The Astrology Natal Chart is a big wheel that is split into twelve sections. These twelve sections can be thought of like twelve different types of pie or twelve different flavors of ice cream. Each section is completely different than the next. Each section represents an area of our life. Below is what each house represents, so depending on what planets are in each of these houses will determine how each house is expressed in our lives.
Even though Aries ‘NATURALLY’ rules the first house cusp, this does not mean that Aries is your rising sign. Your chart would have to be completed to know which sign was coming over the horizon at the exact moment you were born.
THE ARIES MOTTO IS – “I AM, THEREFORE I AM”
This house rules the head, face, upper lip, and upper jaw, cerebrum (brain).
The First House is about identity and how other’s see you. This house also rules the personality, attitude, how you see the world, how you look, appearances, your worldly outlook, and self-awareness and how you respond. It describes how you see yourself and how others see you. It can also describe your physical appearance. Other keywords include: the self, ego, anima, projected image, expression of inner motivation, soul purpose, initial approach to life, the aura. Take special note that this first house rules your soul’s purpose and your inner motivation.
THE TAURUS MOTTO IS – “I HAVE, THEREFORE I AM”
This house rules the throat, ears, lower lip, lower jaw, and base of brain, cerebellum, cervical spine, and neck.
The Second House is about your own resources. It describes what you value ranging from physical possessions and money, to personal self esteem and talents. This house also rules your personal earnings, bankers, budgets, money that “you” make, material resources, value system, monetary gains and losses, security. Other keywords include resources, both personal and financial, values and attitudes, possessions, acquisitions and prana. Basically this house is about your self-worth and interesting enough, how you feel about sex.
THE GEMINI MOTTO IS – “I THINK, THEREFORE I AM”
This house rules the vocal chords, speech, fingers, arms, hands, shoulders, lungs and nervous system.
The Third House is about communication. This house also rules communication, writing, mental abilities, sales, marketing, media, advertising, publicity, campaign, blog, website, lower education from 1st to 12th grade, early learning, immediate environment, short journeys, local travel and travel within your own country. It also rules neighbors, siblings and extended siblings such as cousins, nieces and nephews. Other keywords include mental processes, active search for knowledge, telepathy and mental energy.
THE CANCER MOTTO IS – “I FEEL, THEREFORE I AM”
This house rules the uterus, digestion, breasts, stomach and womb.
The Fourth House is about home and family. It describes your roots, your heritage and your private life. This house also rules father, land, property, residences, and domestic affairs. The Fourth House is about home and family. Other keywords include home life, family and relations, psychological foundations, biological inheritance, place of abode, the ashram, karma.
THE LEO MOTTO IS – “I WILL, THEREFORE I AM”
This house rules the heart, spine, sides of the body, upper back.
The Fifth House is about creativity. This house also rules dating, playtime/acting, sensual emotions, pleasurable affairs, lovers, parenthood and sexuality. This can include artistic pursuits, hobbies, recreation and children. Other keywords include creative self-expression, love affairs, procreation and children, leisure, games and sports, self-fulfillment, joy and bliss.
THE VIRGO MOTTO IS – “I ANALYZE, THEREFORE I AM”
This house rules the solar plexus (midriff), bowels, colon, intestines and abdomen.
The Sixth House is about day to day life. This house also rules daily life, health, hygiene, food, work, employees, service, skills, servants, small animals, clothing and sickness. It is about the service you give and your habits. Other keywords include: daily routine, working environment, skills, pets, animals and service.
THE LIBRA MOTTO IS – “I BALANCE, THEREFORE I AM”
This house rules the ovaries, low back, kidneys, veins, and buttocks.
The Seventh House is about partnerships. This house also rules unions, lawsuits, contracts, partnerships, marriages, agreements, and open enemies with the public. This can be partnerships in business, marriage or a committed relationship. Other keywords include: business partnerships, long-term associations, open enemies, the animus (underlying passion or force), the relationship between soul and personality.
THE SCORPIO MOTTO IS – “I CREATE/DESIRE, THEREFORE I AM”
This house rules the bladder, genitals, sex organs, hemorrhoids, muscular system, reproductive system, hernias, rectum, prostate and anus.
The Eighth House is about the support you receive from other people. This house also rules wealth of your spouse or partner, spirituality, insurance, legacies, other people’s money, stocks, bonds, taxes, inheritances, wills, bonuses, financial windfalls, student loans, mortgages, surgeries and astral experiences. It is the house of rregeneration and covers death or endings (rebirth), sex, an element of legal matters and metaphysics. Other keywords include: transformation, resources of others, sexuality, transmutation, battles, the Path of Discipleship.
THE SAGITTARIUS MOTTO IS – “I PERCEIVE, THEREFORE I AM”
This house rules the sciatic nerve, liver, hips and thighs.
The Ninth House is about higher learning. This house also rules religion, college, higher education, brothers and sisters in law, philosophy, prophecy, philanthropy, foreigners, foreign travel, foreign language, intuition, long distance journeys abroad, churches, airlines, vacations, international commerce, visions and teachers. It covers academic subjects, law, religion, publishing, foreign culture, sport and overseas travel. Other keywords include: distant travel, cultural learning, the journey along the path, the Ageless Wisdom and akashic records.
THE CAPRICORN MOTTO IS – “I USE, THEREFORE I AM”
This house rules the knees, bones, skin and teeth.
The Tenth House is about your public life. This house also rules fame, notoriety, occupation, career, ambition, government, military, mother, chief executives, business life, goals, ranks, political position, status, standing in the public eye, position in society. It shows your standing in the community and social status. It can reflect your attitude to parenting. Other keywords include honor, authority and profession, Life direction, achievement, mastery and hierarchy.
THE AQUARIUS MOTTO IS – “I KNOW, THEREFORE I AM”
This house rules the arteries, ankles, and calves of the legs and shins.
The Eleventh House is about your friendships and relationship with groups of people. This house also rules organizations, friends, alliances, fraternities, memberships, money from employer, finances of employer, stock exchanges. It is also about your hopes, wishes and dreams. Other keywords include: friends and social acquaintances, groups and organizations and their activities, the New Group of World Servers.
THE PISCES MOTTO IS – “I BELIEVE, THEREFORE I AM”
This house rules feet, toes and physical pain.
The Twelfth House is about endings. This house also rules hidden realm, subconscious, past, pain, karma, jails, institutions, hospitals, mental health, finances of friends, secret sorrows, fears, self-destruction, large animals, skeletons in closet, self-undoing and self-injury. It is about your hidden strengths, weaknesses and what you don’t want others to see or know about you. It is also about libraries and the armed services. Other keywords include: hidden enemies, the collective unconscious, spirituality, unredeemed karma, selfless service to humanity.