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Astro-Analysis of Addiction

Addiction has been defined as psychological dependence on psychoactive substances [for example alcohol, tobacco and drugs].

When someone is addicted, they are trapped in a complex behavioral disorder where they are unable to control their actions and thoughts.

Lack of willpower and inability to stop compulsive behavior, even though it causes harm and trouble for the native, is the sure sign of being addicted.

Factors that cause addiction in astrology:

Upward: person’s personality.

Moon: indicates mental tendencies and mental disorders.

Venus: is the significator of drugs and alcohol

Saturn: offers obstructions in life, addiction by smoking, drugs and

Sun: means willpower, indicates addiction to non-vegetarian food

March: Alcohol addiction.

Rahu/Ketu: intoxications, phobias, psychological and psychiatric disorders, abnormal behavior patterns and addictions.

house 12:indicates alcoholism.

Different combination for an addict:


  • Malefic rising, indicates addiction.
  • The lord of the ascendant aspected by Mars indicates addiction.
  • Lord of the ascendant is weak and in affliction indicates addictive patterns.
  • The Lord of the Ascendant is in a weakened/established/boxed malefic/imical house and the Moon is weak in the horoscope, indicating the tendency to be addicted.
  • The lord of the ascendant is weak, Venus combined with Rahu/Ketu and the Moon is weak in the horoscope, indicates addictions.

house 12:

  • Malefic planets placed in houses 2, 11 and 12 can cause mental anxiety and stress.
  • The Lord of the 12th is a malefic and an evil planet is posited in the 12th house, indicating unnecessary spending for immoral purposes.
  • Saturn/Rahu in the 12th house can lead to long-term addiction.


  • Venus with Rahu/Ketu gives a certain attraction to obsessive addictive tendencies.
  • Venus at 6 indicates alcoholism and drug addiction.


  • The Sun and Moon afflicted by Rahu/Ketu indicate addictions.
  • Jupiter and Rahu combined on 6/4/12 indicate compulsive smoking.


  • Saturn is the lord of the ascendant, Venus postulated in the eighth and aspected by Saturn, indicates a very addictive nature.
  • The Sun and the Moon in 7º aspected by Saturn indicate desire to smoke.


  • Weakened Jupiter in the horoscope dictated the presence of some compulsive disorder addictions.
  • Mars, Saturn and Rahu combined in one house give long-term addiction.
  • Mars or any other malefic on 3/11 indicates an addictive circle of friends.




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