How To Know Your House In Astrology

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The 12 Houses of astrology are arranged on a circle-shaped chart, or wheel.

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Do not confuse the wheel of Houses with the zodiac wheel. They are 2 different wheels.

  1. The zodiac wheel is based on the sun’s apparent yearly rotation about our Earth, along the ecliptic.
  2. The wheel of Houses is based on our Earth’s 24-hour rotation about its own axis.

The 2 wheels join together at points derived by calculations involving your exact birth time and astronomical birth coordinates.

Then, the planets are described in 2 ways: as being in a zodiac sign, and also as being in a House.

For example, two people may both have a Libra Sun sign, but one may have the Libra Sun in his 12th House, while the other may have his Libra Sun in his 1st house. This could make for two very different types of people.

(Another reason why the popular daily Sun Sign Horoscopes are a bunch of silliness: they are written assuming everyone has their Sun in the 1st House.)

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).

Remember, the houses are not “energies” like the elements or planets, nor do they color the expression of energies like the zodiac signs do. The houses are WHERE these energies are most likely to manifest. The houses are the fields of experience, not the experience themselves.

Notice how the order of the Houses follows the developmental path of a human’s life, from the original impulse of individual being (1st house), to learning what is “mine” and how to use what one owns (2nd house), to learning how to communicate within the limitations set by our environment (3rd house), etc. The following description of the Houses are short and topical, directed at beginners.

The most important houses are the 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th houses. These are called the 'angular houses' because their cusps coincide with the 4 special angles: ascendant, I.C., descendant, and M.C. Planets in the angular houses will influence you the most.

The first House is the House of self. This includes self-awareness, the physical body, personality, appearance, personal views on life, self-identity, self-image, early environment, and beginnings; how we initiate, how we’re impulsive. Any planets in this house will greatly influence your personality and how others perceive you.

The second House refers to your own money and possessions, what you value, your hidden talents, sense of self-worth, self-esteem (how you value yourself, instead of describing your personality as in the 1st House). Possessions include anything a person owns (except the house/home which is ruled by the 4th House): cars, furniture, clothing, moveable property, investments and securities, etc. The 2nd house specifies how you gain and spend your own money (as opposed to other's money in the 8th house), your attitude towards wealth and material possessions, and your potential for accumulating it/them.

The third House is that of communication, which by extension includes one's immediate environment: siblings, neighbors, short journeys, and all forms of transportation. The 3rd house also includes the intellect, the lower mind (details and small bits of information as opposed to the higher mind in 9th house), thinking patterns, and early education (before college). Communication includes messages, deliveries, gossip, phone calls, visits, reading and writing.

The fourth House refers to the home and everything associated with it (both the childhood home & the current home): family, land, personal foundations (inner emotional security), your roots. Astrologers are divided over whether this house is associated with one's mother or father. What is clear is that a person's upbringing is associated with this House.

On a deeper level, the 4th house is the base of consciousness or the center of our concrete existence. See how the cusp of the 4th house is the I.C., the lowest point on the chart, representative of things below the surface of Earth. Due to that, the 4th house was believed to rule the conditions at the end of life, and graves. As the root or base of your real self, the 4th house rules where you go when you 'die' but also where you came from. For those who believe in reincarnation, the 4th house would give clues to your karmic lesson for this lifetime. It shows what karmic baggage you brought with you into this life. Even if you don't believe in reincarnation, you're likely to be surprised by what you find in your 4th house for it may move your soul.

Any planets in the 4th house affect your home life, your emotions, your subconscious, and possibly your relationship with your parents.

The fifth House refers to children, creativity, and the pursuit of pleasure. This includes personal interests, love affairs, sports, hobbies, speculation, risk-taking, teaching, drama, creative self-expression, love given, gambling. The 5th house is all about you being yourself and enjoying it.

Romance, dating, love affairs, and sexual relationships are ruled by this 5th house, yet marriage is assigned to the 7th. Why? Because, until very recently, marriage was not entered into for pleasure, for love, nor for personal fulfillment. Marriage was hardly even entered into by choice, but rather for the purpose of raising kids to preserve the values of a particular culture or religion. And these marriages were most often arranged according to class and financial status, a partnership befitting the 7th house.

Nowadays, it's common to marry for love. To avoid confusion, remember: affairs of the heart are in the 5th house, but cooperative partnerships are in the domain of the 7th house.

The sixth House refers to daily work, service, diet, health and physical sickness, physical ability to work, employees. This includes volunteer labor, civil service work, caretaking, and mundane daily tasks. The 6th house really involves the quality of your work, the quality of the jobs you perform, as opposed to an actual career (career is represented by the 10th house). Daily mundane tasks include personal hygiene and our method of responding to everyday crises.

The seventh House is sometimes referred to as the House of marriage, but it encompasses all one-to-one relationships: marriage, business partnerships, contracts, cooperative relationships, and also divorce, separation, quarrels, open enemies, and law suits.

The difference between the love affairs of the 5th House and love relationships of the 7th is that the 7th House refers to more permanently binding relationships, whereas the 5th House refers to affairs that may be temporary. When the 5th House affair progresses into a serious relationship, we can say that the relationship has 'moved into the 7th House.'

7th house relationships are about cooperation and sharing, and they generally serve some functional purpose in the larger social community (i.e. a marriage). This is different from a 5th house love affair, whose only qualification is 'butterflies in the stomach.'

The 7th house includes the way you relate to those closest to you. Planets in this house will influence your manner of relating. They also give clues to issues that arise in your relationships.

Simply put, the 8th house is the polar opposite of the 2nd house. Whereas the 2nd rules your own individual possessions, the 8th house rules what a relationship owns (joint finances).

The 8th House is one of the most misunderstood Houses. This is probably because the things represented by the 8th House seem to have nothing in common with each other, or they seem to be negative. This House governs death, regeneration, taxes, inheritances, wills & legacies, sex (the actual act of sex), latent occult ability, joint resources, your partner’s money and possessions, spouse's money, bankruptcy, losses, personal sacrifices, alimony, clairvoyance.

On a positive note, this House is about transformation and healing. But transformation and healing require some type of death, loss, or injury first. This House rules those processes and things by which we transform and become more powerful. Yes, this includes the act of sex.

The ninth House refers to philosophy, religion, law, learning, higher education (as opposed to early education by the 3rd House), ethics, morals, long journeys, travel, foreign countries and interests, spiritual urges, dreams, visions, higher mind, ideas, understanding and wisdom, books, publishing, ceremonies, and rituals. This is the House of big thoughts and big ideas.

9th house 'understanding' is more complex than 3rd house 'knowledge'. The act of 'knowing' belongs to the 3rd house because it implies simply the direct contact of a person with something in his environment. Understanding involves the synthesis of known data.

While the 3rd house refers to an individual's need to understand his close and personal environment, the 9th house is an area in which one seeks to discover the significance of larger fields of social existence which one may not experience directly but which his mind may explore through the use of analogy, generalization and abstraction. The 3rd and 9th houses symbolize the 2 polarities of the human mind, the concrete and the abstract.

In summary, the 9th house includes experiences that we encounter when we search for the meaning of things. Whatever expands your field of activity or the scope of your mind – long journeys, contact with other cultures, great dreams, and even experiences with fortunetellers.

The tenth House is the House of status, honor, community power, prestige, reputation, and professional career. In our society, this includes financial success, but only as it relates to community power and prestige. It's not about gaining 'material stuff' as it is in the 2nd house. The 10th house wants success for the sake of honor and social status.

This house includes social foundations (as opposed to personal home foundations in the 4th), recognition, personal achievements, social responsibilities, sense of duty, authority figures, politicians. This House encompasses the most public areas of one's life, and the career that you grow into, as opposed to daily work and odd jobs ruled by the 6th House.

As with the 4th House, astrologers are divided over whether the 10th House rules one's mother or father. Those that say the 4th House rules the mother, say the 10th House rules the father, and vice versa. What is clear is that the 4th House rules the nurturing, home-body parent, while the 10th House rules the public, success-focused parent (the parent who 'wears the pants').

As with the other angular houses, any planets in this house are very important. Planets in the 10th house, the sign on the cusp of the 10th house, and its ruling planet will greatly influence your career and your general reputation in public.

The eleventh House is the House of community, large groups, and friends. It refers to memberships, hopes, goals, ambitions, wishes, social groups, associations, humanitarian interests. It also refers to self-realization, liberty, legislation and regulation.

This is probably the most misunderstood house of all. The twelfth House refers to the subconscious, the hidden self that exists apart from our physical everyday reality. This includes the unconscious mind, subconscious memory, subconscious habit patterns from the past, mental illness, karmic debts, self-deception, escapism, spiritual realization, limitations, frustration, and ultimately our self-undoing.

On a physical, material level, the 12th house includes things that take us away from everyday life: institutions (such as hospitals, prisons, government offices), places of confinement, secrets, secret relationships, hidden enemies, and self-sacrifice for others. It also refers to sorrow, tribulations, widowhood, grief, funerals, exile, seclusion, bribery, subversion, murder, suicide, kidnapping, and endings.

For those who believe, the 12th house is also considered to refer to the collective unconscious of all humanity.

“Natural” Houses of the Planets & Signs

Each planet and zodiac sign is naturally associated with a House, the House that most corresponds to its archetype. The planet, then, is said to be the “Natural Ruler” of that House, or more often, it’s said to be “at home” in that House.

The House/planet associations were adjusted with the discoveries of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. The following table lists the current House rulers, along with the traditional rulers. The traditional rulers are still considered to be co-rulers of that House (along with the new planet that rules the House).

Note: in your own birth chart, the rulers of your houses are determined by the signs that fall on the cusps of your houses. However, the natural rulers, listed here, give a subtle influence. Gender prediction by indian astrology.

Table of Natural Ruling Planets of Each House

HouseKeywordsZodiac SignNatural RulerTraditional Ruler
1stself, life, body Aries Mars
2ndpossessions, money, material circumstances, livelihood Taurus Venus
3rdlocal movement, short journeys, communication, school, siblings Gemini Mercury
4thhome, family, roots, parent Cancer Moon
5thcreativity, children, romance, entertainment Leo Sun
6thhealth, service, work, routine Virgo Mercury
7thpartners, marriage, open enemies Libra Venus
8thsex, death, inheritances, other’s money, loss Scorpio Pluto Mars
9th travel, higher education, religion, spirituality, law Sagittarius Jupiter
10thcareer, social position, dominant parent Capricorn Saturn
11thfriendships, associations, aspirations Aquarius Uranus Saturn
12thhidden matters, the unconscious, clandestine relationships, secret enemies, seclusion PiscesNeptune Jupiter

Take Note: The qualities of the zodiac signs are not exactly the same as those of the Houses which they are associated with. There are subtle differences between the qualities of the signs and Houses. More on the zodiac signs later; but first, learn about the star players, the Planets. See Lesson 5-The Planets.

Life can be lonely from time to time. It’s much better to have someone to talk to, have fun with and who will hold you while you are sleeping. A person you can count on, someone who will stay with you no matter what and love you just like you need it.

The perfect partner unfortunately doesn’t exist, but you can still be happy with someone near perfect.

This is when the story of the seventh house in astrology kicks in. Your marriage and committed relationships are all described by the seventh house in the natal chart.

What does the Seventh House represent in astrology?

There are many life areas associated with the seventh house in astrology, but most of them revolve around various one-on-one relationships.

The seventh house is the house of all partnerships. The two main life areas included are marriage and business partnerships here.

But the seventh house is not limited to romantic partnerships. It also governs business cooperation. Whether you would be better off doing business on your own or joining forces with someone, the seventh house will tell you.

The seventh house rules all things legal. An emphasized seventh house or Libra can indicate law as a profession (an emphasized ninth house, too). This house can give advice on whether you should settle a quarrel in the court or it would be a better choice to solve it out of court. It determines your luck in this aspect.

The seventh house governs all contracts, agreements, settlements and so on. If this house is well-aspected, it can give you luck in the court and legal matters. Divorce is also a seventh-house matter in astrology.

The seventh house is also the house of publicity. It reflects your approach to public relationships and to social events. This house is responsible for open enemies. This sounds scary, but if you think about it, it’s much better to know who wants to harm you than the hidden enemies of the twelfth house in astrology.

Besides your spouse, the parents of your 4th house parent are also described by the seventh house in astrology.

Why Is the Seventh House Important in the Natal Chart?

There are some extremely important points in the natal chart that have great influence over the whole chart (and reflect in your personality!). These include the angles: the ascendant-descendant and Midheaven-Nadir axes.

The houses whose cusp is an angle are very important. They are called angular houses and planets here manifest in the physical world, they are very powerful. Angular houses include the 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th houses of the natal chart.

Because of this, the seventh house is a very powerful house. It’s cusp is the Descendant, the point opposite of the ascendant. It shows qualities you should encourage in yourself. The seventh house tells you your attitude towards other people (and what you can learn from them).

What Is the Descendant In Astrology?

Ever heard that opposites attract?

There’s a simple explanation for this in astrology. It’s about the ascendant-descendant polarities and the seventh house of relationships. As mentioned before, the descendant is the cusp of the seventh house.

The sign on the Descendant represents the qualities you identify the least with. You are attracted to people who embody the traits of this sign, but it’s important to know that they are present in you, too. This sign also shows how you perceive this person.

For example, someone with Leo on the cusp of the seventh house is attracted to people who are generous, love attention and self-confident. On the other hand, they probably find the negative traits of Leo VERY annoying (vain, boastful, childish). But the truth is, the sign on the descendant is a big part of you, it’s just hidden.

You can say that Descendant is your shadow side. This is true even literally, because the sign on the Descendant was descending on the Western horizon at the moment of your birth. This sign is the furthest from you, and you find it hard to identify with it.


Nevertheless, you could recognize its qualities in yourself, too, but we usually experience this sign through relationships with other people. If you are truly neutral towards something, it will never bother you. If it drives you crazy, it’s actually a part of your own personality that drives you crazy, not the other person.

We find it easier to project it on others and blame them for what we dislike. Recognizing this gives you back the power of your life. If you change your attitude, people around you will change, too.

The House of Venus and the Scales

Venus is the planet of love and beauty in astrology. It rules two signs, Taurus (diurnal Venus) and Libra (nocturnal Venus)—and Venus has two houses, too! The second and seventh house in the natal chart are both governed by Venus. This planet wants beauty, charm and harmony. The polar opposite of Mars, the planet of war and violence, Venus is all about peace. Those born under Libra reflect this quality, and they have good diplomatic skills and make excellent negotiators.

The seventh house is the first house of the chart’s upper hemisphere. The least six houses show your approach to people around you, while the first six houses were the personal houses.

The seventh house in astrology is the house of Libra. The most important lesson here is cooperation. Libra wants balance and harmony. It’s associated with the seventh house because they are both about connecting with others and sustaining harmonious relationships.

The seventh house serves as a way to identify with others. As the opposite house of the first (which is the house of self), the seventh house is about the perspective of the other person. To maintain a relationship for a long time, it’s essential to understand where the other person is coming from and put yourself in their shoes.

It also helps you to evolve and grow as a person. All relationships teach us something about ourselves.

Fifth House Romance vs. Seventh House Relationship in the Birth Chart

It’s important to understand the difference between the fifth house and the seventh house in astrology. Both are related to your love life, but in different ways.

The fifth house is the house of fun above all. In ideal case, when you meet someone, you don’t want to get married immediately. You want to have a good time, laugh A LOT and see if you get along with the other person well. If you do, you want to spend more time together. Between the dates, you are looking forward to see each other and enjoy the rush you get from the butterflies in your stomach.

If you realize that you don’t like this person or simply the fun has disappeared, you walk away any time with no legal consequences.

Or over time, you might recognize that you like them much and you could spend A LOT of time with this person. This is when things evolve into a relationship and you go from the fifth to the seventh house in astrology.

The seventh house is the house of committed relationships. You don’t necessarily have to be married to a person for them to belong to your seventh house, but this is not about just seeing each other anymore.

If you get married to someone, then it’s definitely a seventh house matter in astrology.

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What if the 7th house is empty?

No planets in the seventh house? Does this mean something bad?

There are some empty houses in every single chart. There are twelve houses and ten planets, so no matter how hard you try to put a planet in each houses, two houses will always be empty. Period. But most often, there are 4, 5, or even 6 or 7 empty houses in the natal chart!

However, an unoccupied house doesn’t mean that you will never experience the corresponding life areas. Don’t worry, there are a lot of people with perfectly empty seventh houses and they are still happily married.

How To Meet Your Partner with the Seventh House in Astrology

There is plenty of information about your partner hidden in the seventh house in the natal chart. Things you should pay attention to: the sign on the cusp, the planetary ruler of this sign, its aspects and if there are planets plus the aspects of planets in the seventh house. Don’t worry if this sounds confusing, here’s how to do it step by step.

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First of all, check the sign on the cusp. This sign is the polar opposite of your rising sign. Here’s a list of the corresponding descendant sign to each rising sign:

  • Aries rising: Libra (planetary ruler: Venus)
  • Taurus rising: Scorpio (planetary ruler: Pluto)
  • Gemini rising: Sagittarius (planetary ruler: Jupiter)
  • Cancer rising: Capricorn (planetary ruler: Saturn)
  • Leo rising: Aquarius (planetary ruler: Uranus)
  • Virgo rising: Pisces (planetary ruler: Neptune)
  • Libra rising: Aries (planetary ruler: Mars)
  • Scorpio rising: Taurus (planetary ruler: Venus)
  • Sagittarius rising: Gemini (planetary ruler: Mercury)
  • Capricorn rising: Cancer (planetary ruler: Moon)
  • Aquarius rising: Leo (planetary ruler: Sun)
  • Pisces rising: Virgo (planetary ruler: Mercury).

The sign on the cusp of the seventh house shows your approach to marriage, the kind of person you attract and are attracted to and what you seek in a relationship.

Next, find the planetary ruler of the sign on the descendant. It’s the planet in the brackets after the zodiac signs. Find this planet in your natal chart and pay attention to its position both by sign and house. Check if it’s in a good dignity, it’s aspects with the rest of the chart. The house it is located in tells you what matters do relationships serve in your life. For example, someone with the ruler in the second house might actually marry for money!

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The house of the ruler tells how you will meet your partner. For example, the planetary ruler in the ninth house hints that you could meet your partner while traveling abroad, through religion or simply in college! If the ruler is placed in the sixth house, you could meet though work or some activity related to health (he even might be a physician).