Medical Astrology is a very useful branch of astrology. It tells us a lot about a person’s health. At times it may even help medical specialists in proper diagnosis of a person’s medical problem. Medical Astrology also helps us in timing the period of illness, its severity and outcome of disease. Diabetes is a wide spread disease these days. It is mainly of two types. Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetes Insipidus. Both types of diabetes are diseases of endocrine system of the body. Diabetes Mellitus is caused by deficiency of a hormone called insulin whereas Diabetes Insipidus is caused by deficiency of a hormone called vasopressin. In this article we shall discuss about diabetes mellitus only.
Diabetes Mellitus is a disease of glucose metabolism in the body. The body derives energy mainly from glucose. In diabetes, there is excess glucose in the body but it can not be utilised due to deficiency of a hormone called insulin. This hormone is produced by pancreas and it helps the body to utilise the glucose. If there is deficiency of insulin, the glucose level increases in the body. It produces complications which virtually affect all parts of body.
Astrology classics have not given specific combinations for diabetes. But many hints about physical sufferings and chronic disease given in classics may apply to charts of natives suffering from both types of diabetes. Lagna/ Lagna lord, Sun and Moon are generally afflicted with malefics and are in adverse houses e.g in sixth, eighth or twelfth houses. A Paapa-Kartari yoga around the Sun and the Moon does not promote good health or even good morals. When the lagna lord joins one or more of trika lords and is placed in any of these houses, the health of the native suffers. It is well established and important principle of medical astrology that the intensity of suffering increases directly as the afflicting influences multiply. One or more of the combinations of “नित्य रोगी योग या दीर्घकालिक रोग योग” given in shloka 54 to 56 &58 of Ashtamvivek of Jataktatvam are applicable to natives suffering from diabetes. These are reproduced for ready-reference of the readers. “पापयुक्त अथवा पापदृष्ट शनि द्वादशभाव अथवा त्रिकोणस्थ हो तो जातक व्याधियों से व्यथित होता है (54) अष्टमभावाधिपति यदि त्रिकस्थ हो तो जातक नित्यरोगी होता है (55) एकादशेश यदिषष्टभावगत हो तो जातक अनेकानेक रोगों से युक्त होता है (56) मंगल और शनि षष्टभाव में यदि सूर्य और राहु से दृष्ट हों,लग्नेश निर्बल हो तो जातक दीर्घकालिक रोग से पीड़ित होता है(58)” Some combinations of प्रमेह रोग given in astrology classics are also applicable to some charts of natives suffering from diabetes.
Liver is the organ which is concerned with metabolism of glucose. Liver and pancreas are located in the upper part of stomach which is in jurisdiction of fifth house. Jupiter is significator for the liver and a part of pancreas. Venus is also significator for the remaining part of pancreas. Hormonal system of the body is also ruled by Venus. Hence astrologically fifth house/fifth lord, sixth house/sixth lord ,Venus and Jupiter are involved in cases of diabetes. Sixth house is the main house of diseases. In cases of liver diseases also these factors will come into picture except Venus. In cases of type-1 diabetes fifth house/ fifth lord, Venus and Mars have been found severally afflicted. It becomes almost certain when afflictions come from Rahu. In medical research it has been found that type-1 diabetes can also be transmitted from one person to another through bone marrow transplantation if donor is suffering from type-1 diabetes. Medical experiments have also shown that insulin production could also be induced by transplantation of healthy bone-marrow in patients suffering from type-1 diabetes. It seems that a defective bone-marrow is connected to diabetes. In astrology Mars represents bone-marrow or majja. Hence role of Mars is also very significant in type-1 diabetes.
It has been found that following astrological combinations may give diabetes mellitus:-
1.Combust Jupiter in Rahu-Ketu axis
2.Saturn and Rahu afflict Jupiter
3. Venus in sixth house and Jupiter in twelfth house.
4 Jupiter debilitated or placed in trik houses. Any malefic relation with such Jupiter will aggravate the disease.(Sixth, Eighth and Twelfth houses are trik houses)
5. Lord of fifth house in conjunction with any trik house/trik lord
6.Jupiter retrograde is afflicted in trik house.
7. When the lord of sixth house is in twelfth house and lord of twelfth house has an association with Jupiter.
8. Any affliction to Jupiter especially in fifth house may cause diabetes. Even a mere combination of Jupiter and Saturn occurring in the fifth house may cause this disease. Aspect of Saturn and Rahu on Jupiter is also bad.
9. When lords of sixth house and twelfth house are interchanging signs.
10. A strong malefic in Lagna or eighth house and Venus & Jupiter or Moon & Jupiter weak.
11.When Venus in eighth house is aspected by malefic planets.
12. Jupiter in any of the Saturn’s house and aspected by inauspicious planets.
13. Rahu is associated with Saturn in eighth house or any trika house.
14.Mars, Saturn, Rahu or Ketu in a trika house which happens to be a watery sign.
15. Jupiter in Rahu’s Nakshatra and also aspected by Rahu.
16. Jupiter in eighth house aspected by Saturn.
17.When Ascendant and Jupiter both are aspected by malefic planets.
18.When Sun is in the ascendant and Mars is in the sixth house.
19. When Mars afflicts Venus.
20. Venus or Moon afflicted by Sun/Mars in a watery sign.
21. Venus and Jupiter afflicted by malefic and a malefic planet in the ascendant or in eighth house. Moon and Jupiter are afflicted by a malefic and a malefic is sitting in the eighth house.
22. Venus combined with a malefic in the eighth house and also aspected by a malefic.
There can be many more permutations/combinations of the above planetary configurations.
These can be better understood when we analyse the charts of some natives suffering from diabetes. In medical astrology we also examine navamsa, drekkana and dwadashamsha charts in addition to the lagna chart. Let us examine some charts in light of what has been stated above.
This chart is in respect of a person aged about fifty years who is suffering from diabetes when he was hardly about twenty years old.
In D-1 Jupiter is debilitated in second house. Rahu-Ketu axis is in lagna. Saturn also aspects lagna .There is 9th aspect of Ketu on the next house. Hence lagna/ lagna lord have effects of malefics. Fifth house has MarsR in its own house. It has aspect of Sun and Rahu. In addition to being retrograde it is in nakshatra of Ketu. Hence fifth house/fifth lord has also PAC with malefics. Jupiter is debilitated. Venus as sixth lord in12th house is aspected by MarsR and is hemmed in between malefics.
In D-9 Lagna is aspected by SatR and Sun. It is occupied by 12th lord Mercury. Ninth aspect of Ketu is also there on lagna. Lagna lord Moon is aspected by Saturn and Ketu. Fifth house is in Rahu-Ketu axis. It has aspect of malefics on either side. Fifth lord is also in Rahu-Ketu axis. Jupiter is in tenth house. It has aspect of Saturn and Ketu on one side and Rahu and Mars on other side. Venus has aspect of Saturn and Ketu. Hence Lagna/lagna lord, fifth house/fifth lord ,sixth house/sixth lord(sixth house has aspect of MarsR) Jupiter and Venus all are afflicted which made him suffer from diabetes.
In D-3 lagna is occupied by its own lord MarsR and is aspected by Rahu and SatR. SatR-MarsR opposition along 1/7 axis is also bad for health. Fifth house is aspected by its own lord Sun but it has ninth aspect of Rahu also. Fifth lord Sun has ninth aspect of Ketu. Third and sixth lord Mercury is in eighth house. Jupiter is not only in papkartari yoga but is also aspected by sixth lord Mercury. Venus is aspected by Mars.
In D-12 Lagna is aspected by SatR and Venus. Venus is a maraca planet for aries lagna. Lagna lord MarsR has fifth aspect of Rahu and is also aspected by sixth lord Mercury. Fifth house is in Rahu-Ketu axis. Fifth lord is in12th house.It has Rahu on one side and aspect of SatR on other side. Venus is in its own house but is conjunct SatR and has ninth aspect of Rahu.
Hence we see that all parameters viz Lagna/lagna lord, fifth house/fifth lord, Jupiter and Venus are afflicted in this chart which led to diabetes at an early age.
The native of this chart is suffering from diabetes since Venus-Jupiter period. Among standrad combinations given above we see that as per shloka 55 of Ashtamvivek of Jataktatvam eighth lord in a trika house gives continues health problem(नित्य रोगी ). Eighth lord Moon is in twelfth house. Saturn and Rahu afflict debilitated Jupiter. Rahu -SaturnR in adjacent axis to Jupiter(point 2 above).Mars afflicts Venus(point 19 above).Venus and Moon are in watery sign and they are afflicted by MarsR.(point 20).Papkartari yoga around Sun and Moon or affliction to luminaries by Malefics are not conducive to good health. Sun and Moon both are afflicted by MarsR. Hence all necessary parameters of diabetes are applicable in this chart.
Let us study one more chart of a native suffering from diabetes. This is the chart of a young man who is hardly twenty two years old and is suffering from diabetes for the last about five years since Rahu-Venus period.
In D-1 Lagna Lord Mercury and Jupiter both are in
Rahu-Ketu axis. In addition to being in Rahu-Ketu axis Mercury is combust and Jupiter is retrograde. Fifth house is aspected by JupR and Rahu. Fifth lord Venus is not only in sixth house but is also aspected by SatR which is eighth lord.
In D-9 Lagna Lord Mercury is aspected by satR(+Sun) and JupR. Lagna has ninth aspect of Rahu and is also hemmed in between malefic influences on both sides. SatR-Sun conjunction is aspected by Mars. Fifth house is in Rahu-Ketu axis. Fifth lord Venus which is conjunct JupR has aspect of Rahu .Mars aspected by SatR is present on one side and Ketu is present on other side. Hence there are malefic influences on both sides of Venus+JupR. There is mutual aspect between SatR and Mars. It is also bad for health.
In D-3 Lagna has ninth aspect of Rahu and fifth aspect of JupR. It also has aspect of Mars on one side and SatR on other side. Hence it is hemmed in between malefic influences on either side. Lagna Lord SatR is in eighth house conjunct sixth lord Moon and both are aspected by Mars. Fifth house is in Rahu-Ketu axis. Mars aspected by Sun is also present in the fifth house.Fifth lord Mercury is in inimical sign of Mars in the third house. It is also aspected by Ketu and JupR. JupR is in ninth house. It has fifth aspect of Rahu and is also aspected by eighth lord Mercury. There are malefic influences on its both sides. SatR+Moon aspected by Mars on one side and aspect of Sat on other side. Venus is in sixth house in the sign of sixth lord Moon.It has Rahu+Mars on one side and aspect of Ketu on other side. Hence Venus is also afflicted.
In D-12 Lagna is occupied by third and sixth lord Mercury in inimical sign of Mars.It has aspect of Rahu on one side and aspect of Ketu, JupR and Sat on other side. Lagna is also aspected by Venus who is a maraca planet for Aries ascendant. Lagna lord Mars is in Rahu-Ketu axis. Fifth house is aspected by SatR and fifth lord is in Rahu-Ketu axis. JupR is not only in Rahu-Ketu axis but is also aspected by SatR and Mars.Venus-the significator of hormones is aspected by Mars and sixth lord Mercury.
Hence we see that all parameters viz Lagna/lagna lord, fifth house/fifth lord, Jupiter and Venus are afflicted in this chart which led to diabetes at an early age .
Among standrad combinations given above we see that as per shloka 55 of Ashtamvivek of Jataktatvam eighth lord in a trika house gives continues health problem(नित्य रोगी ). In this chart Saturn is lord of eighth house and is situated 12th house which is a trika house. Shloka 54 of Ashtamvivek of Jataktatvam states that Saturn conjunct a malefic or aspected by a malefic in 12th house or in a trine makes the native suffer from diseases. In this chart Saturn is in 12th house and is aspected by Mars.
As already discussed above Lagna and Lagna Lord are afflicted. Sun is in Rahu-Ketu axis and Moon is hemmed in between malefics and in a trika house. This combination is also bad for health. JupR is conjunct Rahu.It has SatR on one side and aspect of SatR on other side. Point 2 above says that Saturn and Rahu afflict Jupiter in cases of diabetes. Hence point 2 above applies to this chart. As per point 5 above lord of fifth house in conjunction with any trik house/trik lord gives diabetes. In this chart fifth lord Venus is in sixth house and is aspected by eighth lord SatR. Another combination of diabetes occurs when lords of sixth house and twelfth house are interchanging signs.(point 9).In this chart twelfth lord Venus is in sixth house and lord of sixth house and lord of twelfth house both are aspected by SatR from the twelfth house. Jupiter in Rahu’s Nakshatra and also aspected by Rahu (point 15) also gives diabetes. In this chart Jupiter is in Rahu’s nakshatra and is conjunct Rahu.
We have seen that retrograde planets are also involved in both these charts. It should be remembered that retrograde benefics are generally not good for health. Retrograde malefics are worse. Retrograde planets do not give any protection in matters of health even when they are benefics and lord of good houses.
Remedial Measures for diabetes
Some important astrological remedial measures for persons suffering from diabetes are given below:-
1. Recitation of Vishnu Sahasrnaam on every Thursday. Fast should also be observed on every Thursday, if possible. Yellow Grams ,Jaggery and water should be offered to a Banana tree. Sweets should be distributed in a temple. This practice should be continued at least for a year.
2. Meethi Roti should be offered to cows on every Friday. This remedy is very beneficial for the persons having a family history of diabetes. It should be continued throughout the life.
3. Yellow things viz. yellow clothes, yellow food, yellow sapphire etc shold be given to a needy and spiritually inclined Brahmin or to such priest of a temple.
4. White Zircon, Opal, Diamond ,ghee, white clothes or sugar etc. should be given to needy little girls aged not more then nine years preferably at Maa Laxmi’s temple.
All these remedial measures are in addition to good healthy diet ,regular exercise and taking all necessary steps to control weight.
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