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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]



POTUS-17-partner [1865-1869]

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


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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


Nirriti * Alaxmi

BPL commentary

For Mula births of a masculine valence, the condition of limitless, observing, uncoupling, surrendering, abandoning, disinterested, ethereal, wandering, spacious, dispersing Ketu may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Ketu-ruled paradigm of Alaxmi, spirit guides, astral beings, ghosts, pilgrims, wanderers, cutters, dispersers, splitters, de-couplers, winds, flags, tails, cloudy figures, agents of impermanence and release, events of forgiveness and surrender, freedom from conventions, disregard of consequences, and inner listening may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Al-Shaula.

Their purpose is to disintegrate, disconnect, disperse, and deconstruct those phenomena which have become obstacles to greater understanding.

Fearless Deconstructivism

Mula gentlemen are inspiring in their fearlessness. Alaxmi are concerned with absolute principles of conviction, not with material outcomes.

Although apparently optimistic and genial Guru-ruled personalities, Nirriti are constitutionally aligned with destabilizing power vacuums, disintegration of outdated structures, and large-scale disorientation. Pilgrims of wandering spirit, Mula have little regard for boundaries, customs, or consequences. They go easily where angels fear to tread.

Mula has a natural veneer of faith and generosity due to Brihaspati's Benevolence. Often appearing as father-figures, patriarchs, patrons, preachers, and philosophers, Masculine Mula may present as pastoral shepherds who are paternally guiding their lost sheep.

In times of inattentive negligence or mass psychic distress, Shri Ketu's polarity vacuum may suck an enormous degree of power - sometimes, absolute power.

Mūla's outlook often features a liberating mix of ambivalence and apathy. Free from self-doubt, and disinterested in moral conventions, those born in Alaxmi may consciously or unconsciously guide their flocks into states of higher wisdom. Yet, the sacred must be sacrificed. In a world with few meaningful limits, depravity, destruction, cruelty, and chaos have equal utility to compassion and love.

Because Alakshmi-born preach their principles while dismissing [Ketu] the material consequences of applying those beliefs, they are generally freed from worry. They are cheerful folk, even in the most dire circumstances. They do not fear death.

When involved in religious or political indoctrination, [Mūla] born may expound an eschatology of annihilation., Unlimited destruction may be the preferred path toward full purgative cycle of regeneration. Niritti [no-rhythm] may be associated with heart-stopping shock and awe or scorched earth or eradication campaigns that are aimed to destroy the root.

Having usually no fear of death, Mula may nonchalantly engage in self-destructive behavior as well as in evacuation, elimination, or eradication of others. Religious or ideological patronage may be essential to their mission. Mula gentlemen are found in the worlds of sacred wisdom, inspirational guidance, cults of belief, and radical indoctrination. They may conduct zero-sum operations within military, priesthood, politics, and organized crime.

mūla] born may suffer from restless windiness [vata dosha] .

Themes of annihilation, apocalypse, extreme chaos followed by absolute peace, and fearless disregard of consequences may contextualize Mūla's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Mūla

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde.[1939] . Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 86.

"... a shrewd and capable character - an organizer,

  • who is able to handle people

  • and make them serve his needs through tact and diplomacy.

A politician.

An orator who is capable of swaying his audiences

  • yet who is not sincere

  • but may even be unfaithful to his constituents

  • and ungrateful and unappreciative of favors received if the occasion arises.

The type of person who, while one is still in his presence, holds one spellbound;

  • but who when he leaves, also leaves a lurking distrust behind him.

Extremely clever and capable." [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 * birth until age 0.5 months

29-Dec-1808 Earth-birth in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA * Surya-Shukra chidra-dasha * Shukra rogesha + labha-pati

Chandra Mahadasha * age 0.5 months until age 10.5

04-Jan-1812 [AJ age 4] grieved the decease of father * Chandra-Rahu bhukti

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

Mangala Mahadasha * age 10.5 until age 17.5

1818 [AJ age 10] along with his younger brother, AJ is sold by his mother and stepfather into indentured apprenticeship with a Raleigh tailor * Mangala-Mangala svabhukti * Mangala rules Shani-12 isolation, imprisonment

1824 [AJ age 16] illegally escapes from his indentured servitude apprenticeship. A reward is posted for his return. On the run, he travels widely throughout the rural South. * Mangala-Ketu bhukti * Ketu escape, wander

Rahu Mahadasha * age 17.5 until age 35.5

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

27-May-1827 [AJ age 18] exchange marriage vows with the cobbler's daughter, Eliza McCardle [Eliza's age 16] Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

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

25-Oct-1828 [AJ age 20] celebrated the birth of child-1, Martha Johnson Patterson [ October 25, 1828— July 10, 1901] Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

1829 [AJ age 21] elected town alderman in Greeneville TN * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru lagnesha

04-Jan-1834 [AJ age 25] elected Mayor of Greeneville TN * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules Kumbha [economics] 10th-from-Chandra

1835 [AJ age 26] elected to Tennessee State Congress from Greene County, aligned politically to POTUS-07 Indian Removal 1767-1845 Andrew Jackson * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha karmesha

1837 [AJ age 29] 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 rules 11-goals, fundraising

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. * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya dharmesha elections [Surya-yuti-Budha] karmesha, commercial transactions

1843 until 1853 [AJ age 35] begins five-term WDC service as US-Congressmember from Tennessee . His wife Eliza remains in Greeneville TN. * Rahu-Mangala chidra-dasha * Kuja rules 5-politics + 12-isolation

Guru Mahadasha * age 35.5 until age 51.5

Aug-1853 [AJ age 45] elected Governor of Tennessee * Guru-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rules 11-goals, fundraising

13-Feb-1856 [AJ age 48] grieved the decease of mother * Guru-Chandra bhukti

1857 [AJ age 49] while returning from WDC, AJ's rail carriage overturns, causing a lifelong painful injury to his right arm * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra randhresha = sudden unexpected shocking force

Oct-1857 [AJ age 49] elected US-Senator from Tennessee * Guru-Mangala bhukti * Mangala-10 rules 5-political gambling, elections

Oct-1859 [AJ age 51] 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. AJ opposed to Secession of the southern slave-states. * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha * Rahu opportunism * Rahu occupies 6th-from-Chandra slavery

Shani mahadasha * age 51.5 until decease age 65 [1860 until 1879]

1861-1865 four years of no contact with his wife Eliza. During the Civil War years, Eliza remained in Greeneville TN while he worked in Washington DC * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani occupies marital 7th-from-Chandra

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 rules-and-aspects 2-wealth = 8th-from-7th upheaval shock of the union

Mar-1862 [AJ age 54] appointed by Lincoln as Civil-Wartime military governor of Tennessee * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani rules 10th-from-Chandra [3, management]

Jan-1863 [AJ age 55] 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-Shani svabhukti * Shani rules 10th-from-Chandra [3, management]

04-Apr-1863 [AJ age 55] AJ's second child, son Charles [age 33] died after being thrown from a horse * Shani-Shani svabhukti

04-Mar-1865 [AJ age 57] sworn-in as VPOTUS under Lincoln * heavily intoxicated for public speech * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 2nd-from-Chandra speech

14-Apr-1865 [AJ age 57] assassination of Abraham Lincoln. AJ suddenly becomes POTUS-17 * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha-Karmesha

Feb-1868 [AJ age 60] impeached for obstructing abolitionist Reconstruction, escaped by one Senate vote -- said to have been paid by the whiskey lobby * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rogesha, criminal accusation + Shukra rules 6th-from-Chandra

Jul-1868 [AJ age 60] loses the party nomination for POTUS * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rogesha, criminal accusation + Shukra rules 6th-from-Chandra

03-Nov-1868 [AJ age 60] national election chooses POTUS-18 Civil War 1822-1885 Ulysses S. Grant. In a show of contempt for [pro-slavery, nearly-impeached POTUS-17] the newly-elected Grant refuses to communicate with sitting POTUS Johnson. * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rogesha, animosity + Shukra rules 6th-from-Chandra

25-Dec-1868 [AJ age 60] lame-duck Johnson issues presidential amnesty for everyone involved in the criminalized Confederacy ++ miscellaneous political-favor pardons. * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rogesha, bribery, injustice + Shukra rules 6th-from-Chandra

1869 [AJ age 61] returns to Greeneville, Tennessee following an eight-year absence. * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rules 11-community, friendships

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

1873 [AJ age 65] cholera + major financial losses due to bank collapse * Shani-Mangala bhukti * Kuja rules 12 losses containing Shani-12

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

Distinctive features of the Nativity


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

[philosophical-doctrinal dharmesha for Dhanus-born]

[bright center of belief]

[charming ideological principles]

[radiant icon of patriarchal philosophy]

[righteously confident doctrine]



[Surya-yuti-Budha] -Mula]

[Surya occupies 8th-from-Chandra ]

  • [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-1] center of attention * bright embodiment * intelligence for competition * focus on appearance * genius for innovative self-expression * athletic entitlements * eye on personality * sparkling center of embodied vitality * father may be an icon-competitor-inventor
  • [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


Jacob Johnson [1778-1812] worked as a stable-man [hostler] , porter, and soldier. He served as a sexton at his church.

During Chandra-Rahu bhukti , Johnson's father died age 33, when little Andrew was four years old. The family, already of limited means, was plunged into dire poverty.

[Surya-yuti-Budha] father is a craftsman. Surya dharmesha shows dad's role in the ancestrally Scottish Presbyterian Church.

Five months after being widowed, Mom remarried, and AJ formed a beneficial relationship with stepdad. 8th-from-Surya [stepdad] ruled by Chandra who confers the protective [Sarala Yoga], shielded from crisis.


Surya rules

  • 9-fortunate elections, beliefs, philosophical convictions, worldview

Due to dharmesha Surya-1,since childhood Johnson had enjoyed an undeniable confidence and political charm.

[Surya-yuti-Budha] = rulers of 7 + 9 + 10 = forecast a lifetime career in public goverance. AJ was a noted deal-maker, campaigner, and executive.

Surya-1 gets provocative, argumentative drishti from Mangala-Kanya-10


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]


[Sarala Yoga]

[mysterious-transformative randhresha for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]

[comforted by storage of hidden precious values]

[settled into rhythmic gathering of camouflaged assets]

[soothed by illicitly sensual luxury]

[needs to protect occult empowerments]

[emotionally charged historical conflicts]

[knowledgable treasury-hiding mom may be ill or mistreated]


[Krittika-4 mūlatrikoṇa]

[navamsha Chandra in Meena] sensitive to visionary imagery [Pushkara pada]

  • [Chandra-Urisha] 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-6] comfortable with caretaking * accustomed to nursing * calmed by humility * ill-or-exploited-or-adversarial mother * familiar with animosity * acculturated to accusation * familiar with betrayal * habituated to indictment * needs to be helpful * feels the pulse of service ministry * protects the sick-and-vulnerable * routine domestic conflict * emotionally attuned to victims * settled into the rhythm of problematics * seeks ritual remedies * soothed by medication * suffers rhythmically repeating ailments * undulating imbalances * mother may be a servant, health-aide, apothecary, physician or mother suffers injury-illness



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 [July 17, 1783 – February 13, 1856]

Mom was a washerwoman and seamstress/weaver She lived in an outbuilding of a local hotel Chandra in classroom-6

Shani-12 casts a harsh survival drishti into Chandra-6.

Rulers of 7 + 9 +10 occupy 8th-from-Chandra, suggesting that both AJ and his mom [Soma] experienced a tumultuous transformation of their social status and beliefs [9]

[Chandra in Krittika-Pleyades] = political mother. [Sarala Yoga] prevents undue harm to mom, despite her low status.

  • Laundering was considered a less than respectable trade, associated with prostitution - as were any women working at inns and taverns.

Accusations Chandra-6

  • AJ did not look like his siblings. It was rumored that AJ was not actually the son of the deceased purported father.
  • AJ was apparently much more outspoken, smarter, and quicker than his younger brother.
  • However, neither AJ nor his mom were constrained by public opinion.
  • Like many pioneers annoyed by the wagging tongues of the villages, 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.

Shani drishti effects improve with age.

  • Both mother and wife were vigilant, steady supporters of their son and husband.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


  • marriage 1-of-1
  • Vrischika contains isolated, separative, withdrawn, stubborn Anuradha-2 Shani in Bhava-12
  • Bhava-12 = isolated, separative, withdrawn
  • Eliza McCardle Johnson [4-Oct-1810 - 15-Jan-1876] [her age 65] .

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

  • She was reputed as hard-working, change-resisting, and determined

At 17, AJ had moved to Eliza's town with an established skill as a tailor. Eliza's father had been the town shoemaker. AJ and Eliza had shared roots in the small-trade classes. AJ opened a garment shop. His work was well regarded, and the shop prospered.

After emancipation, his former slave Dolly opened a successful bakery in the same shop.

Shani in Bhava-12 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 letter.
  • She did move into the Whitehouse when AJ became POTUS in 1865, after Lincoln's assassination. But due to poor health, she remained isolated [12] in an upper bedroom.

The stated reason 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 -- exceedingly so in the rain.
  • Even when the railroads were built, still frequent sometimes grizzly rail carriage accidents . AJ was nearly killed once when his train car derailed.

Suffering a multi-decade battle with tuberculosis, Eliza was often bedridden [Shani-12 isolation, sanctuary]. She 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, Eliza stayed in her bedroom for AJ's entire term of office. [12]
  • Their adult daughters hostessed for the required social entertainments.


Political Mulatrikona Chandra in Krittika-6

= comfortable with conflict

Overall, Johnson managed the extremely high-conflict post-war anger better than many of his political peers.

Even AJ's bring slavery back treachery [6] was not significant enough to damage the Union. [Sarala Yoga] prevented his impeachment.

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 kept the wheels of government churning during an era 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.

Guru in 10th-from-Chandra

suggests that AJ's career was based on his ability to fill a guidance role promoting doctrine, belief, and exegesis of scripture [see Guru section below] .

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


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-10] drive toward high position * pursuit of social authority * fights for rank * pushes upward gaining status * invasive regulation * hierarchical dynamics * dominating executive roles * energized governing conquests * champion of leadership elites


decisive, executive, competitive, criticizing Mangala in bhava-10 rules

  • 5-creativity, intelligence, games, celebrity, drama, artistic performance
  • contains Ketu-5 - no barriers to political drama
  • 12 behind-closed-doors competitions, invisible actions, bitter losses [contains Shani]
  • 12 invisibility Political fortunes accomplished via back-room deals
  • extra-power = Mangala activates Mesha 10th navamsha

Combative, Polarizing, Vehemently Argumentative Civil War politician

[dik-bala] Mangala-10 rules 5-politics

Johnson enjoyed a lifetime political career spanning 43 years, from town alderman age 26 in 1834 until his death age 67 in 1875, following an extremely narrow win for a Senate seat.

  • He won nearly every election, often by very small margins.
  • He argued on behalf of the white small-holders.
  • He said that he disliked the antebellum Big-Money southern planter class [but he took their donations] .

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 joined in the de facto refusal to end slavery by most white southerners. Despite having sided with the Union during the Civil War, he 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.

[dik-bala] Mangala leads with provocation

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

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

  • Mangala vyaya-pati rules Shani-12 = isolation, imprisoment, overworked/underfed.

Mangala-Mangala svabhukti starts age 10

  • As was common in the day among working-class families, the non-literate 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 during Kuja-Ketu bhukti age 16.
  • Ben Franklin also ran away age 16, from his domineering brother's print-shop in Boston to the freedom of Philadelphia.


Kuja occupies 6th-from-5 ++ double-Ketu = Asvini-Ketu in classroom-5

  • although his two daughters were unharmed, his three sons all disintegrated


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




[Budha occupies 8th-from-Chandra ]

[mental identity with the Union]

[talks about relationships]

[skillful deal-maker]

  • [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-1] narrative of embodiment * bifurcated self-image * discusses physical appearance * describer of embodiment * explainer of tangible self * delivers instructions for self-characterization * articulation of communicative movement * animated gestures * talks about personality * details the two-sided identity
  • [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

  • 7 arrangements, agreements, alliances, trust, deals, brokerage
  • 10-leadership, social respect, profession, iconic roles, visibility

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

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

  • complaining, arguing leadership Kuja-Kanya-10 drishti into [Mūla] Budha-1 mouthpiece.


Shani-Budha bhukti

  • 04-Mar-1865 [AJ age 57] sworn-in as VPOTUS under Lincoln * heavily intoxicated for public 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 [Sarala Yoga] protected AJ from criminal accusation.


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

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]

[homebound-securing bandhesha for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]

[multiple broadly-connected businesses]

[many community-linked doctrinal announcements]

[numerous marketplace publications]

[many announcements about property ownership-stewardship ]

[much patriotic bluster]

[imaginative interpretation of ancestral customs]

  • [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-3] many messages * extensive commerce * many photographs * numerous publications * several collaborators * multiple transactions * many tours * frequent business trips * many sales * numerous discussions * much detailed interaction * extensive planning operations * variety of ensemble performances * evangelistic growth * so many meetings * patron of communications technologies * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be a businessman-writer-announcer


Kumbha-3 lagnesha Guru rules

  • 1-personality, identity, unique individual appearance
  • 4-patriotism, plantation homeland, farm, local roots , constituency

bhava-3 commerce, craft

  • AJ was first and foremost a small-businessman, a craftsman, and a freeholder
  • His core identity [lagnesha] was also his public identity due to Guru located in the culturally familiar 10th-from-Chandra

Believing Brihaspati occupies commercial Kumbha-3

  • 3 = the regulatory, social-authoritative 10th-from-Chandra-6 slavery, grievance, complaint

Johnson's entire adult life after age 35 was dedicated to regulatory, legislative governance work.

  • He held no salaried or appointed governance positions.
  • With competitive drive-to-win Mangala-10 ruling 5-elections, AJ's social authority came entirely from winning popular [Kumbha] elections.

For nearly four decades. AJ cultivated a loyal plebian [Kumbha] constituency of poor white farmers [4] merchants [3] and skilled craftsmen [3]

  • These working white men believed [Guru] that their freedom to pursue economic [Kumbha] earnings depended upon their right to legal, race-based slavery.

AJ's political career was largely focused on the single issue of whether the Constitution protected the right to keep slaves.

  • A self-taught lawyer, AJ argued that the Constitution protected the right to keep slaves. .
  • [Kuja-Kanya-10 rules 5 = political argument, debate.]
  • The religious preachers [Guru] who cultivated this same voter-base proclaimed that the Bible also supported slavery.

AJ's loyal base was significantly non-literate, as AJ had been before his wife taught him how to read and cypher.

  • These men could read neither the Constitution nor the Bible.
  • Lacking literacy, many members of this electorate received their religious and political views from sermons of itinerant preachers.
  • They believed the Men of God, who told them what they wanted to hear = Guru-3, audience

Guru Doctrine

Many of the preachers also could not read. They relied on Passion and Inspiration [Guru] to guide their words.

  • 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] .

This word-of-mouth doctrine also included a purportedly Biblical mandate called Manifest Destiny, which had justified widespread killing of native peoples who were seen as preventing Euro-American settlement.

The doctrines of Manifest Destiny which authorized killing of native peoples, and the doctrine of Biblically authorized slavery, were deeply cherished beliefs of most of AJ's longtime supporters.

AJ was believable.

The base could relate to AJ.

Before marriage, AJ could read a garment-cutting pattern, he could read signs of the seasonal weather, and he could read facial expressions like most men of his time. But he could not thoroughly read and understand the written word.

After marriage and literacy, Johnson himself had risen in social mobility by means of slavery.

  • Andy had started from the most dire poverty and ending with substantial wealth as a slave-labor agricultural planter and landowner.
  • Despite its basis in false exegesis of BOTH the Bible AND the Constitution, due mainly to poor literacy, AJ promoted this expedient conviction
  • He spent a political lifetime defending these core mistruths.

In town, state, and national government roles, AJ represented this constituency, the mass [Kumbha] of poor white tradesman, farmers, and merchants.

  • This voter-base hated the mega-rich privileged planter elites of the South.
  • Yet for their own gain, this base wanted to maintain slavery as a tool they could use for future [Kumbha] social mobility.
  • Their beliefs [Guru] generally were driven by economics [Kumbha] but justified by faith [Guru].


35 years in political office -- never a lost election.

  • Many of these white male voters were unshakably convinced of their Bible-based natural right to use their divinely provided race advantage for marketplace gain.

Opportunistic Rahu in bhava-11 occupies Tula 6th-from-Chandra, suggesting that AJ found his best profits via modes of exploitation, lying, misrepresentation, and war.


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

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

[Dhanayoga Shukra-2 rules-11]

[hierarchical rank keeps library-treasury-hoard]

[Shukra-Makara-2 rules [6th-from-Chandra] . Wifely ill-health.]

  • [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-2] seeks pleasure via gathered treasuries * enjoys banked assets * bargains toward collected equity * feminine-figures predominate the family * gracious storyteller * pretty preservations * balanced linguistic expression * beautiful voice * pleasing designs to adorn the face * aesthetics of mouth + jaw + teeth + hair * graceful neck * prefers historical values * appreciation of speech-and-song * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a banker-collector-historian-preserver * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a banker-collector-historian-preserver


Shukra-2 rules

  • 6-slavery, inequity, betrayal, unfairness
  • 11-economic profits, goals, achievements, gainfulness

One Marriage

AJ produced five children into his marriage wife Eliza. They married when he was 18 and she was 16. AJ was legally married only once, never divorced, and his wife Eliza died five months after him.

It was rumored that AJ also fathered three children with his African-American house-slave Dolly, who was purchased by AJ when Dolly was age 19. Because Dolly's three children had Euro-white features, the townsfolk assumed that their father was Dolly's owner, the tailor Andrew Johnson.

However, AJ's Shukra having no companion graha, Jyotishavidya would suggest only one wife whether by ceremony or by childbirth.

The death certificate for Dolly's third child lists Robert Johnson = AJ's son = as the father.

Wife's taste [Shukra] in scriptural, oratorical, historical values

AJ enjoyed a 50+-year marriage to Eliza McCardle.

Although Eliza was often ill and by personality the retiring type, she coached AJ in literacy and numeracy skills. When he could read well enough to understand Roman historical debates, Eliza encouraged AJ's oratorical instincts [Shukra-2]. He became one of the top orators in Congress.

Eliza offered her values-based opinions [2] to which he wisely listened. Eliza was known for her dour and punitive religious outlook [Shani drishti to Shukra-2]based on her pessimistic reading of scripture. Although AJ was not a believer, he was able to cultivate a voter-base of believers, at least partly by citing the scriptures which Eliza liked.

Face [2]

Shukra-Makara is known for its architectural bone structure = found often in fashion models. Andy was considered well-dressed via his tailoring skills, and handsome in a frontier way.

Alcohol [Shukra]

Shukra-2 imbibing rules both 6-Urisha ++ 6th-from-6 Tula-11.

In modern parlance, AJ might be categorized as a high-functioning alcoholic. The disease pattern [6] was apparently embedded in the family line. AJ's fourth child, son Robert, also suffered from alcoholism. Robert committed suicide his age 35. [All three of AJ's sons predeceased him.]

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

Shukra alcohol, Shukra cash

AJ was impeached by an angry Congress. However, despite being a very unpopular figure considered treasonous by some, Johnson was exonerated by one vote in the Senate. AJ was a long-time recipient of campaign funds from the Tennessee whiskey industry, which lobbied hard to reduce liquor taxes. Bribery by whiskey interests was suspected, but never proved, in obtaining the key vote.


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


  • [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-12] slow time-structured envisioning * burdensome duties in Other Worlds * limited privacy * public regulation of private environments * must work with foreigners * socially invisible responsibilities * blocked dreams * intimidated by phantoms * resists clairsentient guidance * cautiously conventional fantasies * fears imprisonment * regimented sanctuaries * lack of spontaneity in the bedroom * chronic insomnia * dried flow of interior inspiration * cold feet * psychic fatigue * mandatory isolation * tightly regulated scientific research * elders preserve the old enclosures


POTUS-17 Reconstruction 1808-1875 Andrew Johnson

Shani in Bhava-12 in 7th-from-Chandra also owns-and-aspects Shukra-2 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.

Shani hierarchies rules 2-values + 3-public announcements. 3 = career 10th-from-Chandra

Loyal to the Mechanics Class

  • AJ's fiercely loyal commitment to the welfare of the small-farmer and petty-tradesmen formed the basis of his 35-year career in elected office.
  • 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.

After the Civil War, the huge unskilled illiterate class of Black Freedpersons were granted citizenship by the US Congress

  • Johnson [along with many Poor Whites] did not want slavery to end and he certainly did not want ex-slaves [male only] to vote him out of office.

One plank in this platform was that the social mobility of this poor-white class depended on preventing the potential empowerment of their competitors, the black freedmen.

  • Then as now, this class of Euro-culture citizens holds fiercely racist tenets designed to keep potential competitors in their place. [Shani hierarchy]

Johnson's pro-slavery rhetoric [3] ruled by Shani

  • Kumbha Guru-3

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-11] passion for rewards * in Roguish Rahu's svabhava co-ruled by materialistic Shani * the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous social attainments * outsider who cleverly insinuates into social-networking roles * risky marketplace gains * instrumental revenues * astounding awards * extraordinary economies * desires system linkage * * contrived assemblies * opportunistic community activism * ambitious friends * craves profitability * culturally-mixed gridworks * expedient fellowship * appears as a voluntary associate * fascinating achiever * thrillingly high earnings * boundary-breaching connections * trespasses the normal cultural limits on distribution networks


Opportunistic, instrumentalist, high-earnings Rahu-11 is well-placed in the high-conflict, exploitive [6th-from-Chandra].

Rahu-11 the Marketplace Savior-Hero

From the beginning of his political career, Johnson saw himself as the impassioned [Rahu] voice of the poor white [Shukra-sita] southern farmers and tradesmen. AJ himself was a child of this immigrant Ulster Scots demographic [along with many other POTUS] .

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 bring economic prosperity [11] to this segment of the population, and he was willing to expediently reinterpret the law of the land in order to fulfill his ambition.

Rahu Mahadasha * age 17.5 until age 35.5

Rahu-Rahu bhukti

  • 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.
  • He started to tailor and prospered.
  • AJ gets married age 18 to Eliza age 16. He was non-literate but she was educated at the town school.
  • Tutored by Eliza, AJ to read and write fluently. He learns to love classical Roman oratory [translated into English] .

Rahu is unsystematic

  • 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 cross-checking other opinions, integrating other viewpoints, or socially calibrating his views.

Rahu-Rahu svabhukti continues - AJ learns to emphasis "appearances" [Rahu]

  • 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 was always impeccably dressed.
  • on political campaign tours, AJ would typically stop by any tailor-shop to say hello.


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-5] ambivalent toward ceremony * eccentric offspring * wandering eldest child * demonstrates dramatic confidence in non-existent things * apathetic toward political displays * ungrounded speculation * disregards standard intelligence * disoriented creativity * incoherent romantic ideals * disinterested in games * liberation via surrender of entitlements * unless other graha in 5 or Ketu's ruler is strong, may prefer to live free from children


Mangala-Ketu bhukti * Ketu escape, wander

  • 1824 [AJ age 16] illegally escapes from his indentured servitude apprenticeship.
  • A reward is posted for his return.
  • On the run, he travels widely throughout the rural South.

Shani-Ketu bhukti 1866 [Ketu in classroom-5] incoherent politics, abandoned by most supporters

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 abandon him [Ketu abandon].
  • Under a hostile Congress, impeachment proceedings begin

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