Our birth chart is divided into different houses and they have different names too. Learning about them can be confusing as they overlap a lot. Few houses come together in various categories so, reading can be little complicated.
Types of houses
The 1st, 4th, 10th and 11th houses are known as Kendra houses. They are the cornerstone of your life. They are directly connected the very personal side of yours. Houses 1, 5, and 9 are the Trikona or Trine houses. These trikona houses are also known as Dharma houses. Houses 3, 6, 11 and 10 are the Upachaya houses or “houses of growth”. Upachaya means prosperity. These houses store those factors which can bring prosperity to your life. These houses feature those matters which has the capability to grow until you get moksha. Houses 6, 8 and 12 are the Dustana houses or houses of negative factors. The 6th house is also known as Artha house means a house which brings wealth. These houses deal with work and service through which you can make wealth. The 8th and 12th house is also known as Moksha houses. These houses represent the mysterious matters like death and moksha. Houses 2,5,8 and 11 are the Panapara houses. Panapara means related to wealth. Houses 3,6,9 and 12 are called the Apoklima houses. Apoklima actually means houses on the slopes. The deal with expenses. The 2nd and the 7th house are known as the Maraka houses, and it deals with those matters which can be fatal.
Major features of houses
Siblings, siblings like relatives, neighbours, willpower, courage, initiative, self -efforts, business ideas, short courses, short studies, intellectual projects, communications, short journeys, writing and communicative capability
Competitions, health, financial liabilities, enemies, competitors, maternal uncles, service, employees, service, and litigation
Social status, career, livelihood, bosses, promotion, name and fame, honour, rulers, employer, foreign settlements and ambition
Friendships, collective projects, long-term associations, elder siblings, children, youth groups, hopes, wishes, and gains
The above-said matters do have the potential to grow always in your life if you put enough effort.
During the dasa of the lords of these houses, you will go through many events which trigger your growth.For eg: An Aries ascendant will get enough opportunities for his growth during his Mercury and Saturn dasa. Mercury is the ruler of his 3rd and 6th houses. Saturn is the ruler of 10th and 11th houses.
So, Aries ascendant, all dasas are crucial, but no matter what age he is in, he should give his level best in Mercury and Saturn dasa , then he will reap a lot of good results.
Table 1: represents the Ascendants and the signs in Upachaya houses.
The same effect can come up during the dasa of the planet placed in these upachaya houses. During his Mercury Mahadasa and various Mercury Antardasas, he will get chances to interact closely with his siblings. Placement, conjunction, and aspect of Mercury are very important. During this
Mahadasa and Antardasa of this planet, he will get opportunities to learn a lot of new skills. All that mentioned in the 3rd and 6th house will happen during this time period.
If he is vigilant he will have a great time, or he can lay the foundation for a good future as the 6th house of work and colleagues are also activated. The 3rd house and 6th house deals a lot with studies, responsibilities, work, financial liabilities, and efforts. So, there should not be any negligence in these sectors. Your negligence will have long-lasting consequences and that will impact you negatively despite the placement, conjunction, and aspect of Mercury in your birth chart. If you give the best, then the universe will, of course, support you with more positive news despite placement, conjunction and aspect of Mercury in your birth chart. And that is the secret behind the Upachaya houses.