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Finding Prakriti


Valen
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Hi All, 

I've been dabbling with trying to discern a person's ayurvedic constitution via the chart.  I have been looking to the lagna and any planets therein first, and then I look at the Moon and Sun placements if I can't quite make it match the person, from what my perspective is I guess.  Is there a more concrete technique for this?  I have Mars in Scorpio and have been told all day that I am Pitta-Kapha...but I really feel like I'm more Kapha-Pitta...so I tend to look at the Lagna element...Or perhaps I am PK and I should just look at the lord of the lagna and the element.  I'm starting to go down the rabbit hole...

Anyway, I think this would be a good thing to be able to do because I'm learning through a different course about astro-herbalism and before you start working with a person with herbs, it's best to have their constitution understood.

Thanks for any help!

Valen

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Ernst Wilhelm
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Constitution is called Dosha, which means blemish. Its how the body responds in an attempt to  heal as a result of a high toxic load which is the beginning of disease. So a pitta person responds to a high toxic load by burning it out; a kapha person by gaining watery mass in order to dilute the toxic load below a dangerous level to the cells; a vata person stores the toxin away in a less dangerous place while it waits for an opportunity to be relieved of the toxic excess at which point it jumps to clean itself of the stored toxins. They body responds to the toxic load through the 6th house so the first house you have to study is the 6th, then study the lagna, but 6th gets priority.

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@ernst Thank you, Ernst.  I was way off in my understanding.  I have been reading your manual for medical astrology and Svoboda's book on Prakriti just came in the mail today, are there any other books you would recommend for this subject?

 

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Ernst Wilhelm
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Sorry, I do not know what books are good for ayurveda. Probably someone else here does?

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@ernst @Valen

Neeshee Pandit would be a good resource to ask. He is a student of Ernst and is a Ayurvedic Practitioner as well as a Tibetan Medical Practitioner and an astrologer. 

Frawley's books on Ayurveda are good for general principles but I found the Ayurvedic Astrology book too vague. His textbook called "Ayurvedic Healing for Health Care Professionals" is excellent for general principles but it is not available publicly. 

 

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a vata person stores the toxin away in a less dangerous place while it waits for an opportunity to be relieved of the toxic excess at which point it jumps to clean itself of the stored toxins

are things like benign tumours of a vata type? 

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Yes cysts, including cancerous cysts, can all have a vatta basis. 

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