The interesting thing about houses is they may reveal or confirm your strengths and weaknesses. It also makes sense that I fall victim to impulsive spending shout-out to my unnecessary — but also necessary — shoe purchase a week ago. A quick word on your rising sign. Many astrologists say this one is your third most important placement, after your sun and moon signs.
As mentioned, your ascendant represents your public identity. It can often manifest in your clothing or really any decisions related to your outward-facing identity such as hair color, piercings or overall style.
Cusps and Signs
It also might symbolize how you respond to your immediate surroundings and your attitude towards everyday life. Some argue that planets are even more important than houses. In the process of their orbits, planets move in and out of the zodiac constellations, lingering in some much longer than others, depending on the speed and size of their orbits.
Which planets are in which constellations? The answer will help you read into your personality even more. Mercury, Venus and Mars are called the inner planets due to their changeability and closeness to Earth. For that reason, precision with your birth place and time is far more important for these. The signs that fall within the inner-planet placements dictate your core personality traits, needs and desires.
For instance, those with earth signs in Mercury Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo will likely be very reasonable, observant people. Those with air signs in Mercury Gemini, Aquarius, Libra are most effective communicators when writing and public speaking. Fire signs in Mercury Aries, Leo, Sagittarius are passionate and sometimes hot-headed in arguments. Water signs in Mercury are highly emotional and likely to avoid confrontation. It speaks to the ways in which you express affection, what you look for in a partner and generally what you find attractive.
Mars is the planet of conflict, aggression and action. It represents the physical expression of your initiative and drive — often applicable to both your sex life and ambition in business — and speaks to the ways you channel desire and anger, particularly for those with fire signs in Mars.
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My Mars placement often reminds me to reflect before I act and channel the balance-seeking energy of the Libra sign. My Virgo Mercury placement, on the other hand, seems to speak to a detached nature — like my hatred of small talk, maybe. The outer planets — Uranus, Neptune and Pluto RIP — have the longest and widest orbits, which makes them generational placements. The longest an outer planet will stay in the same sign is about 15 years.
Uranus rules change, Neptune rules dreams, Pluto rules power. Your placements can suggest what you work towards in these areas throughout your life.
Feel free to use that as a counter-argument the next time someone tells you millennials are useless. Jupiter and Saturn are sometimes called the social planets because their orbits are wider and longer than those of the inner planets, but smaller and shorter than those of the outer planets. They represent and influence how people relate to society.
Jupiter is the planet of luck, education and growth.
The Jupiter placement is also seen as very philosophical and might indicate how you feel about religion. Saturn is is all about limitations and boundaries. The Saturn placement can help reveal what you need to overcome and the restrictions you might encounter along the way — especially earlier in life. An analysis of my Saturn placement, Pisces, known for its isolationist tendencies, might encourage me to take more risks with collaboration.
A truly comprehensive and in-depth birth chart interpretation requires research, instinct, time and resources. The details are important — even twins may find that some placements can shift within minutes. It is important to remember, though, that these charts are designed to provide descriptions and possibilities, not absolutes. Astrology should be used as a tool to enhance our lives, not dictate them. The Repeller Store Is Open! X Icon. Follow us. Callie Ahlgrim.
The Sun Sign. These are the Angles: house cusps that are extra important.
These specific degrees are like pivot points in the chart. When a planet occupies one of these places, is it at an astronomically significant place relative to the place earth where the chart was cast. The Ascendant is where planets rise over the horizon in the east, the MC is where they are the highest overhead that they can be, the Descendant is where they dip below the horizon in the west, and the IC is where they are the farthest below us they can be.
Second House: The House Of Finances & Value
Each planet glyph has a number beside it: the big number indicates degrees, the small superscript number indicates minutes of longitude. To find out what sign a planet is in, mentally trace from the planet glyph to the outer ring of sign glyphs, and pair that with the degree number. To double check what sign a planet is in, check the table in the bottom left corner also doubles as a planet glyph cheat sheet! To find out what house a planet is in, look for the center number that coincides with the pie slice the planet occupies.
In this chart, Mars is in the 10th house, and the Sun is in the 8th house. This is called the Five Degree Rule. Note: planets can be in the same sign but different houses, or the same house but different signs.
It all depends on 1 where the house cusps land and 2 how big each house is. Sometimes at more extreme latitudes on earth, one house can be so big that it begins in one sign, encompasses the entire next sign, and ends in a third sign. This is called interception. Aspects between planets are indicated by a colored line joining the two.
While it seems like the shapes created by these lines should hold a lot of significance, they often do not. More than anything, they are a quick way to recognize which planets are in aspect to one another. That said, you can find aspects between planets by looking at their placement by sign and degree without even looking at the aspect lines.
Try not to get caught up in the web of aspect lines , and instead look for planet aspects by counting signs. For example, in this chart, count the signs between Mercury and Pluto. If you want to double check aspects or the lines are too confusing to follow girl I get it, I hate the lines , you can use the grid in the lower right corner.
This is a list of points by element and mode or modality, usually used to see what element or mode a chart has the most of by counting how many chart points belong to each element and mode. On the right side are letters that stand for Fire, Air, Earth, and Water; across the top are letter that stand for Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable.
That covers the anatomy of a circular chart wheel!