If you recall, we divided a circle into twelve sections. Each section represents the 12 signs of the zodiac, which on your Natal Chart are known as the 12 Houses.
It’s also important to remember is that each of the Houses do not have any special “energy,” like the planets and the elements. The Houses are simply the location where the planets and elements, with their unique energies happen to show up in your Natal Chart. (Basically, it’s where they are “housed.’)
The 12 Houses:
1st House: Together with the Sun and Moon, your ascendant is one of the most important single factors in a horoscope. The sign at the beginning of the first house tells us a lot about your personality, temperament and constitution. It typifies your immediate, instinctive reaction and shows how you present yourself to others. The planet ruling the ascendant sign is of particular importance for the interpretation.
4th House: The fourth House represents your family, ancestors, roots, and home. This house also describes the real estate patrimony, childhood, and emotions. It is located at the bottom of the chart. Some say even if you don't believe in reincarnation, you're likely to be surprised by what you find in your 4th house. Any planets in the 4th house affect your home life, your emotions, your subconscious, and relationship with your parents.
6th House: This House refers to your daily work, service, diet, health and physical sickness, your physical ability to work, employees. This can also include any volunteer work, 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).
8th House: This House governs death, regeneration, taxes, inheritances, wills & legacies, sex and sexuality, latent occult abilities, joint resources, your partner’s money and possessions, spouse's money, bankruptcy, losses, personal sacrifices, alimony, clairvoyance. This House is about transformation and healing; however, some transformation and healing require some type of loss or death (metaphorically speaking).
9th House: The ninth House refers to philosophy, religion, law, learning, higher education (as opposed to early education by the 3rd House), ethics, morals, travel, foreign countries and interests, spiritual urges, dreams, visions, understanding and wisdom, books, publishing, ceremonies, and rituals. This is the House of big thoughts and big ideas.
10th House: This House corresponds to your professional career, social status and family background, honor, community power, prestige, and reputation. This House reflects the major public areas of your life, and the career that you grow into, as opposed to the mundane daily work and odd jobs ruled by the 6th House.
11th House: This House represents your friends and protectors. This 11th house is related to all kinds of humanitarian topics and is the House of community, large groups, and friends. It refers to memberships, hopes, goals, ambitions, wishes, and social groups.
Okay, so now you know the three important parts of your Natal Chart – The Signs, The Planets and The Houses. At times, they individually may make a lot of sense, but when you combine all three parts, you get a revealing glimpse into your very own character.
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