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2008-2016 * POTUS-44

2009 Nobel Peace Prize

2005-2008 * U.S. Senator from Illinois

1997-2004 * Illinois State Senate

1992-2008 Lecturer in Constitutional Law, University of Chicago Law School

Barack Hussein Obama

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Earthbody-Entry Friday-04-Aug-1961



2008-2016 * POTUS-44-partner

attorney, fundraiser, author, inspirational speaker

Michelle Obama

a.k.a. Michelle Vaughn Robinson Obama

nativity of Michelle Obama

Earthbody-Entry Friday-17-Jan-1964


POTUS-44 * from 20-Jan-2009 until 20-Jan-2017 * Barack Hussein Obama * 1961-

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Krittika * Pleyades * Riksya * Agneya

BPL commentary:

For Krittika births of a masculine valence, the condition of radiant, romantic, intelligent, creative, idealistic, central, confident, gaming, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya may considerably affect the outcome.

Father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of the Pleyades. Their purpose is confidence-raising and light-bringing in creative pursuit of values fulfillment.


Agneya-born gentlemen are often found in politics, in gambling and speculation, or in creative finance.Natural dramatists, Riksya-born are brightly idealistic and self-directed seekers of attention.

Mesha pada 1 represents nakshatrapathi Surya's empowerment in romance and celebrity entitlements. In the rashi of Champion Mangala, sparkling Surya asserts radiant genius. Typically pada 1 are dramatists, politicians, royalty, celebrity, creative artists, and unique charismatic figures.

Vrishabha-pada-2-3-4 express the tension between two-party bargainer Zukra versus one-party autocratic singular nakshatrapathi Surya. Often the intelligence of pada 2-3-4 is focused into the Values-fulfilling sectors of banking and finance, natural resource conservation, music, wines and perfumes, arts, and beauty. Depending on Yogakaraka Shani ruler of 9+10, the Vrishabha pada of Krittika have a stronger propensity toward government positions.

Themes of self-importance, individual entitlement, creativity, and confidence may contextualize Krittika's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Krittika

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 80

"A proud, dignified, and honorable person

  • - an executive type.

He is very ambitious and eager for power

  • and has the ability to achieve his desires.

He has an innate sense of the importance of his destiny .

He expects everything to come to him as his due

  • and usually gets what he sets out to obtain ."

Biographical Events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

POTUS-44 Audacity of Hope 1961- Barack H. Obama * nichha-Guru-yuti-Shani Nichha-Guru in 10th-from-Chandra suggests that the original father has nichha-Guru-related challenges which are typically the result of overconfidence in materialism. Also Guru here suggests multiple fathers; young Barry had an Indonesian stepfather and he was functionally raised by his maternal grandfather in Hawai'i. Shani-Makara is a stabilizing factor in 9th-from-Shani; Shani here suggests an affinity for conventionalized doctrines of the sacred. Despite his progressive politics (due to Mangala-yuti-Rahu Simha-6) young Obama attended a Christian college. As an adult , he regularly attended Christian liturgies. Yet the nichha-Guru in this patron role points to the corruption of "faith in forms" which signals a challenge with the preacher figures. Indeed during his 2008 presidential bid, Obama was forced to publically separate from the preacher of his Chicago congregation due to infelicitous behaviors of the sacred-doctrine preacher.

POTUS-44 Audacity of Hope 1961- Barack H. Obama * Kuja-yuti-Rahu had a Rahu-ish upbringing (Rahu 4th from Chandra) due to home-culture choices made by his mother (Chandra). At age 18, his white-race mom married an older African graduate student of black-race = Rahu mixed marriages which produces a Rahu-ized physical appearance for her Rahu-1 son, young Barry. She obtained a Ph.D. at a time when that intellectual achievement was rare for women; this distinctive credential proved her ability to achieve goals but also made her difficult to employ. She chose to live in Indonesia with her second husband (also of different racial stock). She left her young son "Barry" to be raised by her own parents in Hawaii - which was a somewhat exotic child-rearing arrangement for Americans of that era (although not so unusual worldwide).

POTUS-44 Audacity of Hope 1961- Barack H. Obama * Rulers of 3-5-6 occup bhava-4. Zukra-3 luxury schooling. His parents were prone to sudden identify changes, moving from nation to nation and role to role. His more stable and functional parents were his maternal grandparents. Budha-5 rules 4 parents and 4th-from-4th grandparents. the defensive, culturally-rooted, routine-loving, patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra = Kuja-yuti-Rahu-Simha-6, suggesting that the maternal grandmother had a potent role in preparing her grandson to undertake political challenges.

POTUS-44 Audacity of Hope 1961- Barack H. Obama * Surya-yuti-Budha was elected directly into a national situation of gross investment industry fraud (broken trust) combined with deteriorating race relations (broken equity) in USA. His natural charisma in approaching this toxic mix was characterized by faith but also by intuitive communication (Chandra-3-uttama) about the world of speculative finance and historic (Vrishabha history) race politics .

POTUS-44 Audacity of Hope 1961- Barack H. Obama * Surya-yuti-Budha Although a mixed-race person who might otherwise have been socially marginalized, Barack Obama's parents (Zukra-4) were highly educated. He was sent to a prestigious elementary-high school and later graduated from nationally recognized college (Columbia) and professional school (Harvard law).


Barack Obama as a schoolboy

Obama family in the Whitehouse, 2011


Barack Obama in Feb-2005, age 44

Surya Mahadasha * age birth until age 4.5

04-Aug-1961 Earth-birth in Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA * Surya-Rahu bhukti

Chandra Mahadasha * age 4.5 until 14.5

Janma Sade-Sati Meza Jun-1968 until May-1971

Mangala Mahadasha * age 14.5 until age 21.5

24-Nov-1982 * grieved the decease of father (Barry's age 21) * Mangala-Chandra bhukti

Rahu Mahadasha * age 21.5 until age 39.5

1983 earned BA diploma Columbia University college * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

June-1991 * graduate Harvard U. Law School * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha diploma

03-Oct-1992 * exchange of vows in marriage-1 * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha rules navamsha-7 * R-K gochara Dhanuzya-Mithunaya * contact Dhanuzya swamsha

07-Nov-1995 * grieved decease of mother (Barry's age 34) * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 2nd-from-Chandra

05-Nov-1996 elected to represent Chicago district-13 in Illinois State Senate * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-3 committees rules 7-alliances

04-July-1998 * celebrated the birth of child-1 * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya putrapathi

03-Nov-1998 re-elected to Illinois State Senate * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra-1 rules 4-foundational support

Guru Mahadasha * age 39.5 until age 55.5

Aug-2004 DNC keynote address provides national recognition, exposure * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani karmesha * Guru-yuti-Shani-10 occupies 10th-from-Chandra

2006 Grammy Award = audio book: "Dreams from My Father." Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha publications

2008 Grammy Award = for audio book: "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream." Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu-11 awards for work accomplished * Ketu gives effect of Shani-10

2008 forced to abandon a long-time spiritual advisor pastor when the preacher spoke with racist hate and blaming language * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu-separations

04-Nov-2008 * elected POTUS-44 * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu-11 goals accomplished * Ketu gives effect of Shani-10

06-Nov-2012 * re-elected POTUS-44 * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra-1 rules 4-foundational support

Jan-2017 * end of POTUS-44 roles * Guru-Rahu chidradasha

Shani Mahadasha * age 55.5 until age 74.5

Budha Mahadasha * age 74.5 until age 91.5

Ketu Mahadasha * age 91.5 until 98.5

Surya Mahadasha * age 98.5 until 105.5

Zukra Mahadasha * age 100.2 until 120.2

Distinctive features of the nativity

POTUS-44 Barack Obama with family dog Bo

Barack_Obama_photo.jpgSurya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Karkata * Bhanu * ray of light
  • Surya in bhava-4 * center of root routines folkways, intelligence for schooling, farming, transportation; ethnic entitlements, brightly stabilizing, focus on foundations, eye on homeland basis
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss, radiantly descriptive

Political career

Surya rules Krittika lagna


Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Meza * comforted by rhythmic forward pursuit
  • Chandra in Krittika * comforted by confident assertion * protectors of intelligent tradition, the lineage creators, Kri
  • Chandra in classroom-1 * comfort in glowing incandescent embodiment, familiar with forward action, innovation, first-arrival, aristocracy, soothed by new birth, routine movements, undulating personality

POTUS-44 Audacity of Hope 1961- Barack H. Obama was elected directly into a national situation of gross investment industry fraud combined with deteriorating race relations in USA. His natural sensitivity (Chandra) in approaching this toxic mix was characterized by confidence but also by familiarity with the home mortgage lending schemes (Chandra rules 4) which precipitated the financial collapse

Chandra = kharesha


Chandra in classroom-1 mother is powerfully definitive of the personal character.

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations


wife attorney = 7

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka


  • Mangala-Singha * vigorous pursuit of fame, creative political championship, proactive drama; push toward entitlement
  • Mangala in bhava-5 * drive toward creativity, pursuit of games, invasive drama, display dynamics, energized by romantic and political conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * energized pretense, dynamic desires, masculine force joins opportunistic ambition, potential for aggressive pursuit of privileges

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Karkata * comfortable communications, articulation of rhythmic root culture, security, foundations, customary pronouncements, messages about protection and nourishment
  • Budha in bhava-4 * narrative of parents, homeland, roots, routine, ritual * narrative of mother-figure, comfort, security, describer of sheltering protection, fencing, boundaries, policing, guardianship, familiarity, explainer of homeland customs, delivers instructions for anchoring, patriotic slogans
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * articulation of radiant authority, message of willpower and charisma, confidently talkative father

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Guru rules Dhanuzya-swamsha

  • Guru-Makara-Draco * nichha * much social structure, many rules, materialistic beliefs, doctrine of rank and structure
  • Guru in bhava-10 * many public roles, multiple diverse leadership roles, numerous recognized teachings, much respect, broad social visibility, extensive reputation
  • Guru-yuti-Shani atta-karaka * multiple elder-figures, abundant structure, many rules, much humanistic social philosophy, large responsibilities

commentary by B.V. Raman A Catechism of Astrology . p. 33" Q. 39 -- Is Jupiter's aspect in debilitation good?

Ans. -- Jupiter is primarily a benefic by nature. Though he is in debilitation, he still retains his benefic nature and his aspect will be good though weak ."

Guru-yuti-Shani-10 occupies the career 10th-from-Chandra

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

yogakaraka rules 5-10

  • Zukra-Mithunaya * appreciation of detailed, communications, aesthetic of handiwork, pleasures of detailed explanations, enjoys correspondence, articulated messaging arrangements
  • Zukra-3 * pleasure of explanatory description, gracious messaging, enjoys commercial harmony, aesthetic instructions, feminine-figures (sisters, aunts, neighbors) dominate the cohort, appreciation of communications

Zukra-3 Barack and Michelle Obama first met each other in the Office (3)

Dhana yoga =

Zukra--3 rules 2 ++ Budha-4 rules-3

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

* Sasaya Yoga

  • Shani-Makara-Draco * old hierarchies, pressured duty, old rules, pressured knees-calves, imposed laws, proletarian laws, must govern with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-10 * must govern the old order; cautious, conventional leadership; tense governance, chronic weighty executive duties, heavy responsibilities within the social hierarchy; heavy pressure against freely chosen social policies
  • Shani-yuti-Guru * resistance against expansion, limited understanding, doctrinal discipline, constrained growth

Shani-10 rules and occupies the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra

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

  • Rahu-Singha * nichha * craving for attention * mask of radiant, unique, dramatic celebrity; fascinated by entitlement, brilliant gambling and games; * seeks special importance via politicized, via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) risky speculation
  • Rahu in bhava-5 * passion for politics, celebrity, games * in swabhava of Splendid Surya, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual children; out-of-bounds creativity, and amplified poetic romance; Risk-rewarding Rahu generates a charismatic individuality, center-of-attention displays of creative genius. Desires a special, important role in performance arts, literary arts, entertainments, royalty roles, pageantry, celebrity events, or dramatic splendor. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious children and lovers. Rahu the Poseur may wear the persona (mask) of a dramatic actor, a celebrated intellectual, or a politician. Craves the center stage, the lights, the glory. Rahu-5 trespasses the cultural boundaries in matters of unique personal creativity, children, speculation, gaming. Seeks flamboyant fashion, exceptional offspring, and the thrill of political theatre.
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * amplified competition, magnified championship, exotic pursuits, tricky innovation, opportunistic brother-warriors, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of inventive, dynamic energy, hypnotic attack

shad-ashtakya 6-8 angle between Rahu-yuti-Mangala and Guru-yuti-Shani

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Kumbha * dissociates from distribution webs, incomplete economy, empty profits, dissolute systems, severed connections, not limited by community, disarrayed ecology, ignores restriction on network linkage
  • Ketu in classroom-11 * absent from friendships, disregards profitability * no barriers in community, dissolves the social network, vacuous associations, irrelevance of the material goals, ambivalence toward economic empowerment. One abandons the elder siblings, ignores marketplace earnings, surrenders the electro-magnetic connections. May prefer to live without electricity, or off-the-grid.


POTUS-44 partner 2008-2016, attorney, inspirational speaker * Michelle Robinson Obama

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

Anuradha * Maitra

BPL commentary:

For Anuradha gentlewomen, the influence of rigid, chronological, lawful, enduring strictly structural sober serious systematic Shani may 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.

Instruction from the guardians of the civilizations of Gisgan-gusura. Their purpose is to impose safety in dangerous conditions via threat-containment and damage-control.

Shani -ruled Maitra ladies benefit from the mutually supportive alliance between Shani and kalatra-karaka Zukra, and their energetic response to dangerous challenges is a gift from their Kuja lagnesha. They specialize in emergency repair of damaged relationships and arbitration of angry disputes. Aniruddha are known for safe handling of secret threats. This talent often places Anuradha women into high-stakes roles such as political or executive partner.

Professionally, Aniruddha women thrive where their ability to graciously impose lawful compliance in volatile circumstances is rewarded and respected. They often take elite positions in government regulatory agencies, in emergency medical professions, in law firms, and in the safety and insurance industries.

Themes of damage-control, risk mitigation, and orderly response to dangerous conditions may contextualize Anuradha's terrestrial experience.. Also applied to Chandra in Anuradha

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 98

"A gay and fun-loving type, clever and witty.

She will always be surrounded by an admiring circle of friends

  • and her popularity will cause envy and malice

  • among those who are not included in this circle.

Her married and domestic life

  • will be very happy.

She will be devoted to her family and faithful to her husband,

unless the Seventh House of the Life Chart is badly afflicted.

  • In which case, although she loves her husband, some misunderstanding will result in a divorce ."

Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline

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ObamaMichelle_2012.jpgMangala Mahadasha * age birth until 1.8

17-Jan-1964 Earth-birth * Mangala-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 7-12

Rahu Mahadasha * age 1.8 until 19.8

Guru Mahadasha * age 19.8 until 35.8

May-1985 BA diploma Princeton University college * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules11th-from-Chandra emotional goal

June-1988 * graduate Harvard U. Law School * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani Yogakaraka rules 4-diploma

06-Mar-1991 * fleshdeath of Michele's father (multiple sclerosis) * Guru-Ketu bhukti

03-Oct-1992 * marriage to POTUS-44 Audacity of Hope 1961- Barack H. Obama * Guru-Zukra bhukti * R-K gochara Dhanus-Mithuna = natal nodal axis

Janma SadeSati Kumbha Mar-1993 until Jun-1995

04-July-1998 * celebrated the birth of child-1 * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha

Shani Mahadasha * age 35.8 until 54.8

Nov-2008 * Barack Obama elected POTUS-44 * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 7 = 10th-from-10th leadership

Nov-2012 * Barack Obama re-elected POTUS-44 * Shani-Mangala bhukti * Mangala lagnesha

Jan-2017 end of tenure USA presidency * Shani-Guru chidra-dasha natural endings

Budha Mahadasha * age 54.8 until 71.8

Ketu Mahadasha * age 71.8 until 78.8

Zukra Mahadasha * age 78.8 until 98.8

Distinctive features of the nativity


Michelle Obama in 2018

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

Surya-3 management rules karmesha-10, suggesting a leadership portfolio that is defined by meetings, teamwork, documentation, planning, scheduling, and ensemble performance.

Due to proximity of a structurally minded Shani-3 and a goal-driven Kuja-uttama-3, this native is a high-level super-capable Manager

karmasthana-10 career receives drishti of Mangala, Chandra-Zukra

The father of Michelle Robinson Obama was a precinct captain in Chicago, responsible for managing neighborhood-level political elections in the machine politics era. He died prematurely

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in Dhaniztha-Vasu * comforted by forceful climbing * protectors of structured warfare, lawful conquest, orderly takeover, systematic dominance
  • Chandra-Kumbha * comforted by rhythmic pulsing network linkage
  • Chandra in classroom-4 * digbala * comfort in routines, familiar with ruts, rates, roots, routine rituals; soothed by customary habits, undulating patriotism
  • Somana-yuti-Zukra * Emotionally indulgent, sensitive to sisterly figures, needs pleasuring, feels like a partner

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka


Mangala ashtangata harana * asta (burned by Surya)

Mangala rules-6 occupies-3 announcements POTUS-pair-44 Let's Move 1964- Michelle Robinson Obama advocate of "poverty awareness "and attention to childhood obesity (disease-6)

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

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

Rahu casts drishti upon Zukra-yuti-Chandra-4

Rahu casts drishti upon Ketu-yuti-Budha-2

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

POTUS-44 Audacity of Hope 1961- Barack H. Obama with UK-Queen 1926- Elizabeth-2 * in 2014


Michelle and Barack Obama following eight years of POTUS service (2017)

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