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Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y al-Thumada
Saint Therese of Jesus
prominent medieval Christian mystic
Interior Castle (El Castillo Interior) = published
in 1577 CE - continuously in print since the year 1577 and selling briskly
Teresa of Avila painted by Peter Paul Rubens,
Santa Teresa de Avila
birth data from
rectified by BP Lama
Teresa in 1561, a few years before her death
death of her mother, Teresa's age 14 =
paternal grandfather = "marrano" (Inquisition-forced
Jewish convert to Christianity)
her father assimilated into Christian society
missionized to Spanish Jewish converts
a lifetime of illness, due at least partly to
nov 1535, entered Carmelite monastery
1562 began her Reform movement, requiring
barefoot, self-flagellation, extreme poverty
died 4-Oct-1582 (age 67)
the corpse of
Santa Teresa de Avila
was literally torn apart by competing Catholic religious sects
of priests, monks, and nuns who all wanted a piece of the
saint's holy and non-decomposing body for their local reliquaries.
The fame (Simha) caused by Rahu in 8 circumstances of death
meant that Saint Theresa's corpse became a celebrity item
all across Europe.
Distinctive Features of the Nativity
both reflective and guiding.
Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 99
"...a contented nature.
She is one
who is interested in forming societies and clubs,
She is fluent in speech,
She is extremely
devoted to her husband ."
BPL notes: Teresa considered Jesus Christ to be her husband, and
she conducted a lifetime of public and private conversation with
Him. Her last words are said to have been: "My Lord, it is time
to move on. Well then, may your will be done. O my Lord and my
Spouse, the hour that I have longed for has come. It is time to meet
icon of Terese of Avila
"It is love alone that gives worth to
"Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love,
for they enkindle and melt the soul."
"Do not be dismayed, at the
number of things which you have to consider
before setting out on this
which is the royal road to heaven.
By taking this
road we gain such precious treasures
that it is no wonder if the cost
seems to us a high one.
The time will come when we shall realize that
all we have paid
has been nothing at all by comparison with the
greatness of our prizes."
"Each of us has a soul, but we forget to
We don't remember that we are creatures made in the image of
We don't understand the great secrets hidden inside of us."
[L-8 uchchamsha Shukra in lagna]
"Prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God."
Ambivalence toward the family lineage history; toward
face, hair, mouth and eyes (and the culture of their decoration); toward
languages, output speech and song; toward meter and verse; toward
received knowledge; scattered focus on banked wealth collections.
Ambition to obtain "by whatever means
necessary" the privileges accorded to holders of
passion for clandestine
liaison; craving to be acknowledged as an important figure
in times of crisis and transformation; a healer and a knower of
- One's connection to the
power-source of destruction-and-rebirth cycles =
amplified and one seeks the
power to engage with the forces of sudden, unexpected change.
= career and
Dhanushya = preaching
10th navamsha Shani in Dhanushya = preaching of Shani-message =
austerity, discipline, orderliness, self-deprivation, dryness, coldness,
scarcity, separation, delay, conformity to law, adherence to the Rule.
now my friends,
all that is true, all that is noble,
all that is just and
all that is loveable and gracious,
whatever is excellent and admirable -
fill all your thoughts with these things."
Epistle to the Philippians 4:8
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