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dainya parivartamsha yoga exchanges the ruler of personality 1-2 Shani with the ruler of the financial 2-11 Guru

Saint Jose-Maria Escriva is most famous for his renewal of Marian devotion within the Roman-rite Catholic * worth-ship * worship tradition.

EscrivaJosemaria_young.jpg * EscrivaJoseMariaDeBalaguer.jpg

Founder of the conservative Roman-rite Catholic organization Opus Dei

a potent. controversial and polarizing figure within the Roman-rite Catholic religious tradition


Jose Escriva

a.k.a. Jose Maria Mariano Escriva y Albas

Earthbody-Entry Thursday-09-Jan-1902

Earthbody-Exit 26-Jun-1975 (age 73)


Opus Dei leader * 1902-1975 * Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer y Albas

birth data from�a_Escriv� * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Kala Sarpa Yoga * Ghataka

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Uttara-azadha * Vaizva

BPL commentary

For Uttara-azadha births of a masculine valence, the condition of radiant, romantic, intelligent, creative, idealistic, central, confident, gaming, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Surya-ruled paradigm of Iswara, 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.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Nunki. Their purpose is to express the radiant clear light of truth in an orderly, institutional framework.

Psychic intelligence

Dhanuzya Pada-1 can show Brihaspati's rulership of 1-embodiment + 4-cultural foundations. Nakshatrapathi Suyra and Guru enjoy high-compatibility yang patterns. Pada-1 tends to be paternalistic, politically savvy, self-referential to the point of self-righteousness, and generous of spirit. Iconic and inspirational teachers of the patriarchal lineages are found here. Often found in the role of philosopher, professor, or guru-figure. Assess the role of Brihaspati to determine the degree of optimism and alignment with the prevailing doctrine.

Makara-pada 2-3-4 express the tension between structural Shani and solipsistic Surya. From the Makara lagna, nakshatrapathi Surya becomes the revelatory, illuminating randhresha. Thus pada 2-3-4 are mystical and gender-neutral (Shani). Pada 2-3-4 demonstrate respect for age and orderly governance. Yet their purpose is visionary (Surya). Psychics and seers are found here. Depending on the vigor of Shani, hierarchical institutions may come to surround their initiatory teachings.. Their emotional stability in partnership arises from Chandra = yuvathipathi.

Themes of clairsentient vision, personal certainty, and prophecy may contextualize Ishwara's terrestrial experience. Also applies to Chandra in Uttara-azadha.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 87

"a very good, honest, and sincere character...

A peace loving disposition.

  • Very intelligent and wise.

  • Respected and liked by everyone with whom he comes in contact.

Eager to live and let live.

  • Tolerant to others, giving help where help is required.

A good counselor in times of need or trouble.

  • Such a person makes a good and steady friend,

  • whose friendship is to be valued because it will stand the tests of time and adversity."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha Timeline

Zukra Mahadasha

09-Jan-1902 Earth-birth in Barbastrum, Huesca, Espagna * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

approximately 1904 (age 2) Escriva suffered nearly fatal childhood disease (possibly epilepsy). After the child's recovery against medical expectation, his parents in thanksgiving bring the toddler to a famous 11th-century Marian shrine at Torreciudad in Aragon * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru ruler-of-12 erosion of physical life force

Surya Mahadasha

1914 financial ruin of father's business and family relocates to new town * Surya-Rahu bhukti * Rahu gives effect of Zukra 6th-from-Surya debts of the Father

winter-1917-18 sees the frozen footprints in the snow left by a discalced Carmelite * Surya-Zukra bhukti * Zukra yogakaraka rules-5 glamour, fame

Chandra Mahadasha

1919 (Jose age 18) birth of close brother Santiago, who will be a great promoter of Jose * Chandra-Rahu bhukti * Rahu produces effects of yogakaraka Zukra

1923 begins study of Civil Law (to become a lawyer) * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani lagnesha * Shani niyama-karaka

27-Nov-1924 (Jose age 22) grieved decease of father ; Josemaria assumes family-support responsibilities * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules pitrimaraka-7th-from-Surya (also Budha rogesha-6 poverty)

28-Mar-1925 (Jose age 23) ordained into Roman-rite Catholic priesthood * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha Dharmesha-9 doctrine * samchara Rahu-Ketu contact Makara-Karkata contact radical Makara lagna

Mangala Mahadasha

02-Oct-1928 (Jose age 26) begin Opus Dei organization * Mangala-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-10

Rahu Mahadasha

1936 begin Spanish Civil War (17-July-1936 until 1-Apr-1939) (Jose age 34) * due to the priest-attacking climate during the war, Josemaria goes incognito, abandoning his priestly robes and dressing as a commoner, even hiding in a psychiatric clinic * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu-10 * Rahu disguise

1939 publishes first edition of The Way (a much expanded version of Consideraciones espirituales). The Way will eventually become a spiritual best-seller in the West, with 4+ million copies sold in 40+ languages * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru bhratrupathi-3 publications

1941 grieved the decease of mother (Jose age 39) * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 2nd-from-Chandra

1944 diagnosed with mellitus diabetes * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha rogesha-6

1946 moves to Rome to start doctorate in theology * Rahu-Zukra * Zukra karmesha-10 career

1948 founded for men only the Collegium Romanum Sanctae Crucis * Roman College of the Holy Cross * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Rahu karmesha-10 professionalization, public recognition

1952 founded the private religious institution University of Navarre in Pamplona, Espagna * Rahu-Mangala bhukti * Mangala bandesha-4 foundational schooling

Guru Mahadasha

1953 for women only Collegium Romanum Sanctae Mariae * Roman College of Saint Mary * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru bandesha-4 from Chandra (schooling) Guru bhratrupathi-3 from Makara lagna (hands-on training)

1954 suddenly cured of mellitus diabetes, from which he had suffered for ten years * Guru-Guru Swabhukti * Guru in 8th-from-6th; Guru parivartamsha lagnesha Shani * samchara Rahu-Ketu Dhanuzya-Mithunaya contact Shani-Chandra-Surya-12

1955 obtains doctorate in theology from Lateran University in Rome * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani lagnesha * Shani niyama-karaka

1967 visit to Greece in context of a purported plan to avoid the Roman-rite Catholic new rites (post-Vatican Council of 1962) by moving Opus Dei into the Greek-Orthodox church (controversial historical event) * Guru-Rahu bhukti

Due to the impending mahadasha of the niyama-karaka lawfully hierarchical Shani, Opus Dei remained within the RC entity while expressing steady resistance (Shani) to innovative practices

Shani Mahadasha

1970 preaching tour of Mexico, audience of thousands * Shani-Shani bhukti * Shani lagnesha personality * Shani rules Zukra-2 speech

26-Jun-1975 Lightbody Lift-off (age 73) via cardiac arrest * Shani-Ketu bhukti

posthumous events

20-Nov-1975 death of Generalissimo Francisco Franco * Shani-Ketu bhukti

06-Oct-2002 canonized by Pope-264 John-Paul-II 1920-2005 Karol Wojtyla * (during Escriva's) Budha-Shani bhukti * Shani lagnesha

Distinctive features of nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka

* Sarala Yoga

  • Surya-Dhanuzya* Aditya * the unsplit, undivided
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds, brightly contemplative, focus on seclusion, invisible light-source provides guidance, intuitive entitlements, intelligence for private prayer, eye on imagination
  • Surya-yuti-Chandra * confidently sensitive * bright comforter * entitled to express emotion * radiantly rhythmic * creatively intelligent mother * emotional father-figure * sensitive to the spiritual rays of the Sun * parents = politically + culturally aligned
  • Surya-yuti-Shani * confidently lawful, bright regulator, entitled to impose order, creatively intelligent authority-figures, radiantly hierarchical, sober father-figure, cautiously orderly expression of the spiritual rays of the Sun, limited entertainments, politically disciplined



Professor Surya rules Uttara-azadha radical lagna

randhresha-8 Surya in bhava-12 = Viparita Raja-yoga Sarala Yoga 4 = protects against harm from mystical transformations, identity changes

temple discourse, orthodoxy, priesthood

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Dhanuzya * comforted by rhythmic catechesis of belief
  • Chandra in Purva-azadha * comforted by valued beliefs * protectors of inspirational music * needs philosophical harmony * soothed by expansively beautiful design
  • Chandra in classroom-12 * comfort in dreams * familiar with ancestor guidance * routine withdrawal from public life * accustomed to private prayer * settled into the rhythm of secluded enclosures * acculturated to Other Worlds * needs to feel the repeating pulse of imaginative inspiration * soothed by intuitive understanding * anchored into sanctuary environments * undulating sleep
  • Somana-yuti-Surya * Emotionally entitled * sensitive to charismatic figures * sentimentally attached to the father * needs sparkling centrality * comforted by confidence * undulating intelligence * soothed by attention * calmed by applause * feels like royalty
  • Somana-yuti-Shani * nishturabashi yoga * Emotionally constricted * punitive authority figures * sensitive to class boundaries * soothed by structure * needs rigid routines * heavy maternal workload * comfortable with elders * familiar with hierarchies * emotionally limited mother * calmed by strict rules * feels like a worker

Nishturabashi Yoga emotional repression

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-1 * A fighter * a winner * a champion* drive toward embodied performance vitality * pursuit of competition * direct physical action * thrusting vigor * dominating personality * potentially a bully. Can dig * drill * dive * excavate * plumb * explode * explore (both physically and psychologically) dynamic innovator * lively push toward fast driving+ speedy transport * energized muscular conquests * athletic body.
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * communicative competitions * energized signaling * dynamic reporting * clipped speech patterns * abrupt announcements * champion of vigorous messaging * pushes toward direct commands * potential for aggressive gestures * incisive speech * forceful writing
  • Kuja-yuti-Guru * multiple competitions * many brother-figures * energized growth * dynamic generosity * masculine force joins optimistic expansion * champion of humanistic worldview * potential for aggressive preaching * indoctrinating actions

uttama-Mangala rules Karakamsha Vrizchika bhava-11 economic networks, marketplace profits

uttama-Mangala rules Arudha Lagna Vrizchika bhava-11 economic networks, marketplace profits

Opus Dei worldwide social-economic network

uttama-Mangala rules 10th navamsha = extraordinary executive management capabilities, success in business

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Makara-Draco * bureaucratic communications * articulation of lawfully orderly process * proletarian phrasing * delivers procedure for imposing rules * descriptive explanations of the social order * messages about governance * documentation of regulatory procedures * diagrams the hierarchies * status-conscious mentality * hands-arms-shoulders send normalizing gestures
  • Budha in bhava-1 * digbala * narrative of body * bifurcated self-image * discusses physical appearance * describer of embodiment * explainer of tangible self * delivers instructions for self-characterization * articulation of communicative movement * animated gestures * talks about personality * details the two-sided identity.
  • Budha-yuti-Mangala * competitive communications * scripted actions * impatient conversations * potential for sexualized messaging * penetrating explanations * direct instruction * signals forward action * pioneering movement * outspoken opinions * talkative brother-figures
  • Budha-yuti-Guru * explainer of doctrinal belief * affinity for preaching, professorial, theory-developing roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of charitable generosity, message of optimism and expansion, talkative teacher

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Makara-Draco * nichha * understands social structure * develops many rules * class-conscious convictions * conventional doctrine * believes in common sense * pragmatic guidance * philosophical realism * diverse social responsibilities * principled materialistic worldview * faith in hierarchical order * preaches about wise governance * widens the scope of institutional authority
  • Guru in bhava-1 * dig-bala * much vitality * philosophical personality * permission for unrestricted action * generous disposition * numerous identities * expands the scope of competition * many cheerful sporting activities * believes in birthright * expansive aura * extra height-or-girth * embodiment of tolerant cheer * a patron of personal benefit * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be a benefactor
  • Guru-yuti-Mangala bhratri-karaka * multiple brother-figures * permission to compete-and-win * expansive conquests * progressive philosophy * large-scale invasive actions * vigorous champion of optimistic belief
  • Guru-yuti-Budha yukta-karaka * multiple sibling-teammate figures * permission to deliver information * abundant conversational messaging * believes in detailed communications * expansive dialog * many announcements * wide scope of evangelism * talks about philosophy * optimistic viewpoint in discussions

Shani-12 Dainya Parivartamsha Guru-1

* multiple social attributes (protective) * nichha-bhanga (due to uttama-Kuja kendra)

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Yogakaraka Zukra rules 5-creativity, intelligence, games ++ 10-leadership, social respect, profession

  • Zukra-Kumbha * appreciation of social networks * likes knitting-knotting * attracted to marketplace environments * pleasures of large-group connectivity * friendly arrangements * enjoys regulated systems * scientific aesthetic * financially balanced economic linkage
  • Zukra-2 * swabhava * seeks pleasure via gathered treasuries * enjoys banked assets * bargains toward collected equity * feminine-figures predominate the family * gracious storyteller * pretty preservations * balanced linguistic expression * beautiful voice * pleasing designs to adorn the face * aesthetics of mouth + jaw + teeth + hair * graceful neck * prefers historical values * appreciation of speech-and-song

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka


  • Shani-Dhanuzya * heavy old doctrines, obliged to conform to the common ideology, rigid theories, unyielding dogma, pressure to accept the common catechesis, weight of old patronage, vital energy compression stress zone = hips, sacroiliac, sacral plexus * weight of doctrinal authority * must materialize principled worldviews* strictly imposed rules for enforced systems of belief, rigid outlook on life * slow elder professors * proletarian preachings * must continue to teach-and-preach despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-12 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious sleep state. One must retreat in fear from the guidance of dreams and visions. Cautious, conventional fantasies; imposed invisibility; tense imagination, limited sleep, chronic resistance to interior wisdom; heavy legacy pressure against free channeling of clairsentient wisdom. Resistance to new prayers. Resentment toward changes in meditation practice. Intolerance toward unconventional foreigners. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as researcher, incarcerator, bedbound invalid, sanctuary maintainer, monastery or hotel worker.
  • Shani-yuti-Surya * social resistance to individual creativity * pragmatic politics * class-conscious father * limited unearned entitlements * delayed (but not denied) romance * conventionalized theatrical displays * restrained flamboyance * disciplined intelligence * cautious willpower * socially-approved expressions of divine brilliance
  • Shani-yuti-Chandra * nishturabhashi yoga * social resistance to natural rhythms * imposition of pragmatic routines * delayed (but not denied) parenting * class-conscious mother * limited creature-comforts * parental policing * obligatory caretaking duties *emotional withholding * punitive parents * class-structured ethnicity * uncomfortable discipline * oppressed sensitivities * dries-freezes the flow of nourishing liquids * needs regulatory order * blocked feelings * strict foundational schooling * proletarian home-culture

From Chandra-Dhanuzya lagna, sober serious structured hierarchical Shani rules

  1. the emotionally-motivated traditionalism, family lineage conserving, treasure-preserving, language-and-history remembering, acquisitive, genetic conservation of 2nd-from-Chandra
  2. the emotionally talkative, information-delivering, evangelical, publishing, announcing, script-reading, reporting, conversational, process-managing communications of 3rd-from-Chandra

lagnesha Shanaicarya rules Makara radical Lagna

Shani-12 Dainya Parivartamsha Guru-1

lagnesha-1 Shani sober personality + dhanapati-2 Shani values-accumulation and knowledge treasuries * exchanged with * ruler-of-12 Guru sanctuary meditation prayer + bhratrupathi-3 Guru publication, media-messaging, teamwork

Recommended remedial Ratna for Makara lagna nativities

  • Nilamani Shani-ratna = blue sapphire supports lagnesha Shani
  • Panna Budha-ratna emerald supports dharmapatiBudha
  • Hira Zukra-ratna = diamond supports bhagyapathi yogakaraka Zukra

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

Ghataka * Hatak Kala Sarpa Yoga

  • Rahu-Thula-Vanika * shimmering illusion of balance * craving for trade * mask of fairly bargained contracts * over-reaching advocacy * outsider who cleverly insinuates into trusted counseling roles * sweetly unconventional adjudication * marvelously accommodating arrangements * exciting culturally-mixed partnerships * may be obsessed with brokerage * mirage of suave deal-making * extraordinary terms of mutual agreement * graciously boundary-bending alliances * pleasantly ambitious diplomacy * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of equity-assured negotiation * seeks privilege via adviser-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. 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

Ecriva was born into Zukra-Rahu bhukti

A prominent Rahu-10 governance casting drishti into yogakaraka Kumbha-Zukra-2 defined his relationship to institutional finance.

Rahu's ruler = the extraordinary yogakaraka Zukra in bhava-2 + Zukra-Kumbha "capital wealth" * Zukra-2 owned and aspected by conservative atmakaraka Professor Shani

Ketu kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka * vasana-karaka (vacuum) * vasana-karaka (vacuum)

  • Ketu-Meza * physically dissociates from competitive dominance * incomplete nobility * eccentric innovations * dissolute conquest * not limited by blood or birth * ignores restrictions on kinetic movement * releases a blood-red cloud of dynamic energy into 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 * ignores conventional schooling * irrelevance of habitual folkways * surrenders nationality * dismisses the parents * abandons the established routines * may prefer to live without fixed roots

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