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All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

~~ Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien


JRR Tolkien signature

Professor of Anglo-Saxon and English literature at Oxford University

magical fiction

author of celebrated Fantasy Fiction series

Lord of the Rings - The Hobbit - The Silmarillion

J. R. R. Tolkien

a.k.a. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Earth-birth Sunday-03-Jan-1892

dematerialization 02-Sep-1973 [age 82]


author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings

linguist novelist professor


J.R.R. Tolkien

birth data from

tentatively rectifiedby BP Lama

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Punarvasu-Adity a

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 Brihaspati-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

[Mithuna - 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."



drawing by J.R.R. Tolkien, illustrating a story * Tolkien hand-drawn illustration for The Hobbit

Biographical Events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha

[Rahu Mahadasha ] [age birth until age 17.7]

03-Jan-1892 Earth-birth in Bloemfontein, South Africa * Rahu-Rahu-svabhukti

15-Feb-1896 [JRRT age 4] grieved decease of father - Rahu-Guru bhukti * maraka Guru activates-2 from pitri-9

14-Nov-1904 [JRRT age 12] grieved the decease of mother - Rahu-Shukra bhukti* Shukra activates 2nd-from-matribhava-4

[Guru Mahadasha ] [age 17.7 until age 33.7]

22-Mar-1916 [JRRT age 24] consecration of marriage 1-of-1 with high-school sweetheart, Edith * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha- rules Mithunaya Svamsha * samchara R-K Karkata-Makara contact navamsha R-K

Jun-1916 [JRRT age 24] called to WW-1 service in France, at rank of Lieutenant * Guru-Shukra bhukti * Budha bandesha-4 patriotic defense of the land and cultural roots.

16-Nov-1917 [JRRT age 25] celebrated the birth of child-1 * Guru-Shukra bhukti* Shukra putra-pati ++ Shukra activates 9th-from Chandra

1918 [JRRT age 24] death of friends: Tolkien wrote, " by 1918, all but one of my close friends were dead." Guru-Shukra bhukti* maraka Shukra activates-2 from 11-friends = death of friends, containing amplifier Rahu

[Shani Mahadasha][age 33.7 until age 52.7]

Mar-1934 until Mar-1937 Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha

1936 [JRRT age 44] The Hobbit published = sudden professional and financial success , starting the long decades of unfolding the Lord of the Rings trilogy * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya bhratru-pati-3 publication

[Budha Mahadasha] [age 52.7 until age 69.7]

[Ketu Mahadasha ] ** age 69.7 until age 76.7]

Jan-1964 until Dec-1966 Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha

[Shukra Mahadasha ] [age 76.7 until decease age 82

29-Nov-1971 [JRRT age 79] grieved the decease of dear wife Eadith * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti* Shukra occupies 2nd from 7

02-Sep-1973 [JRRT age 82] dis-embodiment * Shukra-Chandra bhukti * maraka Chandra activates-2

TolkienJRR_age19_1911.png Distinctive Features of the Nativity


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

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

[Surya occupies 5/9 from Simha-3 = intelligent, political alliances]

[sanctimoniously self-referential in optimistic relationships]

[collaborative contractual unions]

[marriage-1 partner resembles believing father]

[lifepartnership with cooperative politician-dramatist-speculator-creative]

[lifepartner may be co-worker, manager, reporter, administrator]

[collaborative spouse intelligently guides detailed process]

[marriage focused on unique expression of commercial enterprise]

[preaching father may be attorney-broker-middleman]

[idealistic father-figure may express faith in product development]

[patronizing contract negotiations]

[principled transactions in independent bargaining]

[globalized personification of manufacturing process]


[negotiating-contractual Pūrvāṣāḍhā-3] [navamsha Surya-Tula-nicha] intuitively confident negotiation of compromising contracts


  • [Surya-Dhanus] Aditya - the unsplit, undivided * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the preaching-teaching philosophical rashi of Brihaspati
  • [Surya in bhava-7] center of relationships * focus on agreements * brightly negotiating * confident in brokerage * makes smart trades * intelligence for representation * political equity * peerage entitlements * eye on fair contracts * sparkling center of the deal-making drama * father may be a broker-attorney-advocate
  • [Surya-yuti-Budha] confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * gestures conduct the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama * skillful game-player * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals * narrative of power-politics * recites love poems * describes divine romance



matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[linguistic-historical dhanesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]


[inspirational-believing Sadachbia-1] [navamsha Chandra-Dhanus] intuitively sensitive guiding belief


  • [community-connected Chandra-Kumbha] comforted by friendship * sensitive to gridworks * needs marketplace connection
  • [Chandra in Sadachbia - Varuna] calmed by mixed networks * protectors of universal mingling * soothed by risky marketplaces * needs to make expedient social connections
  • [Chandra in classroom-9] draws comfort from paradigms of belief * emotionally attuned to sacred doctrine * accustomed to priesthood * maternal piety * soothed by globalist perspective * sentimentally righteous holiness * feels the pulse of preaching * calmed by a broad worldview * acculturated to principled understanding * needs a familiar catechism * protective patrons * habitually seeks guidance * settled into philosophical habits * undulatingconvictions * mother may be devout, philosophical, a disciple, a proselyte
  • [Somana-yuti-Guru] Emotionally effusive * needs to expand * seeks familiar guidance * sheltered by doctrine * comforted by customary worship * protected by sacred ritual * nourished by beliefs * soothed by fertility * inspirational parents * multiple mothers * feels like a teacher-preacher


Shata-taraka Chandra-9 * mother's sacred doctrine

dhanapati-2 = Chandra-9 yuti Guru

[Kumbha Chandra yuti Guru-9] Following her doctrinal exit from the Church of England, mom became a dogmatically engaged, preaching mother. Tolkien's mother was profoundly identified with her Roman-rite Catholic doctrina conversa and its priesthood [Guru].

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


  • bhava-3 management, conversation
  • Simha entertaining, fashion, center of attention, regal, self-certain

Although few of JRRT's buddies had nice things to say about Edith, indeed JRRT himself praised and supported her without exception.

Generally his friends complained that she was anti-intellectual, socially petty, and made them unwelcome in JRRT's home.

  • Yet, these qualities may have been the secret to Tolkien's deep appreciation of his wife.
  • Bhava-3 is associated with business behaviors such as management, clerical process, and paperwork.

Edith administered his home office where much of his off-duty writing and drawing occurred.

  • She answered his fan-mail. By keeping his friends in the pub rather than in his home parlor, she made it possible for him to write [3] .


CAREER - 10th-from-Chandra

university [9] speech language [2]

Lord of the Rings 1892-1973 linguist J.R.R. Tolkien * professor of linguistics and history of English

Tolkien's philological [2] fabrication of languages songs, epic tales and genetic lineages which generated an extraordinary body of knowledge about a mythical history [2] . Much of his need to philosophize the Germanic folk roots, as he himself told the tale of his creativity, was impressed upon him during the horrendous death scenes [2] of trench barbarities during World-War-1. Even before the onset of the horrors of Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler, Tolkien began to sense that the higher spirit which guided the Germanic peoples through their time in history [Zeitgeist] was endangered and needed both promotion [Guru] and protection [Chandra].

roots values Karkata-2 storytelling Karkata-2 history Karkata-2. Tolkien became very well known, even in his own lifetime, for his extraordinary scholarship [9] in the history of languages.

Comforting Chandra activates [6th-from-Chandra] accusations = Karkata ethnicity = bhava-2 traditions

  • Lord of the Rings 1892-1973 linguist J.R.R. Tolkien was bitterly traumatized by WW-1 and also a vibrant critic of Hitler's Nazi expansionism. Tolkien claimed vigorously that Hitler had poisoned and destroyed the deeper Germanic ethno-integrity


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

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[gainful-networking labha-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]


[language-heritage Viśākha-2] [navamsha Mangala-Urisha]

[Atmakaraka creative literature, championship, innovation, progress, direct action, war]

  • [Mangala-Tula] vigorous pursuit of alliance * penetrating advocacy * thrust toward union * proactive bargaining * military negotiations * push toward terms of agreement * aggressive deal-making *energetic arbitration * athletic balancing * champion of fair contracts
  • [Mangala in bhava-5] drive toward creativity * pursuit of games * pioneering speculation * dynamic style of flamboyant display * competitive children * energized by romance * political conquests * productive intelligence * push toward celebrity * champion of romance * promotes choice-making *propulsive genius * actively charming *


vriddhi-pati-11 Mangala in bhava-5 income from creative literature.

JRRT's foundational security and economic income was earned from early scholarship and academic writing [5] .

  • Later in life when his creative literary books began to sell, his income increased.
  • Mangala Vriddhi-pati-11 drishti to 11.


jamayah-karaka [sibling] sandesha-karaka [message] shisya-karaka [student]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]


[publishing Mūla -3] [navamsha Budha-Mithuna] intuitively explaining describing scripted instructional information


  • [Budha-Dhanus] priestly communications * theoretical discourse * inspirational conversations * articulation of sacred beliefs * doctrinal pronouncements * sends messages about broad worldview * descriptive philosophical understanding * specifically defined interpretive principles * explains the indoctrination procedure * expertly detailed sermons * ideological programming * hands-arms-shoulders send preaching gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-7] narrative of partnership * discusses contracts * debates on deals * analysis of relationships * discourse on trusts * banters about betrothal * crafting of covenants * delivers negotiating instructions * explainer of arrangements * talks about fairness * advocate for justice * gestures toward settlement of quarrels * mentality of marriage * formulates alliances * defines equity * balanced bargains
  • [Budha-yuti-Surya] amusing explanations * entertaining chatter * central roles in communication * brightly clear descriptions * dramatic enunciation * confidently delivers instruction * articulation of radiant certainty * political messenger * talkative father-figures


Budha- rules Mithunaya Svamsha

philology word-craft

Tolkien was crafty [Budha] with hand tools

He was a master of writing systems extraordinary drawings, calligraphy, orthography, maps

vidya-pati * mantrapathi Shukra-yuti-Budha in Svamsha indicates scholarly and creative intelligence

bandesha-4 Budha in 4th-from-4th schoolteaching

Lagnesha Budha-7. Tolkien never stopped praising his marriage partnership as the defining relationship of his life. His wife Edith was a dancer. Shukra-Budha Mithuna-1.

Budha lagnesha-1 yuti bhratru-pati-3 Surya identification with publications.


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


[karako bhavo nashto for father, patrons, chieftains, indoctrinators]

[bargaining-balancing yuvati-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[expanded associative networks of believers]

[multiple father-figure community advisers]

[many scientific indoctrinator roles]

[large fan-clubs]

[theoretical vision of marketplace gridworks]

[many profitable optimistic patrons]

[preaches on distributive populism]

[may be a guru-figure within an economic-scientific sangha]

[father may be electrician, professor, systems-connector, economist]


[innovative-dominating Purvabhadra-1] [navamsha Guru-Mesha] intuitively expansive inventive pioneering preacher-teacher


  • [Guru-Kumbha] much networking * hope for the future * many marketplaces * optimistic about big associations * permission to connect * scientific beliefs * doctrine of economic linkage * distributed guidance * expands the scope of social participation * multiple communities * diversity of friendships
  • [Guru in bhava-9] tolerance for diverse doctrines * multiple beliefs * expansive ideology * much sermonizing * broad humanistic understanding * Sanctimonious father * multiple father-guru-professor figures * extensive worldview * patron of philosophy * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be an ideologue or spiritual guide
  • [Guru-yuti-Chandra] matri-karaka * multiple mother-figures * permission to do what feels good [not always beneficial, see Chandra's nakshatra] Much expansion of folkways * much humanistic cultural philosophy * many gardens * broad scope of sheltering settlements * generous nourishment * believes in defending the old ways of life * usually rather stout


Brihaspati activates Arudha lagna Bhava-10 Meena * spiritual philosophy and imagination, visionary dreams, distant worlds

Generous Guru activates [10th navamsha] = Meena * Imagination, spiritual guidance, cosmos

karma-pati Guru-9 * public reputation primarily as a university professor [9] and creative writer [9 = 5th-from-5th]


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

[Vimala Yoga]

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

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

[conventionally lawful undisclosed assets]

[prefers dignified confidential class-conscious relationships]

[beautifully aligned interior reproductive apparatus]

[treasury status maintained via occult agreements]

[financially hidden arrangements]


[publishing-explaining Śrāvaṇa-3] [navamsha Shukra-Mithuna] intuitively balanced writing publishing descriptive arrangements

  • [Shukra-Makara-Draco] appreciation of authoritative status * likes architectural structure * attracted to officials * conducts lawful negotiations * beautiful bones * enjoys social position * class-conscious aesthetic * pleased by social regulation * hierarchical arrangements * prefers an orderly partner
  • [Shukra-8] seeks pleasure via occult secrets * enjoys disguised relationships * balanced healing arts * aesthetic of non-disclosure * camouflaged arrangements * hidden equity * pleasing designs to adorn the sexual-reproductive organs * sensual sphincters * obscured finance * taste for rejuvenating initiation * transformed by feminine-figures * delighted by sudden renewal * pleasant in-laws * appreciation of identity change * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may hold a secretive position


Most of JRRT's friends were killed during conscripted military service in the First World War. He sustained mental trauma but he was never harmed physically. [Vimala Yoga] protects JRRT from harm in distant lands.


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

[mysterious-revealing randhresha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[philosophical-preaching dharmesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]


[imaginative-guiding Uttaraphalgunī-4] [navamsha Shani-Meena] intuitively class-conscious disciplined visionary imagination

  • [Shani-Kanya] overburdened accusations * obliged to sustain litigious disagreements * rigidly persistent disease conditions * structural compression upon colon + digestive tract * must normalize exploitation * weighty subordinate tasks * h ierarchical conditions of enforced servitude * must work within master-slave systems * must respect antiquated physicians * slow-acting remedies * intractable servants * stubborn employees * insufficient pharmacy * must work with dried medications * must continue to minister to the suffering * scarce service resources * maintainer of old arguments
  • [Shani in Bhava-4] steady time-structured life foundations * must sustain the cultural roots * required to defend boundaries * grim determination to provide security * dry stony gardens * regimented schoolteachers * judgmental mother * proletarian childhood * normalized parenting * orderly conventional education * caretaker's fatigue * chronic household scarcity * strict folk customs * resists domestic innovation * reinforces predictable routines * elders maintain the ancient ritual austerities



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

[for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[Rahu casts passionate drishti into 4-6-8]

[passion for luxurious privacy]

[desires sensually enriching imaginative experience]

[craves privileged access to research enclosures]

[hungry for satisfying knowledge of other-worlds]

[historical legacy received via dreams and apparitions]


[hierarchical-ranking Kṛttikā-2] [navamsha Rahu-Makara]

  • [Rahu-Urisha] [uchcha] shimmering illusion of storage * craving for preserved collections * unorthodox banking * over-reaching acquisitions * preposterous accumulations * mesmerizing treasure-hoards * fabulous inventories * exotic food stores * amazing ship-holds * fascinating warehouses * mask of historic conservatism * intriguing acts of barreling * exaggerated cooperage * extravagant containment * tantalizing libraries * marvelous hoards of valuables * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of accrued wealth * entrancing lineage knowledge * thrilling speech-song * excitement of pricing * seeks privilege via value-keeper roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-12] passion for prestige privacy * in svabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks glamorous invisible retreat * culturally mixed guidance * outsider who cleverly insinuates into visionary roles * thrilling psychic adventures * seeks importance via enclosures * exciting invisible events * opportunities via mother's beliefs * extraordinary spirits * self-promoting dreams * exceptional results from imaginative research * mesmerizing Other-Worlds - trespasses the cultural boundaries of private inspiration * may pose as a dream-interpreter * may appear as a magician from distant lands


Amazingly fabulous imagination ++ Kanya detailed maps, elaborate scripts, grammatical languages

Both Uttaraphalgunī-Shani and Kṛttikā-Rahu occupy creative, self-confident Surya-ruled nakshatra

Rahu occupies Karakamsha bhava-12 imagination [uchcha] Rahu in bhava-12

Empowered [uchcha] Rahu-12 casts amplifying drishti upon 4-6-8 * root-culture-war- mysterious transformation of identity. An enduring classic first published during Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya bhratru-pati-3 publication, The Hobbit has been continuously in print since 1936.


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

[for Mithuna indriya-lagna ]

[unconcerned with catastrophic quarrels]

[scatters the emergency conflicts]

[disengaged witness to disastrous imbalances]

[liberated from disagreements within the revolutionaries]

[disregard toward the complaints of the transformers]

[adversaries accuse one of empty discoveries]

[dismisses the reproductive ailments]

[apathetic toward threatening arguments]

[passively fixated on ambitiously sensual-entreasuring Rahu-Urisha-12 dreamworlds, ancestor spirits, private guides]


[ancestral-folkways Viśākha-4] [navamsha Ketu-Karkata]

  • [Ketu-Vṛścika] [uchcha] detached Witness to hidden empowerments * weird discoveries * empty secrets * eccentric identity changes * dissolute penetrations * fearless toward catastrophic change * demystifies the ineffable * disregards terror threats *ignores restriction on initiations * uncertain rebirth * releases a red-black cloud of exploratory initiatives into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-6] [beneficial] * ungrounded enemies * disregards criminal boundaries * absentee maternal relatives * dissolves limits on medications * ambivalent toward exploitations * disinterested in disagreement * disregards accusations * ignores the physicians * walks away from sickness * abandons suffering * vacuous conflicts * liberation via surrender of guilt-and-blame * unless other graha in 6, may prefer to live free from mother's relatives

TolkienJRR-1970s.jpg1971 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."


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