Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sixth House

The Sixth house rules enemy, accidents, disease, mental afflictions, mother's brother, stepmother, co-wife, litigation and misfortunes.

The sixth house is one of the Trik houses. Sixth, eighth and twelfth houses are known as trik houses not considered auspicious in Vedic Astrology. They also influence the auspiciousness of the planets, and house lords which form a relationship with these houses.

It is the house of diseases, loans and services. The enemies of the person are also analyzed through this house. This house is also included in the Upchaya houses.

It is one of the Arth houses(second, sixth and tenth house). The aspect of Jupiter on this house does not create any scarcity of money for a person.


The Sixth House describes the general health of the native, and the type of sickness to which he is prone. It also indicates enemies, diet, nutrition, hygiene, health care, sickness, opposition, disputes, legal cases, loss, accident, stamina to fight back, success in competition, difficulties, struggle, maternal uncle, service, contract, domestic pets and body part: waist, loans, divorce, split in marriage, marital disharmony, conflicts (wars in olden days), service (only rendering service under an employer and not business or profession.

Daily Activities

It also determines the conditions with which the daily work is carried out, of life: what will I wear today? Do I need a haircut? These simple matters keep our engines humming and enable us to do the more important work of our choosing, even though this normally is shown by the Tenth House.

Its chief concern, however, is to elucidate the conditions surrounding the work or duty involved and the reaction where co-workers, employers or employees are concerned. The Zodiacal Sign actually on the cusp of the Sixth House will show the degree of physical strength or weakness and the ailments to which the individual will be susceptible.

How you take responsibility for your own health & fitness: diet, exercise, health care, stress management, sleep habits, medical check-ups; how you care for the health & fitness of others: health-care work, therapy, nutrition counseling, fitness training, nursing, pharmacy. The sixth house in the natural Zodiac is ruled by the sign Virgo and the Planet mercury.

Even today, your work is sure to affect your health and well-being, so keep this in mind when examining your horoscope. Below, though, I focus on the work itself. Health issues related to different professions are easy enough to foresee.


The 6th House governs your work, what you do for a living. It doesn't exactly deal with the social situation at work or your career, because these things belong to the 10th House. The 6th is about what you work with, what it is you do, and how that works out for you.

The sixth house indicates the quality of SERVICE you give to others as well as the quality of service they give to you, so this house rules, by extension, servants of all sorts.

The sixth house is our office -- it's where we go to take care of business on a daily basis, and in the sixth house, we find all the routines and activities that we have to do on a daily basis in order to maintain an existence on the physical plane. The sixth house is a cadent house, and here we are concerned with learning about the material world.

The sixth house, is associated with health and one's capacity for work and service. General working conditions, one's ability to obtain and hold a job, job efficiency, daily responsibilities (paid and unpaid), and those who work for or with you occupational hazards, and one's relationships with co-workers and employees are described by this house. Nowadays we can consider any job drawing salary from the employer under this category) and competitive examinations.

The state of the sixth house indicates your daily routine and the methods you use to get your work done. The cusp of this house describes the nature of your work and the general environment of your workplace. This house also rules people you employ, whether at home or at work.

The ability to serve others in health and through work is both valuable and fulfilling. how you serve others in a useful way: helping, working, waiting-on, attending, serving, using skills, teaching skills, craftsmanship, taking care of details, organizing; how you do your duties: everyday work routines, chores, job functions, responsibilities, using proper methods, being punctual, being organized, keeping schedules, working well, being efficient/competent/skillful, how you work or perform to make a living; how you "fix" things or make them more "perfect";

The person in a profession which requires manual or physical labor, such as a servant and a peon are analyzed through this house. The position of auspicious planets in this house makes the person affectionate and good at serving others.

So far as conditions of work are concerned, considered apart from the actual nature of the vocation that is followed, one has to make allowance for one of three factors, i.e., whether the individual under consideration is employed, is an employer, or carries out vocational activities on his or her own initiative. The Cardinal Signs on the cusp of the Sixth House give the strongest indication of the exercising of control over others. The Fixed Signs show the greater capacity for the actual carrying out of work or duties. Mutable signs demonstrate such in-between positions as Foreman or Shop-Steward. The Fire Signs will undoubtedly increase the natural enthusiasm for the work being done.

In a Mundane Figure it enhances the public health and the laboring class including all involuntary services rendered by the people.

In a National Figure it favors any political party supporting Labor. In a Court of Law the deliberations of the jury and the Court records and reports are influenced by the Sixth House. In an organization the Sixth House affects the attitudes, efficiency and general conditions of the employees.

It is the house of duty, dedication, and maintenance. It is the door of knowledge gained through repetitive, mundane examination of data, and wisdom and compassion gained through service to others, whether rendered gladly or forced by karma. With a lot of planets in the sixth, work, health and dependability are issues.


The 6th house in a horoscope is referred to as the house of health. Maintaining good health is the ability to cope in the face of adversity, and this is seen from the 6th house. As human beings, we naturally have shortcomings. What will we do with them? How will we react in the face of personal crisis? Crises, illness and reversals of fortune are all part of our earthly trek. How we confront these situations and deal with the lessons they invariably teach us helps to define the person we become.

In traditional astrology this was (and still is, to many astrologers) the House of health, revealing illnesses and other ailments. The reason for this is simple: few things influence your health more than what you work with, day in and day out. This was particularly true up until the 19th century, since medicine was quite undeveloped until then. So was ergonomy, et cetera.

The other thing to look for here are conditions of health, the type of ailments to which you are prone.

Having planets in the sixth house doesn't indicate that we're going to have health problems, but may describe the types of things that we will have to do in order to prevent health problems. Virgo is the natural sign of the sixth house; Mercury is its natural ruler.

Planets in the sixth house reflect particular facets of these matters; for example, Moon in the sixth house indicates vulnerability to a continuing variety of medical complaints, especially stomach or digestive disorders. The ailments of these individuals are usually not major threats but can disrupt their work and routine schedules. They are apt to operate a business from their home, or seek jobs related to homes, food, family life, women, or children.

They develop mothering instincts and other strong emotional identification toward those who work for or with them. They may work better with women than with men. Work habits may be inconsistent as is their ability to stay in jobs. Their general health and psychological outlook are strongly affected by their work, and when the work environment or responsibilities are upsetting for some reason, inefficiency and absences are the result.

If Saturn is strong in this house, the person prefers to do a job rather than running a business. Saturn is the planet of job or service. When it is stable in the birth-chart, the person likes to do his work himself.

When Mars is malefic in the birth-chart and forms a relationship with its own sign in the Ascendant, the person may honestly serve in the police department or may make money through immoral acts in the department.

Relationship of Mars and Moon in this house may make the person a surgeon.

In fact, with regard to diseases, medical astrology has already developed as a separate field and tons of literature is available in the market on medical astrology. It is not possible to discuss entire medical astrology subject here, but some tips are given on diseases.

This house rules the conscious mind and the proactive measures we take to keep our bodies healthy. (Remember, the first house of the horoscope rules health in terms of overall energy level and vitality, so both have to be considered.) Diet, fitness, and exercise are covered in this sixth house, as are checkups and visits to the dentist.


The sixth house of horoscope represents the struggle-experience. The six house shows struggle, difficulties, opposition of various kinds, litigation and servitude. This house represents fear, difficulties, enemies, ill health, debt and fear of death. Essentially it is the house of difficulties.

Our fears may hold us back, but we can meet them head on and come out stronger on the other side, we may learn the valuable lesson of service or what our life’s work should be. Work and service are central to the sixth house. The focus here is on employment (employers and employee), training, those who serve us (along with those we serve) and those who depend on us. Keeping ourselves strong throughout these efforts is also important here, which is why this house further focuses on health (good and bad), diet, fitness and hygiene.

Essential to the work, we do in life is the work; we do on our self duty, responsibility and personal growth all contribute to the creation of a fully-realized being. We work for others as well as for ourselves; we are at service to those who need us, including our own being. There will be times when crises of health or faith will stand in the way of our best self. At those times, we must endeavor to heal ourselves so that we can return to the work of realizing our sum potential, of serving our world.


The Sixth House represents enemies and wounds. This is an important house as enemies can destroy our mental peace. Even though philosophically the Adversary is an active collaborator and is the builder of the strength in man, practically he can make us cry with his machinations. Hence a powerful Sixth lord is called for; if the sixth house is weak or aspected by malefics, we are bound to suffer.


This house is the house of loan. Sometimes the person takes loans to fulfill his work responsibilities or to expand his business. This house helps analyze when will the person get his loan or will he be easily able to sanction his loan or not. If an auspicious planet is located in this house, the person may not face any obstacles in getting his loan.

If the lord of this house is affected by the malefic influence, the person may get health problems.


The sixth house rules pets and domestic animals; (as well as insects, vermin, and pests in general, including your tiresome neighbor). It is connected with animal husbandry.

Small animals, pets and domesticated beasts in general are ruled, though riding beasts such as horses, oxen and elephants are governed by the 12th. The healing professions and the military are two more subjects governed by this house.

Signs in the Sixth House

When the violent signs(1, 2, 8, 11 signs) are located in the sixth house or more than one planet are placed together in the nearest degrees, the person may get terminated from his job.

When Ketu and Saturn are located together in the nearest degrees in the sixth house then the person may face problem in retaining the job. According to some astrologers, Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu create problems for the person at work. Moon in this house may make the person harsh in nature but he may not get easily influenced by anyone and has control on himself. The strength of Moon is also important to analyze while assessing the auspiciousness of Moon.

If the sixth house falls in an auspicious sign (rasi) and the bhava is associated with or aspected by benefic planet unfavorable results signified by the Sixth bhava should not be expected. Contrary results may happen when the Sixth house falls in an inauspicious sign conjoined with or aspected by an unfavorable planet.

Inauspicious Planet in the Sixth House

If inauspicious planets are located in the sixth house, the person may face obstacles at the professional front. If Moon or Venus is present in this house, the person may work in the areas related to hospitals or hotels.

This house is the house of hospitals. The malefic Sun or Rahu may make the person a surgeon. Position of Moon in the debilitated sign increases the auspiciousness of the yoga created for the profession related to medical fields in the person’s birth chart. Relationship of Moon with sixth house may give the person opportunity to serve in police or army. When this house forms a relationship with Saturn, the person gets success in the field of Judiciary.

If the 6th lord associates with or is aspected by a malefic and is situated in lagna the person will suffer from boils, if the 6th lord aspected by or conjoined with malefics is situated in the 5th house his son will suffer from boils, if such an afflicted 6th lord is posited in 4th the mother will suffer from boils etc. If the three weak malefic planets are posited in the 6th or 8th place or these two bhavas are aspected by three weak malefics the native remains sickly since his birth and all along suffers due to monetary loss. He is mentally troubled owing to activities of enemies.

On the other hand if powerful Budha, Vrihaspathi, Sukra and favorable Chandra are situated in the 6th place the native's granary will be full of grain and cereals and the treasury also will never be empty. If Ravi associated with a friendly planet and benefic planet is placed in the 6th the native's enemies will be vanquished. If Ravi associated with a malefic and unfriendly planet is situated in the 6th house the person is always troubled by enemies. Weak and malefic Chandra in the 6th is the cause of suffering due to attack of various diseases. The debilitated Mangal in the 6th house causes danger to life and the native sustains monetary loss.

A retrograde Vrihaspathi being in the 6th place when posited in an enemy house gives the native awful troubles due to activities of an enemy or enemies. If the 6th lord being in the 6th is associated with Sani and Rahu the native also suffers much due to activities of enemies.

There is danger from fire or chance of loss of money due to activities of thieves if the 6th lord is combined with Sani and Mangal. If afflicted Ravi is placed in the 6th house the person suffers from headache, any disease due to poison, heart trouble, gastritis or any other disease due to defective secretion of biles.

The best Yoga for the destruction of enemies is Jupiter in the Ascendant & the North Node in the sixth. This is also known as Ashta Lakshmi Yoga. This Yoga will wipe out enemies.

To determine the strength and the results of the 6th house we have to determine the ascendant and the lord of the 6th house. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Fifth House

The fifth house denotes intellect, talent, devotion to God, royal favor, secret counsel, education and learning, wisdom and children. The fifth place is primarily termed as place concerning children ( Putrasthana). The Karaka planet is Vrihaspathi. But while giving judgment about children the fifth place from Chandra, Vrhaspathi and the 9th house are to be examined carefully.

Children are indicated by the 5th bhava in the horoscope. A son is called as putra in Sanskrit.Those who die without bearing a son are destined to go to PUTA namak Hell . All the ancestors of that tree fall in the hell named Puta. Since a son protects[rakshati] his ancestors from the Puta hell ,that means he does ["ra"ksha ] from ["put"a] hence he is known as “putra”

Children as a source of pleasure are also important in the Fifth House. This brings us back to creativity, since through our children we create an extension of ourselves and then watch it grow. Giving our children all the good we had (and have), and then some, is certainly a pleasurable pursuit. How will this manifest itself? What form of pleasure and emotional release is best for our children? Music, dance, theater, art, science, literature -- these fancies are for them and for us. Play for the purpose of emotional enrichment and pure pleasure is what the Fifth House is all about.

One may get children from those planets as well as the 5th and 9th lords during their dasa and antardasas. If the 5th or 7th place from lagna or Chandra is occupied or aspected by or conjoined with benefic planets good results may be predicted about son and wife both, on the other hand if those places or their lords become malefic due to aspect of or conjunction with unfavorable planets we can not expect any good result about children and wife.

Fifth house is the Puthra sthana (house indicating children) for a male and any malefic planets in this fifth house creates Puthra Dosha (imperfection in child birth) to the native. For a female both the fifth and ninth house in the horoscope are to be analyzed for the child birth. Usually ninth house is called as Puthra Sthana for women but still, fifth house indicates the nature of womb (ovary) and conception. Any malefic in 5th or ninth house in the horoscope of female creates some problem in child birth.

If suspicion be of twins, and you find, upon that question, the ascending sign be double-bodied, and a fortune therein, or the same of the 5th house, and ☉ and ☽ be in double-bodied signs, and the lords of the ascendant and 5th be the same, you may judge twins. But unless all, or nearly all, these testimonies concur, it is not safe so to judge.


If suspicion be of twins, and you find, upon that question, the ascending sign be double-bodied, and a fortune therein, or the same of the 5th house, and ☉ and be in double-bodied signs, and the lords of the ascendant and 5th be the same, you may judge twins. But unless all, or nearly all, these testimonies concur, it is not safe so to judge.


According to this system the sub-lord of 5th cusp in any manner signified to 2,5, and 11 th house, then there is child birth, unless not in barren signs. Similarly 5th cusp sub-lord in any manner signifying 2,5 and 11 placed in double bodied signs ( not in barren signs ) then the native is promised, twin births, but the female chart too must contain or support such a combination.
A strong fifth house can produce statesmen and politicians as well as athletes, educational and spiritual leaders, and fine artists. The correlation of politics, art and theatre explains why actors can become successful politicians and why politicians possess the skills of actors, for they need dramatic art to hold the public’s interest through an ability to entertain, interest, or excite and incite.
Rahu in 5th house delays child birth and in most of the cases they suffer abortion if any malefic like mars or Saturn aspects Rahu. They beget only female children. If ketu is posited in 5th house, they suffer childlessness for a very long period and they may beget a male child long after 8 years of marriage. If moon or mars is posited in fifth house they beget more female children. If Saturn is posited in 5th house, they may go in for adopted child. For a perfect analysis of progeny, Rasi chart and Sapthamsa chart of both the husband and wife should be analyzed and this cannot be explained here in detail.

It is always good if no planet occupies 5th house (puthra sthana). Even benefic planet like Jupiter in 5th house creates dosha. 5th house is also called as poorva punya sthana. Hence any malefic planet in 5th house indicates the curse we’ve got from our past lives.

It is the house of children, for it indicates our desire to replicate ourselves, either biologically or creatively. It includes offspring and pets, especially those trained to perform for amusement or for sport.

Romantic love, courtship, sexual love as a vehicle for creative self-expression, idealized relationships, very close friends with whom we share our ideals and playful joie de vivre are included here, as are the activities of gambling, taking chances, speculation and investment. The fifth has an affinity with the stock market as well as the racetrack.

The values you impart to your children, lessons you give them, and their rearing. It even rules in part, your childhood.

The 5th house rules entertainment, gambling, games, luck, prizes, inner joy and happiness, affection, performing, popularity, fame, and heroes. Everything you love to do, and that gives you personal pride, and pleasure is a 5th house matter. That special love you feel for your children and your lover are ruled by the 5th house.

Hobbies and your special talents, where your creativity flows are all 5th house ruled! Who you are attracted to, when you will start dating someone, your love affairs and the type of person you are attracted to.It's what you love, what you love to do and More! prosperity and good past life karma are stored in this house.

Your ability to deal with and your reactions to tragic events in your life are also 5th house issues. Deal with your tragedies and prosperity and luck follow as they walk hand in hand. Want to know more? Any planets in a house strengthen or weaken it. Making it more or less significant according to your birthday and your particular natal birth chart

Also, fifth house indicates ancestral assets, love affair, luck in speculation, personal mantra favorable deity etc. weak fifth house and malefic in fifth house spoils the ancestral assets. They also face failures in love affairs. They should also avoid involving in speculation which might put them in to disappointments. Planet in fifth house indicates the type of mantra one would choose to chant and attain perfection (mantra siddhi).

The fifth house can be considered the playing field and the playground. It includes games — the game of life, fun, play, and sports — as fundamental ways of socializing and channeling potentially aggressive urges into a joyous, pleasurable way of interacting with others. It shows hobbies and favorite recreational activities. The fifth house rules the theater and entertainment in general.

Self-expression is the essence of the fifth house. The ability to let loose and play with the enthusiasm, creativity and the freedom of a child is the fifth house in its truest form. It is the first relationship house and so the ego and personality that were developed in the personal houses are presented to others through relationships in the fifth house. Much of this self-expression is experienced through romantic relationships and through having and raising children. Even when the self-expression is carried out alone through creating art, for example, it is at some point noticed or presented to others and their reaction to it becomes a part of the experience.

Part of the courage needed for full self-expression in art or play is the ability to be criticized by others when what is created isn't accepted by them. Overcoming this risk of criticism and creating anyway in a way that is personally sincere is the challange of the fifth house. In this way, the fifth house acts as a mirror to the chart holder. Every experience is reflected back through other people which enables the chart holder to grow and develop. The ability to fully experience fun comes from a person's ability to know and accept themselves and how they affect others. A person who has difficulty experiencing fun can look to their fifth house and see what planets, signs and aspects show about their ability to express the "real them" and relate the "real them" to other people.

In Hindu astrology, the fifth has spiritual significance. It shows specific credit from past-life efforts, which are destined to appear in this lifetime, called poorvapunya. Nearly all world-famous individuals have a powerful fifth house. This house plays a major role in the lives of great saints and religious leaders, for it rules morals, mantras, higher learning, divine wisdom and spiritual techniques.

From a spiritual standpoint, the fifth house is the door through which the Divine Will enters our life when and if we are willing to open ourselves to it. The ego may refuse to answer the call, until, at last, we have learned sincerely to repeat the affirmation, “Thy will be done.“ Then love, joy and creative inspiration flow effortlessly into our lives and through every fiber of our being.

It is considered to be one of the major indicators of one’s life purpose, and the spiritual responsibility connected with this particular incarnation. In a sense, it shows the birthright. A person with a strong fifth house often has a sense of his destiny from an early age.

In esoteric Western astrology, it is the house of the expression of the spiritual will, the Will of God. It represents where and how we begin to actualize the higher self. It shows how we can best express the desire to manifest the spiritual life and consciousness and the activities that stimulate and strengthen the will.

Planets transiting the fifth may bring opportunities for education, romance, and taking up new spiritual studies, new hobbies and creative activities, including the birth of a child.

In synastry, the planets the partner brings to our fifth house may indicate past-life credit owed by them to us or vice versa. For example, a man’s Jupiter coming to his partner’s fifth, may indicate he was married to her before, and happily so, or he was her teacher in spiritual matters. If she, in turn, brings her Jupiter to his fifth, we might say they deserved each other on the basis of past merit. On the other hand, if the planet is Saturn, it might be the chance of many lifetimes to pay off an old and heavy debt through a romantic relationship or a deep friendship, for we have serious lessons to learn about the right use of love and will.

The sign on the cusp of the fifth house and the placement of its ruler shows our vision of creativity and how we express love and choose close friendships. Planets in the fifth house add energy and urgency to creative activities and indicate the artistic talents we have.

Fourth House

The Fourth House is the most private part of the chart. Depending on the house system used, the Immum Coeli (IC), the angle opposite the Midheaven (MC) is contained in the Fourth House, and is frequently also the cusp of the Fourth House.

The Sun is on the IC at midnight (not at 12:00 am, but at the half-way point between sunset and sunrise). This is as dark as it gets. When we’re in the Fourth House, no one can see us; we are completely hidden from the outside world.

The Fourth House generally begins at the lowest point in the chart. If we could look below it, we would be looking off the chart somewhere into the past. This is to do with our roots and origins. What family did we come from, who were our grandparents and ancestors. What have been the issues in our family over the years, what is the family history we are inheriting ?

The 4th house is naturally associated with the sign of Cancer and its ruling planet, the Moon. In the 3rd house we are concerned with communicating with our immediate environment, this leads, in the 4th, to the need to establish a private domain to which we can retreat from the world.

The 4th house represents our roots, both psychological and material. In the psychological sense it is our early family and cultural conditioning, which gives us a sense of belonging, and produces deep inner feelings and habit patterns.

The Fourth House is an Angular House, and is therefore concerned with the question of Identity. The Fourth House is also a “Water House” and is therefore associated with emotional and soul connections.

It is more immediately about our current family, about our Mother and Father about the environment we grew up. Specifically it relates to our Mother. For the child we have been following through the houses, it is how he sees his family around him, what sort of warmth there is in the home, where he lives and whether he feels safe and nurtured there.

Planets in the Fourth House show us how we relate to our family and home and origins. With many planets in the Fourth House much of a persons focus will be taken up with home and family. They may need to isolate themselves away from the Public world to gain strength and remember their roots. They may also have many issues that need resolving in the sphere of the family.

With Jupiter in the Fourth House a person may have or be part of a big family. There is a hint of joy and life about this placement. There is likely to be a lot of emotion and expression and life in this family. With Saturn in the Fourth however the person's family background is likely to have been cold and austere and lacking in love. A person may have been an only child or have had to take on a great deal or responsibility at an early age, possibly acting as a father or mother figure.

The Fourth House is naturally ruled by and parallels the sign of Cancer. It is a watery house and is concerned with the realm of feelings and emotion. Does the child have a tangible feeling off warmth or coldness in this house ? Is a person secure and safe and cared for or do they feel cold and abandoned or neglected ? This is also an indication of how we wish our home to ultimately be for us when we form our own families.

The 4th house signifies mother, education, mental condition, vehicles, house, general happiness, prosperity, property—particularly immovable property. In determining the student's merit in academic career 4th house and its lord play an important role though the disposition of the 5th and 10th lords should not be overlooked.

The Karakas of the 4th bhava are Vrhaspathi, Sukra and Budha of which Vrhaspathi stands for learning and wisdom, and Sukra and Budha for such education that helps the man enjoy material happiness. So, in considering the academic success of a native the Karaka planet's disposition also is to be taken into account.

If the lagnadhipathi is not well-fortified simply favorable disposition of Karaka planets and of the 4th lord cannot give brilliant result in respect of university education. (a) If the 4th lord is favorably posited either in the 4th or in any other favorable house and the favorable planets are situated in any dusthan the native shall not be altogether deprived of good result expected from the 4th house, though the good result will be lessened to some extent.

Modern astrology associates the Fourth House with the Mother, but in classical astrology, the Fourth House belonged to the Father. The Fourth House is associated with our past, with our families, and with our ancestors.

There is a paradox with the Fourth House: at the same time that it is the most private and personal point in the chart, it is also the point in the chart where we are the most connected on a soul level. This is where we can experience the deepest and most fundamental emotional connections: those with our parents, and those with our true soul.

The Fourth House is our foundation. In the Fourth House, we tap into our core strengths; we form our fundamental sense of self, which we then build on. We cannot achieve the success and recognition that we seek in the Tenth House without a strong foundation in the Fourth House.

If you have a number of planets in your Fourth House, this simply means that you will tend to encounter these planets and their associated processes as being fundamental to your identity, particularly to your emotional and soul identity. Your first experience of these planets was very probably through your parents, and until you learned to integrate these planets into your own sense of self, you very probably projected them onto one or both of your parents. In short, your experience of your parents is very closely tied to your experience of these planets. 

Learning how to master the planets in your Fourth House is essential if you are to create a stable foundation for your life. When you experience transits to or by these planets, you are likely to experience them as hitting close to home as it were. And finally, you may find that you do not tend to express these planets in obvious and extroverted ways, and that only those who are close to you emotionally (i.e. your family, close friends, romantic partners, etc.) may ever truly directly experience these facets of your personality.

In short, if you have a strong emphasis on your Natal Fourth House, one of your lessons in this lifetime may have to do with building a strong foundation for yourself.

The 4th house in any birth chart has various significations such as house, vehicles, peace of mind, mother etc. Generally most astrologers look at the 4th house with a view to deciphering whether the native will be blessed with comforts and vehicles. A significant aspect of 4th house is attributable to mental peace and inner purity. Generally 6th lord in 4 goes under the name "Kapata Yoga" or yoga for becoming a thief. It generally refers to lack of cohesion in thought, word and deed. Malefics in 4 or aspecting the 4th house make a person deceitful in all dealings and this in turn deprives the native of peace of mind.

Mental stress is caused if the 4th house is aspected by malefics. In medical astrology malefics in 4 can lead to cardiac problems.

To understand the full features of 4th house we need to look at Moon, Mars and Mercury. Moon is the karaka for mother. So Moon and the 4th lord both afflicted lead to deprivation of maternal happiness. The greatest source of joy and comfort in this world is a loving mother. There is a saying that when a person is born, God also designates a "Guardian Angel" to look after that person. We know that a loving mother is the physical equivalent of that Guardian Angel. 

When Moon is afflicted, one's mother will not be of any help to the native. So that could be one causative factor for mental anguish. According to Dr. B.V. Raman, "Insanity or madness will not be present unless the Moon and Mercury are involved in heavy afflictions". This is because Moon rules the mind and Mercury rules certain emotions like sense of humour.

Mars is "Bhoomi Karaka", if Mars is afflicted in the 4th, one will be bereft of happiness and also property related dealings will suffer.

To conclude, one will be blessed with peace of mind, happiness and comforts if the 4th house and 4th lord are free of any blamish of any sort. Benefics such as Jupiter or Venus aspecting the 4th house would also give a person, cheerfulness, joy and enthusiasm.Today most doctors all over the world assess a person's state of mind before writing out a prescription.Stress is now considered as a serious causative factor in many psychosomatic disorders.So all afflictions to the 4th need to be reckoned before diagnosis of such disorders is made.

The 4th house together with the opposite house, the 10th, is connected with our experience of our parents. In the material sense it is our own home, from which we go out to meet the world and to which we can retreat to rest and recuperate. As well as representing our early home environment, this house is also connected with the conditions surrounding us during the second half of life.

The opposite House to the Fourth is the Tenth. This is to do with being out in the world and showing our public face, quite the opposite of the insular Fourth House.

The Fourth House is related to beginnings and endings. The Eighth House is said to be the “house of death” but truly the Eighth House only represents the manner of death; the actual death is seen in the Fourth House.

Third House

Courage, Firmness, Bad Thoughts, Breast, Ear (especially right ear ), Prowess, Younger Brother or Sister, Heroism, and Mental Strength.

This house rules one’s mental inclination and ability, memory and the inherent properties of the mind and intellect. The third house indicates inclination to study and the ninth house stands for higher education, research, wisdom and Philosophical tendencies.

The third house rules brothers, sisters and relatives in general. It signifies medicine, food specially fruits, courage, throat, ears, father's death.

While judging the third house the following factors should be looked into viz.,

(a)   The strength or otherwise of the bhava and its lord,                                                                    
(b)   Planets occupying the bhava,                                                                                                        
(c)   Natural indicator of the third bhava. 

Besides, general rules to assess the merit or demerit of a bhava or its lord are to be applied which will help the readers arrive at a correct decision. Third house denotes exclusively brothers and sisters. So, we look at brothers and sisters first and subsequently other matters are taken into consideration. If the third house is occupied by very malefic planets or the lord of the third house or the Karaka planet (viz., Mangal) is associated with very unfavorable planet the native loses his brother or sister in his/her childhood.

The third house rules your mind and intellect. It reveals how you approach and analyze problems, and how you perceive information. Basically, it drives your overall learning and communicative processes. For example, this house administers skills in writing, editing, speaking, thinking, reading, and conducting research. It covers your ability and desire to learn, and brings study opportunities your way. Under the influence of this house, someone would decide to learn languages or become a teacher. Other endeavors covered here are the drafting of contracts and agreements, presentation of ideas and proposals, and commerce, including sales, marketing, public relations and self-promotion.

The Third House is commonly referred to as the House of Communication. In this house, much of the communication is going on between the individual and those he or she holds close: brothers and sisters, as well as neighbors. While communication here can be both written and verbal, it also has a conscious quality to it. Think about kindred spirits and mental connections. This serves to highlight the role of intelligence within the Third House.

It rules over a person’s communication and correspondence, short journeys, younger brother or sister, cousins, and neighbors, courage, heroism valor, thoughts, mental strength, inclination and ability, memory and the inherent propensities of the mind and intellect.

The third house is the house of all types of communication, correspondence and information exchange that a person is engaged in by talking, letters, fax, email, television, radio, news, media, phone etc.

It also governs short travel, inland journeys such as travel by cycle, bus, boat, rail and short air travel. It governs younger siblings, all cousins and even neighbors. The third house also governs change of residence.

It deals with the close environment (siblings, colleagues, schoolmates), primary and secondary education, apprenticeship. It also describes short trips, transportation, modern means of communication and all practical things.

This house covers your neighborhood, short-distance trips, and all means of local transportation and shipping.

The parts of the body ruled by the third house are vocal chords, speech, fingers, arms and fingers, hands, shoulder blade, lungs, ears (generally 3rd house rules the right ear and the 11th house rules the left ear) collar bone, respiratory and the nervous system.

As per Mundane or State or Political Astrology, the third house signifies neighboring countries and treaties with them. It rules over transportation and all the means of transit whether it is by land air or water, and the communication system like postal, telegraph, radio, telephone, television and all the media. It also represents libraries and public education generally. It governs all the matters signified by communications, information technology, broadcasting, transport, highways, railways and tourism ministry.

The third house horoscope also indicates physical actions, and transportation, especially within your immediate environment. To a certain extent the third house also describes the job or health of your mother.

The third house, bhratri or ‘brother’, is the house of younger siblings. It also relates to our friends and close companions. The third house is also parakram, which means courage. It reflects our survival skills as the new soul continues its evolution. It relates to our ability to assert ourselves, and communicate effectively in the expanding environment we attract either as younger brothers and sisters arrive on the scene, or we develop relationships with our peers. At this point in our evolution, we may have little or no choice about whether others like or dislike us. If someone dislikes us, we can either endure it or learn to develop the skills to change their perception by establishing a point of contact with them. Through these relationships, we can begin to acquire the attributes of parakram, courage. Additionally, our instinct to care for and protect younger siblings or companions may be awakened.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Second House

The second house of the horoscope specifies about the wealth, family, treasure, eye, the face of a male, voice, pleasant appearance and complexion, pearls, silver etc. and helps us to contemplate on these matters.

The second house is called Dhana bhava or the house of wealth. The other objects that concern this house are family (it is also called Kutumba bhava), treasury, eyes, face, speech, selling and buying, gold, pearls, silver etc.

The second house of the horoscope is also called 'Dhanesh' (lord of wealth). If an auspicious planet is combined with the Dhanesh and is present in the second house of the horoscope, it gives benefits in the things connected with wealth.

The 2nd house represents the personal assets of a person. It is analyzed by checking the impact of the planets in the second house and their aspects, the lord of the second house and the sign on the cusp of the second house.

The 2nd house is the most specific regarding the resources that the soul has at its disposal for this particular journey on Earth. Thus we first evaluate the 'health' of the 2nd house to determine general prosperity. Conditions for a healthy 2nd house include having 'good' planets, especially Jupiter or Venus, either in or influencing the 2nd house, and having the lord of the house (the planet that rules the zodiacal sign located in the 2nd house) in a strong and beneficial placement, such as being placed in one of the power houses (the 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th), in a favorable sign, and/or associated with one of the benefic planets.

Parts of the Body

Throat and the ears are the main parts of the body signified by the second house. It generally rules the organs like nose, throat, mouth, tongue, teeth and eyes, especially the right one), facial bones, upper neck and its bones, gullet, larynx, cerebellum, trachea, cervical region and cervical bones, tonsils, etc. Implication of poor digestion, disorders of speech, throat, cervical, gums, eyes, teeth, etc., and diseases mainly arising out of a weak venous system shows a weak second house in your natal chart.

Wealth, Food, Right Eye, Face, Eye, Document, Speech, Family, Auspicious, Happy end, and property.  


The Second House is commonly referred to as the House of Possessions. Using our possessions, including material goods, to maximum advantage is also within the realm of the Second House.

Our possessions should enhance our lives and those of others, and foster a general sense of well-being. This brings forth the concept of value, which is key to the Second House. What do we value, both tangibly and intangibly? While this speaks to that which we own, it's not limited simply to tangible things.

Why do we value it? Who do we value? What do we really own? What do we want to own? Why? We own our feelings and emotions, as well as our inner selves, abilities, needs and wants. When we own up to something, we are in fact claiming ownership of our greatest possession, our self. Our effective resolution of these questions is a large part of what the Second House is all about.

Specific possessions covered by the Second House include earned income and our ability to influence it, investments and moveable property (cars, clothing, jewelry and the like). Debt is also part of the equation here, since we own the responsibility to pay our bills. How we view money, the acquisition of wealth (and debt), financial reversals, savings, budgeting and financial status are all ruled by the Second House.

For those of us who believe that money will set us free, it's interesting to note that this maxim finds a home in the Second House. Personal freedoms as established by financial capability and sensibility are addressed within this house. To a great extent, our possessions and what we do with them help to define us as viable human beings. Taking it a step further, will these material goods help us gain social standing, recognition, friendship and love? Used properly, they very well might. Therefore, the goal implicit in one's possessions could be defined as the ability to use those possessions honestly and to our best advantage and for the greater good. If our possessions work for us and those around us, what more could we ask? Well, one more question does come to mind: what goes around comes around? Sounds about right!

The Second Bhava called Dhana sthana, deals with money matters, one's deposits, income tax, customs, computers, represents your wealth, speech, family, face, right eye, mouth and the food you eat, charity and death, education, manner and source of death, self-acquisition and optimism.

The Second House is also known as Dhana Bhava and represents finances,bank balances,gold and precious metals,gemstones,family,longevity of wife,speech,food,clothes and death of native.It also represents the face and right eye from the physical perspective. Houses are also known as Bhavas in jyotisha.Bhava means feeling and in short it represents what kind of feelings the native will have towards a particualr area of life denoted by the particular house of bhava. Since the third bhava is responsible for the longevity and vitality of the native, the 2nd house being the 12th to the 3rd house , denotes the loss of longevity and thus directly influences the death of the native.

Other points decided by the 2nd house of astrological birth chart are Money matters, fortune, profit, gain or loss, one's power and resources, worldly attainments and possession of extrinsic value, jewellery, precious stones, bonds, securities and shares, speech, vision, right eye, memory, imagination, nails, tongue, nose, teeth, chin, family members. This is also a maraka sthana. Many a learned are of the opinion that education is also a signification of this house etc.

The second house is signified by money as well as financial matters and indicates the financial circumstances or fortune, gain or profit. The financial prosperity or otherwise of the native is also indicated. This is the house that governs the well being of the native so that they can lead a happy life together. The native of the second house is communicative and this is the reason why they can do well in jobs that are related to communication with others.


Money, speech, physical enjoyment through the senses, close friends are all related to the second house. They are an expression of what we value the most.

The body part associated with the Second house is the face, the sense organs and in particular the mouth. What goes into our mouth and what comes out of our mouth is directly correlated to our level of self-esteem. For instance, our diet generally improves as our sense of self-worth improves. We realize we get so much more out of life and can contribute so much more when our diet and routines improve. Also, we realize what comes out of our mouth, our words, have the potential to add value and meaning to our life and to the lives of others.

The 2nd house shows one’s preference in food. The planets influencing it may decide one’s favourite taste. In addition, one should avoid the tastes of the planets that are likely bringing disease. Suppose one is running a dasa or antardasa of a sign containing Moon as per dasa (a dasa that shows suffering). Then some suffering related to Moon is possible. Moon can give problems related to blood pressure as he governs blood. So eating too much salty food during such a period may result in high blood pressure.

Right eye

The second house is said to represent vision or the observational power of the individual, eye (especially the right eye), memory and imagination. Other than these, the second house also governs the Right side body parts, right eye, shoulders, reproductive organs, speech, eye sight, face, nose, tongue, teeth, chin and cheeks. The influence of the evil planets in the second house may cause moles, or scars in these regions of the body.


The second house has governance over the face and in particular the teeth and eyes and will therefore forewarn of difficulties in these areas. The person may have continuing disputes or troubles emotionally and financially in married life and depending on the strength of Venus could choose not to marry at all. As the sixth house rules debts and the second, income, the person may not be able to save money and in the extreme case may rely on others in a subsistent type of life


The second house represents your documents, bonds, promissory notes, mortgages, shares, securities, and other negotiable assets. In short, all that is acquired by your own resources comes under the controls of this house.

Also wealth, death, speech, family, vision, education, learning, right eye, self-acquisition, face, material welfare, second marriage, teacher, lawyers, bankers, bonds, security, stock & shares, friends, documents, mortgages, negotiable & changeable assets, bank balance, gold, silver, ruby, pearls, money matters, acquisition by self, effort, worldly attainments, comes under the influence of second house.


One of the important influences of the second house is that it allows the native to express his thoughts well. The house rules the element of ‘vak’, which means that it allows the native to speak well. If the ketu was in the second house, in a mute sign like Cancer or karkata, Scorpio or vrischik, or Pisces or meena, the native may be dumb. In the nativity, if the Mangala or Mars occupies the second house occupying the good aspects of Mercury or Jupiter, the native may be adept in good conversation. The presence of the moon in the second house in the positive aspect of Mars, the speech of the native will be clear.


Our family and close personal friends are second house people, those closest to us. These people also affirm our values and are a reflection of them. As our values change, evolve and sometimes outgrow the values of our past, blood family members may fall by the wayside and an alternative family grows – one we have chosen in this lifetime.

The second house is the house of the family, our connection to the family, how we felt growing up and how we feel in the current family environment. It is also the house of wealth and happiness, one's root happiness or emotional outlook. It shows the nature of the personal emotions one developed growing up. It also indicates the mouth, what goes into the mouth - the intake of food and other substances, and what comes out of the mouth - speech and the mechanics of verbal communication.

2nd house reveals the financial affairs of the family to some extent. It reveals the support the native would get from his relatives. It also informs us about the relationships of an individual with his closed one’s emphasizing on family members and siblings.

The second house should be investigated in order to ascertain whether the native will protect others or if he will engage in losses. With the presence of the malefic, the native may not be in good terms with his parents.

Individual Ability

It tells up about the capability and potential of an individual to win over others. 2nd house reveals the oratory sills of the person. A very strong second house will provide oratory skills like Mr. Atal bihari bajpai, Pt. Jawahar lal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi who could make thousands of listeners spell-bound by their oratory skills.

Second house of Astrological birth charts informs us about the nature of a native about his or being introvert or extrovert.

It reveals the whether the person will be a ruler or will be ruled by others. A strong 2nd house will make person king, minister, administrator, manager, higher officials in government or private organization.

It reveals the social status of a person due to his or her financial background.

It explores the personality of a person and the way he communicate and maintain relationships with the people. Communication skills are decided mainly by this house

2nd house reveals the art of eloquence of a person.

Second Marriage
The second house deals with matters pertaining to marriage. This is because the second house is 8th to the 7th representing the first wife. If the first wife expires, the native is likely to go for a second marriage. Although marriage is primarily the concern of the seventh house, the second house is referred to for ascertaining the time of the marriage, description of the partner and the status of the native’s married life.

RULE – 1: MORE THAN ONE marriage is indicated if the BOTH following two conditions are ARE simultaneously satisfied:

(i) The sub-lord of the 7th cusp OR its Starlord is deposited in a dual sign(gemini,virgo,pisces) 
OR if the sub-lord of the 7th cusp is Mercury/JUP and
(ii) The sub-lord of the 7th cusp is also a significator of either of the houses 2 or 11 or both.
If any of the above two conditions is not satisfied, then second marriage is denied.

RULE – 2: Second marriage is indicated if the sub-lord of the 2nd cusp is also a significator of either of the houses 7 or 11.

Second marriage is indicated if The sub-lord of the 9th cusp is a significator of either of the houses 2 or 9 or 11.

On a study done on 100 random charts who had 2 marriages..

RULE 3: 93 PERCENT AGREE WITH THIS RULE. No rule by itself gives a 100 percent co-relationship

Other observations : For more than one marriage Prof. Krishnamurti has said that the only rule to be followed is to note the sub-lord of the 7th cusp. If the 7th sub-lord is either Mercury or any planet occupying a dual sign or deposited in the constellation of a planet in the dual sign, there will be more then one marriage.

If the sub-lord of the second cusp is connected with 7th house, second marriage; (if connected with 11th house, one will just have an illegal affair, as 7th house significator shows legal bondage whereas the 11th indicates attachment and friendship.)
2nd cusp sublord’s connection with 7th is crucial for a legal marriage, otherwise an affair or companion or living together only.

Recommendation: Since no rule alone gives 100% results, CHECK BY ALL 3 RULES, and then GIVE the prediction on more than one Marriage.

For second marriage to happen legally, first marriage has to break through divorce or death of 1st spouse, which can be known to happen if sublord of 7th house is connected to 2nd house or 6th house(one of its strong significators), as 2nd is 8th to 7th house and 6th is 12th to 7th house and both indicate death of spouse or seperation.

Friends and Relatives

The second house, dhan, means wealth. It reflects the degree of wealth or poverty that we were born into. It reveals our credit account, including valued objects, gifts, and precious gems. It also relates to our immediate social environment—the degree to which our family supports us. All of these external physical attributes support us in our evolutionary journey. However, if we are born into poverty, our lack of wealth provides us with the opportunity to develop the strength of character to continue on our evolutionary path. For example, a very poor young woman, who lacks the backing of her family, may use the strength of her personality to attract people willing to take a chance on financing the start of her own small business.

It includes all close relatives of the person without reference to any particular relationship. The immediate family likes grandfather, grandmother, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters, etc.

Maraka House

The second house is also referred to as marak—or killer—as, at this point, we can become overly preoccupied with the acquisition of material possessions. Rather than seeing wealth as a means of providing security and support for our continued evolution, we can become anxious about accumulating it. Consequently, our fixation on acquiring wealth can stunt our evolutionary growth. Wealth, then, becomes an end instead of a means to an end.

Marak means killer in the sense that it carries the potential for ending the growing soul’s development at this point. For example, a man may marry for money, and slowly poison his wife in order to inherit her wealth. A little boy who is born into great wealth may grow up squandering his life on drugs that eventually kill him. Awareness of the dangers inherent in the second house allows us to develop wisdom in dealing with money matters.

Personal Skills

The Second House governs your income earning power, your portable possessions and property, general finances and resources. It also reveals your value system and how you set your priorities.

Wealth, paternal property, family, friends, cattle, imprisonment, captivity, eyes, nose, voice, beauty, singing, love, comforts, savings, sale and purchase, brokerage, food, artistic tendencies, habits, reason of death, accidents, selfishness, personality and secrets are studied from the second house.