I wanted to write this article for some time now. I am so glad that I took out the time. At the end of this article you will not only be able to understand your birth chart but also comprehend it to a large extent. Let’s get right into it. I’ve posted a birth chart below, which I generated using some random birth details.
Now please look at the above chart and carefully observe 3 things:
1. First, it has 12 sections. These sections are called houses, and the house marked in orange is the first house represented by the symbol H1.
2. Do you see the number “7” in the first house that is the 7th zodiac sign, which is Libra. Since it is the sign in the first house, it also called the rising sign or the ascendant.
3. Do you see how signs are arranged? Once Libra (7) is placed in the 1st house then the next sign (8) goes into the second house in the counter-clockwise direction. And the same for the next sign and so on – I hope you are able to see this.
Now the placement of planets is pretty straight-forward. You can see that your Sun is placed in the 5th house in the sign of Aquarius (11). A birth chart is basically an interplay of 3 different energies: 1. Planets, 2. Signs, and 3. Houses. There are 9 planets, 12 houses, and 12 signs (9 + 12 + 12 =33) that make up a birth chart and I am going to explain each one of them below.
Innate nature, personality construct, psychological orientation, sense of individuality, confidence & self-esteem, charisma, temperament, physical appearance, complexion of the body, intellect, organs such as the brain and "the head" in the human body, the overall health, our life’s purpose, and life path is seen from the 1st house.
The 1st house basically sets the tone for the entire birth chart. It determines what first impression you leave on people. So if your first house has the influence of Sun or Venus then you’ll have a very attractive personality. And if you have the influence of Moon then you have a very open & expresssive personality and so on. We’ll discuss more on this later but let’s limit this section to the meaning of the first house.
The significator or karaka of this house is Sun.
#1 Wealth, accumulation of assets, savings, bank deposits, metals and precious stones, jewelry.
#2 Food, grains, indulgence, appetite.
#3 Family you are born in, and so fammily values, early childhood, and primary education are seen from this house.
#4 Parts of the human body near the face - right eye, nose, mouth, neck, teeth, throat. This can also be linked to your voice, the quality of your speech, and truthfulness.
So an influence of Jupiter/Venus in this house could make you quite rich but can also result in over-indulgence in "food" or accumulation of unnecessary things. The second house represents your voice and throat - Venus or Moon in this house could mean that you have a good voice, Sun in this house could mean that your voice carries a lot of weight/authority and so on.
Here are all the things associated with the 2nd house:
Ancestors, lineage, family (parents), family business, family-like friends, learning from family. Financial security, wealth and savings, cash flow for basic needs such as food and accommodation, fixed deposits, bonds, investments in gold, gems, jewelry, fine cloth and accessories, a sense of responsibility towards one’s family, our ability to manage financial resources, adeptness in mathematics, and therefore a career in finance. It also represents collectibles, and valuables passed down from the family, foreign languages (12 from the 3rd), and essentially all the things we value in our lives that we preserve, and protect for the future. Mouth, face and throat, food and drinks (11th – gains from the 4th house – farmlands), a career in cooking, dentistry, or as a dietician. It also represents speech, choice of words, use of grammar, oral transmission of knowledge (Ayurveda, Astrology), the right eye, the health and diseases of the eye, and kindergarten education.
The significator or karaka of this house is Jupiter.
The third house represents both verbal and written communication. It is also the house of thinking on your feet and coming up with ideas. So if you have planets such as Jupiter or Venus in this house then you have a gift of words and a flair for the language. And if you have Mercury in this house then you are extremely smart at making conversations or happen to know different languages and so on. This is a really important house if you are planning to be a journalist or a writer. The third house also represents your relationship with your siblings, difficult planets in this house could mean a distant relationship with them. Lastly, this house also deals with self-effort so if you have planets such as Saturn or Mars in this house – be rest assured you’ll be a self-made person :)
There are 5 categories of things associated with the 3rd house.
#1 Courage, bravery, will-power, risk-taking ability, making it on our own (self-efforts), taking on an adventure, starting a business, fulfilling your ambition
#2 Communication skills - all forms of written & verbal communication, marketing, journalism, media, advertising, creative arts, film, photography, and hobbies connected to this theme.
#3 Travel over a short distance such as a journey within a country or even traveling from home to office is connected to this house, wandering of the mind & restlessness is also linked with to this house
#4 Younger siblings and close neighbours are seen from this house
#5 Parts of the human body include arms, hands, right ear, shoulders, lungs. So doing something mechanical using your hands such as painting, carpentry etc. can be seen from this house.
Here are all the things associated with the 3rd house:
Intellect, inquisitive nature, reasoning ability, rational thinking, common sense, interest in science such as physics, solving puzzles, or intellectually challenging games such as chess. Communication skills, artistry with words, interest in debates, writing, hearing ability, acting, a career in media, sales, marketing, interest in social media, and rote learning. Courage, enterprising nature, entrepreneurship, risk-taking ability, fulfilling an ambition, competitiveness, willpower, acts of valor, heroism, short-distance travel – weekend trips, short-term learning programs such as certifications, or workshops, short-term personal desires, interests and hobbies. It represents hands, and arms, and hand-arm coordination, physical strength, stamina, manual dexterity, and therefore skills in weaving, drawing, carpentry, sculpting, playing guitar, tennis, basketball, volleyball, rock climbing, or a career in physiotherapy, or mechanical engineering. It also represents chest, ears, overall physical fitness, long life (8 from the 8th house), and visible actions of our day (10th from the 6th). Lastly, it represents younger siblings, brothers, friends who are like siblings, and neighbors.
The significator or karaka of this house is Mars.
#1 All the comforts of home that includes your house, the land it is built in, all the furniture, cars & bikes, and everything else in your home that makes your life very convenient.
#2 Mother and your relationship with her, relatives, and childhood friends are also seen from this house
#3 Happiness in personal/married life can be from this house, which is logical if you have a comfortable home and an excellent relationship with the mother, you'll be very happy with life, isn't it? Your peace of mind and emotional well-being is also linked to this house
#4 Early education until the high school is seen from this house.
#5 Parts of the human body include heart and organs around the chest.
The 4th house is the home you build; it differs from the 2nd house because that is the home you were born in. And if your 4th house is well placed you’ll be lucky to start a family and settle down early in life. The 4th house also determines your relationship with your mother, so if there is an influence of Mars or Rahu in this house then your relationship suffers, conversely if there is Jupiter in this house then your mother is your guiding force in life and so on. Lastly, this house determines your emotional side - your moods, feelings, temperament etc. It’s a very important house in my opinion.
Here are all the things associated with the 4th house:
Mental well-being, happiness in personal life, peace of mind, innermost feelings, deep secrets, subconscious mind, and professions related to it. Real estate, land, home, home furniture, all modern conveniences, vehicles for personal use, and means of transportation such as roads and railways and therefore professions related to it such as land developers, civil engineers, agriculturalists, architects, construction workers, car manufacturers, shipbuilders, interior designers, real estate agents, etc. Mother, immediate family, caretaking, homemaking, cooking, gardening, connection with the motherland, and relationship with the home community. Pastures, farms, ranches, domesticated animals, raising or herding animals for a living, water bodies, rivers, oceans, lowermost regions of the world – ocean beds, mines, wells, caves, etc. and therefore it’s linked to mining, marine biology, and oceanography. School education and early upbringing. Life not aligned with faiths and beliefs (8th from the 9th house). The profession of the spouse (10th from the 7th house). Chest and lungs.
The significator or karaka of this house is Moon.
The 5th house is the house of new beginnings and so everything that is created for the first time falls into this house. New business, new relationship (romance), and of course children. It extends to when will you have children and whether they are going to love you or put you in an old age home (just kidding). Lastly, it is an important house if you are starting your career in a creative field. And it also defines what kind of interests and hobbies you have in general.
There are 7 categories of things associated with the 5th house.
#1 Everything creative is seen from the house such as drama, arts, photography, designing, dancing, music performance, and it can be as small as presenting a slideshow in an office or performing at a local club
#2 Love affairs - Contrary to the 7th house, which is a house of committed relationships such as marriage, this is a house of pleasure so short-term relationships or beginning of a serious relationship is seen from this house
#3 Speculative business so everything that gives us a sense of excitement is part of this house such as investments in stock markets, gambling etc.
#4 Hobbies/Passion - It is the house of everything you love doing in your free time such as playing sports or watching movies or acting like a child or playing pranks on your friends etc. A strong position of this can convert your hobbies into a passion and even a career.
#5 Children so the lord of the 5th house, planets placed in this house, and the time period you are going through can help us determine the time when you'll have children and also determine the sex of the child.
#6 Early formal education so the specialization of your bachelor's degree and your attitude towards education can be seen from this house.
#7 Parts of the human body include stomach and main organs around it.
Here are all the things associated with the 5th house:
Intellect (3rd from the 3rd house), higher version of the rational mind, reasoning ability built from travel adventures, higher education, or cultural beliefs (9th from the 9th house), and therefore it represents our ability to discriminate and discern right from wrong. Advisory skills - higher version of conversations (3rd from 3rd house), place of ministers, advisors, teachers, ambassadors, authors, musicians, actors, drama artists, entertainers. It’s linked to the films industry and therefore it represents directors, producers, photographers, play writers, and places such as opera houses, theatres, cinema halls, studios, etc. It represents a higher version of risk-taking and so all things that give us a sense of thrill and pleasure such as going on parties, playing sports, starting a business, investing in start-ups, romance (11th from the 7th), and indulging in speculative businesses. Children, the birth of a child, a career in gynecology, everything creative, and therefore careers in visual art and graphic design. What we like to study is seen from this house and so a Bachelor’s degree. Since its 9th from the 9th, it represents mantras, prayers, rituals, pujas, dharma, tradition, ancient sciences, and intellect to follow spiritual wisdom. It also represents good luck or promised fortune. All the modern things that make our personal life more enjoyable (2nd from the 4th) such as home entertainment system, home improvement gadgets, luxury furniture, etc. Parts of the human body include the stomach and liver.
The significator or karaka of this house is Jupiter.
#1 Day-to-day work routine and your attitude towards your career and towards your colleagues/clients is seen from this house. This is the 2nd house from the 5th house so it kind of becomes the wealth for the 5th. So what you learn in the 5th (bachelor's degree) becomes paid work/job in the 6th. I hope you got the connection. In my experience, the time phase of the ruler of this house is a great indication of the time when someone may get their first job.
#2 Problems so what issues are we going to face in life and how we do we solve them is seen from this house. If the indication is that you might deal with diseases (deal with diseases, not have them) then that makes you a doctor, conflicts make you a lawyer, debt makes you a financial advisor or an accountant, dealing with public enemies makes you a businessperson, and dealing with public issues make you a social worker and it could also be someone who is devoted to animal welfare and so on. I hope you get the message that the kind of problems you are meant to solve can be seen from the 6th house and that plays a huge role in determining your career
#3 Extended family Cousins, nieces, nephews, maternal uncles & aunts, step-mother (as indicated in Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra - vedic text) are seen from this house.
#4 Parts of the human body near the face - Lower back, navel, and hips.
The 6th house represents the things you have to deal with on a daily basis. So this house has a lot of influence on your job/business but the scope is limited only to your daily tasks and not the overall career, which is defined by the 10th house. Some people also associate this house with debt, enemies, and diseases. It is highly subjective and depends entirely on the planets and rulers of this house. A difficult placement of this house may indicate that you have to fend off enemies and deal with money or health problems. But that is only for a limited period and does not mean such problems will always trouble you.
Here are all the things associated with the 6th house:
Job responsibilities and the nature of your work is seen from this house. Acute illness, diseases, cuts, wounds and injuries, swelling, inflammation, fever, bleeding, debt, physical exertion, short-term borrowing, credit cards, lawsuits, end of relationships & contracts (12th from the 7thhouse). Ill luck, fear, humiliation, adversity, place of enemy, weapons, place of battle. So, a career as a doctor, a surgeon, a healer, a lawyer, a banker, a public servant, a social worker, or a profession that involves dealing with hostile situations such as a police officer, a prison guard, a soldier, or dealing with competition such as a sportsperson or a lawyer is seen from this house. Places like hospitals, pharmacies, courtrooms, police stations, or rehabilitation centers are seen from this house. Daily obstacles, hard work, competitors, challenges, struggles, setbacks, theft, mental stress, anxiety, and grief. It also represents perseverance, competitiveness, and an ability to improve one’s life on a day-to-day basis. Relationships with others who feel a sense of duty towards us such as employees, domestic helpers, etc. Relationships with migrants, refugees, foreign exchange students, etc. as it is 7th from the 12th house. 6th house also represents fighting for animal welfare and keeping pets. Part of the human body includes the large intestine.
The significator or karaka of this house is Saturn & Mars.
The 7th house is the house of marriage. Needless to say, it is one of the most important houses. An influence of Saturn, in particular, in this house definitely delays marriage. And the presence of Mars, Rahu, and Ketu in this house play a significant role to determine the time of marriage. The 7th house should not be confused with the 4th house that represents the home/family you start and is more closely tied to life after marriage rather than the 7th house. The 7th house can be extended to civil unions, business relationships & partnerships, and dealing with people on a large scale. Lastly, anything that can be classified as a legal bond can be seen from this house.
There are 5 categories of things associated with the 7th house.
#1 Spouse & Marriage - the first house is about "you" and so the 7th is about your better-half. The position of this house will determine the characteristics of your spouse, the time of your marriage, and the quality of your married life.
#2 Relationships - so all relationships we build with people, beyond our family, over the course of our life is seen from the 7th house e.g. business partnerships, rent agreements, or buying/renting something from someone or subscribing to a service such as astrology ;) is seen from this house.
#3 Business so a businessperson will not only need to build relationships with customers, clients, suppliers, and employees but also negotiate prices, and contracts. And so the position of this house will determine if you are able to make good deals.
#4 Home away from home - It is also seen as the house of travel because it is placed exactly opposite to the 1st house. And since it is placed 4th position away from the 4th house(home), it is seen as a house of building a home away from home.
#5 Parts of the human body include abdomen, intestines, kidney, and veins.
Other things associated with the 7th house is death since it is a maraka house along with the 2nd house, and loss of sight.
Here are all the things associated with the 7th house:
It’s the house of marriage, business, commerce, trade, contracts, and agreements. Spouse, business partners, suppliers/vendors, trustworthy relationships, and partnerships especially with people who are not our immediate family. Public image, professional stature, recognition, and reputation as it’s the 10th from the 10th house. Public speaking, professional advisory, and teaching as it is 3rd from the 5th house. Intimate relationships and sexual intimacy (8th from the 12th). Parts of the human body include just below the navel area, hips, and loins.
The significator or karaka of this house is Venus.
#1 Occult so all the mysteries & secrets of the world are seen from this house. In the modern context, it could mean a career in the field of research or a job that entails high confidentiality. If a career house (6th or the 10th) is linked to the 8th house in someone's birth chart then he/she would have to deal with emergencies at their work such as the ones faced by a doctor, a public relations manager, or a stockbroker.
#2 Underground objects such as coal, petroleum, gemstones, fruits & vegetables grown under the ground and all activities & careers associated with them are seen from this house.
#3 Money that belongs to others So inheritance, money gained through your spouse, and taxes (money owed to the Government) are seen from this house. This house is also known for windfall gains & losses and so lawsuit settlements, insurance proceeds, winning a lottery are also seen from this house.
#4 Transformation so events such as accidents, loss in business, critical illness etc. that leaves us transformed in a significant way are seen from this house. Other things associated with this house are reproductive organs, sexual drive, battles of any kind, longevity, past & future births, and death.
The 8th house is best defined as a house of resurrection. When this house gets activated there can be sudden events that are difficult. But this house also represents your inner strength/willpower to overcome your circumstances. I believe this house teaches us some valuables lessons that go a long way. This house also deals with joint assets particular the ones you share with your spouse, so a happy 8th house is good for making joint investments. Lastly, since this house is opposite to the 2nd house (your family), this house is linked to the family of your spouse and so it can determine the relationship you have with your in-laws - good luck with that ;)
Here are all the things associated with the 8th house:
All things hidden, mysterious, unconventional, esoteric, and ancient are seen from this house. An interest in research-based studies, cutting edge technology, innovation, and data analytics especially in the domain of medicine, finance, or ancient sciences such as Ayurveda and Astrology. It is associated with revealing all things hidden under the ground such as working in mining, or the oil and gas industry. Or revealing the truth such as a criminal investigator, a detective, an archaeologist, a historian, an anthropologist, a microbiologist, or a virologist, etc. Financial gains through the spouse (2nd from the 7th house), or through an insurance settlement, an inheritance, or a windfall gain in business (11th from the 10th house). A career in insurance, taxation, mutual funds, accountancy, banking, finance, etc. as it represents financial resources that belong to others (7th from the 2nd house). In the banking sector, it has to do with long-term lending and restructuring loans, and data analytics. It represents long-term debt and your ability to service it, bankruptcy, long-term chronic diseases and ability to recover from it, systematic ill health, a surgery, removal of limbs, serious accidents, emergencies in life, and therefore a career such as an ER doctor, a lifeguard, an ambulance driver, a police officer, etc. are seen from this house. It also represents a sudden fall from grace, setbacks & losses that transform our lives in a significant way. House of death and therefore the length of life is seen from this house. All careers and objects linked to death such as a life insurance policy, the last will, a trust fund, etc. Not following societal norms, cultural beliefs, religious faith, or the teachings of the father or a guru (12th from the 9th) are seen from this house. That could lead to degradation, suffering, and humiliation, being manipulated, involvement in a scandal, criminal acts, planning and plotting, secret affairs, marital discord, fears and phobias. On the other side, a career in psychology or social work could be seen from this house. You could be subject to insults, or slander (3rd from the 6th house) or you could be a journalist who revels is revealing facts about others such a gossip columnist. It represents, sexual vitality but it could lead to sexual addictions or work in the sex industry. An interest in tantric sex practices. Or on the other side, counseling and helping people who are addicts or abused. It represents the subconscious mind and the understanding of it, the out of body experiences, black magic, and sharing of oral knowledge. The relationships with the in-laws are seen from this house. Parts of the human body include reproductive organs.
The significator or karaka of this house is Saturn.
The 9th house is the house of knowledge and when this house is activated you will have a lot to learn. So higher education, travel, and new experiences are all seen from this house. If you have a happy 9th house, be rest assured you'll have a lot to look forward to in life.
There are 5 categories of things associated with the 9th house.
#1 Higher education - your religious & philosophical beliefs can be seen from this house. In the modern context, it can be linked to a Master's degree or a specialization. Also, everything that has been written down and accepted in the society such as law, literature, or medical procedures are also seen from this house. So if there is a malefic planet (Mars or Ketu) in this house then people with such combination would challenge or reject the generally accepted principles of life and would follow their own ideology.
#2 Long-distance travel - so travel over and above 2000 miles is seen from this house. So whether your aspiration to travel the world, explore different cultures etc. is going to be a reality or not is determined by this house. In the modern context, this can be linked to travel to a foreign country for the purpose of higher education.
#3 Luck/Fortune as per the Vedic text, this house is linked to past life karma and so the presence of certain planets in this house can give us an indication of how lucky we are going to be e.g. if there is a benefic planet like Jupiter in this house, in most cases, we naturally attract good luck.
#4 Teachers/Guides/Mentors - so whether or not we'll run into the right kind of teachers & mentors in our life is determined by this house. So if there is a planet like Saturn in this house, we may have to struggle to find the right direction and in most cases people with such combination are self-taught. However, if there is an influence of Jupiter in this house, then they find the right guidance quite early in their life.
#5 Parts of the human body include hips and thighs. Other things associated with the 9th house is a wife's brother, or brother's wife (since it is opposite to the 3rd house, which represents your siblings), and the nature of the father can also be seen from this house.
Here are all the things associated with the 9th house:
Societal norms, traditions, rules and regulations, righteousness, and therefore the law of the land. Higher education, advanced degrees such as a Masters or Doctorates. And therefore colleges, universities, institutes, law schools, scholarships, and research grants are seen from this house. It’s a house where we broaden our perspective on life therefore it’s linked to long-distance travel especially for education or for exposure to different cultures and becoming a student of anthropology. It’s the house of our teachers, professors, gurus, the father, brahmins, priests, rabbis, and finding the right guidance in life and therefore churches, temples, gurudwaras, and synagogue are seen from this house. It’s the house of virtue, wisdom, morals, values, right conduct, compassion, philosophical thinking, and being a student of theology. It represents faith-inspired beliefs, which cannot be explained through logic as it’s the reflection of the 3rd house (rational mind). It gives us a higher purpose in life and an inclination towards spirituality. Careers include being a teacher, a religious guide, a judge, an attorney, being a student of jurisprudence, being an activist of some kind defending society laws, a publisher of academic papers, working in a university, working in the tourism industry like a travel agent, or a tour guide. Finally, it’s the Lakshmi sthana – the house of good fortune and divine grace.
The significator or karaka of this house is Jupiter.
#1 Father the relationship with the father is seen from this house since this house is the 7th from the 4th house, which represents the relationship with the mother. This house would determine the financial position and status of the father whereas the nature and the character of the father is seen from the 9th house. Traditionally, the next generation would follow the same line of work as the father and so this house is the main house associated with one's career choice in the modern context
#2 Profession so how you make a living is seen from this house. The nature of work and the kind of industry you work in can be determined by the planet(s) associated with this house.
#3 Public image so the status, reputaion, fame, and authority that is associated with you at your place of work is seen from this house. So basically what your colleagues and business partners say about you is seen from this house.
#4 Parts of the human body include the knees and the skeletal system.
The 10th house determines your career. Your choice of career and your approach toward your career is defined by this house. So an influence of Venus in this house would indicate a career in a creative field whereas if someone has Mars in this house then an independent career is more suited rather than working in a team. The 10th house also defines your public image so if you have Sun is in this house then people will always look up to you as a symbol of authority/leadership.
Here are all the things associated with the 10th house:
Our career, how much authority, power, and the command would we have, which position and rank would we hold, and how much honor and respect would we earn. It represents our administrative, managerial, advisory, and organization skills. It represents visible actions as it’s the most visible region of the world and therefore it reflects our professional life, public image, reputation, and social standing. It’s a place of the fruition of one’s effort as it’s 5th (fortune and divine grace) from the 6th house (persistent daily work) and therefore it’s linked to success in one’s career. It’s also our adaptability to different work environments and people, attitude towards work, and work ethics in general. It represents career, which require advanced knowledge as it is 2nd (gain) from the 9th house (higher education) such as doctors, lawyers, accountants, and even politicians. It’s also a place of the sky and so it’s prominent for astrologers, astronomers, aeronautical engineers, astronauts, and the like.
The significator or karaka of this house is Mercury & Sun.
The 11th house is the house of income – the money you earn on a regular basis through your job or business. Needless to say it even more important than the 2nd house that has more to do with savings. It is also the house of social circles and professional network, which is quite intuitive as no big money is ever earned without the support of other people. So a happy 11th house simply means that money will never be an issue for you.
There are 4 categories of things associated with the 11th house.
#1 Income - since this house is the 2nd from the 10th house, it is the house of earning from work (10th house). So in the modern context, your salary is from this house.
#2 Hopes & aspirations - so everything that you desire in this world such as money, marriage, travel etc. is seen from this house. And so the planets associated with this house would determine when will your desires be fulfilled.
#3 Social circle & professional network so all the people we call friends other than childhood friends (4th house) or family like friends (2nd house) are seen from this. Your interaction with a large group of people is seen from this house. So whether you are good at rallying people around you or building relationships can be determined from this house.
#4 Parts of the human body include Left ear, calves, legs, and ankles. Other things associated with the 11th house are Elder siblings, and Son's wife.
Here are all the things associated with the 11th house:
Income, salary, financial gains, bonuses, commissions, royalties, and so basically material rewards and gains through one’s career as it’s the 2nd from the 10th house. Recognition for our work, receiving honors and awards are also seen from this house. Worldly aspirations, ambition, self-will, entrepreneurship, and an ability to work towards a big goal and to accomplish something substantial is seen from this house. It represents our professional network, a social circle, or a large gathering. An association with clubs, societies, committees, or teams especially to elevate our social standing. Since it’s 7th from the 5th (house of entertainment and speculative business) therefore places such as cinema halls, opera houses, theme parks, entertainment centers, sports clubs, venture capitalist firms, and all careers associated with them are seen from this house. Elder siblings especially the brother. Parts of the human body include an ear and calves.
The significator or karaka of this house is Jupiter.
#1 Spirituality & Isolation and so activities done in solitude such as research, meditation, reading, writing, or simply enjoying one's own company can be seen from this house.
#2 Lack of material needs and so we dissociate with the material world in this house. Loss of companinionship of friends and family & loss of money (expenses) are seen from this house.
#3 Residence in a foreign land since the 12th house is 4th (home) from the 9th house (long distance travel) - a strong 12th house indicates residence in a foreign land or association with foreigners in some way or dealing with foreign objects such as foreign currency.
#4 Parts of the human body include the Left eye, and Feet. Other things associated with this house are secret enemies, self-destructibe tendencies, and addictions
The 12th house is the most detached house. It has nothing to do with the outside world and so some people may also look at it as a house of losses but only in the material sense. I've seen people who spend a lot of time with themselves have a strong 12th house placement. Taking long-distance solo trips or getting into philanthropy or spirituality is a very 12th house thing. So, is it really a house of losses, it’s all about perspective, isn’t it?
Here are all the things associated with the 12th house:
Journey to remote areas of the world in search of seclusion, privacy, isolation in pursuit of a higher purpose in life. Spiritual inclination and liberation is the most aspect of this house. Overseas travel and residency, separation from home/motherland, people of foreign nationality, fame from foreign exposure, foreign ambassadorship, executive positions in foreign offices, foreign policymaking, and gains in foreign currency. It also represents prolonged illness, hospitalization, dissolution, decline, isolation, confinement, imprisonment, poverty, misery, suffering, losses especially of the material nature, or renunciation of material desire and living a life as an ascetic. Financial loss especially due to wasteful spending as it’s the 11th (spending on desires) from the 2nd house (cash flow). Places such as hospitals, prisons, correction facilities, charitable organizations, spiritual centers, factories functioning in remote areas, or places with restricted public access such as airports, or research centers are seen from this house. It’s a house of hidden enemies. It also represents large wild animals such as lions, elephants, giraffes, and therefore wildlife, zoos, and all careers associated with it are seen from this house. Part of the human body includes feet, toes, and therefore a career as a dancer, a footballer, a shoemaker, or a pediatrician is seen from this house. It also represents the left eye.
The significator or karaka of this house is Saturn.
Sun defines your public life and your career. Sun’s placement in the house of career almost guarantees leadership or a high ranking position. Since Sun is the brightest planet and loves attention - it has an element of “ego”. So if Sun has an influence over the the 7th house (relationships), the person will be a bit self-centered or if Sun influences the house of wealth, then the person will have an air about what they own (2nd house) or feel entitled to money (11th house). Sun also determines the relationship with your father. A difficult placement for the Sun could mean that your relationship with your father may suffer. Lastly, Sun is the soul and its placement determines what you seek deep down inside you.
Here are all the things associated with Sun:
Sun is the king of the planets, ruler of the universe. Witness to all actions, teacher to the entire world, protects people, and removes diseases. Is consistent, steadfast, unwavering, noble, compassionate, and exceptionally generous. Has authority and influence similar to that of a King. Occupies leadership roles highly visible to the public eye such as C-level executives, Govt. officers, military commanders (Sun belongs to the warrior class), and public figures of any kind. Is masculine, dynamic, expressive, brimming with self-confidence, and a strong character. Has squarish body, not very tall, has little hair, the color of the eyes is honey, strong bones, long arms, curly hair, sharp mind, majestic voice, ability to make sense with just a few words, appearance noticeable from a distance, clad in saffron-colored clothes, and has a light complexion. Sun’s energy is too much for neighboring planets and so they fail to express themselves fully. Any planet close to 8 degrees from Sun combusts. A combust Mars results in sudden bursts of anger and hostility. A combust Mercury results in miscommunication and misunderstanding. A combust Jupiter results in not heeding to the guidance of our teachers. A combust Venus results in ego issues in relationships. A combust Saturn results in being mistreated by authority figures. It represents the father, father-like figures, the Government, and people who we work for. Lastly, and most importantly Sun represents our soul. Sun is the light, the soul, the lights up our bodies.
Moon is the mind and controls your moods and emotions – you know how it is, some people keep to themselves, while others blurt out in anger or cry in despair, some people are aggressive while others are balanced - it is all to do with Moon. So Moon largely shapes how you perceive the world and how you react to different circumstances. Vedic astrology considers Moon to be the most important planet, so studying the placement of Moon should always be your starting point. Moon also determines your relationship with your mother. A difficult placement for the Moon could mean that your relationship with your mother may suffer.
Here are all the things associated with Moon:
Moon is a friend to all, born from the ocean of milk, appeared from the eyes of Sagi Atri. Moon is an ornament in the hair of Lord Shiva. Moon is akin to the Queen and therefore nurtures and cares for all people in the Kingdom. Has soft soothing voice, charming face, roundish body, limbs are firm and exceedingly beautiful, large beautiful eyes, soft curly hair, fair in complexion, clad in clean clothes, youthful and tall. Is tender, kind, courteous, sensitive, and receptive. Involved in caring for the sick. Connects with people at an emotional level. Moon is linked to a career as a doctor, a nurse, a midwife, a caretaker, a homemaker, a restaurant owner, a social worker, a public servant, a marketer, or a public relations manager as Moon is a merchant and understands business. Moon is lord of herbs and nourishes the plants in the form of rain. Moon is prone to be fickle, impressionable, and falls prey to desire but is very fortunate, and attracts fame. Moon is feminine and represents the mother and mother-like figures in our lives.
Venus is the planet of art, creativity, and love. It blesses a person with artistic skills like no other planet can. Singers, musicians, designers, and actors all have a strong Venus placement. Venus also represents money, especially liquid assets such as hard cash and jewelry. A good placement of Venus almost guarantees a life full of luxuries and comforts. An interesting thing about Venus is that its presence in any house makes that house more beautiful e.g. if there in an influence of Venus in the first house then people are born beautiful, or if it has an influence on the 4th house then people treat their homes like a love nest. I hope you get the picture. Lastly, Venus is the planet of love and its placement will give you a good idea of what kind of person are you most likely find attractive.
Here are all the things associated with Venus:
Venus is the most beautiful star in the night sky. All things beautiful and luxurious are a gift of Venus. Our desires and wishes arise from Venus such as for companionship, a fancy car, a luxurious home, or an expensive holiday, etc. But it has the ability to rise above materialism. Has a refined personality, a flair for conversation, excellent relationship building, counseling, and negotiating skills. Is seen at high-class social gatherings mostly as the center of attraction. A career as an ambassador, a diplomat, an HR manager, a business developer, or a community builder. Has an appreciation for beauty, and is highly creative. Adept at arts, design, music, and media. A career as a graphic designer, a furniture maker (luxury), a jeweler, a dancer, a singer, an actor, a photographer, a make-up artist, or a fashion designer is related to Venus. Personifies Goddess Lakshmi and so Venus represents wealth and prosperity and a career in finance. Rules over the kingdom of flowers. A career associated with the perfumes and fragrances industry, beauty products, gemstones, antiques, or luxury brands. Is beautiful, graceful, sensuous, a pleasure seeker, enjoys love-making, is very out-going, and is very fortunate. Has high virility, represents sexuality, reproductive organs, and (semen). Has large expressive eyes, long fingers, soft supple hands, prominent shoulders, slender but heavy thighs and arms, dark, short, and curly hair. Is tall. Limbs are symmetrical and exceedingly beautiful. The complexion is yellow. Clad in multi-colored clothes. Venus is also called Shukracharya, who is the son of Sage Bhrigu as per mythology. Shukracharya is known to know the science of reviving the dead. Therefore, Venus is adept at shashtras (divine knowledge), is a teacher to asuras (demons) as he was not picky about students, is into occult, tantra, magic spells, and all subjects esoteric. Lastly and most importantly, Venus is a planet of unconditional love and affection, is considerate, and compassionate and therefore makes one inclined towards social work, or nursing. Venus is graceful in navigating the twists and turns of a relationship, and is willing to compromise in a relationship, unlike Mars. Mars is another sexually active planet, a Venus-Mars relationship in one’s birth chart results in high sexual energy. Venus-Moon makes one overindulgent in love and prone to sexual fantasies. Venus-Mercury makes one non-committal. Venus-Saturn results in late marriage. Venus-Rahu makes one sexually deviant.
While Moon shapes moods and emotions; Mercury shapes your views and opinions. Mercury is a planet of reason – it is very good at logically putting things together. So people with a weak placement of Mercury find it difficult to back their arguments with facts & figures. On the hand, people with a strong Mercury make the best lawyers, businessperson, and marketers. Mercury is a very smart planet, so those sharp witty comments and a great sense of humor are all thanks to Mercury.
Here are all the things associated with Mercury:
Mercury is charming, graceful, full of life, jovial, cheerful, loves to talk, and possesses many talents. Has strong verbal skills and a knack for numbers too. The most intelligent of all planets. Relies on facts and figures. Is analytical, rational, logical, methodical, has an ability to discriminate, is clever, is a scholar, eloquent, adept at writing, story-telling, poetry, composition, and possesses stellar business skills. Is natural in the field of media, sales, marketing, advertising, journalism, teaching, mathematics, accounting, analytics, etc. Is restless, easily excited, has an abundance of energy, and has a constant need for stimulus. Enjoys mimicry, and is good at acting. Is a quick thinker, flexible, versatile, and adapts to any given situation. Has opinions agreeable to all and is not biased towards anyone. Is truthful. Is devoted to Lord Vishnu. Has control over breathe and is adept at reciting sacred prayers. It can be fickle, unsteady, overtaxed at an intellectual level, anxiety-ridden, and easily influenced by other planets. A Mercury-Jupiter connection helps Mercury see the bigger picture. In fact, Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter together form a Goddess Sarawati yoga (yoga for enlightenment through knowledge). Mercury-Saturn helps Mercury focus. Mercury-Venus helps Mercury express itself creatively. Mercury-Mars makes Mercury a debater or a Lawyer. Is thin, the body is dark and so are eyes, size of the body is medium, moderately beautiful, is lean and muscular. Is always on the go and it resists long-term commitment. Mercury matures at the age of 32. Represents short-term journeys such as weekend trips, younger siblings, colleagues, neighbors, friends, and sister’s children. Is a significator of friendship. Its gender is neuter and is a proponent of same-sex marriage. Is a grandson of Sage Atri, is the son of Moon, but was raised by Jupiter.
Jupiter is the planet of knowledge. It will always create opportunities for you to learn & experience new things so travel expeditions, new job/projects, and higher education are all thanks to Jupiter. Needless to say, Jupiter plays a significant role in what you believe and what lifestyle you lead. People with a very evolved Jupiter placement become teachers, coaches, or spiritual leaders.
Here are all the things associated with Jupiter:
Jupiter is the son of sage Angiras, Lord Brihaspati is known to be the divine form of Jupiter. He is a teacher of the Gods. He has complete wisdom, he sees the big picture, is kind, forgiving, compassionate, philosophical, and personifies hope, optimism, and goodness. His optimism comes from the faith that anything is possible, which comes from the spiritual realm. He is exceedingly intelligent and has an aptitude for all sciences. He is an expert in economics, management, warfare, political science, diplomacy, foreign policy, and governance. He guides the King so the people are governed by well-defined rules and regulations, and holds the Government accountable to high moral and ethical standards. He safeguards the welfare of the society. He looks after society's norms, customs, traditions, values, and the law. So, politicians, judges, lawmakers, teachers/professors, community leaders, and social workers are linked to Jupiter. He is the teacher of theology, philosophy, spirituality, and all advanced learning programs (Masters and PhDs). He oversees the Brahmins, who are responsible for preserving the knowledge of the ancient sciences. He carefully selects his disciples, unlike Lord Shukracharya (Venus). He cultivates students into wise and moral beings. He is a significator of wealth and foreign travel. Travel, especially for higher learning, an awakening of some kind, and exposure to different cultures. He pushes the boundaries of abundance whether it is travel, wealth, or education. All careers in education and travel sector, and teaching and guiding children. He has an imposing personality, a huge body, a broad and prominent chest. Eyes and hair are brown. He is full of bodily fluids, bulky body, and can have an over-sized belly as it signifies fat too. His conversations are meaningful and deep. He’s clad in white and hair is tied up. He represents universities, research labs, academic societies, charitable organizations, orphanage homes, religious & spiritual centers, scholarships, grants, teachers, gurus, husband, children, and the golden yellow color. He is inclined towards Vedic sciences such as Ayurveda, Astrology, Yoga, Reiki, etc. He is the lord of the three worlds – heavens, mid-space, and earth. Lord of speech, mantras, and prayer. Beyond thoughts and emotions (Moon), reasoning and logic (Mercury) lie divine wisdom and Jupiter holds the key to that. He is prone to neglect household duties and personal relationships in pursuit of spirituality.
Saturn is the farthest discernible planet from the Earth and no wonder it is the planet that sets boundaries. Saturn’s role is to teach us the value of the house and the sign it sits in. So if it is influencing the 7th house (marriage house) then people end up learning a lot from past relationships before settling down, similarly if it is in the house of career people achieve late success. Saturn is the keeper of karmas and people usually end up feeling the burden of life during Saturn’s time period, but eventually when the time is right Saturn’s time period can be quite rewarding.
Here are all the things associated with Saturn:
Saturn is the son of Sun and Chayya (shadow). Saturn is the lord of justice and karmic atonement. Therefore, Saturn’s sometimes does cause setbacks, failures, and separation. And so, it can be the cause of anxiety and grief in our life. It is the slowest moving planet and it does cause delays. However, such delays and setbacks are less troubling when you turn 36 years old, which is when Saturn matures. Saturn teaches us the value of perseverance, focus, concentration, discipline, structure, organization, consistency, detachment, loyalty, and responsibility. Saturn is a public servant in the planetary cabinet. So, health-care workers, lawyers, accountants, administrators, social workers, or public servants of any kind are associated with Saturn. Saturn is a significator of land and therefore all professions related to the real-estate or the farming industry are linked to Saturn. Saturn is a master technician, has an exacting nature, is methodical, known to take calculated risks, and is a strategic planner with a long-term vision. Saturn never takes the eyes of the end goal, is rarely demotivated with set-backs, is prepared to wait for the right time, and prefers earning what he deserves. Saturn excels in the manufacturing industry, finance (risk-assessment), medicine, or research of any kind. Saturn thrives in highly structured companies, large corporations, an independent business, or highly regulated industries such as the Oil & Gas industry. Saturn’s style of leadership is shaped by empathy and years of experience. Saturn works for the people by being amongst them unlike Sun who only prefers to lead and others to follow. And therefore, Saturn is a very likable leader. In terms of personality and physical appearance, Saturn is conservative, patient, old-fashioned, risk-averse but ambitious, practical, trustworthy, grounded, lover of all things ancient, a student of ancient sciences or history, is a miser, thin, tall, sinewy, prominent veins, darkish in complexion, thick & rough hair, large asymmetrical teeth, nails are not shaped, eyes have a yellowish tinge and deep in the socket, somber demeanor, lazy, slow mover, aging appearance but strong body, and clad in black. Is a bit of a loner and therefore does not prefer to be part of social gatherings. Saturn can cause and cure chronic illnesses. Sadly addictions, obsessions, phobias, depression, paralysis, amputation of limbs, removal of organs, nervous breakdowns, the decay of the body are also associated with Saturn. Saturn can be cruel, insensitive, curt in speech, sometimes foolish, tamasic (dark), and prone to self-victimize. Is also associated with death. Saturn represents our employees, and our elders.
Mars is the red planet and as you would imagine that Mars is aggressive, independent, and passionate. So if you have Mars in the 10th house (house of career), you’ll have those Martian qualities of doing things solo and not accepting criticism too well. Sportsperson, military leader, adventure junkies all have a very strong Mars placement. Mars also represents willpower, and a good position of Mars helps you achieve things that require perseverance and dedication. Lastly, Mars’ play an important role in relationships - People with Mars in the 1st, 7th house, or the 5th house are quite passionate, and so they always get along better with people who share the same passion.
Here are all the things associated with Mars:
Mars is passionate, dynamic, independent, free-spirited, competitive, determined, adventurous, risk-inclined, innovative, original, a pioneer, is enterprising (entrepreneurial), is capable of fighting his own battles, not afraid to venture out on his own (start-ups), known for his groundbreaking ways, has never-ending ambition, personifies courage and fearlessness, represents physical strength and stamina, is skillful in hunting, is a fighter, leads by example, and is a typical type “A” personality. Mars is considered to be the divine form of Lord Kartikeya. Mars’ courage and strength even surpass that of Lord Indra. Is generous, intelligent, an accomplished speaker, and is good at motivating others. Defends, protects, and fights for what he believes in and so careers as a soldier, a police officer, or a lawyer are linked to Mars. He’s known to be the son of Bhumi (Earth), and therefore all careers in the field of real estate and land development such as civil engineers, town planners, builders, architects, and construction workers are closely linked to Mars. Is goal-oriented results-driven, is a doer, and so it manifests our efforts into something tangible. Mars is known for its craftsmanship. Is excellent with working with engineering tools, or surgical instruments. Mars is detailed-oriented, has piercing logic, is technically proficient, accurate, and precise. And so, surgeons, dentists, soldiers, blacksmiths, firefighters, mechanical engineers are linked to Mars. Mars, however, can be cruel, hostile, wrathful, uncompromising, impulsive, and impetuous. Prone to taking unnecessary risks and has a single-minded approach and so is not be a team player, a consensus builder, or a diplomat. Mars lacks patience and wants success now and would not shy away from going to any distance to achieve it. Mars matures at the age of 28. Mars' appearance is youthful, athletic, has fierce and probing eyes, reddish-brown eyes, short and strong body, slender waist, short curly hair, and is clad in red-colored clothes. Represents the siblings (brother), neighbors, competitors, enemies, accidents, inflammation, sports injuries, bleeding, and the bone marrow. Mars is a sexually passionate and lustful planet. Mars loves to chase in love but its passion dies down soon after. Mars is not great at long-term relationships.
Rahu represents obsession and Rahu’s placement in a particular house or sign will make you obsess over that house. But obsession is not a bad thing, it just means that you’ll have a strong drive, which sometimes helps achieve the unthinkable. Vedic astrologers believe Rahu represents the things we need to master in this life, so the obsession is quite natural. But Rahu is a very impatient planet and tries to do too many things - People with Rahu in the 7th house want to get married soon and people with Rahu in the 10th house want to achieve early success. Success/failure aside Rahu’s placement in a house means you’ll be spending a lot of time on things associated with that house. And Rahu loves drama, and so expect a roller-coaster ride during its time period.
Here are all the things associated with Rahu:
Rahu is the lord of the future and so whichever house it occupies; we are meant to master the activities associated with that house. Rahu’s energy is erratic and therefore it leads to sudden, dramatic, and unplanned events in life. So, we find ourselves in unchartered territories due to Rahu such as quitting our job to start a business, traveling to a different country, being in a relationship with a foreign person, or dealing with unique health problems, etc. Rahu is the king of desires and a giver. We can achieve extraordinary things in life due to Rahu. It fulfills our desires more than any other planet but happiness through materialism, as they say, is short-lived. Once the smoke clears, we find ourselves deluded by Rahu. The ruler of the sign that Rahu occupies determines where most opportunities lie. Rahu is associated with dance, music, drama, magic, hunting, chemicals, thorny trees, bitter vegetables, onion, garlic, spices, places where reptiles live, and skin ailments. Has only the top half of the body, the bottom half is Ketu. Has a smoky black appearance, is clad in rags, talkative, exceedingly proud, and lives in the forests. Rahu is obsessive, compulsive, perverted, addictive, manipulative, demonic, causing destruction, being thievish, cunning, and irreligious. Therefore, one could be imprisoned, isolated, become an addict, or suffer from mental illness, if Rahu is uncontrolled. Rahu magnifies the qualities of other planets. A Sun-Rahu conjunction results in an over-inflated ego, a delusion about self, but fame too. A Moon-Rahu conjunction results in being overexcited and driven by emotions. Lastly, Rahu represents our paternal grandfather and maternal grandmother.
Ketu is the exact opposite of Rahu, while Rahu is obsession, Ketu is detachment. And in every person’s birth chart they are placed in the opposite houses. Ketu’s role is basically to detach you from the house and the sign it sits in. So Ketu in the 7th house detaches you from the desire to get married, you may get married but late in life, similarly Ketu in the 11th house detaches you from the desire to hoard money and so on. I’ve seen it with many people with Ketu in the 11th house that they donate a large part of what they earn. Ketu represents everything we’ve already mastered in our past lives, and hence the desire to achieve the same again is low. Ketu’s time period, like Rahu’s, can also be quite dramatic, especially when you forcibly try to change the natural order. Since Ketu’s time period detaches you the world, it is also the planet that can inspire you towards spirituality.
Here are all the things associated with Ketu:
Ketu is the lord of the past and so whichever house it occupies; we are already a master of the activities associated with that house. Therefore we are detached from the main purpose of that house or we don’t run into the best of luck pursuing that purpose. The ruler of the sign where Ketu is placed also represents an area of life, which we have mastered in our past lives. Ketu is an expert in ancient science, tantra, occult, esoteric philosophy, and working with chemicals. It possesses psychic ability and clairvoyance, is high intuitive, a strategic thinker, has piercing logic, and understands trends easily. Ketu excels in the field of research, espionage, mathematics, and finance. Ketu is tamasic (dark), cruel, rebellious, eccentric, explosive, capable of saying mean things, and is addicted to drugs. It stands for hardships, isolation, imprisonment, and loss of worldly possessions. A loss of a job, a court case, a sudden change of residence, or a loss of a loved one can be due to Ketu. It forces us to be less worldly. If Ketu is well-placed it drives us towards spiritually and liberation. Ketu is not pleasing to look at, has a worried look, lacks confidence due to self-doubts, has a tall and lean body, which is body marred with wounds and bruises, is clad in rags, and works in places where there is high smoke. A Moon – Ketu conjunction pollutes the mind with fears and phobias. Sun- Ketu results in a lack of confidence and issues with authority. Lastly, Ketu represents the maternal grandfather and paternal grandmother.
I hope, by now, you have a good understanding of what houses and planets mean . So let's take it to the next level. As you would imagine some planets are happy in certain houses and not-so-happy in others. Here's a table that will give you an idea of how happy are planets in different houses
|Sun||7||others||9||1, 5, 10|
|Moon||8||others||2, 7, 9, 12||4|
|Mercury||12||others||1, 5, 7, 10, 11||3, 6|
|Venus||6||others||1, 4, 9||2, 5, 7, 11, 12|
|Jupiter||-||others||1, 2, 5, 9, 10||4, 11, 12|
|Mars||4||others||3, 5, 8, 11||1, 10|
|Saturn||1||others||3, 6||7, 10, 11|
Please don’t take the happy houses entirely at face value. Please take all the planet/house placements in the birth chart before drawing a conclusion.
You would observe in some birth charts that 2 or more planets are sitting in the same house. And so not all planets are happy being close to each other. Here's a table that show which planets are friends/enemies with others:
|Sun||Moon, Jupiter, Mars||Mercury||Venus, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu|
|Moon||Sun, Mercury||Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn||Rahu, Ketu|
|Mercury||Sun, Venus||Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu||Moon|
|Venus||Mercury, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu||Mars, Jupiter||Sun, Moon|
|Jupiter||Sun, Moon, Mars, Rahu||Saturn, Ketu||Mercury, Venus|
|Mars||Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Ketu||Venus, Saturn||Mercury, Rahu|
|Saturn||Mercury, Venus, Rahu||Jupiter||Sun, Moon, Mars, Ketu|
|Rahu||Venus, Saturn||Jupiter, Mercury||Sun, Moon, Mars, Ketu|
|Ketu||Venus, Mars||Jupiter, Mercury||Sun, Moon, Saturn, Rahu|
We can also draw a frienship table based on the above table:
|Best friends||Sun - Moon, Sun - Jupiter, Sun - Mars,
Mercury - Venus,
Venus - Saturn,
Jupiter - Mars,
Rahu - Venus, Rahu - Saturn,
Mars - Ketu, Ketu - Venus
|Friend - Neutral||Mercury - Sun,
Jupiter - Moon, Jupiter - Rahu,
Mars - Moon,
Saturn - Mercury
|Friend - Enemy||Moon - Mercury|
|Neutral - Neutral||Mercury - Rahu, Mercury - Ketu,
Mars - Venus,
Jupiter - Saturn, Jupiter - Ketu
|Neutral - Enemy||Moon - Venus, Moon - Saturn,
Mercury - Mars, Mercury - Jupiter,
Venus - Jupiter,
Mars - Saturn
|Enemy - Enemy||Sun - Saturn, Sun - Venus, Sun - Rahu, Sun - Ketu,
Moon - Rahu, Moon - Ketu,
Mars - Rahu,
Saturn - Ketu, Rahu - Ketu
The above table shows the natural and permanent relationship between planets. However if in your birth chart two planets are placed 2-12, 3-11, or 4-10 from each other then such planets become friends or else they are enemies e.g. If you have Sun in the 2nd house and Saturn in the 3rd house then Sun - Saturn become friends because they are 2-12 from each other even though they are natural enemies. This relationship is called a temporary friendship.
Aries is the first zodiac sign and it is ruled by Mars, and so it is impulsive, aggressive, action-oriented, and extremely passionate. Any planet in this sign will feel the intensity of Aries. Some planets are happy in this placement while some feel a bit overwhelmed, we'll talk about the planet/sign placements at the end.
Taurus is the second sign and it is ruled by Venus. People born with a strong Taurus have remarkable determination but at the same time can be stuck on what they believe to be right. Other things associated with Taurus are wealth (fixed assets), voice, and throat much like the 2nd house.
Gemini is a sign of communication and it is ruled by Mercury. People with strong planets in this sign are generally expressive, talkative, and quite forthcoming in the way they speak or write. Gemini is a light-hearted sign and so sense of humor and witty remarks all stem from this sign.
Cancer is a sign of emotions and it is ruled by Moon, so being moody & indecisive is one of its traits. An action-oriented planet in this sign would feel quite uncomfortable, whereas some planets would love it - we'll take about it later. It also plays a role in determining the relationship with your mother but it is not as significant as Moon itself or the 4th house.
Leo is the is king since it is ruled by Sun. So being self-centered and too much it appearances is one of its traits. People with a strong Leo placement are independent, creative, and always attract a spotlight. It is a very important sign for people who are into arts & drama.
Virgo is ruled by Mercury. Virgo is analytical and loves to get into the details. People with a strong Virgo placement strive for perfection at all costs. They can be a bit annoying with their habit of nit-picking & fault-finding but what they can achieve working over the details is truly remarkable. Another interesting aspect of Virgos is that they are quite selfless and do their best to reach out and help others.
Libra is a sign of balance and it is ruled by Venus. Being peaceful and diplomatic is one of its traits, which is quite opposite to an impulsive Aries behavior. People with strong Libra placement have a great sense of art, design, and music - they know how to make everything beautiful. They also fight injustice and can be quite feisty when corned. At the same time, they know how to love and build relationships.
Scorpio is ruled by Mars and is the most mysterious sign. People born with a strong Scorpio placement have more to them than meets the eye. They are a bit skeptical of others and quite intuitive to sense if someone is lying to them. And they never seem to let go if someone cheats them. So basically never cross a Scorpion. Another interesting aspect is their ability to research tirelessly and find things that most people never do, so researchers, miners, and scientists have a strong Scorpio.
Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter. It is a sign of knowledge. People born with a strong Sagittarius placement are always up for an adventure such as traveling to new places, taking up a new job/project, or simply trying new things. Every adventure teaches them valuable lessons on life, and their experience makes them quite wise. It is also the sign of higher education, and beliefs.
Capricorn is ruled by Saturn. People born with strong Capricorn placement are very disciplined; they love to organize things and follow a plan. Planets such as Mars do exceptionally well in this sign since Mars' pent up energy finds direction here. This sign influences your career & public life but it is not as important as the role of the 10th house or the planet, Sun.
Aquarius is ruled by Saturn and it is perhaps the most unconventional sign. People with a strong Aquarius placement always get others curious about the way they lead their life. They have little regard for rules & regulations and are often seen pushing the boundaries that make them quite fascinating. Another interesting thing about them is that they are good at rallying people around them, especially for a humanitarian cause. Scientists, writers, and public speakers all have strong Aquarius.
Pisces is perhaps the most detached sign as it was the case with the 12th house. So people with a strong Pisces placement are deep thinkers, spiritual, and love to spend time with themselves. They can dive deep into the realms of imagination and come up with things never heard or seen before. So a lot of fiction writers have a strong Piscean connection.
Just like it was with houses, there some planets that are happy in certain signs and not-so-happy in others. Here's a table that will give you an idea of how happy are planets in different signs
|Cancer, Sagittarius, Pisces, Scorpio||Others||Libra|
(3 - 30)
(0 - 30)
(15 - 20)
|Gemini, Virgo (20 - 30)||Virgo
(0 - 15)
|Libra, Taurus, Leo, Capricorn, Aquarius||Others||Pisces|
(0 - 15)
|Taurus, Libra (15 - 30)||Pisces
|Gemini, Capricorn, Aquarius||Others||Virgo|
(0 - 10)
|Pisces, Sagittarius (10 - 30)||Cancer
|Leo, Aries, Scorpio||Others||Capricorn|
(0 - 12)
|Scorpio, Aries (12 - 30)||Capricorn
|Leo, Sagittarius, Pisces||Others||Cancer|
(0 - 20)
|Capricorn, Aquarius (20 - 30)||Libra
|Taurus, Gemini, Virgo||Others||Aries|
|Rahu||-||Aquarius||Taurus||Libra, Capricorn, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Pisces||Others||Scorpio|
|Ketu||-||Scorpio||Scorpio||Libra, Aries, Scorpio||Others||Taurus|
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