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2011-2019 * Governor of California

2007-2011 * California Attorney General

1999-2007 * Mayor of Oakland

1975-1983 * Governor of California

Jerry Brown

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

Earthbody-Entry Thursday-07-Apr-1938


Governor of California 1975-1983 + 2010-2018 * Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown * 1938-

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

Krittika * Pleyades * Riksya * Agneya

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

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

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha Calendar


Jerry Brown in 1980

Guru Mahadasha * age birth until age 7.4

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

Shani mahadasha * age 7.4 until age 26.4

Aug-1956 entered Sacred Heart Novitiate, a Jesuit priest-training seminary * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra lagnesha identity + Zukra-12 sanctuary

1960 left the Jesuit priesthood novitiate * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 3-

1961 earned BA Classics from college of UC-Berkeley * Shani-Mangala bhukti * Kuja rules 7 = 4th-from-4th diploma

1964 earned law diploma from Yale Law School * Shani-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-7 law

Budha Mahadasha * age 26.4 until age 43.4

Nov-1969 begin political-elections career. Elected to the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees, placing first in a field of 124. * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha rules 5-politics

Nov-1970 elected California Secretary of State * Budha-Ketu bhukti * Ketu-1 identity

Nov-1974 elected Governor of California (first term); served 8 years * Budha-Surya bhukti * Surya-yuti-Shani gives effect of Shani karmesha

1976 Democratic candidate for USA president * national election ultimately won by POTUS-39 Talking Peace 1924- Jimmy Carter * Budha-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 7 arrangements + 12 = 8th-from-5-politics

Nov-1978 re-elected Governor of California (second term)* Budha-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-7 partnerships

Ketu Mahadasha * age 46.5 until 53.5

Zukra Mahadasha * age 50.4 until 70.4

1992 (JB age 54) leading candidate for Democratic nomination. Candidate was ultimately POTUS-42 My Life 1946- Bill Clinton * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra lagnesha

16-Feb-1996 grieved decease of father, former Governor Pat Brown * Zukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 7th-from-9th

Nov-1998 elected Mayor of Oakland, California. Served 8 years. * Zukra-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 7-partnerships

09-May-2002 grieved the decease of mother Bernice Layne Brown (JB age 64) * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 7th-from-Chandra++ Sade-Sati

18-Jun-2005 exchange of vows in marriage-1 (JB age 67, mate's age 47) * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules Kumbha swamsha * gochara R-K via Simha-Kumbha contact navamsha R-K

06-Nov-2006 elected California Attorney General * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani karmesha yogakaraka

Nov-2010 elected Governor of California (third term); served 8 years * Zukra-Ketu chidradasha * Ketu-1 identity, recognized personality

Surya Mahadasha * age 70.4 until 76.4

Nov-2014 re-elected Governor of California (fourth term) * Surya-Shani bhukti * Shani karmesha yogakaraka

Chandra Mahadasha * age 79.5 until 89.5

Jan-2019 completed service as Governor of California * Chandra-Mangala bhukti

Prominent features of the nativity


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 rules 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 * Zukra-yuti-Budha and Zukra-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.

He was 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.

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Meena * Bhaskara * the illuminator
  • Surya in bhava-11 * center of community * radiates through large-group associations * brightly iconic earnings * intelligence for networks * focus on interlinked ecologies * marketplace revenue entitlements * father-figure plays community participation roles * exemplifies knotting and knitting behaviors * distributed light * eye on friendships * creative genius works within extensive systems * sparkling center of social-economic drama
  • Surya-yuti-Shani * confidently lawful * bright regulator * entitled to impose order * creatively intelligent authority-figures * radiantly hierarchical * sober father-figure * cautiously orderly expression of the spiritual rays of the Sun * limited entertainments * politically disciplined


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



Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Mithunaya * comforted by communicatively signaling, rhythmic messaging transactions
  • Chandra in Punarvasu * comforted by restoration of abundance * protectors of sensitive wise instruction, familiar rhythms of script and chant, expansive details, generous planning, philosophical explanations
  • Chandra in classroom-2 * comfort in collections * familiar with history * soothed by stories * accustomed to storage * calmed by history * settled into the rhythm of languages * needs to feel the repeating pulse of inventory counting * emotionally attuned to lineage knowledge * routine restoration of knowledge * undulating voice * acculturated to sound, speech, song


Mom =

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations


= bhava-8 secrecy

yuvathipathi Kuja-yuti-Zukra ++ 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.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka Atmakaraka

Mangala rules + occupies Vrischika 10th-navamsha

Mangala rules Vrischika-7 Karakamsha = deal-making

  • Mangala-Meza * moolatrikona 0-18 deg. * Swakshetra * 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-12 * drive toward privacy * pursuit of inner guidance * invaders from distant lands * hyperactive ancestors * seeking sanctuary * clairsentient dynamics * energized invisible conquests * phantoms of aggressive competition * innovative research * progressive action in distant lands * imaginative discovery
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * communicative competitions * energized communication * dynamic reporting * outgoing force joins messaging signal * potential for aggressive gestures * speech * and writing
  • Kuja-yuti-Zukra * dual sexuality * energized bargaining * dynamic trading * masculine force joins feminine allure * potential for aggressive mating * partnering actions * innovative arrangements

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.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Meza * innovative communications * pioneering pronouncement * articulation of dynamic movement * discusses physical experience * vigorous descriptive explanations * challenging conversation * messages about contests * vocabulary of vitality * hands-arms-shoulders send competitive gestures, dominating 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-Mangala * explainer of competitive energies * affinity for engineering, invasive, exploratory roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction *articulator of competitive energies, signals forward action, message of innovation and forward movement, outspoken, fraternal conversations, aggressive communications, talkative brother-figures
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements * affinity for diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking communicator roles * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * vocabulary of balanced arrangements * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners , talkative sister-cousin-cohort, lyricist

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.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

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

  • Guru-Kumbha * much networking * many group associations * scientific beliefs * doctrine of economic linkage * distributed guidance * expands the scope of social participation * multiple communities and friendships
  • 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
  • Shani-11 parivartamsha Guru-10

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka


Harsha Yoga

  • Zukra-Meza * appreciation of competitive movement * likes innovation * attracted to champions * pleasures of conquest, athletic sensuality * enjoys direct action * aristocratic arrangements

  • Zukra-12 * pleasure of imagination * enjoys spiritually guided partnership * * intuitive feminine-figures* agreeable sleep * visions of harmony and beauty * aesthetic designs to adorn the feet * appreciation of distant lands * seeks interior balance
  • Zukra-yuti-Mangala * sweetened conquests * gracious competition * appreciation for pioneering innovation * proactive negotiations * musical brother-figure * competitive contracts * pursuit of new contracts * relationships with both masculines + feminines * athletic beauty * arrangements according to physical drive
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * sweetened messages * gracious explanations * singing and songwriting * articulate negotiations * talkative sister-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort communicative arrangements * youthful beauty * sibling-cohort communicative agreements * youthful beauty * detailed contracts * arrangements according to mental logic

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

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

yogakaraka Shanaicarya rules 9-ideology, sacred teachings, paradigm of belief +++ 10-social ordering, governance, hierarchical position

Shani rules Kumbha swamsha

  • Shani-Meena * heavy old dreams, tightly regulated imagination, obliged to conform to the will of the cetaceans, vital energy compression stress zone = feet, strictly imposed conditions of sanctuary, must endure lowest-common-denominator proletarian prayer, slow elder diviners, limited access to ancient ancestor guides * must materialize the vision * must sustain the effort of connecting the material senses with the astral vision despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-11 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious goals. One must connect, must earn with hard effort. Cautious, conventional marketplace linkage; tense and limited gainfulness, chronic pressure to produce revenues; heavy legacy pressure against freely chosen associations, Resistance to new friends. Resentment toward changes in economic systems. Intolerance toward unconventional earnings..Wage-earner's fatigue.. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as economist, community organizer, salary-worker, paymaster.
  • 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
  • Shani-11 parivartamsha Guru-10


Shani-11 rules 11th-from-11th (9)

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

  • Rahu-Vrizchika * shimmering illusion of mystery * craving for rebirthed identity * unusual approach to dangerous, cultural-mixing conditions * over-reaching engagement with hidden empowerments * preposterous camouflage * mesmerizing power of rejuvenation * fabulous surgeries * exotic undisclosed assets * mask of transformative arcane knowledge * intriguing enactment of revolutionary force * marvelous obscure liaisons * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of healing shakti, emergency intervention, seeks privilege via secret-revealing, shocking insights, discovery-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-7 * passion for partnership * in swabhava of Suave Zukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual arrangements, amplified bargains, vows, promises. Rahu-7 desires an important brokerage role in rule-bending, exceptional, expedient, non-standard negotiations. Fascinating match-making. Thrilling deals and pacts. Agent of flashy contracts. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious partners (personal and professional). Rahu-7 trespasses the cultural boundaries of negotiated agreements, covenants, agreed terms of exchange. Mixed-culture marriage. Rahu the Poseur may pose as the Perfect Partner, a middleman, a bargainer, a diplomat, a fascinating arranger, an agreeable advocate. Rahu-7 grants advantageous career positioning via instrumental alliances.

Rahu-Vrizchika 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.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Urisha * dissociates from collections, incomplete acquisition, empty values , dissolute treasury, not limited by storage, disarrayed lineage, ignores restriction on speech-voice-sight, applies preservation containment to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-1 * wanders from the fleshly container * disperses coherently unique identity * ambivalent toward the power of muscular movement * absent from embodiment * other-defined chameleon * irrelevance of the material personality * surrenders independent lifestyle, + chooses to depend upon Important Others (Rahu-7).

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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