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cross-cultural philosopher + translator
author + radio personality
Earth-Exit 16-Nov-1973 ( age 58)
Spiritual-Cultural Historian, Radio Voice, and Guide * 1915-1973 *Alan Wilson Watts
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Watts * tentatively rectified by BP Lama
charts, graphs, and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star software * adapted by BP Lama
Punarvasu * Aditya * 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, 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,
He revels in abstract thought
He may be also a poet of high attainment, expressing a fire and vitality in his verse
He will, however, be only moderately successful by worldly standards during his lifetime
Watts wearing a Zen robe, undated by likely 1950's
Biographical data matched with Vimshottari Dasha calendar
06-Jan-1915 Earth-birth in Chislehurst, England * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha
Janma Sade-Sati Simha Sep-1918 until Nov-1920
Nov-1938 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Mangala-Zukra bhukti * Zukra Vidyapthi-5
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
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
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
Features of the Nativity
Alan Watts as a schoolboy in 1920's London
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.
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
ruler-of-12 Zukra-6 protects via Vimala Yoga
Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)
Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka
Watts was a cultural diplomat. In the days of state-paid churches and one-true-faith, AW's special subject was the outrageously titled comparative religion = Rahu-yuti-Guru-9.
His listeners were predominantly English-educated, English-reading, and English-listening. As Anglosphere civilians began to attempt more touring travel to East Asian historic destinations, AW added intellectual interpretations to their growing fascination with all things ancient and Asian.
In the style of a radio professor, the priest AW introduced the key concepts structuring (Shani-1) traditional Asian religious practices. He explained basic elements of culture, philosophy, and ritual to an audience that was previously almost entirely unfamiliar with the subject.
AW wrote dozens of philosophical books + delivered hundreds of radio talks. in the 1960's-70's, Watts' visage from book covers became 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, . One of AW's most successful titles, published during the Cold-War era of obsession with security, was The Wisdom of Insecurity.
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