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California Governor (three times) * Mayor of Oakland

Jerry Brown

a.k.a. Edmund Gerald Brown, Jr.

Earthbody-Entry Thursday-07-Apr-1938


Governor of California from 1975 until 1983 + 2011 until * Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Pushya * Sidhya

BPL commentary:

For Pushya nativities, the influence of rigid, chronological, lawful, enduring strictly structural sober serious systematic Shani can 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.

Guided by instructors from the civilizations of Asellus

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."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline


Jerry Brown in 1980

Guru Mahadasha * age birth until 7.4

07-Apr-1938 Earthbody-Entry * Guru-Zukra period * Zukra rules political 5th-from-Chandra

Shani mahadasha * age 7.4 until 26.4

Aug-1956 entered Sacred Heart Novitiate, a Jesuit priest-training seminary * Shani-Chandra * Chandra lagnesha identity + Chandra-12 sanctuary

1960 left the novitiate * Shani-Rahu period

1961 earned BA Classics from UC-Berkeley * Shani-Rahu period

1964 earned JD from Yale Law Schoo l * Shani-Guru period * Guru rules 9-philosophy of law

Budha Mahadasha * age 26.4 until 43.4

Nov-1969 begin political-elections career. Elected to the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees, placing first in a field of 124. * Budha-Zukra period * Zukra rules 11-goals, social networks

Nov-1970 elected California Secretary of State * Budha-Zukra period * Zukra rules 11-goals, social networks

Nov-1974 elected Governor of California (first term); served two 4-year terms of office * Budha-Rahu period

1976 Democratic candidate for USA president * national election ultimately won by POTUS-39 Talking Peace 1924- Jimmy Carter * Budha-Rahu period

Nov-1978 re-elected Governor of California (second term)* Budha-Guru period * Guru rules 5th-from-5th = 9-politics

Ketu Mahadasha * age 43.4 until 50.4

Zukra Mahadasha * age 50.4 until 70.4

1992 leading candidate for Democratic nomination; election ultimately won by POTUS-42 My Life 1946- Bill Clinton * Zukra-Surya period * Surya karaka for politics but Surya-yuti-Shani and Surya rules 2 = 6th-from-9th

16-Feb-1996 decease of Father former Governor Pat Brown * Zukra-Rahu period

Nov-1998 elected Mayor of Oakland, California; served two 4-year terms of office * Zukra-Guru period * Guru rules 5th-from-5th = 9-politics

09-May-2002 decease of Mother Bernice Layne Brown * Zukra-Shani period

18-June-2005 marriage-1 (his age 67,wife's age 47) * Zukra-Budha period * Budha rules swamsha * gochara R-K via Kanya-Meena = swamsha

06-Nov-2006 elected California Attorney General * Zukra-Budha period * Budha rules 10th-navamsha

Surya Mahadasha * age 70.4 until 76.4

Nov-2010 elected Governor of California (third term); served two 4-year terms of office * * Surya-Guru period * Guru rules 5th-from-5th = 9-politics

Chandra Mahadasha * age 76.4 until 86.4

Nov-2014 re-elected Governor of California (fourth term) * Chandra-Chandra swabhukti * Chandra lagnesha identity

Prominent features of the nativity


Surya in bhava-09 * karako bhavo nashto

Shani-Meena yuti Surya-Meena

Chandra-Mithunaya * comforted by rhythmic signal messaging

Chandra in bhava-12

  • Chandra lagnesha
  • Chandra in Punarvasu * comforted by restoration of abundance * protectors of sensitive wise instruction, expansive details, generous planning, philosophical explanations

Karkata lagna * Pushya Nakshatra Pada-2 * Kanya navamsha * Pushkara Navamsha

Atmakaraka lagnesha Chandra-12 in Karakamsha indicating a visionary meditator has earned for Governor Brown the moniker "Governor Moonbeam". Despite a lifetime of capable performance in elite governance roles, the name has stuck with him.


MARRIAGE emotional support partnership

yogakaraka Mangala-10 receives dig-bala * Ruchaka Yoga

Budha-Meza rules 10th navamsha rules Chandra rules swamsha

Budha in bhava-10 * Zukra-yuti-Budha * Budha-yuti-Mangala

Guru rogesha-6 Harsha Yoga * many transformations, much identity change but no harm from dealing with criminals, poverty, or social conflict

Guru-Kumbha * Guru in bhava-8 *

exchange of Shani-yuvatipathi-7 + randhresha-8 with Guru dharmesha-9 + rogesha-6

Shani-9 parivartamsha Guru-8


Zukra-yuti-Budha * Zukra-yuti-Mangala

rules Arudha lagna -11 community, economic linkage, social participation

Shani-yuti-Surya in 10th-from-Chandra

Surya-yuti-Shani * Shani-Meena yuti Surya-Meena Shani-9 parivartamsha Guru-8

Parivartamsha yoga of Shani + Guru = exchange of Shani-yuvatipathi-7 + randhresha-8 with Guru dharmesha-9 + rogesha-6


Rahu-Vrizchika drishti upon the bhava 5-7-9 * drishti to Surya-Shani, Ketu, Karkata-lagna

Rahu in bhava-5 * passion for transformational politics, celebrity, games

Rahu occupies the emotionally conflicted 6th-from-Chandra


A Shani drishti into Ketu-bhava-11 may have prevented him from completing his priestly-community vows.

6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu = karma bhava = never quite gets to the Top

Four-time Governor of California

However, Brown suffers Budha + Zukra-yuti-Mangala in 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu = karma bhava * and * Rahu-5-political desires occupies the notoriously conflicted 6th-from-Chandra.

Brown has done well in elections to various important civic offices ruling California -- whose population is greater than the nation of Canada. He has won the Governorship four times, been voted State's Attorney-General, was a two-term Mayor of the populous city of Oakland, and numerous other top roles.

However, unlike many USA politicians who used their recognition from California politics as a launching pad to project themselves into elite roles in Washington D.C., Brown has never won a national level election. His candidacy failed in US Senate bids and his campaigns failed several times to win the Democratic nomination for the USA presidential election. This failure is extra frustrating considering that Brown's name and image were well recognized across many sections of the USA demographic.

Still, every time he aimed for the top, the attempt did not quite succeed. Brown never encountered serious animosity or disagreement at the state level, but when the goal was a national-level position, Brown hit the skids. The support that he needed both financially and from the essential base of volunteer campaigners did not adequately materialize. Indeed, in the culture of national elections he projected an image of extreme liberalism and youthful idealism that appeared sensualized and self-indulgent * Zukra-yuti-Budha and Zukra-yuti-Mangala.

As part of the polarized young-innovators-against-old-bigots cultural debates of the later decades of the 20th century, Brown's campaign rhetoric (Budha) sounded warlike Budha-yuti-Mangala-Meza.

Rulers of six bhava occupy bhava-10, , His track record shows a highly capable leader , and one widely recognized after decades of holding high-visibility (10) government (10) positions. Jerry Brown's father Pat Brown held the California governorship before young Jerry started doing the job, and the father's respectability Surya-yuti-Shani contributed a great deal to the son's reputation in the world of law (Shani rules 7) and policy (Shani-parivartamsha-Guru-9 policy).

However those same six bhava-pati occupy the awkward and disagreeable 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu AND Rahu-5-polical ambitions occupies the 6th-from-Chandra. Yogakaraka Mangala holds great promise, but Kuja did not become the mahadashapathi during the lifetime, and Mangala occupies 6/8 shad-ashtakya angle toward Rahu-5 politics + Ketu-11-social networks.


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