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Rasis (Zodiac Houses)

In Indian Astrology when a zodiac is divided into twelve equal parts, each such part has an extension of 30 degrees of arc. Such a division is called a sign or Rasi.  

There are 12 houses of Rasi's.
No
Indian System of Houses
1
Mesha (21-March to 20-April )
2
Vrishaba (21-April to 20-May )
3
Mithuna (21-May to 20-June)
4
Karkata (21-June to 20-July)
5
Simha (21-July to 20-August)
6
Kanya (21-August to 20-September)
7
Tula (21-September to 20-October )
8
Vrischika (21-October to 20-November )
9
Dhanus (21-November to 20-December)
10
Makara (21-December to 20-January )
11
Kumbha (21-January to 20-February)
12
Meena (21-Februaryto 20-March)

Lords of Houses

Each Rasi has a planet assigned to it as Lord of the House.
No
Houses
Lord of House
1
Mesha
Kuja (Mars)
2
Vrishaba
Sukra (Venus)
3
Mithuna
Buddha (Mercury)
4
Karkata
Chandra (Moon)
5
Simha
Surya (Sun)
6
Kanya
Buddha (Mercury)
7
Tula
Sukra (Venus)
8
Vrischika
Kuja (Mars)
9
Dhanu
Guru (Jupiter)
10
Makara
Sani (Saturn)
11
Kumbha
Sani (Saturn)
12
Meena
Guru (Jupiter)

Exalted Houses

Each planet has a point in the zodiac where it attains maximum strength. The houses where they have the maximum strength are called the houses of exaltation.

                   Planets and their exaltation houses (Uchacha)

No
Planet
Exalted House
1
Ravi (Sun)
Mesha
2
Chandra (Moon)
Vrishaba
3
Kuja (Mars)
Makara
4
Budha (Mercury)
Kanya
5
Guru (Jupiter)
Karkata
6
Shukra (Venus)
Meena
7
Sani (Saturn)
Tula

Debilitated Houses

Each planet has a point in the zodiac where it has the minimum strength. The houses where the planets have the minimum strength are called the houses of debilitation.

Planets and their debilitated houses

No
Planet
Debilitated House
1
Ravi (Sun)
Tula
2
Chandra (Moon)
Vrischika
3
Kuja (Mars)
Karkata
4
Buddha (Mercury)
Meena
5
Guru (Jupiter)
Makara
6
Shukra (Venus)
Sukra
7
Sani (Saturn)
Mesha

Period of stay of Planets in each House

Planet
Period of Stay
Sun
30 days
Moon
2 1/4 days
Mars
45 days
Mercury
30 days
Jupiter
1 year
Venus
30 days
Saturn
2 years & 6 months
Rahu
1 year & 6 months
Ketu
1 year & 6 months

Types of Houses

Movable (Chara)
Fixed (Sthira)
Common  (Dwiswabhava)
Mesha
Vrishaba
Mithuna
Karkata
Simha
Kanya
Tula
Vrischika
Dhanu
Makara
Kumbha
Meena