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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

Earthbody-Entry 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

charts, graphs and 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 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 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,

  • 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

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar
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Snyder early middle age


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Snyder youngish - Pacific Northwest upbringing

Surya Mahadasha * age birth until age 2.6

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 exchanged the vows of marriage-1 with Alison Gass (Gary's age 20) ; separation after 7 mos; divorced 1953 * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu karaka for impulsive marriage * gochara R-K via-Meena -Kanya contact radix Chandra

28-Feb-1960 exchanged the vows of marriage-2 with Joanne Kyger (Gary's age 29); divorced 1965 * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha rules swamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu in Kanya-Meena contact Chandra-Kanya

06-Aug-1967 exchanged the vows of marriage-3 with Masa Uehara (Gary's age 36) ; married 22 years; divorced 1989 * Rahu-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules Rahu * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Mesha-Thula= contact radical R-K


Guru Mahadasha * age 37.6 until age 53.6

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

1969 son-2 * Guru-Guru swabhukti


Shani Mahadasha * age 53.6 until age 72.6

1986 started new job as Professor in the writing program at UC-Davis * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 9-university

1991 exchanged the vows of marriage-4 with Carole Lynn Koda , until her cancer death on 29-Jun-2006 * Shani-Zukra bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu in Dhanau-Mithuna contact navamsha Rahu-Ketu


Budha Mahadasha * age 72.6 until age 89.6

13-Aug-2004 grieved the decease of mother * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha produces effect of Zukra rules 2nd-from-Chandra


Ketu Mahadasha * age 89.6 until age 96.6

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

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Gary Snyder in his 20's, about 1950


Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Meza * uttama * Suryaya * the supreme one
  • Surya in bhava-11 * center of community, brightly earning, intelligence for networks, focus on economy, revenue entitlements, distributed light, eye on friendships
  • Surya-yuti-Rahu * confidently opportunistic, bright mesmerizer, creatively intelligent culture-mixing, entitled to mix and mottle, radiantly risk-rewarding

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 8th-from-Chandra

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



Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Kanya * comforted by rhythmic remedial service
  • Chandra in Uttaraphalguni * Aryamna * comforted by dramatic, radiant centrality * protectors of celebrity entitlement, political theatre, glittering creativity
  • Chandra in classroom-4 * digbala * comfort in routines, familiar with ruts, rates, roots, routine rituals; soothed by customary habits, needs to feel the repeating pulse of foundation-building, anchoring, stabilizing, gardening; settled into the rhythm of home-keeping and kitchens, undulating patriotism

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 * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Meena * vigorous pursuit of intuition * proactive envisioning * push toward imaginative perception
  • Mangala in bhava-10 * dig-bala * drive toward high position, pursuit of social authority, fights for rank and status, , invasive regulation, ,hierarchical dynamics, energized governing conquests

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


Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Vrishabha * financial communications, articulation of tonal, stored, collected assets, vigorous descriptive evaluations, historic messages about worth and value * signaling harmonious sound frequencies
  • Budha in bhava-12 * narrative of sanctuary, hermitage, quietude, spiritual guidance *  describe reflective contemplation, discusses the astral inner terrain, explainer of private prayer, delivers instructions for communication with distant worlds, talks about clairsentience, dreams, and visions
  • Budha-yuti-Guru * explainer of doctrinal belief * affinity for preaching, professorial, theory-developing roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction  *  articulation of charitable generosity, message of optimism and expansion, talkative teacher
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements * affinity for diplomatic, parity-seeking roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of balanced arrangements, articulation of equity in agreements, message of justice and fairly bargained contracts; songwriting , chatty partners, talkative sister-cousin-cohort, lyricist , talkative sister-cousin-cohort, lyricist

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 * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Vrizabha * much treasury, many voices, many collections, believes in history, doctrine of values containment, financial guidance, expands the scope of voice-speech-song, multiple treasuries
  • Guru in bhava-12 * swabhava * many retreats, much divination, many hospitalizations, much private expansion, numerous ancestor guides, much interiority, much going on behind closed doors, extensive capacity for trance hypnosis
  • Guru-yuti-Budha yukta-karaka * multiple sibling-teammate figures, abundant conversational messaging, much detailed humanistic philosophy, large discussions
  • Guru-yuti-Zukra sodarya-karaka * multiple sisterly-figures, abundant pleasures and treasures, much humanistic financial-diplomatic philosophy, large alignments, large alignments

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

Guru rules Punarvasu:

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 rules 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


Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Vrizabha * swakshetra * appreciation of valuable arrangements, pleasures of collections, acquisitive sensuality, enjoys preservation, sounds, history, containment of goods
  • Zukra-12 * pleasure of imagination, enjoys spiritually guided equity, feminine-figures intuit, visions of balance and beauty, appreciation of interiority, seeks interior balance
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * sweetened messages, gracious explanations, singing and songwriting, articulate negotiations, sibling-cohort communicative arrangements, youthful beauty, sibling-cohort communicative arrangements, youthful beauty
  • Zukra-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

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

Zukra rules 5-12 ++ Bhava-12 enriched by Guru-Zukra-Budha = ability to wander in foreign lands


Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Dhanuzya * old doctrines, pressured beliefs, old patronage, pressured hips-sacroiliac, imposed catechism, elder professors, proletarian preaching, must teach with scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-7 * digbala * (beneficial placement) * Structured, orderly, time-conscious partnerships. One must balance and re-balance. Cautious, conventional relationships. Tense negotiations. Chronic responsibilities toward the spouse; compression of the visible genitalia; heavy legacy pressure against freely chosen contracts.  Bargaining fatigue. Resistance to new arrangements. Resentment toward changes in partner's behavior. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as married person, contract-holder, match-maker, attorney, diplomat, judge.

Shani Mahadasha * Shani rules 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 * picchala-karaka (slippery)

  • Rahu-Meza-Arya *craving for dominant force, mask of competitive, pioneering, urgent push forward; fascinated by conquest * seeks special importance via heroic action; via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) superiority, muscularity, movement, athleticism, championship
  • Rahu in bhava-11 * passion for prizes, achievements * in Roguish Rahu's swabhava co-ruled with Sober Shani ,* the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual social goals and economic attainments. Desires an important, linkage role in social participation and financial networks. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious friends. Craves profit and gain. Rahu-11 thrives in culturally-mixed commodity-exchange systems. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a friend, a voluntary linker, an economic achiever, a relative of the father's people. Rahu-11 trespasses the cultural boundaries of friendship and community. Boundary-breeching, risk-rewarding Rahu typically enjoys material success in marketplace profits, revenue, earnings due to His social-participation genius.
  • Surya-yuti-Rahu * amplified ambition, magnified confidence, exotic creativity, tricky drama, opportunistic father, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of political genius

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Thula * dissociates from bargaining, incomplete alliance, empty trades, surrendered trust, dispersed negotiations, ignores restriction on deal-making, applies balanced equity to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-5 * ambivalent toward entitlements, may have eccentric children, disregards limitations on financial speculation, displays fragmented or esoteric intelligence, dissolves the glamour of center-stage roles, disperses the romantic adoration. One abandons the usual political behaviors, ignores the conventional creativity, plays an incoherent game.

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

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