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Members of the Founding Fathers Group


John Quincy Adams in 1819


1831-1848 * US Congressman from Massachusetts

1825-1829 * POTUS-06

1817-1825 USA * USA Secy of State under POTUS-05 Monroe Doctrine 1758-1831 James Monroe

1815-1817 * US Minister to United Kingdom

1809-1814 * US Minister to Russia

1803-1808 *  US Senator from Massachusetts

1797-1801 * US Minister to Prussia

1794-1797 * US Minister to Netherlands

Founding Father

John Quincy Adams

Earthbody-Entry Saturday-11-July-1767

Earthbody-Exit 23-Feb-1848 (age 81)

"His talents were far greater than his desire to serve."



1825-1829 * POTUS-06-partner


Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams

Earthbody-Entry Sunday-12-Feb-1775

Earthbody-Exit 15-May-1852 (age 77)

Nativity of Louisa Catherine Adams


POTUS-06 = 1825 until 1829, international diplomat * John Quincy Adams * 1716-1848

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativity

Anuradha * Maitra

BPL commentary

For Anuradha births of a masculine valence, the influence of rigid, chronological, lawful, enduring strictly structural sober serious systematic Shani may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Shani-ruled paradigm of Maitra, elder persons, old rules, rigid structures, age and time, resistance to change, status hierarchies, social class barriers, large organizations, public opinion, bureaucracies, regulatory requirements, legal systems, and corporate or institutional officials may be especially influential.

Instruction from the guardians of the civilizations of Gisgan-gusura. Their purpose is to impose safety in dangerous conditions via threat-containment and damage-control.

Hazard Regulation

Anuradha imposes order after chaos. Maitra-born have a special gift for threat reduction. After the terrifying, explosive Shock of Visaka-Radha, enter Anuradha for damage mitigation and triage. Shani-ruled Anuradha requires lawful, mandatory compliance.

Maitra-born are found in emergency centers, disaster response control rooms, high-risk insurance, elite rescue operations, military ordnance control, explosives testing, hazardous materials management, hazardous substance regulation..

Maitra-born are often the bridge-builders following a social scandal or fight. Anizham strive to maintain order in dangerous conditions via regulatory structures such as war policy, catastrophe protocol, social strategies for responding to epidemic disease and famine, and emergency rules such as martial law. Being Shani-ruled, they are naturally suited to medical, legislative, and executive governance positions.

Themes of risk regulation, damage control , and orderly response to traumatic shock may contextualize the terrestrial experience of Anusham.. Also applied to Chandra in Anuradha

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939).Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 85

"Usually robust and healthy,
  • yet the native of Anuradha gets very little enjoyment out of life.
Probably because he consciously strives after happiness
  • but with continual discontent and bitterness in his heart.
He has a deep secretive nature
  • and because of his attitude and outlook on life, he is somewhat unscrupulous .
"a sweet tongue but poison in the heart" aptly characterizes him."


Biographical Events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha

Surya Mahadasha

11-July-1767 Earth-birth in Braintree, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British America * Surya-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 11-goals

Chandra Mahadasha

Mangala Mahadasha

Rahu Mahadasha

26-July-1797 exchange of vows of marriage (his age 30) to Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams* Rahu-Shani bhukti

12-Apr-1801 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules bhava-9

Guru mahadasha

1817-1825 USA Secretary of State * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 9-politics

28-Oct-1818 grieved the decease of mother * Guru-Surya bhukti * Surya 7th-from-Chandra

Shani Mahadasha

Feb-1825 elected POTUS-06 * in an extremely bitter and contentious Congressional vote after losing the popular election to the military hero POTUS-07 Indian Removal 1767-1845 Andrew Jackson * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 5-elections ++ Shani rules 6-conflict

04-July-1826 grieved decease of father * Shani-Shani swabhukti *

Dec-1828 lost the 1828 presidential election after a bitter and vindictive accusatory and defamatory campaign by Andrew Jackson * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha yuti Ketu yuti nichha-Mangala

Budha Mahadasha

23-Feb-1848 Earthbody-Exit (age 81) * Budha-Rahu bhukti

Distinctive features of the Nativity


POTUS-06 American System 1767-1868John Quincy Adams ; in 1843

(in 1848, he collapsed on the Senate floor and died )

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Mithunaya * Mithra * neighbor, companion
  • Surya in bhava-10 * digbala * center of hierarchy * brightly governing * legislative intelligence * focus on social order * father holds a respected position * regulatory entitlements * eye on high authority * radiant reputation * sparkling center of the leadership drama
  • Surya-yuti-Shani * confidently lawful * bright regulator * entitled to impose order * creatively intelligent authority-figures * radiantly hierarchical * sober father-figure * cautiously orderly expression of the spiritual rays of the Sun * limited entertainments * politically disciplined


Dad = POTUS-02 Thoughts on Government 1735-1826 John Adams.

Dad and son belonged to the group that has been labeled by some historians as Founding Fathers.

Surya-yuti-Shani-10 shows JQ Adams' duplication of his father's identity with governance responsibility (Shani).

Surya-10 shows his Willpower (Surya) to undertake his father's same burden (Shani) of dealing with leadership roles under very heavy pressure in a hostile political environment.

Surya-yuti-Shani* Shani-Mithunaya yuti Surya-Mithunaya * writings, reports, teamwork, meetings, documents, travel itineraries, messaging, publications, commercial business within the context of government (10)

Professionalized Relationship to father * pitrikaraka Surya-yuti-Shani-8

Even as a young boy, JQ attended his father across Europe as a diplomatic scribe, then an independent diplomat, the into the USA presidency. He carried on his father's engagement with foreign lands (Surya rules 12) .

JQ continued his father's commitment to holding top-level roles in national governance of the unstable new nation (Shani-10). He shared his father's lifelong work (Shani) in politics (5) . For better or for worse, JQ also perpetuated his father's pattern of conflicted relationships and bitter resentments(Shani rules 6 animosity).

JQ did understand the crucial role of international diplomacy for the survival of the foundling nation and most of his colleagues respected his global knowledge (Surya-10 rules 12). However his political career was made miserable by enemies (Shani rules 6) who accused him of impoverishing (6) the nation by preventing farmers from using slave labor.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Dhanuzya * comforted by rhythmic catechesis of belief
  • Chandra in Uttara-azadha * comforted by bright visions * protectors of confident conviction, brilliant philosophy, wise patronage, political doctrines
  • Chandra in classroom-4 * digbala * comfort in routines * familiar with ruts * rates, roots, routine rituals * soothed by customary habits * needs to feel the repeating pulse of foundation-building * calmed by anchoring, stabilizing, gardening; settled into the rhythm of home-keeping and kitchens * undulating patriotism


Mom was the estimable POTUS-pair-02 Letters 1744-1818 Abigail Adams . Mrs. Adams was a superb writer on topics of political philosophy. She is honored as a "Founding Father" due to her pervasive literary influence upon the thought and action of the ruling male cohort.

JQ received a similar formal education to that of his father, and both of his parents provided explicit support for his schooling. Chandra-4 in 7th-from-Surya shows the mutuality of his parents John and Abigail Adams.

Supportive, Grounding Mother

Abigail Adams did not enjoy the southern social style of political entertainments in Washington D.C. Yet during her son's presidential administration, when wife Louisa Adams was too weak to carry out social duties, J-Q's mother POTUS-02 partner Abigail Adams traveled to the capital, and directed all of the necessary formal entertaining.

Parents as a Team * Chandra-4 patriotism, life foundations

Chandra-4 represents his patriotic parents. Mom and Dad both hailed from Puritan New England Calvinist roots. In their local area, their values and lifestyle would have been familiar and normal. Guru drishti into bhava-4 indicates that they owned houses and a farm.

Surya-yuti-Shani drishti into bhava-4 suggests that their personalities were considered outspoken (Rahu in 2nd-from-Chandra) When the Adams Family needed to cooperate within the morally lax southern-dominated leadership cohort, they were considered as rigidly (Shani) puritanically Northern. JQ carried forward his parents' Puritan moral foundational (4) principles (Dhanuzya) expressed via a vigorous anti-slavery platform.


Due to Chandra-4 Adams loved his homeland USA. During his entire life, he worked to defend and support the philosophical principles (9) of the fledgling nation. bandesha-4 Guru in 9th-from-4th.

Puritan Ideology and no-compromise anti-slavery morality

JQ Adams was raised by both parents and grandparents as a fervent moral abolitionist (anti-slavery). JQ and his family were absolute anti-slavery proponents who could not admit any argument in favor of slavery. Shani-mutual drishti- Chandra rigidity.

His southern governance colleagues complained (Shani-10 rules 6 complaints) that JQ did not understand the financial realities of the southern region's slave-driven large-plantation economy.

JQ's family owned a farm, but otherwise they had a minimal amount of material wealth. They were focused on laying the ideological foundations for the baby nation (Chandra-Dhanuzya-4). JQ 's response to those who asserted that slaves were essential to good business was to retort that no reason could EVER justify slavery. His northern moralism angered and alienated many of his southern fellows but he would not change (Shani) this stalwart refusal.

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership


POTUS-06 American System 1767-1868 John Quincy Adams * Chandra-yuti-Rahu *  married POTUS-pair-06 Louisa Johnson Adams in 1797 in London. JQA's nichha-Mangala + Budha + Ketu-Karkata-9 occupy his 7th-from-Chandra.  LJA suffered a range of mental and physical ailments, and she disliked public roles. The social-mobility cost of her disabilities perplexed JQA to the point of despair. Although JQA held a lifelong series of demanding executive and diplomatic roles, and LJA usually travelled with him, LJA tended to disconnect. She cared for their children, but her anxieties were debilitating. His elderly, frail mother POTUS-pair-02 Letters 1744-1818 Abigail Adams replaced LJA occasionally in social entertaining roles. But generally JQA had to forego the wifely support which other public men received from their lifepartners. His resentment added to the legendary Adams-Family crankiness and complaining. Azlesa-Budha-yuti-Ketu and Azlesa nichha-Kuja-yuti-Ketu occupy 7th-from-Chandra considerably deepening the themes of disconnection, anxiety (Azlesa) and mental disorientation (Budha-yuti-Ketu).

nichha-Kuja + lagnesha Budha + Ketu

Despite tensions due to JQ's complaining nature, Louisa's Chandra-Mithunaya occupies JQ's 7th-from-Chandra, indicating the stability of the emotional bond. JQ would have been a rather testy fellow given the Karkata graha, and Louisa would have needed to develop some strategies for minimizing his impact -- including frail health.

Louisa remained dedicated to her troubled father Zukra ruled by Surya-yuti-Shani-10. Although she was not a socialite by nature, Louisa acquitted her social duties admirably, using her musical talents. She raised their children in daunting circumstances. Yet she often felt ill, both mentally and physically. JQ's 7th-from-Chandra contains Surya rules 12, Shani rules 6, and Shani rules 8th-from-10th, showing the wife's sickness, retreating nature, and discomfort with public roles. Her delicate health and retiring personality made her frail and withdrawn.

Difficulties persisted in the marriage, and JQ's complaining increased as he aged. Yet Shani in 7th-from-Chandra predicts loyalty to the consecrated vow. She never completely abdicated, always lived with her husband and not separately, and when she outlived JQ she did not remarry.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala in bhava-11 * drive toward connectivity, earnings, economic conquests
  • 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
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * communicative competitions, energized communication, dynamic reporting, outgoing force joins messaging signal, potential for aggressive gestures, speech, and writing
  • Ketu-yuti-Kuja * energized pilgrimage, dynamic wandering, masculine force joins apathetic surrender

Kuja is often problematic for the Kanya nativity

Kuja-11 occupies the emotionally catastrophic-transformative, revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

Kuja rules 3-cohort. JQ endured a lifetime of polarizing catalysis from his same-age adversary, POTUS-07 Indian Removal 1767-1845 Andrew Jackson

Bhava-11 = 2nd-from-7th-from-Chandra = wife's family.

JQ's problems with his wife's family are legendary. His wife's father was a financial speculator whose misjudgment put him in severe debt. Her family had various mental and physical illnesses, which JQ had to deal with.

nichha-Kuja casts drishti into 3-commerce, 5-politics, and 6-disagreement

Kuja rules 3 producing an endless stream of meetings, administrative details, and literary correspondence (3) and hostility of a vulgar and obstructionist Congress (3-congress).

nichha-Mangala owns and aspects bhava-3. Contentious promotions. 4 = 6th-from-11

JQ promoted (Kuja yuti Budha promotion) the manufacturing (3) culture of his native northern region. His writings appealed to the freeholding northern manufacturing and small-farming base.

However, the southern slave-dependent planters (4) hated him, such as POTUS-03 Declaration of Independence 1743-1826 Thomas Jefferson.

Secrecy and danger in governance roles

Mangala rules Shani in 10th-navamsha, suggesting that JQ's lifetime career in government service would be characterized by the secrecy of Vrischika and the emotionalized contentiousness of nichha-Mangala

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


  • 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-11 * narrative of economy and ecology, distributive and associative networks * social participation linkage, describer of friendship and voluntary connections , explainer of gains and goals, delivers instructions for interlinked systems, talks about large assemblies + webs of community
  • Budha-yuti-Mangala * explainer of competitive energies, articulation of forward action, message of innovation and forward movement, outspoken, fraternal conversations, aggressive communications, talkative brother-figures
  • Budha-yuti-Ketu * explainer of impermanence * affinity for dissociative, dissolving roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction  * explainer of impermanence, articulation of surrender, signals abandonment, message of the observing Witness, talkative spirits

Budha occupies the emotionally catastrophic-transformative 8th-from-Chandra

After nearly two decades as a successful diplomat in the gracious salons of Europe during Guru Mahadasha, JQ was convinced that the economic conflicts between the two regions could be resolved diplomatically.

But he was handicapped when dealing with issues of economics and market systems by the misapprehension and miscommunication Budha-yuti-Ketu-11 compounded by the angry resentment of nichha-Kuja-11. The core issue remained his inability to compromise (nichha-Kuja) because he refused to accept that slavery was an essential and irreplaceable component of the American economy. However, the majority of Congress and the USA leadership were planters who vigorously asserted the opposite. JQ had very few friends (11) and was often verbally attacked.

JQ had moments of violent anger (Kuja), moments of logical clarity (Budha lagnesha, karmesha), and moments of utter apathy (Ketu) during the vicious debates on slavery that plagued his career.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Simha * many lights, many displays, much drama, believes in creativity and special entitlement, doctrine of intelligence and unique personality, expands the scope of politics, multiple games, many celebrities and celebrations
  • Guru in bhava-10 * many public roles * multiple diverse leadership duties * numerous recognized teachings * much respect * broad social visibility * extensive reputation * numerous obligations to maintain the social order * often a professor, preacher, philosopher, proselyte, presbyter, bishop, or priest
  • 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

Zukra-yuti-Guru in the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

Guru in bhava-10 resides in the secretive, camouflaged, confidential, transformative 8th-from-Chandra 

Guru-12 rules 4 and 7. Guru rules Chandra-Uttara-azadha-Dhanuzya-4 foundational principles, philosophy of belief

Guru owns 10th-from-10th and Chandra-4 drishti to 10. JQ's beliefs especially his social and political philosophy were highly politicized due to Guru-Simha. Like his father before him, JQ Adams wanted the United States of America to be anchored in principles of legal justice, including a concept of human rights which precluded the possibility that humans could be categorized as property.

Success abroad Guru-12 * Guru Mahadasha age 40-56

John Quincy Adams generally liked his career during his Guru Mahadasha when Guru-12 as kept him traveling in Europe under cover of 12-invisibility with access to scholarly resources of universities as well as a culture of global humanism.

Typical of Guru-12, JQ experience wide success in representing these American principles abroad (12). The first half of his adult career was spent in various European embassy houses, entertaining the thought leaders and entrepreneurs of progressive viewpoint. His Enlightenment philosophical convictions were met in foreign settings with much favor. However once he returned to USA to take elected positions in Congress and POTUS, the visionary inclusivity of Guru-12 faced harsh realities of Shani.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Singha * aesthetic of royal confidence
  • Zukra-12 * pleasure of imagination * enjoys spiritually guided partnership *, intuitive feminine-figures* agreeable sleep * visions of harmony and beauty * aesthetic designs to adorn the feet * appreciation of distant lands * seeks interior balance
  • Zukra-yuti-Guru * gracious generosity, expanded beauty, sweet inclusion

Zukra-Simha-12 rules 2- Kutumba * Zukra-yuti-Guru-12

JQ Adams hailed from the infamous "Adams Family" which produced a remarkable mix of guiding ideologues and legislators, inspirational and influential national leaders, along with physical and mentally ill and addicted persons, self-destructive alcoholics and suicides (12)

John Quincy Adams endured many problems with his 'dynasty' family kutumbha bhava-2 including crippling alcohol addiction (Zukra) and suicides (12). Two of JQ Adams' sons died before age 30 of alcoholism and depression. 5th-from-Chandra = bhava-8 representing the children is ruled by the notorious nichha-Kuja-Budha-Ketu. Adams expressed little sympathy toward their suffering (Ketu) seeing these traits not as emotional wounds but rather as moral failings.

JQ Adams privately (Zukra-12 privacy) expressed (2-speech) frustration and even contempt toward his wife's invisible ailments and the sickness of his family members. He considered himself unable to aid their distress, as he was too busy with public matters.

circumstances of meeting the wife-figure

are cloaked in invisibility, foreign lands, private arrangements, dreams, imaginative visions = Zukra-yuti-Guru in bhava-12

JQ was introduced to his wife POTUS-pair-06 Louisa Adams in London (Zukra-12 distant lands), where JQ was working as a diplomat crafting often undisclosed agreements, on behalf of the new USA.

JQ believed that Louisa was as the daughter of a prosperous London merchant father. Louisa's father was supposedly an émigré American living in London whose wealth and social connections would offer a considerable advantage to JQ'ss international career. Being of marriageable age, Louisa appeared at several parties and JQ (without checking his facts - 12 prefers imaginative insights) decided to take the opportunity of her availability. He asked for her hand in marriage. The offer was instantly accepted.

Unfortunately, the blurry dreamlike impressions of 12 were soon clarified. Louisa's father had been on a downward slide in business for some time. Dad was not a financially privileged man nor much well-liked. (Later historians have opined that he may have suffered a personality disorder which involved lying.).

Adams Family afflicted by Zukra

kutumbha bhava-2: ruled by Zukra-12 shows the destructive alcohol addiction and ailments of family members including the addicted and destructive lapsed-preacher uncle (brother of his mother Abigail Adams) plus the two alcoholic short-lived and near-criminal brothers of John Quincy Adams, plus his sister with severe marital, health, and financial issues; and finally his own two alcoholic, suicidal sons.

Zukra's ruler is pitrikaraka Surya-10 indicating that the father's intelligence Surya may be afflicted by Zukra-12 dreamlike environment. JQ's father POTUS-02 Thoughts on Government John Adams apparently misunderstood (Ketu-Budha) Louisa's father to be a rich businessman. Louisa's father was in fact an impoverished London merchant whose speculative investments in American enterprises had failed.

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-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.
  • Shani-yuti-Surya * resistance against creativity, pragmatic politics. materialistic father, limited entitlements, suppression of romance, effortful creativity, disciplined intelligence, constrained willpower, regulated games

Shani drishti into 10th-from-10th. Shani resides in both radical-10 and 10th-navamsha. Shani confirms a lifetime career in responsible government authority roles.

From Chandra-Dhanuzya lagna, the mature voice of sober serious structured hierarchical Professor 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

Born into leadership expectations

POTUS-06 American System 1767-1868 John Quincy Adams was the favored son of his estimable father POTUS-02 John Adams. When the younger Adams was a young boy, the elder Adams began taking his young son abroad on European diplomatic missions representing the newly-established USA. The younger Adams began his lifelong career in political diplomacy very early by serving as his father's assistant and scribe. The younger Adams was eventually elected to POTUS-06 but he expressed great reluctance and dissatisfaction with this ultimate duty, often remarking that his earlier career untainted by the vulgarity of Washington D.C. culture had been much more beneficial and balanced.

Shani (government) Surya (dad) Chandra (mom) * Shani abolitionism wins (eventually)

Like all things Shani, JQ's absolute abolitionist stance took a long time to bear political fruit. Yet in 1865 - forty years after JQ's presidency- the USA finally freed the slaves. Eventually JQ Adam's political philosophies and jurisprudence were fully enacted during the administration of POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln, when human slavery was finally eradicated.

Enemies in Government * rogesha Shani-10

His bitter adversary and successor POTUS-07 Indian Removal 1767-1845 Andrew Jackson was vigorously pro-slavery and opposed to the insinuation that the slaves had human rights. Jackson and his parochial supporters made vile accusations against JQ, who was simply appalled at their rudeness and had no defenses against the ruffians. The vulgarity of Jackson's administration was so extreme that many educated observers despaired of decency ever being restored. It was a dark time in American politics.

Shani Mahadasha heaviest duties

Shani-Mrigashira occupies bhava-10 in 6th-from-5th suggests a responsible government authority figure who is beset by chronic (Shani) political adversaries. Shani dominated by atmakaraka vyayapathi-12 Surya but Shani is not combust.

The beginning of the Shani mahadasha marked a sustained 19-year bhukti of overwhelming responsibilities. During Shani-Shani swabhukti, his father died and JQ was elected POTUS-06. He was constantly engaged with his father's cohort (elders = Shani)

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

  • Rahu in bhava-5 * passion for politics, celebrity, games * in swabhava of Splendid Surya, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual children; out-of-bounds creativity, and amplified poetic romance; Risk-rewarding Rahu generates a charismatic individuality, center-of-attention displays of creative genius. Desires a special, important role in performance arts, literary arts, entertainments, royalty roles, pageantry, celebrity events, or dramatic splendor. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious children and lovers. Rahu the Poseur may wear the persona (mask) of a dramatic actor, a celebrated intellectual, or a politician. Craves the center stage, the lights, the glory. Rahu-5 trespasses the cultural boundaries in matters of unique personal creativity, children, speculation, gaming. Seeks flamboyant fashion, exceptional offspring, and the thrill of political theatre.
  • Rahu-Makara-Draco * shimmering illusion of dignity * craving for social status *mirage of elite identity * mask of hierarchy * mirage of privileged social position * over-reaching institutional leadership * fascinating laws and judgments * unusual claims to hierarchical rank * extraordinary status-markers * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of lawful responsibility, boss authority, regulator-roles

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Karkata * dissociates from protective boundaries, incomplete security, empty shelter, dissolute caretaking, not limited by customary routines, ignores restriction on farming, real-estate, disarrayed home-making, applies foundational protection to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-11 * absent from friendships, disregards profitability * no barriers in community, dissolves the social network, vacuous associations, irrelevance of the material goals, ambivalence toward economic empowerment. One abandons the elder siblings, ignores marketplace earnings, surrenders the electro-magnetic connections. May prefer to live without electricity, or off-the-grid.
  • Ketu-yuti-Kuja * surrendered championship, empty actions, disconnected brothers, unsustainable domination, apathetic competition, disability, unfulfilled innovation, impermanent conquest, incomplete birth, spiritual liberation via forward movement
  • Ketu-yuti-Budha * surrendered articulation, empty talk, unsustainable explanations, disconnected siblings, apathetic evangelism, incomplete details, misnomers, fragmented schedules, unfulfilled deliveries, illogical messaging, impermanent plans, spiritual liberation via gestures and discussion. For commercial nativities, may dissolve the ensemble, workgroup, cohort, or team.

Ketu occupies the emotionally catastrophic-transformative the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

The Ketu-Budha-Kuja-nichha cluster in bhava-11 created a repeating "frenemy" pattern for JQ Adams which resulted in anger and apathy. He was a brilliant man, but he was not a happy man.

Most people at the time believed in State's Rights as the basis (4) of the Union but JQ could not allow that State's Rights extended to placing people in bondage. Ketu-yuti-nichha-Kuja un-binds the typical leashing-and-squeezing of Azlesa Mangala.

Budha-yuti-Ketu and Ketu-yuti-nichha-Kuja in 12th-from-Zukra suggests that his wife's vitality might be sapped (12) via ongoing mental confusion and emotional trauma. Louisa suffered ongoing and severe anxiety-depressions which often incapacitated her.

Budha-yuti-Ketu and Ketu-yuti-nichha-Kuja in the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra suggests that the parents (Chandra) made a catastrophic (8) error in judgment(Ketu-Budha) due to lack of due diligence.

The inquiry was incomplete (Budha-Ketu) and nichha-Kuja made the marriage decision seem urgent with emotionally-motivated impulse to act quickly to secure a situation. Kuja-Karka acts decisively to bind and secure.


POTUS-06 partner 1825-1829 * Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams * 1775-1852

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

Hasta-Savitri * Athram

BPL commentary

For Hasta births of a feminine valence, the condition of reflective, sheltering, undulating, rhythmic, routinized, culturally rooted, boundary-defending, security-seeking, nourishing, parental, matrikaraka Chandra may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Soma-ruled paradigm of Pundarikaksa, mother-figures, protectors, guardians, elemental spirits, natural environments, waters, roots, eggs, gardeners, farmers, fisher-folk, caretakers, foundation-builders, police, schoolteachers, parents, providers of nourishment , and defenders of the root culture, may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Corvus. Their purpose = making secure nests to soothe, protect, and nourish the workers.

Careful handling

Savitra-born ladies are often found in the domestic arts, in caretaking and protective roles, or in specialties of nourishment, sheltering, schoolteaching, policing, or local safety. Their purpose is soothing and helping. Typically feminine births in Hasta indicate a comfortable, grounded focus into the home realms including parenting, gardening, and environmental care.

All four pada occur within Kanya rashi. Athram-born thus express the tension between the handy busy-ness of mental, detail-oriented Budha versus the emotionally based, calming routines of non-verbal Chandra.

Known for their skillful handwork, Hasta are found in service professions where daily, parental, repetitive talk is engaged in a routine of protective, sustaining care.

Typically Hasta ladies are home-keepers, kitchen managers, meal-servers, and chefs. They can be social workers, home health nurses, protection officers, schoolteachers, and supervisors of caretaking operations. They shelter and school the most fragile, such as the hungry, the sick and injured, the poor, the young, and the elderly.

Themes of foundational welfare, shelter, support, nourishment, and protective service may contextualize Hasta's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Hasta-Savitra

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 96

"A rather good natured, lazy character with a tendency to bursts of effort.

If work becomes necessary to her comfort,

  • she will tackle any hard task cheerfully

  • and with zest in order to get it done.

But she prefers to be lazy whenever she can.

She is usually buxom in appearance with a rather fat stomach and ample bosom.

A jolly disposition, seldom angry,

  • and quick to forgive any slight or injury or wrong done to her.

She is apt to suffer from chronic rheumatism and piles

and should be careful in her diet;

  • she should never over-eat."


Louisa Adams painted by Charles Bird King in 1825

Biographical Events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha

Guru mahadasha * age birth until 5

12-Feb-1775 Earth-birth in London, England * Guru-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 3-communication

Shani Mahadasha * age 5 until age 24

26-Jul-1797 exchange of marriage vows (LJA age 22) with POTUS-06 American System 1767-1868 John Quincy Adams at All Hallows Barking parish in London * Shani-Guru Chidradasha * Guru rules swamsha

Budha Mahadasha * age 24 until age 41

12-Apr-1801 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Budha-Ketu bhukti (child will suicide)

1802 grieved the decease of her bankrupted father (LJA age 27) * Budha-Ketu bhukti * Ketu-9

Sep-1811 grieved the decease of mother * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 7th-from-Chandra

Ketu Mahadasha * age 41 until age 48

Zukra Mahadasha * age 48 until age 68

Feb-1825 husband John Q Adams is elected POTUS-06 ( LJA age 50) * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra rules 5-political elections

09-Jun-1829 suicide of eldest son (LJA age 55) *

Surya Mahadasha * age 68 until age 74

Chandra Mahadasha * age 74 until decease age 77

15-May-1852 (LJA age 77) decease * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru maraka rules-7

Distinctive features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Kumbha * Arka * the radiator * radio
  • 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
  • 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 , creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive
  • 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-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

the Kumbha-9 cluster occupies the ideological, political, humanistic worldview 9th-from-Chandra

Father * a powerful mixed influence

Surya-yuti-Ketu father mental health issues

Strength of her Ketu afflicting Budha, Zukra, and pitrikaraka Surya-Kumbha-9 indicates her father's financial (Zukra) and political (Surya) and mental-health (Budha issues, along with the complexities of misapprehension and misinterpretation in her spoken expression.

The Kumbha-9 cluster occupies 9th-from-Chandra, creating a public association with mental illness, and unfulfilled expectations and suggesting that her father's complex personality had an inordinate effect upon her worldview (9)

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Karkata * swakshetra * comforted by culturally familiar, rhythmic tidal maternal soothing
  • Chandra in Punarvasu * comforted by restoration of abundance * protectors of sensitive wise instruction, familiar rhythms of script and chant, expansive details, generous planning, philosophical explanations
  • Chandra in classroom-11 * comfort in networks * familiar with connection * routine webworks * accustomed to linkage *settled into the rhythm of community participation * acculturated to large-scale social participation * needs to feel the repeating pulse of economic gain * soothed by social linkage * undulating friendships

Candescent Chandra in bhava-1 indicates a primary emotional identification with the family of origin. JQ Adams' Chandra-Dhanushya occupies her bhava-7. The marriage while a site of much complaint was enduring. Chandra-1 rules 8th-from-7th, suggesting that emotionally she may have been an agent of constantly flowing transformation within the marriage. However Chandra-1 also supports the parenting behaviors of providing shelter, schoolteaching, caretaking, and transport for her birth family and for the family she created with her husband JQ Adams.

Marriage partnership support expectations

Guru in bhava-8 rules 7

Mother-in-law Abigail Adams

There is an obvious bond between the two women with 4th-from-Guru husband's mother = bhava-2 family, and ruled by Louisa's Chandra-1. Despite the difference in the personal styles, with Louisa being emotionally volatile (Chandra-1 and Arudra) while Abigail was more level-headed, nevertheless POTUS-pair-02 Letters 1744-1818 Abigail Adams the mother-in-law would have been kindly toward Louisa J. Adams her daughter-in-law.

  • They had similar lifestyle challenges of needing to manage households, children, and social networks (Guru-11 Louisa's networking diplomat husband) .
  • They both had husbands whose nation-building work caused constant traveling, and they both realized how essential was their role in that great enterprise.
  • They were also both strong proponents of women's rights, even in the early 1800's.

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-12 * drive toward privacy * pursuit of inner guidance * invaders from distant lands * hyperactive ancestors * seeking sanctuary * clairsentient dynamics * energized invisible conquests * phantoms of aggressive competition * innovative research * progressive action in distant lands * imaginative discovery
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * thrill of muscular action * excited competition * energized pretense * dynamic desires * masculine force joins opportunistic ambition * potential for aggressive pursuit of privileges

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


  • Budha-Kumbha * connecting communications * systematic pronouncements * articulation of social-scientific networks * descriptive inter-webbed definitions * diagrams the marketplace linkages * futuristic conversations * messages about communities * discusses economic transactions * explains large-scale social participation linkage * hands-arms-shoulders send distributive-associative gestures
  • Budha in bhava-9 * narrative of the father-figure, the guru-figure, the catechism, the doctrine * discusses patronage, paradigm of belief, describer of theoretical details, explainer of dogmatic concepts, 11th-from-11th profits, talks about principled interpretation of reality, dharma, worldview
  • 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-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements, articulation of equity in agreements, message of justice and fairly bargained contracts; songwriting , talkative sister-cousin-cohort, lyricist
  • Budha-yuti-Ketu * explainer of impermanence * affinity for dissociative, dissolving roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction  * explainer of impermanence, articulation of surrender, signals abandonment, message of the observing Witness, talkative spirits
  • Budha-6 parivartamsha Shani-1

Budha rules bhava-1 Kanya =  karakamsha


Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Meza * much movement, philosophy of direct movement, many competitions, pioneering beliefs, doctrine of conquest, innovative guidance, expands the scope of championship, multiple engineers and athletes
  • 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 in bhava-8 rules 4 indicating house moves forced by her father's financial woes ++ JQA's public duties +++  a repeating cycle of scarce resources in the home

Meena-7 public view of marriage =  9th-from-Chandra

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Kumbha * appreciation of social networks, pleasures of friendly arrangements, enjoys regulated systems, aesthetic of scientific, economic linkage
  • Zukra-9 * pleasure of philosophical doctrine, enjoys paradigmatic beliefs, feminine-figures preach-teach on principles, global equity, appreciation of theory, philosophy of justice
  • 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
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * * sweetened messages * gracious explanations * singing and songwriting * articulate negotiations * talkative sister-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort communicative arrangements * youthful beauty
  • 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

the Kumbha-9 cluster occupies 9th-from-Chandra, granting an interest in politics, capacity for celebrity, and a complex - often contradictory - paradigm of belief

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • 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-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.
  • Budha-6 parivartamsha Shani-1

Shani in Bhava-1  rules the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing Kumbha =  8th-from-Chandra

The parivartamsha of Kanya-Shani-4 with Kumbha-Budha-9 offers strengthening endurance (Shani) and capacity to sing, speak, and handle large groups in entertainment settings (Budha-Kumbha yuti Zukra). This ability served her well over decades of required entertaining of her husband's diplomatic and political associates. She was a noted musical harpist and singer.

Overall, her emotional interactions with the family of her politically influential parents-in-law POTUS-02 Thoughts on Government 1735-1826 John Adams and POTUS-02 partner Abigail Adams would have been stable but with strict rules for behavior, due to 2nd-from-7th-from-Chandra being bhava-8 in-laws located in bhava-4 Shani.

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

  • Rahu-Singha * nichha * shimmering illusion of charisma * craving for attention * extraordinary entertainments * mask of radiant confidence * over-reaching, unique intelligence * marvelous drama *   fascinating entitlements * illusory flash of brilliant gambling and games* seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of  brilliant risk-taking, fabulous speculation, political power, celebrity 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, instructions, information technology. Trespasses cultural boundaries of cohort-conversations and evangelistic proclamations. Ambitious character of the sibling-cousin, collaborative team, 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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Kumbha * dissociates from distribution webs, incomplete economy, empty profits, dissolute systems, severed connections, not limited by community, disarrayed ecology, ignores restriction on network linkage, applies linkage to the misty abyss
  • 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 principled conviction. One abandons the usual paradigm of belief, ignores the conventional understandings, delivers incoherent theory. , vacuous philosophy
  • 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-Budha * surrendered articulation, empty talk, unsustainable explanations, disconnected siblings, apathetic evangelism, incomplete details, misnomers, fragmented schedules, unfulfilled deliveries, illogical messaging, impermanent plans, spiritual liberation via gestures and discussion. For commercial nativities, may dissolve the ensemble, workgroup, cohort, or team.
  • 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.

the Kumbha-9 cluster occupies 9th-from-Chandra

The Ketu-9 graha-complex interacting with rogesha Mangala ultimately points to the struggles with alcohol, opium, prostitution, depression, and suicide which afflicted variously herself (Budha lagnesha) her father (Surya) and her sons (9). The polarizing catalysis of her two eldest sons, who died of alcoholism and suicide in their early 30's, as well as the death of her toddler daughter, are indicated by these same graha in 5th-from-5th

Her mentally stable husband remained unafflicted by her Ketu complex, although he was much consumed with public duties and his own Zukra-Guru-12 pair suggests that he sought private, supplementary companionship.

Surya-yuti-Ketu father mental health issues


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