It is the most powerful house in your chart, it symbolizes you - your style, your disposition, and temperament. This is the house of your likes and dislikes. This house reveals both the way you present yourself and the way others see you. It often indicates your physical appearance, especially your head and facial features. Sometimes called the House of Self Interest, it reveals what you want in life and how you go about achieving it. The place in your chart at which this house begins is the most important point in a horoscope, for it determines where all the other houses will follow.
It indicates what you will own in life and what you will acquire, your income, and your financial prospects. This is the House of Moveable Possessions, the things that you physically take with you as you move throughout life. The Second house also shows how you feel about money and possessions, and gives a clue to the kinds of objects you like to surround yourself with. To a certain extent it can indicate your earning power and ability to handle money. It often shows what activities and projects may be lucrative source of income for you.
It relates to your immediate environment in three major areas: Self-expression, your family ties, and day-to-day travel. This house governs the way your think, speak and write. Logic, memory and mental skill are in its domain. The Third House often indicates what kind of early education you received, your ability to study and learn. Your relationship with siblings, relatives, and neighbors are part of this Houses influence. Short trips and the vehicles for this type of travel are governed by the Third house especially the travel you do for work or education.
This house governs your home life. It indicates the kind of home you had in childhood and your relationship with parents. What you have brought into this life from your ancestors, is in its domain. In the present, the Fourth House relates to the kind of home you make for yourself. Your current domestic affairs are under it influence, as are real estate holdings and the ownership of land. This house rules the kind of security you seek for old age. The Fourth House is one of the more mystical houses in your chart, for it represents what you keep protected and hidden from the rest of the world.
The Fifth house rules over everything you do for pleasure and to express yourself creatively. Your sexual nature (the most basic urge) is a part of its domain. Children and the joy you receive from them are governed by this house. It also relates to entertainments, holidays, amusements and the arts. It rules love affairs, new undertakings in life, speculation and gambles. It is the house that expresses your artistic talents as well as your ability to enjoy yourself in life. In childhood, pets and playmates are part of this house, for it controls all things to which you instinctively give affection. This is the house of your heart.
This house is often called the House of Service to Others, it indicates your need to help others and to be useful in the world. This House rules your relationship with the people you work with, and those that are subordinates, and your boss. The Sixth house also relates to your state of health, and especially applies to illness brought on by worry or emotional distress. This house often signifies whether you have a robust or delicate constitution and what kinds of diseases you may be subject to.
The Seventh house relates to the mate you choose in life. It often indicates what kind of marriage you will have, and whether you might divorce or remarry. This is your house of partnerships, not only in marriage but in work, business, legal matters and sometimes politics. It covers legal unions or contracts you enter into, and both sides of a dispute. The Seventh house concerns your ability to work well with others. Paradoxically, it also governs your adversaries in the business or corporate world. The Seventh house is where you blend your personality with others in order to pursue shared goals.
The Eighth house is one of the three mystical houses in your chart (the others are the 4th & 12th), and one of the most difficult to understand. Sometimes called the House of Spiritual Transfor- mation, it rules the life forces that surround sex, birth, death and the afterlife. It concerns legacies and what you inherit from the dead, both materially and spiritually. Money that belongs to your mate, taxes, and debt are also in this domain. The Eighth house may give some indication of the conditions surrounding your death, although the precise time always remains a mystery. Surgery is governed by this house since it relates to regeneration. This is the House of psychic powers and occult studies and knowledge.
This is the house of the higher mind. Study , travel and mental pursuits are expanded. Under its domain are higher education, philosophy and the in depth study of profound subjects. Long journeys of both, the mind and the physical body, are controlled by this house. It concerns actual travel to foreign lands and business in other countries. It governs the meeting of foreigners who expand your way of thinking, and also the study of languages. The Ninth house rules your public expression of ideas, and is the house of publishing and literary effort.
The Tenth House rules all matters outside the home - your profession, your status in the community, and your public reputation. It has been called the House of Ambition, Aspiration and Attainment. This House also can show in how much esteem you are held by others. The Tenth House reflects your power, position, and honors that you may achieve. It is an outward expression of your talents, the way you accept responsibility, the place you arrive at through your own efforts. This house has a great influence on your material success in life.
The Eleventh House has to do with long-term dreams and goals and with intellectual pleasures. This house governs your involvement with groups and organizations. The clubs, societies, or political associations you belong to are under its domain. This house often indicates the kinds of friends and acquaintances who can best further your interests and objectives in life. The Eleventh house reflects your ability to enjoy other people. On its highest level this house represents the harmonious working together of all people, each one doing what best expresses his or her individual personality. It is the House Of Idealism And Vision.
This is the most mystical house of the wheel. This is not a negative and gloomy place, but it does define the limitations placed on your life. It governs disappointments, accidents, trouble and self-defeat. It rules unseen forces, secret enemies, escapism, asylums, hospitals, and prisons. It has been called the House of Karma, the house of spiritual debt, for it contains the rewards and punishments for the deeds one commits in the world and the ability to discover ,at last, the meaning of life.