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1865-1869 * POTUS-17

Mar-Apr-1865 * VPOTUS with POTUS-16 Abraham Lincoln

1853-1857 + 1862-1865 * Governor of Tennessee

1857-1862 * Mar-Jul-1875 * US-Senator from TN

1843-1853 * US-Congressmember from Tennessee

1835 * Tennessee State Congress

1834 * Mayor of Greeneville TN


Andrew Johnson

a.k.a. Tennessee Johnson

Earth-birth Thursday-29-Dec-1808

dematerialization 31-Jul-1875 (age 66)



1865-1869 * POTUS-17-partner

Eliza McCardle Johnson

Earth-birth 04-Oct-1810

dematerialization 15-Jan-1876 (age 65)


Governor of Tennessee * POTUS-17 = 1865 until 1869 * attorney * Andrew Johnson * 1808--1875

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Dhaniṣṭha-Delphinus * Vasu

BPL commentary

For Dhaniṣṭha births of a masculine valence, the condition of kinesthetic, direct, yang-energy, forward-pushing bhratru-karaka Mangala may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Kuja-ruled paradigm of Vasava, brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, dancers, champions, challengers, inventors, explorers, dis-coverers, engineers, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pushers, invaders, pursuers, competitions and battles may be especially influential.

Dhaniṣṭha-born often respond to a deep inner fear [Shani] which manifests as aggressive survival-driven competition [Kuja]. The result = orderly, direct, empowered, and dynamic structured action.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Delphinus. Their purpose is social engineering, economic competition, and achievement of dominant positions.

Hierarchical Power Climber

Kuja-ruled Vasu-born fellows endure acute Shani-Mangala tension. These men are intensely competitive. In no uncertain terms, these men play to win. Goal-directed and often ruthless, their playing fields are typically located in the corporate-institutional hierarchies of Shani, where they strive for alpha-dominant positions.

Operating in orderly Shani-controlled environments of Makara and Kumbha, Vasu champions are surrounded by lawful, systematic, and often timid folks who rarely resist Hrsikesha's powerful ascent to the peak of the hierarchy.

Dhaniṣṭha + Sraviztha are a pair, similar to the Purva-Uttara pairs. Like genteel Shraviztha, those born within Dhaniṣṭha are highly sensitive to rhythm, pace, and tone. They can develop successful careers in music and dance performance. Unlike demur Soma-ruled Shraviztha, those born into Kuja-ruled Dhaniṣṭha favor athletic, competitive movement. They thrive where the blood-stirring beat of the war-drums is pulsing, energizing, and strong. They set high-achievement goals. Dhaniṣṭha are determined to win the contest, at any cost. When Dhaniṣṭha folk choose an entertainment career, it is often full of loud singing, vigorous dance, sexual strutting, and dominated by men.

Makara pada 1-2 express Kuja's control of 4-lands-roots + 11-earnings. Pro-actively patriotic (4) and driven to achieve profits (11), they are often found in real-estate (4) education (4) agriculture (4) transportation (4) police + defense industry (4) minerals + mining (4) or in any marketplace where the path to economic gain (11) is open to Kuja's dominating, goal-oriented, competitive vigor. Since Mangala activates a 6/8 pair, their Achilles Heel = economic protectionism (4-11). Outcome depends upon the character of Mangala.

Kumbha pada 3-4 express Kuja's control of 3-commerce + 10-leadership. Any commercial endeavor suits the pada 3-4 Hrsikesha-born, so long as they find a path toward governing power. Gifted in manufacturing (3) programming and process (3) sales-marketing (3) and all business functions, this breed competes aggressively for leadership.

Kumbha pada 3-4 = famed as dominating, irascible, intimidating personalities who may have been bullied in their youth. Their innovative actions may change the course of civilization. Since Kuja activates a 6/8 pair, their Achilles Heel = micro-management (3-10). Outcome depends upon the characteristics of Mangala.

Themes of band-of-brothers, survival, vitality, forceful movement, controlled explosion, exploration,winning, pioneering, discovery, invention, drilling, penetration, invasion, intimidation, sexual pursuit, and conquest may contextualize Vasu's terrestrial experience. Incoming drishti from Kuja can mobilize their progressive, pioneering actions. Also applies to Chandra in Dhaniṣṭha

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

"Two entirely different types are born with Dhaniṣṭha rising.

It depends on the part of this asterism, which lies on the Rising Point, as to which type predominates.

  • The key notes of both are optimism and ambition .

They both have thick necks and heavy thighs.

  • But there the similarity stops. (see later Pada descriptions)."


Andrew Johnson painted by William Brown Cooper, in: 1856

Johnson, a former tailor, was said to have been always impeccably dressed * Shukra-1 yogakaraka

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha Calendar

Chandra Mahadasha * age birth until age 10

29-Dec-1808 Earth-birth in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA * Chandra-Chandra svabhukti * Chandra activates 7-agreements

04-Jan-1812 grieved the decease of father * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 7th-from-9th

1818 (AJ age 10) sold into bonded apprenticeship, to a Raleigh tailor * Chandra-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates Rahu in 6th-from-Chandra servitude

Mangala Mahadasha * age 10 until age 17

Rahu Mahadasha * age 17 until age 35

1826 (AJ age 18) moved his mother, stepfather, and siblings to Greeneville TN * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

27-May-1827 exchange marriage vows with the cobbler's daughter Eliza McCardle (his age 18; her age 16) * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

1827 (AJ age 19) Eliza McCardle teaches her husband Andrew Johnson to read and write * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

1828 (AJ age 20)celebrated the birth of child-1 * Rahu-Guru bhukti

1829 (AJ age 21) elected town alderman in Greeneville TN * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru-2 occupies 10th-from-Chandra-5 politics

04-Jan-1834 (AJ age 25) elected Mayor of Greeneville TN * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 10th-navamsha

1835 elected to Tennessee State Congress from Greene County, aligned politically to POTUS-07 Indian Removal 1767-1845 Andrew Jackson * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 10th-navamsha

1837 lost re-election * Rahu-Ketu bhukti

1839 (AJ age 31) won re-election to Tennessee State Congress. AJ remained undefeated in all elections for the next 30 years.* Rahu-Shukra bhukti * Shukra-1 atmakaraka yogakaraka activates 5 + 10

1841 elected to Tennessee State Senate. Sells the prosperous tailoring business, retains the valuable real-estate portfolio including plantations, buys another 10 slaves. * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra-5 rules 7-deal-making

1843 begins five-term WDC service as US-Congressmember from Tennessee until 1853. His wife Eliza remains in Greeneville TN. * Rahu-Mangala chidra-dasha * Kuja-9 occupies 11th-from-11th + Kuja activates 11-goals, revenues, associative networks

Guru Mahadasha * age 35 until age 51

Aug-1853 (AJ age 45) elected Gov-Tennessee * Guru-Shukra bhukti * Shukra atmakaraka yogakaraka activates 5 + 10

1856 grieved the decease of mother * Guru-Mangala bhukti * Mangala activates 7th-from-Chandra

1857 (AJ age 49) while returning from WDC, AJ's rail carriage overturns causing a lifelong painful injury to his right arm * Guru-Mangala bhukti * Kuja activates + drishti to Ketu in 12th-from-Chandra

Oct-1857 elected US-Senator from Tennessee * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha * Rahu in bhava-10

Shani mahadasha * age 51 until decease age 65 = 1859 until 1874 (decease)

Oct-1859 the slavery issue reaches peak polarization. Owning 14 slaves and considerable property, Johnson becomes a singular exponent of slavery as a foundational, Constitutional right of American citizens. However, he remained a Unionist, opposed to Secession of the southern slave-states. * Shani-Shani swa bhukti * Shani lagnesha activates 10th-from-Chandra

Jun-1861 motivated primarily by wealthy landowners seeking to preserve their revenues from slavery, Tennessee secedes from the Union. * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani lagnesha activates 10th-from-Chandra = Shani activates bhava-2 treasuries

Mar-1862 (AJ age 53) appointed by Lincoln as Civil-Wartime military governor of Tennessee * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani lagnesha activates 10th-from-Chandra = Shani activates bhava-2 treasuries

Jan-1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation. AJ reluctantly abandons his slavery stance. As governor, AJ recruits 20,000 freed slaves into the Union Army for "menial tasks" * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 10th-navamsha + Budha activates 6-slavery

1863 (AJ age 55) eldest adult son Charles died after being thrown from a horse * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha-12 rules 2nd-from-5 = decease of eldest child

04-Mar-1865 sworn-in as VPOTUS under Lincoln * heavily intoxicated for public speech * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 10th-navamsha + Budha activates 6-slavery

14-Apr-1865 (AJ age 56) becomes POTUS-17 following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha-12 rules Svamsha + 10th navamsha +6 +9 ++ Shani gochara via Tula-10

Feb-1868 impeached by Senate for obstructing abolitionist Reconstruction, escaped by one vote * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra-1 rules Rahu-10 in the contentious 6th-from-Chandra

Jul-11868 loses the party nomination for POTUS * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra-1 rules Rahu-10 in the contentious 6th-from-Chandra

03-Nov-1868 national election chooses POTUS-18 Civil War 1822-1885 Ulysses S. Grant. In a show of contempt for pro-slavery, nearly-impeached POTUS-17, newly-elected Grant refuses to communicate with sitting POTUS Johnson. * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra-1 rules Rahu-10 in the contentious 6th-from-Chandra

25-Dec-1868 lame-duck Johnson issues presidential amnesty for everyone involved in the criminalized Confederacy ++ miscellaneous political-favor pardons. * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra-1 rules Rahu-10 in criminal 6th-from-Chandra

1869 returns to Greeneville, Tennessee following an eight-year absence. * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra-1 homecoming

1869 severely alcoholic lawyer son Robert commits suicide * Shani-Rahu bhukti

1873 (AJ age 65) cholera + major financial losses due to bank collapse * Shani-Rahu bhukti * Rahu occupies 5th-from-Chandra

Jan-1875 re-elected to the US Senate by one vote * Shani-Rahu bhukti

31-Jul-1875 (AJ age 66) decease following a debilitating stroke * Shani-Rahu bhukti


Eliza McCardle died in Jan-1876 (five months later) following a multi-decade struggle with tuberculosis * Shani-Rahu bhukti

Distinctive features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * Jyotikarkaka

* Sarala Yoga

  • Pūrvāṣāḍhā * Surya-Dhanus * Aditya * the unsplit, undivided * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the preaching-teaching philosophical rashi of Brihaspati
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds * brightly contemplative * focus on seclusion * invisible light-source provides private guidance * intuitive entitlements * brilliant in research * backroom politics * intelligence for interior prayer * eye on creative imagination * sparkling center of the sanctuary * radiant clairsentient drama * father may be isolated or unavailable
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * gestures conduct the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama * skillful game-player * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals * narrative of power-politics * recites love poems * describes divine romance


During Chandra-Guru bhukti, Johnson's father died when little Andrew was four years old. The family, already of limited means, was plunged into dire poverty. Surya in bhava-12 = father invisible to the native.

Mom later remarried and AJ formed a mutually supportive relationship with stepdad. 8th-from-Surya (stepdad) = Karkata-7 ruled by Chandra-5, suggesting a favorable stepdad.


Surya-yuti-Budha-12 = behind-the-scenes activity in the typical smoke-filled-room. Surya gets provocative, argumentative drishti from Mangala-Kanya-9

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

  • Chandra-Urisha [uchcha] [mūlatrikoṇa] * comforted by precious values * settled into rhythmic gathering * needs luxury
  • Chandra in Krittika-Pleyades * soothed by confident assertion * protectors of intelligent tradition * needs to feel lineage creativity = Kri

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

MOTHER * Chandra in classroom-5 mutual drishti Shani-11

Mom survived in harsh circumstances, raising her children on the pittance she earned as a washerwoman. Shani drishti into Chandra imposes an emotionally sensitive survival narrative.

Chandra-Urisha [uchcha] + + Chandra in Krittika-Pleyades = Economic pressures from Shani, Yet, aJ enjoyed an encouraging, intelligent, supportive relationship with Mother.

Laundering was considered a less than respectable trade (associated with prostitution). Chandra activates 7 alliances and Rahu-10 in 6th-from-Chandra indicate that mom's tough times did not damage her ambitious spirit. Mom would have enjoyed politics and encouraged AJ in it. Chandra in classroom-5

AJ did not look like his siblings. It was rumored that AJ was not actually the son of the deceased purported father Surya in bhava-12 (invisible father). Benefitting much from yogakaraka Shukra-1, AJ was apparently much more outspoken, smarter, and quicker than his younger brother. However, neither AJ nor his mom were constrained by public opinion. To avoid wagging tongues, they moved West.

Mom's circumstances improved when she left Raleigh and moved with AJ to Greeneville. As her son's tailoring business, real-estate portfolio, and political career flourished, she rose in dignity. Shani drishti into [uchcha] Chandra = Both mother and wife were vigilant, steady supporters of their son and husband.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


Shani in Bhava-11 contains hard-working, change-resisting, stubborn, gainful, determined Shani. Eliza McCardle was 16 when she married Andrew Johnson age 18.

AJ had a trade (tailor). Eliza's father had been the town shoemaker. AJ and Eliza had shared roots in the small-trade classes. They were married for 56 years (Shani endurance) and died within 5 months of each other. Yet, they had long separations = Shani. The longest separation = eight years, due to a geography which is today a moderate commute was was then difficult and draining by carriage on rough roads/

Eliza did not accompany AJ on his many political travels. When AJ became POTUS-17 following Lincoln's assassination, Eliza did move into the Whitehouse. Yet claiming ill health, Eliza stayed in her bedroom for his entire term of office. Shani resists new environments. Their adult daughter hostessed the required social entertainments.

Chandra-5 politics rules 7-alliances, deals, brokerage

Overall, Johnson was able to craft more agreement in extremely high-conflict situations than many of his political peers, and his "bring slavery back" treachery was not significant enough to damage the Union.

AJ was not the great healer who was truly needed in that awful chaotic era full of seething wounds and distrust of brother by brother. Nevertheless, he was career broker of agreement among some very disagreeable people, and as a rather accidental president he at least kept the North and the South in communication.

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

  • Mangala-Kanya * penetrating logic * proactive helping * thrust toward service * energetic assistance to the needy * pushy complaints * (potentially) vindictive * champion of litigious accusation * military planning * aggressive indictments * investigative journalism * medical treatment interventions
  • Mangala in bhava-9 [karako bhavo nashto] * drive toward doctrine * champion of paradigmatic belief * pursuit of patronage * dynamic preaching * philosophy of innovation * believes in conquest * aggressive or sexualized paternal energies * dominating military father-figures * growth-challenging paternal behavior

Kuja activates

  • 4-patriotism, plantation homeland, farm, local roots
  • 11-economic profits, goals, achievements, gainfulness

Johnson actively instigated political arguments (Mangala-Kanya-9) and won them with sharp, aggressive, debating skills. * Mangala-Kanya-9 aggressive speech drishti to bhava-12 Surya-yuti-Budha + 3 + 4

Significant Dhana-yoga via Kuja

Vriddhi-pati-11 in Mangala in bhava-9 * earnings from vigor and competition

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

* Harsha Yoga

  • Budha-Dhanus [Mūla] * 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-12 * narrative of sanctuary * talks about quietude * commerce of the hermitage * discusses interior spiritual guidance * speaks from invisible location * instructions on reflective contemplation * detailed descriptions of intimate privacy * diagrams the astral inner terrain * explainer of quiet prayer * imaginative siblings * communication with distant worlds * delivers information about clairsentience * defines the dreamworld * logical visions
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * amusing explanations * entertaining chatter * central roles in communication * brightly clear descriptions * dramatic enunciation * confidently delivers instruction * articulation of radiant certainty * political messenger * talkative father-figures

Budha-Mula rules

  • 6-slavery, inequity, betrayal, unfairness
  • 9-fortunate elections, beliefs

Political fortunes accomplished via back-room deals = a reality for all successful politicians supported by Budha in bhava-12 -Mula

Shani-Budha bhukti * 1864 VPOTUS then quickly POTUS

Budha in bhava-12 -Mulaa activates 10th navamsha

Budha also rules 9 = 12th-from-10th dissolution of the boss. In 1864 AJ-the-Southern-unionist was selected as the unifying compromise running mate for Abraham Lincoln's re-election campaign.

Less than six weeks after the start of his second term of office, POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. AJ became POTUS-17 the next day. Although some believe AJ to be implicated in Lincoln's assassination, Harsha Yoga protected AJ from criminal accusation.

Guru * dhava-karaka (husband) * bahuta-karaka (variety)

  • Guru-Kumbha * much networking * many marketplaces * optimistic about big associations * permission to connect * scientific beliefs * doctrine of economic linkage * distributed guidance * expands the scope of social participation * multiple communities * diversity of friendships
  • Guru in bhava-2 * much hoard * many songs * many stories * extensive history * generous reserves * several genetic lines * many accumulated goods * numerous languages * expansive oratory * large eyes * many voices * many valuations * extensive accounts * grows the family lineage * optimistic heritage * believes in historic conservation * patron of speech-and-song * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be a keeper-collector-preserver

Guru in bhava-2 two families

In childhood

During Chandra-Guru bhukti, when little AJ was 3 years old, his father died in an accident The already poor family was thrust into dire straits. 04-Jan-1812 grieved the decease of father * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 7th-from-9th. Father's decease opened the way for mother's remarriage and childhood second family.

In adulthood

AJ produced five children via his Euro-American wife Eliza. AJ was legally married only once, never divorced, and his wife Eliza died five months after him. It was rumored that Johnson also fathered three children with his African-American house-slave Dolly who AJ purchased when Dolly was age 14.

Because Dolly's three children had Euro-white features, the townsfolk assumed that their father was Dolly's owner Andrew Johnson. However, AJ's Shukra having no companion graha = Shukra-1 alone in Makara-1 the evidence would not come from Shukra-1 appearance

Lagnesha Shani drishti to Shukra-1, Shani occupies 7th-from-Chandra, and Eliza ignored the situation. Rogesha Budha-12 may engage with servants and alcohols, Guru-2 indicates multiple families, offering some justification for the popular belief about Dolly and her children.

Benevolent Brihaspati occupies Kumbha-2 = the regulatory, social-authoritative 10th-from-Chandra-5 politics

Johnson's entire adult life after age 35 was dedicated to regulatory, legislative governance work. He held no salaried or appointed governance positions. All of his power came from popular [Kumbha] elections.

For nearly four decades. AJ cultivated a loyal plebian [Kumbha] constituency of poor white farmers, merchants, and skilled craftsmen Their economic [Kumbha] opportunities in their opinion were improved by legalizing race-based slavery.

In town, state, and national government roles, AJ functioned as the mouthpiece (2) spokesman (2) for his special constituency, the mass [Kumbha] of poor white tradesman, farmers, and merchants who hated the planter elites but wanted to maintain slavery as a tool they could use for future [Kumbha] social mobility.

AJ's loyal base was significantly non-literate, as AJ had been before his wife taught him how to read printed texts. He could read a pattern for cutting a garment, he could read the weather patterns, and he could read facial expressions like most men of his time, but he learned to read written texts only after marriage. Lacking literacy, many members of this electorate received their religious and political views from sermons of itinerant preachers.

The preachers often claimed that the US-Constitution was based on the Bible (false) and that the Bible declared white men to be divinely chosen masters of the Earth (claim not found in Bible). Similar to the also falsely Bible-based doctrine of Manifest Destiny (which had justified widespread killing of native peoples to facilitate Euro-American settlement) the doctrine of Biblically authorized slavery was deeply believed by most of AJ's longtime supporters.

AJ's lifetime loyal constituency ensured his unbroken record of 35 years never a lost election. Their beliefs [Guru] generally were driven by economics [Kumbha] but justified by faith [Guru]. Many of these white male voters were unshakably convinced of their Bible-based natural right to use their divinely provided race advantage for marketplace fain.

Johnson had risen in social status (Rahu-10) by means of slavery, starting from the most dire poverty and ending with substantial wealth as a slave-labor agricultural plantation owner and landowner. Despite its basis in false exegesis due mainly to poor literacy, this conviction was shared by AJ himself, and he spent a lifetime defending it.

Shukra * svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wifely companion)

[Atmakaraka] relationships, agreement, alliances, finance, negotiation, equity, justice, contracts, deal-making


  • Shukra-Makara-Draco * appreciation of authoritative status * likes architectural structure * attracted to officials * conducts lawful negotiations * beautiful bones * enjoys social position * class-conscious aesthetic * pleased by social regulation * hierarchical arrangements * prefers an orderly partner
  • Shukra-1 * seeks pleasure via handsome embodiment * enjoys the company of women * graciously attractive appearance * active style of balancing * pursues adjustable arrangements * appreciation of muscular vitality * pleasing designs to adorn the head * aesthetic of new life * physical exercise to balance the brain * identified with brokerage * seeks the sweet midpoint of dynamic negotiations * energetic pursuit of equity * identified with acts of diplomacy * bargains vigorously for fair exchange * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be an athlete-innovator-pioneer


[Yogakaraka] for [Makara-Draco indriya-lagna]

Shukra-1 activates

  • 5-creativity, intelligence, games, celebrity, drama, artistic performance
  • 10-leadership, social respect, profession, iconic roles, visibility

Shukra activates governance roles Rahu-10-Tula

vidya-pati-5 = Shukra in bhava-1 politics

Shukra-1 = usually a handsome appearance. Andrew had a pleasant profile. Shukra-Makara is known for its architectural bone structure (found often in fashion models)

Shukra-Makara-1 rules bhava-10 leadership = 6th-from-Chandra-Rohini-5

Tula-10 containing Rahu-10.

This is a complex alcoholism situation, because Rahu-10 indicates a capable and ambitious leader .

Shukra-1 is a powerful yogakaraka ruler of 5 + 10 and in bhava-1 it indicates a Natural governing politician.

The outcome cannot be completely debilitating. In modern parlance, AJ would likely be categorized as a high-functioning alcoholic. The disease pattern was apparently embedded in the family line = AJ's fourth child, son Robert, also suffered from alcoholism. Robert committed suicide his age 35.

Johnson was not only a known alcoholic but he was also a vigorous defender of the legality [Makara] of slavery.

Shukra-Makara-1 = well placed in Makara granting attractive, well-balanced bone structure. In a masculine nativity, Shukra ruling 6th-from-Chandra may indicate illness and dissatisfaction of the wife . Eliza McCardle suffered from lingering tuberculosis.

Eliza diligently supported his career by local friendships. Evidenced by the strategic support position of her Chandra-Vṛścika (Jyeṣtha) overlaid into Johnson's bhava-11local [Chandra] networking (11). Nevertheless, AJ never once came home during the years 1861-1869. Eliza remained in Greeneville during his multi-decade career, not accompanying him on political duties but remaining in touch by letter.

She died five months after AJ's death..

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

lagnesha for Makara-Draco indriya-lagna

  • Shani-Vṛścika * burdened by puzzling enigma * obliged to uncover the camouflaged realities * heavy responsibility for mass transformation * must regulate the occult identity changes * must explore masked trauma * must resist self-destruction * mandatory recycling * bodily stress zone = ovaries + testes + anus * imposes strict confidentiality rules * cautiously exposes hidden knowledge * must regulate the threat of disaster * must work with sudden eruptions * must accept the healing systems of elder shamans * respects the slow-moving cycles of proletarian revolution * scarce healing resources * maintainer of old secrets
  • Shani in Bhava-11 (beneficial) * steady time-structured achievements * must maintain connections * sustained effort toward realistic aims * must regulate economic linkage * cautiously conventional accomplishments * class-conscious social network * chronic pressure on nerves-skin * few friendships * limited revenues * works hard for earnings * resists new associations * supports lawful distribution systems * accepts marketplace rules * salary worker fatigue * rigidly dutiful socialite roles * elders maintain community responsibilities


slow and limited effect * Shani-11 activates-2

Shani lagnesha activates 10th-from-Chandra bhava-2 money

POTUS-17 during the term 1865-1869 . AJ had rise from severe poverty into substantial treasury via speculative frontier land acquisition, and he owned profitable slave plantations.

Shani impacts Shukra ++ Chandra = immovable wife

During AJ's three years in the Whitehouse 1865-1868, wife Eliza McCardle suffered from tuberculosis. She rarely emerged from her room. Johnson's elder adult daughters performed the required hostess duties for AJ's social entertainments.

Stressful Shani

Impeachment Proceedings * shani-Shukra bhukti : Oct-1868 until Dec-1869

In the matter of impeachment along with other dicey events, Johnson enjoyed a double protection via both * Sarala Yoga and * Harsha Yoga

During the typically stalemated Shani-Ketu bhukti 1865-1866, Johnson was entrenched in an uncooperative attitude due to his eccentric view of property rights (Ketu-4). He simply disregarded [Ketu] Congressionally approved 14-15-16 Constitutional Amendments.

AJ hired-and-fired capriciously, dissolving those who disagreed with him.

He was impeached by an angry Congress. However despite being a very unpopular figure considered treasonous by some, Johnson was exonerated by one vote. Bribery by whiskey interests was suspected, but never proved, in obtaining the key vote. Shukra alcohols, Shukra cash.

Shani-11occupies Shani-ruled anuradha * raised in harsh poverty .

As was common in the day among working-class families, the illiterate young Andrew was indentured by his mother and stepfather as a bonded apprentice to a tailor. He is the only tailor ever to have become a POTUS. Way to Wealth 1706-1790 printer ambassador Benjamin Franklin was also indentured by his parents to a printer; albeit the printer who purchased young Benjamin's labor was Benjamin's much older step-brother. AJ did learn the basics of tailoring, but he was mistreated and illegally ran away.

Shani-4 drishti into Shukra-6 + Chandra-10 + Simha-lagna = a hard worker, and Shani's drishti into Shukra-6 keeps the incipient alcoholism under disciplined control

AJ's fiercely loyal commitment to the welfare of the small-farmer and petty-tradesmen formed the career-long basis of his appeal. He campaigned and voted on this principle, earning the love of the white "mechanics" class of tradesmen and sharecroppers throughout Tennessee and the Appalachian south. However, one plank in this platform was that the social mobility of this poor class depended on preventing the economic ascension of their competitors, the black freedmen. Then as now, this class of citizens holds fiercely racist tenets designed to keep potential competitors in their place. Johnson's pro-slavery rhetoric = Shani in Bhava-4 ruled by complaining, arguing Kuja-Kanya-2 drishti iinto [Mūla] Budha-5.

Shani mahadasha * age 51 until decease age 65 = 1859 until 1874 (decease)

1865-1868 * bitterly controversial term of office with Congressional impeachment * = Shani-Shukra until Shani-Rahu

Shani-4 resists change in the foundational social order * Yet, the terrible war had been waged to make that change

Like many extremely poor Whites, Johnson felt economic urgency to oppress the class immediately below his, which was the even poorer Black slaves. After the Civil War, the huge unskilled illiterate class of Black Freedpersons were granted citizenship by the US Congress, but Johnson (along with many Poor Whites) did not want slavery to end and he certainly did not want ex-slaves (male only) to vote.

Johnson proposed and promoted contradictory and unpopular policies especially on matters of citizenship for freed slaves Supporters abandon him, hostile Congress, impeachment proceedings begin

Chandra-10 sentimentally popular figure mutual drishti to Shani-4 anti-change

Despite his being a capable mayor, state legislator, US-Senator and Tennessee-Governor, most scholars rank Andrew Johnson as the single worst POTUS in history. His failures are mainly attributed to his outright non-compliance with the federal laws that eradicated slavery and invested freed male slaves with the privileges and duties of American citizenship (Shani-4 resists change in the local social order).

He was joined in the de facto refusal to end slavery by most white southerners and thus he remained fairly popular throughout the South despite having sided with the Union during the Civil War. Overall during his 40-year political career, folks either really liked Johnson or they really disliked him, with very little middle opinion.

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

  • Rahu-Tula * shimmering illusion of balance * craving for trade * mask of fairly bargained contracts * over-reaching advocacy * outsider who cleverly insinuates into trusted counseling roles * sweetly unconventional adjudication * exceptional accommodation * mixed-measure balance * extravagant brokerage * mirage of suave deal-making * extraordinary terms of mutual agreement * gracious non-customary alliances * ambitious diplomacy * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) equity-assured negotiation * seeks privilege via adviser-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-10 * passion for leadership power * in svabhava of Sober Shani, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous executive decisions * thrilled by iconic status * craves symbolic importance * hungers for regulatory authority * outsider who cleverly insinuates into lawful governance * cleverly challenges official rules * mesmerizing ascent to high social status * may pose as a boss * shimmering smoky illusion of legitimate power * trespasses cultural limits of old hierarchies * boundary-breeching hunger for commanding roles * ambition for elite rank * desires to hold a respected position * opportunistic climb to top of the corporate pyramid * culturally-mixed reputation * ambition of the father's family


Rahu-Tula-10 lifetime political career

Johnson enjoyed a political career spanning 43 years, from 1834 until 1875. He won nearly every election, often by very small margins. He was a hero of the white small-holders, and he said that he disliked the antebellum Big-Money southern planter class. Although he did not socialize overly, was said to have been always impeccably attired [Tula].

Rahu in bhava-10 ruled by Shukra-1 = elite roles anti-elite narrative = leader of the poor white demographic

* Shukra-1rules leadership Chandra-Rohini-5 activates 10th-from-10th alliances ++ Rahu-10 in sita-rashi Thula.

From the beginning of his political career, Johnson saw himself as the voice of the poor white (Shukra-sita) southern farmers and tradesmen. He was himself a child of this demographic. This poor-white population represented a majority of the Euro settlers in the southern states. Despite their citizen majority, their impecunious status allowed them little influence on the plutocratic elites that controlled the political parties. AJ ascribed to himself an almost messianic agenda [Rahu] to uplift (10) his segment of the population, and he was willing to expediently reinterpret the law of the land in order to fulfill his ambition.

Rahu in bhava-10 occupies 6th-from-Chandra

* leadership appeal to exploitation, slavery, victim-class

Rahu Mahadasha * age 17 until age 35

Due to Rahu's ruler, the powerful yogakaraka Shukra-1, Johnson enjoyed an undeniable political charm. After learning to read fluently during Rahu-Rahu bhukti under the tutelage of his wife [Shukra] Eliza, the world opened to him. Perhaps calling upon skills from an alternate incarnation, Johnson especially loved classical Roman oratory (translated into English).

Rahu occupies the exploitive, instrumentalist 6th-from-Chandra

Johnson was entirely self-taught as an independent reader, and his critical thinking patterns reflected the fact that he had not participated in schooldays discussions. He simply made up his own mind without integrating or socially adjusting his views. He was considered a rough, stubborn, and vindictive fellow. His instrumentalist interpretation (3) of the US Constitution as providing a guarantee of the right to own slaves was reviled by many abolitionists as deceptive [Rahu] twisted [Rahu] thinking (3). However, he stuck with this interpretive position until his death.

At the onset of the exciting and socially mobile Rahu-Rahu svabhukti where Rahu is ruled by atmakaraka Shukra-6 ... and partly in response to the warrant for his arrest as an escaped bonded servant .... Johnson, his brother, his mother, and her second husband moved westward into the wilderness settlement frontier of Tennessee.

Walking into town after weeks in transit (walking and pulling their worldly goods behind in a wagon) Andrew met Eliza McCardle the daughter of a recently deceased local shoemaker. They both hailed from the Scots-Irish settler population and seemed to understand each other.

Rahu-Rahu svabhukti continues

He started to tailor and prospered. When he turned 18, AJ married 16-year-old Eliza. From that time, AJ would wear only the suits that he made himself. Despite his hard-scrabble background, Johnson cut a sharp figure in his nattily tailored attire. As POTUS, he would typically stop by any tailor-shop to say hello.

Furthermore, Eliza taught him to read, write and cipher with accuracy. He became a man of the world. * kalatra-karaka Shukra-6 rules Chandra-10 leadership and Rahu-3 business.

Shani-4 in 7th-from-Chandra grants a sober wife who is attuned to social hierarchies * atmakaraka Shukra-Makara

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

  • Ketu-Mesha * physically dissociates from competitive dominance * incomplete nobility * eccentric innovations * unconventional athletics * heroic push forward into nothingness * dissolute conquest * not limited by blood or birth * ignores restrictions on kinetic movement * releases a blood-red cloud of dynamic energy into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-4 * ambivalent toward the cultural foundations * absentee mother-figure * disregards local customs * dissolved property boundaries * wanders from the ancestral home * often away * ignores conventional schooling * irrelevance of habitual folkways * surrenders nationality * dismisses the parents * abandons the established routines * may prefer to live free from fixed roots


AJ's mother (4) sold him into indentured servitude.

AJ was raised by his washerwomen mom who was socially stigmatized and very poor. He never attended school, and at age 10 Andrew was sold into indentured servitude with a local tailor.

Ketu's ruler Mangala-Kanya-8 occupies 6th-from-Ketu-4, suggesting exploitation in childhood.

  • Eventually Johnson amassed a valuable portfolio of frontier real-estate.
  • He never forgot his hardscrabble childhood
  • AJ became a political champion of the lowest smallholders.

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