(Last Updated on : 13/06/2012)
Twelve Houses in Horoscope describes an individual`s life. The twelve houses bear their individual ruling planet, their meaning and their related zodiac sign. The entire life aspects and qualities of the person are recorded in the twelve houses of a horoscope. The houses are also known as `Sthanas` or `Bhavas`. From the point of view of the birth of the individual, i.e. the exact location of the birth, and the exact time when the sky or zodiac belt was perceived, is drawn out in the form of twelve houses. Each zodiac occupies a specific house of the chart. Twelve houses in Horoscope are Lagnasthan or Tanusthan, Dhanasthan or Kutumbsthan, Bhatrusthan or Parakramsthan,
Matrusthan or Sukhasthan, Vidyasthan or Putrasthan, Ripusthan or Rogsthan,
Bharyasthan or Marakasthan, Mrityusthan, Bhagyasthan, Karmasthan, Labhasthan,
This house is also known as the rising sign or ascent. This house happens to be the most important placement in the chart. It is indicative of an individual`s life in general. Looking at the house, one can figure out the physical appearance of the person, his basic instincts, health, longevity, nature, and the basic vitality with which the person will live his life. In short, it defines the significant constituents of body and mind. In a human body, the house governs Head and face. The zodiac sign of this house is Aries
and its planetary ruler is Mars planet
This house is also known as the house of wealth. The financial state of a person can be well analyzed by studying this house. Family and relations within the family are also controlled by this potion. Early stages of life, servants and domestic comforts are also ruled by it. Physically, the house influences an individual`s throat and eyesight. Speech is also one of the gifts of this house. The zodiac sign of the second house is Taurus
and the planetary ruler is Venus planet
It is also known as the house of courage. Whether a man will stick to the mediocre routine life, or he or she will explore new avenues of life and success, can be well deduced from this house. This house rules courage, self-esteem, stamina, intelligence and also younger siblings. It also depicts writing skills, aspects of clothes and jewellery, along with prospects of short journeys. Physically, this house governs right ear, arms and shoulder. Gemini
is the zodiac sign of this house and its planetary ruler is Mercury planet
It tells about one`s mother and the concerned person`s relationship with her. This house in general denotes prosperity, domestic surroundings and happiness. A person`s old age, private and public affairs and inheritance can also be determined from this house. This house defines an individual`s breasts, chests, lungs and stomach. The zodiac sign of this house in horoscope is Cancer
and the planetary ruler is Moon planet
This house is known as the house of education. It defines an individual`s prospects in education and children. Other than that, this house also govern a person`s intellect and luck. It is also the house of spirituality and pleasures of the world. In the human body, this bhava takes care of the liver, heart and spleen. The zodiac sign associated with this house is known as Leo
and the Sun planet
is the planetary ruler.
This house is regarded as the house of challenges. This house tells the stories of a person`s enemies, health and service life. It indicates about one`s possibilities of indulging in litigations. The connections of an individual with uncles and aunts are also defined by it. Debts, mental worries, accidents or thefts are also the speciality of this house. Physically, the house influences kidney, uterus, intestine and anus. The sixth house in horoscope is having Virgo
as its zodiac sign and the planetary ruler of this house is Mercury.
It is an important house defining a person`s spouse and conjugal happiness. It talks about how smooth or hard relationships an individual will have in life. That includes one`s prospects in business partnerships as well. This house also discusses about the reputation and honours a person may gain in a foreign country. This house in horoscope rules the external sex organs. It has Libra
and Venus as its zodiac sign and planetary ruler respectively.
This house in horoscope indicates diseases, obstacles and death. It also determines mental pains, sources of illegal income, the mode by which an individual will die, and chances of imprisonment. This is the place through which longevity of one`s life can also be estimated. Scrotum, seminal vesicles, pelvis and external genitals are at the understanding of this particular house. This house is having Scorpio
as its zodiac sign and the planetary ruler is Pluto.
Wisdom, reputation, wealth and higher learning are all the gifts of this house. This house offers an individual with prosperity and foresightedness. How deep a person goes in religion and faith is also well described by this house in horoscope. It is an important house in order to cultivate the best rewards in life. The planetary ruler of the ninth house is Jupiter planet
and the zodiac sign of this house is Sagittarius
It is also known as the house of work. This house defines father, professional life and overall status a person achieves in his or her lifetime. Honour, authority and power are defined by an individual`s occupation and other worldly activities. All theses correlated aspects are also analyzed by judging this house. It describes about the responsibilities an individual would take up in this life, and fruits harvested by it. In the human body, this house governs joints, knees, back, bones and hair. The zodiac sign of the tenth house is Capricorn
and the planetary ruler of this house is Saturn planet
This house talks about a person`s income, monetary gains and accumulated wealth. Honour and social success also succeeds the above-mentioned qualities, hence these are also defined here. Along with that, this house indicates about an individual`s love affairs, friends and his or her emotional attachments. Elder brothers and sisters, and one`s relationship with them can also be judged by studying this house. In the human body, the eleventh house rules legs, teeth, left ear and ankles. The planetary ruler of this house is Uranus planet and the zodiac sign is Aquarius
Private enemies, expenditures, pleasures of bed, charity, sorrow, losses and debts are defined by this house. Although it is the house of expenditure, it is not necessary to be in terms of loss, the money can also be spent in form of charity, investments and gifts. It is the last house of horoscope, hence is also known to describe about reincarnation and nirvana. Travels and difficult works are also defined over here. In a human body, the house rules left eye and feet. The zodiac sign of the twelfth house is Pisces
and the planetary ruler is Neptune.
As per quadrant system the twelve planets are grouped into three houses called Angular.