The twelve houses of a horoscope deal with all conceivable aspects of life. The most important of all houses is the Ascendant or the first house. The functions of all 12 houses are explained below.
1st house (Ascendant)
1st house is also called ascendant. It shows personality of the subject, his ego – one’s self, body, general prosperity, health and well being, basic self expression, physical constitution and appearance.
2nd house (Possessions)
The 2nd house is associated with money, possessions, family, speech, youth, financial success (or not). This house also shows our tastes, food, art, poetry, capacity to communicate.
3rd house (Siblings)
3rd house is also called as the house of siblings. It is associated with courage, brother, friends, motivation, interest basic life energy, impulses and intention that drives us. All legal matters, like will, contracts, agreement, ambition, passion, zeal, rashness impulsiveness main interests, sport, hobbies, small journey.
4th house (Happiness)
4th house is also called the house of happiness and mother. This house is associated with emotion, happiness, mental peace, education, mother, land acquisition, property and vehicles.
5th house (Children)
5th house is the house of creativity. Basic creativity i.e. children and higher creativity i.e. creativity in arts. It is also associated with knowledge, speculation, romance, past life credit, games, spiritual interest.
6th house (House of enemies)
6th house is connected with enemies. Real enemies and diseases both. Then with job, effort, resistance to illness, immune system. This house tells one’s capacity to do hard labor and hence overcome physical obstacles / enemies.
7th house (Spouse)
7th house tells long term romantic relationships, marriage, spouse, general relations with others, business associates. Being opposite the ascendant, it shows that to which we are most drawn and most challenged to learn.
8th house (Death)
The 8th house called house of death and accidents. It also tells longevity, research, destruction / regeneration of any sort. The 8th house is also associated with any sort of accident, illness or loss.
9th house (Father and Fortune)
9th house tells about father and fortune. Religion, spiritual things and ethics. Besides it grace, dharma (life purpose) higher education, research, books writing, long journey.
10th house (Karma or profession)
House of profession i.e. 10th house is associated with professional areas and achievement. This house tells about social status, material achievement, skill, success, career in politics, popularity etc.
11th house (Benefits / Wish fulfillments) –
11th house tells about the wish fulfillment of any types. Any planet in 11th house tells the fulfillment of wishes associated with the planet this house is also associated with aspirations and goals, financial and material gains, friendship, abundance and excess.
12th house (House of expanses)
12th house is associated with the expenditures of any kind and loss, any long trips like foreign journeys, solitudes, losses, hospitalization. It is responsible for making the individual negatively affected by adversity and sorrows. With these bad things 12th house is also associated with enlightenment.
Astrology is the study and interpretation of the effects of planets in the sky at the time of birth. Here we are learning the Indian astrology and few of you who had previous study of western astrology may find it a bit different. Indian astrology is more precise and is based on sound scientific and mathematical principles. For learning the astrology you need to understand few simple terms used again and again in astrology.
Keep your horoscope ready with you. For following this book the Vedic horoscope (only) will be needed. You can create your horoscope free of cost from many thousands of free online applications and software on internet. You can get your horoscope from www.mykundali.com.
For starting, use only Lagna Chart. This is very simple to create your horoscope and if you want you can download many other programs free of cost. Now enter your name, date of birth, time and place and get your horoscope. Be sure to select the north Indian horoscope. It is simpler. Now come on the page where you see the horoscope. Don’t be confused by seeing many different charts and stay on the main horoscope (Lagna Horoscope) only. It will look something as given below.
Here you can see that the big square is distributed in 12 parts and there are numbers written from 1-12 in all the 12 parts. These numbers denote the signs or zodiac signs (also called rashi). These signs are from Aries to Pisces and most of you might have heard about them. Any way below is a brief description of the signs telling what they really are. Keep your horoscope with you and we will come back to it for discussing other aspects of it and what else it has.
Astrology means ‘Jyotish’ in Hindi which means a flame or torch. A torch that shows the light. So it means that Jyotish i.e. astrology shows the light to the confused and lost people or to anybody else who seeks some guidance. Astrology in India was never thought to be a subject of fun or only a subject for making money by telling the fortune of people. Rather it was always taken with lot of respect and the most gifted and intelligent people were asked to learn it and practice it. We say it in India that Astrology is only for intelligent people and if one is not intelligent then either he will run away from it or with the time he’ll become intelligent.
The present blog is a concise effort that gives the first few lessons of Indian Astrology. Indian astrology is known for its rich tradition of knowledge and accurate predictions. There are thousand many books available on various systems of astrology in the market. But there is no single book that is helpful for the new learner. Most of the astrology books directly tell the hundreds of the combinations or Yogas without explaining the rule behind them. The reader can remember them but can’t learn the logic behind it. So he fails to learn astrology itself unless by some grace of God or with the help of some teacher he comes to know the principles behind those Yogas. This small book offers the basic but systematic presentation of astrological principles used in interpretation. These principles are easy to follow and learn. After reading and practicing on few charts the reader should be able to read the horoscope of everyone with great success. Of-course a lot more advance study and experience will be required for the thorough knowledge.
Hi my name is Dr. Gaurav Agrawal. I am the instructor of palmistry and astrology at Indian Palmistry Institute. This blog is the free learning resource for those who are interested. Here i will also share my own personal findings about palmistry. Comments are welcome and appreciated.