Introduction to Houses By Jan Spiller
The ARENA that activates our urges
by Jan Spiller
The following is a brief insight into each house
Physical body, personality, style of competition, personal identity, instincts, awareness of self and desire for independence.
Money, what we value, personal assets, resources, possessions, earning rewards through our own efforts, desire to establish self-worth.
Style of thinking, school (pre-college), siblings, the mind, sales, neighbors, short trips, learning, writing, teaching, reading, desire to mentally connect with others.
Home, beginnings & endings, family, gut instincts, the nurturing parent, early childhood, roots, desire to create a personal foundation that one can rely upon for security.
Children, creative projects, romance, sex (as recreation and source of enjoyment), sports, fun, gambling, personal pleasure, desire for the happy expression of the inner child.
Job, work, co-workers, routines, service, pets, duty, tasks, health, order, personal projects, desire to follow a plan that creates orderly, tangible results.
Relationships, marriage, equality, cooperation, agreements, teamwork, awareness of the identity of others, desire to share close one-to-one interactions.
Bonded partnerships (sex or money), others assets, secrets, psychological awareness, business, investments with others, contracts, death, inheritance, sex (for bonding), debt, desire to merge with another for personal change and transformation into a bigger world.
Foreign travel, philosophy, adventures, freedom, formal religion, beliefs, prayer, law, higher education, publishing, intuitive knowing, seeking a code of ethics to live by, desire to discover higher answers that give one peace of mind.
Career, the world, reputation, fame, profession, a parent, authority, adulthood, accepting responsibility, maturity, goals, ambitions, desire to be the supervisor of others the person in charge of coordinating the various factions involved so that the chosen goal is successful.
Friends, peers, groups, humanitarian goals, the future, angels, aspirations, seeing the larger picture, science, inventions, desire to follow one’s own drummer and in some way help make the world a better place.
The cosmos, psychic sensitivity, awareness of subtle forces, omens, spirituality, need for time alone, hidden understandings, mystical, desire to express in alignment with one’s private vision of the Divine Will.
In astrology, there are 10 planets and 12 houses, so everyone has at least two houses vacant, not occupied by a planet. Usually when a house is unoccupied, it means that area of life is not of particular interest to you. Naturally a deeper reading of your chart is necessary to consider counterindicators to this general rule.
When a house is vacant, you may have completed the karma of learning from that house in past lifetimes or will deal with it in a future incarnation. Whatever the case, the areas of life indicated by the unoccupied houses do not energize you. For example, if you have a vacant 5th House, children (shown by the 5th house) may not be a source of vitality for you.
The idea is to notice which houses of your birthchart ARE occupied and begin spending time in those realms. Then you can allow yourself to grow and experience and be energized by those arenas in life you are vitally interested in and predestined to explore!