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Saturn and its influence on our health

Last Updated: 7/13/2010 3:55:15 PM

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S N Rao

Astrology has always played an important part in traditional medical systems. The main function of medical astrology is to provide an indication as to whether the cosmic influences existing at the time of birth are likely to be advantageous or disadvantageous to the native during the course of his life. In medical astrology each of the seven planets creates their own unique influence towards the outcome of an illness, depending on the location of the planet in the zodiac. The twelve zodiac signs and the twelve houses represent certain aspects of the physical body, which include specific body part and one or more organs and their functions. It gives us an indication the weak areas in our physical body and the precautions that need to be taken to reduce the effects of the illness.

Saturn is contracting and obstructing, slowing, binding, restricting, hardening, de-vitalising, cold and dry, melancholic in nature. It creates a restricting effect on the circulatory system in the area it is located and as a result the passage of bodily fluids, such as blood, lymph, nervous energy, urine is obstructed. This creates a stagnation of the bodily waste in the region. The wastes are retained in the area instead of being eliminated. This results in generation of toxins and other various deposits which are destructive in nature. This results in hardening of the arteries and veins near that area.

Saturn rules the Gall bladder. Due to the obstructions it creates skeletal deposits in the region known as gall stones. Due to retention of Urea it causes painful rheumatism and gout which often manifest in the deformity of the joints. It has got the ability to contract the muscles causing deformity and joints and disfigures and disability and suffering therefrom.

Saturn rules the nerves of the gastric region known as pneumogastric nerve. Its restrictive action slows down the digestive activites. It can also slow down the heart rates, stop the digestion, suppress the urine, constipation. Thus the malefic effects of Saturn can possibly slow down and bring every bodily function to a standstill.

Saturn rules the teeth and the skin. It can cause tooth decay, leading to malnutrition, it affects the digestive system slowing down the secretion of digestive fluids. It hardens the synovial membranes affecting the viscid lubricating fluid secreted by the membrane for lubricating the lining joints and tendon sheaths. This makes the spines, limbs rigid. It also causes excess decay in skin making it rough and tough. His physical activities in the body are destructive and tend to increase the aging process and end the life of the organism.

Saturn along with Mars causes hurts by falls, bruises and colds. It can create a chronic and deep-seated ailment the cure for which takes a longer time. It also creates fear, worry and pessimism in the native.  The presence of Saturn in any part of the horoscope constitutes an affliction in itself therefore gives the following effects in the twelve signs and the twelve houses in a native.

If Saturn occupies Aries Sign or it occupies the 1st house in a birth chart then the native has a tendency to suffer from headache, colds, cataract, deafness, chills, cerebral anemia, dental decay, tartar, fainting and renal disorders. The body part which will be likely to be affected will be the head, the cerebrum, eyes, face, upper jaw, carotid arteries. The native needs to take extra care towards these areas like cleaning the teeth properly, supplementing it with adequate vitamins, using proper breathing techniques, taking preventive medications for the above likely diseases and leading a tension free life will reduce much of the ill effects on the native.

If Saturn occupies Taurus sign or it occupies the 2nd house in a birth chart then the native has a tendency to suffer the digestion, mumps, phlegm, diphtheria, quinsy, mumps, decay of teeth, constipation. The body parts which will be likely to be affected will be the neck, ears, lower jaw, throat, cerebellum, thyroid gland. The native needs to take extra care of the diet intake. Following a strict, timely and proper dietary regime can reduce all digestive problems.

If Saturn occupies Gemini sign or it occupies the 3rd house in a birth chart then the native has a tendency to suffer from bronchitis, asthama, rheumatic pains in the shoulders, arms, sciatica and hip diseases. The body parts which will be likely to be affected are the lungs, bronchi, trachea, shoulders, arms, hands, fingers and the nervous system. The native needs to take adequate precaution in these areas like proper breathing techniques, drinking lot of water and regular light exercise of the shoulders to reduce the ill effects of Saturn.

If Saturn occupies Cancer or it occupies the 4th house in the birth chart then the native is likely to suffer from digestion. Diseases like pyorrhea, dyspepsia, gastric ulcer, cancer, nausea, scurvy, jaundice, gall stones and stricture of the esophagus. The body parts which are likely to be affected are the breast, chest, diaphragm, stomach, oesophagus and the left side of the body. The native needs to take extra precaution in his intake of food. A timely, strict and proper regime for taking food needs to be adopted to reduce the ill effects of Saturn.

If Saturn occupies Leo or it occupies the 5th house in the birth chart the native is likely to suffer from the muscles of the heart, weak back, arterio-sclerosis and sclerosis of the spinal cord. The body parts which are likely to be affected are the heart, vena cava, back, spline, spinal cord, back, thymus gland. Adequate precautions need to be taken after consultation with doctors as soon as the symptoms appear so that the situation does not aggravate. Food intake which increases the circulation of blood will be beneficial to the natives.

If Saturn occupies Virgo or it occupies the 6th house in the birth chart the native is likely to suffer from weak intestines, appendicitis. The body parts which are likely to be affected are the intestines, duodenum, solar plexus, abdomen, parasympathetic nervous system. The overall health will be weak for such natives. The native should control the intake of food. It is better if the intake is less and more frequently taken so that the intestines are not burdened. Light exercise taken to strengthen the intestinal muscles can prove to be beneficial.

If Saturn occupies Libra or it occupies the 7th house in the birth chart the native is likely to suffer from renal stones, suppression of urine, malnutrition, headache, toothache and locomotor ataxia - Inability to coordinate the voluntary muscle movements. The body parts which are likely to be affected are the kidneys, uretus, adrenal glands, skin, loins, lumbar region, back of the body. Extra measures for prevention for these diseases need to be taken by the individuals to reduce the ill effects.

If Saturn occupies Scorpio or it occupies the 8th house in the birth chart the native is likely to suffer from constipation, suppression of the menses, sterility, inflammation of the nose, hoarseness, throat infections. The body parts which are likely to be affected are the bladder, urethra, genitals, ovaries / testes, pubic bone. Adequate preventive measures need to be taken immediately on notice of symptoms to prevent suffering and trouble later in life.

If Saturn occupies Sagittarius or it occupies the 9th house in the birth chart the native is likely to suffer from sciatica, gout, hip disease, bronchitis, tuberculosis. The body parts which are likely to be affected are hips, thighs, ilium, femur, sacrum, blood vessels, sciatic nerves, pituitary glands. Proper care needs to be taken for these body parts like trekking or outdoor activities which help the intake of fresh air and enhance the metabolism rate can reduce the illness.

If Saturn occupies Capricorn or it occupies the 10th house in the birth chart the native is likely to suffer from rheumatism, eczema, skin disease, gall stones, jaundice and dyspepsia. The body parts which are likely to be affected are knees, bones, teeth, skin joints, hair, right side of the body. Even though Capricorn is ruled by Saturn it tends to give bad results to the native as far as health is concerned. The joints tend to become rigid due to the dry nature of the planet causing trouble and pain. Proper preventive measures taken like jogging, trekking or even walking up the staircase daily can strengthen the knees can reduce the effects substantially.

If Saturn occupies Aquarius or it occupies the 11th house in the birth chart the native is likely to suffer from weak ankles, sprain, curvature of the spine, sclerosis, other affections of the heart, back and arteries. The body parts which are likely to be affected are lower legs, ankles, circulation, pineal glands. Light exercise and daily walking, jogging and proper preventive measures taken can reduce the problems and help the native lead a trouble free life.

If Saturn occupies Pisces or it occupies the 12th house in the birth chart the native is likely to suffer from cold feet, rheumatism, bunions, tuberculosis and dropsy. The body parts which are likely to be affected are the feet, toes, thalamus, blood fibrin. Such natives should take care to keep their feet warm.

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