Chapter 27 –House of Children

The fifth house from the ascendant is called house of children, good deeds in previous birth and power. These are the three main things we can know from this house.
        If the lord of the fifth 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 house next to the fourth house in anti-clockwise direction is fifth house. From the natural order of zodiac sign marked in the ascendant, we can derive which zodiac sign is fifth house. For example if the ascendant is marked with 4 then the fifth house would be Scorpio.

north Indian horoscope with fifth house
North Indian chart showing fifth house
            In south Indian chart, since the zodiac signs are fixed, the sign which is next to the fourth house in clockwise direction is the fifth house.

south Indian horoscope with fifth house
South Indian chart showing fifth house
            In Uttara Kalamrita book, Mahakavi Kalidasa says, the below are signified by the fifth house.
  1. Progeny 
  2. virtuous act done by the father 
  3. a king
  4. minister
  5. good morals 
  6. mechanical art
  7. mind 
  8. imagination 
  9. pregnancy 
  10. desertion 
  11. umbrella 
  12. moral stories 
  13. good news
  14. garments
  15. a great action desirable in various ways 
  16. ancestral property
  17. foresightedness 
  18. property derived through wife’s luck 
  19. liaisons with courtezans 
  20. profundity 
  21. firmness 
  22. secret
  23. decorum
  24. writing of news 
  25. well-being 
  26. friendship 
  27. a long literary production 
  28. engaging oneself in any business 
  29. belly
  30. prayer by incantations
  31. riches similar to that of Kubera
  32. donating food
  33. discrimination between virtue and sin
  34. chanting of Vedic hymns
  35. wisdom
  36. deep pondering 
  37. ways for earning money 
  38. a festive occasion when drum or tabor is player 
  39. intense satisfaction 
  40. profound learning  
  41. hereditary post of minister
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