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Governor of California [2011-2019]

California Attorney General [2007-2011]

Mayor of Oakland [1999-2007]

Governor of California [1975-1983]

Jerry Brown

a.k.a. Edmund Gerald Brown, Jr.

Earth-birth Thursday-07-Apr-1938


Governor of California [1975-1983] + [2010-2018]

attorney-general California

Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown


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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 ."


Jerry Brown photographed by Richard Avedon, 1975


Jerry Brown in 1980 [JB age 42]

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha Calendar

Guru Mahadasha * age birth until age 7.4

07-Apr-1938 Earth-birth in San Francisco, California, USA * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 5-politics

Aug-1943 until Sep-1945 Janma Sade-Sati Mithunaya-2

Shani mahadasha * age 7.4 until age 26.4

Aug-1956 [JB age 18] entered Sacred Heart Novitiate, a Jesuit priest-training seminary * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra lagnesha identity + Shukra-12 sanctuary

1960 [JB age 22] left the Jesuit priesthood novitiate * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates 3-

1961 [JB age 23] earned BA Classics from college of UC-Berkeley * Shani-Mangala bhukti * Kuja activates 7 = 4th-from-4th diploma

1964 [JB age 25] earned law diploma from Yale Law School * Shani-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-7 law

Budha Mahadasha * age 26.4 until age 43.4

Nov-1969 [JB age 31] begin political-elections career. Elected to the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees, placing first in a field of 124. * Budha-Budha svabhukti * Budha activates 5-politics

Nov-1970 [JB age 32] elected California Secretary of State * Budha-Ketu bhukti * Ketu-1 identity

Jun-1973 until Jul-1975 Janma Sade-Sati Mithunaya-2

Nov-1974 [JB age 36] elected Governor of California [first term] ; served 8 years * Budha-Surya bhukti [Surya-yuti-Shani]gives effect of Shani karmesha

1976 [JB age 38] Democratic candidate for USA president * national election ultimately won by Jimmy Carter - Budha-Mangala bhukti * Mangala activates 7 arrangements + 12 = 8th-from-5-politics

Nov-1978 [JB age 40] re-elected Governor of California [second term] * Budha-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-7 partnerships

Ketu Mahadasha * age 46.5 until 53.5

Shukra Mahadasha * age 50.4 until age 70.4

1992 [JB age 54] leading candidate for Democratic nomination. Candidate was ultimately POTUS-42 My Life 1946- Bill Clinton - Shukra-Shukra svabhukti * Shukra lagnesha

16-Feb-1996 [JB age 56] grieved decease of father, former California Governor Pat Brown * Shukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates 7th-from-9th

Nov-1998 [JB age 58] elected Mayor of Oakland, California. Served 8 years. * Shukra-Mangala bhukti * Mangala activates 7-partnerships

Jul-2002 until Sep-2004 Janma Sade-Sati Mithunaya-2

09-May-2002 [JB age 64] grieved the decease of mother Bernice Layne Brown * Shukra-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 7th-from-Chandra++ Sade-Sati

18-Jun-2005 [JB age 67] consecration of marriage-1-of-1 [mate's age 47] Shukra-Shani bhukti * Shani activates Kumbha Svamsha - gochara R-K via Simha-Kumbha contact navamsha R-K

06-Nov-2006 [JB age 68] elected California Attorney General * Shukra-Shani bhukti * Shani karmesha yogakaraka

Nov-2010 [JB age 72] re-elected Governor of California [third term] ; served 8 years * Shukra-Ketu chidra-dasha * Ketu-1 identity, recognized personality

Surya Mahadasha * age 70.4 until age 76.4

Nov-2014 [JB age 76] re-elected Governor of California [fourth term] Surya-Shani bhukti * Shani karmesha yogakaraka

Chandra Mahadasha * age 79.5 until age 89.5

Jan-2019 [JB age 80] completed service as Governor of California * Chandra-Mangala bhukti


Jerry Brown in 2010

A highly private person holding highly public roles

Bhava-12 contains the rulers of 1 + 2 + 5 + 7 + 8 + 12,

These six bhava-pati occupy the awkward and disagreeable 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu AND Rahu occupies the [6th-from-Chandra] .

Why no national wins?

JB's track record shows a highly capable leader , and one widely recognized after decades of holding high-visibility [10] government [10] positions.

JB's dad, Pat Brown, held the California governorship before young Jerry started doing the job, and the father's respectability Surya-yuti-Shani contributed a great deal to the son's reputation in the world of law and policy * yogakaraka Shani activates 10 + 11

Known as a budget-minder and a legal expert, JB won elections to various important civic offices in California -- whose population is greater than the nation of Canada. JB has won the Governorship multiple times, been voted State's Attorney-General, was a two-term Mayor of the populous city of Oakland.

Multiple failed bids for national elected office.

Unlike many USA politicians who used their recognition from California politics as a launching pad to project themselves into elite roles in Washington D.C., JB never won a national level election. His candidacy failed in US Senate bids. Several bids failed to win the Democratic nomination for POTUS. This despite JB's name and image being well recognized across many sections of the USA voter demographic.

Not contentious

Brown never encountered serious animosity or disagreement at the state level. But problems arose at the national-level. The support that he needed both financially and from the essential base of volunteer campaigners did not adequately materialize. He disagreed with his advisors [Mangala-12 rules 7] .

Moonbeam * too liberal, too visionary, too generous, too academic [Guru-10]

In the culture of national elections, JB projected an image of extreme liberalism. His youthful idealism that appeared sensualized and self-indulgent [Shukra-yuti-Budha] and Shukra-yuti-Mangala.

As part of the polarized young-innovators-against-old-bigots cultural debates of the later decades of the 20th century, JB's campaign rhetoric [Budha] evoked a cultural-war polarity of old-industrialist vs. new technology-economists Budha-yuti-Mangala.

JB = a man far ahead of his time, who could be recognized and rewarded for his leadership abilities in a progressive electorate like California. Yet, sadly, the broader USA was not ready for JB.

Prominent features of the nativity


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

[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[income via land ownership]

[wisely radiating socially connected imagination]

[intelligence for intuitive revenues]

[celebrated entitlement for philosophically guided earnings]

[political focus on visionary economics]

[entitled certainty via prayerful community]

[usually is the eldest child]

[bright center of linked sanctuaries]



  • [Surya-Meena] Bhaskara * the illuminator * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the expansively visionary rashi of Brihaspati
  • [Surya in bhava-11] center of community * genius for associative systems * radiates through the gridwork * entitled to work-and-earn * network intelligence * focus on interlinked ecologies * uniquely creative marketplace revenues * exemplifies knotting-netting-knitting connectivity * distributed light * eye on friendships * celebrated by crowds * sparkling center of social-economic drama* father may be an earner-socialite-organizer
  • [Surya-yuti-Shani] confidently lawful * bright regulator * entitled to impose order * politically intelligent authority-figures * radiantly systematic * sober hierarchical strict father-figure * cautiously orderly expression of the spiritual rays of the Sun * limited entertainments * creatively disciplined


[Surya in bhava-11] occupies Meena-11 =10th-from-Chandra


Dad = California Governor Pat Brown


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[busy-communicative bhratru-pati for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[comfort by explaining collections]

[familiar with historical discourse]

[needs values-based messaging]

[settled into rhythmic commercial communications]

[needs to make heritage-preserving announcements]

[articulate familiar voice of language traditions]

[mother may be businesswoman, financial manager, values interpreter]


[Punarvasu-2] [navamsha Chandra-Urisha] intuitively sensitive preserving values-heritage

  • [Chandra-Mithuna] comforted by messaging * settled into rhythmic communications * needs to talk
  • [Chandra in Punarvasu] soothed by restoration of abundance * protectors of sensitive wise instruction * needs descriptive explanation
  • [Chandra in classroom-2] comfort in collections * familiar with history * needs to tell stories * accustomed to storage * nourished by heritage knowledge * settled into the rhythm of languages * feels the repeating pulse of inventory counting * emotionally attuned to accumulated values * calmed by conservation * undulating voice * intuits the incantations * acculturated to sound-speech-song * mother may be a traditionalist, historian, librarian, singer



Mom =

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


  • bhava-8 secrecy

yuvati-pati Kuja-yuti-Shukra ++ [Kuja-yuti-Budha] generally prefers privacy in marital matters. JB had a number of high-profile romances during his extended governance career. He married at age 66.

Bhava-8 indicates a secretive partner, one who disdains the limelight. Even during KB's later career phase, his partner eschewed publicity.


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



[Atmakaraka] innovation, challenger competition, contests, progress, advance, championship

[Ruchaka Yoga]



[Yogakaraka] for Karkata indriya-lagna]

  • [Mangala--Mesha * vigorous pursuit of dominance * straightforward dynamic actions * competitive winner * propulsive battering weaponry * push toward conquest * pioneering vitality * hot yang-energy * thrusting force * forward-driving movement * champion of innovation
  • [Mangala in bhava-10] drive toward high position * pursuit of social authority * fights for rank * pushes upward gaining status * invasive regulation * hierarchical dynamics * dominating executive roles * energized governing conquests * champion of leadership elites
  • [Kuja-yuti-Budha] vigorous debate * energized explanations * boisterous broadcasting * dynamic reporting * outgoing force joins messaging signal * forward thrusting gestures * competitive speech * forceful writing
  • [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 activates + occupies Vṛścika 10th-navamsha

Mangala activates Vṛścika-7 Karakamsha = deal-making

Moving Mangala occupies the profitable, networked, community-linkage 11th-from-Chandra

  • JB's unprecedented four terms as California Governor indicates his ability to dominate the competition, bring innovation into governance mechanism, and guide the crucial military component of the California economy.


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

[collecting-preserving dhanesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[witty-creative vidya-pati for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[imaginative pioneering narrative of competitive innovation]





  • [Budha-Mesha] innovative communications * pioneering pronouncement * articulation of dynamic movement * discusses physical experience * vigorous descriptive explanations * growth-challenging conversation * messages about contests * vocabulary of vitality * hands-arms-shoulders send competitive gestures, dominating gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-12] narrative of 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-Mangala] competitive communications * scripted actions * impatient conversations * potential for sexualized messaging * penetrating explanations * direct instruction * signals forward action * pioneering movement * outspoken opinions * talkative brother-figures
  • [Budha-yuti-Shukra] explainer of balanced arrangements * diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking discussions * manual adjustments * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners


Bantering Budha occupies the profitable, networked, community-linkage 11th-from-Chandra

known as Governor Moonbeam throughout his first two governorship terms, JB's personal history as a former monastic novice priest and his proclivity for spiritual retreat, along with a general vocabulary [Budha] of compassion tended to erode [12] his capacity for tough leadership. Yet, in the second phase [his third and fourth governor terms] Budha + Mangala had fully matured, allowing the more pragmatic internationalism of bhava-12 to improve his effectiveness.


dhava-karaka [husband] bahuta-karaka [variety]

[mysterious-initiatory randhresha for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[friendly-gainful vriddhi-pati for Urisha indriya-lagna]


[Dhanistha-3] [navamsha Guru-Tula] intuitively generously expansive bargaining-including trade partnerships

[Guru-10 parivartamsha Shani-11]

  • [Guru-Kumbha] much networking * hope for the future * many marketplaces * optimistic about big associations * permission to connect * scientific beliefs * doctrine of economic linkage * distributed guidance * expands the scope of social participation * multiple communities and friendships
  • [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 * public patron of enlightened social order * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be a doctrinal authority


Brihaspati activates Arudha lagna = Meena-11-community, economic linkage, social participation


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

[Harsha Yoga]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]


[Aśvini-3] [navamsha Shukra-Mithuna] intuitively harmonizing detailed process communication



  • [Shukra-Mesha] appreciation of direct movement * likes innovation * aesthetic of physicality * attracted to champions * pleasures of conquest * kinetic sensuality * prefers a lithely sporting partner * sweetly competitive * aristocratic agreements
  • [Shukra-12] seeks imaginative pleasure * private sensuality * values spiritually guided partnership * gracefully intuitive feminine-figures * agreeable sleep * visions of contemplative harmony * enjoys beautiful sanctuaries * aesthetic designs to adorn the feet * likes meditations * appreciation of Other Worlds * attracted to quiet spaces * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be contemplative-foreign-isolated-researcher
  • [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
  • [Shukra-yuti-Budha] sweetened messages * gracious explanations * talented in singing-songwriting * articulate negotiations * advocates for reasoning process * talkative feminine-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort collaborative harmony * enjoys the company of students * detailed contracts * prefers logical arrangements


Shukra-12 aesthetically prefers a quiet, secluded environment

Calif-Gov 1938- Moonbeam Jerry Brown took monastery retreats regularly + for several years entered the cloistered seminary of the monastic Jesuit priesthood

Sweet-seeking Shukra occupies the profitable, networked, community-linkage 11th-from-Chandra


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


[Yogakaraka philosophical-guiding dharmesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[Yogakaraka dutiful-governing karmesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]


[Uttarabhadra-4] [navamsha Shani-Vrischika] intuitively structured change-resistant obligation to maintain hidden assets lawful secrets


[Shani-11 parivartamsha Guru-10]

  • Shani-Meena * oppressive dreams * socially responsible imagination * fear of vast waters * required immersion * must use symbolic images * aging affects the bedroom * structural compression upon the feet * strictly imposed sanctuary * endures proletarian prayer * slow elder diviners * limited access to ancient ancestor guides * pragmatically constrained intuition * must sustain the astral resonance * scarce contemplative resources * maintainer of old interior visions
  • [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-yuti-Surya] social resistance to individual creativity * pragmatic politics * class-conscious father * limited unearned entitlements * delayed [but not denied] romance * conventionalized theatrical displays * restrained flamboyance * disciplined intelligence * cautious willpower * socially-approved expressions of divine brilliance


Shanaicarya rules

  • 9-ideology, sacred teachings, paradigm of belief
  • 0-social ordering, governance, hierarchical position

Shani activates Kumbha Svamsha


Shani-11 activates 11th-from-11th [9]


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

  • [Rahu-Vṛścika] shimmering illusion of mystery * craving for rebirthed identity * expedient gains from dangerous threats * extravagantly explosive hidden forces * preposterous camouflage * mesmerizing power of rejuvenation * fabulous surgeries * exotic secret initiations * mask of deep inner transformations * fascinating arcane knowledge * over-reaching intrigue * marvelous hidden liaisons * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of healing shakti * thrilling emergency intervention * seeks privilege via revelatory disclosures * amazingly shocking insights * self-promotion via exciting discovery-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-7] passion for partnership * in svabhava of Suave Shukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks opportunistic arrangements * strategic use of the law-courts * expediently amplified bargains * extraordinary relationships * extravagant promises * outsider who cleverly insinuates into partnerships * astounding advisors * unorthodox negotiations * marvellous match-making * thrilling surge of brokered agreement * non-standard pacts * surprisingly advantageous loop-holes * exaggerated equity * unusual exchange valuation * sweet mirage of fair treatment * enthralling mixed-culture treaties * may pose as an impartial counselor * disguised as a deal-maker * mesmerizing diplomat * appears as a pleasant advocate * social mobility sought via convenient contracts


Rahu-Vṛścika drishti upon the bhava 11 + 1 + 3 = drishti to Surya-Shani, Ketu-1, Karkata-3

Rahu in bhava-7 occupies the emotionally conflicted [6th-from-Chandra]

  • During his first two terms as California Governor, 1975-1982, Jerry Brown's dating relationships became "tabloid fodder" and thus the topic of much public awareness.


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


  • [Ketu-Urisha] financially dissociates from collections * breaks-up compulsive acquisition * incomplete containment * dissolved treasury * disregards conventional valuations * not limited by historical knowledge * incoherent lineage * ignores restriction on speech-voice-sight * releases a rich blue cloud of hoarded goods into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-1] eccentric expression of the fleshly container * oddly unique identity * ambivalent toward kinetic movement * incoherent embodiment * other-defined chameleon * surrenders individual completeness * identity depends upon Important Others [Rahu-7] * liberation via abdication of birthrights


A visionary meditator, Governor Brown acquired the moniker Governor Moonbeam. Despite a lifetime of capable performance in elite governance roles, the silly name has stuck with him.


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