Medical astrology deals with the influence of astrological factors on health, ailments, and curing. It’s a technique in which an individual’s astrology is studied for health assessment, treating ailments, and knowing the effects of drugs and other treatment procedures. Some physicians, nowadays, use this technique for effectively curing patients.

Deciding the right time of day for starting the medication or any treatment procedure is important in medical astrology. The individual’s horoscope has to be analyzed to accurately determine the right time for beginning the medical treatment. However, some general medical astrology guidelines are useful to the common man in the context of a disease or injury. 

Favorable Nakshatras and Weekdays for Starting Medical Treatment


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If you are suffering from a chronic disease, the Nakshatras suitable for commencing treatment are Aswini, Rohini, Mrigasira, Punarvasu, Pushya, UthraPhalguni, Hasta, Chitra, Swati, Anuradha, Uthrashada, Sravana, Dhanishta, Satabhisha, Uthrabhadra, and Revati. 

On Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, coinciding with Aswini, Hasta, Chitra, or Punarvasu are considered the best days for starting medication, especially to cure recurring fever and other diseases.

You should note that your ailment can get worse if you have fallen ill on certain Nakshatras viz. PurvaPhalguni, Purvashada, Purvabhadra, Aslesha, Jyeshta, Ardra, and Swati. An ordinary complaint such as fever or stomach upset might worsen if the date coincides with these Nakshatras. 

Also, an illness can cause much suffering and distress if it has set in one a day ruled by your Birth Nakshatra or the 3rd, 5th or 7th from it. Hence you should strictly follow medical advice to avoid complications.

Panchanga Guidelines for Choosing the Ideal Time for Medical Treatment

The commencement of medical treatment at an auspicious time can bring effective and fast relief to the patient. Following are some Panchanga guidelines useful in choosing the right time for medical treatment.

Most Favorable Weekdays: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 

Most Favorable Stars: Aswini, Rohini, Mrigasira, Punarvasu, Pushya, UthraPhalguni, Hasta, Chitra, Swati, Anuradha, Moola, Uthrashada, Sravana, Dhanishta, Satabhisha, Uthrabhadra and Revati. It is believed that taking medicines is good when the Moon transits through these stars.

Unfavorable Thithis: Chathurthy, Shashti, Ashtami, Navami, Dwadasi, Chathurdasi, Amavasi, and Pournami.

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Unfavorable Nithya Yogas: Vishkamba, Athigandha, Soola, Gandha, Vyaghatha, Vagra, Vyathipatha, Parikha, and Vydhrithi.

Unfavorable Karanas: Vishti 

Apart from these, to determine the Muhurtha for starting medical treatment, the astrological quality based on the horoscope for the moment also has to be analyzed.

Malefic Astrological Combinations To Take Care Of

Special precautions and immediate medical assistance are advised if you fall ill under the following combinations of astrological parameters, which are deemed malefic.

  1. Tuesday coinciding with Navami (ninth lunar day) ruled by Bharani, Jyeshta or Swathi Nakshatra.
  2. Saturday coinciding with Chaturdasi (fourteenth lunar day) ruled by PurvaPhalguni, Purvashada, or Purvabhadra.
  3. Sunday coinciding with Chaturthi (fourth lunar day) ruled by Ardra, Asleha or Makha.
According to medical astrology, for an existing illness, avoid the above astrological combinations for medical tests and treatments unless it’s an emergency.

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