(2) Exception: Arudha pada of a house cannot be in the 1st or 7th from the house. If thearudha pada computed above falls in the 1st or 7th from the original house for which weare finding arudha pada, then the 10th house from what was found above becomes thearudha pada.NOTE: It may be noticed that arudha pada of a house can only be in the 3rd, 4th, 5th,9th, 10th and 11th from the house. This is because the illusion is always separated fromthe reality.Example 2: Lagna is in Aries and Sun is in Aquarius. Let us say we need to find mantrapada (arudha pada of 5th house).Solution: From Aries lagna, the 5th house is in Leo. From Leo, its lord Sun is in 7th.Counting the 7th from Sun, we get Leo itself. But arudha pada of a house cannot be inthe house itself or the 7th from it. So we find the 10th from what we found above, i.e.Leo, and get Taurus.Example 3: Lagna is in Taurus and Moon is in Libra. Let us say we need to find bhratripada (arudha pada of 3rd house).Solution: From Taurus lagna, the 3rd house is in Cancer. From Cancer, its lord Moon isin 4th. Counting the 4th from Moon, we get Capricorn (7th from Cancer!). But arudhapada of a house cannot be in the house itself or the 7th from it. So we find the 10th fromwhat we found above, i.e. Capricorn, and get Libra.(3) Caution: Parasara said that Aquarius is owned by Saturn and Rahu both and Scorpiois owned by Mars and Ketu both. When finding arudha padas of houses falling in thesetwo signs, we have to consider both the lords. If one of the lords occupies the sign (e.g.Saturn in Aquarius), the other lord (e.g. Rahu) should be used. Otherwise, we have totake the stronger lord. Usually a planet in conjunction with more planets is stronger. Amore elaborate set of rules can be found in standard references.Some scholars (e.g. Sri K.N. Rao) prefer to ignore the exception in (2) above, but bothParasara and Jaimini mentioned it and it cannot be ignored. Moreover, the followingpoint may be considered by learned men: Some results are attributed in literature to themutual shashthashtaka (6th/8th) positions of arudha lagna and dara pada (arudha padaof 7th). If this exception is ignored, it can be mathematically proved that arudha lagnaand dara pada will always be in mutually odd houses and mutual shashthashtakaposition of these two padas can never occur! Why did maharshis talk about acombination that never occurs? The readers are urged not to ignore these exceptions.There is another thing to remember: Though many scholars find arudha padas only inrasi chart, they are equally valid in divisional charts.
Use of arudha lagna
Lagna is satya peetha or the seat of truth. Arudha lagna is maya peetha or the seat ofillusion. Both stand for self, but they stand for different shades of self. Lagna stands fortrue self and arudha lagna stands for perceived self. Arudha lagna stands for "self, aspeceived by this maya world".