The twelve houses of zodiac represent all the aspects of existence at the terrestrial as well as individual level. The houses from the lagna to seventh represent the right half of the body of the native(and the left half of the body of his spouse). Those from the seventh to the lagna represent his left half and the right half of his spouse.
1st HOUSE: Ruled by Aries:- This is the first house which begins the zodiac also called the Rising Sun or the Ascendant. Being the first house, it depicts the all-important aspects of your life; first impressions, personality, appearance, temperament, ego, new beginnings and your outlook towards life. The House of Self, this sign is known to have an impact on any health issues you may have experienced in life.
It affects your life choices, sense of knowing your strengths, weaknesses. Along with your likes, dislikes and the way you might wish others to perceive through your opinions, attitude and viewpoints.
The mains parts depicted by the 1st house are the head and the face. It includes complexion, forehead, hair, brain etc. If your 1st house is weak, you may face problems like headache, acne, scars and mental illness. This house corresponds with Aries energy.
Body, fame, strength, character, courage, knowledge or lack of it, residence, place of birth, dignity, honour, ancestry, livelihood, the present wisdom, wealth, comforts and discomforts, self-respect, peace of mind, happiness and un-happiness, detachment, virtues and vices, health of parents.
In medical astrology:- Body in general, limbs, complexion, marks or moles on the body, sound and unsound health, skin texture, longevity, sleep, head, brain, texture of hair, stamina.
Wealth, speech, physical enjoyments, trading in ornaments, pearls and diamonds, buying or selling in general, accumulation of wealth, earning through self-effort, acquisitions from father, truthfulness and falsehood, inclinations, food, taste, clothes, eloquence, humility, steadiness of mind, learning education, letters, anger, deceitfulness, family members, friends, enemies, servants, close followers, self-control, death.
In medical astrology : Face, teeth, tongue, oral cavity, nose, nails, speech, eyes(right eye).
Courage and valour, physical fitness, hobbies, talent, education, good qualities, siblings, longevity of parents, tolerance, capability, quality and nature of food, selfishness, sports, fights, refuge, trading, dreams. Sorrows, stability of mind, neighborhood, near relations, friends, army, inheritance, ornaments, cleverness, short journeys.
In medical astrology : Ears(right ear), neck, throat, shoulders, bones, upper limbs, mental instability, physical growth, and longevity.
Near and dear ones, caste and ancestry, mother, relatives on mothers side, lands and houses, agriculture, farming, gardens, orchards, installations, buildings, parliament favours from the ruler, medicine, education, knowledge of land and geography, hidden treasures, comforts and discomforts, courage, faith, victory and defeat, perfumes, clothes, milk, digging, agricultural produce, vehicles, possession of cattle, horses and elephants.
In medical astrology : Chest, lungs, heart, breast, potent, medicine.
Progeny, father, mental ability, learning, knowledge, scholarship, character, conception, prosperity, acquisitions through wife, fascination (for women), sharp, wisdom, discrimination and analytical skill, capability, devotion to gods, means of earning, official seal, good or bad memory, speculation, humiliation, authorship, shruti(Vedas), Smitri, knowledge of mantras, karmas of past lives.
In medical astrology: Heart, upper abdomen, liver, gall bladder, mind, mental illness, problems related to pregnancy.
Enemies, oppositions, mental agitation, injuries, accident, disease, wounds sustained in war, loans, debts, losses, disappointments, obstacles, poisions, slanders, humiliation, cruelty, indulgence in prohibited acts, theft, quarrels, imprisonment, maternal uncles, maternal aunt, step-mother, pets, cattle, flavours of food, servants, subordinates, nuisances in general.
In medical astrology : Intestines, umbilical region, phlegmatic illness, tuberculosis, eye disease, poisoning, accidents, operations.
Spouse, sex partner, marriage, adultery, lust or passion, nature or character of spouse, sexual union, secret love affairs, journey, deviation from ones path, partnership in business, overt enemies, quarrels, theft, loss of memory, recovery of lost wealth, progress, attainment of status, grandfather, brothers son death.
In medical astrology : Lower urinary tract, anal canal, semen, seminal vesicle, urethra, prostrate, sexual act.
Marital Status of the woman, longevity, death, obstacle, disgrace, defeat, discontinuity, suddenness, unexpectedness, misery, loss of memory, sin, killing a living being, capital punishment, nature of death, place of death, wickedness, fathers indebtedness, deviation from unexpected norms, frightful place, difficult route, crevices, finding faults, humiliation, wife’s wealth, sudden unexpected gain, hidden talents, spiritual pursuits and attainments, inheritance, son of the elder sister.
In medical astrology : External genitalia, incurable or chronic disease, loss of limb, longevity, cause of death, severe mental anguish.
Virtuous deeds, pilgrimages, worship, religious inclination, devotional and religious learning, karmas of the present birth, splendour, association with virtuous, auspiciousness, the preceptor or guru, father, austerity, penance, charity, kindness, wisdom, knowledge, devotion towards the preceptor, spiritual initiation, mental quietude, fame and fortune, progeny, temples, vedic rituals, long journeys, travel by sea.
In medical astrology : Hips, thighs, nourishment.
Profession, function, source of livelihood, governmental service, honour from the king, business, status, wealth, political power, fame, progress, nature of work, professional inclination, the treating physician, hidden treasure, prescribed course, teaching capability, self-control, dominance, sacrificing nature, proficiency, fathers wealth and well-being, foreign travel, financial status, place of residence, performance of sacred and religious deeds.
In medical astrology : knee joint, knee cap.
Gains of all the nature, income, acquisition, fulfillment of desires, nature of earning, arrival, rewards, recognition, favours from ruler, special status, proficiency, learning, ancestral property, fondness for the precious stones, lost wealth, pursuit of pious and religious deeds, profits and returns, elder brother, paternal uncle, longevity of the mother, material enjoyments.
In medical astrology : Legs, left ear, left upper limb, recovery from disease.
Expenditure, loss of wealth, spending money for prescribed or prohibited pursuits, pleasures of the bed, bedroom, mental anguish, loss of sleep, physical disease, wickedness, penury, loss or disease of a limb, loss of authority, imprisonment, confinement in an enemys house, loss of spouse, exit from world, emancipation, renunciation, distant travel, foreign land, emigration, loss in travel, paternal property, spiritual learning, secret learning, fear from overt and covert enemies.
In medical astrology : Sleep disorders, mental imbalance, hospitalisation, feet, left eye, death.
2nd HOUSE: Ruled by Taurus – The second house rules your core values and covers matters related to your material and physical world. Known as the House of Possessions, it represents how well you manage your finances, how you value and earn money and your self-esteem.
3rd HOUSE: Ruled by Gemini – Third house – the House of Communication – rules all forms of communication like thinking, talking and deals with everything related to modern technology for communication. It also deals with your everyday activities and the environment that surrounds you like local travel, schools, neighborhood etc.
4th HOUSE: Ruled by Cancer – The House of Home, the fourth house is the lowest point on the zodiac wheel. It includes your home environment, your parents especially your mother, the impact of your mother in your early days of childhood, etc. The fourth house is where you can also develop a sense of security in your private place.
5th HOUSE: Ruled by Leo – The fifth house is the House of Creativity and Pleasure, this is where you have fun. It governs your self-expression, all kinds of leisure pursuits, drama, love affairs and everything else which includes some fun and play.
6th HOUSE: Ruled by Virgo – This is the House of Health and Service and it depicts fitness, diet, illnesses, hygiene, helpfulness and your service to others including animals.
7th HOUSE: Ruled by Libra – This House of Partnerships, the Descendant is the domain for serious relationships and other people. Not to be confused with just romantic relationships, it even governs business partnerships, business deals, contracts, etc.
8th HOUSE:Ruled by Scorpio – The mysterious Scorpio is the House of Sexuality, Death, and Rebirth. It represents sex, intimacy in your relationships, deals with death and reincarnation. Death sometimes can be just symbolic rather than the obvious; the passing of someone. It also governs gifts and money through inheritance or maybe investments.
9th HOUSE: Ruled by Sagittarius – The House of Philosophy and Travel, the key to the ninth house is high learning. It dominates the higher mind, the development of your mind and the expansion of your horizons. This house also includes your understanding of spiritual learning, ethics and morals, foreign languages, luck, risk, adventure and long-distance or international travel.
10th HOUSE: Ruled by Capricorn – The tenth house is at the very top and also considered to be the most public on the zodiac wheel. The House of Career represents your career and everything related to it including how to focus and choose the right career path, long term career goals, accolades, recognition that you receive. This house represents your father and the way he has influenced you throughout your childhood.
11th HOUSE: Ruled by Aquarius – The House of Friendships dominates your friendships, people who love and protect you. It represents your hopes, aspirations and also your ability to remain happy. This house describes the roles that you undertake throughout your life be it as a husband, partner, wife, friend or businessman. It also rules eccentricity, sudden events, surprises, invention, originality, and anything futuristic.
12th HOUSE: Ruled by Pisces – The final house on the zodiac wheel is the House of Self Undoing and Karma. It rules endings and is dark and secretive. Matters related to the psyche, prisons, hospitals are all a representation of confinement towards the unknown. Although it rules your creativity and imagination this is also a house in which one can drown in self-indulgence leading to substance abuse. But after a period of suffering, positive things like enlightenment, motivation, healing can also be found here.
Vedic Astrology– It is Hindu/Indian astrology and is called Vedic astrology since it is originated from the “Vedas”. It is the study of planets, moon, sun, stars according to one’s horoscope. With the belief that their movements have an impact on our body and surroundings.
It includes 12 zodiac signs i.e., Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces. Along with that, there are five elements in the nature. Earth (Bhumi), water (Jala), fire (Agni), air (Vaayu) and sky (Aakash) as mentioned in the Vedas.
The astrologers keep these elements into consideration while checking a person’s horoscope.
Houses in Vedic Astrology defines and divides the exact areas of a person’s life depending on his horoscope which is found out on the basis of a person’ accurate time and location and date of birth. Different houses govern different areas of life which you will find out about further in the next section.
In astrology, the 12 houses just like 12 zodiac signs create the foundation for one’s life. Together they form a 360° angle as the whole birth chart has 12 equal sections comprising each house.
However, they’re not the same as the zodiacal wheel. All these houses links with a different sign. Each one represents a specific component of your life.
The second house is often referred to as the house of possessions. It signifies Dhana or Income which includes the finances, the belongings that you own, your possessions like car, furniture, investments etc. Using your possessions including your non-material things to the fullest also falls under the 2nd house’s realm. This house matches with Taurus.
The body organs ruled by 2nd house include tongue, teeth, eyes, mouth, nose, facial bones, upper neck and bones etc. Also, the second house does not only limits the material holdings. It also comprises of the intangible things like one’s voice. For example, if a feminine planet like Venus sits in the second house of a person’s Kundali, his/her voice would be very appealing and melodious.
Priyanka Chopra would be a great example of that. Our expert astrologers have checked her horoscope and found out that Mercury is there in its own house and is sitting with Venus which is the lord of Ascendant making her a great singer.
The Third house relates to Gemini. It governs the mental inclination of a person and their ability to memorize. This house also relates to journeys, brothers, sisters, neighbors, interests, habits, mental intelligence and communication.
It rules over different modes of communication, such as media, television, telephone, radio, writing, editing, etc. All sorts of professions related to communication are included in this dominion.
The body parts third house rules include legs, hands, arms, shoulders, collar bones, lungs, and nervous system. Imbalances in the nervous system, problems of the respiratory canal, shoulder pain, fracture in the collar bone and impartial deafness. Problems like these mainly arise out of a weak third house in your natal chart.
The fourth house in Vedic astrology relates to Cancer. It rules your houses as well as your roots, land, real estate matters, vehicles and your relation with your mother. This house is also called Bandhu Bhava in Vedic astrology as it is quite associated with the domestic happiness of a person.
The body organs governed by the fourth house are stomach breasts and digestive organs. And it may result in coronary problems, lung disorder, and physical ailment in breasts, chests and so on if the 4th house is weak in your horoscope.
The fifth house in Vedic Astrology, also known as Putra Bhava is the house of creativity, playfulness, joy, pleasure, and romance. It signifies your mental intelligence, your capability to create and innovate. The fifth house corresponds to Leo’s energy, the fifth sign in the Zodiac cycle. Since Jupiter signifies this house, which also relates to fortune, good luck, learning, and optimism.
The body parts that the fifth house rules over include Heart, upper and middle back, stomach, pancreas, and spine. If the fifth house is weak in your horoscope, it may cause heart problems, spinal cord disorders, acidity, diarrhea, stone in gall bladder, etc.
Plus if the house is oppressed by an air sign like Gemini or Aquarius, it may lead to mental illness or irrationality.
This house corresponds mainly to your health, wellness, and your daily life routine. Surely the body you’re born with comes under the first house but the choices that you make on a daily basis, that affects your body are found in the 6th house.
6th House is also known as Ari Bhava. Ari means ‘Enemy’ and hence this house also relates to debts, obstacles, enemies, and difficulties. However, a person having Rahu sat in the 6th house in his birth chart is nearly impossible to defeat. It corresponds with Libra Energy.
This house rules the body parts like waist, lower abdomen, kidney, navel, small intestine, the upper part of the large intestine, appendix, etc. A weak 6th house may cause sicknesses like constipation, appendicitis, hernia and even psychiatric problems.
The 7th house (descendent) sits directly across from the first house (Ascendant). This house is also known as Yuvati Bhava. It’s the house of your spouse/partner. It is also the house of all kinds of partnerships including business partnership and also deals with the darker side of your relationships, the partnerships you form. Planets moving through the Seventh House help you close deals, securing the bonds by signing contracts and making things official.
As this house is ruled by Libra sign, planet Venus is the natural significator of this house that also signifies love, romance, and sexuality.
It governs various body parts including Kidneys, ovaries and the lower half of the back.
8th house, also known as Randhra Bhava, rules over death, longevity and sudden events like Lottery. It is also related to wealth. Sudden losses, gains, the share of properties fall under the 8th house realm. If Saturn is sitting in the 8th house of one’s birth chart, the chances are that the person will inherit paternal property.
This house is also the house of mysteries and transformations. It can bring depression, chronic illness, miseries, lack of mental peace, imprisonment etc to the person affected. However on a positive note, the native may have strong intuitive skills and such people can also master the fields of psychology, astrology, mathematics, and paranormal activities. Several various body parts governed by this sign include pelvic bones and external sexual organs.
Truth, principles, dreams, and intuitions all define the ninth house. Since this house is also known as Dharma Bhava in Vedic astrology, it deals with your religious instincts, immigration, good karma, dharma, ethics, higher learnings, one’s inclination towards good deeds and charity. The 9th house corresponds with Sagittarius energy which is signified by Jupiter that makes this house the house of luck, fortune, and favors.
The various parts of the body under control of this house are thighs, thigh bones, bone marrow, left leg, and arterial system.
if you have a strong 9th house in your birth charts, there are high chances of travel, higher learning, and foreign settlement.
10th house, also known as Karma Bhava, deals with the kind of work you do, the profession you are in, your prestige, your reputation, etc. your area of occupation is defined by the planetary positions in this house. this house corresponds with the Capricorn energy and ruled by Saturn. if Saturn is in harmony with other planets in your natal chart, this planet can become the most powerful ally.
Different body parts ruled by this house are knees, kneecaps, bones, and joints. A weakness of the 10th house may cause health-related problems like broken knees, inflammation of joints, weakness in the body and skin allergies, etc.
Labha Bhava in Vedic astrology is the house of prosperity. ‘Labha’ means gains. It’s a strong indicator of wealth and income, gain in name, fame, and money, and also plays a role in determining what brings you profits. 11th House in Vedic astrology governs your social circle, your friends, acquaintances, your well-wishers and your relation with your elder brother.
11th House relates to Aquarius and Sun is the natural significator of this House. Body parts that this house governs include ankle, right leg, shin bone, left ear, and left arm. A native with weak 11th house in their native chart may have to face problems of low productivity of blood, pain in legs, fracture in the lower part of the body, etc.
Being the last house, the 12th house in Vedic astrology represents the ending of your life cycle and the beginning of your spiritual journeys. it is also called the house of unconscious, self- undoing, and imprisonment. A weak 12th house may give the native detachment from people like separation from their partner, parents, friends, and neighbors.
The detachment can also be in the form of death. Mostly it governs the intangible things. Things like intuitions, dreams, secrets, and emotions because this house corresponds with Pisces energy and is ruled by Neptune planet.
The twelfth house takes care of the body organs like the left eye, feet, and lymphatic system.
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