CLICK HERE- Book link- These videos are based on the ancient science of Vedic Astrology kno. Ardra Nakshatra 1st Pada: The first pada of Ardra Nakshatra falls in Sagittarius Navamsa, governed by Jupiter. During this phase, there is curiosity and the desire to explore. Planets in this pada are relaxed but may lead to material excesses. It is the calmness before the storm and things do not look too rosy.

Firstly, pada is used synonymous with charan as far as nakshatras paddhatti is concerned. Each nakshatra is divided into four parts which are known as charan or pada. Each charan or pada denotes a navamsha. For example, Aries has the first nakshatra as Ashwini. Uttara Bhadra Pada Nakshatra - shows the soul determined to reach the depths of truth in Vedic Astrology. Uttara Bhadra Pada means “later auspicious foot” or “later auspicious result”. It is from 3:20 – 16:39 of Pisces. The Pada of the 7th house is the Darapada also gives us clues to the person’s sexuality. One can also say that the UL is the spouse while the Darapada indicates all sexual partners. This 7th house is also the house of the other. It shows how we interact with other people in general.

Ardra – The Head

Ardra (6.40-20.00 Gemini) is the seed of the Rahu’s energy and contains a single bright star in the Orion constellation. It has a visual magnitude of 0.57 and appears as a red giant, one of the brightest stars in the night sky. In modern astronomy, Orion is known as Betelguese which exerts a strong influence on planets.

Ardra is ruled by Rudra, the fierce incarnation of Lord Shiva, who emblematizes thunder. This nakshatra is translated as ‘green’, ‘moist’ or ‘fresh’. Moisture is the aspect that endows the earth with life.

Behavioral Characteristics

Ardra is said to stand for the behavior of a child, and hence the Ardra natives experience extremes of happiness and sorrow, or the in between stage in a matter of minutes. This nakshatra makes the natives undergo transformation, producing knowledge or confusion in its wake. They try to relate to ‘maya’ on an intellectual level. It is characterized by the birth of the intellect which harmonizes the wanderings of the previous nakshatra, Mrigashira. Ardra rather likes to analyze the cause behind the function.

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Ardra natives have a probing aspect to their personality which is voiced quite prominently even in kids. In the cosmic nature of things, Ardra represents ‘yatna shakti’, the power to make efforts by seeking for the desired goal. This energy is often answered with accomplishment. In fact, Ardra is the root word for ‘ardent’ and ‘arduous’. It is the nakshatra where impressions and sensitivity find place to make the mind active as well as reactive. It is also something that makes these natives helpful and empathetic.

This nakshatra struggles to balance the mental with the emotional. Ardra natives have a large face, curly hair and sullen expression. Their instant memory allows them to respond easily to facts and figures. Their lives are characterized by changes and U-turns. Unrelenting observation makes Ardra natives impolite and critical, which can make them sarcastic as well. Generally, softer people are easily scared.

The elusive facets of Rahu make Ardra a confusing nakshatra which whiles away in fruitless pursuits. However, these don’t evolve their spirituality, which is required for them. Ardra natives have a chance to better their lives, although this is not easy to achieve in today’s world.

Padas or Quarters

The first pada falls in the Sagittarius Navamsa and is governed by Jupiter. it is associated with curiosity and the spirit of exploration. Planets here have a relaxed disposition, although they are susceptible to material excesses. It is the starting point of the storm and conditions are not too bad.

The second quarter falls on the Capricorn Navamsa which is ruled by Saturn. It stands for every kind of material pursuits and frustrations. The negative attributes of the nakshatra are usually manifested through this quarter. The storm has increased here and hence planets bring misfortune and trouble.

The third pada falls on the Aquarius Navamsa which is ruled by Saturn. It stands for scientific, electrical and result oriented nature. The storm resembles its highest lightning stage and hence planets provide short and sudden raptures of inspiration with immense mental activity.

The fourth pada falls on the Pisces Navamsa which is ruled by Jupiter. It stands for sensitivity and compassion. There is a strong desire to help the less fortunate souls. The storm has attended conclusion here and the effects are mild as compared to the previous quarters. Planets here usually generate positive results.


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Gana: Ardra is a ‘manushya’/human nakshatra whose relation with mercury connects the higher and lower worlds, relating to struggle and illusion.

Favorable Activities

Demolition, destruction, discarding objects and habits, confrontations, research, creativity, propitiating fierce deities

Unfavorable Activities

Beginnings, travel, marriage, giving/receiving honors, religion


Ardra natives should worship Lord Shiva in his fierce form of Rudra and chant the root mantra “Om Aeem” 108 times during the lunar transition of this nakshatra to alleviate afflictions. Wearing red, metallic, green, silver, black and dark grey colors is also recommended. All important actions should correspond to the course of this constellation for best results.


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In the words of Varahamihira, the lunar influence gives Ardra wickedness, ingratitude, and vanity. Janis Joplin, the musician, represents the forces of Ardra in its creative and higher mental plane.


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Pada meaning vedic astrology


Counting the number of signs from the lord of Lagna as it has gained from Lagna we arrive at the Arudha Lagna. For example, if the lord of Lagna is in the third house, counting three signs from the third house, we arrive at the fifth house that becomes the Arudha Lagna.
There are two riders, as exceptions, to this. (1)If the Arudha Lagna is in the Lagna itself, the tenth house from that should be treated as the Arudha Lagna. (2) If the Arudha Lagna is in the seventh house, the fourth house (which is the tenth house to the seventh house) should be treated as the Arudha Lagna.
The Arudha Lagna plays a vital role in determining our states/job in this material world.


The Arudha Pada for all the houses and these are Pada house name and symbol
1 pada, lagna pada, arudha lagna =AL
2 Dhana pada, Kosa pada=A2
3 Vikrama pada or Bhratripada =A3
4 Matripada, Sukhapada =A4
5 Mantra pada, Putrapada =A5
6 Rogapada, Satrupada, Aripada =A6
7 Darapada, Kalatrapada A7
8 Marana or Mrityu pada, Randhrapada =A8
9 Pitripada, Dharmapada =A9
10 Karmapada, Rajyapada =A10
11 Labhapada =A11
12 Vyaya pada, Gauna pada =A12 or UL


Arudha Lagna or (AL)

Is the Reflection of the Lagna. It is distinctly visible as it catches the mind.
What an individual may know about themselves (Lagna) may not be what others think of them (AL). Lagna and Arudha Lagna tell these two different stories.
• The 1st house, is the Arudha Lagna, it is rajasic (creating), but the natural karaka of the first house is Sun, so it is creating for good reasons.
• Uccha AL lord brings high status, but if it is a malefic it brings high status problems. The status of the AL and its lord will affect the image you are creating in the world and how the world is treating you.
• Planets conjunct the AL has a tremendous influence on the person’s image, and what they do. Jupiter and Moon in the AL is best as it makes the person famous now and even after death.
• When other Arudhas conjunct AL, they get activated too. Ex: A6 conjunct AL, disease or enemies also rise along with the person, which means that when others see/view/think of the native….the image of being sickly also rises in their mind; which has probably been formed due to his going to hospital often.
• A crook, with an exalted AL lord will be well liked and rises in popularity.
• What is perceived is what is making things move, turn and happen.
• The A10 shows who, it is showing a person, how that person is perceived, and where they are being perceived from.
• If the A5 is damaged it can hurt the manifestation to have children.
• In this way, the AL represents the individual (Lagna) and how it is perceived.
• The circumstances of death are seen from the 3rd house from AL, it does have a physical reality to it. As a special ascendant it will give results both in the mind of others and how their minds react with the reality of the individual. Both mental (perceived image) and physical results (interaction) are seen from the Arudha Lagna.
Our world is constantly under illusion and we form impressions about people that need not be correct. Arudha lagna shows this. If you want to judge a person’s success in competition, you should prefer arudha lagna to lagna, as it is related to the illusion of the world.
Another explanation would be that, Lagna is the seat of truth and exposes the physical layer, while AL is the seat of illusion and shows the materialistic layer of life and perceptions.
The AL is more than just a perception; it is a point of relating to the world.
Thus, the houses from AL affect both the perception of the individual as well as how they actually act and are treated in the world.
The Lagna is like the Sun, the AL is like the Moon, and the Paka Lagna is like Jupiter; and is similar to the three eyes; the Sun (right eye), Moon (left eye) and Jupiter (third eye).
Arudha Lagna is the reflection of the self (how others perceive it). In D-1 it is the general perception about you, in the other D-charts it is always the perception in connection with that D-chart. Like AL in D-9 will show what kind of a husband you will be thought of. AL in D-10 will show how others perceive you in your career etc.
Upapada (A12 or UL) is seen for marriage and spouse in raasi, showing how others perceive her as your wife, and this may include you. However, the real connection will be seen from the 7th house. Going to D-9, this will more explicitly show how she is perceived in the married relationship. Seeing the UL in D-10 will show how your colleagues in work will perceive her. UL in D-20 will show how she will be perceived in your religious life, etc.

Exceptions in the calculation of Arudha Lagna and other Arudhas

There is an exception theory in the calculation of the Arudhas. Rahu and Ketu have been designated own houses.
They are (1) Rahu= Aquarius (2) Ketu= Scorpio

So when a sign falls in Scorpio or Aquarius what happens? There are 2 lords to decide from Saturn and Rahu for Aquarius, and Saturn and Ketu for Scorpio. We choose the lord which is the stronger of the two and progress it to find the Arudha as per the rules mentioned in the above class.

Use of arudha lagna and other Arudha Padas

Divisional charts help to resolve many of these clashes. Ex: 5th house stands for son, mantra, judgment, fame, etc. Using divisional charts, we can see that 5th house in saptamsa (D7) stands for son and 5th house in vimsamsa (D20) stands for mantra. Again certain matters are seen from different houses in the same divisional chart.
For example, intelligence and academic success are both seen in the chart of learning, chaturvimsamsa (D24) and the 5th house shows both.
In such cases, we have to understand which matter is seen from lagna and from AL?
Chaturvimsamsa (D 24) is prescribed for learning and knowledge and the 5th house is supposed to show success in competition and fame, as well as intelligence. An intelligent person usually succeeds in competition, but it does not happen always.

This clash is resolved by using lagna for one and arudha lagna for the other.
One’s intelligence is about true self (Lagna). But whether he is successful in competitition is related to perceived self (AL). An intelligent person may fail the person, whereas one with average intelligence may succeed. It is related to perceptions. Thus lagna should be used as a reference when judging one’s intelligence and the use of the AL for judging success in competition and fame.

Judgment, balance, discretion are related to true self should be seen from the 5th from lagna. Whereas Reputation in career/profession, being the part of Maya and related to the perceived self is seen from the 5th house of D 10.
In this manner, we can choose the correct divisional chart and the correct reference from Lagna and AL, based on the nature of the matter of interest.

Money is related more to AL than lagna. This is why Jaimini talked about planets in the 11th and 12th houses from arudha lagna when talking about savings and expenditures.

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