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Upapada Lagna.


Another important lagna which is considered in Vedic Astrology is Upapada Lagna. This Lagna is used to see the traits and characteristics of your to-be Spouse. There are few different ways to calculate Upapada Lagna, as per different systems of Astrology, the one I am covering here is House Wise.

Upapada Lagna

To calculate Upapada Lagna, we consider the 12th house and 12th lord position. Now, what 12th house has to do with Marriage? 12th house is house of isolation. So, in a way, it is a house of living a single life. 7th house is the main house of marriage and spouse. Now, 12th house is 6th from 7th house. 6th house is of Obstacles. So, looking at 12th house or its lord, we can know when obstacles will be removed in your life and you may come to married life from single life.

So, rule to calculate Upapada Lagna is that you need to 1st see the sign in 12th house of your birth chart. Then see where 12th house lord is placed in birth chart. Count the houses in between and then count the same number of houses again from position of 12th house lord to find the Upapada Lagna. Now, make this Upapada Lagna house as Ascendant and it can give you some info about your to be wife. Let's see through examples -

Ex 1 - Suppose someone is Pisces Ascendant. 12th house will have Aquarius sign there. Aquarius lord is Saturn. Suppose Saturn is in Gemini in 4th house. Now, count how many houses it is away from 12th house? 5 houses. Now, calculate 5 houses from Saturn in Gemini in 4th house. You will reach 8th house and Libra Sign. Libra becomes your Upapada Lagna. Make Libra as Ascendant and see the whole chart from there and read it as if it is chart of your spouse. It will give some idea about him/her.

Ex 2 - Suppose someone is Libra Ascendant. 12th house will have Virgo sign there. Virgo lord is Mercury. Suppose Mercury is in Taurus in 8th house. Now, count how many houses it is away from 12th house? 9 houses. Now, calculate 9 houses from Mercury in Taurus in 8th house. You will reach 4th house and Capricorn Sign. Capricorn becomes your Upapada Lagna. Make Capricorn as Ascendant and see the whole chart from there and read it as if it is chart of your spouse. It will give some idea about him/her.

Exception - As always, rules have their exceptions. So, if 12th house Lord is in 12th house itself or 7 places away from 12th house then counting process, as stated above, will lead you back to 12th house, which should not be the case. In such cases, we count 10 places away from 12th house or 7th house. Like, if someone is Scorpio Ascendant in birth chart. 12th house will have Libra sign there. Now, if Libra's lord Venus is in 12th house itself or if Libra's lord Venus is in 6th house (7 places from 12th house), then following the counting process, as above, will lead us back to 12th house. In such cases, we will count 10 houses from Venus placement, either from 12th house or 6th house, as the case may be. So, if Venus is in 12th house in Libra itself, counting 10 places from there will lead us to Cancer in 9th house. Make Cancer as Ascendant and see the whole chart from there and read it as if it is chart of your spouse. It will give some idea about him/her. Likewise, if Venus is in Aries in 6th house, we need to count 10 places from 6th house and thus we will reach Capricorn in 3rd house. Make Capricorn as Ascendant and see the whole chart from there and read it as if it is chart of your spouse. It will give some idea about him/her. Also, if 12th house lord is 10 places away from itself then we count 7 houses from position of 12th house lord. Suppose thee is Capricorn Ascendant.Sagittarius is 12th house. Lord of 12th house is Jupiter. If Jupiter is in 9th house in Virgo then we will count 7 signs from Virgo and Pisces will become the Upapada Lagna. 

Have good luck in Marriage then. :)

Hope this helps and is understandable.

Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer


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27 Comments on this post

  • @ Anupama - it means spouse & his/her life can be similar with how ppl see you. It means some commonalities in your perception by people and your spouse.

  • Sir what does it means if arudha lagna and upapada lagna falls is same house.

  • @ Rahul - Mars 8th aspect is on 7th house. :) Conflicts, obstacles and sudden ups/downs are possible in relation.

  • Mars is darkarka and 7 lord and sitting in 12 house in own sign Aries .there is no aspect on 7 house and mars what will be result

  • @ Alex - I replied to your email. Thanks

  • Astrosaxena, I am sorry for making a mystake in my question. I have seventh house in libra, my asdendent is 29 degree, 23 ´ in pisces.

  • @ Alex - if your ascendant is libra then you cant have Aquarius in 12th house. Thanks,

  • @ Alex - Please email me at support@astrosaxena.com

  • Vishal I have trouble to grasp this concept because no one all around the internet is not able to explain it properly. My first issue is my ascendet is located at the last degree of libra (29 degrees 23´) The 12th house starts in aquarius. I suppose that I should not count jupiter in a calculation of Upapada Lagna, but saturn. The Saturn is exactly sitting in 28 degrees 53 ´ in sagittarius conjuncting descendent. It means that Saturn is 10 houses away from 12th house (but 11 signs) First should I follow counting signs or houses? Resources and astrologers are not in concord whether to count houses or signs . In some charts if you count 7 houses you end up with different upapada lagna position than counting 7 places. You cannot say in one line houses and in another signs. It is either signs or houses that need to be counted. This is why there is so much confusion. Also look at the last three lines. You stated from the position of twelve house, but then you stated counting 7 signs from position of sign in which the lord of 12th house is place in birth chart. You count from 12th house itself or the lord of twelve house? Size of houses are not equal to sizes of signs, so if you count houses even if the number is same as counting signs, upapada lagna will be placed in different degree in the same sign because of the fact that size of signes is firm and does not match the size of each house. So in fact I dont know where my saturn will be placed exactly, I guess the degree status will be preserved.

  • @ krishna - if u r asking all this from marriage point of view then astrology has nothing to do with marriage. Thanks,

  • Ok thank you very much. 2nd from upapada lagna is venus with sun in pisces aspected by debilitated rahu. Good ? What effect ? And lord of pisces, jupiter is retrograde in libra. Please tell me Regards

  • @ krishna - spouse can have troublesome life over, he/she may have felt restriction and limitation throughout life. older spouse is a possibility. Thanks,

  • Sir sagitarius ascendant if thé upapada lagna is aquarius with saturn mars mercury what effect ? Saturn give mature and older spouse ? And i have moon in 7th house. Regards

  • @ Sheena- as far as I know, all the yogas and tricks like different types of lagnas can be used in any type of astrology as they all complement each other rather than conflict with each other. Thanks,

  • Namashkar sir KP astrology system where true planet positions bhava wise...is it applicable in finding UL too sir? Yogas also based on KP system sir?

  • @ shekhar - astrology has nothing to do with marriage. a relation can break for 100 of reasons and this can be one of those. Thanks,

  • Vishal sir pls help. Exalted retro mercury UL virgo. Second house lord venus conjunct ketu in 12th house UL...what problem will arise sir? Means it will cause break in marriage sir?

  • @ xyz - its fine, his/her wish.

  • what if someone has a relation for 2yrs before getting married?

  • @dheeran - I think there is no point in linking UL with AL. Both are completely different concepts. Sun and exalted Mercury in 1st house will show that spouse can be highly perfectionist type of person, very communicative and high on pride. Thanks,

  • Sir i have two questions to understand from this topic. 1) If upappada is virgo, sun mercury on virgo, sun is the atmakarka sitting with exalted upapada lagna lord, what we can conclude? 2) If UL is placed in 12th house of AL, what we can conclude sir in general?

  • @ Mary Ann - yup , we can add creativity too with his work. Thanks,

  • @ Mary Ann - Thanks for appreciation. Yup, it looks like he can be in foreign lands in matters of higher education. Thanks,

  • Mr.Vishal good day! Wonderful articles! I have never given inportance to upapada lagna before; reading this article has make me speechless. What a wonderful discovery. Uppaada lagna is read as if its our spouse chart so if we make 7th house of upapada lagna as main means does it represent us? Capricorn is the upapada for me. I m curious to know my future hubby profesion. Venus is sitting in 12th house. Can we we say that he will be working in creative job in some foregin country?

  • Mr.Vishal good day! Wonderful articles! I have never given inportance to upapada lagna before; reading this article has make me speechless. What a wonderful discovery. Uppaada lagna is read as if its our spouse chart so if we make 7th house of upapada lagna as main means does it represent us? Capricorn is the upapada for me. I m curious to know my future hubby profesion. Venus is sitting in 12th house. Can we we say that he will be working in creative job in some foregin country?

  • @ kirti - Mars as it is main ruler, ketu co-rules it.

  • hi, what if sagittarius ascendant scorpio rules 12th house. Now to compute further, should we take ruler of scorpio as mars or ketu? Since both planets ruler scorpio.. Or strongest of them should be considered?

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