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Newt Gingrich in 2011 (age 68)


1979-1999 * U.S. Congressman from Georgia

Newt Gingrich

a.k.a. Newton Leroy McPherson

a.k.a. Newtie Patootey

Earthbody-Entry Thu-17-June-1943

nativity of Callista Gingrich


USA Congressman 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 Nativities

Pushya * Sidhya

BPL commentary

For Pushyami births of a masculine valence, the influence of rigid, chronological, lawful, enduring strictly structural sober serious systematic Shani can considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Shani-ruled paradigm of Vutkrita, 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.

Instructional guidance is provided from the civilizations of Asellus. Their purpose is the lawful, hierarchically ordered maintenance of the customary folk habits in the place of settlement.

Laws and Customs

Shani-ruled Pushyami gentlemen are often found at the director level of government, corporate, and institutional organizations. They combine the local sensibilities of security-seeking Chandra with the larger structural, legal frameworks of national and international regulation. Deeply patriotic and defensive by nature, Sidhya-born usually remain close to their roots while they obtain respected, socially recognized positions in institutions, bureaucracies, and agencies of government.

Sidhya-born are influential in the world and reputed for their culturally sensitive judgment. Found in all of the Chandra-karaka areas such as transportation, farming and fishing, home-building and real-estate, schools, houses of worship, and parenting, Tishya-born feel close to the land. Yet they are socially responsible, and usually elect to serve as judges, directors, or other official roles (Shani) that provide an orderly process (Shani) for governance of their place of settlement.

Pushyami may specialize in cultural boundary-protection, making of reserved areas both social and natural, lawful preservation of ethnic practices, and legal recognition for cultural minorities. Tisya fellows are particularly dedicated to environmental protection, land ownership, and property rights.

Themes of parental duty, civic responsibility, patriotism, dignity of the family, and foundational legal protections may contextualize Pushya's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Pushyami.

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

"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."


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

Biographical data Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Budha Mahadasha * age birth-9

17-June-1943 Earth-birth in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA * Budha-Chandra bhukti * Chandra lagnesha

Ketu Mahadasha * age 9-16

Zukra Mahadasha * age 16-36

18-June-1962 exchange of vows in 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 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Zukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra lagnesha

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

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

1971 PhD in history * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru Dharmesha-9 university

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

1978 denied tenure, end of academic career * Zukra-Ketu bhukti * 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- bhukti * 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 bhukti * Shani randhresha-8 sudden upheaval, change of identity

2000 divorce-2 * Mangala-Ketu

Aug-2000 exchange the vows of marriage-with 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 grieved the decease of mother * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

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

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

07-Aug-2013 grieved decease of wife-1* Rahu-Ketu bhukti

Janma Sade-Sati Vrischika Nov-2014 until Jan-2017

Guru Mahadasha * age 77-93

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

USA-Congress 1943- Newt Gingrich

Surya * pitrikaraka

FATHER and Step-Father


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

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka


Mother is a complex and influential figure in this lifetime Rahu-yuti-Guru * uttama * digbala in kalpasthana * Rahu ruled by the nichha Chandra-5 while Chandra receives drishti of Rahu + Guru-yuti-Budha + Shani


three marriages

Three Lifepartnerships

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 bhukti 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.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

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.

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


  • Shani-Vrizabha * heavy old valuables * must endure the sounds of proletarian speech-and-song * obliged to conform to the official bankers * dry, antique genetic stock * required preservation of aging assets * must materialize orderly values conservation * slow elderly evaluators judge the worth of hoards * must endure pressure to store the precious inventories * must bear the weight of historic treasuries * vital energy compression stress zone = neck-jaw * strictly imposed rules governing warehoused collections * lack of necessary seeds and foodstuffs * must preserve lineage knowledge despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-11 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious goals. One must connect, must earn with hard effort. Cautious, conventional marketplace linkage; tense and limited gainfulness, chronic pressure to produce revenues; heavy legacy pressure against freely chosen associations, Resistance to new friends. Resentment toward changes in economic systems. Intolerance toward unconventional earnings..Wage-earner's fatigue.. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as economist, community organizer, salary-worker, paymaster.

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

  • Rahu-Karkata * shimmering illusion of security * shimmering illusion of security * craving for customary rhythms * risky policing * mirage of home and shelter * mask of ancestral belonging to a habitual place * illusory acts of protective defense * over-reaching patriotism * fabulous farms and fisheries * fascinating ethnic routines * marvelous localities * intriguing owned properties * extraordinary cetaceans * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of motherliness, nationalism, loyalty to the homeland, parent-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-1 * passion for vitality * in swabhava of Competitive Kuja, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous, exotic, or mesmerizing physical visage, extraordinary athletic movement. Smoky, oily aura. Craves an exceptional appearance, exhilarating energy, thrilling champion of non-standard lifestyles. Seeks social mobility via vital, dynamic muscularity. Exciting personality. Challenges the norms with innovative behavior. Unusual combination of identities. Embodiment of socio-cultural mixing. Seeks opportunity via ability to cross customary boundaries. Double agent, representing two or more groups. Over-reaching characteristics. Stirring ambition. Trespasses the conventional dividing cultural boundaries. Remarkable conditions of birth. A fascinating figure.. May represent a cult of personality.
  • Rahu-yuti-Guru * amplified generosity, magnified diversity, exotic beliefs, tricky teachings, opportunistic guides, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of inspired, high philosophy, hypnotic preaching, expansive worldview includes cross-cultural mixing
  • Rahu-yuti-Zukra * amplified attractions, magnified beauty. exotic art-music, tricky partners, opportunistic feminine-figures, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of luxuriously lovely pleasures, hypnotic arrangements, gracious balance of cross-cultural mixing

Rahu in bhava-1 + Rahu-yuti-Zukra + Rahu-yuti-Guru

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

NG 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.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Makara-Draco * dissociates from social authority, incomplete hierarchy, empty rules, dissolute laws, severed execution of duties, not limited by conventions, ignores restriction on rank and status, applies structure to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-7 * ambivalent toward agreements, absentee spouse, disregards contractual loyalties, disinterested in negotiations, wanders from the middle-balance, dissolves the alliances, irrelevance of equity and partnership. One abandons the usual covenants, ignores the conventional bargains, delivers incoherent promises.

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.

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-rite Catholicism.

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


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

Calista Bisek Gingrich

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Azlesa * Naga * Azreshasha * Hydra * Aayilyam * Bhujamaghabha

BPL commentary

For Azlesa births of a feminine valence, the condition of conversational, discursive, explanatory, instructional, argumentative, commercializing, evangelical Kumara may considerably affect the outcome.

Siblings, cousins, schoolmates, bandmates, team-mates, entourage, ensemble, neighbors, managers, cohort, coterie, collaborative group, publishers, messengers, merchants, commercial agents, reporters, writers, scripts, plans, schedules, instructions, radio-television-internet, news-media, conferences, committees, discussions, travel itineraries, and texts may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Hydra. Their purpose is to hold securely, twist, and control.

Call to Roots

Budha-ruled Asresas are typically storytellers. They are protective, parentally concerned, emotionally responsive communicators. Intensely patriotic and often xenophobic, Naga-born harken to the old ways, the ancient rhythms, the folk stories which bind an ethnic people to their roots. Azresa have a particular genius for evoking ethnic narratives and ancient resentments.

Emotionally engaged and gesturing (Budha) in their messaging style, Hydra-born are often accomplished writers in literary genre ranging from political speech-scripters to parenting advice to folktale raconteurs. They specialize in tropes of root-culture, customs and habits, protection of the genetic stock, stabilization of the place of settlement, and defense of a way of life.

Bhujamaghabha speak the stories of a people in their land. It is the tale of a beginning in the watery mists, travel by ship, the struggle to farm and build, the cry for protection of a parental god, and finally the rooted possession of their place. They are natural environmentalists who prefer conversations about motherhood, family meals, ritual worship and holidays, food and farms, schools, roads and housing, with an emphasis on ensuring continuity of culture. As parents, Azlesa bind their children closely.

In leadership roles, the Naga-born may communicate in a swaying, hypnotic jargon, talking in the most common style, appealing to the base layers of the society, recalling an ancient past. Their audience is rapt with feeling. Their rhetoric is soothing, repetitive, simple, and familiar, like a parental lullaby, soothing the baby's cries.

Once lulled, Naga's quarry may be bound and captured, lashed to the safe place. It is a bondage ritual, repeated to ensure that the past customs can repeat in an unbroken, rhythmic flow.

Asresa-born may be found in socially powerful messaging roles. They come to prominence when a tribe is weakened at the root and feeling vulnerable. An ancient racial narrative is invoked. This storyline may beseech a people to strap themselves to the land and waters which give sustenance. Its clarion call rallies the fyrd, the farmers' army, the simple folk's defense of their habits, their sustenance. To this place they are bound by hunger, by vulnerability, by a need for protection.

Themes of tight bindings, holding to roots, emotional restraint, and defense of ancient folkways may contextualize Naga's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Azlesa.

"... 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."


Jyeztha + Azlesa


the third Mrs. Gingrich's physical appearance = assisted by drishti of Makara-Zukra upon her Chandra ++ radical lagna. Shil-Ponde's implication of homeliness loses its severity under the harmonious, pleasing ray of Zukra.

Surya * pitrikaraka

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Yogakaraka Mangala rules 5-intelligrnce, creativity, celebrity ++ 10 social visibility, respect, reputation, leadership

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

* heavy old economic systems, obliged to conform to the marketplace rules, pressure to maintain social linkage, vital energy compression stress zone = skin-nerves, strictly imposed regulations for electro-magnetic networking, limitations on earnings distribution, must materialize past-to-future gridwork, must sustain lowest-common-denominator proletarian communities, rigidly slow elder friends and mentors, must continue to achieve social-material goals despite scarce available resources

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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

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