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Vedic Medical Astrology

Diseases indicated by Planets and Houses


Vedic Medical Astrology is a branch of Vedic Astrology (Jyotish). The horoscope is a blueprint of the whole being, reflecting the complex interaction of body, mind and spirit. It is the science that analyzes how these imbalances can manifest our physical body.


Medical Astrology helps to diagnose diseases from signs, houses and planets. The causes of ill health can be known well before its actual appearance in the human body through Vedic astrology horoscope.


Very few people know that no one should call himself a doctor unless he/she is also an astrologer; for no diagnosis could be made without the help of astrological information on the patient.


Let us learn on diseases indicated by planets:


Houses of Horoscope and Medical astrology

Among all houses 6th, 8th, and 12th houses are main trouble giver. 6th house gives diseases for short period of time but 8th house can give very long term and fatal diseases, especially when Saturn joins the combination. Rahu and Ketu are the planets who indicate undiagnosed and incurable diseases.


Sun and diseases in Medical Astrology

Planet Sun signifies vitality and is considered to be the karaka of bones. It generates heat, and intensifies dryness.


It signifies bone structure, blood, brain, stomach and bile, digestive fire, heart, eyesight, gall-bladder, spine, belly, hereditary from father, overall health.

If it is weak or afflicted or somehow badly influenced in the horoscope, it gives the native very weak eye-sight, headaches, erratic blood circulation, heart trouble, bone fractures, over heating fever, blood pressure, baldness, neuralgia, bone cancer, weak immune system etc. During the dasha of Sun, the native has to suffer from problems related to the body parts ruled by it. A weak Sun has a tendency to give health complications related to the body parts it rules. The native can also suffer from high fever, mental illnesses and relapse of previous diseases during the dasha and antardasha of Sun.


It rules the 4th month of Pregnancy.


Moon and diseases in Medical Astrology

The Moon is a planet of cold and moist. Its constitution is a mixture of vata and kapha. Moon signifies emotional health, fertility, and general health as it governs the fluid of the body, quality of blood and lymph glands, tonsils, breast, face, lungs, chest. It also rules menstrual cycle, ovaries and uterus.


If somehow it is weak or badly afflicted or influenced in the horoscope, any kind of psychic problem may prevail and beside that it will give sleep disorder or insomnia, lethargy, drowsiness, neurological disorders (though it mostly depends on Mercury, Ketu), mouth problems, lung problems, blood pressure problems, anemia, enlargement of spleen, diseases of uterus and ovaries, menstrual disorders, T.B., frequent cough, cold, lack of appetite, fever, general weakness, sea sickness etc. In case of mental diseases, it gives hyper-sensitivity, over-reaction type of problems. And also it indicates hereditary from mother.


It rules 5th and 9th month of pregnancy.


Mars and diseases in Medical Astrology

The Mars is a planet of dry, fiery and “pitta” in nature. Mars governs forehead, blood, arms, chest, digestive fire, bone-marrow, bile, intestine, neck, forehead, muscular system, external generative organs and nose.


If somehow it is weak or badly afflicted or influenced in the horoscope then it gives problems like inflammations, wounds, inability to tolerate hunger, accidents, burns fractures, skin rashes, operations, piles, fever ( sudden rising temperature ), tumors, epilepsy, cancer in the muscular part of the body, pox, typhoid, dysentery, cholera, boils etc. It also indicates disease related to over-anger, abortion, hysteria, explosion, and irregular periods.


It rules 2nd month of pregnancy.


Mercury and diseases in Medical Astrology

Vata, pitta, kapha; these three are ruled by mercury, that’s why if mercury is afflicted in the birth chart, the diseases related to those three will come to the fore. Mercury indicates the lower part of the abdomen, skin, mind, nervous system, lower neck, gastric juice, intestine, bronchial tube, tongue, mouth, hands and arms. If somehow it is weak or badly afflicted or influenced in the horoscope it gives psychic disease, nervous-breakdown, insomnia, skin-diseases, impotency, epilepsy, leucoderma, vertigo, loss of memory or speech, asthma, diseases of respiratory canal, deafness, disorder of intestines, dyspepsia etc. It also indicates timidity, aloofness, low self esteem, difficulty in thought, communication etc.


It rules 7th month of pregnancy.


Jupiter and diseases in Medical Astrology

Jupiter is a planet of mild, warm and kapha in nature. Jupiter indicates spleen, intestine, fat tissue, arterial system, hips, glands, liver, gall-bladder, absorptive power, digestion, pancreas, ears, hearing capability, navel, physical development, feet, palate and throat. If it is weak or badly afflicted or influenced in the horoscope then it gives thrombosis, jaundice, lymphatic, diabetes, pneumonia, obesity, bronchitis, water borne diseases, inflammations, circulatory congestion etc.


It rules 3rd month of pregnancy.


Venus and diseases in Medical Astrology

Venus is a very warm and moist planet; kapha and vata in nature. Venus indicates the sexual organs and pelvis, private parts, semen or ovum, reproductive parts, urinary bladder, kidneys, throat, upper neck, face, eyes, chin, cheeks, skin etc. If somehow it is weak or badly afflicted or influenced in the horoscope, it gives diseases related to urinary, reproductive system, venereal diseases, stones in bladder or kidneys, diabetes, anemia, weakness of sexual organ, paralysis, cataract, impotency, loss of bodily luster etc.


It rules 1st month of pregnancy.


Saturn and diseases in Medical Astrology

Saturn is a planet of cold, dry, vata (air) in nature. Saturn rules over bones. All the large bones in the body of legs are governed by Saturn. Saturn, as per his nature, gives long-term diseases. Such diseases are long termed and hardly curable. So a person has to bear with the long illness. Saturn indicates joints, tendons, spleen, nerve tissues, teeth, knees and part of leg between ankle and knee, bones, phlegm secretive system. If somehow it is weak or badly afflicted or influenced in the horoscope, it gives all types of chronic and degenerative diseases, painful diseases, cancer, arthritis, leg fracture, diseases of glands, paralysis, rheumatism, skin diseases, gout, rickets, flatulence, coldness of the body, deformities, nerve disorders, indigestion, insanity, dyspepsia, senility, numbness, impotency in men, intestinal obstruction, retention of urine, cancer, diabetes, rheumatic, renal & skin diseases, psychiatric disorders and leprosy etc.


It rules 6th month of pregnancy.


Rahu and diseases in Medical Astrology

Rahu is a planet of vata in nature. If somehow it is weak or badly afflicted or influenced in the horoscope, it gives diseases of intestine,depression, boils, nervous system, allergies, ulcers, spleen, blood pressure, heart trouble, epidemics, mental disturbances, hysteria, hallucinations, insanity, diseases related to all type of poisons, mysterious diseases (Saturn must be involved), indigestion, leprosy, gas accumulation in stomach or intestines, pain or injury in feet, cancer, insect bites related diseases, herpes etc.


Ketu and diseases in Medical Astrology

Ketu is very much explosive in temperament. It governs the Pitta. If somehow it is weak or badly afflicted or influenced in the horoscope, it gives injuries, throat related problems, wounds, diseases of nerves, diseases of spine, surgery, inflammations, ulcers, low blood pressure, deafness, addictions of any kind, skin diseases, defective speech, spasm, diseases related to central nervous system, suicidal tendency, feet etc.


Twelve houses & Diseases

Apart from nine planets, all the twelve different houses in a horoscope represent human body parts and diseases related to them.


Let us have a look.

First House represents self and longevity, total health, appearance and complexion, vitality, head, brain, face and skull of a native. If the first house in our natal chart is weak then it results in a sickly constitution, thereby leading to headache, mental tension, paralysis, giddiness, wounds, scars, erratic activity of endocrine glands, derangement, brain fever, stupidity, nose bleeding, etc.


Second House signifies right eye, nose, mouth, tongue, facial bones, throat, upper neck, mouth, teeth, gums, larynx and gullet etc. Diseases mainly arising out of a weak venous system shows a weak second house in your natal chart.


Third House symbolizes shoulders, arms and hands, right ear and collar bones, thyroid gland, respiratory and nervous systems etc. A birth chart showing a weak third house brings problems of respiratory canal, disorders of thyroid, imbalances in the nervous system, depression resulting in partial paralysis, stammering, shoulder pains, fracture in the collar bone region, partial deafness, respiratory diseases, asthma, tuberculosis, etc.


Fourth House rules breasts, chest, lungs, stomach, elbow joint etc. If the fourth house is weak in your horoscope it results in coronary problems, physical ailments of breast, chest, heart and lungs' disorders, mental disorders, lunacy and the problems connected to the circulatory systems. Affliction of the fourth house by the sign of fire with Mars aspects indicates surgery in digestive systems whereas with watery sign affliction, diabetes.


Fifth House represents stomach, liver and spleen upper belly, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen, colon, diaphragm, spine and spinal cord, pregnancy, etc. Diabetes, peptic ulcers, anemia, colic pains, stones in gall bladder, acidity, spinal cord disorders, dyspepsia, diarrhea, pleurisy, heart problems, etc are implications of weakness of the fifth house. If the 5th house is afflicted with airy sign it leads to mental illness, lunacy etc.


Sixth House stands for digestive system, kidney, large intestine, colon, uterus and anus etc. Diseases related to body parts like waist, navel, lower abdomen; kidneys, small intestine, upper part of large intestine, intestinal function, appendix, etc are mainly due to a weak sixth house in your birth chart.


Seventh House signifies private parts, glands, buttocks, lower back, renal system, adrenals, ovaries, kidneys and lower half of the back, pelvic girdle, lumbar region, bladder, lower part of large intestine, inner sexual organs uterus, cervix, testicles and prostate gland, etc. Thus a horoscope with afflictions in the seventh house results in venereal diseases, arthritis, gout pains, urination problems, impotency, sterilization, renal problems, nervous and psychological problems, sexual disorders.


Eighth House represents sex organs, bladder and the muscular system, scrotum and anus, outer sexual organs, excretory organs, pelvic bones. Health disorders like fissure, impotency, piles, urinary infections, boils, chronic diseases, etc are due to a weak eighth house.


Ninth House symbolizes The parts of the body ruled by the ninth house are thighs, left leg, thigh bones, bone marrow, hips, hip joints and the arterial system .Hence a weak ninth house indicates low productivity of blood, talassemia, leukemia, high fevers, diabetes, rheumatism and troubles in hips and thighs, etc. Fracture of knee joint or knee cap is possible with an afflicted 9th house that is aspected by Sun.


Tenth House represents body parts like knee and kneecaps, joints and bones. Health related problems like arthritis, broken knees, inflammation of joints, general weakness, skin diseases and allergies, emaciated body, etc are due to a weak position of the tenth house.


Eleventh House indicates calves, left ear, left arm, circulation, legs, left ear, teeth, ankle etc. The eleventh takes care of the body organs like shanks, ankles, shin bone. Circulatory problems, fracture of the lower portion of legs, pain in legs, problems of low productivity of blood, cancer of leg, etc. Generally happens when the birth chart of an individual shows a weak eleventh house.


Twelfth House represents left eye, lymphatic system, feet, teeth etc. A weak twelfth house causes sleep disturbances and weakens the immunization power. An afflicted 12th house occupied by Venus makes the person sterile. There are chances of serious eye defect or even blindness when the moon is posited in afflicted 12th house.

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