About the 2nd House
The Sun sits in the Second House immediately before dawn. So, in a sense, the Sun “emerges” from the underworld in the Second House.
What else comes out of the ground? In the ancient understanding, riches of course. Gold, silver, or other precious things. Also, the crops that sustained our life. Consequently, it’s a house associated with wealth, especially with your net worth and assets.
Modern usage of the house extends your “values” into a more psychological terrain, as in your ethical makeup. Even your sense perceptions that shape what you believe.
The argument could be made it would also be the house of rebirth, in the sense you are awakening after a time in shadow.
2nd House Astrology Keywords
People: People who assist you, people you lend to
Places: Places that generate or store wealth (e.g. stores, restaurants, farms)
Things: Possessions, money, valuables, your income, resources, financial concerns, earning potential, physical senses, ethics, self worth
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): Venus
Natural House Zodiac Sign (Modern): Taurus
Planetary Joy (Hellenistic): None
Ancient name (Hellenistic): Gates of Hades (ascending out of the Underworld)
Mode/Quadrant: Succedent (second)
Sample Questions Answered by the 2nd House
- What resources do I have?
- How can I make money (increase my net worth)?
- Do I have enough?
- What resources do I need to feel secure?
- What talents do I have?
- What do I value?