Astrology and the Astrological Houses
An Astrology Chart is divided into twelve sections which are referred to as the Astrological houses. Each house is related to a Zodiac Sign and is concerned with a different area of your life. Observe the Zodiac Sign glyph and house number on the Natural Chart below.
The houses are grouped into 3 main categories.
Starting at the Ascendant, the Astrological houses are counted counter-clockwise one through twelve.
House 1 Angular Rising Sign / Ascendant
Natural Sign-Aries Natural Planetary ruler-Mars
The 1st house is the house of Self (Identity). It takes part in your appearance and outward personality, going as far as influencing physical characteristics and possible health concerns.
To learn more about your Ascendant read: Rising Signs The Ascendant in Astrology
House 2 Succedent
Natural Sign-Taurus..........................Natural Planetary ruler-Venus
The 2nd house is the house of Material Possessions. It deals with your money, investments, possessions, self worth, as well as your inner resources.
House 3 Cadent
Natural Sign-Gemini..........................Natural Planetary ruler-Mercury
The 3rd house is the house of Communications. This house deals with all forms of communication, transportation, local travel, early education, your conscious mind and your siblings.
House 4 Angular Imum Coeli (I.C.)
Natural Sign-Cancer..........................Natural Planetary ruler-Moon
The 4th house is the house of Domestic Affairs. It deals with your home and real estate in general. It also deals with a parent (usually the Mother), genealogy, your early years, as well as the latter part of life.
House 5 Succedent
Natural Sign-Leo ..Natural Planetary ruler-Sun
The 5th house is the house of Pleasure. It deals with children, romance, fun, speculation, hobbies, vacations, and all forms of creative abilities.
House 6 Cadent
Natural Sign-Virgo ..Natural Planetary ruler-Mercury
The 6th house is the house of Health and Service. It deals with your health, work, and service to others, your daily routines, small pets, and your habits.
House 7 Angular Descendant
Natural Sign-Libra ..Natural Planetary ruler-Venus
The 7th house is the house of Partnerships. It deals with all forms of associations such as: marriage partnerships, business partnerships, divorce, open enemies, the public in general, law courts and grandparents.
House 8 Succedent
Natural Sign-Scorpio ..Natural Planetary ruler-Pluto
The 8th house is the house of Others Resources. It deals with taxes, wills and estates, inheritances, alimony, hidden assets, insurance. This house also deals with sex, investigations, occult, physical and psychological regeneration and death.
House 9 Cadent
Natural Sign-Sagittarius ..Natural Planetary ruler-Jupiter
The 9th house is the house of Higher Mind. It deals with all forms of higher learning, philosophy, religion, law, publishing, long distance travel, foreign countries and in-laws.
House 10 Angular - Midheaven
Natural Sign-Capricorn ..Natural Planetary ruler-Saturn
The 10th house is the house of Career and Public Image. It deals with your profession and reputation. It also deals with the government and all people who may have authority over you, as well as the other parent (usually the Father).
House 11 Succedent
Natural Sign-Aquarius ..Natural Planetary ruler-Uranus
The 11th house is the house of Social Activities. It deals with friendships, acquaintances, hopes, wishes, money obtained from career, step-children, adopted children, clubs and groups you belong to, humanitarian interests, as well as situations or circumstances that are out of your control.
House 12 Cadent
Natural Sign-Pisces ..Natural Planetary ruler-Neptune
The 12th house is the house of Illusion. It deals with dreams, hidden resources or talents, psychic phenomena, clandestine affairs, hidden enemies, and addictions.