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Thien Su

Zen Master

founder of Engaged Buddhism movement

Thich Nhat Hanh

a.k.a. Nguyen Xuan Bao

a.k.a. Thay

Earth-birth Monday-11-Oct-1926

"If you look deeply into the palm of your hand,

you will see your parents

and all generations of your ancestors .

All of them are alive in this moment.

Each is present in your body.

You are the continuation of each of these people."

~~ TNH


Buddhist monk + spiritual leader + political activist + prolific writer * Thich Nhat Hanh * 1926-

birth data fromích_Nhất_Hạnh * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


Iswara * Utaraztha * Visve-deva * Uthiradaam * Aadi

BPL commentary

For Uttara-azadha births of a masculine valence, the condition of radiant, romantic, intelligent, creative, idealistic, central, confident, gaming, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Surya-ruled paradigm of Iswara, father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Nunki. Their purpose is to express the radiant clear light of truth in an orderly, institutional framework.

Psychic intelligence

Dhanuzya Pada-1 can show Brihaspati's rulership of 1-embodiment + 4-cultural foundations. nakshatra-pati Suyra and Guru enjoy high-compatibility yang patterns.

Pada-1 tends to be paternalistic, politically savvy, self-referential to the point of self-righteousness, and generous of spirit. Iconic and inspirational teachers of the patriarchal lineages are found here.

Often found in the role of philosopher, professor, or guru-figure. Assess the role of Brihaspati to determine the degree of optimism and alignment with the prevailing doctrine.

Makara-pada 2-3-4 express the tension between structural Shani and solipsistic Surya. From the Makara lagna, nakshatra-pati Surya becomes the revelatory, illuminating randhresha. Thus pada 2-3-4 are mystical and gender-neutral (Shani).

Pada 2-3-4 demonstrate respect for age and orderly governance. Yet, their purpose is visionary (Surya). Psychics and seers are found here. Depending on the vigor of Shani, hierarchical institutions may come to surround their initiatory teachings.. Their emotional stability in partnership arises from Chandra = yuvati-pati.

Themes of clairsentient vision, personal certainty, and prophecy may contextualize Ishwara's terrestrial experience. Also applies to Chandra in Uttara-azadha.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 87

"A very good, honest, and sincere character...

A peace loving disposition.

  • Very intelligent and wise.

  • Respected and liked by everyone with whom he comes in contact.

Eager to live and let live.

  • Tolerant to others, giving help where help is required.

A good counselor in times of need or trouble.

  • Such a person makes a good and steady friend,

  • whose friendship is to be valued because it will stand the tests of time and adversity."



Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Shani Mahadasha * age birth until age 4.8

11-Oct-1926 Earth-birth named Nguyen Xuan Bao in Hue, Thua Thien-Hue province, Vietnam * Shani-Rahu bhukti

Budha Mahadasha * age 4.8 until age 21.8

1943 (TNH age 16) enters monastic Buddhist order * Budha-Rahu bhukti

Ketu Mahadasha * age 21.8 until age 28.8

1951 (TNH age 25) Bhikkhu ordination, receiving the spiritual name = Thich Nhat Hanh * Ketu-Rahu bhukti

Zukra Mahadasha * age 28.8 until age 48.8

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

1961 (TNH age 35) accepts scholarship to study comparative religion at Princeton University. * Zukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra-12 foreign lands + Chandra randhresha identity change

1962 appointed research lecturer in Buddhism at Columbia University * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

1964 (TNH age 38) in Vietnam, founds the Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies and the School for Youth Social Service * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

1966 meets USA Civil Rights 1929-1968 Rev. Martin Luther King . The two became close friends with a shared worldview.

01-May-1966 initiated in the Lamp Transmission * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru lagnesha

1966 (TNH age 40) created the Order of Interbeing * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 4-schools, cultural establishment

1966 during a three-week invited speaking tour in USA, the South Vietnamese government bans TNH from entering his homeland. Thus began a 40-year period of exile. * Zukra-Guru bhukti * nichha-Guru lagnesha

1966 admitted as a war refugee to reside in France * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 4-settlement

1969 led the Buddhist Delegation to the Paris Peace Talks * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 3-conferences

Surya Mahadasha * age 48.8 until age 54.8

Chandra Mahadasha * age 54.8 until age 64.8

1982 established the Plum Village practice community in southern France * Chandra-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 12-meditation sanctuary

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

1987 established the California printing house, Parallax Press, publishers of his own works * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha publications rules 10-public visibility

Mangala Mahadasha * age 64.8 until age 71.8

Rahu Mahadasha * age 71.8 until age 89.8

2000 established the popular Deer Park Monastery in Escondido, California * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

11-Jan-2005 controversial return to VietNam following 39-year exile * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani-12 rules 3-short-term travel, brief visits

2008 briefly return to Vietnam for ceremonies and teachings * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha public speaking rules 10-public visibility

Dec-2009 following a long campaign of harassment and torture, the communist government disbands Prajna Monastery, ending TNH's organization in Vietnam * Rahu-Ketu bhukti * Ketu dissolution, surrender

Nov-2014 (TNH age 88) severe brain hemorrhage followed by a lengthy therapeutic hospitalization and rehabilitation * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 8-shock, sudden transformation

Guru Mahadasha * age 89.8 until decease

Oct-2018 return to homeland Vietnam, taking residence near the Tu Hieu pagoda * Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru lagnesha rules 4-retirement, end-of-things

Distinctive features of the nativity

Surya * pitri-karaka (father) * jyoti-karaka (light)

  • Surya-Kanya * Poshanya * Pushna * the nourisher * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the analytical logical rashi of Budha
  • Surya in bhava-10 * digbala * 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-Zukra * confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * uniquely intelligent feminine-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * graciously creative * dramatic promises * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive * father may be artist-broker-arranger


Chandra * matrikaraka

* Sarala Yoga

  • Chandra-Vrizchika * nichha * comforted by mystery * sensitive to trauma-healing * needs discovery
  • Chandra in Anuradha-Maitra * comforted by resistance to danger * protects against preventable damage * soothed by emergency regulations
  • Chandra in classroom-12 * draws comfort from dreams * familiar with ancestor guidance * rhythmic withdrawal from visibility * accustomed to private prayer * nested into secluded enclosures * acculturated to Other Worlds * soothed by imaginative inspiration * repeating pulse of intuition * anchored into sanctuary environments * comfortable with research * undulating sleep
  • Somana-yuti-Shani * nishturabashi yoga * Emotionally constricted * punitive parents * sensitive to class boundaries * soothed by structure * needs rigid routines * heavy maternal workload * comfortable with elders * familiar with hierarchies * fearful mother * calmed by strict rules * feels like a worker


Kuja * bhratru-karaka (brother) * virya-karaka (virile)

  • Mangala-Meza * moolatrikona 0-18 deg. * vigorous pursuit of dominance * straightforward dynamic actions * competitive winner * propulsive battering weaponry * push toward conquest * pioneering vitality * hot yang-energy * thrusting force * forward-driving movement * champion of innovation

  • Mangala in bhava-5 * drive toward creativity * pursuit of games * pioneering speculation * dynamic style of flamboyant display * competitive children * energized by romance * political conquests * productive intelligence * push toward celebrity * champion of romance * promotes choice-making *propulsive genius * actively charming


Mangala-Meza occupies the contentious 6th-from-Chandra

Budha * jamayah-karaka (sibling) * sandeza-karaka (message) * zisya-karaka (student)

  • Budha-Thula * articulation of contracts * equable discussions * balanced designs * commercial arrangements * explains procedure for fair agreements *  descriptive bargaining * skillful matching * accommodating conversations * messages about negotiation * programming for trade exchanges * manufactures harmonious patterns *  hands-arms-shoulders send equalizing gestures
  • Budha in bhava-11 * narrative of information systems * 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
  • Budha-11 parivartamsha Zukra-10-nichha

* Nhat Hạnh Thich has published over 100 books, including more than 70 in English

Guru * dhava-karaka (husband) * bahuta-karaka (variety)

Lagnesha for Dhanuzya radical lagna

  • Guru-Makara * nichha * understands social structure * numerous law-makers * class-conscious convictions * conventional doctrine * believes in common sense * pragmatic guidance * philosophical realism * diverse social responsibilities * materialistic worldview * faith in hierarchies * preaches about wise governance * widens the scope of bureaucracy
  • Guru in bhava-2 * much hoard * many songs * many stories * extensive history * generous natural reserves * several genetic lines * many accumulated goods * numerous languages * expansive eyes * many voices * many valuations * extensive accounts * grows the family lineage * optimistic heritage * believes in historic conservation * patron of speech-and-song * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be a keeper-collector-preserver


Guru-languages-2 in 3rd-from-Chandra

TNH has written more than 100 books spanning numerous languages. Many of his texts are inter-language translations of key Buddhist scriptures.

Zukra * svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wife)

  • Zukra-Kanya * nichha * appreciation of service ministries * likes logical argument * attracted to subordinates * delighted by animals * accepts unbalanced agreements * prefers exploitable partners * pleased by pain relief * enjoys humility * graciously accommodates unfair contracts * sweet alliance with victims * litigious bargaining
  • Zukra-10 * seeks pleasure via regulated order * enjoys regulatory authority * socially prominent contractual agreements * reputation for for gracious balancing * respects feminine-figures * harmonious style of governance * likes pleasing designs to adorn the upper legs * nice knees * lovely calves * rule-maker imposing equity * appreciation of hierarchical rank * legislates justice * in a husbandly nativity, wife-figure may hold an elite social position
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama * appreciation for political display * pleasantly charming * self-focused diplomacy * radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining * sweet entitlements * negotiating father-figure * self-directed arrangements * focus on trade exchange * solipsistic romance * idealistic contracts * enjoys the game of deal-making * prefers self-confident partners
  • Zukra-10 parivartamsha Budha-11


Surya-yuti-Zukra-nichha * TNH was a conscientious objector since his 30's in the Vietnamese Civil War that involved the USA, China, and other international combatants. Consistently preaching peace and grace, he nonetheless maintained a central presence in several high-conflict zones

Zukra-10 rules 6 + 11

Thien Su Thay's approach to the situation of suffering (rogesha 6) offers a classic Buddhist perspective to an international, multi-cultural audience. His personal sorrow and grief have been used in his leadership program Zukra-10 to promote global justice.

Shani duro-karaka (endurance) * jara-karaka (years)

  • Shani-Vrizchika * heavy old secrets * obliged to uncover the camouflaged realities * burdened by responsibility for mass transformation * must regulate the occult identity changes * must explore masked trauma * must resist self-destruction * mandatory recycling * bodily stress zone = ovaries + testes + anus * imposes strict confidentiality rules * cautiously exposes hidden knowledge * must regulate the threat of disaster * must work with sudden eruptions * must accept the healing systems of elder shamans * respects the slow-moving cycles of proletarian revolution * scarce healing resources
  • Shani in Bhava-12 * slow time-structured envisioning * burdensome duties in Other Worlds * limited privacy * must work with foreigners * socially invisible responsibilities * intimidating dreams * retreats from invisible phantoms * resists clairsentient guidance * cautiously conventional fantasies * fears imprisonment * regimented sanctuaries * lack of spontaneity in the bedroom * chronic insomnia * dried flow of interior inspiration * cold feet * psychic fatigue * mandatory isolation * tightly regulated scientific research * elders preserve the old enclosures

  • Shani-yuti-Chandra * nishturabhashi yoga * social resistance to natural rhythms * imposition of pragmatic routines * delayed security * class-conscious mother * limited creature-comforts * parental policing * stubborn guilt * obligatory caretaking duties * emotional withholding * punitive parents * class-structured ethnicity * uncomfortable discipline * oppressed sensitivities * dries-freezes the flow of nourishing liquids * needs regulatory order * blocked feelings * must earn emotional affection


Shani in Bhava-12 persistence in exile * Shani-yuti-Chandra * accustomed to scarcity and delay

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

  • Rahu-Mithunaya * shimmering illusion of cooperation * craving for conversation * mask of messaging * boundary-breeching broadcasts * extraordinary explanations * ambitious administration * preposterous propaganda * extravagant commercial transactions * marvelous advertising * thrilling photographs * unusual ensembles * exciting cohort * mesmerizing instructions * over-reaching management * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of information delivery * sensational scripts * exaggerated announcements * exceptional business methods * seeks privilege via communicator-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-7 * passion for partnership * in svabhava of Suave Zukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks opportunistic arrangements * expedient use of the law-courts * amplified bargains * extraordinary relationships * extravagant promises * outsider who cleverly insinuates into pairing roles * desires important brokerage * unorthodox negotiations * fascinating match-making * thrilling unions * non-standard pacts * attorneys find loop-holes * irregular equity * exaggerated agreements * unusual exchange valuation * mirage of fairness * partnerships feature mixed race-class-creed-gender-age * may pose as the Perfect Partner * self-promoting deal-maker * mesmerizing diplomacy * appears as a pleasant advocate * social mobility via instrumental alliances


Rahu occupies trauma-inducing, discovering, revealing, danger-seeking 8th-from-Chandra = long-life

Rahu occupies 10th-from-10th culture-mixing leadership via advice, counsel, equity

A long-lived Buddhist monk and relentless peace activist, leader of an international faith community untied under the doctrine of Engaged Buddhism.

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

  • Ketu-Dhanuzya * Mula * philosophically dissociates from sacred convictions * odd professors * dissolves indoctrination * empty paradigm of belief *  dispersed worldview * not limited by conventional beliefs * eccentric teachings * peculiar convictions * ignores restricted catechesis * releases a warm golden  cloud of broad inclusivity into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-1 * eccentric expression of the fleshly container * oddly unique identity * ambivalent toward kinetic movement * incoherent embodiment * other-defined chameleon * surrenders individual completeness * identity depends upon Important Others (Rahu-7) * liberation via abdication of birthrights


Zen Master and leading international figure in non-confrontation peace activism


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