The Third House of the Horoscope is naturally ruled by Gemini and, as such, the planet Mercury. Known as the house of communication this part of the horoscope shows how we express ourselves and with whom. As with the first two in the chart, this is a personal house, very much about one’s self-expression and the connection with those in their immediate environment. Here, intellect also comes into play since our thinking processes are reflected by our communication style. The sign on the cusp, as well as any planets that reside here, suggests one’s style and preferences for communication as well as the thinking processes that underlies our actions.
The Second House of the Horoscope is naturally ruled by Taurus and, as such, the planet Venus. This house is associated with our values, self-worth, personal resources and finances, earned income, personal possessions and real estate holdings. Known as the House of possessions and values one often relates it to tangible things, in keeping with its earthy nature, and is closely linked to what we manifest. The material goods that we own are often a reflection of what we value in life, things that provide us with a sense of well-being and make our lives more enjoyable.
We have entered the Taurus part of this year’s zodiac cycle so it’s a good time to take a look at this sign’s ruling planet. Venus is one of the planets that rules two signs and, in this case, she rules both Taurus and Libra. For the purpose of this post though we will be focusing on elements that relate mainly to Taurus. The second planet from the Sun, Venus’ cycle through the zodiac takes place over approximately 224 days, less than a year.
The sign on the Ascendant is considered the ‘rising sign’ and the planet that rules that sign is considered the chart ruler, having a pivotal role in the entire horoscope. Therefore, as we begin to read a chart we must consider the actual sign appearing on the Ascendant, but also take into account the nature of the house.
When one thinks of Albert Einstein often the first thing that comes to mind is either his scientific brilliance, or the crazy hairstyle that has made his image so recognizable. However, consistent with his Pisces Sun, there was a lot more to this extraordinary individual than one might guess. Just below the surface of his seemingly eccentric exterior was a compassionate humanitarian and civil rights activist.Albert EinsteinBorn on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany, Einstein was arguably the most influential physicist of the 20th century.
Pisces signifies the end of a phase and synthesizes the characteristics of the preceding eleven signs. As a water sign, Pisces has an emotional or strong feeling quality to it. This sensitivity can show up in one of two ways. There are those who keep a great deal hidden inside, perhaps focused on their inner journey or intent on maintaining their privacy. These folks are often perceived as shy and reticent since, for them, things percolate and are reflected upon below the surface. Yet there are others ...
Aquarius is a sign that frequently suggests something “future oriented” or visionary, perhaps even idealistic. I’ve often wondered whether people like John Lennon are actually a little ahead of their time. They seem to think and act differently from the masses, and stand out as being unusual or rebellious. This quality is so firmly rooted in some people that they have very little concern about acceptance. Their beliefs are so deep that their reality, or vision of what could be, is not a question for them. They simply have the need...
Our 11th sign of the Zodiac is Aquarius, the Water-Bearer. The third of our Air signs, Aquarius is often mistakenly referred to as a water sign. The glyph itself appears as two horizontal wavy lines, one on top of the other. The popular interpretation indicates it represents two waves of water. However, as with many things in Astrology, there is always a deeper or secondary meaning. It has also been explained as
The beginning of each new calendar year is aligned with the sign of Capricorn. It is during this time when millions of people set resolutions to which they are fully committed…at least for a while. However, relatively few of us actually achieve what we set out to do.