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
a.k.a. Bashar Hafez al-Assad
a.k.a. Bashar Hafiz Wahsh al-Assad
President of Syria [2000- ]
Bashar Hafez al-Assad
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bashar_al-Assad
tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya
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Agneya * Riksya * Karthika * Alcyone
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.
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
He is very ambitious and eager for power
He has an innate sense of the importance of his destiny .
He expects everything to come to him as his due
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
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 
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 
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 
Jan-2041 until Dec 2043 Shani ashtamsha via Tula
Distinctive features of the Nativity
pitri-karaka [father] jyoti-karaka [light]
[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]
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
[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.
BA has followed in dad's footsteps, sustaining regal entitlements via relentless advertising, photographic imagery [Budha] and pageantry [Surya]
OUTCOMES - 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  mental health  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]
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
Kuja-yuti-Shukra predicts two marriages
Ruler of 8 occupies 7
Kuja-yuti-Shukra = rulers of 1 + 2 + 7 + 8
OUTCOMES - CHANDRA
bhratru-karaka [brother] virya-karaka [virile]
OUTCOMES - KUJA
jamayah-karaka [sibling] sandeza-karaka [message] * zisya-karaka [student]
OUTCOMES - BUDHA
dhava-karaka [husband] bahuta-karaka [variety]
OUTCOMES - BRIHASPATI
many announcements, much propaganda Guru in bhava-3 rules
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]
[karako bhavo nashto for wife-partner-adviser]
[lifemate may be a gracious attorney-advocate-bargainer-broker]
[pleasantly accommodating negotiations]
OUTCOMES - SHUKRA
Kalatra-karaka = Wifely figure = agent of stability and grace
duro-karaka [endurance] * jara-karaka [Jahre, years]
[must maintain social-economic systems]
OUTCOMES - SHANI
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]
OUTCOMES - RAHU
[uchcha] [Rahu in bhava-2] has an ambitious passion for treasuries. Both BA and his first lifepartner hail from exceptionally well-capitalized families 
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]
OUTCOMES - KETU
Ketu Mahadasha * age 34.4 until age 41.4 [2000-2007]
file update = 17-Oct-2021
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