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Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize
for Literature a Comparison to
Jean-Paul Sartre

Jyotish Star November 2016

by Christina Collins

Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman), received the 2016 Nobel prize for Literature and is the first laureate chosen to receive the award for lyrics as written by a musician. This is only the second time that an American has received the Nobel prize for literature.

His award will be bestowed on December 10th, in Stockholm, Sweden. At this initial writing his notification on October 13, 2016 had yet to be acknowledged by him or others that have been notified. After a delay of over a week, he has acknowledged the honor and plans to attend the ceremony.

We have birth times for both Sartre and Dylan so we can study their natal charts, and the chart of the day of the announcement each received the news that they were selected as Laureates of the Nobel Prize for Literature. We have the announcement day of record:

1964 Jean-Paul Sartre Turns Down Nobel Prize

The French existentialist philosopher and writer published a letter in the newspaper Le Figaro to explain why he did not want to accept the Nobel Prize for Literature he had been awarded the day before on October 22. In his letter, he said he did not want to take sides in the East and West struggle of the Cold War, by accepting an award that was given out by Western institutions.

John-Paul SartreBob Dylan
John-Paul Sartre was Scorpio Rising 21°12Bob Dylan is Scorpio Rising 27°16
Xiting Mars was at 28°38 Cancer AshleshaXiting Mars was at 16°44 Sag Purva Ashada
Dasa was Venus/Venus/VenusDasa was Mercury/Mercury/Mercury
Jupiter in 7th in Taurus at 1'43 KrittikaJupiter in 7th in Taurus at 6'37 Krittika
Mercury at 3'52 Gemini in 8th in MrigashiraMercury in 8th in Gemini at 00'00 Mrigashira
Born in Sade Sati MO at 3'08 Dhanishta Aqu.Born in Sade Sati MO at 2828 Aries Krittika
and Saturn at 10'18 Aquand Saturn at 27'02 Aries Krittika
Nobel Prize awarded:Nobel Prize awarded:
Xiting Moon in Purva PhalguniXiting Moon in Satabisha (Rahu star)
Xiting Dasa: Venus/Saturn/VenusXiting Dasa: Rahu/Moon/Rahu
Exalted Rahu Xiting over natal JupiterRahu/Ketu/Saturn/Moon all at 18 degrees.
by degree born in Sade SatiXiting Saturn aspects Xiting Rahu in P.Phal (Venus star)
Moon at 3'08 Aquarius DhanishtaXiting Saturn at 18'51 Scorpio opposite
Saturn at 10'18 Aquarius Satabishanatal Venus at 19'56 Taurus
Xiting Venus at 00'00 Scorpio in 6/8 with natal Mercury
at 00'00 Gemini.

Venus is the karaka (signification planet) for literature and publishing. Sartre was just beginning Venus Dasa with navamsa natal Venus in the 10th with lord of the 7th Moon in Malavya Yoga (Venus in its own sign in an angle from both the moon in Libra (by conjunction) and in the strongest 10th kendra (angle) from the Lagna (rising sign) of Capricorn)

For Dylan, Mercury (the karaka planet for writing and communication) dasa was in place, with 0000 natal Mercury, lord of 8 (hiding) and 11th (fame) transiting in exaltation in shubra ketari yoga (taking the Sun as a benefic as raja yoga conferring lord of the 10th) in his 11th house of gains which has natally 30 (high) ashtakavarga points, and the announcement day was in 11th (using noon, the solar chart which puts the sun on the midheaven) also in high ashtakavarga of 35 points of house strength).

Congratulations Bob Dylan!

Christina Collins Biography

Christina CollinsChristina Collins, Jyotish Visharada, CVA, Jyotish Kovid, ICAS and CVA, Jyotish Vachaspati, ICAS, Jyotish Medha Pragya, ICAS and Jyotish Mahasagara from Raman and Rajeshwari Foundation 2013, is a third generation Astrologer specializing in the Vedic system. She received her honorary titles from the late Dr. B.V. Raman, former President of the ICAS (Indian Council for Astrological Sciences) in New Delhi and Bangalore, India, from CVA (Council for Vedic Astrology, USA), from the ICAS in Bangalore, from the Raman and Rajeshwari Foundation in 2013 and the Jyotish Navaratna from ACVA (American College for Vedic Astrology) in 2014.

From1997 to 2012, she was the first and sole American woman to be honored by the highly held title of Jyotish Vachaspati (Jyotish - the light bearer and Vachaspati - the one who speaks the truth and whose predictions come true. (In
Sanskrit, Vac = speech and Brihaspati is a name of Jupiter the planet of wisdom and truth. Her most recent honor from India, the Jyotish Medha Pragya title, means that consciousness has merged with Jyotish.

As a founding member, she currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American College of Vedic Astrology (ACVA online), and was former Editor of the ACVA News. President of Celestial Resource (The Timing Coach) she serves corporate and private clients from students to celebrities. For the Jyotish Star you can reach her in Boulder CO at, and for consultations:

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