Article: Astrological remedies to reduce stress

Astrologer S Ramakrishnan

Stress comes because of mental tension. Mind suffers because of either imaginary or real problems. In astrology, Moon represents the mind. Moon is a very soft planet and benefic in nature. A strongly placed Moon is a boon for having a stress-free mind. However, if Moon is afflicted with association of malefic planets like Ketu, Rahu, Saturn, Mars and Sun, then mental stress increases. If Moon is placed in a Dusthana (Bad Place) House like 6th House or 8th House or 12th House , then also mental stress can be formed. In such cases, remedy to Moon has to be done. One can chant the mantra दधिशंखतुषाराभं क्षीरोदार्णव संभवम् I नमामि शशिनं सोमं शंभोर्मुकुट भूषणम् II २ II. One can also wear the gemstone natural pearl or moonstone to please Moon.

Twelfth House (House of Losses) is the major cause for mental stress. If Twelfth House (House of Losses) and Lord of the Twelfth House (House of Losses) are well placed, it indicates the happy state of mind. Otherwise, it can cause mental problems. In that case, one has to give appropriate gemstone remedy and also recommend chanting of appropriate mantra pleasing the Lord of the Twelfth House (House of Losses) to get rid of this problem. Planets like Venus and Ketu in the Twelfth House (House of Losses) can reduce mental stress a lot. Therefore, in such cases, it is appropriate to use gemstones and mantras pleasing these two planets. For pleasing Venus, chant the mantra हिमकुंद मृणालाभं दैत्यानां परमं गुरुम् I सर्वशास्त्र प्रवक्तारं भार्गवं प्रणमाम्यहम् II ६ II and give gemstone of diamond, opal and white sapphire. For pleasing Ketu, use the mantra पलाशपुष्पसंकाशं तारकाग्रह मस्तकम् I रौद्रंरौद्रात्मकं घोरं तं केतुं प्रणमाम्यहम् II ९ II and recommend the gemstone Cat's Eye. All types of mental stresses can be eliminated by chanting Hanuman Chalisa.

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