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Founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist

Author of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

Mary Baker Eddy

a.k.a. Mary Baker Glover

a.k.a. Mary Patterson

a.k.a. Mary Baker Glover Eddy

a.k.a. Mary Baker G. Eddy

Earthbody-Entry Monday-16-July-1821

Earthbody-Exit 03-Dec-1910 (age 89)

online version of the central CS text, Science and Health


Founder of Christian Science Healing * 1821-1910 * Mary Baker Eddy

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Magha * Pitriya

BPL commentary:

For Magha feminine nativities, the condition of limitless, observing, uncoupling, surrendering, wandering, dispersing Ketu may considerably affect the outcome.

Spirit guides, astral beings, pilgrims, ghosts, wanderers, observers, witnesses, awareness of impermanence, freedom from conventions, disregard for consequences, and inner listening may be especially influential.

Guided by the patrons of Regulus

Magha ladies often have a cause for which they are willing to sacrifice their own interests. Often there is some acute severance or separation which may be repaired after a long time. Fervently spiritual yet often unconventional in their behavior, Makha ladies can be socially eccentric due to their special combination of Ketu's witness perspective with Surya's absolute certainty of purpose.

Intensely romantic, disregarding of political consequences, and dramatic in their devotion to the ideal, the feminine Agha are typically independent actors and capable of living separately if circumstances demand it. She is often the only woman in a patriarchal (pitri) environment. Her qualities of detachment and her uniquely authentic intelligence may provoke criticism from more pedestrian judges.

Much depends on the characteristics of Ketu in the nativity.

Themes of separation, disconnection, abandonment, alienation, escape, wandering, annihilation, surrender, and liberation may contextualize Agha's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Magha

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939).Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 94

"A frank and courageous nature

  • and a charming and interesting character ...

Unfortunately these attributes seem to engender envy on the part of those less fortunately bequeathed.

As a result, this person is subject to barbs of gossip

  • and all through her life has many secret enemies

  • who are jealous of her in one way or another.

this in spite of the fact that hers is essentially an honorable and virtuous character

  • not given to either thought or action

  • which should bring slander or scandal.

She is particularly loyal to her family

  • and will do anything to make them happy.

As a result of his, her actions are often misconstrued

  • and used against her by her enemies. "

Biographical data matched to Vimshottari Dasha periods


Mary Baker Eddy in elder years

Zukra rules swamsha

Chandra Mahadasha * age birth until age 2.9

16-July-1821 * birth as the youngest of six children * Chandra-Budha period

Mangala Mahadasha * age 2.9 until 7.9

Rahu Mahadasha * age 7.9 until 25.9

Dec-1843 Marriage-1 (age 22) * Rahu-Zukra period * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Dhanuzya-Mithunaya contact Chandra-Mithunaya-navamsha

June-1844 death of husband-1. Mary was widowed after six months of marriage, and when she was 6-mos pregnant with her first child * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra dhava-maraka rules 2+7 from Guru

12-Sept-1844 * child-1 (Mary's age 23) * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra rules 5th-from-Chandra * Guru yuti nichha-Shani provides a difficult childbirth ++

1849 lost her child by law, separation lasting 30 years * Rahu-Mangala chidradasha * Mangala in 5th-from-Chandra ++ Mangala rules 12th-from-5ht = separation from the child

Guru Mahadasha * age 25.9 until 41.9

Nov-1849 grieved the decease of mother (Mary's age 28) * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 12th-from-Chandra * during Rahu-Ketu return

Feb-1853 death of affianced * Guru-Shani period * Shani rules 2nd-from-5th death of lover

1853 Marriage- 2 * Guru-Shani period * Shani-yuti-Guru * Shani rules navamsha-7

1865 * grieved decease of father * Guru-Rahu chidradasha

Shani Mahadasha * age 41.9 until 60.9

1866 death of her teacher Phineas Quimby and self-declared withdrawal for study * Shani-Shani swabhukti

1873 * divorce-1 from husband-2 on grounds of adultery * Shani-Zukra period

1875 * wrote Science and Health, the core text of Christian Science * Shani-Zukra period * Zukra-12 prayer rules 3-publications

1877 * Marriage-3 (MBE's age 56) * Shani-Chandra period * Chandra rules swamsha * ++ Shani 2nd-return ++ 3rd Rahu-return

1879 Eddy and 26 followers founded the Church of Christ Scientist * Shani-Rahu period * Rahu-7 covenant

04-Jun-1882 * death of husband-3 (Mary's age 60) * Shani-Guru chidradasha * Guru rules 7th-from-9th-from-Chandra = death of third husband

1882 Eddy established the Massachusetts Medical College in Boston MA * Shani-Guru period * * Shani-yuti-Guru * Shani rules 7= schooling, diploma

Budha Mahadasha * age 60.9 until 77.9

1889 closed the Massachusetts Medical College * Budha Zukra period

Ketu Mahadasha * age 77.9 until age 86.9

later years descent into paranoia

Zukra Mahadasha * age 86.9 until decease age 89

03-Dec-1910 Lightbody Lift-off (age 89) * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra gives effect of Budha-rules-2

Distinctive features of the Nativity


Mary Baker Eddy endured a series of early life restrictions and pains including an abusive father [Shani-Meza + Surya-12], widowhood, marital abandonment, kidnapping of her child who was sold to distant farm family. Excruciating illnesses pressured her into bedridden status Chandra-6. These relentless limitations, refusals, and delays shaped a character which initially accepted her low rank in social class structures yet determined to earn (Shani) respect via sacred teachings (9). \\

Christian Science 1821-1910 Mary Baker Eddy * When Mrs. Eddy was very ill and no relatives would taken her child, her father remarried and her stepmother also would not accept the child (Ketu occupies the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra , stepmother) Mary's her four-year-old son was then sold by her father (Surya rules Ketu-5 and Surya occupies 12th-from-5th) without her consent to a childless couple to raise as a working child on their farm.

The sale was legal according to the patriarchal property laws of the day. Taking her son as theirs, the couple moved 1000 miles away. The boy was told that his mother was dead. She did not meet her son again until he was aged 34.

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka


  • Surya-Karkata * Bhanu * ray of light
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds, brightly contemplative, focus on seclusion, invisible light-source provides guidance, intuitive entitlements, intelligence for private prayer, eye on imagination
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss, radiantly descriptive
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious, bright bargainer, entitled to pleasures, radiantly diplomatic, self-reflexively attractive


Dad was known as a difficult and disputatious personality.

Surya rules Ketu in classroom-1

Surya located in the dissolving, invisible, imaginative, prayerful vyayabhava.

* retrospectively (and not completely authoritatively) diagnosed with psychotic personality disorder (PPD)

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Vimala Yoga

  • Chandra in Shravana * comforted by careful listening * protectors of undulating shamanic sound, customary lawfulness, structured parenting, reputable dwelling
  • Chandra-Makara-Draco * comforted by rhythmic hierarchical ordering
  • Chandra in classroom-6 * comforted by service ministry, familiar with animosity, accusation, litigation, domestic and interpersonal conflict; needs to feel helpful, soothed by medication, routine ailments, undulating disagreements


Chanda-6 both mother and self are frequently sick in childhood

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations

  1. 7th-from-Chandra-6 = marriage-1 = bhava-12 contains Surya-Zukra-Budha
  2. 2nd-from-7th-from-Chandra-6 = bhava-2 contains Rahu
  3. 9th-from-7th-from-Chandra-6 = bhava-2

Christian Science 1821-1910 Mary Baker Eddy was divorced once and widowed twice during her 89-year lifespan.

Spirituality of Illness

Chandra-6 rules 12-clairsentience interior guidance

As vyayapathi, Chandra-6 opened her clairsentience, and she began to understand the psycho-emotional energy which operates the material fleshbody systems

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka


  • Mangala-Vrizabha * vigorous pursuit of lineage collections, * proactive in acquisition, hoards, herds, banking, treasuries * push toward accumulations
  • Mangala in bhava-10 * dig-bala * drive toward leadership, pursuit of social authority, invasive regulation, ,hierarchical dynamics, energized governing conquests

Mangala rules gainful 11th-from-Chandra = 4


Mangala rules 10th navamsha * physical body, energy

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Budha Atma Karaka

  • Budha-Karkata * comfortable communications, articulation of rhythmic root culture, security, foundations, customary pronouncements, messages about protection and nourishment
  • Budha in bhava-12 * narrative of sanctuary, quietude, research, contemplation, describer of astral inner terrain, explainer of spiritual guidance, delivers instructions for distant worlds
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * articulation of radiant confidence, message of willpower and charisma, talkative father
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * articulation of equity in agreements, message of justice and fairly bargained contracts; songwriting , talkative sister-cousin-cohort, lyricist

For Simha nativities, Budha rules 2 + 11 thus the financial situation of income (11) + savings (2) depends largely on the condition of the Kumara.

Budha rules Bhava-11 elder siblings Mithunaya

Ms. Eddy's cherished elder brother was an attorney. He was the law-partner of POTUS-14 Bleeding Kansas 1804-1869 Franklin Pierce MBE learned a good deal of law from him. Her her use-or-misuse of the lawcourts was controversial due to nichha-Shani-9 rules Rahu-7..

Narrative Budha

She specialized in the narrative of private prayer (12) responding to illness (Chandra-6). Although herself addicted to morphine (Zukra-12), Mrs. Eddy articulated a process of self-medication via prayer and energy transfer

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Meza * much pioneering innovation, many competitions, pioneering beliefs, doctrine of conquest
  • Guru in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto *swabhava * many and diverse doctrines, multiple beliefs, much preaching, broad understanding of teachings, multiple father-figures, many guru-professor, much patronage, extensive understanding
  • Guru-yuti-Shani atta-karaka * multiple elder-figures, abundant structure, many rules, much humanistic social philosophy, large responsibilities

doctrine, prayer, spiritual guidance

From Chandra-Makara-Draco lagna, the believers' voice of abundant, doctrinal, theoretical, philosophical, preaching Professor Guru rules

  • the emotionally motivated information-delivering, evangelical, publishing, announcing, script-reading, reporting, conversational, process-managing communications of 3rd-from-Chandra
  • the emotionally motivated sanctuary-seeking, private, retreating, withdrawing, cloistered, imaginative, meditative 12th-from-Chandra

Guru the Multiplier rules 8-transformative healing + 11-earnings, community, social networks

Guru-12 *early proponent of techniques of the spiritualist movement such as seance and psychism She performed trance-channel for earning. Reversed her stance and opposed hypnotism, trance et-cetera. later in life

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Karkata * appreciation of comforting routine, pleasures of secure borders, enjoys rhythmic seasons, aesthetic of domestic arrangements
  • Zukra-12 * pleasure of imagination, enjoys spiritually guided equity, feminine-figures intuit and envision, appreciation of interiority
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * gracious brightness, radiant beauty, self-reflexive bargaining, sweetly confident entitlements, enjoys politics, negotiating father-figure, intelligently focused on trades, arrangements, contracts
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * gracious conversation, articulate beauty, sweetly communicative messaging

Zukra-yuti-Budha-narratives + Zukra-yuti-Surya-personality

Zukrarules 3-publication + 10-public profession, career, reputation

Bhava-3 Rahu drishti ++ Shani-Guru drishti into bhava-3 publications, announcements, meetings, writings, cohort

Some of MBE's organizational publications include

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Meza * nichha * old feuds, pressured invasions, old competitions, proletarian survival, pressure in the head-brain, imposed competition, must conquer 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-yuti-Guru * resistance against expansion, limited understanding, doctrinal discipline, constrained growth

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

nichha-Shani's hypocrisy * Shani in Bhava-9 preaching

lifelong addiction to morphine (Zukra-12) while preaching against drugs * Shani rules 6-addictions

For the Simha nativity, Shani produces a mixed effect

Shani rules 7-balance, harmony, contracts, settlements + 6-lawsuits, accusations

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

  • Rahu-Kumbha (swakshetra)* craving for community * mask of lawfully interlinked systems; fascinated by networks * seeks special importance via social participation programs
  • Rahu in bhava-7 * in swabhava of Suave Zukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual arrangements, amplified alliances, marriages, vows, agreements; desires a special, important, brokerage role in non-standard negotiations, deal-making, match-making, contracts, and trusts. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious partners (personal and professional). Rahu the Poseur may pose as the Perfect Partner, a middleman, a bargainer, a diplomat, an arranger, an agreeable advocate. Powerful placement for career position via instrumental alliances.

privilege via economic activity via peer relationships, legal contracts, advisers

MBE was regularly accused of fraud and plagiarism exacerbated via nichha-Shani-9 theory, philosophy. Yet her theological integrity was generally unharmed. Her following grew despite the slander and predominantly attracted a wealthy, economically engaged clientele.

Rahu drishti and Shani drishti afflict bhava-3 frequently accused of both fraud and plagiarism in her literary writings (3), yet her income and her faith community did grow with time.

Rahu-7 drishti to 3, nichha-Shani-9 drishti to 3. For more than 40 years from the time of the Civil War until her death in 1910, Mrs. Eddy was a highly controversial, yet mesmerizing figure. She was a productive writer throughout her middle and later years. Her writings first came to prominence during the difficult years of her mahadasha of Shani-nichha; her spiritualized writings continued due to drishti of Rahu-7 upon 11-1-3

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Singha * dissociates from creative performance, incomplete entitlement, empty intelligence, dissolute brilliance, not limited by celebrity roles, ignores restriction on political opinion
  • 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

Ketu in classroom-1 dispersed charisma, dissolved identity, psychic personality

Ketu Mahadasha * age 77.9 until age 86.9

MBE was addicted to morphine during the later decades of her long life. She suffered increasing paranoia and hallucinations.

Ketu mulatrikona = Mithunaya 3rd = message, explanation, instruction, demonstration, meetings, media, publication, announcement, report, signal, transaction, teamwork, coordination, conference, confrere, cohort, collaboration

Ketu in classroom-1 = 8th-from-Chandra.

Mary Baker Eddy was widowed in her first marriage, and following the death of her husband-1 she returned to her father's home. Her son was unwanted by her father's second wife. The stepmother is indicated by Ketu-Singha -1residing in Mary's emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra.

The stepmother disliked single-mother widowed Mary and would not tolerate Mary's child in her home. Under the law of the time, Mary's father legally owned both his dependent adult daughter and his daughter's child.

By the father's legal right to dispose of his property, Mary's child was then lawfully taken from Mary and sold by the father into bondage with a farm family who moved a thousand miles away. There was no contact (Ketu emptiness) until Child was Restored to her after 30 years (Shani cycle)

child stolen from her and sold to farmers who then moved far distant, reunited 30 years later

Mangala-10 drishti ++ Guru-9 drishti upon Ketu in classroom-1

"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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