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A How To Post: finding the house your new moon, full moon or transit is in

This is an educational post on how to find your transits in the houses for example when you hear a new moon is at 10 degrees of aquarius or an eclipse is at 14 degrees of Aries or Saturn is transiting 21 degrees of Scorpio you will know what house to look in. You will know where & how this will effect you

Step 1 go to



Step 2 Select Extended Chart Selection

Step 3 fill out the birth data entry & click continue this will bring you to your birth chart


Step 4 press additional tables PDF
You will see the location of the planets & on the right side your houses


You only need the sign and the houses at this stage you do not need the “planet positions”. My 12th house is at 20 degrees of capricorn -my first house is at 19 degrees of aquarius that means that my 12th house holds 20 degrees of capricorn all the way until 19 degrees of aquarius

This week a new moon is in 10 degrees of aquarius. It falls in my 12th house because my 1st house doesn’t start until 19 degrees.



Another way to do this is to simply click "transits" on the natal chart page & this will bring up your natal chart & the transiting planets in green on the outside. For instance Saturn is transiting my 9th house, you can see that by just looking at it.



If you ever need to change the date on the extended chart selection page you can adjust the date too see past transits or future transits

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How to determine the ruler of the houses in the houses

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

A beginners Guide to reading your natal chart

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

A beginners Guide to reading 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 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




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Aquarius on the Cusp

On the Cusp of each house is a different sign, this sign gives the house additional energy whether or not there are planets located in that house

Aquarius on the cusp will infuse that house with individualism, unexpected and eccentric energy




Aquarius on the 1st house cusp: Forward thinking, a true individual, you enjoy change and shaking up the status quo. Rebellious and inventive others are attracted to your unique and sometimes eccentric personality

Aquarius on the 2nd house cup: Fluctuation in finances, sometimes you have grand money making ideas that will pan out at other times not so much.

Aquarius on the 3rd house cusp: A trend setter and independent thinker, you are erratic in speech sometimes bouncing from topic to topic. Nevertheless lively and interesting, discussing topics and ideas no one else has thought of.

Aquarius on 4th house cusp: Growing up your home may have gone under many changes. Moving perhaps or step parents. As an adult you may move often or find you redecorate often, sometimes redoing your entire living quarters.

Aquarius on the 5th house cusp: you attract odd love affairs. Something that is outside the “norm”. Hobbies themselves may be unique or of a Uranian nature such as astrology and internet based or electronic hobbies.

Aquarius on the 6th house cusp: You require a job that is outside of the 9 to 5 daily grind. Perhaps a place where you can use your humanitarian nature.

Aquarius on the 7th house cusp: You want a partner that is also a friend. Relationships may undergo many changes such as sudden break ups and just as sudden make ups.

Aquarius on the 8th house cusp: Expect the unexpected in relation to other people’s finances. Sudden inheritances, with unexpected expenses. Save while you have it in something secure such as bonds and cds

Aquarius on the 9th house cusp: Changes in philosophy the more you learn and grow. You mind is wide open accepting and possibly embracing other cultures and ways of life.

Aquarius on the 10th house cusp: Unusual career path, where you can utilize you forward way of thinking and inventive mind. Career may go through various changes before picking one that really holds your interest.

Aquarius on the 11th house cusp: Aquarius is at home in the 11th house. You love group activities and spending time with your vast group of unusual friends.

Aquarius on the 12th house Cusp: You may enjoy unusual activities such as astrology and other occult things but you do not willingly share these less than “normal” ideas with others. Allow your unusual side to flow; you never know what you may learn


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Virgo On The Cusp

 On the Cusp of each house is a different sign, this sign gives the house additional energy whether or not there are planets located in that house

Virgo on the cusp will infuse that house with a meticulous energy in search of perfection.


Virgo on the 1st house cusp you are very practical, enjoy sticking to routines in your daily life. Your mind always rules over feelings. Great with budgeting, following rules that have been set you are one of the most the most meticulous and precise signs in the zodiac.

Virgo on the 2nd house cusp: You tend to keep towards a strict budget, over spending is not an issue for you; you tend to look for bargains and make sure you receive the best value

Virgo on the 3rd house cusp: You mean what you say, carefully weighing your words before speaking. You may tend towards being critical in others and have a tendency towards perfection.

Virgo on the 4th house cusp: You prefer an organized home, where everything has a place, if someone went into your medicine cabinet you would realize.

Virgo on the 5th house cusp: You have high standards in love, be careful in seeking perfection, as no one is perfect.  You may enjoy hobbies such as reading, Sudoku and crossword puzzles.

Virgo on the 6th house cusp: You hold yourself to very high working standards. An employer can be sure you will eagerly complete tasks and that they will be done to perfection. You follow rules and expect others to adhere to the same standards

Virgo on the 7th house cusp: You may seek a perfect relationship and a perfect partner. A practical partner that fits into your life and agrees with the way you see things

Virgo on the 8th house cusp: Worrisome over finances, overly concerned with how your partner budgets their finances.

Virgo on 9th house cusp: Your views must have a basis in reality. Philisophical approach must be something you can see, hear and touch.

Virgo on the 10th house cusp: Hardworking and meticulous in your career, you strive for perfectionism and expect the same of others. Be careful to alienate others when pointing gout imperfections. May indicate a career in service industry

Virgo on the 11th house cusp: You may have a small group of friends. You may enjoy group activities where you can be of service to others

Virgo on the 12th house cusp: You work in the background; you pick up on the small details others do not see.