Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by bacillus laprae, characterized by presence of tubercular nodules in the skin and mucous membranes or by changes in the nerves.
Rahu and Saturn are the major planets responsible for this disease. Mars, ruler of blood, Moon, the causer of all blood diseases, and Mercury, producer of all skin diseases and ulcers, all work with Rahu and Saturn to give rise to the disease of leprosy. When lagna, lord of lagna, lagna karaka Sun and Mesha rasi, first house of natural zodiac, are weak, afflicted and badly placed, they add to this disease. When lagna, Sun, Mars, Moon, Mercury etc are afflicted by malefics, are weak, are with lords of evil houses or badly placed and are also related with sixth house, lord of sixth house, Kanya rasi or with any disease inflicting house or planet, or when lagna, Moon and Mars be afflicted by malefic Mercury, Saturn and Rahu or by strong malefics and be related with disease inflicting house or planet, they give rise to the disease of leprosy.
I am giving below few combinations of this disease :—
- Mars or Mercury, being lord of lagna, and Moon conjoined with Rahu or Ketu.
- Moon and Rahu in lagna with Mars or Saturn and not conjoined with lord of lagna.
- Moon and Rahu in the fourth house from athmakaraka conjoined with or aspected by malefics.
- Moon in the fourth house from athmakaraka, conjoined with or aspected by Mars and malefic.
- Malefic in lagna not being lord of lagna with Sun or Saturn or being aspected by Sun or Saturn and afflicted.
- Moon and Saturn in Karkata, Brischika or Meena navamsa ( watery navamsa ) aspected by or conjoined with malefic and afflicted, and also without any benefic aspect or conjunction.
- If Moon be in Dhanu rasi Simha navamsa and be conjoined with or aspected by Mars or Saturn and be under malefic influence.
- If Moon being in Karkata, Makara or Meena navamsa be conjoined with or aspected by Mars or Saturn and be under malefic influence.
- If Brisha, Karkata, Brischika or Makara rasi be the fifth house and Mars or Saturn conjoins or aspects them and the fifth house be also under malefic influence.
- Moon in lagna, Sun in seventh house, Saturn and Mars in second or twelfth house, also lagna and Sun afflicted.
- Saturn and Mars in the ninth house aspected by malefic.
- Mercury in Mesha, Moon in tenth house and Mars with Saturn.
- Afflicted Saturn, Mars, Moon and Venus in watery signs.
- Lagna afflicted and Sun, Mars and Saturn in one house.
- Mercury, Moon and lord of lagna, all with Rahu or Ketu.
- Mars and Saturn in lagna with lord of sixth house.
- Mars and Sun in lagna with lord of sixth house.
- Lagna conjoined with Mars and afflicted and also Saturn in lagna, fourth or eighth house.
- Lord of lagna in eighth house aspected by malefic or conjoined with malefic and also lagna aspected by or conjoined with malefic.
- Lord of lagna in fourth or twelfth house with Mars and Mercury, and also Jupiter, Moon and Saturn in sixth house.
- Saturn and Mercury with lord of lagna and also Rahu and Sun in sixth house.
Example No, 69.
Lagna—Dhanu ; Rahu in Simha ; Mars and Saturn in Tula; Jupiter in Brischika ; Sun and Moon in Dhanu; Venus and Mercury in Makara ; Ketu in Kumbha.
This is a case of leprosy.
The reasons for the disease, we find, are :—
- Lagna, Moon and Sun are afflicted by aspects of malefic Saturn and Rahu. Further, Moon is too weak.
- Malefic Moon is in lagna not being lord of lagna and is conjoined with Sun and aspected by Saturn.
- Moon is in fifth navamsa of Dhanu rasi (Simha navamsa), is aspected by malefic Saturn and is under strong malefic influence.
- Lord of lagna is in a watery sign hemmed between malefics.
- Mercury, karaka for skin disease, is with sixth lord and is aspected by Mars.
- Karkata rasi, a watery sign, is afflicted by aspect of Saturn and also by aspect of sixth lord Venus. Eighth and twelfth houses ruling blood are also afflicted, eighth being aspected by malefics and twelfth being hemmed between malefics.
- Planets are under Kala-sarpa yoga.
- Mesha rasi, first house of natural zodiac, is heavily afflicted.
- Mars, ruler of blood, is afflicted by Saturn.
Thus we find all the houses and planets ruling the diseases of leprosy are afflicted and are capable of producing the disease.