If a planet is setting in the West at the time of our birth its ray strikes us in such a manner as to draw us to a certain type of marriage partner, and the planets under the earth, in the North,
have an effect upon our condition in the latter part of life.
Of the ANGLES, the first house governs our personal self, and its opposite the seventh house, rules the one who is nearest and dearest to us, namely, the marriage partner. The fourth house determines conditions in our home and its opposite angle, the tenth house, shows our social standing in the community where we live.
Of the SUCCEEDENT HOUSES the second shows our financial status with regard to that which we acquire by our own efforts and the opposite succeedent house, the eight, shows whatever we may receive from others as legacies, etc. The other succeedent houses, the fifth and eleventh, show how our income may be spent, for the fifth house indicates the children of our body who have a legitimate claim to a share of our income, and the eleventh house shows the children of our brains, our hopes, wishes and aspirations which also draw upon our resources.
Of the two pairs of CADENT HOUSES the sixth is the house of voluntary
service which we perform as our share of the world's work for an equivalent share in the world's wealth, and the twelfth house shows how we may be compelled to labor without remuneration under prison restraint if we do not work willingly. The sixth house shows also the state of our health and the twelfth tells if hospital treatment is necessary.
The other pair of cadent houses, the third and ninth show whether our life and work will confine us to one place or require travel and changes of residence. In this respect the third house shows short journeys and the ninth house long travels.
The PERSONAL HOUSES comprise the first, fifth and ninth. The first house rules the constitution and peculiarities of the physical body. Planets and signs in that house put their stamp on it to make or mar according to the nature of its self-generated destiny. Our fifth house shows the quality of love-nature of the soul and the line of its expression if it follows the line of least resistance; and the ninth house shows as much of the spirit as we can apprehend in our present limited state.
The MATERIAL TRINITY OF HOUSES consists of the second, sixth and tenth
and shows the worldly possessions of man, his means of obtaining them and the enjoyment they bring him. Wealth, or its reverse, is shown by the second house, health, without which there can be no joy in any worldly possession, is shown by the sixth house; and the public prestige which is the chief source of gratification to the average human being, is shown by the tenth house.
The SOCIAL HOUSES are the third, seventh, and eleventh houses and in them is shown the nature of our relations and various classes of souls we meet in life. Brothers and sisters to whom we are bound by the time of blood are shown by the third house, the companion of our heart with whom our blood blends in another way, is shown by the seventh house, and the friends, more precious than pearls to whoever has earned friendship, are designated by the eleventh house.
The fourth and last trinity of houses is composed of the fourth, eighth and twelfth. If them are hidden mysteries of the ante-natal life of the spirit, and the post mortem experiences immediately to follow the TERMINUS VITAE. On the material plane the fourth house signifies our condition in the latter part of life, the twelfth shows the sorrow which impresses us with the worthlessness of material things and the eighth indicates the nature of our exit from the world's stage.
After the foregoing explanations, the houses may now be said to influence the affairs of life as follows:
FIRST HOUSE rules the physical body and its constitution and appearance; it determines conditions in the childhood home while the person is under control of the parents.
SECOND HOUSE rules money, the financial fortunes; it shows what the person acquires by individual effort and to a certain extent what use he will make of it.
THIRD HOUSE rules brothers and sisters, neighbors, the instinctual mind, writings, short journeys and conveyances of travel.
FOURTH HOUSE–That one of the parents who exercises the lesser influence in the person's life, conditions in the latter part of life, houses, lands, mines; everything pertaining to the earth.
FIFTH HOUSE–Love, courtship and licentiousness, the legitimate and illegitimate attraction and social intercourse between the sexes prior to wedlock; children, education institutions, books and newspapers, sports and amusements, stocks and speculations.
SIXTH HOUSE–Health, service to be rendered by the person and also the condition and faithfulness of those who serve him.
SEVENTH HOUSE–The marriage partner, the public in general, competitors, partners, opponents in litigations, rivals
EIGHTH HOUSE–Death, legacies, the marriage partner's finances, occult
abilities and faculties latent but nearly ready for manifestation.
NINTH HOUSE–Religion, spiritual experiences and aspirations, dreams and visions,long travels and law.
TENTH HOUSE–The parent who exercises most influence in the person's life, the honor and social standing of the person, his employer or judge, and the government.
ELEVENTH HOUSE–Friends, companions and well-wishers, hopes, wishes and aspirations, generally of a material nature, also stepchildren.
TWELFTH HOUSE–Confinement in hospitals or prison, secret enemies and plots; sorrow and self undoing.
THE CARDINAL SIGNS
The Cardinal Signs are ARIES, CANCER, LIBRA and CAPRICORN.
The effect of the angels, the first, fourth, seventh and tenth houses, is similar to the effect of the cardinal signs because these houses
are at the East, North, West and South points of the horoscope.
THE FIXED SIGNS
The Fixed Signs are TAURUS, LEO, SCORPIO and AQUARIUS.
The influence of the fixed signs rouses the DESIRE nature, giving stamina and persistence in action. When fixed signs are on the angles (the first, fourth, seventh and tenth houses), they exert a well nigh irresistible force, impelling the individual along a certain line. He may be slow and plodding, but is sure to be PERSISTENT in whatever he undertakes, and whatever talent he may posses in a certain direction will be exploited to its fullest extent. Setbacks which would take the courage from a person with cardinal signs do not daunt the man with fixed signs on the angels, he knows no defeat, and therefore he usually gains his goal in the end and achieves success by Concentration upon one point, and Persistence in following his chosen path.
THE COMMON SIGNS
Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo and Pisces are called common signs, their intrinsic nature being best expressed by the keyword, Flexibility. The forces working through the CARDINAL signs impinge upon the DENSE BODY
and stir it to action. The power of the COMMON signs is MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL, giving purpose to action and incentive to nobility of life.
COMPARATIVE EFFECT OF CARDINAL, FIXED AND COMMON
SIGNS ON THE ANGLES
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The cardinal class is active, the common is restless, the fixed class is rigid, the common is flexible.
when the majority of the planets are in fiery signs they make it very difficult for the person to "keep cool" physically or mentally.
A watery sign (Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces) rising, gives much less stamina and predisposes to digestive, urinary and catarrhal troubles.
Airy signs rising (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) give a nervous temperament and make the person liable to disorders of the lungs, heart and kidneys. Many planets in these signs give people literary and artistic inclinations.
Earthy signs rising (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn), give fair vitality but a secret fear of disease arrests the vital processes in the body and poisons these people so that they become victims of chronic ailments oftener than those of the other groupings. The throat, stomach and intestines are specially threatened; rheumatism and gout are also frequently experienced. When a person has many planets in earthy signs it favors the acquisition of material wealth.
THE SUN, THE MOON AND THE ASCENDANT
There are also three factors which
play a specially important part in the individual horoscope, namely the Sun, the Moon and the Ascendant, which may be said to represent the spirit, the soul and the body.
THE INFLUENCE OF THE TWELVE SIGNS
ARIES, THE RAM
those born under its influence; a pointed and protruding sheep like nose, wide forehead, pointed chin and the resultant triangular
face noted in many people, are unmistakable indications of their rising sign. Light brown or reddish tint of the hair is a pronounced characteristic of the Arian,; the body is slender and well formed; if the first part of the sign is rising the body is shorter, and the complexion darker than given by the latter degrees.
Aries people are bold, self-confident and impulsive; they aim to lead,
dislike to follow, are always ready to take the initiative in any movement that appeals to them, but often lack persistence to carry their projects to a conclusion over serious obstacles.
TAURUS, THE BULL
bodies generated under this sign are usually short and stocky. They have a strong neck with the bump of amativeness well developed, large lobe of the ear, heavy jaws, full face; nose short and stubby. Dark eyes and wavy hair frequently give them considerable beauty.
Taurus people are pre-eminently "thorough and steadfast" in everything
they do: In love, in hate, in work or play, they persist in a given direction, and neither reason nor argument will turn them. They are verbose and argumentative in defense of their actions or opinions; they grasp new ideas slowly, with difficulty and conservatively, but once comprehended and espoused, they always remember what they have learned and defend their opinions to the last ditch.
The Sun rising in Taurus gives an unusually firm physique, and accentuates the Taurus pride in strength. THE MOON, being the planet of fecundity, is exalted in this exceedingly fruitful sign; hence people with the Moon in Taurus have large families, particularly if the configuration is in the fifth house, for that designates children.
Venus, the ruler of Taurus, rising in that sign, makes the form beautiful as well as strong, also giving artistic ability and musical inspiration.
GEMINI, THE TWINS
When Gemini is rising the body generated is tall and slender, the arms
and limbs are particularly long, fingers slender, hair dark, eyes hazel. Gemini people are quick, active and alert in all their movements, habitual restlessness being noticeable in the expression of the eyes, which differs in that respect from more fixed tendencies of the eyes of those born under the two preceding signs,
Two distinct classes are born under this sign; one, too fond of reading, should cultivate independent thought, instead of repeating other people's ideas, or aping their manners; the other is scientific, well balanced and reserved; a model for any person.
Mercury, the ruler, rising in Gemini, sharpens perception, gives ability as a writer, or speaker, but makes the person born with that position extremely irritable, vacillating and fond of change of scene and employment. Such people are best fitted for traveling salesmen.