Breast Cancer – Astrological and Spiritual Perspective -

Breast Cancer – Astrological and Spiritual Perspective

As per Wikipedia, “Breast cancer is a type of cancer originating from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply the ducts with milk. Cancers originating from ducts are known as ductal carcinomas, while those originating from lobules are known as lobular carcinomas. Breast cancer occurs in humans and other mammals. While the overwhelming majority of human cases occur in women, male breast cancer can also occur.”

Breasts as per Vedic astrology are seen from the fourth house. In the horoscope of Zodiac (Kaal- Purusha) the fourth house has Cancer sign rising. Hence, affliction to Cancer sign and natal Moon are significant in tracing breast cancer. As per Vedic astrology diseases of the breast and the flow of milk has to be ascertained from the Moon.

Mars signifies flesh in the body. Flesh is the dominating element in the breast. Lordship of Mars or placement of Mars in the fourth house can give attractive breasts. If Saturn is the lord of the fourth house or is placed in the fourth house, there may be swollen veins on the breasts and lack of flesh. The breasts will also have dryness in them. The placement of Jupiter or lordship of Jupiter on the fourth house means that the breasts may be hard and prominent. Venus has been recognized as the most beautiful of all planets. The lordship or placement of Venus in the fourth house will confer attractiveness on the breast.

The combinations given below suggest lumps on breasts. In cases where affliction is with Rahu and Ketu there is chance of cancerous tumors on the breast. The reason why Rahu and Ketu are significant is that these planets indicate poison. When poison of hate, anger and guilt increases, it sows the seed of breast cancer and also other forms of cancer.

a) Moon and Cancer sign being afflicted by Saturn indicates lumps in breast. This may not be cancerous.

b) Moon and fourth house and Cancer sign badly afflicted by Ketu indicate lumps in the breast. This can be cancerous.

c) Fourth house and fourth lord being afflicted by Saturn and Rahu indicates cancerous tumor in the breast.

d) Moon and Cancer sign afflicted by Saturn and Rahu indicates breast cancer.

e) Fourth lord placed in the sixth, eighth and the twelfth house afflicted by Saturn or Rahu indicates breast cancer.

f) Lord of the sixth, eighth and the twelfth house placed in fourth house and the house receiving the aspect of Saturn and Rahu indicates breast cancer.

Case 1:


Interpretation: This is an example of a horoscope having promises of breast cancer. The parameters of breast cancer are fulfilled. Moon and fourth house are both afflicted by Rahu / Ketu axis. The aspect of Saturn on the fourth house has strengthened the possibilities.

Case 2:


Interpretation: The horoscope given above also shows promises of breast cancer. Fourth house is heavily afflicted by the placement of Saturn. The aspect of Mars and Sun on the fourth house also adds to the affliction of the fourth house. To make the problems worse, Moon and Cancer rashi are both afflicted by Rahu / Ketu axis.

Other Causes of Breast Cancer:

Emotional Causes:

a) The breasts are the organs of love, nurturance, and self-giving. Thus, breast cancer, on the emotional level, may arise because of inability to give and receive love and nurturing. In most cases it is lack of self-love that may trigger breast cancer. Nursing any kind of resentment may also cause breast cancer.

b) The breasts are also the symbol of the mother. Another significant cause of breast cancer may be hatred and resentment towards mother who was physically and emotionally abusive or neglectful.

Environmental Causes:

a) With each decade, our soil, air, water, and entire food chain becomes increasingly polluted with known carcinogens. These include herbicides, pesticides, crude oil, dyes, industrial effluents, emissions, chlorinated hydrocarbons etc. Many of these items, being fat soluble, are readily stored in adipose tissue, which is abundant in the breasts.

b) Addressing environmental pollution is a most important long-term preventative measure for breast cancer.


a) In the case of breast cancer, specifically, it is important to develop the capacity for self-love and self-nurturance. This is done by gently and compassionately facing our lack of self-love and opening the heart to love oneself.

b) Chanting Maha Mrityunjaya mantra whilst offering ghee into a sacrificial fire, healing energies are generated which are traditionally said to be a many times greater than simple chanting of mantra. This can be done for providing mental, spiritual and physical strength to the patient.

c) Cancer represents deep hurt or longstanding resentment. It signifies deep secret or grief eating away happiness and self. Such negative emotions have to be removed to heal cancer most particularly breast cancer. This can be done by forgiving self and others.

d) Breasts being symbol of mother and motherhood. Negative emotions or bad relationship with mother can draw breast cancer more so after the demise of mother. This can be commonly understood as “Matri dosha” (curse of mother). To get rid of this dosha it is necessary to resolve all differences with mother by forgiving each other. Prayers done for mother and her spiritual wellbeing may heal the relationship faster and work as a remedy against breast cancer.

e) Apart from healing of mind and emotions, detoxification of body is also required. Remedies like water therapy (Pani Prayog), massage, yoga, herbs can be used for healing breast cancer.

Written by: Anand Sagar Pathak