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QUOTATIONS from William Butler Yeats

Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires. -

It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion.

It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.

Liberty is the right to do what I like license, the right to do what you like. *

Yeats wrote, "I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet or with the whole accidental universe - because, like Spinoza 's God, it won't love us in return."







dedicated to the revival of Celtic identity in Ireland

Irish National senator [1922-1929]

fervent patriot

political-literary revolutionary using folktales and mythology as restoratives

1923 Nobel Prize for Literature

William Butler Yeats

Earth-birth Tuesday-13-Jun-1865

dematerialization 28-Jan-1939 [age 73]







William Butler Yeats

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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, Viśākha, 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."


Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Chandra Mahadasha * age birth until age 4.1

13-Jun-1865 Earth-birth in Baile Aitha Cliath * Dublin, Ireland * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha-12 lagnesha

[Mangala Mahadasha] age 4.1 until age 11.1

[Rahu Mahadasha] age 11.1 until age 29.1

1891 [WBY age 27] rejection of the first of many marriage proposals to Maude Gonne and by Yeats' own account, the central catalysis of his life begins * Rahu-Shukra bhukti [Shukra-yuti-Ketu]

[Guru Mahadasha] age 29.1 until age 45.1

03-Jan-1900 [WBY age 34] grieved the decease of mother Susan Pollexfen * Guru-Ketu bhukti

Feb-1902 until Apr-1905 Janma Sade-Sati Makara

[Shani Mahadasha] age 45.1 until age 64.1

20-Oct-1917 [WBY age 51] [wife age 25] consecration of marriage * Shani-Shukra bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Dhanus-Mithunaya contact Mithunaya indriya-lagna-1

09-May-1919 [WBY age 53] celebrated the birth of child-1 Anne * Shani-Shukra bhukti* Shukra activates 5th-from-Chandra

03-Feb-1922 [WBY age 56] grieved the decease of father John Butler Yeats * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates 2nd-from-Surya

1922 [WBY age 56] appointed Senator of the Irish Free State * Shani-Chandra bhukti [uchcha]Shani-yuti-Rahu occupies 10th-from-Chandra

10-Dec-1923 [WBY age 57] awarded Nobel Prize for Literature - Shani-Mangala bhukti * Mangala activates 11-awards for achievement

1925 [WBY age 59] published the occult text, A Vision * Shani-Rahu bhukti * randhresha uttama Shani-yuti-Rahu

1925 [WBY age 59] reappointed to a second term in Irish Senate * Shani- Rahu bhukti [Shani-yuti-Rahu] rules 8-revolution, Shani-5-politics

[Budha Mahadasha] age 64.1 until decease age 77

1929 [WBY age 63] retires from Irish Free Senate * Budha-Budha svabhukti * Budha activates 4-retirement

Dec-1931 until Mar-1934 Janma Sade-Sati Makara

28-Jan-1939 [WBY age 73] embodiment dematerialization , in France * Budha-Rahu bhukti * Budha-12 rules-4 = burial in a distant land

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


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

[busy-messaging sahaja-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[intelligent political conversation]

[commercial self-confidence]

[creative event management]

[intelligence for dramatic physical gestures]

[brightly entertaining talk]

[identified with writing]

[father may be businessman-publisher-journalist]


[negotiating Mriga-3] [navamsha Surya-Tula-nicha] intuitively confident rebalancing compromise

  • [Surya-Mithunaya] Mithra - neighbor, companion * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the conversational gesturing rashi of Budha
  • [Surya in bhava-1] center of identity * bright embodiment * intelligence for competition * focus on appearance * genius for innovative self-expression * athletic entitlements * eye on personality * sparkling center of body-based vitality * father may be an icon-competitor-inventor



Dad was a recognized artist [Shukra-9] and community figure [Surya-11] . Lagnesha Surya shows the son's identification with the Father's intelligence and the son's participation in the father's social network.

Yeats became an iconic figure in central roles supporting and developing his community of artists and creative writers [Mithunaya] . Surya in publications-Mithunaya in gainful vriddhi-sthana-11, and Surya is also vargottamsha in Mithunaya D-10's labhastana-11 [career in writing, publishing]


6/8 shad-ashtakya angle between mom [Chandra-8] and dad [Surya-1] would suggest that the parents were ill-suited, and that the father's personality was greatly dominant. Mom may have felt as if she were under camouflage, pretending to maintain marital agreement for social appearances but emotionally experiencing considerable distress.

Yeats' parents were well-known in their district and history records that after a very brief courtship, they married in 1863. Dad was a handsome, well-spoken law student with a bright financial future that was professionally aligned to mom's industrial family affluence. However, dad's law student status was only instrumental. He intended to look good [likely dad was a narcissist] in order to marry money. And he did, and he did.

Six children followed swiftly, and their financial troubles became extreme. Dad moved the family back and forth between London and Ireland, seeking opportunity to develop his artistic genius [Surya-1] They borrowed large sums from mom's father and lived in perpetual debt [6/8] .

Mom wanted a quiet dignified life while dad was self-oriented, politically active, and brash. Politics was a major stress factor. Mom held deeply conservative political views [Makara] while dad was a liberal-minded Irish Nationalist. The marriage was unsustainable. When in Ireland, the children [including young William] spent most of their time at the home of their maternal grandparents. Mom deteriorated psycho-mentally and was institutionalized toward the end.


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[conserving-acquiring dhana-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]


[collaborative Śrāvaṇa-3] [navamsha Chandra in Mithunaya] intuitively sensitive detailed documenting administrative management

  • [Chandra-Makara-Draco] comforted by hierarchy * sensitive to class-status * needs ritual ordering
  • [Chandra in Śrāvaṇa - Hari] soothed by careful listening * protectors of undulating shamanic sound * needs customary lawfulness
  • [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


Chandra in classroom-8 activates [nīcha-Kuja in bhava-2] indicating an emotionally adversarial family culture with a quality of clinging, strangling, emotional blackmail Yeats' mother slowly went insane..


Mom = Susan Pollexfen.

She hailed from a wealthy industrial family. Believing that she was marrying a high-potential attorney, Pollexfen was deceived. Her husband abandoned law school soon after the marriage, in order to pursue art -- and a libertine lifestyle.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


  • marriage-1
  • bhava-2 family assets, genetics, traditions, language
  • Karkata lands, customs, waters, ancient ways

Relationships are heavily emburdened with a complex combination of push-me-pull-you resistance by Shani's drishti upon [nīcha] Mangala which contributes an inability to loosen its grip


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


[Dhanayoga = Mangala-2 rules-11]

[energetic pursuit of ethnic roots]

[drive to localize historical values]


[inspirational Aśleṣa-1] [navamsha Mangala-Dhanus]

  • [Mangala-Karkata] active pursuit of security * proactive nourishment * drive toward rooting + settling * vigorous defensive movement * police protector * fence-builder * push toward land ownership * promotes construction of settlements * innovative farming + fishing * energetically ethnic * champion of local cultures
  • [Mangala in bhava-2] vigorous orator * loudly lectures on values * pursuit of treasuries * competitive financial actions * innovative knowledge * energized face-voice-song * memorable speeches * s ings and shouts * champion of literacy-reading * historic pronouncements * prone to shouting * forward drive toward capitalization * promotes conservation * hyperactive family dynamics * acquisitive conquests


[nīcha] Kuja-2 in [7th-from-Chandra-8] poses a daunting catalytic challenge in the realm of sexual, marital, and contractual relationships

Dhanayoga Kuja-2 activates 11

Yeats had 99 problems, but money was not one of them

Kuja activates Arudha lagna Mesha-bhava-11 . Despite the family's indebtedness and occasional conditions of material scarcity, they were indebted to their own grandparents not to a bank or an outsider. Therefore, the guilt stayed within the family and Yeats' childhood was not deprived. He had education, clothing, art lessons, and heated homes. As an adult he received a university education.

[nīcha] Mangala-2 drishti to bhava-5 = 3rd-from-3rd =drives the writing production. Yeats wrote in detail about his sexual [Mangala] experience both in and out of the marital bedroom [Budha-12] .


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

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Mithunaya indriya-lagna]

[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Mithunaya indriya-lagna]

[imaginative evaluation of sound-and-color]

[talks about historical values]

[fantasy narrative about sensual pleasures]


[champion Krittika-1] [navamsha Budha-Mesha]

  • [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


writer + publisher, crafter of explanations and arguments

[Budha in bhava-12] = private clairsentient communications. As an occultist, Yeats produced automatic writing channeled from spirit guides. His Nobel-Prize winning [1923] collection of interiority-oriented poetry and theatre had a distinctively other-worldly quality.

promoter of mystical magical worldview


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


[Hamsha Yoga]

[negotiating-contractual jaya-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[dutiful-commanding karmesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[partners share equalizing beliefs]

[abundant philosophical advice]

[many optimistic counselors]

[numerous inspirational guidance advocates]

[several spouses may be patron-priest-professor-ideologue]


[champion Mūla -1] [mūlatrikoṇa] [navamsha Guru-Mesha] intuitively expansive pioneering competitive first-arrival dominating optimistic conquest

  • [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-7] many contracts * optimistic negotiations * much partnership * abundant agreement * numerous alliances * extensive bargaining * multiple trusts * expansion of advocacy * fertile match-making * typically more than one spouse * patron of legal arrangements * proliferation of promises * extensive bargaining * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be an attorney-counselor-broker


Guru activates Punarvasu lagna-1


karmesha = Guru-7= many advising and consulting peer equity arrangments = an empowered position for public leadership, especially in an ideological or philosophical context

Yeats had a remarkable number and variety of relationships, including sexual, romantic, business, creative, philosophical, and political


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

[witty-speculative vidya-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[retreating-meditative vyaya-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[Dhanayoga Shukra-5 rules 11]


[brokering Bharani-3] [navamsha Shukra-Tula] intuitively pleasant harmonizing trading balancing negotiating attactively political [5] clairsentient [12] diplomatic arrangements


  • [Shukra-Mesha] appreciation of direct movement * likes innovation * aesthetic of physicality * attracted to champions * pleasures of conquest * kinetic sensuality * prefers a lithely sporting partner * sweetly competitive * aristocratic agreements
  • [Shukra-11] seeks pleasure via social connectivity * pleasant community linkage * balances asset distribution systems * seeks network equity * association with artists * values friendly financial connections * likes knitting-and-knotting * pleasing designs to adorn the skin * graceful ankles * appreciation of friendships * aesthetic of fair deals in marketplace * enjoys attractive friends
  • [Shukra-yuti-Ketu] sweetened surrender * gracious abandonment * attracts vacuous feminine-figures * appreciation for fair terms of dissolution * disoriented negotiations * unconcerned with conventional beauty * empty contracts * apathetic arrangements * impermanent agreements * prefers relationships with spiritual partners


Dhanayoga = Shukra-11 activates 5

Shukra-11 community rules Karakamsha = bhava- 5 politics, creative arts, writing, speculative finance

Shukra-11 activates 12-interior imagination ++ 5-politics, arts, genius = roles of spirit medium, channel, politician, literary celebrity

Kalatra-karaka * Feminine Partners * Women

Yeats married age 51. His wife age 25 was a family-oriented person, who bore two children and cared for family affairs not least the treasury which would form her children's inheritance. Aware of Yeats numerous affairs, she did not challenge for divorce but rather maintained control of her domain. Shukra-yuti-Ketu would suggest a permanent ennui in Yeats' relationships. Indication for one marriage along with many disappointments, abandonments, and failed attempts.

The wife and all of the unfulfilled potentials [Ketu] remain within the friendship network due to Shukra-yuti-Ketu located in community-11.


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


[mysterious-revealing randhresha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[believing-philosophical dharmesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]


[bargaining Chitra-3] [navamsha Shani-Tula-uchcha] [vargottamsha] intuitively ordering class-conscious slow hierarchical social justice


  • [Shani-Tula] overburdened agreements * restricted leverage * mandatory bargaining * strict rules for making agreements * structural compression upon kidney-pancreas * rigidly regulated match-making * must form socially approved partnerships * must honor the lowest-common-denominator in deal-making * mandatory fairness * must normalize social justice * unyielding obligatory diplomacy * must advocate for equity * exchanges must be lawful * must continue conventional negotiations * scarce trading resources * maintainer of old bargains
  • [Shani in Bhava-5] steady time-structured intelligence * heavy responsibility for children * pessimistic in romance * cautious financial speculation * resists ceremony * limits special entitlements * obligatory entertainments * dreads political games * tightly disciplined creativity * mother's family often rigidly conventional * blocked heart-and-spine * subdued sparkle * performance fatigue * intolerant of time-wasting amusements * elders maintain ordinary rights
  • [Shani-yuti-Rahu] stiff resistance to unbridled ambition * formally regulated cultural mixing * disciplined thrills * class-based limitations upon privilege * repressed quest for intriguing importance * s ocially constrained opportunism * shimmering illusion of systematic conformity * irregular achievements * over-reaching elders * restricted risks


uttama Shani-yuti-Rahu Leadership agenda reside in the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking 10th-from-Chandra

Shani activates 8-occult transformation of identity

Yeats was a lifelong occultist whose investigations were engaged in dissolving the veils between layers of metaphysical-vs-physical realities. He founded several important mystical societies and took a patronage, professorial, priestly role in them.

Shani activates 9 = creative roles, political elections, fortunes, belief paradigm, doctrine, ideology

As dharmesha residing in politics-5, Shani [uchcha] = exceptionally strong in Shad-bala [the six weights] . Yeats was a man of diverse interests, multiple creative abilities, and catalytic relationships.

In addition to works in theatre and drama as represented by his 1923 Nobel Prize for Literature. Yeats persistently contributed leadership effort to ranks and rules of lawful public order. He was a leading figure in organizing and supporting the literary and theatrical community in his homeland.

A distinguished poet and literary figure, due to Shani in 10th-from-Chandra Yeats also served in governance roles as a two-term Senator for the new Irish Free State.


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

[secretive Chitra-4] [navamsha Rahu-Vrischika] intuitively over-reaching discovery of mysteriously camouflaged hidden empowerments


  • [Rahu-Tula] shimmering illusion of balance * craving for trade * mask of fairly bargained contracts * over-reaching advocacy * outsider who cleverly insinuates into trusted counseling roles * sweetly unconventional adjudication * exceptional accommodation * mixed-measure balance * extravagant brokerage * mirage of suave deal-making * extraordinary terms of mutual agreement * gracious non-customary alliances * ambitious diplomacy * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] equity-assured negotiation * seeks privilege via adviser-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-5] passion for prestige politics * hungry for celebrity * fascinating romance * extraordinary games * in svabhava of Splendid Surya, the Shadowy Specter seeks exceptional children * outsider who cleverly insinuates into center-stage creative roles * culturally mixed entertainment * amplified poetic idealism - enchanting individual charisma * flamboyant fashion * unusual autobiography * craves admiring attention * intriguing displays of creative genius * seeks important roles in performance art * unconventional literary expression * desires royal entitlement * mesmerizing pageantry * entrancing dramatic splendor * opportunistic lovers * ambitious games-players * may wear the persona [mask] of a thespian * pretentious intellectuality * thrilling demonstrations in the eye of the camera * boundary-breaching politics
  • [Rahu-yuti-Shani] amplified public formality * pragmatic exaggeration * exotic social conventions * s lippery hierarchies * tricky rules * opportunistic elders * fascinating [but perhaps illusory] strict conformism * regulated risk-taking * hypnotic outsider insinuates normalcy * orderly cross-cultural mixing * thrilling legitimations


uttama Shani-yuti-Rahu Leadership agenda reside in the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking 10th-from-Chandra

Typical of mix-master Rahu, when WBY was awarded the 1923 Nobel Prize for Literature , WBY used the prize prestige to promote the native traditions of Ireland -- although he was then living in France.


kavandha-karaka [headless] chidra-karaka [gaping] vasana-karaka [vacuum]

  • [Ketu-Mesha] physically dissociates from competitive dominance * incomplete nobility * eccentric innovations * unconventional athletics * heroic push forward into nothingness * dissolute conquest * not limited by blood or birth * ignores restrictions on kinetic movement * releases a blood-red cloud of dynamic energy into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-11] eccentric friends * no limits on profitability * dissolves barriers in community * peculiar social network * vacuous associations * irrelevance of material achievements * intangible goals * ambivalence toward economics * disappearing elder siblings * disregards social awards * ignores marketplace norms * abandons large group systems * unless other graha occupy 11, may prefer to live free from socializing = off-the-grid.
  • [Ketu-yuti-Shukra] unsatisfied * unsustainable arrangements * invalid promises * broken bargains * dissolved contracts * beautiful injustice * sweetly unfulfilled vows * fragmented negotiations * nicely abandoned alliances * absence of equity * apathetic brokerage * peculiar music * distrust * pleasantly empty relationships * liberating release of vows * for husbandly nativities, may dissolve-or-disconnect the wifely-figures.


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