May 9, 2019
The placement of planets within a birth chart also impacts the evaluation of the astrological reading significantly. Different planets and their position in the sky at the time and location of birth determine different aspects of our health. Astrologically, everything is looked at from a geocentric point of view, that is, the earth being the center. All these planets have an effect on disease processes within the body, influencing when and what type of disease an individual may develop.
There are benefic (beneficial) planet and malefic (detrimental) planets. Benefic planets may protect you from disease, minimize its effects, or minimize side effects of medications. For example, some people tolerate chemotherapy very well, while it may be fatal for others. Astrologically, we can see which category someone falls into before the treatment. A strong Jupiter and Venus, which are benefic planets, situated in the 4th House, which represents potent medications, can protect that individual against side effects. Whereas, a strong Saturn or Rahu, which are malefic planets, situated in the 6th House, which represents poison, would indicate someone who may not tolerate the treatment so well and even perhaps be fatal for that individual.
There are some important planetary indicators in disease. For example, Saturn, which represents incurable, or chronic diseases, is a very important factor. Rahu, which represents cancer, multiplies the effect of Saturn or which ever planet it is with. The combination of Rahu and Saturn is highly indicative of incurable cancer. When I see this in a chart, I recommend the patient get screened for cancer at the time indicated by the birth chart. Astrology can help predict and protect from disease.
Mars is another malefic planet, which is very important in disease. It represents surgery, muscles, and accidents, among many other things. An example is that when Mars is present in the 12th House, which represents hospitals, that could indicate a need for surgery.
It is very important to look at the planetary influences and combinations to predict any disease that may be forthcoming, to prevent disease, and to help determine the best treatment of a future or existing disease.