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Despite AJ's pro-slavery stance and alcoholism, remained a friend and appointed to Tennessee military governorship

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"America will never be destroyed from the outside.

If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."

~~ POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln



POTUS-16 [1861-1865]

USA Civil War

US Congressmember from Illinois [1847-1849]

Illinois State Legislature [1834-1840]

land-deeds lawyer + land-surveyor

circuit judge


author of the Emancipation Proclamation

Abraham Lincoln

Earth-birth Monday-12-Feb-1809

dematerialization 15-Apr-1865 [age 56, assassinated in office ]



POTUS-16-partner [1861-1865]



Mary Todd Lincoln

Earth-birth 13-Dec-1818

dematerialization 16-Jul-1882 [age 63]

nativity of Mary Todd Lincoln



circuit-riding judge

POTUS-16 [1861-1865] [assassinated in office]

Abraham Lincoln


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tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Hasta-Savitri * Athram

BPL commentary

For Hasta births of a masculine valence, the condition of reflective, sheltering, undulating, rhythmic, routinized, culturally rooted, boundary-defending, security-seeking, nourishing, parental, matrikaraka Chandra may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Soma-ruled paradigm of Pundarikaksa, mother-figures, protectors, guardians, elemental spirits, natural environments, waters, roots, eggs, gardeners, farmers, fisher-folk, caretakers, foundation-builders, police, schoolteachers, parents, providers of nourishment , and defenders of the root culture, may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Corvus. Their purpose= making secure nests to soothe, protect, and nourish the workers.

Careful handling

Savitra-born fellows are often found in handcraft trades, home-building and real-estate, in caretaking and protective roles, or in specialties of nourishment, sheltering, schoolteaching, policing, or local safety. Their purpose is supporting the local welfare. Typically masculine births in Hasta indicate a comfortable, grounded focus into the home realms including parenting, gardening, and environmental care.

All four pada occur within Kanya rashi. Athram-born express the tension between the handy busy-ness of mental, commercial Budha versus the emotionally based, calming routines of non-verbal Chandra.

Known for their skillful handwork, Hasta are found in service professions where daily communications and family-style conversations are engaged in a routine of protective, sustaining care.

Hasta chaps are socially reliable and available emotionally due to Chandra influence. This nice combination wins them many friends and long-term business customers. Hasta are specialists in customer care. Once they have established a relationship whether personal or professional, the Athram-born values consistency and loyalty.

Generally not risk-takers unless Rahu is prominent in the nativity. Hasta fellows tend to be engaged parents, restaurateurs, home builders, social workers, home health nurses, protection officers, schoolteachers, and supervisors of caretaking operations. Although their own family usually comes first, Hasta are concerned with the well-being of their complete natural and social environment.

Themes of manufacturing and handcraft, local business, housing and shelter, nourishment, and protective service may contextualize Hasta's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Hasta-Savitra

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. [1939] . Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 83

"...clever, witty, and entertaining.

They like social contacts

  • and are particularly fond of the company of the opposite sex.

When in trouble, go to a Hasta person;

but do not try to pull the wool over their eyes,

  • as they are extremely clever

  • and will see through any deceit

they are very likable and are good company,

  • but never very attractive physically ."


Earliest known photo [daguerreotype] of Abraham Lincoln c. 1847, preparing to enter his first term in USA Congress, AL age 38

according to the collective Ra, the version of AL who assumed the crucial POTUS responsibilities was a walk-in from 4th density who assumed control of Lincoln's abandoned body-complex. The body was deteriorating quickly due to glandular imbalances and the long-term effect of having been kicked on the left side of his face by a horse as a boy.


Lincoln age 49 in 1858 = left-side face damage with down-slipping eye and jaw.



A Lincoln volunteered to serve in the Blackhawk War, fighting on the Euro-settlers' side. AL did not see active combat, but he was elected company leader and participated in burying the dead.

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Chandra Mahadasha * age birth until age 9.3

12-Feb-1809 Earth-birth in Hodgenville, Kentucky, USA * Chandra-Guru bhukti

Mangala Mahadasha age 9.3 until age 16.3

1816 [AL age-07] his father, a pioneer land speculator,lost all claimed lands in a property title lawsuit which showed his father's claim-holds to be invalid * Mangala-Shani bhukti * Shani rogesha poverty, lost lawsuit

05-Oct-1818 [AL age 9] mother died from Milk Fever . This fever afflicted local settlers who drank the milk of cows who had eaten the white-snakeroot weed [digestible by cows but toxic to humans] . Mary Todd who was born on 13-Dec-1818 may have been AL's mom coming right back in. * Mangala-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 2nd-from-Chandra-Makara

Rahu Mahadasha * age 16.3 until age 34.3 [1823-1841]

21-Apr-1832 [AL age 23] AL volunteers to lead a militia company in the Blackhawk War . No active combat. AL's leadership is recognized + praised by his men. * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha-Karmesha

1834 [AL age 25] won first election to the Illinois House of Representatives [serves until 1840] Rahu-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 9-politics

early 1835 [AL age 26] engagement to Ann Rutledge of New Salem, Illinois * Rahu-Shukra bhukti

25-Aug-1835 [AL age 26] grieved the decease of fiancée Ann Rutledge [likely of typhoid, her age 22] Rahu-Shukra bhukti

1836 [AL age 27] won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives * Rahu-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 9-politics

15-Apr-1837 [AL age 28] arrived in Springfield, Illinois to set up law practice * Rahu-Shukra bhukti [Guru-yuti-Shukra] * Guru activates 7 = lawcourts

fall-1837 [AL age 28] broken engagement to Mary Owens, her decision following an uncertain courtship * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya activates 6th-from-7th adversarial to alliance

1838 [AL age 29] won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates 11-goals, assemblies

1840 [AL age 31] won re-election to the Illinois Legislature * Rahu-Kuja chidra-dasha [Kuja-yuti-Rahu] setting up for something bigger [Rahu]

Dec-1840 [AL age 31] engaged to socialite Mary Todd * Rahu-Kuja chidra-dasha

Guru Mahadasha * age 34.3 until age 50.3 [1841-1857]

early winter 1841 [AL age 32] called-off the engagement to Mary Todd. AL planned to follow his law partner and best friend, Joshua Speed, back to Speed's Kentucky plantation. * Guru-Guru svabhukti* Guru activates 12th-from-Chandra = fantasy [the lady dismissed AL]

04-Nov-1842 [AL age 33] suddenly, following an 18-month hiatus in their engagement, AL married the Springfield socialite Mary Todd Lincoln [MTL age 23] Guru-Guru svabhukti* Guru activates Meena 7th navamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Makara-Karkata contact Chandra-Makara-Draco

1843 [AL age 33] AL + a partner bought a local shop. Almost immediately, his General Store failed in a healthy economy * Guru-Shani bhukti [Shani in Bhava-3] obstacles to shop-keeping, mental depression

01-Aug-1843 [AL age 34] celebrated the birth of child-1 * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani putra-pati

1846 [AL age 37] first elected term in USA Congress * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha atmakaraka rules Mithunaya Svamsha

17-Jan-1851 [AL age 41] grieved decease of father Thomas Lincoln * Guru-Shukra bhukti [Guru-yuti-Shukra] * Guru activates 2nd-from-Surya

Shani mahadasha * age 54.3 until decease age 56 [1857-1876]

06-Nov-1860 [AL age 51] elected POTUS-16 * Shani-Shani svabhukti [Shani in Bhava-3] tough management situations = activates 5-elections

20-Dec-1860 South Carolina secedes from the Union * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha-6 conflict activates 10-governance

12-Apr-1861 [AL age 52] USA Civil War begins * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha-6 conflict activates 10-governance

01-Jan-1863 [AL age 54] AL delivers the Emancipation Proclamation * changed the legal status of all 3.5 million African-American slaves in the United States from enslaved to free * Shani-Ketu bhukti * Ketu liberation, emancipation, release

04-Apr-1864 [AL age 55] after heavily promoting it as a vital necessity for the Union, AL presided over the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment that outlawed slavery * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 9-doctrine, ideology, beliefs + [Guru-yuti-Shukra] * Guru activates 7-laws

08-Nov-1864 [AL age 55] re-elected POTUS-16 in landslide win * Shani-Shukra bhukti [Guru-yuti-Shukra] * Guru activates 10th navamsha + Guru-7 = 10th-from-10th

15-Apr-1865 [AL age 56] body dematerialization * assassination by Confederate activist * Shani-Shukra bhukti * maraka Shukra activates 2

Distinctive features of the nativity

  • POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln * revolutionary oratorical randhresha Mangala-2-Tula yuti Rahu-2 in 10th-from-Chandra

  • Lincoln entered the US presidency in 1860 saying that he had no intention of destroying the livelihood of planters, but toward the end of the horrors of the USA Civil War his Ketu-4 showed its disregard of consequences by doing it anyway [Mesha-4, unboundaried movement in the homeland] . Although legally rectifying [Mangala-Tula-10] a heinous social injustice, the resulting sudden slave emancipation almost instantly destroyed the year-round production of the agricultural system of the American South.

  • The Emancipation Proclamation allowed what Karl Marx called "the means of production" [the slaves] to walk off their enslaved jobs. It plunged an entire class of slave-owning Southern farmers into dire poverty . Because the Emancipation Proclamation made no provision for the education, protection, or social integration of the liberated slaves [Ketu-4, formless, thoughtless] , it plunged the slaves into starving homelessness as well. The bitter foundational [4] acrimony between North and South has not Yet, healed.


pitri-karaka [father] jyoti-karaka [light]

[retreating-contemplative vyaya-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[Vimala Yoga]

[bright center of networked service systems]

[intelligence for community assistance]

[celebrated entitlement to argue about systemic injustice]

[political focus on economic grievance]

[father may be a military officer-laborer-loanmaker]


[Dhaniṣṭha-3] = [navamsha Surya-Kumbha] [vargottamsha]


  • [Surya-Kumbha] Arka * the radiator * radio * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the linking networked connecting rashi of Shani
  • [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


Dad = a land speculator of fluctuating fortunes [Surya speculation] with big ideas, whose visions of grandeur occurred mainly in dad's imagination [Surya activates 12] .

AL recounted that Dad was unforgivingly harsh Surya in bhava-6 and economically minded always. Surya-Kumbha

Dad was said to have been harsh and dominating toward everyone, including his son

  • Chandra in 12th from Surya = dissolution of father's empathy.

  • Surya activates 12 imagination, invisibility, Other Worlds

AL remarked that his father could be a predatory bully; and had it not been for the gentle and generous ministrations of his father's second wife [2nd-from-Surya = Guru-yuti-Shukra [uchcha]] there might have been worse consequences.

Dad was willing [Surya] to harass and exploit his son.

  • Recollections of those who knew Abe [notably from the Herdon Collection] recall that
  • dad did not like Abe
  • shouted at Abe
  • thought Abe was lazy because Abe was always reading.
  • In addition to Abe's expected daily toil on his home farm.,
  • Dad regularly sent Abe to work as a servant on other farms.
  • Dad kept the money earned.

Surya-yuti-Budha = Budha lagnesha + karmesha, suggesting that both dad and Abe would be capable of making executive decisions.

Dad's emotional volatility [Surya in bhava-6] rules the emotionally catastrophic, sudden-transformations 8th-from-Chandra = Simha-12..

AL's father experienced many upheavals including widowhood [8] and disastrous financial loss from opportunistic land speculation gone wrong

  • Dad spent much of his life fighting legal battles [6] over land-ownership deeds of title
  • which were often found to be forgeries, purchases claimed but never paid, fraudulent transactions, or documents improperly written [Budha] *
  • Occasionally dad also had windfall profits in the wild-west land-grab marketplace [Kumbha] but these were far-between and short-lived.

Dad was pragmatic but not always honest.

Surya's charismatic authority is weakened in Shani-ruled Kumbha. Surya in Kuja-ruled Dhaniṣṭha nakshatra can indicate a dominating bully, Surya-Kumbha = reputed for a reduced concern with personal integrity [such as the honesty underlying a promise] .

STEP-MOTHER = 12, ruled by Surya

After the tragically premature death of his mother [his age 9] and his father's sudden remarriage [his age 10] AL formed a successful life bond with his stepmother.

Revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra =bhava-12 containing Surya + lagnesha Budha. Due to the protective power of [Vimala Yoga] , Lincoln's stepmother became an invisible [12] supporter of his identity [1] and career [10] . Abe credited his stepmother with supporting his legal career [Budha karmesha] and giving him the will to succeed [Surya] .


Surya receives drishti from Justice-Seeking Rahu = Kuja-yuti-Rahu Tula-2 = empowered to initiate a Great Change in conditions of servitude [6]

Eruptive circumstances for father and son. Surya activates 10th dazamamsha containing Budha = political speeches


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[Śrāvaṇa Pada-2 * Navamsha-Chandra-Urisha]

[Pushkara Navamsha]

  • [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-5] comfortable with politics * familiar with speculation * intelligent confident mother * soothed by playing games * charmed by children * needs applause * sensitive to center-stage roles * nourished by self-expression * feels entitled * attuned to heart-centered emotion * settled into the rhythm of artistic creativity * routinely seeks amusement * calmed by admiration * undulating celebrity * mother may be an actress, scholar, creator, gambler, romantic


[Chandra in Śrāvaṇa-Hari] The Listener * accepts accepts drishti from Mangala-2 + drishti from Shani-3

AL was hardworking and often ill = Shani-3 + Kuja-2 drishti upon Chandra-5

Comforting Chandra activates 11-gains, community, mass-movements, social networks

The preponderance of the Civil War and the abolition of slavery often overshadows the substantial work that AL performed toward modernizing the USA economy [11] specifically via improving transportation [Karkata].

Lincoln made several important improvement to the overall national economic and transportation systems. Although many POTUS must struggle against an obstructionist Congress, for Lincoln there was very little friction. Congress essentially gave him the economic programs that he asked for.

MOTHER [5] and BONUS-MOM [12]

Mom married young and worked hard.

  • Shani owns Chandra ++ Shani-3 drishti into Chandra.
  • Her husband was domineering.
  • Mom lived quietly as a homesteading, pioneer wife + at-home schoolteacher.

AL recounted that he was deeply attached to his mother.

  • She died when AL was nine
  • Mangala-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 2nd-from-Chandra-Makara-Draco

  • ++ gochara-Rahu-opposition.

The bonus-mom [stepmother] according to AL was a dedicated supporter of AL's legal education and his professional career. AL reminisced about his bonus-mom with respect and appreciation for her encouragement and guidance.

Despite his father being a difficult influence, both moms were helpful and protective.

[Chandra in classroom-5] mom-1 while 8th-from-[Chandra in classroom-5] representing the bonus-mom = bhava-12 which enjoys Vimala Yoga while 12 intakes articulate, confident, disciplined drishti of Budha + Surya + Shani .


Moodiness, depression, sudden passions but clean reputation

Sensitive Chandra in Śrāvaṇa-Hari in yuvathibhava-7 accepts incoming drishti from Shani-5 ++ Mangala-4

  • AL liked musical entertainments. He danced with the ladies + partied with the gentlemen.
  • He enjoyed two exceptionally close male companions.
  • Yet, Chandra in Śrāvaṇa-Hari is ever=careful to protect the reputation. AL was never accused of shaming-scandal

MARRIAGE partnership emotional support expectations

7th from Chandra-5

  • Karkata bhava-11 ruled by AL's reputation-conscious Chandra in Śrāvaṇa-Hari

  • Mary Todd Lincoln = a noted socialite [11] .
  • MTL was a prominent citizen of Springfield. Her wealthy father provided Mary an extraordinary education, fine clothing, and a housekeeping budget

Remarkable relationship complexity promotes AL's career success

MTL faced many challenges in life, including impulse control disorder, social criticism, and physical ailments such as migraine headaches.

  • Likely Borderline Personality Disorder due to abandonment after her mom's death MTL's age 6.
  • Yet even through many separations and disagreements, MTL remained fiercely loyal to her marriage + protective of her husband [Karkata]

MTL 's Chandra in Arudra-Orion-8 sits precisely on AL's Svamsha-lagna-Arudra. Furthermore, MTL's Chandra-Mithunaya occupies AL's karma-sthana = elite authority.

  • The pair were shared a physical, sensual, and ambitious lifestyle.

Less compatibly, MTL's wild Arudra-Chandra occupies the incompatible 6/8 from AL's cautious Śrāvaṇa-Chandra.

  • the pair also shared physical conflict [petite Mary hitting six-footer AL, but AL never hit back] +++ financial mismatch [AL's frugality vs. Mary's luxury] ++ MTL often mistreated servants [then AL would pay or make amends]

Father-in-law powerful influence

MTL's dad was an affluent banker-businessman with kingmaker political interests

  • 9th-from-11 = bhava-7 Meena Guru-yuti-Shukra = wife's father.
  • Robert Todd, a wealthy slave-owning speculator, essentially funded AL's ascent to the top of the Illinois Republican party
  • MTL spent extravagantly on luxuries.
  • She gave lavish all-night dance-parties and her open-door policy was known throughout Springfield.
  • [Shukra-Meena] [uchcha] = music, luxury, spending.
  • AL recognized that MTL's sensual excesses were funded by her dad, and that her dad was angling to promote AL as his chosen political candidate.
  • His attitude was tolerant [Guru] and contractual [Shukra].

MTL's mental health

Despite MTL's unswerving dedication to her husband's career, she suffered episodes of severe depression and wild elation.

  • Impulsive outbursts punctuated her normally cheerful demeanor.
  • When plump, petite MTL pummeled her tall, lanky husband, AL's Whitehouse colleagues were said to have asked him why he did not have Mary contained.
  • AL responded that she had helped him, and he would not hurt her.

MTL's Loyalty + her key role in AL's career

  • MTL's Chandra matches AL's Svamsha + karma-sthana, showing her key role in AL's career.!
  • When Chandra activates 7th-from-Chandra the couple are so allied emotionally that their bond survives most complexities and stresses.
  • Regardless of significant marital polarizing catalysis, MTL supported AL publically until his death and she spoke glowingly of him until her own decease.
  • In public, the couple spoke appreciatively of each other's merits
  • they shared the one salient goal of AL's POTUS win.
  • MTL's businessman father wished to promote Abe as a regional-to-national politician.
  • Mary is said to have worked assiduously in support of AL for the sake of her marriage but also to please her father
  • Although her widow's pension might have been attractive to a potential second husband, MTL never remarried .

Longevity and accommodation in a difficult marriage

  • AL's routine-seeking Chandra in Śrāvaṇa-Hari is challenged by MTL's thrill-seeking Chandra-Arudra.
  • The marriage may have been uncomfortable often, but AL's work took him away from home for months at a stretch.
  • Observers confirmed that in addition to co-parenting, they both enjoyed supplemental liaisons.
  • In public life, they worked as a goal-focused team.


bhratru-karaka [brother] virya-karaka [virile]

  • [Mangala-Tula] vigorous pursuit of alliance * penetrating advocacy * thrust toward union * proactive bargaining * military negotiations * push toward terms of agreement * aggressive deal-making *energetic arbitration * athletic balancing * champion of fair contracts
  • [Mangala in bhava-2] vigorous orator * loudly lectures on values * pursuit of treasuries * competitive financial actions * innovative knowledge * energized face-voice-song * memorable speeches * sings and shouts * champion of literacy-reading * historic pronouncements * prone to shouting * forward drive toward capitalization * promotes conservation * hyperactive family dynamics * acquisitive conquests
  • [Kuja-yuti-Rahu] thrill of muscular action * competitive ambition * passion to win * fascinating physicality * compulsive drive toward heroic battle * dynamic desires * champion of culture-clash * forward thrust toward opportunity * forceful pursuit of privilege

First Family = Kuja-yuti-Rahu-Tula-2

AL often mentioned his struggles with his family of origin.

Volatile Mangala in bhava-2 rules

  • 3 = 8th-from-8th = communications, management, conference, cohort, collaboration
  • 3 = commerce, paperwork, documentation, planning, schedules. Budha signals readiness for teamwork, ensemble collaborator, committees. AL worked in constant communication with his advisors, military generals, and aides
  • rules 3-circuits, repeating tasks, management, documentation, commerce, conversations
  • 8 = catastrophic upheaval, secrecy, hidden power, initiation

Combined Mangala mahadasha + Rahu mahadasha = 25 years

  • AL's age 9 until age 34 = 25 years of dealing with his family-of-origin
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu rules Mesha-8 == the defensive, culturally-rooted, seasonal-calendar, routinized, patriotic, ethno-nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra
  • AL married age 35

passionate, ambitious, dynamic energy Kuja-yuti-Rahu

  • handle frontier settlement challenges and ultimately, national union challenges
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu resides in the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra

Kuja-yuti-Rahu = bhava-2 reading, history, family lineage, speech

  • AL was a constant reader who devoured books

Kuja-yuti-Rahu 2 = passionate speeches

  • AL was a distinguished orator and speech-writer
  • Several of his key speeches are learned by schoolkids 160 years laterAL legendary speeches

Famed for Declarations, Public Address

The Gettysburg Address is studied in American schools even today. AL is said to have written this famous address himself, not using a paid speechwriter which was the common practice then [and now] .

  • AL lived before the age of electricity.
  • Yet, his public addresses to the citizens, to the Civil War Troops, and to member of Congress were so compelling that they covered in detail by the newspaper media
  • His rhythmic collocative vocabulary [3 phrases] became standard references in American political discourse.

Kuja-yuti-Rahu drishti to Chandra * compelling, urgent, direct, rhythmic speeches

AL said that his mother [Chandra-rhythm] home-schooled him using the only available text, the King James English Bible. AL repeated the classic and familiar KJV prosody. He internalized the rhythms [Chandra] of 1600's English litany.

  • Following the walk-in which opened a higher consciousness, when Lincoln came to speak to the entire nation [and its enemies] he spoke with a deeply familiar cadence.
  • Lincoln's speeches are still studied in US schools and colleges, more than 150 years after he spoke them.
  • His short, measured, paced expression = transformed his speeches into icons of the national consciousness.

The Gettysburg Address consist of only 271 exceptionally well-chosen words arranged in a hypnotic cadence, nearly a funeral dirge.


jamayah-karaka [sibling] sandeza-karaka [message] zisya-karaka [student]


[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[service ministry of futuristic public duty]

[conflicted personality undertakes leadership responsibilities]

[logical complaint against systemic economic injustice]

[narrative of marketplace imbalances]

[friendship linkage exchanges detailed social grievances]

[sibling-cousin may be victim advocate, physician, or public-servant]



[Atmakaraka messaging, information, instruction, reporting, committees, cohort, communication, commerce]

[Shata-taraka-4] ruled by Rahu-2 speech

[Budha activates Mithunaya Svamsha]

  • [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 social participation linkage * large-scale logic * skilled weaving * deft knitting * hands-arms-shoulders make connective gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-6] * narrative of argument, accusation, pollution, complaint * explains toxicity * discusses conflict * medical treatment * military strategy * litigation against unfair deals * detailed argument * precise accusation * treacherous dialog * 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


articulate, argumentative, detail-oriented Budha in bhava-6 rules

  • Mithunaya 10th radical bhava = executive decisions, career, public recognition = MTL's Arudra Chandra
  • Kanya-1 personality, appearance

Budha in bhava-6 [svabhava]-Shata-taraka communicator receives drishti of over-reaching Rahu-2.

Karmesha Budha career characterized by authority to deal with issues of slavery, exploitation, crime, debt, accusations

During his decades as a circuit-riding judge and attorney in rural Illinois, AL defended or heard cases primarily dealing with cheating on land deals, falsification of deeds of title, criminal misdoings in taverns and homesteads, and other

  • At POTUS, Lincoln issued the federal government laws [10] that illegalized slavery -karmesha Budha-6 .

Budha-yuti-Surya = lawyer In the rural areas of Illinois

  • AL's his judging and lawyering skills involved Talking with folks all over the state
  • His circuit rider job provided wide exposure to different viewpoints.
  • AL's tasks [Budha, handcraft] included judge, jury, assessor, land surveyor, regulator, document examiner, pleader, and more.

Budha-6 slavery receiving drishti of Rahu-2 bloodlines talks about a cultural mixing, over-reaching, to some preposterous [Rahu] claim of racial equality = Budha-dialog full of complaints, exploitation, misery


dhava-karaka [husband] bahuta-karaka [variety]


[Hamsha Yoga]

[homebound-securing bandesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[bargaining-arranging jaya-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]


[Purvabhadra-4] = [navamsha Guru-Karkata] intuitively expansive patriotic protectionism


  • [Guru-Meena] much sleep * theoretical understanding * broad inner guidance * optimistic imaginings * inspirational dreams * intuitive beliefs * doctrine of esoteric understandings * expands the scope of contemplative awareness * multiple prayers * permission to envision
  • [Guru in bhava-7] many contracts * optimistic negotiations * much partnership * abundant agreement * numerous alliances * extensive bargaining * multiple trusts * expansion of advocacy * fertile match-making * typically more than one spouse * patron of legal arrangements * proliferation of promises * extensive bargaining * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be an attorney-counselor-broker
  • [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 activates

  1. Meena 10th navamsha
  2. 4 = land use, properties, nation-state, homeland. patriotism = Expertise in Property Law
  3. 7 Karakamsha law-practice, advocacy

From Chandra-Makara-Draco lagna, the believers' voice of abundant, doctrinal, theoretical, philosophical, preaching Professor Guru activates

  • the emotionally talkative, information-delivering, evangelical, publishing, announcing, script-reading, reporting, conversational, process-managing communications of 3rd-from-Chandra
  • the emotionally enclosed, sanctuary-seeking, private, retreating, withdrawing, cloistered, imaginative, meditative 12th-from-Chandra

Final Decision made in Brihaspati's Wisdom:

Human Slaves cannot be property + not protected under property-rights law

  • AL's extensive experience with the legalities of property ownership-stewardship in the Anglo legal tradition [4 ethnicity] became invaluable
  • when considering the core decision of the Civil War: whether human slaves could be legally interpreted to be = owned-stewarded property
  • Expertise on matters of property ownership-stewardship , agriculture [4] = decisive constitutional adjudication of the slavery question
  • All wisdom that AL had learned and considered about the Anglo legal traditions of property rights was put to use as AL guided the nation to abolish human slavery
  • success under exceptionally difficult leadership conditions

Empowered Guru drishti into tanubhava-1

As of 2020, Abraham Lincoln was reckoned as the tallest president at a lanky 6' 4" and weighing a slender 180 pounds. Slender due to Shani drishti into Chandra-Śrāvaṇa-5

Guru-7 judge-lawcourts rules 4 = land claims

As a circuit-riding judge, AL dealt mainly with endless land-claim disputes of the invading Euro-settlers. His reputation as Honest Abe was gained by his apparent neutrality in judging village horse-races in Salem, Illinois.

Management , Administration, Meetings, Correspondence

Guru in bhava-7

located in the conversational 3rd-from-Chandra expands AL's capacity for all aspects of Business management such as discussions, conversations, messaging, small-group process, projects, planning, schedules, itineraries, writing, correspondence.

[Guru-Meena] provided the distinctive philosophical breadth in his style of delivery of speeches and proclamations

Military Planning * Communication with Generals

++ Budha in bhava-6 [svabhava] war strategy

Not every plan succeeded. Yet, aL was remarkably able to conduct detailed, collegial [Guru] discussions among his military commanders-general.

  • AL's easy facility in talking shop surprised onlookers because AL had very limited military experience [Blackhawk War] .
  • However, AL was a skillful manager who treated all with fairness.
  • During the war, AL did not hide behind his presidential desk or send messages by courier.

Like the old circuit rider he was, AL hopped on a horse and personally rode into the war camps to meet [3] directly with the decision-makers.

  • Management skills.
  • AL waited for results.
  • When none came, he hired and fired [3] generals with aplomb.

After firing McLelland, AL decided to entrust POTUS-18 Civil War 1822-1885 Ulysses S. Grant with the duties of General of the Union Army.

  • Many thought that Grant was a poor choice due to his alcoholism.
  • However, AL found Grant to be a skillful writer and clear communicator, as well as experienced in the ways of violence and bloodshed.
  • Grant, who was raised in his father's slaughterhouse, was Lincoln's choice to win the horrible war


svadu-karaka [sweet] kalatra-karaka [wifely companion]



[Malavya Yoga]

[karaka bhavo nashto for wife-partner-advisors]

[lifemate may be an imaginative negotiator-attorney-advocate]

[dreamlike symbolic relationships]


  • [Shukra-Meena] appreciation of music * likes fantasy * often looks beautiful * envisions harmony * prefers an imaginative partner * attracted to dreamy artists * intuitively balanced designs * sensual feet * bargains for sanctuary * enjoys symbolic clairsentience * contemplative aesthetic
  • [Shukra-7] seeks pleasure via interpersonal relationships * enjoys contractual harmony * prefers adjustable partners * pleasing 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 * pleasurable deal-making * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be an advocate-counselor-attorney
  • [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 - CAREER

Shukra-7 = Meena [uchcha] + + Guru-Meena-svakshetra-7

Powerful Shukra-Meena [uchcha] = expanded by Meena-Guru

identified with equity.

  • AL developed a reputation for fair adjudication under contentious circumstances.

  • As a judge and a pleading attorney, AL understood the legal , ethical, and financial issues which faced the Euro-majority craftsman-farmer class, who were a similar breed to his property-hungry father.

Shukra-Meena [uchcha] rules

  • 2- capitalization, speech, face, values-fulfillment
  • 9 - higher philosophical principles, dharma, humanism
  • Shukra activates Urisha-9 = emotionally attention-seeking, creative, political 5th-from-Chandra

Shukra occupies 9th-from-7th-from-Chandra = Father-in-Law

  • Payee for the dancing parties, feasting, and luxurious entertainment , the FIL made AL a viable political competitor
  • MTL's dad was a wealthy political Kingmaker operating in the Illinois-Kentucky field.
  • Compare to similar kingmaker step-dad of POTUS-pair-40 Just Say No 1921-2016 Nancy Davis Reagan

Liquor Meena-Shukra

AL was a licensed bartender. He was co-owner of the short-lived business named Berry and Lincoln, a saloon in Springfield, Illinois.

  • Later in dealing with the alcoholic US Grant, AL was nonplussed by Grant's addiction.
  • As a former saloon-keeper who had seen more than his fair share of drunk farmers, AL likely understood that Grant was a high functioning addict.


kalatra-karaka Shukra = yogakaraka from Chandra-Makara-Draco

In a husband's nativity, uttama Meena-Shukra + svakshetra Guru would suggest a wife who was delightfully pretty, plump, and wealthy.

  • Mary Todd Lincoln hailed from an affluent social background.
  • She sang, played musical instruments, held all-night dancing parties, and gave lavish dinners.
  • Her home parlor [Shukra in 3rd-from-Chandra, parlor] became a welcoming place for political discussions + conversations among AL's constituents
  • MTL was gifted in parlor-talk, salon management .
  • People from all stations of life remembered that Mary had treated them nicely.
  • MTL's extravagant entertainments focused on Shukra and Guru abundance = food, liquors, dancing, and music along with 3-conversation.
  • Her door was always open to guests .
  • While never veering into open immorality, lush offerings of her time and attention did saliently benefit her husband's dramatic ascent from hard-scrabble rural lawyer to socially elite elevated POTUS-16.

MTL's many troubles

Generous Guru activates Dhanus-4 = 6th-from-7th-from-Chandra, showing MTL's multiple imbalances.

  • [Guru-yuti-Shukra] indicates MTL's dramatic impulsive luxury shopping addiction
  • MTL suffered from severe migraine headaches.
  • When ill, MTL felt most comfortable with Abe who had plenty of his own health miseries, including depression.

Retrospectively, historical scholars now estimate MTL to have suffered from borderline personality disorder [due to trauma og abandonment by her deceased mother and rejection by the stepmother] .

  • Eventually MTL's mental health [3] outbursts and spending sprees became a Whitehouse concern.
  • Lincoln's advisers wanted to restrain her but AL would not allow Mary to be mistreated.

CCareer Ambition made possible by Grace in a time of Horrible War

Shukra-7 = Meena [uchcha] controls

Diplomacy and tolerance during the USA Civil War and its conditions of excessive violence

  • Shukra also governs the excessive conditions within their marriage as MTL's mental health issues began to worsen.


duro-karaka [endurance] *jara-karaka [Jahre, years]


[Shani occupies 11th-from-Chandra]

  • [Shani-Vṛścika] burdened by puzzling enigma * obliged to uncover the camouflaged realities * heavy responsibility for mass transformation * must regulate the occult identity changes * must explore masked trauma * must resist self-destruction * mandatory recycling * bodily stress zone = ovaries + testes + anus * imposes strict confidentiality rules * cautiously exposes hidden knowledge * must regulate the threat of disaster * must work with sudden eruptions * must accept the healing systems of elder shamans * respects the slow-moving cycles of proletarian revolution * scarce healing resources * maintainer of old secrets
  • [Shani in Bhava-3] steady time-structured dialogue * heavy responsibility for business * obstructionist younger siblings * disciplined handwork * required writing * must message * obliged to explain * cautious instructions * orderly teamwork * tense interactions * communicative fatigue * chronic sadness * stops spontaneous announcements * mental depression due to old repeating thoughts * may limit the hearing * tight time management * regulated schedules * elders preserve materialistic mentality


Shani rules

workload [Shani] consists mainly of announcements, reports, documentation, information-management, administrative law, commercial business.

Shani in Bhava-3 occupies the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra

Shani in Bhava-3 rules

  • Chandra-Makara-5
  • 55 = politics, celebrity, elections, parties, entertainments, romance
  • 6 = Circumstances of war, slavery, profound disagreement, accusation.
  • Shani is always a double-edged sword for the Kanya nativity


  1. Shani's 3rd drishti to Makara-Chandra-5 shows personal discipline
  2. but also deep sadness due to a dignified private grief following death of the mother, his age-9
  3. Shani's 7th drishti to Urisha-bhava-9 political ideology shows his values-fulfillment [Urisha] persistence [Shani] in a highly contentious field
  4. Shani's 10th drishti to Simha bhava-12 shows capacity for unseen, undisclosed arrangements [key for success in politics, then and now]

From Chandra-Makara-Draco-1 lagna = the mature sober serious structured hierarchical Professor Shani rules

  • 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--5

Wry depressed Personality and Tall, Thin Fleshbody

Shani in Bhava-3 depression ++ Shani drishti + owner of Makara Chandra-5

  • young Abraham = a very hard worker, known for his quiet lawfulness
  • the very icon of pioneer persistence, with every quality of Shani becoming exceptionally evident and pronounced.
  • such as roughness, sinewy thinness, darkness [melanation] , perseverance, lawfulness, and sobriety.


Shani drishti + Mangala drishti to 5 = politics-and-children = bhava 5 ensures existing children but much sorrow via offspring

  • Abraham and Mary Lincoln produced four sons.
  • Three of the four died before reaching adulthood.
  • The sole surviving son, Robert Todd Lincoln, rose to high office in national government, achieved respect and reputation, and acquired affluence.
  • Nevertheless Robert Todd Lincoln tried several times to have his mother imprisoned. [Ketu occupies 5th-from-Chandra for MTL]

Mental health * Shani-3 drishti into Chandra-5 sensitivity, feelings, rhythm

Lincoln suffered the mental ailment of melancholy = in the modern age usually called clinical depression.

  • Modern research physicians also retroactively diagnose Lincoln with a deadly hormonal disease.
  • According to the retrospective diagnosis of his chronic ailment, had AL not been assassinated while POTUS [age 56] , the disease would have been estimated to cap his lifespan at less than 60 years.

Capacity to handle to harsh, vicious realities of the war.

  • Yet, also known for his ability to speak the mind of the people when the time for public debate was at hand * Shani-3 rules Budha-6 talking about slavery
Shani mahadasha * age 54.3 until decease age 56 * 1857-1865
  • During Shani Mahadasha, he looked tired.
  • He was tired.

  • It would soon be finished.


rajyalobha-karaka [ambition] picchala-karaka [slippery]


  • [Rahu-Tula] shimmering illusion of balance * craving for trade * mask of fairly bargained contracts * over-reaching advocacy * outsider who cleverly insinuates into trusted counseling roles * sweetly unconventional adjudication * exceptional accommodation * mixed-measure balance * extravagant brokerage * mirage of suave deal-making * extraordinary terms of mutual agreement * gracious non-customary alliances * ambitious diplomacy * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] equity-assured negotiation * seeks privilege via adviser-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-2] passion for precious treasuries * in svabhava of Suave Shukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks glamorous goods * risk-rewarding finance * fascinating voice * entrancing face * craves knowledge of sound values * intriguing genetics * outsider who cleverly insinuates into the values-fulfillment lineage * extraordinary recollection * mesmerizing speech-and-song * intermingled traditions * unconventional speech * shadowy interlopers infiltrate the family line * opportunistic second marriage * adventurous character of mother's elder sibling * thrilling stories * remarkable libraries * unusual alimony * ambitious hoard *mixed-language vocabulary * desires important evaluator roles * exotic foods * non-native breeds *captivating collections * social mobility via language-heritage-history-values-memory
  • [Rahu-yuti-Mangala] amplified competition * magnified championship * exotic pursuits * tricky innovation * opportunistic brother-warriors * fascinating [but perhaps illusory] appearance of dynamic energy * hypnotic attack * passion for engines * craves hot movement * invasive force of cross-cultural mixing

Emotional drive to elite governance roles

a gifted broker Kuja-yuti-Rahu-Tula occupies 10th-from-Chandra leadership

  • The rough, gaunt, rural-mannered, self-taught attorney Lincoln was a dark horse [Rahu] candidate for POTUS-16. The American nation was desperate for a deal-brokering personality who could bring agreement between the bitterly warring North and South factions and end the terrible Civil War. As a virtually unknown Illinois Congressmember, extreme outsider [Rahu] Lincoln won the USA national election for POTUS-16.

Kuja-yuti-Rahu--2 resides in emotionally-motivated leadership = 10th-from-Chandra

  • The rough, gaunt, rural-mannered, self-taught attorney Lincoln was a very unlikely dark horse candidate for POTUS-16
  • Yet, the nation was desperate for a bold opportunistic [Rahu] personality who could bring agreement between the bitterly warring North and South factions.

Thula the Bargainer pays the price

Lincoln remains one of the most beloved USA presidents because his Kuja-yuti-Rahu empowerment brought an end to the terrible brother-against-brother fighting of the Civil War.

  • Massive casualties and widespread carnage had become the new normal.
  • Hatred, bitterness, and despair filled the land.
  • POTUS-18 Civil War 1822-1885 Ulysses S. Grant had a Visaka tolerance for extreme killing.

  • Grant's Tula indriya-lagna matches Lincoln's Thula Kuja-yuti-Rahu
  • Having paid the horrible price in blood of brothers and brought the war to a close, Lincoln got the all-clear exit permission.

Kuja-yuti-Rahu strong in 10th-from-Chandra *

  • desire [Rahu] to achieve the top rank [10]
  • energy [Mangala] to pursue high ranking position.
  • Rahu amplified his executive [10] authority.
  • REPUTED [10] as risk-taker in governance matters [10th-from-Chandra] , aggressive [Kuja] decisive but fair [Tula].


kavandha-karaka [headless] chidra-karaka [gaping] vasana-karaka [vacuum]

  • [Ketu-Mesha] physically dissociates from competitive dominance * incomplete nobility * eccentric innovations * unconventional athletics * heroic push forward into nothingness * dissolute conquest * not limited by blood or birth * ignores restrictions on kinetic movement * releases a blood-red cloud of dynamic energy into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-8]passively dissolves barriers hiding secret knowledge * ambivalent toward initiations * disregards occult boundaries * Witness to cycles of death-and-rebirth * fearless toward catastrophic upheaval * absent from spouse's family * vacuous obscurities * irrelevance of non-disclosure rules * dissolves psychic filters * not intimidated by terrors * * ignores threats * dissolves obfuscations * unless other graha in 8, may prefer to live free from in-laws

Ketu in classroom-8 occupies emotionally stability-seeking the defensive, culturally-rooted, seasonal-calendar, routinized, patriotic, ethno-nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra

Ketu in classroom-8 in 4th-from-Chandr dissolves the home-shelter boundaries and permits the invisible exchange of mother-figures

In the early decades of the 1800's while the Euro-pioneers were driving the hunter-gatherer native populations off the land and carving out subsistence farms in the dense wilderness of the Indiana Territories, Lincoln's childhood [4] was wandering [Ketu]. The family relocated often = Ketu gets Kuja-drishti.

Walk-In's Welcome

According to the social-memory complex resonating to the syllable known as Ra, POTUS-16 was a psychic walk-in.

Arising to the top of the new Republican Party, seemingly out of the ethers of the Illinois wilderness

the persona of Lincoln produced a wave of surprising wisdom [Guru] and prosodic grace that overwhelmingly, positively, dramatically appealed greatly to an exhausted, demoralized, war-weary electorate.

By the beginning of Shani Mahadasha, the extreme makeover was complete.

Guru-Mangala bhukti 1853 * Kuja activates 8-identity transformation

1853 according to Ra, this year featured a walk-in from 4th density who assumed control of Lincoln's body-complex * Guru-Ketu bhukti

Ra reports that Lincoln was suffering from a debilitating illness, along with mental disorientation, depression, and marital conflict.

  • He was ready to abandon his life [Ketu].
  • Psychically, he asked for permission to exit the incarnation.
  • This permission was granted on the condition that he would permit his fleshbody to complete its allocated lifespan of 56 years..

Repeating the denouement experienced 10,000 years previous in the Atlantean civilization, a collective social decision about slaveryry was imminent. This decision would be finalized via one of the most gruesome wars of human history. This decision would be emblazoned upon public memory for centuries.

In cooperation with this momentous agenda, before beginning his dark-horse campaign for POTUS-16, Mr. Lincoln's original personality exited his fleshbody and, by spiritual agreement, a specifically purposed replacement personality entered. The replacement personality was indeed an extension of his original self, but with more energy, more vision, and more guidance.

The obscure Congressmember from Illinois, Abraham Lincoln, had no widely recognized political identity.

Hence, it was relatively easy for the incoming spirit to transform the persona of a stuttering rural horseback-lawyer into an eloquent literature-quoting public orator.

  • Not every element of the replacement was perfectly tuned.
  • For example, Lincoln [who likely had chronic thyroid disease] was said to have spoken with a reedy, high-pitched voice which belied his long-legged tall frame

That certainly was a sudden change.

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln took place at the appointed time of exit.

  • Immediately following the extreme bitterness and hatred of the American Civil War, his violent death at the hands of a slavery-supporter marked the final pinnacle of national grief.
  • At the point of Lincoln's highly symbolic death, the land was totally saturated with sorrow. There could be no more fighting.
  • The grief of a nation had finally overpowered its anger.

Although the Agents of Orion were not pleased, Lincoln's dematerialization effectively ended the post-Atlantean [American] debate about institutionally legalized slavery.

Recent medical research gives some credence to Ra's claim about Lincoln's suicidal despair. It is now understood that, during AL's era in history, the conditions of his genetically caused illness would have very likely resulted in a lifespan ending approximately at the time of the political assassination [AL age 56] .


POTUS-16-partner [1861 until 1865]

political fundraiser

Mary Todd Lincoln


birth data from

tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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

Risingng Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Visaka * Radha

BPL commentary

For Visaka births of a feminine valence, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Brihaspati may considerably affect the outcome.

Due to the definitive influence of dhava-karaka Guru, ladies born in Puna, Visaka, or Purvabhadra may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of the masculine companion.

For those born into the Guru-ruled paradigm of Radhika, teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, pontificators, patriarchs, pundits, pater-nosters, proponents of principled understanding, wise-ones, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.

Guided by patrons from the civilizations of Saka. Their purpose is facilitation of shocking insights by lightning-strike and expansive growth by root-splitting..

High forehead. Saptarishi-ruled births come equipped with a global perspective. The majority of Visaka nativities are higher dimensional Seva-wanderers who assume interpretive guidance roles.

Growth Shocks

Tula-Vanika pada 1-2-3 expresses Saptarishi's rulership of 3-Writing-commerce + 6-service ministry or victimhood. Pada 1-2-3 also evoke the tension between Shukra's one-to-one relationships versus Guru's one-to-many preachings. Pada 1-2-3 may be experts on the subject of relationships, both seen and unseen. They have a broad understanding of the power of polarities. They are often found in advising and recommending roles [Shukra] which engage ideology or theory [Guru] such as psychotherapy, university teaching, policy consultant, or political lobby.

Although the husband is globally minded, for Tula-Visaka, the husband may also be impoverished or ailing [due to Guru activates 3-6 from Tula] .

Vṛścika Pada-4 emphasizes Guru's rulership of 2-treasury, collections ++ 5-creativity, entitlement, politics. Pada 4 enjoys the spirited compatibility between Guru's optimism + Kuja's kinetic action. Their husbands are charming, speculative, and affluent. Pada-4 has a broad understanding of the ultimate power of transformative beliefs. Pada-4 ladies are often found in teaching and healing work, especially when using their expertise with the sexual-reproductive energies.

Themes of shocking growth via beliefs, widening expansion via root-splitting, and fertilization via jolts of electromagnetic Shakti may contextualize Visaka's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Viśākha-Rādhā

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. [1939] . Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 97.

"... delicate features and a soft pleasing voice.

  • But do not let these deceive you.

Underneath she has a strong character , even hard at times.

  • She will always follow her own inclinations

  • and is not amenable to advice from others.

She will be distinctly appealing to the opposite sex

  • and will make a very fortunate marriage.

Her husband will be well-to-do if not wealthy

  • and she will have few if any children, not more than two.

She will be fond of travel and change

  • and will travel much with her husband .

Her favorite color is red or crimson.

She has beautifully shaped legs."


Mary Ann Todd Lincoln was said to have had an eccentric fashion sense, developed in coordination with her personal seamstress

POTUS-pair-16 Illinois 1818-1882 Mary Todd Lincoln a suffered the death of her mother at age 8, followed by her wealthy father's quick remarriage to a hostile stepmother and the arrival of nine further children. MTL's childhood experience from age 8 until adulthood ranged from parental negligence [Ketu-4] to overt mistreatment [Surya-6 ruling Rahu-2 indicates a verbally abusive father] . Yet, there was social grace, education, and the wealth of town-life which contrasted to the often dire poverty and illiteracy of the surrounding pioneer farmers. MTL bonded with an elder sister which somewhat relieved the home stress. [Ketu-4 allows MTL to abandon the childhood home] . But Shukra-6 bandesha indicates ongoing conflict despite the trappings of material luxury.

born six months after

born six months before

born 10 months before


Mary Todd Lincoln, age 30, in 1848


Mary and Abraham's eldest son, Robert Todd Lincoln. He became adversarial toward his mother due to her extreme behaviors, especially her legendary, lavish spending sprees. Ketu occupies 5th-from-Chandra. He famously convinced a judge to sentence his widowed, apparently hallucinating, wildly over-spending mother to an insane asylum. And she famously convinced some of her well-placed friends to arrange her release.

Their mother-son relationship never stopped, but Robert developed the same highly complex approach toward Mary that her father had pursued.

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha Calendar

Rahu Mahadasha * age birth until age

13-Dec-1818 Earth-birth * Rahu-Mangala chidra-dasha

Guru Mahadasha * age birth until age 9

Jul-1825 [MTL age 6] grieved the decease of mother * Guru-Budha bhukti * Guru-yuti-Budha * Guru activates 7th-from-Chandra

01-Nov-1826 [MTL age 8] father suddenly remarries. Stepmother is cruel * Guru-Ketu bhukti

Shani mahadasha * age 9 until age 28

04-Nov-1842 [MTL age 23] exchange the vows of Marriage with Abraham Lincoln * Shani-Shukra bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Makara-Karkata contact Karkata Svamsha

01-Aug-1843 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 5th-from-Chandra

Budha Mahadasha * age 28 until age 45

06-Nov-1860 [MTL age 35] Abraham Lincoln elected POTUS-16 * Budha-Surya bhukti * Surya karmesha

Jan-1862 [MTL age 37] grieved the decease of her favorite son Willie * Budha-Chandra bhukti

08-Nov-1864 [MTL age 39] Abraham Lincoln re-elected POTUS-16 in landslide win * Budha-Rahu bhukti

15-Apr-1865 [MTL age 39] Abraham Lincoln assassination * Budha-Rahu bhukti

1868-1870 Mary and her teenage son Tad reside in Frankfurt, Germany * Budha-Shani chidra-dasha

Ketu Mahadasha * age 45 until 52

Jul-1871 [MTL age 52] grieved the decease of her third son Tad * Ketu-Ketu svabhukti

Shukra Mahadasha * age 52 until decease age 63

16-Jul-1882 [MTL age 63] body dematerialization * Shukra-Surya bhukti [Surya-yuti-Guru] * Guru maraka activates-2

Distinctive features of the Nativity


pitri-karaka [father] jyoti-karaka [light]

[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[recognizable bright face-eyes]

[brilliantly regal belief-based reputation]

[creatively confident in doctrinal public speaking]

[ideological understanding of finance]

[respected for enunciation of sight-sound-truth values]

[father may be philosophical warehouser-collector-financier]






  • [Surya-Dhanus] Aditya * the unsplit, undivided * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the preaching-teaching philosophical rashi of Brihaspati
  • [Surya in bhava-2] creative values-fulfillment * confident story-telling * dazzling bardic tradition * intelligence for languages * genius for sound-and-color * radiant genetically preserved knowledge * focus on stored assets * banking entitlements * bright face-speech-song * eye on capital resources [including human capital] * father heart of family * sparkling center of the treasury-drama * father may be a banker-collector-preservationist
  • [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-yuti-Guru] confidently expansive in drama * generous in games * smart children * multiple father-figures * brightly self-referential teachers * charitably manifests the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent doctrine * entitled to philosophize * inclusively idealistic in romance
  • [Surya-yuti-Shukra] confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * uniquely intelligent feminine-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * graciously creative * dramatic promises * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive * father may be artist-broker-arranger


Dad = Robert Smith Todd = a banker Surya in bhava-2.

Dad was well-capitalized planter and a substantial land-owner in slave-state Kentucky = was also a shopkeeper [Surya activates 3-business] and Whig politician in the frontier town of Lexington, Kentucky.

Dad and Mary had a complex, multi-faceted relationship. Her dad was a critically important supporter of Mary and Mary in turn was a critically important supporter of her husband's political career.

[Surya-yuti-Budha] associates MTL's identity [Budha lagnesha] and career with her dad while Surya-yuti-Guru associates MTL's housing, education, and advisor relationship with her dad.

Robert Smith Todd was a financier and trained lawyer with a gambler's interest in politics [a local kingmaker] . Her father was a trained lawyer who passed the Kentucky bar exam, but he never practiced law professionally. Guru activates 7-law

MTL was a top student in all subjects, especially writing [Budha]. She managed a large household + an extensive social network while expressing her own ideological convictions with articulate aplomb. Her father's funding combined with her educated graces and extravagant entertaining made possible her husband's remarkable ascent from Illinois frontier judge to POTUS-16.

Dad funds Abe's political career

MTL's Shukra-yuti-Budha + [Surya-yuti-Guru] -7 show her dad as a local political booster and kingmaker with strong and contradictory ideological opinions [Dhanus]. He was accused of hypocrisy due to promoting anti-slavery beliefs while owning numerous household slaves. Three of his sons fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.

Dad's wealth and connections funded MTL's extravagant entertaining and laid the foundation for AL's ascent from state legislator to USA Congress to POTUS. In AL's nativity, MTL's dad is seen via 9th-from-7th-from-Chandra = Shukra-Guru-Meena-9 = patronage.

Dad was prolific [Surya-yuti-Guru]

In 1825 when Mary was six year old, her mother died after a final childbirth. Afterwards, Mary maintained a deep attachment to her elder sister, but her stepmother was said to have been cruel. Her father did not support MTL's appeal for better treatment, but sided with his second wife, who bore him nine further children [bringing the father's children to a total of 14] .

He was known to have many social liaisons, and was called an absentee father, rarely at home despite having 14 children from two marriages

Father's - and MTL's - Contradictory beliefs

He was a complex and contradictory man who held hypocritical opinions with impunity [Surya-Mula] , as represented by Surya-Mula combining with Guru-Budha-Shukra. Like her dad, Mary Lincoln was known for her confident and sometimes complex political opinions.

Her father was a vigorous opponent of the slavery culture of Kentucky, which was a cotton and tobacco plantation state . Her father also owned numerous household slaves.

Surya-yuti-Shukra associates MTL's financial treasuries and worldview with her dad.

MTL's husband Abraham Lincoln earned relatively little via his job as a judicial circuit rider. MTL's father quietly contributed lands and monies into MTL's accounts so that she could enjoy the more luxurious lifestyle into which she had been raised.


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[philosophical-doctrinal dharmesha for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]


[imaginative Arudra-4] [navamsha Chandra-Meena] intuitively sensitive visionary-contemplative

[Pushkara pada]

  • [Chandra-Mithuna] comforted by messaging * settled into rhythmic communications * needs mentality
  • [Chandra in Arudra-Orion] soothed by exciting signals * protectors of stormy wildness * sensitive to animal instincts

  • [Chandra in classroom-8] comfortable with crisis * familiar with catastrophe * unpredictable mother * feels the pulse of cyclical rebirth * soothed by secrecy * sensitive to danger * revolutionary sentiment * accustomed to frequent upheaval * seeks deeply rhythmic initiation * acculturated to masked exploration * occult sensitivities * needs eruptive energies * nourished by non-disclosure * emotionally attuned to trauma * undulating shakti-shocks * mother may be a mystic, healer, concealer, agent of disguise

Health * Mental and Physical

Mary was ill throughout life, suffering unexplained fevers and migraine headaches. Mary may have had Borderline Personality Disorder due to the abandonment trauma of her mother's early death and her father's remarriage to a cruel step-mother. Mary was known to physically assault Abe, but he he Generally, ignored her tirades. Apparently her episodes were very regularly calendared [likely hormonal] and since he stood a foot taller than her, he quietly tolerated her attacks.

MTL's malaise was reportedly severe, involving migraine headaches, wild luxury-shopping binges, and skin afflictions. Yet, her [likely hormonal] health condition did not slow her furious support of her husband's career, nor in widowhood was she restrained in action. Her eldest son tried to have her imprisoned in an insane asylum, but she escaped with the help of influential friends.

Crazy Mary

  • After AL's assassination, the death of three of her four sons, and her father's death, MTL's binge spending soared out of control.
  • According to the law of the day, MTL's sole surviving son Robert was obliged to manage his mother's material affairs. Sensing a financial catastrophe as MTL's binge-buying threatened the estate created after his father's assassination [mainly by donations] Robert did have MTL legally committed to an insane asylum. But, she escaped

Chandra-1 [mind] receives drishti of rulers of nine bhava.

A complicated psycho-emotional setting = drishti into Chandra from Surya-Budha-Guru-Shukra +++Mangala-6

Mrs. Lincoln had severe health issues as did her husband. Her mood swings accompanied by migraine headaches were noticed even in childhood, following the tragic death of her mother [Chandra] and increasing steadily through adulthood, escalating into suicidal episodes and extreme behavior, with the tragic deaths of three of her sons and her husband's assassination.

Her miseries increased in middle age, with the stress of her husband's governance responsibilities during the Civil War and his murder occurring only months after he won a landslide, high-popularity re=election..

The glory and acclaim that she expected from her husband's post-war second-term crumbled into severe grief and political chaos as POTUS-17 Reconstruction 1808-1875 Andrew Johnson tried to un-do all of the abolition legislation for which both Mary and Abe had worked for a decade.

Some scholars assert that Mary Todd Lincoln suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder which is often distinguished by a contradictory behavior pattern = public-perfect-praiseworthy vs. private-harmful-violent. Although a superb social entertainer and a supportive partner in their two-person career, Mrs. Lincoln's behaviors [attested by her adult son and others] became highly problematic for her inner family. Symptoms included out-of-control binge-spending sprees on extravagant luxury items and violent screaming fits within the home

Notable traumatic events which affected MTL's mental state included the death of her mother [MTL's age 8] , rejection and ostracizing by a hostile stepmother, an oft-absentee husband who had his own medical problems, and rapid-in-succession deaths of her husband and three of her four sons, along with other tragedies

Her stepmother was notoriously cruel toward Mary and her siblings. Borderline Personality Disorder is considered to originate in extreme fear of abandonment and is often linked to a death or rejection by a parent. This pattern has the capacity to experience psychotic episodes, and Mrs. Lincoln was remanded to asylum on this pretext.

[Chandra in Punarvasu-Aditya] is naturally generous and open-minded.

As a married couple they are exceptionally well-matched [his Makara-Dhaniṣṭha ruled by Kuja ++ her Kanya-Chitra ruled by Kuja] . Likely he accepted her ailments as small price to pay for her focused, direct, and loyal support

Whitehouse observers commented on MTL's physical beating of her husband. Mrs. Lincoln was mentally ill but physically strong, and Whitehouse observers commented that she would muscularly batter the hapless president when she was having an episode. However, his response was normally to avoid her by disappearing under camouflage of work duties.

Open-door policy * Arudra Chandra-10

Her taste for impulsive [Arudra] experience resulted in an open door policy at home. Mary welcomed visitors at all hours in their Springfield home, which severely stressed the domestic help but also built a body of supporters for her husband's career.

Her house was welcome to many of her husband's associates and her generous entertaining was a major engine of advancement for her husband's career. However, despite dramatic successes, MTL's open-house policy often broke the budget. However, even then her appreciative husband simply shook his head and carried on [knowing that her dad would soon refill the coffers] .

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations

[7th-from-Chandra-1] the plethora of graha in bhava-7 indicates numerous liaisons. Primarily, her husband was a lawyer [7] . Guru as karmesha in 7 indicates her husband's aspiration for top leadership roles. The graha in 7 show MTL's ability to create a large number of supporting promises and allegiances to boost his profile.

Shata-taraka [Abe] + Arudra [Mary] alliance needs diversity and space.

Surya + Shukra + Budha + Guru occupy the emotionally motivated partnerships of 7th-from-Chandra. Not only Mary but also her husband maintained diverse relationships. Contemporaries observed that Mr. Lincoln preferred the homo-social companionship of gentlemen. Whenever MTL was not staying in the White House, AL returned to sleeping with his male companion

Her lawyer husband was known for his magnificent speeches [2] . AL was certainly a complex man, as represented by the Guru-Shukra-Budha-Surya cluster that resides in her Dhanus-2 = 7th-from-MT:L's Arudra-Chandra-8. The political couple sustained a remarkable partnership that promoted them from rural obscurity into roles of lasting national fame. POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln remains one of the most honored POTUS.


bhratru-karaka [brother] virya-karaka [virile]



[Ruchaka Yoga] [energizing-identifying lagnesha co-ruler of Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[inimical-accusing rogesha for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]




  • [Mangala-Vṛścika] [svakshetra] * vigorous pursuit of hidden assets * proactive exploration * energetic initiation * exposure of shocking secrets * plunges the tantric depths * push toward discovery * champion of emergency action
  • [Mangala in bhava-1] forward fighter * muscular champion * competitive winner *drive toward performance vitality * embodied action * primal sexuality * pursuit of progress * direct movement * physical engineering * thrusting vigor * dominating personality * pushy * dynamic innovator * energized conquests * athletic body
  • [Kuja-yuti-Surya] kinetic creativity * glorious innovator * high-energy confidence * dynamic genius * dominating force joins willful charm * competitive politics * brilliant winner * physically active father-figure * vigorous theatrical display

Mangala-6 occupies the emotionally conflicted [6th-from-Chandra]

constant tension due to the mutual drishti between Mangala-Vṛścika +++ Shani-Kumbha

Euro-settlers on the frontier were often very sick and epidemics swept through frequently.

Mangala activates karakamsha bhava-6. Despite her many remarkable activities, Mary is best known for her diseases, both mental and physical, and especially for her attacks upon her spouse. Observers remarked that she regularly beat her stalwart husband. Being a very tall man and mainly passive in nature, and subject to severe depressions himself, Mr. Lincoln was said to have borne the crazed aggressions of his petite wife with little more than a grimace.

Mrs. Lincoln's lasting profile has been her publicly dramatized mental health challenges leading to asylum commitment by her own son. Mangala-6 drishti to 12 [asylum] + drishti to 1-energizes her own muscular vitality

She was also frequent victim of migraine headache and violent outbursts against her household staff and her family.

Like many in her generation, Mary was addicted to the commonly prescribed pain-killers of the day, which were primarily mixtures of opiates with alcohol. In particular, unknowing physicians of her era addicted her and millions like her to the compound called laudanum. These hapless drugs may have exacerbated her existing bipolar episodes.

exceptionally strong in Shad-bala [the six weights]

MTL is believed to have suffered borderline personality disorder which results in a delightful facade of social grace presented to to outsiders while a regime of stress-triggered private violence is inflicted upon those inside the family, with a marked tendency to divide the family into flawless "good children" versus damned "bad children". As the disorder progresses, Typically, the husband joins the damned portion. By accounts of observers in her day, Mary Todd was mentally ill but muscularly strong [Kuja drishti to 1] . Observers commented that she would physically batter the president when she was having an episode.

Kuja-6 in 6th-from-Chandra * health disorders --- however, she triumphs

Bi-Polar Disorder? Borderline Personality Disorder?

Retrospectively, Mrs. Lincoln is believed to have suffered from perhaps bipolar disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder, among other diagnostic possibilities.

Called "Crazy Mary" by her enemies [of which she had vicious ones] her struggle with mental illness and likely a laudanum addiction is fairly well documented. So is her alienated son's [Ketu in 5th-from-Chandra] attempts to staunch her erratic behaviors. Mary Todd Lincoln suffered from a financial [Shukra] spending disorder, associated with extreme mood swings.

MTL's shopping binges focused on expensive purchases of luxury items such as jewelry and decorative finery [Shukra + Guru + Budha] . Disease symptoms included extravagant over-budget binge-spending, wild screaming, aggressively beating her hapless husband [who was much larger but also much meeker] , hallucinations, and attempted suicides [Ketu-7] .


jamayah-karaka [sibling] sandeza-karaka [message] zisya-karaka [student]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna ]

  • [Budha-Dhanus] priestly communications * theoretical discourse * inspirational conversations * articulation of sacred beliefs * doctrinal pronouncements * sends messages about broad worldview * descriptive philosophical understanding * specifically defined interpretive principles * explains the indoctrination procedure * expertly detailed sermons * ideological programming * hands-arms-shoulders send preaching gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-2] narrative of values-fulfillment * conversations about natural resources * talks about history * instructions for asset conservation * explains banking procedures * cherished recordings * discusses sound values * articulation of speech-song * quick-darting eyes-face * tells stories * defines storage methods * describes family lineage * manual preservation of collections * chats about knowledge base * conserves libraries * quick with language * manages archives * repeats from memory
  • [Budha-yuti-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-yuti-Guru] explainer of ideology * descriptive preaching * professorial explanations * theoretical discourse * instructs in sacred doctrine * articulation of charitable generosity * optimistic messages * expansive scope of documentary reporting * inspirational media communication * numerous specific announcements * detailed guidance * verbalizing paternal figures
  • [Budha-yuti-Shukra] explainer of balanced arrangements * diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking discussions * manual adjustments * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners


Budha activates

  • 1 + 4
  • from Chandra 1+4
  • Budha activates Chandra + Budha mutual drishti with Chandra * conversationalist, parlors

Until the tragedies of the assassination of her husband and the deaths of three of her four sons, she was a highly capable hostess and manager.


Budha represents her husband's careers as a shopkeeper and an attorney. Before his storied ascent to POTUS-16, Lincoln operated a number of businesses [Budha], including circuit-riding judge-attorney [Guru law, repeating law circuits] bartender [Shukra] shopkeeper [Budha] and writing of deeds, titles, and judgments [Budha].

Budha bandesha-4 in 4th-from-4th home

Mr. Lincoln was fond of remarking that MTL's household management style was sometimes concerning [especially financially] but that she seemed to be getting results. [He opined similarly about his unlikely Civil War high general, the alcoholic Army-reject Ulysses S. Grant ... who did, against every expectation, win that horrible war.]


Bandesha [schooling] Budha expanded and articulated by Guru-Budha-Shukra-Surya-4. In a pioneer era of Euro-settlement when many of her female peers would have been non-literate, Mary was remarkably well-educated.

Budha Mahadasha * age 28 until age 45

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations

Surya + Shukra + Budha + Guru occupy the emotionally motivated partnerships of 7th-from-Chandra


dhava-karaka [husband] bahuta-karaka [variety]


[Hamsa Yoga]


  • [ Guru-Dhanus] much philosophy * wide worldview * doctrine of inclusive diversity * broad scope of guidance * humanistic ideology * permission to preach * expands the range of beliefs * multiple theories * generous priests * global beneficence * many sacred teachings
  • [Guru in bhava-2] much hoard * many songs * many stories * history * storage * several genetic lineages * much many accumulated goods * numerous languages * expansive oratory * large eyes * many voices * many valuations * extensive accounts and assets * family identity = growth * belief * expansion of the lineage * family identity = growth * belief * expansion of the lineage
  • [Guru-yuti-Surya] pitri-karaka * multiple father-figures * abundant confidence * much radiance * believes in light * widens the scope of theatrical display * permission to be the center of attention * humanistic political philosophy * large-scale dramatic radiance
  • [Guru-yuti-Budha] yukta-karaka * multiple sibling-teammate figures * permission to deliver information * abundant conversational messaging * believes in detailed communications * expansive dialog * many announcements * wide scope of evangelism * talks about philosophy * optimistic viewpoint in discussions
  • [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


Social rank and position * Budha-7 activates 1+4 + Guru-7 activates 7+10

Guru activates high-visibility, social-ordering, leadership-seeking 10th-from-Chandra

Like her elder sister, Mary Todd was a well-funded [by her dad] legendary hostess. She famously participated in the political discourse of the day, offering her own ideological convictions [Dhanus] via ongoing home entertainments, collegial discussions, and enthusiastic exchange of views.

Mary Todd's Springfield Illinois home became the social center of the NW Territories, with pioneer politicians in attendance daily

Ruler of 7th-from-Chandra [spouse] and 10th-from-Chandra [public profile] occupies svakshetra bhava-9 yuti Shukra 2-7 and Budha 3-6

Born in the year 1818, Mary Todd's life and influence is still a topic of public interest more than 200 years after her birth.

Public criticism accusations, conflict * 10 = the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

Navamsha Guru-yuti-Ketu-3 [potential mental illness] ++ navamsha [nīcha-Shukra ]++ navamsha [uchcha-Budha]

Mary Todd Lincoln lived as a public figure for most of her adult life. She successfully completed most of her social duties, supporting her husband's political career and thus the American nation and thus the course of Western civilization.

however, she faced nearly constant complaints from her housekeepers and dressmakers, as well as from her husband's political associates and their wives. Amidst the terror of the Civil War, she was called a native Kentuckian who betrayed the South and a native Illinoisian whose slave-owning family disgraced the cause of the North.

In a pioneer territory that had been settled by Euro-planters for only a few decades, Mrs. Lincoln was considered a gracious and educated woman. But in the more established Euro-culture of Washington D.C., her countrified mannerisms were criticized and demeaned as hillbilly and gauche.

in later life she was locked into an insane asylum [12] her Guru-9 located in the escapist 12th-from-10th allowed Mary to be released under guidance [Guru] of private [12] arrangements [12th-from] . However, her son spent considerable effort trying to re-institutionalize his mother because she was destroying the family fortunes.


Mary Todd had a large Dhanus cluster in bhava-7 == 7th-from-Chandra == where the rulers of seven bhava can be found in the environment of arrangements and bargaining.

She lived a global-scale life [Dhanus] during her husband's Civil War presidency. Her relationship behavior was adjudged as both brilliant and horrible [mainly the latter due to bipolar promiscuity] .


svadu-karaka [sweet] kalatra-karaka [wifely companion]


[belief-based relationships]

[lifemate may be an ideological attorney-advocate-broker]

[doctrinally aligned contractual arrangements]




  • [Shukra-Dhanus] appreciation of humanistic belief * advocates for theory * attracted to teachers * agrees with priests * pleased by broad perspective * prefers inspiring partners * dogmatic arrangements * enjoys indoctrination * delighted by philosophy * aesthetic of shared worldview
  • [Shukra-2] [svabhava] seeks pleasure via gathered treasuries * 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 * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a banker-collector-historian-preserver
  • [Shukra-yuti-Surya] balanced roles in drama * appreciation for political display * pleasantly charming * self-focused diplomacy * radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining * sweet entitlements * negotiating father-figure * self-directed arrangements * focus on trade exchange * solipsistic romance * idealistic contracts * enjoys the game of deal-making * prefers self-confident partners
  • [Shukra-yuti-Budha] sweetened messages * gracious explanations * talented in singing-songwriting * articulate negotiations * advocates for reasoning process * talkative feminine-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort collaborative harmony * enjoys the company of students * detailed contracts * prefers logical arrangements
  • [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


Mary Todd Lincoln was described as a plump, lovely, and vivacious woman. She hailed from a relatively wealthy [by frontier standards] Euro-settler Kentucky family. Observers of the era noted her relatively higher status and greater social sophistication compared to AL's more rustic and humble pioneer background. Her home-entertaining skills [Shukra-4] are said to have been enormously valuable in advancing the career of her socially awkward but politically ambitious husband.

The musical, luxury-loving Springfield Illinois hostess Mary Todd Lincoln was known for her parties and polite home-visiting schedule. Her graces provided social visibility and mobility for her husband's aspiring political career. Abraham Lincoln's nativity shows his luxury-loving, company-pleasing wife via his [uchcha] Shukra-yuti-Guru.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations

Surya + Shukra + Budha + Guru occupy the emotionally motivated partnerships of 7th-from-Chandra

Shukra Mahadasha * age 52 until decease age 63

Following her extreme grief at the death of the third son [she had lost three of her four sons and her husband] MTL's life devolved into a state of pronounced mental illness. Her ailment was characterized by extreme luxury-goods spending sprees and suicidal episodes similar to modern bipolar disorder.

As her psycho-mental disorder, her pain-syndrome, and her addiction-related behaviors became more extreme, her sole surviving adult son became so distraught over her exorbitant spending that he had her institutionalized in an "insane asylum". [This was the only available treatment option in the era.]

Eventually she developed financially destructive wild spending sprees and other dangerous behaviors. During Shukra-Mahadasha, where Shukra-finance rules Ketu in 5th-from-Chandra, her eldest adult son [Ketu] had Mary committed to an insane asylum to prevent her from spending his entire estate. Yet, she escaped [Ketu] to Europe with support from friends.


duro-karaka [endurance] *jara-karaka [Jahre, years]


[Śaśaka Yoga]


  • [Shani-Kumbha] heavy old economic systems * obliged to conform to marketplace rules * responsible scientific work * structural compression upon skin-nerves-ankles * mandatory electro-magnetic networking * regulated revenues * lawfully distributed earnings * must materialize past-to-future gridwork * must sustain lowest-common-denominator connections * proletarian communities * conventional friendships * elderly mentors * slowly achieves social-material goals * scarce conductive resources * maintainer of old economies
  • [Shani in Bhava-4] steady time-structured life foundations * must sustain the cultural roots * required to defend boundaries * grim determination to provide security * dry stony gardens * regimented schoolteachers * judgmental mother * proletarian childhood * normalized parenting * orderly education * caretaker's fatigue * chronic household scarcity * strict folk customs * resists domestic innovation * reinforces predictable routines * elders maintain the ancient ritual austerities


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

Shani in Bhava-9 = Typically, a hard-working, sober-minded adherent of a strict, conventional doctrine

constant tension due to the mutual drishti between Mangala-Vṛścika +++ Shani-Kumbha

Shani mahadasha * age 9 until age 28

Strictly Sober Shani occupies the emotionally motivated ideological, doctrinal, belief-based worldview = 9th-from-Chandra. MTL's religious beliefs were the conventionalized Presbyterian dogma accepted by most of the Euro-pioneers of her era, who were predominantly of Scots-Irish descent.


rajyalobha-karaka [ambition] picchala-karaka [slippery]


  • [Rahu-Mesha-Arya] shimmering illusion of championship * craving for superiority * exotic use of dominating force * mask of competitive action * mirage of first-arrival pioneer * over-reaching urgency * extraordinary birth * extravagant muscularity * mesmerizing forward movement * unusual athleticism * fascinating conquests * marvelous warriorship * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of heroic action * seeks privilege via innovator-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-6] [beneficial placement] passion for conflict-and-remedies * in svabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via unfair environments * glamorous ministries of service * unusual servants * exotic arguments * thrilling accusations * medications for miseries * fascinating injustices * outsider who cleverly insinuates into military-medical-ministry roles * craves disagreement * fascinating mistreatments * desires an important role in litigation * exciting injuries * opportunistic warfare * mesmerizing slaveries * marvelous assistance to the disadvantaged * seeks self-promotion via betrayal * may pose as a problem-solver * wears the mask of a laborer * appears as a helpful relative of the mother's people

Risk-rewarding Rahu occupies the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra


kavandha-karaka [headless] chidra-karaka [gaping] vasana-karaka [vacuum]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha co-ruler for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

  • [Ketu-Tula] justly dissociates from negotiation * wanders away from compromise * eccentric alliances * abandons agreements * apathetic trades * surrenders trust * ignores restriction on match-making * releases a pale pastel cloud of fair deals into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-12] [beneficial] eccentric research * limitless imagination * scattered intuitive insights * ambivalent toward foreigners * peculiar paternal grandmother * blurs fantasy boundaries * unstructured meditations * passive isolation * foggy clairsentience * releases invisibility * dissolves privacy * abandons the veil between perceptual worlds * ignores imprisonment * unless other graha in 12, may prefer to live free from father's mother + mother's father


One of the numerous causes of Mrs. Lincoln's misery was the unexpected deaths of three of her four sons. Ketu in 5th-from-Chandra ++ Shani in the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra . Her eldest son Robert Todd Lincoln survived and he became a respected public leader. Son Robert repeatedly tried to institutionalize her [Shani] but she repeatedly escaped [Ketu].

Ketu in the emotionally motivated creative, gaming, child-centered 5th-from-Chandra emphasizes that three of her four sons died of disease and injury before they reached adulthood

After Lincoln's assassination, their surviving adult son Robert Lincoln had his increasingly erratic and financially destructive mother committed to an asylum, but she was able to escape through the aid of friends. Her surviving son who was eldest Ketu in 5th-from-Chandra was emotionally detached from his mother, and attempted more than once to have her institutionalized in order to curtail her violent episodes and her wild spending.

Ketu Mahadasha * age 62.2 until decease age 63 = the final few months of fleshlife. She ended her life after wandering around Europe.


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