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icon of Terese of Avila


19th-century holy card = Terese of Avila


Teresa of Avila painted by Peter Paul Rubens, Germany 1615 [painting created 32 yrs after her death]

Christian mystic

reformer of the Carmelite Order

author of The Interior Castle published 1577 CE


Teresa de Avila

a.k.a. Teresa Sanchez de Cepeda y al-Thumada

a.k.a. Saint Therese of Jesus

Earth-birth Wednesday-28-Mar-1515

dematerialization CE 04-Oct-1582 [age 67]


El Castillo Interior

1515-1582 CE

Santa Teresa de Avila

birth data from

tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star -

- adapted by BP Lama

born on Chaturdashi * Shukla Paksha

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Public-Figure Examples


Purnavasi - Vutvrta - Jamitra


For Saptarishi births of a feminine valence, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Guru may considerably affect the outcome. Due to the definitive influence of dhava-karaka Guru, ladies born in Puna, Viśākha, or Purvabhadra may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of the husband.

For those born into the Brihaspati-ruled paradigm of Jamitra, teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, pontificators, patriarchs, pundits, pater-nosters, proponents of principled understanding, wise-ones, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential..

Guidance is provided by emissaries from the realm of the Twin Gardeners called Castor-and-Pollux. Their purpose is restoration, renewal, and rehabilitation of lost knowledge..

High forehead. Punarvasu have a global perspective. The majority of Aditya-born nativities are higher dimensional Seva-wanderers who assume interpretive guidance roles.

Instructing, Explaining, Describing

[Mithuna - Dvamdva] pada 1-2-3 represent Guru's rulership of 7-agreements ++ 10-leadership, while also expressing the tension between broad-view Brihaspati versus detail-oriented Bantering Budha. Pada 1-2-3 are blessed with an expansive human wisdom for evocative writing or speaking. Often excellent writers who can facilitate spiritual growth via specific explanation and description. Pada 1-2-3 are often found in the literary arts, in teaching roles, in academic advising, as travel guides, and as poets who describe the natural world.

[Karkata - Kadaga] -pada-4 represents Guru's rulership of 6-imbalance ++ 9-philosophy. Pada-4 also embodies the tension between global, paternalistic Guru versus local, motherly Chandra. Often these remarkable women are found in the gardening and domestic realms. Natural herbal physicians, they understand and can elicit the wisdom of the mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms. Pada-4 may also emerge into the religious professions where they may grow a garden of psycho-intuitive understanding.

Although the priestly husband seeks wisdom, for Karkata-Punarvasu the husband may also be adversarial, polluted, impoverished, or ailing [due to Guru activates 6].

Themes of restoration of lost knowledge , gardening, fertility of understanding, wish fulfillment, and conceptual teaching may contextualize Aditya's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Punarvasu

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde [1939] Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 93

" ... will be successful in everything she undertakes.

If she elects to have a career of her own,

  • she will become very well known and highly respected.

If she marries,

  • she will have a husband and children who adore her

  • and her domestic life will be most happy .

Her house will be orderly and well kept,

  • as she is very particular and discriminating,

  • and insists on beautiful and harmonious surroundings for herself and family.

Her health is good

  • except that she will suffer from gastric complaints

  • and must be careful in her diet."

[end quote]


Teresa in 1561 [TA age approx 46] == about 20 years before her death [TA age 67, in 1582]


Teresa of Avila painted by Peter Paul Rubens, Germany 1615

[painted 23 years after her death]

Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha

[Surya Mahadasha] [age birth until 3 months]

28-Mar-1515 Earth-birth as Teresa S nchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, in vila [Abula] in the polity of Corona de Castilla, later re-organized within Castilo y Leon [Espa a] * Surya-Shukra bhukti

Santa Teresa de vila

Wed- 28-Mar-1515 11h-39m

vila, Corona de Castilla [Espa a]

[Chandra Mahadasha] [age 3months until age 10.3]

[Mangala Mahadasha] [age 10.3 until age 17.3]

Nov-1528 [TS age 14] grieved the sudden decease of her mother Beatriz de Ahumada y Cuevas * Mangala-Shani bhukti

Nov-1528 [TS age 14] TA is sent to the Augustinian nuns' school * Mangala-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 4th-from-4th, rule-based education

[Rahu Mahadasha] [age 17.3 until age 35.3]

Nov-1535 [TS age 21] entered a nearby Carmelite monastery without her father's permission * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru-11 activates 9-congregation of belief ++ 6-sickness she became deeply ill in cloister

Dec-1543 [TS age 28] grieved the decease of father Alonso Sanchez de Cepeda * Rahu-Ketu bhukti

[Guru Mahadasha] [age 35.3 until age 51.3]

1556-1559 [TS 41-44] period of intense divine visions * Guru-Ketu bhukti

1562 [TS age 47] began legendary monastic Reform movement, requiring barefoot, self-flagellation, extreme poverty * Guru-Chandra bhukti. * Chandra lagnesha.

Followed by Guru-Mangala bhukti * Mangala activates revolutionary 3-8 from Chandra. initiation, transformation, renewal, rebirth.

1566 [TS age 51] publication of Camino de Perfeccion, a manual for nuns

Shani Mahadasha [age 51.3 until decease]

1577 [TS age 62] publication of the enduring devotional classic, El Castilo Interior * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Chandra lagnesha occupies 3-publication

1576-1579 [TS age 61-64] an inquisition against her carried out by ultra conservative Carmelite religious forces. * Shani-Mangala bhukti * another and this time much more difficult transformation.

04-Oct-1582 [TS age 67] liberation from the Earthen-body +++

also possibly the date of death could be 15-Oct-1582 due to the Catholic-nations shift to Gregorian calendars occurring at the time of her decease. Either date would match her Shani-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-2 maraka

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

[Sparkling Surya]

pitri-karaka [father] jyoti-karaka [light]

[conserving-entreasuring dhana-pati for Karkata indriya lagna]

[karako bhavo nashto for father, patrons, chieftains, indoctrinators]

[righteously radiating authority shows certainty of historical understanding]

[entitled to visionary patronage roles]

[brilliant ceremonial displays of intuitive belief]

[bright center of spiritualized humanistic principles]

[may preach confidently upon clairsentient wisdom]

[often a famous public guidance figure modeling contemplative convictions ]

[sparkles warmly in vaguely sanctimonious patriarchal roles]

[entreasured father may be meditative preacher, patriarch, or ideologue]


[visionary-conceptual Revatī-4] [navamsha Surya-Meena] [Vargottamsha]

[Atmakaraka = blinding bright truth, creativity, politics, literary genius, certainty, unique entitlements, father, divinity]

[uchcha-Shukra-yuti-Budha = nīcha-bhanga]


  • [Surya-Meena] Bhaskara - the illuminator * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the expansively visionary rashi of Brihaspati

  • [Surya in bhava-9] * icon of inspirational teachings * intelligent patronage * geo-politics * bright preaching * focus on beliefs * philosophical entitlements * self-righteous dad * Sanctimonious pontificator * eye on humanistic worldview * confident ideologue * sparkling center of global doctrine * father may be a politician-philosopher-preacher-professor

  • [Surya-yuti-Budha] confidently conversational * brightly explaining messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * gestures conduct the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama * skillful game-player * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals * narrative of power-politics * recites love poems * describes divine romance

  • [Surya-yuti-Shukra] confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * uniquely intelligent feminine-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * graciously creative * dramatic promises * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive * father may be artist-broker-arranger


self-reflexively sermonizing, brightly philosophical, charmingly self-righteous, regal style of pontificating, doctrinally focused, radiantly patriarchal, politically ideological, splendidly patronizing, center-stage religious guide [Surya in bhava-9] rules

  • 2-acquisition, family legacy, tradition, language-lexicon, preserved memory, banking, collections, entreasurement, herd-hoard, treasury containment, financial capital, accrued amounts, asset evaluation, knowledge of history, speech-song, heritage values, color-sound, arts-and-music, face-voice-eyes-teeth-mouth-hair, genetics, stored resources, health of the father


Surya is exceptionally strong via Shad-bala [the six weights] and Surya activates Rahu-2. Teresa published her own [Surya] books and brochures, started her own [Surya] monastic order, and delivered her own [Surya] teachings [9].


Dad = a Jewish merchant. Dad who purchased a knighthood and assimilated into Christian society. Teresa was the third child of Don Alonso Sanchez de Cepeda by his second wife, Do a Beatriz Davila y Ahumada.

Family conditions [2] ruled by Surya

Rahu-Singha -2 entitled mixed family

TA was born into a financially privileged and culturally mixed [Rahu], influential family.

Her father, Alonso S nchez de Cepeda, became a wealthy wool merchant in vila. Raised in a Jewish home, purchased a knighthood and assimilated into Christian society. [See also Sigmund Freud and Gerald Ford, also the children of wool merchants.]

Dad was on the one hand her generous financial supporter, but on the other hand self-righteous and dogmatic.

paternal grandfather

9th-from-Surya = Shani-Vṛścika-Jyeṣṭha -5

paternal grandfather Juan S nchez de Toledo was a converso [pejoratively called marrano]

Grand-dad was one of the many Jewish believers forced to convert to Christian catechesis by threat of violence and loss of property posed by the Spanish Inquisition.

Most conversos continued to practice their faith in secret. Shani-Vṛścikaindicates social repression of occult, hidden, mysterious matters.

As a specialty, Teresa proselytized to Spanish Jewish converts

Maternal grandfather

9th-from-Chandra contains Guru-yuti-Mangala, suggesting that mother's father was a generous benefactor who also aided TA's expensive reform campaigns

[Comfortable Chandra]

matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Karkata indriya-lagna]

[comforted by explaining remedial service]

[sensitive to detailed argument]

[needs a ministry of planning schedules itineraries]

[soothed by complaining announcements]

[empathetic with victim narratives]

[busy sensitive manager who needs individualized projects]

[talks about ethnicity and local grievance]

[profoundly fluctuating logical mentality]

[mother may be shopkeeper manager handcrafter businesswoman or media-messenger]

[mom's criticizing sentiment shapes the native's personality]


[Visionary-guiding Uttaraphalgunī-4] [navamsha Chandra-Meena] intuitively sensitive symbolic imagination

  • [Chandra in Uttaraphalgunī - Aryaman] soothed by dramatic centrality * protectors of celebrity entitlement * needs political theatre

  • [Chandra-Kanya] comforted by remedial aid * sensitive to logical argument * needs to help

  • [Chandra in classroom-3] comfortable with cohort-collaboration * familiar with interactive communication * calmed by repetitive announcements * feels the tidal pulse of daily chat * feels sheltered in the parlor * soothed by siblings * intuitive information delivery * settled into the habits of writing * needs continuous commerce * accustomed to routine messaging * emotionally attuned to the rhythms of conversation * undulating signals * ethno-cultural gestures * intuitive handcraft * mother may be a manager, administrator, shopkeeper, craftswoman, publisher


[Chandra in classroom-3] rules

  • 1- distinctive attributes of personality, dense material incorporation, individual personification, earthen embodiment, physical integrity, kinetic energy, dance, style of movement, atheletic prowess, unique character, kinetic vitality, circumstances of birth, tangible appearance, coherent social identity

CAREER - 10th-from-Chandra = Mithuna-12

[Comforting Chandra activates Karkata Svamsha]

  • lagnesha Chandra-3
  • Shani randresha occupies 3rd-from-3rd
  • Meena Karakamsha-9 contains nicha-bhanga Budha = spiritual publications

Success in writing and publishing

the literature of spiritual transformation. El Castilo Interior 1515-1582 St. Teresa de Avila best known for her mystical autobiography El Castillo Interior which has been continuously in print since 1550 CE.


Do a Beatriz Davila y Ahumada / born Beatriz de Ahumada y Cuevas

Mom was said to have maintained a Christian household and emphasized Christian devotions. Chandra lagnesha familiar rhythms of daily life-3


[Competitive Kuja]

bhratru-karaka [brother] virya-karaka [virile]

[Yogakaraka witty-speculative vidya-pati for Karkata indriya-lagna]

[Yogakaraka dutiful-executive karmesha for Karkata indriya-lagna]


[ethnic-customary Rohiṇī-4] [navamsha Kuja-Karkata-nicha]


  • [Mangala-Urisha] vigorous pursuit of heritage collections * proactive in acquisition * pro-actively conserves the hoard *pushes the herd * competes for banked treasuries * Sound engineering * actively preserves food * promotes color value * dynamic arts of speech-song * innovative conservation * pioneering libraries * champion of historic knowledge

  • [Mangala in bhava-11] drive toward connectivity * competitive earnings * pursuit of profits * dynamic marketplace actions * battle for revenues * champion of community activism * invasive networking * vigorous sporting friends * energized scientific systems * economic conquests

  • [Kuja-yuti-Guru] multiple competitions * many brother-figures * energized growth * dynamic generosity * masculine force joins optimistic expansion * champion of philosophy * potential for aggressive preaching * promotes broad worldview * indoctrinating actions


[Mangala rules warrior Mesha [10th navamsha] containing Rahu]

vigorously social networking Mangala in bhava-11 activates

  • 5-intelligence, creativity, celebrity, children, gambling, financial speculation, center-of-attention roles
  • 10 social visibility, respect, reputation, leadership, elite positions, iconic stature, leadership, public-authority-roles

Kuja-11 drishti energizes, stimulates, activates, moves, and provokes

  • 2 speech, finance, heritage, collections, language, speech, sound, voice, face
  • 5 politics, drama, romance, speculation, children, display, creativity
  • 6 conflict, warfare, accusation, exploitation, resentment, lawsuits, divorce, mistreatment

Motivating Mangala activates Rahu-Mesha in the [10th navamsha]

Kuja the Activist occupies the doctrinal, philosophical, preaching Urisha 9th-from-Chandra

[Bantering Budha]

jamayah-karaka [sibling] sandesha-karaka [message] shisya-karaka [student]

[narrative of intuitive perception]

[dreamlike instructions] [abstract confessional testimony]

[clairsentient explanations]

[father may talk devotionally]


[nīcha-bhanga due to yuti Shukra-Meena-9 in 7th-from-Chandra]


[visionary Revatī-4] [navamsha Budha-Meena-nicha] [vargottamsha]



  • [Budha-Meena] * intuitive communications * articulation of private spiritual guidance * imaginative pronouncements * explains the astral patterns * abstract conversations * symbolic information * foggy thinking * psychic instructions * meditative messages * describes visionary procedures * fuzzy logic * hands-arms-shoulders send dreamlike gestures

  • [Budha in bhava-9] narrative of father-figure * witty guru * broad-scope communicator * repeats the catechism * ideological reasoning * reiterates the doctrine * skillful grandchildren * discusses patronage * detailed articulation of worldview * explains the paradigm of belief * talks about sacred texts * examines the dharma * interprets theoretical claims * delivers quick sermons * logical investigations into philosophical truths * chatty priests * religious dialogues

  • [Budha-yuti-Surya] amusing explanations * entertaining chatter * central roles in communication * brightly clear descriptions * dramatic enunciation * confidently delivers instruction * articulation of radiant certainty * political messenger * talkative father-figures

  • [Budha-yuti-Shukra] explainer of balanced arrangements * diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking discussions * manual adjustments * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners


mercurially philosophical, paternally communicative, mercantile worldview, businesslike father-figure, narrative of higher understanding, inspirational publishing, globally descriptive, broad-scope conversations [Budha in bhava-9] rules

  • 3-communications, messaging, sermons, scripts, radio-television, media-products, Writing and Publishing, letters of correspondence, announcements, planning, schedules, sales, marketing, documentation, reporting, cohort, entourage, committee-work, process management, manufacturing, commercial business, instruction, explanation, discussion, diagrams, labeling, signage, training, itinerary, tours

  • 12 enclosures, the bed, fantasies, privacy, interior spiritual guidance, clandestine undertakings, intuitive awareness, non-linear conceptual undertanding, concealment, seclusion, invisibility, dissolved identity, meditation, contemplation, dreamworlds, astral plane, imaginary scenarios, sanctuary sleep, distant lands, health of the avowed partner


[Budha nīcha-bhanga]

Vargottamsha [nīcha-bhanga] Budha-yuti-Surya Meena

author of The Interior Castle - El Castillo Interior = published in 1577 CE - continuously in print since the year 1577 and selling briskly

[nīcha-bhanga] Budha in bhava-9.

The nīcha-bhanga is granted due to [uchcha] Shukra joining [nīcha] Budha in kendra 7th-from-Chandra.

[Generous Guru]

dhava-karaka [husband] bahuta-karaka [variety]

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Karkata indriya-lagna]

[philosophical-doctrinal dharmesha for Karkata indriya-lagna]

[Dhanayoga = Guru-11 rules-11-from-11]

[multiple financial goals]

[many valuable earnings]

[extensive entreasured social network]


[dramatizing-demonstrating Mriga-1] [navamsha Guru-Simha] expansively political-dramatic

[Shukra-9 parivartamsha Guru-11]


  • [Guru-Urisha] optimistic about capitalization * big hoard * many voices * many collections * doctrine of resource conservation * believes in historical knowledge * philosophy of values fulfillment * permission for pleasure * financial guidance * many cattle * expands the scope of voice-speech-song * multiple treasuries

  • [Guru in bhava-11] great friendliness * much networking * much achievement * big social-participation groups * several large assemblies * numerous revenues * many social-material goals * extensive marketplace linkage * patron of community exchange systems * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be an earner-socialite-networker

  • [Guru-yuti-Mangala] bhratri-karaka * multiple brotherly-figures * permission to compete-and-win * expansive conquests * progressive philosophy * large-scale invasive actions * vigorous champion of optimistic belief


Dhanayoga = Guru rules 11-from-11 ++ Guru occupies-11

  • Teresa had 99 problems, but money was not one of them.
  • Her father was highly affluent, and Dad provided generously for her lifestyle and her social-community projects [11].

Guru occupies the divinely optimistic 9th-from-Chandra

Guru in 6th-from-6th * enemies of the enemies * diseases which attack other diseases

When abundant Guru occupies 6th-from-6th, one's own enemies [and Teresa had plenty] also have many enemies of their own. Guru occupies 6th-from-6th is not a cancellation but rather a compensation, which tends to balance the playing field and prevent one's enemies from ever gaining a decisive advantage.

Santa Teresa suffered a lifetime of illness. However, even following extremely debilitating sicknesses, she recovered sufficiently and returned to work.

[Guru in bhava-11] rogesha activates 6 ++ Guru occupies 6th-from-6th.

Multiplies both

  • the number of friends [11]
  • the number of enemies [6]

[Suave Shukra]

svadu-karaka [sweet] kalatra-karaka [wifely companion]


[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Karkata indriya-lagna]

[friendly-gainful vriddhi-pati for Karkata indriya-lagna] [Dhanayoga = uchcha dhanakaraka ruler of 11 occupies 11th-from-11]


[deal-making Andromeda-3] [navamsha Shukra-Tula] intuitively harmonizing trading balancing negotiating attractively stabilizing [4] profitable [11] diplomatic agreements

[Shukra-9 parivartamsha Guru-11]



  • [Shukra-Meena] appreciation of music * likes sensual fantasy * often looks visually beautiful * envisions philosophically attuned harmony * prefers an imaginative partner * attracted to dreamy artists * intuitively balanced designs * lovely aligned feet * bargains for peaceful sanctuary * enjoys symbolic clairsentience * contemplative aesthetic

  • [Shukra-9] seeks pleasure via philosophical doctrine * enjoys wide worldview * believes in beauty * feminine-figures preach-teach on higher principles * broad scope of negotiations * expansive musical taste * pleasing designs to adorn the pelvic floor * graceful hips * balanced femoral sockets * sweet sacral plexus * appreciation of theory * father may be financier-broker-arbitrator-artist * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may hold a guidance position

  • [Shukra-yuti-Surya] balanced roles in drama * appreciation for political display * pleasantly charming * self-focused diplomacy * radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining * sweet entitlements * negotiating father-figure * self-directed arrangements * focus on trade exchange * solipsistic romance * idealistic contracts * enjoys the game of deal-making * prefers self-confident partners

  • [Shukra-yuti-Budha] sweetened messages * gracious explanations * talented in singing-songwriting * articulate negotiations * advocates for reasoning process * talkative feminine-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort collaborative harmony * enjoys the company of students * detailed contracts * prefers logical arrangements


sensually philosophical, appreciative of higher understanding, harmoniously patronizing, aesthetically wisdom-guiding, financially optimistic, musical-artistic father-figure, global scope of relationships [Shukra-9] rules

  • 4 cultural foundations, property boundaries, Way of Life, protection, defense , homeland, household, routines, rituals, mother, parents, customary rhythms, caretakers, socialization schooling, gardens, waterways, transportation, housing, social security, sense of place, environmentalism, citizenship, belonging, ethnic basis, ethnoreligion, patriotism, real-estate, farming, land-ownership, burial, predictability, health of the elder sibling

  • 11-fruitful revenues, interconnected income, profits, material achievement, social networking, friendships, community linkage, fan-clubs, mass participation gatherings, collectivism, marketplace gridworks, distribution, association, populism, economic systems, fundraising, gains-and-goals, health of the enemies


dhana-yoga = ruler of 11 in 11th-from-11th

extra empowerment via [uchcha] Shukra in 11th-from-11th.

Teresa had /99 problems/ but one of them was not mani-money.

In an exceptional rare situation for women in her times, Teresa had personal treasury from her father [Shukra-9].

She was also remarkably successful in calling upon wealthy aristocrats Shukra parivartamsha [Guru-yuti-Mangala-11] to continuously fund [11] her reforms

[Sober Shani]

duro-karaka [endurance] * jara-karaka [Jahre, years]

[bargaining-balancing jaya-pati for Karkata indriya-lagna]

[mysterious-transformative randhresha for Karkata indriya-lagna]

[politics of secret empowerments]

[tight restrictions on hidden genius]

[responsible for transformative initiations]

[must control danger to children]


[optimistic-believing Jyeṣṭha -1] [navamsha Shani-Dhanus]

  • [Shani-Vṛścika] burdened by puzzling enigma * obliged to uncover the camouflaged realities * heavy responsibility for mass transformation * must regulate the occult identity changes * must explore masked trauma * must resist self-destruction * mandatory recycling * bodily stress zone = ovaries + testes + anus * imposes strict confidentiality rules * cautiously exposes hidden knowledge * must regulate the threat of disaster * at times, penetration of the mysteries requires great effort * must work with sudden eruptions * must accept the healing systems of elder shamans * respects the slow-moving cycles of proletarian revolution * scarce healing resources * maintainer of old secrets

  • [Shani in Bhava-5] steady time-structured intelligence * heavy responsibility for children * pessimistic in romance * cautious financial speculation * resists ceremony * limits special entitlements * obligatory entertainments * dreads political games * tightly disciplined creativity * mother's family often rigidly conventional * blocked heart-and-spine * subdued sparkle * performance fatigue * intolerant of time-wasting amusements * elders maintain ordinary rights



[Shani in Bhava-5] [Jyeṣṭha -1] occupies the emotionally talkative, communicative cohort instructive descriptive team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra

Shani occupies Vṛścika-5 Arudha Lagna, suggesting public recognition for her creative writings

  • TA writings predominantly described the intensive, largely hidden, often dangerous, experiences of profound spiritual transformation that she endured [Shani-Vṛścika] [Jyeṣṭha -1]


Shani can indicate a tendency toward depression from overwork.

Cruelty buffered by Wealthy Friends

Teresa lived in cruel times (mid-1500's CE). She would have observed more than adequate evidence to support a negativist viewpoint.

  • However, Shani-Vṛścika also receives drishti of Guru-yuti-Mangala-Urisha-11
  • which helped to counteract depression with an optimistic [Guru] activist [Kuja] energy and faith.

Strict Social Limits on Creative Transformation

Shani in Bhava-5 imposes strict rules that limit the permitted scope of romance, entertainment, drama, creativity, children.

  • Religious reformer of the Carmelite Order of celibate women.
  • Romance permitted only with the metaphorical lover

Under much duress [legalistic Shani-Vṛścika-5] organized the reformed Carmelite order of Catholic monks and nuns

  • TA's written [Jyestha] rules-for-transformation still govern the cloisters to this day.

Health endangerment from Mortification of the Flesh

Shani in dangerously intensive Vrischika rules [6th-from-Chandra],

[Shani rules Kumbha-Ketu-8].

  • Teresa suffered a lifetime of illness, due at least partly to extreme self-deprivation commonly celebrated [5] in medieval times as mortification

No Children, despite Guru drishti into Chandra

  • Shani-5 randhresha

Shani mature acceptance of cycles of Birth-and-Death

TA lived a full productive lifespan, regardless of obstacles and pain.

Her instructional, explanatory spiritual books are still in print 500 years after first publication.

Her illnesses never crippled her mind due to disregarding Ketu in 6th-from-Chandra.

  • In an era when the predominant catechism taught that much greater horrors awaited the impious in the afterlife,
  • TA considered chronic pain to be a normal and acceptable consequence of terrestrial embodiment.

[Risk-taking Rahu]

rajyalobha-karaka [ambition] picchala-karaka [slippery]


[Karkata indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-2 casts passionately enriching capitalizing drishti into 6-8-10]


[champion-challenging Magha-1] [navamsha Rahu-Mesha]

  • [Rahu-Singha] shimmering illusion of charisma * craving for attention * extraordinary entertainments * mask of radiant confidence * over-reaching, unique intelligence * marvelous drama * fascinating entitlements * illusory flash of brilliant gambling * extravagant games * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of brilliant risk-taking * fabulous speculations *glittering political power * seeks privilege via celebrity roles

  • [Rahu in bhava-2] passion for precious treasuries * in svabhava of Suave Shukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks glamorous goods * mesmerizing memories * risk-rewarding finance * fascinating voice * entranced by one's own face-eyes-mouth * craving for important sound values * intriguing genetics * outsider who cleverly insinuates into prestige heritage * extraordinary recollection * mesmerizing speech-and-song * intermingled historical traditions * unconventional speech * shadowy interlopers infiltrate the family line * potential for opportunistic second marriage * mother's elder sibling exotic qualities * thrilling surge of storytelling * remarkable libraries * unusual alimony * ambitious hoard *mixed-language vocabulary * over-reaching evaluator roles * exotic foods * non-native breeds *captivating collections * social mobility sought via privileged knowledge


[Rahu-Singha] in Magha is highly spiritualized, drawing confidence from dissolution of outdated rules, empowered by magical inner Fire

Often a liberating figure in spiritual politics

Family Finance, truth-values - Rahu in bhava-2

opportunistic Capitalization, Voice-Face, outsider sparkles with worthiness, culturally-mixed truth

Declaring dramatic values, challenge to outdated assessments

[Rahu in bhava-2] seeks privilege via important - often risky - cultural-mixing roles in evaluation, assessment, language, memory, knowledge, voice-speech-song, face-genetics, heritage, tradition, family lineage, food, seeds, herds-hoards, storage-stories-history, libraries, museums, databases, collections, banking, reserves, preservation, assets, capital wealth.


Rahu-2 speech occupies the imaginative, Other-Worldly, prayerful, meditation-seeking [12th-from-Chandra]

Rahu in 12th-from-Chandra receives physically envigorating drishti of Mangala.

FAMILY illusion, expedient appearances

Rahu-2 Generally, indicates both financial ambition in the lineage, and unusual circumstances within the family

Rahu-Magha in bhava-2 indicates the family culture, traditional values, history, legacy focused into the spiritualized impermanence, dissolution, liberation of Magha the Fire-Priest

Teresa was born into financially privileged and influential merchant family. There was a political complexity of her lineage [Rahu-Simha] due to the extreme dangers of Inquisition Era.

  • Her family genetics were both Arab and Jew by ancestry, but survival required them to appear [Rahu] as Euro-Christians.

Bhava-2 gets drishti of danger-limiting, conformist Shani.

Her paternal grandfather belonged to the marrano [pejorative term for forcible converts] Jewish community.

Under threat of death or torture along with loss of all lands, assets and rights,

During the hideous brutalities of Spanish Inquisition, those who would be called marranos [a derogatory term meaning pigs] were forced to [appear to] convert to Christianity.

TA's father was born into a converso family. He purchased a knighthood and assimilated into Christian society, marrying a pious Christian wife of similar background.

As a preacher, Teresa proselytized to her own community of Spanish conversos.

[Collapsing Ketu]

kavandha-karaka [headless] chidra-karaka [gaping] vasana-karaka [vacuum]

[beneficial placement for Karkata indriya lagna]

[disregards community empowerment conventions]

[peculiar use of marketplace nondisclosure]

[incoherently friendly abdominal plexus]

[eccentric crowd-pleasing populist reformations]

[disinterested in scientific changes]

[inconsistent yet profitable hidden socializing]

[free-roaming abstract secret-spaces]

[abandons interlinked sacrifices]

[ambivalent toward initiations]

[scattered disoriented futuristic in-laws, if any]

[typically disconnected from socialite surgeons]

[economic shifts uproot healing centers]

[passively fixated on ambitiously speculative-political Rahu in Singha-2 treasuries, store-holds, family-members, bankers, memory-collectors, warehousers, knowledge-preservers, or second-spouse]


[dramatizing-political Dhaniṣṭha-1] [navamsha Ketu-Simha]

  • [Ketu-Kumbha] sociably dissociates from distribution webs * odd friends * walks away from regulated systems * incomplete nexus * empty profits * dissolves knitting * severed connections * not limited by conventional community * disarrayed ecologies * collectivist martyrdom * ignores restriction on futurism * releases a purple cloud of knotted linkage into the misty abyss

  • [Ketu in classroom-8] forsaken by intimidators [beneficial] * passively dissolves barriers hiding secret knowledge * ambivalent toward initiations * disregards occult boundaries * Witness to cycles of death-and-rebirth * fearless toward catastrophic upheaval * absent from spouse's family * vacuous obscurities * irrelevance of non-disclosure rules * dissolves psychic filters * free from terror * ignores threats * dissolves obfuscations. * unless other graha in 8, may prefer to live free from in-laws


Ketu-8 occult knowledge occupies the emotionally hostile and contentious [6th-from-Chandra]

Associated with death occuring in a state of deep meditation, contemplation, reflective prayer, or other variety of dispersed awareness of physicality

Kumbha distribution systems

Dispersing Ketu

TA's corpse was literally torn apart to make relics for veneration.

Competing Catholic religious sects of priests, monks, and nuns all wanted a piece of the saint's holy and non-decomposing body to keep in their local reliquaries.

QUOTATION from the writings of Santa Teresa

" It is love alone that gives worth to all things."

"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 divine journey,

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 value it.

We don't remember that we are creatures made in the image of God.

We don't understand the great secrets hidden inside of us ." [randhresha-8 [uchcha] Shukra in lagna]

" Prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God."

"and now my friends,

all that is true, all that is noble,

all that is just and pure,

all that is loveable and gracious,

whatever is excellent and admirable -

fill all your thoughts with these things."

~~ Paul of Tarsus, Epistle to the Philippians 4:8


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