Depression and Astrology
Depression is a very common problem nowadays. What is depression? Actually, it is a state of mind in which the person doesn’t feel happy or good and sometimes people have depression without any reason. Some people have all happiness in life, yet they suffer from depression. Sometimes it occurs due to failures in life, career, love life disturbed that can lead to depression. Some people can’t handle depression due to weakness of mind and the severity of depression takes place due to the position of planets and stars in the horoscope. The reason of depression can also be astrologically founded.
What Causes Depression?
It is caused by the damaged state if mind. Mind is represented by the planet Moon in astrological science. Moon is the receiver of everything that is good and bad. We all feel happy if we have good things in life but when there are no good things in life we feel bad and unhappy. There are combinations of Moon with other planets that can cause mental illness/ depression.
Moon with Saturn, Rahu, and Ketu can give depression. Debilitated Moon, Mercury and Jupiter can give depression.
Moon sitting with Saturn (conjunction), makes person mind heavy. Saturn is fear and limitation. It brings aloofness. Moon is the peace of mind and it wants happiness. The Saturn and the Moon combination make one depressive by putting extra burden and responsibility and feeling of heaviness on emotional side.
Another reason for depression is when Moon sitting with Ketu (conjunction). Ketu is the south node of the Moon, it’s our subconscious thinking. Ketu is headless body that compels to us to think what is beyond this world, it represents spirituality, nothingness and not interest in materialistic world. When Moon conjunction with the planets in 6th, 8th, and 12 house makes person more related to depression because Moon is not happy in these houses. If Moon is exalted in Taurus sign where mind is stable, it may not give problem but if debilitated and sitting with the Saturn, Rahu and Ketu may give depression.
In some Nakshatras, Moon is not comfortable. Ashlesha nakshatra which fall in Moon’s own sign Cancer sign but it is most emotionally turbulent nakshatra. Vishakha Nakshatra in which Moon loses its mental peace due to lot of jealous problems makes person prone to depression. Good Jupiter saves a person from depression and many evil effect on life. Any aspect Jupiter in these combinations makes person hopeful and inspired about life. Jupiter gives wisdom, hope and inspiration to life. So if we want happiness in life we should try to respect planet Jupiter.
Life is not only about happiness all the time; we should understand that there is something that is bigger than personal happiness. We should learn to accept life that we cannot achieve everything in life so that we can manage depression.
Remedy for depression:
• Do regular “ Pranayama”, breathing exercises which help to calm the mind.
• Pour water or milk on Shivling. Lord Shiva is the infinite field of possibilities, he is the ultimate power, it is universe that tries to connect with the universal power.
• Do meditation regularly, it helps to bring peace in life and also gives strength to fight with the unpleasant things.