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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

Earthbody-Entry Saturday-18-Mar-1837

Earthbody-Exit 24-Jun-1908 (age 71)


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


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

Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston

Earthbody-Entry Thu-21-Jul-1864

Earthbody-Exit 29-Oct-1947 (age 83)

Nativity of Frances Folsom Cleveland


POTUS-22 = 1885 until 1889 * +++ POTUS-24 = 1893 until 1897 * Grover Cleveland ** lifetime 1837-1908

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Bharani * 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 Bhrigu may considerably affect the outcome.

Due to the definitive influence of kalatra-karaka Zukra, gentlemen born into the realms of Bharani, Purva-phalguni, or Purva-azadha may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of the feminine companion.

For those born into the Zukra-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

Zukra-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 Zukra-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)

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar


Stephen Grover Cleveland, younger years

Budha Mahadasha *age birth until age 7.7

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

Ketu Mahadasha * age age 7.7 until age 14.7

Zukra Mahadasha * age 14.7 until age 34.7

01-Oct-1853 grieved decease of father (GC age 16) * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra-yuti-Budha * Budha rules 7th-from-Surya

Surya Mahadasha * age 34.7 until age 40.7

1862 begins own law practice * Surya-Rahu bhukti

1874 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-July-1882 grieved the decease of mother * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 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 won election to POTUS-22 by a narrow margin * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha-yuti-Zukra * Zukra rules 7th navamsha + bhava-7 10th-from-10th = deal-making

02-Jun-1886 exchange the vows of marriage with his god-daughter, POTUS-pair-22-24 Needlework 1864-1947 Frances Folsom Cleveland (FFC 21, GC 49) * Chandra-Zukra bhukti

Mangala Mahadasha * age 50.7 until age 57.7

06-Nov-1888 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 won election to POTUS-24 by narrow margin * Mangala-Zukrai bhukti

July-1893 (GC age 56) secret, emergency "crash team" surgery onboard a yacht, to remove a life-threatening mouth tumor * Mangala-Zukra bhukti

Rahu Mahadasha * age 57.7 until until decease age 71

1896 ends the second term in discord, one of the most unpopular presidents in American history due largely to his blundered handing of the Panic of 1893 * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

07-Jan-1904 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-nichha

24-Jun-1908 Earthbody-Exit (GC age 71) * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra maraka rules-2

Prominent Features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Meena * Bhaskara * the illuminator
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds * brightly contemplative * focus on seclusion * invisible light-source provides private guidance * intuitive entitlements * brilliant in research * intelligence for interior prayer * eye on imagination * sparkling center of the clairsentient drama


GC recounted that his dad was a restless, bullying preacher-teacher boss-of-the-house who produced a very large family.

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

-preaching and Surya-4 represents the ethnic ritual worship. Surya-Meena-5 self-promotion receives drishti of uttama-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 rules 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 -swakshetra and Meena-Surya-5 suggest that the father's doctrinal convictions were in conflict with his roles as teacher and parent. The drishti of uttama-Guru is highly fertile as indicates by Cleveland's large sibling cohort.

Political CAREER

Karmesha Surya-5 politics occupies the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra * scandal cover-up, camouflage, non-disclosure . Surya rules 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.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Karkata * swakshetra * comforted by culturally familiar, rhythmic tidal maternal soothing
  • Chandra in Azlesa--Naga comforted by restraining embrace * protector of defensive communications, familiar folk messages, emotional evangelism, signaling ethno-cultural boundaries
  • Chandra in classroom-4 * digbala * 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
  • 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 * mother is competitive *calmed by routine exercise * feels like a champion
  • Somana-yuti-Guru * Emotionally effusive * needs to expand * sensitive to guidance figures * sheltered by doctrine * comforted by the rhythms of customary worship * protected by religious ritual * nourished by inclusive, charitable beliefs * soothed by fertility and generosity * provides inspirational parenting * feels like a teacher-preacher


Chandra in classroom-4 * digbala


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 support expectations


= bhava-10

Budha-yuti-Zukra (two marriages)

Mate-1 mother of his eldest child

Cleveland's first wife-figure 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, Zukra rules Shani-yuti-Ketu-12 ++ Shani-12 parivartamsha Zukra-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 swabhukti, 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 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.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

lagnesha for Mesha radical lagna

  • Mangala-Karkata * nichha * 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 * drives local transport * champion of building and vehicle production * digging, drilling, mining, pushing into the underground * construction mechanic * erecting foundations * energized domestic conquests * engineering approach toward lands and properties * invigorating defensive action * competitive household dynamics * farm tillage, plowing, plunder * navy + marine defense * pushy parents * physical action, sporting challenge, or fighting within the childhood home
  • Kuja-yuti-Chandra * invigorated feelings * energized intuition * dynamic nurturance * masculine force joins parental care * potential for aggressive emotionalized actions
  • Kuja-yuti-Guru * multiple competitions * many brother-figures * energized growth * dynamic generosity * masculine force joins optimistic expansion * champion of humanistic worldview * potential for aggressive preaching * indoctrinating actions

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

Kuja-4-nichha produces a significant kuja dosha afflicting the first unavowed marriage-with-child

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

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • 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 large-scale social participation linkage * skilled weaving + knitting * hands-arms-shoulders make connective gestures, distributive gestures
  • Budha in bhava-11 * narrative of economy and ecology, distributive and associative networks * social participation linkage, describer of friendship and voluntary connections , explainer of gains and goals, delivers instructions for interlinked systems, talks about large assemblies + webs of community
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements * affinity for diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking communicator roles * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * vocabulary of balanced arrangements * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners


Budha rules 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, POTUS-22-24 Interstate Commerce 1837-1908 Grover Cleveland * 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.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

* Hamsha Yoga

  • Guru-Karkata * uttama * much shelter * many caretakers * many provisions * benevolent routines * believes in the comfortable old ways * diverse security * expansive patriotism * broad understanding of local cultures * develops gardens * prosperous settlements * multiple dwellings * many patronizing parent-figures
  • Guru in bhava-4 * many local roots * growth of homes * fertile gardens * many diploma-licenses * abundant owned property * many vehicles * multiple protective caretakers * multiple mother-figures * much shipping-transport * tolerance for parochial perspectives * numerous deeds of title * a patron of environmental stewardship * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be a grower-builder-schoolteacher-miner-shipper-landowner
  • 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 brother-figures * permission to compete-and-win * expansive conquests * progressive philosophy * large-scale invasive actions * vigorous champion of optimistic belief

Guru in bhava-4-uttama 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

Uttama-Guru makes it a healing success - for Cleveland and for the nation.

Azlesa-Guru rules 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.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Kumbha * appreciation of social networks * likes knitting-knotting * attracted to marketplace environments * pleasures of large-group connectivity * friendly arrangements * enjoys regulated systems * scientific aesthetic * financially balanced economic linkage
  • Zukra -11 * seeks pleasure via social connectivity , enjoys network equity, feminine-figures have social-participation, balanced economies, association with artists and financiers, graciously inter-knit community * pleasing designs to adorn the skin, ankles * appreciation of friendships, aesthetic of fair deals in marketplace, seeks economic justice
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * * sweetened messages * gracious explanations * talented in singing-songwriting * articulate negotiations * talkative feminine-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort communicative arrangements * youthful beauty
  • Zukra-11 parivartamsha Shani-7


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

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

Zukra rules 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-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 6-animosity, Zukra rules 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 uttama-Shani-Ketu in 11 suggests that economic systems would produce his greatest life catalyst, and that rigidity (Shani) of interpretations (Zukra-3) would constitute his greatest challenge. However, the parivartamsha of Shani-Zukra also suggests that he would address the challenge at the highest levels of social order and that under the circumstances his knowledge of finance (Zukra) 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 Zukra rules 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 scandal * lagnesha uttama-Guru yuti Azlesa Chandra-Mangala conspiracies scandal.

The 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).

Zukra-yuti-Budha suggests two marriages, with the second wife Budha being much younger. Chandra + nichha-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-Azlesa-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-Azlesa Chandra is ruled by the unromantic, child-unfriendly pair Shani-yuti-Ketu.

Also the drishti of nichha-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-Azlesa rules bhava-2 death = conditions of death that are choking, strangling, tightening.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

* Sasaya Yoga

  • Shani-Thula * uttama * heavy old agreements * mandatory bargaining * strict rules for making agreements * vital energy compression stress zone = kidney-pancreas * rigidly regulated match-making * limitations upon socially approved partnerships * must honor the lowest-common-denominator in deal-making * common law for fair-exchange * must materialize orderly social justice * must work in structures of unyielding diplomacy * must cooperate with slow elderly counselors* must trade within statutory requirements * must continue conventional negotiations despite scarce available resources
  • karmesha Shani in Bhava-7 * digbala (beneficial placement) * Structured, orderly, time-conscious partnerships. One must balance and re-balance. Cautious, conventional relationships. Tense negotiations. Chronic responsibilities toward the spouse; compression of the visible genitalia; heavy legacy pressure against freely chosen contracts. Bargaining fatigue. Resistance to new arrangements. Resentment toward changes in partner's behavior. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as married person, contract-holder, match-maker, attorney, diplomat, judge.
  • Shani-yuti-Ketu * resistance against dispersion * distancing style of social conformity * pragmatic dissociation * limited surrender * lawful abandonment * spiritual paralysis * disinterested in outdated protocols * disciplined apathy *constrained wandering * regulated dissolution
  • Shani-7 parivartamsha Zukra-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 rules 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.

Zukra-3 parivartamsha Shani-11 * Zukra 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

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

  • Rahu-Meza-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 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 swabhava 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 Meza 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 nichha-Kuja-9 yuti Azlesa-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.

July-1893 (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-Meza-Arya-6 ruled by nichha-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.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka * vasana-karaka (vacuum)

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.

  • Ketu-Thula * 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 without partners
  • Ketu-yuti-Shani * surrendered conformity, empty structures, disconnected elders, unsustainable rules, abandoned achievements, eccentric profession, chronological disorientation. irregular order, apathetic boss, fragmented materialism, incoherent legislation, social disregard, dissolution of normal conventions, absence of survival fear. Spiritual liberation via release of public approval.


Partner POTUS-22 = 1885 until 1889 * +++ POTUS-24 = 1893 until 1897* Frances Folsom Cleveland * 1864-1947

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativity

Purvaphalguni * Yoni

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 Bhrigu may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Zukra-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 theatre of creative life.

Diplomatic charm

Zukra-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 Zukra 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 Zukra and dhanapathi 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 Zukra's bargaining nature, the insult of disloyalty may be balanced by financial compensation.

Like all Zukra-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 Zukra 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)

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar


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

Rahu Mahadasha * age birth until age 14

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

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

Guru Mahadasha * age 14 until age 30

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

Sept-1885 until May-1886 * 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-June-1886 exchange of vows in marriage-1 to POTUS-22-24 Interstate Commerce 1837-1908 Grover Cleveland who was 28 years her senior (FFC age 21) * Guru-Zukra bhukti

06-Nov-1888 husband lost election for POTUS-23 by narrow margin, allowing her to start her family with a degree of privacy * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-12 aesthetic of privacy rules 12-from-10th-from 7 = temporary invisibility of spouse's career

03-Oct-1891 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Guru-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 9-children

08-Nov-1892 G-Cleveland won election POTUS-24 by narrow margin * Guru-Rahu chidradasha

Shani Mahadasha * age 30 until age 49

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

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

24-June-1908 death of husband-1 Grover Cleveland * Shani-Rahu bhukti

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

Budha Mahadasha * age 49 until age 66

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

Ketu Mahadasha * age 66 until age 73

Zukra Mahadasha * age 73 until decease age 83

29-Oct-1947 Earthbody-Exit (FFC age 83) * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru-yuti-Rahu Brihaspati gives effect of Rahu ++ Guru rules 2nd-from-Chandra

Distinctive features of the Nativity

POTUS-pair-22-24 Needlework 1864-1947 Frances Folsom Cleveland

POTUS-22-24 Interstate Commerce Grover Cleveland * uttama + nichha-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 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.

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Karkata * Bhanu * ray of light
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds * brightly contemplative * focus on seclusion * invisible light-source provides private guidance * intuitive entitlements * brilliant in research * intelligence for interior prayer * eye on imagination * sparkling center of the clairsentient drama
  • 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 * smart game-player * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals * narrative of power-politics * recites love poems * describes divine romance
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * artistic father-figure * uniquely intelligent feminine-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive

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-Zukra 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.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Kumbha * comforted rhythmic pulsing network linkage
  • Chandra in Shata-taraka * comforted by mixed networks * protectors of universal mingling * soothed by risky marketplaces * needs to make expedient social connections
  • Chandra in classroom-7 * comfort in arrangements * familiar with security-focused bargaining * soothed by match-making * needs to feel the repeating pulse of deal-making * accustomed to routine habits of matched partnership * settled into the rhythm of negotiations * need for balanced contracts * nourished by undulating agreements * undulating equity

Frankie was said to have been exceptionally close to her mother. Typical of Chandra in classroom-7 and particularly for her Simha 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.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Meza * moolatrikona 0-18 deg. * 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 * karako bhavo nashto * drive toward doctrine, champion of paradigmatic belief, pursuit of patronage, dynamic preaching, energized philosophical conquests, dominating father-figures. Often Kuja-9 = challenges to the father's lifestyle.
  • Kuja-yuti-Ketu * vigorous break-ups * high-energy collapse * fierce pursuit of impermanence * pointless fights * diffused sexuality * dynamic wandering * apathetic brother-figures * potential for aggressive self-annihilation * pushes toward liberation by forceful rebirth

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Karkata * comfortable communications * hand, arm, shoulders make protective gestures * rhythmic articulation of root culture * discusses nationality + ethnicity * writes about routine behaviors * argues for foundational stability * describes walls + moats + fencing + policing * defensive posture in discourse * converses with parental personalities * environmental wardens * issues customary pronouncements * delivers messages about sustainable settlements * habitual topics of patriotism, land use, shielding, cultivation, and nourishment
  • Budha in bhava-12 * * narrative of sanctuary, hermitage, quietude, interior spiritual guidance * describe reflective contemplation, discusses the astral inner terrain, explainer of private prayer, delivers instructions for communication with distant worlds, talks about clairsentience, dreams, and visions
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * amusing explanations * central roles in communication * bright, clear descriptions * confidently delivers instruction * articulation of radiant authority * political messenger * talkative father-figures
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements * affinity for diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking communicator roles * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * vocabulary of balanced arrangements * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka


  • Guru-Thula * many trades * variety of exchanges * much negotiation * believes in justice * doctrine of contractual exchange * multiple alliances * 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, husband-figure 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 her two marriages. Guru atmakaraka in 7th-navamsha confirms two marriages.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Karkata * appreciation of comforting routine * likes to nourish * attracted to homeowners * preference for folk-lifestyle + farmers * pleasures of secure borders * enjoys rhythmic seasons * shared gardening * seeks balanced parenting arrangements* aesthetic of domestic sharing
  • Zukra-12 * seeks pleasure via private imagination * values spiritually guided partnership * intuitive feminine-figures * agreeable sleep * visions of contemplative harmony * enjoys beautiful sanctuaries * aesthetic designs to adorn the feet * likes meditations * appreciation of Other Worlds * seeks interior balance * * in a husbandly nativity, wife-figure may hail from a distant land
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama * appreciation for political display * theatrical negotiations * self-focused diplomacy * radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining * sweetly confident entitlements * enjoys games * negotiating father-figure * intelligent arrangements * focus on trades * self-directed romance * idealistic contracts * match-making according to father's choice or self-will
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * * sweetened messages * gracious explanations * talented in singing-songwriting * articulate negotiations * talkative feminine-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort communicative arrangements * youthful beauty

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Kanya * heavy old accusations * obliged to sustain litigious disagreements * rigidly persistent disease conditions * vital energy compression stress zone = colon + digestive tract * must materialize orderly ways to aid the injured and help the mistreated * weighty subordinate tasks * strictly imposed hierarchical conditions of enforced servitude * must work within proletarian master-slave systems * must respect slow, elder physicians and their outdated remedies * must accept the limitations of institutionalized service * insufficient pharmacy * must work with aging, dried medications * must continue to minister to the suffering despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in bhava-2 * slow, time-structured values-fulfillment * restriction of precious resources * must preserve historic traditions * must collect * must catalog * must tell tales * must remember * obligation to speak-and-sing * cautiously constrained banking * tense eyes * punitive rules restrict permissible speech * speakers' fatigue * chronic financial depression * undernourished eye-teeth * heavy legacy pressure against speaking truth * insufficient hoard * desiccated preserved food * limited sight * ossified family lineage * resistance to language innovation * appreciates ignorance * support for treasuries of realistic, proven knowledge * elders preserve know-nothing rules

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

  • Rahu-Thula-Vanika * shimmering illusion of balance * craving for trade * mask of fairly bargained contracts * over-reaching advocacy * unconventional arrangements * marvelous deals * exciting culturally-mixed partnerships * may be obsessed with match-making * mirage of deal-making * extraordinary terms of agreement * graciously boundary-bending alliances * pleasantly 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 swabhava 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-Thula axis both D-1 and D-9 of Frances Folsom Cleveland' s nativity matched tightly to the Rahu-Ketu Mesha-Thula 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.

Ketu kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka * vasana-karaka (vacuum)

  • Ketu-Meza * physically dissociates from competitive dominance * incomplete nobility * eccentric innovations * 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 * incoherent ideology, disinterested in the credenda; wandering worldview; absentee father-figures * no barriers in doctrine, disregards teachings, vacuous philosophy, irrelevance of the catechesis , ambivalence toward the power of belief
  • Ketu-yuti-Kuja * surrendered championship * abandons fighting * incoherent actions * disconnected brothers * unsustainable domination * apathetic competitions * eccentric disability * unfulfilled quest * pushes toward awareness of impermanence * incomplete births * spiritual liberation via forward movement

At 48 she remarried which is predicted via her Guru-yuti-Rahu pair where Rahu is her first husband (clearly) whereas her second husband was a quiet college professor (Guru).

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



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