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A systematic Approach to Medical Astrology: an outline

  ------ © Dr. Satya Prakash Choudhary


The Basics of the chart wrt Medical Astrology


Lagna & lagna lord

8 th house & lord




Marakas: 2>7 (both 12 th from 3 rd & 8 th )

Marakas for different lagans

Cause of death from planets in or aspecting 8 th and/or 3rd




Agni-Someeyam (modus operandi)

Signs: FEAW (fire signs-better resistance, ability to fight; water signs- more prone to illness)

Significations of planets, signs and houses

Sun: vitality, general health

Gandanta: Beginning of fire signs or ending of water signs

Sarpa drekkanas

When is a house strong/protected and when weak/afflicted?

Malefic scissoring

Benefic durudhara of the lagna or lagna lord

Lagnadhi yoga








Adverse dasas

Early dasas

Jupiter-Venus/ Venus-Jupiter dasa

Kalachakra dasa: refer KCD notes

Adverse transits


Marakas for each lagna as per Parasari:


Aries: Venus (lord of 2 and 7)

Taurus: Mars, Moon, Venus, Jupiter

Gemini: Moon

Cancer: Saturn

Leo: Saturn

Virgo: Venus

Libra: Mars

Scorpio: Venus

Sagittarius: Venus, Saturn

Capricorn: Mars, Moon, Jupiter

Aquarius: Sun, Mars, Jupiter

Pisces: Mercury, Saturn


When is a house strong/protected and when weak/afflicted?


House or its lord is strong when:


Lord exalted, in own sign or aspecting own sign


With or aspected by benefics

In the trines or with trinal lords

Protected in vargas too


House is afflicted if:


Occupied by malefics

Aspected by malefics

Owned by an afflicted planet

Afflicted in vargas


A planet (or lord of a house) is afflicted if:

Conjunct malefics

Aspected by malefics

In 6, 8, 12

Weak by combustion or debilitation (esp if not cancelled)

In the signs of natural malefics (check against other factors)

Afflicted in vargas

Eighth house:

Malefics in the 8 th bad except Saturn in the 8 th if not retrograde

Benefics in the 8 th indicate chronicity of illness

8 th lord under benefic influence is good for longevity

Weak 8 th lord is not good for longevity or health

Watch the 8 th house in D-9, and D-3 also


Unafflicted lagna lord in 6 or 8 th

Unafflicted Moon in 6 or 8, esp in the decantes of Jup, Ven or Merc, or daybirth in KP or night birth in SP



Balarishta and arishtas in general

  1. Moon in 6, 8, 12
  • aspected by malefics is worst
  • aspected by benefics is also not great
  • Unaspected Moon is best
  • Unafflicted Moon in 6 or 8, esp in the decantes of Jup, Ven or Merc, or daybirth in KP or night birth in SP is OK


  1. Moon with all malefics in a Kendra
  2. Malefics in rasyanta conjunct Moon in a Kendra
  3. Weak Moon in Lagna or 3H or 8H with malefics
  4. Moon in 1, 7, 8, 12 with malefics (signs Aries, Taurus & Cancer are better)



  1. Eclipse (Sun & Moon on RKA plus Lagna aspected by Saturn & Mars
  2. Retrograde benefics in 6, 8, 12 aspected by malefics is bad
  • Benefics in 6, 8, 12 aspected by malefics is medium


  1. Lagna in gandanta
  2. Lagna lord in the 7 th with malefic within 1 degree and lagna lord having higher degree (defeated in war)
  3. Malefic scissoring of 1 st and 7 th
  4. Too many malefics in the 6 th house
  5. Rahu in a Kendra aspected by malefics
  6. Retrograde Saturn in Aries or Scorpio in the 6 th or 8 th aspected by Mars
  7. Vajra mushti yoga: malefics in eastern half, benefics in western half, esp for cancer and scorpio lagans; watch all watery signs for this
  8. Malefic lagna lord in Moon's navamsa or with moon in D-9 under malefic aspects



  1. Malefics in 1,7, 2, 12 destroy family
  2. Malefics in trines from weak Moon bad for mother


Note: Too many malefic influences cannot be offset just by Jupiter's aspect alone. ( Not enough good karma in prarabdha to merit grace/intervention in this life)




  1. Malefics in 3, 6, 11 (inherent resistance)
  2. Rahu in 3, 6, 11 aspected by benefics (this combination is good for any malefic)
  3. Benefics in Kendras (Jup>Ven>Merc) (100k>10k>k)
  4. Strong lagna lord
  5. Malefics surrounded by benefics (in same sign or durudhara)
  6. Lagnadhi yoga or benefic scissoring of lagna
  7. Strong lagna lord in 3, 11 or Kendra
  8. Full Moon hemmed by benefics (esp aspected by Venus)
  9. Jupiter aspecting or with Mars very good; also good for mothers
  10. Full Moon in own house or exalted, friendly signs aspected by benefics
  11. Jupiter in Kendra or Trikona in own house or exalted
  12. Benefics in trines promote health
  13. Strong 8 th lord
  14. Strong Atmakaraka & Strong Sun





  • Saturn in 8 th
  • Saturn PACE with 8 th lord
  • 8 th lord in 8 th
  • 8 th lord in 11 th with a benefic
  • Combination of Lagna lord and 8 th lord is good for longevity if it occurs under benefic influence.



  • Afflicted 8 th lord in 6 th or 12 th
  • 8 th lord with ketu in lagna
  • Malefic 8 th lord in 11 th
  • Weak and afflicted 8 th lord


Cause of death can be ascertained from the 8 th and 3 rd houses


Factors favoring recovery:


  • Strong lagna and lord
  • Strong 6 th lord and house (ability to fight back, resistance)
  • Subsequent dasa good
  • Jupiter's aspect on dasa lord in D-1 or Transit
  • Favourable transits


Retrograde planets

Retrograde planets in kendras are not good whether malefic or benefic

  1. Even a benefic retrograde lagna lord in lagna is not conducive for health
  2. Retrograde planets transmit their influence by association or aspect too.
  3. If such planets are related to lagna and their dasa runs at birth early trouble, possibly even congenital illness
  4. Retrograde planets involving 8 th or 6 th houses or lords, cause more serious illnesses during their dasa/antar and pose a problem for complete recovery leaving their after affects

Note: Stationary planets work similar to retrogrades but are worse and can cause a 'stilling' of life processes


Watch natural malefics transiting over:

  • Lagna cusp
  • Lagna lord
  • Moon
  • Dasa lords
  • 8 th House
  • Natal degree of a malefic in D-1
  • Weak houses