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200 days in office [March-1881 until Sept- 1881]

USA Congressional Representative from Ohio [1863-1880]

Ohio Volunteer Infantry, USA Civil War [1861-1863]

Ohio State Senate [1859-1861]

distinguished orator + circuit-preacher

appellate-court attorney

mathematician + schoolteacher

Brigadier General

James A. Garfield

a.k.a. James Abram Garfield

Earth-birth Saturday 19-Nov-1831

dematerialization 19-Sep-1881 [age 49]


Garfield as a young schoolteacher, 1850's

One of the rare Left-Handed POTUS

  1. POTUS-03 Declaration of Independence 1743-1826 Thomas Jefferson [ambidextrous]

  2. POTUS-20 Universal Education 1831-1881 James Garfield * assassinated

  3. POTUS-28 The State 1856-1924 Woodrow Wilson [ambidextrous]

  4. POTUS-31 Challenge to Liberty 1874-1964 Herbert Hoover

  5. POTUS-33 Trial and Hope 1884-1972 Harry Truman

  6. POTUS-38 Time to Heal 1913-2006 Gerald R. Ford

  7. POTUS-40 American Life 1911-2004 Ronald Reagan

  8. POTUS-41 All the Best 1924-2018 George H.W. Bush

  9. POTUS-42 My Life 1946- Bill Clinton

  10. POTUS-44 Audacity of Hope 1961- Barack H. Obama


POTUS-20 - Mar-Sep 1881

[served only 200 days, assassinated in office]

USA Congressman from Ohio

James Abram Garfield


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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Public-Figure Examples

Uttaraphalgunī - Aryaman

Bhaga = Falgun = Utthram


For Uttaraphalguni 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.

For those born into the Surya-ruled paradigm of Uttora, 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.

Uttara-phalguni chaps are famously hot-headed. [Can be counterbalanced by a cool moon.]

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Denebola. Their purpose to brighten and glorify the divine intelligence through spectacular creativity.

Brilliantly dramatic

[Simha - Leya] pada-1 = radiant confidence, flamboyance, and remarkable intelligence. While much depends upon the characteristics of nakshatra-pati Surya, the Falgun birth of masculine valence favors dramatic displays of celebrity, romantic idealism, creativity, and entitlement.

Kanya pada 2-3-4 = equally smart and authoritative, but more focused upon personal enclosure and distant lands, often wielding power from a hermitage, sanctuary, or secluded location. May be an empowered politician of international ability, according to the strengths of nakshatra-pati Surya.

Although Shil Ponde's description often fits the Kanya pada 2-3-4 of Uttaraphalguni, the Simha pada-1 is rarely rough or ungrateful. Still, they can be impatient with others who are less confident or less intelligent.

Themes of political power, radiant creativity, and bright celebrity drama may contextualize Utthram's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Uttaraphalgunī - Aryaman

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. [1939] . Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 83

" A proud and arrogant disposition,

  • with a tendency to ride roughshod over other peoples' opinions.

Uttara natives are extremely intelligent

but because of their inordinate pride ,

  • they accept favors ungraciously even when in need

and are ungrateful to those from whom they receive these favors."

[end quote]


USA Civil War Brigadier General James Garfield [age 34] c. 1865. Library of Congress.


Lucretia Randolph Garfield in 187x

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

[Surya Mahadasha] [age birth until age 5.3]

Sat-19-Nov-1831 earth-birth in Moreland Hills, ohio, USA * Surya-Chandra bhukti * Chandra atmakaraka activates 11-goals

1833 [JAG age 2] grieved decease of father * Surya-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 2nd-from-Surya

[Chandra Mahadasha] [age 5.3 until age 15.3]

Mangala Mahadasha [age 15.3 until age 22.3]

1847 [JAG age 16] independently left home for a month, working the mules on canal boat, but soon fell ill and returned home to his mother * Mangala-Rahu bhukti * Rahu adventure

04-Mar-1850 [JAG age 18] baptized by water immersion at a Christian revival camp meeting * Mangala-Shani bhukti * Shani-12 imagination activates 5-redemption [12th-from-6 slavery] [Harsha Yoga]

[Rahu Mahadasha] [age 22.3 until age 40.3]

1854 [JAG age 22] agrees to marry Lucretia Randolph . However, carries on relationships with other women. * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

1856 [JAG age 24] earned baccalaureate from Williams College, massachusetts * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru activates -4 diploma [karakamsha]

1857-1861 [JAG age 25+] employed as teacher-administrator at the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute [later Hiram College] founded by Lucretia Randolph 's father * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru activates -4 schooling [karakamsha]

11-Nov-1858 [JAG age 26] consecration of marriage-1-of-1 with Lucretia Randolph * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru activates Meena- Svamsha

1859 [JAG age 27] gets elected to Ohio State Congress * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani vidya-pati-5 politics

03-Jul-1860 [JAG age 28] celebrated the birth of child-1 * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani putriki-pati-5

1861 [JAG age 29] admitted to the bar, begins law practice in Ohio * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha karmesha profession

1861 [JAG age 29] begins Civil War service in the Voluntary Infantry * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha

06-Apr-1862 [JAG age 30] fought the bloody Battle of Shiloh alongside Ulysses S. Grant * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha

1862 [JAG age 30] severely ill after battle, jaundiced * Rahu-Budha bhukti [Surya-yuti-Budha] surya activates 12-convalescence

1862 [JAG age 30] promoted to Brigadier General * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha karmesha promotion

14-Oct-1862 [JAG age 30] in the midterm elections, wins a seat in the USA House of Representatives, where he would represent Ohio for 9 consecutive terms = 18 years * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha + karmesha

1863 [JAG age 31] grieved the death of child-1 * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha activates maraka-2nd- from-Simha 5th-from-Chandra

[Guru Mahadasha] [age 40.3 until decease age 49

Jan-1880 [JAG age 48] at the request of POTUS-19 Rutherford B. Hayes, gets elected to the USA Senate by General Assembly [not by a popular election] * Guru-Shukra bhukti* Shukra activates 9-patronage

02-Nov-1880 [JAG age 48] gets elected POTUS-20 with VPOTUS Chester A. Arthur * Guru-Shukra bhukti * Shukra -1 rules 9 = patronage, elections

Mar-1881 [JAG age 49] begins term of office as POTUS-20 * Guru-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rules 9 = patriarchal roles

May-1881 [JAG age 49] Lucretia is stricken by severe malaria. She leaves Washington to recover [never to return] * Guru-Shukra bhukti * Shukra kalatra-karaka = 6th-from-Chandra sickness of wife

02-Jul-1881 [JAG age 49] after less than four months in office, JAG felled by gunshot of a politically aggrieved assassin. * Guru-Shukra bhukti * [nīcha-Shukra-1] rules-9 = 12th-from-10, disappearance of public profile

19-Sep-1881 [JAG age 49] after 11 weeks of intense suffering with massive iatrogenic septicemia [caused by the unwashed hands of his physicians] blessed liberation from the Earthen body, via cardiac arrest * Guru-Shukra bhukti * maraka [nīcha-Shukra-1] rules-2

Distinctive features of the Nativity

[Sparkling Splendid Surya]

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

[retreating-contemplative vyaya-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[intelligent center of transformational information ]

[brightly focused on clandestine messaging]

[confident manager of invisible private drama]

[commercial business engages distant lands]

[transmission of dangerous clairsentient insight]



[dramatic-creative Anuradha-1] [navamsha Surya-Simha] intuitively confidently political display

  • [Surya-Vṛścika] * Maricha - particle of light * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the penetrating transformative rashi of Mangala

  • [Surya in bhava-3] center of commerce * mercantile intelligence * smart reports * dramatic instructional delivery * creative descriptions * sparkling retinue * splendid games of manual-skill * self-referential announcements * admirable handcraft * cinematic genius * smart technology * focus on teamwork * entertaining explanations * administrative entitlements * confident writing * eye on process management * regal messaging * bright center of discourse * brilliant gesturing * father may be a transactional businessman, craftsman, explainer, communicator

  • [Surya-yuti-Budha] confidently conversational * brightly explaining 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


self-reflexively announcing, bright messages, regal style of gesture, communicative intelligence, radiantly descriptive, politically collaborative, splendidly explanatory [Surya in bhava-3] rules

  • 12 enclosures, the bed, fantasies, privacy, interior spiritual guidance, clandestine undertakings, intuitive awareness, non-linear conceptual undertanding, concealment, seclusion, invisibility, dissolved identity, meditation, contemplation, dreamworlds, astral plane, imaginary scenarios, sanctuary sleep, distant lands, health of the avowed partner



Dad died during young James' infancy.

Surya ruler-12 ++ Surya occupies 8th-from-Chandra

[Comfortable Caretaking Chandra]

matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

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

check Kuja and Kuja-drishti for the source of Chandra's forward-pushing drive toward conquest

[comfortable with physically disruptive change]

[sympatheticly pushes into rejuvenating crisis]

[sentimentally attuned to initiatory actions]

[hidden grounding ; through forward-moving rhythms]

[one's bodily appearance can provide impetus for emotional healing]

[needs to feel catalyticly active]

[identified with transformative social-participation linkage]

[intuitively pioneering populism]

[soothed by vigorous cycles of vitality]

[fleshbody needs systematic touch-healing at fixed intervals]

[attuned to aggressive shocks]

[interlinked feelings may suddenly stop-and-start]

[at some juncture in the lifespan, one's old community identity utterly dies, starting a catalytic rebirth into a new network of friendships]

[traumatized champion mother may be inscrutably moody]

[energetic mother's socialite gridwork may suddenly fluctuate]

[friendly, goal-oriented mother may alternate as disguised, mysterious, or unpredictable]


[political humanistic Kṛttikā-1] [navamsha Chandra-Dhanus] intuitively sensitive inspirational-guiding

[Pushkara pada]

[Atmakaraka patriotism, defense of way-of-life, familiar routines, safety]

  • [Chandra-Mesha] comforted by forward pursuit * settled into warrior rhythms * needs vitality

  • [Chandra in Kṛttikā - Pleyades] soothed by confident assertion * protectors of intelligent tradition * needs to feel lineage creativity = Kri

  • [Chandra in classroom-8] comfortable with crisis * familiar with catastrophe * unpredictable mother * feels the pulse of cyclical rebirth * soothed by secrecy * consoled by calamity * sensitive to danger * revolutionary sentiment * accustomed to frequent upheaval * seeks deeply rhythmic initiation * acculturated to masked exploration * occult sensitivities * needs eruptive energies * nourished by non-disclosure * emotionally attuned to trauma * undulating shakti-shocks * mother may be a mystic, healer, concealer, agent of disguise


sentimentally undisclosing, emotionally secretive, caretaker in dangerous situations, needs chaotic feelings, securely grounded through disastrous upheaval, anchored into sudden emergency response, sensitive to disguised dependencies, protected by camouflaged assets, sense of having hidden empowerments [Chandra in classroom-8] rules

  • 11-fruitful revenues, interconnected income, profits, material achievement, social networking, friendships, community linkage, fan-clubs, mass participation gatherings, collectivism, marketplace gridworks, distribution, association, populism, economic systems, fundraising, gains-and-goals, awards for work accomplished, health of the enemies


[at some juncture in the lifespan, previous appearance-based identity utterly dies, catalyzing an emotional rebirth into a new activity-based identity]


Mom was, by all accounts, an extraordinarily capable woman. Yet she was prone to mood dysregulation and identity-change.

Mom was was a salient influence in JAG's life.

  • Despite her volatile life path, Garfield remained close to his mother throughout his life.
  • She died seven years after his assassination.
  • JAG had intense dislike of his mother's second husband. JAG supported his mother's decision to divorce regardless of the cultural taboo. Chandra in classroom-8

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


lifepartnership 1-of-1

  • bhava-2 family heritage, continuation of legacies, financial collections, Mangala-Tula
  • Tula diplomacy, equity, fair agreements, contains Mangala in bhava-2

Lucretia Randolph was an educated, independent woman according to historians. The couple often lived apart due to JAG's duties.

Other Ladies - Shukra-Kanya [nīcha] occupies 6th-from-Chandra

During Rahu-Shani bhukti, Garfield's 1862-1863 affair-du-coeur with a New York City lady publicly disrupted the marriage. Shani activates 5-romance. Lucretia agreed to reconcile.

  • After the family reunited in Washington DC, when the pair were seen together, observers said that they seemed to enjoy the mutual company.
  • They were apart when JAG was shot, but together when he died.

[Competitive Champion Kuja]

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

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

[mysterious-revelatory randhresha for Kanya indriya-lagna]


[populist-distributive Arcturus-3] [navamsha Mangala-Kumbha] intuitively competitive forward-pushing participation linkage economics

  • [Mangala-Tula] vigorous pursuit of alliance * penetrating advocacy * thrust toward union * proactive bargaining * military negotiations * push toward terms of agreement * aggressive deal-making *energetic arbitration * athletic balancing * champion of fair contracts

  • [Mangala in bhava-2] vigorous orator * loudly lectures on values * pursuit of treasuries * competitive financial actions * innovative knowledge * energized face-voice-song * memorable speeches * Sings and shouts * champion of literacy-reading * historic pronouncements * prone to shouting * forward drive toward capitalization * promotes conservation * hyperactive family dynamics * acquisitive conquests


financially competitive, verbally assertive, forthrightly spoken, proactively acquisitive family lineage, champion of the capitalized [Mangala in bhava-2] rules

  • 3-communications, messaging, sermons, scripts, radio-television, media-products, Writing and Publishing, letters of correspondence, announcements, planning, schedules, sales, marketing, documentation, reporting, cohort, entourage, committee-work, process management, commercial business, instruction, explanation, discussion, diagrams, labeling, event management, signage, training, itinerary, tours

  • 8-unexpected eruptions of regenerating force, occult initiation, revelation, shock, surgery, intensive healing, evolution, explosion, sudden identity change, rejuvenation, recycling, rebirth, hidden assets, upheaval, secrecy, transformative events, discovery, in-laws of first marriage, health of younger sibling-cousin


Kuja typically presents a growth-challenge for Kanya nativities, due to risky intense passions.

JAG's not-so-secret multi year passionate affair during the Civil War, and the likelihood of other intrigues, caused his political handlers to take action.

Mangala activates 8 ++ 8th-from-8

Kuja activates the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

He gained a reputation as a dynamic political orator [Kuja-2]

[Busy Bantering Budha]

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


[energized-identifying lagnesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[communicates detailed mystical procedures]

[transmits secret transformative messages]

[discusses emergency crisis management]

[delivers instructions for sudden identity change]

[talks about dangerous threats]

[explains rejuvenating initiation processes]


[calculating-strategic Anuradha-2] [navamsha Budha-Kanya-uchcha]


  • [Budha-Vṛścika ] secretive communications * articulation of transformative process * emergency pronouncements * delivers messages about dangerous situations * describes mystical initiation * discusses undisclosed mysteries * articulately defined masking * gives instruction for penetrating procedures * expertly detailed disguise * hands-arms-shoulders make occult gestures

  • [Budha in bhava-3] narrative of cohort collaboration * chatty siblings * articulate announcements * discusses commerce * instructions for management * conversations about information technology * clever programming * logical reporting * talks about daily business * handles information * skillful printing * scripted dialog * text instructions * writes lyrics * detailed media-messaging * communication tactics * explains marketing * quick manufacturing * descriptive process * signaling gestures

  • [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


commercially adept, administratively detailed, skilled manager, articulately gesturing, descriptive writer, mercantile mentality, cohort communicating, committeeworker, defining announcer, specific explanations, chatty conversations, handcraft manufacturing, neighborly meeting [Budha in bhava-3] rules

  • 1- distinctive attributes of personality, dense material incorporation, individual personification, earthen embodiment, physical integrity, kinetic energy, dance, style of movement, athletic prowess, muscular mobility, unique character, kinetic vitality, circumstances of birth, tangible appearance, coherent social identity

  • 10-career, profession, dignity, regulatory roles, governance duties, social authority, symbolic recognition, iconic visibility, leadership responsibility, top status, reputation, commanding positions, honor, high regard, public respect, executive power, elite rank, lawful imposition, organizational director


[svabhava] = lagnesha + karmesha

Budha activates 3rd-from-Chandra communications ++ 6th-from-Chandra war, conflict, altercation, disgrace

Budha-yuti-Surya politics

Beginning his first Congressional term of office during Rahu-Budha bhukti, JAG served nine consecutive terms [18 years] 1863-1880.

[Generous Growing Guru]

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


[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Kanya indriya-lagna ]

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

check Shani and Shani-drishti to see the social hierarchy which constrains the wisdom of Brihaspati

[gambler's faith in caste-class hierarchy and material status]

[many romances fall below expectations]

[misguidedly permissive entitlements]

[optimistically corrupt political campaigns]

[dramatization of materialistic theology]

[pragmatic philosophy of creative performance]

[theatrical display of false cheerfulness]

[class-conscious understanding of celebrity]


[dramatizing-political Dhaniṣṭha-1] [navamsha Guru-Simha]


  • [Guru-Makara] understands social structure * numerous law-makers * class-conscious convictions * corrupted understanding of regulatory requirements * conventional doctrine * believes in common sense * pragmatic guidance * philosophical realism * diverse social responsibilities * materialistic worldview * faith in hierarchies * preaches about wise governance * widens the scope of bureaucracy

  • [Guru in bhava-5] much creativity * many intelligences * many entitlements * numerous games * diverse entertainments * many romances * extensive self-glorification * children identified with paradigmatic beliefs * expansion of political display * development of drama * optimistic in speculations * patron of creative performance * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be a game-player

  • [Guru-yuti-Ketu] upeksha-karaka * multiple options for severance * broad permission to abandon unsustainable connections * diverse wanderings * many occasions of surrender * philosophy of impermanence * large-size vacuums * many holy pilgrimages


abundantly celebrated, inspirationally center-stage, jovially entertaining, tolerant genius, globally creative, divinely guided gambling, confidently speculative, believes in romance, idealistic indoctrinator [Guru in bhava-5] rules


  • 4 cultural foundations, property boundaries, way of Life, protection, defense , homeland, household, routines, rituals, mother, parents, customary rhythms, caretakers, socialization schooling, gardens, waterways, transportation, housing, social security, sense of place, environmentalism, citizenship, belonging, ethnic basis, ethnoreligion, patriotism, real-estate, farming, land-ownership, burial, predictability, health of the elder sibling

  • 7-covenant, promise, trust, contractual relationships, social justice, advocacy, legal judgments, lawcourts, appeals, representation, equity, diplomacy, partners, justice, marriage, legal and formal partnerships, negotiation, alliance-crafting, match-making, fair arrangements, even deals, advocacy, trading, bargaining, brokerage, haggling, go-between, middleman, meddler


nicha-Guru-yuti-Ketu activates Meena-Svamsha

[nīcha] Guru-yuti-Ketu-5 occupies the career-profession 10th-from-Chandra = political career + Ketu assassination

Guru activates Dhanus [10th navamsha] containing navamsha Mūla-Chandra

  • Dhanus preaching, wisdom, ideology, paradigms of belief

Political boost from mutual drishti between Brihaspati ++ Rahu

Generous Guru activates 10th-from-10th.

  • Worked as a teacher and preacher until age 31.
  • Then switched to full-time politics until his decease.
  • Elected to nine terms in the USA House of Representatives.

[Sweetly Suave Shukra]

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


[collecting-preserving dhanesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[philosophical-doctrinal dharmesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[vital embodiment of invalid contracts]

[unbalanced partner in aggrieved relationships]

[acquires wealth via exploitation of labor]

[identified with legal argument from doctrinal principles]


[defensive-habitual Hasta-4] [navamsha Shukra-Karkata] intuitively harmonizing agreements support protective patriotic defense

  • [Shukra-Kanya] appreciation of service ministries * likes logical argument * attracted to subordinates * delighted by animals * accepts unbalanced agreements * prefers exploitable partners * pleased by pain relief * enjoys humility * graciously accommodates unfair contracts * sweet alliance with victims * litigious bargaining

  • [Shukra-1] seeks pleasure via handsome embodiment * enjoys the company of womenfolk * graciously attractive appearance * active style of balancing * pursues adjustable arrangements * appreciation of muscular vitality * pleasing designs to adorn the head * aesthetic of new life * physical exercise to balance the brain * identified with brokerage * seeks the sweet midpoint of dynamic negotiations * energetic pursuit of equity * identified with acts of diplomacy * bargains vigorously for fair exchange * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be an athlete, innovator, champion, pioneer


pleasantly competitive, aesthetically postured, balanced style of movement, naatural maker of arrangements, energetic mediator, fair bargains, gracious appearance, diplomatic personality, harmoniously embodied, prefering luxurious attributes, attracted to active companions [Shukra-1] rules

  • 2-acquisition, family legacy, tradition, language-lexicon, preserved memory, banking, collections, entreasurement, herd-hoard, treasury containment, financial capital, accrued amounts, asset evaluation, knowledge of history, speech-song, heritage values, color-sound, arts-and-music, face-voice-eyes-teeth-mouth-hair, genetics, stored resources, health of the father

  • 9-ideology , paradigm of belief, profession of faith, principled convictions, higher understanding, father-figures, priestly patronage, preaching, patriarchal entitlements, philosophical convictions, theory, public spiritual guidance, celebrated doctrines, sangha, sacred teachings, credenda, globalism, dharma, worldview, weltanschauung, mother's health


Dharmesha-in-1 = Identified with Religious Doctrine

Like many thousands of struggling Euro-settlers in New York and New England, JAG's parents had been swept into the revivalist Christian passions of the Second Great Awakening, [1790-1840]

The premature death of JAG's father plunged widowed single-mom and her five children into extreme scarcity [or so the political spinners told the tale...] JAG was raised in hard-scrabble poverty in Ohio's Western Reserve, asemi-wilderness.

The fatherless family relied on help from their brethren in the Disciples of Christ. JAG remained identified with the principles of his Faith [JAG dharmesha-1-Shukra]

During baccalaureate study, JAG undertook New Testament translations and he served as a part-time preacher until becoming POTUS.

Shukra-nicha features of the Learning Pathway

experiences may involve feminine-figures who are deceived, aggrieved, disadvantaged, marginalized, or suffering from low self-worth [Kanya 12th-from-balancing Tula].

  • Partnerships personal and professional may be challenged in matters of equity, fairness, mutuality, balance
  • Attracted to servants, employees, service-workers, helpers, and aides.
  • Aesthetic of undervaluation.
  • Often displeased with peers.

Sexual profligacy

Shukra-Kanya [nīcha] occupies the emotionally conflicted and self-medication 6th-from-Chandra

  • James Garfield had plenty of woman-trouble.
  • Due to randhresha Mangala, JAG's indiscretions became scandalized, and his taste in ladies very nearly dissuaded the political handlers from running him in the POTUS contest. [Shukra rules 12th-from-10]

Complaining and criticizing of peers and partners.

Known to have a frosty relationship with POTUS-18 Ulysses S. Grant due to disagreements about wartime decisions

Garfield generally disliked POTUS-16 Abraham Lincoln.. JAG referred disrespectfully to Lincoln as a " second rate Illinois lawyer" .

  • After Lincoln's assassination, perhaps realizing the impact that Lincoln would have upon history regardless of his personality, JAG began praising his former adversary.

Mother's divorce = 6th-from-Chandra

Garfield's mother, to whom he was deeply attached, remarried to support her five children . However, Garfield notoriously disliked the man. During an era when divorce caused socially punitive shaming-scandal, unfairly demonizing the woman, he nevertheless supported his mother unconditionally. During her divorce, JAG claimed that his step-father was abhorrent and abusive.

Later, his own marriage was headed toward divorce, endangering his political career. Pundits opined that had he survived the assassination, Garfield would have suffered political ignominy due to his romantic multiplicities and impending divorce from his unhappy wife.

[nīcha] Shukra-Kanya-1

Marriage discord and profligacy

[nīcha] Shukra receives dissociating but multiplying drishti from [nīcha] [Guru-yuti-Ketu]

  • It is recorded that Garfield was at home for only five months during the first five years of his marriage.
  • The couple had seven children, five surviving.

Disharmony and disagreement in the marriage, due inter alia to active discord regarding the exclusivity contract [Mangala male sexual energy] . Much compounded by kalatra-karaka Shukra- nīcha

  • Garfield was a tall, intelligent man with military prestige + a gift for political oratory. His family-oriented wife Lucretia Rudolph was his former student, which began the relationship on a keynote of inequality [nīcha] Shukra unequal] . The mother of five, Lucretia was frequently ill.

  • During Garfield's decades-long national political career, Lucretia stayed in Ohio with their children while Garfield lived a majority of his time in Washington D.C.

  • Despite regularly declaring his Christian values [mainly in political context of abolishing slavery] Garfield developed extramarital relationships, including a notable romance with a New York woman.

  • 1862 during a lengthy stay in Washington D.C. while awaiting a military assignment, along-term extramarital affair nearly destroyed Garfield's marriage

  • His marriage struggles became public, and despite Garfield's strong governance abilities it seemed that his path to POTUS would be blocked by the shaming-scandal of divorce, following in the footsteps of his mother's own contentious divorce.

  • Political spin doctors convinced Garfield to end his illicit romance which allowed them to sanitize his reputation, and thus he won the POTUS-20 election.

  • Based on JAG's behavior patterns, scholars speculate that had Garfield survived his assassination in 1881, he might have experienced sex shaming-scandals similar to POTUS-29 Teapot Dome 1865-1923 Warren G. Harding ++ POTUS-42 My Life 1946- Bill Clinton ++ UK-King 1948- Charles of Wales, all of whom also have [nīcha] Shukra in 6th-from-Chandra.


  • Physically tall, strong, and handsome. = Guru drishti into Shukra-1. Attractive to women,

[nīcha] Shukra 6th-from-Chandra * medical treatments

emotional toxicity encourages infections

James Garfield did not die from the gunshot wounds from his assassin's gun. JAG died of blood poisoning after doctors and experts [including Alexander Graham Bell] tried to remove the bullet from his back with their dirty fingers and instruments

The horrible infection caused JAG to linger in pain for 80 days before dying of cardiac arrest due to septic toxicity. His assassin, the delusional Charles Guiteau, later claimed that he didn't kill the president -- the doctors had.

[Sober Structural Shani]

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

[Harsha Yoga]

[political-theatrical vidya-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[contentious resistance to flamboyant disagreements]

[political backchannel duties]

[rigidly ceremonial meditations]

[maintains the formal prayer displays]

[limited entitlements granted in distant lands]

[fear of harm due to showing-off]

[punitive consequence for poetic love]

[romantic idealism only in private sanctuary]

[enemies fail to impose political imprisonment]


[promising-contractual Pūrvaphalgunī-3] [navamsha Shani-Tula-uchcha]

  • [Shani-Simbha] [challenging placement] heavy old legacy drama * must accept center-stage pressures * structural compression upon heart-spine * conventional limits upon creative self-expression * tightly governed speculation * social restrictions upon personal genius *must be responsible in romance * no time for frivolous drama * fearful in games * time-conscious children * resents royal entitlements * proletarian entertainments * restricted intelligence * slow, elderly politicians * restrained entitlement * obligatory ceremonies * scarcity of amusements * maintainer of old sovereignties

  • [Shani in Bhava-12] slow time-structured envisioning * burdensome duties in Other Worlds * limited privacy * public regulation of private environments * must work with foreigners * socially opaque responsibilities * blocked dreams * intimidated by phantoms * resists clairsentient guidance * cautiously conventional fantasies * fears imprisonment * regimented sanctuaries * lack of spontaneity in the bedroom * chronic insomnia * dried flow of interior inspiration * cold feet * psychic fatigue * mandatory isolation * tightly regulated scientific research * elders preserve the old enclosures


dutifully secluded, works diligently in private spaces, responsibly imaginative, insightfully intuitive maturity, must regulate the bedroom, structured meditation, burdensome duties in distant lands [Shani in Bhava-12] rules

  • 5- Politics, center-stage roles, theatre, demonstration, display, charming brilliance, genius, poetry, choice-making, showmanship, gambling and gamesmanship, romantic idealism, creativity, fashion-shows, flamboyance, celebrity entitlements, confidence, artistic performance, drama, children, financial speculation, intelligence, entertainments, fun

  • 6-ministries of service, dehumanization, misconduct, war, jail, slavery, pollution, argumentation, healthcare workers, ailment, injury, medical treatment, hypocrisy, crime, cheating, animosity, toxins, complaints, accusation, litigation, imbalanced conditions, injustice, betrayed promises, servants, laborers, hostility, animosity, disagreement, dehumanization


For all of its implications of invisibility and distance, Shani in Bhava-12 in 10th-from-Chandra becomes dignified, reputed, and iconic.

Harsha Yoga

Protected JG could avoid banishment [12] and other negative social consequences from the numerous political conflicts in which he was involved, including

  • bitter slavery conflict [6]
  • bribery and corruption [6]
  • war [6]

perhaps most significantly, JG avoided the usual political banishment which would normally have been the result of

  • ignominy [6] of marriage betrayal, following a notorious extramarital affair. [It was skillfully made Invisible by his political handlers.]

[Shani in bhava-12] rules Makara = the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking 10th-from-Chandra

Shani occupies emotionally-driven genius 5th from Chandra = restricted, retarded, delayed, structured, status-seeking, disciplined, austere, elegant, limited creativity that responded first and foremost to the requirements of the social order

[Risk-rewarding Rahu]

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


[for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[Rahu casts passionate drishti into 3-5-7]

[routine passion for farm revenues]

[over-reaching real-estate profits]

[ambitiously nationalistic high-achieving friends]

[desire to protect economic communities]

[exhilarating kinship networks]

[extraordinary defensive fundraising]

[hunger for pathway earnings]

[risk-rewarding rhythmic marketplace connectivity]

[seeks importance in familiar assemblies]


[systematic-profitable Aśleṣā-3] [navamsha Rahu-Kumbha]
  • [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 caretaker-defender parent-roles

  • [Rahu in bhava-11] passion for prestige rewards * in Roguish Rahu's svabhava co-ruled by materialistic Shani * the Shadowy Specter seeks glamorous material attainments * outsider who cleverly insinuates into social-networking roles * high-risk marketplace gains * ravenous for revenues * astounding awards * extraordinary economic connections * desires linkage into privileged systems * expediently gainful assemblies * opportunistic community activism * over-reaching friendships * craves prodigious profitability * exciting culturally-mixed gridworks * phony fellowship * may pose as a populist * boundary-breaching collectivism * entranced by one's own achievements * thrilling surges of amazing earnings * trespasses normal connectivity limits


Political boost from mutual drishti between Brihaspati ++ Rahu

Passion for education

[Rahu in bhava-11] the defensive, culturally-rooted, seasonal-calendar, routinized, patriotic, ethno-nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra

JAG and his four siblings were raised in poverty by a single manually-laboring mother in the culturally isolated rural region then known as Ohio's Western Reserve. He was on track to become just another hard-working laborer when he received a series of remarkable educational opportunities via Rahu the Opportunist. Garfield's career began to escalate at the beginning of Rahu Mahadasha, and throughout his decades in public office, he supported the concept of government-funded education for all citizens and their families regardless of race or creed [Rahu the Mixer] .

Received a remarkably strong liberal education considering the weak foundation of his upbringing. His New England college acculturation made JAG a passionate abolitionist who believed that the Civil War was a religious crusade against the evils of slavery.

  • POTUS-20 Universal Education 1831-1881 James Garfield * Garfield was a youth schoolteacher and college professor before he studied law and entered politics in his 30th year. Throughout his political life, Garfield remained a spokesman for the proposal of " universal" government-funded schooling for all citizens.

[Collapsing unshackling Ketu]

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

[for Kanya indriya-lagna]


[scattered hierarchical intelligence]

[disengaged witness to institutional politics]

[liberated from displays of rank]

[disregard for the drama of empty status]


[political-entitled Dhaniṣṭha-1] [navamsha Ketu-Simha] intuitively dispersing dramatic romance gaming showmanship

  • [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-5] ambivalent toward ceremony * disoriented offspring * wandering eldest child * demonstrates dramatic confidence in non-existent things * apathetic toward intellectual authenticity * ungrounded speculation * disregards standard intelligence * eccentric creativity * incoherent romantic ideals * disinterested in games * liberation via surrender of entitlements * unless other graha in 5 or Ketu's ruler is strong, may prefer to live free from children

  • [Ketu-yuti-Guru] misunderstandings * unsustainable convictions * abandons empty theories * believes in non-existence * vacuous catechism * wandering teachers * apostasy * wisdom of surrender * incomplete comprehension * doctrines of impermanence * Other-Worldly viewpoint * walks away in disbelief * liberating philosophy * for wifely nativities, Ketu may release the dhavakaraka husbandly-companion. .


[Ketu in classroom-5]Children

  • First child, adaughter, died age three . Also, shani-12 occupies 5th-from-Chandra

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