First House in Astrology

              Astrology First House Key words 

 I have expanded on this article from many more sources and will be adding up more info in it as times permits. So it is not not complete yet but much more has to be added to it.

 According to Western Astrology following are the keywords for the first house…..

The 1st house affects the appearance and the personality, as it is perceived by the outside world. The rising sign is the degree and sign that marks the cusp of the 1st house and coincides with the first independent breath we take. This is why exact birth time is so critical in casting a natal chart; the chart’s very structure depends on the time and location of birth.

These are the keywords for first house.

The First House is about identity and how other’s see you. This house also rules the personality, attitude, how you see the world, how you look, appearances, your worldly outlook, and self-awareness and how you respond. It describes how you see yourself and how others see you. It can also describe your physical appearance. Other keywords include: the self, ego, anima, projected image, expression of inner motivation, soul purpose, initial approach to life, the aura.Identity,habits, physical characteristics that others see first.

The self , personality, the body, appearance, ego, attitudes, physical health and vitality, self-regard, and what inspires you.The body, vitality, health, and energy, Very early childhood, Outer personality, Survival Mode.

The first house also tells how we begin things, particularly how we present ourselves. With Leo on the cusp, we present ourselves in a grand manner. With Virgo, we do so in a detailed and critical manner, in the service of others. With Aquarius, we do so in an indifferent and intellectual manner.

In Medical Astrology

In Medical Astrology, by association of the natural order of the signs, the first house governs the head, brain, eyes, face, muscles, pineal gland. The Ascendant in medical astrology is indicative of the general health and constitution.Upper lip, and upper jaw, cerebrum (brain).

In Mundane Astrology

First House: the nation as a whole, the nation’s first impression or image, general national characteristics, the national myths, the projected personality and interests of the nation’s people.

In Horary Astrology

The querent (person asking the question). The querent’s general vitality and life force. It may also describe the querent’s appearance or temperament. It is considered the ‘ship that you sail in’.

In Indian Jyotish or Astrology

Physical stature, color, form and shape, constitution, health, vitality and vigor, natural dispositions and tendencies, personality and struggle for life, honor, dignity, prosperity, general well being, head, upper part of the face, virtues, longevity, start in life and an idea about the general structure of life.

In Indian Prasana Jyotish or Horary Astrology

According to a classical book on Indian Prasana Sastra or Indian Horary Vallabha by Varaha Mihira

Following are the significations of first house in horary astrology.

Health, honor, qualities, nature, conduct, age, state, caste, purity, happiness, misery, expression, form, color, wife of nephew – all these are to be judged from the first house.

Houses in Jyotish from BPHS

Houses or Bhavas Chapter from BPHS

I have taken following info from Houses the translation of Brihat Parashar Hora of Maharishi Parashar translated to English by R Santhanam.

This book according to majority Indian Astrologers is the most important book on the Jyotish. As majority of the Jyotish books were written following the Parashari School of Thought.

It is thought to be written 3000 to 2500 years before. So its a primary source on Jyotish. So we have taken the chapter from this book which deals with the Significations of different houses in Jyotish according to most authoritative Jyotishis of Past.

Hope this knowledge will be helpful to some beginners student to understand the ocean of Jyotish.

Ch. 11. Judgment of Houses

O Maharishi Parashara,

I have come to know of the evils and antidotes thereof from you.

Please tell me, what is to be deduced from each House.

Indications of 1st House.

Maharishi Parashar replies. Physique, appearance, intellect (or the organ of intelligence, i.e. brain), complexion of the body, vigor, weakness, happiness, grief and innate nature are all to be guessed through the ascending Rasi or Ascendant or First house.

Indications of 2nd House.

Wealth, grains (food etc.), family, death, enemies, metals, precious stones etc. are to be understood through 2nd House.

Indications of 3rd House.

From 3rd House know of the following: valor, servants (attending etc.), brothers, sisters etc., initiatory instructions (Upadesha), journey and parents death.

Indications of 4th House.

Conveyances, relatives, mother, happiness, treasure, lands and buildings are to be consulted through 4th House.

Indications of 5th House.

The learned should deduce from 5th House amulets, sacred spells, learning, knowledge, sons, royalty (or authority), fall of position etc.

Indications of 6th House.

Maternal uncle, doubts about death, enemies, ulcers, step-mother etc. are to be estimated from 6th House.

Indications of 7th House.

Wife, travel, trade, loss of sight, death etc. be known from 7th House.

Indications of 8th House.

8th House indicates longevity, battle, enemies, forts, wealth of the dead and things, that have happened and are to happen (in the past and future births).

Indications of 9th House.

Fortunes, wife’s brother, religion, brothers wife, visits to shrines etc. be known from 9th House.

Indications of 10th House.

Royalty (authority), place, profession (livelihood), honour, father, living in foreign lands and debts are to be understood from 10th House.

Indications of 11th House.

All articles, sons wife, income, prosperity, quadrupeds etc. are to be understood from 11th House.

Indications of 12th House.

From 12th House, one can know about expenses, history of enemies, ones own death etc.

What is Astrology Part 1

What is Astrology

Astrology, the Science of the Stars

Astrology literally means “the Science of the Stars”, from the Greek astrologia: astron (constellation; star) and logia (study of; ordering principle; utterance). It contains both the idea of an organised body of knowledge of the cosmos, along with the way the stars “speak” to us, or give meaning to our lives [see Is Astrology Scientific]. A person who practices astrology is called an astrologer. A very ancient, but still vital discipline, from the most earlier civilisations we see that ppl believed that the planets, stars and other celestial phenomena like Eclipses and comets have an influence on our lives.

Astrology and astronomy have in modern times become separate studies, though for most of human history they were two sides of the same coin. We see that great astronomers like Tycho Brahae, Johanes Kepler and Geleleo also used Astrology for predicting influential ppl lives and also for weather predictions. For details you can read my articles on all three of them. Beside them we see a long line of Muslim scholars who were both Astrologer and Astronomer. I be writing about them in details in future.

Exploring ourselves, our relationships and our place within the world, astrology has found that the symbolic relationships between the heavenly bodies are significant, and can be seen as a map to human destiny. This is also expressed in the hermetic maxim: As Above, So Below.

Astrology can give us insight into all manner of situations, from the personal to the political and from the most intimate to the most mundane. Because astrologers generally take a holistic view of the world, we can see that there is a spiritual connection between all things, even the planets, stars and us.

To find the actual cosmic influences on events, character, and relationships, an astrologer first draw up a chart, or horoscope based on your Time of Birth, Date of birth and Place of birth.

He uses this horoscope filled with symbols of signs and planets position on the earth, this symbolic map of the heavens is like a snapshot of the cosmic influences at work on that specific place at that particular moment in time. These influences will be expressed in whatever person or event is being born right there and then. The astrologer’s job is to interpret the meaning of the symbols in the chart and to place these influences in an appropriate context, with relation to its subject based on the observations of thousands of years by many generations of astrologers all over the world. Continue reading