The Best of GRReporter
flag_bg flag_gr flag_gb

“This house is mine” - rulers of the houses in horoscope

20 August 2010 / 14:08:03  GRReporter
15213 reads

The ruling planet has to take care of the acts of its house/houses. One planet can do good things in a horoscope and bad things in another horoscope. But there are no good and bad planets. As I mentioned still in the division by nature in beneficial and maleficent, such definitions of the planets are completely CONDITIONAL.

The use of these two categories - good and evil – always raises the question: “What is it good for and what is it bad for?” One planet is not just “evil and destructive”. It is the way it is for a specific thing. It has the obligation to destroy something. The same goes for “goodness”. To what and whom it is directed? The houses that the planet rules and the house where it is positioned determine this last thing.

As life does not always run on wheels, it is perfectly normal if Jupiter, which is the biggest beneficial planet by nature, rules one of the suffering houses in horoscope, like the eighth house, to cause events in the life of the eighth home. Namely crisis, deprivation of life force, sharp turns, accidents, death. Which can hardly be called beneficial. Of course, there are beneficial twists in life. A crisis does not always bear negativity - it's just taking a new direction. Sometimes desirable, sometimes not.

Following this logic, each planet temporarily becomes beneficial, maleficent or neutral depending on the houses in horoscope which it rules. Every house outlines specific area and this leads to different motivation in rulers. Similarly, when you go out with friends, your motivation is to have fun. Not to concentrate, work, fight, etc.

To summarize, the ruling of houses gives different meaning to the planets in each horoscope. Here I will mention that the Indian Astrology uses the Sanskrit term for Ascendant – lagna.

(I would like to add that the Sanskrit terminology that Indian astrology has kept is a real wealth and it is indispensable if you are to understand the essence of all elements in the horoscope and astrology in general; terminology of the Western astrology is not so penetrating - perhaps as a result of the numerous translations and adjustments made).

So, what does “Lagna” means? It means to be bound by certain conditions and obligations, to be connected. Lagna/the Ascendant bounds the planets in a specific horoscope by certain obligations according to their position in the time and place of birth. In other words, each planet is "obliged" to perform a specific job, be responsible for something, it associates with a certain rhythm at the time of birth.

Every Ascendant and the order of the houses to it, having in mind the above, have their own "rules" which define the planets functioning  Therefore, by defining the houses which a planet rules we define the temporary status of this planet in the specific horoscope, we define the rules it functions in accordance with.  

Of course, the nature of planets remains, but the temporaryl status of the planet modifies it.

Next: How the planets act while ruling different houses.


Tags: AstrologyHoroscopeHouses
GRReporter’s content is brought to you for free 7 days a week by a team of highly professional journalists, translators, photographers, operators, software developers, designers. If you like and follow our work, consider whether you could support us financially with an amount at your choice.
You can support us only once as well.
blog comments powered by Disqus