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Dwight David Eisenhower, 5-star General, in 1947 after World-War-2. During his long military career, Eisenhower was always an office-based strategist. He never fought in active combat.


1952-1960 * POTUS-34

1943-1945 * First Supreme Allied Commander in Europe

Dwight David Eisenhower

a.k.a. "Ike"

Earth-birth Tuesday-14-Oct-1890

dematerialization 28-Mar-1969 (age 78)



1952-1960 * POTUS-34-partner

Mamie Doud Eisenhower

a.k.a. Mary Geneva Doud

Earth-birth Saturday-14-Nov-1896

dematerialization 01-Nov-1979 (age 82)

nativity of Mamie Eisenhower

World-War-2 Tripartite Pact Axis group

World-War-2 Allies group


Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe in World War II from Dec-1943 until May-1945

POTUS-34 = 20-Jan-1953 until 20-Jan-1961 * Dwight David Eisenhower * 1890-1969

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

Visaka * Radha

BPL commentary

For Visaka births of a masculine valence, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Brihaspati may considerably affect the outcome. Masculine births under auspice of Puna, Visaka, or Purvabhadra may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of priestly teachers and guides.

For those born into the Guru-ruled paradigm of Radhika, teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, pontificators, patriarchs, pundits, pater-nosters, proponents of principled understanding, wise-ones, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.

Guided by patrons from the civilizations of Saka. Their purpose is facilitation of shocking insights by lightning-strike and expansive growth by root-splitting..

High forehead. Saptarishi-ruled births come equipped with a global perspective. The majority of Visaka nativities are higher dimensional Seva-wanderers who assume interpretive guidance roles.

Growth Shocks

Thula - Vanika pada 1-2-3 expresses Saptarishi's rulership of 3-Writing-commerce + 6-service ministry or victimhood. Pada 1-2-3 also evoke the tension between Zukra's one-to-one relationships versus Guru's one-to-many preachings. Pada 1-2-3 have a broad understanding of the explosive growth-power of extreme polarities. They are often found in advisor roles (Zukra) which engage overview, ideology, theory, or interpretive paradigm (Guru) . Masculine pada 1-2-3 are both famed and feared for their ability to expand conflict or worsen disease condition as a way to super-polarize the toxic situation en-route to an envisioned state of peace.

Pada 1-2-3 are easier for women who can utilize Zukra's balancing skills. For men, diplomatic constraints tend to frustrate their expansive growth patterns. Also, although the priestly teachers are seeking wisdom, for Thula-Visaka the guru-figures may also be impoverished, blaming, polluted, or sick (due to Guru rules 3-6).

Vrischika Pada-4 emphasizes Guru's rulership of 2-affluence, collections ++ 5-creativity, entitlement, politics. Pada 4 enjoys the spirited compatibility between Guru's optimism + Kuja's kinetic movement. Pada-4 has a broad understanding of the ultimate power of transformative beliefs. Pada-4 are often found in teaching and healing work, especially with the sexual-reproductive energies. They also work with explosive-expansive forces such as dynamite and lightning.

Themes of shocking growth via beliefs, widening expansion via root-splitting, and fertilization via jolts of electromagnetic shakti may contextualize Visaka's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Visaka-Radha

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 97.

"... Aggressiveness and impatience.

These people are overbearing in their desire to get things done.

They are very active but not popular,

  • since their manner causes people to actively dislike them

  • and to resent their extreme aggressiveness.

they are very proud

  • and because of this, they take offense easily at some fancied slight.

their anger makes enemies of people who might cooperate with them, if treated differently.

they will overcome their enemies through sheer force of character,

  • but such people will still remain enemies .

Tact and kindness are qualities which they should try to develop."


1959: Dwight David Eisenhower, POTUS-34

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari dasha timeline


Ida Stover Eisenhower (1862-1946) mother of POTUS-34


Official Whitehouse photo 30-May-1954 Mamie Eisenhower (age 58)

Rahu Mahadasha * age birth until age 17.8

14-Oct-1890 Earth-birth in Denison, Texas, USA * Mangala-Ketu bhukti

Guru Mahadasha * age 17.8 until age 34.8

Jun-1911 accepted to West Point Military Academy * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 4-schooling, diploma

1912 sustained a knee (Makara) injury playing football for West Point which ended his promising athletic career * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 8-sudden identity change

June-1915 graduated from West Point * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha diploma

1915 (DDE age 25) DDE, his father, and his brothers leave the Jehovah's Witness faith in which they had been raised, due largely to failed Armageddon prophecies of that tradition * Guru-Ketu bhukti

01-Jul-1916 exchange of vows in marriage-1 with POTUS-pair-34 Military Families 1896-1979 Mamie Doud Eisenhower (DDE age 25; MDE age 19) * Guru-Zukra bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Makara-Karkata contact Karkata swamsha

24-Sep-1917 celebrated the birth of child-1 "Icky" * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules Chandra

02-Jan-1921 decease of child-1 * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra-12 rules 8th-from-5th-from-Chandra ++ Sade-Sati

1922-1924 assigned to Panama Canal * Guru-Rahu chidradasha++ Sade-Sati

Shani Mahadasha * age 34.8 until age 53.8

1928 advanced officer training diploma from Army War College * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha diploma

1933 advanced supply-chain and materiel-management training diploma from the Army Industrial College, where DDE also joined the faculty * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 4th-from-4th schooling, teaching

07-Dec-1941 * Following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawai'i, USA joins WW-2 in both Asia and Europe * Shani-Guru chidradasha * nichha-Guru-3 planning rules Mangala-2, weapons, death

1942 grieved decease of father (DDE age 52) * Shani-Guru chidradasha * Guru rules 7th-from-Surya

24-Jun-1942 begin position as Allied Commander General in England. DDE remains apart from MDE, ensconced with his driver Kay Summersby, until June-1945. * Shani-Guru chidradasha * nichha-Guru rules 6th-from-Chandra emotional conflict

Budha Mahadasha * age 34.8 until age 70.8

Dec-1943 (until May-1945) named WW-2 First Supreme Allied Commander in Europe * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha-yuti-Surya * Budha-uttama gives effect of karmesha Surya

06-Jun-1944 * D-Day Normandy * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha-uttama = logistical planning * Budha-yuti-Surya gives executive effect of karmesha Surya-11 large maps

07-May-1945 end of WW-2 in Europe, Allied Forces win * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha rules 8-sudden transformation + 11-achievements, goals

Nov-1945 appointed US Army Chief of Staff * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha-yuti-Surya * Budha-uttama gives executive effect of karmesha Surya

11-Sep-1946 grieved the decease of mother Ida Stover Eisenhower (1862-1946) * Budha-Ketu bhukti

May-1948 (until Jan-1953) held the title of 13th president of Columbia University in New York City. However, DDE did not assume any leadership duties until 1951 ++ did almost nothing in this role* Budha-Zukra bhukti * Ketu-yuti-Zukra

1948 invited to run for POTUS-33 with funding + Truman promised support, but DDE says no * Budha-Zukra bhukti * Ketu-yuti-Zukra * Ketu not interested

1950 takes leave of absence from Columbia U. job in order to craft the NATO organization * Budha-Zukra bhukti * Ketu-yuti-Zukra * Ketu absence

25-Jun-1950 begin Korean War *

04-Nov-1952 * DDE elected POTUS-34 * Budha-Mangala bhukti * Kuja lagnesha rules 10th-navamsha ++ 10th dashashamsha ++ Sade-Sati

01-feb-1953 baptized into the Presbyterian Church (DDE age 63)

24-Sep-1955 massive heart-attack (myocardial infarction) suffered while visiting his mother-in-law. Requires a long healing convalescence * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 5-heart + 2-saturation * Guru rules 6th-from-Chandra emotional stress

25-Nov-1957 mild stroke * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 6th-from-Chandra emotional stress

Ketu Mahadasha * age 70.8 until age 77.8

20-Jan-1961 end of two-term (eight years) POTUS-34 service and begin retirement * Ketu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 7 = 4th-from-4th retirement

Zukra Mahadasha * age 77.8 until decease age 78

28-Mar-1969 dematerialization (DDE age 78) * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra maraka rules-7

Distinctive features of the Nativity

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


  • Chitra-Surya-Kanya * Poshanya * Pushna * the nourisher * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the analytical logical rashi of Budha
  • Surya in bhava-11 * center of community * genius for associative systems * radiates through the gridwork * entitled to work-and-earn * network intelligence * focus on interlinked ecologies * uniquely creative marketplace revenues * exemplifies knotting-netting-knitting connectivity * distributed light * eye on friendships * celebrated by crowds * sparkling center of social-economic drama * father may be an earner-socialite-organizer
  • 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


Dad was a mechanical engineer = designing Chitra-Surya-Kanya

Surya-yuti-Budha-uttama . Dad worked as a railroad mechanic and in dairy farm operations Surya-Kanya + parented a large family.

Career - Surya

Surya-Kanya occupies the invisible, cloistered 12th-from-Chandra Much of DDE's career activity was international in scope and classified in category. He also spent much time living in dormitory barracks.

DDE's famed strategic intelligence = signaled by atmakaraka karmesha Surya in logical-strategic Kanya-Chitra-11.

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

  • Chandra-Thula * comforted by ritual negotiation of agreements
  • Chandra in Swatika-Arcturus * soothed by risky agreements * guardians of culturally-mixed harmony * seeks shelter in opportunistic alliances
  • Chandra in classroom-12 * draws comfort from dreams * familiar with ancestor guidance * rhythmic withdrawal from visibility * accustomed to private prayer * nested into secluded enclosures * acculturated to Other Worlds * soothed by imaginative inspiration * repeating pulse of intuition * anchored into sanctuary environments * undulating sleep

MOTHER and Faith Community

Mom disliked the limelight Chandra-12

... but she liked prayer meetings. = dharmesha Chandra-12.

A devout missionary member of the Jehovah's Witness tradition, mom raised her family in that evangelical faith.

  • For decades in Abilene, prayerful Mom served as the town host for Watchtower gatherings.
  • Mom's doctrine proscribed college education, careers, political activity such a voting, military service, and saluting the flag.

Yet, Mom was a strong supporter of her son Ike.

  • Following the failure of two Armageddon prophecies which predicted End Times to occur in 1914 and 1915, Ike (along with his dad and adult brothers) separated from Mom's religious sect in 1915.
  • As DDE was being packaged to run for POTUS-34, his family home in Abilene was scoured clean of Jehovah's Witness paraphernalia, including the Interpretive Pyramid chart once cherished by his devout father.

On 01-Feb-1953, at the age of 63, DDE was publicly baptized into the Presbyterian faith, in part as a political response to unfavorable association with his mom's cult beliefs.


Comforting Chandra rules the career-directing, emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra = Karkata = defense, national boundaries, ethnic culture, transportation, shipping

Eisenhower served as a high-level defender of the Euro-American majority way of life, particularly the cultural (Chandra) values of pluralism, democratic governance, and participatory economic systems.

During a 30-year professional military career, DDE never fought a single day on the battlefield. He surveyed battlefields after the fighting was finished. He visited wounded soldiers in hospitals. He taught weaponry skills in Army training courses. But DDE never bore arms. Rather, he protected and defended from an elite academic (9) theoretical (9) perspective.

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership

7th-from-Chandra-12 = bhava-6 disagreement, ailment, military

Ailments of the lifepartner

Reportedly, Ike and Mamie did not agree on very much. The couple were ready to divorce on several occasions. Typical of spouse = bhava-6, Mamie suffered from numerous medical conditions including constitutional depression, hormonal imbalance, and inner-ear disease.

Reportedly, MDE rested several hours in bed daily, due to a heart condition blamed on a bout of rheumatic fever. Also, MDE's inner-ear imbalance was sometimes ascribed to Ménière’s disease, which causes vertigo. Observers often thought she was drunk, but MDE said it was this chronic internal balance issue which caused her frequent stumbling and falling. Generally, her health remained fragile despite her ability to meet hundreds of guests in a Whitehouse day.

Much of their shared adult life was spent separately due to DDE's diverse military postings. DDE's chronic dissatisfaction with the state of his marriage is indicated by Chandra-12 ++ Zukra-yuti-Ketu.

Ike obtained official signatures to secure a series of foreign military postings, most of which were deemed unsuitable for accompanying family. During his WW-2 Supreme Commander assignment, DDE was stationed June-1942 until Jun-1945 in a highly secure location in southern England. Although Mamie petitioned for a marital visit during those three years, DDE denied her permission. He was said to be conducting a private affair-du-coeur with his female driver during those dramatic, tumultuous years Yet due to Zukra-yuti-Ketu in 2nd-from-Chandra, there was no second marriage and his lover was disavowed (Ketu) in preparation for DDE's presidential candidacy.

Nevertheless, the couple shared a vision of DDE's ascent to ultimate executive power.

MDE's Guru-1 indicates her powerful identification with her husband. The wealthy socialite daughter of a meat-packing businessman, Mamie was dedicated to promoting Ike's career, and her enthusiastic large-scale social entertaining skills (her Chandra-Kumbha) proved key to DDE's continuous ascent through the military hierarchy.

After DDE turned 62, for the first time in decades, Ike and Mamie lived together consistently in the Whitehouse (albeit he traveled frequently) . Republican Party spin doctors framed them as "America's Grandparents". Heartwarming photos of the greying couple were promoted through the media. Yet,. away from the cameras, they spent a minimal amount of time together. With DDE immobilized by poor health following numerous strokes and heart-attacks, they retired to a rural Pennsylvania farm. He died nine years later. Mamie moved into a Washington D.C. retirement home for military wives where she resumed socializing

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

lagnesha for Vrischika radical lagna

Kuja = co-ruler of Vrischika

  • Mangala-Dhanuzya * vigorous development of humanistic worldview* thrust toward doctrinal expansion * proactive teaching-preaching * promotes philosophical globalism * champion of broad understanding * pursues patronage
  • 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

Mangala in bhava-2 rules 10th navamsha ++ 10-dazamamsha

  • 1-personality ** contains diplomatic, detached Zukra-yuti-Ketu
  • 6-war, remedies for war, conflict, incivility

Eisenhower enjoyed a 35-year military career (Kuja military). He served as a military officer in Washington D.C. and in army camps across the USA. He held posts in Panama, Philippines, England, and France. DDE specialized in policy making with its endless reporting cycle = nichha-Guru in bhava-3. He worked as a strategic planner during both WW-I and WW-II = Budha-Kanya * uttama.

Yet DDE was never a combat soldier. Eisenhower never bore arms even a single day in active combat. He graduated from the Army officer school West Point Academy in 1915. Until the 1940's, DDE continued to receive more and more specialized military trainings, making him a veritable fountain of military knowledge. DDE served as teaching faculty conferring military lineage traditions, a historian Mangala in bhava-2, strategist, and tactician.

DDE's continuing education, with military paid research and historical studies, gave Eisenhower a professor's level of theoretical interpretative skills and collegial committee governance experience. During WW-I, he remained stateside working as a staff trainer. By the standard promotional structure -- not by battlefield merit or acts of bravery -- DDE was assigned to more and more visible positions. Eventually, he was promoted to the rank of General Commander.

During WW-2, Allied troops were intimidated by the superior strength of Axis forces in Europe. Due to their V-2 rocket technology, it looked horribly certain that Axis would win. In these desperate times, DDE was considered to be the one man who could possibly undertake the extraordinarily detailed, tightly coordinated tactical and strategic planning that could be the key to overcome a powerful enemy. With zero combat experience, Eisenhower was named supreme commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe. He did visit the soldiers in the field, but was quickly whisked away from any active fighting.

It was a huge risk but there was no real alternative = DDE's navamsha Mula-Chandra supports the overall capacity for shock-and-slaughter characteristic of Visaka radical lagna. Until the stunning and largely unexpected success of D-Day in 1944, even Eisenhower did not believe that his elaborate orchestrations could work.

Compare to other Visaka figures engaged in large-scale horreur:

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-11 * narrative of economy * describes ecological gridwork * calculates profits * reports on revenues * describes distributive networks * talks about social participation * sibling-type friendships * conversations about voluntary connections * announces achievements * delivers interlinking instructions * discussion in large assemblies * defines the webworks of community
  • 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-uttama-11 rules 8-11.

Supreme Commander Eisenhower never fought even one day in combat. DDE was an expert strategic and tactical planner, administrator, report-writer, and manager par excellence.

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

  • Guru-Makara - Draco * nichha * understands social structure * numerous law-makers * class-conscious convictions * conventional doctrine * believes in common sense * pragmatic guidance * philosophical realism * diverse social responsibilities * materialistic worldview * faith in hierarchies * preaches about wise governance * widens the scope of bureaucracy
  • Guru in bhava-3 * many messages * extensive commerce * many photographs * numerous publications * diverse collaborators * multiple transactions * many tours * frequent business trips * many sales * numerous discussions * much detailed interaction * extensive planning operations * variety of ensemble performances * evangelistic growth * so many meetings * patron of communications technologies * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be a businessman-writer


Guru-Makara - Draco * nichha rules 6th-from-Chandra emotional stress

Guru rules Ike's Visaka radical lagna

Guru-3 nichha rules 2-5

24-Sep-1955 massive heart-attack (myocardial infarction) suffered while visiting his mother-in-law. Requires a long healing convalescence * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 5-heart + 2-saturation * Guru rules 6th-from-Chandra emotional stress

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Vrizchika * appreciation of penetrating discovery * likes mysteries * attracted to danger * aesthetic of exploration * pleased by covert power * prefers a healing partner * undisclosed arrangements * phoenix aesthetic of rejuvenation * beautifying rebirth * negotiates pleasantly in threatening conditions * seeks equity during sudden upheavals * balanced approach to emergencies * enjoys hidden assets * conducts secret diplomacy
  • 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-Ketu * sweetened surrender * gracious abandonment * attracts vacuous feminine-figures * appreciation for fair terms of dissolution * disoriented negotiations * unconcerned with conventional beauty * empty contracts * apathetic arrangements * impermanent agreements * prefers relationships with spiritual partners


Due to Zukra-yuti-Ketu-1, Dwight and Mamie spent more time apart during their marriage than they spent together. General Eisenhower pursued a peripatetic military career.

DDE's reputed three-year romance with driver and personal aid Lieutenant Kay Summersby was never formally acknowledged. She was considered to be a political liability, and DDE's campaign handlers assured that she remained invisible. (Ketu)

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

Shani rules Anuradha * Maitra lagna

  • 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 * disciplined genius * orderly games * regulated drama * resistance to romance * proletarian entertainments * restricted intelligence * slow, elderly politicians * restrained entitlement * obligatory ceremonies * scarcity of amusements
  • Shani in Bhava-10 (beneficial placement) * steady time-structured leadership responsibilities * must govern the old order * maintains dignified reputation * cautious, conventional leadership style * burdensome social-authority roles * chronic weighty executive duties * heavy decision-making portfolio * sustains the conventional hierarchies * oppressed by lack of freedom to choose social policies * resistance to new rules * intolerance toward unconventional leaders * leadership fatigue * elders maintain high ranking duties

Shani-10 career occupies the economically fruitful 11th-from-Chandra

Although Shani takes the long, slow road, He does obtain His goals.

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

  • Rahu-Urisha * uttama * shimmering illusion of storage * craving for preserved collections * unorthodox banking * over-reaching acquisitions * preposterous accumulations * mesmerizing treasure-hoards * fabulous inventories * exotic food stores * amazing ship-holds * fascinating warehouses * mask of historic conservatism * intriguing acts of barreling * exaggerated cooperage * extravagant containment * tantalizing libraries * marvelous hoards of valuables * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of accrued wealth * entrancing lineage knowledge * thrilling speech-song * excitement of pricing * seeks privilege via value-keeper roles
  • Rahu in bhava-7 * passion for partnership * in swabhava of Suave Zukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks opportunistic arrangements * expedient use of the law-courts * amplified bargains * extraordinary relationships * extravagant promises * outsider who cleverly insinuates into pairing roles * desires important brokerage * unorthodox negotiations * fascinating match-making * thrilling unions * non-standard pacts * attorneys find loop-holes *irregular equity * exaggerated agreements * unusual exchange valuation * mirage of fairness * partnerships feature mixed race-class-creed-gender-age * may pose as the Perfect Partner * self-promoting deal-maker * mesmerizing diplomat * appears as a pleasant advocate * social mobility via instrumental alliances

Rahu in bhava-7 = powerful partnerships = occupies 10th-from-10th

Risk-rewarding Rahu's dispositor Zukra-1 rules 7-alliances + 12-distant lands. As Allied commander in WW-2 Europe, DDE formed alliances with many of the most powerful and most difficult (MacArthur) men of his day.

Risk-rewarding Rahu occupies the secretive, camouflaged 8th-from-Chandra. Eisenhower's most ambitious, over-reaching activities occurred in extremely dangerous diplomatic (7) environments.

Uttamsha-Rahu * Treasury

DDE died in 1969 with a net worth of 9-million-USD. In 1969 dollars, this was a substantial fortune to have been collected by the son of a mechanical engineer.

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

lagnesha * co-ruler of Vrischika radical lagna

  • Ketu-Vrizchika * uttama * detached Witness to hidden empowerments * weird discoveries * empty secrets * eccentric identity changes * dissolute penetrations * fearless toward catastrophic change * disregards terror * ignores restriction on initiations * uncertain rebirth * releases a red-black cloud of exploratory initiatives into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-1 * eccentric expression of the fleshly container * oddly unique identity * ambivalent toward kinetic movement * incoherent embodiment * other-defined chameleon * surrenders individual completeness * identity depends upon Important Others (Rahu-7) * liberation via abdication of birthrights
  • Ketu-yuti-Zukra * unsatisfied * unsustainable arrangements * invalid promises * broken bargains * dissolved contracts * beautiful injustice * sweetly unfulfilled vows * fragmented negotiations * nicely abandoned alliances * absence of equity * apathetic brokerage * peculiar music * distrust * pleasantly empty relationships * liberating release of vows * for husbandly nativities, may dissolve-or-disconnect the wifely-figures.

During WW-2, Ike was constantly negotiating, cooperating, and bargaining with the leaders of many warring countries. Similar to POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln , POTUS-34 Eisenhower looked tired but hopeful while representing the unthinkably brutal cost of a lasting peace

Ketu the Annihilator is exceptionally strong in Shad-Bala

As lagnesha * co-ruler of Vrischika, dissociative Ketu gains considerable strength in lagna.

DDE was faced with the increasingly powerful Axis forces, especially their secret weapons, during WW-II . Overwhelmingly, predictions from all sides expected the enemy to win. Eisenhower would have needed to contemplate deathly catastrophe and make his calculations for it. Ketu in 3rd-from-Budha = annihilation, thinking the unthinkable, the end of the free world.

Usually there is at least one match of each partner's Chandra to an important axis in their spouse's nativity.


POTUS-34 partner = 1952 until 1960 * Mamie Dowd Eisenhower * 1896-1979

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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

Mamie Eisenhower

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities


Bhaga * Falgun * Utthram

BPL commentary

For Uttaraphalguni births of a feminine 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.

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

Brilliantly dramatic

Uttara-phalguni women are famously confident and willful. Monarchic entitlement pairs with aristocratic service via noblesse oblige. While much depends upon the characteristics of sparkling nakshatrapathi Surya, the feminine Falgun is often found in bright environments of royalty, celebrity, theatre, creative arts, amusements, and games.

Uttaraphalguni ladies radiate a profound love for living creatures, both wild and domestic. On behalf of the animal kingdom and its denizens, the women of Aryaman may undertake political activism. As righteous (and self-righteous) human mistresses of the animal world, their political style may include fiery displays of romantic idealism. They may collect animals.

Simha - Leya pada-1 features charismatic centrality and stage presence, focused into the physical embodiment. Pada-1 must hold the center of attention, whether in celebrity politics, entertainment and fashion, dramatic acting, or all three.Typically, attracts an elder husband and many romances.

Kanya Pada 2-3-4 = equally dazzling, idealistic, smart, and flamboyant, but more focused upon expressing the genius of the imagination. Often a splendid dramatist and performing musician due to nakshatrapathi Surya. Typically one attracts a generous husband.

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

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 95

"A joyous healthy disposition yet quietly so.

  • She has a very soft pleasing voice,

  • bubbling over with fun and humor.

She is born to a family with social background

and loves to mingle with her friends in various social activities

  • Yet, she is not frivolous,

  • but beneath her joyous manner, rather serious minded.

She has fixed principles from which she will not deviate.

She prefers to choose her friends

  • from among the people who are artistically inclined and cultured.

She is efficient and adept at managing her home and her domestic life."


"America's Grandparents" * Dwight and Mamie in 1959

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari dasha timeline


Dwight and Mamie at Christmas

Guru Mahadasha * age birth until age 11.9

14-Nov-1896 Earth-birth in Boone, Iowa, USA * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 7-8

Feb-1905 until Apr-1907 Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha

Shani Mahadasha * age 11.9 until age 30.9

Oct-1915 first social encounter with West Point graduate, 2nd-lieutenant DDE * Shani-Zukra bhukti

01-Jul-1916 exchange marriage vows with Dwight D. Eisenhower (DDE age 25; MDE age 19) at her parents' home in Denver, Colorado * Shani-Zukra bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Makara-Karkata contact radical R-K

24-Sep-1917 celebrated the birth of child-1 "Ikky" * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 9th-from-Chandra-Kumbha

02-Jan-1921 tragic death of child-1 Ikky from scarlet fever * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 2nd-from-5th-from-Chandra-Kumbha

03-Aug-1922 celebrated the birth of child-2 * Shani-Rahu bhukti

Budha Mahadasha * age 30.9 until age 47.9

24-Jun-1942 DDE arrives in England to head the Allied Supreme Command. Will remain until June-1945, enforcing a three-year separation from Mamie. * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani rogesha divorce, disagreement, war

Ketu Mahadasha * age 47.9 until age 54.9

Mar-1934 until Mar-1937 Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha

02-Jun-1951 grieved decease of father John Sheldon Doud * Ketu-Budha chidradasha * Shani-yuti-Budha occupy 12th-from-Surya

Zukra Mahadasha * age 54.9 until age 74.9

04-Nov-1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower wins POTUS-34 election * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra karmesha

28-Sep-1960 grieved the decease of mother Elvira Carlson Doud * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

Jan-1964 until Dec-1966 Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha

Surya Mahadasha * age 67.5 until age 73.5

28-Mar-1969 (MDD age 72) grieved the decease of husband Dwight D. Eisenhower* Surya-Budha bhukti* Budha rules 8th-from-7th-from-Chandra-Kumbha

Chandra Mahadasha * age 72 until decease age 82

01-Nov-1979 (MDD age 82) dematerialization following a major stroke * Chandra-Rahu bhukti

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

POTUS-pair-34 Military Families 1896-1979 Mamie Doud Eisenhower * Chandra-1 * Chandra vidyapathi occupies bhava-1

in addition to constitutional depression, hormonal imbalance, and possible alcoholism, Mamie Eisenhower suffered the tragic death of her first-born son from epidemic disease when the boy was only a toddler.

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

lagnesha for Simha radical lagna

  • Surya-Vrizchika * Maricha * particle of light * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the penetrating transformative rashi of Mangala
  • Surya in bhava-4 * center of root routines * brightens the patriarchal folkways * intelligence for housing * focus on farming * smart gardens * dramatic transportation * ethnic entitlements * political parenting * stable confidence * attention on foundational infrastructure * eye on security * sparkling center of the patriotic-drama * father may be a schoolteacher-landowner-patriot


Dad = John Sheldon Doud.

Due to his suddenly acquired wealth from animal slaughtering and meat-packing (stockyards, 4) Surya-Vrizchika-Visaka slaughter, Dad retired age 36. Surya in bhava-4 retirement.

Dad's his surplus capital was channeled into a variety of profitable investments.

Surya lagnesha indicates that Mamie was identified with her dad, with entertainment, with politics, and with glamour. She grew up wealthy and liked parties, as did her parents (4).


Surya in bhava-4 * resides in 10th-from-Chandra = emotional affinity for high-visibility roles signifying motherhood, home-keeping, kitchens, farms, domestic identities

DDE's political handlers capitalized on the post-war craving for home routines, safety, national security, reliable environments, and family-based culture. As "America's Grandparents" (4, homestead) DDE and MDE filled that framed role to perfection. Mamie was famed for her iconic homeliness and the imagery of relatable, familiar daily life in the Whitehouse

Surya rules Mamie's Uttaraphalguni-Aryaman radical lagna.

Mamie's affluent parents gave many parties, and Mamie learned hosting skills from them. She played ragtime piano and sang, organized games, and wore pretty clothes. Throughout DDE's career, Mamie's natural ability to hold the center of attention brought favorable reviews from his military colleagues. At the Whitehouse, following the wartime social schedule of the reluctant and rather elitist Mrs. Truman, Mamie's egalitarian Chandra-Kumbha postwar reign was praised for its sparkling smiling music, card-games, and dancing events.

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

  • Chandra-Kumbha * comforted by pulsing network linkage
  • Chandra in Purvabhadra-Pegasus * soothed by expansive understanding * protectors of philosophical doctrine * preaches a broad perspective on human needs
  • Chandra in classroom-7 * comfortable with arrangements * familiar with bargaining * needs harmony * soothed by match-making * feels the pulse of deal-making * allied to the mother * accustomed to adjudication * habitual negotiator * rhythmic rebalancing * needs fair contracts * sheltered by a parenting partner * nourished by agreements * undulating equity

Chandra-7 rules 12

MDE endured a long list of health conditions, in including constitutional depression, hormonal imbalance, possible alcoholism, a chronic inner ear imbalance, and oft-noted expressions of jealousy.

In addition, her marriage partner was unsatisfied and frequently away. They discussed divorce but in expectation of his promotion to high visibility ranks were advised to forestall that career-killing decision.


Mom = Elvira Carlson Doud . was a housewife and mother. Mother and daughter had a long-lasting but somewhat fraught relationship. Mom survived until Mamie was 63 years old.

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership

7th-from-Chandra-7 = bhava-7 Simha.

Mamie often said that she belonged to a two-person career. She is famously quoted as saying "I have one career, and that is Dwight Eisenhower".

Mamie suffered numerous health issues (Chandra-rogesha-1). Dwight's marital life was complicated by his Zukra-yuti-Ketu which creates distancing and disorientation with women. Nevertheless, there are strong connections between the spouses, such asIke's Visaka lagna well-attuned to Mamie's Purvabhadra-Pegasus lagna, and his Chandra-Thula well-aligned with her Chandra-Kumbha. Despite decades of affairs and disappointments, the couple enjoyed an underlying friendship, and they avoided divorce. As a public pair, they emphasized shared career goals and the need for a harmonious facade in support of his career-pinnacle POTUS role.

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-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

Yogakaraka Mangala rules 4-foundations, cultural rhythms, ethnic basis ++ 9-doctrine, philosophy, beliefs

Yogakaraka Mangala occupies 11-economics, community, social-participation systems ++ * large groups, social networks, community connections

Chandra-Kumbha-7 = large-group events, Chandra trine to Mangala

In the glee of postwar affluence, and general relaxation after the prolonged stress of WW-2, Mamie's legendary big dance parties quickly became the social center of WDC.

Mamie's large-scale entertainments offered both showcase opportunities for USA musical talent and spin-doctor approved, American-branded, good clean fun (her Chandra-1).

On more intimate occasions when a smaller group would be gathered to mix socializing with politics and deal-making, Eisenhower's VPOTUS Richard Nixon played the piano and sang show-tunes.

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

  • Budha-Thula * articulation of contracts * equable discussions * balanced designs * commercial arrangements * explains procedure for fair agreements *  descriptive bargaining * skillful matching * accommodating conversations * messages about negotiation * programming for trade exchanges * manufactures harmonious patterns *  hands-arms-shoulders send equalizing 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-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


Budha = the money-maker for Simha nativities. * uttama-Shani-yuti-Budha-3 occupies 2nd-from-2nd. MDE was raised in significant wealth. DDE had acquired 9-million US in 1969 dollars, at the time of his decease.

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

  • Guru-Simha * many lights * big political displays * much drama * doctrine of divine right * expands the scope of unique personality * great splendor * multiple games * diverse theatrical performances * multiple celebrations * romantic permissiveness * self-reflexive worldview * abundant creativity * believes in special entitlements
  • Guru in bhava-1 * dig-bala * much vitality * philosophical personality * permission for unrestricted action * generous disposition * numerous identities * expands the scope of competition * many cheerful sporting activities * believes in birthright * expansive aura * extra height-or-girth * embodiment of tolerant cheer * a patron of personal benefit * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be an expander-philanthropist-benefactor

Guru occupies 1-personality, vitality, physical identity

Mamie was known for her generously endowed and sturdy comportment

Guru in bhava-1 * in a wifely nativity, indicates the wife-figure's profound identification (1) with the husband

Guru-Simha * may indicate husband in political career or avocation

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

  • Zukra-Dhanuzya * appreciation of humanistic belief * advocates for theory * attracted to teachers * agrees with priests * pleased by broad perspective * prefers inspiring partners * dogmatic arrangements * enjoys indoctrination * delighted by philosophy * aesthetic of shared worldview
  • Zukra-5 * seeks pleasure via refined gaming * enjoys center-stage beauty * creative feminine-figures * pleasing children * talented students * delights in financial speculation * political grace * aesthetic designs to adorn the heart * graceful solar plexus * dramatic relationships * sweet celebrity romance * delights in fine arts * appreciation of entitlements

Zukra-Mula-5 occupies the socially participatory, community-networking 11th-from-Chandra

rules 3-communications, sales, management

* Zukra occupies 5 parties

Mamie was a legendary entertainer who promoted the Two Person Career of their marriage alliance via piano-playing, song, card parties, and most of all her famed social dances. Zukra-Mula indicates her unique, but widely imitated, sense of 1950's middle-class fashion.

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


  • Shani-Thula * uttama * heavy old agreements * restricted leverage * mandatory bargaining * strict rules for making agreements * structural compression upon kidney-pancreas * rigidly regulated match-making * must form socially approved partnerships * must honor the lowest-common-denominator in deal-making * mandatory fairness * must normalize social justice * unyielding obligatory diplomacy * must advocate for equity * exchanges must be lawful * must continue conventional negotiations * scarce trading resources
  • Shani in Bhava-3 * steady time-structured dialogue * heavy responsibility for business * obstructionist younger siblings * disciplined writing * must message * obliged to explain * cautious instructions * orderly teamwork * tense interactions * communicative fatigue * chronic sadness * pessimistic mentality * pressure against free announcements * mental depression due to old, repeating thoughts * may limit the hearing * tight time management * regulated schedules * elders preserve know-nothing 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 6- disease, divorce, disagreement, military ++ 7-marriage, alliance, agreements, arrangements

+++ ailments, emotional toxicity, disagreements

Shani-Thula-3 occupies the elder-respecting, old-faith, strict philosophies, punitive, scarcity-preaching 9th-from-Chandra

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

  • Rahu-Makara - Draco * shimmering illusion of dignity * craving for social status * mirage of legitimate authority * mask of hierarchy * over-reaching acts of institutional leadership * fascinating ascent to respected position * unorthodox methods of social ordering * extraordinary claims to statutory jurisdiction * extravagant elitism * thrilling seniority * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of responsible governance * bossy pretense * seeks privilege via regulator-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-6 * (beneficial placement) passion for conflict-and-remedies * in swabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via unfair environments * glamorous ministries of service * unusual servants * exotic arguments * thrilling accusations * medications for miseries * fascinating injustices * outsider who cleverly insinuates into military-medical-ministry roles * craves disagreement * fascinating mistreatments * desires an important role in litigation * exciting injuries * opportunistic warfare * mesmerizing slaveries * marvelous assistance to the disadvantaged * seeks self-promotion via betrayal * may pose as a problem-solver * wears the mask of a laborer * appears as a helpful relative of the mother's people

Rahu occupies the emotionally invisible, sanctuary-seeking 12th-from-Chandra = emotional affinity for risky, fascinating, overreaching activity in enclosed, private environments

Rahu occupies 6th-from-7th. Fascinating, exotic adventures in distant lands may be adversarial to marriage

  • DDE lived away from MDE during numerous extended periods of military duty, often several years at a stretch. DDE famously did not permit MDE to visit him during his WW-2 Allied Supreme Commander years based in England, although the Army apparently was willing to provide her with protective security. General Eisenhower was said to be enjoying the company of his lady jeep driver, 2nd lieutenant Kay Summersby, during the 1942-1945 marital hiatus.

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

Shri Ketu the Annihilator, co-ruler of Vrischika lagna, gains exceptional strength when located within the lagna

  • Ketu-Karkata * calmly dissociates from foundational habits * surrenders material security * placidly empty shelters * disregards conventional caretaking * not limited by customary routines * ignores restriction on farming-and-fishing * abandons owned property * forgives the ancestors * releases a soothing pink cloud of  ancient rhythms into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-12 * (beneficial) * eccentric research * limitless imagination * scattered intuitive insights * ambivalent toward foreigners * peculiar paternal grandmother * blurs fantasy boundaries * unstructured meditations * passive isolation * foggy clairsentience * releases invisibility * dissolves privacy * abandons the veil between perceptual worlds * ignores imprisonment * unless other graha in 12, may prefer to live free from the father's parents
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all that is true, all that is noble,

all that is just and pure, all that is loveable and gracious,

whatever is excellent and admirable -

fill all your thoughts with these things."

~~ Epistle to the Philippians 4:8

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