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sheep-herder, convent nurse
a.k.a. Sainte Marie-Bernarde Soubirous
a.k.a. Santa Maria-Bernarda Sobiros
a.k.a. Soeur Bernarde
Earthbody-Exit 16-Apr-1879 (age 35)
Saint Bernadette of Lourdes * lived 1844-1879 * Maria Bernarda Sobiros * Soeur Bernadette Soubirous
birth information from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernadette_Soubirous * 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
Uttarazadha * Vaizva
For Uttara-azadha natives, the condition of radiant, intelligent, central, confident, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya considerably affects the outcome.
Father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.
Guided by instructors from the civilizations of Nunki
The Makara-pada 2-3-4 are particularly mystical, and institutions may be constructed around their secret light.
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 87
"...a contented nature.
She is one who is interested in forming societies and clubs,
She is fluent in speech ,
She is extremely devoted to her husband."
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 Earth-birth * Shani-Rahu period * Rahu amplifies Surya ruler of 8-occult
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 6-disease
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-Guru period * Guru rules-12 retreat but not fleshdeath
Ketu Mahadasha * age 19.6 until age 2.6.
29-July-1866 (age 22) * acceptance into the Congregation des Sœurs de la Charite de Nevers * Ketu-Zukra period * Zukra vows, promise
08-Dec-1866 decease of her mother, Louise Casterot (Bernarda age 22) * Ketu-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 2nd-from-Chandra
04-Mar-1871 decease of father, Francois Soubirous (Bernarda's age 27) * Ketu-Budha period * Budha rules 7th-from-Surya
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
For Makara-Draco nativities, Surya rules 8 occupies 12 = Viparita Raja-Yoga
Sarala Yoga protects from destruction by occult forces, poisons, secret agents, undisclosed information.
Despite the chaotic church politics and superstitious attacks by the village people, young Bernarda's visions (12) were sustaining and protective. She continued her lifetime habit of private prayer (12) as always, regardless of outside turbulence.
The parents are not ideally aligned = father + mother = 6/8
Dad's grain mill failed during a nationwide economic depression which inflicted poverty throughout France.
Surya in bhava-12 yuti Rahu-zero-Mula = sudden changes for the father.
Surya randhresha seeks coverage * defined by extraordinary self-annihilating Rahu-Mula
As a condition of the grant of sanctuary (12) within the convent walls, Maria-Bernarda was forbidden from discussing the brilliant Marian apparitions (Surya). In coordination with taking her vows, Bernarda was permitted to tell the whole story, once, to her immediate congregation in the convent. Thereafter (due to the jealousy of the Mother Superior) she could never mention this extraordinary (Surya-yuti-Rahu) tale again.
Until she became too sick to work, Bernarda assumed a role in managing the in-situ hospice (12) of the Sisters in Lourdes.
Consistent with the customs of the day, Bernarda's 16-year-old mother (Chandra) married a modestly prosperous local grain miller. Little Maria-Bernarda's birth was the first her her nine children (7 survived infancy).
MARRIAGE partnership support expectations
As eldest of seven living children, the non-literate Maria-Bernarda was put to work by her parents in contract to a foster mother (Chandra-7). The contract (7) specified that the sheep-owning fostering mother would give food and shelter in exchange for the girl's shepherding work. Bernadette apparently disliked the foster situation, because she was not being properly prepared for her Holy Communion. After some months made the day-long walk back to her home without notice to the mistress, because she wanted to return to her beloved mother.
Karkata-Chandra-7 contracts, alliances, partnerships = 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.
Chandra in Pushyami = law-abiding
Before the age of Chandra's maturity at age 24, those born with Chandra in classroom-7 if separated from home often experience a deep longing for the mother which must be satisfied (7 satisfaction, equity, balanced). After age 24, the mother-child alliance is more negotiable.
Shani's drishti upon Chandra-7 while Shani owns Pushya nakshatra also places a natural austerity upon the personality.
A significant dhanayoga occurs as a result of Kuja-rules-11 ++ Kuja occupies-2.
Although Bernadette eschewed personal possessions after she took the nun's vow of poverty, nevertheless her extended family (2, kutumbha) profited greatly as the shrine was built and tourist funds began to develop. Many succeeding generations have maintained economic advantage due to the speeches of their ancestor Sr. Maria Bernarda.
Although a loyal rural personality, her Kuja residing the emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra would suggest that her relationship with her more expansion, ebullient family members may have been volatile (8)
Kuja rules 4-11 occupies 2 = gainful from real-estate (the grotto) and from marketplace revenues (tourism)
Kuja-2 bandesha = her legendary oft-repeated (Budha) request to have a chapel (4, ritual housing) built at the sacred site (4) as dictated by Aquero
Chattering Kumara 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-yuti-Zukra-1 occupy Sravana the Listener
Chattering Kumara occupies the contractual, partnering 7th-from-Chandra
Disease conditions * rogesha Budha-1
Rogesha Budha-1 = Bernadette was persistently but non-fatally sick during most of her short life. Most periods of Budha were defined by illness which co-occurred with religious fervor since Budha is also the dharmesha.
Rogesha in radical lagna generally indicates a lifetime of both suffering and service. Budha in bhava-1 * digbala is particularly empowered to articulate both aspects of bhava-6 via the physical body (1).
Disease serves purpose of spiritual-cellular release of expectations and acceptance of ministry of service. She died of tuberculosis of the bones = Budha-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.
After the childhood cholera, Bernadette suffered a lifelong condition of asthma = Budha- lungs and Ketu-Mithunaya-6 = lungs asthma.
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.
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.
St. Bernadette was the eldest of nine children. Budha-yuti-Shani connotes a heavy, adult-level responsibility for siblings.
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-1, showing responsibility (Shani) for managing (Budha) the cohort of siblings.
3rd-from-Chandra = dharmasthana suggesting that while the younger ones are a heavy responsibility, the overall experience is fortunate (9) indeed one has a patronizing, fatherly role. Bernadette was not heard to complain about her peasant home duties since these were culturally normal (Shani) . Chandra in classroom-7 suggests that she would have experienced an equal, emotionally sustaining relationship with her dear mother in a joint parenting arrangement. Surya-12 suggests that the father was often elsewhere.
Guru occupies the emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra
Guru karaka for languages
Family and language * bhava-2
Aquero spoke to Maria Bernarda Sobiros using the Occitan dialect Gascon, the language of Gascogne. Guru-2 = ability to use several languages, and a preference for the tongue of the common people (Kumbha). 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 occupies the contractual, partnering 7th-from-Chandra
Yogakaraka Zukra rules 5-10
Zukra karmesha occupies bhava-1 suggesting that, solicited or not, one would become a well-known figure
Zukra-yuti-Budhan occupies Sravana The Listener
Shamans (the listeners) often get very sick.
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 a house. The cachot in which she was raised (due to her family's poverty) had been 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.
Zukra * Sisters in Convent de Nevers
After she was accepted (age 22) into the cloisters of into the Congregation des Sœurs de la Charite de Nevers * Ketu-Zukra period * Zukra vows, promise * Bernadette became a nursing sister in a community of religious women.
It was said that young Sr. Marie-Bernarde received a rather rough treatment from the sisters in the convent. But she was also neutrally accepting and rather oblivious toward those who mistreated her due to Ketu in classroom-6 .
Also likely she was the victim (6) of an overly vigorous campaign by puritanical mothers superior (Chandra-Pushya) against the newly sloganized, dreaded bourgeois sin of female conceit. "Penance, penance" was Bernadette's motto. (Shani, weight, penance)
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 * in all the unwanted publicity of her fame, Bernarda found a safe home with the sisters
Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka
rulers of 1 + 2 + 5 + 6 + 9 + 10 = occupy bhava-1 personality
Shani occupies the contractual, partnering 7th-from-Chandra
Shani-yuti-Budha suggests a person of few words and rustic speech. Reticence to speak is exacerbated by Ketu-Mithunaya-6. She never changed her story, despite the pressure (Shani) of endless police inquisitions. She repeated patiently, without exception or embroidery, exactly what she heard from Aquero and nothing more or less. The primary topic of her narrative was penance (Shani).
Shani-yuti-Zukra * Bernadette was blessed with a dark, high-boned, pastoral beauty of the region
Shani-1 lagnesha *
Shani-1-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 (which had been suggested) she evolved into a cloistered nun serving invisibly in a hospice (Rahu+Surya-12) distinguished only by her Shani conventional piety, humility, and commitment to service.
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)
Rahu occupies zero degrees Mula
Dhanuzya-Mula Rahu-12 ambition to have sanctuary, meditative enclosure, social invisibility
Extraordinary (Rahu) doctrine (Dhanuzya = Mula) produced from the dreamworld (12) apparition Imaculada Concepcion
risk-rewarding Rahu-Mula's passion for prayer fired her imagination as a young teenager then the cloister (12) provided the sanctuary of interiority, clairsentient prayer.
She was the center of intense attention within the Marian-Devotional community. Many were fascinated by her exotic, extraordinary miraculous visions of Aquero *"That" -- which no one else could see (Surya unique).
Although Surya as randhresha seeks coverage, obscurity, and Bernadette personally sought only retreat and anonymity, due to Surya-yuti-Rahu she became the brilliant (Surya)centerpiece of an an intense cult of ecstatic devotional healing at the holy shrine at Lourdes.
During the final years of her service Zukra-Rahu period, the fatal tuberculosis on the bone was so intense that she mainly remained in her cell * Rahu-12 isolation, sequestering.
Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka
Ketu in classroom-6 is disorienting and anti-materialistic toward accusations, complaints, litigious attacks. Essentially, one cannot be convicted of crimes, no matter how persistent the adversary.
Ketu-6 occupies Karakamsha bhava-6-Mithunaya indicating her stubborn persistence in telling her clairsentient communication (Mithunaya) story to the Church authorities. They attempted to trick her into disgracing herself or contradicting her tale, but Maria Bernarda was having none of it. She had no interest in continuing to develop the Message after is was delivered in its simplicity in the original Gascon words.
She wrote no books and granted no interviews. After the period of police interrogations was complete, she spoke to no-one about her experience except to Church officials as required.
According to her congregation, the Mother Superior commanded that Bernarda should tell the complete experience in every detail to the assembled sisters, once. After that telling, she was forbidden to speak about it ever again..Ketu-Mithunaya--6 would suggest that this arrangement was agreeable to the quiet and pragmatic (Shani-1) Sister Bernarda.
| INFINITE COMPASSIONhr>
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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