Amsha * Amshaka
Arudha lagna A-1 public figure examples
Upa Pada Aroodha Dwadasa Rasi * A-12
Dara Pada a-7
Lagna pada of the twelve bhava
Graha pada of the 9 graha
public opinion about the native (not necessarily accurate, but compellingly persuasive)
lagna-pada = steps from the line = an often accurate view of outcomes from any lagna
|Vocabulary for Arudha Lagna|| |
"Q. 77 --What are the different kinds of Arudhas ?
Jaimini emphasizes 12 Arudhas : Lagna Arudha, Dhana-arudha, Vikram-arudha etc.. . one for each Bhava.
Arudhas are to be determined as follows :
Note where the lord of the ascendant stands and count as many signs from this Rasi
as the ascendant lord is removed from the ascendant.
Similarly note where the lord of 2 is from the 2nd house and the number of Rasis passed by him.
Calculate the same number from the Rasi occupied by the lord of 2.
In the same way work for other 'houses' and we get
Jyotisha terminology for the Arudha of the 12 bhava
lagna pada of bhava-1
lagna pada of bhava-2
Dhana Arudha; dhanaroodha
lagna pada of bhava-3
Vikrama Pada; Vikrama Arudha
lagna pada of bhava-4
Matru Pada; Matru Arudha
lagna pada of bhava-5
Santana Pada; Santana Arudha
lagna pada of bhava-6
Vyadhi Pada; Vyandhi arudha
lagna pada of bhava-7
Bharya Pada; bharyaroodha
lagna pada of bhava-8
Niryana Pada; niryanaroodha
lagna pada of bhava-9
Bhagya Pada; bhagyaroodha
lagna pada of bhava-10
Karmaa Pada; karmaroodha
lagna pada of bhava-11
Labha Pada; labharoodha
lagna pada of bhava-12
Vyaya Pada; Vyayarudha
Aroodha Dwadasa (Raman)
|What is an arudha pada?|| |
Generally speaking, all of the arudha pada show the illusion-projection that a person uses to defend oneself against psychic invasion, and arudha pada also represent the general estimate that the public receives on getting a "first impression" of a person
Given the stresses of public life and a certain required narcissistic anxiety that accompanies most social interaction, there is frequently a factual gap between the arudha lagna (A-1 until A-12) illusion-projection about matters of the bhava versus the reality of the material-social manifestation.
Everyone projects, around the material self, an 'aura' (gold bubble) of hopes-dreams-wishes-expectations-needs. Usually this aura projection is quite unconscious and it represents the psychic truth of the person.
|Is it true?|
The arudha pada might give a positive or negative impression. It is rarely however a perfect match to the material truth. Arudha pada show the direction a person is going or wants to go. They might be blocked in going to their next step.
Most of us are not quite yet Realized Beings who are exactly the person we want to be. The Aura will show one's next step, what one truly wants and needs, but not necessarily what one is doing or capable of at this moment in the life history. The aura reports a spiritual truth but not necessarily a material truth.
Nevertheless, the public thinks they know the material truth based on the astral projection. People will say"I have the impression that ...."and they do. The intuitive impression that they have received is the psychic product of the arudha pada.
Power of the "first Impression"
Psychic projections are usually quite compelling and in the absence of fact - or indeed in the presence of fact.
people will often adhere to their "first impression" which was not a rational conclusion but rather an apprehension based entirely on a first intuitive arudha-pada "hit".
|Vocabulary for Arudha lagna|
Use of Arudha Lagna,
from ~~ Vedic Astrology: An Integrated Approach,
by P. V. R. Narasimha Rao
by P. V. R. Narasimha Raowww.vedicastrologer.org
"While lagna stands for true self, arudha lagna (AL) stands for the maya associated with self.
A timid and confused individual may be perceived in the world as a strong leader. In that case, that is the maya associated with his personality and AL shows it.
Because arudha lagna deals with maya , illusions, perceptions and impressions, it is very important in judging various materialistic things.
For example, Parashara and Jaimini taught that the 11th and 12th houses from AL show financial gains and expenditures.
Since such impressions are usually formed about materially successful people, malefics in the 3rd and 6th from AL make one bold and materially successful.
The 10th house from lagna in D-10 shows one's true conduct in society. It shows the one's career and the true nature of one's karma (work).
"Computation of Bhava Arudhas,
from ~~ Vedic Astrology: An Integrated Approach
by P.V.R. Narasimha Rao, www.vedicastrologer.org
Arudha padas of all the 12 houses (bhavas) in all the divisional charts are defined as follows:
(1) Take sign containing the house of interest in the divisional chart of interest.
(2) Find the sign occupied by the lord of that house.
(3) Count signs from the house of interest to the sign containing its lord .
Counting is in the zodiacal direction always.
For example, if the house we are interested in is in Gemini and its lord Mercury is in Aquarius,
we count signs from Gemini to Aquarius and get 9.
(4) Count the same number of signs from the sign containing the lord and find the ending sign.
(5) Exception :
(6) The resulting sign contains the Arudha pada of the house of interest."
Note the Nodes!
BPL comments for arudha lagna for Vrizchika and Kumbha
Two rashi carry dual rulership. |
Vrizchika is ruled jointly by both Ketu and Mangala. Kumbha is ruled jointly by both Rahu and Shani.
Calculating the arudha lagna can produce some interesting results when the upagraha ruler is stronger than the graha ruler. If Ketu is stronger than Mangala (due to rashi or association) or if Rahu is stronger than Shani (due to rashi or association) then arudha lagna should be counted from the co-ruling node and not from the graha ruler.
This does not happen too often but when it does it is revealing of a psychologically (nodal) intense pattern of projection of the image of the AL bhava onto the public consciousness. The native rather intensely craves to be seen in a particular public frame represented by the AL, even though there may be a considerable disjunction between the AL and the personality markers symbolized by the radical lagna.
|ADD 10 |
The "exception" causes a lot of trouble for beginners. Here is another explanation:
The Arudha Pada cannot be in the starting rashi, nor in the 7th-from starting rashi.
If, after normal step-wise counting, the arudha lagna ends up in either the starting rashi or 7th-from the starting rashi, then take one extra step. ADD 10.
See example below. 1806-1876 * Sainte Catherine Labore of Paris
Miraculous Medal * Médaille Miraculeuse * 1806-1876 * Sainte Catherine Labore of Paris
Lagnesha Mangala occupies swakshetra Mesha radical lagna. ADD 10. Arudha lagna becomes Makara karmasthana-10. The public saw Sister Catherine as an upholder of the institutional order (10). However she more likely saw herself as an individual person with a strong will and a great deal of physical energy. The karakamsha bhava-6 and rogesha-6 Budha-1 indicate her career in the service ministry of medical nursing.
|Three Hundred Important Combinations
by B.V. Raman, page 301
|"297. Raja-bhrashta Yoga |
Supposing Lagna is Aries and the lord Mars is in Leo.
Then the 5th from Leo, viz., Sagittarius would be Aroodha Lagna. Likewise if the 12th is Pisces; and the 12th lord, viz., Jupiter is in Taurus (the 3rd from 12th), then the Dwadasarudha would be Cancer, the 3rd.From the horoscope, where Lagna is Aries and Lagnadhipathi is in Leo and the 12th lord Jupiter is in Gemini, Lagnarudha would be Sagittarius and Dwadasarudha would be Virgo. Conjunction between these two lords, viz.. Mercury and Jupiter would result in a Rajabhrashta Yoga."
|Arudha lagna of Public Figures|
2nd from Arudha lagna
"When the Moon , Jupiter, or Venus are in the second from arudha lagna, the native becomes prosperous and wealthy."
-- Jaimini Sutram (Upadesha Sutra) Ch 1, Shloka 15
|3rd from Arudha lagna |
|4th from Arudha lagna |
|5th from Arudha lagna|
|6th from Arudha lagna|
|7th from Arudha lagna|
| Darapada |
~~ Jaimini Sutram (Upadesha Sutra) Chapter 1 Shloka 20
[BPL: in other words, the only disturbance to marital harmony occurs when arudha of yuvati-bhava occupies bhava-2, 6, 8, or 12 .]
"When the arudha of the seventh house is in a
from arudha lagna, there is compatibility and harmony between husband and wife."
~~ Jaimini Sutram (Upadesha Sutra) Chapter 1 Shloka 21
If the arudha lagna and the arudha of the seventh (wife quarter * dara pada) are mutually in 6, 8, 12 houses, there can be no mutual harmony between husband and wife.
They will always be inimical.
|8th from Arudha lagna|
|9th from Arudha lagna|
|10th from Arudha lagna|
|11th from Arudha lagna |
-- Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra Ch. 29, Shloka 8-11
If the 11th from the Lagna Pada is occupied or receives aspect from a planet the native will be happy and rich ... if the planet be in exaltation or own rashi, there will be plenty of gains and plenty of happiness.
-- Jaimini Sutram ( Upadesha Sutra) 3rd pada,2
|When the 11th from Arudha lagna has a planet or is aspected by a planet, the native becomes prosperous and wealthy. |
-- Jaimini Sutram * Upadesha Sutra
Ch 1, Shloka 5
|If the eleventh from Arudha Lagna is well associated and aspected by benefics or those in exaltation , in Moola-Trikona and the like, the person has wealth through justifiable means ."|
|12th from Arudha lagna|
~~ Jaimini Sutram (Upadesha Sutra)Chapter 1 Shloka 17
"If the Upapada or its second is one of the signs owned by Mercury,
and if it is associated with Saturn and Mars,
the wife (or the husband) suffers from nasal disorders like sinusitis and polyps."
|Graha arudha|| |
The following is an exact QUOTATION from the works of esteemed Jyotishi Pt. Narasimha Rao at www.vedicastrologer.org
[begin exact quote]
"Computation of Graha Arudhas
Just as arudha padas of all houses (bhavas) are defined, arudha padas of all the nine planets (grahas) are also defined and they are called graha arudhas. They are computed as follows:
(1) Take the sign containing the planet of interest in the divisional chart of interest.
(1) Find the sign owned by that planet.
NOTE: Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn own 2 signs each. In their case, take the stronger sign owned by the planet. ...Take the two signs, apply those rules and find the stronger sign.
(1) Count signs from the sign containing the planet of interest to the stronger sign owned by it. Counting is in the zodiacal direction always. For example, if the planet we are interested in is Sun and he is Gemini, we count signs from Gemini to Leo and get 3.
(1) Count the same number of signs from the stronger sign owned and find the ending sign. In the above example, we count 3 signs from Leo and we end up in Libra.
(1) Exception: If the sign found thus in step (4) is in the 1st or 7th from the original sign containing the planet, then we take the 10th sign from the sign found in step (4). Otherwise we don't make any change.
(1) The resulting sign contains the arudha pada of the planet of interest.
[continue exact quote from Pt. Ns. Rao]
Use of Graha Arudhas
Just as arudha padas of various houses show the illusions of the world related to the matters signified by various houses, arudha padas of various planets show the illusions of the native related to the matters signified by various planets. Houses show various aspects of the person's life and their arudhas show how they are perceived in the world. Planets show various persons, forces and situations that impact various aspects of a person's life and their arudhas show the related perceptions by the person.
Just as the perceptions of the world about a native can be totally different from the reality, perceptions of a native about himself, about the world and about the situations that (s)he goes through can be totally different from the reality. Graha arudhas throw light on these perceptions." [end of exact quote from Jyotishi Pt. Narasimha Rao]
|BPL opinion|| |
What can be predicted from A-12?
A-12 = arudha lagna = lagna pada reveals how Others perceive one's personality. It shows how one projects one's own illusion or 'glamour' into the world .
If the lord of the arudha lagna is favorable, these projections are well received in the minds of others.
Famous persons and Entertainers frequently have highly favorable lords of A-1.
Lagna pada = arudha lagna is a good key to finding out how a person is perceived by the outside world. While the lagna may give a good profile of physical appearance, the arudha lagna shows the native 's psychic projection upon others - how the native strikes the minds of others.
If the arudha lagna is favorable, even a person with a poorly supported rashi lagna can be quite successful, getting job promotions and celebrity recognition etc. Arudha means illusion or image.
If the radix lagna itself is strong and vibrant but the lagna pada is weak, even quite a remarkably vital and attractive person will be missed by the public.
The more interesting cases are people who rather unaccountably become celebrities. These folks experience their image being broadcast day and night over all media - their personal goings-on becomes of great interest to the common herd. Such people frequent have a powerful lagna-pada. Their celebrity periods, often flash-in-the-pan, are expected during the bhukti of their Lord of Lagna -pada, called the karakamsha.
Similarly, Dhana pada shows how others perceive one's wealth.
A person might be buried in consumer debt or paying huge medical loans or tax liens - but if A-2 is favorable, they could still be looking/acting financially privileged. A-2 which contrasts favorably with the realities of actual bhava-2 is common in westerners who become"house poor"after buying a home that is too expensive for their income, or folks who become"car poor"after buying a prestige vehicle that looks good but leaves them without grocery money!
And so forth for the arudha of various other lagna. Check for disparities. If the person seems to be faking it or living a lie of some type, look for the gap between reality and illusion by checking the arudha lagna for the bhava in question.
|BPL opinion |
Dara-pada = A-7
What can be predicted from the A-7?
A-7 Dara pada = kalatra pada shows the glamour or charm of the spouse's personality, what people think of one's husband or wife.
Darapada for the second spouse counts from dhana bhava to L-2. Then count the same number of houses forward again, to reach the second-marriage dara-pada.
|BPL opinion |
What can be predicted from the A-12?
A-12 = Upa pada or Vyaya pada = the second-most-consulted arudha lagna.
A-12 shows the aura of glamour or bubble of charm which surrounds the native 's marriage , as seen by the minds of others.
Gauna Pada shows what people believe about the native 's marriage -- which may be quite different from what is really going on.
Upa pada particularly indicates the psychic projection into"public image" of matters of the private bedroom. Do people think you have a happy marriage? Are they sure that communication and satisfaction is being delivered and received in the private bedroom? Or is there speculation that one's marriage is not satisfying, not balanced, not adequately pleasurable on a private, intimate level?
the public are usually quite sure that they can determine these matters and everyone will have an opinion -- that opinion is based on the appearance of the Upapada
Nativities of politicians, business people, and others in public life who successfully project a loving marriage upon the public consciousness, frequently have a strong A-12. These folks often have a reputation, not really based on fact, for being reflective thinkers, prayerful and meditative, and some strong affinity with religious retreat and long-term foreign residence (such as university student study-abroad).
Given the stresses of public life and a certain required narcissistic anxietythat accompanies high-profile leadership positions, there is frequently a factual gap between A-12's illusion-projection about matters of vyaya bhava - the good and the bad -- vs the reality of their private bedroom, sanctuary retreat, and meditation practice.
Nevertheless, the public thinks they know. People will say"I have the impression that ...."and they do. Their impression is the psychic work of the arudha pada. Psychic projections are usually quite compelling and in the absence of fact - or indeed in the presence of fact - people will often adhere to their first impression which was not a rational conclusion but rather an apprehension based entirely on a first intuitive hit.
A powerful upapada can make the public believe that everything is fine with (the bedroom function of) one's marriage, even when the partners are long separated. According to Sanjay Rath, one enjoying a strong upapada may announce a Divorce long after a physical separation, in the period of 2nd-from-upapada.
Upapada = arudha lagna of bhava-12. It shows the public impression regarding the status of one's marriage.
Consideration of upapada and darapada are especially valuable for understanding the dynamics of a marriage. It is often said that Upa-pada represents the institution of marriage as practiced by the couple (with all the inherent conflict institutionalized into a stable format that Vyayasthana-12 being 6th-from-7th does imply).
To locate the upa-pada *"shadow-portion", count the bhava starting from vyayabhava-12 going forward to the twelfth-lord. Then count the same number of bhava forward again, to reach the upa-pada.
Married couples who are secretly miserable whilst enjoying a smooth public presentation, as is so common in the instrumental marriages of politicians and senior executives, may display a successful upapada but trouble appears in darapada.
|Q:If the strongest, most competitive and vibrant graha in my entire Kundali is languishing in the 12th from Arudha Lagna, doesn't that mean I will permanently suffer a lack of success? |
I want to succeed in life to make my family proud, but it looks rather unlikely due to the poor disposition of this excellent graha.
Sometimes I feel a deep despair, just knowing how badly this graha is situated. I feel even cheated in a way, by a life that gives me plenty of life energy but I seem to waste it.
What are my honest chances for success?
Arudha lagna is the basis of the public's perception of one's character. As many commentators agree, arudha lagna is specifically an illusion. AL can exist in vivid contradiction to the material daily reality being lived by the native .
Exempli gratia, the classic movie star with a spectacular AL has every kind of problem, but is idealized by the public, who find out only after their death that the star lived a highly corrupt life. Or vice versa, the outcast held in public contempt is discovered to have worked silently for charity and praised richly only at his funeral.
AL is not a material measure but rather a"public relations " indicator. In the modern lingo of"spin doctors " (professional public-image managers), the arudha of any lagna = publicity"spin".
What is "success "?
"Success "as defined by the individual versus "success "as defined by social fashions are often two different things."Success " is the measure of having met a goal.
What is "society"?
The social collective as an amorphous but fierce entity has only a few driving interests: safety of the leaders, military protection, food distribution, and maintenance of order. Rather like an ant colony - human society values materially productive work and accumulations of material resources. It protects the leaders and sacrifices the lower workers first.
The 10th from AL (karma pada) is ruled by the strong and steady Shani, and you're in Shani Mahadasha.
The public won't need or want too many details -- yours is not an iconic celebrity AL. (compare to George Bush-43 whose AL = Vrischika/5 = his D-9 lagna and a packed 10th navamsha, thus he gets lots of media attention). Vrishabha is the natural 11th. Most people will know you simply as a businessman with many marketplace connections in your community.
"Success " can certainly be obtained if"success " is properly defined and the energy needed to develop both internal and external success is properly apportioned.
As Jesus Christ is quoted to have said,"Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to the Lord what is the Lord's."
I read the few texts of UL lord of Rashi from Shri Sanjay Rath's articles and other sources.
The basis of both Parashari and Jaimini Jyotisha (which are complementary and not contradictory!) is the concept of the Karaka.
When looking for"implication" I.e. the spiritual, mental, emotional, or material effect of a karaka, I find it helpful to return to the original karaka.
The Upapada lagna is an expression of bhava-12. Upa Pada Lagna = arudha of the radix 12th rashi. (In some traditions, UL is calculated from dhana bhava for even rashi radix lagna.)
bhava-12 represents the previous lifetime. The previous lifetime is not"finished". Like all other lifetimes past and present, the"previous " lifetime is ongoing in the astral plane, which is a world not controlled by time and space rules. There are no clocks on the astral plane, and there are no barriers or boundaries. On the astral plane, you can put your hand right through a steel wall, and there are no sequences such as before-and-after. Everything happens simultaneously.
(bhava-2 represents the next future lifetime.)
The UL represents those conditions carrying forward from previous lifetimes, which are extremely vivid memories stored in the subconscious. These memories are quite"near" or"close-by" (upa) and these memories or subconscious expectations manifest as the psychic influence of those who are close-by in our lives. traditional ly, the spouse is the 'closest person" in life, one's most intimate mirror. (But of course there are many exceptions to this tradition and some marriage partners are quite distant.) The spousal agreement was made on the astral plane a long time before the present lifetime, and the spouses know a great deal about each other's subconscious reality (not necessarily conscious knowledge, but intuitively one recognizes the spouse's imagination and understands their dreams often better than they do themselves.)
Vyaya bhava is the house of private imagination, meditative reflection, dreams, and foreign travel. It is the domain of the loss of separate physical identity, and the loss of social ego-recognition. It is that part of our lives conducted primarily during sleep, in the dream state, and of course the person 'closest' to one in the dream state is typically the adult spouse who is sleeping only inches away. What happens in bhava-12 is that in the dream state, the native is traveling the pathways of the astral worlds. Dreams are active, dreams are busy, dreams are purposeful and informative -- for those who can read the dream information, anyway! And those who remember their dreams report that they"saw" their future spouse in their dreams (or waking meditations) whether that vision was a material form or a psychic vibration, perhaps a tone or a color-pattern. However for those who have an adequately sensitive perceptual apparatus that is focused on the radar screen of bhava-12, pre-knowledge of soon-to-materialize persons and events is readily available.
So... just remember that the *baseline for interpretation of the UL* is bhava-12 and its function in human life. In particular, the UL influences the manifestation of the Most Intimate Private Life Partner (the nearest one) but in general all of the near-by people, such as family members, essential teachers, romantic lovers (esp the clandestine) may all emerge from the subconscious programming established in the previous life (12).
Look closely into the dream imagery and you will see that all these people are very familiar and each one represents much more than one role! Vyaya-bhava is like a kaleidoscope of brilliant guiding (Guru) imagery, and the major players assigned to act out"12" roles in our lives have the power to deliver essential guidance via intimate telepathic exchange of imagery.
Pt. Narasimha Rao says "The second most important Arudha is the Upapada Lagna (the Arudha of the 12th house). Upa means near or relating to (as well as giving and ornament), and is calculated from the sign near and related to the lagna and shows the person who ends up near and relating to you."
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