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Astrology of diseases (Medical Astrology )






Planets and diseases .



Planets and Diseases

Different planets have jurisdiction over different parts of our body and also have certain inherent tendency to produce some typical diseases. Let's see the details.




Weak Eyesight, headaches, disturbances in blood circulation, affecting the strength of bones, baldness, palpitation, hyper-irritability, fever, and all troubled caused by Pitta.


The planets are also associated with certain portions and functions within the body: They are heart, spine, and general vitality.


The Sun is the life giver to our physical bodies and controls the prana or life force. The placement of the Sun is very important for overall health as it governs entire constitution of the body. No number of words can express the Sun's importance in bodily functioning. It specifically rules the heart, eyes, upper back and spine, aorta and blood circulation.

 Sun indicates eye problems, heart problems, high fevers, deprived digestion, mental tensions etc.



Mental aberration, menstrual disorders, skin diseases, anemia’s, nervousness, effusions - sometimes serious nature, uterus problems, dropsy, tuberculosis etc.,

 Body parts, function and diseases governed Moon:


Lethargy, sleepiness, indolence, diseases arising from excited kapha (Phelgm), dysentery, fevers arising from acute cold, boils, taste-lessness and indigestion, jaundice, mental debility, illness from impurity of blood, accidents in water, attacks by animals with horns and by aquatic creatures.

Moon has effect on lungs. Weak moon will give diseases related to lungs, nervous disorders, sulkiness, depression, weak eyesight, emotional disorders. Bad and horror dreams have been noticed when there is malefic effect on moon.

Body parts and function governed by it are the breasts, stomach, alimentary canal, lower ribs, womb, menstrual cycle and lymphatic system.

  • Moon has effect on lungs. Weak moon will give diseases related to lungs, nervous disorders, sulkiness, depression, weak eyesight, emotional disorders. Bad and horror dreams have been noticed when there is malefic effect on moon.


Loss of control on blood resulting in BP, tissue breakages, fevers, burns, mental aberrations, timidity when in debilitation or in inimical houses, wounds, irritability, eruptions, epilepsy, tumers etc.,

 Mars is a violent planet and appears red in colour. Malefic effect on Mars denotes accidents, surgery, injury, blood disorders, acidity, acne, ulcers, smoking habits, boils, aggressive behaviour etc.

Mars rules our sexuality and sexual energy, and governs weapons, accidents and surgery (the last two illustrating the yin and yang nature of this planet). In the end, however, the energy of Mars can be quite useful if used properly.



Mental disturbances, nerve disorders, strung nerves, breakdown, neuronal, leucoderma, excessive sweating, vertigo, impotence, deafness, sensitiveness and allergy etc.,


Body parts, function and diseases governed Mercury:

Mercury rules the nervous system, and as such its placement in a natal chart indicates all mental and nerve related problems nervousness, tension and the inability to relax. The messenger of the gods, it is also the messenger of the nervous system, relaying split second commands throughout the body. Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo, all the diseases governed by these two signs are automatically governed by Mercury. It rules all the tubing in the body, the channels through which blood, hormones, enzymes and oxygen move. Mercury partially rule the hormones dispensed by the glands in the body. Mercury is involved with the splitting up action and the pancreatic breakdown of sugar into glucose the amount of hydrochloric acid (HCI) in the stomach. This malfunction causes all digestion related problems such as colitis, flatulence, heartburn, diarrhea etc. Mercury is also closely associated with the thyroid, along with its co ruler Taurus. Mercury also rules the Thiamine or vitamin B-1.



Jaundice, diseases of liver, vertigo, laziness, chronicity of any disease, diseases in gall bladder, general lassitude, idiosyncrasies, anemia’s, sleeping sickness and anything caused by excessive fats, diabetes

  • Jupiter indicates obesity, baldness, oedema, liver problems, diabetes, tumours, lack of concentration etc.
Body parts, function and diseases governed Jupiter:

Jupiter rules growth and expansion and in medical terms Jupiterian expansion means overeating and lack of control. Jupiter also indicate swelling, abnormal expansion or too much of something. This inculdes all types of tumer. Jupiter has dominion over the liver and all diseases related with it including cirrhosis and hepatitis. Jupiter also rules the fats of the body, their process of breaking down through enzyme reaction and their proper utilization. It rules the hip and thigh region, gout and rheumatism, sugar problems. Jupiter rules Vitamins B-6, biotin, cholin, inositol, pangamic acid, chromium, manganese and zinc.





Diseases in uterus, genital organs, sensitiveness, carbuncles, diabetes, stricture urethra, stones in bladder or kidneys, parotitys euphoria, lachrymal troubles, cataract and weakness of sexual organs etc.,



Venus play a part in diseases of the blood. Venus is also valuable in circulatory ailments, such as phlebitis, embolisms, thrombosis and dilation of the vessels of the arterial and venous systems and it keeps the body supplied with a pure source of oxygen. Venus also governs slack muscle tone in the body. Mars represents tight, healthy muscles, whereas Venus, its opposite, indicates a potential lack of tone or tightness, soft or weakened muscles. All the disease related to throats and neck like vocal cords, tonsillitis, diphtheria, laryngitis, swelling in the neck, mumps, and thrush or fungus infection of the mouth or throat. It governs thyroid related problems, various diseases of the kidney, as well as skin ailments, Sugar or diabetes, urine and semen related problems. There can be a tendency to overeat or eat rich foods, with afflicted Venus that put on weight and edema of the hands and feet or an inability to lose weight.

  • Venus is connected with the reproductive organs and sexual life. Other diseases covered by Venus relates to kidneys, lack of sexual desire, infertility and impotence. In ladies, menstrual irregularity, miscarriage, ladies related problems, yeast etc.


Paralysis, Insanity, chronicity of diseases, cancer and other tumers, diseases on joints, elephantiasis, idiocy and glandular diseases, nerve breakdowns etc.,

  • Saturn itself is considered a planet of diseases, sorrows and old age. Rheumatic pains, nervous disorders, arthritis, bones problems, fractures, paralysis, osteoporosis, sever depression and old age related diseases etc. are the indicator of malefic Saturn.


Hiccough, slowness of action, clumsiness, intestinal diseases, insanity, ulcers, leprosy, general debility, boils, eclampsia, varicose veins, disease of spleen and adrenal s etc.,


Body parts, function and diseases governed Rahu and Ketu:

Epidemics, insanity, skin diseases, poisoning of all types.




Intestinal worms, equidemics, erruptive fevers, low blood pressure as against Mars who causes high blood pressure, deafness, defective speech. Ketu also produces high BP also with certain combinations.


The above are only a few of the diseases caused by planets. Many other specific diseases are caused by the combination of different planets.

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