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Vedic Astrology Basics: An Outline

  ------ © Dr. Satya Prakash Choudhary

There are a few ways to understand the houses.  

  1. Polar opposites that complement each other  
  1. Natural zodiac of signs and their natural significations  
  1. Fire, Earth, Air and Water and the Four goals of life (DAKM or Dharma, Artha, Kama , Moksha)
  1. Quadrants (1, 4, 7, 10), Succedents (2, 5, 8, 11) and Cadents (3, 6, 9, 12) sometimes compared to Rajas, Sattva, Tamas. The actual basis is Movable/Cardinal, Fixed and Dual/Mutable classification.

Quadrants (Kendras 1, 4, 7, 10), Trines (Trikonas 1, 5, 9 lordship), Change triad (Trika 6, 8, 12 both lordship and placement), Malefic triad (3, 7, 11 lordship) and Negative houses (Dusthanas 3, 6, 8, 12 placement)

 

Trikonas (trines): 1, 5, 9

Benefic/prosperity/lakshmi sthanas

9>5>1

9th is the most benefic house/luck/fortune

Upachayas: 3, 6, 10, 11

Houses of improvement/ good place for malefics

 

Trika/ Dusthanas: 6, 8, 12

Unfavourable/ups and downs/change/reversal

8>6.12

8th is the most malefic house/calamities/problems that sap the will to live

 

Ayusthanas: 8, 3 (8th from 8th) lords and houses

Longevity/death

 

Marakas: 2, 7 lords and houses

Ill-health causing/death inflicting

 

Invisible half of a horoscope: 1 to 7 (actually first 6 houses/ 1 to 6)

Internal/personal

 

Visible half of a horoscope: 7 to 1 (actually last 6 houses/ 7 to 12)

External/public

 

referred House Lordships of planets: Moolatrikona

 

Sun --- Leo

 

Moon --- Cancer

 

Mars --- Aries

 

Mercury --- Virgo

 

Jupiter --- Sagittarius

 

Venus --- Libra

 

Saturn --- Aquarius

Exaltation > Moolatrikona > Own House > Friend's house

 

Planet

Exaltation

Moolatrikonas

(Root House)

Own House

Debilitation

(Fall)

Sun

Aries 10 o

Leo 0 o - 10 o

Leo 20 o - 30 o

Libra 10 o

Moon

Taurus 3 o

Taurus 4 o -20 o

Cancer 0 o - 30 o

Scorpio 3 o

Mars

Capricorn 28 o

Aries 0 o - 12 o

Aries 12 o - 30 o

Cancer 28 o

Mercury

Virgo 15 o

Virgo 16 o - 20 o

Virgo 20 o - 30 o

Pisces 15 o

Jupiter

Cancer 5 o

Sagittarius 0 o - 10 o

Sagittarius 10 o - 30 o

Capricorn 5 o

Venus

Pisces 27 o

Libra 0 o - 15 o

Libra 15 o - 30 o

Virgo 27 o

Saturn

Libra 20 o

Aquarius 0 o - 20 o

Aquarius 20 o - 30 o

Aries 20 o