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This is the second of the article series on the topic of the Bhava classification, and it is an excerpt from the third chapter named Bhava: The houses of Visti Larsen’s book Jyotisha Fundamentals – My Master’s words (this book is now available as E-book on all Amazon platforms).

Just as the signs in quadrant to each other have a similar dignity as being movable, fixed and dual, the houses in quadrants to each other also have a similar dignity depending on the lagna rising in the chart.

The Quadrants

Houses Quadrant Name
1st, 4th, 7th and 10th Kendra
5th, 8th, 11th and 2nd Panaphara
9th, 12th, 3rd and 6th Apoklima

Example: Cancer Lagna

Kendra:           Cancer, Libra, Capricorn and Aries

Panaphara:      Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus and Leo

Apoklima:      Pisces, Gemini, Virgo and Sagittarius

The basis of these three quadrants arises from the understanding of the trines. From the lagna, find the first, fifth and ninth houses. The quadrants to these houses become the Kendra (first), Panaphara (fifth), and Apoklima (ninth) respectively.

These quadrants are the four pillars to the three trines and become necessary in judging the indications of a chart i.e. the 4th house from the ninth is the twelfth house and shows the happiness one achieves from fulfilling our dharma (ninth), namely good sleep and liberation from the world. Similarly the fourth house from the first shows how fulfilling our personal ideals, gives us happiness and stable mind.

Lagna Kendras – 1st, 4th, 7th & 10th houses

Specifically, the quadrants to the lagna will indicate which type of personality we take on. The tenth house indicates the personality we take on due to our work and karma yoga. This house has the strongest influence on our personality. The seventh house indicating the influence of our spouse on our nature, then the fourth house, showing how our childhood experiences mold our nature, and lastly the lagna itself showing our own innate nature, follow this. The strongest planets in quadrants to the lagna will indicate our personality and nature, as well as our aspirations in life.

Read about the Trines or Trikona houses here.

– om tat sat –

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