Astrological Birth Chart + Natural Houses
Hello again, earth angels!
These past few weeks, I have been doing a deep dive into all things astrology. I had my first astrology reading in January 2016 with the lovely Danielle Mercurio. It was truly a beautiful reading. Danielle outlined all of the different aspects of my astrological birth chart. I ravenously took in all of the information but never really gave it a chance to resonate.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago when I was cleaning out my closet, and my notebook with all my notes from my reading with Danielle came spilling out. Total coincidence. Not. Thank you, Universe, for the not so subtle nudge!
So, I fell down the astrology rabbit hole. Again. Oops! Sorry, social life and adult responsibilities.
As I was working my way back through my chart, I re-discovered that I am a Sagittarius sun (duh) a Gemini moon, and an Aries rising. That Venus and my North Node are in Scorpio. I have 4 fire signs, 4 water signs, 3 earth signs, and 1 air sign in my immediate chart.
One of the things that fascinates me most about astrology are the 12 Planetary Houses. As explained by cafeastrology.com "If the signs of the zodiac show “how” planets express themselves, the houses of the natal chart reveal “where” these energies play out. Each of the twelve houses of a chart rule certain areas of life, types of people and relationships, ideas, and life circumstances".
Oooooh, goody! Below I've included a brief description of each of the planetary houses and how they play out in our everyday life, and which astrological sign they are ruled by.
12 Planetary Houses
Ruled by Aries and Mars
identity, self, physical body
Ruled by Taurus and Venus
money, values, work, daily routines
Ruled by Gemini and Mercury
communication, friends, community
Ruled by Cancer and the Moon
home, family, roots, emotional foundation
Ruled by Leo and the Sun
romance, play, self-expression, creativity
Ruled by Virgo and Mercury
health, fitness, acts of service
Ruled by Libra and Venus
relationships, partnerships, cooperation
Ruled by Scorpio and Pluto
intimacy, sex, bonding, transformation, death and rebirth
Ruled by Sagittarius and Jupiter
travel, higher learning, morals, ethics
Ruled by Capricorn and Saturn
career, goals, fame, success, achievements, public image
Ruled by Aquarius and Uranus
groups, friends, social causes society
Ruled by Pisces and Neptune
endings, closure, healing, spirituality
So, there you have it, the twelve houses!
If you're interested in learning more, check out Cafe Astrology's free natal birth chart report at: http://astro.cafeastrology.com/natal.php to find out which signs are in which houses for you. Do remember that although the first house is ruled by Aries, your first house may be in Gemini, for example. My first four houses are in the signs they are ruled by! Neat.
If this all seems confusing and overwhelming, I highly recommend having an astrologist help you work your way through your chart.
Thanks for reading,
All my love,