The 9th house & YES the higher mind

I’m very 9th house esque this year; I get some shit from people when I write about the 9th house people often get offended when I explain that the 9th house is the house of the higher mind. This does not imply that if you do not have planets here you aren’t intelligent and further more I did not invent astrology this is one of those cases where; it is what it is. If you embrace astrology you have to embrace all of the parts of yourself. In any event people are often offended when I say the 9th house is opposite of the 3rd house in astrology (which it is) naturally the 3rd house is ruled by Gemini, Gemini oversees communication; fax, letters, emails, electronics, our siblings, grammar school education, short trips, gossip, it is considered the “lower mind” across from the 3rd house is the 9th house ruled by Gemini’s opposing sign of Sagittarius which overseas long distance journeys (out of the country), higher education like university, law, religion the BIG stuff. I had a nasty email from someone that is offended by this. But it is fact. I have Venus and Mars in the 3rd house, I certainly consider myself intelligent, and learning is a continuous process, while I do not have a masters degree I have an Associate’s Degree, am a certified astrologer, notary and chef and am presently enrolled at NYU for a certificate in Journalism, I’ve been many places Europe included but you will not find me backpacking anywhere. I like short trips France in 4 days, I short trips they restore me however if my Venus and mars were in the 9th house I would probably marry someone from a different country, have a degree nothing short of a bachelors, perhaps a PhD or a Law Degree I would travel the globe extensively and maybe even speak several languages. One is not better than the other, they are just different.
This year I feel very 9th house oriented, I have the Sun, Moon and Mercury in my 9th house in my solar return, Praise the Lord Saturn is finally leaving my 8th house by October and will enter my 9th house and Jupiter (ruler of the 9th house and Sagittarius) is transiting my Sun. My mind feels alive, I can’t quite explain it, but there is an explosion going on inside my head. I have discovered Eckhart Tolle recently and feel like that man is speaking to my soul. I’m actively trying to live his book “the power of now” to be present is essential, I’m meditating daily sometimes up to 3x a day and there are affirmations and yoga classes several times a week. This whole feeling of wanting to align my mind, body and soul. And of course I’m taking classes at NYU for journalism, forever studying something astrology related, just booked a night at a Positive Thinking workshop. It’s all very strange. I have books in my house that I have read in the past but didn’t find them to be useful. I’m not a read for enjoyment person, so I had some books about meditation and healing your life that I had stored away in boxes when someone on twitter suggested I read a particular book that I actually already had. Two things dawned on me
1. Everything we need we already have
2. When the student is ready the teacher appears ( I wasn’t ready before)
My view of the world is changing, I’m finding an inner surrender, and I’m aware that that is today and tomorrow it may all change. I have this urge to travel particularly to Costa Rica on a yoga retreat. I will get there, by the looks of it astrologically not until next summer, but I know I will be there. I feel it in my soul that zip line is calling me! Saturn is legendary for nixing travel when in the 9th house, it’s not the best idea to travel when it is there except for work, I cant help but think to myself this is work, my inner work.
I wonder how 9th house people feel all of the time, not just when the 9th house is activated by transits. Do they just walk around 24/7 knowledgeable? I find the entire experience fascinating. I remember looking at my solar return 2 years ago thinking please don’t let me become a born again Christian. No offense, I’m just not one for organized religion or the idea of going to hell because you ate meat on a Friday or because you are a man in love with a man. When I’m doing my downward dog I breathe out a sigh of relief, you can never quite pinpoint how the change will occur but I’m happy the way my higher mind, yes my higher mind is taking shape. Namaste


  1. WaterJewel, you experienced so much of the same things I have! I lost everything I once knew in such a brief time. My home, was divorced, family of origin (death of mother too) my grown children, pet, finances… I didn’t know that things could be ripped away so powerfully. I have my sun in the 9th house in Cancer. Saturn opposed in Capricorn in the 3rd house. I physically lost my ability to speak and suffered seizures. Moon 29 degrees in the 11th house, in Leo Cusp Virgo (I was told it was a Karmic placement). Moon conjuncts Venus 11th house in Virgo, Mars 10th house in Leo and Neptune 1st house Scorpio. Chiron is opposed in Aquarius 4th house. North Node in Libra in the 12th house square Saturn. It was death. I was told by an astrologer that I was going to die in 2009. The divorce papers were served on me in February 2009 ( I hadn’t seen it coming) and the cycle ended in 2102 when everything else, I mentioned, happened. People who I had helped in the past were not willing to help. I found that when I reached out to knock on a door I believed was friendly, I found that no one answered. I didn’t know how to handle such indifference to pain because I never denied anyone help. This was one of the key reasons I was divorced..My ex found it disgusting that I would give for the sake of helping without anything immediately in return.

    StarsMoonandSun, I totally agree with what you described. I didn’t know that 9th house people were like this and am so happy to have found your site. Thank you!
    I was on auto pilot through much of this and in late 2014, I had so many downloads coming it was amazing. I have always been a person who gives to others Jupiter 2nd house in Scorpio, but I let myself out. I have been learning to take care of myself and how to receive but feel the need to help others too. I am a natural born Medium, Psychic, and budding Astrologer who is currently studying Evolutionary Astrology.
    My lifetime experiences have taught me so much but I yearn to learn and do more. I too have a desire to be a Journalist and have a strength in written experession..iBut an obstacle is to try and stay focused on one idea at a time 🙂 My mind is very quick and my thoughts go deep. My thoughts tend to ramble but they do make sense when I slow things down.

    I am not a victim! I believe that I survived because of Fatih..Faith that there was something more and there are reasons for everything that happened so that my Soul can grow.

    Thank you both for sharing!

  2. In my chart, the 9th house is the only one with more than one planet in it, Sun and Chiron in Sag, Venus in Cap. My whole life has felt like I was driven to seek deeper meaning, higher purpose and truth. While I was never really happy in traditional education, I sought out higher knowledge thru books, spiritual teachers and mentors. I studied astrology, yoga, meditation and all that stuff for over 40 yrs. I have now reached a point where I have the capacity to know within myself what I looked to others for in the past. All the outer help is no longer useful. I’ve traveled a bit and it had some value but mostly inner travel has served me best. I married a man who wad foreign born but grew up in the states.

    I found this blog while searching for info on Saturn transiting the 8th house (you nailed it) which is happening for me this year while it is also in Scorpio. The Uranus/Pluto square has been and will continue to criss-crossing my ascendant during its 2012-2015 connection. I hadn’t realized the extent of the damage Saturn does in that house as I was heavily impacted by the Grand Cross in April of this year and thought it was all about that until I read your blog. I lost everything then, my home, my livelihood, my possessions, my sanity. Luckily a family member took me in and gave me a safe place to fall apart (I am still there). The one thing that was different for me is that many people (some whom I’ve helped out in the past) tried and did help me but most did not understand what I was going thru as all the doors that seemed like they were opening started to close and that was the end of that part of my life. Also the mirroring I received was all positive, loving and beautiful, I just couldn’t receive it. Now it’s getting in and I see light at the end if the tunnel. It will be interesting to see what happens as Saturn moved into Sag.

    I’m enjoying reading your blog. Very spot on and funny.

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