Special Categories of Houses in Astrology

There are some special categories of houses:

(1) The 1st, 5th and 9th houses form a triangle and they are known as “konas
or “trikonas” or “trines”.
(2) The 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th houses are called “kendras” or “quadrants”
or “angles”.
(3) The 2nd, 5th, 8th and 11th houses are called “panapharas” or
“succedants”. These are basically the quadrants from the 2nd house.
(4) The 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th houses are called “apoklimas” or
“precedants”. These are basically the quadrants from the 3rd house.
(5) The 3rd, 6th, 10th and 11th houses are called “upachayas”.
(6) The 6th, 8th and 12th houses are called “trik sthanas” or “dusthanas
(bad/evil houses).
(7) The 4th and 8th houses are called “chaturasras

Lords of the 6th, 8th, 12th, 3rd and 11th houses produce evil.
Evil planets in the 3rd, 6th and 11th houses are very powerful and produce
success, wealth and health.


We can find trines, quadrants etc from lagna or other references or even from
houses.We can find houses with respect to a reference and then find trines,
quadrants etc with respect to those houses. For example, let us take the 3rd
house from lagna. Trines from it are the 1st, 5th and 9th houses from it. The
5th house from the 3rd house is the 7th house (count 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 starting
from the 3rd house. We get 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th. So the 5th from 3rd is
7th). The 9th house from the 3rd house is the 11th house. So 3rd, 7th and 11th
houses are the trines from the 3rd house. Similarly, the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th
houses are the quadrants from the 3rd house. And the 5th, 8th, 12th and 1st
houses are the upachayas from the 3rd house. The 8th, 10th and 2nd houses are
the dusthanas from the 3rd house. Thus we can find trines, quadrants etc from
any house.

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Trines

Trines are the abode of Goddess Lakshmi, who rules prosperity.
Trines from any reference are houses that are beneficial to the reference. They
bring prosperity and well-being to the reference. For example, trines from lagna
shows prosperity of self.

In Hinduism, there are 4 purushaarthas (purposes/goals of man) – (1) Dharma:
righteousness and adherence to one’s duty, (2) Artha: money and career, (3)
Kaama: desiring things and getting them, and, (4) Moksha: final liberation of
soul.

Dharma is shown by the trines from the 1st house – 1st, 5th and 9th – and they
show prosperity of self, intelligence and dharma15. They are called “dharma
trikonas” (trines of duty). The character of a person, his intelligence and his
righteousness decide how one follows dharma – the first purpose of human
existence.

Trines from the 2nd house are called “artha trikonas” (trines of money) and they
show money related activities. The 2nd house shows wealth. The 6th house shows
service. The 10th house shows career and activities in society. These three
houses show money related activities and how one follows artha – the second
purpose of human existence.

Trines from the 3rd house are called “kaama trikonas” (trines of desire) and
they show one’s desires and how one gets them. The 3rd house shows one’s
persistence. The 7th house shows relations and sex. The 11th house shows gains.
These three houses show how one follows kaama – the third purpose of human
existence. Trines from the 4th house (4th – harmony, 8th – occult studies and
spiritual awakening and 12th – moksha) are called “moksha trikonas” (trines of
liberation) and they show how one follows moksha – the fourth purpose of human
existence. Digbala of planets who attain full digbala in various of these trines
shows the strength of different purushaarthas in one’s life. Dasas like “Trikona
Dasa” which are based on trines show how one follows the four purushaarthas in
life.

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Planets in mutual trines make each other prosper.

 

Quadrants

Quadrants are the abode of Sri Maha Vishnu, the Supreme Lord who
sustains this universe as per Hinduism. Quadrants from any reference show its
sustenance. The 1st house (self), 4th house (comforts), 7th house (marriage and
relations with others) and the 10th house (profession) sustain each other.

Planets in mutual quadrants have a sustaining effect on each other.

 

Upachayas

Upachayas from a reference show forces causing gains and growth to
the matters signified by the reference.

 

Dusthanas

Dusthanas from a reference show forces causing setbacks to the
matters signified by it. If a dusthana is fortified or afflicted by malefics, it
may show serious obstacles. If a dusthana is weak, it shows that obstacles will
be easily overcome. For example, exalted 8th lord may show a lot of troubles and
debilitated 8th lord may show easy sailing.



 

Visible Half and Invisible Half

The zodiac is divided into two halves in every chart: The 7th, 8th,
9th, 10th, 11th and 12th houses form the “visible half” of the zodiac. The 1st,
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th houses form the “invisible half” of the zodiac. The
houses in the visible half of the zodiac with respect to a reference give
results that can be seen in the material world and the houses in the invisible
half of the zodiac give results that cannot be easily seen. It is for this
reason that the bases of dharma trikona (1st house) and moksha trikona (4th
house) are in the invisible half and the bases of artha trikona (10th house) and
kaama trikona (7th house) are in the visible half.

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Houses and Karakas

 

House Karaka
1st House Sun
2nd House Jupiter
3rd House Mars
4th House Moon, Mercury
5th House Jupiter
6th House Saturn, Mars
7th House Venus
8th House Saturn
9th House Sun, Jupiter
10th
House
Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn
11th
House
Jupiter
12th
House
Saturn



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