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Ford Model-F * 1905

Ford Motor Co. 1863-1947 assembly line Henry Ford developed the gasoline-engine automobile along with a mass-production process which made the horseless carriage affordable to the middle-class


Engineer, Inventor


Strike-Breaker * broke up labor unions; spied on workers

Assembly Line Mass-Production

Automobile Manufacturer first mass-produced horseless carriage, the Ford Model-T

philanthropist * Free Mason * 33rd degree granted in 1940

Ford Motor Company

Henry Ford

Earthbody-Entry Thursday-30-July-1863

Earthbody-Exit 07-Apr-1947 (age 83)

"I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one - and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God's great open spaces."


Ford Motor Co. automobile magnate * 1863-1947 * Henry Ford

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

see also Shri BV Raman's version of this nativity in Notable Horoscopes, p. 207

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Dhaniztha * Vasu

BPL commentary

For Dhaniztha births of a masculine valence, the condition of pioneering, direct, yang-energy, forward-pushing bhratru-karaka Mangala may considerably affect the outcome.

Brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, dancers, champions, challengers, inventors, explorers, dis-coverers, engineers, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pushers, invaders, pursuers, competitions and battles may be especially influential.

Dhaniztha-born often respond to a deep inner fear (Shani) which manifests as aggressive survival-driven competition (Kuja). The result = orderly, direct, empowered, and dynamic structured action.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Delphinus. Their purpose is social engineering, economic competition, and achievement of dominant positions.

Hierarchical Power Climber

Kuja-ruled Vasu-born fellows endure acute Shani-Mangala tension. They are intensely competitive. In no uncertain terms, these men play to win. Goal-oriented and often ruthless, their playing fields are typically located in the corporate-institutional hierarchies of Shani, where they strive for alpha-dominant positions.

Operating in orderly Shani-controlled environments of Makara and Kumbha, Vasu champions are surrounded by lawful, systematic, and often timid folks who rarely resist Hrsikesha's powerful ascent to the peak of the hierarchy.

Makara pada 1-2 express Kuja's control of 4-roots + 11-goals. Pro-actively patriotic (4) and driven to achieve profits (11), they are often found in real-estate (4) education (4) agriculture (4) transportation (4) police and defense (4) minerals and mining (4) or in any industry where the path to economic gain (11) is open to their dominating, goal-oriented, competitive vigor. Since Mangala rules a 6/8 pair, their Achilles Heel = economic protectionism (4-11). Outcome depends upon the character of Mangala.

Kumbha pada 3-4 express Kuja's control of 3-commerce + 10-leadership. Any commercial endeavor suits the pada 3-4 Hrsikesha-born, so long as they find a path toward governing power. Gifted in manufacturing (3) programming and process (3) sales-marketing (3) and all business functions, this breed competes aggressively for leadership. They are famed as dominating, irascible personalities whose innovative actions may change the course of civilization. Since Kuja rules a 6/8 pair, their Achilles Heel = micro-management (3-10). Outcome depends upon the character of Mangala.

Themes of brotherhood, survival, vitality, forceful movement, controlled explosion, exploration, pioneering, discovery, invention, drilling, penetration, invasion, intimidation, sexual pursuit, and conquest may contextualize Vasu's terrestrial experience. Also applies to Chandra in Dhaniztha

QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 87

"Two entirely different types are born with Dhaniztha rising.

It depends on the part of this asterism, which lies on the Rising Point, as to which type predominates.

  • The key notes of both are optimism and ambition .

They both have thick necks and heavy thighs.

  • But there the similarity stops. (see later Pada descriptions)."


Ford Model-N with oil lamps * produced 1906-1908.


1928 Model-A Ford * the Model-A was produced during 1927-1931

Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

  • Ford Motor Co. 1863-1947 assembly line Henry Ford


Mrs. Clara Jane Bryant Ford, 1866-1950


born 06-Nov-1893, Henry Ford's only recognized child was son Edsel Ford who operated the Ford Motor Company 1919-1943

Chandra Mahadasha * age birth until 6-months

30-July-1863 Earth-birth in Greenfield Village (Dearborn) Michigan * Chandra-Zukra bhukti * yogakaraka Zukra rules 4-transportation + 9-ideology

Mangala Mahadasha * age 6-months until 7.6

Rahu Mahadasha * age 7.6 until 25.6 * 1871-1889

20-Mar-1876 decease of his mother during childbirth (Ford's age 12). * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 12th-from-Chandra

1881 leaves home (age 17) to apprentice in a machine shop. Rahu-Ketu bhukti

11-Apr-1888 marriage to Clara Bryant (Henry's age 25). * Rahu-Mangala chidradasha * Mangala rules navamsha-7* R-K gochara Karkata-Makara contact Chandra-Makara

Guru Mahadasha * age 25.6 until age 41.6 * 1889-1905

1891 Henry and Clara leave the farm. Henry starts working for Edison Illuminating Company owned by General Electric 1847-1931 Thomas Edison to learn more about the new-fangled concept of electricity. * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 2+11 revenues, goals * Guru rules 8th-from-4th emigration

06-Nov-1893 birth of only legitimated child Edsel Ford * Guru Budha bhukti * Budha putrapathi * Budha rules 9th-from-Chandra

1895 Ford founded two companies to build his carriages, but both failed within a year * Guru-Zukra bhukti * nichha-Zukra rules Ketu-4 ++ Zukra rules-9 occupies 12th-from-9th

Jun-1896 completed his first operational horseless carriage called the Quadricycle. * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu-4 transportation. This model is never produced (Ketu)

16-Jun-1903 investors funded a factory using Ford's system. Founding of Ford Motor Company * Guru-Rahu chidradasha * Rahu-10 = Ford executive director of eponymous company

1904 Ford Motor Company of Canada is founded across the river from Detroit. Anchored legally in Canada, its aim was to sell Ford's engines in cars, trucks, and tractors throughout the British Empire * Guru-Rahu chidradasha * Rahu-10 = Ford executive director of eponymous company

Shani Mahadasha * age 41.6 until age 60.6 == 1905-1924

08-Mar-1905 decease of father * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani pitrimaraka rules 7th-from-Surya

1908 released the Model-T designed for low cost and maintainability * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani minimalism, masses, elegance

1913 Ford designs the motorized assembly-line mass production factory. Thousands of low-skill factory workers migrate to Detroit seeking work * Shani-Zukra bhukti * yogakaraka nichha-Zukra rules Ketu-transients

1914 Ford offers the legendary 5-dollar day + 8-hour workday. The 5-dollar day brings highly qualified workers. The 8-hour workday allows him to have three 8-hour shifts per day, thus extracting maximum efficiency from the factories. * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra finance

Nov-1918 runs for the election to USA-Senator from Michigan, in support of POTUS-28 The State 1856-1924 Woodrow Wilson and his League of Nations, but is narrowly defeated * Shani-Rahu period

1920-1922, Despite the source document being exposed as a forgery by the London Times, Ford published a series of virulently anti-Semitic articles in the Dearborn Independent newspaper.* Shani-Rahu period * Rahu-10 executive decisions, culture wars

09-Apr-1923 birth of Ford's imputed second son John Dahlinger (Henry Ford's age 60) * Shani-Guru bhukti

Budha Mahadasha * age 60.6 until age 77.6 == 1924-1941

26-May-1927 closed production of Model-T which had been continuously manufactured for 18-years * Budha-Ketu bhukti * Ketu endings

1927 closed the Dearborn Independent newspaper following intense political and economic pressure * Budha-Ketu bhukti

Mar-1932 end production of Model-A * Budha-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 6-disavowal

1938 (Henry Ford's age 75) debilitating heart attack. * Budha-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 12-hospitalization, withdrawal from activities

1938 * on his 75th birthday via the German consul in Cleveland, Henry Ford receives the Grand Cross of the German Eagle from Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler * Budha-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 12-foreign lands, invisible identities

Ketu Mahadasha * age 77.6 until decease age 83 * 1941-1947 * End of Things

1941 the Nazi Regime replaces all of Fordwerke's management with Nazi loyalists. Henry Ford loses control of his European manufacturing base = the German factories at Koln * Ketu-Ketu swabhukti * Ketu-4 losses from nationalism

7-Dec-1941 Pearl Harbor attack, USA enters WW-2. Ford operationalizes a long-expected manufacturing surge to supply the USA military forces * Ketu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 4-homeland

26-May-1943 decease of son Edsel Ford (via stomach cancer, Edsel's age 49)* Ketu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 2nd-from-5th

Sept-1945 ceded presidency of the Ford Motor Company to his grandson * Ketu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 2nd-from-10th, next step leadership

07-Apr-1947 Earthbody-Exit (age 83, cerebral hemorrhage) * Ketu-Budha chidradasha * Surya-yuti-Budha = Budha gives effect of maraka Surya rules -7

Distinctive Features of the Nativity
  • Ford Motor Co. 1863-1947 assembly line Henry Ford

"I adopted the theory of Reincarnation when I was twenty six. Religion offered nothing to the point. Even work could not give me complete satisfaction.

  • Work is futile if we cannot utilise the experience we collect in one life in the next. When I discovered Reincarnation it was as if I had found a universal plan.

  • I realised that there was a chance to work out my ideas. Time was no longer limited. I was no longer a slave to the hands of the clock.

Genius is experience. Some seem to think that it is a gift or talent, but it is the fruit of long experience in many lives.

  • Some are older souls than others, and so they know more. The discovery of Reincarnation put my mind at ease.

IIf you preserve a record of this conversation, write it so that it puts men' s minds at ease. I would like to communicate to others the calmness that the long view of life gives to us ."

~~ Interview with Henry Ford in The San Francisco Examiner. August 26, 1928


Clara Bryant Ford and Henry Ford arriving in New York City on the S.S. Majestic after a visit to England. 1928 (following 40 years of marriage)

"A perusal of astrological literature bearing up ''Wealth' reveals clearly that in order to become rich, one should have in his horoscope

  • combinations which comprehend a point of contact between lords of Lagna, 2nd, 11th, 5th and 9th.

Permutations and combinations of these lords give rise to a stupendous number of Dhana Yogas "

~~ 300 Combinations 1912-1998 Jyotishavidya B. V. Raman * commentary on Madhya Vayasi Dhana Yoga

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Karkata * Bhanu * ray of light
  • Surya in bhava-6 * center of sparkling service * brightly conflicted * focus on imbalance * eye on injustice + exploitation * charming social worker * attention to imbalance, disease * medical entitlements * shines light into broken contracts * authority on litigation * self-righteous accusations * confident in divorce + disagreement * politics of pollution * intelligence for poverty + crime * dramatizes usury + debt * gambles with pharmacy + addictions * central roles in war * father in service ministry such as medicine or military * or father = ill, injured * bright center of the conflict exploitation, poverty and crime, usury and debt, pharmacy and addiction, military and war
  • 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

Surya receives the imaginative protectionist, defensive drishti of Chandra-12

Surya receives the secretive, conspiratorial but also commanding executive drishti of Rahu-10-Vrischika

Surya-61 rules 7-marriage, financial contracts, business partnerships. Ford was known as a difficult partner whose ideas (Surya) bankrupted some investors and enriched others.


Dad was a sensible farmer Surya-Karkata. The patriarch wanted Henry to assume operations on the family's fertile farmland near Detroit Michigan. In dad's mind the farm had been improved by years of labor investment, and it was now profitable Surya-rules-7 equity.

But Henry wanted something more exciting He wanted to tinker with new-fangled engines and things that exploded * Surya rules Mangala-SImha-7 heat, explosions

Henry suffered a strained relationship with his farmer father Surya in bhava-6. His father was a sensible landowner farmer (Karkata) who wanted Henry to assume operations on fertile, economically productive farmland near Detroit Michigan. But Henry wanted to tinker with new-fangled engines.

Henry Ford was notoriously unimpressed with public standards for personal integrity; protected by treasury and high status. Surya in bhava-6 rules 7-expectations. Henry Ford was ever the political champion of folkways Surya-Karkata , and he aggressively (Mangala) defended the Eurocentric settlers way of life against what he felt were its ethnic enemies.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Chandra-12 rules 6 = Harsha Yoga * protects from disease, injury, ill-effects of litigation, accusation, pollution

  • Chandra-Makara-Draco * comforted by rhythmic hierarchical ordering
  • Chandra in Shravana * comforted by careful listening * protectors of undulating shamanic sound, customary lawfulness, structured parenting, reputable dwelling
  • Chandra in classroom-12 * * comfort in dreams * familiar with ancestor guidance * routine withdrawal from public life * accustomed to private prayer * settled into the rhythm of secluded enclosures * acculturated to Other Worlds * needs to feel the repeating pulse of imaginative inspiration * soothed by intuitive understanding * anchored into sanctuary environments * undulating sleep


Chandra-12 and Surya-6 exchange mutual drishti suggesting that the parents formed a partnership of opposites, each modeling a different but mutually balanced opposing worldview to their young son Henry Ford. His parents exemplified illness and dissatisfaction, but they maintained their consecrated vows.


Chandra-12 rules rogasthana-6 . Henry Ford's mom, who had been in frail health for many years, died in childbirth when Henry was 12 years old.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional expectations * Marriage for Chandra-12

11-Apr-1888 marriage to Clara Bryant (Henry's age 25). * Rahu-Mangala chidradasha * R-K gochara Karkata-Makara contact Chandra-Makara

Marriage during a chidradasha suggests that the avowed relationship remains on the edge of dissolution.Mangala-Singha-7-Magha shows that Clara Bryant was an independent, intelligent, articulate churchwoman (Magha) whose reputation for leadership in philanthropy and charitable works * Kuja karmesha * was unbesmirched.

Mangala rules 4 + 9 from Kuja-Simha-7 lagna. Clara was dedicated to her church (9) and local mother-and-child welfare (4).

Obvious marital challenges are implied by Henry Ford's nichha-Zukra-8 at zero degrees. Yet she was the pre-eminent moral advisor to his business empire (Surya-yuti-Budha -in 7th-from-Chandra = Karkata morality)

His Chandra in Shravana-12 is excruciatingly sensitive to public opinion, and Ford never endangered her privileged lifestyle. She supplied the steadfast bulwark of his public reputation despite his many misdoings.

Shani in Bhava-8-Uttaraphalguni rules 2nd-from-Chandra = second marriage. The second marriage would have been much easier and more attuned to his personality. Ford did produce a second family with his long-time secretary, with whom he enjoyed a decades-long affair, but neither their relationship nor the child was never legitimized. The secretary was placed in an arranged shell-marriage and the child was born into the legitimacy of that shell. Ford built her a gracious home next-door to his own .and was noted to spend time there with her and her son on a daily basis * lagnesha Shani in Bhava-8 secrecy

Transportation Career

Chandra rules 10th-navamsha Karkata = transportation, vehicles, roadways, driving, local infrastructure


Ford's secretive workplace spying was considered invasive and dominating by many. However, the amazing triple-viparita yoga of Harsha + Sarala + Vimala prevented Ford's invasive behaviors from lawsuits and there was never a criminal conviction. Believing that Ford's factories supported thousands of families, the judges of the lawcourts refused to hear criminal accusations against Ford. Reputation not impugned regardless of crime committed.

Harsha Yoga conferred by Chandra * protects against poverty, supports research (12)

Ford's visions-gone-nowhere (12) disappointed a series of investors hoping for a better product. Even with a promising vision and a record of small successes, he suffered numerous failures as an independent engineer. Yet Ford was never impoverished as he experimented with investor's money, not his own.

Chandra in Shravana the Listener in fantasy-delusion bhava-12 ruling accusations-Budha-6

Ford famously planted spies (12 espionage) in the restrooms of his factories so that he could hear what the workers were saying about him and the company. Workers were fired for speaking with disloyalty or disrespect.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Singha * vigorous pursuit of fame * creatively moving political theatre * proactive drama * push toward celebrity entitlement * champion of pageantry * military parades * brilliantly energized celebrations *push toward parties and games * sexually active romance * flamboyant gambling
  • Mangala in bhava-7 * drive toward bargaining, pursuit of agreement, impatient with stagnant arrangements, invasive negotiation, diplomatic dynamics, energized contracts, innovative conquests

Kuja-7 receives no drishti * uncomplicated, unconstrained forward action


Kuja-Simha-7 rules Vrischika Rahu-10 = ambitious, restless young man, powerhouse of yang energy = Karmesha in 7 = Mangala-in rashi of His friend political, flamboyant Simha == ruler of 10 in 10th-from-10th

Ford believed that he himself alone should make all final decisions for his companies. So vital was his entitled egocentrism that even his top executives said they felt like high-paid puppets.

Ford was a very well-known personality, most famed for his genius (Simha) and admired for drive (Kuja) to overcome all obstacles * yet Ford was widely disliked for cultural bigotry, hate, and contempt for workers' rights (complexities of bhava-6-8-12).

Emotional power to change, transform, recycle, regenerate

Kuja Drishti

Kuja drishti into Rahu-10 leadership, into bhava-1 personality, physical vitality- + bhava-2 treasuries

Energetic inventive Kuja = active in the worlds of politics, policy, drama, celebrity, self-centered displays of intelligence and entitlements.

Simha Mangala = shad-ashtaka 6-8 angle from Chandra-Makara = emotional conflict via regal entitlement = aggression; tantrums . Ford's imperial (Simha) energy was a bitter pill for his children, especially Edsel his eldest.

Empowered Mangala-7-Simha made Henry Ford aggressive in political battle.

Ford expressed a lifelong dislike of politics (Simha) . Yet he boasted an aggressive intelligence and he would dominate negotiations (7) until others submitted to his ideas (5). He often put his foot into his political mouth due to impulsive (Kuja) style of presentation. Full-steam-ahead Kuja.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Budha-6 rules 8 * Sarala Yoga

  • Budha-Karkata * comfortable communications * hand, arm, shoulders make protective gestures * articulation of rhythmic root culture * discussions about security * describes routine behaviors * instructions for foundational stability * describes the folkways * reports on walls, moats, fencing, and policing * defensive posture in discourse * converses with parental personalities * environmental wardens * issues customary pronouncements * delivers messages about sustainable settlements * habitual topics of patriotism, land use, shielding, cultivation, and nourishment
  • Budha in bhava-6 * narrative of argument, accusation, pollution, complaint * discusses conflict, medical treatment plans, remedies, litigation. Detailed argument, accusation. Dialog of treason, describer of broken promise, explainer of toxicity, . Delivers instructions for ministries of service, talks about injustice, articulates the case against adversaries, ailments, debts. Excellent position for medical, military, or service-ministry professionals
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction instruction * articulation of radiant authority * message of willpower and charisma * confidently talkative father

Budha in bhava-6 rules the Karakamsha = bhava-8 secrecy. Ford was involved in occult dealings at many levels, personal, political, and spiritual.

During the Budha Mahadasha 1924-1941, Ford's engineers designed models A (1927-1931) and B (1932-1934)

Paternalism Chandra-12 rules servants, workers-6

Ford felt (Chandra) that he needed to morally guide his flock of workers like a pastoral shepherd. He assumed as a matter of principle that his pontifical judgment on labor matters (6) was superior to the opinions of the workers.

Chandra-12 drishti into Budha-6 creates a nearly untouchable harsha yoga. Budha-6 in ethnic Karkata has the potential for conventional cultural hypocrisy, as Ford aptly demonstrated with his do what I say, not what I do preaching to the workers. His paternalistic attitude toward the assembly-line workers was seen as self-righteous (Surya) and ultimately paranoid (12 fantasies). Ford regularly delivered the familiar homiliy that free pleasures, such as a walk in nature, along with tea-totaling (abstinence from alcohol) were the keys to a satisfying lifestyle. Unfortunately he did not live by this rule himself. He only preached it = nichha-Zukra in 9th-from-Chandra hypocritical preaching

Budha Mahadasha * age 60.6 until age 77.6 == 1924-1941

Budha rules 5-politics + 8-secrecy. during the period age 60-75, Ford became increasingly involved in the ethnically motivated Fascist politics that spurred the Axis aggressions of European World-War-2. Budha in bhava-6 war-talk. and slavery. He funded publication (Budha) of defamatory propaganda to aid the ethnic attacks Budha-Karkata ethnicity.

Throughout the Budha Mahadasha Ford descended into a well of toxic accusations, racism, bigotry, and discriminatory (Budha) social policies, which peaked during the late 1930's when he tried to curry favor with Hitler. At the same time, his manufacturing (Budha-Pushya) operations flourished and his vast labor force (6) while unruly was generally gaining manual skill.

Ford asserted (Budha) that that the worker's unions were operated by criminals (6) and that the workers by unionizing were exacerbating conflict. Ford was also an early supporter of the Nazi cause in Europe which increased his reputation for engaging in unfair practices (6).

Budha-6 receives drishti of His ruler Chandra-Makara-12 suggesting that the social order (Makara) generally supported Ford's behaviors, both the nice and the not-nice. There was so much activity behind closed doors (8) including unbalanced (6) accounting methods (Budha accounting) that historians may assess the company but they often admit to not fully understanding the man.

Budha-6 rules 8 * Sarala Yoga ensures that Ford suffered no personal harm from any of this nefarious activity

Bantering Budha rules Ford's highly secretive randhrasthana-Kanya, containing

  1. lagnesha Shani-Kanya
  2. financial ruler of 2+11 Guru-Kanya
  3. 9- ideological + 4-ethnic patriotism = nichha-Zukra-8

Scholars opine that Henry Ford may have been cultivating a personal friendship with Hitler in a desperate attempt to retain control over his large-scale investment in Ford's German factories.

  • During Budha-Shani bhukti 1938 * on his 75th birthday via the German consul in Cleveland, Henry Ford received the Grand Cross of the German Eagle from Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka


  • Guru-Kanya * much ministry of service, many servants + employees, much labor, many argumentations, much medication, exploitable beliefs, doctrine of humility
  • Guru in bhava-8 * much secrecy * many sudden changes * many confidences * multiple trauma events * numerous identity transformations * abundant initiation * generous in-laws * extensive hidden assets * expansion of undisclosed activities * abundance of initiations * many mysteries * generation of sudden transformation * hidden teachers * believes in successful surgeries and invasive healing
  • Guru-yuti-Zukra sodarya-karaka * multiple sisterly-figures * abundant pleasures + treasures * much humanistic diplomatic philosophy * large-scale alignments * broad scope of partnerships * many financial arrangements
  • Guru-yuti-Shani atta-karaka * multiple elder-figures, abundant structure, many rules, expansive hierarchies and systems, much humanistic social philosophy, large-scale responsibilities

Dhanayoga * hidden assets * Guru rules 2 + 11 for Kumbha-lagna

bhava-8 hidden assets contains rulers of 1, 2 , 4, 9, 11, 12 * nichha-Zukra + Shani + Brihaspati

Ford was a control-freak. He conducted many operation in secrecy, not only financially but also legally, sexually, psychologically, and numerous occult (unseen) arrangements

  • Ford famously did not trust his company accountants. He personally kept a secret, second set of financial records which were reputedly rather different from the public books kept by his salaried accountants.
  • Unthinkable in the modern world where financial transparency is required, Ford paid no taxes and the Ford Motor Company had no external audit system.

Guru-8 wants financial non-transparency., Ford did not like banks or bankers thus he ensured that his finances were hidden from public view

Due to his many business failures, Ford had major frustrations with moneylenders. He bankrupted frequently, often leaving his investors and their bankers with considerable loss and debt.

By the middle of the Guru-Mahadasha in his mid-30's, Ford's ability to get funding for his designs was dwindling dangerously. Yet personally he was protected from financial harm, due to Triple Viparita Rajayoga.

Guru rules 11- social network * friendships with materially powerful, secretive, revolutionary (8) men

In a peculiar twist of history, Ford's ancient resentment of bankers (nichha-Zukra), who often required him to honor signed financial contracts, became mixed with the racist-fascist rhetoric of the Nazi regime. Ford became a friend and admirer of Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler

Ford's adult best friend General Electric 1847-1931 Thomas Edison was known for advantageous use of cruelty. plagiarism, and intellectual property theft, making Edison one of the wealthiest industrialists of his generation.

Guru Mahadasha * age 25.6 until age 41.6 * 1889-1905

Financial Guru-Kanya ruling 2 + 11 holds the highest Kanya-8 degree, dominating both Shani rules 1+12 and Zukra rules 4+9. Thus economic profits (11) along with family treasuries (2) dominate all the other concerns of personality, imagination, patriotism, and paradigm of belief..

The Kanya-8-cluster occupies the emotionally philosophical, theoretical, guidance-providing 9th-from-Chandra. Ford actively promoted his esoteric spiritual beliefs (Guru), with a dash of self-righteous moralizing (Budha Karkata). He was quoted on philosophical topics of the day (especially by journalists for the newspapers that he owned) .


During Shani-Guru bhukti , Ford was said to have fathered a child with his secretary, with whom he enjoyed a decades-long relationship. However Ford never married the mother of his second child. 2nd-from-Chandra = secretive bhava-8, ruled by Budha-6 servants..

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Yogakaraka Zukra rules 4-foundations, childhood, cultural rhythms, ethnic basis ++ 9-doctrine, philosophy, credenda, beliefs

Zukra rules Thula-swamsha containing Rahu-Thula D-9 = hunger for deal-making, trades, bargains

  • Zukra-Kanya * nichha * appreciation of service -or- victimization, likes logical argument, * attracted to laboring classes, servants, and animals * prefers exploitive, unbalanced arrangements * pleasures of medication and toxic pain relief * enjoys humility * aligned to unfair, distrusting contracts * alliance in ministries of service * aesthetic of remedies for injustice
  • Zukra-8 * pleasure of occult secrets, enjoys rejuvenating relationships, balanced healing arts, aesthetic of secrecy, camouflaged arrangements, hidden equity, feminine-figures initiate and transform, pleasant in-laws, appreciation of identity change
  • Zukra-yuti-Guru * sweetened expansions, gracious diversity, appreciation for philosophical doctrine, adjustable catechism, numerous negotiations, humanistic agreements, generous beauty, balanced patronage * arrangements according to priestly paradigm of belief
  • Zukra-yuti-Shani * sweetened structures, mature relationships, gracious lawfulness, beautiful bones, appreciation for neutrality, strict negotiations, pleasant legal mediation, architectural rigor, enduring agreements * arrangements abide by regulatory law. This benevolent combination signals success in artistic endeavor of a pragmatic, materialistic character, such as music composition or fashion design. Deepens the artistic discipline. Shani contributes mature realism to Zukra's love of balance and beauty. In a husbandly nativity, may prefer a senior, sober wife.

Guru + Shani + Zukra occupy the emotionally philosophical, theoretical, guidance-providing 9th-from-Chandra = bhava-8 occult non-disclosure coverage tantra.

Unfortunately in addition to his widely admired manufacturing prowess, Ford became despised by most of his workers as a jealous, manipulative unjust strike-breaker (nichha-Zukra unfair contracts).

SON 5th-from-Chandra contains Ketu ruled by designing Zukra + Putrapathi Budha-6

Henry Ford's elder son Edsel Ford was artistically, architecturally inclined toward automobile design (Zukra rules 4 transport). Edsel designed the Model-T Ford and other popular, innovative, unusual styles.

Yet 5th-from-Chandra-12 = Ketu-4, showing that Edsel's talent was somewhat unrecognized by his father. In adulthood.

Son's Philanthropy = Zukra-yuti-Guru

Edsel became a large-scale philanthropist supported by his father (Zukra-yuti generous Guru). Henry delegated much charitable giving to Edsel, who on his father's behalf was a major donor to artistic endeavors in the Detroit area (Zukra).

Bandesha nichha-Zukra + Shani + Guru = occupy bhava-8 = 9th-from-Chandra = emotionally based beliefs and ideology (9th) .

Zukra yogakaraka * rules 5+10 from Chandra-Makara ++ rules 4+9 from Kumbha-lagna

  • Zukra rules the exceptionally auspicious 4-5-9-10 complex
  • Zukra rules high-fortune bhava-9
  • Thula-9 = authoritative, executive the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra

Public Power of Zukra

Rulers of 1, 2, 4, 9, 11, 12 = concentrated into the typically exploitive narrative of nichha-Zukra.

Although looking back with today's social ethics Ford may be judged as a harshly exploitive power-monger, the historical fact is that his secret, non-transparent destruction (8) of fair contracts and equity vows often produced powerful and respected results for Ford.

He may not have been a happy man or a fair man, but until his big collapse during Ketu Mahadasha, he was able manifest his ideas fully due to the overall environment in which he lived, including social tolerance for exploitation (Shani-Kanya) and winner-take-all capitalistic ideology (Guru) of the day.

Many Americans had read the inspiring tales of Gospel of Wealth 1835-1919 Andrew Carnegie, and they believed.

Unbalanced, jealous, secretive Zukra rules political 5th-from-Chandra and social leadership 10th-from-Chandra

During the years leading into WorldWar-2, despite their exposure as a forgery, Ford published an extensive series of Jew-blaming conspiracy articles in his newspaper. The stories were false, but due to Ford's status most of his readers believed the propaganda.

Ford disliked bankers (nichha-Zilra) and his early career nearly failed because of his adversarial attitude toward financiers. Although his published rants against Jews were quite obviously hateful, Ford felt unfairly criticized because (as he said) his repeating complaint was lodged against bankers as a profession and not against a genetic or cultural people. Yet when he publishied the forged Protocols to an audience who had no previous knowledge of international banking cartels and who could not distinguish between an ethnicity and a profession, Ford revealed his underlying race bigotry and stoked the fires of home-grown American fascism.

Nichha-Zukra 0 degrees "dead state" * produces a degree of disloyalty to vows and a persistent pattern of attraction to women in service roles. Three wives are forecast. Ford was famously rumored to have fathered a child with his long-time personal secretary (Kanya, servants) Evangeline Dahlinger, as elaborated in the book The Secret Life of Henry Ford . \Zukra + Shani = "values efficiency, aesthetic (Zukra) of scarcity (Shani)

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka


Shani occupies the elder-respecting, old-faith, strict philosophies, punitive, scarcity-preaching 9th-from-Chandra

Shani-8 rules 12 = Vimala Yoga = protection from ill-effects of 12 such as social Invisibility, prison, isolation

  • Shani-Kanya * heavy old accusations * obliged to sustain litigious disagreements * rigidly persistent disease conditions * vital energy compression stress zone = colon + digestive tract * must materialize orderly ways to aid the injured and help the mistreated * weighty subordinate tasks * strictly imposed hierarchical conditions of enforced servitude * must work within proletarian master-slave systems * must respect slow, elder physicians and their outdated remedies * must accept the limitations of institutionalized service * insufficient pharmacy * must work with aging, dried medications * must continue to minister to the suffering despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-8 * (* Structured, orderly, time-conscious transformations. One must slowly, inexorably change the old order. One must regenerate while always maintaining the system; cautious, conventional discoveries; tense renewals, fear of emergencies, chronic trauma patterns; hidden features of sexual-reproduction; heavy legacy pressure against free discovery of mysteries. Resistance to new identity. Disaster fatigue; martial law. Resentment toward changes in partner's behavior. Extra responsibility for the impecunious family of the lifepartner. In-laws contribute little. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as surgeon, tantriki, concealer, mask-maker, emergency regulator.
  • Shani-yuti-Guru * resistance against expansion, elder teachers, pragmatic philosophy, limited understanding, doctrinal discipline, constrained growth, regulated beliefs
  • Shani-yuti-Zukra * resistance against equity, limited luxury, contractual discipline, constrained harmony, regulated pleasures

From the baseline of Chandra-Makara-Draco-12, the mature voice of sober serious structured hierarchical Professor Shani rules 1-personality + 2-treasuries, voice, speech, opinions, telling of history, genetics

  • the emotionally-motivated traditionalism, family lineage conserving, treasure-preserving, language-and-history remembering, acquisitive, genetic conservation of 2nd-from-Chandra
  • the emotional authenticity of in-the-body feelings represented by sensitive, receptive, absorptive Chandrana

Shani Mahadasha * age 41.6 until age 60.6 == 1905-1924 * era of mass-production

Shani in Bhava-8 casts drishti into

  1. 10-leadership
  2. 2-assets, speech
  3. 5-children, politics, speculative finance

Guru + Shani + Zukra occupy the emotionally philosophical, theoretical, guidance-providing 9th-from-Chandra

Lagnesha Shani work-patterns and work-ethic

Henry Ford never retired. He worked a full day every day.

When Shani mahadasha began at his age 41, Shani had matured, Thus Ford's personality integrity was able to benefit from Shani's workhorse agenda. Ford presented himself as a tea-totaling (no alcohol) orderly, disciplined, austere, icon of the Protestant Ethic. Except for those in his inner circle such as executives in the company, most commoners perceived Ford as a hardworking industrialist deity.

Under auspice of Shanicarya, engineer Ford arrived at the structured system (Shani) for the Model-T assembly line during the period 1906-1917 = the second half of his Shani Mahadasha. Typically the first half of Shani Mahadasha gives effect of mulatrikona Kumbha (systems) and the second half gives effect of Makara (structure).

Systems and More Systems

Ford copied the assembly line system from Olds (maker of the Oldsmobile beginning in 1901) He kept refining it for efficiencies during the Model-T production years 1906-1917. Other USA factories began imitating Ford's efficiencies, and suddenly Americans had more affordable appliances than ever before.

During the Shani Mahadasha, Ford exhibited relentless discipline in cutting costs (Shani austerities) making automobiles reliable but cheap in order to be accessible to the masses (Shani).

Respectable Shani suffers from unjust nichha-Zukra

Despite his Shani-agenda for orderly systems and economic accomplishment, Ford was chronically associated with unfairness and exploitation. Specifically his attacks upon labor unionization associated him with unfair workplace rules.

Shani's structural perspective on class relations convinced Ford that he understood the workers better than they understood themselves. Ford insisted that he cared for the workers so much that he must regulate them for their own good.

Realization of Designs

During the Shani Mahadasha 1905-1924, Ford designed models C (1904) and F (1905-1906) which were placed into immediate production, adequately funded, and immediately (though modestly) profitable.

Muddy, wagon-rutted roadways around Detroit were improved by the local governments and often paved by the citizens themselves, to accommodate the cars and soon the trucks. Shani rules Chandra (locality, roads) and 2nd-from-Chandra = next steps for the remarkable new thing called the auto-mobile.

Shani-Budha bhukti 1908 = begin the legendary Model-T

The Model-T, produced 1908-1927, was designed for low cost (Shani), fuel efficiency (Shani), and reliability (Shani) plus easy repairs (Budha). By design, the rough-and-ready Model-T withstood much of the roughness (Shani endurance) of traveling over the terrible roads of the day.

Shani matches the Masses

Adding to the original manufacturing sequences introduced by Olds (maker of Oldsmobiles) Ford innovated the motorized assembly-line mass production method. Cost to purchase a car then dropped from luxury price of $850 to middle-class affordable $300.

15 million Model-T cars were built by thousands of low-skill factory workers (Shani) from 1913 until 1927.

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-10 * in swabhava of Sober Shani, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual iconic, symbolic, representational, government, executive authority, social status; desires a special, important, regulating role in privileged socially visible ranks. Exciting, opportunistic leaders, ambitious bosses and government officials. Thrives in culturally-mixed legislative, executive settings. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a boss, an authority-figure, a decision-maker, a legislator, a tyrant. Bhava-10 social authority = a publicly recognized environment for boundary-breeching, risk-rewarding Rahu.

Rahu-10 = passion for social regulation, status, position, and decision-making authority

Rahu-Vrischika-10 =

  • energized by drishti of risk-rewarding Rahu's ruler Simha-Mangala-7 in 10th-from-10th
  • but constrained by drishti from the intensely secretive lagnesha, Kanya-Karmesha Shani-8

Rahu-10 occupies the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically fruitful, revenue-regulating, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra

Ford heavily promoted his occult ideas about reincarnation (Vrischika) and esoteric (mainly groundless, Ketu) theories of race (genetic lineage - Ketu-Vrishabha breeds).

Ketu ** kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Vrizabha * dissociates from collections, incomplete acquisition, empty values , dissolute treasury, not limited by storage, disarrayed lineage, ignores restriction on speech-voice-sight
  • Ketu in classroom-4 * ambivalent toward the homestead, absentee mother-figure, disregards local customs, dissolved property boundaries, wanders from home, irrelevance of the established folkways. One abandons the nationality, dismisses the parents, walks away from the ancestral routines.

Ketu-4 = rarely at home

Ketu Mahadasha * age 77.6 until decease age 83 * 1941-1947 * End of Things

During the build-up to WorldWar-2 during his Budha Mahadasha, Ford expressed admiration for Nazi factory efficiency. He funded and published anti-Semitic propaganda. In retrospect, some historians believe that Ford may have been desperately pandering to Hitler's ego in order to preserve Detroit's control of important German factories.

Whether he was expressing his own vitriol or fawning upon the Fuhrer, Henry Ford's public statements were unmistakably racist and fascist in nature.

Yet few Americans were concerned with the distant war until 7-Dec-1941, when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Suddenly, Ford's relationship with Hitler and his vicious anti-Semitism was seen as un-patriotic (Ketu-4 unanchored). His all-important public reputation was severely damaged.

Nevertheless, the US needed military vehicles and virtually all American factories were pressed into service for the war effort - no matter the blathering of their elderly boss. The spectacular triple-Viparita-Rajayoga protected him again.

Loss of Control of German plants

By 1941 (the first year of Ford's Ketu Mahadasha) the Nazi Regime had replaced all of Fordwerke's management with Nazi loyalists, and Henry Ford completely lost control of his German operations.

Ketu-4 ruled by nichha-Zukra slavery

According to Ford Motor Company and the Third Reich, "slave laborers were used at [Fordwerke's] Cologne plant between 1941 and 1945. So were prisoners of war and foreign laborers, mostly from Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, but also from France and Italy."

Loss of Son

Karmasthana = 6th-from-5th and matters of 10 nearly always generate disagreement with eldest child (5) about . Emotionally, Henry Ford needed to make all the decisions, and his son (represented by Ketu in 5th-from-Chandra-12) was often sidelined into petty works.

During Ford's Ketu-Chandra bhukti , after decades of increasing friction with his father Henry regarding how the Ford Motor Co. should be operated, Edsel Ford died of stomach cancer on 26-May-1943 (age 49)* Ketu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 2nd-from-5th

Edsel's death created a debilitating depression for the elder Ford.

Loss of reputation

At the onset of Ketu Mahadasha, Ford began to be perceived by many Americans as a traitor to the principles of human equality and freedom of religion.

Ketu's ruler = nichha-Zukra-8 indicating severe but camouflaged imbalances

His later-life mental illness including workplace paranoia and unfounded accusations of company leaders. Almost overshadowing his spectacular manufacturing accomplishments and his iconic contributions to the age of the automobile, Ford's Ketu-era deterioration soured his reputation in the public memory.

Ford died on 07-Apr-1947 during Ketu-Budha bhukti , in a state of mental distress. Clara Bryant Ford died three years after Henry, on 29-Sep-1950.

Henry Ford with his good friend General Electric 1847-1931 Thomas Edison

Mrs. Clara Bryant Ford * socialite, manager, philanthropist * 1866-1950


Ford Quadricycle * the first working model * 1896


Restored 1919 Ford Model-T "pick-up"


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