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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



1861-1865 * POTUS-16

USA Civil War

1847-1849 * US Congressman from Illinois

land-deeds lawyer

circuit judge


author of the Emancipation Proclamation

Abraham Lincoln

Earthbody-Entry Monday-12-Feb-1809

Earthbody-Exit 15-Apr-1865 (age 56, assassinated in office )



1861-1865 * POTUS-16-partner

Mary Todd Lincoln

Earthbody-Entry 13-Dec-1818

Earthbody-Exit 16-July-1882 (age 63)

nativity of Mary Todd Lincoln


attorney circuit-riding judge * POTUS-16 = 1861 until 1865 (assassinated in office) * Abraham Lincoln * 1809-1865

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Pushya * Sidhya

BPL commentary

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

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

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

Laws and Customs

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

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

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

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

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

"An earnest, thoughtful character,

intelligent and quite religious in his outlook.

  • Quite often a regular attendant at church services

  • and a supporter of church and religious activities.

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

and has the ability to rise in position

  • and to command the respect of his associates.

He will fill a position of executive requirements

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

LincolnMaryTodd_1848.jpg * abraham-lincoln_young.jpg

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha bhukti

according to Ra, the version of AL who assumed the crucial POTUS responsibilities was a walk-in from 4th density who assumed control of Lincoln's body-complex

Chandra Mahadasha * age birth until age 9.3

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

1816 (AL age-7) his father a pioneer land speculator lost all claimed lands in a property title lawsuit which showed his father's claims-of-entitlement to be invalid * Chandra-Ketu bhukti *

Mangala Mahadasha age 9.3 until age 16.3

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-Rahu bhukti

Rahu Mahadasha * age 16.3 until age 34.3 * 1825-1843

15-Apr-1837 arrived in Springfield, Illinois (AL age 28) to set up law practice * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 11-profits

04-Nov-1842 (AL age 33, MTL's age 23) Marriage to Mary Todd Lincoln * Rahu-Mangala chidradasha * Kuja rules Vrischika swamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Makara-Karkata contact Chandra-Makara-Draco

Guru Mahadasha * age 34.3 until age 50.3 * 1843-1859

Mar-1847 first elected term in Illinois House of Representatives * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru-3 rules 11th-from-5th gain of election

1843 (AL age 33) AL + a partner bought a local shop. Almost immediately, his General Store failed in a healthy economy * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rogesha

01-Aug-1843 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Guru-Guru swabhukti

17-Jan-1851 grieved decease of father Thomas Lincoln * Guru-Ketu bhukti

Shani mahadasha * age 54.3 until decease age 56 * 1859-1878

06-Nov-1860 (AL age 51) elected POTUS-16 * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 10th-from-10th

20-Dec-1860 South Carolina secedes from the Union * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 8-catastrophe

12-Apr-1861 USA Civil War begins * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 8-catastrophe

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-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 12-liberation

04-Apr-1864 after heavily promoting it as a vital necessity for the Union, AL presided over the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment that outlawed slavery * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha committee work, documents

08-Nov-1864 AL re-elected POTUS-16 in landslide win * Shani-Budha bhukti * Surya-yuti-Budha = Surya rules 10th navamsha

15-Apr-1865 Lightbody Lift-off * assassination by Confederate activist * Shani-Ketu bhukti

Distinctive features of the nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * Jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Kumbha * Arka * the radiator * radio
  • Surya in bhava-8 * center of revelation and emergence * intelligence for trauma healing and rejuvenation * brightly transformative * focus on discovery * initiatory entitlements * father-figure plays disguised roles * eye on occulted mysteries * sparkling center of the secrecy-drama
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * speaks and gestures in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama and games * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals, power-politics, poetic love, and romance


Dad = an evaluator (Surya rules 2), + businessman (Budha rules 3), + land speculator of fluctuating fortunes. Dhanapathi Surya in bhava-8 undisclosed assets.

Surya-yuti-Budha combines the rulers of 2 + 3 + 12, exacerbating the verbal and psychological intensity of Dad's challenging influence on Abe.

AL recounted that Dad was unforgivingly harsh and materially-economically minded always. Surya-Kumbha

Dad spent much of his life fighting legal battles over land-ownership deeds of title, which were often found to be forgeries, purchases claimed but never paid, or documents improperly written (Budha) * Surya in bhava-8-occult = hidden transactions (Budha transactions). Occasionally dad also had windfall profits in the wild-west land-grab marketplace (Kumbha marketplace).

Surya's charismatic authority is weakened in 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). Dad was pragmatic but not always honest. AL often mentioned his struggles with his family of origin.(Simha-2)

As a circuit-riding judge who dealt mainly with endless land-claim disputes of the invading Euro-settlers, "Honest Abe" gained a reputation for fair adjudication under contentious circumstances. Lagnesha Chandra in classroom-7 identified with equity. 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.

Volatile, unpredictable Surya in bhava-8 also rules the emotionally catastrophic, sudden-transformations 8th-from-Chandra.

Generally this birth would be expected to be relatively short-lived. One would serve as a revolutionary (8) figure who tis empowered to initiate a Great Change.

Eruptive circumstances for father and son. AL's father experienced many upheavals including widowhood (8) and disastrous financial loss from opportunistic land speculation gone wrong. Surya-Kumbha-8 receives drishti of opportunistic property=seeking Rahu-4-Thula.

Surya-yuti-Budha occupies 2nd-from-Chandra = the family and its lineage values,

Dad was said to have been harsh and dominating toward everyone, including his son Chandra in 12th from Surya = dissolution of father's empathy. 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.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka


  • Chandra-Makara-Draco * comforted by rhythmic hierarchical ordering
  • Chandra in Shravana * comforted by careful listening * protectors of undulating shamanic sound, customary lawfulness, structured parenting, reputable dwelling
  • Chandra in classroom-7 * comfort in arrangements; familiar with security-focused bargaining, soothed by equity, needs to feel the repeating pulse of deal-making, routine habits of matched partnership, settled into the rhythm of negotiations, need for balanced contracts; nourished by undulating agreements


Chandra in Shravana * The Listener * accepts accepts drishti from Mangala-4 + drishti from Shani-5

Chandra lagnesha = home and homeland = rules Karkata 10th navamsha


Mom married young and worked hard. 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. Chandra in classroom-7 = life's primary relationship is with the Mother. She died when AL was nine, during his Mangala-Rahu bhukti ++ gochara-Rahu-opposition.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional support expectations

7th from Chandra-7 = bhava-1

  • Chandra in Shravana in yuvathibhava-7 accepts incoming drishti from Shani-5 ++ Mangala-4
  • Mary Todd Lincoln had a wild, complex, conflicted personality. She faced many challenges in life, including mental health, social criticism, and physical ailments such as migraine headaches.
  • Yet even through many separations and disagreements, MTL remained fiercely loyal to her marriage and protective of her husband,.

Father-in-law powerful influence

MTL's dad was an affluent businessman with political interests, AL's father-in-law == bhava-3 = 9th-from-7.

  • MTL spent extravagantly on luxuries. She gave lavish all-night dance-parties and her open-door policy was known throughout Springfield. * Zukra-Meena * uttama = 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.

MTL's mental health

MTL's Arudra-Chandra occupies the incompatible 6/8 from AL's Sravana-Chandra.

Despite MTL's unswerving dedication to her husband's career, MTL suffered episodes of severe depression and wild elation (her Arudra-Chandra-8). Violent 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 Chandra matches AL's dazamamza lagna, showing her key role in his career.

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!

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

  • When Chandra rules 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 Earthbody-Exit .
  • The couple spoke appreciatively of each other's merits and 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 pension might have been attractive to a potential second husband, MTL never remarried .

Longevity and accommodation in marriage

  • The lifemate for Chandra in classroom-7 = dedicated to the welfare of the native.
  • AL's routine-seeking Chandra in Shravana 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.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Yogakaraka Kuja rules 5-politics, gambling, children + 10 profession, public roles, leadership

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

The combined Mangala mahadasha + Rahu mahadasha = 25 years, AL's age 9 until 34

AL was born with the empowered, dynamic energy Kuja-yuti-Rahu to handle frontier settlement challenges and ultimately, national union challenges = 4, land use, properties, nation-state, homeland

success under exceptionally difficult leadership conditions

Expertise in Property Law ++ Passion for Property Ownership

  • Having grown up with a land-speculator father, AL was especially knowledgeable in the law of property-claims.
  • On the judicial circuit, AL handled mainly property-claim conflicts

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

  • AL's dynamic decisions about property ownership 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 property
  • Everything 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

Kuja-yuti-Rahu = bhava-4 homeland, nationalism

  • settlement, property, boundaries; the energetic (Kuja)
  • Wild West World of homesteading, unclear land claims, boom-bust profits (Rahu).
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu rules Meza == the defensive, culturally-rooted, routine-loving, patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra

Expertise on matters of property ownership, agriculture (4) and economic systems (11) His swift and decisive constitutional adjudication of the slave question (Thula fairness, justice) often overshadows the substantial work that he performed toward modernizing the USA economy (11).

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


Vimala Yoga

  • Budha-Kumbha * connecting communications * systematic pronouncements * articulation of social-scientific networks * descriptive inter-webbed definitions * diagrams the marketplace linkages *futuristic conversations * messages about communities * discusses economic transactions * explains large-scale social participation linkage * hands-arms-shoulders send distributive-associative gestures
  • Budha in bhava-8 * narrative of hidden information, mysterious facts, unexpected eruptions, shocking revelations, detailed discoveries, describer of unexpected circumstances, explainer of sudden change, delivers instructions for new identity, talks about transformative healing and renewal
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of radiant authority * message of willpower and charisma * confidently talkative father

Fulfillment of Purpose

Budha in bhava-8 rules

  • Mithunaya-12 imagination, invisibility, Other Worlds = MTL's Arudra Chandra
  • Kanya-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

Budha in bhava-8-Sata-taraka communicator receives drishti of over-reaching Rahu-4.

Budha-yuti-Surya = lawyer In the rural areas of Illinois, his judging and lawyering skills involved Talking with folks all over the state The circuit rider job provided wide exposure to different viewpoints. AL's tasks (Budha, handcraft) included judge, jury, assessor, regulator, document examiner, and more.

Budha-8 receiving drishti of Rahu-4 talks about a cultural mixing, over-reaching, to some preposterous (Rahu) claim of racial equality. = Budha-dialog

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Meena * much sleep. inner guidance, many imaginings, many dreams, intuitive beliefs, doctrine of esoteric understandings, expands the scope of contemplative awareness, multiple prayers and visions
  • Guru in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * swabhava * many and diverse doctrines * multiple beliefs * much preaching * broad understanding of teachings * multiple father-figures * father may be overbearingly philosophical * many guru-professor * much patronage * extensive worldview
  • Guru-yuti-Zukra sodarya-karaka * multiple sisterly-figures * permission to make deals * abundant pleasures + treasures * optimistic diplomatic philosophy * large-scale alignments * broad scope of partnerships * diverse financial arrangements

Guru rules

  1. the emotionally talkative, communicative cohort evangelical instructional team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra
  2. the sanctuary-seeking, privatized 12th-from-Chandra
  3. 6 = Circumstances of war, slavery, profound disagreement, accusation.
  4. Meena-9 karakaamsha

Management , Administration, Meetings, Correspondence

Guru in bhava-9 located in the conversational 3rd-from-Chandra -7 expands AL's capacity for all aspects of Business management such as discussions, conversations, messaging, small-group process, projects, planning, schedules, itineraries, writing, correspondence.

Military Planning * Communication with Generals

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 zero military experience. However, he 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.

He hired and fired (3) generals with aplomb. After firing a few, 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, Lincoln 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 Kuja-yuti-Rahu choice.

Famed for Announcement, 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 (Budha) and his collocative vocabulary (3 phrases) became deeply influential.

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

  • 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

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

Guru-yuti-Zukra =charitable, financially focused (Zukra dhanakaraka)

AL was hardworking and often ill. Yet, AL had capital to fund his political campaigns and social entertaining. Most of his funding came from his wife MTL's father = Meena = 9th-from-7th-from-Chandra

Guru Mahadasha * age 38.2 until age 54.2 * 1845-1861

  • Political career began when elected to USA Congress = Mar-1847 first elected term in Illinois House of Representatives * Guru-Guru swabhukti

  • Remained in elected roles for remainder of Guru Mahadasha until POTUS-16 win in Shani-Shani swabhukti

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Zukra rules 4-properties + 11 goals, achievements

  • Zukra-Meena * uttama * appreciation of music * likes imagery * attracted to spiritual equity * intuitively artistic * pleasures of imagination * enjoys symbolic clairsentience * dreamlike arrangements
  • Zukra-3 * pleasure of explanatory description * gracious messaging * enjoys commercial harmony * aesthetic instructions * feminine-figures (sisters * aunts * neighbors) dominate the cohort * appreciation of communications * aesthetic instructions * pleasing designs to adorn the ears * arms * shoulders * and hands * feminine-figures (sisters * aunts * neighbors) dominate the cohort * appreciation of balanced communications
  • Zukra-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

Dhanayoga * Zukra-Meena * uttama * revenues

  • Vriddhipathi Zukra occupies 11th-from-11th

Zukra-Meena * uttama rules

  • 4-home, patriotism
  • 11-gains, community, mass-movements, social networks

Powerful Zukra-Meena * uttama = expanded by Meena-Guru

Double-drishti sukha-graha drishti upon bhava-3 communications, management, conference, cohort, collaboration

  • Guru-9 casts drishti upon 1 + 3 + 5
  • Zukra-9 drishti upon 3

AL had been a shopkeeper (3) and frequently-traveling (3) horseback circuit-riding (3) lawyer .

The strongest influence upon AL's political career was MTL's businessman (3) father = 9th-from-7th-from-Chandra

  • 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

Eloquent, Elegant, and Abundant Speeches* Zukra-yuti-Guru drishti into-3 located in 3rd-from-Chandra

  • Famed for his speeches ** after the walk-in 1853
  • AL's presidential years are distinguished in the public memory by his speeches.

His measured, paced expression of words (Zukra grace) 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.

AL said that his mother (Chandra-7-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.

Liquor Meena-Zukra

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 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. 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 (3) became a welcoming place for political discussions and conversations among Mr. Lincoln's constituents

The nice drishti from Zukra-yuti-Guru into 3 = MTL was gifted in parlor-talk, salon management . People from all stations of life remembered that Mary had treated them nicely.

Despite her mental health struggles, MTL's extravagant entertainments focused on Zukra 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 elevated POTUS-16.

MTL's many troubles

Guru rules 6th-from-7th-from-Chandra, showing multiple conflicts.

Guru-yuti-Zukra indicates MTL's dramatic - eventually psychotic - luxury shopping addiction

Mary Todd had several (Guru) well-placed suitors. Yet she suffered from mental and physical illnesses including severe migraine headaches. She felt most comfortable with Abe who had plenty of his own health miseries, including depression.

Retrospectively, historical scholars now consider Mrs. Lincoln to have suffered from bipolar disorder (due to her spending sprees) or perhaps borderline personality disorder (due to trauma og abandonment by her deceased mother and rejection by the stepmother).

Mary Todd's political entertaining skills (Zukra-3 rules 5) and her family's financial standing were essential elements in Abe's rise to POTUS-16 . During her husband's constant judicial-duty absences, she continued entertaining (Zukra-3 rules 5) which both enhanced his social reputation and showed more people how crazy her spending patterns were.

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

Super-powerful political career yoga shows MTL's key role in his career

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

Zukra ruler of political 5th-from-Chandra ultimately controls the powerhouse Kuja-yuti-Rahu-10 suggesting diplomatic, negotiating strategies in the context of war (Kuja). Naturally this arrangement covers the USA Civil War and its conditions of excessive violence, but Zukra also governs the excessive conditions within their marriage as Mrs. Lincoln's mental health issues began to worsen.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Shani-5 rules Chandra-Makara

Shani rules 2nd-from-Chandra-family line, assets, speech-eyes-face-hair

  • Shani-Vrizchika * heavy old secrets * obliged to uncover the camouflaged realities of mass transformation * pressured to regulate the flow of occult identity changes * must explore masked trauma * vital energy compression stress zone = genitals-anus * strictly imposed rules for confidential matters must be respected * must materialize dangerous hidden knowledge * must regulate the threat of disaster * must work with tightly regulated conditions of emergency * must accept the conventional methods of rigidly slow elder shamans * sustained conditions of proletarian revolution * must engage in continued discovery despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-5 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious children. One must create drama with scarce confidence; cautious of politics, conventional intelligence; heavy weight of children; resistance to genius, tense performance, creative fatigue, chronic pressure on the heart + spine ; heavy resistance to individual authenticity. Resistance to new fashions and romance. Resentment toward changes in games and amusements. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as gambling regulator, scholar, constrained speculator, royally, celebrity figure.

Shani-5 occupies the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra


  1. Shani's 3rd drishti to Makara-Chandra-1 shows personal discipline but also deep sadness due to a dignified private grief following death of the mother, his age-9
  2. Shani's 7th drishti to Vrishabha-bhava-5 politics shows his persistence in a highly contentious field
  3. Shani's 10th drishti to Simha bhava-8 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-1

Personality and Tall, Thin Fleshbody

As of 2018, Abraham Lincoln was reckoned as the tallest president at a lanky 6' 4" and weighing a slender 180 pounds

Shani drishti to Makara Chandra-1 = 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.

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-11 community rules Budha-2 speeches +++ Chandra-1 sensitivity, feelings, rhythm

Mental health * Shani-11 drishti into Chandra-1

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 Lincoln not been assassinated while POTUS (age 56), the disease would have been estimated to cap his lifespan at less than 60 years.


Shani drishti + Mangala drishti to 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.

Shani mahadasha * age 54.2 until decease age 56 * 1861-1865

During Shani Mahadasha, he looked tired. He was tired. It would soon be finished.

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

  • Rahu-Thula-Vanika * shimmering illusion of balance * craving for trade * mask of fairly bargained contracts * over-reaching arrangements * marvelous deals * exciting culturally-mixed partnerships * mirage of deal-making * extraordinary terms of agreement * fascinating alliances * ambitious diplomacy * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) * shimmering illusion of security * craving for customary rhythms * risky policing * mirage of home and shelter * mask of ancestral belonging to a habitual place * illusory acts of protective defense * over-reaching patriotism * fabulous farms and fisheries * fascinating ethnic routines * marvelous localities * intriguing owned properties * extraordinary cetaceans * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of motherliness, nationalism, loyalty to the homeland, parent-rolesattributes of negotiation, equity-assurance * seeks privilege via advocacy, counseling, adviser-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-4 * passion for property, routine, roots * in swabhava of Comforting Chandra, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual cultural roots; seeks thrilling opportunities in property ownership, unusual lands + vehicles, buildings, farms, vehicles. Desires an, important role in land use entitlements.. Ambitious, Over-reaching property-owners, real-estate deeds and claims, fence-makers, boundary-defenders, transporters, drivers of trucks and ships, police, schoolteachers, farmers, fisherfolk. Boasts deep roots in the local environment. Rahu-4 trespasses the cultural boundaries of ethnic settlement, agriculture, fencing, roadways. Craves a showcase home, fabulous garden, or prestige lands.. Ambitious character of the parents, especially the mother.
  • 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

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

Although the rough, gaunt, rural-mannered, self-taught attorney Lincoln was a very unlikely dark horse candidate for POTUS-16, 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. His Thula lagna matches Lincoln's Thula karmasthana. Having paid the horrible price in blood of brothers and brought the war to a close, Lincoln got the all-clear exit.

Rahu-10 drishti to 2-4-6 ++ Kuja rules 4-boundaries, nation +11-economics

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.

His capacity for executive command decisions in land-ownership cases, due to hard-won experience during his childhood (4) with his land-speculating father

risk-taker in governance matters (10), aggressively (Kuja) decisive but fair (Thula).

Kuja-yuti-Rahu strong in 10th-from-Chandra * desire (Rahu) to achieve the top rank (10) and the energy (Mangala) to pursue high ranking position. Rahu amplified his executive (10) authority.

Rahu Mahadasha * age 19.2 until age 38.2

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidrakaraka * departure

  • Ketu-Meza * dissociates from competitive dominance, incomplete nobility, empty arrival, dissolute conquest, not limited by blood or birth, ignores restriction on innovative movement
  • Ketu in classroom-10 * disregards status and rank * no barriers in class-pyramid, fearless toward regulations, absent from officialdom officials, vacuous leadership roles, irrelevance of the government, ambivalence toward dignity and respect. One abandons a position of social authority or lawful power, ignores the social ordering rules, surrenders executive roles.

Ketu in classroom-10 occupies emotionally stability-seeking the defensive, culturally-rooted, routine-loving, patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra

Ketu in classroom-10 = the executive or worker whose career duties are so significant (Rahu-10) that one is rarely at home. Ketu in classroom-10dissolves 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-4 + 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.

Guru-Meena rules-12 astral worlds, bridge ++ 3 communications, announcements.

During the wildcard bhukti of Guru-Ketu, seemingly out of the ethers, 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 Guru-Rahu, the extreme makeover was complete.

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 slavery 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 Congressman 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 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 Earthbody-Exit 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, at his 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 (age 56).


POTUS-16-partner * from 1861 until 1865 * Mary Todd Lincoln * 1818-1882

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising 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 guidance roles.

Growth Shocks

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.

  • 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 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. Her 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. Mary bonded with an elder sister which somewhat relieved the home stress. (Ketu-4 allows Mary to abandon the childhood home). But Zukra-6 bandesha indicates ongoing conflict despite the trappings of material luxury.

born 10 months before

born six months before

born six months after

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 father suddenly remarries; MTL's stepmother is cruel * Guru-Ketu bhukti

Shani mahadasha * age 9 until age 28

04-Nov-1842 (MTLr age 23) Marriage to POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln * Shani-Zukra bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Makara-Karkata contact Karkata swamsha

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

Zukra Mahadasha * age 52 until decease age 63

16-July-1882 MTL age 63) Lightbody Lift-off * Zukra-Surya bhukti * Surya-yuti-Guru * Guru maraka rules-2

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 .

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Dhanuzya* Aditya * the unsplit, undivided
  • Surya in bhava-2 * center of values * intelligence for storage * conservation * containment * values; focus on treasuries * banking entitlements * bright face-speech-song * eye on capitalization-banking * * father pronouncing center of family* sparkling center of the treasury-drama
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * speaks and gestures in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama and games * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals, power-politics, poetic love, and romance
  • Surya-yuti-Guru * confidently expansive in drama and games * permissive father-figure bright self-referential teachers * charitably manifests the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent approach to doctrine * entitled to philosophize * radiantly generous
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * artistic father-figure * uniquely intelligent sister-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive features


Dad = Robert Smith Todd a well-capitalized planter and a substantial land-owner in slave-state Kentucky Surya in bhava-2 = was also a shopkeeper (Surya rules 3-business) and Whig politician in the frontier town of Lexington, Kentucky.

He 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 rules 7-law

MTL was a top student in all subjects, especially writing (Budha). She managed a large household and 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 in his job as a judicial circuit rider, but 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.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Mithunaya * comforted by rhythmic signal messaging
  • Chandra in Arudra * comforted by exciting signals * protectors of stormy wildness, sensitive to animal instincts, undulating entrancement, sensitive swaying seduction

  • Chandra in classroom-8 * comfort in crisis * familiar with catastrophic events * needs to feel the pulse of repeating identity transformation * soothed by secrecy * accustomed to regular routines of upheaval * seeks the deep rhythm of initiations * acculturated to exploratory occult sensitivities * need for unsettling discoveries * nourished by self-reinvention * emotionally attuned to patterns of undulating shakti-shocks

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.

Mrs. Lincoln'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.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka


  • Mangala-Vrizchika * Swakshetra * vigorous pursuit of secrets * proactive exploration * push toward discovery * champion of emergency action * champion of emergency action
  • Mangala in bhava-1 * A fighter * a winner * a champion.* drive toward embodied performance vitality * pursuit of competition * direct physical action * thrusting vigor * dominating personality * potentially a bully. Can dig * drill * dive * excavate * plumb * explode * explore (both physically and psychologically) dynamic innovator * lively push toward fast driving+ speedy transport * energized muscular conquests * athletic body.
  • Kuja-yuti-Surya * active creativity * high-energy confidence * dynamic genius * championship force joins willful charm * potential for aggressive politics * brilliant competitions * self-promoting * vigorous theatrical displays

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

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).

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Dhanuzya * 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 value-fulfillment * conversations about natural resources, history * instructions for conservation, banking, treasuries * discusses sound values, speech-song, eyes-face * tells stories * defines storage * describer of family lineage * explainer of wealth preservation * delivers instructions for preservation of collected assets * talks about knowledge base * conserves libraries * quick with language * repeats from memory
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of radiant authority * message of willpower and charisma * confidently talkative father
  • Budha-yuti-Guru * explainer of doctrinal belief * affinity for preaching, professorial, theory-developing roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of charitable generosity, message of optimism and expansion, talkative teacher
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements * affinity for diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking communicator roles * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * vocabulary of balanced arrangements * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners , talkative sister-cousin-cohort, lyricist

Budha rules

  • 1 + 4
  • from Chandra 1+4
  • Budha rules 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 (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

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Dhanuzya * mulatrikona * much philosophy, broad worldview, doctrine of inclusive diversity, humanistic guidance, expands the scope of belief, multiple theories, many sacred teachings
  • Guru in bhava-2 * much hoard * many songs * many stories * history * storage * several genetic lineages * much many accumulated goods * numerous languages * 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-Zukra sodarya-karaka * multiple sisterly-figures * permission to make deals * abundant pleasures + treasures * optimistic diplomatic philosophy * large-scale alignments * broad scope of partnerships * diverse financial arrangements

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).

Professor Bright Bhrigu * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Dhanuzya * appreciation of humanistic belief * likes broad perspectives * attracted to teachers and priests * pleasures of theory * dogmatic arrangements * enjoys indoctrination * aesthetic of philosophical worldview
  • Zukra-2 * swabhava * pleasure of gathered treasures * enjoys banked assets * bargains toward collected equity; feminine-figures predominate the family * gracious storyteller * preserved * linguistic * voiced * * pleasing designs to adorn the face * mouth * jaw * neck * teeth * and hair * historical values * appreciation of speech-and-song
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama, appreciation for political display, theatrical negotiations, self-focused arrangements, radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining, sweetly confident entitlements, enjoys politics, negotiating father-figure, intelligently focused on trades, arrangements, contracts * arrangements according to father's choice or self-will
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * * sweetened messages * gracious explanations * singing and songwriting * articulate negotiations * talkative sister-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort communicative arrangements * youthful beauty, sibling-cohort communicative agreements, youthful beauty * detailed contracts * arrangements according to mental logic
  • Zukra-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

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

Zukra 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 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-Kumbha * moolatrikona 0-20 deg * heavy old economic systems, obliged to conform to the marketplace rules, pressure to maintain social linkage, vital energy compression stress zone = skin-nerves, strictly imposed regulations for electro-magnetic networking, limitations on earnings distribution, must materialize past-to-future gridwork, must sustain lowest-common-denominator proletarian communities, rigidly slow elder friends and mentors, must continue to achieve social-material goals despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-4 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious childhood foundations. One must remain in place, have to root, defend, reinforce the existing shelter. Cautious, conventional mother-figures. Tense childhood, educational fatigue, chronic household scarcity; strict boundaries; heavy legacy pressure to reinforce customary cultural boundaries. Resistance to new homes and active construction. Resentment toward changes in predictable routine. Support for socially-approved dutiful roles as parent, schoolteacher, police, border defense, fisher, farmer, ritual worship, temple maintenance, guardian of local infrastructure.

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

Strict and Sober Shani occupies the emotionally motivated ideological, doctrinal, belief-based worldview = 9th-from-Chandra. . Her 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)

  • Rahu-Meza-Arya * shimmering illusion of first-arrival * craving for superiority * exotic use of dominating force * mask of competitive action * mirage of innovative pioneering * over-reaching urgency * extraordinary muscularity * mesmerizing forward movement * unusual athleticism * fascinating conquests * marvelous warriorship * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of heroic action; winning of contests, natural chief * seeks privilege via champion-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-6 * (beneficial placement) passion for conflict, remedies * in swabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual arguments, thrilling defense of victims, conflicts, miseries, medicines, servants, accusation, injustices. Craves an environment of disagreement, injustice, misuse. Desires an important role in matters of disease, injury, warfare, labor, unfairness, toxicity * Exciting enemies. Rahu-6 trespasses the cultural boundaries in matters of debt, drugs, slavery, betrayal, exploitation, war. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a victim, a druggist, a litigator, a problem-solver, an abuser, a diseased person, an enslaved person, a relative of the mother's people. Risk-rewarding, boundary-breeching Rahu thrives in Bhava-6 where He finds opportunity in the worlds of crime, war, pharmacy, self-medication, toxicity.

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

  • Ketu-Thula * dissociates from bargaining * vacillates in compromise * incomplete alliance * empty trades * surrendered trust * dispersed negotiations * ignores restriction on deal-making * applies balanced equity to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-12 * (beneficial) * ambivalent toward enclosures, absent from the ancestor spirits, disregards fantasy boundaries, dissolves the isolated sanctuaries, irrelevance of sleep * Ambivalence toward clairsentient empowerment, disinterested in invisibility. One abandons the veil between perceptual worlds, ignores the dreams, surrenders the fear of imprisonment.


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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