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The Significance of Houses in Astrology
In astrology, houses are a fundamental component of the birth chart that represent different areas of life. There are 12 houses, each associated with a specific zodiac sign and planetary ruler. The first house represents the self, while the second house relates to personal possessions and finances..
In ancient astrology, the houses were referred to as “watches,” based on periods of time throughout the 24 hours of a day. The watches were linked to our everyday lives based on the Sun rising and setting—or, in reality, the daily rotation of the Earth around the Sun. They began the moment the Sun rose (ascendant and the 1st house), reached its peak at midday (tenth house), began to set (seventh house), and disappeared into the night (fourth house)..
Ancient astrologers assigned aspects of life to each house by observing categories of life through the hours in a day. These 24 hours split into 12 houses represent the “landscape of life,” a term offered by psychological astrologer Howard Sasportas. They are categories of reality, both inner and outer. A snapshot of the cosmos at the moment of your birth is depicted in what is called a natal chart or a birth chart. Within your natal chart, you will find a circular map split into 12 slices. These slices are the houses. As we start to bring the houses into the picture, our inner astrology starts to make sense in the context of our actual lives. From this perspective, the houses can be seen as celestial instructions to unfold one’s dharma, or purpose, showing the roadmap of our higher Self. Are you here to communicate (third house) and teach (ninth house)? Or do you have an innate calling to build communities (eleventh house)? The placements of signs and planets within the houses upon the moment of your birth show us.
The Trikonas have their own meanings. For Profession – 2-6-10; for Marriage – 2-7-11; for Child Birth – 2-5-11 and for Foreign Land – 3-9-12.
4-8-12 is called as the graveyard of all planets. Here, the wealth is hidden. 8th is the Mystery House – through this House, one can get unearned income. 12th is the House of Expenditures and Investments. 2-6-10 – 10th House signifies the name and fame earned through profession. 6th House signifies day to day work. Without work, one cannot have name-fame and dhana! 2nd House signifies dhana or income. Even if all these Houses are spoilt, the 10th House never lets a person down – at least not for 2 square meals, if one works sincerely and honestly. That is why we never find any ordinary worker also sleeping hungry at night 3-7-11 – For business success, one requires sincere efforts, and help from the 7th House of Connections and the 11th House of Gains. The 3rd House signifies communications with people represented through the 7th House, through whom you will acquire gains (the 11th House). 3-9-12 – Without any of these 3 Houses activated, one cannot go abroad