Psoriasis is an immune-mediated
disease that affects the skin. It is
typically a lifelong condition. There is
currently no cure, but various treatments
can help to control the symptoms.
Psoriasis occurs when the immune system
mistakes a normal skin cell for a pathogen,
and sends out faulty signals that cause
overproduction of new skin cells. It is not
contagious. Psoriasis has been linked to
an increased risk of stroke, and treating
high blood lipid levels may lead to
improvement. There are five types of
psoriasis: plaque, gutate, inverse, pustular,
and erythrodermic. The most common
form, plaque psoriasis, is commonly
seen as red and white hues of scaly
patches appearing on the top first layer
of the epidermis (skin). Some patients,
though, have no dermatological signs or
symptoms. The name psoriasis (ψωρίασις)
is from the Greek language, meaning
roughly “itching condition” (psora “itch” +
-sis “action, condition”).
In plaque psoriasis, skin rapidly accumulates
at these sites, which gives it a silvery-white
appearance. Plaques frequently occur on
the skin of the elbows and knees, but can
affect any area, including the scalp, palms
of hands and soles of feet, and genitals. In
contrast to eczema, psoriasis is more likely
to be found on the outer side of the joint.
The disorder is a chronic recurring condition
that varies in severity from minor localized
patches to complete body coverage.
Fingernails and toenails are frequently
affected (psoriatic nail dystrophy) and
can be seen as an isolated sign. Psoriasis
can also cause inflammation of the
joints, which is known as psoriatic arthritis.
Between 10% and 30% of all people with
psoriasis also have psoriatic arthritis.
Diseases due to afflictions of the Karakas
If the Karaka of a house is in the 6th
house associated with Saturn and Rahu,
the native suffers from a chronic disease
indicated by the house in Question.
• What causes diseases ?
• Saturn and Rahu are slow moving
planets and are said to be huge in form
(symbolically). Therefore , the diseases
caused by them are long lasting and
Mercury - As it rules over immune system
Saturn - For all chronic diseases and skin
6th lord, 8th lord and 11th lord ( because
11 th is 6th from 6th and significator of
Jupiter for expansion as karak for 11th
Rahu and ketu for sudden onset .
• Mercury represents memory and
intelligence. Weak nervous system, skin
problems, allergies, hay fever, Obsessive
Compulsive Disorders, confusion, weak
mind, lack of memory are some of the
effects of malefic Mercury.
-Saturn itself is considered a planet
of diseases, sorrows and old age.
Rheumatic pains, nervous disorders,
arthritis, bone problems, fractures,
paralysis, osteoporosis, severe depression
and old age related diseases etc. are
the indicator of malefic Saturn.
Mercury Cold and dry. Relates to the
nervous system and to nervous
Jupiter Expansive, nourishing, warm and
moist, sanguine. Relates to the
blood circulation, liver and fat
metabolism and cellular nutrition.
Saturn Contracting, slowing, binding,
restricting, hardening, devitalising,
cold and dry, melancholic.
Sign- Libra ,Aquarius for skin.
Saturn/ Mars relationship is almost a prerequisite
in all skin ailments.
As per Ayurveda, a skin disease happens
due to imbalance of Fire and water element
and is mostly pitta in dosha.
Lord of 6th is conjunct with the 8th lord, Saturn
and Venus and aspected by retrograde
Jupiter from 11th house and Rahu from 1st
house ,so we have afflicted 6th lord Mercury,
8th lord Sun, 5th and 10th lord Venus and
lord of ascendant or lagna aturn all under
the malefic aspect of Rahu and functional
malefic Jupiter the planet of expansion,
here Jupiter is in nakshatra of Saturn thus in
control of Saturn.While aturn is in nakshatra
of 8th lord Sun.There are two grah yuddhas
in the horoscope. Rahu defeats Mars in
planetary war and venus defeats Saturn the
lagna lord here rendering it weak to pep
up the immune system.More so lords of 64th
Navamsa is Mercury and 22nd Drekkana Sun.
The native was first diagnosed with Psoriasis
in 1997 in MD of Rahu and AD-Jupiter then in
2000 it was a full blown disease; the dasha
sequence was Rahu-Saturn.
Lord of ascendant Mercury is in5th under
aspect from 6th lord situated in 8th. Saturn/
Mercury combination is responsible for skin
ailments, Jupiter aspects the 11th house,
it also makes a relation with 6th lord Saturn
through 8th and 3rd lord Mars. Lord of 64th
Navamsa and 22nd Drekkana is Jupiter.
Jupiter is again in nakshatra of Saturn (
anuradha). This again is a case of psoriasis.
Ascendent lord in 8th house in RKA with
11th and 2nd lord Mercury, Saturn aspects
lagna lord, Mercury and Rahu as 6th and 7th
lord,Jupiter as 8th and 5th lord also aspects
the the troika of planets as mentioned earlier
in the 8th house 64th Navmsa lord is Sun
and 22nd Drekkana lord is Jupiter. Saturn,
Mercury link and Jupiter’s expansion mode
to lord of 11th or 11th house is once again
a common factor here hinting at Psoriasis.