far what has been given is the spiritual aspects associated
with each house from the lagna. These days more and
more people have generally two additional questions
to ask, the first about their spiritual life and the
other about their ailments.
The other traditionally associated
significations with the houses have been given in
detail in many books, fortunately now available in
translation in English.
But it is necessary to sound
a warning here, do not take any of the interpretations
given in them as being dogmatic and unalterable. This
mistake is committed by some Indians who do not make
an in-depth study of astrology and study other techniques.
What are given in these classics are aids to predictions,
not predictions themselves. Keeping this forewarning
in the mind it will be useful to know what each house
One is born in a particular sign,
which is his lagna and therefore the first house.
His personality will partake of the characteristics
of those signs, which will be discussed later.
The First House
The first house represents the
physical body, good or ill-health, the early part
of life, the personal development of the child and
the character as a whole.
The Second House
It is known as kutumba or the
family of oneís parents and is to be seen for speech,
the food one eats, the money one gets and also death.
The Third House
Traditionally, this house is
to be seen for brothers and sisters, short journeys,
letters and quick writing. But these days it is necessary
to examine it for sports, artistic talents, and business
agencies also. The
Mother, land, conveyances, happiness
are the traditional subject to be seen from the fourth
house. Extending it, a doctorís clinic, an artistís
studio, a philanthropistís trust and an industrialistís
factories are the modern additions.
The Fifth House
It is the house of education
(though some take the fourth house as education) intelligence,
children and the power of discrimination. The
Diseases, opposition, debts,
injuries are the negative factors associated with
this house. On the positive side, accumulation of
wealth (it being the second of the artha trine), sports,
adventures and fatherís profession are seen from this
The Seventh House
Traditionally, marriage but these
days living together, therefore wife, lover, sex life
are associated with this house. These days, it should
be seen for business and business partnership, foreign
countries, and even settlement abroad and death.
The Eighth house
Legacies, inheritance, sudden
financial gains, wills are the positive side of this
house while the negative side is long illnesses, cause
of death, sexual and conjugal life.
The Ninth House
The father (though the tenth
house should also be seen) spiritual tendencies, devotion,
learning, pilgrimages, association with legal and
religious personalities are the commonest factors
seen fromhis house, It being the house of luck, a
good ninth house improves a horoscope.
The Tenth House
Oneís profession (the sixth house
is also employment) fame, honors, respect, dignity
and oneís achievements are seen from this house. The
All types of gains, titles, honors,
elder brothers and sisters, business profits are to
The Twelfth House Loss, expenditure,
waste etc. are the traditional factors associated
with this house. These days, foreign journeys, getting
settled in a foreign country, trade with a foreign
country, jail, imprisonment are necessary and inevitable
events to be gleaned from this house. For spiritual
practitioners this is the most important house for
the promise of spiritual life and salvation. As has
been stated, a long list of events and things to be
seen from each of the house can be compiled in hundreds
of pages. What has been given here is for day to day