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Anglican-Zen priest

iconic cross-cultural philosopher

interpreter + translator

celebrated author

radio personality

Alan Wilson Watts

Earth-birth Wed-06-Jan-1915

Earth-Exit 16-Nov-1973 [ age 58]


Spiritual-Cultural Historian

Radio Voice

Philosophical Guide

Rev. Alan Wilson Watts


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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


Purnavasi * Vutvrta * Jamitra

BPL commentary

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 interpretive 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-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

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."


Watts wearing a Zen robe, undated by likely 1950's


Alan Watts as a schoolboy in 1920's London

WattsAlan.jpgBiographical data matched with Vimshottari Dasha calendar

  • Way of Zen 1915-1973 radio philosopher Alan Watts

Shukra Mahadasha

06-Jan-1915 Earth-birth in Chislehurst, England * Shukra-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha

Sep-1918 until Nov-1920 Janma Sade-Sati Simha

Surya Mahadasha

Chandra Mahadasha

Mangala Mahadasha

Apr-1938 [AW age 23] exchange the vows of marriage-1-of-3 with Eleanor Everett * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha activates Mithunaya Svamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Vṛṣa-Vṛścika contact navamsha nodal axis

Nov-1938 [AW age 23] celebrated the birth of child-1 * Mangala-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rules-5

Rahu Mahadasha

1943 [AW age 28] English-born Watts becomes a citizen of USA * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

1945 [AW age 30] completing seminary training, AW ordained as an Episcopal [Anglican] priest * Rahu-Guru bhukti [Rahu-yuti-Guru] Guru rules 10-profession

Jul-1948 until Sep-1950 Janma Sade-Sati Simha

1950 [AW age 35] extramarital affair causes wife-1 to have their 12-year marriage annulled * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Mangala-yuti- Budha * Budha produces effect of rogesha Mangala ++ janma Sade-Sati

1950 [AW age 35] leaves the Anglican ministry * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Mangala-yuti- Budha * Budha produces effect of rogesha Mangala ++ janma Sade-Sati

1950 [AW age 35] exchange the vows of marriage 2-of-2 * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha activates Mithunaya Svamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Kumbha-Simha contact radical R-K ++ janma Sade-Sati

1951 [AW age 36] move to California to teach at American Academy of Asian Studies in San Francisco. Faculty and administrator 1951-1957. * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 4-schoolteaching + Rahu-Return ++ dvithya Sade-Sati

1953 [AW age 38] publication of Myth and Ritual in Christianity . Watts is established as a recognized writer in comparative religions -- nearly 30 years before the field is recognized in academics * Rahu-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rules 5-literary scholarship

1953 [AW age 38] 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. * Rahu-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rules 5-literary scholarship, fame

1957 [AW age 42] publication of The Way of Zen which quickly became a classic * Rahu-Mangala chidra-dasha * Mangala-yuti- Budha publications * Mangala rules 11-accomplishments, profits ++ 9th-from-Chandra, philosophy

1958 [AW age 43] lecture tour of Europe + meeting with Memories Dreams Reflections 1875-1961 Carl Jung * Rahu-Mangala chidra-dasha * Mangala-yuti- Budha publications * Mangala rules 11-accomplishments, profits ++ 9th-from-Chandra, philosophy, world travel [Kuja yogakaraka from Chandra]

Guru Mahadasha

1964 [AW age 49] exchange the vows of marriage-3-of-3 * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha activates Mithunaya Svamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Mithuna-Dhanus contact radical lagna

16-Nov-1973 [AW age 58] dematerialization AW died in his sleep via heart condition. Watts' son performed the ritual cremation on a Marin County beach * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha

Distinctive Features of the Nativity
  • Way of Zen 1915-1973 radio philosopher Alan Watts


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

[busy vikrama-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[patriarchally self-confident contract negotiations]

[radiant patron of principled bargaining]

[global personification of belief-based partnership]

[confident doctrinal brokerage]

[self-focused philosophically idealized relationships]

[father may be attorney-broker-middleman]





  • [Surya-Dhanus] Aditya * the unsplit, undivided * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the preaching-teaching philosophical rashi of Brihaspati
  • [Surya in bhava-7] sparkling center of relationships * focus on agreements * brightly negotiating * confident in brokerage * self-referential partners * makes smart trades * intelligence for representation * political equity * peerage entitlements * eye on fair contracts * agent of deal-making drama * father may be a broker-attorney-advocate
  • [Surya-yuti-Kuja] confidently progressive * bright warrior * moves in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent brother-figures * self-reflexive political pursuits * champion of brilliant ideals * competitive father-figure * entitled to conquer * focused on winning * radiantly pioneering
  • [Surya-yuti-Budha] confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * gestures conduct the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama * skillful game-player * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals * narrative of power-politics * recites love poems * describes divine romance



matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[vocalizing dhana-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[politically comfortable with poetic cohort]

[familiar with delightful entertainment messaging]

[needs to communicate about romantic feelings]

[soothed by bright displays of ensemble collaboration]

[profoundly fluctuating entitled mentality]

[mother may be fashionable businesswoman or creative writer]

[mom's intelligence reflects the father's will]


[Somana-yuti-Ketu ]

  • [Chandra-Simha] comforted by creative display * settled into dramatic rhythms * needs attention
  • [Chandra in Pūrvaphalgunī-Yonī] soothed by sparkling luxury * protectors of musical entertainments * needs brilliant beauty
  • [Chandra in classroom-3] comfortable with cohort-collaboration * familiar with interactive communication * calmed by repetitive announcements * feels the tidal pulse of daily chat * feels sheltered in the parlor * soothed by siblings * intuitive information delivery * settled into the habits of writing * needs continuous commerce * accustomed to routine messaging * emotionally attuned to the rhythms of conversation * undulating signals * ethno-cultural gestures * intuitive handcraft * mother may be a manager, shopkeeper, craftswoman, publisher
  • [Somana-yuti-Ketu] emotionally scattered * sensitive to disoriented folks * indifferent to established routines * abandons outdated customs * detached mother * soothed by the Witness perspective * comforted by spacious emptiness * long pilgrimage by water * needs to wander * feels forsaken

MARRIAGE emotional partnership support expectations

Three marriages indicated by [Surya-yuti-Budha] + [Mangala-yuti- Budha] in bhava-7 ++ 7th from Chandra-3


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.


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



  • [Mangala-Dhanus] vigorous development of humanistic worldview * energized inspiration * thrust toward doctrinal expansion * proactive preaching-teaching * promotes philosophical globalism * champion of broad understanding * pursues patronage
  • [Mangala in bhava-7] drive toward bargaining * pursuit of agreement * impatient with stagnant arrangements * invasive negotiation * diplomatic dynamics * energized contracts * innovative conquests * pushes toward liaison * invigorates alliances
  • [Kuja-yuti-Surya] kinetic creativity * high-energy confidence * dynamic genius * dominating force joins willful charm * competitive politics * brilliant winner * physically active father-figure * vigorous theatrical display
  • [Kuja-yuti-Budha] proactive communications * energized signaling * dynamic reporting * clipped speech patterns * abrupt announcements * masculine messaging patterns * pushes toward direct commands * forward thrusting gestures * incisive speech * forceful writing



jamayah-karaka [sibling] sandeza-karaka [message] zisya-karaka [student]

[energizing lagnesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna ]

  • [Budha-Dhanus] priestly communications * theoretical discourse * inspirational conversations * articulation of sacred beliefs * doctrinal pronouncements * sends messages about broad worldview * descriptive philosophical understanding * specifically defined interpretive principles * explains the indoctrination procedure * expertly detailed sermons * ideological programming * hands-arms-shoulders send preaching gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-7] narrative of partnership * discusses contracts * debates on deals * analysis of relationships * discourse on trusts * banters about betrothal * crafting of covenants * delivers negotiating instructions * explainer of arrangements * talks about fairness * advocate for justice * gestures toward settlement of quarrels * mentality of marriage * formulates alliances * defines equity * balanced bargains
  • [Budha-yuti-Surya] amusing explanations * entertaining chatter * central roles in communication * brightly clear descriptions * dramatic enunciation * confidently delivers instruction * articulation of radiant certainty * political messenger * talkative father-figures
  • [Budha-yuti-Mangala] competitive communications * scripted actions * impatient conversations * potential for sexualized messaging * penetrating explanations * direct instruction * signals forward action * pioneering movement * outspoken opinions * talkative brother-figures



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

[karako bhavo nashto for father, patrons, indoctrinators]

[bargaining jaya-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[dutiful karmesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[expanded networks of believers ]

[multiple economically-linked father-figures]

[many teaching roles]



  • [Guru-Kumbha] much networking * many marketplaces * optimistic about big associations * permission to connect * scientific beliefs * doctrine of economic linkage * distributed guidance * expands the scope of social participation * multiple communities and friendships
  • [Guru in bhava-9] tolerance for diverse doctrines * multiple beliefs * expansive ideology * much sermonizing * broad humanistic understanding * sanctimonious father * multiple father-guru-professor figures * extensive worldview * patron of philosophy * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be an ideologue or spiritual guide
  • [Guru-yuti-Rahu] mizra-karaka * multiple mix-culture opportunities * permission to bend barriers * many impostors * abundant expedience * wide scope of ambition * craving for expansion * seeks promotional advantage via globalist philosophy * optimistic toward obtainment of privilege


seven children

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 * Shukra + Guru + [Surya-yuti-Budha] Taoist philosopher of balance, Anglican priest


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


[imbalanced penetrating relationships]

[medical harmony]

[Vimala Yoga]

  • [Shukra-Vṛścika] appreciation of penetrating discovery * likes mysteries * attracted to danger * aesthetic of exploration * pleased by covert power * prefers a healing partner * undisclosed arrangements * phoenix aesthetic of rejuvenation * beautifying rebirth * negotiates pleasantly in threatening conditions * seeks equity during sudden upheavals * balanced approach to emergencies * enjoys hidden alliances * conducts secret diplomacy
  • [Shukra-6] seeks pleasure via self-medication; enjoys exploitive arrangements * addictions * imbalanced equity * feminine employees * attracted to animals * valuable servants * appreciation of enemies * pleasing designs to adorn the lower abdomen * toxicity from sugars * aesthetic of slavery * unfair contracts * relationship injustice * criminal bargains * accepts injustice * accommodates poverty * adjusts to war * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a pharmacist-clinician-servant-helper-aide


significant alcoholism

ruler-of-12 Shukra-6 protects via [Vimala Yoga]


duro-karaka [endurance] *jara-karaka [Jahre, years]

[rebirthing randhresha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[dharmesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[physicalized mental pressure]

[personal to maintain discussion]

[embodiment of structured explanations]

  • [Shani-Mithunaya] tiresome old documents * resists new explanations * must conform to management hierarchy * must continue orderly communications * rigid process handling * heavy old discussions * obligatory scripted conversations * inflexible instructions * must endure proletarian talk * slow elderly messengers * tightly structured dialog * compression upon hand-arm-shoulder * restricted breathing * insufficient team cooperation * overburdened collaborations * scarce information resources * maintainer of old business
  • [Shani in Bhava-1] steady time-structured personality * mature conduct * must produce under pressure * strictly orderly movement * regimented appearance * grim determination to survive * tense competition * muscular fatigue * required activity drills * chronically impeded self-expression * bodily seizures * identified with heavy responsibility * resists unnecessary change * often looks older * lives to work * elders preserve class-conscious identity



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




  • [Rahu-Kumbha] shimmering illusion of profitable webworks * over-reaching friendliness * mirage of knitted netting knotwork * fabulous marketplace associations * extraordinary electro-magnetic connections * intriguing ecologies * mask of lawfully interlinked systems * fascinating achievements * culturally mixed social networks * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of  scientific futurism * extravagant assemblies * finds opportunity in economic distribution * craves community-linkage * seeks privilege via socialite-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-9] passion for preaching * in svabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous guidance * thrilling theory * dazzling dharma * outsider who cleverly insinuates into patriarchal roles * seeks importance via sacred teachings * fantastic philosophy * compulsive catechesis * zealous proselytism * intriguing ideology * ambitious father-figures * extraordinary professors * barrier-breaching guru-figures * culturally-mixed worldview * poseur of high catechism * shimmering illusion of sangha * fabulous faith community * surreptitious appropriation of priesthood * may appear as a wisdom-purveyor * smoky specter of principled understanding * extravagant globalism * trespasses cultural boundaries of patronage * fabulous fatherhood * opportunistic third marriage [if any] social mobility via paradigms of belief
  • [Rahu-yuti-Guru] amplified generosity * magnified diversity * exotic beliefs * tricky teachings * opportunistic guides * unconventional children * fascinating [but perhaps illusory] appearance of inspired philosophy * hypnotic preaching * expansive worldview * inclusive cross-cultural mixing * optimistic about risk



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

  • [Ketu-Singha] brightly dissociates from creative performance * fragmented entitlements * eccentric intelligence * peculiar brilliance * not limited by celebrity roles * ignores restriction on political opinion * releases a sparkling crimson cloud of divine charisma into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-3] eccentric communications * disinterested in daily chat * writes on foggy abstract topics * dissolves messaging boundaries * implausible prophecy * wandering discussions * can handle esoteric information * irrelevance of normal mental narrative * abandons management tasks * dismisses the standard explanations * disregards conventional discourse * unless other graha in 3, may prefer to live free from younger siblings
  • [Ketu-yuti-Chandra] insecure * foggy sensitivity * empty feelings * unsustainable habits * ambivalent mother * disinterested in cultural routines * peculiar parenting * emotional apathy * surrenders the ship * abandoned vessels * incomplete nurturing * distanced from the ethnicity * fragmented caretaking * disconnected roots * liberation via release of home comforts


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.

"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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