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U.S. House of Representatives, served 1979 until 1999

three marriages

born one month before

born 3 months after

possible reincarnation of




Newt Gingrich

a.k.a. Newton Leroy McPherson

fleshbirth Thu-17-June-1943

nativity of Callista Gingrich


USA Congressman * served 1979-1999 * Newton "Newt" Leroy McPherson Gingrich

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativity


  • 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 data Vimshottari Dasha periods


Newt Gingrich (age 51) official portrait of the Speaker of the House, 1994

Budha Mahadasha * age birth-9

17-June-1943 fleshbirth * Budha-Chandra period * Chandra lagnesha

Ketu Mahadasha * age 9-16

Zukra Mahadasha * age 16-36

18-June-1962 marriage-1 (the day after his 19th birthday) Newt marries his elder high-school geometry teacher (who was age 26) * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Karkata-Makara contact natal R-K axis and contact navamsha-Chandra-Makara

1963 child-1 * Zukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra lagnesha

1965 earned BA history * Zukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra lagnesha

1970 death of bio-father * Zukra-Guru period * Guru rules 7th-from-Surya

1971 PhD in history * Zukra-Guru period * Guru dharmesha-9 university

1974 hired as assistant professor ** Zukra-Shani period * Shani rules-7 contracts

1978 denied tenure, end of academic career * Zukra-Ketu period * chidra-dasha

Surya Mahadasha * age 36-42

Nov-1978 elected to USA Congress * Surya-Surya swabhukti * Surya rules 10th navamsha Simha politics

1980 divorce-1 * Surya-Rahu

1981 marriage-2 *Surya-Rahu * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Karkata-Makara contact natal R-K axis and contact navamsha-Chandra-Makara

Chandra Mahadasha * age 42-52

1994 elected (age 51) Speaker of the House * the first Republican house-speaker in 40 years, Gingrich earned charismatic political fame and gains for his party * Chandra-Zukra- period * Zukra Vriddhipathi-11 goals

Mangala Mahadasha * age 52-59

21-Jan-1997 * Gingrich becomes the first speaker of the House to be punished by the House for ethics violations. Convicted of misappropriation of other people's money. * Mangala-Guru * Guru rogesha-6 crime

Nov-1998 (age 55) after censure for a significant ethics violation, announces sudden exit from Congress * Mangala-Shani period * Shani randhresha-8 sudden upheaval, change of identity

2000 divorce-2 * Mangala-Ketu

Aug-2000 marriage-3 to Political media 1966- Calista Gingrich (23 years his junior) * Mangala-Zukra * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Karkata-Makara contact natal R-K axis and contact navamsha-Chandra-Makara

Rahu Mahadasha * Rahu-Karkata yuti Guru-yuti-Zukra * age 59-77

2003 decease of Mother * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

2009 official doctrinal conversion from the Baptist creed to Roman Catholicism * Rahu-Shani period * Shani randhresha-8 sudden upheaval, change of identity

2012 Republican presidential nomination campaign (failed) * Rahu-Budha period * Rahu gochara Chandra from June 2011 until Dec 2012 * Budha bhratrupathi-3 = 6th-from-10th

07-Aug-2013 death of wife-1* Rahu-Ketu period

Guru Mahadasha * age 77-93

USA-Congress 1943- Newt Gingrich

Surya * pitrikaraka

Chandra * matrikaraka

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Guru-Karkata * uttama * Hamsha Yoga * rogesha-6 + dharmesha-9 ** Rahu-yuti-Guru * Zukra-Karkata yuti Rahu-Karkata yuti Guru-Karkata * uttama * digbala

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka


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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

In the radical Karkata kalpasthana-1 which is also 9th-from-Chandra , reside Zukra-Karkata yuti Rahu-Karkata yuti Guru-Karkata * uttama * digbala

Mangala-Meena-9 academic philosophy, theory, doctrine AND Chandra-5 politics receive double-expansion drishti of uttama-Guru-yuti-Rahu.

Mr. Newton Leroy McPherson Gingrich offers the observer a bundle of contradictions.

Brilliantly intelligent, expedient actor, producer of glaring hypocrisies, and prone to dramatic -- even catastrophic -- upheavals in personal decision like two high-profile divorces (so far) and two major religious conversions

Gingrich seems to favor the Rahu-style Great Leap approach to life. Gingrich's moral-emotional style is 'prophetic ' rather argumentative. Although he is a trained academic, the logic he deploys is less determined by the rules of reason than by the political psychology of 'spin'. Rahu-1 yuti Guru allows Gingrich to amplify what he believes to be true without accountability to any outside authority.

The personality seems almost impossible to contain in an existing social category. There are some clues toward Narcissistic Personality Disorder but that ailment is very widespread amongst the super-competitive, super 'successful' aggressive and dehumanizing males of his generation, likely not a useful Jyotisha tag for him as an individual.

9th-from-Chandra : emotional response to doctrine. Mr. Gingrich undertook not one but two "religious conversions" switching from his received Protesting Christian confession at birth, to a new Protesting sect, and finally to the credo of Roman Catholicism.

three graha in 9th-from-Chandra also suggests three fathers.

Master of Reports.

Economically gainful Budha-11 rules Bhava-3 publications, meetings, conference, media-messaging, teamwork, collaboration, itineraries, reports, announcements. The primary source of his income is media publications.

Although Mr. Gingrich has published almost no full-length books (except his doctoral dissertation in history) he is a hyper-productive fountain of short articles, book reviews, and opinion pieces. Counting his literary book reviews as well as published articles in a wide variety of venues and subjects, the total number of publications is hundreds or more.

Three Marriage partnerships

Because this remarkable cluster Rahu-Guru-Zukra does include kalatra-karaka Zukra and this is the nativity of a husband, three wives would be predicted in the order of their degree. All three of the life-partners have sibling qualities of bhava-3, which is particularly helpful and functional for a matrikaraka Chandra-7 nativity in which the primary relationship-partner is Mother.

  1. uttama * digbala Guru at 04 degrees represents wife-1, a high-school teacher and parent. Consistent with his Karkata radical lagna, wife-1 was 7 years his elder).
  2. Second spouse Zukra-17 degrees * bandesha-4 and vriddhipati-11 . Wife-2 is credited with helping Mr. Gingrich get his economic earnings in order (11) and provide a period of home-based stability.
  3. Third wife Rahu-25 degrees amplifies Rahu's ruler Jyeztha-Chandra-5. The third lifepartnership explicitly supports politics and personal identity.

Mother * chandra matrikaraka

Rahu-yuti-Guru * uttama * digbala in kalpasthana * Rahu ruled by the nichha Chandra-5 while Chandra receives drishti of Rahu + Guru-yuti-Budha + Shani

Ketu-7 in 8th-from-Surya = step-dad

Not a strong personal connection (scattered) with the step-father but Ketu's Professor Shani-11 is structured and achievement oriented. 11 offers a hospitable environment for Shani therefore the relationship is supportive albeit disciplined.


Callista Gingrich * media manager * 3rd wife of politician Newt Gingrich

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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


Jyeztha + Azlesa

(Calista Bisek Gingrich)

Feminine Nativities


  • Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 94

BPL commentary: For Azlesa nativities, the condition of Budha considerably affects the outcome

BPL note: the third Mrs. Gingrich's physical appearance is much assisted by the auspicious drishti of Makara-Zukra upon her Chandra and radical lagna. Shil-Ponde's implication of homeliness loses its severity under the harmonious, pleasing ray of Zukra.


"... this person is careless and unclean about herself and the manner in which she dresses.

  • She is not good-looking but indeed rather homely.

She is distinguished by some disfigurement on face or body

  • and is rather miserable and unhappy.

She has a secretive and rather bitter nature

  • and is somewhat harsh and unkind in her dealings with others,

  • where opportunity presents itself.

If she cultivated kindness and tact,

  • her shortcomings might be forgotten by those with whom she comes in contact.

But her attitude and appearance are not conducive to popularity."

Surya * pitrikaraka

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

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)

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka


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