The 1st House

About the 1st House

The First House represents YOU. Your body, your appearance, your style. The ancients would have even said the place you live.

The First House denotes how you “dawn” on the world – not surprising since it’s also located where the Sun rises in the East.

1st House Astrology Keywords

People: You and those who live with you

Places: Your home and beginnings

Things: Your body, your health, your appearance, clothes, your life, mannerisms, behavior, spirit,  outer appearance

Modern & Hellenistic Astrology’s Planetary and Zodiac Correlations 

There is often confusion as you go deeper into the symbolism of the Astrological houses for there are a plethora of approaches to interpreting them. Modern Astrologers commonly refer to the “Natural House System” opposed to the ancient Hellenistic Astrological approach of using what are called the “Planetary Joys”. To learn more about the nuances and details of the Twelve Astrological Houses click here.


Natural House (Modern): Mars 

Natural House Zodiac Sign (Modern): Aries

Planetary Joy (Hellenistic): Mercury

Ancient name (Hellenistic): Horoskopose (the house watcher, also helm of the chart)

Mode/Quadrant: Angular (first)

Sample Questions Answered by the 1st House

  • Who am I?  
  • How do I present myself to others?
  • Do I feel “seen”?
  • What is the best approach I can take?
  • How can I take care of myself?


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  1. Berry on July 14, 2020 at 5:44 pm

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