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All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

~~ Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Professor of Anglo-Saxon and English literature at Oxford University

author of magical fiction

Lord of the Rings * The Hobbit * The Silmarillion

J. R. R. Tolkien

a.k.a. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Earth-birth Sunday-03-Jan-1892

dematerialization 02-Sept-1973 (age 82)

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author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings * linguist novelist professor * 1892-1973 * J.R.R. Tolkien

birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._R._Tolkien * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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 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."


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Biographical Events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha


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drawing by J.R.R. Tolkien, illustrating a story * Tolkien hand-drawn illustration for The Hobbit

Rahu Mahadasha * age birth until age 17.7

03-Jan-1892 Earth-birth in Bloemfontein, South Africa * Rahu-Rahu-swabhukti

15-Feb-1896 (JRRT age 4) grieved decease of father * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru maraka rules-2 from pitri-9

14-Nov-1904 (JRRT age 12) grieved the decease of mother * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 2nd-from-matribhava-4


Guru Mahadasha * age 17.7 until age 33.7

22-Mar-1916 (JRRT age 24) exchanged marriage vows with beloved Edith * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha- rules Mithunaya swamsha * samchara R-K Karkata-Makara contact navamsha R-K

June-1916 * called to WW-1 service in France, at rank of Lieutenant * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Budha bandesha-4 patriotic defense of the land and cultural roots.

16-Nov-1917 (JRRT age 25) celebrated the birth of child-1 * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra putra-pathi ++ Zukra rules 9th-from Chandra

1918 death of friends: Tolkien wrote "by 1918, all but one of my close friends were dead." Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra maraka rules-2 from 11-friends = death of friends, containing amplifier Rahu


Shani Mahadasha * age 33.7 until age 52.7

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

1936 (JRRT age 44) * The Hobbit published = sudden professional and financial success , starting the long decades of unfolding the Lord of the Rings trilogy . Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya bhratrupathi-3 publication


Budha Mahadasha * age 52.7 until age 69.7


Ketu Mahadasha ** age 69.7 until age 76.7

Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha Jan-1964 until Dec-1966


Zukra Mahadasha * age 76.7 until decease age 82

29-Nov-1971 (JRRT age 79) grieved the decease of dear wife Eadith * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti* Zukra occupies 2nd from 7

02-Sept-1973 (JRRT age 82) dematerialization * Zukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra maraka rules-2

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


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Surya * pitrikaraka * Jyotikaraka

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

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Kumbha * comforted by pulsing network linkage
  • Chandra in Shata-taraka * calmed by mixed networks * protectors of universal mingling * soothed by risky marketplaces * needs to make expedient social connections
  • Chandra in classroom-9 * draws comfort from paradigms of belief * emotionally attuned to sacred doctrine * accustomed to priesthood * pious mother * soothed by globalist perspective * feels the pulse of preaching * calmed by a broad worldview * acculturated to principled understanding * needs a familiar catechism * protective patrons * habitually seeks guidance * settled into philosophical roles * undulating convictions
  • Somana-yuti-Guru * Emotionally effusive * needs to expand * seeks familiar guidance * sheltered by doctrine * comforted by customary worship * protected by sacred ritual * nourished by beliefs * soothed by fertility * inspirational parents * multiple mothers * feels like a teacher-preacher

MOTHER

Shata-taraka Chandra-9 * mother's sacred doctrine

dhanapati-2 = Chandra-9 yuti Guru

kumbha Chandra yuti Guru-9 * doctrinally engaged, preaching mother. Tolkien's mother was profoundly identified with her Roman-rite Catholic doctrina conversa and its priesthood (Guru).

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations

7th-from-Chandra-9 = bhava-3 management, conversation

  • Although few of JRRT's buddies had nice things to say about Edith, indeed JRRT himself praised and supported her without exception. Generally his friends complained that she was anti-intellectual, socially petty, and made them unwelcome in JRRT's home.
  • Yet, these qualities may have been the secret to Tolkien's deep appreciation of his wife.
  • Bhava-3 is associated with business behaviors such as management, clerical process, and paperwork. Edith administered his home office where much of his off-duty writing and drawing occurred. She answered his fanmail. By keeping his friends in the pub rather than in his home parlor, she made it possible for him to write (3).

CAREER university (9) speech language (2)

Lord of the Rings 1892-1973 linguist J.R.R. Tolkien * professor of linguistics and history of English

Tolkien's philological (2) fabrication of languages songs, epic tales and genetic lineages which generated an extraordinary body of knowledge about a mythical history (2). Much of his need to philosophize the Germanic folk roots, as he himself told the tale of his creativity, was impressed upon him during the horrendous death scenes (2) of trench barbarities during World-War-1. Even before the onset of the horrors of Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler, Tolkien began to sense that the higher spirit which guided the Germanic peoples through their time in history (Zeitgeist) was endangered and needed both promotion (Guru) and protection (Chandra).

roots values Karkata-2; storytelling Karkata-2; history Karkata-2. Tolkien became very well known, even in his own lifetime, for his extraordinary scholarship (9) in the history of languages.

Chandra rules 6th-from-Chandra accusations = Karkata ethnicity = bhava-2 traditions

  • Lord of the Rings 1892-1973 linguist J.R.R. Tolkien was bitterly traumatized by WW-1 and also a vibrant critic of Hitler's Nazi expansionism. Tolkien claimed vigorously that Hitler had poisoned and destroyed the deeper Germanic ethno-integrity


Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Atmakaraka Mangala-5 creative literature

  • Mangala-Thula * vigorous pursuit of alliance * creatively moving advocacy * thrust toward union * proactive bargaining * military negotiations * push toward terms of agreement * aggressive deal-making * energized mediation * champion of fair contracts
  • Mangala in bhava-5 * drive toward creativity * pursuit of games * invasive drama * dynamic style of flamboyant display * competitive children * energized by romance * political conquests * productive intelligence * push toward speculative adventures

Vriddhipathi-11 Mangala in bhava-5 income from creative literature.

JRRT's foundational security and economic income was earned from early scholarship and academic writing (5).

  • Later in life when his creative literary books began to sell, his income increased.
  • Mangala Vriddhipathi-11 drishti to 11.

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

Budha- rules Mithunaya swamsha

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

philology word-craft * Tolkien was crafty (Budha) with hand tools and a master of writing systems; extraordinary drawings, calligraphy, orthography, maps

vidyapathi * mantrapathi Zukra-yuti-Budha in swamsha indicates scholarly and creative intelligence

bandesha-4 Budha in 4th-from-4th schoolteaching

Lagnesha Budha-7. Tolkien never stopped praising his marriage partnership as the defining relationship of his life. His wife Edith was a dancer. Zukra-Budha Mithunaya-1.

Budha lagnesha-1 yuti bhratrupathi-3 Surya identification with publications.


Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Kumbha * much networking * many marketplaces * optimistic about big associations * permission to connect * scientific beliefs * doctrine of economic linkage * distributed guidance * expands the scope of social participation * multiple communities * diversity of friendships
  • Guru in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * swabhava * tolerance for diverse doctrines * multiple beliefs * expansive ideology * much sermonizing * broad humanistic understanding * sanctimonious father * multiple father-guru-professor figures * extensive worldview * patron of philosophy * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be an ideologue or spiritual guide
  • Guru-yuti-Chandra matri-karaka * multiple mother-figures *permission to do what feels good (not always beneficial, see Chandra's nakshatra) * much expansion of folkways * much humanistic cultural philosophy * many gardens * broad scope of sheltering settlements * generous nourishment * believes in defending the old ways of life * usually rather stout

Brihaspati rules Arudha lagna Bhava-10 Meena * spiritual philosophy and imagination, visionary dreams, distant worlds

Guru rules 10th navamsha = Meena * Imagination, spiritual guidance, cosmos

karmapathi Guru-9 * public reputation primarily as a university professor (9) and creative writer (9 = 5th-from-5th)


Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

* Vimala Yoga

  • Zukra-Makara - Draco * appreciation of authoritative status * likes architectural structure * attracted to officials * conducts lawful negotiations * beautiful bones * enjoys social position * class-conscious aesthetic * pleased by social regulation * prefers an orderly partner * hierarchical arrangements
  • Zukra-8 * seeks pleasure via occult secrets * enjoys rejuvenating relationships * balanced healing arts * aesthetic of non-disclosure * camouflaged arrangements * hidden equity * pleasing designs to adorn the sexual-reproductive organs * sensual sphincters * obscured finance * likes initiation * transformed by feminine-figures * delighted by sudden renewal * pleasant in-laws * appreciation of identity change

Most of JRRT's friends were killed during conscripted military service in the First World War. He sustained mental trauma but he was never harmed physically. Vimala Yoga protects JRRT from harm in distant lands.


Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Kanya * heavy old accusations * obliged to sustain litigious disagreements * rigidly persistent disease conditions * structural compression upon colon + digestive tract * must normalize exploitation * weighty subordinate tasks * hierarchical conditions of enforced servitude * must work within master-slave systems * must respect antiquated physicians * slow-acting remedies * intractable servants * stubborn employees * insufficient pharmacy * must work with dried medications * must continue to minister to the suffering * scarce service resources
  • Shani in Bhava-4 * steady time-structured life foundations * must maintain the cultural roots * required to defend boundaries * survives with minimal shelter * dry stony gardens * regimented schoolteachers * judgmental mother * proletarian childhood * normalized parenting * orderly education * caretaker's fatigue * chronic household scarcity * strict folk customs * resists domestic innovation * reinforces predictable routines * elders maintain the ancient ritual austerities

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

  • Rahu-Urisha * uttama * shimmering illusion of storage * craving for preserved collections * unorthodox banking * over-reaching acquisitions * preposterous accumulations * mesmerizing treasure-hoards * fabulous inventories * exotic food stores * amazing ship-holds * fascinating warehouses * mask of historic conservatism * intriguing acts of barreling * exaggerated cooperage * extravagant containment * tantalizing libraries * marvelous hoards of valuables * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of accrued wealth * entrancing lineage knowledge * thrilling speech-song * excitement of pricing * seeks privilege via value-keeper roles
  • Rahu in bhava-12 * passion for privacy * in swabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous retreat * culturally mixed guidance * outsider who cleverly insinuates into visionary roles * thrilling psychic adventures * seeks importance via enclosures * exciting invisible events * opportunities via mother's beliefs * extraordinary spirits * self-promoting dreams * exceptional results from imaginative research * mesmerizing Other-Worlds * trespasses the cultural boundaries of private inspiration * may pose as a dream-interpreter * may appear as a magician from distant lands

Rahu occupies Karakamsha bhava-12 imagination uttama-Rahu in bhava-12

Empowered uttama-Rahu-12 casts amplifying drishti upon 4-6-8 * root-culture-war- mysterious transformation of identity. An enduring classic first published during Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya bhratrupathi-3 publication, The Hobbit has been continuously in print since 1936.


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

  • Ketu-Vrizchika * uttama * detached Witness to hidden empowerments * weird discoveries * empty secrets * eccentric identity changes * dissolute penetrations * fearless toward catastrophic change * disregards terror * ignores restriction on initiations * uncertain rebirth * releases a red-black cloud of exploratory initiatives into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-6 (beneficial)* ungrounded enemies * disregards criminal boundaries * absentee maternal relatives * dissolves limits on medications * ambivalent toward exploitations * disinterested in disagreement * disregards accusations * ignores the physicians * walks away from sickness * abandons suffering * vacuous conflicts * liberation via surrender of guilt-and-blame * unless other graha in 6, may prefer to live free from mother's relatives
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1971 BBC Interview:

"Q: Did you intend in Lord of the Rings that certain races should embody certain principles: the elves wisdom, the dwarves craftsmanship, men husbandry and battle and so forth?

T: I didn't intend it but when you've got these people on your hands you've got to make them different haven't you. Well of course as we all know ultimately we've only got humanity to work with, it's only clay we've got.

We should all - or at least a large part of the human race - would like to have greater power of mind, greater power of art by which I mean that the gap between the conception and the power of execution should be shortened, and we should like a longer if not indefinite time in which to go on knowing more and making more.

Therefore, the Elves are immortal in a sense. I had to use immortal, I didn't mean that they were eternally immortal, merely that they are very longeval and their longevity probably lasts as long as the inhabitability of the Earth.

The dwarves of course are quite obviously - wouldn't you say that in many ways they remind you of the Jews? Their words are Semitic obviously, constructed to be Semitic. Hobbits are just rustic English people, made small in size because it reflects (in general) the small reach of their imagination - not the small reach of their courage or latent power.

Q: This seems to be one of the great strengths of the book, this enormous conglomeration of names - one doesn't get lost, at least after the second reading.

T: I'm very glad you told me that because I took a great deal of trouble. Also it gives me great pleasure, a good name. I always in writing start with a name. Give me a name and it produces a story, not the other way about normally."

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