What is Daridra (Poor) Yoga
Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA)
These Yogas lead to penury & sufferings. Poverty is the greatest curse, greater than any suffering/
illness or even death. When lagna, 9th or 10th house or their lords are weak & afflicted, native faces all
varieties of problems and lead a wretched life. Association of lords of Trika houses or other
inauspicious houses like 3rd, 2nd or 7th house, makes the life more unpalatable. Persons born in Daridra
Yoga suffer deprivations of different intensities and meet unlucky and trying conditions of life. They
earn by foul means. Their social life is dishonourable. They meet unexpected failures. There is a
general overlap of Daridra with Dainya/ Arishta yoga. Some of the combinations of Daridra yoga are
i) If majority of planets are in debility or in inimical signs in Navamsha, even if some of them may be
in exaltation/ own sign in natal chart, makes a native poor and involved in base or wicked deeds.
ii) If Sun, Mars, Saturn & Rahu (any two) are in 11th house aspected by a malefic, one will be poor.
iii) If Moon, Venus & Saturn are in Kendras, Mars in 8th & Sun in 12th (or both in 8th or 12th), one does
not stay in one place and face adversity in life.
iv) If there is no planet in 10th from lagna, 8th from Moon, and 11th from Sun, native will be poor.
v) If 2nd/ 11th lord is combust/ debilitated and combined with or aspected by a malefic in a Trika
house, one will be poor.
vi) If all Kendra are vacant or occupied by malefics/ Trika lords, and Lagnesh is in a Trika house,
native will be poor.
vii) If 8th lord from Sun makes any relation with Sun, one takes birth in a poor family.
viii) If 8th lord occupies 10th and afflicted Saturn aspect 10th house, one will invite wrath of the state
and will be poor throughout.
ix) The Sun & Moon conjoined in one sign aspected by/ associated with a malefic and located in each
other’s sign in Navamsha.
x) The Sun in the 2nd house aspected by Saturn and without any benefic influence.
xi) Lord of lagna & 12th exchange their position and are associated with or aspected by 7 th lord.
xii) Afflicted lord of lagna & 6th exchange their position and the Moon is aspected b 2nd/ 7th lord.
xiii) Ketu & Moon occupy lagna without any benefic influence.
xiv) Lagna lord is in 8th aspected by 2nd/ 7th lord.
xv) Lagna lord is in 6th/ 8th house subject to malefic influence.
xvi) Lord of lagna or Navamsha lagna is in 6th/ 8th aspected by/ conjunct with malefic/ maraca
xvii) 2nd, 4th, & 5th huse/ lords from Jupiter, the Karaka of wealth, are all afflicted.
xviii) Jupiter as lord of the 8th or the 1st exceeds the strength of the 9th lord, and the 11th lord is
neither in a Kendra house nor is combust.
xix) Debilitated and combust Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, or Mercury occupies the 11th, 6th, 12th, 8th or 5th
xx) Saturn is in 9th aspected by malefics, while Mercury is associated with the Sun and occupies lagna
and has Pisces Navamsha.
xxi) Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Mars occupy in any order 8th, 6th, 12th, 5th and 10th houses,
and the 12th lord, weakened by Sun’s aspect, has greater strength than the lagna lord.
xxii) Depressed Venus, Jupiter, Moon, and Mars occupy any four of the 1 st, 10th, 11th, 6th, 7th, and 8th
The native is born in a poor family and he lost his father early in Dec 1986. He has lords of 1 st, 2nd,
3rd, 6th, 9th, & 12th lords posited in 6th house in Rahu-Ketu axis. His 6-9th lord Jupiter, the Karaka of
wealth, is combust and his lagna lord Moon is very weak in Pakshabala conjoined with 2nd lord Sun.
His 5th lord Mars is aspected by 8th lord Saturn and it makes 2-12 relation with 9th lord Jupiter. His 4th
lord Venus is afflicted by Mars & Saturn denies him any happiness. He does not have any regular job/
income. With great difficulty, he somehow makes the two ends meet.