There are 12 astrological houses in an astrology birth chart and each represents a different part of your life or challenges that you may face along the way. The first house is always located at the position where an hour hand is at 9 o?clock on the face of a clock. Venus in the Houses. On this page, the placement of Venus in the twelve houses of the natal (birth) chart are interpreted. Don’t know the house position of your Venus? Find out how you can get your astrology chart positions free with our simple steps. The 12 Houses of astrology are symbolic of the all the departments that make up human life. The planets and zodiac signs will manifest themselves most strongly in the sphere of life represented by the House in which they fall on your chart (and also in the House which they rule; more on House Rulerships below). Birth Chart Interpretations. Here you will discover the individual meaning of each planet in each zodiac sign, and in each House. The birth chart interpretations found here are 'general interpretations' because you will find that, as you become more comfortable with astrology, you can add your own insight to these meanings.
1st House ? House of Self
The first house is also called the Ascendant, or Rising Sign. It depicts the sign that was over the horizon at the place and time of your birth. This sign directs your self-image, personality and how others perceive you. It also governs your behavior, temperament, appearance, ego and your outlook toward the world. This sign has an effect on any health issues you may have throughout your life. Note that some people may have the same ascendant sign as their sun sign. This makes them, for example, a double Pisces.
2nd House ? House of Possessions
The second house rules your core values and how you manage your finances. It also represents how you will value and earn money and just how important acquiring material possessions are to you. Your self-worth is also found here.
3rd House ? House of Communication
The third house deals with those who are close to you such as siblings, neighbors and schoolmates, especially those in your early school years. It also deals with your day-to-day activities, as well as with your environment, short trips, learning, using your communication skills and dealing with modern technology.?
4th House ? House of Home
The cusp of the fourth house is the Imum Coeli (IC), meaning ?lowest heaven? and is the lowest point on the chart located at 6 o?clock on the zodiac wheel. It is associated with your home environment, family members and the represents your mother (or in some interpretations, your father) and the influences she had on you in your early childhood.
It is also where the foundation is set for learning to deal with emotional issues later in life. The fourth house is a private place in which you can develop a sense of security.
5th House ? House of Creativity and Pleasure
The fifth house is where you have your fun. It rules creativity, self-expression and all forms of recreation and leisure pursuits. It relates to romantic relationships and love affairs, as well as to children. Gaming and gambling, even risky ventures show up here.
6th House ? House of Health and Service
The sixth house depicts your personal health, hygiene and service to others, including animals. Not to be confused with your career, it also pertains to work, such as daily chores and routines, along with any volunteer work. It is associated with your attitude toward co-workers, supervisors and subordinates. Steps that you take to improve your health such as diet and exercise programs are in this house. Your overall health status and illnesses are also found here.
7th House ? House of Partnerships
The cusp of the seventh house is the Descendant. It is positioned in the west at the time of your birth and located at the 3?oclock position on the zodiac wheel. Here you will find your serious and committed relationships, not to be confused with the 5th house and its romance and love affairs. This is the house of contracts and not just with your spouse. It includes business partnerships, legal transactions and all contracts. It also represents how you deal with your adversaries.
8th House ? House of Sexuality, Death and Rebirth
The eighth house represents sexuality and intimacy and your deeply committed relationships. It also deals with death and reincarnation. Keep in mind that death can be symbolic and not represent the actual passing of someone. However, in the case of a physical death, this is where you will find gifts or inheritance. It is the place for jointly held funds and finances. This house also holds matters dealing with the occult, psychic abilities and magic.
9th House ? House of Philosophy and Travel
Higher learning is the key to the ninth house. This house is associated with the development of your mind, including your spiritual learning, your belief systems and expanding your horizons. It relates to?? understanding philosophies, foreign countries, cultures, religion and politics. This house rules long-distance or foreign travel.
10th House ? House of Career
The cusp of the tenth house is the Medium Coeli (MC), meaning ?Midheaven? and is located at 12 o?clock on the zodiac wheel. The house contains your career, long-term career goals and how to focus on your career path and choose the proper one for you. It governs your reputation, achievements, accolades and recognition you may receive. It also describes how you relate to authority figures or how you handle yourself if you are in a position of authority over others. Taking responsibility for your actions is also a component in this house. What you have learned about yourself you will find here. This house represents your father (or in some interpretations, your mother) and the influences he had on you in your early childhood.
11th House ? House of Friendships
The eleventh house governs your friendships, individuals who are your protectors and organizations to which you belong. It describes the roles you play throughout your life ? as a parent, husband, wife or partner, child, friend or businessperson. This house represents your aspirations, hopes and your ability to achieve your desired level of happiness.
12th House ? House of Self-Undoing and Karma
The twelfth house contains many dark secrets that you have hidden from others. It contains hidden enemies. This is the house of prisons, psychiatric institutions and hospitals, which represents a confinement of some kind unbeknownst to others. This is a house in which you find self-indulgence, which could lead to substance abuse. After a period of long-suffering, spiritual motivation, enlightenment and miraculous healing are also found here.
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Astrology is infinite. Each of the 12 zodiac archetypes pop up in different areas of your life, which is where the astrological houses come to play… but what do houses mean in astrology, anyway? If you've ever seen your horoscope make obscure statements about 'the houses,' then you've probably skimmed over it feeling fairly confused. As a clairvoyant astrologer with a life-long passion for the cosmos, I, too, didn't understand at first. But now I'm here to help you out.
The astrological houses define the exact areas of your life your horoscope is referring to. For instance, each house represents something completely unique; they determine the different types of people, places, and life circumstances you encounter in this lifetime.
There are 12 signs in the zodiac, and there are 12 astrological houses. Starting with Aries and ending with Pisces, each astrological house features a celestial ambience, according to the order of the zodiac wheel. Want to interpret your own chart alongside this guide? All you need is an accurate time, date and location of birth: Pull up your birth chart here.
The first house is the house that governs your physical appearance, the image you portray, and the first impression you make on others. Here, the energy of the zodiac archetype also describes the way you start something new.
This is equivalent to your defense mechanisms and relationship with new environments, given that it is a mechanism of the ego and your surface self. Think about it: What’s the first sign of the zodiac? Aries' key phrase is 'I am,' which is precisely what the first house represents.
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.
What are your spending habits like? This area of the chart belongs to Venus-ruled Taurus, and its key phrase is “I have.” Your self-worth and self-esteem also come alive in this area of the chart.
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.
Ruled by Mercury-ruled Gemini, the third house also influences your voice via writing, speaking, media, or communication arts. Gemini’s key phrase is “I think.”
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.
This lunarly influence belongs to none other than sensitive Cancer; its key phrase is “I feel.”
The fifth house is the house of playfulness, joy, creativity, pleasure, and romance. This refers to your creative and spontaneous self-expression in all forms of play. What were you like as a child? What brings you joy?
Ruled by the ever-glowing sun, Leo is the ruler of the fifth house, and its key phrase is “I will.”
Governed by resourceful Virgo, the sixth house rules your day-to-day life. It also determines your level of mindfulness and problem-solving skills. This includes your daily responsibilities, health habits, and due diligence.
The sixth house also governs your domestic pets and your attitude toward routines, scheduling, and organization. After all, Virgo’s key phrase is “I analyze.”
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.
Venus-ruled Libra owns this area of your chart, and its key phrase is “I balance.”
The eighth house is commonly referred to as the house of death, in both the literal and figurative sense. For instance, an orgasm is a kind of miniature death; this house governs sexuality. It also revolves around rebirth, crisis and change, addiction, transformation, regeneration, and your attitudes toward these things.
It also rules over your relationship to other people's money — the money you may be granted after someone dies, your partner's money, and the money you owe to others (i.e. your debts and your taxes).
This area of the chart belongs to Pluto-ruled Scorpio, and its key phrase is “I desire.”
The ninth house is the house that rules your higher learning, including your spiritual understanding, expansion of your belief systems and personal philosophies. Governed by Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius, it also revolves around long-distance travel, foreign languages, cultures, publishing, and commerce.
Adventurous with a sparkling optimistic personality, Sagittarius’ key phrase is “I see.” Anything’s possible in this area of your chart, which is so typical of Sagittarius.
The 10th house governs your career, your achievements in society, the areas of life where you carve out a name for yourself and make something of your life. It covers fame, material success, and your desire for achievement in general.
Also known as the house of 'fame and honors,' this house rules your relationship to authority (including your father figures and your government) and your relationship to success and achievement.
Governed by Saturn-ruled Capricorn, the key phrase for this house is “I use.”
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.
Governed by Uranus-ruled Aquarius, the 11th house also revolves around your teams, tribes, friendship groups and extended network. Aquarius’ key phrase is “I know.”
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.
Governed by Neptune-ruled Pisces, this area of the chart can also determine hidden strengths and weaknesses. Pisces’ key phrase is “I believe.”