ASCENDANT / ASCENDING SIGN/ LAGNA
Ascendant or Lagna is that point in the zodiac which rises at the time of birth of a
person with reference to the place of birth.The
position of planets in the zodiac is noted with reference to the earth.
The ascendant is the first house in a horoscope and the rest of the houses are reckoned from
IMPORTANCE OF ASCENDANT/ASCENDING SIGN / LAGNA
The functional nature of the planets in a birth chart is identified through the ascendant. The functional nature helps in identifying the strength of planets and the planets which cause unfavorable influences in the birth chart. The ascendant helps us in identifying the strong aspects of life and the aspect of life under stress including health. The astrological remedial measures for various life problems are recommended on the basis of the functional nature of the planets.
The Rasi chart, which is known as birth chart or natal chart as well, can be drawn in many
ways but for the purpose of our study, we will only take up two types as given below: -
North Indian Style
This is drawn as under: -
is the best form of drawing a chart as it provides a very easy comprehension of the chart
at a mere glimpse.It shows angles/planets
placed in angles without enumeration.
North Indian Style Chart
identifying of the houses is very easy in this form of a birth chart. The Houses are always
fixed and are shown below:
houses have been marked here under.
The sixth, eighth and twelfth houses in a
chart are known as dusthanas or malefic houses.It shows
whether any planet is posited in the dusthanas. Dusthana
houses have been marked hereunder:
Fifth and ninth houses are known as trines. The following chart
shows the placement of planets in trines, if any, at a mere glimpse.
The lordship of the houses is reckoned from the placement of signs in a particular house.
The lord of the sign placed in a particular house
is called the lord of the house.The counting
of houses is done in an anti clockwise direction.
the following chart, for example, the sign Gemini rises in the Ascendant:
presentation of general significations of houses.
2)Graphical presentation of body parts ruled by various houses
3)Graphical presentation of blood relations ruled by various houses