Judgement of Houses
1. O sage, I have come to know of the evils and antidotes thereof as well from you. Please tell me, what is to be deduced from each house.
2. THE FIRST HOUSE:
(The sage replies): physique, appearance, intellect (or the organ of intelligence, i.e. brain), complexion of the body, vigor, weakness, happiness, grief, and innate nature are all to be guessed through the ascending sign.
3. SECOND HOUSE:
Wealth,grains (food, etc.), family, death, enemies, metals, precious stones, etc., are to be understood through the 2nd house.
From the 3rd house, know of the following: valor, servants (attendants), brothers, sisters, etc., initiatory instructions, journey, and parent's death.
5. FOURTH HOUSE:
Conveyances, relatives, mother, happiness, treasure, lands, and houses are to be consulted through the 4th house.
6. FIFTH HOUSE:
The learned should deduce from the 5th house amulets, sacred spells, learning, knowledge, sons, royalty (or authority), fall of position, etc.
7. SIXTH HOUSE:
Maternal uncle, doubts about death, enemies, ulcers, step mother, etc, are to be estimated from the 6th house.
8. SEVENTH HOUSE:
Wife, travel, trade, loss of sight, death, etc, be known from the 7th house.
The 8th house indicates longevity, battle, enemies, forts, wealth of the dead, and things that have happened and are to happen (in the past and future births).
Fortunes, wife's brother, religion, brother's wife, visits to shrines, etc, be known from the 9th house.
Royalty (authority), place, profession (livelihood), honor, father, living in foreign lands, and debts are to be understood from the 10th house.
All articles, son's wife, income, prosperity, quadrupeds, etc., are to be understood from the 11th house.
From the 12th house, one can know about expenses, history of enemies, one's own death, etc.
14-16. PROSPERITY OR ANNIHILATION OF A HOUSE:
Predict prosperity of the house which is conjunct or is aspected by a benefic.
Also when its lord is in Yuvavastha or in Prabuddhavastha or in Kaumaravastha or in the 10th house, the bhava's well being is indicated. The bhava which is not aspect by its lord or whose lord is with a malefic planet or with one of the lords of evil and such other houses (i.e. 3rd, 6th, 8th, 11th, and 12th) or is defeated in a planetary war or is in one of the three Avasthas, viz. Vriddhavastha, Mritavastha, and Suptavastha.