An In-depth guide to 2nd House Astrology and Its Meaning
When we looked at the 1st House, we saw how the planets influence your individual identity and your approach to life.
With the 2nd House, astrology takes a more in-depth look into who you are by focusing on what you value and what you want to gain. These provide insight into how you structure your life.
That's why the meaning usually given to the 2nd House is “Values, Possessions, Money and Resources.”
The 2nd House's Natural Planetary Ruler: Venus
The 2nd House's Natural Astrology Sign: Taurus
Characteristics of the 2nd House: While the 2nd House does cover money and resources, there's actually much more to it than that.
At its essence, the 2nd House gives an in depth understanding about what you do to make yourself feel stable and secure.
It's the resources and attributes you have, or hope to have, that will make you feel valuable, fulfilled, safe, and worthy. While for many people this is money, and money is certainly covered by the 2nd House, there are other things that can make you feel safe.
Personal security is different for everyone.
The planets and astrology signs in your 2nd house indicate what makes you feel safe and secure. Whatever gives you those feelings – whether it's knowledge, wealth, religion, or what not – those are the things you will naturally want to acquire more of.
2nd House astrology also reveals your natural abilities – the valuable qualities that you can tap into to increase your sense of self-worth, to get the things you want in life, and to know what matters the most to you.
2nd House astrology does give meaning to your relationship with money and other possessions. It indicates how you view the material world and the issues you will encounter in regards to it. It also shows how you approach earning money and how you develop skills and other resources.
Questions answered by 2nd House astrology:
- Do you hold onto money like Ebenezer Scrooge, or do you spend it as fast as you get it?
- Is it hard for you to earn money or does everything you touch turn to gold?
- Are you only interested in the unattainable or do you still want things after you obtain them?
- What makes you feel safe and secure?
- What natural skills and abilities do you have that can help you get more in life?
- What job or line of work would you be most successful at?
- What is important to you?
- What do you hope to gain in life?
An example of your 2nd House astrology at play
Let's say you have Mars or Aries in your 2nd house. What does this tell us about you?
We know you probably want to have a lot of money, but you tend to spend any that comes to you very quickly. You need to pay attention to your spending and make sure it doesn't get out of control.
You might identify your self-worth by how much money and “stuff” you have – how big your house is, how expensive your car is, the designer of your clothes (Gucci, not Target, dahling)…
You might excel in the military, or as a police officer, security guard, mechanic, engineer, or a metalworker.
Your natural strengths to develop include directness, bravery, and knowing what you want and how to get it. These are the skills that will allow you to feel more safe and secure, and they can help you acquire wealth and possessions.
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