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Coat of Arms of the Syrian Arab Republic (since 1972 with edits)

born 18 months after

born six weeks after


Bashar al-Assad in 2004

2000- * President of the Syrian Arab Republic

Mushir (Marshal) of the Syrian Armed Forces


Bashar al-Assad

a.k.a. Bashar Hafez al-Assad

a.k.a. Bashar Hafiz Wahsh al-Assad

Earth-birth Saturday-11-Sep-1965


President of Syria from 2000 until _________* Bashar Hafez al-Assad * 1965-

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


Bhaga * Falgun * Utthram

BPL commentary

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

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

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

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

Brilliantly dramatic

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

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

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

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

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

"A proud and arrogant disposition,

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

Uttara natives are extremely intelligent

but because of their inordinate pride,

  • they accept favors ungraciously even when in need

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



Mr.+ Mrs. Assad in 2011 ** Asma Akhras al-Assad born 11-Aug-1975 London, England


Bashar al-Assad (BA age 34) in 1999


Bashar al-Assad in 2011 (BA age 46)


Bashar al-Assad in Apr-2017 (BA age 52)

Biographical Details matched to Vimshottari Dasha periods

Guru Mahadasha * birth until age 7.5

11-Sep-1965 Earth-birth in Damascus, Syria * Guru-Shukra bhukti ++ Sade-Sati

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

Shani mahadasha * age 7.5 until age 26.5

1988 (BA age 22) earned undergraduate degree in medicine from Damascus University. Begins work as a military physician. * Shani-Rahu bhukti

1992 (BA age 26) moves to London to begin ophthalmology training * Shani-Guru chidra-dasha * Guru activates 4-schooling + 7-professionalization

Budha Mahadasha * age 26.5 until age 43.5 = 1992-2009

21-Jan-1994 (BA age 30) presidential heir-apparent, BA's elder brother Bassel, is killed in car crash * Budha-Budha svabhukti * Budha activates 7th-from-11th-from-Chandra = decease of elder sibling ++ Sade-Sati

1994 * (BA age 31) from London, BA is recalled to Syria to be groomed as father's successor. To establish military credibility in preparation for autocratic rule, BA enters military academy in Homs Budha-Budha svabhukti * Budha karmesha lagnesha ++ Sade-Sati Mar-1993 until Jun-1995 Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha

Jan-1999 completes military leadership training. Awarded the rank of Colonel * Budha-Surya bhukti * Surya-yuti-Budha karmesha leadership

10-Jun-2000 (BA age 35) grieved the decease of father, President of Syria 1971-2000 = Hafez al-Assad * Budha-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates 12th-from-Surya

17-Jul-2000 (BA age 35) assumed presidency of Syrian Arab Republic * Budha-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates 11-promotion

Dec-2000 (BA age 35) exchanged the vows of marriage-1 with Asma Akhras * Budha-Mangala bhukti * Shukra-yuti-Kuja effect of Shukra * transit R-K Mithunaya-Dhanus contact navamsha Mithunaya-Chandra

03-Dec-2001 (BA age 36) celebrated the birth of child-1 * Budha-Rahu bhukti

Ketu Mahadasha * age 43.5 until age 50.5 = 2009-2016

27-May-2007 (BA age 42) wins an additional 7-year term, with 97.6% of eligible citizens voting Yes. * Budha-Shani chidra-dasha * Shani activates 5-elections

2011 (BA age 46) begin Syrian Civil War * Ketu-Mangala bhukti * Mangala activates 8-eruptions, emergencies * ++ Shani Ashtamsha

Sep-2009 until Nov-2011 Shani Ashtamsha via Kanya

06-Feb-2016 (BA age 51) grieved the decease of mother * Ketu-Budha chidra-dasha * Budha activates 7th-from-4th

Shukra Mahadasha * age 50.5 until age 70.5 = 2016-2036

Aug-2018 (BA age 53) wife Asma begins medical treatment for breast cancer * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti * Shukra activates 8th-from-Shukra surgery transformation for wife

Apr-2022 until Apr-2025 Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha

Oct-2038 until Jan-2041 Shani Ashtamsha via Kanya

Distinctive features of the Nativity

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

  • [Purvaphalguni] Surya-Simha [svakshetra] [mūlatrikoṇa 1-10 deg] Khaga * Khagaya * air-moving * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the regally entitled game-playing rashi of Surya
  • 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
  • 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 = Hafez al-Assad

Rising from poverty, Dad became the Alawite-strongman enforced Autocratic President of Syria from 1971 to 2000 Surya-Simha

  • the bright intelligence and media-savvy of Simha containing Surya-yuti-Budha suggests that dad would be a person of sparkling celebrity charm and smiling smarts [Budha]
  • Hafez al-Assad was the master of political messaging.
  • Dad developed the positive-news saturation marketing model that has maintained the regime for nearly 50 years.
  • BA has followed in dad's footsteps, sustaining regal entitlements from a sanctuary stronghold (12).

Surya-yuti-Budha in Simha-12 while Budha activates 1 + 10 indicates a regal, fashionable, courtly lifestyle with photogenic [Budha] celebrity qualities

CAREER - Surya Leonis * al-Assad

Surya in bhava-12 combines with BA's lagnesha Budha-Simha. Central celebrity, yet operates from enclosure.

Replicates the father's roles with added emphasis on strategic, tactical marketing communications [Budha] as a tool of kingship.

photogenic, adolescent Surya-yuti-Budha

al-Assad the Younger followed in the footsteps of his father Hafez, who kept a tight rule over Syria via an effectively managed cult of personality = similar to Mao Ze Dong.

When Bashar al-Assad gained the kingship immediately after his father's decease, BA's management team [Budha] continued the method of plastering the image of The Younger upon every public surface, every screen, and every wall, creating a relentless flow of visual information communicating divine right and legacy of the Father * Budha-yuti-Surya

Budha lagnesha rules the benevolent Guru-10, placing the leader in the media-constructed [Mithunaya] role of philosopher, wiseman, visionary, generous, expansionist.

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

Atmakaraka mother, familiar-face, ancestral roots, old-ways, comfortable routines, land ownerships

  • 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-6 * comfortable with caretaking * accustomed to nursing * calmed by humility * ill-or-exploited-or-adversarial mother * familiar with animosity * acculturated to accusation * familiar with betrayal * habituated to indictment * needs to be helpful * feels the pulse of service ministry * protects the sick-and-vulnerable * routine domestic conflict * emotionally attuned to victims * settled into the rhythm of problematics * seeks ritual remedies * soothed by medication * suffers rhythmically repeating ailments * undulating imbalances * mother may be a servant, health-aide, apothecary, physician
  • Somana-yuti-Shani * nishturabashi yoga * emotionally constricted * punitive parents * sensitive to class boundaries * soothed by structure * needs rigid routines * heavy maternal workload * comfortable with elders * familiar with hierarchies * fearful mother * calmed by strict rules * feels like a worker


Mom was a quiet but stern background figure during dad's ascent to power via military force. 7th-angle between Chandra-6 ++ Surya-12 indicates neither parent much available, Yet, their partnership was balanced.


Nisturabashi yoga in Kumbha has the special frustration due to Chandra activates 6th-from-Chandra

  • Relationship with the mother-figure would be fraught. Emotional oppression. Fear of punishment.


Disciplined in caretaking duty while war, oppression, crime rages on (6)

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


Kuja-yuti-Shukra predicts two marriages

  • marriage-1
  • Simha intelligence, fashion, glitter, sparkle, drama, loves the camera.
  • Simha contains Surya-yuti-Budha-lagnesha, showing the spouse attunement to native's personality and purpose
  • bhava-12 distant lands, sanctuary, seclusion, culture gap. She a London-born and educated modernist while he a traditionally raised Damascus man.
  • 9th-from-7th-from-Chandra = Mesha-8. Asma's dad = cardiologist (Mesha physician) surgeon (8)
  • Shukra activates Rahu-Urisha [uchcha] 9 = global treasuries. Before marriage, Asma was working in investment banking.

Kuja-yuti-Shukra = rulers of 2 + 3 + 8 + 9

  • kalatra-karaka = beautifully balanced, harmony-seeking, athletic, competitive, bargainer. Kuja is often a forceful change-agent for Kanya nativities.
  • Surgeries (8) The feminine partner suffered breast cancer.
  • The couple were seen in her medical treatment rooms. His face expressed a calm concern. Her face appeared serene despite the invasive treatment (8).


Chandra in classroom-6 activates 6th-from-Chandra = war, slavery, servitude, injustice, exploitation, military affinity, emotionally attuned to conflict, expected conditions of disagreement

Chandra activates Karkata-11 Arudha Lagna economics, mass-movements, friendship networks

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

  • Mangala-Tula * vigorous pursuit of alliance * penetrating advocacy * thrust toward union * proactive bargaining * military negotiations * push toward terms of agreement * aggressive deal-making *energetic arbitration * athletic balancing * champion of fair contracts
  • Mangala in bhava-2 * vigorous orator * loudly lectures on values * pursuit of treasuries * competitive financial actions * innovative knowledge * energized face-voice-song * memorable speeches * sings and shouts * champion of literacy-reading * historic pronouncements * prone to shouting * forward drive toward capitalization * promotes conservation * hyperactive family dynamics * acquisitive conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Shukra * dual sexuality * energized bargaining * dynamic trading * masculine force joins feminine allure * kinetic sensuality * productive arrangements * competitive mating * vigorously balance-seeking in partnership * pursues diplomatic resolutions * innovative arrangements


Mangala-Tula ruling the powerful cluster in navamsha Vṛścika-10 could suggest a career in emergency medicine or advanced achievements in surgery. Affinity for poisons and for complex, dangerous environments

Mangala in bhava-2 family-of-origin occupies the patriarchal, ideological, doctrinal, paradigm-of-belief 9th-from-Chandra

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

lagnesha for Kanya radical lagna

= Asma's Chandra-Kanya

  • Budha-Simha * political communications * articulation of unique creativity * delivers celebratory announcements * manufacturers bright displays * explains celebrity entitlements * romantic messages * declares poetic adoration * delights in glittering phrases * manages entertainments * details the procedure for theatrical amusements * speaks with royal flamboyance * talks about gambling * plays intelligent games * hands-arms-shoulders send dramatic gestures
  • Budha in bhava-12 * narrative of mental sanctuary * talks about quietude * commerce of the hermitage * discusses interior spiritual guidance * speaks from invisible location * instructions on reflective contemplation * detailed descriptions of intimate privacy * diagrams the astral inner terrain * explainer of quiet prayer * imaginative siblings * communication with distant worlds * delivers information about clairsentience * skillfully defines the dreamworld * logical visions
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * amusing explanations * entertaining chatter * central roles in communication * brightly clear descriptions * dramatic enunciation * confidently delivers instruction * articulation of radiant certainty * political messenger * talkative father-figures


Budha lagnesha-karmesha rules Karakamsha Mithunaya-10

Busy Budha activates Mithunaya-10 = the political, theatrical, charming, attention-getting 5th-from-Chandra

Mithunaya = all types of media, propaganda, advertising, reports, scripted information, announcements.

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

  • Guru-Mithunaya * cheerful communication * many merchants * conversations about belief * doctrine of inclusive messaging * expansive evangelism * detailed guidance discussions * widens the scope of management * many documents * permission to report * multiple administrative projects
  • Guru in bhava-10 * many public responsibilities * multiple diverse leadership duties * numerous recognized teachings * principled guide of hierarchy * high visibility inspirational roles * reputation for faith * salient figure in ideology or theory * patron of benevolent regulations * numerous obligations * often a respected preacher-teacher * patriarchal ruler of social order * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be a doctrinal authority


Guru in bhava-10 rules

  • 4 = stability-seeking, nationalistic Dhanus = ideological foundations, sacred teachings, priesthood
  • 10th-from-10th Meena = social authority via consulting relationships with peer-advisors

Guru occupies the celebrated, sparkling5th-from-Chandra= charming, delightful, intelligent, radiantly confident, fashionable presentation

Guru-Mithunaya = widespread scope of communications, propaganda, planning, strategy, tactics, schedules.

Leadership consists largely of photographs, sound-byte media, slogans, cinematic presentations, advertising campaigns.

  • BA's benevolent image plastered on every surface, accompanied by good-news messaging slogans.
  • Internal attacks on citizens are characterized as improvements within a positive narrative of social reform.

Regime propaganda handled by a broad-vision team of marketing specialists

Shukra * svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wifely companion)

  • Shukra-Vanika [svakshetra + mūlatrikoṇa 1-10 deg] appreciation of negotiation * taste for balanced color schemes * attracted to beautiful designs * enjoys the company of designers * prefers adjustable partners * pleased by brokerage * equable alliances * artfully arranges agreements * bargains sweetly * harmonious mediation * match-making for equity * aesthetic of the fair-trade deal
  • Shukra-2 [svabhava] * seeks pleasure via gathered treasuries * enjoys banked assets * bargains toward collected equity * feminine-figures predominate the family * gracious storyteller * pretty preservations * balanced linguistic expression * beautiful voice * pleasing designs to adorn the face * aesthetics of mouth + jaw + teeth + hair * graceful neck * prefers historical values * appreciation of speech-and-song * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a banker-collector-historian-preserver
  • Shukra-yuti-Mangala * sweetened conquests * gracious competition * appreciation for pioneering innovation * aesthetic of sporting interactions * proactive negotiations * musical brother-figure * competitive contracts * accommodating sexuality * prefers relationships with energetic partners

Shukra-2 family-of-origin occupies the patriarchal, catechetical, ideological, doctrinal, paradigm-of-belief 9th-from-Chandra

Kalatra-karaka = Wifely figure = agent of stability and grace

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

  • [Purvabhadra] Shani-Kumbha [mūlatrikoṇa] 0-20 deg] heavy old economic systems * obliged to conform to marketplace rules * overburdened social linkage * structural compression upon skin-nerves-ankles * mandatory electro-magnetic networking * regulated revenues * lawfully distributed earnings * must materialize past-to-future gridwork * must sustain lowest-common-denominator connections * proletarian communities * conventional friendships * elderly mentors * slowly achieves social-material goals * scarce conductive resources * maintainer of old economies
  • Shani in Bhava-6 (beneficial) * 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 sector
  • Shani-yuti-Chandra [nishturabhashi yoga] social resistance to natural rhythms * imposition of pragmatic routines * delayed security * class-conscious mother * limited creature-comforts * parental policing * stubborn guilt * obligatory caretaking duties * emotional withholding * punitive parents * class-structured ethnicity * uncomfortable discipline * oppressed sensitivities * dries-freezes the flow of nourishing liquids * needs regulatory order * blocked feelings * must earn emotional affection


Shani activates Kumbha-6

Shani activates 5 = 12th-from-Chandra = children, politics, intelligence, creativity, games, speculative ventures, romance, drama

Shani activates 6 = medical conditions, military, conflict, toxicity, accusations, ministries of service

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

  • [Rohini] Rahu-Urisha [uchcha] * shimmering illusion of storage * craving for preserved collections * unorthodox banking * over-reaching acquisitions * preposterous accumulations * mesmerizing treasure-hoards * fabulous inventories * exotic food stores * amazing ship-holds * fascinating warehouses * mask of historic conservatism * intriguing acts of barreling * exaggerated cooperage * extravagant containment * tantalizing libraries * marvelous hoards of valuables * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of accrued wealth * entrancing lineage knowledge * thrilling speech-song * excitement of pricing * seeks privilege via value-keeper roles
  • Rahu in bhava-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 in bhava-9 [uchcha suggests an over-reaching father-figure. Passion for ideology, ambition for priesthood, desires fabulous treasury

Rahu in bhava-9 occupies the defensive, culturally-rooted, seasonal-calendar, routinized, patriotic, ethno-nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra

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

  • Ketu-Vṛścika [uchcha] * detached Witness to hidden empowerments * weird discoveries * empty secrets * eccentric identity changes * dissolute penetrations * fearless toward catastrophic change * disregards terror * ignores restriction on initiations * uncertain rebirth * releases a red-black cloud of exploratory initiatives into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-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

Ketu-Vṛścika = 10th-from-Chandra,

= a mysterious figure representing fog-shrouded secret power (Vṛścika hidden force).

Ketu makes the leadership power fragmented and ephemeral.

Ketu in classroom-3 = Potential for distracted thinking, disconnected from reality, mental illness.


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