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Lagna lord’s placement in different houses

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Lagna lord’s placement in different houses

Sarajit Poddar (2007)

In vedic-astrology, much significance is assigned to Lagna, Satya Jatakam: When the lagna lord is placed in different
the sign which rises in the horizon at the time of birth. This houses with Shubha yoga, native gains from the indication of
has a predominant say in the nature of the native, his outlook the houses where the lagna lord is placed. However if the
towards life and the overall personality. In addition to the lagna lord is placed with Ashubha yoga in different houses,
planets placed in the Lagna, the placement of lagna lord in the native shall lose due to the indications of the house.
different houses has predominant influence on the native and
represents the life events which would have dominating COVA: These results will apply to the house occupation of
influence on the native’s thinking and personalities. lord of lagna as well as lord of the lagna nakshatra. Matters
concerning the mind (e.g. intelligence, enemies, fortunes etc)
Event though the classics narrate the results of the shall be more evident from the Lord of the Constellation
placement of the lagna lord in different houses, there is whereas those concerning the physical body shall be seen
meagre explanations on why such results are given. If the from the Lord of the sign.
basic principles are not well understood, the application of
the principles to real life cases becomes difficult. This article The sign occupied by the Lord of the ascendant is called
attempts to explain the principles behind the results narrated Paka Lagna and represent the seat of intelligence; the areas
in the Jyotish classics. I am not saying that, whatever is in life where the intelligence of the native is focussed. Thus
explained here is “the correct” explanation. However, I am what we shall be seeing now is the results of placement of
sure, this would guide the aspirants to work on similar lines Paka Lagna in different houses.
and demystify the subject. I apologize to the learned
readers, if some of explanations are misleading. Lagna lord in Lagna
If the Lagna Lord is in Lagna itself, the native will be
The explanation for each placement of the lagna lord in endowed with Good health (dehasukhabhāg) and prowess
different houses is divided into two parts. Part I attempts to (bhujavikramī). He will be intelligent (manasvī), fickle-minded
explain the results narrated by Parashara in his immortal (cañcala), will have two wives (dvibhāryo) and be passionate
classic Brhat Parashara Hora Shastra while part II narrates (parago'pi).
the results given in Satya Jatakam and Crux of vedic
astrology. लग्नेशे लग्नगे देहसुखभाग् भुजिवकर्मी।
मनस्वी च ल ैव ि भाय परगोऽिप व॥ १॥
The article is concluded with the narration of the results given lagneśe lagnage dehasukhabhāg bhujavikramī |
in Brhat Parashari Hora Shastra translated by Harihara manasvī cañcalaścaiva dvibhāryo parago'pi va ..1..
Mazumdar in Bengali Language as well as a summary of the
whole article. Good health & Prowess: The Lagna is the place of ideals,
intelligence, vitality etc. Whenever the Lagna lord is placed in
the Lagna, the native is endowed with high energy, vitality,
Lagna and Lagna lord good health and strong ideals.
Lagna represents the ideals of the native and his intelligence.
Wherever the Lagna lord is placed, the native’s ideals and Intelligence: They are also intelligent as they the lord of
intelligence is focused on the area of life, represented by the intelligence is placed in the house of intelligence. They are
concerned house. always in pursuit of realizing their ideals and lead a principled
life. Usually they are not seemed to compromise with their
In one of the discussion with Gurudev Pt. Rath, he happens principles and hence they are very difficult to convince on
to mention that since lagna also represents the house of ideas alien to their own.
fame. Thus whichever planet is placed in the lagna, the
relations shown by that house shall become famous. Thus if Two wives: Maharishi’s proposition on the presence of two
the lagna lord is placed in the Lagna, the person becomes wives may look somewhat odd. However this only shows that
famous, since lagna represents the native himself, while the native will have the vitality to have sexual relationships
placement of the 3rd lord in the lagna makes the younger co- with many females. However, it can not be implied that the
born famous. native would have low sexual morals or infidelity. Though this
proposition was valid in ancient times, where multiple wives
Let’s see what others say about the placement of lagna lord were allowed in the society, in modern times, this is valid
in different houses. only in cultures, where multiple marriages are still allowed.

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Fickle mindedness: Lagna lord behaves like both Sun and makes them always in pursuit of accumulating more and
the Moon and while the Lagna lord placed in the Lagna, it more money and increasing their bank balance. The like
good food and can also make connoisseur of food or good
carries the effect of the Sun and the Moon on the Lagna. chef.
Thus it gives, intelligence and vitality as represented by Sun,
however also Moodiness and fickle mindedness as Scholar: 2nd house being the house of speech and also
represented by the Moon’s influence on the Lagna. resided by goddess Sarasvati, the goddess of knowledge
and wisdom, when the Lagna lord is placed in the 2nd house,
In addition, Moon influence on the Lagna also gives the urge he is blessed by Goddess Lakshmi. This makes the person
to have sex with multiple partners. Thus, for the significance learned and wise. While seen in the context of the 5th house,
of the multiple sexual partners to be valid, Moon should also the house of knowledge, 2nd is placed in the 11th from it.
be strong and influence the Lagna. This indication is Hence, it shows gain of objective of knowledge or applying
strengthened if Mars is influenced by Venus or Mercury is the knowledge in real life, since 11th house rules gain of
under the influence by Moon. Here, influence means aspect, objectives.
conjunction or placement in Trine.
Happy & Good natured: Second house is also the house of
Since Lagna also represents the body of the native, the family. The presence of the Lagna lord in the 2nd house
intelligence of the person is focused in maintaining the body makes the native is committed towards the family. The
and they are constantly in effort to keep their body fit and commitment can also be extended to the family outside his
beautiful. They spend lot money in procuring the materials immediate family, all the relations, and his community in
which would make their body fit and presentable. whole. The native shall constantly try to fulfil the requirement
of his family or the community. This also makes the native
Additional notes: It is said that whenever a planet (excluding respectable in the eye of the family and the community and
the luminaries and the nodes) is placed in exaltation or own honourable too.
sign in a Kendra, it constitutes the Mahapurusha Yoga. A
person born in the Mahapurusha yoga has distinctive Religious & Honourable: Along with the 9th house, the 2nd
qualities granted by elements of the planet involved in such house is also the house of Vishnu, since 2nd house is the
yoga. house of sustenance and Vishnu is the sustainer. Vishnu
gives the dharmic ideals to the person and takes him on the
Since Lagna is a Kendra, placement of the Lagna lord in the path of dharma as mentioned in Srimad Bhagavat Gita.
Lagna inevitably constitute the Mahapurusha yoga. Placement of the Lagna lord in the 2nd house thus makes
the person inclined towards dharma and dharmic activities.
Satya Jatakam: If the Lagna lord is placed in the Lagna, However for this indication to fully manifest, the karaka for
endowed with strength and having a Shubha yoga, the dharma, Sun should also be well placed in the horoscope
person will be very powerful, having the qualities indicated by and preferably influence the houses of dharma.
the lord of the lagna and will become a famous leader of his
men. Multiple Marriages: Second house is the 8th house from the
7th house and thus rules the 2nd marriage. When the lagna
COVA: If the Lord is in the ascendant, the native is strong, lord is placed in the 2nd house, the native craves for
fickle minded, brave, intelligent, with two or more wives, relationship beyond the marital relationship. The native is
Mahapurusha (great person) and blessed by the Sun God. highly passionate and provided the planets which can give
passion (Venus- Mars or Mercury- Moon) are also under
picture, the native shall have relationships outside the social
Lagna lord in Second house boundaries. This also means that the native have multiple
If the Lagna Lord is in second houses, the native will be marriages with the break of former marriage concludes into
gainful (lābhavān), scholar (paṇḍitaḥ), happy (sukhī), good latter marriages. This indication however comes true, only if
natured (suśīlo), be religious (dharmavi), honourable (mānī) the 8th house is afflicted (malefics in 8th and/or 8th lord weak
and will have many wives and be virtuous and afflicted).
Since Lagna lord also brings the influence of Moon on the
लग्नेशे धनगे बालो लाभवान् पिण्डतः सुखी। 2nd house while placed there, the natives sometimes find
सुशीलो धमर्िवन्मानी बहुदारगुणैयुर्तः॥ २॥ their wealth fluctuating, since Moon shows fluctuations to the
lagneśe dhanage bālo lābhavān paṇḍitaḥ sukhī | indications where it is placed.
suśīlo dharmavinmānī bahudāraguṇairyutaḥ ..2..
Satya Jatakam: If the lagna lord is placed in the 2nd house
Gainful: For such natives, the intelligence and ideals are endowed with strength and having Shubha yoga, the native
focused in the 2nd house of family, wealth and food. This will become rich and enjoy all kinds of happiness.

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pursuit of procuring all the materials of comfort. The

COVA: If the Lord is in the second house, the native is important necessities of growth are Intelligence and effort.
scholarly, wealthy, happy, religious, honourable and Among the four upachayas, namely 3/6/10/11, the 3rd and
passionate. Progenic bliss will be hard to obtain. 6th house shows the intelligence required for the growth
(from Lagna it is the growth of self) while the 10th and the
11th shows the efforts. Thus, if the Lagna lord is placed in
Lagna lord in Third house the 3rd house or 6th house, the natives are intelligent and
If Lagna Lord is in Sahaja Sthana, the native is courageous also called Dhi-Mantah. To illustrate this, Maharishi says that
like a Lion (siṁhatulyaparākramī), endowed with all kinds of the natives with the Lagna lord placed in the 3rd house are
material luxury (sarvasampadyuto), honourable (mānī), have Mati-maan (Mati means intelligence and Maan means
two wives (dvibhāryo), be intelligent (matimān) and blissful endowed with). Along with this Maharishi used the term
(sukhī). Sukhi or happiness. This is a continuous endeavour of
human to attain happiness in their life. Thus a person having
लग्नेशे सहजे जातः िसहतुल्यपराकर्मी। the mentioned combination would take any kind of risk to
सवर्सम्प ुतो मानी ि भाय मितमान् सुखी॥ ३॥ attain the matters of comfort and having a happy life. The key
lagneśe sahaje jātaḥ siṁhatulyaparākramī | thing here to be noted is that the native would rarely
sarvasampadyuto mānī dvibhāryo matimān sukhī ..3.. dependent on others to attain the comforts and shall use
their intelligence instead.
Valorous: Third house is the house of valour, younger
siblings, communication and sexual morality. When the Passionate: Third house is also the house which governs the
Lagna lord is placed in the third house the ideals and attitude towards sexual relationships and the sexual morals.
intelligence (Lagna) is focused on the matters of third house. Many say that this is also the house of Copulation. The
placement of the Lagna lord in the 3rd house also draws the
The symbol of Lion in the matter of courage shows that while native towards these indications and hence the native
the natives of this combination are valorous, they are becomes passionate. They crave to have sexual
principled in the matter of courage and will only show the relationships with many, however, whether this shall be
courage at the time of need, like a Lion. However, they are predominant in the nature of the native can only be seen
calm and composed at other times and well behaved too. from the combinations supporting or opposing it. While the
This is similar to the behaviour of Lion, when it is not on its combinations Venus- Mars or Moon- Mercury gives high
hunting spree. In addition, when the Lion has quenched its sexual passion, Ketu helps in curbing the same. All the
hunger, it does not long for its hunt anymore and generously influences needed to be taken before pronouncing the result.
leave the remains for the lesser predators. This indicate that This is why Maharishi says that the native with the Lagna
native with this combination shall be generous while lord in the 3rd house have two wives.
courageous and shall not display their courage every now
and then. This indication is stronger if Lagna lord is a malefic Satya Jatakam: The person will become famous and
and/or the 3rd house is aspected by malefics and/or the powerful with the help of his brothers. He will be proficient in
karaka for valour Mars is well placed. The Karaka’s aspect music or astrology.
on the house enhances the significations of the house,
related to that Karaka. Thus while the Lagna lord is placed in COVA: If the Lord is in the third house, the native is
the Lagna, Mars also aspects or placed in the 3rd house, the courageous, wealthy, honourable, fortunate, intelligent,
native is extremely courageous. How he displays his power happy and passionate. Brothers will be helpful.
in this world is a different matter however, which needs to be
seen from the 3rd or 6th from the Arudha Lagna.
Lagna lord in fourth house
In the real life the quality of courage translates into risk taking If Lagna Lord is in fourth house, the native will be endowed
behaviour. Hence when the Lagna lord is placed in the 3rd with paternal and maternal happiness (pitṛmātṛsukhānvitaḥ);
house, such people become high risk taker. Because they will have many brothers (bahubhrātṛyutaḥ), be lustful (kāmī),
are not afraid of anything, they more than often take initiative virtuous and charming (guṇarūpasamanvitaḥ).
in whatever comes their way. This makes them a natural
leader and respected by their peers. However, as mentioned लग्नेशे सुखगे बालः िपतृमातृसुखािन्वतः।
before this, influence to be strong on the native, the karaka बहुभर्ातृयुतः कामी गुणरूपसमिन्वतः॥ ४॥
Mars should be well placed and/ or influence the 3rd house. lagneśe sukhage bālaḥ pitṛmātṛsukhānvitaḥ |
bahubhrātṛyutaḥ kāmī guṇarūpasamanvitaḥ ..4..
Endowed with Luxuries: The third house is also given the
name of Upachaya, which represents growth. When the Fourth house is the house of happiness and governed by the
Lagna lord is placed in the Upachaya, the native like to gain primary karaka Moon. Since Lagna carry the influence of
from the environment surrounding them and they are in the Sun, the karaka for the Lagna, its placement in the 4th house

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being the lord of its Karaka Moon, is deemed to be Given to anger: 5th house is the house of inner harmony (in
auspicious for the 4th house matters. Since the predominant Sanskrit it is known as Chitta) and can strongly influence the
element for the 4th house is water, which represents love, lagna. Planets placed in the 5th and 9th house can strongly
care and comfort placement of a fiery planet can cause some influence the nature and behavior of the native. Since lagna
disturbance. lord carries the tendencies of Sun, its placement in the 5th
house can make the person harsh, angry and irascible.
Many brothers: Since lagna lord behave like Sun, placement
of the lagna lord in the 4th house can have influence of fiery Dear to king: Due to presence of the lord of self in the house
element on the 3rd house through dharnargala, which cause of knowledge and authority, they can become good political
presence of many brothers. advisors, that’s why it is said that such person becomes dear
to king. It can also mean that such natives can occupy the
Lustful: Since the 4th house is the house of activities for the positions of power and authority to aid the government or the
7th house, being the 10th from it, it is also said to be the ruling party.
house of sexual activities. Placement of a fiery planet in the
4th house can make the native lustful or aggressive (fire) in Satya Jatakam: The native will be dear to the king and
sexual activities. Since Lagna lord represents Sun, its nobles or he may be adopted by great people and will win
placement in the 4th house can bring the fiery influence here. the blessings of the deities indicated by the planets having
benefic influences on the 5th.
Virtuous & Charming: Fourth house is the house of heart or
inner conscience. Placement of the lord of ideals (lagna lord) COVA: If the Lord is in the fifth house, progenic bliss is not
in the 4th brings the sense of ideals to the house conscience; assured and the first child could be lost. The native is
hence such natives are conscientious and follow their heart’s honourable, friendly, short-tempered and a favourite of the
call in all matters. Thus have can be called as virtuous and rulers, but tends to serve others.
Lagna lord in the 6th house
Satya Jatakam: The native will acquire must landed property If Lagna Lord is in Ari Bhava and related to a malefic the
and conveyances. He will inherit the property of his mother native will be devoid of physical happiness
and enjoy all kinds of happiness and comforts. (dehasaukhyavivarjitaḥ) and will be troubled by enemies
(śatrutaḥ pīḍā), if afflicted by malefics (pāpāḍhye). However
COVA: If the Lord is in the fourth house, parental happiness this will not happen if they are under benefic influences
is assured. Endowed with co-borns, properties (virtues and (saumyadṛṣṭivivarjite).
charm), the native leads a happy life. He works with a
missionary zeal. लग्नेशे ष गे जातो देहसौख्यिवविजतः।
पापाढ् ये शतर्ुतः पीडा सौम्यदृि िवविजते॥ ६॥
Lagna lord in fifth house lagneśe ṣaṣṭhage jāto dehasaukhyavivarjitaḥ |
If Lagna Lord is in fifth house, the native will have mediocre pāpāḍhye śatrutaḥ pīḍā saumyadṛṣṭivivarjite ..6..
progenic happiness (sutasaukhyaṁ ca madhyamam), will
lose his first child (prathamāpatyanāśaḥ), be honourable Devoid of physical happiness: Sixth is the house of diseases
(syānmānī), angry (krodhī) and be dear to king (nṛpapriyaḥ). and enemies. The diseases signified by the sixth house is
predominantly pathogenic (causes by pathogens such as
लग्नेशे सुतगे जन्तोः सुतसौख्यं च मध्यमम्। malaria, flu etc.) and thus can make the native sickly.
पर्थमापत्यनाशः स्यान्मानी कर्ोधी नृपिपर्यः॥ ५॥ However, if there are benefic influences, the native shall be
lagneśe sutage jantoḥ sutasaukhyaṁ ca madhyamam | free from all diseases and could become a curer of diseases
prathamāpatyanāśaḥ syānmānī krodhī nṛpapriyaḥ ..5.. such as a doctor.

Lose first child: Since 5th house is the house of genesis of Troubled by enemies: In addition to enemies, sixth house
children, influence of fiery element can cause disturbance in also rules enemies and thieves. If the lagna lord is placed in
the matters of children which is ruled by watery element. the 6th house without any benefic influences the native can
Thus lagna lord’s placement can cause troubles in the be troubled by enemies and suffer due to theft. However if
matters of begetting children, if not death of first child, since it there are benefic influences, the native shall conquer his
brings the influence of Sun, wherever it is placed. enemies and free from the troubles of theft.

Honourable: 5th house is the house of power and authority Satya Jatakam: The native may rise to high positions in the
and knowledge among other things. Placement of the Lagna army or be a good doctor.
lord in this house brings strong focus of these areas in the
life of the native and he attains high position and knowledge COVA: If the Lord is in the sixth house, debts and ill health
and thus respected by his fellow people. are indicated. Enemies will trouble him. He will be intelligent

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and courageous. If benefices aspect or during the period of sciences, be sickly (rogī), thievish (cauro), be angry
Lagnesh it will destroy enemies, help in acquiring wealth and (mahākrodhī), be a gambler (dyūtī) and will have extramarital
a royal status. Early loss of spouse is indicated. affairs (paradāragaḥ).

लग्नेशऽे मगे जातः िस िव ािवशारदः।

Lagna lord in seventh house
रोगी चौरो महाकर्ोधी ूती च परदारगः॥ ८॥
If Lagna Lord is a malefic and is placed in Yuvati Bhava, the
lagneśe'ṣṭamage jātaḥ siddhavidyāviśāradaḥ |
native’s wife will not live (long) (bhāryā tasya na jīvati). If the
rogī cauro mahākrodhī dyūtī ca paradāragaḥ ..8..
Graha in question is a benefic, one will either face penury
(daridro) or a renunciate (virakto) or even a king (nṛpo'pi).
Scholar: Eighth house is the house of occult and governs
hidden forms of knowledge. It connects one to the world
लग्नेशे स मे पापे भायार् तस्य न जीवित।
which is not seen, but experienced. Since it is 5th house from
शुभेऽटनो दिरदर्ो वा िवरक्तो वा नृपोऽिप वा॥ ७॥
the 4th house of learning, it also shows knowledge gained
lagneśe saptame pāpe bhāryā tasya na jīvati |
and consolidated from the initial formal learning. Since it
śubhe'ṭano daridro vā virakto vā nṛpo'pi vā ..7..
rules hidden forms of knowledge, it can well be associated
with research studies, which strives to uncover something
Short life to wife: Lagna is the 7th house of maraka from the
which not yet uncovered. Placement of the lagna lord in the
7th house of spouse. Reckoning from the 7th house,
8th house, thus can give the focus of the native life towards
placement of a maraka in the said house can show short life.
the pursuit of research studies and all forms of knowledge.
Being the one carrying influence of Sun to the house it is
Wanderer: 7th house is the house of travel like 3rd, 9th and
placed, it can show the light of Sun to this house.
12th houses. When Lagna lord is placed in the 7th house,
the person wanders about aimlessly, as if trying to find
Sickly: Eighth house is the house of diseases which arise out
something somewhere, not knowing what.
of physical weakness of the body. If the lagna lord is placed
in the 8th house and afflicted then the person suffers from
Poverty & renunciation: The poverty mentioned here is more
bodily weaknesses which manifest in terms of manifold
like a sense of deprivation, which comes out of unfulfilled
diseases. Since 8th house is relates to weaknesses carried
desires. Since 7th house is the house of desires, placement
from previous life, the physical troubles manifest quite early
of the Lagna lord in this house, put more than due emphasis
in the native’s life.
to their fulfilment and they are said to leave in a dream world,
with many unfulfilled desires. Due to the sense of
Thievish & Angry: If the lagna lord is afflicted in the 8th
deprivation, often such native develops a sense of
house, such natives suffer due to thieving psychology. When
renunciation. It is often said that such natives shall have
the lagna lord is placed in the 8th house, Lagna will be
fluctuating fortunes.
placed in the 6th house from the Lagna lord, showing that the
person shall suffer from the weakness signified by the 6th
Kinghood: Since placement of the Lagna in a Kendra can
make a person well placed in life, placement of Lagna lord in
the 7th can also give similar results, which means it can
Gambler: Eighth house is the house of gambling and hidden
make the person powerful and influential, provided, the
wealth, hence placement of the lagna lord in the eighth
Lagna lord is placed with Subha Yoga.
house make the native gambling and invest his wealth in
financial instruments where the risk is very high. The gain or
Satya Jatakam: The native will reside in foreign countries or
loss of money through gabling however is dependent on the
in the house of father in law. He will be immoral and have
benefic or malefic influences on the lagna lord in eighth.
illicit relations with many women. He will be given to
pleasures and will adorn himself with sandal paste and
Immoral: Eighth house is the house of break of marriage
being the 2nd house of Maraka from the house of marriage,
7th. Placement of the Lagna lord in the 8th house makes the
COVA: If the Lord is in the seventh house, wife is short lived;
native neglect the marital relationship and involve in extra-
more than one marriage and misfortunes are indicated.
marital adventures. However, it is more dependent on
Unless the Lagnesh is strong the native could become an
affliction to Venus and the Lagna lord. When the lagna lord is
ascetic or nomad. If strong, great wealth and prosperity are
afflicted, the ideals are weak and such native compromise
their principles often. Thus if the lagna lord is placed in the
8th house with benefic influences, then this indication is
largely mitigated.
Lagna lord in eighth house
If Lagna Lord is in Randhr Bhava, the native will be an Satya Jatakam: The native will have long live but will be
accomplished scholar (siddhavidyāviśāradaḥ) in occult poor. He shall be helpful and courteous and in his behaviour.

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He will be sweet spoken, hardworking and driven by the ƒ Smell : Mercury (earth)
sense of duty. ƒ Taste : Venus (water)
ƒ Touch : Saturn (air)
COVA: If the Lord is in the eighth house, the native is
learned, diseased, short-tempered, unfortunate, a gambler, Placement of the lagna lord in the houses signified by
profligate and disrepute. Married life will be miserable and different planets shall show prominence of particular sense
wealth nil. organs over others.

Satya Jatakam: The native will be charitable and devoted to

preceptor. His father will be reputed and the native shall gain
Lagna lord in ninth house
property and wealth from his father.
If Lagna Lord is in Dharma Bhava, the native will be fortunate
(bhāgyavāñ), dear to people (janavallabhaḥ), be a devotee of
COVA: If the Lord is in the ninth house, the native is
Śrī Vishnu (viṣṇubhaktaḥ), eloquent (paṭurvāgmī) and be
fortunate, popular, skilled, eloquent with a happy family,
endowed with wife, sons and wealth
wealth and blessed by Jupiter (Sri Maha Vishnu).

लग्नेशे भाग्यगे जातो भाग्यवा नवल्लभः।

िवष्णुभक्तः पटुवार्ग्मी दारपुतर्धनैयुर्तः॥ ९॥ Lagna lord in Tenth house
lagneśe bhāgyage jāto bhāgyavāñjanavallabhaḥ | If Lagna Lord is in Karma Bhava, the native will be endowed
viṣṇubhaktaḥ paṭurvāgmī dāraputradhanairyutaḥ ..9.. with paternal happiness (pitṛsaukhyasamanvitaḥ), royal
honour (nṛpamānyo), famous in his community (jane
Fortunate & Endowed with wife, sons and wealth: Ninth khyātaḥ) and will doubtlessly have self-earned wealth
house is the house of good luck and fortune. Placement of (svārjitasvo na saṁśayaḥ).
the lord of self in the 9th house of fortune, make the person
fortunate and the person accomplishes whatever he does लग्नेशे दशमे जातः िपतृसौख्यसमिन्वतः।
without many obstacles. Since the karaka of the 9th house, नृपमान्यो जने ख्यातः स्वािजतस्वो न संशयः॥ १०॥
Jupiter is a friend of Sun; the karaka for the Lagna, such lagneśe daśame jātaḥ pitṛsaukhyasamanvitaḥ |
placement of the Lagna lord in the ninth house is very nṛpamānyo jane khyātaḥ svārjitasvo na saṁśayaḥ .. 10..
fortunate combination and the native is endowed with all
round happiness of family, wealth etc. Paternal happiness: Similar to the placement of the Lagna
lord in the 4th house, natives with the lagna lord in the 10th
Dear to people: The natives of this combination are good house are endowed with paternal happiness. Many say that
natured, philanthropic and amicable, which makes them 10th represent father, being the 7th from the 4th house. Even
popular among their community and dear to them. though shastras clearly mention the 9th to be the house of
father, nevertheless, 10th house is also found to have a great
Devotee of lord Vishnu: Ninth house is the house of dharma say on the happiness from father in particular and parents in
and the beholder of dharma is lord Vishnu. Placement of the general.
Lagna lord in the 9th house gives the blessings of lord
Vishnu and such natives would be a keen devotee of lord Royal honour: 10th house is the domain of karma in this life.
Vishnu. Placement of the Lagna lord in the 10th house makes the
person dutiful and focuses the life of the native towards
Skilful: When the lagna lord is placed in the ninth house, fulfilling his duty. If they are bound to government, this quality
Lagna falls in the 5th house from the Lagna lord, this makes does not get unnoticed and they are recognized for their
the 5th house indications quite strong over the native and he contribution to the state and people.
becomes quite able and skilful to carry out various activities.
Fame: Similar to Lagna, 10th house is also the house of
Eloquent in speech: Since the karaka for speech is Jupiter, fame. Placement of the Lagna in the 10th house can give
placement of Lagna lord in the 9th house, karaka for which is undying fame to the native, provided there is Shubha yoga
Jupiter and Sun being a friend of Jupiter, enhance the on the 10th. In addition to this combination, influence of
significations of Jupiter. Hence such natives shall be Moon or Jupiter can accentuate the indication.
eloquent in speech. This is equally true when the lagna lord
is placed in the 2nd, 5th and 11th, whose karaka is also Self made: Since 10th house is the house of duties and
Jupiter. activities, when lagna lord is placed in the 10th house, such
natives rarely take any help and support from others, rather
The significations of various sense organs are: tread their path alone. Since they are bound to their duties
ƒ Sight : Sun & Mars (fire)

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and action, they are often successful in their endeavours and brother. He shall acquire the articles indicated by the 11th
thus can categorically be called a self made man. lord.

Satya Jatakam: The person shall acquire name and fame. COVA: If the Lord is in the eleventh house, the native will
His occupation will be the one denoted by the lord of the have a good income, reputation, love affairs/ wives and will
tenth house. He will gain power and authority, if the lagna have excellent qualities of head and heart. He will be blessed
lord is strongly placed. by Sri Hara.

COVA: If the Lord is in the tenth house, the native is

honourable, famous, self-made, blessed by his parents and
Sri Ganesha, ambitious and prosperous.
Lagna lord in Twelfth house
If Lagna Lord is in Vyaya Bhava and is devoid of benefic
aspect or conjunction, the native will be bereft of physical
Lagna lord in eleventh house happiness (dehasaukhyavivarjita), will spend unfruitfully
If Lagna Lord is in Labha Bhava, the native will always be (vyarthavyayī) and be angry (mahākrodhī).
endowed with gains (sadā lābhasamanvitaḥ), amicable
(suśīlaḥ), fame and achievements (khyātakīrtiśca) and many लग्नेशे यभावस्थे देहसौख्यिवविजतः।
wives (bahudāraguṇairyutaḥ). थर् यी महाकर्ोधी शुभदृगय
् ोगविजते॥ १२॥
lagneśe vyayabhāvasthe dehasaukhyavivarjitaḥ |
लग्नेशे लाभगे जातः सदा लाभसमिन्वतः। vyarthavyayī mahākrodhī śubhadṛgyogavarjite ..12..
सुशीलः ख्यातकीित बहुदारगुणैयुर्तः॥ ११॥
lagneśe lābhage jātaḥ sadā lābhasamanvitaḥ | Bereft of physical happiness: 12th house is one of the
suśīlaḥ khyātakīrtiśca bahudāraguṇairyutaḥ ..11.. dusthana, however quite feeble in its affect as compared to
others namely 6th and 8th house. Placement of the lagna
lord in a dusthana can show health troubles. Moreover, since
Gainful: Eleventh house is the house of gain and placement it is house of loss, placement of any house lord show losses
of lagna lord in this house can indicate gains from various related to the significations of the concerned houses. Since
sources. lagna represent health, placement of the Lagna lord in the
12th house can show loss of health. However, under benefic
Virtuous: Similar to 2nd house placement of the Lagna lord, influences, it can show recovery from illnesses too, since
placement of the lagna lord in the 11th house can make the 12th house governs hospitals.
native virtuous, since the like the 2nd house karaka for the
11th is also Jupiter. Such natives feel happier by helping Unwanted expenses: 12th house is the house of losses or
others and are charitable in nature. Since, placement of any expenses. If the lagna lord is placed in the 12th house, such
house lord in the 11th house enhance the indication of the natives cannot save much money, whatever income they
house, placement of lagna lord in such position can give have, they shall find the means to spend it. However, if there
strong ideals and determination to the native. are beneficial influences on the 12th house,

Fame: Since lagna is the house of fame, placement of the Angry: Since the karaka for the 12th house is Saturn which is
lagna lord in the house of gain, shows gain of fame. Due to an enemy of the karaka for the Lagna, the Sun, it shows the
their good qualities they are also honoured in their inherent conflict in the nature of the person. Thus this can
communities. make a person irascible and short tempered.

Achievement: Eleventh is the house of gains and fulfilment of Satya Jatakam: The native shall be religious and be involved
objectives. Hence lagna lord in the 11th house, enable the in charitable deeds. He will have a happy and comfortable
native to fulfil his objectives even under adverse life. He will be calm and composed. He will do meritorious
circumstances. deeds with a view to achieve happiness in heavenly worlds.
He will spend the paternal wealth in good ways; however his
Many wives: Many wives here do not necessarily mean that wealth will gradually decline.
the native is passionate and licentious. It can only mean that
the native can sustain a big family due to the accessibility to COVA: If the Lord is in the twelfth house, the native will be
the resources they have. In cultures which allow multiple the cause of his own misfortunes, physical felicity will be
marriages, it can show multiple marriages too. lacking and temper will be short. He will be a spendthrift and
expenses will depend on the nature of the ascendant/twelfth
Satya Jatakam: The native will be fortunate and be famous. Lord.
He will gain in all enterprises and be benefited by his elder

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3 Valorous, Wealthy, Honourable, Have two

Bengali BPHS (Harihar Mazumdar): wives, Intelligent, Happy
4 Parental happiness, many brothers, Lustful,
ƒ Lagna lord in the lagna gives good health, self Virtuous, Charming
sufficiency, intelligent, fickle mindedness, two 5 Mediocre progenic happiness, trouble to first
marriages and passion. child, Honourable, Angry, Dear to king
6 Only if no benefic aspects, Devoid of physical
ƒ Lagna lord in either 2nd or 11th makes a person happiness, Troubled by enemies
troubled, amicable, religious, honourable, virtuous and 7 If benefic lagna lord Wander aimlessly, Face
endowed with many wives. In addition, placement of penury, Dejected, If malefic lagna lord become a
the lagna lord in the 2nd house causes difficulties in king
bearing children. 8 Accomplished scholar, Sickly, Thievish, Angry,
Gambler, Extra marital relationship
ƒ Lagna lord in the 3rd or the 6th makes the native 9 Fortunate, Dear to people, Devotee of Vishnu,
valorous like a lion, endowed with material happiness, Skilful, Eloquent, Endowed with wife, sons and
two wives, intelligent and blissful. In addition, wealth
placement of the lagna lord in the 3rd makes the native
10 Paternal happiness, Royal honour, Fame, Self-
fulfil his sexual drives unnaturally; however its
earned wealth
placement in the 6th can give health troubles except for
11 Endowed with gains, virtuous, Fame, Many
those born in Taurus and Scorpio Lagna. But for these
two lagnas, placement of lagna lord in the 6th can give
12 Bereft of physical happiness, Spend unfruitfully,
short life to the first spouse.

ƒ Lagna lord in the 4th or the 10th house gives

happiness from the parents, many siblings, passion,
1. Brihat Parashari Hora Shastra- Santhanam
virtues and beauty. In addition, when the lagna lord is
2. Brihat Parashari Hora Shastra- Harihara
placed in the 4th house, the person belongs to a good
lineage. However, when lagna lord is placed in the 10th
3. Satya Jatakam- Santhanam
house, such native becomes a self made person.
4. Crux of Vedic Astrology- Pt. Sanjay Rath

ƒ When lagna lord is in the 5th house, the native has

middling happiness from children. The first child does
not survive for such natives and they are short
tempered and involved in activities of the govt. such as

ƒ When lagna lord is placed in the 7th house, the spouse

does not live long; they are sometimes like king and
sometimes poor and dejected.

ƒ When Lagna lord is placed in the 8th or the 12th

house, the native becomes expert in occult studies and
a scholar, gambler, thievish, extremely angry,
passionate and immoral.

ƒ Lagna lord in the 9th house makes the person

fortunate, popular, devotee of lord Vishnu, eloquent
speaker, endowed with a good family life (spouse and

Summary of placement of lagna lord in different houses

House# Results
1 Physical happiness and prowess, Intelligent,
Fickle-mindedness, Have two wives,
Extramarital relationships
2 Gainful, Scholarly, happy, Virtuous, Religious,
Honourable, Multiple marriages

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