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Master of Under-valuation

Warren Edward Buffett

Earth-birth Saturday-30-Aug-1930


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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


Aryaman * Bhaga * Falgun * Utthram

BPL commentary

For Uttaraphalguni births of a masculine valence, the condition of radiant, romantic, intelligent, creative, idealistic, central, confident, gaming, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Surya-ruled paradigm of Uttora, father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.

Uttara-phalguni chaps are famously hot-headed. (Can be counterbalanced by a cool moon.)

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Denebola. Their purpose to brighten and glorify the divine intelligence through spectacular creativity.

Brilliantly dramatic

Simha - Leya pada-1 = radiant confidence, flamboyance, and remarkable intelligence. While much depends upon the characteristics of nakshatra-pati Surya, the Falgun birth of masculine valence favors dramatic displays of celebrity, romance, creativity, and entitlement.

Kanya pada 2-3-4 = equally smart and authoritative, but more focused upon personal enclosure and distant lands, often wielding power from a hermitage, sanctuary, or secluded location. May be an empowered politician according to the strengths of nakshatra-pati Surya.

Although Shil Ponde's description often fits the Kanya pada 2-3-4 of Uttaraphalguni, the Simha pada-1 is rarely rough or ungrateful. Still, they can be impatient with others who are less confident or less intelligent.

Themes of political power, radiant creativity, and bright celebrity drama may contextualize Utthram's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Uttaraphalguni-Aryaman

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 83

"A proud and arrogant disposition,

  • with a tendency to ride roughshod over other peoples' opinions.

Uttara natives are extremely intelligent

but because of their inordinate pride,

  • they accept favors ungraciously even when in need

and are ungrateful to those from whom they receive these favors."



Warren Buffet 2017 (WEB age 87)

Shani-ruled Chandra philanthropists:


Warren Buffet socializing with his Shani-ruled-Moon companions


BuffettWarren_redshirt.jpgBiographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha Timeline

Shani Mahadasha * age birth until age 12.0

30-Aug-1930 Earth-birth in Omaha, Nebraska, USA * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra atmakaraka

Budha Mahadasha * age 12 until age 29

1942 (WB age 12) Father elected to USA Congress. Family moves to Washington DC until 1952. * Budha-Budha svabhukti * Budha rules 8th-from-4th next-step home

19-Apr-1952 (WEB age 22) exchange vows of marriage-1-of-2 with Susan Thompson* Budha-Rahu bhukti * R-K samchara Meena-Kanya contact navamsha Chandra-Kanya

30-Jul-1953 (WEB age 23) celebrated the birth of child-1 * Budha-Rahu bhukti

Nov-1955 until Feb-1958 Janma Sade-Sati Vrischika

Ketu Mahadasha * age 29 until age 36

30-Apr-1964 (WEB age 33) grieved decease of father * Ketu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 12th-from-9

Zukra Mahadasha * age 36 until age 56

1977 (WEB age 47) lifepartner Susie moves to San Francisco, never to return. The couple remain legal partners. Yet, they live apart for the next 27 years until her death in 2004. * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru randhresha = changed identity

Dec-1984 until Dec-1987 Janma Sade-Sati Vrischika-3

Surya Mahadasha * age 56 until age 62

Chandra Mahadasha * age 62 until age 72

30-Aug-1996 (WEB age 65) grieved the decease of mother * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 2nd-from-Chandra

Mangala Mahadasha * age 72 until age 79

29-Jul-2004 (WEB age 74) grieved the decease of lifepartner-1 Susie Thompson * Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 2nd-from-7th * R-K samchara Meza-Thula contact navamsha R-K

30-Aug-2006 (WEB age 76) exchange the vows of marriage-2-of-2 with Astrid Menks (a friend of Susie's) * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha rules Mithunaya 7th navamsha * R-K samchara Meena-Kanya contact navamsha Chandra-Kanya

Rahu Mahadasha * age 79 until age 97

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

Guru Mahadasha * age 97 until age 113

Distinctive features of the Nativity

Surya * pitri-karaka (father) * jyoti-karaka (light) Lagnesha for Simha lagna

  • Purvaphalguni-Surya-Simha * Khaga * Khagaya * air-moving * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the regally entitled game-playing rashi of Surya
  • Surya in bhava-1 * center of attention * bright embodiment * intelligence for competition * focus on appearance * genius for innovative self-expression * athletic entitlements * eye on personality * sparkling center of embodied vitality * father may be an icon-competitor-inventor


Dad = Howard Buffet = eight years US Congressmember from Nebraska, Surya in bhava-1

  • Before + after his terms on Congress, Dad operated a successful stock-brokerage firm.
  • Dad remained active in political committees + campaigns. Surya-Simha.
  • 10th-from-Surya = father's career = Urisha-10 finance, governance

WEB grew up in Washington D.C. during dad's Congressional service.

  • Warren received his father's political charisma. As an adult, he maintained important personal and professional liaisons in WDC.
  • WEB's initial capitalization was provided from his father's assets. This patrimony WEB then expanded into a remarkably profitable investment franchise.

Chandra * matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)

  • Chandra-Vrizchika * nichha * comforted by mystery * sensitive to trauma-healing * needs discovery
  • Chandra in Anuradha-Maitra * comforted by resistance to danger * protects against preventable damage * soothed by emergency regulations
  • Chandra in classroom-4 * digbala * comfortable with familiar routines * calmed by caretaking * seeks continuous oscillating motion * sensitive to ethnic folkways * contented by recurrent rituals * soothed by customary habits * tranquilized by rhythmic waves * needs pulsation * nurtured by gardening * follows local pathways * feels rooted into the land * settled into home-keeping * undulating patriotism


Mom = Leila Stahl Buffet

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations


  • marriage-1
  • Urisha finance, song, face
  • bhava-10 public facade, iconic roles, leadership

WEB was legally married for more than 50 years to his first wife Susan Thompson, an amateur singer. She was a public figure at the helm of the philanthropic arm of their family's financial company (Urisha) .

  • The couple split but maintained their public facade for 27 years, until Susie's decease at WEB's age 74.

Zukra-Kanya * nichha growth-challenges to dealings with women

  • WEB reminisced later in life that his constant business traveling during the early decades of his first marriage caused distrust between the partners.
  • By his own account, he did stray considerably (nichha) from the marriage exclusivity contract


  • marriage-2
  • Dhanuzya-Mula rules 6+7, creating a mixed situation
  • bhava-5 contains Mula-Shani-Dhanuzya

Zukra-yuti-Budha suggests a second alliance

During his second life partnership, Buffett was older, and he traveled less.

  • Mula-Shani-5 in 2nd-from-Chandra indicates the second-marriage = long delay pending second marriage, an enduringly patient second spouse, perhaps with low expectations, and someone identified with Old Things.
  • Astrid Menks Buffet is known to collect antiques.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka (brother) * virya-karaka (virile)

  • Mangala-Mithunaya * vigorous pursuit of interaction * competitive commerce * proactive information delivery * energetic group collaboration * dynamic debate * dominating gestures * lively writing * kinetic conversation * push toward explanatory instruction * champion of process management
  • Mangala in bhava-11 * drive toward connectivity * competitive earnings * pursuit of profits * dynamic marketplace actions * champion of community activism * invasive networking * vigorous sporting friends * energized scientific systems * economic conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Guru * multiple competitions * many brother-figures * energized growth * dynamic generosity * masculine force joins optimistic expansion * champion of philosophy * potential for aggressive preaching * promotes broad worldview * indoctrinating actions


Budha * jamayah-karaka (sibling) * sandeza-karaka (message) * zisya-karaka (student)

  • Budha-Kanya * uttama * moolatrikona * ministering service communications * articulation of digestive process * talks about aid to the suffering * formulates descriptive complaints * programmatic conversations * delivers detailed pronouncements * grammatical expertise * logical arguments * messages about accuracy * specifies error * hands-arms-shoulders make helping gestures
  • Budha in bhava-2 * narrative of values-fulfillment * conversations about natural resources * talks about history * instructions for asset conservation * explains banking procedures * cherished recordings * discusses sound values * articulation of speech-song * quick-darting eyes-face * tells stories * defines storage methods * describes family lineage * manual preservation of collections * chats about knowledge base * conserves libraries * quick with language * manages archives * repeats from memory
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements * diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking discussions * manual adjustments * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners


uttama-Budha-2 rules 11

Berkshire Hathaway 1930- mutual funds Warren Buffett = Guru-yuti-Mangala-11 ++ uttama-Budha-yuti-Zukra-nichha-bhanga

Guru * dhava-karaka (husband) * bahuta-karaka (variety)

  • Guru-Mithunaya * cheerful communication * many merchants * conversations about belief * doctrine of inclusive messaging * expansive evangelism * detailed guidance discussions * widens the scope of management * many documents * permission to report * multiple administrative projects
  • Guru in bhava-11 * great friendliness * much networking * much achievement * big social-participation groups * several large assemblies * numerous revenues * many social-material goals * extensive marketplace linkage * patron of community exchange systems * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be an earner-socialite-networker
  • Guru-yuti-Mangala bhratri-karaka * multiple brotherly-figures * permission to compete-and-win * expansive conquests * progressive philosophy * large-scale invasive actions * vigorous champion of optimistic belief



Guru in bhava-11 rules 5-speculative finance, gambling

Zukra * svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wife)



Zukra rules Arudha Lagna-10 Urisha banking finance

  • Zukra-Kanya * nichha * appreciation of service -or- victimization, likes logical argument, * attracted to laboring classes, servants, and animals * accepts unbalanced agreements * prefers exploitable partners * pleased by pain relief * enjoys humility * graciously accommodates unfair contracts * sweet alliance with victims * litigious bargaining
  • Zukra-2 * svabhava * seeks pleasure via gathered treasuries * enjoys banked assets * bargains toward collected equity * feminine-figures predominate the family * gracious storyteller * pretty preservations * balanced linguistic expression * beautiful voice * pleasing designs to adorn the face * aesthetics of mouth + jaw + teeth + hair * graceful neck * prefers historical values * appreciation of speech-and-song
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * sweetened messages * gracious explanations * talented in singing-songwriting * articulate negotiations * advocates for reasoning process * talkative feminine-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort communicative harmony * enjoys the company of students * detailed contracts * prefers logical arrangements

Undervaluation = Zukra-Kanya

Budha-Kanya * uttama +++ Budha-yuti-Zukra-nichha

The remarkable power of undervaluation comes from nichha-Zukra invalidity ++ Budha-Kanya * uttama calculations


Budha-uttama represents wife-1 . The mutually-appreciative pair of Zukra-Kanya + Budha-Kanya represents the deep, lasting friendship between Warren Buffet's two wives.

Budha-uttama holds the lower degree representing wife-1. Within her lifetime, STB became the17th materially richest woman in the world. Meanwhile, nichha-Zukra holding the higher degree represents wife-2. AMB served as a cocktail waitress and housekeeper.

The two ladies met while working in a cocktail bar in Omaha, where Susie was a singer and the Latvian immigrant Astrid was a waitress. They formed a friendship.

  • "Susie put me together, and Astrid keeps me together." Warren Buffett Tells All: The Women in His Life .

Financial specialties

nichha-bhanga atmakaraka vargottamza Zukra = undervaluation

Buffett's father was a stockbroker, and dad's capital started the mutual-funds empire . Father's capital = 2nd-from-Surya

Shani * duro-karaka (endurance) * jara-karaka (years)

  • Mula-Shani-Dhanuzya * heavy old doctrines * class-conscious ideology * conventional beliefs * rigid theories * unyielding dogma * pressure to accept the common catechesis * weight of old patronage systems * structural compression upon hips + sacroiliac + sacral plexus * oppressive priests * doctrinal rules * must normalize the life-philosophy * limitations on global travel * slow elder professors * proletarian worldview * scarce preaching resources
  • Shani in Bhava-5 * steady time-structured intelligence * heavy responsibility for children * pessimistic in romance * cautious financial speculation * resists ceremony * limits special entitlements * obligatory entertainments * dreads political games * tightly disciplined creativity * mother's family often rigidly conventional * blocked heart-and-spine * subdued sparkle * performance fatigue * intolerant of time-wasting amusements * elders maintain ordinary rights


Stoic Shani rules sober, structural, hierarchically minded Chandra in Anuradha-Maitra = attention to legality

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

  • Rahu-Meza-Arya * shimmering illusion of championship * craving for superiority * exotic use of dominating force * mask of competitive action * mirage of first-arrival pioneer * over-reaching urgency * extraordinary birth * extravagant muscularity * mesmerizing forward movement * unusual athleticism * fascinating conquests * marvelous warriorship * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of heroic action * seeks privilege via innovator-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-9 * passion for preaching * in svabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous guidance * thrilling theory * dazzling dharma * outsider who cleverly insinuates into patriarchal roles * seeks importance via sacred teachings * fantastic philosophy * compulsive catechesis * zealous proselytism * intriguing ideology * ambitious father-figures * extraordinary professors * barrier-breeching guru-figures * culturally-mixed worldview * poseur of high catechism * shimmering illusion of sangha * fabulous faith community * surreptitious appropriation of priesthood * may appear as a wisdom-purveyor * smoky specter of principled understanding * extravagant globalism * trespasses cultural boundaries of patronage * fabulous fatherhood * opportunistic third marriage (if any) * social mobility via paradigms of belief

Rahu in bhava-9 drishti to 1-3-5

Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-9 * casts drishti upon Surya-1 ++ Shani-5

Rahu's ruler Mangala-yuti-Guru occupies bhava-11 marketplace systems, placing Rahu in the gainful 11th-from-his ruler Mangala and granting additional auspice for economic gains.

Ketu kavandha-karaka (headless) * chidra-karaka (gaping) * vasana-karaka (vacuum)

  • Ketu-Thula * justly dissociates from negotiation * wanders away from compromise * eccentric alliances * abandons agreements * apathetic trades * surrenders trust * ignores restriction on match-making * releases a pale pastel cloud of fair deals into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-3 * eccentric communications * disinterested in daily chat * writes on foggy abstract topics * dissolves messaging boundaries * implausible prophecy * wandering discussions * can handle esoteric information * irrelevance of normal mental narrative * abandons management tasks * dismisses the standard explanations * disregards conventional discourse * unless other graha in 3, may prefer to live free from younger siblings

WEB s known for his disinterest in retaining the hoard of many billions of dollars that he has acquired during his long investment career. He has publically pledged (3 announcements) to disperse (Ketu) 99% of his accumulated assets to various charities.


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