SIGNIFICATORS OF HEALTH:
Ascendant: In order to judge the health of the person the degree rising on the cusp of the Ascendant is of great importance. Lagna Lord rules our body.The bodily strength and its power of resisting disease is judged from the Ascendant. Health suffers when the sub lord of the ascendant is in the constellation of the significator of 6 or 8 or 12. If the sub lord of the Ascendant is in the star of the occupant of the 1st or the 11th, the health is normal.If the sub lord of the ascendant is in the star of the occupant or owner of the 6th (disease and sickness), the 8th (danger to life), or the 12th (bedridden illness), this is not good for matters of health.
Sun: It rules the vitality, overall constitution of the body.
Moon: It rules the functional system of the body. It is of primary importance in the case of a child. It is a very important significator of health in the chart of a woman.
Sixth House: It is a house of sickness, ailments and diseases. Disease is judged from the sign on the cusp of the 6th house, planets in the 6th house, ruler of the 6th house, and planets connected with the 6th house.
Thus Sun, Moon, Ascendant, the ruler of the Ascendant, the ruler of the 6th house, planets in the 6th house, and planets connected with the 6th house are the significators of health.
Saturn when afflicted in the astrology chart causes diseases for want of proper nourishment, chronic and lingering ailments, dislocations, sprains, falls, blows, rheumatism, colds, chills, bruises.
Mars when afflicted in the astrology chart causes sharp and sudden diseases, accidents, surgeries, fevers, inflammatory diseases.
Jupiter when afflicted in the astrology chart causes liver trouble, gout, blood disorder, ailments arising from excessive eating and indiscretion in diet.
Mental instability or madness is judged from the afflictions to moon and mercury by the malefics. Mercury rules speech and hearing.
If sun and moon are afflicted, eyes are weak.
Mars denotes operations, sharp and sudden diseases. Saturn lingering diseases like gangrene, paralysis.
These planets when weak or afflicted can cause following diseases :
Sun : High temperature, eyesight, sunstroke, dehydration, headaches, heart diseases, Excess hunger
Moon : Cold, Phlegm, Asthma, Distress, Insomnia, Weak Left eye, Breasts and womb effected.
Mars : Wounds, Scars, excess heat, defective genitals, excessive hormones, muscular pains and all blood related diseases.
Mercury : Weak nerves, Insomnia, Doubt, Fat, Loss of memory, Neck, mouth, ears and Backbone problems, Impotency etc.
Jupiter : Excess Fat, Diabetes, Phlegm, Liver problems, Blood pressure, urinary defects, Cancer, Gas trouble.
Venus : Sexual diseases, Poisoning, Excess alchoholism, Skin problems, tonsels, diabetes, weak kidneys, eye sight etc.
Saturn : Anemia, Cold, Cough, Constipation, Weak Joints, Excess Tobacco need, Breathing problems, Loss of weight etc.