There are twelve
signs in the natural Zodiac and 12 houses in the
horoscope. All affairs
of human life are divided into 12 classes and each class
of affair is in the domain of one or the other house of
Out of the 12 houses the first house or the lagna is the
most important of them all. Being the first house all the
subsequent houses stand in relation to it. Every thing
depends upon the strength or otherwise of this house.
Kitab states that the house is the house of struggle between
Maya and Jiva or the soul and matter. In other words it is the
house of struggle to get liberation from the shakles of Maya.
It is the throne of the ruler. The achievements or failures of
the native depend largely upon this house. In Lal Kitab this
house also stands for education, intelligence and longevity.
Mars is the ruler of the house. Sun is the natural
significator. In fact Sun represents the human soul and
vitality in the physical body.
House No. 1
posited in house No. 1 aspects the planets in house No. 7 and
unburdens itself to some extent provided the house No. 7 is
occupied and not vacant. If this house is vacant the planets
in house No. 1 become inert. This is also true if the lagna is
not occupied. The lagna house becomes inactive or weak. This
house has a relationship with house No. 11. If the latter is
unoccupied the planet in lagna gives good results. If there
are a two or more planet in lagna Venus becomes the judge to
decide about the nature of results. In other words Venus gets
importance if there are two or more planets in the lagna.
Incidentally, house No. 2 is the Dharmasthana or the place of
worship. Venus is its ruler. It is but natural that our own
deeds or misdeeds come to play their part in the struggle for
House No. 2
House No. 2
stands is the Dharmasthana or the place of worship. It also
has the portfolios of wealth, education, honour and mind. This
is the house that stands for the fruits of the karmas or the
deeds and misdeeds of the native. Here is the seat of Jupiter
the jagat Guru or the preceptor of the world at large.
House No. 9 is considered to be the ocean of Karmas. It is
from house No. 9 that the winds laden with water of the Karmas
rise and pour it on house No. 2. For good results of House No.
2 the house No. 8 should be vacant or unoccupied. The results
are likely to be better if house No. 2 is also vacant. This
may appear strange but every thing becomes clear if we go by
the assumptions of Lal Kitab. Planets in house No. 2 are
aspected by the planets in house 2 aspect the planets in house
No. 6. If houses 2, 6 and 8 are all occupied the poison of
house No. 8 shall be transferred to house No. 6 through the
agency of the aspect of the planets in house No. 2. If houses
2 and 8 are both vacant there is no question of compounding
the troubles of 6th house.
House No. 2 gets its strength from house No. 4. Wherever there
is a severe onslaught of misfortunes from house No. 9 due to
the weakness of Dharmasthana or the Jagatguru or Venus, house
No. 4, comes to rescue. In times of adversities we should look
towards the strength of 4th house, its lord the natural
significator or Karaka Moon who stands for mother as well as
mortality and mind. Perhaps mother's blessings may help the
native tide over his/her difficulties.
House No. 3
refers to house No. 3 as the times of exit from this world and
the gateway of exit. In other words we come to know about the
time of death and its causes. As illness is one of the routine
ways of exit we have to judge the illness and diseases from
this house. This is an inauspicious and malefic house that
way. Malefic in Dusthanas or inauspicious houses are normally
considered to be a good placement.
According to Lal Kitab are placements of sinners meaning Rahu
and Ketu in house No. 3 is horrible. It is said that even if
they are not able to bring about the end itself they shall be
competent to bring about death-like position. This may happen
when house 3 is occupied by Rahu or Ketu and houses 6 and/or 8
by malefic. In adversities this house gets strength from 12th
house even though the planets in 12th house are enemies of the
planets in the 3rd house. In a hypothetical case let us assume
that Ketu occupies house No. 3 and Mars is posited in house
No. 12. Mars is an enemy of Ketu but in emergencies Mars will
always help Ketu despite his enmity. Ketu shall have no ill
effects upon the native. Likewise Jupiter in the 3rd house and
Mercury his enemy, in 12th house will not be able to cause any
On the other hand there will be all round happiness and
prosperity. If the houses are occupied by two or more planets
we have to assess the harm, in any, in respect of each planet
and then draw our final conclusions. Rahu and Venus in 12th
house normally being about the death of the partner - wife or
husband - in 24/25th year of the native. If Saturn occupies
the 3rd house simultaneously Rahu will not be able to play his
mischief. Saturn will help Venus.
the lord of 3rd house, Mars its natural Significator and Rahu
shall have the dignity of exaltation.
House No. 4
No. 4 is the period of childhood and the prenatal
period. It also covers the old age. Moon is the lord and
natural significator of the house. It is a well-known
assumption that Moon is strong by night. Similar is the
position of planets in this house. They are strong by the
night and also when there is some trouble. Jupiter gets
exalted here. No planet gives bad effects to the affairs of
this house if Moon does not occupy and of the house No. 1, 4,
7 or 10. Even the rank malefic like Rahu and Ketu become
benefic for this house is Moon does not occupy any of the
quandrangular houses. The bad effects of planets in house No.
4 are transferred to the affairs of the house occupied by
For the pre-natal period if any if Jupiter, Sun, Mars or
Mercury are in 4th house and child will be safe and healthy in
mother's womb before birth and even Rahu or Ketu would not be
able to spoil that.
House No. 5
No. 5 is the house of progeny and the future of the
native. How shall the native fare in the world can be known
from his house No. 5. About the welfare of children also we
have to judge the same house. So long as Jupiter is in good
position there shall be peace and prosperity. This means that
Jupiter should be benefic by his placement and position in the
annual progressed charts. If houses 6 and/or 10 are afflicted
the articles connected with the planet inimical to the planet
in 5th house should be kept under ground in the house. If
house No. 8 is also afflicted the article should be kept under
ground in the ancestral house.
In case house No. 5 is occupied by Rahu and Saturn, Venus in
11th house, Ketu in 8th and Jupiter in the 10th house there
shall be illness initially to the partner and thereafter the
son is likely to suffer. For this malady loaves of bread or
flour of the weight of the son should be given to dogs for 25
to 48 days. If house 4 or 4 or 9 is afflicted the planet in
house 5 shall give bad results. The planets in houses 6 or 10
will also give bad results without any regard whether they are
friends or foes of the planet in house No. 5. Rahu and Ketu
will influence results according to their placement in the
Sun is the lord of this
house. Jupiter is the Karaka graha or the natural significator
planet for the house.
House No. 6
No. 6 is known as the hidden world, treasure house of
mercy and providential help. House No. 6 is ruled by Mercury
and hence the planet in house No. 6 is likely to afflict the
results of house occupied by Mercury, Ketu or Venus. House No.
6 is inspected by the planets in house No. 2 and the house No.
8 through house No. 2. In such a case if Mercury or Rahu
happen to be posited in house 6 there would be no bad effects
of the malefic on the house because it is the house of
exaltation for both of them. Ketu is the natural significator
of the affairs of the house.
It has been said above
the houses 2, 6 and 8 are mutually inter-connected with each
other. While attempting and modification in any of the houses
including the 6th house we have to keep in view all the three
houses. If house No. 6 is unoccupied there shall be no
transfer of the afflictions of 8th and 2nd houses. There shall
also be no aspect from 6th house to 12th house. The obvious
result would be that the planets in 2nd and 12th houses will
get extra strength. To avail of this opportunity is houses 2
and 3 are occupied by benefics it would always be helpful to
awaken house No. 6. This is possible by serving the maternal
uncles (helping them) or serving the daughters of the
daughter. Except Sun, Jupiter and Moon all the other planets
in 6th house would be offering their own results. Mercury and
Ketu will not offer good results till the age of the planet in
house 6 or 8. The question of the ages of planets will be
dealt with at its proper place.
Although the planets in house No. 6 are aspected by the
planets in house No. 2 but the position would be reversed in
the case of Saturn who will aspect house No. 2 from 6th house.