Significance of Houses

Significance of Houses  Planet Dashas  Fundamentals of Horoscope 

The Astrological Houses

One way to put the components of your astrological chart into a real world context is to look at the twelve Houses of the Zodiac. Each sector of the Zodiac deals with a different aspect of our life. By examining the placement of the Planets and Signs in the various Houses, the image of your 'astrological make up' is further sharpened.

THE FIRST HOUSE ( House of Self )

The First House governs physical appearance, the persona or personality, and the general temperament of the person. It is the most important house in the chart and plays an important role right throughout the life of an individual. It frequently shows what is happening in the person's immediate environment. It represents the physical stature, complexion, form and shape of an individual. It shows the personal talents, skills and gifts supposedly brought over from previous lives. The health, vigor, vitality and natural tendencies are controlled by this house. This also represents personality, jest for life, honor, dignity, well being, upper part of the face, longevity and start in life.

SECOND HOUSE (The house of wealth)

The Second House rules the family survival dynamic and deals with basic security issues. All money matters are governed by this house. It shows earning power and gifts from the family. Fortune, profits and gains, power and resources, security, material achievements jewelry, shares, security, speech, eyes, vision, stocks and bonds, precious stones, memory, education, tongue, nose teeth, chin and family are governed by this house. It gives clues to the conditions revolving around money and the finances. It points to areas of growth and opportunity. It deals with fixed or material assets. It shows where we can grow and build. This is also a "maraka sthana" or a death inflicting house.

THIRD HOUSE (The house of courage and siblings)

The Third House deals with brothers, sisters, the neighbors and the people in general you converse or are connected with. The mental intellect and disposition is governed by this house. Courage and the ability to achieve things and complete tasks are represented by this house. It influences communications, messages, letters, notifications, writings and short journeys. Relationships with brothers and sister's, assistance or otherwise from them are studied from this house. It will show the power of the mind and the type and quality of the mental forces that are brought to bear on any given situation.

FOURTH HOUSE (The house of mother and pleasures)

The Fourth House deals with the influences found in our early home, and the parent we feel has had the greatest influences upon us. It usually shows the maternal influence. Mother, native place, residence, domestic environment, grave, private affairs, secret life, luxury vehicles, fields, pastures, farms, orchards, mines, buildings, houses, ancestral property, hidden treasure, academic education, wells, water, milk, ponds, lakes etc, are represented by this house. It is both the beginnings and endings of things. Rules old age, old people and shows the grandparents influence.

FIFTH HOUSE (The house of progeny, romance and competition)

The Fifth House deals with fun, games, gambling, playing, acting, drama, theaters, stages, hobbies, and the use or misuse of our creative energies. It represents progeny, whether one will have children or not, of what sex, inclination, recreation, pleasure, good or bad morals, mantra, tantra, religious mindedness, high learning and wisdom, and spiritual practices etc. It is the House of children and of love affairs both legal and illicit. Its influence creates a sense of excitement and the craving of pleasure.

SIXTH HOUSE (The house of enemy and disease)

The Sixth House deals with are power to assimilate and make order from the information available. It deals with service particularly in the health, science and educational areas. It deals with our health or the lack thereof. Types of diseases, whether they will be curable or not, nursing, food, services, employees, sub ordinates or servants, debts, cattle, tenants, jealousy, enemies, maternal uncles, mental anguish are represented by this house. It describes working conditions and the work routines. It rules food, hygiene and dietetics and employees.

SEVENTH HOUSE (The house of marriage and partnerships)

The Seventh House shows us the influences of our marriage partner or our significant other. It represents earthly ties and unions, legal bondage, spouse, partners in business, conjugal life, litigation, and influence in foreign countries, success and reputation in foreign travels, dangers in life. This is the place where you look to see the influence of the person standing across from you. It represents relationship with spouse, gains or losses after marriage, type of spouse and his/ her physical and mental disposition. It deals with the arts, music, beauty, graciousness, the public, lawsuits and love.

EIGHT HOUSE (The house of accidents and death)

The Eight House shows the influence of our partner's family system. It rules the family survival reactor influences, Longevity and span of life, inheritance, legacy, wills, insurance, pension, and gratuity etc. It deals with death, inheritance, legacies, mystery and intrigue. Accidents, fire or suicide, misery, misfortune, sorrow, strife, worries, disgrace, delay, dejection, disappointment, loss, obstruction, theft and robbery etc are represented by this house. It is the house that deals with sex and the occult. It deals with the use or misuse of other people's money or assets. Taxes, fines, drugs punitive measures are found here.

NINTH HOUSE (The house of Fate and Fortune)

The Ninth House deals with religion, law, philosophy, higher education, dreams, visions, intuition, and perceptions. It rules Faith, wisdom, divine worship, pilgrimages, philosophy, fortune, religious disposition, meditation, intuition, sacrifices and charity. It deals with far away and distant places, foreign travel, long journeys, father, Preceptor, learning and teaching, dreams and visions, long journeys, air and sea travel, higher education foreign travels, and knees. It deals with experiential learning and your partner's brothers and sisters. Emphasis is also found in the areas of teaching or being mentor.

TENTH HOUSE (The house of profession)

The Tenth House is given rulership over career, standing and position in the world. It shows ambition honor and the partner's family of origin strongly acquisitive. It represents Honour, dignity, public esteem, power and prestige, credit and recognition received for a task completed, success and status. It deals with the profession, social status, fame and acclaim. Usually represents the parent that spent most of their time in the outside world. Rank, respect and fame, ambition, authority, permanency in job, promotion, advancement in Job, appointments, Government, political power, high posts such as President etc, last rites to parents, honour from Government etc. are associate with this house.

ELEVENTH HOUSE (The house of casual incomes and gains)

The Eleventh House deals with our hopes, dreams and wishes, aspirations, service to humanity, or being our "brother's keeper.". It represents Friends, society, community, favorites, ambitions and wish fulfillment, gain of wealth, success in undertakings, incoming wealth, prosperity, elder brothers, recovery from illness, dawn of fortune, ankles. It is the spiritual ideal of fellowship, and brotherhood. It Influences groups, clubs, and fraternities and Money earned from profession.

TWELFTH HOUSE (The house of expenses and Losses)

The Twelfth House is where you would look for influences from hospitals, prisons, mental institutions and your profit & losses etc. This house shows our secret desires, needs and motives. It represents Losses and impediments, restraint and limitation, waste and extravagance, expenses whether good or bad, deception, investments and donations. It shows how you are restricted, limited or confined in any way. This is considered to be the House of self-undoing, self-destruction, and than resurrection. It deals with Success through occult affairs, the feet, left eye, left ear, bed pleasures, life and activities in foreign places. Charity, misery and misfortune, sorrow and sin, secret enemies, involvement in scandals, disgrace and insults, secret sorrows are also associated with this house.