11th House Astrology

According to the researches of both eastern as well as western astrologers, the eleventh house is the house of friends. It is the house which stands for all who are allied to the natives by likeness or sympathy of interest in community and society. It indicates the favorites of the person, flatterers, admirers, associates, adherents, advisors, close acquaintances, well wishers, and supporters. The aspect of casual acquaintances is indicated by the third house. It is important to pay attention to the eleventh bhava to understand the friends one will acquire.

The houses 9 to 12 are known as Dharma (9), Artha (10), Kama (11) and Moksha (12) house respectively. Kamahere does not indicate mere passion; it also stands for desire. Siddhi is indicated by fulfillment. The eleventh house resolves all questions that are related to hopes, wishes, aspirations and their attainment. The eleventh house governs success in diverse undertakings whether it is related to profession or business dealings.

The areas governed by the eleventh house are foreign collaborations and higher studies, election, speculation, litigation, writing, health and more. If one is involved in litigation when he is running the conjoined periods of the planets, the native may expect a favorable outcome. He may then come out successfully usually with the help of compromise even if his case is weak. This is because the eleventh house stands for gain and lasting friendship. The eleventh house is commonly referred to as the labhasthana or the house of gains.

Aspects of the Eleventh House

It is through the effects of the eleventh house that every kind of accumulation of the incoming wealth of the native is taken care of. One may be likely to earn with the help of their efforts, which is indicated by the lagna. The aspect of self acquisition is something that is indicated by this house. Earning may be made through short writings, younger brother or agency. Money received through the mother figure, vehicles, immovable property and treasure etc. are indicated by the fourth house. The fifth house indicates gains in speculation, lottery, sports and interest in forms of amusement like cinema, theater etc.

The sixth house implies income through service, pet animals, or through borrowing. Income that is gained by business partnerships, husband or wife and litigation can be achieved through the seventh house. The eighth house involves insurance, provident fund, legacies, wills etc. One may even gain monetary benefits by foreign collaboration, coming into contact with strangers, father or by performing research which are aspects that are effected upon by the ninth house. The tenth house indicates the income of the native through business, profession or inheritance and the act of withdrawing money from the bank.

When the first to tenth houses are put together, it indicates the different sources of a person’s earnings. The twelfth house of a person’s horoscope shows all the expenses, investments and withdrawals of money from the bank. Addition of the income resulting from the first to tenth houses and deducting the expenses of the twelfth house is the profit, which is represented by the eleventh house.

The good aspects of the significations are affected by the eleventh house. It signifies the return of capital as well as interest by the person who has taken the money on loan and on the same plane, the favorable aspects to the planets which are connected beneficially to the fifth house, connoting that the native will pay the amount back to the source along with the interest.

The eleventh house also presides over the aspect of pleasure. Other than that, it indicates prosperity, pleasure, profit, progress in the attempts taken, peace after the aspirations have been realized, and the permanent bonding of friendship. The desire to go for reunion is something which is indicated by the eleventh house and this is the reason one should investigate the aspects of this house to understand the type of emotional attachments the native will have.

The placement of the eleventh house should be determined to ascertain how the native will fare in social and financial, and whether he is likely to succeed in these spheres. The house indicates the attitude of the native towards society and his interest towards group advantage, more than attaining his personal goals and ambitions. The eleventh house also indicates reformative as well as unconventional activities. The house looks after the brother and sister of the native and this is why one should pay attention to this house to understand the effects of the association.

Effects of Planets on the Eleventh House

The sun residing in the eleventh house indicates lofty actions and desires and success in achieving them. It makes men who are firm and steadfast even after they have achieved success. The position is a good one for indicating social success if they have support from the others.

Jupiter in the eleventh house shows that the person will have wealthy and virtuous friends who are noble, influential and helpful. Social success, popularity and credit are secured through friendship. The hopes and ambitions of the person are fully realized including social, political and financial success.

Mercury in the house of eleven draws acquaintances in the literary and scientific minded people. However, since Mercury is mutable by nature, the friends will not be steadfast in their assistance, unless the planet is well placed.

Saturn in the eleventh house implies dignified occupation of the native and attraction of aged and serious friends. Afflicted Saturn may require the native to be cautious as their acquaintances may use them for their selfish ends.

Moon receives harmonious aspects when it is well placed in the eleventh house. Moon is changeable and hence it is less likely to make steady friends. One may also be friends with people who are in a subordinate position, especially females and patronage of ladies to gain social success.

Mars placed in the eleventh house may bring friends to the native among the athletic and martial class. The native will persevere to the end in their efforts until they encounter success. If Mars is afflicted, the individual may become touchy and sensitive towards friends.

The position of Venus in the eleventh house portrays friendship with people of the opposite sex and people in the social rung who are ready to please the native to get his desires achieved. The friends are usually humane, sympathetic and artistic.

The influence of Uranus on the eleventh house is strong as it may cause sudden, strange and remarkable relationships. One will associate with people who are creative, inventive and original or are immensely helpful. The gains of the individual will be progressive.

Neptune when well placed in the eleventh house indicates high spiritual aspirations in the person which will give them the ability to attract other people of the similar natures. They may even help them by helping the native realize their ambitions.

Terms Used for Referring to the 11th Bhava


Labha – profit or gain

Aya – income or all types of receipts

Kama- desire or passion

Apti – gain

Prapthi – what is due to one individual

Siddhi – fulfillment of one’s desire

Sarasa – anything that is succulent or juicy

Slaghyata – veneration or commendation

Agamana – acquisition

Vibhava – riches or wealth.

Houses of Astrology – The Seventh House

The 7th house (where the Sun visits every year) draws your attention to the business of relating, to marriage and the need for that special someone in your life. When you look at a chart and there are planets in the 7th (at birth) they are ‘activated’ at least once a month (by the Moon) and once a year by the Sun, along with other visitors to the 7th at various time in the year and in your life. Your natal chart offers information about how you cooperate with others and they with you = relationships. Lawsuits are also shown here as well as one-to-one friendships (your best friend). What you think you lack in yourself you’ll attract in others and what you abhor in others is a reflection of what you ‘hate’ in yourself!

Being the house of Attraction you’ll ‘draw’ to yourself whatever and whomever you need in order to grow and develop. In understanding any planets within or aspects to the 7th you’ll come to understand what it is you NEED (which is different to what you want). Remember, this position won’t show any actual person but it will indicate the ‘type’ of individual being ‘drawn’ into your life or, the type of person you’re attracted to…

Grandparents are shown here as well as anyone who acts on your behalf (agents etc.). Being the house of Open Enemies (and who is our biggest enemy?) refer to this house when you feel you’re being ‘persecuted’ in any way… The 7th house is multi-faceted for it is the house of equality and if any relationship, marriage or union is not ‘equal’ then failure is sure to follow. The challenge of how two people can make any kind of relationship (marriage) work is perhaps the greatest challenge we all face, it is not to be taken lightly. Talking of marriage, not everyone enters the marital bed with ‘love in his or her eyes’. No way for there’s often a hidden agenda working beneath the surface. Fire signs indicate and impulsiveness in forming partnerships. Earth signs take their time. Air signs need communication. Water signs need relationships more than most thinking “being with someone is better than being alone… ” This information is offered as a guideline only for there are many, many dynamics at work when two people meet face-to-face (another keyword for this house).

Human being are perhaps the most vulnerable of all when it comes to relationships for many, many attract the same circumstances over and over again, never really learning anything, it’s always something that happens to them or the other person’s fault or, even blaming FATE…

The 7th house in reality is asking you to look at your 1st for they mirror each other.

Look to any planets in this house for they’ll tell you about what you need or what you can expect in any partnership/relationship/close friendship. Example the Sun in the 7th could mean looking for a father figure! The Moon could mean that you’re looking for a mother figure and so on. “I have Uranus located here – what does that say about what I need?” Drop me an email with your suggestions LOL. Sometimes the actual sign or the element of the sign on the cusp can give you a clue as to what you need in a partner or, what you need to express outwardly.

Being the house of ‘balance’ it’s often the case that we seek in ‘another’ that part of our ‘self’ that need to be made ‘whole’ (whether this is achieved easily is another matter) for remember this house is all about the identification of oneself through interacting with others on a personal level (remember this the next time you pick a ‘fight’ with another for you’re really ‘fighting’ with yourself!) Examine this house for it set’s in motion patterns. “If you always do what you’ve always done then you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” As I said the 7th house indicates patterns and if you won’t learn from the experiences offered by this house then you are ‘doomed’ to repeat them until you do.

Keeping in mind ‘patterns’ are set in motion if the same thing happens to you a third time and then they are difficult to break.

Astrology – The Derivative House System – Another Layer of Reading

The field of astrology is huge with so many possibilities. In order to study it in a manageable proportion, we must look at it segment by segment. Once we have two astrological segments under reasonable control we can then merge them to develop a comprehensible narrative. Once we have studied an additional segment, we use the same merging process to enlarge our information while keeping it cohesive. We study segment by segment, adding to our previously storage until we have a whole, usable body of information from which we can draw at any time. This reminds me of the way we learn anything, step-by-step, adding as we go.

In order to individualize that body of astrological information we start with the natal wheel for any birth. We then draw from that information pool at will, weaving together the various segments that are appropriate to that wheel in order to read the life story of that person. In short, we learn the basics of astrology so we can tell the personal story for each individual sky map.

In other articles I have suggested that there are four cornerstones to astrology: planets, signs, houses and aspects. Further, it is my conclusion that the planets are the keystone of the four cornerstones. Each of these four segments should be studied in the early stages of astrology so they may be combined as described to begin the process of a reading. In this article we will look at two of the segments, planets and houses, in a particular combining technique called the derivative house system. This technique is usable for those students of astrology that have completed the beginner stage. In brief…

  • Houses are the division of the 360-degree wheel into 12 compartments. Each compartment contains approximately 1/12th of the life experience or issues for any person, so each compartment is chock full of issues. Since the entire house system is constructed with Earth in the center of each wheel, houses are the down-to-earth experience for that wheel and person.
  • Planets represent the various functions of the human, such as the ego and self identity urges, the nesting, family, and emotional urges, the function of communication and learning, the urge to relate, to name a few. Traditionally there are ten bodies: our star, our satellite the Moon, and our eight sibling planets.

Derivative House System To study a single planet deeply, we must go beyond the generic meaning of that planet to see it working in the sign in which it is positioned, the house it occupies, the house it rules, and the aspects in which it is involved. All of that is valuable and is usually as far as any reading goes. The derivative technique can give you another layer of house meaning simply by looking at the 12-fold process of any of the ten planets. How? You simply start with the position of a single planet in the house it occupies and mentally recognize it as that planet’s first house expression. You then count consecutively counter-clockwise around the wheel from that first house. Each planet and what that planet represents in the individual will have contribution from all 12 houses and their issues. You do not lose the value of a regular reading of a wheel you are simply adding an additional layer of meaning. An example might make this explanation easier to understand.

Let us start with the Sun (ego urge) in Scorpio (sign) in the 5th house (occupation), ruling the 3rd (rulership), and then list the aspects and their meanings individually. That takes you through the usual method of reading the Sun. For another layer of meaning, put your finger on that Sun (ego and self identity) and recognize that its first house expression, regardless of which house the Sun occupies, is the way the world sees the Sun issues, how that Sun and its issues respond immediately to activations from your environment, personal self projection of that Sun, and the Sun’s coping skills. Where does the Sun (ego, self-identity) begin? All that actually takes place in the 5th house of this example so you must also view this solar application as creativity, children of the mind and body, speculation, and family values (2nd of the natal 4th). The Sun has more than a self-identity, it also has a value system, communication, relating, and all the other usual traditional house meanings and that is determined by this method.

  • If the Sun is in the 5th and that is its point of personal projection (1st house for that person’s Sun), the value systems for the Sun will be in the adjacent (next counter-clockwise) 6th house. The Sun’s value system as the 6th house relates as work, service, and/or health issues.
  • Communication for the Sun issues (self-identity, ego, etc.) is the 3rd house from the Sun or the 7th house in this example. In this example the Sun’s communication mechanism will operate through the partnership, networking function of the chart owner’s partnership house.
  • One more… the home, hearth, roots (4th house issues) for the Sun actually occurs in the 8th (next house counter-clockwise) of joint values, joint finance, life and death issues, etc.

To make it easier for you to learn and to play with this technique, here are a few brief statements about basic planet and house meanings:

First planets…

  • The Sun represents self-identity, ego, basic character and general vitality.
  • The Moon represents the emotions, memory, maternal and instinctive urges.
  • Mercury represents communication, education and transportation issues.
  • Venus represents relationship skills and drives, social and financial value issues.
  • Mars represents our assertive, aggressive urges, courage or the lack of them.
  • Jupiter represents our expansive, philosophic, reaching for more of life urges.
  • Saturn represents structure, duty, responsibility, and organizational skills.
  • Uranus represents rebellion, futuristic, unique, individualization issues.
  • Neptune represents inspiration, aspiration, dreams, visions, delusional issues.
  • Pluto represents power, powerlessness, empowerment, and destiny at work.

Then houses…

  • The 1st house is self projection, coping skills, immediate response to the environment, the way the world sees you.
  • The 2nd house is social and financial values and resources, talents.
  • The 3rd house is communications, education, and transportation, siblings, cousins and neighbors.
  • The 4th house is home, hearth, family, roots, internal security parent, conclusions.
  • The 5th house is creations of the mind and body, love, speculation, values of the family.
  • The 6th house is your work-a-day issues, service to others and health.
  • The 7th house is all partnerships, business and personal, networking and alliances.
  • The 8th house is joint values and finance, insurance, taxes and death.
  • The 9th house is belief systems, higher education, legalities, multi-cultural activities.
  • The 10th house is goals, achievements, stature, reputation, career, success or lack of it
  • The 11th house is friends, groups, results of career, wishes, hopes and dreams.
  • The 12th house is hidden, recessive, and can be self-sabotaging, a blind spot,

Simply choose one planet and read it through the 12 houses starting with the house it occupies as number 1. You can do that for each of the 10 bodies. This is a study technique initially, but once you have the knack of it, you will find yourself including it in your readings quite easily.

Recommended reading:

Cornerstones of Astrology – Planets, Signs, Houses and Aspects