only search B.P. Lama Jyotishavidya




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 [2000- ]


Bashar Hafez al-Assad


birth data from

tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


Agneya * Riksya * Karthika * Alcyone

BPL commentary

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

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of the Pleyades. Their purpose is confidence-raising and light-bringing in creative pursuit of values fulfillment.

Radiant Certainty

Agneya-born gentlemen are often found in politics, in gambling and speculation, or in creative finance. Natural dramatists, Riksya-born are brightly idealistic and self-directed seekers of attention.

Mesha pada 1 represents nakshatra-pati Surya's empowerment in romance and celebrity entitlements. In the rashi of Champion Mangala, sparkling Surya asserts radiant genius. Typically pada 1 are dramatists, politicians, royalty, celebrity, creative artists, and unique charismatic figures.

Vrishabha-Urisha-pada-2-3-4 express the tension between two-party bargainer Shukra versus one-party autocratic singular nakshatra-pati Surya. Often the intelligence of pada 2-3-4 is focused into the Values-fulfilling sectors of banking and finance, natural resource conservation, music, wines and perfumes, arts, and beauty. Depending on [Yogakaraka] Shani ruler of 9+10, the Vrishabha pada of Krittika have a stronger propensity toward government positions.

Themes of self-importance, individual entitlement, creativity, and confidence may contextualize Krittika's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Krittika-Pleyades

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 80

"A proud, dignified, and honorable person

  • - an executive type.

He is very ambitious and eager for power

  • and has the ability to achieve his desires.

He has an innate sense of the importance of his destiny .

He expects everything to come to him as his due

  • and usually gets what he sets out to obtain ."



Mr.+ Mrs. Assad in 2011, at onset of Syrian Civil War

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

Shani mahadasha * age birth until age 17.4

11-Sep-1965 Earth-birth in Damascus, Syria * Shani-Shani svabhukti ++dvadasa Sade-Sati

Apr-1966 until Jun-1968 Janma Sade-Sati Meena[12]Oct-1982 until Dec-1984 Shani ashtamsha via Tula [7]

Budha Mahadasha * age 17.4 until age 34.4 [1983-2000]

1988 [BA age 22] earned undergraduate degree in medicine from Damascus University. Begins work as a military physician. * Budha-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rules 7-diploma

1992 [BA age 26] moves to London to begin ophthalmology training * Budha-Mangala bhukti * Kuja rules 8-surgery

21-Jan-1994 [BA age 30] BA's elder brother Bassel, the presidential heir-apparent, is killed in car crash * Budha-Rahu bhukti ++ dvadasa 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-Rahu bhukti ++ dvadasa Sade-Sati

Jun-1995 until Apr-1998 Janma Sade-Sati Meena [12]

Jan-1999 completes military leadership training. Awarded the rank of Colonel * Budha-Surya bhukti [Surya-yuti-Budha] karmesha leadership ++ dvithya Sade-Sati

Ketu Mahadasha * age 34.4 until age 41.4 [2000-2007]

10-Jun-2000 [BA age 35] grieved the decease of father, the 30-yr President of Syria [1971-2000] = Hafez al-Assad * Ketu-Ketu svabhukti * Ketu-8 identity change

17-Jul-2000 [BA age 35] assumed presidency of Syrian Arab Republic * Ketu-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rules uchcha-Rahu in bhava-2 = family dynasty

Dec-2000 [BA age 35] exchanged the vows of marriage-1 with Asma Akhras * Ketu-Shukra bhukti * transit R-K Mithuna-Dhanus contact Mula-Dhanus svamsha

03-Dec-2001 [BA age 36] celebrated the birth of child-1 * Ketu-Surya bhukti * Surya putra-pati

Shukra Mahadasha * age 41.4 until age 61.4 = [2007-2027]

27-May-2007 [BA age 42] wins an additional 7-year term, with 97.6% of eligible citizens voting Yes. Shukra-Shukra svabhukti * Shukra rules uchcha-Rahu in bhava-2 = family dynasty

Nov-2011 until Nov-2014 Shani ashtamsha via Tula [7]

2011 [BA age 46] begin Syrian Civil War * Shukra-Surya bhukti * [Surya-yuti-Budha] Budha rogesha war ++ Shani Ashtamsha [7]

06-Feb-2016 [BA age 51] grieved the decease of mother * Shukra-Rahu bhukti

Aug-2018 [BA age 53] wife Asma begins medical treatment for breast cancer * Shukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 6th-from-Shukra-Vanika = ailment of wife

Mar-2025 until Jun-2027Janma Sade-Sati Meena [12]

Jan-2041 until Dec 2043 Shani ashtamsha via Tula

Distinctive features of the Nativity


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

[svabhava] [svakshetra]

[mūlatrikoṇa if within 1-10 deg]

[bright center of political entertainments]

[intelligence for winning games]

[celebrated entitlement to display creative genius]

[camera focus on individuality]

[father may be a famed central figure]


[Atmakaraka father, political power, entitlement, creativity, confidence, drama]



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

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

Surya-Simha royal entitlements

  • Simha intelligence, fashion, glitter, sparkle, drama, loves the camera.
  • the bright intelligence and media-savvy propaganda of Simha containing [Surya-yuti-Budha] suggests that dad would be a person of sparkling celebrity charm and smiling smarts [Budha]

[Pūrvaphalgunī-4] sparkling beauty, pleasant charm

Surya rules [6th-from-Chandra] , showing father's misalignment with the mother.

Hafez al-Assad was a master of political messaging.

  • Dad developed the positive-news saturation marketing model that has maintained the regime for 50 years.
  • Surya-yuti-Budha in Simha-5 indicates Dad's regal, fashionable, courtly presence with photogenic [Budha] celebrity qualities

BA has followed in dad's footsteps, sustaining regal entitlements via relentless advertising, photographic imagery [Budha] and pageantry [Surya]


Surya in bhava-5 combines with ruler of 3-6 Budha-Simha A naturally entitled celebrity like his father BA is nonetheless a complex figure due to [3] mental health [6] physical health. Enemies within and without.

Replicates the father's roles with added emphasis on strategic, tactical marketing communications [3,Budha] and skillfully uses modern media propaganda as a tool of kingship.

Syria-Pres 1965- ophthalmologist Bashar al-Assad stepped into the regime-defining cult of personality that was created by his father

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]

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

Charming, gracious [Pūrvaphalgunī-4] [Surya-yuti-Budha] creates a celebrity in the media-constructed role of nice-guy, while due to Surya rules and occupies the [6th-from-Chandra] , war, corruption, oppression, and crime rages on


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[localizing bandhesha for Mesha indriya-lagna]


[Uttarabhadra-1] = [navamsha Chandra-Simha] intuitively political


  • [Chandra-Meena] comforted by ancestral guidance * settled into rhythmic intuition * needs contemplative sanctuary
  • [Chandra in Uttarabhadra-Andromeda] soothed by wisdom systems * compassionate protectors of hierarchical rules * needs to provide orderly guidance
  • [Chandra in classroom-12] draws comfort from dreams * familiar with ancestor guidance * accustomed to private prayer * nested into secluded enclosures * needs to fantasize * acculturated to Other Worlds * soothed by imaginative inspiration * repeating pulse of intuition * anchored by contemplation * seeks protective sanctuary * comfortable with isolation * undulating sleep * mother may be unavailable, withdrawn, reflective, sleepy, a researcher


Chandra in classroom-12 Mom was a quiet background figure during dad's ascent to power via military force. 6/8 angle between Chandra-Surya suggest friction and misalignment between the parents.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


Asma's Chandra-Kanya occupies 7th-from-Chandra-Meena

  • marriage-1
  • Kanya helper, assistant, ministries of service, medical mentality
  • bhava-6 clinics, human services, attunement to poverty, servitude, exploitation, pollution
  • Asma's dad = wealthy investor = 9th-from-7th-from-Chandra in classroom-12 = Rahu-Urisha .
  • Shukra rules Rahu-Urisha [uchcha] 2 = treasuries. Before marriage, Asma worked in investment banking .

Kuja-yuti-Shukra predicts two marriages

Ruler of 8 occupies 7

Kuja-yuti-Shukra = rulers of 1 + 2 + 7 + 8

  • kalatra-karaka = beautifully balanced, harmony-seeking, athletic, competitive, bargainer. Kuja is often a forceful change-agent for Kanya nativities.



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

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Mesha indriya-lagna]

[mysterious-revealing randhresha for Mesha indriya-lagna]


  • [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-7] drive toward bargaining * pursuit of agreement * impatient with stagnant arrangements * invasive negotiation * pushy partners * diplomatic dynamics * energized contracts * innovative conquests * pushes toward liaison * invigorates alliances
  • [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



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

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[dutiful-commanding karmesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[Budha-yuti-Surya ]


  • [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-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



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-3] many messages * extensive commerce * many photographs * numerous publications * several collaborators * multiple transactions * many tours * frequent business trips * many sales * numerous discussions * much detailed interaction * extensive planning operations * variety of ensemble performances * evangelistic growth * so many meetings * patron of communications technologies * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be a businessman-writer-announcer


many announcements, much propaganda Guru in bhava-3 rules

  • bhava-12 distant lands, sanctuary, seclusion, culture gap.

Guru in bhava-3 occupies the defensive, culturally-rooted, seasonal-calendar, routinized, patriotic, ethno-nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra

the regime is reinforced by massive propaganda of photo-advertising on every available surface, songs, slogans

Visual imagery of BA's face is plastered onto every flat surface. Slogans about enlightened leadership + reports of social improvements = repeated with high frequency over all communication channels (3).


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



[Malavya Yoga]

[karako bhavo nashto for wife-partner-adviser]

[lifemate may be a gracious attorney-advocate-bargainer-broker]

[pleasantly accommodating negotiations]

[Chitra-4 mūlatrikoṇa]


  • [Shukra-Vanika] 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-7] seeks pleasure via interpersonal relationships * enjoys contractual harmony * prefers adjustable partners * lovely designs to adorn the lower back * kidney-adrenal over-use * often too much sugar * sensual genitalia * gracious advisers * balanced mutual agreement * fair financial arrangements * appreciation of equity * pleasurable deal-making * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be an advocate-counselor-attorney
  • [Shukra-yuti-Mangala] sweetened conquests * gracious competition * appreciation for pioneering innovation * aesthetic of sporting interactions * proactive negotiations * musical brother-figure * competitive contracts * accommodating dual sexuality * prefers relationships with energetic partners


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


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


[must maintain social-economic systems]


  • [Shani-Kumbha] heavy old economic systems * obliged to conform to marketplace rules * responsible scientific work * 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-11] 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 in Bhava-11 economics, mass-movements, friendship networks

Shani rules Makara-10 Arudha Lagna

systems governance Shani in Bhava-11


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



  • [Rahu-Urisha] 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-2] passion for precious treasuries * in svabhava of Suave Shukra, 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 * unusual alimony * ambitious hoard * mixed-language vocabulary * desires important evaluator roles * exotic foods * non-native breeds *captivating collections * social mobility via values + heritage + memory


[uchcha] [Rahu in bhava-2] has an ambitious passion for treasuries. Both BA and his first lifepartner hail from exceptionally well-capitalized families [2]

Rahu tends to provide the results of His ruler Shukra-7


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

[dissociated from crisis]

[disconnected from traumatic shock]


  • [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-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


Ketu Mahadasha * age 34.4 until age 41.4 [2000-2007]

Ketu-Vṛścika tends to produce the effects of His ruler, Mangala in bhava-7


How Readings Work] [Sample Sacred Jewels Ratna Recommendation] [Seva]

Om_mani.jpgfile update = 17-Oct-2021

Copyright 1994-2024 by Barbara Pijan Lama [Contact] [How to Request a Jyotishavidya Reading]

Barbara Pijan Lama Jyotishavidya Vedic Astrology Surya Sun Chandra Moon Mangala Mars Budha Mercury Guru Jupiter Shukra Venus Shani Saturn Rahu Ketu Graha Planets Dasha Timeline Calendar Nakshatra Navamsha Marriage Children Treasury Career Spiritual Wisdom Cycles of re-Death and re-Birth

The information on , including all readings and reports, is provided for educational purposes only. Wishing you every happiness and continuing success in studies!