The second house rules the tongue and Jupiter governs all tongue diseases and defect in speech. Brisha rasi is the seat of tongue in natural zodiac. When Brisha rasi, second house, lord of second house and Jupiter, all are afflicted and in some way related with disease inflicting house or planet, they produce disorder, defect and diseases connecting tongue and speech. Malefic in second house without benefic influence always harms towards speech and power of talking. Generally, when Ketu is in second house in an adverse condition, one stammers ; afflicted Rahu in second house makes one speak too much ; afflicted Sun or Mars in second house makes one speak harsh and with heavy sounds. When afflicted Saturn be there one stammers, speaks late in life etc. Watery signs are sound-less and hence when Karkata, Brishcika or Meena be second house being afflicted, one speaks very little or even becomes dumb.
These are the few combinations for tongue malady :–
- If second lord be in dusthana with Rahu or with lord of the house where Rahu is situated, it causes tongue malady.
- If second lord and Jupiter, being afflicted, be in the eighth house from the second house, they make one dumb, provided none is in its own house or in house of exaltation.
- The second lord with Jupiter in dusthana gives rise to tongue-malady.
- If Moon be in junction of two rasis or navamsas and Jupiter be in dusthana and benefics be afflicted by conjunction of malefics, they result in dumbness.
Example No, 14.
Lagna—Kanya ; Ketu in Mesha ; Sun, Moon and Mercury in Karkata Jupiter, Venus and Saturn in Simha ; Mars and Rahu in Tula.
This is a case of tongue malady. The person is completely dumb.
In this horoscope we find:-
- Second lord Venus is in dusthana. She is further lord of the house where Rahu is situated.
- Second lord and Jupiter both are in dusthana.
- Second house is afflicted by eighth lord Mars and also by Rahu. Further it is aspected by sixth lord Saturn.
- Second lord is in dusthana with sixth lord Saturn.
- Second house from Sun and Moon, being Simha rasi, is afflicted by lords of sixth and eighth houses there-from and also by malefics.
- Brisha rasi is aspected by Mars and Saturn.
- Karkata and Brischika, two watery signs, which are known as mute signs, are afflicted.
- Jupiter, karaka for speech, is a malefic for Kanya lagna, is afflicted by malefic and is in dusthana.