Monday, June 23, 2008





Nowadays, several thousands of people suffer due to “Mental illness” for various reasons like stress and strain in modern world; financial problems, family unrest and society-turmoil and the like. Classical astrological texts did focus on some of the possible indicators of severe mental illness.

The "Jataka Tattva", an ancient vedic astrology text, gives a list of some of the following alignments of planets in the natal chart of a person as possible combinations causing mental illness: 1. Jupiter is in the ascendant and Mars is in the seventh house or vice versa. 2. Saturn is in the birth-lagna and Mars is in the 5th, 7th or 9th house. 3. Saturn is in the 12th house and is conjunct with a waning (ksheena-chandra) Moon. 4. Saturn is in the birth-lagna, Sun is in the Vyaya (12th) house and Mars or the Moon in a trine (kona, 1, 5, or 9th house).
5. Association of Saturn and the lord of the second house with the Sun or Mars. 6. Birth occurs in the hora of Saturn or Mars, a Sun-Moon conjunction in the lagna, the 5th or the 9th , and Jupiter in a quadrant (Kendra, 1, 4, 7 or 10th house). 7. Mandi (the malefic sub-planet that has no physical existence but has a Saturn-like malefic quality) is in the 7th house, afflicted by a malefic. The same rule may apply if Mandi is in the 5th house. 8. Rahu and the Moon in the birth-lagna, and malefics (like Saturn, Mars) in the trines. (i.e., "Pishacha Grasta" Yoga, a combination for being overtaken by the "spirits", indicative of phobias.) (To be continued tomorrow in Part—2). References: 1) Jataka Tatva – ancient vedic astrology text. 2 ) Article by Mr. Michael Bryant in BAVA website. ========================= You can get my full particulars from my web-site You can get my astrological services by contacting me by e-mail: and know my fee particulars. I have 44 years of experience / practice as an active astrologer.