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Dwight David Eisenhower, 5-star General, in 1947 after World-War-2. During his long military career, Eisenhower was always an office-based strategist. He never fought in active combat.


1952-1960 * POTUS-34

1943-1945 * First Supreme Allied Commander in Europe

Dwight David Eisenhower

a.k.a. "Ike"

Earthbody-Entry Tuesday-14-Oct-1890

Earthbody-Exit 28-Mar-1969 (age 78)



1952-1960 * POTUS-34-partner

Mamie Doud Eisenhower

a.k.a. Mary Geneva Doud

Earthbody-Entry Saturday-14-Nov-1896

Earthbody-Exit 01-Nov-1979 (age 82)

nativity of Mamie Eisenhower

World-War-2 Tripartite Pact Axis group

World-War-2 Allies group


Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe in World War II from Dec-1943 until May-1945

POTUS-34 = 20-Jan-1953 until 20-Jan-1961 * Dwight David Eisenhower * 1890-1969

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Visaka * Radha

BPL commentary

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.

Growth Shocks

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, politics. 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,

  • since their manner causes people to actively dislike them

  • and to resent their extreme aggressiveness.

they are very proud

  • and because of this, they take offense easily at some fancied slight.

their anger makes enemies of people who might cooperate with them, if treated differently.

they will overcome their enemies through sheer force of character,

  • but such people will still remain enemies .

Tact and kindness are qualities which they should try to develop."


1959: Dwight David Eisenhower, POTUS-34

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari dasha timeline


Official Whitehouse photo 30-May-1954 Mamie Eisenhower (age 58)

Rahu Mahadasha * age birth until age 17.8

14-Oct-1890 Earth-birth in Denison, Texas, USA * Mangala-Ketu bhukti

Guru Mahadasha * age 17.8 until age 34.8

Jun-1911 accepted to West Point Military Academy * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 4-schooling, diploma

1912 sustained a knee (Makara) injury playing football for West Point which ended his promising athletic career * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 8-sudden identity change

June-1915 graduated from West Point * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha diploma

1915 (DDE age 25) DDE, his father, and his brothers leave the Jehovah's Witness faith in which they had been raised, due largely to failed Armageddon prophecies of that tradition * Guru-Ketu bhukti

01-July-1916 exchange of vows in marriage-1 with POTUS-pair-34 Military Families 1896-1979 Mamie Doud Eisenhower (DDE age 25; MDE age 19) * Guru-Zukra bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Makara-Karkata contact Karkata swamsha

24-Sep-1917 celebrated the birth of child-1 "Icky" * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules Chandra

02-Jan-1921 decease of child-1 * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra-12 rules 8th-from-5th-from-Chandra ++ Sade-Sati

1922-1924 assigned to Panama Canal * Guru-Rahu chidradasha++ Sade-Sati

Shani Mahadasha * age 34.8 until age 53.8

1928 advanced officer training diploma from Army War College * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha diploma

1933 advanced supply-chain and materiel-management training diploma from the Army Industrial College, where DDE also joined the faculty * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 4th-from-4th schooling, teaching

07-Dec-1941 * Following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawai'i, USA joins WW-2 in both Asia and Europe * Shani-Guru chidradasha * nichha-Guru-3 planning rules Mangala-2, weapons, death

1942 grieved decease of father (DDE age 52) * Shani-Guru chidradasha * Guru rules 7th-from-Surya

24-Jun-1942 begin position as Allied Commander General in England. DDE remains apart from MDE, ensconced with his driver Kay Summersby, until June-1945. * Shani-Guru chidradasha * nichha-Guru rules 6th-from-Chandra emotional conflict

Budha Mahadasha * age 34.8 until age 70.8

Dec-1943 (until May-1945) named WW-2 First Supreme Allied Commander in Europe * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha-yuti-Surya * Budha-uttama gives effect of karmesha Surya

06-Jun-1944 * D-Day Normandy * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha-uttama = logistical planning * Budha-yuti-Surya gives executive effect of karmesha Surya-11 large maps

07-May-1945 end of WW-2 in Europe, Allied Forces win * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha rules 8-sudden transformation + 11-achievements, goals

Nov-1945 appointed US Army Chief of Staff * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha-yuti-Surya * Budha-uttama gives executive effect of karmesha Surya

11-Sep-1946 grieved the decease of mother Ida Stover Eisenhower (1862-1946) * Budha-Ketu bhukti

May-1948 (until Jan-1953) held the title of 13th president of Columbia University in New York City. However, DDE did not assume any leadership duties until 1951 ++ did almost nothing in this role * Budha-Zukra bhukti * Ketu-yuti-Zukra

1948 invited to run for POTUS-33 with funding + Truman promised support, but DDE says no * Budha-Zukra bhukti * Ketu-yuti-Zukra * Ketu not interested

1950 takes leave of absence from Columbia U. job in order to craft the NATO organization * Budha-Zukra bhukti * Ketu-yuti-Zukra * Ketu absence

25-Jun-1950 begin Korean War *

04-Nov-1952 * DDE elected POTUS-34 * Budha-Mangala bhukti * Kuja lagnesha rules 10th-navamsha ++ 10th dashashamsha ++ Sade-Sati

01-feb-1953 baptized into the Presbyterian Church (DDE age 63)

24-Sep-1955 massive heart-attack (myocardial infarction) suffered while visiting his mother-in-law. Requires a long healing convalescence * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 5-heart + 2-saturation * Guru rules 6th-from-Chandra emotional stress

25-Nov-1957 mild stroke * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 6th-from-Chandra emotional stress

Ketu Mahadasha * age 70.8 until age 77.8

20-Jan-1961 end of two-term (eight years) POTUS-34 service and begin retirement * Ketu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 7 = 4th-from-4th retirement

Zukra Mahadasha * age 77.8 until decease age 78

28-Mar-1969 Lightbody Lift-off (DDE age 78) * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra maraka rules-7

Distinctive features of the Nativity


Ida Stover Eisenhower (1862-1946) mother of POTUS-34

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka


  • Chitra-Surya-Kanya * Poshanya * Pushna * the nourisher
  • Surya in bhava-11 * center of community * radiates through large-group associations * brightly iconic earnings * intelligence for networks * focus on interlinked ecologies * marketplace revenue entitlements * father-figure plays community participation roles * exemplifies knotting and knitting behaviors * distributed light * eye on friendships * creative genius works within extensive systems * sparkling center of social-economic drama
  • 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


Dad was a mechanical engineer = designing Chitra-Surya-Kanya

Surya-yuti-Budha-uttama . Dad worked as a railroad mechanic and in dairy farm operations Surya-Kanya + parented a large family.


Surya-Kanya occupies the invisible, cloistered 12th-from-Chandra Much of DDE's career activity was international in scope and classified in category. He also spent much time living in dormitory barracks.

DDE's famed strategic intelligence = signaled by atmakaraka karmesha Surya in logical-strategic Kanya-Chitra-11.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Thula * comforted by rhythmic negotiation of agreements
  • Chandra in Swatika * comforted by risky alliances * protectors of shape-shifting negotiation, fascinating bargains, opportunistic arrangements
  • Chandra in classroom-12 ** narrative of body, bifurcated self-image, discusses physical appearance, describer of embodiment, explainer of tangible self, delivers instructions for self-characterization, articulation of communicative movement, animated gestures, talks about personality, details the two-sided identity

MOTHER and Faith Community

Mom disliked the limelight Chandra-12 but she liked prayer meetings. = dharmesha Chandra-12. A devout missionary member of the Jehovah's Witness tradition, mom raised her family in that evangelical faith. For decades in Abilene, prayerful Mom served as the town host for Watchtower gatherings. Although her doctrine proscribed college education, careers, political activity such a voting, military service, and saluting the flag, Mom was Ike's strong supporter.

Along with his dad and adult brothers, DDE separated from the sect in 1915, following the failure of two Armageddon prophecies which predicted End Times to occur in 1914 and 1915.

As DDE was being packaged to run for POTUS-34, his family home in Abilene was scoured clean of Jehovah's Witness paraphernalia, including the Interpretive Pyramid chart once cherished by his devout father. On 01-Feb-1953, at the age of 63, DDE was publically baptized into the Presbyterian faith, in part as a political response to unfavorable association with his mom's beliefs.


Chandra rules the career-directing, emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra = Karkata = defense, national boundaries, ethnic culture, transportation, shipping

Eisenhower served as a high-level defender of the Euro-American majority way of life, particularly the cultural (Chandra) values of pluralism, democratic governance, and participatory economic systems.

During a 30-year professional military career, DDE never fought a single day on the battlefield. He surveyed battlefields after the fighting was finished. He visited wounded soldiers in hospitals. He taught weaponry skills in Army training courses. But DDE never bore arms. Rather, he protected and defended from an elite academic (9) theoretical (9) perspective.

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership

7th-from-Chandra-12 = bhava-6 disagreement, ailment, military

Ailments of the lifepartner

Reportedly, Ike and Mamie did not agree on very much. The couple were ready to divorce on several occasions. Typical of spouse = bhava-6, Mamie suffered from numerous medical conditions including constitutional depression, hormonal imbalance, and inner-ear disease.

Reportedly, MDE rested several hours in bed daily, due to a heart condition blamed on a bout of rheumatic fever. Also, MDE's inner-ear imbalance was sometimes ascribed to Ménière’s disease, which causes vertigo. Observers often thought she was drunk, but MDE said it was this chronic internal balance issue which caused her frequent stumbling and falling. Generally, her health remained fragile despite her ability to meet hundreds of guests in a Whitehouse day.

Much of their shared adult life was spent separately due to DDE's diverse military postings. DDE's chronic dissatisfaction with the state of his marriage is indicated by Chandra-12 ++ Zukra-yuti-Ketu.

Ike obtained official signatures to secure a series of foreign military postings, most of which were deemed unsuitable for accompanying family. During his WW-2 Supreme Commander assignment, DDE was stationed June-1942 until Jun-1945 in a highly secure location in southern England. Although Mamie petitioned for a marital visit during those three years, DDE denied her permission. He was said to be conducting a private affair-du-coeur with his female driver during those dramatic, tumultuous years Yet due to Zukra-yuti-Ketu in 2nd-from-Chandra, there was no second marriage and his lover was disavowed (Ketu) in preparation for DDE's presidential candidacy.

Nevertheless, the couple shared a vision of DDE's ascent to ultimate executive power.

MDE's Guru-1 indicates her powerful identification with her husband. The wealthy socialite daughter of a meat-packing businessman, Mamie was dedicated to promoting Ike's career, and her enthusiastic large-scale social entertaining skills (her Chandra-Kumbha) proved key to DDE's continuous ascent through the military hierarchy.

After DDE turned 62, for the first time in decades, Ike and Mamie lived together consistently in the Whitehouse (albeit he traveled frequently) . Republican Party spin doctors framed them as "America's Grandparents". Heartwarming photos of the greying couple were promoted through the media. Yet,. away from the cameras, they spent a minimal amount of time together. With DDE immobilized by poor health following numerous strokes and heart-attacks, they retired to a rural Pennsylvania farm. He died nine years later. Mamie moved into a Washington D.C. retirement home for military wives where she resumed socializing

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

lagnesha * co-ruler of Vrischika

  • Mangala-Dhanuzya * vigorous pursuit of humanistic worldview* push toward doctrinal expansion, proactive teaching-preaching, philosophical globalism
  • Mangala in bhava-2 * drive toward values lineage, pursuit of treasuries, energized face-speech-song, aggressive family hoarding, vigorous capitalization-banking, storage, assets, conservation, family dynamics, acquisitive conquests

lagnesha = Mangala in bhava-2 rules 10th navamsha ++ 10-dazamamsha

  • 1-personality ** contains diplomatic, detached Zukra-yuti-Ketu
  • 6-war, remedies for war, conflict, incivility

Eisenhower enjoyed a 35-year military career (Kuja military). He served as a military officer in Washington D.C. and in army camps across the USA. He held posts in Panama, Philippines, England, and France. DDE specialized in policy making with its endless reporting cycle = nichha-Guru in bhava-3. He worked as a strategic planner during both WW-I and WW-II = Budha-Kanya * uttama.

Yet DDE was never a combat soldier. Eisenhower never bore arms even a single day in active combat. He graduated from the Army officer school West Point Academy in 1915. Until the 1940's, DDE continued to receive more and more specialized military trainings, making him a veritable fountain of military knowledge. DDE served as teaching faculty conferring military lineage traditions, a historian Mangala in bhava-2, strategist, and tactician.

DDE's continuing education, with military paid research and historical studies, gave Eisenhower a professor's level of theoretical interpretative skills and collegial committee governance experience. During WW-I, he remained stateside working as a staff trainer. By the standard promotional structure -- not by battlefield merit or acts of bravery -- DDE was assigned to more and more visible positions. Eventually, he was promoted to the rank of General Commander.

During WW-2, Allied troops were intimidated by the superior strength of Axis forces in Europe. Due to their V-2 rocket technology, it looked horribly certain that Axis would win. In these desperate times, DDE was considered to be the one man who could possibly undertake the extraordinarily detailed, tightly coordinated tactical and strategic planning that could be the key to overcome a powerful enemy. With zero combat experience, Eisenhower was named supreme commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe. He did visit the soldiers in the field, but was quickly whisked away from any active fighting.

It was a huge risk but there was no real alternative = DDE's navamsha Mula-Chandra supports the overall capacity for shock-and-slaughter characteristic of Visaka radical lagna. Until the stunning and largely unexpected success of D-Day in 1944, even Eisenhower did not believe that his elaborate orchestrations could work.

Compare to other Visaka figures engaged in large-scale horreur:

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Kanya * uttama * moolatrikona * ministering service communications *  articulation of digestive process * talks about service* formulates descriptive complaints * programmatic conversations *  delivers detailed pronouncements * grammatical expertise * logical arguments *  messages about accuracy * specifies error * hands-arms-shoulders make helping gestures
  • 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-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-uttama-11 rules 8-11.

Supreme Commander Eisenhower never fought even one day in combat. He was an expert strategic and tactical planner, administrator, report-writer, and manager par excellence.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Makara-Draco * nichha * much social structure, many rules, materialistic beliefs, doctrine of rank and structure, realistic guidance, pragmatic worldview, expands the scope of philosophical realism, multiple interactions with government and institutional authority
  • 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-Makara-Draco * nichha rules 6th-from-Chandra emotional stress

Guru rules Ike's Visaka radical lagna

Guru-3 nichha rules 2-5

24-Sep-1955 massive heart-attack (myocardial infarction) suffered while visiting his mother-in-law. Requires a long healing convalescence * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 5-heart + 2-saturation * Guru rules 6th-from-Chandra emotional stress

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Vrizchika * appreciation of penetrating discovery, likes mysteries, attracted to danger, pleasures of covert power, enjoys hidden assets, aesthetic of occult secrecy
  • Zukra-1 * pleasure of handsome embodiment; graciously feminine qualities of the appearance, enjoys athletic style of balancing, vigorous physical adjustments, appreciation of new birth * identified with beauty, equity, and fairness
  • Zukra-yuti-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

Due to Zukra-yuti-Ketu-1, Dwight and Mamie spent more time apart during their marriage than they spent together, as General Eisenhower pursued a peripatetic military career.

His reputed three-year romance with driver and personal aid Lieutenant Kay Summersby was never formally acknowledged. (Ketu)

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Shani rules Anuradha * Maitra lagna

  • Shani-Simbha (challenging placement) * heavy old entitlements * the weight of old royal drama * obliged to conform to center-stage flamboyant divas * vital energy compression stress zone = heart-spine * must accept pragmatic social restrictions upon creative self-expression * strictly imposed rules governing political affairs * must apply socially required restrictions upon genius, games, drama, children, romance * must endure lowest-common-denominator proletarian entertainments * must work with slow, elderly political game-players * must continue to conduct lawful entitlement ceremonies 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-10 career occupies the economically fruitful 11th-from-Chandra

Although Shani takes the long, slow road, He does obtain His goals.

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

  • Rahu-Vrizabha * uttama *shimmering illusion of storage * craving for preserved collections * unusual banking practices * over-reaching acquisitions * preposterous accumulations * mesmerizing treasure-hoards * fabulous inventories * exotic food stores, ship-holds, and warehouses * mask of historic conservatism * intriguing acts of barreling, cooperage, and containment * marvelous hoards of valuables * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of accrued wealth, lineage knowledge, speech and song, evaluation * seeks privilege via memory keeper-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-7 * passion for partnership * in swabhava of Suave Zukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual arrangements, amplified bargains, vows, promises. Rahu-7 desires an important brokerage role in rule-bending, exceptional, expedient, non-standard negotiations. Fascinating match-making. Thrilling deals and pacts. Agent of flashy contracts. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious partners (personal and professional). Rahu-7 trespasses the cultural boundaries of negotiated agreements, covenants, agreed terms of exchange. Mixed-culture marriage. Rahu the Poseur may pose as the Perfect Partner, a middleman, a bargainer, a diplomat, a fascinating arranger, an agreeable advocate. Rahu-7 grants advantageous career positioning via instrumental alliances.

Rahu in bhava-7 = powerful partnerships = occupies 10th-from-10th

Risk-rewarding Rahu's dispositor Zukra-1 rules 7-alliances + 12-distant lands. As Allied commander in WW-2 Europe, DDE formed alliances with many of the most powerful and most difficult (MacArthur) men of his day.

Risk-rewarding Rahu occupies the secretive, camouflaged 8th-from-Chandra. Eisenhower's most ambitious, over-reaching activities occurred in extremely dangerous diplomatic (7) environments.

Uttamsha-Rahu * Treasury

DDE died in 1969 with a net worth of 9-million-USD. In 1969 dollars, this was a substantial fortune to have been collected by the son of a mechanical engineer.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

lagnesha * co-ruler of Vrischika

  • Ketu-Vrizchika * uttama * dissociates from hidden empowerments, incomplete discovery, empty secrets, dissolute penetrations, not limited by catastrophic change, ignores restriction on initiations, applies exploratory initiative to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-1 * * wanders from the fleshly container, disperses coherently unique identity, ambivalent toward the power of muscular movement, absent from embodiment, other-defined chameleon, irrelevance of the personality. One abandons an independent lifestyle, and chooses to depend upon important Others (Rahu-7).
  • 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.

During WW-2, Ike was constantly negotiating, cooperating, and bargaining with the leaders of many warring countries. Similar to POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln , POTUS-34 Eisenhower looked tired but hopeful while representing the unthinkably brutal cost of a lasting peace

Ketu the Annihilator is exceptionally strong in Shad-Bala

As lagnesha * co-ruler of Vrischika, dissociative Ketu gains considerable strength in lagna.

DDE was faced with the increasingly powerful Axis forces, especially their secret weapons, during WW-II . Overwhelmingly, predictions from all sides expected the enemy to win. Eisenhower would have needed to contemplate deathly catastrophe and make his calculations for it. Ketu in 3rd-from-Budha = annihilation, thinking the unthinkable, the end of the free world.

Usually there is at least one match of each partner's Chandra to an important axis in their spouse's nativity.


POTUS-34 partner = 1952 until 1960 * Mamie Dowd Eisenhower * 1896-1979

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Mamie Eisenhower

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Uttaraphalguni * Aryaman * Bhaga * Falgun * Utthram

BPL commentary

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.

Brilliantly dramatic

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 has a very soft pleasing voice,

  • bubbling over with fun and humor.

She is born to a family with social background

and loves to mingle with her friends in various social activities

  • yet she is not frivolous,

  • but beneath her joyous manner, rather serious minded.

She has fixed principles from which she will not deviate.

She prefers to choose her friends

  • from among the people who are artistically inclined and cultured.

She is efficient and adept at managing her home and her domestic life."


"America's Grandparents" * Dwight and Mamie in 1959

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari dasha timeline


Dwight and Mamie at Christmas

Guru Mahadasha * age birth until age 11.9

14-Nov-1896 Earth-birth in Boone, Iowa, USA * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 7-8

Shani Mahadasha * age 11.9 until age 30.9

Oct-1915 first social encounter with West Point graduate, 2nd-lieutenant DDE * Shani-Zukra bhukti

01-July-1916 exchange the vows of marriage with POTUS-34 Interstate Highways 1890-1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower (DDE age 25; MDE age 19) at her parents' home in Denver, Colorado * Shani-Zukra bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Makara-Karkata contact radical R-K

24-Sept-1917 celebrated the birth of child-1 "Ikky" * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 9th-from-Chandra-Kumbha

02-Jan-1921 tragic death of child-1 Ikky from scarlet fever * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 2nd-from-5th-from-Chandra-Kumbha

03-Aug-1922 celebrated the birth of child-2 * Shani-Rahu bhukti

Budha Mahadasha * age 30.9 until age 47.9

24-Jun-1942 DDE arrives in England to head the Allied Supreme Command. Will remain until June-1945, enforcing a three-year separation from Mamie. * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani rogesha divorce, disagreement, war

Ketu Mahadasha * age 47.9 until age 54.9

02-Jun-1951 grieved decease of father John Sheldon Doud * Ketu-Budha chidradasha * Shani-yuti-Budha occupy 12th-from-Surya

Zukra Mahadasha * age 54.9 until age 74.9

04-Nov-1952 husband DDE wins POTUS-34 election * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra karmesha

28-Sep-1960 grieved the decease of mother Elvira Carlson Doud * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

Surya Mahadasha * age 67.5 until age 73.5

28-Mar-1969 grieved the decease of husband Dwight D. Eisenhower* Surya-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 2nd-from-7th-from-Chandra-Kumbha

Chandra Mahadasha * age 72 until decease age 82

01-Nov-1979 Lightbody Lift-off following a major stroke (MDD age 82) * Chandra-Rahu bhukti

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

POTUS-pair-34 Military Families 1896-1979 Mamie Doud Eisenhower * Chandra-1 * Chandra vidyapathi occupies bhava-1

in addition to constitutional depression, hormonal imbalance, and possible alcoholism, Mamie Eisenhower suffered the tragic death of her first-born son from epidemic disease when the boy was only a toddler.

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka


  • Surya-Vrizchika * Maricha * particle of light
  • Surya in bhava-4 * center of root routines folkways, intelligence for schooling, farming, transportation; ethnic entitlements, brightly stabilizing, focus on foundational infrastructure *, eye on homeland basis * sparkling center of the patriotic-drama


Dad = John Sheldon Doud. Due to his suddenly acquired wealth from animal slaughtering and meat-packing (stockyards, 4) Surya-Vrizchika-Visaka slaughter, Dad retired age 36. Surya in bhava-4 retirement. Dad's his surplus capital was channeled into a variety of profitable investments.

Surya lagnesha indicates that Mamie was identified with her dad, with entertainment, with politics, and with glamour. She grew up wealthy and liked parties, as did her parents (4).


Surya in bhava-4 * resides in 10th-from-Chandra = emotional affinity for high-visibility roles signifying motherhood, home-keeping, kitchens, farms, domestic identities

DDE's political handlers capitalized on the post-war craving for home routines, safety, national security, reliable environments, and family-based culture. As "America's Grandparents" (4, homestead) DDE and MDE filled that framed role to perfection. Mamie was famed for her iconic homeliness and the imagery of relatable, familiar daily life in the Whitehouse

Surya rules Mamie's Uttaraphalguni radical lagna.

Mamie's affluent parents gave many parties, and Mamie learned hosting skills from them. She played ragtime piano and sang, organized games, and wore pretty clothes. Throughout DDE's career, Mamie's natural ability to hold the center of attention brought favorable reviews from his military colleagues. At the Whitehouse, following the wartime social schedule of the reluctant and rather elitist Mrs. Truman, Mamie's egalitarian Chandra-Kumbha postwar reign was praised for its sparkling smiling music, card-games, and dancing events.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Kumbha * comforted rhythmic pulsing network linkage
  • Chandra in Purvabhadrapada * comforted by expansive understanding * protectors of philosophical caretaking, charitable parenting, shelter for teachers, broad perspective on human needs
  • Chandra in classroom-7 * comfort in arrangements * familiar with security-focused bargaining * soothed by match-making * needs to feel the repeating pulse of deal-making * accustomed to routine habits of matched partnership * settled into the rhythm of negotiations * need for balanced contracts * nourished by undulating agreements * undulating equity

Chandra-7 rules 12

MDE endured a long list of health conditions, in including constitutional depression, hormonal imbalance, possible alcoholism, a chronic inner ear imbalance, and oft-noted expressions of jealousy.

In addition, her marriage partner was unsatisfied and frequently away. They discussed divorce but in expectation of his promotion to high visibility ranks were advised to forestall that career-killing decision.


Mom = Elvira Carlson Doud . was a housewife and mother. Mother and daughter had a long-lasting but somewhat fraught relationship. Mom survived until Mamie was 63 years old.

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership

7th-from-Chandra-7 = bhava-7 Simha.

Mamie often said that she belonged to a two-person career. She is famously quoted as saying "I have one career, and that is Dwight Eisenhower".

Mamie suffered numerous health issues (Chandra-rogesha-1). Dwight's marital life was complicated by his Zukra-yuti-Ketu which creates distancing and disorientation with women. Nevertheless there are strong connections between the spouses, such asIke's Visaka lagna well-attuned to Mamie's Purvabhadrapada lagna, and his Chandra-Thula well-aligned with her Chandra-Kumbha. Despite decades of affairs and disappointments, the couple enjoyed an underlying friendship, and they avoided divorce. As a public pair, they emphasized shared career goals and the need for a harmonious facade in support of his career-pinnacle POTUS role.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Mithunaya * vigorous pursuit of conversation * proactive delivery of information * push toward explanatory instruction * champion of process management
  • Mangala in bhava-11 * drive toward connectivity, pursuit of earnings, , marketplace dynamics, invasive networking, vigorously active friends, energized scientific systems, economic conquests

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

Yogakaraka Mangala occupies 11-economics, community, social-participation systems ++ * large groups, social networks, community connections

Chandra-Kumbha-7 = large-group events, Chandra trine to Mangala

In the glee of postwar affluence, and general relaxation after the prolonged stress of WW-2, Mamie's legendary big dance parties quickly became the social center of WDC.

Mamie's large-scale entertainments offered both showcase opportunities for USA musical talent and spin-doctor approved, American-branded, good clean fun (her Chandra-1).

On more intimate occasions when a smaller group would be gathered to mix socializing with politics and deal-making, Eisenhower's VPOTUS Richard Nixon played the piano and sang show-tunes.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Thula * articulation of contracts * equable arrangements * balanced designs * agreeable pronouncements * explains procedure for fair agreements *  descriptive bargaining * skillful matching * accommodating conversations * messages about negotiation * programming for trade exchanges * manufactures harmonious patterns *  hands-arms-shoulders send equalizing gestures
  • Budha in bhava-3 * narrative of cohort, siblings, announcements * discusses commerce, management, reporting, administration, describer of detailed information, explainer of publication, delivers instructions for books, scripts, lyrics, media-messaging, talks about communications, sales, marketing, advertising, manufacturing, process, collaboration, teamwork
  • Budha-yuti-Shani * explainer of rules and systems * affinity for regulatory, law-imposing roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of rules and systems * affinity for regulatory, law-imposing roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of maturity and responsibility, message of institutional order, talkative elders, talkative elders


Budha = the moeymaker for Simha nativities. * uttama-Shani-yuti-Budha-3 occupies 2nd-from-2nd. MDE was raised in significant wealth. DDE had acquired 9-million US in 1969 dollars, at the time of his decease.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Simha * many lights, many displays, much drama, believes in special entitlement, doctrine of intelligence and unique personality, expands the scope of politics, multiple games, many celebrities and celebrations, much drama, believes in creativity and special entitlement
  • Guru in bhava-1 * dig-bala * much vitality, jolly personality, generous disposition, numerous identities, much jovial competition, many cheerful sporting activities, may signal expansive aura, tall height, or wide girth, embodiment of optimistic belief

Guru occupies 1-personality, vitality, physical identity

Mamie was known for her generously endowed and sturdy comportment

Guru in bhava-1 * in a wifely nativity, indicates the wife-figure's profound identification (1) with the husband

Guru-Simha * may indicate husband in political career or avocation

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Dhanuzya * appreciation of humanistic belief, pleasures of theory, dogmatic arrangements, enjoys indoctrination, aesthetic of philosophical worldview
  • * pleasure of dramatic gaming enjoys center-stage equity * feminine-figures are prominent in the creative * political environments * pleasing designs to adorn the heart * graceful solar plexus * literary and fine arts * appreciation of creativity

Zukra-Mula-5 occupies the socially participatory, community-networking 11th-from-Chandra

rules 3-communications, sales, management

* Zukra occupies 5 parties

Mamie was a legendary entertainer who promoted the Two Person Career of their marriage alliance via piano-playing, song, card parties, and most of all her famed social dances. Zukra-Mula indicates her unique, but widely imitated, sense of 1950's middle-class fashion.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka


  • Shani-Thula * uttama * heavy old agreements * mandatory bargaining * strict rules for making agreements * vital energy compression stress zone = kidney-pancreas * rigidly regulated match-making * limitations upon socially approved partnerships * must honor the lowest-common-denominator in deal-making * common law for fair-exchange * must materialize orderly social justice * must work in structures of unyielding diplomacy * must cooperate with slow elderly counselors* must trade within statutory requirements * must continue conventional negotiations despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-3 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious cohort. May prevent younger siblings. One must message, have to explain; cautious, conventional teamwork. Tense dialogue, communicative fatigue, chronic sadness or materialistic mentality; heavy legacy pressure against free communications, Tendency toward mental depression due to old, repeating thoughts. Limited hearing, deafness. Resistance to new projects and direct manipulation. Resentment toward changes of schedule. Support for socially-approved dutiful roles as sibling, manager, writer, editor, reporter, interpreter, or planner.
  • Shani-yuti-Budha * resistance against signaling, materialistic sibling, pragmatic coupling, limited interaction, disciplined messaging, constrained communication, regulated conversations, regulated conversations

Shani rules 6- disease, divorce, disagreement, military ++ 7-marriage, alliance, agreements, arrangements

+++ ailments, emotional toxicity, disagreements

Shani-Thula-3 occupies the elder-respecting, old-faith, strict philosophies, punitive, scarcity-preaching 9th-from-Chandra

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

  • 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
  • Rahu in bhava-6 * (beneficial placement) 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 occupies the emotionally invisible, sanctuary-seeking 12th-from-Chandra = emotional affinity for risky, fascinating, overreaching activity in enclosed, private environments

Rahu occupies 6th-from-7th. Fascinating, exotic adventures in distant lands may be adversarial to marriage

  • DDE lived away from MDE during numerous extended periods of military duty, often several years at a stretch. DDE famously did not permit MDE to visit him during his WW-2 Allied Supreme Commander years based in England, although the Army apparently was willing to provide her with protective security. General Eisenhower was said to be enjoying the company of his lady jeep driver, 2nd lieutenant Kay Summersby, during the 1942-1945 marital hiatus.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Shri Ketu the Annihilator, co-ruler of Vrischika lagna, gains exceptional strength when located within the lagna

  • 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
  • Ketu in classroom-12 * (beneficial) * ambivalent toward enclosures, absent from the ancestor spirits, disregards fantasy boundaries, dissolves the isolated sanctuaries, irrelevance of sleep * Ambivalence toward clairsentient empowerment, disinterested in invisibility. One abandons the veil between perceptual worlds, ignores the dreams, surrenders the fear of imprisonment.
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all that is true, all that is noble,

all that is just and pure, all that is loveable and gracious,

whatever is excellent and admirable -

fill all your thoughts with these things."

~~ Epistle to the Philippians 4:8

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