In the last few articles we've talked about the controversy amongst Vedic astrologers regarding which house governs education. K.N. Rao and his teachers at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan school in New Delhi, India teach that the 5th house is the primary house of education. This is also what the sage Parashara emphasized.
The 5th house governs non-compulsory education or college-level education. When there is the element of choice involved then it's the 5th house. Compulsory education or Kindergarten-12th grade education is the 4th house. This represents our educational foundation. The other houses of education: the 2nd, 3rd and 9th represent informal education at home, hobbies and trade schools, and higher education respectively.
Col. A.K. Gour, a senior teacher at K.N Rao's school, gives the most importance to the 2nd, 4th and 5th houses for education. in his excellent book, The Astrology of Professions, he says, "If one was to holistically view these three houses, 10-15% of education would go to the 2nd house, 25-30% would go to the 4th house, and the 5th or primary house would get 55-60% share.