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1962-2009 * USA Senator Massachusetts

Champion of American Liberal-Progressive Policies

Ted Kennedy

a.k.a. Edward Moore Kennedy

Earthbody-Entry Monday-22-Feb-1932

Earthbody-Exit 25-August-2009 (age 77)


USA Senator-Massachusetts from 1962 until 2009 * Edward "Teddy" Kennedy * 1932-2009

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Krittika * Pleyades * Riksya * Agneya

BPL commentary

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

Father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of the Pleyades. Their purpose is confidence-raising and light-bringing in creative pursuit of values fulfillment.

Radiant Certainty

Agneya-born gentlemen are often found in politics, in gambling and speculation, or in creative finance.Natural dramatists, Riksya-born are brightly idealistic and self-directed seekers of attention.

Mesha pada 1 represents nakshatrapathi Surya's empowerment in romance and celebrity entitlements. In the rashi of Champion Mangala, sparkling Surya asserts radiant genius. Typically pada 1 are dramatists, politicians, royalty, celebrity, creative artists, and unique charismatic figures.

Vrishabha-pada-2-3-4 express the tension between two-party bargainer Zukra versus one-party autocratic singular nakshatrapathi Surya. Often the intelligence of pada 2-3-4 is focused into the Values-fulfilling sectors of banking and finance, natural resource conservation, music, wines and perfumes, arts, and beauty. Depending on Yogakaraka Shani ruler of 9+10, the Vrishabha pada of Krittika have a stronger propensity toward government positions.

Themes of self-importance, individual entitlement, creativity, and confidence may contextualize Krittika's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Krittika

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 80

"A proud, dignified, and honorable person

  • - an executive type.

He is very ambitious and eager for power

  • and has the ability to achieve his desires.

He has an innate sense of the importance of his destiny .

He expects everything to come to him as his due

  • and usually gets what he sets out to obtain ."


Ted Kennedy, 1967 * Seattle Municipal Archives ... Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar


Kennedy Brothers in 1960: John, Robert, Teddy

Zukra Mahadasha * age birth until age 14

22-Feb-1932 Earth-birth in Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA * Zukra-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 2-7

Surya Mahadasha* age 14 until 20

Janma Sade-Sati Simha Jul-1948 until Sept-1950

Chandra Mahadasha * age 20 until 30

29-Nov-1958 exchange of vows in marriage-1 * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules navamsha-7 * R-K gochara Kanya-Meena contact natal R-K

27-Feb-1960 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Chandra-Zukra bhukti * Zukra lagnesha

Nov-1960 John Kennedy wins POTUS-35 election * Chandra-Zukra bhukti * Zukra lagnesha

Mangala Mahadasha * age 30 until 37

22-Nov-1963 brother assassinated POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy * Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 8-shock, sudden identity change

19-Jun-1964 severe injuries from airplane crash with long hospitalization * Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 8-shock, trauma, emergency

06-June-1968 brother, US Attorney-General Robert Kennedy, assassinated * Mangala-Surya bhukti

Rahu Mahadasha * age 37 until 55

18-July-1969 Chappaquiddick scandal * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Zukra rogesha accusations * uttama-Zukra-yuti-Rahu

18-Nov-1969 * decease of father Joseph Kennedy * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

Jan-1970 Inquest into the fatal accident. No findings. Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

April-1970 Grand Jury convened to judge responsibility for the fatal accident. No evidence was made available to the Jury. No indictment. * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

Jan-1981 divorce-1* Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rogesha divorce * uttama-Zukra-yuti-Rahu challenges social taboo

Guru Mahadasha * age 55 until 71

03-July-1992 marriage-2 (age 60) * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules navamsha-7 * R-K gochara Dhanuzya-Mithunaya contact navamsha Zukra * Budha rules 2nd-from-Chandra

22-Jan-1995 grieved the decease of mother Rose Kennedy * Guru-Zukra bhukti

Shani mahadasha * age 71 until decease age 77

25-Aug-2009 Earthbody-Exit via brain cancer (age 77 ) * Shani-Ketu bhukti * chidrakaraka Ketu

Prominent features of the nativity


Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Kumbha * Arka * the radiator * radio
  • Surya in bhava-10 * digbala * center of hierarchy, brightly governing, intelligence for regulation, focus on social order, regulatory entitlements, eye on high position, radiant reputation * sparkling center of the leadership drama
  • 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, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive, entitled to discuss, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive


Ted Kennedy's father was the Boston financier Joseph Kennedy. Graha yuti-Surya show the complexity of the father's personality and social position.

His father was a top executive and governance figure who operated and invested in numerous companies, served as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (Kumbha) and US Ambassador to UK.

  • Surya in bhava-10 indicates a father with high social authority.
  • Surya-yuti-Kuja raises the entitlement (Surya) and the deal-making (Mangala rules 7) and the engagement with foreign lands (Kuja rules-12).
  • Surya-yuti-Budha raises the entitlement (Surya) and the financial capabilities (Budha rules-2) and the political engagement (Budha rules-5).
  • uttama Zukra-yuti-Rahu in 2nd-from-Surya (father's assets) indicates the father's luxury-seeking financial passions. Not all of the financial opportunities were legal, as would be expected with Rahu.


Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Simha * comforted by rhythmic creative display
  • Chandra in Purvaphalguni * comforted by sparkling luxury * protectors of musical entertainments, radiant style, brilliant beauty
  • Chandra in classroom-4 * digbala * comfort in routines, familiar with ruts, rates, roots, routine rituals; soothed by customary habits, needs to feel the repeating pulse of foundation-building, anchoring, stabilizing, gardening; settled into the rhythm of home-keeping and kitchens, undulating patriotism


Teddy Kennedy's mother Chandra-Simha Mrs. Rose Kennedy was a political figure (Simha) in her local area of Boston, Massachusetts (Chandra-4). She was the mother of three prominent American national-level politicians: Teddy, US Attorney-general Bobby Kennedy (assassinated) and most famously the elder brother POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy .

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership


  • Lifepartner-1 serves to uphold the public reputation. First marriage is complex due to 10 contains Surya + asta-Kuja + Budha, while karmesha Shani-9 tends to drain the vigor from 10 due to overemphasis on orthodoxy and conventional expectations.


  • Lifepartner-2 = Ketu-5. Disconnected due to age (partner-2 = 22 years younger than native) but assisted by helpful Budha rules 2-5. Budha-10 rules 10th-from-5 (dignified 2nd marriage) The second union was reckoned to have restored his long-faltering public reputation, and returned his governance productivity following decades of distraction.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Kumbha * vigorous pursuit of community systems * proactive linking * push toward regulated networks * champion of distributed associations
  • Mangala in bhava-10 * dig-bala * drive toward leadership, pursuit of social authority, invasive regulation, energized governing 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
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * communicative competitions, energized communication, dynamic reporting, masculine force joins messaging signal, potential for aggressive gestures, speech, and writing

Ashtangata Mangala-10 within 4 degree of Surya-Kumbha-10

Kennedy's lifelong political career was weakened by Ashta Mangala but strengthened by the drishti of political Chandra-Simha. The public (10) perceived TK as a symbol (10, roles) of economic connectivity (Kumbha) and increased social participation (Kumbha) for the masses and the classes (Kumbha). Kumbha social participation, linkage, networks. Without politicizing Chandra drishti from his mother, he likely would have excelled in executive, regulatory roles within economic or scientific environments. However Chandra injects a ray of foundational political feeling from his mother.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Kumbha * connecting communications, systematic pronouncements, articulation of social-scientific networks, descriptive inter-webbed definitions, messages about communities and economies, explains large-scale social participation linkage, large-scale social participation linkage
  • Budha in bhava-10 narrative of leadership, responsibility, maintenance of the social order * explainer of governance, describer of decision-making, delivers instructions about the lawful procedures, talks about social authority, hierarchy, promotion, rank, class, status, respect, dignity, position
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * 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
  • Budha-yuti-Mangala * explainer of competitive energies, articulation of forward action, message of innovation and forward movement, outspoken, fraternal conversations, aggressive communications, talkative brother-figures, outspoken

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Karkata * uttama * much shelter, many caretakers, believes in ancestral ways and rhythms, doctrine of ancient ways, expansive security, expands the scope of the local settlement, develops farms and gardens, multiple dwellings, many parent-figures
  • 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

Atmakaraka = nichha-D9 = uttama D1= Guru-3 * generosity, charity, expansion, permission; but nichha-Guru in navamsha-11 shows overconfidence in friendships

uttama-Guru rules the 10th navamsha

Uttama-Guru-3 grants a blessing of collegiality and benevolence in matters of 3 such as committee work, commerce, communications, media-messaging, meetings and memoranda, and particularly the sibling-cousin cohort.

uttama Guru casts drishti into

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka lagnesha

  • Zukra-Meena * uttama * appreciation of music-arts, pleasures of imagination, enjoys symbolic clairsentience, dreamlike arrangements
  • Zukra -11 * pleasure of community linkage, enjoys network equity, feminine-figures have social-participation, balanced economies, graciously inter-knit community, appreciation of friendships, seeks economic justice
  • Zukra-yuti-Rahu * sweetened adventure, gracious ambition, appreciation for exciting opportunism, masked negotiations, over-reaching agreements, exceptional beauty, enjoys cultural mixing * arrangements according to thrilling adventures, over-reaching agreements, exceptional beauty, enjoys cultural mixing * arrangements according to thrilling adventure

Zukra -11 * Champion of social participation in economic systems, access to healthcare and education, integration of marginalized populations

Zukra-uttama-lagnesha rules Vrishabha radical lagna =10th-from-Chandra

lagnesha Zukra from Vrishabha

  • rules (1) personality self, uniqueness
  • rules (6) victim narrative, poverty, crimes, accusations, inequity. Kennedy was perceived as sensitive to the plight of impoverished, marginalized groups, and his voting record over the bhukti of 47 years confirms it.

Zukra from Simha-Chandra-4

  • rules (10) public visibility
  • rules (3) documentation, photographs, media-news, committee cohort, siblings

Zukra-yuti-Rahu ruling 10th-from-Chandra suggests a remarkable career in matters of bhava-11 = community linkage, social participation projects, economic justice, arts and music, but also excessive (Rahu) ambition regarding women, beauty, and liquors

Imaginative, sweets-seeking, ambitious, volatile and passionate uttama- Zukra-yuti-Rahu occupies the constantly-transforming 8th-from-Chandra = bhava-11 goals, achievements, revenues

Treasury Zukra

At the time of 2009 decease, TK's was an HNWI with net worth estimated at more than $150million_USD.

Kakatra-karaka Zukra

TK's Zukra = lagnesha-rogesha. Two feminine-figure marriage partners

  • Rahu = exchange of vows in marriage-1 to a beautiful, fertile fashion model. Yet the union was riddled by alcoholism and infidelity (rogesha uttama-Zukra-yuti-Rahu). Discipline enhanced by drishti from doctrinal Shani-11. Fertility enhanced by incoming drishti from ruler uttama-Guru. Zukra is uncomfortable in Meena due to ruling 3-8 from Meena lagna and Zukra amplified by Rahu, suggesting that the wife although a beautiful fashion model (uttama-Zukra) would also suffer from mental churning (3) and self-destructive (8) behaviors.
  • Zukra = Marriage-2 = 8th-from-Zukra = Thula-6, also ruled by rogesha uttama-Zukra-yuti-Rahu and also absorbing regulatory drishti from Shani, but free from the over-expansive, emergency-generating drishti of uttama-Guru randhresha. His second marriage was reckoned to be re-orienting, stabilizing, and allowed him to finally mature. It also increased his commitment to servicing the underprivileged (6). Zukra is transformative and healing in Thula due to ruling 1-8 , suggesting that the second wife would provide a healing influence despite the ongoing volatility of his life reality.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Makara-Draco * old hierarchies, pressured duty, old rules, pressured knees, imposed laws, must govern with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-9 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious paradigm of belief. One must preach the old doctrine, old principles; punitive, unyielding ideologies, cautious, conventional father-figures; tense and fearful religious teachers, chronic rigidity of worldview; heavy legacy pressure against freely chosen convictions. Resistance to new teachings. Preacher's fatigue. Resentment toward changes in catechism. Intolerance for sacerdotal innovation. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as high priest, guru-figure, professor, rabbi, sermonizer, proselyte, Old Believer.

sober but celebrity-political in nature, the governing, orderly, Shani-9 creates regulatory patterns throughout the nativity:

  • structuring, swa-kshetra Shani rules karakamsha
  • structuring, swa-kshetra Shani rules arudha lagna
  • Shani ruled Uttarabhadrapada lagna = D-10 and D-9

Shani-9 maintains the old paradigms of belief in principle, law, order

  • 47 years in USA Congress; never lost an election

His Kumbha-10 is ruled by Shani-9 which overemphasizes doctrine and drains the reputation. 7th-from-Chandra-4 = Kumbha-10 shows that the first marriage partner is also afflicted by Shani in 12th-from-10th, suggesting isolation and seclusion into a Shani-controlled presentation of conventionalism and orthodoxy.

Bhava-9 Makara arudha lagna also indicates the public perception that he was a patriarchal figure, working from humanistic philosophical principles; whatever his personal failings, the social guidance and advocacy provided by Kennedy was valued highly in his society.

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

  • Rahu-Meena * 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
  • Rahu in bhava-11 * passion for prizes, achievements * in Roguish Rahu's swabhava co-ruled with Sober Shani ,* the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual social goals and economic attainments. Desires an important, linkage role in social participation and financial networks. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious friends. Craves profit and gain. Rahu-11 thrives in culturally-mixed commodity-exchange systems. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a friend, a voluntary linker, an economic achiever, a relative of the father's people. Rahu-11 trespasses the cultural boundaries of friendship and community. Boundary-breeching, risk-rewarding Rahu typically enjoys material success in marketplace profits, revenue, earnings due to His social-participation genius.
  • Zukra-yuti-Rahu * amplified attractions, magnified beauty. exotic art-music, tricky partners, opportunistic feminine-figures, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of luxuriously lovely pleasures, hypnotic arrangements, gracious balance of cross-cultural mixing

Rahu-Rahu swabhukti = Chappaquiddick scandal

Zukra-yuti-Rahu-11 occupies 8th-from-Chandra = secrecy, sudden unexpected changes, transformation of identity, hidden truths

the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra = catastrophic (8), nearly career-annihilating event. Kennedy was driving a car with a young woman staff-member passenger. Coming home after a party, the car plunged off a bridge, into a dark river. The woman drowned. Senator Kennedy swam to safety. Despite the fact that he did not notify the police until ten hours after the fatal accident, he escaped all criminal consequences.

Teddy Kennedy was famously accused but not convicted in the automobile crash and drowning death of his campaign staff worker. Despite being the driver of the car, and not having attempted whatsoever to rescue her, he claimed to be fully innocent in his actions. He seemed (to the public) permanently unconcerned with impact of this violent event upon the woman and her family.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

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

Ketu-5 children

Ketu's ruler Budha-Kumbha-10 occupies 6th-from-Ketu

All of Ted Kennedy's three children suffered from the disease of cancer. His eldest child Kara (1960-2011) developed lung cancer. In early childhood, Edward Kennedy Jr. (b. 1961) had his leg amputated (Ketu) due to bone cancer. In 1988, Patrick Kennedy (b. 1967) had a tumor removed near his spine.

Political Elections 5

With no previous experience, young Ted Kennedy ran (was told by his father to run) for the Senate seat that had been held by his elder brother POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy.

Uttama-Zukra-yuti-Rahu cast drishti into 5, and Mangala in bhava-10 supported by Budha-yuti-Surya also cast drishti into 5

Hailing from an elite political family, he won the first election handily, with little campaign effort. The decades rolled onward and his personal behavior caused considerable negative publicity. Yet, TK said that he did not care about politics, and would only stay as long as the electorate wanted him to serve. His disregard (Ketu) for conventional conduct was obvious. Nevertheless, the seat remained his through a lifetime cycle of elections every six years (US Senate term) until his decease age 77, totaling 47 years in the Senate.


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