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December 23rd, 2011

How to Judge Diseases

Before we begin, I would suggest going through some of the good books on Medical Astrology. Medical Astrology, A Rational Approach is a good book, so is Jyotish Aur Rog  (ज्योतिष और रोग), written by Pt. Kisanlal Sharma. This book is published by Manoj Pocket Books and should be available everywhere. The language and style of writing is very good. These books have a table for planets/rashi/bhava in relation to most common diseases and it makes for a good reference.

This is how we should start the study of a horoscope for diseases. Look up the reference body part, study the association with an agent and then predict diseases during the dasha period of all the planets involved.

Reference body part:

  • Understand that organs and body parts are referenced by a house (bhava), rashi and a planet.
  • The planet representing an organ in their natural tendencies are the Karakas. The planets that represent an organ through house ownership are the Lords.
  • Bad aspect/association of both these type of planets shows up as a disease.
  • E.g. Sun is the natural Karaka for heart. In a horoscope, 4th house represents heart. Hence to judge for heart disease, we should look at influence on both Sun as well as lord of 4th house. If one of these factors is strong, the effect of the disease are not likely to show up. If both are weak, then the problems will be worse.

Agents causing disease:

  • In a horoscope, association of the Lord of 6th house with any of the planets will show up as a disease. If both the Karaka and Lord are associated with 6th lord, then problems will be magnified.
  • Position of planets in 6th house in the horoscope causes problems.
  • The planet Mars signifies wounds and injuries due to accidents, etc.
  • Rahu is responsible for suddenness.
  • Saturn represents chronic diseases.

Please note that association and aspect by an agent is essential. Weakness of the Karaka/Lord is important. General Weakness, but not amounting to disease should be looked at very carefully. If a planet is debilitated or is associated with other inimical houses, e.g. 12th and 8th, it will not cause disease by itself. However, it will signify general weakness and lack of development for that body part.

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7 Responses to “How to Judge Diseases”

cvbharathy Says:
July 27th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

nice post.cud u be elobarate in explaining these.i am a beginner and wud like to know more as i suffer from a skin ailment for around 17years.still searching for a cure.but astros predict it will go away soon.kindly elobaorate the post.

jyotsna Says:
April 17th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

i had skin problem from 15 years agao is it will clear soon.if yes when

mjohnson Says:
December 26th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

i am suffering from skin disease from sept 2009 when it first appeared as a rash on the right side of my ear outer lobe. my birthdate is 12.12.1961 @11.32pm kuala lumpur malaysia.please reply

WSY Says:
August 17th, 2012 at 12:35 pm

My husband will be running Rahu main dasha at 40. His Rahu planet is in 8th house.

A k Says:
June 23rd, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Can you give me treatment for my daughter skin (patches problem)
Her date of birth 05/03/1988 Time 09:43 at Bhusawal (MS)

Abhimanyu Says:
May 19th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I am suffering from a disease called “Psoriasis” from last 1 hear, i have consulted many doctors but they are unable to cure my disease. Also, i have consulted many astrologers but they also unable to find the cause and remedy for this disease. I need hour help. My D.O.B is 02/12/1988,10:00 AM, Place: Jammu. Please reply…

Chandra Shrivastava Says:
May 2nd, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Postion of 2nd house, 6th house, 8th huse and 12th huse causes deseases. Tenth house is remedy.


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