Dropsy is a disease in which watery fluid collects in the cavities of tissue of body. Karkata, Brischika and Meena rasis are watery signs. Moon and Venus are watery planets. When watery houses and planets are afflicted by strong malefics, be situated badly, be conjoined with or aspected by evil lords and malefics and be in some way related with disease. Inflicting house or planet, they give rise to the disease of dropsy.
I am giving below few combinations for this disease :—
- Venus and Jupiter in sixth house aspected by malefic
- Sun in Karkata rasi aspected by strong malefic.
- Lord of lagna in Meena navamsa afflicted by malefic, and Moon or Venus afflicted
- Saturn in Karkata rasi and Moon in Makara rasi.
- Weak Moon with Saturn in eighth house.
Lagna, lord of lagna and lagna karaka Sun are also the other factors to be considered in this disease. When they be in watery houses, be afflicted, be with malefics and evil lords or when they join afflicted watery planet Moon or Venus, they give rise to the disease of dropsy.
Example No, 86.
Lagna —Makara ; Ketu in Meshas ; Rahu in Tula ; Mars in Brischika ; Venus in Dhanu ; Moon in Makara ; Sun, Jupiter and Mercury in Kumbha ; Saturn in Meena.
The reasons for the disease are :—
- Two watery signs Brischika and Meena are afflicted by conjunction and aspect of malefics in one case and by conjunction of malefic in other case.
- Venus, watery planet, is hemmed between malefics and is aspected by Saturn. Moon, another watery planet, is weak, almost new- moon and is in house of a malefic and further she is afflicting lagna.
- Lord of lagna is in a watery sign, which is also a sensitive sign, and is hemmed between malefics. Lagna is afflicted by a malefic watery planet. Sun, lagna karaka and karaka for abdomen, is with lords of sixth and twelfth houses, is hemmed between malefics and is aspected by Rahu and Mars.
- Sixth house and sixth lord, ruling cavity in abdomen, are afflicted. Kanya rasi, ruling the same, is also afflicted by malefics.
Thus we find watery houses, watery planets, lagna, lord of lagna, Sun, sixth house, lord of sixth house, Kanya rasi etc are afflicted in this horoscope. Further we find all the disease-inflicting factors ruling dropsy are influenced by watery signs and planets.