The orientation of cosmic bodies can inflict changes in nature. Like the climatic fluctuations and ‘low tide and high tide’ which we see and experience, the planets can influence our health and thoughts too. The planetary positions in horoscope also suggest the possible ill health that befalls an individual. Specific diseases or physical harm can be a result of certain combinations in horoscope chart.
In the concept of Kala Purusha (Cosmic Man) in Vedic Astrology, the 12 houses (zodiacs) represent 12 different parts of human body. When an astrologer knows and applies the concept of Kala Purusha, while reading a horoscope, he can make predictions on the individual’s health and possible ailments. The following chart explains the concept of Kala Purusha – the 12 zodiacs and the parts of body they represent.
|Rashi||Zodiac Signs||Dependent Body Part|
|Mithuna||Gemini||Shoulders and Hands|
|Simha||Leo||Stomach and Abdomen|
|Tula||Libra||Lower abdomen and Spinal region|
|Vrischika||Scorpio||Genitals and Kidney|
These 12 zodiacs also suggest specific diseases which are dependent on the planetary orientations. When a malefic planet traverse through a zodiac, it is possible for the individual to suffer from disease or ill health which the house suggests. Upon reading a horoscope, if a planet is found to be in Mesha house (Aries) then that planet can be linked to the individual’s ‘head’. In such a case, if the planet proves non-benefic, the astrologer could say that the individual is prone to diseases/problems concerning head. Similarly, if a malefic planet is positioned at Simha house (Leo) then the individual would suffer from heart problems.
Following are the list of possible diseases or health problems, each zodiac suggest.
Mesha (Aries) – Headache, Body pain, Dizziness, Diseases affecting brain, Insomnia, Abdominal and urinary problems, Pyrophobia, Ulcers, Injuries to head etc.
Mars positioned at Mesha (own house) will be beneficial to the individual and the possibilities for the mentioned diseases will be less.
Vrisha (Taurus) – Throat diseases, Diseases affecting brain, Diseases affecting speech, Apoplexy, Sexual diseases, Irregular menstruation, Piles, Constipation etc.
Venus positioned at Vrisha (own house) will be beneficial and the possibilities for the mentioned diseases will be less.
Mithuna (Gemini) – Breathing difficulties, Asthma, Dry cough, Pneumonia, Tuberculosis, Bronchitis, Problems concerning arteries, Problems affecting hands etc.
Mercury positioned at Mithuna (own house) will be beneficial and the possibilities for the diseases will be less.
Karka (Cancer) – Abdominal diseases, Acidity and other digestive problems, Jaundice, Hiccups, Cough, Depression, Psychological problems etc.
Moon at Karka (own house) will be beneficial and the possibilities for the diseases will be less.
Simha (Leo) – Palpitation and other heart problems, Paralysis and coma, Problems to vertebrae, Stooped back, Anaemia, Albinism etc.
Sun at Simha (own house) will be beneficial and the possibilities for the diseases will be less.
Kanya (Virgo) – Worm infestations, Diarrhea, Typhoid, Appendicitis, Fistula, Malnutrition etc.
Mercury at Kanya (own house) will be beneficial and the possibilities for the diseases will be less.
Thula (Libra) – Kidney stone, Urinary hesitancy and other urinary problems, Uterine diseases, Hernia etc.
Venus at Thula (own house) will be beneficial and the possibilities for the diseases will be less.
Vrichika (Scorpio) – Diseases affecting genitals, Sexual problems, Prostate diseases, Menstrual disorder, Piles, Fistula, Kidney stone etc.
Mars at Vrichika (own house) will be beneficial and the possibilities for the diseases will be less.
Dhanu (Sagittarius) – Problems or diseases affecting vertebrae and disc, Problems or diseases affecting thighs etc.
Jupiter at Dhanu (own house) will be beneficial and the possibilities for the diseases will be less.
Makara (Capricorn) – Problems concerning knee and patella, Injuries or sores in leg fingers, Arthritis, Apathy, Anxiety, Digestive problems, Leprosy, Albinism and other skin diseases etc.
Saturn at Makara (own house) will be beneficial and the possibilities for the diseases will be less.
Kumbha (Aquarius) – Varicose vein, Injuries or diseases affecting calves and ankles etc.
Saturn at Kumbha (own house) will be beneficial and the possibilities for the diseases will be less.
Meena (Pisces) – Injuries or diseases affecting knees and feet, Deformity or surgical cases in feet, problems due to intoxication etc.
Jupiter at Makara (own house) will be beneficial and the possibilities for the diseases will be less.
Planets play a crucial role in determining or predicting the diseases. In Vedic Astrology the word ‘Greha’ (planet) means ‘celestial phenomena influencing the terrestrial events’. Accordingly, any celestial phenomena which affect the life, thoughts, health and feelings of humans can be considered as a planet. Each planet is regarded as a set of norms affecting the life and behavior of individuals. When these Greha (planets) and other cosmic energy centres traverse along the space, the norms which they represent reflect on the individuals’ lives. Astrology, through a set of principles, answers how and when these cosmic phenomena affect the life of humans and horoscope is the tool that explains the inter-relation of an individual with cosmic forces. Using horoscope as the base, an astrologer can predict how and when the norms relevant to the planets happen in individual’s life.
Among the four components of horoscope – Rasi (Houses), Greha (Planets), Bhava and Nakshatra (Stars), planets have the most important role in determining the diseases befalling the individual. These planets, while traversing through space works in synergy with rasis, bhavas and stars, and inflict specific diseases or health issues at specific times. Having a prior understanding of these possible ailments, helps the individual in taking preventive measures. The person can have timely consultation with the doctor or take remedies recommended in astrology.