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Daridra Yoga in Astrology

Definition: When either or both the lords of the 2nd and the 11th houses are placed in debility, trika houses (the 6th, 8th or the 12th house) or with malefic planets OR the 2nd or the 11th house contains a debilitated planet.

Results: This is an unfortunate Yoga, as Daridra means pauper or beggar. When this yoga is activated, it gives acute financial crisis, loss of wealth, job, prestige, hardship and health problems related to eyes and ears.

Remarks: Daridra means pauper or beggar, as the 2nd house denotes income, wealth and possessions and the 11th house signifies all kinds of gains and profits, when lords of these houses are in debility or in malefic 6th, 8th or 12th house or are sever affliction in any way, Daridra yoga is formed. It is very easy to understand that when income, wealth and gains signifying houses and planets are under affliction, then destitution and beggary can follow. But health problems related to eyes and ears may not be easily understood by everyone. The 2nd house also governs eyes and the 11th house also governs ears. Therefore, when lords of 2nd and the 11th house are under malefic influence then ear and eye disease can surely occur. Phala Deepika, a text on Hindu astrology written by Mantreswara, states only when the lord of the 11th house is in the 6th, 8th or 12th house, Daridra Yoga is formed and it dose not take the 2nd house in consideration. However, I differ from this view and my experience shows the 2nd house lord in similar placement or in debility or under affliction will cause financial hardship in is sub periods. Surprisingly this yoga is common in horoscopes of well to do people therefore one should not jump to conclusion seeing the 2nd house lord in debility and predicting poverty. The aspect of benefic or yoga karaka planet and the overall strength of the planets involved in Daridra Yoga as per Shodash Varga Charts should be taken in account.

Written by Sanjay Sharma, © 2011, revised April 2016