horoscope houses..

Earth is moving on its axis from West to East. If we see
towards horizon, we find that signs of Zodiac rise one by one.
Any particular sign of the Zodiac will reappear at the east
horizon after approximately 24 hours. Ascendant is the sign
of zodiac which is rising in the eastern horizon at the time of
occurrence of an event. The Ascendant is also known as first
house of the horoscope.
Second house means the second counted from first and so
Each house of the horoscope signifies certain aspects of life
which are as under:-
First House:-
Body, appearance, personality, face, health, character,
temperament, intellect, longevity, fortune, honour, dignity,
Second House:-
Wealth, family, speech, right eye, nail, tongue, nose, teeth,
ambition, food, imagination, power of observation, jewellery,
precious stones, unnatural sex, loss by cheating and violence
between life partners.
Third House:-
Younger brothers and sisters, cousins, relatives, neighbors,
courage, firmness, valour, chest, right ear, hands, short
journeys, nervous system, communication, writing – editing
books, reporting to newspapers, education, intellect.
Fourth House:-
Mother, conveyance, relatives, domestic environment,
treasure, land, house, education, landed property, hereditary
tendencies, later portion of life, hidden treasure, private love
affairs, chest, interference in married life by parents-in laws
and family, ornaments, clothes.
Fifth House:-
Progeny, intelligence, fame, position, stomach, love affairs,
pleasures, and amusements, speculation, past birth, soul,
position in life, artistic talent, heart and back, proficiency in
games, success in competition.
Sixth House:-
Disease, debt, disputes, miseries, injuries, maternal aunt or
uncle, enemies, service, food, clothes, theft, ill fame, pet
animals, subordinates, tenants, waist.
Seventh House:-
Spouse, personality of spouse, relations between life partners,
desires, partnership, open enemies, recovery, journey,
litigation, danger to life, influence in foreign countries and fame,
relations between self and public, sexual or urinary disease.
Eighth House:-
Longevity, kind of death, sexual organs, obstacles, accident,
unearned wealth, inheritance, legacy, will, insurance, pension
and gratuity, theft, robbery, worries, delay, battles, enemies,
inheritance of money, mental affliction, extramarital life.
Ninth House:-
Fortune, religion, character, grand parents, long journeys,
grandson, devotion towards elders and god, spiritual initiation,
dreams, higher education, wife’s younger brother, brother’s
wife, visit to holy places, philosophy, communication with
Tenth House:-
Profession, fame, power, position, authority, honour, success,
status, knees, character, karmas, ambition in life, father,
employers and superiors, relationship between self and
superiors, success in business, promotion, recognition from
Eleventh House:-
Gains, prosperity, fulfillment of desires, friends, elder brother,
ankles, left ear, advisers, favourites, recovery of illness,
expectation, son’s wife, wishes, success in undertakings.
Twelfth House:-
Harm, punishment, confinement, expenditure, donations
(given), marriage, work related to water resorts, vedic sacrifice,
fines paid, sexual enjoyment outside wedlock, contacting
sexually transmitted disease, weakness in sexual act, sleeping
comforts, enjoying luxuries, loss of spouse, losses in marriage,
termination of employment, separation from own people, long
journeys, settlement in forign land.
The significators or karakes of various houses are as under:-
1st House Sun
2nd “ Jupiter
3rd “ Mars, Mercurry
4th “ Moon, Venus
5th “ Jupiter
6th “ Mars, Saturn
7th “ Venus
8th “ Saturn
9th “ Sun, Jupiter
10th “ Mercury, Sun, Jupiter and Saturn
11th “ Jupiter
12th “ Saturn
Sun - Father, influence, energy
Moon - Mother, mind
Mars - Brothers, courage
Mercury - Profession, speech, education,
Jupiter - Progeny, wealth, prosperity wisdom
Venus - Marriage, material comforts, pleasures
Saturn - Longevity, sorrows, delays
Rahu - Maternal relations
Ketu - Paternal relations
Ascendant Favourable Unfavourable
Planets Planets
Aries Jupiter, Sun Mercury, Venus
Taurus Saturn Jupiter, Venus, Moon
Gemini Venus Mars, Jupiter, Sun
Cancer Jupiter, Mars Venus, Mercury
Leo Mars Saturn, Venus
Virgo Venus Mars
Libra Saturn Jupiter, Sun, Mars
Scorpio Jupiter Mercury, Venus
Sagittarius Mars Venus
Capricorn Venus Mars, Jupiter
Aquarius Venus Jupiter, Moon
Pisces Mars, Moon Sun, Venus, Saturn
Angles or Kendra Houses : 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th
Trines or Trikona Houses : 1st, 5th and 9th
Succedent or Panapara Houses : 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 11th
Cadent or Apoklima Houses : 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th
Upachaya or Favourable Houses : 3rd, 6th, 10th, and 11th
Evil or Trik Houses:
6th, 8th, and 12th
Death inflicting or Marak Houses : 2nd and 7th
The twelve houses are known an Tanu (Physique), Dhana
(Wealth), Sahaja (Younger brother/ Sister), Matru (Mother),
Putra (Progeny), Ari (Enemies), Kalatra (Spouse), Ayur
(Longevity), Dharma (Religion), Karma (Livelihood), Labha
(Gains) and Vyay (Losses)
In terns of native’s life, the Kendras denote childhood, the
panaparas denote middle age and A poklimas denote old
age. The 1st to 8th house relate to one’s marital life, the 9th to
11th pertain to religious or moral beliefs and 12th house deals
with other world i.e. Moksha.
2 12
7 8
Apoklima &
& Trik
Upachaya &
& Apoklima
Trikona &
Kendra &
Kendra &
Kendra &
Dhan Vyay
Sahaj Tanu
Significations of Houses
The basic information required for casting horoscope of an
event is – (1) Place (II) Time and (III) Date.
1. PLACE:-
With place we mean location of place on earth. The location
of place is known by coordinates Latitude and Longitude.
Latitude of a place is a measure of angular distance from
equator. All lines parallel to equator are known as lines of
Arctic Circle 66½°N
Tropic of Cancer
Tropic of Capricorn
Antarctic Circle
Lines of Latitude Lines of Longitude
The Latitude of a place may vary from 900 N to 900S.
Lines joining North Pole and South Pole are known as lines
of longitude or meridians: -All meridians are of equal length.
Meridian which passes through Greenwich (U.K.) where
British Royal observatory is situated is taken as a reference
point or starting point for numbering of meridians and is known
as Prime Meridian or 00 Longitude. The Longitude of a place
The Latitude of a place may vary from 900 N to 900S.
Lines joining North Pole and South Pole are known as lines
of longitude or meridians: -All meridians are of equal length.
Meridian which passes through Greenwich (U.K.) where
British Royal observatory is situated is taken as a reference
point or starting point for numbering of meridians and is known
as Prime Meridian or 00 Longitude. The Longitude of a place
may vary from 1800 E to 1800 W.
Earth rotates on its own axis from West to East. Therefore
places east of Greenwich will be ahead of GMT (Greenwich
Mean Time) and those to west will be behind it. A solar day
or synodic day is the interval between two successive transits
of sun across the meridian of place. On the other hand a
sidereal day is the interval between two successive transits of
the first point of Aries across the meridian.
Solar day or Synodic day – 24 hours, Sidereal day- 23 hours
56 minuets 4 seconds
Earth completes one rotation on its axis once in 24 hours, i.e.
it moves 150 in one hour or 10 in 4 minuets. Therefore with
every change of 10 in meridian there will be a change of 4
minuets in time. Therefore if there is 12 noon at Greenwich,
the time at 150E of Greenwich will be 1 P.M.
In India, the standard time was introduced on 1.1.1906 and
the meridian chosen is one of longitude 82030’E of GMT.
The standard time is adopted in all countries.
For Casting of horoscope, local mean time of the place is
needed. When Sun is crossing (LMT) the meridian of a place,
it is 12 o’ clock or midday according to the local time. If
longitude of a place and GMT is known, LMT of that place
can be known by the following formula
LMT = GM T + Longitude
+ If place is East of Greenwich
- If place is West of Greenwich
Ex: -
Find out LMT of a place at 780W longitude when it is 12
noon at Greenwich.
Ans.: - LMT = 12 – 78/15 = 12 – 5hr. 12 minuets
= 6 hours 48 minuets.
In Hindu system day starts from sunrise and continues till next
sunrise. This is different from English day which is from midnight
to next midnight. The Hindu day consist of Ahas – duration of
day i.e. sunrise to sunset and Ratri – duration of night i.e.
sunset to sunrise. On equator Ahas and Ratri are equal.
English Day
Hindu Day
Night Day Night
If we look towards the rising sun – from the time disc of sun
comes out of horizon and the time when full disc of sun comes
out, there is a difference of about 2 to 3 minutes. For all
astrological purposes time of sunrise is taken when half disc
of sun comes out of horizon.
In Hindu astrology time of event is indicated as Isht kal or
Suryodistam or Mandloydistam which is time elapsed after
sunrise. This Isht kal in horoscope is generally indicated in
terms of Ghati, Pal and Vipal. The relation between Ghati,
Pal and Vipal vis – a – vis Hours, Minutes and Seconds is an
1 Hour - 2.5 Ghati
1 Minute - 2.5 Pal
1 Second - 2.5 Vipal.
If Isht kal and time of sunrise is known the same can be
converted into IST or vice – versa. The calculation will be
clear from the following examples :-
Ex: - Sunrise is at 0700 hrs (IST). Find Isht kal when IST is
1405 hrs.
Ans.:- Time elapsed after sunrise 1405 –0700 = 7 hrs 5 Mts.
7 hrs = 7 x 2.5 Ghati = 17.5 Ghati = 17 Ghati 30 pal
5 Mts. = 5 x 2.5 Pal = 12.5 Pal = 12 Pal 30 Vipal
.: Isht Kal = 17 Ghati 42 Pal and 30 Vipal
Ex. 2:- Sunrise is at 0617 hrs (IST). Isht kal given is 33 Ghati
23 Pal and 13 Vipal. Find out time (IST)
Ans.:-33 Ghati = 33/2.5 hrs = 13.2 hrs = 13 hrs 12 Mts.
23 Pal = 23/2.5 Mts. = 9.2 Mts. = 9 Mts. 12 Second
13 Vipal = 13/2.5 Seconds = 5.2 Seconds
.: 33 Ghati 23 Pal 13 Vipal = 13 hrs 21 Mts.17.2 Seconds
.: IST = Sunrise + time elapsed 06.17 + 13-21-17.2
= 19 hrs 38 Mts. 17.2 Seconds …… Ans.
DATE: (Gregorian Calendar)
Distance of planets west to east are measured from a certain
point in celestial path called vernal equinox or first point of
Aries. In Hindu astrology this point is considered as stationary
or fixed. However due to precession earth, this point is not
fixed. It has slow retrograde motion of 50'.26” each year.
This completes a revolution in 25785 years 10 months and
28.68 days. Western astrologers do not take into account the
precession of equinoxes for finding longitudes. Therefore
longitude of planets according to the two systems show
difference of about 230.The Longitude of planets according
to the two system coincided in about the year 268 AD. This
precession of equinoxes is known as Ayanamsa. The system
based on fixed and moving zodiacs are known as Nirayana
and Sayana respectively.
Sayana longitude = Nirayana longitude + Ayanamsa
Apart from english calendar, following calendars are in vogue
in Indian system.
1. Solar Calendar
- Based on fixed Zodiac system – known as Vikrami
- Based on Moving zodiac system – known as shaka
2. Lunar Calendar
Solar Calendar are based on this movement of sun in the
zodiac. Whenever sun enters 00 of zodiac, solar year starts
exactly on the same day and time. Sun moves in the zodiac
approximately 1 degree each day and therefore sun changes
sign and zodiac after 30 or 31 days. As there are 12 signs in
zodiac, there are 12 months in a year. Entry of sun in new sign
every months is celebrated as Sankranti and therefore there
are 12 Sankrantis in a year. Month has 30 days when sun
moves faster and 31 days when sun moves slower.
Vikrami year 2057 started on 13th April 2000 and Shaka
year 1922 started on 22nd March 2000. The names of different
months are Baishakh, Jyeshta, Ashada, Shravana,
Bhadrapada, Aswin, Kartik, Maghar, Poush, Magh, Phalgun
and Chaitra. The first month of Vikrami year is Baishakh
whereas Shaka year starts with the month Chaitra.
Lunar Calendar is based on relative movement of Sun and
Moon in the zodiac. Sun and Moon move in the zodiac at 10
and 130 (Approx.) per day. Moon reaches the same point of
zodiac again after 27.32 earth days. By the time Sun moves
ahead by approx. 280 in the zodiac and to be with Sun, Moon
has to further travel for a little more than 2 earth days. Therefore
Lunar month is of 29.5306 earth days and consists of full
bright moon to another full bright moon day. Lunar month
consists of two parts – (1) 1st half from full bright moon day
to full dark moon day (known as Krishna Paksha) and (2) 2nd
half from full dark moon day to full bright moon day (known
as Shukla Paksha ). The day of full bright moon is known as
Poornamasi (i.e. distance between Sun and Moon is 1800 )
and the day of full dark moon is known as Amavasya (i.e.
distance between sun and moon is 00 ). Lunar date or moon
date is known as Tithi. First and second half of lunar month
has 15 Tithi each and therefore lunar month has 30 Tithi. Lunar
month starts when Moon is exactly 1800 away from Sun and
this may fall at any moment in 24 hours. Unlike Indian day of
solar calendars, Moon date does not start at sunrise but may
start at any time when longitude distance between Sun and
Moon changes exactly by 120 . Names of lunar month are
same as those of months of Vikrami year. Months have been
name on the name of Nakshatras. This name of Nakshatra
has a special significance because lunar month start, with same
Nakshatra The starting of various lunar month may be with
the following Nakshatras:-
Name of Month Starting Nakshtra
Baishakh Visakha, or Anuradha
Jyeshta Jyeshta or Moola
Ashada Poorva Ashada
Shravana Shravana or Dhanishta
Bhadrapada Shatabhisha or Poorva Bhadrapada
Aswin Revati or Aswini or Bharani
Kartik Kritika or Rohini
Maghar Mrigshira or Ardra
Poush Punarvasu or Pusya
Magh Aslesha or Magha
Phalgun Poorva Phalguni or Hasta
Chaitra Chitra or Swati
Solar year is of 365 days 15 Ghati 22 Pal and 54 Vipal where
as Lunar year is of 354 days 22 Ghati 1 Pal and 25 Vipal.
Therefore there is a difference of 10 days 53 Ghati 21 Pal
and 29 Vipal in Solar and Lunar year. Therefore after 32 ½
months the difference will become one lunar month. Since all
Indian festivals are related to lunar year, each festival will fall
11 days earlier every year. Therefore to adjust lunar year with
solar year, after every 2 or 3 years, one lunar month is added
into lunar calendar and then this particular year will have 13
lunar months. This makes every festival to fall in the same
season. This extra month is known as ADHIKMASA. Since
1947, ADHIK MASA has occurred in the following months
and years –
July 47, June 50, April 53, August 55, July 58, May 61,
September 63, July 66, June 69, April 72, August 74, July
77, May 80, October 82, July 85, May 88, April 91, August
93, June 96, May 99.
The basic principle in that the lunar month is which Sun does
not make a transit is considered as ADHIKMAS. Sun remains
in the same sign throughout such a month. Last ADHIKMAS
was from 16th May 99 to 13th June 99. Sun entered Taurus
sign on May 15 at 8 hrs 05 minuets and remained in this sign
till 14 hrs 38 minuets on June 15. Since distance between Sun
and Earth is more during April – October, Sun’s apparent
speed during this period is slower than average, hence it takes
longer time to cover one sign. Therefore ADHIKMASA can
fall only during April – October.
In contrast to ADHIKMASA, there is another rare
phenomenon known as MASAKSHAYA in which lunar year
has only 11 months. In such a situation there are two solar
transits in the same lunar month. This phenomenon can occur
subject to following three conditions –
(a) Earth should be nearest to Sun in its orbit so that
apparent speed of Sun is large and it makes its
successive transits faster.
(b) Although the average lunar month is 29.53 days, the
actual duration varies from month to month. It helps if
lunar month has a longer duration than average.
(c) One transit of Sun should occur soon after the beginning
of new lunar month and Sun’s next transit should occur
just before beginning of month.
It has been found that this rare phenomenon can occur after
19 years or 141 years. MASKSHAYA occurred in 1882 –
83 AD, 1963 – 64 AD and in 1982 – 83 AD
For purpose of casting of horoscope, we will take help of
following two books:-
1. Tables of Ascendants – By Sh. N.C. Lahiri
(Tables of Ascendants)
2. Indian Ephemeris - " " "
Indian Ephemeris are published for each English year whereas
Tables of Ascendants do not change. We will be using Indian
Ephemeris for the year 2000. For the purpose of calculation
we will take two examples – first where time of event is before
noon and second when time of event is after noon.
Steps involved in calculation of ascendant may be summarized
as under :-
1. Indian standard time is converted into Local Mean Time
by applying local mean time correction applicable for a
particular city as per table given at page 100 of Table of
2. If birth is before noon, time interval before noon is
calculated by subtracting, LMT from 12. If birth is after
noon, time interval after noon is found by subtracting 12
from LMT.
3. Time interval before noon/ after noon is increased @
appox. 10 second per hour by using table IV, page 5 of
TOA. This is considered as corrected time interval before/
after noon.
4. Side real time on the date of event is noted from table I.
Page 2 of TOA. This side real time is at 12 noon for a
place having 82-½0 E longitude and for 1900 A.D.
5. In this side real time corrections are applied for the city
and year. For collection for city page 100 of TOA is
referred to. For correction for year table II, page 3 of
TOA is referred to. This we are in a positions to calculate
corrected side real time.
6. Side real time for epoch is obtained by subtracting corrected
time interval before noon from corrected side real time if
time of birth is before noon. If side real time is less than
corrected time interval before noon then subtract after
adding 24 in side real time. If time of birth is after noon,
side real time for epoch is obtained by adding corrected
time interval after moon in side real time. If total is more
than 24, subtract 24 to find out side real time for epoch.
7. Calculate ascendant from relevant table of ascendant for
city of event from TOA.
8. Apply Ayanamsa correction from table at page 6 of
T.O.A. then we obtain ascendant for the given data.
Ex.1. A Native born at 10.30 A.M. (IST) on 2 – 1–2000 in
Steps:- Hr. Min. Sec.
Time of Birth in IST 10 30 -
Local Mean time correction
(Ref. Tab. At page 100 of +23 30
Tables of Ascendants) ______________
Local mean time 10 53 30
Time Interval before noon 12 - -
(-) 10 53 30
01 06 30
To be increased by
10 sec. Per hour
(Ref: Table + 11
(IV),page 5 of Tables
of Ascendants) _______________
Corrected Time interval 1 06 41
Before noon
Hr Min Sec.
Side real time on
(2nd January Tab.I, 18 45 45
Page 2 of Tables of Ascendants)
Correction for year
2000 (Tab. II, Page (-) - - 52
3 of Tables of Ascendants) _______________
18 44 53
Correction for place
Calcutta (page 100 of TOA) (-) - -
Corrected Time interval 18 44 49
——————— (B)
Sidereal time of B – A
Epoch 18 44 49
(-) 1 06 41
17 38 08
Note:- if A>B than add 24 in B and then subtract.
With above sidereal time for epoch, we will use relevant table
of ascendant for Calcutta, which is at page 36 of Tables of
Sign Degree Minutes
Ascendant for 17hrs 40mts. 11 0 22
“ 17hrs 36 Mts. 10 29 02
.: Diff. For 4 Mts. (240 sec) = 10 20’ or 80’
.: Diff for 2 Mts. 8 Sec. (128 Sec) = 80 x 128/240
= 43’
.: Ascdt for 17 hrs 38 Mts. 08 Sec
= 10s 290 02’
+ 43
10s 290 45’
Ayanamsa Correction
(Ref. Page 6 of TOA) (-) 52
10s 280 53’
Ascendant of native is Aquarius sign at 280 53’
Ex.2 A Native is born at 16.40 hrs ( IST) on 22.1. 2000 in New Delhi
Hr. Min. Sec.
Steps :- Time of birth in IST 16 40 -
LMT correction
(Ref. Tab. At page 100 (-) 21 08
of TOA)
Local Mean Time 16 18 52
Time interval after noon (-) 12 - -
04 18 52
To be increased by 10 sec.
per hour (Ref: Table IV, + 42
Page 5 of TOA)
Corrected Time interval
after Noon 04 19 34
———————— (A)
Hr. Min. Sec.
Side real time on
22nd January (tab.1, 20 04 36
page 2 of TOA)
Correction for year
2000 (Tab.II, page (-) 52
3 of TOA) _________________
20 04 44
Correction for place
Delhi (page 100 of + 03
TOA) _________________
20 04 47
Side real time for Epoch B + A
20 04 47
+ 4 19 34
24 24 21
Since B + A is more than 24 we will have to subtract 24 for this.
.: Side real time for epoch is 0 hr. 24Mts. 21 Sec.
For Delhi, table of ascendant is at page 48 of TOA.
Sign Degree Minutes
Ascendant for 0hrs 28Mts 2 25 21
Ascendant for 0hrs 24 Mts. 2 24 29
.: Diff for 4Mts (240 Sec) - - 52’
Diff for 21 Sec. 52 x 21/240 = 5
.: Ascent for 0 hrs 24 Mts. 21 Sec. = 2s 240 29’
+ 5’
2s 240 34’
Ayanamsa Correction (-) 52’
(Ref Page 6 of TOA)
2s 230 42’
.: Ascendant of native is Gemini sign at 230 42’
Sun Moon Mercury Venus Mars Jupiter Saturn Rahu
Longitude at 9s–7o 3s–180 9s–110 8s –20 10s–190 0s–20 0s–16 0 3s–90
5.30 AM on –24’ –31’ –21’ –41’ -59’ -55’ –31’ –50’ (R)
22-1-2000 (I)
Longitude at 9s– 80 4s–030 9s–130 8s–30 10s–200 0s–30 0s–160 3 s–90
5-30A.M.on –25’ –05’ –03’ –54’ –46’ –01’ –33’ –50’
23-1-2000 (II)
Movement of 0 s–10 0s–140 0s–10 0s–10 0s–00 0s–00 0s–00 0 s–00
planet in one –1’ –34’ –42’ –13’ –47’ –6’ –2’ –0’
day (M) (III)
Time diff. 11Hrs. 11Hrs. 11Hrs. 11Hrs. 11Hrs. 11Hrs. 11Hrs. 11Hrs.
between time 10Mts. 10Mts. 10Mts. 10Mts. 10Mts. 10Mts. 10Mts. 10Mts.
of birth and
5.30 AM
(IV) (T)
Log M(V) 1.3730 .2168 1.1498 1.2950 1.4863 2.3802 2.8573 —-
Log T(VI) .3323 .3323 .3323 .3323 .3323 .3323 .3323 .3323
Log M+ 1.7053 .5491 1.4821 1.6273 1.8186 2.7125 3.1896 .3323
Log T(VII)
Antilog(VIII) 28’ 6°47’ 47’ 34’ 22’ 3’ 1’ 0’
Longitude of 9s–70 3s-250 9s–120 8s–30 10s-200 0s–20 0s 160 3s-90
planets (I) –52’ –18’ –8’ –15’ -21’ –58’ –32’ –50’ (R)
+ (VIII)
So far zodiac has been divided into 12 equal parts and as
such each house extended exactly 30 0 Starting from 0 0 of
zodiac. The point at which ecliptic cuts the horizon in the east
is known as rising lagna whereas the point where ecliptic cuts
the horizon in the west is known as setting lagna. Points where
meridian of a place cuts the ecliptic are known as zenith lagna
(above earth) and Nadir lagna (below earth)
B Patal Lagna (Nadir)
Madhya Lagna (zenith )
Upper Meridian
Western Horizon Setting
Lagna (Asta Lagna)
Uday Lagna
(Rising Lagna)
Eastern Horizon
In actual practice 1st house may not start from 0 0 and each
house may not extend exactly 30 0. Therefore we have to find
out extant of each house to calculate Bhava Chalit. According
to the Western system, the first house begins from longitude
of ascendant and extends up to the longitude of second house
from which point again the second house begins and so on.
The longitudes of the different houses are the junction point of
the houses and as such they are called the cusps (sandhis) of
the houses in the western system. According to the Indian or
Hindu system cusps or longitude of the houses are middle
point of respective houses and not the junction points. A house
extends, over the span from the preceding sandhis up to the
following sandhis of the house concerned. The longitude of
houses such as the ascendants are central points of houses
and as such the most sensitive points.
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Chart of Houses (Hindu System)
B - Cusp of 12th House
C - Beginning of 1st House
D - Cusp of 2nd House
X - Cusp of 4th House
Y - Cusp of 10th House (mid heaven)
Z - Cusp of 7th House
CHART OF HOUSES (Western System)
For Calculating Bhav Chalit, we first calculate ascendant and
longitude of 10th house from T.O.A. Longitude of 10th house
+ 6 signs gives longitude of 4th house and longitude of 1st
house + 6 signs gives longitude of 7th house. Difference in
longitude of 10th house and 1st House and 1st and 4th house is
divided into six equal parts to obtain beginning, mid points
and extent of each house.
Let us prepare Bhava Chalit chart for the data for which we
have calculated the longitude of ascendant and all planets.
The data given was 22.1.2000 at 16.40 hrs. New Delhi.
The ascendant as calculated is 2s 23' 42’
Sidereal time for epoch was 0hr. 24 Mts. 21 Sec.
For Calculating longitude of 10th house we refer to ‘Table of
Tenth House’ at page 8 of TOA.
For 0Hr -28 Mts. Longitude of 10th House is 11s 140 37’
“ 0Hr -24 Mts. “ “ “ “ 11s 130 32’
.: Diff. For 4 Mts. (240 Sec) is 10 5’ or 65’
.: “ 21 Sec. 65 x 21/240 = 6’
.: Longitude of 10th house 11s 130 32’
+ 6’
11s 130 38’
Ayanamsa Correction (-) 52’
(Ref. Page 6 of TOA) 11s 120 46’
.: Longitude of 10th House is 11s 120 46’
(1) Longitude of 1st House 2s 230 42’
(2) “ x th House 11s 120 46’
(3) Diff of (1) and (2) 3s 100 56’
(4) Divided (3) by 6 0s 160 49’
(5) Longitude of 4th House 5s 120 46’
(By adding 6 signs to longitude of 10th house)
(6) Diff in Longitude of 1st and 4th House 2s 190 4’ 00”
(7) Divide (6) by 6 0s 130 10’ 40”
I Sandhi II Sandhi III Sandhi
Sign (S) 2 3 3 4 4 4
Degree (D) 23 06 19 3 16 29
Minute (M) 42 52 3 14 24 35 (A)
Second (S) 0 40 20 0 40 20
IV Sandhi V Sandhi VI Sandhi
S 5 5 6 7 7 8
D 12 29 16 3 20 6
M 46 35 24 14 3 52 (B)
S 0 20 40 0 20 40
VII Sandhi VIII Sandhi IX Sandhi
S 8 9 9 10 10 10
D 23 6 19 3 16 29
M 42 52 3 14 24 35 (C)
S 0 40 20 0 40 20
X Sandhi XI Sandhi XII Sandhi
S 11 11 00 1 1 2
D 12 29 16 3 20 6
M 46 35 24 14 3 52 (D)
S 0 20 40 0 20 40
Figures in A have been obtained by adding 0s 130 10’ 40”
and Figures in B have been obtained by adding 6 signs in
figures of D
Figures in D have been obtained by increasing longitude of
10th house by 0s 160 49’ 20”
Figures in C have been obtained by adding 6 signs in figures
of A
From the above table extent of various houses are as under:-
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
Beginning 2s 3s 4s 4s 5s 7s 8s 9s 10s 100 11s 1s
60 60 30 290 290 30 60 60 30 290 290 30
52’ 52’ 14’ 35’ 35’ 14’ 52’ 52’ 14’ 35’ 35’ 14’
40” 40” 0” 20” 20” 0” 40” 40” 0” 20” 20” 0”
Mid Point 2s 3s 4 s 5s 6s 7s 8s 9s 10s 11s 00s 1s
230 190 160 120 160 200 230 190 160 120 160 200
42’ 3’ 24’ 46’ 24’ 3’ 42’ 3’ 24’ 46’ 24’ 3’
0” 20” 40” 0” 40” 20” 0” 20” 40” 0” 20” 20”
End 3s 4s 4s 5s 7s 8s 9s 10s 10s 11s 1s 2s
60 30 290 290 30 60 60 30 290 290 30 60
52’ 14’ 35’ 35’ 14’ 52’ 52’ 14’ 35’ 35’ 14’ 52’
40” 0” 20” 20” 0” 40” 40” 0” 20” 20” 0” 40”
Longitude of ascendant and planets are represented in the
various formats in different part of our country and in western
countries. In each formats there are 12 parts which represent
12 signs and 12 Houses. The different styles are as under:-
2nd 12th
3rd 1st
Pisces Aries Taurus Gemini
Scorpio Libra Virgo
1. North – Indian style:
In this style houses are fixed and depending upon sign of
Ascendant all houses are serially numbered anticlockwise.
2. South Indian Style :
In this style signs are fixed as indicated but no numbering is
done. The sign of ascendant is indicated by putting arrow sign
or writing ‘ascendant’ in that particular sign and then all houses
are counted form this sign serially clockwise.
3. East Indian Style:
In the Western System, circular
format is used houses are fixed
signs/planets are indicated by
their respective symbols


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