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Astrology & The Ruling Houses

Aug 17, 2007
Astrology is a science that describes the effects of the heavenly bodies upon the human characteristics, their lives and their humdrum affairs.

A chart indicating the position of the sun, the moon and the seven planets in relation to the earth and to the zodiac of a person at the point of his, is what we call the Horoscope.

The 12 houses of the horoscope that govern a man's life, in its different aspects are as follows:

1. Ascendant: The first house, which mundanely is Aries. The ruling planet of this house is Mars. The significance of this house is an individual's physical appearance like his personality, body, environment and other outward aspects. The head and the face are ruled by this house and the degree of activity is determined.

2. House of Wealth: The second house, which mundanely is Taurus. The ruling planet is Venus. It signifies our financial circumstances, profit or loss or damage and all our movable goods. This house rules our throat and neck and determines the degree of prosperity and wealth.

3. The House of Relatives: The third house, which represents Gemini and is ruled over by the planet Mercury. As the name reflects, this house signifies brothers, sisters, relatives, neighbors, family, the environment in which we live, short journeys, the degree of mentality and the perception and adaptability of an individual. It rules the shoulders, hands, arms and fingers.

4. The House of Home: The fourth house, which mundanely is Cancer and is ruled over by the Moon. Significance of this house is the father or mother, the inherited tendencies, the environment during early childhood and old age. The ruling parts of this house are the stomach and breasts and determine the native relation s with our mom and dad.

5. The House of Pleasure: The fifth house representing Leo is ruled By the Sun. It signifies love affairs, entertainment, speculation and children of an individual. The heart and the back are ruled by this house and determine the relative success and failure of an individual in his/her love affairs and marriages.

6. The House of Health: The sixth house, which mundanely is Virgo. The ruling planet of this house is Mercury. It signifies the healthy aspects like needs, afflictions and care of the body, servants, inferiors, dress and hygiene. It rules the intestines and solar plexus and determines the native's health and his ability to get on with servants and his inferiors.

7. The House of Marriage: The seventh house which is Libra and is ruled over by Venus. As the name implies, it signifies marriage, business, the veins and the kidneys are ruled by this house and it determines the degree of success and happiness the individual derives through marriage and partnerships and also the type of enemies he may possibly have.

8. The House of Death: The eighth house i.e. Scorpio and the ruling planet is Mars. The inheritance, legacies, wills and the goods of deed of an individual is signified through this house. It rules the organs of generation and determines the type of health of an individual.

9. The House of Religion and Philosophy: The ninth house, which mundanely is Sagittarius and is ruled by Jupiter. It signifies religion, philosophy, long journeys and also the relation with foreigners. It rules over abstract thought, dreams and visions and determines the religious and philosophical beliefs of an individual.

10. The House of Business and Honour: The tenth house i.e. Capricorn which is ruled over by Saturn. Ambition, fame, worldly position, power, promotion and elevation are signified through this house. It rules the skeleton and the knees and determines the degree of success in business.

11. The House of Friends: The eleventh house which mundanely is Aquarius. The ruling planet is Uranus which signifies friendship and aspirations of an individual. It rules the legs and ankles.

12. The House of Secret-Enemies: The final and the twelfth house which mundanely is Pisces. The ruling planet is Neptune and it signifies unseen difficulties, impairment of the senses, forced or otherwise secret enemies of an individual. It rules the extremities and determines the amount of freedom.
About the Author
Apart from the normal day-to-day office work, astrology and occults tend to interest Abhishek Lodha a lot. In his astrological website there is a forum which discusses astrological planets and houses which explains the planetary effects on your life.
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