Title : Using Vedic Astrology for Better health : A Review Author : Addala Bhaskar Jaganm ohanrao Naidu B.E.

(M ining), M Tech (Education ) , B.A. ( Vedang Jyotish ) , M .. A. ( Vedang Jyotish) E m ail : ssjba @ rediffm ail.com Abstract: Vedic Astrology is a powerful tool for finding solution to our health problems. There is separate branch in astrology called Medical astrology, which deals native chart from health point of view. Indian Vedic astrology provides solution to simple physical problems to complex psychological problems of human beings through suitable Mani (Gems), Mantra (Prayer), and Aushadhi ( Aurvedic Medicines) . In ancient time Astrologers have good knowledge of Aurvedic medicines. In ancient text of Garuda Purana , Kurma Purana and Vishnu Purana therapeutic use of Gems is mentioned. This paper examines the role of Vedic Astrology in identification of various diseases and discusses role of Mani ( Gems) In curing disease. Objectives of research paper : 1) Discuss role of Vedic Astrology for disease finding 2) Suggest different rules as per Vedic astrology for proper selection of Suitable Mani (Gems) 3) Examine role of gems in curing diseases.

1) Vedic Astrology Basic Principals 1.1) Division of Universe and Rashi

According to the Bhrusut Parashari hora shatra the whole universe is made of a ‘material’ called Narayana. Out of it, only 1/8th part is perceivable by us and it is called Vasudeva. The rest of Narayana cannot be perceived by ordinary mortals. Each one of us represents microform of Narayana. The entire zodiac is divided into 12 equal parts (each of 30degrees) and each such part is called a rasi (sign).
Vedic Astrology : Division of Universe, Rashis and Body Parts Rashi 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Mesha Vrisha Mithuna Karka Simha Kanya Tula Dhanu Makara Kumbha Meena English name Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Extent in zodiac 0°-30° 30°-60° 60°-90° 90°-120° 120°-150° 150°-180° 180°-210° 210°-240° 240°-270° 270°-300° 300°-330° 330°-360° Body part represented Head Face Upper limbs Heart (Chest) Upper abdomen Waist Lower abdomen and pelvis External genitalia Thighs Knees Legs Feet

Vrischika Scorpio

. These divisions are based on real stars in the sky. 1.2) Meaning of Planet in Vedic Astrology : ASC or Lagna is a very important point in chart and it shows you, self. All the other planets show other people or circumstances that are influencing you. So positions of the nine planets (in their respective signs) around the Lagna at the time of birth of a person, constitutes a rasi Chart. i). Jupiter, the Brihaspati, is the teacher of gods, represents our intelligence and power of discrimination and Judgment. Jupiter is the teacher of gods. All Gods are within us – represents the good qualities in us. ii) Venus, Sukracharya, the teacher of the demons, represents the demonic / Rajas Qualities in us. Venus exists within you – rules enjoyment. The enjoyment is referred to high spirits and not meant to be harmful. As teacher of demons, he keeps the demons under control

shodasa varga chakra is ruled by Moon.e. student. there are so-called Varga chakras or divisional charts that we create for a person in addition to the rasi Chart. Moon represents the mind and shows the mood. iv) Mars is also called “Mahi Sutha” meaning son of Mahi (Earth) and is born from the sweat of Shiva. nishkama karma yoga. career. Sa also shows steadfastness. Mind needs some input from intelligence – which needs an agent to process it and give it to mind. drive and aggression. v) . Without Sa there wouldn’t be any achievement. stands for the initiative. Ma shows the drive to do things. That is why we will see Sa strong in all of saints. austerity etc. physical manifestation) and each of the Varga chakras represents a specific area of our lives e. the rasi chart shows our physical existence and health (i.g. i. Has the same energy as Subrahmanya. vi) Mercury govern the learning ability.iii) Sun shows the soul within you. Moon also represents the shodasa-kalas and the 16th divisional chart . Shakti is manifestation of that energy. but he puts people to work and makes things happen. and in these charts the ASC changes in few minutes. In Vedic astrology. According to maharshis of our tradition. Moon shows the mind –sometimes empty and sometimes full. born to Mo and Tara Devi (w/o Ju). Such as happy or sad – this also referred to mood swings. education.Tara Devi (w/o Ju) is Sthri Shakti is the manifestation or expression of intelligence (intelligence by itself lives in vacuum and means nothing). He is also called Sani or manda planet. Mo (mind) gets the input from Ju (intelligence) through Me (learning ability) Shiva is energy. Ju represents an ideal teacher and Me represents an ideal student. for ) Health related issues as seen from Shashtamsa (D6) and Trimsamsa (D30) ix) As per Vedic Medical Astrology each planet represents a certain part of the body . is born the learning intelligence. Intelligence = Guru. The moon goes through various phases – 16 in total. With this manifestation. Learning ability = Buddha (process information) Mind = Mo (execution of information) vii) Saturn is discipline and hard work.e. Sun is the king of your existence. Now Ju (the intelligence) accepts Me (learning ability) as a son. Ma governs the spirit of energy. that is the learning ability. . Ma shows career. He is the adopted son of Ju but. he forces on them. discipline and the hard work needed is represented by the Saturnian energy. viii). Ma represented by Subrahmanya. Sa is Perceived as a bad planet. Ju did accept TaraDevi and Me as a student. marriage etc. Me now process that intelligence and mind acts on that processed intelligence. For those who don’t work hard.

a. Moon – Blood g. Sun – Bone d. Venus – Semen. Mars – Nerve Marrow c. Jupiter – Fat 2) Model Suggested for analysis of chart for Vedic Medical Astrology We can use Conventional Model of Input – Process – Output 1) Date of Birth 2) Time of birth 3) Place of birth 4) Latitude and Longitude of Birth place 5) Personal inspection of palm of native or Scanned Print of Palm 6) Online Personnel discussion INPUT 1) Read Palm Impressions 2) Prepare Horoscope 3) Check for birth time correction 4) Collection of data from horoscope 5) Analysis of data 6) Preparation of report 1) Detailed analysis report Of chart 2) Suggestion of remedial measures 2a) Mani (Gems) 2b) Suitable Mantra ( Prayer) 2c) Aushadhi (Aurvedic Medicine) PROCESS OUTPUT 3) Explanation of Model . Saturn – Muscle b. Mercury – Skin e. Reproductive organs f.

Narshima Rao recommended it can be downloaded free on internet. If there is a parivartana of the Lagna lord. The lagna or ASC in rashi charts changes in every 2 hours but The ASC changes every 4 minutes in the D-24 and every 6 minutes in the D-20 and every 2 minutes in the D-60.1 ) Prepare the horoscope: using standard software “ Jagganath Horalite ‘’ By Shri P. iii) by machining the known events like date and time of marriage with TP analysis of that year and making correction. . Few marks on palm indicate the type of disease native will suffer in future. The Kunda should be placed in trines (dharma) or in seventh (dwara) from the Rasi Lagna. ii) correction using kunda . that’s why it is very much necessary to It is best to look at the various LA’s and see Which one makes more sense. then a change in results is to be predicted and hence also a change in tattwa is expected.2. Hence for rectification purposes Kunda should be in trines or seventh from Lagna.1) INPUT : Suggests the basic data required for medical astrology Accuracy of input data is very essential.V.2) PROCESS 3. This is also seen to apply when the lagna lord is stronger than the lagna. The biggest advantage of palmistry is that it is free from birth time correction 3. Careful examination of palm and condition of nails can tell much about physical state of health of a native. to cause creation. 3. Applying birth time correction : Birth time correction is the acid test of good astrologer.2. Most of the persons are not sure about there exact time of birth. and that is to be checked and corrected by applying suitable birth time correction method. You should look at the rasi chart and judge from the moon also.2) The different methods are suggested to make birth time correction i) By using Pranapada position in Navamasa D-9 chart : Rule the pranapada PP should be in trine or in Kendra to D-9 natal moon .3.R . In such cases the Kunda should be placed in trines/seventh to the Lord of Lagna. mostly people are not sure about there exact time of birth.

have a thick oily hair. Ve in ASC.2. Somebody has big eyes there will be a strong Venusian influence in the chart.iv) If not sure about date and time both use Nasta Jataka Paddhati to calculate date and time. They are well built. a doctor can easily recognize the weakness of the system and advise the patient all relevant nutritional changes to prevent the . 3. some factors such as love. Palmistry has a major role in prevention of diseases. Etc. and the subconscious mind. d) e) Psychological ailments can be easily recognized by the study of the palm. fat and stocky. and the emotions that are beyond the pale of empirical sciences. Besides. Ju or Ve associated with ASC then the individuals have a lot of Kaffa in their body. However. now. There are some general guidelines with each ASC. b) It provides information about hidden diseases which remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed by doctors. People who are very emaciated have a strong vatta. With its help and knowledge. and one can prevent them early.3 ) Using Medical Palmistry Palmistry is a branch of Astrology. i) The benefits of Medical Palmistry are as follows: Medical Palmistry not only helps diagnosing diseases but also helps one to know about the patient's temperament. a) It provides an early warning for forthcoming diseases. it is a very powerful tool to make correction V ) Birth correction using physical appearance People with Ar ASC usually have a round face – almost like a circle. from the medical point of view. Palmistry has emerged as a science in its own right that has helped doctors and patients alike in diagnosing difficult diseases. c) It helps in the prognosis of diseases where doctors are unsure about it. owning the ASC. can easily be recognized by the knowledge of Palmistry. libido. which was up until now looked upon as knowledge related to fortune telling handed down by our ancestors from generation to generation. his/her constitution.

g) It is free from birth time correction which most of the horoscope do have.beneath Apollo finger may indicate calcium imbalance n) Star On Line .Islands On Heart Line: beneath Saturn may indicate hearing defects.Nervous tension and lung problems. c) Fire Hand .Accidents and heart problems d) Water Hand . b) Air Hand .Pineal gland j) Ring Finger . ii) Important points regarding Medical Palmistry a) Earth Hand .Blood pressure k) Little Finger .star on heart line may indicate heart problems o) Diamond: a diamond attached to lifeline may indicate gynecological problems p) Tussling: tussling of head or life line may indicate energy problems q) Fingernails Speckles: imbalance of zinc r) Vertical Ridges: intestinal problems s) Horizontal Ridges: trauma t) Wrap Around: respiratory problems u) Fan Shaped: need to relax . well padded palms denote a robust constitution. m) Laddered Heart Line . accident and hospitalization can be avoided by guiding the person properly in the nascent stage.Allergies. h) Forefinger . f) Serious illnesses.Thyroid l) Health Markings . f) Thin Palms .Thick. nervous system and psychological problems.Short dashes may indicate stress. fragile hands indicate a fragile constitution g) Markings On The Fingertips . while short vertical lines may indicate hormonal problems. e) Thick Palm .Pituitary gland i) Middle Finger .disease from becoming severe.Susceptible to bowel or intestine problems.Thin.

These falls under the purview of the fifth house and its lord. or the invisible and ostensibly caused due to unknown reasons. Would include inherited. ii) Agantuka (Acquired) This type of disease can also be categorised further into two broad areas. First the drishta. namely relating to the physical body or the shareera. Second are the diseases affecting the mind or the chitta. Moon and the eighth house and lord of the natal chart.2.2. or that which is visible and due to known causes. The badhak house and lord take charge here. disease may be classified into the following two categories: i) Nija or due to self. i) Nija (Self) This type of disease can again be classified into two broad areas. The eighth house and the eighth lord of the natal horoscope govern these. Problems related to evil spirits and like would also fall here.3. First the physical type.5) Meaning of Planets In Vedic Medical Astrology The planets as under govern the main systems in the human body . Next is the adrishta. ii) Agantuka or acquired. The sixth house and lord and the shadripu are responsible here. 3.4) Disease according to Vedic Astrology Astrologically.

6) Analysis of Rashi and Divisional Charts for disease and remedies Vedic Astrology suggests two different methods which can be used for native question regarding health i) By using Natal chart : Vedic astrology suggest lot of tools for Natal chart analysis few important techniques are discussed here . asthma etc. Cancer is unchecked growth of toxic cells in the human body. inflammations. 7. The closest but inadequate translation would be wind. 3. On the other hand such a mental disease resulting out of a combination of two or more of the three humors cannot be addressed that easily and is known as sannipatta. the ancient Indian system of medicine.2. According to Ayurveda. Jupiter is the naisargika karaka for growth. Pitta and Kapha.No. As a result any bone injury in early years tends to heal immediately while a similar injury in old age may prove stubborn and not heal at all sometimes. The Kapha element concerns with most of respiratory ailments. Accordingly the Vaata element produces ‘windy’ complaints. there are three basic humours that need to be in balance for the maintenance of health. is virtually non-existent at birth and progressively goes on increasing with age. The Pitta is concerned with ‘heat’. The effect of Saturn. Any mental level disease caused due to any one of the three humors can be cured with relative ease. 6. liver and gall bladder problems etc. colds. for instance. joint pains etc. It is indicative of Jupiter having become malefic and having withdrawn its benign protection. 4. 2. 1. The technical terms for the three are Vaata. bile and phlegm respectively. 5. neurological disorders. 3. fever. PLANET Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn SYSTEM Skeletal (Bone) Circulation Muscular Nervous system (& Skin) Digestive Reproductive Excretory Problems in any particular system in the human body are likely to be caused by the planet inimical to the ruler of that system. Any imbalance in these three humours leads to bodily illness.

vi) Karaka for physical vitality is Su. Troubles indicated by Badhakasthana cannot be diagnosed and there can be no cure v) The lord of the 22nd Deshkarna is the Khäresa and can cause Bädhaka effects i. For movable (Chara) rasis. are to be carefully analysed in both natal and pranshna marga analysis. Remedy: The worship of the nakśatra devatā as the remedy for cure. tensions. vii) Use aruda and argalas for disease analysis. If Rahu in 8th house. Nakshatra. By Use of Trisphuta Rashi. A6 is also called roga pada viii) Astakvarga and Sahams (Different mathematical points) are also to be checked for disease analysis. means cheating and when Rahu is involved. In this case propitiate Su to strengthen him to fight Ra or Ke. ii) 6th. Ra in 8th is not good for health overall. vi) Trisphuta rashi.ii ) By Prashna Maraga It is a very powerful tool of answering to query by casting a honorary chart of that time. . Dasa of lord of khara can cause problems during its dasa. it is 7th house. iv) Badhakasthana shows troubles for no logical reason. Mo affliction with Ra or Ke in D6 is bad. Sa in 8th house will show sadness. sudden changes and even death. disease and illness is known from the conception time. it is 9th house. If the disease starts from these nakśatra (ie. Navansha. the period of suffering can be ordained. Dusthana – Mrityu sthana. For dual signs. b) divisional charts useful in medical astrology i) D-6 (Shastamsa): . It gives physical or mental troubles and Su will represent digestive system and stomach.e.8th lord in ASC or 8th lord aspecting ASC. its bad. If the exact date/time of the star can be ascertained then the diety of the nakśatra should be propitiated . it is 11th house. Su. For fixed (Sthira) rasis. birth and janma nakśatra.iii) 8th house stands for troubles. 8th and 11th houses are important when we are looking at deceases. 11th is 6th from 6th also called Hara Sthana – not an auspicious If any planet is connecting a dusthana with the ASC it brings disease to the person . Conception or natal moon star) then the danger of death should not be ruled out. can cause obstructions and activate the Bädhakesa and other evils. it shows sudden shock. Based on the Moon at the moment of start of a disease. Nakshatra and considering other rule answer of query regarding disease can be answered accurately a) rashi chart analysis for medical astrology i) “Knowledge of death.

or any cure will not reach that person. c) In Annual Tithi Pravesha D-6 chart. A typical example would be a planet in the first koluka of the first drekkan will have an effect on the brain internally while the same planet posited in the second koluka of the first drekkana will manifest its effect externally. Any efforts to cure him will not be on the right track. there can be some inclination to accidents. or 6th or 8th lord in 4th house. Planets in 3rd house in D-6 will fight the diseases . i. Don’t advise any surgery in that period. That planet will end up dominating and the results won’t be given fully.ii) Koluka (Special Shastamsa) Koluka is a very important subdivision of the rashi.a) This chart is used to see health. that planet’s dasa will be bad for health. b) In Annual Tithi Pravesha chart if a planet is associated with 8th house (both in rasi and D-6). But exchange of results between these planets will not work if one of the planets is in its own house. but the darker side which includes all the negative things we have done for ages and many births. When there are three or more planets in a house the most benefic planet will give the result of the most malefic planet. Protection will be destroyed. enemies. mainly above the neck. Kolukas are associated with the drekkana. Planets in the first drekkana effect the upper part of the body. iii) In D16. and litigation.e each drekkana has two kolukas. Each rashi comprises six kolukas of five degrees each. while those in the second drekkana effect the middle part of the body also known as the trunk and lastly the ones in the third drekkana effect the lower parts of the body. The effect of the planets causing disease is relative to the drekkana/koluka they are posited in. Choose a better dasha. maybe on the skin of the skull or the hair etc. especially in the dasa of those houses iv) D-30 Trimsamsa a). if the 9th lord is eclipsed by Ra and Ke (especially in 8th or 7th house) that person will have some health problems in Ra dasa. This is the . In spiritualism it is taught of a "SHADOW SELF" called PAPA_PURUSHA which is a reflection of our own self. if ASC or 4th house has Ra and Ketu. The key here is that planet in the first koluka in any drekkana effect the interior working of the concerned body part while a planet posited in the second koluka of any drekkana effects the corresponding external organ.

Hence the 12th house shows the way to get out of diseases and other such bad karma. Hence. It is the future (5th) of the 8th house. g). Mars. happiness and laughter (ruled by the 4th house) are the best natural medicine to get out of the cycle of disease and debt. disease and other evils respectively. Moon is the natural significator for the 4th house and becomes the Controlling planet for good health and freedom from diseases.Anger ( Krodha ) b. The 12th rules hospitals and is the 5th (Mantra) from the 8th (Diseases).Intoxication (Mada) . In this manner study the houses with focus on the 8th house (ROGA: Diseases & RINA Debts) and the 6th house (SHAD RIPU: Six kinds of weaknesses). they represent the Physical and Mental strength of the native to cope with distress. Affliction to the Sun will result in suffering. All the bad things we have done for which we deserve to be punished or taught lessons. Venus. The Sun and the Moon represent the Atma (Soul) and the Mana (Mind) respectively.trimsamsa. The 9th house (Dharma) from the 8th house is the 4th house. d). f) . poverty and misery while affliction to the Moon will cause ill health and death. In this manner the houses should be studied.the shadowy world of our self.Jealousy (Matsarya) c. Thus. e) A clean heart is the key to happiness & laughter. The Arudha pada of the sixth house gives the body part that shall be afflicted due to the diseases. In this manner the planets should be studied. h) The planets governing the six weaknesses are given below a. Venus rules the Mritunjaya Mantra and the strength of Venus in this division is important for recovery from diseases. c).. A Saturn placed in such a place is not good as it delays the recovery from diseases. Venus (fulfilment of desires) gives happiness & Mercury gives laughter.Lust (Kama) d. b). Mercury. Since Mars and Venus rules the signs of exaltation of the Sun and Moon. the Sun and Moon do not own any trimsamsa as they have light. makes the effect of the mantra nil due to mistakes or "NOT WORSHIPPING GANESHJI" before starting a mantra can render it useless unless Guru is very strong. Saturn.

Curses work for 7 generations. narrated by Lord Shiva. 3rd from AL . Look at 3rd from AL in D60 to see the reason for death in the past life and this may be the reason for fears/phobias in this life. the effect . It is shows past life events. Shasthamsa shows the root cause. (Curses and blessings). 3rd from AL. if that is true. In the year represented by the bindus in the unfavourable house occupied by Rahu. Ke in Sagittarius (sign of fall). 3rd from AL has Ke . (Curses and blessings). Ve in Sagittarius. Vi ) D45 D45 inherited karma from Fathers side. Thus if a house is afflicted by malefic in the horoscope. D40 inherited karma from Mothers side. Ketu. 3rd from AL. Mandi is also very important in these charts Supra conscious plane. that person will have hydro phobia in this life. One small rule helpful for Medical astrology is given. Similarly the age shown by Mars will witness surgical operation.Mars to the Ascendant In each case multiply the sum by 7 and divide the product by 27...The Ascendant to Saturn .2. Exalted Mo in 3rd from AL Jala marana.7 ) Using Astakvarga for medical astrology Astak varga is very powerful tool in Vedic astrology. The quotient will indicate the age when the native will be afflicted by diseases and other misfortunes. death by fall in a vehicle. and the age shown by Saturn will indicate diseases and miseries. V ) D40. the native will be affected by poison. vii) D60 Everything may be seen in D60.Greed ( Lobha) f . Saturn to the Ascendant.shows the nature of someone’s death.Death by falling due to mistake. 3. Curses work for 7 generations.Illusion ( Moha ) i) (D30) shows the root cause of your weakness – Rasi shows what you suffer as a result of D6 and D30. The Ascendant to Mars . this method is highly mathematical Find the total the bindus from.e Rahu. Root causes are seen in the Shasthamsa. Ayurveda looks at the source of the problem. Weakness of Lagna. those people tend to be very careful in this life.Death by some kind of mistake. 6th and 8th are important.

Saptamsa (D-7) for children. and Mars represents this state.of such affliction would be shown in the life of a person in the year shown by the sign. where the planet causing affliction is placed. Any transformation. earthy nature. Bhoo (earthy) – solid.Jala and Prthvi . iii) When Trimsamsa shows contradictory influences on any pair.Vayu are the set of antagonistic tattvas and they have difficulty in co-existence. Dasamsa (D-10) for those related in the profession. Vimsamsa (D-20) for Guru’s and Sisya (Upasana). i) . 3. Jala (Water) – Relaxed. Parasara explains these as Drekkana (D-3) for co-born.Mars AD or vice versa are also troublesome. bad results are likely to follow. troubles manifest in different forms. Dwadasamsa (D-12) for Parents and elders. Such as Sat Dasa. but is critical.Ven AD or vice versa.8) Tatvas of Planets and diesease a. Vayu (Air) – creation – expansion state – Saturn c. all pervading nature that is binding all other states together. ii) Dasa / AD lord which are mutually hostile by owning opposite Tatwas create many serious problems.versa . Ex– Intelligence and Wisdom is unseen. stability. For example: . Use of Tattava in dasa analysis i) . Similarly Merc Dasa. there is sure to be plenty of problems. Whenever there is any association of these pairs of antagonistic tattvas. Navamsa (D-9) for spouse. Troubles due to enemity among tattvas: We must know that the Agni .2. Akasa (Ether) – This is unseen. harmony – Moon and Venus d. e.2. If Rasi chart is in Agni Tatwa and Trimsamsa shows Jala Tatwa (opposite of Agni Tatwa) or vice. Jupiter represents this state. enterprising person b.9)) Longivity of Native The death of the native can be studied form the Rasi and Trimsamsa whereas that of other relatives are to be seen from the other divisional charts. inflexible – leads to consolidation – Mercury usually belongs to all boots esp. 3. Fire (Agni) – state of transformation – Sun.

v) At the time of death. The stronger among the 2nd/8th Lords becomes the prāńi rudra (primary rudra) while the weaker one becomes the aprāńi rudra. Another classification is 40 to 80 years. fourth and eighth constellation from Janma Nakshatra . then the Vipat or third dasa can cause death Alpa Ayus indicates premature death within 36 years. Sun represents Śiva in all signs and Mars indicates the violent Rudra known for their strength and prowess in battle. Kshema dasa (4th Star) and Adhana dasa (8th Star). iv) GandaPhala:(Results of birth in Gandanta).Chaturvimsamsa (D-24) for teachers and students (Siddhi) and so on. [Madhya Ayus refers to middle life where the longevity is from 36 to 72 years. then it can spell the end of life. Lagna being the governor of intelligence and the Moon. Compare the ending dates of dasa’s under this to that of Janma Vimsottari . Another classification is 80 to 120 years. then this can be within 40 years. then the Janma dasa itself can cause death Yogarishtha refers to teenage death around 12 to 20 years age. Poorna Ayus or full life refers to the longevity in the range of 72 to 108 years. such transit can give. If not death. These are called Utpanna dasa (5th Star). ii) Calculation of longevity should be done as per traditional tools. Death can occur during the Śūla daśā of the signs having the rudra or its trines or its seventh house. near death experiences. If a few other life determining factors are strong. OUTPUT 4) Remedial Measures in Vedic Astrology . If this is destined. iii) Balarishtha refers to infantile death (0 to 12 years). Separate Vimsottari dasa’s can be calculated from the fifth. the governor of physical body. the arudha for longevity and death. If this is destined. If the ending dates are close. Lagna Gandanta results in the loss of intelligence while Rasi Gandanta results in premature death or loss of longevity. Sun should be in the trine to the Mrityupada (A8). vi) Shūla is short for trishūla (trident) which is the weapon held by Śiva (and Rudra).

i) Lagna lord is the first and foremost yoga karaka in a horoscope.Vedic astrology suggest three remedial Mantra( Prayer).1. which represent health. ii) The lords of two trines fifth and ninth are equally important. Each planet can give results on the following basis.4. the gemstones for the planets giving yogas should always be chosen. The placement of the Lagna lord is extremely important for the overall strength of the horoscope and its gemstone can help a person overcoming all difficulties in life. wealth or fortune.Aushadhi ( Aurvedic Medicines) 4. They are the two important houses which control the financial wellbeing of a person.different theories which support the therapeutic use of Gems are colure therapy. . it is fraught with many misconceptions and erroneous notions of their selection and prescription.1) exernally by wearing them in rings and neckless . since is the owner of both Kendra (Quadrant) and Kona (Trine). I ) Gemstone of Yogakarta Since the gemstones enhance the influence of the planet in the life of the person. If they are badly placed in the horoscope. He is protector of the Lagna.1) External Use of Gems a) Selection of Mani (Gems) for wearing Prescription of Gemstone is one of the most important aspects of remedies in Jyotish Shastra.1. 4. may it be health.2) internally by taking them orally in the form of Bhasmas and Pisti. hot and cold nature of Gems stones and electromagnetic or aura theory which links the gems effect on different charkas in body.1. . Thus their strength is extremely important in addition to the lords of second and eleventh. To know the yoga givers or the yoga-karakas in a horoscope. then the person might suffer financially in life. The use of Gemstone is also endorsed by shastras such as Garuda Purana which gives elaborate description of the nature of the gemstones and their use.1) Mani (Gems) Mani (Gems) can be used measures Mani (Gems) 4. who signify Wealth and Income. theories of tatvas. Even though gemstone use is one of the most popular source of remedies for all ills of the material world. vitality and the controller of the whole horoscope.

they can also give malefic results in addition to their inherent benefic nature to do good. they must be strengthened. Lordship 2. they can give bad results. When a benefic planet comes into association with a malefic planet. while their gemstones are worn. in any chart is not good for longevity. however. then Mantra would be a good remedy. then its ability to do good increases. the native might enjoy rise in life. If the neecha-bhanga is happening with respect to the Moon. the more effective way is to find the planet who is causing neecha-bhanga to the debilitated planet. Yoga (Exchange. However.1. Placement 3. For example. Natural Karakatva (Significations) 4. then wearing the gemstone of the planet causing the neecha-bhanga would make the debilitated planet come out of the state of debilitation. When there is no cancellation of debility of other weaknesses then the gemstones for the supporters of the debilitated planet can be prescribed for causing cancellation of debility or for enhancing the life-forces that are being destroyed due to the debility. Conjunction. Saturn’s stone for such cases. then the benefic nature of the planet is corrupted and it starts giving malefic results. lords of any houses other than 6th/ 8th or 12th) is debilitated. by its debilitation in the 12th house. Similarly if the yogakarakas are involved in other bad yogas. ii) Gemstone of Weak Planet If a yoga-karaka (or any good planet in the horoscope. They are the lords of the Dusthanas (6th/ 8th/ 12th). It must be noted that debilitation of some planets are desirable in a horoscope. but the Mother (natural signification of Moon) and the marriage (8th .karaka if placed in a dusthana (6th / 8th/ 12th). Weakness of such Moon. if it happens with respect to the Lagna. If the lords of the Dusthanas are placed in other Dusthanas in debilitation. while suggesting a gemstone for Jyotish remedial purposes. Hence a blue sapphire is used for enhancing the life-force. if 8th lord Moon is involved in Vipareeta Raja yoga. Such subtle effects should always be kept into consideration. One of the ways is to wear the stone of the debilitated planet. Aspects) Hence it must be remembered that a good planet (lords of Lagna. Exception to this is that. then it confers Vipareeta raja yoga. 5th and 9th) / Yoga. Whenever there is a conjunction or exchange of two planets. whereby the native gains due to the loss of natural and functional significations of the planet causing the yoga. however the malefic planet gains out of the company and gives good results. It is advisable to wear Neelam. For example. if Saturn becomes the Yoga-karaka and is placed in a dusthana. their inherent and functional nature is greatly modified. the Moon is debilitated in Scorpio (8th house of natural zodiac) and is said to be MARANA KARAKA if placed in the 8th house from Lagna.

if Rahu is malefic then during its period a Yellow Sapphire/Topaz/Citrine can be worn in the right hand ring finger or Hessonite/Brown Tourmaline etc can be worn in the left hand middle finger. Rahu and Saturn are the enemies of these significator and if they are placed in the ninth house.house is the longevity of marriage) might suffer simultaneously. Thus. Similarly. The same principle of Vipareeta Ratna (Opposite Gemstone) has been used here. Such use should be temporary covering the dasa-bhukti of the planet. For example. its gemstone should be used in the left hand. if Saturn is in the ninth house. To enjoy the fruits of Vipareeta Raja yoga. if gemstones have to be prescribed to decrease the evil effects of a malefic planet. If any house is occupied by an enemy of its Karaka. then it should be worn in the left hand. Rahu is the enemy of Jupiter and since it is placed in the ninth house. the maleficence of the planet can be reduced by wearing a counter gemstone temporarily during the Dasa-bhukti of the planet. . When the planet is a malefic for the horoscope. then the native has good fortune after wearing a Topaz. a ruby. The right hand is ruled Jupiter and the left hand by Venus indicating increase (right hand) or decrease (left hand) of life force. the first house to be checked in any chart is the ninth house of fortune and Dharma with Jupiter & Sun as the significator. iv) Gemstone Vs Dasha Hands in which the gemstones are worn to be chosen on the basis of certain criteria. The remedy is to strengthen the concerned Karaka by wearing its gemstone in the ring finger. then the person may suffer from poverty/ failure in the homeland after 36 years. they shall damage fortune and Dharma. To remove this evil. the use of a Topaz (gemstone of Jupiter) removes the misfortune caused by Rahu. the gemstone of the Sun (Saturn’s enemy) is worn. Suka Nadi states that if Rahu is in the ninth house. Keeping this principle in view. If instead a gem is to be worn for the main Dasa planet itself. iii) Vipreeta Ratna ( Opposite Gemstone) Vipareeta means opposite or gemstones used for weakening the effects of some planets in certain houses. then the significations of the house suffer. the native must not strengthen such debilitated planets that confer the yoga.

The planets. vi) Gemstone and Lagna Lord For determining compatibility of gemstones most astrologers go by the Naisargika Sambandha (natural relationship) of other planets with the stone of the principal/ruling planet. If any planet is inimical to the lord of Lagna. Thus if the ruling planet is the Moon. the impact of the Gemstone ultimately falls on the Lagna (more so. Since the Lagna is the controller of the Horoscope. but if it is the Sun. an imperfect/inferior or incompatible gemstone can ruin the beneficence of other good gems.5. then only Jupiter. similarly. and if none are there. Just as the best of saints lose their merits by bad company. whose gemstone is worn. then all planets are compatible with it. For example if the lord of the fifth house is inimical to the Lagna lord. then the use of a gemstone of the fifth lord can endanger the life children. then the Lagna lord is chosen.7 & 9 houses). The Ruling Planet is the strongest one in trines to the Lagna or in the seventh house (1. Suta Goswami (Garuda Purana) advises “not to wear a gem that is of inferior quality or incompatible even if it is set together with the divine Kausthuba Mani of Vishnu. the use of its gemstone can damage / endanger the concerned people related to the house owned by the planet. Mars & Moon are compatible and their stones can be chosen. where the gemstone is worn). Hence utmost caution should be used in prescribing gemstones.v) Flawed Gemstone A genuine gemstone of good quality should never be used with an imperfect or flawed gem or with one that is astrologically incompatible with it. vii) Naisargika Sambandha of Planets . since Lagna is the controller of the physical body. should be a friend to the Lagna lord as per the naisargika sambandha.

the planets that are Param Mitra. However these gemstones have been found to give better results of stable power and gradual stable growth in finance in the ring finger. Gemstones of mutually inimical planets should never be used simultaneously as they shall prove to be very adverse. gemstones should not be used in this finger. The table shown below shows the natural relationships between the planets. even while turning the rosary (when we finish one circle of 108 beads). . Here. tatkalika sambandha and other sambandha. should never be used. The Gyana Mudra has all fingers except this index finger stretched out with the index finger (of anger) being in touch with and controlled by the Akasha Tattva of the Thumb. Normally for people who are spiritual / worship their Guru. the native is caught between many undesirable circumstances without his fault. It rules the “Ahamkara” and is the finger of “fall” or expression of anger. where we can witness. Some astrologers prescribe Ruby / Yellow Sapphire for Power / Wealth respectively. the naisargika sambandha. Gemstones of planets involved in Duryoga and other malefic combinations or where benefits accrue if the planets are weak and afflicted like the Vipareeta Rajyoga.Some astrologers also use Tatkalika Sambandha (Current relationship) between planets in a chart as this also takes the individual horoscope into focus. In mantra recitation the beads should never touch this finger. Such combinations can be extremely dangerous for the native. the best and most beneficial gemstones are those of the planets involved in a beneficial Yoga. for use in the index finger. Among all the methods of judging the suitability of a Gemstone namely. j) Fingers and Gemstone The index finger is called Tarjani and is considered very inauspicious. If the tenth and ninth lord are involved in a Dharma-Karmadhipati Yoga. i) Gemstones of Mutually Inmmical Planets. Many astrologers give gemstones of mutually inimical planets such as Hessonite (Rahu) with Ruby (Sun) or Yellow Sapphire (Jupiter) or Red Coral (Mars). The natural fight between the owners of the gemstones can be visible in the life of native. then their stones should be used together to augment the effects of the Yoga. Mitra or Sama to the ruling planet are chosen for supportive gemstones.

it is very important to consider the placement of Planets with respect to the Arudha Lagna for final selection of an Gemstone. Further gemstone cannot be worn in the finger of inimical elements. the sources and the quantum of the gains or losses can be seen from the Arudha. Even though the promise of the wealth can be seen from different dhana yogas in the horoscope and the strength of the 2nd. Maharishi parashara says that planets in the twelfth of Arudha Lagna (AL) can show the sources of expenditure. which is opposed to the Vayu Tattva (Air element). the gemstone for such planet can increase the expenditure of the native. Gemstones of planets in Moksha Trikona (4. the Akasha Tattva (Ether element–symbolized by the Thumb) permeates all signs of the other elements and is the driving force / Dhi Shakti. This is the material manifestation of the existantial reality of a person. Thus a planet in the ninth house influences the Dharma Trikona and its gemstone should be worn in the ring finger. the perception of the world related to the native. Thus a Coral can only be worn in the ring finger (Agni Tattva / Fire) or middle finger (Prithvi Tattva / Earth). this cannot be prescribed for the little finger due to Mars ruling Agni Tattva (fire element). Just as the thumb is different from the other four fingers and in conjunction with them does all work. However one must remember that planets placed here shows the persons who would secretly oppose the native in various activities. Malefics are well placed here as it confer rajayoga while placed here in addition to the expenses shown. 11th and the trines. Instead mantra of these planets should be advised. 8.Tatwa in Palmistry The gemstone of a planet placed in a house should be worn according to the quadrant (Kendra house) is whose trines it is placed. So the . 12) should not be prescribed as then they would be worn in the Tarjani (Index finger). Thus. The following guidelines can help in such judgement: 1. For example. If a planet is placed in or aspecting the 12th from the Arudha Lagna. while that in the 11th from the AL show the sources of Income. Arudha Lagna shows the image in this world or in other words. k) Gemstone and Arudha Lagna Since the gemstones are taken for fulfilling the material pursuits in the life than anything else. if a Red Coral is to be worn for Mars placed in the seventh house. the arudha lagna plays a very vital role in selection of the gemstones.

Unless any other adverse yogas exist. own house or friends house. The 2nd and 7th house from the Arudha Lagna are the houses of sustainance of the Image. The planets in the Arudha Lagna shows how the world perceives the native. They should be occupied by benefics or exalted planets. mulatrikona. countering the evil has to be worn (please refer to relevant section for more information on this) 5. 2. benefics or exalted planets can be beneficial to the native. However. 3. 6. . then the gemstone of the planet. Thus wearing the gemstones of the malefics placed in 3rd or 6th can help in fulfilment of objectives and gaining over all odds. If they are occupied by malefics. Malefics placed over there can harm the health of the person and also the image. 4. Thus if benefics are placed in the 7th from the Arudha Lagna. the gemstones of such planets can cause fall of image and troubles in career and various other troubles. In addition the planets in the 7th from Arudha lagna shows the persons who would openly oppose the person in various activities. The eighth house is also very crucial in a way that it controls the longevity of the person. If such planet is in fall or unfavourably placed. Similarly the lord of the Arudha Lagna should ideally be well placed in either exaltation. The sources can be known by judging both the functional as well as natural significations of the concerned planet. provided the native can withstand the opposition shown by the concerned planet. The gemstone of a planet placed in or aspecting the 11th from Arudha Lagna shall give income from the sources indicated by the planet. one need to consider this factor as well. Jupiter. 7. They should otherwise be placed with benefics or exalted planets and gemstones of such Moon.gemstones of such planets to be chosen after careful consideration of all factors involved. gemstone of such planet would be beneficial to the native. otherwise it can be harmful. If gemstone of such planets is worn. it would benefit the native by uplifting his image. unless they are debilitated. their gemstones can be given. All planets either be benefics or malefics give good results and financial gains while placed in the 9th house from the arudha Lagna. malefics in the 3rd from AL can be detrimental to the health and longevity. thus while prescribing the gemstones. Malefics in the 3rd or 6th gives material success whereas benefics in these places makes the person spiritual. and this is more true with respect to the Malefics. The presence of Moon or Jupiter in the Arudha Lagna gives long lasting fame. Stones of such malefics placed there should never be worn.

impatience. lung and mental disorder Pitta Pitta fevers. bleeding. paralysis. accidents Moon Mars Moonstone/Pearl Red Coral Mercury Green Gems Pitta / vertigo. mental disorders poor digestion or circulation.2) Using Mani (Gems ) in Bhasma (Ash) and Pisti (Powder) Form. peridot. cancer. pancreas. nerve and gland dysfunction Vayu / reproductive and urinary system. giddy. nervous system. eyesight. anxiety. b ) use of Gemstone for Diesease In ancient Vedic texts. paralysis. inflammations. jaundice. bleeding problems. ulcers. memory loss. 10th house shows the impact of a planet in the native's career. fevers. weak immune system Vayu / weak bones. hypertension. and yellow topaz or citrine can replace yellow sapphire. brain. low energy. like the Brihat Samhita. liver. arterial circulation. Kapha weight. infertility. nerves. Kapha bile. edema. vitality. abscess. Pitta epilepsy. liver. loss of coordination. weak bones. For example. Mind stuttering. moonstone can replace pearl. hot temper. poor circulation. Persons may use substitute stones instead of the more expensive gems. tumors. weak muscles. jade. immune diseases Jupiter Yellow Gems Venus Diamond/Clear Zircon Blue Sapphire / Amethyst / Lapis Gomedha Cat’s Eye Saturn Rahu Ketu 4. Benefics are best suited here and malefics are prohibited. infections. if Saturn is placed in such 10th. then the career becomes a bed of thorne for the native. . kidneys. acne. indigestion. spleen. or green tourmaline can replace emerald. Kapha anemia. Red garnet can replace ruby. the origin and healing powers of various gems are discussed. lethargic. immune disease All All nervousness. cancer.1. kidney. arthritis Vayu / infertility.8. bones. nervous indigestion Vayu / weak immune system. Planet Gem Sun Ruby / Red Garnet Helps Heals Vayu / heart. vitality. mental problems. small intestines. weak muscles. constipation.

anaemia and inflammation. if a piece of the gem should get into the stomach by accident. insanity and hiccups. to treat problems caused by excess of phlegm.Ayurveda and to some extent Unani (both Indian branches of science using natural curative methods) lay great emphasis on the use gem stones in medicinal preparations. Also relieves colic pain. a strong . All medication however. insanity (of certain kinds).smelling flower extract . for diamonds can cut the intestines and cause death. It also rejuvenates. I) Agate : Used with kewra. The procedures for preparing these medicines are time-consuming and complicated. alleviate liver troubles. The bhasma gives relief and cures tuberculosis. It is said to prolong life if taken over a period of time and gives one a radiant appearance. iv) Blue Sapphire : Broken pieces are triturated (ground in a pestle and mortar) in rose. diabetes. If coral coralisis triturated in rose water and dried and then taken with honey it provides strength to the body. cure fainting fits. bile and phlegm in the body. it cures bilious troubles. when taken with a betel leaf (paan) it cures cough and phlegm. The smooth paste is administered orally to cure fevers. The bhasma provides vitality and strength and cures certain eye diseases . dropsy. iii) Bloodstone : Used in powder form. . ulcers in the anus. is believed to a vert abortion when applied on the navel of a pregnant woman. Only it ashes (bhasma) strictly prepared under super-vision are prescribed . vi) Coral : A paste obtained by rubbing coral in mortar with rose or kewra water. immediate steps should be taken to have it vomited out. bleeding and diseases caused by stones in parts of the body. Ii ) Amber : Cures all disorders caused by wind. it is said to strenghten the heart. cough and piles. v) Cat's eye : Used as pisthi after it is triturated in kewra water. vii) Diamond : powdered diamond is a abso-lutely forbidden for oral use. epilepsy. kewra and water. paste is applied to remove eruptions caused by excess bile (pitti). should be under strict supervision and advice of a qualified Ayurvedic or Unani physician. They are used both as ashes (bhasma) as well as in powder (pishti) form for treatment of critical ailments. Few examples are given for reference. physically and mentally.

The bhasma stops bleeding and melts stones in the kidney. . x) Kidney stone : Wearing the stone itself is said to give relief from colic pain. give relief in tuberculosis colic pain. indigestion. The bhasma has the ability to suppress wind. xii) Opal : Rucbya ishdusbno jwarapaha translates as ''the opal improves the taste. and helps cure fevers. stomach disorders. wind problems. eye diseases. prolong life. dried and taken orally. exhaustion and weaknesses. breathing problems. are good for the eyes and cure tuberculosis. it helps colic. jaundice and problems of wind and phlegm. The bhasma provides coolness ti the body and controls nausea. made into paste. high blood pressure. the paste is dried and used to relieve nausea. xiv) Garnet : Has the same properties as the ruby but is not effective." xiii) Pearl : A good pearl ( not pierced ) triturated in rose or kewra water. somewhat hot. urinary bladder and gall bladder. tuberculosis. breathing troubles and diabetes. leprosy and impotency. xvii) White sapphire : Triturated in rose or kewra water. leprosy and piles. phlegm. is very beneficial for diseases caused by calcium deficiency. asthma. The ashes provide relief to body heat.viii) Emerald : Triturated in rose or kewra water it is used for urinary troubles and diseases of the heart. xi) Lapus Lazuli : According to Rasa Ratna samuchhya ( an authoritative medical text ) the bhasma of this gem cures 20 kinds of urinary troubles. Wearing gems as a remedial measure is a Rajasik approach. palpitation. Some Reservation about Wearing Gems For remedial measures the best and Satwik approach is to pray to the various deities. indigestion. xvi) Tourmaline : Acts like that diamond for the cure of jaundice. fever. ix) Gomedha : Triturated in rose or kewra or red musk water. bile and phlegm in the body. The ashes also relieve excessive heat and burning sensations. piles and jaundice. disorders of the stomach. chronic fevers. it is also believed to help strength the mind . xv) Ruby : Used both in ash and powder form. cures problems caused by excess wind and disorders of the stomach. cough. heart ailments. The same effects is had by applying the paste by rubbing the rose water on the affected area . diabetes . skin diseases and piles. it is said to produce more blood and improve circulation.

htm 2) Article:Medical Astrology I by Anshu Sood http://www.htm 7) Comp odium of Medical Use s of gems http://www.by suggesting suitable Mani(Gems) .com/Laghu_Jatakam_I_1. ****************************************************************************************** References: 1) Lessons by Shri P.aarogya.. Vedic Medical astrology also reveals the root cause of problems and curses one has to face in this life for purification. 5)Conclusions Vedic Astrology provides useful information about simple health matters to complicated psychological problems and phobias a person may suffer.vedicastro. Sri Jagannath Centre http://vedicastro.com/index.com/index.htm 4) Article by Sarajit Poddar on Gemstone.1) .R.html 5) Article on Medical Palmistry http://www.com/Complementary/medpalm/index.com/med_gem_uses.. By detailed analysis of natal chart .brysonburke.srath. prashna chart .about. It requires public awareness.html 8) http://www.com/library/weekly/extra/bl-gemshp.asp ( Table No.asp 6) Article on Gems Therapy Healing Power.com/2004_10_31_varahamihira_archive. Mantra ( Prayer). support and further research to make the use of this science more popular and effective. and suggest suitable remedial measures .htm 3) Article Trimsamsa D-30 Chart by Shri Sanjay Rath http://www.blogspot.V. From The Ayurveda Encyclopedia http://hinduism.srath.home. Medical palmistry one can reveal present state of health and also indicates future state of health and diseases one likely to face. and Aushadhi ( Aurvedic Medicine).net/sjcBoston.comcast. Narasimha Rao. In Jyotish I http://varahamihira.

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