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lifelong supporter and adherent to the democratic principles of

vehement political adversary of

married to:

  1. Letitia Tyler

  2. Julia Gardiner Tyler


John Tyler as Governor of Virginia in 1826


John Tyler in 1845 (age 55)


1841-1845 * POTUS-10

1827-1836 * US Senator from Virginia

1825-1827 Governor of Virginia

1816-1821 * US House of Representatives

1811-1816 + 1823-1825 + 1838-1840 * Virginia House of Delegates

slave-planation owner (40 slaves)

John Tyler

a.k.a. "His Accidency"

Earthbody-Entry Monday-29-March-1790

Earthbody-Exit 18- Jan-1862 (age 71)


POTUS-10 = 1841 until 1845 * John Tyler * 1790-1862

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

Dhaniztha * Vasu

BPL commentary

For Dhaniztha births of a masculine valence, the condition of pioneering, 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.

Dhaniztha-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-oriented 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-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 rules 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. They are famed as dominating, irascible personalities whose innovative actions may change the course of civilization. Since Kuja rules a 6/8 pair, their Achilles Heel = micro-management (3-10). Outcome depends upon the character of Mangala.

Themes of brotherhood, survival, vitality, forceful movement, controlled explosion, exploration, pioneering, discovery, invention, drilling, penetration, invasion, intimidation, sexual pursuit, and conquest may contextualize Vasu's terrestrial experience. Also applies to Chandra in Dhaniztha

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

"Two entirely different types are born with Dhaniztha 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)."


Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar


John Tyler in 1841 (age 51)


Letitia Tyler, first wife of POTUS-10 John Tyler


Julia Gardiner Tyler, the second wife of John Tyler POTUS-10. Ms. Gardiner was a New York debutante known for her beauty and social graces.

Surya Mahadasha

29-Mar-1790 Earth-birth in Charles City, Virginia, USA * Surya-Rahu bhukti

Chandra Mahadasha

1797 grieved the decease of mother (his age 7) * Chandra-Rahu bhukti

Mangala Mahadasha

1807 earns high-school diploma from the preparatory section of the College of William and Mary * Mangala-Shani bhukti * Shani lagnesha

1810 still age 19, admitted to the practice of law in state of Virginia (illegally since he was too young) * Mangala-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 7-law

Rahu Mahadasha

1811 (age 21) elected to Virginia House of Delegates * Rahu-Rahu swabhutki

06-Jan-1813 grieved decease of father (Tyler's age 23) * Rahu-Rahu swabhutki

29-Mar-1813 exchange of vows in marriage-1 to Letitia Christian (both age 23) * Rahu-Rahu swabhutki* samchara Rahu-Ketu via Karkata-Makara contact navamsha-Zukra

17-Dec-1816 elected to US House of Representatives * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani lagnesha

1819 re-elected to to US House of Representatives * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani lagnesha

1823 re-elected to Virginia House of Delegates * Rahu-Zukra bhuktii * Zukra rules 9-celebrity, fortune, father

1825 appointed Governor of Virginia by the legislature * Rahu-Zukra bhuktii * Zukra rules 9-celebrity, fortune, father

04-Mar-1827 elected by Virginia State senate to the USA Senate * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya politics rules 7-agreement, alliance

Guru Mahadasha

Feb-1833 by a slender margin, re-elected by Virginia State senate to the USA Senate * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani lagnesha

Feb-1836 tendered his resignation from USA Senate to the VPOTUS, POTUS-08 Democratic Party 1782-1862 Martin Van Buren on ideological grounds, due largely to disagreement with the patronage spoils of POTUS-07 Indian Removal 1767-1845 Andrew Jackson * returns to profitable plantation farming * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha-1 rules 5 + 8 transformation of identity

Nov-Dec 1836 lost the Whig VPOTUS election * Guru-Ketu bhukti

1839 wife Letitia suffers a paralytic stroke, rendering her an invalid who did not socialize outside family * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra occupies 8th-from-Chandra ++ rules 12th navamsha = retreat, seclusion

Nov-1840 wins VPOTUS election under POTUS-09 Tecumseh 1773-1841 William Henry Harrison. Tyler has only one conversation with the elderly, daft Harrison * Guru -Surya bhukti * Surya politics rules 7-agreement, alliance

04-Apr-1841 grieved the decease of POTUS-09 Tecumseh 1773-1841 William Henry Harrison * Tyler (age 51, considered very young for POTUS) becomes "His Accidency" * many legislators refused to accept him as the lawful POTUS * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra-7 rogesha conflict

11-Sept-1841 every member of his cabinet resigned, in conflict over the contentious, scandal-ridden Second Central Bank * Guru -Chandra bhukti

1842 obstructionist Congress politically adversarial in domestic policy but supportive of foreign policy * impeachment attempt (failed) * Guru -Chandra bhukti * Chandra rogesha = conflict, accusation, broken alliances

10-Sept-1842 grieved the decease of wife-1 Letitia (stroke, in the Whitehouse), mother of his first eight children * Tyler's age 52 * Guru-Mangala bhukti * Kuja rules 2nd-from-Zukra

28-Feb-1844 the USS Princeton Disaster kills members of Tyler's cabinet and national leaders, as well as his bodyguard slave * Guru-Rahu chidradasha

26-June-1844 marriage-2 (Tyler's age 54, Julia's age 24) to Julia Gardiner whom Tyler had rescued from the USS Princeton * Guru-Rahu chidradasha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Vrischika-Urisha contact Vrischika swamsha

29-Dec-1845 after a prolonged bitter conflict over slavery in the new state, Texas joins the Union as the 28th state, providing Tyler with a term-concluding success * Guru-Rahu chidradasha * Rahu-9 fortune

Shani mahadasha

1846 begins retirement, virtually ending all contact with politics * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani enemy of Surya

1861 recognized leading figure in the impending Confederate Secession * Shani-Rahu bhukti

18-Jan-1862 decease (age 71) Buried under a Confederate flag* Shani-Rahu bhukti

Distinctive features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Meena * Bhaskara * the illuminator
  • Surya in bhava-2 * center of values, intelligence for storage, conservation, containment, values; focus on treasuries, banking entitlements, bright face-speech-song, eye on capitalization-banking, * father = center of family
  • 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
  • Surya-yuti-Shani * confidently lawful * bright regulator * entitled to impose order * creatively intelligent authority-figures * radiantly hierarchical * sober father-figure * cautiously orderly expression of the spiritual rays of the Sun * limited entertainments * politically disciplined
  • Surya-2 parivartamsha Guru-7


Dad = "Judge Tyler" = a high court judge Surya-yuti-Shani was a prominent political figure in newly independent Virginia. Dad was a close lifetime friend and former college roommate POTUS-03 Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson

Dad became Governor of Virginia when young son John was a teenager. Later, due to his family's elite slave-plantation wealth and influence, John Jr. himself became Governor of Virginia.


Surya + Zukra + Shani occupy the revolutionary, transformative, catastrophic 8th-from-Chandra

Tyler supported the Confederacy. He is the only POTUS to have been buried under a Confederate flag.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

atmakaraka Chandra * defending a way of life

  • Chandra-Simha * comforted by creatively radiant, rhythmic confident dramatic display
  • Chandra in Uttaraphalguni * Aryamna * comforted by dramatic centrality * protectors of celebrity entitlement * soothed by political theatre * needs glittering creativity
  • Chandra in classroom-7 * comfort in arrangements * familiar with security-focused bargaining * soothed by match-making * needs to feel the repeating pulse of deal-making * accustomed to routine habits of matched partnership * settled into the rhythm of negotiations * need for balanced contracts * nourished by undulating agreements * undulating equity
  • 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


CHILDREN * Somana-yuti-Guru extraordinary fertility

Tyler had 15 recognized children via his two marriages = 8 kids from his first marriage + 7 from his second marriage.

MARRIAGES partnership support expectations

  1. 7th-from-Chandra-7 * exchange of vows in marriage-1 = bhava-1 Kumbha ruled by Shani-2
  2. 2nd-from 7th-from-Chandra-7 * Marriage-2 = bhava-8 Kanya ruled by Budha-1

Tyler's first wife Letitia was known for her beauty, piety and sobriety (Shani), as well as the significant wealth of her family-of-origin (uttama-Zukra-2). She is represented by 7th-from-Chandra-Simha-7 and also by Zukra-2 within the Surya-Shani-Zukra cluster in Meena where Surya-2 enjoys parivartamsha with the wealthy and prosperous Guru-7

Before her untimely death, Letitia suffered severe illness related to the Surya-Guru parivartamsha on the 6/8 angle ++ Somana-yuti-Guru (heart-spine) in 6th-from-Zukra. Her husband was prone to digestive illness as well. His wife's paralysis 1839-1842 lasted through from Guru-Zukra bhukti until her decease during his Guru-Mangala bhukti, when Letitia died in the Whitehouse.

Three + marriages

According to abolitionist accusations against Tyler, there may have been even more unrecognized children through his unpublicized procreations with slave women on his plantations, Zukra-Surya-Shani, does suggest at least three and potentially more "wives" where the definition of Wife = whomever may bear one's children.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Karkata * nichha * active pursuit of security * proactive nourishment * drive toward rooting + settling * vigorous defensive movement * police protector * fence-builder * push toward land ownership * promotes construction of settlements * innovative farming + fishing * energetically ethnic * champion of local cultures
  • Mangala in bhava-6 * drive toward conflict * pursuit of service * vigorous attacks upon enemies * wins litigation * dynamic accusations * energized adversarial conquests * productive careers in medicine and military

nichha Mangala-6 is generally an advantageous position, conferring dominance over enemies via power of extortion, strangulation, guilt

Graha in 6 usually produce some type of medical pattern. Tyler suffered lifelong digestive issues

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Budha in bhava-1 rules 5-politics + 8-crisis, transformation of identity + second marriage

  • Budha-Kumbha * connecting communications * systematic pronouncements * articulation of social-scientific networks * descriptive inter-webbed definitions * diagrams the marketplace linkages *futuristic conversations * messages about communities * discusses economic transactions * explains large-scale social participation linkage * hands-arms-shoulders send distributive-associative gestures
  • Budha in bhava-1 * digbala * narrative of body, bifurcated self-image, discusses physical appearance, describer of embodiment, explainer of tangible self, delivers instructions for self-characterization, articulation of communicative movement, animated gestures, talks about personality, details the two-sided identity

Budha in bhava-1 * digbala rules Kanya = circumstances of the second lifepartnership. following an exceptionally brief widowhood (Budha quick) with a significantly younger, socially well-placed partner.

Within only months of his first wife's death, Tyler ardently pursued his second wife, 30 years his junior (and younger than his elder daughters). Julia rebuffed his passions at first.

Suddenly (Budha in bhava-1 rules 8) Guru-Rahu chidradasha generated a catastrophic accident that killed her father, many of Tyler's staff, and others near to them. In the colossal grief which followed this disastrous shock, likely seeking a replacement father, Julia Gardiner agreed to marry POTUS-10 Tyler in a secret ceremony.

Tyler's children from the first marriage were not informed of the secret wedding, except one son. They did not all accept Julia. Typical of the relentlessly high-conflict situations in which Tyler found himself (nichha-Kuja-6) Tyler simply stood his ground until the factions settled. Tyler and Julia Gardiner produced seven children.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Simha * many lights, many displays, much drama, believes in special entitlement, doctrine of intelligence and unique personality, expands the scope of politics, multiple games, many celebrities and celebrations, much drama, believes in creativity and special entitlement
  • Guru in bhava-7 * many contracts * much negotiation * much partnership * abundant agreement * numerous alliances * extensive bargaining * multiple deal-making events * expansion of advocacy * fertile match-making * typically more than one spouse * patron of legal arrangements, extensive bargaining
  • 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
  • Surya-2 parivartamsha Guru-7

Guru rules karakamsha Dhanuzya-11 marketplace profits, social networks

Dhanayoga for Kumbha lagna

Benevolent Brihaspati rules financial pair 2-savings + 11-earnings

Vriddhipathi-11 Guru-7 = 4th-from-4th farming, land ownership

Unlike many planter-politicians who were absentee landlords, Tyler was rooted into his lifestyle of plantation farming. He continued to acquire lands and slaves throughout his lifetime, increasing his profits regularly In retirement, Tyler pressed his planter neighbors to supply their slaves for roadwork.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Yogakaraka rules 4-agriculture + 9-ideology

  • Zukra-Meena * uttama * appreciation of music * likes imagery * attracted to spiritual equity * intuitively artistic * pleasures of imagination * enjoys symbolic clairsentience * dreamlike arrangements
  • Zukra-2 * swabhava * pleasure of gathered treasures, enjoys banked assets, bargains toward collected equity; feminine-figures predominate the family, gracious storyteller, preserved, linguistic, voiced, * pleasing designs to adorn the face, mouth, jaw, neck, teeth, and hair * historical values, appreciation of speech-and-song
  • 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
  • Shani-yuti-Zukra * sweetened structures, gracious lawfulness, appreciation for mature neutrality, strict negotiations

Surya + Zukra + Shani occupy the revolutionary, transformative, catastrophic 8th-from-Chandra

  • Tyler was a legal advocate for States Rights to protect economic slavery, which fomented the devastation of the Civil War. He supported the revolutionary Confederate Secession throughout its violent spasms of nearly killing the Union.


Uttama-Zukra rules 4-land resides in gainful 11th-from-4th

Tyler hailed from an affluent slave-owning Virginia plantation family (2). He enjoyed a superb education for his era, and acquired helpful mentors = Rahu-9 father, patriarchal mentors, patronage, beliefs, politics ruled by Zukra-2 values traditions

Tyler hailed from an affluent Virginia slave-labor planter family. He inherited lands, slaves, and capital from his father, added more from his wife's family when her parents died shortly after their marriage, and added even more as his years advanced.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka


  • Shani-Meena * heavy old dreams, tightly regulated imagination, obliged to conform to the will of the cetaceans, vital energy compression stress zone = feet, strictly imposed conditions of sanctuary, must endure lowest-common-denominator proletarian prayer, slow elder diviners, limited access to ancient ancestor guides, must materialize the vision, must sustain the effort of connecting the material senses with the astral vision despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in bhava-2 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious family lineage. One must preserve, have to collect, catalog, must tell tales, obligation to speak-and-sing; cautiously constrained banking; tense eyes, punitive rules for speech, non-permitted comments, financial fatigue, chronic financial depression, undernourished eye-teeth , heavy legacy pressure against speaking out; insufficient nourishment, desiccated preserved food. Limited sight, blindness. Ossified, rigid, rule-bound family culture. Resistance to new languages and direct speech. Resentment toward family ignorance. Support for socially-approved presentationvia face, hair, song, speech, vision, treasuries of older knowledge.
  • Shani-yuti-Surya * social resistance to individual creativity * pragmatic politics * class-conscious father * limited unearned entitlements * delayed (but not denied) romance * conventionalized theatrical displays * restrained flamboyance * disciplined intelligence * cautious willpower * socially-approved expressions of divine brilliance
  • Shani-yuti-Zukra * resistance against equity * limited luxuries * slow-elder sisterly figures * pragmatic finance * contractual discipline * socially constrained harmony * conventionally regulated pleasures * trust in age + time * class-structured arrangements

Surya + Zukra + Shani occupy the revolutionary, transformative, catastrophic 8th-from-Chandra

Shani legal traditions

His aristocratic affluence (Surya-Zukra-Shani-2) was created and maintained by slave labor (Shani). Tyler legally interpreted slavery as States-Rights entitlement in the plantation states. In elder years Tyler became a supporter of the secession of the slave-states into their Confederacy, and he is the only former POTUS to have been buried under a Confederate flag..

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

  • Rahu-Thula-Vanika * shimmering illusion of balance * craving for trade * mask of fairly bargained contracts * over-reaching arrangements * marvelous deals * exciting culturally-mixed partnerships * mirage of deal-making * extraordinary terms of agreement * fascinating alliances * ambitious diplomacy * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of negotiation, appearance of equity, advocacy, counseling, adviser-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. Surreptitious attempt to appear as a global, humanistic, ideologically-framed agent of understanding. 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).

Rahu-Thula occupies the cooperative, committee-working, cohort, managing 3rd-from-Chandra- showing a lifelong capacity for teamwork even in contentious circumstances

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

  • Ketu-Meza * dissociates from competitive dominance, incomplete nobility, empty arrival, dissolute conquest, not limited by blood or birth, ignores restriction on innovative movement
  • 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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