Materialistic Houses in a Vedic Astrological Chart

In a Vedic horoscope, the houses (and signs) of the artha trine (trikona) and the kama trine reflect our involvements in materialism. While the houses 2, 6, and 10 signify money (artha), the houses numbered 3, 7, and 11 represent our desires (kama), which may or may not be spiritual. Let us look at the characteristic flavors of these houses that can supposedly reveal how we approach materialism in life.

If our worldly wishes involve the need to accumulate money and appetizing edibles, we are talking about the second house or Taurus (vrishabh)-type attraction. If we prefer working for someone (employment) while displaying minimal entrepreneurial skills, we are bound to the sixth house or Virgo (kanya)-type instinct. When professional rise becomes the main aim of our life and we aspire status or designation along with money, the materialism of the tenth house or Capricorn (makar) is being reflected.

If we feel a need to communicate with the world and express ourselves, our approach is influenced by the third house or Gemini (mithun). Similarly, the need to maintain emotional or business relationships indicates a seventh house or Libra (tula)-type impulse. Finally, if our desires transcend money alone and we aspire group participation or technological pursuits, the materialism of the eleventh house or Aquarius (kumbh) is represented. Before we label the above signs “money-oriented,” we should remember that every material house and sign has hidden spiritual elements that can be granted to us. Accordingly, the concentration of planets in “material” or “spiritual” houses (or signs) does not solely decide whether an individual is a seeker of pleasures or a seeker of the Divine.

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