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Free Mason * born in colonial British America

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succeeded by

Friend and supporter of

Adversary and political opponent of

Members of the Founding Fathers Group



1817-1825 * POTUS-05

1811-1817 * US Secretary of State + War

1803-1807 * US Minister to the Court of St. James

1800-1802 + 1811 * Governor of Virginia

1794-1796 + 1803 * US Minister to France

1790-1794 * US Senator from Virginia

1783-1783 * Congressional Congress

slave-plantation owner

Founding Father

James Monroe

Earthbody-Entry Friday-28-Apr-1758

Earthbody-Exit 04-July-1831 (age 72)


Elizabeth Monroe, painted by John Vanderlyn


1817-1825 * POTUS-05-partner

Elizabeth Kortright Monroe

Earthbody-Entry Thu-30-Jun-1768

Earthbody-Exit 23-Sept-1830 (age 62)


Governor, ambassador, slave-plantation owner, Monroe Doctrine * POTUS-05 = 1817 until 1825 * James Monroe * 1758-1831

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Krittika * Pleyades * Riksya * Agneya

BPL commentary

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

For those born into the splendidly Surya-ruled paradigm of Riksya, father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of the Pleyades. Their purpose is confidence-raising and light-bringing in creative pursuit of values fulfillment.

Radiant Certainty

Agneya-born gentlemen are often found in politics, in gambling and speculation, or in creative finance. Natural dramatists, Riksya-born are brightly idealistic and self-directed seekers of attention.

Mesha pada 1 represents nakshatrapathi Surya's empowerment in romance and celebrity entitlements. In the rashi of Champion Mangala, sparkling Surya asserts radiant genius. Typically pada 1 are dramatists, politicians, royalty, celebrity, creative artists, and unique charismatic figures.

Vrishabha-Urisha-pada-2-3-4 express the tension between two-party bargainer Zukra versus one-party autocratic singular nakshatrapathi Surya. Often the intelligence of pada 2-3-4 is focused into the Values-fulfilling sectors of banking and finance, natural resource conservation, music, wines and perfumes, arts, and beauty. Depending on Yogakaraka Shani ruler of 9+10, the Vrishabha pada of Krittika have a stronger propensity toward government positions.

Themes of self-importance, individual entitlement, creativity, and confidence may contextualize Krittika's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Krittika

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 80

"A proud, dignified, and honorable person

  • - an executive type.

He is very ambitious and eager for power

  • and has the ability to achieve his desires.

He has an innate sense of the importance of his destiny .

He expects everything to come to him as his due

  • and usually gets what he sets out to obtain ."


James Monroe at age 61 in 1819

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Zukra Mahadasha * age birth until age 10.7

28-Apr-1758 Earth-birth * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

Surya Mahadasha * age 10.7 until age 16.7

1772 grieved the decease of mother (James age 15) * Surya-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 7th-from-Chandra

1774 grieved the decease of father (James age 16) * Surya-Zukra chidradasha * Zukra rules 2nd-from-Surya

1774 enrolled by his paternal uncle into the College of William and Mary, but leaves after a year to fight in the Revolutionary War * Surya-Zukra chidradasha * Zukra lagnesha

Chandra Mahadasha * age 16.7 until age 26.7

1776 begins military officer work in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War (age 17) * Chandra-Mangala bhukti * Kuja-yuti-Rahu * Mangala fighting, weapons

1777 makes a successful guerilla attack on enemy encampment but nearly dies of his injuries * Chandra-Rahu bhukti * Kuja-yuti-Rahu * Kuja nichha foolhardy

1780-1783 studied law under his mentor, POTUS-03 Declaration of Independence 1743-1826 Thomas Jefferson * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani Yogakaraka rules 9-theory + 10 profession

1783 law license, begins law practice * Chandra-Zukra bhukti * Zukra lagnesha

Mangala Mahadasha * age 26.7 until age 33.7

16-Feb-1786 exchange of vows in marriage-1 to Elizabeth Kortright ( his age 28 her age 17) * Mangala-Rahu bhukti * Kuja-yuti-Rahu

Dec-1786 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Kuja-Guru bhukti

Rahu Mahadasha * age 33.7 until age 52.7

1794 appointed USA ambassador to France by POTUS-01 American Revolution 1732-1799 George Washington His family became close friends with the family of France-Emperor 1769-1821 Napoleon Bonaparte . Monroe was later a supporter of the French Revolution * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

Guru Mahadasha * age 41.6 until age 57.6

Oct-1799 slave uprising Gabriel's Conspiracy targets Monroe but is swiftly and violently suppressed * Rahu-Shani bhukti

Dec-1799 elected Governor of Virginia * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani yogakaraka rules 9-theory + 10 profession

1800 Elizabeth's health begins to decline, marked by seizures and weakness (James age 42) * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 8-changed identity, unexpected eruptions of force

04-Dec-1816 elected POTUS-05 (age 58) * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 5-elections

1819 begin the Panic of 1819 which would endure until 1823 * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 6-poverty, debt

06-Dec 1820 re-elected POTUS-05 * the Federalist Party collapses and disintegrates (Ketu) allowing Monroe to win virtually unopposed * Guru-Surya bhukti * Surya politics

02-Dec-1823 formally announced the Monroe Doctrine * Guru-Rahu chidradasha * Rahu over-reaching, exotics

Shani mahadasha * age 57.6 until decease age 72

23-Sept-1830 grieved the decease of wife Elizabeth * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 7th-from-Zukra

04-July-1831 fleshdeath (tuberculosis, age 72) * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha maraka rules-2

Prominent Features of the Nativity


Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Meza * uttama * Suryaya * the supreme one
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds, brightly contemplative, focus on seclusion, invisible light-source provides guidance, intuitive entitlements, intelligence for private prayer, eye on imagination


Dad was a slave-plantation owner = Surya-rules-4 farming. Dad also practiced skilled carpentry = Shani drishti into Surya practical skills. Although socially he was a member of the aristocratic planter class Surya-Meza * uttama, Dad's agricultural plantation was not profitable. Ketu-9 also suggests an absentee father.

The same difficulty would beset James, who inherited and purchased considerable farms and slaves. Yet, James was so often absent Surya in bhava-12 from the settlement that his properties were mismanaged and he fell into debt (also rogesha uttama Zukra lux tastes cause debt).

James Monroe inherited his fathers' slaves and deeded plantations. However while James was performing executive and diplomatic roles for the New Nation, his land-holdings and his slaves were not well-managed, and eventually they cost him more than they produced.


Surya-Meza * uttama rules 11 = friends, mentors * Friends in High Places

Monroe was a protégé of the fiery, dominating, shrewdly strategic, and aristocratic leader, POTUS-03 Declaration of Independence 1743-1826 Thomas Jefferson = uttama-Zukra-11. The elder Jefferson was 15 years senior in age to Monroe

1780 until 1783, after the Revolutionary War ended, young Monroe studied law under Jefferson .

While serving as USA ambassador to France, Monroe and his wife became close friends with the family of France-Emperor 1769-1821 Napoleon Bonaparte when their daughters attended the same school.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Dhanuzya * comforted by rhythmic catechesis of belief
  • Chandra in Purva-azadha * comforted by valued beliefs * protectors of inspirational music, philosophical harmony, expansively beautiful design
  • Chandra in classroom-8 * comfort in crisis, familiar with catastrophic events, needs to feel the pulse of repeating identity transformation, soothed by secrecy, regular routine of sudden changes, seeks the deep rhythm of initiations, exploratory occult sensitivities, need for unsettling discoveries, nourished by self-reinvention; emotionally attuned to patterns of undulating shakti-shocks


Little is known of James Monroe's mother, but Chandra in Purva-azadha in bhava-3 as karmesha would suggest that mom would have been literate , philosophical, sentimental, musical, and a capable manager. The compatible 5-9 angle between Surya-Meza-7 and Chandra-Dhanuzya-3 suggests that Monroe's parents were well suited to each other.

Although both his parents died before he finished high school, Monroe's early childhood during Surya Mahadasha and Chandra Mahadasha would have been stable and powerfully influenced by the harmony between his parents.

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Karkata * nichha * pursuit of security * proactive nourishment, drive toward rooting and settling, vigorous policing * push toward land ownership and farming * champion of local, ethnic, land-based cultures
  • Mangala in bhava-3 * drive toward commerce, pursuit of messaging, active touring, invasive management, energized, hyperactive sibling-figures, aggressive sales and marketing, teamwork dynamics, administrative conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * energized pretense, dynamic desires, masculine force joins opportunistic ambition

yuvatipathi-7 rules 10th-from-10th nichha-Kuja-yuti-Rahu in karmasthana-10 * powerful career in advising and agreement-making during contentious time of history

Nichha-Mangala rules bhava-12 containing his uttama-Surya - a classic indicator of foreign political agency - vicissitudes of isolation in distant lands, social invisibility, imprisonment, inaccessibility, incapacitation, retreat into the imaginary, events in private rooms esp the bedroom

As a foreign diplomat (lagnesha Zukra) in the crucial early years of the newly formed United States of America, POTUS-05 James Monroe engaged in constant literary correspondence and attended countless meetings, presentations, soirees and salons.

yuvatipathi-7 + dhanapati-2 Mangala in bhava-10 * Kuja-yuti-Rahu marks Monroe as a passionate, somewhat reactive and highly politicized revolutionary with a gift for exotic arrangements and decisive leadership. Monroe was a fervent revolutionary fighter in youth and severely wounded in a battle against British troops.

Monroe was age 18-25 during his Mangala Mahadasha

During Kuja-Kuja swabhukti Monroe dropped out of college and joined a military training camp. He spent the first half of the seven-year Kuja Mahadasha fighting in the American Revolutionary War. Kuja-yuti-Rahu was ready, willing, and able to fight as an officer, due to Rahu-10. nichha-Kuja gave Monroe a special talent for the guerilla tactics favored by General POTUS-01 American Revolution 1732-1799 George Washington.

Monroe's fierce fighting in several famed battles, including near-death from a cut artery during Mangala-Rahu bhukti, won him a lifelong honor as a patriot. Kuja rules-7 occupies 10 = honor (10) for fighting (Kuja) for a cause of justice (7).

Death of son

Three children; two daughters survived. Shani-5 gets drishti of nichha-Kuja

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Vrishabha * financial communications, articulation of tonal, stored, collected assets, vigorous descriptive evaluations, historic messages about worth and value * signaling harmonious sound frequencies
  • Budha in bhava-1 * digbala * narrative of body, self, identity, discusses physical appearance, describer of embodiment, explainer of tangible self, delivers instructions for self-characterization, articulation of communicative movement, animated gestures, talks about personality, details the two-sided identity.

Budha-1 communications rules 10th-from-Chandra

  • Monroe's career was highly complicated by the emotionally impuslive Kuja-yuti-Rahu in bhava-3. The other major communicative influence is his Budha-1. Monroe's career survived a relentless siege of wars, accusations, and disagreements among the leaders of the baby-nation USA as well as among foreign powers. He had to manage communications with a fractured Congress. Meanwhile he was busy (3) helping to author the Bill of Rights and later crafting policy documents such as the Monroe Doctrine.

Budha-1 ruling 2-speech ++ 5-politics helped Monroe to weather the

Budha rules the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra = Kanya-12

Monroe was a keeper of confidential information * Budha-8

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka


Guru rules swamsha

  • Guru-Vrizchika * much mystery, many sudden discoveries, believes in healing, many masks, hidden doctrine, transformative guidance, expands the scope of secret undertakings, multiple initiations
  • Guru in bhava-7 * many contracts, much negotiation, much partnership, abundant agreement, numerous alliances, extensive bargaining, multiple deal-making events, expansion of advocacy, fertile match-making, typically more than one spouse., extensive bargaining

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka


  • Zukra-Meena * uttama * appreciation of music-arts, pleasures of imagination, enjoys symbolic clairsentience, dreamlike arrangements
  • Zukra -11 * pleasure of community linkage, enjoys network equity, feminine-figures have social-participation, balanced economies, association with artists and financiers, graciously inter-knit community, appreciation of friendships, aesthetic of fair deals in marketplace, seeks economic justice

In adulthood, Monroe held several diplomatic posts to foreign courts representing the fledgling USA. Empowered lagnesha Zukra = alliance-crafting diplomat, consensus-building governor, yet in 6 indicates situations of constant conflict and hypocrisy. Monroe reduced the most egregious levels of political partisanship during his presidency 1817-1825. He undertook long meet-and-greet tours of faraway New England and built understanding between the mistrusting Calvinist individualist with the Southern planters, known as Era of Good Feelings

Monroe's leadership career involved constant contact with the violent circumstances of the French Revolution and the carnage of the American War of 1812 (French-and-Indian War). He did have some personal problems, but he died a natural death and was never assaulted despite functioning in some quite violent environments.

Zukra-11 earnings, awards for work accomplished -- but also Zukra rules 6 = financial imbalance. Monroe struggled with colossal debt from over-spending on entertainments during diplomatic assignments. Mainly historians opine this was a result of Elizabeth's craving for a French haute courtier style. Despite having inherited valuable slave plantations, he was almost always in some degree of financial distress. He sold most of his land holdings to satisfy the debt, and died insolvent.

Rogesha Zukra-uttama in bhava-11. POTUS-05-pair 1768-1830 La belle Americaine Elizabeth Monroe was a known beauty. She supported her husband's career. Yet by the time he reached elite governance ranks, she was too sick with a seizure disorder (believed to be epilepsy) and related ailments to host her husband's presidential entertainments.

She remained sick in bed while her daughters hosted the many required parties. Monroe had his own lifetime health problems lagnesha-Zukra, starting with a cannonball injury from the war, plus an ill wife, and lifelong financial insolvency .

Lagnesha Uttama-Zukra-11 contributes to debt

None of his many government posts were salaried. Following the Roman model, only the wealthy elite were expected to govern the Republic. Like his peers, Monroe received some Congressional subsidies for entertaining and transportation, but in the end, he was not wealthy enough to fund the entertainments, costumes, wigs, and other fine accouterments that he and Elizabeth preferred (kalatrakaraka Zukra wife).

Uttama-Zukra-11 loves luxurious large musical parties, public art, and fine architecture. But Monroe's responsibilities took him away from the slave-farms so often that his extensive land holdings failed to produce a net profit, and he did not in truth possess the funds required for the level of luxury that he presumed.

Lagnesha Zukra also rules debt-6. Monroe suffered ongoing debt related to extravagant entertainments in the conduct of diplomacy, even while Shani-10 produced a lifelong career of (overall) responsible governance.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

* Sasya * Zashaya * Shasaya Yoga

yogakaraka ruler of 9-ideology + 10-social ordering

  • Shani-Kumbha * moolatrikona 0-20 deg * heavy old economic systems, obliged to conform to the marketplace rules, pressure to maintain social linkage, vital energy compression stress zone = skin-nerves, strictly imposed regulations for electro-magnetic networking, limitations on earnings distribution, must materialize past-to-future gridwork, must sustain lowest-common-denominator proletarian communities, rigidly slow elder friends and mentors, must continue to achieve social-material goals 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.

James Monroe held a long series of executive and diplomatic appointments in the rulership of the New Nation. However his authority was occasionally invalidated (Washington essentially fired him). Monroe was removed from his post in France. When he was Virginia Governor, the slaves especially hated him and targeted him. Having the ruler of 12th-from-10th sitting in karmasthana, even when karmesha Shani also occupies 10, suggests considerable erosion of position.

His personal fortunes fluctuated radically. Monroe inherited a significant wealth from slave-powered agricultural plantations

He held distinguished positions of national leadership and was respected as a capable leader yet occasionally recalled from posts due to his outspoken views *

Yogakaraka * Shasaya Yoga Shani has considerable strength in mulatrikona Kumbha. Shani drishti into uttama-Surya-12 overseas diplomacy

Shani in 3rd-from-Chandrra can be associated with depression.

Shani-5 is a yogakaraka ruler of 4-5 who gives slow accomplishment in political environments via patience, repetition, and neutrality. However Shani-5 does not permit gameplaying financial speculation, excessive amusement, or intellectual enjoyment of politics. Shani is being constantly harassed by drishti of nichha-Kuja.

Political realities of war and finance for the new USA, which delayed the imposition of orderly economic systems, created ongoing frustration for man-of-principle Monroe. He was obliged to engage with the world of glamour and bright entitlements, but his political and financial life was more focused on damage control -- much less on having fun.

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

  • Rahu-Karkata * craving for customary rhythms * risky policing * mirage of home and shelter * mask of ancestral belonging to a habitual place * illusory acts of protective defense * over-reaching patriotism * fabulous farms and fisheries * fascinating ethnic routines * marvelous localities * intriguing owned properties * extraordinary cetaceans * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of  motherliness, nationalism, loyalty to the homeland, parent-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-3 * passion for communication * in swabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual writing, photography, journalistic reporting, news announcements, cinema, commentary, messaging. Craves publication. Desires a special, important explanatory, descriptive, or instructional role. Over-reaching in commercial business, internet, cinema, or communications media. Exciting, opportunistic engagement with process management, manufacturing, business administration, conversations, information technology. Ambitious character of the sibling-cousin, cohort, or touring ensemble.
  • 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-Karkata yuti Mangala-Karkata * nichha provides a continuous high-energy ascent to privilege and importance (Rahu) from Monroe's age 26 until age 52.

Career fraught with tension and complaint, despite solid ability

nichha-Kuja and Rahu are both enemies of Shani = both reside in 6/8-from-Shani.

Monroe's public reputation and credibility suffered from the permanent tension between his drive to conversational process management = Kuja-yuti-Rahu-3 versus his sober, mature capacity for top-down executive overview Shani in Bhava-10

  • Monroe was a member of the VIP cohort (Rahu-3) that included Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Hamilton, and Burr inter alia. He was known to this band of brothers (3) and he received prestigious (Rahu) appointments from them. However, Monroe made unauthorized treaties and was recalled from his Paris diplomatic post by Washington for being disruptive. In particular Monroe was a vigorous supporter of the French Revolution and he insinuated American support for it while the formal and unchanging USA policy was neutrality. Monroe made public announcements decrying US attacks on native settlements in Florida, then sent private messages to military commanders such as POTUS-07 Indian Removal 1767-1845 Andrew Jackson, encouraging him to use all available force against the natives. nichha Kuja complicates Monroe's mentality by introducing personal guilt into his professional communication patterns.

The combined Mangala-plus-Rahu era (25 years) occurred when he was young and somewhat impulsive. It produced too much volatility overall and bred mistrust of both Washington or Jefferson. This extended 25-year ascent to highest visibility public office began with his aggressive Revolutionary War heroism.

The combined Kuja-Rahu schedule ended with his return from foreign service, under criticism from POTUS-01 American Revolution 1732-1799 George Washington for over-reaching (Rahu) regarding Monroe's vigorous support of the French Revolution The USA was supposed to remain neutral, but cant-let-go guilt-master nichha-Kuja-yuti-Rahu can get over- excited about holding on to established (Karkata) bonds.

It was only Monroe's early 50's when the Guru Mahadasha began that Monroe obtained higher positions, starting with Governor of Virginia and escalating continuously afterward. After the end of Rahu Mahadasha, Monroe's capability for sustained mature governance= * Shasaya Yoga yogakaraka Shani-10 = began to dominate his career.

However it is said that George Washington died from getting on his horse in a snowstorm when he was already sick, in order to go cast his vote against Monroe.

Rahu gives effect of maraka Kuja-rules-7

Monroe ended life quickly after onset of his Shani-Budha bhukti, Following his wife Elizabeth's death, he was in severe debt. At the end of a lifetime of service to his nation, Monroe was crippled by sickness, widowhood, and poverty. Elizabeth died an invalid in 1830. Soon afterward, Monroe died in NYC from heart failure (Shani-5) and tuberculosis on 04-July-1831 (age 72) in the home of his daughter .\

RAHU-SHANI bhukti lave uprising citation

Arthur Scherr, "Governor James Monroe and the Southampton Slave Resistance of 1799," Historian; 1999 61(3): 557–578 and Douglas R. Egerton, Gabriel's Rebellion: The Virginia Slave Conspiracies of 1800 and 1802 (1993)

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Makara-Draco * dissociates from social authority, incomplete hierarchy, empty rules, dissolute laws, severed execution of duties, not limited by conventions, ignores restriction on rank and status
  • Ketu in classroom-9 * incoherent ideology, disinterested in the credenda; wandering worldview; absentee father-figures * no barriers in doctrine, disregards teachings, vacuous philosophy, irrelevance of the catechesis, ambivalence toward the power of belief

POTUS-05 pair, ambassador * Elizabeth Kortwright Monroe * 1768-1830

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Mriga-zirasa * Mraga * Marga-ziraza * Agrahayani

BPL commentary

For Mriga-sirasa births of a feminine 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, pursuers, and competitions and battles may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by the civilizations of Orion. Their purpose is to promote engaging, instinctive messages that conquer, compete, startle, stimulate, pioneer, and provoke.

Kuja-ruled Mriga-zirasa ladies tend to be physically fit, agile, energetic sportswomen and dancers. They are often found in politics, entertainment, and commerce, especially in sales, marketing, and advertising roles where their energy delivers competitive advantage.

Mraga are surprisingly accurate markswomen, able to handle weapons if necessary. They often have an interest in metalcraft. Agrahayani ladies may have a special affinity for quadruped animals, brothers, and soldiers. Due to the crystalline structure of their noses, Mraga-born have an extraordinarily acute sense of smell.

Vrishabha-Urisha pada 1-2 represent the 7-12 angle and the Zukra-Kuja attraction. Pada 1-2 pursue gracious arrangements, match-making, and brokerage in secluded environments, such as the private bedroom or in distant lands. Their goal is the formation of vitally valuable partnerships. Depending upon Yogakaraka Shani ruler of 9+10, the Vrishabha pada of Krittika have a stronger propensity toward governance roles,

Mithunaya-Dvamdva pada 3-4 represent the 6-11 angle and the Budha-Kuja tension. Pada 3-4 are vocal socialites skilled in conflict intervention, and natural ministers of aid. Pada 3-4 may focus on community activism, economic profits, and service to the wounded (whether the wounds are physical, mental, or emotional).

Themes of forward movement, group activity, and sporting competition may contextualize Mriga's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Mriga-zirasa

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra, p 91

"Usually this person is born in a wealthy family or at least well-to-do.

  • She will be brought up in a religious atmosphere

  • and will be deeply religious herself.

She is an entertaining and interesting speaker

  • and will participate in women's club activities

  • and other social enterprises .

If she adopts a public career, she will be successful and honored.

She is fond of beautiful clothes,

  • perfumes, and jewels,

  • and dresses elegantly and in good taste.

Her favorite color is green."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha Calendar


Elizabeth Monroe younger

Zukra Mahadasha * age birth until age 9

06-Sept-1777 grieved the decease of mother * Zukra-Ketu bhukti * Ketu in 7th-from-Chandra

03-Aug-1778 a year after her mother's death, her family home burned to the ground, but the family escaped. Zukra-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 6- accidents, injuries

Surya Mahadasha * age 9 until 15

Chandra Mahadasha * age 15 until 25

16-Feb-1786 wedding to a young Virginia Congressman, POTUS-05 Monroe Doctrine 1758-1831 James Monroe (her age 17; his age 27) * Chandra-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules swamsha

Dec-1786 celebrated the birth of child-1 daughter * Chandra-Guru bhukti

Mangala Mahadasha * age 25 until 32

1794 James Monroe appointed USA Minister to France by POTUS-01 American Revolution 1732-1799 George Washington * Mangala-Rahu bhukti

Sept-1794 decease of father * Mangala-Rahu bhukti

1799 James Monroe elected Governor of Virginia * Mangala-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 5-politics

1803 the Louisiana Purchase which Monroe helped arrange is approved

Rahu Mahadasha * age 32 until 50

1816 James Monroe elected POTUS-05 * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 10th-navamsha

Guru mahadasha * age 50 until decease age 62

Nov-Dec 1820 James Monroe re-elected POTUS-05 * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 9-politics, 8 secrecy

23-Sept-1830 decease (age 62) * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra maraka rules-2

Distinctive features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Mithunaya * Mithra * neighbor, companion
  • Surya in bhava-1 * center of identity, bright embodiment, intelligence for competition, focus on appearance, championship entitlements, eye on personality *sparkling center of the vitality-drama
  • 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
  • Surya-yuti-Shani * confidently lawful, bright regulator
  • Surya-yuti-Ketu * confidently detached, bright observer, entitled to surrender, apathetic toward the spiritual rays of the Sun, creatively intelligent abandonment, politically disinterested, wandering father-figure, radiantly unconcerned


father wealthy businessman and social networker

Surya-1 rules 3-commerce

He was widowed when little Elizabeth was age 9, and he never remarried (ketu)

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Dhanuzya * comforted by rhythmic catechesis of belief
  • Chandra in Purva-azadha * comforted by valued beliefs * protectors of inspirational music, philosophical harmony, expansively beautiful design
  • Chandra in classroom-7 * comfort in arrangements; familiar with bargaining, soothed by equity, needs to feel the repeating pulse of deal-making routine partnership, settled into the rhythm of negotiations, balanced contracts; undulating agreements
  • Somana-yuti-Rahu * Emotionally expedient, sensitive to exotic figures, needs exciting opportunities, soothed by unusual environments, undulating desires, craves nurturing, feels exceptional


MARRIAGE emotional support partnership

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


  • Budha-Karkata * * comfortable communications * hand, arm, shoulder 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-2 * narrative of values, natural resources, history, conservation, banking, treasuries * discusses sound values, speech-song, eyes-face, tells stories, defines storage, describer of family lineage , explainer of wealth preservation, delivers instructions for preservation of collected assets, talks about knowledge base, libraries, databases, languages, memory

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Kanya * much ministry of service, many argumentations
  • Guru in bhava-4 * many roots, growth of homes and gardens, many diploma and licenses, abundant owned property, many vehicles and modes of transport, multiple caretakers and mother-figures, extensive lands and deeds of title

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Mithunaya * appreciation of detail, likes accessories, attracted to writers and businesspeople, balanced communications, aesthetic of handiwork, pleasures of specific explanations, enjoys correspondence and conversation, articulated messaging arrangements
  • Zukra-1 * pleasure of handsome embodiment; graciously feminine qualities of the appearance, enjoys athletic style of balancing, vigorous physical adjustments, appreciation of new birth * identified with beauty, equity, and fairness
  • 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, deals, contracts * arrangements according to father's choice or self-will
  • 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, responsible wife.
  • Zukra-yuti-Ketu * sweetened surrender, gracious abandonment, vacuous feminine-figures, appreciation for fair terms of dissolution, disoriented negotiations, unconcerned with conventional beauty, empty contracts * arrangements according to impermanent agreement

Zukra rules 6th-from-Chandra, and Zukra-1 yuti Ketu-1. Health issues likely epilepsy, and burns - exacerbated by Mangala drishti into kalpasthana-1

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Mithunaya * tiresome old documents * resistance to change of explanations * obliged to conform to the hierarchical managers * must materialize orderly information delivery * rigid process handling * heavy old discussions * obligatory, strictly scripted conversations * inflexible instructions * must endure the lowest-common-denominator proletarian communication * slow elderly messengers * vital energy compression stress zone = hand-arm-shoulder * restricted breathing * insufficient team cooperation * must continue to collaborate, cooperate, gesture, and signal despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-1 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious personality. One must act under pressure, have to move but slowly, push forward against stiff limitations; cautious, conventional identity; tense competition, muscular fatigue,  chronic impeded movement, seizures and cramps. Heavy legacy pressure against free movement. Resistance to new ideas and direct action. Resentment toward constriction of physical appearance. Support for socially-approved dutiful roles, conventionalized identity, and conduct befitting an elder.
  • Shani-yuti-Surya * resistance against creativity, limited entitlements, suppression of romance, disciplined intelligence, constrained willpower
  • Shani-yuti-Zukra * resistance against equity, limited luxury, contractual discipline, constrained harmony, regulated pleasures
  • Shani-yuti-Ketu * resistance against dispersion, pragmatic dissociation, limited surrender, lawful abandonment, spiritual paralysis, disciplined apathy, constrained wandering, regulated dissolution

From Chandra-Dhanuzya lagna, sober serious structured hierarchical Shani rules

  1. the emotionally-motivated traditionalism, family lineage conserving, treasure-preserving, language-and-history remembering, acquisitive, genetic conservation of 2nd-from-Chandra
  2. the emotionally talkative, information-delivering, evangelical, publishing, announcing, script-reading, reporting, conversational, process-managing communications of 3rd-from-Chandra

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

  • Rahu-Dhanuzya * shimmering illusion of wisdom * craving for philosophical principle * mirage of fatherly generosity * extraordinary theory * unusual approach to higher truth * mask of global humanistic belief * fascinating doctrine * over-reaching catechisms * fabulous patronage * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of professorship, guidance, proselytism, guru-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-7 ** passion for partnership * in swabhava of Suave Zukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual arrangements, amplified bargains, vows, promises. Rahu-7 desires an important brokerage role in rule-bending, exceptional, expedient, non-standard negotiations. Fascinating match-making. Thrilling deals and pacts. Agent of flashy contracts. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious partners (personal and professional). Rahu-7 trespasses the cultural boundaries of negotiated agreements, covenants, agreed terms of exchange. Mixed-culture marriage. Rahu the Poseur may pose as the Perfect Partner, a middleman, a bargainer, a diplomat, a fascinating arranger, an agreeable advocate. Rahu-7 grants advantageous career positioning via instrumental alliances.
  • Chandra-yuti-Rahu * amplified emotion, magnified familiarity exotic habits, tricky comforts, opportunistic mother, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of sympathetic caretaking, hypnotic rhythms, emotionally attuned to cross-cultural mixing, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of sympathetic caretaking, hypnotic rhythms, emotionally attuned to cross-cultural mixing

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Mithunaya * dissociates from conversations, incomplete message, empty instructions, dissolute signals, not limited by commerce, ignores restriction on communication, applies explanatory gestures to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-1 * * wanders from the fleshly container, disperses coherently unique identity, ambivalent toward the power of muscular movement, absent from embodiment, other-defined chameleon, irrelevance of the personality. One abandons an independent lifestyle, and chooses to depend upon important Others (Rahu-7). One abandons an independent lifestyle, and chooses to depend upon important Others (Rahu-7).
  • Ketu-yuti-Surya * surrendered creativity, empty drama, unsustainable confidence, disconnected father, apathetic intelligence, intellectual disengagement, dispersed vision, disinterest in games, unfulfilled genius, fragmented politics, incoherent entertainments, wandering focus. Spiritual liberation via release of egocentricity.
  • Ketu-yuti-Zukra * surrendered arrangements, empty promises, disconnected bargaining, unsustainable contracts, incomplete harmony, fragmented negotiations, abandoned alliances, absence of equity, apathetic brokerage, eccentric music, unfulfilled promises, distrust, disappointment and dissatisfaction in relationships. Spiritual liberation via release of vows. For husbandly nativities, may dissolve the wife-figures.
  • Ketu-yuti-Shani * surrendered conformity, empty structures, disconnected elders, unsustainable rules, abandoned achievements, eccentric profession, chronological disorientation. irregular order, apathetic boss, fragmented materialism, incoherent legislation, social disregard, dissolution of normal conventions, absence of survival fear. Spiritual liberation via release of public approval.

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