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Twelve Houses in Astrology

Twelve houses in astrology or Bhavas describe your life that also has twelve areas. Each of the 12 astrological houses has its own ruling planet, meaning and associated zodiac sign. Here the position of lagna in the chart are identified to understand and study the chart. The chart of the twelve houses in astrology begins with Aries and ends with Pisces. The beginning of each house in astrology is called cusp and the 12 houses in horoscope runs in a clockwise direction.

The chart for the twelve houses in astrology was also used by Babylonians where the numbering of the houses was done from east to downward. Now your first house will be where your langna or ascendant is placed and if you move in a clock-wise direction then the sign south to the first will become your second house.

In these twelve houses in astrology the 1st 5th and 9th houses are the houses of prosperities and are called Trikonas or trine houses or Lakshmi sthanas. These are very powerful houses.

Next are the Kendras or quadrants in which comes the 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th houses. These are also very powerful.

Your house of growth that includes 3rd and 11th houses are called Upachayas.

In the category of bad houses comes the 6th, 8th, and 12 houses.

Dharma houses: 1, 5, and 9
Artha houses: 2, 6, and 10
Kama houses: 3, 7, and 11
Moksha houses:  4, 8, and 12

Sometimes in one house two or more planets are present which is called conjunction of planets. 12 the position of 12 houses in vedic astrology can give benefic or malefic results.

Check the 12 astrological houses as per vedic astrology, their planetary ruler and meaning

House Zodiac Sign Planetary Ruler Modern Title of the House Meaning
1st Aries Mars House of Self It is also called the ascendant or rising sign. This house rules the physical appearance, self-image and body type. Your temperament, health, your reactions towards other, and your appearance are projected in the first house
2nd Taurus Venus House of Wealth The second astrological house represents your material side that includes money, property, belongings and siblings. Any gain or loss as well as financial conditions are also depicted here. Overall your inner and outer resources are described in this house of horoscope.
3rd Gemini Mercury House of Communications Your rational thoughts, early education, communication, skills, research and mind is ruled by this house. The third house in the twelve houses in astrology symbolizes your interaction with the community, neighbors, at work, with siblings and all.
4th Cancer Moon House of Home, Mother and Pleasures It is also called Imum Coeli. Fourth houses rules domestic affairs, home and family. It also includes the nurturing parents. If you have more planets in this house then you will be an introvert, subjective and a very private person.
5th Leo Sun House of Competition, Romance and Progeny As fifth is the house of pleasure and it depicts our need for love. Recreational and leisure activities are there in this house. It symbolizes love affairs, creative self-expression, your children and luck.
6th Virgo Mercury House of Health, Enemy and Diseases Routine tasks are ruled by this house in astrology. This include your work at office, work environment, employers and your employees. It also rules the health issues and hygiene. It can unite us with others and also separate us.
7th Libra Venus House of Partnerships and Marriage It is also called Descendent. Any kind of partnership is ruled by this house and in this comes the marriage, business partnership, treaties and agreements. More the number of planets in this house more are the needs we look for. You can also have more than one marriage.
8th Scorpio Pluto House of Reincarnation, Death and Accidents The eighth house defines our attitude towards life and death. Also the sexual relationships, deep relationships, finances come under the influence of this house. Many planets in this house depicts the change. So you will require change in relationship
9th Sagittarius Jupiter House of Philosophy, Fate and Fortune Ethical understanding, higher education, religious understanding, long journeys and foreign countries. If you have many planets in this house then you may not agree with the conventional limits in which you were raised.
10th Capricorn Saturn House of Social Status It is also called medium coeli. This house in horoscope rules the social position, career and work. Worldly standing is also associated with this house in astrology.
11th Aquarius Uranus House of Casual Gains and Income Your identity within a group is identified by the 11th house. Social circle, friends, groups, memberships in organizations and societies are ruled by this house. If you have too many planets in this house then you will have a large group of friends and you need them every time.
12th Pisces Neptune House of Losses and Expenses Twelve house in astrology determines the hidden things, secrets, prison, betrayals, sorrows and fears. It is the house of Karma.

Quadrant System According to quadrant system all the 12 planets are categorized into three houses namely Angular, Succedent and Candent. The planets in Angular are stronger and planets in Cadent are weaker in influence.

Angular: 1st House (Aries), 4th House (Cancer), 7th House (Libra), 10th House (Capricorn) Succedent: 2nd House (Taurus), 5th House (Leo), 8th House (Scorpio), 11th House (Aquarius) Cadent: 3rd House(Gemini), 6th House (Virgo), 9th House (Sagittarius), 12th House (Pisces)

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