Absolute Astro

Astrology 101: The Houses

To recap, each HOUSE represents different areas of your life, for instance the second house concerns values on both a moral and material level, while the seventh house is the area associated with relationships. It shows where these urges are being expressed.

THE FIRST HOUSE
Personality, physical appearance, health and vitality, how we approach life. Those with Venus, the planet of beauty and harmony, in the first house are often very beautiful to look at. Those with Jupiter, the planet of abundance, in the first house have larger-than-life personalities and are sometimes physically big.

THE SECOND HOUSE
Values, self-worth, possessions, finances, what we need in order to feel secure. If you have Libra here it's likely relationships are what makes you feel secure. Gemini here derives a sense of self-worth through the attainment of knowledge.

THE THIRD HOUSE
Relates to mental faculties, how we communicate, short journeys and relationships with siblings. An air sign here indicates an intellectual, spritely mind whereas someone with a water sign here would possess more intuitive thought processes.

THE FOURTH HOUSE
The home and how we behave in our home environment (private domain), family, ancestry, origins, childhood experience. Uranus here would indicate an unusual childhood or unconventional parenting. Mars here may indicate many moves or a tempestuous childhood.

THE FIFTH HOUSE
Children and our relationship with them, creative expression, romance and love affairs. Neptune here indicates a high level of creativity and a very active imagination.  Mars here would also indicate a highly creative person that is insatiable when it comes to getting plenty of the good stuff.

THE SIXTH HOUSE
Health, diet, work, relationships with co-workers, approach to everyday rituals. Those with the moon here are often extremely fussy eaters (the planet of nourishment in the house of health) but born Florence Nightingales.

THE SEVENTH HOUSE
How we approach and behave in relationships, romantic, business and platonic. Those with Sagittarius here are likely to be drawn to lovers from a foreign country, Aquarius here needs a lot of freedom, Taurus will be traditional and slightly possessive.

THE EIGHTH HOUSE
Personal growth through birth death and sex; other people's money, inheritance and all things taboo. Those with Venus or the sun here are normally quite obsessed with the occult and mysteries as well as being mysterious themselves. Jupiter here can indicate a windfall, heritance or making a living from others people's money i.e accountant, investment banker.

THE NINTH HOUSE
Long journeys, religious beliefs, spiritual growth, search for truth, higher learning, philosophy and teaching. Venus here indicates a bit of a fetish for exotic people, cultures, food and travel. Mercury here indicates someone with a great thirst for knowledge.

THE TENTH HOUSE
How we like to be seen, career, approach to work, how we react to authoritative figures. Virgo here shows someone with a great work ethic and high expectations of those around them. Neptune here shows working in a highly creative way or atmosphere.

THE ELEVENTH HOUSE
Altruism, innovative ideas, friends as well as the way we participate in group activities and the community as a whole. The sun here shows a strong passion for justice when it comes to humanitarian rights. Jupiter here indicates an abundance of friends or over-extending and triple-booking yourself with social engagements.

THE TWELFTH HOUSE Spirituality; hidden enemies; institutions (prisons, hospitals, etc.); solitude, karma and the collective unconsciousness. Neptune or the moon here shows an extremely sensitive soul with strong receptiveness and even psychic intuition. The sun here would give you a ‘not of this world’ feeling, i.e. doing the something as simple as banking could be very taxing. Also very susceptible to psychic vampires. aa

On to Section 4: The Elements