I have written about the maturity of planets in this post here, do read it. Planets and Houses of the horoscope mature at certain specific years/periods of your life. This has a rather deep impact on the chart and needs to be analysed before coming to a conclusion about it. If a house is particularly strong or weak, the effect of its maturity and subsequent expressions will be perceptible. Pay special attention to the houses which contain the Moon, the Ascendant Lord and any special yogkarak planets etc during reading. The houses can take a few to several years to mature as per the list, after which they give the most balanced expression of themselves and interact better with their resident planets and incoming aspects. Most of their effects are quite subtle, but if you analyse yourself and your life pattern, you can easily understand them.This is the list for the house maturity and your age in years.
- 9th House From birth to 24 yrs
- 10th House 25 to 26 yrs
- 11th House 27 to 28 yrs
- 12th House 29 to 30 yrs
- 1st House 31 to 33 yrs
- 2nd House 34 to 36 yrs
- 3rd House 37 to 39 yrs
- 4th House 40 to 45 yrs
- 5th House 46 to 51 yrs
- 6th House 52 to 57 yrs
- 7th House 58 to 65 yrs
- 8th House 66 yrs onwards till death
Now for some details on how this works. These are the general trends which will be modified by several factors like, planets residing, planets aspecting, dasha-astrological time, transits etc. But regardless of the actual physical events which will happen the subtle theme will remain.
From birth to 24 yrs of age you are building the foundations of your life ‘Dharma’. All sorts of experiences are converted to your personal philosophy. How you will use your formative years to build your life on is decided here. Your paternal figures, peers and patrons play a very important role in deciding the philosophical anchors of your life. Thus the 9thhouse matures. The 9this also the house of auspiciousness. Your life, its fortune or otherwise develops from here. At the age of 24yrs your outlook to life is more or less fixed. This house, Dharmasthan, is also the house of your deepest foundations, you might also get married to your Dharmapati/Dharmapatni towards the end of or after this time.
Generally the 24th to 26thyrs of age are the formative years of your career. You will be engaged in focussing on your business establishments, social mobility, role in society and professional success. (You also might become a father yourself, thus feel the responsibility more palpably). Thus the 10thhouse has matured and now onwards will give its complete results. Logically, from the 26th to 28th yrs, you might get lucky, expand your sources of income. You might be more visible in the society and interacting with locals and foreigners, new persons and new ventures. The foundations of your long-term goals and ambitions now onwards will become clearer. (A new job perhaps) Thus the 11thhouse will start giving its subtle results.
The 28th to 30 yrs of age, will be a rather unsettled time, with long distance journeys, separation from the family/friends. There may be physical losses or spiritual revelations. You might take on burdens and feel tired all the time. Physical body and the environment in which you are used to live in will be subtly ‘reduced’ in some way. (You may shift into a smaller house, which will have an out-of-proportion deep impact on you) Thus the 12thhouse is now active and will start giving its results.
After this experience of loss, you will bounce back with vigour and from the 30th to 33 years you will redouble your efforts and bring back stability into your life and social structure. It will be like a rebirth, you will take on a new identity in some way. (These are subtle effects remember, the actual event may also be a birth of a child, making you a father/mother) You will be more confident about yourself and this confidence is here to stay, this was the 1sthouse beginning to give its results.
Next from the 33rd to 36thyrs of life will be a consolidation phase where your 2ndhouse will start giving its results. You will be more aware of your family resources and you will now onwards focus on earning money, saving, investing and creating security for your later years. You might also start internally valuing your time with your family and close friends.The events leading to the 36th to 39yrs, will start you on a new path to creativity. (you might start writing a blog!). You will understand the how to use your initiative and independence and communicate more. New contacts from your neighbourhood and social circle will come up and you will enjoy the new exposure. Thus the 3rdhouse will come to its own.
In the period from 39th to 45 yrs, certain events will occur which will make you value and appreciate security and stability. (You will buy a new car or a permanent house) You might even be drawn to the spiritual stability of meditation. Thus the 4thhouse will attain its mature levels of expression.
Next from the 45th to 51 yrs, you might gain a new perspective on yourself. You might discover new activities to fulfil your creative potential. You will also recognise the presence of divinity and there may be events which will turn you into a ‘respected elder’. You may also be required to focus more on your children and perhaps guide them in their lives as they also grow older.
Then comes the beginning of the exit mode from the 51st to 57 yrs and onwards you will be made aware of the failings of your physical body. Your deep seated diseases will now start emerging. Then depending on how your 6thhouse is placed, your enemies and debtors will come collecting. You will be made aware of the frailty of life and living. This is a subtle process and now onwards the 6this mature and active.Now comes the period of 57th to 65thyrs. You finally realise on a deep inner level that your relationship to yourself matters. You spend more time with yourself either in contemplation or mediation. You might read more books on spiritual development and practice. The 7thhouse’s subtle message is that you have to forge a relationship with yourself first and find your real Self! Thus now onwards, the 11thhouse starts functioning as it really is supposed to bringing you more closer to your own self.
And then the last, 65th birthday onwards till the death of the physical body. You will understand and face the questions on death and eventual rebirth. You will be made subtly ready to experience these intensely secret mysteries as your final 8thhouse also matures and starts giving its results.
Thus the life of an average human being subtly unfolds. If you can observe yourself this is very beautiful. For every stage of life you are subtly made ready by the interactions of the planetary and sign forces. Life is quite balanced if you can dispassionately observe. Analyse yourself and witness your own Beauty!