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Role of Astrology in Understanding Depression 

By February 8, 2024No Comments
Understanding Depression

In this globally changing world, people are always struggling with mixed feelings and emotions, which leads to depression and several other mental health problems. The hustle and bustle of career, relationships and many other factors bring changes in mood that cause several mental health problems and among them comes the most important one, which is “Depression”. 

Now, what is depression and astrology, and how is it associated with one another? What do you think causes individuals to make them feel depressed? Health issues, career problems, relationships, past trauma and much more, right? But apart from them, astrological factors also play a great role in making individuals depressed and stressed. So, now let’s understand the role of astrology in understanding Depression, its remedies, symptoms, etc. 

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Connection between Depression and Astrology 

Believe it or not, but as you scroll down, you will understand and find it surprising to know astrology also has a strong connection with depression. Well, depression is a state of mind that is not stable and is mixed with various feelings and emotions that make individuals disturbed. It has become a common problem in today’s world, and people have accepted to live with it. However, as a serious reminder, depression, if not treated well, can cause you a life-threatening problem. 

Well, like as you know, all the planets in astrology deal with our different aspects of life. For example, according to depression and astrology, the planet Mercury deals with the way we communicate and express ourselves. Likewise, the planets Moon and Saturn are associated with our emotions, state of mind, feelings and how we deal with them. So, when the Moon or Saturn is debilitated or weak in your horoscope, you may experience feelings of loneliness, extreme sadness, and confusion, which can cause you the feeling of depression. So, this is how astrology has a connection with depression. Let’s now head towards knowing those particular planets in astrology that are responsible for depression and why. 

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Astrological Planets Responsible for Depression 

Here are the most common planets that deal with our feelings, emotions and other factors that can cause individuals depression. The influence of these planets is significant in shaping our emotions, thoughts, and responses to different situations. 

1. Weak Moon

The Planet Moon impacts our overall mood and well-being. However, when the moon is weak in individual horoscopes, the natives feel disturbed due to various external factors. They start overthinking and isolate themselves, making them feel depressed and stressed. Our mind receives information, and the planet moon controls our mind, so when the Moon is weak in the birth chart, individuals fall into the trap of confusion and depression. 

2. Malefic Saturn

Shani, the planet of Karma and justice, rules over the overall state of mind. When the planet saturn is malefic in the natal chart, individuals can encounter serious illnesses that can make them weak and unhappy. Besides health problems, it also creates confusion related to careers and relationships that can cause natives tension and stress. This can usually cause natives lack of sleep, confusion in making decisions and shaping their lives due to depression. 

3. Rahu and Ketu

In astrology, Rahu and Ketu are considered the South and North Node, which, when placed negatively in an individual birth chart, can cause loneliness, confusion, fear of death, unhealthy state of mind. Therefore, all these factors come together to cause severe depression and anxiety. Moreover, sometimes, the Rahu and Ketu can also lead to recalling and haunting individuals with past traumas, which can make natives depressed and saddened. 

4. Debilitated Moon, Mercury and Jupiter

When these three planets are not actively placed in the native Ashanti natal chart, it can cause severe mental illness. This can make natives feel tired and hopeless and neglect personal care. They feel the fear of sharing their feeling and emotions with anyone, and thus, when all those emotions build up, natives will experience depression and anxiety. The Debilitated Jupiter brings the feeling and thought of death due to severe depression and mental disbalance. 

External Astrological Factors Causing Depression 

Here are the top External Astrological Factors Causing Depression. Besides planets, there are many other factors that are associated with mental illness and depression. 

1. Saturn in 6th, 8th and 12th House 

The afflicted Saturn in these houses causes individuals to get stuck with depression due to overthinking and other mental health problems. The natives with Saturn in 6th, 8th and 12th House get stuck with old trauma that causes them depression and weak physical health. 

2. Moon Conjunction with Ketu 

Depression in astrology can be caused by many life experiences therefore, when the moon conjuncts with Ketu in any house negatively in an individual birth chart, they feel depressed and have anxiety. This can be due to the loss of someone special or a job. They struggle with dealing with their emotions, which makes them feel lonely and thus frequently experience anxiety. 

3. Weak Ashlesha and Vishakha Nakshatra 

Individuals born with weak Ashlesha and Vishakha Nakshatra can undergo various health issues that can make individuals depressed. They have to deal with long-term physical health problems, which makes them physically and mentally vulnerable. However, these illnesses can cause frequent, ongoing pain or discomfort that makes their lifestyle different from others, making them feel frustrated. 

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Symptoms for Depression 

If you are experiencing any of the following mentioned below, they may be symptoms of depression. 

  • Fear of death 
  • Loss of someone special 
  • Past trauma 
  • Lack of motivation 
  • low self-esteem
  • Lack of sleep and rest 
  • Struggling with making certain decisions
  • Frequent changes in mood 

Astrological Remedies for Depression 

Mentioned below are some of the most useful astrological remedies for mental peace that can help natives get rid of depression, anxiety and stressful situations. 

  • Opalescent stone is one of the most precious moonstones, which can be found in varied colours. This can help natives control their emotions and keep their minds at peace. 
  • Wearing silver ornaments can also be another astrological remedy to treat anxiety and depression. 
  • You can offer milk or water as an Abhishekam in a Shivling, which can help you deal with loneliness and confusion and help you find a clear path in life. 
  • You must make sure that the northeast direction of your home is free from clutter and receives enough sunlight, which can add positivity and good vibes to your home. 
  • Always avoid keeping a pooja room (prayers room) at the South and South West. This is considered to be one of the greatest causes of depression. 
  • The most important planet associated with depression is the Moon, so to make this planet strong, always remember to drink water in silver glasses. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

1. Do astrological factors cause depression?

Apart from personal reasons, astrological factors also have a great role in causing depression. In astrology, malefic positioning of planets or weak planetary alignments in individual horoscopes causes depression and anxiety.

2. Which planet is associated with depression?

The two major planets associated with causing depression, anxiety and confusion are weak or debilitated Saturn and Moon.

3. Which zodiac is more prone to depression?

Capricorn, Taurus, Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer are the zodiac signs most prone to depression and isolation.

4. Does Shani cause depression?

The astrological arrangement of Shani or Saturn in the 6th, 8th and 12th House causes depression due to various health issues or past experiences.

5. Can astrological remedies treat Depression?

Depression caused by astrological factors, such as malefic placements of planets in the Ashanti birth chart, can be treated by astrological remedies. You must remember to follow the remedies seriously to see effective results.

6. Which gemstone is good for depression?

Amethyst and Moonstones are the two most effective gemstones to treat depression and gain a peaceful state of mind. This can help individuals deal with the factors that might be causing them to feel depressed.

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