What according to astrology could cause hair loss? What are the common hair diseases and could astrologers predict those diseases through astrology? What are the planets or zodiac signs that need to be analyzed for predicting hair diseases? Could hair loss/diseases be prevented through astrological remedies?
I am not trained in medical sciences so in order to find an answer to this I would require to know the types of hair diseases, causes of hair fall/diseases and what the definition of hair is. This article is about hair that is found above forehead to the neck. Eyebrows, eyelashes, beard, moustache and hair on other parts of body are outside the scope of this article though it may seem to include in general.
As I understand, Hair is: -
- Part of skin
- Made of protein (keratin – main constituent)
- Lipids, water, melanin, traces of mineral elements are other constituents
- Both above and beneath the skin
- Classified according to volume, strand thickness and curl pattern under FIA system
- Also classified as Type 1, Type 2, Type 3, Type 4 under Andre Walker Hair Typing system
Hair problems are: -
- Common in both men and women
- Mostly related to hair loss
Interestingly I found that male and female patterns of baldness are different from each other.
Common hair diseases are: -
- Dandruff (mild inflammation - advertisements have made this disease extremely famous)
- Head lice (infectious, spread through close contact, recall school days)
- Baldness (Male and female pattern)
- Alopecia areata (unknown cause, some would blame immune system for that)
- Trichottillomania (more of a mental disease where one suffers from urge pull out own hair)
- Telogen Effluvium (Shock is the main cause, includes stress)
- Folliculitis (inflammation due to infection)
- Piedra (fungal infection)
Causes of hair loss due to hair diseases commonly include infection, inflammation, shock, stress, mental disorder and immune system. Another common cause is side-effects of medicines and other diseases. Now, when I know some of the causes of hair loss and hair diseases, there is some scope for applying logic using astrology.
As the learned ones suggest, ascendant (first house of horoscope) is for overall health of a person, also for the head. Sixth house of horoscope should be analyzed for diseases. Chandra lagna (moon ascendant) and Surya lagna (sun ascendant) should also be analyzed. The house lords, aspects, positions must be considered for the said houses. Use of divisional charts and other features depend on the astrologers. Planets I suppose should be Mercury, Rahu, Mars, Moon and Sun.
In future I may come up with another article taking some reference horoscopes who were troubled with major issues related to hair. Much has been written about hair diseases but not in the books of astrology (that I read). If you find some good book on this subject or that contains some relevant matter please do share the name with me!
Author - Archit
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ज्योतिष सदा से ही मेरा प्रिय विषय रहा है. अपने अभी तक के जीवन में मुझे इस क्षेत्र से जुड़े बहुत से लोगों के विचार जानने का अवसर मिला. सौभाग्यवश ऐसे भी कई लोगों से मिला जिन्हें इस क्षेत्र में विश्वास ही नहीं था. फ्यूचरपॉइंट संस्था (दिल्ली) से भी बहुत कुछ सीखा और अपने पिताजी से तो अभी भी यदा कदा सीखते ही रहता हूँ. ज्योतिष अच्छा तो बहुत है परंतु इसमें भ्रांतियां भी उतनी ही फैली हुई हैं जिस कारण कभी कभी बड़ा दुःख होता है. नौकरी के चलते ज्योतिष में समय देना थोड़ा कठिन हो जाता है अतः ईश्वर की प्रेरणा से अपने विचारों को प्रकट करने के लिए और इनसे किसी का कुछ भी भला हो सके इसी हेतु लेख लिखा करता हूँ.