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Vedic Astrology- It is Hindu/Indian astrology and is called Vedic astrology since it is originated from the “Vedas”. It is the study of planets, moon, sun, stars according to one’s horoscope. With the belief that their movements have an impact on our body and surroundings.
The Houses of an astrology chart are the twelve “pie pieces” that define the areas of life for humanity. They have natural Sign and Point rulers, shown in the image above. However, an individual chart is cast using the time of birth, which rarely places the Signs and Points in their natural Houses. Planets in the Houses If the signs of the zodiac show “ how ” planets express themselves, the houses of the natal chart reveal “ where ” these energies play out. Each of the twelve houses of a chart rules certain areas of life, types of people and relationships, environments, ideas, and life circumstances. A house in astrology is coincidentally similar to a clock. The zodiac is divided into twelve individual segments, or houses, each one being ruled by a different sign. The zodiac begins with the first house, which is represented by the sign of Aries and goes counterclockwise around. Astrology.com provides free daily horoscopes, online tarot readings, psychic readings, Chinese astrology, Vedic Astrology, Mayan Astrology, Numerology, Feng Shui, zodiac 101, sun sign compatibility and video horoscopes.
It includes 12 zodiac signs i.e., Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces. Along with that, there are five elements in nature. Earth (Bhumi), water (Jala), fire (Agni), air (Vaayu) and sky (Aakash) as mentioned in the Vedas.
The astrologers keep these elements into consideration while checking a person’s horoscope.
Meaning Of Houses In Vedic Astrology
Houses in Vedic Astrology defines and divides the exact areas of a person’s life depending on his horoscope which is found out on the basis of a person’ accurate time and location and date of birth. Different houses govern different areas of life which you will find out about further in the next section.
In Indian astrology, the twelve houses are called Bhava and have meanings very similar to their Western counterparts. The houses are divided into four 'bhavas' which point to 'mood' or what the house stands for. These four bhavas are Dharma (duty), Artha (resources), Kama (pleasure) and Moksha (liberation).
Houses In Vedic Astrology
In astrology, the 12 houses just like 12 zodiac signs create the foundation for one’s life. Together they form a 360° angle as the whole birth chart has 12 equal sections comprising each house.
However, they’re not the same as the zodiacal wheel. All these houses links with a different sign. Each one represents a specific component of your life.
First House, also known as ‘Lagna’ or ‘Ascendant’. It’s the house of self since it represents you and the way you look. Basically, your physical personality which includes physical appearance, temperament, nature, body frame, childhood, health, ego and their sense to self.
It affects your life choices, sense of knowing your strengths, weaknesses. Along with your likes, dislikes and the way you might wish others to perceive through your opinions, attitude and viewpoints.
The mains parts depicted by the 1st house are the head and the face. It includes complexion, forehead, hair, brain, etc. As per the Vedic horoscope, if your 1st house is weak, you may face problems like headache, acne, scars, etc. This house corresponds with Aries energy.
The 2nd house in Vedic astrology is referred to as the house of possessions. It signifies Dhana or Income which includes the finances, the belongings that you own, possessions like car, furniture, investments etc. Using your possessions including your non-material things to the fullest also falls under the 2nd house’s realm. This house matches with Taurus.
An expert Vedic astrologer will tell you how the 2nd house rules body organs like tongue, teeth, eyes, mouth, nose and more. Also, the second house does not only limits the material holdings. It also comprises intangible things like one’s voice. For example, if a feminine planet like Venus sits in the second house of a person’s Kundali, his/her voice would be very appealing and melodious.
Priyanka Chopra would be a great example of that. Our expert astrologers have checked her horoscope and found out that Mercury is there in its own house and is sitting with Venus which is the lord of Ascendant making her a great singer.
The Third house relates to Gemini. It governs the mental inclination of a person and their ability to memorize. This house also relates to journeys, brothers, sisters, neighbours, interests, habits, mental intelligence and communication.
The 3rd house in Vedic astrology rules over different modes of communication, such as media, television, telephone, radio, writing, editing, etc. All sorts of professions related to communication are included in this dominion.
The body parts third house rules include legs, hands, arms, shoulders, collar bones, lungs, and nervous system. Imbalances in the nervous system, problems of the respiratory canal, shoulder pain, fracture in the collar bone and impartial deafness. Problems like these mainly arise out of a weak third house in your natal chart.
The fourth house in Vedic astrology relates to Cancer. It rules your houses as well as your roots, land, real estate matters, vehicles and your relation with your mother. This house is also called Bandhu Bhava in Vedic astrology as it is quite associated with the domestic happiness of a person.
The body organs governed by the fourth house are the stomach breasts and digestive organs. And it may result in coronary problems, lung disorder, and physical ailment in breasts, chests and so on if the 4th house is weak in your horoscope.
The fifth house in the Vedic horoscope, also known as Putra Bhava is the house of creativity, playfulness, joy, pleasure, and romance. It signifies your mental intelligence, your capability to create and innovate. The fifth house corresponds to Leo’s energy, the fifth sign in the Zodiac cycle. Since Jupiter signifies this house, which also relates to fortune, good luck, learning, and optimism.
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The body parts that the fifth house rules over include the Heart, upper and middle back, stomach, pancreas, and spine. If the fifth house is weak in your horoscope, it may cause heart problems, spinal cord disorders, acidity, diarrhoea, stone in the gall bladder, etc.
Plus if the house is oppressed by an air sign like Gemini or Aquarius, it may lead to mental illness or irrationality.
This house corresponds mainly to your health, wellness, and your daily life routine. Surely the body you’re born with comes under the first house but the choices that you make on a daily basis, that affects your body are found in the 6th house in Vedic astrology.
6th House is also known as Ari Bhava. Ari means ‘Enemy’ and hence this house also relates to debts, obstacles, enemies, and difficulties. However, a person having Rahu sat in the 6th house in his birth chart is nearly impossible to defeat. It corresponds with Libra Energy.
This house rules the body parts like waist, lower abdomen, kidney, navel, small intestine, the upper part of the large intestine, appendix, etc. A weak 6th house may cause sicknesses like constipation, appendicitis, hernia and even psychiatric problems.
The 7th house in vedic astrology (descendent) sits directly across from the first house (Ascendant). This house is also known as Yuvati Bhava. It’s the house of your spouse/partner. It is also the house of all kinds of partnerships including business partnership and also deals with the darker side of your relationships, the partnerships you form. Planets moving through the Seventh House help you close deals, securing the bonds by signing contracts and making things official.
As this house is ruled by the Libra sign, the planet Venus is the natural significator of this house that also signifies love, romance, and sexuality.
It governs various body parts including Kidneys, ovaries and the lower half of the back.
Also Read: Comparison of Significance of the Seventh and Eighth Houses
8th house in Vedic astrology, also known as Randhra Bhava, rules over death, longevity and sudden events like Lottery. It is also related to wealth. Sudden losses, gains, the share of properties fall under the 8th house realm. If Saturn is sitting in the 8th house of one’s birth chart, the chances are that the person will inherit paternal property.
This house is also the house of mysteries and transformations. It can bring depression, chronic illness, miseries, lack of mental peace, imprisonment etc to the person affected. However, on a positive note, our Vedic astrologer claim that the native of the 8th house is ought to have strong intuitive skills and such people can also master the fields of psychology, astrology, mathematics, and paranormal activities. Several various body parts governed by this sign include pelvic bones and external sexual organs.
Truth, principles, dreams, and intuitions all define the ninth house. Since this house is also known as Dharma Bhava in Vedic astrology, it deals with your religious instincts, immigration, good karma, dharma, ethics, higher learnings, one’s inclination towards good deeds and charity. The 9th house corresponds with Sagittarius energy which is signified by Jupiter that makes this house the house of luck, fortune, and favors.
The various parts of the body under control of this house are thighs, thigh bones, bone marrow, left leg, and arterial system.
if you have a strong 9th house in your birth charts, there are high chances of travel, higher learning, and foreign settlement.
10th house, also known as Karma Bhava, deals with the kind of work you do, the profession you are in, your prestige, your reputation, etc. your area of occupation is defined by the planetary positions in this house. this house corresponds with the Capricorn energy and ruled by Saturn. if Saturn is in harmony with other planets in your natal chart, this planet can become the most powerful ally.
Different body parts ruled by this house are knees, kneecaps, bones, and joints. A weakness of the 10th house in Vedic astrology may cause health-related problems like broken knees, inflammation of joints, weakness in the body and skin allergies, etc.
Labha Bhava in Vedic astrology is the house of prosperity. ‘Labha’ means gains. It’s a strong indicator of wealth and income, gain in name, fame, and money, and also plays a role in determining what brings you profits. 11th House in Vedic astrology governs your social circle, your friends, acquaintances, your well-wishers and your relation with your elder brother.
11th House in Vedic astrology relates to Aquarius and Sun is the natural significator of this House. Body parts that this house governs include ankle, right leg, shin bone, left ear, and left arm. A native with weak 11th house in their native chart may have to face problems of low productivity of blood, pain in legs, fracture in the lower part of the body, etc.
Being the last house, the 12th house in Vedic astrology represents the ending of your life cycle and the beginning of your spiritual journeys. it is also called the house of unconscious, self- undoing, and imprisonment. A weak 12th house may give the native detachment from people like separation from their partner, parents, friends, and neighbors.
The detachment can also be in the form of death. Mostly it governs the intangible things. Things like intuitions, dreams, secrets, and emotions because this house corresponds with Pisces energy and is ruled by Neptune planet.
The twelfth house takes care of the body organs like the left eye, feet, and lymphatic system.
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Astrological houses describe a specific field of experience in the native’s real life. They indicate how the person functions, whether in his interactions with other people, his work, or his love affairs, etc. As with the 12 zodiacal signs, there are 12 astrological houses, and each house is in analogy with one of the signs. However, contrarily to signs, which spread invariably over 30 degrees of the zodiacal circle, house sizes may greatly vary from one house to the other. House calculations are based on the exact birth time.
The keyword system discussed on the following pages is meant to clarify interpretation and understanding primarily of the psychological and inner significance of the houses. It is an attempt to perceive the essential meanings of the fields of experience known as the “houses.' If the essential meanings are understood, they can then be applied to and illuminate all the diverse activities and experiences traditionally symbolized by the houses.
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Emphasizing the type of house containing planets in a natal chart helps one to see the chart as a whole. One familiar way of defining the houses is to separate them into the classifications of angular, succedent, and cadent.
- The angular houses (1, 4, 7, 10) are associated with a self-activating quality and have impact on the structure of one’s life. The keyword for this type is ACTION.
- The succedent houses (2, 5, 8, 11) are associated with individual desires and the areas of life we want to control and consolidate. The keyword for this type is SECURITY.
- The cadent houses (3, 6, 9, 12) are areas where there is input, exchange, and distribution of thoughts and observations. The keyword for these houses is LEARNING.
The progression of houses from angular through succedent and cadent and back to angular again symbolizes the flow of life experience: we act, we consolidate the results of our actions in order to gain security, we learn from what we have done and become aware of what remains to be done; and therefore, we act again. Thus, a person with a strong emphasis on one of these three types of houses by planetary placement invariably pours a lot of energy into and experiences many challenges related to action, security, or learning.
The houses can also be divided into groups of three, depending upon the element of the signs associated with that group of houses. Key phrases and guidelines for understanding these groups are as follows. (Psychic Trinity, 'Trinity of Wealth,' etc. are quite old terms, and are used here primarily as convenient labels.).
Fire Houses ('Trinity of Life' — 1, 5, 9)
These houses are associated with one’s attitude toward life and the experience of being alive. They represent an out pouring of energy into the world and aspirations that motivate us to do so. The person with an emphasis on these houses lives in his or her enthusiasms, ideals, and dreams for the future. Faith and confidence (or the marked lack of it) and the need to see an effect on the world at large through one’s initiatives dominate much of the person’s life activity.
The person experiences self most immediately through projecting dreams into the world and seeing them manifested as reality. Planets in the fire houses affect the individual’s ATTITUDE TOWARD LIFE ITSELF and the person’s entire sense of faith and confidence in self. The keyword that sums up the essential meaning of the fire houses is IDENTITY; for our sense of identity, our sense of being, determines our attitude toward life in general.
Earth Houses ('Trinity of Wealth' — 2, 6, 10)
These houses are associated with the level of experience wherein we try to satisfy our basic NEEDS in the practical world. Planets in these houses indicate energies that can most easily be put to use in dealing with the physical world, and that can be developed as expertise in management of resources. The person with an emphasis on these houses lives energetically in the physical world, building, doing, achieving, acquiring, and defining his or her purpose in life by the status and security achieved.
Those with a strong emphasis in the earth houses tend to want to settle into a niche in life, as they are searching for the place where they can be the most productive and most easily satisfy their practical needs. This person experiences self most immediately through work, through feeling useful, and through practical achievement. He or she wants to fulfill a calling or role in the great world outside. Planets in the earth houses affect the individual’s attitudes toward vocation, career ambitions, and the capacity to produce effective results. The keyword for these houses is MATERIAL, for the earth houses deal chiefly with concerns of the material world.
Air Houses ('Trinity of Relationships' — 3, 7, 11)
These houses are associated not only with social contacts and relationships of all types, but also with CONCEPTS. The person with an emphasis on these houses lives in the mind and in relationships. Concepts and the sharing of those concepts dominate much of the person’s life activity. The person experiences self most immediately through a sense of mutual understanding with others and through discovering and expressing the reality and importance of specific ideas or theories. Planets in the air houses affect the individual’s interests, associations, mode of verbal expression, and social life. The keywords for the air houses are SOCIAL and INTELLECTUAL.
Water Houses ('Trinity of Spirit' — 4, 8, 12)
All of these houses deal with the past, with the conditioned responses that are now instinctual and operate through the emotions. Planets in these houses show what is happening on subconscious levels and indicate the process of gaming consciousness through the assimilation of the essence of the past, while simultaneously letting go of the useless memories and fears that hold us back. The person with an emphasis on these houses lives a great deal in the feelings and in his or her deeper YEARNINGS. The emotional and soul needs dominate much of the person’s life activity and energy expenditure. Planets in the water houses affect the individual’s emotional predisposition, how he or she copes with fulfilling private needs and confronting obsessive feelings, and to what extent the person lives in a private way or in the inner life. The keywords for the water houses are EMOTIONAL and SOUL.
1st House (Ascendant) – The individual personality. Together with the Sun and Moon the ascendant is one of the most important single factors in a horoscope. The sign at the beginning of the first house tells us a lot about someone’s personality, temperament and constitution. It typifies our immediate, instinctive reaction and shows how we present ourselves to the world. The planet ruling the ascendant sign is of particular importance for the interpretation.
2nd House – Values and Possessions. The second house and its occupants tell us about the material circumstances, the acquisitive urge and how we deal with possessions and material means. This includes the relationship to our own body.
3rd House – Communication. The third house and any planets occupying it tell us of our siblings, the manner in which we communicate on an everyday level and the relationships which determine our daily life.
4th House – Roots and Origins. This house describes our origins, the parental home and the circumstances influencing childhood and youth. It describes how we relate to “family”, our attitude towards “hearth and home”. The father image and the relationship to the real father are also to be found here.
5th House – Pleasure and Creativity. Sexuality and eroticism are at home here, along with play in general and all types of creative expression. This house also describes how we relate to children, pleasure and simple fun.
6th House – Work and Routine. The sixth house describes the circumstances surrounding us in our daily lives, including the work environment and daily routine. This includes our behaviour towards subordinates. Bodily hygiene and care also belong here, as well as tendencies to certain acquired illnesses.
7th House – Relating. The descendant sign and planets occupying the seventh house tell us about how we select our partners and describes the partnerships and relationships we seek. Often we are involuntarily attracted to people whose horoscopes carry a strong emphasis of the sign in our seventh house.
8th House – Loss and Common Property. The eighth house shows how we relate to communal goods and how we deal with material loss. The taxes levied on us each year are a good example for this and show how closely related these areas are. Traditional astrology maintains that this house has an affinity to death and all things metaphysical. Death would then be the ultimate material loss. Amongst other things, the study of metaphysics can be a very differentiated way of dealing with this loss, which inevitably comes to us all.
9th House – Philosophies and Far Countries. The ninth house describes our spiritual leaning, life philosophy and our world view. In fact, these are often influenced by journeys to foreign countries. The attitudes cultivated and formed in this house can greatly influence matters of the 10th.
Astrology What Do The Houses Mean
10th House (MC) – Occupation and Calling. This house is of particular importance, since it affects not only our choice of profession and our sense of calling - it also has a bearing on our general development, what we become. This continues throughout our lives. According to tradition, as well as more recent experience, this house describes the mother image and the relationship to the real mother.
11th House – Friends and Acquaintances. The eleventh house describes how we relate to friends, benefactors and teachers - people who wish us well or from whom we can learn. It also shows us in these roles. This house shows how we relate to the society in which we live.
12th House – Beyond the Personal. This house represents those spheres of life in which the individual no longer plays a part, where we step back for a greater whole or lose ourselves in one. Traditional astrology sees hospitals, prisons and psychiatric institutions in this house. It is also associated with monasteries and any other retreats.