In Vedic astrology, the houses are known as bhavas or fields of action where the different areas of life are highlighted. Houses join the planets and signs as the building blocks on which chart analysis derives.
The houses are directly related to the time of birth. The first house (lagna) holds the point of the zodiac that is rising on the eastern horizon at birth.
The lagna, or ascendant, is the single most important indicator in Vedic astrology of the charts potential. The 12 houses are usually divided equally throughout the day which means every 2 hours a new ascendant will rise.
The Lagna, which is the first house, represents the self, body and personality. Read more
Dhana means wealth and the second house represents acquisition and finances. Read more
The third house shows individual self expression and the effort we put out to accomplish things. Read more
The fourth house represents our home and can reveal our state of mind and inner feelings. Read more
The fifth house is a house of creativity and governs education, entertainment and artistic talent. Read more
The sixth house is a house of karmic difficulties but can also represent healing and service to others. Read more
The seventh house represents others and rules partnerships, attachments, married life and business. Read more
The eighth house is a house of transformation and change. Read more
The ninth is the house of grace and good fortune. It is considered to be the most auspicious house and can bring sudden prosperity. Read more
The tenth house represents the action we take in this life in order to fulfill our life direction. Read more
Labha means profit and the eleventh house is a house of gain and fulfillment. Read more
Vyaya Bhava is the twelfth house and literally means expenditure house. The twelfth house is also a house of both endings and liberation. Read more
The Sun (Surya) represents both the ego and the Soul in an individual's chart.