Life is beset with good and bad, health and disease. No living being is free from health problem at one time or other. Medical science can diagnose the disease only when it occurs. It is only astrology and palmistry that can warn about a pending disease. The life of a person is governed by the planetary influences which can be read from the horoscope of a person.
Medical Astrology provide us an indication as to whether the planetary influences at the time of an illness are likely to be advantageous or disadvantageous to the sufferer. A medical Astrologer may consider the following factors while studying a chart with respect to disease;
- Likely timing (onset) of the particular disease,
- Likely diagnosis (nature) of the disease,
- Probable eventual outcome of the disease and
- Additional means that might be employed by a physician to counteract the disease and thus facilitate the restoration of the patient’s health.
The effect of planets on each sign, house and on each other plays an important role on the health in general and on particular organs. This effect will be felt during particular Dasha, Antardasha of concerned planets in the life of a person. Some chronic or permanent disabilities occur in accordance with the placement of malefic planets in adverse positions. Occasional physical disabilities and disturbances occur due to the astrological factors in time. The signs, the planets and the houses considered from moon sign have their own significance pertaining to certain organs. To study the health aspect the significance of signs, houses and the planets should be super imposed and synchronized in an effective way.
Significance of Houses in Medical Astrology:
Every house has its own special meaning in medical astrology. It is important to consider the significations of the various houses of the horoscope as relevant to medical astrology. It may be noted that the right half of the body is represented by houses 1 to 7 and the left half by houses 7 to 12 of the horoscope.
1stHouse: Head, physical body, brain, physical appearance, personality, hair, skin, sleep, consciousness, brain tumors, longevity, freedom from ill-health, ability to perform work.
2ndHouse: Face, right eye of the male and left eye of the female, mouth, tongue, teeth, nose, speech, nails, upper food pipe, steadiness of the mind, blood, material circumstances, matters relating to the diet. electrolytes, hormones, diabetes.
3rdHouse: Neck, right ear, throat, shoulder, upper limbs, trachea(windpipe),upper part of oesophagus(food pipe), dreams, mental instability, physical fitness and growth, lungs, speech problems, ability to adapted to and learn from situations.
4thHouse: Chest(thorax),Lungs, diaphragm, breast, mother, milk, potent and effective medicine, producing food for others, genetics, inheritance, genetic influence from a parent usually the mother.
5thHouse: Heart, left thighs, upper abdomen and its viscera, viz., stomach, liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas, mind, pregnancy, romantic issues and offspring, tendency towards risk taking.
6thHouse: Ill-health, injury, wounds, operation, madness, T.B., tumours, diseases of the eye, small intestine, appendix, kidney, upper ureter, small pox, left (leg, ankle, feet, knee) diseases, poison, peptic ulcers, doctors, nurses and dentists, personal hygiene, meals, day to day habits.
7thHouse: Sexual organs, uterus, ovaries, testis, prostrate gland, anal canal, groins, semen, sexual union, large intestine and rectum, lower urinary tract, spine, death through brain problems, balance of the body, the type of people one tends to attract, compliance with treatment procedures.
8thHouse: External genitalia, perineum, anal orifice, longevity, severe mental anguish, chronic disease, right (leg, ankle, feet, knee), loss of a limb, adrenal cortex, sex, death, cancer, legacies from past illnesses, expelling of the processed foods.
9thHouse: Hips, Right thighs, upper part of brain, femoral arteries, cerebral hemisphere.
10thHouse: Knee joints, right (kidney,chest,back), patella (knee-cap), metabolism, genetic influence from a parent usually the father,
11thHouse: Legs, left ear, alternate house of disease(sixth from sixth), right arms,circulation, hemorrhagia, recovery from disease.
12thHouse: Feet, left (shoulder,neck,ear), left eye of the male and right eye of the female, crippled limbs, death, disturbed sleep, mental imbalance, auto immune diseases, thymus, immunity in general, liver, hospitals, adversity due to ill-considered decisions. psychic problems.
Significance of Planets in Medical Astrology:
In medical astrology, each of the planets provide their own unique influence towards the outcome of an illness, depending on the location of the planet in the horoscope. The significations of various planets as appropriate to medical astrology are:
Sun: Bile(Pitta) temperament, tonic, warming and drying, relates to heart function and to vital energy, heart troubles, spine problem, general vitality, headache, stomach ailments, bone disorders, blood circulation, eye disease, spleen problem, fever, brain disorders, eye, ear, nose and throat diseases, diarrhea, epilepsy, leprosy.
Moon: Phlegm(Kapha) temperament with an element of wind(Vaata), diluting, cleansing, cold and moist, relates to the emotions, hormones, stomach, T.B., dropsy, digestive system, jaundice, skin problems, menstrual disorders and diseases of the female reproductive system, diseases of the breast, lymphatic system, heart, vital organs, blood, urine, body fluids and secretions, glands.
Mars: Bile(Pitta) temperament, inflammatory, aggressive, eruptive, warm and dry, choleric, relates to the sex drive and to oxygen metabolism, muscles, head, adrenal glands, senses of smell and taste fiery, mental aberrations, itching of the skin, fractures, diseases of the uterus, wounds, bone marrow, eruptive fever, accidents, injuries, surgical operations, burns, blood disorders, tissue disruptions, high blood pressure, gall stones, poisoning, miscarriages and abortion, menstrual disorders, rheumatism, veneral disease, diseases above the neck.
Mercury: Wind(Vaata),Bile(Pitta) and Phlegm(Kapha) temperament. cold and dry, nervous activity, mental aberration, vertigo, impotence, diseases of the eye, nose and throat, brain, central nervous system, thyroid gland, five senses, hands, tongue, skin, neck, dumbness, insanity, skin, loss of memory, sudden falls and bad dreams.
Jupiter: Phlegam(Kapha) temperament, nourishing, warm and moist, blood circulation, liver and fat metabolism and cellular nutrition, liver disorders, gall bladder disease, thighs, feet, growth, pituitary gland, fatty, obesity, ear troubles, diabetes, digestive organs, laziness.
Venus: Wind(Vaata) and Phlegm(Kapha) temperament, relaxing, warm and moist, nutrient assimilation, cataract, tear glands, leucoderma, sugar metabolism, tissue tone and lymphatic function, throat, kidneys, thymus gland, sense of touch, ovaries, muscles, thighs, hair, urinary and sex organs, buttocks, semen, stones in kidney and urinary bladder, typhoid, appendicitis, hormonal disorders, veneral diseases, sexual disorders, hyper sex, sensory organs, laziness, tiredness.
Saturn: Wind(Vaata) and some Phlegm (Kapha) temperament, hardening, devitalising, cold and dry, melancholic, skin, hair, teeth, bones, the body’s defenses, spleen, joints, urinary bladder, rectum, anus, sweat pores, teeth, muscles, wrist, feet, muscular pains, toothache, tooth decay, ulcers, epilepsy, hysteria, paralysis, tumors and cancers, unforseen dangers, fatigue, depression, stomach troubles, respiratory diseases.
Rahu :- Phlegmatic, skin, blood, cholera, hiccup, insanity, chronic boils and ulcers, incurable ailments, phobias, small pox, leprosy, epilepsy, poisoning, allergies, eczema, infections, fevers.
Ketu :- Bones, poisons, epidemics, eruptive fevers, viral and infective diseases, deafness, surgical intervention, intoxicants, joints.
Significance of Rashis in Medical Astrology:
Rashis(Signs) represent the twelve large systems in the body of man, starting with Aries which represents the head, all through the sign of Pisces, ruling the feet. The rashis that contain the planets, either by birth or through progressed horoscopes, will stand out, or will most probably be the sources of illness.
For each rashi a special tissue salt exists, these are the building materials for human body, the substances through the combination of which tissues, organs, systems of organs, and finally the entire body are built. Using these salts on their own or by combining them in material or homeopathic doses, one’s health can be much improved.
The twelve zodiac rashis represent certain aspects of the physical body, which include specific regions and one or more organs and their functions. Their significations are:
Aries: Head, cerebrum, eyes, face, upper jaw, carotid arteries, front of the body, face, brain, eyes, the crown of head-the scalp.
Taurus: Neck, ears, lower jaw, throat, cerebellum, thyroid gland, throat, vocal tract.
Gemini: Arms, lungs, shoulders, hands, nervous system, brain, upper chest, bisexual.
Cancer: Breast, diaphragm, stomach, oesophagus, taste, left side of the body, chest, breasts, stomach, alimentary canal, heart.
Leo: Heart, back, spinal cord, thymus gland, chest, spinal column, upper stomach, abdominal organs.
Virgo: Intestines, duodenum, peyer’s patches, solar plexus, abdomen, parasympathetic nervous system, digestive system, spleen, hips.
Libra: Kidneys, ureters, adrenal glands, skin, loins, lumbar region, back of the body, buttocks, naval region, umbilicus.
Scorpio: Bladder, urethra, genitals, ovaries/testes, prostate, sigmoid colon, pubic bone, nose, reproductive system, sexual organs, bowels, excretory system, genital organs.
Sagittarius: Hips, thighs, ilium, femur, sacrum, coccyx, blood vessels, sciatic nerves, pituitary, liver.
Capricorn: Knees, bones, teeth, skin, joints, hair, para thyroids, right side of the body, skeletal system.
Aquarius: Lower legs, ankles, circulation, pineal body, calves, circulatory system, calves of the feet.
Pisces: Feet, toes, thalamus, blood fibrin, lymphatic system, adipose tissue.