The Life of Mother Teresa, plus her Horoscope

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We explore the life of Mother Teresa, and take a look at her horoscope.

Her early life

Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, in what is now Skopje, Macedonia's capital, on August 26, 1910. She was the youngest of five children, only three of whom survived. Her older sister was Aga Bojaxhiu, and her older brother was Lazar Bojaxhiu. Gonxha, her middle name, means "little flower" in Albanian.

Little Gonxha's father, Nickola Bojaxhiu, was a construction contractor who owned his own business with a partner, and the family was quite well-off, contrary to some reports, although when her father died suddenly when she was eight, the family fell upon harder times.

She was always close to the church, and when she was twelve years old she became very interested in missionary work. She could point to a map and pick out innumerable places where there were missions and knew the type of work being performed at all of them. It was not until she reached the age of eighteen that she decided she wanted to become a nun, whereupon she joined the Loreto Sisters of Dublin, in Ireland, founded in the 17th century to educate young girls. From that time on, she was never to see her mother or her siblings for the rest of her life. The year was 1928.

Taking her vows

According to americancatholic.org..."in 1929, Gonxha was sent to Darjeeling to the novitiate of the Sisters of Loreto. In 1931, she made her first vows there, choosing the name of Teresa, honoring both saints of the same name, Teresa of Avila and Therese of Lisieux. In keeping with the usual procedures of the congregation and her deepest desires, it was time for the new Sister Teresa to begin her years of service to God's people. She was sent to St. Mary's, a high school for girls in a district of Calcutta....Here she began a career teaching history and geography, which she reportedly did with dedication and enjoyment for the next fifteen years. It was in the protected environment of this school for the daughters of the wealthy that Teresa's new 'vocation' developed and grew."

On May 24, 1937, she made her final vows, and from that day forward she was known as Mother Teresa.

Her second calling

According to vatican.va..."On 10 September 1946 during the train ride from Calcutta to Darjeeling for her annual retreat, Mother Teresa received her "inspiration," her "call within a call." On that day, in a way she would never explain, Jesus' thirst for love and for souls took hold of her heart and the desire to satiate His thirst became the driving force of her life..."

Two years later Mother Teresa received permission to begin establishment of a religious community, Missionaries of Charity, and on August 17, 1948, she dressed for the first time in a white, blue-bordered sari and left her convent to begin her service to the poorest of the poor.

Career, world recognition

In 1950 Mother Teresa became a citizen of India. In 1952 she opened a house for the dying. In 1957 she began to work with lepers in many areas of the third world. In 1962 she won her first prize for humanitarian work, the Padmi Shri award for 'distinguished service.' She would, over the years, use all the prize money she was awarded to found dozens of new homes for the sick and dying. In 1971, she was honored by Pope Paul VI, who named her the recipient of the first Pope John XXIII Peace Prize, in 1979 she won the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of her work with the poor, and in 1985 President Ronald Reagan awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a White House ceremony.

Mother Teresa's health began to fail in the 1990's. She suffered a bad fall in 1993 and broke three ribs, and later that year she contracted malaria. She had a pacemaker implant a short time later, and she died from heart failure on September 5, 1997. Mother Teresa had just turned 87.

Mother Teresa's horoscope

Mother Teresa's Sun is in the eighth house, which is analogous to the intense and passionate sign of Scorpio, the eighth sign. When people who have the Sun in the eighth house find something to be passionate about, they throw every last ounce of their energy into it. They become totally committed. When Mother Teresa walked away from the comfortable life she enjoyed as a teacher, she never looked back. Her Venus is also in the eighth house, the house which embodies the use of power. Venus in this house manifests as either the love of power or the power of love. Mother Teresa, of course, embodied the power of love.

Her Moon is in Taurus in the fifth house, which I call the house of love given. Mother Teresa had an abiding need (Moon) to give out love (fifth house). In Taurus, her love would manifest powerfully and steadily, never wavering.

Mars rests exactly on the cusp of the ninth house in Virgo, the sign of healing. Sagittarius, her rising sign, is the sign of faith, and the ninth house is the domain of faith and belief. She poured her energy (Mars) and her faith (ninth house) into working (Mars) to heal and serve (Virgo) the poor. Mercury is also in Virgo in this house, so it could be said that out of her faith (ninth house) she used her intelligence (Mercury) and her will (Mars) in service (Virgo) and toward practical (again Virgo) ends (building homes and medical facilities).

The trine (120 degrees - an aspect of harmony) between the Sun and Saturn in earth signs reveals great self-discipline, attention to duty, and the willingness to shoulder heavy responsibility. The square (90 degree) aspect between Venus and Saturn is often the mark of a person who forgoes romantic relationship or marriage. This aspect made it easy for her to lead a celibate life.

Finally, the conjunction of Jupiter to her mid-heaven, the line of career, shows that her work in the world (mid-heaven) was extremely rewarding (Jupiter) to her personally, and it also reveals the great recognition she received from the world at large.

True to the nature of a person with both the Moon and Venus in fixed signs and in succeedent (corresponding to fixed) houses, both her need to give love (Moon in house five) and the power of the love she gave (Venus in Leo in the eighth house) was immense and unwavering throughout her exemplary life.


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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar Retired
3rd Jul 2011 (#)

Wow-what a great article. Bravo for your star. I love Mother T. Especially since I spent ten years visiting the sicj and dying at a hospital in Inda ;)

So it is amazing to see the details of her chart--as I have sun, venus AND mars in the eight house (In Vedic Astrology--Jyotish)--so that part is particularly interesting to me. :-) Of course, I'm not comparing myself except by that on aspect :)

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
3rd Jul 2011 (#)

With Sun, Venus and Mars all in your eighth house, you see deeply beneath the surface, to the very core and essence of things, which is of course beautifully reflected n your writing. I appreciate your comment and that you liked the article. Thank you rama devi nina.

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author avatar Denise O
3rd Jul 2011 (#)

Steve, it just amazes me the work you do. I know it must take a lot of work doing this. Love your work ethic. I have thought of sending you my info but, knowing my luck, it would only lay out a bunch doom too add to my plate.LOL
It just fascinates me though. Your research on her life and not in the stars, is excellent, as always. Just a great piece all the way around. Very deserving of the star above. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
3rd Jul 2011 (#)

I will never forecast doom and gloom, Denise. Your chart is your blueprint for life. We all have exactly the horoscope we need to have - it shows our potential for self-actualization and self-realization. Send me your date, place and time of birth to steve@goldenwolfe.com and I'll e-mail you back a few details about your chart. Thanks for your supportive comment. It is very much appreciated.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
3rd Jul 2011 (#)

Wow, this is so beautifully done, thank you Steve, I feel anything I say would not be enough, wonderful!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
3rd Jul 2011 (#)

You are so very kind and generous with your comments, Delicia. thank you so very much.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
3rd Jul 2011 (#)

Not only is this an excellent overview of who Mother Teresa was but I love the complete way you look at her horoscope.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
4th Jul 2011 (#)

Thank you very much Mark. I really appreciate that comment.

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author avatar Carol Kinsman
4th Jul 2011 (#)

This was a great article, Steve. I stand in awe of Mother Teresa and I learned a few things here that I didn't know. Thank you.. xoxo

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
4th Jul 2011 (#)

Thank you, my love.

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author avatar Buzz
4th Jul 2011 (#)

Great article, Steve. Oh, have a happy celebration of Independence Day.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
4th Jul 2011 (#)

Thank you Buzz.

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author avatar Songbird B
4th Jul 2011 (#)

Wonderful Star Page, as always, Steve. This was such a fascinating read...Such great work my friend..\0/

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
4th Jul 2011 (#)

Thank you Songbird.

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author avatar Maria Malone
6th Jul 2011 (#)

Wonderful article Steve, and so deserving of a Star page as well, congrats!!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
6th Jul 2011 (#)

Thank you for a much appreciated comment, Maria.

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author avatar J A Ridley
7th Jul 2011 (#)

Good bio-reading! Here is her Mayan signature:

kin 40: Yellow Magnetic Sun
I Unify in order to Enlighten
Attracting Life
I seal the Matrix of Universal Fire
With the Magnetic tone of Purpose
I am guided by my own power doubled

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
7th Jul 2011 (#)

This certainly fits Mother Teresa. Thank you J A.

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author avatar MAnature
10th Jul 2011 (#)

Thank you Steve:)

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
10th Jul 2011 (#)

Thank you MAnature.

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