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POTUS-17 [1865-1869]

VPOTUS with POTUS-16 Abraham Lincoln [Mar-Apr-1865]

Governor of Tennessee [1853-1857 + 1862-1865]

US-Senator from TN [1857-1862 * Mar-Jul-1875]

US-Congressmember from Tennessee [1843-1853]

Tennessee State Congress [1835]

Mayor of Greeneville TN [1834]


Andrew Johnson

a.k.a. Tennessee Johnson

Earth-birth Thursday-29-Dec-1808

dematerialization 31-Jul-1875 [age 66]



POTUS-17-partner [ 1865-1869]

Eliza McCardle Johnson

Earth-birth 04-Oct-1810

dematerialization 15-Jan-1876 [age 65]


POTUS-17 [1865 until 1869]

Governor of Tennessee [1853-1857 + 1862-1865]

US Senator from Tennesee [1857-1862]


frontier lawyer

Andrew Johnson


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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Arudra - Betelgeuze- Trinetra

BPL commentary

For Arudra - Betelgeuze births of masculine 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 Rahu-ruled paradigm of Rudhira, exotics, ethnic mixers, opportunists, fascinators, mesmerizers, privilege-seekers, impostors, rogues, intensifiers of passion and desire, self-proclaimers, self-promoters, agents-provocateur , charlatans, masters of smoke and oils, and entrancingly ambitious persons may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from Orion. Their purpose is to communicate the passionate animal vitality via stormy, turbulent, swaying, exciting gesture and signal.

Passionately Communicative

[Rahu] -ruled Arudra - Betelgeuze fellows are often found in muscular, passionate, body-intensive roles. Mesmerizing dancers, they use the communicative signaling of hands, shoulders, legs, hips, and pelvic thrust to great advantage. Stage performers of high excellence, Arudra - Betelgeuze gentlemen are often admired for their pulsing sensuality and animal magnetism.

Thiruvaathira chaps may be gifted in all varieties of manual labor, handcraft, commerce, painting, descriptive writing, evocative song-writing, and the arts of beckoning, seductive gesture [Budha].

Themes of stimulating signal patterns, passionate messaging, volatility, intense cycles of attraction-and-repulsion, and stormy outbursts may contextualize Arudra - Betelgeuze's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Arudra - Betelgeuze.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra, p 81.

" Corresponds with a healthy, robust body and nature.

  • the attitude and outlook of this individual is entirely physical.

  • Mental effort is foreign to him.

He depends entirely on his muscles and his body to meet the demands of existence.

Such being the case, laborers, professional athletes

  • and other persons whose occupations are wholly physical

  • may be found to have Arudra rising.

Since such people are invariably exploited

  • by those whose mental abilities are greater than theirs,

  • it is extremely unlikely that they will be wealthy or even well-to-do.

In fact, poverty is predominant among them."


Andrew Johnson in 1856, painted by William Brown Cooper

Johnson, a former tailor, was said to have been always impeccably dressed


eldest daughter of Andrew Johnson, Martha Johnson Patterson, served as the First Lady for her father. Her mother Eliza McCardle Johnson lived in a Whitehouse bedroom, but mom was too sick to entertain. Known as a pleasant but frugal hostess, Martha introduced a herd of milk-cows to pasture on the Whitehouse lawn.

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha Calendar

[Chandra Mahadasha] [age birth until age 7.5]

29-Dec-1808 Earth-birth in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA * Chandra-Rahu bhukti

04-Jan-1812 [AJ age 4] grieved the decease of father - Chandra-Shani bhukti * pitrimaraka rules 2nd-from-Surya

May-1812 [AJ age 4] mother remarries * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 2nd-from-Chandra = Mithuna lagna [the remarriage is energizing for AJ]

[Mangala Mahadasha] [age 7.5 until age 14.5]

1818 [AJ age 10] along with his younger brother, AJ is sold by his mother and stepfather into indentured apprenticeship with a Raleigh tailor * Mangala-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 8-identity transformation, shock, trauma

[Rahu Mahadasha] [age 14.5 until age 32.5]

1824 [AJ age 16] illegally escapes from his indentured servitude apprenticeship. A reward is posted for his return. On the run, he travels widely throughout the rural South. * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

1826 [AJ age 18] helped to move his mother, stepfather, and siblings to Greeneville TN * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

27-May-1827 [AJ age 18] [Eliza's age 16] consecration of marriage 1-of-1 with the town cobbler's daughter, Eliza McCardle * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules Dhanus svamsha

1827 [AJ age 19] Eliza McCardle teaches her husband Andrew Johnson how to read, write, and cipher * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules Surya-Budha-7 commerce-calculations

25-Oct-1828 [AJ age 20] celebrated the birth of child-1, Martha Johnson Patterson [ 25-Oct-1828 - 10-Jul-1901] Although Eliza refused the role, gracious Martha would serve as AJ's entertainments hostess during his presidency * Rahu-Guru bhukti

1829 [AJ age 21] elected town alderman in Greeneville TN * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 9-politics * Shani rules Kumbha [economics] 10th-from-Chandra

04-Jan-1834 [AJ age 25] elected Mayor of Greeneville TN * Rahu-Budha bhukti * [Surya-yuti-Budha lagnesha] Budha businessman + Surya rules 3-shopkeeping

1835 [AJ age 26] elected to Tennessee State Congress from Greene County, aligned politically to POTUS-07 Indian Removal 1767-1845 Andrew Jackson * Rahu-Shukra bhukti* Shukra rules Rahu-5 political elections

1837 [AJ age 29] lost re-election * Rahu-Shukra bhukti* Shukra rules 12-identity loss

1839 [AJ age 31] won re-election to Tennessee State Congress. AJ remained undefeated in all elections for the next 30 years. - Rahu-Chandra bhukti

[Guru Mahadasha] [age 32.5 until age 48.5 [1841 until 1857]

1841 [AJ age 33] elected to Tennessee State Senate. Sells the prosperous tailoring business, retains the valuable real-estate portfolio including plantations, buys another 10 slaves for field-labor and household. * Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru-9 karmesha rules 7-legal contracts, land-deeds

1843 until 1853 [AJ age 35] begins five-term WDC service as US-Congressmember from Tennessee . Wife Eliza remains in Greeneville TN [Shani-6 in 7th-from-Soma] * Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru-9 karmesha rules 7-representation, deal-making

Aug-1853 [AJ age 45] elected Governor of Tennessee * Guru-Surya bhukti * Surya politics

13-Feb-1856 [AJ age 48] grieved the decease of mother - Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha

[Shani Mahadasha] [age 48.5 until decease age 65 [1857 until 1879]

1857 [AJ age 49] while returning from WDC, AJ's rail carriage overturns, causing a lifelong painful injury to his right arm * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani-6 rules 8-sudden force, trauma

Oct-1857 [AJ age 49] as the angry debates about slavery continue to escalate, pro-slaving AJ is elected US-Senator from Tennessee * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani-6 [slavery is fixed] rules 9-politics

Oct-1859 [AJ age 51] the slavery conflict reaches peak polarization. Owning 14 slaves and considerable property, AJ becomes a singular exponent of slavery as a foundational, Constitutional right of American citizens. However, he remained a Unionist. AJ opposed the Secession of the southern slave-states. * Shani-6 [slavery is fixed] rules 9-politics

1861-1865 [AJ age 53-57] The Civil War Years. 1861-1865 = no contact with his wife Eliza. She stayed in Greeneville TN while AJ remained in Washington DC * Shani-Budha, Shani-Ketu, first part of Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shani-6 war, illness, disagreements = marital 7th-from-Chandra

Jun-1861 [AJ age 53] led primarily by wealthy landowners seeking to preserve their revenues from slavery, Tennessee secedes from the Union. * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha-7 legal situations

Mar-1862 [AJ age 54] appointed by Lincoln as Civil-Wartime military governor of Tennessee * Shani-Budha bhukti * Mūla-Budha-7 administration, legal representation

Jan-1863 [AJ age 55] Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation. AJ reluctantly abandons his pro-slavery stance. As governor, AJ recruits 20,000 freed slaves into the Union Army for " menial tasks" * Shani-Budha bhukti * Mūla-Budha-7 expedient planning-administration

04-Apr-1863 [AJ age 55] AJ's second child, son Charles [age 33] died after being thrown from a horse * Shani-Ketu bhukti * Ketu occupies 7th-from-5 decease of children, Shani-6 injuries indicates second child

04-Mar-1865 [AJ age 57] sworn-in as VPOTUS under Lincoln * visibly intoxicated during his public inauguration speech [Shukra-8 inebriation] * Shani-Shukra bhukti* Shukra rules political display-5 + Shukra rules self-medicating 6th-from-Chandra

14-Apr-1865 [AJ age 57] assassination of Abraham Lincoln. AJ suddenly becomes POTUS-17 * Shani-Shukra bhukti* Shukra -8 shock, trauma* Shukra rules Rahu-5 sudden political opportunity + Shukra rules conflicted 6th-from-Chandra

Feb-1868 [AJ age 60] impeached for obstructing abolitionist Reconstruction. AJ escaped conviction by one Senate vote, which vote was said to have been paid by the whiskey lobby * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya -7 legal representation rules 3-commerce + Shukra rules inimical 6th-from-Chandra

Jul-1868 [AJ age 60] loses the party nomination, denied candidacy for POTUS * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Chandra-12 identity loss

03-Nov-1868 [AJ age 60] POTUS-18 Civil War 1822-1885 Ulysses S. Grant wins the national election. In a show of contempt for [continuously pro-slavery, corrupt, nearly-impeached] AJ, the newly-elected Grant refuses to communicate with sitting POTUS Johnson. * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Chandra-12 identity loss * Chandra-12 occupies 6th-from-7 contempt within relationships * Chandra rules 8th-from-7 disastrous conditions with peer-advisers

25-Dec-1868 [AJ age 60] lame-duck Johnson issues presidential amnesty for everyone involved in the criminalized Confederacy ++ miscellaneous political-favoritism pardons. * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 8th-from-7th overturning legal convictions

1869 [AJ age 61] following an eight-year absence, returns to his family estate in Greeneville, Tennessee * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Chandra-12 retreat to homeland, farm, familiar routines

22-Apr-1869 [AJ age 61] severely alcoholic lawyer son Robert [age 35] commits suicide * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Chandra-12 rules 8th-from-putrabhava

1873 [AJ age 65] cholera + major financial losses due to bank collapse * Shani-Rahu bhukti * Rahu occupies 6-ailment-injury-debt

Jan-1875 [AJ age 67] re-elected to the US Senate by one vote * Shani-Guru chidra-dasha * karmesha Guru-9 politics

31-Jul-1875 [AJ age 67] decease following a debilitating stroke * Shani-Guru chidra-dasha * maraka Guru rules-7


Eliza McCardle died in Jan-1876 [five months later] following a multi-decade struggle with tuberculosis * Guru rules 2nd-from-7th-from-Chandra

Distinctive features of the Nativity


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

[busy-messaging vikrama-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[Surya occupies 5/9 from Simha-3 = intelligent, political alliances]

[sanctimoniously self-referential in optimistic relationships]

[collaborative contractual unions]

[marriage-1 partner resembles believing father]

[lifepartnership with cooperative politician-dramatist-speculator-creative]

[lifepartner may be co-worker, manager, reporter, administrator]

[collaborative spouse intelligently guides detailed process]

[marriage focused on unique expression of commercial enterprise]

[preaching father may be attorney-broker-middleman]

[idealistic father-figure may express faith in product development]

[patronizing contract negotiations]

[principled transactions in independent bargaining]

[globalized personification of manufacturing process]


[analytical-strategic Pūrvāṣāḍhā-2] [navamsha Surya-Kanya] intuitively confident political argumentation


  • [Surya-Dhanus] Aditya - the unsplit, undivided * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the preaching-teaching philosophical rashi of Brihaspati
  • [Surya in bhava-7] sparkling center of relationships * focus on agreements * brightly negotiating * confident in brokerage * self-referential partners * makes smart trades * intelligence for representation * political equity * peerage entitlements * eye on fair contracts * agent of deal-making drama * father may be a broker-attorney-advocate
  • [Surya-yuti-Budha] confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * gestures conduct the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama * skillful game-player * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals * narrative of power-politics * recites love poems * describes divine romance


Jacob Johnson [1778-1812] worked as a stable-man [hostler] , porter, and soldier. Dad served as a sexton at the Ulster-Scots Dissenter American church [Presbyterian catechism].

During Chandra-Shani bhukti * pitrimaraka rules 2nd-from-Surya *when little Andrew was age-4, Johnson's father died [dad age 33] . The family, already of limited means, was plunged into dire poverty.

  • [Surya-yuti-Budha] father is a craftsman - Surya rules 3-handcraft.
  • [Surya in bhava-7] promise-keeping shows dad's sexton role in the ancestrally Scottish Presbyterian Church, attended loyally [7] by the Ulstermen.

[pitrikaraka Surya-7 occupies 8th-from-Chandra-12]

  • suggesting that due to dad's sudden death, mom's life and AJ's life would be transformed via a catastrophic identity change

[Guru in bhava-9] suggests numerous father-figures and patrons

Five months after being widowed, AJ's mom remarried. AJ formed a continuing habitual relationship with his bonus-dad.

  • 8th-from-Surya [first step-dad] Chandra-2-heritage, family-of-origin, is ruled by uchcha-Chandra.
  • 8th-from-9 = bhava-4 home-education is disrupted by competitive Kuja. Like nearly all of their // born-to-fight // community, the bonus-dad was non-literate and a heritage fighter [Mangala-4]
  • The family moved often [Kuja-4]


A long-time tailor whose clothing shop was an anchor business in his town of Greeneville, Tennesee, AJ was publicly profiled [3, advertising, marketing spin] as a longtime shopkeeper [3] and a skilled manual craftsman [3] .

[Surya in bhava-7] rules

  • 3-commercial business, trade-skills, manual work, shop-keeping, garment sewing, weaving, looms, buy-sell, management, administration, advertising, literary correspondence, budget calculations and reporting


  • Since childhood Johnson had enjoyed an undeniable confidence and political charm. His political base were the small-holder tradesmen [3] plying their craft and demanding their rights [Surya entitlement]

[Surya-yuti-Budha] = rulers of 1-personality + 3-commerce + 4-land-ownership

  • Surya-7 attorney, representative, advocate intakes provocative, argumentative drishti from Mangala-Kanya-4 [the overworked, complaining small-holders]


AJ was an administrator, a planner, an explainer, a project manager, a committee-member, a talker. [Surya-7 rules 3]

He kept the wheels of government churning during pre-war, war, and post-war waves of violent frustration and grief-stricken blaming [6] .

As a rather accidental president, AJ at least kept the North and the South in post-traumatic communication [3].


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]


[aquiring-preserving dhanesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna ]


[inventive-pioneering Rohiṇī- 1] [Chandra mūlatrikoṇa]

[navamsha [Chandra-Mesha] intuitively sensitive pursuing competitive champion

  • [Chandra-Urisha] comforted by precious values * settled into rhythmic gathering * needs luxury
  • [Chandra in Rohiṇī - Aldebaran] needs lavish appreciation * protectors of luxurious domiciles * soothed by sensuality
  • [Chandra in classroom-12] draws comfort from dreams * familiar with ancestor guidance * accustomed to private prayer * nested into secluded enclosures * needs to fantasize * acculturated to Other Worlds * soothed by imaginative inspiration * repeating pulse of intuition * anchored by contemplation * seeks protective sanctuary * comfortable with isolation * undulating sleep * mother may be unavailable, withdrawn, foreign, sleepy, a researcher



Known as " mud-sills" [lower-class people] Jacob and Mary Johnson were both employed at Casso's Inn, where Mary worked as a weaver and clothes washer, and Jacob was a hostler [horse-cleaner]. Jacob also was a militia Captain of Muster Division 20, a sexton for the Presbyterian Church, and a porter for the State Bank of North Carolina [chartered in 1811] . Jacob Johnson is also said to have been the sole bell toller in Raleigh.[end quote]


Mary Polly MacDonough [17-Jul-1783 –13-Feb-1856]

Mom was a washerwoman and seamstress-weaver. She lived in an outbuilding behind a local hotel [Chandra in classroom-12 hotels]

Class-conscious obligatory service roles [Shani in Bhava-6] casts a harsh survival drishti into Chandra-12.

  • Laundering was considered a less than respectable trade, often held in contempt by higher-status citizens
  • women working at inns and taverns were generally suspected of being involved with prostitution in the service of travelers.

Rulers of 1-3-4 occupy 8th-from-Chandra, suggesting that both AJ and his mom [Soma] were affected by the tumultuous conditions of the time, needing to suddenly change their identities, their business behavior, and their place of dwelling.

Due to Shukra-8 which provides her with contractual married rights

  • [Vimala Yoga] protects Chandra-12 prevents undue harm to mom, despite her low status.
Chandra in classroom-12 unseen circumstances of the Mother
  • AJ did not look like his siblings. It was rumored that AJ was not actually the son of the deceased purported father.
  • AJ was reportedly much more outspoken, smarter, and quicker than his younger brother.

However, neither AJ nor his mom were constrained by the vagaries of public opinion.

  • Like many pioneers who were annoyed by the wagging tongues of small-minded villagers, they moved West.

Shani drishti effects improve with age. Shani rules 10th-from-Chandra.

  • Mom's circumstances improved when she left Raleigh and moved with AJ to Greeneville.
  • As her son's tailoring business, real-estate portfolio, and political career flourished, she rose in dignity.

Upachaya [Shani in Bhava-6] drishti = effects improve with age.

  • AJ's mother and AJ's wife were both vigilant, steady [Shani] supporters of AJ, their eldest son and only husband.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


  • marriage 1-of-1
  • Eliza McCardle Johnson [4-Oct-1810 - 15-Jan-1876] [her age 65] .
  • Vrischika contains isolatedhard-working, class-conscious, in servitude, separative, stubborn [logistical-argumentative Anuradha-2] -navamsha-Kanya] [Shani in Bhava-6]

Eliza McCardle was 16 when she married Andrew Johnson age 18.

She was reputed as staunchly loyal to her Ulster-Scots people, change-resisting of classic Apalachian character, and determined to complete the duties that she had undertaken

  • Shani-6 rules Shukra-8, conferring upon AJ a protective Sarala Yoga that benefits his somewhat secretive wife [Shukra] and also prevents him from harmful illnesses
  • Eliza suffered from tuberculosis for decades, but she lived five months longer than AJ - supporting him permanently and persistently within the framework of her cultural-and-physical limitations.

[Shani in Bhava-6] represents Eliza in AJ's life. Their marriage endured many long separations[Shani] and likely substantial disagreement due to his Chandra-12 located in 6th-from-7

Yet they shared a Shani-ish common bond based in relentlessly hard work, shrewd pragmatism, earthy lifestyle, and perpetual service.

  • At 17, AJ had moved to Eliza's town with already-provened tailoring handcraft skills.
  • Eliza's father had been the town shoemaker.
  • AJ and Eliza had deeplyshared roots in the small-trade classes.

With Eliza's support, AJ opened a garment shop in the town.

  • His tailoring work was well regarded, and the shop prospered.
  • After emancipation, AJ's former slave Dolly opened a successful bakery in the same shop building.

Shani ruling 9 indicates a guidance figure.

  • In addition to teaching AJ how to write-read-cipher accurately, Eliza provided AJ with a lifetime of scripturally based spiritual guidance.
  • Much of Eliza's spiritual viewpoint was fear-framed and punitive , due to Anuradha-double-Shani.

[Shani in Bhava-6] in 7th-from-Chandra

Endurance and retreat

AJ and Eliza were married for 56 years. They died within 5 months of each other.

Separation and obligation

  • The couple had repeated, long separations
  • The longest separation = during the Civil War, three-plus years of no contact 1861 until-mid-1865 = AJ's Shani-Shani svabhukti

AJ never once came home during the years 1861-1869. [his age 53 until 61]

  • Eliza remained in Greeneville during most of AJ's multi-decade career, not accompanying him on political duties but remaining in touch by postal-railway letters.
  • She did move into the Whitehouse when AJ became POTUS in 1865, after Lincoln's assassination.
  • But due to poor health, Eliza stayed in an upper bedroom. Entertaining was delegated to her eldest daughter Martha.

The stated reason for their long and repeated separations [Shani] was geography from Washington D.C. To Greeneville

  • Although it is now a modern highway commute of half a day, it was then a difficult and draining event .
  • It could be dangerous and slippery to ride by carriage on rough rutted roads, and exceedingly threatening in the rain.
  • Even when the railroads were built, there were still frequent - sometimes grisly - rail carriage accidents . AJ was nearly killed once when his train car derailed.

Suffering a multi-decade battle with tuberculosis, Eliza was often bedridden [Budha-7 rules 4 homebound]. She did not accompany AJ on his many political travels.

  • following Lincoln's assassination, when AJ became POTUS-17, Eliza did move into the Whitehouse.
  • Yet, Eliza stayed in her bedroom for AJ's entire term of office.
  • Their adult daughters hostessed for the required social entertainments.


Chandra rules businesslike communicative explanatory 3rd-from-Chandra

  • AJ was not the great healer who was truly needed in that awful chaotic era full of seething wounds and distrust of brother by brother.
  • His leading focus was always upon that great truth of Euro-American society, the primacy of commerce.

Due to behind-the-scenes finance {Urisha-12] AJ's bring slavery back treachery [12 invisible machinations] was not punished.

For career purposes, Chandra-12 can form the basis of an excellent professional position, because 10th-from-Chandra = bhava-9.

  • When career is defined by 9-amsha, leadership typically entails beliefs, sacred teachings, university life, or ideological environments.

For AJ, who had a somewhat crude personality [Arudra] the career was framed by confident, expansive ideological discourse in the form of his oversimplified self-taught frontier lawyer's understanding of Constitutional Law.

  • His personal leadership style was highly popular [Kumbha] within his specific social bubble

Guru-Kumbha is populist, a preacher of economic theory, and optimistic about marketplace expansion

  • for the final 30 years of his life AJ never lost a political election

[ Kuja]

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

[Kuja-Dosha for alliance-1]

[inimical-argumentative rogesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[profitable-networking labha-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]


[collaborative-mercantile Hasta-3] [navamsha Mangala-Mithuna] intuitively competitive forward-pushing announcements reports discussions explanations

  • [Mangala-Kanya] penetrating logic * proactive helping * thrust toward service * energetic assistance to the needy * pushy complaints * [potentially] vindictive * champion of litigious accusation * military planning * aggressive indictments * investigative journalism * medical treatment interventions
  • [Mangala in bhava-4] promotes local transport * champion of construction * mechanized vehicles * underground dig-drill-dive-mine * lively push toward fast driving * school bully [nichha only] builds foundational infrastructure * invigorating patriotism * domestic conquests * pursues home ownership * defensive action * restless in school * energized farming * tillage-plowing-plunder * fights in marine defense * pushy parents * competitive force in the childhood home


competitive, warlike, adversarial, profit-seeking, criticizing [Kanya-Mangala in bhava-4] rules

  • 6-slavery, inequity, betrayal, unfairness, accusations, pollution, involuntary servitude
  • 11-economic profits, goals, achievements, gainfulness, friendship networks
  • [Ketu-Mesha] [strategic-complaining Bharani-2] in 11

In a way that is possible only for Mithuna lagna [for which Kuja rules 6-11] and for Dhanus lagna pfor which Shukra rules 6-11]

  • AJ profited [11] from the discord [6].
  • [Mangala in bhava-4] occupies the profitable, networking 11th-from-6, showing more revenues produced by chronic conditions of severe disagreement [Shani-6]

Combative, Polarizing, Vehemently Argumentative Civil War politician

Overall, Johnson managed the extremely high-conflict angry resentment better than many of his political peers.

Johnson enjoyed a lifetime political career spanning 43 years, from town alderman age 26 in 1834

He worked incessantly in governance roles attained via elected politics pMangala dristi into 10].

Mangala rules 6-servitude. Following an extremely narrow win for a Senate seat, AJ was getting ready to return to Congress when, he died age 67 in 1875.

  • He argued on behalf of the poor-white small-holders. [6 disadvantaged constituency]
  • He said that he disliked the antebellum Big-Money southern planter class [but he took their donations] [6 hypocrisy, bribery].

Despite his being a capable mayor, state legislator, US-Senator and Tennessee-Governor, most scholars rank Andrew Johnson as the single worst POTUS in history.

  • His failures are mainly attributed to his adversarial outright non-compliance with the federal laws that eradicated slavery and invested freed male slaves with the privileges and duties of American citizenship.
  • AJ was an //amendment denier //
  • He and his fellow deniers claimed that the 14th amendment - which ended slavery and gave voting rights to male ex-slaves over 21 -- was illegitimate because it prevented a more foundational right-to-property

Defending [4] Citizens [4] Aggrieved [6] about their earnings [11]

AJ was joined in the de facto refusal to end slavery by most white southerners.

Despite having sided with the Union during the Civil War, AJ the Denier remained fairly popular throughout the South.

  • Overall during his 43-year political career, folks either really liked Johnson or they really disliked him, with very little middle opinion.
  • Mangala rules 6 and 6th-from-6 = friends and enemies
  • Mangala rules 7th-from-Chandra and 12th-from-Chandra = fair and unfair

Mangala-Kanya leads with provocative argument

  • Johnson actively instigated political arguments and won them with sharp, aggressive, debating skills.

Parents [4] may become enemies - even while they provide a basis for earnings.

Before He matures age 28, Kuja's effects can be harsh.

  • As was common in the day among lower-working-class families, young Andrew [age 10] and his little brother were sold into indentured servitude by his mother and his bonus-father
  • Mangala Mahadasha [age 7.5 until age 14.5]
  • [Mangala-Kanya] [Mangala in bhava-4] aggressions in the home, harsh parents, conflict in the shelter
  • AJ did learn the basics of tailoring, but he was abused by the master-tailor, and he illegally ran away age 16.
  • A reward was posted for his capture. On the run, he travelsed widely throughout the rural South. * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

Way to Wealth 1706-1790 printer ambassador Benjamin Franklin was also indentured by his parents .

  • Ben was sold to a printer. albeit the printer who purchased young Benjamin's labor was Benjamin's much older step-brother. Ben Franklin also ran away age 16, from his domineering brother's print-shop in Boston to the freedom of Philadelphia.


All of AJ's three sons died violently and prematurely. Mangala-4 rogesha occupies 5th-from-Chandra.

Ketu occupies 7th-from-putrabhava

  • although his two daughters were unharmed, his three sons all disintegrated during AJ's lifetime [Ketu]


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

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]


[navamsha Budha-Urisha] intuitively explaining financial historical documents conversations dialogs


[Budha occupies 8th-from-Chandra ]

  • [Budha-Dhanus] priestly communications *theoretical discourse * inspirational conversations * articulation of sacred beliefs * doctrinal pronouncements * sends messages about broad worldview * descriptive philosophical understanding * specifically defined interpretive principles * explains the indoctrination procedure * expertly detailed sermons * ideological programming * hands-arms-shoulders send preaching 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
  • [Budha-yuti-Surya] amusing explanations * entertaining chatter * central roles in communication * brightly clear descriptions * dramatic enunciation * confidently delivers instruction * articulation of radiant certainty * political messenger * talkative father-figures


[Budha in bhava-7] rules

  • 1 - personality, appearance
  • 4 - owned-stewarded properties, ethnicity, local customs, farms, fisheries, pathways of transportation.
  • Budha rules Kanya 10th navamsha contains Shani-Surya-Ketu

Lagnesha Budha identifies AJ as an attorney, broker, advocate, lawyer

He was known an an energetic, vociferous debater

Budha-Mula talks about catastrophe

In 1864, at time of terrible anger and stress in the post-war nation, AJ-the-Southern-unionist was chosen as a compromise candidate [Budha-7] for Lincoln's VPOTUS.

However, Mūla-Budha betrayed Lincoln's expectation that AJ would soothe the alienated Southern vote.

  • complaining, arguing leadership Kuja-Kanya-4 drishti into [Mūla] Budha-7 mouthpiece.


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


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

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

[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[expanded associative networks of believers]

[multiple father-figure community advisers]

[many scientific indoctrinator roles]

[large fan-clubs]

[theoretical vision of marketplace gridworks]

[many profitable optimistic patrons]

[preaches on distributive populism]

[may be a guru-figure within an economic-scientific sangha]

[father may be electrician, professor, systems-connector, economist]


[originating-challenger Purvabhadra-1] [navamsha Guru-Mesha] intuitively expansive competitive innovation

  • [Guru-Kumbha] much networking * hope for the future * many marketplaces * optimistic about big associations * permission to connect * scientific beliefs * doctrine of economic linkage * distributed guidance * expands the scope of social participation * multiple communities * diversity of friendships
  • [Guru in bhava-9] tolerance for diverse doctrines * multiple beliefs * expansive ideology * much sermonizing * broad humanistic understanding * Sanctimonious father * multiple father-guru-professor figures * extensive worldview * patron of philosophy * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be an ideologue or spiritual guide


guidance wisdom [Guru in bhava-9] rules

  • 7 arrangements, agreements, alliances, trust, deals, brokerage
  • 10-leadership, social respect, profession, civic duty, iconic roles, visibility

Guru karmesha occupies 10th-from-Chandra [9, jurisprudential doctrine]

  • suggests that AJ's career was based on his ability to fill a guidance role [Guru] promoting doctrine, belief, and exegesis of scripture [see Guru section below]
  • his minimally literate [usually non-literate] base believed fervently that the Bible sanctioned slavery, because many references to slaves are indeed mentioned in that sacred book.

AJ himself was lukewarm on religion. However, Eliza was intensely devout.

  • Building a voter community connected through a vast network of itinerant preachers [typically non-literate] AJ became their iconic spiritual leader. [Guru]

Eliza deeply understood this believer-community and she guided his polical rhetoric.

  • Although he was a false prophet promoting baseless legal and moral claims, AJ's constituency very much believed his assertions about the legality of their God-given, Constitutional right to own slaves.


AJ preached that the Arya European pioneers held the superior privilege to have slaves


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

[Vimala Yoga]

[witty-political vidya-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna ]

[invisible-retreating vyaya-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna ]

[conventionally lawful undisclosed assets]

[prefers dignified confidential class-conscious relationships]

[beautifully aligned interior reproductive apparatus]

[treasury status maintained via occult agreements]

[financially hidden arrangements]


[political-demonstrating Dhaniṣṭha-1] [navamsha Shukra-Simha] intuitively enjoys political theatrical display

[Atmakaraka] relationships, agreement, alliances, finance, negotiation, equity, justice, contracts, deal-making [svabhava]

  • [Shukra-Makara-Draco] appreciation of authoritative status * likes architectural structure * attracted to officials * conducts lawful negotiations * beautiful bones * enjoys social position * class-conscious aesthetic * pleased by social regulation * hierarchical arrangements * prefers an orderly partner
  • [Shukra-8] seeks pleasure via occult secrets * enjoys disguised relationships * balanced healing arts * aesthetic of non-disclosure * camouflaged arrangements * hidden equity * pleasing designs to adorn the sexual-reproductive organs * sensual sphincters * obscured finance * taste for rejuvenating initiation * transformed by feminine-figures * delighted by sudden renewal * pleasant in-laws * appreciation of identity change * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may hold a secretive position


Secretive [Shukra-8] rules

  • 5-creativity, intelligence, games, celebrity, drama, artistic performance
  • 12 behind-closed-doors competitions, invisible actions, bitter losses [contains Shani]
  • 12 invisibility Political fortunes accomplished via back-room deals
  • [Shukra-Makara-8 rules [Tula-5 = 6th-from-Chandra] . Wifely ill-health.]

Shani-Shukra bhukti* Shukra rules political display-5 + Shukra rules self-medicating 6th-from-Chandra
  • 04-Mar-1865 [AJ age 57] sworn-in as VPOTUS under Lincoln * heavily intoxicated for public inauguration speech
  • Less than six weeks after the start of their term of office, 14-Apr-1865 [AJ age 57] assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
  • the next day, AJ suddenly becomes POTUS-17

AJ was supposed to have been assassinated also, but [Sarala Yoga] ensures that he would be spared.

  • The assassin assigned to kill AJ lost his nerve, and AJ was not attacked.
  • Although some believed AJ to be implicated in Lincoln's assassination [Sarala Yoga] protected AJ from criminal accusation.

[Shukra-8] located in ideological, faith-based 9th-from-Chandra


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

[sarala yoga]

[mysterious-discovering randhresha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[believing-philosophical dharmesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[old enemies in mystery initiation]


[regulatory Anuradha-2] [navamsha Arcturus-4]] intuitively orderly status-position class-conscious lawful service

  • [Shani-Vṛścika] burdened by puzzling enigma * obliged to uncover the camouflaged realities * heavy responsibility for mass transformation * must regulate the occult identity changes * must explore masked trauma * must resist self-destruction * mandatory recycling * bodily stress zone = ovaries + testes + anus * imposes strict confidentiality rules * cautiously exposes hidden knowledge * must regulate the threat of disaster * must work with sudden eruptions * must accept the healing systems of elder shamans * respects the slow-moving cycles of proletarian revolution * scarce healing resources * maintainer of old secrets
  • [Shani in Bhava-6] [beneficial] intrepid assistance * steady time-structured resistance to enemies * must serve the chronic victims * outlasts the adversaries * survives military siege * tense digestion * relentless criticism * constitutional illness-injury * tolerance for servitude * aging physicians * enduring diseases * service fatigue * helper's burnout * prevents innovative treatments * blocks new medications * professional social workers * patiently aids the disadvantaged * dutiful healthworker * accepts the rules of medical institutions * lawfully supports the sick * reliable herbalist * conventional pharmacist * protocols for problematizing * realistic about addiction * accepts abuse * neutral to crime * military discipline * governs the poor * regulates debt * legislates loans * respected elder of an oppressed sector


[ Rahu]

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

[for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-5 casts passionately dramatic speculative drishti into 9-11-1]


[visionary-guiding Arcturus-4] [navamsha Rahu-Meena] intuitively over-reaching imaginative dreamworld ambitions

  • [Rahu-Tula] shimmering illusion of balance * craving for trade * mask of fairly bargained contracts * over-reaching advocacy * outsider who cleverly insinuates into trusted counseling roles * sweetly unconventional adjudication * exceptional accommodation * mixed-measure balance * extravagant brokerage * mirage of suave deal-making * extraordinary terms of mutual agreement * gracious non-customary alliances * ambitious diplomacy * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] equity-assured negotiation * seeks privilege via adviser-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-5] passion for prestige politics * hungry for celebrity * fascinating romance * extraordinary games * in svabhava of Splendid Surya, the Shadowy Specter seeks exceptional children * outsider who cleverly insinuates into center-stage creative roles * culturally mixed entertainment * amplified poetic idealism * enchanting individual charisma * flamboyant fashion * unusual autobiography * craves admiring attention * intriguing displays of creative genius * seeks important roles in performance art * unconventional literary expression * desires royal entitlement * mesmerizing pageantry * entrancing dramatic splendor * opportunistic lovers * ambitious games-players * may wear the persona (mask) of a thespian * pretentious intellectuality * thrilling demonstrations in the eye of the camera * boundary-breaching politics



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

[for Mithuna indriya-lagna ]

[dispersed engagement with innovative earnings]

[dissolution of wartime profits]

[restless apathy toward marketplace competitors]

[surrenders useless pioneering revenues]

[forgives broken fresh-start gainfulness]

[abandons unsustainable friendships]

[absent from empty blood connections]

[disregards invasive community conventions]

[eccentricly impulsive distribution systems]

[passively fixated on ambitiously diplomatic-partnering Rahu-Tula-5 passionate political partnerships]


[strategic-complaining Bharani-2] [navamsha Ketu-Kanya]

  • [Ketu-Mesha] physically dissociates from competitive dominance * incomplete nobility * eccentric innovations * challenges the ineffable * unconventional athletic force * disoriented quest for supremacy * heroic push forward into nothingness * dissolute conquest * not limited by blood or birth * ignores restrictions on kinetic movement * releases a blood-red cloud of dynamic energy into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-11] eccentric friends * no limits on profitability * dissolves barriers in community * peculiar social network * vacuous associations * irrelevance of material achievements * intangible goals * ambivalence toward economics * disappearing elder siblings * disregards social awards * ignores marketplace norms * abandons large group systems * unless other graha occupy 11, may prefer to live free from socializing = off-the-grid.


Ketu-11 - no barriers / no scruples / to marketplace revenue

Johnson continued to disregard [Ketu] the Congressionally approved 14th and 15th Constitutional Amendments, which guaranteed free citizenship to ex-slaves.

  • Johnson proposed and promoted incoherent, contradictory, and unpopular policies especially on matters of citizenship for freed slaves
  • Supporters abandon him [Ketu abandon].
  • Under a hostile Congress, impeachment proceedings begin

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