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Houses in the Horoscope

30 July 2010 / 17:07:13  GRReporter
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In a series of articles I will present the topic of houses in the horoscope. I have already mentioned them so far.

I will give a brief description of the meanings of houses as they have leading significance in defining the tasks of each planet and, hence, what this planet is expected to “benefit” or “destroy”.

I’ve already mentioned that naturally the planets are conditionally divided into good and maleficent. This division is conditional, because one of the naturally good planets may have the task to bring unpleasant events in life.

Everyone knows that life is not only filled with roses and taste of chocolate. There are events which all mankind clearly perceives as unpleasant. And if it appears that one good planet such as Jupiter aims to bring exactly this kind of events, this makes it temporary maleficent conditionally, ie for this horoscope. Therefore, I would like to emphasize that these divisions of the planets are absolutely conditional, they dependent on the specific situation.

The idea of splitting horoscope into houses is too simple. Houses are the earth reflection of the heavenly split into 12 zodiac constellations. Everything that exists in this world - visible and invisible – belongs to any of the houses. They are the link between what happens in heaven and what happens on earth.

There are many houses systems to date. This means houses are calculated differently. Some are calculated based on the time the sun goes a certain way, others are based on space, the third are pure symbolical . I will not dwell on it just because it is a waste of time.
Many astrologers prefer to brain-tease to prove that the houses system they use is the most mathematically correct and accurate. In fact, there is no such a systemt. For the celestial sphere has a spherical shape. And to divide it somehow, to project it in the two-dimensional space, we always have to make some compromises in calculations. Horoscope is not just a circle on a sheet of paper. It is what we would see in the sky, if we go outside in a particular moment.

Currently, the modern western astrology adheres to the Platsidus houses system. Not because it is the most accurate one. Just because it is widespread. It is named after Platsidus De Tito, who succeeded to make it popular in the 17th century, although it was used before him. This system defines the tops of the houses according to the time for which the Sun moves from dawn to dusk and back. And every house can be passed for the same time. This means that houses from 1 to 6 correspond to the time for which the Sun moves from sunrise to sunset, and the homes from 7 to 12 – involve the time from sunset to sunrise.

What is interesting in the Platsidus houses system is that it is totally incapable and inadequate for large latitudes - about 50 ° - 60 °. But this fact is somehow being ignored. To some extent, it is offset by the wide zones around the tops of the houses. I.e. if a planet is located about 5-6 ° before the top of the third house for example, it is considered to be active at the third house.  

Undoubtedly, the most reasonable approach is the equal houses or whole sign system. They are extremely simple to calculate and represent a symbolic projection of the 12 constellations. But everyone is entitled to their own choice and opinion.

What interests us in connection with the houses is: “Where is the planet to me?”. On that image the Sun is at 5th degree of Lion, in the 11th house:

The position of the zodiac remains unchanged – 5 ° Lion – for each point on earth. But the position of the house will be different for different locations.

Homes define where, how, on what and whom will act planetary energies. The twelve houses are all external conditions of human existence and how they are experienced. Each house, falling within any of the 12 zodiac signs, is basically controlled by a different planet. In other words, each planet in a horoscope has specific tasks depending on which houses it controls..

For example, on the image above, the Sun controls the Lion and the 12th house of the horoscope. It is positioned in the 11th house. What does this mean? That the tasks of the Sun are to put the events of the 12th house through the prism of the 11th house. I will tell you how it will happen after completing the description of all houses.

Now I will describe in brief the fundamental meaning of the houses. I will give some more details as part of the definitions of houses are converted or simply interpreted too narrowly.

The basic definitions can add more things as each house has the so-called derivatives, secondary meanings.

For example, the essential meaning of the 12th house is “loss, end”. In this respect the third house is 12th from the 4th house. One of the meanings of the 4th house is residence/house and hence the third house has a secondary meaning of loss/end of domicile. And this means moving to another location or separation/conversion of any property, real estate.

First house (or Ascendant)
This house defines our entry into the world, childbirth, and as such has major importance for all achievements in life. This house controls and defines the appearance, body, behaviour, environment, instinctive reaction to others, how others accept us and what impression we do. I paid a special attention to the Ascendant in a previous article.

Second house
Resources, means (in every sense) that we avail and use to keep our lives. Everything that has value for us. I wish to emphasize that the second house is not just a house of finances, as widely perceived. The first thing a baby has and uses are the eyes and the speech. And the baby needs food to survive.  

Although finances really belong to the second house, it does not define the ways in which man gains them. But the property he/she managed to preserve and accumulate. There are people who can earn much money but are unable to keep it, save it

Third house
This house is associated with routine, regular communication and interaction, the immediate environment such as siblings, neighbours, associates, people we love to do different things with. Short trips, elementary education, correspondence and other forms of communication.

Here, however, are defined the impulse and the emergence of personal desires and goals. Because they occur only after the person enters into communication with the outside world. This is the primary meaning of the third house, before all the others I’ve mentioned above. So, if we want to know whether the man is proactive, determined and ambitious, we will get more adequate notion if we consider the third house.

Fourth house
The fourth house or IC (Imum Coeli) is the point that symbolizes our roots in every sense. It shows our internal support, the foundation on which we build our lives.

The primary meaning of the fourth house is the inner peace, our sense of happiness – how and where you find it (or do not find it). Everything that could create it – the inner peace – is in the meaning of the fourth house: mother, home, residence, privacy. This house includes properties in the form of real estate. Because earth is the universal mother of every living thing.

Fifth house
The primary meaning of this house is creative intelligence, what we create and make. The 5th house is the house of creativity, of our natural intelligence, our capacity and our talents.
The first thing the genes of every man want is to reproduce, procreate. This process includes love and relationships, romance.

This is the house of luck too. Because it shows the talents of people, things done with ease and spontaneity, they bring either just money, and sometimes fame and popularity. Profit comes without too much effort. Therefore, it is considered to be one of the houses of luck.
And like a talented musician, who gives his heart and soul to his work, and for him it is a process of genuine pleasure, enjoyment and entertainment, the fifth house defines these things. But their perception is slightly different to date. Therefore, despite it is being argued that sex as a pleasure belongs to the fifth house, I personally do not find any sense in it. The fifth house does not define “the other”. And you can have sex without the presence of another person, can’t you?

Sixth house
The fundamental meaning here is associated with things that need to be improved through conscious effort and work so we can maintain good physical and material existence. This is one of the unpleasant houses, symbolizing the unpleasant events and situations in life.

The 6th house is the first of the three “unhappy” houses. They are called so because of the transition position of the Sun from one state to another. Therefore, they are houses that require change. And the change comes through forced difficulties.

In this case, the sixth house is the segment immediately after sunset. It goes to the invisible state. And, initially, it is in shock because it loses its force. But this has its positive side. Because after becoming invisible, the sun reconciles with its condition, gets used to it and continues its way to the next place of change – the fourth house. As happens when you go from light in a dark room – you see nothing at first, but then our eyes get used to the lack of light. Therefore, the sixth house, although connected with difficulties, is the house that improves what has been violated after the initial injury.

Мodern astrology gives somewhat sweetish meaning of the sixth house. They say it was the house of work as daily duties, serving others, house of health. The traditional meaning is the “house of diseases” – something completely different in meaning.
This house defines our “enemies”, what can make us “ill” – these are accidents, illness, obligations, people we are at enmity with in lawsuits and all kinds of battles, bad habits and vices. All that we must overcome in order to be healthy again – literally and figuratively.

Naturally, there are positive things that are defined in this house. This is our ability to overcome obstacles. If the third house symbolizes our determination to start something, the sixth house shows how far we can get - if we manage to finish, regardless of emerging obstacles or give up still at the beginning.

To be continued with houses from seven to twelve and their meaning.

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