I have come to light the lamp of love in your hearts, to see that it shines day by day with added luster. I have come to tell you of this universal, unitary faith, this spiritual principle, this path of love, this duty of love, this obligation to love. Every religion teaches man to fill his being with the glory of God and to evict the pettiness of conceit. It trains him in the methods of unattachment and discernment, so that he may aim high and attain spiritual liberation.Believe that all hearts are motivated by the one and only God; that all faiths glorify the one and only God; … That is the message of love I bring. That is the message I wish you to take to heart.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
A Tree Felled
Sri Baha’s ascendant is at 28 Aquarius and has the symbol of a “A tree felled and then sawed” giving him an ability to focus attention to the most important matter at hand joyfully. It is opposite his Neptune in the Sixth House of Health and Work and tells us his path was disrupted many times by slander, rumours and disbelief in his declarations (Mars in the Third House of Communication at 06 Taurus and the point focus of that T-square).
As a Locomotive Temperament Type; he has far too many conjunctions for a splash and no gathering of planets into a distinct group for a See-Saw he was determined to spread his teaching far and wide and the emphasis in Sagittarius shows his travels.
Locomotives typically have a Grand Trine, though it is not necessary, and while Sri Baba does, it is made up of two points and Saturn, and not three planets. (Sri Baba’s trine is made of Saturn at 29 Scorpio, to the North Node at 08 Cancer and then to the Ascendant at 28 Aquarius). This gives Saturn (28.51 Scorpio ) a predominance in the chart overall as well, that gives a serious bent to his philosophy and strong determination to share its value with others. It also intimates that he will run into legal and/or administrative troubles, which did happen to with some allegations of fiscal malfeasance by former adherents.Saturn also has a square to Jupiter in the Twelfth and Neptune in the Sixth that support that idea.
There are several dispositors in his chart, one of the them is Saturn in Scorpio in the Ninth House making Sri Baba a charismatic leader with a strong sense of purpose, conjunct the Sun. Part of a larger stellium that spans through the Midheaven to Mercury. As it is not contained within the 9th House wholly but does predominate within a sign, it is a stellium by quadrature (quality).
Emphasizing the Quadrature
For Sri Baha, the emphasis on the Mutable Quadrature shows his concern for people that goes beyond just his own circle, but flows to all mankind and takes on a spiritual concern for their plight [9th House Emphasis]. Mutable or Common emphasis horoscopes are always concerned with people, they try to find some point of contact or understanding between themselves and others. They tend to be lateral thinkers, broad minded and friendlier than the other quadratures. While they do suffer from boredom, and many like the Sri are addicted to travel and change, they in reality like the anatomy the rule rule the lungs, bowels, liver and thighs — go through life alone as they find few that truly understand them.
Sri Sai Baha, a spiritual guru to millions around the globe, reposed on 24 April 2011 from heart failure in his native India. He was 85.