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  • POTUS-pair-33 Bess Truman

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Famous Quotes from Harry Truman

'It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.'

"I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell."

"If you can't convince them, confuse them."

"Selfishness and greed, individual or national, cause most of our troubles."


Official Whitehouse portrait, 1945 (age 61)


1945-1952 * POTUS-34

Jan-Apr 1945 * VPOTUS under POTUS-32 Fireside Chats 1882-1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt

1934-1944 * USA Senator from Missouri

1923-1935 * Judge of Jackson County, Missouri

Harry S. Truman

Earth-birth Thursday-08-May-1884

dematerialization 26-Dec-1972 (age 88)


During Jan-Apr 1945, Truman served as VPOTUS under an ailing boss, POTUS-32 Fireside Chats 1882-1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt . It is generally acknowledged that FDR had earlier transferred most military decision-making to Truman.

World-War-2 Tripartite Pact Axis group

World-War-2 Allies group


POTUS-34 = 12-Apr-1945 (at death of FDR) until 20-Jan-1953 * Harry S. Truman * 1884-1972

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


Bhaga * Falgun * Utthram

BPL commentary

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

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

Uttara-phalguni chaps are famously hot-headed. (Can be counterbalanced by a cool moon.)

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

Brilliantly dramatic

Simha - Leya pada-1 = radiant confidence, flamboyance, and remarkable intelligence. While much depends upon the characteristics of nakshatrapathi Surya, the Falgun birth of masculine valence favors dramatic displays of celebrity, romance, creativity, and entitlement.

Kanya pada 2-3-4 = equally smart and authoritative, but more focused upon personal enclosure and distant lands, often wielding power from a hermitage, sanctuary, or secluded location. May be an empowered politician according to the strengths of nakshatrapathi Surya.

Although Shil Ponde's description often fits the Kanya pada 2-3-4 of Uttaraphalguni, the Simha pada-1 is rarely rough or ungrateful. Still, they can be impatient with others who are less confident or less intelligent.

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

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 83

"A proud and arrogant disposition,

  • with a tendency to ride roughshod over other peoples' opinions.

Uttara natives are extremely intelligent

but because of their inordinate pride,

  • they accept favors ungraciously even when in need

and are ungrateful to those from whom they receive these favors."


1919 wedding of Bess Wallace and Harry Truman

Husband and wife were the same age. They met in 5th grade and became friends, attending school together until they both graduated.

Their relationship continued until they were 34. One daughter was born in 1924.

Vimshottari Dasha Narrative

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar


Harry Truman in 1897, HST age 13



Rahu Mahadasha * age birth until age 10.4

08-May-1884 Earth-birth in Lamar, Missouri, USA * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 5-politics + 6-war

Guru Mahadasha * age 10.4 until 26.4

1901 (HST age 17) earned HS diploma from Independence High School * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha diploma

spring-1902 dropped out of business college in Springfield MO * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu drop-out

1905 begin service Missouri National Guard (until 1911) * Guru-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 12-enclosures

lived in a shared house with the brother of POTUS-34 Interstate Highways 1890-1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower

1906 gave up Kansas City bank job, returned to the family farm * Guru-Surya bhukti * Surya-8 rules 12 retreat

TrumanHarry_young.jpgShani Mahadasha * age 26.4 until age 45.4

1911 proposed marriage to childhood friend Bess, who HT was courting. Bess said No * Shani-Shani svabhukti

02-Nov-1914 (HST age 30) grieved the decease of father * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 2nd-from-9th

1918 (HST age 34) WW-I intensive Army fighting in France * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 9-global travel

1919 after the war, HST briefly owned a haberdashery in Kansas City, MO * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 2-clothing, head

28-Jun-1919 (HST age 35 + BW age 35) exchange marriage vows with childhood friend Bess Wallace * Shani-Zukra bhukti * R-K gochara Dhanuzya-Mithunaya contact Zukra-Mithunaya

Oct-1923 until Jan-1926 Janma Sade-Sati via Thula

17-Feb-1924 (HST age 40) celebrated the birth of child-1 * Shani-Mangala bhukti * Kuja-yuti-Guru effect of putrakaraka Guru + Sade-Sati

Budha Mahadasha * age 45.4 until age 62.4

06-Nov-1934 elected to USA-Senate from Missouri (served until 1944) * Budha-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 9-elections

Mar-1941 ascent to national prominence begins with the formation of the Truman Committee, dedicated to eliminating wasteful military practices * Budha-Rahu bhukti

07-Dec-1941 USA joins Allied Forces WW-2 in Europe * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 7-alliances

12-Apr-1945 (HST age 60) Franklin D. Roosevelt dies. HT assumes the duties of POTUS-33. Adolf Hitler is still alive. Although the Allies are winning, WW-II still rages * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani rules 12-from-7th = dissolution of partnership

07-May-1945 end of WW-2 in Europe, Allied Forces win * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani rules 12th-from-6th cessation of conflict

06-Aug-1945 (HST age 61) gave the orders to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani rules 6-weapons of war

Ketu Mahadasha * age 62.4 until age 69.4

26-Jul-1947 (HST age 63) grieved the decease of mother * Ketu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-10 Parivartamsha Budha-9 * Budha rules 7th-from-4th

02-Nov-1948 (HST age 64) surprise win in POTUS-33 contest against poll-leader Dewey * Ketu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 11-goals, networks

summer-1950 (HST age 66) sends massive American troops into the Korean Conflict, under umbrella of United Nations peacekeeping * Ketu-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-1 personal power

11-Apr-1951 fired General MacArthur for insubordination = a very unpopular decision * Ketu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 6th-from-Chandra emotional animosity

Jan-1952 (HST age 68) approval rating = 22% due to MacArthur firing ++ 30,000 Americans killed in Korea * Ketu-Shani bhukti * Shani rogesha disagreement, accusations

20-Jan-1953 end of POTUS-33 job *Ketu-Budha chidradasha * Budha-yuti-Shani leaves on a sour note

Zukra Mahadasha * age 69.4 until age 89.4

1955 (HST age 71) wrote and published the critically praised Memoirs: Years of Trial and Hope * Zukra-Zukra svabhukti * Zukra rules 2-history

1964 (HST age 80) a debilitating fall in his home bathroom significantly limits HST's future public engagement * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Kuja-yuti-Guru * Kuja rules 8-shocks

26-Dec-1972 (HST age 88) dematerialization * Zukra-Ketu chidradasha

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Mrs. Bess Truman and her daughter Margaret Truman in the Whitehouse, late 1940's.


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

Vimala Yoga

  • Surya-Meza * uttama * Suryaya * the supreme one * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the vital competitive dominating rashi of Mangala
  • Surya in bhava-8 * center of revelation * spectacular explosions * heart of rebirth * splendid emergence * intelligence for trauma healing * secret political investigations * confident rejuvenation * brightly transformative * focus on discovery * initiatory entitlements * eye on hidden assets * sparkling center of mystery * father may be a healer, undisclosed, or disguised


Dad = John Anderson Truman (1851-1914)

Dad was a farmer, a road-construction supervisor, and a livestock dealer. The family moved often as fortunes fluctuated. Dad died when HST was 30 years old. (Mom lived until HST was 63 years old.)

Budha-yuti-Shani suggests that Dad may have been a mixed character. Shani rules the political, entertaining-5 ++ the critical complaining-5 ++ Budha lagnesha karmesha. Both of dad's sons too government jobs (Shani).

CAREER - Surya

HST was a Machine politician who worked in a political environment beset by high levels of corruption, under-the-table deals, and undisclosed power Surya in bhava-8 HST remained largely (but not entirely) independent of the vulgarity surrounding him * aristocratic uttama-Surya-Meza

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

  • Chandra-Thula * comforted by ritual negotiation of agreements * sensitive to balance * needs to trade
  • Chandra in Svatika-Arcturus * soothed by risky agreements * guardians of culturally-mixed harmony * seeks shelter in opportunistic alliances
  • Chandra in classroom-2 * comfort in collections* familiar with history * needs to tell stories * accustomed to storage * nourished by heritage knowledge * settled into the rhythm of languages * feels the repeating pulse of inventory counting * emotionally attuned to accumulated values * calmed by conservation * undulating voice * speaks the incantations * acculturated to sound-speech-song


Mom = Martha Ellen Young Truman (25-Nov-1852 – 26-July1947)

Mom was a Confederate sympathizer until her dying day. HST was said to have been exceptionally close to his mother. Mom died when HST was 63 years old. Soon after mom's decease, HST issued the executive orders requiring racial desegregation of the military and federal agencies.

Mom's complex personality = Chandra-Thula accepts incoming drishti from confident, politicized uttama-Surya-8+ secretive nichha-Mangala-11

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations


  • bhava-8 Meza
  • contains adiant, independent, politically intelligent Surya-Meza
  • Surya mutual drishti with Chandra-2
  • Surya confers Vimala Yoga

Extremely independent and capable wife.

Bess Truman did what she wanted and she did not do what she did not want to do.

  • Normally a political wife would be greatly beholden to Washington Society with its exhausting entertainment schedules.

Surya confers Vimala Yoga BT hosted only when it suited her. She spent most of HST's seven-year term of office at home, in Missouri.

  • Yet when she was in residence, Zukra-10 fulfilled all social expectations.
  • HST played the piano.
  • BT was gracious and dignified.

HST benefitted from her astute political insights while Bess maintained a margely invisible presence. Typical of bhava-8, she was largely unknown to the political establishment. The press were not invited into her home. Surya-8 rules 12

Wife Bess's father committed suicide when Bess was a teenager = 9th-from-Zukra-10 = bhava-6.

Yuvatisthana contains Dreamlike Ketu-Meena-7 occupies the 6th-from-Chandra, suggesting a considerable disengagement between the spouses.

Azlesa-Kuja-2 drishti to Chandra

direct-hitting, often witty, trench-talk potty-mouth

HST's fair complexion and pleasant visage = the pale coloring of Zukra-ruled Chandra-Thula-2 However, HST had fought in the WW-1 trenches where many died miserable deaths. It was said that in distinction to his smooth appearance, HST's personality could be aggressive and insulting. Expanded by a permissive Guru-uttama-yuti Mangala

Earnings after POTUS * vriddhipati-11-Chandra-2

At Truman's age 69, in 1952, POTUS-33 job was finished. After decades of government service ending with seven years at the highest levels of responsibility as POTUS and Commander in Chief, Truman returned to a modest private life.

Compared to the incomes of the luxury-class who run the top levels of government, HST seemed broke. But not really. He was able to earn from sale of local land (Mangala-11 earnings rules 3-sales) from pensions, and from his Memoires.

QUOTATION from B.V. Raman , 300 Combinations, p 304

  • "...when the Moon in Libra is aspected by Mars or Saturn , the native is supposed to become cruel."

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

  • 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-11 * drive toward connectivity * competitive earnings * pursuit of profits * dynamic marketplace actions * champion of community activism * invasive networking * vigorous sporting friends * energized scientific systems * economic conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Guru * multiple competitions * many brother-figures * energized growth * dynamic generosity * masculine force joins optimistic expansion * champion of philosophy * potential for aggressive preaching * promotes broad worldview * indoctrinating actions


Kuja-yuti-Guru occupy bhava-11 = professional reputation 10th-from-Chandra

HST served in national defense (Karkata) for most of his career,. His roles matured from soldier in WW-1, to Senator investigating wasteful military spending, to FDR's de-facto military decisions maker, to POTUS-33 Commandeer in Chief.

HST is remembered primarily for his use-or-misuse of a catastrophic weapon. As the authorizing agent of the USA nuclear attack upon Nagasaki and Hiroshima, dropping the bomb was the defining act of his military and political career

QUOTATION from B.V. Raman, A Catechism of Astrology. p. 30

  • "... Saravali ascribes the following results: ...When Mars occupies Cancer and is aspected by Saturn, he will be a navigator , poor, beautiful, and engaged in princely trades ."

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

lagnesha for Kanya radical lagna

  • Budha-Urisha * financial communications * articulation of tonal value * talks about stored goods * discusses collected assets * delivers descriptive evaluations * sends historic messages * skillfully signals the music * preservation methods * describes sound frequencies * hands-arms-shoulders send sensual gestures
  • Budha in bhava-9 * narrative of father-figure * witty guru * celebrated communicator * repeats the catechism * reiterates the doctrine * skillful grandchildren * discusses patronage * detailed articulation of worldview * explains the paradigm of belief * talks about sacred texts * examines the dharma * interprets theoretical claims * delivers quick sermons * logical investigations into philosophical truths * chatty priests * religious dialogues
  • Budha-yuti-Shani * explainer of rules * dictates about system requirements * regulatory roles express communication skills * lawful planning * slow scheduling * conventional conversations * message of institutional order * mature management * makes necessary announcements * cautious gestures * talkative elders
  • Zukra-10 Parivartamsha Budha-9


Budha in bhava-9 Kanya lagnesha-1 ++ karmesha Mithunaya-10

Budha-yuti-Shani = Budha reading. + Shani popular material.

  • HT was an early and voracious reader of popular-audience history books.
  • Shani = yogakaraka from matrikarkaka Chandra. Mom encouraged HST to read extensively.

Personality, Mentality, and Verbal style


Plain-spoken, often vulgar, often direct

  • Truman used the speech (Budha) of the common man (Shani) .
  • HST's face and manner connoted the honest but pessimistic Euro-folk of the middle plains (Missouri)

"the last honest man"

  • Unlike the aristocratic FDR, who had a liberal university education and was raised with tutors and servants, HST was largely self-taught and had some rural mannerisms.
  • HST's prosody evoked the soldier's life as well as the farm-fields and the hobo camps.
  • His speaking and gesturing style was brusque, even coarse.

Successful appeal to war-weary, corruption-weary voters

  • HST was convinced by his political handlers to drop all pretenses and to speak to the citizens in a simple, heartfelt style.
  • HST was expected to lose the 1948 election to the more intellectual Dewey, but surprisingly the plainspoken spin worked.
  • Although HST was no more or less honest than the next man, he simply eschewed the conceptual and logical vocabulary of the educated classes.
  • Although his more sophisticated advisers complained that HST was the proverbial bull in the china shop, the plain-spoken spin gained HST lasting credibility with working folk.

Narrowed scope (Shani) of critical thinking (Budha)

  • HST absorbed a vast amount of "broadcast" (uttama-Guru) from single authors promoting their own interpretative perspective.
  • Unlike any other POTUS since Taft, HST was never trained in the academic regime of logical debates, research writing assignments, and educated peer discussions.
  • Therefore, HST had limited verbal discussion skills, and he did not welcome informed critical dissent Budha-yuti-Shani,
  • As his later adversaries often remarked, HST tended to resist consideration of alternate or conflicting viewpoints.

HST's dsicouse emphasized "realism/" (Shani).

  • Critics said that HST made up his mind on an issue, then blocked (Shani) further discussion (Budha).
  • Likely exacerbated by dissociative wandering Ketu in classroom-7 , HST iignored advice

Act now, talk later (if at all)

  • Enforced by revengeful Mangala-Karkata * nichha but curtailed by Shani's pragmatic drishti into Kuja, HST actions tended to be lawful, decisive (former judge) pre-emptive ((former soldier) due to Kuja's drishti into rogasthana-6.
  • Despite the catastrophic outcome, most Americans supported HST's decision to poison, burn, wound, or annihilate millions of Japanese civilians.

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-11 * great friendliness * much networking * much achievement * big social-participation groups * several large assemblies * numerous revenues * many social-material goals * extensive marketplace linkage * patron of community exchange systems * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be an earner-socialite-networker
  • Guru-yuti-Mangala bhratri-karaka * multiple brotherly-figures * permission to compete-and-win * expansive conquests * progressive philosophy * large-scale invasive actions * vigorous champion of optimistic belief

Guru-Karkata * uttama expands the mass slaughter allowed by nichha-Kuja-8

Guru in bhava-11 rules the emotionally conflicted bhava-7 = 6th-from-Chandra = defensive extremes

uttama-Guru-yuti-Mangala-nichha occupies high-recognition 10th-from-Chandra

Annihilator * Guru rules Alaxmi lagna

  • HT = best known internationally for imposing the conditions of horrible death by radiation poisoning (8) upon countless victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki . HT authorized the USA military to "Drop the Bomb" during WWII as the apparently best or only route toward ending the war. Hideous as the effects were, this apocalyptic event did end the war. Instantly.

Guru-Karkata * uttama * Patron Protector

  • In his homeland (USA) HT = remembered as a Great Protector (Guru-Karkata) In the national memory, HT ensured that even when the American military was weakened and depleted -- from years of running an exhausting war on two sides of the world -- that the once-fierce enemy (Japan) would be fully destroyed. Bhava-8 destruction and rebirth.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Mithunaya * appreciation of detail * beautiful accessories * attracted to writers * likes businesspeople * balanced gestures * conducts diplomatic conversations * prefers a communicative partner * aesthetic of handiwork * pleasures of specific explanations * enjoys correspondence * gracious messaging arrangements
  • Zukra-10 * seeks pleasure via regulated order * enjoys regulatory authority * socially prominent contractual agreements * reputation for for gracious balancing * respects feminine-figures * harmonious style of governance * likes pleasing designs to adorn the upper legs * nice knees * lovely calves * rule-maker imposing equity * appreciation of hierarchical rank * legislates justice * in a husbandly nativity, wife-figure may hold an elite social position
  • Zukra-10 Parivartamsha Budha-10


Zukra-10 gave HST a reputation for music. A skilled piano player, HST studied piano from the age of eight, and played for political entertainment gatherings throughout his long political career. His mother played church piano, his sister was a piano teacher in Missouri, and his daughter Margaret was a concert pianist.

Marginalized Personality * Zukra rules 6-disenfranchisement

Many commentators of his day would have asserted that HT obtained the presidency by accident. Truman had been a largely unknown US Senator when he was selected as a VPOTUS candidate to run with Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1944 election. FDR died four months after starting his third term, and VPOTUS Truman became the legal replacement = POTUS-33.

Truman made the very controversial decision to end the Pacific portion of World-War-2 by authorizing the atom-bomb drop onto Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan. It was widely believed that voters would not support killer Truman against the well heeled and educated Thomas Dewey.

election of 1948 = Zukra-Zukra svabhukti * Zukra rules 11-goals, networks

Surprising win of POTUS-33 against the predicted winner and favorite, Tom Dewey

As election time approached, Truman's public approval rating had sunk to an unthinkable 36%. .Yet, HT rallied, making constant election speeches with Zukra equity = civil rights. His win was granted by people with no connection to the East Coast power elites. They lived in the rural and small-town centers, and they were not outraged by the atom bombs but rather appreciated a strong national defense.

Zukra rules 8th-from-Chandra

  • Truman's only elected term of office = 1948-1952. These four years occurred mainly during Zukra-Zukra svabhukti.
  • Despite some public relations successes, HT's administration was plagued by scandals and controversies, the suicide of his Secretary of Defense, and a 22% approval rating, among many other emotional shocks.
  • Truman appeared to become defensive and his wittiness often seemed vulgar.

Pithy Quotations

Despite Budha-yuti-Shani preference for plain speech, HT was nevertheless blessed with a gracious Zukra parivartamsha Budha. His quotations were and still are very popular due to the balanced, simple, but yet elegant style of his aphorisms.

A long retirement

Zukra-Chandra bhukti until Surya-Budha bhukti

After ending his POTUS service with a sudden lifestyle downshift during Zukra-Chandra bhukti (Chandra randhresha), Truman survived an additional 20 years, until age 88.

His retirement (4) was comfortable.

Zukra-7 in 4th-from-4th +++ Guru-Karkata * uttama rules 4-retirement

Despite his panicked announcements that he would be going on government relief due to poverty (Ketu 4, surviving on military pension) in fact equity-seeking Zukra-7 ruler of Chandra-11 economics provided several sources of income (11) including a new POTUS pension and royalties from his successful Memoires.

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

  • Shani-Urisha * heavy old valuables * must endure the sounds of proletarian speech-and-song * obliged to conform to the official bankers * antiquated genetic stock * required preservation of aging assets * must normalize conservation * slow elderly evaluators * must judge the worth of hoards * must endure pressure to store the precious inventories * must bear the weight of historic treasuries * structural compression upon neck-jaw * orderly warehousing * fixed rules govern collection * must gather seeds * must eat dry foodstuffs * must preserve lineage knowledge * scarce financial resources
  • Shani in Bhava-9 * slow time-structured worldview * must maintain the patriarchal faith * imposes the old convictions * delayed understanding * punitive ideologies * cautiously conventional professors * judgmental father * conservative religious hierarchy * global scale of responsibilities * heavy doctrinal pressures * resistance to new viewpoints * preacher's fatigue * intolerance for sacerdotal innovation * pragmatic time-tested principles * materialistic paradigm of belief * rigidly dutiful guidance * elders preserve strict sacred rules
  • Shani-yuti-Budha * resistance against signaling * materialistic siblings * responsible for maintaining lawful commerce * pragmatic coupling * limited interaction * disciplined messaging * structured announcements * speaks plainly * proletarian instructions * regulated business * constrained communication * conventionally regulated conversations


Shani rules Kumbha Svamsha

Shani rules 5-politics + 6 war, conflict, enemies ++ Shani-yuti-Budha

  • HST acquired national fame through military spending reform in 1943 * Budha (accounting) yuti Shani (government).
  • Truman's Military battle service in WW-I was intensely promoted as key to his political identity
  • Political handlers framed HST as a man who understood military realities.
  • During FDR's years of failing health, and considering that FDR had no military service record, Truman made most (if not all) of the detailed military budget decisions
  • HST's recommendations were then trustingly approved by a sick and distracted FDR.

Poor eyesight * Shani-6 rules 2-eyesight

HT's eyesight was compromised by childhood diphtheria (6) Yet, Truman managed to serve as a WW-1 military commander and worked as a popular machine politician. Remembering names and faces is critical to those jobs. Therefore, his eyesight was likely not a major handicap. His spectacles successfully corrected most of the deficiency and gave him a elder, scholarly appearance.


Shani in Bhava-6 occupies the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

Shani intakes drishti from social authority Rahu-10

CHILD Shani-9 * putrapati occupies 5th-from-5th

One child = daughter Margaret. She was a noted pianist and singer. During her father's POTUS years 1945-1952, she performed with orchestras nationwide. Margaret became a journalist + writer of mystery novels Shani-yuti-Budha

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

  • Rahu-Parthya * shimmering illusion of humility * craving for crime * mask of exploitive assistance * ambitious physicians * intriguing addictions * mirage of medication * fascinating injuries * over-reaching accusations * amazing illnesses * extraordinary arguments * may be obsessed with servants-and-servitude * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) conflict management * shrewd dealings in sickness * ingenious divorce * extravagant litigation * seeks privilege via victim-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-10 * passion for leadership power * in svabhava of Sober Shani, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous executive decisions * thrilled by iconic status * craves symbolic importance * hungers for regulatory authority * outsider who cleverly insinuates into lawful governance * cleverly challenges official rules * mesmerizing ascent to high social status * may pose as a boss * shimmering smoky illusion of legitimate power * trespasses cultural limits of old hierarchies * boundary-breeching hunger for commanding roles * ambition for elite rank * desires to hold a respected position * opportunistic climb to top of the corporate pyramid * culturally-mixed reputation * ambition of the father's family

Ultimate power of Rahu in bhava-10 ruled by instructions-for-war Budha in bhava-6

Using an Act of War to Stop the War * Ketu-Rahu bhukti

"I knew what I was doing when I stopped the war ... I have no regrets and, under the same circumstances, I would do it again." ~~ Truman, 1963

Truman 'dropped the bomb' on Japan in August-1945, killing and maiming millions in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The WW-2 Japanese military had already killed an estimated 6-10 million people in Asia, including a genocide of approximately 6 million Chinese and Southeast Asian peoples. Truman stood firm in his decision to attack Japan, despite some military opinions that the Allies had already won the war..

Zukra-Rahu bhukti * Congress created presidential pensions in 1958

After leaving the US Presidency in their elder years, HT and his wife Bess had very little personal wealth and were nearly impoverished until the Congress wrote a law creating a pension for ex-presidents. (Previous presidents had always hailed from wealthy families; the law was never needed before the humble-born Truman held the POTUS.)

Despite his years of work in the public service, Truman and his wife Bess retired from the presidency into a state of penury. Historically it had been presumed that only the independently financially privileged whose retirement would be cushioned by investments would hold the highest national offices. other men of modest means had served as POTUS but they had died in office or shortly afterward. Truman was the first surviving "test case" who lived 20 years after retirement.

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

  • Ketu-Meena * sleepily dissociates from isolated ashrama * incomplete gestalt * unlimited visionary insight * wandering spirit guides * unsustainable sanctuary * dissolution of private prayer * foggy boundaries of distant worlds * permeable understanding of cetacean cultures * ignores restrictions on clairsentience * disarrayed dreams * releases a golden oceanic cloud of wisdom into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-7 * equably ambivalent toward agreements * absentee advocates * disregards contractual loyalties * disinterested in mutuality * wanders from the middle-balance * irrelevance of equity * surrenders alliances * abandons the usual covenants * ignores advice * incoherent promises * liberation via surrendered negotiations * unless other graha in 7, may prefer to live free from partners

Dreamlike Ketu-Meena occupies the 6th-from-Chandra. shows that his mom was considerably resilient to health challenges. She lived until Harry turned 63.

Ketu-Rahu bhukti * 06-Aug-1945 * HT gave the order to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • On 06-Aug-1945, Truman gave the order to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing, maiming, and poisoning vast numbers of Japanese citizens - both military and civilian. Hiroshima was bombed on 08-August-1945 and the Japanese military surrendered on 15-Aug-1945 (formal ceremony on 02-Sep-1945). World-War-2 was the deadliest military conflict in history, with more than 3% of the world population killed and hideous numbers wounded.

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