses.

  • The Carter Center's successes in election monitoring gained worldwide positive attention.

  • During these years Carter was also very active with and an icon of Habitat for Humanity. His reputation remained flawlessly respectable throughout Venus period.

Vriddhipathi-11 Surya Mahadasha * 2001-2007 * age 76-82

  • Vriddhipathi-11 from Thula lagna * Goals and Achievements
  • Vriddhipathi-11 from Thula Chandra
  • Surya is an enemy of lagnesha Zukra

Although Carter was retired from most active service, perhaps the greatest public honor of his life came under the auspices of Surya-Rahu period.

Surya-Rahu period = Nobel Peace Prize = November 2002

  • Rahu does the bidding of His Professor Chandra + uttama-Shani (bandesha-4 + vidyapathi-5 + karmesha-10 = amplified by Rahu).

  • Rahu-10 = public respect, in a goal-achieving 3/11 angle to mahadasha-pati Surya.

  • Surya as ruler of the 11th house of community, democracy, and goal-achievement, in the articulate, intelligent parivartamsha with Budha, will continue to bring Carter the friendship of the world.

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

karmesha-10 Chandra Mahadasha * 2007-2017 * age 83-93

  • karmesha-10 from Thula lagna = Public Dignity and Social Reputation
  • karmesha-10 from Thula Chandra
  • Chandra = enemy of lagnesha Zukra

In Carter's Jyotisha nativity, Vishaka Chandra is "yoked" to the tremendously powerful and orderly uttama kendra-1 Shani.

Nisturabhasi yoga , Chandra = Shani; Zasya yoga from Shani

  • Though elderly, Carter can be expected to pursue the cause of social justice with fervor, through the agency of the institutions such as the Carter Center which he has established though the force of his personality and his visionary efforts toward social justice over the course of an extremely productive lifetime. karmesha-10 Chandra period provides the peak social respect and empowerment to impose an orderly environment in one's society.

  • Carter will be greatly honored and he will direct all profits from these honors toward the material realization (Shani) of his humanitarian objectives (Shani). His life goals include the systematic spread of social justice through orderly processes and procedures, particularly the justice made available through supervised and lawful democratic elections of social leadership.

  • Shani is very powerful on the material plane and thus, despite the extraordinary difficulty of reaching his goals, he will die satisfied that he has made substantial progress in social justice in this world.

Distinctive Features of the Nativity



Chandra rules the 10th-from-Chandra suggesting a career in housing, shelter, patriotism, agriculture, foundational schooling policing and defense, and loyalty to the home culture. 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 of the women surrounding him.

L4-Shani/Chandra yoga shows a fiercely ambitious, organized, and pro-education mother.

Chandra/Shani drishti to yuvati bhava indicates a similar conservative, caring determination in the character of the spouse.

QUOTATION from B.V. Raman , 300 Important Combinations , p 304

  • "when the Moon in Libra is aspected by Mars or Saturn, the native is supposed to become cruel."...
  • "when the Moon is in the first quarter of Visaka and powerfully aspected by Saturn and the Sun, he would not only be lacking humanitarian feelings but would be completely impervious to human suffering".






According to Behari, Shani-Thula-1

"... is very auspicious, bestowing much honor, power and leadership, high status, wealth, extensive renown and social leadership to you who are exceptionally gifted.

You have enduring health. In spite of an otherwise well-proportioned body, depression persists in your countenance. You are not very careful about your clothes .

You may indulge in a tawdry or socially unacceptable relationship or covet another's' spouse or wealth and suffer humiliation and loss of prestige at some time or other."

Sasya Yoga yogakaraka panchmahapurusha uttama-Shani-1

Strong educational foundations during Shani Mahadasha. Yogakaraka panchmahapurusha uttama-Shani-1 granted him a quality of preparatory and university study far beyond the standard for his folk (4). Carter's core ancient folkways, ancient customs, established cultural norms, education, intelligence, and superior work ethic were shaped during this foundational period.

Carter served national defense in the USA Navy(bandesha-4 Chandra-1)

Rahu * Ketu

Because radical Ketu occupies Makara-4, Ketu will carry out the excellent directive of hard-working, justice-serving Shani when Carter is in his 50's.

Marriage and begin producing children:

Thula lagna* Chandra in tanu-bhava-1

Sasya Yoga yogakaraka panchmahapurusha uttama-Shani-1

Zukra L-1+randhresha-8 = diplomacy, harmony, justice

Thula lagna in D-1, D-9 and D-10 suggests world recognition and international leadership

Guru rules 10th navamsha

Mangala L-2 + yuvatipathi-7

Budha = lord of Arudha lagna


lagnesha Zukra = "double randhresha-8 " and "double lagnesha" from both Thula lagna and Thula Chandra; from navamsha lagna; and from dashamamsha lagna.

Zukra rules a majority of key points in the nativity = Shani, Chandra, radical lagna, Chandra lagna, navamsha lagna, dashamamsha lagna; plus, Kuja and Surya in the D-9

given Carter's powerful Sasya Yoga (Shani), Zukra grants a long life and many changes of external purpose, multiple deathless cycles of death and rebirth

Rahu in bhava-10 = dramatic rise to leadership roles, under taboo-breaking, illicit, or culturally irregular (Rahu) circumstances. (Carter was a Washington-DC outsider with very limited political experience)

  • Often a glass-ceiling crasher, able to break gender-race-age barriers in conservative professional roles.

    • May challenge conventional standards in the style of ascendancy to the high ranking position.

    Rahu swabhukti is especially intense, exposing the native 's life to the public eye.

  • Diverse responsibilities, executive empowerment involving contact with outsider, foreign elements, world governments.

Ketu in bhava-4 = homeland, patriotism, parents


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



  • Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 97.

BPL commentary: For Vishaja natives, the condition of Guru considerably affects the outcome

"... delicate features and a soft pleasing voice.

  • But do not let these deceive you.

Underneath she has a strong character , even hard at times.

  • She will always follow her own inclinations

  • and is not amenable to advice from others.

She will be distinctly appealing to the opposite sex

  • and will make a very fortunate marriage.

Her husband will be well-to-do if not wealthy

  • and she will have few if any children, not more than two.

She will be fond of travel and change

  • and will travel much with her husband .

Her favorite color is red or crimson.

She has beautifully shaped legs."

Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha

Zukra Mahadasha * age 0-13

18-Aug-1927 fleshbirth * Zukra-Mangala period * Mangala lagnesha

1940 death of father (Rosalynn's age 13) * Zukra-Ketu chidra-dasha

Surya Mahadasha * age 13-19 * Surya in bhava-10 * dig-bala + Mangala in bhava-10 * dig-bala

07-July-1946 marriage-1 * Surya-Zukra period *gochara Rahu-Ketu Vrishabha-Vrizchika contact radical lagna

03-July-1947 Child-1 * Surya-Chandra period * Chandra dharmesha-9

Chandra Mahadasha * age 19-29 * Chandra in Bharani

Mangala Mahadasha * age 29-36

Rahu Mahadasha age 36-54

Nov-1970 her husband POTUS-39 Talking Peace 1924- Jimmy Carter elected Governor of Georgia * Rahu-Shani period * Shani-1 bhratrupathi-3 dissolves the home, imposes communication duties

Nov-1976 her husband POTUS-39 Talking Peace 1924- Jimmy Carter elected POTUS 39 * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra yuvatipathi -7 career

Guru Mahadasha age 54-70

Shani Mahadasha * age 70-89

2000 death of mother (Rosalynn's age 72) * Shani-Shani swabhukti

Budha Mahadasha * age 89-106

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

POTUS-pair-39 Habitat for Humanity 1927- Rosalynn Smith Carter








Rahu * Ketu

Mrs. Carter was a close personal friend of POTUS-38 partner Betty Bloomer Ford

Chandra in Bharani karmesha-10 = Surya in bhava-10 * dig-bala

lagnesha = Mangala in bhava-10 * dig-bala * identified with movement, competition, innovation

Vriddhipathi-11 Budha in bhava-9 * dhana-yoga * Vriddhipathi-11 in 11th-from-11th * earnings from speech and writing. Also Budha-9 likes to discuss matters of doctrine and catechism of belief. POTUS-pair-39 Habitat for Humanity 1927- Rosalynn Smith Carter was a self-identified Southern Protestant Christian and her the doctrines of her faith played a major role in shaping her community activism.

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)

Recommended Jyotisha-ratna Gems for Thula Lagna POTUS-39 Jimmy Carter

Hira = diamond for lagnesha-1 Thula lagnesha = physical vitality + randhresha-8 ability to"reinvent" the identity = rebalance in response to catastrophic change

Nilam = blue sapphire for Thula vidyapathi-5 bhagya creative, political, intelligent, child-generating confidence + bandesha-4 foundational security, shelter. Wear nilam ONLY during Shani periods

Panna * paryana = emerald = Thula dharmesha-9 wise, world-traveling Budha + ruler-of-12 meditation, clairsentience, prayer

bandesha-4 + vidyapathi-5 + karmesha-10 in lagna

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

  • Jimmy Carter endured what many consider a "failed" presidency, 1976-1980 - during his Ketu Mahadasha.

  • His 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 [Thula] elections in emerging democracies, continues to receive tremendous public respect.


financial wealth is not luxurious but rather quite modest.

  • The nativity features a number of fine dhana yoga. Indeed, Mr. Carter and his family have everything they need to enjoy life, and to dress appropriately for the state dinners required for his work.

  • Mr. Carter is a very prominent and well-networked person, who has no doubt encountered many opportunities to gain personal wealth. Yet his lifestyle does not include conspicuous consumption, and his personal property equates to the American middle class average.

  • Zukra = "double randhresha-8 " for Carter's double Thula nativity, and Zukra-11 = weak in enemy's Rashi Simha while Zukra's Professor Surya is also weak in 12.

Shani = uttama Atmakaraka

Carter's powerful uttama-Shani , 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!

Shani is also strong in dashamamsha , which is confirming -- to the extent that we can rely upon a somewhat general birth time (0700).

Combined with karmesha-10 Moon boosting career, this is a destined-for-greatness chart with certain prominent weaknesses.

Yogakaraka Sasya Yoga gives public dignity and a lifelong quest for social justice. Shani also creates Sasya Yoga in D-10


Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter in 2014, married for 70 years


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