revolution of the earth around its own axis causes the rise of all the 12 signs in the
east at different points of time during the period of 24 hours in a clock-wise motion. The
signs rise in seriatim,i.e., Aries first, then Taurus, followed by Gemini and so forth.
Ascendant or Lagna is that point in the zodiac which rises at the time of birth of a
person with reference to the place of birth.The
position of planets in the zodiac is noted with reference to the earth.
The ascendant is the first house in a horoscope and the rest of the houses are reckoned from
The Rasi chart, which is known as birth chart or natal chart as well, can be drawn in many
ways but for the purpose of our study, we will only take up two types as given below: -
North Indian Style
This is drawn as under: -
is the best form of drawing a chart as it provides a very easy comprehension of the chart
at a mere glimpse.It shows angles/planets
placed in angles without enumeration.
North Indian Style Chart
houses have been marked here under.
The sixth, eighth and twelfth houses in a
chart are known as dusthanas or malefic houses.It shows
whether any planet is posited in the dusthanas. Dusthana
houses have been marked hereunder:
Fifth and ninth houses are known as trines. The following chart
shows the placement of planets in trines, if any, at a mere glimpse.
reckoning of aspects is very easy in this form of a birth chart. The Houses are always
fixed and are shown below:
The lordship of the houses is reckoned from the placement of signs in a particular house.
The lord of the sign placed in a particular house
is called the lord of the house.The counting
of houses is done in an anti clockwise direction.
the following chart, for example, the sign Gemini rises in the Ascendant:
Indian style of Chart
chart is mentioned to introduce the readers to this style as lot of astrological
books/periodicals use this type of chart merely because of ease in printing.
In this chart, signs are fixed and the houses are
reckoned from the house where Ascendant or Lagna has been mentioned, in a clockwise
presentation of general significations of houses.
2)Graphical presentation of body parts ruled by various houses
3)Graphical presentation of blood relations ruled by various houses