House Divisions in Indian Astrology

There are many ways of dividing up the signs of the zodiac into houses, and different reasons we would do so. Indian astrology traditionally divides the zodiac into 12 equal parts, no matter the location or time of year.

This is called the Rāśi Cakra; rāśi (Sun signs), meaning a ‘measure’ of degrees, and cakra meaning ‘wheel’; thus, dividing up the 360 degree zodiac into 12 sections of 30 degrees each. This could be termed the ‘natural zodiac’ and is used by most ancient systems of astrology.