There is a lot of confusion on the signification of any house. Here through this write-up, I will clarify what the actual significations of any house of a horoscope are.
The ascendant (Lagna) or first house: fundamentally signifies
body, besides fame, limbs, appearance, disposition, life, soul, character, wisdom, habits, birth, inclination, mood, activity, age, strength, stature, health, happiness, complexion, beauty, high life, colour, hair, weakness, politics, knowledge, splendour, place of birth, and head.
The second house: fundamentally signifies face, family, wealth, domestic happiness, eyes, speech, thoughts, prosperity, memory, pleasure, loss or gain, food, ear, learning, intelligence, cunning, savings, anger, pecuniary affairs, personal property (i.e., of exclusive use to one’s own self), fortunes, relations, fixed temperament, jewels, inauguration, metals, observation, right eye, persons under protection, tongue, nails, silver, gold, precious gems, passion, modesty, miserliness, comfort and taste, financial position, in-laws.
The Third house: fundamentally signifies courage, brothers, besides anger, ears, neck, meals, skills, patience, sisters, friends, neighbours, travels, cousins, ornaments, improvement, enterprise, clothing, steadiness, war, difficulty in getting food, power, instruction, help, medicine, right arm, voice, servants, subordinates, power of hearing, diseases in the ear, gold and silver vessels, heroic deeds, capacity, ability, courage, battle, meekness, skill and longevity of life, speech, writing, correspondence, family.
The Fourth House: fundamentally signifies mother, land, houses, education, relations, happiness, conveyance besides tanks, residence, inheritance, water, travels, milk, palace, clothes, falsehood, true words, distant relatives, property, fields, benevolence, art, stores, fort, mandap, flower gardens, heart, friends, things in the bottom, nectar, mental qualities, the end of life and the end of things, reputation, popularity, love of work, scents, perspiration, oil bath, ornaments.
The Fifth House: fundamentally signifies sons, daughters,
Intellect, creative intelligence, Poorva Punya, i.e., the karma of a previous birth, success in speculation, lottery and gambling, pleasures, enterprise, investments, mind, discrimination, reasoning, father, honour, religion, precepts, joy, worship of household deities, modesty, belly, stomach, charity, hearing, feeding, merrymaking, drinking, eating, firm disposition, inheritance, father’s generosity, genealogy, minister ship, advice, skill, care and caution, memory, secrecy, pride, ethical conduct, cooking, bathing and physical pleasures, love affairs.
The Sixth house: fundamentally signifies enemies, distance, debts, and imprisonment besides relations, servants, inferiors, small pets, wounds, troubles, obstacles, and difficulty in getting food, sorrow, misery, poverty, maternal ties, fear, boils, step-mother, and fear of shame, good food, theft, superstition, and injuries by weapons, cousins. From the paternal side, calamities through women, intimidation, vengeance, bad habits and diabetes, recovery from illness, benefit though servants.
The Seventh House: fundamentally signifies marriage – description of wife or husband, beside generosity, respect, lust, partnership, enjoyment, lawsuit, adultery, death, public enemies, holy place, speculation, love affairs, desires, immorality, sunset, trade, forgetfulness, voyage, loss in livelihood or occupation, dealings with women, of betel, opponents, public affairs, obstacles to travelling, losing the way, private parts, sexual conduct, marital discord, music, dance, patronage from ruling circles, duration of wife’s life, freedom, character, daily earning, litigation.
The Eighth House: fundamentally signifies life (longevity), sin, sorrow, hell, rebirth beside legacies, personal property of marriage partner, nature of death, happiness in food, venereal diseases, trouble, dowry, suddenly acquired wealth, lotteries, loss, occultism, danger, chronic diseases, obstacles, house as opposed to agricultural lands and hidden wealth, legacies and windfalls, gains through insurance and stranger, sexual organs.
The Ninth House: fundamentally signifies guru, father, virtuous deeds, dharma, prosperity, Tapasaya besides faith, medicine, kindness, benevolence, bathing in holy rivers, morality, purity of mind, honour, credit, ceremonies, father’s possessions, luck and spiritual learning, good company, conduct, fame, public beneficence, meritorious acts, wealth can buy, divine favours, brother and sister-in-law, grandchildren, future; in short, general welfare, long journeys, foreign travels, study of philosophy & art, religious and legal affairs, intuition and interest in occult.
The Tenth House: fundamentally signifies profession, karma, living, kingdom, authority beside fame, trade, clothes, employment, honour, credit, reputation, activity, charity, meals, deeds, persons, in power and authority, cultivation, medicine, loss of fame, punishment, prices, treasure, titles, preferment, business and success, gifts, presents, athletes, pride, public good, mercy, wisdom, mendicancy, fortitude, worship, concentration, living in foreign lands and countries, knowledge, rank and status, treasure- trove, adopted son, mother- in law, services, moral standards, long-distance journeys.
The Eleventh House: fundamentally signifies gains, profits, Earnings by self, elder brother beside friends, hopes, wishes, mother’s, prosperity, sisters, miserliness, income, cooking, left ear, slandering, acquisitions, legs, worship, son- in law, paternal uncle, patrimony, dependence, insight, vehicles, power of overwhelming, obstacles, loss of wealth, total income, clothes, friends and business partnership, success in business.
The Twelfth House: fundamentally signifies losses, expenditure, and moksha beside evil deeds, travels, secret, enemies, sorrow, imprisonment, sin, spending, giving real troubles. Difficulties, defamation, mental anxiety, misfortunes, loss of sleep, misery, dignity, deep occultism, sacrifice, left eye, prosperity in profession, self-destination, tribulation, affliction, defect in organs, derangement of brain or mind, sale of carriages and houses distress, backbiters, assassination, treason, suicide, joinery, settling abroad, disputes, waste of money, adultery, bed comforts, and luxuries generosity and real happiness, gains through adversaries.
It will be seen that the same effects have been mentioned as being signified by more than one house. It means that the two house are inter-allied in giving results; or it will be found that one house is Bhavath- Bhavam to the other, e.g., 5th house is 3rd from 3rd and therefore the 5th house also will have to be considered along with the 3rd house, so far as the indications relating to the 3rd house are concerned.