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1837-1841 * POTUS-08

1833-1837 VPOTUS under POTUS-07 Indian Removal 1767-1845 Andrew Jackson

1829 (for 3-months) * Governor of New York

1821-1828 * USA-Senator from New York

1815-1819 * Attorney General of New York

1812-1820 * New York State Senator

Martin Van Buren

a.k.a. Maarten Van Buren

a.k.a."Martin van Ruin"

a.k.a. "Old Kinderhook" O.K.

Earthbody-Entry Thursday-05-Dec-1782

Earthbody-Exit 24-July-1862 (age 79)


POTUS-08 = 1837 until 1841 * Martin Van Buren * Old Kinderhook * 1782-1862

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Pushya * Sidhya

BPL commentary

For Pushyami births of a masculine valence, the influence of rigid, chronological, lawful, enduring strictly structural sober serious systematic Shani can considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Shani-ruled paradigm of Vutkrita, elder persons, old rules, rigid structures, age and time, resistance to change, status hierarchies, social class barriers, large organizations, public opinion, bureaucracies, regulatory requirements, legal systems, and corporate or institutional officials may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided from the civilizations of Asellus. Their purpose is the lawful, hierarchically ordered maintenance of the customary folk habits in the place of settlement.

Laws and Customs

Shani-ruled Pushyami gentlemen are often found at the director level of government, corporate, and institutional organizations. They combine the local sensibilities of security-seeking Chandra with the larger structural, legal frameworks of national and international regulation. Deeply patriotic and defensive by nature, Sidhya-born usually remain close to their roots while they obtain respected, socially recognized positions in institutions, bureaucracies, and agencies of government.

Sidhya-born are influential in the world and reputed for their culturally sensitive judgment. Found in all of the Chandra-karaka areas such as transportation, farming and fishing, home-building and real-estate, schools, houses of worship, and parenting, Tishya-born feel close to the land. Yet they are socially responsible, and usually elect to serve as judges, directors, or other official roles (Shani) that provide an orderly process (Shani) for governance of their place of settlement.

Pushyami may specialize in cultural boundary-protection, making of reserved areas both social and natural, lawful preservation of ethnic practices, and legal recognition for cultural minorities. Tisya fellows are particularly dedicated to environmental protection, land ownership, and property rights.

Themes of parental duty, civic responsibility, patriotism, dignity of the family, and foundational legal protections may contextualize Pushya's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Pushyami.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 82.

"An earnest, thoughtful character,

intelligent and quite religious in his outlook.

  • Quite often a regular attendant at church services

  • and a supporter of church and religious activities.

Withal, he is possessed of the qualities which make for success in the material world,

and has the ability to rise in position

  • and to command the respect of his associates.

He will fill a position of executive requirements

  • and be admired and respected by his immediate family."


Martin Van Buren, c. 1858 (approx age 75)

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline


Martin Van Buren, c. 1858


Mrs. Hannah Hoes van Buren

Ketu Mahadasha * age birth until age 1.9

05-Dec-1782 Earth-birth in Kinderhook, New York, USA * Ketu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 7-negotiation, middleman, broker

Zukra Mahadasha * age 1.9 until age 21.9

Surya Mahadasha * age 21.9 until age 27.9

21-Feb-1807 exchange of vows in marriage-1 * Surya-Guru bhukti * Guru rules swamsha

27-Nov-1807 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Surya-Guru bhukti

Chandra Mahadasha * age 27.9 until age 37.9

War of 1812 * Chandra-Rahu bhukti

1812-1820 member of New York State Senate * 1812 begin Chandra-Rahu

1817 grieved decease of father * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules-7th from 9th *

1818 grieved the decease of mother * Chandra-Ketu bhukti

05-Feb-1819 grieved decease of wife Hannah Hoes (her age 35, tuberculosis) * Chandra-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 7th-from-Zukra

Mangala Mahadasha * age 37.9 until age 44.9

Feb-1821 elected USA Senator from New York * Mangala-Mangala swabhukti * Kuja rules 5- politics

Rahu Mahadasha * age 44.9 until age 62.9

Jan-March 1829 Governor of New York for 2.5 months * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

March 1829 confirmed nomination USA Secretary of State * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

Mar-1833 elected VPOTUS under POTUS-07 Indian Removal Act Andrew Jackson * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 7- counseling, advising relationships

Mar-1837 begin POTUS-08 * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 10th-navamsha ++ Budha rules 10th-from-Chandra

Panic of 1837 * Rahu-Budha bhukti

Guru mahadasha * age 62.9 until age 78.9

Shani Mahadasha * age 78.9 until decease age 79

24-July-1862 Earthbody-Exit (age 79) * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani maraka rules-7

Distinctive features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * Jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Vrizchika * Maricha * particle of light
  • Surya in bhava-5 * swabhava * center of sparkling, poetic romance * intelligence for speculation * father-figure plays central, entitled roles * radiates brightly political celebrity * focus on theatrical glamour * genius for dramatic entertainments * eye on gambling + games * bright center of creative performance
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * speaks and gestures in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama and games * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals, power-politics, poetic love, and romance
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * artistic father-figure * uniquely intelligent sister-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive features


Dad was a Revolutionary War patriot Surya in bhava-5, a local politician Rahu in bhava-9, and a innkeeper in their Dutch settlement.

Politics Surya in bhava-5 receives drishti of Rahu in bhava-9

The American term "O.K." derives from Martin Van Buren 's political campaigns. Van Buren was known as "Old Kinderhook" because he was raised in Kinderhook, New York. "O.K. clubs " were created to support Van Buren's campaigns for higher office in the 1800's.

Surya rules 2-language. Mr. and Mrs. van Buren were Dutch-speaking Americans who spoke Dutch language throughout their lives: in their family home, at church, in school, and in most local community settings. They used English only in mixed cultural environments. Van Buren's Dutch-accented English was often mocked.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka


  • Chandra in classroom-6 * comforted by service ministry, familiar with animosity, accusation, litigation, indictments, domestic and interpersonal conflict; soothed by medication, rhythmic ailment, undulating disagreements
  • Chandra-Dhanuzya * comforted by rhythmic catechesis of belief
  • Chandra in Mula * comforted by pure emptiness * protectors of the eternal root vortex * soothed by Witness observing * feels like a galactic pilgrim
  • Somana-yuti-Guru * Emotionally effusive * needs to expand * sensitive to guidance figures * sheltered by doctrine * comforted by the rhythms of customary worship * protected by religious ritual * nourished by inclusive, charitable beliefs * soothed by fertility and generosity * provides inspirational parenting * feels like a teacher-preacher
  • Somana-yuti-Shani * nishturabashi yoga * Emotionally constricted * pressured by punitive authority figures * sensitive to class boundaries * soothed by structure * needs rigid routines * heavy maternal workload * comfortable with elders * familiar with strict hierarchies * mother emotionally limited * needs rules * feels like a worker


MARRIAGE partnership support expectations

7th-from-Chandra-6 = bhave-12 invisibility

Marital distancing compounded by the emotional restrictions of Somana-yuti-Shani in Mula in bhava-6 ++ yuvathipathi Shani-occupies-adversarial-6

Chandra Mahadasha * age 27.9 until age 37.9

Chandra in Mula exacerbated by the nishturabashi yoga while Chandra rules the traumatic 8th-from-Chandra

Van Buren experienced a rapid-fire series of losses during 1817-1818-1819 when his father, then his mother, then his wife Hannah, all died, leaving him with four living children and few helpers at the age of 36. He detached himself from and concentrated on career.

After serving as the eighth USA president from 1837 until 1841, Martin Van Buren wrote his autobiography. Readers were surprised that he did not mention his wife Hannah, who was the mother of his five children and his wife of 12 years. Not even once.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Yogakaraka Mangala rules 5-intelligrnce, creativity, celebrity ++ 10 social visibility, respect, reputation, leadership

  • Mangala-Thula * vigorous pursuit of alliance * creatively moving advocacy * thrust toward union * proactive bargaining * military negotiations * push toward terms of agreement * aggressive deal-making * energized mediation * champion of fair contracts
  • Mangala in bhava-4 * drives local transport * champion of building and vehicle production *digging, drilling, mining, pushing into the underground * construction mechanic * erecting foundations * energized domestic conquests * engineering approach toward lands and properties * invigorating defensive action * competitive household dynamics * farm tillage, plowing, plunder * navy + marine defense * pushy parents * physical action, sporting challenge, or fighting within the childhood home
  • Kuja-4 parivartamsha Zukra-5

Political engagement is strengthened via Kuja-4 parivartamsha Zukra-5. Although supposedly a Northern abolitionist, Van Buren promoted the interests of the Southern slave-planters (4 farming).

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Vrizchika * hidden communications, articulation of transformative secrets, emergency pronouncements, messages about camouflaged, vigorous descriptive initiations, undisclosed mysteries, defined masking, expertly detailed disguise
  • Budha in bhava-5 * narrative of children, entitlement, entertainment, describer of divine intelligence , explainer of drama, delivers instructions for politics, poetry, creative literature, games, love, fame, human delights
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of radiant authority * message of willpower and charisma * confidently talkative father
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements * affinity for diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking communicator roles * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * vocabulary of balanced arrangements * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Dhanuzya * mulatrikona * much philosophy, broad worldview, doctrine of inclusive diversity, humanistic guidance, expands the scope of belief, multiple theories, many sacred teachings
  • Guru in bhava-6 * much ministry of service * extensive distress * philosophical disagreements * many ailments* numerous physicians * diverse diagnoses * abundant digestive imbalance * many grievances * numerous accusations * broad scope of war + crime + conflict *cheerful acceptance of human miseries * extensive animosity * believes in problematicity * patron of pharmacies * many medicaments
  • Guru-yuti-Chandra matri-karaka * multiple mother-figures *permission to do what feels good (not always beneficial, see Chandra's nakshatra) * much expansion of folkways * much humanistic cultural philosophy * many gardens * broad scope of sheltering settlements * generous nourishment * believes in defending the old ways of life * usually rather stout
  • Guru-yuti-Shani atta-karaka * multiple elder-figures * permission to hold respected positions * abundant structure * develops many rules * expansive hierarchies * diverse systems * optimistic social philosophy * large-scale responsibilities

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Vrizchika * appreciation of penetrating discovery * likes mysteries * attracted to danger * pleasures of covert power * preference for undisclosed arrangements * phoenix aesthetic of rejuvenation + rebirth * negotiates pleasantly in threatening conditions * seeks equity during sudden upheavals * seeks balance during emergencies * enjoys hidden assets * gracious partner in secret diplomacy
  • Zukra-5 * pleasure of dramatic gaming enjoys center-stage equity * feminine-figures are prominent in the creative * political environments * pleasing designs to adorn the heart * graceful solar plexus * literary and fine arts * appreciation of creativity
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama, appreciation for political display, theatrical negotiations, self-focused arrangements, radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining, sweetly confident entitlements, enjoys politics, negotiating father-figure, intelligently focused on trades, arrangements, contracts * arrangements according to father's choice or self-will
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * * sweetened messages * gracious explanations * singing and songwriting * articulate negotiations * talkative sister-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort communicative arrangements * youthful beauty, sibling-cohort communicative agreements, youthful beauty * detailed contracts * arrangements according to mental logic
  • Kuja-4 parivartamsha Zukra-5

Martin Van Buren was a notorious alcohol drinker = Zukra located in 12th-from-Chandra-Mula. He is said to have regularly been inebriated at official events. Zukra contributed to Van Buren's alcoholism and corruption overall. However, the nativity is well-structured for purpose of public career and deal-making, often under difficult legal circumstances

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

* Sarala Yoga

  • Shani-Dhanuzya * old doctrines, pressured beliefs, old patronage, pressured hips-sacroiliac, imposed catechism, proletarian
  • Shani in Bhava-6 * must serve the problematic * advantageous placement for outlasting one's enemies; military siege; tense digestion, cautious, conventional crimes; chronic illness-injury syndromes; physicians resist innovation * heavy pressure against disease conditions (beneficial placement)
  • Shani-yuti-Guru * resistance against expansion * slow elder teachers * pragmatic philosophy * limited scope of understanding * doctrinal discipline * constrained growth * conventionally regulated beliefs * faith in the rule of law * class-structured ideology
  • Shani-yuti-Chandra * nishturabhashi yoga * resistance to protectors * pragmatic routines * austere childhood home * limited creature-comforts * blocked nutrition * burden of guilt toward mother * emotional withholding * punitive parents * class-structured ethnicity * * uncomfortable discipline * oppressed sensitivities * dried flow * needs rules + regulations * frozen feelings * strict foundational schooling * proletarian culture

Van Buren, a career lawyer and politician, is said by historians to have maintained a powerful influence upon POTUS-07 Indian Removal 1767-1845 Andrew Jackson .

Van Buren's tolerance for slavery and mistreatment of native peoples (Shani in Bhava-6) allowed him to maintain many political relationships.

Although Van Buren lost several elections, he remained a nationally visible figure during a lifetime in politics from age 17 until his death age 79.

Van Buren is broadly considered to have been an ineffective executive, often adjudged one of the worst presidents in USA history.

Yet his political career was enduring. MVB's advice carried weight Shani-7 and he often partnered with others who enacted his ideas * strong cluster in bhava-7 peer power, counsel, trust.

From Chandra-Dhanuzya, sober serious structured hierarchical Shani rules

  1. the emotionally-motivated traditionalism, family lineage conserving, treasure-preserving, language-and-history remembering, acquisitive, genetic conservation of 2nd-from-Chandra
  2. the emotionally talkative, information-delivering, evangelical, publishing, announcing, script-reading, reporting, conversational, process-managing communications of 3rd-from-Chandra

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

  • Rahu-Meena-Antya * shimmering illusion of immersion * craving for symbolic guidance * mirage of imaginative wisdom * mesmerizing aura of concealing fog * mask of dreamlike Other Worlds * fascinating prayers *extraordinary ancestor guides * fabulous clairsentience * intriguing sleep-states * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of deep trance, private intuition * privilege obtained via interior guidance * finds opportunity in contemplative-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-9 * passion for philosophy, preaching * in swabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual doctrine, theory, dharma, worldview. Rahu-9 desires a thrilling, important guidance role in catechesis, principled discourses of abstract ideas, ideology, philosophy, indoctrination. Extraordinary father-figure, ambitious professors and holy teachers. Thrives in culturally-mixed preaching environments, university, temple, sangha, congregation. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a charitable philanthropist, a wisdom-purveyor, a proselyte of principled understanding, a guru-figure, a philosopher, or a globalist humanitarian. Rahu-9 trespasses the cultural boundaries of patronage, fatherhood, paradigm of belief. Exciting, opportunistic third marriage (if any).

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Kanya * dissociates from accusatory complaints * incomplete service * empty disagreements * dissolute arguments * not limited by stigmatized conditions * ignores restriction on imbalance * ministry of service to those who are homeless, wandering, or in medical disorder
  • Ketu in classroom-3 * absentee sibling, off-topic communications, disinterested in daily discourse, dissolved messaging boundaries, disregards conventional discussions, eccentric or esoteric modes of writing, irrelevance of the mental narrative. One abandons the management tasks, dismisses the standard explanations, walks away from the usual descriptions.

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