Everyone knows that there are 12 houses in Vedic astrology, but not many know that these also make up the four important quadrants in your horoscope chart. These 12 houses are divided into three categories based on the position of the house while cycling around all twelve houses. The names are:
- Angular House
- Succedent House
- Cadent House
Out of these houses, Angular House is the most powerful followed by Succedent and Cadent House, i.e.,
Angular House > Succedent House > Cadent Houses
They are one of the most important houses and can heavily influence an individual’s horoscope. At each Earth’s rotation, both the Sun and planets are in the houses for two hours i.e., there are four important points in each day:
- Sunrise (Ascendant) – First House
- Midday (Mid-heaven) – Fourth House
- Sunset (Descendent) – Seventh House
- Midnight (Lower-heaven) – Tenth House
All these houses collectively are known as Angular Houses. Since each planet has different characteristics, it can influence your angular house accordingly.
First House (Ascendant)
Ruled by Mars, it deals with your outer personality and the effect it has on other individuals.
Ruled by the Moon, it dictates your relationships with others, and different aspects like house, property, real estate, etc. It also revolves around your mental peace, emotional balance, and can predict a lot about your belief in God, religion, and other spiritual matters.
This is the house of marriage and is ruled by planet Venus. It covers both the positive and the negative aspects of partnerships including lawsuits, divorce, etc. alongside talking about your purpose in life.
Ruled by Saturn, this house deals with your career aspects and influences your goals, achievements, and the overall meaning of life.
Within your horoscope chart, the Second, Fifth, Eighth, and Eleventh houses are known as Succedent houses. They are stable and fixed houses and dictate the resources, wealth that you will attract in life.
It deals with your money and worldly possessions and also determines the value you give to your self-worth and not materialistic things.
This house signifies romance and sexual relationships and also details with sports, games, and your creativity.
This is opposite to the second house, and hence, provides insights about other possessions in your life.
It provides information about your hopes, goals, aspirations, dreams, and also talks about your friends and the bond you share with them.
This set includes the Third, Sixth, Ninth, and the Twelfth House of your jyothisham. These houses are ruled by mutable zodiac signs i.e., Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces.
It predicts information about your learning and communication abilities and your bonding with your siblings and neighbours.
It gives you an insight into your performance on both the work-front and personal life. Apart from highlighting your performance, it also keeps a track of your diet and health.
This house primarily talks about your philosophies, principles, and spiritual beliefs.
It deals with your problems, issues, undisclosed enemies, and secrets that can ruin your existence. Some astrologers even connect this house with your past life deeds i.e., Karma.