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Seal of POTUS since 1960 * 50 stars

POTUS-36 *

Ambition, Communication, Domination, Contracts

briefly worked as elementary and high-school teacher; as a politician, specialized in civil protections and educational issues

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Only four people, including LBJ, have served in all four top elected USA federal offices: Congress-Representative, Senator, Vice President, and President



1963-1968 * POTUS-36

1960-1963 VPOTUS under POTUS-35 John F. Kennedy

1949-1961 * USA Senator from Texas

1937-1948 USA Congressman from Texas = 5.5 terms = 6 elections

Lyndon Baines Johnson

Earthbody-Entry Thursday-27-Aug-1908

Earthbody-Exit 22-Jan-1973 (age 64)


White House painting of Claudia "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson, 1965

1963-1968 * POTUS-36-partner

radio-television executive

Claudia "Ladybird" Johnson

Earthbody-Entry Sunday 22-Dec-1912

Earthbody-Exit 11-July-2007 (age 94)


POTUS-36 =22-Nov-1963 until 20-Jan-1969 * Lyndon Baines Johnson * 1908-1973

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."


Lyndon Johnson and LadyBird Johnson in the Whitehouse, 1965

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar



Zukra Mahadasha * age birth until age 8.7

27-Aug-1908 Earth-birth in Johnson City, Texas, USA * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 5-politics

Surya Mahadasha * age 8.7 until age 14.7

Janma Sade-Sati Simha-10 = Sep-1918 until Nov-1920

Chandra Mahadasha * age 14.7 until age 24.7

Mangala Mahadasha * age 24.7 until age 31.7

17-Nov-1934 = exchange of vows in marriage-1 with POTUS-pair-36 Wildflowers 1912-2007 Ladybird Johnson * Mangala-Rahu bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu-Makara-Karkata * contact swamsha

Oct-1937 Earthbody-Exit of his father (Lyndon's age 29) * Mangala Budha bhukti * Budha rules 2nd-from-Surya

Nov-1937 elected to USA House of Representatives * Mangala Budha bhukti * Budha gives effect of Guru-5-elections

Rahu Mahadasha * age 31.7 until age 49.7

19-Mar-1944 celebrated the birth of first live child, ten years after the marriage ceremony. Daughter Linda * Rahu-Guru bhukti

02-July-1955 = massive heart attack * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-8 + Zukra-yuti-Rahu catastrophic change. Samchara Rahu-Ketu via Dhanuzya-Mithunaya crossing R-K in D-1 and D-9

1958 fleshdeath of his mother (Lyndon's age 49) * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 12th-from-Chandra

Guru Mahadasha * aage 49.7 until decease age 64

22-Nov-1963 (age 53) * assassination of POTUS-35 John F. Kennedy * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 8-sudden identity change

03-Nov-1964 elected POTUS-36 * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 11-goals

22-Jan-1973 decease via cardiac arrest (LBJ age 64) * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha * Rahu gives effect of yuvatipathi-7 Zukra.

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Simha * Khaga * Khagaya * air-moving
  • 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, radiant reputation * sparkling center of the leadership drama
  • Surya-yuti-Chandra * confidently sensitive, bright comforter, entitled to parent, radiantly rhythmic, creatively intelligent mother, emotional father-figure, politically and culturally aligned parents
  • Surya-yuti-Kuja * confidently progressive, bright warrior, creatively intelligent brother-figures, self-reflexive political pursuits, champion of brilliant ideals, competitive father, entitled to conquer and win, radiantly pioneering
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * speaks and gestures in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama and games * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals, power-politics, poetic love, and romance , creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive
  • Surya-yuti-Guru * confidently expansive, bright self-referential teachers, creatively intelligent approach to doctrine, entitled to philosophize, radiantly generous


Surya karmesha rules-10 and Surya combines forces with Chandra, Kuja, Budha, and Guru

Lyndon Johnson graduated from teacher's college. For one year before entering politics he taught in an impoverished rural school.

Except for that single year working as a schoolteacher, Johnson served society as an elected politician for his entire working life.

Never appointed, always elected. Simha campaigns and celebrity.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Simha * comforted by rhythmic creative display
  • Chandra in Purvaphalguni * comforted by sparkling luxury * protectors of musical entertainments, radiant style, brilliant beauty
  • Chandra in classroom-10 * comfort in orderly ranks * socially recognized for emotional qualities * parental style of leadership * familiar with strict protocol * accustomed to regulations * soothed by systems * acculturated to executive routines * settled into the rhythm of iconic roles * needs to feel the repeating pulse of visibility * calmed by hierarchical steps + sequences * anchored into roles of recognition + respect; * undulating lawfulness
  • Somana-yuti-Surya * Emotionally entitled, sensitive to charismatic figures, sentimentally attached to the father, needs sparkling centrality, comforted by confidence, undulating intelligence, soothed by attention and applause, feels like a king
  • Somana-yuti-Kuja * Emotionally competitive, sensitive to brotherly figures, needs direct forward movement, invigorates the undulating routine, soothed by pioneering innovation, feels like a champion
  • Somana-yuti-Budha * Emotionally communicative, sensitive to sibling figures, sheltered by workmates and cohort, needs to evangelize, soothed by conversation, feels like a messenger
  • Somana-yuti-Guru * Emotionally effusive * needs to expand * sensitive to guidance figures * sheltered by doctrine * comforted by the rhythms of customary worship * protected by religious ritual * nourished by inclusive, charitable beliefs * soothed by fertility and generosity * provides inspirational parenting * feels like a teacher-preacher

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka


  • Mangala-Singha * vigorous pursuit of fame * creatively moving political theatre * proactive drama * push toward celebrity entitlement * champion of pageantry * military parades * brilliantly energized celebrations *push toward parties and games * sexually active romance * flamboyant gambling
  • Mangala in bhava-10 * dig-bala * drive toward high position * pursuit of social authority * fights for rank and status * invasive regulation * hierarchical dynamics * energized governing conquests * champion of leadership elites
  • Kuja-yuti-Surya * invigorated creativity,, energized confidence, dynamic genius, masculine force joins willful charm, potential for aggressive political or dramatic actions , potential for aggressive political or dramatic actions
  • Kuja-yuti-Chandra * invigorated feelings * energized intuition * dynamic nurturance * masculine force joins parental care * potential for aggressive emotionalized actions
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * communicative competitions, energized communication, dynamic reporting, outgoing force joins messaging signal, potential for aggressive gestures, speech, and writing
  • 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

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Simha * political communications * articulation of unique creativity * delivers announcements about celebration * manufacturers bright displays * explains celebrity entitlements * delivers messages about romance * declares poetic adoration * delights in glittering phrases * manages entertainments * details the procedure for theatrical amusements * speaks with royal flamboyance * talks about gambling * plays  intelligent games * hands-arms-shoulders send dramatic gestures
  • Budha in bhava-10 * narrative of leadership, responsibility, maintenance of the social order * explainer of governance, describer of decision-making, delivers instructions about the lawful procedures, talks about social authority, hierarchy, promotion, rank, class, status, respect, dignity, position
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction instruction * articulation of radiant authority * message of willpower and charisma * confidently talkative father
  • Budha-yuti-Chandra * explainer of feelings * affinity for caretaking, parental roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction  *  articulation of comfortable routines, message of sensitivity and emotional flow, intuitively talkative mother
  • Budha-yuti-Mangala * explainer of competitive energies, articulation of forward action, message of innovation and forward movement, outspoken, fraternal conversations, aggressive communications, talkative brother-figures, outspoken
  • Budha-yuti-Guru * explainer of doctrinal belief * affinity for preaching, professorial, theory-developing roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction  *  articulation of charitable generosity, message of optimism and expansion, talkative teacher

22-Nov-1963 (age LBJ 53) * assassination of POTUS-35 John F. Kennedy * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 8-sudden change of identity ** Budha-uttama-10th navamsha = planning

Johnson immediately assumes the highest office (10) of presidency, and order is resumed with little chaos or shock, as if those who would be empowered by Kennedy's death were well prepared. Johnson is suspected but never exposed (Rahu-masked-in-8) as a knowledgeable participant in the conspiracy to murder Kennedy.

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-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-Chandra matri-karaka * multiple mother-figures, much expansion of folkways, much humanistic cultural philosophy, large sheltering settlements
  • Guru-yuti-Mangala bhratri-karaka * multiple brother-figures, expansive conquests, much humanistic progressive-invasive philosophy, large-scale competitions, vigorous champion of doctrine and belief
  • Guru-yuti-Budha yukta-karaka * multiple sibling-teammate figures, abundant conversational messaging, believes in detailed communications, many announcements, wide scope of evangelism, much humanistic philosophy, broad viewpoint in discussions

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Mithunaya * appreciation of detailed, communications, aesthetic of handiwork, pleasures of detailed explanations, articulated messaging arrangements
  • Zukra-8 * pleasure of occult secrets, enjoys rejuvenating relationships, balanced healing arts, aesthetic of secrecy, camouflaged arrangements, hidden equity, feminine-figures initiate and transform, pleasant in-laws, appreciation of identity change
  • Zukra-yuti-Rahu * sweetened adventure, gracious ambition, appreciation for exciting opportunism, masked negotiations, over-reaching agreements, exceptional beauty, enjoys cultural mixing  * arrangements support diplomatic equity balanced with exhilarating risk

Values and Equality * Zukra

Educated at the plebian State Teachers College, he remained committed to expansion of educational opportunity throughout his political career . He switched from conservative segregationist platform to become a legendary supporter of civil rights .

Hidden relationships

atmakaraka conversation-loving, luxury-loving Mithunaya Zukra is much amplified by oily, smoky Rahu. Johnson loved to socialize in the various Dallas and Austin private clubs, where he met his friends and lovers. Rahu in Karakamsha Mithuna-8 would much increase material fortunes on the basis of hidden informational, conversational, and sexual relationships (Mithunaya coupling).

LBJ's friends were mainly in the publishing, advertising, and communications businesses including public relations and campaign management. These are by nature, people who like to talk. Jack Ruby * Rubenstein , who shot the man accused of shooting Kennedy (LH Oswald) was an operator of clubs favored by Johnson. His friendships (Vriddhipathi-11 Budha is also randhresha-8 ) were often unseen but were nonetheless exciting and filled with intrigue.

ruler-of-12 Zukra in occupation of Randhra Bhava produces a protective Viparita Raja Yoga = Vimala Yoga . Johnson was implicated in many crimes and indiscretions - much of it happening in hotel rooms (12) -- but he was never caught or formally accused.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Meena * heavy old dreams, tightly regulated imagination, obliged to conform to the will of the cetaceans, vital energy compression stress zone = feet, strictly imposed conditions of sanctuary, must endure lowest-common-denominator proletarian prayer, slow elder diviners, limited access to ancient ancestor guides, must materialize the vision, must sustain the effort of connecting the material senses with the astral vision despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-5 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious children. One must create drama with scarce confidence; cautious of politics, conventional intelligence; heavy weight of children; resistance to genius, tense performance, creative fatigue, chronic pressure on the heart + spine ; heavy resistance to individual authenticity. Resistance to new fashions and romance. Resentment toward changes in games and amusements. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as gambling regulator, scholar, constrained speculator, royally, celebrity figure.

Shani in 8th-from-Chandra

series of heart attacks. Third one was fatal. Shani-5.

Ketu in 5th-from-Chandra takes drishti of Shani.

Typical of Shani-5, Johnson had cardiac issues not only physical but also psycho-emotional. Shani rules 6th-from Simha therefore Shani occupies the awkward shad-ashtaka 6/8 angle from Surya, 6/8 from Chandra, 6/8 from Mangala, 6/8 from Guru and 6/8 from Budha. The heart is where he stored conflict and resistance "stop" energy. When the stop materialized at the physical level the amount of conflict-and-resistance involved was colossal. Recovery was long and painful; However, he would live for another Rahu-cycle of 18 years, until Rahu created the fatal heart-attack when Rahu returned to Dhanushya in Jan-1973.

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

  • Mrigasirasa competitive communications * Rahu-Mithunaya * * craving for conversation * mask of  messaging * extraordinary explanations * ambitious administration * preposterous propaganda * fascinating  evangelism * marvelous advertising and photographs * unusual ensembles * exciting cohort * mesmerizing  instructions * over-reaching management * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of information delivery, scripts, documentation, business planning, commercial transactions, communicator-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-8 * passion for secrets * in swabhava of Competitive Kuja, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual secrets, recycling, rebirth, reinvention; rejuvenation. The Chandala in 8 desires a special, important, therapeutic role in transformative, hidden knowledge, confidential, revolutionary, catastrophic role. May be the secretary (secret-keeper) of a powerful individual or group. Opportunistic in-laws, inheritance, alimonies. Exciting, ambitious family of the lifepartner (in-laws). Rahu-8 trespasses the cultural boundaries of undisclosed assets, dangerous secrets, emergency situations. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a tantric initiator, disaster manager, keeper of dangerous secrets, identity-changing healer, or holder of secret empowerments.
  • Rahu-yuti-Zukra * amplified attractions, magnified beauty. exotic art-music, tricky partners, opportunistic feminine-figures, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of luxuriously lovely pleasures, hypnotic arrangements, gracious balance of cross-cultural mixing

1940 onset Rahu mahadasha * Zukra-yuti-Rahu -8; Zukra yuvatipathi -7 10th-from-10th = hidden money, hidden partnerships, hidden deals

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka Ketu in 5th-from-Chandra (emotional heart)

  • Ketu-Dhanuzya (Mula) * dissociates from sacred convictions, incomplete doctrine, empty beliefs, dissolute worldview, not limited by philosophy, disarrayed theory, ignores restriction on paradigms of belief, applies broad inclusivity to the misty abyss, dissolute worldview
  • Ketu in classroom-2 * disperses family-knowledge-treasury collections, absent from lineage history, irrelevance of the mouth, the foods, and the stored goods; disregards conventional boundaries of speech-language


POTUS-36 partner 1963-1968 * Mrs. Claudia Alta Taylor "Ladybird" Johnson * 1912-2007

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

Krittika * Pleyades

BPL commentary

For Krittika gentlewomen, the condition of radiant, romantic, intelligent, creative, idealistic, central, confident, gaming, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya may considerably affect the outcome.

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 the Pleyades.

Agneya-born ladies are often found in politics, in gambling and speculation, or in creative finance.. Their purpose is confidence-raising and light-bringing.Natural dramatists, Riksya-born are brightly idealistic and self-directed seekers of attention.

Mesha pada 1 represents Surya's empowerment in romance and celebrity entitlements. In the rashi of champion Mangala, sparkling Surya asserts radiant genius. Typically pada 1 are dramatists, politicians, royalty, celebrity, creative artists, and unique charismatic figures. Feminine births in pada-1 are often distinguished by an athletic figure and personal independence

Vrishabha-pada-2-3-4 express the tension between two-party bargainer Zukra versus one-party autocratic singular Surya. Often the intelligence of pada 2-3-4 is focused into the Values-fulfilling sectors of uniquely central, creative roles as independent evaluators within the artistic and financial worlds, in the music industry, dealing with wines and perfumes, and all aspects of beauty.

Themes of valuation, individual intelligence, creativity, and confidence may contextualize Krittika's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Krittika

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 91

"... a thin and quite tall woman.

One with a weak constitution and rather given to chronic ailments:

  • particularly coughs, colds and asthma.

A tendency to be morbid and depressed

  • and yet easily excited

  • as the result of a very nervous temperament .

She will no doubt live by herself away from her family,

  • as she prefers to indulge her own whims and wishes

  • and will brook no interference with her desires.

She has a very jealous disposition

and is difficult to please."

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar

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Chandra Mahadasha * age birth until age 2.2

22-Dec-1912 Earth-birth in Karnack, Texas, USA * Chandra-Ketu bhukti

Mangala Mahadasha * age 2.2 until 9.2

04-Sept-1918 decease of mother Minnie Lee Pattillo * Mangala-Budha bhukti * matrimaraka Budha rules 2nd-from-Chandra * gochara Shani via navamsha Karkata-Chandra

Rahu Mahadasha * age 9.2 until 27.2

May-1928 high school diploma * Rahu-Shani bhukti

1933 B.A. history * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra lagnesha

1934 B.A. journalism* Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra lagnesha

17-Nov-1934 marriage to POTUS-36 Great Society 1908-1973 Lyndon Baines Johnson * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu-Makara-Karkata contact navamsha-Chandra-Karkata

Guru Mahadasha * age 27.2 until age 43.2

19-Mar-1944 first live child born ten years after the marriage ceremony. Daughter Linda * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 9th-from-Chandra

Shani Mahadasha * age 43.2 until age 62.2

22-Oct-1960 decease of father Thomas Jefferson Taylor * Shani-Budha bhukti * pitrimaraka Budha rules 7th-from-Surya

22-Nov-1963 (age 53) * assassination of POTUS-35 John F. Kennedy * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 6-crimes

03-Nov-1964 POTUS-36 Great Society 1908-1973 Lyndon Baines Johnson elected POTUS-36 * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra lagnesha

22-Jan-1973 decease if husband POTUS-36 Great Society 1908-1973 Lyndon Baines Johnson via cardiac arrest (Claudia's age 60) * Shani-Guru chidradasha * Guru rules 8-widowhood

Budha Mahadasha * age 62.2 until age 79.2

Ketu Mahadasha * age 79.2 until age 86.2

Zukra Mahadasha * age 86.2 until decease age 94

11-July-2007 decease (age 94) * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

Distinctive Features of the Navitiy

= Rahu-Ketu * Ketu-Rahu

however, she was able to spend the final 34 years of her life in contemplative widowhood and luxurious wealth.


Ladybird Johnson age 22, in 1934 Alabama

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Dhanuzya (Mula)* Aditya * the unsplit, undivided
  • Surya in bhava-8 (Mula) * center of emergence, brightly transformative, focus on discovery, eye on occulted mysteries
  • Surya-yuti-Guru * confidently expansive, bright self-referential teachers, creatively intelligent approach to doctrine, entitled to philosophize, radiantly generous


Surya-yuti-Guru in Mula nakshatra

Dad = a largely hidden figure. Following the premature death of her mother at Ladybird's age four, dad was rarely at home. His business and romantic interests caused his frequent and extended absence, while Ladybird herself often sojourned for extended months with relatives in Alabama.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

* mulatrikona

  • Chandra-Vrishabha * uttama * moolatrikona * comforted by rhythmic historical tonal values
  • Chandra in Rohini * mulatrikona * comforted by lavish appreciation * protectors of luxurious domiciles, beautiful caretaking, rhythmic arrangements, sensitive security
  • 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
  • Somana-yuti-Shani * nishturabashi yoga * Emotionally constricted * pressured by punitive authority figures * sensitive to class boundaries * soothed by structure * needs rigid routines * heavy maternal workload * comfortable with elders * familiar with strict hierarchies * mother emotionally limited * needs rules * feels like a worker


MARRIAGE emotional support partnership


The personal-professional match: Ladybird Johnson's Chandra-yuti-Shani Vrishabha matches Lyndon's bhava-7 while her Kuja-yuti-Budha-7 matches his Vrischika lagna. His Simha-Chandra matches her navamsha 1-7.

From a financially privileged, conservative Texas family, Claudia Taylor was a business genius who financed her husband's political career while he fostered legislation to protect their radio-TV license monopoly. Before marriage. Their partnership generated luxury assets via questionable practices while remarkably always avoiding scandal.

Although her Rohini Chandra needed adoring attention from her husband, she often had to accept negative attention such as criticism and complaint

Environmentalism * Chandra

Chandra rules local environment and transportation infrastructure. Her program for nationwide highway beautification and natural habitat restoration attracted voluntary participation by thousands of citizens in ongoing roadway clean-ups. Chandra rules 3-billboards, signage, advertising.

Chandra-1 is deeply identified (1) with the locality, its rhythms, habits, folkways, and manners. Claudia T. Johnson was well-loved in her native Texas and, as a daughter of Alabama, throughout the American South. As a political asset in the contest for southern votes, her gracious Southern manners and regionally recognizable personality were valuable elements in Lyndon's Johnson's political toolkit.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Ruchaka Yoga

  • Mangala-Vrizchika (Jyestha) * Swakshetra * vigorous pursuit of secrets * proactive exploration * push toward discovery * champion of emergency action * champion of emergency action
  • Mangala in bhava-7 * drive toward bargaining, pursuit of agreement, invasive negotiation, energized contractual conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha (Jyestha) * energized communication, dynamic reporting, outgoing force joins messaging signal

An attacking husband * Kuja-7 kuja dosha

His political Simha cluster in the foundational 4th-from-7th, surrounded by Chandra-Surya-Budha-Mangala. Her contribution to his career was the sin-qua-non. But his narcissism was advanced, and Lyndon (who had been belittled by his egoized father) was unable to acknowledge her foundational contributions to his career, and often belittled her in public.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Vrizchika (Jyestha)* hidden communications, articulation of transformative secrets, emergency pronouncements, messages about camouflaged, vigorous descriptive initiations, undisclosed mysteries, defined masking, expertly detailed disguise
  • Budha in bhava-7 * narrative of relationships, contracts, deals * discusses relationships, trusts, betrothal, contracts, describer of deal-making, delivers instructions for negotiation, explainer of arrangements, talks about fairness, justice, settlement of quarrels, marriage, alliances, partnership, equity, parity, balance. Excellent placement for mediator, negotiator, bargainer, attorney.
  • Budha-yuti-Mangala (Jyestha)* explainer of competitive energies, articulation of forward action, message of innovation and forward movement, outspoken, fraternal conversations, aggressive communications, talkative brother-figures, outspoken

Budha communications

Along with her Vrischika husband, Claudia Taylor (a.k.a. Ladybird Johnson) owned a chain of very valuable radio and television assets in the State of Texas and nearby. Her husband Lyndon Johnson was a powerful national-level politician representing Texas.

It was important to Mr. Johnson's political profile that he should appear to be a humble man from the rural districts, a former schoolteacher, and unconnected to luxurious wealth.

Therefore, the family's substantial business assets were covered (Vrischika) by trusts (7, trust, agreement) using Mrs. Johnson's maiden name. In those days, few women owned important businesses and certainly very few in the South. The covering trusts i(Vrischika-7) n her name were completely legal; they were simply never disclosed, No-one looked -- or if they looked, they were paid to un-look.

Most importantly, with their business assets hidden in plain sight, Senator Johnson could promote national legislation that favored their local monopoly on telecommunications.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

dhavakaraka = husband

ashta by 3 degreesproximity to Surya * Guru Mula

  • Guru-Dhanuzya * mulatrikona * much philosophy, broad worldview, doctrine of inclusive diversity, humanistic guidance, expands the scope of belief, multiple theories, many sacred teachings
  • Guru in bhava-8 * much secrecy, many confidences, numerous transformations, abundant initiation
  • Guru-yuti-Surya (Mula) pitri-karaka * multiple father-figures, abundant confidence, much radiance

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka lagnesha

  • Zukra-Makara-Draco * appreciation of social status, pleasures of structure, hierarchical arrangements
  • Zukra-9 * pleasure of philosophical doctrine, enjoys paradigmatic, global equity, appreciation of theory
  • Zukra-9 parivartamsha Shani-1

Raised with no particular doctrine, but embraced the wealthy, established and respectable (Shani) Episcopal congrefation as a young adult

17-Nov-1934 = exchange of vows in marriage-1 = Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra lagnesha * samchara Rahu-Ketu-Makara-Karkata contact navamsha-Chandra-Karkata

The marriage proposal was said to be sudden, impulsive and insistent. A now or never offer was extended to Ladybird early in the day. The legal contract and the church ceremony were completed by evening of the same day.

She married the son of a politician (5th-from-5th) and invested her substantial intelligence, assets, and empowerment (9) into promoting him to the highest echelons of political success

Lagnesha-9 naturally suited to university life, indoctrinating environments, professors

Claudia Taylor had earned a teaching certificate plus a plus a BA in history BA in journalism from Univ Texas Austin. She and Lyndon were both teachers as were both of Lyndon's parents. She was quite highly educated for a woman of her day and her southern social class, making her a tremendous asset for Lyndon.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka


  • Shani-Vrizabha * heavy old valuables * must endure the sounds of proletarian speech-and-song * obliged to conform to the official bankers * dry, antique genetic stock * required preservation of aging assets * must materialize orderly values conservation * slow elderly evaluators judge the worth of hoards * must endure pressure to store the precious inventories * must bear the weight of historic treasuries * vital energy compression stress zone = neck-jaw * strictly imposed rules governing warehoused collections * lack of necessary seeds and foodstuffs * must preserve lineage knowledge despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-1 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious personality. One must act under pressure, have to move but slowly, push forward against stiff limitations; cautious, conventional identity; tense competition, muscular fatigue,  chronic impeded movement, seizures and cramps. Heavy legacy pressure against free movement. Resistance to new ideas and direct action. Resentment toward constriction of physical appearance. Support for socially-approved dutiful roles, conventionalized identity, and conduct befitting an elder.
  • Shani-yuti-Chandra * nishturabhashi yoga * resistance to protectors * pragmatic routines * austere childhood home * limited creature-comforts * blocked nutrition * burden of guilt toward mother * emotional withholding * punitive parents * class-structured ethnicity * * uncomfortable discipline * oppressed sensitivities * dried flow * needs rules + regulations * frozen feelings * strict foundational schooling * proletarian culture
  • Zukra-9 parivartamsha Shani-1

Shani rules Kumbha swamsha = science, economics, marketplace linkages, , social networks, communities, connections

Shani Mahadasha 1956 until 1975 * age 43.2 until age 62.2

Lyndon Johnson was legally married only once. His life partner was Lady Bird Claudia Taylor who lived for 94 years, from 22-Dec-1912 until 11-July-2007.

Ladybird had a frenetic life while Lyndon was alive. She lived in the center of political power while simultaneously managing her own dynamic tele-communications businesses (Chandra-1 rules-3 and Budha drishti to 1).

Perhaps recalling the trauma of her mother's unexpected death when she was only four years old, Mrs. Johnson had a birds-eye-view of the grieving chaos of her nation after assassination of President Kennedy (in which she may have been complicit).

Her husband's handling of the Vietnam War and racially charged civil unrest also provoked national anger, and he left the incumbent presidency without trying to win the next election.

He was dead of a heart attack three years later. Finally her life settled into privacy and quiet. Also the Johnsons had become HNWI during his political career, so she retired exhausted but in plush comfort. Yogakaraka Shani.

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

  • Rahu-Meena * shimmering illusion of immersion * craving for symbolic guidance * mirage of imaginative wisdom * mesmerizing aura of concealing fog * mask of dreamlike Other Worlds * fascinating prayers *extraordinary ancestor guides * fabulous clairsentience * intriguing sleep-states * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of deep trance, private intuition * privilege obtained via interior guidance * finds opportunity in contemplative-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-11 * passion for prizes, achievements * in Roguish Rahu's swabhava co-ruled with Sober Shani ,* the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual social goals and economic attainments. Desires an important, linkage role in social participation and financial networks. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious friends. Craves profit and gain. Rahu-11 thrives in culturally-mixed commodity-exchange systems. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a friend, a voluntary linker, an economic achiever, a relative of the father's people. Rahu-11 trespasses the cultural boundaries of friendship and community. Boundary-breeching, risk-rewarding Rahu typically enjoys material success in marketplace profits, revenue, earnings due to His social-participation genius.

Rahu-11 and Rahu-10th-navamsha

Ladybird Johnson conducted a highly profitable business in radio-television communications during her husband's long political career. She became one of the wealthiest women in the USA.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Kanya * dissociates from accusatory complaints, incomplete service, empty disagreements, dissolute arguments, not limited by stigmatized status, ignores restriction on imbalance
  • Ketu in classroom-5 * ambivalent toward entitlements, may have eccentric children, disregards limitations on financial speculation, displays fragmented or esoteric intelligence, dissolves the glamour of center-stage roles, disperses the romantic adoration. One abandons the usual political behaviors, ignores the conventional creativity, plays an incoherent game.

Ketu-5 + combust Guru-8, nevertheless the putrapathi Budha takes drishti of Chandra and dharmapati Shani. After three miscarriages and much despair, in Budha bhukti he bore two healthy daughters.

However being her Ketu to his Rahu, she seemed to always be watching him. Ladybird told interviewers after Lyndon's death that she was so much fascinated with his passionate, ambitious personality that she accepted whatever he chose to do (Ketu).

Ladybird Johnson's nativity features Chandra-Vrishabha + Shani-nishturabhashi vs. Mangala-Vrizchika = a highly empowered variety of Chandra-Mangala yoga in bhava-1. This marriage partnership developed an extraordinary hoard of treasury .

Yet Johnson's biographers agree that he was systematically abusive toward his loyal wife. Ketu-7 accepts drishti of Shani, which can be a bit harsh. Yet one is loyal to the legal contract with Shani-7-navamsha. It was a materially profitable partnership but Lyndon Johnson died from heart-attack before he could enjoy the wealth. Ladybird on the other hand had uninterrupted comfort and luxury for 34 years.

Taboo Pleasures * Rahu-Zukra * ruler-of-12 bedroom

Johnson maintained several mistresses and produced"love children" (said to be at least two) However, he also disregarded these children (ketu-5-from-Chandra).Johnson_Lyndon_Squeeze_1961.jpg

yuvatipathi-7 Guru mixed with t the lords of 1, 2, 3, 6, 10, and 11 = many and boasted-about sexual (7) relationships.

"Bird"as he called her was one of many mates. Yet she was his business partner and his major funding source in the early days, as well as the public face of his family life.

Lyndon Johnson was known for conducting his numerous extramarital affairs quite publicly. His behavior included occasionally insulting Ladybird very rudely. More normally he indulged in making demeaning comments behind her back, and effectively excluded the educated and financially privileged Mrs. Johnson from most key career decisions during his long and ambitious career.

Social friends of the couple say they often felt sorry for Bird due to Lyndon's cavalier behavior toward her. Yet for her part, she claimed to love Lyndon and was sure that he loved her too despite his indiscretions on a large scale. (Her Ketu.) Her father had married three times and she was accustomed to many amours in the house.


Johnson and USA Civil Rights 1929-1968 Rev. Martin Luther King at a meeting of Civil Rights leaders in 1964 (Oval Office)


1924 Lyndon Johnson High School Senior Portrait

Prominent Features of the Nativity

remarkable plethora of graha accompanying Chandra, including

the lords of 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11 = Surya + Guru-yuti-Budha + Mangala.

lagnesha = Mangala in bhava-10 * dig-bala * urge to govern, regulate, decide

Rahu + Zukra * high-rolling luxury-loving, oily-gassy

An extraordinary (Rahu) negotiator (Zukra) in confidential (8) settings

Johnson worked with adversarial forces of the Civil Rights movement to craft a historically viable, equitable method of legislating (Shani) fair treatment for the marginalized classes.

Zukra rules dhanapathi-values-treasuries Purvaphalguni Chandra = wealth via dhanapati-2 in 3

Purvaphalguni Chandra = ruled by Zukra, treasures and pleasures Zukra-Mithunaya for communications media and Rahu-01 = oil

Commerce + Politics * Simha bhava-3

Ladybird was a highly capable businesswomen who built a fortune in the communications industry . She bought a small radio station and built up a cartel. It consisted primarily of radio and television but also war-related sonar and signaling systems.

Johnson had served as head of the naval reserve and saw active naval duty during the WW-2 ocean battles. He understood military communications. Due to his ongoing roles with NASA (communications and short-term travel, bhava-3) he understood space program budgets too. The Vietnam War buildup and NASA expansion offered prime opportunities to expand his commercial interests.

His intense concentration of graha in bhava-3 shows the mixing of politics-Simha-Leya and communications business via the lords of 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11 in sahaja-bhava.

During the 1960's Johnson's companies significantly controlled the radio-TV signal delivery network in Texas. Through companies held in trust under his wife's maiden name of which the public knew almost nothing, via commercially advantageous legislation passed by him and latterly via wartime contracts, Johnson became one of the richest men in the USA, although the extent of his wealth was known to only a few.

Character of Expedience * Rahu

vidyapathi-5 Zukra in lagna with amplifer Rahu. Johnson has been called a "pathological winner". He is said to have exhibited an intense need for power. He notoriously lied in college and outright stuffed ballot boxes to win US Senate election in the famous "box 13" elections fraud (chala-karaka Rahu-1)

A consummate dealmaker (Zukra-1; also Punarvasu-Mithuna portion) famed for forcing consensus in warring party factions, he was renowned for his domineering personality and the "Johnson treatment," his coercion of powerful politicians in order to advance legislation." (wikipedia).


rogesha-6 Mangala is deeply mixed-up with the lords of 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, and 11 in the intensely political bhava-3. Johnson is said to have had a violent temper. He was on the verge of being indicted by Congress in connection with multiple Texas money-murders at the time of the JFK assassination during his Rahu-Surya bhukti that hyper-charged Johnson's power-politics bhava-3.

Despite having become a multi-millionaire by his early forties, Johnson thought of himself as a poor man from a hard-scrabble background who had to be shrewd to win. He is said to have harbored a jealous hatred of the rich and privileged playboy JFK while nevertheless maintaining a surface professional working relationship (Zukra-1 harmonizer).

Although he won POTUS-36 election by the largest margin in history ( a nation desperate for continuity and stability in time of massive internal upheaval) his brilliant start ended in crushing defeat: left office in humiliation, as Vietnam War spun out of control in 1968. Involved as he was right from the beginning of his career with Texas oligarchy, Johnson is accused of dragging out the Vietnam War in part because of inextricable high-profit contracts with major Texas weapons manufacturers and oil interests.

Johnson is also implicated in the predominant conspiracy scheme to arrange multiple snipers for the execution of the president and subsequent silent coup d'état. However Mr. Johnson does not have the nativity of a murderer. It is more likely that via the complex web of his business interests (bhava-3) Johnson became instrumental (Rahu-1) to those who organized the killing.


27-August-1908 near Stonewall, Texas * no time of birth stated

~~ B.V. Raman , A Catechism of Astrology. p. 31

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