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Professor of Anglo-Saxon and English literature at Oxford University

author of magical fiction

Lord of the Rings * The Hobbit * The Silmarillion

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Earthbody-Entry Sunday-03-Jan-1892

Earthbody-Exit 02-Sept-1973


"Lord of the Rings" linguist novelist * 1892-1973 * J.R.R. Tolkien

birth data from* tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Punarvasu * Aditya * Purnavasi * Vutvrta * Jamitra

BPL commentary:

For Punarvasu gentlemen, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Guru may considerably affect the outcome.

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 from the Twin Gardeners called Castor-and-Pollux.

Aditya-born fellows are often found in the literary arts, in guidance and teaching roles, or in specialties of gardening and domestic abundance. Their purpose is restoration and rehabilitation of lost knowledge. Natural philosophers, Jamitra-born are blessed with an expansive human wisdom for evocative writing or speaking. Just as easily, these masculine beings communicate with the mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms.

Mithunaya pada 2-3-4 represents Guru's understanding of leadership and relationship, while also expressing the tension between broad-view Brihaspati versus detail-oriented Budha. Typically pada 1-2-3 are administrators, travelers, writers, and poets who describe the natural world.

Karkata-pada-4 expresses the tension between patronizing preaching Guru versus matrikaraka parenting Chandra. Often these remarkable chaps are found in the religious professions where they are growing a garden of understanding.

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."

Biographical Events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha


drawing by J.R.R. Tolkien, illustrating a story * Tolkien hand-drawn illustration for The Hobbit

03-Jan-1892 Earth-birth * Rahu-Rahu-swabhukti

15-Feb-1896 grieved decease of father * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru maraka rules-2 from pitri-9

14-Nov-1904 grieved the decease of mother * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 2nd-from-matribhava-4

22-Mar-1916 Marriage * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha L0-1 navamsha * samchara R-K Karkata-Makara contact D-9 nodal axis

June-1916 * called to WW-1 service in France, at rank of Lieutenant * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Budha bandesha-4 patriotic defense of the land and cultural roots.

1918 death of friends: Tolkien wrote "by 1918, all but one of my close friends were dead." Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra maraka rules-2 from 11-friends = death of friends, containing amplifier Rahu

16-Nov-1917 child-1 * Guru-Zukra bhukti; Zukra putra-pathi and Zukra dharmesha-9 from Chandra

Janma SadeSati Kumbha Mar-1934 until Mar-1937

1936 * The Hobbit published age 44 sudden professional and financial success with the publication of "The Hobbit" starting the long decades of unfolding the Lord of the Rings trilogy . Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya bhratrupathi-3 publication

Janma SadeSati Kumbha Jan-1964 until Dec-1966

29-Nov-1971 fleshdeath of Spouse Eadith * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti* Zukra occupies 2nd from 7

02-Sept-1973 Earthbody-Exit * Zukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra maraka rules-2

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Surya * pitrikaraka

Chandra * matrikaraka

Somana-yuti-Guru * Emotionally effusive, needs to expand, sensitive to guidance figures, feels like a teacher-preacher

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Atmakaraka Mangala-5 creative literature

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Brihaspati Arudha lagna Bhava-10 Meena * spiritual philosophy and imagination, visionary dreams, distant worlds

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka


Karakamsha bhava-12 imagination Rahu in bhava-12

Shata-taraka Chandra-9 * mother religious doctrine

dhanapati-2 Chandra-9 yuti Guru

Tolkien's philological (2) fabrication of languages songs, epic tales and genetic lineages which generated an extraordinary body of knowledge about a mythical history (2). Much of his need to philosophize the Germanic folk roots, as he himself told the tale of his creativity, was impressed upon him during the horrendous death scenes (2) of trench barbarities during World-War-1. Even before the onset of the horrors of Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler, Tolkien began to sense that the higher spirit which guided the Germanic peoples through their time in history (Zeitgeist) was endangered and needed both promotion (Guru) and protection (Chandra).

roots values Karkata-2; storytelling Karkata-2; history Karkata-2. Tolkien became very well known, even in his own lifetime, for his extraordinary scholarship (9) in the history of languages.

Empowered uttama-Rahu-12 casts amplifying drishti upon 4-6-8 * root-culture-war- mysterious transformation of identity. An enduring classic first published during Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya bhratrupathi-3 publication, The Hobbit has been continuously in print since 1936.

Lagnesha Budha-7. Tolkien never stopped praising his marriage partnership as the defining relationship of his life. His wife Edith was a dancer. Zukra-Budha Mithunaya-1.

10th navamsha = Meena * Imagination, spiritual guidance, cosmos

karmapathi Guru-9 * public reputation primarily as a university professor (9) and creative writer (9 = 5th-from-5th)

bandesha-4 Budha in 4th-from-4th schoolteaching

Budha lagnesha-1 yuti bhratrupathi-3 Surya identification with publications.

Vriddhipathi-11 Mangala in bhava-5 income from creative literature. Tolkien's foundational security and economic income was earned from early scholarship and academic writing (5). Later in life when his creative literary books began to sell, his income increased. Mangala Vriddhipathi-11 drishti to 11.

kumbha Chandra yuti Guru-9 * doctrinally engaged, preaching mother. Tolkien's mother was profoundly identified with her Roman Catholic doctrina conversa and its priesthood (Guru).

philology word-craft * Tolkien was crafty (Budha) with hand tools and a master of writing systems; extraordinary drawings, calligraphy, orthography, maps

vidyapathi * mantrapathi Zukra-yuti-Budha in swamsha indicates scholarly and creative intelligence

1971 BBC Interview:

"Q: Did you intend in Lord of the Rings that certain races should embody certain principles: the elves wisdom, the dwarves craftsmanship, men husbandry and battle and so forth?

T: I didn't intend it but when you've got these people on your hands you've got to make them different haven't you. Well of course as we all know ultimately we've only got humanity to work with, it's only clay we've got.

We should all - or at least a large part of the human race - would like to have greater power of mind, greater power of art by which I mean that the gap between the conception and the power of execution should be shortened, and we should like a longer if not indefinite time in which to go on knowing more and making more.

Therefore the Elves are immortal in a sense. I had to use immortal, I didn't mean that they were eternally immortal, merely that they are very longeval and their longevity probably lasts as long as the inhabitability of the Earth.

The dwarves of course are quite obviously - wouldn't you say that in many ways they remind you of the Jews? Their words are Semitic obviously, constructed to be Semitic. Hobbits are just rustic English people, made small in size because it reflects (in general) the small reach of their imagination - not the small reach of their courage or latent power.

Q: This seems to be one of the great strengths of the book, this enormous conglomeration of names - one doesn't get lost, at least after the second reading.

T: I'm very glad you told me that because I took a great deal of trouble. Also it gives me great pleasure, a good name. I always in writing start with a name. Give me a name and it produces a story, not the other way about normally."


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