This category is all about the 12 houses in Astrology: what they represent in a natal chart, what their planet and sign rulers are and other generalities.

The 6th House in Astrology

The 6th House in Astrology

The 6th house of a natal chart is a cadent one and is traditionally ruled by Virgo sign and planet Mercury. The general life areas that the house refers to are job and service, health and personal hygiene, pets, daily routines, and responsibilities. The house reveals the individual’s type of work, but not his career. The jobs signified in the 6th house are those that he actually has to do, no matter if he likes them or chooses them as a life path. When adverse aspects are applying to planets present in the house, the native is usually forced by life and circumstances to get involved in such occupations. The 6th house is service towards others, but also signifies the individual’s servants too. Thus, his employees and his relationship with…

The 5th house in Astrology

The 5th House in Astrology

The 5th house is a succedent one, and has Leo as its natural ruler sign and the Sun as the planetary ruler. The house is responsible for pleasure, love, and entertainment; all those shiny little moments, things and circumstances that make the native’s reality beautiful. It is a rather vital house for one’s everyday reality, where the presence of nearly any planet is positively affecting the native’s life. The fifth house is how one expresses himself, and signifies his personal road towards happiness. The house is all about how the individual has fun; this includes all forms of gaming and hobbies. Both athletic activities and recreational games are represented here, while also their bad qualities such as gambling and financial speculation. The fifth house is ruling creativity and pursuits and…

The 4th House in Astrology

The 4th House in Astrology

The 4th house in astrology is an angular one, and rules everything that has to do with the person’s foundations. The home, the family, the roots and ancestors are all ruled by this night-time house. When a planet is positioned inside the house, it is located at the zenith (also called Imum Coeli or I.C.) of the ecliptic, and respectively the Sun is to be found there when the person is born at midnight. All matters that have to do with domestic issues, the native’s property and real estate, land, houses or even subterranean places are expressed through this part of the zodiac. The natural ruler sign of the house is Cancer, and of course the Moon. The roots of the native’s family and origin are here. The grandparents, the…

The 3rd House in Astrology

The 3rd House in Astrology

The 3rd house of a natal chart is a cadent one, traditionally ruled by Gemini and its ruling planet Mercury. It is considered to be the house of intellect and of all low-level knowledge that a native obtains in his life. In addition, it rules brothers, sisters, and relatives, while also everyone else that is close to the native such as neighbors. Communication, transport, and skills are also represented in this specific part of the natal chart. Having Mercury as its ruling planet, the third house is responsible for communication. Thus, the house includes both the actions the individual does to communicate and the devices he uses. Telephones, letters, small walks to see a friend nearby are all subjects of the 3rd house. The TV, radios, and newspapers are also…

The 2nd House in Astrology

The 2nd House in Astrology

The 2nd house, also called House of Value, is all about possessions, money, material things that the native own, gain and expenditures. It signifies the way someone draws money towards him (or repels it), while also the way he chooses to spend them. His values on ownership are also being expressed, as long as his value system. It is a succedent house, traditionally ruled by Taurus and its ruling planet Venus respectively. More specifically, the 2nd house is ruling everything that involves the financial standing of the native. Movable property falls into this category, while houses and land are ruled by other houses. The house does not only express the personal assets of the chart owner, but also his feelings towards them. After all, many times the feelings towards material…

The 1st House in Astrology

The 1st House in Astrology

The 1st house of the natal chart is considered an angular house and is traditionally ruled by Aries and Mars. It is located on the east (left) side of the chart and its cusp is called the Ascendant of the natal chart. The sign in which the Ascendant is located is called the rising sign because at the moment of birth it rises on the eastern horizon. The 1st house is also called the sign of the self. It signifies what someone IS. This means, that the body, the mind and the behavior of the native are largely influenced by this house and any planet or mathematical point that is positioned inside it. Everything that has to do with appearance falls under the rulership of this house. The areas close…