A Breakdown of the House Structure

Meanings, Indicators and Associations

 

1st House – Life Purpose – Dharma
Attributes of the 1st House — The Head – Third Eye, ‘The Crown’

  • Personal self, ego
    Character: disposition, tendencies, conduct
    Strength: will power, well-being, happiness
    Dignity: self-esteem, self-love, confidence

House Indicator – Sun

Associations

  • Father, the soul, ego, power and ambition
    dignity, vitality, self-reliance, authority
    Vocation: professional status and popularity
    the eyes, vision, the heart and the eastern direction

2nd House – Wealth Matters – Artha
Attributes of the 2nd House — Face / Mouth / Tongue / Eyes / Ears

  • Money: wealth, finances
    Knowledge: education, educators and speech
    Imagination: truthfulness, tendency to lie
    Family Life: domestic happiness

House Indicator – Jupiter

Associations

  • Money, wealth, prosperity, luck, fortune, children
    religion, philosophy, faith, devotion, spirituality
    charity, benevolence, compassion, wisdom, morality
    gurus, religious teachers and northeast direction

3rd House – Desires – Kama
Attributes of the 3rd House — Throat / Arms / Shoulders / Lungs

  • One’s own efforts and adventures, siblings, all desires,
    life energy, excitement, initiative, motivation, courage,
    voice, singing, fine arts, musicians, actors, theater,
    letters, writings, journals, and all communications

House Indicator – Mars

Associations

  • Brothers and sisters (except eldest)
    courage, bravery, heroic deeds, ambitions, desire,
    physical strength, forcefulness, aggressiveness,
    fights, temper, passion, energy, sex,
    property and the southern direction

4th House – Final Liberation – Moksha
Attributes of the 4th House — The Heart / Spine ‘Emotional Center’

  • Mother, happiness and contentment, passions
    fixed assets, land, real estate, comfort
    Luxuries: cars, boats, planes, conveyances
    Endings: the close of life

House Indicator – Moon / Mercury

Associations of Moon

  • Mother, females, emotions, fluctuations, fertility
    The mind: Common sense, memory, mass consciousness
    northwestern direction

Associations of Mercury

  • Intelligence: Education, learning, speech, communication
    Conscious Mind: analytical ability, commerce and trade
    northern direction

5th House – Life Purpose – Dharma
Attributes of the 5th House — Solar plexus / Abdomen / Torso / Spleen

  • Children, the mind, intelligence, our sense of destiny
    speculation, gambling, investments
    Love affairs: romance, love from spouse
    authority, government, morals and charity

House Indicator – Jupiter
Associations

  • Money, wealth, prosperity, fortune, luck, children
    religion, philosophy, faith, devotion, wisdom, truthfulness
    Long distance travel: foreigners, foreign affairs
    meditation, astrology, gurus, and northeast direction

6th House – Wealth Matters – Artha
Attributes of the 6th House — Liver / Stomach / Kidneys / Intestines

  • Health, illness, disease
    enemies, competitors, foes, jealous people
    daily detail and service jobs, subordinates, employees, tenants
    Litigations: tendency to be charged in court cases

House Indicator – Mars / Saturn
Associations -Mars

  • Builders, designers, engineers, surgeons (in relation to jobs)
    motivation, physical strength, aggressiveness (to overcome enemies)

Associations – Saturn

  • Construction work, carpentry, tedious work, mining and bricklaying,
    adversity, discipline, responsibility, chronic diseases, organizations

7th House – Desires – Kama
Attributes of the 7th House — The Hips and Pelvic region

  • The spouse, married life
    All partnerships and relations with other people
    sexual passions, veins and loins, residence in foreign countries and courts

House Indicator – Venus
Associations

  • Marriage, love matters and romance
    happiness, our appreciation of beauty
    sensuality, passion, sexual pleasure
    reproductive system, semen, and southeastern direction

8th House – Final Liberation – Moksha
Attributes of the 8th House — Outer Genitals and Anus

  • Life, longevity, means and experience of death
    wills & trusts, insurance benefits, other people’s money
    sexual strength, attractiveness, occult subjects, secretive matters, intuition

House Indicator – Saturn
Associations

  • Longevity, death, accidents, chronic diseases
    restriction, denial, delays
    leadership, wisdom born of experience, humility, sincerity
    spirituality, perfection, highest human qualities
    ascetics, monks and hermits

9th House – Life Purpose – Dharma
Attributes of the 9th house — Thighs

  • The Father, gurus, spiritual teachers, elders
    luck, fortune, solution to problems
    religion, philosophy, wisdom, all higher knowledge & education
    faith, worship, law and long distance travel

House Indicator – Jupiter / Sun
Associations – Jupiter

  • Religion, philosophy, faith, devotion, spirituality
    charity, benevolence, compassion, wisdom, morality
    gurus, religious teachers, law and legal affairs
    long distance travel, foreigners, foreign affairs

Associations – Sun

  • Father, the soul, authority, dignity

10th House – Wealth Matters – Artha
Attributes of the 10th House — Knees

  • Career, professional activities
    fame, honor, status, worldly power
    good deeds, activities which benefit society
    authority figures, eminent persons, government officials

House Indicator – Saturn / Sun / Mercury / Jupiter
Associations – Saturn

  • Leadership, discipline, responsibility

Associations – Sun

  • Authority, vocation, professional status

Associations – Mercury

  • Intelligence, analytical ability, commerce and trade

Associations – Jupiter

  • Wealth, prosperity, dedication, higher education

11th House – Desires – Kama
Attributes of the 11th house — Calves/Shins

  • Major goals, ambitions and desires, opportunities
    Eldest sibling, paternal uncle
    Gains and profits by any means, sudden financial fluctuation
    Supplemental monies, wealth from sideline jobs or ventures

House Indicators – Jupiter

Associations

  • Wealth, prosperity, opportunity
    optimism, speculation

12th House – Final Liberation – Moksha
Attributes of the 12th house — Feet

  • Expenses, waste, debts, misfortune, confinement
    self-realization, enlightenment, salvation,
    unknown places, foreign travel, life in remote countries
    hospitals, prisons, secret enemies
    sexual Pleasure

House Indicator – Saturn

Associations

  • Longevity, death, accidents, chronic diseases
    spirituality, perfection, highest human qualities
    detachment, sorrow
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