This is related to the physical appearance and the personality, as distinct from
the character, of the person concerned. Whichever sign is on the cusp of this house
will show itself in build, looks; and, if there is also a planet or planets in this
house, and particularly if they are close to the degree rising, they also will leave
Should the person be born at sunrise, the sun-sign will be on this house; in which
case, as the sun-sign denotes the inherent character, the real ego of the person,
personality and character will be united. The individual will also be more easy to
recognise as a specimen of his sun-sign. Temperament, mannerisms and to some extent
the general condition of health will also be revealed by sign and planets in this
part of the horoscope.
THE SECOND HOUSE
This represents the materialistic instincts; the financial aspects of the person's
affairs. It shows the earning capacity, and the likely way in which money will be
earned, and also such assets as have any monetary value, the personal possessions
of the individual.
THE THIRD HOUSE
This is connected with the communicative faculties of the person; in other words,
it reveals the type of mentality, the kinds of things that will mentally appeal to
the person. But it is also the house connected with those people with whom the person
is brought into close communication through circumstances and i.e., relatives (other
than the parents) neighbours.
Again, it relates to physical communications as regards travelling, but applies to
short journeys, those habitual to daily life, those confined to nearby places.
THE FOURTH HOUSE
This is concerned with the roots of the person; his home, his family in general,
but the parents in particular. It gives a clue to any hereditary characteristics;
describes the domestic pattern of the subject, the circumstances in which he was
THE FIFTH HOUSE
This has to do with physical creativity in relation to the personal side of the life.
Thus, it denotes love-affairs (first step towards marriage and the creation of a
home and family); children, entertainment and methods of seeking entertainment (via
hobbies, or methods of pleasurable diversion).
THE SIXTH HOUSE
This house deals with the industry of the native (as the old astrologers called the
subject of the horoscope), his obligations to others. It is the house of service.
The conditions of the working environment, or the people who work for the subject,
are indicated. But it is also the house of health, suggesting the general condition
of health, the types of ailments likely, and the causes of ill health.
THE SEVENTH HOUSE
Whereas the first house dealt with the person himself, the seventh denotes his close
relationships with other people outside the family circle. Thus, it is the house
of partnerships, but also of adversaries, competitors; it is related to those people
to whom the subject must adjust himself outside the limits of his family.
THE EIGHTH HOUSE
Whereas the second house dealt with the person's own financial affairs, this house
is concerned with the way in which he is affected by other people's finances, his
benefits from, and his obligations to them. So it covers legacies, the finances of
partners, financial exchanges such as loans, payments.
But the eighth house is also connected with the chain of experience covered by life
- and- death cycles; it is the house of death and regeneration, fundamental re-organisation,
either materially, physically or even emotionally.
THE NINTH HOUSE
Whereas the third house dealt with limited communications, the ninth has to do with
the extension of these. Mentally, therefore, it is linked up with capacity for and
inclination towards, religion, philosophy, what the person can aspire to mentally.
Then again, it is correlated with extended travel; and with relatives gained through
THE TENTH HOUSE
The fourth house symbolises the person's base; his home, family-unit. Its opposite,
the tenth house, is concerned with his major activities outside the home, his career.
Whereas the sixth house signifies what he owes, as it were, to others, the tenth
will show what he can wrest from the world at large in the way of prestige, material
gains. To some extent it also signifies his ideals, but his practical ideals.
THE ELEVENTH HOUSE
Whereas the fifth house was concerned with the limited, individual creativity, in
a pleasurable sense, of the subject (his children, hobbies, ways of self-entertainment)
the eleventh house denotes pleasures gained through wider communication of this kind;
the stimulus gained from friendships, group activities. This house also has to do
with the realisation of the yearnings of the person, his hopes; but more from the
social than the material angle. The pleasures and benefits derived from this house
have to be shared on a wider scale, as the give-and-take of friendship implies.
THE TWELFTH HOUSE
This rules everything that is obscure, but links up also with things connected with
the sixth house. It indicates charity — given or received; duty — carried to the
point of personal sacrifice; health —that of other people whose circumstances affect
Whereas the sixth house has to do with the people who are the colleagues, or the
subordinates (employees) of the subject of the horoscope, the twelfth house has
to do with those who work against him secretly —his hidden enemies.
But it also has to do with the enemy within the subject himself, the weaknesses,
not of body but of character which can bring him to destruction; and it is concerned
also with his unconscious, over which he has no control because he is not aware of