The Astrological Portrait of a Vietnamese Monk

Thich Nhat Hanh (October 11, 1926 – January 22, 2022)

We tend to revere our Godmen. Somehow, they seem bigger and better than the rest of us. But they’re only human, after all. And some are even humble, as Thich Nhat Hanh was his whole life.

Thay’s birth time is unknown. Most astrology sites then settle on 12 noon for his birth chart. I got the impression that his becoming a monk at age 16 would be symbolized by Mars @ 18° Taurus 24′. (It makes him a spiritual ‘soldier’ here on earth.) I was surprised to see three inconjuncts, none of which are dependent on the correct time of birth.

Courtesy of Plum Village

Sun Inconjunct Mars

You have a rather strong will, which may be difficult to control. This is because your way of doing something tends to interfere with what you want to gain by doing it. Your actions in some situations may surprise people by contradicting what they have learned about you as a person. Inside of yourself, you may even begin to feel that you can’t approve of the way you act, or you may feel that you can’t deal comfortably with the results of your actions. In other words, you get yourself into real jams.

The only real cure for these problems is to think before you act. Most of them come about because you act impulsively and hastily or out of anger and frustration. Such actions will usually work against you, not because those impulses are wrong, but because they don’t work out as you expect. Your angry style is different from your usual style of acting, when you are more in control of yourself.

Jupiter Inconjunct Pluto

You have a great deal of creative power, and the major challenge of your life will be learning how to handle it. First of all, you must realize that you will get the most out of life if you direct your energies toward helping the people around you and those you love. You will want to change many conditions in the world, which is fine as long as your reasons are not purely selfish ones.

Uranus Inconjunct Neptune (1924-1927)

This aspect indicates a generation that had mixed feelings about its ideals and how to implement them. They often felt very confused about their ideals, and when they found that their ideals failed because they were badly formulated, this group became disillusioned. States of consciousness beyond the ordinary are very confusing to them, and they prefer not to get involved with such matters.


This man found that the answers to all his questions came from within himself. These inconjuncts are the proof. The lesson for all of us is to seek to know our own ‘true’ selves.


About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And I am experimenting with birth and death charts. If you wish to contact me, or request a birth chart, send an email to (And, in case you are also interested, I have an extensive list of celebrity birth and death details if you wish to 'confirm' what you suspect may be a past-life experience of yours.) Bless.
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