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