Planets placed in 3rd house and 6th house from Arudha Lagna and material or spiritual pursuits

Kroora Grahas (Rahu, Saturn, Ketu, Mars even Sun) are said to be well placed in the 3rd house and in the 6th house from Arudha Lagna (AL). Why ?


  • 3rd house is Duschikya Sthan (दुश्चिक्य स्थान) in the kundali of Kaal Purusha ! Duschikya Sthana promotes: anger, aggression, and forcefulness in the character of a native.
  • 6th house is of overcoming the obstacle, defeating the enemy, and be at the zenith of executing acute/pensive acts.

Consequently, when such kroora planets (because of their intrinsic harsh nature) are placed in these two houses from Arudha Lagna: 3rd house and 6th house they promote ruthlessness and harsh treatment.

Hence, native does the karmas to help promote, maintain and defend his own material status (Arudha lagna) aggressively and forcefully.

This is very good for most material pursuits and for professions, where one needs to prove his/her might or superiority over rivals or to be called a winner etc. By being active attacker improves one image ( Arudha Lagna) and scope of influence on others in material world.

But real Saints are totally different from these worldly achievers, they never impose, nor do they retaliate or do any aggression. Surely, they have somya grahas /natural benefices (like Jupiter, Venus, un inflicted Mercury and Moon in paksha bala or having digital strength) in 3rd house and 6th house from their Arudha Lagna ( AL) or they have no planets there at all.

 Placement of Saturn in 2nd house from Arudha Lagna

Saturn in 2nd H from Arudha Lagna (AL) will always impoverishes the image and material status of a native. Saturn is the Naisargik karaka (natural significator) of poor, scarcity, abandoned and unfortunate hence his such placement where he has to provide food and shelter (2nd house) is undesirable for high status. 2nd house is very important for sustenance and lasting effects for any Arudha pada.

However if that Saturn is exalted, in own sign or in Multrikona sign then the impoverishment is considerably low.

If Saturn is so placed in the 2nd house from Arudha Lagna ( AL) and native wears a blue sapphire (नीलम) then surely he will start behaving as if he is having less or scarce resource at his disposition so does his material status will sink. This will hold good for Rashi Chart.

In some other context, say in Siddhamsha, D24 chart (used to see Siddhis or Knowledge of a native) placement of Shani in the 2nd House from Arudha Lagna can indicate someone who sometimes do blunders or mistakes and shows lack of knowledge in some areas hence can degrade honor in the field of academics. Cause Arudha Lagna ( manifested Image, is sustained in a very poor way, there is inadequate feeding to sustain it in a health manner).

Likewise, meaning and context of the proper divisional charts should be understood and relevant information should be drawn for clear and crisp readings.

Arudha Padas and Manifestation

Planets placed in any Arudha Pada tell us about the manifested qualities of that person in the life of a native.

For example if one has Ketu in UL (Upa Pada), the representation of one’s spouse and the person with whom one shares his/her life and all resources etc: can be very spiritual and/or quite headless with sudden developments taking place all the times in the life of the spouse.

 Rahu in 3rd house from Arudha Lagna

Wehn Rahu is placed in 3rd house from Arudha Lagna the person will mislead/cheat/deceive or will be manipulative and cannot be truthful in all his/her dealings; Unfortunately !

Rest all we can judge from the influence of Grahas and Rashis on Lagna. More the influence of  Satwa guna planets (Sun, Moon and Jupiter) on Lagna the better. Even the influence of  Rajo gunu planets like (Mercury and Venus) is fine.

When we are considering the drishti or aspects of planets in this case, we should only see Graha Drishti in this regard.

 Placement of Lagna Lord in 11th house from Arudha Lagna

Normally, the placement of Lagna Lord in 3rd house is very good for material prosperity. As it makes the Arudha Lagna in the 5th house.

So from Arudha Lagna the Lagna Lord is placed in the 11th house of actual gains. Native’s own intelligence, Paka Lagna can now have a governing say on acquisition of wealth, being placed there and hence influencing it directly.

It means natives own intelligence makes him accept or renounce material gains.

Positive influence (Please refer to Jaimini Sutras for financial relationships between Grahas promoting financial growth or demoting it ) makes native accept happily and negative makes him deny/renounce wealth or wealth is not proposed to him, via this placement (again negative).

The most troubled situation is that of DevGuru, Jupiter ! Because it is the Marana Karaka Sthana (MKS) for him. Eg: Lagna being Sagittarius or Pisces and Jupiter is placed in the 3rd house.

 Shatru Pada (A6), when placed in 12th house from Arudha Lagna

One of the best placement of Shatru Pada (A6) is in the 12th house from Arudha Lagna (AL).

Shatru Pada (A6) represents: the tangible and real physical enemies (people) or competitors (people) of a native and 12th is the house of ignoring or giving up and loss.

So in such placement, the native constantly ignores his so called enemies (A6) in the practical world and focuses on his work only: very good for success in the long run.

On the contrary side the enemies/ competitors of the person make sure that the person is well remembered in the world because of their actions in this context. Consequently the image of the native gets visibility and attention of the people.

For enemies/competitors (Shatru pada, A6), the Arudha Lagna of the native is in 2nd house and 2nd house is very important for the sustenance of any Arudha Pada. So in order to help sustain themselves, the enemies or competitors will do so for the native.