Chief of Armed Forces supervising:
was disliked and criticized by
Despite AJ's pro-slavery stance and alcoholism, remained a friend and appointed to Tennessee military governorship
born six weeks after
born on the same day as
"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
1861-1865 * POTUS-16
1847-1849 * US Congressmember from Illinois
1834-1840 * Illinois State Legislature
land-deeds lawyer + land-surveyor
author of the Emancipation Proclamation
dematerialization 15-Apr-1865 (age 56, assassinated in office )
1861-1865 * POTUS-16-partner
socialite * fund-raiser
dematerialization 16-July-1882 (age 63)
attorney + circuit-riding judge * POTUS-16 = 1861 until 1865 (assassinated in office) * Abraham Lincoln * 1809-1865
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_lincoln * tentatively rectified by BP Lama
charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
Hasta - Savitri * Athram
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.
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
When in trouble, go to a Hasta person;
but do not try to pull the wool over their eyes,
they are very likable and are good company,
Earliest known photo (daguerreotype) of Abraham Lincoln c. 1847, preparing to enter his first term in USA Congress, AL age 38
Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha bhukti
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 abandoned Lincoln's 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 on the Euro-settlers' side. AL did not see active combat, but he was elected company leader and participated in burying the dead.
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 rules 2nd-from-Chandra-Makara - Draco
Rahu Mahadasha * age 16.3 until age 34.3 * 1823-1841
21-Apr-1832 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 won first election to the Illinois House of Representatives (serves until 1840) * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 9-politics
early 1835 engagement to Ann Rutledge of New Salem, Illinois * Rahu-Zukra bhukti
25-Aug-1835 (AL age 26) grieved the decease of fiancée Ann Rutledge (likely of typhoid, her age 22) * Rahu-Zukra bhukti
1836 won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 9-politics
15-Apr-1837 (AL age 28) arrived in Springfield, Illinois to set up law practice * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Guru-yuti-Zukra * Guru rules 7 = lawcourts
fall-1837 broken engagement to Mary Owens, her decision following an uncertain courtship * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 6th-from-7th adversarial to alliance
1838 won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 11-goals, assemblies
1840 won re-election to the Illinois Legislature * Rahu-Kuja chidradasha * Kuja-yuti-Rahu * setting up for something bigger (Rahu)
Dec-1840 engaged to socialite Mary Todd * Rahu-Kuja chidradasha
Guru Mahadasha * age 34.3 until age 50.3 * 1841-1857
early winter 1841 called-off the engagement to Mary Todd. He planned to follow his law partner and best friend, Joshua Speed, back to Speed's Kentucky plantation. * Guru-Guru swabhukti* Guru rules 12th-from-Chandra = fantasy (the lady dismissed AL)
04-Nov-1842 (AL age 33, MTL's age 23) suddenly, following an 18-month hiatus in their engagement, AL exchanges the vows of Marriage with socialite Mary Todd Lincoln * Guru-Guru swabhukti* Guru rules 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 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani putrapathi
1846 first elected term in USA Congress * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha atmakaraka rules Mithunaya swamsha
17-Jan-1851 grieved decease of father Thomas Lincoln * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Guru-yuti-Zukra * Guru rules 2nd-from-Surya
06-Nov-1860 (AL age 51) elected POTUS-16 * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani in Bhava-3 tough management situations = rules 5-elections
20-Dec-1860 South Carolina secedes from the Union * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha-6 conflict rules 10-governance
12-Apr-1861 (AL age 52) USA Civil War begins * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha-6 conflict rules 10-governance
01-Jan-1863 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, 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-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 9-doctrine, ideology, beliefs + Guru-yuti-Zukra * Guru rules 7-laws
08-Nov-1864 (AL age 55) re-elected POTUS-16 in landslide win * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Guru-yuti-Zukra * Guru rules 10th navamsha + Guru rules 7 = 10th-from-10th
15-Apr-1865 (AL age 56) dematerialization * assassination by Confederate activist * Shani-Zukra bhukti * maraka Zukra rules 2
features of the nativity
Dad = a land speculator of fluctuating fortunes (Surya speculation) with big ideas, whose visions of grandeur occurred mainly in dad's imagination (Surya rules 12).
Dad was said to have been harsh and dominating toward everyone, including his son
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-Zukra-uttama) there might have been worse consequences.
Dad was willing (Surya) to harass and exploit his son.
Surya-yuti-Budha = Budha lagnesha + karmesha, suggesting that both dad and Abe would be capable of making executive decisions.
AL's father experienced many upheavals including widowhood (8) and disastrous financial loss from opportunistic land speculation gone wrong
Dad was pragmatic but not always honest.
Surya's charismatic authority is weakened in Shani-ruled Kumbha. Surya in Kuja-ruled Dhaniztha nakshatra can indicate a dominating bully, Surya-Kumbha = reputed for a reduced concern with personal integrity (such as the honesty underlying a promise).
SURYA - CAREER
Surya receives drishti from Justice-Seeking Rahu = Kuja-yuti-Rahu Thula-2 = empowered to initiate a Great Change in conditions of servitude (6)
Eruptive circumstances for father and son. Surya rules 10th dazamamsha containing Budha = political speeches
CHANDRA - CAREER
AL was hardworking and often ill = Shani-3 + Kuja-2 drishti upon Chandra-5
Chandra rules 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.
Mom married young and worked hard.
AL recounted that he was deeply attached to his mother.
Moodiness, depression, sudden passions but clean reputation
MARRIAGE partnership emotional support expectations
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.
Less compatibly, MTL's wild Arudra-Chandra occupies the incompatible 6/8 from AL's cautious Sravana-Chandra.
Father-in-law powerful influence
MTL's dad was an affluent banker-businessman with kingmaker political interests
MTL's mental health
Despite MTL's unswerving dedication to her husband's career, she suffered episodes of severe depression and wild elation.
MTL's Loyalty + her key role in AL's career
Longevity and accommodation in a difficult marriage
First Family = Kuja-yuti-Rahu-Thula-2
AL often mentioned his struggles with his family of origin.
Volatile Mangala in bhava-2 rules
Combined Mangala mahadasha + Rahu mahadasha = 25 years
passionate, ambitious, dynamic energy Kuja-yuti-Rahu
Kuja-yuti-Rahu = bhava-2 reading, history, family lineage, speech
Kuja-yuti-Rahu 2 = passionate 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).
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.
The Gettysburg Address consist of only 271 exceptionally well-chosen words arranged in a hypnotic cadence, nearly a funeral dirge.
Budha rules Mithunaya swamsha
CAREER - BUDHA
Budha in bhava-6 rules
Budha in bhava-6-Shata-taraka communicator receives drishti of over-reaching Rahu-2.
Budha-yuti-Surya = lawyer In the rural areas of Illinois
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
From Chandra-Makara - Draco lagna, the believers' voice of abundant, doctrinal, theoretical, philosophical, preaching Professor Guru rules
Final Decision made in Brihaspati's Wisdom:
Human Slaves cannot be property + not protected under property-rights law
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-Sravana-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, CorrespondenceGuru 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 war strategy
Not every plan succeeded. Yet AL was remarkably able to conduct detailed, collegial (Guru) discussions among his military commanders-general.
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.
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.
ZUKRA - CAREER
identified with equity.
Zukra occupies 9th-from-7th-from-Chandra = Father-in-Law
kalatra-karaka Zukra = yogakaraka from Chandra-Makara - Draco
In a husband's nativity, uttama Meena-Zukra + swakshetra Guru would suggest a wife who was delightfully pretty, plump, and wealthy.
MTL's many troubles
Guru rules Dhanuzya-4 = 6th-from-7th-from-Chandra, showing MTL's multiple imbalances.
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).
CCareer Ambition made possible by Grace in a time of Horrible War
Diplomacy and tolerance during the USA Civil War and its conditions of excessive violence
Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka
Shani rules 2nd-from-Chandra-family line, assets, speech-eyes-face-hair
Shani in Bhava-3 rules
From Chandra-Makara - Draco-1 lagna = the mature sober serious structured hierarchical Professor Shani rules
Wry depressed Personality and Tall, Thin Fleshbody
Shani in Bhava-3 depression ++ Shani drishti + owner of Makara Chandra-5
Shani drishti + Mangala drishti to 5 = politics-and-children = bhava 5 ensures existing children but much sorrow via offspring
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.
Capacity to handle to harsh, vicious realities of the war.
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)
Emotional drive to elite governance roles
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.
Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidrakaraka * departurere
Ketu in classroom-8 occupies emotionally stability-seeking the defensive, culturally-rooted, routine-loving, patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra
According to the social-memory complex resonating to the syllable known as Ra http://www.llresearch.org, 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 rules 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.
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.
That certainly was a sudden change.
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln took place at the appointed time of exit.
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 * from 1861 until 1865 * Mary Todd Lincoln * 1818-1882
birth data from wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Todd_Lincoln * tentatively rectified by BP Lama
charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
For Visaka births of a feminine valence, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Brihaspati may considerably affect the outcome.
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 guidance roles.
Thula - 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 Zukra'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 (Zukra) which engage ideology or theory (Guru) such as psychotherapy, university teaching, policy consultant, or political lobby.
Although the husband is globally minded, for Thula-Visaka, the husband may also be impoverished or ailing (due to Guru rules 3-6 from Thula).
Vrischika 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 Visaka
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 97.
"... delicate features and a soft pleasing voice.
Underneath she has a strong character , even hard at times.
She will be distinctly appealing to the opposite sex
Her husband will be well-to-do if not wealthy
She will be fond of travel and change
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
Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha Calendar
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 Zukra-6 bandesha indicates ongoing conflict despite the trappings of material luxury.
born six months after
born six months before
born 10 months before
Rahu Mahadasha * age birth until age
13-Dec-1818 Earth-birth * Rahu-Mangala chidradasha
Guru Mahadasha * age birth until age 9
July-1825 grieved the decease of mother (MTL's age 6) * Guru-Budha bhukti * Guru-yuti-Budha * Guru rules 7th-from-Chandra
01-Nov-1826 (MTL age 8) her father suddenly remarries. Stepmother is cruel * Guru-Ketu bhukti
Shani mahadasha * age 9 until age 28
01-Aug-1843 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 5th-from-Chandra
Budha Mahadasha * age 28 until age 45
06-Nov-1860 Abraham Lincoln elected POTUS-16 * Budha-Surya bhukti * Surya karmesha
Jan-1862 grieved the decease of her favorite son Willie * Budha-Chandra bhukti
08-Nov-1864 Abraham Lincoln re-elected POTUS-16 in landslide win * Budha-Rahu bhukti
15-Apr-1865 Abraham Lincoln assassination * Budha-Rahu bhukti
1868-1870 Mary and her teenage son Tad reside in Frankfurt, Germany * Budha-Shani chidradasha
Ketu Mahadasha * age 45 until 52
July-1871 (MTL age 52) grieved the decease of her third son Tad * Ketu-Ketu swabhukti
Distinctive features of the Nativity
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.
POTUS-pair-16 Illinois 1818-1882 Mary Todd Lincoln .
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 rules 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.
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 rules 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 Zukra-yuti-Budha + Surya-yuti-Guru-7 show her dad as a local political booster and kingmaker with strong and contradictory ideological opinions (Dhanuzya). 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 = Zukra-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-Zukra. 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-Zukra 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.
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.
Chandra-1 (mind) receives drishti of rulers of nine bhava.
A complicated psycho-emotional setting = drishti into Chandra from Surya-Budha-Guru-Zukra +++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 is naturally generous and open-minded.
As a married couple they are exceptionally well-matched (his Makara-Dhaniztha 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 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 + Zukra + 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-Zukra-Budha-Surya cluster that resides in her Dhanuzya-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.
Mangala-6 occupies the emotionally conflicted 6th-from-Chandra
Euro-settlers on the frontier were often very sick and epidemics swept through frequently.
Mangala rules 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
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 (lKuja 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 (Zukra) spending disorder, associated with extreme mood swings. MTL's shopping binges focused on expensive purchases of luxury items such as jewelry and decorative finery (Zukra + 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).
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 (Zukra) 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-Zukra-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 support expectations
Surya + Zukra + Budha + Guru occupy the emotionally motivated partnerships of 7th-from-Chandra
Social rank and position * Budha-7 rules 1+4 + Guru-7 rules 7+10
Guru rules 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 (Dhanuzya) 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 swakshetra bhava-9 yuti Zukra 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 nichha-Zukra ++ navamsha uttama-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 Dhanuzya 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 (Dhanuzya) during her husband's Civil War presidency. Her relationship behavior was adjudged as both brilliant and horrible (mainly the latter due to bipolar promiscuity).
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 (Zukra-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 uttama-Zukra-yuti-Guru.
MARRIAGE partnership support expectations
Surya + Zukra + Budha + Guru occupy the emotionally motivated partnerships of 7th-from-Chandra
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 Zukra-Mahadasha, where Zukra-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.
Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka
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
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.
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)
Risk-rewarding Rahu occupies the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra
Ketu kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka * vasana-karaka (vacuum)
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.
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