Chapter 24 – House of Wealth

     The second house from the ascendant is called house of family, speech and money. These are the three main things we can know from this house.
 
     If the lord of the second house is exalted or in own house or in friendly house then the above mentioned things would be favorable to the native. If debilitated or in enemy house then would get unfavorable results.
 
     In north Indian charts, the top left most triangles is the second house. From the natural order of zodiac sign marked in the ascendant, we can derive which zodiac sign is second house. For example if the ascendant is marked with 4 then the second house would be Leo.

 

north indian horoscope showing second house
Fig 1- North Indian chart with second house
 
            In south Indian chart, since the zodiac signs are fixed, the sign which is next to the ascendant in clockwise direction is the second house.
south Indian horoscope showing second house
Fig 2-South Indian chart with second house
 
            In Uttara Kalamrita book, Mahakavi Kalidasa says, the below are signified by the second house.
  1. speech
  2. wealth
  3. belief in sacred tradition
  4. supporting others
  5. nails
  6. enjoyment
  7. truth and falsehood
  8. tongue
  9. eyes
  10. garment
  11. diamond
  12. copper
  13. gem
  14. pearl
  15. determination
  16. perfume (incense)
  17. family relationship
  18. trade
  19. softness of speech
  20. generosity
  21. effort in the acquisition of wealth
  22. friendship
  23. friend
  24. smartness
  25. miserliness in spending
  26. clear oratorical ability
  27. scholarship
  28. gold
  29. silver
  30. corn
  31. modesty
  32. nose
  33. firmness of mind
  34. a close dependent
  35. traffic rules
  36. living power
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