Planets in the 1st House – Saturn, Rahu or Ketu

The 12 Houses of Astrology

Saturn, Rahu or Ketu in the 1st House

House Of The Body and Personality



Saturn in the 1st House

Because Saturn is a strong malefic planet, when it sits in the first house it is very important to consider sign placement and aspects. When afflicted or badly aspected, this position brings delays, health problems, dishonor, lack of fame, poverty, misery, and many ups and downs. However, when strong, high status, leadership, and political success are seen. Saturn rules longevity and he gives a long life in the signs of Libra, Aquarius, Capricorn, Sagittarius, and Pisces. In other signs we have to consider the aspects to Saturn to judge the lifespan. In general, Saturn in the first also makes a person skinny and gives issues related to the bones. Because Saturn aspects the 7th house, married life will be difficult. There can be stagnation and inactivity in the person’s life. Additionally, traits of discipline, humility, responsibility, morality, seriousness, slowness, and maturity are seen in these people. Saturn helps these natives spiritually by giving them less attachment to worldly affairs. If Saturn isn’t in one of the signs previously mentioned, there will be ambition to be recognized. Because the first house rules the birth experience, their birth may have been challenging, giving their mother’s much struggle. The strength of such issues is seen by how close Saturn is degree-wise to the ascendant.

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Exalted or Own House: When placed in Libra, Capricorn, or Aquarius in the first house, strong leadership skills and high status is seen in the native. They receive great intelligence, wealth and virtuousness. These people are long lived and do good deeds. They will be born into a wealthy family and have a good start to life, yet will still be extremely humble.

. NEECHA (fallen)-If Saturn is in Aries in the 1st house, the person is sickly and has no vitality or ambition, and his longevity is decreased. ” The person is born Into a lowly family and has had a bad start in life. He will be unhappy. There is frustration and depression about his low position in life. The body is emaciated, and the person cares little about his

appearance. There is a strong possibility that the body is deformed In

some way. There is a terrible self-image and married life greatly suffers.

Saturn gives its full effects in the 36th year. Unless it is well placed or well aspected. there will be problems relating to 1st house affairs at that time.

Debilitated: When placed in Aries in the ascendant, Saturn makes the native have poor healthy, little vitality, and no ambition. Their life is shortened by this placement. He or she will be born into a family of low status and they will have a tough start to their life. Depression and frustration will plague their life. Their body will be emaciated or deformed, and they won’t care about their appearance. Their self-image is harmed and married life will be very difficult.

Saturn’s full affects are delivered during the 36th year of life. If Saturn is poorly placed then there will be many problems relating to the first house during that time.

Since Saturn is exalted in Libra, it is also well placed in Taurus, the other sign ruled by Venus.

Because Saturn is exalted in Venus’ sign of Libra, it will also do well in Venus’ other sign, Taurus.


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Rahu – The North Node in the 1st House

NOTE- Rahu and Ketu are always exactly opposite each other in the horoscope. Therefore if Rahu is in the 1st Ketu is in the 7th.

Note: Rahu and Ketu are always exactly opposite of each other in all birth charts. So, when Rahu is in the 1st house, Ketu will always be in the 7th house.

If Rahu is in the 1st house, it is bad for domestic happiness. There will be constant ups and downs In the married life. Peaceful or stable periods are short-lived, as there is always some problem arising to be dealt with. Rahu. being malefic, is bad for health, longevity, and confidence. There will be a big ego, but since Rahu destroys the confidence, the result is a kind of egocentric, or self-indulgent, personality. There Is a struggle throughout life for self acceptance and a positive self-image. The person is odd, eccentric, or out of the ordinary. He will be wealthy, as Rahu signifies worldly desires and benefits. He will also be Inclined towards spiritual or occult subjects. The health problems caused by Rahu will be due to upset emotions or negative thinking. These illnesses will be difficult to diagnose and hard to cure except through diet or natural remedies. Rahu in the 1st will give physical strength and a strong will. The person defeats his enemies or competitors. The marriage partner may be of a spiritual or ascetic nature. He may also be devious or deceitful. Rahu. because It rules worldy benefits, in the 1st house often gives extraordinary beauty.

Rahu in the first house brings challenges to the native’s domestic happiness. Married life will see many ups and downs. Rahu is a malefic planet, giving natives with this placement bad health and short lives. A big ego is seen, yet there will be a lack of confidence too, making natives egocentric and self-indulgent. Negative self-image and poor self-acceptance are hard to come by for these natives. These people will be quite strange and eccentric. Rahu brings them worldly desires and benefits, such as wealth. There can be a desire towards studying occult and spiritual subjects. Rahu gives disturbed emotions and negative thinking, which lead to health ailments. Such ailments will be hard to diagnose and cure. Diet and natural remedies are the best way to overcome these issues. A strong will and physical strength come from this placement. Enemies and competitors will be defeated. Natives will also be prone to devious and deceitful actions. Regarding marriage, it’s likely that the partner will be spiritual, or even ascetic. Due to the mundane benefits brought by Rahu, extraordinary levels of beauty are often possessed by these natives.

UCHCHA (exalted)-Regarding Rahu and Ketu. the only placements agreed upon by scriptures and astrologers are Mercury’s signs-Gemini and Virgo. Either node flourishes in both signs. If Rahu is in Gemini or Virgo in the 1st house (or stationary direct or in forward motion). the person will be honored or famous. He will be a very strong personality and a leader in his field. He easily gets the better of his competitors. He will be both wealthy and spiritual. He will have a handsome or prominant appearance and be Intelligent. Married life will suffer in the same way as described above.

Exalted: It is widely accepted by astrologers that both nodes do well in the signs of Mercury, Gemini and Virgo. When in either Gemini or Virgo in the 1st house, Rahu brings the native honor and fame. A strong personality is seen, and they will be a leader in whatever they do. These natives overcome their competition with ease, and enjoy both wealth and spiritual advancements. His or her will be good looking and may stand out for their looks. Additionally, these people are intelligent. However, their married life won’t be so good for the reasons motioned above.

NEECHA-There is no agreed-upon fallen position for Rahu. However, it is poorly placed in Cancer and Leo, since it is an enemy of the Sun and Moon. In either of these signs, the negative effects already mentioned above may be heightened.

Debilitated: Astrologers do not agree on a debilitated position for Rahu. However, negative results are seen in both Leo and Cancer, because these are ruled by Rahu’s enemies, Sun and Moon. In both of these placements the already motioned negative results are enhanced.

Rahu gives its full effects in the 42nd year. Unless it is well placed or well inspected, there may be health problems or difficulties in married life at that time. There may also be changes in one’s position or status.

At the age of 42 we feel the full effect of Rahu. If Rahu is poorly placed, this year can bring us a change in status or position, difficulties in marriage, and health problems.

Ketu – The South Node in the 1st House

image of chart, 1st house highlighted, image of Ketu in it

This position brings many ups and downs in the married life. Domestic peace will be hard to come by. The native’s spouse will be dominating and manipulative. Overall, these people possess an ascetic, intuitive, and spiritual nature, with a powerful ability to discriminate. Their interests will lead them towards enlightenment and occult subjects. The body will be weak and health problems will arise. These natives could fall victim to food poisoning. It’s seen that these people are shy and go unnoticed by others. Weak morals are seen, so these natives are prone to deceiving others. A multi-faceted, changeable nature is seen.

Exalted: When placed in the sign of Virgo or Gemini in the 1st house, Ketu makes the native psychic. He or she will be ascetic, adaptable, flexible, non-attached, spiritual, and walk on the path of enlightenment. A profound discriminatory ability and intelligence is seen in these people. This placement gives a piercing ability to see through superficial appearances. This placement brings a respectable reputation, but the native won’t care for such worldly matters. Married life will still be challenging as mentioned above.

Debilitated, or fallen: Astrologers don’t agree on Ketu’s debilitation point. However, Ketu brings difficulty in the signs of Cancer and Leo. Both of these signs enhance the negative effects mentioned above.

At the age of 48 Ketu’s full effects are felt. During this year issues regarding health or marriage are likely to occur. This time can also bring the native to a higher spiritual state with less attachment from the world. Pronounced spiritual, mystical, or psychic phenomenon can be experienced during this year.