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The Astrology for His Arrest, Radical Independence,
Golden, Mostly Silent Childhood, and Asthma
by Sandra Weidner

I have already written some about Osho, also known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. He was born in India as Chandra Mohan Jain. His chart was included among those of other Indian gurus in the paper on the subject of the astrology of enlightenment. Here is that link: Paper on Indian Gurus.

Having recently read his Autobiography, The Autobiography of a Spiritually Incorrect Mystic, (see Bibliography below), I became interested in more than just his astrology for spiritual attainment. He had some unusual qualities and, for an enlightened man, some unusual experiences.

Before discussing those qualities and showing their astrology, I should say a few words about this method:

This astrology uses the sidereal positions of the planets based on the Fagan-Bradley’s SVP. The following paper contains my discussion of the practical differences between Western (tropical) and Eastern (sidereal) astrology Tropical vs. Sidereal Astrology: A Discussion. An unknown percentage of tropical astrologers have taken the position that both zodiacs "work." In some ways they do. In key ways, they do not. It is the sidereal zodiac which produces the reliable research results.
Harmonics are taken from the sidereal position of the planets. The Egyptian harmonic, discussed in the paper “About This Method” (link below), is used.
”Lights” include suns, moons, and moons nodes.
This method uses only conjunctions, applying and separating squares, and oppositions. Orbs for planets with lights is 5°; without lights, about 2.5°. Orb for MC/planet or Asc/planet is 2°. Planets so related to each other are referred to as in the same “set.” A set, then, is two or more planets (or an Angle) connected to each other through conjunction, square, and opposition within the defined orbs. The set is more active if it contains a light, and less active without one. Learning to look in terms of “crosses” can be helpful in rapidly finding planets that are in the same set.
Because this approach uses both a birth and conception chart and they share the same axis, birth houses usually overlap different houses of the conception chart. These are called “house overlaps.” House overlaps play an important part in this astrology as investigation of the charts below (and in other papers) will show. Throughout this paper I use the convention when writing about house overlaps of putting the birth house first, then the conception house. So, for instance, a “5th/1st” overlap refers to an overlap of birth 5th house with conception 1st house in that order.
Birth planets (including their harmonics) rule only birth houses. Conception planets (including their harmonics) rule only conception houses.
For a more thorough explanation of this astrological approach, refer to this site’s papers entitled “About This Method” as well as the one entitled "Chart Reading Rules." The latter paper includes empirically-principles derived over thirty years for reading these charts. There is also a link to the method paper at the bottom of every paper.
About This Method
Chart Reading Rules
In the partial charts shown below, birth planets and their harmonics are inside the circle. Conception planets and their harmonics are outside the circle. Conception sidereal planets are red; conception harmonic ones, black. Birth sidereal planets are blue; birth harmonic ones, green. Occasionally, because of space limitations, I have had to violate this inside/outside arrangement, but the color coding remain constant.

Now we can begin examining some of Osho's astrology.

Osho’s Unusual Traits
His autobiography states that for the first seven years of his life Osho was raised by his maternal grandparents, who loved him dearly. They, especially his maternal grandmother, were keen to raise him so that his essence (which we could perhaps describe as God-given nature) could shine forth. They gave him freedom to do what he wanted according to his likes and whims. That approach was perhaps comparable to the practices followed in the English school named Summerhill, run by A.S. Neill, where no child was forced to go to school even if he chose never to go. Oddly for a young child, Osho often chose to sit in silence, in a meditative state, often in nature, much of the time. It is an unusual predilection in a child. He was not interested in playing with other children. Early on, he was radically separate and radically silent.

Osho’s childhood silence is particularly interesting because his 7th chart (the one that most describes our personality) contains four lights in Gemini. Both harmonic suns are at 12 Gemini 10. His c7 harmonic moon is at 2 Gemini 05. His c moon is at 13 Gemini 34. That is a lot of Gemini/mercury. Lights show our fundamental forms of consciousness. They express, so to speak, all the time. Planets do not. They need to be in a set with lights or Angles in order to express.

Gemini is ruled by mercury. The planet mercury and the sign Gemini are highly correlated with emphasis on thinking, speaking, communicating, writing, information, and facts Some one with moon in Gemini, for instance, can remain silent a lot if they write more than they talk, such as occurs with prolific novelists. But their kind of silence does not free them from the intense mental involvement associated with Gemini, the talk just goes interior rather than exterior to emerge later as exterior via the books. However, Osho's books were almost all (all?) transcripts of his talks, so in his adulthood his Gemini lights achieved full expression.

Some one with a strong Gemini emphasis can, with effort, choose silence. Sri Meher Baba, also known as “the Silent Guru,” did not speak for thirteen years. During that time all his communications took place through an alphabet board. He had moon conjunct uranus in Gemini with influence to a Midheaven, making it forefront. Our moons represent forms of consciousness we automatically gravitate towards, coins we spend often and mostly unconsciously. Therefore, they consume much of our energy. I never read Meher Baba’s reason for becoming silent. I understand that by curtailing his speech, he plugged the energy leak represented by his moon/uranus in Gemini, that is, his usually constant wish to verbalize. Presumably he used the energy so liberated for enhancing awareness.

But, Meher Baba was an adult when he chose silence. Osho was just a little kid. He also chose not to go to school. Unlike the situation at Summerhill, no other children were around who also were not going to school. We know that, first as a teacher of philosophy, and then as a spiritual teacher whose talks became over 60 books, Osho’s Gemini lights were in evidence in his life, just later, after he grew up. What, then, in early childhood could have inhibited, or re-directed, so powerful an urge to communicate? What is the astrology of silence for a little kid?

The 1st chart contains information about the identity, along with its somatic consequences, formed in our earliest years—up to, I believe, age 7. It shows who we are independent of our relations with others.. If we were to live on a desert island our whole lives, our 1st chart identity would predominate. As it is, almost all of us live our lives actively inter-twined with others, so we live mostly out of our 7th chart, the chart which shows “who-I-am-with-and-through-others.”

Since Osho himself made the choice for silence and made it very young, we have to presume his choice was made out of the possibilities presented by his 1st chart identity. Let’s look:

Partial Harmonic Chart for the 1st House

Placidus: c11--5Sag, c12--30Sag, c2--9Pis, c3--12Ari b11--9Pis, b12--15Ari, b2--15Gem, b3--9Can

Set (1) above shows b1 mercury conjunct birth North Node in Pisces in conception 1st house (in the 1st chart, all emphasizing early childhood and early identity). Mercury in Pisces puts an emphasis on imagination and sensitivity to aspects of existence unappreciated by those of us without it. It is the hardly verbal at all. Its conjunction to North Node shows his (exploration of) silence will provide him with many positive (North Node) experiences.

Set (2) contains the conjunction of uranus in Pisces with c North Node. North Node behavior is always our most “rewarded,” most alive behavior. Uranus symbolizes originality, intuition, radical independence, iconoclasm, and cutting one’s own path. President Obama has a conjunction of NN to uranus in Leo in his 10th house—the astrological foundation for the wild popularity of his advocacy of “change.” Radical liberal Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren, appointed by politically conservative Richard Nixon, had uranus conjunct his Midheaven. Had Nixon understood astrology, he would not have appointed Warren.

Set (2) influences B MC because uranus rules it, so this set is forefront. B MC is in conception 1st house. So, Osho’s conjunction of North Node to uranus is forefront in his 1st chart (about early childhood) and in his 1st house in that chart, again, about the early years. There is a strong, very early emphasis on originality.

Sets (1) and (2) together, therefore, show a radically independent child with a happy propensity to silence..

Above we also stated that Osho’s childhood was one in which he felt almost exceptionally secure and loved. He, himself, referred to it as his “golden years.” What is the astrology for a golden childhood?

“Golden” is demonstrated by strong, even excessive benefic influence. Beneficence arrives through venus and jupiter, the lesser and greater benefics. They are the planets that comprise the golden benefic which I have written about in other papers. The part of life they make golden depends on the chart they are in. For the lottery, they occur strong in 2nd (personal finances) and 8th (shared finances) charts. For fame they occur strong in the 10th chart (social identity and career). For Osho’s golden childhood, we are again going to check his 1st chart for predominance of those benefics :

Partial Harmonic Chart for the 1st House

Placidus: c11--5Sag, c12--30Sag, c2--9Pis, c3--12Ari b11--9Pis, b12--15Ari, b2--15Gem, b3--9Can

In Set (1) we see Osho’s conception Ascendant in the same set with venus and jupiter, making a golden benefic (the “light” here is C Asc, which has a 2° orb). Venus rules C MC and c3rd house. Jupiter rules b 8th and co-rules (15 of 25°) b 7th house. Because venus rules C MC, Set (1) influences two Angles—C Asc and C MC.

Golden benefics are comprised of light/venus/jupiter, with venus and jupiter being conjunction or square but not opposition. At least, when opposition they fight each other rather than cooperate for the "great good" they together can produce. When on an Angle, "Angle" can substitute for "light." Golden benefics are not truly golden unless they also influence an Angle, either being on it or influencing it through a ruler. When they do, they operate to produce luck and success throughout life in the areas and charts they influence.

We saw the NN/uranus part of Set (2) above, as Set (2) in the first partial chart above demonstrating the astrology of his radical independence. Here I show the whole set. It includes Node/moon/venus/jupiter/uranus/uranus—another golden benefic! In fact, since b venus in this set rules B Asc, and since b uranus rules B MC, this set influences two Angles.

All four of Osho’s Angles in his 1st chart are influenced by golden benefics. With astrology like this, it would be hard to have a more golden beginning. So, the predominant benefics in this chart, his 1st, represent his golden childhood.

Osho had some health problems in childhood. But, as I understand it, they were not severe. They became worse as he matured. To my memory his autobiography does not mention asthma, but it does mention ill health. Wikipedia (page 4) for November 12, 2009, under the paragraph heading “Ashram in Pune: 1974-1981,” stated that “he had developed diabetes, asthma and numerous allergies.” Born in 1931, these were definitely problems of his adulthood. We do not know when they started, nor how severe they became. Asthma can disappear after childhood, but it can continue on into adulthood and can even—as my recent paper on asthma shows—develop in adulthood. That paper (here is the link: Paper on Asthma) showed the significators for this disease. They usually occur in the 1st chart. They include mars and neptune influence to Angles, 3rd, and 6th houses (and sometimes the 8th). The path is Angle/mars/neptune/3rd/6th/(8th) and it sometimes includes saturn. Those times when saturn is also forefront, the attacks become life-threatening. Does Osho’s 1st chart contain the significators for asthma?

[A terrically interesting paper showing asthma--or at least strong allergies--hidden by some astrology which temporarily canceled it is found in the paper about Bruce Lee's death. Here is the link: The 1st Chart Astrology of Bruce Lee's Death).]

Returning to Osho's asthma...

Partial Harmonic Chart for the 1st House

Placidus: c11--5Sag, c12--30Sag, c2--9Pis, c3--12Ari b11--9Pis, b12--15Ari, b2--15Gem, b3--9Can

Set (1) shows Osho’s Asc/mars set. In this case mars co-rules (20 of 35°) b 6th house.

Set (2) shows his C MC in the same set with neptune.

So far he does have the Angle/mars and Angle/neptune. What do his 3rd and 6th houses in this chart look like?

Set (3) starts out wide orbed. It shows b1 mercury, b NN (we saw this already above in his astrology for silence), and b mars, co-ruler (20 of 35°) of b 6th house. This by itself shows a mars influence to a 6th house. B1 neptune is also part of this set, but widely so, being 4° 24’ from the light, b NN, with an acceptable orb being no greater than 5°. However, b1 neptune is retrograde, so it is moving toward the node. Here is a table showing its movement (progressions) over the latter part of his lifetime (he was born on 12-11-1931):

Date pb1 neptunepb1 saturnpb1 NN
12-11-197011 Pisces 20R6 Taurus 2813 Scorpio 21
12-11-198010 Pisces 40R10 Taurus 0110 Scorpio 34
12-11-198510 Pisces 19R11 Taurus 449 Scorpio 52
1-19-1990 (death)9 Pisces 59R13 Taurus 118 Scorpio 26

Two significant statements can be made from the information provided by the above table.

(1) Neptune started out 4° 24’ minutes from the node, and ended only 1° 47’ minutes from it. His significators for asthma were getting closer, therefore, more intense with age..

(2) The date of December 11, 1980 falls within the time period (1974-1981) when he was in Pune, when (re-quoting above) “he had developed diabetes, asthma and numerous allergies.” On that date pb1 neptune was at 10 Pisces 40R, 2° 18’ from b North Node. So, it was less close than it became later (!° 47’ at death), but the simultaneous progression of pb1 saturn and pb1 North Node to his C MC at 10 Scorpio 11 then gave him Angles influenced by: (1) light/saturn, (2) by mars, and (3) by neptune. Summed, Angle/light/mars/saturn/neptune is the significator for siege conditions. When the path is the same as that for asthma, the “siege” consists of powerful allergic or asthmatic reactions.

Osho definitely had the astrology for asthma.

I would include the significators for diabetes but at present do not know what they are (if they exist).

Continuing on to another unusual part of his life, I need to take some space to set the conditions up. From mid-1981 to late 1985, when Ronald Reagan was President, Osho lived in the United States on a ranch and commune founded in mostly desert land in eastern Oregon called Big Muddy Ranch. Later, it was incorporated as the city named Rajneeshpuram. Almost from the beginning the commune had differences with local residents and was besieged by legal problems. This could not be too surprising considering how radical a free thinker Osho was. Once he started talking, thereafter he never once (that we can read of) curtailed his speech for the sake of peace. That may have worked for him, but was bound create problems when adopted as an attitude by his followers.

Also during this period of 1981 to 1985 Osho apparently slid toward predicting the end of the world in the 1990s (I cannot find the original article to cite this—not, I think, his autobiography.). End of world predictions constitute a sure sign a leader has become frighteningly eccentric. Other religious teachers have predicted an end to the world that has never come. (One of them was the psychic/clairvoyant leader. J.Z. Knight). It generally implies s/he has gone over some precipice not well understood by the rest of us, foreshadowing clashes with local, state, and federal governments. End-of-the-world rhetoric makes the hairs of legal authorities stand on end. What, they start wondering, are they going to do about this crackpot?

Osho had, then, a reputation as some one living too close to the edge. But that was not his only problem. In his autobiography, Osho notes that in an interview he was called by some people “the sex guru.” I discussed the astrological source of this reputation—c7 South Node at 10 Scorpio 56 conjunct C MC at 10 Scorpio 11—in the paper on gurus. When some one has an elevated (near MC) South Node, or has it on his Ascendant, it automatically brings him bad press. Every one has South Nodes (which contain their bad press), but only those with them near the Asc or MC bear the brunt of their negative “publicity,” be it overt or covert. Here is what Osho said about his reputation as the sex guru:

I have written one book—not written, my discourses have been collected in it—it is called “From Sex to Superconsciousness.” Since then, hundreds of my books have been published but nobody seems to read any other—not in India. They all read “From Sex to Superconsciousness.” They all criticize it also, they are all against it. Articles are still being written, books are written against it, and mahatmas go on objecting to it. And no other book is mentioned, no other book is looked at. Do you understand? As if I had written only one book…(pp. 129-130)
The book, “From Sex to Superconsciousness,” is not about sex, it is about superconsciousness…(p. 130)
I have never taught “free sex.” What I have been teaching is the sacredness of sex…This is that idiotic Indian yellow journalism that has confined my whole philosophy to two words….I have published four hundred books—only one book is concerned with sex. Three hundred ninety-nine books nobody bothers about; only one book that is concerned with sex—and that too is not for sex. That too is about how to transform sex energy into spiritual energy. It is really antisex! (p. 132)

As I understand it, Osho taught, to those interested, the sexual part of Tantra (which is only a small part of it). Tantra is an ancient Hindu/Eastern discipline aimed at using sexual energy for spiritual transformation. It is not for every one, and probably not for most people, but for those who could use it properly, it turned out to be a potent technique. For those who want to read more, here is what Wikipedia (11-13-09) has on Tantra:


So, living on a commune with followers who adored him and with a reputation for “free sex” and dire predictions, during the early 80s Osho was inadvertently courting trouble. And he got it.

On October 28, 1985, he, along with some followers, was arrested without warrant on an airstrip in Charlotte, North Carolina. They had cash and jewelry worth $1 million and, according to some, were on their way to Bermuda. His autobiography states that some of his followers spirited him out of town because they were concerned about an armed raid by law enforcement. (This was before the April 19, 1993 meltdown at Waco, Texas between David Koresh and followers and the Bureau of Alcohol and Firearms. It was also before the August, 1992 incident between Randy Weaver, U.S. Marshals and FBI known as Ruby Ridge [Idaho] in which Weaver’s pregnant wife was killed by law enforcement officials.)

In North Carolina those traveling with Osho were released. Osho, however, was “displayed in chains, held first in North Carolina, then Oklahoma (incognito), and finally Portland.” (from Wikipedia, p. 9) Law enforcement took six days to transport him across country from North Carolina to Oregon.

Some time later, on the advice of his attorneys, Osho reluctantly pleaded no contest to two of the thirty-four charges against him. He also agreed to leave the country. We want to follow his route home:

On November 14, 1985 he left the United States for India. There his protégés ran into visa problems, so they left India.
January 3, 1986, with his followers, Osho left India for Nepal. He was allowed to stay there as long as he did not speak against Hinduism (Nepal being a Hindu country). Osho stated he never knew what he was going to say in his talks, which were spontaneous, so couldn’t honor that condition. He (they) left Nepal for Greece.
February 16, 1986 he arrived in Greece. On March 5 Greek police arrived to arrest him and he was deported.
He left for Geneva, but there was not even allowed to de-plane.
Then he went to Sweden, land of a very old and progressive democracy, homeland of Dag Hammarskjöld. Osho wanted to stay overnight to rest. He and his companions were given visas for seven days. Immediately thereafter police arrived and cancelled the visas and told them to leave.
They headed for London. I am not sure from his biography exactly what happened in London, but they soon headed for Ireland. There they received visas for seven days which were also later cancelled. They stayed there fifteen days without visa. On the day they left, a minister informed members of parliament that they had never been in Ireland.
March 18, 1986 Osho’s jet landed in Madrid, Spain and was surrounded by Guardia Civil while the Uruguayan consul stamped Uruguayan passports in the visas of Osho and his attendants.
The next stop was Dacca, Senegal, for an overnight stay in a hotel before traveling on to Uruguay. According to the biography, on that same day “the European Parliament discusses a motion to prevent Osho from entering any European Commonwealth country.” (p. 263)
On April 12, 1986 he moved into a large house near the sea in Punta del Este, Uruguay, resuming daily talks with a group then of twenty to thirty people. Again quoting his biography, “The Uruguayan government had originally issued a one-year residency permit for Osho, with the intention of extending it to three years and eventually granting him citizenship. By early June, however, the government is under pressure from the Americans not to allow Osho to settle. In mid-June the American government delivers an ultimatum to the Uruguayan president: deport Osho from the country or risk losing billions of dollars in U.S. aid. Reluctantly, he complies. (p. 264)
June 19, 1986 Osho flew from Uruguay to Jamaica, where he had a two-week visa. But, the following morning police told him to leave.
June 20, 1986 Osho and companions flew to Lisbon, Portugal, where they stayed quietly in a rented villa for a few weeks. Then, police surrounded his villa, and on
July 30, 1986, they flew to Bombay, India. They spent five months in Bombay before returning to Osho’s commune in Pune, India on December 30, 1986. There he remained without legal incident until his death on January 19, 1990.

Osho’s troubles with the law were extraordinary. He was a spiritual leader. True, he was an almost obsessive s—t disturber, but as far as I know, was never convicted of any crime in any country. Under legal siege, he agreed to his deportation from the United States. Following that, he was either deported or found persona non grata in one (usually) Western country after another for the next eight and one-half months. In effect, if not in actual fact, during that time he was a “stateless” person.

Trouble with the law occurs through the 9th house. If the trouble is very public, that is, part of one’s social image, it will show up in the 10th chart. It will also show in the 7th chart.

In this paper I show the condition of his 10th chart and its progressions for his arrest on October 28, 1985:

Partial Harmonic Chart for the 10th House

Placidus: c11--5Sag, c12--30Sag, c2--9Pis, c3--12Ari b11--9Pis, b12--15Ari, b2--15Gem, b3--9Can

Set (1) above shows the “fault” in his 10th chart that suggests at some time in his life he may have trouble with the law. It does not have a light and includes mercury/mars/saturn/pluto. It influences b 9th house through b10 saturn, which rules b 9th house. It influences an Angle through c mars, which rules C MC.

By itself Set (1) could not precipitate legal challenges because its orbs are too great. But, the distance between the important planets in this set, mars and saturn, is 1° 58’, just acceptably within the 2° orb for planets without lights. Since mars rules C MC, and saturn rules b 9th, and these two planets comprise the lesser and greater malefics, they represent the public legal problems. Still, an Angle progressing to saturn would be out of orb from it by the time it hit mars unless there was simultaneous progression of a light or a return light. It is a weak fault, but a fault nonetheless.

Since Set (1) cannot fully represent Osho’s problems with the law (and also with foreign countries since both of them are represented by the 9th house), his 10th chart must contain other indicators for his arrest, deportation, etc.

Note that both of his 9th houses are influenced by saturn:

(a) B 9th house is ruled by b saturn.
(b) C 9th house contains C Asc in Capricorn, which is ruled by c saturn.
Therefore, all four of Osho’s 10th chart saturns are potential troublemakers, creating legal problems. In this chart his worst set with saturn has already been shown in Set (1) above. That set is not horrific, it just suggests, if other timing factors work out, that he could have trouble in foreign countries or with the law, or both.

His susceptibility to becoming an “out-law” is at its highest when any mars progresses to any of his saturns (all of which influences 9th houses). He is especially susceptible, however, when it is c mars because c mars, by ruling C MC, brings the progressed set forefront.

As it turned out, his original conception mars was involved in his arrest. It had been contacted by progressed b saturn, ruler of b 9th house. The two of them were on an progressed Angle. Here is the set:

Set (2)c mars4 Cancer 07ruler of C MC
pb saturn3 Capricorn 55ruler of b 9th house
pC MC4 Capricorn 16
return MC for Charlotte, NC4 Aries 31
pB-Loc MC for Charlotte3 Capricorn 45

Set (2) shows a progression of saturn and an Angle to c mars, made even more potent by the addition of Locality Angles. (Because all the planets in this set are non-harmonic, this set also occurs in his 7th chart.)

What else?

Set (3)pC Asc15 Aries 07
pc10 mars15 Libra 49ruler of C MC
return South Node15 Libra 29

Set (3) shows an additional Angle/mars influencing two Angles, C Asc and C MC..

In addition, pc mars at 13 Cancer 49 was conjunct return Asc at 13 Cancer 31 (and in his 7th chart conjunct b7 SN at 13 Cancer 49). Return uranus was at 19 Scorpio 49 opposing his B Asc at 20 Taurus 10. Though neither had lights, his c venus, ruler of c 9th house and c jupiter, the planet of luck, had both had saturn progressed conjunct them. Finally, return saturn was at 29 Libra 33 in the same set with his C Asc at 29 Capricorn 52.

Osho’s final major 10th chart progression was somewhat chilling. It was a good indicator of his functional “statelessness” following his arrest:

Set (4)c North Node21 Pisces 13
b uranus21 Pisces 41ruler of B MC
progressed b10 pluto21 Pisces 47R(coming from 5 Aries 04 at birth)

As already stated, uranus conjunct the North Node favors iconoclastic and individualistic behavior and growth through same. But, in Pisces, it also indicates possible sudden (uranus) suffering (Pisces). This is particularly true once pluto progressed to it. NN/uranus/pluto in Pisces suggest a sudden (uranus), radical change (pluto) into the egoless state (or stateless ego?) signified by Pisces. Lighted, forefront pluto in Pisces is no joke.

We have another spiritual teacher whose 10th chart astrology shows frequent run-ins with the law. Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science, was not on the wrong side of the law, but she was sued a great deal. She also usually won. Here is the set in her 10th chart that demonstrates that susceptibility:

Mary Baker Eddy
Partial Harmonic Chart for the 10th House

Placidus: c11—11Gem, c12—13Can, c2—4Vir, c3—2Lib b11—24Lib, b12—14Sco, b2—12Cap, b3—24Aqu

Set (1) includes sun/node/venus/venus/mars/jupiter/saturn/pluto. C venus rules C MC and b jupiter rules B Asc, so this set influences two Angles. B sun rules b 9th house (the law). B mars rules b 12th house, which may or may not be important. B saturn rules b 2nd house (of personal finances). In being sued, Mrs. Eddy’s 10th chart was demonstrating the light/mars/saturn influence to an Angle and 9th house. But, when she won, it was demonstrating the light/venus/jupiter influence to her b 9th house.

In this paper I have covered Osho’s astrology for his early and lifelong radical independence, for his early interest in silence, for his asthma, and for his long-drawn-out run-in with the law in 1985-86. Of these, the astrology of asthma has been preceded by a paper on that subject setting forth significators for asthma.

I would like to have been there to hear what his lawyers said to Osho when they counseled him to plead no contest to two of the thirty-four charges against him. At that point their hair was probably standing on end. What could they have said? Was it, “look, you have angered some really powerful people, so consider yourself lucky to leave town”? Did they know then what those powerful people were saying? Was it something like, “We are going to teach that guy a lesson he won’t forget!” And, no doubt, they did. They gave him an experience likely limited mostly to truly nefarious war criminals.

Too, one wonders if Osho saw it coming. No way to tell. Other than being (too late) on his way “out of town,” his biography does not indicate how much he knew. Likely, he would not have changed his course. He was truly outspoken—some would say foolhardy, something one gets a sense of in reading his autobiography.

What we appear to be seeing here, through Osho’s astrology, is the fact that the identity which was Osho came with a certain amount of karma. And, as shown in the paper on Mary Baker Eddy, that identity continues socially, especially for prominent people, long after death. That is why, when inducted in 1995 into the National Hall of Fame, it showed in her progressed astrology.

Photo Credits
Photo of lotus is by Michael Babcock.

The Autobiography of a Spiritually Incorrect Mystic,by Osho (Chandra Mohan Jain, also known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh), Edited by Sarito Carol Neiman, Research by Ma Yoga Bhakti. May 2000: Osho International Foundation. For information, address St. Martin’s Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.

Data Acknowledgments
Individuals are listed in the order in which they occurred in this paper Letters following each name show the Rodden rating.

Osho (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh) (A)
Birth: 12/11/1931, 5:13 p.m. IST, Kutchwada, India. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough.
Conception:2/28/1931, 6:00:48 a.m. IST, Kutchwada, India.

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