Mental Health in Vedic Astrology

Many a times we have found ourselves in situations where we are supposed to be happy, but for some weird reason we’re not. We are supposed to be content with how far we’ve come, but something just always doesn’t feel right. It’s a frustrating state of mind to be in, and you probably blame yourself when this happens to you. What you don’t know however, is that this is faced by the majority of the world’s population. Now that talks around mental illnesses are getting less stigmatized, thousands of people have become more comfortable opening up about their daily struggles with their mind. Now we'll talk about mental health in Vedic astrology.

It’s important to understand that the roots of these mental health issues reach far beyond our own mind and body, and they stem from otherworldly objects that aren’t visible to the naked eye. Here we’ll be discussing Vedic Astrology’s implications in mental health concerns, to hopefully give you a more informed outlook on your battles with yourself.

Types of Mental Illnesses

There are several types of mental illnesses, all caused by different permutations and combinations of the positions of the 12 signs and plants in astrology. Each one has distinct symptoms, onset, intensity, and recovery. Vedic astrology acts as a guide in this aspect, enlightening us on which ones we should be extra cautious of, and what the perfect treatments are.

Following are the types of mental illnesses most commonly observed in children and adults alike:

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Dissociation
  • Eating disorders (eg. Anorexia, binge eating)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Trauma

The reason behind Mental Illness

The main reason behind mental illness is a lack of balance between the mind, body, and intellect. This imbalance can be traced back to childhood trauma, other traumatic incidents, and even genetics, where you inherit these traits from your parents or another relative.

How do planets cause mental illness?

The moon plays a big role in our mental health status, along with mercury and Jupiter. The way they do so will be further discussed here:

  • The Moon - The positioning and severity of the Moon play a major role in the mental health of a person. There are two aspects of this : a balanced moon and an imbalanced moon.

An imbalanced moon results in precariousness, mood swings, hyper-sensitivity, a feeling of melancholy, and extreme anger. The reasoning behind this is that the moon symbolizes water, and our bodies are 70 per cent water. Therefore, if the moon is weak it disrupts the water in your body, leading to the aforementioned symptoms.

A balanced moon, on the other hand, keeps a person grounded and happy. It makes them emotionally stable and also gives them control over their moods.

The combinations in a horoscope that lead to the moon getting disturbed can be observed in the Lagna Chart. The moon gets weak if there’s a relation between the 6th, 8th, and 12th lord, which leads to mental problems for you.

  • Moon and Saturn Effect - This is when the moon gets affected by Saturn. It’s a commonly known fact that Saturn is a dry planet and when within the proximity of the moon, the fluids in the moon will get afflicted, affecting you in turn. This will lead to bouts of depression and stress.
  • Moon and Rahu Effect - Rahu is a planet that doesn’t exist in the physical plane, it’s more of a concept. Therefore, when it comes in the vicinity of the moon and disturbs it, you are given illusions or scary sights that aren’t physical. These are traits of illnesses like phobias, hallucinations, schizophrenia, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, and depression. The culmination of all these can even make a person narcissistic, sociopathic, or psychopathic.
  • Other Moon Effects - When the moon is wedged between two planets, when both sides of the moon are empty, and when the 2nd and 12th positions from the moon are not filled by planets, restlessness is caused in the human. They tend to feel alone and like they have no one in the world.
  • Mercury - In Eastern Astrology, Mercury symbolizes the mind and controls all its activities. It’s also in charge of the central and peripheral nervous system of our body. Therefore, if your Mercury is aligned properly, you’ll be incisive, insightful, and imaginative. But one flaw in its positioning can lead to depression and nerves.
  • Jupiter - Jupiter is the epitome of sense and sensibility according to Vedic Astrology. A good positioning of Jupiter leads to a logical, quick and deft mind, while the opposite makes you scare easily, have questionable judgments and have an extremely low attention span. These culminate to deteriorate your mental and physical health.


Rajnee R. Garg is an expert in the matters of celestial bodies and their involvement in people’s daily lives. She’s always been interested in this topic, and was born with a particularly keen eye for this subject. She decided long back that she wanted to help people solve their issues and lead healthy, balanced lives- which she has succeeded in doing. Her approach isn’t conventional in terms of Science but her practice implements ideas from all fields that have been tried, tested, and approved after years of careful research. Her knowledge in Hypnotherapy, Crystal Healing, Pranic Healing and many more fields have allowed her to help people get out of their toxic relationships, poor financial status, mental health issues, and many more problems that plague our society today.

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