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Anglican-Zen priest

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author, radio personality

Alan Wilson Watts

Earthbody-Entry Wed-06-Jan-1915

Earth-Exit 16-Nov-1973 ( age 58)


Spiritual-Cultural Historian, Radio Voice, and Guide * 1915-1973 *Alan Wilson Watts

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Punarvasu * Aditya * Purnavasi * Vutvrta * Jamitra

BPL commentary

For Punarvasu births of a masculine valence, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Guru may considerably affect the outcome. Masculine births under auspice of Puna, Visaka, or Purvabhadra may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of priestly teachers and guides.

For those born into the Guru-ruled paradigm of Jamitra, teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, pontificators, patriarchs, pundits, pater-nosters, proponents of principled understanding, wise-ones, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.

Guidance is provided by emissaries from the realm of the Twin Gardeners called Castor-and-Pollux. Their purpose is restoration, renewal, and rehabilitation of lost knowledge.

High forehead. Punarvasu often has a global perspective. The majority of Aditya-born nativities are higher dimensional Seva-wanderers who assume guidance roles.

Instructing, Explaining, Describing

Mithunaya-Dvamdva pada 1-2-3 represents Guru's rulership of 7-agreements ++ 10- leadership, while also expressing the tension between broad-view Brihaspati versus detail-oriented Bantering Budha. Pada 1-2-3 are blessed with an expansive capacity for evocative description or inspirational speaking. Often excellent writers who can facilitate spiritual growth via specific explanation and detailed description. Pada 1-2-3 are often found in the literary arts, in teaching roles, in academic advising, as travel guides, and as poets who describe the natural world.

Karkata-pada-4 represents Guru's rulership of 6-imbalance ++ 9-philosophical principles. Pada-4 also embodies the tension between global, paternalistic Saptarishi versus local, undulating, motherly Somana. As master gardeners and natural herbal physicians, they understand the wisdom of the mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms. Pada-4 may also emerge into the religious professions where they may grow a garden of psycho-intuitive understanding that develops into doctrine.

Although the Higher Teacher seeks wisdom, for Karkata-Punarvasu the guru-figure may also be adversarial, impoverished, polluted, or ailing (due to Brihaspati rules 6).

Themes of restoration of lost knowledge, gardening, fertility of understanding, wish fulfillment, and conceptual teaching may contextualize Aditya's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Punarvasu

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

"... from Arudra to Punarvasu, a startling change in mental development.

In Punarvasu, the native is possessed of profound intelligence,

  • capable of delving into and understanding all manner of philosophical and metaphysical postulates.

He revels in abstract thought

  • and has a lively and profound imagination.

He may be also a poet of high attainment, expressing a fire and vitality in his verse

  • which is the result of an unusually passionate temperament.

He will, however, be only moderately successful by worldly standards during his lifetime

  • although unlike the Arudra native, he will not experience poverty."


Watts wearing a Zen robe, undated by likely 1950's

Biographical data matched with Vimshottari Dasha calendar

  • Way of Zen 1915-1973 radio philosopher Alan Watts

WattsAlan.jpgZukra Mahadasha

06-Jan-1915 Earth-birth in Chislehurst, England * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha

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

Surya Mahadasha

Chandra Mahadasha

Mangala Mahadasha

Apr-1938 exchange the vows of marriage-1 with Eleanor Everett * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha rules Mithunaya swamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Vrischika-Vrishabha contact navamsha nodal axis

Nov-1938 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Mangala-Zukra bhukti * Zukra Vidyapthi-5

Rahu Mahadasha

1943 * Englishman Watts becomes a citizen of USA

1945 (age 30) completing seminary training, AW ordained as an Episcopal (Anglican) priest

1950 extramarital affair causes wife-1 to have their 12-year marriage annulled

1950 leaves the Anglican ministry

1950 Marriage-2 * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha rules swamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Kumbha-Simha contact radical nodal axis

1951 move to California to teach at American Academy of Asian Studies in San Francisco. Faculty and administrator 1951-1957.

1953 publication of Myth and Ritual in Christianity establishes Watts as a recognized writer in comparative religions nearly 30 years before the field is recognized in academics

1953 first volunteer radio broadcast on Pacifica Radio in based in Berkeley. Watts radio talks on world religions, Zen and Christianity in particular, gathered a large and devoted listenership.

1957 publication of the classic, influential book The Way of Zen, h

1958 lecture tour of Europe + meeting with Memories Dreams Reflections 1875-1961 Carl Jung

Guru Mahadasha

1964 exchange the vows of marriage-3 * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules swamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Mithunaya-Dhanushya contact radical lagna

16-Nov-1973 Lightbody Lift-off died in his sleep, heart condition (age 58). Watts' son performed the ritual cremation on a Marin County beach * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha

Distinctive Features of the Nativity
  • Way of Zen 1915-1973 radio philosopher Alan Watts


Alan Watts as a schoolboy in 1920's London

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya in bhava-7 * center of agreements, brightly negotiating, focus on trade, eye on contractual relationships
  • Surya-Dhanuzya* Aditya * the unsplit, undivided
  • Surya-yuti-Kuja * confidently progressive, bright warrior, creatively intelligent brother-figures, self-reflexive political pursuits, champion of brilliant ideals, competitive father, entitled to conquer and win, radiantly pioneering
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive, articulate in drama and games, self-confident announcements, talks about politics , creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in classroom-3 * comfort in cohort, familiar with communication, conversation, parlor, soothed by information delivery, messaging, signals
  • Chandra-Simha * comforted by rhythmic creative display
  • Chandra in Purvaphalguni * comforted by sparkling luxury * protectors of musical entertainments, radiant style, brilliant beauty
  • Somana-yuti-Ketu * Emotionally scattered, sensitive to disoriented figures, indifferent to local customs, disengaged mother, soothed by disintegration, dissolves the comforting routines, needs to wander, feels like a pilgrim

Three marriages indicated by Surya-yuti-Budha + Mangala-yuti- Budha in bhava-7 and 7th from Chandra-3

Ketu-yuti-Chandra = publications on non-reality, announcements, radio, publications on topics of dissolution, disorientation, "Wisdom of Insecurity". in the 1960's-70's, Watts' visage from book covers was synonymous with the new Western interpretations of Japanese Zen Buddhism and its instruction to learn to perceive that nothing is inherently real.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Mangala-Dhanuzya + Surya-Dhanuzya

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

seven children

Watts was a "cultural diplomat" who introduced and explained traditional Asian religious culture, philosophy and ritual to an English-reading and listening audience. He wrote dozens of philosophical books and delivered hundreds of radio talks

five graha clustered in Thula navamsha-5 * Zukra + Guru + Surya-yuti-Budha * Taoist philosopher of balance, Anglican priest

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

significant alcoholism yet ruler-of-12 Zukra-6 protects via Vimala Yoga

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Mithunaya * tiresome old documents * resistance to change of explanations * obliged to conform to the hierarchical managers * must materialize orderly information delivery * rigid process handling * heavy old discussions * obligatory, strictly scripted conversations * inflexible instructions * must endure the lowest-common-denominator proletarian communication * slow elderly messengers * vital energy compression stress zone = hand-arm-shoulder * restricted breathing * insufficient team cooperation * must continue to collaborate, cooperate, gesture, and signal despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-1 *Structured, orderly, time-conscious personality. One must act under pressure, have to move but slowly, push forward against stiff limitations; cautious, conventional identity; tense competition, muscular fatigue, chronic impeded movement, seizures and cramps. Heavy legacy pressure against free movement. Resistance to new ideas and direct action. Resentment toward constriction of physical appearance. Support for socially-approved dutiful roles, conventionalized identity, and conduct befitting an elder.

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

Rahu in bhava-9 * passion for philosophy, preaching * in swabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual doctrine, theory, dharma, worldview. Rahu-9 desires a thrilling, important guidance role in catechesis, principled discourses of abstract ideas, ideology, philosophy, indoctrination. Extraordinary father-figure</span>, ambitious professors and holy teachers. Thrives in culturally-mixed preaching environments, university, temple, sangha, congregation. Surreptitious attempt to appear as a global, humanistic, ideologically-framed agent of understanding. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a charitable philanthropist, a wisdom-purveyor, a proselyte of principled understanding, a guru-figure, a philosopher, or a globalist humanitarian. Rahu-9 trespasses the cultural boundaries of patronage, fatherhood, paradigm of belief. Exciting, opportunistic third marriage (if any).

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Watts was a "cultural diplomat" who introduced and explained traditional Asian religious culture, philosophy and ritual to an English-reading and listening audience. He wrote dozens of philosophical books and delivered hundreds of radio talks. in the 1960's-70's, Watts' visage from book covers was synonymous with the new Western interpretations of Japanese Zen Buddhism (Rahu-9 foreign beliefs) and its instruction to learn to perceive that nothing is inherently real (Ketu-3 instructions).


= publications on non-reality, announcements, radio, publications on topics of dissolution, disorientation, "Wisdom of Insecurity".

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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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