Upachaya means ‘growth’, ‘advancement’, ‘increment’. Upachaya houses are 3rd, 6th, 10th, and 11th. Upachaya houses are the house which improve its results over the time. Initially, the planets in these houses may sound or give little difficult time but as time will pass these will grow stronger. Interestingly, good planets dont produce favorable results in upachaya house – not that they do bad- but its not favorable.
It is very important concept of astrology to understand. A person’s whole life revolves around materialistic desires and fulfillment of those desires. However, not all succeed in this accomplishment. Have you ever wondered why some people are fortunate enough in the fulfillment of their desires. These four houses are keys to these questions.
According to our old scriptures, a person’s life is divided into Dharma, Artha, Kaam, and Moksha. All the 12 houses in kundli represent these four goals of life and its fulfillment.
In astrology finance is observed through 2nd, 6th, and 10th houses, and desire is observed through 3rd, 7th, and 11th houses. These six houses are related to a person’s material gains. However, 2nd and 7th are marak houses so these are left from the equation leaving it to four houses i.e. 3, 6, 10, and 11. Especially, negative planets in the 7th house is not at all good as it produces negative lust.
Most amazing part is that all natural malefic planets i.e. Sun, Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu are considered benefic in these houses in case they are further not afflicted. Benefic planets are naturally considered good in the Kendra or Trine (trikone) houses. 8th house is considered bad for any planet placement. Upachaya houses (3, 6, 10, 11) and trikone houses (1, 5, 9) support and enhances the results of Kendra houses. That is why lagna is considered very strong being a Kendra and Trikone as well.
Upachaya houses, if strong, give very sudden and miraculous material growth in life which can surprise many. Equation among these houses are considered really good; upachaya houses lord owning or aspecting other upachaya houses. Interestingly, 6th house is 9th (luck) from 10th house, so matter of 10th house is also considered from 6th house forming Rajyoga.
Among all the upachaya houses, 10th is the most powerful house due to its significance and position in the chart. 10th is karma, work, job, profession, career etc. The tasks which one performs in order to meet his materialistic desires.