A depression is a mood disorder characterised by low mood, a feeling of sadness and a general loss of interest in things. Everyone experiences depression now a days but we try to come out of it or make an effort to come of it. but, if the depression is abnormal , being extreme or unexpected or inexplicable for normal behaviour, then it is called as mental illness or depression.
According to astrology MOON is the karaka of MIND.MOON’s affliction determines the status of the mind of the native.
AFFLICTIONS TO MOON:
The MOON suffers affliction when it is weak, placed in 6, 8, 12 houses and under the PAC of malefics
Combinations for mental illness:
Astrological texts have given certain combinations for depression.
1. If moon is in PAC with natural malefics.
2. If moon is in a KENDRUMA YOGA and aspected by malefics.
3. If moon is closer to the SUN , then it fails to give good results’
4. If the 4th house/4th lord is under the PAC of malefics.
HOW DO WE ASSESS THE MENTAL HEALTH OF THE NATIVE :
The following points thus need attention for the assessment of the mental health of the native
This is the significator of mind. The state of the mind reflects upon the strength of type of the moon.It indicates feelings, emotions , mental compatibility.
Signifies the nervous system, logic and intellect with reasoning and understanding.
A benefic JUPITER is the significator of maturity and wisdom. so, we need a good Jupiter without any affliction. When MOON, MERCURY, JUPITER are strong and well placed, the native will generally will have a sound mind, good reasoning and a mature wisdom. If these 3 planets are afflicted , then there are very good chances of mental illness.
4. 5th HOUSE
The 5th house is the house of thinking, imagination, logic and wisdom.For a sound mental health, the sth house should be devoid of any malefic influence through PAC.
5. LAGNA AND SIGN MESHA:
MESHA is the first house of the KAALAPURUSHA . The LAGNA is the first house of the horoscope of the native . Hence, these two should be without afflictions.
6. MALEFIC AND BENEFIC YOGAS:
Certain benefic and malefic yogas in a horoscope may promote the cause of mental illness.
REMEDIES FOR DEPRESSION:
1. Worshiping lord SHIVA by offering water or an abhishek to shivling will give good results.
2. If moon is placed in 6,8,12 houses and weakly placed or in the pac of malefics then wearing a silver pendant of moon around the neck helps or wearing a pearl or moon stone in a ring or in any other form also helps.