From where does this houses came in astrology, if we create a circle from Earth it will be of 360 degree. This universe around us of 360 degree is divided by 12 than we will get 12 portions each of 30 degrees. It is divided by 12 because we have 12 signs (rashi). Each house is occupied by one sign.
Insights of twelve houses has our predictions, whatever we want to know in horoscope is seen from certain house. 12 houses of horoscope has all the significations of our life, houses composes everything. Such as if we want to know about marriage than 7th house of horoscope must be checked.
Vocabulary of houses is of great importance in astrology, because whatever question we have is judged from certain house of horoscope, correct knowledge about houses tells us which house to study about a specific question.
The first house represents the physical body, good or ill-health, the early part of life, the personal development of the child and the character as a whole.
The Second House It is known as kutumba or the family of one’s parents and is to be seen for speech, mind, the food one eats, the money one gets and also death.
The Third House Traditionally, this house is to be seen for brothers and sisters, short journeys, communication skills, letters and quick writing. But these days it is necessary to examine it for sports, artistic talents, and business agencies also.
The Fourth House Mother, land, conveyances house and vehicles, immovable property, happiness are the traditional subject to be seen from the fourth house. Extending it, a doctor’s clinic, an artist’s studio, a philanthropist’s trust and an industrialist’s factories are the modern additions.
The Fifth House It is the house of education (though some take the fourth house as education) intelligence, children and the power of discrimination.
The Sixth House Diseases, opposition, debts, injuries are the negative factors associated with this house. On the positive side, accumulation of wealth (it being the second of the artha trine), sports, adventures and father’s profession are seen from this house.
The Seventh House Traditionally, marriage but these days living together, therefore wife, lover, sex life are associated with this house. These days, it should be seen for business and business partnership, foreign countries, and even settlement abroad and death.
The Eighth House Legacies, inheritance, sudden financial gains, wills are the positive side of this house while the negative side is long illnesses, cause of death, sexual and conjugal life.
The Ninth House The father (though the tenth house should also be seen) spiritual tendencies, devotion, learning, pilgrimages, association with legal and religious personalities are the commonest factors seen from this house. It being the house of luck, a good ninth house improves a horoscope.
The Tenth House One’s profession (the sixth house is also employment) fame, honors, respect, dignity and one’s achievements are seen from this house.
The Eleventh House All types of gains, titles, honors, elder brothers and sisters, business profits are to be seen.
The Twelfth House Loss, expenditure, waste etc. are the traditional factors associated with this house. These days, foreign journeys, getting settled in a foreign country, trade with a foreign country, jail, imprisonment are necessary and inevitable events to be gleaned from this house. For spiritual practitioners this is the most important house for the promise of spiritual life and salvation.