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preceded by

after POTUS-22, succeeded by

after POTUS-24, succeeded by

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Stephen Grover Cleveland in 1892, age 55


1893-1897 * POTUS-24

1885-1889 * POTUS-22

1883-1885 * Governor of New York

1871-1873 * Sheriff of Erie County, NY

Grover Cleveland

a. k. a. Stephen Grover Cleveland

Earthbody-Entry Saturday-18-Mar-1837

Earthbody-Exit 24-Jun-1908 (age 71)


Frances "Frankie" Folsom Cleveland in 1886 (her age 22)


1885-1889 + 1893-1897 * POTUS-22-24 partner

Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston

Earthbody-Entry Thu-21-Jul-1864

Earthbody-Exit 29-Oct-1947 (age 83)

Nativity of Frances Folsom Cleveland


POTUS-22 = 1885 until 1889 * +++ POTUS-24 = 1893 until 1897 * Grover Cleveland ** lifetime 1837-1908

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.

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."


Grover Cleveland age 66 in 1903 (after the 1893 surgery)

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar


Stephen Grover Cleveland, younger years

Ketu Mahadasha * age birth until age 6

18-Mar-1837 Earth-birth in Caldwell, New Jersey, USA * Ketu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-4 parivartamsha uttama-Shani-12 * Zukra rules 7-law

Zukra Mahadasha * age 6 until age 26

01-Oct-1853 grieved decease of father (Grover's age 16) * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Kuja-yuti-Guru gives effect of Mangala * Kuja rules 2nd-from-Surya

Surya Mahadasha * age 26 until age 32

1862 begins own law practice * Surya-Surya swabhukti * Surya-5 karmesha

1874 celebrated the birth of child-1 born (out of wedlock) * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Ketu-yuti-Shani disconnection invisibility

Chandra Mahadasha * age 32 until age 42

Mangala Mahadasha * age 42 until age 49

19-July-1882 grieved the decease of mother * Mangala-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 7th-from-Chandra-Simha

1882-1884 Mayor of Buffalo ++ governor of New York as directed by his handlers * Mangala-Shani + Budha + Ketu * Mangala-9 nichha lagnesha

04-Nov-1884 won election to POTUS-22 by a narrow margin * Mangala-Zukra bhukti * Zukra in 7th-from-Chandra rules 10th-from-Chandra + Zukra rules-7 career alliances

Rahu Mahadasha * age 49 until age 67

02-Jun-1886 exchange the vows of marriage with POTUS-pair-22-24 Needlework 1864-1947 Frances Folsom Cleveland (she was 21, he was 49) * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

06-Nov-1888 lost election for POTUS-23 by narrow margin to rival POTUS-23 National Forests 1833-1901 Benjamin Harrison * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

03-Oct-1891 child-2 (first unacknowledged child had been born in 1874) * his age 54 * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 7th-from-Chandra = 2nd child

08-Nov-1892 won election to POTUS-24 by narrow margin * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 7th-from-Chandra alliances

July-1893 (his age 56) secret, emergency "crash team" surgery onboard a yacht, to remove a life-threatening mouth tumor * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Ketu-yuti-Shani-12 invisible environments * Ketu amputations

1896 ends the second term in discord, one of the most unpopular presidents in American history due largely to his blundered handing of the Panic of 1893 * Rahu-Ketu bhukti

07-Jan-1904 grieved the decease of eldest daughter Ruth Cleveland (child's age 12, from diphtheria) * Rahu-Mangala chidradasha * Rahu-6 in 2nd-from-5th ruler Kuja-nichha

Guru Mahadasha * age 67 until decease age 71

24-Jun-1908 Earthbody-Exit (age 71) * Guru-Shani bhukti * Ketu-yuti-Shani-12 gives effect of Ketu-12

Prominent Features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Meena * Bhaskara * the illuminator
  • Surya in bhava-5 swabhava * center of sparkling romance, intelligence for speculation; brightly political, royal entitlements, focus on glamour, entertainment; eye on games * bright center of the creativity-drama


Grover recounted that his dad was a restless, bullying preacher-teacher boss-of-the-house who produced a very large family. Dad moved the entire household frequently in pursuit of greater glory. Surya rules 9-preaching and Surya-4 represents the ethnic ritual worship. Surya-Meena-5 self-promotion receives drishti of uttama-Guru-9 * karako bhavo nashto preaching, suggesting that the father had a great many children and was almost unbearably self-righteous, guilt-inflicting, and aggressive (Kuja-9 also * karako bhavo nashto) .

The father, by Cleveland's account, cared much less for the well being of his nine children, and much more for their pubic piety (9). Surya rules 10 reputation, and 10 = 6th-from-Surya showing father's hypocritical misbehavior and mistreatment of the children as inconsistent with his public leadership.

Cleveland was 16 when his father died; an event recorded as providing a great relief from the father's narcissistic regime. Surya in 6/8-from -swakshetra and Meena-Surya-5 suggest that the father's doctrinal convictions were in conflict with his roles as teacher and parent. The drishti of uttama-Guru is highly fertile as indicates by Cleveland's large sibling cohort.

Political CAREER

Karmesha Surya-5 politics occupies the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra * scandal cover-up, camouflage, non-disclosure . Surya rules Chandra-Simha suggesting that Cleveland would experience the maximum emotional comfort of life when he was engaged in politics, especially in leadership roles. However the draining effect of dharmesha Chandra ruler of 12th-from-10th = Chandra in classroom-10 would mean that his leadership career fluctuated. Cleveland gained and lost in elections, holding the POTUS position twice but losing it twice as well.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Simha * comforted by creatively radiant, rhythmic confident dramatic display
  • Chandra in Magha * comforted by dramatic, wandering observance * protectors of three-fires ceremony, glorious visions, unlimited magic
  • Chandra in classroom-10 * comfort in order, familiar with protocol, rank, soothed by systems, routine leadership, settled into the rhythm of iconic roles, needs to feel the repeating pulse of visibility, recognition, respect; undulating lawfulness


Chandra-10 rules Rahu in Karkata 10th-navamsha

Chandra-Simha -10 = emotional comfort-zone = governance-politics, policy-making regulatory roles, celebrity, ceremonial roles, showing the center-stage, charismatic display

Marriage partnership support expectations

7th-from-Chandra-10 = bhava-4 containing Budha-yuti-Zukra (two marriages)

Mate-1 mother of his eldest child

Cleveland's first wife-figure ran a boarding-house (4). Cleveland never married this lady and he publicly dismissed her as the keeper of a public house. For political reasons, his handlers discredited this woman, scandalizing her reputation, and eventually remanding her to a state mental institution. Sadly, Zukra rules Shani-yuti-Ketu-12 ++ Shani-12 parivartamsha Zukra-4, showing the imprisonment of the first lifepartner on pretext of her insanity. She was likely not insane, but her insistence on exposing Cleveland's paternity of her son was extremely inconvenient. Cleveland as a successful attorney had paid child-support and funded the education for this child, but the political liability of "illegitimate" birth was so egregious that extreme measures were taken to make her invisible (12).

2nd-from 7th-from-Chandra-10

Mate-2 = = Frances Folsom Cleveland

At the onset of Rahu-Rahu swabhukti, 49-year-old Cleveland married 21-year old POTUS-pair-22-24 Needlework 1864-1947 Frances Folsom Cleveland. Frankie's Chandra-Kumbha shows her to be a socialite represented by Cleveland's bhava-11 fundraising, community networking, large parties, webs of friendship ++ his Budha-Kumbha youthful second lifemate.

Frankie restored social dignity to the scandal-prone bachelor president, and together they produced more children. Frankie was popular (11) with the press, with ladies' clubs, and with Cleveland's associates. The marriage was considered a social success. After Cleveland died in 1908, Frankie lived another 40 years. She remained active in women's clubs (11) and supported the war effort.

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-9 * karako bhavo nashto * drive toward doctrine, champion of paradigmatic belief, pursuit of patronage, dynamic preaching, energized philosophical conquests, aggressive paternal energies, dominating father-figures. Often Kuja-9 = challenges to the father's life and lifestyle.
  • Kuja-yuti-Guru * multiple competitions, many brother-figures, energized growth, dynamic generosity, masculine force joins optimistic expansion, champion of humanistic worldview, potential for aggressive preaching, indoctrinating actions

Tension in the personality

Challenging mutual drishti between Kuja-9 (father, ideology) ++ Shani-12 (private worlds, backroom deals)

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Kumbha * connecting communications, systematic pronouncements, articulation of social-scientific networks, descriptive inter-webbed definitions, messages about communities and economies, explains large-scale social participation linkage
  • Budha in bhava-4 * narrative of parents, homeland, roots, routine, ritual * discusses the mother-figure, parenting, comfort, security, defense , describer of sheltering protection, fences, boundaries, policing, guardianship, familiarity, explainer of homeland customs, delivers instructions for anchoring, patriotic slogans, talks about farms, fishing, nourishment, transportation, vehicles, schooling, foundations, folkways, customary rhythms, seasons
  • Budha-Kumbha * connecting communications, systematic pronouncements, articulation of social-scientific networks, descriptive inter-webbed definitions, messages about communities and economies, explains large-scale social participation linkage, systematic pronouncements, messages about communities and economies
  • 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 , talkative sister


Budha rules 11-revenues. Zukra-yuti-Budha

Budha in bhava-4 * Transportation

Budha-4 ruler of 8 + 11 joins its signaling strength with Zukra-4 ruler of 7 + 12

++ Zukra parivartamsha Shani rules 3 4.

The great focus of Cleveland's leadership was document composition and committee work. Historians account Cleveland as a "formidable policymaker". Policy (3) importantly is not law (10, 7) . Policy is rather a documented (3) set of principles which describe (3) the preferred actions and practices to be undertaken in specified conditions. Economic and social participation (Kumbha) policies were his most distinctive works.

Budha in 12th-from-4th

Although a good student, POTUS-22-24 Interstate Commerce 1837-1908 Grover Cleveland * had to leave school twice, first to accept an indentured apprenticeship age 12-13 and then again at age 16 due to his father's death. He earned his law license by apprenticing at a law firm. He worked to financially support his mother and sisters throughout his life.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Karkata * uttama * much shelter, many caretakers, believes in ancestral ways and rhythms, doctrine of ancient ways, expansive security, expands the scope of the local settlement, develops farms and gardens, multiple dwellings, many parent-figures
  • Guru in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * swabhava * many and diverse doctrines, multiple beliefs, much preaching, broad understanding of teachings, multiple father-figures, father may be overbearingly philosophical, many guru-professor, much patronage, extensive worldview
  • Guru-yuti-Mangala bhratri-karaka * multiple brother-figures, expansive conquests, much humanistic progressive-invasive philosophy, large-scale competitions, vigorous champion of doctrine and belief

Dhana-yoga via Guru

Guru-9 rules 5 *also splendid for politics +++ Guru-9 uttama rules-2. GC endured a somewhat bumpy political career

he became a 2-term POTUS and a wealthy man

Lagnesha Mangala yuti Guru typically yields a generously sized body and over time a rather portly physique. Cleveland

GC was a stress eater who suffered from obesity for much of his life. Although a robust but average-sized young man, GC became a portly fellow in middle age. His girth often brought mirth in the press. GC's bodyweight ultimately ballooned to 280 pounds. That size was rare in those days, and considered to be rather amazing. .

Where the expansion goes

  • Guru rules 2-food + 5-politics.
  • Guru in bhava-9 casts drishti into Surya-5 in the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra * scandal cover-up, camouflage, non-disclosure
  • More Guru drishti into 1-physical form + 3-communications, management, committee-work

Benevolent Brihaspati rules-2-mouth, family + 5-politics.

Uttama-Guru lagnesha makes it a healing success - for Cleveland and for the nation.

Azlesa-Guru rules bhava-2 capital finance, treasuries, values. Mouth. Cleveland battled lifelong health challenges including cancer, obesity, and tobacco addiction due to conditions in bhava-2 mouth-food . Drishti into bhava-2 from lagnesha Mangala-Karkata-8 + Guru-Karkata-8.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Kumbha * appreciation of social networks, pleasures of friendly arrangements, enjoys regulated systems, aesthetic of scientific, economic linkage
  • Zukra-4 * digbala * pleasure of home-based routines; enjoys domestic equity, feminine-figures are prominent in the home environment, appreciation of owned properties
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * sweetened messages, gracious explanations, singing and songwriting, articulate negotiations, sibling-cohort communicative arrangements, youthful beauty, sibling-cohort communicative arrangements, youthful beauty
  • Zukra-4 parivartamsha Shani-12


Zukra rules bhava-7 lawcourts, attorney, legal practice in the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra

Zukra rules 10th-from-10th (7) agreements, deals, lawful resolutions

Zukra-yuti-Budha = Zukra-4 * digbala


Grover Cleveland owned extensive properties in Buffalo NY. During his two USA Presidencies, Cleveland and his wife Frankie lived away from the prying eyes of the Whitehouse in two separate, elite-quality private homes. Budha dual.


Cleveland's second marriage (the first unavowed = the mother of his son) to Frankie produced five children and was said to be happy. Frankie's Chandra-Kumbha occupies his 7th-from-Chandra matching his Budha-Kumbha indicating a youthful 2nd-lifepartner. However due to her youth, they were 28 years apart by birth, and he died when she was 46. She remarried to a college professor after 5 years of widowhood.

Animosity and Economics 6-11

1896 ended Cleveland's second presidential term in widespread discord. He was at the time reckoned as one of the most unpopular presidents in American history, due largely to his blundered handing of the economic crisis * Mangala-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 6-animosity, Zukra rules 11-economy.

After the people finished their raging anger at his administration's financial outcomes, later historians rehabilitated his overall two-term performance record. Cleveland is presently ranked among the top third of effective presidents. His reputation has been helped by comparative data that allows historians to evaluate performance examples of many POTUS facing similar economic crises, from George Washington until Barack Obama.

Cleveland's uttama-Shani-Ketu in 11 suggests that economic systems would produce his greatest life catalyst, and that rigidity (Shani) of interpretations (Zukra-3) would constitute his greatest challenge. However the parivartamsha of Shani-Zukra also suggests that he would address the challenge at the highest levels of social order and that under the circumstances his knowledge of finance (Zukra) and systems (Shani) would prove useful in averting a worse outcome. Historians can now see what the people could not then realize: he effectively prevented a bad situation from becoming much worse.


Grover Cleveland was legally married only once, to Frances Folsom, when she was 21 and he was 49.

However. earlier in his sexual career, "Grover the Rover" fathered a son with a woman in Buffalo in 1874(his age 37). The child was born into obscurity and illegitimacy during Grover's Ketu bhukti, and Zukra rules Ketu.

During the son's upbringing, Cleveland paid regular child-support, and the situation was discussed among the Buffalo NY bourgeoisie. Politically, this was a serious ethical scandal * lagnesha uttama-Guru yuti Azlesa Chandra-Mangala conspiracies scandal.

The scandal profoundly threatened his political fortunes, but Vimala Yoga ensured that he would bear no harmful consequences. During the POTUS-22 campaign, his political machine had the mother of his child remanded to a mental asylum in order to "disappear her" and silence her constant reminders of his parental responsibility for the boy (bhava-8 masks).

Zukra-yuti-Budha suggests two marriages, with the second wife Budha being much younger. Chandra + nichha-Kuja + lagensha-Guru-8 makes the scandal while the two-wives significator in the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra suggests an element of choking, involuntary restraint, or forced containment. Guru-yuti-Chandra-Azlesa-8 fertility - a first child that is hidden under camouflage, unknown to the public and not a recognized figure

Marriage lifepartner for Chandra-8 suggests a spouse who is focused on maintaining the genetic lineage and containing the family treasuries.

7th-from-Chandra is ruled by Shani-yuti-Ketu desaparacidos. In Cleveland's case the mother of his first child was a widow (8) who ran a boarding house in the town of Buffalo, and her favors were enjoyed apparently by several of the town's leading gentlemen including the father of Cleveland's future second wife Frances Folsom. Furthermore 7th-from-Azlesa Chandra is ruled by the unromantic, child-unfriendly pair Shani-yuti-Ketu.

Also the drishti of nichha-Mangala upon 7th-from-Chandra produces a very considerable Kuja Dosha. Her fate was not a happy one.

The second marriage is represented by 2nd-from-Chandra = Kanya-11 social community

of the second wife born in Purvaphalguni.

Guru-Azlesa rules bhava-2 death = conditions of death that are choking, strangling, tightening.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Thula * uttama * old agreements, pressured kidney-pancreas, imposed agreements, must trade, must negotiate with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-11 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious sleep state. One must retreat in fear from the guidance of dreams and visions. Cautious, conventional fantasies; imposed invisibility; tense imagination, limited sleep, chronic resistance to interior wisdom; heavy legacy pressure against free channeling of clairsentient wisdom. Psychic fatigue. Resistance to new prayers. Resentment toward changes in meditation practice. Intolerance toward unconventional foreigners. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as researcher, incarcerator, bedbound invalid, sanctuary maintainer, monastery or hotel worker
  • Shani-yuti-Ketu * resistance against dispersion, disciplined apathy, constrained wandering
  • Shani-11 parivartamsha Zukra-9

Tension in the personality

Challenging mutual drishti between Kuja-9 (father, ideology) ++ Shani-12 (private worlds, backroom deals)

Shani-yuti-Ketu occupies 11th-from-Chandra == the Panic of 1893 and its threat of massive economic collapse

Cleveland was first and foremost an administrative manager. He was somewhat handicapped in individual executive decision-making roles due to Shani-yuti-Ketu. But he excelled in the administrative roles of conducting meetings, writing letters of correspondence, and making announcements. Cleveland's lack of autocratic instinct allowed him to build consensus and collaborative workgroups (3), and that facilitated his communications (3) with the lawmakers of the Congress.

Shani rules 3 = Congressional caucus, committee work, documentation, reports, policy. GC favored the method cherished by many of his colleagues = backroom deals and arrangements. His committees were working, but their process was never transparent.

Zukra-3 parivartamsha Shani-11 * Zukra agreements, deals, Shani lawful resolutions

Food and Tobacco Addiction

Shani-yuti-Ketu no limits

Economic catalyst

Cleveland dealt unsuccessfully with the massive economic depression and widespread poverty caused by the Panic of 1893 . He could not control the Panic because he could not make structural sense of it. (Ketu with Shani structure.) He was ideologically opposed to government safety-nets, and thus was forced to hope that the primitive 'laws' of the economy (Shani-Ketu-11) would self-correct before the nation collapsed. He was largely vilified for mishandling the crisis

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

  • Rahu-Meza-Arya *craving for dominant force, mask of competitive, pioneering, urgent push forward; fascinated by conquest * seeks special importance via heroic action; via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) superiority, muscularity, movement, athleticism, championship
  • Rahu in bhava-6 * passion for conflict, remedies * in swabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual arguments, thrilling defense of victims, conflicts, miseries, medicines, servants, accusation, injustices. Craves an environment of disagreement, injustice, misuse. Desires an important role in matters of disease, injury, warfare, labor, unfairness, toxicity * Exciting enemies. Rahu-6 trespasses the cultural boundaries in matters of debt, drugs, slavery, betrayal, exploitation, war. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a victim, a druggist, a litigator, a problem-solver, an abuser, a diseased person, an enslaved person, a relative of the mother's people. Risk-rewarding, boundary-breeching Rahu thrives in Bhava-6 where He finds opportunity in the worlds of crime, war, pharmacy, self-medication, toxicity.

Rahu-6 Meza ambitious desire to obtain the privilege conferred by jails, crime, divorce, disagreement, self-medication, accusation, betrayal, ailment, disrespect, and physical approach to conflict.

Rahu-6 ruled by nichha-Kuja-9 yuti Azlesa-Guru.

Grover Cleveland was once paid to do the job of hanging criminals to death as a capital punishment. He was Sheriff of Erie County, New York, and twice had to spring the trap at a hanging.

July-1893 (his age 56) secret, emergency "crash team" surgery onboard a yacht, to remove a life-threatening mouth tumor * the notoriously difficult-and-dangerous Rahu-Shani bhukti has improved prospects because Shani-yuti-Ketu-12 ++ Rahu-6 medical intervention

Rahu-Meza-Arya-6 ruled by nichha-Kuja-9 shows the extraordinary energy of undisclosed, masked power brokering, extortion, and intense emotional manipulation that characterized not only Cleveland's lifetime career but also the entire national culture of his era. Rahu in bhava-6 is the highest success location for risk-rewarding Rahu, who finds in ari-sthana a world of opportunities where angels fear to tread.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Cleveland had intensive interactions with the economic systems of the large cities and the federal government. Initially due to Shani-yuti-Ketu-12 he was himself engaged in marketplace corruption of the Machine. However during his second term as POTUS he acquired responsibility for maintaining economic systems during the devastating Panic of 1893.

  • Ketu-Thula * dissociates from bargaining, incomplete alliance, empty trades, surrendered trust, dispersed negotiations, ignores restriction on deal-making, applies balanced equity to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-12 (beneficial) * ambivalent toward enclosures, absentee ancestor spirits, disregards fantasy boundaries, dissolves the isolated sanctuaries, irrelevance of sleep * Ketu facilitates imaginative work by removing the veil between perceptual worlds, ambivalence toward clairsentient empowerment, disinterested in invisibility
  • Shani-yuti-Ketu * surrendered structures, empty governance, disconnected elders, unsustainable rules, apathetic endurance, disorder


Partner POTUS-22 = 1885 until 1889 * +++ POTUS-24 = 1893 until 1897* Frances Folsom Cleveland * 1864-1947

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativity

Purvaphalguni * Yoni

BPL commentary

For Purvaphalguni * Yoni * births of a feminine valence, the condition of sweetly musical, artistic, harmony-seeking, negotiating, balancing, arranging, designing, matching, pairing, sensually pleasuring akarshana-karaka Bright Bhrigu may considerably affect the outcome.

Feminine figures such as sisters, aunts, and wives, along with partnerships, contracts, bargains, sensual pleasures, lovers, artistic beauty, luxurious scents, treasuries, financial arrangements, and music, may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Zosma. Their purpose is to dramatize, glamorize, and politicize the grand theatre of creative life.

Diplomatic charm

Zukra-ruled Purvaphalguni ladies are often the diva type. Yoni-born are found in the sparkling bright worlds of political diplomacy, romance, entertainment, speculative finance, performance arts, and fashion design. Women born into a nakshatra of Zukra are often blessed by a special aptitude for music, beauty, treasuries, ornaments, design arts, and financial affairs.

Yoni-born are happiest when playing musical instruments, dancing on the theatrical stage, or performing a richly costumed dramatic role for an appreciative audience, Delighted by spectacle and applause, they glitter and radiate at parties, creative events, political campaigns, and games..

Depending upon the placements of dhanakaraka Zukra and dhanapathi Budha, the Purvarjuni-born may also display financial intelligence, bargaining ability, and glamour in romantic relationships.

Like all Zukra-governed births, Bhagadaivata-born must take care to avoid the misuse of drugs and alcohol. Political and creative success depends upon the charisma of lagnesha Surya. Financial success depends upon the dual-dhanakaraka Zukra and Budha.

Themes of theatrical celebrity, lavish musical entertainments, arts and fashion, and financial agreements may contextualize Pubba's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra-Purvaphalguni.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 95

"... an oval face, whose features are well proportioned

  • and a quiet, well modulated voice, soft and cultured.
She is modest and unassuming
  • but has a strong and fine character beneath her quiet demeanor.

Very hospitable and sociable, she likes to meet people

  • and is interested in what they have to say and in their troubles.

She likes to sew or embroider

  • and is often occupied with such tasks.

She also is keenly interested in occult subjects

  • And likes to listen to discussions on these matters and to read about them.

She is scrupulous in her obligations

  • and a favor done to her will always be repaid promptly with something else added."

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar


Frances Folsom Cleveland in 1888 (age 24)


Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston in 1933 (age 69) leading the Needlework Guild to sew for the Depression's homeless. Typical of Purvaphalguni women, she liked to embroider and sew.

Rahu Mahadasha * age birth until age 14

21-July-1864 Earth-birth * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru atmakaraka

23-July-1875 grieved decease of father (her age 11) * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya pitrimaraka rules 2nd-from-Surya

Guru Mahadasha * age 14 until age 30

June-1885 earned B.A. diploma from Wells College * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha diploma

Sept-1885 until May-1886 * Frances (an only child) and her widowed mother to whom she was extremely close, undertake a nine-month tour of seven European capitals, arranged by the Whitehouse * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu wandering * dharmesha Mangala-yuti-Ketu-9 world travel

17-May-1886 Frances' paternal grandfather, a minister who was scheduled to perform her wedding ceremony, dies only 16 days before the wedding * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu severance, sudden disconnection

02-June-1886 exchange of vows in marriage-1 to POTUS-22-24 Interstate Commerce 1837-1908 Grover Cleveland who was 28 years her senior (her age 21) * Guru-Zukra bhukti

06-Nov-1888 husband lost election for POTUS-23 by narrow margin, allowing her to start her family with a degree of privacy * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-12 aesthetic of privacy rules 12-from-10th-from 7 = temporary invisibility of spouse's career

03-Oct-1891 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Guru-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 9-children

08-Nov-1892 husband won election POTUS-24 by narrow margin * Guru-Rahu chidradasha

Shani Mahadasha * age 30 until age 49

Jan-1897 end of Whitehouse years, return to common citizen * Shani-Shani swabhukti

07-Jan-1904 decease of eldest child Ruth Cleveland (child's age 12, from diphtheria) * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-12 rules 2-from-9 + Zukra rules 12th-from-5th-from-Chandra

24-June-1908 death of husband-1 Grover Cleveland * Shani-Rahu bhukti

10-Feb-1913 marriage-2 to Wells College professor Thomas Preston (her age 48) * Shani-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 2-8 -navamsha (2nd marriage)

Budha Mahadasha * age 49 until age 66

27-Dec-1915 grieved the decease of mother * Budha-Ketu bhukti

Ketu Mahadasha * age 66 until age 73

Zukra Mahadasha * age 73 until decease age 83

29-Oct-1947 Earthbody-Exit (age 83) * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru-yuti-Rahu Brihaspati gives effect of Rahu ++ Guru rules 2nd-from-Chandra

Distinctive features of the Nativity

POTUS-pair-22-24 Needlework 1864-1947 Frances Folsom Cleveland

POTUS-22-24 Interstate Commerce Grover Cleveland * uttama + nichha-Mangala + Chandra married a beautiful 21-year-old wife when he was 49. "Frankie" bore him five children and raised them in publicly visible context during his second presidency. Her greatest service to him was to rescue his reputation. Cleveland endured a near-crushing scandal when it was discovered that he had fathered a "love child" Frankie, his young and effectively second - wife promptly rectified his reputation from "Grover the Rover" to conventionally avowed and socially normalized husband and father.

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Karkata * Bhanu * ray of light
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds, brightly contemplative, focus on seclusion, invisible light-source provides guidance, intelligence for private prayer, eye on imagination
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive, articulate in drama and games, self-confident announcements, talks about politics
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious, bright bargainer, creatively intelligent sister-figures, entitled to pleasures, radiantly diplomatic, self-reflexively attractive

FATHER and Father-Figures

Dad was a Buffalo attorney and close friend of Frankie's first husband POTUS-22-24 Interstate Commerce 1837-1908 Grover Cleveland. In those days, Buffalo was a booming financial and political center due to being the western terminus of the Erie Canal. Frankie's dad was an up-and-coming attorney-businessman who left an estate but without a will (Ketu).

When Frankie was 12 years old, Cleveland became the executor of Frankie's financial inheritance and for the next nine years, he ensured that she had both necessities and luxuries, including a college diploma. Within two months of her completion of college education, Cleveland proposed marriage to Frankie. Thus the primary male influence morphed from a father-figure into a husband, seen via the dreamy fog of Surya-yuti-Zukra as well as the unboundaried Ketu-yuti-Kuja-9.

Ketu-yuti-Kuja-9 indicates Dad's early demise and perhaps at times, his questionable behavior. One of the ways that Cleveland's political handlers tried to conveniently cover-up the fact of Cleveland's illegitimate son was to blame the unacknowledged child on Frankie's deceased father. However the folks of Buffalo society knew well that Grover the Rover had paternity.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Kumbha * comforted rhythmic pulsing network linkage
  • Chandra in Shata-taraka * comforted by mixed networks * protectors of universal mingling, risky marketplaces, expedient social connections
  • 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

Frankie was said to have been exceptionally close to her mother. Typical of Chandra in classroom-7 and particularly for her Simha lagna which chooses elder spouses, Frankie chose to marry a parental, elder, father-figure lifepartner. Cleveland had been a colleague of her father.

Frances' Chandra-Kumbha occupies his 7th-from-Chandra-Simha = stabilizing bhava-4, showing the foundational dignity of home and family that she brought to the scandal-prone bachelor "Grover the Rover" Cleveland.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Meza * moolatrikona 0-18 deg. * vigorous pursuit of championship * dynamic, competitive winner * proactive innovation, first-arrival; push toward conquest
  • Mangala in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * drive toward doctrine, champion of paradigmatic belief, pursuit of patronage, dynamic preaching, energized philosophical conquests, dominating father-figures. Often Kuja-9 = challenges to the father's lifestyle.
  • Ketu-yuti-Kuja * energized pilgrimage, dynamic wandering, masculine force joins apathetic surrender, potential for aggressive annihilation of initiations

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Karkata * comfortable communications, articulation of rhythmic root culture, security, foundations, descriptive emotional defense, customary pronouncements, messages about protection and nourishment
  • Budha in bhava-12 * * narrative of sanctuary, hermitage, quietude, spiritual guidance * describe reflective contemplation, discusses the astral inner terrain, explainer of private prayer, delivers instructions for communication with distant worlds, talks about clairsentience, dreams, and visions
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of radiant authority, message of willpower and charisma, confidently talkative father, 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 , talkative sister-cousin-cohort

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka


  • Guru-Thula * many trades, exchanges, much negotiation, believes in justice, doctrine of contractual exchange, multiple alliances and arrangements, equable guidance, expands the scope of balanced design
  • Guru in bhava-3 * many messages, much commerce, many photographs, many publications, many sibling-cousins, much publication, many tours, frequent business trips, many sales, numerous discussions, much cohort interaction
  • Guru-yuti-Rahu mizra-karaka * multiple mix-master figures, many impostors, abundant opportunity, big ambitions, craving for expansion, seeks promotional advantage via globalist philosophy, wide scope of privilege

Guru-yuti-Rahu indicates her two marriages. Guru atmakaraka in 7th-navamsha confirms two marriages.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Karkata * appreciation of comforting routine, likes to nourish, attracted to homeowners and farmers, pleasures of secure borders, enjoys rhythmic seasons, aesthetic of domestic arrangements
  • Zukra-12 * pleasure of imagination, enjoys spiritually guided equity, feminine-figures intuit, visions of balance and beauty, appreciation of interiority, seeks interior balance
  • 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, sibling-cohort communicative arrangements, youthful beauty, sibling-cohort communicative arrangements, youthful beauty

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Kanya * old accusations, pressured colon, imposed servitude, proletarian medication, elder physicians, dried medications, must do service ministry with scarce available resources
  • Shani in bhava-2 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious family lineage. One must preserve, have to collect, catalog, must tell tales, obligation to speak-and-sing; cautiously constrained banking; tense eyes, punitive rules for speech, non-permitted comments, financial fatigue, chronic financial depression, undernourished eye-teeth , heavy legacy pressure against speaking out; insufficient nourishment, desiccated preserved food. Limited sight, blindness. Ossified, rigid, rule-bound family culture. Resistance to new languages and direct speech. Resentment toward family ignorance. Support for socially-approved presentationvia face, hair, song, speech, vision, treasuries of older knowledge.

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

  • Rahu-Thula * craving for trade * mask of fairly bargained contracts; fascinated by arrangements, deals, term of agreement * seeks special importance via negotiation, via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) diplomacy, advising
  • Rahu in bhava-3 * in swabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual writing, 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.
  • Guru-yuti-Rahu * amplified generosity, magnified diversity, exotic beliefs, tricky teachings, opportunistic preachers, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of inspired, high philosophy

Their marriage was remarkable but socially celebrated and politically successful.

Further strengthening the bonds of Cleveland's second marriage are the Rahu-Ketu Mesha-Thula axis both D-1 and D-9 of Frances Folsom Cleveland' s nativity matched tightly to the Rahu-Ketu Mesha-Thula axis of Grover Cleveland.

Frankie's image of liberal youthful gentility was enormously popular amongst the working classes and generally among progressive folks. Her image was appropriated by a huge variety of sales, marketing, and advertising, publications without her consent, falsely implying her endorsement of the product (Rahu). She tolerated this blatantly expedient abuse of her image because in her view it benefitted the popularity of her husband (Guru). Guru-yuti-Rahu-3 media-image, publications.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Meza * dissociates from competitive dominance, incomplete nobility, empty arrival, dissolute conquest, not limited by blood or birth, ignores restriction on innovative movement
  • 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
  • Mangala-yuti-Ketu * surrendered championship, empty actions, disconnected brothers, unsustainable domination, apathetic competition, disability

At 48 she remarried which is predicted via her Guru-yuti-Rahu pair where Rahu is her first husband (clearly) whereas her second husband was a quiet college professor (Guru).

Surya in bhava-12 combined with Mangala-yuti-Ketu-9 would suggest a premature demise of her father



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