• Arun Kumar Subramanian

Laziness and Procrastination (seen in birth chart)

​Laziness, we are fond of this term aren’t we. What about procrastination?

Procrastination means pushing your work to a later time. It has two types. One type of procrastination is due to various reasons like misjudgement, lack of resources, over confidence and more. The other type is that you may wanna do it outside but your inner self may feel sceptic and make you push it.

Laziness on the other hand is not doing the work at all even if it’s important. There can be many reasons indeed but this is a disease, an addiction that can make you a slave. Many times people who are talented come last because they are lazy enough to procrastinate their work just for nothing but mere addiction.

There are two types. Laziness through mental and physical. These both are having a direct connection. When mind is lazy it’ll be reflected through body and vice versa. Laziness happens due to two factors. “Comfort and Discomfort”. Too many comforts in life are good but it may create laziness. Too many discomforts can push a person to rise to heights but on the downside it can make one feel negative which causes a chain reaction of cause and effect resulting in laziness.


Moon is your mind so take Moon into primary consideration. Rahu and Ketu, 4th house, 4th lord, Matri karaka, Cancer sign, planet(s) in the 4th and 10th house and finally Jupiter are making the framework of your inner psyche. Their placements define you who you are. Let’s see the reasons for mental laziness one by one

  • Saturn or Rahu's aspect over Moon afflicts the mind. It’ll make you feel negative and resulting in laziness. The effect can be stronger if it’s mutual aspect or conjunction.

  • Ketu's aspect on Moon (also mutual) or conjunction can be thinking about the past all the time.

  • Moon in exaltation/debilitation in 2nd or 4th house creates comfortable/uncomfortable situation to the mind. This mind may end up lazy if its afflicted by malefics esp. Saturn.

  • Afflicted 4th house. Like Saturn or nodes (Rahu, Ketu) in 4th house can cause lethargy or make the person feel alienated. Because 4th house denotes your inner mind (part of your subconscious) helps in intuition etc.

  • Malefic aspects over 4th house especially two or more malefic aspects can cause strong affliction and cause the inner psyche to become uncomfortable with the existing situation. This may also make you confused and lazy.

  • Exalted Jupiter especially in the 4th house can give a lot of comforts in life. This can make a person lazy esp. with malefic connections.

  • Malefic influence over Cancer sign and Matri karka adds an additional layer.

All the above said points are for mental laziness. You may have witnessed some people often come up with various reasons to justify their laziness because their ideology itself is distorted. It's because of the trikon houses and its lords. Let’s see this a bit deeper.

  • Afflicted 1st, 2nd and 9th houses, because the 1st house denotes your physical body while the 2nd and 9th house denote your logical mind and moral values respectively.

  • Mars represents your physical action. Debilitated Mars or afflicted Aries may cause lethargy too.

  • Afflicted water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) have the ability to make you a procrastinator since water signs represent the emotional mind.

  • Afflicted moksha houses (4, 8 and 12) can cause difficulty since moksha houses are denoting our comforts in life.

  • Afflicted Jupiter can make you have a distorted ideology, so you may always come up with some reason to avoid your work.

  • Strong 6th house from lagna (ascendant) can cause too many obstacles in life that may cause lethargy (cause and effect).

  • Strong 8th house causes rigidity in the mind which becomes the source of lethargy too.

  • 3rd house represents your physical strength and the skills you gain in life. Affliction to 3rd house or 3rd lord may also cause lethargy.



Saturn's special entry

As much as we can say that it is the planet of commitment and hardwork it is also the planet of laziness & lethargy when its afflicted (aka not in a mood). Saturn's placement in the 1st/4th/7th house, Saturn with lagnalord/Moon/Atmakaraka/Amatyakaraka may also cause it. Saturn ruled nakshatras like Pushya, Anuradha and Uttara Bhadrapada's presence with afflictions.


Other nakshatras like Rohini, Ashlesha, Purva Phalguni, Swati, Vishakha, Satabishaka, Revati with afflictions.


These are a few ways among many to see laziness & procrastination in a chart. Simultaneously there are plenty of examples where a person is active even with one or more of these combinations because they may go through a good planetary dasha or they may have vipreet rajyoga etc., so take everything into consideration before conclude. Also you've to see the dispositors, nakshatras and divisional charts to come to a final conclusion.

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