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Poet, world traveler,

cultural anthropologist

university professor

environmentalist

farmer, logger

friend of marginalized native peoples

environmentalist

Deep Ecology philosopher


Gary Snyder

Earth-birth Thursday 08-May-1930


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Gary Snyder at Reed, 2011

Turtle Island poet

literary translator

professor

environmentalist

1930-

Gary Snyder


birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Snyder

tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

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 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.

...

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."


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Poet Gary Snyder in later mid-life, California


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Snyder youngish - Pacific Northwest upbringing

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Gary Snyder in his 20's, about 1950

Snyder_Gary_poet_1975Fla.jpg Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Surya Mahadasha * age birth until age 2.6

Thursday 08-May-1930 Earthbirth in San Francisco, California, USA


Chandra Mahadasha * age 2.6 until age 12.6


Mangala Mahadasha * age 12.6 until age 19.6


Rahu Mahadasha * age 19.6 until age 37.6

1950 (GS age 20) exchanged the vows of marriage-1-of-4 with Alison Gass. Separation after 7 mos; divorced 1953 * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti * Rahu karaka for impulsive marriage * gochara R-K via-Meena -Kanya contact radix Chandra

28-Feb-1960 (GS age 29) exchanged the vows of marriage-2-of-4 with Joanne Kyger. Divorced 1965 * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha activates Svamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu in Kanya-Meena contact Chandra-Kanya

06-Aug-1967 (GS age 36) exchanged the vows of marriage-3-of-4 with Masa Uehara. Married 22 years, divorced 1989 * Rahu-Mangala bhukti * Mangala activates Rahu * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Mesha-Tula= contact radical R-K ++ Rahu-Return


Guru Mahadasha * age 37.6 until age 53.6

April 1968 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Guru-Guru svabhukti

1969 son-2 * Guru-Guru svabhukti


Shani Mahadasha * age 53.6 until age 72.6

1986 (GS age 56) started new job as Professor in the writing program at UC-Davis * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani activates 9-university ++ Shani-Return

1991 (GS age 61) exchanged the vows of marriage-4-of-4 with Carole Lynn Koda. Marriage endured 15 years until her cancer death on 29-Jun-2006 * Shani-Shukra bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu in Dhanus-Mithuna contact navamsha Rahu-Ketu


Budha Mahadasha * age 72.6 until age 89.6

13-Aug-2004 (GS age 64) grieved the decease of mother * Budha-Budha svabhukti * Budha produces effect of Shukra activates 2nd-from-Chandra


Ketu Mahadasha * age 89.6 until age 96.6

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

Surya

pitri-karaka (father) * jyoti-karaka (light)

[uchcha]

[busy sahaja-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

...

[Bharani-4]

[Surya-yuti-Rahu]

  • [Surya-Mesha] Suryaya * the supreme one * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the vital competitive dominating rashi of Mangala
  • [Surya in bhava-11] center of community * genius for associative systems * radiates through the gridwork * entitled to work-and-earn * network intelligence * focus on interlinked ecologies * uniquely creative marketplace revenues * exemplifies knotting-netting-knitting connectivity * distributed light * eye on friendships * celebrated by crowds * sparkling center of social-economic drama * father may be an earner-socialite-organizer
  • [Surya-yuti-Rahu] confidently opportunistic * bright mesmerizer * passion for creative culture-mixing * boundary-breaching entitlements * craves important center-stage roles * ambitious father-figure * adventurously aligned with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly risk-rewarding

OUTCOMES - SURYA

Turtle Island 1930- poet Gary Snyder's father abandoned the family during the young boy's school years.

Sparkling Surya located in the emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing, discovering, revealing, danger-seeking 8th-from-Chandra

Rahu + [uchcha] Surya-11. Many prizes and awards for work accomplished (11). Notable gains from literary publication and instruction = prize winning poet. Surya activates 3-publications.



Chandra

matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)

[svabhava] [dik-bala]

[preserving dhana-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[10th-from-Chandra = commercial communicative Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[comforted by stable habitual complaints]

[culturally sensitive to familiar rhythms of assistance]

[needs to sense the ancient pulse of laboring flow]

[protector of the ancestral service-work pathways]

[emotionally aligned to remedial routines]

[environmentalist feelings attuned to earthy medicinal-plant deva]

[anchoring mother may be a helping schoolteacher-householder-local minister of aid]

...

[Uttaraphalguni-3 Chandra] = [navamsha Chandra-Kumbha]

  • [Chandra-Kanya] comforted by remedial service * sensitive to logical argument * needs to help
  • [Chandra in Uttaraphalguni-Aryaman] soothed by dramatic centrality * protectors of celebrity entitlement * needs political theatre
  • [Chandra in classroom-4] comfort in familiar routines * calmed by caretaking * seeks continuous oscillating motion * sensitive to ethnic folkways * contented by recurrent rituals * soothed by customary habits * tranquilized by rhythmic waves * needs pulsation * nurtured by gardening * follows local pathways * feels rooted into the land * settled into home-keeping * undulating patriotism * mother may be a farmer, fisher, builder, schoolteacher, border-defender

MOTHER

MARRIAGE

Four marriages

Chandra in bhava-4, accepts incoming drishti from both Shani and Mangala: Battlingling Buddhist defending pristine natural lifestyles; emotional attachment to the land


Kuja

bhratru-karaka (brother) * virya-karaka (virile)

[dik-bala]

[inimical rogesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[friendly vriddhi-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[dynamic visionary leadership]

[inventive pioneer of social imagination]

  • [Mangala-Meena] vigorous pursuit of intuition * warrior in the Dreamworld * energetic action behind-the-scenes * proactive envisioning * push toward private prayer * vitally active imagination * invisible impact * indefinite impulses * pursues clairsentient roles * sound-healing engineer * conquest within walled enclosures * champion of sanctuary
  • [Mangala in bhava-10] drive toward high position * pursuit of social authority * fights for rank * competes for top status * invasive regulation * hierarchical dynamics * dominating executive roles * energized governing conquests * champion of leadership elites

OUTCOMES - MANGALA

Rogesha Mangala-10 dig-bala activates 6 and 6th-from-6th * warrior of polluted or imbalanced conditions, victims, the marginalized and disenfranchised, animals, servants, the diseased and indebted.


Budha

jamayah-karaka (sibling) * sandeza-karaka (message) * zisya-karaka (student)

[energizing lagnesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[homebound bandesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

  • [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-12] narrative of mental sanctuary * talks about quietude * commerce of the hermitage * discusses interior spiritual guidance * speaks from invisible location * instructions on reflective contemplation * detailed descriptions of intimate privacy * diagrams the astral inner terrain * explainer of quiet prayer * imaginative siblings * communication with distant worlds * delivers information about clairsentience * skillfully defines the dreamworld * logical visions
  • [Budha-yuti-Guru] explainer of ideology * descriptive preaching * professorial explanations * theoretical discourse * instructs in sacred doctrine * articulation of charitable generosity * optimistic messages * expansive scope of documentary reporting * inspirational media communication * numerous specific announcements * detailed guidance * verbalizing paternal figures
  • [Budha-yuti-Shukra] 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

OUTCOMES - BUDHA

Budha-Meena in 10th-navamsha * 50-year career in poetic writing and philosophy-teaching

Bantering Budha occupies the philosophical in 9th-from-Chandra

Diploma in anthropology and literature.


Guru

dhava-karaka (husband) * bahuta-karaka (variety)

[svabhava]

[Atmakaraka] globalism, humanism, worldview, expansion, understanding, credenda, ideology

  • [Guru-Urisha] optimistic about capitalization * big hoard * many voices * many collections * believes in history * doctrine of values fulfillment * permission for pleasure * financial guidance * many cattle * expands the scope of voice-speech-song * multiple treasuries
  • [Guru in bhava-12] * great interiority * many meditations * much divination * many hospitalizations * many spiritual retreats * numerous psychic way-showers * many large private spaces * extensive trance guidance * a patron of sanctuary enclosures * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be benevolently invisible
  • [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-yuti-Shukra] sodarya-karaka * multiple feminine-figures * permission to make deals * abundant pleasures * blossoming treasures * expansion of art * inspirational music * optimistic diplomatic philosophy * large-scale alignments * broad scope of partnerships * diverse financial arrangements

OUTCOMES - GURU

Generous Guru occupies the philosophical, teacher-preacher 9th-from-Chandra

[Guru in bhava-12] * in 9th-from-Chandra

Guru activates Punarvasu-Aditya:

Lifelong university-oriented academic and personal interest in the environmental beliefs and practices of traditional peoples, particularly the tribal populations of west-coast native Americans and the peoples of northern islands of Japan [Rahu]. Influential voice for several generations of American visionary environmentalists. Mr. Snyder is a lifelong environmentalist advocate for the voiceless native peoples and native Earth animal-mineral kingdoms.

atmakaraka Guru karmesha activates 10 and 10th-from-10th: career in philosophy and global humanism, expositor of paradigms of beliefs (primarily belief of the indigenous peoples, 12). Professor at U. California at Davis


Shukra

svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wifely companion)

  • [Shukra-Urisha] [svakshetra] valuable arrangements * attuned to capital resources [including human capital] * appreciates wealth * pleased by worthy collections * attracted to beautiful sounds * acquisitive sensuality * cherished accruals * financial harmony * richly historic environments * delighted by precious goods * prefers luxury-loving partners
  • [Shukra-12] seeks imaginative pleasure * private sensuality * values spiritually guided partnership * gracefully intuitive feminine-figures * agreeable sleep * visions of contemplative harmony * enjoys beautiful sanctuaries * aesthetic designs to adorn the feet * likes meditations * appreciation of Other Worlds * attracted to quiet spaces * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be contemplative-foreign-isolated-researcher
  • [Shukra-yuti-Budha] sweetened messages * gracious explanations * talented in singing-songwriting * articulate negotiations * advocates for reasoning process * talkative feminine-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort collaborative harmony * enjoys the company of students * detailed contracts * prefers logical arrangements
  • [Shukra-yuti-Guru] sweetened expansions * gracious diversity * appreciation for philosophical doctrine * adjustable catechism * numerous negotiations * humanistic agreements * generous beauty * balanced patronage * arrangements according to priestly paradigm of belief * prefers relationships with generous partners

OUTCOMES - SHUKRA

Sweet-seeking Shukra occupies the humanistic, world-traveling 9th-from-Chandra

Ever-balancing Shukra activates

5

12

Bhava-12 enriched by Guru-Shukra-Budha = ability to wander in foreign lands


Shani * duro-karaka (endurance) *jara-karaka [Jahre, years]

[Pūrvāṣāḍhādha-2]

  • [Shani-Dhanus] rigid orthodoxy * class-conscious ideology * conventional convictions * hidebound theories * unyielding dogma * pressure to accept the common catechesis * weight of old patronage systems * structural compression upon hips + sacroiliac + sacral plexus * oppressive priests * doctrinal rules * must normalize the life-philosophy * limitations on global travel * slow elder professors * proletarian worldview * scarce preaching resources * maintainer of old beliefs
  • [Shani in Bhava-7] [dik-bala] [beneficial placement] enduring partnerships * heavy vows * must balance-and-rebalance * lawful relationships * tense bargaining * grim determination to maintain the contract * chronic marital responsibilities * compression of the visible genitalia * pressured bargaining * negotiation fatigue * unyielding alliances * slow-moving advisors * resists new arrangements * elders maintain respected old promises

OUTCOMES - SHANI

Shani Mahadasha * Shani activates both 9-universities and 8 = 12th-from-9 subversive or occult undermining of universities. Snyder was a counterculture figure as well as a distinguished academic, and Shani Mahadasha evoked both of these identities.


Rahu

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

[Rahu-yuti-Surya]

  • [Rahu-Mesha-Arya] shimmering illusion of championship * craving for superiority * exotic use of dominating force * mask of competitive action * mirage of first-arrival pioneer * over-reaching urgency * extraordinary birth * extravagant muscularity * mesmerizing forward movement * unusual athleticism * fascinating conquests * marvelous warriorship * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of heroic action * seeks privilege via innovator-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-11] passion for rewards * in Roguish Rahu's svabhava co-ruled by materialistic Shani * the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous social attainments * outsider who cleverly insinuates into social-networking roles * risky marketplace gains * instrumental revenues * astounding awards * extraordinary economies * desires system linkage * * contrived assemblies * opportunistic community activism * ambitious friends * craves profitability * culturally-mixed gridworks * expedient fellowship * appears as a voluntary associate * fascinating achiever * looks like a relative of the father's people * thrillingly high earnings * boundary-breaching connections * trespasses the normal cultural limits on distribution networks
  • [Rahu-yuti-Surya] amplified ambition for center-stage roles * magnified confidence * passion for exotic display * trickster with dramatic flair * opportunistic father * creative pursuit of social mobility * fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of exceptional intelligence * thrilling political genius * hypnotic charm * seeks privilege via bright celebrity * sparkling center of cross-cultural pollination

OUTCOMES - RAHU


Ketu

kavandha-karaka (headless) * chidra-karaka (gaping) * vasana-karaka (vacuum)

  • [Ketu-Tula] justly dissociates from negotiation * wanders away from compromise * eccentric alliances * abandons agreements * apathetic trades * surrenders trust * ignores restriction on match-making * releases a pale pastel cloud of fair deals into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-5] ambivalent toward ceremony * eccentric offspring * wandering eldest child * demonstrates dramatic confidence in non-existent things * apathetic toward political displays * ungrounded speculation * disregards standard intelligence * disoriented creativity * incoherent romantic ideals * disinterested in games * liberation via surrender of entitlements * unless other graha in 5 or Ketu's ruler is strong, may prefer to live free from children

OUTCOMES - KETU

Ketu-yuti-Mangala in navamsha-7th * Four marriages * Mangala activates 6-11, friends and enemies

SMOKEY THE BEAR SUTRA

BY GARY SNYDER

Once in the Jurassic about 150 million years ago, the Great Sun Buddha in this corner of the Infinite Void gave a discourse to all the assembled elements and energies: to the standing beings, the walking beings, the flying beings, and the sitting beings--even the grasses, to the number of thirteen billion, each one born from a seed, assembled there: a Discourse concerning Enlightenment on the planet Earth.

"In some future time, there will be a continent called America. It will have great centers of power called such as Pyramid Lake, Walden Pond, Mt. Rainier, Big Sur, Everglades, and so forth; and powerful nerves and channels such as Columbia River, Mississippi River, and Grand Canyon. The human race in that era will get into troubles all over its head, and practically wreck everything in spite of its own strong intelligent Buddha-nature."

"The twisting strata of the great mountains and the pulsings of volcanoes are my love burning deep in the earth. My obstinate compassion is schist and basalt and granite, to be mountains, to bring down the rain. In that future American Era I shall enter a new form; to cure the world of loveless knowledge that seeks with blind hunger: and mindless rage eating food that will not fill it."

And he showed himself in his true form of

SMOKEY THE BEAR

A handsome smokey-colored brown bear standing on his hind legs, showing that he is aroused and watchful.

Bearing in his right paw the Shovel that digs to the truth beneath appearances; cuts the roots of useless attachments, and flings damp sand on the fires of greed and war;

His left paw in the mudra of Comradely Display--indicating that all creatures have the full right to live to their limits and that of deer, rabbits, chipmunks, snakes, dandelions, and lizards all grow in the realm of the Dharma;

Wearing the blue work overalls symbolic of slaves and laborers, the countless men oppressed by a civilization that claims to save but often destroys;

Wearing the broad-brimmed hat of the west, symbolic of the forces that guard the wilderness, which is the Natural State of the Dharma and the true path of man on Earth:

all true paths lead through mountains--

With a halo of smoke and flame behind, the forest fires of the kali-yuga, fires caused by the stupidity of those who think things can be gained and lost whereas in truth all is contained vast and free in the Blue Sky and Green Earth of One Mind;

Round-bellied to show his kind nature and that the great earth has food enough for everyone who loves her and trusts her;

Trampling underfoot wasteful freeways and needless suburbs, smashing the worms of capitalism and totalitarianism;

Indicating the task: his followers, becoming free of cars, houses, canned foods, universities, and shoes, master the Three Mysteries of their own Body, Speech, and Mind; and fearlessly chop down the rotten trees and prune out the sick limbs of this country America and then burn the leftover trash.

Wrathful but calm. Austere but Comic. Smokey the Bear will Illuminate those who would help him; but for those who would hinder or slander him...

HE WILL PUT THEM OUT.

Thus his great Mantra:

Namah samanta vajranam chanda maharoshana Sphataya hum traka ham mam

"I DEDICATE MYSELF TO THE UNIVERSAL DIAMOND BE THIS RAGING FURY BE DESTROYED"

And he will protect those who love the woods and rivers, Gods and animals, hobos and madmen, prisoners and sick people, musicians, playful women, and hopeful children:

And if anyone is threatened by advertising, air pollution, television, or the police, they should chant SMOKEY THE BEAR'S WAR SPELL:

DROWN THEIR BUTTS

CRUSH THEIR BUTTS

DROWN THEIR BUTTS

CRUSH THEIR BUTTS

And SMOKEY THE BEAR will surely appear to put the enemy out with his vajra-shovel.

Now those who recite this Sutra and then try to put it in practice will accumulate merit as countless as the sands of Arizona and Nevada.

Will help save the planet Earth from total oil slick.

Will enter the age of harmony of man and nature.

Will win the tender love and caresses of men, women, and beasts.

Will always have ripened blackberries to eat and a sunny spot under a pine tree to sit at.

AND IN THE END WILL WIN HIGHEST PERFECT ENLIGHTENMENT

...thus we have heard...

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