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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.

Earth-birth Thursday-07-Apr-1938


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

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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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

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 (JB age 42)

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 * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the expansively visionary rashi of Brihaspati
  • 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 * exemplifies knotting and knitting behaviors * distributed light * eye on friendships * creative genius works within extensive systems * 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



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 * needs enriched explanation
  • 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 * vigorous debate * energized explanations * boisterous broadcasting * dynamic reporting * outgoing force joins messaging signal * forward thrusting gestures * competitive speech * forceful writing
  • 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

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 * talks about quietude * commerce of the hermitage * discusses interior spiritual guidance * 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-Zukra * 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.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

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

  • 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 * public theology * high visibility philosophical roles * extensive reputation * numerous obligations * often a respected preacher-teacher * public patron of enlightened social order * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be a doctrinal authority
  • Shani-11 parivartamsha Guru-10

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

lagnesha for Urisha radical lagna

Harsha Yoga

  • Zukra-Meza * appreciation of direct movement * likes innovation * attracted to champions * pleasures of conquest * kinetic sensuality * dominant partner * sweetly competitive * aristocratic agreements

  • Zukra-12 * seeks imaginative pleasure * private sensuality * values spiritually guided partnership * gracefully 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 * talented in singing-songwriting * articulate negotiations * talkative feminine-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort communicative harmony * enjoys the company of students * detailed contracts * logical arrangements * 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 (beneficial) * slowly 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 * resists freely chosen associations * must test new friends * supports lawful distribution systems * accepts the reality of marketplace rules * community worker fatigue * support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful network roles * elders maintain lawful 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
  • 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 * 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 swabhava of Suave Zukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks opportunity via boundary-breeching arrangements * expedient use of the law-courts * amplified bargains * extraordinary relationships * glamorous promises * outsider who cleverly insinuates into pairing roles * desires important brokerage roles * unorthodox negotiations * fascinating match-making * thrilling unions * non-standard pacts * opportunistic attorneys * trespasses the cultural boundaries of contractual equity * clever covenants * instrumentally agreed exchange valuation * captivating appearance of fair terms * mixed race-class-creed-gender-age in marriage * may pose as the Perfect Partner * self-promoting deal-maker * mesmerizing diplomat * appears as an agreeable advocate * seeks privilege 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 * 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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