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Ulster-Scots Dissenter American


preceded by

after POTUS-22, succeeded by

after POTUS-24, succeeded by

married to :


Stephen Grover Cleveland in 1892, age 55


1893-1897 * POTUS-24

1885-1889 * POTUS-22

1883-1885 * Governor of New York

1871-1873 * Sheriff of Erie County, NY

Grover Cleveland

a. k. a. Stephen Grover Cleveland

Earth-birth Saturday-18-Mar-1837

dematerialization 24-Jun-1908 (age 71)


Frances "Frankie" Folsom Cleveland in 1886 (her age 22)


1885-1889 + 1893-1897 * POTUS-22-24 partner

Frances F. Cleveland

a.k.a. Frankie Folsom

a.k.a. Frankie Cleveland

a.k.a. Frances Folsom Cleveland

a.k.a. Frances Cleveland Preston

Earth-birth Thu-21-Jul-1864

dematerialization 29-Oct-1947 (age 83)

Nativity of Frances Folsom Cleveland


POTUS-22 = 1885 until 1889

POTUS-24 = 1893 until 1897

Grover Cleveland


birth data from

tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


Yamuna * Apa-bharanishe * Varni

BPL commentary

For Bharani births of a masculine valence, the condition of sweetly musical, artistic, harmony-seeking, negotiating, balancing, diplomacy, designing, matching, pairing, sensually pleasuring akarshana-karaka Bright Beautiful Bhrigu may considerably affect the outcome.

Due to the definitive influence of kalatra-karaka Shukra, gentlemen born into the realms of Bharani-Yamya, Pūrvaphalgunī-Yonī, or Pūrvāṣāḍhā may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of the feminine companion.

For those born into the Shukra-ruled paradigm of Yamya, feminine figures such as sisters, aunts, and wives, along with partnerships, sensual pleasures, arrangements, valuation, pricing, equity, bargains, trades, treaties, trusts, adjustments, justice, finance, artistic beauty, treasuries, alignment, attunement, harmonies, and music, may be especially influential.

Guidance provided by instructors from the civilizations of Apis. Their purpose is acquisition of treasuries, carrying of beautiful objects , and preservation of values across the generations.

Burdened Banker Busy Bee

Shukra-ruled Bharani masculine-figures are the Money Guys. Yamuna-born are often found in the worlds of banking, valuation, capital markets, currency-trading, mints and coinage. Connoisseurs of pricing and aggressive deal-makers, they vigorously seek acquisition of precious objects. In addition to their financial abilities, due to their intuitive understanding of sound-and-color values, Bharani males may also pursue careers in music and arts. Most Bharani men can sing beautifully.

The harmonious arrangements of Apa-bharanishe may be lovely even while they vigorously compete for dominance. Their expertise in the fields of preservation, containment, and collecting may extend to wines, perfumes, fine textiles, works of art, and any commodity which may capitalize or increase in value. Like all Shukra-governed births, they must take care to avoid the misuse of drugs and alcohol.

Themes of competitive acquisition, precious sounds and song, + investment in cherished values may contextualize Bharani's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Bharani.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 79

"A very vital character,

  • a quality which quite often leads this individual into all sorts of trouble

  • because other people are apt to be jealous, resentful and antagonistic to him.

The morals of this man are not above reproach .

He will be distinguished in many cases by some slight physical defect

  • on the lower part of the body,

  • that is below the waist."


Grover Cleveland age 66 in 1903 (after the 1893 surgery)


Stephen Grover Cleveland, younger years

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Budha Mahadasha *age birth until age 7.7

18-Mar-1837 Earth-birth in Caldwell, New Jersey, USA * Budha-Mangala bhukti

Ketu Mahadasha * age 7.7 until age 14.7

Shukra Mahadasha * age 14.7 until age 34.7

01-Oct-1853 (GC age 16) grieved decease of father * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti * Shukra-yuti-Budha * Budha activates 7th-from-Surya

Surya Mahadasha * age 34.7 until age 40.7

1862 (GC age 25) begins own law practice * Surya-Rahu bhukti

1874 (GC age 36) celebrated the birth of child-1 born (out of wedlock) * Surya-Guru bhukti * Guru putrakaraka

Chandra Mahadasha * age 40.7 until age 50.7

19-Jul-1882 (GC age 44) grieved the decease of mother * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 7th-from-Chandra-Karkata

1882-1884 Mayor of Buffalo ++ governor of New York as directed by his handlers * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani karmesha

04-Nov-1884 (GC age 46) won election to POTUS-22 by a narrow margin * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha-yuti-Shukra * Shukra activates 7th navamsha + bhava-7 10th-from-10th = deal-making

02-Jun-1886 (GC age 49) exchange marriage vows with his god-daughter Frances Folsom Cleveland (FFC 21, GC 49) * Chandra-Shukra bhukti

Mangala Mahadasha * age 50.7 until age 57.7

06-Nov-1888 (GC age 51) lost election for POTUS-23 by narrow margin to rival POTUS-23 National Forests 1833-1901 Benjamin Harrison * Mangala-Rahu bhukti

03-Oct-1891 child-2 (first unacknowledged child had been born in 1874) * GC age 54 * Mangala-Budha bhukti

08-Nov-1892 (GC age 55) won election to POTUS-24 by narrow margin * Mangala-Shukrai bhukti

Jul-1893 (GC age 56) secret, emergency <<crash team>> surgery onboard a yacht, to remove a life-threatening mouth tumor * Mangala-Shukra bhukti

Rahu Mahadasha * age 57.7 until until decease age 71

1896 (GC age 59) due largely to his blundered handing of the Panic of 1893, GC ends the second term in discord. Considered one of the most unpopular presidents in American history. * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

07-Jan-1904 (GC age 67) grieved the decease of eldest daughter Ruth Cleveland (child's age 12, from diphtheria) * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Rahu-1 in 2nd-from-5th ruler Kuja [nīcha]

24-Jun-1908 (GC age 71) dematerialization * Rahu-Shukra bhukti * Shukra maraka activates-2

Prominent Features of the Nativity


pitri-karaka (father) * jyoti-karaka (light)


[dutiful karmesha for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[reputation for theatical-political intelligence]

[bright center of intuitive guidance]

[clairsentient understanding of dramatic display]

[celebrated entitlement to imaginative speculations]

[political focus on visionary leadership]



  • Surya-Meena * Bhaskara * the illuminator * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the expansively visionary rashi of Brihaspati
  • Surya in bhava-5 [svabhava] center of sparkling entitlements * poetic romance * literary-artistic intelligence * splendid speculations * radiates brightly political celebrity * focus on glamour * genius for dramatic entertainments * eye on smart gambling * brilliant in games * bright center of creative performance * father may be a dramatist-speculator-politician


GC recounted that his dad was a restless, bullying preacher-teacher boss-of-the-house who produced a very large family. In modern psychological parlance, Dad sounds like a textbook example of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. [Surya in bhava-5 weak ruler]

Dad moved the entire household frequently in pursuit of greater glory. Surya activates 5 performance arts.

-preaching and Surya-4 represents the ethnic ritual worship. Surya-Meena-5 self-promotion receives drishti of [uchcha] Guru-9 [karako bhavo nashto] preaching, suggesting that the father had a great many children and was almost unbearably self-righteous, guilt-inflicting, and aggressive (Kuja-9 also [karako bhavo nashto] ) .

The father, by Cleveland's account, cared much less for the well being of his nine children, and much more for their pubic piety (9). Surya activates 10 reputation, and 10 = 6th-from-Surya showing father's hypocritical misbehavior and mistreatment of the children as inconsistent with his public leadership.

Cleveland was 16 when his father died; an event recorded as providing a great relief from the father's narcissistic regime. Surya in 6/8-from -svakshetra and Meena-Surya-5 suggest that the father's doctrinal convictions were in conflict with his roles as teacher and parent. The drishti of [uchcha] Guru is highly fertile as indicates by Cleveland's large sibling cohort.



Karmesha Surya-5 politics occupies the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra * shaming-scandal cover-up, camouflage, non-disclosure . Surya activates Chandra-Simha suggesting that Cleveland would experience the maximum emotional comfort of life when he was engaged in politics, especially in leadership roles. However, the draining effect of dharmesha Chandra ruler of 12th-from-10th = Chandra in classroom-10 would mean that his leadership career fluctuated. Cleveland gained and lost in elections, holding the POTUS position twice but losing it twice as well.


matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)

  • Chandra-Karkata * comforted by maternal soothing * settled into tidal rhythms * needs to protect
  • Chandra in Aśleṣa-Naga * soothed by restraining embrace * guards the ethno-cultural environment * needs familiar folk narratives
  • Chandra in classroom-4 [dik-bala] * comfort in familiar routines * calmed by caretaking * seeks continuous oscillating motion * sensitive to ethnic folkways * contented by recurrent rituals * soothed by customary habits * tranquilized by rhythmic waves * needs pulsation * nurtured by gardening * follows local pathways * feels rooted into the land * settled into home-keeping * undulating patriotism * mother may be a farmer, fisher, builder, schoolteacher, border-defender
  • Somana-yuti-Kuja * Emotionally pro-active * sensitive to brotherly figures * needs to win * comforted by direct forward movement * invigorates the undulating routine * soothed by pioneering innovation * competitive mother * calmed by routine exercise * feels like a champion
  • 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


Chandra in classroom-4 [dik-bala]


Grover Cleveland owned extensive properties in Buffalo NY. During his two USA Presidencies, Cleveland and his wife Frankie lived away from the prying eyes of the Whitehouse in two separate, elite-quality private homes.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


= bhava-10

Budha-yuti-Shukra (two marriages)

Mate-1 mother of his eldest child

Cleveland's first wifely-companion ran a boarding-house (4). Cleveland never married this lady and he publicly dismissed her as the keeper of a public house. For political reasons, his handlers discredited this woman, scandalizing her reputation, and eventually remanding her to a state mental institution. Sadly, Shukra activates Shani-yuti-Ketu-12 ++ Shani-12 parivartamsha Shukra-4, showing the imprisonment of the first lifepartner on pretext of her insanity. She was likely not insane, but her insistence on exposing Cleveland's paternity of her son was extremely inconvenient. Cleveland as a successful attorney had paid child-support and funded the education for this child, but the political liability of "illegitimate" birth was so egregious that extreme measures were taken to make her invisible (12).

2nd-from 7th-from-Chandra-10

Mate-2 = = Frances Folsom Cleveland

At the onset of Rahu-Rahu svabhukti, 49-year-old Cleveland married 21-year old POTUS-pair-22-24 Needlework 1864-1947 Frances Folsom Cleveland. Frankie's Chandra-Kumbha shows her to be a socialite represented by Cleveland's bhava-11 fundraising, community networking, large parties, webs of friendship ++ his Budha-Kumbha youthful second lifemate.

Frankie restored social dignity to the shaming-scandal-prone bachelor president, and together they produced more children. Frankie was popular (11) with the press, with ladies' clubs, and with Cleveland's associates. The marriage was considered a social success. After Cleveland died in 1908, Frankie lived another 40 years. She remained active in women's clubs (11) and supported the war effort.


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


[lagnesha for Mesha indriya-lagna]

[randhresha for Mesha indriya-lagna]

[Kuja Dosha for alliance-1]

[energetic manipulative mother]

[guilt-extortion parents]




  • Mangala-Karkata [nīcha] * active pursuit of security * proactive nourishment * drive toward rooting + settling * vigorous defensive movement * police protector * fence-builder * push toward land ownership * promotes construction of settlements * innovative farming + fishing * energetically ethnic * champion of local cultures
  • Mangala in bhava-4 * promotes local transport * champion of construction * mechanized vehicles * underground dig-drill-dive-mine * lively push toward fast driving * school bully (nichha only) * builds foundational infrastructure * invigorating patriotism * domestic conquests * pursues home ownership * defensive action * restless in school * energized farming * tillage-plowing-plunder * fights in marine defense * pushy parents * competitive force in the childhood home
  • Kuja-yuti-Chandra * invigorated feelings * energized intuition * dynamic nurturance * competitive caretaking * often the dominant parent * needs to win * forward thrusting emotions * seeks security via conquest
  • Kuja-yuti-Guru * multiple competitions * many brother-figures * energized growth * dynamic generosity * masculine force joins optimistic expansion * champion of philosophy * potential for aggressive preaching * promotes broad worldview * indoctrinating actions


Tension in the personality due to mutual drishti between Kuja ++ Shani

Kuja-4 [nīcha] produces a significant kuja dosha afflicting the first unavowed marriage-with-child

Challenging mutual drishti between Kuja-4 ++ Shani-7


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


  • Budha-Kumbha * connecting communications * systematic pronouncements * articulation of social-scientific networks * descriptive inter-webbed definitions * diagrams the marketplace linkages *futuristic conversations * messages about communities * discusses economic transactions * explains social participation linkage * large-scale logic * skilled weaving * deft knitting * hands-arms-shoulders make connective gestures, distributive gestures
  • Budha in bhava-11 * narrative of information systems * describes ecological gridwork * calculates economic profit * reports on revenues * describes distributive networks * talks about social participation * sibling-type friendships * conversations about voluntary connections * announces achievements * delivers interlinking instructions * discussion in large assemblies * defines the webworks of community
  • 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



Budha activates 3-communications, management, committee-work + 6-conflict

Policy and Documentation

The great focus of Cleveland's leadership was document composition and committee work (3). Historians account Cleveland as a "formidable policymaker". Policy (3) importantly is not law (10, 7) . Policy is rather a documented (3) set of principles which describe (3) the preferred actions and practices to be undertaken in specified conditions. Economic and social participation [Kumbha] policies were his most distinctive works.

Although a good student, GC had to leave school twice, first to accept an indentured apprenticeship age 12-13 and then again at age 16 due to his father's death. He earned his law license by apprenticing at a law firm. He worked to financially support his mother and sisters throughout his life.


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


[Hamsha Yoga]

  • Guru-Karkata * big shelters * various caretakers * many provisions * benevolent routines * believes in defense * permission to protect * expansive patriotism * broad understanding of local cultures * develops gardens * prosperous settlements * multiple dwellings * many patronizing parent-figures
  • Guru in bhava-9 [svabhava] [karako bhavo nashto for father, patrons, indoctrinators] tolerance for diverse doctrines * multiple beliefs * expansive ideology * much sermonizing * broad humanistic understanding * sanctimonious father * multiple father-guru-professor figures * extensive worldview * patron of philosophy * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be an ideologue or spiritual guide
  • 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
  • Guru-yuti-Mangala bhratri-karaka * multiple brotherly-figures * permission to compete-and-win * expansive conquests * progressive philosophy * large-scale invasive actions * vigorous champion of optimistic belief


Guru in bhava-4 [uchcha] rules 9-ideology, father, doctrine ++ 12-clandestine operations, sanctuary, privacy, distant lands

  • GC endured a somewhat bumpy political career
  • he became a 2-term POTUS and a wealthy man
  • he fathered six children


  • Guru-yuti-Mangala Lagnesha Mangala typically yields a generously sized body and over time a rather portly physique. Cleveland. Guru-yuti-Chandra ensures a ballooning physique and fertility. He fathered six children despite health issues and job stress.
  • GC was a stress eater who suffered from obesity for much of his life. Although a robust but average-sized young man, GC became a portly fellow in middle age.
  • His girth often brought mirth in the press. GC's bodyweight ultimately ballooned to 280 pounds. That expansive size was rare in those days, and GC's spread was considered to be rather amazing, like a circus attraction. .

Benevolent Brihaspati

[uchcha] Guru makes it a healing success - for Cleveland and for the nation.

Aśleṣa-Guru activates bhava-2 capital finance, treasuries, values. Mouth. Cleveland battled lifelong health challenges including cancer, obesity, and tobacco addiction due to conditions in bhava-2 mouth-food . Drishti into bhava-2 from lagnesha Mangala-Karkata-8 + Guru-Karkata-8.


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

  • Shukra-Kumbha * appreciation of social networks * likes knitting-knotting * attracted to marketplace revenues * pleased by large-group connectivity * prefers a friendly partner * collectivist arrangements * enjoys regulated systems * sweetly gracious within big crowds * scientific aesthetic * financially balanced economic linkage
  • Shukra-11 * seeks pleasure via social connectivity * pleasant community linkage * balances asset distribution systems * seeks network equity * association with artists * values friendly financial connections * likes knitting-and-knotting * pleasing designs to adorn the skin * graceful ankles * appreciation of friendships * aesthetic of fair deals in marketplace * enjoys attractive friends * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a socialite-economist-networker
  • Shukra-yuti-Budha * 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
  • Shukra-11 parivartamsha Shani-7


Shukra occupies in the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra-4 * shaming-scandal cover-up, camouflage, non-disclosure

Shukra activates bhava-7 lawcourts, attorney, legal practice in the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra

Shukra activates 10th-from-10th (7) agreements, deals, lawful resolutions



Cleveland's second marriage (the first unavowed = the mother of his son) to Frankie produced five children and was said to be happy. Frankie's Chandra-Kumbha occupies his 7th-from-Chandra matching his Budha-Kumbha indicating a youthful 2nd-lifepartner. However, due to her youth, they were 28 years apart by birth, and he died when she was 46. She remarried to a college professor after 5 years of widowhood.

Animosity and Economics 6-11

1896 ended Cleveland's second presidential term in widespread discord. He was at the time reckoned as one of the most unpopular presidents in American history, due largely to his blundered handing of the economic crisis * Mangala-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 6-animosity, Shukra activates 11-economy.

After the people finished their raging anger at his administration's financial outcomes, later historians rehabilitated his overall two-term performance record. Cleveland is presently ranked among the top third of effective presidents. His reputation has been helped by comparative data that allows historians to evaluate performance examples of many POTUS facing similar economic crises, from George Washington until Barack Obama.

Cleveland's [uchcha] Shani-Ketu in 11 suggests that economic systems would produce his greatest life catalyst, and that rigidity [Shani] of interpretations (Shukra-3) would constitute his greatest challenge. However, the parivartamsha of Shani-Shukra also suggests that he would address the challenge at the highest levels of social order and that under the circumstances his knowledge of finance [Shukra] and systems [Shani] would prove useful in averting a worse outcome. Historians can now see what the people could not then realize: he effectively prevented a bad situation from becoming much worse.


Grover Cleveland was legally married only once, to Frances Folsom, when she was 21 and he was 49.

However. earlier in his sexual career, "Grover the Rover" fathered a son with a woman in Buffalo in 1874(his age 37). The child was born into obscurity and illegitimacy during Grover's Ketu bhukti, and Shukra activates Ketu.

During the son's upbringing, Cleveland paid regular child-support, and the situation was discussed among the Buffalo NY bourgeoisie. Politically, this was a serious ethical shaming-scandal * lagnesha [uchcha] Guru yuti Aśleṣa Chandra-Mangala conspiracies scandal.

The shaming-scandal profoundly threatened his political fortunes, but [Vimala Yoga] ensured that he would bear no harmful consequences. During the POTUS-22 campaign, his political machine had the mother of his child remanded to a mental asylum in order to "disappear her" and silence her constant reminders of his parental responsibility for the boy (bhava-8 masks).

Shukra-yuti-Budha suggests two marriages, with the second wife Budha being much younger. Chandra + [nīcha] Kuja + lagensha-Guru-8 makes the scandal while the two-wives significator in the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra suggests an element of choking, involuntary restraint, or forced containment. Guru-yuti-Chandra-Aśleṣa-8 fertility - a first child that is hidden under camouflage, unknown to the public and not a recognized figure

Marriage lifepartner for Chandra-8 suggests a spouse who is focused on maintaining the genetic lineage and containing the family treasuries.

7th-from-Chandra is ruled by Shani-yuti-Ketu desaparacidos. In Cleveland's case the mother of his first child was a widow (8) who ran a boarding house in the town of Buffalo, and her favors were enjoyed apparently by several of the town's leading gentlemen including the father of Cleveland's future second wife Frances Folsom. Furthermore 7th-from-Aśleṣa Chandra is ruled by the unromantic, child-unfriendly pair Shani-yuti-Ketu.

Also the drishti of [nīcha] Mangala upon 7th-from-Chandra produces a very considerable Kuja Dosha. Her fate was not a happy one.

The second marriage is represented by 2nd-from-Chandra = Kanya-11 social community

of the second wife born in Purvaphalguni

Guru-Aśleṣa rules bhava-2 saturation = Conditions of dematerialization = choking, strangling, tightening.


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

[Śaśaka Yoga]




[Atmakaraka work ethic, leadership Responsibility, institutions, law-and-order, respect for elders, endurance, time ]

  • Shani-Tula * overburdened agreements * restricted leverage * mandatory bargaining * strict rules for making agreements * structural compression upon kidney-pancreas * rigidly regulated match-making * must form socially approved partnerships * must honor the lowest-common-denominator in deal-making * mandatory fairness * must normalize social justice * unyielding obligatory diplomacy * must advocate for equity * exchanges must be lawful * must continue conventional negotiations * scarce trading resources * maintainer of old bargains
  • karmesha 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-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
  • Shani-7 parivartamsha Shukra-11


Tension in the personality

Challenging mutual drishti between Kuja-4 (father, ideology) ++ Shani-72 (private worlds, backroom deals)

Shani-yuti-Ketu occupies 4th-from-Chandra == the Panic of 1893 and its threat of massive economic collapse

Cleveland was first and foremost an administrative manager. He was somewhat handicapped in individual executive decision-making roles due to Shani-yuti-Ketu. But he excelled in the administrative roles of conducting meetings, writing letters of correspondence, and making announcements. Cleveland's lack of autocratic instinct allowed him to build consensus and collaborative workgroups (3), and that facilitated his communications (3) with the lawmakers of the Congress.

Shani activates 3 = Congressional caucus, committee work, documentation, reports, policy. GC favored the method cherished by many of his colleagues = backroom deals and arrangements. His committees were working, but their process was never transparent.

Shukra-3 parivartamsha Shani-11 * Shukra agreements, deals, Shani lawful resolutions

Food and Tobacco Addiction

Shani-yuti-Ketu no limits

Economic catalyst

Cleveland dealt unsuccessfully with the massive economic depression and widespread poverty caused by the Panic of 1893 . He could not control the Panic because he could not make structural sense of it. (Ketu with Shani structure.) He was ideologically opposed to government safety-nets, and thus was forced to hope that the primitive 'laws' of the economy (Shani-Ketu-11) would self-correct before the nation collapsed. He was largely vilified for mishandling the crisis


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

  • Rahu-Mesha-Arya * shimmering illusion of championship * craving for superiority * exotic use of dominating force * mask of competitive action * mirage of first-arrival pioneer * over-reaching urgency * extraordinary birth * extravagant muscularity * mesmerizing forward movement * unusual athleticism * fascinating conquests * marvelous warriorship * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of heroic action * seeks privilege via innovator-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-1 * passion for fleshly vitality * in svabhava of Competitive Kuja, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous physical visage * extraordinary athletic action * outsider who cleverly insinuates into a noble identity * smoky, oily aura * desires competitive advantage * exceptionally recognizable appearance * exhilarating force of nature * thrilling champion of non-standard lifestyles * social mobility via dynamic movement * powerful personality * innovative behavior challenges existing norms * culturally mixed self-image * embodies exciting new energies * self-promotion via blood-and-birth * double agent * over-reaching ambition for empowered individuality * craves special importance * trespasses cultural limitations of race-class-creed-gender * fascinating figure * may represent a cult of personality

Rahu-6 Mesha ambitious desire to obtain the privilege conferred by jails, crime, divorce, disagreement, self-medication, accusation, betrayal, ailment, disrespect, and physical approach to conflict.

Rahu-6 ruled by [nīcha] Kuja-9 yuti Aśleṣa-Guru.

Grover Cleveland was once paid to do the job of hanging criminals to death as a capital punishment. He was Sheriff of Erie County, New York, and twice had to spring the trap at a hanging.

Jul-11893 (his age 56) secret, emergency "crash team" surgery onboard a yacht, to remove a life-threatening mouth tumor * the notoriously difficult-and-dangerous Rahu-Shani bhukti has improved prospects because Shani-yuti-Ketu-12 ++ Rahu-6 medical intervention

Rahu-Mesha-Arya-6 ruled by [nīcha] Kuja-9 shows the extraordinary energy of undisclosed, masked power brokering, extortion, and intense emotional manipulation that characterized not only Cleveland's lifetime career but also the entire national culture of his era. Rahu in bhava-6 is the highest success location for risk-rewarding Rahu, who finds in ari-sthana a world of opportunities where angels fear to tread.


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

  • Ketu-Tula * justly dissociates from negotiation * wanders away from compromise * eccentric alliances * abandons agreements * apathetic trades * surrenders trust * ignores restriction on match-making * releases a pale pastel cloud of fair deals into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-7 * ambivalent toward agreements * absentee advocates * disregards contractual loyalties * disinterested in mutuality * wanders from the middle-balance * irrelevance of equity * surrenders alliances * abandons the usual covenants * ignores advice * incoherent promises * liberation via surrendered negotiations * unless other graha in 7, may prefer to live free from partners
  • 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


Cleveland had intensive interactions with the economic systems of the large cities and the federal government. Initially due to Shani-yuti-Ketu-12 he was himself engaged in marketplace corruption of the Machine. However, during his second term as POTUS he acquired responsibility for maintaining economic systems during the devastating Panic of 1893.


Partner POTUS-22 = 1885 until 1889

Partner POTUS-24 = 1893 until 1897

Frances Folsom Cleveland


birth data from

tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativity


Yoni * Bhagadaivata * Prakphalguni * Arjuni

BPL commentary

For Purvaphalguni * Yoni * births of a feminine valence, the condition of sweetly musical, artistic, harmony-seeking, negotiating, balancing, arranging, designing, matching, pairing, sensually pleasuring akarshana-karaka Bright Beautiful Bhrigu may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Shukra-ruled paradigm of Vutavabana, feminine figures such as sisters, aunts, and wives, along with partnerships, contracts, bargains, sensual pleasures, lovers, artistic beauty, luxurious scents, treasuries, financial arrangements, and music, may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Zosma. Their purpose is to dramatize, glamorize, and politicize the grand theatrical values of creative life.

Diplomatic charm

Shukra-ruled Purvaphalguni ladies are often the diva type. Yoni-born are found in the sparkling bright worlds of political diplomacy, romance, entertainment, speculative finance, performance arts, and fashion design. Women born into a nakshatra of Shukra are often blessed by a special aptitude for music, beauty, treasuries, ornaments, design arts, and financial affairs.

Yoni-born are happiest when playing musical instruments, dancing on the theatrical stage, or performing a richly costumed dramatic role for an appreciative audience, Delighted by spectacle and applause, they glitter and radiate at parties, creative events, political campaigns, and games..

Depending upon the placements of dhanakaraka Shukra and dhana=pati Budha, the Purvarjuni-born may also display financial intelligence, deal-brokering ability, and glamour in romantic relationships. Queenly and self-referential, they require equity in marriage and business contracts. Honesty is deeply important to them. Yet, due to Shukra's bargaining nature, the insult of disloyalty may be balanced by financial compensation.

Like all Shukra-governed births, Bhagadaivata-born must take care to avoid the misuse of drugs and alcohol. Political and creative success depends upon the charisma of lagnesha Surya. Financial success depends upon the dual-dhanakaraka Shukra and Budha.

Themes of theatrical celebrity, lavish musical entertainments, arts and fashion, and financial agreements may contextualize Pubba's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra-Purvaphalguni.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 95

"... an oval face, whose features are well proportioned

  • and a quiet, well modulated voice, soft and cultured.
She is modest and unassuming
  • but has a strong and fine character beneath her quiet demeanor.

Very hospitable and sociable, she likes to meet people

  • and is interested in what they have to say and in their troubles.

She likes to sew or embroider

  • and is often occupied with such tasks.

She also is keenly interested in occult subjects

  • And likes to listen to discussions on these matters and to read about them.

She is scrupulous in her obligations

  • and a favor done to her will always be repaid promptly with something else added."


Frances Folsom Cleveland in 1888 (age 24)



Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston in 1933 (FFCP age 69) leading the Needlework Guild to sew for the Depression's homeless. Typical of Purvaphalguni women, FFCP liked to embroider and sew.

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Rahu Mahadasha * age birth until age 14

21-Jul-1864 Earth-birth * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru atmakaraka

23-Jul-1875 (FFC age 11) grieved decease of father * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya pitrimaraka rules 2nd-from-Surya

Guru Mahadasha * age 14 until age 30

Jun-1885 earned B.A. diploma from Wells College * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha diploma

Sep-1885 until May-1886 (FFC age 21) Frances (an only child) and her widowed mother to whom she was extremely close, undertake a nine-month tour of seven European capitals, arranged by the Whitehouse * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu wandering * dharmesha Mangala-yuti-Ketu-9 world travel

17-May-1886 Frances' paternal grandfather, a minister who was scheduled to perform her wedding ceremony, dies only 16 days before the wedding * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu severance, sudden disconnection

02-Jun-1886 (FFC age 21) exchange of vows in marriage-1-of-2 with Grover Cleveland, a close friend of FFC's dad. GC was 28 years her senior * Guru-Shukra bhukti

06-Nov-1888 (FFC age 23) GC lost election for POTUS-23 by narrow margin, allowing FFC to start her family with a degree of privacy * Guru-Shukra bhukti * Shukra-12 aesthetic of privacy activates 12-from-10th-from 7 = temporary invisibility of spouse's career

03-Oct-1891 (FFC age 25) celebrated the birth of child-1 * Guru-Mangala bhukti * Mangala activates 9-children

08-Nov-1892 (FFC age 26) G-Cleveland won election POTUS-24 by narrow margin * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha

Shani Mahadasha * age 30 until age 49

Jan-1897 end of Whitehouse years, return to common citizen rank * Shani-Shani svabhukti

07-Jan-1904 (FFC age 38) grieved the decease of eldest child Ruth Cleveland (child's age 12, from diphtheria) * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra-12 rules 2-from-9 + Shukra activates 12th-from-5th-from-Chandra

24-Jun-1908 (FFC age 42) grieved the decease of husband-1 Grover Cleveland * Shani-Rahu bhukti

10-Feb-1913 (FFC age 48) exchange the vows of marriage-2-of-2 to Wells College professor Thomas Preston * Shani-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 2-8 -navamsha (2nd marriage)

Budha Mahadasha * age 49 until age 66

27-Dec-1915 (FFC age 51) grieved the decease of mother * Budha-Ketu bhukti

Ketu Mahadasha * age 66 until age 73

Shukra Mahadasha * age 73 until decease age 83

29-Oct-1947 (FFC age 83) dematerialization * Shukra-Guru bhukti * Guru-yuti-Rahu Brihaspati gives effect of Rahu ++ Guru activates 2nd-from-Chandra

POTUS-22-24 Interstate Commerce Grover Cleveland [uchcha] + [nīcha] Mangala + Chandra married a beautiful 21-year-old wife when he was 49. "Frankie" bore him five children and raised them in publicly visible context during his second presidency. Her greatest service to him was to rescue his reputation. Cleveland endured a near-crushing shaming-scandal when it was discovered that he had fathered a "love child" Frankie, his young and effectively second - wife promptly rectified his reputation from "Grover the Rover" to conventionally avowed and socially normalized husband and father.

Distinctive features of the Nativity


pitri-karaka (father) * jyoti-karaka (light)

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

FATHER and Father-Figures

Dad was a Buffalo attorney and close friend of Frankie's first husband POTUS-22-24 Interstate Commerce 1837-1908 Grover Cleveland. In those days, Buffalo was a booming financial and political center due to being the western terminus of the Erie Canal. Frankie's dad was an up-and-coming attorney-businessman who left an estate but without a will [Ketu].

When Frankie was 12 years old, Cleveland became the executor of Frankie's financial inheritance and for the next nine years, he ensured that she had both necessities and luxuries, including a college diploma. Within two months of her completion of college education, Cleveland proposed marriage to Frankie. Thus the primary male influence morphed from a father-figure into a husband, seen via the dreamy fog of Surya-yuti-Shukra as well as the unboundaried Ketu-yuti-Kuja-9.

Ketu-yuti-Kuja-9 indicates Dad's early demise and perhaps at times, his questionable behavior. One of the ways that Cleveland's political handlers tried to conveniently cover-up the fact of Cleveland's illegitimate son was to blame the unacknowledged child on Frankie's deceased father. However, the folks of Buffalo society knew well that Grover the Rover had paternity.


matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)

  • Chandra-Kumbha * comforted by networks * sensitive to connectivity * needs community
  • Chandra in Sadachbia-Varuna * calmed by mixed networks * protectors of universal mingling * soothed by risky marketplaces * needs to make expedient social connections
  • Chandra in classroom-7 * comfortable with arrangements * familiar with bargaining * needs harmony * soothed by match-making * feels the pulse of deal-making * allied to the mother * accustomed to adjudication * habitual negotiator * calmed by customary arrangements * rhythmic rebalancing * needs fair contracts * sheltered by a parenting partner * nourished by agreements * undulating equity * mother may be a match-maker, attorney, advocate, judge


Frankie was said to have been exceptionally close to her mother.

Typical of Chandra in classroom-7 and particularly for her Simha indriya-lagna which chooses elder spouses, Frankie chose to marry a parental, elder, father-figure lifepartner. Cleveland had been a colleague of her father.

Frances' Chandra-Kumbha occupies his 7th-from-Chandra-Simha = stabilizing bhava-4, showing the foundational dignity of home and family that she brought to the scandal-prone bachelor "Grover the Rover" Cleveland.



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

[Yogakaraka for Simha indriya-lagna]

[karako bhavo nashto for father, patrons, indoctrinators]

[dynamic humanistic innovator]

[competitive broad worldview]

[mūlatrikoṇa Bharani-1]


  • Mangala-Mesha[ * vigorous pursuit of dominance * straightforward dynamic actions * competitive winner * propulsive battering weaponry * push toward conquest * pioneering vitality * hot yang-energy * thrusting force * forward-driving movement * champion of innovation
  • Mangala in bhava-9 * drive toward doctrine * champion of paradigmatic belief * pursuit of patronage * dynamic preaching * philosophy of innovation * believes in conquest * aggressive or sexualized paternal energies * dominating military father-figures * growth-challenging paternal behavior
  • 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



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

[dhanayoga invisible treasury Budha-12 rules 2 + 11]



  • Budha-Karkata * comfortable communications * hand-arm-shoulders make protective gestures * rhythmic articulation of root culture * discusses ancestral morality * prescriptive routines * argues for foundational stability * describes protective fencing * parochial talk * converses about caretaking * environmental wardens * issues customary pronouncements * delivers land-use information * patriotic declarations * habitually chats about the local settlement
  • Budha in bhava-12 * narrative of sanctuary * talks about quietude * commerce of the hermitage * discusses interior spiritual guidance * speaks from invisible location * instructions on reflective contemplation * detailed descriptions of intimate privacy * diagrams the astral inner terrain * explainer of quiet prayer * imaginative siblings * communication with distant worlds * delivers information about clairsentience * skillfully defines the dreamworld * logical visions
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * amusing explanations * entertaining chatter * central roles in communication * brightly clear descriptions * dramatic enunciation * confidently delivers instruction * articulation of radiant certainty * political messenger * talkative father-figures
  • Budha-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



dhava-karaka (husband) * bahuta-karaka (variety) Atmakaraka worldview, philosophy, expansion, understanding, doctrine, preaching, beliefs, ideology

  • Guru-Tula * many trades * variety of exchanges * optimistic negotiations * believes in justice * doctrine of contractual exchange * multiple alliances * permission to bargain * diversity of arrangements * equable guidance * widens the scope of balanced design
  • Guru in bhava-3 * many messages * extensive commerce * many photographs * numerous publications * diverse 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
  • Guru-yuti-Rahu mizra-karaka * multiple mix-culture opportunities * permission to bend barriers * many impostors * abundant expedience * wide scope of ambition * craving for expansion * seeks promotional advantage via globalist philosophy * optimistic toward obtainment of privilege


Guru-yuti-Rahu indicates FFC's two marriages. Guru atmakaraka in 7th-navamsha confirms two alliances.


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

  • Shukra-Karkata * values comforting routine * likes to nourish * attracted to settled habits * prefers a home-loving partner * taste for folk-lifestyle * appreciates farmers-and-fishers * pleased by secure borders * enjoys rhythmic seasons * adorns beautiful gardens * seeks balanced parenting arrangements * aesthetic of domestic sharing
  • Shukra-12 * seeks imaginative pleasure * private sensuality * values spiritually guided partnership * gracefully intuitive feminine-figures * agreeable sleep * visions of contemplative harmony * enjoys beautiful sanctuaries * aesthetic designs to adorn the feet * likes meditations * appreciation of Other Worlds * attracted to quiet spaces * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be contemplative-foreign-isolated-researcher
  • 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-yuti-Budha * 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


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

  • Shani-Kanya * overburdened accusations * obliged to sustain litigious disagreements * rigidly persistent disease conditions * structural compression upon colon + digestive tract * must normalize exploitation * weighty subordinate tasks * hierarchical conditions of enforced servitude * must work within master-slave systems * must respect antiquated physicians * slow-acting remedies * intractable servants * stubborn employees * insufficient pharmacy * must work with dried medications * must continue to minister to the suffering * scarce service resources * maintainer of old arguments
  • Shani in bhava-2 * steady time-structured values-fulfillment * scarcity of precious resources * must preserve historic traditions * must gather * must catalog * obstructionist family-of-origin * must remember * cautious use of words * boney face * tense eyes * class-conscious speech * speakers' fatigue * chronic financial insufficiency * undernourished eye-teeth * must use old libraries * cold dried food hoard * limited sight * ossified heritage * language regulator * appreciates ignorance * maintains treasuries of proven knowledge * elders impose know-nothing rules


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

  • Rahu-Tula * shimmering illusion of balance * craving for trade * mask of fairly bargained contracts * over-reaching advocacy * unconventional arrangements * marvelous deals * mixed-measure balance * may be obsessed with match-making * mirage of deal-making * extraordinary terms of agreement * gracious non-customary alliances * ambitious diplomacy * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of negotiating equity-assurance * seeks privilege via adviser-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-3 * in svabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual writing, reporting, news announcements, cinema, commentary, messaging. Craves publication. Desires a special, important explanatory, descriptive, or instructional role. Over-reaching in commercial business, internet, cinema, or communications media. Exciting, opportunistic engagement with process management, manufacturing, business administration, conversations, information technology. Ambitious character of the sibling-cousin, cohort, or touring ensemble.
  • Guru-yuti-Rahu * amplified generosity * magnified diversity * exotic beliefs * tricky teachings * opportunistic guides * unconventional children * fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of inspired philosophy * hypnotic preaching * expansive worldview * inclusive cross-cultural mixing * optimistic about risk


Their marriage was remarkable but socially celebrated and politically successful.

Further strengthening the bonds of Cleveland's second marriage are the Rahu-Ketu Mesha-Tula axis both D-1 and D-9 of Frances Folsom Cleveland' s nativity matched tightly to the Rahu-Ketu Mesha-Tula axis of Grover Cleveland.

Frankie's image of liberal youthful gentility was enormously popular amongst the working classes and generally among progressive folks. Her image was appropriated by a huge variety of sales, marketing, and advertising, publications without her consent, falsely implying her endorsement of the product [Rahu]. She tolerated this blatantly expedient abuse of her image because in her view it benefitted the popularity of her husband [Guru]. Guru-yuti-Rahu-3 media-image, publications.


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-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-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


At 48 she remarried. Predictable via her Guru-yuti-Rahu pair.

  • Rahu = her first husband
  • Frankie's second husband = a quiet college professor [Guru].

Surya in bhava-12 combined with Mangala-yuti-Ketu-9 would suggest the premature demise of her father



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