We put together this simple breakdown of the 12 houses in astrology if you needed a simple breakdown of what they mean. There are signs affiliated with each link but for simplicity purposes, we just stated what each means and how they affect each purpose. If you need more info please feel free to ask our Psychics at Ornaum
1. The first house is sometimes called “Persona” and deals with personal or individual characteristics, and development. Depending on whom you chose to follow in the study of astrology, you will find a varying list of personal traits, or “keywords”. I will not list these for any house.
2. The second house is sometimes called “Finance” and deals with financial matters in the broadest sense. This includes “how you love” as a part of finance, as well as other classes of keywords which are only marginally financial in a day to day context.
3. The third house is sometimes called “communication” and is said to deal with all manner of communication. This includes that part of “communication” which might be called “connecting the dots”, as well as “hooking-up”.
4. The fourth house begins the second quadrant, starting just to the right of the vertical line on the “clock face”. The fourth house is sometimes called “Home” and it deals with such parts of your life as home and family connections, both through your genealogy and into the future. In short, this house deals with all aspects of your home and family.
5. The fifth house is called by some “Creativity” and it deals with all the aspects of creativity in your life including but not limited to having children. This area includes all forms of artistic creativity also.
6. In the sixth house called “Conserving” the topics of health and nutrition and all related issue are dealt with. At this time we have completed the bottom half of the “clock face” and, of course of the twelve houses of astrology.
Please note, that while these six houses comprise only half of the twelve houses with which astrology concerns itself, we have already seen that many of the categories overlap and that not one of the “houses” has a tightly defined simple meaning.
This loose characterization of the nature and boundaries of astrology is some of its appeal to its aficionados, although the scientific mind might reel from the shock of such lack of definition. Remember, if you will, that this is a description of an “art” that precedes science and all of the “scientific method”. The obvious lack of a solid organization of the “system” of astrology aligns with the nature of astrological “readings”, which in fact do vary greatly depending on the “reader”, and on the relationship between the “reader” and the subject. If you add to the above the knowledge that all of the names and contents of the astrological houses, as well as the characteristics of the signs of the zodiac, vary through differences of systems of terminology, and interpretation by the reader.
And now, on to the second half of the houses, starting with house seven. We begin the third quadrant of the four quadrants of the clock face listing of houses.
7. House seven is called “Partners” or “marriage”. It contains, of course, topics associated with partnerships unions, marriage, and the like.
8. The eighth house is called “Business” by most, and deals with the topics related in the broad sense with the idea of business. do not think that since finances were dealt with in the second house, that the issue of finance does not also appear here, or for that matter in the previous house which deals with marriage, and partners.
9. The ninth house is called “Spirit” or spirituality, or even essentials. The topics of this house include religion, philosophy, and procreation as well as spirituality. This closes out the third quadrant of houses and leaves us diagrammatically at twelve O’clock on the clock face.
10. The final quadrant consists of the most ephemeral of the topics covered in the houses. The tenth house is called “Career” or vocation. As a spiritual activity, astrology concerns itself with both careers, in the economic sense, and vocation as in calling. In this house, one can expect to find guidance as to the vocational direction in the spiritual world as well as in the physical world.
11. The eleventh house is most often called “Community” but deals with the individual’s relationship with the community, as well as the community’s relationship to individualism. Some of the suggested keywords include altruism, friends, and the like.
12. The twelfth and final house in our tour of the houses of astrology is called both “acceptance” and “Sacrifice”. This duality of meaning speaks to the acceptance in astrology of at least duality of meaning, and often a multiplicity of understanding.
It is not only easy to rename any of these houses to any of the traits pointed to by the keywords of the houses in some other definition of the meanings of the houses. It is acceptable to others who engage in astrology that you would read more of one meaning into a specific house than someone else would; or that you might even change your reading of the houses as you see the client.