In Hindu Vedic Astrology, a horoscope has 12 houses. Let us learn about houses of Janam Kundli and their significations.
In India it is made in many styles like Bengali horoscope, South Indian Horoscope, North Indian horoscope and the most used one is the north Indian one.
Houses of Janam kundali and their significations
The whole chart is divided into 360 degrees and divided into 12 houses which have different significations. One will be surprised to know that a horoscope of an individual can tell things about his relatives and servants and pets also. The ancient science of India is so deep and vast that most of the foreigners and western astrologers get astonished and amazed by the knowledge our astrologers possess.
A very aged astrologer was shown a horoscope and was asked about the person and the astrologer replied that the person is already dead and was eaten by a “jalchar” i.e. sea population. He was eaten by a crocodile while he was trying to swim.
This is the level of knowledge Indian Hindu astrologers possess and the reading is done by references of those 12 houses only.
Let us now see what these houses signify:
The 1st house or Ascendant or the Lagna
The first house is the house of self. The nature, personality, thinking pattern of the native and his general approach towards life, the kind of respect he will get in his life, all these things are seen from the first house. The Vedic chart is very relational and in that way this house is also the 10th house of the mother and 5th house of the father. It is also the house of Aries in kaal purusha horoscope.
The 2nd house or the kutumba sthanam or the dhan bhava
This is the house of money, wealth, bank balance, relatives, food habits, eyes, and face. How much potential one has in terms of accumulating wealth is seen mainly from this house only. How one will have the relations with their relatives is also judged from this house. This is also called a “maraka” house i.e. inflicting death because it is easy to understand that if one has no money and no one to talk to then he is as good as dead. This is also the house of job for the father of the natives and the 11th house of the mother. In kaalchakra horoscope, it is the house of Taurus.
The 3rd house or parakram bhaav or bhraatr bhaav
This is the house of younger siblings, right shoulder, and hand. This is the house of communication. This is the house of negotiations, internet, print etc. It is also the house of short journeys. It is the house of loss to the mother. It is the house of communication gadgets too. This is the house of partner of father i.e. the spouse or business partner. This house is the house of Gemini in kaal purusha horoscope. This is the maraka house for the father.
The 4th house or maatr bhaav or the such sthaanam
This is the 8th house from the ascendant of father. This is the house of mother. This is the house of vehicles, landed properties etc. This is the natural house of Cancer in kaal purusha horoscope. This is the house of farms and fields of a person. This is also the house of the underworld. Mental happiness and emotionality is also seen from this house.
The 5th house or putra sthaana or lakshmi sthaana
The main house to see progeny is this house only. It also stands for recreation and joy. It also stands for the religious deeds one does. Acting, music, dancing etc performing arts are also seen by this house. This is the kutumba bhaav of the mother and bhagya sthanna of the father. This is the 9th house from 9th and hence it is also taken as the house of poorva punya or past life good deeds. Speculative abilities and gains from speculation is also seen from this house and also matters of love and romance. This is the natural house of Leo
The 6th house or Rin bhava or Shatru bhava
This is the house of karma of the father. This is the house of debts, disease, and enemies of the native. This is the prime house of money because it is the house of loss or investment of the opponent and this is the house from where success in competition is seen. This is the house from which debts and enemies and pets are also seen. Domestic help is also seen from this house. This is the house of younger brother of the mother. This is the natural house of Virgo.
The 7th house or kalatra bhaav or Vivaah sthaana
After the lagna this is the most important house for mankind because this is the house of your legal life partner. This is the second maraca sthana and is truly so because if the spouse of a native is not good then life is as good as dead and full of sorrows. This is also death inflicting house. This is the house of business and business partners. This is the house of daily income. Foreign travels are also seen from this house. The sign which occupies this house in kaal purusha horoscope is Libra. This is the house of properties of the mother and house of gains for the father.
The 8th house or mrityu sthaan
We have to die one day, and there is no denying to this fact. This is the house of the death of an individual. This indicates the type of death one will have. This is also the house of expenses of the father. This is the house of research, occult and all allied subjects. This is also the house of hidden gains, bribery, and sudden incomes. This is also the house of bad thoughts and deeds which one does in his life time and also this is the house of repayment of debt. This is the house of Scorpio in kaal purusha horoscope.
The 9th house or pitri sthana or the bhagya sthana
This is the ascendant of father. This is the house of luck. This is the house of long travels and also travels by sea route. This is the house of gains from opponent of the mother being 6th to the 7th house. This is the house of Sagittarius in the kaal purusha horoscope. This is the house to see the well being of the father of the native. This is the house of higher education, spiritual pursuits, philosophy, and law.
The 10th house of karma bhava
This is the house for which the ascendant is born i.e. to do karma and bear the fruits of past deeds. What will a person do and where will he reach in his life is all seen from this house. This is the house of Capricorn in kaal purusha horoscope. This is the house which tells about the social stature of the native. Everything related to karma of a native is seen here. This is the dhan bhava of the father though many people consider this to the house of father`s ascendant. In experience it has not been found to be true mostly.
The 11th house or Laabha Sthana
When one does karma he needs to get back the returns and whether he will or not is seen from this house. This is the house of fulfillment of desires and elder brothers. A person`s friend circle is also seen from this house. This is the house which is the most important house after the 10th house and is the house of Aquarius in the kaal purusha horoscope. This is the house 8th to the 4th house and thus is the house of death of the mother. This is the parakram bhava of the father.
The 12th house or moksha sthana
This is the last house in the horoscope. This is house of Pisces in kaalpurusha horoscope. This is the house which shows expenses, separation from spouse, foreign lands, loneliness, depression, mental anxiety, and deep negative feelings. This also shows fevers of the spouse, journeys to the foreign lands and expenses on the long travels of the mother. This also signifies the feet in the body.