Litigations or Disputes in Courts 15
The Plaintiff/Yaayi/Vaadi is one who goes to court of law for justice and file a suit.
The Defendant/Sthayi/Prativaadi is that person against whom the law suit has been instituted.
The 3rd house to 8th house are considered the houses of defendant and to be 9th house to 2nd house are considered to be that of plaintiff. If benefic planets are posited in the arc of defendant, the defendant wins. If the benefic planets are posited in the arc of plaintiff, the plantiff wins.
The popular view is that the lagna is querrent and the 7th house is opponent. If Lagna lord or malefic in lagna is debilitated or combust or weak, the querrent will not win. The querrent will win if strong malefic is posited in lagna or the Moon is conjunct with or aspected by benefic planets or if there is a small longitude of Lagna lord and in strength with benefic planets posited in Kendra therefrom.
If Lagna and 7th house both are occupied by malefic planets, the result of the dispute will not be peaceful and the same will happen if there is ithasala of 7th lord and lagna lord. If Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces and Aquarius signs are in 4th house, the opponent losses the litigation. The Savant Prithuyasha writes that if Aries, Taurus, Leo or Sagittarius (animal signs) are in 4th house or Lagna, the querrent wins. If the Moon is posited with benefic planets in half cycle from 10th to 4th via Lagna and Lagna is strong, the querist will win.
The four or five planets in Lagna makes the Lagna weak or four or five planets in 7th make the 7th house weak.