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dedicated to the revival of Celtic identity in Ireland

1922-1929 * Irish National senator, fervent patriot

political-literary revolutionary using folktales and mythology as restoratives

Nobel Prize for Literature, 1923

William Butler Yeats

Earthbody-Entry Tuesday-13-June-1865

Earthbody-Exit 28-Jan-1939 (age 73)


poet, patriot, philosopher, psychic * 1865-1939 * William Butler Yeats

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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 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,

  • 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 rejection of the first of many marriage proposals to Maude Gonne and by Yeats' own account, the central catalysis of his life begins * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-yuti-Ketu

Guru Mahadasha * age 29.1 until age 45.1

03-Jan-1900 grieved the decease of mother Susan Pollexfen (Yeats age 34) * Guru-Ketu bhukti

Shani mahadasha * age 45.1 until age 64.1

20-Oct-1917 marriage (his age 51, her age 25) * Shani-Zukra bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Dhanuzya-Mithunaya contact Mithunaya lagna-1

09-May-1919 celebrated the birth of child-1 Anne * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 5th-from-Chandra

03-Feb-1922 grieved the decease of father John Butler Yeats * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 2nd-from-Surya

1922 appointed Senator of the Irish Free State * Shani-Chandra bhukti * uttama Shani-yuti-Rahu occupies 10th-from-Chandra

10-Dec-1923 awarded Nobel Prize for Literature * Shani-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 11-awards for achievement

1925 published the occult text, A Vision * Shani- Rahu bhukti * randhresha uttama Shani-yuti-Rahu

1925 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 retires from Irish Free Senate * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha rules 4-retirement

28-Jan-1939 Earthbody-Exit, in France (age 73) * Budha-Rahu bhukti * Budha-12 rules-4 = burial in a distant land

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

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."

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Mithunaya * Mithra * neighbor, companion
  • Surya in bhava-1 * center of identity, bright embodiment, intelligence for competition, focus on appearance, championship entitlements, eye on personality *sparkling center of the vitality-drama


Dad was a recognized artist (Zukra-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.

Chandra * matrikaraka

  • Chandra-Makara-Draco * comforted by rhythmic hierarchical ordering
  • Chandra in Shravana * Hari* comforted by careful listening * protectors of undulating shamanic sound, customary lawfulness, structured parenting, reputable dwelling
  • Chandra in classroom-8 * comfort in crisis, familiar with catastrophic events, needs to feel identity transformation, soothed by secrecy, routine of sudden changes, initiation, occult sentience, discovery, self-reinvention; undulating shakti-shocks

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


Susan Pollexfen = mom hailed from a wealthy industrial family. She believed that she was marrying a high-potential attorney but he deceived her by abandoning law school soon after the marriage in order to pursue art (and a libertine lifestyle).

MARRIAGE support partnership expectations

7th-from-Chandra-8 = bhava-2 family assets

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

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Karkata * nichha * pursuit of security * proactive nourishment, drive toward rooting and settling, vigorous policing * push toward land ownership and farming * champion of local, ethnic, land-based cultures
  • Mangala in bhava-2 * drive toward values lineage, pursuit of treasuries, energized face-speech-song, aggressive family hoarding, vigorous capitalization-banking, storage, assets, conservation, family dynamics, acquisitive conquests

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

Dhanayoga Kuja-2 rules 11

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

Kuja rules Arudha lagna Meza-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.

nichha-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).

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Lagnesha = writer + publisher, crafter of explanations and arguments

  • 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, interior 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 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

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

* Hamsha Yoga

Guru rules Punarvasu lagna-1

  • Guru-Dhanuzya * mulatrikona * much philosophy, broad worldview, doctrine of inclusive diversity, humanistic guidance, expands the scope of belief, multiple theories, many sacred teachings
  • Guru in bhava-7 * many contracts, much negotiation, much partnership, abundant agreement, numerous alliances, extensive bargaining, multiple deal-making events, expansion of advocacy, fertile match-making, typically more than one spouse., extensive bargaining


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

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Meza * appreciation of competitive movement, likes innovation, attracted to champions, pleasures of conquest, athletic sensuality, enjoys direct action, aristocratic arrangements
  • Zukra -11 * pleasure of community linkage, enjoys network equity, feminine-figures have social-participation, balanced economies, association with artists and financiers, graciously inter-knit community, appreciation of friendships, aesthetic of fair deals in marketplace, seeks economic justice
  • Zukra-yuti-Ketu * sweetened surrender, gracious abandonment, vacuous feminine-figures, appreciation for fair terms of dissolution, disoriented negotiations, unconcerned with conventional beauty, empty contracts * arrangements according to impermanent agreement

Dhanayoga = Zukra-11 rules 5

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

Zukra-11 rules 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. Zukra-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 Zukra-yuti-Ketu located in community-11.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Chitra-Shani-Thula * uttama * heavy old agreements * mandatory bargaining * strict rules for making agreements * vital energy compression stress zone = kidney-pancreas * rigidly regulated match-making * limitations upon socially approved partnerships * must honor the lowest-common-denominator in deal-making * common law for fair-exchange * must materialize orderly social justice * must work in structures of unyielding diplomacy * must cooperate with slow elderly counselors* must trade within statutory requirements * must continue conventional negotiations despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-5 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious children. One must create drama with scarce confidence; cautious of politics, conventional intelligence; heavy weight of children; resistance to genius, tense performance, creative fatigue, chronic pressure on the heart + spine ; heavy resistance to individual authenticity. Resistance to new fashions and romance. Resentment toward changes in games and amusements. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as gambling regulator, scholar, constrained speculator, royally, celebrity figure. + spine ; heavy resistance to free creativity
  • Shani-yuti-Rahu * resistance against ambition, pragmatic cultural mixing, disciplined thrills, limited privilege, constrained opportunism, irregular slow elders, regulated risks

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

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

As dharmesha residing in politics-5, Uttama-Shani is 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 1932 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.

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

  • Rahu-Thula * shimmering illusion of balance * craving for trade * mask of fairly bargained contracts * over-reaching arrangements * marvelous deals * exciting culturally-mixed partnerships * mirage of deal-making * extraordinary terms of agreement * fascinating alliances * ambitious diplomacy * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) * shimmering illusion of security * craving for customary rhythms * risky policing * mirage of home and shelter * mask of ancestral belonging to a habitual place * illusory acts of protective defense * over-reaching patriotism * fabulous farms and fisheries * fascinating ethnic routines * marvelous localities * intriguing owned properties * extraordinary cetaceans * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of motherliness, nationalism, loyalty to the homeland, parent-rolesattributes of  negotiation, equity-assurance * seeks privilege via advocacy, counseling, adviser-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-5 * passion for politics, celebrity, games * in swabhava of Splendid Surya, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual children; out-of-bounds creativity, and amplified poetic romance; Risk-rewarding Rahu generates a charismatic individuality, center-of-attention displays of creative genius. Desires a special, important role in performance arts, literary arts, entertainments, royalty roles, pageantry, celebrity events, or dramatic splendor. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious children and lovers. Rahu the Poseur may wear the persona (mask) of a dramatic actor, a celebrated intellectual, or a politician. Craves the center stage, the lights, the glory. Rahu-5 trespasses the cultural boundaries in matters of unique personal creativity, children, speculation, gaming. Seeks flamboyant fashion, exceptional offspring, and the thrill of political theatre.
  • Shani-yuti-Rahu * amplified orderliness, magnified systematics, exotic rules, tricky regulations, opportunistic elders, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of strictly lawful structures

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

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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Meza * dissociates from competitive dominance, incomplete nobility, empty arrival, dissolute conquest, not limited by blood or birth, ignores restriction on innovative movement
  • Ketu in classroom-11 * absentee friends, disregards community * no barriers in community, absent from network, vacuous associations, irrelevance of the material goals, ambivalence toward economic empowerment
  • Ketu-yuti-Zukra * surrendered arrangements, empty promises, disconnected bargaining, unsustainable contracts, incomplete harmony, fragmented negotiations, abandoned alliances, absence of equity, apathetic brokerage, eccentric music, unfulfilled promises, distrust, disappointment and dissatisfaction in relationships. Spiritual liberation via release of vows. For husbandly nativities, may dissolve the wife-figures.

* lifelong supporter of Irish severance from Britain


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