Earth is moving on its axis from West to East. If we see towards horizon, we find that signs of Zodiac rise one by one. Any particular sign of the Zodiac will reappear at the east horizon after approximately 24 hours. Ascendant is the sign of zodiac which is rising in the eastern horizon at the time of occurrence of an event. The Ascendant is also known as first house of the horoscope.
Second house means the second counted from first and so on.
Each house of the horoscope signifies certain aspects of life which are as under:-
First House :
Body, appearance, personality, face, health, character, temperament, intellect, longevity, fortune, honour, dignity, prosperity.
Second House :
Wealth, family, speech, right eye, nail, tongue, nose, teeth, ambition, food, imagination, power of observation, jewelry, precious stones, unnatural sex, loss by cheating and violence between life partners.
Third House :
Younger brothers and sisters, cousins, relatives, neighbors, courage, firmness, valour, chest, right ear, hands, short journeys, nervous system, communication, writing – editing books, reporting to newspapers, education, intellect.
Fourth House :
Mother, conveyance, relatives, domestic environment, treasure, land, house, education, landed property, hereditary tendencies, later portion of life, hidden treasure, private love affairs, chest, interference in married life by parents-in laws and family, ornaments, clothes.
Fifth House :
Progeny, intelligence, fame, position, stomach, love affairs, pleasures, and amusements, speculation, past birth, soul, position in life, artistic talent, heart and back, proficiency in games, success in competition.
Sixth House :
Disease, debt, disputes, miseries, injuries, maternal aunt or uncle, enemies, service, food, clothes, theft, ill fame, pet animals, subordinates, tenants, waist.
Seventh House :
Spouse, personality of spouse, relations between life partners, desires, partnership, open enemies, recovery, journey, litigation, danger to life, influence in foreign countries and fame, relations between self and public, sexual or urinary disease.
Eighth House :
Longevity, kind of death, sexual organs, obstacles, accident, unearned wealth, inheritance, legacy, will, insurance, pension and gratuity, theft, robbery, worries, delay, battles, enemies, inheritance of money, mental affliction, extramarital life.
Ninth House :
Fortune, religion, character, grand parents, long journeys, grandson, devotion towards elders and god, spiritual initiation, dreams, higher education, wife’s younger brother, brother’s wife, visit to holy places, philosophy, communication with spirits.
Tenth House :
Profession, fame, power, position, authority, honour, success, status, knees, character, karmas, ambition in life, father, employers and superiors, relationship between self and superiors, success in business, promotion, recognition from government.
Eleventh House :
Gains, prosperity, fulfillment of desires, friends, elder brother, ankles, left ear, advisers, favorites, recovery of illness, expectation, son’s wife, wishes, success in undertakings.
Twelfth House :
Harm, punishment, confinement, expenditure, donations (given), marriage, work related to water resorts, vedic sacrifice, fines paid, sexual enjoyment outside wedlock, contacting sexually transmitted disease, weakness in sexual act, sleeping comforts, enjoying luxuries, loss of spouse, losses in marriage, termination of employment, separation from own people, long journeys, settlement in foreign land.
Significators of Houses
The significators or karakas of various houses are as under:-
1st House Sun
2nd “ Jupiter
3rd “ Mars, Mercury
4th “ Moon, Venus
5th “ Jupiter
6th “ Mars, Saturn
7th “ Venus
8th “ Saturn
9th “ Sun, Jupiter
10th “ Mercury, Sun, Jupiter and Saturn
11th “ Jupiter
12th “ Saturn
Significations of Planets
Sun - Father, influence, energy
Moon - Mother, mind
Mars - Brothers, courage
Mercury - Profession, speech, education,
Jupiter - Progeny, wealth, prosperity wisdom
Venus - Marriage, material comforts, pleasures
Saturn - Longevity, sorrows, delays
Rahu - Maternal relations
Ketu - Paternal relations
Ascendant Planets Favourable Planets Unfavourable Planets
Aries Jupiter, Sun Mercury, Venus
Taurus Saturn Jupiter, Venus, Moon
Gemini Venus Mars, Jupiter, Sun
Cancer Jupiter, Mars Venus, Mercury
Leo Mars Saturn, Venus
Virgo Venus Mars
Libra Saturn Jupiter, Sun, Mars
Scorpio Jupiter Mercury, Venus
Sagittarius Mars Venus
Capricorn Venus Mars, Jupiter
Aquarius Venus Jupiter, Moon
Pisces Mars, Moon Sun, Venus, Saturn
Grouping of Houses
Angles or Kendra Houses : 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th
Trines or Trikona Houses : 1st, 5th and 9th
Succedent or Panapara Houses : 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 11th
Cadent or Apoklima Houses : 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th
Upachaya or Favourable Houses : 3rd, 6th, 10th, and 11th
Evil or Trik Houses : 6th, 8th, and 12th
Death inflicting or Marak Houses : 2nd and 7th
The twelve houses are known an Tanu (Physique), Dhana (Wealth), Sahaja (Younger brother/ Sister), Matru (Mother), Putra (Progeny), Ari (Enemies), Kalatra (Spouse), Ayur (Longevity), Dharma (Religion), Karma (Livelihood), Labha (Gains) and Vyay (Losses)
In terns of native’s life, the Kendras denote childhood, the panaparas denote middle age and A poklimas denote old age. The 1st to 8th house relate to one’s marital life, the 9th to 11th pertain to religious or moral beliefs and 12th house deals with other world i.e. Moksha.