The concept of badhaka-inimical rashis and signs and their
placements is most often ignored while making chart
interpretations and predictions.
Every Ascendant sign has one badhaka rashi or sign. Matters related to the house in which the sign is placed happen under stress-delays. And sign related health issues. Lord of this badhaka sign when placed in quadrants and trines ie kendras and trikonas causes stress in matters related to that house, and causes sign related health issues. Planets placed in the badhaka rashi pose health issues based on the nature of the planet in the badhaka rashi and cause stress-delays in matters related to the lordship of the planets placed herein. For Movable signs Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn the 11th sign ie Acquarius, taurus, Leo, scorpio act as badhakas. Stress-delays in income-gains-friendships-relationships. Planets placed in the badhaka signs are under stress and cause related health issues too. Thus 11th house of gains is not a pleasant house for every ascendant sign having to face related stresses. As also the 11th badhka Lord could cause stress if placed in quadrant/trine kendra/trikona houses. For Fixed signs Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Acquarius, the 10th sign ie Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, Libra act as badhakas. Stress-delays related to luck-higher education-father-travels etc and related health issues. For dual signs Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces the 7th sign becomes badhaka ie Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini, Virgo ie stress-delays in Profession, Marriage, business n business partnerships, And related health issues. Badhaka signs from the Ascendant sign must be avoided during marriage matching while matching the lagna to avoid mutual health issues and other stresses. This invalidates the concept of samasaptaka ie marriages between 1/7 signs which are opposed to each other causing stress in the relationship with personality and ideological differences to cope with, though not as bad as relationships involving sun-saturn or moon-saturn. Mars-venus cause mere attractions. Badhaka planets in 3/6/8/12 houses do not remain badhakas, but do pose challenges, extra efforts and health issues in the natural course whether you call them badhaka or not. For Libra ascendant jupiter in leo in the 11th place is placed in badhaka sign and gives gains through leadership/advisory/consultancy roles but under stress-delays and liver stress etc. Similarly badhaka lord inimical sun placed in 10th house for example causes stresses-delays in career and recognition and causes health issues related to knees-lungs. Remedies for badhaka planets and planets in badhaka houses have to be done appropriately. The badhaka planet for the badhaka rashi could enable overcome the stresses. For example, Mars is badhaka for Leo and can help overcome badhaka nature of planets placed in badhaka Leo for Libra Ascendant. While may require a careful consideration of all factors. Thus the concept of badhaka signs and planets must not be ignored while judging horoscopes, and must not be delighted with 11th house or 9th house placements when they happen to be badhaka signs or planets. Nor jump with delight about samasaptaka rashis for marriage matching which usually are recommended and overlooked, while could be a compromise approach inviting element of stress in marriage and mutual health.