An In Depth Guide to Eleventh House Astrology
The Eleventh House in astrology is a natural continuation of the Tenth House. While the Tenth house looked at your career and prestige, the Eleventh looks at your social network.
The 11th house reveals how you approach your friendships, what your relationships are like with your friends, and how interested you are in groups, clubs, and other organizations. It also explores your hopes and dreams – and how your social network can help you achieve them.
This house takes you beyond an ego-centric worldview and starts to have you branch out. You begin to identify with the world outside of you through your friends and the groups and organizations you join. It is through these groups that you gain a stronger sense of security and a stronger sense of identity.
Yet, the Eleventh House also has a spiritual component that reveals how you relate to everyone else on the planet.
This house moves you from being a distinct individual separate from everyone to someone who desires to connect with others. Instead of spending your energy on how you can stand out (see previous houses), you're now focused on promoting the groups with which you associate. This can be anything from a local sporting group to something on a larger scale, such as Habitat for Humanity. In doing so, you may give up your personal desires to follow group decisions.
The planets in the Eleventh House can give insight into what groups you may join, such as Mars pointing to sporting clubs and Uranus to astrology organizations.
The 11th House's Natural Planetary Ruler and Astrology Sign: Uranus and Aquarius
Questions Answered by 11th House Astrology
- How do you function with others?
- How concerned are you with fitting in, i.e., having the “right” friends, the “right” beliefs, going to the “right” places, doing the “right” activities?
- How do you see yourself as tying into humanity?
- Are you a social butterfly or are you working for social change?
- What kinds of friends or groups interest you?
Examples of How Eleventh House Astrology Works
Aries in the 11th House
You are attracted to people who are outgoing, driven, and to the point. However, your friendships may not last long. You enjoy groups based on physical activity. You do best when you can lead the group as waiting for others and following rules can frustrate you.
Taurus in the 11th House
You probably prefer the company of a few close friends than to be surrounded by a group of people. You prefer to use your social network to help you be successful.
Gemini in the 11th House
You might become a group spokesperson or the group secretary. Anything that allows you to use your conversational abilities should allow you to thrive. You'll find yourself attracted to people who enjoy talking about a wide variety of subjects and who can keep up with your quick mind. You may have a lot of acquaintances, but few close friends.
Cancer in the 11th House
You tend to prefer groups where you can feel comfortable, and you take part in activities that make you comfortable. This could include offering your house as a meeting place or making sure refreshments are always in order. Groups centered around art or care-giving likely appeal to you. You probably have a few close friends who are like an extended family to you.
Leo in the 11th House
You do best when you are the leader of the group. You might find yourself attracted to political groups or organizations where you can create social change. You may not always enjoy being a part of a group, but you do enjoy making a difference. You probably have a lot of acquaintances as well as close friends.
Virgo in the 11th House
You are very loyal to your friends, although you may not have many close ones. You can be a social butterfly to the extent that you may forget about day-to-day life. You may find yourself focused on having the “right” friends, even if this translates as ones who need you somehow. You tend to prefer groups focused on humanitarian efforts.
Libra in the 11th House
You may blend in easily, preferring to keep the peace in groups and organizations. You will likely find yourself easily making new friends through different group activities. Groups involved in social change are ones where you'll likely be happiest. You probably have a lot of friends with whom you enjoy spending equal amounts of time.
Scorpio in the 11th House
You are loyal to your friends, but it is important that they share your view of the world and your interest in power. You may prefer being in a group setting to being with individuals. You are probably attracted to “secret” groups and exclusive organizations.
Sagittarius in the 11th House
Social networking can help you be successful in business and career. You view groups as a way to connect with the world, and it's easy for you to focus on the group dynamic rather than the drama on an individual. Your easy-going nature and charisma result in you often being in a leadership position. You have a lot of acquaintances, but few close friends. You generally aren't concerned about fitting in.
Capricorn in the 11th House
You may not be comfortable in groups. You may feel awkward and hold yourself back from others. Your love of order helps you do best in groups where there are a lot of rules and structure. You would rather be with a few lifelong friends than with many people. But even with friends, you are likely to let them fall to the side until you believe you are successful in life.
Aquarius in the 11th House
You do well in groups, but you prefer to stand out rather than to fit in. Your friends tend to be unique, original, and non-conformist. You enjoy joining groups focused on technology, social change, and humanitarian needs.
Pisces in the 11th House
You are very loyal to your friends, but they can easily take advantage of you if you don't set healthy boundaries. You have a very giving and loyal nature, but you also have a tendency to see people for who you want them to be, not for reality. This can cause you to be disappointed and to see slights that aren't really there. You are likely attracted to musical and spiritual groups.
Learn more with The Twelve Houses.