The birth chart is a blueprint of the sky at the moment of your birth. Sounds extraordinary? Well, it rather is!
Each of the nine planets in Vedic astrology exists within a House (Bhava) in your birth chart (Kundli). Apart from providing invaluable insights about your personality, the placement of the planets illustrates how you are connected and how you coexist with the world around you. Moreover, the 12 Houses in your Kundli are a roadmap of your past, present and future. As the planets in the sky move across these houses, all sorts of events are triggered in your life — both tangible and emotional.
Every house in the horoscope carries a unique meaning and represents a specific area of life. Indeed, the twelve houses are truly what makes astrology so spectacular. How these houses work is fairly complex, but we will make it easy for you to understand what the 1st house in Kundli is all about.
The 1st House in Kundli is also known as Tanu Bhava / Lagna Sthan in Vedic astrology. It governs both our self-image and the image we portray to others. It also rules over our physical appearance, our general personality traits, health and immunity, and the childhood period of our life. Hence, the first house is also referred to as the House of Self.
Commonly known as Lagna (Ascendant) in Vedic Astrology, the first house begins our ride through the houses. It is considered the most important of all houses because it refers to the very beginning of our existence and the early environment of our life.
It is also referred to as Tanu Bhava, which means the house of the body. The first house is the indicator of our individuality, bodily features, strength, looks and sexual appeal.
The 1st house shapes our personality and is responsible for the way we think. Our happiness and interests are governed by this house. The 1st house represents the person we are going on to become. It influences how we will evolve, both from within and from outside. It governs our presentation to the world, approach to life, demeanour, essential abilities and basic sensibilities.
The sum total of these factors makes us different from the rest; it makes us the unique individuals that we are. The first house is thus crucial while making personalised astrological predictions. It can also reveal expected mishaps and misfortunes. It is like a window to your general outlook to life, which has a lot to do with the choices you make, which in turn affect the future course of events.
Some of the other attributes of the 1st house include name, fame, reputation and property inherited from the mother. This house also indicates long journeys.
Vedic name of 1st House: Tanu Bhava
Natural Ruling Planet and Sign: Mars and Aries
Body parts associated: Head, upper facial region and body in general
People in 1st House: Yourself, relationship partners
Activities in 1st House: All activities that occur in the present moment i.e. breathing continuously, digesting food etc.
Sun in 1st House: The Sun’s presence in the 1st house of your chart will bless you with a strong vitality and a healthy level of self-confidence. However, it may also make you dominating and egoistic. You are a born-fighter, always up for a challenge. A positive Sun in this house also means that you will have a childhood free of troubles. You have a reckless disposition and you may also be given to laziness.
Moon in 1st House: Although the Moon in the 1st house blesses you with an amiable personality, you may still suffer from a lack of confidence and inconsistency in actions. You may spend too much time trying to please others. You have a childlike quality in how you put yourself across. You wear your emotions on your sleeve. Make sure this does not work to your detriment.
Jupiter in 1st House: Jupiter in this house shows that you are a compassionate person with a big heart, a positive approach and good intentions. However, you may be too optimistic, overlooking important details. Jupiter is the planet of expansion, hence its placement in the 1st house indicates plenty of scope for personality development.
Venus in 1st House: Venus is the planet of love and beauty. When Venus owns the 1st house of the zodiac, the natives are blessed with a pleasant manner and charming personality. They may also be prone to laziness, excessive willingness to compromise and sensual indulgence. People are easily attracted to you and things come easy. However, be careful not to take undue advantage of the abilities you are naturally blessed with.
Mars in 1st House: The fiery and energetic Mars in the 1st house of a native’s kundli often makes them impulsive and hasty in their actions. You need to slow down and work on your patience. Mars blesses you with energy, courage, power, endurance and aggression.
Mercury in 1st House: With Mercury in the 1st house you have a curious and experimental outlook in life. You may also have strong intellectual powers. You adjust easily to the circumstances that surround you. You are quick to react and often indulge in non-stop chatter. You tend to be witty, accommodating, persuasive, yet impatient at times.
Saturn in 1st House: If you have Saturn in the 1st house, you’re probably tall and thin. You are serious by nature and may come across as an introvert. You are likely to be a loyal, dutiful and dependable person. With a rough childhood behind you, you will meet sweet success in life.
Rahu in 1st House: With Rahu in the 1st house in Kundli there is a zeal for life and a yearning to climb the social ladder. You love to be admired and desired. Auspicious Rahu will bestow you with an impressive personality. You will proceed through life in an unconventional manner. An afflicted Rahu will lead you to illicit behaviour. You will be susceptible to drug and alcohol addiction unless the divinity of a benefic planet empowers you morally.
Ketu in 1st House: With Ketu in the 1st house, you are aware of every flaw in your character. You are endowed with a magnetic personality and you come across as a bit of a mystery; people struggle to understand you. If an adverse Ketu influences your 1st house, you will have health problems and your stamina will suffer.