Lucky direction by date of birth using houses for MONEY and RELATIONSHIP - hidden clues (Varahamihira's)

The most popular allocation of directions to signs is based on tatva (element). All fire signs ie Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are East direction, earth signs ie Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are South direction, air signs ie Gemini, Libra and Aquarius and West direction and water signs ie Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are North direction.
lucky direction of houses in vedic astrology

Another lesser known but useful (given by Varahamihir) distribution of signs across all 8 directions is :

Aries and Taurus : East
Gemini : South-East
Cancer and Leo : South
Virgo : South-West
Libra and scorpio : West
Sagittarius : North-West
Capricorn and Aquarius : North
Pisces : North-East

As you can see, the 4 dual signs get the 4 "mixed" directions. It makes lot of sense. Directions based on houses (not signs) is :
11th, 12th and 1st : East
2nd, 3rd and 4th : North
5th, 6th and 7th : West
8th, 9th and 10th : South

Does this relate with ascendant/lagna being the East and 7th house the west? And 10th house, the zenith as South and 4th house, the nadir as North? Yes it does. 

Now that we understand the basics of directions in terms of signs and houses in our chart, we can use it in various ways. One of the easiest systems to apply direction in our life is ashtakavarga system which is a clear, numerical way of measuring the benefic, malefic, strong and weak houses/signs in birth chart.

These days ashtakavarga points (numbers) are mentioned in any serious horoscope software or website. You see ashtakavarga number written in each house, the higher the number, the more benefic and strong that house becomes. The total of all benefic points in each house is called samuday ashtakavarga or total points in that house.

Let's take the question - which is best direction for money in the chart? Just look at the house where Lord of 2nd house is placed. If its placed in 3rd house, which is North direction, it indicates monetary support and success in North direction.

For relationship matters, if lord of 7th is placed in 11th house, it indicates support in East direction for matters related to 7th house.

If you want to know which is strongest direction for overall happiness, just add the ashtakavarga points of all houses in the direction group eg if you add the ashtakavarga points of 2nd, 3rd and 4th houses you get the total for North direction.

Find the the total of each of the 4 directions by adding the ashtakavarga points in houses sharing the same direction. The direction that scores highest number is the direction that will give maximum overall happiness within the the birth chart promise.

There are many other applications of directions, signs and houses but the purpose of this article was to get you started.

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Author : Partho Banerjee