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The Astrological Houses

THE HOUSES-


Our Worldly Environment

HOUSES ARE CIRCUMSTANCES, THE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH WHICH THE ENERGIES OPERATE. WHERE YOU DO IT.

AN EMPTY HOUSE SHOWS THE ABSENCE OF SERIOUS PROBLEMS THERE.

THE HOUSES WITH PLANETS IN THEM ARE MORE VITAL ISSUES IN THE LIFE.

FIRST HOUSE:

The personality, disposition, health, temperament, physical build, and appearance.
Represents the subject as he or she appears to others.
It has a bearing on manners, and forms of outward behavior.
A planet in the first house is very powerful in influence.
Its chief characteristic is action - destiny in the making.
Defines the personality, appearance, disposition, and manner -
Your Outlook on life.
The window through which you view the world.

SECOND HOUSE:

Possessions of all kinds, and attitude towards them;
worldly resources which support the physical body.
The sign on the cusp may indicate lucrative sources of income.
Signals feelings, especially in relationship to a planet in this house.
Peace of mind.
Manner in which person meets obligations.
Repository of the strongest desires.
That which the life is dedicated to redeem, therefore the house of values.
Earning and spending capacity.

THIRD HOUSE:

Family ties, siblings, school life, education, communications; letters; books.
Short journeys, cars, bicycles, public transport.
Speech.
The mind, and the relationship of the subject to his/her environment,
and his/her self-expression in daily life.
What you think.
Your ability to relate to the environment.
The synthesizing powers of the conscious mind.
Dexterity, duality, restlessness.
Writings, news, communications, rumors.
Memory, perception, and speech.
Taken for granted skills.

FOURTH HOUSE:

The beginning and end of life; the home, as a base.
Parents' attitudes and ability to fulfill their commitments.
Houses, land, and private life.
Your base of operations; in the outer world, your home.
In the inner world, your soul.
That which is hidden in the depths of the self.
Counsels person whether to stay or to leave the birth place.
Defines nature of one's residence.
End of matters. the latter part of life.
Real estate and property.
Focuses on the least prominent parent in the life.

FIFTH HOUSE:

Creativity, children; pleasures, holidays; enterprises and new undertakings.
Speculation, games of hazard, sport. love affairs, and the objects of instinctive affection
(pets, playmates, sweethearts).
If seriously afflicted, looseness of behaviour and self-indulgence can easily occur.
Self expression; any effort put forth to distinguish yourself from others -
the children you create, books you write, affection you display, anything that bears your personal stamp.
All emotional and romantic tendencies coming from the heart.
House of hidden karma: misuse of the will and the love principle.

SIXTH HOUSE:

Work; subordinates, health.
House of self adjustment.
House of work and of health.
Food, clothing, comforts and domestic pets.
Mental or physical conflicts resulting from the expression of the Ego.
House of services - portrays ones' capacity to serve,
as well as the character and qualities of those who serve them;
employees and dependents.

SEVENTH HOUSE:

Close relationships of emotional and business nature.
The sign on the cusp of this house often gives a good indication of the marriage partner.
The house of the not-self in opposition to the personal self.
The "we" consciousness.
Open adversaries.

EIGHTH HOUSE:

Legacies, shared feelings;
life force elements of sex, birth, and aging,
and attitudes towards death and the after-life.
Big business; stock exchange, insurance companies, crime.
House of generation (sex), degeneration, or regeneration.
Regeneration through enlargement of viewpoint, both spiritual and mental.
Rules the psychic levels (the astral plane).
People with planets here have often brought over a legacy of sensitivity to invisible currents.
If afflicted, may have misused psychic sensitivity in the past, especially Mars afflicted to Neptune.
Every operation here is a celestial messenger in disguise
and a challenge to penetrate this disguise and become the recipient of the blessings he bears.

NINTH HOUSE:

The educational and intellectual elements extended towards higher education,
study in depth of profound subjects, mental exploration;
long distance travel, foreigners; languages.
The ideals, conscious and dreams.
Realm of the superconscious mind and the deeply ingrained religious philosophy of the self.
Intuition, inspiration, spiritual visions.
Expansions of horizons both mental and spiritual.
House of the Spirit.
Probability of distant travel, timing, nature and results.
Worldwide contacts and mental adjustment to racial ideas.
With an author, his works from the standpoint of publication.

TENTH HOUSE:

Aspirations, ambitions, public standing.
All matters outside the home.
The career or profession and attainment in that field;
social status and responsiblities; a sense of discipline.
Matters affecting the outward appearance and personal image.
Amplifier of the personality as the public looks at him.

ELEVENTH HOUSE:

Friends and acquaintances; clubs and societies.
Objectives in life, the more detached contacts made in day to day affairs.
Intellectual pleasures.
Hopes, wishes, projects, and ambitions.
The ruler of this house and the planets in it are an index to their idea
of happiness and the probabilities of attaining it.
With an afflicted 11th house one has to work harder to attain satisfaction on the outer levels.
The 9th and 11th houses indicate higher levels of consciousness as to both mind and emotion.

TWELFTH HOUSE:

A need for seclusion; service to others - such as hospital visiting;
self sacrifice, often as a result of the partner's illness.
Escapism, the unconscious.
May be susceptible to drugs if many planets here.
The house of drawn shades: that which is hidden.
The subconscious attitudes that are carried over from the past.
House of self-undoing, frustration, limitation and confinement.
Also the house of Initiation and ultimate understanding.
Service or Suffering:
with planets in this house, it has to be a choice between the two.
House of charity; given or received.
House of Karma;
the law of cause and effect from which there is no escape without atonement
and attunement to that which is above and beyond the law: the grace of God.
Rules hospitals and institutions.

TRINITIES OF THE HOUSES:

TRINITY OF LIFE:

  • (1) BODY
  • (5) SOUL
  • (9) SPIRIT

TRINITY OF ASSOCIATIONS: RELATIONSHIPS

  • (3) SIBLINGS
  • (7) MARRIAGE, PARTNERS
  • (11) FRIENDS, ASSOCIATES, ADVISORS

TRINITY OF WEALTH: TEMPORAL OR POSSESSIVE HOUSES

  • (2) POSSESSIONS, PROPERTY, RESOURCES
  • (6) COMFORTS, FOOD, CLOTHING. SERVANTS, HEALTH
  • (10) HONOUR, PRESTIGE, CREDIT, BUSINESS OR PROFESSIONAL STANDING

TRINITY OF PSYCHISM

  • (4) THE ENVIRONMENT IN EACH EPOCH OF LIFE WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO OLD AGE
  • (8) THE INFLUENCE OF OTHERS UPON HIS ENVIRONMENT, ESPECIALLY IN DEATH.. INHERITANCE
  • (12) SERVICE TO THOSE LIMITED AND RESTRICTED OR SUFFERING DUE TO SELF-UNDOING. INFLUENCES THAT CAN RETARD OR ACCELERATE GROWTH.

MIDHEAVEN:

Has strong bearing on the outward expression of one's individuality, represents the ego. Important in career matters. The planets nearest the midheaven, east or west of it are the most elevated. These energies are very powerful factors in bringing a person to the attention of the world, particularly in the 10th house. Planet nearest the 10th house cusp is a clue to our real home (Edgar Cayce).