Houses and Degrees in Astrology
In astrology, Houses are essentially where energy in the natal chart is being expressed. Houses are general areas of life that encompass everything from our physical self, our relationships, to our careers.
As a [General] Rule…
The degrees in each house represent the following [especially in regard to life lessons]:
1-9º Formative Development
10-19º Integration life lessons
20-29º Lessons in Mastery
1st House / Aries / Mars
Rising, how you are seen/perception, presentation, outward shield, persona, head, face, upper lip, and upper jaw, cerebrum [brain].
1-9º Physical Body
20-29 º Early Environment
2nd House /Taurus / Venus
Resources, Self-worth, material possessions, security, values, throat, vocal cords, ears, lower lip, lower jaw, and base of brain, cerebellum, cervical spine, and neck.
20-29º Earning ability
3rd House / Gemini / Mercury
The conscious mind, lower mind, perception, intellect, thought patterns, relationships, communication, neighbors, siblings, fingers, arms, hands, shoulders, lungs, and nervous system.
20-29º Journeys & Communication
4th House /Cancer / Moon
Emotional conditioning, early childhood, nurturance & support, uterus, digestion, breasts, stomach, and womb.
20-29º End of life
5th House / Leo /Sun
Creative self-expression, ability to procreate “being fruitful and prospering”, popularity, leisure, romance, kids, heart, spine, flanks, upper back.
1-9º Social life
6th House / Virgo/ Mercury
Work, daily routine, & health maintenance, pets, solar plexus, colon, intestines, abdomen
7th House / Libra / Venus
Close personal relationships, marriage, business agreements, contracts, commerce, open enemies, low back, kidneys, veins, and buttocks.
1-9º Open opposition
10-19º Public relations
8th House / Scorpio/ Pluto
Other people’s money, inheritance, business, partnerships [business and romantic] sex, psychic experiences, deep psychological & emotional issues, genitals, sex organs, reproductive system
1-9º Taxes & Debt
9th House / Sagittarius/ Jupiter
Collective mind, Higher mind/learning, rules & regulations, teaching, publishing, Religion, Law, social conscience, wisdom, higher intuition, inspiration, philosophy, sciatic nerve, liver, hips, and thighs.
1-9º Higher Education
20-29º Long trips
10th House / Capricorn / Saturn
Career, executive power, prestige status, profession, authority, awards, recognition, knees, bones, skin and teeth.
11th House / Aquarius/ Uranus
Group associations, network, community, friends/peers, philanthropy, humanitarianism, arteries, ankles, and calves of the legs and shins.
20-29º Dreams & Wishes
12th House / Pisces / Neptune
Unconscious/subconscious, traumas, hidden-enemies automatic responses & attitudes, self-deception, self-undoing, spirituality, past lives, dreams/nightmares, feet, toes, and physical pain
10-19º Secret Opposition
20-29º Self Undoing