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Poet, world traveler,
friend of marginalized native peoples
Deep Ecology philosopher
Earth-birth Thursday 08-May-1930
Gary Snyder at Reed, 2011
Turtle Island poet
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
Purnavasi * Vutvrta * Jamitra
For Punarvasu births of a masculine valence, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Guru may considerably affect the outcome. Masculine births under auspice of Puna, Visaka, or Purvabhadra may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of priestly teachers and guides.
For those born into the Guru-ruled paradigm of Jamitra, teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, pontificators, patriarchs, pundits, pater-nosters, proponents of principled understanding, wise-ones, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.
Guidance is provided by emissaries from the realm of the Twin Gardeners called Castor-and-Pollux. Their purpose is restoration, renewal, and rehabilitation of lost knowledge.
High forehead. Punarvasu often has a global perspective. The majority of Aditya-born nativities are higher dimensional Seva-wanderers who assume 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,
He revels in abstract thought
He may be also a poet of high attainment, expressing a fire and vitality in his verse
He will, however, be only moderately successful by worldly standards during his lifetime
Poet Gary Snyder in later mid-life, California
Snyder youngish - Pacific Northwest upbringing
Gary Snyder in his 20's, about 1950
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
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
pitri-karaka (father) * jyoti-karaka (light)
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.
matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)
[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 in bhava-4, accepts incoming drishti from both Shani and Mangala: Battlingling Buddhist defending pristine natural lifestyles; emotional attachment to the land
bhratru-karaka (brother) * virya-karaka (virile)
[dynamic visionary leadership]
[inventive pioneer of social imagination]
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.
jamayah-karaka (sibling) * sandeza-karaka (message) * zisya-karaka (student)
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.
dhava-karaka (husband) * bahuta-karaka (variety)
[Atmakaraka] globalism, humanism, worldview, expansion, understanding, credenda, ideology
OUTCOMES - GURU
Generous Guru occupies the philosophical, teacher-preacher 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
svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wifely companion)
OUTCOMES - SHUKRA
Sweet-seeking Shukra occupies the humanistic, world-traveling 9th-from-Chandra
Ever-balancing Shukra activates
Bhava-12 enriched by Guru-Shukra-Budha = ability to wander in foreign lands
Shani * duro-karaka (endurance) *jara-karaka [Jahre, years]
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.
rajyalobha-karaka (ambition) * picchala-karaka (slippery)
OUTCOMES - RAHU
kavandha-karaka (headless) * chidra-karaka (gaping) * vasana-karaka (vacuum)
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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