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1960-1963 * POTUS-35

1952-1960 * USA Senator from Massachusetts

1946-1952 * USA-Congressman

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Earthbody-Entry Tuesday-29-May-1917

Earthbody-Exit 22-Nov-1963 (assassinated age 46)



POTUS-35 from Jan-1960 until Nov-1963 (assassinated in office) * John Fitzgerald Kennedy * 1917-1963

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

born on day-8 Ashtami of Shukla Paksha

3 pm = birth time stated by the JFK National Historic Site

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativity

Purvaphalguni * Yoni * Bhagadaivata * Prakphalguni * Arjuni

BPL commentary

For Purvaphalguni * Yoni * births of a masculine 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.

Due to the definitive influence of kalatra-karaka Zukra, gentlemen born into the realms of Bharani, Purva-phalguni, or Purva-azadha may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of the feminine companion.

For those born into the Zukra-ruled paradigm of Vutavabana, 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 gentlemen are often found in the sparkling bright worlds of politics, romance, entertainment, speculative finance, and spectator sports. Yoni-born chaps often display a thick mane of leonine hair and a charming sense of humor.

They are happiest when enjoying a choreographed sport, playing music, dancing with agility and grace, or performing a richly costumed dramatic role for an appreciative audience, Delighted by spectacle and applause, they glitter and smile at parties, political campaigns, gambling and games..

Depending upon the placements of dhanakaraka Zukra and dhanapathi Budha, the Purvarjuni-born may also excel in financial showmanship, bargaining toward a political or commercial agreement, and the high drama of romantic relationships.

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

Themes of political 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 83

"A physical rather than a mental type.

  • A healthy constitution

  • not given to worry or anxiety regarding the problems of living.

He must guard against impulsiveness

since he is apt to act without sufficient thought

  • and as a result he makes many mistakes

  • which are difficult to rectify

  • and which may be disastrous.

He is very active physically and will be proficient at various sports,

  • reveling in the joy of mere action ,

  • even purposeless action.

These people seem never to rest and are constantly in motion.

  • As soon as they have finished one thing they start on another,

  • frequently doing several things at a time."


Biographical data matched to Vimshottari Dasha bhukti



John F. Kennedy in 1962 with POTUS-31 Challenge to Liberty 1874-1964 Herbert Hoover

Zukra Mahadasha * age birth until age 5.9

29-May-1917 Earth-birth in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 6-disease-medications + 7-alliances-contracts

Surya Mahadasha* age 5.9 until age 11.9

Chandra Mahadasha * age 11.9 until age 21.9

Apr-1931 appendectomy and stayed out of school * Chandra Rahu bhukti

June-1934 emergency hospitalization for ulcerative colitis * Chandra Shani bhukti * Shani rules 8-emergencies

Mangala Mahadasha * age 21.9 until age 28.9

12-Aug-1944 (Jack's age 27) fleshdeath of immediate elder brother Joe Kennedy Jr., killed in WW-2 combat explosion * Mangala-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 12th-from-Ketu-in- 11th-from-Chandra = dissolution of elder brother

Rahu Mahadasha * age 28.9 until age decease age 46

1946 (age 31) wins 11th Congressional District * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti *

1948 re-wins 11th Congressional District * Mangala-Budha bhukti * atmakaraka

1950 wins 11th Congressional District * Mangala-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 7-career, advisors, agreements

12-Sept-1953 (age 37) exchange of marriage vows with POTUS-pair-35 editor 1929-1994 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules navamsha-7 * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Karkata-Makara

23-Aug-1956 celebrated the birth of child-1 (stillborn) * Rahu-Budha bhukti

27-Nov-1957 child-2 (live birth) * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 7th-from-Chandra = 2nd child

Nov-1958 wins USA-Senate election * Rahu-Zukra bhukti

26-Sept-1960 JFK debates his political opponent Richard Nixon in the first televised POTUS-election debate. JFK is declared the overarching winner of the debates. Although less experienced than the Nixon, JFK looked and sounded more confident (Surya) more handsome (Zukra) and more wise (Guru) * Rahu-Zukra bhukti

08-Nov-1960 surprise win = the razor-edge 1960 POTUS-35 election, defeating his rival POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon * Rahu--Surya bhukti * Surya lagnesha * Surya-10 vargottamsha

Apr-1961 Bay of Pigs fiasco * Rahu-Surya bhukti

16-28 Oct-1962 Cuban Missile Crisis expected missile attack upon USA does not materialize * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 12-distant lands, invisible agents * Chandra rules randhresha Shani-12 protective Sarala Yoga

22-Nov-1963 assassination (age 46) * Rahu-Mangala bhukti * Kuja-yuti-Budha gives effect of Budha

Prominent Features of the Nativity


JFK with POTUS-pair-35 editor 1929-1994 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and their young children, early 1960's


JFK with elder brother and father at the family compound in Palm Beach, Florida

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka


  • Surya-Vrizabha * Ravaye * the noisy one, the roaring one (Ravi = firebird; Rava = howl, yell, or squawk)
  • Surya in bhava-10 * digbala * center of hierarchy * brightly governing * legislative intelligence * focus on social order * father holds a respected position * regulatory entitlements * eye on high authority * radiant reputation * sparkling center of the leadership drama
  • Surya-yuti-Guru * confidently expansive in drama and games * permissive father-figure bright self-referential teachers * charitably manifests the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent approach to doctrine * entitled to philosophize * radiantly generous
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious, brightly creative bargainer, artistic father-figure, uniquely intelligent sister-figures, entitled to pleasures, aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun, financial politics, radiantly diplomatic, self-reflexively attractive features


Dad = originally a working-class son of Irish immigrants to USA. The father's life exemplified extraordinary fortune via risk-taking and competitiveness * Rahu-5 sends drishti into Kuja-yuti-Budha. The father's capital wealth entreasuremnt (Surya-Vrishabha + Guru-yuti-Zukra) emerged mainly from investment in the port of Boston's shipping infrastructure.

During Prohibition, bootlegged liquors * Surya-yuti-Zukra sweets, alcoholic drinks * were a central commodity shipped through USA water ports. JFK's father (Surya) was purportedly involved with organized crime via profits from illegal liquor distribution in Boston's shipping industry. Mangala-9 rules 4-shipping. However, whatever involvement dad may or may not have had with behind-the-scenes illegalities was never proven, and remains invisible more than a century later.

Pitrikaraka Surya co-tenants with Vrishabha-Guru + Zukra. From Simha lagna, swakshetra Zukra becomes the negotiating, wealth-accumulating ruler of 3-commerce and 10-social authority. Guru rules 5-politics + 8-secrets .


Surya-10 lagnesha ; rules swamsha Simha-Uttaraphalguni

Surya vargottamsha occupies 10th navamsha

Vrishabha (treasuries) Guru + Zukra + Surya occupy the career-defining, emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra

Rahu-Surya bhukti * surprise election win

  • JFK's unexpected, upset win in the controversial 1960 POTUS election against his bitter rival POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon was carried by the female vote

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Simha * comforted by rhythmic creative display
  • Purvaphalguni Chandra * comforted by sparkling luxury * protectors of musical entertainments, radiant style, brilliant beauty
  • Chandra in classroom-1 * comfort in glowing incandescent embodiment, familiar with forward action, needs to feel the repeating pulse of physical movement, settled into the rhythm of invention, feeling for first-arrival, soothed by aristocracy, emotionally attuned to new birth, routine activities, undulating personality


Mom Rose Kennedy was the daughter of the Mayor of Boston and an essential political agent Chandra-Simha politics.

In 1951, Pope Pius granted her the title of Papal Countess. (Purvaphalguni Chandra = finance, celebrity, Royalty)

MARRIAGE expectations of partnership support

Marriage * 7th-from-Chandra-1

  • A friendly, fundraising lifepartner. Although Chandra-Simha often struggles with compatibility in marriage due to the Surya-Shani rulership of the axis of core alliances, nevertheless the lifepartner would be dedicated to the contractual union. Life-partner would be a Kumbha economic agent, engaged with fundraising (11) and social participation networks (11). POTUS-pair-35 editor 1929-1994 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was a socialite, well-connected to the dynastic wealth families of the American northeast elite.
  • JFK married a stylish, attractive, lovely spouse (Zukra-Vrishabha) who was educated in art history (Vrishabha values, memory) and spoke several languages (Vrishabha treasuries of the tongue). Jacqueline Bouvier was the mother of his children. She fashionably accompanied him to official functions.
  • However, yuvathipathi Shani in Bhava-12 explains why Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy often travelled separately. Both made frequent, sanctuary-seeking, extended visits to stay with their own families. His political handlers knew of his numerous extramarital adventures Zukra-yuti-Guru and were notably concerned about the political liability to blackmail since yuvathi-pathi Shani-12 is also the rogesha. Yet the mate cooperated in maintaining the cloak of invisibility surrounding his bedroom activities (Zukra in 10 = spouse cooperates in the public facade). She declared no knowledge of his famed promiscuity.


Chandra-1 ruler of 12 shows that he spent considerable time in private rooms, including hospitals.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

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

  • 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.
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * communicative competitions, energized communication, dynamic reporting, outgoing force joins messaging signal, potential for aggressive gestures, speech, and writing

Mangala Mahadasha age 21-28 = enters politics = youth, competition, vitality, gunshot

challenging mutual drishti of Shani-with-Mangala = Shani-12 drishti to Mangala-9 adds discipline, responsibility, and maturity to an otherwise impulsive competitor-father

Budhana * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Atmakaraka Budha

Powerful Dhana-yoga caused by Budha rules 2-11 ++ Budha-9 in 11th-from-11th ++ Kuja Yogakaraka rules 4 property, shipping + 9-religious organizations, father

Budha rules financial 2-11 from Simha lagna

Budha rules 2-11 from Chandra-Simha

  • Budha-Meza * innovative communications * pioneering pronouncement * articulation of dynamic movement * discusses physical experience * vigorous descriptive explanations * challenging conversation * messages about contests * vocabulary of vitality * hands-arms-shoulders send competitive gestures
  • Budha in bhava-9 * narrative of the father-figure, the guru-figure, the catechism, the doctrine * discusses patronage, paradigm of belief, describer of theoretical details, explainer of dogmatic concepts, 11th-from-11th profits, talks about principled interpretation of reality, dharma, worldview
  • Budha-yuti-Mangala * explainer of competitive energies * affinity for engineering, invasive, exploratory roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction *articulator of competitive energies, signals forward action, message of innovation and forward movement, outspoken, fraternal conversations, aggressive communications, talkative brother-figures

Budha-yuti-Mangala occupies literary 3rd-from-7

  • JKO served as a reference and collections editor for her husband's books. She produced countless items of literary correspondence, articles, translations, and radio-television advertisements on behalf of her husband's political career.

POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy * Kuja-yuti-Budha-9 receives the incoming drishti from a financially-and-politically potent Zukra-ruled Rahu-5-Purva-azadha.

Speech style of POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy shows the restraint of Shani drishti + the taboo-boundary-challenging, political, entertainments, entitled excitement of Rahu-5 drishti.

Shani drishti to Budha-9 adds discipline, responsibility, and maturity to an otherwise outspoken, adversarial father

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Vrizabha * much treasury, many voices, many collections, believes in history, doctrine of values containment, financial guidance, expands the scope of voice-speech-song, multiple treasuries
  • Guru in bhava-10 * many public roles, multiple diverse leadership duties, numerous recognized teachings, much respect, broad social visibility, extensive reputation, numerous obligations to maintain the social order, often a professor, preacher, philosopher, proselyte, presbyter, bishop, or priest
  • Guru-yuti-Surya pitri-karaka * multiple father-figures, abundant confidence, much radiance, much humanistic political philosophy-policy, large-scale dramatic radiance
  • Guru-yuti-Zukra sodarya-karaka * multiple sisterly-figures * abundant pleasures + treasures * much humanistic diplomatic philosophy * large-scale alignments * broad scope of partnerships * many financial arrangements

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

* Malavaya Yoga * pancha-maha-purusha yoga = Zukra-swakshetra-kendra

  • Zukra-Vrizabha * swakshetra * appreciation of valuable arrangements, likes capitalization * attracted to fruits of the forests and fields * pleasures of collections * acquisitive sensuality* enjoys preservation and accrual * aesthetic of sounds * historic restorations * prefers containment of precious goods
  • Zukra-10 * pleasure of regulation, enjoys lawful, socially iconic, feminine-figures harmonious ability to govern and direct * pleasing designs to adorn the upper legs, knees, calves, for overall skeleton * financially visible equity, appreciation of order, legislates justice
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama, appreciation for political display, theatrical negotiations, self-focused arrangements, radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining, sweetly confident entitlements, enjoys politics, negotiating father-figure, intelligently focused on trades, arrangements, contracts * arrangements according to father's choice or self-will
  • Zukra-yuti-Guru * sweetened expansions, gracious diversity, appreciation for philosophical doctrine, adjustable catechism, numerous negotiations, humanistic agreements, generous beauty, balanced patronage * arrangements according to priestly paradigm of belief

Zukra rules 10th navamsha

Zukra rules 10th-from-Chandra = Vrishabha family treasuries, speech, values * Career Honor Respect Leadership

  • a powerful collection of financial, historical, and values-lineage graha in 10th-from-Chandra = Guru-yuti-Surya + Guru-yuti-Zukra
  • pitrikaraka Surya + Brihaspati + dhanakaraka Zukra

John F. Kennedy is said to have been the materially wealthiest POTUS, although that honor may also properly belong to POTUS-01 American Revolution 1732-1799 George Washington .It is not known for certain whether the Goldhoard Title belongs to Kennedy or Washington, because much of the Kennedy treasury is privately held.

Aesthetic appreciation of history, languages, and genetics

  • POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy studied history at Harvard College and wrote a historical thesis. Although a native speaker of American English, he learned to speak and write in academic German.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Harsha Yoga * Shani-12 rules bhava-6

  • Shani-Karkata * heavy old routines * obliged to conform to the ancient habits * must bear the weight of old defensive structures * vital energy compression stress zone = stomach * strictly imposed systems of security * must adhere to established proletarian cultural roots* must materialize orderly sustainable settlements * rigid resistance to change of the folkways * must engage in farming and fishing * must care for elders * aging infrastructure, insufficient ports and roadways * lack of moisture in the farms and fields * cramped dwellings and crumbling fences * slow elderly caretakers * must continue to maintain protective nourishment despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-12 * 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

Personally challenging mutual drishti between Shani-and-Mangala

Private Suffering

Shani-12 often indicates chronic but private conditions of worry, physical pressure, deprivation, and survival fears. JFK had a lifetime of hospitalizations which, even while protected from view by Harsha Yoga, and regulated by a long list of physicians, were nonetheless debilitating..

Health and Medication

JFK was born into Zukra-Shani bhukti, which set the stage for a lifetime of accidents, injuries, animosities, and medications, along with relationships, contracts, bargains, and legal settlements. He was diagnosed with Addison's Disease (adrenal insufficiency) and endured (Shani) a lifetime of painful medical handling.

Harsha Yoga

JFK suffered from many chronic and acute accidents, injuries, and ailments. Yet, the public knew little of his medical situation. The televised image showed an athletic, beaming, handsome visage of a youthful father with his toddler children, and a swimming, dancing, football-playing champion in the sports field. He had been sick since childhood, but the protective power of Shani's Harsha Yoga provided a 12-screen of fog to the public eye.

When Shani rules medicated bhava-6, the physician's treatments are often worse than the original injury or disease.

This detailed article from the Atlantic Magazine on JFK's complex, screened-off health situation demonstrates that, by the standards of contemporary medical science, most of the medical treatment, including pharmaceutricals, injections, surgeries, caused more harm than health.

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

  • Rahu-Dhanuzya * shimmering illusion of wisdom * craving for philosophical principle * mirage of fatherly generosity * extraordinary theory * unusual approach to higher truth * mask of global humanistic belief * fascinating doctrine * over-reaching catechisms * fabulous patronage * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of professorship, guidance, proselytism, guru-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-5 * in swabhava of Splendid Surya, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual children; out-of-bounds creativity, and amplified poetic romance; Risk-rewarding Rahu generates a charismatic individuality, center-of-attention displays of creative genius. Desires a special, important role in performance arts, literary arts, entertainments, royalty roles, pageantry, celebrity events, or dramatic splendor. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious children and lovers. Rahu the Poseur may wear the persona (mask) of a dramatic actor, a celebrated intellectual, or a politician. Craves the center stage, the lights, the glory. Rahu-5 seeks flamboyant fashion, exceptional children, and the thrill of political theatre.

Flamboyant, luxurious, humanistic Purva-azadha occupies the adversarial-to-rules 6th-from-Shani

POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy = political outsider, Roman-rite Catholic, young

Rahu in bhava-5 prizes, celebrity, applause

  • JFK won a Pulitzer Prize for his book. His college thesis in History also won a recognition prize.

political animosities with other ambitious, flamboyant, romancers -- including a deep mutual distaste with VPOTUS Lyndon Johnson

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Mithunaya * dissociates from conversations, incomplete message, empty instructions, dissolute signals, not limited by commerce, ignores restriction on communication, applies explanatory gestures to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-11 * absentee friends, disregards community * no barriers in community, absent from network, vacuous associations, irrelevance of the material goals, ambivalence toward economic empowerment

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