Thanks for this, John. It helps me feel more compassion for him. Which for me is one of the greatest gifts of jyotish. Anyway, I found this wonderful explanation of hasta nakshatra. Fits amazingly.
http://www.prokerala.com/astrology/nakshatra/hasta-nakshatra.php I was thinking, since Virgo is The Virgin, that maybe his vision came after much prayer and or devotion to Mary. What do you think? PS Thanks too for the explanation about Shakti Yoga and how it can be positive when Mars or Saturn are also present. ________________________________ From: John <jr_...@yahoo.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday, February 11, 2013 10:03 PM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Joseph Ratzinger's Jyotish Chart Pope Benedict XVI was born under the sign of Capricorn and the Moon was in the nakshatra of Hasta. The chart shows why he had to resign as the head of the Catholic Church. Mercury is weak in the third house. This implies that his reasoning faculty is deteriorating which is affecting his ability to work as the pontiff. This same Mercury is also affecting the reputation of the Church due to child abuses committed by priests in the church. The Moon in the 9th house has given him the wisdom to see what is happening to him and the church. It is likely that he had a vision or revelation to resign for the good of all. JR