The 12 Houses of astrology are arranged on a circle-shaped chart. The wheel of Houses should not be confused with the zodiac wheel. They are 2 different wheels. The zodiac wheel is based on the sun's apparent yearly rotation about our Earth (along the ecliptic), while the wheel of Houses is based on our Earth's 24-hour rotation about its own axis. The 2 wheels join together at points derived by calculations involving your exact birth time and astronomical birth coordinates. Then, the planets are described in 2 ways: as being in a zodiac sign, and also as being in a House. For example, two people may both have a Pisces Sun sign, but one may have the Pisces Sun in his 12th House, while the other may have his Pisces Sun in his 1st house. This could make for two very different types of people. (Another reason why when I write weekly/monthly it is way more accurate to read for your rising/ascendant sign)
The 12 Houses of astrology are symbolic of the all the departments that make up human life. The planets and zodiac signs will manifest themselves most strongly in the sphere of life represented by the House in which they fall on your chart (and also in the House which they rule; more on House Rulerships later). Remember, the houses are not "energies" like the elements or planets, nor do they color the expression of energies like the zodiac signs do. The houses are WHERE these energies are most likely to manifest. The houses are the fields of experience, not the experience themselves.
Notice how the order of the Houses follows the developmental path of a human's life, from the original impulse of individual being (1st house), to learning what is "mine" and how to use what one owns (2nd house), to learning how to communicate within the limitations set by our environment (3rd house), etc. #astrology #houses #zodiac #astrology101 #birthchart #risingsign #ascendant #moon #love #style #yoga #spirituality #zen #horoscope #planet #galactic #sky #universe #magic #biggerpicturenyc .