Importance of Ascendant lord in horoscope

The zodiac sign rising on the eastern horizon at the time of your birth is known as ascendant sign or the lagna rashi. The planet who rules this particular sign is known as the ascendant lord or the lagna lord in astrology. The lagna or the ascendant sign is the main pillar of the horoscope, the ascendant lord can be called as the “Soul” of the horoscope, without the strength of the ascendant and the ascendant lord a person will not be able to achieve heights or happiness in life. There is a great importance of ascendant lord in horoscope of the jatak.

The ascendant lord is the bearer of all the fruits good or bad in the horoscope, its placement shows the areas of focus where life force exerts itself in a horoscope, the jatak will spend all his energies or efforts in the area shown by the placement of the ascendant lord, the happiness or the suffering related to that area will be a prominent feature of the horoscope. The planetary positions from the ascendant lord will reveal a great wealth of information about the material, spiritual success of the jatak. If the ascendant lord is powerless the life force of the jatak will be dormant or weak to exert his influence, his influence will not be felt in the masses or he will not attract people/money towards him.

The importance of ascendant lord in horoscope can be ascertained in many ways, one of the ways to check the overall strength of the horoscope is the check the planetary positions from the ascendant lord as well. The placement of the planets from the ascendant lord will give a clear picture of material and spiritual success of the jatak. Horoscopes of many people do not show any dhanayogas from the ascendant, but they are there from the ascendant lord which clearly shows the picture of their success in life. The placement of ascendant lord and the position of planets from that particular sign is also one of the key aspects of understanding the horoscope.

Importance of ascendant lord in horoscope


Let us take a look at the horoscope of the living Legendary Actor Shri. Amitabh Bachchan, He has been regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian Cinema. The horoscope of the Shri Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan is as follows :-

Importance of ascendant lord in horoscope

Importance of ascendant lord in horoscope

If you take a look at the horoscope from the ascendent you see a cluster of planets in the 8th house and the placement of Rahu/Ketu axis along the ascendent with aspect of saturn making the ascendent weak. The debilitation of Venus should also be noted but he has emerged as one of the strongest and the greatest actors Indian Cinema ever produced. What is the reason for this ? The weakness of venus and cluster of planets in the 8th sure gave him huge financial set-backs and ups and downs in his career as well as severe health issues and accidents, but the amount of success and a career in acting is not so clear from the ascendant chart, now turn the horoscope from the ascendant lord making tauras as the lagna, the picture becomes more clear. This is a classic example of checking the Importance of ascendant lord in horoscope.

There are 4 planets in the 5th house of the horoscope from tauras which include venus, mercury and mars which can give great acting skills and 5th house shows acting, entertainment , The sun is the natural karaka of the 5th house and also the chara atmakaraka placed in 5th from the ascendant lord. There are many dhanayogas operating from the 5th house of the horoscope from ascendant lord. Moon falling in the 6th house and the debilitation of the 6th lord in 5th with mars indicates the famous accident when he got injury in stomach and was in critical condition. 3,6,10,11 from the ascendent lord has a afflicted vasumati yoga having 2 benefics in the 3,6 house and aspect of two benefics on the 11th house from ascendent lord. All benefics are connected to 3,6,10,11 houses. This horoscope is a clear and easiest example of importance of ascendant lord in horoscope. The horoscope has ascendant lord placed in the 4th house representing mother who had a great influence on him in choice of career and wanted him to take a “center stage in life”, The placement of ascendant lord in sign “Tauras” the natural zodiac of 2nd house has also made him famous due to his voice and he has also been a narrator, playback singer and presenter for numerous programs, 4th house also represents the homeland and throne in politics, he has also been into politics, though saturn as the ascendant lord has often given him disappointments in the initial attempts in anything he pursued. The favorable placement of planets from the ascendant lord has made a big positive impact on the horoscope and given him huge success and fame in his chosen field which is why I have always stressed on the Importance of ascendant lord in horoscope. The ascendant lord in this case is retrograde as well due to which there was a delay in his rise and he also had to face many ups and downs in his lifetime, the retrogression of ascendant lord gives chestabala to it and also creates reversal of fortunes or sudden fall in life. It will give different personality traits and induce some weird results related to its lordships and karakatwa.

The importance of ascendant lord in horoscope is hopefully clear now to the readers with this horoscope example, the conclusion of writing this article is to stress on the Importance of ascendant lord in horoscope and the placement of planets from it to see the new dimension of the horoscope and the promises it shows.

Astrologer Ashish Desai is a young and dynamic astrologer having experience of more than 20 years in astrology, but professionally he has been doing this since 2012. He started learning astrology from his mother at a very tender age, he is an accounting and finance graduate from Mumbai university and also holds a diploma in fashion photography. He has many satisfied clients from all over the world and people from more than 30 countries consult him at present. Though he provides consultation to people from all walks of life but majority of his clients come from business families, corporate world, politics, cinema. He specializes in Horoscope match making, C-section Muhurat, Career astrology, business astrology, child/infertility issues, Medical astrology, financial astrology and all types of muhurta and remedial astrology. He believes that astrology can reveal your true potential and help you to achieve success and wealth in your life.


  1. Parveen Kumar says:

    Hello sir
    What is the career if lagna lord mars is debiltated in 4th house with venus and moon is conjuncting jupiter mercury in 2nd house rahu in 11th and sun saturn mutually aspectinf from 3rd 9th houses

    • astrologerashish says:

      Hi, Praveen,

      Real estate consultant, liquids/lubricants related, Home automation, designing, interiors, Automobiles/vehicles/transport related business.

      These are general readings, for more detailed readings you can go for career consultations.

      Thanks and regards,
      Ashish Desai.

  2. Umang Bhavsar says:

    Nice article Sir, If saturn is the lagna lord…and also it is the weakest planet in shadbala…should we consider not good for person influence in society…my Saturn is also in 4th house in aries sign 2 degree in ashwini nakshatra…and in vargottam navamsha…my basic question is should we consider shadbala while deciding strength of planet and lagna lord is more important or sun and moon strength is more important in one horoscope…Thank you

    • astrologerashish says:

      Namaste Umang,

      Strength of all 3 is important Lagna, Sun and Moon. When we say lagna, sun and moon it implies that planets owning lagna, sun and moon signs should also be strong.

      Debilitated Vargottama is not strong but debilitated and weak.

      There are many types of strengths, Shadbala is one of them. Yes Shadbala is also considered.

  3. Gagan says:

    Thank you for your research , I wish to ask one thing whether it is true that good planet retrograde is fine and malefic planet retrograde is better than direct. If so what will be impact of Jupiter retrograde in 6th house for Pisces ascendant and make rashi. Also if possible impact of Maharashtra of retrograde jupiter

    • astrologerashish says:


      Retrograde jupiter as lagna lord in 6th will give health troubles and liver diseases, it will give problems due to over-eating.

      retrograde planets in trika houses are never good irrespective of malefic or benefic. Malefics give more troublesome experiences than benefic planets.

  4. Kog says:

    If ascendant lord retrograde (sagittarius ascendant) in 11th house in libra ?

    • astrologerashish says:


      It will show weak liver if placed in rahu nakshatra. You will be fond of learning and gaining knowledge, it will increase sexual appetite and give intelligent friends. Rahu’s nakshatra will indicate being cheated by friends or cheating in terms of property.

  5. rahul says:

    If Asc lord is in 10th house Saturn in sign of Scorpio with 10h lord Mars.

    3rd from Asc lord is Su+Me+Ve and 4th from it is Jupiter

    Ketu is 12th from Asc lord.

    What does it indicate. Thanks

    • admin says:

      These are too general indications without considering whole horoscope. Mars and saturn in 10th is very bad show lots of krura karmas. Position from lagna lord given above indicates that one can prosper with his own skills and efforts and there will be rise after marriage. You seem to be 1986 January-Feb Born.

      For complete horoscope readings, kindly opt for paid consultations.

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