When most people consider astrology, they look at the date that they were born, find out what sign their sun was placed in, and then they discover they are “this sign,” and that’s about as far as most people go with astrology. It’s the first thing I ask people who are interested in their astrology, too. “When is your birth date?” Then, most people walk away with the understanding that they have that sun sign, perhaps not knowing much about what it means for them and not really sure if they totally resonate with just their sun sign.
Well, if you don’t resonate with your sun sign, let me assure you that there is so much more to you and your natal chart than your sun sign! In this article, I’ll talk more about how the house of your sun also matters. For those who don’t know anything about the houses, this is what they are:
The houses are the area of your life in which the astral body (sun, moon, planets, or asteroids) expresses itself. Sun signs, although common, are really only about 1/22, approximately 4.55% while rounding up the decimal, of your natal chart, and that’s not even including asteroids like Chiron. Although it’s convenient to say, “Oh yeah, I’m a Taurine,” the truth is so much more vast about us than just our sun sign or even our natal chart in its totality (but that’s for a different conversation).
Let’s give ourselves a clearer example of the houses. Since the houses are, as I said, the area in which the astral body expresses itself, let’s use my sun sign and house as an example (it’s the closest example to me ). At the date, time, and location of my birth, the sun was in the sign of Scorpio in the seventh house, which is the house associated with Libra (each house is associated with a sign, too, and they all go in order from 1 to 12 from Aries to Pisces, respectively and in that order). The seventh house, like Libra, is the house of relationships, balance, and fairness. Scorpio is associated with transformation, desire, and that which is hidden. Thus, my sun’s energy is Scorpionic and expresses through the house of relationships, etc.
Here’s the really wild part: you have a sign and house for every one of the planets, moon, and asteroids in your chart as well as your sun sign! That’s a lot of information about you to be found in your natal chart! The other thing I want to mention in this blog post is that your houses are determined by your time and location of birth, so those are required in order to find out your houses, as well as your rising sign, which determines the placement of your houses.
If you are interested in finding out more about your sun sign and houses and receiving a natal chart reading, just check out the description about me below this post or go to the home page of my website. I work with all kinds of customized approaches to the chart and available for a free consultation, considering you are seriously interested in a session or reading. Thanks for reading this, and please leave any comments or feedback you have for me!