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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 (BA age 34) in 1999


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-Sept-1965


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

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Krittika-Agneya * Pleyades * Riksya

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 nakshatrapathi 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 Zukra versus one-party autocratic singular nakshatrapathi 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 ."


Biographical Details matched to Vimshottari Dasha periods


Shani mahadasha * age birth until age 17.4

11-Sept-1965 Earth-birth in Damascus, Syria * Shani-Shani swabhukti ++ Sade-Sati

Apr-1966 until Jun-1968 = Janma Sade-Sati Meena-12

1988 (BA age 22) earned undergraduate degree in medicine from Damascus University, Begins work as a military physician. * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 4th-from-4th diploma

Budha Mahadasha * age 17.4 until age 34.4 = 1983-2000

1992 (BA age 26) moves to London to begin ophthalmology training * Budha-Mangala bhukti * Mangala lagnesha

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

Jan-1999 completes military leadership training. Awarded the rank of Colonel * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani karmesha leadership

Ketu Mahadasha * age 34.4 until age 40.4 = 2000-2007

10-Jun-2000 grieved the decease of father, President of Syria 1971-2000 = Hafez al-Assad * Ketu-Ketu swabhukti

17-July-2000 (BA age 35) assumed presidency of Syrian Arab Republic * Ketu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-yuti-Kuja * Zukra rules 7 = 10th-from-10th

Dec-2000 (BA age 35) exchanged the vows of Marriage-1 with Asma Akhras * Ketu-Zukra bhukti * transit R-K Mithunaya-Dhanuzya contact Mula-Dhanuzya swamsha

03-Dec-2001 * celebrated the birth of child-1 * Ketu-Surya bhukti * Surya putrapathi

Zukra Mahadasha * age 40.4 until age 60.4 = 2007-2027

27-May-2007 * (BA age 42) wins an additional 7-year term, with 97.6% of citizens voting Yes. * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra-yuti-Kuja lagnesha

2011 begin Civil War * Zukra-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 6th-from-Chandra ++ Shani Ashtamsha

06-Feb-2016 (BA age 51) grieved the decease of mother * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

Aug-2018 wife Asma begins medical treatment for breast cancer * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 12-hospitals

Distinctive features of the Nativity


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


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

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka


  • Purvaphalguni-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 * swabhava * 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

Surya rules 6th-from-Chandra = war, servitude, injustice, exploitation, military

the bright intelligence and media-savvy of bhava-5 Simha containing Surya-yuti-Budha would suggest that dad would be a person of sparkling celebrity charm and smiling smarts managing (Budha) all types of media, propaganda, advertising, and announcements. Hafez al-Assad was the master of political messaging.

Surya-yuti-Budha in Simha-5 while Budha rules 3 + 6 indicates a regal, fashionable, courtly lifestyle with photogenic (3) celebrity qualities even while war, oppression, crime rages on (6)

CAREER - Surya Leonis * al-Assad

Surya in bhava-5 central role, king. Replicates the father's roles.

glamorous, fashionable, regal Simha-5 contains photogenic, adolescent Surya-yuti-Budha

Surya-yuti-Budha engages BA in a strategic, tactical, public communications role. Budha rogesha war, medicine.

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 death, BA's marketing-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

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Meena * comforted by rhythmic ancestral guidance
  • Chandra in Uttara-bhadra-pada * 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 * rhythmic withdrawal from visibility * accustomed to private prayer * nested into secluded enclosures * acculturated to Other Worlds * soothed by imaginative inspiration * repeating pulse of intuition * anchored into sanctuary environments * undulating sleep


MARRIAGE partnership support expectations


Kuja-yuti-Zukra predicts two marriages

  • marriage-1
  • Kanya bhava-6 = Asma's Chandra-Kanya
  • medical conditions, conflict, ministries of service
  • Budha occupies the celebrated, sparkling 5th = charming, delightful, intelligent, radiantly fashionable presentation, but disease lurks underneath
  • 9th-from-Guru vyayapathi. Asma's dad = cardiologist, hospital surgeon (12)
  • Zukra rules Rahu-Urisha * uttama-2 = extraordinary family wealth. Asma was working in investment banking before marriage
  • Kuja-yuti-Zukra = Asma's powerful identity with her husband's personality. Similarly he (Kuja) is devoted to her.
  • Kuja randhresha residing in 7 also indicates a challenge of sudden unexpected changes

Zukra-yuti-Kuja ++ Zukra occupies a nakshatra of Kuja could suggest (does not confirm, but does suggest) a mixed-sexual orientation for this husband. Two avowed unions are predicted, and naturally the sexual element adds complexity to both partnerships.


Chandra in classroom-12 rules the political, theatrical, charming, attention-getting 5th-from-Chandra

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

lagnesha for Mesha radical lagna

  • Mangala-Thula * vigorous pursuit of alliance * creatively moving advocacy * thrust toward union * proactive bargaining * military negotiations * push toward terms of agreement * aggressive deal-making * energized mediation * champion of fair contracts
  • Mangala in bhava-7 * drive toward bargaining * pursuit of agreement * impatient with stagnant arrangements * invasive negotiation * diplomatic dynamics * energized contracts * innovative conquests * pushes toward liaison * invigorates alliances
  • Kuja-yuti-Zukra * dual sexuality * energized bargaining * dynamic trading * masculine force joins feminine allure * competitive mating * vigorously balance-seeking in partnership * pursues diplomatic resolutions * innovative arrangements

Mangala in bhava-7 rules Karakamsha Vrischika-8 secrecy, danger

Mangala-Thula ruling the powerful cluster in navamsha Vrischika-12 could suggest a career in emergency medicine or advanced achievements in surgery or dangerous hospital environements

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • 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 * central roles in communication * brightly clear descriptions * dramatic enunciation * confidently delivers instruction * articulation of radiant certainty * political messenger * talkative father-figures

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • 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, husband-figure may be a businessman-writer

Guru in bhava-3 propaganda Mithunaya communications, propaganda, planning, strategy, tactics, schedules

Guru in bhava-3 rules Dhanuzya-9 ideology, sacred teachings, priesthood = 10th-from-Chandra,

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

Propaganda campaigns

Governance strategies depend on extensive propaganda, including BA's image plastered on every surface .

Internal attacks on citizens are characterized as improvements within a positive narrative of social reform.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Vanika * swakshetra * 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 * arranges fair contracts * bargains sweetly * harmonious arrangements * match-making for equity * aesthetic of the fair-trade deal
  • Zukra-7 * swabhava * seeks pleasure via interpersonal relationships * enjoys contractual harmony * prefers adjustable partners * pleasing 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
  • Zukra-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

10th-from-10th = social authority via consulting relationships with advisors

Wifely figure = gent of stability and grace

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Kumbha * moolatrikona 0-20 deg * heavy old economic systems * obliged to conform to marketplace rules * pressure to maintain 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
  • Shani in Bhava-11 (beneficial) * steady time-structured goal achievements * must maintain connections with sustained effort * must regulate economic linkage * cautiously conventional friends * class-conscious social network * chronic pressure to achieve realistic goals * works hard for earnings * resists new associations * supports lawful distribution systems * accepts the reality of marketplace rules * community worker fatigue * rigidly dutiful socialite roles * elders maintain lawful community responsibilities

Shani rules Makara-10 Arudha Lagna leadership

Shani rules Kumbha-11 = 12th-from-Chandra = challenges for children, politics, intelligence, creativity, games, speculative ventures, romance

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

  • Rahu-Urisha * uttama * 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 swabhava of Suave Zukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks glamorous goods * 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 * mixed traditions * unconventional speech * shadowy interlopers infiltrate the family line * opportunistic second marriage * adventurous character of mother's elder sibling * unorthodox storytelling * thrilling libraries * ambitious hoard * speaks with shadowy implications * desires important evaluator roles * exotic foods * unusual breeds in animal herds * captivating collections * social mobility via language history of memory

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

  • Ketu-Vrizchika * uttama * 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-Vrizchika = a mysterious figure representing secret power == occupies the patriarchal, ideological, doctrinal, paradigm-of-belief 9th-from-Chandra


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