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
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?