is a common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures. It is a paroxysmal behavioral spell generally caused by an excessive disorderly discharge of cortical nerve cells of the brain and can range from clinically undetectable (electrographic seizures
) to convulsions. Some definitions of epilepsy require that seizures be recurrent
but others require only a single seizure combined with brain alterations which increase the chance of future seizures.
In many cases a cause cannot be identified; however, factors that are associated include brain trauma, strokes, brain cancer, and drug and alcohol misuse among others.
Epileptic seizures result from abnormal, excessive or hypersynchronous neuronal activity in the brain About 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, and nearly 80% of epilepsy occurs in developing countries. Epilepsy becomes more common as people age. Onset of new cases occurs most frequently in infants and the elderly Epileptic seizures may occur in recovering patients as a consequence of brain surgery.[
Epilepsy is usually controlled, but not cured, with medication. However, more than 30% of people with epilepsy do not have seizure control even with the best available medications. Surgery may be considered in difficult cases. Not all epilepsy syndromes are lifelong – some forms are confined to particular stages of childhood. Epilepsy should not be understood as a single disorder, but rather as syndromic with vastly divergent symptoms, all involving episodic abnormal electrical activity in the brain and numerous seizures.
What Is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain sometimes signal abnormally. Neurons normally generate electrochemical impulses that act on other neurons, glands, and muscles to produce human thoughts, feelings, and actions. In epilepsy, the normal pattern of neuronal activity becomes disturbed, causing strange sensations, emotions, and behaviour or sometimes convulsions, muscle spasms, and loss of consciousness. During a seizure, neurons may fire as many as 500 times a second, much faster than normal. In some people, this happens only occasionally; for others, it may happen up to hundreds of times a day
Astrological combinations of epilepsy as laid down in classics.
Epilepsy may be on account of Tridosha. This may arise on account of dining at odd hours, over eating, deficient food or improper food habits. These details can be gleaned from ascendant and Moon and Ascendant lord. Food habits can be gleaned from 2nd house and 6th house.
According to Saravali, a person may suffer on account of Epilepsy.
(a) If Saturn is in the ascendant with Rahu or Moon with the lord of 6th, 8th or 12th house.
(b) Moon in the ascendant with Rahu and aspected by Saturn, Mars or lord of 6th house.
(c) Mercury and Rahu in the ascendant associated or aspected by the lord of 6th house.
(d) Venus with Rahu in 7th aspected by Mars or Saturn or the lord of the 6th house.
(e) Jupiter aspected by the lord of 6th, 8th, 12th and occupying 6th, 8th or 12th house.
(f) Lord of the ascendant in 6th, 8th or 12th house and is associated with Rahu, Mars or Saturn.
In addition to these, it is also observed that affliction of Moon is also responsible for Epilepsy.
Amongst the various planets Rahu is the most dreaded one for the Moon. He is even called Chandra rVimardana . On the other hand the Moon is the significator of emotions and consciousness. If the Moon as lord of the 4th be in the 6th, 8th or 12th and it falls under the evil influence of Rahu by conjunction or aspect etc. and there be no benefic influence on the
Moon, the emotions and consciousness are adversely affected, giving rise to dreaded affliction known as Epilespy. As lord of the 4th, the Moon will be absolute representative of the emotional side of mind and /therefore Moon’s affliction in the manner described above will definitely cause a serious disease of the mind and consciousness.
- 107 Sarvartha Chintamani epilepsy (apasmaara) weak Moon in + rahu + satun in the 8th
- 108 Sarvartha Chintamani epilepsy (apasmaara) weak Moon in + rahu + satun + mars in the 8th
- 109 Shambu Hora Prakasa 14 epilepsy (apasmaara) Sun + Moon + Mars in Lagna / 8th along with /aspected by malefics
- 110 Jatakaadesha 8 epilepsy (apasmaara) maha roga Moon + Venus in Kendra & Malefics in 5th /8th
- 111 Shambu Hora Prakasa 14 epilepsy (apasmaara) satya madaa Moon + Mercury in kendra aspected by malefics
- 112 Shambu Hora Prakasa 14 epilepsy (apasmaara) satya madaa Malefics in 5th & 8th
- 113 Shambu Hora Prakasa 14 epilepsy (apasmaara) satya madaa Satun + Mars in 6th / 8th +
- Parivesha + Jupiter NOT in kendra or trikona
- 114 Veerasimhavaloka Epilepsy apasmaara Sun + Saturn + Mars in the 8th
- 115 Sarvartha Chintamani Epillepsy (Apasmaara) Saturn + Mars in 6th / 8th
- 116 Sarvartha Chintamani Epillepsy (Apasmaara) Jupiter in Kendra + Malefics in 6th + 8th + 12th house
- 117 Sarvartha Chintamani Epillepsy (Apasmaara) All the malefics in the 8th & Moon + Venus in Kendra.
Sixth lord conjunct lagna lord and 8th lord ,7th and 2nd lord and marak mars .Mercury combust ,moon conjunct saturn in 10th,Combust and afflicted mercury is under aspect from 4th and 5th lord saturn ,rahu from 8th house.. Lord of 64th navamsa is mercury and lord of 22nd drekana is saturn. Whenever mercury is combust and under heavy malefic influence it calls for disease related to nervous disorder specifically if mercury own or is in any of dushsthana houses ie 6th,8th or 12th.
Almost all of the combinations given as per classics mentioned above do not apply to this chart ,so i would advice readers to practice the same on many charts to arrive at a methodology.