Supported House Systems
The program supports currently 11 different house systems identical to the house systems supported by Swiss ephemeris.
See the table below and the Swiss Ephemeris documentation as well.
Configuration of Houses
House systems can be configured separately for Vedic and western
astrology in the Configuration: Western Astrology/Western Calculation
the Configuration: Vedic Astrology/Vedic Calculation
tab of the configuration dialog.
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
List of House Systems
||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