Dalai Lama XIV

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Dalai Lama XIV Gender: M
Tenzin Gyatso
born on 6 July 1935 at 04:38 (= 04:38 AM )
Place Taktser (Xizang Z. Tibet), China, 36n23, 101e52
Timezone LMT m101e52 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 12°55' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 09°44 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 09°53'

Dalai Lama XIV (2013)
photo: Niccolò Caranti, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Tibetan supreme spiritual ruler of his country, in exile. Some six million Tibetans believe him to be the reborn soul of Buddha of Compassion, the Protector of the Land of Snows, the Holder of the White Lotus, the Mighty of Speech, Tibet's Wish-Fulfilling Gem, and Kundun-the Presence.

Born in a small village in Tibet to farmer parents, he was the fifth of seven children. When the 13th Dalai Lama died in 1933, Tibetan elders searched through the nation's children to find him in this, his 14th incarnation. When the search party reached his parent's mud and stone house in Taktser in 1937, the toddler passed a series of tests: He named the monk leading the search, and he picked out several objects that had belonged to his predecessor.

The young boy was proclaimed the Dalai Lama and installed on the Lion Throne in the thousand-room palace in Lhasa, Tibet's holy city. His parents were not only greatly honored but given property and gifts. A regent ruled Tibet until the boy was old enough to assume his destined role. Though he was given a thorough spiritual education, he was nonetheless a kid, and played a kid's tricks and games, sometimes getting into trouble and scolded. He insists that he has no regrets about a lost childhood. "The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life," he says. "It should be something useful, something good."

The country was invaded by Chinese communists in 1950 and three years ahead of schedule, the 15-year-old boy was given political and religious authority under difficult circumstances. The Chinese claimed they came to "liberate" Tibet from the "poison of imperialism and religion." In 1959, when Chinese forces drew close to Lhasa, threatening his life, His Holiness, accompanied by a few close advisors and family members, fled to India on 3/31/1959. As a result of Chinese occupation, more than a million have died, some 80,000 have fled the country and some 6,000 Buddhist monasteries have been destroyed. To the Chinese, he is such a formidable figure that people in Tibet are forbidden to carry or even display his likeness.

The Dalai Lama's home is about 150 miles from the country he leads, in a remote corner of northern India that is reached only after a difficult journey between mountain crags and steep drops. He lives an ascetic and celibate existence, rising at 3:30 AM for his first hours of prayer. His diet is simple with a small amount of meat. Though Buddhists avoid killing animals for food, they do eat meat when killed by others. He exercises, and pays great attention to the news, enjoying nature and science stories. His hobby is fixing watches, but he "totally blanks out" with computers.

Calling himself the "simple monk" he is famously cheerful with an infectious, uninhibited chortle. Since winning the Nobel Peace Prize on 10/05/1989, he has become increasingly familiar to Westerners. He welcomes the attention of Hollywood stars which helps illuminate his lifelong pacifist goal of returning his people to Tibet.

On 1/27/2002, the Dalai Lama was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai, India with a bowel infection.

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  • friend relationship with Ludwig, Klemens (born 23 December 1955). Notes: Ludwig wrote a biography on Dalai Lama
  • (has as) protégé relationship with Runyon, Poke (born 3 July 1935)


  • Social : Great Publicity 1937 (Discovered, named Dalai Lama)
  • Social : Change of Lifestyle 31 March 1959 (Went into exile)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Health : Decumbiture 27 January 2002 (Hospital with bowel infection)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

The Dalai-Lama gave July 6, 1935 in his autobiography "Freedom in Exile." David Fisher quotes Valerie Matthews of Scotland for a letter from Pema Dorjee at the office of his Holiness that gave "between 5:30 and 6:30 in the morning." Sally Thibodeau quotes Dalai Lama, My Son, which is the story of his mother told to her granddaughter. On p. 89 his mother is quoted as saying he "was born early in the morning, before sunrise." (LMR calculates sunrise at that date and location as 4:50 AM.)

Dermod Moore of London writes on 12/12/2000, "Freda Edis of The Faculty of Astrological Studies here says: In 'Kundun, A Biography of the Dalai Lama by Mary Craig - pub: Harper Collins,1997, gives Taktser, Tibet, "sunrise". Mary Craig was in contact with the Dalai Lama when she wrote the book. Taktser is what is given in most biographies. It is a small village in the province of Amdo about 15 km from the nearest town of Siling, or Sining, as it is sometimes called. That part of Amdo was in Tibet at the time of the DL's birth, but may now be part of the Chinese province of Kansu, of which Langchow is the chief city. These borderlands have long been in dispute between the Tibetans and the Chinese.

Bordoni had quoted her friend Marco Columbro, a well-known TV actor and a fine astrologer, who visited Tibet where he met and asked the Dalai Lama his data, while making a documentary for Italian TV, and Columbro related the answer as "shortly before noon." On 12/19/2000, Grazia Bordoni writes that there was a misunderstanding with Marco Columbro. " Marco had an interview with Dalai Lama, spoke with him, but he didn't ask his birthtime. The birthtime he gave me (11.45) was published in a book by Luciana Maringeli, no source."

(Prior to this, Abayakoon gave December 18, 1933, 00:41 AM, AQ Fall/1959. AQ Summer/1962 same, adding "The "overshadowing" took place June 6, 1935, 10:10 AM, Amdo, Chinghai. Jim Eshelman quotes George Cecil Nixon in "Raman's Astrology" magazine that the 13th Dalai Lama died 12/17/1933. An auxiliary clause in the Official Lama Rule-book states that the soul goes to dwell in a sacred lake for 49 days before reincarnating."

His birth name is given as Lhamo Dhondrub on the internet; it may be that Tenzin Gyatso was given to him later - or v.v. Tenzin Gyatso was the first name that LMR recorded along with the data c. 1970.

In January 2001, Suzie Cox confirmed that she had been requested to delineate the chart of the Dalai Lama and was given the following data: July 6 1935, 5-6 am around sunrise)Taktser, Tibet.

Mark McDonough inquired of Buddhist Jhampa Shaneman, who replied, " Rectified to 4:38 am; Tengstar, Tibet. See Diki Tsering, "Dalai Lama, My Son."

Mary Ardley states (November 2002), " Back in the mid 1970s a friend of mine asked the Dalai Lama's elder sister what time he was born. She said that he was born in the middle of the night. As it was she herself who delivered him I think it likely that her information can be relied on (though I fear that she is no longer living to be able to confirm this.) By careful observation I have estimated that the ascending sign must be Aries,and have good reason to believe it to be about the 26th degree, as predictions made by using that degree are working out very correctly." As Tibet is officially part of China in 2010, the birth country was changed.


  • Traits : Body : Race (Asian, Tibet)
  • Traits : Personality : Disciplined (Frugal life style)
  • Traits : Personality : Gracious/ sociable
  • Traits : Personality : Personality robust
  • Traits : Personality : Principled strongly
  • Traits : Personality : Unique (Profound impact on his age)
  • Family : Childhood : Family large (Seven)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Fifth of seven)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Exile in India)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Celibacy/ Minimal
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ eastern
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize (1989)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Spiritual leader)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book