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1921-1930 * Chief Justice USA Supreme Court

1913-1921 * Yale Law School, professor of constitutional law

1908-1912 * POTUS-27

1904-1908 * Secretary of War with POTUS-26 National Parks 1858-1919 Theodore Roosevelt

1901-1903 * Governor-General of Philippines with POTUS-25 Gold Standard 1843-1901 William McKinley

1892-1900 * Appellate Court Judge, 6th Circuit

1890-1892 * USA Solicitor General with POTUS-23 National Forests 1833-1901 Benjamin Harrison

1887 Cincinnati Superior Court Judge

1882 Collector of Internal Revenue for Ohio First District

William Howard Taft

"The Reluctant President"

Earth-birth Tuesday-15-Sep-1857

dematerialization 08-Mar-1930 (age 72)



1909-1913 * POTUS-27 partner

Nellie Herron Taft

nativity of Nellie Herron Taft

Earth-birth Tuesday-02-Jun-1861

dematerialization 22-May-1943 (age 81)

possible reincarnation of POTUS-pair-01 tobacco 1731-1802 Martha Custis Washington


POTUS-27 + Chief Justice USA Supreme Court + Gov-General Philippines * William Howard Taft * 1857-1930

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


Asresas * Naga * Uraga * Azreshasha * Hydra * Aayilyam * Bhujamaghabha

BPL commentary

For Azlesa births of a masculine valence, the condition of conversational, discursive, explanatory, instructional, argumentative, commercializing, evangelical Kumara may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Budha-ruled paradigm of Uraga, siblings, cousins, schoolmates, bandmates, team-mates, entourage, ensemble, neighbors, managers, cohort, coterie, collaborative group, publishers, messengers, merchants, commercial agents, reporters, writers, scripts, plans, schedules, instructions, radio-television-internet, news-media, conferences, committees, discussions, travel itineraries, and texts may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Hydra. Their purpose is to hold securely, twist, and control.

Call to Roots

Budha-ruled Asresas are typically storytellers. They are protective, parentally concerned, emotionally responsive communicators.

Intensely patriotic and often xenophobic, Naga-born harken to the old ways, the familiar rhythms, the folk stories which bind an ethno-cultural people to their roots. Azresa have a particular genius for evoking ancestral guilt, ethnic narratives, and ancient resentments.

Azresa have a particular genius for evoking ethnic narratives and ancient resentments.

Emotionally engaged and gesturing (Budha) in their messaging style, Hydra-born are often accomplished writers in literary genre ranging from political speech-scripters to parenting advice to folktale raconteurs. They specialize in tropes of root-culture, customs and habits, protection of the genetic stock, stabilization of the place of settlement, and defense of a way of life.

Bhujamaghabha speak the stories of a people in their land. It is the tale of a beginning in the watery mists, travel by ship, the struggle to farm and build, the cry for protection of a parental god, and finally the rooted possession of their place.

They are natural environmentalists who prefer conversations about parenthood, ritual worship and holidays, food and farms, schools, roads and housing, with an emphasis on ensuring continuity of culture. Depending upon the condition of parental Chandra, Azlesa fathers may bind their children closely.

In leadership roles, the Naga-born may communicate in a swaying, hypnotic jargon, talking in the familiar folk style, appealing to the base layers of the society, recalling an ancient past. Their sentimental audience is rapt with feeling. Their rhetoric is soothing, repetitive, simple, and homey, like a parental lullaby, soothing the baby's cries.

Once lulled, the Naga's quarry may be bound and captured, lashed to the safe place. It is a bondage ritual, repeated to ensure that nourishment can continue and ethnic customs can repeat in an unbroken, rhythmic flow.

Asresas-born may be found in socially powerful messaging roles. They come to prominence when a tribe is weakened at the root and feeling vulnerable. An ancient racial narrative is invoked. This storyline may beseech a people to strap themselves to the land and waters which give sustenance. Its clarion call rallies the fyrd, the farmers' army, the simple folk's defense of their habits, their sustenance. To this place they are bound by hunger, by vulnerability, by a need for protection.

Themes of tight bindings, holding to roots, emotional restraint, and defense of ancient folkways may contextualize Naga's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Azlesa-Naga.

QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 82.

"Outstanding characteristic of these people

  • is their rather unpleasant and unsociable disposition.

They are awkward and gauche in their manners

  • and are not quick to profit by their mistakes

  • because of their inability to adapt themselves to their surroundings

  • and their apparent reluctance to be gracious or kind to others.

This attitude militates against success in life

  • and is a barrier to progress.

These people should live less introspectively

  • and learn to appreciate the good in other people.

They should cultivate the habit of doing things for others."



1908 = WHT in the Whitehouse, hand on the communication device. WHT's weight = 332 lbs at peak


WHT (age 35) as a young Appellate-Court judge, 6th-Circuit


Taft in later years as an ailing Supreme Court Justice, approx 1929. After completing a series of elite jobs which he didn't like, and finally getting the one job that he had always wanted, Taft lost 150 lbs. Karkata is emotional.

Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha

Budha Mahadasha * age birth until age 4.5

15-Sep-1857 Earth-birth in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 9-father, humanism, philosophy

Ketu Mahadasha * 4.5 until age 11.5

1866 (WHT age 9) young WHT sustained a skull fracture when the horses spooked and the family wagon overturned. As an adult, WHT displayed a depression in the skull which was observed by his physicians. Rahu-Ketu opposition age-9. * Ketu-Guru bhukti * Guru rogesha injury

Zukra Mahadasha * age 11.5 until age 31.5

1878 (WHT age 21) earned BA degree from Yale College * Zukra-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-9 higher studies

1880 (WHT age 23) earned LLB diploma from Cincinnati Law School * Zukra-Guru bhukti *Guru rules-9 higher studies

Feb-1882 (WHT age 25) appointed by POTUS-21 Civil Service 1829-1886 Chester B. Arthur as Collector of Internal Revenue for Ohio’s First District (Cincinnati area) * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 7-lawcourts

19-Jun-1886 (WHT age 29) exchange of vows in marriage-1 to Nellie Herron (her age 25). The union endured for 44 years. * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules Kanya 7th navamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Simha-Kumbha contact navamsha R-K

1887 appointed to complete a vacant judicial term on the Ohio Superior Court * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha scheduling

Apr-1888 in order to retain his appointed judicial seat on the Ohio Superior Court, WHT had to campaign for election * he did and he won * Budha-Ketu chidradasha * Ketu gives effect of Rahu

Surya Mahadasha * age 31.5 until age 37.5

08-Sep-1889 (WHT age 32) celebrated the birth of child-1 Robert Taft . Son Robert became a significant figure in American government * Surya-Chandra bhukti * Chandra lagnesha

Feb-1890 appointed Solicitor General of the United States with POTUS-23 National Forests 1833-1901 Benjamin Harrison. This attorney position argues on behalf of the federal govt in cases before the Supreme Court. * Surya-Mangala bhukti * Mangala karmesha

21-May-1891 (WHT age 34) grieved the decease of father Alfonso Taft * Surya-Guru bhukti * Guru pitrimaraka rules 7th-from-Surya

17-Mar-1892 (WHT age 35) (served until 1900) judge of the 6th-Circuit Appellate Court. Known for judgments less favorable to extreme acts of organized labor, but staunchly promoting Anti-Trust. * Surya-Shani lawcourts

Chandra Mahadasha * age 32 until age 42

1896 (WHT age 39) returns to his alma mater, Cincinnati Law School, as professor of property law + academic dean * Chandra-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 10-career

15-Mar-1900 (WHT age 43) appointed to the Philippines Commission, tasked to plan and supervise the establishment of democratic governance in the Philippines. * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani legal systems * Shani rules 8-transformation

04-Jul-1901 WHT accepts appointment as first Civilian Governor of the Philippines by POTUS-25 Gold Standard 1843-1901 William McKinley. WHT returned to Washington in Dec-1903, but maintained supervisory power until 1913. * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha-3-uttama administration

Sep-1901 (WHT age 44) weighing over 300 pounds [136 kilo] WHT suffers a near-fatal ruptured abscess of the perineum, requiring emergency surgery * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha-yuti-Ketu * Ketu abscess

Nov-1901 a second surgery * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha-yuti-Ketu * Ketu abscess, non-healing, incoherent

Feb-1902 (WHT age 45) a third surgery for complications * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha-yuti-Ketu * Budha rules 12-hospitalization

01-Feb-1904 appointed Secretary of War under with POTUS-26 National Parks 1858-1919 Theodore Roosevelt * Chandra-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-1 rules 4-defense


WHT riding an overburdened carabao (water buffalo) during his tenure as Governor of Philippines 1901-1903

Mangala Mahadasha * age 42 until age 49

1906 (WHT age 49) in the heated political environment of Prohibition, declares himself a tea-totaler but supports free choice. His wife Nellie remains a Wet. * Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 9-beliefs + 6-conflict, accusation

1906 briefly served as the provisional governor of Cuba * Mangala-Guru bhukti

08-Dec-1907 (WHT age 50) grieved the decease of mother * Mangala-Shani bhukti * Matrimaraka Shani rules 7th-from-Chandra

03-Nov-1908 (WHT age 51) depending entirely on TR's political machine, doing almost no campaigning, WHT wins POTUS-27 election as a Placeholder for TR * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 12 behind-the-scenes

03-Mar-1909 * inauguration day * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 3-event planning

May-1909 (WHT age 51) wife Nellie suffers a severe paralytic stroke (she slowly painfully gained a partial recovery) * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 12 = 6th-from-7th ailment of wife

Rahu Mahadasha * age 49 until age 67 = 1912 until 1930

05-Nov-1912 (WHT age 55) loses POTUS election to rival POTUS-28 The State 1856-1924 Woodrow Wilson * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti * what goes up, must come down

01-Apr-1913 (WHT age 56) starts professor of constitutional law at Yale University. * *Rahu-Rahu svabhukti * Rahu in bhava-9 higher learning

Aug-1916 until Sep-1918 Janma Sade-Sati Karkata

30-Jun-1921 (WHT age 63) appointed Chief Justice (manager) USA Supreme Court by POTUS-29 Teapot Dome Scandal Warren G Harding. Instantly confirmed by Congress with no hearings.* Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 3-management

1923 (WHT age 65) releases 150 lbs. of bodyweight * Rahu-Ketu bhukti

served supreme court 11-Jul-1921 until 03-Feb-1930

Guru Mahadasha * age 69 until decease age 72

03-Feb-1930 (WHT age 70) due to illness, end service Chief Justice USA Supreme Court * Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru rogesha

08-Mar-1930 (WHT age 72) dematerialization* Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru rules Rahu

Distinctive features of the nativity

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

  • Aryaman * Surya-Kanya * Poshanya * Pushna * the nourisher * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the analytical logical rashi of Budha
  • Surya in bhava-3 * center of commerce * mercantile intelligence * smart reports * dramatic instructional delivery * creative descriptions * splendid games of manual-skill * self-referential announcements * admirable handcraft * cinematic genius * smart technology * focus on teamwork * entertaining explanations * administrative entitlements * confident writing * eye on process management * regal messaging * bright center of discourse * brilliant gesturing * father may be a businessman-craftsman-communicator
  • 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-Ketu * confidently detached * bright observer * entitled to surrender * apathetic toward the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent abandonment * disregards patriarchal power * politically disinterested * wandering father-figure * radiantly unconcerned
FATHER ++ the Taft political dynasty

Dad = Alfonso Taft = a federal bureaucrat and attorney from Ohio. Alfonso served in several elite roles at the national political-administrative level .

Due to his administrative and diplomatic work, dad was often away Surya-yuti-Ketu.

Mom was the dominant parent. Somana-yuti-Shani

  • Dad served as USA Attorney General and Secretary of War with POTUS-18 Civil War 1822-1885 Ulysses S. Grant.

Rahu in bhava-9 world-traveling father

  • with POTUS-21 Civil Service 1829-1886 Chester A. Arthur,

    Dad was stationed in embassies in Russia and Austro-Hungary.


WHT is generally accounted by historians to have been a (much) better administrator than politician. Surya in bhava-3

Despite Cincinnati being a regional - not national - center, WHT was raised with D.C. national political awareness, and he traveled European capital cities with his family.

By the end of college, WHT had obtained the global perspective required for his future political work. Rahu in bhava-9

Mahadasha sequence Zukra->Surya->Chandra->Mangala->Rahu

Spans an administratively focused political career starting with WHT's college graduation, and ending with his death.

Chandra * matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)

  • Chandra-Karkata * comforted by maternal soothing * settled into tidal rhythms * needs to protect
  • Chandra in Azlesa-Naga * soothed by restraining embrace * guards the ethno-cultural environment * needs familiar folk narratives
  • Chandra in classroom-1 * comfort in glowing incandescent embodiment * familiar with kinetic energy * feels the beating pulse of muscular movement * accustomed to body-based emotional response * needs the energy flow of active pursuit * feels like a pioneer * soothed by championship * sensitive to new birth * seeks calming routine activities * undulating personality
  • Somana-yuti-Zukra * emotionally indulgent * comforted by balanced arrangements * nourished by sensual pleasures * sensitive to feminine folks * needs to negotiate * luxury-loving mother * seeks shelter in alliances * preference for owned properties * soothed by beauty * feels like a partner
  • Somana-yuti-Shani * nishturabashi yoga * emotionally constricted * punitive parents * sensitive to class boundaries * soothed by structure * needs rigid routines * heavy maternal workload * comfortable with elders * familiar with hierarchies * fearful mother * calmed by strict rules * feels like a worker


Mom = Louise Torrey Taft.

A highly educated woman for her day, mom graduated from Mt. Holyoke Female Seminary in 1845. She strongly promoted her husband's career.


  • Mom served as advisor to many, including Taft's political father.


  • Mom was accounted as perfectionistic toward her children, demanding excellent public performance in exchange for maternal affection.

Young William Taft was allied with his mother's character from birth as seen via Chandra in classroom-1

  • When young William became an adult, his mom promoted his career even more enthusiastically than she had helped her husband's.

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership expectations


  • marriage-1
  • bhava-7 advising, counseling, advocacy, terms of agreement, partnership
  • Makara class-structures, social position, reputation, respect
  • Helena "Nellie" Herron was an educated woman. Her dad was an attorney peer of WHT's dad. The two families lived in the same social circle.
  • Nellie was a shrewd realist (Shani), and she directed Taft's career adeptly.

As WHT's mother had been for WHT's father, Nellie was William Taft's most important adviser. Taft often remarked that at each step of his career that it was Nellie -- not him -- who decided whether he should accept the next opportunity or revert to the simple judicial practice that he always preferred.

Shani-1 rules 7th-from-Chandra and Shani-yuti-Chandra as well as Shani-yuti-Zukra, indicating the depth of the loyalty and duty bond between the partners.


William Howard Taft stood nearly six-feet tall. Since college, the fleshbody = remarkably heavy-set (330+ pounds at his peak weight)

Taft was dubbed "Big Bill." The largest president in American history, WHT was the target of a ridiculing press. Rumors had him stuck in the White House bathtub, prised out by aids. More factual observers did comment that, in older structures built to a smaller scale, his handlers did help WHT to navigate certain tight spaces, both physically and politically. Taft wrote in letters that when prevented from eating, he was greatly inconvenienced.

Chandra-1 = an emotionally sensitive personality seeking comfort.

The role of emotional stress in his eating patterns is indicated by the fact that after losing the re-election in 1912, Taft dropped 80 pounds within a year, and a total of 150 lbs released by 1923.

WHT was a tea-total-er (non-alcohol drinker, only tea) as suggested by drug-avoider Zukra-yuti-Shani. Yet, he supported others' right to drink as they pleased. Zukra-1 fairness, tolerance.

Blunt force trauma injuries

He was repeatedly thrown from horses, and was in various automobile collisions having his hand slammed in doors and other deep bruising. He regularly lost his voice from demanding political speeches, caused partly by political campaigns that required 17 speeches per day.

Chandra-1 intakes drishti of Amplifying Rahu-9

Taft's physique measure 5-foot-11-inches (59 inches) and his maximum bodyweight peaked at 330 lbs.

In modern terms, his physique would be adjudged as morbidly obese. However, while a modern sufferer might be confined to a wheelchair, Taft played golf, rode horses, and walked regularly whenever freed from the daily suffering of gout.

He suffered lumbago (lower back pain), chronic acid-reflux, constipation requiring laxative treatment, gout in both feet so severe that he could not walk during gout attacks, and kidney stones (gout stones).

  • WHT suffered heart problems throughout adult life = maraka Surya-yuti-Ketu .
  • Taft suffered from severe sleep apnea as a complication of obesity. Breathing Budha-yuti-Ketu also in 3rd-from-Chandra
  • Ketu in classroom-3 = weird, disconnected thinking patterns. WHT ignored (Ketu) the overwhelming health evidence and simply maintained his comfortable habits until suddenly in his 60's during Rahu-Ketu bhukti, he released the weight.

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

  • Mangala-Singha * vigorous pursuit of fame * creatively moving political theatre * proactive drama * push toward celebrity entitlement * champion of pageantry * military parades * brilliantly energized celebrations * invigorating parties * charmingly dominating at games * sexually active romance * flamboyant gambling
  • Mangala in bhava-2 * vigorous orator * loudly lectures on values * pursuit of treasuries * competitive financial actions * innovative knowledge * energized face-voice-song * memorable speeches * sings and shouts * champion of literacy-reading * historic pronouncements * prone to shouting * forward drive toward capitalization * promotes conservation * hyperactive family dynamics * acquisitive conquests

CHILDREN and grandchildren

Kuja rules 5th-from-Chandra = eldest child

5th-from-Chandra = vidyasthana-5 Vrischika. Eldest son Robert Taft entered politics after law school, maturing from Ohio state congress into USA Senate. Robert Taft had strong support to become POTUS-34, but was ousted by the popular late-entering candidate POTUS-34 Interstate Highways 1890-1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower

Simha-2 = political family

The Taft family = considered a USA political dynasty, albeit a subtle one. The sons and grandsons of POTUS-27 have served in the USA Senate, as Governor of Ohio, and other leadership positions. Beginning with Alfonso Taft and continuing to the present day, there have been Taft family members working in national government during most POTUS administrations.


Yogakaraka Kuja rules 5 + 10

Mangala-Singha karmesha intakes drishti from Guru-10

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

  • Budha-Kanya * uttama * moolatrikona * ministering service communications * articulation of digestive process * talks about aid to the suffering * formulates descriptive complaints * programmatic conversations * delivers detailed pronouncements * grammatical expertise * logical arguments * messages about accuracy * specifies error * hands-arms-shoulders make helping gestures
  • Budha in bhava-3 * narrative of cohort collaboration * chatty siblings * articulate announcements * discusses commerce * instructions for management * conversations about information technology * clever programming * logical reporting * talks about daily business * handles information * skillful printing * scripted dialog * text instructions * writes lyrics * detailed media-messaging * communication tactics * explains marketing * quick manufacturing * descriptive process * signaling gestures
  • 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-Ketu * explainer of impermanence * describes dissociation * articulates the process of dissolution * delivers information to the winds * instructor of impermanence * incoherent conversations * sends prayers to the ineffable * spacey siblings * surrenders the attempt to render a complete message * speaks as the observing Witness * may channel the talkative spirits


Budha-Kanya-3 intakes drishti from orderly, lawful Shani-1

  • A pragmatic and detail-oriented administrator, WHT had no interest in electioneering.
  • Although Budha-yuti-Ketu caused the occasional weird plan (such as WHT's run for POTUS re-election) he was normally a scheduler, meeting-manager, planner, and master of itineraries.

Budha-yuti-Surya = capability for political discourse, despite the core disinterest in it Budha-yuti-Ketu

Unsustainable conversations Budha-yuti-Ketu

Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules the Busy 3rd-from-Chandra

04-Jul-1901 WHT accepts appointment as first Civilian Governor of the Philippines by POTUS-25 Gold Standard 1843-1901 William McKinley. Wanting only to join the Supreme Court, WHT accepted this off-track assignment because McKinley agreed in a personal conversation (Budha, 3) that as soon as WHT returned from Philippines he would be appointed to the USA Supreme Court. However, McKinley was assassinated in Sep-1901, and WHT did not arrive at the Supreme Court until 1921.

Work identity

WHT was considered a hard worker (Shani drishti to 3 + 7 + 10) with a natural affinity for management and administration ( uttama-Budha-3). Observers commented that while Taft was not especially charismatic (Surya-yuti-Ketu) he was nevertheless persistently capable (uttama-Budha)

A careful and productive writer, WHT was well-liked in bureaucratic circles due to his diligent handling of process (Shani drishti to uttama-Budha+Surya).

Jobs via appointment, not election = Surya zero-degrees + Surya-yuti-Ketu

WHT showed few earmarks of political ambition (weakened Surya). In fact, he stood for only three elections in his entire 50-year career : one for judgeship in Cincinnati, and two for POTUS. He famously and often said "Politics makes me sick."

Despite Guru in bhava-10 providing many executive roles in the political hierarchy, the vast majority of WHT's assignments were granted by appointment. He was trusted by many POTUS administrations, due to his known capability for managing regulatory process, managing money (Guru Bharani) and maintaining the flow of documentation Budha-Kanya.

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

  • Bharani-Guru-Meza * warrior dharma * philosophy of direct movement * many competitions * broad scope of pioneering action * permission to dominate * doctrine of conquest * invigorating guidance * expands the range of championship * believes in innovation\
  • Guru in bhava-10 * many public responsibilities * multiple diverse leadership duties * numerous recognized teachings * principled guide of hierarchy * high visibility philosophical roles * reputation for faith * salient figure in ideology or theory * patron of benevolent regulations * numerous obligations * often a respected preacher-teacher * patriarchal ruler of social order * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be a doctrinal authority

HEALTH * Guru-10 Rogesha ++ Guru rules 6th-from-Chandra

rogesha Brihaspati-Bharani multiplies the incidence of physical + emotional health issues related to 6-Dhanuzya-digestion + 9-Meena-sluggish lymph circulation

Guru-10 job stress

Brihaspati has a broad portfolio, including jobs and people that WHT did not like.

Taft notoriously required his physicians (6) to withhold the seriousness of his ailments from his family members, in order to prevent the press from discovering the dire state of his health.


Brihaspati occupies the career-defining 10th-from-Chandra

Despite lacking political charisma, WHT was seen as a man of expansive good will. During an era of continuing scandals, Taft experienced no physical, financial, or political harm to himself.

However, many of his policies were criticized (6) due to Guru-10 rogesha. Dollar Diplomacy = Guru-Meza-Bharani = ultimately failed, probably due to WHT's overly optimistic view of human nature.

Zukra * svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wife)

  • Zukra-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
  • Zukra-1 * seeks pleasure via handsome embodiment * enjoys the company of women * graciously attractive appearance * active style of balancing * pursues adjustable arrangements * appreciation of muscular vitality * pleasing designs to adorn the head * aesthetic of new life * physical exercise to balance the brain * identified with brokerage * seeks the sweet midpoint of dynamic negotiations * energetic pursuit of equity * identified with acts of diplomacy * bargains vigorously for fair exchange
  • Zukra-yuti-Chandra * sweetened security * gracious caretaking * appreciates soothing nourishment * negotiates for stability * defensive bargaining * sheltering arrangements * lovely ornaments for home-and-garden * self-indulgent * pleasant emotional response * harmonizes with local rhythms * aesthetic of familiar folkways * musical mother-figure * protective contracts * prefers relationships with nurturing partners
  • Zukra-yuti-Shani * sweetly serious deal-making * mature relationships * graciously responsible * beautiful bones * appreciation for neutrality * strict negotiations * pleasant legal mediation * rigorous bargaining * enduring agreements * regulated contracts * architectural elegance * pragmatic design * lawful arrangements * realistic finance * prefers relationships with orderly partners * in a husbandly nativity, preference for a seasoned, dignified wife


kalatrakaraka Zukra-1 + Zukra-yuti-Chandra + Zukra-yuti-Shani

Nellie was a powerhouse.

Herself the product of a political dynasty hailing from the USA northeastern cities, NHT oft bemoaned her husband's lack of personal desire to play and win . Historians consider Nellie to have been the driving force motivating Taft's lifelong political career.

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

  • Shani-Karkata * heavy old routines * habitual conformity * must accept social responsibility for emotional stability * old defensive structures * structural compression upon stomach * strict security systems * proletarian cultural roots * must maintain orderly sustainable settlements * rigid resistance to change of the folkways * regulates farming-fishing habits * must care for elders * aging local infrastructure * cramped shipping ports * ancient roadways * agricultural drought * dark dwellings * often stuck in a rut * protective policing routines * scarce domestic resources
  • Shani in Bhava-1 * steady time-structured personality * mature conduct * must produce under pressure * strictly orderly movement * regimented appearance * grim determination to survive * tense competition * muscular fatigue * required activity drills * chronically impeded self-expression * bodily seizures * identified with heavy responsibility * resists unnecessary change * often looks older * lives to work * elders preserve class-conscious identity
  • Shani-yuti-Chandra * nishturabhashi yoga * social resistance to natural rhythms * imposition of pragmatic routines * delayed security * class-conscious mother * limited creature-comforts * parental policing * stubborn guilt * obligatory caretaking duties * emotional withholding * punitive parents * class-structured ethnicity * uncomfortable discipline * oppressed sensitivities * dries-freezes the flow of nourishing liquids * needs regulatory order * blocked feelings * must earn emotional affection
  • Shani-yuti-Zukra * resistance against equity * limited luxuries * orderly feminine figures * pragmatic finance * contractual discipline * socially constrained harmony * conventionally regulated pleasures * trust in age * mutuality over time * class-structured arrangements


Judgeship * Shani in Bhava-1 rules 7-lawcourts

WHT saw himself as a natural judge. Shani wants lawfully, systematically to negotiate, to judge, to arrange settlements, to deliver equity parity fairness justice

After serving in state judge positions, WHT expressed a lifelong desire to be appointed to the USA Supreme Court. Many delays and detours later (Shani), his wish was fulfilled in 1921. For the final nine years of his life, 1921-1930, WHT became Chief Justice and was greatly respected in the role.

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

  • Rahu-Meena * shimmering illusion of immersion * craving for symbolic guidance * extravagant imagination * mirage of dreamlike wisdom * mesmerizing aura of concealing fog * mask of Other-Worldly wisdom * fascinating prayers * extraordinary ancestor guides * fabulous clairsentience * intriguing sleep-states * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of deep trance, private intuition * privilege obtained via interior guidance * finds opportunity in contemplative-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-9 * passion for preaching * in svabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous guidance * thrilling theory * dazzling dharma * outsider who cleverly insinuates into patriarchal roles * seeks importance via sacred teachings * fantastic philosophy * compulsive catechesis * zealous proselytism * intriguing ideology * ambitious father-figures * extraordinary professors * barrier-breeching guru-figures * culturally-mixed worldview * poseur of high catechism * shimmering illusion of sangha * fabulous faith community * surreptitious appropriation of priesthood * may appear as a wisdom-purveyor * smoky specter of principled understanding * extravagant globalism * trespasses cultural boundaries of patronage * fabulous fatherhood * opportunistic third marriage (if any) * social mobility via paradigms of belief


Rahu in bhava-9 patronage

Taft's career was defined by numerous (Guru) relatively brief elite appointments (10). With only three exceptions, his jobs were by appointment not election.

Passionate, Adventurous Internationalism

Life-defining engagements in Philippines and Panama.

Rahu Mahadasha * age 49 until age 67 = 1912 until 1930

After the four-year caretaker presidency, Taft negotiated an unprecedented (Rahu rule-break) arrangement to be placed directed into the role of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. To date, no-one else has ever started as Chief Justice in any US Supreme Court whether federal or state level.

Typical of Rahu, Taft's route to the justice position was irregular and opportunistic due to his relationship with the presidential appointer, POTUS-29 Teapot Dome Scandal Warren G Harding .

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

  • Ketu-Kanya * humbly dissociates from accusatory complaints * incomplete service * empty disagreements * odd arguments * not limited by stigmatized conditions * ignores restriction on helpfulness * eccentric service to the disadvantaged * releases a living green cloud of servitude into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-3 * eccentric communications * disinterested in daily chat * writes on foggy abstract topics * dissolves messaging boundaries * implausible prophecy * wandering discussions * can handle esoteric information * irrelevance of normal mental narrative * abandons management tasks * dismisses the standard explanations * disregards conventional discourse * unless other graha in 3, may prefer to live free from younger siblings
  • Ketu-yuti-Surya * uncertain * abandons entitlements * sparkling empty drama * wavering confidence * proudly aloof father * apathetic politics * intellectual disengagement * dispersed vision * avoids power-games * unfulfilled creative genius * half-hearted gambling * charmingly incoherent entertainments * brightly wandering intelligence * liberation via surrendered egocentricity
  • Ketu-yuti-Budha * miscalculations * incoherent references * empty talk * unsustainable explanations * irrational statements * chats about non-existent events * spacey sibling-cohort * apathetic evangelism * incomplete details * witty misnomers * vacuous plans * unfulfilled deliveries * illogical messaging * liberation via mental surrender * for commercial nativities, may dissolve the cooperative team


WHT was highly competent administratively due to Budha-Kanya-3 * uttama receiving drishti of Shani-1. Yet, he lacked ego-charisma due to Surya-yuti-Ketu.

Ketu is not committed to any fact, agreement, tenet, or principle. Ketu generally bends to the excitement and desires of stronger Rahu personalities. Taft was part of machine politics, and he played along with the party handlers (3).

Taft's flamboyant and somewhat manic partner (Rahu-9) Theodore Roosevelt had to wait-out a term.

Budha-yuti-Ketu + Surya-yuti-Ketu misleading logic, ill-considered decisions

Ketu-yuti-Budha * miscalculations

Due to his campaign promises, TR was unable to hold office 1908-1912 but TR wanted to run again in 1916. Taft agreed to administer the tasks of the presidency as if Taft were a copy of TR. Intelligent but unexciting, Administrator Taft - who did not like electoral politics - was intended to be a placeholder president.

A highly unlikely candidate who rarely campaigned, WHT won placeholder POTUS-27 during Mangala-Budha bhukti due to TR's powerful political machine = Mangala-Simha-2.

Ketu occupies 6/8 form Guru * election during Rahu-Guru bhukti * 1916 election

In the 1916, WHT surprised everyone (and made many enemies 6) by challenging TR's progressive policies and by running against his former friend TR. WHT lost badly, handing the majority of virtually every state to the new face = POTUS-28 The State 1856-1924 Woodrow Wilson.

Yet WHT said that he didn't care (Ketu) since he didn't want the job anyway (Ketu).

After 1912, Taft nevermore participated in elections. He taught law school while waiting for appointment to the Supreme Court in 1921, which he held until a debilitating illness led to death in 1930.


POTUS-27-partner from 1909 until 1913 * Helen Louise Herron = Nellie Herron Taft * 1861-1943

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities


Mrigashirsha * Mraga * Marga-ziraza * Agrahayani * Ena-ziras

BPL commentary

For Mriga-zirshana births of a feminine valence, the condition of pioneering, direct, yang-energy, forward-pushing bhratru-karaka Mangala may considerably affect the outcome.

Brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, dancers, champions, challengers, inventors, explorers, dis-coverers, engineers, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pursuers, and competitions and battles may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by the civilizations of Orion. Their purpose is to promote engaging, instinctive messages that conquer, compete, startle, stimulate, pioneer, and provoke.

Kuja-ruled Mriga-zirasa ladies tend to be physically fit, agile, energetic sportswomen and dancers. They are often found in politics, entertainment, and commerce, especially in sales, marketing, and advertising roles where their energy delivers competitive advantage.

Mraga are surprisingly accurate markswomen, able to handle weapons if necessary. They often have an interest in metalcraft. Agrahayani ladies may have a special affinity for quadruped animals, brothers, and soldiers. Due to the crystalline structure of their noses, Mraga-born have an extraordinarily acute sense of smell.

Vrishabha - Urisha pada 1-2 represent the 7-12 angle and the Zukra-Kuja attraction. Pada 1-2 pursue gracious arrangements, match-making, and brokerage in secluded environments, such as the private bedroom or in distant lands. Their goal is the formation of vitally valuable partnerships. Depending upon Yogakaraka Shani ruler of 9+10, the Vrishabha pada of Krittika have a stronger propensity toward governance roles,

Mithunaya-Dvamdva pada 3-4 represent the 6-11 angle and the Budha-Kuja tension. Pada 3-4 are vocal socialites skilled in conflict intervention, and natural ministers of aid. Pada 3-4 may focus on community activism, economic profits, and service to the wounded (whether the wounds are physical, mental, or emotional).

Themes of forward movement, group activity, and sporting competition may contextualize Mriga's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Mrigazirshana-Invaka

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra, p 91

"Usually this person is born in a wealthy family or at least well-to-do.

  • She will be brought up in a religious atmosphere

  • and will be deeply religious herself.

She is an entertaining and interesting speaker

  • and will participate in women's club activities

  • and other social enterprises .

If she adopts a public career, she will be successful and honored.

She is fond of beautiful clothes,

  • perfumes, and jewels,

  • and dresses elegantly and in good taste.

Her favorite color is green."


Nellie Herron Taft in the Whitehouse, New Year 1909 (before her serious stroke in May-1909)

born 4 months before

Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha

Shani Mahadasha * age birth until age 6.5

02-Jun-1861 Earth-birth in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA * Shani-Chandra bhukti

Budha Mahadasha * age 6.5 until age 23.5

1879 (NHT age 18) first introduced to William Howard Taft (WHT age 22) * Budha-Rahu bhukti

Ketu Mahadasha * age 23 .5 until age 30.5

19-Jun-1886 (NHT age 25) exchange of vows in marriage-1 to William Howard Taft * Ketu-Zukra bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Simha-Kumbha contact Simha Svamsha

08-Sep-1889 (NHT age 28) celebrated the birth of child-1 Robert Taft . Son Robert became a significant figure in American government * Ketu-Guru bhukti

Zukra Mahadasha * age 30.5 until age 50.5

Jul-1901 (NHT age 30) William Howard Taft becomes Civilian Governor of Philippines, and the family moves to an exotic, unfamiliar climate. Nellie learns functional Tagalog, and her Manila entertainments include the Filipino aristocracy * Zukra-Rahu bhukti * Rahu cultural Mix-Master

Apr-1907 until Jul-1909 Janma Sade-Sati Meena

03-Nov-1908 (NHT age 37) William Howard Taft wins POTUS-27 election * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 5-elections

May-1909 (NHT age 38) Nellie suffers paralytic stroke, damaging her voice, mouth, face, and right-side limbs. Her entertaining duties are accomplished by her sisters. * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 2-containing double-maraka Ketu-yuti-Kuja = near-death experience, face, voice

Surya Mahadasha * age 50.5 until age 56.5

05-Nov-1912 * William Howard Taft loses POTUS election to rival Woodrow Wilson. After many years of living in Washington + assignments in Philippines + Cuba, the Taft family returns to Cincinnati. * Surya-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 12- retreat into invisibility + Ketu-yuti-Kuja disconnection

Chandra Mahadasha * age 56.5 until age 66.5

30-Jun-1921 (NHT age 60) Wm. Taft appointed Chief Justice USA Supreme Court. The family returns to Washington DC + Nellie resumes her multifaceted social calendar * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules-8 rejuvenation + 11-revenue * Chandra-11 parivartamsha uttama-Guru-3 = socialite expansion

Mangala Mahadasha * age 66.5 until age 73.5

08-Mar-1930 (NHT age 67) grieves the decease of husband Wm. Taft * Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 2nd-from-7

Feb-1937 until Apr-1939 Janma Sade-Sati Meena

Rahu Mahadasha * age 73.5 until decease age 81

22-May-1943 (NHT age 81) dematerialization * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha maraka rules-2

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

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

  • Surya-Urisha * Ravaye * the noisy one, the roaring one (Ravi = firebird; Rava = howl, yell, or squawk) * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the acquisitive sensual rashi of Zukra
  • Surya in bhava-1 * center of identity * bright embodiment * intelligence for competition * focus on appearance * genius for innovative self-expression * athletic entitlements * eye on personality * sparkling center of body-based vitality * father may be an icon-competitor-inventor
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * uniquely intelligent feminine-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * graciously creative * dramatic promises * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive * father may be artist-broker-arranger


Dad = a politically connected attorney.

Dad's law partner was POTUS-19 Railroad Strike 1822-1893 Rutherford B. Hayes . WH Taft's father was a well-known attorney in Cincinnati, and their childhood families knew each other.


Surya-1 appearance, political personality

Unlike her portly husband, Nellie maintained a svelte figure and was always fashionably dressed Surya-yuti-Zukra .

Her family background included attorneys, judges, and sundry politicians. The Taft children continued the dynasty via national political and civic roles.

  • In the Edwardian era of ladylike quietude, Nellie was known as an independent, intelligent woman who formed and announced her own opinions. (Surya-1).

Considered a cultural product of the Ragtime Era, Nellie was opposed to Prohibition, promoted women's suffrage, lobbied for workplace safety, smoked cigarettes, and drove her own car.

  • She was socially active in Washington before, during, and after her husband's administration, and indeed after her husband's decease. Widowhood did not prevent her continuing activism.

Chandra * matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)

  • Chandra-Meena * comforted by ancestral guidance * settled into rhythmic intuition * needs sanctuary
  • Chandra in Uttarabhadra-Andromeda * soothed by wisdom systems * compassionate protectors of hierarchical rules * needs to provide orderly guidance
  • Chandra in classroom-9 * draws comfort from paradigms of belief * emotionally attuned to sacred doctrine * accustomed to priesthood * pious mother * soothed by globalist perspective * feels the pulse of preaching * calmed by a broad worldview * acculturated to principled understanding * needs a familiar catechism * protective patrons * habitually seeks guidance * settled into philosophical roles * undulating convictions
  • Chandra-11 kahala-parivartamsha uttama-Guru-3


Mom = also from a large politically networked family. Chandra-11 kahala-parivartamsha uttama-Guru-3

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations


  • Marriage-1
  • bhava-5 politics
  • Kanya service, ailment, argumentation
  • POTUS-27 Dollar Diplomacy 1857-1930 William Howard Taft was a career politician, holding a series of small-to-large appointments including three elections, from law school until his decease. He suffered from several medical miseries, including obesity, abscess, and a pattern of injuries. Despite the daunting health concerns (Kanya) WHT lived until age 70.

Nellie Herron was a notable socialite. Chandra-11 parivartamsha uttama-Guru-3

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

  • Mangala-Mithunaya * vigorous pursuit of interaction * competitive commerce * proactive information delivery * energetic group collaboration * dynamic debate * dominating gestures * lively writing * kinetic conversation * push toward explanatory instruction * champion of process management
  • Mangala in bhava-2 * vigorous orator * loudly lectures on values * pursuit of treasuries * competitive financial actions * innovative knowledge * energized face-voice-song * memorable speeches * sings and shouts * champion of literacy-reading * historic pronouncements * prone to shouting * forward drive toward capitalization * promotes conservation * hyperactive family dynamics * acquisitive conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * proactive communications * energized signaling * dynamic reporting * clipped speech patterns * abrupt announcements * champion of vigorous messaging * pushes toward direct commands * forward thrusting gestures * incisive speech * forceful writing
  • 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

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

  • Budha-Mithunaya * svakshetra * business communications * articulation of specific instructions * informative pronouncements * messages about commerce * hands-on management * signaling explanatory information * detailed diagrams * talks about publication * interpretative interactions * commercial translation * hands-arms-shoulders send descriptive gestures
  • Budha in bhava-2 * narrative of values-fulfillment * conversations about natural resources * talks about history * instructions for asset conservation * explains banking procedures * cherished recordings * discusses sound values * articulation of speech-song * quick-darting eyes-face * tells stories * defines storage methods * describes family lineage * manual preservation of collections * chats about knowledge base * conserves libraries * quick with language * manages archives * repeats from memory
  • Budha-yuti-Mangala * competitive communications * scripted actions * impatient conversations * potential for sexualized messaging * penetrating explanations * direct instruction * signals forward action * pioneering movement * outspoken opinions * talkative brother-figures
  • Budha-yuti-Ketu * explainer of impermanence * describes dissociation * articulates the process of dissolution * delivers information to the winds * instructor of impermanence * incoherent conversations * sends prayers to the ineffable * spacey siblings * surrenders the attempt to render a complete message * speaks as the observing Witness * may channel the talkative spirits

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

  • Guru-Karkata * uttama * 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-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
  • Chandra-11 kahala-parivartamsha uttama-Guru-3

Zukra * svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wife)

lagnesha for Urisha radical lagna


Malavya Yoga

  • Zukra-Urisha * svakshetra * valuable arrangements * likes capitalization * appreciates natural resources * pleased by worthy collections * attracted to beautiful sounds * acquisitive sensuality * cherished accruals * financial harmony * richly historic environments * delighted by precious goods * prefers luxury-loving partners
  • Zukra-1 * seeks pleasure via handsome embodiment * enjoys the company of women * graciously attractive appearance * active style of balancing * pursues adjustable arrangements * appreciation of muscular vitality * pleasing designs to adorn the head * aesthetic of new life * physical exercise to balance the brain * identified with brokerage * seeks the sweet midpoint of dynamic negotiations * energetic pursuit of equity * identified with acts of diplomacy * bargains vigorously for fair exchange
  • Zukra-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



  • NT and WHT enjoyed a classic two-person career. NT promoted her husband's popularity via entertainments (Surya) and personal diplomacy (Zukra-1)

Zukra occupies the first-amsha of virtually every varga of her nativity.

  • Nellie was notably pretty, uncommonly gracious, and a natural mediator.
  • The ideal partner for the rather ungainly WHT, Nellie smoothed the way (suave Zukra) for her husband's lifelong ascent to elite governance roles.
  • In maturity, Nellie Taft became a prominent advocate for women's rights (Zukra)

HEALTH * rogesha Zukra-1

Always for the Urish-born, lagnesha Zukra wields a double-edged sword.

In addition to beauty and talent., Zukra rogesha brought a host of health imbalances

  • Despite her political intelligence and gracious conduct, in most photos Nellie appears exhausted.
  • She suffered a major paralytic stroke only five months after her husband started POTUS-27.
  • The cerebral hemorrhage afflicted her face.
  • She recovered most of her function, but the face was downturned. Ketu in classroom-2 can yield an eccentric facial expression.
  • Surya rules Shani-4 fixity.

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

  • Shani-Simbha (challenging placement) * heavy old legacy drama * must accept center-stage pressures * structural compression upon heart-spine * conventional limits upon creative self-expression * tightly governed speculation * social restrictions upon personal genius *must be responsible in romance * no time for frivolous drama * fearful in games * time-conscious children * resents royal entitlements * proletarian entertainments * restricted intelligence * slow, elderly politicians * restrained entitlement * obligatory ceremonies * scarcity of amusements
  • Shani in Bhava-4 * steady time-structured life foundations * must sustain the cultural roots * required to defend boundaries * grim determination to provide security * dry stony gardens * regimented schoolteachers * judgmental mother * proletarian childhood * normalized parenting * orderly education * caretaker's fatigue * chronic household scarcity * strict folk customs * resists domestic innovation * reinforces predictable routines * elders maintain the ancient ritual austerities

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

  • Rahu-Dhanuzya * shimmering illusion of wisdom * craving for philosophical principle * mirage of generous patronage * extraordinary theory * extravagant preaching * 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-8 * passion for mystery * in svabhava of Competitive Kuja, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous veiling * surreptitious recycling * exciting rebirth * fascinating self-reinvention * surgical rejuvenation * outsider who cleverly insinuates into revelatory roles * desires an important role in trauma-healing * fabulous transformations * reveals occult truths * shocking discovery of confidential information * mixed-culture revolutionary * finds opportunity in catastrophe * magical masquerade * poses as a secretary (secret-keeper) of a powerful entity * risk-rewarding in-laws * irregular inheritance * unusual alimonies * boundary-breeching disclosure * camouflage of undisclosed assets * stimulated by dangerous emergencies * may appear as a tantric initiator * alluring identity changes * pursues social mobility via hidden empowerments


Rahu in bhava-8 put Nellie into the class of those involved with fascinating secrets who are often found in the political-partner role.

Budha-Rahu bhukti

  • Nellie (NT age 18) was first introduced to William Taft (WHT age 22)

Zukra-Rahu bhukti

  • They were assigned to three years governance duty in the (at the time) isolated, very rural, and culturally foreign Philippines.

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

  • Ketu-Mithunaya * dissociates from conversation * incomplete messages * empty instructions * absent from discussion * wandering mentality * fragmented signals * not limited by conventional talk * dialog of liberation * ignores normal business * forgives the sibling-cohort * incoherent scripts * releases a plant-green cloud of explanatory gestures into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-2 * surrenders preserved values * eccentric voice * odd face * disperses family affluence * disregards conventional limits on sound-music-language * disinterested in genetic lineage * surrenders the hoard * odd food * peculiar precious goods * abdicates banker-conserver-collector roles * dissolves libraries * devalues treasuries * unless other graha in 2, may prefer to live free from historic traditions
  • 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
  • Ketu-yuti-Budha * miscalculations * incoherent references * empty talk * unsustainable explanations * irrational statements * chats about non-existent events * spacey sibling-cohort * apathetic evangelism * incomplete details * witty misnomers * vacuous plans * unfulfilled deliveries * illogical messaging * liberation via mental surrender * for commercial nativities, may dissolve the cooperative team

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