After the general characteristics, which are very widely available but I know as a reader what one looks for, so let me deal with this house in detail, the purpose is to satisfy each and every reader, and almost everyone who reads with his/her data in front of him, should be able to get something to digest and also something for indigestion...:-)))
Following needs to be covered in this section.
Each Grah ( Planets) in Lagna (Ascendant)
Multiple Grah ( 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,) in first house-Effects,
Lagna in Aries (Mesha) to Lagna in Pisces (Meen),
Effect of Drishti (Sight/Aspect) of other Grah (Planets) on Lagna/Ascendant
Effects of Lagna Lord in Tanu bhava to Vyaya Bhava.Each Grah (Planet) in each sign or House as the first house or with Lagna,
And one more important thing is mostly astrology refers to Man as the native, but almost everything applies to women as well but, when it comes to certain things, they need to be understood as it should be applicable to women in a general sense.
Grah (Planets) in Ascendent
The Sun in the Ascendant denotes, that the native will have less hair (on the head), be lazy in function, given to anger, will have prominent personality, be honorable, will have weak sight and coarse physique, be courageous, impatient and unkind. If the Ascendant is Cancer and is occupied by the Sun, the native will have swollen eyes, if it be Aries with Sun therein, his sight will be weak and in Leo the Sun makes him night-blind. One suffers poverty and loss of children, if the Sun occupies Libra.
The Moon in the Ascendant identical with Cancer, Taurus, or Aries indicates, that the native will be liberal beautiful, rich and enjoying pleasures greatly. The Moon in the Ascendant identical with other Signs indicates , that the native will be intensely passionate, base, deaf, distressed, dumb and will decline ( In Prosperity).
If Mars occupies the Ascendant, the native will be cruel, adventurous, dull witted, short lived, honorable, courageous, will have an injured physique, be attractive in appearance and fickle minded.
Should Mercury occupy the Ascendant, the native will have a flawless physique, be intelligent, will know proper (beneficial) place and time, be well-versed in poetry and mathematics, be a skillful and sweet speaker and be long-lived.
If Jupiter occupies the Ascendant, the native will be attractive in appearance, energetic, long-lived, will act after assessing consequences, be learned, courageous and great.
If Ketu happens to be in the Ascendant....Ketu also is a Chaya Grah (Shadow planet), so it does not have any effects of its own, it gives predominantly the effects, as due to their yuti (conjoined) with a bhava Lord, or, as due to the bhava they occupy, basically it reduces or sublimes the effects of the bhava lord or the bhava itself, or if posited with another Grah/planet.Multiple Grah (Planets) in Ascendent
If three planets are together in the Ascendant, the native will be devoid of miseries and will lord over the earth. But, if these are (exclusively) malefic, he will be distressed due to fear, grief etc., will eat much and will be disregarded by one and all.
Effects from conjunction of three and more planets at the time of birth will be taken up in the next post.
One born in Taurus Ascendant will be brave, will endure miseries, be happy, will destroy his enemies, will have the tendency of gathering wealth right from boyhood, will have broad and strong forehead, nose, cheeks and lips, be industrious, fortunate, devoted to parents, liberal, will have many expenses, be very short-tempered, be phlegmatic and windy in humour, be the father of (many) daughters, will insult his own men, be devoid of religion, be interested in women, fickle minded, be fond of food and drinks and be endowed with various kinds of robes and ornaments.
Effects of Birth in Gemini Ascendant
One born in Gemini Ascendant will have a dear wife, be fond of ornaments, charitable, respectable, will have two mothers, will be favorable even to his enemies, be interested in music, fine arts, Vedas, Shastra's, amusement, poetry etc., gentle, fond of beautification, be conceit, truthful, impatient, will have evil sons, be crafty, will have a few relatives, will possess limbs of irregular sizes, will have round eyes, be fierce in appearance, will destroy even fearful enemies and will be endowed with lands, jewels, gold etc.
One born is Cancer Ascendant will be timid, will have many residences, be fickle minded, learned, intelligent, enduring, troubled by diseases of the anus, will destroy his enemies, be crooked in disposition, sensuous, will honor Brahmin and Gods, be religious, very phlegmatic, will possess a physique, akin to that of a female, be honored for his virtues, will be preceded by sisters in birth, be bereft of relatives, will have a few children, will have a censured family and a vile wife, will enjoy others' wealth, be firmly obstinate, will live in foreign places, be valorous in his deeds, be courageous, will earn through water (i. e. products related to water, sea travel etc.) and be endowed with wife, ornaments, robes and happiness.
One born in this Ascendant will be fond of eating meat, will earn wealth and honor through the king, be bereft of religion, be dutiful in family affairs, will have a face, resembling that of a lion, will hold a high rank of office, be majestic, strong, bold, will speak sparingly, be a miser, will trouble others, be desirous of (eating or) worldly enjoyments, will wander in hills and forests, be irascible, be firm in friendship, be careless, inaccessible (or inviolable), will destroy his enemies, will have famous sons, will honor the virtuous, be rich through agriculture etc., interested in business and will spend heavily on prostitutes, dancers and his own wife and will suffer dental diseases.
One born in Virgo Ascendant will be gentle, skillful in training (or teaching others), music, poetry and fine arts be a sweet speaker, be affectionate, interested in charity and serving others, will sport with virgins, be endowed with goodness, merciful, will enjoy others' wealth, will wander, will have a female's disposition, be modest, be a liar, will attempt to enlarge his landed properties, be fortunate, sensuous, famous, virtuous, beautiful, will honor elders, be sinful, inimical to brothers, will have (more) daughters, be phlegmatic and windy in humour and will be away from base and inimical people.
One born in Libra Ascendant will have a crooked physique, be bereft of virtues, be fickle minded, will have increasing and decreasing wealth, be bereft of physical happiness, be phlegmatic and windy in humour, be fond of promoting quarrels, will have a long face and a long physique, be virtuous, learned, very miserable, very intelligent, will injure others' honor, will possess beautiful and black eyes, will honor guests, Gods and Brahmin, will perform Yagnas etc., will respect preceptors (or elders), be respectable, will help the helpless, be truthful, will have a beautiful body, will be affectionate to brothers, be pre-eminent, chaste, will yet help sinners, will have mean profession, be charitable, be religious and base minded.
One born in Scorpio Ascendant will have fleshy and broad limbs, (as though) perfected by exercises, be clever, crooked in innate disposition, valorous, attached to his mother inclined to quarrel, generous, will have majestic and tawny eyes, a prominent chest, a sunken belly and depressed nose, be adventurous, firm, fierce, trustworthy, amusing, be troubled by bilious complaints, will have a big family, will betray his preceptors (or elders) and friends, be engaged in attracting other women, will have an attractive face, will serve a king, will have enemies, be pious, will give his money to others, will possess an amiable wife, be religious, affectionate and base.
Effects of Birth in Sagittarius Ascendant
One born in Sagittarius Ascendant will have big teeth and prominent forehead, will patronize dependents, be courageous, strong, just, will have very fat thighs and belly, be skillful in Shastra's (Scriptures), be of high intelligence, be irascible, short tempered even with mighty men, be important among the men of his race, will destroy enemies, be famous through battles, will fault his relatives, be interested in fine arts etc., will have own profession, will do good to his men, be splendorous, be afflicted with facial and eye diseases, will earn wealth through royal favors and be virtuous.
One born in Capricorn Ascendant will have an emaciated body, be timid, will have a face, akin to that of a deer, be troubled by windy diseases, will have a bright and elevated nose, be not mighty, will have many sons, be hairy-bodied, will have broad feet and hands, be devoid of conduct and virtues, be tormented by thirst (or morbid heat), be dear to the fair sex, will wander in hills and forests, be valorous, will have knowledge of Shastra's, Vedas, fine arts, music and musical instruments, will have little strength, be a householder, be hostile, wicked, ill disposed to relatives, splendorous, will have a wicked wife, will not be a talebearer, be wealthy, virtuous, will serve a king, be very liberal, happy and fortunate.
One born in Aquarius Ascendant will indulge in mean acts, be principal among the men of his race, be foolish, will have blown and sharp nose, be base, irascible, indolent, inclined to enmity, dissatisfied, harsh, be fond of gambling and of base females, will not be helpful to relatives, be agitated, will have checkered prosperity, will acquire wealth, be a talebearer, be crafty, will suffer penury, will face loss of relatives, be prohibited (in social circles), be not agreeable, will acquire great wealth and will honor elders. At birth Aquarius is not an auspicious Ascendant for ever, according to Satyacharya. Yavanas go a step further, stating, that even Aquarius Vargas are not auspicious (at birth), while Chanakya does not consider such divisions inauspicious.
One born in Pisces Ascendant, will be fortunate, will have well blown nose and unblown (not wide open) eyes, will be interested in profane knowledge and poetry, be respectable, famous, will have exposed lips and teeth, be tormented by leprosy, will have an afflicted face, be courteous, trustworthy, will be endowed with goats, she-goats etc., will have pure conduct, will have knowledge of Vedas, be courageous, will have (more) daughters, be modest, gently disposed, be mighty, will have knowledge of music and sexual union, be virtuous, liberal, will gain through brothers and will have good relatives.
Effects of Lagna Lord in Various Bhavas
1. Lagna’s Lord be in Lagna itself or Tanu Bhava or First House, the native will be endowed with physical happiness and prowess. He will be intelligent, fickle-minded, will have two wives and will unite with other females.
Should Guru be in a Kendra (Quadrant) from Lagna (Ascendant), or from Chandra and be yuti (conjoined) , or receiving a Drishti from benefic, avoiding at the same time debilitation, combustion and inimical Rasi, Gaj Kesari Yog is caused. One born in Gaj Kesari Yog will be splendorous, wealthy, intelligent, endowed with many laudable virtues and will please the king.
Amal Yog. If there be exclusively a benefic in the 10th from Lagna, or Chandra, Amal Yog exists. Amal Yog will confer fame, lasting till Chandra (Moon) and stars exist and will make the native honored by the king, enjoy abundant pleasures, charitable, fond of relatives, helpful to others, pious and virtuous
Chamar Yog. If Lagna’s Lord is exalted in a Kendra (Quadrant) and receives a Drishti (Aspect) from Guru (Jupiter), Chamar Yog is formed. This Yog also occurs, if two benefics are in Lagna, or Dharma (9th house), or Karma (10th house), or Yuvati (7th house) Bhava. The effects of Chamar Yog are: the native will be a king, or honored by the king, long lived, scholarly, eloquent and versed in all arts.
Maha Raj Yog. Should Lagna’s Lord and Putra’s (5th house) Lord exchange their Rasis/signs, or, if Atma Karaka (The planet with highest longitude in degrees) and Putra Karaka (The planet with 5th highest longitude in degrees) are in Lagna, or in Putra Bhava, or in the exaltation Rasi, or in own Rasi, or in own Navamsa, receiving a Drishti from a benefic, Maha Raj Yog is produced. The native so born will be famous and happy.
If malefics, excepting the Lords of Karma and Dharm Bhava, happen to be in Lagna, associated with, or receiving a Drishti from Marak Grahas, one will become penniless.
I will deal about Marak Grah's in one of my future posts, for now you can understand them as malefics.
Female Horoscopy-Few points peculiar to Females only
The Moon and Ascendant: If the Moon and the Ascendant are both disposed in even Signs, the female will be virtuous and extremely good-looking. Should these two be in aspect to auspicious planets, she will be endowed with ornaments and virtues. In case these two occupy odd Signs, she will be akin to a male in appearance and in disposition.
With these two receiving aspects of malefic, she will be sinful and bereft of virtues.
Jupiter and Moon in Lagna give good character to the native- eg. Lord Rama
Moon, Jupiter and Venus, give nice features and appearance to the native, if they are present independently or together in the first house with Lagna.
Mars if added to this would add little aggression and going to war like attitude
Mercury adds excellent memory and intelligence and communications skills.
Sianala, Montreal, Feb 2008