About my Empty Houses?
this is not a real estate question, it is the common
lament of novice astrologers once they have begun to
explore themselves through astrology.
They learn that the 5th house is all about Children
and fun and then they realise there are no planets in
the 5th and figure that they are destined not to have
any children or fun. Not having fun is something to really
panic about and they do. They wail for help immediately
and if they are lucky they will find a more advanced
astrologer who can put their minds at ease.
If you are
one of these novice astrologers wondering what you are
going to do with your life since there are no planets
in your 10th house or whatever, there really is no need
to panic. You simply look at the sign on the cusp of
your empty house(s) and then go find the planet which
rules this sign. You need to understand the affairs
if this planet, it's house placement, comfort in the
said sign and its aspects. Once you understand what
it means you then apply it to the affairs of your empty
I will try and give you a simple example.
ninth house (we will call it religion or beliefs) has
Gemini on the cusp and no planets within.
* Gemini is ruled by Mercury
Mercury is in Leo
* Mercury is retrograde in this chart.
Mercury is in the 12th house of institutions, self undoing,
hidden enemies and mysticism.
* Mercury is conjunct Pluto, the South Node and Venus
does this say about my 9th house beliefs?
* The coercive or beyond your control nature of Pluto
(being conjunct Mercury) indicates that religion was
forced upon me (which it was)
The ninth house is also an indication of higher education
which I did not follow when I left school. I later studied
mystical subjects as a means of self reflection (Mercury
retrograde) and self knowledge.
One of the reasons I studied mystical subjects was to
find the cause of my own self sabotaging nature as indicated
by the ruler of my beliefs being placed in the 12th
house of self undoing.
Mercury also rules the Ascendant and Midheaven and so
my life and destiny is depicted by my beliefs. These
can be self defeating or they can be positive, it is
possible for me to call good fortune to myself or to
suffer a difficult and obstacle filled life.
This example shows that despite having no obvious activity
in the 9th house there is still a great deal of meaning
to be gained once you know how to read the chart. This
example covers only religion, beliefs and higher education.
The ninth house also rules things foreign and tells
yet another story of how I have lived most of my life
away from my place of birth.
It is important to learn to think peripherally in astrology
since one planet, one sign or one house can rule many
things. Once you have been studying astrology for awhile
you will discover much more but I will not confuse you
with that today.
If you are serious about astrology you should own at
least one book that lists all the rulerships. The one I favour is Lee Lehman's "The book of Rulerships".
This book list items in alphabetical order, and in
sign, house and planet order too and it gives the source of the information which I think is vital to good astrology.
So now you know there is no need to panic if your house
of fun and entertainment is empty. Just remember to
follow the astrology trail and you will find all the
answers you need.
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