born six weeks before
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
a.k.a. Tennessee Johnson
dematerialization 31-Jul-1875 [age 66]
1865-1869 * POTUS-17-partner
Eliza McCardle Johnson
dematerialization 15-Jan-1876 [age 65]
POTUS-17 [1865 until 1869]
Governor of Tennessee [1853-1857 + 1862-1865]
US Senator from Tennesee [1857-1862 ]
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Johnson
tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya
tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya
charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
Nirriti * Alaxmi
For Mula births of a masculine valence, the condition of limitless, observing, uncoupling, surrendering, abandoning, disinterested, ethereal, wandering, 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.
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Guru-ruled personalities, Nirriti are constitutionally aligned with destabilizing power vacuums, disintegration of outdated structures, and large-scale disorientation.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. . Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 86.
"... a shrewd and capable character - an organizer,
An orator who is capable of swaying his audiences
The type of person who, while one is still in his presence, holds one spellbound;
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
Martha Johnson Patterson, eldest daughter of Andrew Johnson, 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
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]
[faithful Dharmesha for Dhanus-born]
[bright center of belief]
[charming ideological principles]
[radiant icon of patriarchal philosophy]
[righteously confident doctrine]
[Surya occupies 8th-from-Chandra ]
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.
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.
CAREER - POLITICS
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]
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 
Shani drishti effects improve with age. Shani rules 10th-from-Chandra.
Shani drishti effects improve with age.
MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations
Eliza McCardle was 16 when she married Andrew Johnson age 18.
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
AJ and Eliza were married for 56 years. They died within 5 months of each other.
AJ never once came home during the years 1861-1869. [his age 53 until 61]
The stated reason was geography from Washington D.C. to Greeneville
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.
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  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  . 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]
CAREER - MANGALA
decisive, executive, competitive, criticizing Mangala in bhava-10 rules
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.
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.
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.
[dik-bala] Mangala leads with provocation
Before He matures age 28, Kuja's effects can be harsh.
Mangala-Mangala svabhukti starts age 10
Kuja occupies 6th-from-5 ++ double-Ketu = Asvini-Ketu in classroom-5
jamayah-karaka [sibling] * sandeza-karaka [message] * zisya-karaka [student]
[Budha occupies 8th-from-Chandra ]
[mental identity with the Union]
[talks about relationships]
CAREER - BUDHA
In 1864, at time of terrible anger and stress in the post-war nation, AJ-the-Southern-unionist was chosen as a compromise candidate  for Lincoln's VPOTUS.
However, Mula-Budha betrayed Lincoln's expectation that AJ would soothe the alienated Southern vote.
BUDHA KARMESHA YUVATI-PATi
AJ was supposed to have been assassinated also, but [Sarala Yoga] ensures that he would be spared.
dhava-karaka [husband] * bahuta-karaka [variety]
[multiple broadly-connected businesses]
[many community-linked doctrinal announcements]
[numerous marketplace publications]
[many announcements about property ownership]
[much patriotic bluster]
[imaginative interpretation of ancestral customs]
CAREER - KUMBHA
Kumbha-3 lagnesha Guru rules
bhava-3 commerce, craft
Believing Brihaspati occupies commercial Kumbha-3
Johnson's entire adult life after age 35 was dedicated to regulatory, legislative governance work.
For nearly four decades. AJ cultivated a loyal plebian [Kumbha] constituency of poor white farmers  merchants  and skilled craftsmen 
AJ's political career was largely focused on the single issue of whether the Constitution protected the right to keep slaves.
AJ's loyal base was significantly non-literate, as AJ had been before his wife taught him how to read and cypher.
Many of the preachers also could not read. They relied on Passion and Inspiration [Guru] to guide their words.
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.
In town, state, and national government roles, AJ represented this constituency, the mass [Kumbha] of poor white tradesman, farmers, and merchants.
MUTUAL DRISHTI OF GURU-3 with RAHU-11
35 years in political office -- never a lost election.
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]
CAREER - SHUKRA
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  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.
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.
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  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 [years]
CAREER - SHANI
POTUS-17 Reconstruction 1808-1875 Andrew Johnson
Shani in Bhava-12 in 7th-from-Chandra also owns-and-aspects Shukra-2 wife
Shani hierarchies rules 2-values + 3-public announcements. 3 = career 10th-from-Chandra
Loyal to the Mechanics Class
After the Civil War, the huge unskilled illiterate class of Black Freedpersons were granted citizenship by the US Congress
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.
Johnson's pro-slavery rhetoric  ruled by Shani
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka [ambition] * picchala-karaka [slippery]
CAREER - RAHU
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  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 is unsystematic
Rahu-Rahu svabhukti continues - AJ learns to emphasis "appearances" [Rahu]
kavandha-karaka [headless] * chidra-karaka [gaping] * vasana-karaka [vacuum]
CAREER - KETU
Mangala-Ketu bhukti * Ketu escape, wander
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.
file update = 26-Jul-2021
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