This is a disease of respiration characterized by difficult breathing, cough etc. Mithuna, Tula and Kumbha rasis rule breathing. If these houses are afflicted, one will feel difficulties in taking breathing. If any of these houses becomes lagna and be also afflicted, the possibility of suffering from asthma is likely. Mercury, is karaka for this disease. Its situation, strength, conjunction etc are important for this disease. When Mercury is weak, badly placed, afflicted by malefic conjunction or aspect and if the same has some relation with disease inflicting planet or house, the disease of asthma is likely. Moon causes cough Weak, afflicted or badly placed Moon produces disease of cough. Rahu rules breathing and affliction of Rahu by malefics, situation in dusthana or affliction of airy houses by malefic Rahu give rise to diseases connecting breathing. Third house rules breathing and affliction of third house by malefics or by afflicted Rahu also produces breathing difficulties.
When third house, lord of third house, Mithuna, Tula and Kumbha rasis, Mercury, Rahu and Moon be afflicted by malefics in way of conjunction, aspect etc, be situated in evil houses and be in some way related with disease inflicting house or planet, they give rise to the disease of asthma.
I am giving below some of the combinations for this disease. The effect will very according to the malefic and benefic nature of the planets and houses making combinations.
- If Sun being lord of an evil house be conjoined with or be aspected by Saturn.
- Sun in lagna aspected by Mars.
- Any planet in sixth house aspected by or conjoined with or hemmed between malefics.
- Saturn, Rahu or Ketu in eighth house aspected by or conjoined with malefic.
- Lord of lagna with Venus in dusthana.
- If lagna be aspected by Mars and Saturn.
- Sun , Jupiter and Saturn in the fourth house.
- Rahu or Ketu in the sixth house.
- Rahu in the fourth house and lord of lagna afflicted.
- Afflicted Venus in the twelfth house.
While applying the above combinations, the strength and position of the houses and planets ruling asthma are also to be taken into consideration.
Example No, 19.
Lagna—Mithuna ; Rahu in Brisha ; Sun and Jupiter in Kanya ; Venus and Mercury in Tula ; Ketu in Brischika ; Moon in Dhanu ; Saturn R and Mars R in Meena.
This is a case of asthma.
The reasons for the disease are:—
- Lagna is Mithuna rash an airy sign, and is afflicted by aspect of sixth lord Mars and also by Rahu from twelfth house.
- Mercury is hemmed between malefics, and is aspected by sixth lord Mars.
- Another airy sign, Tula, is hemmed between malefics.
- Ketu is in the sixth house .
- Moon is afflicted by aspect of eighth lord Saturn.
- Rahu is in dusthana aspected by eighth lord Saturn.
- Lord of lagna is hemmed between malefics.
- Third lords from lagna, Sun and Moon are afflicted.
- Third house of Sun is also afflicted.
- Third lord from lagna is in Kanya rasi, a sensitive and disease inflicting sign. Further sixth lord Mars is afflicting the third lord Sun by aspect from another sensitive house.
In this case, third houses from lagna and Moon are not afflicted. The airy sign Kumbha rasi is also free from affliction. Mercury, the karaka, though aspected by sixth, lord is in fifth house with the strong benefic fifth lord Venus and has become yoga-karaka. For these, the person is not the worst victim of the disease.
Example No, 20.
Lagna— Simha ; Jupiter R in Mesha ; Ketu in Karkata ; Sun, Saturn and Mercury in Kanya ; Venus in Tula ; Moon and Mars in Brischika ; Rahu in Makara.
This is also a case of asthma.
The reasons for the same are :—
- Rahu is in sixth house, suggesting disease of asthma.
- Mithuna rasi is aspected by Saturn and Mars ; Kumbha rasi by Rahu and Mars ; and Tula rasi is hemmed between malefics.
- Third house and lord of third house are hemmed between malefics. Third houses from Sun and Moon and third lords are also afflicted.
- Mercury, a karaka, is in Kanya rasi afflicted by conjunction of malefic and sixth lord Saturn and is also aspected by malefic Rahu from sixth house. Rahu, karaka for breathing is in the house of disease.
- Moon, ruling cough, is weak and aspected by sixth lord Saturn from Kanya rasi.
- Lord of lagna and lagna karaka, both being Sun, is in Kanya rasi conjoined with sixth lord Saturn and is aspected by Rahu from sixth house.
- Sixth lord Saturn is afflicting Mithuna rasi, lord of lagna, Mercury, Moon and lagna karaka by aspects and conjunction. It is further afflicting third house and third lord, as it is hemming them being in twelfth house of them. Rahu is afflicting Mercury, lord of lagna, lagna karaka and Kumbha rasi by aspects from sixth house.
Thus we find all the factors controlling the disease of asthma are heavily afflicted in this horoscope.