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1974-1977 * POTUS-38

Dec-1973 until Aug-1974 VPOTUS with POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon

1949-1973 * USA Congressmember from Michigan

Chair of the Warren Commission

24 years in Congress * never lost an election

Free Mason

Gerald Rudolph Ford

a.k.a. Lesley Lynch King

Earth-birth Monday-14-Jul-1913

dematerialization 26-Dec-2006 (age 93)


Betty Bloomer Ford on the Whitehouse porch in 1975


1974-1977 * POTUS-38-partner

1982 founder of Betty Ford Clinic for addiction recovery

Betty Bloomer Ford

a.k.a. Elizabeth Ann Bloomer

a.k.a. Betty Warren

Earth-birth Monday-08-Apr-1918

dematerialization 08-Jul-2011 (age 93)

Nativity of Betty Bloomer Ford


USA Congressmember 1949-1973 * POTUS-38 = 09-Aug-1974 until 20-Jan-1977 (28 months) * Gerald Rudolf Ford * 1913-2006

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Pushya * Sidhya

BPL commentary

For Pushyami births of a masculine valence, the influence of rigid, chronological, lawful, enduring strictly structural sober serious systematic Shani can considerably affect the outcome.

Elder persons, old rules, rigid structures, age and time, resistance to change, status hierarchies, social class barriers, large organizations, public opinion, bureaucracies, regulatory requirements, legal systems, and corporate or institutional officials may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided from the civilizations of Asellus. Their purpose is the lawful, hierarchically ordered maintenance of the customary folk habits in the place of settlement.

Laws and Customs

Shani-ruled Pushyami gentlemen are often found at the director level of government, corporate, and institutional organizations. They combine the local sensibilities of security-seeking Chandra with the larger structural, legal frameworks of national and international regulation.

Deeply patriotic and defensive by nature, Sidhya-born usually remain close to their roots while they obtain respected, socially recognized positions in institutions, bureaucracies, and agencies of government.

Sidhya-born are influential in the world and reputed for their culturally sensitive judgment. Found in all of the Chandra-karaka areas such as transportation, farming and fishing, home-building and real-estate, schools, houses of worship, and parenting, Tishya-born feel close to the land.

Yet, they are socially responsible, and usually elect to serve as judges, directors, or other official roles [Shani] that provide an orderly process [Shani] for governance of their place of settlement.

Pushyami may specialize in cultural boundary-protection, making of reserved areas both social and natural, lawful preservation of ethnic practices, and legal recognition for cultural minorities. Tisya fellows are particularly dedicated to environmental protection, land ownership, and property rights.

Themes of parental duty, civic responsibility, patriotism, dignity of the family, and foundational legal protections may contextualize Pushya's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Pushya-Sidhya.

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

"An earnest, thoughtful character,

intelligent and quite religious in his outlook.

  • Quite often a regular attendant at church services

  • and a supporter of church and religious activities.

Withal, he is possessed of the qualities which make for success in the material world,

and has the ability to rise in position

  • and to command the respect of his associates.

He will fill a position of executive requirements

  • and be admired and respected by his immediate family."


Fine friends enjoying a dance *


Gerald and Betty Ford with their long-time best friends, Richard and Pat Nixon * Oct-1973


Gerald Ford played varsity football for the University of Michigan in the early 1930's


Gerald Ford, born Lesley Lynch King

Ford was often called "the Band-Aid president". After the criminal indictment and resignation of his good friend POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon, Ford's figurehead presidency created official continuity and harmony in the tripartite balance of government executive-legislative-judicial. Ford maintained a stable, non-confrontational presence but the underlying accusations (6) were still festering * roga-pati Guru is also the principled ideological Dharmesha-9 which ensured the faith-in-constitutional process transition through the maelstrom of Nixon's disgrace (6). Ford was able to bring some measure of confidence (Rahu-9) * into the "Band-Aid" role but due to the high level of conflict (6) he was mainly a placeholder. His decision to pardon Nixon's crimes (6) was deeply controversial (rogesha-6 ) and after three controversial years defined by Nixon's crimes (6), Ford was unable to win re-election.

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Shani Mahadasha * age birth until age-3.7

14-Jul-1913 Earth-birth in Omaha, Nebraska, USA * Shani-Rahu bhukti * Rahu--9 politics, ideology

Dec-1913 parent's divorce due to spousal abuse * Shani-Rahu bhukti

01-Feb-1916 (GRF age 3) mom remarries Mr. Ford * Shani-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 2nd-from-Chandra = 2nd family

Budha Mahadasha * age 3.7 until age 20.7

1931 (GRF age 17) meets bio-dad for the first time * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru activates pitristhana containing Rahu-9

Ketu Mahadasha * age 20.7 until age-27.7

1935 (GRF age 22) bachelor's degree in economics from University of Michigan * Ketu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra activates 4-diploma, license, pass exam

18-Feb-1941 (GRF age 28) decease of bio-dad * Ketu-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 7th-from-9th

Zukra Mahadasha * age 27.7 until age-47.7

1941 (GRF age 28) earns law degree (LL.B. later upgraded to J.D.) from Yale Law School * Zukra-Zukra svabhukti * Zukra activates 4-diploma

1942-1946 (GRF age 29-33) US Navy service * Zukra-Zukra svabhukti * Zukra activates 4-national defense

15-Oct-1948 (GRF age 35) exchange of marriage vows with Betty Bloomer* Zukra-Rahu bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Vrishabha-Vrischika contact Chandra-Vrischika

Nov-1948 (GRF age 35) wins first election to USA House of Representatives, a position he will keep for 13 election cycles over 25 years * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 5-elections

14-Mar-1950 (GRF age 36) celebrated the birth of child-1 Mike * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

Nov-1955 until Feb-1958 Janma Sade-Sati Vrischika

Surya Mahadasha * age 47.7 until age-53.7

26-Jan-1962 (GRF age 48) grieved the decease of step-father * Surya-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates 7th-from-8th-from-Surya = decease of stepfather

29-Nov-1963 (GRF age 49) begin to chair the Warren Commission, appointed by POTUS-36 Great Society 1908-1973 Lyndon Baines Johnson* Surya-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 8-secrecy, hidden knowledge

1964 (GRF age 49) during the extreme stress of the Warren Commission hearings when she was privy to frightening confidential knowledge (8) Betty Ford suffers severe nerve injury * Surya-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 2nd-from-7th = knowledge of the partner * Shani activates nerves

Jan-1965 (GRF age 50) promoted to the coveted role of House Minority Leader * Surya-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 3-committee

1965 (GRF age 50) wife BBF suffers a psycho-physical nervous breakdown * Surya-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 6th-from-7th illness of wife

Chandra Mahadasha * age 53.7 until age 63.7

17-Sep-1967 (GRF age 53) grieved the decease of mother * Chandra-Chandra svabhukti * Chandra occupies 2nd-from-4th

06-Dec-1973 (GRF age 60) until 9-Aug-1974 * begin VPOTUS under Richard Nixon following the felony conviction of Nixon's previous VPOTUS, Spiro Agnew * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 3- administration, management

09-Aug-1974 (GRF age 61) assumes POTUS-38 duties, following resignation under criminal investigation of Richard Nixon * Budha-Ketu bhukti * Ketu-3 placeholder administrator

Mangala Mahadasha * age 63.7 until age 70.7

1978 (GRF age 65) Betty Ford's chronic drug-alcohol addiction is revealed to the public (following a family intervention, after a protective officer called her illness a threat to the president's security in 1977.) * Mangala-Rahu bhukti * Rahu breaks taboo

1982 (GRF age 69) BBF opens the legendary Betty Ford Clinic for healing of celebrity-politician addictions * Mangala-Rahu bhukti * Zukra activates 11-community activism

Rahu Mahadasha * age 70.7 until age 88.7

Dec-1984 until Dec-1987 Janma Sade-Sati Vrischika

Guru Mahadasha * age 88.7 until decease age 93

26-Dec-2006 (GRF age 93) dematerialization * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani maraka rules-7

Distinctive features of the nativity

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

Atmakaraka * entitlement, politics, intelligence, royalty, celebrity, father, fatherhood, uniqueness, certainty

  • Surya-Mithunaya * Mithra * neighbor, companion * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the conversational gesturing rashi of Budha
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds * brightly contemplative * focus on seclusion * invisible light-source provides private guidance * intuitive entitlements * brilliant in research * backroom politics * intelligence for interior prayer * eye on creative imagination * sparkling center of the sanctuary * radiant clairsentient drama * father may be isolated or unavailable

FATHER ++ StepFather

GRF's bio-dad expressed little interest in the boy until he was grown and even after their meeting they maintained only a sporadic correspondence. Yet, his stepfather supported young Gerald much more substantially, providing a stable home, education, and a basis for life.

Dad = persona incognita to Gerald Ford. The playboy father of Lesley Lynch King (GRF's original name) abandoned his infant son and the child's mother. His mother remarried, and little Lesley was renamed Gerald Rudolf Ford after his mother's husband who raised him. Surya in bhava-12 invisible father. Bio-dad left his mother when little Lesley was 16 days old.

The step-father was economically established, supportive to (renamed) Jerry's professionalization, and orderly in conduct. Stepfather = 8th-from-Surya = bhava-7 Makara ruled by Shani-11 + Zukra.


Sparkling Surya activates Svamsha + Rahu in Simha Svamsha + lagnesha-Chandra-5

Gerald Ford was a career politician. In his very early career, he did restaurant work (high school) and sports coaching (at Yale and in the Navy). After he was elected to Congress in 1948 (his age 36) he remained in WDC as a Congressmember + POTUS for the next 27 years.

GRF was known for his willingness [Surya] to accept new political roles [Surya] as circumstances [Mithunaya] required. Because he was flexible and available and known for seeing both sides [Mithunaya] he was called upon to fill many short-term [Mithunaya] roles. He was charged with handling super-sensitive political information during the Warren Commission inquiry. Surya-12 sees what is happening behind-the-scenes.

Ford was a master of the social-networking approach. Famed for his agility in working "both sides of the aisle", much of his political activity was accomplished at informal settings. He was a popular addition to parties such as the Bilderberg meetings due to his music-and-dance loving Purvaphalguni Svamsha .

In his longlasting friendship with fellow Karkata personality POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon ++ POTUS-pair-37 Watergate 1912-1993 Pat Ryan Nixon, Ford and his wife Betty (herself a former professional dancer) socialized by dancing in hotel clubs and entertainment venues around Washington D.C.

vargottamsha atmakaraka Surya politics in Karakamsha-12 = non-public, behind-the-scenes politics

As a measure of his popularity with the political funding donor-class, as well as his colleagues and constituents, GRF served in the USA House of Representatives for 25 years with no interruptions, never losing an election.

Surya vargottamsha atmakaraka in Mithunaya 10th-bnavamsha ++ radical-11-vriddhisthana.

GRF was a master of the US-Congressional caucus system = an elaborate orchestration of cooperative teamwork [Mithunaya]. He wrote the influential book A Time to Heal, explained countless situations, and authored countless policy documents. His expertise in committee-work is still held as a standard aim for Congresspeople.

GRF wrote many books, articles, and pamphlets. He traveled the country in support of his Congressional initiatives, attending town halls and giving interviews to journalists [Mithunaya]. As an highly experienced Congressional caucus master, he managed small teams (3) of legislators as they tackled a project to produce a working document. His career was marked by frequent communication with his district and savvy handling of publications media.

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

lagnesha for Karkata radical lagna

  • Chandra in Anuradha-Maitra * comforted by resistance to danger * protects against preventable damage * soothed by emergency regulations
  • Chandra-Vrizchika * nichha * comforted by mystery * sensitive to trauma-healing * needs discovery
  • Chandra in classroom-5 * comfortable with politics * familiar with speculation * intelligent confident mother * soothed by playing games * charmed by children * needs applause * sensitive to center-stage roles * nourished by self-expression * feels entitled * attuned to romantic emotion * settled into the rhythm of artistic performance * routinely seeks amusement * calmed by admiration * undulating celebrity


Mom = Dorothy Ayer Gardner,

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations


Smoking = breathing = lungs = the emotionally talkative, communicative cohort evangelical instructional team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra = bhava-6 disease, addictions ++ nichha-Chandra

GRF compulsively smoked a tobacco pipe - about 8 bowls per day. Eventually he developed an abscessed tongue. 3rd-from-Chandra, suggesting that he was attempting to self-medicate from work-stress [Shani] via a compulsive habit

Chandra Mahadasha * age 53.7 until age 63.7 * Chandra lagnesha patriotism, politics, emotional manipulation (nichha-Somana)

in 1964 GRF chaired the Warren Commission that investigated the assassination of POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy. The commission included several members of both political parties. It collected a great deal of documented information such as interview transcripts, photographs, and expert opinion during extensive deliberations. After a lengthy political inquiry into the murder, the commission issued a report which revealed no new information. Their conclusion is widely believed to be a colossal cover-up.

The controversial Warren Commission was widely believed to have covered up the real truth about the catastrophic murder. Many believed that the Mafia and the steel cartels, which wanted an escalation of a potentially profitable steel-weapons ground-war in Vietnam, were behind the assassination. Despite public evidence which showed gunshots from several different angles, the Warren Commission led by GRF claimed that the entire event was conceived and executed by one single discontented person. Remarkably even under intense security, that identified person was then quickly, accidentally, murdered. This explanation seemed suspicious to many Americans and GRF was implicated in the collusion.

During the investigation, POTUS-pair-38 Addiction Recovery 1918-2011 Betty Bloomer Ford became overwhelmed by the nature of the information that was being handled by the Warren Commission. She suffered a severe nerve injury and then malignant breast cancer. Chandra activates 6th-from-7th

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

* Ruchaka Yoga

Yogakaraka Mangala activates 5-intelligrnce, creativity, celebrity ++ 10 social visibility, respect, reputation, leadership

  • Mangala-Meza * moolatrikona 0-18 deg. * svakshetra * vigorous pursuit of dominance * straightforward dynamic actions * competitive winner * propulsive battering weaponry * push toward conquest * pioneering vitality * hot yang-energy * thrusting force * forward-driving movement * champion of innovation
  • Mangala in bhava-10 * dig-bala * drive toward high position * pursuit of social authority * fights for rank * competes for top status * invasive regulation * hierarchical dynamics * dominating executive roles * energized governing conquests * champion of leadership elites

Mangala-10 career occupies the emotionally conflicted 6th-from-Chandra


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

  • Budha-Karkata * comfortable communications * hand-arm-shoulders make protective gestures * rhythmic articulation of root culture * discusses ancestral morality * prescriptive routines * argues for foundational stability * describes protective fencing * parochial talk * converses about caretaking * environmental wardens * issues customary pronouncements * delivers land-use information * patriotic declarations * habitually chats about the local settlement
  • Budha in bhava-1 * digbala * narrative of body * bifurcated self-image * discusses physical appearance * describer of embodiment * explainer of tangible self * delivers instructions for self-characterization * articulation of communicative movement * animated gestures * talks about personality * details the two-sided identity.


Budha activates 10th navamsha communications, committees, conversations, commerce

Budha activates Karakamsha = Mithunaya-11 contains vargottamsha atmakaraka Surya politics

Dhanayoga generated by Budha for Simha nativities

Budha-12 rules 2-11 in the invisible 12th bhava. GRF belonged to a network of HNWI (high net worth individuals) hailing from the Michigan automotive industry's financial elite.

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

  • Guru-Dhanuzya * mulatrikona * much philosophy * wide worldview * doctrine of inclusive diversity * broad scope of guidance * humanistic ideology * permission to preach * expands the range of beliefs * multiple theories * generous priests * global beneficence * many sacred teachings
  • Guru in bhava-6 * broad ranging ministries of service * extensive distress * ideological disagreements * many injuries * much victimization * tolerance for diverse diagnoses * abundant digestive imbalance * many grievances * much betrayal * numerous unfair accusations * broad scope of disorderly conduct * cheerful acceptance of human misery * believes in problematicity * patron of pharmacies * many medicaments * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may aid the suffering

Health * Guru in bhava-6

Also despite his athletic habits (Mangala-10 drishti into bhava-1), POTUS-38 Time to Heal 1913-2006 Gerald R. Ford (Pushya) notoriously suffered from physical balance issues (Guru-6).


GRF won 12 serial elections retaining his Congressional seat, showing the abundant ease of svakshetra-Dhanuzya-Guru-5 in matters of gambling, charismatic performances, and political elections.

GRF's political ease with generous rule-bending (Guru also rules 8-nondisclosure) was so smooth that GRF was the first USA national legislator to be both vice president and president without being elected by the people. He was appointed vice president when Spiro Agnew resigned. He assumed the presidency by a legal mechanism (not by election) when Nixon resigned. GRF was the sort of institutional governance worker who is often called a "utility infielder" (a baseball term that means one who is capable of being useful everywhere in the field).

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

  • Zukra-Urisha * svakshetra * valuable arrangements * likes capitalization * appreciates natural resources * pleased by worthy collections * attracted to beautiful sounds * acquisitive sensuality * cherished accruals * financial harmony * richly historic environments * delighted by precious goods * prefers luxury-loving partners
  • Zukra -11 * seeks pleasure via social connectivity * pleasant participant in scientific communities * balances large exchange systems * seeks network equity * association with artists * values friendly financial connections * likes knitting-and-knotting * pleasing designs to adorn the skin * graceful ankles * appreciation of friendships * aesthetic of fair deals in marketplace * enjoys attractive friends
  • Zukra-yuti-Shani * sweetly serious deal-making * mature relationships * graciously responsible * beautiful bones * appreciation for neutrality * strict negotiations * pleasant legal mediation * rigorous bargaining * enduring agreements * regulated contracts * architectural elegance * pragmatic design * lawful arrangements * realistic finance * prefers relationships with orderly partners * in a husbandly nativity, preference for a seasoned, class-conscious wife


While sympathetically supporting social-participation initiatives for the less well-situated, GRF's career was ensured by his financial backers who provided the campaign funds. Shani-yuti-Zukra-Vrishabha-10.

His main source of economic income was the financial assets of his wealthy constituents, who were consistently [Shani] in agreement [Zukra] with his fiscally conservative policies and who consistently therefore [Shani] funded (11) his ongoing political campaigns. Vrishabha-Zukra-10 indicates his sustaining agreements with the wealthy elites. He attended the Bilderberg conferences.

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

  • Shani-Urisha * heavy old valuables * must endure the sounds of proletarian speech-and-song * obliged to conform to the official bankers * antiquated genetic stock * required preservation of aging assets * must normalize conservation * slow elderly evaluators * must judge the worth of hoards * must endure pressure to store the precious inventories * must bear the weight of historic treasuries * structural compression upon neck-jaw * orderly warehousing * fixed rules govern collection * must gather seeds * must eat dry foodstuffs * must preserve lineage knowledge * scarce financial resources
  • Shani in Bhava-11 (beneficial) * steady time-structured achievements * must maintain connections * sustained effort toward realistic aims * must regulate economic linkage * cautiously conventional accomplishments * class-conscious social network * chronic pressure on nerves-skin * few friendships * limited revenues * works hard for earnings * resists new associations * supports lawful distribution systems * accepts marketplace rules * salary worker fatigue * rigidly dutiful socialite roles * elders maintain community responsibilities
  • Shani-yuti-Zukra * resistance against equity * limited luxuries * orderly feminine figures * pragmatic finance * contractual discipline * socially constrained harmony * conventionally regulated pleasures * trust in age * mutuality over time * class-structured arrangements


yuvati-pati-7 Shani-11 in 7th-from-Chandra-5 suggests that the marriage partner's public behavior is structurally supportive both economically and socially(11)

His competent, sober and materialistic yuvati-pati-7 Shani-Vrizabha-11 indicates profound endurance in the profession of law-making. He took the legislative task seriously and was an authority in the law (7), especially financial law Shani-yuti-Zukra .GRF stood for 12 term-elections as a humane conservative and won every time due to Shani = ruler of 7 and located in 7th-from-Chandra.

durakaraka yuvati-pati-7 Shani-11 indicates a persistent, hard-working, sober, mature, and financially pragmatic deal-maker. He married an equally hard-working spouse as indicated by Shani-Zukra in 7th-from-Chandra-4; the couple prospered indeed as she provided luxury parties for well-heeled supporters, while he made the necessary deals.

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

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


Rahu-9 secrets occupies the political 5th-from-Chandra

Rahu-9 usually signifies over-reaching, exotic, culturally unusual behavior by the father

Rahu in 11th-from-11th offers a potential dhanayoga

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

  • Ketu-Kanya * humbly dissociates from accusatory complaints * incomplete service * empty disagreements * odd arguments * not limited by stigmatized conditions * ignores restriction on helpfulness * eccentric service to the disadvantaged * releases a living green cloud of servitude into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-3 * eccentric communications * disinterested in daily chat * writes on foggy abstract topics * dissolves messaging boundaries * implausible prophecy * wandering discussions * can handle esoteric information * irrelevance of normal mental narrative * abandons management tasks * dismisses the standard explanations * disregards conventional discourse * unless other graha in 3, may prefer to live free from younger siblings


The Warren Commission found no evidence of misdoing.


POTUS-38 partner from Aug-1974 until Jan-1977 * founder of recovery center Betty Ford Clinic * Mrs. Betty Ford * 1918-2011

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

POTUS-pair-38 Addiction Recovery 1918-2011 Betty Bloomer Ford

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 Zukra, 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 or executive 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 ."


marriage-2 15-Oct-1948 to POTUS-38 Time to Heal 1913-2006 Gerald R. Ford * Grace Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan * They were married for 58 years =1948 until 2006 (GRF death age 94).

BBF born 11 months after

BBF born 4 months before

BBF born 7 months before

POTUS-pair-38 Betty Ford maintained long-lasting friendships with

Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Warren, popularly known as "Betty Ford", served as First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977 during the presidency of her husband POTUS-38 Time to Heal 1913-2006 Gerald R. Ford . She was an outspoken Jyeztha advocate for women's rights especially health care Chandra-yuti-Zukra. In response to her own experience with drug-and-alcohol addiction, BBF helped to develop the famed Betty Ford Clinic


Betty Ford official painting Whitehouse 1976

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Guru Mahadasha * birth until age 7

08-Apr-1918 Earth-birth in Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA * Guru-Zukra bhukti

Nov-1920 until Oct-1923 Shani Ashtamsha via Kanya-11

Shani Mahadasha * age 7 until age 26

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

18-Jul-1934 (BBF age 16) grieved decease of father (suicide) * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra activates 8th-from-Chandra paternal suicide ++ Sade-Sati

summers of 1936 + 1937 (BBF age 18-19) attended two dance workshops at Bennington School of Dance in Vermont, where she formed a professional relationship with choreographer Martha Graham * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates 9-guru-figures, theory

1943 (BBF age 24) exchange of vows in marriage-1. Union ended in 1947 * Shani-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 7th navamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Simha-Kumbha contact Chandra-Kumbha

Budha Mahadasha * age 26 until age 43

22-Sep-1947 (BBF age 28) divorce-1* Budha-Ketu bhukti

15-Oct-1948 (BBF age 29) exchange of vows in marriage-2 with Gerald R. Ford * Budha-Zukra bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Mesha-Tula contact R-K navamsha

02-Nov-1948 (BBF age 29) Gerald Ford wins the first of 12 consecutive elections to USA Congress from Michigan * Budha-Zukra bhukti * Zukra activates 7-partnership, advising

16-Nov-1948 (BBF age 29) the young couple relocate to Washington DC, where they will reside primarily for the next 25 years * Budha-Zukra bhukti * Zukra activates 4th-from-4th = second home

20-Nov-1948 (BBF age 29) grieved the decease of mother * Budha-Zukra bhukti *

14-Mar-1950 (BBF age 31) celebrated the birth of child-1 * Budha-Zukra bhukti * Zukra activates 5th-from-Chandra-Kumbha

Sep-1950 until Nov-1952 Shani Ashtamsha via Kanya-11

Ketu Mahadasha * age 43 until age 50

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

1964 (BBF age 44) nerve injury severe enough to require hospitalization + separation from the family's summer holidays = a general catastrophic event + beginning of chronic pain syndrome along with chronic painkiller addiction * Ketu-Mangala bhukti * Kuja rogesha * Sade-Sati

1965 (BBF age 45) nervous breakdown with psychiatric care * Ketu-Rahu bhukti * Sade-Sati

Zukra Mahadasha * age 50 until age 70

06-Dec-1973 (BBF age 55) suddenly becomes the 2nd-lady wife of replacement VPOTUS after Spiro Agnew, the elected VPOTUS is discharged following bribery scandal. Discloses her first divorce to the media with no issues. * Zukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates 6th-from-Chandra + Chandra activates 9-celebrity politics

09-Aug-1974 (BBF age 56) following the resignation under intense pressure of personal friend POTUS-37 Watergate Richard Nixon, BBF becomes 1st-lady. * Zukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates 6th-from-Chandra + Chandra activates 9-celebrity politics

08-Sep-1974 (BBF age 56) Gerald R. Ford grants a hugely unpopular presidential pardon to the criminalized POTUS-37 Watergate Richard Nixon . The Nixons and the Fords had been close friends for decades. The electorate cried cronyism and abuse of law.* Zukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates 6th-from-Chandra + Chandra activates 9-celebrity politics

26-Sep-1974 (BBF age 56) malignant breast cancer diagnosis and mastectomy * Zukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates 6th-from-Chandra emotionally sourced disease, disorders

01-Apr-1978 (BBF age 60) family intervention, after a protective officer had identified BBF's self-medicating patterns as a threat to the president's security in 1977. * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

1978 (BBF age 60) cosmetic face-lift surgery * Zukra-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-2 face

03-Oct-1982 (BBF age 64) dedication of the legendary Betty Ford Clinic to heal celebrity-politician addicts * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 3-announcements +4-location, safety, shelter

20-Nov-1987 (BBF age 69) coronary bypass surgery * Zukra-Ketu bhukti * Ketu frees blockage

Surya Mahadasha age 70 until age 76

Mar-1993 until Jun-1995 Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha-4

Chandra Mahadasha * age 76 until age 86

Mangala Mahadasha * age 86 until age 93

26-Dec-2006 (BBF age 88) dematerialization of her second husband, POTUS-38 Time to Heal 1913-2006 Gerald R. Ford * Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru-7 activates Rahu in bhava-2

08-Jul-2011 (BBF age 93) dematerialization * Mangala-Chandra chidradasha * Somana-yuti-Zukra * Chandra gives effect of Zukra maraka rules-7

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

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

  • Revatika-Surya-Meena * Bhaskara * the illuminator * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the expansively visionary rashi of Brihaspati
  • Surya in bhava-5 * svabhava * 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


Dad = William Stephenson Bloomer. Dad was a salesman Surya in bhava-5 in 3rd-from-3rd. He committed suicide during the Great Depression, 18-Jul-1934 (BBF age 16)

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

  • Chandra-Kumbha * comforted by networks * sensitive to connectivity * needs community
  • Chandra in Purvabhadra-Pegasus * soothed by expansive understanding * protectors of philosophical doctrine * preaches a broad perspective on human needs
  • Chandra in classroom-4 * digbala * 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
  • Somana-yuti-Zukra * Emotionally indulgent * comforted by balanced arrangements * nourished by sensual pleasures * sensitive to feminine folks * needs to negotiate * luxury-loving mother * seeks shelter in alliances * preference for owned properties * soothed by beauty * feels like a partner
  • Chandra-4 parivartamsha Shani-9


Mom = at-home parent. Beset by an alcoholic husband, mom indulged Betty with dancing lessons and elegant clothes - even during the Depression.

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations


  • bhava-10 containing rogesha Mangala
  • first marriage provides social dignity

8th-from-7th-from-Chandra-4 = 2nd-from-Chandra

  • bhava-5 containing karmesha Surya
  • second marriage to a politician, provides drama, entertainment, fun

The Ford marriage was promoted by their political handlers as a model for harmony and family life. BBF steadily maintained a cheerful public demeanor.

Despite BBF's many public honesties about her previous divorce, BBF's struggles with (previously taboo) breast cancer, and her outspoken support for women's rights including abortion rights, her husband's political career was never harmed. Together, they weathered many storms in national and family life.

Both Gerald and Betty were long-lived, wealthy and busy, each with their own self-destructive health practices. For her, the self-medicating involved alcohol and prescription drugs. For him it was compulsive tobacco-pipe smoking.

Matching elements that strengthen compatibility over time

Mangala drishti to each of their lagna produced vigorously athletic lifestyles.

  • BBF was a professional dancer with a noted performance company, and later a dance instructor.
  • GF was a star college football athlete, and later coached numerous sports at Yale and in the US Navy.

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

lagnesha * co-ruler of Vrischika radical lagna

Kuja activates the career-defining 10th-from-Chandra =Vrischika bhava-1 personal appearance

  • Mangala-Singha * vigorous pursuit of fame * creatively moving political theatre * proactive drama * push toward celebrity entitlement * champion of pageantry * military parades * brilliantly energized celebrations * invigorating parties * charmingly dominating at games * sexually active romance * flamboyant gambling
  • Mangala in bhava-10 * dig-bala * drive toward high position * pursuit of social authority * fights for rank * pushes upward gaining status * invasive regulation * hierarchical dynamics * dominating executive roles * energized governing conquests * champion of leadership elites

BBF worked as a professional theatrical dancer and dance teacher, as well as a fashion model and garment buyer for department stores. Simha, entertainment, performance arts, politics..

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

Budha activates Mithunaya-8 Karakamsha = trauma healing

Budha activates Mithunaya 10th navamsha media communications, meetings, committee-work, management

Sarala Yoga = Budha-6 rules 8

Budha activates the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra = Kanya

  • Budha-Meza * innovative communications * pioneering pronouncement * articulation of dynamic movement * discusses physical experience * vigorous descriptive explanations * growth-challenging conversation * messages about contests * vocabulary of vitality * hands-arms-shoulders send competitive gestures
  • Budha in bhava-6 * narrative of detailed complaint * explains toxicity * discusses conflict * medical treatment * military strategy * litigation against unfair deals * itemized argument * precisely specific accusation * treacherous dialog * lectures about servitude * describes broken promises * instructs on ministries of service * talks about injustice * articulately gesturing adversaries * debates about debt

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Urisha * optimistic about capitalization * big hoard * many voices * many collections * believes in history * doctrine of values fulfillment * permission for pleasure * financial guidance * many cattle * expands the scope of voice-speech-song * multiple treasuries
  • Guru in bhava-7 * many contracts * optimistic negotiations * much partnership * abundant agreement * numerous alliances * extensive bargaining * multiple trusts * expansion of advocacy * fertile match-making * typically more than one spouse * patron of legal arrangements * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be a deal-maker

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

  • Zukra-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
  • Zukra-4 * digbala * pleasure of home-based routines; likes the seasonal rhythms of nature, strong feminine presence in the home , aesthetic of domestic stability , appreciation of owned properties
  • Zukra-yuti-Chandra * sweetened security * gracious caretaking * appreciates soothing nourishment * negotiates for stability * defensive bargaining * sheltering arrangements * lovely ornaments for home-and-garden * self-indulgent * pleasant emotional response * harmonizes with local rhythms * aesthetic of familiar folkways * musical mother-figure * protective contracts * prefers relationships with nurturing partners

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

  • Shani-Karkata * heavy old routines * habitual conformity * must accept social responsibility for emotional stability * old defensive structures * structural compression upon stomach * strict security systems * must adhere to established proletarian cultural roots * must maintain orderly sustainable settlements * rigid resistance to change of the folkways * regulates farming-fishing habits * must care for elders * aging local infrastructure * cramped shipping ports * ancient roadways * agricultural drought * dark dwellings * often stuck in a rut * protective policing routines * scarce domestic resources
  • Shani in Bhava-9 * slow time-structured worldview * must maintain the patriarchal faith * imposes the old convictions * delayed understanding * punitive ideologies * cautiously conventional professors * judgmental father * conservative religious hierarchy * global scale of responsibilities * heavy doctrinal pressures * blocks new viewpoints * preacher's fatigue * intolerance for sacerdotal innovation * pragmatic time-tested principles * materialistic paradigm of belief * rigidly dutiful guidance * elders preserve strict sacred rules
  • Chandra-4 parivartamsha Shani-9

Shani-9 occupies 6th-from-Chandra = Karkata

1937-1941 Martha Graham Company dancer in New York City + retail saleswoman * Shani-Chandra + Shani-Mangala + Shani-Rahu bhukti

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

  • Rahu-Dhanuzya * shimmering illusion of wisdom * craving for philosophical principle * mirage of generous patronage * extraordinary theory * extravagant preaching * unorthodox approach to higher truth * mask of global humanism* fascinating doctrine * over-reaching catechisms * fabulous proselytism * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of philosophical belief * seeks privilege via guru-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-2 * passion for precious treasuries * in svabhava of Suave Zukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks glamorous goods * mesmerizing memories * risk-rewarding finance * fascinating voice * entrancing face * craves knowledge of sound values * intriguing genetics * outsider who cleverly insinuates into the values-fulfillment lineage * extraordinary recollection * mesmerizing speech-and-song * intermingled traditions * unconventional speech * shadowy interlopers infiltrate the family line * potential for opportunistic second marriage * adventurous character of mother's elder sibling * thrilling stories * remarkable libraries * ambitious hoard * mixed-language vocabulary * desires important evaluator roles * exotic foods * unusual breeds in animal herds * captivating collections * social mobility via values + heritage + memory


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

lagnesha * co-ruler of Vrischika radical lagna

  • Ketu-Mithunaya * dissociates from conversation * incomplete messages * empty instructions * absent from discussion * wandering mentality * fragmented signals * not limited by conventional talk * dialog of liberation * ignores normal business * forgives the sibling-cohort * incoherent scripts * releases a plant-green cloud of explanatory gestures into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-8 * passively dissolves barriers hiding secret knowledge * ambivalent toward initiations * disregards occult boundaries * Witness to cycles of death-and-rebirth * fearless toward catastrophic upheaval * absent from spouse's family * vacuous obscurities * irrelevance of non-disclosure rules * dissolves psychic filters * not intimidated by terrors * ignores threats * dissolves obfuscations. * unless other graha in 8, may prefer to live free from in-laws

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