The 12 Astrological Houses: 11th House of Friendships
The 11th house of your astrology birth chart is known as the ‘house of friends’. Your charitable acts and your ambitions, your dreams and your hopes and those close to you who can help you to reach those goals are all indicated by the sign on the cusp and the planets in this area of your chart. What you seek from your friends is represented here, too.
Clubs, groups and social organizations belong here. The causes you champion, the charities you support and how you help others is reflected in this house. Its opposite, the 5th house, brought you insight into your creativity, and the 11th shows you how you manifest that.
This house also shows you what kinds of people you’re attracted to. Where the 5th house hinted at what makes you attracted to an individual, the 11th house reveals why you’re attracted to groups. They’re both mirrors of your social interactions. The traditional ruler of this house is Uranus and the Sun sign of Aquarius. It’s a fixed house and belongs to the element of air.
The 11th House Deals with Friendship
This is known as the ‘house of friends,’ and with good reason. It’s a very social house. There’s an old saying that “there’s strength in numbers,” and another one that says “no man is an island.” You have to have social interaction in order to succeed.
This area of your chart also details what kind of friend you are and what kind of friends you have. Planets that have challenging aspects in this house are of particular interest. They expose where you’ve got work to do in order to find the social relationships you seek and the kind of organizations where you’ll feel at home.
The 11th House Reveals Organizations Where You Belong
Any group of like-minded people is defined here. The emphasis will be on what you accomplish together. This could be something huge, something that makes a global difference; or it could just be something on an smaller level. Group support is important in life because it enables everyone to grow.
You’ll be drawn to an organization that champions a cause that you believe in, or that promotes an idea that’s important to you. You join with those who believe in the same things and want to achieve the same goals, and you work together to make that happen. In this way, the eleventh house represents philanthropy and humanitarianism at its best.
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The 11th House Defines Your Goals
This area of your chart also represents your aspirations. You need the guidance and support of others to get where you want to go. You learn about your ideals in the 9th house, you establish your social status in the 10th house, and you reap the rewards in the 11th house. By interacting with others, you add meaning to your own life and substance to the lives of your loved ones and acquaintances.
Oftentimes, it’s through organizations and the encouragement of others that you have the courage to persist towards your goals. It’s easy to give up or procrastinate when you’re going solo; harder to do it when people are cheering you onward. Sometimes you upset the status quo with your persistence. Often that shake up is needed on a group level, to reorganize things and get them going in a stronger direction.
The 11th House Reveals Your Destiny
Your fate is very much tied to the 11th house. Where the 5th house looks at your opportunities for creativity, this house is where you make it work for you. The input of those around you sparks and brings out your self-expression and the way you direct it is emphasized in this area of your chart. Using your talents to push forward is one way of manifesting your destiny.
The 11th house can be a very friendly and busy place, or a very isolated and lonely one. It all depends on how you perceive your uniqueness and how you choose to associate with others. This is a very interactive place in your chart, and - because it mirrors the 5th house - it’s often the place where good or bad luck will materialize.
The energies here set you up for what happens in the 12th house, where your hidden agendas and past life influences reside. Click here to read about the 12th House of Endings.
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