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1869-1877 * POTUS-18

1864-1865 Commander General of the U.S. Army

fought under Commander-in-Chief POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln

author of Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, published by Mark Twain

Ulysses S. Grant

a.k.a. Hiram Ulysses Grant

a.k.a. Ulysses Simpson Grant

a.k.a. Sam

a.k.a. Unconditional Surrender Grant

a.k.a. U. S. Grant

Earth-birth Saturday-27-Apr-1822

dematerialization 23-Jul-1885 [age 63]



1869-1877 * POTUS-18-partner

women's rights advocate


Julia Dent Grant

a.k.a Julia Boggs Dent

Earth-birth 26-Jan-1826

dematerialization 14-Dec-1902 [age 76]

nativity of Julia Dent Grant


Civil War Military General

POTUS-18 = 1869-until-1877

Ulysses S. Grant


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tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Visaka * Radha

Indra-agni * Aindra-agna *Zkragni * Satragni * Sadvhava * Vaikaasi * Vaigasi * Visagaam

BPL commentary

For Visaka births of a masculine valence, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Brihaspati may considerably affect the outcome. Masculine births under auspice of Puna, Visaka, or Purvabhadra may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of priestly teachers and guides.

For those born into the Guru-ruled paradigm of Radhika, teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, pontificators, patriarchs, pundits, pater-nosters, proponents of principled understanding, wise-ones, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.

Guided by patrons from the civilizations of Saka. Their purpose is facilitation of shocking insights by lightning-strike and expansive growth by root-splitting..

High forehead. Saptarishi-ruled births come equipped with a global perspective. The majority of Visaka nativities are higher dimensional Seva-wanderers who assume interpretive guidance roles.

Growth Shocks

Tula-Vanika pada 1-2-3 expresses Saptarishi's rulership of 3-Writing-commerce + 6-service ministry or victimhood. Pada 1-2-3 also evoke the tension between Shukra's one-to-one relationships versus Guru's one-to-many preachings. Pada 1-2-3 have a broad understanding of the explosive growth-power of extreme polarities. They are often found in advisor roles [Shukra] which engage overview, ideology, theory, or interpretive paradigm [Guru] . Masculine pada 1-2-3 are both famed and feared for their ability to expand conflict or worsen disease condition as a way to super-polarize the toxic situation en-route to an envisioned state of peace.

Pada 1-2-3 are easier for women who can utilize Shukra's balancing skills. For men, diplomatic constraints tend to frustrate their expansive growth patterns. Also, although the priestly teachers are seeking wisdom, for Tula-Visaka the guru-figures may also be impoverished, blaming, polluted, or sick [due to Guru activates 3-6] .

Vṛścika Pada-4 emphasizes Guru's rulership of 2-affluence, collections ++ 5-creativity, entitlement. Pada 4 enjoys the spirited compatibility between Guru's optimism + Kuja's kinetic movement. Pada-4 has a broad understanding of the ultimate power of transformative beliefs. Pada-4 are often found in teaching and healing work, especially with the sexual-reproductive energies. They also work with explosive-expansive forces such as dynamite and lightning.

Themes of shocking growth via beliefs, widening expansion via root-splitting, and fertilization via jolts of electromagnetic shakti may contextualize Visaka's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Viśākha-Rādhā

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. [1939] . Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 97.

"... Aggressiveness and impatience.

These people are overbearing in their desire to get things done.

They are very active but not popular,

  • since their manner causes people to actively dislike them

  • and to resent their extreme aggressiveness.

they are very proud

  • and because of this, they take offense easily at some fancied slight.

their anger makes enemies of people who might cooperate with them, if treated differently.

they will overcome their enemies through sheer force of character,

  • but such people will still remain enemies .

Tact and kindness are qualities which they should try to develop."


Younger officer Grant, probably after Mexican-American War, late 1840's

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha bhukti

Shani Mahadasha * age birth until age 5.4

27-Apr-1822 Earth-birth in Point Pleasant, Ohio, USA * Shani-Mangala bhukti

Budha Mahadasha * age 5.4 until age 22.4

1843 [USG age 21] graduate from West Point * Budha-Shani bhukti * Shani bandesha-4 educational diploma

Ketu Mahadasha * age 22.4 until age 29.4

22-Aug-1848 [USG age 26] exchange the vows of marriage 1-of-1 with Julia Dent Grant * Ketu-Rahu bhukti * gochara R-K via Simha-Kumbha contact natal R-K

30-May-1850 [USG age 28] celebrated the birth of child-1 * Ketu-Shani bhukti * Shani putra-pati

Shukra Mahadasha * age 29.4 until age 49.4

Apr-1852 [USG age 30] An awful trip. Assembling in New York harbor, in July, Brevet Captain Grant and his regiment sailed on an overloaded ship for his remote California outpost, forcing USG to leave behind his wife + two sons. Lost many souls to cholera in Panama. Arriving in California in Sept-1852, begin 19-months service in California + Oregon Territory.

11-Apr-1854 [USG age 32] while serving at Fort Humboldt, California, USG was charged with an alcohol-related crime. Rather than face trial, USG resigns from the Army and returns to his family * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti randhresha-8 identity transformation, sudden change

1854 [USG age 32] returning to Julia's 80-scres near St. Louis, begins farming with one slave. The farm failed. USG freed the slave and moved his family to his parents' land in Galena, Illinois.

1859 real-estate partnership formed in Saint Louis; it failed

1860 [USG age 38] set up in a leather saddle and tack business by his hide-tanner father. The shop fails.

Jun-1861 promoted to Colonel * July 1861 promoted to Brigadier General * Shukra-Rahu bhukti

14-Apr-1865 [USG age 43] assassination of POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln * Shukra-Shani bhukti * Shani [nīcha] rules 7th-from-10th death of high leader

09-May-1865 armistice. Union Army declared the winner, signaling the end of the brutally vicious USA Civil War * Shukra-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 4 = end of things

25-Jul-1866 [USG age 44] promoted to a newly created rank = General of the Army of the United States * Shukra-Shani bhukti * [Yogakaraka] Shani activates 5-entitlements

Tue-03-Nov-1868 [USG age 46] elected POTUS-18 * Shukra-Budha bhukti * Budha Dharmesha-9 politics

Tue-05-Nov-1872 [USG age 50] re-elected POTUS-18 * Surya- Mangala bhukti * Mangala yuvati-pati-7 career

Surya Mahadasha * age 49.4 until age 55.4

1873 [USG age 51] grieved decease of father * Surya-Rahu bhukti

May-1877 until Sept 1879 celebrity world tour * Surya-Shukra bhukti until Chandra-Rahu bhukti * Chandra karmesha-10 becomes well-known worldwide

Chandra Mahadasha * age 55.4 until decease age 63

1883 [USG age 61] grieved the decease of mother * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 7th-from-Chandra

1885 a few days before decease, completed the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant . Published [and significantly edited] by Mark Twain, it became a huge best-seller

23-Jul-1885 [USG age 63] dematerialization via throat cancer = lifetime cigar smoker * Chandra-Ketu bhukti

The USA Civil War is considered by many historians to have been the most inhumane, vicious, miserable war of all time.

The degree of brutality is measured not only by the vast numbers of those who died in battle, brother against brother, although that horror was ghastly enough. Rather, the massive suffering and excruciatingly painful deaths from infected wounds, dysentery, cholera, starvation, and the hideously squalid conditions under which prisoners of war were kept are considered a horror beyond belief.

Who else could have undertaken leadership, knowing that the only possible winning strategy would be to simply out-kill the enemy?

  • Visaka indriya lagna, known for scope-of-shock

  • lagnesha Shukra-6 = pleasure of conflict, alcohol addiction

  • [nīcha] Budha-6 = logical argument, leaps of faith, ill-advised military tactics, problematics of war

  • [nīcha] Shani = Akashic memory patterning of relentless, intractable blood feuds

  • + [uchcha] Surya = noble champion warrior as well as drishti to Visaka-lagna from an intelligence, decisive and intrepid wife

Leadership - USG a last-ditch choice by Lincoln, after previous Generals All Failed

three extraordinary graha in 10th-from-10th = the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra:

Prominent Features of the Nativity


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


[vriddhi-pati for Tula indriya-lagna]

[self-referential domination of contractual alliances]

[terms of agreement favor the winner]

[profitable innovative bargains]

[independent pro-active partner]

[Surya-7 parivartamsha Kuja-11]




  • Surya-Mesha * Suryaya * the supreme one * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the vital competitive dominating rashi of Mangala
  • Surya in bhava-7 * center of relationships * focus on agreements * brightly negotiating * confident in brokerage * makes smart trades * intelligence for representation * political equity * peerage entitlements * eye on fair contracts * sparkling center of the deal-making drama * father may be a broker-attorney-advocate
  • Surya-yuti-Guru * confidently expansive in drama * generous in games * smart children * multiple father-figures * brightly self-referential teachers * charitably manifests the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent doctrine * entitled to philosophize * inclusively idealistic in romance
  • Surya-yuti-Shani * confidently lawful * bright regulator * entitled to impose order * politically intelligent authority-figures * radiantly systematic * sober hierarchical strict father-figure * cautiously orderly expression of the spiritual rays of the Sun * limited entertainments * creatively disciplined


Surya in bhava-7 . Surya-7 activates Ketu-yuti-Kuja-11.

Dad was a slaughterhouse operator, a saddlemaker and leather-goods merchant, and eventually a larger scale trader with national connections to cotton, gold, and tobacco brokers

Dad's fortunes rose and fell.

[nīcha] Shani yuti [uchcha] Surya suggests a harshly demanding, bargaining father


does not take advice


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

  • Chandra-Karkata * comforted by maternal soothing * settled into tidal rhythms * needs to protect
  • Chandra in Pushyami * soothed by lawful customs * protectors of the ethno-social structure * needs dignified orderly habits
  • Chandra in classroom-10 * comfortable with high reputation * socially recognized protector * parental style of leadership * Familiar Face to the public * sensitive to social protocol * accustomed to regulations * soothed by peak position * acculturated to executive routines * settled into the rhythm of respected roles * feels the repeating pulse of elite status * calmed by climbing hierarchical steps * anchored into lawful responsibility * undulating authority * mother may be a dignitary, a well-known figure, a principal, a prominent parent


Mom was a stalwart supporter and a pillar of his life. She lived until Ulysses was 61. His throat cancer became serious after mom's decease , and he died himself age 63.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


  • marriage 1-of-1
  • bhava-4 foundational security, home and homeland, routine
  • Makara lawful social order, class-consciousness, hierarchy

Julia Dent Grant was a stalwart in USG' life.

Her specialty was establishment of a stable homelife wherever the family needed to travel in order to follow USG's military assignments. She raised their four children while USG was sometimes at home but mainly on duty. Julia provided the routines of normalcy that allowed his career to flourish.

Her support was often corrective [Shani]. Julia was known to travel by stagecoach to his military battlefield camp. She set up housekeeping inside his officer's tent in order to prevent his alcoholic drinking binges. [USG [uchcha] Shukra-6]


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

[Surya-7 parivartamsha Kuja-11]


  • Mangala-Singha * vigorous pursuit of fame * creatively moving political theatre * proactive drama * push toward celebrity entitlement * champion of pageantry * military parades * brilliantly energized celebrations * invigorating parties * charmingly dominating at games * sexually active romance * flamboyant gambling
  • Mangala in bhava-11 * drive toward connectivity * competitive earnings * pursuit of profits * dynamic marketplace actions * champion of community activism * invasive networking * vigorous sporting friends * energized scientific systems * economic conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Ketu * vigorous break-ups * enervated * passive-aggressive * high-energy collapse * fierce pursuit of impermanence * pointless fights * diffused sexuality * dynamic wandering * apathetic brother-figures * potential for aggressive self-annihilation * pushes toward non-attachment * liberation by force


  • Mangala double maraka activates-2 + maraka rules-7
  • Kuja-11 goals parivartamsha the confident warrior Surya-[uchcha] 7 does not take advice

Succeeding several incompetent military predecessors, Grant was charged with arranging a cruel fight to the death between two nearly equal but adversarial bands of brothers [Northern and Southern forces] .

Neither side was willing to compromise Surya in bhava-7-[uchcha] 7 Pride.

A deeply embedded split on the understanding of humanness [whether slaves were fully human or not] and the sanctity of the Union had gone into stalemate.

It became clear that the winner would need to simply out-kill the loser.

Grant gave the order to kill, kill, kill

take no prisoners and let the wounded die.

It worked.

Faced with staggering loss of life, a catastrophic scale of injury, and no possibility of reinforcements, the South capitulated.

The Union's claim that slaves had human rights and the Union was sacred were bitterly upheld in the court of mass death and horror.


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



[Vimala Yoga]


[dharmesha for Tula indriya-lagna]

[conceptually imagined arguments]

[dreamlike accusations]

[intuitive handling of conflict]

[Atmakaraka = explanation, instruction, writing, planning, scheduling, tactics, strategy, itineraries, process management]

  • Budha-Meena * intuitive communications * articulation of private spiritual guidance * imaginative pronouncements * explains the astral patterns * abstract conversations * symbolic information * foggy thinking * psychic instructions * meditative messages * describes visionary procedures * fuzzy logic * hands-arms-shoulders send dreamlike gestures
  • Budha in bhava-6 * narrative of detailed complaint * explains toxicity * discusses conflict * medical treatment * military strategy * litigation against unfair deals * itemized argument * precisely specific accusation * treacherous dialog * lectures about servitude * describes broken promises * instructs on ministries of service * talks about injustice * articulately gesturing adversaries * debates about debt
  • Budha-yuti-Shukra * explainer of balanced arrangements * diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking discussions * manual adjustments * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners


[nīcha] Budha yuti [uchcha] Shukra

Budha activates

  • 9-theory, higher understanding, principles, paradigm of belief
  • 12-imagination, contemplation, private spiritual guidance

nichha Budha may be a fuzzy thinker. Reputed for flights of fancy along with visionary planning at the conceptual level . Budha's broad thinking [often lacking logical details] then combines with Shukra's randhresha capacity for catastrophic transformation [8] and this cluster of traits becomes key to his identity [lagnesha]

After many missteps in career, seven years of poverty, and an ongoing battle with the bottle, USG found his fortune in apocalyptic conditions of war, race-conflict, exploitation, and disease [6] .

Shukra strives for justice, in illogical ways.

Shukra is a mediator, Budha is an advocate. As POTUS-20, Grant was deeply involved in USA Reconstruction efforts. USG was instrumental in attempted remediation of the Native American conflicts.

Both types of race-and-culture conflicts were severely toxic for all involved. Shukra-6 self-medicates, and Budha-Meena-6 then articulates its vision when it is sufficiently lubricated with liquor.

General Grant was a capable writer. [Vimala Yoga] last-minute rescue.

After the presidency, USG and Julia enjoyed world travel. They were feasted and gifted by royalty and heads of State, returning to the USA as a wealthy couple looking forward to a grand retirement, supplemented by USG's speaking fees.

USG invested their gift-monies and borrowed more. Sadly, their banked wealth was destroyed in a single day via a collapsed Ponzi Scheme. Budha-Meena-6 crimes of financial accounting.

Terrified of leaving Julia a bereft widow, USG teamed with Samuel Clemens [Mark Twain] to publish a best-selling multi-volume war history, Personal Memoirs . Diagnosed with throat cancer [lifelong smoker, addictive Shukra throat] and knowing that he would never earn speaking fees, USG wrote several pages each day and the brilliant litterateur Clemens edited everything.

The memoire was a sweeping financial success, and Julia's widowhood was comfortable.


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

  • Guru-Mesha * warrior dharma * philosophy of direct movement * many competitions * broad scope of pioneering action * permission to dominate * doctrine of conquest * invigorating guidance * expands the range of championship * believes in innovation
  • Guru in bhava-7 * many contracts * optimistic negotiations * much partnership * abundant agreement * numerous alliances * extensive bargaining * multiple trusts * expansion of advocacy * fertile match-making * typically more than one spouse * patron of legal arrangements * proliferation of promises * extensive bargaining * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be an attorney-counselor-broker
  • Guru-yuti-Surya pitri-karaka * multiple father-figures * abundant confidence * much radiance * believes in light * widens the scope of theatrical display * permission to be the center of attention * humanistic political philosophy * large-scale dramatic radiance
  • Guru-yuti-Shani atta-karaka * multiple elder-figures * permission to hold respected positions * abundant structure * numerous law-makers * expansive hierarchies * tolerance for diverse systems * optimistic philosophy of social regulation * large-scale responsibilities



Brihaspati activates

  • 3-writing publications planning schedules tactics strategy cohort = many business ventures
  • 6- war, betrayal, crime = many military ventures, many failures, occurrences of cheating [such as being cheated of his retirement wealth by a Ponzi Scheme]

Guru owns-and-aspects bhava-3 ++ [nīcha] Shani-yuti-Guru

  • eventually, USG became a successful published author. His writing quality was boosted by his friendship with his editor [3] the estimable Mark Twain.

USG and partners [often his fellow soldiers, 3 fellows] were chronic entrepreneurs. They started many different kinds of businesses, as was common in the day.

Yet each enterprise failed for different reasons. USG was involved in agriculture, ice-delivery, animal meats, retail leather-goods, real-estate, and a billiards club, to name a few.


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


[lagnesha for Tula indriya-lagna ]

[Sarala Yoga] protects from unmanageable disaster.

  • Shukra-Meena [uchcha] * appreciation of music * likes fantasy * often looks beautiful * envisions harmony * prefers an imaginative partner * attracted to dreamy artists * intuitively balanced designs * sensual feet * bargains for sanctuary * enjoys symbolic clairsentience * contemplative aesthetic
  • Shukra-6 * seeks pleasure via self-medication * satisfied by service * ministry of aid to women * imbalanced agreements * feminine employees * attracted to animals * valuable servants * appreciation of enemies * lovely designs to adorn the lower abdomen * toxicity from sugars * aesthetic of slavery * pleasant addictions * unfair contracts * financial exploitation * sweet pollutions * criminal bargains * accepts injustice * accommodates poverty * adjusts to war * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a pharmacist-clinician-servant-helper-aide
  • Shukra-yuti-Budha [nīcha] * sweetened messages * gracious explanations * talented in singing-songwriting * articulate negotiations * advocates for reasoning process * talkative feminine-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort collaborative harmony * enjoys the company of students * detailed contracts * prefers logical arrangements


Sweets-seeking Shukra in the emotionally conflicted and self-medicating 6th-from-Chandra suggests behavioral addictions or substance addictions [Typically, alcohol, but other conflict-numbing sweetening practices also]

Grant suffered severe, lifetime alcoholism. Early in his officer career, he was discharged from the U.S. Army due to his drinking; later, he lost his plantation business for the same reason [Skukra-[uchcha] 6] . His serious drinking problem arose in his early twenties and persisted through his adult life, placing him in precarious situations both physically and socially. Yet, his long-suffering wife remained faithfully at his side enduring the havoc of his addiction and believing that her husband's day would come [dik-bala] of Shani-7 a loyal wife.


Grant met Julia Dent in a military camp where he and other West Point graduates were stationed. Shukra-6 military


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

[Kopā Avaṣṭabdhā]



  • [Aśvini] Shani-Mesha * harsh old blood-feuds * brain cramp * blocked bloodflow * muscle seizure * limits innovation * overburdened aggressions * fierce resistance * freezes new ideas * law of the winners * proletarian battles * must enforce dominance * contempt for independence * burdened by championship * cruel competitions * endurance contests * at times, survival requires great effort * obligation to fight * normalizes war * structural pressure upon head-brain * lurching forward push * conquest brings oppressive duty * must sustain physical supremacy * constricted vitality * maintainer of bitter old competition-for-resources
  • Shani in Bhava-7 * [beneficial placement] * enduring partnerships * heavy vows * must balance-and-rebalance * lawful relationships * tense bargaining * grim determination to maintain the contract * chronic marital responsibilities * compression of the visible genitalia * pressured bargaining * negotiation fatigue * unyielding alliances * slow-moving advisors * resists new arrangements * elders maintain respected old promises
  • Shani-yuti-Surya * social resistance to individual creativity * pragmatic politics * class-conscious father * limited unearned entitlements * delayed [but not denied] romance * conventionalized theatrical displays * restrained flamboyance * disciplined intelligence * cautious willpower * socially-approved expressions of divine brilliance
  • Shani-yuti-Guru * resistance against expansion * slow elder teachers * pragmatic philosophy * limited scope of understanding * doctrinal discipline * constrained growth * conventionally regulated beliefs * faith in the rule of law * class-structured ideology


[Yogakaraka] Shani activates

  • 4-cultural foundations, property boundaries, Way of Life, protection, defense
  • 5-politics, genius, drama, children, game-playing, romance, intelligence, creativity

Shani-Mesha * [nīcha] 7

[nīcha] Shani activates bhava-4

Dad was a leather tanner. USG grew up with the smell of blood-slaughter and the sound of terrified bellowing from animals being destroyed. His family home shared a wall with his father's hideous slaughterhouse, where cattle were brutally killed and skinned [[nīcha] Shani] . Shaped his upbringing, Visaka 's tolerance for bloody slaughter was well developed by the time he reached adulthood.

USG was a military officer by training, having graduated from West Point Academy in 1843 during Budha-Shani bhukti * Shani bandesha-4 educational diploma. He was quoted as saying how much he disliked WestPoint on numerous occasions, which dislike is represented by his yogakaraka nichha bandesha-4 Shani-7. However, no matter the intensity of his personal resistance [Shani] young Grant's military education was of elite quality and he regularly called upon his knowledge when making important decisions that affected large numbers of those in his command. Yogakaraka Shani if reasonably well placed usually provides Thula radical nativities with a solid schooling experience.

[nīcha] Shani [dik-bala] +An Awful Yoga with Awesome Power [nīcha] Shani-yuti-Surya [uchcha]

Grant's moment of glory [Surya] came --- when Grant was broke and distrusted --- amidst the horror and hatred of the USA Civil War in which 650,000 soldiers died. The war was dragging on interminably with ever-more-ghastly suffering on both sides. Winning became a matter of survival, and survival became a matter of headcount. The question was which side would get killed off first.

Grant's extraordinary combination of tolerance for cruelty [[nīcha] Shani]

A sustaining addiction [uttama lagnesha Shukra-6] made him and outcast and a loser in most life situations

, tactical military skill, and stalwart wife . But nearing the end of the Most Terrible War, this awful yoga gave him the "magic touch" which allowed the North to win the war .

His frightening package = military skill [Surya] + dogged acceptance of gross injustice on a national scale [Shani] + an addiction which numbed the pain enough to survive the daily horrors [Shukra] + computational skill in war tactics but not overall strategy [Budha].


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

  • [Dhaniṣṭha] Rahu-Kumbha [svakshetra] * shimmering illusion of profitable webworks * over-reaching friendliness * mirage of knitted netting knotwork * fabulous marketplace associations * extraordinary electro-magnetic connections * intriguing ecologies * mask of lawfully interlinked systems * fascinating achievements * culturally mixed social networks * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of scientific futurism * extravagant assemblies * finds opportunity in economic distribution * craves community-linkage * seeks privilege via socialite-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-5 * passion for politics, celebrity, games * in svabhava of Splendid Surya, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual children * out-of-bounds creativity * amplified poetic romance * charismatic individuality * craves the center-of-attention * intriguing displays of creative genius * seeks special, important role in performance arts * unconvetional literary entertainments * desires royalty roles * fascinating pageantry * mesmerizing celebrity * entrancing dramatic splendor * exciting children * opportunistic lovers * ambitious games-players * Rahu the Poseur may wear the persona [mask] of a dramatic actor or a celebrated intellectual * unorthodox performance brings the lights, the glory * boundary-breaching children [often adopted] * flamboyant fashion * exceptional offspring * thrilled by political theatre


powerful Kumbha-Rahu in the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra massive destruction and rebirth


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

  • Ketu-Singha * brightly dissociates from creative performance * fragmented entitlements * eccentric intelligence * peculiar brilliance * not limited by celebrity roles * ignores restriction on political opinion * releases a sparkling crimson cloud of divine charisma into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-11 * eccentric friends * no limits on profitability * dissolves barriers in community * peculiar social network * vacuous associations * irrelevance of material achievements * intangible goals * ambivalence toward economics * disappearing elder siblings * disregards social awards * ignores marketplace norms * abandons large group systems * unless other graha occupy 11, may prefer to live free from socializing = off-the-grid.
  • Ketu-yuti-Kuja * restless * surrendered championship * abandons fighting * inconsistent actions * disconnected brethren * odd innovations * unsustainable domination * apathetic competitions * peculiar disability * unfulfilled quest * pushes toward impermanence * incomplete births * liberation via vigorous movement



no limits [Ketu] on bloodshed, death [via maraka Kuja] in military or survival settings, superb military leadership in unthinkably gory circumstances

As a military general, Grant accepted the hideous reality of large-scale carnage.

  • He accepted that the survival of the Union required killing off a large portion of the next generation of American adult males.
  • Most of these men died not immediately by the sword, but in the days afterward in wrenching pain, from septic infection of wounds untreatable in the squalid conditions of the military camps.

Under USG's command, the Northern Army won an unwinnable war . Historians opine that a primary reason for winning the unwinnable was that USG was willing to enter battles where the enemy [6] had a nearly equal advantage [Tula] in the field, knowing that the sole tactic had to be fight to death.

USG knew that his tactic would lead thousands of trusting young men into animal slaughter. He drank to contain the evil. His wife Julia managed his drinking, ensuring that he survived long enough to win the war.

After completing his presidency USG was financially insolvent and suffering from throat cancer after a lifetime of smoking cigars.

  • Grant hired the renowned literary writer Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens] to write Grant's memoires.
  • The Memoires were a huge literary and commercial success, selling 300,000 copies in an era when books were an expensive luxury and many citizens could not read.

Immediately after completing his extensive and critically praised memoires, Grant left his terrestrial body via throat cancer at the age of 63






[uchcha] Shukra in bhava-6 is often an indicator of enjoyable moral corruption, alcoholism and consorting with servants or underlings. General Grant was a practicing alcoholic known for binge drinking throughout his career.

His own parents were moralistic Methodist tea-total practitioners [absolutely no alcohol] who were said to have taken offense at Grant's immoralism

They rejected his alcoholism and his tolerance [Shukra] for slavery [6] .

Grant's father Jesse Root Grant was a committed foe of alcohol use, due in part to the fact that Jesse's own father had been a severe alcoholic who abandoned his own children to the streets in his disability.

The father's father can be seen via 9th-back-from-9th = indriya lagna [bodily baseline] . Shukra's polarizing catalysis appears to have afflicted both General Grant and his paternal grandfather with equal impact.

Hiram Ulysses Grant's wife Julia [Shukra] hailed from a wealthy slave-owning plantation family from Missouri. In fact, although Grant was married to Julia in the state of Missouri which was less than one day's wagon ride from Grant's parent's current home in Illinois, Ulysses Grant's parents refused to attend his wedding. Although he held the office of POTUS-18 for eight years, his mother never once visited the White House, declining many invitations from President Grant and his socially popular wife Julia Dent Grant. Mother was presumably unable to associate herself with her intemperate son, whether he was the national president or not.

Grant had a lifelong fascination with politics due to svakshetra Kumbha Rahu-5. When working in his father's leather shop in Galena Illinois, Grant surprised the townspeople with his ability to predict the various twists and turns of the Civil War. According to journalists of the day, Grant enjoyed an uncanny understanding of the political motivations of the various military generals and their relationship to the US president and Congress.

After the horrible destruction and brutality of the USA Civil War, Grant enjoyed extremely high public visibility due to the auspicious Pushyami Chandra in 10.

Being a Northern war hero remembered for his ability to put an end to the conflict no matter the hideous costs of life and property. Grant won re-election quite easily.

Yet due to Shukra + ruler-of-12 Budha, Grant's tenure in the office of president was plagued by constant financial shaming-scandals. He seemed to be naturally attracted to the company of well-heeled criminals [pleasant, attractive Shukra in the criminal 6th] .

While the double viparita raja yoga of randhresha-8 Shukra in 6 + ruler-of-12 Budha in 6 did personally protect him from incrimination, he was made sick by toxins and he was swindled badly on more than one occasion.

Sacrificial Kuja-yuti-Ketu, with that fearless militarized yoga also rising in navamsha, allowed him to sacrifice the lives of tens of thousands of soldiers on the expectation that, because the North had more bodies available to sacrifice, he could simply wait until nearly all the enemy were dead and the North albeit after horrendous losses would be the winner. It was an extremely cruel strategy but typically of Ketu via detachment and having no other option, indeed it worked.

However, the Ketu+Kuja pair in bhava-11 friendships did deprive Grant of friends both before and after the wars in which he fought. His camaraderie with fellow soldiers was circumstantial. He did not maintain voluntary associations once the work was completed, preferring the company of his wife and siblings when he sought any company at all. GrantJulia_sm.jpeg

Wife Julia, by contrast, had excellent social skills and a large network of friends from their various military postings and family connections. Shukra + dharmesha-9 Budha.

On the plus side, Grant enjoyed the life structure of unswerving loyalty to his wife due to ]dik-bala] of the [nīcha-bhanga] [yogakaraka] Shani, and Julia whatever her faults followed him steadily from military camp to military camp throughout their lifelong marriage.

For a Thula male, Shukra lagnesha = the presence of the wife is essential to bring balance and harmony into daily life. Thus when Julia was away caring for their children or staying out of the fiercest battles, Grant was said to have lost his sense of balance and wallowed in the drink. When she returned to his side, he recovered his better judgment.


POTUS-pair-18 Civil War 1826-1902

Julia Dent Grant


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Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities


Bhaga * Falgun * Utthram

BPL commentary

For Uttaraphalguni births of a feminine valence, the condition of radiant, romantic, intelligent, creative, idealistic, central, confident, gaming, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Surya-ruled paradigm of Uttora, father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Denebola. Their purpose to brighten and glorify the divine intelligence through spectacular creativity.

Brilliantly dramatic

Uttara-phalguni women are famously confident and willful. Monarchic entitlement pairs with aristocratic service via noblesse oblige. While much depends upon the characteristics of sparkling nakshatra-pati Surya, the feminine Falgun is often found in bright environments of royalty, celebrity, theatre, creative arts, amusements, and games.

Uttaraphalguni ladies radiate a profound love for living creatures, both wild and domestic. On behalf of the animal kingdom and its denizens, the women of Aryaman may undertake political activism. As righteous [and self-righteous] human mistresses of the animal world, their political style may include fiery displays of romantic idealism. They may collect animals.

Simha-Leya pada-1 features charismatic centrality and stage presence, focused into the physical embodiment. Pada-1 must hold the center of attention, whether in celebrity politics, entertainment and fashion, dramatic acting, or all three.Typically, attracts an elder husband and many romances.

Kanya Pada 2-3-4 = equally dazzling, idealistic, smart, and flamboyant, but more focused upon expressing the genius of the imagination. Often a splendid dramatist and performing musician due to nakshatra-pati Surya. Typically one attracts a generous husband.

Themes of political power, radiant confidence, and bright celebrity drama may contextualize Utthram's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Uttaraphalguni-Aryaman

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. [1939] . Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 95

"A joyous healthy disposition yet quietly so.

  • She has a very soft pleasing voice,

  • bubbling over with fun and humor.

She is born to a family with social background

and loves to mingle with her friends in various social activities

  • Yet, she is not frivolous,

  • but beneath her joyous manner, rather serious minded.

She has fixed principles from which she will not deviate.

She prefers to choose her friends

  • from among the people who are artistically inclined and cultured.

She is efficient and adept at managing her home and her domestic life."


Julia Dent Grant, mother of four, managing social affairs of the Executive Mansion [Whitehouse] during her husband's presidency, 1870's.

In matriarchal widowhood, JDG became friends with a series of First Ladies, including POTUS-pair-22-24 Needlework 1864-1947 Frances Folsom Cleveland, POTUS-23 pair Caroline Harrison, and POTUS-26-pair Whitehouse Restoration 1861-1948 Edith Carow Roosevelt .

GrantJuliaDent_younger.jpg Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Shukra Mahadasha * age birth until age 9-months

26-Jan-1826 Earth-birth in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA* Shukra-Ketu bhukti

Surya Mahadasha * age 9-months until age 6.9

Chandra Mahadasha * age 6.9 until age 16.9

Mangala Mahadasha * age age 16.9 until age 23.9

1844 [JDG age 18] meets future husband US-Grant, a fellow West Point student and friend of Julia's elder brother. The couple rode horses and strode around the grounds. * Mangala-Rahu bhukti

1844-1848 [JDG age 18-22] separation of four years duration, caused by USG's military assignment to California

22-Aug-1848 [JDG age 22] exchange vows of marriage 1-of-1 with Ulysses S. Grant * Mangala-Shukra bhukti * gochara R-K via Simha-Kumbha contact Chandra-Simha

Rahu Mahadasha * age 23.9 until age 41.9

30-May-1850 [JDG age 24] celebrated the birth of child-1 * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

14-Jan-1857 [JDG age 31] grieved the decease of mother * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani activates maraka-7th-from matrikaraka-Chandra-Simha

Guru Mahadasha * age age 41.9 until age 57.9

Nov-1868 [JDG age 42] Ulysses S. Grant elected POTUS-18 * Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru yuvati-pati-7

16-Dec-1873 [JDG age 47] grieved the decease of her military officer father * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha activates maraka-2 from 9-pitri

Shani Mahadasha * age 57.9 until decease age 76

23-Jul-1885 [JDG age 59] grieved the decease of husband Ulysses S. Grant * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani activates-7 from dhava-karaka Guru

14-Dec-1902 [JDG age 76] dematerialization via heart-and-kidney failure * Shani-Guru chidra-dasha * Guru yuvati-pati-7

Distinctive features of the nativity


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


[contemplative vyaya-pati for Kanya udaya-lagna]

[bright focus of political hierarchy]

[confidently displays conventional intelligence]

[center-stage roles in fixed-rank drama]

[class-conscious creative-speculative-entitled father]




  • Surya-Makara-Draco * Savitra * the stimulator * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the hierarchical structuring rashi of Shani
  • Surya in bhava-4 * center of root routines * brightens the patriarchal folkways * intelligence for housing * focus on farming * smart gardens * dramatic transportation * ethnic entitlements * political parenting * stable confidence * attention on foundational infrastructure * eye on security * sparkling center of the patriotic-drama * father may be a schoolteacher-landowner-patriot
  • Surya-yuti-Shukra * confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * uniquely intelligent feminine-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * graciously creative * dramatic promises * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive * father may be artist-broker-arranger


Dad was a slave-labor plantation farmer and extensive landowner near St Louis, Missouri. Surya in bhava-4 ++ Surya resides in 6th-from-Chandra

Dad enslaved 30 Africans. Dad enjoyed financial prosperity and the family was affluent and socially well-connected across the midwest and southern regions.

For a wedding present, Dad gifted Julia and Ulysses with 80 acres of untilled land. However, even with the labor of a slave, USG was not able to make the farm profitable. The young couple abandoned their unproductive plantation, USG freed his farmworker slave, the family moved to Illinois. However, Julia kept her personal slave [legally owned by her father] until Emancipation.


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

Atmakaraka = caretaking, nourishment, protection, motherhood

  • Chandra-Simha * comforted by creative display * settled into dramatic rhythms * needs attention
  • Chandra in Purvaphalguni * * soothed by sparkling luxury * protectors of musical entertainments * needs brilliant beauty
  • Chandra in classroom-12 * draws comfort from dreams * familiar with ancestor guidance * accustomed to private prayer * nested into secluded enclosures * needs to fantasize * acculturated to Other Worlds * soothed by imaginative inspiration * repeating pulse of intuition * anchored by contemplation * seeks protective sanctuary * comfortable with isolation * undulating sleep * mother may be unavailable, withdrawn, reflective, sleepy, a researcher
  • Somana-yuti-Guru * Emotionally effusive * needs to expand * seeks familiar guidance * sheltered by doctrine * comforted by customary worship * protected by sacred ritual * nourished by beliefs * soothed by fertility * inspirational parents * multiple mothers * feels like a teacher-preacher


typical of Chandra in Purvaphalguni , Julia Dent was gifted in arts and music. Her singing and piano-playing were central entertainments in the Whitehouse.


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

  • Mangala-Tula * vigorous pursuit of alliance * penetrating advocacy * thrust toward union * proactive bargaining * military negotiations * push toward terms of agreement * aggressive deal-making *energetic arbitration * athletic balancing * champion of fair contracts
  • Mangala in bhava-2 * vigorous orator * loudly lectures on values * pursuit of treasuries * competitive financial actions * innovative knowledge * energized face-voice-song * memorable speeches * sings and shouts * champion of literacy-reading * historic pronouncements * prone to shouting * forward drive toward capitalization * promotes conservation * hyperactive family dynamics * acquisitive conquests



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

[lagnesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

  • 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-4 * narrative of cultural roots * skillfully describes parochial routines * delivers ritual instructions * discusses protective caretaking * talks in rhythmic comfortable style * analysis of foundational security * conversations about defense * skilled handcraft of fenced shelters * explainer of homeland customs * patriotic slogans * detailed communication about nourishment * team collaboration in farming-and-fishing * transportation scheduling * seasonal planning * familiar sibling conversations



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


  • Guru-Simha * many lights * big political displays * much drama * doctrine of divine right * expands the scope of unique personality * great splendor * multiple games * diverse theatrical performances * multiple celebrations * romantic permissiveness * self-reflexive worldview * abundant creativity * believes in special entitlements
  • Guru in bhava-12 * great interiority * many meditations * much divination * many hospitalizations * many spiritual retreats * numerous psychic way-showers * many large private spaces * extensive trance guidance * a patron of sanctuary enclosures * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be benevolently invisible
  • Guru-yuti-Chandra matri-karaka * multiple mother-figures * permission to do what feels good [not always beneficial, see Chandra's nakshatra] * much expansion of folkways * much humanistic cultural philosophy * many gardens * broad scope of sheltering settlements * generous nourishment * believes in defending the old ways of life * usually rather stout


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



  • 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-5 * seeks pleasure via refined gaming * enjoys center-stage beauty * creative feminine-figures * pleasing children * talented students * delights in financial speculation * political grace * aesthetic designs to adorn the heart * graceful solar plexus * dramatic relationships * sweet celebrity romance * delights in fine arts * appreciation of entitlements * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a dramatist-politician-artist-genius
  • Shukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama * appreciation for political display * pleasantly charming * self-focused diplomacy * radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining * sweet entitlements * negotiating father-figure * self-directed arrangements * focus on trade exchange * solipsistic romance * idealistic contracts * enjoys the game of deal-making * prefers self-confident partners
  • Shukra-5 parivartamsha Shani-9


Shukra-yuti-Surya resides in 6th-from-Chandra


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


[orthodox view of history]

[maintains the financial doctrine]

[rigidly preservationist father]


[Shukra-5 maha-parivartamsha Shani-9]

  • Shani-Urisha * heavy old valuables * must endure the sounds of proletarian speech-and-song * obliged to conform to the official bankers * antiquated genetic stock * required preservation of aging assets * must normalize conservation * slow elderly evaluators * must judge the worth of hoards * must endure pressure to store the precious inventories * must bear the weight of historic treasuries * structural compression upon neck-jaw * orderly warehousing * fixed rules govern collection * must gather seeds * must eat dry foodstuffs * must preserve lineage knowledge * scarce financial resources * maintainer of old heritage
  • Shani in Bhava-9 * slow time-structured worldview * must maintain the patriarchal faith * imposes the old convictions * delayed understanding * punitive ideologies * cautiously conventional professors * judgmental father * conservative religious hierarchy * global scale of responsibilities * heavy doctrinal pressures * blocks new viewpoints * preacher's fatigue * intolerance for sacerdotal innovation * pragmatic time-tested principles * materialistic paradigm of belief * rigidly dutiful guidance * elders preserve strict sacred rules
  • Shani-yuti-Ketu * delayed dispersion * distancing style of social conformity * pragmatic dissociation * limited surrender * lawful abandonment * spiritual paralysis * disinterested in outdated protocols * disciplined apathy * constrained wandering * systematic dissolution



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


  • Rahu-Vṛścika * shimmering illusion of mystery * craving for rebirthed identity * expedient gains from dangerous threats * extravagantly explosive hidden forces * preposterous camouflage * mesmerizing power of rejuvenation * fabulous surgeries * exotic secret initiations * mask of deep inner transformations * fascinating arcane knowledge * over-reaching intrigue * marvelous hidden liaisons * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of healing shakti * thrilling emergency intervention * seeks privilege via revelatory disclosures * amazingly shocking insights * self-promotion via exciting discovery-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-3 * passion for communication * in svabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter = glamorous writing * outsider who cleverly insinuates into culturally important communicator roles * exotic photography * unusual journalistic reporting * thrilling announcements * unorthodox commentary * mesmerizing messaging * craves publication * ambitious sibling-cousins * mixed-culture collaborative teams * desire for conversations * over-reaching commerce * exciting gestures * opportunistic approach to manufacturing * entranced by information technology * boundary-breaching sibling-cohort * unconventional explanations * remarkable retinue * fascinating evangelism * seeks privilege via project management



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

[Ketu-yuti-Shani ]

  • Ketu-Urisha * financially dissociates from collections * breaks-up compulsive acquisition * incomplete containment * dissolved treasury * disregards conventional valuations * not limited by historical knowledge * incoherent lineage * ignores restriction on speech-voice-sight * releases a rich blue cloud of hoarded goods into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-9 * disinterested in credenda * wandering worldview * disengaged from faith doctrine * disregards theory * liberating philosophy * irrelevance of patriarchal dogma * ambivalence toward conventional convictions * spacey father * weird beliefs * ignores the ordinary understandings * incoherent ideology * unless other graha in 9, may prefer to live free from father-figures
  • Ketu-yuti-Shani * nonconforming * surrendered status * empty structures * disconnected elders * unsustainable rules * abandoned achievements * peculiar profession * chronological disorientation * irregular order * apathetic boss * fragmented materialism * incoherent legislation * disregard for rigid social conventions * free from survival fear * liberation via release of concern for public approval



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