What Are Astrological Houses?
You know about your Sun sign or zodiac sign, which is based on your birth date, but do you know about your astrological houses? Just like there are 12 signs of the zodiac, there are 12 astrological houses that relate to certain areas of your life and personality.
Think of it like a clock. At each ‘hour’ lies a different astrological house, all of which can tell us about influences on our personalities - like how we manage wealth, how we feel about family and how we communicate.
A birth chart goes beyond the day and month you are born, which is why astrologers will ask you for your birth time and location as well. Without this extra layer of info, it can be very difficult to give you a personalized reading. Think of your birth chart as a snapshot of the sky at the exact time and place you were born. Where was Taurus? Where was Capricorn?
The 1st house, also known as the Ascendant, represents the zodiac sign that was ascending on the eastern horizon at the exact time and location of your birth. Every other sign can then be placed counterclockwise in the rest of the houses.
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What Can Astrological Houses Tell Me About My Personality?
Getting your birth chart and seeing where your houses line up can be incredibly insightful, especially if you feel like you don’t fully connect with your Sun sign horoscope. Do you have a friend with whom you share a Sun sign, but you feel your personalities are completely different? You probably have different Ascending signs.
If you and your partner look great on paper when it comes to love compatibility, but can’t seem to agree on anything, your 7th house of partnerships may reveal a less compatible match. This doesn’t mean you aren’t meant to be - but it can help you understand how to get on the right track toward harmony.
For example, if you have Virgo in your 2nd house, but your partner has Sagittarius, you may find yourselves arguing about money quite often. Earth sign Virgo tends to be more responsible and conservative with money, while spontaneous, adventurous Sagittarius has a harder time planning ahead.
How does this work? Basically, the energy of the house tells you the theme. The sign in that house, based on your birth chart will tell you the traits you may apply to that theme.
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