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Vidyadhara

Choekyi Gyam Tso Drungpa

a.k.a. Chogyam Trungpa

Earthbody-Entry Tuesday-28-Feb-1939

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

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

birth data from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%B6gyam_Trungpa * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Mula * Nirriti * Alaxmi * Vichruta


BPL commentary

For Mula births of a masculine valence, the condition of limitless, observing, uncoupling, surrendering, abandoning, disinterested, ethereal, wandering, dispersing Ketu may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Ketu-ruled paradigm of Alaxmi, spirit guides, astral beings, ghosts, pilgrims, wanderers, cutters, dispersers, splitters, de-couplers, winds, flags, tails, cloudy figures, agents of impermanence and release, events of forgiveness and surrender, freedom from conventions, disregard of consequences, and inner listening may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Al-Shaula.

Their purpose is to disintegrate, disconnect, disperse, and deconstruct those phenomena which have become obstacles to greater understanding.


Fearless Deconstructivism

Mula gentlemen are inspiring in their fearlessness. Alaxmi are concerned with absolute principles of conviction, not with material outcomes.

Although apparently optimistic and genial Guru-ruled personalities, Nirriti are constitutionally aligned with destabilizing power vacuums, disintegration of outdated structures, and large-scale disorientation. Pilgrims of wandering spirit, Mula have little regard for boundaries, customs, or consequences. They go easily where angels fear to tread.

Mula has a natural veneer of faith and generosity due to Brihaspati's Benevolence. Often appearing as father-figures, patriarchs, patrons, preachers, and philosophers, Masculine Mula may present as pastoral shepherds who are paternally guiding their lost sheep.

In times of inattentive negligence or mass psychic distress, Shri Ketu's polarity vacuum may suck an enormous degree of power - sometimes, absolute power.

Mula's outlook often features a liberating mix of ambivalence and apathy. Free from self-doubt, and disinterested in moral conventions, those born in Alaxmi may consciously or unconsciously guide their flocks into states of higher wisdom. Yet the sacred must be sacrificed. In a world with few meaningful limits, depravity, destruction, cruelty, and chaos have equal utility to compassion and love.

Because Alakmi-born preach their principles while dismissing (Ketu) the material consequences of applying those beliefs, they are generally freed from worry. They are cheerful folk, even in the most dire circumstances. They do not fear death.

When involved in religious or political indoctrination, Mula-born may expound an eschatology of annihilation., Unlimited destruction may be the preferred path toward full purgative cycle of regeneration. Niritti (no-rhythm) may be associated with heart-stopping shock and awe or scorched earth or eradication campaigns that are aimed to destroy the root.

Having usually no fear of death, Mula may nonchalantly engage in self-destructive behavior as well as in evacuation, elimination, or eradication of others. Religious or ideological patronage may be essential to their mission. Mula gentlemen are found in the worlds of sacred wisdom, inspirational guidance, cults of belief, and radical indoctrination. They may conduct zero-sum operations within military, priesthood, politics, and organized crime.

Mula may suffer from restless windiness (vata dosha).

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


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Biographical data matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Mangala Mahadasha * age birth until age 6.6

28-Feb-1939 Earth-birth in Derge, Kham, Bod (Tibet) * Trungpa was a 5th-dimensional wanderer * Mangala-Rahu bhukti


Rahu Mahadasha * age 6.6 until age 24.6

1959 (age 20) harrowing escape from occupied Tibet under attack from army * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rogesha enemies * Sarala Yoga protects

exchange the vows of marriage--1 to a nun from the border-crossing escape party, in Dharamsala.* Rahu-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 7th-from-Chandra

Dec-1962 first son Osel Rangdrol Mukpo born at Bodh Gaya, Nepal * Rahu-Mangala bhukti

* atmakaraka Mangala rules 5


Guru Mahadasha * age 24.6 until age 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 + skills training parivartamsha Shani-4 diploma + foundations

1969 drunk-driving severe automobile crash, paralyzes left body * Guru-Budha bhukti * 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 bhukti * Budha rules 7 = 4th-from-4th teaching, relationships

1969 obtains British passport * Guru-Budha bhukti * 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 bhukti * Budha rules swamsha * samchara R-K via Kumbha-Simha contact navamsha Chandra


Shani Mahadasha * age 40.6 until decease age 47

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

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

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Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Kumbha * Arka * the radiator * radio
  • Surya in bhava-3 * center of commerce, intelligence for reports, dramatic announcements, creative descriptions * self-referential instruction delivery * confident handcraft, splendid technology * entertaining explanations * administrative entitlements * focus on communication * eye on process management * iconic messaging * bright center of discourse * brilliant gesturing
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * speaks and gestures in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama and games * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals, power-politics, poetic love, and romance
  • Surya-yuti-Guru * confidently expansive in drama and games * permissive father-figure bright self-referential teachers * charitably manifests the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent approach to doctrine * entitled to philosophize * radiantly generous
FATHER


Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

sarala yoga = Chandra randhresha-in-6

  • Chandra-Urisha * uttama * comforted by rhythmic historical tonal values * mulatrikona
  • Chandra in Mriga-zirasa * comforted by instinctive action * protectors of energized information, direct investigation, vigorous emotional pursuits
  • Chandra in classroom-6 accustomed to nursing + caretaking * comforted by service ministry * familiar with animosity * acculturated to accusation * accustomed to litigation, indictments * needs to feel the repeating pulse of domestic + interpersonal conflict * emotionally attuned to be helpful *settled into the rhythm of problematics * seeks formulaic remedies * soothed by medication *suffers routine ailments * undulating disagreements

MOTHER

MARRIAGE emotional partnership expectations

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  • Marriage-1 = bhava-12 Vrischika

8th-from-7th-from-Chandra-6 = 2nd-from-Chandra

  • Marriage-2 = bhava-7 Mithunaya

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  • Marriage-3 = bhava-2 Makara

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Atmakaraka

  • Mangala in bhava-12 * drive toward privacy, pursuit of inner guidance, invaders from distant lands, hyperactive ancestors, seeking sanctuary, clairsentient dynamics, energized invisible conquests, phantoms of aggressive competition, innovative research, progressive action in distant lands, imaginative discovery
  • Mangala-Vrizchika * Swakshetra * vigorous pursuit of secrets * proactive exploration * push toward discovery * champion of emergency action * champion of emergency action

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Kumbha * connecting communications * systematic pronouncements * articulation of social-scientific networks * descriptive inter-webbed definitions * diagrams the marketplace linkages * futuristic conversations * messages about communities * discusses economic transactions * explains large-scale social participation linkage * hands-arms-shoulders send distributive-associative gestures
  • Budha in bhava-3 * narrative of cohort, siblings, announcements * discusses  commerce, management, reporting, administration,  describer of detailed information, explainer of publication, delivers instructions for books, scripts, lyrics, media-messaging, talks about communications, sales, marketing, advertising, manufacturing, process, collaboration, teamwork
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of radiant authority * message of willpower and charisma * confidently talkative father
  • Budha-yuti-Guru * explainer of doctrinal belief * affinity for preaching, professorial, theory-developing roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction  *  articulation of charitable generosity, message of optimism and expansion, talkative teacher

Bantering Budha == Moudhya-dosha * ashtangata-harana * within 8 deg of Surya


Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

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  • Guru-Kumbha * much networking, many group associations, scientific beliefs, doctrine of economic linkage, expands the scope of social participation, multiple communities and friendships
  • Guru in bhava-3 * many messages * much commerce * many photographs * many publications * many collaborators * many transactions * many tours * frequent business trips * many sales * numerous discussions * much detailed interaction * extensive ensemble grouping * evangelistic growth * expansion of message * so many meetings * patron of communications technologies, extensive communications
  • Guru-yuti-Surya pitri-karaka * multiple father-figures * abundant confidence * much radiance * believes in light * widens the scope of theatrical display * permission to be the center of attention * humanistic political philosophy * large-scale dramatic radiance
  • Guru-yuti-Budha yukta-karaka * multiple sibling-teammate figures * permission to deliver information * abundant conversational messaging * believes in detailed communications * expansive dialog * many announcements * wide scope of evangelism * talks about philosophy * optimistic viewpoint in discussions
  • Guru-3 parivartamsha Shani-4

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

Guru in bhava-3 * Guru-3 parivartamsha Shani-4 * 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.

Guru in bhava-3 * Guru-3 parivartamsha Shani-4 * 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.

Guru-yuti-Budha * Preaching

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.

Guru-yuti-Budha * Prolific 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 authoritative status, likes architectural structure, attracted to officials and law, enjoys social position, beautiful bones, prefers old buildings and stony dryness, balanced skeleton, lovely legs, pleasures of structure, hierarchical arrangements
  • Zukra-2 * swabhava * pleasure of gathered treasures, enjoys banked assets, bargains toward collected equity; feminine-figures predominate the family, gracious storyteller, preserved, linguistic, voiced, * pleasing designs to adorn the face, mouth, jaw, neck, teeth, and hair * historical values, appreciation of speech-and-song

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Meena * heavy old dreams, tightly regulated imagination, obliged to conform to the will of the cetaceans, vital energy compression stress zone = feet, strictly imposed conditions of sanctuary, must endure lowest-common-denominator proletarian prayer, slow elder diviners, limited access to ancient ancestor guides, must materialize the vision, must sustain the effort of connecting the material senses with the astral vision despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-4 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious childhood foundations. One must remain in place, have to root, defend, reinforce the existing shelter. Cautious, conventional mother-figures. Tense childhood, educational fatigue, chronic household scarcity; strict boundaries; heavy legacy pressure to reinforce customary cultural boundaries. Resistance to new homes and active construction. Resentment toward changes in predictable routine. Support for socially-approved dutiful roles as parent, schoolteacher, police, border defense, fisher, farmer, ritual worship, temple maintenance, guardian of local infrastructure.
  • Guru-3 parivartamsha Shani-4

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

  • Rahu-Thula-Vanika * shimmering illusion of balance * craving for trade * mask of fairly bargained contracts * over-reaching arrangements * marvelous deals * exciting culturally-mixed partnerships * mirage of deal-making * extraordinary terms of agreement * fascinating alliances * ambitious diplomacy * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) * shimmering illusion of security * craving for customary rhythms * risky policing * mirage of home and shelter * mask of ancestral belonging to a habitual place * illusory acts of protective defense * over-reaching patriotism * fabulous farms and fisheries * fascinating ethnic routines * marvelous localities * intriguing owned properties * extraordinary cetaceans * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of motherliness, nationalism, loyalty to the homeland, parent-rolesattributes of  negotiation, equity-assurance * seeks privilege via advocacy, counseling, adviser-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-11 * passion for prizes, achievements * in Roguish Rahu's swabhava co-ruled with Sober Shani ,* the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual social goals and economic attainments. Desires an important, linkage role in social participation and financial networks. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious friends. Craves profit and gain. Rahu-11 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. Rahu-11 trespasses the cultural boundaries of friendship and community. Boundary-breeching, risk-rewarding Rahu typically enjoys material success in marketplace profits, revenue, earnings due to His social-participation genius.

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Zukra-2 rules Rahu-11

Trungpa had 99 problems, but cashflow was not a concern.


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

  • Ketu-Meza * dissociates from competitive dominance, incomplete nobility, empty arrival, dissolute conquest, not limited by blood or birth, ignores restriction on innovative movement
  • Ketu in classroom-5 * ambivalent toward entitlements, may have eccentric children, disregards limitations on financial speculation, displays fragmented or esoteric intelligence, dissolves the glamour of center-stage roles, disperses the romantic adoration. One abandons the usual political behaviors, ignores the conventional creativity, plays an incoherent game.
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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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