What are "angular houses" in astrology?

What are "angular houses" in astrology?

An angular house, also known as a cardinal house in astrology, is one of the four cardinal houses of the horoscope, which are the houses in which the angles of the chart (the Ascendant, Midheaven, Imum Coeli, and Descendant) are placed. The angular house indicates a person's relationship to ideals, morals, and religion. It can also indicate a person's desire to achieve status or fame. The angular house is the most important house in an individual's chart because it represents the type of society in which each person was born.

The angular house determines what kind of values are favored by your culture. For example, if you were born under the rule of a despotic ruler, such as a king or emperor, then your angular house would be the palace house. If you were born in a country with a democratic government, such as America, then your angular house would be the house of democracy. Angular houses can also tell us about personal qualities that are desirable in leaders, such as morality, wisdom, knowledge, ambition, creativity, and so on.

In addition to indicating cultural values, the angular house also indicates personal traits. For example, if you were born under the sign of Aries in the angular house, this would show that you are independent and have a strong will. You don't need others to succeed in life. Your angular house also shows that you are moral and believe in ideals.

What does "house" symbolize in astrology?

The astrological houses describe the specific aspects of your life to which your horoscope refers. For example, each house signifies something entirely different; they decide the many sorts of people, locations, and life events you will face over your lifetime.

The house cusps are points where two planets conjoin their orbits, causing a sudden change in the nature of the influence upon Earth. The first house cusp is when the Moon joins with the Sun in the birth chart, marking the beginning of a new lunar cycle. The second house cusp occurs when Jupiter aligns with Saturn, closing out one phase of growth and preparing you for another. Other major house cusps include Uranus joining with Neptune, which marks a new direction in science and technology; Pluto joining with its former ruler, now known as Chiron, which indicates that a person has reached the point of true transformation.

The first thing to understand about the houses is that they have no physical existence. The universe does not pause to acknowledge your arrival at a new stage of life, so there is no actual moment when one house ends and another begins. Instead, the houses are conceptual structures invented by ancient astrologers to help them understand how the movements of the sun, moon, and planets affect humanity. Houses also provide a framework within which we can view our lives.

Are the houses the same in Western and Vedic astrology?

Western astrology employs both equal and unequal houses because it employs a house system that places the Ascendant degree at the beginning of the first house, whereas Vedic astrology employs complete sign houses, in which the Ascendant can fall at any degree in the first house and each house contains only one sign. Therefore, in Western astrology there can be four types of configurations of the chart: equal signs (each house is equal), unequal signs before the Ascendant (the 1st house is larger than the other three), unequal signs after the Ascendant (the 4th house is larger than the other three), and empty signs (no signs present).

In an equal house system, all planets within the chart will occupy either the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd house, based on their positions within those houses. If the Sun is in the 1st house, for example, then this means that everything connected with love is found there. The planet Venus would also be in the 1st house since it is related to love and beauty. Earth is in the 2nd house since it is associated with security and survival. Mars is in the 3rd house since it is related to aggression and ambition. Jupiter is in the 4th house since it is related to authority and success.

Equal houses are most common among modern practitioners of Western astrology because they feel that all planets being considered should have an equal weight in determining fate.

Is an equal house the same as a whole house?

If your ascendant is at 25 degrees (or any degree) of Aries, for example, Aries as a sign is your first house. Taurus, your second house, and so forth. Another approach that defines each house as exactly 30 degree blocks from the ascendant degree is "equal house." Here, the first house is defined as the portion of the chart between 0-30 degrees from the Ascendant, the second house as 30-60, and so on. Both methods yield the same results.

An equal house does not necessarily mean that the houses are of equal size. It can also be interpreted as meaning that all the houses have been taken care of by you - either through your own actions or through those of others. For example, if you were to receive good news from someone who lives in your equal house, this would reflect well on you, since it shows that you both have a level head and responsible ways of dealing with life's challenges.

The phrase "an equal house" comes from astrology. If you understand how the planets affect us each day, then you will know that when they are in certain signs each month, the effects of these signs last for several hours. So when the planets are in their equal houses at such times, the effect of this mutual reception lasts until the next occurrence of the event that brought them together.

Is the 1st house ascendant?

Your ascendant is housed in your first dwelling. In the same way that the ascendant marks a point in your astrological chart at the precise time of your birth, you might think of the first house as the beginning—not only of the houses, but of you. It represents who you are from the very beginning of your life.

It is also the house of family members, so it's not surprising that this area of your chart shows how you deal with others and what place you give to them in your life. This house will also tell you something about your spouse, siblings, children, ancestors, and other relatives.

Beyond that, the first house reveals details about your career and personal ambitions. It tells you if you are a person who takes initiative or waits for others to make decisions for you. The first house also indicates whether you are a people-person or not; do you like interacting with many different people every day or not? If you are good at reading other people, they may have found out about these questions through their own analysis of the second house. That's why an individual's first house characterizes how they relate to others—it can tell you quite a bit about their personality.

Finally, the first house affects your view of religion and spirituality.

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