Lunar Mansions (Nakshatras)
May 9, 2019
There are twelve signs in a horoscope. These twelve signs influence the houses and the planets, sometimes making them stronger, sometimes making them weaker. They also play an important part in determining health. For example, we have discussed the planet Saturn, which indicates incurable diseases. When Saturn is combined with Aries, the first sign, it becomes much more deadly. However, if Saturn is influenced by Libra, the seventh sign, its effects are minimized. There are very stringent laws as to which signs influence which planets. This concept is very important in understanding the complex nature of how planets, houses, and signs influence health.
Jupiter, an important planet of health, is at maximum strength in Cancer, the fourth sign. It is weakest in Capricorn, the tenth sign. Very often, I see people with Jupiter in the first house, which should be a powerful combination for good health, become very sick. The reason behind this is that usually Jupiter becomes weakened by being in the sign of Capricorn. Jupiter represents liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and spleen. When Jupiter is weak, these organs are typically affected. Through Medical Astrology, we can determine the exact time these disorders may occur and develop a preventative plan to support the health
Another example is the planet Virgo, which is sign number 6, weakens the planet Venus. Venus represents diabetes, appendix, and eye diseases. People with this combination will likely develop appendicitis and/or diabetes. We can clearly see the indicated timing of these events and look at preventive measures before they become an issue through examining the planetary influences in the astrological chart.