Indra in the elections of 2016

Moon in Jyeshta: Donald Trump

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Election update, April 19:

Donald Trump

Today is the New York primary, Mr. Trumps home state where he is predicted to win by a landslide on the Republican side. The elections in the USA are brutal and this one is one of the most brutal on both sides.

Love him or hate him, Trump is grabbing the attention of the populous. I too, am riveted. I think one reason is due to the rare phenomenon of the “rise” of the outsiders and in Trump’s case, a non-politician, challenging the status quo and winning (so far). Another reason is the magnetism of Trump whose Moon is in Jyeshta, the Chief Star in gandanta, purnima tithi and eclipsed!

When Trump said this very Indra sounding thing my ears perked up:

There’s a level of brutality in boxing. It’s hard to take 300 punches in the face and come back for another round. I remember hearing a champ after a fight say to the cameras, ‘I want to thank the Lord, my savior, who gave me the ability to beat the shit out of my opponent. http://www.vanityfair.com/news/1994/03/donald-trump-family-bankruptcy

Donald Trump’s Jyeshta Moon is full and eclipsed just 30 secs from Ketu. In the last karmic knot (gandanta) between the material and spiritual planes; in the abyss where the waters of dissolution meet the fires of creation.

Politics is an intellectual blood sport. To survive one has to be tough and hard. Jyeshta is very suitable to Trump’s mental nature with Shiva Trimurti he can kill without remorse and move on (metaphorically speaking). It is tikshna nature (sharp, dreadful) in rakshasa gana (demon class) giving him the right temperament. In farmer/servant caste, the billionaire has a rapport for the working class stiffs who make up the bulk of his following.

Here is what western astrologer Lisa Hayes says about those born on a Lunar eclipse:

“In a lunar eclipse, the instincts and emotion of the Moon are eclipsed by the Solar conscious energy of the Sun. When emotions and instinctive drives are forced to hide away from the solar light, they can intensify and become more powerful and we often see this with people who are born under a lunar eclipse.”

and

“People born under a total eclipse carry the intense emotional energy with them, though these lunar instincts may remain hidden for much of their lifetime until they are forced to emerge through some kind of confrontation.”

http://astrodynamics.net/the-astrology-of-donald-trump/

Vedic astrologer Juliana Swanson wrote this on Feb. 22, 2016:

So far, many astrologers and media pundits have been repeatedly wrong in judging Donald Trump and his US presidential campaign. Every time someone predicts that he will collapse, he only grows stronger….(after winning several primaries in a row)…one has to now acknowledge that he is a “force to be reckoned with.”

she also wrote:

“I have often said that it is difficult for an astrologer to read Mr. Trump’s natal chart because he was born right before a lunar eclipse, within four hours ahead of the eclipse actually, so it is said that his natal Moon is “eclipsed,” which can cloud perception of his public image just as eclipses shadow the luminaries.”

and this:

“I have continued to hold that he…. could go far in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, due to what I see as his empowered natal Moon, which is disposited by a very strong and auspicious Mars, and also due to many other factors including his powerful stationary mahadasa lord Jupiter (using 360-day year length), with Jupiter well placed in Leo navamsa near his main chart’s ascendant degree, and the fact that his secondary progressed Sun (also his chart lord) is conjoined the ascendant now and for some time to come.”

http://astralharmony.com/blog/tag/lunar-eclipse/

Indra in Pictures

Born from the mouth of the primordial god, Purusha.

Indra, king of the gods, orders the heavenly

craftsman, Vishwakarma, to build him a grand palace in Swarga loka.

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Indra with his consort, Indrani

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Indra’s vahana

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He can also be called upon in times of war to give support with his divine weapons and favorable intervention.

 

 

 

 

Indra is associated with storms & rain. Cardinal point is East. super turmp

The formidable thunderbolt-wielding Indra strikes an imposing figure but as king of the gods he is generally benevolent, being generous to his worshipers, guaranteeing peace and prosperity and delivering beneficial rainstorms to end droughts.

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Lord Indra enjoys fame, power and intoxication. Gets high on ego.

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Indra on a Bad Day

prone to furious temper, strong lust, greed and sudden humiliation

or fall from grace…angry trump

 

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 Indra’s behavior sometimes leads to huuuge dramas…

Jyeshta Moon Indra-man has Magha Lagna:

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…and gets him cursed.

 


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Middle finger shows  your supremacy and superiority.

Lord Indra, has so much energy that he sleeps very little. Nevertheless here he is getting ready for a good night’s rest in his heavenly loka.2FD9465400000578-3390812-image-a-51_1452283969158

 

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http://www.vanityfair.com/news/1994/03/donald-trump-family-bankruptcy

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/02/01/the-duel-faceoff-ryan-lizza

http://beta.townhall.com/columnists/edklein/2016/04/19/trumps-ace-in-the-hole-n2150898

http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/why-donald-trump-is-such-a-formidable-politician

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The shadow side of language – Adyashanti

Much of our programming to believe our thoughts begins with our education and with the very natural process we all go through when we learn language.  To a child, language is a great discovery.  It…

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SUN IN RELIGIONS

Very detail article about the Sun Thanks Naveen

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Astronomical events in 2016 | EarthSky.org

Dates of major moon phases, conjunctions and oppositions of planets, meteor showers and other important dates in 2016, from astronomer Fred Espenak.

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Nakshatra padas: A Teaching of Rishi Pulastya Part 2 case studies by SueAnn McKean

Donald Trump*

Moon in Jyeshta 4 (D9 Pisces)

Sun in Mrigashira 2 (D9 Virgo)

Lagna in Magha 3 (D9 Gemini)

*AA rating in Astro-data bank. (ADB)

Donald Trump

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Real estate mogul, reality TV star, and now presidential candidate, Donald Trump is a media phenomena. In this presidential race a day does not go by without a colorful story about what Donald Trump does or says. (Dec. 2015)  His media savvy has kept him #1 in the polls for the Republican party since June 2015.

 

 

We will begin with the Moon, the first leg of Mr. Trump’s tripod of life.

As a child his siblings called him “The Great I Am”. He was more aggressive than his other four siblings. Not many people can be identified by only their first name. “The Donald” has his Moon in Jyeshta nakshatra.

Jyeshta means “The Eldest” “The Chief” “The most excellent or the most praiseworthy.” Not a surprise – he has showy qualities of Indra, king of the devas and deity of Jyeshtha. He is both loved and hated, exudes leadership and charisma, leaving four decades of well documented media tracks for us to study.

The energy (shakti) of Indra is the power to “rise above perils and to conquer the subconscious”or the power to “Rise, overcome, conquer and gain courage in battle” **

**from vedic scripture- Taittiriya Brahmana I.5.indra1

...Indra’s modus operadi is attack, defend, gain supremacy among the Gods and become a hero. Trump: “When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough,” and “Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.”

Indra is the greatest action hero in the Vedic pantheon. Trump, in a recent debate was asked

“Is this a comic book version of a presidential campaign?”  I imagine that Indra would agree with Trump when he says:

Well, you need somebody, because politicians are all talk, no action.”     

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  Show me someone without an ego, and I’ll show you a loser.”

The Indra Moon is in moksha pada four whose motivation is giving, letting go, evolving, sacrifice and change. Once Trump succeeds he lets go and moves on to conquer new territory. After reaching the heights in the New York real estate market, Trump set his sights on new conquests across the seas as well as the USA: Owner of a football team, an airline, best-selling author, TV star, Atlantic City casino developer, online university, worldwide golf courses just to name a few.

Running for president he lost or gave up his Macy’s Trump brand products, his Ms. America beauty pageant and popular NBC TV show “The Apprentice.” He is willing to sacrifice some of his own fortune to finance the run for president rather than be controlled by special interest donors. Only, so far there was no need for this. His skillful play with the media gave him hundreds of millions worth of free publicity. (11th house Mercury in Gemini knows how to dance with the media)

The fourth pada is gandanta– the last pada of a water sign.

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Gandanta means “end of a knot.” In other words the ending of a cycle, which causes destruction; the high side of which is that it’s also needed to create room for something new to emerge. It is especially rough on the Scorpio side of the border where the water is turbulent and steamy; the forces are destructive, paving the way for a rebirth in Sagittarius. This location is the last cosmic knot, a spiritual conundrum that he must untangle in his life.

It is the point of the galactic center of our universe as well, symbolizing a very powerful position for any graha to be located in, and particularly unsettling for the peace loving karaka of the mind, the Moon. This spiritual challenge is a battle that Mr. Trump must face with the courage and the confidence of Indra.

The moksha pattern of lose, expense, release is very strong for Trump. His Moon is the twelfth lord, ruling the last sign of the zodiac, the main moksha house. The Moon is the indicator (karaka) of the fourth house and is in the fourth house of homeland and real estate, also a moksha house. This is a powerful position for the Moon, getting directional strength (dig bala). It is with the fourth lord Ketu the planet of detachment and fittingly, buildings, tall buildings (Ketu’s direction is up). The fourth is the heart, emotional release and peace of mind, and is the first of the moksha triune – 4, 8, 12 houses.

In his navamsa (D9) Mr. Trump has his moon in Pisces, the sign of liberation, dissolution, release from physical form in the 8th, also a moksha house.

The 2nd leg of the tripod of life is the Sun in Mrigashira, second pada.

Trump’s Sun is in Mrigashira  nakshatra whose deity is Soma, the Moon god.

Mrigashira is the “searching star” the symbol: a sweet looking, skittish deer (see picture of the young Donald) restless, on the move, searching…for what? Enjoyment. Btrump__2liss.

Donald Trump’s critics say he is flaky, leaving the race when it stops being fun. If it is not fun he won’t do it. One of his often repeated statements is that the real excitement is playing the game. Most of his interests have been in casinos, golf courses, resorts, real estate development, reality TV and beauty pageants. He has made his work fun.

The artha pada has made the intention and motivation of his Soma energy the acquisition of the multitude of things he enjoys and supporting his huuuuge circle of friends, family and employees. He often says, a good reason to vote for him is the thousands and thousands of people he employs, and that many people are getting rich working for him. He now wants to include the whole country in this largess “Make America Great Again” is his campaign slogan.

The deity Soma is another name for Chandra the Moon god who never stops moving, visiting each of his 27 wives at night. He is Cha-indra meaning the “king of the senses”; the great enjoy-er, similar to Indra’s title of the “Lord of the senses”.images

Soma is the nectar of immortality the gods drank to obtain bliss and happiness.

The Taurus Sun is lagna lord and atmakarakathe self and soul indicator. The Sun is truly the king of his chart and the most important graha. Located in the last degree of his most powerful house in the horoscope, 10th house, the karma bhava where it gets dik bala. (see Moon) the 10th is “The Throne of Indra” sitting with an exalted Rahu creating a raja yoga.(royal combo).

As the atmakaraka graha the Sun indicates the main ripening karma that Mr. Trump is realizing in this donaldtrumplife at 29+ degrees it is on the edge of a sign (rasi sandhi). Like the Moon, Sun is in transition, getting transformed and causes instability and change due to being in a borderland between two territories earth of Taurus to air of Gemini as well as on the border between artha and kama pada.

Watching “The Donald” in the presidential race I see a man with tremendous material wealth and success as a business mogul (Taurus) shifting into the new terrain of politics where he has to constantly deal with the media (Gemini) and establish his ideas and policies in more concrete ways than in his past. This indicates the karma of his Sun — to be a catalyst, an agent of change. The man seems to be burning through karma at lightening speed as well as sowing many seeds to be enjoyed or suffered in the future.

The third leg of the tripod is the lagna.

The lagna gives clues to Donald Trump’s intellect and decision making style. It is in the 3rd pada of the majestic, royal nakshatra Magha.

461875-bigthumbnailIts symbol is a throne. Magha makes him an independent thinker, wanting to be his own boss with an aversion to taking orders from anyone.

Magha’s deity are the Pitris, the ancestors. Mr. Trump often says in his speeches –

We need —somebody that literally will take this country and make it great again. We can do that.

This remark suggests that Mr. Trump believes that the direction and intensity of his leadership efforts can and will be instrumental in the country achieving “greatness again.” It also indicates that he believes the country was once great and lately has lost it’s greatness.

To a patriotic person like Trump Pitris are America’s forefathers, the founders of the country. The Pitris shine through Trump’s belief system. To him they are the creators and protectors: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Reagan, men who, from his frame of reference, made the country great.

Lastly, his lagna is in the kama pada, falling in the navamsa lagna of highly interactive, air sign

Gemini. The Donald enjoys life to the fullest; seems never to tire of getting his message out using any venue. He is in constant contact via social media like twitter and Facebook, a high ratings generating catch for any news outlet. His impromptu speech style is able to fill stadiums with adoring fans.

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as

a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing

the game.”

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sources:
Read more: http://motivationgrid.com/12-donald-trump-quotes-to-make-you-think-biglife/#ixzz3tbOC52BP
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/motivate/201508/which-five-powerful-self-beliefs-motivatedonald-trump
http://doublebirthorder.blogspot.com/2011/04/donald-trump-most-unusual-double-birth.html
http://decodehindumythology.blogspot.com/p/chandravansham.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo4IzHEIeJo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qy75pRQKMU
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump_Tower





Hillary Clinton**

Moon in Purva Bhadrapada 3 (D9 Gemini Lagna)

Sun in Swati 1 (D9 Sagittarius)

Lagna in Vishakha 3 (D9 Gemini Lagna)

** rectified by Edith Hathaway. ADB C rating using 8:02AM birth time.

Hillary


Hillary Clinton has been in the limelight of American politics for 40 years. She has a law degree 141231-hillary-clinton-mn-2130_14257f8a4ebbc2bf8806b492060dd415and portrays herself as an activist for the needy, especially children, women, minorities and the downtrodden. First Lady in the White House for 8 years, then elected Senator for New York State, and made Secretary of State in President Obama’s administration. This is her second run forthe United States presidency.

We will begin with the Moon in Purva Bhadrapada pada 3

Ms. Clinton has the Moon in the powerful, fierce (ugra) 25th nakshatra at the end of the poisonous sign, Aquarius, whose lords are the greatest malefics Shani and Rahu. Purva Bhadrapada is ruled by the mystical atmospheric god of lightening – the 1 footed goat lord, Aja-ekapada. Volatile, extreme, rebellious, dark and deceptive energies are stewing in this nakshatra. Only highly evolved souls like Paramahamsa Ramakrishna are able to control, through dedicated tantric practices, these unruly spiritual forces.

Controversy has stalked her career since the mid 1970’s when she entered the limelight on the team of lawyers and investigators for the Watergate committee to impeach president Nixon. She was fired for writing a fraudulent legal brief and for having confiscated public documents to hide her deception. Throughout her time as First Lady she was being investigated almost continuously for one scandal after another Whitewater and Travel-gate or the so called bimbo eruptions during the campaign to re-elect her husband Bill Clinton. Through intelligence, wit and sheer will power Ms. Clinton was able to out smart her enemies and avoid prosecution.

Ms. Clinton is seen as the most powerful woman in America. Bill Clinton during his run for president would proudly tout her as an asset: “Elect me and you get two for the price of one.”

She was seen by many as very influential, almost like a co-president, and a force to be reckoned with.

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Aja-ekapada is a Rudra, those violent, transformative agents depicted as a fire dragon, it is the mount of Agni, generating the flash of lightening in a dark, ominous sky. Purva Bhadrapada

energies are considered to be volatile and extreme; with toxic, energy churning within it.

Ajakapada behavior is directed by the third pada, the kama pada.

Purva Bhadrapada is a fierce nakshatra. The moon here can make the mind hot, critical, intense and passionate. It is in the Kama Pada the pada having do do with relationships, emotional attachment, intense experiences.

Ms. Clinton is known to be a tough minded political operative who played bad cop to affable Bill’s good cop. People in his administration were afraid of her volatile temper. She does not suffer fools lightly, and was reputed to not holding back when displeased. A study of 5 dozen interviews by top officials of the era, reveals the fear she provoked:

According to former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta:

Hillary’s temper had much more sustained velocity (than Bill’s), for a longer period of time, She just let everybody have it.”

Joan Baggett, who served as assistant to the president for political affairs, said people didn’t feel comfortable pushing back on the first lady, even when she was wrong.

She would blow up over something that she misinterpreted…….. You can’t take on the First Lady,” I remember one time in one of these meetings where she was blowing up about Bill’s staff and how we were all incompetent and she was having to be the mechanic and drive the car and do everything, that we weren’t capable of anything.”

Baggert added that Clinton would chew out staffers in front of their colleagues,

Sometimes she’d be in those meetings and I’d think,‘Please don’t let her yell at me.’”

Moon, is the Atmakaraka, planet of self and soul in Hillary’s chart making it the most powerful graha in her chart. Her powerful Moon rules the 10th house – the karma bhava, the place of the throne and is in the 5th house of the natural sign of the king, Leo. The 5th is a house of authority and of supporters in the sign Aquarius, a highly philosophical sign that represents the masses and downtrodden since it is ruled by Saturn and Rahu.

The parivartana yoga (exchange of two lords in signs) between her 10th lord Moon, karaka of the minds of the people and her 4th and 5th lord Saturn, karaka of the working class, creates a powerful raja yoga linking two bhavas connected to high status of political power. Brings to mind another powerful woman with this yoga, Indira Gandhi.

The symbol of a man with two faces, one facing the past and one the future; one tumblr_nmq4kzWguP1ushe2to1_500face, the day face is benign, the night face demonic. People with strong Aja-ekapada energy can seem totally normal one moment and then flip and unexpectedly, like a flash of lightening show a ferocious, volatile side.

There are many pictures on the internet showing Ms. Clinton in an unfavorable light, not surprising for a politician especially in these times of extreme polarization. But the depictions of her are associated with dragons (power)* and two extreme facial characterizations giving her detractors reason to criticize her as being two-faced.

* “With Fire and Blood” comes from the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones” where Hillary is compared by some to the fierce Dothrake dragon Queen Kaleesie.

Ms. Clinton’s Moon rules the 10th house so this nakshatra will give her incredible fighting power and ability to endure the hardships of a long battle. The one-footed goat god holds a trident in one hand, a goat in another while standing on one foot. It is symbolized by two swords showing a will of steel.

The shakti of this nakshatra is “The Power to Raise the Evolutionary Level”or

“The PoWarrior Queenwer of Spiritual Fire” or “The Power to Awaken the Spirituality in a Person.”

The end goal that moon (in this nakshatra) desires is to do what is “good for people, good for the Gods and to gain radiance and the splendor of spiritual knowledge in order to support the entire world”

With Ms. Clinton’s mind influenced by Purva Bhadrapada she has intensity and perseverance and served in government with the intention to help the people. Whether she is advocating for children’s rights, trying to reform health care, or defend her husband when he is mired in one of his many sex scandals, she does so with passion and strength.

Sun in Swati first pada (D9 Sagittarius)

The Sun is in the dharma pada of SwatiThe Independent One. The ruler is Vayu, the god of the wind, the Divine Breath that controls the life force and the body’s pranas.

It’s shakti is to “scatter like the wind or to transform.”

Hillary Clinton’s Swati Sun is the eleventh lord of gains, desires and friends in the lagna with Venus and retrograde Mercury. Lagna lord, Venus is powerful in it’s mulatrikona – the office where Venus is high functioning, dominating and canceling Sun’s debility (nica bhanga raja yoga). While experiencing many trials and tribulations, her ego weaknesses can be transformed into strengths.

The Sun in Libra, the sign of sharing and the natural sign of relationships, shows her preference for rule by committee, sharing power as she did with her husband. She champions a more powerful and bigger government; so that governing can be expanded to cover more areas of life. Her best selling Book “It Takes a Village” for example is advocating raising children by involving the community in that effort and not just the family.

The Sun, ruler of the 11th house of aspirations, desires and alliances is in her lagna in a movable (chara) rasi and nakshatra. Swati’s “young green shoot blowing in the wind” symbol and it’s ruler, Vayu. Her personality may have gone through transformations due to relationship fluctuations, disappointments and shifting alliances. It could have hardened her spine and made her an independent and capable individual in her own right.

Libra, the sign where the sun sets in the natural zodiac, does not bode well for happy relationships. Hillary endured humiliation and had to swallow her pride when 130723221847-08-politicians-wives-clinton---restricted-horizontal-large-galleryher husband Bill Clinton was caught with the intern, Monica Lewinsky. With the Swati Sun in dharma pada she lashed out at the “vast right wing conspiracy ” for making it all up. She only had to take it all back when it became obvious that the accusations were true. Sun in the nakshatra of the flowing Wind God can give flexibility in values and ethics so they can sway in the direction needed, like those young green shoot blowing in the wind. We can assume that the dharma pada saved the day. It had been rumored that she thought of leaving Bill but after experiencing Swati like fluctuations from one extreme to the other, she chose to be on the side of duty and decided to play the role of supportive wife and ally to her wayward husband.

Swati’s symbol is also a sword – the sword of discrimination and the ability to cut attachments.

A politician, to survive, has to learn to cut old alliances, make new friends and embrace old enemies while not forgetting they may soon be an enemy again. Swati in dharma pada will help Hillary to do this for the righteous cause.

The Sun shows our deepest soul beliefs and karma. Her’s is at the lowest debilitation degree where his enemy Saturn is exalted. The Sun in the sign of equality, completely dominated by the powerful lagna lord, Venus in a Malavaya yoga giving her the status of a great person. Her Moon, in charitable Aquarius, Lagna and Sun in redistributing Libra, and committed to a progressive liberal philosophy her goal is to be champion of the masses.

Lagna in Vishakha third pada (D9 Gemini Lagna)

Vishakha is the star of purpose. It gives the ability to concentrate on goals and overcome obstacles.

It is ruled by the powerful dimorphic (two gods in one body) pair of primordial gods Indragni, the god of lightening and thunder and the god of fire. A contest between her potential rival, Donald Trump whose Moon is in Jyeshtha, portents a battle between titans where surly sparks will fly.

The shakti is “to achieve and make manifest,” “the power to achieve many and various fruits in life.”

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The Sun’s scattered energy in Swati is largely countered by this lagna with lagna lord Venus and 9th and 12 lord Mercury also in Vishakha.

In Hillary’s own words:

I’m running because I have a lifetime of experience in getting results and fighting for people, fighting for kids, for women, for families, fighting to even the odds, and I know what it takes to get things done.”

Themes of strength, power, brilliance as well as perfectionism and exactitude are in this nakshatra.

The lagna is very strong with lagna lord Venus placed in it with the fortunate and strong 9th lord Mercury, karaka of communications very close by giving her the standards of a perfectionist. She does not put up with incompetence from her staff, as pointed out in the section on Hillary’s Moon in Purva Bhadrapada..
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Vishakha Mercury she can be effective with words too, doing battle with word-weapons since Vishakha is a nakshatra of struggle and competition. This is the only nakshatra with two deities joined at the torso with their heads branching. Called “The Forked One,” it represents junctions like dark and light, dawn and dusk, sandhi points, new moons etc…. these turning points are where Rahu the planet of politics is strong and favorable.

This is another nakshatra with transformational energy but unlike the scattered energy of neighboring Swati, Vishakha is ready to focus on the target. It is the stance of the bowman preparing to shoot.

Clinton came close to hitting the target in 2008 but lost to Barack Obama after an intense primary battle. In her concession speech she famously declared that her candidacy had put “18 million cracks in the glass ceiling”.

The dual deities of Vishakha, the ungodly warrior king, Indra and the all consuming god of the Vedic yagya, Agni, have opposing agendas showing the struggles and obstacles that Hillary has had to overcome to climb so high. Having the symbol of the “Triumphal Archway” Her strong Lagna and lagna lord gave her the intelligence and vitality to attain many victories but not without periods of isolation, disappointment, purgatory and penance. This nakshatra indicates that if the native sticks it out, victory can be achieved in the second half of life.

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As her latest book title indicates, her journey has not been easy and forced her to make many hard choices but she has prevailed to become the most powerful woman in American politics today.

sources:

http://www.edithhathaway.com/pdf/HillaryClinton-2016.pdf

This is the birth chart used by Edith Hathaway (7:56 AM time, 10/26/1947, Chicago IL) with which Edith has had a lot of predictive success (see the next thread where I posted comments from Edith re: this chart).

Astrology: Hillary Rodham Clinton, horoscope for birth date 26 October 1947, born in Chicago,…

Horoscope and astrology data of Hillary Rodham Clinton born on 26 October 1947 Chicago,…

astro.com|By Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Astrodienst AG Zollikon, Switzerland – astro.com – http://www.astro.com

http://satsirikhalsa.com/current-thoughts/hillary-clinton-can-she-win/http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/hillary-clintons-strengths-and-anger-white-house-revealed

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitewater_controversy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House_travel_office_controversy

http://www.123helpme.com/view.asp?id=39446

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-first-woman president_561dbf71e4b028dd7ea5af6c

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Nakshatras of Presidential Front Runners on the Eve of the Primaries

Nakshatra padas: A Teaching of Rishi Pulastya Part 1

Case studies: Donald J. Trump & Hillary R. Clinton Part 2

by SueAnn McKean

as taught to me by AIAC guru, Souvik Dutta

Dec 21, 2015

This article will discuss a teaching that originated from the book Ravana Samhita.

This is a topic that seems relatively unexplored to my very limited knowledge on the subject. This is my attempt to open the door and offer a meager sample and believe much more research needs to be done.

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  This book was written by the same Ravana who antagonized Sri Ram when he kidnapped his wife Sita, setting off a series of events culminating in a war that destroyed him and his kingdom in the epic story the Ramayana. However, there is a refined side of Ravana, who revered knowledge and was a devotee of Siva that made him a great scholar and Jyotishi.

  The topic in the Ravana Samhita that I wish to discuss in this article is the teaching of how to use the four nakshatra padas. It was taught to King Ravana by his grandfather, Sage Pulastya.

First a few words about Ravana’s grandfather and then we will see what the nakshatra padas do and look at the charts of the two opposing front runners in the 2016 presidential race, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

  Pulastya is the rishi   that gave the knowledge of the nakshatra padas to the Jyotish world.

  He was a mind-born son of Brahma (Brahma was was said to be his father)* and one of the seven great sages or Saptarishis in the first manvantara (Sanskrit for a time cycle).

Let’s get a sense of the Hindu ‘s concept of time periods. A manvantara is 306,720,000 years long and present day humanity is in the 7th manvantara. Obviously he lived a long time ago. But we need not take this too literally since the name “Pulastya” has become

a title that denotes a function or job; the name taken from the rishi of the first manvantara since ideas are what matter not actual people.

Rishi Pulastya’s job was to share knowledge; his greatest accomplishmsatyavrata-manu-matsya-delugeent was to produce some of the Puranas (Sanskrit sacred writings containing Hindu legends and folklore) to humanity, the most famous being the Vishnu Purana.

The Vishnu Purana has the teachings of the fundamental concepts of Jyotish: Time cycles like the yugas, the creation story of the churning of the Milk Ocean (Samudra Manthan) as well as other myths and ancestry of the grahas and much more. First he received it from Brahma himself then passed it on to Rishi Parasara, considered the father of Vedic astrology, who wrote it down for the benefit of all.

*A Brahmarshi is a sage who has understood the meaning of Brahman, has attained the highest divine knowledge, Brahmajnana.

By studying the nakshatra that a graha inhabits we can understand the psychology and emotional themes in a person’s life represented by the graha in a rasi. Including the nakshatra will give greater specificity than looking at the rasi alone, and, gives more juicy details about the mental makeup and emotional issues.

A person with the Moon in Gemini rasi, for instance, could very likely be interested in communications, writing, teaching, interacting with others and be changeable. But within Gemini there are 3 distinct nakshatras with a completely different symbol, deity, patterns, animal, tridosa, gana etc. The person’s Geminian mind will have completely different karmas and experiences based on the nakshatra it is located in.

For example, the intense and stormy Ardra will have to struggle and work hard to overcome one obstacle after another before reaping any fruits while the Punarvasu can experience fabulous success and/or wealth, sometimes with initial failure the classic rags to riches to rags again, seemingly fated with no effort at all. Whereas the Mrigashira native, restlessly questing for the golden deer, the perfect mate, the ultimate high always just beyond her grasp, has a very different agenda and outlook than her Gemini mates Ardra and Punarvasu.

The nakshatra pada of the Moon in Gemini, will give even greater specificity and more details. A rasi is a 30 degree span, the nakshatra a 13 degree and 20 minute span and the 4 pada (portion) has a span of 3 degrees, 20 minutes each. So with the 27 nakshatras divided into 4 parts that will give us 108 unique places that a graha can inhabit. With 9 grahas, that is a total of 972 combinations or results that can be gotten by using sage Pulastya’s pada system.

Before looking at the key grahas of our presidential candidates, here are some possible meanings of the 4 padas. We will see how the planetary placements in the nakshatra can reveal interesting variations by using the padas according to Pulastya’s teachings.

Chatur-purusarthas

The four padas are represented by the four legs of the Dharma Bull and shows four directions (chaturayana). We can think of this as the four aims, goals or motivations.

They are in the following order:

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Dharma

Artha

Kama

Moksha

Every Nakshatra will be composed on these four parts chatur-purusarthas (the 4 goals).

Use the scroll bar at bottom of this page to see Moksha pada column

Dharma

           Artha

Kama

Moksha

Focused on duty

– What is right, true to values, ethics, law

– natural flow

– What I must do -create

– appropriate role

– religion, philosophy

– judgmental, righteous

– stubborn

– protective, corrective

– what I have to do

Agni-1,5,9

Focused on wealth

– food, sustenance, gains

– income, resources

– support of family

– security

– material attachments

– service, career, karma

– what you treasure

– what you value

– learning

– taking in

– acquisition

– accumulation

Prithvi- 2,6,10

Focus on enjoyment

– pleasure, entertainment

– experience

– emotional attachments

– if afflicted – clinging, excess, intense

– interaction, social

– relationships

– support of family, friends

– fulfillment of desires

– what I like to do

Vayu-3,7,11 bhavas

Focus on letting go

– release, forgiveness

– give up, detach

– sacrifice, renunciation

– freedom, liberation

– giving out

– sharing

– giving, charity

– change, evolving

Jala-4,8,12 bhavas

Nakshatras manifest on the psychic level. Each graha will be influenced by them and their padas. The pada carries the energy of the tattva associated with them.

For example, grahas in pada one are fiery and can have a righteous and/or protective attitude. The earthy second pada shows a patient, persistent attitude, so they can fulfill big desires for long lasting goals. The grahas in the third, kama pada can have a huge appetite for pleasure and a hunger for more and different experiences, and especially for interactions with others. The fourth and last pada can show a more accepting, resigned, live and let live attitude, that goes with the more detached temperament of the moksha pada.

It’s important to understand the deity that rules the nakshatra. It will have the most say, more than the ruling graha, on the psychological themes, attitudes and mental outlook. Next, its behavior based on one of the padas will manifest through the nakshatra on the psychological level, which will act though the graha placed in a rasi and a bhava.

We use the pada to understand the energy, motivation, behavior, direction and goal of the deity of the nakshatra.

For instance Pushya nakshatra’s deity is Brihaspati, the priest and preceptor of the devas. Brihaspati’s nature is to spread knowledge, particularly spiritual knowledge as well as teaching knowledge that results in something useful to society and the betterment of mankind; as for example knowledge that pertains to law, ethics or morals and leads to wisdom and spiritual development.

If the Moon is in pada one of Pushya, then it could impel the mind of the native to be a teacher, preacher, minister, inventor or a Rishi kashyapjudge. If it were in pada two, the native’s mind would want to acquire knowledge, possibly in the form of books and manage a rare collection of books, or have a huge library, or own a book store, or maybe be involved with a grade school or an institution of higher learning.

If Brihaspati is affected by the kama of pada three, they may want to join groups, acquire and enjoy sharing knowledge, or be knowledgeable in order to belong to a group; be part of a group of like minded seekers of truth, an occult secret society, a sangha, mensa, or even say a fellowship of history buffs. And lastly, if the Moon was in the moksha pada four, the emphasis of Brihaspati is not in having knowledge for a purpose such as gain, feeling a sense of belonging or security; but for the purpose of evolving, liberation, letting go of egoic habits and loosening the grip of  personal identity.

First and foremost we look at the nakshatra pada of the deity from the tripod of life. Moon is the most important since it shows how people feel, think and behave. The Moon is our mind, conditioned by birthplace (patra), family, surroundings and culture. The mind has the most impact on how the world is perceived. Sun, the soul called atman, is important too. The soul is the indicator of pending karma showing our challenges that must be experienced in the present lifetime. The 3rd leg of the tripod is the the lagna, our intellect and shows the framework of our perceptions, like a preset configuration of how our brain works innately, irrespective of social conditioning.

Let us explore the tripod grahas in their nakshatra and pada of the two leading presidential candidates (as of Dec. 2015) for the 2016 race, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Update: Uploaded on Word press Jan 29, 2016  3 days before the Iowa caucuses. Trump and Clinton are still in the lead. Anything could happen so I wanted to post this before the possibility that new front runners over take them. Continue next to the analysis of their charts in Part 2 

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