Astrology Basics

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The Planets The 12 Houses Astrological Aspects
First house

The 1st House in Astrology: Who Are You Really?

The First House’s cusp represents the Ascendant or the Rising sign. This house is angular and has the zodiac sign of Aries as its ruler. It’s governed by the planet Mars and…

Third house

The 3rd House in Astrology: Communication as a Priority

The 3rd House is cadent and has Gemini as its ruler, together with the planet Mercury. It governs communication, the subconscious mind and the interactions people have with the environment in their…

Fourth house

The 4th House in Astrology: The Domestic Realm

The 4th House’s cusp forms the special IC (Immum Coeli) angle, which is also known as the nadir. This Fourth House is angular and ruled by the Cancer. Its ruler is the…

Fifth house

The 5th House in Astrology: Self Expression and Childhood

The 5th House is a succedent house and ruled by the zodiac sign of the Leo, whereas its planet is the Sun. It stands for creativity, self-expression, entertainment, pleasure, playfulness, gambling, the…

Seventh house

The 7th House in Astrology: A Mirror to Your Relationships

The 7th House is angular, ruled by the zodiac sign of Libra and the planet Venus. Its cusp is the special Descendant (DSC) angle. Here, the alter ego, companionship, one-on-connections, marriage, the…

Eight House

The 8th House in Astrology: Time for Transformations

A succedent House, the 8th is ruled by the zodiac sign of Scorpio and the planet Pluto. It’s also the home of transformations and crises, people’s attitude towards such situations, sex, rebirth,…

Ninth house

The 9th House in Astrology: Time to Learn

The 9th House is ruled by the zodiac sign of Sagittarius and the planet Jupiter. It stands for the people’s personal belief system, their sense of exploration and adventure, religion, higher education,…

Tenth house

The 10th House in Astrology: Your Professional Path

The 10th House cusp is the special angle Midheaven (MC). This house is angular, also ruled by the zodiac sign of Capricorn and the planet Saturn. It stands for profession and career,…

Eleventh house

The 11th House in Astrology: Friendships and Social Life

The 11th House is a succedent one, also ruled by the zodiac sign of Aquarius and the planet Uranus. It stands for friends and acquaintances, groups of people and organizations, dreams, goals…

Twelfth house

The 12th House in Astrology: Beginnings and Endings

The 12th House is cadent, ruled by Pisces and the planet Neptune. It stands for what’s hidden behind appearances, for Karma, the development of the soul and hidden powers but also weaknesses,…

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