The 1st house is the self, the physical body and the person’s personality. Normally, according to the original birth chart, the 1st house is ruled by Mars and the zodiac sign that rules is Aries. But in your case, there can be any number in the 1st house from 1 to 12. (Note the number and the zodiac sign associated with it).
The first house is also known as the “Ascendant”.
In Vedic Astrology, the 1st house is called the “Lagan” and it’s lord is known as “Lagnesh”.
Generally, the 1st house lord has a benefic property to it. Meaning, which ever house, the 1st house lord or Lagnesh sits in, that house grows and starts giving the native, benefic results.
The first house is also the only house that can be called as a “Kendra House” and also a “Trikon House”. It is one of the most important house in Vedic Astrology.
General Properties of the 1st house
- It is the house of self, and is also known as the “Tanu Bhava”.
- The 1st house governs a native’s individuality and personality. It represents one’s physical appearance and body.
- Things like, attractiveness, physical features, strength zeal and overall health is determined by the 1st house.
- It also tells us how we will grow in life.
- It also shows us how the person will project himself to the world. For example, Sun ruling the first house makes the person have the personality to attract the crowd towards him. While Mercury makes the native talkative.
- The 1st house governs our personality, however, 50% of the personality is also influenced by Moon and the Moon sign.
- It also tells us about our ego and identity.
- The natural ruler of the first house is the planet Mars or “Mangal”. However, Sun is the main Karaka of the 1st house.
The 1st house is such an important house that from which we can see a lot of things. As we talked about, which ever house, the 1st house lord goes into, that house will naturally grow and will give good results to the native. However, it is generally seen that, if the 1st house is weak and it’s lord is weak, the person can face a lot of trouble in life. He may have to work very hard in life and face lots of difficulties. However, Jupiter in the 1st house is one of the best positions in Vedic Astrology. It is said that this Jupiter or Guru alone is enough to take the load of the whole birth chart. Similarly, Sun in the 1st house also an extremely great position. As Sun is the Karak Graha for the 1st house.
1st house lord in the 1st house.
- The person becomes a very talent person in life.
- The native wil have good self-confidence and will power.
- The person’s physical strength will be strong and he will have a bold and strong appearance.
- It is said that such person will grow in their life though their own efforts.
- The 1st house becomes strong because it’s is in it’s own house.
- This position boosts a person’s vitality and physical and internal energy levels.
- It can be a great position for wealth, if the 2nd house and 11th houses are connected with the 1st house. The native will be a natural wealth earner. His life will be dedicated towards earning and saving wealth.
- The person also becomes intelligent and his mind will be sharp.
- If the lords of the 9th house, 5th house and any Kendra houses are conjoined with the 1st house through conjunction or aspect, it’s makes a great Raj Yoga which can bless the native with lots of wealth and comforts in life.
- The person will be fickle minded and extremely comfortable. He may not be willing to follow the rules of others or the society itself.
- The native may also have too much sexual energy due to which he may endulge himself into extra-marital affairs.
- Attraction towards the opposite sex greatly increases with this position. Especially, if the planet is malefic or there is a malefic aspect of Rahu and Ketu on the 1st house.
- However, the person becomes a Risk-Taker and becomes very strong willed.
Generally, 1st house lord in the 1st house is one of the best combinations for a person to have.
Here the planet is basically in its own house, therefore, it naturally becomes strong. On top of that, the planet is also in Kendra and Trikona, which magnifies the power of the planet. That’s why, having any planet in the 1st house is considered to be extremely auspicious.
Here, if the lord itself is in the 1st house, then there is no doubt, the person will be the master of his own fate. He will be responsible for all the success he gains and also all the failures of his life.
In most cases, such people have the capability to go through failures and achieve great success.
However, the person can become fickle minded and there is every reason for the person to be like that. The reason is because, the lord is in it’s own house.
I will give you a simple, real life example as to why such people become fickle minded. When a person goes to work, there is always some load of responsibilities upon him. Things like, he has to behave well in front of public and co-workers, he may have to work harder and he has to take care of his personality and self-esteem.
However, as soon as the person comes back home from work, he becomes extremely comfortable. Therefore, now he may not care about what others think of him, and he will be free willed and have freedom. Because at home, we are all fickle minded, we want things to work our way, and we want things to happen in our own way.
But for people with 1st house lord in the 1st house, they get this quality, wherever they go due to which they may want people to do things their way. This is the main reason why they become fickle minded.
Besides that, the 1st house lord in the 1st house can give the person, a really high level of energy and they become natural hard workers. Especially, if the planet is Mars or Sun, they become workaholics.
Such people can do really well in sports, army, or even in business. Because from the 1st house, the planet directly aspects the 7th house of business and partnerships.
I’d say, such natives should definitely try to run a business atleast once in their lifetime.
One major drawback of 1st house lord being in 1st house is sexual energy. The person get’s blessed with godly levels of sexual energy which is actually a gift and blessing but also a pointed knife that is pointed towards them throughout their life.
If they are able to control their energy and direct it towards their career, wealth and well-being, it can make them extremely successful in life.
However, if they fail to direct the energy and use it in wrongful means, it can completely destroy them. Because sexual energy is the energy of the serpent or so called Kundalini energy.
For as long as you take it with chastity, it gives you all the wealth, luxury, happiness, success and prosperity in life. The moment you use it for wrongful means, it can be destructive.
Because remember, 1st house lord is now connected with the 1st house itself. Which means, the person itself is responsible for his own success and failure.
Raj Yoga Combinations for 1st house lord in 1st house
1. Panch Mahapurush Yoga
A. Ruchak Yoga
Ruchak Yoga is one of the Maha Panch Mahapurush Yogas in Vedic Astrology that is formed when Mars is sitting in the Kendra Houses(1,4,7,10), in the state of exaltation (Capricorn -10) or if it is in its own sign (Scorpio -8 or Aries -1). When the 1st house lord is in the 1st house itself, if the planet is Mars, then Ruchak Yoga is formed in Aries or Scorpio.
It makes the person extremely hard working, full of energy and vitality and blesses the native with all the wealth, comforts and prosperity in life. The person gets amazing success in the fields of Army, Government, Police, sports and medical careers. The person also gets a unique aura that attracts people towards him and the person becomes a self-made achiever. He becomes the master of his own fate.
B. Bhadra Yoga
Bhadra Yoga is one of the auspicious Panch Mahapurush Yogas in Vedic Astrology formed by the planet Mercury when Mercury is in any one of the Kendra Houses (1,4,7,10), in the state of exaltation (Virgo -6) or in its own sign (Gemini -3). When the 1st house lord is sitting in the 1st house, if the planet is Mercury, then Bhadra Yoga is formed in Gemini or Virgo.
It makes a person a, top level highly skilled businessman and it gives the native amazing levels of intelligence and so called “Budhi”. The person becomes great at speaking and communicating and with his intelligence he will achieve success in his life. The person will be blessed with lots of wealth, success in career and prosperity in his life time. Such natives can do really well in business and especially in the fields of management, finance and accounting. The person will also have a very fair and good looking appearance.
C. Malavya Yoga
Malavya Yoga is also one of the Panch Mahapurush Yoga formed by the planet Venus when Venus is in any one of the Kendra Houses, (1,4,7,10) and in the state of exaltation (Pisces -12) or in its own sign (Taurus -2, or Libra -7). When the 1st house lord is in the 1st house, if the planet is Venus, then Malavya Yoga is formed in Taurus or Libra.
It makes the native have amazing and beautiful appearance and blesses the native with all the luxuries, comforts and wealth in life. The person will a lot of success in the fields of entertainment, media, cinema, acting and creative arts. The person can also become a top level businessman.
D. Hans Yoga
Hans Yoga is one of the most auspicious Panch Mahapurush Yoga formed by Jupiter when Jupiter is in any one of the Kendra Houses (1,4,7,10) in its sign of exaltation (Cancer -4) or in its own sign (Pisces -12, or Sagittarius -9). When 1st house lord is in the 1st house, if the planet is Jupiter, then Hans Yoga is formed in Pisces or Sagittarius.
A person having Hans Yoga will be wealthy, and extremely knowledgable and full of wisdom. The person will be blessed in life with lots of wealth and success. He will be prosperous and will have the ability to influence others with his knowledge and wisdom. The person will have a very attractive personality and his knowledge will widely expand due to the influence of Jupiter.
E. Sasa Yoga
Sasa Yoga is also one of the Panch Mahapurush Yoga formed due to the planet Saturn when Saturn is sitting in any one of the Kendra Houses (1,4,7,10) in its sign of exaltation (Libra -7) or in its own sign ( Capricorn -10, Aquarius -11). When the 1st house lord is in the 1st house, and If the planet is Saturn, Sasa Yoga in formed in the birth chart in Capricorn or Aquarius.
Normally, Sasa Yoga is also one of the best Yogas in Vedic Astrology. It can really make the native extremely successful in life and give him lots of wealth, success and prosperity in life. He will be the ruler of lands and the builder of buildings. However, one bad thing about Saturn being too strong in the birth chart is that it can makes things very slow in life. For example, the person may get lots of success and wealth in his life. However, it may take him, a lot of time, hard work and years of struggle to get there.
However, one thing to remember is that, when Saturn Gives wealth, it gives in massive amounts and it gives wealth for a lifetime. Which is the reason why, most of the top billionaires in the world have made their billions through Saturn.
That’s why if you have Sasa Yoga, remember to stay patient and work hard in life as you will have the potential to gets lots of success in life. But only if you follow, disciple, hardwork and growth in life.
2. Chandra Mangal Yoga
Chandra Mangal Yoga is formed When Moon and Mars are conjunct or together in a particular house or if they have mutual aspect upon each other.
When your 1st house lord is in the 1st house, if the planet is Moon or Mars, and if Moon or Mars in the 7th house or 1st house itself, then Chandra Mangal yoga will be formed in your birth chart.
The person having Chandra Mangal Yoga will be extremely wealthy in life. It is also known to be called as Maha Bhagya Yoga. The person becomes extremely fortunate in life and will lead a life full of success and happiness. However, the person with such combination can be short-tempered and stubborn.
3. Gaj Kesari Yoga
Gaj Kesari Yoga is formed when Moon is in conjunction with any one of these planets including Jupiter, Venus or Mercury. It is also formed when these planets are in mutual aspect with Moon.
When your 1st house lord is in the 1st house, if the planet is Moon, Jupiter, Venus or Mercury and If these planets are in conjunction with Moon or aspected by Moon or any other Tara Grahas (Jupiter, Venus or Mercury), Gaj Kesari Yoga will be formed in your birth chart.
There is no doubt the person having Gaj Kesari Yoga and that also in the 1st house will be extremely fortunate in life. He will be blessed with lots of wealth and comforts in life. Moreover, the person with Gaj Kesari Yoga will have a certain type of aura, especially with Jupiter that differentiates him from the rest of the people. People generally with Gaj Kesari Yoga are “Bhagyawani” or very fortunate in life.