One way to determine the area of your life that astrology could impact is the house system. Based on your Rising Sign, this system divides the zodiac into 12 parts, each one corresponding with a different area of your life. The Ancients used equal slices, each one exactly corresponding to a different sign of the zodiac.
When you see a horoscope written for a Rising Sign, it’s based on this system! Every now and then I’ll reference the following symbols as shortcuts for the multiple things these different houses represent. Check out the list below to see which symbols I use to stand for each house meaning.