The entire natal chart or horoscope is divided into 12 parts, known as Houses. Each house consists of 30°. Each house has its own characteristics.
Please note that the houses are divisions of the birth chart, whereas the signs are divisions of the zodiac, although both consist of 30° each.
The entire life is represented in these 12 houses. The Ist house is always located under Ascendant or Rising Sign. Ascendant is the rising sign at the time of birth of an individual. This is calculated mathematically and varies in each case according to date, time and place of a particular birth.
For example, for a particular birth Ascendant is Virgo (6). The skeleton horoscope, with 6 in the top centre and succeeding signs placed anti-clockwise is shown in the margin.
Angular/Kendra Houses : I, IV, VII, X
Planets posited in Angular houses are the strongest, then the planets in Trine houses, then the planets in Succedent houses and then the planets in Cadent houses. Houses VI, VIII and XII are always considered evil houses.
Names of Houses
Following are the names of Houses:
I Ascendant (Lagna or Tanu Bhav)
Significators (Karka) of Houses
Significance of Houses
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