Vedic Astrology Part 27

About Astrology, the Science of Time, an indicative science which indicates events happening in the Four Dimensional Space-Time Continuum, the Eternal Continuum in which we exist, live and breathe

The Ecliptic is tenanted by 27 constellations,Guest Posting each one of them spread over an arc of 13 degrees 20 minutes

The Limbs of the Sidereal Zodiac Name of Constellation Deg Min Deg Min1. Beta Arietis ( Aswini ) 00 00 13 202. 41 Arietis ( Bharani ) 13 20 26 403. Eta Tauri ( Karthika ) 26 40 40 004. Alpha Tauri ( Rohini ) 40 00 53 205. Lamda Orionis ( Mrigasira ) 53 20 66 406. Alpha Orionis ( Aridra ) 66 40 80 007. Beta Geminorum ( Punarvasu ) 80 00 93 208. Delta Cancri ( Pushya ) 93 20 106 409. Alpha Cancri ( Aslesha ) 106 40 120 0010. Alpha Leonis ( Magha ) 120 00 133 2011. Delta Leonis ( Pubba ) 133 20 146 4012. Beta Leonis ( Uttara ) 146 40 160 0013. Delta Corvi ( Hasta ) 160 00 173 2014. Alpha Virginis ( Chitra ) 173 20 186 4015. Alpha Bootis ( Chothi ) 186 40 200 0016. Beta Librae ( Vishakam) 200 00 213 2017. Delta Scorpi ( Anuradha) 213 20 226 4018. Alpha Scorpi ( Jyeshta ) 226 40 240 0019. Lamda Scorpi ( Moola ) 240 00 253 2020. Delta Sagittari ( Poorvashad ) 253 20 266 4021. Delta Sagittari ( Uthrashad ) 266 40 280 0022. Alpha Aquilae ( Sravana ) 280 00 293 2023. Alpha Delphini ( Dhanishta ) 293 20 306 4024. Lamda Aquari ( Satabhisha) 306 40 320 0025. Alpha Pegasi ( Poorvabhadra) 320 00 333 2026. Alpha Andromeda ( Uttrarabhadra) 333 20 346 4027. Zeta Piscium ( Revathi ) 346 40 360 00

The Effects of being born in the 27 Constellations

Birth Constellation is the constellation where the Moon is posited in your sidereal horoscope.

The Birth Constellation is all important as it rules your destiny. The K P System of Sidereal Astrology lays prime emphasis on the Birth Constellation. Here we give the effects of being born under different constellations. ( Those who do not know their Birth Star can email to mailto:[email protected]?subject=BirthStar )

Beta Arietis : Ashwini – Aswathy

Ashwini borns are self made men even though they get help generally from others. They may be opposed by their relatives. Devotion to the Almighty, good awareness , wisdom , high IQ, high MQ are expected. Their life will be plagued by problems and sometimes they who have been an adept in budget planning find it difficult to economise. They always think about the pros and cons before taking a decision Even their wife will not be able to change them if once they decide. Great sense of responsibility they exude. They find it particular to keep everything neat and clean. Prosperous life with wife barring minor rifts. They are strong with pleasing manners. They derive happiness from children. Their administrative ability surfaces but their tolerance level is low. They have deep sympathy for people. They are tormented by unnecessary worries from boyhood. Beware of these diseases – Injury in the head – concussion in the brain- thrombosis- nose-bleed- fainting- epilepsy – dizziness- neuralgia -insomnia- meningitis- intestinal and stomach troubles. Nature – Avaricious- extravagant- dispute with brothers – fond of ornaments – two wives – service in factory or government departments. Gemstone – Wearing Cat’s Eye can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. 41 Arietis : Bharani Bharani borns are high principled even from boyhood. Knowledge comes to them automatically. They are good at analysis and their understanding is deep. They know a lot of subjects & their intellect can pierce all. They are pacifists and do not want to create problems for others. But still they will be wounded in love and many disappointing experiences manifest. They believe that duty is divine and will do well in the professional sphere. Hindrances and obstacles always come in their way and they find it difficult to act against their conscience. They may not be popular as they do not go out of the way to please people. They find it difficult to adjust to the tastes and requirements of others. They do not get dispirited and dejected in the face of adversity. This becomes a major factor for their success. Resilience after all is the major attribute. This attitude causes worries as well. They become short tempered as a result of poor tolerance. At the same time they are forgiving. Beware of these diseases – Brain troubles- headache – meningitis insomnia high fevers Nature – Aspiring – amourous – fond of sports – amusements – show display – judge – lawyer. Gemstone – Wearing Diamond can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Eta Tauri : Krittika – Karthika They will excel abroad and they undergo different types of experience. They are capable of all sorts of tricky action. They have a high sense of responsibility. They will be reputed for their skill in competitions and debates. They will not go against morality and Ethics but at the same time will enjoy and love pleasure. They will worry one problem after another. They will enjoy prosperous life with their better half. They will lack peace of mind. They are lucky to have a broadminded wife. They will come up steady in life and it is upto them to work hard and make life happier. They will have to face due share or problems on account of children. Life will be better during the second half. They are forewarned against dental problems. They can be proud of their achievements and can ignore their shortcomings. Beware of these diseases – Fevers – meningitis- brain troubles – throat troubles -nose-bleed – quinsey – gout- pimples Nature – Good health – energetic – argumentative – popular & prosperous attraction to others’ wives Gemstone – Wearing Ruby can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Alpha Tauri : Rohini – Rohini They trust people too much and this tendency is not good in a fraudulent world. They are capable of overcoming any problem but they are never systematic. They have to be careful about trusting men in business deals. They cool off fast enough even though they are systematic. They are pleased easily. They do not any financial planning. They may have to face scandals. They will earn the love and affection of their relatives. Better period turns out to be the middle and second half. They do not get the same pleasure from children. They will spend for decorative items for their better half. They are weak-minded in certain areas and the levels of tolerance and patience are low. They are capable of finding faults with others but they are harmless. Urinary problems / problems connected with lungs possible. They have to incorporate patience & perseverance. Beware of these diseases – Sore Throat – cough & cold eye-troubles ailments of legs and feet – apoplexy – menstrual trouble. Nature- Good nature – pleasant manners – fond of music art & literature- enjoys the company of opposite sex – sweet tongued – flamboyant – many sons. Gemstone – Wearing Moonstone can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Lamda Orionis : Makiryam – Mrigasira Humility is the best credential for success in life and they carry out this principle to the very end. The second half of their life span will be very comfortable . They will have professional reputation and enhancement. Pivotal role will be played by mother in their life and progress. They do not blindly believe anybody even though they respect and listen to other’s opinions. A principled life appeals to you. They will have somebody to direct and control in the early period so that the path chosen becomes the correct one. They have to understand that the real cause of progress is their life partner. Mental strength is wanting and becomes upset by triflings. They believe that cleanliness is next to godliness. Stomach problems must be kept under control. Their ego becomes a problem creator. They should curb the tendency to gossip. Beware of these diseases – Throat troubles- adenoids – fevers – nose-bleed – goitre – polypus – arms fracture – disorders of secret parts gout. Nature – Unhappy conjugal life – quick witted – fluent – magnetic -industrious and wealthy danger of accidents. Gemstone – Wearing Coral can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Alpha Orionis : Thiruvathira – Aridra A research mind and the ability to concentrate on more than one thing at a time are some of the qualities bequethed by this nodal constellation . They shine in public activities. They are cooperative and impartial. Their sincerity and honesty will pay good dividends in the long run. For their travel and staying in faraway places are favourable. They always perform far below their potential . The enemy and the hindrance for that is that they are unable to please others at any cost or bow in front of others. They feel that the satisfaction derived from their better half is below expected standards. Rifts with wife in family life even though life becomes peaceful and pleasant. Pleasure from children also becomes scarce. Medical attention is needed for blood and reproductive system. They progress well in wisdom and the gain of knowledge. They have innate ability to speculate and achieve success in speculation. Beware of these diseases – Throat troubles- mumps- gout- ear troubles- red eyes – urinary troubles. Nature – Active – fond of company of other’s wives – danger of accidents. Gemstone – Wearing Hessonite can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Beta Geminorum : – Punarvasu – Punartham They always rebel against anything unfair and untrue as they are a born gentlemen. They believe in fair play. Skill and luck combine to make them perfect artists. They tend to follow the philosophic path and give priority to respect and acceptance. Despite fiscal progress discord is rampant in the family atmosphere. They are easily pleased and irritated. They have to be careful about their words and speech. Health is good but there is an element of fear lurking around. They may be plagued by problems from children. They enjoy all the modern facilities of life. As they are born in a Jupiterian constellation there is Divine Grace and innate philosophical qualities. Jupiter gives wisdom and comfort and above all mental peace and a sense of fulfillment. Lord Rama was born in their star and all the qualities he had – viz the will to sacrifice patience purity and perseverance – they will have. Beware of these diseases – Pleurisy – bronchitis – dropsy – stomach troubles – dyspepsia – lung troubles – headache – pains in the body eye troubles. Nature – Sharp intellect- good memory – honest – sincere – reliable fond of business afraid of girls. Gemstone – Wearing Yellow Sapphire can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Delta Cancri : Pushya Pooyam They are skilled and efficient. Sometimes they work without any sense of purpose and some projects do not meet with success. They always are away from their place of domicile. They derive pleasure from travelling. They may not get much parental property. They become self made men and achieve necessary prosperity. Normally they do not get domestic happiness. They are forewarned about choosing friends. They will be misunderstood and they will misunderstand their wife as well. They are entertaining conversationalists and they can become the life of the party. They weak limb is the lungs. They have to exercise ceaseless vigilance not to jump into new ventures on their whims and fancies. They have a penchant for getting into troubled situations. They have high standards in cleanliness and dress. As they are born in a saturnine constellation they become melancholic as they reach reality levels. Beware of these diseases – Consumption- gastric ulcer- respiratory troubles- gallstones- obstruction in the bowels- jaundice- eczema pyorhea. Nature – Prudent- economical- sober- careful- attentive- troubles through children. Gemstone – Wearing Blue Sapphire can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Alpha Cancri : Ayilyam – Aslesha They are always looked at by suspicion even though they do not cheat others. They may get poor camaraderie from wife as well as pleasure from her. All that they create by hard work is not enjoyed by them. May be their children become the beneficiaries . The events that envisaged unpleasant circumstance can be forgotten as they are adepts in diverting the mind to pleasurable areas . They believe that economy is prudence and people may call them a miser. At the same time they show lavishness in many other areas. They tend to lose balance of mind when angry and tend to forget the environment as well. On certain occasions they are cool and composed. Problems are created by lack of diplomacy. They have indomitable will-power and strength of mind. Their enemies get annihilated but they can create much damage. Beware of these diseases – Stomach diseases – diseases of legs & knees -hysteria- dropsy -jaundice – neurosis. Nature – Harsh speech – witty – versatile – can imitate others – finding fault with others – jealous – clever. Gemstone – Wearing Emerald can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Alpha Leonis : Makam They are quite knowledgeable and cool and altruistic and good. They are ready to sacrifice for others and this earns them many friends as well as enemies.Their foresight is excellent and conscientious they are. High-principled and noble hearted. They are selfsufficient and their way of doing things their own way arouses envy. They are much bothered about their race and people. They are fated to face problems regarding children. Their strange personality leaves its mark on all. They are born in a nodal constellation and this makes them wise and Moksha oriented. They may get sudden flashes of intuition about the actuality of things. They will be plagued by relatives and friends who rob them much of their time. Beware of these diseases – Heart troubles – backache- gravel in kidneys fainting – spinal meningitis. Nature – Defensive – forceful – proud – unhappy conjugal life. Gemstone – Wearing Cat’s Eye can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Delta Leonis : Pooram Their straightforwardness creates enemies. They may not get the full level of progress or the full fruition of their deeds but they will not be considered as a failure. Their aesthetic sense arouses the envy of many. They prefer a peaceful life without much show and power. They are noble in all dealings and they will earn the name of a decent gentleman in society. They are destined to succeed in all that they do. Since they are not diplomatic and do not go out of the way to please people they may be confronted by many problems and obstacles. They have a big circle of friends as they are sincere and honest. Some people consider them egotistic & overconfident. They may have gas trouble & stomach related problems. A happy successful life is indicated. Marital life is good even though there may be rifts within the lute. Their love of material comforts & friends surpasses everything. Beware of these diseases – Heart troubles – diseases of legs and ankles – BP – gout – lumbago- sciatica operation. Nature – Generous – honest – cautious- fond of sweets -over sexy fond of company of other’s wives- fond of eating Gemstone – Wearing Diamond can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Beta Leonis : Uthram They are self made men blessed by many versatile qualities. They are considered lucky. They cannot curb expenditure and this takes a heavy toll of their purse. They are hedonists and pleasure seeking is their pastime. Decency and sincerity form part of their persona. They are good at heart and this earns many friends & enemies. Their levels of patience and tolerance are very low. When they get angry they lose control and forget the environment. After the spasm is over they become repentant. They are prepared to help without caring a hoot about self. Their hardwork makes them workaholics and all difficulties which they encounter are overcome by patience. They do not at all like criticism even though it is constructive. They meet all their targets in life. They are born in a solar constellation and become endowed with all the solar qualities like magnanimity, nobility & spirituality. Beware of these diseases – Intestinal and bowel disorders – sore throat – gout. Nature – First child daughter – tactful – mother longlived – separation from children in old age – more than one wife-loss of money through women. Gemstone – Wearing Ruby can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Delta Corvi : Atham They encounter occasional failures and they become melancholic as a result. Powerful hindrances appear in their path to success and they come back again into their shell. Their lack of diplomacy earns many enemies. This is a serious obstacle to their success. They are burdened by many responsibilities and problems & their financial progress is affected. Despite many rifts within the lute marital life reaches happiness level. They love regality and refuse to do any menial work. They are burdened with many responsibilities and problems and this affects their financial progress. Life is pleasant to them. They are forewarned about falling into relations which may create scandals and thereby earn the displeasure of their partner. They become lucky after marriage. Problems regarding their better half are likely. Sudden adverse effects appear on the path to progress regressing their forward movement. Beware of these diseases – Stomach troubles – Vit B deficiency eye- troubles – gout – worms – diarrhoea – dysentry – neuralgia – jaundice -skin troubles. Nature – Magician – astrologer – industrious – prudent – thievish. Gemstone – Wearing Moonstone can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Alpha Virginis : Chithra Their courage earns good laurels & They can face any sort of crisis Their abnormal skill makes them uncontrollable. They are quite stern & with tremendous will-power but may appear as affable & accomodative. In fact they do not care for even the advice of their better half. This generates enmity and opposition. They are ready to do anything for those whom they love. They tend to be too independent and this can become a negative trait under certain circumstances. They have to incorporate the spirit of interdependence. They are born in a martian constellation and all the martial qualities like courage liberal outlook and charitable nature are inherent in them. Their fortitude in the face of adversity is amazing. They are ready to do any hard work and tend to become workaholics. They are adventurous and dashing. They will do well in speculation and trade. Beware of these diseases – Bowel disorders – worms – fevers – wounds from animals – skin troubles. Nature – Fond of drinking – bold & courageous – troubles through first son – quarrelsome. Gemstone – Wearing Red Coral can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Alpha Bootis : Chothi – Swathi They are born in a nodal constellation ruled by the North Node, Rahu. They are skilled and specially talented. They cannot tolerate any kind of criticism even though it is constructive. They will be unkind towards their critics . They create more enemies with their bold and uncompromising approach. They will find it difficult to work under anybody as ego problems surface. They do not go out of the way to please people. They do not give respect easily. Scandals and blames rise as their adamant and recalcitrant behavior is known to society. They have more enemies than friends . They are fond of those who love you. Their strong will-power and sangfroid are helpful in many areas. They have to guard yourself against stomach problems. They have to make special efforts to make your domestic life happy and healthy. Their life will be subject to dire vicissitudes and they have to turn to prayer and meditation for getting mental peace. Beware of these diseases -Urinary troubles – eczema -skin troubles – leprosy – toothache. Nature – Loose temper – fond of luxuries – extravagant – troubles through children – clever in speech. Gemstone – Wearing Hessonite can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Beta Librae : Visakham They are unorthodox and give less importance to the thoughts of ancient times. They have independent views on life in general. They move away from other members of the family. They are efficient at work. They practise the principle “Economy is prudence”. They do not believe anything blindly. Their understanding and compassion and their love for all human beings are worthy of attention. On the other hand they are hedonists interested in the mundane pleasures of life. They want to enjoy at any cost and they are ready to spend anything for it. They have a prosperous life with wife and children. They are born in a Jupiterian constellation and naturally they are endowed with all the qualities of Jupiter. Patience purity and perseverance are their hallmarks. They are wise and kind. Their love universal for all creatures will earn them laurels. Their altruism and optimistic approach is excellent. Beware of these diseases -Skin eruption -diabetes – kidney trouble – headache – fevers. Nature – Ungrateful – talented – broad-minded – short-tempered – troubles in getting higher education – loss of first wife. Gemstone – Wearing Yellow Sapphire can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Delta Scorpi : Anizham They are born in a saturnine constellation and hence they face problems more than anybody else. They do not get the reward they deserve. Saturn is the melancholy planet and he can give a melancholic temperament. Unwise thinking and simplicity often put them in trouble. They are forewarned against argumentative disputes, competitions which are unhealthy & drinks. They are hedonists and sometimes go out of the way in their pleasure-seeking. This may have effects which are damaging. While luxury do not appeal to them nor fanciful dresses They do love the mundane pleasures of life. They are quite attractive to women and appeal to them with strong feelings. They do enjoy family life thoroughly with wife and children. Great patience & perseverance are imparted by Saturn and their tolerance & patience level rise. Beware of these diseases – Constipation – piles – nasal catarrh – sore throat – hipbone fracture – stomach troubles. Nature – Fond of travel – grave – cruel – vindictive – dishonest – troubles through children. Gemstone – Wearing Blue Sapphire can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Alpha Scorpi : Thrikketta They are born in a mercurial constellation and hence they are endowed with a mercurial temperament. They wax and wane and their life is marked by dire vicissitudes. They take decisions without thinking and this lack of forethought puts them in trouble. They are quite knowledgeable and they are likely to stay abroad. Their outlook is unique and their tolerance level is low when they deal with unpleasant and difficult situations. They will get a lot of relief if they speak out their problems with someone whom they trust. Independent outlook & strong will power are helpful to their progress. They do not go out of the way in pleasing people and lack of diplomacy is also a deterrent to success. Happy married life with wife. They have to control their urge to be inebriated. Scandals & blames have to be countenanced by them even though they are innocent. They will have a good house but misunderstanding with wife and children are quite possible. They feel helpless before Fate. Solution – God. Beware of these diseases – Bleeding piles – fistula – bowel disorders – pain in arms and shoulders. Nature – Ingenius – bold – witty – poisonous tongue – will not have many friends – energetic. Gemstone – Wearing Emerald can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Lamda Scorpi : Moolam They are born in a nodal constellation and hence may not the get the success they deserve particularly in the realm of Economics. Their asterism turns them to spirituality through suffering. They are associated with nobility and royalty in one way or another. They are sincere and humorous. They are born optimists and do not exercise economy which is prudence. They get contacts of powerful people. Their humility will earn laurels. They have to control the urge and the impulse to be inebriated. Their general knowledge will be excellent. Happy married life with wife. They are forewarned about health hazards. Problems due to partner or children. They may not be diplomatic which causes problems. They may have to face many a sorrow and they are bound to be melancholic. They have to turn to prayer & meditation to gain inner strength and peace. Yoga can change them totally. Beware of these diseases -Rheumatism – Sciatica – lumbago – hip diseases – pulmonary troubles. Nature – Noble – honest – God fearing. Gemstone – Wearing Cat’s Eye can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Delta Sagittari : Pooradam They are born with the divine gift of articulate speech. They are quite imaginative and they criticise others without bothering about their opinions. They may not have parental luck. Their involvement may be misunderstood by their wife . They trust people and this may land them in trouble. They do not change the words they spoke or break the promises they made and hey will be known as men of high integrity. The early part of life is a sacrifice for the family. A marriage based on sentiment or a delayed one is indicated. Their married life may not be happy. They are born in a Venusian constellation and hence all the Venusian qualities they are endowed with. They love romance and the material pleasures. Venus is the planet of Love and this asterism makes them romantic and partake all the pleasures of the mundane. Beware of these diseases – Sciatica – diabetes – gout – lung disorders – lumbago – hip knee disorders. Nature – Over-liberal – broad-minded – optimistic. Gemstone – Wearing Diamond can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Delta Sagittari : Uthradam They are subject to dire vicissitudes as they are born in a solar constellation. The solar virtues of nobility and spirituality are latent in them. They are always shrewd and calculating in their words and actions. Sudden reversals are to be expected and they have the innate ability to overcome all obstacles. They always take decisions with the people who are elder to them and whom they respect. They do not like to exhibit and demonstrate. They are always orderly and systematic. They cannot talk unpleasantly to others. Happiness is adversely affected by the ill-health of wife and progeny. They do not speak much and always are of equanimity of mind . They are always dignified and regal in behavior. If they choose politics as their field they are bound to do well as Sun rules politics. They have in depth learning and inclination towards occult sciences. Their life becomes chaotic & they have to turn to prayer and meditation to overcome the hindrances in life. Beware of these diseases – Sciatica – eye troubles – disorders of limbs – consumption – gout – toothache. Nature – Religious-minded – cheerful & benevolent – few sons – many daughters – fond of travel. Gemstone – Wearing Ruby can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Alpha Aquilae : Thiruvonam They are born in a lunar constellation. They are subject to waxing and waning like the Moon & they are subject to dire vicissitudes. They are noble in outlook and aristocratic in behavior. The reward they get in return may not be pleasant. Their love for others may not be reciprocated. They are not prepared to live a mediocre life. They want gaiety and all material comforts. They are high-principled and noble minded. They have a rugged exterior but heart of gold. Only those who are close to them understand how different they are in actuality. They are blunt and are not diplomatic. If they feel something is truth they tell it bluntly without taking into cognizance other’s feelings. They sacrifice for the growth of the family. They are of a melancholic temperament and worry about one problem or the other. There may be disappointments in life but ultimately the life with their better half will be happy. They are altruists basically and devote their life to the betterment of the human race Beware of these diseases – Skin troubles – gout – stomach troubles -heart troubles – consumption. Nature – God fearing – fond of astrology – sweet natured. Gemstone – Wearing Moonstone can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Alpha Delphini : Avittam They are born in a Martian constellation & all the martial qualities they will have. Courage fortitude & presence of mind are some of the enviable Martian qualities. They are liberal in outlook and charitable. Despite their educational background they exhibit special intellectual abilities. Their efficiency, ability and skill will earn laurels and help. They achieve good position in life. They will be worried about one thing or the other always. Self respect and Ego they prize above anything else. Do not believe others too much. They will be attracted to science & literature. They are wise and self-confident. They have to tell their partner to properly care for their health. They have to incorporate the qualities of patience & perseverance in their life. They are prone to jumping to conclusions based on incomplete facts. They have to rely on a senior man for counsel and wise words can really help them in crisis. Beware of these diseases – Diseases of leg bones – cough and cold- heart troubles – fainting – respiratory diseases – indigestion. Nature – Fond of eating – quarrelsome – shorttempered – sincere – impotent – unhappy conjugal life – separation from wife – sexually weak. Gemstone – Wearing Red Coral Eye can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Lamda Aquari : Chathayam They are born in a nodal constellation which gives unstable life. They are short tempered by nature. Their asterism is ruled by Rahu, an incendiary planet. They will be good at gambling & speculation They are good at diplomacy and rhetoric. Their life becomes chaotic as many unpleasant experiences they undergo marks its impression on them. They are subject to mental fluctuations. They are good conversationalists. Difficulties due to wife and separation is indicated. Urinary problems indicated. Their tolerance and patience levels are low. They are particular about order & systematic they are about traditional practices. They will be misunderstood by many and their life becomes unstable. They crave for mental peace and the best remedy is to turn to yoga & meditation. Bhakti Yoga can give them much needed solace from the bruises suffered in life. Beware of these diseases – Heart trouble – gout – arthritis – BP -fracture of hip bones – palpitation – eye troubles. Nature – Lazy – fond of leisure – angry – cruel – sickly wife – troubles in old age. Gemstone – Wearing Hessonite can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Alpha Pegasi : Poororuttathi They are born in a Jupiterian constellation and all the qualities of Jupiter they are endowed with right from childhood. The triple Ps of Purity Patience & Perseverance and the great quality of resilience. Jupiter stands for Justice and they will do your very best to uphold the ideals of Justice. Jupiter stands for honesty & sincerity and for the alleviation of human suffering. They will have Divine Grace when they are confronted by a bad situation. They will crave for spiritual solace and will get it in need. They are highly skilled which is conducive to professional enhancement. Their reputation will travel wide and they progress in the field of spirituality. They do not withdraw from any problem when they are involved in it. Their love and consideration always wins laurels. Beware of these diseases – Diseases of private parts – eye-troubles -small-pox – heart troubles – low BP – dropsy. Nature – Short-tempered – fond of friends – honest – sincere. Gemstone – Wearing Yellow Sapphire can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Alpha Andromeda : Uthrattathi As gentlemen they stand on strong principles. They gain acceptance and respect from people more than from wealth. Impractical but straightforward clear thinking. They cannot be blind to religion or any other belief. Short-tempered persons by nature, they are practical and calm. If there is someone to encourage they can achieve still higher levels of performance. Though they are ready to do any service for others what they get in return is lack of consideration. Family problems, stoppages, obstacles and delays may have to be faced occasionally. False prestige stands against their interest and progress. The second half of their life span is comparatively enjoyable. Very devoted to their wife. Beware of these diseases -Toothache – fevers – small-pox – dropsy – stomach disorders – rheumatism – consumption. Nature – Sickly partner – troubles through children – altruistic. Gemstone – Wearing Blue Sapphire fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate. Zeta Piscium : Revathi ——————-
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Lifestyle Diseases: An Emerging Epidemic Which Needs Urgent Attentionv

Lifestyle diseases (also sometimes called diseases of longevity or diseases of civilization) are diseases that appear to increase in frequency as countries become more industrialized and people live longer. Such diseases do not spread from one person to another through touch, air, food, water or sexual contacts. These diseases may develop in a person due to faulty eating and living habits. Lifestyle diseases can be prevented by small but persistent changes in lifestyle. Learn How to prevent Lifestyle disorders by Dr. Sanjiv Haribhakti.

What is a lifestyle?
A lifestyle is the pattern of living that we follow – how we work,Guest Posting what and when we eat, how and when we sleep, how much physical activity we do and whether we smoke or consume alcohol.

What is a disease?
A disease is a pathological condition that affects an organism, and is often associated with specific symptoms and signs. Long standing or chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and obesity may not have symptoms or signs, but are known to cause serious complications if untreated in the long term.

What are Lifestyle diseases?
Diseases are of several types ie genetic, cancers etc, but the most common types of diseases are:
1. Communicable or Infectious diseases: develop due to spread of infections
2. Noncommunicable or Lifestyle diseases: Some diseases do not spread from one person to another through touch, air, food, water or sexual contacts. These diseases may develop in a person due to faulty eating and living habits. These diseases are called life style diseases.
Lifestyle diseases (also sometimes called diseases of longevity or diseases of civilization) are diseases that appear to increase in frequency as countries become more industrialized and people live longer.
Lifestyle or non-communicable diseases(NCD) are chronic (long term) in nature and cause dysfunction in the body and impair the quality of life. They may also lead to death. These diseases usually develop relatively over long periods. In the beginning there may not be any symptoms but after the disease sets in there may be a long period of impaired health. This leads to reduction in productivity and development of the country. As these are chronic conditions they are a financial burden for lifetime. Therefore, there is an increasing concern these days about lifestyle diseases that can be easily prevented but not cured.
Lifestyle disease potentially can be prevented by changes in diet, environment, and lifestyle.

Which are the common diseases occurring due to disturbed lifestyle?
Some of the most common lifestyle diseases include:
Type 2 diabetes
GERD & Hiatus Hernia
Dyspepsia(Indigestion), Constipation
Heart disease
Some types of cancers
Metabolic syndrome
Fatty Liver, NASH, Liver cirrhosis
Chronic renal failure
Chronic obstructive lung disease
Alzheimer’s disease

What are the factors responsible for Lifestyle diseases?
Diet and lifestyle are major factors thought to influence susceptibility to many diseases. Drug abuse, tobacco smoking, and alcohol drinking, as well as a lack of exercise may also increase the risk of developing certain diseases, especially later in life.
You must have observed that
i) More and more young people are seen smoking and drinking despite knowing the fact that these are harmful to health.
ii) Our nutritious and balanced meals are giving way to fast food and junk food, fresh fruits and vegetables are being rejected in favour of processed and packed food and soft drinks are replacing milk.
iii) We prefer to use a motorbike or car instead of walking even for short distances.
iv) More and more machines are being developed each day to reduce physical labour associated with our work.
All the above practices have led to our becoming overweight and obese. Obesity is excess body-weight than normal or ideal weight for our height. Obesity is the main underlying causes for other lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, etc.

The lifestyle factors associated with these diseases can be of two types
1. Modifiable (those that can be changed) like food habits, physical activity level, addiction (smoking, tobacco and alcohol) and stress.
2. Non-modifiable (those that cannot be changed) like age and heredity.

Are Lifestyle diseases on the rise in India?
The health of youth is getting affected by three factors: People are getting busier with their jobs, technology is leading to changes in sleep and lifestyle patterns, and with more disposable income health has taken a back seat as they give attention to other things. Social prosperity comes with inherent health risks. The nature of diseases too changes – emanating from depravity to excess of nutrition. In the last 25-30 years, our society has evolved and hence it is obvious that ongoing risks will also emerge.
Lifestyle diseases are on a tremendous rise in India, especially in the young productive age group. I personally see at least 4-5 young patients daily with lifestyle disease. This has inspired me to write about this problem.

Do lifestyle diseases occur only in the rich?
India is projected to experience more deaths from NCDs such as heart diseases, diabetes and cancer than any other country over the next decade. It is usually believed that such diseases are far more common among the rich, especially in developing countries like India, which still have a high burden of infectious diseases.
The poor in India don’t suffer from fewer “lifestyle diseases” than the rich — they just don’t know it. A new study shows that the actual prevalence of common non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is far higher among the poor than they report, and is as high if not higher among the poor than among the rich.
What can we learn from the experience of Western countries?
In many Western countries, people began to eat more meat, dairy products, vegetable oils, sugary foods, and alcoholic beverages during the latter half of the 20th century. People also developed sedentary lifestyles and greater rates of obesity. Rates of colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, endometrial cancer and lung cancer started increasing after this dietary change. People in developing countries, whose diets still depend largely on low-sugar starchy foods with little meat or fat have lower rates of these cancers. It is time we learn from these experiences of the west, and do not allow excessive westernization to affect our lifestyles and predispose us to more deadly lifestyle diseases.

How to prevent Lifestyle disorders?
The good news is that Lifestyle diseases can be prevented by small but persistent changes in lifestyle. For prevention of life style diseases, people need to change their habits in the direction of healthier living. You can do a lot to prevent the occurrence of lifestyle diseases.
TEN healthy tips are:-
i) Take up regular exercise like walking, yoga, dancing, aerobics or cycling one hour a day.
ii) Use stair-case instead of lift or escalator as far as you can.
iii) Take a balanced diet at proper meal times. Do not over-eat.
iv) Avoid processed and packaged foods that are rich in sugar, fats, salt and calories and low in fiber, good quality protein, minerals (iron and calcium) and vitamins.
v) Eat whole grains like cereals (wheat, whole wheat flour), millets (jowar, bajra) and avoid refined foods like maida.
vi) Eat 400 – 500 gms of seasonal fruits and vegetables in a day.
vii) Drink plenty of water.
viii) Practice yoga or meditation to avoid stress in life.
ix) Keep away from Smoking, Tobaccco and drinking alcohol.
x) Spend less time in sitting and watching television and pursue outdoor games and activities like gardening, playing a sport like football, cricket and badminton.
You can educate people around you regarding healthy lifestyle practices. It is possible to keep these diseases under control, if you make sensible alteration in your lifestyle.

What can we learn from Ayurveda for a healthy and balanced lifestyle?
Basically, a particular lifestyle of person is a cumulative product of his/her physical capacity co-ordinated with psychological functioning, displayed in the form of habits, behaviour, dietary and living pattern based on his own training sought from childhood, and mimicries he gained from his immediate companions including parents, siblings, peers, etc. Thus, it involves a pure psychological and innate control over the physical and sensory activities. When this initiation, control, and co-ordination are disturbed, it leads to the derangement of lifestyle and results in any lifestyle disorder. Ayurveda narrated this phenomenon as ‘Prajnaparadha’ (intellectual blasphemy). In the management of lifestyle diseases, Ayurveda offers various regimens including Dinacharya (daily regimen), Ritucharya (seasonal regimen), Panchakarma (five detoxification and bio-purification therapies), and Rasayana (rejuvenation) therapies. The Sadvritta (ideal routines) and Aachara Rasayana (code of conduct) are utmost important to maintain a healthy and happy psychological perspective. The inclusive utilization of all these treatment modalities has a great effect on lifestyle disorders.

What is the future prediction for Lifestyle disorders?
A report on non-communicable diseases released by the World Health Organization (WHO) recently, paints a grim picture of India. The risk of dying from a non-communicable disease (NCD) for persons aged between 30 and 70 years in India is as high as 26 per cent, according to a report released by WHO recently. What’s more, Indian males are more prone to dying of these diseases than women. The number of people suffering from the four main NCDs—heart diseases, all types of cancers, respiratory diseases and diabetes is also high. This challenges the notion that NCDs primarily occur among older adults.
The report shows that India does not have in place either a multi sectoral plan to reduce NCDs in relation with risk factors, or a proper monitoring and surveillance system. The country also lacks a national population-based cancer registry.

If one considers the global picture, developing countries show dismal performance. “Our latest data show that 85 per cent of premature deaths from NCDs occur in developing countries. The challenges presented by these diseases are enormous,” said WHO Director-General, Margaret Chan.

Thirty-eight million people die each year from the four main NCDs. Over 14 million deaths from NCDs occur between the ages of 30 and 70, of which 85 per cent are in developing countries. These premature deaths are largely preventable by governments implementing simple measures which reduce risk factors for NCDs and enable health systems to respond, says the report.

The report notes that the number of NCD deaths has increased worldwide and in every region since 2000. NCD deaths have increased the most in regions South-East Asia and Western Pacific. “UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message. “The global epidemic of non-communicable diseases is a major and growing challenge to development.”

The international community agreed in 2011 on a Global NCD Action Plan. This plan aims to reduce the number of premature deaths from NCDs by 25 per cent by 2025, in part by addressing factors such as tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity that increase people’s risk of developing these diseases.
The UN secretary-general said that “success will depend on finding new ways to strengthen the ability of countries to adopt bolder measures,” and called for strong leadership and action from governments and the private sector.

What can Government and people can do for Lifestyle diseases?
India is a young country where we are seeing an increasing number of lifestyle diseases. In the future, unless we become self-aware, these diseases are likely to increase on an exponential basis and cause an epidemic in India, and thus it needs urgent attention, not only by the government and NGO, but more importantly by people themselves, and the private healthcare organisations involved in medical care. The need of the hour is to take self-ownership of health.

Education, continuous public awareness and adopting more self-co

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