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Trungpa was a 6th-dimensional wanderer

born six weeks before

born five months before



philosopher, translator


Choekyi Gyam Tso Drungpa

a.k.a. Chogyam Trungpa

Earthbody-Entry Tuesday-28-Feb-1939

Earthbody-Exit 04-Apr-1987 (age 47)


Founder of Naropa Institute, Vajrayana Instructor * 1939-1987 * Chokyi Gyamtso (Chogyam) Trungpa

birth data from: * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts, graphs, and tables generated by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Mula * Nirriti

BPL commentary:

For Mula-born beings who have chosen a masculine valence, the condition of limitless, observing, uncoupling, surrendering, wandering, dispersing Ketu may considerably affect the outcome.

Spirit guides, astral beings, cutters, winds, flags, tails, cloudy figures, agents of impermanence and release, of forgiveness and surrender, freedom from conventions, disregard of consequences, and inner listening may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance from the civilizations of Al-Shaula

Mula gentlemen are inspiring in their fearlessness. Although apparently tame personalities Nirriti are emotionally comfortable with extreme risk. Often they go enthusiastically where angels fear to tread.

Mula has a surprising ability to convince others to grant them power - sometimes, absolute power. Mula's perception features a mix of ambivalence and apathy not only toward others but toward oneself. Liberated from self-doubt, and disinterested in moral conventions, Alakmi preach their paradigm of belief without concern for material consequences. Thus freed from worry, they can be guided entirely by ideology with little-or-no pragmatic constraint.

Often involved in religious or political indoctrination, Mula may expound an eschatology of annihilation., Unlimited destruction may be the preferred path toward full purgative cycle of regeneration. Niritti may be associated with shock and awe or scorched earth or eradication campaigns that are aimed to destroy the root.

Having almost no fear of death, Mula engage in self-destructive behavior. Patriarchal sponsors and patronage may be essential to their success. Mula gentlemen are found in the worlds of religious preaching, inspirational guidance, cults of belief, ideological indoctrination, radical military, politics, and organized crime.

Themes of annihilation, extreme chaos followed by absolute peace , and fearless disregard of consequences may contextualize Mula's terrestrial experience.

For the three Sikhi-ruled nakshatra Azvini-Magha-Mula, having Ketu located in His own nakshatra is beneficial. Applies also to Chandra in Mula

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 86.

"... a shrewd and capable character - an organizer,

  • who is able to handle people

  • and make them serve his needs through tact and diplomacy.

A politician.

An orator who is capable of swaying his audiences

  • yet who is not sincere

  • but may even be unfaithful to his constituents

  • and ungrateful and unappreciative of favors received if the occasion arises.

The type of person who, while one is still in his presence, holds one spellbound;

  • but who when he leaves, also leaves a lurking distrust behind him.

Extremely clever and capable."

Biographical data matched to Vimshottari Dasha periods


Mangala Mahadasha * age birth until 6.6

28-Feb-1939 Earth-birth * Mangala-Rahu period

Rahu Mahadasha * age 6.6 until 24.6

1959 (age 20) harrowing escape from occupied Tibet under attack from army * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra rogesha enemies(but protected by Sarala Yoga - Chandra randhresha-in-6)

Marriage-1 to a nun from the border-crossing escape party, in Dharamsala.* Rahu-Mangala period * Mangala rules 7th-from-Chandra

Dec-1962 first son Osel Rangdrol Mukpo born at Bodh Gaya * Rahu-Mangala period * atmakaraka Mangala rules 5

Guru Mahadasha * age 24.6 until 40.6

1963 sponsored fellowship study in comparative religion at St Antony's College, Oxford * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 4-schooling * Guru-3 writing and skills training parivartamsha Shani-4 diploma-foundations

1969 drunk-driving severe automobile crash, paralyzes left body * Guru-Budha period * Budha rules 7 ++Budha rules 2nd-from-Chandra * a near-fatal experience

1969 returns monastic vows in order to be more effective as lay teacher * Guru-Budha period * Budha rules 7 = 4th-from-4th teaching, relationships

1969 obtains British passport * Guru-Budha period * Budha rules 7, legal permits, licenses, exchanges (in Trungpa's case the passport was a courtesy and not an intent to reside in UK)

1970 Marriage-2 * Guru-Budha period* Budha rules swamsha * samchara R-K via Kumbha-Simha contact navamsha Chandra

Shani Mahadasha * age 40.6 until decease

04-Apr-1987 Lightbody Lift-off (age 47) * Shani-Ketu period * Ketu chidrakaraka dissolution severance

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Kumbha * Arka * the radiator * radio
  • Surya in bhava-3 * center of commerce, intelligence for reports, announcements, descriptions, * brightly explaining, administrative entitlements, focus on communication, eye on management of messaging
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss, radiantly descriptive
  • Surya-yuti-Guru * confidently expansive, bright teacher, entitled to philosophize, radiantly generous

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in classroom-6 * comforted by service ministry, familiar with animosity, accusation, litigation, domestic and interpersonal conflict; needs to feel helpful, soothed by medication, routine ailments, undulating disagreements
  • Chandra-Vrishabha * uttama * comforted by rhythmic historical tonal values * mulatrikona
  • Chandra in Mriga-zirasa * comforted by instinctive action * protectors of energized information, direct investigation, vigorous mental pursuits

sarala yoga - Chandra randhresha-in-6


MARRIAGE emotional partnership expectations

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala in bhava-12 * drive toward privacy, pursuit of inner guidance, distant lands, invasive ancestors, seeking sanctuary, energized invisible conquests
  • Mangala-Vrizchika * Swakshetra * vigorous pursuit of secrets; push toward discovery

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha in bhava-3 * narrative of management, reporting, cohort, siblings, instructions, announcements, publication, explanations, lyrics
  • Budha-Kumbha * connecting communications, articulation of systematic social-scientific networks
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * articulation of radiant confidence, message of willpower and charisma, talkative father

Moudhya-dosha * ashtangata-harana * within 8 deg of Surya

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka


  • Guru-Kumbha * much networking, many communities, scientific beliefs, doctrine of economic linkage
  • Guru in bhava-3 * many messages, much commerce, many photographs, many publications, many sibling-cousins, much publication, many tours, frequent business trips, many sales, numerous discussions, much cohort interaction
  • Guru-yuti-Surya pitri-karaka * multiple father-figures, abundant confidence, much radiance
  • Guru-yuti-Budha yukta-karaka * multiple sibling-teammate figures, abundant conversational messaging

Guru-yuti-Budha yukta-karaka * multiple sibling-teammate figures

Many Publications

In the space of one relatively brief Earthly incarnation, Chokyi Gyamtso Trungpa produced an amazing amount of literary translation, scriptural exegesis, and doctrinal reformulation.

Many Conferences and Seminars

The Vidyadhara gave over five thousand talks during conferences, seminars, and art gallery openings - to name just a few of his speaking venues. ,He participated in countless focused conversations and performances. A capable executive, he established at least 100 meditation centers, and engaged successfully with Western students of the historically Eastern philosophies.


His mission was to liberate the Vajrayana traditions of Tibet from the great weight of cultural accrual, so that the teachings might not die even though the Chinese Army was aggressively destroying the monastic libraries and shrines that had held these dharma (reality) teachings for centuries.

Prolific Pioneer Translator-Interpreter

Learning university English with remarkable alacrity, Trungpa became a hyper-productive translator-interpreter of the Vajrayana Tibetan-language literary canon. He chose collocative phrases and invented metaphors to build a bridge between the often opaque, scholastic, often extremely terse Tibetan prosody on the original side to the modern, superficial, materially denotative English on the other side. It looked impossible but he had his mission and he did it.

As commentators often note, Trungpa's supervisory guidance to his diligent translation committees has generated an inventory of translation-tables that are habitually applied to rendering of Vajrayana short-hand sayings into modern English. These standard English phrases are evident in usage of most dedicated Buddhist bridge translator-interpreters working today. In addition to talks, photographs, parties, and paintings, Trungpa was a productive individual writer and many of his titles are still top sellers in the philosophy category.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Makara-Draco * appreciation of social status, pleasures of structure, hierarchical arrangements
  • Zukra-2 * swabhava * pleasure of gathered assets, enjoys banked, collected equity; feminine-figures predominate the family, gracious storyteller, preserved, linguistic, voiced, historical values , appreciation of assets

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani in Bhava-4 * must remain, root, defend, shelter; cautious, conventional mother-figures; tense childhood, chronic scarcity in home; strict boundaries
  • Shani-Meena * old dreams, pressured prayer, pressured feet, imposed sanctuary, proletarian sleep, ancient ancestor guides, must imagine guidance with scarce resources

Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)

  • Rahu-Thula * mask of fairly bargained contracts; fascinated by arrangements, deals, term of agreement
  • Rahu in bhava-11 * privilege via glamorous or unusual social goals and economic attainments; seeks a special, important, linkage role in social participation and financial networks. Opportunistic, ambitious friends. Thrives in culturally-mixed commodity-exchange systems. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a friend, a voluntary linker, an economic achiever, a relative of the father's people. Bhava-11 profits, revenue, connections = a highly successful environment for boundary-breeching, risk-rewarding Rahu.

Zukra-2 rules Rahu-11 = significant dhana-yoga

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka * vasana-karaka (vacuum)

  • Ketu-Meza * incomplete nobility, empty arrival, dissolute conquest, not limited by blood or birth
  • Ketu in classroom-5 * ambivalent toward entitlements, absentee children, disregards political boundaries, eccentric unsustainable cut-off intelligence, dissolves the game, disperses the creative intelligence

Chokyi GyamtsoTrungpa talking with Be Here Now 1931- Baba Ram Dass 1974 Boulder Colorado

"And now my friends,

all that is true, all that is noble, all that is just and pure, all that is loveable and gracious,

whatever is excellent and admirable - fill all your thoughts with these things."

~~ Epistle to the Philippians 4:8


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