As the two arms of the clock revolve around the twelve numbers, signifying time; similarly, the control of our lives also revolves around the Twelve Houses in our Birth Chart. According to astrology, these houses or Bhavas signify the twelve areas of an individual's life. These 12 astrological houses have their ruling planet, relevance and also a zodiac sign associated with them. Aries marks the beginning of the twelve houses in astrology while Pisces marks the end of them. The beginning of each House is known as a cusp, and the 12 houses in birth chart run East to West or clockwise direction.
Understand the basics of your Houses better
Before going into an elaborate description of the houses in astrology, let us try to understand the placement and formation of the houses.
The first House, in the chart, is present where the Lagna or ascendant is placed. Moving clockwise, the sign which is south to the first is the second House.
The first, fifth and ninth houses form the Trikonas or trine houses or Lakshmi sthanas. These are the houses of prosperity and are often very powerful.
The first, fourth, seventh, and tenth houses form the quadrants or Kendras. These are equally powerful as Trikonas.
The Upachayas or the House of growth is formed by the third and 11th houses.
The first, fifth and ninth houses are the Dharma Houses, and the second, sixth and tenth houses are the Artha Houses.
The Kama House includes the third, seventh, and 11th Houses while the Moksh House consists of the fourth, eight and 12th houses.
The sixth, eighth, and 12th houses are infamous for being the Bad Houses.
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Each House is ruled by a separate Planet and has its own Zodiac sign.
First House – Aries
Aries is considered the first House in one's birth chart since it is the first sign in the zodiac wheel. By evaluating the first House, the physical features and aspects of one’s body can be analyzed. It is ruled by Aries & Mars.
Second House – Finance and Fortune
The second House provides information about an individual’s financial status and its growth. It is ruled by Taurus & Venus.
Third House - Parakram
The third House is known as Parakram House, which is known to depict the creative and artistic expertise of its native. It also reveals the relationship between the siblings and is governed by Gemini & Mercury.
Fourth House – Material world
The fourth House provides knowledge about the possession of a car, house or other materialistic requirements. It also helps to analyze the individual’s mother’s health. It is ruled by Cancer & The Moon.
Fifth House – Relationships
The fifth House reveals the relationship status and about the offsprings. It also throws light on the education of the individual and is ruled by Leo and the Sun.
Sixth House – Health and Competitors
The sixth House reveals the diseases and physical problems. It also informs about the potential of the competitors. It is governed by Virgo and Mercury.
Seventh House - Marriage
The seventh House reveals about marriage and one’s relationship with spouse. Problems related to genitals can also be analyzed with this house. It is ruled by Libra and Venus.
Eight House – House of Death
The eighth House of Kundli is considered inferior as it informs about the death of native. It also tells about the overseas trips and is ruled by Scorpio and Pluto.
Ninth House – House of Fate
The ninth house can be a deciding factor for your fate and is governed by Sagittarius and Jupiter.
Tenth House – Karma
Tenth House informs about the job opportunities and the placement of the native. It will also tell about the risks in case an individual wants to own a business. It is ruled by Capricorn and Saturn.
Eleventh House - Profit
The 11th House provides knowledge about the profit one can have from work taken up. It is ruled by Aquarius & Uranus.
Twelfth House - Expenses
The twelfth House keeps track of your expenses. The increase or decrease in the expenditure depends upon the planets in the 12th House, which is ruled by Pisces & Neptune.
Astrology is a practice that can help in self-analysis. The birth chart is circular with 12 houses, and it makes up the zodiac wheel. The journey from first House to the twelfth House covers all the aspects related to body, wealth, happiness, childhood, diseases, marriage, death, fortune, karmic, profit and expenditures. The houses are a brief description of the native’s journey in life.
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