in Yogis, Destiny and the Wheel of Time - ch. 9
My Guruji (Swami Paramananda Saraswati) had re-kindled my interest in astrology and Yogiji (Yogi Bhaskaranandji) lent to it the effulgence and radiance of his astrological wisdom. He called the 4th house the "esoteric" house in the moksha (salvation) triangle, good for astrological pursuits and allied astrolgical sciences; the 8th house was the "occult" house which would enlarge an astrological vision with intuitive gifts and clairvoyance.
He preferred Mithuna (Gemini), Tula (Libra), and Kumbha(Aquarius) the intellectual rashis (air signs) for the quick grasp of subtle astrological principles. His second preference was Kanya lagna (Virgo ascendant) which is Mercury's rashi.
reprinted with permission