icon of Terese of Avila
19th-century holy card = Terese of Avila
Teresa of Avila painted by Peter Paul Rubens, Germany 1615 [painting created 32 yrs after her death]
reformer of the Carmelite Order
author of The Interior Castle published 1577 CE
a.k.a. Teresa Sanchez de Cepeda y al-Thumada
a.k.a. Saint Therese of Jesus
dematerialization CE 04-Oct-1582 [age 67]
dematerialization CE 04-Oct-1582 [age 67]
El Castillo Interior
Santa Teresa de Avila
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teresa_of_Avila tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya
tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya
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born on Chaturdashi * Shukla Paksha
Purnavasi * Vutvrta * Jamitra
For Saptarishi births of a feminine valence, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Guru may considerably affect the outcome. Due to the definitive influence of dhava-karaka Guru, ladies born in Puna, Visaka, or Purvabhadra may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of the husband.
For those born into the Brihaspati-ruled paradigm of Jamitra, teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, pontificators, patriarchs, pundits, pater-nosters, proponents of principled understanding, wise-ones, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential..
Guidance is provided by emissaries from the realm of the Twin Gardeners called Castor-and-Pollux. Their purpose is restoration, renewal, and rehabilitation of lost knowledge..
High forehead. Punarvasu have a global perspective. The majority of Aditya-born nativities are higher dimensional Seva-wanderers who assume interpretive guidance roles.
Instructing, Explaining, Describing
Mithunaya-Dvamdva pada 1-2-3 represent Guru's rulership of 7-agreements ++ 10-leadership, while also expressing the tension between broad-view Brihaspati versus detail-oriented Bantering Budha. Pada 1-2-3 are blessed with an expansive human wisdom for evocative writing or speaking. Often excellent writers who can facilitate spiritual growth via specific explanation and description. Pada 1-2-3 are often found in the literary arts, in teaching roles, in academic advising, as travel guides, and as poets who describe the natural world.
Karkata-Kadaga-pada-4 represents Guru's rulership of 6-imbalance ++ 9-philosophy. Pada-4 also embodies the tension between global, paternalistic Guru versus local, motherly Chandra. Often these remarkable women are found in the gardening and domestic realms. Natural herbal physicians, they understand and can elicit the wisdom of the mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms. Pada-4 may also emerge into the religious professions where they may grow a garden of psycho-intuitive understanding.
Although the priestly husband seeks wisdom, for Karkata-Punarvasu the husband may also be adversarial, polluted, impoverished, or ailing [due to Guru activates 6].
Themes of restoration of lost knowledge, gardening, fertility of understanding, wish fulfillment, and conceptual teaching may contextualize Aditya's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Punarvasu
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde  Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 93
"... will be successful in everything she undertakes.
If she elects to have a career of her own,
If she marries,
Her house will be orderly and well kept,
Her health is good
Teresa in 1561 [TA age approx 46] == about 20 years before her death [TA age 67, in 1582]
Teresa of Avila painted by Peter Paul Rubens, Germany 1615 * painted 23 years after her death]
Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha
Surya Mahadasha * age birth until 3 months
28-Mar-1515 Earth-birth in Avila [Abula] Castilo y Leon [Corona de Castilla] * Surya-Shukra bhukti
Chandra Mahadasha * age 3 months until age 10.3
Mangala Mahadasha * age 10.3 until age 17.3
Nov-1528 [TS age 14] grieved the sudden decease of her mother Beatriz de Ahumada y Cuevas * Mangala-Shani bhukti
Nov-1528 [TS age 14] TA is sent to the Augustinian nuns' school * Mangala-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 4th-from-4th, rule-based education
Rahu Mahadasha * age 17.3 until age 35.3
Nov-1535 [TS age 21] entered Carmelite monastery without her father's permission * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru-11 activates 9-congregation of belief ++ 6-sickness; she became deeply ill in cloister
Dec-1543 [TS age 28] grieved the decease of father Alonso Sanchez de Cepeda * Rahu-Ketu bhukti
Guru Mahadasha * age 35.3 until age 51.3
1556-1559 [TS 41-44] period of intense divine visions * Guru-Ketu bhukti
1562 [TS age 47] began legendary monastic Reform movement, requiring barefoot, self-flagellation, extreme poverty * Guru-Chandra bhukti. * Chandra lagnesha.
Followed by Guru-Mangala bhukti * Mangala activates revolutionary 3-8 from Chandra. initiation, transformation, renewal, rebirth.
1566 [TS age 51] publication of Camino de Perfeccion, a manual for nuns
Shani Mahadasha * age 51.3 until decease
1577 [TS age 62] publication of the enduring devotional classic, El Castilo Interior * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Chandra lagnesha occupies 3-publication
1576-1579 [TS age 61-64] an inquisition against her carried out by ultra conservative Carmelite religious forces. * Shani-Mangala bhukti * another and this time much more difficult transformation.
04-Oct-1582 [TS age 67] dematerialization +++
also possibly the date of death could be 15-Oct-1582 due to the Catholic-nations shift to Gregorian calendars occurring at the time of her decease. Either date would match her Shani-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-2 maraka
Distinctive Features of the Nativity
pitri-karaka [father] * jyoti-karaka [light]
[dhana-pati for Karkata indriya lagna]
[karako bhavo nashto for father, patrons, indoctrinators]
[righteously radiating spiritual guidance]
[intelligence for intuitive doctrinal understanding]
[celebrated entitlement for philosophical preaching]
[political focus on contemplative credenda]
[entitled certainty via imaginative prayer]
[Atmakaraka = blinding bright truth, creativity, politics, literary genius, certainty, unique entitlements, father, divinity]
CAREER - SURYA
Surya is exceptionally strong via Shad-bala [the six weights] and Surya activates Rahu-2. Teresa published her own [Surya] books and brochures, started her own [Surya] monastic order, and delivered her own [Surya] teachings .
Dad = a Jewish merchant. Dad who purchased a knighthood and assimilated into Christian society. Teresa was the third child of Don Alonso Sanchez de Cepeda by his second wife, Dońa Beatriz Davila y Ahumada.
Family conditions  ruled by Surya
Rahu-Singha -2 entitled mixed family
TA was born into a financially privileged and culturally mixed [Rahu], influential family.
Her father, Alonso Sánchez de Cepeda, became a wealthy wool merchant in Ávila. Raised in a Jewish home, purchased a knighthood and assimilated into Christian society. [See also Sigmund Freud and Gerald Ford, also the children of wool merchants.]
Dad was on the one hand her generous financial supporter, but on the other hand self-righteous and dogmatic.
9th-from-Surya = Shani-Vṛścika-Jyeṣtha-5
paternal grandfather Juan Sánchez de Toledo was a converso [pejoratively called marrano]
Grand-dad was one of the many Jewish believers forced to convert to Christian catechesis by threat of violence and loss of property posed by the Spanish Inquisition.
Most conversos continued to practice their faith in secret. Shani-Vṛścika indicates social repression of occult, hidden, mysterious matters.
As a specialty, Teresa proselytized to Spanish Jewish converts
matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]
[Comforting Chandra activates Karkata Svamsha]
CAREER - CHANDRA
Success in writing and publishing
the literature of spiritual transformation. El Castilo Interior 1515-1582 St. Teresa de Avila best known for her mystical autobiography El Castillo Interior which has been continuously in print since 1550 CE.
Dońa Beatriz Davila y Ahumada / born Beatriz de Ahumada y Cuevas
Mom was said to have maintained a Christian household and emphasized Christian devotions. Chandra lagnesha familiar rhythms of daily life-3
bhratru-karaka [brother] * virya-karaka [virile]
[Mangala rules warrior Mesha 10th navamsha containing Rahu]
CAREER - MANGALA
vigorously social networking Mangala in bhava-11 activates
Motivating Mangala activates Rahu-Mesha in the 10th navamsha
Kuja the Activist occupies the doctrinal, philosophical, preaching Urisha 9th-from-Chandra
jamayah-karaka [sibling] * sandeza-karaka [message] * zisya-karaka [student]
[narrative of intuitive perception]
[father may talk devotionally]
CAREER - BUDHA
author of The Interior Castle * El Castillo Interior = published in 1577 CE - continuously in print since the year 1577 and selling briskly
[nīcha-bhanga] Budha in bhava-9. The nīcha-bhanga is granted due to [uchcha] Shukra joining [nīcha] Budha in kendra 7th-from-Chandra.
dhava-karaka [husband] * bahuta-karaka [variety]
[multiple financial goals]
[many valuable earnings]
[extensive entreasured social network]
[Shukra-9 parivartamsha Guru-11]
CAREER - BRIHAS-PATI
Dhanayoga = Guru rules 11-from-11 ++ Guru occupies-11
Guru occupies the divinely optimistic 9th-from-Chandra
Guru in 6th-from-6th * enemies of the enemies * diseases which attack other diseases
When abundant Guru occupies 6th-from-6th, one's own enemies [and Teresa had plenty] also have many enemies of their own. Guru occupies 6th-from-6th is not a cancellation but rather a compensation, which tends to balance the playing field and prevent one's enemies from ever gaining a decisive advantage.
Santa Teresa suffered a lifetime of illness. However, even following extremely debilitating sicknesses, she recovered sufficiently and returned to work.
Guru in bhava-11 rogesha activates 6 ++ Guru occupies 6th-from-6th.
svadu-karaka [sweet] * kalatra-karaka [wifely companion]
[bandesha-4 for Karkata indriya-lagna]
[Shukra-9 parivartamsha Guru-11]
[Dhanayoga Shukra-9 rules-11]
CAREER - SHUKRA
dhana-yoga = ruler of 11 in 11th-from-11th
extra empowerment via [uchcha] Shukra in 11th-from-11th.
Teresa had /99 problems/ but one of them was not mani-money.
In an exceptional rare situation for women in her times, Teresa had personal treasury from her father [Shukra-9].
She was also remarkably successful in calling upon wealthy aristocrats Shukra parivartamsha [Guru-yuti-Mangala-11] to continuously fund  her reforms
duro-karaka [endurance] * jara-karaka [years]
[yuvati-pati for Karkata indriya-lagna]
[randhresha for Karkata indriya-lagna]
[politics of secret empowerments]
[tight restrictions on hidden genius]
[responsible for transformative initiations]
[must control danger to children]
CAREER - SHANI
Shani in Bhava-5 [Jyestha-1] occupies the emotionally talkative, communicative cohort instructive descriptive team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra
Shani occupies Vrischika-5 Arudha Lagna, suggesting public recognition for her creative writings
Shani can indicate a tendency toward depression from overwork.
Cruelty buffered by Wealthy Friends
Teresa lived in cruel times (mid-1500's CE). She would have observed more than adequate evidence to support a negativist viewpoint.
Strict Social Limits on Creative Transformation
Shani in Bhava-5 imposes strict rules that limit the permitted scope of romance, entertainment, drama, creativity, children.
Under much duress [legalistic Shani-Vṛścika-5] organized the reformed Carmelite order of Catholic monks and nuns
Health endangerment from Mortification of the Flesh
Shani in dangerously intensive Vrischika rules 6th-from-Chandra,
[Shani rules Kumbha-Ketu-8].
No Children, despite Guru drishti into Chandra
Shani mature acceptance of cycles of Birth-and-Death
TA lived a full productive lifespan, regardless of obstacles and pain.
Her instructional, explanatory spiritual books are still in print 500 years after first publication.
Her illnesses never crippled her mind due to disregarding Ketu in 6th-from-Chandra.
rajyalobha-karaka [ambition] * picchala-karaka [slippery]
CAREER - RAHU-Magha-2
Rahu-Singha in Magha is highly spiritualized, drawing confidence from dissolution of outdated rules, empowered by magical inner Fire
Often a liberating figure in spiritual politics
Family Finance, truth-values - Rahu in bhava-2
opportunistic Capitalization, Voice-Face, outsider sparkles with worthiness, culturally-mixed truth
Declaring dramatic values, challenge to outdated assessments
Rahu in bhava-2 seeks privilege via important - often risky - cultural-mixing roles in evaluation, assessment, language, memory, knowledge, voice-speech-song, face-genetics, heritage, tradition, family lineage, food, seeds, herds-hoards, storage-stories-history, libraries, museums, databases, collections, banking, reserves, preservation, assets, capital wealth.
Rahu-2 speech occupies the imaginative, Other-Worldly, prayerful, meditation-seeking 12th-from-Chandra
Rahu in 12th-from-Chandra receives physically envigorating drishti of Mangala.
FAMILY illusion, expedient appearances
Rahu-2 Generally, indicates both financial ambition in the lineage, and unusual circumstances within the family
Rahu-Magha in bhava-2 indicates the family culture, traditional values, history, legacy focused into the spiritualized impermanence, dissolution, liberation of Magha the Fire-Priest
Teresa was born into financially privileged and influential merchant family. There was a political complexity of her lineage [Rahu-Simha] due to the extreme dangers of Inquisition Era.
Bhava-2 gets drishti of danger-limiting, conformist Shani.
Her paternal grandfather belonged to the marrano [pejorative term for forcible converts] Jewish community.
Under threat of death or torture along with loss of all lands, assets and rights,
During the hideous brutalities of Spanish Inquisition, those who would be called marranos [a derogatory term meaning pigs] were forced to [appear to] convert to Christianity.
TA's father was born into a converso family. He purchased a knighthood and assimilated into Christian society, marrying a pious Christian wife of similar background.
As a preacher, Teresa proselytized to her own community of Spanish conversos.
kavandha-karaka [headless] * chidra-karaka [gaping] * vasana-karaka [vacuum]
CAREER - KETU
Ketu-8 occult knowledge occupies the emotionally hostile and contentious 6th-from-Chandra
Associated with death occuring in a state of deep meditation, contemplation, reflective prayer, or other variety of dispersed awareness of physicality
Kumbha distribution systems
TA's corpse was literally torn apart to make relics for veneration.
Competing Catholic religious sects of priests, monks, and nuns all wanted a piece of the saint's holy and non-decomposing body to keep in their local reliquaries.
QUOTATION from the writings of Santa Teresa
"It is love alone that gives worth to all things."
"accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul."
"Do not be dismayed, at the number of things which you have to consider
before setting out on this divine journey,
which is the royal road to heaven.
By taking this road we gain such precious treasures
that it is no wonder if the cost seems to us a high one.
The time will come when we shall realize that all we have paid
has been nothing at all by comparison with the greatness of our prizes."
"Each of us has a soul, but we forget to value it.
We don't remember that we are creatures made in the image of God.
We don't understand the great secrets hidden inside of us ." [randhresha-8 [uchcha] Shukra in lagna]
"Prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God."
"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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