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Chief Justice USA Supreme Court [1921-1930]

Yale Law School, professor of constitutional law [1913-1921 *

POTUS-27 [1908-1912]

Secretary of War with POTUS-26 Theodore Roosevelt [1904-1908]

Governor-General of Philippines with POTUS-25 William McKinley [1901-1903]

Appellate Court Judge, 6th Circuit [1892-1900]

USA Solicitor General with POTUS-23 Benjamin Harrison [1890-1892]

Cincinnati Superior Court Judge [1887]

Collector of Internal Revenue for Ohio First District [1882]

William Howard Taft

"The Reluctant President"

Earth-birth Tuesday-15-Sep-1857

dematerialization 08-Mar-1930 [age 72]



POTUS-27 partner [1909-1913]

Nellie Herron Taft

a.k.a. Helen Louise Herron

nativity of Nellie Herron Taft

Earth-birth Tuesday-02-Jun-1861

dematerialization 22-May-1943 [age 81]

possible parallel incarnation of

POTUS-pair-01 tobacco 1731-1802 Martha Custis Washington



Chief Justice USA Supreme Court

Gov-General Philippines

Secretary of War

William Howard Taft


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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


Taft in later years as an ailing Supreme Court Justice, approx 1929. After completing a series of elite jobs which he didn't like, and finally getting the one job that he had always wanted, Taft lost 150 lbs. of bodyweight

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."


1908 = WHT in the Whitehouse, hand on the communication device. at peak, WHT's weight = 332 lbs = 160 kilos


Taft in mid-career


WHT [age 35] as a young Appellate-Court judge, 6th-Circuit


WHT riding an overburdened carabao [water buffalo] during his tenure as Governor of Philippines 1901-1903


Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha

[Ketu Mahadasha] * birth until age 6

15-Sep-1857 Earth-birth in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA * Ketu-Shukra bhukti* Shukra activates 7-attorney, negotiations ++ dvadasa Sade-Sati

1859 until 1862 Janma Sade-Sati Simha

  • [10 public responsibilities, executive authority, command, duty, social reputation, obligatory leadership roles, regulation, governance]
  • [age 2-5]

[Shukra Mahadasha] [age 6 until age 26]

1866 [WHT age 9] young WHT sustained a skull fracture when the horses spooked and the family wagon overturned. As an adult, WHT displayed a depression in the skull which was observed by his physicians. Rahu-Ketu opposition age-9. * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti* Shukra activates 8th-navamsha dangerous conditions

1878 [WHT age 21] earned BA degree from Yale College * Shukra-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 4-diploma

1880 [WHT age 23] earned LLB diploma from Cincinnati Law School * Shukra-Budha bhukti * Budha diploma

Feb-1882 [WHT age 25] appointed by Chester B. Arthur as Collector of Internal Revenue for Ohio’s First District [Cincinnati area] * * Shukra-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 8-hidden monies + 11 revenues

[ Surya Mahadasha] [age 26 until age 32]

19-Jun-1886 [WHT age 29] consecration of marriage-1-of-1 with Nellie Herron [her age 25] . The union endured for 44 years. * Surya-Guru bhukti * Guru activates Meena Svamsha - samchara Rahu-Ketu via Simha-Kumbha contact R-K-navamsha

1887 [WHT age 30] appointed to complete a vacant judicial term on the Ohio Superior Court * Surya-Budha bhukti * Budha 11-goals, friendship networks

Apr-1888 [WHT age 31] in order to retain his appointed judicial seat on the Ohio Superior Court, WHT had to campaign for election * he did and he won * Surya-Ketu bhukti [Surya-yuti-Ketu]* Ketu enables Surya karmesha

[Chandra Mahadasha] [age 32 until age 42] [1889-1899]

1889 until 1892 Janma Sade-Sati Simha

  • [10 public responsibilities, executive authority, command, duty, social reputation, obligatory leadership roles, regulation, governance]
  • [age 32-35]

08-Sep-1889 [WHT age 32] celebrated the birth of child-1 Robert Taft . Son Robert became a significant figure in American government * Chandra-Chandra svabhukti [Chandra in classroom-10] rules 9-children ++ janma Sade-Sati

Feb-1890 [WHT age 33] appointed Solicitor General of the United States under Benjamin Harrison . This attorney position argues on behalf of the federal govt in cases before the Supreme Court. * Chandra-Chandra svabhukti * Chandra activates 9-higher legal philosophy, international law ++ janma Sade-Sati

21-May-1891 [WHT age 34] grieved the decease of father Alfonso Taft * Chandra-Rahu bhukti ++ janma Sade-Sati

17-Mar-1892 [WHT age 35] [served until 1900] judge of the 6th-Circuit Appellate Court. Known for judgments less favorable to extreme acts of organized labor, but staunchly promoting Anti-Trust. * Chandra-Rahu bhukti ++ janma Sade-Sati

1896 [WHT age 39] WHT returns to his alma mater, Cincinnati Law School, as professor of property law + academic dean * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha explanation, instruction

[Mangala Mahadasha] [age 32 until age 39] [1899-1906]

15-Mar-1900 [WHT age 43] appointed to the Philippines Commission, tasked to plan and supervise the establishment of democratic governance in the Philippines. New Government is successful installed, but WHT gets very sick * Mangala-Mangala svabhukti [Mangala in bhava-10] governance = lagnesha + rogesha

04-Jul-1901 [WHT age 44] WHT accepts appointment as first Civilian Governor of the Philippines by William McKinley. WHT returned to Washington in Dec-1903, but maintained supervisory power until 1913. * Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 5-royalty, charisma, political power

Sep-1901 [WHT age 44] weighing over 300 pounds [136 kilo] WHT suffers a near-fatal ruptured abscess of the perineum, requiring emergency surgery * Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru-6 obesity, medical suffering

Nov-1901 [WHT age 44] a second surgery * Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru-6 obesity, medical suffering

Feb-1902 [WHT age 45] a third surgery for complications * Mangala-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 6th-from-Chandra emotionally-caused ailments, conflict, altercation, distress

01-Feb-1904 [WHT age 47] appointed Secretary of War under Theodore Roosevelt - Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 11-achievements

[Rahu Mahadasha] [age 39 until age 57] [1906 until 1924]

1906 [WHT age 49] in the heated political environment of Prohibition, WHT declares himself a tea-totaler but supports free choice. His wife Nellie remains a Wet. * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti * Rahu taboo-breaching

1906 [WHT age 49] briefly served as the provisional governor of Cuba * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti * Rahu-5 celebrity, political power

08-Dec-1907 [WHT age 50] grieved the decease of mother - Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

03-Nov-1908 [WHT age 51] depending entirely on TR's political machine, doing almost no campaigning, WHT wins POTUS-27 election as a Placeholder for TR - Rahu-Rahu svabhukti * Rahu in bhava-5 illusion, insinuation, glamour

03-Mar-1909 [WHT age 52] inauguration day * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

May-1909 [WHT age 52] wife Nellie suffers a severe paralytic stroke. Very slowly and painfully, Nellie gained a partial recovery * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru-6 ailment rules 8th-from-jāyābhava = sudden, unexpected change for lifepartner

05-Nov-1912 [WHT age 55] competing in a 3-way election against Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, WHT loses POTUS election to rival Woodrow Wilson * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 12th-from-5th dissolution of election win ++ Shani activates 6th-from-Chandra

01-Apr-1913 [WHT age 56] starts professor of constitutional law at Yale University. * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 4-schoolteaching

Sep-1918 until Nov-1920 Janma Sade-Sati Simha

  • [10 public responsibilities, executive authority, command, duty, social reputation, obligatory leadership roles, regulation, governance]
  • [age 61-64]

30-Jun-1921 [WHT age 63] appointed Chief Justice [manager] USA Supreme Court by Warren G Harding. Instantly confirmed by Congress with no hearings. * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya karmesha elite governance ++ dvithya Sade-Sati

1923 [WHT age 65] END OF AN ERA - following a brief illness, WHT releases 150 lbs. of bodyweight * Rahu-Mangala chidra-dasha * Mangala lagnesha-rogesha

served USA-Supreme Court 11-Jul-1921 until 03-Feb-1930

[Guru Mahadasha] [age 57 until decease age 72] [1924-1930]

03-Feb-1930 [WHT age 70] due to illness, end service Chief Justice USA Supreme Court * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 8-identity change

08-Mar-1930 [WHT age 72] dis-embodiment * Guru-Budha bhukti - Budha-yuti-Ketu - Budha enables Ketu-release

Distinctive features of the nativity


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

[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

[usually is the mother's eldest child]

[bright center of community service ministry]

[genius for logical argument]

[focused intelligence for marketplace gains]

[resentful complaining laboring father may be friendly, socialite, distributor, earner]


[governing-regulatory Aryaman-2] [navamsha Surya-Makara] intuitively confident logically argued hierarchical ordering



  • [Surya-Kanya] Poshanya * Pushna - the nourisher * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the analytical logical rashi of Budha
  • [Surya in bhava-11] center of community * genius for associative systems * radiates through the gridwork * entitled to work-and-earn * network intelligence * focus on interlinked ecologies * uniquely creative marketplace revenues * exemplifies knotting-netting-knitting connectivity * distributed light * eye on friendships * celebrated by crowds * sparkling center of social-economic drama * father may be an earner-socialite-organizer
  • [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
  • [Surya-yuti-Ketu] confidently detached * bright observer * entitled to surrender * apathetic toward the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent abandonment * disregards patriarchal power * politically disinterested * wandering father-figure * radiantly unconcerned


friendly, gainful, community-connected, mass-participation, proletarian, marketplace focused [Surya in bhava-11] rules

  • 10-public recognition, respect, social authority, command, responsibility, orderly regulation, iconic roles


WHT is generally accounted by historians to have been a [much] better administrator than politician. Surya in bhava-3

Despite Cincinnati being a regional - not national - center, WHT was raised with D.C. national political awareness, and he traveled European capital cities with his family.

By the end of college, WHT had obtained the global perspective required for his future political work.

Mahadasha sequence Shukra + Surya + Chandra + Mangala + Rahu

Spans an administratively focused political career starting with WHT's college graduation, and ending with his death. FATHER ++ the Taft political dynasty

Dad = Alfonso Taft = a federal bureaucrat and attorney from Ohio. Alfonso served in several elite roles at the national political-administrative level .

Due to his administrative and diplomatic work, dad was often away Surya-yuti-Ketu.

Mom was the dominant parent. Somana-yuti-Shani

  • Dad served as USA Attorney General and Secretary of War with Ulysses S. Grant.

Rahu in bhava-5 political father-and-grandfather

  • Dad was stationed in embassies in Russia and Austro-Hungary during the administration of Chester A. Arthur


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[philosophical-doctrinal dharmesha for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]


[champion-challenging Magha-1] [navamsha [Chandra-Mesha] intuitively sensitive pursuing competitive dominator


  • [Chandra-Simha] comforted by creative display * settled into dramatic rhythms * needs attention
  • [Chandra in Magha - Regulus] protectors of three-fires ceremony * feels the glorious magnetism * soothed by unlimited light magic
  • [Chandra in classroom-10] comfortable with high reputation * socially recognized protector * parental style of leadership * Familiar Face to the public * sensitive to social protocol * accustomed to regulations * soothed by peak position * acculturated to executive routines * settled into the rhythm of respected roles * feels the repeating pulse of elite status * calmed by climbing hierarchical steps * anchored into lawful responsibility * undulating authority * mother may be a dignitary, a well-known figure, a principal, a prominent parent
  • [Somana-yuti-Kuja] emotionally pro-active * sensitive to brotherly figures * needs to win * comforted by direct forward movement * invigorates the undulating routine * soothed by pioneering innovation * competitive mother * calmed by routine exercise * feels like a champion



  • [folk reputation 10th-from-Chandra = advising, contracts, equity, advocacy historical-financial-sonorous valuation Urisha-7]


Mom = Louise Torrey Taft.

  • A highly educated woman for her day, mom graduated from Mt. Holyoke Female Seminary in 1845.
  • Like WHT's beloved wife Helen Herron, WHT's mom vigorously promoted her husband's career.

Young William Taft was allied with his mother's character from birth as seen via Chandra in classroom-1 = Somana-yuti-Kuja - lagnesha

  • When young William became an adult, his mom promoted his career even more enthusiastically than she had helped her husband's.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations

[7th-from-Chandra-10] lifepartnership 1-of-1

  • Helena " Nellie" Herron
  • bhava-4 home-keeping, life foundations, parenting, nourishment, emotional and cultural stability
  • Kumbha socializing, friendships, goals, achievements, economics, large-group assemblies, social networking
  • Nellie was a socialite [Kumbha] who directed Taft's career adeptly.

Helena " Nellie" Herron was an educated woman. Her dad was an attorney peer of WHT's dad. The two families lived in the same social circle [bhava-4 cultural foundations] .

As WHT's mother had been for WHT's father, Nellie was William Taft's muse [Shukra-9] .

Taft often remarked that at each step of his career that it was Nellie -- not him -- who decided whether he should accept the next opportunity or revert to the simple judicial practice that he always preferred.

[Shani in Bhava-9] rules Kumha-7th-from-Chandra ++ Shani-yuti-Shukra, indicating the depth of mutual responsibility and duty bond between the partners.


William Howard Taft stood nearly six-feet tall. Since college, the fleshbody = remarkably heavy-set . At his peak weight, WHT carried 330+ pounds [159 kilos]

Taft was dubbed "Big Bill." The largest president in American history, WHT was the target of a ridiculing press. Rumors had him stuck in the White House bathtub, prised out by aids. More factual observers did comment that, in older structures built to a smaller scale, his handlers did help WHT to navigate certain tight spaces, both physically and politically. Taft wrote in letters that when prevented from eating, he was greatly inconvenienced.

Although it is not a universal feature of the nakshatra, Jyeṣṭha natives have a pronounced tendency to pack on body weight . Examples:

Jyeṣṭha response to emotional stress often triggers eating patterns

  • after losing the re-election in 1912 [and thus being liberated from presidential roles that he did not want]
  • Taft dropped 80 pounds within a year [WHT age 55] .
  • final total of 150 lbs released by 1923 [WHT age 66] .

WHT was a tea-total-er [non-alcohol drinker, only tea] as suggested by drug-avoider Shukra-yuti-Shani. Yet, he supported others' right to drink as they pleased. Shukra-1 fairness, tolerance.

Blunt force trauma injuries

WHT was repeatedly

  • thrown from horses,
  • in various automobile collisions
  • having his hand slammed in doors
  • other deep bruising.
  • He regularly lost his voice from demanding political speeches, caused partly by political campaigns that required 17 speeches per day.


Chandra-10 intakes drishti of Amplifying Rahu-5

Chandra-10 intakes drishti from Rahu-5 political opportunism. Kuja-yuti-Chandra providing many executive roles in the political hierarchy, the vast majority of WHT's assignments were granted by political appointment. WHT was trusted by many POTUS administrations, due to his known capability for managing regulatory process, managing money [Guru Bharani rules 2- finance] and maintaining the flow of documentation Budha-Kanya [uchcha] [svakshetra] [mūlatrikoṇa if within 16-20 deg] .


Taft's physique measure 5-foot-11-inches [59 inches] and his maximum bodyweight peaked at 330 lbs.

In modern terms, his physique would be adjudged as morbidly obese . However, while a modern sufferer might be confined to a wheelchair, Taft played golf, rode horses, and walked regularly whenever freed from the daily suffering of gout.

He suffered lumbago [lower back pain] , chronic acid-reflux, constipation requiring laxative treatment, gout in both feet so severe that he could not walk during gout attacks, and kidney stones [gout stones] .

  • WHT suffered heart problems throughout adult life = maraka Surya-yuti-Ketu .

Taft suffered from severe sleep apnea as a complication of obesity.

Breathing Budha-yuti-Ketu also in 3rd-from-Chandra

  • [Ketu in classroom-3] = weird, disconnected thinking patterns. WHT ignored [Ketu] the overwhelming health evidence and simply maintained his comfortable habits until suddenly in his 60's during Rahu-Ketu bhukti, he released the weight.


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


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

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[vividly active public pageantry]

[brightly competitive political leadership]

[self-identified dominance in executive roles]

[brilliant champion of rightful entitlements]

[high-visibility military display]


[champion-dominator Magha-1] [navamsha Mangala-Mesha]


  • [Mangala-Singha] vigorous pursuit of fame * creatively moving political theatre * proactive drama * push toward celebrity entitlement * champion of pageantry * military parades * brilliantly energized celebrations * invigorating parties * charmingly dominating at games * Sexually active romance * flamboyant gambling
  • [Mangala in bhava-10] drive toward high position * pursuit of social authority * fights for rank * pushes upward gaining status * invasive regulation * hierarchical dynamics * dominating executive roles * energized governing conquests * champion of leadership elites
  • [Kuja-yuti-Chandra] feels like a champion * energized intuition * dynamic nurturance * competitive caretaking * often the dominant parent * needs to win * forward thrusting emotions * seeks security via conquest

CHILDREN and grandchildren

Kuja activates 5th-from-Chandra = eldest child

5th-from-Chandra = vidyasthāna-5 Vṛścika. Eldest son Robert Taft entered politics after law school, maturing from Ohio state congress into USA Senate.

Robert Taft had substantial support to become POTUS-34, but was ousted by the popular late-entering candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower

Simha-2 = political family

The Taft family = considered a USA political dynasty, albeit a subtle one. The sons and grandsons of POTUS-27 have served in the USA Senate, as Governor of Ohio, and other leadership positions. Beginning with Alfonso Taft and continuing to the present day, there have been Taft family members working in national government during most POTUS administrations.


Yogakaraka Kuja activates 5 + 10

Mangala-Singha karmesha intakes drishti from Guru-10


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

[uchcha] [svakshetra]

[mysterious-revealing randhresha for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

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

[narrative of critical economic analysis]

[earnings from gridworked logical argumentation]

[gainfully connected problem-solving strategies]

[calculating network of friends]


[political-demonstrating Chitra-1] [navamsha Budha-Simha]

[Atmakaraka argumentation, logical process, meetings, management, documentation, planning, schedules, reports, cohort]


[Budha-yuti-Ketu ]

  • [Budha-Kanya] Ministering service communications * articulation of digestive process * talks about aid to the suffering * formulates descriptive complaints * precise programmatic conversations * delivers detailed pronouncements * grammatical expertise * logical arguments * messages about accuracy * specifies error * hands-arms-shoulders make helping gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-11] narrative of marketplace information * describes ecological gridwork * calculates economic profit * reports on revenues * describes distributive networks * talks about social participation * Sibling-type friendships * conversations about voluntary connections * announces achievements * delivers interlinking instructions * discussion in large assemblies * defines the webworks of community
  • [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-yuti-Ketu ] mentally disconnected * explainer of impermanence * describes dissociation * articulates the process of dissolution * evacuated meeting spaces * incoherent conversations * sends prayers to the ineffable * apathetic narratives * script of martyrdom * spacey siblings * surrenders the attempt to render a complete message * speaks as the observing Witness * may channel the talkative spirits


economics, systematic, distributive, social-networking, friendly associative, fundraising [Budha in bhava-11] rules

  • 8 occult, mystery, revelation, discovery, non-disclosure, disguise, emergency, sudden identity change,
  • 11-marketplace gridworks, gain-of-goals, friendships, mass-participation, crowds


Atmakaraka [uchcha] [Budha in bhava-11]

Atmakaraka Budha-Makara occupies 10th-Dashamamsha

  • lifetime state-and-federal administrative career,
  • policy documents
  • Supreme Court legal opinions
  • instructions for transitioning the Philippines from colonial rule to post-colonial democratic home rule

[Budha-Kanya] [uchcha] [svakshetra] [mūlatrikoṇa if within 16-20 deg] intakes drishti from orderly, lawful Shani-1

  • A pragmatic and detail-oriented administrator, WHT had no interest in electioneering.
  • Although Budha-yuti-Ketu caused the occasional weird plan [such as WHT's run for POTUS re-election] he was normally a scheduler, meeting-manager, planner, and master of itineraries.

[Budha-yuti-Surya] = capability for political discourse, despite the core disinterest in it Budha-yuti-Ketu

Unsustainable conversations Budha-yuti-Ketu

Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha activates the Busy 3rd-from-Chandra

04-Jul-1901 WHT accepts appointment as first Civilian Governor of the Philippines by POTUS-25 Gold Standard 1843-1901 William McKinley. Wanting only to join the Supreme Court, WHT accepted this off-track assignment because McKinley agreed in a personal conversation [Budha, 3] that as soon as WHT returned from Philippines he would be appointed to the USA Supreme Court. However, McKinley was assassinated in Sep-1901, and WHT did not arrive at the Supreme Court until 1921.

Work identity

WHT was considered a hard worker [Shani drishti to 3 + 7 + 10] with a natural affinity for management and administration [uchcha-Budha]-3] . Observers commented that while Taft was not especially charismatic [Surya-yuti-Ketu] he was nevertheless persistently capable [uchcha-Budha]

A careful and productive writer, WHT was well-liked in bureaucratic circles due to his diligent handling of process [Shani drishti to [uchcha-Budha]+Surya] .

Jobs via appointment, not election = Surya zero-degrees + Surya-yuti-Ketu

WHT showed few earmarks of political ambition [weakened Surya] . In fact, he stood for only three elections in his entire 50-year career

  • one for judgeship in Cincinnati,
  • two for POTUS.

Ruler of 5 [politics] occupies 6 [sickness]

WHT famously and often said, " Politics makes me sick."


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

[collecting-preserving dhanesha for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

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


[secretive-erupting Bharani-4] [navamsha Guru-Vrischika]

  • [Guru-Mesha] warrior dharma * philosophy of direct movement * many competitions * broad scope of pioneering action * permission to dominate * doctrine of conquest * invigorating guidance * expands the range of championship * believes in innovation\
  • [Guru in bhava-6] broad ranging ministries of service * extensive distress * ideological disagreements * many injuries * much victimization [being eaten] * tolerance for diverse diagnoses * abundant digestive imbalance * many grievances * much betrayal * numerous unfair accusations * broad scope of disorderly conduct * cheerful acceptance of human misery * believes in problematicity * patron of pharmacies * many medicaments * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may aid the suffering


Despite lacking political charisma, WHT was seen as a man of expansive good will. During an era of continuing shaming-scandals, Taft experienced no physical, financial, or political harm to himself.

However, many of his policies were criticized [6] due to Guru-10 rogesha. Dollar Diplomacy = Guru-Mesha-Bharani = ultimately failed, probably due to WHT's overly optimistic view of human nature.

HEALTH * Guru-10 Rogesha ++ Guru activates [6th-from-Chandra]

rogesha Brihaspati-Bharani multiplies the incidence of physical + emotional health issues related to 6-Dhanus-digestion + 9-Meena-sluggish lymph circulation

Guru-10 job stress

Brihaspati has a broad portfolio, including jobs and people that WHT did not like.

Taft notoriously required his physicians [6] to withhold the seriousness of his ailments from his family members, in order to prevent the press from discovering the dire state of his healthr.


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

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

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


[systematic-economic Aśleṣā-3] [navamsha Shukra-Makara] intuitively harmonizing class-conscious social regulation


  • [Shukra-Karkata] values comforting routine * likes to nourish * attracted to settled habits * prefers a home-loving partner * taste for folk-lifestyle * appreciates farmers-and-fishers * pleased by secure borders * enjoys rhythmic seasons * adorns beautiful gardens * seeks balanced parenting arrangements * aesthetic of domestic sharing
  • [Shukra-9] seeks pleasure via philosophical doctrine * enjoys wide worldview * believes in beauty * feminine-figures preach-teach on higher principles * broad scope of negotiations * expansive musical taste * pleasing designs to adorn the pelvic floor * graceful hips * balanced femoral sockets * sweet sacral plexus * appreciation of theory * father may be financier-broker-arbitrator-artist * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may hold a guidance position
  • [Shukra-yuti-Shani] sweetly serious deal-making * mature relationships * graciously responsible * beautiful bones * appreciation for neutrality * strict negotiations * pleasant legal mediation * rigorous bargaining * enduring agreements * regulated contracts * architectural elegance * pragmatic design * lawful arrangements * realistic finance * prefers relationships with orderly partners * in a husbandly nativity, preference for a seasoned, dignified wife


[Shukra-9] rules

  • 7- advising, counseling, advocacy, terms of agreement, partnership, legal settlements
  • 12-distant lands, behind-the-scenes activities, invisibility, clandestine environments

From Chandra-Simha, bargaining Shukra activates

  • communicative 3rd-from-Chandra
  • professional, responsible [ 10th-from-Chandra] = Nellie's direction shaped WHT career

Judgeship * Shani-yuti-Shukra activates Urisha-7 lawcourts

WHT saw himself as a natural judge. Shani-yuti-Shukra Shani wants lawfully, systematically to negotiate, to judge, to arrange settlements, to deliver equity parity fairness justice

After serving in state judge positions, WHT expressed a lifelong desire to be appointed to the USA Supreme Court. Many delays and detours later [Shani], his wish was fulfilled in 1921. For the final nine years of his life, 1921-1930, WHT became Chief Justice and was greatly respected in the role.

kalatrakaraka [Shukra-9] + [Shukra-yuti-Shani]

Nellie was a powerhouse.

Herself the product of a political dynasty hailing from the USA northeastern cities, NHT oft bemoaned her husband's lack of personal desire to play and win . Historians consider Nellie to have been the driving force motivating Taft's lifelong political careerr.


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

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

[homebound-anchoring bandhesha for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

[class-conscious ethnicly familiar orthodoxy]

[believes in ritual]

[maintains the ancient credenda]

[old priesthood of explainers]

[lawfully worshipping patriarchs]

[strict rules for public morality]

[fear of punitive religious customs]

[bandesha adversarial conditions for land ownership]

[sahaja-pati benefits realistic understanding of business conditions and pragmatic patronage]

[rigidly disciplined dogmatic habitual father]

[father may impose moral judgments]

[father may be a presbyter, property-owner, schoolteacher, writer, or shopkeeper]


[political-displaying Pushya-1] [navamsha Shani-Simha] intuitively structuring class-conscious hierarchical legalistic political drama


  • [Shani-Karkata] overburdened routines * class-conscious ethnicity * habitual conformity * must accept social responsibility for emotional stability * old defensive structures * structural compression upon stomach * strict security systems * proletarian cultural roots * must continue orderly sustainable settlements * rigid resistance to change of the folkways * regulates farming-fishing habits * must care for elders * aging local infrastructure * cramped shipping ports * ancient roadways * agricultural drought * dark dwellings * often stuck in a rut * protective policing routines * scarce domestic resources * maintainer of old seasonal rhythms
  • [Shani in Bhava-9] slow time-structured worldview * must maintain the patriarchal faith * imposes the old convictions * delayed understanding * punitive ideologies * cautiously conventional professors * judgmental father * conservative religious hierarchy * global scale of responsibilities * heavy doctrinal pressures * blocks new viewpoints * preacher's fatigue * intolerance for sacerdotal innovation * pragmatic time-tested principles * materialistic paradigm of belief * rigidly dutiful guidance * elders preserve strict sacred rules
  • [Shani-yuti-Shukra] slow system imposes lawful equity * limited luxuries * sturdily handsome * orderly feminine figures * pragmatic finance * contractual discipline * socially constrained harmony * conventionally regulated pleasures * trust in age * mutuality over time * class-structured arrangements


Shani in Bhava-9 rules 3- travel itineraries

= travel for official business

relatively little travelling for pleasure

  • rulers of 3 + 4 + 7 + 12 intake drishti from ambitious political Rahu-5
  • + [uchcha-Budha] + [Surya-yuti-Ketu] * Budha intakes drishti from obligatory Shani-9

When Governor of Philippines and supervisor in Panama, WHT traveled regularly via steamship between Philippines, Panama, and Washington DC. When in USA, WHT shuttled between domestic locales such as WDC, NYC, his retreat home in New England, and his hometown Cincinnati. As POTUS, he travelled by train to numerous photo-ceremonies throughout the landr.


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

[for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

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


[dramatizing-ceremonial Andromeda-1] [navamsha Rahu-Simha]

  • [Rahu-Meena] shimmering illusion of immersion * craving for symbolic guidance * extravagant imagination * mirage of dreamlike wisdom * mesmerizing aura of concealing fog * mask of Other-Worldly wisdom * fascinating prayers * extraordinary  ancestor guides * fabulous clairsentience * intriguing sleep-states * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of deep trance, private intuition * privilege obtained via interior guidance * finds opportunity in contemplative-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


Rahu in bhava-5 politics

Taft's career was defined by numerous [Guru] relatively brief elite appointments [10] . With only three exceptions, his jobs were by appointment not election.

Passionate, Adventurous Internationalism

Life-defining engagements in Philippines and Panama.

[Rahu Mahadasha] [age 49 until age 67 = 1912 until 1930

After the four-year caretaker presidency, Taft negotiated an unprecedented [Rahu rule-break] arrangement to be placed directed into the role of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. To date, no-one else has ever started as Chief Justice in any US Supreme Court whether federal or state level.

Typical of Rahu, Taft's route to the justice position was irregular and opportunistic due to his relationship with the presidential appointer, POTUS-29 Teapot Dome Scandal Warren G Harding .


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

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


[networking-systematic Uttaraphalguni-3] [navamsha Ketu-Kumbha]



  • [Ketu-Kanya] humbly dissociates from accusatory complaints * incomplete service * empty disagreements * ministry of martyrdom * odd arguments * not limited by stigmatized conditions * incoherent lawcourt argumentation * ignores restriction on helpfulness * eccentric service to the disadvantaged * releases a living green cloud of servitude 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-yuti-Surya] uncertain * abandons entitlements * sparkling empty drama * wavering confidence * proudly aloof father * apathetic politics * intellectual disengagement * dispersed vision * avoids power-games * unfulfilled creative genius * half-hearted gambling * charmingly incoherent entertainments * brightly wandering intelligence * liberation via surrendered egocentricity
  • [Ketu-yuti-Budha] miscalculations * incoherent references * empty talk * unsustainable explanations * irrational statements * chats about non-existent events * spacey sibling-cohort * apathetic evangelism * incomplete details * witty misnomers * vacuous plans * unfulfilled deliveries * illogical messaging * liberation via mental surrender * for commercial nativities, may dissolve the cooperative team


Ketu joins [randhresha Budha-11] eliminating [Ketu elimination] the dangers that can potentially emerge from quick-cycling, eruptive bhava-8

  • POTUS-27 Dollar Diplomacy 1857-1930 William Howard Taft served as the Civilian Governor of Philippines 1901-1903. It was a time of upheaval and unrest in the tropical nation, with considerable violence from local warlords. At home in USA, gun violence continue at high velocity, and several POTUS had been fatally shot. However, Taft was unharmed.

WHT was highly competent administratively due to Budha-Kanya [svakshetra] [mūlatrikoṇa if within 16-20 deg] -11 [uchcha] receiving drishti of Shani-9. Yet, he lacked ego-charisma due to Surya-yuti-Ketu.

Ketu is not committed to any fact, agreement, tenet, or principle. Ketu generally bends to the excitement and desires of stronger Rahu personalities.

  • Taft was part of machine politics, and he played along with the party handlers [3] .

Taft's vociferous and inconsistent friend [Ketu-11] Theodore Roosevelt had to wait-out a term.

[Budha-yuti-Ketu] + [Surya-yuti-Ketu] misleading logic, ill-considered decisions

Ketu-yuti-Budha - miscalculations

Due to his campaign promises, TR was unable to hold office 1908-1912 -- yet, TR wanted to run again in 1916. Taft agreed to administer the tasks of the presidency as if Taft were a copy of TR. Intelligent but unexciting, Administrator Taft - who did not like electoral politics - was intended to be a placeholder president.

A highly unlikely candidate who rarely campaigned, WHT won placeholder POTUS-27 during Mangala-Budha bhukti due to TR's powerful political machine = Mangala-Simha-2.

Collapsing Ketu occupies 6/8 form Guru * election during Rahu-Guru bhukti * 1916 election

In the 1916, WHT surprised everyone [and made many enemies 6] by challenging TR's progressive policies and by running against his former friend TR. WHT lost badly, handing the majority of virtually every state to the new face = POTUS-28 The State 1856-1924 Woodrow Wilson .

Yet WHT said that he didn't care [Ketu] since he didn't want the job anyway [Ketu].

After 1912, Taft nevermore participated in elections. He taught law school while waiting for appointment to the Supreme Court in 1921, which he held until a debilitating illness led to death in 1930.


POTUS-27-partner [1909 until 1913]

Helen Louise Herron = Nellie Herron Taft


birth data from

tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

charts + graphs + tables = generated by Shri Jyoti Star -

- adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Public-Figure Examples

Jyeṣṭha -Kita - Thrikketta


For Jyeṣṭhā births of a feminine 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 via sexual energy transfer and discovery of secrets.

Penetrating Communications

Budha-ruled Jyeṣṭhā gentlewomen are typically outspoken, incisive and decisive, competitive, descriptive, and energetic communicators. Thrikketta-born maintain a deep sense of mental seniority often leading to impatience with those less quick-witted .

Articulate and pro-active in their messaging style, these women are natural political activists. ज्येष्ठा are often accomplished writers in literary genre ranging from autobiography to committee reports. Kita-born ladies find a ready audience on topics of a hidden, eruptive, undisclosed, or forbidden nature. Jyeṣṭhā women are also natural trauma healers, investigative journalists, forensic scientists, and detectives.

Ketta-born ladies wield a penetrating ability to explain complex human sexual and psychological narratives. They are often found in powerful messaging roles, where secret information is revealed by a skillful shifting of the interpretive lens.

Due to nakshatra-pati Bantering Budha, the skills of śakradaivata include all of the commercial fields plus psychotherapy and recovery work, self-help writing, and training of healers. Thriketta-born feminines may also be found in the verbal realms of transformative criticism and promotion of mystical renewal.

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

QUOTATION: Shil-Ponde. Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 98

" ...independent self-sufficient , capable, dignified, proud.

  • If she is not born in a wealthy or well-to-do family, she will herself become wealthy through her own efforts.

In such case, her family will be dependent on her and she will be recognized as the head of the family .

  • She is careful and canny regarding money matters .

Being proud, she has a tendency to dramatize herself

  • and secretly glories in being the pivot or centre around which her family affairs revolve.

She will, at some time in her life,

  • occupy a very influential position

  • and be greatly respected."


Nellie Herron Taft in the Whitehouse, New Year 1909 [before her serious stroke in May-1909]

Considered a cultural product of the Ragtime Era, Nellie was opposed to Prohibition, promoted women's suffrage, lobbied for workplace safety, smoked cigarettes, drank beer, and drove her own car. [yeṣṭhā]

She was socially active in Washington before, during, and after her husband's administration, and indeed after her husband's decease. Widowhood did not prevent her continuing activism.

Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha

NHT was born 4 months before

[Budha Mahadasha] [age birth until age 13.7]

02-Jun-1861 Earth-birth as Helen Louise Herron, in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA * Budha-Shukra bhukti

Ketu Mahadasha [age 13.7 until age 20.7]

winter-1877 [NHT age 16] on a family visit to the Whitehouse as guests of her father's law partner, POTUS-19 Railroad Strike 1822-1893 Rutherford B. Hayes. NHT sets her ambition [Rahu] to one day live there as the wife of a president *Ketu-Rahu bhukti

1879 [NHT age 18] first introduced to William Howard Taft [WHT age 22] Ketu-Guru bhukti * Chandra-5 maha-parivartamsha [uchcha] Guru-9 * Guru husband

[Shukra Mahadasha] [age 20.7 until age 40.7]

19-Jun-1886 [NHT age 25] consecration of marriage-1-of-1 with William Howard Taft - Shukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates Karkata 7th navamsha * Chandra-5 maha-parivartamsha [uchcha] Guru-9 * Guru activates Meena svamsha ++ samchara Rahu-Ketu via Simha-Kumbha contact navamsha Simha-Shukra

08-Sep-1889 [NHT age 28] celebrated the birth of child-1 Robert Taft . Son Robert became a prominent figure in US national government * Shukra-Rahu bhukti

1892-1900 [NHT age 28-36] WHT = judge of the 6th-Circuit Appellate Court, leaving NHT alone for the bulk of seven years. She raises their three children with the help of her parents. * Shukra-Rahu until Shukra-Ketu chidra-dasha

1893-1900 [NHT age 29-36] President of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Association, Cincinnati, Ohio. This was a full-time job with financial, executive responsibilities * Shukra-Rahu until Shukra-Ketu chidra-dasha

03-Jan-1901 [NHT age 30] grieved the decease of mother, Harriet Collins Herron * Shukra-Ketu chidra-dasha

Jul-1901 [NHT age 30] William Howard Taft becomes Civilian Governor of Philippines, and the family moves to an exotic, unfamiliar climate. Nellie learns functional Tagalog, and her Manila entertainments include the Filipino aristocracy * Shukra-Ketu chidra-dasha * Ketu wanders away

Surya Mahadasha * age 40.7 until age 46.7]

[Chandra Mahadasha] [age 46.7 until age 56.7]

Apr-1907 until Jul-1909 Janma Sade-Sati Meena [5]

03-Nov-1908 [NHT age 37] having promised Teddy Roosevelt to maintain a caretaker presidency, William Howard Taft wins POTUS-27 * Chandra-Mangala bhukti * Mangala lagnesha ++ janma Sade-Sati

May-1909 [NHT age 38] paralytic stroke, damaging her voice, mouth, face, and right-side limbs. Daughter and sisters cover her entertaining duties. * Chandra-Rahu bhukti [Rahu in bhava-2] face ++ janma Sade-Sati

Jun-1910 [NHT age 39] the legendary Silver Anniversary Party was a huge gala, thrown by Nellie on the Whitehouse lawn, in honor of the Tafts 25th wedding anniversary. In addition to making a splash [Rahu] on the WDC social circuit, NHT received a colossal number of gifts made of silver. * Chandra-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-2 coinage, wealth, precious metals

04-Aug-1912 [NHT age 41] grieved the decease of father, Judge John Williamson Herron [1827-1912] Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 7th-from-pitribhava

05-Nov-1912 [NHT age 41] William Howard Taft loses POTUS election to rival Woodrow Wilson. After many years of living in Washington + assignments in Philippines + Cuba, the Taft family moves to Connecticut, where WHT teaches law at Yale. * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 12th-from-5, dissolution of election + Shani activates 4-schoolteaching

[Mangala Mahadasha] [age 56.7 until age 63.7]

30-Jun-1921 [NHT age 60] Wm. Taft appointed Chief Justice USA Supreme Court. After a nine-year absence, the Taft family returns to Washington DC + Nellie resumes her multifaceted social calendar * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 11-goals [WHT had wanted this job for decades]

[Rahu Mahadasha] [age 63.7 until decease age 81.7]

08-Mar-1930 [NHT age 67] grieves the decease of husband Wm. Taft * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 7th-from-Guru

Feb-1937 until Apr-1939 Janma Sade-Sati Meena

[Guru Mahadasha] [age 81 until decease age 81

22-May-1943 [NHT age 81] dis-embodiment * Guru-Guru svabhukti * maraka Guru activates-2

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


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

[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

[Surya occupies 4/10 from Simha-10= hierarchically positioned alliances]

[self-referential in elite-focused relationships]

[must have dignity in contractual arrangements]

[marriage-1 partner resembles executive father]

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

[marriage focused on respected attention-getting lifepartner]

[high-visibility father holds institutional authority]

[father-figure may hold financial responsibilities]

[bright center of entreasured parterships]

[confident brokerage of shared resource arrangements]

[genius for funding contracts]


[protective-customary Rohiṇī-4] [navamsha Surya-Karkata] intuitively confident soothing routine-keeping household defense


  • [Surya-Urisha] Ravaye - the noisy one, the roaring one [Ravi = firebird; Rava = howl, yell, or squawk] * * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the acquisitive sensual rashi of Shukra
  • [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-Shukra] confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * uniquely intelligent feminine-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * graciously creative * dramatic promises * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive * father may be artist-broker-arranger


Judge John Williamson Herron [1827-1912] a politically connected attorney.

William Howard Taft's father was also well-known attorney in Cincinnati. Their childhood families knew each other.


[Surya in bhava-7] karmmesha = negotiator, deal-maker, broker, arrangements


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Karkata indriya-lagna]


[ideological Revatī-Pashu-1] [navamsha Chandra-Dhanus] intuitively sensitive inspirational-guiding

[Chandra-5 parivartamsha Guru-9-uchcha]

  • [Chandra-Meena] comforted by ancestral guidance * settled into rhythmic intuition * needs contemplative sanctuary
  • [Chandra in Revatī - Pashu] soothed by wayfaring rhythms * protector of poetic interpretation * needs to feel wisely dreamlike

  • [Chandra in classroom-5] comfortable with politics * familiar with speculation * intelligent confident mother * soothed by playing games * charmed by children * needs applause * sensitive to center-stage roles * nourished by self-expression * feels entitled * attuned to heart-centered emotion * settled into the rhythm of artistic creativity * routinely seeks amusement * calmed by admiration * undulating celebrity * mother may be an actress, scholar, creator, gambler, romantic


demonstrative, center-stage, intellectual, sparkling, romantic, creative, gaming, speculative [Chandra in classroom-5] rules

  • 9-beliefs, life-principles, theory, ideology, higher understanding, philosophy, professorship, public spiritual guidance, patronage

CAREER - CHANDRA[folk reputation 10th-from-Chandra = capitalized, collecting, historical, remembering, storytelling, traditional, inspirational optimistic dogmatic Dhanus-2]

Chandra in Revatī - Pashu is often a musician.

Nellie received music lessons from childhood, and her love of classical music influenced her social style. She was a founder of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. In Washington society, the musical component of her political entertainments was widely appreciated.

[Chandra in classroom-5] + ++ Chandra-5 parivartamsha [uchcha] Guru-9

Nellie's parents were both connected to US political elite families. Her mom was the sister-of and daughter-of USA Congressmen. Her dad was close friends with two men who became POTUS-19 and POTUS-23.


Nellie was known for her love of games and gambling. She smoked cigarettes, drank beer, and play cards for money, even on Sundays! This was considered far too risqué in more conservative quarters, and might have harmed her husband's political future -- but she did it anyway.


Raised in a political household, Harriet Collins Herron was said to have been an ambitious woman.

  • Nellie's mom wanted her dad to get more political glamour. However, that proved difficult due to so many children [10] .
  • Perhaps craving more contact with political elites, mom developed what was called an " affectionate relationship" with her husband's law partner and ex-POTUS, Rutherford Hayes.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


  • Marriage-1-of-1
  • bhava-11 economics, social networks, friendships, connections
  • Kanya service, ailment, argumentation contains Kuja-yuti-Ketu ++ [uchcha-Budha]

POTUS-27 Dollar Diplomacy 1857-1930 William Howard Taft was a well-connected career bureaucrat.

  • WHT held a series of small-to-large governance appointments, from law school graduation until his decease.
  • He suffered from several medical miseries [Kanya] , including obesity, abscess, and a pattern of injuries.
  • Despite the daunting health concerns [Kanya] WHT lived until age 70.


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

[svabhava] [Harsha Yoga]

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

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]


[fantasizing-charitable Arudra-4] [navamsha Mangala-Meena] intuitively competitive forward-pushing charitable visionary imaginative champion



  • [Mangala-Mithuna] vigorous pursuit of interaction * competitive commerce * proactive information delivery * energetic group collaboration * dynamic debate * dominating gestures * lively writing * kinetic conversation * push toward explanatory instruction * champion of process management
  • [Mangala in bhava-8] [svabhava] drive toward discovery * pursuit of rebirth * revolutionary dynamics * aggressive approach to emergency events * energetic transformations * urge to dig-drill -dive-excavate-plumb-explode-explore * vigorous revelations * explosive eruptions * unexpected force * pushes through camouflage * mysterious conquests * pro-active rejuvenating surgeries
  • [Kuja-yuti-Budha] proactive communications * energized signaling * dynamic reporting * clipped speech patterns * abrupt announcements * champion of vigorous messaging * pushes toward direct commands * forward thrusting gestures * incisive speech * forceful writing
  • [Kuja-yuti-Ketu] vigorous break-ups * enervated * passive-aggressive * high-energy collapse * fierce pursuit of impermanence * pointless fights * diffused sexuality * dynamic wandering * apathetic brother-figures * potential for aggressive self-annihilation * pushes toward non-attachment * liberation by force


lagnesha Mangala in bhava-8

with lagnesha in 8, much of Nellie's activity was skillfully kept secret from the press. Had they known about her gambling, smoking, and her penchant for beers and champagnes, her husband's career might have been destroyed.

However, Harsha yoga is protective, and Nellie was able to mask her lifestyle effectivelyr.


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


[mysterious-revealing randhresha for Vṛścika indriya- lagna] [friendly-economic vriddhi-pati for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[publication of detailed secret conversations]

[process narrative of transformative self-reinvention]

[instructions for sudden initiation]

[specialized training for emergency response]

[planning for hidden intervention]

[explains identity change]


[Mriga-4] [navamsha Budha-Vrischika] intuitively explaining dangerous information empowering secrets

[Budha-yuti-Mangala ]


  • [Budha-Mithuna] business communications *  articulation of specific instructions *  informative pronouncements *  messages about commerce *  hands-on management * signaling explanatory information *  detailed diagrams * talks about publication * interpretative interactions * commercial translation  * hands-arms-shoulders send descriptive gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-8] narrative of hidden information * mysterious facts * unexpected eruptions of factual data * shocking revelation * writes about revolutionary cycles * speaks-and-sings about dynamic rebirth * detailed discoveries * describes transformative change * explains initiation * delivers instructions for new identity * hand-arm gestures signal healing renewal
  • [Budha-yuti-Mangala] competitive communications * scripted actions * impatient conversations * potential for sexualized messaging * penetrating explanations * direct instruction * dominating dialog * signals forward action * pioneering logical movement * energetically outspoken opinions * talkative brother-figures
  • [Budha-yuti-Ketu ] mentally disconnected * explainer of impermanence * describes dissociation * articulates the process of dissolution * evacuated meeting spaces * incoherent conversations * sends prayers to the ineffable * apathetic narratives * script of martyrdom * spacey siblings * surrenders the attempt to render a complete message * speaks as the observing Witness * may channel the talkative spirits


Communicative, descriptive Budha-Mithuna [svakshetra] rules Jyeṣṭha -Kita

In the Edwardian era of ladylike quietude, Nellie was known as an independent, intelligent woman who formed and announced her own opinions. [Jyeṣṭha ] .

Her husband frequently acknowledged that Nellie guided his career in detail.

  • Indeed, when she was temporarily debilitated by a stroke, WHT's public relations goodwill with the electorate virtually collapsed. Without her instruction [Budha] he could not himself find the words to express his policies in a popular way.

NHT drank beer [even during Prohibition] . She gambled, she attended racy theatre shows, and she became a vigorous supporter of women's right to vote. She undertook major public works projects.

After WHT's decease, she was a merry widow who travelled widely.


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

[uchcha] [svabhava]

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

[collecting-preserving dhanesha for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

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

[multiple doctrines of culture]

[growth of ancestral philosophical understanding]


[Atmakaraka world travel, breadth of vision, doctrine, beliefs, patronage, generosity, abundance, optimism]

[Chandra-5 parivartamsha Guru-9-uchcha]

  • [Guru-Karkata] * big shelters * various caretakers * many provisions * benevolent routines * believes in defense * permission to protect * optimistic patriotism * broad understanding of local cultures * develops gardens * household expansion * prosperous settlements * multiple dwellings * many patronizing parent-figures
  • [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



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

[svakshetra] [svabhava]

[Malavya Yoga]

[bargaining-partnering jaya-pati for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

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

[ruling 6/8 from svabhava, Shukra juggles perpetual imbalances]

[karako bhavo nashto for wife-partner-adviser]

[sensual financial brokered relationships]

[graciously diplomatic wealth arrangements]

[lifemate may be a financier attorney-advocate-bargainer-broker]


[political-theatrical Mriga-1][navamsha Shukra-Simha] intuitively harmonious political-theatrical arrangements


  • [Shukra-Urisha] * valuable arrangements * attuned to capital resources [including human capital] * appreciates wealth * pleased by worthy collections * attracted to beautiful sounds * acquisitive sensuality * cherished accruals * financial harmony * richly historic environments * delighted by precious goods * prefers luxury-loving partners
  • [Shukra-7] seeks pleasure via interpersonal relationships * enjoys contractual harmony * prefers adjustable partners * lovely designs to adorn the lower back * kidney-adrenal over-use * often too much sugar * sensual genitalia * gracious advisers * balanced mutual agreement * fair financial arrangements * appreciation of equity * pleasurable deal-making * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be an advocate-counselor-attorney
  • [Shukra-yuti-Surya] balanced roles in drama * appreciation for political display * pleasantly charming * self-focused diplomacy * radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining * sweet entitlements * negotiating father-figure * self-directed arrangements * focus on trade exchange * solipsistic romance * idealistic contracts * enjoys the game of deal-making * prefers self-confident partners



  • NT and WHT enjoyed a classic two-person career. NT promoted her husband's popularity via entertainments [Surya] and personal diplomacy [Shukra-1]

Unlike her portly husband, Nellie maintained a svelte figure and was always fashionably dressed Surya-yuti-Shukra .

  • Nellie was notably pretty, uncommonly gracious, and a natural mediator.
  • The ideal partner for the rather ungainly WHT, Nellie bargained, arranged, and smoothed the way [suave Shukra] for her husband's lifelong ascent to elite governance roles.
  • In maturity, Nellie Taft became a prominent advocate [7] for women's rights [Shukra]


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


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

[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

[rigidly ceremonial governance positions]

[maintains the formal hierarchical displays]

[onerous political duties]


[rhythmic-protective Magha-4][navamsha Shani-Karkata] intuitively class-conscious lawfully regulated caretaking shelter

  • [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-10] [beneficial placement] steady time-structured rulership * must regulate the old order * maintains dignified reputation * grim determination to sustain governance * burdensome social-authority roles * chronic weighty executive duties * heavy decision-making portfolio * upholds conventional hierarchies * oppressed by lack of freedom to choose social policies * resistance to new rules * intolerance for institutional innovation * leadership fatigue * elders maintain high ranking duties


[Shani in Bhava-10] rules

  • 3-publication, administration, announcements, discussion, management, planning, schedules, teamwork, entourage, communications
  • 4-homeland, patriotism, routines, defense, cultural customs, parents, security, farming, ritual, burial, predictability, real-estate, automobiles, citizenship, local government

NHT was not only the power-behind-the-throne in context of her husband's career. She was also an executive decision-maker in a variety of organizations, including the Cincinnati Symphony, which she headed for seven years. She headed groups concerned with women's suffrage, labor conditions, and public parks. She was persistent [Shani] and she got results [Shani].

Shani-Simbha occupies [6th-from-Chandra]

-- similar to her husband who said " politics makes me sick" -- politics made Nellie sick, too.

  • Only five months after her husband started POTUS-27, the extreme stress of her Sade Sati in 1909 provoked a debilitating stroke.
  • Despite her political intelligence and gracious conduct Chandra-5 maha-parivartamsha [uchcha] Guru-9 -- in most photos, Nellie appears exhausted.


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

[for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[transformative beliefs in times of revolutionary change]

[prestige doctrinal initiations]

[desire to transform the beliefs]


[exploring-disguising Pūrvāṣāḍhā-4] [navamsha Rahu-Vrischika]

  • [Rahu-Dhanus] shimmering illusion of wisdom * craving for philosophical principle * mirage of generous patronage * extraordinary theory * extravagant preaching * unorthodox approach to higher truth * mask of global humanism* fascinating doctrine * over-reaching catechisms * fabulous proselytism * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of philosophical belief * seeks privilege via guru-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-2] passion for precious treasuries * in svabhava of Suave Shukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks glamorous goods * mesmerizing memories * risk-rewarding finance * fascinating voice * entrancing face * craving for important sound values * intriguing genetics * outsider who cleverly insinuates into prestige heritage * extraordinary recollection * mesmerizing speech-and-song * intermingled historical traditions * unconventional speech * shadowy interlopers infiltrate the family line * potential for opportunistic second marriage * mother's elder sibling exotic qualities * thrilling surge of storytelling * remarkable libraries * unusual alimony * ambitious hoard *mixed-language vocabulary * over-reaching evaluator roles * exotic foods * non-native breeds *captivating collections * social mobility sought via privileged knowledge


[Rahu in bhava-2] = ambitious, risk-rewarding, important family

NHT's extended family included attorneys, judges, and elected politicians. The Taft children continued the dynasty via national political and civic roles.

A cerebral hemorrhage afflicted her face and speech. Yet, NHT significantly rebounded, relearning to talk and remember [2] - a tribute to her remarkable family members who helped her to recover = Rahu-2

She recovered most expressive function, but the face was downturnedr.


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


[financial-accummulating Punarvasu-2] [navamsha Ketu-Urisha]



  • [Ketu-Mithuna] dissociates from conversation * incomplete messages * explains the ineffable * empty instructions * absent from discussion * martyr to commerce * wandering mentality * fragmented signals * not limited by conventional talk * dialog of liberation * ignores normal business * forgives the sibling-cohort * incoherent scripts * releases a plant-green cloud of explanatory gestures into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-8] forsaken by intimidators [beneficial] * passively dissolves barriers hiding secret knowledge * ambivalent toward initiations * disregards occult boundaries * Witness to cycles of death-and-rebirth * fearless toward catastrophic upheaval * absent from spouse's family * vacuous obscurities * irrelevance of non-disclosure rules * dissolves psychic filters * free from terror * ignores threats * dissolves obfuscations * unless other graha in 8, may prefer to live free from in-laws
  • [Ketu-yuti-Kuja] restless * surrendered championship * abandons fighting * inconsistent actions * disconnected brethren * odd innovations * unsustainable domination * apathetic competitions * peculiar disability * unfulfilled quest * pushes toward impermanence * incomplete births * liberation via vigorous movement
  • [Ketu-yuti-Budha] miscalculations * incoherent references * empty talk * unsustainable explanations * irrational statements * chats about non-existent events * spacey sibling-cohort * apathetic evangelism * incomplete details * witty misnomers * vacuous plans * unfulfilled deliveries * illogical messaging * liberation via mental surrender * for commercial nativities, may dissolve the cooperative team


Shukra-Ketu chidra-dasha

  • Mr and Mrs Taft were assigned to three years governance duty in the [at the time] isolated by a huge ocean, reached only after several weeks aboard ship, very rural and tribal, and culturally foreign Philippines. Nellie embraced the warmth of the local folk, yet felt out of touch.

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