Read Your Own Horoscope: A Step-By-Step Tutorial to Vedic Astrology

Under the guidance of Pt. Punarvasu, Indastro has been serving astrology patrons since 2001. Backed by years of experience and unique insights from ancient books & sources that are 1500 to 5500 years old, this free Vedic astrology tutorial has been put together with an objective of helping people better their lives. These free lessons from Indastro will help you read your own horoscope. For which you must keep the following points in mind:

  • Go step by step. Until you have mastered one step, do not move to the next.
  • Do not just read, but apply these principles on your own horoscope
  • In the begining, just pay attention to just reading and analyzing a birth chart, rather can drafting one.
  • Go in the same order of lessons as is provided here.
  • Practice and more practice.

First House in Vedic astrology

First house, also known as the Ascendant in Vedic Astrology is called the house of the self. It is the degree of the sign that is rising on the eastern horizon at the time of birth at a particular place on the earth.  From the point of the Ascendant, the rest of the sky is divided into twelve equal parts to form the subsequent houses. First house in Vedic Astrology is considered the most important because it marks the beginning of life. It is the first house formed in terms of sunrise, thus refers to the new beginnings and the early environment one gets in life.

The zodiac sign associated with first house is Aries and the planet that naturally signifies it is Sun. First house in astrology mostly refers to the head and upper part of the face when it comes to the body part it governs. In Mundane Astrology, first house represents the overall state of the country or the people in it. This house essentially answers some key questions about self like who are you? What you want to do in life? How would you do it? This underlines the process by which you become a unique individual and realize your truest self. It is the sum total of our personality, both the inner self and outer shell. First house thus rules how we grow and gives a shape to how we perceive the world.

1st house in horoscope represents the personality, physical appearance, character, temperament, self-identity, strengths, weaknesses, physical constitution as well as health. By studying the sign and planets placed in the first house, we can easily decipher a lot about one’s inner and outer self. The position and strength of the first house lord is very important in carving the destiny of a person. First house mostly relates to public appearance, how a person projects himself or herself to the world. It is a mirror into how we show ourselves as well as how we actually are.

1st house is called Tanu bhava in Vedic Astrology, meaning the house of the body. This is because first house is the karaka of one’s individuality, looks, sexual appeal, attraction, bodily features and strength. It gives a clear picture of your vim and vigor, and overall health and wellbeing. It is a window to your general outlook towards life, which largely affects your choices and future course of events. Moreover, its astrological analysis also tells about upcoming misfortunes and mishaps. First house thus is very important in terms of making astrological predictions.