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The Astrology Of Osteoporosis by Gautam Dave

Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by a decrease in the density of bone reducing its strength and resulting in fragile bones. Osteoporosis literally leads to abnormally porous bone that is compressible, like a sponge. This disorder of the skeleton weakens the bone and results in frequent fractures (breaks) in the bones. Osteopenia is a condition of bone that is slightly less dense than normal bone, but not to the degree of bone in osteoporosis.

Normal bone is composed of protein, collagen, and calcium, all of which give bone its strength. Bones that are affected by osteoporosis can break with relatively minor injury that normally would not cause a bone to fracture. The fracture can be either in the form of cracking (as in a hip fracture) or collapsing (as in a compression fracture of the vertebrae of the spine). The spine, hips, ribs, and wrists are common areas of bone fractures from osteoporosis although osteoporosis-related fractures can occur in almost any skeletal bone.

Astrological Aspects for Osteoporosis

  1. Saturn along with the Sun rules bones, but in a rather reverse form as compared to Sun. Where Sun is hot and expanding whereas Saturn is cold and contractive. So if Saturn is connected with the Sun or if the Sun is placed in any of Saturnian Rasis (viz. Capricorn or Aquarius), then there also will be weak bones which include the teeth, hair, nails, tibia, etc. This is because of improper nutrition and calcium level to the bones.
  2. Rahu also causes deformities in bone as it rules knees and also infection.
  3. Makara Rashi (Capricorn) rules bone structure so if it is afflicted by the above planets or if it is in Papa Kartari yoga then it may cause osteoporosis.
  4. Simha Rashi (Leo) owned by the Sun as it rules spine and circulation. If afflicted, it may cause weak movements of joints in hands, legs, etc which may lead to osteoporosis in the longer run.
  5. The most powerful factor is the 6th lords association with the Sun and is the cause of this disease. This also holds true from the Chandra Lagna for female and the Sun lagna for male.

Now, let us examine some horoscopes where Osteoporosis was detected, only 5 out of 15 charts provided were taken to maintain brevity of the article.

Case 1: Mary Barbara

DOB: 8th Jan 1936 Time 9-34 PST (+8.00) LA, CA Lat: 34 N 04; Long: 118 W 05

Chart 3

Here the Lagna is ruled by Saturn who is with malefic Mars which may cause heat in blood and may arise febrile/pitta disease of skin and bone. Now look at the Sun which is associated with 6th lord. Also from the Chandra lagna 6th lord Mars, which is afflicted by Saturn. Ketu aspects the lagna if we take the drishti of Nodes into account.

Case 2: Richard Ann

DOB: 1st Sept 1933 Time 6-00 CST (+6.00) Lake View, TX Lat: 29 N 54; Long: 93 W 53

Chart 4

Case 3: Alberto Bertuzzi

DOB: 11th Jan 1913 Time 9-25 Meti(-1.00) Venice , Italy  Lat: 45 N 27; Long: 12 E 21

Chart 5

This man has Makara (Capricorn) Janma and the Sun is with the 6th Lord Mercury along with Mars and Jupiter in 12th house which is Badhaka from the 6th house in Dwisvabhava rashi so Mercury will have Kendradhipati dosha. According to our classical text, in the Maha dasa of a Kendradhipati dosa planet, there may be a rise in the career but the health deteriorates.  This is what occurred in this case. He received a good public post in Mercury Maha dasa, but he had health problem and died in Rahu antar dasa of Mercury main dasa.

Case 4: Carole Hemstreet

DOB: 7th June 1938 Time 6-21 PST (+8.00) LA, CA Lat: 34 N 04; Long: 118 W 15

Chart 6

This woman has Mithuna Lagna (Gemini) in which 6th and 12th lord are positioned. In the 6th house, Rahu is positioned and aspected by the Sun and the Lagna lord. Here the 12th lord and lagna lord exchange their places and are also involved with the 8th lord (aspect of Saturn on 12th house) which may give deformity. From the Chandra lagna rasi, Parivartna yoga is formed between the 6th and 7th lord.  The 6th Lord aspects the lagna and 7th lord aspects lagna lord making the situation worse. Here mark the 6th/8th/12th lord association with the lagna lord. So the Lagna and its lord are extremely weak in this chart as far as health is concerned.

Case 5: Bernardin Joseph

DOB: 2nd Feb 1928 Time 2-00 EST (+5.00) Columbia, SC Lat: 34 N 00; Long: 81 W 02

This male has a Vrischika Lagna (Scorpio), and he has a Makara (Capricorn) Sun sign Lagna.  The 6th lord is hemmed between two malefics, the Sun and Saturn/Ketu.

In the final conclusion, the Sun’s association with a malefic and the 6th lord, gives bone disease and ensures osteoporosis as it gives prolonged disease which may affect nutritional deficiency in bones.

Remedial Measures

  1. Make the Sun strong by chanting Aditya Hridyam Strotra.
  2. Regular Sun Salutation /Surya Namaskara is a great remedy.
  3. If the Sun is afflicted by Rahu, then the Pitru dosha remedy is to be employed.
  4. Take Calcium rich foods like Tila, dry fruits and beans, etc.
  5. Calcuria Phose with proper potency is a Must for all bone disease.
  6. Avoid gas producing foods like cabbage, cauliflower, and too much Dal (cereals/lentils) to avoid degeneration of calcium. Other commonly known gas producing food items besides Cabbages are asparagus, brussels, sprouts, and broccoli.
  7. Care must be taken with excess use of sugar which reduces calcium level in the body.
  8. Use enzyme foods like buttermilk (Sour Milk), chhenna (unripened curd cheese), and curd (Plain Yoghurt)”
  9. If you are using milk and it is not getting digested use orange or lemon before or after milk intake.

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