Understanding Concepts of Vedic Astrology 1

Understanding Concepts of Vedic Astrology-1

*House and Planet of Obstruction*

vedic-astrology

For each ascendant sign birth chart there is a house and its lord which act as an obstructionist or Badhak.

The term for astrology in Sanskrit language is ‘Jyotish’ which literally means light or the science of light and infers to the science of heavenly bodies and their influence upon life on Earth.

There are distinct differences between the Indian ‘Jyotish’ also called ‘Hindu astrology’ or the ‘Vedic astrology’ and the Western astrology. The Vedic astrology has greater depth and therefore more reliability as compared to the astrology used in the west.

The Vedic astrology is as old as the Vedas.

Through this series of short articles let us try to grasp some basic concepts which not only distinguish Vedic astrology from other types of astrology but also lend greater depth and wisdom.

The House of Obstruction (Badhak Sathan)

The house of obstruction for each of the twelve ascendant sign charts is listed in table below:

Ascendant Sign
Of Birth Chart

House of Obstructions
(BadhakSathan)

Obstructionist Planet
(BadhakGreha)

Aries

11th

Saturn

Taurus

9th

Saturn

Gemini

7th

Jupiter

Cancer

11th

Venus

Leo

9th

Mars

Virgo

7th

Jupiter

Libra

11th

Sun

Scorpio

9th

Moon

Sagittarius

7th

Mercury

Capricorn

11th

Mars

Aquarius

9th

Venus

Pisces

7th

Mercury

The lord of the house of obstruction or any other planet associated with this house or lord may cause difficulties or obstacles in materialising the significations of the concerned house during its periods. It has been observed that mainly the health related issues are more affected.

However any favourable influences on this house or lord can lower the negative results.

Article by: Jyotirvid Pawan Kumar