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!
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.
Sorry, I do not know what books are good for ayurveda. Probably someone else here does?
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?
Yes cysts, including cancerous cysts, can all have a vatta basis.