The Astrological Houses & You

Your Specific Life Issues and Primary Areas of Importance as Revealed Through the Astrological Houses of Your Chart

Covered in this article:

  • What the houses in a natal chart can tell you about what is currently “up” for you
  • Questions to help you go further into what this means for you at this time
  • How to use the Tarot,  journaling, reflection, meditation, etc. to help you understand what the emphasize on a particular house means.

Your natal birth chart can tell you a lot about the specific issues you deal with in life, as well as what areas are of particular significance to you. Your chart is divided into 12 sectors, called houses and each of these houses rules a different area of your life, such as your relationships, family, career, finances, health, etc.

Read over this list and notice which “house” speaks to you. This is an indication that this part of your chart is challenged and emphasized in some way. This can apply to either your natal chart, meaning the areas ruled by that house are more significant than others. It can also mean that the affairs of a particular house is being strongly influenced by transits (what is currently going on astrologically with your chart.)

Either way this list can you get in touch with what is going on in your life. If any of the questions relevant to each house, “speak” to you, you may want to journal about it, reflect on what it may be indicating or “take it into meditation” asking for clarity/guidance.

One of my favorite ways to gain insights into this is to pull tarot cards asking things like: “Why is this coming up for me now?” or “What is this question trying to tell me?” or questions that may occur to you.


Your overall vitality; your sense of self, identity and individuality; standing up for yourself; what makes you feel unique; your basic instincts; how your world views you; your basic health, constitution, and strength.

Questions to ask related to this house:
Do you feel you are seen for who you are? Do you assert yourself in positive, effective ways? Do you trust your instincts? Do you take action when needed? Do you honor the life force within you? How?


Your finances and money; self-worth and self-esteem; feeling personally empowered; resources available to you; your offerings and innate talents; what you value and care about; How you feel about abundance and/or lack. 

Questions to ask related to this house:
Do you feel abundant and attract what you need in life? Do you use the resources you have? Are you aware of your innate talents and gifts? Do you feel you are, do and have “enough”? Do you feel empowered?


Your thoughts, attitudes and mental abilities; communication style, skills and issues; ability to assimilate new information and insights; flexibility; siblings; travel to nearby places; how you process your thoughts; your mental body (esoteric).

Questions to ask related to this house:
Are you open-minded? Do you have issues with negative self-talk? Are you focused? Do you feel you communicate well? Are you a good listener? Do you feel heard? Do you have good relationships with your siblings?


Home, family and early influences; your relationship to your mother; a sense of belonging; children, parents; spiritual genetics and generational patterns that influence you; your capacity for nurturing and to be nurtured. Home of your Soul in this incarnation [esoteric].

Questions to ask related to this house:
Is/was your home life supportive and nurturing? Do you have good relations with your mother? Children? Do you feel you belong? Do you feel you are clearing issues for your lineage? 


How you express yourself in ways that are unique; being dramatic(or perhaps overdramatic); recreation, sports, the arts and your creative process; what you do to have fun; speculative ventures; affairs of the heart; your passions and what motivates you to be more. Leadership. Also ego/pride.

Questions to ask related to this house:
Do you tend to be melodramatic? Do you have creative outlets? Or do you thwart expressing yourself creatively? Do you allow yourself to be childlike at times? Do you have fun? Too much maybe? What do you have passion for? Do you follow that? Do you take risks?


Your health, habits and daily regimes; diet, nutrition; ability to reason and apply common sense; being discriminate; work environment and conditions; volunteering and service.

Questions to ask related to this house:
Do you make good choices? Are you critical of self or others? Do you use good judgement and common sense? Do you pay proper attention to health and nutrition? Are your daily habits supportive of your well-being? Do you have a tendency towards nervousness, worry or anxiety? Do you get along with your co-workers?


Marriage (and divorce); close relationships and partnerships; your capacity for personal relationships; cooperation and compromise; the ability to live in balance and to see both sides of an issue; what opposes you; open enemies and law suits; relationship patterns and lessons.

Questions to ask related to this house:
Is the relationship arena of your life healthy? Do you feel supported by your partner/personal relationships (romantic or otherwise)? Do you have relationship issues on an on-going basis? Are you able to compromise and cooperate? Is it easy for you to receive love and support? Do you seek out relationships because you don’t like being alone (even if they may not be healthy/supportive)? Are you indecisive and have difficulty making decisions?


Transformation, transmutation and rites of passage; deep growth that brings forth your authentic Self; power and empowerment; your genetics and procreation; sexual dynamics and issues; death and rebirth; other people’s money (such as business partners, inheritances, wills, etc.); your legacy; phobias and deep fears; alchemy, the occult and the mysteries of life.

Questions to ask related to this house:
Do you have intimacy or sexual issues? Are you afraid of your power or have issues with control? Are you in a profound time of transformation? Do you find major changes unsettling? Are you willing to look beneath the surface of issues or life situations?


Higher education and philosophy; your ability to be open intellectually; your attitudes and beliefs; travel and foreign cultures (and your relationship to them); pilgrimages and quests; justice, morals and ethics; new opportunities that expand your horizons; good fortune and overall luck; your learning style and along with the 3rd house, your capacity to be open-minded and take in new information.

Questions to ask related to this house:
Do you have a positive attitude? Do you consider new options easily? Do you have a tendency to be lazy or too laid back? Are you open to new ideas? Do you feel you are treated unjustly at times?


Career and profession; your influence and presence in the world; your relationship to your father; those who have authority over you in some way; how you present yourself to and are seen in the world at large, what you contribute to the world at large. Entrepreneurs often have a strong 10th house.

Questions to ask related to this house:
Do you have a sense of purpose and overall life direction? Do you know where you are going in life? Do you have goals that are tangible and realistic? Is authority an issue for you? Are you disciplined? Do you take responsibility? Too much so? Do you delegate when needed? Are you  in touch with your Soul purpose? If so do you feel you are fulfilling it?


Friends, community and neighbors; your vision and dreams for your life (or for the stage of life you are currently in); hopes and dream; groups and associations and your relationship to them; computers and the internet.

Questions to ask related to this house:
Do you have good relationships with your friends? Do you have a strong sense of community? Are you in touch with the vision for your life? Are your ideals realistic? Do you feel a strong connection with the Global Family and humanitarian concerns? 


Your spiritual life and concerns; dreams and symbols; what is unseen and/or vague in your life; spirituality, mysticism; what inspires you; your deep beliefs; karma, past lives and their influence on this life; delusions and illusions and what you can be fooled or mislead by; addiction, secrets and confinement; how and where you find peace.

Questions to ask related to this house:
Do you have a meaningful relationship to Spirit? Do you listen/pay attention to your dreams, messages, etc.? Do you often feel spacey and ungrounded? Are you unrealistic in some area of your life? Are you easily deceived? Do you have boundary issues? Are you inclined towards addictive behavior? Do you have an over-active imagination?

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