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born eight months after

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former Chief Engineer in the Edison laboratories and close lifelong friend of


Ford Model-F * 1905

Ford Motor Co. 1863-1947 assembly line Henry Ford developed the gasoline-engine automobile along with a mass-production process which made the horseless carriage affordable to the middle-class



Engineer + Inventor


Strike-Breaker * broke up labor unions; spied on workers

Assembly Line Mass-Production

Automobile Manufacturer first mass-produced horseless carriage, the Ford Model-T

philanthropist * Free Mason * 33rd degree granted in 1940

Ford Motor Company

Henry Ford

Earth-birth Thursday-30-Jul-1863

dematerialization 07-Apr-1947 (age 83)

"I will build a car for the great multitude.

It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise.

But it will be low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one - and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God's great open spaces."


Ford Motor Co. automobile magnate

1863-1947 * Henry Ford

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

see also Shri BV Raman's version of this nativity in Notable Horoscopes, p. 207

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Dhaniṣṭha-Delphinus * Vasu

BPL commentary

For Dhaniṣṭha births of a masculine valence, the condition of kinesthetic, direct, yang-energy, forward-pushing bhratru-karaka Mangala may considerably affect the outcome.

Brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, dancers, champions, challengers, inventors, explorers, dis-coverers, engineers, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pushers, invaders, pursuers, competitions and battles may be especially influential.

Dhaniṣṭha-born often respond to a deep inner fear [Shani] which manifests as aggressive survival-driven competition [Kuja]. The result = orderly, direct, empowered, and dynamic structured action.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Delphinus. Their purpose is social engineering, economic competition, and achievement of dominant positions.

Hierarchical Power Climber

Kuja-ruled Vasu-born fellows endure acute Shani-Mangala tension. They are intensely competitive. In no uncertain terms, these men play to win. Goal-directed and often ruthless, their playing fields are typically located in the corporate-institutional hierarchies of Shani, where they strive for alpha-dominant positions.

Operating in orderly Shani-controlled environments of Makara and Kumbha, Vasu champions are surrounded by lawful, systematic, and often timid folks who rarely resist Hrsikesha's powerful ascent to the peak of the hierarchy.

Makara pada 1-2 express Kuja's control of 4-lands-roots + 11-earnings. Pro-actively patriotic (4) and driven to achieve profits (11), they are often found in real-estate (4) education (4) agriculture (4) transportation (4) police + defense industry (4) minerals + mining (4) or in any marketplace where the path to economic gain (11) is open to Kuja's dominating, goal-oriented, competitive vigor. Since Mangala activates a 6/8 pair, their Achilles Heel = economic protectionism (4-11). Outcome depends upon the character of Mangala.

Kumbha pada 3-4 express Kuja's control of 3-commerce + 10-leadership. Any commercial endeavor suits the pada 3-4 Hrsikesha-born, so long as they find a path toward governing power. Gifted in manufacturing (3) programming and process (3) sales-marketing (3) and all business functions, this breed competes aggressively for leadership.

Kumbha pada 3-4 = famed as dominating, irascible, intimidating personalities who may have been bullied in their youth. Their innovative actions may change the course of civilization. Since Kuja activates a 6/8 pair, their Achilles Heel = micro-management (3-10). Outcome depends upon the characteristics of Mangala.

Themes of brotherhood, survival, vitality, forceful movement, controlled explosion, exploration, winning, pioneering, discovery, invention, drilling, penetration, invasion, intimidation, sexual pursuit, and conquest may contextualize Vasu's terrestrial experience. Incoming drishti from Kuja can mobilize their progressive, pioneering actions. Also applies to Chandra in Dhaniṣṭha

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

"Two entirely different types are born with Dhaniṣṭha rising.

It depends on the part of this asterism, which lies on the Rising Point, as to which type predominates.

  • The key notes of both are optimism and ambition .

They both have thick necks and heavy thighs.

  • But there the similarity stops. (see later Pada descriptions)."


Ford Model-N with oil lamps * produced 1906-1908.


1928 Model-A Ford * the Model-A was produced during 1927-1931


"I adopted the theory of Reincarnation when I was twenty six. Religion offered nothing to the point. Even work could not give me complete satisfaction.

  • Work is futile if we cannot utilise the experience we collect in one life in the next. When I discovered Reincarnation it was as if I had found a universal plan.

  • I realised that there was a chance to work out my ideas. Time was no longer limited. I was no longer a slave to the hands of the clock.

Genius is experience. Some seem to think that it is a gift or talent, but it is the fruit of long experience in many lives.

  • Some are older souls than others, and so they know more. The discovery of Reincarnation put my mind at ease.

IIf you preserve a record of this conversation, write it so that it puts men' s minds at ease. I would like to communicate to others the calmness that the long view of life gives to us ."

~~ Interview with Henry Ford in The San Francisco Examiner. August 26, 1928


Mrs. Clara Jane Bryant Ford, 1866-1950


born 06-Nov-1893, Henry Ford's only recognized child was son Edsel Ford who operated the Ford Motor Company 1919-1943

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

  • Ford Motor Co. 1863-1947 assembly line Henry Ford

Chandra Mahadasha * age birth until 6-months

30-Jul-1863 Earth-birth in Greenfield Village (Dearborn) Michigan * Chandra-Shukra bhukti * yogakaraka Shukra activates 4-transportation + 9-ideology

Mangala Mahadasha * age 6-months until 7.6

Rahu Mahadasha * age 7.6 until 25.6 * 1871-1889

20-Mar-1876 (HF age 12) grieved the decease of his mother during childbirth * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 12th-from-Chandra

1881 (HF age 17) leaves home to apprentice in a machine shop. * Rahu-Ketu bhukti

11-Apr-1888 (HF age 25) marriage to Clara Bryant * Rahu-Mangala chidra-dasha * Mangala activates navamsha-7 * R-K gochara Karkata-Makara contact Chandra-Makara

Guru Mahadasha * age 25.6 until age 41.6 * 1889-1905

1891 (HF age 28) Henry and Clara leave the farm. Henry starts working for Edison Illuminating Company owned by Thomas Edison to learn more about the new-fangled concept of electricity. * Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru activates 2+11 revenues, goals * Guru activates 8th-from-4th emigration

06-Nov-1893 (HF age 30) birth of only legitimated child Edsel Ford * Guru Budha bhukti * Budha putra-pati * Budha activates 9th-from-Chandra

1895 Ford founded two companies to build his carriages, but both failed within a year * Guru-Shukra bhukti * [nīcha] Shukra activates Ketu-4 ++ Shukra activates -9 occupies 12th-from-9th

Jun-1896 (HF age 33) completed his first operational horseless carriage called the Quadricycle. * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu-4 transportation. This model is never produced [Ketu]

16-Jun-1903 (HF age 40) investors funded a factory using Ford's system. Founding of Ford Motor Company * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha * Rahu-10 = Ford executive director of eponymous company

1904 (HF age 41) Ford Motor Company of Canada is founded across the river from Detroit. Anchored legally in Canada, its aim was to sell Ford's engines in cars, trucks, and tractors throughout the British Empire * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha * Rahu-10 = Ford executive director of eponymous company

Shani Mahadasha * age 41.6 until age 60.6 == 1905-1924

08-Mar-1905 (HF age 42) grieved the decease of father * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani pitrimaraka rules 7th-from-Surya

1908 (HF age 45) released the Model-T designed for low cost and maintainability * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani minimalism, masses, elegance

1913 (HF age 50) Ford designs the motorized assembly-line mass production factory. Thousands of low-skill factory workers migrate to Detroit seeking work * Shani-Shukra bhukti * yogakaraka [nīcha] Shukra activates Ketu-transients

1914 (HF age 51) Ford offers the legendary 5-dollar day + 8-hour workday. The 5-dollar day brings highly qualified workers. The 8-hour workday allows him to have three 8-hour shifts per day, thus extracting maximum efficiency from the factories. * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra finance

Nov-1918 (HF age 55) runs for the election to USA-Senator from Michigan, in support of POTUS-28 The State 1856-1924 Woodrow Wilson and his League of Nations, but is narrowly defeated * Shani-Rahu bhukti

1920-1922 (HF age 57) Despite the source document being exposed as a forgery by the London Times, Ford published a series of virulently anti-Semitic articles in the Dearborn Independent newspaper.* Shani-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-10 executive decisions, culture wars

09-Apr-1923 (HF age 60) birth of Ford's imputed second son John Dahlinger * Shani-Guru bhukti

Budha Mahadasha * age 60.6 until age 77.6 == 1924-1941

26-May-1927 (HF age 64) closed production of Model-T which had been continuously manufactured for 18-years * Budha-Ketu bhukti * Ketu endings

1927 closed the Dearborn Independent newspaper following intense political and economic pressure * Budha-Ketu bhukti

Mar-1932 (HF age 69) end production of Model-A * Budha-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates 6-disavowal

1938 (HF age 75) debilitating heart attack. * Budha-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 12-hospitalization, withdrawal from activities

1938 * on HF's 75th birthday, via the German consul in Cleveland, Henry Ford receives the Grand Cross of the German Eagle from Adolf Hitler * Budha-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 12-foreign lands, invisible identities

Ketu Mahadasha * age 77.6 until decease age 83 * 1941-1947 * End of Things

1941 (HF age 78) the Nazi Regime replaces all of Fordwerke's management with Nazi loyalists. Henry Ford loses control of his European manufacturing base = the German factories at Koln * Ketu-Ketu svabhukti * Ketu-4 losses from nationalism

7-Dec-1941 (HF age 78) Pearl Harbor attack, USA enters WW-2. Ford operationalizes a long-expected manufacturing surge to supply the USA military forces * Ketu-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 4-homeland

26-May-1943 (HF age 81) grieved the decease of son Edsel Ford (via stomach cancer, Edsel's age 49) * Ketu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates 2nd-from-5th

Sep-1945 (HF age 83) ceded presidency of the Ford Motor Company to his grandson * Ketu-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 2nd-from-10th, next step leadership

07-Apr-1947 (HF age 83) dematerialization via cerebral hemorrhage * Ketu-Budha chidra-dasha * Surya-yuti-Budha = Budha gives effect of maraka Surya activates -7


In 1928, following 40 years of marriage, Clara Bryant Ford and Henry Ford arrive in New York City on the S.S. Majestic after a visit to England.


Henry Ford with his good friend General Electric 1847-1931 Thomas Edison

"A perusal of astrological literature bearing up ''Wealth' reveals clearly that in order to become rich, one should have in his horoscope

  • combinations which comprehend a point of contact between lords of Lagna, 2nd, 11th, 5th and 9th.

Permutations and combinations of these lords give rise to a stupendous number of Dhana Yogas "

~~ 300 Combinations 1912-1998 Jyotiṣika B. V. Raman * commentary on Madhya Vayasi Dhana Yoga

Distinctive Features of the Nativity
  • Ford Motor Co. 1863-1947 assembly line Henry Ford

Surya * pitri-karaka (father) * jyoti-karaka (light)

  • Surya-Karkata * Bhanu * ray of light * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the nourishing caretaking rashi of Chandra
  • Surya in bhava-6 * center of sparkling service * brightly conflicted * focus on imbalance * eye on exploitation * charming social worker * poverty entitlements * shines light into broken promises * confident litigation * self-righteous accusations * politics of pollution * intelligence for medicine * smart crimes * dramatizes suffering * gambles with addictions * central roles in conflict zones * bright center of war * father may serve in medicine-military-ministry * or father may be sick-addicted-abusive-poor
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * gestures conduct the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama * skillful game-player * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals * narrative of power-politics * recites love poems * describes divine romance


Surya receives the imaginative protectionist, defensive drishti of Chandra-12

Surya receives the secretive, conspiratorial but also commanding executive drishti of Rahu-10-Vṛścika

Surya-61 rules 7-marriage, financial contracts, business partnerships. Ford was known as a difficult partner whose ideas [Surya] bankrupted some investors and enriched others.


Dad was a sensible farmer Surya-Karkata. The patriarch wanted Henry to assume operations on the family's fertile farmland near Detroit Michigan. In dad's mind the farm had been improved by years of labor investment, and it was now profitable Surya-rules-7 equity.

But Henry wanted something more exciting He wanted to tinker with new-fangled engines and things that exploded * Surya activates Mangala-SImha-7 heat, explosions

Henry suffered a strained relationship with his farmer father Surya in bhava-6. His father was a sensible landowner farmer [Karkata] who wanted Henry to assume operations on fertile, economically productive farmland near Detroit Michigan. But Henry wanted to tinker with new-fangled engines.

Henry Ford was notoriously unimpressed with public standards for personal integrity; protected by treasury and high status. Surya in bhava-6 rules 7-expectations. Henry Ford was ever the political champion of folkways Surya-Karkata , and he aggressively [Mangala] defended the Eurocentric settlers way of life against what he felt were its ethnic enemies.

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

Chandra-12 activates 6 = Harsha Yoga * protects from disease, injury, ill-effects of litigation, accusation, pollution

  • Chandra-Makara-Draco * comforted by hierarchy * sensitive to class-status * needs ritual ordering
  • Chandra in Śrāvaṇa-Hari * soothed by careful listening * protectors of undulating shamanic sound * needs customary lawfulness
  • Chandra in classroom-12 * draws comfort from dreams * familiar with ancestor guidance * accustomed to private prayer * nested into secluded enclosures * needs to fantasize * acculturated to Other Worlds * soothed by imaginative inspiration * repeating pulse of intuition * anchored by contemplation * seeks protective sanctuary * comfortable with isolation * undulating sleep * mother may be unavailable, withdrawn, reflective, sleepy, a researcher


Chandra-12 and Surya-6 exchange mutual drishti suggesting that the parents formed a partnership of opposites, each modeling a different but mutually balanced opposing worldview to their young son Henry Ford. His parents exemplified illness and dissatisfaction, but they maintained their consecrated vows.


Chandra-12 rules rogasthana-6 . Henry Ford's mom, who had been in frail health for many years, died in childbirth when Henry was 12 years old.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations * Marriage for Chandra-12

11-Apr-1888 marriage to Clara Bryant (Henry's age 25). * Rahu-Mangala chidra-dasha * R-K gochara Karkata-Makara contact Chandra-Makara

Marriage during a chidra-dasha suggests that the avowed relationship remains on the edge of dissolution.Mangala-Singha-7-Magha shows that Clara Bryant was an independent, intelligent, articulate churchwoman (Magha) whose reputation for leadership in philanthropy and charitable works * Kuja karmesha * was unbesmirched.

Mangala activates 4 + 9 from Kuja-Simha-7 lagna. Clara was dedicated to her church (9) and local mother-and-child welfare (4).

Obvious marital challenges are implied by Henry Ford's [nīcha] Shukra-8 at zero degrees. Yet, she was the pre-eminent moral advisor to his business empire (Surya-yuti-Budha -in 7th-from-Chandra = Karkata morality)

His Chandra in Śrāvaṇa-Hari-12 is excruciatingly sensitive to public opinion, and Ford never endangered her privileged lifestyle. She supplied the steadfast bulwark of his public reputation despite his many misdoings.

Shani in Bhava-8-Uttaraphalguni rules 2nd-from-Chandra = second marriage. The second marriage would have been much easier and more attuned to his personality. Ford did produce a second family with his long-time secretary, with whom he enjoyed a decades-long affair, but neither their relationship nor the child was never legitimized. The secretary was placed in an arranged shell-marriage and the child was born into the legitimacy of that shell. Ford built her a gracious home next-door to his own .and was noted to spend time there with her and her son on a daily basis * lagnesha Shani in Bhava-8 secrecy

Transportation Career

Chandra activates 10th-navamsha Karkata = transportation, vehicles, roadways, driving, local infrastructure


Ford's secretive workplace spying was considered invasive and dominating by many. However, the amazing triple-viparita yoga of Harsha + Sarala + Vimala prevented Ford's invasive behaviors from lawsuits and there was never a criminal conviction. Believing that Ford's factories supported thousands of families, the judges of the lawcourts refused to hear criminal accusations against Ford. Reputation not impugned regardless of crime committed.

Harsha Yoga conferred by Chandra * protects against poverty, supports research (12)

Ford's visions-gone-nowhere (12) disappointed a series of investors hoping for a better product. Even with a promising vision and a record of small successes, he suffered numerous failures as an independent engineer. Yet Ford was never impoverished as he experimented with investor's money, not his own.

Chandra in Śrāvaṇa-Hari the Listener in fantasy-delusion bhava-12 ruling accusations-Budha-6

Ford famously planted spies (12 espionage) in the restrooms of his factories so that he could hear what the workers were saying about him and the company. Workers were fired for speaking with disloyalty or disrespect.

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

  • Mangala-Singha * vigorous pursuit of fame * creatively moving political theatre * proactive drama * push toward celebrity entitlement * champion of pageantry * military parades * brilliantly energized celebrations * invigorating parties * charmingly dominating at games * sexually active romance * flamboyant gambling
  • Mangala in bhava-7 * drive toward bargaining * pursuit of agreement * impatient with stagnant arrangements * invasive negotiation * diplomatic dynamics * energized contracts * innovative conquests * pushes toward liaison * invigorates alliances


Kuja-7 receives no drishti * uncomplicated, unconstrained forward action


Kuja-Simha-7 activates Vṛścika Rahu-10 = ambitious, restless young man, powerhouse of yang energy = Karmesha in 7 = Mangala-in rashi of His friend political, flamboyant Simha == ruler of 10 in 10th-from-10th

Ford believed that he himself alone should make all final decisions for his companies. So vital was his entitled egocentrism that even his top executives said they felt like high-paid puppets.

Ford was a very well-known personality, most famed for his genius [Simha] and admired for drive [Kuja] to overcome all obstacles * yet Ford was widely disliked for cultural bigotry, hate, and contempt for workers' rights (complexities of bhava-6-8-12).

Emotional power to change, transform, recycle, regenerate

Kuja Drishti

Kuja drishti into Rahu-10 leadership, into bhava-1 personality, physical vitality- + bhava-2 treasuries

Energetic inventive Kuja = active in the worlds of politics, policy, drama, celebrity, self-centered displays of intelligence and entitlements.

Simha Mangala = shad-ashtaka 6-8 challenge-angle from Chandra-Makara = emotional conflict via regal entitlement = aggression; tantrums . Ford's imperial [Simha] energy was a bitter pill for his children, especially Edsel his eldest.

Empowered Mangala-7-Simha made Henry Ford aggressive in political battle.

Ford expressed a lifelong dislike of politics [Simha] . Yet, he boasted an aggressive intelligence and he would dominate negotiations (7) until others submitted to his ideas (5). He often put his foot into his political mouth due to impulsive [Kuja] style of presentation. Full-steam-ahead Kuja.

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

Budha-6 rules 8 * Sarala Yoga

  • Budha-Karkata * comfortable communications * hand-arm-shoulders make protective gestures * rhythmic articulation of root culture * discusses ancestral morality * prescriptive routines * argues for foundational stability * describes protective fencing * parochial talk * converses about caretaking * environmental wardens * issues customary pronouncements * delivers land-use information * patriotic declarations * habitually chats about the local settlement
  • Budha in bhava-6 [svabhava] narrative of detailed complaint * explains toxicity * discusses conflict * medical treatment * military strategy * litigation against unfair deals * itemized argument * precisely specific accusation * treacherous dialog * lectures about servitude * describes broken promises * instructs on ministries of service * talks about injustice * articulately gesturing adversaries * debates about debt
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * amusing explanations * entertaining chatter * central roles in communication * brightly clear descriptions * dramatic enunciation * confidently delivers instruction * articulation of radiant certainty * political messenger * talkative father-figures


Budha in bhava-6 [svabhava] rules the Karakamsha = bhava-8 secrecy. Ford was involved in occult dealings at many levels, personal, political, and spiritual.

During the Budha Mahadasha 1924-1941, Ford's engineers designed models A (1927-1931) and B (1932-1934)

Paternalism Chandra-12 rules servants, workers-6

Ford felt [Chandra] that he needed to morally guide his flock of workers like a pastoral shepherd. He assumed as a matter of principle that his pontifical judgment on labor matters (6) was superior to the opinions of the workers.

Chandra-12 drishti into Budha-6 creates a nearly untouchable harsha yoga. Budha-6 in ethnic Karkata has the potential for conventional cultural hypocrisy, as Ford aptly demonstrated with his do what I say, not what I do preaching to the workers. His paternalistic attitude toward the assembly-line workers was seen as self-righteous [Surya] and ultimately paranoid (12 fantasies). Ford regularly delivered the familiar homiliy that free pleasures, such as a walk in nature, along with tea-totaling (abstinence from alcohol) were the keys to a satisfying lifestyle. Unfortunately he did not live by this rule himself. He only preached it = [nīcha] Shukra in 9th-from-Chandra hypocritical preaching

Budha Mahadasha * age 60.6 until age 77.6 == 1924-1941

Budha activates 5-politics + 8-secrecy. during the period age 60-75, Ford became increasingly involved in the ethnically motivated Fascist politics that spurred the Axis aggressions of European World-War-2. Budha in bhava-6 [svabhava] war-talk. and slavery. He funded publication [Budha] of defamatory propaganda to aid the ethnic attacks Budha-Karkata ethnicity.

Throughout the Budha Mahadasha Ford descended into a well of toxic accusations, racism, bigotry, and discriminatory [Budha] social policies, which peaked during the late 1930's when he tried to curry favor with Hitler. At the same time, his manufacturing (Budha-Pushya) operations flourished and his vast labor force (6) while unruly was generally gaining manual skill.

Ford asserted [Budha] that that the worker's unions were operated by criminals (6) and that the workers by unionizing were exacerbating conflict. Ford was also an early supporter of the Nazi cause in Europe which increased his reputation for engaging in unfair practices (6).

Budha-6 receives drishti of His ruler Chandra-Makara-12 suggesting that the social order [Makara] generally supported Ford's behaviors, both the nice and the not-nice. There was so much activity behind closed doors (8) including unbalanced (6) accounting methods (Budha accounting) that historians may assess the company but they often admit to not fully understanding the man.

Budha-6 rules 8 * Sarala Yoga ensures that Ford suffered no personal harm from any of this nefarious activity

Bantering Budha activates Ford's highly secretive randhrasthana-Kanya, containing

  1. lagnesha Shani-Kanya
  2. financial ruler of 2+11 Guru-Kanya
  3. 9- ideological + 4-ethnic patriotism = [nīcha] Shukra-8

Scholars opine that Henry Ford may have been cultivating a personal friendship with Hitler in a desperate attempt to retain control over his large-scale investment in Ford's German factories.

  • During Budha-Shani bhukti 1938 * on his 75th birthday via the German consul in Cleveland, Henry Ford received the Grand Cross of the German Eagle from Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler

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

[Atmakaraka] expansion, globalism, ideology, paradigm of belief, preaching, priesthood

  • Guru-Kanya * much ministry of service * many servants * numerous employees * indoctrination of laborers * much logical argumentation * conflicted guidance * permission to help * generously assists many victims * optimistic about medication * believes in aid * doctrine of benevolent humility
  • Guru in bhava-8 * great rejuvenation * many sudden changes * many confidences * faith in rebirth * numerous identity transformations * generous in-laws * extensive tantra * expansion of undisclosed forces * abundance of initiations * many mysteries * regenerative emergencies * secret guidance * hidden inspiration * believes in invasive healing * multiple surgeries * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be a revolutionary, disaster-responder, or trauma-healer
  • Guru-yuti-Shukra sodarya-karaka * multiple feminine-figures * permission to make deals * abundant pleasures * blossoming treasures * expansion of art * inspirational music * optimistic diplomatic philosophy * large-scale alignments * broad scope of partnerships * diverse financial arrangements
  • Guru-yuti-Shani atta-karaka * multiple elder-figures * permission to hold respected positions * abundant structure * numerous law-makers * expansive hierarchies * tolerance for diverse systems * optimistic philosophy of social regulation * large-scale responsibilities


Dhanayoga * hidden assets * Guru activates 2 + 11 for Kumbha-lagna

bhava-8 hidden assets contains rulers of 1, 2 , 4, 9, 11, 12 * [nīcha] Shukra + Shani + Brihaspati

Ford was a control-freak. He conducted many operation in secrecy, not only financially but also legally, sexually, psychologically, and numerous occult (unseen) arrangements

  • Ford famously did not trust his company accountants. He personally kept a secret, second set of financial records which were reputedly rather different from the public books kept by his salaried accountants.
  • Unthinkable in the modern world where financial transparency is required, Ford paid no taxes and the Ford Motor Company had no external audit system.

Guru-8 wants financial non-transparency., Ford did not like banks or bankers thus he ensured that his finances were hidden from public view

Due to his many business failures, Ford had major frustrations with moneylenders. He bankrupted frequently, often leaving his investors and their bankers with considerable loss and debt.

By the middle of the Guru-Mahadasha in his mid-30's, Ford's ability to get funding for his designs was dwindling dangerously. Yet personally he was protected from financial harm, due to Triple Viparita Rajayoga.

Guru activates 11- social network * friendships with materially powerful, secretive, revolutionary (8) men

In a peculiar twist of history, Ford's ancient resentment of bankers [[nīcha] Shukra], who often required him to honor signed financial contracts, became mixed with the racist-fascist rhetoric of the Nazi regime. Ford became a friend and admirer of Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler

Ford's adult best friend General Electric 1847-1931 Thomas Edison was known for advantageous use of cruelty. plagiarism, and intellectual property theft, making Edison one of the wealthiest industrialists of his generation.

Guru Mahadasha * age 25.6 until age 41.6 * 1889-1905

Financial Guru-Kanya ruling 2 + 11 holds the highest Kanya-8 degree, dominating both Shani activates 1+12 and Shukra activates 4+9. Thus economic profits (11) along with family treasuries (2) dominate all the other concerns of personality, imagination, patriotism, and paradigm of belief..

The Kanya-8-cluster occupies the emotionally philosophical, theoretical, guidance-providing 9th-from-Chandra. Ford actively promoted his esoteric spiritual beliefs [Guru], with a dash of self-righteous moralizing (Budha Karkata). He was quoted on philosophical topics of the day (especially by journalists for the newspapers that he owned) .


During Shani-Guru bhukti , Ford was said to have fathered a child with his secretary, with whom he enjoyed a decades-long relationship. However Ford never married the mother of his second child. 2nd-from-Chandra = secretive bhava-8, ruled by Budha-6 servants..

Shukra * svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wifely companion)

[Yogakaraka] Shukra activates 4-foundations, childhood, cultural rhythms, ethnic basis ++ 9-doctrine, philosophy, credenda, beliefs

Shukra activates Tula-Svamsha containing Rahu-Tula D-9 = hunger for deal-making, trades, bargains

  • [Aryaman] Shukra-Kanya [nīcha] * appreciation of service ministries * likes logical argument * attracted to subordinates * delighted by animals * accepts unbalanced agreements * prefers exploitable partners * pleased by pain relief * enjoys humility * graciously accommodates unfair contracts * sweet alliance with victims * litigious bargaining
  • Shukra-8 * seeks pleasure via occult secrets * enjoys rejuvenating relationships * balanced healing arts * aesthetic of non-disclosure * camouflaged arrangements * hidden equity * pleasing designs to adorn the sexual-reproductive organs * sensual sphincters * obscured finance * likes initiation * transformed by feminine-figures * delighted by sudden renewal * pleasant in-laws * appreciation of identity change * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may hold a secretive position
  • Shukra-yuti-Guru * sweetened expansions * gracious diversity * appreciation for philosophical doctrine * adjustable catechism * numerous negotiations * humanistic agreements * generous beauty * balanced patronage * arrangements according to priestly paradigm of belief * prefers relationships with generous partners
  • Shukra-yuti-Shani * sweetly serious deal-making * mature relationships * graciously responsible * beautiful bones * appreciation for neutrality * strict negotiations * pleasant legal mediation * rigorous bargaining * enduring agreements * regulated contracts * architectural elegance * pragmatic design * lawful arrangements * success in disciplined artistic endeavor, such as music composition or fashion design * realistic finance * prefers relationships with older partners * in a husbandly nativity, preference for a seasoned, orderly, socially dignified wife



  • Learning Pathway experiences may involve feminine-figures who are deceived, aggrieved, disadvantaged, marginalized, or suffering from low self-worth [Kanya 12th-from-balancing Tula].
  • Partnerships personal and professional may be challenged in matters of equity, fairness, mutuality, balance
  • Attracted to servants, employees, service-workers, helpers, and aides.
  • Aesthetic of undervaluation.
  • Often displeased with peers.

Wifely companion also a guidance figure

Guru + Shani + Shukra occupy the emotionally philosophical, theoretical, guidance-providing 9th-from-Chandra = bhava-8 occult non-disclosure coverage tantra.

Unfortunately in addition to his widely admired manufacturing prowess, Ford became despised by most of his workers as a jealous, manipulative unjust strike-breaker ([nīcha] Shukra unfair contracts).

SON 5th-from-Chandra contains Ketu ruled by designing Shukra + putra-pati Budha-6

Henry Ford's elder son Edsel Ford was artistically, architecturally inclined toward automobile design (Shukra activates 4 transport). Edsel designed the Model-T Ford and other popular, innovative, unusual styles.

Yet 5th-from-Chandra-12 = Ketu-4, showing that Edsel's talent was somewhat unrecognized by his father. In adulthood.

Son's Philanthropy = Shukra-yuti-Guru

Edsel became a large-scale philanthropist supported by his father (Shukra-yuti generous Guru). Henry delegated much charitable giving to Edsel, who on his father's behalf was a major donor to artistic endeavors in the Detroit area [Shukra].

Bandesha [nīcha] Shukra + Shani + Guru = occupy bhava-8 = 9th-from-Chandra = emotionally based beliefs and ideology (9th) .

Shukra yogakaraka * activates 5+10 from Chandra-Makara ++ rules 4+9 from Kumbha-lagna

  • Shukra activates the exceptionally auspicious 4-5-9-10 complex
  • Shukra activates high-fortune bhava-9
  • Tula-9 = authoritative, executive the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra

Public Power of Shukra

Rulers of 1, 2, 4, 9, 11, 12 = concentrated into the typically exploitive narrative of [nīcha] Shukra.

Although looking back with today's social ethics Ford may be judged as a harshly exploitive power-monger, the historical fact = his secret, non-transparent destruction (8) of fair contracts and equity vows often produced powerful and respected results for Ford.

He may not have been a happy man or a fair man, but until his big collapse during Ketu Mahadasha, he was able manifest his ideas fully due to the overall environment in which he lived, including social tolerance for exploitation (Shani-Kanya) and winner-take-all capitalistic ideology [Guru] of the day.

Many Americans had read the inspiring tales of Gospel of Wealth 1835-1919 Andrew Carnegie, and they believed.

Unbalanced, jealous, secretive Shukra activates political 5th-from-Chandra and social leadership 10th-from-Chandra

During the years leading into WorldWar-2, despite their exposure as a forgery, Ford published an extensive series of Jew-blaming conspiracy articles in his newspaper. The stories were false, but due to Ford's status most of his readers believed the propaganda.

Ford disliked bankers ([nīcha] Zilra) and his early career nearly failed because of his adversarial attitude toward financiers. Although his published rants against Jews were quite obviously hateful, Ford felt unfairly criticized because (as he said) his repeating complaint was lodged against bankers as a profession and not against a genetic or cultural people. Yet when he publishied the forged Protocols to an audience who had no previous knowledge of international banking cartels and who could not distinguish between an ethnicity and a profession, Ford revealed his underlying race bigotry and stoked the fires of home-grown American fascism.

[nīcha] Shukra 0 degrees "dead state" * produces a degree of disloyalty to vows and a persistent pattern of attraction to women in service roles. Three wives are forecast. Ford was famously rumored to have fathered a child with his long-time personal secretary (Kanya, servants) Evangeline Dahlinger, as elaborated in the book The Secret Life of Henry Ford . \Shukra + Shani = "values efficiency, aesthetic [Shukra] of scarcity [Shani]

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

lagnesha for Kumbha indriya-lagna

Shani occupies the elder-respecting, old-faith, strict philosophies, punitive, scarcity-preaching 9th-from-Chandra

Shani-8 activates 12 = [Vimala Yoga] = protection from ill-effects of 12 such as social Invisibility, prison, isolation

  • Shani-Kanya * overburdened accusations * obliged to sustain litigious disagreements * rigidly persistent disease conditions * structural compression upon colon + digestive tract * must normalize exploitation * weighty subordinate tasks * hierarchical conditions of enforced servitude * must work within master-slave systems * must respect antiquated physicians * slow-acting remedies * intractable servants * stubborn employees * insufficient pharmacy * must work with dried medications * must continue to minister to the suffering * scarce service resources * maintainer of old arguments
  • Shani in Bhava-8 * (* Structured, orderly, time-conscious transformations * must slowly, inexorably change the old order * must regenerate while always maintaining the system * cautious, conventional discoveries * tense renewals * postpones surgery * fear of eruptions * chronic trauma patterns; * pressures on the hidden mechanisms of sexual-reproduction * forceful resistance against discovery of mysteries * holds-back emerging new identity * disaster fatigue * martial law * dry rigidity limits rejuvenation * frugal in-laws * Shani-8 supports socially-approved, rigidly dutiful danger-containment roles such as surgeon, tantriki, concealer, mask-maker, emergency regulator
  • Shani-yuti-Guru * social resistance to generous expansions * slow elder teachers * pragmatic philosophy * limited scope of understanding * doctrinal discipline * constrained growth * conventionally regulated beliefs * optimism limited by resistant old structures * faith in the rule of law * class-hierarchical ideology
  • Shani-yuti-Shukra * resistance against equity * limited luxuries * sturdily handsome * orderly feminine figures * pragmatic finance * contractual discipline * socially constrained harmony * conventionally regulated pleasures * trust in age * mutuality over time * class-structured arrangements


From the baseline of Chandra-Makara-Draco-12, the mature voice of sober serious structured hierarchical Professor Shani activates 1-personality + 2-treasuries, voice, speech, opinions, telling of history, genetics

  • 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

Shani Mahadasha * age 41.6 until age 60.6 == 1905-1924 * era of mass-production

Shani in Bhava-8 casts drishti into

  1. 10-leadership
  2. 2-assets, speech
  3. 5-children, politics, speculative finance

Guru + Shani + Shukra occupy the emotionally philosophical, theoretical, guidance-providing 9th-from-Chandra

Lagnesha Shani work-patterns and work-ethic

Henry Ford never retired. He worked a full day every day.

When Shani mahadasha began at his age 41, Shani had matured, Thus Ford's personality integrity was able to benefit from Shani's workhorse agenda. Ford presented himself as a tea-totaling (no alcohol) orderly, disciplined, austere, icon of the Protestant Ethic. Except for those in his inner circle such as executives in the company, most commoners perceived Ford as a hardworking industrialist deity.

Under auspice of Shanicarya, engineer Ford arrived at the structured system [Shani] for the Model-T assembly line during the period 1906-1917 = the second half of his Shani Mahadasha. Typically, the first half of Shani Mahadasha gives effect of mūlatrikoṇa Kumbha (systems) and the second half gives effect of Makara (structure).

Systems and More Systems

Ford copied the assembly line system from Olds (maker of the Oldsmobile beginning in 1901) He kept refining it for efficiencies during the Model-T production years 1906-1917. Other USA factories began imitating Ford's efficiencies, and suddenly Americans had more affordable appliances than ever before.

During the Shani Mahadasha, Ford exhibited relentless discipline in cutting costs (Shani austerities) making automobiles reliable but cheap in order to be accessible to the masses [Shani].

Respectable Shani suffers from unjust [nīcha] Shukra

Despite his Shani-agenda for orderly systems and economic accomplishment, Ford was chronically associated with unfairness and exploitation. Specifically his attacks upon labor unionization associated him with unfair workplace rules.

Shani's structural perspective on class relations convinced Ford that he understood the workers better than they understood themselves. Ford insisted that he cared for the workers so much that he must regulate them for their own good.

Realization of Designs

During the Shani Mahadasha 1905-1924, Ford designed models C (1904) and F (1905-1906) which were placed into immediate production, adequately funded, and immediately (though modestly) profitable.

Muddy, wagon-rutted roadways around Detroit were improved by the local governments and often paved by the citizens themselves, to accommodate the cars and soon the trucks. Shani activates Chandra (locality, roads) and 2nd-from-Chandra = next steps for the remarkable new thing called the auto-mobile.

Shani-Budha bhukti 1908 = begin the legendary Model-T

The Model-T, produced 1908-1927, was designed for low cost [Shani], fuel efficiency [Shani], and reliability [Shani] plus easy repairs [Budha]. By design, the rough-and-ready Model-T withstood much of the roughness (Shani endurance) of traveling over the terrible roads of the day.

Shani matches the Masses

Adding to the original manufacturing sequences introduced by Olds (maker of Oldsmobiles) Ford innovated the motorized assembly-line mass production method. Cost to purchase a car then dropped from luxury price of $850 to middle-class affordable $300.

15 million Model-T cars were built by thousands of low-skill factory workers [Shani] from 1913 until 1927.

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

  • Rahu-Vṛścika * shimmering illusion of mystery * craving for rebirthed identity * expedient gains from dangerous threats * extravagantly explosive hidden forces * preposterous camouflage * mesmerizing power of rejuvenation * fabulous surgeries * exotic secret initiations * mask of deep inner transformations * fascinating arcane knowledge * over-reaching intrigue * marvelous hidden liaisons * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of healing shakti * thrilling emergency intervention * seeks privilege via revelatory disclosures * amazingly shocking insights * self-promotion via exciting discovery-roles

  • Rahu in bhava-10 * in svabhava of Sober Shani, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous iconic, symbolic, representational, government, executive authority, social status; desires a special, important, regulating role in privileged socially visible ranks. Exciting, opportunistic leaders, ambitious bosses and government officials. Thrives in culturally-mixed legislative, executive settings. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a boss, an authority-figure, a decision-maker, a legislator, a tyrant. Bhava-10 social authority = a publicly recognized environment for boundary-breeching, risk-rewarding Rahu.


Rahu-10 = passion for social regulation, status, position, and decision-making authority

Rahu-Vṛścika-10 =

  • energized by drishti of risk-rewarding Rahu's ruler Simha-Mangala-7 in 10th-from-10th
  • but constrained by drishti from the intensely secretive lagnesha, Kanya-Karmesha Shani-8

Rahu-10 occupies the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically fruitful, revenue-regulating, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra

Ford heavily promoted his occult ideas about reincarnation [Vṛścika] and esoteric (mainly groundless, Ketu) theories of race (genetic lineage - Ketu-Vrishabha breeds).

Ketu ** kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Urisha * financially dissociates from collections * breaks-up compulsive acquisition * incomplete containment * dissolved treasury * disregards conventional valuations * not limited by historical knowledge * incoherent lineage * ignores restriction on speech-voice-sight * releases a rich blue cloud of hoarded goods into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-4 * ambivalent toward the cultural foundations * absentee mother-figure * disregards local customs * dissolved property boundaries * wanders from the ancestral home * often away * ignores conventional schooling * irrelevance of habitual folkways * surrenders nationality * dismisses the parents * abandons the established routines * may prefer to live free from fixed roots


Ketu-4 = rarely at home

Ketu Mahadasha * age 77.6 until decease age 83

1941-1947 * End of Things

During the build-up to WorldWar-2 during his Budha Mahadasha, Ford expressed admiration for Nazi factory efficiency. He funded + published anti-Semitic propaganda. In retrospect, some historians believe that Ford may have been desperately pandering to Hitler's ego in order to preserve Detroit's control of important German factories.

Whether he was expressing his own vitriol or fawning upon the Fuhrer, Henry Ford's public statements were unmistakably racist and fascist in nature.

Yet few Americans were concerned with the distant war until 7-Dec-1941, when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Suddenly, Ford's relationship with Hitler and his vicious anti-Semitism was seen as un-patriotic (Ketu-4 unanchored). His all-important public reputation was severely damaged.

Nevertheless, the US needed military vehicles and virtually all American factories were pressed into service for the war effort - no matter the blathering of their elderly boss. The spectacular triple-Viparita-Rajayoga protected him again.

Loss of Control of German plants

By 1941 (the first year of Ford's Ketu Mahadasha) the Nazi Regime had replaced all of Fordwerke's management with Nazi loyalists, and Henry Ford completely lost control of his German operations.

Ketu-4 ruled by [nīcha] Shukra slavery

According to Ford Motor Company and the Third Reich, "slave laborers were used at [Fordwerke's] Cologne plant between 1941 and 1945. So were prisoners of war and foreign laborers, mostly from Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, but also from France and Italy."

Loss of Son

Karmasthana = 6th-from-5th and matters of 10 nearly always generate disagreement with eldest child (5) about . Emotionally, Henry Ford needed to make all the decisions, and his son (represented by Ketu in 5th-from-Chandra-12) was often sidelined into petty works.

During Ford's Ketu-Chandra bhukti , after decades of increasing friction with his father Henry regarding how the Ford Motor Co. should be operated, Edsel Ford died of stomach cancer on 26-May-1943 (age 49) * Ketu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates 2nd-from-5th

Edsel's death created a debilitating depression for the elder Ford.

Loss of reputation

At the onset of Ketu Mahadasha, Ford began to be perceived by many Americans as a traitor to the principles of human equality and freedom of religion.

Ketu's ruler = [nīcha] Shukra-8 indicating severe but camouflaged imbalances

His later-life mental illness including workplace paranoia and unfounded accusations of company leaders. Almost overshadowing his spectacular manufacturing accomplishments and his iconic contributions to the age of the automobile, Ford's Ketu-era deterioration soured his reputation in the public memory.

Ford died on 07-Apr-1947 during Ketu-Budha bhukti , in a state of mental distress. Clara Bryant Ford died three years after Henry, on 29-Sep-1950.

Mrs. Clara Bryant Ford * socialite, manager, philanthropist * 1866-1950


Ford Quadricycle * the first working model * 1896


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