This is a disease of metabolism especially of the carbohydrates, in which the normal utilization of carbohydrate is impaired with an increase in the sugar content of the blood and glycosuria. The increased thirst is a prominent feature in this disease. Kanya rasi and sixth house rule this disease. Sun, being karaka for all stomach and bowels diseases, has also his ruling over the same. Venus, Moon and Jupiter are karaka for this disease. Affliction of Venus and Jupiter or Moon and Jupiter together with affliction of Kanya rasi, sixth house, lord of sixth house and Sun, give rise to diabetes. When afflicted Venus and Jupiter or Moon and Jupiter join the above houses and planets or be related and there be also some relation with disease inflicting planet or house, similar disease is predicted. Eighth house also rules over this disease. While judging this disease, the strength of the eighth house and its relation with the combination of disease are also to be considered.
I am giving below some combinations for this disease :–
- When strong malefic be in eighth house, and Venus and Jupiter be afflicted.
- When strong malefic be in eighth house, and Moon and Jupiter also be afflicted.
- When strong malefic be in lagna, and Jupiter and Venus be afflicted.
- When strong malefic be in lagna, and Jupiter and Moon also be afflicted.
- When malefic Venus be in lagna or be in dusthana.
- If Venus be in eighth house and malefics aspect over the eighth house and Venus be also afflicted by malefic.
Example No, 43.
Lagna–Brischika ; Mars and Ketu In Mithuna ; Sun and Mercury In Simha ; Jupiter in Kanya ; Venus in Tula ; Saturn in Brischika s Rahu In Dhanu ; Moon in Meena.
This is a case of diabetes.
The reasons for disease are :—
- Sixth house is afflicted by malefic aspect and sixth lord is in eighth house with malefic Ketu.
- Eighth house is afflicted and eighth lord is also afflicted by malefic Saturn.
- Strong malefic Saturn is in lagna.
- Sun is afflicted by aspect of Saturn and is conjoined with lord of eight house.
- Jupiter, karaka, is in Kanya rasi and is aspected by sixth lord Mars. Moon, another karaka, is in Meena rasi, a sensitive sign.
- Sixth houses from Sun and Moon are afflicted.
- Kanya and Brischika rasis, sixth and -eighth houses of natural zodiac, are afflicted by strong malefics.
- Venus is in dusthana from lagna and Moon.
Thus we find the planets and houses ruling diabetes are afflicted in this horoscope and are capable of producing the disease.