The celestial sphere is divided into 12 equal parts of 30 degrees each. Each of which represents a zodiac sign. There are 12 different signs. Wherever you are born on earth, there is a local horizon, the line where earth and the sky meet. The whole zodiac belt seems to ascend from eastern horizon and descend to the western horizon due to the daily rotation of earth around its own axis. At a particular place and time of birth, the exact point or the degree of the sign that is rising on the eastern side of the horizon is considered to be the starting point of the houses division, it is also the Ascendant. This is because Sun rises from the east and the rising of Sun means new beginning.
Now note that you can only see 6 houses at any location on the earth as rest of the houses are below the horizon. From the starting point on the eastern side, the 1st house is followed by the rest of the houses in anti-clockwise motion so you never get to see the 1st to 6th houses in the skies. The point which is exactly above your head right now is the starting point of the 10th house for someone born right at this moment at your location. The point that lies on the horizon on the west is from where the 7th house begins. 4th house begins from the point which is exactly opposite to the point of 10th house, so naturally it is not visible in the sky as it is below the horizon.
The 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th houses are the pillars upon which the strength of the horoscope depends. These are the four pillars of your horoscope, lying on the horizon and meridian plane. These are called Angular or Kendra houses. Each house governs some particular aspects of your life. The anti-clockwise motion of the houses also symbolizes your lifecycle, starting from the first house that represents birth and personality to the 12th house which stands for death and emancipation.
The placement of different planets in houses based on their movement in the sky at the time of birth tells which aspect of your life is being affected & how. These houses not only govern your life but also tell a lot about your friends, family and relatives.
The very basis of interpreting a horoscope is about understanding the connection between houses and the signs and how the planets influence this connection. The detailed overview of each house and the dimensions of your life covered by each one of them is covered in the subsequent pages.
Venus in the 1st house gives you attractive eyes, a good-looking physical appearance, a happy and long life.
Venus in 2nd house inclines you towards collecting jewellery and gemstones, clothes, beauty and cosmetic products.
Ketu in the 1st house of Self gives you a very attractive and alluring personality; people around you cannot ignore you and they connect with you.
Ketu in 2nd house gives you an inclination towards acquiring knowledge on subjects of your choice.
Ketu in 3rd house will incline you towards taking up a profession in media of some form.
Ketu in the 4th house gives you a bent towards spirituality and a pious lifestyle.
Ketu in the 5th house inclines you towards philosophy and related subjects.
Ketu in the 6th house may bless you with good conversation skills, which may bring positive convincing power to you.
Ketu in the 7th house makes you develop deep connections with spirituality and transforms your life
Ketu in the 8th house blesses you with a very strong and deep intuition; you may even foretell events.
Ketu in the 9th house develops profound inclinations towards religion
Ketu in the 10th house blesses you with immense success in your career. You will get promotions and rewards;
Ketu in 11th house gives you immense wealth and property that would be accumulated over your lifetime.
Ketu in the 12th house blesses you with intuitive powers. You like to indulge in activities that involve diving deep
Jupiter in first house makes you matured & blesses you with healing powers.
Jupiter in second house impacts your knowledge, the way you influence people, your family & wealth.
Jupiter in the 3rd house blesses you with excellent mental capabilities, helps you grow your psychological power and makes you mentally very robust.
Jupiter in 4th house enhances your happiness and increases your personal assets.
Jupiter in 5th house brings good relationships for you, it gives a good bonding with your children.
Jupiter in 6th house brings you good growth in career, improves your proficiency, creates opportunities for repaying debts.
Jupiter in seventh house blesses you with a blissful & satisfying married life; gives you a loyal, loving & trustworthy spouse.
Jupiter in the 8th house brings you sudden gains in wealth and indulges you in secretive activities.
Jupiter in the 9th house develops spiritual desires in you and makes you very religious.
Jupiter in 10th house blesses you with the needed moral values and ethics that develop and nurture your personality.
Jupiter in 11th house brings you added energy to pursue your desires, gives you good relations with your siblings and blesses you with gains and prosperity.
Jupiter in 12th house blesses you with many opportunities to travel long distances to foreign land that will prove beneficial for you.
Venus in 3rd house makes you a miser, devoid of good looks, happiness, respect, and property.
Venus in the 4th house gives you a good lifestyle, good relationships with your family and blesses you with ancestral properties.
Venus in 5th house makes you good in academics, artistic, gives you an interest in politics and the drive and passion to be happy in life.
Venus in the 6th house orients you towards serving others. You will always think of how your actions can benefit others.
Venus in 7th house blesses you with an immensely attractive personality and makes you wealthy at a young age.
Venus in 8th house brings suddenness in your life. It shows a union or marriage and, this house specifically, shows how your in-laws will be, their traits and nature.
Venus in 9th house inclines you towards intellectual, philosophical, religious, and spiritual learning.
Venus in 10th house usually makes you utilise your creativity to become more responsible for others.
This is a good position since the 11th house is the house of gains. Venus, being a princess, will be happy to fulfil your hopes and wishes.
Venus in 12th house gives you enormous imaginative prowess, which can be used to become a renowned artist.
Saturn in this position makes you disciplined, law-abiding and far more matured as compared to those in your age group.
Saturn in 2nd house delays the ability to save money until the age of 35.
Saturn in 3rd House restricts your relationship with siblings; makes it a little difficult for you to concentrate, especially in studies; and also slows down your grasping ability.
Saturn in the 4th house, which is also known as the ‘kendra’ house, will make you strong, value home and peace of mind.
Saturn in the 5th house, which happens to be the first trikona house, makes you matured and disciplined.
Saturn in 6th house involves you in long hours of work, which includes slow and steady work.
Saturn in 7th House delays your marriage and makes you marry a matured and older person.
Saturn in 9th house gives you a higher belief system, may it be philosophical or religious.
Saturn in 8th house in conjunction with friendly planets forms auspicious combinations, acting as a boon & blesses you with fortune.
Saturn in 10th house will make you work hard towards your goal.
Saturn in 11th house fulfils your hopes and wishes; brings you gains through business,
Saturn in 12th house activates your subconscious mind and connects you with different realms.
Mars in 1st house (Ascendant or Lagna) creates high energy and a natural aggression in your temperament, whether it is apparent or latent.
Mars in the 2nd House gives you an attitude to accumulate wealth and possessions by hook or by crook.
Mars in 3rd house makes you aggressive and brings you immense energy to multitask and learn many subjects.
Mars in the 4th house will also make you creative, enthusiastic and charming, which will attract the opposite sex.
Mars in fifth house will enhance your creativity and hidden talents; but because of your high expectations and proud nature.
Sixth house is the battleground for fiery Mars to achieve everythin
Mars is also known as ‘bhoomi putra’ and is compared with inner strength, sexuality, vulnerability, and the ability to project yourself to others.
Eighth house is the house of secrets, hidden treasures, deep research, longevity of marriage, sudden ups and downs, accidents, in-laws, and assets of spouse.
Ninth house is the house of Dharma kona (destiny). It unlocks the features of most of the houses.
Mars in 10th house makes you dynamic and will make you a leader in your profession.
Mars in 11th house gives you the brilliance to make gains out of your desires.
Mars in 12th house will make you secretive in nature and suppress your emotions.
Sun represents the “I”. There are twelve houses in astrology, and the house where Sun is posited in a horoscope defines the areas of life
Sun in first house gives you an incredible personality & helps expertly handle the ups & downs of life. You know the key to impressing others.
Sun in second house will activate your ego when it comes to thinking about your family & make you show off your family history.
Sun in third house will give you physical & mental strength; you will make money through self-efforts.
Sun in fourth house will make you attached to your family; you will achieve significant success after mid-30s.
With Sun in fifth house, you will be highly confident of your intellectual capabilities & work towards making your children leaders of the community.
Sun in sixth house will make you resolve conflicts & win over enemies.
Sun in seventh house gives you a royal authority over others but your ego won’t allow others to take any decision.
Sun in eighth house will make you get into secretive dealings; you will be widely known in your community & be recognized by everyone.
Sun in 9th house means you will be significantly influenced by your father.
Presidents of a country, politicians & CEOs often have Sun in the 10th house. You will have immense willpower & determination.
A positive Sun in the 11th house will make you win everyone’s heart with your magnetic quality.
Sun in 12th house activates your imagination, makes you look inward at yourself & also sense your hidden enemies.
Moon represents the “inner self”. Out of the twelve houses in a horoscope, the house
Moon in first house gives you glory and a magnetic personality that will attract one and all.
Moon in second house will make you give importance towards materialistic things that will provide emotional security.
Moon in third house will give you immense courage while you work towards achieving your goals.
Moon in fourth house will lead you to serve others while you don’t really aim to please anyone.
Moon in fifth house will lead to favors and gifts from your influential contacts.
Mercury represents intellect, and the house where it resides in a horoscope defines the area where the natives use their intellect.
Mercury in first house helps you reveal your communication skill to the world, gives you an artistic mind
Mercury in second house makes you patriotic with deep roots in your history
Mercury in third house makes you a quick thinker, handle ten things at
Mercury in fourth house makes your mother a great intellectual influence
Mercury in fifth house gives you a powerful combination of creativity
Mercury in sixth house gives you the intelligence to solve conflicts & fights
Mercury in seventh house makes you a very good communicator & you
Mercury in eighth house can make you an expert in the occult sciences
Mercury in ninth house makes you find logic in spirituality and religious belief
Mercury in tenth house opens several professional possibilities for you
Mercury in eleventh house gives you good networking & communication skills
Mercury in twelfth house gives a higher level of education and philosophical
Moon in sixth house gives you an organized approach, others will appreciate it and respect you for it.
Rahu in the third house will provide you with the opportunity to progress professionally by utilizing your excellent communication skills.
Moon in seventh house will give you a pious and good-looking partner, who shall be your biggest support in life.
Rahu in the first house increases your intelligence and offers you a propensity to gain knowledge, which is beneficial at workplace.
Moon in eighth house makes you immune to change in various life activities and gives you a slight, but positive, bent towards your ego.
Moon in ninth house shall increase your chances of foreign travels and fill your life with success and satisfaction.
Moon in tenth house will make you open minded and clear on your thoughts.
Rahu in the ninth house generates strong religious inclinations. It could offer you luck and good fortune.
Moon in eleventh house will help you deal with issues easily and you will always be willing to get help and guidance to be successful in whatever you do.
Rahu in the twelfth house will provide appreciation for your work and efforts, admiration from others, and a positive reputation in society.
Moon in twelfth house will make you flexible and you won’t have any issues with boundaries.
Rahu in the second house will inevitably bring you great wealth.
Rahu in the fourth house may offer you unexpected professional, financial or social advances; you might suddenly become well-known.
Rahu's placement in the fifth house might improve communication and relationships with all of your loved ones.
Rahu in the Sixth house bestows you with a fierce fighting spirit, causing you to win in numerous competitions.
Rahu in the seventh house gives favourable commercial prospects, blessings for marriages and good fortune and riches that may make you financially stable.
Rahu in the eighth house bestows huge returns, wealth, and sound financial status onto you.
Rahu in the tenth house will benefit your professional life. It will inspire you to expand your knowledge base and advance in your area of expertise.
Rahu in the eleventh house will offer you the courage and tenacity to work hard to achieve your goals.