One would be more interested in knowing one’s own fortunes and misfortunes than those of others, however, be they near and dear to one. After all, self comes first in the case of all ordinary human beings.
In certain cases, the natives themselves may not be in a position to understand the planetary combinations that contribute to their own physical and mental defects, physical deformities or other misfortunes. Mentally retarded persons and children could be among such natives. In the case of children, it is the duty of the parents to have their horoscopes read to know what the future holds in store for them (their children) and in the case of a mentally retarded person it is the duty of a family elder or a well-meaning relative or a friend to have his horoscope read.
Therefore knowledge about a possible misfortune gained through the reading of the horoscope in many instances would enable the native or his/her guardian to necessary timely preventive action.
Following are a few planetary positions that cause physical and mental defects, physical deformities and other misfortune to a native.
- If born into Cancer Lagna when Moon is receiving the malefic aspect of both Saturn and Mars, the native would be a hunch-back.
- If born into Leo Lagna and aspected by Saturn and Mars, the native would become blind.
- If Mars and Venus occupy the 7th House while being aspected by a malefic, the native would suffer from a diseased kidney. He would come to a premature death after a period of suffering from kidney and bladder troubles.
- If born when Moon posited in the Lagna is hemmed in by Saturn and Mars, and Sun is in the 7th, the native would suffer from Leukoderma. The native would suffer from this skin disease even when Moon is the Lagna hemmed in by Saturn and Mars.
- If the birth occurs when Moon is in the 10th, Mars in the 7th and Saturn in the 2nd sign from Sun, the native would have deformed limbs.
- If born when Moon is in Aries, Cancer or Leo Navamsa of the Sagittarius sign with either Mars or Saturn or while being aspected by one of them, the native would be a leper.
- If born when Sun, Moon, Mars and Saturn are posited in the 2nd, 8th, 6th, and the 12th Houses the native would go blind.
- If Sun, Moon, Mars and Saturn occupy the 3rd, 5th, 9th and the 11th Houses respectively at birth, the native would be a deaf person.
- If Mars and Saturn are posited in the 9th House when an eclipsed Sun is in the Lagna, the native would be born blind.
- Jupiter in the Lagna and Mars in the 7th cause the native insane.
- If born when Saturn is in the Lagna, Mars is either in the 5th or the 9th, the native would go insane.
- If Sun posited in either in the 5th or the 9th is aspected by only malefics, the native would suffer from defective vision. If Rahu is posited in the Lagna and Moon in the 6th at birth, the native would be an epileptic.
- If Rahu is posited in the Lagna and Saturn is in the 6th, the native would be an epileptic.
- If born into Leo Lagna which is aspected by Venus, the native would suffer from eye disease.
- If Venus is posited in the 7th when Jupiter, Sun, Mars and Rahu occupy Houses ruled by malefics, the native would wallow in perpetual misery.
- Those born when malefics occupy the four quadrants and the 2nd House would eke out their living by begging even if they were born into wealthy families.
- If born when malefics are posited in the Lagna, 7th and the 12th Houses and benefics in the 2nd the native would have no friends or associates and would be compelled to lead a solitary life.
- If all planets are posited in the 6th, 8th, and the 12th, the native would suffer from want though he is highly respected wherever he is.