Commerce and Material Economy * Radio-Television
Seal of POTUS since 1960 * 50 stars
Ambition, Communication, Domination, Contracts
briefly worked as elementary and high-school teacher; as a politician, specialized in civil protections and educational issues
received counsel of close personal friend:
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
Earthbody-Exit 22-Jan-1973 (age 64)
White House painting of Claudia "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson, 1965
1963-1968 * POTUS-36-partner
Earthbody-Entry Sunday 22-Dec-1912
Earthbody-Exit 11-July-2007 (age 94)
POTUS-36 served 22-Nov-1963 until 20-Jan-1969 * Lyndon Baines Johnson * 1908-1973
birth data from
charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
Visaka * Radha
For Visaka births of a masculine valence, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Brihaspati may considerably affect the outcome. Masculine births under auspice of Puna, Visaka, or Purvabhadra may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of priestly teachers and guides.
For those born into the Guru-ruled paradigm of Radhika, teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, pontificators, patriarchs, pundits, pater-nosters, proponents of principled understanding, wise-ones, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.
Guided by patrons from the civilizations of Saka. Their purpose is facilitation of shocking insights by lightning-strike and expansive growth by root-splitting..
High forehead. Saptarishi-ruled births come equipped with a global perspective. The majority of Visaka nativities are higher dimensional Seva-wanderers who assume guidance roles.
Thula-Vanika pada 1-2-3 expresses Saptarishi's rulership of 3-Writing-commerce + 6-service ministry or victimhood. Pada 1-2-3 also evoke the tension between Zukra's one-to-one relationships versus Guru's one-to-many preachings. Pada 1-2-3 have a broad understanding of the explosive growth-power of extreme polarities. They are often found in advisor roles (Zukra) which engage overview, ideology, theory, or interpretive paradigm (Guru) . Masculine pada 1-2-3 are both famed and feared for their ability to expand conflict or worsen disease condition as a way to super-polarize the toxic situation en-route to an envisioned state of peace.
Pada 1-2-3 are easier for women who can utilize Zukra's balancing skills. For men, diplomatic constraints tend to frustrate their expansive growth patterns. Also, although the priestly teachers are seeking wisdom, for Thula-Visaka the guru-figures may also be impoverished, blaming, polluted, or sick (due to Guru rules 3-6).
Vrischika Pada-4 emphasizes Guru's rulership of 2-affluence, collections ++ 5-creativity, entitlement. Pada 4 enjoys the spirited compatibility between Guru's optimism + Kuja's kinetic movement. Pada-4 has a broad understanding of the ultimate power of transformative beliefs. Pada-4 are often found in teaching and healing work, especially with the sexual-reproductive energies. They also work with explosive-expansive forces such as dynamite and lightning.
Themes of shocking growth via beliefs, widening expansion via root-splitting, and fertilization via jolts of electromagnetic shakti may contextualize Visaka's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Visaka
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 97.
"... Aggressiveness and impatience.
These people are overbearing in their desire to get things done.
They are very active but not popular,
they are very proud
their anger makes enemies of people who might cooperate with them, if treated differently.
they will overcome their enemies through sheer force of character,
Tact and kindness are qualities which they should try to develop."
Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar
Zukra Mahadasha * age birth until 9.5
27-Aug-1908 Earth-birth in Johnson City, Texas, USA * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 5-politics
Surya Mahadasha * age 9.5 until 15.5
Janma Sade-Sati Simha Sep-1918 until Nov-1920
Chandra Mahadasha * age 15.5 until 25.5
Mangala Mahadasha * age 25.5 until 32.5
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 32.5 until 50.5
19-Mar-1944 first live child born ten years after the marriage ceremony. Daughter Linda * Rahu-Guru bhukti
1958 fleshdeath of his mother (Lyndon's age 49) * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 12th-from-Chandra
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 (age 64) * Guru-Rahu bhukti, chidra-dasha * Rahu gives effect of yuvatipathi-7 Zukra.
Distinctive Features of the
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.
22-Nov-1963 (age 53) * assassination of POTUS-35 John F. Kennedy * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 8-sudden change of identity
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.
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 .
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). His 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
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)
POTUS-36 partner 1963-1968 * Mrs. Claudia Alta Taylor "Ladybird" Johnson * 1912-2007
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Bird_Johnson * tentatively rectified by BP Lama
charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
Krittika * Pleyades
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:
A tendency to be morbid and depressed
She will no doubt live by herself away from her family,
She has a very jealous disposition
and is difficult to please."
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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
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
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-yuti-Guru in Mula nakshatra
Dad was a largely hidden figure. He rarely stayed at their Texas home following the premature death of her mother at Ladybird's age four. His business and romantic interests caused his frequent and extended absence, while Ladybird herself often sojourned for extended months with relatives in Alabama.
MARRIAGE emotional support partnership Marriage
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.
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.
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.
dhavakaraka = husband
ashta by 3 degreesproximity to Surya * Guru Mula
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 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-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-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).
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.
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.
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
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
Lyndon Johnson and LadyBird Johnson in the Whitehouse, 1965
~~ B.V. Raman , A Catechism of Astrology. p. 31
... Saravali ascribes the following results:...
When Saturn occupies Sagittarius or Pisces, and is aspected by Mars,
he will be attacked by severe gout, will be despised by people ,
will live in foreign countries, and will be miserly and poor .
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