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Margaret Thatcher in school years

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1979-1990 * UK-PM

1975-1990 * Leader of the Conservative Party

1975-1979 * Leader of the Opposition

1970-1974 * Secy of State for Education and Science

1961-1964 * Secy to Minister of Pensions

1959-1992 * Member of Parliament for Finchley

tax attorney


Margaret Thatcher

a.k.a. Margaret Hilda Roberts

Earthbody-Entry 13-Oct-1925

Earthbody-Exit 08-Apr-2013 (age 87)

"I'm extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end."


UK-PM = 1979 until 1990 * Margaret Hilda Roberts Thatcher * 1925-2013

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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born on day-11 Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha

ksy Ghataka

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Swatika * Chotthi * Vayu * Nishtya

BPL commentary

For Swatika births of a feminine valence, the disposition of mesmerizing, hypnotic, shadowy, exciting, passionate, ambitious, opportunistic, privilege-seeking Professor Rahu may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the paradigm of Nishthya, exotics, ethnic mixers, opportunists, fascinators, mesmerizers, privilege-seekers, impostors, rogues, agents of passion and desire, self-proclaimers, self-promoters, charlatans, masters of smoke and oils, and entrancingly ambitious persons may be especially influential.

Guided by the instructing intelligences of Arcturus. Their purpose is to broker agreements and balance the interests of multiple ambitious stakeholders.

Social justice, personal power

Rahu-ruled Swatika ladies tend to be fascinating figures. By skillfully mixing and trading with different folks, Swatika ladies build exotic new exchange relationships. They are often found in policy organizations and government agencies, where their social equity work is distinctively multi-cultural. Their roles include trader, exchanger, negotiator, deal-maker, broker, marriage-matcher, alliance-designer, and other balancing activities that engage two mismatched sides within one functional agreement.

Swatika represents Rahu's desire to amplify Zukra's quest for harmonious agreements. Rahu challenges cultural boundaries. The mix-master may skillfully combine unusual agents and mismatched agendas in order to obtain a rebalanced status. Similar to Shataviskaka, the Swatika-born are mixed-system orchestrators who may take direction from Otherworldly sources. The character of Rahu is determinative.

Due to their Rahu-gifted ability to think outside the box, Swatika-born may realize previously unthinkable opportunities for diplomacy and fair exchange. Their success is noted in negotiation, trade-deals, and bargaining in commodities, ideas, or services. In politics, Nishthya ladies may be associated with social, ideological, financial, or physical integration of previously hostile or excluded participants. Vayu-born graciously mix people and environments that were once segregated, gracefully pairing various ethnicities, religions, nations, or individuals of differing practice.

Their primary pursuit of a social justice agenda is not entirely idealistic. It is ultimately motivated by their desire to obtain privilege by facilitating partnerships to enhance opportunities for trade and exchange.

Themes of opportunity, fascination with appearances, and acquisition of privilege may contextualize Swatika's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Swatika-Chandra

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 97

"This woman has a truthful honest straightforward character.

She can be identified by her speech and by her manner of walking.

  • Her gait and speech are rather heavy and ponderous ,

  • at least deliberate and purposeful.

She has a very friendly disposition

  • and is popular with her own sex.

She will marry into a large family

  • and she will be very devoted to her husband."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar



two great friends and "ideological soul-mates"

Mrs. Thatcher and POTUS-40 American Life 1911-2004 Ronald Reagan in 1989


Mrs. Thatcher shaking hands with SoAfrica-Pres 1918-2013 Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela. MRT once acted to ensure that Mr. Mandela would remain in prison despite international pressure toward his release. The continued-imprisonment argument was based on USA-CIA intelligence reporting that Mr. Mandela was a dangerous Communist Agent. However, an alternative narrative claims that she privately campaigned for his release and funding for his anti-apartheid program, explaining why the two enemies had remained longtime friends.

Thatcher_Margaret_1983_photo.jpgKetu Mahadasha * age birth until age 4

13-Oct-1925 Earth-birth in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England * Ketu-Rahu bhukti * Ghataka kala-sarpa yoga

Zukra Mahadasha * age 4 until age 24

1943 begins diploma study at Somerville College, Oxford (1943-47) * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani bandesha-4 diploma-education

Surya Mahadasha * age 24 until age 30

13-Dec-1951 exchange the vows of marriage with businessman Denis Thatcher (MRT age 26) * Surya-Guru bhukti * Guru rules Meena swamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Kumbha-Simha contact radical Chandra-Simha

15-Aug-1953 (MRT age 27) celebrated the birth of her twin children * Surya-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 9-children

1953 qualified as barrister, specializing in taxation * Surya-Budha bhukti * Budha practice-license

Chandra Mahadasha * age 30 until age 40

1958 elected to Parliament (served 1958-1990) * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 10th navamsha

07-Dec-1960 grieved the decease of mother (MRT age 35) * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 7th-from-Chandra

Mangala Mahadasha * age 40 until age 47

10-Feb-1970 grieved decease of father (MRT age 45) * Mangala-Budha bhukti *

1970 Conservatives return to office under the premiership of Edward Heath,. Thatcher achieves cabinet rank as Education Secretary * Mangala-Zukra bhukti * Zukra lagnesha

Rahu Mahadasha * age 47 until age 65

Janma Sade-Sati Simha-11 Sep-1977 until Nov-1979

04-May-1979 * MRT becomes UK Prime Minister, breaking through long-standing cultural barriers of class and gender (MRT age 53) * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 5-political elections ++ Sade-Sati

spring 1982 MRT achieves tremendous popularity for her aggressive handling of distant Falklands War * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 12-distant lands

Oct-1984 Attempted Irish Republican Army (IRA) assassination in a Brighton hotel comes very close; many of her colleagues among the wounded and dead (MRT age 59) * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 8 dangerous conditions, catastrophe

Guru Mahadasha * age 65 until age 81

28-Nov-1990 conclusion of UK-PM tenure. MRT stands again for election to backbench (MRT age 65) * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 10th navamsha

1992 MRT retires from active politics * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 4-retirement

26-Jun-2003 grieved the decease of lifepartner Denis Thatcher (his age 88) following nearly 52 years of marriage * Guru-Mangala bhukti * Surya-yuti-Kuja * Mangala gives effect of Surya ruler of 7th-from-7th-from-Chandra

Shani mahadasha * age 81 until decease age 88

08-Apr-2013 decease (MRT age 87) * Shani-Ketu bhukti

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Margaret Thatcher early career

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka


  • Surya-Kanya * Poshanya * Pushna * the nourisher
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds, brightly contemplative, focus on seclusion, invisible light-source provides private guidance, intuitive entitlements, intelligence for interior prayer, eye on imagination * sparkling center of the clairsentient drama
  • Surya-yuti-Kuja * confidently progressive, bright warrior, creatively intelligent brother-figures, self-reflexive political pursuits, champion of brilliant ideals, competitive father, entitled to conquer and win, radiantly pioneering


pitrikaraka Surya = atmakaraka, indicating the salient importance of the father and his political opinions.

MRT's relationship to her father was complex. Her marketing handlers promoted the narrative of her conservative father's formative influence upon her political and economic views. Dad's influence is confirmed by Dharmesha Budha in bhava-1 = applying a powerful mental process containing ideology (9) and the views of the patron ( 9) to the core social personality.

Yet, Surya in bhava-12 suggests a withdrawn father sequestered in the impermeable safety of his own imagination (12). Surya-Kanya can be self-righteously criticizing and accusatory. Dad spent his entire adult life in one dreary town, where he built a grocery business and participated in civic life. Dad had strongly voiced opinions, but he also ensured that his opinions were not significantly challenged by those with other background experience.

Biographers claim that MRT left both of her parents, and their narrow worldview, behind in Grantham when she married the man of her choice, who was a divorcee. Her father left an estate, but he bequeathed no inheritance whatsoever to MRT.


Surya in bhava-12 ruling economics Chandra-11 * has the power to propel MRT into high positions of political (Simha) responsibility related to matters of 11 such as economic systems, community linkage, and networks of social participation toward common goals..

UK-PM Path to Power 1925-2013 Margaret Thatcher developed a deeply emotional (Chandra) and highly politicized (Simha) commitment to the application of classical economic theory to a large nationalized and socialized post-industrial financial culture (Chandra culture).

While always embattled (Kuja with Vriddhipati Surya) MRT's marketplace (11) policies were imposed systematically (11) under her extended leadership regime.

Surya-yuti-Kuja-12 research. Although she only briefly practiced the science of chemistry, young Margaret Roberts received a superior research education including scientific skills training under a Nobel-prize winning female professor.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Simha * comforted by rhythmic creative display
  • Chandra in Magha * comforted by dramatic, wandering observance * protectors of three-fires ceremony, glorious visions, unlimited magic
  • Chandra in classroom-11 * comfort in networks, familiar with connection, routine webworks, settled into the rhythm of community participation, needs to feel the repeating pulse of economic gain, soothed by social linkage; undulating friendships


Mom = Beatrice Roberts. Biographers note an early incompatibility followed by distancing between mother and daughter. Ketu in classroom-4 often indicates disengaged parents, particularly the mother. The mismatch is compounded by Chandra in classroom-11 located in 8th-from-4th ++ 8th-from-Ketu, connoting a permanent unreliability in the childhood home and the mother.


suggests a lifelong affiliation and emotional comfort with large-group networking, fundraising efforts, and with economic systems



  • bhava-5 = politics, gambling, sports betting, speculative finance, business = 3rd-from-3rd
  • MRT married a businessman with a penchant for sports betting and curious investments

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Kanya * vigorous pursuit of logical argumentation * proactive medication * thrust toward service * push toward unfairness * champion of litigious accusation, medical treatment plans, aggressive indictments, investigative journalism
  • Mangala in bhava-12 * drive toward privacy, pursuit of inner guidance, invaders from distant lands, hyperactive ancestors, seeking sanctuary, clairsentient dynamics, energized invisible conquests, phantoms of aggressive competition, innovative research, progressive action in distant lands, imaginative discovery
  • 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

Mangala in bhava-12

Mangala-Kanya rules 2-speech ++ 7-negotiations. Kuja introduces an element of injustice (Kanya) pollution (Kanya) and exploitation (Kanya) of laborers (Kanya)

Mangala is weakened by combustion (asta) being only 10 degrees away from fiery Surya

Mangala Mahadasha * age 40 until age 47 == 1965 until 1972

Although it was a large step forward (Mangala forward) toward her goal of broad recognition and support, MRT did not enjoy being Education Secretary.

Her tenure as Education Secretary coincided with high levels of student protest radicalism. Rough-riding, adversarial British politics was expressing in aggressive, accusatory ways Mangala-Kanya.

Popular discourse regarding tax supported public education seemed to be moving inescapably leftward, against her rightward ideological conservative wishes. MRT was demonized in the press and her speeches were heckled by protestors. * Mangala-Kanya aggressive criticism, accusations

margaretthatcher.jpgBudha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Thula * articulation of contracts, equable arrangements, balanced designs, agreeable pronouncements, messages about negotiation and parity, equable arrangements, balanced designs
  • Budha in bhava-1 * digbala * narrative of body, bifurcated self-image, discusses physical appearance, describer of embodiment, explainer of tangible self, delivers instructions for self-characterization, articulation of communicative movement, animated gestures, talks about personality, details the two-sided identity.
  • Budha-yuti-Shani * explainer of rules and systems * affinity for regulatory, law-imposing roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of maturity and responsibility, message of institutional order, talkative elders


empowered by the yogakaraka Shani-Thula-1 * uttama

Budha-yuti-Shani-uttama == Raja Yoga == Budha rules 9 ++ uttama-Shani rules 5

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Dhanuzya * mulatrikona * much philosophy, broad worldview, doctrine of inclusive diversity, humanistic guidance, expands the scope of belief, multiple theories, many sacred teachings
  • Guru in bhava-3 * many messages, much commerce, many photographs, many publications, many collaborators, many transactions, many tours, frequent business trips, many sales, numerous discussions, much detailed interaction, extensive communications. Sibling-cohort ensemble identity = evangelistic growth, expansion of message, more meetings


Guru drishti into Chandra assures the production of children despite a superwoman career workload.

5th-from-Chandra, indicating her twin children = Guru in bhava-3 MRT's son matured into a businessman (3) of questionable character, while her daughter matured into a journalist (3). Guru is a difficult pattern for Thula nativities, associated with crime (6) illness (6) complaint (6) and criticism (6) all of which beset her children.

Guru dhavakaraka image of the husband * Guru rules 6-military service

Husband Denis Thatcher was framed into a strong public-relations spin identity based in his international military service in WW-2, followed by his voluntary military service continuations

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Vrizchika * appreciation of penetrating discovery, likes mysteries, attracted to danger, pleasures of covert power, enjoys hidden assets, aesthetic of occult secrecy
  • Zukra-2 * swabhava * pleasure of gathered treasures, enjoys banked assets, bargains toward collected equity; feminine-figures predominate the family, gracious storyteller, preserved, linguistic, voiced, * pleasing designs to adorn the face, mouth, jaw, neck, teeth, and hair * historical values, appreciation of speech-and-song

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

* Sasaya Yoga

  • Shani-Thula * uttama * heavy old agreements * mandatory bargaining * strict rules for making agreements * vital energy compression stress zone = kidney-pancreas * rigidly regulated match-making * limitations upon socially approved partnerships * must honor the lowest-common-denominator in deal-making * common law for fair-exchange * must materialize orderly social justice * must work in structures of unyielding diplomacy * must cooperate with slow elderly counselors* must trade within statutory requirements * must continue conventional negotiations despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-1 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious personality. One must act under pressure, have to move but slowly, push forward against stiff limitations; cautious, conventional identity; tense competition, chronic impeded movement, muscle cramps. Heavy legacy pressure against free movement. Resistance to new ideas and direct action. Resentment toward constriction of physical appearance. Support for socially-approved identity and conduct.
  • Shani-yuti-Budha * resistance against signaling, materialistic sibling, pragmatic coupling, limited interaction, disciplined messaging, constrained communication, regulated conversations, regulated conversations

Shani-Thula * uttama in 1-personality. Tenacious work ethic.

Shani-1 rules 4-education, and Shani represents entrenched structures. MRT's first step to PM was service in role of Education Secretary


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

kala-sarpa yoga Ghataka * extreme strengthening of focus amplifies both Rahu's ambitions for attainment of 10 and Ketu's disinterest in the comforts of 4

  • Rahu-Karkata * shimmering illusion of security * craving for customary rhythms * risky policing * mirage of home and shelter * mask of ancestral belonging to a habitual place * tantalizing acts of protective defense * over-reaching patriotism * fabulous farms and fisheries * fascinating ethnic routines * marvelous localities * intriguing owned properties * extraordinary cetaceans * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of motherliness, nationalism, loyalty to the homeland * seeks privilege via parent-rolesr
  • Rahu in bhava-10 * passion for leadership power * in swabhava of Sober Shani, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual iconic, symbolic, representational, government, executive authority, social status. Risk-rewarding Rahu-10 desires an important regulating role in materially privileged, socially visible ranks. Exciting, potentially fraudulent, opportunistic character of the leaders, bosses and government officials. Thrives in culturally-mixed legislative, executive settings. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a boss, an authority-figure, a decision-maker, a legislator, a tyrant. Rahu-10 trespasses the cultural boundaries of governance authority, social dignity. Thrilling hunger for high-recognition, empowered reputation, respect. Ambition of the father's family

Authoritative, executive, commanding Rahu in bhava-10 occupies the invisible-dealings 12th-from-Chandra

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Makara-Draco * dissociates from social authority, incomplete hierarchy, empty rules, dissolute laws, severed execution of duties, not limited by conventions, ignores restriction on rank and status, applies structure 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.

kala-sarpa yoga Ghataka * extreme strengthening of focus amplifies both Rahu's ambitions for attainment of 10 and Ketu's disinterest in the comforts of 4

MRTs autobiographical writings make no mention of her mother. According to MRT, after early teen years, MRT "had nothing to say" to her mother.


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