Bhavas (Houses)

by Lina Elisabeth Preston 2 min read

Vedic Houses (Bhavas)

Understanding The Houses In Vedic Astrology

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.

1st House (Lagna)

The Lagna, which is the first house, represents the self, body and personality. Read more

2nd House (Dhana Bhava)

Dhana means wealth and the second house represents acquisition and finances. Read more

3rd House (Bhatru Bhava)

The third house shows individual self expression and the effort we put out to accomplish things. Read more

4th House (Matri Bhava)

The fourth house represents our home and can reveal our state of mind and inner feelings. Read more

5th House (Putra Bhava)

The fifth house is a house of creativity and governs education, entertainment and artistic talent. Read more

6th House (Ari Bhava)

The sixth house is a house of karmic difficulties but can also represent healing and service to others. Read more

7th House (Jaya Bhava)

The seventh house represents others and rules partnerships, attachments, married life and business. Read more

8th House (Ayu Bhava) 

The eighth house is a house of transformation and change. Read more

9th House (Dharma Bhava)

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

10th House (Karma Bhava)

The tenth house represents the action we take in this life in order to fulfill our life direction. Read more

11th House (Labha Bhava)

Labha means profit and the eleventh house is a house of gain and fulfillment. Read more

12th House (Vyaya Bhava)

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

Lina Elisabeth Preston
Lina Elisabeth Preston

Lina Elisabeth Preston has been doing astrological consultations for 20 years. She is a certified Jyotish Visharada and member and practitioner with the Council of Vedic Astrology. Lina also works with vedic gemstones. A long time meditator and disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, Lina lives with her husband Binay at Ananda Village, a spiritual community in Northern California. Lina and Binay founded their business Northern Lights in 1990.

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