The First House - Self and Body (Aries is the natural ruler)
The first house of the zodiac or the horoscope is the foundation of the personality. It represents the self, the mask, the way we are viewed in the world. The ruling planet reflects our basic drive and is as important if not more important than the Sun sign itself.
To determine the rising sign a correct horoscope needs to be mapped and this is based upon such things as your date, time and location of birth. The rising sign or ascendant as it is alternatively referred to determines the condition of your body, how you look, your complexion and general personality.
Ruler of the First House in different Houses
Ruler of the First House in the first house
The Ruler of the Ascendant being in the first house endows the person with a powerful sense of self. Generally if this ruler is strongly placed here and in a friendly sign or exaltation, health will be robust and this will endow them with good longevity. If the ruler is weak this can make them egotistical and also present health challenges and a reduced longevity factor.
Ruler of the First House in the second house
When the first house ruler is located in the second house of a person it indicates a keen interest in earning money and them using their best resources to gain financial freedom. They work hard and are self-made individuals, but if the Ascendant ruler is weak, their efforts may prove futile. This second house also indicates family and as a result, all matters in that connection will be important to them.
Ruler of the First House in the third house
Those with this placement have a very quick mind and interest in all aspects of learning and expanding their consciousness. If the ruler of the first house is strong they will travel and achieve success. They have a strong interest in environmental matters and people in general. A weak Ascendant ruler in the third house indicates trouble through siblings and the locality in which they move. This may also produce a troubled mind.
Ruler of the First House in the fourth house
When the ruler of the first house is located in the fourth house the person can expect considerable gains through such things as property, real estate and other domestic affairs. This indicates happy interaction with parents, and in particular the mother, yet this is pronounced if the planet concerned is in dignity and well aspected. The fourth sector indicates personal contentment, so naturally a favorable placement of the ruler of indicates general happiness and well being. If the ruler of the first house is indisposed by being poorly placed by sign or aspect, there may be losses through property investments and problems with the family generally.
Ruler of the First House in the fifth house
The fifth house rules children, amusements and other speculative ventures and is not considered altogether favorable for the survival of the first-born child. If however the planet is strong and well fortified, being in good aspect to other planets, it can provide success through political affiliations and diplomatic activities. The fifth house is called Mantrasthana ( sector of spiritual initiation ) and is a spiritual house in Vedic astrology thereby endowing the individual with opportunities for initiation into occult and philosophical disciplines. If the ruler of the first house is ill placed here, problems with children and speculation the stock market and other gambling activities may cause losses. The planet ruling the fifth house will give a hint as to the spiritual guides or deities to which you may be attracted.
Ruler of the First House in the sixth house
As the sixth house rules competitions, sickness, disease and debt, the Ascendant ruler here is not ordinarily considered favorable unless strong by sign or aspect. There may be interest in military matters, legal or judicial careers or health and medical services. This indicates a natural healing tendency and also a love of animals. If the ruler is badly affected here, physical illness and a reduced life span is revealed. Surgical operations can be seen by planets such as Mars occupying this sector and the sign of the zodiac will indicate the portion of the body which may be afflicted.
Ruler of the First House in the seventh house
With the ruling planet of the horoscope in the seventh house, there’s a natural affinity for members of the opposite sex and in fact, domination by one’s romantic partners. Depending on the strength of the seventh ruler, the first wife may not survive and two marriages may be indicated. Interestingly, a more spiritual attitude develops in the latter part of life but if this planet is badly affected then the person acts against their own best interests and this also hints at legal troubles as well as marital discord.
The seventh house also relates to travelling and therefore the ruler of the first house here does indicate much movement physically, particularly if the seventh houses is possessed by cardinal signs such as Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn.
Ruler of the First House in the eighth house
The eighth house is probably the most misunderstood, therefore the ruler of the first house here creates various anomalies in the horoscope. Though ruling the affairs of the dead and to some extent death itself, this is also an occult and spiritual house and indicates a powerful spiritual or psychic tendency. This is highlighted if the planet is well placed and favorably aspected. This also shows a peaceful and sudden end to one’s life. Should the planet befeebly placed, badly afflicted or with a malefic, health suffers and troubles through wills and legacies and to be predicted. The person’s last days may not be happy ones and death also may be an unpleasant one.
Ruler of the First House in the ninth house
The ninth house is the most favorable spiritual house in Vedic astrology, therefore the horoscope and general fortunes of the person are greatly enhanced by the ruler of the horoscope in this sector. The person has strong religious inclinations as well as a compassionate nature. This is not simply a positive spiritual space but also offers general luck and fortune all round. Higher learning, long journeys and any matter associated with philosophy and religion is strongly enhanced through this placement. If the ruler of the tenth house is associated in this sector, a powerful person is born. The affliction by other planets causes delays or trouble through journeys where those experiences may be less than favorable. This also predisposes one to difficulties with religious mentors.
Ruler of the First House in the tenth house
The placement of the Ascendant Ruler in the tenth house is one of the better situations for professional success as the tenth rules one’s career. Honor and success and a powerful and dignified professional position are assured and particularly if this ruler is well placed. Placement in exaltation either in the chart or in the Navamsa (9th harmonic chart) can lead to fame and great fortune. The affliction and poor placement of the Ascendant Ruler here can give a meteoric rise with an inevitable fall from great heights with the person even being subjected to slander and dishonor through professional rivalry.
Ruler of the First House in the eleventh house
The eleventh house is a sector of profit, and in particular, business profits and therefore the assurance of continual income is to be predicted. Friends and siblings will be instrumental in the achievement of financial stability. If the planet is challenged by adverse aspects or a negative placement, friends and siblings may act in the reverse and cause trouble and obstruction to one’s security.
Ruler of the First House in the twelfth house
The twelfth house, like the eighth, is one which offers both positive and negative results. Spiritually if the Ascendant ruler is well placed this indicates a compassionate nature - the person is charitable and generous. There can however be problems with money if the ruler is afflicted as the twelfth house relates to expenditure and indicates losses through secret enemies who undermine the person. In extreme cases imprisonment or exile are shown but in a modern context this may simply refer to immigration and residence in foreign lands.