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Papal Arms of Pope-266 Francis

Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina is believed by many to be a reincarnation of San Francesco d'Assisi * St. Francis of Assisi * c. 1182-1226 CE

preceded by

  • Pope 265 Benedictus XVI

  • Pope-264 John-Paul-II 1920-2005 Karol Wojtyla

born 14 months after

born 1 year after

born four days after

born 6 months before

possible alternate-incarnation of


2013 * Pope #266

2001 * Cardinal

1998 * Bishop of Buenos Aires

1973-1979 * Jesuit Provincial Superior


a.k.a. Rev. Jorge Maria Bergoglio

Earthbody-Entry Thursday-17-Dec-1936


Pope Franciscus * 2013- * Jorge Maria Bergoglio * 1936-

birth information from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

birth certificate = 21:00 veinte-uno

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Punarvasu * Aditya * Purnavasi * Vutvrta * Jamitra

BPL commentary:

For Punarvasu births of a masculine valence, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Guru may considerably affect the outcome. Masculine births under auspice of Puna, Visaka, or Purvabhadra may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of priestly teachers and guides.

For those born into the 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 guidance roles.

Mithunaya pada 1-2-3 represents 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 capacity for evocative description or inspirational speaking. Often excellent writers who can facilitate spiritual growth via specific explanation and detailed 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-pada-4 represents Guru's rulership of 6-imbalance ++ 9-philosophical principles. Pada-4 also embodies the tension between global, paternalistic Saptarishi versus local, undulating, motherly Somana. As master gardeners and natural herbal physicians, they understand 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 that develops into doctrine.

Although the Higher Teacher seeks wisdom, for Karkata-Punarvasu the guru-figure may also be adversarial, impoverished, polluted, or ailing (due to Brihaspati rules 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 81

"... from Arudra to Punarvasu, a startling change in mental development.

In Punarvasu, the native is possessed of profound intelligence,

  • capable of delving into and understanding all manner of philosophical and metaphysical postulates.

He revels in abstract thought

  • and has a lively and profound imagination.

He may be also a poet of high attainment, expressing a fire and vitality in his verse

  • which is the result of an unusually passionate temperament.

He will, however, be only moderately successful by worldly standards during his lifetime

  • although unlike the Arudra native, he will not experience poverty."

Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar


Chandra Mahadasha * age 1 month until age 10

17-Dec-1936 Earth-birth in Buenos Aires, Argentina * Chandra-Ketu bhukti

Mangala Mahadasha * age 10 until age 17

Rahu Mahadasha * age 17 until age 35

1957 age 21 dangerous pneumonia + surgical removal of a lung portion* Rahu-Ketu bhukti * Ketu excision, amputation

11-Mar-1958 begins Jesuit novitiate vow-1* Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra vows, promise, covenant

1959 grieved the decease of father

12-Mar-1960 Jesuit vow-2 obedience * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra vows, promise, covenant

1960 earned philosophy diploma from Colegio Máximo de San José in San Miguel, Buenos Aires * * Rahu-Zukra bhukti

Guru Mahadasha * age 35 until age 51

1964-1965 high school teacher * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru teacher

13-Dec-1969 Jesuit vow-3 full compliance * Guru-Budha period * Budha lagnesha

22-Apr-1973 Jesuit vow-4 = swear loyalty to Pope * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra vows, promise, covenant

Shani Mahadasha * * age 51 until age 70

1981 grieved the decease of mother (Jorge's age 45) * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules matrimaraka 2nd-from-Chandra

27-June-1992 Episcopal Consecration * Shani-Chandra bhukti

28-Feb-1998 becomes Archbishop of Buenos Aires * Shani-Guru chidradasha

Budha Mahadasha * age 70 until age 87

21-Feb-2001 appointed Cardinale by Pope-264 John-Paul-II 1920-2005 Karol Wojtyla * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha lagnesha

13-Mar-2013 elected Pope-266 (age 73) * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru karmesha (promotions)

Ketu Mahadasha * age 87 until

Janma Sade-Sati Makara Jan-2020 until Apr-2022

Distinctive features of the Nativity

Pope-266 Francis Bergoglio 2013

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Dhanuzya* Aditya * the unsplit, undivided
  • Surya in bhava-7 * center of agreements, brightly negotiating, focus on trade, intelligence for equity, peer entitlements, eye on contractual relationships
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss, radiantly descriptive
  • Surya-yuti-Guru * confidently expansive, bright teacher, entitled to philosophize, radiantly generous
  • Surya-yuti-Rahu * confidently opportunistic, bright mesmerizer, entitled to mix and mottle, radiantly risk-rewarding

Dad was an accountant and worked as a railway scheduler. Mario José Bergoglio (1908–1959)

Both parents had Italian roots. Dad was born in the Piedmont. Dad's family is said to have left Italy in 1929 primarily to escape the regime of Italy-Dictator 1883-1945 Fascist Benito Mussolini

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Makara-Draco * comforted by rhythmic hierarchical ordering
  • Chandra in Shravana * comforted by careful listening * protectors of undulating shamanic sound, customary lawfulness, structured parenting, reputable dwelling
  • Chandra in classroom-8 * comfort in crisis, familiar with catastrophic events, needs to feel identity transformation, soothed by secrecy, routine of sudden changes, initiation, occult sentience, discovery, self-reinvention; undulating shakti-shocks
  • Somana-yuti-Zukra * Emotionally indulgent, sensitive to sisterly figures, needs pleasuring, soothed by beauty, feels like a partner


Mom Regina María Sívori (1911–1981) = a housewife and mother of five. She kept an Italian home.

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations

Alliances and contracts are exceptionally complex and the most essential of these are focused on treasuries of lineage knowledge and banking assets. 7th-from-Chandra-8

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Kanya * vigorous pursuit of logical argumentation * proactive medication * thrust toward service, push toward unfairness
  • Mangala in bhava-4 * drive toward local transport, pursuit of building construction, invasive foundations, energized domestic conquests, pursuit of properties, ,household dynamics, aggressive parents

Kuja rules the emotionally motivated community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


  • Budha-Dhanuzya * priestly communications, articulation of sacred beliefs, doctrinal pronouncements, messages about philosophy and worldview
  • Budha in bhava-7 * narrative of relationships, contracts, deals * narrative of relationships, trusts, betrothal, contracts, describer of deal-making, delivers instructions for negotiation, explainer of arrangements
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * articulation of radiant authority, message of willpower and charisma, confidently talkative father
  • Budha-yuti-Guru * articulation of charitable generosity, message of optimism and expansion, talkative teacher
  • Budha-yuti-Rahu * articulation of ambitious desire, message of exciting opportunities, talkative mix-masters

Budha = kharesha

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

* Hamsha Yoga

  • Guru-Dhanuzya * mulatrikona * much philosophy, humanistic beliefs, broad worldview, doctrine of inclusive diversity
  • Guru in bhava-7 * many contracts, much negotiation, much partnership, abundant agreement, numerous alliances, extensive bargaining
  • Guru-yuti-Surya pitri-karaka * multiple father-figures, abundant confidence, much radiance, much humanistic political philosophy-policy, large-scale dramatic radiance
  • Guru-yuti-Budha yukta-karaka * multiple sibling-teammate figures, abundant conversational messaging, much detailed humanistic philosophy, large discussions
  • Guru-yuti-Rahu mizra-karaka * multiple mix-master figures, abundant opportunity for ambitions, seeks promotional advantage via globalist philosophy, large privileges

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Vimala Yoga

  • Zukra-Makara-Draco * appreciation of authoritative status, enjoys social position, pleasures of structure, hierarchical arrangements
  • Zukra-8 * pleasure of occult secrets, enjoys rejuvenating, camouflaged, hidden equity, feminine-figures initiate and transform, appreciation of catastrophic change
  • Zukra-yuti-Rahu * gracious opportunism, amplified beauty, sweetly ambitious desire, risk-rewarding contracts. A mesmerizingly (Rahu) attractive (Zukra) appearance.

Secretly luxurious Zukra rules 5 = the diva-centric, self-indulgent, and very red-and-gold environment of the Roman Catholic Church.

Zukra-8 rules career 10th-from-Chandra = career requires keeping confidences about relationships, money, equity

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Kumbha * moolatrikona 0-20 deg * old economies, pressured linkage, pressured skin-nerves, imposed connections, proletarian earnings, must earn profits with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-9 * must preach the old doctrine, old paradigms of belief; punitive, unyielding ideologies, cautious, conventional father-figures; tense and fearful religious teachers, chronic rigidity of worldview; heavy pressure against freely chosen convictions

Shani drishti into 11-economics + 3-communications + 6-ministry of service

Shani-Kumbha is charged with bringing the economic distributive systems and the community mindedness of the Age of Kumbha into focus of communication and service

From Chandra-Makara-Draco lagna, the mature voice of sober serious structured hierarchical Professor Shani rules

  • the emotionally-motivated traditionalism, family lineage conserving, treasure-preserving, language-and-history remembering, acquisitive, genetic conservation of 2nd-from-Chandra
  • the emotional authenticity of in-the-body feelings represented by sensitive, receptive, absorptive Chandrana

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

  • Rahu-Dhanuzya *craving for philosophical principle, theory, higher truth * mask of global humanistic belief * fascinated by doctrine, catechism * * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) guidance, generosity, patronage, proselytism, fatherliness
  • Rahu in bhava-7 * passion for partnership * in swabhava of Suave Zukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual arrangements, amplified bargains, vows, promises. Rahu-6 desires an important brokerage role in non-standard negotiations, deal-making, match-making, contracts, and trusts. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious partners (personal and professional). Rahu-7 trespasses the cultural boundaries of negotiated agreements, covenants, agreed terms of exchange, marriage. Rahu the Poseur may pose as the Perfect Partner, a middleman, a bargainer, a diplomat, an arranger, an agreeable advocate. Rahu-7 grants advantageous career positioning via instrumental alliances.
  • Surya-yuti-Rahu * amplified ambition, magnified confidence, exotic creativity, tricky drama, opportunistic father, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of political genius, hypnotic charm
  • Budha-yuti-Rahu * amplified evangelism, magnified communications, exotic information, tricky signals, opportunistic siblings + co-workers, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of critically important details, hypnotic articulation
  • Guru-yuti-Rahu * amplified generosity, magnified diversity, exotic beliefs, tricky teachings, opportunistic guides, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of inspired, high philosophy, hypnotic preaching


  • Ketu-Mithunaya * dissociates from conversations, incomplete message, empty instructions, dissolute signals, not limited by commerce, ignores restriction on communication
  • Ketu in classroom-1 * wanders from the fleshly container, disperses coherently unique identity, ambivalent toward the power of muscular movement, absent from embodiment, other-defined chameleon, irrelevance of the personality. One abandons an independent lifestyle, and chooses to depend upon important Others (Rahu-7).

Ketu-1 occupies 8-6th-from-Chandra

Partida de Nacimiento de Jorge Mario Bergoglio * nacio a las veinte y uno = 21 hrs


Red frame added by BP Lama



Saint Francis of Assisi Receiving the Stigmata, painted by Jan van Eyck, c. 1430–32 * Turin version

"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."

~~ Epistle to the Philippians 4:8


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