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preceded by

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married to

lifelong friend of his former Civil War commanding officer

also a close personal friend of


William McKinley in 1900 (WM age 57)


1897-1901 * POTUS-25

(assassinated in office)

died of septic infection after assassination bullet

1892-1896 * Governor of Ohio

1885-1891 + 1877-1884 * Congressman from Ohio


Brevet Major * Union Army, USA Civil War

William McKinley

Earth-birth Sunday-29-Jan-1843

Earthbody-Exit 14-Sep-1901 (age 58, assassinated)


POTUS-25 = 1897 until 1901 (assassinated in office) + attorney * William McKinley * 1843-1901

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Bharani-Yamya * 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-Yamya, 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, and 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."


William McKinley in 1896 (WM age 53)


Mrs. Ida Saxton McKinley

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar


William McKinley age 15


circa 1900, official photograph of Mrs. Ida McKinley, First Lady

Surya Mahadasha * age birth until 8-months

29-Jan-1843 Earth-birth in Niles, Ohio, USA * Surya-Zukra bhukti

Chandra Mahadasha * age 8 months until age 10.8

Mangala Mahadasha * age 10.8 until age 17.8

Rahu Mahadasha * age 17.8 until age 35.8

1861 left college after first semester * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

1867 passed the bar-exam in Ohio (WM age 24) * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani karmesha

25-Jan-1871 exchange the vows of marriage with Ida Saxton * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha rules Kanya swamsha

25-Dec-1871 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Rahu-Ketu bhukti

25-Jun-1875 tragic death of child-1 * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra maraka rules-2 from putra-5

Oct-1877 McKinley's political career begins as POTUS-19 Railroad Strike 1877 Rutherford B. Hayes calls a special session of Congress. * Rahu-Mangala chidradasha * Mangala-7 legislation dealmaker lagnesha

Guru Mahadasha * age 35.8 until age 51.8

24-Nov-1892 grieved the decease of father (WM age 49) * Guru-Rahu bhukti

Shani mahadasha * age 51.8 until decease age 58

03-Nov-1896 elected POTUS-25 * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani karmesha

0-Apr-1898 * following the insistence of his Assistant Secretary of War POTUS-26National Parks Theodore Roosevelt, WM declared war against Spanish for purpose of liberating the island of Cuba, * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha declarations + announcements

08-July-1898 * USA annexation of Hawai'i following business takeover of the Queen's authority + McKinley's conviction that USA appropriation of Hawai'i was Manifest Destiny * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 10th navamsha Mithunaya committeework

06-Sept-1901 shot + fatally wounded by an anarchist * Shani-Ketu bhukti

14-Sept-1901 tragic decease * died of septic infection after assassination bullet (WM age 58) * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra maraka rules 2+-7

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

POTUS-25 Gold Standard 1843-1901 William McKinley was never a solo operator politically. Under the lifetime direction of his partner and benefactor Mark Hanna, WM was promoted by a team of newspaper specialists who crafted public opinion. He was funded by a team, elected by a team, and governed via teamwork and meetings, meeting, meetings. He was a skilled attorney, policy writer, and document manager.

Surya * pitrikaraka

  • Surya-Makara-Draco * Savitra * the stimulator * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the hierarchical structuring rashi of Shani
  • Surya in bhava-10 * digbala * bright center of hierarchy * confidently governing * legislative intelligence * focus on social order * regulatory entitlements * political authority * eye on elite positions * radiant reputation * sparkling center of the leadership drama * father may be a governor-regulator-boss
  • Surya-yuti-Chandra * confidently sensitive * bright comforter * entitled to parent * radiantly rhythmic * creatively intelligent mother * emotional father-figure * sensitive to the spiritual rays of the Sun * politically and culturally aligned parents
  • Surya-yuti-Guru * confidently expansive in drama * generous in games * smart children * permissive father-figure * brightly self-referential teachers * charitably manifests the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent doctrine * entitled to philosophize * inclusively idealistic in romance


Dad owned a chain of iron foundries.

Dad was a notable regional businessman member of financial consortium The big money in those days in the Western Reserve was iron-and-steel.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in Uttara-azadha * comforted by bright visions * protectors of confident conviction * brilliant philosophy * wise patronage * political doctrines
  • Chandra-Makara-Draco * comforted by rhythmic hierarchical ordering
  • Chandra in classroom-10 * comfortable with orderly public conduct * socially recognized for emotional characteristics * parental style of leadership * a Great Protector * familiar with strict protocol * accustomed to regulations * soothed by systems * acculturated to executive routines * settled into the rhythm of respected roles * needs to feel the repeating pulse of elite status * calmed by climbing hierarchical steps * anchored into lawful responsibility * undulating authority
  • Somana-yuti-Surya * Emotionally entitled * sensitive to charismatic figures * sentimentally attached to the father * needs sparkling centrality * comforted by confidence * undulating intelligence * soothed by attention and applause * feels like a king
  • 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


MARRIAGE partnership support expectations

Randhresha Mangala in bhava-7 indicates Ida's camouflaged health issues, particularly her epilepsy

Ketu in 7th navamsha points toward a disconnecting spouse

Mrs. Ida Saxton McKinley was well-placed socially in her town, finely educated for her era, and had worked in her father's bank. ISM was 23 + WM was 27 when they married. Although beautiful, intelligent and an unfailing supporter of her husband's career, Ida suffered from fragile health both mentally and physically, including epilepsy.

Enduring an endless grief from the tragic early deaths of both of her daughters which coincided with the death of her mother, Ida was increasingly unable to attend public functions.

Her epilepsy and other health concerns were compassionately accommodated by her husband, who showed her every respect and affection in public. His finances might at times have been somewhat strained by his wife's condition

she would have been integrated easily into his large family of origin (2) and his religious ideology would also have smoothed any unevenness in their public presentation.

Zukra-yuti-Shani-yuti-Rahu cluster suggest that additional discrete involvements for Mr. McKinley may have obviated any marital unavailability. Most of Ida's expected social duties as the wife of a high official were carried out by various other ladies. She died quietly in 1907, a few years after her husband was killed.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

lagnesha * Meza radical lagna

  • Mangala-Thula * vigorous pursuit of alliance * creatively moving advocacy * thrust toward union * proactive bargaining * military negotiations * push toward terms of agreement * aggressive deal-making * energized mediation * champion of fair contracts
  • Mangala in bhava-7 * drive toward bargaining * pursuit of agreement * impatient with stagnant arrangements * invasive negotiation * diplomatic dynamics * energized contracts * innovative conquests * pushes toward liaison * invigorates alliances

lagnesha = Mangala-Thula 7 = identified with Partnerships

Kingmaker Mark Hanna

McKinley's boss-friend by all accounts was the influential Ohio coal-and-iron businessman Mark Hanna. In the late 1900's in eastern Ohio++ western Pennsylvania, the marketplace was rapidly expanding for investment in mining and minerals. Hanna was pugnacious, controlling, and had big money.

Hanna paid all costs of McKinley's political campaigns, which freed McKinley from needing to discover what his electorate wanted . Hanna managed McKinley's career. With few exceptions, Hanna determined McKinley's voting and veto behaviors.

McKinley was considered by most of his peers and most later historians to have been sorely manipulated by Hanna and Hanna's cohort. In an age of cronyism, entire cohorts of financially privileged and ambitious men would hunt in packs in order to promote their commercial interests. These money-gangs often chose a puppet figure with a handsome face, an open heart, and a big smile, to legitimate their goals and enforce their policies

Invigorating Kuja energy enters 10 + 1 + 2

WM served 1897-1901. His election was considered to initiate a new "fourth stage party system" in USA politics and a new internationalism in foreign policy

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
  • Budha in bhava-11 * narrative of economy + ecology * calculates profits * reports on distributive + associative networks * social participation linkage * describer of friendship * conversations about voluntary connections * explainer of gains + goals * delivers instructions for interlinked systems * talks about large assemblies * defines the webworks of community

Budha ruler of 6 occupies 6th-from-6th +++ Budha ruler Shani-9

McKinley was reputed to be a friendly person, well-liked by all and serious in his attempts to understand act responsibly upon the issues of the day. His friends included many highly placed politicians including Ohio Senator and soon POTUS-20 Universal Education 1831-1881 James Garfield. McKinley had remarkably few political enemies.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Makara-Draco * nichha * understands social structure * develops many rules * class-conscious convictions * conventional doctrine * believes in common sense * pragmatic guidance * philosophical realism * diverse social responsibilities * principled materialistic worldview * faith in hierarchical order * preaches about wise governance * widens the scope of institutional authority
  • Guru in bhava-10 * many public roles * multiple diverse leadership duties * numerous recognized teachings * public theology * high visibility philosophical roles * extensive reputation * numerous obligations * often a respected preacher-teacher * public  patron of enlightened social order * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be a doctrinal authority
  • Guru-yuti-Surya pitri-karaka * multiple father-figures * abundant confidence * much radiance * believes in light * widens the scope of theatrical display * permission to be the center of attention * humanistic political philosophy * large-scale dramatic radiance
  • Guru-yuti-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
  • Shani-9 parivartamsha Guru-10-nichha

stout fleshbody = Guru-yuti-Chandra

POTUS-25 Gold Standard 1843-1901 William McKinley * served as a legitimating face of governance. Behind the facade of his affable, diplomatic personality, WM was controlled by a cohort of elite businessmen and empire-makers who used him to promote their capitalistic market dominance, no matter the consequences.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Dhanuzya * appreciation of humanistic belief * likes broad perspectives * attracted to teachers and priests * pleasures of theory * dogmatic arrangements * enjoys indoctrination * aesthetic of philosophical worldview
  • Zukra-9 * seeks pleasure via philosophical doctrine * enjoys paradigmatic beliefs * feminine-figures preach-teach on higher principles * bargains toward global equity * pleasing designs to adorn the pelvic floor * graceful hips * balanced femoral sockets * sweet sacral plexus * appreciation of theory * philosophy of justice
  • Zukra-yuti-Shani * sweetened structures * mature relationships * gracious lawfulness * beautiful bones * appreciation for neutrality * strict negotiations * pleasant legal mediation * architectural rigor * enduring agreements * arrangements abide by regulatory law. This benevolent combination signals success in artistic endeavor of a pragmatic * materialistic character * such as music composition or fashion design. Deepens the artistic discipline. Shani contributes mature realism to Zukra's love of balance + beauty. In a husbandly nativity * may prefer an elder wife.
  • Zukra-yuti-Rahu * sweetened adventure * gracious ambition * appreciation for exciting opportunism * masked negotiations * over-reaching agreements * exceptional beauty * enjoys cultural mixing  * arrangements support diplomatic equity balanced with exhilarating risk

Young McKinley fought in the USA Civil War with an Ohio regiment. lifelong friend of his former commanding officer (for four years) during the Civil War, POTUS-19 Railroad Strike 1877 Rutherford B. Hayes. Under Hayes, young McKinley earned the rank of Brevet Major, and he continued to use the title "Major McKinley" as an adult. McKinley considered Hayes to be a second father and mentor. They remained close friends for the rest of their lives. * Vriddhipathi-11 Zukra-1 mentors; also, military friends Mangala-11

Zukra Maraka

After three years in POTUS dealing mainly with the proposed war, McKinley was doing a ceremony in Buffalo New York when he was shot by an anarchist at close range on 06-Sept-1901. Similar to the Kennedy Assassination in 1963, McKinley's assassination in 1901 is linked to the iron-and-steel cartels. McKinley was delaying the Spanish-American War and thus preventing a massive profit opportunity for the cartels. Kennedy was delaying the Vietnam War and thus preventing a massive profit opportunity for the cartels. The delay was expediently eliminated allowing the financially desired wars to ensue.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka


  • Shani-Dhanuzya * heavy old doctrines, obliged to conform to the common ideology, rigid theories, unyielding dogma, pressure to accept the common catechesis, weight of old patronage, vital energy compression stress zone = hips, sacroiliac, sacral plexus * weight of doctrinal authority * must materialize principled worldviews* strictly imposed rules for enforced systems of belief, rigid outlook on life * slow elder professors * proletarian preachings * must continue to teach-and-preach despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-9 * slowly time-structured rehearsal of the principles of belief * must preach the patriarchal faith * must impose the old convictions * punitive ideologies * cautiously conventional professors * judgmental father-figures * unyielding religious teachers * chronic rigidity of worldview * heavy doctrinal pressure against individual truth * resistance to new viewpoints * preacher's fatigue * intolerance for sacerdotal innovation * supports socially-approved, rigidly dutiful guru-roles * elders preserve strict sacred rules
  • Shani-yuti-Zukra * social resistance to contractual equity * limited luxuries * conservatively slow feminine figures * pragmatic finance * contractual discipline * socially constrained harmony * conventionally regulated pleasures * trust in age * mutuality over time * class-structured arrangements
  • Shani-yuti-Rahu * stiff social resistance to unbridled ambition * formally regulated cultural mixing * disciplined thrills * class-based limitations upon privilege * repressed quest for intriguing importance * socially constrained opportunism * shimmering illusion of systematic conformity * irregular achievements * over-reaching elders * restricted risks
  • Shani-9 parivartamsha Guru-10-nichha

From Chandra-Makara-Draco lagna, the mature voice of sober serious structured hierarchical Professor Shani rules

  • the emotionally-motivated traditionalism, family lineage conserving, treasure-preserving, language-and-history remembering, acquisitive, genetic conservation of 2nd-from-Chandra
  • the emotional authenticity of in-the-body feelings represented by sensitive, receptive, absorptive Chandrana


Shani-9 = the Face of Doctrinal Piety

  • lifelong outspoken Methodist (abolitionist Ohio family of origin). McKinley is described as a pious religionist, well mannered and dignified, and somewhat remote even while actively engaged in addressing the (mainly financial) issues at hand.
  • Critics say that his politeness was the perfect mask for the skullduggery going on behind his sincere and friendly face. ++ Shani-yuti-Rahu + Shani-yuti-Zukra

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

  • Rahu-Dhanuzya * shimmering illusion of wisdom * craving for philosophical principle * mirage of generous patronage * extraordinary theory * unorthodox approach to higher truth * mask of global humanism* fascinating doctrine * over-reaching catechisms * fabulous proselytism * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of philosophical belief * seeks privilege via guru-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-9 * passion for philosophy, preaching * in swabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual doctrine, theory, dharma, worldview. Rahu-9 desires a thrilling, important guidance role in catechesis, principled discourses of abstract ideas, ideology, philosophy, indoctrination. Ambitious father-figure * extraordinary professors * barrier-bending holy teachers * Thrives in culturally-mixed preaching environments, university, temple, sangha, congregation. Surreptitious attempt to appear as a global, humanistic, ideologically-framed agent of understanding. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a charitable philanthropist, a wisdom-purveyor, a proselyte of principled understanding, a guru-figure, a philosopher, or a globalist humanitarian. Rahu-9 trespasses the cultural boundaries of patronage, fatherhood, paradigm of belief. Exciting, opportunistic third marriage (if any).
  • Rahu-yuti-Zukra * amplified attractions * magnified beauty * exotic taste * tricky partners * opportunistic feminine-figures * fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of luxurious pleasure * strange-and-wonderful designs * thrilling relationships * barrier-bending brokerage * unusual contracts * hypnotic arrangements * gracious balance of cross-cultural mixing * entrancing music
  • Rahu-yuti-Shani * amplified public formality * magnified systematics * exotic social conventions * tricky regulations * opportunistic elders * fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of strictly lawful structures * hypnotic ascent to privileged rank * pragmatic cross-cultural mixing

Ideological support for Opportunistic profits + Rahu-yuti-Zukra + Rahu-yuti-Shani

McKinley's thematic ideological principle (Shani principle) = whatever is good for Big Business is good for America. WM's wealthy supporters (Zukra) certainly endorsed this principle (Shani). The policy decisions of the WM administration uniformly apply this doctrinally justified, principled support for opportunistic (Rahu) advantage of capitalists.

Rahu in bhava-9 Expedient Beliefs

When engaged in the behind-the-scenes Congressional negotiating process which resulted in a clever barely-legal way to authorize the appropriation of Hawai'i, WM expressed his cherished belief in Manifest Destiny.

Rahu-yuti-Shani ++ Shani-9 parivartamsha Guru-10-nichha

Conflicted Administration sandbagged by Guru-Makara-Draco * nichha

Ideological "Principles" Masking Raw Greed * Profits of War

War consumes vast amounts of iron-and-steel.

Aside from being Hanna's patsy, McKinley was criticized for being too soft and too diplomatic, particularly when the war machine industrialists were anxious to begin the war in Cuba.

Naturally it was the iron-and-steel men who smelled a profit. Most of McKinley's administration was consumed with the issue of USA intervention to liberate Cuba from its colonial owner, Spain. When the USA won, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Cuba were ceded by Spain to USA.

While McKinley dragged his feet looking for diplomatic solutions (Zukra), the war-mongers accused him of spinelessness and lack of manly ambition. His Assistant Secretary of War at the time, soon to be POTUS-26 National Parks 1858-1919 Theodore Roosevelt, complained that McKinley has "no more backbone than a chocolate éclair".

Eventually McKinley acquiesced to the will of the war-profiteers, and a costly bloody Spanish-American war ensued. The expense of managing the acquired territories have dogged the national budget ever since. Zukra started a hundred-year debt

Although WM declared that these remote colonial areas would benefit greatly from joining the prosperous USA, they remained isolated and impoverished until the present time.

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

  • Ketu-Mithunaya * mentally dissociates from conversation * incomplete messages * empty instructions * absent from discussion * wandering mentality * fragmented signals * not limited by conventional communications * ignores normal restrictions on commercial activities * forgives the sibling-cohort * incoherent scripts * releases a plant-green cloud of explanatory gestures into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-3 * absentee sibling, liberating communications, disinterested in daily discourse, dissolved messaging boundaries, disregards conventional discussions, eccentric or esoteric modes of writing, irrelevance of the mental narrative. One abandons the management tasks, dismisses the standard explanations, walks away from the usual descriptions

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