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T.S. Eliot

a.k.a. Thomas Stearns Eliot

Earth-birth Wednesday-26-Sept-1888

dematerialization 04-Jan-1965 (age 76)


"Wasteland" poet, publisher * 1888-1965 * Thomas Stearns Eliot

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama (BT from father's letter)

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Punarvasu * Aditya * 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 Brihaspati-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 - 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 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,

  • 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."

  • Waste Land 1888-1965 publisher T.S. Eliot chatting by the fireplace with fellow literary publisher A Room of One's Own 1882-1941 Bloomsbury Virginia Woolf

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar


Honors and Awards

list of TS Eliot's prizes and awards from Wikipedia - ranging from the onset of Budha Mahadasha (1945) until 18 years after his decease (1983).

Mangala Mahadasha * age birth until age 3.5

26-Sept-1888 Earth-birth in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA * Mangala-Shani bhukti

Rahu Mahadasha * age 3.5 until age 21.5

1905 left homeland of Missouri for east-coast education, returning only rarely * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 12-distant lands

1909 earned AB in phiosophy from Harvard College * Rahu-Mangala bhukti * Mangala gives effect of Guru rules 7-diploma

Guru Mahadasha * age 21.5 until age 37.5

Janma Sade-Sati Urisha May-1912 until Jun-1914

1915-1916 doctoral candidate in philosophy at Harvard University, but does not complete the degree * Guru-Budha bhukti ++ dwithiya Sade-Sati

26-Jun-1915 (TSE age 27) exchanged the vows of marriage-1 with Vivienne Haigh-Wood, a governess in Cambridge. The union would prove deeply unhappy * Guru-Budha bhukti + Budha rules swamsha + dwithiya Sade-Sati * gochara R-K Makara-Karkata contact natal R-K

07-Jan-1919 (TSE age 31) grieved the decease of father * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules pitrimaraka 2nd-from-Surya

Shani Mahadasha * age 37.5 until age 56.5

29-Jun-1927 formal conversion of catechesis from Unitarian to Anglican doctrine * Shani-Shani swabhukti hani randresha transformed identity ++ Shani dharmesha sacred doctrine

Nov-1927 formal conversion of citizenship from USA to UK citizen * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 6th-from-4th disagreement with the homeland

1929 (TSE age 31) grieved the decease of mother (TSE age 41) * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rules matrimaraka 2nd-from-Chandra

1933 marital separation following 18 years of legal marriage * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 12 = 6th-from-7th

1938 arranges with wife's brother to have wife Vivienne committed to a mental asylum. They remain legally married until 1947, but he never visits her. * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules Azlesa-Shani-yuti-Rahu in 8th-from-7th = occulting coverage of the marriage

1938-1957 companionship with Mary Treveylan * begin Shani-Chandra * Somana rules bhava-2 second marriage but Shani applies a very long delay, Therefore, the 2nd marriage is not affirmed

Nov-1939 World-War-2 begins in Britain * Shani-Rahu bhukti * Shani-yuti-Rahu

Janma Sade-Sati Urisha Jun-1941 until Aug-1943

Budha Mahadasha * age 56.5 until age 73.5

Oct-1948 awarded Nobel Prize for Literature, 1948 * Budha-Zukra bhukti * lagnesha Budha-yuti-Zukra-5 rules-5-prizes

1948 Order of Merit awarded by King George VI * Budha-Zukra bhukti * lagnesha Budha-yuti-Zukra-5 rules-5-prizes

1950 Tony Award for Best Play = Broadway production of The Cocktail Party. * Budha-Zukra bhukti * lagnesha Budha-yuti-Zukra-5 rules-5-prizes

1951 officier de la Legion d'Honneur * Budha-Zukra bhukti * lagnesha Budha-yuti-Zukra-5 rules-5-prizes

10-Jan-1957 (TSE age 68) exchanged the vows of marriage-2 with Esme Valerie Fletcher (her age 30). She had been his secretary at the publishing house since Aug-1949. * gochara R-K Vrischika-Urisha contact Chandra-Vrishabha

Ketu Mahadasha * age 73.5 until decease age 76

04-Jan-1965 (TSE age 76) dematerialization via emphysema following a lifetime of smoking * Ketu-Mangala bhukti * Kuja-yuti-Guru * Kuja gives effect of maraka Brihapati

Distinctive features of the nativity

Eliot_TS_midlife.pngSurya * pitrikaraka * Jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Kanya * Poshanya * Pushna * the nourisher * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the analytical logical rashi of Budha
  • Surya in bhava-4 * center of root routines * brightens the patriarchal folkways * intelligence for housing * focus on farming * smart gardens * dramatic transportation * ethnic entitlements * political parenting * stable confidence * attention on foundational infrastructure * eye on security * sparkling center of the patriotic-drama * father may be a schoolteacher-landowner-patriot


Dad had a successful building construction business Surya in bhava-4

Dad's factory made bricks. The venture had bankrupted in the 1870's when economic depression that had swept the USA. But Thomas Stearns Eliot was the youngest of his seven children and being born in 1888, T.S. experienced a wealthy childhood with superb education.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Urisha * uttama * moolatrikona * comforted by precious sensual values
  • Chandra in Mriga-zirshana * sensitive to mating scent * comforted by signaled movement * needs instinctive competition
  • 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 * undulating sleep


Mom = Charlotte Champe Stearns. She was a schoolteacher, a scholar, and a poetess writing on devotional topics, Although she was not widely recognized Chandra-12, nevertheless Chandra in Mriga-zirshana can be a capable writer on evocative themes.

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations


union-1 = bhava-6 containing Kuja-yuti-Guru

  • On 26-Jun-1915 the young couple celebrated a first wedding to Vivienne Haigh-Wood during his dwithiya Sade-Sati.
  • Eliot's first marriage was well documented by his literary friends such as A Room of One's Own 1882-1941 Bloomsbury Virginia Woolf and Principia Mathematica 1872-1970 philosopher Bertrand Russell.
  • Not only does his nativity feature the classically marriage-challenging 7th-from-Chandra-12 but also yuvatipathi-7 = Guru in bhava-6 suggesting that lifepartner-1 would have multiple diseases of the sexual-reproductive system.
  • The first Mrs. Eliot would appear to have suffered from severely painful, and deranging, endometriosis along with mental health patterns that preceded her marriage.
  • The union was reportedly deeply unhappy and yet Eliot did not divorce Ms. Haigh-Wood until long after her institutional confinement. Rather he and her brother had her committed to an insane asylum, where he never visited her. Azlesa-Shani-yuti-Rahu suggests his capacity for vindictiveness and cruelty.

8th-from-7th-from-Chandra-12 = 2nd-from-Chandra

bhava-1 = marriage-2

  • 10-Jan-1957 second marriage to Esme Valerie Fletcher (her age 30, TSE age 68).
  • She had been his secretary at the publishing house since Aug-1949
  • the union was said to be pleasant, childless, and fully focused upon the development of his literary estate, which she was expected to inherit.
  • The second avowed alliance = Mithunaya lagna-1 ruled by Budha-yuti-Zukra-5.
  • Budha suggests that lifepartner-2 could be significantly younger and Zukra = likely of pleasant appearance.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Vrizchika * Swakshetra * vigorous pursuit of hidden assets * proactive exploration * energetic initiation * exposure of shocking secrets * plunges the tantric depths * push toward discovery * champion of emergency action
  • Mangala in bhava-6 * drive toward confrontational quarreling * pursuit of active service * vigorous attacks against adversaries * defeats illness * overcomes injury * wins accusatory litigation * dynamic military strategy * competitive criminal vitality * aggressive medical treatments * energized conflict
  • Kuja-yuti-Guru * multiple competitions * many brother-figures * energized growth * dynamic generosity * masculine force joins optimistic expansion * champion of humanistic worldview * potential for aggressive preaching * indoctrinating actions

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka lagnesha for Mithunaya radical lagna

  • Budha-Thula * articulation of contracts * equable arrangements * balanced designs * agreeable pronouncements * 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-5 * narrative of drama, politics, creativity * discusses children, entitlement, entertainment, describer of divine intelligence, explainer of romance, delivers instructions for politics, poetry, creative literature, games, love, fame, human delights , talks about idealism, royalty, uniqueness, artistic performance, radiant confidence, celebration, glitter and glamour, splendor
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements * diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking discussions * manual adjustments * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners

Budha Business

TS worked as a well-known respected commercial literary publisher in addition to being a poet of note. He worked in a bank handling foreign accounts.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Guru rules 10th navamsha

  • Guru-Vrizchika * much mystery * many sudden discoveries * optimistic about emergencies * believes in healing * many masks * hidden doctrine * transformative guidance * expands the scope of secret undertakings * multiple initiations
  • Guru in bhava-6 * much ministry of service, many ailments and physicians, much medication, abundant digestive imbalance, many grievances, severl indictments, numerous accusations, , extensive animosity and distress
  • Guru-yuti-Mangala bhratri-karaka * multiple brotherly-figures * permission to compete-and-win * expansive conquests * progressive philosophy * large-scale invasive actions * vigorous champion of optimistic belief

Guru karmesha + Guru rules 10th navamsha + Guru rules 11th-from-Chandra community, economics

Waste Land 1888-1965 publisher T.S. Eliot first worked for a bank, then operated a financially successful book publishing company. He was also a central figure in the literary community who edited, promoted, and developed the work of many struggling poets and fiction writers, creating a readership that economically supported their careers.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Vanika * swakshetra * appreciation of negotiation * taste for balanced color schemes * attracted to beautiful designs * enjoys the company of designers * preference for brokering roles * equable alliances * seeks the sweet balance of a favorable bargain * pleasures of harmonious arrangements * match-making for equity * aesthetic of the fair-trade deal
  • Zukra-5 * seeks pleasure via refined gaming * enjoys center-stage beauty * creative feminine-figures * pleasing children * financially talented students-and-children * graciously political environments * aesthetic designs to adorn the heart * graceful solar plexus * dramatic relationships * sweet celebrity romance * delights in fine arts * appreciation of entitlements
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * sweetened messages * gracious explanations * talented in singing-songwriting * articulate negotiations * talkative feminine-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort communicative harmony * enjoys the company of students * detailed contracts * logical arrangements

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Shani-2 rules 10th-from-Chandra

  • Shani-Karkata-Azlesa * heavy old routines * obliged to conform to the ancient habits * must bear the weight of old defensive structures * structural compression upon stomach * strictly imposed systems of security * must adhere to established proletarian cultural roots * must maintain orderly sustainable settlements * rigid resistance to change of the folkways * regulates farming-fishing habits * must care for elders * aging local infrastructure * cramped shipping ports * ancient roadways * agricultural drought * dark dwellings * must endure routines of protective policing * scarce domestic resources
  • Shani in bhava-2 * slowly time-structured values-fulfillment * restriction of precious resources * must preserve historic traditions * must collect * must catalog * obstructionist family-of-origin * must remember * obligation to speak-and-sing * cautiously constrained banking * tense eyes * punitive rules restrict permissible speech * speakers' fatigue * chronic financial depression * undernourished eye-teeth * heavy legacy pressure against speaking truth * insufficient hoard * desiccated preserved food * limited sight * ossified family lineage * resistance to language innovation * appreciates ignorance * maintains treasuries of proven knowledge * elders preserve know-nothing rules
  • Shani-yuti-Rahu * stiff resistance to unbridled ambition * formally regulated cultural mixing * disciplined thrills * class-based limitations upon privilege * repressed quest for intriguing importance * socially constrained opportunism * shimmering illusion of systematic conformity * irregular achievements * over-reaching elders * restricted risks

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

  • Rahu-Karkata * shimmering illusion of security * craving for customary rhythms * risky policing * ambitious home-building * mask of ancestral belonging * extravagant loyalty to the homeland * tantalizing acts of protective defense * over-reaching patriotism * fabulous farms and fisheries * grandiose gardens * fascinating ethnic routines * marvelous localities * intriguing owned properties * extraordinary cetaceans * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of caretaking * seeks privilege via parent-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-2 * passion for precious treasuries * in swabhava of Suave Zukra, the Shadowy Specter glamorous goods * risk-rewarding finance * fascinating voice * entrancing face * craves knowledge of sound values * intriguing genetics * outsider who cleverly insinuates into the values-fulfillment lineage * extraordinary use of language * mesmerizing speech-and-song * mixed traditions * unconventional truth * shadowy interlopers breech the family line * opportunistic second marriage * adventurous character of mother's elder sibling * unorthodox use of historical records * thrilling libraries * ambitious database collections * speaks with shadowy implications * desires important evaluator roles * exotic foods * unusual breeds in animal herds * challenges the rules for conservation * captivating museums * seeks privilege via boundary-breeching recollections of memory
  • Rahu-yuti-Shani * amplified public formality * magnified systematics * exotic social conventions * tricky regulations * opportunistic elders * fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of strictly lawful structures * hypnotic ascent to privileged rank * pragmatic cross-cultural mixing

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

  • Ketu-Makara - Draco * formally dissociates from strict regulations * dissolves caste hierarchy * meaningless  rules * vacuous laws * walks away from social authority positions * severance from executive roles * not limited by public protocol  * ignores conventional structure * disregards class barriers * releases a cold blue cloud of institutional order into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-8 * passively dissolves barriers hiding secret knowledge * ambivalent toward initiations * disregards occult boundaries * Witness to cycles of death-and-rebirth * fearless toward catastrophic upheaval * absent from spouse's family * vacuous obscurities * irrelevance of non-disclosure rules * dissolves psychic filters * not intimidated by terrors * ignores threats * dissolves obfuscations. * unless other graha in 8, may prefer to live free from in-laws
T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets

Section V.

"What we call the beginning is often the end

And to make an end is to make a beginning.

The end is where we start from. And every phrase

And sentence that is right (where every word is at home,

Taking its place to support the others,

The word neither diffident nor ostentatious,

An easy commerce of the old and the new,

The common word exact without vulgarity,

The formal word precise but not pedantic,

The complete consort dancing together)

Every phrase and every sentence is an end and a beginning,

Every poem an epitaph. And any action

Is a step to the block, to the fire, down the sea's throat

Or to an illegible stone: and that is where we start.

We die with the dying:

See, they depart, and we go with them.

We are born with the dead:

See, they return, and bring us with them.

The moment of the rose and the moment of the yew-tree

Are of equal duration. A people without history

Is not redeemed from time, for history is a pattern

of timeless moments. So, while the light fails

On a winter's afternoon, in a secluded chapel

History is now and England.

With the drawing of this Love and the voice of this Calling

We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time.

Through the unknown, remembered gate

When the last of earth left to discover

Is that which was the beginning;

At the source of the longest river

The voice of the hidden waterfall

And the children in the apple tree

Not known, because not looked for

But heard, half�heard, in the stillness

Between two waves of the sea.

Quick now, here, now, always-

A condition of complete simplicity

(Costing not less than everything)

And all shall be well and

All manner of thing shall be well

When the tongues of flame are infolded

Into the crowned knot of fire

And the fire and the rose are one."


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