The Eleventh House

The eleventh is the house of gains. It shows income or what brings us increase. It indicates anything we may possess much of or find increase through. It relates to goals, aspirations, wishes, will and ambition and what results we are able to acquire through them. It measures our individualistic motivation that can lead to impulsiveness and egoism. On the other hand, it indicates the possible realisation of our ideals and desires.

In terms of family relationships it represents the elder brothers and sisters and their fate is read through it.

It is a house of abundance, in which planets are usually very strong and favorable (even though the lord of this house usually has a negative power). Whatever planet is located here we will tend to possess its qualities in great measure. Venus here, for example, can indicate having several wives. Jupiter here can give wealth. On a higher level, the eleventh can give great spiritual gains and show the development of an expansive and articulate intelligence (in this respect, it resembles the fifth house, whose opposite it is on the chart). It gives great material gains, but there is often the tendency to be overly presumptuous about them and to over extend ourselves. It is not only the place of abundance but also of excess.

This is somewhat different from the indications of the eleventh in the western system. Both see it as a house of goals and aspirations, but the western view relates it more to group work, group expression and friendship. In the Indian system it is an individualistic and sometimes anarchic or egoistic house but will give many resources, perhaps people, to manifest through, yet from a position not of equality but power.

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