born eight months after
born six months before
Close personal friend of
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."
"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 (HST age 61)
1945-1952 * POTUS-34
Jan-Apr 1945 * VPOTUS with POTUS-32 Franklin D. Roosevelt
1934-1944 * USA Senator from Missouri
1923-1935 * Judge of Jackson County, Missouri
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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_S._Truman * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya
charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
Tisya * Poosam * Pushyami * Paukshakya *Vutkrita * Barhaspatya * Indrapurohita * Avra
For Pushyami births of a masculine valence, the influence of rigid, chronological, lawful, enduring strictly structural sober serious systematic Shani can considerably affect the outcome.
For those born into the Shani-ruled paradigm of Vutkrita, elder persons, old rules, rigid structures, age and time, resistance to change, status hierarchies, social class barriers, large organizations, public opinion, bureaucracies, regulatory requirements, legal systems, and corporate or institutional officials may be especially influential.
Instructional guidance is provided from the civilizations of Asellus. Their purpose is the lawful, hierarchically ordered maintenance of the customary folk habits in the place of settlement.
Laws and Customs
Shani-ruled Pushyami gentlemen are often found at the director level of government, corporate, and institutional organizations. They combine the local sensibilities of security-seeking Chandra with the larger structural, legal frameworks of national and international regulation. Deeply patriotic and defensive by nature, Sidhya-born usually remain close to their roots while they obtain respected, socially recognized positions in institutions, bureaucracies, and agencies of government.
Sidhya-born are influential in the world and reputed for their culturally sensitive judgment. Found in all of the Chandra-karaka areas such as transportation, farming + fishing, home-building + real-estate, schools, houses of worship, and parenting, Tishya-born feel close to the land. Yet, they are socially responsible, and usually elect to serve as judges, directors, or other official roles (Shani) that provide an orderly process (Shani) for governance of their place of settlement.
Pushyami may specialize in cultural boundary-protection, making of reserved areas both social and natural, lawful preservation of ethnic practices, and legal recognition for cultural minorities. Tisya fellows are particularly dedicated to environmental protection, land ownership, and property rights.
Themes of parental duty, civic responsibility, patriotism, dignity of the family, and foundational legal protections may contextualize Pushya's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Pushya-Sidhya.
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 82.
"An earnest, thoughtful character,
intelligent and quite religious in his outlook.
Withal, he is possessed of the qualities which make for success in the material world,
and has the ability to rise in position
He will fill a position of executive requirements
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.
Harry Truman in 1897 (HST age 13)
Mrs. Bess Truman and her daughter Margaret Truman in the Whitehouse, late 1940's.
Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar
Rahu Mahadasha * age birth until age 13.7
08-May-1884 Earth-birth in Lamar, Missouri, USA * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 6-war + 9-beliefs, politics, ideology
Guru Mahadasha * age 13.7 until age 29.7
1901 (HST age 17) earned HS diploma from Independence High School * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 4th-from-4th diploma
spring-1902 dropped out of business college in Springfield MO * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 8-identity change
1905 begin service Missouri National Guard (until 1911) * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 4-defense, boundary protection
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-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 4-farming, return to roots
1911 (HST age 27) proposed marriage to childhood friend Bess, whom HST was courting. Bess said No. * Guru-Rahu svabhukti
Shani Mahadasha * age 29.7 until age 48.7 * combined Shani-Budha mahadasha 36 years = 1914 until 1950
02-Nov-1914 (HST age 30) grieved the decease of father * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani rules 12th-from-9th
1918 (HST age 34) intensive WW-I Army fighting in France * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 12-distant lands
1919 after the war, HST briefly owned a haberdashery in Kansas City, MO * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha shop-keeping
28-Jun-1919 (HST age 35 + BW age 35) exchange vows of marriage 1-of-1 with childhood friend Bess Wallace * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rules Kanya Svamsha * R-K gochara Dhanuzya-Mithunaya contact navamsha Chandra-Dhanuzya
Oct-1923 until Jan-1926 Janma Sade-Sati via Thula
17-Feb-1924 (HST age 40) celebrated the birth of child-1 * Shani-Surya bhukti + Sade-Sati
1926 re-elected county judge under the Missouri machine-politics system * Shani-Mangala bhukti * yogakaraka Mangala rules 5-politics
Budha Mahadasha * age 48.7 until age 65.7 * combined Shani-Budha mahadasha 36 years = 1914 until 1950
06-Nov-1934 (HST age 50) under the Missouri machine-politics system, elected to USA-Senate from Missouri (served until 1944) * Budha-Budha svabhukti * Budha rules Mithunaya 10th navamsha
Mar-1941 (HST age 57) ascent to national prominence begins with the formation of the Truman Committee, dedicated to eliminating wasteful military practices * Budha-Chandra bhukti * Chandra lagnesha
07-Dec-1941 (HST age 57) USA joins Allied Forces WW-2 in Europe * Budha-Mangala bhukti * yogakaraka Kuja war
12-Apr-1945 (HST age 60) after HST had been VPOTUS for 82 days, having met with FDR only twice, Franklin D. Roosevelt dies. HST assumes the duties of POTUS-33. Adolf Hitler dies eight days later. * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 12th-from-10th = decease of leaders
Although the Allies are winning, WW-II still rages * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 6-war
07-May-1945 (HST age 60) end of WW-2 in Europe, Allied Forces win * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 6-war + 9-fortune
06-Aug-1945 (HST age 61) gave the orders to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 6-war
26-Jul-1947 (HST age 63) grieved the decease of mother * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Budha-yuti-Shani * Budha rules 12th-from-Chandra
02-Nov-1948 (HST age 64) surprise win in POTUS-33 contest against poll-leader Dewey * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Budha-yuti-Shani * Budha rules Mithunaya 10th navamsha
Ketu Mahadasha * age 65.7 until age 72.7
1950 begin dvadasya Sade-Sati (via 3, instructions, commands)
sum-1950 (HST age 66) sends massive American troops into the Korean Conflict, under umbrella of United Nations peacekeeping * Ketu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 4-defense, boundary protection
11-Apr-1951 fired General MacArthur for insubordination = a very unpopular decision * Ketu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 8th-from-Chandra
Nov-1952 until Nov-1955 Janma Sade-Sati via Thula
Jan-1952 (HST age 68) approval rating = 22% due to MacArthur firing ++ 30,000 American soldiers killed in Korea * Ketu-Chandra bhukti ++ Sade-Sati
20-Jan-1953 (HST age 69) end of POTUS-33 job. Alone, HST boards a train and returns to Independence, MO * Ketu-Rahu bhukti ++ Sade-Sati (via 4, retirement)
1955 (HST age 71) wrote and published the critically praised Memoirs: Years of Trial and Hope * Ketu-Shani bhukti * Budha-yuti-Shani * Budha publications
Zukra Mahadasha * age 72.7 until decease age 89.4
1964 (HST age 80) a debilitating fall in his home bathroom significantly limits HST's future public engagements * Zukra-Rahu bhukti
26-Dec-1972 (HST age 88) dematerialization * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani maraka rules 7
Distinctive Features of the Nativity
Dad = John Anderson Truman (1851-1914)
Dad was a farmer, a road-construction supervisor, and a mule trader. Surya rules 2-livestock. Dad was active in local Democratic politics, and his father's connections helped HST's early career.
Dad died when HST was 30 years old. (Mom lived until HST was 63 years old.)
pitrikaraka Surya-Meza suggests that Dad would have been verbal (2) and confident in his abilities, particularly his knowledge of animal breeding (2).
CAREER - SURYA
HST began his career as a local county judge. HST worked his way up the political machine, ascending step-wise through the US Senate and military budget roles, into VPOTUS and suddenly POTUS-33. Overall, NT held authoritative roles for 40 years.
HST's Whitehouse administration was bitterly criticized for corruption and graft. Yet, as an individual, HST remained largely (but not entirely) independent of the political crime and greedy vulgarity surrounding him.
HST's advisors complained that he was not much interested in advice. He was considered autocratic in executive style. Surya-Meza
Surya rules 2-death, saturation
HST is remembered primarily for his role in causing sudden mass death via radiation fire (Surya).
Mom = Martha Ellen Young Truman (25-Nov-1852 – 26-Jul-1947)
Chandra in classroom-4 HST was said to have been exceptionally close to his mother. Mom stalwartly supported HST, dying when HST was 63 years old.
MARRIAGE partnership support expectations
Independent and self-confident wife-figure
Zukra-12 withdrawal, retreat = her preference for privacy
Mrs. Truman materially participated in HST's political campaigns, in public spaces.
Normally a political wife would have been greatly beholden to the exhausting entertainment schedules of Washington Society. Yet, BT hosted only when it suited her. She spent most of HST's seven-year term of office at home, in Missouri.
ADVISORS = 7th-from-Chandra
Known as a leader who largely ignored his peer advisers, HST took his wife's advice throughout his career
QUOTATION from B.V. Raman , 300 Combinations, p 304
CAREER - KUJA
HST served in national defense (Karkata) for most of his career.
Self-defensive nichha-Kuja's potent 4th drishti into Chandra-Thula-4 = scrappy
Shani drishti upon nichha-Kuja-1 imposes a mandate for emotionally provoked defensive action under harsh circumstances
HST is remembered primarily for his use-or-misuse of a catastrophic weapon.
QUOTATION from B.V. Raman, A Catechism of Astrology. p. 30
CAREER - BUDHA
* combined Shani-Budha mahadasha 36 years = 1914 until 1950
Budha rules Kanya Svamsha
Krittika-Budha in bhava-11 rules
Budha-yuti-Shani often indicates a lack of critical detail.
Budha reading. + Shani popular genre
Lack of a college education would suggest that HST consumed proletarian-audience (Shani) biographies of great leaders but he rarely read the more detailed, incisive academic critiques of these leaders.
Personality, Mentality, Verbal style
As a WW-1 captain working in harsh and horrible trench warfare, HST was respected and admired by his men.
HST's speech was characterized as direct-hitting, often witty, trench-talk potty-mouth.
Plain-spoken, often vulgar, often direct
"the last honest man"
HST's prosody evoked the soldier's life as well as the farm-fields and the hobo camps.
Successful appeal to war-weary, corruption-weary voters
Although HST was no more or less honest than the next man, he gained proletarian credibility by simply eschewing the conceptual and logical vocabulary of the educated classes.
Narrowed scope (Shani) of critical thinking (Budha)
Therefore, HST had limited verbal discussion skills, and he did not welcome informed critical dissent Budha-yuti-Shani,
HST's discourse emphasized realism (Shani).
Act now, talk later (if at all)
HST actions tended to be lawful, decisive (former judge) pre-emptive ((former soldier)
CAREER - BRIHASPATI
* Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 12th-from-10th = decease of leaders
uttama-Guru-yuti-Mangala-nichha occupies high-recognition 10th-from-Chandra
Budha-Guru bhukti * uttama-Guru-yuti-Mangala-nichha * Guru rules 6-war * 06-Aug-1945
Using an Act of War to Stop the War * Budha-Guru 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
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.
World-War-2 was the deadliest military conflict in history, with more than 3% of the world population killed and hideous numbers wounded. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties
Zukra * svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wife)
CAREER = ZUKRA
Earnings after POTUS * vriddhi-pati-11- Zukra-12 parivartamsha Budha-11
Jan-1953 = Ketu-Rahu bhukti, HST age 69. POTUS-33 job was finished. After decades of government service, peaking in seven+ years at the highest levels of global responsibility as POTUS/Commander in Chief, Truman suddenly returned to a modest private life.
Compared to the incomes of his luxury-class comparators who typically run the top levels of government, HST seemed awfully broke (Shani-11).
But not for long.
Beginning in Zukra-Zukra svabhukti, HST was able to live comfortably from sale of local land (4) from pensions (11 income) and from his Memoires (Budha rules Rahu-3, predicting successful publications).
Zukra-Zukra svabhukti * Congress created presidential pensions in 1958
In 1953, there was no provision for pensioning of former presidents. It had never been necessary in the previous 175 years since the founding of USA, because most earlier POTUS had been landowners, businessmen, earned from their memoires (Grant) or had died on the job. Other men of modest means had served as POTUS, but they had died in office or shortly afterward.
Truman was the first non-luxury class ex-POTUS who lived for 20 years after leaving the Whitehouse.
Truman and his wife Bess lived in straits for several years until 1958. Age 69 in retirement during Sade-Sati-4, HST and his wife Bess had minimal investments. They lifestyle was cramped
Zukra-Zukra svabhukti brought a Congressionally approved ex-presidential retirement pension. At about the same time, HST was able to sell some lands, and he began realizing royalties from the sale of his highly popular memoire, Trial and Hope (Zukra-parivartamsha-Budha ++ Rahu-3 successful publications).
Despite Budha-yuti-Shani plain speech, HST was nevertheless blessed with a gracious Zukra parivartamsha Budha. His quotations were -- and still are -- popular, due to the balanced, simple, but yet elegant style of his aphorisms.
Zukra Mahadasha comfortable retirement * Zukra rules 4 (retirement) + 11 (income)
After ending his POTUS service with a sudden lifestyle downshift, Truman survived an additional 20 years, until age 88.
Despite his Ketu-Mahadasha panicked announcements that he would be going on government relief due to poverty from surviving on military pension, as soon as Zukra Mahadasha began, HST realized everal sources of income (11).
HST earned a newly legislated POTUS pension (11) gained from sale of lands (4) and had revenue from royalties (11) from his successful Memoires.
Shani * duro-karaka (endurance) * jara-karaka (years)
CAREER - SHANI
* combined Shani-Budha mahadasha 36 years = 1914 until 1950
Budha-Shani chidradasha = Surprise Win = election of 1948
= 02-Nov-1948 (HST age 64) surprise win in POTUS-33 contest against poll-leader Dewey * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Budha-yuti-Shani * Budha rules Mithunaya 10th navamsha
Due to Truman's 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.
As election time approached, Truman's public approval rating had sunk to an unthinkable 36%. Yet, HST rallied, making constant election speeches with his signature Plain Talk (Shani-Budha).
His win was granted by people with no connection to the East Coast power elites.
Shani in Bhava-11 rules
Pragmatism, realism, boots-on-the-ground
During the Budha-Shani bhukti 1948 election
Poor eyesight * Surya-Meza-10 rules 2-eyesight
HST's eyesight was compromised by childhood diphtheria (Guru-1 + Ketu in 6th-from-Chandra) .
Calculated Risk and Regulated Reward * Rahu drishti enters Budha-yuti-Shani-11 gains
Shani in Bhava-11 occupies the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra. Rahu drishti transforms a financially fixated Shani-11 into a platform for social mobility via conservative but determined risk-taking.
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka (ambition) * picchala-karaka (slippery) *
CAREER = RAHU
Rahu - 1943 Rise to power = Budha-Rahu bhukti
Budha (accounting) + Rahu (committee-work)
Navamsha Rahu in bhava-1--Chitra-Kanya-svamsha, granting HST an outstanding personality ++ an affinity for military matters
Ketu * kavandha-karaka (headless) * chidra-karaka (gaping) * vasana-karaka (vacuum)
CAREER - KETU
Disinterested Ketu-Meena-9 occupies the 6th-from-Chandra, suggesting HST's well-known lack of religious affiliation. Also, his lack of pious respect for preachers such as Hour of Decision 1918-2018 Rev. Billy Graham, who was usually fawned over by American political leaders. Sparing no sentiment, HST called Graham a "counterfeit attention seeker".
Ketu Mahadasha 1950-1957
1950-1957 = third Sade-Sati via 3-commands + 4- retirement + 5-politics
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