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Dick and Pat Nixon in 1960



"I'm saying when the president does it, that means it's not illegal."

1968-1973 * POTUS-37

1952-1960 * VPOTUS under POTUS-34 Dwight D. Eisenhower

1947-1952 * US Congressman from California

attorney, dramatist, musician, college athlete

Richard Milhous Nixon

a.k.a. "Tricky Dick"

Earthbody-Entry Thursday-09-Jan-1913

Earthbody-Exit 22-Apr-1994 (age 81)


1968-1973 * POTUS-37-partner

educator, saleswoman, manager

Pat Nixon

a.k.a. Thelma Catherine Ryan

a.k.a. "Plastic Pat"

Earthbody-Entry Saturday-16-Mar-1912

Earthbody-Exit 22-June-1993 (age 81)

Nativity of Mrs. Pat Nixon


POTUS-37 from 1968 until 1973 (resigned, crook) * VPOTUS 1952-1960 * Richard Milhous Nixon * 1913-1994

birth data from* tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha


After serving as VPOTUS for eight years under POTUS-34 Interstate Highways 1890-1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon campaigned with vigorous ideological speeches in the old stumping, handshaking style.

Despite his Good Old Party credentials, Nixon lost the Nov-1960 election to a charming young senator who knew about charisma, television cosmetics and eye contact: POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy

Karmesha Mula-Mangala-6 drishti to Rahu-9 + drishti to Karkata lagna

"Richard Nixon often adopted a stance of confrontation rather than of conciliation and compromise. In his ambition to push (Kuja) his agenda, he sought to consolidate power within the presidency and took the attitude that the executive branch was exempt from many of the checks and balances imposed by the Constitution. This attitude would later turn on him during the Watergate scandal."

Mangala Mahadasha * age birth until age 5.4

09-Jan-1913 Earth-birth in Yorba Linda, California, USA * Mangala-Guru bhukti

Rahu Mahadasha * age 5.4 until age 23.4

07-Mar-1933 grieved the decease of elder brother via tuberculosis * Rahu-Surya bhukti

09-Jun-1934 earned BA diploma from Whittier College * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra lagnesha

Guru Mahadasha * age 23.4 until age 39.4

1937 JD earned from Duke Law School * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 9-doctrine

21-June-1940 marriage to POTUS-pair-37 Watergate 1912-1993 Pat Ryan Nixon * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules swamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Kanya-Meena contact radical R-K axis

Aug-1942 seeking advancement, Richard and Pat move to Washington DC, begins employment with the Office of Price Administration under POTUS-32 Fireside Chats 1882-1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt * Guru-Budha * Budha rules 3-administration

late 1942 dissatisfied with OPA, joins US-Navy in non-combat role as Aviation Ground Officer * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 12-distant lands

21-Feb-1946 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 5th-from-Chandra

Nov-1946 elected to US Congress after smearing his opponent as a Communist sympathizer * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-8 hidden forces rules 11-goals

1948-1950 leading figure in the Congressional trial accusing Alger Hiss of Communist treason. Nixon gains a polarizing national anti-Commie reputation; Hiss goes to prison. * Guru-Mangala * Mula-Mangala-6 = karmesha

Nov-1950 elected to USA Senate from California following a Communist innuendo smear-campaign against his opponent. Local newspaper dubs Nixon "Tricky Dick" * Guru-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-9 elections

Shani mahadasha * age 39.4 until age 58.4

23-Sep-1952 Checkers speech asking the public to confirm his character against accusations by his political enemies * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 5-politics + 6-accusations

04-Nov-1952 elected VPOTUS under POTUS-34 Interstate Highways 1890-1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani governance * Shani rules 7-partnerships

24-Sept-1955 * the massive heart-attack of POTUS-34 Interstate Highways 1890-1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower followed by a series of strokes and smaller cardiac infarctions. Despite VPOTUS being usually a nominal role, due to debilitated POTUS, Nixon of necessity assumes leadership in foreign policy * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha-6-Mula rules 3-reports, 12-distant lands.

04-Sept-1956 grieved decease of father * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha pitrimaraka rules 7th-from-Surya

summer-fall 1960 Nixon operatives ransack the offices of JFK's physicians, but JFK's files are under codename and the burglary fails * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-8 hidden operations rules 11-goals

08-Nov-1960 bitter defeat #1 lost POTUS-35 election to his bitter rival POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy by a very narrow margin * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-8 secret powers

08-Nov-1960 Transits = Rahu-gochara-Simha ++ Shani-gochara-Dhanuzya

moves family back to California

Tue-06-Nov-1962 bitter defeat #2 = lost election for Gov-California * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya-6 ++ Janma Sade-Sati

1963 moves his family again, from California to New York City. Resumes legal career. * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Chandra lagnesha in 7-legal practice

30-Sep-1967 grieved the decease of mother * Shani-Rahu bhukti

05-Nov-1968 elected POTUS-37 * Shani-Rahu bhukti

Budha Mahadasha * age 58.4 until age 75.4

02-May-1972 decease of protector-of-secrets J. Edgar Hoover * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha rules 2nd-from-11th = decease of friend

17-Jun-1972 Nixon authorized the Watergate Burglary of Democratic offices * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha rules 12-enclosures, paranoia

07-Nov-1972 re-elected POTUS-37 landslide victory * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha-Mula gives effects of Kuja-Mula karmesha

Oct 1973 Spiro Agnew VPOTUS convicted of felony bribery, burglary, and money-laundering * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha-6 criminal cohort, but Vimala Yoga protects Nixon

24-Jul-1974 Supreme Court rules that Nixon's 1200 secret tapes must be released * Budha-Ketu bhukti * Ketu unlock, release

09-August-1974 Resignation in order to avoid impending Impeachment. Nixon is discovered to owe half-million dollars in unpaid taxes, + to have participated in a felony burglary, + to have approved a thwarting of the Law. Viparita Raja yoga Vimala prevents his imprisonment, but Nixon is forever barred from holding public roles * Budha-Ketu bhukti * Ketu surrender

08-Sept-1974 Nixon (age 61) is pardoned by his close friend POTUS-38 Time to Heal Gerald R. Ford. Thus Nixon narrowly avoided (Vimala Stainless) a criminal conviction leading to federal prison * Budha-Ketu bhukti * Ketu dissolution, forgiveness of sins

1977 almost broke, Nixon agrees to be paid a large sum (USD 600K, substantial money at the time) in exchange for a series of interviews by British television journalist David Frost. However Nixon is widely disbelieved (Ketu-3 = incoherent image on television) His reputation is not rehabilitated * Budha-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 11-income, Zukra-8 secrets parivartamsha Shani-11 revenue + Zukra rules Ketu-3 incoherence

1978 published best-selling RN Memoires * Budha-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 2-stories

Ketu Mahadasha * age 75.4 until decease age 81

22-June-1993 grieved decease of wife POTUS-pair-37 Watergate 1912-1993 Pat Ryan Nixon * Ketu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 2nd-from-7 + Shani rules 12th-from-Zukra

22-Apr-1994 Lightbody Lift-off (age 81) and cremation * Ketu-Budha chidradasha * Budha provides effect of maraka Surya-rules-2


2017 In what would have been his 105th year, nearly 23 years after his death, Nixon's long-suspected, but never successfully exposed, career-long interdependent association with Mafia organized crime (6) was finally documented and published.

According to researchers, Nixon's role in hiring the snipers who performed the assassination of POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy may soon emerge * 2017 Surya-Guru bhukti * Guru-Mula-6 crime

Distinctive features of the Nativity


"Richard Nixon, age 15, holding his violin, circa 1927-1928. Richard Nixon learned to play the violin, clarinet, saxophone, piano, and the accordion. When he was 12, Richard was sent to live and study music with his mother's sister in central California. He returned home six months later and eventually discontinued his studies, but his love of music continued. " Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum

Too Much Mula-6

Nixon struggled to appear relaxed and comfortable in his own skin, but internally he was dogged by a lifelong narrative of intense jealousy and victimization.

Despite his Chandra-7 balancing intuition, Nixon was said by his work associates, even from earliest days, to have been socially maladjusted and awkward in public. The aggrieved cluster of Mula-in-6 contributed to his reputation for being sneaky and added to his tendency to seem disconnected (Ketu) and off-balance.

frustration, jealousy, and resentment against unfair bullies

POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon was known for his confrontational persistence in the face of obstacles that seemed to him to be intentionally blocking his progress toward the top of the mountain.

He expressed frustration, jealousy, and resentment that those with more treasure, more privilege, and better family connections seemed to have better results than himself . Budha-6 conversation about jealousy.

By tenacious persistence and eradicating certain enemies, Nixon did reach the top POTUS-37 But sadly at the onset of Budha-Budha swabhukti his shielding friend J. Edgar Hoover died, and Budha-6-Mula greatly expanded his paranoia. J. Edgar Hoover had been protecting everyone who was implicated in the Kennedy Assassination, including Nixon.

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Dhanuzya* Aditya * the unsplit, undivided * Purvazadha*
  • Surya in bhava-6 * center of service, brightly conflicted, focus on imbalance, eye on injustice * intelligence for helping ministries of social work, injury and disease, medical entitlements, broken contracts and litigation, accusation, divorce and disagreement, pollution and exploitation, poverty and crime, usury and debt, pharmacy and addiction, military and war
  • Surya-yuti-Kuja * confidently progressive, bright warrior, creatively intelligent brother-figures, entitled to conquer, radiantly pioneering
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive, articulate in drama and games, self-confident announcements, talks about politics , 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 occupies 10th navamsha

Surya-6 rules the emotionally volatile, identity-transforming 8th-from-Chandra

  • a plethora of graha in 6, including the disregard-for-consequences Mula-group = Kuja-Budha-Guru.
  • Professor Surya occupies musical Purvazadha


Nixon's public relation spinners promoted an image of his father as a simple green-grocer who provided fresh vegetables and other food supplies to the local neighborhood.

Surya's environment in Dhanuzya-6 shows that Dad's life was much more complex. It is possible, although not a matter of public record, that his father may have been involved in certain unsavory financial activities due to Surya in bhava-6 rules 2-finaance + Surya yuti 3 Mula-graha.

Chandra-7-lagnesha = Nixon was deeply attached to his protective mother. But in all of his political blustering, despite Surya + Mangala + Budha + Guru showing that his dad had a huge influence on him, adult Nixon had little to say about his male parent.

Angry dad

According to his biographers, young Richard Nixon was bullied by a deeply conflicted father. Dad did a doctrinal conversion into Quaker faith when he married Nixon's Quaker mother. But Rahu in bhava-9 suggests that dad (like his son) used the Quaker credenda expediently. Dad showed both anger and distancing to intimidate his son. Nixon later gained a reputation as a confrontational personality who assumed that others were trying to hurt him.


Nixon played several musical instruments proficiently. He had a surprisingly strong interest in musical theatre, due to Zukra-ruled Purvazadha Surya but also due to his Shani parivartamsha Zukra. Purvaphalguni-Chandra in Simha-navamsha is also a performer. Richard and Pat met in a musical theatre production, where she saw his "fun side".

Four humanistic, globalist, philosophical graha in Dhanunzya-6 = Surya + Budha + Kuja + Guru

The Dhanuzya complex is dominated by Ketu-ruled-Mula, and Ketu-3 indicates mental health. However, Mula-Kuja is a strong karmesha and Mula-Guru is a brilliant political humanist.

Paranoid behavior began to emerge at onset of Mula-Budha Mahadasha. POTUS Nixon confused the observing world by committing a documented series of paranoia-driven felony crimes at the highest level of public trust.

At the same time, he was vigorously promoting advanced global diplomacy that melted decades of non-cooperation with eastern governments and effectively opened USA markets to the China Trade.

Grievance narrative (6)

Nixon recounted a childhood that was plagued by overwork and unfair competition from others who had more privilege, more resources, and better life foundations.

As an adult, POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon defined himself as a rough West-Coast outsider who was barred from the easy path to political ascension enjoyed by the "white-shoe" East-Coast establishment. Yet he held a law degree from Duke, a prestige East-coast institution, and he practiced with New York City elite attorneys. Typical of Mula, Nixon reported an interpretive Ketu-disconnect between the reality and the story.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka


  • Chandra-Makara-Draco * comforted by rhythmic hierarchical ordering
  • Chandra in Dhaniztha-Vasu * comforted by forceful climbing * protectors of structured warfare, lawful conquest, orderly takeover, systematic dominance
  • Chandra in classroom-7 * comfort in arrangements; familiar with bargaining, soothed by equity, needs to feel the rhythm of deal-making routine partnership, balanced contracts; undulating agreements

Comfort-seeking Chandra-7 rules radical Karkata lagna

Karkata kalpasthana intakes drishti from Rahu + Shani + Mangala + Chandra

A complex personality capable of

  • responsible leadership (Shani),
  • patriotism and self-pity (Chandra)
  • blustering exaggeration to the point of dishonesty (Rahu the Over-reacher)
  • conflict-driven aggressions to the point of crime (Kuja unbalanced in 6).

intensely jealous * fiercely ambitious * dedicated to Mother * musically gifted * loyal in marriage

7 = negotiations, contracts, diplomacy, agreement, balance of mutual interests.

Lagnesha Chandra-7 = lawyer = identified with 7-ish public roles such as negotiator, diplomat, go-between, contract manager, public governance official.


Nixon's mother was profoundly dedicated to the nursing care of two of her fatally sick sons. Shani in 5th-from-Chandra shows the mother's dutiful efforts toward her children. Yet even though she abandoned him for several years of his childhood while focusing upon an ill sibling (who died) he never stopped praising his sainted mother .

Typical of Chandra-7, Nixon remained deeply attached to his mother throughout his life.

  • Nixon sanctified his mother's life to the point of hagiography, using anecdotes about her maternal virtues in most of his political speeches, presumably as a form of self-validation. Chandra lagnesha

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership expectations * 7th-from-Chandra-7

7th-from-Chandra-7is usually a predominantly caretaking marriage, wherein the emotional focus of the union is the native's own personality, physique, and social identity.

The mate is often a do-it-all person who undertakes the native's well-being as a lifetime project.

  • Dick Nixon famously met his life partner POTUS-pair-37 Watergate 1912-1993 Pat Ryan Nixon during a community theatre production. According to the story, Pat sang the audition role = her vidyapathi-Guru-1 ++ Chandra-yuti-Zukra.
  • Richard was immediately smitten by her confidence (Her Surya-5 takes drishti incoming from Guru-1). Pat was a capable, confident woman. 4
  • Unlike Richard, she was not shy. She had already performed credible roles as teacher, farmhand, retail clerk, and housemother for her own father and brothers.
  • The future Mrs. Nixon however was more cautious about the slightly obsessive attorney Dick, and she continued to date other men until his political career began to look like an opportunity that she could share.

Chandra rules 7th-from-Chandra signifying the importance of marriage as a foundation of the identity. Published after his death, Richard Nixon's love letters to Pat show that he was deeply needy and emotionally attached to his wife.

Typical of Karkata nativities who often prefer an elder spouse, Pat was born in 1912 while Richard was born in 1913.

Caretaking spouse

POTUS-pair-37 Watergate 1912-1993 Pat Ryan Nixon and her siblings were required by her parents to be farm workers throughout their childhoods. As her parents became ill,. Pat took care of everyone including nursing her dying mom. After her mom died her age 13, Pat cared for her surviving dad and brothers. When her dad died, her age 17, she started working in secretarial roles where she took care of the business.

Wife-seeking Richard Nixon detected her caretaker powers. He needed a woman who was sheltering, nourishing, and protective, but also organized and businesslike with secret-keeping capability = Zukra-Kumbha-8 parivartamsha fundraising, obligatory networking-Shani-11.

He knew that Pat had the right stuff. When Nixon the suitor found Pat, he persisted until she accepted his offer of marriage.

As the story goes, young adult Pat insisted on her right to date other men. But Dick would not release (Azlesa) his claim upon her attentions. In order to remain in her life, deeply needy Nixon would drive her to meetings with other men.

May observers of their quizzical marriage opined that Pat Nixon counterbalanced Richard Nixon's aggrieved and accusing self-pity with her steady, maternal presence. Overall her identity was reflexively identified with her husband (Her lagensha Budha-7), and their Karkata-Meena emotional affinity gave comfort to both.

The Nixons shared a two-person career. She was his primary counselor above all others. Commentators have remarked that in the early decades of their marriage, Richard listened carefully to Pat's advice (Chandra-7 advisors). Until they arrived at what seemed to be the pinnacle of their joint career -- the POTUS years beginning in Mula-Budha-swabhukti -- Pat worked diligently to support and protect (Chandra) her husband, travelling constantly with Richard during campaign season. She is said to have felt that he was vulnerable to negative influences, and she stationed herself as a bodyguard against people who did not like him (of whom there were many).

Chandra-Makara-Draco -7 Socially conservative, culturally comforting Public Image of the Lifepartner

Modest, Maternal Wife

For decades Plastic Pat Nixon exemplified the modest but stylish mid-century fashions that came to be known as California Republican. Although she had earned a college diploma and boasted a work history in business and retail sales, Pat's identity on the campaign trail was 100% dedicated, always-nourishing, Republican wife-and-mother. Chandra-7 + Shani yuvatipathi.


POTUS-37 partner = 1968 until 1974 * Mrs. Pat Nixon * 1912-1993

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Pushya * Sidhya

BPL commentary

For Pushyami births of a feminine valence, the influence of rigid, chronological, lawful, enduring strictly structural sober serious systematic Shani can considerably affect the outcome.

Elder persons, old rules, rigid structures, age and time, resistance to change, status hierarchies, social class barriers, large organizations, public opinion, bureaucracies, regulatory requirements, legal systems, and corporate or institutional officials may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided from the civilizations of Asellus. Their purpose is the lawful, hierarchically ordered maintenance of the customary folk habits in the place of settlement.

Laws and Customs

All four pada of Tisya occur within Chandra-ruled Karkata rashi. Births into pada 1-2-3-4 uniformly express the the tension between emotionally protective soothing Somana versus lawfully ordering Shani.

Both deeply caring and socially regulatory, Vukrita ladies are often found at the director level of hierarchical organizations that are dedicated to family, parent, and citizen welfare.

Deeply patriotic and protectionist by nature, they have a gift for combining a secure family life with larger social responsibilities. Sidhya feminine figures are influential in the material world, respected for their orderly yet sensitive conduct, and particularly dedicated to the safety of women and children.

Themes of parental duty, civic responsibility, patriotism, dignity of the family, and foundational legal protections may contextualize Pushya's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Pushyami.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 93

"Distinctly the club-woman type is found here.

She is well-read, cultured and active in all community and social affairs.

In her home she entertains and is fond of indoor games, bridge parties and social gatherings

  • at which she is a charming and capable hostess.

  • She will have her own money

  • or her husband will be generous in his allowances to her

and she will spend much of it on church and club activities

  • and with charitable organizations.

If she cares to adopt some public career,

  • she will become very well known ."


Thelma Catherine Ryan in 1929, her senior high school portrait (age 17)

Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha

born 5 months before

born 9 months before


Mrs. Pat Nixon in 1942 (age 30), taken in San Francisco while her husband was on Navy deployment

Rahu Mahadasha * age birth until age 10.8

16-March-1912 Earth-birth in Ely, Nevada, USA * Rahu-Shani bhukti

Guru Mahadasha * age 10.8 until age 26.8

18-Jan-1926 grieved the decease of mother Katherine Halberstadt (Pat's age 13) * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 2nd-from-4th * Shani rules 12th-from-Chandra

1929 grieved decease of father (Pat's age 17) * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 7th-from-Surya

1935-1936 worked as a high-school skills teacher.* Guru-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 3-skills training

Nixon_DickPat_195x.jpgShani Mahadasha age 26.8 until age 45.8

21-June-1940 marriage (her age 28) to POTUS-37 Watergate Richard Nixon * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules Makara swamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Kanya-Meena contact Kanya-lagna

21-Feb-1946 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 9

Budha Mahadasha * age 45.8 until age 62.8

08-Nov-1960 bitter defeat #1, POTUS-37 Watergate Richard Nixon lost election for POTUS-35 * Budha-Ketu bhukti

Nov-1962 bitter defeat #2, POTUS-37 Watergate Richard Nixon lost election for Gov-California * Budha-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 9 = 12th-from-10th = loss of executive position

Nov-1968 husband R. Nixon elected POTUS-37 * Budha Rahu peruid * nichha Shani-yuti-Rahu Mesha * Rahu-8 undisclosed power

07-Nov-1972 R. Nixon re-elected POTUS-37 in a landslide victory *Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani rules 5-elections

Watergate Scandal begins to unfold **Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani rules 6-crime, disagreement

09-Aug-1974 husband R. Nixon resignation pending Impeachment. * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani rules 6-crime, disagreement

Ketu Mahadasha * age 62.8 until age 69.8

1976 brain hemorrhage stroke * Ketu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules Ketu-2, disconnection

Zukra Mahadasha * age 69.8 until decease age 81

1983 another incapacitating stress stroke * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti

1992 diagnosed terminal lung cancer (after a lifetime of chain smoking cigarettes) * Zukra-Rahu bhukti * nichha Shani-yuti-Rahu * Rahu-8 conditions of death

22-June-1993 (age 81) Lightbody Lift-off * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru maraka rules-7

Distinctive features of the nativity


Pat Nixon campaigning for her husband in the early 1970's

Surya * pitrikaraka * Jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Meena * Bhaskara * the illuminator
  • Surya in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * center of sacred teachings, intelligence for patronage, brightly preaching, focus on beliefs, philosophical entitlements, self-righteous father, eye on worldview, confident ideologue, * sparkling center of the doctrinal drama
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive, articulate in drama and games, self-confident announcements, talks about politics


Dad was involved in mining, farming, and various other ventures. Surya in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto = typically a self-reflexive father-figure.

Ketu in classroom-4 suggests that Pat had a somewhat loose attachment to her parents and an itinerant childhood. Her father struggled in business, numerous failed mining ventures, dangerous work, numerous accidents, and sickness. Nevertheless she spoke well of her dad's quest for opportunity. Surya in bhava-9


Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Kumbha * comforted by rhythmic pulsing network linkage
  • Chandra in Shata-taraka * comforted by mixed networks * protectors of universal mingling, risky marketplaces, expedient social connections
  • Chandra in classroom-6 * comforted by service ministry, familiar with animosity, accusation, litigation, needs to feel the repeating pulse of domestic and interpersonal conflict; emotionally attuned to be helpful, settled into the rhythm of problematics and remedies, soothed by medication, routine ailments, undulating disagreements
  • Somana-yuti-Zukra * Emotionally indulgent, sensitive to sisterly figures, needs pleasuring, seeks sheltering arrangements, soothed by beauty, feels like a partner


Mom was sickly. Somana-yuti-Zukra suggests that mom knew how to have nice things but one is also an unpaid caretaker, enslaved to the housekeeping.

Typically, Chandra-Kumbha in any bhava indicates a problematic situation for the mother's health: because Chandra rules 6th-from-Chandra. The situation is compounded by Chandra in classroom-6

Chandra in classroom-6 = both of the parents were sick and likely involved in some questionable endeavors (6). The childhood home would have been a distinctively challenging environment due to ill and needy parents. In addition, the parents are often exhausted from sickness due to Chandra-Kumbha and Chandra rules 6th-from-Chandra.

  • POTUS-pair-37 Watergate 1912-1993 Pat Ryan Nixon cared for her cancer-stricken mother until mom died when young Thelma (Pat) was age-12. Typical of a woman born with Chandra-4 Pat then acquired homekeeping duties including running the household for her father and two brothers. When she was 17, her dad died, leaving her with substantial caretaking duties and due to Chandra-rules-6th-from-Chandra, little emotional or financial support

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations

7th-from-Chandra-6 = bhava-12 invisibility, reclusiveness, withdrawal, fantasy

Lifemate's character matches the increasing paranoia of the husband. From her perspective, his mental illness (paranoia, 12 ) may have been tangible even in the earliest years of the union.

Surya rules 6th-from-7th indicating Enemies of the Marriage. Surya vyayapathi occupies 7, suggests that there was always a level of disagreement in the alliance, likely related to Nixon's fantasy (12) of his personal destiny as a world leader.

Eventually she realized that her husband had fallen under the influence of his council of corrupt advisors (Mula cluster), who drained the power of her counseling, peer-advising role in her marriage (12th-from-6th).

Also Surya-with-nichha-Budha indicates propensity toward criminal burglaries and tax evasion, which he had been doing since law school. She was certainly in collusion, but Shani-nichha-8 does not squawk.

Affectionate but less sexual

  • Pat's Zukra-drishti into bhava-12 adds more harmony, easing the typical stress of this position.
  • Kuja drishti into 12 may have added some early sexual enthusiasm.
  • Rahu drishti into 12 would have added fascinating and dramatic (Simha) qualities to the husband, which may have helped to maintain their connection.

Husband has Chandra-7 suggesting his need for his spouse to function primarily as his caretaker-mother, and predisposition toward non-sexual but affectionate marital arrangements.

Pat the Protector

Somana-yuti-Zukra-6 are well placed for enduring and exploiting situations describable as toxic, illegal, accusatory, criminal, or corrupt. They are protected by the Harsha Yoga delivered by Shani-8. Rahu will save the catastrophic collapse until Nixon reaches his peak of power. Pat helps (6) along the way.

  • According to her biographers, Pat felt that her husband Richard was vulnerable to unsavory influence. She served as a parental protector shielding him, sometimes proactively, from people she perceived to be trying to exploit his weaknesses, predate upon him, or be wielding some negative force.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Yogakaraka Mangala rules 5-intelligrnce, creativity, celebrity ++ 10 social visibility, respect, reputation, leadership

  • Mangala-Vrizabha * vigorous pursuit of lineage collections, * proactive in acquisition, hoards, herds, banking, treasuries * energized sounds + colors * dynamic arts of speech and song * push toward accumulations * champion of historic preservation
  • 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-9 resides in the home-and-household 4th-from-Chandra, proving frequent house-shift and some competitive disagreement between the parents

Kuja-9 drishti energizes 12-privacy +3-management communications (Guru) + 4-home, patriotism

Mangala is typically a challenge for Kanya nativities, because Kuja rules 8- mysterious events + 8th-from-8th disclosure, reporting on the undisclosed affairs.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka lagnesha

  • Budha-Meena * nichha * intuitive communications, articulation of private spiritual guidance, imaginative pronouncements, messages about dreams and visions
  • 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. * 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-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of radiant authority, message of willpower and charisma, confidently talkative father, talkative father

ashtangata Budha * nichha rules 10-career + 1-personality

Surya-yuti-Budha Although Richard Nixon was confrontational and defensive, Pat Nixon usually seemed flexible and friendly. Following the coaching of the party handlers, she abstained from offering detailed opinions. Her style was so generalized, and so non-specific, that it seemed to observers like she was made of plastic.

Budha-Meena * nichha suggests a weakened accuracy of judgment or a Meena-dreamy preference for imaginative perceptions. Fantasy Meena overcomes Fact Budha. Budha sends a communicative, explanatory, sibling-patterned drishti 1-personality, providing a conversational quality to her behavior that was considered a political asset.

lagnesha Budha-Revati loves to sing and dance.

Dick met Pat in a community theatre production when she sang her role and won the part. As a married couple, both Dick and Pat loved to go out dancing with friends such as POTUS-38 Time to Heal 1913-2006 Gerald R. Ford ++ POTUS-pair-38 Addiction Recovery 1918-2011 Betty Bloomer Ford

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Vrizchika * much mystery, many sudden discoveries, believes in healing, many masks, hidden doctrine, transformative guidance, expands the scope of secret undertakings, multiple initiations
  • Guru in bhava-3 * many messages, much commerce, many photographs, many publications, many sibling-cousins, much publication, many tours, frequent business trips, many sales, numerous discussions, much cohort interaction, extensive communications

Guru-3 = expert event-management, touring, secretarial and sales functions

Benevolent Brihaspati-3 rules 4-home + 7-marriage. Husband is a generous fellow, seen via ruler of 7 in 9th-from-7th

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Kumbha * appreciation of social networks, pleasures of friendly arrangements, enjoys regulated systems, aesthetic of scientific, economic linkage
  • Zukra-6 * pleasure of self-medication; enjoys exploitive arrangements, addictions, imbalanced equity, feminine employees, attracted to servants, and slaves; appreciation of enemies, toxicity from sugars, aesthetic of slavery, unfair contracts, relationship injustice, criminal bargains, adjustability in times of poverty and war
  • Zukra-yuti-Chandra * sweetened security, gracious caretaking, appreciation for nourishing protection, emotionalized negotiations, sheltering arrangements, soft caretaking beauty, sheltering arrangements, balanced caretaking, soothed by beauty, pleasant emotional response, enjoys local rhythms, arrangements according to the folkways, musical mother-figure, protective contracts

Often called Plastic Pat due to her lack of ease, Mrs. Nixon was friendly (ChandraKumbha) and pleasant (Zukra) but not a warmly charismatic figure. Zukra ruled detached Ketu-2 and Chandra Kumbha is usually somewhat permanently uncomfortable due to Chandra rules 6th-from-Chandra = 11 socializing.

Zukra-yuti-Chandra usually grants a fashion-design sense. She was frequently photographed, always dressed stylishly for the occasion. As Dick's career ascended, Pat was provided with attractive garments, shoes, and grooming support. Although a lifetime chain-smoker ( Zukra-yuti-Chandra emotional self-indulgence) she was careful to never permit a public image that showed her with a cigarette in her mouth.

Zukra rules 4th-from-Chandra indicating that Pat often lived in lovely places, and she liked teaching school.


Self-sweetening, soothing, reward-seeking Somana-yuti-Zukra, See also Pat's close friend, POTUS-pair-38 Addiction Recovery 1918-2011 Betty Bloomer Ford. Pat was famously a chain-smoker from teenage years until her death from lung cancer. She also managed a private but devastating condition of alcoholism, which further impaired her health..

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Shani rules Makara swamsha

  • Shani-Meza * nichha * old feuds, pressured invasions, old competitions, proletarian survival, pressure in the head-brain, imposed competition, must conquer with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-8 * (beneficial placement) * Structured, orderly, time-conscious partnerships. One must balance and re-balance. Cautious, conventional relationships. Tense negotiations. Chronic responsibilities toward the spouse; compression of the visible genitalia; heavy legacy pressure against freely chosen contracts.  Bargaining fatigue. Resistance to new arrangements. Resentment toward changes in partner's behavior. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as married person, contract-holder, match-maker, attorney, diplomat, judge.
  • Shani-yuti-Rahu* resistance against ambition, disciplined risk, limited privilege, constrained opportunism, irregular elders

Budha-Shani chidradasha * ending in disgrace

At her husband's trial, he was betrayed by his own advisers. Kumbha-Chandra is often betrayed (6) by the most familiar folk, and for Kanya the familiar ones are friends-11 Also, see Richard Nixon Guru-Mula-6 and Budha-Mula-6 = betrayal.

The Nixons left the Whitehouse in disgrace in Aug-1974 during her Budha-Shani chidradasha. Shani rogesha.

Following the disgrace of impeachment, in Ketu Mahadasha she became very ill with lung cancer (dissociating Ketu's ruler Zukra-yuti-Chandra, grievances) and withdrew (Ketu) from public life.

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

  • Rahu-Meza-Arya *craving for dominant force, mask of competitive, pioneering, urgent push forward; fascinated by conquest * seeks special importance via heroic action; via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) superiority, muscularity, movement, athleticism, championship
  • Rahu in bhava-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, undisclosed assets, 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. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a tantric initiator, disaster manager, keeper of dangerous secrets, identity-changing healer, or holder of secret empowerments.
  • Shani-yuti-Rahu * amplified orderliness, magnified systematics, exotic rules, tricky regulations, opportunistic elders, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of strictly lawful structures

Powerhouse Rahu-8 camouflage

Observe the Small Rules so that you can Break the Big Rules

Known by her critics as Plastic Pat, Mrs. Thelma Patricia Ryan Nixon formed the forever-dieting, chain-smoking, stand-by-your-man 50% of a socially-conforming, married political partnership. Their marriage was characterized by observers as ritualized (Chandra influence on both partners, rituals rites) and stiffly performed as a public display of middle-class impunity. While their mutual family-feeling was obvious, the attracting spark between the mates seemed muted at best.

The political campaign narrative created by Nixon's party handlers emphasized "cloth-coat" Pat's hard-scrabble upbringing, her work ethic, and her boot-strapping acquisition of a college diploma. The Nixons were presented as a plain-living family, free of temptation to luxury.

False Pretense of Reward-seeking Rahu * poverty-Shani-yuti-Rahu

However, there was nothing especially hard-scrabble about adult Pat. Shani-yuti-Rahu-8 rules Zukra-yuti-Chandra-6 = personal pleasures and a lovely home.

Following the death of her parents and beginning with her personal independence age 18, Thelma Catherine Ryan started working and earning. She had no dependents and no debts. She dated and she traveled. Her financial position improved consistently while she worked several different jobs.

After marrying Nixon, she added his lawyer income to her household coffers, then added the countless untaxed political gifts as well as entertainments, trips, clothing, and grooming services provided for free. Once Nixon moved into higher political echelons, they bought a valuable estate and several holiday homes. They enjoyed lifetime Secret Service security protection and household staff.

Via 8-methods such as "Dirty Tricks" and misrepresentation of their (non) poverty to achieve their success, Shani-yuti-Rahu in bhava-8 was a material powerhouse for Pat.

Irregular Elders

Shani-yuti-Rahu in any bhava introduces into the script some challenging parents, grandparents, and elders generally. Their ambitions tend to outstrip their abilities, and they tend to be blamers. Those elder owners of hidden assets who controlled the Nixon experience remained uncovered.

Nichha Shani-yuti-Rahu-8 * colossal stress, remarkable success, and a huge fall from political height

Opportunism of Rahu-8 ++ chronic health issues of nichha-Shani-rogesha.

Shani generates a protective Viparita Rajayoga = Harsha Yoga. Shani harbors a fundamental conviction that one is permanently in service to unfair conditions. As rogesha in 8, Shani may be simultaneously both the slave-master and the slave.

Nichha Shani-yuti-Rahu-8 = terrible tension in the personality and remarkable coping mechanisms which may appear to produce significant material success.

The Nixon's reached their shared privilege target (Rahu) of two POTUS terms. However, the higher Rahu rises, the sharper He falls. Nichha-Shani is suspicious and stubborn. Mr. Nixon's crimes and Mrs. Nixon's collusion were stressful indeed.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Thula * dissociates from bargaining, incomplete alliance, empty trades, surrendered trust, dispersed negotiations, ignores restriction on deal-making, applies balanced equity to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-4 * ambivalent toward the homestead, absentee mother-figure, disregards local customs, dissolved property boundaries, wanders from home, irrelevance of the established folkways. One abandons the nationality, dismisses the parents, walks away from the ancestral routines.

Ketu resides in 9th-from-Chandra, suggesting the complete absence of the mother's father, and a significant experience of absence of one's own father compounded by Kuja-9 aggressive father.

This placement also indicates agnosticism in doctrine, which was confirmed by Nixon's security guards who noted that neither Dick nor Pat ever once attended a worship service after Dick's disgraced resignation. She had been faking the church-going just like he had.

Unfortunately starting at the onset of her Ketu Mahadasha following their Rahu-yuti-Shani disgrace, Mrs. Nixon's alcoholism increased. A lifetime chain-smoker, she developed terminal lung cancer. She spent her final years in isolation and pain then died age 81 during Zukra-Guru bhukti (Guru maraka).

Ketu-2 in 8th-from-7th

8th-from-7th can sometimes indicate a second marriage. Although Pat had only one marriage due t Guru-no-yuti, Ketu nevertheless brought insidious agents who transformed her core alliance.

As Ketu forces in 8th-from-7th ++ Rahu forces joined with Shani-rogesha slowly insinuated themselves (Rahu insinuates) into Richard Nixon's life, Mr. Nixon stopped consulting with his wife. Dick shut out her guidance and opinions which until that point (his landslide re-election) had kept him on a safe course even in the volatile world of politics.

Biographers have opined that Pat Nixon started to lose her influence upon her husband from the beginning of his working presidency in Jan-1969 * her Budha-Rahu bhukti* continuing through the early 1970's * increasing throughout his threatened impeachment and catastrophic, unrecoverable collapse during her Budha-Shani chidradasha. According to her biographers, this once vigorous public figure never regained interest in public life after Nixon's disgrace.

Shani then Ketu then Zukra = three steps to the end

Nixon's long-suffering wife Pat had devoted her adult life to their globe-trotting two-person career. Her husband's criminal prosecution for felony burglary and tax evasion marked the exhausting tail end of her Budha-Shani chidra-dasha reflecting her over-reaching + separating nichha-Shani-yuti-Rahu-8. She was heard screaming at her husband in the Whitehouse during their final days, "you have ruined my life!"

By Jan-1975, Pat had entered her Ketu Mahadasha and except for a few sporadic appearances, she withdrew from public life. Her final mahadasha of Zukra ended with a lingering, painful death from lung cancer expressing a profound and toxic grief.


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Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Mangala rules 10th navamsha

  • Mangala-Dhanuzya * vigorous pursuit of humanistic worldview* push toward doctrinal expansion, proactive teaching-preaching, philosophical globalism
  • Mangala in bhava-6 * drive toward conflict, pursuit of service,, litigious dynamics, energized adversarial conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Surya * invigorated creativity, 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 , potential for aggressive political or dramatic actions
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * energized communication, dynamic reporting, masculine 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

Yogakaraka Mangala and the created Legend of Heroic Deeds (Kuja-Mula)

The myth

On the political campaign trail, Nixon developed a Mangala-Mula narrative recalling that he was expected to drive Mangala a truck to pick up Budha, manual actions vegetables from the farms before his daily high school classes began. Then he was expected to help with stocking and cleaning after classes were finished. Budha schedules, teamwork.

The facts

However as with many detailed features of Nixon's narrative, the public record shows that Nixon participated in several after-school activities such as music lessons and performances, debate practice and competitions, and intermural sport. All of these voluntary student activities would have overlapped with the daunting work tasks that Nixon claimed.

The privilege

His teen work schedule was likely to have been much more forgiving; in fact, it appears unlikely that Nixon was required to do much more than common household chores. His life trajectory inclined in a privileged fashion from high school to college to law school, with no significant work duties, consistent with the upward social mobility of his family.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Budha occupies-6 + Budha rules-12 = Viparita Raja Yoga = Vimala Yoga

  • Budha-Dhanuzya * priestly communications, articulation of sacred beliefs, doctrinal pronouncements, messages about worldview, descriptive philosophical understanding, specifically defined principles, explains the indoctrination procedure, expertly detailed sermons
  • Budha in bhava-6 * narrative of argument, accusation, pollution, complaint * discusses conflict, medical treatment plans, remedies, litigation. Detailed argument, accusation. Dialog of treason, describer of broken promise, explainer of toxicity, . Delivers instructions for ministries of service, talks about injustice, articulates the case against adversaries, ailments, debts. Excellent position for medical, military, or service-ministry professionals
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of radiant authority, message of willpower and charisma, confidently talkative father, talkative father
  • Budha-yuti-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, outspoken, fraternal conversations, aggressive communications, talkative brother-figures
  • 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

Viparita-Raja-yoga =Vi-mala yoga (unmarred, stain-less) Budha-6 rules 12 * prevents imprisonment

Mutual rulership of Budha and Ketu

Ketu-nakshatra Mula-Budha-6 rules 6th-from-Chandra * capable of experiencing intensely jealousy

  • Mula-Budha-6 rules Ketu-3 mentality = thought-process disorientation
  • Budha rules 3-12 from radical Karkata lagna
  • Mula-Budha rules Ketu in the doctrinal, believing, credenda 9th-from-Chandra

Budha-6 rules the emotionally toxic 6th-from-Chandra Nixon developed nearly invisible (12) mental illness characterized by the need to hide (12) his shame behind a facade of socially praised accomplishments. (Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a response to shaming, usually by the parents).

Mula-narrative of reckless disregard

Beginning with Shani-Guru bhukti following his POTUS-1968 Shani-Rahu win, the previously Shani-sober Nixon had begun to succumb to the Mula-narrative of reckless disregard for consequences driven by a lifetime obsession with enemies (Budha-6-Mula narrative of enemies).


Richard Nixon was said to have been deeply attached to his mother (Chandra-7) but also intensely jealous of her dedication to his siblings.

  • Budha-6 siblings in rogasthana jealousy in imaginative, foggy, illusory 12th-from-Chandra provokes the dissolution of maternal care.


With four graha in rogasthana-6, Mr. Nixon had many enemies and many complaints = multiplier mulatrikona Guru-rogesha the many-maker yuti Budha. Over the span of his 30-year political career,

Nixon vocalized a frequent and consistent victim narrative, arguing (Budha) that he had been mistreated, deprived, exploited, marginalized, disrespected, or robbed of his natural entitlements.

Budha Mahadasha * age 58.4 until age 75.4 * crazytime

Ever since Mr. Nixon's first political campaign in California, Richard and Pat had worked and travelled always as a team.

...until the fateful Budha-Budha swabhukti, when Budha-6 pulled the energy out of Chandra-7 lagnesha.

High-risk behavior * Felony crimes

During the fateful days of his descent into crime and impeachment, during Budha-Budha swabhukti followed tragically Budha-Ketu surrender, Nixon had entered a Budha-Mula phase of high-risk behavior driven by paranoid fantasies (Budha rules-12 fantasies).

Band of Baddies * Cohort Budha-6

At onset of Budha-Budha swabhukti, he had stopped relying on Pat's advice, and shifted his trust to a band of miscreant males ( Budha-6 + Mangala) who preyed upon his phantom fears.

Drained of personal integrity by Budha-6 and refusing Pat's her motherly adviser protection, he was soon disgraced

Nevertheless, Vimala Yoga prevents Nixon from criminal convictions and prison.

The Bitter End * Ketu surrender

Budha-Ketu bhukti marked the bitter end to Nixon's national political career. Although several unofficial, post-presidential diplomatic ventures were fruitful -- and can be seen in retrospect to have opened the Chinese global economic expansion -- nevertheless, Nixon was forever marked in the public narrative as a sneaky, lying, paranoid creep.

Budha-6 rules 12 = Fantasy and Distant Lands

Even after resigning from POTUS in a state of public disgrace, Nixon continued to insinuate himself into diplomatic roles. Due to Chandra-lagnesha in diplomacy-7, despite having been stripped of all duties, his political survival instincts pulled hum into unauthorized negotiator roles.

Nihilist narrative

The nihilist narratives of Mula have an erosive (12th) effect upon the contractual agreements sustained by Chandra rules-7.

Paranoid victim fantasies

For two decades following the collapse of his public reputation in the US, he continued to try to broker more international deals. He lived in denial of all wrongdoing.

Observers have opined that Nixon's disordered narcissism (common in politicians) was deeply complicated by his paranoid victim fantasies (Budha-6 vyayapathi). Until his death, whenever he was questioned by journalists, Nixon was unable to accept even the suggestion that he personally might have failed to uphold the ethical standards of public office.

He blamed (6) circumstances outside his control, the misdoings of others, and the poverty of his childhood inter alia . Nixon never accepted moral responsibility for his own actions.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru in bhava-6 * much ministry of service, many ailments and physicians, much medication, abundant digestive imbalance, many grievances, numerous accusations, , extensive animosity and distress * 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-yuti-Surya pitri-karaka * multiple father-figures, abundant confidence, much radiance
  • Guru-yuti-Mangala bhratri-karaka * multiple brother-figures, expansive conquests
  • Guru-yuti-Budha yukta-karaka * multiple sibling-teammate figures, abundant conversational messaging

During Guru Mahadasha * 1936 until 1952 (age 24 until age 40)

  • 1947-1951 USA Congressional Representative from California
  • 1951-1952 USA Senator from California (Republican)

Although Nixon had been elected with the public trust to fulfill his term of office, he expediently quit the six-year Senate position less than 2 years into the assignment, seeking higher status as VPOTUS under Eisenhower.

  • Mula-Brihaspati rules 3-12 from Chandra-Makara-Draco
  • Mula-Brihaspati rules 6-9 from Karkata lagna
  • Guru rules Surya-Budha-Kuja-Rahu.
  • Mangala-yuti-Budha + Guru ALL occupy the third pada of political Mula in 6
  • Kuja drishti upon Rahu-9 ultimately amplifies risk-rewarding Rahu's tendencies toward grandiosity
  • rulers of 7 bhava clustered in bhava-6 = animosity, distrust, crime:

Surya however occupies musical, artistic Purvazadha. (Nixon was an accomplished musician.)

Shani-Guru bhukti 1969-1970 * Brihaspati located in 8th-from-Shani begins the descent into Paranoia

Globalism justifies Unwinnable Vietnam War * Mula-Guru-6

Mula-Guru-6 rules Surya + Kuja + Budha + Rahu.

It is a globalist placement but a deranged one, due to Kanya-Ketu-3 deranged mentality rules Budha-Mula ++ Guru-Mula.

Mistaken Principles

Nixon saw himself as a global humanist and theoretical explicator of the higher principles Dhanuzya guiding the new world order.

Conflict and Contradiction in Worldview = Wise Guru-Mula

He was heavily involved in the vicious animosity of the Vietnam War, and commentators would say that most of his mistakes were caused by his principles.

On the other hand, Nixon is often credited with having initiated the era of global cooperation by using his principles to manage the previously bitter animosity between the USA and Communist China.

Nixon_PatDick_196x.jpgZukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Nixon met his wife POTUS-pair-37 Watergate 1912-1993 Pat Ryan Nixon in a community theatre production * Kumbha-community + Simha-theatre.

They were both awarded roles in the performing cast, after a convincing audition. Pat sang her script.

Pat's Chandra-Kumbha fits perfectly into 7th-from-Nixon's Simha-swamsha.

Her competitive, dominating, but network-oriented Soma-Dhaniztha matches his kalatra-karaka Zukra-Kumbha-8, suggesting that one of Pat's essential traits in his life was her ability to keep a secret when that secret was deemed necessary (Shani) for financial or regulatory reasons.

Nixon's Shani-11-parivartamsha-Zukra-8

  • Zukra-Kumbha * appreciation of social networks, pleasures of friendly arrangements, enjoys regulated systems, aesthetic of scientific, economic linkage
  • 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
  • Shani-11-parivartamsha-Zukra-8

From Karkata lagna, Zukra rules 4-home comfort + 11 social-material achievements

From Chandra-Makara-Draco lagna, Zukra = yogakaraka 5-politics + career 10th-from-Chandra

The childhood home (4) ruled by Zukra-8 was likely a somewhat secretized environment for Nixon, characterized by the conditions of death (8).

Beneficial socialization (4) music training, social protocols

Nevertheless he enjoyed beneficial structure such as music lessons and recitals, debate training, college and law school. Due to Shani-11 structure of social-economic achievement parivartamsha-Zukra-8 music, arts, gracious environments, large-group performances

gracious group environments, music, dancing

Nixon loved to party. He often entertained by playing show tunes on the piano while drinking alcohol (Zukra) and socializing for political purposes. He was a trained musician who could play a variety of instruments, as well as a skilled social dancer.

Despite holding little respect for his junior factotum,. POTUS-34 Interstate Highways 1890-1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower acknowledged the value of Nixon's schmoozing, negotiating, conversing, discussing experience. Nixon liked music; he liked to drink and party. The pragmatic, logical, system-building Eisenhower did not like dithering and time-wasting. Eisenhower found it useful to deploy talkative party-loving (Purvaphalguni swamsha) Nixon on tasks which involved socializing such as diplomatic parties.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Shani mahadasha * age 39.4 until age 58.4 * 1952-1971 = years of respect, rank, and position

  • Shani-Vrizabha * old values, proletarian speech-and-song, old assets, elder evaluators, pressured storage, old treasuries, pressured neck-jaw, imposed collections, must preserve with scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-11 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious goals.  One must connect, must earn with hard effort. Cautious, conventional marketplace linkage; tense and limited gainfulness, chronic pressure to produce revenues; heavy legacy pressure against freely chosen associations, Resistance to new friends. Resentment toward changes in economic systems. Intolerance toward unconventional earnings..Wage-earner's fatigue.. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as economist, community organizer, salary-worker, paymaster.
  • Shani-11-parivartamsha-Zukra-8

Shani rules emotional basis of identity = Chandra-Makara-Draco-7 = bhava-7 contract, promise, equity, peerage = 10th-from-10th

Shani rules 2nd-from-Chandra= family traditions, speech and song, values and financial acquisition


  1. Shani casts His most pressured third-drishti upon Nixon's Karkata lagna.
  2. 7th drishti to bhava-5 "fun"
  3. 10th drishti and parivartamsha to Zukra-8 beauty, wife, music, treasures = narrative of reduced wealth

His handlers arranged flattering photographs of Nixon having charming experiences (usually with his tolerant, non-committal wife Pat). Yet on his own, Nixon seemed unfamiliar with the concept of "having fun". His dark shadow aura (Shani drishti to lagna, to Bright Brighu-8) contributed to the public distrust, and he was not generally well-liked by his political colleagues.

However he was deeply loyal to the Party * Shani drishti to 1 ++ Shani rules 7-loyalty ++ Shani rules Chandra-7-Makara institutional identity

Shani mahadasha * from 1952 until 1971 * age 39 until age 58

Nov-1952 Nixon was elected VPOTUS during * Shani-Shani swabhukti

During the first part of Shani Mahadasha, Nixon served as VPOTUS under POTUS-34 Interstate Highways 1890-1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower. No secret was made of the fact that Eisenhower overtly disliked and distrusted Nixon.

Shani rules 10th-from-10th Makara = bosses, hierarchies, elites. Eisenhower was 23 years elder to Nixon. Ike had decades of experience with elite decision-making roles. Eisenhower was accustomed to ruling strict military hierarchies and being obeyed.

During the Shani mahadasha, Nixon endured a brutal Sade Sati (janma = his age 48-50, 1961-1963) along with Shani contact to Kuja, Guru, Surya, Budha, Chandra, and Zukra -- all within the space of seven miserable years Feb-1958 until Apr-1967. These were the years of the bitter defeats of 1960 POTUS election and 1962 Gov-California elections.

Shani in bhava-11 casts drishti into 1-5-8. Mangala-6 rules 5- elections. Nixon wanted lawful processes and he endured a heavy struggle against the charisma-driven the election cycle. Nixon was often personally short of funds (Shani-11) despite receiving many undisclosed gifts and luxuries (Zukra-8) flowing from the privileged environments in which he worked.

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

  • Rahu-Meena *craving for symbolic guidance * craving for symbolic guidance * mask of dreamlike Other Worlds * fascinated by prayer * seeks special importance via ancestor guides, sleep-states, via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) deep trance, private intuition, concealing fog; fascinated by prayer * seeks special importance via ancestor guides, sleep-states, via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) deep trance, private intuition, concealing fog
  • Rahu in bhava-9 * passion for philosophy, preaching * in swabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual doctrine, theory, dharma, worldview. Rahu-9 desires a thrilling, important guidance role in catechesis, principled discourses of abstract ideas, ideology, philosophy, indoctrination. Extraordinary father-figure, ambitious professors and holy teachers. Thrives in culturally-mixed preaching environments, university, temple, sangha, congregation. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a charitable philanthropist, a wisdom-purveyor, a proselyte of principled understanding, a guru-figure, a philosopher, or a globalist humanitarian. Rahu-9 trespasses the cultural boundaries of patronage, fatherhood, paradigm of belief. Exciting, opportunistic third marriage (if any).


Rahu occupies 10th navamsha

Rahu-Meena-9 = opportunistic use of doctrine.

Nixon made instrumental use of his Quaker heritage. Yet typical of over-reaching Rahu-9, the man's personal behavior was clearly not governed by the honest, puritanical Quaker principles.

Rahu-9 tries to appear important via the Paradigm of Belief and the Community of Believers. Roguish Rahu promoted Nixon's prayerfulness (Meena) however Nixon was not a churchgoer unless the publicity cameras were operating

Nixon did not practice his parents' catechism. His inherited Quaker doctrine was sufficient for political purposes (Rahu-9 instrumental catechism).Nixon's critics complained that his Quaker identity was cravenly used to project the impression of piety and principled convictions (Rahu-Meena camouflage of otherworldliness).

Nixon over-reached his Quaker creed by requesting active duty assignment in the WW-2 Navy. As he himself reckoned, it would be politically important to show active fighting as proof of patriotism (Karkata). He held a non-combat position in the navy; nevertheless the service yielded photos in uniform and several military commendations. He got what he came for.

Inherent hypocrisy and false piety expected with Rahu in bhava-9

Unlike those who actually practiced the principles of their Quaker faith, Nixon cursed vigorously, accepted military assignments, and authorized a greatly escalated carnage during the 1970's USA-Vietnam War.

Nixon's bodyguards reported that the aura of godliness promoted by Nixon's political handlers was a sham, and that after resigning in disgrace from POTUS-37 rank neither Richard nor Pat Nixon ever attended any church or place of public worship. Further, the bodyguards claimed that Nixon swore vulgarly and drank heavily when POTUS-37 and afterward.

Rahu is considerably strengthened by His ruler Guru-Mula-6 located in 10th-from-Rahu, suggesting advantage (Rahu) gained from criminal or illicit activities 6), and also ailments (6).

Rahu's ruler Guru-6 shows a confrontational, aggrieved image

  • governed by Budha, Kuja, Surya, and Guru = 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12
  • all of these narratives become amplified by Rahu
  • all of these narratives become multiplied by Guru
  • Rahu occupies the career-draining12th-from-10th

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-3 * absentee sibling, off-topic communications, disinterested in daily discourse, dissolved messaging boundaries, disregards conventional discussions, eccentric or esoteric modes of writing, irrelevance of the mental narrative. One abandons the management tasks, dismisses the standard explanations, walks away from the usual descriptions.

Ketu in classroom-3 Incoherent (Ketu incoherent) image on communications media (3). Nixon was dogged by poor presentations on television and newspaper formats. His books were also generally dismissed as low quality writing damaged by his chronic narrative of self-justification. (Ketu ruled by Budha-6 accusatory argument). Ketu's ruler Budha-Mula-6 focuses much criticism upon Nixon's low-credibility claims and evangelism.

Ketu Mahadasha * age 75.4 until decease (age 81)

Ketu Mahadasha began in 1988. His decease = 1993.

Ketu-Guru bhukti = fleshdeath of his wife and lifetime collaborator, POTUS-pair-37 Watergate 1912-1993 Pat Ryan Nixon from chronic lung disease (lungs grief). Guru rules 2nd-from-Zukra.

Richard Nixon displayed a publically visible emotional collapse at her funeral, and many were saddened to see the outpouring of his terrible grief.

Exit during Ketu-Budha bhukti:

Following months of profound grief after the fleshdeath of his beloved wife Pat, Mr. Nixon suffered a severe stroke followed by a deep coma. Exit via blood clot to heart after an adulthood plagued by phlebitis. Fleshdeath in hospital with his daughters at his bedside (age 81).

Onset of Shani-Guru bhukti in Feb-1972 introduced a group of criminally minded ideologues. Their complex victim narrative increased his existing paranoia and engaged his already unstable mentality into world populated by those not only dangerously adversarial to his personal political future but enemies of the free world whose ideas threatened the American democracy. Ruler of 12 and 3, Budha evokes fantasies (12) and a fragmented mental traffic of criticism and invective (Kanya).

Budha Mahadasha intensifies Ketu's impact upon the mental health. Nixon's swift, career-ending demise during Budha-Ketu bhukti, Budha rules Ketu-3, ended with a narrowly avoided (Ketu) trial of criminal impeachment. Such an impeachment threatened federal imprisonment (12) -- but did not materialize due to Viparita Harsha yoga Budha-6 rules 12 . Ketu did however produce the effect of international pariah status (Ketu the wanderer).

As ruler of 6th-from-Chandra and ruler of bhava-12 = 6th-from-7th, Budha's power to introduce enemies of the marriage was suddenly strengthened in late 1971. A cohort of predatory advisers appropriated the priority advising position held for decades by his peer-counselor wife Pat. These contract-breakers blocked the advice of Nixon's previous lifelong supporter and adviser wife Pat and substituted their own cant about the terrible disharmony facing the nation in times of anti-war dissent and how he Nixon must use force to nobly preserve the Union following Lincoln the Great Preserver. Rather suddenly Pat was cut asunder from a decades-long two-person career and marginalized into a cardboard figure for public display. According to observers, their marriage was effectively ended in Budha-Budha bhukti while Pat was heard screaming in the private wing of the Whitehouse "you have ruined my life!"

Budha rules scattered and often incoherent mentality of Ketu-in bhava-3 in the criticizing, accusing rashi of Kanya. Nixon was already mentally unstable. Some psychiatrists have retrospectively diagnosed him as functionally paranoid but prone to episodes of delusion. As Budha-Budha bhukti proceeded, Nixon stopped listening to the sensible advice of his wife and succumbed to the manipulative, paranoia-increasing narrative of his criminally minded advisers.

For decades, Mrs. Pat Nixon personally engaged with Republican Party supporters on the front lines of her husband's speeches, rallies, and social events. Furthermore, to maintain the support of the Party, she needed to attend events promoting other Republican candidates as well. This she did with reliable rhythmic protective persistence as would be expected by his 7th-from-Chandra configuration.

However her unflagging support began to flag when he became POTUS. Their mutual need for each other seemed to cease at the onset of the Budha Mahadasha with Budha ruling 6th-from-7th, 12th-from-7th-from-7th, and the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra (containing Ketu-3 mentality). Budha mahadasha defined their final years, and they died in a state of social disgrace.

During the 2.5 years of Budha-Budha swabhukti, Nixon authorized criminal burglaries and illegal wiretapping. He took an emotional and controversial (6) stance toward free-speech discourse on the Vietnam War (6) implying that protest was illicit and the nation should defer to his unquestioned authority. His television appearance showed a glaring, suspicious look.

By the onset of Budha-Ketu bhukti in May-1974, Richard Nixon was the first POTUS in more than a century to have been impeached for criminal misconduct while holding the highest office of public trust. He resigned under pressure, asserting that he had done nothing wrong. Having once been the proud leader elected by "landslide win", a bitter victimized Nixon was cut-loose during the Budha-Ketu bhukti.

During eight years as VPOTUS under Eisenhower, Mr. Nixon although cranky was also productive

Professionally, Nixon developed a highly formalized network of those who favored strict laws and caste ranks (Shani). During Budha-Shani bhukti following his resignation from office, where Shani-11 enjoys parivartamsha with Zukra-8, Nixon was able to establish trust (Zukra, troth, trust, betrothal) an inflexible friendship with the Chinese Communist officials (Shani). This trust led to a shocking openings (8, apertures) into an economic system (11) that has been manifesting from China ever since.

From 1952 until 1971, Richard Nixon endured the mahadasha of mature, common-sense Shani. His Shani-Vrizabha-11 enjoys parivartamsha with Zukra-Kumbha-8. Zukra = wife. Due to the parivartamsha, wife controls the effects of 4, 7, 8, and 11 and she has the qualities of fixity and materialism which characterize the sthira rashi.

Throughout Shani Mahadasha, Pat Nixon had been his stalwart counselor and network manager (11). She encouraged him to maintain a normal, conventional viewpoint. She helped a somewhat paranoid husband to make pragmatic choices even in the high-stress world of personality politics. She helped him to steer a lawful career course. Until the Budha mahadasha when the wheels came off.....

it was ultimately the onset of L-3+ruler-of-12 Budha-Budha swabhukti in 1971 which started a chain of unfortunate events resulting in his criminal impeachment, public disgrace and career-ending demise.

As ruler of marriage-adversarial 6th-from-7th, Budha's power to introduce enemies of the marriage was suddenly strengthened at the onset of Budha Mahadasha. Budha also rules mentally-scattered Ketu-in bhava-3 in criticizing, accusing Kanya.

Nixon began to experience a stronger narrative of persecution and victimization due to Budha-Mula-6 much reinforced by the companion graha Mangala+Guru+Surya, including rogesha-6 Guru in 12th-from-Chandra (emotional imagination).

His mental health went into decline just as his association with the "band of thieves " in bhava-6 began to rise. Surya + Mangala-yuti-Budha + Guru = rulers of 7 of the 12 bhava reside in the satkona. These personalities significantly outnumbered his one and only wife. Sadly, he succumbed to a heightened level of paranoia (which was always in the background due to his Ketu-Kanya-3 ruled by Budha-Mula-6). His own mental deterioration was matched by an onslaught of malintentioned advisers who showed little regard for his legacy nor for the public trust (6).

Nixon began to receive damaging advice from the band of thieves inner-circle advisers. They blocked his access to other viewpoints and they encouraged him to authorize criminal burglaries and evade his tax debt. His previously protective and supportive wife Pat Nixon was overwhelmed by this corrupt and predatory council.

The marriage-adversarial effect of ruler-of-12 Budha was particularly strong, since Budha activates Nixon's Ketu-Kanya-3. The wise and loyal wife began to be perceived as an enemy or a low subordinate (6). After 30 years of sensible, trusting marital conversation, her voice was shut out.

During the 2.5 years of Budha-Budha swabhukti, Nixon authorized criminal burglaries and illegal wiretapping. He failed to pay his taxes. He declared (Budha) a controversial (6), argumentative stance regarding the Vietnam War (6) that expressed his disdain for free speech and implied his support for martial law in the USA. His television appearance showed a glaring, suspicious look.

By the onset of Budha-Ketu bhukti , Richard Nixon was the first POTUS in more than a century to have been impeached. He resigned under pressure of a pending felony burglary conviction. Although he never denied his actions, he did deny that he was a criminal. As Nixon famously argued in his own defense "If the president does it, it's not illegal." The highest court vigorously and vehemently disagreed.

Budha-Ketu bhukti * cut loose * May 1974 until May-1975

At the time of his disgrace during Budha-Ketu bhukti, Nixon showed a profoundly unbalanced (Kanya) criminal mentality and for the rest of his life Nixon maintained resistance to the facts (Ketu-3, lack of cohesion). By the time of his forced resignation during Budha-Ketu bhukti, Nixon was experiencing paranoid delusions. He perception was wracked by persecution fantasies. In his increasing isolation, Nixon seemed convinced that he must protect his reputation as a great patriarch of the land (Rahu-9) via control of negative evidence which might dishonor his legacy (6).

Ironically, his mandate to protect this as-yet un-established legacy indeed destroyed most of his legacy before it could even be born. (Rahu, fall from high place.)

After Budha-Ketu bhukti ended, he lived for another two decades in cold ignominy, unable to regain the public trust.

During the first portion of his career during Shani mahadasha * age 40 until age 59, he was able to present an image of the plain-spoken working man (Shani), whose habit of accusing and complaining was culturally compatible with the injustices of life in the oppressed classes. His other-blaming was perceived as a social-class habit not a personal problem.

Nixon's remarkable complex of the rulers of seven bhava within Dhanuzya rashi of globalization and world culture might perhaps have produced a great man in world affairs.

He also had Guru, Surya, and Mangala representing a GROUP of unbalanced, untrustworthy individuals scheduled in this life-script to provide "corrupt advice" and betrayal

It was a perfect storm of much degraded mental acuity added to the presence of the band of thieves who provided a great deal of contradictory and illicit advice to the mentally declining leader.

Richard Nixon grew up resentfully believing that he had not received the privileges to which he was entitled. His famed rants (Mangala-driven Mithunaya) against the "white shoe" privileged monied classes expressed his chronic victim positioning and psychological isolation (Ketu) even while serving in the highest office of the most dominant country in the world (Rahu).

Nixon represented himself as an internationalist expert and diplomat of a high order (Dhanushya graha conferring internationalism, along with Chandra in bhava-1 in diplomatic bhava-7).