Each house is linked to a set of characteristics that begin with the self and extend outward into society and beyond. The planets were all in precise signs and houses when you were born. When an astrologer reads your chart, she combines the meanings of each planet, the house it’s in, and the sign it’s in to map the challenges and opportunities you’ll experience in this life.
When planets pass through a house, they illuminate that area of your chart and energize the attributes associated with that house. The houses are used by astrologers to determine which aspects of your life will come into focus and where you may best take action. Read about the sign linked with a house to learn more about it.
The “personal houses” are the first six houses, while the “interpersonal houses” are the last six buildings.
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The first house marks the start of the zodiac and encompasses all “firsts”: first impressions, self-image, leadership, new ventures, fresh starts, and new beginnings. Your rising sign or ascendant is the sign on the cusp, or beginning edge, of this house. (Aries is the sign of the zodiac)
Taste, scents, sound, touch, and sight are all covered by the second house, which governs your immediate material and physical world. Income, money, and self-esteem are all ruled by the second house. (Taurus is the ruling planet.)
The third house governs all forms of communication, including speech, thought, and the use of gadgets and equipment (cell phones, pagers, Instant Messenger, etc.). Siblings, neighbors, local travel, libraries, schools, teachers, and community concerns are all covered by the third house. (Gemini is the sign of the zodiac)
Cancer dominates the fourth house, which is at the bottom of the zodiac wheel and hence rules the “base of all things.” Your home, privacy, basic security, your parents (especially your mother), children, your own mothering qualities, nurturing, and TLC are all included. (Cancer is in charge)
Health and service are the domains of the sixth house. It governs time management, organization, routines, fitness, food, and exercise, natural and healthy living, as well as helpfulness and service to others. (Virgo is the sign of the zodiac)
The sector of relationships and other people is represented by the seventh house. It governs all business and personal partnerships, as well as relationship-related topics such as contracts, marriage, and business transactions. (Libra is the ruling sign)
The eighth house is a mystical sector that governs the deepest levels of birth, death, sex, metamorphosis, secrets, fused energies, and connection. Other people’s property and money (real estate, inheritances, investments, and so on) are likewise ruled by the eighth house (Ruled by Scorpio)
The higher mind, expansion, international and long-distance travel, foreign languages, inspiration, optimism, publishing, broadcasting, universities and higher education, luck, risk, adventure, gambling, religion, philosophy, morals and ethics are all covered by the ninth house. (Sagittarius rules)
The tenth house is at the very top of the chart, and it is the most visible. Structures, corporations, tradition, public image, celebrity, honors, achievements, awards, boundaries, rules, discipline, authority, fathers, and parenting are all ruled by the tenth house. The tenth house’s cusp, or border, is also known as the midheaven, and it gives astrologers insight into your career path. (Capricorn is the ruling planet.)
Teams, friendships, groups, society, technology, video and electronic media, networking, social justice, rebellion, and humanitarian causes are all ruled by the eleventh house. Originality, eccentricity, unexpected happenings, surprises, invention, astronomy, science fiction, and all things future are all ruled by this planet. (Aquarius is the ruling planet.)
The twelfth and final house, which governs endings, brings the zodiac to a close. This house is about tying up loose ends, completions, the afterlife, old age, and resignation in the closing stages of a project. Separation from society, institutions, hospitals, jails, hidden goals, and secret foes are all associated with it. It also governs the subconscious mind, as well as imagination, creativity, the arts, film, dance, poetry, journaling, and the subconscious mind. (Pisces is the zodiac sign that rules this sign.)
What do the 12 astrological houses represent?
The houses in astrology are the cosmic equivalent of a crystal ball, only far more reliable. There are 12 houses in the Tarot, each symbolizing a different aspect of life, such as health, money, relationships, and everything in between. Consider the wheel of houses as a sky map, with planets traveling from house to house all the time. Each planet was in a different house when you were born, and those houses may be seen in your birth chart. Because the homes are based on the time you were born rather than the date, you may need to text your parents to find out.
The positions of the planets at the time of your birth (or throughout your life) might reveal important information. For example, if Jupiter (the planet of luck) was in your second house (which governs wealth) at the time of your birth, making money will most likely come easily to you. (Could you please share the love?)
What are the meanings of the astrological houses?
Astrology is limitless. The astrological houses come into action when each of the 12 zodiac archetypes appears in different aspects of your life… but what do houses imply in astrology, anyway? If your horoscope has ever made cryptic assertions about “the houses,” you’ve undoubtedly scanned over it and felt a little befuddled. I, too, was initially perplexed as a clairvoyant astrologer with a lifelong fascination with the cosmos. But now I’m here to assist you.
The astrological houses identify the specific regions of your life to which your horoscope refers. Each house, for example, signifies something entirely different; they decide the many types of people, places, and life events you will face over your lifetime.
What are the meanings of the planets and houses?
Every zodiac chart is divided into 12 signs, and each of those signs is divided into 12 houses. Every planet in your chart is positioned in both a sign and a house, and each house represents a different area of life, from travel and romance to career. These two configurations show how a planet’s impact might manifest in your life.
It’s a lot to take in, which is why astrologer Chani Nicholas, author of You Were Born For This: The Astrology of Radical Self-Acceptance, recommends seeing the astrological mix of planets, signs, and houses as a theater production. “The planets are the characters, the signs are the costumes they’re wearing, and the homes represent the stages, or areas of life,” she explains. “Planets display their vitality in the style of the sign they are in, and they stand out in whatever realm of life, or house, they are in.”
While you may utilize diagrams like the one above to find the sign and house placements for each planet in your chart, it might be intimidating. Finding out which house your sun sign belongs to is an excellent place to start. Simply enter your birth time, place, and location into an online natal chart generator, such as this one, and scroll down to the textual description of your solar sign. You’ll find out what house it’s in there.
“The house in which the sun is located in your horoscope indicates a significant area of life in which you must express yourself and live out your primary life goal.” Astrologer Chani Nicholas
“The sun is a vital aspect of our life’s mission because it represents our essential selves,” Nicholas explains. “The house in which the sun is located in your horoscope indicates a significant area of life in which you must express yourself and live out your primary life goal.” , if your sun is in Virgo and you are in your tenth year
What does the 7th house signify?
Insight into relationships can be found in the Seventh House. It’s known as the house of marriage, but it also defines how you pair up in love, friendship, and business connections. All crucial one-on-one ties, including foes and arch-rivals, are revealed in the Seventh House.
What is the meaning of the 8th house?
Scorpio and Pluto are the rulers of the eighth house (in astrology, Pluto is still a planet). The eighth house is a mystical sector that governs the deepest levels of birth, death, sex, metamorphosis, secrets, fused energies, and connection. Other people’s property and money are ruled by the eighth house, which includes real estate, inheritances, and investments. It’s been dubbed the house of sex, death, and taxes in the past.
Is it true that everyone in astrology has 12 houses?
The Houses are the 12 sections of the birth chart that are divided into 12 equal sections. Because it is a perfect numerical number, the number 12 appears frequently in astrology. However, the Houses are not to be confused with the zodiac wheel, which is based on the sun’s monthly rotating movement. The Houses, on the other hand, are based on the earth’s natural 24-hour revolution around its axis. As a result, astrologers use these two techniques when reading a birth chart. Because the Houses rotate every 24 hours, it’s critical to calculate your chart using the proper time of birth. Each house depicts the apparent movement of the sun for two hours each day. So double-check your crush’s birth time when you get it!
What does the 11th house symbolize?
The Eleventh House is where you make your social debut, as well as the greeting you receive. It’s the classic house of friends, but it also includes coworkers and social circles. Aquarius and Uranus/Saturn share this house.
What does the 9th house symbolize?
In Astrology, the 9th house is also known as the Dharma Bhava. The 9th house, or Dharma Bhava, represents religious inclinations, dutifulness, uprightness, good karma, morality (ethics), and higher & spiritual ideals. The power of the 9th house influences whether or not a person will be religious. It determines the differences between conservatism and modernism, orthodoxy and heterodoxy, and so forth. The 9th house also determines whether or not one will be generous. As a result, the 9th house determines the direction and flow of our ideas, as well as our attitude and approach to life.
Do houses have any significance in astrology?
The birth chart is like a photograph of the sky taken from Earth’s vantage point at the precise moment you were born. This chart is divided into 12 segments, which are referred to as “houses.” The action in the “movie of your life” takes place in the dwellings.
Depending on the time, date, and location of your birth, each house of your horoscope is ruled by a different sign. The rulership of a house is established by whatever zodiac sign the cusp, or beginning point of a house, intersects with on the wheel (that’s a little advanced, so don’t sweat it!). Simply put, the houses are what anchor astrology to the real world, as each one is connected with different aspects of life, such as profession, home, and relationships.
Are signs and dwellings the same thing?
Our birth chart is a circular divided into 12 sections, similar to how a pie is cut into slices. Each slice represents a different aspect of our lives, which we refer to as “Houses.” Each house is controlled by a different zodiac sign, and there are a total of 12 zodiac signs.
Consider the signs to be the vibe/personality/characteristics that color the homes and how you handle that aspect of your life. The signs are always in the same order in everyone’s chart (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces), but the sign that begins your chart is determined by your date of birth. The Rising Sign, also known as the Ascendant Sign, is the first sign in your horoscope. The beginning of your 1st House, which starts your natal birth chart wheel, is your Rising Sign. From 1 to 12, the houses are numbered counterclockwise. So, if your rising sign is Cancer, your chart will still follow the same order as before, but will begin with Cancer (Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, etc). Each sign is 30 degrees in length, but some of our properties are larger or smaller than that. As a result, a pair of zodiac signs may fall into the same house. Even if several signs are falling in a house, you always go to the first sign (the House Cusp) to see which sign “rules that area of your life.”
When you are born, the planets are all in distinct signs in the sky. So, once you know your Rising Sign, you can discover which house each of those planets resides in in your natal chart. This will bring the meanings of those planets into your homes. Each planet represents a different aspect of our personalities, thus determining which area of life (or house) they belong in will influence how we use that aspect of our personalities.
While the focus of this piece is on our natal charts, I must emphasize that the houses play a crucial role in anticipating events. The sky changes all the time, but your birth chart does not. So you can look at what’s going on in the sky right now and compare it to your chart to see how it’s affecting you and where in your life (what house) you’ll be feeling the effects and possible results. These are referred to as transits. More on those later, but this helps to explain why each house has so many different connotations, many of which may be surprising if we merely interpret our charts as our “make-up.”
Here’s a quick rundown of what each house in our lives entails: