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a founder of the science of bacteriology

revolutionized academic chemistry and biology

using his beloved microscope and a rigorous logic of inference, discovered the existence of mirror-image organic molecules

via his work on fermentation, founded the new science of microbiology

discovered anaerobic bacteria

confirmed and developed the existing germ theory of disease.

the hearing and sterilizing process now called pasteurization remains a vitally important method of controlling disease


Louis Pasteur by Felix Nadar Crisco in Jan-1895




vaccine developer

promoter of Germ Theory

namesake of the Pasteurization Process


Louis Pasteur

Earthbody-Entry Friday-27-Dec-1822

Earthbody-Exit 28-Sept-1895 (age 71)


Microbiology, vaccines, pasteurization, promoter of Germ Theory * 1822-1895 * Professor Louis Pasteur

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine NativitiesHasta-Savitri * Athram

BPL commentary

For Hasta nativities, the condition of reflective, sheltering, undulating, rhythmic, routinized, culturally rooted, boundary-defending, security-seeking, nourishing, parental, matrikaraka Chandra may considerably affect the outcome.

Mother-figures, protectors, guardians, elemental spirits, natural environments, waters, roots, eggs, gardeners, farmers, fisher-folk, caretakers, foundation-builders, police, schoolteachers, parents, providers of nourishment , and defenders of the root culture, may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from the constellation of Corvus.

Savitra-born fellows are often found in handcraft trades, home-building and real-estate, in caretaking and protective roles, or in specialties of nourishment, sheltering, schoolteaching, policing, or local safety. Their purpose is supporting the local welfare. Typically masculine births in Hasta indicate a comfortable, grounded focus into the home realms including parenting, gardening, and environmental care.

All four pada occur within Kanya rashi. Athram-born express the tension between the handy busy-ness of mental, commercial Budha versus the emotionally based, calming routines of non-verbal Chandra.

Known for their skillful handwork, Hasta are found in service professions where daily communications and family-style conversations are engaged in a routine of protective, sustaining care.

Hasta chaps are socially reliable and available emotionally due to Chandra influence. This nice combination wins them many friends and long-term business customers. Hasta are specialists in customer care. Once they have established a relationship whether personal or professional, the Athram-born values consistency and loyalty.

Generally not risk-takers unless Rahu is prominent in the nativity. Hasta fellows tend to be engaged parents, restaurateurs, home builders, social workers, home health nurses, protection officers, schoolteachers, and supervisors of caretaking operations. Although their own family usually comes first, Hasta are concerned with the well-being of their complete natural and social environment.

Themes of manufacturing and handcraft, local business, housing and shelter, nourishment, and protective service may contextualize Hasta's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Hasta-Savitra

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 83

"...clever, witty, and entertaining.

They like social contacts

  • and are particularly fond of the company of the opposite sex.

When in trouble, go to a Hasta person;

but do not try to pull the wool over their eyes,

  • as they are extremely clever

  • and will see through any deceit

they are very likable and are good company,

  • but never very attractive physically ."

Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha

Rahu Mahadasha * age birth until 12.9

27-Dec-1822 Earth-birth in Dole, Dura, Franche-Comte, France * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 5-fame 6- disease

Guru Mahadasha * age 12.9 until age 28.9

1837 local school diploma (age 15) * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 4-school

1838 went to Paris to attend teacher's college, but overwhelmed by homesickness he returned home within a month * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 4-home

Aug-1840 bachelor's degree and working as college tutor * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha diploma, Budha tutor

1842 bachelor of science * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha diploma

fall-1843 return to Ecole Normal Paris * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 9-university, tertiary ed

1847 (age 24) doctorate from Ecole Normal Paris * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 11-achievements, Chandra-10 profession

May-1848 grieved the decease of mother (Louis age 26) * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra matrimaraka rules 2nd-from-Chandra

29-May-1849 marriage (age 25) * Guru-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules swamsha * Simha-Kumbha R-K gochara contact navamsha Zukra

Shani Mahadasha * age 28 until age 47

1852 chair of chemistry university of Strasbourg * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 5-scholarship containing uttama-Kuja-yuti-Rahu

1854 higher job professor of chemistry University of Lille; discovers the heat-treatment called Pasteurization * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 5-scholarship containing uttama-KKuja-yuti-Rahu ++ Shani-8-nichha parivartamsha Kuja-5-uttama

1858-1867 director of science at the cole Superior, strict style and unpopular with students * begin during Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-4 teachers rules 9-tertiary education

1864 first development of the celebrated pasteurization process for wine * Shani-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 3-process * uttama-Kuja-yuti-Rahu

1865 isolates the microbes responsible for killing silkworms * Shani-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 3-process * uttama-KKuja-yuti-Rahu ++ Shani-8-nichha parivartamsha Kuja-5-uttama

1865 decease of father * Shani-Rahu bhukti

1866 two of Pasteur's daughters died of typhoid * Shani-Rahu bhukti

1868 (age 45) suffers cerebral hemorrhage (stroke) paralyzing his left arm and left leg * Shani-Rahu bhukti

Budha Mahadasha * age 47 until age 64

1873 after his sterilization methods succeeded in military hospitals, invited to join French Academy of Medicine * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha lagnesha rules 10-honors

1879 first successful vaccine * Budha-Mangala bhukti * Mangala injection * uttama-KKuja-yuti-Rahu ++ Shani-8-nichha parivartamsha Kuja-5-uttama

1885 anthrax vaccine is proved on animals * Budha-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 6-disease, 6-animals ++ Shani-8-nichha parivartamsha Kuja-5-uttama

1885 rabies vaccine is proved on humans * Budha-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 6-disease ++ Shani-8-nichha parivartamsha Kuja-5-uttama

1887 founding of the Pasteur Institute ** Budha-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 5-fame, celebrity ++ Shani-8-nichha parivartamsha Kuja-5-uttama

Ketu Mahadasha * age 64 until age 71

Generally a bhukti of poor health

Zukra Mahadasha * age 71 until decease (age 71)

1894 (age 71) another severe debilitating stroke

28-Sept-1895 (age 71) * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra maraka rules-2

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Pasteur enjoyed a powerful yet very challenging double parivartamsha yoga. His uttama-Kuja-yuti-Rahu was involved in a parivartamsha between Shani-8-nichha ++ Kuja-5-uttama.

Pasteur's most extraordinary scientific discoveries were accomplished during Mangala bhukti.

However his Shani-nichha-8 bhukti were also thus amplified by the strength of uttama-Kuja-Rahu, and Shani bhukti tended to be brutally difficult, producing numerous events of cerebral hemorrhage, catastrophic results to his family, and secret misdoings.

His other remarkable exchange * Zukra-4 parivartamsha Guru-9 * indicates his success in educational matters, including a series of well-funded (two sukhagraha) teaching jobs that provided the salary, scientific equipment, and labor for his decades-long experimentations, culminating in the financial endowments of the academic (4-9) Pasteur Institute.

Surya * pitrikaraka

  • Surya-Dhanuzya* Aditya ** the unsplit, undivided
  • Surya in bhava-4 * center of folkways, focus of foundations, eye on homeland
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive, articulate in drama and games, self-confident announcements, talks about politics, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious, bright bargainer, creatively intelligent sister-figures, entitled to pleasures, radiantly diplomatic, self-reflexively attractive


Pasteur's father was a leather tanner, who prepared animal skins to be made into leather. He worked in earthy farm settings (4).

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in classroom-10 * comfort in order, familiar with protocol, rank, soothed by systems, routine leadership, settled into the rhythm of iconic roles, needs to feel the repeating pulse of visibility, recognition, respect; undulating lawfulness
  • Chandra-Mithunaya * comforted by rhythmic signal messaging
  • Chandra in Arudra * comforted by exciting signals * protectors of stormy wildness, undulating entrancement, sensitive swaying seduction


MARRIAGE emotional support partnership

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

mutual drishti between nichha-Shani with uttama-Mangala-Rahu suggests a fierce determination and toughness of ambition to overcome all obstacles

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


  • Budha-Dhanuzya * priestly communications, articulation of sacred beliefs, doctrinal pronouncements, messages about worldview, descriptive philosophical understanding, specifically defined principles, explains the indoctrination procedure, expertly detailed sermons
  • Budha in bhava-4 * narrative of parents, homeland, roots, routine, ritual * discusses the mother-figure, parenting, comfort, security, defense , describer of sheltering protection, fences, boundaries, policing, guardianship, familiarity, explainer of homeland customs, delivers instructions for anchoring, patriotic slogans, talks about farms, fishing, nourishment, transportation, vehicles, schooling, foundations, folkways, customary rhythms, seasons
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of radiant authority, message of willpower and charisma, confidently talkative father
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements, articulation of equity in agreements, message of justice and fairly bargained contracts; songwriting , talkative sister-cousin-cohort, lyricist

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Vrizabha * much treasury, many voices, many containers
  • Guru in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * swabhava * many and diverse doctrines, multiple beliefs, much preaching, broad understanding of teachings, multiple father-figures, father may be overbearingly philosophical, many guru-professor, much patronage, extensive worldview
  • Guru-9 parivartamsha Zukra-4

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-4 * digbala * home-based, domestic harmony
  • Zukra-Dhanuzya * aesthetic of humanistic belief
  • Zukra-4 parivartamsha Guru-9

  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama, appreciation for political display, theatrical negotiations, self-focused arrangements, radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining, sweetly confident entitlements, enjoys politics, negotiating father-figure, intelligently focused on trades, arrangements, contracts * arrangements according to father's choice or self-will
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * sweetened messages, gracious explanations, singing and songwriting, articulate negotiations, sibling-cohort communicative arrangements, youthful beauty, sibling-cohort communicative arrangements, youthful beauty

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Harsha Yoga

  • Shani-Meza * nichha * old feuds, pressured invasions, old competitions, must conquer with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-8 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious transformations. One must slowly, inexorably change the old order. One must regenerate while always maintaining the system; cautious, conventional discoveries; tense renewals, fear of emergencies, chronic trauma patterns; hidden features of sexual-reproduction; heavy legacy pressure against free discovery of mysteries. Resistance to new identity. Disaster fatigue; martial law. Resentment toward changes in partner's behavior. Extra responsibility for the impecunious family of the lifepartner. In-laws contribute little. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as surgeon, tantriki, concealer, mask-maker, emergency regulator.
  • Shani-8-nichha parivartamsha Kuja-5-uttama

mutual drishti between nichha-Shani-8 with uttama-Mangala-Rahu-5 suggests a fierce determination of ambition combined with a terrible secret (the experiement notebooks)

Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)

  • Rahu-Makara-Draco* mask of strict hierarchical order
  • Rahu in bhava-5 * glamorous or unusual children; out-of-bounds creativity and romance; charismatic center-of-attention ; seeks center-stage privilege
  • uttama-Kuja-yuti-Rahu * * amplified competition, tricky innovation

Vimshottari Shani-Rahu bhukti and Rahu-Shani bhukti have the potential for exhilaration and devastation.

  • Pasteur's Shani-Rahu sequence (age 42-45) started with the 1865 decease of lifelong-supporter, followed by 1866 death of two of Pasteur's daughters from typhoid, followed by his own1868 (age 45) cerebral hemorrhage (stroke) paralyzing his left arm and left leg. Pasteur did recover partially from the paralysis due to uttama-Kuja-yuti-Rahu ++ Shani-8-nichha parivartamsha Kuja-5-uttama ++ his powerful Shani-provided Harsha Yoga. However, he had more brain-bleeding (Shani-nichha) later and eventually the final stroke would be fatal (age 71)

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu in classroom-11 * disregards community * no barriers in community, absent from network, vacuous friendships
  • Ketu-Karkata * dissociates from protective boundaries, incomplete security, empty shelter, dissolute caretaking, not limited by customary routines, ignores restriction on farming, real-estate, disarrayed home-making, applies foundational protection to the misty abyss

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