Questions through the Houses/Signs
Each house is considered to be ruled by one of the signs. For instance, the seventh house, our house of relationships and partnerships, is ruled by Libra, who is known to be fair and just and considers everyone's feelings before making decisions. Librans are very relationship-focused by nature, which makes Libra the best ruler for House 7.
Using another example, Aries people are very assertive, eager to start new projects, and motivated by action. It makes sense for Aries to rule House 1, which is the house that begins the journey and is the first impression that the world sees of us.
For each house/sign below, I've attached questions that will help you better understand the feeling and message behind each house and sign, and what each represents in your birth chart. And of course, the placements of each will be open to your own interpretation.
I will use my own chart as an example. I am a Gemini Ascendent or Rising, which means I have the sign of Gemini placed in my first house in my birth chart. This means that in my life, my personality is very influenced by Gemini traits. My natural approach to life is to see all sides of things, the many facets to problems, both sides of an argument. I like to play devil's advocate. I use my logic and intelligence to consider issues. I use my natural curiosity to solve problems. I am communicative, and I get along well socially with others.
Consider the questions below and how your birth chart reveals the journey of your own life.
House 1 / Aries: Who am I?
What are my likes and dislikes? How do I express myself in the world? How do others see me? Who am I when I am out in the world? What is my personality? How do I react to my environment? How do I handle problems? What are my strengths and weaknesses? What is my natural state of being? What kind of first impression do I make? What is my natural approach to life?
House 2 / Taurus: What is my value and what do I value?
What is important to me? Do I think I’m important? Do I have the right to be here? What material possessions do I value most? What do I place in highest priority? What ascetic do I like to surround myself in? How important is my physical appearance? How important is physical beauty? Do I make enough money? Am I receiving what I think I deserve? What do I deserve? What is my worth?
House 3 / Gemini: How am I different from you and how are we the same?
Who am I in relation to you? How do I communicate? How do I think? What is my mental process? How do I relate to you? What does my knowing you make me? What are our differences? Is it ok that we’re different? What can I learn? What am I curious about?
House 4 / Cancer: Where do I come from?
What is my heritage? How does my lineage affect who I am? What did my parents offer me? Did I receive what I needed in my home? How do I feel about home? What do I do to create a safe home environment? Do I share family traits? Am I continuing the family cycle? How did growing up in my family unit contribute to who I am today? Do I feel safe? Do I trust my parents? Are there lessons to learn from my family of origin? Who is my mother? What is my relationship like with my mother, or my more nurturing parent? Can I accept where I come from?
House 5 / Leo: How do I play?
Who am I when no one is watching? How do I express myself? Do I express myself fully? Where do I find enjoyment? How do I play with others? How do I express myself with others? Where do I ‘let down my hair’? How do I relax? What turns me on sexually? How do I connect with other people at the surface level? Where do I like to create?
House 6 / Virgo: How do I work?
What are my daily responsibilities? What do I do to take care of my health? What do I do to take care of my wealth? How do I care for myself? How do I care for my pets? Where am I of service? How do I contribute in my work life? How do I keep things organized? What is my schedule? How important to me is my schedule? Where do I have a sense of control? Where do I feel out of control? Am I spending my time wisely? Do I enjoy what I do?
House 7 / Libra: Are you a safe partner for me?
Who am I in partnership with? Is my spouse safe for me? Can I be myself around my spouse/romantic partner? How do I relate to people in a romantic partnership? How do I relate to people in a business partnership? Am I in a safe business relationship? Is there equal energy exchange in my partnerships? Is there equal give and take in my partnerships? Am I receiving what I need in my partnerships? Does being in this partnership recharge me? Does this partnership allow me to go out into the world confidently?
House 8 / Scorpio: Can I trust you with my deepest secrets?
Who are the people I can share my deepest secrets with? Do I have people around me that I trust with knowing every part of me? Do I feel judged? Can I express my deepest fears with someone? Do I trust my partner with my money? Am I financially partnered with a person, business, or institution? Is there anyone I’m in debt to? Who are the people I can be most vulnerable with? Who can I cry to? Who am I most intimate with? Where am I completely intertwined with someone else?
House 9 / Sagittarius: What is the meaning of life?
What are my belief systems? Do I have a religion? Is there life after death? What can others teach me? What cultures am I attracted to and why? What can I learn from other cultures? What do I love to learn about? How does travelling contribute to my life? What can exploring my world teach me? Do I explore? Am I learning about different cultures and different beliefs? Am I judging those who are different from me or learning from them? How do I reach higher wisdom? How do I explore philosophies and theories?
House 10 / Capricorn: What will be my legacy?
What do I want to leave to the world? What do I want the world to know about me? How do I represent myself to the world? What do my social sites say about me? How do I manipulate others’ opinions of me? What is my reputation? What is my public image? Is it important for me to leave a mark on the world? What did my father pass down to me? What is the relationship like with my father? Where is there structure and order in my life? What are my long-term goals? What do I want out of my career? Have I been a victim of my family of origin or have I used its lessons to make something of myself? Am I proud of who I am?
House 11 / Aquarius: How can I contribute to humanity?
How do I participate in my social spheres? Do I belong to any social groups? How do I communicate my beliefs and legacy out to humanity? How do I influence the people around me? Do I engage in technology that sends info to the masses? What am I doing to support the less fortunate? How do I help humanity as a whole? What is my place within the group? How do I recognize my place as part of the whole?
House 12 / Pisces: What’s on the other side?
Do I consider myself separate from or at one with other beings? What are my beliefs on the afterlife? What are my beliefs on karma or soul responsibility? Where have I received healing in my life? Where have I experienced closure? What is my dream life like? How do I tap into my own subconscious? What are my thoughts on meditation? What do I dream about? What do I hope for? How do I spiritually recharge? Am I a spiritual person? Do I believe in a soul? Where is my soul? Who is my soul? Have I lived my best life so far? Would I be happy with my life if it were to end today? What have I kept to myself? What is still locked away in my subconscious? What parts of my life do I keep hidden? What do I still not yet understand?
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