An inflammation of the lungs with consolidation caused by bacteria, viruses or
chemical irritants, is known as pneumonia. It is particularly a lung disease.
The common symptoms are shaking chills, high and rising fever, knife-like pains
in the chest, a painful cough, blood-flecked or rusty sputum.
In astrology, it is purely a Mars disease who is held to be responsible for
giving all inflammatory complaints and fevers. Mars in Gemini or Leo during
transit or at the birth-chart may cause this trouble. Jupiter in Gemini or Leo
during transit or at birth-chart if heavily afflicted by the malefics causes
this trouble, as he governs the lungs.
The Gems Emerald in 6 rattis, Red Coral 7 ˝ rattis and Yellow Sapphire in 5
rattis, if used jointly may confer quick and permanent recovery.