The Houses – Astrological Sign Posts
The First House
The energy of Aries fills this house.
The ruler is Mars.
Self expression is learned and perfected in this house. Within the many rooms of this house, one finds their ability to express the self, develop the ego and initiate the true sense of purpose to the outer world. Physical aphorisms both inherited and learned through the interaction with others demonstrate here. The ascendant is the gateway to the first house. The natural self surveys and integrates all energies that move through this house to create identity.
The Second House
The energy of Taurus fills this house.
The ruler is Venus.
Practical means of self-expression find their home here. Resources, both material and artistic are found here. The sense of values and what one holds dear is experienced first through learned support and then through acquisition. Physical reward is sought and found within this house. The sign of the second house cusp is the gateway to discover one’s inner resources and reserves.
The Third House
The energy of Gemini fills this house.
The ruler is Mercury.
Communication on a day to day basis is learned within this house. Reading, writing, speaking and sounds of silence are experienced here… Brothers, sisters, neighbors and the schoolroom influence these lessons in young life. The desire to seek and find information and interaction is felt here. Close friends that form new thought and create greater curiosity are frequent visitors to this house. The sign of the third house cusp is the gateway to all forms of communication and the discovery of the sound silence. Data is collected here and stored for future use.
The Fourth House
The energy of Cancer fills this house.
The ruler is the Moon.
The comforts or discomforts of home are experienced in this house. Here, emotions wander through the hallways, and create memories that one identifies with their childhood. Securities and insecurities lurk in the corners and the basis of our emotional make-up is formed here. The gateway of the fourth house is that sign which stands at the cusp. It is through this gateway that we find our way back to the inner child for new birth.
The Fifth House
The energy of Leo fills this house.
The ruler is the Sun.
The atmosphere of creativity abounds here! Self expression in the form of acting out one’s drama as an emanating force is experienced here. Recreation and procreation manifest here also. The acts of many plays in life originate in this house. the sign on the cusp of the fifth house is the gateway to the stage on which we act out our destiny and display it creatively for others. The playfulness of the human heart is demonstrated here.
The Sixth House
The energy of Virgo fills this house.
The ruler is Mercury.
Mental energy finds purpose in this house. Information is analyzed and integrated here. The business of perfecting and discerning knowledge for practical purpose buzzes in every room. The healthiness of ideas are considered here. Knowledge is assimilated and corrections are made… in body, mind and spirit. The sign on the cusp of the sixth house is a gateway to healing and integrating our learning experiences toward new growth and realization. Both our inner teacher and our inner healer, haunt the halls.
The Seventh House
The energy of Libra fills this house.
The ruler is Venus.
Love expression converts from the “I” to the “we” within these walls. The desire to balance opposites and be attracted to those energies different from ourselves is born here. Closest friends, lovers and open enemies join us here. The balancing of the scales of justice in our relationships and the accord of the mind and heart find expression here. The sign at the cusp of the seventh house is the gateway to relationships that serve our higher purpose… but not always our daily needs. It is within this courtyard that we learn to love our enemies and find true friends.
The Eighth House
The energy of Scorpio fills this house.
Both Mars and Pluto rule here.
The subtle transformation of our psychology emerges here. Within these walls, we come face to face with our irrational fears and phobias. Our secrets, our privacy, our concepts and deeper feelings regarding sex, death and regeneration are stored here. The greater mysteries vibrate in the confines of this house. The sign at the cusp of this house, guards the gateway to rediscovery of our own psychology in the silence.
The Ninth House
The energy of Sagittarius fills this house.
Jupiter rules this house.
This is the house of expansion. We expand our consciousness, our minds and our experiences through this great estate! The awareness of our world, our universe, our God increases as we absorb the energies in this house. Our concept of abundance is born here and evolves to a higher level. The sign that lies at the cusp of this house typifies our great teacher. It is through this gateway that we experience the view of heaven.
The Tenth House
The energy of Capricorn fills this house.
The ruler is Saturn.
This house is the manifestation and foundation that we create through our knowledge and enlightenment. It is the tried and true structures of our survival and existence. Here our aspirations find solid purpose and fulfillment. Organization, government and institutions of higher learning are born here. The sign at the cusp of this house is our inner disciplinarian and the respect we feel for those who have much to teach us. As we wander the grounds here, we find the will of the Father reflected in our highest aspirations.
The Eleventh House
The energy of Aquarius fills this house.
The ruler is Uranus.
Within this house we find the courage to challenge authority and find a better way. Clubs, groups, associations and lobbyists meet within this house. Innovation and revelation for the future is considered here. Glimpses of the future of what man can become are seen through every window. The sign at the cusp of this house typifies our greatest hopes for humanity. it indicates our readiness to become involved in any crusade.
The Twelfth House
The energy of Pisces fills this house.
Both Jupiter and Neptune rule here.
Within this house, one discovers all things unseen! Artistic inspiration, the macrocosm, faith and the energies that perpetuate our universe are found contained therein. Psychic intuition, dreams and signs that lead the way to our destiny adorn the walls of this house. The sign that guards the cusp of this house, typifies our conscience and our imagination. Within this house, one can experience the greatest peace, or the greatest turmoil.