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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

Earthbody-Entry Saturday-11-Sept-1965


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

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Uttaraphalguni * Aryaman

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.

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 nakshatrapathi 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 private, sanctuary, or secluded location. May be an empowered politician according to the strengths of nakshatrapathi 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

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."


Biographical Details matched to Vimshottari Dasha periods


Guru Mahadasha * age birth until age 7.7

11-Sept-1965 Earth-birth in Damascus, Syria * Guru-Zukra bhukti ++ Sade-Sati

Shani mahadasha * age 7.7 until age 26.7

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

Budha Mahadasha * age 26.7 until age 43.7 = 1992-2009

1992 (BA age 26) moves to London to begin ophthalmology training * Budha-Budha swabhukti * budha karmesha profession + lagnesha identity

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

1994 * from London, BA is recalled to Syria to be groomed as father's successor (BA age 31) To establish military credibility in preparation for autocratic rule, BA enters military academy in Homs ** Budha-Budha swabhukti * budha karmesha leadership + lagnesha identity++ Sade-Sati

Jan-1999 completes military leadership training. Awarded the rank of Colonel * Budha-Surya * Surya rules 12 = 7th-from-Chandra = behind-the-scenes politics * Surya-yuti-Budha diploma

10-Jun-2000 grieved the decease of father, President of Syria 1971-2000 = Hafez al-Assad * Budha-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 12th-from-Surya

17-July-2000 assumed presidency of Syrian Arab Republic* Budha-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 11-goals, achievements

Dec-2000 exchanged the vows of Marriage-1 with Asma Akhras * Budha-Mangala bhukti * * Zukra-yuti-Kuja gives results of Zukra * transit R-K Mithunaya-Dhanuzya contact D-9 Mithunaya-Chandra

03-Dec-2001 * celebrated the birth of child-1 * Budha-Rahu bhukti

27-May-2007 * BA wins an additional 7-year term, with 97.6% of citizens voting Yes. * Budha-Shani bhukti * Shani in Bhava-6 crime rules 5-elections

Ketu Mahadasha * age 43.7 until age 50.7 = 2009-2016

2011 begin Civil War * Ketu-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 8-recolution ++ Shani Ashtamsha

06-Feb-2016 (BA age 51) grieved the decease of mother * Ketu-Budha chidradasha * * Surya-yuti-Budha * Sura rules 7th-from-Chandra

Zukra Mahadasha * age 50.7 until 70.7 = 2016-2036

Aug-2018 wife Asma begins medical treatment for breast cancer * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra rules 8th-from-7 ++ 8th-from-Zukra * dangerous conditions

Distinctive features of the Nativity


al-Assad April-2017 (age 52)


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

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Simha * Khaga * Khagaya * air-moving
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds * brightly contemplative * focus on seclusion * invisible light-source provides private guidance * intuitive entitlements * intelligence for interior prayer * eye on imagination * sparkling center of the clairsentient drama
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * speaks and gestures in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama and games * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals, power-politics, poetic love, and romance


Dad = Hafez al-Assad = rising from poverty, Dad became the Alawite-strongman enforced autocratic President of Syria from 1971 to 2000


Surya in bhava-12 suggests primarily background operations at the political level

Surya-yuti-Budha engages Budha lagnesha-karmesha, placing BA in a strategic, tactical, public communications role

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka


  • Chandra-Kumbha * comforted rhythmic pulsing network linkage
  • Chandra in Purvabhadra-pada pada 1-2-3 * comforted by expansive understanding * protectors of philosophical caretaking * soothed by charitable parenting needs to provide shelter for teachers * preaches a broad perspective on human needs
  • Chandra in classroom-6 * accustomed to nursing * calmed by caretaking * ill parents * comforted by humility * 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 formulaic remedies * soothed by medication * suffers repeating ailments * undulating imbalances
  • Somana-yuti-Shani * nishturabashi yoga * Emotionally constricted * pressured by punitive authority figures * sensitive to class boundaries * soothed by structure * needs rigid routines * heavy maternal workload * comfortable with elders * familiar with strict hierarchies * mother emotionally limited * needs rules * feels like a worker


Chandra rules 6th-from-Chandra

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations


  • bhava-12 fantast, imagination, foreign lands
  • glamorous, fashionable, regal Simha-12 contains photogenic, adolescent Surya-yuti-Budha
  • 9th-from-12th = bhava-8 Mesha. Arma's dad = cardiologist, hospital surgeon
  • Kuja-yuti-Zukra predicts two marriages
  • Zukra-2 shows that Asma A was working in investment banking sector when she and BA first met
  • Surya-yuti-Budha = Budha BA's lagnesha-karmesha = Asma's powerful identity with her husband's personality and leadership role, and her importance via Surya's charming, delightful, intelligent, radiantly fashionable presentation to the legitimacy (10) of BA's rule

the bright intelligence and media-savvy of bhava-12 Simha containing Surya-yuti-Budha would suggest that -Assad's first wife would be a person of sparkling celebrity charm and smiling smarts managing (Budha) all types of media, propaganda, advertising, and announcements.

The initial results for 7th-from-Chandra-6 marriage-1 typically produce a foreign-born (or deeply interiorized) spouse who may identify strongly with the socially-invisible classes at least partially because she is a dreamlike figure within the marriage.

Meanwhile, in this case, Surya-yuti-Budha in Simha-12 also indicates a regal, fashionable, courtly lifestyle with photogenic celebrity qualities. 7th-from-Chandra-6 often results in distancing, hospitalization, alienation, or long separations either physical or emotional.

6-12 alliances usually have a culture gap between the mates. It marks the first lifemate as a person overflowing with brilliant political intelligence who is nevertheless sidelined, sequestered, cloistered, or ignored. She may live in a beautifully appointed, regally elegant, political prison.

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.

emotional damage + relationship challenges

Chandra-6 rules Karkata-11 = 6th-from-Chandra


Chandra-6 rules Karkata-11 Arudha Lagna = economic earnings

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • 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-2 * drive toward values lineage, pursuit of treasuries, energized face-speech-song, champion of hoarding, competitive family prone to shouting, vigorous capitalization-banking, storage, assets, sporting approach toward finance, conservation, hyperactive family dynamics, acquisitive conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Zukra * dual sexuality * energized bargaining * dynamic trading * masculine force joins feminine allure * potential for aggressive mating * partnering actions * innovative arrangements

Mangala in bhava-2

a very strong cluster in navamsha Vrischika-10 could suggest a career in emergency medicine or advanced achievements in surgery or secret torture police or a career in military carnage

Zukra-yuti-Mangala (2, values, language) occupy the patriarchal, ideological, doctrinal, paradigm-of-belief 9th-from-Chandra

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


  • Budha-Simha * political communications * articulation of unique creativity * delivers announcements about celebration * manufacturers bright displays * explains celebrity entitlements * delivers messages about romance * 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 sanctuary, hermitage, quietude, interior spiritual guidance * describe reflective contemplation, discusses the astral inner terrain, explainer of private prayer, delivers instructions for communication with distant worlds, talks about clairsentience, dreams, and visions
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of radiant authority * message of willpower and charisma * confidently talkative father

Budha rules Karakamsha * bhava-10 Mithunaya communications, propaganda, planning, strategy, tactics, schedules

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Mithunaya * much communication * many merchants * conversations about belief * doctrine of inclusive messaging * expansive evangelism * detailed guidance discussions * widens the scope of management * many documents * repeating growth patterns * multiple administrative projects
  • Guru in bhava-10 * many public roles * multiple diverse leadership duties * numerous recognized teachings * much respect * broad social visibility * extensive reputation * numerous obligations * often a professor, preacher, philosopher, proselyte, presbyter, bishop, or priest * seen by the public as a patron of the social order

Guru in bhava-10 occupies the political, theatrical, charming, attention-getting 5th-from-Chandra

Ruler of 10th-from-10th occupies 10 = yoga for social authority via consulting relationships with advisors

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.

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 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 rules 10-legitimate governance

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Vanika * swakshetra * appreciation of negotiation * taste for balanced color schemes * attracted to beautiful designs + likes designers * preference for brokering roles * equable alliances * seeks the sweet balance of a favorable bargain * pleasures of harmonious arrangements * enjoys equity * aesthetic of the fair-trade deal
  • Zukra-2 * swabhava * pleasure of gathered treasures * enjoys banked assets * bargains toward collected equity; feminine-figures predominate the family * gracious storyteller * preserved * linguistic * voiced * * pleasing designs to adorn the face * mouth * jaw * neck * teeth * and hair * historical values * appreciation of speech-and-song
  • 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

Zukra rules the defensive, culturally-rooted, routine-loving, patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra Wifely figure = = an agent of stability and grace

Zukra-yuti-Mangala (2, values, language) occupy the patriarchal, ideological, doctrinal, paradigm-of-belief 9th-from-Chandra

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Kumbha * moolatrikona 0-20 deg * heavy old economic systems, obliged to conform to the marketplace rules, pressure to maintain social linkage, vital energy compression stress zone = skin-nerves, strictly imposed regulations for electro-magnetic networking, limitations on earnings distribution, must materialize past-to-future gridwork, must sustain lowest-common-denominator proletarian communities, rigidly slow elder friends and mentors, must continue to achieve social-material goals despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-6 (beneficial placement) * Structured, orderly, time-conscious enemies. One must serve the problematic. One must outlast the adversaries. Endurance in military siege. Tense digestion, Cautious, conventional crimes; chronic conditions of criticism and guilt; constitutional illness-injury syndromes; Physicians resist innovation. Heavy legacy pressure against change in disease condition. Service fatigue; burnout. Resentment toward new treatments or medications. Support for socially-approved dutiful roles as social worker or disadvantaged, healthworker or sick, pharmacist or drug addict, criminal or cop, debtor or loanmaker, underpaid or underpayer, victim or victimizer, slaver or slave.
  • Shani-yuti-Chandra * nishturabhashi yoga * resistance to protectors * pragmatic routines * class-conscious mother * limited creature-comforts, blocked nutrition, obligatory caretaking, emotional withholding * punitive parents * class-structured ethnicity * uncomfortable discipline * oppressed sensitivities * dried flow * needs rules + regulations * frozen feelings * strict foundational schooling * proletarian culture

Shani in Bhava-6 rules Makara-5 = 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 * unusual banking practices * over-reaching acquisitions * preposterous accumulations * mesmerizing treasure-hoards * fabulous inventories * exotic food stores * amazing ship-holds + warehouses * mask of historic conservatism * intriguing acts of barreling + cooperage + 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 values-fulfillment * seeks privilege via memory keeper-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-9 * passion for philosophy, preaching * in swabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual doctrine, theory, dharma, worldview. Rahu-9 desires a thrilling, important guidance role in catechesis, principled discourses of abstract ideas, ideology, philosophy, indoctrination. Extraordinary father-figure * ambitious professors * barrier-bending holy teachers * Thrives in culturally-mixed preaching environments, university, temple, sangha, congregation. Surreptitious attempt to appear as a global, humanistic, ideologically-framed agent of understanding. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a charitable philanthropist, a wisdom-purveyor, a proselyte of principled understanding, a guru-figure, a philosopher, or a globalist humanitarian. Rahu-9 trespasses the cultural boundaries of patronage, fatherhood, paradigm of belief. Exciting, opportunistic third marriage (if any).

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Vrizchika * uttama * detached Witness to hidden empowerments * incomplete discovery *empty secrets * dissolute penetrations * not limited by catastrophic change * disregards terror * ignores restriction on initiations * disinterested in rebirth * applies exploratory initiative to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-3 * absentee sibling, off-topic communications, disinterested in daily discourse, dissolved messaging boundaries, disregards conventional discussions, eccentric or esoteric modes of writing, irrelevance of the mental narrative. One abandons the management tasks, dismisses the standard explanations, walks away from the usual descriptions.

Ketu occupies 10th-from-Chandra, suggesting institutional legitimacy issues, along with international invalidation of BA's authority to govern.


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