Influence of Planets on Health

Medical Astrology is the branch of the Astrology that deals with Health and Longevity issues. Each sign and each planet are associated with a number of possible diseases. So it may be said that the native may be affected by such disease or diseases. As a general rule, the function of the astrologer ends with saying that the particular part of the body will be sensitive to acute or chronic disease. Only the medical doctor alone is competent authority to name the disease.

The 6th house denotes the sickness, 8th house surgery, death, and 12th house hospitalization. Disease is indicated by 6, danger by 8, and defect by 12. If the sub lord of 12th cusp is in 6, the house of disease, and if the sub lord is in the constellation of the planet occupying or owning 6 or 8 or 12 it is definite that one will have the defect from the time when the significators conjointly operate. If the sub lord of the ascendant is in the constellation of the significator of 6 or 8 or 12 then one suffers from disease or danger or hospitalization. The following houses represent health issues in the astrology chart:


Sixth house in the astrology chart is known as the ‘house of sicknesses’. It indicates disease and sickness. The health will break down only when one runs the mahadashas or Bhuktis of planets connected with the 6th house. Planets in any manner connected to the 6th house have to cause disease. Hence in their conjoined periods they produce such results. Any planet can own the 6th house or occupy the constellation or sub of lord of 6. Therefore, all planets are capable of causing ailment.


Eighth house in the astrology chart is considered to have direct bearing upon one’s longevity or span of life in this world. It is necessary to consider 1st and 3rd house also in addition to the 8th house for longevity. The 8th house is called the ‘house of death’, the end of life in this world. Eighth house has to do with misfortune, mental anxiety, accident, surgery, suicide, and danger from disease.


Twelfth house in the astrology chart is the house of hospitalization, confinement, imprisonment, loss by marriage, loss of wife, loss of any kind, expenses, donations, charity work, secret enemies, deception, and repayment of loan.

For cure, consider the 1st, 5th, and 11th. 1st – health, 5th is 12th to the 6th or absence of sickness, 11th is 12th to 12 – or absence of bedridden sickness. Whenever one suffers from any disease, one will be running the period of the planet connected with 6th house. He can expect cure during the sub period of the planet connected with ascendant or 5th house or 11th house. A Virgo born will be sick when they run the period of a planet in Scorpio, in Saturn star, and sun sub. The following houses represent cure from disease or good health in the astrology chart:


First house or the Ascendant is always an important house when it comes to the health of the native. It also indicates native’s physical stature, vitality and vigor. If the ascendant cusp lord and the ascendant lord are well placed by house, nakshatras, aspect and conjunction, it gives good health to the native.


Fifth house is the house of cure or absence of sickness as it is 12th house to the 6th house of sickness and disease. In other words, 5th house negate 6th house matters, that is sickness and disease. During the period of the planets connected with the 5th house, the health of the native improves, and they find cure if they have any health issues.


Planets in any manner connected with 11th house cure disease as 11th is the 6th to the 6th. No person can have a cure from the chronic disease, if there is no planet in the 11th house, no planet in the constellation of the owner or occupant of 11th house and if the 11th cusp and the lord of the 11th are in the sub of evil planets. Horoscopes of sick people reveal that the lords of the dasas which they experienced they contracted disease are all in the sub of lord of 6, and the 11th house is not strong. Lord of 11 and 1 are also spoiled. 11th house which is 12th to the 12th house governs discharge from the hospital.