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Quiz Answer: Spiritual and Wise.

This is the Vedic astrology chart of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is a good example chart because there are logical reasons to choose any one of the five answers to yesterday's quiz. 

For instance, he has Gemini rising with the Sun, Mercury and Ketu in Gemini which gives great intellectual capabilities. Mercury is in its own sign on an angle forming a bhadra mahapurusha yogagiving great intelligence. The Dalai Lama is the head of the Gelugpa sect, which is the most scholarly and intellectual sect of Tibetan Buddhism. 

The Dalai Lama's Birth Data 

The Dalai Lama's Horoscope

Venus and the Moon are in the 3rd house indicating artistic qualities. At the same time, the 3rd lord Sun is in the ascendant aspected by Jupiter from the 5th house of creativity, which reinforces this. He has been a prolific writer for many years and very supportive of the arts and creativity within the Tibetan government in exile. 

He has Saturn opposite the Moon to the exact degree which can make one 'depressive and shy'. Lastly he has Rahu in the 7th house aspected by Mars which can make one 'obsessed about relationships.' Also, Venus and Moon aspected by Saturn can reinforce this. These are not true in his life but could have been true if there were additonal factors supporting this. 

How can it be explained that 'spiritual and wise' qualities predominate? 

The main personality indicators are the ascendant, ascendant lord, the Sun and the Moon. We have to focus closely on these to understand the main character traits. He has Jupiter, the planet of wisdom and spirituality, aspecting the Sun, ascendant, and the ascendant lord, Mercury. Jupiter aspects the Sun within 1 degree, and aspects the ascendant within 4 degrees. This gives him a positive, optimistic, solution-oriented outlook. 

Jupiter also aspects the 9th lord Saturn in its own sign of Aquarius in the 9th house of spirituality. This is a dharma karma raja yogagiving exceptional success, recognition and status. This is formed by the 10th lord Jupiter aspecting the 9th lord Saturn. 

He also has Ketu, the moksha karaka or significator of spiritual liberation, in the ascendant aspecting his Sun, and ascendant lord Mercury. This is a combination for a renunciate or monk. His 9th lord Saturn is in its mulatrikona sign of Aquarius in the 9th house, which is a very strong placement giving exceptional wisdom, maturity, discipline, responsibility, and ethical, humanitarian ideals. The Moon is aspected by Saturn and conjunct Venus which is a combination that gives deep sensitivity, love, and compassion for the suffering of others.