Debility


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Debility

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

A debility is a weakening of a planet through its placement in certain signs and houses. Planets in the sign of their detriment or fall, or in the house opposed to the natural house ruled by the planet, are said to be debilitated. The basic idea informing the notion of debility is that there are certain signs or houses whose energies are incompatible with the characteristics of certain planets, and that this inharmonious blending of energies serves to lessen the strength of a planet’s influence. For various reasons, but principally because the influence of planets so placed does not actually seem to be weakened, contemporary astrologers have largely abandoned the use of this term.

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I was ready to sink from fatigue and hunger, but being surrounded by a crowd, I thought it politic to rouse all my strength, that no physical debility might be construed into apprehension or conscious guilt.
Here, in Number Two, are my cases that I plead: Family of an officer who fell at Waterloo; Wife of a poor curate stricken down by nervous debility; Widow of a grazier in difficulties gored to death by a mad bull; et cetera, et cetera.
But Rochefort, who had passed five years in prison, had become old in the lapse of a few years; the dark locks of this estimable friend of the defunct Cardinal Richelieu were now white; the deep bronze of his complexion had been succeeded by a mortal pallor which betokened debility. As he gazed at him Mazarin shook his head slightly, as much as to say, "This is a man who does not appear to me fit for much."
A sinking, a depression, a lowness, a lassitude, a debility. My lord, if Sir Tumley Snuffim was to see that delicate creature at this moment, he would not give a--a--THIS for her life.' In illustration of which remark, Mr Wititterly took a pinch of snuff from his box, and jerked it lightly into the air as an emblem of instability.
She was too weak to bear the violent reaction, and in another day or two she sank into a state of debility and depression which obliged her to keep her room.
This gives rise to a great number of herbal cures, principally for poor circulation, rheumatism, colds, flu's, anorexia, frigidity, colitis, diarrhea, intestinal infections, leucorrhoea, debility and nervous exhaustion.
Masked depression frequently presents with general debility, fatigue, palpitations, low blood pressure, gas, indigestion, constipation, aches and pain and various eating disorders.
But on the way to death it's responsible for inebriation, crime, illness and debility.
Absences covered stress, post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression as well as bipolar disorder, bereavement, debility, dementia, insomnia and post-natal depression.
Those exposed to disability in line of their duty would be provided with special vehicles to combat their debility while the Widow Fund that previously was Rs.3000/- per month has also been raised to Rs.5000/- and this will be made accessible through simple modes of transactions.
Burns was in the last stages of emaciation and debility caused by bacterial endocarditis.
It was for delicate children recommended by a local GP - those with rickets, TB, anaemia, debility or bronchitis.