potential parallel incarnation of
born five months before
1869-1877 * POTUS-20
1864-1865 Commander General of the U.S. Army
fought under Commander-in-Chief POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln
author of Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, published by Mark Twain
a.k.a. Hiram Ulysses Grant
a.k.a. Ulysses Simpson Grant
a.k.a. Unconditional Surrender Grant
a.k.a. U. S. Grant
Earthbody-Exit 23-July-1885 (age 63)
1869-1877 * POTUS-20-partner
Earthbody-Exit 14-Dec-1902 (age 76)
Civil War Military General, POTUS-18 from 1869 until 1877 * Ulysses S. Grant * 1822-1885
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_S._Grant * tentatively rectified by BP Lama
charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
Visaka * Radha
For Visaka births of a masculine valence, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Brihaspati may considerably affect the outcome. Masculine births under auspice of Puna, Visaka, or Purvabhadra may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of priestly teachers and guides.
For those born into the Guru-ruled paradigm of Radhika, teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, pontificators, patriarchs, pundits, pater-nosters, proponents of principled understanding, wise-ones, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.
Guided by patrons from the civilizations of Saka. Their purpose is facilitation of shocking insights by lightning-strike and expansive growth by root-splitting..
High forehead. Saptarishi-ruled births come equipped with a global perspective. The majority of Visaka nativities are higher dimensional Seva-wanderers who assume guidance roles.
Thula-Vanika pada 1-2-3 expresses Saptarishi's rulership of 3-Writing-commerce + 6-service ministry or victimhood. Pada 1-2-3 also evoke the tension between Zukra's one-to-one relationships versus Guru's one-to-many preachings. Pada 1-2-3 have a broad understanding of the explosive growth-power of extreme polarities. They are often found in advisor roles (Zukra) which engage overview, ideology, theory, or interpretive paradigm (Guru) . Masculine pada 1-2-3 are both famed and feared for their ability to expand conflict or worsen disease condition as a way to super-polarize the toxic situation en-route to an envisioned state of peace.
Pada 1-2-3 are easier for women who can utilize Zukra's balancing skills. For men, diplomatic constraints tend to frustrate their expansive growth patterns. Also, although the priestly teachers are seeking wisdom, for Thula-Visaka the guru-figures may also be impoverished, blaming, polluted, or sick (due to Guru rules 3-6).
Vrischika Pada-4 emphasizes Guru's rulership of 2-affluence, collections ++ 5-creativity, entitlement. Pada 4 enjoys the spirited compatibility between Guru's optimism + Kuja's kinetic movement. Pada-4 has a broad understanding of the ultimate power of transformative beliefs. Pada-4 are often found in teaching and healing work, especially with the sexual-reproductive energies. They also work with explosive-expansive forces such as dynamite and lightning.
Themes of shocking growth via beliefs, widening expansion via root-splitting, and fertilization via jolts of electromagnetic shakti may contextualize Visaka's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Visaka
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 97.
"... Aggressiveness and impatience.
These people are overbearing in their desire to get things done.
They are very active but not popular,
they are very proud
their anger makes enemies of people who might cooperate with them, if treated differently.
they will overcome their enemies through sheer force of character,
Tact and kindness are qualities which they should try to develop."
Younger officer Grant, probably after Mexican-American War, late 1840's
Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha bhukti
POTUS-18 Civil War 1822-1885 Ulysses S. Grant * career military with a patchy record marred by alcoholism. Fought and won a horrible war. Elected twice to POTUS-18.
Shani Mahadasha * age birth until age 5.4
27-Apr-1822 Earth-birth in Point Pleasant, Ohio, USA * Shani-Mangala bhukti
Budha Mahadasha * age 5.4 until age 22.4
1843 graduate from West Point * Budha-Shani bhukti * Shani bandesha-4 educational diploma
Ketu Mahadasha * age 22.4 until age 29.4
30-May-1850 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Ketu-Shani bhukti * Shani putrapathi
Zukra Mahadasha * age 29.4 until age 49.4
July 1852 forced to leave his wife and two sons behind when his regiment sailed for remote California outpost
11-Apr-1854 resigns from the Army due to hopeless separation from family and reported alcoholism * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti randhresha-8 identity transformation, sudden change
1854 begins slave-labor farming on Julia's inherited 80-scres in Missouri. The farm failed.
1859 real-estate partnership formed in Saint Louis; it failed
1860 set up in a leather saddle and tack business by his hide-tanner father. The shop fails.
June-1861 promoted to Colonel * July 1861 promoted to Brigadier General * Zukra-Rahu bhukti
14-Apr-1865 assassination of POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani-nichha rules 7th-from-10th death of high leader
09-May-1865 armistice. Union Army declared the winner, signaling the end of the brutally vicious USA Civil War * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 4 = end of things
25-July-1866 promoted to a newly created rank = General of the Army of the United States* Zukra-Shani bhukti * Yogakaraka Shani rules 5-entitlements
Tue-03-Nov-1868 elected POTUS-18 (age 46) * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha Dharmesha-9 politics
Tue-05-Nov-1872 re-elected POTUS-18 * Surya- Mangala bhukti * Mangala yuvatipathi-7 career
Surya Mahadasha * age 49.4 until age 55.4
1873 grieved decease of father (Ulysses' age 51) * Surya-Rahu bhukti
May-1877 until Sept 1879 celebrity world tour * Surya-Zukra bhukti until Chandra-Rahu bhukti * Chandra karmesha-10 becomes well-known worldwide
1883 grieved the decease of mother (Ulysses' age 61) * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 7th-from-Chandra
1885 a few days before decease, completed the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant Published by Mark Twain, it became a huge best-seller
23-July-1885 Earthdeath (age 63, via throat cancer, lifetime cigar smoker) * Chandra-Ketu bhukti
Prominent Features of the Nativity
The US Civil War is considered by many historians to have been the most inhumane, miserable war of all time.
The degree of brutality is measured not only by the vast numbers of those who died in battle, brother against brother, although that horror was ghastly enough. Rather, the massive suffering and excruciatingly painful deaths from infected wounds, dysentery, cholera, starvation, and the hideous conditions under which prisoners of war were kept are considered a horror beyond belief.
Who else could have undertaken leadership, knowing that the only winning strategy would be to out-kill the enemy?
parivartamsha yoga =
Dad was a slaughterhouse operator, a saddlemaker and leather-goods merchant, and eventually a larger scale trader with national connections to cotton, gold, and tobacco brokers Surya in bhava-7 . Surya-7 rules Ketu-yuti-Kuja-11. Dad's fortunes rose and fell.
nichha-Shani yuti uttama-Surya suggests a harshly demanding, bargaining father
Mom was a stalwart supporter and a pillar of his life. She lived until Ulysses was 61. His throat cancer became serious after mom's decease , and he died himself age 63.
MARRIAGE partnership support expectations
7th-from-Chandra-10 = bhava-4 foundational security
POTUS-pair-18 Civil War 1826-1902 Julia Dent Grant was also a stalwart in Ulysses' life. Her specialty was homelife, raising their four children, and providing the routines of normalcy that allowed his career to flourish. Her support was often corrective (Shani). She was known to travel to his military battlefield camp and set up housekeeping inside his officer's tent in order to prevent his alcoholic drinking binges.
nichha-Budha yuti uttama-Zukra
suggests a singular inability to express oneself verbally, combined with a visionary intelligence at the conceptual level (the dilemma of nichha-Budha) combined with a social identity (lagnesha) for war, race-conflict, exploitation, and disease but this identity is aiming toward remediation, resolution.
Grant was deeply involved in USA Reconstruction efforts and he was instrumental in attempted remediation of the Native American conflicts. Both types of race-and-culture conflicts were severely toxic for all involved. Zukra-6 self-medicates, and Budha-Meena-6 is perhaps best able to self-express when it is sufficiently lubricated with liquor.
* sarala yoga protects from unmanageable disaster.
Sweets-seeking Zukra in the emotionally conflicted and self-medicating 6th-from-Chandra suggests behavioral addictions or substance addictions (typically alcohol, but other conflict-numbing sweetening practices also)
Grant suffered severe, lifetime alcoholism. Early in his officer career, he was discharged from the U.S. Army due to his drinking; later, he lost his plantation business for the same reason (Skukra-uttama-6). His serious drinking problem arose in his early twenties and persisted through his adult life, placing him in precarious situations both physically and socially. Yet his long-suffering wife remained faithfully at his side enduring the havoc of his addiction and believing that her husband's day would come * dig-bala of Shani-7 a loyal wife.
Grant met Julia Dent in a military camp where he and other West Point graduates were stationed. Zukra-6 military
Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka
Yogakaraka Shani rules 4-foundations, schooling + 5-intelligence, creativity
nichha-Shani rules bhava-4
Ulysses Grant's father was a leather tanner. Young Ulysses grew up with the smell of blood-slaughter and the sound of terrified bellowing from animals being destroyed. His family home shared a wall with his father's hideous slaughterhouse, where cattle were brutally killed and skinned (nichha-Shani). Shaped his upbringing, Visaka 's tolerance for bloody slaughter was well developed by the time he reached adulthood.
Grant was a military officer by training, having graduated from West Point Academy in 1843 during Budha-Shani bhukti * Shani bandesha-4 educational diploma. He was quoted as saying how much he disliked WestPoint on numerous occasions, which dislike is represented by his yogakaraka nichha bandesha-4 Shani-7. However no matter the intensity of his personal resistance (Shani) young Grant's military education was of elite quality and he regularly called upon his knowledge when making important decisions that affected large numbers of those in his command. Yogakaraka Shani if reasonably well placed usually provides Thula radical nativities with a solid schooling experience.
Grant's moment of glory (Surya) came --- when Grant was broke and distrusted --- amidst the horror and hatred of the USA Civil War in which 650,000 soldiers died. The war was dragging on interminably with ever-more-ghastly suffering on both sides. Winning became a matter of survival, and survival became a matter of headcount. The question was which side would get killed off first.
Grant's extraordinary combination of tolerance for cruelty (nichha-Shani)
A sustaining addiction (uttama lagnesha Zukra-6) made him and outcast and a loser in most life situations
, tactical military skill, and stalwart wife . But nearing the end of the Most Terrible War, this awful yoga gave him the "magic touch" which allowed the North to win the war .
His frightening package = military skill (Surya) + dogged acceptance of gross injustice on a national scale (Shani) + an addiction which numbed the pain enough to survive the daily horrors (Zukra) + computational skill in war tactics but not overall strategy (Budha).
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)
powerful Kumbha-Rahu in the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra massive destruction and rebirth
Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka
no limits (Ketu) on bloodshed, death (via maraka Kuja) in military or survival settings, superb military leadership in unthinkably gory circumstances
As a military general, Grant accepted the hideous reality of large-scale carnage. He accepted that the survival of the Union required killing off a large portion of the next generation of American adult males. Most of these men died not immediately by the sword, but in the days afterward in wrenching pain, from septic infection of wounds untreatable in the squalid conditions of the military camps.
Grant won an unwinnable war because he was willing to enter battles where the enemy (6) had a nearly equal advantage in the field, knowing that the sole tactic had to be fight to death.
He knew that his tactic would lead thousands of trusting young men into animal slaughter. He drank to contain the evil. His wife Julia managed his drinking, ensuring that he survived long enough to win the war.
After completing his presidency Grant was financially insolvent and suffering from throat cancer after a lifetime of smoking cigars. Grant hired the renowned literary writer Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) to write Grant's memoirs. The Memoirs were a huge success selling 300,000 copies in an era when books were an expensive luxury and many citizens could not read.
Immediately after completing his extensive and critically praised memoirs, Grant left his terrestrial body via throat cancer at the age of 63
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uttama-Zukra in bhava-6 is often an indicator of enjoyable moral corruption, alcoholism and consorting with servants or underlings. General Grant was a practicing alcoholic known for binge drinking throughout his career.
His own parents were moralistic Methodist "tea-total" practitioners (absolutely no alcohol) who were said to have taken offense at Grant's immoralism: his alcoholism and his tolerance (Zukra) for slavery (6).
Grant's father Jesse Root Grant was a committed foe of alcohol use, due in part to the fact that Jesse's own father had been a severe alcoholic who abandoned his own children to the streets in his disability. The father's father can be seen via 9th-back-from-9th = radical lagna. Zukra's polarizing catalysis appears to have afflicted both General Grant and his paternal grandfather with equal impact.
Hiram Ulysses Grant's wife Julia (Zukra) hailed from a wealthy slave-owning plantation family from Missouri. In fact, although Grant was married to Julia in the state of Missouri which was less than one day's wagon ride from Grant's parent's current home in Illinois, Ulysses Grant's parents refused to attend his wedding. Although he held the office of POTUS-18 for eight years, his mother never once visited the White House, declining many invitations from President Grant and his socially popular wife Julia Dent Grant. Mother was presumably unable to associate herself with her intemperate son, whether he was the national president or not.
Grant had a lifelong fascination with politics due to swakshetra Kumbha Rahu-5. When working in his father's leather shop in Galena Illinois, Grant surprised the townspeople with his ability to predict the various twists and turns of the Civil War. According to journalists of the day, Grant enjoyed an uncanny understanding of the political motivations of the various military generals and their relationship to the US president and Congress.
After the horrible destruction and brutality of the USA Civil War, Grant enjoyed extremely high public visibility due to the auspicious Pushyami Chandra in 10.
Being a Northern war hero remembered for his ability to put an end to the conflict no matter the hideous costs of life and property. Grant won re-election quite easily.
Yet due to Zukra + ruler-of-12 Budha, Grant's tenure in the office of president was plagued by constant financial scandals. He seemed to be naturally attracted to the company of well-heeled criminals (pleasant, attractive Zukra in the criminal 6th).
While the double viparita raja yoga of randhresha-8 Zukra in 6 + ruler-of-12 Budha in 6 did personally protect him from incrimination, he was made sick by toxins and he was swindled badly on more than one occasion.
Sacrificial Kuja-yuti-Ketu, with that fearless militarized yoga also rising in navamsha, allowed him to sacrifice the lives of tens of thousands of soldiers on the expectation that, because the North had more bodies available to sacrifice, he could simply wait until nearly all the enemy were dead and the North albeit after horrendous losses would be the winner. It was an extremely cruel strategy but typically of Ketu via detachment and having no other option, indeed it worked.
However, the Ketu+Kuja pair in bhava-11 friendships did deprive Grant of friends both before and after the wars in which he fought. His camaraderie with fellow soldiers was circumstantial. He did not maintain voluntary associations once the work was completed, preferring the company of his wife and siblings when he sought any company at all.
Wife Julia, by contrast, had excellent social skills and a large network of friends from their various military postings and family connections. Zukra + Dharmesha-9 Budha.
On the plus side, Grant enjoyed the life structure of unswerving loyalty to his wife due to dig-bala of the nichha-bhanga yogakaraka Shani, and Julia whatever her faults followed him steadily from military camp to military camp throughout their lifelong marriage.
For a Thula male, Zukra lagnesha = the presence of the wife is essential to bring balance and harmony into daily life. Thus when Julia was away caring for their children or staying out of the fiercest battles, Grant was said to have lost his sense of balance and wallowed in the drink. When she returned to his side, he recovered his better judgment.
POTUS-pair-18 Civil War 1826-1902 * Julia Dent Grant * 1826-1902
birth data from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Grant * tentatively rectified by BP Lama
charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
Uttaraphalguni * Aryaman * Bhaga * Falgun * Utthram
For Uttaraphalguni births of a feminine 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 Surya-ruled paradigm of Uttora, 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 Denebola. Their purpose to brighten and glorify the divine intelligence through spectacular creativity.
Uttara-phalguni women are famously confident and willful. Monarchic entitlement pairs with aristocratic service via noblesse oblige. While much depends upon the characteristics of sparkling nakshatrapathi Surya, the feminine Falgun is often found in bright environments of royalty, celebrity, theatre, creative arts, amusements, and games.
Uttaraphalguni ladies radiate a profound love for living creatures, both wild and domestic. On behalf of the animal kingdom and its denizens, the women of Aryaman may undertake political activism. As righteous (and self-righteous) human mistresses of the animal world, their political style may include fiery displays of romantic idealism. They may collect animals.
Simha-Leya pada-1 features charismatic centrality and stage presence, focused into the physical embodiment. Pada-1 must hold the center of attention, whether in celebrity politics, entertainment and fashion, dramatic acting, or all three.Typically attracts an elder husband and many romances.
Kanya Pada 2-3-4 = equally dazzling, idealistic, smart, and flamboyant, but more focused upon expressing the genius of the imagination. Often a splendid dramatist and performing musician due to nakshatrapathi Surya. Typically a younger husband and many romances.
Themes of political power, radiant confidence, 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 95
"A joyous healthy disposition yet quietly so.
She is born to a family with social background
and loves to mingle with her friends in various social activities
She has fixed principles from which she will not deviate.
She prefers to choose her friends
She is efficient and adept at managing her home and her domestic life."
Julia Dent Grant, mother of four, managing social affairs of the Executive Mansion (Whitehouse) during her husband's presidency, 1870's.
Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar |
26-Jan-1826 Earth-birth in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA* Zukra-Ketu bhukti
Mangala Mahadasha * age 15 until age 22
22-Aug-1848 marriage * Mangala-Zukra bhukti
Rahu Mahadasha * age 22 until age 40
30-May-1850 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti
14-Jan-1857 grieved the decease of mother * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules maraka-7th-from matrikaraka-Chandra
Guru Mahadasha * age 40 until age 56
Nov-1868 husband elected POTUS-18 * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru yuvatipathi-7
16-Dec-1873 death of her father * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules maraka-2 from 9-pitri
Shani Mahadasha* age 57 until decease age 76
23-July-1885 decease of POTUS-18 US Grant * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules-7 from dhava-karaka Guru
14-Dec-1902 (JDG age 76) decease * Shani-Guru bhukti * Guru yuvatipathi-7
Distinctive features of the nativity
typical of Chandra in Purvaphalguni , Julia Dent was gifted in arts and music.
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)
Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka
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