The 11th house in astrology shows highest desires and its fulfillments. As long as you have desires, you will keep getting reincarnated in this world. The ambitions and desires will make you work harder to create your own little world with family, friends and social circle. It is a beneficial house because it sees the bigger picture in life. It creates hopes and aspirations and inspires us in realising bigger goals.
Areas represented by the 11th House
Wealth, Profits, Prosperity, Gains, desires, social life, friends, accomplishments, fulfilments, abundance, network, elder siblings, friends, rewards, hope, aspirations, dreams, ambitions, philanthropy, charity works, donation.
11th House in Vedic Astrology
The 11th house is called ‘labha sthana’ or house of gains. It is one of the ‘Kama houses’, that means house of desires. This house shows the kind of passion and desires one will have towards anything and also shows the fulfilment of those dreams.
The 11th house of the natal chart is ruled by the sign Aquarius (Kumbha Rasi) and its ruler is Saturn. In the 11th house, most of the planets do well.
Role of the 11th House in Astrology
Like the 2nd house (food ) nourishes the 1st house (body), the desires and ambitions of the 11th house will help you grow in the profession of the 10th house. The 11th house creates the ambition and desire to enhance the power of the 10th house. It creates larger goals and aspirations in life and makes you work harder. It shows your inherent dreams and cravings. It also creates confidence and optimism within you and makes you believe in your potential to achieve those dreams. That is the reason, in the horoscopes of most of the self-made successful people, you will see a very strong 11th house.
An auspicious 11th house will make you happy and content. You will be practical in assessing dreams and reality and make your 10th house very productive. When the 11th house is afflicted, it will induce negativity into the 10th house and thereby take you in the wrong path. Moreover, afflicted planets in this house can make you pessimistic and narrow-minded.
The 11th house is called the House of Gains/Profits and Fulfilments
It shows your attitude and potential in accumulating income and profits. Generally, it is regarded as the house of profits. But it is not about how much money you have in your account. It is more about your outlook on money and earning methods. It just creates the goals and induces the 10th house to work towards achieving those objectives.
For example, a strong 11th house will give you investment ideas. You will use those ideas and put them into action in the 10th house. But again, the result will depend on the luck factor of the 9th house (11th to 11th house) also. So, we have to see the houses in totality.
Also, remember the 11th house is the opposite of the 5th house of intelligence and creativity. It uses creativity of the 5th house to achieve your larger financial goals. It also signifies profits and gains through speculation and business. As the 5th house represents speculative ventures, the 11th will show the gains acquired through these kinds of business.
The 11th House Represents Society
The Eleventh house represents your surroundings. You will interact with the society through the 11th house. It is the house of social activities.
In astrology, the 3rd house deals with self effort to achieve personal ambitions. The 7th house represents partnerships with like minded people to achieve bigger goals. The 11th house signifies collaborating with bigger groups to create social impact.
In the 3rd house, it is the effort of an individual to achieve personal goals. When it comes to the 7th house, we create partnerships with few closed ones, to fulfil materialistic ambitions. Generally, these partnerships are bound by certain contracts, agreements or negotiations. Through this partnership, you will form an alliance with like minded people for mutual benefit. However, when it comes to the 11th house, the goals and ambitions are wider. Here, we will associate with a group or larger section to achieve bigger objectives.
This house allows you to work with social groups of similar interests. It represents all community gatherings, laughter clubs, kitty party groups, hobby circles, political gatherings, spiritual associations, group of sports enthusiasts or any other network groups of like-minded individuals. Supporters for politicians, fans of celebrities also come under the 11th house.
The 11th House Shows Your Friend Circle
11th is the house of social circles including friends and colleagues. Based on the condition of this house, the circumference of your social circle is determined. The strength of this house will determine your skills in making friendship. It also shows the kind of friends and associates you will come across in life. It shows your networking skills and the way you interact with people around you.
Planets in the 11th house will impact the kind of friends in your life. When your 11th house gets afflicted, you tend to get into contact with negative people. If the house is more severely impacted, it may lead you to perform anti-social activities.
The 11th House Indicate Favours
The Eleventh house along with the 10th house, shows the ability to get the favours from those with authority and influence. Sometimes, you require help from people of higher authority like politicians or anyone with the power of influence to make things easy. Getting help at the right time is also very important. So, the right planetary placement and favourable dasa period should be there in the horoscope.
The 11th House Signify Philanthropy
It reveals your philanthropic nature. All the charity work and donations for the welfare of the society can be seen here. 11th is the 6th from the 6th house. While the 6th house represents doing something manually, the 11th house gives financial assistance in performing charitable activities.
Even the 12th house represents doing charitable work. The 12th house is more refined and spiritual in nature. The charity done in the 11th house is goal based and contains selfish intentions.
The 11th House represents rewards and achievements
The Eleventh house also signifies rewards and achievements of your work. 11th is the 6th from the 6th house. So, it serves as a reward for services rendered in the 6th and 10th houses. If the Sun is connected with this house, then there may be a chance of recognition from the Government organizations.
Drawbacks of the 11th House
Generally, it is considered that the 11th house is a very beneficial house. Interestingly, if you take any ascendant, the 11th house ruler is mostly an enemy or at most a neutral planet to the ascendant lord.
This may be because the ambitions and desires are good only till certain limits. Otherwise, over ambitions will always create tensions and frustrations. It may create jealousy and hatred. Also. on a societal point of view, generally, society is very cruel in nature. People are always ready to judge and pull you down with every opportunity.
But, we cannot reject 11th house as we have to live with the society. When the 11th house lord is wrongly placed or aspected by afflicted planets, then one may face social rejection or may become the victim of social harassment. However, the same 11th house gives an opportunity to change the environment and make a difference to society.
Planets in the 11th house
Jupiter and Mercury are the significators for the 11th house. Jupiter is a planet of expansion, and it feels very comfortable in this house. Most of the planets in the 11th house perform well, provided they are not afflicted. Every planet exerts different kinds of energy into the 11th house. For example, the Sun in this house will make you desire to be a leader of the masses. Rahu in this house may create an obsession to hoard money.
Ideally, it is great to have the ruler of the 11th house in the following places - exalted position, own house, friendly house, in kendra/kona or associated with ascendant/benefic planets. Along with this, strong and positive planets in the 11th house will uplift the house.
Body Parts and Diseases Related to the 11th House
Body parts represented by the eleventh house are legs, left ear, left arm, teeth, ankle. Diseases connected with his house are cramps in the leg, gangrene, any other problem with the legs, thrombosis in the leg region, problems in the left ear.
The 11th House in Mundane Astrology
The Eleventh house in astrology represents the legislative body of Government, parliament, legislators in the parliament, stock exchanges, foreign affairs, banks, foreign exchanges etc.