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Champion of American Liberal Progressive Politics


younger brother of

  • POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy

  • US Attorney-General Robert Bobby Kennedy

maternal uncle of

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  • Celebrity 1960-1999 publisher JFK-Jr

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USA Senator Massachusetts 1962-2009

Ted Kennedy

a.k.a. Edward Moore Kennedy

fleshbirth Monday-22-Feb-1932

fleshdeath 25-August-2009 (age 77)

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USA Senator-Massachusetts from 1962 until 2009 * Edward "Teddy" Kennedy * 1932-2009

birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Kennedy * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Krittika * Pleyades

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

BPL commentary: For Krittika natives, the condition of pitrikaraka Surya considerably affects the outcome.

Father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, poetic romantics, and game-players may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from Pleyades.

"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 timeline


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Kennedy Brothers in 1960: John, Robert, Teddy

Zukra Mahadasha * age birth until age 14

22-Feb-1932 fleshbirth * Zukra-Mangala period * Mangala rules 2-7


Surya Mahadasha* age 14 until 20


Chandra Mahadasha * age 20 until 30

29-Nov-1958 marriage-1 * Chandra-Budha period * Budha rules navamsha-7 * R-K gochara Kanya-Meena contact natal R-K

27-Feb-1960 child-1 * Chandra-Zukra period * Zukra lagnesha

Nov-1960 John Kennedy wins POTUS-35 election * Chandra-Zukra period * Zukra lagnesha


Mangala Mahadasha * age 30 until 37

22-Nov-1963 brother assassinated POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy * Mangala-Guru period * Guru rules 8-shock, sudden identity change

19-Jun-1964 severe injuries from airplane crash with long hospitalization * Mangala-Guru period * Guru rules 8-shock, trauma, emergency

06-June-1968 brother, US Attorney-General Robert Kennedy, assassinated * Mangala-Surya period


Rahu Mahadasha * age 37 until 55

18-July-1969 Chappaquiddick scandal * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Zukra rogesha accusations * uttama-Zukra-yuti-Rahu

18-Nov-1969 * decease of father Joseph Kennedy * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

Jan-1970 Inquest into the fatal accident. No findings. Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

April-1970 Grand Jury convened to judge responsibility for the fatal accident. No evidence was made available to the Jury. No indictment. * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

Jan-1981 divorce-1* Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra rogesha divorce * uttama-Zukra-yuti-Rahu challenges social taboo


Guru Mahadasha * age 55 until 71

03-July-1992 marriage-2 (age 60) * Guru-Budha period * Budha rules navamsha-7 * R-K gochara Dhanuzya-Mithunaya contact navamsha Zukra * Budha rules 2nd-from-Chandra

22-Jan-1995 decease of mother Rose Kennedy * Guru-Zukra period


Shani mahadasha * age 71 until decease age 77

25-Aug-2009 fleshdeath via brain cancer (age 77 ) * Shani-Ketu period * chidrakaraka Ketu

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Prominent features of the nativity

Ted Kennedy, 1967 * Seattle Municipal Archives ... Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons .

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

FATHER

Ted Kennedy's father was the Boston financier Joseph Kennedy. Graha yuti-Surya show the complexity of the father's personality and social position.

His father was a top executive and governance figure who operated and invested in numerous companies, served as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (Kumbha) and US Ambassador to UK.

  • Surya in bhava-10 indicates a father with high social authority.
  • Surya-yuti-Kuja raises the entitlement (Surya) and the deal-making (Mangala rules 7) and the engagement with foreign lands (Kuja rules-12).
  • Surya-yuti-Budha raises the entitlement (Surya) and the financial capabilities (Budha rules-2) and the political engagement (Budha rules-5).
  • uttama Zukra-yuti-Rahu in 2nd-from-Surya (father's assets) indicates the father's luxury-seeking financial passions. Not all of the financial opportunities were legal, as would be expected with Rahu.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

MOTHER

Teddy Kennedy's mother Chandra-Simha Mrs. Rose Kennedy was a political figure (Simha) in her local area of Boston, Massachusetts (Chandra-4). She was the mother of three prominent American national-level politicians: Teddy, US Attorney-general Bobby Kennedy (assassinated) and most famously the elder brother POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy .

marriage for Chandra-4

Lifepartner-1 serves to uphold the public reputation. First marriage is complex due to 10 contains Surya + asta-Kuja + Budha, while karmesha Shani-9 tends to drain the vigor from 10 due to overemphasis on orthodoxy and conventional expectations. Lifepartner-2 = Ketu-5. Disconnected due to age (partner-2 = 22 years younger than native) but assisted by helpful Budha rules 2-5. Budha-10 rules 10th-from-5 (dignified 2nd marriage) The second union was reckoned to have restored his long-faltering public reputation, and returned his governance productivity following decades of distraction.


Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Kumbha * vigorous pursuit of community systems; push toward networked linkage
  • Mangala in bhava-10 * dig-bala * drive toward leadership, pursuit of social authority, invasive regulation, energized governing conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Surya * energized confidence, dynamic genius, masculine force joins willful charm
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * energized communication, dynamic reporting, masculine force joins messaging signal

Ashtangata Mangala-10 within 4 degree of Surya-Kumbha-10

Kennedy's lifelong political career was weakened by Ashta Mangala but strengthened by the drishti of political Chandra-Simha. The public (10) perceived TK as a symbol (10, roles) of economic connectivity (Kumbha) and increased social participation (Kumbha) for the masses and the classes (Kumbha).  Kumbha social participation, linkage, networks. Without politicizing Chandra drishti from his mother, he likely would have excelled in executive, regulatory roles within economic or scientific environments. However Chandra injects a ray of foundational political feeling from his mother.


Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Kumbha * connecting communications, articulation of systematic social-scientific networks
  • Budha in bhava-10 * narrative of leadership, governance, decision-making, lawful social order
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * articulation of radiant confidence, message of willpower and charisma
  • Budha-yuti-Mangala * articulation of forward action, message of innovation and forward movement, outspoken

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Karkata * uttama * much shelter, many caretakers, ancestral beliefs, doctrine of ancient ways, expansive security
  • Guru in bhava-3 * many messages, much commerce, many sibling-cousins, much publication, many tours, frequent business trips, many sales, numerous discussions, much cohort interaction

Atmakaraka = nichha-D9 = uttama D1= Guru-3 * generosity, charity, expansion, permission; but nichha-Guru in navamsha-11 shows overconfidence in friendships

uttama-Guru rules the 10th navamsha

Uttama-Guru-3 grants a blessing of collegiality and benevolence in matters of 3 such as committee work, commerce, communications, media-messaging, meetings and memoranda, and particularly the sibling-cousin cohort.

uttama Guru casts drishti into


Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka lagnesha

  • Zukra-Meena * uttama * appreciation of music-arts, pleasures of imagination, dreamlike arrangements
  • Zukra -11 * pleasure of community linkage, enjoys network equity, appreciation of friendships
  • Zukra-yuti-Rahu * gracious opportunism, amplified beauty, sweetly ambitious desire

Zukra -11 * Champion of social participation in economic systems, access to healthcare and education, integration of marginalized populations

Zukra-uttama-lagnesha rules Vrishabha radical lagna =10th-from-Chandra

lagnesha  Zukra from Vrishabha

  • rules (1) personality self, uniqueness
  • rules (6) victim narrative, poverty, crimes, accusations, inequity. Kennedy was perceived as sensitive to the plight of impoverished, marginalized groups, and his voting record over the period of 47 years confirms it.

Zukra  from Simha-Chandra-4

  • rules (10) public visibility
  • rules (3) documentation, photographs, media-news, committee cohort, siblings

Zukra-yuti-Rahu ruling 10th-from-Chandra suggests a remarkable career in matters of bhava-11 = community linkage, social participation projects, economic justice, arts and music, but also excessive (Rahu) ambition regarding women, beauty, and liquors

Imaginative, sweets-seeking, ambitious, volatile and passionate uttama- Zukra-yuti-Rahu occupies the constantly-transforming 8th-from-Chandra = bhava-11 goals, achievements, revenues

Treasury Zukra

At the time of 2009 decease, TK's was an HNWI with net worth estimated at more than $150million_USD.

Kakatra-karaka Zukra

 TK's Zukra = lagnesha-rogesha. Two feminine-figure marriage partners

  • Rahu = Marriage-1 to a beautiful, fertile fashion model. Yet the union was riddled by alcoholism and infidelity (rogesha uttama-Zukra-yuti-Rahu). Discipline enhanced by drishti from doctrinal Shani-11. Fertility enhanced by incoming drishti from ruler uttama-Guru. Zukra is uncomfortable in Meena due to ruling 3-8 from Meena lagna and Zukra amplified by Rahu, suggesting that the wife although a beautiful fashion model (uttama-Zukra) would also suffer from mental churning (3) and self-destructive (8) behaviors.
  • Zukra = Marriage-2 = 8th-from-Zukra = Thula-6, also ruled by rogesha uttama-Zukra-yuti-Rahu and also absorbing regulatory drishti from Shani, but free from the over-expansive, emergency-generating drishti of uttama-Guru randhresha. His second marriage was reckoned to be re-orienting,  stabilizing, and allowed him to finally mature. It also increased his commitment to servicing the underprivileged (6). Zukra is transformative and healing in Thula due to ruling 1-8 , suggesting that the second wife would provide a healing influence despite the ongoing volatility of his life reality.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Makara * old hierarchies, pressured duty, old rules, pressured knees, imposed laws, must govern with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-9 * must preach the old doctrine, old paradigms of belief; cautious, conventional father-figures; chronic rigidity of worldview

sober but celebrity-political in nature, the governing, orderly, Shani-9 creates regulatory patterns throughout the nativity:

  • structuring, swa-kshetra Shani rules karakamsha
  • structuring, swa-kshetra Shani rules arudha lagna
  • Shani ruled Uttarabhadrapada lagna = D-10 and D-9

Shani-9 maintains the old paradigms of belief in principle, law, order

  • 47 years in USA Congress; never lost an election

His Kumbha-10 is ruled by Shani-9 which overemphasizes doctrine and drains the reputation. 7th-from-Chandra-4 = Kumbha-10 shows that the first marriage partner is also afflicted by Shani in 12th-from-10th, suggesting isolation and seclusion into a Shani-controlled presentation of conventionalism and orthodoxy.

Bhava-9 Makara arudha lagna also indicates the public perception that he was a patriarchal figure, working from humanistic philosophical principles; whatever his personal failings, the social guidance and advocacy provided by Kennedy was valued highly in his society.


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

  • Rahu-Meena * mask of dreamlike Other Worlds
  • Rahu in bhava-11 * privilege via glamorous or unusual social goals and economic attainments; seeks a special, important, linkage role in social participation and profit networks. Opportunistic, ambitious friends.
  • Zukra-yuti-Rahu * amplified attractions, exotic art-music, tricky sweets, opportunistic feminine-figures

Rahu-Rahu swabhukti = Chappaquiddick scandal

Zukra-yuti-Rahu occupies 8th-from-Chandra secrecy, sudden unexpected changes, transformation of identity, hidden truths

8th-from-Chandra = catastrophic (8), nearly career-annihilating event. Kennedy was driving a car with a young woman staff-member passenger. Coming home after a party, the car plunged off a bridge, into a dark river. The woman drowned. Senator Kennedy swam to safety. Despite the fact that he did not notify the police until ten hours after the fatal accident, he escaped all criminal consequences.

Teddy Kennedy was famously accused but not convicted in the automobile crash and drowning death of his campaign staff worker. Despite being the driver of the car, and not having attempted whatsoever to rescue her, he claimed to be fully innocent in his actions. He seemed (to the public) permanently unconcerned with impact of this violent event upon the woman and her family.


Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu in classroom-5 * ambivalent toward entitlements, absentee children, disregards political boundaries, dissolves the game, disperses the creative intelligence
  • Ketu-Kanya * incomplete service, empty disagreements, dissolute arguments

Ketu-5 children

Ketu's ruler Budha-Kumbha-10 occupies 6th-from-Ketu

All of Ted Kennedy's three children suffered from the disease of cancer. His eldest child Kara (1960-2011) developed lung cancer. In early childhood, Edward Kennedy Jr. (b. 1961) had his leg amputated (Ketu) due to bone cancer. In 1988, Patrick Kennedy (b. 1967) had a tumor removed near his spine.

Political Elections 5

With no previous experience, young Ted Kennedy ran (was told by his father to run) for the Senate seat that had been held by his elder brother POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy.

Uttama-Zukra-yuti-Rahu cast drishti into 5, and Mangala in bhava-10 supported by Budha-yuti-Surya also cast drishti into 5 

Hailing from an elite political family, he won the first election handily, with little campaign effort. The decades rolled onward and his personal behavior caused considerable negative publicity. Yet, TK said that he did not care about politics, and would only stay as long as the electorate wanted him to serve. His  disregard (Ketu) for conventional conduct was obvious. Nevertheless, the seat remained his through a lifetime cycle of elections every six years (US Senate term) until his decease age 77,  totaling 47 years in the Senate.

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