Last week I found myself telling my coworker “I didn’t give birth to anyone here. No one came out of my vagina” Vulgar yes, truthful hmmm yes. Two weeks in a row on my day off I was contacted to inquire why two of my grown 30 & over coworkers weren’t at work, another time I was asked when will “so & so” be back; truth be told I had the answers but I just reply “I’m not anyone’s mother” I had to laugh when someone was informing me of someone else’s bad behavior they said, “they never do that when you are around”. I yell like a lot of moms, I suppose… (I don’t believe in yelling at small children PS) I have taken 5 days off due to exhaustion and just to catch up on life, relaxing, yoga, cooking, writing (Nourishing my Natal 5th house Sun) when I decided to whip up some tasty cake pops and handmade chocolates-pictures to follow- for people at work & I thought my god I’m like a mother.
Ya see Cancer the sign of mom-rules my 6th house-the house of work. That means Cancer is on the 6th house cusp. Furthermore the ruler of my 4th house (4th house rules home) is placed in my 6th. Coworkers feel like family(I’m blessed in that sense), work feels like home, perhaps for other people with this combination; they live at the place they work. This thought has brought me to my latest post.
The rulers of the houses in the houses.
It is an integral part of reading a natal chart a detail a lot of people may leave out but one that holds a lot of information. It can show you how someone expresses love how they earn a living, what they value, where they find joy.
I will walk you through it, this is more of an informative post than my typical rant after all I want you to be able to read your own chart and come back and chat with me about what you find.
Here is the natal chart:
The Natal Chart consists of 12 houses you can read about them here
Every house represents an area of life
There are 10 planets (Yes I’m counting Pluto now and always)
The planets in the houses are how you act out those areas of your life. For instance if you have Mars in the 4th house (home of family). Mars is an aggressive planet so you may have a lot of fights with family, put it in the 6th (house of daily activity) disagreements with coworkers, put it in the 10th (career house) your chosen profession may be a police officer.
This is beginner’s stuff you can read my guide here on how to read your natal chart
And then aside from the houses and the planets there is a sign “on the cusp” or the outer wheel of the natal chart. People often become alarmed when they see an empty house but a house is never really empty it is infused with the sign on the cusp
See that arrow I have Aquarius on my 1st house cusp
Start with your rising sign, this is very important, it’s the sign on the 1st house cusp, the first house is you, your appearance, your mannerisms, the way you look, how the world sees you. For instance: I have Aquarius rising, Aquarius is ruled by Uranus. Uranus is found in my 8th house the 8th house rules the occult, the taboo, deep probing psychoanalysis, life and death, transformation. Anyone who knows me knows I’m intense, that I’m continuously on a cathartic process for lack of a better phrase.
Next I go to my 2nd house; the sign on the cusp is Aries See arrow:
is ruled by Mars, Mars is placed in the 3rd house. The 2nd house rules your values, how we earn money, how we spend money, with the ruler (Mars) placed in the 3rd a house that rules communication, writing, mental capabilities, and travel you can tell I earn my 2nd house money via 3rd house activities, I blog, I literally work in the travel industry and I will add that I fiercely (Mars/Aries) stand up for what I believe in.
Here are the rulerships of each sign to help you. This is taken from a wonderful book for beginners with beautiful illustrations Called Astrology A Complete Illustrated Guide to The Zodiac by Molly Hall
We can see I’m a Cancer, moody, sensitive, and protective, I like to bake; I own a home –all those Cancer things-
My Sun is in the 5th house, the 5th house is dramatic, theatrical, and home to hobbies, dating, romance, fun and risk taking.
Combined you can surmise I’m a cancer that enjoys acting, I m happiest when going to the movies, taken chances, love is a central theme in my life, self expression is a major theme in my life. If I had children they would no doubt be the end all and be all for me.
Now take that a step further and look at the sign on the cusp of the 5th house. Gemini is on my 5th house cusp.
So if the 5th house rules; romance, risk taking self-expression the house the ruling planet is in will show where I have romances, take chances, expression myself. Gemini rules the 5th, the ruler of Gemini is in mercury, mercury is placed in the 6th house; the 6th house rules our daily lives, our work, our coworkers, our pets, and our routine. Put it all together and I express myself daily, I find romances with coworkers, I take chances when it comes to my job. You can do this will all the houses, you should do this with all the houses it will give you a clearer picture of the natal chart potential.
If it is difficult for you to read the signs if you are using astro.com or another software they give you a list of the signs on the cusps that looks like this
I have 6th house cusp in Cancer, this makes my moon the ruler; the moon is placed in my 2nd house. And while my 6th house is infused with Cancer energy I defend my coworkers, yes I bake for them if they call at 2am I answer the phone but with the ruler of the 6th being in the 2nd I love to think of this simply; I go to work to earn money. I’m not in any way shape or form identified by my job.
Even if houses seem empty my 7th house (it isn’t Saturn reaches it from the 6th) but there isn’t a planet in there. I still have Leo on the cusp and this infuses the 7th house with Leo like energy. The 7th house rules partnership. I attract Leo types. I like a macho man, a man with a bit of show, someone I can adore. The Sun rules Leo, my sun is in the 5th house of-hobbies, romance, children, love, this indicates I marry for love, I marry someone I can have fun with, I marry someone where there is continuous romance, business partners become Lovers etc.
I once met a man that said to me and I quote: “I am only getting married so I can have children, why else would anyone get married” I almost fell over; I want to marry for nothing short of real deal romantic love. But I have the ruler of the 7th in the 5th…he has the ruler of the 7th in the 4th house of family. You get married to start a family. I love when Astrology is beautiful like that, like a perfect pattern.
Checking the ruler ships also give you insight to family dynamics. The MC or 10th house rules the father (and career path). Look at my 10th house I have Sagittarius on the 10th house cusp, 10th house rules “other countries” my father was not from this country. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, Jupiter is placed in my 4th house which rules the mother…I can’t quite put my finger on it but I think this has something to do with my mother playing both roles; she was my mother and my father.
Let me know what you find in your natal potential xo