Depression and astrology.

Astrology of depression the depressed state of mind.

Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behaviour  feelings and sense of well-being. Depressed people may feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, worried,helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, hurt, or restless. They may lose interest in activities that once were pleasurable, experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentrating, remembering details, or making decisions, and may contemplate or attempt suicide. Insomnia, excessive, fatigue, loss of energy, or aches, pains, or digestive problems that are resistant to treatment may also be present.
Depression is very common now a day. Everyone experiences depression and stress in his life. But we soon come out from this state due to our thinking process and efforts. It becomes a serious matter if depression punches very often and we become the victim of it. Tendency of getting depression can also be located in a horoscope.

Depressed mood is not necessarily a psychiatric disorder. It may be a normal reaction to certain life events, a symptom of some medical conditions, or a side effect of some drugs or medical treatments. Depressed mood is also a primary or associated feature of certain psychiatric syndromes such as clinical depression.
Life events and changes that may precipitate depressed mood include childbirth, menopause, financial difficulties, job problems, loss of a loved one/family member or friend, natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. relationship troubles, separation, bereavement and catastrophic injury.
There are four astrological signs which are inherently prone to depression – Scorpio, Capricorn, Gemini and Sagittarius.  These signs tend to express their problems through the symbol of depression in their own particular mode.
 
Astrological significators of Psychiatric Problems:

Moon is mind and mercury rules nerves, intelligence and communications and  capabilities controlled by the brain.

 Saturn-Liz Greene calls Saturn “the membrane which separates the personal  unconscious    from the  collective unconscious“. 
 Saturn has a natural rulership over places and conditions that are cold, dark,  oppressive, or  defined through weakness, decay or hard physical labour. It is the  lord of winter, the enemy of  the Sun, the symbol for the authoritarian father or the  unswerving law caster who cares less  about the spirit of personal morality than  obedience to structures that serve a collective  purpose. Saturn calls for loss, denial  and sacrifice wherever our immediate ego-driven  interests conflict with wider needs  or our own future evolution. As the ‘Grim Reaper’ Saturn  appears only to be  concerned with bringing denial to our hopes and expectations,
Houses:
First as it rules head.
The fourth it rules mental peace and is sukh sthaan
Fifth rules intelligence and emotions.
Sixth diseases and nerves, psychiatric problems, nervous breakdowns etc.
 Significant Signs:Cancer and Leo.
  • Depression: the fifth house
  • Emotional Peace: the fifth and Moon
  • Mental Peace: the fourth and Moon
  • Nervous Control: the sixth and Mercury
  • General Karaka (significator) for the fifth: Jupiter
  • General Karaka (significator) for the fourth: Moon and Venus
  • Combust mercury- Is indicator of mental and nervous disorders
Mercury(the analytical ability) in affliction combustion etc causes anxiety leading to depression, nervous breakdowns, hypertension, and insomnia.
The third house and Mercury rule mental growth.
The third house and Mars rule initiatives.
The fourth house rules the power to comprehend and is indicative of mental peace.
Fifth house means intelligence, emotional setup, and passion
Weak and afflicted planets connected to third, fourth, 5th and sixth house may result in mental maladies  for the native, and  can lead to anything from anxiety and depression, in severe cases to full blown manic episodes.
Both the sixth house and Mercury rule nervous control, which also factors into consideration when assessing determinants for anxiety.
As per ayur vedic astrology 5th lord or 8th lord are responsible for chitta roga or diseases due to brain damage.

Birth data from Astrodatabank– http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Main_Page?midx=2

Starting from the first house we have rahu as dispositor of lagna lord under aspect from 3rd ,4th ,5th lord , while 6th aand lagan lord is under the aspect of saturn ,mars and rahu  so we have a afflicted 1st and 6th lord .Sign scorpio is heavily afflicted moon and mercury are combust ,as discussed above moon and mercury ,weak ,combust or afflicted lead to depressive bouts or mental maladies.Another significance of afflicted 5th lord mercury is that it triggers chitta rog ( mental or nervous disorder)in this chart.So here we have a clear cut case of depression.

This is a chart of American depressed female who collected disability as an emotionally disabled individual; has never worked. She sustained massive depression when both parents died in the same year and made a “gesture” of attempted suicide 5/04/1981 to gain attention of her psychiatrist. She has spent some time in Camarillo.