Astrology Basics – The Houses

Beginner’s Astrology

The chart basics are four basic building blocks of knowledge. as a student of astrology you need to get a grip on some basic principles and this post is about the houses. The other building blocks  are:


The Meaning of the Houses

An astrological chart is divided into twelve sections, or houses, and each house is a different size. The chart looks like a pizza where each house is a segment.

Each house represents a separate area of life and planets in houses suggest that a particular area of life, like family or work, is important to you.

The houses are like a slice of life.


First house

The first house shows you, your body, what you look like, your complexion, fashion style, gait, haircut and first impression.

Second house

The second house is all about money, credit and acquisitions. It shows your values and what you value more than money. It suggests your self-worth and self-esteem.

Third house

The third house shows your brothers and sisters, school, neighbors, local area, short journeys and community involvement.

Fourth house

Your home, hearth and family life is shown by the fourth house in your chart. Your dominant parent (who is the one was there on a daily basis providing care and nurtured you) is shown by the fourth house.

Fifth house

The fifth is the fun house. It shows your children, your leisure activities, your romantic dates, play dates, sport, concerts and your creative expression. It suggests where you find entertainment and this includes risk activities like riding on a roller coaster, playing the stock market and gambling.

Sixth house

The sixth house is the house of your day-to-day work, pets, small plants, health and service to others. It shows your diet and exercise appetite. The sixth house in your chart shows your daily rituals, meditation and other habitual practices.

More on the sixth house.

Seventh house

The seventh house indicates your marriage, your partner/spouse, business partners and your relationship with other people. It shows the general public, your relationship with others and open enemies.

Eighth house

The eighth house suggests your secrets, sex life, money from others, donations from others, support from others, inheritance, insurance, debt, death and taxes. It shows the inevitable things of life.

Ninth house

The ninth house suggests your vision, life-path, travel, long journeys, higher education, foreign cultures, publications and religion.

Tenth house

The tenth house is all about your career, public standing, reputation and what the world knows you for. It is where you are in the public eye. It indicates your passive parent

Eleventh house

The eleventh house shows your choice of friends, groups and causes. It is where you are a team player. It shows your social conscious.

Twelfth house

The twelfth house is the house of your imagination, self-undoing, chronic health issues, institutions, dreams, sleep and your subconscious. It shows your secret enemies.

 

 


Your Quiet Month – Sun Transits Twelfth House or Less is More

by Alison Price

There are a few weeks when the Sun and the inner planets, Mercury and Venus, pass through and transit the twelfth house of your chart.

This is a time of the year to slow down, rest and take a pause from life. It is a period of about one month when:

  • your energy and drive becomes less prominent (the Sun),
  • your reading, thinking and conversation turns inward (Mercury) and
  • personal relationships, your social life and romance become less active (Venus).

In a way it is like having a dimmer switch on your life which reduces the glare and allows your eyes to adjust to the darker world where you can see what is lingering in the shadows that you have been ignoring up until now.

You will once again be back in the spotlight when the Sun crosses your ascendant and announces your personal New Year.

For you to be able to step onto the stage of life with vibrancy and confidence (which comes from the Sun) you are required to rest up, recuperate and chill as the planets move through the twelfth house of your natal chart.

Every year is different

Each one of you will have a different “quiet month” depending on which other planets are passing through your twelfth house at the same time.

It also changes tempo depending on whether the Sun leads the charge through your twelfth house or Mercury or Venus gets there first.


 

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