1st HouseDharma (right action)- personal intelligence – Individual Self

The first house is the physical body and its expression into the world

Appearance & basic viewpoint – the truth of our experience

2nd houseArtha (resources) Personal values – value of the self

Money, speech, physical enjoyment through the senses, close friends are all related to the second house. They are an expression of what we value the most.

3rd houseKama (desires) – personal happiness – siblings – Ego

interests – curiosity – courage

The things that feed us through the senses and form our values (second house) then become the source of our individual, self-willed actions and interests through the third house.

-People we compete with in our pursuit of happiness

4th houseMoksha (liberation) – Personal peace – Mother – emotional core – heart – peace of mind

our capacity to love and be loved – home – happiness

The fourth house shows our emotional strength and our the need and capacity for peace.

5th house Dharma – Our heart’s desire – child – Emotional Intelligence – romance – education

the things we love the most – the things we create – the source of our greatest intelligence

The expansive, creative power of love. Each of us is unique and will expand creatively in different ways. Through the function of our unique nature we can have children, become educated, do spiritual practices and develop the discrimination to discern the real from the unreal. As a Dharmic house the 5th house shows our desire to evolve creatively to fulfill our destiny.

6th houseArtha – hard work – debts – enemies – illness

the things we love the most create the most work – serving those things we love rather than resent them

The drudgery of life and what we must do to maintain the things we want is the main principle of the sixth house. Managing our daily routines and sacrificing our momentary happiness for something more worthwhile is the deeper lesson.

7th houseKama – communications, associates – romance – the desires we want to fulfill with another person – compromise – mutual respect

Marriage partners and business associates are relationships where we enter into agreements with others. In them we must negotiate and play fairly and give up some of what we want in order to get something better.

 8th houseMoksha – death – emotional liberation – investigating life’s deeper mysteries

Transforming our insecurities into strengths. Parashara calls this Bhava the “cavity or flaw.” It is where we are faced with our mortality and endings, our insecurities in the face of another and our neediness and fears.

9th houseDharma – Religion, beliefs, purpose – universal knowledge – our teachers and teaching others

Our capacity to be open to the flow of God’s grace. Luck, wealth, spiritual values and teachers are all a part of God’s grace flowing into our lives. Our ability to recognize a good teaching (or not) is shown from this house.

10th houseArtha – highest worldly actions and responsibilities – career – impact

the pressure you’re willing to handle in order to make an impact

The power of our reputation and influence. This is conferred to us from others and gives us the ability to impact the world. Our willingness to take responsibility and capacity to handle pressure is shown here.

11th houseKama – Society – highest worldly ambition – Universal desires – public

Our highest ambitions for the world, including wanting to save it, are shown from this last Kama house. It reveals what we desire in the highest sense. As our capacity to impact changes and grows (tenth house), so does our ambitions (eleventh house). It is here that the soul is becoming universalized and our individual desires are revealed to be empty.

12th houseMoksha – escapism – surrender and letting go – Universal freedom

Dream state – subconscious/unconscious mind

Our subconscious and hidden nature. It is the house of loss, liberation, isolation and decrease. Wastage of energy is observed here. Foreign journeys. Isolated through sorrow or peace.