What are those houses anyways?
In astrology, the term "houses" refers to the twelve sectors of the sky that are divided by the ecliptic, the path that the Sun appears to take through the sky over the course of a year. These twelve houses are numbered from the eastern horizon, with the first house starting at the point of the horizon directly opposite the Sun.
Each of the twelve houses represents a different area of life, and the position and condition of the planets in the houses can indicate the potential influences and experiences that a person may have in that area. For example, the first house represents the self, the second house represents material possessions and financial matters, and the third house represents communication and immediate surroundings.
In a natal chart, the houses are calculated based on the date, time, and place of birth, and they are used to provide insight into a person's personality, relationships, career, and life path. The signs that occupy each house can also provide additional information about the qualities and energies associated with that house.
The houses are an important concept in astrology, as they provide a framework for understanding the influences and experiences that shape a person's life. By examining the positions of the planets in the houses of a natal chart, astrologers can gain insight into a person's strengths, challenges, and areas of potential growth.
1st House: The self, physical appearance, first impressions
2nd House: Material possessions, financial matters, values
3rd House: Communication, siblings, immediate surroundings
4th House: Home, family, roots, sense of security
5th House: Creativity, self-expression, children
6th House: Health, daily routine, work
7th House: Marriage, partnerships, relationships
8th House: Sex, intimacy, transformation, other people's resources
9th House: Travel, higher education, philosophy, spirituality
10th House: Career, reputation, authority figures
11th House: Friends, group affiliations, hopes, dreams
12th House: Hidden enemies, self-undoing, spirituality, isolation
We will begin this discussion on Astrology looking into what the houses are and what they mean. We will continue the blog starting with the 1st house and its various interpretations.
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Danny is the co-owner of Soul and Synergy, LLC with his husband Terry in Eau Claire Wisconsin and editor of The Divination Society blog and journal. As an accomplished Tarot Card reader, Danny oversees the divination services in the store. Danny has a bachelors degree in Clinical Laboratory Science and a master's in Business Administration. Danny is also a certified Reiki Master and an ordained minister through the Universal Life Church. As an instructor for Basic Tarot and an Advanced Masterclass in Tarot, Danny's passion is teaching others about the value of learning about divination in its many forms.