This is a disease of blood and skin. Moon and Saturn are primarily responsible for this disease. Mercury rules all skin diseases. Root cause of this disease is bowels and hence position and strength of sixth house, Sun and Jupiter are also to be considered. Affliction of sixth house, lord of sixth house, Kanya rasi, Sun and Jupiter are bad for this disease. Venus works for the lustre of the body. When Venus is afflicted, fading away of lustre of the body is likely and hence position and strength of Venus is also to be considered. Karkata, Brischika and Meena rasis together with fourth, eighth and twelfth houses rule the blood and these houses have also some relation with the disease of leucoderma. When Karkata, Brischika and Meena rasis, fourth, eighth and twelfth houses and their lords, sixth house, Kanya rasi, Sun, Jupiter, Venus etc and also Moon, Mercury and Saturn be afflicted, weak, badly placed, conjoined with evil lords and be also related with disease inflicting planet or house, they produce the same disease. When the houses and planets ruling leucoderma be afflicted by malefic Saturn and be related with disease-inflicting planet or house, they produce similar disease.
I am giving below few combinations for this disease :—
- Moon in lagna, Sun in seventh house, and Mars and Saturn either in second or in twelfth house.
- Lord of lagna and Mercury with Moon, Rahu or Ketu in a house.
- Lord of lagna and Mars with Rahu or Ketu in one house.
- Lord of lagna in eighth house conjoined with or aspected by malefics.
- Mars, Saturn and Moon in Mesha or Brisha rasi.
- Moon and Rahu in lagna and lord of lagna not in lagna.
- Moon in fourth house from athma-karaka aspected by Venus.
- Malefic in lagna other than lord of lagna with Mars.
Example No, 70.
Lagna—Tula ; Saturn in Brisha ; Sun in Karkata ; Moon, Mars, Venus and Mercury in Simha ; Ketu in Kanya ; Jupiter in Brischika ; Rahu in Meena.
This is a case of leucoderma.
The reasons for the disease are :—
- Lord of lagna and Mercury are with Moon.
- Moon, Mercury, Mars and Venus are hemmed between malefics and are also afflicted by conjunction of malefics. Saturn is in dusthana.
- Sixth house, lord of sixth house, Kanya rasi, Sun and Jupiter are afflicted.
- Lord of lagna, Venus and lagna karaka Sun are afflicted.
- All the houses and rasis ruling blood are afflicted.
Thus we find all the houses and planets ruling leucoderma are afflicted in this horoscope.