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World Suicide Prevention Day

International Survivors of Suicide Day is in November on the Saturday before Thanksgiving (November 21, 2020) and promotes the practice of coming together and uniting to stop this tragic event. When someone is lost to suicide it impacts on near and dear ones. For those people, the grief and trauma can be especially difficult to handle. This day is all about showing support and love to the survivors of suicide. On this day Indastro brings an article on Suicide Prevention with an astrological view to analyze the combinations which creates circumstances when a person attempts such a tragic act without giving second thought. World Suicide Prevention Day is to raise awareness regarding the subject of suicide and the actions that can be taken to prevent these tragedies on a global scale. Here we explore the astrological perspective on why people commit suicide.


World Suicide Prevention Day


Significance of World Suicide Prevention Day

Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. Considering this, the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) organized World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) on 10 September. Since then, it is organized every year with a motive to raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world and the role that each one of us can play to help prevent it.

What Makes People Commit Suicide? Astrology Reveals The Answer!

What is the reason that drives a person to commit such a grave act? Of course, it is their mental status but along with it, Astrology plays a significant role here. There are some astrological combinations in the native’s Horoscope, which indicate emotional imbalance and suicidal tendency in them.

Astrological Aspects In Suicide

  • Houses Involved In Suicide- First house of Self, Sixth house of Diseases, Enemy, Debts and Slavery, Eighth house of Trauma, Secrets and Death, Twelfth house of losses.
  • These four houses (from the ascendant) are mainly responsible for causing havoc in native’s life, making their life worse and unbearable to such an extent that they develop suicidal tendencies.
  • Planets involved In Suicide- Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Rahu-Ketu
  • If maximum planets are posited in the Cancer Sign, then the native is said to be extremely emotional and sentimental. Such a person takes everything on his heart, and is a ‘Cry Baby’.
  • Ascendant/ Ascendant lord afflicted with malefic or negatively placed.
    Eighth House signifies Death and the cause of death. Besides, the timing of death is also judged from the placement of the Lords of Second and Seventh House, from the ascendant.
  • Planetary Transit plays an important role here. Transit behaves like the delivery boy. The events taking place in a native’s life are connected with the related transits taking place during that course of time.
  • Astrologically, Moon represents mind, mysterious things, restlessness, eccentricity, sensitivity, and unexpected strokes of mind towards life. It also creates a tendency for emotional upheaval.

Mentioned below are two celebrities who committed suicide a few years back.

Guru Dutt (9 July 1925- 10 October 1964)

Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone, better known as Guru Dutt and was one of India’s finest actors in the 1950s and 60s. He was a star of Hindi cinema. He worked in some of the greatest films of all times.

On 10 October 1964, Guru Dutt was found dead in his rented apartment at Pedder Road in Mumbai. He is believed to have been mixing alcohol and sleeping pills. It is said that the actor’s death remains one of the Hindi Cinema’s mysteries.

Guru Dutt’s son considered his father’s death to be an accident. However, his horoscope is indicating suicidal tendencies, which prove that he committed this grave act. He attempted suicide thrice.

Let’s have a look at some crucial points in his Horoscope which will make you believe that it wasn’t just a tragic death!!

In Guru Dutt’s Horoscope, maximum planets are posited in the Cancer sign, which proves that he was an extremely emotional and sensitive person. Moon (Lord of Cancer Sign) is posited in the Sixth House (of Disease, Enemy, Debts, and Slavery) in his Horoscope. There is a combination of Moon and Saturn in his Birth Chart, which proves that Dutt was a very soft-hearted person. Moreover, the position of Moon-in his Horoscope-is representing his feelings and emotions. The placement of Moon in the Sixth house made him sentimental and soft-hearted person. This very placement of Moon is one of the major reasons why he faced many ups and downs in his life.

Guru Dutt attempted suicide thrice during the years 1960 to 1979. This particular period came under the main period of Saturn (Lord of Sixth House). The conjunction of Rahu and Mars with ascendant Lord validates that he had self-destructive tendencies, which resulted in repeated suicide attempts.

Jiah Khan (20 February 1988- 3 June 2013)

Jiah Khan was a British-American actress and singer who appeared in Hindi films. She worked in three Hindi films from 2007 to 2010. On 3 June 2013, she was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her bedroom at her family's residence in Juhu, Mumbai. Her death was considered as a suicide in 2013 and was re-confirmed as a suicide in 2016 following an extensive investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Jiah Khan’s Birth Chart

In Jiya Khan’s Horoscope, her ascendant Lord (Venus) is posited with Rahu and Moon. She committed this grave act during the main period of Venus and sub-period of Moon. During this Dasha, a person is prone to self-harm and self-destruction. In her Horoscope, Venus is the Lord of the sixth house, and Moon played an important role in her suicide as it represents the mind.


If you’re dealing with Suicidal thoughts? Or think a friend or family member is considering suicide, then this is what you can do to help prevent suicide

  • Avoid drugs and alcohol.
  • Don’t keep these suicidal feelings to yourself, and suggest the same to your friends and family members.
  • Exercise and do yoga. It is a great stress buster.
  • Do things that make you feel better.
  • Plan outings, this will help you soothe your mind and body.
  • It is very important to build your support network.
  • Learn to deal with stress in a healthy way by including exercising, meditating, using sensory strategies to relax, practicing simple breathing exercises, and challenging self-defeating thoughts.