There was a question on 11th house and what is signifies. The question was very specific as to why 11th house in a horoscope is considered inauspicious. Eleventh house is indeed considered to be Labhsthana and its karakatva is indicated by income that we earn through our primary means of livelihood. Tenth house in a horoscope is the place that shows us what we are at our place of work and eleventh being second to 10th indicates the money that comes through it. Naturally, a strong 11th house is very important in the chart as in this material world, making good money through our primary means of employment is as important as the job itself.
Among the subjects that we look for from 11th house in a kundali, these are the important ones: profit, motivation and wishes, ambition (with a negative connotation), ability to earn money and an egotistical nature. Since the original question was on the benefic and malefic planet article, the following clarification is necessary:
The main reasons for with the negativity associated with 11th house lord in a kundali is the following:
Going by this logic, the following is the list of inauspicious planets for each Lagna, based purely on 11th house lordship:
|Aries||Saturn||Saturn is both 10th and 11th house Lord for Aries lagna. It does not suffer from Kendradhipati dosha as it is a natural malefic, but it is inauspicious because of 11th house lordship. It is neutral, but cannot give any rajayoga.|
|Taurus||Jupiter||Jupiter owns both 8th and 11th houses. 8th house rulership is neutral, but overall inauspicious for the lagna.|
|Gemini||Mars||Sign of Aries falls in 11th house and so Mars is the 11th house lord. It is simultaneously lord of 6th house also. Therefore, as far as Gemini goes, Mars is “first rate malefic.” By the way, this is a terminology that you will hear a lot of astrologers use.|
|Cancer||Venus||Venus is lord of 11th house, hence inauspicious. Venus is natural benefic, but lets look at what is the other house in its governance. It is the 4th house, but Venus will get a taint of kendradhipati dosha. Hence it is overall inauspicious.|
|Leo||Mercury||Mercury ruled sign Gemini falls in the 11th house. Hence Mercury becomes inauspicious for Leo kundali.|
|Virgo||Moon||Moon becomes inauspicious for Virgo lagna.|
|Libra||Sun||Sun becomes inauspicious in such horoscopes.|
|Scorpio||Mercury||Like treatment we gave to Jupiter for Taurus lagna, same applies to Mercury. Overall it becomes inauspicious.|
|Sagittarius||Venus||Similar to Mars’ effect on Gemini, Venus has the same effect by ownership of 6th and 11th houses in the kundali. It is “first rate malefic”.|
|Capricorn||Mars||Similar to Cancer, but here Mars does not get kendradhipati dosha in Capricorn horoscope. It is tainted, but not so much as Venus is for Cancer.|
|Aquarius||Jupiter||Jupiter is definitely inauspicious. But it has simultaneous ownership of 2nd house as well. It governs money in this chart.|
|Pisces||Saturn||Saturn governs affairs of both 11th and 12th house as the signs of Capricorn and Aquarius fall in these houses. It is therefore overall inauspicious.|
By being inauspicious, it means that the lord, by virtue of its placement in any other house will harm the prospects and factors signified by it. However, 2nd house is an exception to it if the 11th lord were to be located there. If you pay attention to the table above, the 11th Lord does not get exalted in 2nd house in a kundali, except for Leo, but a friendly placement does happen in case of Aries, Taurus, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius lagnas.
Hope this description answers the query posed by Shri MB Narayana.