Houses in Astrology
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.
|1st House: Self (Body and Mind), Beginnings|
|2nd House: Resources, Finances, Possessions|
|3rd House: Communication, Learning, Siblings|
|4th House: Family, Parents, Home|
|5th House: Children, Creative Projects, Recreation|
|6th House: Physical Health, Labor/Work, Coworkers|
|7th House: Close Partners (Romantic or Business)|
|8th House: Managing Shared Resources, Debt|
|9th House: Higher Education, Travel, Expanding Beliefs|
|10th House: Career, Public Life|
|11th House: Friends, Social Networks or Groups|
|12th House: Hidden, Lost, or Trapped people or things, Spirituality, Endings|