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author of the influential Roman Catholic memoire "The Little Way" * Le Petite Voie

see also: Sanctuaire Sainte Thérèse von Lisieux


Thérèse von Lisieux in July 1896

Le Petite Voie

Sainte Therese von Lisieux

fleshbirth 02-Jan-1873 * fleshdeath 30-Sep-1897 (age 24)

a.k.a. Marie-Françoise-Thérèse Martin

a.k.a. The Little Flower of Jesus

a.k.a. Therese de Liseux

a.k.a. Therese of the Little Way

a.k.a. Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, O.C.D.

Theresia vom Kinde Jesus und dem heiligen Antlitz


"The Little Flower of Jesus" * lived 1873-1897 * Sainte Therese von Lisieux

birth information fromérèse_of_Lisieux * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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


Revati radical lagna

  • Shil-Ponde (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 101

BPL commentary: For Revati nativities, the condition of Budha considerably affects the outcome

"... defect in hearing.

the native is a person of clean morals

  • and is popular with her own sex.

She is fond of pets and animals.

She is a very good housekeeper

  • and likes interior decoration and design .

Her face is laughing, always with dimples,

  • and she usually has black or dark brown eyes with curly hair."

Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha

Le Petite Voie 1873-1897 St. Therese von Lisieux


Therese von Lisieux , thirteen years old in 1886

Mangala Mahadasha

02-Jan-1873 fleshbirth * Mangala-Surya period * Surya rules 6-illness

Rahu Mahadasha

Rahu-Vrizabha * uttama * Rahu in bhava-3

28-Aug-1877 death of mother (Therese age 4) * Rahu-Guru period * Guru rules 2nd-from-matrikaraka Chandra

1884 tremors, seizures related to grief * Rahu-Ketu period

09-April-1888 (Therese age 15) received into the Carmelite convent * Rahu-Shukra period * Shukra-12 community of cloistered women, Shukra rules 8-transformation, 3-cohort sisters; Shukra rules Rahu-3

29-July-1894 death of father (Therese age 21) * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules 2nd-from-Surya

Guru Mahadasha

30-Sep-1897 fleshdeath (age 24, tuberculosis) * Guru-Budha period * Budha rules-7


Surya-Dhanuzya * Surya in bhava-10 * dig-bala * parivartamsha Guru-6

her father was a nationalist Catholic ideologue of the French right


Chandra-Kumbha Chandra in Dhaniztha

Zukra-Kumbha yuti Chandra-Kumbha


Mangala-Kanya * Kahala parivartamsha *Budha in Vrizchika

Mangala in bhava-7



Budha rules 10th navamsha

Budha in Vrizchika yuti Ketu-Vrizchika

Wrote in 1897 during Guru-Budha period (Budha parivartamsha Kuja) a sentimental, easy-reading spiritual instruction memoire The Story of a Soul . Published in 1898 after her death, it was hugely popular with Catholic working-class aspirants worldwide. Therese was revered as an ideal model for Catholic girlhood for a hundred years.


Guru-Simha * Guru in bhava-6 * multiple service ministries, expansion of imbalance-seeking-a-remedy


Chandra-yuti-Zukra * Chandra in bhava-12

Zukra-Kumbha yuti Chandra-Kumbha

Sarala Yoga Zukra rules 8 occupies 12


Shani-Makara * Shani-11 restraint of friendships, pressure to be in lawful community

Rahu * KetuRahu-Vrizabha * uttama * Rahu in bhava-3 * luxurious passion for communication

Ketu-Vrizchika Budha-yuti-Ketu * Ketu in Bhava-9


Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Le Petite Voie 1873-1897 St. Therese von Lisieux

double parivartamsha yoga

Karakamsha * Kanya-1 personality

matrikaraka Chandra-Makara rules 11-community

lagnesha Budha-yuti-Ketu-3 pietistic writings. Therese von Lisieux wrote in the style of sentimental piety recommending simplicity and service that was attainable even by those of humble origin.

Death of mother at her young age 4 Nishturabhashi yoga, raised by sisters who all entered the convent, father died at her age 21 and herself dead of tuberculosis at 24. Meeting tragedy and restrictions with simple charm, she became an icon of Roman Catholic spiritual clarity. Her instructions encouraged even the least capable spiritual aspirant to follow a modest but effective path called Le Petite Voie * "The Little Way"

Therese Martin of Alencon, France, was able to find and explain * Mangala parivartamsha Budha * a highly accessible and normal pathway.

Le Petite Voie (which is still widely read as a devotional study) consists of Therese's brief, entirely personal, charmingly modest, unanalyzed and sweepingly sentimental observations upon her childhood and early years in her Carmelite convent. The devotions are marked by profound humility. Readers learn through each each petite vignette that she was a spoiled youngest child prone to tantrums. She died shortly after finishing the reminiscence.

Easy to read and relatable, Le Petite Voie was a runaway best-seller within the peasant-heritage and working-class Roman Catholic communities of Europe and Euro-America. Within only a few years of her death, Saint Therese of the Little Way had become a celestial celebrity in the Roman Catholic Church.

Lasting Influence

For all its unpretentious, sweet (some would say saccharine) simplicity, the Little Way has provided guidance and comfort to millions of contemplative seekers since the early 20th century. Her phrasing might seem highly neurotic today. Yet when seen in the light of the typical romantic language of the late 1800's time period, these writings are not especially psychologically self-destructive or masochistic (as the critics may claim).

Therese's personal inability to relieve her aggrieved feelings (Mangala-Kanya-7) without the support of Divine grace, as expressed in her short life and her writings, have become a beacon of light to many trapped in the vortex of illness, grief, resentment, broken promises, social inequity, and personal dissatisfaction.

Dainya parivartamsha Surya-4 parivartamsha Guru-12 * sanctuary retreat

Budha-3 parivartamsha Mangala-1 * writing

Positive support from her devoted father. Surya-4 father is primary parent following death of mother Surya 12th-from-Chandra .

lagnesha-1 Budha-3 yuti Ketu suggests spiritual writing. Rahu-9 grants the doctrinal preaching and missionary passion.


Le crypte de la Basilique de Therese von Lisieux (2008)


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