In the horoscope cast by Nirayana system
the ascending sign is known as the 'first house
'. The next one to it
is the 'second' and so on till the 12th house.
Vedic seers have classified these houses
according to their
benefic, malefic or inter mingling qualities. The ascendant
being the first, the 4th, 7th and 10th from it are kendra
These are the foundation pillars. The next in strength are the kona
or trines viz. 5th and 9th. The next in order are Panaparas
2nd, 5th, 8th, and 11th (5th is both kona and panapara). Houses 3rd, 6th,
9th & 12th are apoklimas
( 9th is a kona also)
mean houses of 'wealth'. 2nd House is self-earning, 5th is
through children, 8th is inheritance and from unexpected sources, and 11th
is all gains. THE HOUSES 3, 6,10 AND 11 ARE ALSO CALLED OOPACHAYAS
OR HOUSES OF GROWTH. Kendras are strong houses and planets in them bestow
health, wealth, happiness and prosperity (barring some exceptions).
- Similarly the horoscope is divided into 12 Bhava
houses or mansions
. (There are number of methods of house divisions
which can be learnt from the astrological books). Late Dr B.V.Raman one of
the greatest savants of Astrology states "The twelve Bhava houses
represent the entire life history of the individual. By careful scrutiny of
planetary combinations and aspects in the 12 houses, the whole life of a
person can be predicted with sufficient accuracy. The relations and inter
relations of planetary placements must be carefully scrutinized and then
prediction ventured. Deterministic interpretation of combinations should not
Signification's of the Bhavas:
The '1st House'(Ascendant)
also known as the Tanu Bhava (Tanu means body) shows the beginning of life,
child hood, health, environment, personality, Physical appearance, Character
and the general strength of the horoscope.
DETAILED EFFECTS OF THE LORDS OF EACH BHAVA PLACED IN DIFFERENT HOUSESARE
GIVEN IN THE ASTROLOGICAL BOOKS OF BOTH ANCIENT AND MODERN WRITERS. THESE
HAVE TO BE TAKEN NOTE OF BY THE VEDIC ASTROLOGER FOR CO-ORDINATING THE
Bhava shows family, right eye, food, wealth, education,
manner and source of death, self-acquisition and optimism.
bhava Represents brothers, sisters, intelligence, courage,
Short journeys, neighbors, printing, publishing, right ear and the chest
Bhava shows Home life, Happiness, mother, relatives, Movable
and immovable assets, education, neck and shoulders.
Bhava shows intelligence, soul, Poorva punya (merits earned in
the past life), children, fame and competitive examinations.
Bhava signifies Enemies, thieves, cuts and wounds,
disappointments, miseries, sorrow, debts, Divorce, court cases, departmental
disciplinary actions, Diseases, battles etc
bhava shows Marriage, spouse, marital happiness, sexual
diseases, Diplomacy, travel, business, tact, and latent energies.
Bhava is for Longevity, sexual organs, death, legacies, Gift
and gains and unearned wealth got from races, lotteries etc, Cause of Death,
wills, disgrace, degradation, defeat, insult, sorrow, servants and
Bhava indicates Godliness, righteousness, preceptor or the
Guru, Father, Grand children, Metaphysical studies, Intuition,
religiousness, charity, Law, Judiciary, philosophy, Science and literature,
press Media and publications, lasting fame, leadership, long journeys and
Bhava signifies Occupation, Rank, Honor, success, Means of
lively hood, self-respect, religious knowledge and dignity.
Bhava speaks of Means of Gains, accomplishments, friends
and helping people, personality, ornaments, Freedom from misery and pain.
Bhava shows Misery, Loss, expenditure, Waste, extravagance,
sympathy, Renunciation, emancipation (moksha), Forced confinements like in
hospitals, asylums, jails etc. Permanent residence abroad.