Each astrological birth chart is divided into 12 different sections known as houses. Each astrological house defines an area of your life your horoscope or planetary transit refers to.
Houses 1 - 6 are personal houses. These houses rule one's private and immediate lives. One's individuality, daily environments, siblings and peers, parents, and one's attempts to define and express who they are. A person whose chart has lots of planets in the first six houses may have trouble leaving the nest, or may remain nostalgically loyal to childhood friends.
Houses 7 - 12 are interpersonal houses.These houses rule one's
relationships, joint ventures, travel, career, society, spirituality and even their transition at the end of life. Someone with a lot of planets in the later houses might be very career-focused, perhaps leaving the past behind and growing closer to friends made in adulthood.
House of Self
The first house defines the all “firsts”: first impressions, the self and appearance, leadership, new initiatives, fresh starts and beginnings. The sign on the cusp, or starting edge, of this house, is referred to as your rising sign or ascendant.
Ruled By : Aries / Mars
House of Possessions
The second house defines all matters related to your immediate material and physical environment—taste, scent, sound, touch, sight. The second house also rules income, money, and self-esteem.
Ruled By : Taurus / Venus
House of Communication
The third house defines all forms of communication—talking, thinking, gadgets and mobile devices. The third house also covers siblings, neighborhoods, local travel, libraries, schools, teachers and community affairs.
Ruled By : Gemini / Mercury
House of Family & Home
The fourth house sits at the very bottom of the zodiac wheel, and thus, rules the “foundation” of all things. This includes one's home, privacy, one's basic security, one's parents (particularly one's mother), children, one's own mothering abilities and nurturing.
Ruled By : Cancer / Moon
House of Pleasure
The fifth house is ruled governs self-expression, drama, creativity, color, attention, romance, fun and play.
Ruled By : Leo / Sun
House of Health
The sixth house is the domain of health and service. It rules schedules, organization, routines, fitness, diet and exercise, natural and healthy living, helpfulness and being of service to others.
Ruled By : Virgo / Mercury
House of Partnerships
The seventh house is the sector of relationships and other people. It governs all partnerships, both business and personal, and relationship-associated matters, like contracts, marriage, and business deals.
Ruled By : Libra / Venus
House of Sex
The eighth house is a mysterious sector that rules birth, death, sex, transformation, mysteries, merged energies, and bonding at the deepest level. The eighth house also rules other people’s property and money (real estate, inheritances, investments, et. al.
Ruled By : Scorpio / Pluto
House of Philosophy
The ninth house covers the higher mind, expansion, international and long-distance travel, foreign languages, inspiration, optimism, publishing, broadcasting, universities and higher education, luck, risk, adventure, gambling, religion, philosophy, morals and ethics.
Ruled By : Sagittarius / Jupiter
House of Social Status
The tenth house is at the very top and most public part of the chart. The tenth house governs structures, corporations, tradition, public image, fame, honors, achievements, awards, boundaries, rules, discipline, authority, fathers and fatherhood. The cusp, or border, of the tenth house is also called the midheaven, and it clues astrologers into your career path.
Ruled By : Capricorn / Saturn
House of Friendships
The eleventh house rules teams, friendships, groups, society, technology, video and electronic media, networking, social justice, rebellion, and humanitarian causes. It also rules originality, eccentricity, sudden events, surprises, invention, astronomy, science fiction and all things futuristic.
Ruled By : Aquarius / Saturn & Uranus
House of Subconscious
The zodiac completes with the twelfth and final house, which rules endings. This house covers the final stages of a project, tying up loose ends, completions, the afterlife, old age, and surrender. It’s also associated with separation from society, institutions, hospitals, jails, hidden agendas, and secret enemies. And it rules the imagination, creativity, arts, film, dance, poetry, journals, and the subconscious mind.
Ruled By : Pisces / Jupiter & Neptune