Astrology of Asthma

·         What Is Asthma?
·         Asthma (AZ-ma) is a chronic (long-term) lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning.
·         Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood.
·         Asthma has no cure. Even when you feel fine, you still have the disease and it can flare up at any time.
·         However, with today’s knowledge and treatments, most people who have asthma are able to manage the disease. They have few, if any, symptoms. They can live normal, active lives and sleep through the night without interruption from asthma.
·         If you have asthma, you can take an active role in managing the disease.
Respiratory System
The respiratory system supplies oxygen to the blood and removes carbon dioxide.
Lungs, larynx, pharynx, trachea, bronchi


  • The brain monitors respiratory volume and blood gas levels.
  • The brain regulates respiratory rate.
Mental functions, creativity, collar bones, breathing & even blinking
Heart, Lungs, water retention, blood flow, digestive motion, and cellular moisture
Governs mental functions, breathing, navel bones and lower abdomen
Plays most important role in bone density, distribution of calcium & fortifying vitamins, shanks & breathing
Vata (Wind)
Air and Akasha
Prana Vata
Chest region
Udana Vata
Thoracic and throat region
Samana Vata
Hearth and navel region
Vyana Vata
Hearth and circulatory vessels
Apana Vata
Pelvic region
Pitta (Bile)
Fire and Water
Pachaka Pitta
Liver and pancreas
Ranjaka Pitta
Liver and spleen
Sadhaka Pitta
Alochaka Pitta
Bhrajaka Pitta
Kapha (Mucus)
Water and Earth
Kledaka Kapha
Avalambaka Kapha
Hearth, chest and lower back regions
Bodhaka Kapha
Mouth, Tongue and throat
Tarpaka Kapha
Head (cerebrospinal fluid)
Sleshaka Kapha

In medical astrology, various ailments and body parts are ruled by different planets, signs, and houses. The lungs, for example, relate to Mercury, Gemini, and/or the 3rd house. Asthma relates to them also, as well as (secondarily) to the moon and Cancer. Generally an affliction to the rulers, especially amongst them if there is  more than one, tells the story. 

Asthma—Pointers in a birth chart

If the Karaka of a house is in the 6th house
Associated with Saturn and Rahu, the native suffers
From a chronic disease indicated by the house in

Planets: Saturn, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, and Mercury.
Houses in Birth Chart: 4th House from Lagna

 Leo Simha; Gemini Mithuna;
Libra Thula; Aquarius Kumba.

Cold and coughAsthma, BronchitisNervous debility
Disease related to heart and lung
Planet Saturn could cause this disease as he governs breathing
4th House from Lagna and/or House Leo Simha being 5th house of Zodiac,
to be studied for any ailment due to breathing. Âs leo rules over heart, spinal
and Arota.
House Leo is said to play important for lead in tracing this disease.
Saturn is responsible to cause worst and chronic disease. When Saturn with its
3rd, 7th or 10 th aspect afflicts the 4th house (4th house from Lagna
house) or Leo, the natal of that birth chart will have the disease. It is an
incurable and irksome disease. 4th house in a birth chart rules over heart,
chest and lungs.  Moon governs the heart. Leo is a fiery and hot sign owned by
If any fiery or hot Planet like Mars is positioned in Leo, could indicate
the presence of this disease. Then, Mercury rules over Nerves. If Mercury is
positioned in Leo in birth chart, heart troubles due to nervous disorders is
bound to occur. This could cause asthmatic tendencies..
Jupiter rules over Liver and Lungs. When Jupiter afflicts in Leo, asthma as
well as pleurisy is likely to occur. However affliction and cause due to above
by Saturn will be the main pointer for this disease. Further, Mars
Mercury and Sun in the 6th house of Moon could also be the reason to indicate
respiratory system troubles and asthma.

  • Mars is a fiery planet and when afflicted in Leo, it causes overheating of the blood, produces animals heat in the body and gives heart-pain, suffocation, fainting.  Mercury rules over our nerves and if it is in Leo, he gives heart-troubles due to nervous disorders, and causes asthmatic tendencies.
  • The fourth house in a birth-chart rules over the heart, chest and lungs. It is said that Moon governs the heart.  The fifth house of the zodiac i.e. Leo plays a great part in causing this disease.  It is also confirmed that Leo rules the heart, spinal cord and aorta.  The sign Leo is a fiery and hot sign and if any fiery or hot planets be posited at the birth-chart in Leo, the native will come across asthmatic tendencies.
  • Saturn governs our breath and so he may be regarded as the main planet causing asthma, as in asthma, breathing difficulty causes much trouble.  When Saturn afflicts the 5th house of the Zodiac i.e. Leo, the person becomes liable for bronchial or asthmatic attacks.  Saturn is an obstructive planet by nature and when he afflicts any planet in Leo, he acts as a retarding influence impeding the circulation of blood to and from the heart.  Saturn, being a regarding influence prevents elimination of wastes from the body and clogs the system.
Sixth lord sign is cancer and is afflicted by rahu while its dispositor  is Saturn the significator of all chronic diseases it is also lord of ascendent and 12th house and is significator of prana vayu or breathing as well.Sixth lord moon conjunct the rahu is aspected by Mars from 8th house,while 8th lord is combust in a maraka house .Sun, venus and mercury lend an aspect to ascendent.Sixth lord moon is in nakshatra of  saturn the MD  lord while Ad lord venus is in nakshatra  of ketu .Venus also lords over 4th house of the horoscope significator of lungs so the dasha sequence of saturn -venus operating from birth itself leads to the disease.