Kleptomania and Planets

Kleptomania is the habit of stealing for the sake of stealing. It is part of the obsessive-compulsive disorder spectrum, however current thinking suggests it may be more similar to addictive and mood disorders. Kleptomaniacs are likely to have paranoid, schizoid or borderline personality disorder. Their stealing activity usually begins during puberty and usually lasts until late adulthood and sometimes may continue throughout life. It is theft and when it is found in children or even adults belonging to affluent families, it becomes a matter of anxiety, for it affects honor.

Vedic Astrology lists some planetary combinations often discovered in the horoscope of kleptomaniacs. These are :

  • Ketu in Karaka (Jaimini) Navamsa,
  • Gulika in Karaka Navamsa ,
  • the 12th lord in the 3rd
  • the 4th lord in the 6th
  • the 8th lord in the 2nd
  • strong Mercury and Mars in the 6th
  • Mars and Mercury in the 1st
  • mutual exchange of places between the 1st and 8th lords
  • Rahu in Atmakaraka Navamsa
  • the Moon’s aspect to Atmakaraka Navamsa during Gulika’s period,
  • Hasta Nakshatra