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Astrological Houses

This article was written by Llewellyn George on May 10, 2002
posted under Astrology

First House
The First House rules the personality, natural disposition and tendencies, self-interest and worldly outlook generally. The parts of the body represented are the head and face.

Second House
Financial affairs, monetary prospects, gain or loss according to the nature of the planets therein and how the ruler of this house is aspected and where posited in the chart. Represents throat and ears.

Third House
Siblins, short journeys, writings, studies, mental inclination and ability. Denotes shoulders, arms, hands, lungs, collar bones and the nervous system.

Fourth house
Father, home, environment, domestic affairs and general condition at the close of life.  The outlook regarding mines, lands, property and the result o undertakings. Rules the breast, stomach and digestive organs.

Fifth House
Children, love affairs, pleasurable emotions and speculation are all ruled by the Fifth House. It also rules the heart and back.

Sixth House
The Sixth House rules sickness, service, employees, work, food, hygiene, clothing and small animals. Denotes the solar plexus and bowels.

Seventh House
The Seventh House rules unions, partnerships, marriage, contracts, lawsuits, open enemies, dealings with others and the public generally.  Parts denoted are kidneys, ovaries and lower half of the back.

Eighth House
This house rules legacies, the money or goods of others, death and all matters connected with the dead and astral experiences.  Financial affairs of the partner, being the second house of the partner (the Seventh House).  Rules the muscular system, bladder and sex organs.

Ninth House
Long journeys, foreign countries and places remote from birth, dreams, visions, psychic experiences, education, intuition and higher development, scientific, philanthropic and spiritual tendencies.  Partner’s brother or sister, being the third house from the partner’s own house (the Seventh House).  Signifies liver and thighs.

Tenth House
Rules the profession, occupation, honor, fame, promotion, mother, employer, affairs of the country or government. Rules the knees.

Eleventh House
Friends, associations, hopes and wishes, indicates the financial condition of the employer, being the second house from the employer’s own house (the Tenth House). Rules the ankles.

Twelfth House
Unseen and unexpected troubles, restraint, limitations, exile, seclusion, secret sorrows, silent suffering, self-undoing, secret enemies, hospitals, large animals, occult or hidden side of life. Rules the feet.

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