Learning Jyotish - Keys to Chart Interpretation


Significations of the Ninth house in Vedic Jyotish
Meaning and Key Concepts of the Ninth house in a horoscope



The Ninth is the house of dharma, "the law of one's nature", or "the principle of one's being". The Ninth house shows our prime values, principles, and ideals in life. It is the house of the father, and his fate can be read from it. It shows the influences or authorities which guide and inspire us.

It is the house of religion, philosophy, and law, and indicates our spiritual and ethical disposition. As such, it relates to the deeper and more philosophical side of the mind and our capacity for abstract thinking. As showing our values, it can be useful in revealing our profession, particularly if we are teachers or religious figures, whose roles it rules over.

It is the prime house of grace, fortune, and luck, and gives sudden and unexpected gains in life. Those who win lotteries or races usually have good influences from this house. Good planets here can go very far to counteract any negative influences in the chart.

The Ninth house gives honour, prestige, and power in life, usually of a beneficent nature. It gives easy recognition and acceptance, and through its strength, our principles are able to operate in the world and shape the course of events. It gives us a responsibility to use this grace in a beneficent way and we should not indulge in the good fortune it brings, or it can be wasted more easily than we would think.