The Dalai Lama's Astrological Chart
The Dalai Lama tells us in his biography, "Freedom in Exile," that his birthday is July 6, 1935 and his time of birth is estimated to be between 5:30 and 6:30 in the morning.
He is a very important public and religious figure with six million Tibetans believing that he is the reincarnation of the Divine Presence and several other entities including the Buddha of Compassion.
This Dalai Lama is known for his light hearted and sometimes even spacey responses to the issues of the day. He laughs a lot and does not seem that grounded at times nor does he seem ambitious. This could be due to the complete lack of planets in fire signs in his chart. This would also be the mark of a true pacifist. No fire in a horoscope chart means passivity. No wonder he won a Nobel Peace Prize!
The Dalai Lama is a double water horoscope sign with both his Sun and Moon in the sign of Cancer. This would make him very intuitive and also very interested in the occult. Crabs also live a sheltered life inside their shell so it is also possible that he is shielded from many realities in his own way.
Like many celebrities, The Dalai Lama also has a stallion in his astrology chart, which means three or more planets in one house. This religious ruler has three planets in his third house in Virgo. They are Venus, Uranus, and the Moon. Once again, this makes for a very dispassionate person, as Virgo is a very cold sign to have the moon and Venus in. It is also an indication of someone who is repressed sexually or who has trouble relating to women. His planetary configurations really do agree with the reality of his life as a monk who spends almost all of his time exclusively in male company.
The Dalai Lama also has Mars in the Twelfth House, which is the house of death and war. It is possible that this Dalai Lama, who has already had quite a violent life, is at risk of further violence or assassination. Mars is a very aggressive planet and it is accompanied in the twelfth house by Chiron, which is an asteroid that has to do with karma. It is also the house of secrets and it seems that The Dalai Lama and his Tibetan Order do have many. Mars is also in Gemini, which is not the fairest of signs in any way. It also indicates a double or duplicity in some ways, thus feeding the rumor mill that this Dalai Lama is actually not the "real" one and that the real "Dalai Lama" is squirreled away so that he is safe from kidnappers.
The Dalai Lama may also be "only human" after all. His Cancer Sun has a hard aspect to his Twelfth House Mars which means at times he can be thoughtless, rude, selfish and prone to sudden rages. The Sun also squares Mars, which means that despite a pacifist appearance, revenge is often on this person's mind.
Donna West is a professional writer and researcher on psychics and astrology.