Astrological Explanation To Betting & Gambling Addiction - Pocket Astrologer

nov 24, 2022 For newbie in astrology

“A gambler is nothing but a man who makes his living out of false hope.” - William Bolitho

Gambling addiction can wreak havoc on both physical and psychological health. Psychology & Astrology have their respective approaches to explain causes & remedies of gambling addiction.

According to astrology, the planets are said to affect a person’s fortune & habits in many ways. All the courses of your life including but not limited to daily experiences, fortune, habits and relationships with certain people or organizations, Injuries you suffer, how much money you owe on your credit cards everything is influenced by planetary positions.

Here Are Some Things That Astrology Says About Gambling Addiction:

Gambling addiction is often hereditary. A couple of studies done over the recent past suggest that gambling nature is influenced by one’s genetics. However, the mystery is still to unfold or to make a conclusive statement.

So, if you have an ancestor who gambled away all his money, it might mean there's some genetic predisposition toward compulsive gambling behavior in your family line.

The 12th house of the horoscope, the planets inside it, and the planet which rules this place show all types of addictions that a person may have. And if this house of horoscope or its ruler is debilitated, there is a chance to have an addiction, including gambling.

Additionally, Mars (the ruler of Aries and Scorpio) is a natural ruler of the contest. So if Mars is strong and well connected with the 12th house, it may create a professional poker player, especially if closely aspected by the Moon and Mercury.

People born under the influence of Saturn will usually have more difficulty than others dealing with problems caused by compulsive gambling behavior. Because they tend to be self-disciplined and cautious, they're less likely than others to develop this type of problem in the first place.

How Does Positioning Stars Affect One's Gambling Addictions?

The positions of the stars affect one's gambling addiction. The position of planets and other celestial bodies affects their influence on people and their actions.

The position of stars is a significant factor in determining people's behavior. It affects the way they think, feel and react to situations. People have been known to take risks when they are in good luck or happy moods, but when they are in bad luck or sad moods, they tend to avoid taking risks.

The position of stars determines how some people act towards others and even how they respond to certain situations. For example, suppose you are having a good day and getting a job promotion. In that case, you may be more likely to spend money on yourself than before because your work performance has increased, and this will increase your confidence levels which will cause you to feel happy and confident about yourself, which will make you want to buy things for yourself such as clothes or food which will increase spending habits.

The position of stars also determines whether or not one is rich or poor. One can be rich if he/she is born under a lucky star so that all his/her life, he/she would be blessed with wealth, fortune and prosperity. In contrast, if he/she is born under an unlucky star, then he/she would never have any luck in his/her life and would always remain poor even though he/she may have worked hard all his life but still ends up being poor.

Will You Have Gambling Addiction?- Know According Your Star Sign


Leo is ruled by the Sun, which doesn't show gambling until it rules the 12th house in a specific birth chart. Astrologers believe that Leo is connected to the 5th house of gambling, but

a) 5th house doesn't show addictions or gambling but places of fun - bars, cinemas, restaurants, etc.

b) Leo is the 5th sign of the zodiac, and it has nothing to do with the 5th house of the horoscope, except the number 5, which is 'per se' means just the number 5 and nothing more. Leo is a dry, hot, masculine, and wild sign, while the 5th house shows sex, children, and joy. Nothing common.


Aquarius people are considered to be intelligent and thus often end up applying the same for winning bets. These people get enough motivation from their intelligence and wish to put their money into gambling for enticing returns. A boring life can lead them to addiction, among which gambling can become primary.


Gemini and Virgo is ruled by Mercury which governs all trickster and deceiver. So if Mercury rules the ascending sign or is well disposed in the chart, that can make a man a professional gambler.


If Jupiter (the ruler of Sagittarius and Pisces) is well disposed of, the 2nd and 11th house and their rulers are strengthened in the horoscope, a person may have a jackpot in gambling and lotteries. But it may show addictions only if it strongly connects with the 12th house.

The planet plays an important role in making these people take important decisions according to their whims and fancies. Such tendencies make them vulnerable to gambling addiction, for the sheer benefit of pleasure.


Scorpios love having a life where something or the other happens at all times and spices up their journey. The search for this happening and spice often leads them into the annals of gambling habits.


Ruled by Neptune, Pisces gets dominated by the ideas of illusion. They do what their heart and intuition say, often without having any concrete plan. Provided they get into gambling, they have no alternate plan for damage control.

How will Astrology help mitigate gambling?

Astrology has been the source of remedy for thousands of years, be it sickness or bad luck. Right from helping in achieving things to getting rid of the negative, Astrology has been instrumental in providing mind-boggling results through the simplest of remedies.

In astrology, the 12th house is the indicator of some addiction. Any planet can enter the 12th house, causing the concerned individual to get into some addiction. Provided the planet resides in the 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th house, or is in synchronism with the North node i.e. Rahu, it appears to be a strong indicator that the concerned individual might be into gambling.

Under such circumstances, consulting an astrologer might be the best option. An expert astrologer will go through a detailed analysis of the birth chart and find out the impending threats and hindrances that lead to gambling. Once the root cause gets discovered, they would suggest some remedies to help eliminate the peril with ease.

The Bottom Line

Astrologers are very good at reading people's personalities, especially those who are into gambling or addiction. Based on your horoscope, they can tell you whether you are addicted and what are the causes influencing it. They can also help you find out where the problem lies and how to deal with it in the best possible way.

If you have a gambling addiction, you should look into consulting a good psychologist and also consider connecting with a learnt astrologer. There are also some free online services like BeGambleAware that can be considered in case access to an astrologer or a psychologist is not available.

If you feel enslaved to any addiction like gambling or betting and are looking for an authentic Astrological service, consider using Pocket Astrologer's algorithmic chatbot. It provides fast & precise predictions & astrological solutions at minimal cost.

Mark Rusborn (A. Borealis)
Mark Rusborn (A. Borealis)

Former Soviet physicist, now a professional astrologer, creator of the Pocket-Astrologer project.

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