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How to Judge Diseases

By Kshitij Sharma, December 23, 2011

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.


  • Comment by Chandra Shrivastava on May 2, 2012 at 1:11 pm

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


  • Comment by Abhimanyu on May 19, 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…

  • Comment by A k on June 23, 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)

  • Comment by WSY on August 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm

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

  • Comment by mjohnson on December 26, 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

  • Comment by jyotsna on April 17, 2013 at 12:55 pm

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

  • Comment by cvbharathy on July 27, 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.

  • Comment by ravi on May 10, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    My daughter is Obese & weighs much more than normal range. Her Medical reports are normal & doctors express helplessness.
    Her D.O.B. is 5/2/1989, Uttarashadha star & Makara Rasi.
    Pl guide us for the effective result.

  • Comment by Hitesh on December 21, 2015 at 4:58 am

    I have health issue so pl suggest
    Hitesh Bansal
    651 am

  • Comment by Shruthi on November 11, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    I have beenreading ur books and following ur blogs sir thanks for showing us the way of centering ourselves ..
    My daughter born 19 /08/2007 at 18.12 pob mysuru has speech impediment and loss of hand functions . could you please suggest a remedy ..
    Thanks and regards

  • Comment by swati sarabhai on November 14, 2016 at 1:10 am

    Sir, I am suffering from skin disease since last 7 years .. but doctors are unable to cure… My DOB is 27/01/1989 at 12:58 pm place kanpur, uttarpradesh……..could you please suggest me the remedy

    Thanks and regards

  • Comment by guneet on July 23, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    sir i am suffering from frequent severe and chronic skin diseases from last year. My date of birth is 24 november 1990 and time of birth is 7:45 AM

  • Comment by Liton Paul on March 23, 2020 at 11:31 am

    Sir, I m facing diseases since years, one after another. My DOB is 16/10/1986.7.55PM.please help me sir

  • Comment by Vinod Kumar singh on June 10, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    I am having breathing and left side weakness problem , veins problem to
    DOB 10 SEP 1978
    Place- Bhopal MP
    Birth time 9: 05am
    I m suffering this from last 5 months
    Not able to recover Please give advice for recovery

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