Lagnam ,1st  House or Ascendant:



The first house or what is also known as the Ascendant (Lagna) signifies the native, his general appearance, character and temperament. It shows his physical stature, color, form and shape and constitution in general. The Ascendant Is always an important factor in the matter of health.. Good aspects to the cuspal degree of the Ascendant , portray good health,while bad aspects threaten ill health, during the period of the planets throwing the bad aspect. It also indicates the native’s vitality and vigor, his peculiar habit of thinking, his natural disposition and tendencies, the native’s personality and struggle for life, his success or failure in attempts (1st, lOth and Ilth houses), his fortune or misfortune, etc. One should examine the 1st, 3rd and 8th houses to ascertain the probable span of one’s life. The lagna also describes the native’s station in life, general candor (status). honor, dignity,prosperity and general well-being. One should guess from the first house whether one has the determination and courage to push forward and forget ahead. The lagna, according to Hindu sages, shows the native’s residence abroad. Therefore one should examine this house before one predicts whether the native will live In his own place or.will make fortune is a far-off place.

In short, this house is the significator of any changes in the individual’s life. Hence this is of supreme importance. All depend upon the occupant and aspecfs to Asc. The 1st house governs head and the upper part of the face.



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In Mundane Astrology, ascendant of a country signifies the people in the country or general state of the locality or the State for which the horoscope is cast. In Horary Astrology, the first house may be said to represent the person asking the question.

If Saturn and Mercury are in Ascendant afflicted by Jupiter the individual will not hesitate to misappropriate) gambling on other’s money or for others, skin, sleepy (whether the native will be active or sleepy). If Saturn is in lagna especially with malefics Kethu or Rahu, then the native will be lazy ; (the wife may have abortive tendencies) ;if Mars and Mercury are there then he will be ever active. The person may have tendency to insult other men, freedom from disease, perseverance in the breeding of cattle (lord of 6 in the lagna or connected with the lord of lagna), loss of decorum and blame from one’s castemen are all to be predicted from the first house.

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Lagna indicates the advantages gains and profit to younger brother and his friends. The name, fame, reputation and the patrimony of mother are attributed to the Lagna . Higher studies, long journey, life in a hostel during the study, connection with strangers and foreigners for the native’s children (especially the first child) is judged from the Ascendant.

Danger to maternal uncle. end of open inimical activity is to be read from the first house. Demise of partner wife or husband and the pleasurable pursuits and speculation of father is also included. Short journeys, editing, publishing, neighbors to elder brother are represented by lagna.

Thus each house signifies certain matters concerning the individual and the same house indicates various matters relating to the relatives of the native. A house may be fortunate to the native and at the same time it may be unlucky to a relative. The native may keep good health but visit hospital to attend on an ailing relative and be worried because of the relative.

Here is summery of 1st house:

      :Personal identity and information about physical appearance, vitality and self-confidence.

      : Determines how an individual presents himself/herself to the outside world.

       :Shows the circumstances of birth and the body itself.

       :It is a summary of the complete horoscope and the most important house in the horoscope.

       :A favorable lagna bhaava can neutralize many of the problems in the remainder of the horoscope.

       :In mundane (state or political) astrology, the lagna signifies the people of the country.

       :In a horary chart, this house shows one’s mind, physical features of the consultant and his/her health. It represents the person who asks the question. It also indicates diseases to one’s enemies, journeys of one’s children and the friends of one’s brother/s.


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