जय हनुमान ज्ञान गुन सागर।
जय कपीस तिहुँ लोक उजागर॥ १ ॥
“O Hanuman, the ocean of knowledge and virtues, may you be victorious. O the chief amongst Vanaras famous across the three Lokas, may you be victorious. ”
from Hanuman Chalisa
Ram Dass, born Richard Alpert, was a famous spiritual leader, a guru and a devotee of Hanuman. During the late 50’s was a Harvard Professor but, due to his controversial experiment with LSD and others hallucinogenic drugs, he was fired in the early 60’s. That was the starting point of a new life. He continued for some years with his friend Timothy Leary to involve people in drug experiments, gradually shifting to a more spiritual attitude toward life. In 1967 he travelled to India where he met his guru, Neen Karoli Baba, a mystic and devotee of the Hindu lord Hanuman. After his return to San Francisco, he spent the rest of his life spreading his guru teachings, selfless service and devotion, in imitation of his beloved Hanuman, the divine enbodiment of the perfect devotee, highly showing the virtues of service, devotion and strenght. He died on Maui on 22 December 2019 at the age of 88.
I’ve rectified the geniture by the technique “Isaritmie”, teached in the Italian Association of Classical Astrology “Cielo e Terra” , which is a variation of the Ptolemaic Animodar.
Since Jupiter is visible, rising at the eastern horizon, in his exaltation in Cancer, Jupiter is the Lord of temperament. So his temperament is mainly sanguine. The Moon, which is also the lord of the Horoscope, is Sagittarius, in domicile, triplicity and Terms of Jupiter and she is waning but still quite full of light and applaying to the Sun in Aries, bringing to his temperament a choleric tone.
Also the stars, Betelgeuse is with Jupiter and Rigel and Castor are rising with the horoscope.
About Betelgeuse with Jupiter Stade says that it brings great wealth. In fact Ram Dass was born in a jewish wealthy family. Moreover the star Rigel, of nature of Jupiter and Saturn, shows who owns a lot.
About Castor rising the Anonymous says:
If it arises to the horoscope it makes the natives lovers of letters, scholars, popular speakers, ingenious, lovers of music and the arts, who are notable, good-looking, capable of many activities, dignified, pious, religious, apt to business, well known or those who gain gold and silver and wealth thanks to relationships or lucky exchanges and who retain their noble feelings even in misfortunes.
Those stars and the noble influx of Jupiter made him a wealthy man and even a more generous one. In fact over the course of his life since the inception of his Hanuman Foundation, Ram Dass gave all of his book royalties and profits from teaching to his foundation and other charitable causes. The estimated amount of earnings he gave away annually ranges from $100,000 to $800,000.
The Lord of the Soul
Since the Moon is defluxing from Venus in her exaltation in Pisces and Mercury in Taurus is in sextile with Venus, the Lord of the Soul is Venus and Jupiter partecipates. He was a lovely and charitable persons and the attidute of service, devotion and religion activity are gifts granted by Venus. Mercury and the Moon are in diversion but Mercury is in sextile with the Horoscope, showing that the rational soul and the irrational soul are not related and therefore can be a diffuculty in armonizing the two part of the soul. Anyway since Venus collects the light of Mercury and the Moon, his loving and caring attitude could be that bridge that made his soul a whole.
The Lord of Activities
Since Venus and Mercury are visibile and close to the Sun and Venus in Pisces is in sextile to Mercury in Taurus, Venus and Mercury are the Lord of Activities. Venus and Mercury show quite well his activity in teaching, servicing and helping people and gods. Venus is with the star Fomalhaut, which brings fame. Let’s note that Daimon, the Lot of Spirit, is with the Moon in Sagittarius and with the star Antares and also is in trine with Mars in Leo with the star Sirius. This configuration is remarkable and show Ram Dass strong dedication to his spiritual realization and peculiar spirtual martial and patronal character which made him close to his ishtadevata, Hanuman.
The major events
The spiritual crisis
In 1967, when he was 36, the profection started again its cycle of twelve years, and so the horoscope and the planets of profection returned for one year to the same positions that had in the geniture. That situation determines a new start and stress again the astrological configuration of nativity. Moreover the horoscope of revolution is conjuncted with the Venus of nativity and Daimon of direction is in sextile to Venus of nativity.
On 19 February 1997 he had a stroke which left him partly paralyzed.
Let’s note that the Moon of direction is in opposition to Mars of nativity.
In the mundane direction we see the helpful aspect of Jupiter to Tyche and of Venus to the horoscope which help him to survive.
On 22 December 2019 he died.
The Sun of direction in mundo is almost in opposition to the Mars of nativity. The aspect would be perfected in 2022.
Sun direct to Mars in mundo
Moreover Sun directed in mundo reaches the opposition of Sirius which is with Mars in the geniture.