What is Upapada Lagna
Upapada Lagna is the Ardudha Pada of 12th house of your Horoscope. It is a Method Used in Jaimini Astrology to Know about Our Spouse or Life partner. Not only About Spouse but it also indicates about condition of our Married Life and Relationship, Problems and difficulties we will face in our Relationship etc.
Other than this , Darapada is also important for Analysis of Relationship. Darapada is the Arudha Pada of 7th house. The Darapada (A7) indicates physical relationship or short term relationship whereas Upapada Lagna indicates long term relationship or Marriage.
Before Going further Lets Understand what is Arudha ?
What is Arudha Pada
Arudha Means Image. Image is not Real. It is Just a reflection of our Picture. Similarly Arudha Pada of Various House is the Image or Reflection of Various House.
Arudha Lagna is the Image of our own Personality. How People See us or How people Perceive us. Aruhdha Pada of 2nd house is the Image of the 2nd House. It indicates what people think about our Wealth, our Relatives etc. Arudha Pada of 10th house is the Image of our Career.
Let me explain it with an Example.
Suppose You work in a Multi National Company. People of our Society will think you as a Successful Person. But you may not be very Happy in your workplace. You may not be getting Promotion or You may not enjoy working in that office. But still as You work in a very large organisation, People will think that you are Very Happy and Successful in Your Career. This image is Arudha. People Perceive you as a Very Successful Person which May be or May not be true.
So Upapada Lagna is the Arudha Pada of 12th house. It is Very important in the Analysis of Marriage, Spouse, Marriage Time etc. Upapada Lagna, Its Lord, dara Pada(A7) and Arudha Lagna can also reveal lot of things in future spouse prediction in astrology.
Upapada Lagna Calculation
The calculation is simple. Find the twelfth house in your chart and see where the Lord of the twelfth has traveled from the twelfth house. Then you can count the same number of positions from that place.
How to Calculate Upapada Lagna
Chceck the Placement of 12th Lord
Count the Position of 12th Lord from the 12th house.
count from 12th Lord
Now You have to count same No of House from the 12th Lord.
Determining Upapada Lagna
After that the Sign where you Reached is known as the Upapada Lagna.
Suppose a person is born with Aries Lagna and his 12th Lord Jupiter is placed in Cancer. From 12th house Pisces to cancer, the distance is of 5 Sign. So we will add 5 sign from Cancer and we will reach Scorpio Sign. Scorpio will be the Upapada Lagna for this native.
Upapada Lagna can not be in the 6th house. Any Arudha Pada can not be in the 7th sign from the Main Sign. As Upapada is the Arudha of 12th house, it can not be in the just opposite sign i.e. 6th house
Spouse or Marriage Prediction from Upapada Lagna
The Planets which conjuncts or Aspect the Upapada Lagna will indicate the Nature and Character of Your Spouse or Marriage partner. Complete Analysis of this and Darapada is Necessary to understand the Marriage and Marital Happiness.
Read: How to Know about Spouse Appearance from Astrology.
When Upapada Lagna is conjunct with beneficial Planets like Jupiter, Venus and Mercury, it is highly Beneficial. It can give you a Very Nice and well behaved Person. If this Lagna is aspected by Jupiter, the spouse can be wise, knowledgeable and law abiding. If Mars is aspecting the Upapada Lagna, it indicates a dynamic and confident person as spouse in astrology.
If you are interested to know about your Spouse, you can Read our Article on How to know Nature and Character Of your Spouse from Astrology.
The Navamsa Position of the UL lord has to be seen because it also reveals about the family background in spouse prediction astrology.
If the Upapada Lagna(UL) lord is exalted and in good dignity, it indicates a high status of the spouse.
When Malefic Planets Like Ketu, Rahu , Saturn etc is conjunct with Upapada Lagna, it is not good. Specially the Conjunction of Ketu with the UL is extremely Bad. It create problem in getting Married. It can also give problem after Marriage. If UL is conjunct with Venus and Ketu in 7th house, it can give multiple relationship. So the proper Analysis of Upapada Lagna Should be done.
If the Arudhal Lagna(AL) and Upapada Lagna(UL) are in 2-12 Relation, there can be lack of understanding between the couple. They can try to ignore each other. If the Arudha Lagna and Upapada Lagna is in 6-8 position from each other, then also same result is indicated in spouse prediction astrology.
If Arudha Lagna and Upapada Lagna is conjunct, this is a Indication of Love marriage and Good relationship. It also indicates good understanding and compatibility.
The second House from UL is very important for the Longevity of the Marriage. If there is Malefic Influence in the second house of UL, there is possibility of breaking the marriage in astrology.
Planets Like Mars, Rahu is most detrimental in the 2nd House of Upapada Lagna. It can give break or Separation in Marriage.
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The Planets who are in 7th to UL can act as opposing force to the relation. For example If Sun is in the 7th house of UL, Father of the person can create obstacles in this marriage. If Mars is in 7th house from Upapada Lagna, brothers can oppose the marriage where as if moon is in 7th house from UL, mother can oppose the marriage.
Marriage Timing from Upapada Lagna
We Should use the Upapada Lagna for our Marriage Timing as Well. Chara Dasha of Jaimini should be used. The chara Dasha of the Sign where Upapada Lagna is place or the 7th Sign from Upapada Lagna can give Marriage in its Period. So We should always Check the Vimsottari Dasha with Chara Dasha for Timing of Marriage.
Not only Marriage timing, chara Dasha of Upapada Lagna is also useful for any kind of Romantic Relationship.
You can Read our Step by Step Guide for Marriage Time Prediction in Astrology.
We check this During our Marriage Consultation. Without Proper Analysis of all the aspect, it is difficult to come into any conclusion.
How to Strengthen Upapada Lagna
You Should Strengthen Your Upapada Lagna to Improve your Marriage and Married Life. You Can Strengthen this By Wearing the Gemstone for the Upapada Lagna Lord. For example if your Upapada Lagna is in Leo, Your Upapada Lagna Lord is Sun and You can wear Ruby to Improve your Marriage and Married Life. Following is the List of Gemstone.
Moon- Pearl or Moon Stone
Mars- Red Coral
Jupiter- Yellow Sapphire
Venus- Diamond or Zircon or Opal
Saturn- Neelam or Blue Sapphire
Ketu- Cats eye
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You can Also Strengthen the Upapada Lagna by Worshiping the God of that Planet. For example, If your Upapada Lagna Lord is Sun, you can worship Lord Ram or Shiva to make it Strong. You Can also Purchase Hand Made Clay Idol and Keep it in your Puja Room for Daily Worshipping.
I have tried to give some hints and information about UL. If you have any doubt or confusion, feel free to Comment.
Debraj is a professional Astrologer with More than 10 years of Practical experience. Started learning Vedic astrology in a very early age around 12 yrs and almost more than 20 years in astrological study.