Kapiel Raaj on Badhakesh planets are the planets that cause obstacles for the native in his or her birth chart. These planets are specific ruler of a certain house which brings about great struggle with less reward. Many astrologer say that mahadasha of Badhakesh planets brings great trouble upon the native, however, this is simply not true. The same ascendant for different people will give different results in the mahadahsa period of Badhakesh planet. Moreover, I have hardly ever seen Badhakesh planets causing trouble all around unless when it has to do with the 9th lord being in a badhakesh house, this disrupters the education or shows education will be of a no use to the person.
I will teach you how to look for Badhakesh planets in your horoscope.
The first step to remember when looking for Badhakesh is that what are the nature of the zodiac signs because movable sign ascendant will have a different placement of Badhakesh houses vs. fixed or dual.
Movable Ascendants are: Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn
Fixed Ascendant are: Leo, Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius
Dual Ascendants are: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces
Now that you know the ascendant sign quality, let's discuss the Badhakesh houses and their rulers.
For all movable ascendants the Badhakesh house will be the 11th house and it's lord, that means: Cancer= Taurus (Venus), Libra = Leo (Sun), Capricorn = Scorpio (Mars)
Fixed ascendants the Badhakesh will occur as the 9th house lord: Taurus = Capricorn (Saturn), Scorpio = Cancer (Moon), Aquarius = (Libra) Venus
Dual ascendant Badhakesh will occur as 7th house lord: Gemini = Sagittarius (Jupiter), Virgo= Pisces (Jupiter) and Pisces = Virgo (Mercury), Sagittairus - Gemini (Mercury).
Fixed signs: Leo = Aries (Mars), Scorpio = Cancer (Moon), Aquarius = Libra (Venus)
The question now is does Badhakesh planets cause any issues or problem? The answer is yes, they can but not in a way you think. If for Aquarius ascendant the 9th lord Venus sitting in the 7th house shows that one will not get any benefit from higher education or higher learning, not only because Venus is a bhadakesha planet, but it's sitting in the marka house which is 7th house. Venus is saying that getting higher education will pretty much be a self inflecting death. Now, if Venus as the 9th lord for Aquarius is sitting in the 9th or 5th house itself, it's not restricting the native from receiving from benefiting from higher education, rather bringing distraction from or through women that may cause obstacles for the native. If Venus is in the 8th house being the badhakesh planet, that, too, is a problem for attaining higher education as 8th house is maraka house, dushtana house where 9th lord Venus came to die, but, such statement only means in regards to the 9th house of moral. What Venus is now doing is bringing sudden transformation towards the real Venus things like cinema, entertainment, love, lust, sex and romance. One can certainly make their luck of 9nth house by doing things related to Venus which are breaking moral boudoirs.
If a badhakesh planet is posited well in the horoscope then restriction is not there to the extend but it will be there, however if such planet is deblitated to exact degree or ill positioned due to aspect or conjunction then one can surly bed there will be a lot of blockage towards that house. These planet simply show us where to break boundaries and where our challenge lies in this life, just like Rahu or Saturn. You have to understand, even someone as rich as Bill Gates has a badhkesh planet, like for him 7th lord brings obstacles since he is a Gemini ascendant, but Jupiter is 9th from the 7th house and placed in 3rd house of a friendly sign Leo, but what it shows me that he has to work hard on his marriage and business partnership compare to other things in life because 7th lord is placed in the house of self efforts. Do not take these terms of Jyotish as is, they always have a broder meaning to them.