For many of us, astrology means flicking to the page of the latest newspaper or magazine, reading our daily horoscopes, and wondering how the day will pan out. Will that lotto win happen, or will I finally bump into my future partner? But astrology is actually a rather complex subject.
As well as there being twelve zodiac signs in astrology, there are also twelve houses, with each house representing an essential part of our life.
Every one of us will have an individual chart at birth. This represents where the planets were situated and housed at the particular time of our delivery. If you are fortunate enough to know the precise time you were born, the location of the planets in your chart will act as your very own crystal ball; however, if, like me, you are unaware of your birth time, don't worry, it's simply not meant to be, and life is clearly meant to be a rollercoaster of surprises😉. Although it won't be as informed, you will still get a pretty accurate glimpse into your life, which is pretty cool.
Below is a brief description of each house and what they represent. If you are interested in checking out your natal / birth chart, follow the link below, which will take you to a lovely website where you can print off your very own chart for free.
The First House
The First House is literally what it says it is. This indicates the first of everything, first impressions, what people see, the image we give, how we conduct ourselves, our appearance, leadership, and new beginnings. Traditionally ruled by Aries and associated with the planet Mars, the First House plays a significant role in your life.
The Second House
The Second House represents what belongs to us, what we own. Known as the house of possessions, this house isn't all about material items such as homes, cars, jewelry, and clothes. Instead, the second house allows us to value what we own deep within, our emotions, feelings, and values. Material items are lovely, but inner peace is more admirable.
The Second House is traditionally ruled by Taurus and associated with the planet Venus.
The Third House
The Third House represents knowledge, communication, short journeys, siblings, and neighborhoods. This house gives us the opportunities to learn new things that may help us along our path, problem-solving, how we process things, and communicating with not just others but also how we communicate with ourselves. Traditionally ruled by Gemini and associated with the planet Mercury.
The Fourth House
The House of family, home, foundations, and roots. The Fourth House may have two separate meanings. Some may view this as our home life, parents, family, children being around those we love who keep us grounded, happy, and content. Yet some may view the Fourth House as the home within our DNA, history, traditions, and beliefs, understanding who we truly are. Traditionally ruled by Cancer and associated with the Moon.
The Fifth House
The Fifth House is an essential part of one's chart. It represents the things that make us happy and make us feel good, such as romance and creative things we are proud of. Those achievements in life may seem tiny to some but to us mean the world. Traditionally ruled by Leo and associated with the Sun.
The Sixth House
The Sixth House represents work, health, matters to do with wellbeing and fitness. This house helps us become aware of how we look after our bodies. Are we healthy, or could we do more? Work, working environments, and colleagues fall under this category. Do we find pleasure and fulfillment in our work? The Sixth House is also linked to our daily life and routines, even the mundane things like listening to the morning news. Traditionally ruled by Virgo and associated with the planet Mercury.
The Seventh House
The Seventh House is the house of partnerships, lifelong partners, significant others, friends, family members or business partners, the people we may have an emotional response to, the people who are compatible with us, and who we want in our lives. The people who may seem indifferent to us will most likely not be found in this house as they are not important enough. Traditionally ruled by Libra and associated with the planet Venus.
The Eighth House
The Eighth House is known as the house of sexuality, transformations, death, and rebirth. This area of life contains all that will transform and change us. A beautiful quote comes to mind regarding this house - " life is like a book, some chapters are sad, some are happy, and some are exciting, but if you never turn the page, you will never know what the next chapter has install." Traditionally ruled by Scorpio and associated with Mars and Pluto.
The Ninth House
The Ninth House is all about how we view the world. Broadening our horizons spiritually, academically, and through travel / long journeys. Finding the truth in our beliefs, remaining humble, and understanding the valuable lessons currently learned. Traditionally ruled by Sagittarius and associated with the planet Jupiter.
The Tenth House
The Tenth House relates to achievements. For some, this may be in our career or how we are viewed in the outside world. Our dreams or achievements may not be as grand as some remarkable achievements recorded throughout history; however, no matter how big or small, the Tenth House will help highlight and guide us to achieve them. Traditionally ruled by Capricorn and associated with the planet Saturn.
The Eleventh House
The Eleventh House is the house of our destiny. Our hopes and dreams, callings, and opportunities being turned into reality, a beautiful, unexpected gift from the universe. The Eleventh House also represents friendships. How do our friends view us? How do we view them? Traditionally ruled by Aquarius and associated with the planets Saturn and Uranus.
The Twelfth House
The Twelfth House is the house known as the subconscious, where we hold onto memories and experiences from both past and current lives. The house of successes and failures, managing them and allowing one to see their strengths and weaknesses. Traditionally ruled by Pisces and associated with the planets Jupiter and Neptune.
Sending Love & Light
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