The Houses of The Zodiac Explained

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The first house: self

The first house is the one that defines you. It represents your body, your appearance, and your general temperament. The planet or planets that were located within the first house at the moment of your birth will have a big impact on your life.

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The second house: possessions

The second house is associated with our material possessions, finances, and the concept of value in our lives. It deals with money, but also much less tangible elements of our physical surroundings

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The third house: communication

The third house governs communication, transportation, and local community. It encourages us to express ourselves and develop our bonds with others.

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The fourth house: home and family

The fourth house sits at the bottom of the chart, and as such it represents our foundations. Home and family, whether they’re the ones you’re born with or the ones you created, tend to nurture us and make us feel safe.

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The fifth house: Pleasure

The fifth house is a fun one, associated with creativity, romance, and children. It is linked to creative expression, as well as all things that make you feel good and boost your confidence.

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The sixth house: health

The sixth house is associated with health, well-being, and our daily routines. While the first house might correspond with the body you’re born with, the sixth house corresponds with the body you create through the choices you make throughout your life.

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The seventh house: partnership

The seventh house is the first of the ‘interpersonal’ houses. It governs the most significant partnerships in our lives. While things like love and family relationships have already been explored in the first six, the seventh is the first house to consider the perspective of others.

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The eighth house: sex, death, and transformation

The eighth house is a biggie! But what do sex, death, and transformation all have in common? They relate to our more animalistic instincts.

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The ninth house: philosophy

The ninth house is associated with philosophy, travel, and higher education. It pushes us to experience all kinds of exploration, both intellectual and other. Those born with planets in the ninth house tend to be curious and inquisitive.

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The 10th house: social status

The 10th house is positioned at the top of the chart in the most public location. It governs public image, ambition, and career goals. It is also considered to be the house of popularity.

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The 11th house: friendship

Following on from the 10th house, the 11th house reminds us to put our success and hard work in perspective. What’s it all for if we have no one to enjoy our rewards with? This house is linked to our personal networks of friends and family, as well as our humanitarian pursuits.

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