Astrology Houses Introduction

Astrology Houses Introduction

Houses Introduction

Houses pertain to different areas of life.

They are like the backdrop or stage of a play.

There are twelve houses in every chart.

The houses are numbered from one to twelve anti-clockwise starting from below the ascendant.

Houses can be any width; some are as small as twenty degrees wide and some are as large as forty-five degrees wide.

It all depends on the house system being used and the place of birth for which the chart is set.

House Systems

All the charts on this website use the Placidus house system.

It is recommended that you stay with one house system (these days most astrologers use the Placidus house system mainly because there have been Placidean Tables of houses available for years, which may not be the ideal, but it is the reality) for the first year of your astrology study or until you can make an educated decision by exploring other house systems to decide which one you may feel resonates better with your own chart.

Other house systems in common use are Equal house, Koch, Morinus, Porphry and Regiomantanus.

House Cusps

House cusps are measured in degrees and minutes and are the dividing line between two houses.

The house flows anti-clockwise and ends at the next house cusp.

A house has a cusp at both sides, but the anti-clockwise cusp is the one that pertains to the house.

A planet is in one house or another it is never in both although it can be very close to a cusp (within one degree).

House cusps are derived from the birth time.

It follows that a correct birth time is required for exact house cusps.

If you do not have a firm birth time, then the houses cannot be used.

House Rulers

Every house has a ruler. The ruler of a house is the planet which rules of the sign found on the house cusp.

For example: The ascendant sign’s planetary ruler is the ruler of the first house.

This is a special case as the ruler of the ascendant is also the chart ruler.

The Sun and the Moon usually rule one house as the rulers of Leo and Cancer.

Mercury and Venus usually rule two houses each Gemini and Virgo for Mercury and Taurus and Libra for Venus.

Mars, Jupiter and Saturn usually each rule one house and co-rule another (traditional) house.

Mars rules Aries and co-rules Scorpio, Jupiter rules Sagittarius and co-rules Pisces and Saturn rules Capricorn and co-rules Aquarius. Uranus, Neptune and Pluto usually co-rule one house each.

Uranus rules Aquarius, Neptune rules Pisces and Pluto rules Scorpio.

Chiron does not rule a house because it does not rule any sign.

If a house is thin (less than thirty degrees wide) then one planet may rule two consecutive houses as the same sign may be on both adjacent house cusps.

A house ruler (by its sign, house and aspects) imparts its energies onto the affairs of the house.

Intercepted Signs

If a house is very wide (more than thirty degrees) there is the possibility that one sign is on the house cusp, the next sign is fully within the house and the third sign is on the following house cusp.

The middle sign does not have a house cusp.

This is known as an intercepted sign.

If the intercepted sign is Cancer or Leo it means that one of the luminaries does not have a house to rule.

Intercepted signs are always in pairs and are found opposite each other.

The planetary ruler of the intercepted sign is a moot point for that house’s interpretation.

It is as though it has no voice in the chart.

That planet does not have as much weight.

Three Types of Houses

There are three types of house; angular, succedent and cadent.

Angular Houses

The angular houses are the 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th houses.

They are found anti-clockwise from each angle. (Ascendant 1st, IC 4th, descendant 7th and MC 10th).

Planets in angular houses are dynamic, front and center and are present.

Succedent Houses

The succedent houses are the 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 11th houses.

They fall behind the angular houses.

They are also known as support houses as they support the angular house next to them, usually financially.

Planets in succedent houses are paused, on hold and are pending.

Cadent Houses:

The cadent houses are the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th houses.

They fall behind the succedent houses.

Planets in cadent houses are passive, retiring and are mute.

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Aspiring Astrologer Activity: 12 Houses

In your astrology journal, and referring to your natal chart, please do the following:

  • Write a short interpretation on each house. Mention the sign on the cusp, the house ruler, if there is an intercepted sign in the house and any planet in the house (100 words for each house).

 

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Color of the Year 2022

Color of the Year 2022

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The Astrological Modes

The Astrological Modes

Modes

There are three modes (modality, quadruplicities or qualities). The three modes are cardinal, fixed, and mutable. Each sign has one mode. Every mode has four signs associated with it.

The four Cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.

The four Fixed signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.


The four Mutable signs are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.

Modal Emphasis

Balanced Mode

The modes are balanced when they are spread evenly (as much as you can evenly spread seven into three).

For example, three planets in cardinal signs, two in fixed signs and two in mutable signs are considered in balance.

 

Strong Mode

A mode is considered strong when there are at least two more planets in the mode than the next best mode.

For example, four planets in cardinal signs, two in air and one in a mutable sign makes the cardinal mode strong.

Weak Mode

A mode is weak when there are no planets in the mode.

For example, three planets in cardinal, four in fixed and no planets in a mutable sign makes the mutable mode weak.

Cardinal Meaning

Strong Cardinal

People with many planets in the cardinal signs usually start things.

They are self-motivated, have goals and are the leaders of the zodiac.

Cardinal signs initiate change.

Weak Cardinal

A lack of planets in the cardinal signs suggests the individual is not one for starting things or getting things going.

For a weak cardinal person procrastination may be an issue.

Fixed Meaning

Strong Fixed

Those with many planets in fixed signs stick to things and can complete things.

They are tenacious, reliable, stubborn and steadfast. They are resistant to change to the extent that they may have to overcome inertia.

Weak Fixed

A shortage of fixed planets in the signs indicates the person has a certain wavering in life.

Mutable Meaning

Strong Mutable

Strong mutable signs are flexible, adaptable and inclusive.

They are accommodating, adjustable, amenable to change and they can move things along.

Weak Mutable

When there are no planets in a mutable sign it imparts some rigidity to the individual.

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Aspiring Astrologer Activity: Modes

In your astrology journal, and only counting the seven visible planets from the Sun to Saturn, do the following:

  • Note which planets are in the cardinal mode.
  • Note which planets are in the fixed mode.
  • Note which planets are in the mutable mode.
  • Decide if there is a modal emphasis or a lack of any mode.
  • Write a brief interpretation of your chart’s mode strengths and weaknesses (50 words).

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Color of the Year 2022

Color of the Year 2022

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Jupiter in Pisces

Jupiter in Pisces

Jupiter Enters Pisces

Jupiter’s Astronomy

Jupiter entered the sign of Pisces on May 13th, 2021 for the first time in twelve years.

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system and is traditionally known as “The Greater Benefic” which means it is a really good planet.

Jupiter takes twelve years to do a full orbit of the Sun and it spends about one year in each sign.

This loosely relates to the Chinese Astrology of twelve years of the Rat, Tiger and Monkey etc.

Jupiter will be in Pisces until 2022.

 




Jupiter’s Sign Rulership

Jupiter is the planetary ruler of Sagittarius and it is also the traditional ruler of Pisces before Neptune was discovered.

This means that in traditional and Hellenistic astrology Jupiter will be in rulership in Pisces.

During the year that Jupiter will be in Pisces, Saturn will still be in Aquarius.

This means that both of the large planets will be strong in their own signs.

 

Who This Will Affect

Over the next year, I anticipate that if you are an earth sign (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) or a water sign (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces), Jupiter will be more prominent for you.

If you are a fire sign (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) or an Air sign (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) sign then Saturn will probably be more influential for you.

As Jupiter transits through Pisces, it will affect each ascendant sign differently.

Check out how Jupiter’s passage through the sign of the Fish is likely to influence you by your ascendant sign below.

 





Aries Ascendent

Spirituality

During the next year you can anticipate a deeper connection to spirituality in your life.

If you are open to personal evolution, use this time to explore mysticism and your connection to faith, religion and how you see God.

Embrace meditation, prayer or yoga as tools to guide you through this time frame.

Live Your Dreams

This is the perfect time for you to create a dream for your life.

The first thing to do is to start a dream journal.

Every morning as you awake, jot down the main details about your dreams.

Déjà vu, visions, insights or flashes of inspiration that you receive during the day need to be paid attention to this year.

You can tune in to your clairvoyant abilities and use them to your advantage now.

Solitude

You probably will feel the urge to retreat from life a little more than usual now.

It is important that you have an adequate “me time” where you can spend an afternoon alone or maybe even a weekend to recharge your batteries.

Rest and recuperation are keywords for you this year.

Read more about Aries.



Taurus Ascendant

Friends

They say if you can count the number of friends you have on one hand you are doing well.

Not everyone has a large pal’s network, but Jupiter’s passage through Pisces offers you some ideal moments to broaden your connections with companions.

This will be an impeccable time for you to grow your network.

It could be that your entourage, or the people you know, gets bigger although you may not necessarily consider them BFFs.

Friends and associates that you meet now potentially will have a lasting impression upon you.

Learn Together

Try to reach out to other people and keep connections going.

Share what you know with others.

It can be very easy to forget about classmates and before you know it, months have gone by.

Every week reach out to someone just to say, “Hello.”

It is as important for you and it is for them.

Groups

Anticipate moving in different circles with evolved people who have thought-provoking conversations and whom you see almost as visionaries.

Be alert to any “a-ha” moments that can improve your life.

The ideal place for you to go would be to a book club where you can learn new things.

Read more about Taurus.


Gemini Ascendant

Career

As the greater benefic planet, Jupiter, enters your career sector you are likely to reach great heights in your chosen profession.

If you work for a company, you can anticipate moving up in some way, or taking on broader responsibilities.

Entrepreneur

If you are considering opening your own company this will be an ideal time to spread the word, broadcast and expand it.

If you have never considered opening your own business, this will be a brilliant time for you to look into it and discover all the possibilities.

Public Reputation

Whichever way you choose to go, you will be lucky in all your endeavors in the public domain this year.

This is the time when strangers will get to know your name.

Spruce up your online presence and remove any embarrassing photos from the past.

Be authentic.

Your life will be improved by influential people who first know you by your reputation and the recommendations of others.

Read more about Gemini.


Cancer Ascendant

Publish

This is the perfect time for you to publish anything that you’ve been working on it could be a book or it could be a blog post, or it could just be your opinion about something.

The important thing is to share your ideas with the world.

Jupiter will support you in getting your word out to the masses.

Educate

This is an ideal time for you to sign up for some adult educational classes or go back to school to finish that degree.

Use this time to explore thought-provoking subjects that interest you.

Anticipate an abundance of learning this year.

You may be surprised at the journey you take as you improve yourself through knowledge.

Travel

Although many cities are still in lockdown, you are likely to receive great offers to visit other places.

Become an armchair traveler, by reading books about the places you will visit one day.

Focus in on the art, architecture and cultural practices of other countries.

Consider every opportunity carefully but try to do some travelling this year.

Read more about Cancer.


Leo Ascendant

Offers

This will be a time when other people will offer you things.

You are likely to receive many gifts but some of them will come with strings.

Be very aware of offers to up your credit limit is and, as tempting as it may be, think carefully before excepting every opportunity offered to you this year.

Intimacy

This is a period where your private life is likely to grow.

All intimate relationships have the potential to become more satisfying.

If you’re naturally retiring, you may find that you are now open able to open up to explorations in the bedroom.

Donations

Donations will be a feature of this period and they could go either way.

You may need to lean on the support and resources of other people which could be presented either in time or money, alternatively, you will be approached to donate to other people.

It could be as simple as spending a Saturday night looking after someone’s grandma or it could be a huge sacrifice that you are being asked to make if someone requests an organ donation from you.

Read more about Leo.

Virgo Ascendant

Relationships

For all Virgos, your primary one to one relationships will be of paramount importance this year.

If you are single, you are likely to meet someone really special.

If you are already in a relationship, you will find newfound happiness with your significant other.

Make sure to spend enough time together so your relationship can grow and blossom.

Collaborations

This is the perfect time to collaborate with others.

Typically, it may come down to a business relationship where you decide to work together for a common cause, or you may establish an official partnership, so that you can both benefit from the synergy of working together.

Consider every opportunity and don’t dismiss any out of turn.

Take an optimistic attitude and you will benefit by working with other people this year.

Other People

This will be a time when you are extremely likely to meet more people.

Not everyone will become your best friend, but how do you treat people that you do meet in passing will be important now.

Make sure that your karmic message of care, respect and how you treat other people is impeccable, because your action now will come back to you later.

Read more about Virgo.





Libra Ascendant

Rituals

If you are a Libra, this is the time to get your day-to-day life organized.

Create simple morning and evening rituals to help you withstand the ravages of the day.

Health

Choose to focus on healthy eating that nourishes your body and wards off ill health.

If you need a medical check, get it done early and use that as the set point for all improvement.

Do not ignore any sniffles and act immediately for the slightest cut or graze.

Job

Your job is a focus this period.

If you are unemployed. you are more likely to find work now than at any other time.

If you are a part-time employed and looking, opportunities will come your way.

If you have a job already and are quite happy, you may find that you receive job offers that you had not considered.

The important thing to bear in mind during this Jupiter transit, is that there may be other ways of working on a job that you had not considered before and which might be just what you need.

Read more about Libra.

Scorpio Ascendant

Romance

Your love life is a focus now.

You will be more attractive and alluring than you have been for a long time.

If you are unattached, you are likely to go on multiple dates this year with a variety of people just to test the waters.

You don’t have to make a decision right now.

If you are in a committed relationship, it will be a brilliant time to set a “date night” to reconnect with your partner in a loving way.

This really is the time to love the one you’re with.

Children

Children and young people are likely to feature in your life now.

If you do not have any children, you will probably be associated with them in some way.

If you are a parent, you will find great happiness by spending time helping your children to develop.

Focus your energy on providing your kids a happy childhood.

Risk

This is a year where you are happy to take some risks.

It could be that you want to go skydiving or bungee jumping for your thrills.

But if that is not for you, you will find that investing in the stock exchange gives you enough excitement to keep you going.

The only issue here could be that you take too many risks and mortgage the farm without careful thought beforehand.

Set yourself a “mad money” cash budget before you enter a casino.

Read more about Scorpio.

Sagittarius Ascendent

Home

This is a year where you are likely to move house and depending on who you are, you may relocate multiple times.

Jupiter brings the urge to expand, so it could be that you want to get an additional room added to your home or work on finishing the basement.

You will have multiple good ideas through which to express this planetary energy.

The trick will be to know when to stop and not to take on a project that is way beyond your capabilities.

Family

In simple terms, your family is likely to expand this year which could happen in several ways.

A new child may be born, your daughter’s boyfriend could decide to move into your basement, or perhaps you take in your ageing parents to care for them.

Be prepared for people to be visiting and those who do will stay over a little longer than you had anticipated.

You are generous of spirit and this is the time to offer your home as shelter and succor to others.

Foundations

The foundations of your life will improve.

These changes can be shown in several ways.

You may finally accept the past and the family that you were born into as being OK.

This is a period to tap into your heritage and use it to support you as you go about your life.

Make sure you understand the origins of your family and choose to embrace some of these ideals in your current life.

2021 can be an important year when you get to know who you are and where you came from.

Read more about Sagittarius.

Capricorn Ascendent

Neighbourhood

This year all Sea Goats will busy themselves within their neighborhood.

You can express this energy by taking an evening walk through the parks or streets around where you live.

It is important for you to make a connection with your community now.

Short Training Courses

A perfect way for you to use this current Jupiter energy is by taking several short training courses.

These days, they may all be on Zoom, but if you get the opportunity to do a weekend class on something that interest you, take it.

Seek out  information in small chunks, or try several teachers and styles of classes this year.

There is no need to make a long-term commitment, but it is important that you dip your toe into topics that interest you.

Weekends away

Ideally you will feel recharged if you take a couple of weekends away.

There is no need for a long-term vacation, of course we don’t seem to do that anymore.

A change of scenery perhaps by spending time with family or friends or perhaps spending two nights at a lodge nearby will be enough for you.

Try to fit in one or two trips to places you have never been and you may surprise yourself by how interesting things are.

If your life has become a little jaded, a change of scenery could be all you need.

Read more about Capricorn.

Aquarius Ascendent

Money

Your finances will improve this year.

Jupiter, as the greater benefic, will bring income for you.

This could be in the way of pay, bonuses or tips for things that you have done.

Be aware that this largesse will not last forever.

Savvy Aquarians will bank as much as possible before the flow dries up.

Self-worth

This is a great time for you to work on your self-worth.

It is important to know your self-worth as it brings a confident air to your personality that other people find attractive.

Having positive self-worth is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

You feel good about yourself, therefore you exude confidence and ultimately other people feel confident in you and start to give you things.

Values

Your personal values will be a focus at this time.

Things that you value above money, such as integrity, will become of paramount importance for you now.

Spend your time wisely and with people whom you find uplifting and supportive.

Read more about Aquarius.

Pisces Ascendent

Self-care

This is the year to get your self-care routine in place.

You have to put yourself first and number one in your life.

If you do not look after yourself, you cannot look after anyone else either.

It’s like when you’re on an airplane and the oxygen mask drops down, you must put your mask on first before you can turn to aid others.

Engage

This really is your year as Jupiter passes through your sign it will bring abundance, opportunity and luck.

Choose to live life to your full potential.

Do not hesitate to step forward into things, situations and relationships that interest you.

You only have one life to live, and it is not a dress rehearsal.

For all Pisces people, this is your year, so embrace it.

You are at the threshold of living an authentic life that will bring satisfaction to you.

Listen to what other people are saying, but make your own decisions at all times.

Get outside, step into the sunshine and live your best life

The only downside is that excesses may swamp you later.

Image

Self-image is huge for you now.

Get a haircut, book a makeover and step out into the world.

This is the year to chuck out all the ratty old clothes in your wardrobe.

Purge tired shoes and make sure that everything you wear truly reflects your inner self.

How you look sends a message to others.

You need to make sure that your outer world truly reflects your inner heart.

This is a time to be genuine, honest and wholehearted in everything you do.

An air of positivity is likely to surround you now.

Read more about Pisces.

 




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Aspiring Astrologer Activity: Jupiter in Pisces

In your astrology journal, and referring to your natal chart, please do the following:

  • Decide on the condition of Jupiter in your natal chart.
  • Find the house that transiting Jupiter is in now.
  • Note which planets and points Jupiter will conjoin, oppose and square (use a one degree orb) as it passes through Pisces.
  • State the date that Jupiter will change houses for you as it transits in Pisces.

Extend Yourself

  • Write a short interpretation on Jupiter transiting Pisces and how it may potentialy unfold for you. Consider the houses, conjunctions and hard aspects (100 words).

 

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Lunar Phases

Lunar Phases

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Eclipses of 2021

Eclipses of 2021

by Alison Price

Eclipses of 2021

In 2021 there are two eclipse seasons with a total of four eclipses, two lunar eclipses and two solar eclipses.

First Eclipse Season

In the first eclipse season of 2021 there is a lunar eclipse on May 26th and a solar eclipse June 10th.

 

Zero Aries

These charts are set for Zero Aries house system, Vancouver and the Pacific time zone.

The eclipses may actually occur the day before or after in your part of the world.

 

 





Eclipse Table 

Second Eclipse Season

In the second eclipse season of 2021 there is a lunar eclipse on November 19th and a solar eclipse on December 4th.




Millennial or Gen “Z”? Astrology has the Answer

Millennial or Gen “Z”? Astrology has the Answer

How to Tell if You are a Millennial or a Gen “Z” with Astrology

Preamble

The other day I was having a patio lunch with my daughter.

She spoke about how sometimes she feels she relates better with Gen “Z” than the Millennials.

She was born around the division between the two generations and the Millennials is where she felt she was.

This got me thinking, and I have some answers for those born on the cusp of the Millennial / Gen “Z” generations with the help of astrology, of course.

 

Introduction

Categorizing people into generations is a way to analyze trends in society.

One generation group will do things this way and the next cohort will do things another.

The specific dates when one generation ends, and another begins are blurred.

Astrology has a way to categorize each generation by the outer planets.

Heck, the outer planets are even called the “Generational Planets.”

 




 


Visible Planets

The seven visible planets are the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.

They are called the visible planets because you can go outside and look (GOAL) up at the night sky and see all of the seven planets.

Generational Planets

The three generational planets are Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.

The generational planets are outside the usual visible planets realm from the Sun to Saturn.

Uranus

Uranus is the modern ruler of the sign of Aquarius the Water Bearer.

The traditional ruler for Aquarius is Saturn.

Uranus takes seven years to pass through one sign.

Neptune

Neptune is the modern ruler of the sign of Pisces the Fish.

The traditional planetary ruler for Neptune is Jupiter.

Neptune takes around fourteen years to transit a signa.

Pluto

Pluto is the modern ruler of the sign of the scorpion, Scorpio.

The traditional ruler of Scorpio is Mars.

Pluto takes, on average, 25 years to transit each sign, but this can be wildly different for Pluto as its orbit is more elliptical than the other planets.

It is much faster through Scorpio (20 years)  than Taurus (35 years.)


Named Generations List

The named generations list, as referenced in Wikipedia, shows the current thinking for each generation’s years.

  • Lost Generation: 1883 – 1900
  • Greatest Generation: 1901 – 1927
  • Silent Generation: 1928 – 1945
  • Baby Boomers: 1946 – 1964
  • Generation “X” (Gen “X”): 1965 – 1980
  • Millennials (Gen “Y”): 1981 – 1996
  • Generation “Z” (Gen “Z”, Zoomers): 1997 – 2011
  • Generation Alpha (Gen “A”): 2012 – 2025
  • Generation Beta (Gen “B”): 2025 –

Millennials and Gen “Z”

Millennials are those who achieved adulthood around the year 2000. They are widely accepted as having been born loosely between 1981 and 1996.

Generation “Z” are those born after the Millennials. They are widely accepted as having been born loosely between 1997 to 2011.

 

Outer Planets  and Generations

Astrology has a way to differentiate between the generations.

We are specifically looking at the border between the Millennials and Generation Z people.

This time frame could also be called a cusp between the generations.

Let’s take a closer look at where the outer planets were between these two generations.

The years we are zooming in on are 1995 and 1996.

We are going to look at where the outer planets were and which zodiac signs they were in at this cusp moment.

 


Note: If your birthday is on any date 
in the table above, you will have to 
cast your birth chart to find out 
exactly which signs your outer planets 
were in when you were born.

You are a Millennial if…

You are a definitely Millennial if you have Uranus in Sagittarius, or Capricorn and you have Pluto in Scorpio.

Millennials may have Pluto in either Libra or Scorpio.

Millennials may have Neptune in either Sagittarius or Capricorn.

Millennials may have Uranus in either Sagittarius or Capricorn.

You are a Gen “Z” if…

You are definitely Gen “Z” if you have Uranus in Aquarius or Pisces, and you have Pluto in Sagittarius

Gen “Z” may have Pluto in either Sagittarius or Capricorn.

Gen “Z” may have Neptune in either Capricorn or Aquarius.

Gen “Z” may have Uranus in either Aquarius or Pisces.

 




Chart Division

Chart Division

Chart Division Overview

Horoscopes developed with the early Greeks and Babylonians. These early astrologers made a conformation that all charts are represented in a certain way.

It is as though you are standing facing south with the east to your left and the west to your right. At this point, the north is below your feet.

The compass points, when placed on a birth chart, fall in unexpected places. Note the east is on the left, the west in on the right, the north is at the bottom, and the south is at the top.

Is this news to you? Well, that is where the word NEWS comes from North, East, West, and South. However, on a birth chart, the compass points are in different places.

 





The Angles

The four angles are the ascendant (ASC), the descendant (DEC), the Midheaven or Medium Coeli (MC) and the Immum Coeli (IC). There are two main axes in a chart, the ASC/DEC

Ascendant / Descendant axis – (Self / Other)

Ascendant meaning:

The impression you make on others. How others see you. It shows the self and your personality. The façade or mask you wear. It indicates the vehicle you use to get through life. The ascendant fronts for you. Other initially see your ascendant before they get to know you and then they see your Sun.

Descendant meaning:

The descendant gives ideas on how you treat other people and strangers. It shows your relationship with the general public. This point also indicates who you are looking for in a partner. The descendant shows your spouse in sharp focus.

Medium Coeli (MC) / Immum Coeli (IC) – (Public / Private)

MC meaning

The Midheaven is at the top of the chart, and it indicates how the world sees you. The Midheaven suggests your highest achievements possible. Life outside the home and your public persona are shown here. The MC has a lot to say about your career and how you carve a life out for yourself. It is about all the things you do in the public domain. It shows your public face as opposed to your private face.

IC meaning

The IC shows the foundations of your life and from where you are coming. It is your private life. It suggests your family dynamics and the inside of your home. It can indicate the situation in your twilight years.


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Triple Division – Houses

Houses