The 12 Houses of Astrology

The 1st House

Analysis of the 1st House reveals information about the following areas of our life:

  • Our personality;
  • Appearance face, head
  • Character, likes and dislikes, behavior
  • How happy we are likely to be
  • General health and longevity
  • Determination and physical strength
  • Self-confidence, self-esteem, dignity
  • General prosperity, fame, how widely recognised we are
  • circumstances of birth, early childhood, pre-school years.

The l st house Is extremely Important. since it Is the dist!ngulshlng factor between all the people born on the same day. It Is the most personal part of a horoscope.  It shows how one will be received by the world, whether one can be recognized for his or her accomplishments and gain fame or status. It Is the personality, one’s temperament, disposition. and tendencies. It reveals a person’s confidence. self-esteem. and self-love.

The planet ruling the lst Indicates the nature of the personality and one’s tendencies to a large extent. If the first house happens to be Libra, which Is owned by Venus. then the person may be artistically Inclined. romantic. passionate, etc. If the first house Is Capricorn. then Saturn Is affecting the disposition and the person will be of a serious temperament. inclined towards business or career matters.

The first house Is an auspicious house, a good house. Wherever the ruler of the first Is placed will be an area of vitality and Interest. Also, the affairs of that house will flourish. However, the nature and condition of the planet and signs Involved must be considered. Mars or Saturn will not produce the same benefits as Venus or Jupiter. and as malefics they may

80 actually cause harm. Regarding signs, Mereu!)’ as ascendant lord In Virgo would be completely different than In Pisces. In Virgo, Mereu!)’ is exalted and gives excellent results, while the opposite Is true In Pisces, where It Is fallen. Further, If the planet considered Is aspected by several malefics. It cannot give good results. The key in astrological work Is to consider the numerous Influences Involved in any issue.

If the ascendant lord Is placed In an auspicious house, then I st house significations likewise flourish.

The kamka. or indicator, of the first house Is the Sun.

charged In court cases If other Indications allow, ties to maternal uncle, 81

hard worker. Interested in special diets. medical or healing arts, and self­

Improvement techniques. Job Is of vital interest, good earning ability,

wealth comes slowly and after hard work but does come.

Ruler of the 1st house placed In the:


Planet In swakshetra (own house). Happy childhood. good start In life, born Into wealthy or refined family, strong, healthy, powerful, well­ respected, strong dhanna, happy. may be a leader. Increased longevity.


Wealthy, good education, learned, Interest and possible career In education, happy family life. honest, good speech. good speaker. interest In financial matters.


Benefits from brothers and sisters, courageous, adventurous. own efforts meet with success, strong will, perseverence, strong desire nature. Interest and possible career In music, dance, or drama.


Person acquires own home, land, cars, boats, etc., plentiful fixed assets. good status or fame, respected, happiness from mother. gets ancestral properfY, success obtaining educational degree, Increased lon­ gevity. good health, happy. spiritual nature or Interest In moksha.


Lord of a dhanna house In another dhanna house Is auspicious In creating strong dhanna, Intelligent. learned, successful Investments, wealthy, happy, fortunate, respected, high status or fame, faith and devo­ tion to God, knowledge of mantras, enjoys religious practices, high mor­ als, refined qualities, person of merit, humble, gains from government or political people, strong credit from past Incarnation, destined to follow same path as last life. This position Increases longevity.


Health problems, gains no respect, hardships. longevity Is decreased, miserly, unhappy childhood, poor start In life. tendency to be accused.


Poor health, weak vitality, short life, poor self-Image, no self-respect, hardships, suffering, unhappy childhood, poor start In life. tendency to be

accused, charged In court cases If other indications agree, possibility of accidents or long-term illnesses, large debts, gains no respect or fame. benefits from marriage partner’s money, gains from insurance compan­ Ies, success In occult subjects and yoga. Tendency towards spl!itual life. asceticism, and moksha.


Marriage of passion. Beautiful, wealthy, or devoted spouse. Benefits from spouse’s family. Powerful, fortunate, and respected since ascendant

lord In 7th aspects Its own house. Strong sexual nature. strong desire nature. Long journeys or residence in foreign countries.


Lord of a dhanna house In another dhanna house Is auspicious. Excellent luck, wealthy, fortunate, prosperous, gains from father, receives

paternal property, high morals. religious-minded. charitable, highly respected or famous, healthy and powerful, long life, strong dhanna.


Respected or famous, good career, good reputation and status,

healthy, powerful, long life. successful dhanna. wealthy.

11th HOUSE

Benefits from eldest sibling, plentiful opportunities, success In achieving major goals and desires. wealthy, good earning ability, strong desire nature.

12th HOUSE

Many hardships, unhappy. much suffering, large debts, little confi­ dence, bad self-Image, poor health, low vitality, gains no respect or fame, unhappy childhood, poor start In life, moves. away from birthplace, ten­ dency to be accused, charged .in court cases If other indications agree, may be periods of confinement (hospital, jail, monastel)’, etc.), good sex life. may live In “unknown places” (I.e., far-away land such as India, Africa, etc.). Tendency towards spiritual life, asceticism, or moksha. Success with meditation or yoga may perform charitable deeds with no view towards rewards In this life, auspicious for afterlife (I.e., attains heaven), little con­ cern for worldly life-excellent position for self-realization and enlightenment.


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