astrology, Houses!

Houses in Astrology

There are 12 houses in astrology. The 12 houses correlate to the 12 signs. The 1st house is home for Ares, the 2nd house is home to Taurus, the 3rd house is home to Gemini so on and so forth. Astrological houses hold an is the environment the zodiac signs evolve in. As for planets, the houses are ruled or governed by planets, corresponding to the masculine and feminine aspect of planets. An easy way to tell if a house is masculine or feminine is if it is an even or odd house. Even numbers are seen as feminine, odd numbers are masculine. Another way is by the natural element associated with that house, fire and air are masculine, earth and water are feminine.

There are three types of houses angular houses relating to cardinal signs like Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. Succedent houses relating to fixed signs Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. Then, cadent houses relating to mutable signs Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. Angular houses create the structure of the natal chart and start the flow of energy through the signs. Succedent houses preserve the energy created from the Agular houses and Cardinal signs. The need for preservation in the houses is one reason why fixed signs are stubborn and hard to change. Cadent houses keep the energy flowing ensuring nothing is stagnant. The requirement for energy to move and progress is why mutable signs need space freedom and the ability to move and transmute in accordance with there element.

The primary run through of the houses are as follows

House          Zodiac    Planet    Element   House type    Modality   Gender

1st house    Aries      Mars       Fire            Angular          Cardinal   Masculine

2nd House  Taurus   Venus    Earth        Succedent         Fixed        Feminine

3rd House  Gemini   Mercury  Air          Cadent              Mutable    Masculine

4th House  Cancer    Moon        Water      Angular           Cardinal   Feminine

5th House   Leo         Sun          Fire           Succedent        Fixed        Masculine

6th House  Virgo      Mercury   Earth       Cadent             Mutable   Feminine

7th House  Libra      Venus        Air            Angular          Cardinal    Masculine

8th House Scorpio    Mars/Pluto   Water   Succedent      Fixed        Feminine

9th House Sagittarius   Jupiter    Fire       Cadent            Mutable    Masculine

10th House Capricorn  Saturn   Earth    Angular          Cardinal    Feminine

11th House Aquarius  Saturn/Uranus   Air   Succedent    Fixed       Masculine

12th House Pisces  Jupiter/Neptune   Water   Cadent      Mutable   Feminine

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Mercury

Mercury is the closest planet to the sun in our solar system, with an extremely thin atmosphere not doing much to protect it from the Sun’s rays and flare. Its named after Romes God Mercury the trickster god of thieves, moving through the veil, and male virility who enjoys the company of man more than that of the gods. This small planet orbits the sun in about 88 days, 87.97 to be more accurate, staying in one sign from two weeks to one month depending on the motion of this planet. Meaning if Mercury is in the process of going into or out of retrograde, retrograde, or direct.

In astrology, this planet governs communication, thinking, peers, and cunning. It rules Gemini and Virgo, Exalted in Virgo, Falls in Pisces, and is debilitated in Sagittarius. Mercury is about obtaining knowledge through curiosity, again, governing two signs Gemini, gaining information and Virgo- breaking down that information. It rules over the third house of short travel, peers, communication, and sixth house of open enemies, health, and routine. The two elements attributed to Mercury air and earth showing in astrology this planet is about logic and practicality. Mercury’s mode is mutable meaning the characteristics of Mercury are fickle, cunning, detached, and always adjusting to change. When Mercury aspects a planet it adds Gemini or Virgo qualities to that plant. For example, Venus/Mercury aspects can give eloquence with speech, value logic and reason, learning skills, love of talking and being social with peers, dating multiple people at once or serial dating, and lends to noticing details and/or being critical of those in your personal relationship. Mercury/Moon aspects give a busy mind, nervous thoughts/emotions, need for talk and communication for comfort, wanting to move around, or traveling short distances for emotional stability.

Mercury dominant people, for the most part, are curious, leans towards intellectualism, tend to be lean and wiry, with long limbs or fingers. Mercury gives a need for people to build and gain skills, most of the time it is hard for Mercury dom people to stick to one thing.

Alchemically The symbolic meaning of Mercury is shown in the three elements of dark matter as Spirit. The glyph is composed of the crescent, circle the ego, and cross showing the connection of the mind and self on the physical and spiritual. Think of this a moving through the vail and bring your thoughts from the mental or spiritual to the mundane/physical. The metal for Mercury is quicksilver, the day is Wednesday, the finger it rules is the pinky finger. As for the Body, mercury rules the arms and hands.

 

 

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Virgo 1.0

Virgo is the sign of the maiden or the virgin. This is a mutable earth sign representing the change from summer to fall. Virgo comes from the 6th house of debt, open enemies, health, work, service, and small animals. Mercury rules Virgo making Virgo the feminine side of Mercury. I already went over Mercury, the god but I’ll do it again. So mercury is the god of borders, traveling, thieves, communication, the intellect. He moves between the god and humans, the living and the dead. As a constellation, Virgo is the virgin goddess Astraea who was the goddess of innocence and purity who will come back to the earth during the golden age of man.

Anywaysssss… Virgo is like Gemini in many regards though, the endless energy of Gemini is turned inward and focused with Virgo giving them a racing mind and loads of nervous, high strung, energy. Where Gemini can’t stop talking, Virgo can’t stop thinking. Virgos, being earth signs, points that inter focus on their body and their environment. They come from the 6th house, the first problem house of astrology, there is a lot of chaos going on about this house. Because of the house, Virgos will typically work on perfecting what is around them. The sign of the virgin can pick up on the smallest details and analysis everything they come into contact with. They tend to be practical, not up for anything that will cause too many problems and create another worry they would have to deal with. Emotionally, they want freedom. They enjoy traveling, as long as they can get back to work on time and it is not too much pressure on their checkbooks. They like drinking and letting loose…as long as they can eat enough fruits, and hydrate to balance out the harmful effects, it does to the body. They most like would like to eat a few more bananas to replace the potassium in their brain after “partying” a little too much. They would do drugs..if it is natural and not too addictive most likely, if they ever do them, they would lean to peyote, mushrooms, or marijuana. You get my drift. The best home for a Virgo is clean, minimal with a lot of space with an excellent library of science, D.I.Ys, philosophy, and anything else that would pique their interest. I’ma have to back up and go to the third house of Virgo. They have a reputation to be very critical. Well, their words can be downright cutting and hurtful. This is because Scorpio rules the third house of communication. They analysis their peers finding the shortcomings in those around them and then say something at the right moment that will hurt them most. Though, they say it matter of factly. Sometimes the realize the impact other times just because it is something they observed. Okay, moving on.

In relationships, they want someone they can relax with. Someone who will take the worries away- a very idealized partner. Then reality hits and the person they are with can’t even balance a checkbook. Causing the Virgo’s blood to boil-internally. This is a problem they have to fix. They will do all they can to fix their partner to get up to their level. It is best to not try and fix them, and move on with your life. May think Virgos have high standards, but most people don’t really work at life. I say to the Virgo, you have reasonable standards. Keep shooting for the stars. The best careers of a Virgo is one they can put there analytic side to use. This can be a tailor, fashion designer, accountant, mathematician, editor, writer, fitness instructor, doctors, nurse, or anything in health and computing. Something to add for Virgos, going to the adult side of things, their eighth house is Aries, they may be seen as prudes, but no. They are a tab bit intense when it comes to sex most likely will try anything once. Twice if it is kink filled.

The last thing I want to say is the phrase fro Virgo is I analyze.

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