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Arudha lagna

By Pt. Sanjay Rath

Arudha Lagna - The Personal image

1. Arudha lagna (AL) is the image of a person (or any body) which is the
reflection of the ascendant about the lord of the ascendant. The
ascendant is the physical personality & intelligence while the ascendant
lord is the applied intelligence (Paka lagna). The arudha shows the way
we are viewed in this world due to our overall personality and resources
as well as due to its use and modifications.

2. There are arudha for each of the twelve houses and they represent the
images that exist in our minds. For example, the arudha of the fourth
house represents the home environment at childhood. If this is in a sign
of Venus then it indicates a strong presence of mother and her family in
shaping childhood.

3. The arudha lagna represents the final record of all events of ones life
that form the image of the person. This implies images of other houses
adding to the image of AL. Impact of darapada (A7) is crucial for
relationships, finances and social success.

Planets & the arudha lagna

Moon is the significator of AL.

Planets like Moon & Jupiter who have a good reputation associating with
arudha lagna protect the reputation and image while planets like Saturn &
Rahu with a bad name spoil the image.
In general the relationship of planets with the Moon determines their ability to
influence the arudha in a good or bad manner.
The status of the arudha lagna lord is the status of the native. Planets exalted
in the arudha lagna or the 7th from it promise reputation and success in their
fields as well as consequent good fortune.
Debilitated planets in arudha ruin the image.
Benefic planets in the 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 & 8 houses and malefic planets in 3 & 6
houses give good results if they are strong in rasi & navamsa. Instead if the
planets are weak in debility in the rasi or navamsa, the results will be contrary.
On the other hand, weak benefic planets in the 3 & 6 houses from arudha lagna
give rajayoga.
The tenth house is good for benefic planets only and even exalted malefic
planets in this house cause trouble.
Any planet in the 9th house from arudha lagna gives good results and protects
the image while they give good income in the 11th house and losses and
expenses in the 12th.

Birth family & arudha

Further reading
Co-born: Younger co-born from 3rd house & lord and elders from 11th house
and lord.
Children from the 9th house from Upapada
Protector from the 9th house from arudha lagna¦and so on.

Transits & arudha

Transit of Saturn in the 1st, 4th, 8th & 10th houses from lagna and arudha are
Transit of Jupiter in quadrants from arudha lagna is a blessing.
Transit of Rahu in trines to arudha lagna gives rajayoga and material blessings
while that of Ketu in trines is excellent for spiritual pursuits and renunciation.
The Sun & Moon in trines to any arudha causes it to manifest

Change of image with time

1. The image or arudha is maya or untruth and cannot be permanent. It

changes with time based on dasa.

2. Every dasa affects the arudha by (1) house placement from it and (2)
argala (planetary intervention)

3. Narayana dasa, Vimsottari dasa and other such methods of progression

are useful tools to decipher the changes in image.

4. Natural years of carakaraka replacement also cause major changes in the


5. Change in jobs, attainment of position and authority, marriage and

various other events cause changes in the image depending on the
association of their respective images with the arudha lagna.

6. Study dasa from standard texts.

Meaning & Concept of Arudha

1. Rasi/Bhava Arudha
o Mirror image i.e. image of person in this world is his Arudha
Lagna, Image of mother is A4, Father is A9 and so on.
o How do these images intervene with his image?
Argala & Virodhargala

2. Graha Arudha
o Image of other people

Arudha Pada of the various houses

o Riders (a)Swasthe Daraha, (b) Sutasthe Janma

o Rules for dual Lordship

Graha Arudha of Various houses

o Rules for dual lordship shall apply

o Many like my grandfather used both Graha Arudha


1. Bhava Arudha – 1st house: Arudha Lagna, Lagna Pada, Pada – AL, 2nd house:
Dhana Pada; etc. till Upapada –UL,

2. Graha Arudha –Ravi pada, Chandra pada, Guru Meena pada etc.. are used in
the nadi literature. What do they mean?

3. How to draw the Rasi & Graha Arudha Chakra?

· Rasi Arudha Chakra has true Graha positions. Thus it is the interaction of the
images of his personal self and others close to him with the world. It shows how
the world perceives you and how the world around you shall react to what you

· Graha Arudha Chakra has true Bhava positions. Thus it is the interaction of
the images of the various people as perceived by the native on himself. It
shows how you perceive the world around you and how you will react to the
various environmental inputs.

Focus on Rasi arudha Chakra REsults

1. Results of planets in different houses from AL:

· Generally benefics in 1,2,4,5,7,8,10, and malefics in 3,6 & 12 indicate

· Reverse shall occur when these planets are debilitated in Navamsa i.e.
Vipareeta Rajyoga/neecha Yoga can occur.

· All planets, and even an Upagraha is beneficial in the ninth and shows
prosperity and protection. It should be used for protecting your image.

· All planets in 11 show sources on income & in 12 show sources of expenditure.

· Malefics in 6 show corruption while benefics show honest income.

· Moon is the Karaka for AL.

· Planets in 7 & 12 show those who shall oppose you/ cheat you at home

2. Results of planets in different houses from Upapada.

· Just like the above, but the sun is Karaka and is always beneficial to UL.

· Exalted planets in UL, show spouse from a well known family; if debilitated
reverse holds good; if none then the lord of UL shall show the status of spouse’s

Best Wishes

Sanjay Rath