Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Wendell C. Perry, author of the new Behind the Horoscpe.
I never thought of myself as a political person, but looking over my blog (at goodgollyastrology.com), I have to admit that in recent years the subject matter has become increasingly political. This got me wondering about what factors in the horoscope are most likely to be the source of an interest in politics. Since I recently completed a book of the astrological houses (Behind the Horoscope: How the Placement of the Sun and Moon Tells a Story About You), I was particularly interested in what is the most "political" house.
My first nominee for most political house in the horoscope
The horoscope is divided into twelve houses, each taking up 30 degrees (1/12) of the 360-degree circle; each house describes a different area of your life and correspond to its corresponding sign. The planets reside in your houses, and describe your actions within each house. Numbered 1 through 12, they start at the center left-hand side of the horoscope wheel and proceed counterclockwise. The lines that separate the houses are called cusps.
First House/Ascendant: Your Ascendant (or Rising Sign) is the sign that was on the Eastern horizon at the time of your birth. The first house and your Ascendant describe your physical traits and characteristics, as well as the face you show the