Astrology – The derived house system – Another layer of reading

The field of astrology is huge with so many possibilities. To study it in a manageable proportion, we have to look at it segment by segment. Once we have two astrological segments under reasonable control, we can fuse them together to develop an understandable narrative. Once we’ve studied an additional segment, we use the same fusion process to expand our information while keeping it cohesive. We study segment by segment, adding to our previous storage until we have a usable set of information that we can pull from at any time. This reminds me of the way we learn anything, step by step, adding as we go.

In order to individualize this set of astrological information we begin with the natal wheel of any birth. We then draw from this pool of information at will, weaving the various appropriate segments into that wheel to read that person’s life story. In short, we learn the basics of astrology so that we can tell the personal story of each individual sky chart.

In other articles I have suggested that astrology has four pillars: planets, signs, houses and aspects. Also, my conclusion is that the planets are the keystones of the four cornerstones. Each of these four segments must be studied in the early stages of astrology so that they can be combined as described to begin the reading process. In this article we will look at two of the segments, planets and houses, in a particular combination technique called the derived house system. This technique is usable by those students of astrology who have completed the initiation stage. Soon…

  • houses are the division of the 360 ​​degree wheel into 12 compartments. Each compartment contains about 1/12 of the life experience or problems for any person, so each compartment is full of problems. Because the entire house system is built with the Earth at the center of each wheel, the houses are the actual experience for that wheel and that person.
  • planets they represent the various functions of the human being, such as the impulses of the ego and self-identity, the impulses of nesting, family and emotional, the function of communication and learning, the impulse to relate, to name- not some Traditionally there are ten bodies: our star, our satellite the Moon and our eight sister planets.

System of derivative houses To study a single planet thoroughly, we must go beyond the generic meaning of that planet to see it at work in the sign it is placed in, the house it occupies, the house it rules, and the aspects it is involved in . All of this is valuable and usually up to any reading. The derivative technique can give you another layer of house meaning simply by looking at the 12-fold process of any of the ten planets. How? You simply start with the position of a single planet in the house it occupies and mentally recognize it as the first house expression of that planet. Then count consecutively counterclockwise around the wheel from this first house. Each planet and what that planet represents in the individual will have the contribution of the 12 houses and their problems. You don’t lose the value of a regular wheel reading, you just add an extra layer of meaning. An example may make this explanation easier to understand.

Let’s start with the Sun (ego drive) in Scorpio (sign) in the 5th house (occupation), ruling the 3rd (governance), and then list the aspects and their meanings individually. This takes you through the usual method of reading the Sun. For another layer of meaning, put your finger on this Sun (ego and self-identity) and recognize that its first house expression, regardless of which house the Sun occupies, is the way the world sees the Sun’s problems, like this Sun and its problems. respond immediately to activations in your environment, this Sun’s personal self-projection, and the Sun’s coping skills. Where does the Sun (ego, self-identity) begin? All that really takes place in the 5th house in this example, so you must also see this solar application as creativity, children of the mind and body, speculation and family values ​​(2nd from 4th natal). The Sun has more than its own identity, it also has a system of values, communication, relationship, and all the other usual meanings of the traditional house and which is determined by this method.

  • If the Sun is in the 5th and this is their personal projection point (1st house to that person’s Sun), the value systems for the Sun will be in the adjacent 6th house (next counterclockwise of the clock). The value system of the Sun as a 6th house relates to work, service and/or health issues.
  • communication for the Sun’s issues (self-identity, ego, etc.) is the Sun’s 3rd house or 7th house in this example. In this example, the Sun’s communication mechanism will work through the partnering and networking function of the chart owner’s collaborative house.
  • One more thing…home, home, roots (4th house matters) for the Sun actually occur in the 8th (next house counterclockwise) of joint values, joint finances, the life and death issues etc.

To make it easier for you to learn and play with this technique, here are a few short statements about the basic planet and house meanings:

The first planets…

  • The Sun represents one’s identity, ego, basic character and general vitality.
  • The Moon represents emotions, memory, maternal and instinctive impulses.
  • Mercury represents problems of communication, education and transportation.
  • Venus represents relational skills and impulses, issues of social and financial worth.
  • Mars represents our assertive and aggressive impulses, courage or lack thereof.
  • Jupiter represents our expansive, philosophical urges that seek more life desires.
  • Saturn represents structure, duty, responsibility and organizational skills.
  • Uranus represents matters of rebellion, futuristic, unique and individualization.
  • Neptune represents inspiration, aspiration, dreams, visions, delusional issues.
  • Pluto represents power, powerlessness, empowerment and destiny at work.

Then the houses…

  • The 1st house is self-projection, coping skills, immediate response to the environment, the way the world sees you.
  • The 2nd house is values ​​and social and financial resources, talents.
  • The 3rd house is communications, education and transport, siblings, cousins ​​and neighbours.
  • 4th house is house, home, family, roots, inner security parents, conclusions.
  • The 5th house is creations of mind and body, love, speculation, family values.
  • The 6th house is your daily work issues, service to others and health.
  • The 7th house is all associations, business and personal, networks and alliances.
  • The 8th house is associated with securities and finances, insurance, taxes and death.
  • 9th house is belief systems, higher education, legalities, multicultural activities.
  • The 10th house is goals, achievements, stature, reputation, career, success or lack thereof
  • The 11th house is friends, groups, career achievements, desires, hopes and dreams.
  • The 12th house is hidden, recessive and can be self-sabotaging, a blind spot,

Simply pick a planet and read it through the 12 houses starting with the house it occupies as number 1. You can do this for each of the 10 bodies. This is a study technique initially, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll find yourself incorporating it into your readings quite easily.

Recommended reading:

Astrology Cornerstones: Planets, Signs, Houses and Aspects