Our solar system consists of nine planets. Out of these 7 planets are considered in Astrology. According to Vedic Astrology, these seven planets represent parts of our bodies. Mercury is the ruler or significator of our skin. Strong Mercury in a chart represents vibrant skin. Afflicted Mercury in the chart represents diseases related to the skin, whereas a glowing and healthy skin is the sign of strong mercury.
Author: Nitin Kashyap
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. Continue reading