Astrology | Houses
1-Introduction to Houses-1
Our Prithvi is round. And a round shaped figure has 360 degree. Our whole system is divided into 12 Raashi (Signs), when they are written on a paper they are called Houses. Thus each Raashi is assigned a House, and this Raashi or House is 30 degrees wide. There are several systems to draw the diagram of this - North Indian, South Indian, Western etc, the following diagram is according to North Indian system.
The numbers assigned to these 12 divisions are fixed. The following is a North Indian Chart. The Houses are counted anti-clockwise.
if we take House No 1 as the
Raashi (Sign) and fix No 1 House with Sign Mesh then all Houses will look like this
Names of Houses
1. Kendra (Angular or Cardinal) Houses = 1, 4, 7, 10
Weakest, Malefic, Moksh, Maarak, Baadhak, or Dusthaan House (6th, 8th, 12th Houses)
Whereas Sign Lord may be functional benefic or functional malefic as per their placements (because a Sign Lord, for example the Mars, the Lord of Scorpio Sign) can sit in any House - 1st, 2nd or 3rd which may or may not have Scorpio Sign in it. This kind of relationship provides depth for understanding Jyotish in better perspective.
For Virgo Ascendant, it is
correct that Aries is 8th Jupiter. whereas he Lord of 4th house that is
of Dhanu . as well as 7th House Meen both have Jupiter's lordship. As Dev
Guru, he is the Kaarak for many aspects of life, so he is a benefic. In
8th House he is functionally Malefic.
1st House = Destiny
Created and Maintained by Sushma Gupta
Created on 05/18/2008 and Updated on 09/04/2012