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Bernadette of Lourdes

a.k.a. Sainte Marie-Bernarde Soubirous

a.k.a. Santa Maria-Bernarda Sobiros

a.k.a. Soeur Bernarde

Earthbody-Entry Sunday-07-Jan-1844

Earthbody-Exit 16-Apr-1879 (age 35)


Saint Bernadette of Lourdes * lived 1844-1879 * Maria Bernarda Sobiros * Soeur Bernadette Soubirous

birth information from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

born on day-2 Dwitiya * Bija * Duja * Krishna Paksha

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativity

Shatavisaka * Sadachbia * Shata-takara

BPL commentary:

For Shata-taraka natives, the disposition of mesmerizing, hypnotic, shadowy, privilege-seeking Professor Rahu considerably affects the outcome.

Exotics, ethnic mixers, opportunists, charlatans, masters of smoke and oils, and entrancingly ambitious persons may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from the civilizations of Sadachbia* Tabernacles

Shil-Ponde (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 100.

"A person who is controlled in her emotions.

  • She is not easily angered.

  • Her own sex respects her.

She is attached to her relatives

  • and beloved by her elders.

She will always maintain a good and respectable position in the community."

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha periods


Maria Bernarda Sobiros as a 15-year-old


Shani Mahadasha * age birth until age 2.6

07-Jan-1844 Earthbody-Entry * Shani-Rahu period * Rahu amplifies Surya ruler of 5 = 3rd-from-3rd containing disbursive Ketu = extraordinary messages

Budha Mahadasha * age 2.6 until age 19.6

As a very young child age 4-5, she contracted water-born disease cholera, and nearly died. * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha rules 8 dangerous transformations

1857 (age 13) sent to work as a shepherd in exchange for tutoring, but was not happy and not tutored * Budha-Rahu period * Rahu occupies 6th-from-Chandra

11-Feb-1858 (age 14) until 16-July-1858 (age 14) * 18 Marian apparitions of the Immaculate Conception occurred to Maria-Bernarda in the grotto at Lourdes; this sequence is often called la Quinzaine sacre, the sacred fifteen-days. * Budha-Rahu period * Budha messages Rahu exotic

Apr-1862 (age 18) profoundly ill, Lightbody Lift-off expected. Bernadette was given Last Rites * Extreme Unction * Budha-Shani chidra-dasha * Shani rules-12 dissolution but not fleshdeath

Ketu Mahadasha * age 19.6 until age 2.6.

08-Dec-1866 decease of her mother, Louise Casterot (Bernarda age 22) * Ketu-Kuja period period * Kuja rules 12th-from-4th

29-July-1866 (age 22) * obtained a covered lifestyle (8) via acceptance into the Congregation des Sœurs de la Charite de Nevers * Ketu-Rahu period * join community Rahu-11

Zukra Mahadasha

04-Mar-1871 decease of her father, Francois Soubirous (Bernarda's age 27) * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Sukra provides effect of Shani rules 2nd-from-Surya

16-Apr-1879 (age 35) Lightbody Lift-off * Zukra-Rahu period * Surya-yuti-Rahu * Rahu gives effect of Surya maraka rules-7

Distinctive features of nativity:



Basilique de Notre-Dame de Lourdes

Church built upon the one of the supply bases (Basilica = base) of the underlying Roman military control network which was supplanted by the Roman religious control system (as the age of Mesha shifted into the age of Meena)

* dedicated to Our Lady at Lorus ** old Celtico-Roman name of Lourdes = Lorus

SoubirousBernadette2.jpg Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

Surya-yuti-Rahu occupies the emotionally uncomfortable 6th-from-Chandra * father + mother = 6/8

Her father's grain mill failed during a nationwide economic depression which inflicted poverty throughout France. Surya-11 economies yuti Rahu-zero-Mula = sudden economic changes for the father.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Karkata * comforted by rhythmic tidal maternal soothing
  • Chandra in Pushyami * comforted by lawful customs * protectors of the ethno-social structure, sensitive legislators, sober caretakers, legally minded environmentalists ruled by Shani-12
  • Chandra in classroom-6 * comfort in service ministry, medication, ailment, accusation, litigation, conflict

Bernarda's 16-year-old mother (Chandra-6) married a modestly prosperous local grain miller. Little Bernarda's birth during Shani-Rahu period shows that the family was modestly comfortable due to Rahu-11 economic ambition. Yet 7th-from-Chandra = Shani cluster in 12 = mother's marriage contract would prove to be impoverishing.

As eldest of seven children, the non-literate Maria-Bernarda was put to work by her parents in the service of a foster mother (Chandra-6). The mother-figure, who gave food and shelter in exchange for the girl's work in watching a flock of sheep. Bernadette apparently disliked the foster situation and after some months made the day-long walk back to her home.

Chandra in Pushyami * comforted by lawful customs * protectors of the ethno-social structure, sensitive legislators, sober caretakers, legally minded environmentalists is law-abiding but Chandra-6 suggests that the mother-figures are generally exploitive and adversarial to the native. Before the age of Chandra's maturity at age 24, those born with Chandra-6 often experience a pronounced degree of domestic servitude and betrayal by precisely those entrusted with one's care. In Maria Bernarda's case these emotionally abusive figures included police interrogators, village schoolteachers, her wet-nurse foster mother, and the convent Mother-Superior. After age 24, generally for Chandra-6 the feeling of wrongful treatment and victimization can mature into an acceptance of exploitation as a normal feature of life.

Typical of Chandra-6, Bernadette was persistently but non-fatally sick during most of her short life. Her decease occurred age 35 during Zukra-Ketu period coterminous with Rahu-Ketu return to nodal axis.

Karkata-Chandra-6 receives incoming drishti of Zukra, Budha, Shani. During every bhukti of Zukra, Budha, Shani there is also an influence of psycho-emotional hypersensitivity of Chandra.

Shani's drishti upon Chandra-6 while Shani owns Pushya nakshatra also places some beneficial limits upon the misbehaviors (6) of the caretaker-figures. Despite a lifetime of animosities and illnesses, her experience of mistreatment was largely accommodated into her understanding Earthly social-material limitations due to drishti from suppressive, dutiful Shani. The lore of Bernadette in the devotional literature recounts that she accepted all penance (Shani penance, Shani weight) and remained cheerful despite the obvious bodily pain of her fatal tuberculosis.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Kuja occupies the emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

Kuja rules 3-10 occupies 1

Her own public recognition was huge due to karmesha-Kuja-1, but she was too sick to use it. (Chandra-6.)

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Budha rules the emotionally motivated communicative cohort instructive descriptive team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra emotionally based messages * siblings, cohort, communications, announcements, reports

Budha rules 8 occupies 12 = Viparita Raja-Yoga * Sarala Yoga

Budha occupies the contractual, partnering 7th-from-Chandra

Disease conditions

After the childhood cholera, Bernadette suffered a lifelong condition of asthma = Budha-Makara-12 lungs and Ketu-Mithuna lungs asthma.

Budha Mahadasha * age 3 until age 19. Maria Bernarda did not learn to read until she was an older teenager. With the family in dire straits financially, Bernadette was sent into the local countryside to live with the woman who had nursed her as an infant (wet nurse). The foster-mother was supposed to prepare Bernarda to read catechism to prepare for First Communion, but instead Bernarda shepherded this woman's sheep. Chandra-6 agricultural tasks receives dristhi of Budha-12 yuti Shani-12 indicating the chronic servitude of peasantry (6) particularly during periods of Budha, Shani, or Zukra.

After Budha's maturity age 32, the native remains an invisible, enclosed figure.

Sibling Cohort

St. Bernadette was the eldest (Surya-11) of nine children. Budha ruler of the emotionally motivated communicative cohort instructive descriptive team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra (younger siblings) occupies Makara-12, showing servitude responsibility (Shani) for managing (Budha) the cohort of siblings. However as always for Chandra-6, the the emotionally motivated communicative cohort instructive descriptive team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra = randhrasthana suggesting that while the younger ones are a heavy responsibility, the emotionally connection to them undergoes a destructive transformation.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Guru occupies the emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

Family and language * bhava-2

Aquero spoke to Maria Bernarda Sobiros using the Occitan dialect Gascon, the language of Gascogne. Ruler of 2 = Guru-1 suggesting a strong personal identification with her native language. Bernadette's narrative contains numerous references emphasizing the importance of the fact that The Lady spoke to her in native Gascon, not the government language of French.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Zukra occupies the contractual, partnering 7th-from-Chandra

Yogakaraka Zukra rules 4-9 and Zukra-yuti-Zani-yuti-Budhan

Traditionally in these Celtic-culture lands, the spiritual information provided by messengers from Otherworld is accessed through deep grounding in the Earth. As a child, Maria Bernarda was raised partially in a "cachot" = cache, a cold earth storage basement under-house, previously used as a souterraine for milled grain, and as a gaol. Although physically the cold damp underground becomes a breeding pit for disease, the opposite effects may be felt spiritually as one contacts the Otherworld by living under the Earth's surface surrounded by damp dirt.

Shamans (the listeners) often get very sick. Shani rules Sravana swamsha.

suggests her legendary oft-repeated (Budha) request to have a chapel (4, ritual housing) built at the sacred site (4) as dictated by Aquero

Her place of burial after Lightbody Lift-off ultimately was a glass shrine, not an underground grave. Her under-earth listeners' cashot (4) became a celebrated crystal-and-gold casket.

Sisters in Convent de Nevers

After she was accepted (age 22) into the cloisters of the Congregation des Sœurs de la Charite de Nevers (Ketu-Rahu period) Bernadette became a nursing sister.

However during the final years of her service, the fatal tuberculosis on the bone was so intense that she mainly remained in her cell (cell enclosure = 12, mahadasha of Zukra-12).

As a condition of the grant of sanctuary (12) within the convent walls, Maria-Bernarda was forbidden from discussing the Marian apparitions. In coordination with taking her vows (Ketu-Rahu period, Rahu emphasizes Surya-rules-7 vows) Bernarda was permitted to tell the whole story, once, to her immediate congregation in the convent (audience Budha-12). Thereafter (due to the jealousy of the Mother Superior) she could never mention this extraordinary tale again. Chandra-6 jealous mothers, and Surya-yuti-Rahu (extraordinary charisma) located in criminalized 6th-from-Chandra.

Bernarda assumed a role in managing the in-situ hospice of the Sisters in Lourdes. Zukra karmesha-10 profession Zukra-12 sanctuary.

Soeur Marie-Bernarde crafted altar-vestment embroideries. Her textiles were said to be very beautiful. Makara-Zukra + Shani gifts a lovely balanced sense of artistic design and textured structure.

Zukra rules the patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra * emotional home with the sisters

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka


rulers of 2, 3, 6, 7, 10 and 11 = occupy bhava-6 ministry of service

lagnesha Shani rules Kumbha radical lagna

Shani rules Sravana swamsha = a Listener.

Shani occupies the contractual, partnering 7th-from-Chandra

Shani-yuti-Budha suggests a person of few words and rustic speech. She never changed her story despite endless inquisitions. She repeated patiently and without exception or embroidery, exactly what she heard from Aquero and nothing more or less. The primary topic of her narrative was private prayer (12).

Shani-yuti-Zukra * Bernadette was blessed with a dark, high-boned, pastoral beauty of the region

Shani-12 lagnesha * First her imagination and then the cloister (12) enclosed the identity into the sanctuary of interiority, clairsentient prayer.

Shani-12-Makara rules 1-personality and 2-speech. Shani is typically pragmatic and proletarian in attitude and orientation. Rather than be sent to an insane asylum (12 - which had been suggested) she evolved into a cloistered nun serving in hospice (12) medical care, distinguished only by her conventional piety, humility, and commitment to service.

Shani rules the emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra. It was said that young Sr. Marie-Bernarde received a rather rough treatment from the sisters in the convent (Zukra-12). But she was also neutrally accepting and rather oblivious toward those who mistreated her.

Also likely she was the victim (6) of an overly vigorous campaign by puritanical mothers superior (Chandra-6) against the newly sloganized, dreaded bourgeois sin of female conceit. "Penance, penance" was Bernadette's motto. (Shani, weight, penance)

Disease serves purpose of spiritual-cellular release of expectations and acceptance of ministry of service. She died of tuberculosis of the bones, Makara. The site of most intense infection and suffering was her right knee = Shani. After canonization Bernadette became the patron saint of ill persons praying for intercession for incurable or mysterious diseases.

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

Dhanuzya-Mula Rahu-11 ambition to realize economic gains and community connections

She was the center of intense attention within the devotional community. Many were fascinated by her exotic, extraordinary miraculous visions of Aquero *"That" -- which no one else could see (Surya unique). Although Bernadette personally pursued no economic profits, she became the brilliant (Surya)centerpiece of an extremely high-revenue (11) holy shrine at Lourdes.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Ketu-5 is disorienting and anti-materialistic toward celebrity fame, and combined with putra-pathi Budha-12 would suggest a preference to avoid children.

Ketu occupies Karakamsha bhava-5 celebrity indicating her great popularity as a saint (Ketu). She had no interest in fame however; wrote no books; granted no interviews after the period of police interrogations was complete (except to Church officials) and generally eschewed attention.


The Pocket Dalai Lama,

page 22

"I would like to mention my visit to Lourdes as a pilgrim. There, in front of the cave, I experienced something very special. I felt a spiritual vibration, a kind of spiritual presence there.

And then, in front of the image of the Virgin Mary, I prayed.

I expressed my admiration for this holy place that has long been a source of inspiration and strength, that has provided spiritual solace, comfort and healing to millions of people.

And I prayed that this may continue for a long time to come.

My prayer there was not directed to any clearly defined object, like Buddha or Jesus Christ or a bodhisattva, but was simply directed to all great beings who have infinite compassion towards all sentient beings."


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