CANCER as everyone knows, is another name of death. On the basis of our experience of the last 45 years, we maintain that cancer can be cured through proper diagnosis. In a number of cases, we were able to identify the possibility of cancer successfully, much earlier than its occurrence. The natives, who were suffering from cancer, were completely cured after taking recourse to proper preventive, remedial and corrective spiritual measures. Rahu and Ketu point to cancer. One is likely to suffer from cancer if Mars and Mercury, if afflicted, are in or own the 6th, 8th or 12th house.
Generally, it is believed that cancer is a death inviting disease. However, astrological diagnosis if made much before its occurrence makes cure almost certain. Medical and remedial measures make this possible.
The following planetary configurations give rise to cancer:-
1)The affliction of the 6th, 8th and/or 12th house, their lords and occupants.
2)The main significators of cancer are Rahu, Mars, Mercury and Saturn. Rahu is the poison of cancer, whereas Mars gives rise to tumor, cyst, boils, wounds, cuts, operation etc. Mercury multiplies the cells of cancer, if afflicted and Saturn makes it chronic and incurable.
3)Rahu, Mars, Mercury and Saturn are connected with the Dustanas and watery signs or aspect each other or the lords of Dustanas.
4)Gemini and Virgo have much to do with cancer, if these signs are occupied by Mars, Mercury or Saturn identical with Dustanas.
5)Jupiter also plays a vital role in causing as well as preventing cancer. If Jupiter is unafflicted and is placed in an angle or trine and is not aspected by malefic Mars or Mercury or if Jupiter aspects the Ascendant, the 9th or 5th house it will protect the native, if he is suffering from cancer. However, if Jupiter is in the 6th or the 8th or aspects these houses under affliction by Mars, Saturn, Rahu or Mercury, one is likely to suffer from incurable cancer.
6)For all practical purposes, Rahu shows the malignancy of cancer and his position must be properly analyzed. The aspect of Rahu on the 5th, 7th and 9th should also be taken into consideration. The aspect or placement of Rahu in the 6th, 8th, 12th houses or its association with the lord of the 2nd and 7th houses gives rise to cancer.
7)Earthy and watery signs are more responsible for cancer as compared to airy and fiery signs. Scorpio and Virgo also have much to do with cancer.
8)Cancer is a sign which indicates cancer disease also. The planets placed in cancer sign or the position of its lord Moon must be analyzed thoroughly.
9)All the twelve signs of the Zodiac indicate various types of cancer.
10)All the 27 constellations of the Zodiac signify different types of cancer.
Mercury, both in his exalted or debilitated position, is equally prominent in causing cancer. Mercury multiplies the unsystematic growth of cancer cells. Jupiter signifies and helps in spreading fast cancer. Jupiter in Venus or Gemini is generally adverse. Jupiter rules growth. If Jupiter is well fortified and is in own or exalted sign or in a friendly sign without any affliction, the patient can be saved by treatment and remedial measures. Jupiter’s occupation of the sign of energy, creates abnormal malignant growth. This point is to be particularly noted. Rahu and Ketu are the poison of cancer. Mars comes next to Rahu and Ketu. Saturn rules over the nervous systems and the affliction of Saturn may accelerate the onset of cancer. If these planetary combinations are not connected with Dustanas or Maraka houses, there is no fear of cancer. The disease becomes incurable and may even cause death, if the 8th house is not taken case of. The Navamsa and Nakshatra of each planet must also be taken into consideration.
Cancer Sites and Configurations
Throat cancer: Hoarseness and pain in swallowing – the 3rd house and its lord are to be considered additionally.
Lung cancer – Excessive cough, mucoid, blood tinged or rust speckled sputum – 4th house, the Sun and Saturn afflicted lung cancer.
Excessive smoking, chewing betel leaves, betel nuts etc., are promoted by the Ascendant lord in the company of malefics and which habits may lead to lung affliction.
Colon and Rectum – Change in bowel habits, blood in stools and discomfort in bowel movement – Normally Mercury causes most anal diseases. Mercury afflicted in Scorpio along with Rahu and Mars-Mercury in Aries in Scorpio as the Ascendant lord.
Stomach cancer – Vague and non-specific decline in health and loss of appetite or distaste for food, especially meat – Jupiter and the lord of the 5th house, in addition to what is stated earlier.
Skin cancer – Appearance of a small lump or scaling area and enlargement or change in the appearance of a mole – Mercury’s affliction in the Ascendant or the 12th house.
Breast Cancer – Irregularity in breast contour, lump, bloody nipple discharge, etc. This is more common in females (than in males), that too among those who are above 50. Menopause is normally a must at the time and women’s menses should have ceased permanently – The 3rd and the 4th houses and- their lords.
Bladder, Kidney, Prostate – Blood urine (often smoky) and frequent or painful urination, involvement of watery signs i.e., Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces (there are of course various opinions on watery signs are), the Moon, Venus and the 8th lord. If one of the three Rasis is not involved or is not afflicted, then chances of occurrence of kidney cancer are remote.
Uterus – Spotting of blood between menstrual periods, during menopause or after menopause – Involvement of Scorpio, the weak Moon and Rahu related to the 5th or the 7th (here trinal Rahu is an exception).
Leukemia – Blood – Watery signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, Moon and Mars as Karaka or natural significator of cancer.
Liver – Also includes pancreas and gall-bladder as they are connected with functions of the liver – The 5th house and 5th lord and Leo sign on the 5th, 6th or 7th house and their lords. The Sun is Karaka here.
Possibility of Occurence
The following combinations indicate the possibility of cancer occurring. The strong role of the Nodal axis may also be noted in this regard.
1) The Ascendant lord in the 5th or 6th with many malefics with Saturn or Rahu or Ketu in Leo or Virgo and Karaka Sun afflicted – stomach cancer.
2) Saturn in the 5th with 6th lord aspected by Mars, the Ascendant lord and Sun also afflicted with affliction to Leo or Virgo.
3) Rahu or Ketu in the Ascendant with malefic 6th lord or in the 8th and 6th afflicted.
4) Sun in the Ascendant or as Navamsa lord and waning Moon, Mercury and Rahu in Leo.
5)The 6th house and the Ascendant or Ascendant lord afflicted by conjunction or aspect of Mars or Rahu or Ketu with affliction to the Sun or Leo or Virgo.
6) Mars in his own sign in the 5th and the Ascendant lord in the 6th.
7) Ketu in the 6th with the Ascendant lord and the Sun.
8) The Moon afflicted by three malefic planets (Saturn, Mars, Rahu or Ketu) in any house.
9) Mars and Saturn together in the 6th,7th, 8th or 12th from the Ascendant.
10)Mars in a. fixed sign in the 6th from the Ascendant. V
11)The Ascendant afflicted and Venus, Mercury and Saturn in the 4th from the Ascendant.
12)Conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and Ketu in any sign.
13)Conjunction of the Moon, Ketu and Mars or the Moon, Ketu and Saturn or the Moon, Rahu and Saturn.
Mars and Saturn are in the 4th and 14)aspected by the Sun and Rahu.
15)Mars joins 6th lord and is in the 1st, 6th, 7th or 10th from the Ascendant.
16)Evil relationship between Jupiter and Saturn.
Planets and the Site of Cancer
(a) Sun – Stomach and intestine, Heart, spleen, nerves inside the brains.
(b) Moon – Blood, breast, lungs, food pipes, uterus, ovaries, alimentary canal, sympathetic nerve system, lymph.
(c) Mars -Blood, bone marrow, vagina and uterus, genitals, left cerebrum, muscle, rectum.
(d) Mercury – Nose, nervous system, mouth, tongue, naval, ribs, Nerves, bronchial tubes, thyroid glands, right cerebrum, cerebral spinal system, sensory nerves, ears, sight, tongue, sense perception.
(e) Jupiter – Ears, liver, thigh, tongue, liver, renals, fibrin, fat deposits, arterial circulation, throat, kidney, thymus gland, venous circulation, gall bladder, vagus nerve, teeth, skin, joints, ligaments.
(f) Saturn – Legs, teeth, joints, hands bones and the region about there.
(g) Rahu – Skin, lips.
(h) Ketu – Teeth, bones
(j) Uranus – Eyes, pituitary glands.
(i) Neptune – Pineal gland, Spinal canal, nerve fibre, etc.
Common Sites of Cancer
Stomach – The lord of the 6th house is usually in conjunction with a malefic or receives evil aspect from a malefic. Alternately, the 6th lord himself would be a malefic in the 12th and the 6th is tenanted by a malefic. The Sun is the planet mostly afflicted. The Rahu-Ketu axis is usually seen across in the Ascendant and the 7th house.
Colon and Rectum – The Sun, Mars and Ketu need to be studied carefully. The 6th and the 8th houses and correspondingly Virgo and Scorpio signs would feature in these cancers.
Bladder – This kind cancer occurs three times more frequently in men than in women. Cancer of the bladder makes itself known first by a change in bladder habits or by blood in the urine. Long before blood appears in urine, planetary positions in the horoscopes would give an indication of the imminent danger. The Sun, Mercury and Mars, sign Virgo, the 6th house and its lord need to be examined carefully. Usually the Sun and Mercury together with lord of the 6th house severely afflicted by Mars and Saturn and as usual in Rahu-Ketu axis.
Uterus – The 6th house and sign Virgo are connected with Mars and Venus .
Breast – Astrologically, the 4th and the 10th houses govern the breasts, the 4th right side and the 10th, the left. The Moon generally governs the breast while glands come under the jurisdiction of Mars. It means that if the 4th and the 10th houses, their lords, the Moon and Mars are all afflicted and to add to that if Rahu-Ketu axis is also afflicting these planetary positions then there is likelihood of breast cancer.
Blood – Leukemia is a cancer of the blood forming organs, principally bone marrow. The Moon and Mars, the 4th, the 8th and the 12th houses and their, lords are to be studied closely. If all these are afflicted then leukemia is a certainty. As stated earlier the Sun is the planet for all unrestrained growths and as such should have prime consideration in cancer cases.
Liver -The 5th house and lord of that house need to be afflicted.
Lungs – Jupiter and the Moon are the planets which require most careful consideration. Besides the 4th and the 6th houses and their lords, signs Gemini, Cancer, Virgo and Sagittarius are closely involved when lungs are considered. Most of the afflictions are in these signs. It is commonly seen that in cases of lung cancer common signs are in the 6th house and or watery signs in the 8th houses.
There is still considerable scope to further narrow down the field of study and finally trace the exact degree of the Zodiac which activates the cancerous growth in certain parts of the human body. Carter is of the opinion that the 25th degree of Virgo-Pisces (Sayana system) is a common area of affliction as that degree seems to be connected with swollen conditions generally, tumors and growths.
The star Labrum is situated at 25° 35′ corresponding to Nirayana 2° 5′. This is a star of the 4th grade and partakes qualities of Venus and Mercury. It is already seen that these planets are commonly afflicted in this disease. There is another star near about the above degree. It is of Zavijaya and is located at 26° 2′ (corresponding to Nirayana 2° 32′). This faint yellowish star is predominantly of Mars-Mercury characteristics and is said to be involved in cases of diabetes, especially if planets are afflicted around this degree and are in the 6th from the Moon.
Karakas for Medical Conditions
Sun – Diseases of the head and eye, bile,T.B., epilepsy, heart disease, skin disease.
Moon – Diseases of the eyes, stomach, intestines, face and mind, mental disease, phlegm, cold, asthma, T.B.
Mars – Sores, ulcers, leprosy, epilepsy, diseases of blood and neck.
Mercury – Diseases of the liver, navel and surrounding area, brain disorders, skin diseases, coma, nervous disorders.
Jupiter – Diseases of ear, neck, nose and heart, asthma, phlegm, T.B., veneral disease.
Venus – Diseases of eye, veneral disease, piles, disease of genitals.
Saturn – Disease of leg, lameness, loss of consciousness, giddiness, insanity, rheumatism.
Rahu and Ketu – Diseases due to intake of poison, those caused by worms, bacteria and bacilli of the stomach, insanity, cancer, epilepsy, heart diseases.
Courtesy: Modern Astrology(T.Prakash Trivedi and Mridula Trivedi)