Why is the 2nd house called the Netra-sthana – the house of eyes?
Netra means Eyes. Of the Vedas, Astrology holds the position of they Netra of Vedas. It is the eye of the Vedas.
Seeing involves light. Light is knowledge.
Seeing is believing. Everything that we believe in, our faith is all related to what we have seen. We tend to suspect anything that we have not seen. Seeing leads to knowledge. Seeing leads to wealth and treasures. The eyes are out greatest possession. When we are born into the world the first thing that we do is open our eyes and try to see our family members.
So we can safely conclude that the house of eyes in a horoscope is the 2nd house. The 2nd house is the right eye and the 12th house is the left eye, but in general both are the eyes are related more to the 2nd house.
So any affliction to the 2nd house indicates problems to the eyes.
So keep on EYE on the 2nd house, its lord and the planets influencing the 2nd house lord.
The permanent indicators of Vision:
Look up into the sky. The biggest object is the SUN and the MOON. They are called luminaries in Vedic Astrology.
So both the SUN and the Moon are constant indicator of vision and light.
Sun is the right eye. Moon is the left eye.
If a person has Sun in the 2nd house and Moon in the 12th house then there will be loss of vision or severe eye problems.
The reason is the 2nd house is the right eye vision and the 12th house is the left eye vision.
Planetary positions that indicate eye problems.
Sun in the 1st house.
Sun is a Pitta planet. The eyes according to Ayurveda is usually affected by Pitta (the fire element in the body. Sage Brigu says that if Sun is in the 1st house the person will be a Netra Rogi meaning that the person will suffer from serious eye problems.
The person thinks a lot and is stressed, also has higher blood pressure and this leads to problems with eyes. Such people tend to be agitated even while playing a game.
If SUN is Neecha (debilitated) and is also in the 1st house then serious eye problems are indicated.
Solution: Bring down the Pitta as much as possible before the eyes get affected.
Sun in the 2nd house:
If Sun is in the 2nd house then also there are possibilities of serious eye diseases. In case along with this there is MARS (KUJA) in the 2nd house then 100% there will be serious eye disease and possibilities of being blind.
Sun in the 6th house:
If Sun is in the 6th house there is the possibility of eye diseases. If such a SUN is placed along with a MALEFIC then the eye problem is sure to come by.
Sun in the 12th house:
If Sun is in the 12th house there is the possibility of eye diseases. If such a SUN is placed along with a MALEFIC then the eye problem is sure to come by.
Mars in the 2nd house:
I have seen a lot of people who had serious eye problems having Mars in the 2nd house. Mars works against Mercury who is related to Nerves. So nerve related eye problems are caused by Mars in the 2nd house.
Mars in the 2nd house indicates serious eye trouble and it is confirmed if there are other natural malefics in the 2nd house without the connection with Jupiter or Venus.
Mars in the 8th house:
Mars in the 8th house indicates eye problems.
Mars in the 12th house:
Mars in the 12th house indicates eye problems.
Mercury in the 1st house:
Serious left eye problems. You want some proof. I (the author) have Mercury in the 1st house and my left eye has just about 50% vision left in it. When I asked top eye doctors of Chennai, they have no solutions or answers for my questions pertaining to what lead to the problem. It is not caused by bacteria or virus. However I am glad that Mercury is in the 1st house that allowed me to understand Astrology.
Sage Brighu says that if SATURN is with MERCURY in the 1st house then such a person will be blind on the left eye. Unfortunately, I have SATURN along with MERCURY in the 1st house.
I am not yet blind on the left eye because JUPITER is close to MERCURY. So there is 50% problems. What a science the sages have given us. I pity the so called rationalist and all the stupid people who speak low of Vedic Astrology. May their souls see the light.
Mercury in the 10th house:
In the 10th house Mercury gives eye problems first time when a person reaches the age of 28.
Sukra in the 2nd house:
Normally Sukra in the 2nd house give good eyes and eyesight. However, Sage Brighu says if the lord of the 2nd house is weak or is in the 6th house or 8th house or 12th house then Sukra in the 2nd house will not help. On the other hand other person will develop eye problems. So it is very important to keep an eye on the 2nd house and its lord more than an anything else.
If in such a situation Moon joins Sukra in the 2nd house (and 2nd lord is weak as stated above) then the person may suffer from night blindness and other problems of the eyes.
Saturn in the 2nd house:
Saturn in the 2nd house gives eye troubles. Many of those who have this combination are forced to wear high power spectacles.
Saturn in the 8th house:
Eye problems are indicated as per Brihat Jataka. Sage Brighu did not mention it though.
Saturn in the 12th house:
Sage Brighu says serious eye problems are indicated for those having this combination.
The good news is that if the same Saturn is under the influence of a benefic planet then the Sage says the eye problem will not occur.
So it means that if Saturn is with malefic planets then surely there will be eye problems.
Rahu or Ketu in the 12th house:
If Rahu or Ketu occupy the 12th house then eye problems are indicated. Many others classical book on Astrology also say the same thing
Use your eyes to see good things. Continuing to see bad things or being addicted to watching bad things or prohibited matters will make you more susceptible to eye problems.
See GODs image regularly. Do not close your eyes and pray to God whenever you are in a temple. See the GOD’s form and pray. Pray for GOOD EYESIGHT.
Pray to SUN GOD. The light of our world. Light is needed for us to see.
Donate your eyes. While doing that pray to God and ask for mercy. Ask HIM to forgive you for your sins that you have committed with your eyes in the previous births.
Donate liberally to the blind people whenever you are asked to. Do not miss the golden chance.
Donate braille kits to blind people if you have difficulties in reading due to eye problems.
Involve in social service projects that are associated with the blind people.
Organize free eye camps. Donate spectacles to the poor people who have eye problems.
Use the knowledge that is available in all types of medical systems in the world. Use acupuncture, ayurveda, unani, homeopathy, English medicine (Allopathy). Consume green leafy vegetables and carrots at least 3 times a week. Read about those things that affect the eyes. Combine science with Vedic Astrology. Removal of cataract is easy, so remove cataract using the help of doctors. When doctors have no way to solve your eye problems then resort to prayers, chanting of mantras and doing astrological remedies etc.
Always wear safety glasses when working with hazardous materials, both at work and at home.
Avoid increasing the pitta in your body. Learn from Ayurveda what increases the pitta.