Chapter 34 –House of Foreign Travel

     The twelfth house from the ascendant is called house of foreign travel,loss, discharge of debts etc. These are the main things we can know from this house.
 
     If the lord of the twelfth 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 eleventh house in anti-clockwise direction is twelfth house. From the natural order of zodiac sign marked in the ascendant, we can derive which zodiac sign is twelfth house. For example if the ascendant is marked with 4 then the fifth house would be Gemini.
north Indian horoscope showing twelfth house
North Indian chart showing twelfth house
 
     In south Indian chart, since the zodiac signs are fixed, the sign which is next to the eleventh house in clockwise direction is the twelfth house.
 

south Indian horoscope showing twelfth house
South Indian chart showing twelfth house
     In Uttara Kalamrita book, Mahakavi Kalidasa says, the below are signified by the twelfth house.
 
  1. Awakening from sleep 
  2. mental pain 
  3. the two feet 
  4. fear from enemy 
  5. imprisonment 
  6. liberation from pain
  7. discharge of debts 
  8. elephants 
  9. horses 
  10. paternal wealth
  11. enemy
  12. entry into heaven 
  13. left eye 
  14. people’s enmity 
  15. mutilation of a limb
  16. gallantry
  17. loss by marriage
  18. renouncing ones couch 
  19. termination of one’s appointment 
  20. the place of enemy’s imprisonment of chains
  21. mental agitation 
  22. wretchedness 
  23. harm 
  24. a blow to the thought of the happiness of ones parents and brothers 
  25. discussion or dispute 
  26. anger 
  27. bodily injury 
  28. death 
  29. ongoing to another place 
  30. expenditure in all ways 
  31. loss of wife
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