The Garbhopanishad in Vedas has mentioned of the birth of the Jeevatma. The Jeevatma after death
enjoys the heaven or hell as per past deeds of Karma. After enjoying / suffering the Atman is entitled to rebirth, unless the Atman joins the Paramathaman causing salvation, the Moksha, the cycle of birth and
It is said that the Atman in it’s minutest form comes down the earth through rains and occupy the cereals and grains used for food consumption. The food taken by the male containing this minutest Atman will find it’s place in the semen of the male and during inter-course joins the Garbha (womb) and then on the conception takes place for the development of the foetus into a child. This may be the probable reason that our predecessors had practiced a system of serving the food first to the male member of the family and female subsequently. The belief being that the Atman containing grain, if enters a female will go waste in the excreta without any use what-so-ever. It is also said in Vedas that the Atman suffer on
this account very much. Also it is further mentioned that the conception should not take place during
menstrual cycle. It is said that this type of conception particularly during the fourth day of menstrual is said to be unworthy according to seers of astrology.
In fact, the intercourse is prohibited during the five days of menstrual period in the month. Our Vedic scripts have mentioned a number of Do’s and Dont’s during this period of menstrual which the present day ladies oppose and call it idiotic. In the real sense, it is not so. We, the Indians have never practiced research on our traditional sayings. In fact, if we do, a lot more knowledge on human welfare can be thrown to the ignorant people.
In this context, I would like to narrate a research experiment carried out on the blood samples of lady
during her monthly menstrual period by a doctor namely Dr. Johnson in America. Dr. Johnson had asked her maid to regularly pluck fresh flowers and place them in a vase on a table for decorative purpose. Sometimes, continuously for three consecutive days, the flower placed in the vase used to fade away
in no time after placing in the vase. Dr. Johnson questioned the lady who was placing it and asked why the flower faded immediately after placing in the vase and asked her anything wrong in her body for which she answered that she was in her monthly menstrual cycle.
Dr. Johnson immediately wanted to conduct research on this happening and subjected the blood sample, of the lady to chemical examination during the menstrual Period. After analysis, it was said that, there was a poison namely ‘Monotoxin’ in the blood which affects the heart and lungs. Probably due to this, for health reasons, Hindus have laid a stricture on ladies to sit seperately during menstrual period which was subsequently on research proved by Dr. Johnson that any person having body contacts during the monthly mensus period gets affected on his heart and lungs.
Therefore, our knowledgeable Astrologers followed specific rules for the auspicious muhurtas of Neptuals only to see that the progeny will be healthy and further it was extended to healthy days of sexual union except during mensus periods. Subsequently to conception, during pregnancy, the pregnent women are asked to put photo of a healthy child or a photo of Balakrishna in her room only to induce psychological mind to give birth to a child as beautiful as the one in the photo adorned in her room.
The calculation of the conception time is not here in this Article of medical astrology and there are many methods to calculate. Another point of special significance in female horoscopy is the fevers caused during post pregnancy which is called as “Sannipatha”. This fever may lead the post pregnant women, whose body will be delicate after giving birth to child, to a sort of mental retardation. The transit position of malefic planets and it’s impact on Moon by way of aspect on natal Moon plays an important role.
We also find many times the ladies suffer with profuse discharge of blood during the period of
menopause (permanent stoppage of menstrual cycle). Mars and Moon play havoc with Saturn during this
Vishnu puranam says that certain days (Tithis) such as Ashtami, Dwadashi, Amavasya and Poornima are prohibited for sexual union. In fact astrologically the full Moon day is avoided for a sexual union for conception.