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a founder of the science of bacteriology

revolutionized academic chemistry and biology

using his beloved microscope and a rigorous logic of inference, discovered the existence of mirror-image organic molecules

via his work on fermentation, founded the new science of microbiology

discovered anaerobic bacteria

confirmed and developed the existing germ theory of disease.

the hearing and sterilizing process now called pasteurization remains a vitally important method of controlling disease

"Dans les champs de l'observation le hasard ne favorise que les esprits préparés. "

In the fields of observation chance favours only the prepared mind.

~~ Bacteriology 1822-1895 Microbes Louis Pasteur * Lecture, University of Lille (07-Dec-1854)


Louis Pasteur photographed by Felix Nadar Crisco in Jan-1895 (LP age 72)




vaccine developer

promoter of Germ Theory

namesake of the Pasteurization Process


Louis Pasteur

Earthbody-Entry Friday-27-Dec-1822

Earthbody-Exit 28-Sept-1895 (age 71)


Microbiology, vaccines, pasteurization, promoter of Germ Theory * 1822-1895 * Professor Louis Pasteur

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Azwini * Dasra

BPL commentary

For Azvini births of a masculine valence, the condition of limitless, observing, uncoupling, surrendering, abandoning, disinterested, ethereal, wandering, dispersing Ketu may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Ketu-ruled paradigm of Nasatya, spirit guides, astral beings,, ghosts, pilgrims, wanderers, cutters, dispersers, splitters, de-couplers, winds, flags, tails, cloudy figures, agents of impermanence and release, events of forgiveness and surrender, freedom from conventions, and inner listening may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Mezarthim. Their purpose is hearing the higher frequencies and healing intuitively.

"and now for something completely different"

Innovating Observer

Akasha-ruled chaps express the innovative, competitive vigor of Mangala through the observant, nebulizing filters of Ketu. Dasra fellows are famed for their pioneering inventions in medical, scientific, or technological fields. They are often obsessed with tools and gadgets. The 4th pada are nearly always physicians, nurses, or herbalists.

Competitive and irascible, often reclusive and disregarding of others' feelings, boldly productive Dasra are found in medicine, engineering, scientific instrumentation, and all species of gadgetry.

Azvikini are often found in medical or veterinary environments such as pharmacies, laboratories, hospitals, surgeries, and clinics. Due to their psychic (Ketu) capability to engage with astral patterns, Asvakini can also serve as medical intuitives and spiritual healers.

When looking for new ideas, they pursue an intuitive instinct to tap into the Akashic grid. Unconcerned with conforming to conventional expectations, they may seem selfish or rude. However, their job is to innovate, not to submit to old paradigms. Criticism rarely affects them.

Dasra-born hear the psychic instructions which guide their product design, surgical cutting, or drug formulation. Then, Azvini actively pushes (Kuja) the ethereal vision into material realization. Whatever endeavor they choose to pursue, Azvini tend to develop new methods and produce new things.

Azvakini fellows tend to prefer the freedom of bachelorhood. If they choose to marry, the mate shoulders most of the family duties. In relationships, much depends upon their Chandra.

Themes of eccentricity, invention, irritability, and psychic vitality may contextualize Azvini's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Azvini

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 84

"... a happy carefree disposition,

  • very intelligent,

  • in fact a rather above average person in this respect.

He will be quite successful and his financial status will be such that

  • he will seldom have to worry about money matters.

In spite of his ability to achieve success,

  • he will be modest concerning himself and his achievements."


Louis Pasteur in approximately 1860

Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha

Mangala Mahadasha * age birth until age 1.8

27-Dec-1822 Earth-birth in Dole, Dura, Franche-Comte, France * Mangala-Zukra bhukti

Rahu Mahadasha * age 1.8 until age 19.8

1837 earned local school diploma (LP age 15) * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 7 = 4th-from-4th diploma

1838 went to Paris to attend teacher's college, but overwhelmed by homesickness he returned home within a month * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 2-family

Aug-1840 earned Bachelor of Letters diploma from Collège Royal at Besançon + working as college tutor * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 4-schoolteaching

1842 earned a Bachelor in General Science diploma * Rahu-Mangala chidradasha * Mangala lagnesha

Guru Mahadasha * age 19.8 until age 35.8

fall-1843 enter Ecole Normal Paris * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 5-scholarship

1845 earned Master of Science diploma * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 11-goals, step-wise advances

1847 (LP age 24) earned doctorate in Chemistry-and-Physics from Ecole Normal Paris * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha diploma

May-1848 grieved the decease of mother (LP age 26) * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 12th-from-4th

29-May-1849 exchange the vows of marriage (LP age 25) * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules Mithunaya swamsha * Simha-Kumbha R-K gochara contact navamsha Zukra

1852 appointed chair of chemistry at University of Strasbourg * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 7-contractual professional duties

1854 appointed professor of chemistry at University of Lille; discovers the heat-treatment called Pasteurization * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 4-secure foundations, schoolteaching

Shani Mahadasha * age 35.8 until age 54.8

1858-1867 director of science at the Ecole Superior, strict style and unpopular with students * begin during Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 10-professional authority

1864 first development of the celebrated pasteurization process for wine * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 3-processes, manufacturing, handling

early 1865 grieved the decease of father * Shani-Ketu bhukti

1865 isolates the microbes responsible for killing silkworms * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Budha-yuti-Zukra * Budha rogesha medicines, diseases

1866 two of Pasteur's daughters died of typhoid * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Budha-yuti-Zukra * Budha rogesha

1868 (LP age 45) suffers cerebral hemorrhage (stroke) paralyzing his left arm and left leg * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 2-death

1873 after his sterilization methods succeeded in military hospitals, LP is invited to join French Academy of Medicine * Shani-Rahu bhukti * uttama-Kuja-yuti-Rahu-10

Budha Mahadasha * age 54.8 until age 71.8

1879 first successful vaccine * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha rules 6-medicine

1885 anthrax vaccine is proved on animals (but controversially, he misrepresented his method which was that of a colleague not his) * Budha-Chandra bhukti * Chandra-3 method rules 4-ownership

1885 rabies vaccine is proved on humans * Budha-Chandra bhukti * Chandra-3 method rules 4-ownership

1887 founding of the Pasteur Institute ** Budha-Rahu bhukti * * uttama-Kuja-yuti-Rahu-10

Ketu Mahadasha * age 71.8until age 72

1894 (LP age 71) another severe debilitating stroke * Ketu-Ketu swabhukti

28-Sep-1895 (LP age 72, effects of cerebral hemorrhage) * Ketu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra maraka rules-2+7

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Pasteur enjoyed a socially powerful yet personally challenging double parivartamsha yoga. His uttama-Kuja-yuti-Rahu was involved in a parivartamsha between Shani-1-nichha ++ Kuja-10-uttama.

Pasteur's most extraordinary scientific discoveries were accomplished during Shani Mahadasha.

Shani-nichha-1 = also amplified by the strength of uttama-Kuja-Rahu, and Shani bhukti tended to be brutally difficult, producing numerous events of cerebral hemorrhage, catastrophic results to his family, and secret misdoings.


The remarkable exchange * Zukra-9 (universities, theory) parivartamsha Guru-2 (money, assets) = LP's great success in obtainment of academic funding for his research projects. Despite his lack of enthusiasm for teaching Ketu in classroom-4. LP enjoyed a series of well-funded teaching jobs that provided the salary, scientific equipment, and labor for his decades-long experimentations. Ultimately his work was fully funded through the endowments of the academic entity Pasteur Institute.

Surya * pitrikaraka * Jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Dhanuzya* Aditya ** the unsplit, undivided
  • Surya in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * center of sacred teachings, intelligence for patronage, brightly preaching, focus on beliefs, philosophical entitlements, self-righteous father, eye on worldview, confident ideologue, * sparkling center of the doctrinal drama
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * speaks and gestures in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama and games * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals, power-politics, poetic love, and romance , creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * artistic father-figure * uniquely intelligent sister-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive features


Dad was a leather tanner, who prepared animal skins to be made into leather.

CAREER Fame * celebration of intellectual performance

Surya-Dhanuzya-9 rules bhava-5 intelligence, celebrity, creative arts.

Louis Pasteur's name and work continued to be celebrated in western cultures. Born in 1822 and contributing his vital scientific discoveries throughout the 1800's, LP's story has been told to schoolchildren for over a century, and the anti-bacterial process called Pasteurization continues to be widely known.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Mithunaya * comforted by rhythmic signal messaging
  • Chandra in Arudra * comforted by exciting signals * protectors of stormy wildness, sensitive to animal instincts, undulating entrancement, sensitive swaying seduction
  • Chandra in classroom-3 * comfort in cohort * familiar with communication * calming repetitive announcements * needs to feel the tidal pulse of daily chat * sheltered in the parlor * soothed by younger siblings * intuitive information delivery * settled into the habits of writing and commerce * accustomed to routine messaging; emotionally attuned to the rhythms of conversation * undulating signals * ethno-cultural gestures * intuitive handcraft


MARRIAGE emotional support partnership


bhava-9 = spouse = Muse, Guide, Coach, Professor

Madame Pasteur was the lifelong laboratory and fieldwork assistant to her husband. Her contribution to his research in vaccines and food sterilization process went unrecognized for more than a century. His randhresha uttama-Mangala kept the truth hidden for a century. Yet after the opening of his secret notebooks in the 1990's, it became clear that she wrote all documents and personally directed the field experiments for rabies and anthrax.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka


Ruchaka Yoga

  • Mangala-Maraka-Draco * uttama * vigorous competition for elite authority * warrior for social position * proactive regulation * push toward lawful structure * pursues executive roles * dominating energy in institutional governance * conquest of social summit * champion of hierarchical systems
  • Mangala in bhava-10 * dig-bala * drive toward high position * pursuit of social authority * fights for rank and status * invasive regulation * hierarchical dynamics * energized governing conquests * champion of leadership elites
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * thrill of muscular action * excited competition * energized pretense * dynamic desires * masculine force joins opportunistic ambition * potential for aggressive pursuit of privileges
  • Shani-1-nichha parivartamsha Kuja-10-uttama

mutual drishti between nichha-Shani-1 with uttama-10-Mangala-Rahu

dominating Mangala ++ over-reaching Rahu

LP's biography displays a fierce determination and toughness of ambition to overcome all obstacles. He approached the target of scientific discovery with the competitive zeal of a warrior-athlete. Rahu with the driven Mangala-uttamsha pushes toward privilege whatever it takes, regardless of ethical limitations,

Misappropriation of methods and conclusions, credit taken from others' work (Rahu)

This push-pull tension is also likely to be the source of LP's sadly immoral decision to misrepresent his sthe development of the anthrax vaccine as his own personal innovation. Long sealed by his guarding family in a crypt at the Pasteur Institute, LP's notebooks eventually revealed that LP had misappropriated both the methods and the research conclusions of several fellow scientists.

It is now widely acknowledged that LP falsely claimed to have pioneered (Shani nichha) several microbiology discoveries leading directly to food-handling bacteria eradication methods and to medical vaccines.

Sadly, it is now clear that LP was taking credit for decades of collaborative work by a cohort of elite fellow scientists within the French Academy of Sciences. (Rahu-10 appropriates the elites.) They were all tackling the same urgent disease problems from the new perspective of Germ Theory.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Dhanuzya * priestly communications* theoretical discourse * inspirational conversations * articulation of sacred beliefs * doctrinal pronouncements * sends messages about broad worldview * descriptive philosophical understanding * specifically defined interpretive principles * explains the indoctrination procedure * expertly detailed sermons * ideological programming * hands-arms-shoulders send preaching gestures
  • Budha in bhava-9 * narrative of the father-figure, the guru-figure, the catechism, the doctrine * discusses patronage, paradigm of belief, describer of theoretical details, explainer of dogmatic concepts, 11th-from-11th profits, talks about principled interpretation of reality, dharma, worldview
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of radiant authority * message of willpower and charisma * confidently talkative father
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements * affinity for diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking communicator roles * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * vocabulary of balanced arrangements * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners , talkative sister-cousin-cohort, lyricist

Budha Mahadasha * age 54.8 until age 71.8

Budha rules 3-mentality, manual process, methods ++ 6-crime, jealousy, medicines, disease conditions, clinical treatment

The Mahadasha of Budha began with 1879's first successful vaccine. Building on the tremendous scientific accomplishments of the Shani Mahadasha, LP embarked on a program of continued inquiry into the microbiology of disease and production of the medical technology (Budha) of vaccines, along with explanation (Budha) of the procedures (Budha) necessary to manage (Budha) sterile environments. His work was ever-more admired as treatments for rabies, wine disease, silkworm disease, anthrax, and ruined milk (inter alia) were attributed to LP's endless genius.

However, the Mahadasha of the rogesha is likely to have a downside, and for LP it was his illicit methods. In the case of rabies, he might have been prosecuted for treating patients illicitly since he was not a licensed physician. Yet, the success f the rabies vaccine was so greatly welcomed that his proscribed testing of the sample vaccines on humans was overlooked. Other misdoings also occurred but LP's fame (Surya) over-shone his unprofessional behavior and academic crimes. Sadly, he used the methods and results of colleagues' research, reporting (Budha) others' work as his own.

Because of his heroic reputation, LP was never chastized.. He also ensured that the scientific records showing his misappropriations of data, method, and result would never be revealed. Indeed, the damning notebooks remained sealed for more than a century.

Long, long after his death, the exposure of his flawed behavior finally ruined LP's saintly status in the scientific world LP's information-stealing was most pernicious during LP's Budha-Mula-Mahadasha, his age 54-71. Budha rogesha rules 3-methods, process, publications.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Urisha * much treasury, many voices, many collections, believes in history, doctrine of values containment, financial guidance, expands the scope of voice-speech-song, multiple treasuries
  • Guru in bhava-2 * much hoard * many songs * many stories * extensive history * expanded storage * several genetic lines * many accumulated goods * numerous languages * many voices * many valuations * extensive accounts * grows the family lineage * believes in conservation * patron of speech-and-song
  • Guru-2 parivartamsha Zukra-9

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Dhanuzya * appreciation of humanistic belief * likes broad perspectives * attracted to teachers and priests * pleasures of theory * dogmatic arrangements * enjoys indoctrination * aesthetic of philosophical worldview
  • Zukra-4 * digbala * pleasure of home-based routines; enjoys domestic equity, feminine-figures are prominent in the home environment, prefers stability and routine in the domestic life * pleasing designs to adorn the chest, breast, torso * appreciation of owned properties
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama, appreciation for political display, theatrical negotiations, self-focused arrangements, radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining, sweetly confident entitlements, enjoys politics, negotiating father-figure, intelligently focused on trades, arrangements, contracts * arrangements according to father's choice or self-will
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * * sweetened messages * gracious explanations * singing and songwriting * articulate negotiations * talkative sister-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort communicative arrangements * youthful beauty
  • Zukra-9 parivartamsha Guru-2

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Meza * nichha * heavy old blood-feuds * brain cramp, blocked bloodflow, muscle seizure * limits on innovation * must bear the weight of old aggressions * social limitations on individual championship * social restrictions on expression of new ideas * obliged to conform to the dominating winners * pressure to launch dry explosives * attacked by proletarian weaponry * must endure race-fighting * must materialize orderly competition survival energies * must endure exhausting contests * insufficient initiative for pioneering invasions * at times, survival requires great effort * vital energy compression stress zone = head-brain * strictly imposed consequences of conquest * must continue to sustain forward movement despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-1 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious personality. One must act under pressure, have to move but slowly, push forward against stiff limitations; cautious, conventional identity; tense competition, muscular fatigue, chronic impeded movement, seizures and cramps. Heavy legacy pressure against free movement. Resistance to new ideas and direct action. Resentment toward constriction of physical appearance. Support for socially-approved dutiful roles, conventionalized identity, and conduct befitting an elder.
  • Shani-1-nichha parivartamsha Kuja-10-uttama

mutual drishti between nichha-Shani-1 ++h uttama-Mangala-Rahu-10

a fierce determination of ambition to dominate others (Utttama-Kuja + Rahu) +++ fear of being dominated (nichha-Shani)

Shani Mahadasha * age 35.8 until age 54.8

Shani rules 10-Makara-reputation, position of respect and authority ++ 11 Kumbha-awards, accomplishments, scientific systems

The 19 years of Shani Mahadasha produced a continuously evolving series of focused experimentation which addressed many of the era's worst diseases. Shani parivartamsha Mangala, ++ Mangala greatly amplified by Rahu. LP ascended from obscure professor age 35 to a national hero of France by the age of 55. Nichha-Shani works with blood and brain.

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

  • Rahu-Makara-Draco * shimmering illusion of dignity * craving for social status *mirage of elite identity * mask of hierarchy * mirage of privileged social position * over-reaching institutional leadership * fascinating laws and judgments * unusual claims to hierarchical rank * extraordinary status-markers * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of lawful responsibility, boss authority, regulator-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-10 * passion for leadership power * in swabhava of Sober Shani, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual iconic, symbolic, representational, government, executive authority, social status. Risk-rewarding Rahu-10 desires an important regulating role in materially privileged, socially visible ranks. Exciting, potentially fraudulent, opportunistic character of the leaders, bosses and government officials. Thrives in culturally-mixed legislative, executive settings. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a boss, an authority-figure, a decision-maker, a legislator, a tyrant. Rahu-10 trespasses the cultural boundaries of governance authority, social dignity. Thrilling hunger for high-recognition, empowered reputation, respect. Ambition of the father's family
  • Rahu-yuti-Mangala * amplified competition * magnified championship * exotic pursuits * tricky innovation * opportunistic brother-warriors * fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of dynamic energy * hypnotic attack * passion for engines * craves hot movement * invasive force of cross-cultural mixing

Vimshottari Shani-Rahu bhukti and Rahu-Shani bhukti have the potential for exhilaration and devastation.

Pasteur's Shani-Rahu bhukti (age 49-50 = 1872-1875)

tarted with the 1865 decease of lifelong-supporter, followed by 1866 death of two of Pasteur's daughters from typhoid, followed by his own 1868 (LP age 45) cerebral hemorrhage (stroke) paralyzing his left arm and left leg.

Pasteur did recover partially from the paralysis due to uttama-Kuja-yuti-Rahu ++ Shani-8-nichha parivartamsha Kuja-5-uttama ++ his powerful Shani-provided Harsha Yoga. However, he had more brain-bleeding (Shani-nichha) later and eventually the final stroke would be fatal (LP age 72)

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Karkata * dissociates from protective boundaries * surrenders material security * empty shelters * disregards conventions of caretaking * not limited by customary routines * ignores restriction on farming * releases hold on real-estate * forgiveness of ancestors * applies ancient foundational protections to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-4 * ambivalent toward the cultural foundations * absentee mother-figure * disregards local customs * dissolved property boundaries * wanders from the ancestral home * irrelevance of the habitual folkways * surrenders the received nationality * dismisses the parents * walks away from the established routines

Instructor Tutor Professor for life, yet disinterested in teaching

LP was a passionate researcher with relatively little interest in teaching Ketu in classroom-4.

10th-from-Chandra = bhava-12 signifying research enclosures, which shows how little engaged and little recognized was his teaching compared to the prominence of his research.

The remarkable exchange * Zukra-9 (universities, theory) parivartamsha Guru-2 (money, assets) = LP's great success in obtainment of academic funding for his research projects.

Despite his lack of enthusiasm for foundational teaching. LP enjoyed a series of well-funded teaching jobs that provided the salary, scientific equipment, and labor for his decades-long experimentations. Ultimately, LP's work was fully funded through the financial endowments of the academic entity = Pasteur Institute.


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