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  • Pierce's law partner was Albert Baker, the attorney brother of Christian Science 1821-1910 Mary Baker Eddy who prosecuted many cases on her behalf


Franklin Pierce during his POTUS years


1853-1857 * POTUS-14

1837-1842 * US Senator from New Hampshire

1832-1837 * US Congressmember

Brigadier General

Franklin Pierce

Earth-birth Friday-23-Nov-1804

dematerialization 08-Oct-1869 (age 64)


Jane Appleton Pierce portrait, by J.C. Buttre, Library of Congress Archives

nativity of Jane Appleton Pierce


POTUS-14 * March-1853 until March-1857 * Franklin Pierce * 1804-1869

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


Ohibridna * Uttara-Proshtha-padas * Andromeda

BPL commentary

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

For those born into the Shani-ruled paradigm of Uthratadhi, 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 by emissaries from the civilizations of Andromeda. Their purpose is multi-dimensional structural integrity and species resilience.

Responsible Charity

Meena-Antya pada 1-2-3-4 represents Shani's rulership of 11-systems ++ 12- distant worlds, imaginative vision. Guru and Shani are mutually neutral, suggesting that personality distortions are uncommon with Andromeda-born. Pada 1-2-3-4 have an extraordinary capacity to carry responsibility for others.

Uttara-bhadra born are often found in economic, ecological, community linkage, and networking roles which structurally engage invisible understandings, distant realms, interior visionary comprehension, and enduring patience.

Themes of maintaining continuity between systems, containment of inner understanding over time, and sustaining of proven profitable patterns may characterize Ahirbudhnaya's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Uttarabhadra

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 85

"...most fortunate... usually indicates a man of means,

  • well-to-do if not wealthy.

A man who owns property and has the ability to earn money

  • and also to spend it wisely and constructively.

Being a passive type, his well-being may be inherited or bequeathed to him

  • but if he achieves his own success

  • he will do so without the corollary of someone else's misfortune .

He is very intelligent

  • and is charitable

and generous to those less fortunate than himself."


Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar


Franklin Pierce in 1853 (FP age 49)


1852 (FP age 48) in Military uniform, following his limited but reputation-building role in the Mexican American War

Ketu Mahadasha * age birth until age 4.1

23-Nov-1804 Earth-birth in Hillsboro, New Hampshire, USA * Ketu-Mangala bhukti * Kuja activates 9-politics

Zukra Mahadasha * age 4.1 until age 24.1

1827 (FP age 23) admitted to law practice (passed the bar) in New Hampshire * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 7-lawcourts

Surya Mahadasha * age 24.1 until age 30.1

19-Nov-1834 (FP age 30) exchange of marriage vows with Jane Appleton Pierce * Surya-Zukra chidra-dasha ++ Sade-Sati

Chandra Mahadasha * age 30.1 until age 40.1

Feb-1836 (FP age 31) first child is born but lives only three days * Chandra-Mangala bhukti * Mangala-yuti-Ketu

1836 (FP age 32) elected USA Senator from New Hampshire * Chandra-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-11 goals

07-Dec-1838 (FP age 35) grieved the decease of mother * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 7th-from-4th + Rahu-Return

01-Apr-1839 (FP age 35) grieved the decease of his father, NH Gov. Benjamin Pierce* Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 2nd-from-Surya + Rahu-Return

Mangala Mahadasha * age 40.1 until age 47.1

1847 (FP age 43) resigns from Senate. Announced he would be working for the Temperance Movement. Instead, FP was advised to go fight in the Mexican American War to gain heroic visibility and respect * Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru lagnesha + karmesha

1847 (FP age 43) Despite zero military experience, FP is commissioned at the rank of Brigadier General by POTUS-11 Manifest Destiny 1795-1849 James Knox Polk. * Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru lagnesha + karmesha

1848 (FP age 44) grieved the decease of young son Franklin, from typhus * Mangala-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 7th-from-5th

Rahu Mahadasha * age 47.1 until decease age 64 = 1852-1869

Oct-1852 (FP age 48) as a far-removed dark-horse candidate in a conflicted and disarrayed party, Pierce is chosen candidate for POTUS-14 (much to his surprise, on the 49th ballot) * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

02-Nov-1852 (FP age 48) won POTUS-14 election * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

06-Jan-1853 (FP age 48) grieved the decease of 11-year old son Benjamin * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

18-Apr-1853 (FP age 49) grieved the decease of of Pierce's VPOTUS William King. FP was obliged to govern without a second-in-command * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

Mar-1857 (FP age 53) end-of-POTUS, not renewed * Expecting to be re-nominated by his party, FP was abandoned due to his contradictory slavery positions and his apparent alcoholism * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 12- invisibility + 12 = 6th-from-7th = disagreement with partners

02-Dec-1863 (FP age 59) grieved the decease of wife Jane Appleton (tuberculosis = grief) * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra activates 2nd-from-7

May-1964 (FP age 60) grieved the decease of his close friend, the author Nathaniel Hawthorne * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra activates 12th-from-11th-fro-Chandra = decease of friend

1865 second lifepartner relationship with his landlady * Rahu-Zukra bhukti

08-Oct-1869 (FP age 64) dematerialization via liver cirrhosis * Rahu-Mangala chidra-dasha * maraka Kuja activates -2

Distinctive features of the nativity

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

  • Surya-Vrizchika * Maricha * particle of light * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the penetrating transformative rashi of Mangala
  • Surya in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * icon of sacred teachings * intelligent patronage * geo-politics * bright preaching * focus on beliefs * philosophical entitlements * self-righteous dad * sanctimonious pontificator * eye on humanistic worldview * confident ideologue * sparkling center of global doctrine * father may be a politician-philosopher-preacher-professor
  • 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


Dad = Benjamin Pierce, 1757-1839

  • Dad = a well-known and politically active farmer, landowner, Revolutionary War soldier, and patriot.

Surya in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto

  • distinguished father with political, ideological, and celebrity fame, perhaps self-righteous and attention-seeking due to Surya rogesha

Surya in bhava-9

  • Dad served as Governor of New Hampshire 1827-1828 + 1829-1830


Surya-Vrizchika ruled by Ketu-yuti-Kuja-nichha-5

  • As a young man, FP had a college reputation for being fun-loving, capable in studies, and prone toward risky pranks (Kuja-5 entertainments).

Surya in bhava-9 = paternalistic leader.

  • Political handlers advertised FP as a charismatic military general followed eagerly by his troops.
  • However, FP's reputation was persistently dogged by reports from soldiers who actually fought under his horseback leadership, complaining of his chaotic instructions and cowardice.
  • Surya rogesha conflicted confidence.
  • Ketu-yuti-Kuja-nichha-5 damages the fame (5)

Antebellum POLITICS

Surya ruled by the passive-aggressive and incoherent Ketu-yuti-Kuja-nichha-5

A his father before him, FP supported the primacy of States Rights (Surya entitlements). In its extreme interpretation, this judicial principle would forbid the federal government [Shani] from interfering with state conduct regardless of state-level abuse.

  • Surya favors the entitled, and FP favored the plantation owner's claims that slaves were property not persons.

Despite his wife (and most of the North) demanding federal slavery-abolition as a non-negotiable moral mandate, FP became indecisive and unclear in his slavery policy. FP felt [Chandra] that war (6) was inevitable.

The weight of incumbency notwithstanding, his unreliable stance caused FP's political party (5) to withdraw their nomination for his second term. (Ketu-5 withdraw from politics.)

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

  • Chandra-Simha* comforted by creative display * settled into dramatic rhythms * needs attention
  • Chandra in Magha-Regulus * protectors of three-fires ceremony * feels the glorious magnetism * soothed by unlimited light magic
  • Chandra in classroom-6 * comfortable with caretaking * accustomed to nursing * calmed by humility * ill-or-exploited-or-adversarial mother * familiar with animosity * acculturated to accusation * familiar with betrayal * habituated to indictment * needs to be helpful * feels the pulse of service ministry * protects the sick-and-vulnerable * routine domestic conflict * emotionally attuned to victims * settled into the rhythm of problematics * seeks ritual remedies * soothed by medication * suffers rhythmically repeating ailments * undulating imbalances


Mom was the mother of eight and step-mother of one.

  • Chandra in classroom-6 She was often sick.
  • Chandra in Magha-Regulus ruled by Ketu-the-Witness can be deeply observant yet quiet.
  • Chandra-Simha is a common placement for political mothers. Mom also produced several other politicians in addition to Franklin.
  • Simha-Chandra = creative attunement, soothed by politics, drama, gaming, speculative finance

MARRIAGE partnerships support expectations


  • marriage-1
  • bhava-12 distance, seclusion, unavailability, invisibility, privacy
  • Kumbha regulated networks, economics, social participation,
  • Kumbha-mate Mrs. Pierce was said to violently dislike political life.
  • In particular, she despised the social circuit of Washington D.C. with its pointless mannerisms, frivolity, and ostentatious displays.
  • Jane Appleton, the daughter of a former president of his undergraduate college Bowdoin.
  • According to historians, FP often expressed frustration with the marriage.

Challenges to the Alliance

  • Zukra-Kanya * nichha
  • Zukra-7 activates 8

  • Shani-7 activates 12

  • Budha yuvati-pati joins rogesha Surya-9

  • Contemporaries noted JAP's chronic retreating melancholy, traceable to the death of her father at Jane's age 13, and worsening to extremes after the tragic deaths of each of her three young sons -- all of whom died before reaching their age of 12.

Jane Appleton Chandra in Mula

  • As a deeply concentrated Mula personality, JAP likely would have felt discontented with most environments.
  • Ketu-ruled Mula often has a deep contempt for fakery.
  • Kumbha, ruled by FP's contract-adhering Shani-7, shows both partners having rigidity and concern for publicly approved conduct

Shani in Bhava-7 * digbala = Shani-7 enduring contracts. Marriage survived until Jane's decease.

  • FP's Chandra in Magha = emotionally aligned with Jane's Chandra in Mula .
  • This core emotional affinity sustained their union through hostile circumstances both public and private.

Sober heaviness of Shani

Shani-yuti-Zukra-7 = rulers of 3 + 8 + 11 + 12 * An educated woman and a preacher's daughter, Jane Appleton was notoriously serious, pious, and unsmiling [Shani]. She dressed in black and covered her face with silk bonnets.

Jane's college-president father had secured a college education for her. Jane somberly participated (11) in community activism (11) especially in the anti-slavery movement.

  • Wife Jane was described by contemporaries as a frail, punitively religious, judgmental personality .
  • She supported the growing national Temperance Movement (Shani austerity, restriction).

Shani in Bhava-7 activates 7th-from-Chandra.

Sadly, she suffered from chronic melancholy and tuberculosis. Her unending grief, following the deaths of her three sons, put her in a permanent state of unavailable withdrawn mourning.

Much of what bonded them was tragedy and senseless loss (tboth Ketu-ruled Chandra placements).

  • They shared a terrible grief following the loss of their three young sons.
  • Despite his alcoholism and her crippling depression, she stayed by his side.

Zukra-yuti-Shani suggests two marriages

  • His age 59, six years after FP's retirement from politics, Jane died.

Zukra-nichha + Shani occupies 2nd-from-Chandra suggesting that there would be a second alliance, albeit late in life (Shani delay) ++ socially un-avowed (nichha Zukra).

  • In the five years of life remaining to him, FP amassed a portfolio of valuable properties
  • Sick from liver cirrhosis but wealthy, FP found a discreet second love.
  • She was his landlady = bhava-7 = 4th-from-4th properties, home = 2nd-from-Chandra.
  • There was no formal marriage vow, but he bequeathed substantial property to her via his legal will.


  • putra-pati Chandra occupies 6. Much suffering with offspring.

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

  • Aśleṣa * 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-5 * drive toward creativity * pursuit of games * pioneering speculation * dynamic style of flamboyant display * competitive children * energized by romance * political conquests * productive intelligence * push toward celebrity * champion of romance * promotes choice-making *propulsive genius * actively charming *
  • Kuja-yuti-Ketu * vigorous break-ups * enervated * passive-aggressive * high-energy collapse * fierce pursuit of impermanence * pointless fights * diffused sexuality * dynamic wandering * apathetic brother-figures * potential for aggressive self-annihilation * pushes toward non-attachment * liberation by force

Kuja activates 2-speech, finance + 9-ideology, father

Mangala in bhava-5 fame, political campaigns, display

As a young attorney, FP was considered an excellent orator (2)

Inconsistent actions Kuja-yuti-Ketu

  • Throughout his political career, Pierce was harassed by opposition campaigns that framed his character as weak and cowardly = Ketu-yuti-Kuja-nichha = 12th-from-Chandra

Caught in a violent (Kuja) and unsustainable (Ketu) political conflict

Like all POTUS who served during the 20 years preceding the US Civil War, Pierce was trapped in the extremely polarized slavery debate.

  • During these horribly contentious antebellum years, Congress became locked into increasingly bitter ideological combat (9).
  • Calls for national abolition grew into a moral imperative for northern Christians in the 1790's.

As the decades progressed without federal legislation, the moral furor of the North battled (Kuja) the financial-cultural customs of the South.

  • No leader could find a middle ground between two incommensurable sets of claims about Constitutional Law, the humanity of slaves (or not), property rights, and State Sovereignty.

Northern supporter of Southern slavery

Pierce was a Northern friend of the Southern slave-holders. He legally defended the rights (Surya-9) of the slave-exploiters and those who trafficked in human capital (2).

Although passive-aggressive in conduct, ideologically Pierce was not neutral on the topic of slavery.

He staunchly supported the states-governance and property rights claims of the South. Bandhesha (4 property) Budha+Surya ruled by nichha-Kuja+Ketu

  • FP was popular among the southern white, male electorate.
  • Pierce appreciated the capital wealth (2) produced by the slave economy.
  • FP facilitated the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act.

Dysfunctional Indecision

FP's waffling was instrumental in evoking the upcoming disaster of the USA Civil War

Most historians squarely blame FP for outright incompetence.

  • As the nation grew and fractured, designating some states as free and some states as enslaved further distressed a fragile union
  • an exercise in futility (Ketu) .
  • Had Pierce made firm (if unpopular) decisions which had then gone to the Supreme Court, a series of definitive legal interpretations of the Constitutional language (2) might have been produced and a blood-war might (theoretically) have been avoided.

Clutching Aśleṣa-Mangala ++ apathetic legal Pushya-Ketu

Regardless of consequences (Ketu) FP ignored (Ketu) the northern outrage (nichha-Kuja) while protecting the financial (2) entitlements of rich slave-owners.

  • He handled criticism by self-medicating with alcohol. Zukra-Kanya * nichha
  • FP lead a political circus (5) with no progress, no improvement, and no real engagement Ketu-yuti-Kuja-nichha

tragically premature deaths of all three children

All three of his children were males (Kuja) who died young * age 1 + , age 4 + age 11.

  • The last son died at age 11, just months after Pierce won the POTUS-14 election.
  • Both parents watched all three children die.

Some writers observe the FP, who had been a capable legislator before POTUS-14, might have been much more effective had he not been overwhelmed by horrible personal grief. The grief also disconnected his relationship to his wife, who had once been his supporter.

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

  • Budha-Vrizchika * secretive communications * articulation of transformative process * emergency pronouncements * delivers messages about dangerous situations * describes mystical initiation * discusses undisclosed mysteries * articulately defined masking * gives instruction for penetrating procedures * expertly detailed disguise * hands-arms-shoulders make occult gestures
  • Budha in bhava-9 * narrative of father-figure * witty guru * celebrated communicator * repeats the catechism * reiterates the doctrine * skillful grandchildren * discusses patronage * detailed articulation of worldview * explains the paradigm of belief * talks about sacred texts * examines the dharma * interprets theoretical claims * delivers quick sermons * logical investigations into philosophical truths * chatty priests * religious dialogues
  • 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-9 politics rules 4 + 7 property, land-deeds, fencing, settlement

The antebellum years 1840-1860 saw a tremendous land-territory expansion for the USA into the western regions.

  • Although an unpopular leader on all other policy issues, Pierce is credited with successful military campaigns to add more Euro-settler land to the "teenage" USA.

Following his single term as POTUS-14, Pierce returned to farming and landowning.

  • Via real-estate speculation along with land inherited from his father, Pierce died as one of the wealthiest men in New England. also Rahu in bhava-11

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-kara

Atmakaraka worldview, philosophy, expansion, understanding, doctrine, preaching, beliefs, ideology lagnesha for Meena-Antya indriya-lagna

  • Guru-Tula * many trades * variety of exchanges * optimistic negotiations * believes in justice * doctrine of contractual exchange * multiple alliances * permission to bargain * diversity of arrangements * equable guidance * widens the scope of balanced design
  • 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


Brihaspati activates Dhanuzya-karmasthana = 5th-from-Chandra.

A politically inclined attorney, son of a former NH governor, FP served in New Hampshire state government, US house of Representatives, and US Senate.

  • career = principles and philosophical conviction
  • Guru in bhava-8 believes in expannsion via catastrophic transformation

Guru activates 10th navamsha Dhanuzya = national level profile associated with matters of imagination, vision, and belief.

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

  • Zukra-Kanya * nichha * 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 * aesthetic of remedies for injustice
  • Zukra-7 * svabhava * seeks pleasure via interpersonal relationships * enjoys contractual harmony * prefers adjustable partners * lovely designs to adorn the lower back * kidney-adrenal over-use * often too much sugar * sensual genitalia * gracious advisers * balanced mutual agreement * fair financial arrangements * appreciation of equity
  • Zukra-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 * realistic finance * prefers relationships with orderly partners * in a husbandly nativity, preference for a seasoned, class-conscious wife


Zukra activates Thula Svamsha

Zukra activates Urisha-3 = 10th-from-Chandra = reputation-defining the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking

Zukra faces much challenge within the Meena nativity

  • Most historians consider Pierce's four-year presidential performance to have been a near-failure, except perhaps for a few international achievements.
  • despite FP's solid previous experience in law practice [Shani] + 10 years in US Congress, scholars criticize him for undercutting his own alliances (nichha-Zukra-7)

nichha-Zukra-7 activates 3-commerce ++ 8-emergency, volatility, eruption of force

rules-3 emphasizes administration , committee-work, cohort, small-group discussions, financial [Zukra] business concers

ruler of 3 =6th-from-10 = inherent conflict between top-rank vision of the high positions versus the detail-focused, process management of bhava-3.

  • In legislative matters (7) FP was primarily concerned with pleasing the rich businessmen who controlled the party.

nichha-Zukra-Kanya inequity in alliances

Most of Pierce's key advising and supporting relationships were broken by vargottamsha nichha-Zukra.

  • He was even deprived of his Vice-President.
  • The elected VP died before their term began, and Congress did not allow FP to obtain a replacement lieutenant.

Marriage = Stubbornly enduring, weighted, profoundly unhappy

  • The marriage was said to have begun happily and manifested sincere affection (Chandra placement are compatible).
  • Eventually, in their awful grief, the pair began to argue (Kanya). FP self-medicated leading to his alcoholism . He died of liver cirrhosis.
  • In modern psychology, the stridently tea-totaling Mrs. Pierce would be called an addictions enabler.

Navamsha vargottamsha Zukra-nichha yuti Ketu yuti uttama-Budha

They disagreed (Kanya) on all of the important social policy issues of their day.

  1. slavery (Kanya)
  2. alcohol (nichha-Zukra)
  3. political and economics rights for women [Zukra]

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

  • Shani-Kanya * heavy old 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
  • Shani in Bhava-7 * digbala (beneficial placement) * enduring partnerships * heavy vows * must balance-and-rebalance * lawfull relationships * tense bargaining * grim determination to maintain the contract * chronic marital responsibilities * compression of the visible genitalia * pressured bargaining * negotiation fatigue * unyielding alliances * slow-moving advisors * resists new arrangements * elders maintain old contractual obligation
  • Shani-yuti-Zukra * social resistance to contractual equity * limited luxuries * orderly feminine figures * pragmatic finance * contractual discipline * socially constrained harmony * conventionally regulated pleasures * trust in age * mutuality over time * class-structured arrangements


activates-12 = reduces visibility of negotiations, reinforces back-room deals

Shani activates Makara-11 = 6th-from-Chandra

Shani in Bhava-7 occupies 2nd-from-Chandra suggesting family-lineage values-fulfillment of ; lawfulness, orderliness, but also a degree of harsh judgment (Shani Kanya)

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

  • Rahu-Makara-Draco * shimmering illusion of dignity * craving for social status * mirage of legitimate authority * mask of hierarchy * over-reaching acts of institutional leadership * fascinating ascent to respected position * unorthodox methods of social ordering * extraordinary claims to statutory jurisdiction * extravagant elitism * thrilling seniority * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of responsible governance * bossy pretense * seeks privilege via regulator-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-11 * passion for rewards * in Roguish Rahu's svabhava co-ruled by materialistic Shani * the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous social attainments * outsider who cleverly insinuates into social-networking roles * risky marketplace gains * instrumental revenues * astounding awards * extraordinary economies * desires system linkage * * contrived assemblies * opportunistic community activism * ambitious friends * craves profitability * culturally-mixed gridworks * expedient fellowship * appears as a voluntary associate * fascinating achiever * thrillingly high earnings * boundary-breeching connections * trespasses the normal cultural limits on distribution networks


Rahu in bhava-11 passion for profits = 6th-from-Chandra

Rahu sends drishti into 3 + 5 + 7

Before entering politics, FP was a successful New England attorney who accepted glamorous cases (Rahu) and delighted the gallery with his dramatic speeches (Rahu drishti into dhanesha-Kuja-5 performance).

He was considered a fine orator and colleagues remember his distinctively deep voice.

Rahu Mahadasha * age 47.1 until decease age 64 = 1852-1869

Beginning with a wildcard dark-horse POTUS-14 win during Rahu-Rahu svabhukti (FP age 49)

  • ending with his death of cirrhosis in Rahu-Mangala chidra-dasha 1869, his age 64.

Unusual people, extraordinary circumstances

  • Elected vice-president William King. was the lover of POTUS-15 Buchanan. As a gay man in that social era King's private identity was an open secret. During the Nov-1852 election, King was living in Cuba and dying of tuberculosis.
  • King left Havana Cuba where he was taking a health-cure, went home for a brief rest in Alabama, and died overnight. King never made it back to Washington to serve as VPOTUS.
  • Congress refused to authorize a replacement.

Rahu-Makara = high heights, deep fall * Makara = governance

  • 1847 Despite zero military experience, volunteer Pierce is commissioned Brigadier General by POTUS-11 Manifest Destiny 1795-1849 James Knox Polk.
  • Leadings a force into the Mexican-American war, Pierce was injured quickly, and he missed most of the fighting.
  • The war was won under the leadership of the experienced general POTUS-12 California Statehood 1784-1850 Zachary Taylor .
  • Yet Pierce was able to use the military credential to boost (11 gains) his political profile.

Ambitious Rahu can ascend to extraordinary heights when the timing is right , but Rahu will typically collapse or tumble at some point in the trajectory.

No one was more surprised than Pierce himself when he was nominated for POTUS on his fractious political party's 49th ballot. Pierce was elected POTUS-14 on a very weak compromise ticket with vice-president William King giving the previously quiet senator from New Hampshire a sudden grandiose shot to the top of national prominence.

His wife was horrified, but Pierce accepted. His VPOTUS died before the term started, and Pierce was denied the option to choose a replacement, meaning that he could not delegate any presidential tasks.

Rahu = preposterous interpretations of the Law * Makara

Expedient lawfulness was a key factor in Pierce's disastrous POTUS-14 administration. A narrowly legalistic interpretation of Constitutional Law was claimed to assure protection of slave-owners' property rights, while all around him a moral debate was raging = people cannot be property.

Pierce hailed from New England where abolitionism (abolishing slavery) was widely subscribed. The moral mandate to abolition was argued by such luminaries as Walden 1817-1862 abolition Henry David Thoreau.

Kanya Shani-7 lawful slavery rules Rahu-Makara-Draco

FP found no legal support for the abolitionists' moral outrage. He asserted that moral arguments were not germane to the legal, constitutional question about property rights. His expedient (Rahu) interpretation utterly overshadowed (Rahu) the established legal-historical fact that common morality underlies the statutory law.

Shock and Fall

Rahu-11 occupies 6-8 from Chandra +++ Shani activates 8th-from-Chandra = secret enemies

Mar-1957 = Rahu-Shani bhukti

  • Although Pierce had every reason to believe that he would be a viable incumbent candidate for the second term of POTUS-14, he was essentially dumped by his political party.

The reasons for Pierce's sudden disfavor are complex but they stem primarily from incompletely substantiated accusations.

  • Rahu-Makara is controlled by Shani who demands lawful, conventional behavior that is respectful of social ranking systems. Rahu drishti to Shani does support Pierce's legal career and brings him career-essential recognition for being a principled legal thinker.

Rahu-Shani bhukti is notorious for conflict between Rahu's ambitious personal importance versus Shani's legalistic conformism.

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

  • Ketu-Karkata * calmly dissociates from foundational habits * surrenders material security * placidly empty shelters * disregards conventional caretaking * not limited by customary routines * ignores restriction on farming-and-fishing * abandons owned property * forgives the ancestors * releases a soothing pink cloud of ancient rhythms into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-5 * ambivalent toward ceremony * eccentric offspring * wandering eldest child * demonstrates dramatic confidence in non-existent things * apathetic toward political displays * ungrounded speculation * disregards standard intelligence * disoriented creativity * incoherent romantic ideals * disinterested in games * liberation via surrender of entitlements * unless other graha in 5 or Ketu's ruler is strong, may prefer to live free from children
  • Ketu-yuti-Kuja * restless * surrendered championship * abandons fighting * inconsistent actions * disconnected brethren * odd innovations * unsustainable domination * apathetic competitions * peculiar disability * unfulfilled quest * pushes toward impermanence * incomplete births * liberation via vigorous movement


nichha-Mangala-yuti-Ketu dispersal (Ketu dispersal) of dynamic progress (Kuja) reinforced FP's negative reputation for cowardice in battle. (Mangala battle)

nichha-Mangala-yuti-Ketu = confusion of the emotional (Karkata) need to dominate others [Mangala] mixed with Euro-culture principle of owned property Karkata especially agriculture. Pulverizing, dispersing Ketu provided an infelicitously passive-aggressive mix with inconsistent positions on cultural ethics (Karkata) of slavery, alcohol, and women's rights.

Ketu in classroom-5 dissolves children, romance, political coherence


Temperance Movement leader

POTUS-14 pair Jane Appleton Pierce * 1806-1863

POTUS-14-pair 1806-1863 Temperance Jane Appleton Pierce

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativity

Mula * Nirriti * Alaxmi * Vichruta

BPL commentary

For Mula births of a feminine valence, the condition of limitless, observing, uncoupling, surrendering, abandoning, disinterested, ethereal, wandering, dispersing Ketu may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Ketu-ruled paradigm of Alaxmi, spirit guides, astral beings, ghosts, pilgrims, wanderers, cutters, dispersers, splitters, de-couplers, winds, flags, tails, cloudy figures, agents of impermanence and release, events of forgiveness and surrender, freedom from conventions, disregard of consequences, and inner listening may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Al-Shaula. Their purpose is to disintegrate, disconnect, disperse, and deconstruct those phenomena which have become obstacles to greater understanding.

Fearless Deconstructivism

Mula gentlewomen are ready to sacrifice everything in an ongoing act of complete and devastating spiritual surrender. Those born under auspice of nakshatra-pati Nirriti may feel intense yearning for emptiness, evacuation, annihilation, and deconstruction of the superficial personality which opens the gateway into utter rebirth..

Akasha-born feminine beings may find empowerment in acts of purgative spiritual healing. Often their gifts express in physical healing when the mechanism is purging, profound cleansing, expulsion, or eradication. Purification at the root is their specialty.

Themes of annihilation, apocalypse, extreme chaos followed by absolute peace, and fearless disregard of consequences may contextualize Mula's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Mula

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 98

"... very little happiness through the life ...

  • due to the secret and destructive thoughts of the native

  • and her proud and stubborn nature.

To understand this is a help.

  • But a determined effort must be made to rectify it.

The fault lies entirely within herself,

  • her nature preventing her from being happy in any relationship.

She will have many love affairs and trouble through them.

If she marries, she will be unhappy

  • because of her inability to compromise

  • and her husband will die in seven years from the time of the marriage.

She has a weak constitution and her health will be uncertain,

  • due again to the destructive thoughts

  • which she harbors continually."


POTUS-14-pair 1806-1863 Temperance Jane Appleton Pierce

Mrs. Jane Appleton Pierce suffered from severe depression related to the serial deaths of her father and each of her three young sons


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