John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works
The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.
After his death, Tolkien’s son Christopher published a series of works based on his father’s extensive notes and unpublished manuscripts, including The Silmarillion.
These, together with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings form a connected body of tales, poems, fictional histories, invented languages (!), and literary essays about a fantasy world called Arda, and Middle-earth within it.
While in his early teens, Tolkien had his first encounter with a constructed language, Animalic. At that time, Tolkien was studying Latin and Anglo-Saxon. Interest in the language soon died away, but Tolkien invented a new and more complex language called Nevbosh. The next constructed language he came to work with, Naffarin, would be his own creation.
Tolkien was earmarked as a codebreaker in World War II; he took a course in the London cryptographic Cypher School – though ultimately, he never served as one.
If you have been reading here long, you already know I have this unabashed Middle Earth thang. You wanna wander ? Adventure !
John is a Capricorn with a Grand Air Trine. That’s indicative of intellectual communication and the gift of gab without a doubt. Languages ? Most certainly !(Moon ? dunno. soz, C rating – Moon is cuspy – either late Aquarius or early Pisces)
Saturn at 0 Libra – that’s a Cardinal strength Zero point degree !
Middle. Earth. ?
Saturn rules Earth.
Saturn is exalted in Libra – just, fair, balanced.
Works hard, plays fair, solid friendships.
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”
(First line of The Hobbit.)
John’s Grand Air Trine involves Saturn in Libra, Venus in Aquarius, Neptune and Pluto tightly conjunct in Gemini.
Venus in Aquarius will love the unusual, particularly inventing the unusual and when you chuck in the planet of high fantasy (Neptune) walking side-by-side with the planet of metamorphosis – we have an ADVENTURE !
Venus and Neptune in trine is stellar for artistic pursuits plus North Node of Destiny in Venus ruled Taurus – primo artistic talents, drive to excel in the arts. Grand Air Trine is great for thinktank aspirations – but Air needs Earth grounding in order to harvest on the material plane. Sun Cap, Saturn Strong. Jupiter in Pisces (ancient ruler of) means fantasy scenarios are off the scale dreamy and enhanced – supersized – or Hobbit sized if you will.
Jupiter rules Fellowship and John’s Jupiter trines Mars and Uranus in Scorpio (large scale wars are Scorpio / Pluto ruled).
John has Mercury Rx, which is often found in writers; stellar communicators who have honed their communicative skills to a razor-sharp edge through quiet introspection.
Quintiles are spiritual gifts, innate talents, specialized wing-zing wizardries we can call forth throughout our lives to help us succeed. John has a few doozies.
Mercury Rx (the small) quintiles Jupiter (the large) which quintiles North Node of Destiny in (patient, steadfast, zen) Taurus.
Sounds like. . .
Frodo: I know what I must do, it’s just that… I’m afraid to do it.
Galadriel: Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.
Leo Chiron quintiles Neptune and Pluto in Gemini. Creativity from the heart – believing in yourself no matter what Plutonic shit-storm happens. Gems are clever, versatile, observant and dual – speaking of dualities . . .
We can easily see two sides of Hobbit :
Neptunian sacrifice and suffering of Frodo bravely struggling to save Middle Earth
Plutonic tragedy of Gollums metamorphosis through freakish desire for the One Ring
We can easily see two sides of Elves :
Neptunian spirituality, love, mysticism and wisdom of the healing Elves
Plutonic nightmare of hellish Orcs born from the twisted pain of Elves tortured
Jupiter is philosophical, morality, honor, charity and optimism. John’s Jupiter trines Mars and Uranus in Scorpio : outward power coupled with bohemian free thought; both in a perpetual state of metamorphosis.
Upon recovery from the wound inflicted by Angmar on Weathertop, Gandalf speculates that the Hobbit Frodo “may become like a glass filled with a clear light for eyes to see that can“. Similarly, as Frodo nears Mount Doom he casts aside weapons and refuses to fight others with physical force: “For him struggles for the right must hereafter be waged only on the moral plane.”
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
– Fellowship of the Ring
Diola lle, elear meldenya
A very good article, enjoyed very much. I have enjoyed the Hobbit and could see it over and over…
I love the article!
Mr. Tolkien is definitely one of the Masters!
Thank you, I agree !
Great works & I would love to study elvish . . .
Elvish! Me too!
I think you and I are from another planet or another time. Middle-Earth, perhaps!
Amin weera yassen lle !
Just finished reading the Hobbitt and am going to watch all three of the Rings this afternoon good entertainment
I knew you would like it ! Great books, all !