I have read the chapter on Argala in the BPHS, but I couldn't understand anything. Could You please explain the principles of Argala to me?



Argala means intervention in the affairs of a sign (Rashi) or graha by another rashi or graha. Argala can be of two types viz., (i) Shubhargala (good intervention) caused by benefic rasi/graha, and (ii) Papargala (bad intervention) caused by malefic rasi/graha. However, such Argala is also obstructed by other rasi/graha. The strength, effect and prevalence of the Argala or obstruction to the argala is determined from the strength of the rasi/graha (determined by the standard methods) causing the Argala and obstruction. The result of the stronger of the two causes it (Argala/obstruction) to prevail. The following rules explain the cause of Argala and the obstruction to it: Cause of argala RULE - I The rasi or planet(s) in the 2nd, 4th and 11th houses from a rasi/graha intervene or cause ‘ Argala’in the affairs of the latter. (UPSJ: 1.1.4) RULE – II Malefic rasi/planet(s) in the 3rd from a rasi/graha also cause ‘ Argala’on the said rasi.

But. Let us say Ketu is in Libra. The primary ones the 2nd. RULE – II The rasi/graha in the 9th obstructs the Argala caused by the rasi/graha in the 5th (Rule – III above). Thus the presence of Saturn in the 2nd. Libra and Ketu cause argala being in the 4th from Cancer. Obstruction of argala RULE – I The rasi/graha in the 3rd.e. 4th and 11th counted in the reverse is Scorpio. the reckoning of both Argala and Obstruction caused by the said rasi/Ketu is always done in the reverse direction (anti clockwise). they are caused by 2nd. Virgo and Aquarius that cause Argala. Cn and Sg. Pisces and Libra intervene in its affairs. for example. my AL is Sagittarius and has Ketu in it. 10th and 12th from a rasi/graha obstruct the Argala. when we find argalas *on* Libra. Thus. the AL is Sagittarius and the Argala on the AL is reckoned in the regular order i. Argala means planetary or sign intervention and they are caused on signs and planets alike. by Vi. 10th and 3rd respectively.NARASIMHA RAO ON KETU EXCEPTION You said. The planets in these signs also cause Argala on Ketu. the reckoning is always in the reverse. "EXCEPTION REGARDING KETU In the case of a sign occupied by Ketu. 4th and 11th counted in reverse. RULE – III The rasi/graha in the 5th also cause secondary level ‘ Argala’on the said rasi. Sun in the . Thus for Ketu the 2nd.(Note: A malefic/malefics in the 3rd not only cause obstruction of the Argala of the 11th rasi/graha. When we find argalas on Cancer. 4th & 11th and they are obstructed by the 12th. Exception regarding Ketu In the case of a sign occupied by Ketu. 4th and 11th from Sagittarius or Capricorn. This is the way I understood it and possibly it is wrong. i. the reckoning of both Argala and Obstruction caused by the said rais/Ketu is always done in the reverse direction (anti clockwise). ? FOLLOW-UP QUESTION BY MR. However. As regards Ketu.SANJAY RATH Your understanding is correct. => ANSWER BY PT. but they themselves cause Argala simultaneously." Is it "caused by" or "caused on"? I have so far been under the impression that the exception applies when we find argala *on* the sign containing Ketu (not *by* the sign).e the 2nd.

8th and Ketu in AL causes Kemadruma (Poverty) Yoga which has resulted in taking up a service which can never make the two ends meet!! I guess all honest Govt. 7 degrees 30 minutes to 15 degrees). the Argalas and obstructions be also counted accordingly in a reverse manner.) Moon aspected by Venus can be a Dhana Yoga.SANJAY RATH Malefics in the third suo-moto cause Argala as they also simultaneously obstruct the Argala of the 11th house." Santhanam explains: "If the Argala causing planet is in the first quarter (or first 7 degrees 30 minutes of the sign). the gain is initially denied and the native fights for it and gains it at a later stage. servants in India will be in such a predicament. In BHPS ch. Thus. Rahu and Ketu. Thus in Leo Dasa Aquarius Antardasa my elder brother gifted me a Car!! (We should also see the aspect of Aquarius on the A4 in Libra for this not ignoring its Argala on the 4th house as well. What is the difference between primary and secondary Argala? Regarding Exception of Ketu." Since Santhanam used plural for words node and motion. Similarly 2nd quarter's Argala is eliminated by the 3rd quarter placement.What does that mean that malefic(s) in 3rd cause Argala themselves simultaneously? 2. the Mokshkaraka Ketu has Subha Argala in the 11th in Aquarius and due to my Ketu related activities I have received gifts and donations to improve my lot. Santhanam's translation. the obstruction indeed will come to pass. Since the 11th is the house of Gains.: " The Argala caused by placement of a planet in the first one fourth part of the Rasi is countered by another placed in the 4th quarter of the respective obstructive Rasi. Later in the notes on the same verse he is giving an example where he is counting in reverse order to reckon the Argala of Rahu which confirms the above verse from BPHS. the objective is not gained and the person has to use PARAKRAMA BALA to achieve the objective." => ANSWER BY PT. Likewise while the Argala planet is in the 2nd quarter of the sign (i. it is said: "As the nodes have retrograde motions. the obstruction (planet in 15degrees to 22 degrees 30 minutes i. . Also there is very important rule about Argala in the verse 10 of ch 31.e. ? ANOTHER FOLLOW-UP QUESTION BY DINA-NATHA DAS 1. Fortunately.e. 31..What is the secondary level Argala? I couldn't find any explanation about secondary level Argala in BPHS. while the obstructing planet is in the 4th quarter (22degrees 30 minutes to 30 degrees).. Verses 2-9. 3rd quarter) will combat the Argala. that would indicate that wants to say that we should use reverse counting for reckoning Argala for both nodes.

The same number of planets occupied in each house now is the obstruction . Moon in Li and AL in Le. I am not satisfied by the explanation you gave and will wait for more explanation later. No. I am referring to the concluding remark quoted above.e. I accepted that argala caused *by* Ketu and his sign are counted in reverse. I still can't see the relation between reverse counting for Ketu and Ketu being Moksha karaka. Moksha. this is Bhagya (fortune/Destiny) and we shall discuss this later. and on the other it aids Moksha which can be achieved. Thus. Thus on the one hand the Moon gives death. because Jaimini maharshi and you taught so. This is not always true. the Moon in the 3rd from the AL shows the nature of death and this is unobstructed. I have already explained earlier that the reverse counting is for Ketu ONLY and not for Rahu as along with the other planets Rahu is the cause of rebirth and the fruits. Moon is also in the 11th from Ketu counted in the reverse direction and helps in the gain of the objective of Moksha and this Argala is unobstructed.the 11th from Ketu (directly counted) has Moon and 3rd from AL also has Moon.As regards the Chaturthamsa usage for determining the efficacy of the Argala and its obstruction.DINAKARAN Two malefic planets occupied in each two bhava 5th and 9th . Ketu is the ONLY planet that is working like Ganapati (Tapasya) to take us to Narayana i.NARASIMHA ON THE ABOVE EXAMPLE. For example. 3rd from AL and 11th from Ketu (in reverse) coincide and you have nice logic. So Moon gives death and helps in the gain of the objective of Moksha" and present a case for forward counting for Ketu also. I still cannot see any logic behind this. I have Ketu in the AL in Sagittarius with the Moon in Aquarius and no planet in Libra. I am not questioning "vipareetam ketoh" exception. Hence Ketu's Argala is in the reverse as it indicates the planets favouring or disfavouring the attaining of Moksha. he can say: "see . I hope with this example it is amply clear that the reverse count is only for Ketu because it is the Moksha karaka. If someone has Ketu is in Sg. 9th bhava obstructs the argala. in the real sense after death. BY This is a convenient example with Ketu in the arudha lagna. ? RELATED QUESTION BY MR. ? ANOTHER FOLLOW-UP QUESTION MR. Because of Ketu is in AL. However.

can be exerted when it has . then this can cause actual physical bondage like kidnapping or jail. because Saturn is debilitated and weak. ? ANOTHER RELATED QUESTION ON ARGALA BY MR. servile behavior etc. Lagna in D-10 shows one's true nature when moving in society (i. If the Argala and its obstruction are equally strong. Each planet's influence on each house can have a positive spin as well as negative spin. inhibition. Sun casts an argala and so do Mercury and Saturn. Why did I say Saturn's argala gives humility. Have any rules to cancel " The Karaka bhava nasa" ? => ANSWER BY PT.SANJAY RATH Nice question. i. => ANSWER BY MR. it constitutes a bandhana Yoga (Bondage). consistent with the nature of the planet.e. Dr. Let us take the argalas on lagna.removed or not removed.e.SATISH Appreciate if someone can answer the questions on argala. Saturn's argala on lagna can make him humble. which have a negative spin? Similarly. Murli Manohar Joshi's D-10 has lagna and Venus in Gemini. What is a good argala and what is bad argala. which is a word with a positive spin on it? Why not introvert nature. How can one be humble and authoritative? Well. you can see both these qualities in him depending on dasa and transit influences. A positive influence. That is why I always look for natural benefics in these places. Does it depend on the planet causing the argala. How does it conclude? Does any remedy to remove the obstruction? Please clarify with need example. This world can be very evil for some people depending on their karma.NARASIMHA RAO Yes. and if this is in the 2-12 or 5-9 houses. why did I say Sun's argala on dasamsa lagna makes him forceful and authoritative in his movement in the society (which is somewhat negative)? Why can't it make him a charming and charismatic leader (which is positive)? The answer has to do with benefic/malefic argalas. Sun in Cancer and Saturn and Mercury in Aries. Let me give an example. I don't think I understand argala. Think of this question: What is a good aspect and what is a bad aspect? Argalas by malefics are bad and argalas by benefics are good. Sun's argala may make him forceful and authoritative. What are the results? Mercury's argala shows that he may be intellectual in nature. in career). But the dominating influence will be Sun's. If malefics alone are involved. Rahu and Saturn involved gives being beaten with chains or other forms of torture while Gulika afflicting shows the use of poisonous substances.

Lagna shows true nature. They have specific purposes. Sun. Parasara wasn't fooling around when he defined special lagnas and divisional charts. . This is why classics give many qualities for the same planet. As far as matters related to ghati lagna (fame and power) are concerned. Saturn signifies mass following and Sun signifies following in the ruling class. consistent with the nature of the planet. [Note: To find functional benefics and malefics for a lagna. follow Parasara and not modern day savants! What Parasara taught is perfect. So yogakaraka Saturn's benefic argala on ghati lagna made her popular among masses. With Saturn being a yogakaraka (owner of 9th and 10th) from Taurus. OTOH.Sept 1999. Also he did not mention argalas for fun. Saturn signifies popularity among masses. his argala is benefic. In the case of ghati lagna (fame. If it doesn't make sense to you or if it doesn't work for you. the positive quality Saturn gives is humility. it must be that you misunderstood him! While on the topic of strict adherence of Parasari principles of functional nature of planets.. They too have a purpose. In the case of lagna. look for my article on "Kendradhipati dosha" (the malice of a benefic's ownership of a quadrant) in Surya Prakash memorial issue of "The Astrological Magazine" . is a functional malefic as he owns 3rd house and he gives a forceful and authoritative nature (negative) and not a charismatic and charming personality (positive).. he is popular among politicians and powerful men. different divisional charts and different lagnas cover different dimensions of human life. In matters of knowledge. we were dealing with lagna. As I keep trying to show you again and again.a benefic argala. power and authority). So his argala on lagna can give humble nature (positive) and not servile. Attempting to cover all those with one lagna and one chart results in ambiguity and eventually loss of confidence in classics. introvert and inhibited nature (negative). Final example: Sanjay's D-24 (chart of knowledge) has a benefic argala of Saturn on lagna and benefic argala of Sun on ghati lagna. ghati lagna etc). Here Saturn owns 8th and 9th from lagna and he is a functional benefic. can be exerted when it has a malefic argala.] Another example: Madonna's D-10 has ghati lagna and Venus in Taurus and Saturn causes argala on ghati lagna from Pisces. In matters of knowledge. he is a humble person because of Saturn's benefic argala on lagna (despite Saturn's debilitation). What does it give her? Humility? In the previous example.. A negative influence. arudha lagna shows perceptions and ghati lagna shows power and authority. When we consider planets and houses. we have to choose what they stand for based on the varga (divisional chart) at hand and the reference point at hand (lagna. arudha lagna. because of Sun's argala on ghati lagna. Hope you have learnt something from these freewheeling thoughts.

These are normally inanimate like a beneficial Ketu argala on Jupiter can give assets like .SARAJIT Can You please tell me something about the rasi dristi? => ANSWER BY MR. Example: Gemini. Rashi drishti can be said to be akin to two houses opposite each other (or even as stated in points (1) (2) and (3) above) in the neighbourhood and the grahas in such rasis can be compared with the people living in the houses. Sagittarius and Pisces aspect each other. Similarly. Libra and Capricorn . when rasi dristi? => ANSWER BY PT. Rasi Drishti is called sign aspects.SARAT CHANDER I don't know if Narasimha has already replied to this as I have not followed the mails closely. The basic rule is (1) All Chara (Moveable signs) Rasis aspect the Sthira (Fixed signs) except the one adjacent. Rasi dirshtis are more permanent in nature while the graha drishti indicates only the desire for the significance. the grahas occupying the rasis casting rasi drishti are bound to give the results (good or bad) during their periods. I hope you get the idea know. Example: Taurus (Sthira Rasi) aspects Cancer. His pious and peaceful disposition is certainly going to influence everybody in the neighbourhood. Assume a very pious and dharmic person (say Jupiter) living in the opposite house.all the three being Chara Rasis and does not aspect Aries (also a Chara Rasi) as it is adjacent to it. Good or bad aspects of a Rashi dirshti are bound to fructify while those of graha drishti only indicate a possibility. The positive and negative influences of the people living in the opposite house is bound to influence the very living of ours. NICHOLAY When. apply Argala. Example: Aries (Chara Rasi) aspects Leo. when graha dristi. However. ? QUESTION BY Mr. Scorpio and Aquarius .Rasi Drishti ? QUESTION BY MR.all the three being Sthira Rasis and does not aspect Taurus (also a Sthira Rasi) as it is adjacent to Aries. here it is. (3) All the Dwiswabhava (Dual signs) Rasis aspect each other. if a bad element (say Rahu) were to live in the opposite house the negative influence is bound to take place disturbing the peace and harmony of all. at the analysis of a horoscope. Virgo. while the grahas in graha drishti need not necessarily give such results even though indicative of the same.SANYAY RATH Argala is an intervention of outside influences on a house or significator. Thus. (2) All Sthira Rasis aspect the Chara Rasis except the one adjacent to it.

And usually we consider opposition and the special full aspects by Mars. the planets stationed in these signs are like people staying in the houses. (I deduct one foot meaning 1/4 aspect. this could be with regard to family and so on. These are very qualitative as the sorrow always comes due to an incorrect perception or desire. Does this mean that these are the most important or strong aspects? Another thing is that Parasara not always gives a full aspect to a planet on the opposing sign. For example. Saturn. .aeroplanes! (This is an extreme position and experience is the best teacher in handling argala). Saturn's aspect brings sorrow. it has dristi in its own house and the reconstruction of the place has begun as Mars favours its sign. yet there is going to be an apprehension. This is the effect of Rasi Dristi.SANJAY RATH Imagine two houses facing each other in the opposite sides of a street. Let us call one Aries and the other Scorpio as these houses aspect each other. because I'm confused. As the house and its occupants also benefit from the association with their front door neighbour. Argala means intervention while Dristi means aspect. What happens if these people are friendly to each other. For example. He says that Mars aspects the 7th with one foot. Rasi dristi are permanent aspects of the signs. Application of Rasi Dristi is vital in Jyotish. Now. like a priest Jupiter in Aries. If Saturn aspects the second. Now. you will recall how I had explained the Sarpa Yoga and the war in Yogoslavia. Argala may have dristi. Jupiter and the nodes and on other aspects. Jupiter with two feet and Saturn with three feet.) Please guide me. It ended as expected when Jupiter entered Aries and broke the sarpa yoga. Rasi dristi is a permanent aspect while Graha dristi only moulds the desire of the object. while other planets give a full aspect on the 7th. Both Rasi and Graha dristi are to be applied simultaneously. how should I use the aspects.GAURANGA DAS I have read the chapter on planetary and sign aspects in BPHS. ? QUESTION BY Mr. What happens if someone tells you that a Criminal has come to live in the house opposite yours? You have not met the criminal. These are permanent aspects caused due to the signs. while the vice-versa is not assured. the Mantras he says in the morning is going to be beneficial for the house in front as well. 2 feet as 1/2 aspect etc. One surprising thing is that Varaha Mihira mentions only the planetary aspects. Graha's are animate or movable objects like men and Graha dristi indicates desire of individuals or the native himself. They decide your reaction to information and other inputs from the Nature. => ANOTHER RELATED ANSWER BY PT. when Mars moved into Scorpio.

Imagine the two rasis as two opposite houses. and 3 pada 7th aspects for Mars. This is the effect of Rashi Drishti. . What comes first "the chicken or the egg". At the end of the Rashi Dristi chapter Parasara does discuss the 1. The sign aspects are permanent aspects and do not change with time. ? FOLLOW UP QUESTION BY Mr. All the other planets have 100% desire. 2. Thus.=> ANSWER BY PT. But at the same time you cannot escape seeing or ignoring this house or the people living in it as it happens to be just opposite in the immediate neighbourhood. Mars is akin to Hanumanji the Brahmachari who has very little desire (25%) for these things. it is because the DESIRES of Jupiter are good. They are to understood as two buildings standing in front of each other. Thus. On the other hand. renounce their wrong desires and attain Jagannatha. Obviously the pious qualities of the neighbour will spell good effects on you too. Recently while rereading BPHS bumped against a seeming contradiction. Thus Ketu becomes a perfect Brahmachari and strives for Moksha. Hope this explains. The only exception is KETU. Your point about the quantum of aspect is very Vital. ? ANOTHER RELATED QUESTION BY MR.SARAT CHANDER I will attempt the reply to rashi drishti. as will have good neighbourly relations and the vibrations of such a relationship will have a good effect. These special aspects are FULL 4pada or 100%. The lower aspects show that the aspect/ desire is very low. imagine Jupiter living in the opposite house. These are the inanimate aspects indicating the fructification of the desires in the forms of physical or material changes on the universe. which look at each other and the planets.YASOMATINANDANA DAS You were discussing about 7th graha aspects with Sanjay Prabhu. Obviously. you will live fearing the worst constantly. Saturn & Jupiter have special aspects.SANJAY RATH A very valid point has been put forth by you. Planetary aspects are like the desire of the planets/ people they represent. a good neigbour in the opposite house will be most welcome to you. who does not have a head and hence cannot aspect the 7th house. but the outer planets Mars. if we say that the aspect of Jupiter is good. thus all planets (representing people can be said to be perverts to some degree or the other. Even Bill Clinton was punished during Jupiter dasa-Ketu Antardasa for his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Ketu is always punishing people so they become perfect Brahmachari. WHAT IS SEVENTH HOUSE ASPECT? This is the seventh or KAMA Iccha or the desire for having union with the opposite sex etc.. Jupiter has slightly more (50%) desire while Saturn has 75% desire.YASOMATINANDANA DAS Could you explain the difference between Argala and Rashi-drishti? => ANSWER BY Mr. All planets aspect the seventh. if a dacoit or Rahu were to live there. Eg. disposited in these rasis as people living in the opposite house and yourself living in the other.

Let us say you have Saturn in the ninth house.SANJAY RATH I have mentioned this thing about desires earlier. these houses will also show the strong desires the person will have and that these desires will be the cause of sorrow (Saturn's aspect). I saw the posts regarding rashi dristi.-is its very nature influenced by the signs on either side of it namely cancer/taurus. Maharshi Jaimini has also expressed a similar opinion when he assigns the seventh from Lagna and the Moon for Hridaya (Not physical heart..Cancer is on the other? So really regardless of where Gemini is.etc .my lagna is Gemini. Its aspect on the gains (third aspect -another Upachaya and desire to show Parakrama is next priority with saturn) reduces gains and brings misfortunes.LAKSHMI DEVI Someone please answer this question. Thus all planets aspect the seventh or they have the knowledge of the happenings of the house in the seventh from their station. third and sixth houses. but this is not the priority of Saturn. Saturn aspects the 11th (income). So.12thbed pleasuresbut also because TAURUS itself. Argala ? QUESTION BY MS. the aspect on the 3rd house is full in the sense that Saturn knows all that happens out there and that it can fully influence the third house. => ANSWER BY PT. But in the beginning of the Graha Dristi chapter Parasara says that it is a well-known fact that all planets have full 7th aspect.can the SIGN in question be influenced by the SIGNS on either side of it ? For example.etc. To what extent they desire these things in the seventh house is seen from the "Dristi Pada".Jupiter and Saturn respectively. is on one SIDE..However this is a little different. but emotional desires). Since Saturn can give very strong desires due to depriving the person from the items it aspects.e. about the pada's of dristi while the first part applies to the ability to see things or "have knowledge of". and taurus help make up/influence the Gemini lagnas nature? Mithuna is supposed to have weakness for romance. This applies to the second part of the quote i.so do the qualities of cancer .Is this not only because Venus rules house of romance 5th. Its aspect on the sixth gives rise to enemies and desires to win in conflicts (10th aspect-Upachaya aspect is top priority with Saturn the Labourer). So to understand Libra we see they are influenced by scorpio/virgo influence in general-of course to be modified by house placement and planets.This is probably basic/ stuff that I missed somewhere but please answer My question is. Can you help understand in which circumstances are those statements should be applied to avoid seeming contradiction. Thus. in the ninth Sani is bad both by placement and graha dristi as well.

then you cannot back out also.. RAHU". tenth or third from the house. The influence on the 2nd/12th is by way of ARGALA and this is planetary/sign intervention... When you try to visualise.. EXCEPT THE GREAT CAUSE OF REBIRTH I. thus counted directly this is the 2nd house..." Papakartari yoga. This causes rebirth again and again as RAHU HAS A SPECIAL ASPECT ON THE 12TH HOUSE RECKONED IN THE REVERSE AS RAHU IS RETROGRADE. . CAN ASPECT THE SIGNS NEXT TO IT. fourth or eleventh from a house boost its significations and promises. If a Car is standing right in front of your Car. The 12th house has to do with Moksha and the ONLY real obstruction to all of us getting Moksha is Rahu.. Durdhura yoga (Moon with planets in both houses adjacent to herself). then the PARAMJYOTI awakens and you shall have the power to see the past present and future or to see Bhagavan wherever He wishes to reveal Himself. it is difficult to go ahead by ignoring its intervention. Is this due to Argala? Is the following understanding of argala correct? That: Benefic planets in the second. WHETHER PLANET OR SIGN.NO BODY. For example the second from the Lagna is the Dhanargala on Lagna and gives excellent food that influences health. CAN ASPECT THE SIGNS NEXT TO IT. The second is to be understood as the Dhana Argala.. RAHU. WHETHER PLANET OR SIGN. Saturn in the second gives impure or petrified food and this argala need not be good for health indicated by .. Sunapha and Anapha (planets in the second or twelfth of Moon) as well as Veshi and Voshi yogas (planets in twelfth or second from Sun) are examples of planets influencing the sign next to it.ANSWER BY PT. fourth and 11th do influence its significations. it boosts the prospects of the first house by way of argala but if Rahu is in house twelve at the same time then Jupiter can only benefit house 1 if it is stronger than Rahu. For instance: If Jupiter is in house two. almost touching it (like the signs next to each other touch each other). EXCEPT THE GREAT CAUSE OF REBIRTH I.SANJAY RATH "NO BODY.E.ANANTARUPA You wrote: ". If there is another Car Behind.The influence on the 2nd/12th is by way of ARGALA and this is planetary/sign intervention. ? REPLY QUESTION BY MR. Such supportive influence can be obstructed by malefic planets in the twelfth. Is this correct? => ANSWER BY PT.SANJAY RATH Yes the planets ans signs in the second. Rahu represents the Various desires and other evils which have eclipsed our Dharma (Sun) from the very time our Atma had an independant existance from the Paramatma. In this manner try to visualise the influence of the argala in real life.E. Thus the natural benefic nature is important but the natural relationship is even more important. If the planet is inimical to the natural significator then the argala need not be beneficial..

fiths. children and friends as well as the karma he manages to do". the conditions of one's wife. Then there is no Argala on Lagna and the benefic is not going to contribute to the good health of the native. Similarly the second house from the arudha Lagna should be strong with planets naturally friendly to the Moon or the 2nd Lord itself being there. To understand the relationship between mutual 3 & 11. This can give wealth and thus augment the artificial image of the person in the world. The . If another malefic is in the 12th to ruin the sleep then the Papakartari and Asubha Yoga on lagna can damage health. Thus it is vital to bear in mind that the birth chart alone is not the final say in determining longevity. Karma and gains have a direct bearing on longevity. 5th) extend tehir life as per their desire. To me it would be to interpret it vice versa . And the above statement would be true in the sense that if there are malefic in the 3rd (argala on the 1st) then the native would be fond of such excercise like jogging and this would have a positive bearing on the health.SANJAY RATH The concept of Argala can get confusing. children and supporters. And benefics in the 3rd would have counterargala because of lack of physical action. Similarly many people tend to lose longevity due to their karma (10th)" Again. the planet WHICH causes argala interferes in the matters of the respective houses. we should first consider the a benefic in 3. Argala ? QUESTION BY MR. tenth and eleventh houses showing ones general state of happiness and living coditions. Generally. spouse.YASOMATINANDANA DAS I am somewhat confused about how Argala is used in some places in COVA. It seems. Can you please clarify my confusion. The texts say that the saints and spiritualists (mantra. How then can I understand the statements like: "The ascendant (being the eleventh from the third) has argala and shows that such short joneys have a direct bearing on the health and status of the native". => ANSWER BY PT.something like "the condition of one's health and status will influence the ability (and neccesety) of short joneys" (1st causes argala on the 3rd). I still have a wrong understanding of the argala concept. my (mis-?)understanding of argal would be that one's longevity interferes into the affairs of the above mentioned houses . Similarly.like "One's longevity and turmoil in life will influence one's happiness. mantra.the lagna. another passage: "The eight house has argala on the fourth.

then the Lagna has to lose the same. If the short journey is being made in an ambulance. The 3 & 11 have a mutual relationship in Argala. OM TAT SAT . Thus if the third house is gaining something. The making of the journey from home to office is going to "show" to the people who "see" the transport means the status of the native.point raised is with reference to the third house as the focus.e. A person who has to travel a lot in connection with the work may have failing health (if the journey becomes very tiresome). Lagna is the house of gains for the third house. Vice-versa. Since the 11th is a house of gains. the 11th from the third i. the journey itself will have an impact on the person. Take an example of a short journey that one makes from the house to office. but at what cost is the question. In interpreting Argala. Here the reference is to the third from Arudha Lagna (/Varga) as status is a part of Maya. The question arising is interpreting this influence of the third house on lagna (or AL). Junior officers will use smaller cars and the Managing director uses a Mercedes Benz. it can indicate a serious fall in health. Thus the status is reflected through the means of transport used. the third house rules short journeys and this has the Lagna being in the 11th house from the third. That is the point. Thus short journeys require expenditure of energy that may or may not be very good for the lagna. The clerk may use a public transport like bus to make the journey. the 11th house does influence the matters of the house concerned. say energy from the Lagna. Now.