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Argalaa and Virodhee Argalaa
Argalaa is a very important concept in Vaidik astrology. Argalaa means Intervention. In addition to the influence caused by planets with Graha Drishti and Raashi Drishti, there is another influence called "Argalaa".
Literally speaking, Argalaa means "a bolt". Argalaa on a house shows the influences that intervene in its affairs, decide some parts of it and close the bolt on it, so to speak. Planet having Raashi Drishti have a small influence. Planets having Graha Drishti have a more concrete influence. Planets with Argalaa simply decide some parts of the matter signified by the house. The influence caused by Argalaa is decisive.
A planet or house in the 2nd, 4th and 11th houses from a planet or a house causes primary Argalaa on the latter. Argalaa by a benefic planet is called a "Shubh Argalaa" (benefic intervention) and Argalaa by a malefic planet is called a "Paap Argalaa" (malefic intervention). This simple concept can be better appreciated if some examples are given.
The 4th house stands for education. The 2nd, 4th and 11th from the 4th house are 5th, 7th and 2nd houses respectively. One's intelligence (5th), interaction with others (7th) and and overall character and Samskaar (2nd) make or break one education. If Jupiter is in 5th House, he will give intelligence and his Shubh Argalaa (benefic intervention) on 4th will help one's education. If Raahu is in 5th house, his Paap Argalaa (malefic intervention) on 4th will cause obstacles in one's education by way of poor intelligence. Similarly, benefic and malefic in the houses causing Argalaa cause good and bad intervention.
Basically, the point is that intelligence, interaction and Samskaar are the things that decide one's education. They have a decisive role. Let us take another example. Short journeys are seen from the 3rd House. What are the things necessary for a journey? One needs a vehicle (4th). One may need someone to serve one by driving the vehicle. Servants are seen from 6th. So, no wonder the 4th and 6th houses cause Argalaa on the 3rd house, being the 2nd and 4th from it respectively! If one has Paap Argalaa on 3rd from 4th, it may show trouble to the journey because of the vehicle. If one has Paap Argalaa on 3rd from 6th, it may show trouble to the journey because of the driver.
Let us take another example. Domestic harmony, comfort, well-being and happiness are seen from the 4th house. What are the things that can make or break domestic harmony? Of course, wife, children and other family members! Each of them can intervene in one's domestic harmony. No wonder the 5th, 7th and 2nd houses have an Argalaa on the 4th house (being the 2nd, 4th and 11th respectively from the 4th house)! If a malefic in 5th has Paap Argalaa on 4th, it may show domestic clashes and lack of Sukh comfort/happiness) on account of a child. If a benefic in 7th has Shubh Argalaa on on 4th, it may show domestic happiness due to a caring partner.
Apart from the 2nd, 4th and
11th houses from a house, the 5th House from a House has a secondary Argalaa
on it. In the case of learning, Argalaa of 8th house on 4th (8th is the 5th
from 4th) shows the influence of hard work in learning. Hard work is another
decider. In the case of journey, Argalaa of 7th house on 3rd house (7th is the
5th from 3rd) shows the influence of partners in a journey.
For example, let us say Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn are in Gemini, Pisces, Aries and Virgo respectively. Saturn is in the 4th from Mercury and Gemini and he causes Argalaa on them. Because Saturn is malefic, this is a Paap Argalaaa (malefic intervention). But Jupiter is in the 10th from Mercury and Gemini, so he obstructs Saturn's Argalaaa and averts the troubles. Venus is in the 11th from Mercury and Gemini and thus he causes Argalaa on them. With Venus being a benefic, it is a Shubh Argalaa (benefic intervention). If Leo (3rd from Gemini) is empty, this Argalaa is unobstructed.
NOTE: If a sign contains Ketu, Argalaas and Virodh Argalaas on it are counted anti-zodiacally. For example, let us say Ketu is in Virgo, then Le, Gemini, Scorpio and Tauraus are the 2nd, 4th, 11th and 5th from Virgo (counted anti-zodiacally) and planets in those signs cause Argalaa on Virgo and on the planets in Virgo. Virodh Argalaa is also counted similarly.
Use of Argalaa
Argalaa from the 2nd house shows the basic ingredient for the sustenance of a matter. For example, the 2nd house shows food and it is a basic ingredient for the sustenance of self (1st House). The 5th House shows intelligence and it is a basic ingredient for the sustenance of learning (4th). Argalaa from the 4th house shows the basic factor that drives the mood, state and progress of a matter. For example, the 4th house shows comfort and it drives the mood and state of self (1st). The 7th house shows interaction and that drives one's learning (4th).
Argalaa from the 11th house shows the catalyst that can result in gains for a matter. For example, the 2nd house shows character, grooming and Samskaar and it is a catalyst in the process of learning (4th). Secondary Argalaa from the 5th house shows the additional contributing factors. For example, the 5th house shows emotional situation and that contributes to the state of self (1st). The 8th house shows hard work and that contributes to one's learning (4th).
Using the above guidelines, we can understand the meaning of Argalaas on Houses and Kaarak.
Difference Between Argalaa and Drishti (JHora)
01. Having Argalaa on this rasi
1.--Does "Having Argalaa on this Raashi" mean planets having good Drishti
(Aspect) on this Raashi?
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Created on 05/18/2008 and Updated on 06/21/2012