Supported House Systems
The program supports currently 11 different house systems. See table below.
||Default for western astrology, also used in KP astrology
||Widely used in the USA
||Similar to Placidus
||Old house system
||Default for Vedic astrology
||Each house has 30 deg. First house starts at the ascendant
||Similar to (5), but ascendant is in the middle of 1st house
||Starts from the Meridian (ARMC). It is used in Uranian Astrology (Meridian house system).
||First house in the east
Cusps and Sandhis
Vedic astrology has several different view points of houses.
- Simple Rasi view: houses are the same as signs (starting from the sign
of Ascendant resp. Moon). This system is most frequently used in Vedic astrology.
- Cusp view: houses start from the cusps and end at the cusp of the next house
(like in western astrology). This view is used by the K.P. system.
- Sandhi view: houses start from the Sandhis (middle of the house). So
the cusp is in the middle of the corresponding house. The corresponding chart
is also called Chalita Chakra.
The vedic calculation tab
of the configuration dialog has the option to switch between
sandhi view and cusp view (check box K.P. Style House System
Configuration of Houses
House systems can be configured separately for Vedic and western astrology in the Configure Western Calculation
the Configure Vedic Calculation
tab of the configuration dialog.