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Joseph Smith circa 1842


a seer, a revelator, a translator, and a prophet

messenger of the Angel-Moroni

Founding President of the Mormon Church

Mayor of Nauvoo, Illinois * 1842-1844

Joseph Smith

Earthbody-Entry Monday-23-Dec-1805

fleshdeath 27-Jun-1844 (jailhouse murder, age 38)


Founder of the Church of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon Church) * 1805-1844 * Joseph Smith

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

Uttarazadha * Vaizva

BPL commentary:

For Uttara-azadha natives, the condition of radiant, intelligent, central, confident, pitrikaraka Surya considerably affects the outcome.

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

Guided by instructors from the civilizations of Nunki

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 87

"A very good, honest, and sincere character...

A peace loving disposition.

  • Very intelligent and wise.

  • Respected and liked by everyone with whom he comes in contact.

Eager to live and let live.

  • Tolerant to others, giving help where help is required.

A good counselor in times of need or trouble.

  • Such a person makes a good and steady friend,

  • whose friendship is to be valued because it will stand the tests of time and adversity."

Biographical data matched to Vimshottari Dasha periods


from wikipedia Angel-Moroni

Surya Mahadasha * age birth until age 8 months

Monday-23-Dec-1805 Earthbody-Entry * Surya-Zukra period * Zukra double yogakaraka rules 5-10

Chandra Mahadasha * age 8 months until age 10.8

Mangala Mahadasha * age 10.8 until age 17.8

21-Sept-1823 first clairsentient contact with Angel-Moroni *Mangala-Chandra period * Chandra rules 7-partnerships

22-Sept-1823 first discovery of of the Golden Plates by following Moroni's instructions; however Smith would not be able to excavate the plates until Sept-1827.

Rahu Mahadasha * age 17.8 until age 35.8

18-Jan-1827 Joseph Smith married Emma Hale in Ohio (Joseph's age 22) * Rahu-Guru period * Guru rules navamsha-7

22-Sept-1827 Smith and his new wife Emma Hale discover the golden plates * Rahu-Guru period * Guru rules 12-imagination, 3-announcements

15-Jun-1828 child-1 (lived only a few hours) * Rahu-Guru period

June-1829 Testimony of the Eight Witnesses * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules 2-historical record, testimony

March-1830 publication of English translation of the deciphered script of the Golden Plates, entitled the Book of Mormon (Joseph's age 24) * Rahu-Shani period * Shani lagnesha Shani rules 2-historical records, stories

06-April-1830 Church of Christ formally declared * Rahu-Shani period * Shani-uttama-10 order hierarchy, institutions

1830 first plural wife * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules 2-second marriage * uttama-Shani-10 policy, law parivartamsha Zukra-1 women, marriage

Guru Mahadasha * age 35.8 until decease age 38

14-Sept-1840 decease of father Joseph Smith Sr. in Nauvoo * Guru-Chandra period * Chandra gives effect of Zukra ++ Zukra rules pitrimaraka 2nd-from-9th

27-Jun-1844 Lightbody Lift-off killed by a murderous mob, while imprisoned in the nearby Carthage Jail * Guru-Shani period * maraka Shani rules-2

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Mrs. Emma Hale Smith, wife of Joseph Smith, painted in the 1830's


Mrs. Emma Hale Smith, wife of Joseph Smith, photographed in c. 1844 (via wikicommons, from LDS archives).

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Dhanuzya* Aditya * the unsplit, undivided
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds, brightly contemplative, focus on seclusion, invisible light-source provides guidance, intelligence for private prayer, eye on imagination
  • Surya-yuti-Kuja * confidently progressive, bright warrior, entitled to conquer, radiantly pioneering
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss, radiantly descriptive
  • Surya-yuti-Rahu * confidently opportunistic, bright mesmerizer, entitled to mix and mottle, radiantly risky

Surya rules-8 occupies-12 = Sarala Yoga

Rahu + Surya + Budha + Surya = occupies the clairsentient, privately guided, imaginative, contemplative, dreamlike 12th-from-Chandra

Surya occupies Mula nakshatra

Surya rules the Uttarazadha radical lagna

Uttarazadha pada-4 = Meena navamsha* Pushkara navamsha * Shil-Ponde says: "Fixed religious ideas , with a tendency to occult study, and a capacity for intensive reading".


Joseph Smith Sr. was reported to be a somewhat withdrawn man who was nonetheless excitable in the moment. Surya in bhava-12 rules bhava-8, providing a Sarala-Yoga protection for both father and son. Surya-Mula indicates a somewhat disconnected personality who may act with disregard for consequences. The family moved often as Dad sought opportunities Surya-yuti-Rahu-12. As randhresha, Surya indicates dad's interest in the occult and in hidden treasures. Dad had failed as numerous professions and while his sons were maturing he organized them into a treasure-hunting team. Dad had a famous series of seven symbolic dreams (12), which are recorded in the church scripture. Just before he died, dad gained some respect as church patriarch Surya-Dhanuzya.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in classroom-1 * comfort in glowing incandescent embodiment, familiar with forward action, innovation, first-arrival, aristocracy, soothed by new birth, undulating personality
  • Chandra-Makara * comforted by rhythmic hierarchical ordering
  • Chandra in Uttara-azadha * comforted by bright visions * protectors of confident conviction, brilliant philosophy, wise patronage, political doctrines
  • Somana-yuti-Zukra * Emotionally indulgent, sensitive to sisterly figures, needs pleasuring, feels like a partner

Surya-ruled Chandra in Uttara-azadha pada 2-3-4 (Makara lagna) = highly occult-sensitive due to Surya-rules-8


Chandra in classroom-1 = Chandra-Makara = the powerful personality-shaping influence of the Mother. Chandra-1 yuvatipathi indicates a primary, predominant, emotionally binding, identity-defining relationship with the mother.

Somana-yuti-Zukra-double-yogakaraka adds to the maternal profile strong elements of social status, ladder-climbing toward financial and political rank, and moral (Chandra) leadership ability.

Joseph Smith's mother Lucy Mack Smith hailed from a family known for spiritual vision and pronounced demonstrations of public piety. She was an important social figure in the Second Awakening era of fervent Christian Revivalism.. Before, during, and after her son's prominent religious leadership career, mom was an influential force in the Mormon Community. After her son's death in 1844, she lived 12 further years until 1856, facilitating trust and accordance (Chandra rules 7-negotiations). Lucy Mack can be considered as a Founding Mother of the emergining religious-economic congregation.

According to wikipedia entry for Lucy Mack,

"In rural areas of northern New England, the proliferation of evangelical religious sects and the pre-Victorian emphasis on the family as a moral force were especially significant forces in Mack's life. Migrants to this area had taken with them the revolutionary spirit of political independence. They had also encouraged the breakdown of the old order of religious domination. "The grip of colonial religious culture was broken and a new American style of religious diversity came into being." Such a setting became fertile ground for religious experimentation and the birth of indigenous religious sects, some of which "undertook to redefine social and economic order through the model of the extended family." Without stable institutional structures, the family thus became the "crucible" for forming "primary identity, socialization, and cultural norms for rural life" (Marini, 7, 56, 31). Mack was a product of this environment. "

MAMARRIAGE emotional expectations partnership support


History records Mrs. Emma Hale Smith as a supportive lifepartner who was allied with her husband's personality and agreed with his programs. After his death, she defended his reputation against slanderous claims.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala in bhava-12 * drive toward privacy, pursuit of inner guidance, distant lands, invasive ancestors, seeking sanctuary, energized invisible conquests
  • Mangala-Dhanuzya * vigorous pursuit of humanistic worldview; push toward doctrinal expansion, proactive teaching-preaching, philosophical globalism
  • Kuja-yuti-Surya * energized confidence, dynamic genius, masculine force joins willful charm, potential for aggressive political or dramatic actions
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * energized communication, dynamic reporting, masculine force joins messaging signal, potential for aggressive gestures, speech, and writing
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * energized pretense, dynamic desires, masculine force joins opportunistic ambition, potential for aggressive pursuit of privileges
  • Guru-11 parivartamsha Mangala-12

Rahu + Surya + Budha + Surya = occupies the clairsentient, privately guided, imaginative, contemplative, dreamlike 12th-from-Chandra

Budha * * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

atmakaraka = messenger, translator, interpreter, writer

  • Budha-Dhanuzya * priestly communications, articulation of theoretical, doctrinal, philosophical beliefs
  • Budha in bhava-12 * narrative of sanctuary, quietude, research, contemplation, describer of astral inner terrain, explainer of spiritual guidance, delivers instructions for distant worlds
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * articulation of radiant confidence, message of willpower and charisma, talkative father
  • Budha-yuti-Mangala * articulation of forward action, message of innovation and forward movement, outspoken, talkative brother
  • Budha-yuti-Rahu * articulation of ambitious desire, message of exciting opportunities, talkative mix-masters

Budha rules-6 occupies-12 = Vi-parita Rajayoga * Harsha Yoga

Budha-yuti-Rahu 12 clairsentient opportunities, messenger of the ancestor guides

Rahu + Surya + Budha + Surya = occupies the clairsentient, privately guided, imaginative, contemplative, dreamlike 12th-from-Chandra

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Vrizchika * much mystery, many discoveries, believes in transformation, many masks, hidden doctrine
  • Guru in bhava-11 * many friends, much networking, much achievement, numerous revenues, many goals
  • Guru-11 parivartamsha Mangala-12


Guru rules 11th-from-11th + Guru occupies-11, community wealth

Guru occupies the emotionally motivated community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated,  friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra

From Chandra-Makara lagna, the believers' voice of abundant, doctrinal, theoretical, philosophical, preaching Professor Guru rules

  • the emotionally motivated information-delivering, evangelical, publishing, announcing, script-reading, reporting, conversational, process-managing communications of 3rd-from-Chandra
  • the emotionally motivated sanctuary-seeking, private, retreating, withdrawing, choistered, imaginative, meditative 12th-from-Chandra

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Zukra double yogakaraka rules 5-10

  • Zukra-Makara * appreciation of authoritative status, enjoys social position, pleasures of structure, hierarchical arrangements
  • Zukra-1 * pleasure of handsome embodiment; graciously feminine qualities of the appearance, enjoys athletic, vigorous physical equity, appreciation of new birth * identified with partnership
  • Zukra-yuti-Chandra * gracious sensitivity, soothing beauty, sweet emotional response, enjoys folkways
  • Zukra-1 parivartamsha Shani-10-uttama

Joseph Smith's primary partnership was with the Angel Moroni

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Thula * uttama * old agreements, pressured kidney-pancreas, imposed agreements, proletarian diplomacy, must trade, must negotiate 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
  • uttama-Shani-10 parivartamsha Zukra-1

From Chandra-Makara lagna, the mature voice of sober serious structured hierarchical Professor Shani rules

  • the emotionally-motivated traditionalism, family lineage conserving, treasure-preserving, language-and-history remembering, acquisitive, genetic conservation of 2nd-from-Chandra
  • the emotional authenticity of in-the-body feelings represented by sensitive, receptive, absorptive Chandrana

lagnesha uttama-Shani-10 occupies the publicly-visible, emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra-1

Shani-10 * Sasya Yoga = disciplined in leadership roles + karmic obligations to be iconic, to be highly visible in public roles

Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules 2-historical record

June-1829 Testimony of the Eight Witnesses young Smith and his father along with seven other men sign a document saying they had personally lifted and seen engravings on the gold plates *

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

  • Rahu-Dhanuzya *craving for philosophical principle, theory, higher truth * mask of global humanistic belief * fascinated by doctrine, catechism * * seeks special importance via generosity, patronage, fatherliness
  • Rahu in bhava-12 * the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual retreat, withdrawal, sanctuary; desires a special, important, invisible role in private guidance, imagination, isolation, enclosures, research, Other-Worlds. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious ancestor guides. Thrives in culturally-mixed monasteries, retreats, hospitals, prisons, rehab centers, and other secluded spaces. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a dreamer, an ancestor spirit-guide, a magician from distant lands.
  • Surya-yuti-Rahu * amplified ambitious, magnified confidence, exotic creativity, tricky drama, opportunistic father
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * amplified competition, magnified championship, exotic pursuits, tricky innovation, opportunistic brother-warriors
  • Budha-yuti-Rahu * amplified articulation, magnified communications, exotic information, tricky signals, opportunistic siblings

Psychic Ambition * Rahu-12

Rahu + Surya + Budha + Mangala = occupies the clairsentient, privately guided, imaginative, contemplative, dreamlike 12th-from-Chandra

Starting in Mangala Mahadasha when he was age-14, Smith was periodically hired as a scryer (psychic) to assist local treasure-hunters. Western New York in the 1820's was experiencing a craze for treasure hunting. Gambling was frowned upon by pious folk, but there was no taboo on the thrill of treasure hunting.

Economic downturns were frequent in the years 1820-1850. Farming was unpredictable due to fluctuating weather, with the years 1830 until 1845 recorded as terribly cold with effectively no real growing season. The theme of sudden rescue from poverty and despair was often expressed through a hope for discovery of miraculous wealth buried under ground.

Popular tools of the scrying trade included various clairsentience-amplifying stones including the legendary seer-stones utilized by Smith to read the Golden Plates.

Controversial Marriages during Rahu Mahadasha * Rahu taboo-breaker

17-Jan-1827 Joseph Smith married Emma Hale in Ohio (his age 22) during Rahu-Guru period. In 1830, upon Divine Admonition in Rahu-Shani period, he took a first plural wife (his age 25).

During the period 1830-1844, Joseph Smith acquired 40 wives ceremonially married in the Mormon Church.

A New Revelation

Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * working as a clairsentient channel , Smith develops relationship with the invisible (12) agent Moroni and transmits (Budha-12) a body of revealed teachings (Dhanuzya)

  • I stood alone, an unlearned youth, to combat the worldly wisdom and multiplied ignorance of eighteen centuries, with a new revelation, which . . . would open the eyes of more than eight hundred millions of people, and make "plain the old paths." ~~ Joseph Smith's reckoning word recorded in History of the Church, 6:74.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu in classroom-6 * beneficial placement * absentee enemies, disregards argumentation boundaries, medical advice, dissolves the conflicts, irrelevance of accusations
  • Ketu-Mithunaya * incomplete message, empty conversation, dissolute signals, not limited by commerce, ignores restriction on communication

Ketu occupies the emotionally imbalanced 6th-from-Chandra (beneficial position for apathetic, uncaring Ketu)

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Seer Stones used by Mormon Church 1805-1844 clairsentient Joseph Smith, from the book Joseph Smith Papers


Temple of the Church of of Latter Day Saints (Mormon LDS) in San Diego, California with the sparkling spire-finial of golden Angel-Moroni

"And now my friends,

all that is true, all that is noble,

all that is just and pure,

all that is loveable and gracious,

whatever is excellent and admirable -

fill all your thoughts with these things."

~~ Epistle to the Philippians 4:8

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