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born in colonial British America

Free Mason


preceded by

succeeded by

Lifepartner with

Friend and supporter of

Adversary and political opponent of

Involved with the family and regime of


James Monroe in 1816 [age 58]

Whitehouse portrait by John Vanderlyn

from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery


POTUS-05 [1817-1825]

USA Secretary of State + War [1811-1817]

USA Minister to the Court of St. James [1803-1807]

Governor of Virginia [1800-1802 + 1811]

USA Minister to France [1794-1796 + 1803]

USA Senator from Virginia [1790-1794]

Congressional Congress [1783-1783]

slave-plantation farmer


Founding Father

James Monroe

Earth-birth Friday-28-Apr-1758

dematerialization 04-Jul-1831 [age 72]

Nativity of Elizabeth Kortright Monroe

Members of the Founding Fathers Group


POTUS-05 [1817 until 1825]

author of Monroe Doctrine

Governor of Virginia

American ambassador to France

slave-plantation owner

James Monroe


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tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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- adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Public-Figure Examples


Kita - Thrikketta


For Jyeṣṭha births of a masculine valence, the condition of conversational, discursive, explanatory, instructional, argumentative, commercializing, evangelical Kumara may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Budha-ruled paradigm of Varta, siblings, cousins, schoolmates, bandmates, team-mates, entourage, ensemble, neighbors, managers, cohort, coterie, collaborative group, publishers, messengers, merchants, commercial agents, reporters, writers, scripts, plans, schedules, instructions, radio-television-internet, news-media, conferences, committees, discussions, travel itineraries, and texts may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Antares.

Their purpose is to communicate a forceful, dynamic, healing regeneration cycle via sexual energy transfer and discovery of secrets.

Penetrating Communications

[Budha-ruled] Jyeṣṭha gentlemen are typically outspoken, incisive and decisive, competitive, descriptive, and energetic communicators. Thrikketta-born maintain a deep sense of mental seniority. Capable writers, Ketta men are quick-witted and skilled in handcraft. Articulate and pro-active to the point of verbal aggression, they find a ready audience on topics of a mysterious, apocryphal, hidden, or forbidden nature.

Thriketta fellows may be handlers of secrets of a sexual, psychological, political, military, engineering, or financial nature.

Masters of verbal control and manipulation, Zakra chaps are often found in politics. Due to the influence of nakshatra-pati Budha, often Jyeṣṭha -born use words to manage an ever-transforming experience of power.

In the process of channeling these mysterious and compelling kinetic energies, Thriketta men may engage in sexual intrigue and dangerous liaisons. Ketta-born are natural psychologists. Jyestha can become transformative healers when their sexual energy consciousness evolves.

Themes of verbal contest, sexual energy transfer, and healing discovery may contextualize Jyeṣṭha 's terrestrial experience. Also applicable to Chandra in Jyeṣṭha - Antares

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 85

" A dark and sensitive nature ...

  • superficially religious

  • but are hypocrites at heart.

On the surface they are respectable, law abiding citizens, ostensible church-goers,

  • but secretly their morals are loose

  • and their tempers passionate.

Smooth, oily, and suave to all appearances,

  • they carry in their hearts schemes and thoughts which might not stand the light of day."


James Monroe at age 61 in 1819


Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

[Surya Mahadasha] [age birth until age 5.3]

Fri-28-Apr-1758 Earth-birth in the Westmoreland County farm enclave called Monroe Hall, Virginia Colony, British America * Surya-Chandra bhukti

[Chandra Mahadasha] [age 5.3 until age 15.3]

[Mangala Mahadasha] [age 15.3 until age 22.3]

1774 [JM age 16] grieved the decease of father - Mangala-Rahu bhukti

1774 [JM age 16] enrolled by his maternal uncle into the College of William and Mary, but leaves after a year to fight in the American Revolutionary War * Mangala-Rahu bhukti

1776 [JM age 18] begins military officer work in the Continental Army, serving under General George Washington in New York * Mangala-Shani bhukti * Shani hierarchy rules 4-defense

1777 [JM age 19] makes a successful guerilla attack on enemy encampment - although he nearly died of a shoulder injury * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha randhresha catastrophic danger

[Rahu Mahadasha] [age 22.3 until age 40.3]

1780-1783 [JM age 21-24] studied law under his mentor, Thomas Jefferson * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti * Rahu-9 theory, principles, doctrine

1783 [JM age 24] law license, begins law practice * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

1785 [JM age 26] meets beautiful 16-yo scion of Dutch shipping fortunes, Elizabeth Kortrijk, at a theatre performance in New York * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules Makara svamsha

[16-Feb-1786 [Elizabeth age 17] [JM age 27] consecration of marriage-1-of-1 with the wealthy, educated New York heiress, Elizabeth Kortrijk * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules Makara svamsha ++ samchara Rahu-Ketu via Makara-Karkata contact natal R-K

Dec-1786 [JM age 28] celebrated the birth of child-1, daughter * Rahu-Shani bhukti

1788 [JM age 30] chosen as Virginia delegate to the USA Constitutional Convention. Against more conservative voices, JM helps to include the populist Bill of Rights, along with direct election of federal senators * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 11-assemblies

1794 [JM age 36] appointed USA ambassador to France by George Washington In France, befriends the family of Napoleon Bonaparte. Monroe became a supporter of the principles [9] of the French Revolution * Rahu-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rules 7-diplomacy, relationships

[Guru Mahadasha] [age 40.3 until age 56.3]

Oct-1799 [JM age 41] slave uprising Gabriel's Conspiracy targets Monroe. Slave activists are swiftly and violently suppressed * Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru rules 4th-from-Chandra, politics of farmland

Dec-1799 [JM age 41] elected Governor of Virginia - Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru-1 rules 5-politics, elections

1800 [JM age 42] Elizabeth begins to withdraw from public events, as her health begins to decline, marked by seizures and weakness. However, she is generally able to perform necessary functions with assistance from their teenage daughters. * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 12th-from-Shukra

1803 [JM age 42] the Louisiana Purchase which Monroe helped arrange is approved * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 11-goals, achievements

[Shani Mahadasha] [age 56.3 until decease age 72 [includes POTUS-5 = 1817-1825]

In the year 1815, one in every eight Americans was a slave [12.5%].

During the War of 1812 [1812-1815] more soldiers died from infectious disease than from weapons.

07-Feb-1815 [JM age 57] official end of the War of 1812, in which the rampaging British Army had caused massive damage tof USA shipping, roadways, and commercial infrastructure * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani-4 rules 4-land boundaries, nationalism, governance infrastructure

04-Dec-1816 [JM age 58] elected POTUS-05 * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani-4 rules 4-land boundaries, nationalism, governance infrastructure + Shani rules governing Makara svamsha

1819 [JM age 61] begin the Panic of 1819, an economic catastrophe which would endure until 1823 * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 11-marketplace

06-Dec 1820 [JM age 62] re-elected POTUS-05. The Federalist Party disintegrates [Ketu] during the election cycle, allowing Monroe to win virtually unopposed [Ketu] * Shani-Ketu bhukti

02-Dec-1823 [JM age 65] formally announced the Monroe Doctrine during a speech to Congress * Shani-Shukra bhukti* Shukra rules 7 diplomatic arrangements

04-Mar-1825 [JM age 67] retirement from POTUS-5 duties. Facing severe debt, slave-plantation is sold. Move to a home near WDC. * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya -6 debt rules 10-honor, respect in capital city.

23-Sep-1830 [JM age 71] grieved the decease of lifepartner Elizabeth Monroe, from effects of untreated epilepsy and severe burns * Shani-Rahu bhukti

04-Jul-1831 [JM age 72] ten months after EKM's decease, JM dematerialization via heart failure and tuberculosis [grief] * Shani-Guru chidradasha * maraka Guru rules 2

Prominent Features of the Nativity


pitri-karaka [father] jyoti-karaka [light]


[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

[aristocratic confidence in adversarial settings]

[glorious center of conflict and conquest]

[bright leadership in times of egriegious injustice]


[ministering-logical Bharani-2] [navamsha Surya-Kanya] intuitively confident stabilizing securing [4] service

  • [Surya-Mesha] Suryaya - the supreme one * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the vital competitive dominating rashi of Mangala
  • [Surya in bhava-6] center of sparkling service * brightly conflicted * focus on imbalance * eye on exploitation * charming social worker * poverty entitlements * shines light into broken promises * confident litigation * self-righteous accusations * politics of pollution * intelligence for medicine * smart crimes * dramatizes suffering * gambles with addictions * central roles in conflict zones * bright center of war * father may serve in medicine-military-ministry * or father may be sick-addicted-abusive-poor


[karmesha] [uchcha] conflicted, medicating, litigious, helping, ministering [Surya in bhava-6] rules

  • 10-public order, governance, hierarchical position, institutional authority, command, social responsibility, organizational leadership


[Surya in bhava-6] resides in the political, displaying, self-confident [5th-from-Chandra]


[uchcha-Surya-6 karmesha]

Dad = Spence Monroe, hailing from the Scottish clan Munro via an immigrant ancestor who fled England in the 1640's. In the ensuing years, a cluster of Monroe families grew in Westmoreland County.

10th-from-Surya father's profession = 3 handcraft

In addition to operating an inherited slave-labor and family-labor plantation, dad was a cabinetmaker, skilled carpenter, and builder.

Dad's leadership role-model

[karmesha in 6] is often a leader of adversarial, argumentative, or aggrieved constituencies. Dad was politically recognized in the America Revolutionary movement.

  • Expressing confidence [Surya-Mesha] that a rag-tag group of farmers could demand a response from the wealthy, heavily armed, dominating British Crown, Spence signed 1765 Westmoreland Protests against the British Stamp Act.

Dad is Mad

[Surya-Mesha] represents supreme empowerment. [Kuja-yuti-Rahu] [9] shows dad's over-reaching, ideologically driven, and often angry actions. The farmers were mad.

  • Their protest generated a 13-colony boycott of all British imports. Crippled by colonial resistance, the British Parliament repealed the stamp tax.

Shani-4 drishti into Surya-6 labor = hard work, and lots of it

Although socially dad was a member of the aristocratic planter class [Surya-Mesha-uchcha] Dad's agricultural plantation [4] could barely support the family and its slave-workers.


generally indicates misfortune for the father

[nicha-Kuja-yuti-Rahu] [9] suggests an ill-tempered, aggressive, or passive-aggressive father.

  • following a life of hard-work on a large but unproductive farm, anger at taxation without representation, and probably lots of other trouble
  • Dad died age 47

The same difficulty would beset James

JM inherited and purchased considerable farms and slaves throughout his lifetime. Yet, James carried so much responsibility for regional governance [Shani in Bhava-4] that his personal properties were under-resourced [Shani-4] . Eventually the farms cost him more than they produced.

Shani's 3rd drishti into Surya = end-of-life Shani Mahadasha

JM had expensive tastes and he loved to party [uchcha] theatrical, displaying, musical [Shukra-5]] He also interpreted his entertaining expenses as professional obligations. - uchcha-Surya karmesha. Having spent his entire life in public service, until his Shani Mahadasha hit at his age 56,

JM was optimistic about recouping his losses

[Atmakaraka] [believing Guru in bhava-1] drishti into [Shukra-Meena] [5] parties

Believing that he was entitled to be reimbursed for decades of parties, clothes, and transportation expenses, JM just kept shelling out. He entertained in Virginia, in New York, in London, in Paris. He enjoyed music, fine textiles, and genteel lodgings for himself and his family. His generosity [Guru-1] and luxurious amusements [Shukra-5] were - in his mind - necessary to accomplish the goals of the government.

End-of-life Shani Mahadasha overwhelms Surya

Shani's learning themes of scarcity, lawful limits, and retardation started the perfect storm of Surya impacts

  • long-neglected plantation operations [4] Shani-4
  • depletion of his once-plentiful capital due to unreimbursed elite lifestyle expenses [uchcha-Surya-6]
  • ssevere health issues for his wife, including epilepsy and injuries from seizures due to work stress = Shani drishti into Simha-10, 6th-from-Shukra, and also ruled by Surya intaking Shani drishti

Shani casts 3rd-administrative drishti in Surya-6 ++ 10th-social-duty drishti into Guru-1.

  • During Shani Mahadasha , the educated and privileged JM fell into serious debt, due to unrecovered political entertaining expenses [Surya] along with losses from unproductive farms [4] = Shani's drishti upon Surya-6.

James Madison ++ Dolley Payne Madison,, JM + EKM's predecessors, had a similar experience. James was born into plantation-based wealth. Yet he and Dolley both died in near poverty, after dedicating their lives to birthing the governance of the New Republicr.


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[philosophical-doctrinal dharmesha for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

[comforted by heritage beliefs]

[settled into rhythmic received teachings]

[needs to feel wisely guided]

[emotionally attuned to doctrinal stories]

[mother may be the inspirational center of the family]


[optimistic-believing Uttarāṣāḍha-1] [navamsha Chandra-Dhanus] intuitively sensitive inspirational-guiding [vargottamsha] [Pushkara navamsha]

  • [Chandra-Dhanus] comforted by customary beliefs * settled into rhythmic received teachings * needs to feel wisely guided
  • [Chandra in Uttarāṣāḍha - Vaishva] soothed by dramatic centrality * protectors of celebrity entitlement * needs political theatre
  • [Chandra in classroom-2] comfort in collections* familiar with history * needs to tell stories * accustomed to storage * nourished by heritage knowledge * settled into the rhythm of languages * feels the repeating pulse of inventory counting * emotionally attuned to accumulated values * calmed by conservation * undulating voice * intuits the incantations * acculturated to sound-speech-song * mother may be a traditionalist, historian, librarian, singer


knowledge-bearing, wealth-containing, capitalizing, heritage sustaining [Chandra in classroom-2] rules

  • 9-ideology, sacred teachings, paradigmatic belief, father-figures, preaching, life-principles, worldview, humanism, globalism


  • [folk reputation 10th-from-Chandra = profitable, connected, friendly, interlinked, minstering, aiding, argumentative Kanya-11]


Only for Vṛścika indriya- lagna, Surya becomes karmesha while Chandra becomes dharmesha. Therefore, the Vrischika born are generally provided with favorable parents, who in their own characteristic ways do prepare the child for

  • adult leadership duties [Surya]
  • understanding of human life principles [Chandra].

Mom = Elizabeth Jones, of Welsh ancestry.

According to at the University of Virginia, little is known of James Monroe's mother. Her decease is often claimed as 1772, but this is undocumented. It is only known that mom died a few years before dad's documented decease in 1774.

Dharmesha [Chandra in Pūrvāṣāḍhā - Apah] [2] suggests that mom would have been the center of the family [Soma-2] She would have been pious , philosophical, conservative, and focused on food-family-heritage.

The compatible 5-9 angle between [Surya-Mesha-6] and [Chandra-Dhanus-2] suggests that Monroe's parents were well suited to each other.

Both of his parents died during his teen years. Yet, Monroe's early childhood during Surya Mahadasha + Chandra Mahadasha [ending JM's age 15] would have been stable and powerfully influenced by the harmony between his parents.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


POTUS-pair-05 La belle Americaine 1768-1830 Elizabeth Kortright Monroe

  • bhava-8 transformative upheaval, eruption of energy, catastrophic change, hidden identity, camouflaged operations
  • Mithuna communications, conversation, writing, announcements, events, planning, schedules, messages

Secret Condition of Wife

From the time of her marriage to James Monroe, her age 17, until her mid-30's, Elizabeth Kortright Monroe was a celebrated hostess [Mithuna] who successfully promoted her husband's governance career. During EKM's twenties, the couple enjoyed a productive if volatile diplomatic career while building USA financial alliances in Britain and France.

Sadly, in her mid-thirties when JM was Governor of Virginia, EKM developed a seizure disorder which made it nearly impossible to sustain her previous level of social entertaining. The hand-arm shaking, paralysis, and contorted facial spasms were entirely unpredictable and quite terrifying to onlookers.

JM's career continued to ascend, leading into his crowning eight-years as POTUS-5. However, EKM could not tolerate more than a strict minimum of exposure. Depending upon her daughters to handle the social calendar, EKM remained largely hidden behind a haughty stance for the next 28 years until her decease age 62.

[Budha in bhava-7] ruling both secretive-8 and gainful-11 shows the complexity of EKM's career-building aid to her husband JM. Randhresha in 7 provides the skill for the lifepartner to handle confidential information, a great asset to JM. EKM did have limitations of the disease, but her accomplishments [11] were clearly invaluable to JM.

Unlike JM's successor John Quincy Adams who constantly complained about Louisa Johnson Adams' deficiencies, JM expressed only praise and appreciation for Elizabeth and their two daughters.


bhratru-karaka [brother] virya-karaka [virile]


[energizing-identifying lagnesha co-ruler of Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[karako bhavo nashto for father, patrons, chieftains, indoctrinators]

[dynamic preaching adversarial fighter-father]


[profitable-distributive Aśleṣa-3] [navamsha Mangala-Kumbha]

[Kuja-yuti-Rahu ]

  • [Mangala-Karkata] active pursuit of security * proactive nourishment * drive toward rooting + settling * vigorous defensive movement * police protector * fence-builder * push toward land ownership * promotes construction of settlements * innovative farming + fishing * energetically ethnic * champion of local cultures
  • [Mangala in bhava-9] drive toward doctrine * champion of paradigmatic belief * pursuit of patronage * dynamic preaching * philosophy of innovation * believes in conquest * aggressive or sexualized paternal energies * dominating military father-figures * growth-challenging paternal behavior
  • [Kuja-yuti-Rahu] thrill of muscular action * competitive ambition * passion to win * fascinating physicality * compulsive drive toward heroic battle * dynamic desires * champion of culture-clash * forward thrust toward opportunity * forceful pursuit of privilege


hothead [nicha-rogesha-Aśleṣa- Kuja-yuti-Rahu-9] rules

  • 1-personality, integrity, physical appearance
  • 6-conflict, hypocrisy, accusation, lawsuits, enemies
  • also dharmesha Chandra occupies 6th-from-9, adding grievance

Kuja-yuti-Rahu occupies 8th-from-Chandra

  • Monroe's career involved constant contact with the violent circumstances of the American Revolution, French Revolution, and the carnage of the American War of 1812 [French-and-Indian War] and finally the Seminole War to annihilate the indigenous southern tribes.

lagnesha and rogesha

In a complex role played only for Vṛścika indriya- lagna, Motivated Mangala becomes both lagnesha and rogesha.

One may be

  • positive in nature, direct in style, and physically mobile
  • yet often involved in disease, weaponry, physical conflict, and aggressive crime.

The complexity and contradiction of Kuja's manipulative style in Aslesha in enormously amplified by [Kuja-yuti-Rahu].

High-Impact Drishti

Amplified Kuja-9 drishti into

  • 12 - foreign political agency
  • + 3 [Ketu]
  • ++ 4 [Shani]

Amplified [nīcha] Mangala drishti into 12

shows the vicissitudes of isolation in distant lands, social invisibility,potential for imprisonment, inaccessibility, incapacitation, retreat into the imaginary, dreamlike states, events in private rooms - esp the bedroom.

Amplified [nīcha] Mangala drishti into Ketu-3

As a foreign diplomat in the crucial early years of the newly formed United States of America, JM engaged in constant literary correspondence and attended countless meetings, presentations, soirees and salons.

Kuja's drishti into His co-operator Ketu can be surprisingly energizing and psychic. Nevertheless, there is less concern about following the propert talking points and discussion parameters.

Energized Ketu-3 explains why JM over-stepped the diplomatic boundaries [nicha-Rahu-Mangala drishti] by speaking in favor of the French Revolution. A fiercely upset POTUS-1 George Washington recalled JM from duty after that famous Public Relations faux-pas [3].

Amplified [nīcha] Mangala hostile drishti into Kumbha-Shani-4

shows the work-stress upon JM's plantation obligation to supervise. Despite buyiing and selling several farms over the course of his lifetime, JM was preoccupied with social governance duties [Shani]. The farms were consistently under-resourced [Shani] and pushy Mangala in 6th-from-Shani casting animosity into Shani-4 made the situation unworkable.

JM age 15-22 during his [nīcha] [lagnesha] [rogesha] [Mangala Mahadasha]

Monroe was a fervent revolutionary fighter in youth and severely wounded in a battle against British troops.

[Kuja-yuti-Rahu] was ready, willing, and able to fight.

During Kuja-Rahu bhukti, 18 year-old Monroe dropped out of college and joined a military training camp. He spent the first half of the seven-year Kuja Mahadasha fighting in the American Revolutionary War.

Manipulative lagnesha Kuja enabled by surreptitious Rahu = a special talent for the guerilla tactics favored by General POTUS-01 American Revolution 1732-1799 George Washington. JM's early visibility to Washington was key to JM's later presidency.

Health = Rahu amplified Kuja rogesha

Monroe had lifetime health problems lagnesha-Kuja-rogesha, starting with a cannonball injury from the war.

Debt = Rahu amplified Kuja rogesha

Monroe struggled with colossal debt from over-spending on entertainments. Historians opine that this was a result of Elizabeth's craving for a French haute courtier style, which involved prestigious, aristocratic-looking over-the-top costumes and carriages [Rahu].

Despite having inherited valuable slave plantations, JM was almost always in some degree of financial distress. Despite selling most of his land holdings to satisfy the debt, JM died insolvent.


jamayah-karaka [sibling] sandesha-karaka [message] shisya-karaka [student]

[mysterious-revealing randhresha for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[friendly-economic vriddhi-pati for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]


[governing-regulatory Kṛttikā-2][navamsha Budha-Makara] intuitively explaining class-conscious hierarchical planning schedules

  • [Budha-Urisha] financial communications * articulation of tonal value * talks about stored goods * discusses collected assets * delivers descriptive evaluations * sends historic messages * skillfully signals the music * preservation methods * describes sound frequencies * hands-arms-shoulders send sensual gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-7] narrative of partnership ** discusses contracts * debates on deals * analysis of relationships * discourse on trusts * banters about betrothal * crafting of covenants * delivers negotiating instructions * explainer of arrangements * talks about fairness * advocate for justice * gestures toward settlement of quarrels * mentality of marriage * formulates alliances * defines equity * balanced bargains


attorney advocate broker deal-maker [Budha in bhava-7]] rules

  • 8 confidential information, secrets, dangerous details
  • 11 accomplishments, goals, income, revenue, friendships

CAREER lawyer, adviser, deal-maker, diplomat, arranger

alliance-crafting diplomat, consensus-building governor

Budha activates the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra = marketplace, gainful, goal-oriented Kanya-11

[Budha-Urisha] financial communications

  • JM's career [10th-from-Chandra = Kanya-11] survived a relentless siege of wars, accusations, and disagreements among the leaders of the baby-nation USA as well as among foreign powers.
  • JJM negotiated [7] financial support from the French aristocracy
  • he arranged numerous alliances and treaties

Budha also rules the revolutionary, unheaving, unexpected, erupting, occasionally violent randhrasthāna

  • During a dangerous time in western cultural history that included both the American Revolution and the French Revolution, as a diplomat, a senator, a governor, and finally POTUS-5, JM had to manage communications with a volatile Congress.

Meanwhile, JM helped to author the Bill of Rights.

  • Later, he was engaged in crafting values-based policy documents such as the Monroe Doctrine..

Budha randhresha in the Marriage Contract

Budha-Urisha labhapati shows that EKM gainfully supported her husband's diplomatic career. But Budha is randhresha ++ 7th-from-Chandra = bhava-8. By the time he reached elite governance ranks, she was too sick with a seizure disorder [believed to be epilepsy] and related ailments to host her husband's presidential entertainments.

She remained sick in bed while her daughters hosted the many required parties


[Guru in bhava-1]] mutual exchange with friendly labhapati [Budha in bhava-7] lawyers

Monroe was a protégé of the fiery, dominating, shrewdly strategic, and aristocratic leader, Thomas Jefferson.. 1780 until 1783, after the Revolutionary War ended, young Monroe studied law under Jefferson .

While serving as USA ambassador to France, Monroe and his wife Elizabeth Kortright Monroe became close friends with the family of France-Emperor 1769-1821 Wars Napoleon Bonaparte when their daughters attended the same school in Francer.


dhava-karaka [husband] bahuta-karaka [variety]


[collecting-preserving dhanesha for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[witty-creative vidya-pati for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[multiple regenerating personality attributes]

[embodiment of revolutionary philosophical beliefs]

[identified with transformational credenda]

[iconic personification of interventionist worldview]

[personality exemplifies rebirthing ideology]

[paragon of initiated cheerfulness] [preacher-and-teacher may symbolize the wisdom of metamorphosis]

[expansive historical knowledge with a personalized political agenda]

[often a benefactor to children]

[Dhanayoga = Guru-1 rules 2+5 = capitalized treasury from personality and fame]


[visionary-theoretical Jyeṣṭha -4] [navamsha Guru-Meena] intuitively expansive visionary imagination

[Atmakaraka worldview, philosophy, expansion, understanding, doctrine, preaching, beliefs, ideology]

  • [Guru-Vṛścika] much mystery * many sudden discoveries * optimistic about emergencies * believes in healing * many masks * hidden doctrine * permission to reveal * transformative guidance * expands the scope of secret undertakings * multiple initiations
  • [Guru in bhava-1] much vitality * philosophical personality * permission for unrestricted action * generous disposition * numerous identities * expands the scope of competition * many cheerful sporting activities * believes in birthright ** expansive aura * extra height-or-girth * embodiment of tolerant cheer * a patron of personal benefit * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be an expander-philanthropist-benefactor


mutual drishti between Guru and Rahu expands permission and ambition

optimistic, tolerant, generous, ideological [Atmakaraka] [Guru in bhava-1] rules

  • 2-assets, historical knowledge, language, genetics, accrued wealth
  • 5-politics, elections, theatre, parties, entertaining, children, royalty, glitter


remarkable expansion of activities due to optimistic Guru's wide-scope drishti into key graha, all occupying hospitable bhava

  • 5-[Shukra-Meena] parties-parties-parties, plus a beautiful wife and charming daughters
  • 7-[Budha-Urisha] many deals, agreements, negotiations, alliances, treaties conducted
  • 9-Kuja-yuti-Rahu] mutual drishti between Guru and Rahu is nearly always a signature for success. Guru expands the range of activitiy while Rahu raises the ambitions.

Guru Height

Similar to General George Washington, Major James Monroe was a tall man for his era. Monroe stood six feet high. Elizabeth Kortright stood no more than five feet high, as measured by her gala dresses still preserved in the Monroe estater.


svadu-karaka [sweet] kalatra-karaka [wifely companion]


[bargaining-balancing yuvati-pati for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[contemplative-imagining vyaya-pati for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]


[arranging-adjusting Andromeda-3][navamsha Shukra-Tula] intuitively harmonizing trading balancing negotiating attractively personalized [1] conflict-managing [6] diplomatic agreements

  • [Shukra-Meena] appreciation of music * likes sensual fantasy * often looks visually beautiful * envisions philosophically attuned harmony * prefers an imaginative partner * attracted to dreamy artists * intuitively balanced designs * lovely aligned feet * bargains for peaceful sanctuary * enjoys symbolic clairsentience * contemplative aesthetic
  • [Shukra-5] seeks pleasure via refined gaming ** enjoys center-stage beauty * creative feminine-figures * pleasing children * talented students * delights in financial speculation * political grace * aesthetic designs to adorn the heart * graceful solar plexus * dramatic relationships * sweet celebrity romance * delights in fine arts * appreciation of entitlements * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a dramatist-politician-artist-genius


[uchcha] [Shukra-5] rules

  • 12-distant lands, invisible environments, imagination, clairsentience
  • 7-contracts, relationships, fair deals, alliances, treaties, agreements

During the fragile years that spanned the French Revolution and the 1812 French-and-Indian War, JM wwas a top diplomatic deal-maker, arranger, and fixer for the fledgling USA.

Appointed by George Washington, JM was ambassador to England, France, and Spain as well as Secretary of State before serving two terms as POTUS.

Beautiful charming salon-hosting wife

POTUS-pair-05 La belle Americaine 1768-1830 Elizabeth Kortright Monroe was a known beauty.

Uchcha-Shukra vyayapati = losses from gracious musical amusements

None of JM's many government posts were salaried.

Following the Roman model, only the wealthy elite were expected to govern the New American Republic. Like his peers, Monroe received some Congressional subsidies for entertaining and transportation, but in the end, he was not wealthy enough to fund the extravagant parties, costumes, wigs, and other fine accouterments that he and Elizabeth preferred [kalatrakaraka Shukra] .

As ruler of the typically gainful 11th-from-Chandra,, Shukra-5 not only helps one to achieve the life goals. Also, Shukra might be expected to bring in some revenues.

However, when 11th-from-Chandra is controlled by indulgently sensual uchcha-Shukra in 6th-from-12th, the prognosis is stronger for increased financial losses [Shukra finance]. Causes of expense exceeding incomes may be lavish luxuries, singers, artists, wines -- and indeed the feminine partners since Shukra kalatrakaraka is also the ruler of marital-7. Shukra includes JM's lovely, pampered daughters, who followed in their mother's styler.


duro-karaka [endurance] * jara-karaka [Jahre, years]

[svakshetra] [Śaśaka Yoga]

[busy-collaborative sahaja-pati for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]


[governing-regulatory Varuna-2] [mūlatrikoṇa] [navamsha Shani-Makara] intuitively orderly social governance regulation

  • [Shani-Kumbha] heavy old economic systems * obliged to conform to marketplace rules * responsible scientific work * structural compression upon skin-nerves-ankles * mandatory electro-magnetic networking * regulated revenues * lawfully distributed earnings * must materialize past-to-future gridwork * must sustain lowest-common-denominator connections * proletarian communities * conventional friendships * elderly mentors * Slowly achieves social-material goals * scarce conductive resources * maintainer of old economies
  • [Shani in Bhava-4] steady time-structured life foundations * must sustain the cultural roots * required to defend boundaries * grim determination to provide security * dry stony gardens * pessimistic schoolteachers * judgmental mother * proletarian childhood * normalized parenting * orderly conventional education * caretaker's fatigue * chronic household scarcity * old folk customs * resists domestic innovation * must protect old routines * elders maintain the ancient ritual austerities


stabilizing, educational, conventional, systematicly ordering, protective [Shani in Bhava-4] rules

  • 3 business, publications, announcement, commitee-work, discussions, short-term travel
  • 4 education, cultural foundations, basic social infrastructure, routines, boundaries, defensive structures


Shani enables Makara Svamsha

Śaśaka Yoga [Shani in Bhava-4] rules

the emotionally talkative, communicative cohort evangelical instructional team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging [3rd-from-Chandra]

  • 3-administration, planning, committee-work, communications, writing
  • 3-documents, reports, announcements, writing, publication, business, management, messaging
  • 4-landed properties, deeds of title, homestead, farms, fisheries, patriotism, parents
  • 4-land ownership, farming, local cultures, fixed routines, seasons, borders, patriotism
  • [3rd-from-Chandra] writing about governance
  • articulating detailed instructions for lawful social regulation

end-of-life Shani mahadasha enabling Śaśaka Yoga includes POTUS-5 = 1817-1825

  • age 56.3 until decease age 72

communications-focused Shani rules both

  • 3-Tours, writing, cohort
  • 3rd-from-Chandra flow of writing and formal conversation

Since its inception in 1776, the USA had been on the verge of severe internal conflict due to the divisive practice or condemnation of Slavery.

Politics of listening = presidency 1817-1825

  • Monroe reduced the most egregious levels of mutual distrust between North and South
  • He undertook long meet-and-greet tours of faraway New England.
  • Although JM was overall a cultural conservative [Shani-4] his authority-based listening posture [3] built a tentative lawful basis between the mistrusting Calvinist individualists of the North, against the slave-holding Southern planters, known as Era of Good Feelings

[mulatrikona ] [Shani in Bhava-4]

  • Monroe was a member of the governance cohort [Shani in 3rd-from-Chandra] that included Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Hamilton, and Burr inter alia.
  • His overarching duty [Shani] was to ensure lawful economic stability to the new nation

heavy responsibility for lawfully owned lands and the workers who live upon those lands

  • Louisiana Purchase,

  • USA acquisition of the Floridas,
  • dignified in the local settlement, culturally conservative

Interrupting Drishti from [nicha-rogesha-Aśleṣa- Kuja-yuti-Rahu-9]

Fired from France post

James Monroe held a long series of executive and diplomatic appointments in the rulership of the New Nation. However, JM's career stability was occasionally interrupted. Washington essentially fired him for breaking diplomatic neutrality while on post in France.

JM had to move his family back to the USA at his own expense.

Slave Rebellion

slave uprising citation--- Arthur Scherr, "Governor James Monroe and the Southampton Slave Resistance of 1799," Historian; 1999 61[3] : 557–578 and Douglas R. Egerton, Gabriel's Rebellion: The Virginia Slave Conspiracies of 1800 and 1802 [1993]

When JM was Virginia Governor, the slaves especially hated him and targeted him.

  • JM as absentee owner, responded harshly with hangings and vicious punishment for the rebels.
  • NNevertheless the plantations continued to weigh him down [Shani]. The farms and the workers there continued to underproduce.

Shani-4 wants lawful stability.

  • Shani in 3rd-from-Chandra can be associated with depression.
  • Shani is being constantly harassed by drishti of [nīcha] Kuja.

Shani-4 is obliged to engage with the world of farms, fields, and local infrastructure.

However, 10th-from-Chandra -- showing the natural alignment of leadership -- was Kanya-11, economic systems.

Political realities of war and finance for the new USA delayed the imposition of orderly marketplace systems [Shani-Kumbha]. JM did not live to see adequate orderliness and predictability in the economic life of the New Nation. nor in his own pocketbook.

His most notable presidential contributions to American history are considered to be

  • the Monroe Doctrine [Shani-ruled 3 intaking drishti from doctrinal Mangala-9]
  • the Louisiana Purchase in which the USA bought a vast tract of southern North America on distress-sale from a nearly bankrupt France [Shani rules 4]


rajyalobha-karaka [ambition] picchala-karaka [slippery]

[for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-9 casts passionately paradigmaticly believing drishti into 1-3-5]

[righteous desire to expound familiar principled beliefs]

[craving for exhilarating rhythms of customary preaching]

[seeks prestige domestic patronage roles]

[exciting ethno-national ideologue]

[routine worldview expanded by over-reaching mixed-culture protectionism]

[piously ambitious father may over-ride defensive doctrine]


[logical-assisting Pushya-2] [navamsha Rahu-Kanya]


  • [Rahu-Karkata] shimmering illusion of security * craving for customary rhythms * risky policing * ambitious home-building * mask of ancestral belonging * extravagant loyalty to the homeland * tantalizing defenses * over-reaching patriotism * fabulous farms * exceptional fisheries * grandiose gardens *passion for oceans * fascinating ethnic routines * marvelous localities * intriguing owned-stewarded properties * extraordinary cetaceans * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of caretaking * seeks privilege via protective roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-9] passion for prestige preaching * in svabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter gives glamorous guidance * thrilling surge of theoretical understanding *dazzling dharma * outsider who cleverly insinuates into patriarchal wisdom roles * seeks importance via sacred teachings * fantastic philosophy * compulsive catechesis * privilege-seeking proselytism * intriguing ideology * ambitious father-figures * extraordinary professors * barrier-breaching guru-figures * exciting culturally-mixed worldview * may pose as a pope * shimmering illusion of sacerdotal sangha * fabulous faith community * surreptitious appropriation of priesthood * entrancing ecclesiastics * smoky specter of ultimate principles * extravagant globalism * trespasses cultural boundaries of patronage * mirage of exemplary fatherhood * opportunistic third marriage (if any) * social mobility sought via paradigms of belief
  • [Rahu-yuti-Mangala]] amplified competition * magnified championship * exotic pursuits * tricky innovation * opportunistic brother-warriors * fascinating [but perhaps illusory] appearance of dynamic energy * hypnotic attack * passion for engines * craves hot movement * invasive force of cross-cultural mixing


mutual drishti between Guru and Rahu expands permission and ambition

nicha-rogesha-Kuja-Aslesha + Rahu-9

Pushya-Rahu-Karkata yuti Aśleṣā-Mangala-Karkata [nīcha] provides a continuous high-energy ascent to privilege and importance [Rahu] from Monroe's age 26 until age 52.

Career fraught with tension and complaint, despite solid ability

[nīcha] Kuja and Rahu are both

  • enemies of Shani
  • both reside in 6/8-from-Shani

Monroe's public reputation and credibility suffered from the permanent tension between

  • ideological, excitable, righteous [nīcha] Kuja-yuti-Rahu-9
  • casting disruptive drishti into
  • sober, mature responsibility to provide stable conditions for the great base of society [who were virtually all farmers] [mulatrikona ] [Kumbha] [Shani in Bhava-4]

JM was a vigorous supporter of the French Revolution and he insinuated [Rahu] American support for the upheaval

  • even while trying to get financial support from the French Aristocracy
  • and even while the formal and unchanging USA policy was neutrality [Shani].

Monroe made public announcements decrying US attacks on First Nations settlements in Florida,

  • thenJM sent private messages to military commanders such as Andrew Jackson
  • encouraging Jackson to use all available force against the indigenous tribes

Combined Mangala-plus-Rahu era [25 years] [age 15-40

The 25-year combined era began with JM's Revolutionary War fighting. Although which JM was indeed badly wounded, Rahu exaggerates and in truth he fought in only one battle thoughout the entire war. Nevertheless the prestige of battlefield heroics remained a key piece of his lifelong political image.

Both Washington or Jefferson knew JM well, but both perceived JM to be unreliable. When many years later JM was running for POTUS, it is said that George Washington died from getting on his horse in a snowstorm when he was already sick. The reason that GW did that extreme action was in order to cast his electoral vote against Monroe.

Righteous Believer Rahu-9

JM and his wife EKM became vigorous supporters of Napoleon Bonaparte and of the French Revolution. Rahu broke the taboo against ambassadors having public opinions about affairs in the host country.

The Rahu Mahadasha ended with Rahu-Mangala chidradasha when JM was ignominiously recalled from his Paris diplomatic post by an angry George Washington, who could not accept JM's ideological over-reaching [Kuja-yuti-Rahu] [9, principles of belief]

It was only in Monroe's early 50's when the Guru Mahadasha began that JM started to obtained higher positions, starting with Governor of Virginia and escalating continuously afterward. Shani Mahadasha enabled Śaśaka Yoga which pushed JM ultimately to POTUSr.


kavandha-karaka [headless] chidra-karaka [gaping] vasana-karaka [vacuum]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha co-ruler for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[disregards hierarchical discourse conventions]

[eccentric governance publications]

[incoherent regulatory planning events]

[empty legislative announcements]

[lawfully liberating abstract discussions]

[scattered status-ranking mentality]


[visionary-guiding Uttarāṣāḍha-4][navamsha Ketu-Meena]

  • [Ketu-Makara-Draco] formally dissociates from strict regulations * dissolves caste hierarchy * meaningless  rules * vacuous laws * walks away from social authority positions * severance from executive roles * not limited by public protocol  * ignores conventional structure * disregards class barriers * releases a cold blue cloud of institutional order into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-3] eccentric communications * disinterested in daily chat * writes on foggy abstract topics * dissolves messaging boundaries * implausible prophecy * wandering discussions * can handle esoteric information * irrelevance of normal mental narrative * abandons management tasks * dismisses the standard explanations * disregards conventional discourse * unless other graha in 3, may prefer to live free from younger siblings


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