Vedic Astrology- It is Hindu/Indian astrology and is called Vedic astrology since it is originated from the “Vedas”. It is the study of planets, moon, sun, stars according to one’s horoscope in the belief that their movements have an impact on our body and surroundings.
It includes 12 zodiac signs i.e., Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces. There are five elements in the nature earth (Bhumi), water (Jala), fire (Agni), air (Vaayu) and sky (Aakash) as mentioned in the Vedas. The astrologers keep these elements into consideration while checking a person’s horoscope.
Houses in Vedic astrology defines and divides the exact areas of a person’s life depending on his horoscope which is found out on the basis of a person’ accurate time and location and date of birth. Different houses govern different areas of life which you will find out about further in the next section.
In astrology, the 12 houses just like 12 zodiac signs create the foundation for one’s life. Together they form a 360° angle as the whole birth chart has 12 equal sections comprising each house. However, they’re not the same as the zodiacal wheel. All these houses links with a different sign. Each one represents a specific component of your life.
First House, also known as ‘Lagna’ or ‘Ascendant’. It’s the house of self since it represents you, the way you look. Basically, your physical personality which includes physical appearance, temperament, nature, body frame, childhood, health, ego and their sense to self.
It affects your life choices, sense of knowing your strengths, weaknesses. Along with your likes, dislikes and the way you might wish others to perceive through your opinions, attitude and viewpoints.
The mains parts depicted by the 1st house are the head and the face. It includes complexion, forehead, hair, brain etc. If your 1st house is weak, you may face problems like headache, acne, scars and mental illness. This house corresponds with Aries energy.
The second house is often referred to as the house of possessions. It signifies Dhana or Income which includes the finances, the belongings that you own, your possessions like car, furniture, investments etc. Using your possessions including your non-material things to the fullest also falls under the 2nd house’s realm. This house matches with Taurus.
The body organs ruled by 2nd house include tongue, teeth, eyes, mouth, nose, facial bones, upper neck and bones etc. Also, the second house does not only limits the material holdings. It also comprises of the intangible things like one’s voice. For example, if a feminine planet like Venus sits in the second house of a person’s Kundali, his/her voice would be very appealing and melodious.
Priyanka Chopra would be a great example of that. Our expert astrologers have checked her horoscope and found out that Mercury is there in its own house and is sitting with Venus which is the lord of Ascendant which makes her a good singer.
The Third house relates to Gemini. It governs the mental inclination of a person and their ability to memorize. This house also relates to journeys, brother, sister, neighbours, interests, habits, mental intelligence and communication. It rules over different modes of communication, such as media, Television, telephone, radio, writing, editing etc. All sorts of professions related to communication are included in this dominion.
The body parts third house rules include legs, hands, arms, shoulders, collar bones, lungs, and nervous system. Imbalances in the nervous system, problems of the respiratory canal, shoulder pain, fracture in the collar bone and impartial deafness like problems mainly arise out of a weak third house in your natal chart.
The fourth house in Vedic astrology relates to Cancer. It rules your houses as well as your roots, land, real estate matters, vehicles and your relation with your mother. This house is also called Bandhu Bhava in Vedic astrology as it is quite associated with the domestic happiness of a person.
The body organs governed by forth house are stomach breasts and digestive organs. And it may result in coronary problems, lungs disorder and physical ailment in breasts, chests and so on if the 4th house is weak in your horoscope.
The fifth house, also known as Putra Bhava is the house of creativity, playfulness, joy, pleasure and romance. It signifies your mental intelligence, your capability to create and innovate. The fifth house corresponds to Leo’s energy, the fifth sign in the Zodiac cycle. Since Jupiter signifies this house, which also relates to fortune, good luck, learning and optimism.
The body parts that the fifth house rules over include Heart, upper and middle back, stomach, pancreas, and spine. If the fifth house is weak in your horoscope, it may cause heart problems, spinal cord disorders, acidity, diarrhoea, stone in gall bladder etc. Plus if the house is oppressed by an air sign like Gemini or Aquarius, it may lead to mental illness or irrationality.
This house corresponds mainly with your health, wellness and your daily life routine. Surely the body you’re born with comes under the first house but the choices that you make on a daily basis, that affects your body is found in the 6th house.
6th House is also known as Ari Bhava. Ari means ‘Enemy’ and hence this house also relates to debts, obstacles, enemies and difficulties. However, a person having Rahu sat in 6th house in his birth chart is nearly impossible to defeat. It corresponds with Libra Energy. This house rules the body parts like waist, lower abdomen, kidney, navel, small intestine, the upper part of the large intestine, appendix etc. A weak 6th house may cause sicknesses like constipation, appendicitis, hernia and even psychiatric problems.
The 7th house (descendent) sits directly across from the first house (Ascendant). This house is also known as Yuvati Bhava. It’s the house of your spouse/partner. It is also the house of all kinds of partnerships including business partnership and also deals with the darker side of your relationships, the partnerships you form. Planets moving through the Seventh House help you close deals, securing the bonds by signing contracts and making things official.
As this house is ruled by Libra sign, planet Venus is the natural significator of this house that also signifies love, romance and sexuality.
It governs various body parts including Kidneys, ovaries and the lower half of the back.
8th house, also known as Randhra Bhava, rules over death, longevity and sudden events like Lottery. It is also related to wealth. Sudden losses, gains, the share of properties fall under the 8th house realm. If the Saturn is sitting in 8th house of one’s birth chart, the chances are that the person will inherit paternal property.
This house is also the house of mysteries and transformations. It can bring depression, chronic illness, miseries, lack of mental peace, imprisonment etc to the person affected. However on a positive note, the native may have strong intuitive skills and such people can also master the fields of psychology, astrology, mathematics and paranormal activities. Several various body parts governed by this sign include pelvic bones and external sexual organs.
Truth, principles, dreams and intuitions all define the ninth house. Since this house is also known as Dharma Bhava in Vedic astrology, it deals with your religious instincts, immigration, good karma, dharma, ethics, higher learnings, one’s inclination towards good deeds and charity. The 9th house corresponds with Sagittarius energy which is signified by Jupiter that makes this house the house of luck, fortune and favours.
The various parts of the body under control of this house are thighs, thigh bones, bone marrow, left leg and arterial system.
if you have a strong 9th house in your birth charts, there are high chances of travel, higher learning and foreign settlement.
10th house, also known as Karma Bhava, deals with the kind of work you do, the profession you are in, your prestige, your reputation etc. your area of occupation is defined by the planetary positions in this house. this house corresponds with the Capricorn energy and ruled by Saturn. if Saturn is in harmony with other planets in your natal chart, this planet can become the most powerful ally.
Different body parts ruled by this house are knees, kneecaps, bones and joints. A weakness of 10th house may cause health-related problems like broken knees, inflammation of joints, weakness in the body and skin allergies etc.
Labha Bhava in Vedic astrology is the house of prosperity. ‘Labha’ means gains. It’s a strong indicator of wealth and income, gain in name, fame and money, and also plays a role in determining what brings you profits. 11th House in Vedic astrology governs your social circle, your friends, acquaintances, your well-wishers and your relation with your elder brother.
11th House relates to Aquarius and Sun is the natural significator of this House. Body parts that this house governs include ankle, right leg, shin bone, left ear and left arm. A native with weak 11th house in their native chart may have to face problems of low productivity of blood, pain in legs, fracture in the lower part of the body etc.
Being the last house, the 12th house in Vedic astrology represents the ending of your life cycle and the beginning of your spiritual journeys. it is also called the house of unconscious, self- undoing and imprisonment. A weak 12th house may give the native detachment from people like separation from their partner, parents, friends and neighbours. The detachment can also be in the form of death. Mostly it governs the intangible things like intuitions, dreams, secrets and emotions because this house corresponds with Pisces energy and is ruled by Neptune planet.
The twelfth house takes care of the body organs like left eye, feet and lymphatic system.
Each planet has a different effect on your natal chart depending on what house they reside in. if you wish to know your planetary positions and its effect on your chart, you can use our Free Kundali generator.