Most horoscopic traditions of astrology systems divide the horoscope into twelve houses whose positions depend on time and location rather than on a date. In Hindu astrological tradition these are known as Bhāvas. The houses of the horoscope represent different fields of experience wherein the energies of the signs and planets operate described in terms of physical surroundings as well as personal life experiences.
In Vedic Astrology, Astrologer divides the whole sky (360 degrees) into 12 equal parts and each part is ruled by some zodiac sign.
Horoscope is basically the map of Sky and it’s Planetary position. Each Horoscope is divided into 12 boxes (Bhavas) and each box we say House (Bhavas). As per individual’s Date of Birth, Birth Time and Birth Place, Astrologer decides Ascendant ( The first house) and then they cast planets as per their position at the time of Birth.
Lagna is always the First House and house numbering starts anti-clockwise.
Each house( Bhav) is giving information about life’s particular area and here is the detail.
1. First House: The house of self, The Ascendent, The Lagna
This is also called Lagna house, This is one of the most important houses in the horoscope chart. This house represents the physical stature, complexion, form, and shape of an individual. The health, vigor, vitality and natural tendencies are controlled by this house. This also represents personality, jest for life, honor, dignity, well being, the upper part of the face, longevity and start in life.
2. Second house: The house of wealth
All money matters are governed by this house. Fortune, profits and gain, power and resources, security, material achievements, jewelry, shares, security, speech, eyes, vision, stocks and bonds, precious stones, memory, education, tongue, nose teeth, chin, and family are governed by this house. This is also a markka sthana or a death inflicting house.
3. Third House: The house of courage and siblings
The mental intellect and disposition is governed by this house. courage and the ability to achieve things and complete tasks are represented by this house. Relationships with brothers and sisters, assistance or otherwise from them are also studied from this house. Relations with neighbors, valor, short travels, communication and transport, correspondence, writing, change of residence, contracts, agreements, rumors carrying tales, hands, throat, shoulder blade, collar bones arms and nervous system are some things that this house gives information about.
4. Fourth house: The house of Mothers and pleasures
Mother, native place, residence, domestic environment, grave, private affairs, secret life, luxury vehicles, fields, pasture, farms, orchards, mines, buildings, houses, ancestral property, hidden treasure, academic education, wells, water, milk, ponds, lakes, etc are represented by this house.
5. Fifth House: The house of Progeny and Romance
Progeny, whether one will have children or not, of what sex, inclination, recreation, pleasure, artistic talents, entertainment & amusement, sports, excelling in competitive activities like crosswords, cards, games of chance, gambling or betting, love affairs ambassador, good or bad morals, mantra, tantra, religious mindedness, high learning and wisdom, enormous riches, spiritual practices, etc are represented by this house.
6. Sixth House: The house of enemy and disease
Types of disease, whether they will be curable or not, nursing, food, services, employees, subordinates or servants, debts, cattle, tenants, jealousy, enemies, maternal uncle, mental anguish are represented by this house.
7. Seventh House: The house of Marriage and Partnership
Earthly ties and unions, legal bondage, spouse, partners in business, conjugal life, litigation, influence in foreign countries, success and reputation in foreign travels, dangers in life, Relationship with spouse, gains or losses after marriage, type of spouse and his/her physical and mental disposition.
8. Eighths House: The house of Accidents and death
Longevity and span of life, inheritance, legacy, wills, insurance, pension, gratuity, accidents, fire or suicide, misery, misfortune, sorrow, strife, worries, disgrace, delay, dejection, disappointment, loss, obstruction, theft, and robbery, etc are represented by this house.
9. Ninth House: The house of Fate and Fortune
Faiths, Wisdom, divine worship, pilgrimages, philosophy, fortune, religious disposition, meditation, intuition, sacrifices and charity, father, preceptor, learning and teaching, dreams and visions, long journeys, air and sea travel, higher education foreign travels, knees.
10. Tenth House: The house of profession
Honour, dignity, public esteem, power and prestige, credit and recognition received for a task completed, success and status, rank and renown, respect and fame, ambition, authority, permanency in job, promotion, advancement in Job, appointments, Government, political power, high posts such as president, etc, last rites to parents, honor from Governments, etc.
11. Eleventh house: The house of Gains
Friends, society, community, favorites, ambitions and wish fulfillment, a gain of wealth, success in undertakings, incoming wealth, prosperity, elder brothers, recovery from illness, the dawn of fortune, ankles.
12. Twelfth house: The house of Expense and Losses
Losses and impediments, restraint and limitation, waste and extravagance, expenses whether good or bad, deception, investments and donations, charity, misery and misfortune, sorrow and sin, secret enemies, involvement in scandals, disgrace, and insults, secret sorrows. Success through occult affairs, the feel, left eye, left ear, bed pleasures, life and activities in foreign places.
To make a prediction, we must analyze the ruler of the house, their position, zodiac sign, and constellation along with Houses.
To remember each house in details is very difficult so here is the keyword which will help learners to remember: