MAKARAM / CAPRICORN (Uthrashada/Uthradam 2,3,4, Shravanam, Dhanishta / Avittam 1, 2)
Capricorn people are of a wiry, persistent, and stolid nature, and will suffer considerable pain before they will succumb to illness. But once they are sick, they will be slow and stubborn in holding it. They sometimes become hypochondriacs, and the healer must use most diplomatic methods to break up the crystallized condition with which these people clothe themselves. Capricorn people are super-sensitive and very retiring. They often form habits of entertaining gloom and despondency, which have a deteriorating effect upon the health.
Capricorn rules the knees, the skin, the joints, and the hair. The skin of a Capricorn person is often sallow and dry. The diseases to which Capricorn is subject are eczema, syphilis, leprosy; also dislocation of the bones. Considering afflictions, they are prone to diseases relating to nerves or caused by defect in nervous system.