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" Caring is a reflex.

Someone slips, your arm goes out.

A car is in the ditch, you join the others and push.

You live, you help. " ~ Ram Dass

" The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal.

It can’ t be organized or regulated.

It isn’ t true that everybody should follow one path.

Listen to your own truth."

~~ Baba Ram Dass


American spiritual guidance figure

academic psychologist

community adviser

author of the counterculture spiritual classic, Be Here Now [1971]

Baba Ram Dass

a.k.a. Professor Richard Alpert

Earth-birth Monday-06-Apr-1931



Spiritual messenger

university professor

inspirational author

experiential teacher


Ram Dass = Richard Alpert

birth data from:

tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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

- adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Public-Figure Examples


Purnavasi - Vutvrta - Jamitra


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, Viśākha, 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 interpretive guidance roles.

Instructing, Explaining, Describing

[Mithuna - 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 - Kadaga] -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 activates 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 - Aditya

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."

[end quote]


Ram Dass [Richard Alpert] during the 1970s


Assistant Professor Richard Alpert in 1963 [age 32] in the Harvard University Department of Psychology


during RD's lengthy recovery from his 1997 debilitating stroke, RD suffered a near-fatal bacterial infection.

Hugging Saint 1953- Ammachi of Kerala delivers a Shakti pulse to get RD up and running. After this jolting shakti intervention, his health slowly rebounded, and RD lived for many more years.


During ongoing stroke recovery, Ram Dass' health improved in his 80's


Psychology professor Richard Alpert standing with his friend [frenemy] and fellow psychedelic researcher Professor Timothy Leary in 1962.

ram_dass1.jpg Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

[Shani Mahadasha] [age birth until age 2.8]

06-Apr-1931 Earth-birth in Newton, Massachusetts, USA * Shani-Rahu bhukti

[Budha Mahadasha] [age 2.8 until age 19.8]

1944 [RD age 13] Bar Mitzvah * Budha-Rahu bhukti

[Ketu Mahadasha] [age 19.8 until age 26.8]

1952 [RD age 22] earned baccalaureate from Tufts University College * Ketu-Shukra bhukti

1954 [RD age 24] earned MA Psychology from Wesleyan University *Ketu-Rahu bhukti ++ dvadasa Sade-Sati

Nov-1955 until Feb-1958 - Janma Sade-Sati Vṛścika

  • [6, ailment, remedies, medical treatment, pharmaceuticals, drugs, cultural conflict]
  • [age 25-28]

1957 [RD age 27] Following the successful defense of his dissertation on achievement anxiety, granted Ph.D. in Psychology by Stanford University. * Ketu-Budha chidradasha * Budha diploma ++ janma Sade-Sati

[Shukra Mahadasha] [age 26.8 until age 46.8] [Jan-1958 until Jan-1978]

Sep-1959 [RD age 28] receives annually renewable contract appointment as assistant research professor of psychology at Harvard University * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti * Shukra rules 12-research

Sep-1960 [RD age 29] semester appointment as Visiting Professor at UC-Berkeley * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti * Shukra rules 12-sojourn in distant place

05-Mar-1961 [RD age 30] with fellow professor Timothy Leary, RD began experimenting with psilocybin [hallucinogenic mushrooms] * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti * Shukra-8 rules 12-research

1963 [RD age 32] non-renewal of faculty contract at Harvard University, for giving drugs to an undergraduate. Leary is also non-renewed. * Shukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra-6 drugs parivartamsha rogesha Mangala-2]

22-Jan-1967 [RD age 36] grieved the decease of mother, Gertrude Levin, via spleen disease * Shukra-Rahu bhukti

1967-early 1968 [RD age 36] Life-defining trip to Uttarakhand, India. Meets root-guru, Neem Karoli Baba. Now publicly identified [Rahu-10] as an itinerant spiritual servant, jobless professor Richard Alpert takes the spiritual-name of Ram Dass. Adopts rural Bharati clothing and a Seva-principled lifestyle . * Shukra-Rahu bhukti ++ gochara Rahu 1967 via Mesha, then in Jan-1968 via Rahu-Surya-Meena

1968 [RD age 36] returns to his lawyer-father's affluent home in Boston, adorned as an Indian sadhu * Shukra-Rahu bhukti

1971 [RD age 40] publication of the counterculture spiritual classic Be Here Now, which inspired a a youthful Anglosphere audience to practice Eastern mysticism and Selfless Service * Shukra-Shani bhukti * atmakaraka Shani rules 9-philosophy

1973 [RD age 42] grieved the decease of root-guru, Neem-Karoli-Baba MahaRaji * Shukra-Shani bhukti * atmakaraka Shani rules 12th-from-9 = disembodiment of guru-figure

1974 [RD age 43] founding of world service order, Hanuman Foundation - associated with the public image of Ram Dass * Shukra-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha

1976 [RD age 45] publication of Grist for the Mill celebrated inspirational book * Shukra-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha publications

[Surya Mahadasha] [age 46.8 until age 52.8] [Jan-1978 until Jan-1984]

[Chandra Mahadasha] [age 52.8 until age 62.8 [Jan-1984 until Jan-1994 ]

Dec-1984 until Dec-1987 Janma Sade-Sati Vṛścika

  • [6, ailment, medical treatment, pharmaceuticals, drugs, cultural conflict]
  • [age 55-58]

13-Sep-1988 [RD age 58] [dad age 90] grieved the decease of elderly father * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 12th-from-Surya ++ dvithya Sade-Sati

[Mangala Mahadasha] [age 62.8 until age 69.8 ] [Jan-1994 until Jan-2001]

1994 [RD age 63] came out as a gay man via a magazine article in the Ram-Dass-teaches-via-inter.jpgGay Men's press. A long-term union with a masculine partner framed RD's 7th decade * Mangala-Rahu bhukti

1996 [RD age 65] launched Here and Now with Ram Dass talk radio program * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha radio

19-Feb-1997 [RD age 66] massive near-fatal cerebral hemorrhage * right half of body paralyzed + much speech processing is lost via expressive aphasia. Subsequent severe intestinal infection, heavy medical expenses, continuing illness * Mangala-Shani bhukti * 6/8 Mangala-Shani shadashtakya * Shani rules 8-shock, trauma, sudden eruption of unexpected force

[Rahu Mahadasha] [age 69.8 until age 87.8] [Jan-2001 until Jan-2019]

2003 [RD age 72] six years after the debilitating stroke, causing pain and poverty, RD's former student, Wayne Dyer, alerts the community that RD is / still there / and needs support. An outpouring of funds was generated from thousands of deeply grateful former students * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

2003 [RD age 73] severe illness from infection, following a trip to India * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

2013 [RD age 82] publication of memoire Polishing the Mirror * Rahu-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rules 5-celebrated publications ++ dvasa Sade-Sati

2014 [RD age 83] publication Conversations with Ram Dass * Rahu-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rules 5-celebrated publications ++ janma Sade-Sati

Nov-2014 until Jan-2017 = Janma Sade-Sati Vṛścika

  • [6, ailment, medical treatment, pharmaceuticals, drugs, cultural conflict]
  • [age 85-88]
  • [overlaps Rahu-Shukra, Rahu-Surya, Rahu-Chandra]

[Guru Mahadasha] [age 87.8 until decease age 88]

22-Dec-2019 [RD age 88] Liberation from the Earthen-body, peacefully at home on Maui * Guru-Guru svabhukti * maraka Guru rules 7

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

[Sparkling Surya]

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


[busy-messaging sahaja-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[reputation for visionary inspirational writings]

[brightly radiating high status imagination]

[intelligence for intuitive leadership]

[celebrated entitlement for philosophical authority]

[political focus on contemplative executive roles]

[entitled certainty via prayerful social duty]


[corporate-organizational Revatī-2] [navamsha Surya-Makara] intuitively confident hierarchical governance


  • [Surya-Meena] Bhaskara - the illuminator * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the expansively visionary rashi of Brihaspati

  • [Surya in bhava-10] bright center of hierarchy * confidently governing * legislative intelligence * focus on social order * regulatory entitlements * political authority * brilliant career * eye on elite positions * radiant reputation * sparkling center of the leadership drama * father may be a governor-regulator-boss

  • [Surya-yuti-Rahu] confidently opportunistic * bright mesmerizer * passion for creative culture-mixing * boundary-breaching entitlements * craves important center-stage roles * ambitious father-figure * adventurously aligned with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly risk-rewarding


iconic uniqueness, high visibility intelligence, autocratic style, socially prominent, radiantly regulatory, confidently commanding, sparkling center-stage public creatives [Surya in bhava-10] rules

  • 3-communications, messaging, sermons, scripts, radio-television, media-products, Writing and Publishing, letters of correspondence, announcements, planning, schedules, sales, marketing, documentation, reporting, cohort, entourage, committee-work, process management, manufacturing, commercial business, instruction, explanation, discussion, diagrams, labeling, signage, training, itinerary, tours


Too much paperwork

Despite the dignity of [dikbala] [Surya-yuti-Rahu] the administrative burden of leadership ends to become conflicted when Surya rules 6th-from-Surya =3-management, committees, documentation



Dad = George Alpert = Surya-yuti-Rahu ++ Surya in bhava-10

Dad = corporate railroad directorm

  • RD often commented that his father was wealthy, important, and overbearing
  • Northeastern USA elite affluent, corporate attorney and railroad chief executive [10]
  • administrator [Surya activates 2, finance]

prominent philanthropist [Meena visionary charity]

  • Among other high-profile charities, Dad was a principal founder of Brandeis University Surya-yuti-Rahu

  • " His father, George Alpert, was a lawyer in Boston, president of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, one of the founders of Brandeis University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine."

Over-reaching RAHU extends the GREAT REACH of Surya

  • + Rahu-dristhi into Mangala-2-nicha
  • + Rahu-drishti into Chandra-6 nicha
  • Chandra-parivartamsha-Kuja

Rahu-Surya ruled by [Guru in bhava-1]

  • For fifty years, from 1968 until dematerialization in 2019, RD held an unofficial, un-ordained, high-charisma, [Surya] iconic role as a Euro-American counterculture spiritual guide [Rahu-Meena] .

Dhana-pati-Surya-Revati [shepherding] = focused on restoration [2] of heritage values

  • RD had thousands of devoted followers
  • shepherding [Surya-Revatī-2] + [Rahu-Revatī-2]

Rahu-10 is a culture-mixer and Surya activates culture-talking Mangala-Karkata-2

Rd re-speaking of the tradition [2] allowed both collections of heritage values to spread into the audience of globally oriented Anglosphere youth.

  • [1] his Jewish upbringing and
  • [2] his adopted Hindu identity

For those attuned to the knowledge [2],

  • RD's pithy talks [2 voice] showed a brighter, clearer view [Surya-Meena, broad perspective]

Rahu-yuti-Surya ruled by invisible wildness [Guru in fantasizing-charitable Arudra-4]

  • his methods included trance-dancing, passionate kirtans, free love, and psychotropic substances

RD repackaged a stream of historic Indic lineage knowledge [Rahu-yuti-Surya-10 rules 2-tradition] to re-introduce ancient sacred heritage into modern stree-tlevel folk parlance [Karkata-Kuja-2]

  • Shining with the brilliant light of Divine being [Surya], RD gleefully transgressed cultural barriers [Rahu]
  • passionately engaged a restless, adventurous, emotionally distressed, young audience
  • The celebrated boundary-breacher cultural-mixer Bright Light of an adventurous generation

[Comfortable Chandra]

matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]


[conserving-entreasuring dhanapati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

comfortable with customarily camouflaged service ministry]

[routinely feels secretly overworked, then sick]

[eruptively disposed toward defensive argumentation]

[needs to labor in exploitive or adversarial richly-resourced workspaces]

[mother may be an ancestral healer, yet her invasive energy may attach her to illness, victimization, servitude, or abuse]


[secretive-disguising Maitra-4] [vargottamsha] [navamsha Chandra-Vṛścika]intuitively discovering-revealing transformative intuition

[nīcha-Mangala-2 parivartamsha Chandra-6-nīcha]

  • [Chandra-Vṛścika] comforted by mystery * sensitive to trauma-healing * needs healing discovery

  • [Chandra in Anuradha - Maitra] comforted by resistance to danger * protects against preventable damage * soothed by emergency regulations

  • [Chandra in classroom-6] comfortable with caretaking * accustomed to nursing * calmed by humility * ill-or-exploited-or-adversarial mother * familiar with animosity * acculturated to accusation * familiar with betrayal * habituated to indictment * needs to be helpful * feels the pulse of service ministry * protects the sick-and-vulnerable * routine domestic conflict * emotionally attuned to victims * settled into the rhythm of problematics * seeks ritual remedies * soothed by medication * suffers rhythmically repeating ailments * undulating imbalances * mother may be a servant, health-aide, apothecary, physician or mother suffers injury-illness-crime


sensitively ministering, protectively helping, routinely analyzing, parentally criticizing, rhythmically complaining, customary service, predictably laboring, culturally exploiting, emotionally unbalanced, needs to be argumentative [Chandra in classroom-6] rules

  • 2-tradition, speech, family heritage, sound values, history
  • [nīcha-Mangala-2 parivartamsha Chandra-6-nīcha]

Marriage challenges include

randhresha Shani-7


[Competitive Kuja]

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


[inimical-medicating rogesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[friendly-profitable labha-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[Dhanayoga = Mangala-2 rules-11]

[energetic pursuit of ethnic roots] [drive to localize historical values]


[ministering-logistical Pushya-2] [navamsha Mangala-Kanya]

[nīcha-Mangala-2 parivartamsha Chandra-6-nīcha]

  • [Mangala-Karkata] active pursuit of security * proactive nourishment * drive toward rooting + settling * vigorous defensive movement * police protector * fence-builder * push toward land ownership * promotes construction of settlements * innovative farming + fishing * energetically ethnic * champion of local cultures

  • [Mangala in bhava-2] vigorous orator * loudly lectures on values * pursuit of treasuries * competitive financial actions * innovative knowledge * energized face-voice-song * memorable speeches * Sings and shouts * champion of literacy-reading * historic pronouncements * prone to shouting * forward drive toward capitalization * promotes conservation * hyperactive family dynamics * acquisitive conquests


financially competitive, verbally assertive, forthrightly spoken, proactively acquisitive family lineage, champion of the capitalized [Mangala in bhava-2]

  • 6-ministries of service, dehumanization, misconduct, war, jail, slavery, pollution, argumentation, healthcare workers, ailment, injury, medical treatment, hypocrisy, crime, cheating, animosity, toxins, complaints, accusation, litigation, imbalanced conditions, injustice, betrayed promises, servants, laborers, hostility, animosity, disagreement, dehumanization

  • 11-fruitful revenues, interconnected income, profits, material achievement, social networking, friendships, community linkage, fan-clubs, mass participation gatherings, collectivism, marketplace gridworks, distribution, association, populism, economic systems, fundraising, gains-and-goals, health of the enemies


dynamic, competitive, progressive [Mangala in bhava-2] rules

  • 6- Ministries of service seeking-remedy, disagreement, imbalance, accusation, distrust, medication, accidents, injuries, sickness, distress, health issues, disagreement, mismatched expectations -- contains Chandra-Vṛścika-6-nīcha
  • 11 community networks, gains-and-goals, social connections, revenues, friendship linkage


relentless ministry of service

[Bantering Budha]

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

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna] [talks about earning awards for innovative work-accomplished]

[delivers instruction on systematic achievement of championship]

[populist pioneering narrative of competitive innovation]

[inventive dialog describes social gridwork]

[pursuit of vigorously athletic masculine creative friendships]

[discusses new energy networks within community systems]

[verbally dominant team-mates get material goals]

[sibling-cousin spouts rhetoric of supreme achievement]


[ritualized-habitual Aśvini-4] [navamsha Budha-Karkata]

  • [Budha-Mesha] innovative communications * pioneering pronouncement * articulation of dynamic movement * discusses physical experience * vigorous descriptive explanations * growth-challenging conversation * messages about contests * vocabulary of vitality * hands-arms-shoulders send competitive 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 communications


socializing, friendly, connecting, systematic, gridworking, distributive, associative, profitable, goal-achieving [Budha in bhava-11] rules

  • 1-personality, appearance, embodiment, uniqueness
  • 4 real-estate, properties, farms, fencing, transport-vehicles, childhood home, security, cultural roots, foundational schooling, schoolteaching, parents, policing, place of settlement, ethnicity


[Generous Guru]

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


[bargaining-balancing yuvati-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[public icon of tolerance and principled worldview]

[multiple generous guidance careers]

[descriptively identified with married status]

[expansively discursive contract brokerage]

[philosophically aligned with social elites]


[fantasizing-charitable Arudra-4] [navamsha Guru-Meena]

  • [Guru-Mithuna ] cheerful communication * many merchants * conversations about belief * doctrine of inclusive messaging * expansive evangelism * detailed guidance discussions * widens the scope of management * many documents * permission to report * multiple administrative projects

  • [Guru in bhava-1] much vitality * philosophical personality * permission for unrestricted action * generous disposition * numerous identities * expands the scope of competition * many cheerful sporting activities * believes in birthright * expansive aura * extra height-or-girth * embodiment of tolerant cheer * a patron of personal benefit * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be an expander-philanthropist-benefactor


expansively active, abundantly energized, jovial competitor, multiple identities, numerous offspring, optimistic innovator, broad-scope of embodied inspiration [Guru in bhava-1] rules

  • 7-covenant, promise, trust, contractual relationships, social justice, advocacy, legal judgments, lawcourts, appeals, representation, equity, diplomacy, partners, justice, marriage, legal and formal partnerships, negotiation, alliance-crafting, match-making, fair arrangements, even deals, advocacy, trading, bargaining, brokerage, haggling, middleman

  • 10-career, profession, dignity, regulatory roles, governance duties, social authority, symbolic recognition, iconic visibility, leadership responsibility. top status, reputation, commanding positions, public respect, executive power, elite rank, lawful imposition, organizational director


[Guru in bhava-1] activates

  • 7 relationships, contracts, alliances, marriage, partnership, bargaining, advising, fair agreements --contains duro-karaka Shani
  • 10 career, public recognition, decision-making for organizations, social visibility, respect, reputation, elite positions, iconic stature, leadership, public-authority

[Suave Shukra]

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

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

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


[economic-distributive Varuna-3] [vargottamsha] [navamsha Shukra-Kumbha] arrangements-bargains with vast assemblies

  • [Shukra-Kumbha] appreciation of social networks * likes knitting-knotting * attracted to marketplace revenues * pleased by large-group connectivity * prefers a friendly partner * collectivist arrangements * enjoys regulated systems * sweetly gracious within big crowds * scientific aesthetic * financially balanced economic linkage

  • [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


sensually philosophical, appreciative of higher understanding, harmoniously patronizing, aesthetically wisdom-guiding, financially optimistic, musical-artistic father-figure, global scope of relationships [Shukra-9] rules

  • 5- Politics, center-stage roles, theatre, demonstration, display, charming brilliance, genius, poetry, choice-making, showmanship, gambling and gamesmanship, romantic idealism, creativity, fashion-shows, flamboyance, celebrity entitlements, confidence, artistic performance, drama, children, financial speculation, intelligence, entertainments, fun

  • 12 enclosures, the bed, fantasies, privacy, interior spiritual guidance, clandestine undertakings, intuitive awareness, non-linear conceptual undertanding, concealment, seclusion, invisibility, dissolved identity, meditation, contemplation, dreamworlds, astral plane, imaginary scenarios, sanctuary sleep, distant lands, health of the avowed partner


Shukra-Kumbha-9 loves a creative, meditative crowd - especially a sangha

[Shukra Mahadasha] [age 26.8 until age 46.8] [Jan-1958 until Jan-1978]

RD is considered by some historians of religion to have been a seminal figure of the Fourth Great Awakening in USA culture.

Seen from a social-historical perspective, the spiritual Great Awakenings are broadly dated

  1. 1730-1740 CE
  2. 1780-1850 CE
  3. 1850-1900 CE
  4. 1960-1975 CE

[Sober Shani]

duro-karaka [endurance] * jara-karaka [Jahre, years]atmakaraka responsibility for teaching


[mysterious-discovering randhresha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[believing-philosophical dharmesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[staunch adherence to religious oaths of fealty]

[catchetical legitimacy of fairly bargained agreements]

[theologically principled partnerships]

[obligatory doctrinal preaching upon maintenance of yoked pairs]

[must equably regulate paradigmatic beliefs]

[imposes proletarian worldview within contractual exchanges]

[drying of the vitality fires in kidney-pancreas region]

[lawfully required to conduct priestly diplomacy]

[must continue old sacred avowals]


[doctrinal-optimistic Uttarāṣāḍha-1] [navamsha Shani-Dhanus] [Vargottamsha] intuitively structured old-times rigidly principled worldview

[Atmakaraka sobriety, respect for elders, laws-and-consequences, structure, hierarchies,endurance]

  • [Shani-Dhanus] rigid orthodoxy * class-conscious ideology * conventional convictions * hidebound theories * unyielding dogma * pressure to accept the common catechesis * weight of old patronage systems * structural compression upon hips + sacroiliac + sacral plexus * oppressive priests * doctrinal rules * must normalize the life-philosophy * limitations on global travel * slow elder professors * proletarian worldview * scarce preaching resources * maintainer of old beliefs

  • [Shani in Bhava-7] enduring partnerships * heavy vows * must balance-and-rebalance * lawful relationships * tense bargaining * grim determination to maintain the contract * chronic marital responsibilities * compression of the visible genitalia * pressured bargaining * negotiation fatigue * unyielding alliances * slow-moving advisors * resists new arrangements * elders maintain respected old promises


formally promising, systematically bargaining, trust-imposing, lawfully pledging, seriously oath-taking [Shani in Bhava-7] rules

  • 8-unexpected eruptions of transformative force, initiation, revelation, shock, surgery, intensive healing, evolution, explosion, sudden identity change, rejuvenation, recycling, rebirth, hidden assets, upheaval, secrecy
  • 9-ideology , paradigm of belief, principled convictions, higher understanding, father-figures, priestly patronage, preaching, patriarchal entitlements, philosophical convictions, theory, public spiritual guidance, celebrated doctrines, sangha, sacred teachings, credenda, globalism, dharma, worldview, mother's health


duro-karaka [Shani in Bhava-7] rules

  • 3rd-from-Chandra = communications, writing, script, events, publishing, apprenticeship [7]
  • 4th-from-Chandra stability, comfort, maternal grandmother, grandparents's house


Vargottamsha atmakaraka Shanideva Bhagavan in preaching [Uttarāṣāḍha -1]

[Risk-taking Rahu]

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


[for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-10 casts passionately lawful institutional drishti into 2-4-6]

check Guru for defining source of Rahu's broad philosophical inclusiveness

[regulatory authority based in mixed-culture dreamlike imagery]

[fascinating icon of inner knowing]

[elite captain of exciting symbolism]

[amazing public contemplative leadership]

[astonishing social rise of poets, clairsentients, meditators, researchers, reeflective philosophers ]

[reputed for fabulous private guidance in high-visibility roles]


[hierarchical-organizational Revatī-2] [navamsha Rahu-Makara]

[Rahu-yuti-Surya ]

  • [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 * exceptional private intuition * unorthodox interior guidance * seeks privilege via contemplative-roles

  • [Rahu in bhava-10] passion for prestige positions * in svabhava of Sober Shani, the Shadowy Specter seeks glamorous leadership roles * thrilled by iconic status * craves symbolic importance * hungers for outstanding recognition * outsider who cleverly insinuates into respected hierarchies * authoritatively challenges official rules * mesmerizing ascent to elevated status * entranced by one's own social privilege * may pose as a boss * shimmering smoky illusion of legitimate command * trespasses cultural limits of rigid old order * boundary-breaching public reputation - ambition for elite rank * desire for eminence * opportunistic climb to top of the corporate pyramid * prominent cultural-mixing figurehead * ambition of the father's family

  • [Rahu-yuti-Surya] amplified ambition for center-stage roles * magnified confidence * passion for exotic display * trickster with dramatic flair * opportunistic father * creative pursuit of social mobility * fascinating [but perhaps illusory] appearance of exceptional intelligence * thrilling political genius * hypnotic charm * seeks privilege via bright celebrity * sparkling center of cross-cultural mixing


pastoral, shepherding, high-pitch attunement [institutional-regulatory Revatī-2]

[Rahu in bhava-10] DRISHTI

  1. [Mangala-Karkata] [2] face, voice, eyes, teeth, knowledge, sound-values, masculine sexual energy

  2. [Ketu-Kanya] [4] peripatetic wanderinga, - scattered educational topics that spin far from the mainstream

  3. [Chandra-Vṛścika] [6] penetrating emotional style, need for shocking transformations, manipulative feelings, relentless flow of mystery, ailments, sudden onset disease

[Rahu Mahadasha] [age 69.8 until age 87.8] [Jan-2001 until Jan-2019]

[Collapsing Ketu]

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

[for Mithuna indriya-lagna ]

[laboring wanderers have dispersed homeland roots]

[unfairly scattered secure foundations]

[overworked absentee mother-caretaker]

[neutral witness to local exploitation]

[passively fixated on ambitiously imaginative-symbolic Rahu-Meena-10 leaders, commanders, iconic-figures, bosses, hierarchs]


[protective-defensive Hasta-4] [navamsha Ketu-Karkata]

  • [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-4] ambivalent toward the cultural foundations * absentee mother-figure * disregards local customs * dissolved property boundaries * wanders from the ancestral home * often away * ignores conventional schooling * irrelevance of habitual folkways * surrenders nationality * dismisses bondage to parents * abandons the established routines * may prefer to live free from fixed roots



[Ketu-Kanya] occupies 11-from-Chandra ] = logical disorientation

Elder brother suffered from severe mental illness, psychosis, permanent residential treatment

[Ketu in classroom-4] occupies the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked [11th-from-Chandra] = elder sibling

QUOTATION from Ram Dass / I Crochet /

" I was giving this lecture back in the 70's and everybody in those days wore white, and they had flowers in their hair and we sang a lot, and we were all - it was like an explorers club coming together, and sitting in the front row was this woman about 70 years old and she had - she had a bonnet on with little strawberries, plastic strawberries, and cherries and things and she had a black patent leather bag and solid oxfords and a print dress and she was a very - I kept thinking, she was so unlike everybody else in the audience, I kept thinking what is she doing here.

  • I thought maybe she's somebody's grandmother or somebody brought her or -

  • so I would tell these far out stories that what happened to me under psychedelics for the most part or deep meditation,

  • and I'd look over and she'd be going like this, and I thought well maybe she has a neck problem.

I mean it was inconceivable to me that she could understand what I was talking about, and she kept going like this and I kept getting more far out and watching - I mean the whole evening became focused on this woman.

  • And at the end I couldn't stand it, the evening was over.

And I just had to know and I kind of smiled her up - actually couldn't get away, and she came up and she said oh thank you that's - the way you said it she said that's just the way I understand the universe to be, and I said, how do you know?

What have you done in your life that has put you in the space where you know these things, and she leaned forward very conspiratorially and she said, I crochet, and that moment of realizing that just the simplest thing, that in the way she did that took her into those spaces and realizing at that moment that I had gotten so hooked on my method , and that methods are methods are methods and people do it all different kinds of ways ..."


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