In the Birth Chart, there are 12 houses. At the time when you were born, the planets were all in specific signs and houses. When planets visit a house, they light up that part of your chart and energize that house’s traits. Each house is associated with a set of traits, beginning from the self, and expanding outward into society and beyond. We can study the houses to predict which parts of your life will come into focus, and where you can take the best possible action. Every house has a sign so to learn more about a house, we must know about the sign that’s associated with it.
The first six houses are known as the “personal houses,” while the last six houses are known as the “interpersonal houses.”
1. First House (Aries): Self (ruled by Mars)
The first house in the birth chart is the house that governs your physical appearance, the image you portray, and the first impression you make on others. By looking at the zodiac sign associated with your 1st house or any planetary action going on in this house, you can see how your spirit and moods may be affected and what kind of energy you’re giving off. The 1st House of Self is a general representation of what makes you. This house’s key phrase is “I am”.
2. Second House (Taurus): Material values and security (ruled by Venus)
If you’re curious where your approach to money comes from, take a look at your 2nd house because this is the house of money and material possessions. This includes your finances, personal belongings, and your relationship to the gifts you possess, both physically and spiritually as well as your spending habits. Your self-worth and self-esteem also come alive in this area of the chart.
This house’s key phrase is “I have.”
3. Third House (Gemini): Learning and communication (ruled by Mercury)
The third house governs your thinking process, style of communicating, and cognitive functioning. It also determines the energy of your general exchanges, along with your immediate environment. This includes your siblings, cousins, neighbors, and early education. Understanding your 3rd House of Communication will shed a light on how you interact with others, how effective you are at communicating, and where you are mentally at any given moment. The third house also influences your voice via writing, speaking, media, or communication arts. This house’s key phrase is “I think.”
4. Fourth House (Cancer): Homelife and the base of operations (ruled by the Moon)
The fourth house rules the home within you and the one you grew up in. Governed by Mother Moon, this area of the chart can determine your roots, sense of security, and emotional foundation. This house also revolves around your connection to the past along with your ancestry line. Looking deeper into this area of your birth chart will give you a better understanding of your feelings about your childhood, ancestral roots, maternal influences, comfort, and living arrangements. Your 4th House of Security can explain everything from why you decorated your home a certain way to why you seek comfort from a particular person, place, or thing. This house’s key phrase is “I feel.”
5. Fifth House (Leo): Recreation, romance, and creativity (ruled by the Sun)
The fifth house governs self-expression, drama, creativity, color, attention, romance, fun, and play. This refers to your creative and spontaneous self-expression in all forms of play. Studying what’s happening in your 5th House of Pleasure will make you more aware of how you show love, how you express yourself, and your ability to take risks. This house also relates to the children in your life and your relationship with them. Understanding your 5th house can help you get your ideas across more effectively, become a better lover, and live with a lighter, happier heart.
This house’s key phrase is “I will.”
6. Sixth House(Virgo): The work environment, duties, and health (ruled by Mercury)
The Sixth House of your birth chart is all about your daily life, including your job, health habits, acts of service, and daily routine. It also determines your level of mindfulness and problem-solving skills. By looking at what was or is currently happening in your 6th house, you can stay on top of changes in the workplace or health concerns you should be paying attention to. Learning more about these areas of your life will help you have more control and realize how to take proper care of your physical and mental health for a lifetime. This house’s key phrase is “I analyze.”
7. Seventh House(Libra): Relationships, partnerships, and marriage (ruled by Venus)
The seventh house revolves around partnership: marriage, business partnerships, domestic partnerships, soulmates, and your attitude towards these unions. It also governs your open enemies. Compromises, contracts, and mediators like lawyers also fall under this house. The 7th house encompasses your approach to long-term relationships and how you maintain them. Tracking what is happening in this house can not only show you where your reservations about trust and love come from or why you find certain people or personalities attractive but can also make you aware of big changes coming to your love life so you can be prepared. This house phrase is “I balance.”
8 Eighth House(Scorpio): Meeting needs, life secrets, and joint resources (ruled by Pluto)
The eighth house is a mysterious sector that rules birth, death, sex, transformation, mysteries, merged energies, and bonding at the deepest level. The eighth house also rules other people’s property and money. It also rules over your relationship with other people’s money — the money you may be granted after someone dies, your partner’s money, and the money you owe to others. Studying the 8th House of your birth chart will help how you get close to others and what you’re willing to sacrifice for the sake of deeper connections. This house’s key phrase is “I desire.”
9. Ninth House(Sagittarius): Travel, higher learning, and philosophy of life (ruled by Jupiter)
This house is all about the things that expand your mind and your life, like faraway travel, higher education, and philosophy. If you’re eager to learn about a variety of subjects and interested in exploring other cultures or religions, then you likely have some serious activity going on in your 9th House of Expansion. When you understand what’s happening in your 9th house you can pinpoint and take advantage of important opportunities for education and travel that will help you lead a more fulfilling life. This house’s key phrase is “I see.”
10. Tenth House (Capricorn): The career, prestige, and reputation (ruled by Saturn)
The tenth house is at the very top and most public part of the chart. The tenth house governs structures, corporations, tradition, public image, fame, honors, achievements, awards, boundaries, rules, discipline, authority, fathers, and fatherhood. The cusp, or border, of the tenth house, is also called the midheaven, your relationship to success and achievement and it clues astrologers into your career path. Also known as the house of “fame and honors,”. This house’s key phrase is “I use.”
11. Eleventh House (Aquarius): Friendships, associations, ideals, and causes (ruled by Uranus)
The 11th house governs your personal goals and the areas of your life that fall under the umbrella of your wishes, your hopes, your true inner purpose, and your sense of community. The eleventh house rules teams, friendships, groups, society, technology, video and electronic media, networking, social justice, rebellion, and humanitarian causes. It also rules originality, eccentricity, sudden events, surprises, invention, astronomy, science fiction, and all things futuristic This house’s key phrase is “I know.”
12. Twelveth House (Pisces): The subconscious, psychological issues, and secrets (ruled by Neptune)
The 12th house is the house that rules your secrets, the parts of you that are hidden — your subconscious, your actual dreams, and nightmares. It governs your karma, your self-undoing, and the soul growth that results from our undoing. The Zodiac completes with the twelfth and final house, which rules endings. This house covers the final stages of a project, tying up loose ends, completions, the afterlife, old age, and surrender. It’s also associated with separation from society, institutions, hospitals, jails, hidden agendas, and secret enemies. And it rules the imagination, creativity, arts, film, dance, poetry, journals, and the subconscious mind. This house’s key phrase is “I believe.”
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