updated on March 30th, 2017
The Second House in Astrology, also called House of Value, is all about possessions, money, material things that the native own, gain and expenditures. It signifies the way someone draws money towards him (or repels it), while also the way he chooses to spend them. His values on ownership are also being expressed, as long as his value system.
It is a succedent house, traditionally ruled by Taurus and its ruling planet Venus respectively.
More specifically, the house is ruling everything that involves the financial standing of the native. Moveable property falls into this category, while houses and land are ruled by other houses.
The house does not only express the personal assets of the chart owner, but also his feelings towards them. After all, many times the feelings towards material things are the drive and urge that creates or gains them at the first place. Lending and borrowing money is also shown in this chart position, and it thoroughly draws the line of the native’s comfort zone, especially concerning his emotional safety or insecurity towards material stability.
The Second House in the Natal Chart is responsible for both income and expenses, and thus one can easily understand that conscious decisions about the flow of wealth have a great effect on the native’s life. Indeed, if someone has a beneficial planet and enstrengthens it through being open to help other people, the blessing will return towards him even stronger. In case that someone does not share his wealth towards his surroundings, he will eventually debilitate his wealth indicators. Material support is also a way of expressing love and light to the world that surround us. So whoever becomes a channel and a catalyst for the well-being of the others around him, eventually will make his own position better and also balance the flow of energies, which will not be swamping around the second house matters.
The Second House in astrology does not only rule possessions, but also desires that a native has about what he wants to gain and possess. Curiously enough, it also rules self-esteem and the connection between owning and feeling worthy. It is considered a house that shows which career should a person follow, together with the 6th house and the 10th house. The 2ndis mostly showing which job would bring good gains to the native, but does not necessary point towards a career that the native would enjoy.
Venus feels at home in the second house, while Jupiter is also great to have. He expands anything he touches, and definitely gives a great boost to anything concerning money. Saturn, if well-spected, is not a bad indicator. On the contrary, the otherwise malefic planet can bring a lot of wealth, but this usually comes towards the latter stages of the native’s life or through a lot of work that piles up through time. Mars and Uranus are probably the worst planets to have in the house, especially if they are debilitated by sign or adversely aspected. They can mean loss of income and general instability. Curiously enough, having the Sun is not a great indicator either. One would expect that the Sun would offer a lot of wealth- the truth is that it is more responsible for a lot of expenses while located there. The native needs to shine his Sun through the house, and thus prefers to use any assets he can, without taking care to save anything for tomorrow or otherwise plan his expenses.
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