The zodiac is divided in 12 different houses, each ruled by a different sign and planet. Each house is associated with the field of experience beginning with the self and expanding into society and spirituality. When interpreting your chart, you have to look into the planet, house and associated sign to understand the gifts, challenges, talents, obstacles you’ll have in this lifetime. When you know your ascendant or rising sun, you can work work out the rest of the houses as all the zodiac signs follow from there in the traditional order in an anticlockwise direction. So if Aquarius is your rising sun, then Pisces will be your second house, Aries will be in your third house, Taurus will be in your fourth house and so on.
|1||Your appearance and the way you come across. This is your social mask.|
|2||Cash, property, possessions, self esteem, material wealth, what you value|
|3||Communications, siblings, neighbours, trips, transport, your mind|
|4||Home, family, where you feel you belong, emotional foundations, being settled|
|5||Romance, creativity and kids, fun, pregnancies, sex, flirting, risk-taking|
|6||Daily work, health and routines, being of services to others, alternative health, job situation|
|7||Partnerships (business and personal), one on one relationships, marriage, alliances, enemies|
|8||Birth, death, life’s mysteries, rebirth, renewal, transformation, sex, joint finances|
|9||Travel, study, cosmic quest, broadening the mind, gaining perspective|
|10||Your ambitions and career, how you make your mark, goals, public life, recognition|
|11||Friends, social circles, groups and clubs, wishes, spiritual aspirations|
|12||Self-sabotage, fear, your dreams, your inner self, secrets, self transcendence, retreats, meditation and connection|
First House/Mars/Aries: This house governs the way you come across – i.e. your image. How you project and appear to the public world, how the public views you. Essentially your outer appearance in public. It’s how you resonate to people. Some of the best leaders, public figures, artist, athletes, and politicians can be seen here depending on the zodiac sign and planet. This house also showcases your body stature, endurance, and external appearance. The first house is the initial impression that a person gives when we meet them.This is the part of you that people see first when they see you coming. first house is also the same as your rising sun.
Second House/Venus/Taurus: This house is about your material possessions and gains, what we value and what gives us comfort. This is the domain of property, possessions, self esteem, how you go about earning income, eating habits, dress sense, beauty etc. Some of the best singers and artists can be spotted in this house depending on the zodiac and planet. Also this house can signify your facial make-up (how pretty you are facially) since it is ruled by Venus the giver of beauty and charm. This house teaches us about the energetic connections between self esteem and money. This house describes the financial condition and situation of a person’s chart. Its also about what we hold dear and what we value.
Third House/Mercury/Gemini: This house governs short distance travel, grade school learning, relationships with younger siblings, cousins, and extended family (aunts, uncles, blood relatives). This is also about your communication style and your thinking process. This house also showcases how you communicate in your household, neighbourhood, local community, public and in a family setting. A lot of creativity in writing, journalism, visual and performing arts, theatre and design can be seen in here depending on the zodiac sign. Entertainment news, gossip bloggers, public relations, talk show host are seen in this house as well. As this house is all about communications it governs how we listen, talk and think, how we say things as well as why we say them. The sign on this house says a lot about how you sound when you speak. If Capricorn is in your third house you probably come across as learned, if Pisces is in your third house you are more intuitive, if Cancer is in your third house you will come across as caring and if Sagittarius is in your third house, you may some across flippant.
Fourth House/Moon/Cancer: This relates to your relationship in a household environment with your parents and family dynamic. Its about where you feel you belong, the people who feel like family to you, what type of house you will live in and how organized or unorganized your household is run. The moon rules this house so depending on the sign a person can be very chaotic or unstable depending on what planets are in this. The sign on the house goes a long way to showing what kind of family life you had in the past, what family life you have today, what sort of home you want to create, if there are family upsets and rifts to be healed. This house also denotes the womb and is about the past, the people with whom you shared your past and those who helped shape you. Its about instinct and where you feel safe.Fifth House/Sun/Leo: This is the house where you put your money and energy toward pleasure, happiness, joyous activities, creativity, and entertainment. Many actors, movie film stars, politicians, and sports stars can be found in this house depending on the zodiac sign and planet. This is the part of you that’s associated with romance, creativity and kids.This is where you express yourself and even take some personal risks. It’s the house of flirtation and good times. The sign on this house will show you how you have a good time. Casual relationships, sexual pleasures and one night stands can also be found here. It is all about love affairs too. Its about the chase and seduction, anything you love to do and about being creative. Our hobbies and creative pursuits also come under this house.
Sixth House/Mercury/Virgo: This is the house of health and psychological ways on how you go about looking after yourself. This is also about how you face adversity and deal with illness, death, sickness, and disease. This is where people in the healthcare/medical field are found and this also is the house of a persons body hygiene. People who are constantly ill can be found here as well. This house is also about you daily work, health and routines. This is all about the daily grind. This is where we do things for other people and perform our work duties. Its about your routines – whether its morning, evening or self care routines. This house shows you how well you look after yourself – whether its your physical health or mental health.
Seventh House/Venus/Libra: This house is about serving other people and about partnerships and relationships. It gives us insight on marriage, love, and relationships. This is also the house of business as well. Legal agreements are attributes to this house. Lawyers if aspected right can be found here since this house signifies balance. This is about the people in our lives – our lovers, exes, friends, foes and those people who have made an impact in our lives. This is how about how we relate to other people. This sign says a lot about the people we fall in love with. times people are involuntarily attracted to people whose horoscopes carry a strong emphasis of the sign in their seventh house, along with for women their natal Jupiter sign, and for men their natal Venus sign.
Eighth House/Pluto/Scorpio: This house deals with family in-laws, inheritances, taxes, debts owed to the government etc. This house is about shared finances, credit card debts, salaries and mortgages. The house also has an affinity to death and all things metaphysical. A persons sexual prowess and will power can also be found here. This house also rules sex. The eight house was once the house that dealt with death but now it is about death and rebirth. This is the house where the phoenix rises from the ashes. This is also the house of taboos – anything you don’t like to talk about eg sex or death is ruled by this house.
Ninth House/Jupiter/Sagittarius: This is the house of higher learning (masters and doctorate degrees), expansive knowledge, long distance travel, your religious beliefs, stereotypes we cultivate about various races, cultures, and religions. Teachings from your father, teachers, professors, or influential male figures/guru also reside here. Military people, socialist, religious leaders, politicians, political aficionado and radicals, and athletes can be seen from this house as well. This house governs travel, study, and the great cosmic quest to understand life and its mysteries. This house is associated with life philosophies.
Tenth House/Saturn/Capricorn: This house is of particular importance, because it signifies our choice of profession, will power, and our sense of calling. Its about your career ambitions and how we make our mark in the world. It also has a bearing on our general development, what we become in life and what our passion/goal is in our professional career field. This house also shows how we interact in work fields and environments with co-workers, colleagues, in professional settings and businesses. Public image, mass fame, and reputation are seen in here. This house is about what you came into this world to achieve and how you’re going to attempt to pull that off. This shows you how you’re going to make your mark and where you’ll stand in society.
Eleventh House/Uranus or Saturn/Aquarius: The is the house for friends, acquaintances, technology, and networking. Social media, friendships and our networking circle is found here. Also how we obtain financial gains are found here. This house and the planet that sits in it will determine how much money you will obtain in your lifetime. If badly aspected you can have a bad relationship with older siblings, not being able to maintain network connections or friendships, or not be able to obtain financial stability. This house governs friends, social circles and networks and what you’re wishing for. The kind of friend you are also shows up In this house. If you learn lots of life lessons, Saturn could rule your 11th house. If you adore your friends, then you may have Pisces in this house. When this house is triggered issues related to friends often come up.
Twelfth House/Neptune or Jupiter/Pisces: This is the house of our subconscious mind. It represents everything not physically seen – the connection to the unseen world. This is also where psychics, monks, and other highly spiritual people who connect to other realms are found. Astrologists say this house also represents hospitals, prisons, and psychiatric institutions. Some of the greatest fiction screen writers and novelist have their sun in this house. A persons deep and darkest secret bed pleasures and fetishes are found here. This is the house that guides how your withdraw, rest and retreat, It’s the place where we go refuel and get energy and positive emotions. This house is also about our fears and how we self sabotage.