Essays & Facts on Vedic Astrology

The Veda as the instruction manual of the universe The three in one structure of consciousness Jyotish in Rigveda The holographic structure of the universe Free will and predestination Qualities and characteristics of the 27 nakshatras
in terms of personality traits Keywords for rashis: the twelve signs of the zodiac Keywords for grahas: the nine planets Keywords for bhavas: the twelve houses Keywords for the nakshatras - the 27 lunar mansions A model description of our solar system/universe

The 12 Bhavas Main Significations
1. 
Tanu - Body
The Self (Atman), psychology, physiology, constitution, innate nature, personality, character, temperament, ego, the empirical self, sense of self worth, dignity, fame, splendour, general welfare, happiness, status in society, health, complexion, vitality, longevity, victory over enemies, strength, vigour, place of birth. 
Family members: father's mother, mother's father. 

Body parts: head, brain.
2. 
Dhana - Wealth
Wealth, food, drink, speech, parental family, self-created family, movable property, ornaments, jewels, precious metals, clothes, vision, creative imagination, self-confidence, cheerfulness, learning, education, memory, fixity of mind, oral expression of knowledge, sources of income, maintenance of others. 
Family members: parental family and self-created family. 

Body parts: eyes, right eye, face, mouth, tongue.
 
3. 
Sahaja - Coborn 
Deliberate actions, motivation, interests, hobbies, sports, pleasures, assistance, servants, neighbours, short-term desires, short trips, short contacts, telephonic contacts, correspondence, writing, strength, valour, courage, stamina, initiation into spiritual practices, things heard, earrings, singing, acting talent, playing on musical instruments, manual skills, computer skills, death of parents. 
Family members: brothers and sisters, mother's father's brother, first younger brother or sister. 

Body parts: throat, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, upper part of chest, right ear. 
4. 
Bandhu - Relative
Mind, heart, feelings, happiness, close friends, all family members, the mother, all well-wishers, home, comforts, home country, landed property, houses, gardens, underground treasures, wells, agricultural products, vehicles, horses, elephants, cows, buffaloes, goats and sheep, holy places, moral virtues, devotion to God, piety, righteous conduct, character, good name and reputation, education, erudition, ultimate results. 
Family members: mother, parents, all family members.

Body parts: chest, lungs, heart. 
5. 
Putra - Son
Creative Intelligence, knowledge, education, memory, talents, judgement, discretion, advice, merits from past life, devotion to gods and brahmins, deity of one's choice, knowledge of mantras, tantras and yantras, virtues, ruling powers, royalty, authority, fall from position, literary works, amusements, romance, children, disciples, wealth, prosperity, nature of spouse. 
Family members: children, second younger brother or sister.

Body parts: stomach area, heart. 
6. 
Ari - Enemy
Worries, anxieties, obstacles, enemies, thieves, vices, challenges, tests, urge for perfection, self-improvement techniques, competitive power, turning obstacles into opportunities, difference of opinion, conflicts, debts, diseases, suffering, wounds, service, daily job, imprisonment, quadrupeds, pet animals. receiving charity. 
Family members: mother's brother (maternal uncle), stepmother. 

Body parts: navel area, intestines, digestive tract. 
7. 
Yuvati - Spouse 
Husband, wife, partner, lover, marriage, partnership, sexual affairs, medium-term desires, business partner, co-operation, trade, commerce, travel, journeys, litigation, living abroad, nature of spouse, relationship with all others, the world at large as seen by the native, happiness from children.
Family members: husband, wife, second child, third younger brother or sister. 

Body parts: basti area, colon, internal sexual organs. 
8. 
Randhra - 
Vulnerable Point
Longevity, transformation, the gap, the mechanics of nature, the cognition of the structuring dynamics of consciousness,, the experience of the constitution of the universe, knowledge of past, present and future, transcendence, siddhis, regeneration, rebirth, discontinuation, dangers, chronic ailments, agonies, accidents, enemies, mode of death, wealth of the spouse, unearned wealth, inheritance, underground places, hidden treasures, everything hidden, mysteries of life and "death," overseas journeys. 
Family members: family of the spouse. 

Body parts: external sexual organs. 
9. 
Dharma - Spirituality
Dharma, support of nature, merits from past lives, fortunes, wisdom, Vedic Science, meditation, yagya, tapas, life philosophy, world view, faith, religion, worship, piety, morality, ethics, higher education, professional training, children, solution to problems, visits to shrines, pilgrimages, foreign travels, air travels, the guru. 
Family members: brother's wife, wife's brother, children, grandchildren, fourth younger brother or sister. 

Body parts: thighs, hips. 
10. 
Karma - Activity
Activity, occupation, profession, career, reputation, prestige, success and status in society, honour from government, , promotion, rank, renown, fame, ambition, happiness, authority, royalty, ruling power, sense of importance, dignity, living in foreign lands, commerce, trade, clothing. 
Family member: father. 

Body parts: knees, spine. 
11.
Labha - Income
Income, gains, profits, all articles, prosperity, long-term desires, fulfilment of desires, fulfilment of dreams and ambitions in life, good news, auspicious events, elder brothers and sisters, air travel, favourites, circle of friends, community, club-life, quadrupeds; the lord of the eleventh house stands for difficulties and diseases. 
Family members: elder brothers and sisters, elder brother or sister directly above the native, son's wife, fifth younger brother or sister. 

Body parts: calves, ankles, left ear. 
12.
Vyaya - Loss 
Expenses, losses, wastes, loss of relativity, gain of spirituality, enlightenment, moksha, renunciation, loss of attachment, loss of identification, donations, charity, journey to far off distant lands, lonely places, confinement in prison, hospital or monastery, pleasures of the bed, secret enemies, spies, fall. 
Family member: father's brother (paternal uncle). 

Body parts: feet, left eye.