The conjunction of Sun-Mercury gives ‘Budha Aditya yoga’ or ‘Nipuna Yoga’ which is very common as Mercury remains close to Sun most of the time. But for this yoga to fructify Mercury must be very strong being placed in its own sign or in its own Navamsha. The horoscope of Dalai Lama is a classical example of a wonderful ‘Budha Aditya Yoga’ and ‘Sanyasa Yoga’. In the Gemini lagna horoscope of Dalai Lama Sun and Mercury are strongly placed in the Janma lagna under the benefic aspect of Jupiter from the 5th house. The Mercury is the lord of lagna and Sun is the ‘Chandra Rashi Pati’ i.e. Moon sign lord making a beautiful ‘Sanyasa Yoga’. I have discuss this yoga for spirituality in my article posted in this blog last year with title ‘Astrological Yogas For Spirituality’. The lord of Janma lagna and Chandra lagna if get connected by P.A.C. (position, aspect or conjunction) then they give a person high level of awareness provided some other spiritual combinations are present in a horoscope.
Dalai Lama’s horoscope has great yogas for spirituality beside the above mention ‘Sanyasa Yoga’. The Dalai Lama’s are believed by Tibetan Buddhist to be the manifestation of ‘Bodhisattva’ of compassion and the patron saint of Tibet. The Tibetan people have faith in the philosophy of reincarnation and they believe that Dalai Lama’s are realized beings who take rebirths in the world to spread the message of peace and help spiritual seekers to attain enlightenment.
In the horoscope of Dalai Lama the strong connection between the 5th house and 8th house lords shows the spiritual legacy of past births. In the Gemini lagna chart the 5th lord Venus is in mutual aspect with 8th and 9th lord Saturn astrologically explains the spiritual bliss he has got from previous births. Mercury in his own sign in the lagna makes ‘Bhadra Mahapurush’ Yoga in the horoscope of Dalai Lama. Currently Dalai Lama is running with Vimshottari Dasha of Saturn-Mars from April 2019 to May 2020 that shows a server danger to his health and longevity. Saturn and Mars are both functional malefic for Gemini lagna showing a danger to his longevity in next one year.
Horoscope of 14th Dalai Lama
6 July 1935, 04:38 hours at China, Xizang, Taklakhar ( previously Tibet)
Longitude : 101E 40′ and Latitude 36N 20′
Time Zone: 06:00 hours
Balance of Dasha in Vimshottari: Venus 14 years 3 months 3 days
In the horoscope of 14th Dalai Lama the lagna Gemini (Mithuna) is Vargottama with Ketu placed in it. The ‘Kevalya-Karaka’ or ‘Moksha-Karaka’ Ketu is also Vargottama. The lagan lord Mercury is getting the auspicious aspect of Jupiter in both Rashi and Navamsha charts. The 9th lord Saturn is in own house in the sign Aquarius under the aspect of Jupiter. A strong Saturn in the 9th house makes one a great ‘Tapasvi’ or Monk. The retrograde Jupiter in the 5th house and a retrograde Saturn in the 9th house are making yogas for learning ‘Tantra’ or secret techniques of meditation. The retrograde planets in the trine (1st, 5th and 9th) houses gives one an inclination to go towards deep meditation or Tantrik practices as per the nature of the horoscope indicating. Similarly the malefic planets in the 5th and 9th houses from Karakamsha lagna also gives one inclination to learn ‘Tantrik’ practices as per Jaimini Sutras. But these combinations should not be used as per their literal meanings. One should analysis the divisional horoscopes and also study if other supporting yogas for spiritual practices are present in a horoscope or not ?
Dalai Lama’s Atamakaraka Mars is in Leo (Simha) in the Navamsha chart so his Karakamsha lagna is Leo. The Moon and Venus in Karakamsha lagna makes him an eloquent speaker and wonderful writer. Jupiter give its Jaimini aspect to the Karakamsha lagna making it more strong. It is rare to find a horoscope where Jupiter gives aspect to Janma lagna, Karakamsha lagan , Janama lagna lord and Navamsha lagna lord. Dalai Lama’s horoscope is very unique and amazing.
Why Dalai Lama had to fled from Tibet ?
Now notice the affliction to the 4th house from Janma lagna and Chandra lagna in the horoscope of Dalai Lama. Mars is placed in the 4th house from his Janma lagna. The 4th house from the Moon is getting the aspect of Saturn. In Navamsha Saturn aspect the 4th house where Moon is placed. So the 4th house of motherland is getting afflicted everywhere. In year 1959 , during the Tibetan uprising against the Chinese atrocities , Dalai Lama fled from Tibet and took political asylum in India. Dalai Lama came to India on 30th of March 1959 in Tezpur Assam and later setup ‘Government of Tibet in Exile’ at Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. Since then Dalai Lama lives in McLeod Ganj in a suburb of Dharamshala in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. He had given this Gemini lagna horoscope to late Pandit Hardeo Sharma Shastri Trivedi of Solan Himacahl Pradesh few decades ago. Pandit Hardeo Sharma ji passed the horoscope of Dalai Lama to my teacher Shri K.N.Rao from whom i have got the same.
When Dalai Lama had fled from Tibet he was under the Vimshottari dasha of Moon-Jupiter. In the Mithuna lagna kundali of Dalai Lama Moon is the 2nd lord and Jupiter is the 7th lord both ‘Maraka’ planets showing threat to his life then. The Chinese army wanted to capture Dalai Lama and it is said that he fled from Tibet to India with the help of CIA. Now see the Dashamsha horoscope to understand why Dalai Lama is a ‘king without his kingdom’. In Dashamsha chart of Dalai Lama the lagna lord Saturn falls in the 6th house of enemies. The 6th lord is in the 12th house with 10th lord Mars showing troubles and losses from enemies. The 4th lord Venus is in the 8th house in Dashamsha chart is with Rahu and they are getting the bad aspect of Saturn showing the loss of kingdom. This is the tragedy of Dalai Lama’s life that he has to live away from his motherland and his own people. Almost his whole life has been spend in foreign land.
Interestingly China has Capricorn lagna and Moon also in the lagna. The Dalai Lama’s Janma lagna Gemini is the 6th house from the Janma lagna and Moon of China showing enmity. Dalai Lama’s Moon is in Leo which is the 8th house of the foundation chart of China. This astrologically explain why China drove away this Tibetan head of the state from his own kingdom.
Dalai Lama’s foreign travels
Dalai Lama has traveled more than 62 countries spreading the message of peace and non-violence. He had given innumerable lectures on Buddhism, science, economics, women rights, environment, reproductive health, astronomy etc. all over the world. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 when he was under Rahu-Moon dasha in Vimshottari. Rahu is Vargottama in the 7th house showing his popularity in foreign countries. Moon is with 5th lord Venus and in mutual aspect with 9th lord Saturn in the Rashi chart.
The strong 9th lord in own house in the horoscope of Dalai Lama is under the aspect of Jupiter and Venus two benefic planets is a great combination for long foreign tours as per ‘Jataka Tattvam’ a classical text of astrology.
Now see the Vimshamsha (D-20) chart of Dalai Lama. Here the 8th house of his Janma lagna is rising and Jupiter aspect it showing mysterious spiritual linage. The lagna lord of Vimshamsha is Saturn which is with Moon and they are in mutual aspect with Jupiter the Karaka of ‘Dharma’. The 5th lord Venus and 9th lord Mercury both are exalted here. The 5th lord and 9th lords are in mutual aspect with each other at 3/9 axis of religious preaching. In the Rashi chart also this yoga is present where the 5th lord is Venus which is in the 3rd house in mutual aspect with 9th lord Saturn in the 9th house.
It is a cardinal principal of Hindu astrology that ‘if a yoga in Rashi chart repeats in the concerned divisional horoscope’ then it gives its full possible result. Notice the position of 5th lord and 9th lords in Rashi and Vimshamsha of Dalai Lama how they are connected with each other at the 3/9 axis making him an unparalleled religious preacher who got respect all over the world. He is a great philosopher of humanity and self-awareness.
Health and Longevity concern for Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama is at the age of 84 now under the ‘Maraka’ Dasha’s of Saturn-Mars ( from April 2019 to May 2020) in Vimshottari to be followed by another fatal period of Saturn-Rahu. Saturn is in mutual aspect with 2nd lord Venus so it become a ‘Maraka’ for Mithuna lagna horoscope of Dalai Lama. Mars the functional malefic for being 6th and 11th lord is giving aspect to the 7th house, a Maraka house, in Rashi chart. Saturn is in the 7th house from Moon and Mars is in the 2nd house from Moon so both becomes ‘Maraka’ from Chandra lagna also. If Dalai Lama somehow survive this fatal Saturn-Mars dasha, which ends in May 2020, then the Saturn-Rahu can also become dangerous for his health. Rahu is in the 7th house under the bad aspect of Mars.
Saturn-Mars dasha in the horoscope of Dalai Lama is running from April 2019 to May 2020. There are three important eclipses to come across the Gemini-Sagittarius axis. One is on the 26th of December 2019 a solar eclipse in Sagittarius and other two will be in June 2020 across the same axis. This is why this dasha of Saturn-Mars could be fatal for him. Saturn-Mars are in 6/8 position in both Rashi and Navamsha. In Trimshamsha Saturn and Mars are in 2/8 position which is also not good. Then Rahu sub period to follow which is in the 7th house of Rashi, Navamsha and Trimshamsha ( Read Rahu in the 7th from Ketu in Trimshamsha). So next 2 years are very dangerous for the health and longevity of Dalai Lama. The periods around December 2019 and June 2020 will be the most difficult for him.
After the demise of Dalai Lama there will be a controversy over his successor between India and China. Dalai Lama has already indicated this that he will take rebirth in India only. So Tibetan high lama’s are going to search for his reincarnation in India while China has been continuously warning that only he will decide who is going to be the next successor of Dalai Lama. It is an irony that a communist nation who do not believe in rebirth and is completely atheist from its core will do a search for reincarnation of Dalai Lama in future! So in next few years we will witness two Dalai Lama’s; one the Dalai Lama of the Tibetan heart, and one that is officially appointed by China.