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Hesse was a patient of the esoteric psychiatrist

  • Memories Dreams Reflections 1875-1961 Carl Jung

born three months after


Siddhartha author Hermann Hesse in mid-life


novelist + essayist

anti-Nazi activist

1946 Nobel Prize for Literature

literature of occult themes + relationships + spiritual apprehension

Hermann Karl Hesse

Earth-birth Monday 02-Jul-1877

dematerialization 09-Aug-1962 [age 85]


mystical novelist





Hermann Hesse

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tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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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."


Hermann Hesse in 1940's * Dutch National Archives


Biographical data matched to Vimshottari Dasha Calendar

Guru Mahadasha * age birth until age 4.7

02-Jul-1877 Earth-birth in Calw, Baden-Württemberg, Germany * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra lagnesha

Shani Mahadasha * age 4.7 until age 23.7

1892 * adolescent suicide attempt * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya-12 maraka rules Ketu-2

1895 [HKH age 17] begins to read Twilight of the Idols 1844-1900 Friedrich Nietzsche whose philosophical dualities shaped Hesse's work thenceforward * Shani-Mangala bhukti * Shani-Chandra-Rahu-Kuja are shaping the mystery-seeking literary identity

1900 first travels outside homeland [to Italy] Shani-Guru bhukti * Guru dharmesha world travel

Budha Mahadasha * age 23.7 until age 40.7

1902 * grieved the decease of mother, followed by young Hesse's extreme depression [HKH age 25] Budha-Budha svabhukti * Budha activates 12th-from-4th

1904 * begins to earn a living as a writer [Budha], after success of Peter Camenzind . This novel became popular throughout Germany and was praised by Totem and Taboo 1856-1939 psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud * Budha-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 11-revenues

02-Aug-1904 exchanged the vows of marriage-1-of-3 with Maria "Mia" Bernoulli [MB = nine years senior to HKH = double-karkata] Budha-Shukra bhukti * R-K gochara Simha-Kumbha contact radical R-K

Feb-1905 until Apr-1907 Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha-8

09-Dec-1905 celebrated the birth of child-1 [HKH age 28] Budha-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 9th-from-Chandra

1911 with three young children at home, HKH decides to take an extended tour of Indonesia and Sri Lanka * Budha-Rahu bhukti

08-Mar-1916 [HKH age 39] grieved decease of father * Budha-Shani chidra-dasha * Shani activates 12th-from-9th

autumn 1916 writes the occult novel Demian, to be published in 1917 * Budha-Shani chidra-dasha * Shani-8 gives effect of Chandra + Mangala + Rahu occult

Ketu Mahadasha * age 40.7 until age 47.7

1918 onset of mental health crisis treated by Carl Jung * Ketu-Ketu svabhukti * Ketu-Magha [double Ketu]

1919-1920 divorce-1 * abandons his three sons * Ketu-Surya * Surya activates Ketu ++ Surya-12 rules 2-divorce

1922 publication of Siddhartha * Ketu-Rahu bhukti

1923 obtains Swiss citizenship * Ketu-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 4th-from-4th citizenship

Shukra Mahadasha * age 47.7 until age 67.7

11-Jun-1924 exchanged the vows of marriage-2-of-3 with singer Ruther Wenger [HKH age 47] Ketu-Budha bhukti * R-K gochara Simha-Kumbha * contact D-1=R-K

1927 publication of Steppenwolf, which became regionally popular [and still is one of HKH's most recognized titles] Shukra-Shukra svabhukti * Shukra-1 activates 11-popularity, economic gain

1931 exchanged the vows of marriage-3-of-3 with art historian, Ninon Auslander who was born 18-Sep-1895 in Czernowitz, Ukraine * Shukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates Svamsha

Mar-1934 until Mar-1937 Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha-8

1943 Das Glasperlenspiel = The Glass Bead Game [Magister Ludi] published in 1943 becomes extremely popular and begins entering translation into other languages. Later scholars will consider Magister Ludi to be Hesse's masterwork * Shukra-Budha bhukti * atmakaraka Budha-11 popularity rules 3-writing = arudha-lagna + karakamasha

Surya Mahadasha * age 67.7 until age 73.7

1946 * awarded the 1946 Nobel Prize for Literature * Surya-Rahu bhukti

Chandra Mahadasha * age 73.7 until age 83.7

Mangala Mahadasha * age 83.7 until decease age 85

09-Aug-1962 [HKH age 85] physical dematerialization * Mangala-Rahu bhukti

[a few months posthumously, Mia Bernoulli also died.]

Steppenwolf 1877-1962 anti-Nazi Hermann Hesse

= the philosophical-scientific Chandra in Purvabhadra-Pegasus = lagnesha

in bhava-8 in an exceptionally complex cluster. * wrote about "eastern" spiritual initiations [8] while living in "western" body and culture. His books did not become internationally popular until after his death, when the western hippie movement with its chemical hallucinogens began to experience 'altered states' of awareness. Hesse's oeuvre is still widely read in both English and German due to his ability to describe an evolutionary process of transformative consciousness in the young adult mind.

Steppenwolf 1877-1962 anti-Nazi Hermann Hesse [Somana-yuti-Shani] + [Kuja-yuti-Rahu] . Dad was older and already retired from his first career, Hermann was the product of dad's second marriage. In modern terms dad would have been considered depressed, and Hermann experienced his dad's concern as lacking [Ketu]. The total effect is parental neglect. Importantly, the very experience of difficulty connecting [Ketu] with an empowered but unloving dad provided an impetus toward Hesse's literary explorations of male-to-male relationships in unbalanced authority roles.


Hermann Hesse undated, elder

Major Literary Works of Hermann Hesse

  • Hermann Lauscher [1900]
  • Peter Camenzind [1904]
  • Unterm Rad [1906]
  • Freunde [1908]
  • Rosshalde [1914]
  • Knulp [1915]
  • Schen ist die Jugend [1916]
  • Demian * Damian [1919]

  • Klein und Wagner [1919]
  • Klingsors letzter Sommer = Klingsor's Last Summer [1920]

  • Siddhartha [1922]
  • Der Steppenwolf * Steppenwolf [1927]

  • Narziss und Goldmund * Narcissus and Goldmund [1930]

  • Die Morgenlandfahrt = Journey to the East [1932]

  • Das Glasperlenspiel = The Glass Bead Game [1943]

Distinctive features of the Nativity


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

[collecting-preserving dhanesha for Karkata indriya-lagna]


[Arudra-4] [navamsha Surya-Meena] intuitively confident global visionary imagination

  • [Surya-Mithunaya] Mithra * neighbor, companion * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the conversational gesturing rashi of Budha
  • [Surya in bhava-12] center of Other-Worlds * brightly contemplative * focus on seclusion * invisible light-source provides private guidance * intuitive entitlements * brilliant in research * backroom politics * intelligence for interior prayer * eye on creative imagination * sparkling center of the sanctuary * radiant clairsentient drama * father may be isolated or unavailable


Hesse accounted his father to be a difficult and largely inaccessible man.

Although working for a German mission, Dad was of Russian ancestry Surya in bhava-12 ++ Budha the ruler of Surya occupies 12th-from-Surya = dad is a foreigner. He served as a religious foreign missionary [12] for the first decades of his career. After years of doing missionary work, dad acquired ownership of a publishing bookstore Surya-Mithunaya in Germany.

Dad's second marriage is indicated by Hermann's Shukra-1 = his beautiful mother = 2nd-from-Surya. Dad had been widowed, and Hermann was a child of dad's second marriage. Pitrikaraka Surya activates Ketu-2 widowhood

Chandra-Kumbha-8 holds a 5/9 angle from Surya-Mithunaya-12 suggesting that Hesse's two parents were deeply complex and private people individually; however, their union was mutually beneficial and growth-oriented.


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[nishturabashi yoga]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Karkata indriya-lagna]


[Purvabhadra-3] [navamsha Chandra in Mithuna] intuitively sensitive commercial communications




  • [community-minded Chandra-Kumbha] comforted by friendship * sensitive to gridworks * needs marketplace connection
  • [Chandra in Purvabhadra-Pegasus] soothed by expansive understanding * protectors of philosophical doctrine * preaches a broad perspective on human needs
  • [Chandra in classroom-8] comfortable with crisis * familiar with catastrophe * unpredictable mother * feels the pulse of cyclical rebirth * soothed by secrecy * sensitive to danger * revolutionary sentiment * accustomed to frequent upheaval * seeks deeply rhythmic initiation * acculturated to masked exploration * occult sensitivities * needs eruptive energies * nourished by non-disclosure * emotionally attuned to trauma * undulating shakti-shocks * mother may be a mystic, healer, concealer, agent of disguise
  • [Somana-yuti-Kuja] Emotionally pro-active * sensitive to brotherly figures * needs to win * comforted by direct forward movement * invigorates the undulating routine * soothed by pioneering innovation * competitive mother * calmed by routine exercise * feels like a champion
  • [Somana-yuti-Shani] 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
  • [Somana-yuti-Rahu] emotionally expedient * sensitive to exotic folks * risk-rewarding mother * over-stimulated feelings * unconventional parenting style * comfortable in mixed-culture environments * undulating desires * craves passionate nurturing * feels exceptional


HKH's parents were devotional religious missionaries focused on transforming the unbaptized into the indoctrinated. Chandra-Kumbha-8 rebirth = mom ++ Surya-Mithunaya-12 interiority, prayer = dad.

According to HKH, his parents were deeply committed to their missionary work, but young Hermann outgrew simple catechisms very early in life. Mom would have been an exceptionally complex, demanding, punitive, risk-seeking, emotionally withholding = nishturabashi yoga

Also mom would have been a socially camouflaged person due to Somana-yuti-Kuja + [Somana-yuti-Shani] + Somana-yuti-Rahu So many graha in bhava-8 indicates a significant trauma pattern for the mother.

Born into a more liberated generation, Hesse pursued the theme of occult transformation implicit in her mother's personality.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations

HKH had a frustrating marital life that was compounded by mental health + substance addiction issues afflicting both himself and his partners. HKH was married three times. He generally accounted the third marriage as the most stable and happiest.


  • = marriage-1 = bhava-2 Simha contains Ketu-2
  • Wife-1 Maria Bernoulli [married 1904-1923] was a highly intelligent personality descended from the distinguished mathematical lineage. She was an independent photographer and businesswoman, nine years his elder = [his Karkata indriya-lagna tends toward elder spouse

Yet, hKH wrote that he perceived Maria Bernoulli as incoherent

  • 7th-from-Chandra-8 contains Ketu in classroom-2
  • Ketu receives a fearsome amount of drishti emitting from randhrasthana, including a daunting Kuja Dosha from Kuja-8.
  • Ruler of 7th-from-Chandra = Surya-12, confusing HKH's perceptions with overlaid patterns from his withdrawn, rather negligent father.

By HKH's reckoning, Mia suffered slightly from mental illness at the onset of their marriage. Increasingly toward the end of marriage, HKH claimed that Mia Bernoulli endured a severe breakdown due to divorce stress +++ HKH's unwillingness to help with the children.

They divorced during HKH's Ketu-Surya bhukti. Being in the throes of Ketu Mahadasha, HKH abandoned their home and their children, dispersing [Ketu] his three sons into the homes of relatives. HKH. He dismissed Mia as heavily overburdened and un-connectable.

Ketu in classroom-2 indicates that the person or thing to be abandoned = the family's culture, traditions, values lineage, genetic line, assets.

Interestingly, once the karma of the first marriage was completed, Mia Bernoulli recovered her senses. Modern psychology would questions whether Mia's psychic crisis was potentially the effect of bullying by a narcissistic HKH, who notably expressed disdain not only for her but for their children, to whom he felt no connection [Ketu].

According to observers, after separating from HKH, Mia lived normally with no recurrence of her supposed psychosis. There is some reason to question the diagnosis of schizophrenia applied to Mia, since her "breakdown" occurred only once, during a catastrophic divorce from the admittedly self-obsessed and vindictive, alcoholic

From a Jyotishavidya perspective it could be said that the extraordinary Rahu-Ketu axis containing Chandra-8 indicates that these partners had a pre-programmed drama of mental illness, divorce, abandonment, and breaking up their family.

It seems that the main cause of so-called mental illness was more likely Hesse's Ketu-7 dissociative disconnected approach to marriage contracts.

8th-from-7th-from-Chandra-8 = [2nd-from-Chandra]

  • marriage-2 = bhava-9 Meena
  • In 1924, after eight years alone, HKH remarried the celebrated singer Ruth Wenger. .
  • RW= a muse figure [9] .
  • Yet, dharmesha = risk-expander Guru-[Mūla] 6 suggesting numerous infidelities along with a flourishing career for this spouse due to Guru in 10th-from-9th.
  • The union was short-lived. RW returned to her celebrated singing performances [9, celebrity] .

8th from Shukra

  • Second lifepartnership = troubled, brief, explosive. Kumbha Shani + Kumbha Rahu + Kumbha-Chandra + Kumbha Mangala = 8th-from- Shukra .

In 1928, HKH wrote a poem Einer einstigen Geliebten about RW: Considering the intense planetary population of his bhava-8, it is more likely that he is writing not to his new wife, but to himself.

"You celebrated the Sacrament with me,

but lust appeared to you along with love,

therefore you did not unveil me.

You never revealed to me the anxious riddle of your being and confiding in love,

You always remained a mystery to me."


  • = marriage-3 = bhava-4 Thula stability, security, routine
  • According to HKH, his third marriage [HKH age 54] to the German-speaking Ukranian-born art historian Ninon Auslander was his only experience of stability and security in marriage.
  • When they married in 1931 after several years of cohabiting, HKH felt he knew Ninon and could relax with her into a comfortable routine [4] .
  • His bhava-4 = 3rd marriage = ruled by his Shani-regulated Pushya Shukra-1 ,providing the domestic [4] and personal [1] harmony that was unobtainable in marriages 1-and-2.


Chandra-8 ++ Surya-12 indicate challenges with both parents;

Chandra-Kumbha typically suffers a degree of disagreement, frustration, or friction with the parents because Chandra activates the emotionally challenging 6th-from-Chandra

As lagnesha, Kumbha Chandra in bhava-8 is even more acutely driven into the discovery of hidden knowledge [8-occult] and Chandra drives a lifelong process of self-re-invention that is both exhilarating [Rahu] and exhausting [Shani] due to the impact of social structures upon the individual consciousness.

Chandra in Purvabhadra-Pegasus takes an incarnation expecting to feel attracted to the large-scale, social-scientific, sociological perspective of philosophers.

[Somana-yuti-Kuja] + [Somana-yuti-Shani] + Somana-yuti-Rahu provides a lifetime of relentless, emotionally motivated conflicts and identity-transformations . The results may benefit the masses and the classes [Kumbha]. Yet one may be in the throes of social or personal upheaval for the duration of the lifetime.


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

[Yogakaraka] = Mangala-Kumbha-8 activates

  • 5-intelligence, creativity, celebrity, children, gambling, financial speculation, center-of-attention roles
  • 10 social visibility, respect, reputation, elite positions, iconic stature, leadership, public-authority-roles

Mangala-8 activates Mesha 10th navamsha *

  • HKH's characters were primarily young men [Mesha] involved in competition, inner discovery, often via complex relationships with other male figures [Kuja]

Motivating Mangala activates Vṛścika-5 = 10th-from-Chandra = bhava-5 politics, literary art, publications, celebrity, prizes

  • [Mangala-Kumbha] vigorous community activism * warrior for economic progress * proactive linking * push toward regulated systems * pursues profitable roles * spearhead of mass interconnectivity * futuristic thrust * dominating energy in social networking * conquest of marketplace interactions * champion of distributed associations
  • [Mangala in bhava-8] [svabhava] drive toward discovery * pursuit of rebirth * revolutionary dynamics * aggressive approach to emergency events * energetic transformations * urge to dig-drill -dive-excavate-plumb-explode-explore * vigorous revelations * explosive eruptions * unexpected force * pushes through camouflage * mysterious conquests * pro-active rejuvenating surgeries
  • [Kuja-yuti-Chandra] invigorated feelings * energized intuition * dynamic nurturance * competitive caretaking * often the dominant parent * needs to win * forward thrusting emotions * seeks security via conquest
  • [Kuja-yuti-Shani] repressed movements * constant tension between sexual energy vs social rules * dynamic structuring * competitive force must cooperate with disciplined hierarchies * potential for punitive reactions to change * required containment of natural forces * military officer * musculo-skeletal challenges.
  • [Kuja-yuti-Rahu] thrill of muscular action * competitive ambition * passion to win * fascinating physicality * compulsive drive toward heroic battle * dynamic desires * champion of culture-clash * forward thrust toward opportunity * forceful pursuit of privilege
  • [Kuja-yuti-Ketu] vigorous break-ups * enervated * passive-aggressive * high-energy collapse * fierce pursuit of impermanence * pointless fights * diffused sexuality * dynamic wandering * apathetic brother-figures * potential for aggressive self-annihilation * pushes toward non-attachment * liberation by force


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

[busy-commercial bhratru-pati for Karkata indriya-lagna]

[retreating-contemplative vyaya-pati for Karkata indriya-lagna]


[Mriga-2] [navamsha Budha-Kanya-uchcha] intuitively explaining narrative of imbalanced, logical situations

[Atmakaraka] writing, publication, articulation, announcement, instructions, description

  • [Budha-Urisha] financial communications * articulation of tonal value * talks about stored goods * discusses collected assets * delivers descriptive evaluations * sends historic messages * skillfully signals the music * preservation methods * describes sound frequencies * hands-arms-shoulders send sensual 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


HKH was a noted singer.

Busy Budha activates Karakamsha * bhava-3 writing = Kanya-navamsha-Svamsha containing [uchcha-Budha]

Busy Budha activates Arudha lagna = bhava-3 writing = Kanya

Steppenwolf 1877-1962 anti-Nazi Hermann Hesse * many successful novels and political essays * 1946 Nobel Prize in Literature

Powerful Budha= Shad-bala [the six weights]

  • materializing effectiveness

Budha-11 [Atmakaraka] = earnings = Budha activates 12-imagination, meditation, distant lands ++ 3-publications

Hesse's father [Surya-Mithunaya-12] owned a publishing company. After a few early years working as a clerk in bookstores, his earnings were derived exclusively via his own book sales. Hesse lived until age 85, he traveled extensively, lived on a garden estate, and he never practiced any other job. Income entirely from full-time writing. He stopped writing except for a few brief reflections on childhood, in his early 60's,

Yet, his third wife assiduously catalogued his writings, and she ensured that his literary contracts were honored. Thus Hesse continued to earn from royalties as his books went into translation editions.

Budha activates the arudha lagna, the karakamsha, and bhava-3 [publication] + 12 [distant lands] . Virtually all of his books are still in print, and his estate continues to collect revenues from new editions.


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


[inimical-medicating rogesha for Karkata indriya lagna]

[philosophical-doctrinal dharmesha for Karkata indriya lagna]

[multiple optimistic but misguided service ministries]

[beliefs fuel illness]

[many dogmatic enemies offering to help]

[diversity of principled accusations]

[Mūla-2 mūlatrikoṇa]

  • [ Guru-Dhanus] much philosophy * wide worldview * doctrine of inclusive diversity * broad scope of guidance * humanistic ideology * permission to preach * expands the range of beliefs * multiple theories * generous priests * global beneficence * many sacred teachings
  • [Guru in bhava-6] * broad ranging ministries of service * extensive distress * ideological disagreements * many injuries * much victimization [being eaten] * tolerance for diverse diagnoses * abundant digestive imbalance * many grievances * much betrayal * numerous unfair accusations * broad scope of disorderly conduct * cheerful acceptance of human misery * believes in problematicity * patron of pharmacies * many medicaments * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may aid the suffering


[Guru in bhava-6] occupies the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically gainful, friendly, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra-Kumbha. Hesse had a great many drinking buddies.

During a time of terrible war [6] while writing from neutral Switzerland, Hesse provided anti-dehumanizing German voice within the violent discourse of annihilation of enemies and race-hated. Guru-[Mūla] 6 also contributed to his self-medicating alcohol addiction and multiplied the number of divorces.


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

  • [Shukra-Karkata] values comforting routine * likes to nourish * attracted to settled habits * prefers a home-loving partner * taste for folk-lifestyle * appreciates farmers-and-fishers * pleased by secure borders * enjoys rhythmic seasons * adorns beautiful gardens * seeks balanced parenting arrangements * aesthetic of domestic sharing
  • [Shukra-1] seeks pleasure via handsome embodiment * enjoys the company of women * graciously attractive appearance * active style of balancing * pursues adjustable arrangements * appreciation of muscular vitality * pleasing designs to adorn the head * aesthetic of new life * physical exercise to balance the brain * identified with brokerage * seeks the sweet midpoint of dynamic negotiations * energetic pursuit of equity * identified with acts of diplomacy * bargains vigorously for fair exchange * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be an athlete-innovator-pioneer

Shukra-1 located in 6/8 from Chandra-8 Hesse struggled with alcoholism throughout his life

Shukra-1-Karkata enjoys the sweet pleasures of home and hearth, finding security ultimately in the third marriage = bhava-4 Thula ruled by comfortable, identity-grounded Shukra-1

Hesse commenting upon his lifetime search for self-medication including women, music, and alcohol:

"I found some consolation or narcotic. Sometimes it was a woman, sometimes a good friend - yes, you too once helped me that way - at other times it was music or applause in the theater.

But now these things no longer give me pleasure and that is why I drink.

I could never sing without first having a couple of drinks, but now I can also not think, talk, live and feel tolerably well without first having a couple of drinks."

Shukra-1-Pushya is stable and economically advantageous for Hesse. Shukra activates bhava-11 friendships, community = the patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning [4th-from-Chandra]

Shukra-1 activates 11-friendships

His literary oeuvre contains mostly works about his early friendships and education, including the Das Glasperlenspiel * Glass Bead Game [1943] for which Hesse won the 1946 Nobel Prize in Literature.


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



  • [Shani-Kumbha] * heavy old economic systems * obliged to conform to marketplace rules * responsible scientific work * structural compression upon skin-nerves-ankles * mandatory electro-magnetic networking * regulated revenues * lawfully distributed earnings * must materialize past-to-future gridwork * must sustain lowest-common-denominator connections * proletarian communities * conventional friendships * elderly mentors * slowly achieves social-material goals * scarce conductive resources * maintainer of old economies
  • [Shani in Bhava-8] steady time-structured transformations * impedes infinity * must impose order upon dangerous environments * resists the advance of inexorable change * must regenerate while maintaining the system * cautiously conventional initiations * tense renewals * postpones surgery * fear of eruptions * chronic trauma patterns * pressures on the hidden mechanisms of sexual-reproduction * blocks the revelation of mysteries * pushback against emerging new cycles * disaster fatigue * martial law * dry rigidity limits rejuvenation * frugal in-laws * elders preserve undisclosed assets
  • [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-yuti-Mangala] social resistance to competitive action * pragmatic pursuits * cautious innovation * limited pace of progress * delayed [but not denied] championship * physical discipline * constraints on instinctive movement * conventionally regulated sports * tension from contradictory push-pull impulses.
  • [Shani-yuti-Rahu] stiff social 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


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





  • [Rahu-Kumbha][svakshetra] 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-8] passion for prestige mysteries * in svabhava of Competitive Kuja, the Shadowy Specter seeks glamorous veiling * surreptitious identity recycling * wizardry of aperture open-close * fascinating self-reinvention * amazing surgical rejuvenation * outsider who cleverly insinuates into revelatory roles * desires an important role in trauma-healing * fabulous transformative initiation * reveals occult truths * shocking discovery of confidential information * exciting mixed-culture secret-keeper * finds opportunity in catastrophe * masquerade of esoteric empowerment * poses as a secretary [secret-keeper] of a powerful entity * risk-rewarding in-laws * irregular inheritance * boundary-breaching disclosure of concealed evidence * intrigue of camouflaged assets * stimulated by dangerous emergencies * disguised as a cradado or shaman * social mobility via mirage of hidden empowerments
  • [Rahu-yuti-Soma] amplified emotion * magnified familiarity * extraordinary mother * exotic habits * tricky routines * opportunistic patriotism * fascinating [but perhaps illusory] appearance of sympathetic caretaking * hypnotic rhythms * emotionally attuned to cross-cultural mixing
  • [Rahu-yuti-Mangala] amplified competition * magnified championship * exotic pursuits * tricky innovation * opportunistic brother-warriors * fascinating [but perhaps illusory] appearance of dynamic energy * hypnotic attack * passion for engines * craves hot movement * invasive force of cross-cultural mixing
  • [Rahu-yuti-Shani] amplified public formality * pragmatic exaggeration * exotic social conventions * slippery hierarchies * tricky rules * opportunistic elders * fascinating [but perhaps illusory] strict conformism * regulated risk-taking * hypnotic outsider insinuates normalcy * orderly cross-cultural mixing * thrilling legitimations

HKH suffered highly complex lifetime nerve disorders [Kumbha nerves skin] = Chandra-yuti-Rahu + [Shani-yuti-Rahu] + [Kuja-yuti-Rahu] = battling impulses of passion and order


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-2] abandons the preserved values * eccentric voice * odd face * disperses family affluence * disregards conventional limits on sound-music-language * disinterested in genetic lineage * surrenders the hoard * odd food * peculiar precious goods * abdicates banker-conserver-collector roles * dissolves libraries * devalues treasuries * unless other graha in 2, may prefer to live free from historic traditions


Ketu located in 7th-from-Chandra can show dissociative neglect toward the mate.

Commenting to a friend on the subject of his loving third marriage, wrote [translated from German] :

  • "My marriage is nothing else than what I conceive a marriage can be: a capitulation after a long resistance, an act of surrender."

Collapsing Ketu-2 does not point to hostility but rather to disorientation and a general ennui, specifically the lack in interest [Ketu] in collecting treasures, preserving history, and maintaining the genetic lineage. Nevertheless, bhava-2 receives drishti from Chandra + Kuja + Shani + Rahu + Guru.

Political narratives, values

Therefore, Hesse is deeply involved with German cultural values, language, fine arts, history, collections, and all the patterns of bhava-2. He is involved with 2 and an exponent of the values of his lineage but purports to be disinterested, disengaged in the classic apathy of his two-wars generation.

Ketu-Simha-2 political values, family-lineage * Hesse's proclaimed an ethically ambiguous "politics of detachment". Hesse was criticized for not being more active in his opposition to Nazi violence. However, he quietly aided artists and writers by spiriting them out of Germany during the terrors. Ketu's ruler Surya-12 can be very active behind-the-scenes, and Hesse's Shukra-1 activates 11-community empowering him to activate the networking system that brought fellow creatives into Swiss safety.

Ketu-2 does not harm Hesse financially due to Shukra-1 rules-11 which provides income via arts, women, literature, banking, and music throughout his life.


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