Medical Astrology - An Overview
This article is also a sequel to my previous articles on Astrology Ezine Articles - Article submit | Submit articles as I have been receiving mails asking me how we can make use of the strength of houses of a horoscope in determining the health of an individual and the vulnerable parts of his body and what care could be taken to prevent any serious problems with such weak organs. To understand this issue better we should know which organs and diseases are signified by the 12 houses of the horoscope.
The First House : The head and the face are the main parts of the body denoted by the first house. It involves the complexion, cranium, forehead, brain, hair, pituitary glands, etc. If the first house in our natal chart is weak then it results in a sickly constitution, thereby leading to headache, mental tension, paralysis, giddiness, wounds, scars, erratic activity of endocrine glands, derangement, brain fever, stupidity, nose bleeding, etc.
The Second House : Throat and the ears are the main parts of the body signified by the second house. It generally rules the organs like nose, throat, mouth, tongue, teeth and eyes, especially the right one, facial bones, upper neck and its bones, gullet, larynx, cerebellum, trachea, cervical region and cervical bones, tonsils, etc. Implication of poor digestion, disorders of speech, throat, cervical, gums, eyes, teeth, etc., and diseases mainly arising out of a weak venous system shows a weak second house in your natal chart.
The Third House : Shoulders, arms, the collar bone, hands, lungs and the nervous system are the main parts of the body denoted by the third house. The lower neck, shoulders, arms, ears hands, shoulders, collar bones, thyroid gland, respiratory and nervous systems are ruled by the third house. A birth chart showing a weak third house brings problems of respiratory canal, disorders of thyroid, imbalances in the nervous system, depression resulting in partial paralysis, stammering, shoulder pains, fracture in the collar bone region, partial deafness, respiratory diseases, asthma, tuberculosis, etc.
The Fourth House : Digestive organs, stomach and breasts are the organs governed by the fourth house. If the fourth house is weak in your horoscope it results in coronary problems, physical ailments of breast, chest, heart and lungs' disorders, mental disorders, lunacy and the problems connected to the circulatory systems. Affliction of the fourth house by the sign of fire and when aspected by Mars indicates surgery in digestive systems whereas with watery sign affliction, diabetes and diet restrictions are likely.
The Fifth House : The fifth house rules the body parts like heart, upper belly, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen, colon, diaphragm, spine and spinal cord, pregnancy, etc. Diabetes, peptic ulcers, anemia, colic pains, stones in gall bladder, acidity, spinal cord disorders, dyspepsia, diarrhea, pleurisy, heart problems, etc. are implications of weakness of the fifth house. If the 5th house is afflicted with airy sign it leads to mental illness, lunacy etc.
The Sixth House : Diseases related to body parts like waist, navel, lower abdomen, kidneys, small intestine, upper part of large intestine, intestinal function, appendix are mainly due to a weak sixth house in your birth chart. It is related to sickness like appendicitis, poisoning, constipation, hernia, blood urea, psychiatric problems, exhaustion and nervous breakdown. The sixth house afflicted with moon makes a wild tempered person or a lunatic whereas Venus affiliation gives sexual disorders, dysfunction of sex glands and sterility. Similarly when Mercury affiliates the sixth house it gives loss of memory, dull head and idiocy.
The Seventh House : The various body parts ruled and governed by the seventh house are the ovaries, kidneys and lower half of the back, pelvic girdle, lumbar region, bladder, lower part of large intestine, inner sexual organs uterus, cervix, testicles and prostate gland, etc. Thus a horoscope with afflictions in the seventh house results in venereal diseases, arthritis, gout pains, urination problems, impotency, sterilization, renal problems, nervous and psychological problems, sexual disorders, venereal diseases etc.
The Eighth House : The various parts of the body under the control of the eighth house are the sex organs, bladder and the muscular system, scrotum and anus, outer sexual organs, excretory organs, pelvic bones, etc. Saturn posited in the 12th house, with the lord of 8th in the 2nd house premature death is indicated. Health disorders like fissure, impotency, piles, urinary infections, boils, chronic diseases, etc. are due to a weak eighth house.
The Ninth House : The parts of the body ruled by the ninth house are thighs, left leg, thigh bones, bone marrow, hips, hip joints and the arterial system. Therefore a weak ninth house indicates low productivity of blood, thalassemia, leukemia, high fevers, diabetes, rheumatism and troubles in hips and thighs, etc. Fracture of knee joint or knee cap is possible with an afflicted 9th house aspected by Sun.
The Tenth House : The tenth house is involved in governing the body parts like knee and kneecaps, joints and bones. Health related problems like arthritis, broken knees, inflammation of joints, general weakness, skin diseases and allergies, emaciated body, etc. are due to a weak tenth house.
The Eleventh House : The eleventh takes care of the body organs like shanks, ankles, shin bone, right leg, left ear and left arm. Circulatory problems, fracture of the lower portion of legs, pain in legs, problems of low productivity of blood, cancer of leg, etc. generally happens when the birth chart of an individual shows a weak eleventh house.
The Twelfth House : The organs under the control of the twelfth house are left eye, lymphatic system and feet. A weak twelfth house causes sleep disturbances and weakens the immunization power.
These classification of diseases and its attributes to the different houses are only extracts from the old books on this subject and a lot of research need to be done before finalizing on these theories. Unfortunately the usefulness of Astrology in medicine has not been fully understood and warrants in depth study of this subject.
However it is certain that the various houses in Astrology has close relationship with the different parts of the body and a study of the strengths of the houses will help us finding out the weak parts of the body and treatments could be carried out using Ayurveda without causing any side effects as opposed to Allopathic treatments. I would go to the extent that along with the lab reports of patients, the horoscope also should be looked into which would help in diagnosis of diseases and possibly the times during which the manifestations of possible diseases could be identified.
Again the inputs needed are the Date, Time and place of birth of an individual and a horoscope can be charted out detailing out the strength of the houses in a matter of minutes using an Astrology software.
I am giving below an example of the horoscope of a very famous Indian actor who has a lot of health problems and related mental problems.
House Description Strength %
1 Personality, Individuality, Head 32.07
2 Wealth, assets, family, speech, Face 37.84
3 Co-borns, confidants, courage, Hands and Shoulders 19.57
4 Happiness, comforts, pleasures, Heart & Lungs 19.77
5 Children, intelligence, mind, Upper Abdomen 32.88
6 Debts, Diseases, Enemies, Lower Abdomen 24.38
7 Marital Happiness, Small Intestine, Liver 24.99
8 Longevity, Distresses, Colon, Kidneys, Genitals 33.45
9 Luck ,Fortune, Thighs 23.69
10 Career, Profession, Job Satisfaction, Knees 20.61
11 Gains, Returns from Career, Calf and ankles 37.03
12 Wasteful Expenditure, Losses, Feet 30.65
Net strength 28.79
The Grading table is given below to understand how weak a house is:
Less than 35% - Failed, failure becoming more and more as it goes down
35 to 40 - Passed
41 to 45 - Above average
46 to 50 - Third Class
51 to 60 - Second Class
61 to 70 - First Class
71 to 80 - Distinction
81 to 90 - Excellent
Greater than 90 - Outstanding
You can see only two houses have got a Passed grading the 2nd and 11th houses. He has innumerable health problems but he happens to be rich and therefore still living with the help of outstanding professionals of the medical science.
Needless to say Astrology can well be used in the medical science too. Not necessarily all findings in Astrology need be true, but that is true with all sciences like Meteorology, Medical Science, Stock Markets, Geology, Space technology which are beyond the realm of real understanding.
When in doubt, go to Astrology like in rummy when in doubt go the pack.