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"Richard Nixon, age 15, holding his violin, circa 1927-1928. Richard Nixon learned to play the violin, clarinet, saxophone, piano, and the accordion. When he was 12, Richard was sent to live and study music with his mother's sister in central California. He returned home six months later and eventually discontinued his studies, but his love of music continued. " Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum



"I'm saying when the president does it, that means it's not illegal."

POTUS-37 [1968-1973]

VPOTUS with POTUS-34 Dwight D. Eisenhower [1952-1960]

US Congressmember from California [1947-1952]




college athlete

Richard Milhous Nixon

// Tricky Dick //

Earth-birth Thursday-09-Jan-1913

dematerialization 22-Apr-1994 [age 81]


POTUS-37-partner [1968-1973]

high-school teacher

retail saleswoman

administrative secretary

project manager

Pat Nixon

a.k.a. Thelma Catherine Ryan

a.k.a. // Plastic Pat //

Earth-birth Saturday-16-Mar-1912

dematerialization 22-Jun-1993 [age 81]

Nativity of Mrs. Pat Nixon


POTUS-37 [1968 until 1973][resigned, crook]

VPOTUS [1952-1960]

Richard Milhous Nixon


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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


Aśleṣās * Uraga * Azreshasha * Hydra * Aayilyam * Bhujamaghabha

BPL commentary

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

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

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

Call to Roots

Budha-ruled Aśleṣās are typically storytellers. They are protective, parentally concerned, emotionally responsive communicators. Intensely patriotic and often xenophobic, Naga-born harken to the old ways, the familiar rhythms, the folk stories which bind an ethno-cultural people to their roots. Aśleṣā have a particular genius for evoking ancestral guilt, ethnic narratives, and ancient resentments.

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

Bhujamaghabha speak the stories of a people in their land. It is the tale of a beginning in the watery mists, travel by ship, the struggle to farm and build, the cry for protection of a parental god, and finally the rooted possession of their place. Hydra-born are natural environmentalists who prefer conversations about parenthood, ritual worship and holidays, food and farms, schools, roads and housing, with an emphasis on ensuring continuity of culture. Depending upon the condition of parental Chandra, Aśleṣa fathers may bind their children closely.

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

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

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

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

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

"Outstanding characteristic of these people

  • is their rather unpleasant and unsociable disposition.

They are awkward and gauche in their manners

  • and are not quick to profit by their mistakes

  • because of their inability to adapt themselves to their surroundings

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

This attitude militates against success in life

  • and is a barrier to progress.

These people should live less introspectively

  • and learn to appreciate the good in other people.

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



After serving as VPOTUS for eight years with POTUS-34 Interstate Highways 1890-1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon campaigned with vigorous ideological speeches in the old stumping, handshaking style.

Despite his Good Old Party credentials, Nixon lost the Nov-1960 election to a charming young senator who knew about charisma, television cosmetics, and eye contact: POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy

Karmesha [Mūla] Mangala-6 drishti to Rahu-9 + drishti to Karkata indriya-lagna

QUOTE "Richard Nixon often adopted a stance of confrontation rather than of conciliation and compromise. In his ambition to push [Kuja] his agenda, he sought to consolidate power within the presidency and took the attitude that the executive branch was exempt from many of the checks and balances imposed by the Constitution. This attitude would later turn on him during the Watergate scandal."

Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha

Mangala Mahadasha * age birth until age 5.4

09-Jan-1913 Earth-birth in Yorba Linda, California, USA * Mangala-Guru bhukti

Rahu Mahadasha * age 5.4 until age 23.4

Dec-1931 until Mar-1934 Janma Sade-Sati Makara

07-Mar-1933 [RMN age 20] grieved the decease of elder brother via tuberculosis [RMN age 20] * Rahu-Surya bhukti

09-Jun-1934 [RMN age 21] earned BA diploma from Whittier College * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra lagnesha

Guru Mahadasha * age 23.4 until age 39.4

1937 [RMN age 24] JD earned from Duke Law School [RMN age 24] * Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru activates 9-doctrine

21-Jun-1940 [ RMN age 27] exchange vows of marriage 1-of-1 with secretary, saleswoman, instructor Pat Ryan Nixon * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani activates Kumbha Svamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Kanya-Meena contact radical R-K axis

Aug-1942 [RMN age 29] seeking advancement, Richard and Pat move to Washington DC, begins employment with the Office of Price Administration with POTUS-32 Fireside Chats 1882-1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt * Guru-Budha * Budha activates 3-administration

late 1942 [RMN age 29] dissatisfied with OPA, joins US-Navy in non-combat role as Aviation Ground Officer * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 12-distant lands

21-Feb-1946 [RMN age 33] celebrated the birth of child-1 [RMN age 33] Guru-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 5th-from-Chandra

Nov-1946 [RMN age 33] elected to US Congress after smearing his opponent as a Communist sympathizer * Guru-Shukra bhukti * Shukra-8 hidden forces activates 11-goals

1948-1950 leading figure in the Congressional trial accusing Alger Hiss of Communist treason. Nixon gains a polarizing national anti-Commie reputation; Hiss goes to prison. * Guru-Mangala * [Mūla] Mangala-6 = karmesha

Nov-1950 [RMN age 37] elected to USA Senate from California following a Communist innuendo smear-campaign against his opponent. Local newspaper dubs Nixon "Tricky Dick" * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha * Rahu-9 elections

Shani mahadasha * age 39.4 until age 58.4

23-Sep-1952 [RMN age 39] Checkers speech asking the public to confirm his character against accusations by his political enemies * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani activates 5-politics + 6-accusations

04-Nov-1952 [RMN age 39] elected VPOTUS with POTUS-34 Interstate Highways 1890-1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani governance * Shani activates 7-partnerships

24-Sep-1955 [RMN age 42] the massive heart-attack of POTUS-34 Interstate Highways 1890-1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower followed by a series of strokes and smaller cardiac infarctions. Despite VPOTUS being usually a nominal role, due to debilitated POTUS, Nixon of necessity assumes leadership in foreign policy * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha-6-Mula rules 3-reports, 12-distant lands.

04-Sep-1956 grieved decease of father * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha pitrimaraka rules 7th-from-Surya

summer-fall 1960 [RMN age 47] Nixon operatives ransack the offices of JFK's physicians, but JFK's files are under codename and the burglary fails * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra-8 hidden operations activates 11-goals

08-Nov-1960 [RMN age 47] bitter defeat #1 lost POTUS-35 election to his bitter rival POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy by a very narrow margin * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra-8 secret powers

08-Nov-1960 Transits = Rahu-gochara-Simha ++ Shani-gochara-Dhanus

moves family back to California

Feb-1961 until Jan-1964 Janma Sade-Sati Makara

Tue-06-Nov-1962 [RMN age 49] bitter defeat #2 = lost election for Gov-California * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya-6 ++ Janma Sade-Sati

1963 [RMN age 50] moves his family again, from California to New York City. Resumes legal career. * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Chandra lagnesha in 7-legal practice

30-Sep-1967 [RMN age 54] grieved the decease of mother * Shani-Rahu bhukti

05-Nov-1968 [RMN age 55] elected POTUS-37 * Shani-Rahu bhukti

Budha Mahadasha * age 58.4 until age 75.4

02-May-1972 [RMN age 59] decease of protector-of-secrets J. Edgar Hoover * Budha-Budha svabhukti * Budha activates 2nd-from-11th = decease of friend

17-Jun-1972 [RMN age 59] Nixon authorized the Watergate Burglary of Democratic offices * Budha-Budha svabhukti * Budha activates 12-enclosures, paranoia

07-Nov-1972 [RMN age 59] re-elected POTUS-37 landslide victory * Budha-Budha svabhukti * Budha-Mula gives effects of Kuja-Mula karmesha

Oct 1973 [RMN age 60] Spiro Agnew VPOTUS convicted of felony bribery, burglary, and money-laundering * Budha-Budha svabhukti * Budha-6 criminal cohort, but [Vimala Yoga] protects Nixon

24-Jul-1974 [RMN age 61] Supreme Court rules that Nixon's 1200 secret tapes must be released * Budha-Ketu bhukti * Ketu unlock, release

09-August-1974 [RMN age 61] Resignation in order to avoid impending Impeachment. Nixon is discovered to owe half-million dollars in unpaid taxes, + to have participated in a felony burglary, + to have approved a thwarting of the Law. Viparita Raja yoga Vimala prevents his imprisonment, but Nixon is forever barred from holding public roles * Budha-Ketu bhukti * Ketu surrender

08-Sep-1974 [RMN age 61] is pardoned by his close friend POTUS-38 Time to Heal Gerald R. Ford. Thus Nixon narrowly avoided [Vimala Stainless] a criminal conviction leading to federal prison * Budha-Ketu bhukti * Ketu dissolution, forgiveness of sins

1977 [RMN age 64] almost broke, RMN agrees to be paid a large sum [USD 600K, substantial money at the time] in exchange for a series of interviews by British television journalist David Frost. However, Nixon is widely disbelieved [Ketu-3 = incoherent image on television] His reputation is not rehabilitated * Budha-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 11-income, Shukra-8 secrets parivartamsha Shani-11 revenue + Shukra activates Ketu-3 incoherence

1978 [RMN age 65] published best-selling RMN Memoires * Budha-Surya bhukti * Surya activates 2-stories

Ketu Mahadasha * age 75.4 until decease age 81

22-Jun-1993 [RMN age 80] grieved decease of wife POTUS-pair-37 Watergate 1912-1993 Pat Ryan Nixon * Ketu-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 2nd-from-7 + Shani activates 12th-from-Shukra

22-Apr-1994 [RMN age 81] body dematerialization and cremation * Ketu-Budha chidra-dasha * Budha provides effect of maraka Surya-activates-2


2017 In what would have been RMN's 105th year, nearly 23 years after his death, Nixon's long-suspected, but never successfully exposed, career-long interdependent association with Mafia organized crime [6] was finally documented and published.

According to researchers, Nixon's role in hiring the snipers who performed the assassination of POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy may emerge more clearly * 2017 Surya-Guru bhukti * Guru-[Mūla] 6 crime

frustration, jealousy, and resentment against unfair bullies

POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon was known for his confrontational persistence in the face of obstacles that seemed to him to be intentionally blocking his progress toward the top of the mountain.

He expressed frustration, jealousy, and resentment that those with more treasure, more privilege, and better family connections seemed to have better results than himself . Budha-6 conversation about jealousy.

By tenacious persistence and eradicating certain enemies, Nixon did reach the top POTUS-37 But sadly at the onset of Budha-Budha svabhukti his shielding friend J. Edgar Hoover died, and Budha-6-Mula greatly expanded his paranoia. J. Edgar Hoover had been protecting everyone who was implicated in the Kennedy Assassination, including Nixon.

Distinctive features of the Nativity


pitri-karaka [father] jyoti-karaka [light]

[conserving-acquiring dhana-pati for Karkata indriya lagna]

[bright center of war doctrine]

[confident exponent of theories of exploitation]

[principled entitlement to ministry]

[political focus on ideological imbalance]



[Surya-yuti-Kuja ]



  • [Surya-Dhanus] Aditya * the unsplit, undivided * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the preaching-teaching philosophical rashi of Brihaspati
  • [Surya in bhava-6] center of sparkling service * brightly conflicted * focus on imbalance * eye on exploitation * charming social worker * poverty entitlements * shines light into broken promises * confident litigation * self-righteous accusations * politics of pollution * intelligence for medicine * smart crimes * dramatizes suffering * gambles with addictions * central roles in conflict zones * bright center of war * father may serve in medicine-military-ministry * or father may be sick-addicted-abusive-poor
  • [Surya-yuti-Kuja] confidently progressive * bright warrior * moves in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent brother-figures * self-reflexive political pursuits * champion of brilliant ideals * competitive father-figure * entitled to conquer * focused on winning * radiantly pioneering
  • [Surya-yuti-Budha] confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * gestures conduct the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama * skillful game-player * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals * narrative of power-politics * recites love poems * describes divine romance
  • [Surya-yuti-Guru] confidently expansive in drama * generous in games * smart children * multiple father-figures * brightly self-referential teachers * charitably manifests the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent doctrine * entitled to philosophize * inclusively idealistic in romance


Surya occupies 10th navamsha

[Surya in bhava-6] rules the emotionally volatile, identity-transforming 8th-from-Chandra

  • a plethora of graha in 6, including the disregard-for-consequences[Mūla] group = Kuja-Budha-Guru.
  • Professor Surya occupies musical Pūrvāṣāḍhā

[Surya-Dhanus] rules 2-tradition, legacy, values

Although trained by law school to be an attorney, Dick Nixon considered himself to be an accomplished historian. Further, he was obsessed with his own legacy [2] and strove to defend the historical record of his accomplishments.

As RM descended into paranoia, self-references to the grandeur of his presidential legacy became more frequent. He wrote several self-reflexive political history books that were panned by academic historians. Nixon's governance policies and campaign rhetoric relied on the conservative [2] rhetoric.


Nixon's public relation spinners promoted an image of his father as a simple green-grocer who provided fresh vegetables and other food supplies to the local neighborhood.

Surya's environment in Dhanus-6 shows that Dad's life was much more complex. It is possible, although not a matter of public record, that his father may have been involved in certain unsavory financial activities due to Surya in bhava-6 rules 2-finaance + Surya yuti 3 [Mūla] graha.

Chandra-7-lagnesha = Nixon was deeply attached to his protective mother. But in all of his political blustering, despite Surya + Mangala + Budha + Guru showing that his dad had a huge influence on him, adult Nixon had little to say about his male parent.

Angry dad

According to his biographers, young Richard Nixon was bullied by a deeply conflicted father. Dad did a doctrinal conversion into Quaker faith when he married Nixon's Quaker mother. But Rahu in bhava-9 suggests that dad [like his son] used the Quaker credenda expediently. Dad showed both anger and distancing to intimidate his son. Nixon later gained a reputation as a confrontational personality who assumed that others were trying to hurt him.


Nixon played several musical instruments proficiently. He had a surprisingly strong interest in musical theatre, due to Shukra-ruled Pūrvāṣāḍhā Surya but also due to his Shani parivartamsha Shukra. Purvaphalguni-Chandra-Simha-navamsha is also a performer. Richard and Pat met in a musical theatre production, where she saw his "fun side".

Four humanistic, globalist, philosophical graha in Dhanunzya-6 = Surya + Budha + Kuja + Guru

The Dhanus complex is dominated by Ketu-ruled-Mula, and Ketu-3 indicates mental health. However, [Mūla] Kuja is a strong karmesha and [Mūla] Guru is a brilliant political humanist.

Paranoid behavior began to emerge at onset of [Mūla] Budha Mahadasha. POTUS Nixon confused the observing world by committing a documented series of paranoia-driven felony crimes at the highest level of public trust.

At the same time, he was vigorously promoting advanced global diplomacy that melted decades of non-cooperation with eastern governments and effectively opened USA markets to the China Trade.

Grievance narrative [6]

Nixon recounted a childhood that was plagued by overwork and unfair competition from others who had more privilege, more resources, and better life foundations.

As an adult, POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon defined himself as a rough West-Coast outsider who was barred from the easy path to political ascension enjoyed by the "white-shoe" East-Coast establishment. Yet, RMN held a law degree from Duke, a prestige East-coast institution, and he practiced with New York City elite attorneys. Typical of Mula, Nixon reported an interpretive Ketu-disconnect between the reality and the story.


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Karkata indriya lagna]


[Dhaniṣṭha-1] [navamsha Chandra-Simha] intuitively sensitive politics drama romance

  • [Chandra-Makara-Draco] comforted by hierarchy * sensitive to class-status * needs ritual ordering
  • [Chandra in Dhaniṣṭha-Delphinus] soothed by forceful climbing * protectors of structured competition * pursues routines of systematic dominance
  • [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 * calmed by customary arrangements * rhythmic rebalancing * needs fair contracts * sheltered by a parenting partner * nourished by agreements * undulating equity * mother may be a match-maker, attorney, advocate, judge


Comfort-seeking Chandra-7 attracts a caretaker wife

Karkata kalpasthana intakes drishti from Rahu + Shani + Mangala + Chandra

A complex personality capable of

  • responsible leadership [Shani],
  • patriotism and self-pity [Chandra]
  • blustering exaggeration to the point of dishonesty [Rahu the Over-Reacher]
  • conflict-driven aggressions to the point of crime [Kuja unbalanced in 6).

intensely jealous * fiercely ambitious * dedicated to Mother * musically gifted * loyal in marriage

7 = negotiations, contracts, diplomacy, agreement, balance of mutual interests.

Lagnesha Chandra-7 = lawyer = identified with 7-ish public roles such as negotiator, diplomat, go-between, contract manager, public governance official.


Nixon's mother was profoundly dedicated to the nursing care of two of her fatally sick sons. Shani in 5th-from-Chandra shows the mother's dutiful efforts toward her children. Yet even though she abandoned him for several years of his childhood while focusing upon an ill sibling [who died] he never stopped praising his sainted mother .

Typical of Chandra-7, Nixon remained deeply attached to his mother throughout his life.

  • Nixon sanctified his mother's life to the point of hagiography, using anecdotes about her maternal virtues in most of his political speeches, presumably as a form of self-validation. Chandra lagnesha

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations * 7th-from-Chandra-7

[7th-from-Chandra-7] = usually a predominantly caretaking marriage, wherein the emotional focus of the union is one's own personality, physique, and social identity.

The mate is often a do-it-all person who undertakes the native's well-being as a lifetime project.

  • Dick Nixon famously met his life partner POTUS-pair-37 Watergate 1912-1993 Pat Ryan Nixon during a community theatre production. According to the story, Pat sang the audition role = her vidya-pati-Guru-1 ++ [Chandra-yuti-Shukra] .
  • Richard was immediately smitten by her confidence [Her Surya-5 takes drishti incoming from Guru-1). Pat was a capable, confident woman. 4
  • Unlike Richard, she was not shy. She had already performed credible roles as teacher, farmhand, retail clerk, and housemother for her own father and brothers.
  • The future Mrs. Nixon However, was more cautious about the slightly obsessive attorney Dick, and she continued to date other men until his political career began to look like an opportunity that she could share.

Chandra activates 7th-from-Chandra signifying the importance of marriage as a foundation of the identity. Published after his death, Richard Nixon's love letters to Pat show that he was deeply needy and emotionally attached to his wife.

Typical of Karkata nativities who often prefer an elder spouse, Pat was born in 1912 while Richard was born in 1913.

Caretaking spouse

POTUS-pair-37 Watergate 1912-1993 Pat Ryan Nixon and her siblings were required by her parents to be farm workers throughout their childhoods. As her parents became ill,. Pat took care of everyone including nursing her dying mom. After her mom died her age 13, Pat cared for her surviving dad and brothers. When her dad died, her age 17, she started working in secretarial roles where she took care of the business.

Wife-seeking Richard Nixon detected her caretaker powers. He needed a woman who was sheltering, nourishing, and protective, but also organized and businesslike with secret-keeping capability = Shukra-Kumbha-8 parivartamsha fundraising, obligatory networking-Shani-11.

He knew that Pat had the right stuff. When Nixon the suitor found Pat, he persisted until she accepted his offer of marriage.

As the story goes, young adult Pat insisted on her right to date other men. But Dick would not release [Aśleṣa] his claim upon her attentions. In order to remain in her life, deeply needy Nixon would drive her to meetings with other men.

May observers of their quizzical marriage opined that Pat Nixon counterbalanced Richard Nixon's aggrieved and accusing self-pity with her steady, maternal presence. Overall her identity was reflexively identified with her husband [Her lagensha Budha-7), and their Karkata-Meena emotional affinity gave comfort to both.

The Nixons shared a two-person career. She was his primary counselor above all others. Commentators have remarked that in the early decades of their marriage, Richard listened carefully to Pat's advice [Chandra-7 advisors). Until they arrived at what seemed to be the pinnacle of their joint career -- the POTUS years beginning in [Mūla] Budha-svabhukti -- Pat worked diligently to support and protect [Chandra] her husband, travelling constantly with Richard during campaign season. She is said to have felt that he was vulnerable to negative influences, and she stationed herself as a bodyguard against people who did not like him [of whom there were many).

[Chandra-Makara-Draco] -7 Socially conservative, culturally comforting Public Image of the Lifepartner

Modest, Maternal Wife

For decades, Anuradha Plastic Pat [Hasta Svamsha] exemplified the modest but stylish mid-century feminine profile that came to be known as California Republican Style. Although PRN had earned a college diploma and boasted a work history in teaching business skills and in retail sales, PRNs identity on the campaign trail focused into the "adoring gaze" of the Anuradha political wife. PRN appeared to be the ideal 100% dedicated, always-nourishing, Republican wife-and-mother.

[Rahu in bhava-9] passion for preaching * in svabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous guidance * thrilling theory * dazzling dharma * outsider who cleverly insinuates into patriarchal roles * seeks importance via sacred teachings * fantastic philosophy * compulsive catechesis * zealous proselytism * intriguing ideology * ambitious father-figures * extraordinary professors * barrier-breaching guru-figures * culturally-mixed worldview * poseur of high catechism * shimmering illusion of sangha * fabulous faith community * surreptitious appropriation of priesthood * may appear as a wisdom-purveyor * smoky specter of principled understanding * extravagant globalism * trespasses cultural boundaries of patronage * fabulous fatherhood * opportunistic third marriage [if any] social mobility via paradigms of belief

Too Much [Mūla] 6

Nixon struggled to appear relaxed and comfortable in his own skin, but internally he was dogged by a lifelong narrative of intense jealousy and victimization [being eaten] .

Despite his Chandra-7 balancing intuition, Nixon was said by his work associates, even from earliest days, to have been socially maladjusted and awkward in public. The aggrieved cluster of [Mūla] in-6 contributed to his reputation for being sneaky and added to his tendency to seem disconnected [Ketu] and off-balance.

[Mūla-3 mūlatrikoṇa]] GURU



[Vimala Yoga]

[busy-commercial vikrama-pati for Karkata indriya lagna]

[retreating-contemplative vyaya-pati for Karkata indriya lagna]



POTUS-37 partner [1968 until 1974]

sales clerk

business secretary

high-school instructor

Mrs. Pat Nixon


birth data from

tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativity

Anuradha * Maitra

BPL commentary

For Anuradha births of a feminine valence, the influence of rigid, chronological, lawful, enduring strictly structural sober serious systematic Shani may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Shani-ruled paradigm of Maitra, 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.

Instruction from the guardians of the civilizations of Gisgan-gusura. Their purpose is to impose safety in dangerous conditions via threat-containment and damage-control.

Hazard Regulation

Shani -ruled Maitra ladies benefit from the mutually supportive alliance between nakshatra-pati Shani and kalatra-karaka Shukra, and their energetic response to dangerous challenges is a gift from their Kuja lagnesha.

Anizham specialize in emergency repair of damaged relationships and arbitration of angry disputes. Aniruddha-born are known for safe handling of secret threats. This talent often places Anuradha women into high-stakes roles, such as political advisor or executive manager to a more combustible partner.

Professionally, Aniruddha women thrive where their ability to graciously impose lawful compliance in volatile circumstances is rewarded and respected. They often take elite positions in government regulatory agencies, in emergency medical professions, in law firms, and in the safety and insurance industries.

Themes of damage-control, risk mitigation, and orderly response to dangerous conditions may contextualize Anuradha's terrestrial experience.. Also applied to Chandra in Anuradha-Maitra

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. [1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 98

"A gay and fun-loving type, clever and witty.

She will always be surrounded by an admiring circle of friends

  • and her popularity will cause envy and malice

  • among those who are not included in this circle.

Her married and domestic life

  • will be very happy.

She will be devoted to her family and faithful to her husband,

unless the Seventh House of the Life Chart is badly afflicted.

  • In which case, although she loves her husband, some misunderstanding will result in a divorce ."


Thelma Catherine Ryan in 1929, her senior high school portrait [age 17)


Mrs. Pat Nixon in 1942 [age 30] taken in San Francisco while her husband was on overseas Navy deployment


Dick and Pat in the 1950's


Dick and Pat Nixon in 1960

Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha

born 5 months before

born 9 months before

Rahu Mahadasha * age birth until age 10.8

16-Mar-1912 Earth-birth in Ely, Nevada, USA * Rahu-Ketu bhukti

Guru Mahadasha * age 10.8 until age 26.8

18-Jan-1926 [PRN age 13] grieved the decease of mother Katherine Halberstadt * Guru-Ketu bhukti

1929 [PRN age 17] grieved decease of father * Guru-Surya bhukti * Surya activates 2nd-from-9th

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

Shani Mahadasha age 26.8 until age 45.8

1935-1936 [PRN age 23-24] worked as a high-school skills teacher. * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani activates 3-skills training

21-Jun-1940 [PRN age 28] exchanged the vows of marriage-1-of-1 with Richard Nixon * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha activates Kanya Svamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Kanya-Meena

21-Feb-1946 [PRN age 34] celebrated the birth of child-1 * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 9-children

1952 [PRN age 40] Dick Nixon begins VPOTUS term 1952-1960 * with POTUS-34 Dwight D. Eisenhower * Shani-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 5-politics

Budha Mahadasha * age 45.8 until age 62.8

08-Nov-1960 [PRN age 48] Dick Nixon campaigned for election to POTUS-35 [but lost the contest] Budha-Surya bhukti * Surya-5 karmesha

Nov-1962 [PRN age 50] Dick Nixon campaigned for election to Gov-California [but lost the contest] Budha-Mangala bhukti * Kuja activates 6-animosity, broken promises, conflict ++ Sade-Sati

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

Nov-1968 [PRN age 56] RMN elected POTUS-37 * Budha Shani chidra-dasha [nīcha] Shani-yuti-Rahu Mesha * Shani gives effect of Rahu-6

Ketu Mahadasha * age 62.8 until age 69.8

07-Nov-1972 [PRN age 60] RMN re-elected POTUS-37 in a landslide victory * Ketu-Surya bhukti * Surya-5 karmesha

1973 [PRN age 61] catastrophic Watergate Scandal begins to unfold * Ketu-Mangala bhukti * Kuja activates 6-crime, distrust

09-Aug-1974 [PRN age 62] RMN resignation in disgrace, pending Impeachment for tax evasion and criminal burglary. * Ketu-Rahu bhukti

1976 [PRN age 64] brain hemorrhage stroke * Ketu-Shani bhukti * [nīcha] Shani-6 brain, blood

Shani Ashtamsha via Kanya Nov-1979 until Oct-1982

Shukra Mahadasha * age 65.9 until decease age 81

1983 [PRN age 71] another incapacitating stress stroke * Shukra-Chandra bhukti [Shukra-yuti-Chandra] shukra maraka

1992 [PRN age 80] diagnosed terminal lung cancer, following a lifetime of chain smoking cigarettes * Shukra-Shani bhukti [Shani-yuti-Rahu] shani gives effect of Rahu

Mar-1993 until Jun-1995 Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha * via bhava-4 end-of-things, terminus

22-Jun-1993 [PRN age 81] body dematerialization via lung cancer * Shukra-Shani bhukti [Shani-yuti-Rahu] shani gives effect of Rahu ++ Sade-Sati


Pat Nixon campaigning for her husband in the early 1970's

Distinctive features of the nativity


pitri-karaka [father] jyoti-karaka [light]


[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[reputation for theatical-political intelligence]

[bright center of intuitive guidance]

[clairsentient understanding of dramatic display]

[celebrated entitlement to imaginative speculations]

[political focus on visionary leadership]




  • [Surya-Meena] Bhaskara * the illuminator * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the expansively visionary rashi of Brihaspati
  • [Surya in bhava-5] [* center of sparkling entitlements * poetic romance * literary-artistic intelligence * splendid speculations * radiates brightly political celebrity * focus on glamour * genius for dramatic entertainments * eye on smart gambling * brilliant in games * bright center of creative performance * father may be a dramatist-speculator-politician
  • [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 involved in mining, farming, and various other speculative ventures. Surya in bhava-5 = 3rd-from-3rd commerce * 5 = speculation. [Surya-yuti-Budha] nichha + combust = tends to replace Budha's natural logic with Meena's inspirational hope.

Dharmesha-Chandra occupies 4 = farming, mining. Most of dad's gambles eventually flopped, and the family experienced straitened circumstances. Yet PRN obtained a strong education for a woman of her day, and she earned her own money [Budha activates 11).

Somana-yuti-Shukra in bhava-4 suggests that PRN had an affectionate attachment to her parents, especially to her mom [Chandra]. Dad struggled in business. He endured numerous failed mining ventures, dangerous work, numerous accidents, and sickness.

pitrikaraka Surya resides in 2nd-from-Chandra suggests that her parents did not see eye-to-eye on most topics, and Mom was somewhat invisible to Dad.

Nevertheless, PRN spoke well of her dad's quest for opportunity. PRN continued dad's identity [Martanda] with her adult life in elections gambling, showmanship, and personal independence. Surya in bhava-5


Surya in bhava-5 = karmesha.

PRN was primarily recognized for her political work. To Surya's political definition, [Surya-yuti-Budha] adds Budha's elements of 8-sudden changes + 11-economic gain,

Powerful drishti into karma-sthana-10 from Shukra + Chandra + Mangala + Shukra == high public visibility, iconic roles, intense bright-lights attention


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]



[philosophical-doctrinal dharmesha for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

[10th-from-Chandra = discovering Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

[comforted by stable habitual friendship networks]

[culturally sensitive to fixed marketplace systems]

[needs regulated pulse of lawful associations]

[protector of the reliable old fayres and mela gatherings]

[emotionally aligned to massive local assemblies]

[environmentalist feelings attuned to atmospheric electric deva]

[anchoring mother may be schoolteacher-householder-local socialite]


[Sadachbia-3] = [navamsha Chandra-Kumbha] intuitively populist

[vargottamsha] super-pada for ethno-cultural populist sensibilities


  • [Chandra-Kumbha] comforted by networks * sensitive to connectivity * needs community
  • [Chandra in Sadachbia-Varuna] calmed by mixed networks * protectors of universal mingling * soothed by risky marketplaces * needs to make expedient social connections
  • [Chandra in classroom-4] comfort in familiar routines * calmed by caretaking * seeks continuous oscillating motion * sensitive to ethnic folkways * contented by recurrent rituals * soothed by customary habits * tranquilized by rhythmic waves * needs pulsation * nurtured by gardening * follows local pathways * feels rooted into the land * settled into home-keeping * undulating patriotism * mother may be a farmer, fisher, builder, schoolteacher, border-defender
  • [Somana-yuti-Shukra] Emotionally indulgent * comforted by balanced arrangements * nourished by sensual pleasures * sensitive to feminine folks * needs to negotiate * luxury-loving mother * seeks shelter in alliances * preference for owned-stewarded properties * soothed by beauty * feels like a partner


Mom = Katherine Halberstadt was a homemaker, caretaker, housekeeper, and farmer = Chandra in classroom-4.

Somana-yuti-Shukra suggests that mom liked nice things [Shukra] PRN too would have cherished domestic pleasures and enjoyed the several luxurious homes that her two-person career eventually funded.

Typically, Chandra-Kumbha in any bhava indicates a problematic situation for the mother's health: because Chandra activates 6th-from-Chandra. Also, Shani-bandesha occupies bhava-6 with Rahu, suggesting a more severe condition of scarcity [Shani], posturing, over-reaching [Rahu], impecunity and illness [6] in the home.

Ketu-12 resides in 9th-from-Chandra, suggesting the complete absence of the mother's father

Another contributor to two frequently sick parents = Chandra-Kumbha itself, which always activates 6th-from-Chandra. PRN cared for her cancer-stricken mother until mom died when young PRN was age-12. Typical of a woman born with Chandra-4, PRN naturally assumed homekeeping duties, including running the household for her widowed father and two younger brothers. When she was 17, PRN's dad died, leaving her with substantial caretaking duties paired with little emotional or financial support

Thus PRN demonstrated precisely the caretaking capabilities [also PRN Hasta Svamsha] which matched RMN's Chandra-7 need for a caretaker wife. Indeed, both Shani and Rahu flourish in rogasthana. It could be said of the [nīcha] Shani + Rahu-6 when the going gets tough, the tough get going. As an adult mother and supporter of a needy husband, PRN benefited by the mitigating and stabilizing [Chandra-4] skills she learned during her pre-adult years.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


  • marriage-1 = bhava-10 = high visibility partner, executive or governance authority
  • Simha politics, drama, entertainment, center-stage roles
  • Surya activates 10 suggesting lifepartner may be politician, speculator, games-player, or dramatist

Also [Surya-yuti-Budha] where Budha activates 8 + 11 indicates propensity toward secrecy in the husband's behavior. RMN had been engaged in illegal records searches since law school. During the 1960 POTUS campaign [which he lost] RMN authorized a break-in to the psychiatrist office of his opponent JFK. [Luckily, the wise doctor had intentionally mislabeled his files.] Ultimately RMN was convicted of criminal burglaries and tax evasion. PRN's Budha-Meena may have clouded her precise knowledge of Tricky Dick's antics, but secretive behavior is part of her husband-profile due to randhresha Budha.

Marriage and public life overall

  • Pat's Shukra-drishti into bhava-10 adds more harmony to public roles, easing the typical stress of high responsibility jobs.
  • atmakaraka lagnesha Kuja drishti into 10, 1, and 2 may have added some early sexual enthusiasm.
  • Rahu drishti into 10-12-2 would have added fascinating and dramatic qualities to the husband, which may have helped to maintain their connection.

Husband has Chandra-7 suggesting RMN need for his spouse to function primarily as his caretaker-parent, and predisposition toward non-sexual but affectionate marital arrangements.

Pat the Protector

Somana-yuti-Shukra-4 = well placed for protective sheltering. Mangala-7 = forcefully defensive.

  • According to her biographers, Pat felt that her husband Richard was vulnerable to unsavory influence. She served as a parental protector shielding him, sometimes proactively, from people she perceived to be trying to exploit his weaknesses, predate upon him, or be wielding some negative force.


bhratru-karaka [brother] virya-karaka [virile]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha co-ruler of Vṛścika indriya- lagna]


[Atmakaraka direct action, invasion, investigation, penetration, breakage, emergence, competition, championship, contest, challenger, pioneer]

  • [Mangala-Urisha] vigorous pursuit of heritage collections * proactive in acquisition * pro-actively conserves the hoard *pushes the herd * competes for banked treasuries * sound engineering * actively preserves food * promotes color value * dynamic arts of speech-song * innovative conservation * pioneering libraries * champion of historic knowledge
  • [Mangala in bhava-7] drive toward bargaining * pursuit of agreement * impatient with stagnant arrangements * invasive negotiation * diplomatic dynamics * energized contracts * innovative conquests * pushes toward liaison * invigorates alliances


Mangala in bhava-7 resides in the home-and-household 4th-from-Chandra, proving frequent house-shift and some competitive disagreement between the parents

[Mangala-Urisha] -7 -7 drishti energizes 10-public career + 1-personality + 2 assets, speech, knowledge


jamayah-karaka [sibling] sandeza-karaka [message] zisya-karaka [student]


[mysterious-revealing randhresha for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[friendly-economic vriddhi-pati for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]


[Revati-1] [navamsha Budha-Dhanus] inspirational signaling-discussing


  • [Budha-Meena] * intuitive communications * articulation of private spiritual guidance * imaginative pronouncements * explains the astral patterns * abstract conversations * symbolic information * foggy thinking * psychic instructions * meditative messages * describes visionary procedures * fuzzy logic * hands-arms-shoulders send dreamlike gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-5] narrative of splendid signaling * discusses entitlements * self-referential conversations * describer of divine intelligence * explainer of romance * delivers political instructions * writes poetry * proclaims love * defines creative literature * plays games * discusses fame * lectures about idealism * debates with royalty * chats with children * publishes unique opinions * articulator of artistic performance * declaims with radiant confidence
  • [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


Busy manager Budha activates Kanya Svamsha

ashtangata [Budha in bhava-5] [nīcha] rules 8 = secrets, classified information + 11-goals, achievements, profitability, friendships

Budha-Meena [nīcha] suggests a weakened accuracy of rational judgment due to a Meena-dreamy preference for imaginative perceptions. Fantasy Meena overcomes Fact Budha. Budha sends a communicative, explanatory, sibling-patterned drishti to bhava-11 friendship, rallies, large groups, providing an outreaching, social-networking, conversational quality to her behavior that was considered a political asset.

[Budha in bhava-5] -Revati loves to sing and dance.

Dick met Pat in a community theatre production when she sang her role and won the part. As a married couple, both Dick and Pat loved to go out dancing with friends such as Gerald R. Ford ++ POTUS-pair-38 Addiction Recovery 1918-2011 Betty Bloomer Ford


dhava-karaka [husband] bahuta-karaka [variety]


  • [Guru-Vṛścika] much mystery * many sudden discoveries * optimistic about emergencies * believes in healing * many masks * hidden doctrine * permission to reveal * transformative guidance * expands the scope of secret undertakings * multiple initiations
  • [ Guru in bhava-1] 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, husbandly-companion may be an expander-philanthropist-benefactor


Husband and Career

Guru occupies the career-determining, high0visibility 10th-from-Chandra

Benevolent Guru in bhava-1 rules 2-speeches + 5-campaign, performance drama

dhavakaraka Husband = a generous fellow, a politician, a giver of speeches, saw himself as a historian [2)


svadu-karaka [sweet] kalatra-karaka [wifely companion]

  • [Shukra-Kumbha] appreciation of social networks * likes knitting-knotting * attracted to marketplace revenues * pleased by large-group connectivity * prefers a friendly partner * collectivist arrangements * enjoys regulated systems * sweetly gracious within big crowds * scientific aesthetic * financially balanced economic linkage
  • [Shukra-4] [dik-bala] seeks pleasure via home-based routines * likes the seasonal rhythms of nature * enjoys real-estate finance * attractive gardens * strong feminine presence in the home * aesthetic of domestic stability * pleasing designs to adorn the chest * beautiful breasts * lovely torso * appreciation of owned-stewarded properties * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a homemaker-farmer-driver-schoolteacher-police
  • [Shukra-yuti-Chandra] sweetened security * gracious caretaking * appreciates soothing nourishment * negotiates for stability * defensive bargaining * sheltering arrangements * lovely ornaments for home-and-garden * self-indulgent * pleasant emotional response * harmonizes with local rhythms * aesthetic of familiar folkways * musical-artistic-designing mother-figure * protective contracts * prefers relationships with nurturing partners


Often called Plastic Pat duedue to her unchanging expression, PRN was friendly [Chandra Kumbha] and pleasant [Shukra] but not a warmly charismatic figure. Shukra ruled detached Ketu-12 and Chandra Kumbha is usually somewhat permanently uncomfortable due to Chandra activates 6th-from-Chandra.

Shukra-4 providing pleasures rules 7-diplomacy + bhava-12 invisibility, reclusiveness, withdrawal, fantasy

MARRIAGE Shukra yuvathi = public view of the alliance

Known by her critics as Plastic Pat, PRN formed the forever-dieting, chain-smoking, stand-by-your-man 50% of a socially-conforming, married political partnership.

The Nixon marriage was characterized by observers as ritualized = Chandra influence on both partners.

RMN's handlers focused on their presentation on soothing cultural routines. The marital union was d stiffly performed as a public display of middle-class impunity. While their mutual family-feeling was obvious, the attracting spark between the mates seemed muted at best.

The party managers aimed to infuse the public imagery with a sense of familiarity for the Nixons, based on Dwight-and-Mamie's winning public-relations formula = America's Grandparents. This soothing PR strategy worked intermittently during times of high national conflict [1968] but suffered from RMN's accusatory outbursts and his sour, sore-loser profile..

Pleasure and Privacy * Shukra-yuti-Chandra emotional self-indulgence, Self-medication

RNM's political handlers required that PRN smoke only in private [12] when there was no chance of a photograph showing her puffing a cigarette in hand. PRN's deeply yellowed teeth, seen even in her high-school photos, attest to the depth of the habit.

Self-sweetening, soothing, reward-seeking Shukra-yuti-Chandra usually grants a pleasant appearance. PRN was frequently photographed, always dressed stylishly for the occasion. As RMN's career ascended, Pat was provided with attractive garments, shoes, and grooming support. Although a lifetime chain-smoker, PRN was careful to never permit a public image that showed her with a vulgar cigarette in her mouth.

Shukra-4 rules 4th-from-Chandra indicating that Pat often lived in lovely places, and she liked teaching school. See also Pat's close friend, POTUS-pair-38 Addiction Recovery 1918-2011 Betty Bloomer Ford. who had similar coping patterns.

Husband patterns judged from Guru-lagna

At his trial, RMN was betrayed by his own advisers. Shani-Rahu in 6th-from-Guru [husband). Also, see Richard Nixon Guru-[Mūla] 6 and Budha-[Mūla] 6 = betrayal.


duro-karaka [endurance] *jara-karaka [Jahre, years]


  • [Shani-Mesha] [nīcha] * harsh old blood-feuds * brain cramp * blocked bloodflow * muscle seizure * limits innovation * overburdened aggressions * fierce resistance * freezes new ideas * law of the winners * proletarian battles * must enforce dominance * contempt for independence * burdened by championship * cruel competitions * endurance contests * at times, survival requires great effort * obligation to fight * normalizes war * structural pressure upon head-brain * lurching forward push * conquest brings oppressive duty * must sustain physical supremacy * constricted vitality * maintainer of bitter old competition-for-resources
  • [Shani in Bhava-6] [beneficial placement] * intrepid assistance * steady time-structured resistance to enemies * must serve the chronic victims * outlasts the adversaries * survives military siege * tense digestion * relentless criticism * constitutional illness-injury * tolerance for servitude * aging physicians * enduring diseases * service fatigue * helper's burnout * prevents innovative treatments * blocks new medications * professional social workers * patiently aids the disadvantaged * dutiful healthworker * accepts the rules of medical institutions * lawfully supports the sick * reliable herbalist * conventional pharmacist * protocols for problematizing * realistic about addiction * accepts abuse * neutral to crime * military discipline * governs the poor * regulates debt * legislates loans * respected elder of an oppressed people
  • [Shani-yuti-Rahu] stiff resistance to unbridled ambition * formally regulated cultural mixing * disciplined thrills * class-based limitations upon privilege * repressed quest for intriguing importance * socially constrained opportunism * shimmering illusion of systematic conformity * irregular achievements * over-reaching elders * restricted risks

Shani activates Anuradha nakshatra = the classic conservative [Shani] political wife

PRN was a tobacco chain-smoker. Like most Anuradha political wives, she managed stress with substance misuse rather than with exercise [Shani does not like exercise!] Pat was famously a chain-smoker from teenage years until her death from lung cancer. She also managed a private but devastating condition of alcoholism, which further impaired her health..Shani-6

Shani activates 3-public relations

  • ++ Shani resides in the emotionally talkative, communicative cohort evangelical instructional team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra

The political campaign narrative created by Nixon's party handlers emphasized "cloth-coat" Pat's hard-scrabble upbringing, her work ethic, and her boot-strapping acquisition of a college diploma. The Nixons were presented as a plain-living family, free of temptation to luxury.

Shani activates 4 = ritual worship, church-going, attendance at cultural norming events

It was confirmed by Nixon's post-impeachment security guards. They noted that neither Dick nor Pat ever once attended a worship service after Dick's disgraced retreat to their California estate. She had been faking the church-going just like he had. Also Ketu resides in 9th-from-Chandra = agnostic doctrine.

Pretense of Reward-seeking Rahu * poverty-image Shani-yuti-Rahu

Yet, in reality, there was nothing especially hard-scrabble about adult Pat. Shani-yuti-Rahu-6 rules Shukra-yuti-Chandra-4 = personal pleasures, nice vehicles, and lovely homes.

Following the death of her parents and beginning with her personal independence age 18 Guru-Chandra bhukti [Chandra-4 dharmesha, ruled by Shani-Rahu-6), PRN a.k.a. Thelma Catherine Ryan started working and earning.

She had no dependents and no debts. She dated and she traveled. She wore nice clothes. Her financial position improved consistently while she worked several different jobs.

After marrying Nixon during her Shani-Budha bhukti [Budha activates 11-income), PRN added his lawyer income to her household coffers. She then added the countless untaxed political gifts as well as entertainments, trips, clothing, and grooming services provided for free. Once RMN moved into higher political echelons, they bought a valuable estate and several holiday homes. They enjoyed lifetime Secret Service security protection and household staff.

Via 6-methods such as Dirty Tricks and misrepresentation of their [non] poverty to achieve their success, Shani-yuti-Rahu in bhava-8 was a material powerhouse for Pat.

Shani image = Sensible and neutral

Although RMN was often confrontational and defensive, PRN usually seemed flexible and friendly -- but utterly non-committal. Following the coaching of the party handlers, PRN abstained from offering political opinions. Her style was so uniform, that it seemed to critical observers like PRN was more of a mannequin than a human. The moniker Plastic Pat stuck with PRN until her death.

Shani in Bhava-6 [nīcha] rules -3 = expert event-management, touring, secretarial and sales functions .

  • PRN was an expert manager [3] inveterate short-term traveler [3] and letter-writer [3).
  • Shani-6 can tolerate enduring and exploiting situations describable as toxic, illegal, accusatory, criminal, or corrupt.
  • The ultimate struggle with extreme animosity and criminal accusations to which her administrative, process work [3] succumbed is exposed by Shani's [nīcha] 6 location.
  • Married to a man prone to self-defensive emotional outbursts, for many decades steady, Anuradha-Maitreya PRN worked assiduously and generally successfully to mature and normalize [Shani] RMN's public relations profile.


rajyalobha-karaka [ambition] picchala-karaka [slippery]


  • [Rahu-Mesha-Arya] shimmering illusion of championship * craving for superiority * exotic use of dominating force * mask of competitive action * mirage of first-arrival pioneer * over-reaching urgency * extraordinary birth * extravagant muscularity * mesmerizing forward movement * unusual athleticism * fascinating conquests * marvelous warriorship * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of heroic action * seeks privilege via innovator-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-6] [beneficial placement] passion for conflict-and-remedies * in svabhava 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-yuti-Shani] amplified public formality * pragmatic exaggeration * exotic social conventions * slippery hierarchies * tricky rules * opportunistic elders * fascinating [but perhaps illusory] strict conformism * regulated risk-taking * hypnotic outsider insinuates normalcy * orderly cross-cultural mixing * thrilling legitimations


Powerhouse Rahu-6 = an expedient communicator who finds opportunity in conflict, inequity, crime

++ Rahu resides in the emotionally communicative cohort evangelical instructional team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra

PRN was a public-relations communications manager for RMN.

Irregular Elders

Shani-yuti-Rahu in any bhava introduces into the script some growth-challenging parents, grandparents, and elders generally. Their ambitions tend to outstrip their abilities, and in bhava-6 they tend to be blamers.

Nichha Shani-yuti-Rahu *

  • colossal psycho-physical stress [Shani] amplified by Rahu
  • remarkable success via over-reaching toward opportunity of conflicted national discourse
  • a huge fall from what seemed like [Rahu] a secure position [Chandra-4]
  • due to mental illness [nīcha] Shani activates 3] and betrayal of trust [6).

The Bigger They Are, the Harder They Fall

The Nixons reached their shared social-mobility target [Rahu] via two POTUS terms. However, the higher Rahu rises, the sharper He falls. [nīcha] Shani is suspicious and stubborn. Mr. Nixon's crimes and Mrs. Nixon's collusion were stressful indeed. Ketu-rahu bhukti caused the collapse.

Bandesha [nīcha] [Shani in Bhava-6] typically harbors a fundamental conviction that one is permanently in service and obliged to work in unfair conditions. Rahu adapts this servitude toward the goal of attaining privilege via social mobility. PRN reached her goal with RMN's 1972 landslide re-election, which would have seemed to ensure a respected, dignified, and protected retirement for both partners. Typical of Rahu, just at the peak of the mirage [PRN's Ketu-Rahu bhukti] the veil was rent, their privileges greatly reduced, and ignominy cursed the rest of their lives.


kavandha-karaka [headless] chidra-karaka [gaping] vasana-karaka [vacuum]

co-ruling lagnesha * Ketu co-ruler of Vṛścika indriya- lagna

  • [Ketu-Tula] justly dissociates from negotiation * wanders away from compromise * eccentric alliances * abandons agreements * apathetic trades * surrenders trust * ignores restriction on match-making * releases a pale pastel cloud of fair deals 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 father's mother + mother's father


Ketu Mahadasha * age 62.8 until age 69.8

Biographers have opined that Pat Nixon started to lose her influence upon her husband from about 1970 = the beginning of Ketu Mahadasha.

The slippage increased throughout his threatened impeachment and catastrophic, unrecoverable collapse during her Ketu-Rahu bhukti. According to her biographers, the once vigorously engaged public figure PRN never regained interest in public life after Nixon's disgrace.

Rahu-Shani forces slowly insinuated themselves [Rahu insinuates] into PRNs life, RMN stopped consulting with PRN who had been his lifetime adviser. RMN shut out her guidance and opinions which until the time of his 07-Nov-1972 landslide re-election had kept him on a safe course even in the volatile world of politics.

Ketu-Rahu bhukti * ending in blame * Rahu-6 ++ [nīcha] Shani-6

Following the humiliation of criminal conviction for felony burglary and tax evasion and subsequent national lampooning, the Nixons left the Whitehouse in disgrace in Aug-1974 during PRN Ketu-Rahu bhukti.

During their final days, PRN was heard screaming at her husband in the Whitehouse , "you have ruined my life!"

As Ketu Mahadasha progressed, PRN became very ill with lung cancer Rahu-Shani-6. After thirty years in the camera's eye, PRN withdrew [Ketu] from public life.

Unfortunately, at this stressful time, PRN's alcoholism increased, compounding the misery of a lingering, painful death from terminal lung cancer expressing a profound and toxic grief..

She spent her final years in isolation and pain then died age 81 during Shukra-Shani bhukti [Shani-yuti-Rahu] shani gives effect of Rahu.


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