Writing and Publishing Influenced by: Friedrich Hegel Faust 1749-1832 polymath Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Schopenhauer Twilight of the Idols 1844-1900 Ubermensch Friedrich Nietzsche Hesse was a patient of the esoteric psychiatrist
Memories Dreams Reflections 1875-1961 Carl Jung born three months after
Faust 1749-1832 polymath Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Twilight of the Idols 1844-1900 Ubermensch Friedrich Nietzsche
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
literature of occult themes, relationships, spiritual apprehension
Earthbody-Entry Monday 02-July-1877
Earthbody-Exit 09-Aug-1962 (age 85)
mystical novelist, essayist, painter, anti-Nazi * 1877-1962 * Hermann Hesse
birthdata from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Hesse * tentatively rectified by BP Lama
charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
Punarvasu * Aditya * 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 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-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,
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
|Biographical data matched to Vimshottari Dasha Calendar
Guru Mahadasha * age birth until age 4.7
02-July-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 (HH 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 (HH age 25) * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha rules 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-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 11-revenues
02-Aug-1904 exchanged the vows of marriage-1 with Maria "Mia" Bernoulli (she = nine years his senior = double-karkata) * Budha-Zukra bhukti * R-K gochara Simha-Kumbha contact radical R-K
09-Dec-1905 celebrated the birth of child-1 (HH age 28) * Budha-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 9th-from-Chandra
1911 with three young children at home, Hesse decides to take an extended tour of Indonesia and Sri Lanka * Budha-Rahu bhukti
08-Mar-1916 * grieved decease of father (HH age 39) * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani rules 12th-from-9th
autumn 1916 writes the occult novel Demian, to be published in 1917 * Budha-Shani chidradasha * 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 Memories Dreams Reflections 1875-1961 Carl Jung * Ketu-Ketu swabhukti * Ketu-Magha (double Ketu)
1919-1920 divorce-1 * abandons his three sons * Ketu-Surya * Surya rules Ketu ++ Surya-12 rules 2-divorce
1922 publication of Siddhartha * Ketu-Rahu bhukti
1923 obtains Swiss citizenship * Ketu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 4th-from-4th citizenship
Zukra Mahadasha * age 47.7 until age 67.7
11-Jun-1924 exchanged the vows of marriage-2 with singer Ruther Wenger (HH 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 Hesse's most recognized titles) * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra-1 rules 11-popularity, economic gain
1931 exchanged the vows of marriage-3 with art historian, Ninon Auslander who was born 18-Sept-1895 in Czernowitz, Ukraine * Zukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules swamsha
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 * Zukra-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
09-Aug-1962 * decease (HH age 85) * Mangala-Rahu bhukti
(a few months posthumously, Mia Bernoulli also died.)
|Distinctive features of the Nativity |
Steppenwolf 1877-1962 anti-Nazi Hermann Hesse
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
Hesse accounted his father to be a difficult 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 Zukra-1 = his beautiful mother = 2nd-from-Surya. Dad had been widowed, and Hermann was a child of dad's second marriage. Pitrikaraka Surya rules 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.
Hesse'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 Hesse, 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) and 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 emotional support partnership expectations
Hesse had a frustrating marital life that was compounded by mental health and substance addiction issues - not only his but also his partners. He was married three times.
7th-from-Chandra-8 = marriage-1 = bhava-2 Simha contains Ketu-2
Hesse's first wife 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 lagna tends toward elder spouse) .
Yet Hermann perceived her as incoherent = 7th-from-Chandra-8 contains Ketu, and Ketu receives a fearsome amount of drishti including a daunting Kuja Dosha from Kuja-8. Furthermore, ruler of 7th-from-Chandra = Surya-12, confusing his perceptions with unfinished business from his withdrawn, rather negligent father.
By Hesse's reckoning, Mia suffered slightly from mental illness at the onset of their marriage, then increasingly toward the end of marriage as she endured a severe breakdown due to divorce stress and his unwillingness to help with the children.
They divorced during Ketu-Surya bhukti. Being in the throes of Ketu Mahadasha, Hesse abandoned their home and their children, dispersing (Ketu) his three sons into the homes of relatives. Ketu-2 indicates that "the person or thing to be abandoned" is the family's culture, traditions, lineage..
Interestingly, once the karma of the first marriage was completed, Mia Bernoulli recovered her senses and 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 Hesse. From a Jyotisha perspective it could be said that these partners had already agreed to develop the drama of mental illness, divorce, abandonment, and breaking up their family. Hesse's first wife was already programmed to be heavily overburdened and un-connectable.
It seems that the main cause of so-called mental illness was more likely Hesse's Ketu-7 dissociative disconnected approach to marriage contracts.
2nd-from-7th-from-Chandra-8 = marriage-2 = bhava-9 Meena
In 1924, after eight years alone, Hesse remarried the celebrated singer Ruth Wenger. .
The un-connect-able theme continued somewhat in marriage-2. Singer Ruth Werner = represented by 2nd-from-Chandra = 9 theatre. Dharmesha = risk-expander Guru-Mula-6 suggesting numerous infidelities along with a flourishing career for this spouse due to Guru in 10th-from-9th. The union was short-lived and she returned to her singing performances (9, celebrity).
Second lifepartnership 8th from Zukra = troubled, brief, and explosive due to Kumbha Shani, Kumbha Rahu, Kumbha-Chandra, Kumbha Mangala in 8th-from- Zukra .
In 1928, Hesse wrote a poem Einer einstigen Geliebten about his second wife (#2 of 3) Ruth Wenger to whom he was married only briefly, and unhappily: 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."
9th-from-7th-from-Chandra-8 = marriage-3 = bhava-4 Thula stability, security, routine
According to Hesse, his third marriage 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, Hesse felt he knew Ninon and could relax with her into a comfortable routine (4). His bhava-4 = 3rd marriage is ruled by his regulated Pushya Zukra-1 thus providing the domestic (4) and personal (1) harmony that was unobtainable in marriages 1-and-2.
PARENTS Chandra-8 ++ Surya-12 indicate
challenges with both parents;
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
Chandra in Purvabhadrapada
takes an incarnation expecting to feel attracted to the large-scale,
social-scientific, sociological perspective of philosophers. Somana-yuti-Kuja
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.
Chandra-8 ++ Surya-12 indicate challenges with both parents;
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 Purvabhadrapada 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.
Mangala rules Vrischika-5 = 10th-from-Chandra = bhava-5 politics, literary art, publications, celebrity, prizes
Mangala-8 rules Mesha 10th navamsha * Hesse's characters were primarily young men involved in inner discovery, often via complex relationships with other male figures (Kuja)
Busy Budha rules Karakamsha * bhava-3 writing = Kanya-navamsha-swamsha containing uttama-Budha
Busy Budha rules Arudha lagna = bhava-3 writing = Kanya
Steppenwolf 1877-1962 anti-Nazi Hermann Hesse * many successful novels and political essays * 1946 Nobel Prize in Literature
A powerful Budha shows Shad-Bala materializing effectiveness
Budha-11 Atmakaraka = earnings = Budha rules 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 rules 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.
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-Mula-6 also contributed to his self-medicating alcohol addiction and multiplied the number of divorces.
Zukra-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 Zukra-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."
Zukra-1-Pushya is stable and economically advantageous for Hesse. Zukra rules bhava-11 friendships, community = the patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra
Zukra-1 rules 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.
Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)
Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka
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):
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 Zukra-1 rules 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 Zukra-1 rules-11 which provides income via arts, women, literature, banking, and music throughout his life.
|Major Literary Works of Hermann Hesse|| |
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