drawing by Tolkien illustrating a story
birth data from wikipedia = rectified by BP Lama Jyotisha
charts and graphs produced by Shri Jyoti Star; adapted by BP Lama
rectified nativity = subject to revision
Prominent Features of the Nativity
10th navamsha = Meena containing Shani = regulatory, administrative responsibilities within the sanctuary environments of research, meditation, imagination, spiritual guidance = heavy administrative taskload of professorship
immortality-seeking in brilliantly creative uchcha Rahu in bhava-5 + Mandi + Gulika= public visibility wealthy immortal elves
atmakaraka = L-7 Chandra in lagna + Shukra = powerful social identification with settled habits of a people, ethnic history, lands and customs, maternal lineage, spouse and children
lord of Arudha lagna = L-5 + L-10 Shukra. Arudha lagna contains the powerfully creative uchcha Rahu.
L-12 + L-3 Guru in bhava-3 languages.
Although a brilliant author (5) and scholar (9), J.R.R. Tolkien was not a very effective lecturer (explainer) in his university linguistics training classes due to L-2 Guru in 12th-from-3rd.
Students complained that his delivery was difficult to understand.
Reports claim that Tolkien raced inarticulately through the course materials (3), while missing important steps in the linguistic argumentation due to his habit of taking grand leaps (Guru) where a small explanatory step was logically required.
Recorded television interviews given after his eventual literary success prove that his students' complaints were true: ironically for a scholar of languages, Tolkien spoke much too quickly and seemed to be delivering only the results of a thought-chain, not the step-wise chain itself -- which resulted in a garbled conversation.
Naturally the same lectures had to be delivered over and over again in a scripted fashion; clearly he was disinterested in repetition and craved (Rahu) the freedom of creative innovation.
After numerous repetitions of the standard trainings and desiring to be in his mythological scholar's world (Rahu), he must have found the lectures quite boring and his impatience bordering on incoherence is tangible in the recordings.
"An excellent character, the keynote of which is kind heartedness and generosity,
This man will always be able to accumulate the good things of life
He will be disposed to share his belongings with the poor and needy.
Many social workers and philanthropists have Shravana rising.
He will also be very religious and will participate in church activities
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."
Vimshottari Dasha Timeline
author of "The Hobbit", "The Lord of the Rings"
Rahu in bhava-9 = ritual practices, worship
Rahu's lord Shukra= welcoming rashi Makara
Shukra's lord Shani in lagna =
Drishti of the uchcha Rahu upon both Kanya lagna AND bhava-3 writing AND Rahu's lord the wealth-bringer L-2 + L-9 Shukra = Excellent indications of wealth from the products of language and priesthood (L-2 and L-9).
Wealth indicators are quite strong:
L-2 + L-9 Shukra in bhava-5, Lord of Rahu uchcha in bhava-9
the loss of his father by death in a distant land . Young child Tolkien was staying in England on a long family visit with his mother's kin, when his father suddenly died in the family's base home in South Africa == during Shani bhukti ; Shani = L-2 from Surya
9th = father. 8th from 9th = step-father = Dhanushya-4 = Surya + Budha
L-4 Guru = no conventional replacement step-father-figure. Rather, Tolkien's mother remained the sole tangible parent due to Guru + Chandra.
Tolkien's guardian was a priest = Guru. His mother who was already very ill did not remarry after the father's death. Instead she dedicated herself to her sons' education and her own pursuit of religious philosophy (Chandra + Guru), and she left her orphan sons in the care of her relative (3rd from 4th = mothers relatives) as well as asking her spiritual advisor, a Roman Catholic priest (L-4 Guru) to continue to watch over her boys.
The 11th from Guru-Chandra shows the goals (11) of the replacement father (a combination of the mother and her priest) = Tolkien's own education = 11th from 6th. It is an interesting karmic set-up but Tolkien did succeed in getting a very strong education both religious and secular, including early exposure to dozens of languages (Guru) toward which he took an astoundingly systematic (Kumbha) scholarly approach.
Although Tolkien's external circumstances were challenging, with a life in "genteel poverty" and the often bumpy path toward self-elevation which often manifests during Rahu , this era also marked the first stage of his language acquisition and scholarship under his mother's tutelage.
Rahu-Rahu swabhukti Rahu-Guru period Rahu-Shani period
Guru in bhava-7+ Chandra
L-4 Guru in bhava-6is however generally unfortunate for matters of the early childhood home.
After the death of Tolkien's father, father , his mother moved in with her own parents (mother's parents = Chandra in 6). However his ill mother (Chandra in 6, ill mother) undertook a religious conversion (8th-from-9th = L-4 Guru) from the Church of England into Roman Catholicism, into which transformation she invested great energy and importance, to the extent thather new philosophy (Guru) became so adversarial (6) to her parents' beliefs that she was ejected from her middle-class parent's home along with her dependent children.
father died when he was 3, and his widowed mother moved in with her parents (4th-from-4th, also ruled by Guru-6). A theological (Guru) conflict (6) caused disagreement with one maternal relative after the next, so that Tolkien bounced from one argumentative home to another for several years. After mother's death from diabetes (Chandra-6) he lived in hostels (L-12 Surya in 4) and was grounded through his mother's spiritual advisor who was a priest (Guru) until adulthood.
L-7 Guru yuti Chandra = auspicious for marriage centered around the home life, with both parents delivering shelter and schooling (Chandra) to their vulnerable young children.
Wealth (Chandra = L-11) comes through the partnership via expansive optimistic support from the mother and later from the adult partner
loss of his mother via death from advanced diabetes when he was a young adolescent, Guru/Guru swabhukti where Guru = L-2 from Chandra
Tolkien completed the Oxford diploma in English literature and language. He has already constructed several of his own languages and displayed notable academic skill in philology.
Ketu in bhava-4, diploma, graduations
During the tumultuous period of Guru- Shukra, Tolkien fought in the Battle of the Somme on the Western Front in WW-1. Shukra in 6 = War.
Married his long-time finance Edith. They were to enjoy a good and long marriage, but at the time Tolkien said he did not expect to survive the war, wherein most of his friends were killed and he saw thousands of young men perish in the prime of their lives.
Ketu's Lord Mangala occupies 12th from Ketu; Shani occupies the corrective 12th-from-12th-from Mangala. (12th-from-12th = 11th, and 11th = "loss of the loss, draining of the drain" = gainful. See Ketu-Shani period, below.
Ketu Mahadasha his age 66-73 featured a certain amount of doddering resistance to modernity .
Displaying a rather hopeless but still productive resistance to the modernized (post Vatican-2 council) Roman Catholic liturgy (according to his children, Tolkien rejected the vernacularism of the New Mass and continued to give a loud Latin response) specifically involving Tolkien's refusal to publish his widely regarded literary works in a cheaper, more accessible paperback edition.
Tolkien disliked paperback books, finding them somehow insubstantial. However, the vast majority of books bought since the advent of the paperback edition have been indeed the cheap, accessible, and public-literacy-fueling paperbacks. in 1965, over Tolkien's objections , finally a paperback edition was finally released . Shani being L-5 for celebrity fame and applause, in the gainful 11th-from-Ketu,
with grave misgivings, Tolkien permits an inferior paperback version of Lord of the Rings to be printed
the paperback version sells vast quantities, making Tolkien suddenly wealthy (Shukra)
Chandra in satabishaj is notably both ambitious (Rahu) and eccentric. Normally produces social success due to rule-breaker Rahu = also co-lord of the rashi.
Satabishaja is also unfortunately often associated with the early loss of the mother due to her disease, and great sorrow through that unbearable loss
Examples: Tolkien and Elvis Presley
Lord of Arudha Lagna
Mangala in THula
Mangala in bhava-3
Mangala does energize and motivate the manual writing and drawing process - which helps to explain Tolkien's massive literary output.
Mangala in 3 can produce rather aggressive or rapid-fire speech,. Tolkien was a very fast speaker with a thick Midlands drawl.
Tolkien was placed as a parent and a foundational teacher by most of his society. Toward the end of his life was he primarily viewed as a writer=Budha (writing karaka) and Surya (L-1)
Shukra lord of Mangala could have been a terrible maraka for him but instead it killed many around him. Shukra is yogakaraka from Chandra and that is probably what saved his life during the otherwise fatal-looking Shukra bhukti with Shukra in 12th from Guru mahadashapati.
There is a love of law and lawfulness; great hierarchies and ranks of rulership; dark metals; aesthetic ornamentation of legitimate governance, and stern but beautiful architecture, grand entrances and hallways, cathedrals and richly carved, bejeweled edifices of heavy and imposing significance.
Tolkien took enormous pleasure in his children, and as a writer of children's tales and later more adult fantasy fiction, Tolkien delighted in
male with Shukra in Makara generally prefers a slightly elder partner, one who is decent and dignified, adheres to common standards of behavior, is lawful (often in fact has studied the law or some catechism or dogma) understands social ranks and ascendancy protocol, who has good "manners" and some legitimacy in the social background.
Tolkien's excellent and beloved wife Edith was a charming upholder of public dignity and also three years elder (Makara) to himself. She adored their children (5, Shukra) as did he. Because Tolkien required her to convert to Roman Catholicism, she did indeed study the dogmatic catechism carefully enough to be able to practice lawfully (Makara) according to Tolkien's high standards, and indeed one of their sons became a Catholic PrieSaint
Sensual pleasure via Makara, 2, and 9:
Shani in bhava-1 suggests an extremely diligent worker, remarkably productive in the Kanya specialties of argumentative and expository writing, logical analysis, and detailed explanations of inequities in human behavior.
See shad-bala bar-graph showing the dominant work-ethic of L-5+L-6 . Shanaicarya builds character (L-1) but He can be an agent of poverty (L-6) and dangerous to children (L-2 from 5 and residing in 8th from Guru). At the same time Shani evokes the structured Imagination (12th from Chandra) and materializes the guidance coming from spiritual sources (12th from).
Shani Mahadasha age 30-49 were hardworking years but also a time of satisfaction from the disciplined effort of productive, educated, intellectually (5) and artistically (Hasta) engaged work.
Tolkien's notorious ethical conservatism (Shani in lagna, Shani lord of Chandra) caused him to work very slowly and carefully, but his final creative products ruled by L-5 Shani were models of fully integrated (Shukra-5) structurally reinforced (Shani-1) plot (L-1 Budha) and scene (Shukra) detail.
In Shani-Budha period of the lagnesha L-10 Tolkien received a powerful validation for his personality (1) and professional (10) scholarship when he accepted a full professorship in Anglo-Saxon.
In Shani-Rahu period 1936-37, Tolkien enjoyed a sudden and large-scale success - both professional and financial - with the publication of "The Hobbit" . Rahu uchchamsha casts drishti upon L-5 authorship Shani, and Rahu casts drishti upon Shukra lord of 2 in a rashi of Shani. An enduring classic (Shani-Shukra) The Hobbit has been continuously in print since 1936.
6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu = Mangala
file update: 23-Apr-2013
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