Astrology of Medical Education and Success as a Doctor

The Sun, Jupiter and Mars are the main planets, as per Vedic Astrology, connected with education and practice in the medical line.


The Sun and Jupiter are two basic planets which give interest and expertise in general in the medical line. Mars comes into play for surgeons of all types. Other planets may get involved as per the specific fields of medical education and practice such as Pediatrics, Gynecology and Endocrinology etc. etc.

For example Sun with Jupiter indicates study and practice of medicine as a physician whereas Sun and Mars indicate interest and expertise in general surgery.

Talking about the role of the zodiac signs Leo, Scorpio and Pisces represent the medical line. Since the Sun is responsible for life and its maintenance so its sign Leo plays important role.Saturn and Rahu also have a great role in the field of medical science.

Strong association of Sun and Mars under favourable aspects of Mercury or Jupiter in 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 9th or 10th houses of a birth chart indicate interest in the medical line.

For ailments of specific body parts or functions the main responsible planets are listed in the table below. Placement and strength of planet relevant to one’s field of expertise decides the success as a medical practitioner:

For Ailments Related to

Planet Responsible

Heart, Stomach, Head, right-eye, Bones,
general constitution of the body


Blood, body-fluids, lungs, mind, left-eye,


Red blood corpuscles, marrow, genitals,
rectum, head, veins and vitality


Chest, nerves, skin, naval, spinal system


Thighs, fat, liver, ear, memory and spleen


Face, vision, genitals, touch, semen,
body-lustre and throat


Legs, teeth, arteries and hair


Feet, neck, breathing


Stomach, feet


Real Life Example

The following is a birth chart of a successful Doctor.


The 4th house is the main house of education and in the above chart this house is governed by Scorpio sign and its lord Mars. Also planets Jupiter, Mercury and Mars are in the star-constellation (Nakshatra) of Mars.

In this chart Mars also rules the 9th house of higher education and in general Mars indicates surgery so the native of this chart had success as a surgeon. The sign Leo gains importance due to it being the ascendant sign in this chart.

Article by: Jyotirvid Pawan Kumar