Planets in First House of a Birth Chart and Their Effects

Planets in first house of your birth chart can affect your life differently based on the planets which are located in the first house, the Lagna or the ascendant sign, planetary configurations in other houses and aspects on the 1st house or the ascendant house.

The 1st house of a birth chart indicates body, general health, childhood, general appearance, and personality. It is the self. This particular hose is called the ‘Tanu Bhava’ for this reason.

When considering the effects of the first house we need to consider the following things

  • Lord of the 1st house
  • planets aspecting the 1st house
  • planets occupying the 1st house
  • planets in association with the lord of the 1st house

Effects of Different Planets in First House of a Horoscope

(Please note that the final predictions are given based on the total planetary configuration and not just the single planet in a house. The results will also vary depending on a planets exaltation, debilitation, the overall strength and conjunctions, and aspects.)

The effect of the planet in the first house (or in that case in any house) gets activated during its Dasha and/or Antardashas (Period and Sub-period).

Sun in the 1st house –

The person may be courageous, slow, short-sighted or defective sighted and cruel. If the Sun is in the 1st house of the birth chart and if the 1st house is Aries, the person may be rich. If the 1st house is a Leo (Simha) Sign and the Sun occupies it, there are chances of night blindness.  This person might have to travel and wander aimlessly is his/her life.

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Moon in the 1st house-

The person may enjoy bodily pleasures, luxuries, and great health. He/she might have a lot of servants catering to his/her needs. But the person might be dumb and stubborn. If the 1st house is Cancer (Karka) or Taurus (Vrishabha) the person enjoys wealth and riches. If the 1st house is an Aries house, the person may have many children.

Mars in the 1st house-

May have wounds or cuts in the body or might have to undergo surgery. May be deprived of the love of the mother and/or father. Chances of suffering from thieves, poison, etc. If Mars is present in the 1st house with the lord of the 4th or the 9th house, the person might suffer from health issues because of constant worry and depression.

Mercury in the 1st house –

Mercury in the 1st house results in good health, name, and fame, education, and respect. The person may also have an immense interest in occult sciences.

Jupiter in the 1st house –

Results in richness, health, and happiness.

Venus in the 1st house –

If Venus is the planet in first house of your birth chart it makes the native skillful in sexual activities. Such a person finds it difficult to control his/her passions and might go against social norms. Such an individual may also be interested in different art forms.

Saturn in the 1st house –

If Saturn is the planet in first house of the horoscope it may cause poverty, sickness in early life, unhygienic personality or disease. The speech of the individual may also suffer, in some cases. If Moon conjoins Saturn in the 1st house it may cause insanity. But if Saturn occupies the 1st house which happens to be its Exaltation Sign or its own houses or the Jupiter’s houses, then the person might be saved from poverty and enjoy wealth.

Rahu in the 1st house –

If Rahu is in the first house of the birth chart, the person loses friends. May end up making a lot of enemies and suffer ill health. Not very popular among relatives and may wander aimlessly from place to place.

Ketu in the 1st house –

Might suffer from health issues. May have an interest in the science of self-realization. The mind might be uneasy at times.