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.
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