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.
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 spouse. 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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