Significance of House Cusps in astrology horoscope chart

First House (Ascendant or Lagna)

This is the most important house in the chart and plays an important role right throughout the life of an individual. It represents the physical stature, complexion, form and shape of an individual. The health, vigor, vitality and natural tendencies are controlled by this house. This also represents personality, jest for life, honor, dignity, well being, upper part of the face, longevity and start in life. To elaborate the house, the areas would be:

  • Approach to life
  • Beginning of all enterprises
  • Early childhood
  • Facade
  • Health
  • How others relate to us
  • How you achieve
  • Impulsive actions based on self-image
  • Individuality: the way you express yourself
  • Personality: mannerisms, style, disposition
  • Physical appearance
  • Self-awareness
  • The self you let others see
  • The way you ‘package’ and ‘market’ yourself
  • What our personality needs to aspire to
  • Worldly outlook

Second House (Wealth)

All money matters are governed by this house. Fortune, profits and gains, power and resources, security, material achievements, jewellery, shares, security, speech, eyes, vision, stocks and bonds, precious stones, memory, education, tongue, nose teeth, chin and family are governed by this house. This is also a death inflicting house. To elaborate the second house, the areas would be:

  • Ability to relax
  • Balance between needs for material and spirituality
  • Karma involving money
  • Natural gifts and talents
  • One’s heredity
  • One’s personal resources: money, possessions and material attachments
  • One’s sexual awareness
  • Personal comforts you allow yourself
  • Personal resources and how we use them
  • Personal value of services given/rendered
  • Self-esteem and self-worth issues
  • Sense of values
  • Substance: material and objective goals around the accumulation of money and possessions

Third House (Courage, Siblings, Relatives)

The mental intellect and disposition is governed by this house. Courage and the ability to achieve things and complete tasks are represented by this house. Relationships with brothers and sister’s, assistance or otherwise from them are also studied from this house. Relations with neighbors, velour, short travels, communications & transport, correspondence, writing, change of residence, contracts, agreements, rumors carrying tales, hands, throat, shoulder blade, collar bones arms and nervous system are some things that this house gives information about. To elaborate the third house, the areas would be:

  • Capacities for adapting
  • Early education
  • Expressive and receptive communication
  • Making connections in my immediate environment
  • Our need to communicate ideas
  • Our personalized filter through which we judge our surroundings
  • Our sensory perceptions
  • Our vehicles and how we use them
  • Short trips
  • Sibling relationships
  • Taken for granted skills
  • The awareness of our immediate environment
  • The concrete mind
  • The way we move in our day by day lives
  • The way you think, speak and write

Fourth House (Mother & Happiness)

Mother, native place, residence, domestic environment, grave, private affairs, secret life, luxury vehicles,fields,pastures,farms,orchards,mines,buildings,houses,ancestral property, hidden treasure, academic education, wells, water, milk, ponds, lakes etc, are represented by this house. To elaborate the fourth house, the areas would be:

  • Early childhood experiences
  • Emotional undercurrents
  • Endings
  • How you guard your privacy or personal matters
  • Learning self-sufficiency outside of family influence
  • Mirrors the psychological makeup of your life
  • Our early environment
  • Our emotional foundations
  • Our family: especially mother (primary care giver)
  • Represents the basic and fundamental side of your nature
  • The beginning and end of life
  • The karmic reasons we choose our parents
  • What home, tradition and family means to you
  • What our physical home needs to be

Fifth House (Progeny, Romance and Education)

Progeny, whether one will have children or not, of what sex, inclination, recreation, pleasure, artistic talents, entertainment & amusement, sports, excelling in competitive activities likes crosswords, cards, games of chance, gambling or betting, love affairs, ambassadors, good or bad morals, religious mindedness, high learning and wisdom, enormous riches, spiritual practices etc are represented by this house. To elaborate the fifth house, the areas would be:

  • Creativity and self-expression
  • Emotional attitude
  • Enthusiasm and energy toward personal interests
  • Exercise
  • Generosity
  • How we experience joy/create fun
  • How you mold inner self’s yearning into issues
  • Mastery of self and self goals
  • Our birth children
  • Our inner child
  • Our social life
  • Play games
  • Risk-taking/gambling
  • Self-expression
  • The manner in which we create fun
  • The manner in which we give love
  • Vacations
  • Values and lessons you give to others

Sixth House (Disease & Enemies)

Types of diseases, whether they will be curable or not, nursing, food, services, employees, subordinates or servants, debts, cattle, tenants, jealousy, enemies, maternal uncles, mental anguish are represented by this house. To elaborate the sixth house, the areas would be:

  • Aunts and Uncles
  • Coping with stress
  • Health awareness
  • How we need to prepare ourselves for our debut into relationships and into the world
  • Interest in food and diet
  • Our habits and work skills
  • People who work for us
  • Personal integration
  • Physical and psychological health
  • Self discipline
  • Self-analysis
  • Service to others
  • The care and importance of small animals
  • The meaning or work in our lives
  • Unconscious mind

Seventh House (Spouse & Partnership)

Earthly ties and unions, legal bondage, spouse, partners in business, conjugal life, litigation, influence in foreign countries, success and reputation in foreign travels, dangers in life, Relationship with spouse, gains or losses after marriage, type of spouse and his/ her physical and mental disposition. To elaborate the seventh house, the areas would be:

  • Agreements
  • Business & professional relationships
  • Cooperation
  • Divorce
  • Face-to-face relationships
  • Grandparents
  • Inner attitudes about compromise, harmony and agreement
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Lawsuits
  • Lower courts
  • Marriage partners
  • Open enemies
  • Peers
  • Projections
  • The karmic aspects to relating
  • The public
  • What relationships symbolize to us
  • What we see about ourselves in others
  • What you most lack in self

Eigth House (Death)

Longevity and span of life, inheritance, legacy, wills, insurance, pension, gratuity, accidents, fire or suicide, misery, misfortune, sorrow, strife, worries, disgrace, delay, dejection, disappointment, loss, obstruction, theft and robbery etc are represented by this house. To elaborate the eigth house, the areas would be:

  • Dealing with other people’s values
  • Death and other mysteries
  • Facing the unknown
  • Facing unknown
  • Hidden assets
  • Inheritance
  • Intense and significant transformational experiences
  • Legacies and joint assets
  • Partner’s resources
  • Phobias based on the events that led to our previous deaths
  • Secrets
  • Sexuality
  • Spiritual regeneration
  • Support from others
  • Surgery
  • Wills

Ninth House (Fortune)

Faith, wisdom, divine worship, pilgrimages, philosophy, fortune, religious disposition, meditation, intuition, sacrifices & charity, father, Preceptor, learning/ teaching, dreams and visions, long journeys, air and sea travel, higher education foreign travels, knees. To elaborate the ninth house, the areas would be:

  • Dreams (visions)
  • Expanding your consciousness
  • Gaining wisdom from our life
  • Grandchildren
  • Higher education
  • Intuition
  • Law
  • Long travel
  • Personal philosophy and belief systems
  • Philosophic orientation
  • Religious orientation
  • The collective mind
  • Travel and its significance
  • Understanding different cultures
  • Understanding of the meaning of life
  • Vision of life

Tenth House (Profession)

Honour, dignity, public esteem, power and prestige, credit and recognition received for a task completed, success and status, rank and renown, respect and fame, ambition, authority, permanency in job, promotion, advancement in Job, appointments. Government, political power, high posts such as President etc, last rites to parents, honour from Government etc. To elaborate the tenth house, the areas would be:

  • Achievements
  • Authority over you
  • Fame
  • Honor
  • How the world sees & evaluates you
  • How we feel about being in the world
  • Material & objective goals obtained through profession, reputation & honors
  • Our career and what it means to us
  • Our father and what he symbolized
  • Public visibility
  • Reputation
  • Reputation
  • Road blocks you meet in life & how you work to over come
  • Status in the community
  • The government and how we relate to it
  • Your influence

Eleventh House (Income)

Friends, society, community, favorites, ambitions and wish fulfillment, gain of wealth, success in undertakings, incoming wealth, prosperity, elder brothers, recovery from illness, dawn of fortune, ankles. To elaborate the eleventh house, the areas would be:

  • Anything new
  • Attitude towards friends & acquaintances
  • Capacity for friendship
  • Causes
  • Circumstances beyond control
  • Friendships
  • Goals
  • Groups and their importance to us
  • Helps you focus on the need for togetherness
  • Hopes & wishes
  • Humanitarian Interests
  • Our dreams and ideals
  • Political trends
  • Social consciousness
  • Social movements
  • Step/foster/adopted Children
  • The manner in which we receive love
  • What you most desire in life

Twelfth House (Losses)

Losses and impediments, restraint and limitation, waste and extravagance, expenses whether good or bad, deception, investments & donations, charity, misery and misfortune, sorrow and sin, secret enemies, involvement in scandals, disgrace and insults, secret sorrows. Success through occult affairs, the feet, left eye, left ear, bed pleasures, life and activities in foreign places. To elaborate the twelfth house, the areas would be:

  • Abandonment
  • Chronic illness left from karmic memories
  • Clandestine affairs
  • Difficulties that we refuse to acknowledge
  • Dreams
  • Hidden/secrets
  • Large animals and our relationship to them
  • Our hidden self
  • Our karmic strengths and weaknesses
  • Places of confinement: institutions, hospitals and prisons
  • Self-undoing, frustration, and limitations
  • Sensitivity to our psychic environment
  • Sorrow/suffering
  • Spiritual debts to be paid (karma)
  • Subconscious
  • Unconscious memories of our past lives
  • Where we hide problems too difficult to face

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