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John Adams = master of Jurisprudence

"It is more important that innocence be protected than it is that guilt be punished, for guilt and crimes are so frequent in this world that they cannot all be punished.

But if innocence itself is brought to the bar and condemned, perhaps to die, then the citizen will say, "whether I do good or whether I do evil is immaterial, for innocence itself is no protection," and if such an idea as that were to take hold in the mind of the citizen that would be the end of security whatsoever."

~~ John Adams, 1770 (elaborating Blackstone's Ratio)



1797-1801 * POTUS-02

1789-1797 VPOTUS * under POTUS-01 American Revolution 1732-1799 George Washington

1785-1788 * USA Minister to the Court of St. James

1782 -1788 * USA Minister to the Netherlands

philosopher of law, writer of US Constitution

attorney, legislator, emissary, diplomat

Founding Father

John Adams

Earthbody-Entry Sunday-30-Oct-1735

Earthbody-Exit 04-July-1826 (age 90)

Married to POTUS-pair-02 Letters Abigail Adams


John Adams (born 1735) portrait by Benjamin Blyth c. 1766

Lawyer, judicial theorist, founder of the independent American Republic, wrote the Massachusetts Constitution and much of the USA Constitution.

Members of the Founding Fathers Group


POTUS-02 from 1797 until 1801 * diplomat * philosopher of law * John Adams * 1735-1826

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Although the regularly used date for John Adams' birth is Sun-30-Oct-1735, successful rectification requires a birth in early morning of Mon-31-Oct-1735. This is not uncommon with Old Style dates.

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Uttaraphalguni * Aryaman

BPL commentary

For Uttaraphalguni births of a masculine valence, the condition of radiant, romantic, intelligent, creative, idealistic, central, confident, gaming, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya may considerably affect the outcome.

Father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.

Uttara-phalguni chaps are famously hot-headed.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Denebola. Their purpose to brighten and glorify the divine intelligence through spectacular creativity.

Brilliantly dramatic

Simha-Leya pada-1 = radiant confidence, flamboyance, and remarkable intelligence. While much depends upon the characteristics of nakshatrapathi Surya, the Falgun birth of masculine valence favors dramatic displays of celebrity, romance, creativity, and entitlement.

Kanya pada 2-3-4 = equally smart and authoritative, but more focused upon personal enclosure and distant lands, often wielding power from a private, sanctuary, or secluded location. May be an empowered politician according to the strengths of nakshatrapathi Surya.

Although Shil Ponde's description often fits the Kanya pada 2-3-4 of Uttaraphalguni, the Simha pada-1 is rarely rough or ungrateful. Still, they can be impatient with others who are less confident or less intelligent.

Themes of political power, radiant creativity, and bright celebrity drama may contextualize Utthram's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Uttaraphalguni

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 83

"A proud and arrogant disposition,

  • with a tendency to ride roughshod over other peoples' opinions.

Uttara natives are extremely intelligent

but because of their inordinate pride,

  • they accept favors ungraciously even when in need

and are ungrateful to those from whom they receive these favors."


Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha

  • POTUS-02 Thoughts on Government 1735-1826 John Adams


John Adams = Whitehouse portrait, painted by Trumbull circa 1796

Ketu Mahadasha * age birth until age 3-months

31-Oct-1735 Earth-birth * Ketu-Budha bhukti

Zukra Mahadasha * age 3-months until 20.3

1751 entered Harvard College * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 7 = 4th-from-4th schooling

1755 begins temporary job as a schoolmaster * Zukra-Ketu bhukti * Ketu temporary jobs

Surya Mahadasha * age 20.3 until 26.3

1758 earns Artium Magister from Harvard College * Surya-Surya bhukti * Surya lagnesha * Surya rules 9th navamsha higher university diploma

1758 Passed the Bar = licensed to practice Law (age 22) * Surya-Surya bhukti * Surya lagnesha

1761 beginning of leadership career, elected to Braintree MA town meeting * Surya-Zukra bhukti * Zukra karmesha

25-May-1761 grieved decease of father * Surya-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 2nd-from-9th

Chandra Mahadasha * age 26.3 until 36.3

25-Oct-1764 marriage to his first cousin, POTUS-pair-02 Letters Abigail Adams (he was 28; she was 19) * Chandra-Rahu period * R-K gochara via Meena-Kanya contact R-K axis

14-July-1765 celebrated the birth of child-1 Nabby * Chandra-Guru bhukti

1770 Boston Massacre trial. .Adams (age 35) gained nationwide notoriety by defending the legal rights of hated enemy foreign British soldiers ;* Chandra-Zukra bhukti * Zukra karmesha * Zukra justice

Mangala Mahadasha * age 36.3 until 43.3

17-Dec-1773 Boston Tea Party galvanized Adams into political action * Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru-5 rules 5-politics

1776 Adams published historic essay Thoughts on Government which justified the revolutionary split, detailed the foundational principles, and described the legal mechanisms for establishing a coherent new nation * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha publications

Nov-1777 begins extended European diplomacy-fundraising tour * Mangala-Zukra bhukti ** Zukra karmesha * Zukra justice

Rahu Mahadasha * age 43.3 until 62.3

1789 selected as VPOTUS-01 (until 1797) under POTUS-01 American Revolution 1732-1799 George Washington * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 11-Friendship, community

Dec-1796 elected POTUS-02 * Rahu-Mangala chidradasha * Mangala-yuti-Rahu * Mangala produces effect of over-reaching Rahu

Guru mahadasha * age 62.3 until age 78.3

17-Apr-1797 (John's age 60) decease of mother Susanna Boylston * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 12th-from-Chandra

1798-1800 Quasi-War and negotiation of peace with France * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru-5 rules 5-politics + Guru rules Ketu-8-undisclosed dangers, hidden knowledge

1798 oversaw the passage of the controversial Alien and Sedition Actsduring time of war and enflamed suspicion of treason * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru-5 rules 5-politics + Guru rules Ketu-8 secret dangers

Nov-1800 loses the POTUS election in a bitter rivalry against POTUS-03 Declaration of Independence 1743-1826 Thomas Jefferson * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani-10 rules 6-fighting, accusations, toxic relationships

Shani Mahadasha * age 78.3 until decease age 90

28-Oct-1818 death of POTUS-pair-02 Letters 1744-1818 Abigail Adams * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 12th-from-Zukra swabhukti

1825 his son becomes POTUS-06 American System 1767-1868 John Quincy Adams * Shani-Mangala bhukti ** Mangala-yuti-Rahu * Mangala rules 9-children, political fortune

04-July-1826 Earthbody-Exit (age 90) * Shani-Mangala bhukti * Mangala-yuti-Rahu * Mangala-2 gives effect of Rahu-2

Prominent Features of the Nativity

  • POTUS-02 Thoughts on Government 1735-1826 John Adams

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka


  • Surya-Vanika * nichha * Hiranya-garbha * golden fetus
  • Surya in bhava-3 * center of commerce, intelligence for reports, dramatic announcements, creative descriptions * self-referential instruction delivery * confident handcraft, splendid technology * entertaining explanations * administrative entitlements * focus on communication * eye on process management * iconic messaging * bright center of discourse * brilliant gesturing
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious, brightly creative bargainer, artistic father-figure, uniquely intelligent sister-figures, entitled to pleasures, aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun, financial politics, radiantly diplomatic, self-reflexively attractive features


Dad was a shoemaker, craftsman, Surya in bhava-3, a deacon in the Congregational Church and like most men of his day he was of necessity also a farmer. Zukra-karmesha shows dad = also town councilman (selectman) of the local settlement determining the building of roads and schools . Surya rules lagnesha demonstrates the deep influence of the father upon the son, yet Surya-Vanika * nichha is often indecisive and younger John meant to remedy that by taking leadership.


Surya rules Uttaraphalguni * Aryaman


Surya-Vanika-3 publications about trade, representation, equity, justice, fair laws

Adams was a powerfully influential figure in the Revolutionary Movement. In the years before 1776, he published carefully reasoned legal (Thula) arguments in the local newspapers (3) and shared in a vivid, frequent, detailed correspondence with the members of the think-tank Continental Congress. He was a substantial contributor to the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. After independence his writings shaped several waves of legislation.

Chandra-9 enjoys mutual aspect to Surya-yuti-Zukra-3. This angle indicates Abigail's extraordinary Letters (3) and his decades of career diplomatic negotiation (Thula). His authority (Surya) a tended to fluctuate due to a weakened Surya-Thula engaging with undulating vyayapathi Chandra.

Political views on central authority (Surya)

Adams' views on royalty and autocratic power in government (Surya) were considered the weakest part of his political philosophy = nichha-Surya-yuti-Zukra-karmesha. Typical of Uttaraphalguni natives, Adams favored a strong central executive. As a way of avoiding the endless squabbling of mixed-culture, mixed-education, mixed-intelligence assemblies, he promoted the concept of creating a line of American Kings. As history proves, this particular idea was vigorously dismissed by the colonial visionaries and made Adams some lifelong enemies.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Meza * comforted by rhythmic forward pursuit
  • Chandra in eccentric Azvini * comforted by observant innovation * * * protectors of unlimited start-up energy, champions of invention, pursuers of unboundaried quest
  • Chandra in classroom-9 * comfort in the paradigm of belief * familiar with doctrine * accustomed to routine patronage * soothed by globalist perspective * needs to feel the repeating pulse of preaching sermons * calmed by a broad worldview * acculturated to principled understanding * emotionally sensitive father-figures * habitually seeks guidance * settled into the rhythm of philosophical humanism * undulating convictions


Mom was a healer who hailed from a reputed local medical family Chandra-Azvini ;

Chandra Mahadasha * age 26.3 until 36.3

Emotional volatility = 6/8 shad-ashtakya relationship between Chandra-9 + ruler Kanya-Kuja-yuti-Rahu-2

Chandra-9 rules 12-distant lands. Rumors of war.

Career during Chandra Mahadasha = distinguished by Chandra qualities of patriotism, affection for local rhythms and routines, need for acceptance and belonging, roots in agriculture, environmentalism, involvement with maritime commerce and shipping = Tea Taxes in Port of Boston = taxation without representation

At age 22, Adams earned his Law License and started to practice his trade. By the onset of Chandra-9 mahadasha, his age 26, he was entering the early-career years as an increasingly reputable attorney.

During his 35th year + Chandra-Zukra bhukti (Zukra karmesha) the 1770 Boston Massacre, in which uniformed British troops fired upon and killed American colonists in Boston, brought Adams to the forefront of the building Revolutionary Movement.

Adams was well educated. Typical of Chandra-9, he was comfortable in the world of theory, doctrine, and first principles. Chandra-Azvini = an innovator. Ruled by the extremely volatile Kanya-Kuja-yuti-Rahu-2 speech = a powerfully argumentative (Kanya), sometimes bombastic (Kuja) style of expressing the core beliefs (9) that he cherished.

A legal philosopher and skilled expository writer, Adams became a Thought Leader in the 1770's as the colonial intelligentsia were discussing a potentially explosive break from the grossly unfair taxes of King George The first step of the New Nation would be construction of an enlightened, coherent new justice system, and Adams construtionist legal reasoning shone a brilliant light into that urgently impending future..

Even today, 250 years after their first publication, Adams' jurisprudential writings are studied in universities due to their pioneering (Meza) articulation of a radically new (innovative Chandra-Azvini paradigm of belief upon which a new legal system would be established (Chandra establish).

During Chandra Mahadasha his localization (Somama) patterns deepened. Adams married his cousin Abigail, set up a household near his childhood home, and bought a farm . However due to Shani-10 governance duties and also to the 6/8 shad-ashtakya relationship with ruler Kanya-Kuja-yuti-Rahu-2, he would spend precious little time in this homestead during the coming decades.

Career not helped much by Chandra 9-12

Not only does the emotionally ideological Chandra-9 occupy the 12th-from-10. Also, Chandra rules bhava-12 isolation. Prima facie, it would seem that Adams should have enjoyed a long-lasting and dominant role in top executive duties However, his career was harmed by an exceptionally irascible temper (Chandra) and by long periods of invisibility .

Adams was out-of-the-loop during his overseas assignments, able to communicate only by letter (which might be lost if the ships sank)Foreign service isolated him from the maturing new American leadership cohort and allowed his enemies such as POTUS-03 Declaration of Independence 1743-1826 Thomas Jefferson to gain support in Adams' absence.

Large family + stout body = Guru-5 drishti into Chandra-9 * + multiplicity of political environments

Chandra determines the physical appearance more than any other graha. Nicknamed by his adversaries His Rotundity Adams suffered from overweight for most of his life due to a jolly Guru-Dhanuzya drishti into his Chandra-Azvini-9. The same drishti is responsible for his reproductive fertility which overcame frequent marital separations to create a large family.

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership


Adams' redoubtable wife POTUS-pair-02 Letters 1744-1818 Abigail Adams wrote an astounding number of coherent, philosophical, detailed, politically influential letters. Historians consider Abiga to have vitally shaped the New Nation.

The couple endured multiple and extended separations along with tragic events concerning their children. However Abigail closed the martial distance gap with her beautiful correspondence, and John replied with his own developed, descriptive views.

Zukra-yuti-Surya-nichha-3 located in 7th-from-Chandra indicates the mix of managing, publishing intelligence (Surya) with diplomatic grace and justice which characterized Abigail's personality. If Adams did manifest a secondary wife-figure (Surya) the other-wife would have had relatively little influence (nichha). There were several years-long periods of total separation in the marriage caused by his job duties, especially his extended overseas diplomatic missions, during which Abigail was a single mother and farm manager. There were also eight years of widowhood following Abigail's death which could have introduced a private second partner.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Yogakaraka Mangala rules 4-foundations, cultural rhythms, ethnic basis ++ 9-doctrine, philosophy, beliefs

  • Mangala-Kanya * vigorous pursuit of logical argumentation * proactive medication * thrust toward service * push toward unfairness * champion of litigious accusation, medical treatment plans, aggressive indictments, investigative journalism
  • Mangala in bhava-2 * drive toward values lineage, pursuit of treasuries, energized face-speech-song, aggressive family hoarding, vigorous capitalization-banking, storage, assets, conservation, family dynamics, acquisitive conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * energized pretense, dynamic desires, masculine force joins opportunistic ambition
  • Budha-4-Vrischika parivartamsha Mangala-2-Kanya

John Adams was a brilliant legal scholar whose writings (Budha) helped lay the foundational (4) legal structure for the new nation. Yet Adams' overall success was limited by his volatile temperament Kuja-yuti-Rahu.

Verbally aggressive Mangala-yuti-Rahu-2 resides in the emotionally distressed 6th-from-Chandra = forcefully, opportunistically argumentative thrust in a 70-year long battle of words against his enemies, notably

Kuja-yuti-Rahu occupies 6th-from-9th, dissolving paradigms of belief (9) both political and religious. While nominally a deist, Adams was a committed promoter of Freedom of Religion within each and every colony, including Massachusetts which had been established as a specifically theocratic state. Many who were loyal to the Old Ways (Chandra) found his argument (Kanya) very unsettling (Rahu) and indeed illegal. However, Mangala-Kanya is determined to pursue a remedy for injustice (Kanya) and Adam's logic prevailed.

Mangala Mahadasha * age 36.3 until 43.3 * Revolutionary War

American Revolutionary War endured for nine years * began 19-Apr-1775 * ended 03-Sep-1783

17-Dec-1773 Boston Tea Party tax revolt * Adams is in the forefront with vigorous declarations (2) that Taxation Without Representation is just cause for revolt = Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 5 politics + 8 revolution

1776 published the highly influential essay, Thoughts on Government

Yogakaraka Kuja rules 4-patriotism, homeland + 9-ideology, principles of belief

It was a period of violent, intensely argued change with increasingly aggressive, proactive, exciting birth of a new nation. He was mainly working during this time as a financial agent of the nation-to-be (Mangala-2) in the royal courts of Europe.

Due to the isolating effects of Chandra in 8th-from-Mangala, while vigorously (Kuja) serving his country he was at the same time pushed out of the loop and could only write copious letters in the hope that someone might quote him in a live meeting.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Vrizchika * hidden communications, articulation of transformative secrets, emergency pronouncements, messages about camouflaged, vigorous descriptive initiations, undisclosed mysteries, defined masking, expertly detailed disguise
  • Budha in bhava-4 * narrative of parents, homeland, roots, routine, ritual * narrative of mother-figure, comfort, security, describer of sheltering protection, fencing, boundaries, policing, guardianship, familiarity, explainer of homeland customs, delivers instructions for anchoring, patriotic slogans
  • Budha-Vrischika-4 parivartamsha Mangala-Kanya-2

Vrischika Budha-4 rules 2-speech, declaration, historical values ++ 11-economic systems

Budha-4 patriotic, land-based discourse of the localityoccupies the revolutionary, upsetting, suddenly changing, new-identities 8th-from-Chandra

John Adams = a brilliant political and legal writer whose incisive (Vrischika) revolutionary narrative shaped the legal foundation (4) of such essential institutions as the Supreme Court and the USA Constitution, inter alia.

For nearly a decade, Adams was deployed as a diplomat in England and France representing the new-nation USA's commercial interests (Budha rules Rahu-2 talking with exotics).

Adams' foundational documents (Budha) continue to shine 250 years after he penned his Thoughts. Adams' verbal clarity and the certainty of his philosophical and moral conviction (Shani-4) remain nearly unmatched in the history of USA legal philosophy.

Budha-4 parivartamsha * Mangala-yuti-Rahu-2

Brilliantly incisive (Kuja) and exceedingly critical master of revolutionary political-legal argumentation. He was a genius of detail (Budha) vigorously articulating the logical principles by which the banking, tax, and trade systems of the newborn USA were to be governed.

1776 Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha-4 rules Kuja-yuti-Rahu-2 published Thoughts on Government

Also with his wife and peer-thinker Abigail Adams, John Adams composed an extensive and beautifully written body of letters (Budha) over several decades, documenting the philosophical and political development of the new nation USA.

Personal Venom and Vindictiveness in a lifetime Battle of Words yet he helps birth a New Nation

Johns Adams was a cranky and acerbic in in his criticism of fellow revolutionaries (8) and downright nasty toward some of the foundational builders of the new nation.

John Adams' capacity for vindictive accusation apparently knew no bounds. Adams' astounding campaign propaganda against his arch-enemy Jefferson seem wildly preposterous (Rahu-2) .

  • POTUS-03 Declaration of Independence 1743-1826 Thomas Jefferson defeated Adams in the Nov-1800 election. During the bitter rivalry leading to the vote, Adams claimed that if Jefferson were elected, "murder, robbery, rape, adultery, and incest will be openly taught and practiced."

Adams and Jefferson later resolved their differences due to intervention by Abigail Adams, and wrote many letters to each other. They died within hours of each other on the celebrated 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, 04-July-1826.

Contentious, self-destructive Budha randhresha energized by critical attacking Kuja

Most historians believe that Adams' year-1796 decision to retain the entire cabinet (Budha committee) used by POTUS-01 American Revolution 1732-1799 George Washington was entirely wrong-headed. Unlike the more suave Washington, scrappy Mr. Adams bluntly attacked the plans and suggestions (Budha) of the Cabinet members which almost instantly alienated the self-important, rich planters.

They then colluded against Adams, and affiliated with his copperhead adversary Jefferson. Despite Adams' huge contributions to national stability including his having achieved a peace negotiation with France (Zukra negotiations, diplomacy) Adams lost the re-election of 1800 due to animosities with other leading figures.

Nasty and critical, often distrusted, but acknowledged as brilliant and essential to the nation

The powerful Uttarabhadra Washington was seen as a man of sound judgment, generosity, and enduring vision (not to mention he was the single richest man in the colonies).

Poorer and tetchier Adams, whose Ketu-Meena contacts Washington's Meena lagna, was seen as a blathering critic (Kuja-Kanya) and egg-head philosopher (Chandra-9). He lacked mutual solidarity with the governing cohort. Adams could not create a new cabinet since he did not have a loyal support group.

Yet Adams strong suit was legal theory, and it is to him that all accolades flow for laying the principled legal foundation of the New Republic.

Dhanayoga Budha

Compared to his astoundingly rich friends (11), especially his closest friend POTUS-01 American Revolution 1732-1799 George Washington who was the richest POTUS in American history, Adams accumulated relatively few assets during his lifetime. Like all the leaders of the new nation he served with no salary.

Budha-4 ruler of 2 + 11 does offer a dhanayoga in regard to lands and properties. Both his childhood home and his adult farm remained in the family for 200 years until bought by the USA government as a historic trust. Later generations of his family slowly developed treasuries based on their ancestors' honor.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Dhanuzya * mulatrikona * much philosophy, broad worldview, doctrine of inclusive diversity, humanistic guidance, expands the scope of belief, multiple theories, many sacred teachings
  • Guru in bhava-5 * much creativity, many intelligences, many entitlements, numerous games, much speculation, many performances, extensive self-glorification. Children identified with paradigmatic beliefs. Expansion of politics, development of drama. Optimistic in romance. Many bright ideas, numerous fun adventures, expands the extent of glittering fashion and fame.

Guru resides in the emotionally motivated belief-based worldview, theoretical, philosophical, international 9th-from-Chandra-Dhanuzya.

Guru also rules the emotionally retreating, invisible, sanctuary-seeking 12th-from-Chandra.

Brihaspati rules 5-politics + 8-identity transformation (contains Ketu) ++ 9-12 from Meza-Chandra

Guru mahadasha * age 62.3 until age 78.3

After a vigorously political swabhukti, the Guru Mahadasha formed a relatively obscure end of Adams' leadership career. Washington had died. The excitement of Rahu Mahadasha has passed. In Adams' era, age 65 was elderly.

Adams maintained an elder, influential voice through his correspondence but after the catastrophic personal vendetta by Jefferson during Guru-Shani bhukti (Shani rogesha), he was done with public life. Guru rules 12th-from-Chandra retreat.

Nevertheless he would live until age 90 despite both he and Abigail suffering health problems.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Zukra-Thula is a great friend of Shani-10 governance responsibilities

Zukra rules 3 + 10 from Simha-1 +++ 2 + 7 from Chandra-Meza

  • Zukra-Vanika * swakshetra * appreciation of negotiation aesthetic of equity, fair deal
  • Zukra-3 * pleasure of explanatory description, gracious messaging, enjoys commercial harmony, aesthetic instructions, feminine-figures (sisters, aunts, neighbors) dominate the cohort, appreciation of communications, aesthetic instructions, feminine-figures (sisters, aunts, neighbors) dominate the cohort, appreciation of communications
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama, appreciation for political display, theatrical negotiations, self-focused arrangements, radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining, sweetly confident entitlements, enjoys politics, negotiating father-figure, intelligently focused on trades, arrangements, contracts * arrangements according to father's choice or self-will

Career * karmesha Zukra-yuti-Surya-3 commerce

As a diplomat in foreign service, Adams focused on commercial relationships (Zukra-3) with European partners after the Revolutionary War. His negotiations also targeted obtainment of loans to finance military operations Shani-10 rogesha ruled by Zukra-3 commerce). He bargained a peace treaty with France following the war of 1798 (Zukra).

His work on both sides (Zukra 2-sides) of the Atlantic during the early decades of Independence involved tireless deal-making among the disparate economic, political, and ideological domestic factions.

He labored for decades to restore financial arrangements (Zukra) with pre-war trading (Vanika, trading) in Britain and France.


Know primarily via his writings (Zukra karmesha + Surya-yuti-Zukra-3), both scholarly and popular.

Zukra Mahadasha * age 3-months until 20.3

Early education and home culture promotes Zukra concepts of justice, equity, power-sharing, fair laws. By the age of 20, Adams knew that he could not be a soldier, craftsman, or farmer. He would be a lawyer.

Partnerships * Kalatrakaraka Zukra

Surya-yuti-Zukra in 7th-from-Chandra


Left to his own confrontational habits (Chandra ruled by a volatile Kuja-2) without the skillful interventions of kalatra-karaka Zukra-Thula, John Adams' career likely would have faltered at an early stage.

Luckily for Adams his cherished wife and cousin POTUS-pair-02 Letters 1744-1818 Abigail Adams was an expert buffer (Thula). She worked as a sweetening middleman to assuage the feelings of those aggrieved by Adam's sharp words, so that the nation-building about which they were all so passionate could proceed in a healthier more pleasant way.

Combust Zukra weakens Banking and Financial affairs

Adam's ideological enemies including Jefferson bitterly opposed the idea of a federal bank as a mechanism to capitalize the national economy. During his presidency 1797-1801 he won the economic debate on appeal to a broader sense of contractually governed, distributive justice (Zukra Thula contracts).

Yet his enemies were primarily the wealthy Southern planters. They disliked Adams' northern mercantile approach to contractual loan-making from a central bank. They preferred to keep the capital reserves within the hands of a small cohort of super-wealthy individuals.

Adams was a friend of the mercantile classes, but the planters were distrustful of puritanical, egalitarian Northern culture and its abolitionist tendencies that could (and eventually did) spell the end of their slave-driven, concentrated wealth.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Double-10 Shani-10 rules emotionally motivated professional leadership rules 10th-from-Chandra

  • Shani-Vrizabha * heavy old valuables * must endure the sounds of proletarian speech-and-song * obliged to conform to the official bankers * dry, antique genetic stock * required preservation of aging assets * must materialize orderly values conservation * slow elderly evaluators judge the worth of hoards * must endure pressure to store the precious inventories * must bear the weight of historic treasuries * vital energy compression stress zone = neck-jaw * strictly imposed rules governing warehoused collections * lack of necessary seeds and foodstuffs * must preserve lineage knowledge despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-10 * (beneficial placement) * Structured, orderly, time-conscious responsibilities. One must govern the old order. Must maintain the dignity of reputation. Cautious, conventional leadership. Tense=ion in governance roles. Chronic weighty executive duties, heavy work portfolio sustains the social hierarchy; Oppressed by lack of freedom to choose social policies..Resistance to new rules. Resentment toward changes in authority. Intolerance toward unconventional leaders.. Governance fatigue. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as president, director, boss, governor, mayor.

Super-governance structure but also rogesha

Shani-10 Krittika indicates weighty duties in governance due to the double-power conferred by also ruling 10th-from-Chandra.

Despite His governance portfolio, Shani is the rogesha. He causes plenty of accusation, fighting, and toxic complaint. Adams; shockingly lost his re-election to POTUS-2 second term during Guru-Shani bhukti . Jealous Jefferson forced Adams into premature retirement.

Shani-10 occupies the family-lineage genetics of 2nd-from-Chandra.

The Adams Family became a political dynasty, but it produced a mix of responsible leaders along with decrepit alcoholics and unwell offspring (both mentally and physically).

As an elderly widower, Adams lived int he home of his married daughter until death age 90.

Rogesha Shani-10 located in 6th-from-5th * overall health of the children

John and Abigail Adams clearly loved their children, but their genetic and social reality was harsh.

Their constantly moving and often-separated children were in-and-out of school, shifting house, changing countries, sailing under storm, assaulted by war, politics, addiction, and disease.

Their father John Adams was a combustible fellow. Their mother, though strong of spirit, was physically fragile. Excepting their one remarkably able son POTUS-06 American System 1767-1868 John Quincy Adams all of their children suffered some species of intense misery. Like his siblings, JQ had a notoriously unhappy marriage.

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

  • Rahu-Kanya * shimmering illusion of humility * craving for crime * mask of exploitation * ambitious medications * intriguing addictions * mirage of humble service ministry * fascinating injuries * over-reaching logic of injustice * amazing illnesses * extraordinary arguments * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of medical skill, shrewd management of conflict and war, divorce remediation, accusatory litigation, victim-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-2 * passion for treasuries * in swabhava of Suave Zukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual assets, a fascinating voice, remarkable face, intriguing family line, extraordinary languages, mesmerizing sounds, Mixes knowledge from several different traditions (2). Craves unconventional, often shadowed, historical data. Exotic or unusual collections, libraries, records, databases.. Desires a special values-expression role in foods, animal herds, nature conservation, museums.. Privileged-seeking per rashi, in banking, preservation, foods, seeds, mouth-speech-song, Trespasses cultural boundaries of memory and historical truths. Exciting, opportunistic second marriage (if any). Ambitious character of the family traditions, genetic lineage.
  • Rahu-yuti-Mangala * amplified competition, magnified championship, exotic pursuits, tricky innovation, opportunistic brother-warriors, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of inventive, dynamic energy, hypnotic attack, engineered force of cross-cultural mixing

Rahu-2 casts drishti upon 6-8-10, amplifying the excitements of

  • 6-conflicts
  • 8-secrets
  • 10-legislative authority, maintenance of social order

Kuja-yuti-Rahu-2-Kanya amplifies the natural investigating and arguing behaviors of Kuja-Kanya, magnifying the risk-taking bravado and ambitiousness of the critical complaints emitting from Adams.

Rahu occupies the emotionally sickening 6th-from-Chandra + Chandra occupies the revolutionary, incendiary 8th-from-Rahu

6th-from-Chandra contains the volatile, competitive, ambitious, and criticizing Mangala-yuti-Rahu-Kanya-2, focusing its critical arguments upon the urgency of war (Mangala) against an exploitive (6) oppressor.

Adams continuously alienated those who might have been allies via his incisive, often logically correct (Kanya) but exceptionally aggressive and impatient criticism. Yet, his specific and closely reasoned legal arguments (Kanya) influenced the once-unimaginable (Rahu) insurrection of colonial farmers with rusted muskets (the fyrd) fighting * and winning * against the heavily armed, trained, well-funded British Redcoats..

Rahu occupies 6th-from-Chandra

Genetic issues-2 streaming down the lineages of both husband and wife.

Their offspring were troubled. His children inherited the alcoholism, disease, and depression patterns which ran through his and his wife's families. Even his distinguished son POTUS-06 American System 1767-1868 John Quincy Adams suffered from angry depression and remarkable marital difficulties.

Rahu Mahadasha * age 43.3 until 62.3

Rahu-Budha bhukti = 1788

After long years in foreign service, Rahu brought Adams home to serve as VPOTUS under Washington of the new nation. Budha-4 homeland rules Rahu-2. Adams was elected POTUS-02 when Washington retired, and afterward Adams never ventured outside the homeland.

Unlike the genial, admired, super-wealthy (from slave labor) General Washington whose authority was never questioned, Adams' cranky, often broke, argumentative nature created powerful animosities. Adams was unable to form a stable cabinet of loyal advisors. Squabbling and dissent penetrated every meeting. Conditions of impending disaster seem to attend his every endeavor.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Meena * dissociates from Otherworldly understanding, incomplete clairsentience, empty dreams, dissolute guidance, not limited by cetacean culture, ignores restriction on intuition, disarrayed wisdom, applies symbolic understanding to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-8 * Dissolves classified limitations * ambivalent toward secret initiations, disregards occult boundaries, fearless toward mysteries, absent from spouse's family, vacuous confidences, irrelevance of non-disclosure rules * disperses psychic camouflage filters, disinterested in terror. One abandons the in-laws, ignores the false mystifications, dissolves the obfuscations.

Ketu-8 indicates disengagement from the spouse's family and clairsentient abilities.


POTUS-02 partner from 1797 until 1801 * historical letters of correspondence * Abigail Adams * 1744-1818

see her lifeline at POTUS-pair-02 Letters Abigail Adams


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