Depression and Its Eradication in Astrology
What is depression :
Sadness, feeling down, having a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities – these are symptoms familiar to all of us. But, if they persist and affect our life course substantially, and continue long , we call it depression.
Depression Symptoms :
Symptoms include lack of joy and reduced interest in things that used to bring a person happiness, life events, such as bereavement, etc. And unintentional weight( loss/gain) or low appetite, insomnia (difficulty sleeping) or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping), restlessness, slowed movement and speech, fatigue or loss of energy, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, impaired ability to think, or concentrate, or make decisions, recurrent thoughts of death or suicide, or attempt to suicide etc. Depression seems to be more common among women than men.
Depression Causes :
The causes of depression are various and can not be let down to a single source. Depression is likely to be due to a complex combination of factors that include:. Genetics /biological – changes in neurotransmitter levels ,environmental ,/psychological and social ,/ Life events: These include bereavement, divorce, work issues, relationships with friends and family, financial problems, medical concerns, etc.
How we locate in Astrology :
In Horoscope with single affliction to Moon or Lagna lord can create situation for depression but it is your choice to stay long or come out from it, depends on you. Any kind of depression is linked to weak Moon or weak Lagna lord in the chart. And when the dasha bukti running, and it links to lagna lord /moon lord , shows the effect. Moon bhukti in Malefic Mahadasha will create depression for the native.
Coming to Practical Solution :
Depression is caused when a person is either thinking about some incident in the matters described in the preface paras. In either case the person is missing to live in the present. The body is unconscious about mind, it can not know the difference , whether the fear is created by actual situation or by just thought alone.
For example, let us assume you are walking in the road or strolling in a garden and suddenly you see a snake. Now the body will generate certain chemical to prepare you for fight or flight , at this point all the growth hormones in your body will shut off and all the survival hormone will activate. Now let us take an other example, you are viewing TV, a scenario where a lion is chasing a person the body will immediately generate the survival hormone, because of psychological factor.
The nature has given us a capability to bear upon a stress for a short period of time. An other example: you are watching TV: a zebra in the forest, runs for 20 to 30 mins to save itself from Lion; once escaped then it starts eating grass . And its body goes in to growth mode. But we humans are generating stress by thought alone. Our body is always working in survival mode which is one of the primary reason for depression.
So first be aware of the reason for the depression. Then make conscious effort alter your perception and state. For some period of time your mind will try to go to comfort zone as like zebra. After some consistent effort you can completely come out of depression.
Exercise and Other Therapies :
Aerobic exercise may help against mild depression since it raises endorphin levels and stimulates the neurotransmitter norepinephrine, which is related to mood.
Brain stimulation like practicing oral music lesson especially “KHORAJ”: sa.. pa… SA… repetitive stimulation, created through stress on syllable, sends magnetic pulses to the brain and may be effective in depressive disorder.