only search B.P. Lama Jyotishavidya

Politics Commerce and Material Economy * Tailoring * Tobacco-Cotton Plantations


Free Mason

Ulster-Scots Dissenter American


preceded by

succeeded by

born six weeks before



POTUS-17 [1865-1869]

VPOTUS with POTUS-16 Abraham Lincoln [Mar-Apr-1865]

Governor of Tennessee [1853-1857 + 1862-1865]

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

US-Congressmember from Tennessee [1843-1853]

Tennessee State Congress [1835]

Mayor of Greeneville TN [1834]


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]


POTUS-17 [1865 until 1869]

Governor of Tennessee [1853-1857 + 1862-1865]

US Senator from Tennesee [1857-1862]


frontier lawyer

Andrew Johnson


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 - Slaviztha - Avittam - Hrsikesha

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. They 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 śrāviṣṭha, those born within Dhaniṣṭha are highly sensitive to rhythm, pace, and tone. They can develop successful careers in music and dance performance. When Dhaniṣṭha fellows choose an entertainment career, it is often full of drumming, loud singing, vigorous dance, sexual strutting, and dominated by men.

Unlike demure Soma-ruled śrāviṣṭha, those born into Kuja-ruled Dhaniṣṭha favor athletic, competitive movement. These men 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.

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. Like all Kumbha-born, their wealth expands via globalist, philosophical Brihaspati.

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."

[end quote] ...


Andrew Johnson in 1856, painted by William Brown Cooper

Johnson, a former tailor, was said to have been always impeccably dressed


eldest daughter of Andrew Johnson, Martha Johnson Patterson, served as the First Lady for her father. Her mother Eliza McCardle Johnson lived in a Whitehouse bedroom, but mom was too sick to entertain. Known as a pleasant but frugal hostess, Martha introduced a herd of milk-cows to pasture on the Whitehouse lawn.

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha Calendar

[Surya Mahadasha] [age birth until age  6-mos]

29-Dec-1808 Earth-birth in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA * Surya-Shukra chidradasha

[Chandra Mahadasha] [age 6-mos until age 10.0]

04-Jan-1812 [AJ age 4] grieved the decease of father * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 7th-from-pitristhana

May-1812 [AJ age 4] mother remarries * Chandra-Guru bhukti

1818 [AJ age 10] along with his younger brother, AJ is sold by his mother and stepfather into indentured apprenticeship with a Raleigh tailor * Chandra-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rules 6th-from-Chandra crimes of the parents

[Mangala Mahadasha] [age 10.0 until age 17.0]

1824 [AJ age 16] illegally escapes from his indentured servitude apprenticeship. A reward is posted for his return. On the run, he traveled widely throughout the rural South. * Mangala-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rules Rahu in 6th-from-Chandra = daring criminalized acts

[Rahu Mahadasha] [age 17.0 until age 35.0]

1826 [AJ age 18] helped to move his mother, stepfather, and siblings to Greeneville TN * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

27-May-1827 [AJ age 18] [Eliza's age 16] consecration of marriage 1-of-1 with the town cobbler's daughter, Eliza McCardle * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

1827 [AJ age 19] Eliza McCardle teaches her husband Andrew Johnson how to read, write, and cipher * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

25-Oct-1828 [AJ age 20] celebrated the birth of child-1, Martha Johnson Patterson [25-Oct-1828 - 10-Jul-1901] Although Eliza refused the role, gracious Martha would serve as AJ's entertainments hostess during his presidency * Rahu-Guru bhukti

1829 [AJ age 21] As the owner of the town tailor-shop, gets elected town alderman in Greeneville TN * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 3-cohort, meetings

04-Jan-1834 [AJ age 25] elected Mayor of Greeneville TN * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 3-shopkeeping, meetings, cohort

1835 [AJ age 26] elected to Tennessee State Congress from Greene County, aligned politically to POTUS-07 Andrew Jackson * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 9-patronage

1837 [AJ age 29] lost re-election * Rahu-Ketu bhukti

1839 [AJ age 31] won re-election to Tennessee State Congress. * Rahu-Shukra bhukti * yogakaraka atmakaraka Shukra rules 5-elections + 10 governance

AJ remained undefeated in all elections for the next 30 years = yogakaraka atmakaraka Shukra

1841 [AJ age 33] elected to Tennessee State Senate. Sells the prosperous tailoring business, retains the valuable real-estate portfolio including plantations, buys another 10 slaves for field-labor and household. * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 7-bargains, deal-making

1843 until 1853 [AJ age 35] begins five-term [10 years] WDC service as USA-Congressmember from Tennessee . Wife Eliza remains in Greeneville TN [Shani-6 in 7th-from-Soma] * Rahu-Mangala chidradasha * Mangala-9 rules 11-fundraising, goal-achievement

[Guru Mahadasha] [age 35.0 until age 51.0] [1844 until 1860]

Aug-1853 [AJ age 45] elected Governor of Tennessee * Guru-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rules 5-10 yogakaraka atmakaraka Shukra

13-Feb-1856 [AJ age 48] grieved the decease of mother * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 4th-from-4th, decease of elderly parent

Oct-1857 [AJ age 49] as the angry debates about slavery continue to escalate, pro-slaving AJ is elected US-Senator from Tennessee * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha * Rahu-6 slavery, disagreement, war

1857 [AJ age 49] while returning from WDC, AJ's rail carriage overturns, causing a lifelong painful injury to his right arm * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha * Rahu-6 accident injury

Oct-1859 [AJ age 51] the slavery conflict reaches peak polarization. Owning 14 slaves and considerable property, AJ becomes a singular exponent of legalized slavery as a foundational, Constitutional right of American citizens. However, he remained a Unionist. AJ opposed the Secession of the southern slave-states. * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha * Rahu-6 slavery, disagreement, war

[Shani Mahadasha] [age 48.5 until decease age 65] [1860 until 1873]

1861-1865 [AJ age 53-57] The Civil War Years. 1861-1865 = no contact with his wife Eliza. She stayed in Greeneville TN while AJ remained in Washington DC * Shani-Shani svabhukti until Shani-Ketu bhukti

Jun-1861 [AJ age 53] led primarily by wealthy landowners seeking to preserve their revenues from slavery, Tennessee secedes from the Union. * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani lagnesha

Mar-1862 [AJ age 54] appointed by Lincoln as Civil-Wartime military governor of Tennessee ** Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani rules 10th-from-Chandra

Jan-1863 [AJ age 55] Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation. AJ reluctantly abandons his pro-slavery stance. As governor, AJ recruits 20,000 freed slaves into the Union Army for " menial tasks" * Shani-Budha bhukti * Mūla-Budha-rules 6-exploitation

04-Apr-1863 [AJ age 55] [son, age 33] AJ's second child, son Charles, died after being thrown from a horse * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 12th-from-7 decease of second child

04-Mar-1865 [AJ age 57] sworn-in as VPOTUS under Lincoln * visibly intoxicated during his public inauguration speech * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 9-political ceremony + Budha rules 6-intoxication

14-Apr-1865 [AJ age 57] Close-range gunshot assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Having served as VPOTUS for only six weeks, AJ suddenly becomes POTUS-17 * Shani-Budha bhukti * [Harsha Yoga ] [Sarala Yoga] Budha-12 rogesha rules gainful labhapati Mangala-Kanya-9 -political violence

Feb-1868 [AJ age 60] impeached for obstructing abolitionist Reconstruction. AJ escaped conviction by one Senate vote. That single vote was said to have been bought by the whiskey lobby * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rules 6th-from-Chandra feelings of animosity, resentment

Jul-1868 [AJ age 60] loses the party nomination, denied candidacy for POTUS * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rules 6th-from-Chandra feelings of animosity, resentment

03-Nov-1868 [AJ age 60] Ulysses S. Grant wins the national election. In a show of contempt for continuously pro-slavery, corrupt, nearly-impeached AJ, the newly-elected Grant refuses to communicate with sitting POTUS Johnson. * Shukra rules 6th-from-Chandra feelings of animosity, resentment

25-Dec-1868 [AJ age 60] lame-duck AJ issues presidential amnesty for everyone involved in the criminalized Confederacy ++ miscellaneous political-favoritism pardons. * Shukra rules 6th-from-Chandra feelings of animosity, victimizing

22-Apr-1869 [AJ age 61] [son Robert age 35] severely alcoholic lawyer son Robert commits suicide * Shani-Chandra bhukti

1869 [AJ age 61] following an extended eight-year absence, returns to his family estate in Greeneville, Tennessee * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 8-identity change

1873 [AJ age 65] cholera + major financial losses due to bank collapse * Shani-Rahu bhukti * Rahu occupies 6-ailment-injury-debt

Jan-1875 [AJ age 67] re-elected to the US Senate by one single vote * Shani-Rahu bhukti

31-Jul-1875 [AJ age 67] decease following a debilitating stroke * Shani-Rahu bhukti


Eliza McCardle died in Jan-1876 [five months later] following a multi-decade struggle with tuberculosis * Guru rules 2nd-from-7th-from-Chandra

Distinctive features of the Nativity
  • POTUS-17 Reconstruction 1808-1875 Andrew Johnson

  • POTUS-17 Reconstruction 1808-1875 Andrew Johnson was profile-identified with his tailoring business. AJ gained a loyal frontier following as an advocate for the small-holder white tradesmen. These hard-scrabble folk lived mainly in poverty. Yet, they aspired to social mobility and wealth via acquisition of slave-labor. He argued for the Constitutional validity of the right to buy-and-sell human property. It was a popular belief among the low-whites, and AJ repeated it often, but the argument was flawed in principle. Rahu-10 kept AJ in elected elite governance positions until his death.


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

[Sarala Yoga]

[mysterious-revealing randhresha for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

[bright center of faith sanctuary]

[charismatic roles in principled clandestine teaching]

[radiant icon of private spiritual guidance]

[intelligence focused in confident clairsentience]

[solipsisticly believes in transformative healing]

[brilliantly demonstrates mystical convictions]

[may be a psychic channel for other-worldly powers]

[invisible locus of political patronage]

[father may be optimistic foreign agent, faith-healer, or charlatan]

[Empowered randhresha Surya occupies 12 = Viparita Raja-Yoga = Sarala Yoga]


[political-displaying Pūrvāṣāḍhā-1] [navamsha Surya-Simha] intuitively confident political argumentation


  • [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 a researcher, or 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


[Surya in bhava-12] rules

  • bhava-8 undisclosed assets, secret undertakings, confidential relationships, camouflage, discovery, crisis
  • occupies 8th-from-Chandra
  • Sarala Yoga


Jacob Johnson [1778-1812]

Dad worked as a stable-hand [hostler] , porter, and soldier. Dad served as a sexton at the Ulster-Scots Dissenter American church [Presbyterian catechism].

Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 7th-from-pitristhana

when little Andrew was age-4, Johnson's father died [dad age 33] . The family, already of limited means, was plunged into dire poverty.

  • [Surya-yuti-Budha] father is a craftsman
  • [Surya in bhava-12] dad is mainly invisible or disembodied during the lifetime
  • Dad served as sexton in the ancestrally Scottish Presbyterian Church, attended by the Ulstermen. [Surya in bhava-12] orientation to distant lands

[pitrikaraka Surya-7 occupies 8th-from-Chandra-12]

  • suggesting that due to dad's sudden death, mom's life and AJ's life would be transformed via a catastrophic identity change

Bonus-Dad = 8th-from-Surya-12 = uchcha-Chandra-5

Five months after being widowed, AJ's mom remarried.

AJ formed a continuing, habitual relationship with his bonus-dad.

  • [first step-dad]  = 8th-from-Surya-12 = uchcha-Chandra-5 intelligence, speculation, politics, children 
  • 8th-from-9 = bhava-4 Mesha home-education is disrupted by Ketu-Mesha
  •  Like nearly all of their // born-to-fight // community, the bonus-dad was non-literate and a heritage fighter 
  • The family moved often [Ketu-Mesha-4]


A long-time tailor whose clothing shop was an anchor business in his town of Greeneville, Tennesee, AJ was publicly profiled [3, advertising, marketing spin] as a longtime shopkeeper [3] and a skilled manual craftsman [3] .

[Surya in bhava-7] rules

  • 3-commercial business, trade-skills, manual work, shop-keeping, garment sewing, weaving, looms, buy-sell, management, administration, advertising, literary correspondence, budget calculations and reporting


  • Since childhood Johnson had enjoyed an undeniable confidence and political charm. His political base were the small-holder tradesmen [3] plying their craft and demanding their rights [Surya entitlement]

[Surya-yuti-Budha] = rulers of 1-personality + 3-commerce + 4-land-ownership

  • Surya-7 attorney, representative, advocate intakes provocative, argumentative drishti from Mangala-Kanya-4 [the overworked, complaining small-holders]


AJ was an administrator, a planner, an explainer, a project manager, a committee-member, a talker. [Surya-7 rules 3]

He kept the wheels of government churning during pre-war, war, and post-war waves of violent frustration and grief-stricken blaming [6] .

As a rather accidental president, AJ at least kept the North and the South in post-traumatic communication [3].


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]


[balancing-bargaining jaya-pati for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

[comforted by bargaining of for precious treasuries]

[settled into rhythm of speculative gaming]

[soothed by romantic pleasuring luxury]

[needs to protect political empowerments]

[feels familiar in lavishly dramatized settings]

[sensually sensitive to lovers, children, and students]

[emotionally charged speech-song displays]

[knowledgable attention-seeking mom may be charmingly intelligent]


[visionary-guiding Kṛttikā-4] [mūlatrikoṇa] [navamsha Chandra-Meena] intuitively sensitive visionary-contemplative imagination

  • [Chandra-Urisha] comforted by precious values * settled into rhythmic gathering * needs luxury
  • [Chandra in Kṛttikā - Pleyades] soothedby 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 creativity * routinely seeks amusement * calmed by admiration * undulating celebrity * mother may be an actress, scholar, creator, gambler, romantic


[Chandra in classroom-5] rules

  • 7-negotiation, deal-brokering, trades, alliances, representation, partnership, peer counseling, advice, equity, terms of agreement
  • 7 arrangements,  trust, deals, brokerage


[begin quote] Known as " mud-sills" [lower-class people] Jacob and Mary Johnson were both employed at Casso's Inn, where Mary worked as a weaver and clothes washer, and Jacob was a hostler [horse-cleaner]. Jacob also was a militia Captain of Muster Division 20, a sexton for the Presbyterian Church, and a porter for the State Bank of North Carolina [chartered in 1811] . Jacob Johnson is also said to have been the sole bell toller in Raleigh.[end quote]


Mary Polly MacDonough [17-Jul-1783 –13-Feb-1856]

Mom was a washerwoman and seamstress-weaver. She lived in an outbuilding behind a local hotel [Chandra in classroom-12 hotels]

Class-conscious obligatory service roles [Shani in Bhava-6] casts a harsh survival drishti into Chandra-12.

  • Laundering was considered a less than respectable trade, often held in contempt by higher-status citizens
  • women working at inns and taverns were generally suspected of being involved with prostitution in the service of travelers.

Rulers of 1-3-4 occupy 8th-from-Chandra, suggesting that both AJ and his mom [Soma] were affected by the tumultuous conditions of the time, needing to suddenly change their identities, their business behavior, and their place of dwelling.

Due to Shukra-8 which provides her with contractual married rights

  • [Vimala Yoga] protects Chandra-12 prevents undue harm to mom, despite her low status.
Chandra in classroom-5 unseen circumstances of the Mother
  • AJ did not look like his siblings. It was rumored that AJ was not actually the son of the deceased purported father.
  • AJ was reportedly much more outspoken, smarter, and quicker than his younger brother.

However, neither AJ nor his mom were constrained by the vagaries of public opinion.

  • Like many pioneers who were annoyed by the wagging tongues of small-minded villagers, they moved West.

Shani drishti effects improve with age. Shani rules 10th-from-Chandra.

  • 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.

Upachaya [Shani in Bhava-6] drishti = effects improve with age.

  • AJ's mother and AJ's wife were both vigilant, steady [Shani] supporters of AJ, their eldest son and only husband.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations

[7th-from-Chandra-5] lifepartnership 1-of-1

  • bhava-11 friendship, economic gains, community connections
  • Vrischika secrecy, disguise, non-transparency, healing, rejuvenation

Eliza McCardle Johnson [4-Oct-1810 - 15-Jan-1876] [her age 65] .

  • Vrischika contains isolatedhard-working, class-conscious, in servitude, separative, stubborn [logistical-argumentative Anuradha-2] -navamsha-Kanya] [Shani in Bhava-6]

Eliza McCardle was 16 when she married Andrew Johnson age 18.

She was reputed as staunchly loyal to her Ulster-Scots people, change-resisting of classic Apalachian character, and determined to complete the duties that she had undertaken

  • Shani-6 rules Shukra-8, conferring upon AJ a protective Sarala Yoga that benefits his somewhat secretive wife [Shukra] and also prevents him from harmful illnesses
  • Eliza suffered from tuberculosis for decades, but she lived five months longer than AJ - supporting him permanently and persistently within the framework of her cultural-and-physical limitations.

[Shani in Bhava-6] represents Eliza in AJ's life. Their marriage endured many long separations[Shani] and likely substantial disagreement due to his Chandra-12 located in 6th-from-7

Yet they shared a Shani-ish common bond based in relentlessly hard work, shrewd pragmatism, earthy lifestyle, and perpetual service.

  • At 17, AJ had moved to Eliza's town with already-provened tailoring handcraft skills.
  • Eliza's father had been the town shoemaker.
  • AJ and Eliza had deeplyshared roots in the small-trade classes.

With Eliza's support, AJ opened a garment shop in the town.

  • His tailoring work was well regarded, and the shop prospered.
  • After emancipation, AJ's former slave Dolly opened a successful bakery in the same shop building.

Shani ruling 9 indicates a guidance figure.

  • In addition to teaching AJ how to write-read-cipher accurately, Eliza provided AJ with a lifetime of scripturally based spiritual guidance.
  • Much of Eliza's spiritual viewpoint was fear-framed and punitive , due to Anuradha-double-Shani.

 SHANI in 7th-from-Chandra

Endurance and retreat

AJ and Eliza were married for 56 years. They died within 5 months of each other.

Separation and obligation

  • The couple had repeated, long separations
  • The longest separation = during the Civil War, three-plus years of no contact 1861 until-mid-1865 = AJ's Shani-Shani svabhukti

AJ never once came home during the years 1861-1869. [his age 53 until 61]

  • Eliza remained in Greeneville during most of AJ's multi-decade career, not accompanying him on political duties but remaining in touch by postal-railway letters.
  • She did move into the Whitehouse when AJ became POTUS in 1865, after Lincoln's assassination.
  • But due to poor health, Eliza stayed in an upper bedroom. Entertaining was delegated to her eldest daughter Martha.

The stated reason for their long and repeated separations [Shani] was geography from Washington D.C. To Greeneville

  • Although it is now a modern highway commute of half a day, it was then a difficult and draining event .
  • It could be dangerous and slippery to ride by carriage on rough rutted roads, and exceedingly threatening in the rain.
  • Even when the railroads were built, there were still frequent - sometimes grisly - rail carriage accidents . AJ was nearly killed once when his train car derailed.

Suffering a multi-decade battle with tuberculosis, Eliza was often bedridden [Budha-7 rules 4 homebound]. She did not accompany AJ on his many political travels.

  • following Lincoln's assassination, when AJ became POTUS-17, Eliza did move into the Whitehouse.
  • Yet, Eliza stayed in her bedroom for AJ's entire term of office.
  • Their adult daughters hostessed for the required social entertainments.


Chandra rules businesslike communicative explanatory 3rd-from-Chandra

  • 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.
  • His leading focus was always upon that great truth of Euro-American society, the primacy of commerce.

Due to behind-the-scenes finance {Urisha-12] AJ's bring slavery back treachery [12 invisible machinations] was not punished.

For career purposes, Chandra-12 can form the basis of an excellent professional position, because 10th-from-Chandra = bhava-9.

  • When career is defined by 9-amsha, leadership typically entails beliefs, sacred teachings, university life, or ideological environments.

For AJ, who had a somewhat crude personality [Arudra] the career was framed by confident, expansive ideological discourse in the form of his oversimplified self-taught frontier lawyer's understanding of Constitutional Law.

  • His personal leadership style was highly popular [Kumbha] within his specific social bubble

Guru-Kumbha is populist, a preacher of economic theory, and optimistic about marketplace expansion

  • for the final 30 years of his life AJ never lost a political election

[ Kuja]

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

[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

[gainful-friendly labha-pati for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

[karako bhavo nashto for father, patrons, chieftains, indoctrinators]

[Dhanayoga ruler of 11 occupies 11th-from-11]

[profits from pursuit of logical beliefs]


[collaborative-mercantile Hasta-3] [navamsha Mangala-Mithuna] intuitively competitive forward-pushing announcements reports discussions explanations

  • [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] 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


Mangala rules-4 [citizen-farmers] and drishti into 11-4-5.

competitive, warlike, adversarial, profit-seeking, criticizing [Mangala in bhava-9] rules

  • 11-economic profits, goals, achievements, gainfulness, friendship networks
  • [Ketu-Mesha] [strategic-complaining Bharani-2] in 4-household, estate, cultural foundations

[Mangala in bhava-9] - ruling 11, 4, and political-5

Kuja-9 positioned AJ in the role of prophetic guide and guru-figure for his tribal constitutency. His base was composed mainly of white-male Ulster-heritage smallholders [Kuja rules-4] who believed that African slaves were not persons but rather they were farming tools.

Combative, Polarizing, Vehemently Argumentative Civil War politician

Overall, Johnson managed the extremely high-conflict angry resentment better than many of his political peers.

Johnson enjoyed a lifetime political career spanning 43 years, from town alderman age 26 in 1834

He worked incessantly in governance roles attained via elected politics pMangala dristi into 10].

Mangala rules 6-servitude. Following an extremely narrow win for a Senate seat, AJ was getting ready to return to Congress when, he died age 67 in 1875.

  • He argued on behalf of the poor-white small-holders. [6 disadvantaged constituency]
  • He said that he disliked the antebellum Big-Money southern planter class [but he took their donations] [6 hypocrisy, bribery].

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 adversarial outright non-compliance with the federal laws that eradicated slavery and invested freed male slaves with the privileges and duties of American citizenship.
  • AJ was an //amendment denier //
  • He and his fellow deniers claimed that the 14th amendment - which ended slavery and gave voting rights to male ex-slaves over 21 -- was illegitimate because it prevented a more foundational right-to-property

Defending [4] Citizens [4] Aggrieved [6] about their earnings [11]

AJ was joined in the de facto refusal to end slavery by most white southerners.

Despite having sided with the Union during the Civil War, AJ the Denier remained fairly popular throughout the South.

  • Overall during his 43-year political career, folks either really liked Johnson or they really disliked him, with very little middle opinion.
  • Mangala rules 6 and 6th-from-6 = friends and enemies
  • Mangala rules 7th-from-Chandra and 12th-from-Chandra = fair and unfair

Mangala-Kanya leads with provocative argument

  • Johnson actively instigated political arguments and won them with sharp, aggressive, debating skills.

Parents [4] may become enemies - even while they provide a basis for earnings.

Before He matures age 28, Kuja's effects can be harsh.

  • As was common in the day among lower-working-class families, young Andrew [age 10] and his little brother were sold into indentured servitude by his mother and his bonus-father
  • Mangala Mahadasha [age 7.5 until age 14.5]
  • [Mangala-Kanya] [Mangala in bhava-4] aggressions in the home, harsh parents, conflict in the shelter
  • AJ did learn the basics of tailoring, but he was abused by the master-tailor, and he illegally ran away age 16.
  • A reward was posted for his capture. On the run, he travelsed widely throughout the rural South. * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

Way to Wealth 1706-1790 printer ambassador Benjamin Franklin was also indentured by his parents .

  • Ben was sold to a printer. albeit the printer who purchased young Benjamin's labor was Benjamin's much older step-brother. Ben Franklin also ran away age 16, from his domineering brother's print-shop in Boston to the freedom of Philadelphia.


All of AJ's three sons died violently and prematurely. Mangala-4 rogesha occupies 5th-from-Chandra.

Ketu occupies 7th-from-putrabhava

  • although his two daughters were unharmed, his three sons all disintegrated during AJ's lifetime [Ketu]


jamayah-karaka [sibling] sandesha-karaka [message] shisya-karaka [student]

[Harsha Yoga]

[inimical-accusing rogesha for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

[believing-principled dharmesha for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

[doctrinal narrative of interior imagination]


[entreasuring-oratorical Mūla-2] [navamsha Budha-Urisha] intuitively explaining financial historical documents conversations dialogs


[Budha occupies the crisis-oriented 8th-from-Chandra ]

[Harsha Yoga] via Budha-12 ++ [Sarala Yoga] via Surya-12

  • [Budha-Dhanus] priestly communications *theoretical discourse * inspirational conversations * articulation of sacred beliefs * doctrinal pronouncements * sends messages about broad worldview * descriptive philosophical understanding * specifically defined interpretive principles * explains the indoctrination procedure * expertly detailed sermons * ideological programming * hands-arms-shoulders send preaching gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-12] narrative of mental 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 * skillfully 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 occupies 10th-navamsha Urisha

tailor, shopkeeper, friend of tradesmen and commercial interests

[Budha in bhava-7] rules

  • 6-slavery, inequity, betrayal, unfairness, accusations, pollution, involuntary servitude
  • 4 - owned-stewarded properties, ethnicity, local customs, farms, fisheries, pathways of transportation.
  • Budha rules Kanya 10th navamsha contains Shani-Surya-Ketu

Lagnesha Budha identifies AJ as an attorney, broker, advocate, lawyer

He was known an an energetic, vociferous debater

Budha-Mula talks about catastrophe

In 1864, at time of terrible anger and stress in the post-war nation, AJ-the-Southern-unionist was chosen as a compromise candidate [Budha-7] for Lincoln's VPOTUS.

However, Mūla-Budha betrayed Lincoln's expectation that AJ would soothe the alienated Southern vote.

  • complaining, arguing leadership Kuja-Kanya-4 drishti into [Mūla] Budha-7 mouthpiece.


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

[busy-collaborative sahaja-pati for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

[retreating-interior vyaya-pati for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]


[originating-challenger Purvabhadra-1] [navamsha Guru-Mesha] intuitively principled expansive competitive innovation

  • [Guru-Kumbha] much networking * hope for the future * 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 natural 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


guidance wisdom [Guru in bhava-9] rules

  • 3-commerce, communication, touring, commitee-work, cohort, handcrafts tailoring
  • 12 behind-closed-doors competitions, invisible actions, bitter losses [contains Shani]
  • 12 invisibility Political fortunes accomplished via back-room deals

Guru karmesha occupies 10th-from-Chandra [2, financial economics, wealth acquisition, banking, heritage endownments]

  • suggests that AJ's career was based on his ability to fill a guidance role [Guru] promoting doctrine, belief, and exegesis of scripture [see Guru section below]
  • his minimally literate [usually non-literate] base believed fervently that the Bible sanctioned slavery, because many references to slaves are indeed mentioned in that sacred book.

AJ himself was lukewarm on religion. However, Eliza was intensely devout.

  • Building a voter community connected through a vast network of itinerant preachers [typically non-literate] AJ became their iconic spiritual leader. [Guru]

Eliza deeply understood this believer-community and she guided his polical rhetoric.

  • Although he was a false prophet promoting baseless legal and moral claims, AJ's constituency very much believed his assertions about the legality of their God-given, Constitutional right to own slaves.


AJ preached that the Arya European pioneers held the superior privilege to have slaves


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

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

[Yogakaraka karmeshafor Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

[physicalized hierarchical arrangements]

[embodies social-status values]

[identified with regulatory political governance]

[reputation for lawful elite diplomacy]


[protective-landowner Shravana-4] [navamsha Shukra-Karkata] intuitively fencing boundary defending contractual agreements

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

  • [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 atmakaraka Shukra rules 5-elections + 10

Yogakaraka [Shukra-1]  rules

  • 5-creativity, intelligence, elections, games, celebrity, drama, artistic performance, children
  • 10-leadership, social respect, profession, civic duty, iconic roles, visibility, governance

  • rules [Rahu-Tula][10] in  6th-from-Chandra Wifely ill-health. Advocacy-based leadership. 

  • located in ideological, faith-based 9th-from-Chandra = devoutly religious Bible-reading wife

Shani-Shukra bhukti* Shukra rules political display-5 + Shukra rules self-medicating 6th-from-Chandra
  • 04-Mar-1865 [AJ age 57] sworn-in as VPOTUS under Lincoln * heavily intoxicated for public inauguration speech
  • Less than six weeks after the start of their term of office, 14-Apr-1865 [AJ age 57] assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
  • the next day, AJ suddenly becomes POTUS-17

AJ was supposed to have been assassinated also, but [Sarala Yoga] ensures that he would be spared.

  • The assassin assigned to kill AJ lost his nerve, and AJ was not attacked.
  • Although some believed AJ to be implicated in Lincoln's assassination [Harsha Yoga] protected AJ from criminal accusation.


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


[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

[conserving-acquiring dhana-pati for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

[Dhanayoga Shani-11 rules 2]

[lawfully acquired treasury]

[must regulate secret earnings]


[analytical-complaining Anuradha-2] [navamsha Shani-Kanya]] intuitively orderly status-position class-conscious lawful service

  • [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] steady time-structured achievements * must maintain connections * sustainedeffort 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


[Shani in Bhava-11] rules

  • 1 - personality, appearance, style of movement, embodiment
  • 2-heritage, family-of-origin


[Shani in Bhava-11] [Dhanayoga Shani-11 rules 2]

Shani rules Kumbha-2 banking = 10th-from-Chandra


[Shani in Bhava-11] occupies 7th-from-Chandra = wife Eliza was a stalwart supporter, 53 years of marriage, pragmatic earner and social-networker on behalf of AJ's political career

[ Rahu]

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


[for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-10 casts passionately lawful institutional drishti into 2-4-6]

check Shukra for defining source of Rahu's contractual enriching sensuality

[regulatory authority based in mixed-culture trade bargaining]

[fascinating icon of formalized financial equity]

[elite captain of exciting diplomatic engagement]

[ambitious governance arrangements crave fair deals]

[astonishing social rise of negotiators, deal-makers, match-makers, legal advocates, representatives, counselors, advisers]

[top reputation for fabulous exchange alliances]


[visionary-guiding Arcturus-4] [navamsha Rahu-Meena] intuitively over-reaching imaginative dreamworld ambitions

  • [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 prestige positions * in svabhava of Sober Shani, the Shadowy Specter seeks glamorous leadership roles * thrilled by iconic status * craves symbolic importance * hungers for outstanding recognition * outsider who cleverly insinuates into respected hierarchies * authoritatively challenges official rules * mesmerizing ascent to high social status * may pose as a boss * shimmering smoky illusion of legitimate command * trespasses cultural limits of rigid old order * boundary-breaching public reputation - ambition for elite rank * desire for eminence * opportunistic climb to top of the corporate pyramid * prominent cultural-mixing figurehead * ambition of the father's family


Johnson's political career was distinguished less by visionary understanding and more by his brokerage skills [Shukra] along with his profitable patience for bureaucratic graft [Shani-Vrischika-11 rules 2].

[Shukra-Makara-1] rules Rahu-Tula in 6th-from-Chandra. Wifely ill-health.


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

[for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

[dispersed homeland bloodlines]

[physically scattered cultural foundations]

[energetic absentee mother-caretaker]

[neutral witness to pioneering actions of the local settlements]

[vigorous journeys away from the home-folk]

[primal disdain for the educational infrastrucuture]

[disinterest in the customary movements of liturgical worship]

[passively fixated on ambitiously diplomatic-partnering Rahu-Tula-10 leaders, commanders, iconic-figures, bosses, hierarchs]


[strategic-complaining Bharani-2] [navamsha Ketu-Kanya]

  • [Ketu-Mesha] physically dissociates from competitive dominance * incomplete nobility * eccentric innovations * challenges the ineffable * unconventional athletic force * disoriented quest for supremacy * 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 bondage to parents * abandons the established routines * may prefer to live free from fixed roots


[Ketu in classroom-4] - no barriers / no scruples / WRT land-ownership, agricultural practices, basic citizenship rights, fencing and property lines, housing and schooling.

Johnson continued to disregard [Ketu] the Congressionally approved 14th and 15th Constitutional Amendments, which guaranteed free citizenship to ex-slaves.

  • Johnson proposed and promoted incoherent, contradictory, and unpopular policies especially on matters of citizenship for freed slaves
  • Supporters abandoned him [Ketu abandon].

Shani-Ketu bhukti [1867-68]

  • Under a hostile Congress, impeachment proceedings begin

[How Readings Work] [Sample Sacred Jewels Ratna Recommendationn] [Seva]

Om_mani.jpgfile update = 24-Mar-2023

[Copyright 1994-2024 by Barbara Pijan Lama] [Contact] [How to Request a Jyotishavidya Reading]

Barbara Pijan Lama Jyotishavidya Vedic Astrology Surya Sun Chandra Moon Mangala Mars Budha Mercury Guru Jupiter Shukra Venus Shani Saturn Rahu Ketu Graha Planets Dasha Timeline Calendar Nakshatra Navamsha Marriage Children Treasury Career Spiritual Wisdom Cycles of re-Death and re-Birth

The information on , including all readings and reports, is provided for educational purposes only. Wishing you every happiness and continuing success in studies!