In vedic astrology, Badhakesh is the planet that cause obstacles for the native. To check Badhakesh in astrology one needs to first check if the sign is dual, fixed, movable. Because depending on the nature of the sign of the ascendant the position of badhakesh will change.
For all movable sign badhakesh is the eleventh house lord
The badhakesh of Aries ascendant is Saturn ruling the sign, Aquarius
The badhakesh of Cancer ascendant is Venus ruling the sign, Taurus. While for Libra ascendant, the badhakesh is Sun ruling the the sign, Leo. The badhakesh for Capricorn ascendant is Mars ruling Scorpio.
For all fixed ascendant badhakesh is the ninth house lord
The Badhakesh of Taurus ascendant is Saturn ruling the sign Capricorn. The Badhakesh of Scorpio ascendant is Moon ruling Cancer. While the Badhakesh of Aquarius ascendant is Venus ruling Libra and the Badhakesh of Leo ascendant is Mars ruling the sign Aries.
For all dual ascendant badhakesh is the seventh house lord
The Badhakesh of Gemini and Virgo ascendants is Jupiter ruling Sagittarius and Pisces. The Badhakesh of Pisces and Sagittarius ascendant is Mercury ruling the sign Gemini and Virgo.
If a badhakesh is strong it does not cause much problem to the native but if weak or debilitated than there will be lot of blockage towards that house. If badhakesh is in dustana houses like sixth, eighth, twelfth then it cause blockage related to the badhak house. The planet shows us where to break boundaries and resolve the challenges of life.
If badhakesh is in 3rd, 6th, 10th and 11th house and if it is a upachya house it will improve with time.