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An Astrological Algorithm


Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban or National Parliament House, (Bengali: জাতীয় সংসদ ভবন Jatiyô Sôngsôd Bhôbôn) is the house of the Parliament of Bangladesh, located at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka. Designed by architect Louis Kahn, the complex, is one of the largest legislative complexes in the world, comprising 200 acres (800,000 m²). 


Astological Algorithm: Birthday – Karmic Path – Childhood Wound – Mid-life Transition – Dharma

Louis Isadore Kahn was an American architect, based in Philadelphia. After working in various capacities for several firms in Philadelphia, he founded his own atelier in 1935. February 20, 1901, Kuressaare, Estonia.


As an architectural student at the University of Cincinnati from ’62-’68 Louie Kahn inspired me and my colleagues with his design for the Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban (National Assembly Building) in Dhaka, Bangladesh (1962–1974). We also lamented that nearly every one of our architect heroes was over fifty before they became famous. My Astrological Algorithm explains, at least in my own mind, why.




February TWENTIETH the Day of THE IMPRESSION: Those born on February 20 are taken up with the theme of both registering an impression and making an impression on others. Because of their receptive nature, they generally have vivid memories and can much later repeat accurately what they have seen or heard. On the other hand, they will usually do what they have to do to make certain that others remember them as well. February 20 people want to be taken seriously, and therefore forcefully stamp their mark on whatever it is they carry out, be it their business involvements, creative efforts or family responsibilities.


STRENGTHS: Perceptive, Cooperative, and Memorable;


WEAKNESSES: Impressionable, Reactive, and Overemotional

FIVE of Diamonds The SALESPERSON Card - This card has its share of challenges and its share of gifts. Like all fives, they dislike routine and abhor anything that pretends to limit their freedom. They can be perpetual wanderers, never settling down for anything long enough to make it pay off. This includes their work and relationships. All 5’s have an inner restlessness, but they truly want to accomplish something of value and stability in their lives. They are inherently spiritual and know what is of true value. The challenge comes in practicing what they know. They come into this life with a certain amount of karma which often takes considerable hard work to discharge. If they are lazy, there will be many problems. They must practice what they know and do what it takes to get the job done without shirking responsibility. They make great sales people and they have tried many things in life and know how to relate to anyone on their own level. Their inner truth is their guiding light.

AQUARIUS-PISCES CUSP - The Cusp of Sensitivity February 16-22: Those born on the Cusp of Sensitivity are often success-oriented individuals who give top priority to their career. They are usually fighters, an attitude sometimes based on underlying insecurity and the need to prove themselves. A chip-on-the-shoulder attitude in many Aquarius-Pisces makes them aggressive toward others and belligerent when attacked. A real personal challenge for Aquarius-Pisces, then, is to rediscover and acknowledge their inner makeup and to break down some of the barriers they have built up. The tough, even aggressive exterior of many born on the Aquarius-Pisces Cusp belies the sensitive personality inside. Extremely vulnerable as children, Aquarius-Pisces react to criticism or abuse from others by building a wall around themselves. Carried with them into adulthood, this armor may give the impression of an inner self far different from the reality.


Strengths: Success-Oriented, Concerned, Caring:


Weaknesses: Insecure, Pessimistic Isolated;

Karmic Path

9 The Way of REFORM - Energy to Revolution: The tremendously energetic individuals born on the Way of Reform came to this lifetime to overthrow established systems and institute new ways of viewing or doing things. On this karmic path reform has many meanings. In one respect it represents a revolutionary toppling of existing mores or organizations. However, it can also mean a return to a more traditional approach, sometimes after an extended period of innovation. Moreover, it also implies "re-creation," an act of creativity that gives something a new or more vital form. The individuals who find themselves on this karmic path will be called to involve themselves in all the aforementioned aspects of reform. In order to do this, they must first deeply involve themselves in the status quo, for only by understanding the traditions of the past and present can they make revolutionary corrections that will be of benefit to all. Finally, as much as they would prefer otherwise, those on the Way of Reform must not be content to merely change society but are also fated to learn how to reform their own moral and value systems.


Childhood Wound


At the age of three, he saw coals in the stove and was captivated by the light of the coal. He put the coal in his apron, which caught on fire and seared his face. He carried these scars for the rest of his life.


IDENTITY STAGE (3 to 4) The Controller:  Minimizer, Rigid Boundaries
Basic Fear (Wound): Being shamed; loss of control; losing face; loss of parental (partner) love
Internal Message  Don't be what you want to be, be what we want you to be
Core Belief:   I can't be me and be accepted and loved
Relationship Belief:  I'll be safe if I stay in control
Image of Partner:   Unorganized; scatterbrained; over-emotional
Relationship to Partner:  Domineering; critical; invasive; withholding
Core Issue: Partner's emotional liability, chaos, and passivity
Typical Frustration:  You want me to be somebody else; you don't know what you want
Recurrent Feeling:  Shame and anger
Conflict Management:  Rigidly imposes will; super-rational with occasional angry outbursts; takes charge; punishes
Growth Challenge:  Relax control; mirror partner's thoughts and feelings; develop flexibility and sensitivity

Mid-life Transition

Kahn did not arrive at his distinctive architectural style until he was in his fifties. Initially working in a fairly orthodox version of the International Style, he was influenced vitally by a stay as Architect in Residence at the American Academy in Rome during 1950, which marked a turning point in his career. After visiting the ruins of ancient buildings in Italy, Greece, and Egypt, he adopted a back-to-the-basics approach. He developed his own style as influenced by earlier modern movements, but not limited by their sometimes-dogmatic ideologies.


CORE LESSON: Committing fully to a cause, project, or even another human being.


GOAL: To be a catalyst for change.


RELEASE: The use of seduction as a tool.


REWARD: The joy of changing other people's lives for the better.

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