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The First House: About You

Moon Sign vs Ascendant to Judge your First House
The sign of the first house in Vedic Astrology is very important. The first house sets the karma for your personality and body and also determines the signs of all the other houses. In Southern India, Vedic Astrologers accept that the first house can be determined as either the sign that is on the eastern horizon at the moment of birth or the sign of the Moon. In India, your family astrologer would determine whether your Eastern ascendant sign or the Moons sign should be used. Your family astrologer would have a long-term relationship with you and your family and would be consulted on any major occasion. He would base his decision on whether the Eastern ascendant sign or the Moons sign seemed to have a stronger influence on your development. In the west, we do not have family astrologers to make these decisions for us as we are growing up. An astrologer can make this determination for you after looking at your chart and asking you about your experiences in life. With some education in Vedic Astrology, you yourself can make this decision after assessing which chart suits your life experience better. In order to determine which first house to use we will take a look at the influence the first house has on your looks, personality and health. This will tell us whether your Ascendant or Moon sign is operating more strongly in your life. If your Moon turns out to be the greater influence in your life, you should analyze your chart as if the Sign that the Moon is in was your 1st House. In Summary we are going to take you step by step in helping you decide which should be your 1st house, your Ascendant or your Moon sign. Then you will look at how different planets in your chart have influence over your physical appearance and personality.


First, you need to know what your Ascendant sign and Moon sign are. Method:

1. Log into Astroved 2. Run the Chart Report 3. On the chart, it will indicate your first house with the As symbol and the number 1. This is your Ascendant Sign and is the default first house in Astroved. 4. Your Moon sign will be indicated by a Mo on the Chart Report. Alternatively, you can view your Moon sign Report Click here


Now that you know your Ascendant and Moon signs, read the descriptions for both of these signs. Based on these descriptions, choose the one that more accurately reflects your appearance and personality. Please note that on occasion, a persons physical appearance will reflect a combination of both their Ascendant and Moon signs. First House Positive Trait Negative Trait Ruling Planet Body Description Personality Description



Domineering Mars

You are likely to be quick and aggressive and will not take the backseat in life, being independent, Strong, self -directed and medium build goal seeking. You and athletic have intensity like warriors and will take on the struggles of life. You are likely to be competitive. A heavy appearance and lovely large eyes You are likely to be comfort loving and stubborn. Like your symbol, the bull, Taureans are determined and dangerous when riled. You are heavily influenced by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, and love and beauty will be major themes





in their lives. The Taurus first house gives a kingly Leo fourth house granting you with a regal home and luck in acquiring real estate. You are likely to be mentally sharp and are of a dual nature and love variety. You are known to be talkative, love to start things but do not always finish them, and have an eternal curiosity. The Gemini first house gives an eighth and ninth house of Capricorn and Aquarius, both Saturn-ruled signs. You will therefore feel the effects of Saturn in giving delays or restrictions in your activities and are likely to have a conservative or traditional guru or father. You are likely to be sensitive and caring of others. Like the ruler of Cancer, the Moon, you are expressive, romantic, family oriented and have a deep sense of empathy for others. The Cancer first house gives a




Long and lean, Mercury perpetually youthful





Short with a thick neck and stout body

Saturn-ruled Capricorn in the seventh house of relationships, thus are known to have disappointments in marriage and may experience their partners as overly controlling. You are likely to be a leader and a lover of the spotlight. You Majestic are bold, cheerful appearance and generous; when with a large angered, you are not frame, broad easy to cool down. shoulders, tall You are ambitious. height and The Leo first house have a gives a Scorpio thoughtful fourth house Leos countenance will seek independence from mother and home early in life.








You are likely to be impulsive, curious and like to talk. You Medium are likely skillful height, with with your hands and big cheeks a love of the arts. and a bright You are sensitive Mercury face. Soft and creative, with an body, a innocent or nave gentle nature nature. With the and attractive Suns influence in appearance. their twelfth house, Virgo first house people are likely to be long-lived. Venus Tall, thin and You are likely to be fair with a philosophical, smiling face skilled in business, intelligent and frank,




and able to communicate their opinions forcefully. You are by nature charitable and skilled as a judge or arbitrator. The Libra first house gives a Scorpio second house, so this person will have to work energetically to accumulate wealth. You can experience windfalls and opportunities by their popularity in their social circles. You love excitement and seek adventure and are competitive and independent. You are known to be secretive and love occult studies. You Handsome can lash out when and youthful wronged or appearance, threatened. Good with medium luck follows your height and a from your deeds in fierce look in past lives. The the eyes Scorpio first house gives a Taurus seventh house of partnerships, attracting you to a stable and romantic partner. Full figure (inclined to eating a lot) and happy demeanor You are likely to be straightforward, noble and a supporter of good causes. You are robust, healthy, interested in spiritual


Intense and Secretive



Sagittarius Direct

Hot-headed and Excessive


matters and are unlikely to abuse your power when you gain positions of authority. You encounter delays or restrictions in their accumulation of wealth, and difficulties with siblings. You are drawn to refined or elegant occupations or careers working with women. You are likely to be ambitious and persevering. You have an air of pessimism and feel under appreciated. Your successes are often delayed until later in life. You often have to pick yourself up and start over again, but ultimately succeed in having a widespread reputation. You are known to have emotional and romantic partners. You are likely to be creative and inventive, perhaps a bit eccentric. You love philosophy and like to do good for others. You are a leader and a lover of the spotlight, but serve others and can tolerate hard work.

Capricorn Businesslike Inhibited


Thin with handsome features


Independent Opinionated


Darkish hair, pretty eyes and can be either tall and thin or short and pudgy

You like to wander and will explore history and tradition. You tend to have a stable, loving and comfortable home life. You are likely to be granted prosperity and good cash flow throughout life. You are kind, sensitive and devotional. You are likely to be intuitive and superstitious. You are sweet but also stubborn. You Attractive have the star power large mouths to make them a and a strong successful actor or physique actress. You attract intelligent business partners and draw to yourself mates who are primarily clever rather than attractive.


Introspective Ungrounded Jupiter

If after reading the above descriptions you are still uncertain as to which 1st House sign to use, follow this method: 1. If your birth time is known, and you cannot decide between Moon and Ascendant, go with your Ascendant as your first House. 2. If your birth time is unknown, and you cannot decide which of the above best reflects you, go with your Moon Sign as your first House. The Astrologer Analysis of Your First House will also analyze your chart both ways and make suggestions as to which may be strongest. You should be receiving this analysis within the next 10 days.


Once you have identified which sign is your first house, either by the Ascendant or the Moon sign, the next step in controlling aspects of your first house is to know which

planets most directly influence it and modify its nature. To do this, run the Chart Report on Astroved. Examine your 1st House (either Moon sign or Ascendant) and note any planets in that sign, then read the descriptions for each planet that you have in your 1st House to see how they affect your physical self and personality: Planet in the 1st House Sun General Effect Negative Effect If Sun is in Libra (debilitated), lack of self-confidence or selfacceptance and problems with health. If Moon is in Scorpio (debilitated), emotional turbulence, health problems and sexual impediments. If Mars in Cancer, accident and injury prone, injuries to the head or facial rashes. If Mercury in Pisces, problems with communication and speech, and mental unsteadiness. If Jupiter in Capricorn, not recognized for your work, overly optimistic and overextending of yourself. If Venus in Virgo, your love interests will never be fulfilling to you. If Saturn in Aries, personal progress will be slow and encumbered. You will meet with delays, obstacles and restrictions.

Driven, Proud, a little Irritable


Gentleness and beauty to the Face and Inner Radiance. Emotionally, intuitive and temperamental. Youthful appearance, ruddy complexion, Passionate, Direct, Warrior, Polygamy. Communicative, Quick Wit, Talkative. Heavy, Big-boned build. Great luck and fortune and tremendous opportunities come your way. Could become lazy or eat more foods leading to weight gain. Great physical beauty, refinement, charm and sensuality. Excellent for humanitarian service. Gives duration and discipline to your position (whether a good or bad role).






Rahu Ketu

Aggressive nature and worldly success. A problematic Rahu can cause May marry multiple times. health and confidence problems. Mystical nature and highly sensitive nervous system, unhappy marriages. Ketu at its worst can make you deceptive and a victim to other peoples energy.

Each planet that you have in your 1st house will affect your personality and appearance as described above. If you have no planets in your 1st House, then you will more closely

match the description of the sign listed in Step 2!


The final step in understanding your personal 1st house is to examine where your 1st houses planetary ruler is placed in your chart and what that means for you. The following table lists which planet rules your first house: Sign of the 1st House Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Planetary Ruler Mars Venus Mercury Moon Sun Mercury Venus Mars Jupiter Saturn Saturn Jupiter

If your 1st house is Taurus, then your planetary ruler is Venus. Now, look again at your Chart Report. What sign is your planetary ruler of the 1st House placed? Remember, the planetary ruler can be found in the chart above. For instance, you may find that you have a Taurus 1st House. Taurus ruling planet is Venus. The Chart Report would show you which sign your Venus is placed. Perhaps your Venus is in Leo. Leo is the 4th House for a Taurus Ascendant/Moon Sign. The Houses are numbered 1 to 12 in a clockwise direction. Taurus is the 1st House. Gemini is the 2nd House. Cancer is the 3rd House and Leo is the 4th House. The placement of your 1st House planetary ruler will tell you how your karma will be experienced by you in this lifetime. So, in our example, if your ruling 1st House planet is Venus and placed in your 4th House of Leo, you will spend much of your life focused on issues relating to your mother, property, home and cars. Below are the indications of each House:

Plant that rules the 1st How your Character and Purpose in House is in your Life will be Directed 1st House 2nd House 3rd House 4th House 5th House 6th House 7th House 8th House 9th House 10th House 11th House 12th House Character, Life Purpose Wealth through Career, Childhood Hobbies, Creativity, Courage, Younger Sibling Mother, Property, Home, Cars Children, Higher Education, Grace from God Healing, Health, Enemies, and Debts Partnerships, Relationships, Marriage, Opponents Obstacles, Longevity, Sensuality, Mysticism, Inheritance Father, Luck, Spirituality, Travel Career, Fame Opportunity, Profit, Older Sibling, Friends Enlightenment, Liberation, Foreign Travel, Loss, Confinement

By means of another example, if your first House is Gemini, then your planetary ruler is Mercury. When you look at your chart, you see that Mercury is placed in your 12th House of Taurus. Therefore, in this lifetime, you will experience much work involving enlightenment, liberation, foreign travel, losses and/or confinement.

At this point, you now have an understanding of: 1. 2. 3. 4. What sign your 1st House is; What planets, if any, are in your 1st house; What planet rules your 1st house; and In which house your ruling 1st house planet is placed in your chart.

This will give you a good basic comprehension of why you look and behave the way you do. If you are beautiful, you may very well have Venus in your 1st house. If you are heavy and jovial, Jupiter may be in your 1st house. If you have 2 or more planets in your 1st House, look to which of the planets are weak and causing you difficulties based on the

descriptions of the planets above. Then remedy that planet! 1st House Remedies: What Can I do About my 1st House Afflictions? There are several options to remedy ill effects of the planets affecting your first house. Mantras: There are secretive mantras to help appease a planet that is destined to cause you problems. The powerful and secretive mantra to make your appearance and personality more beautiful can be found on the Video tape Physical Appearance and Personality which is included in the Level 2 program. There are also planetary remedies you can do based upon your new found analysis. First, to strengthen your first house, you can chant the mantra of the planet that rules your first house. The mantras for each house can be found on the Astroved site. Astroved is unique in that it also offers Virtual Poojas that combine Mantra and Visual depictions of the planets. This is another powerful way to win the grace of a planet that is not in your favor. Click hereto try a virtual pooja now for free. Alternative Ways to Propriety a Planet You can propitiate a planet on the day of your 1st house ruler. For instance if Mars is the ruler of your 1st House (i.e. Aries or Scorpio), then on Tuesday, the day ruled by Mars, you can try fasting during daylight hours, but eat before sunrise and after sundown or remain vegetarian the entire day. Rituals: Depending upon the level of the affliction that planet is causing you, you can perform a fire ritual (called a homa or yagna) or pooja. Please see Astroved > Remedies > Planetary >Fire Rituals for more information. Astrologer Consultation: Let our astrologers sending you their recommendations for your personalized remedy for your first house. See ourspecials page for details. Quiz: In order to give a concrete example of 1st House analysis, take the quiz below based on Oprah Winfreys chart. There is planet behind any facial imperfection. It can be corrected through plastic surgery or other forms of medical and healing procedures. But primarily the planets should lend their blessings to let you do it. I have known many people that after doing their remedies found money in a miraculous way to do plastic surgery. Go to the planets first, before you go to the beautician or doctor. Dr. Pillai Take our First House Quiz now >>