The Ninth House: Your Father, Spirituality and Compassion
What is the 9th House?
In the House 8 Makeover, we covered transformations, obstacles, longevity and legacy. Now, House 9 covers primarily your compassion and grace, and other 9th house indicators such as spiritual teachers and learning, relationship with your father, luck, dharma (truth), personal values, purity of mind and soul, law, justice, and past life merits.
Signs, on the other, hand are filters that color how the Houses and Planets behave. This newsletter will cover the sign of Sagittarius, which is considered the natural 9th House of the Zodiac. That means that the sign of Sagittarius naturally colors things in line with the qualities of the 9th House.
Let us begin by covering the general significations of the 9th House and what they influence in your life. Then in the 2nd week, we show you how to examine your own chart (and others) and find which Planets are influencing your 9th House. As we progress through the final 2 weeks, you will be guided through a powerful meditation and transformation workshop that will enable you to improve your capacity for compassion and increase your receptivity to grace. Your own personal 9th House is the subject of the next newsletter.
General Characteristics of the 9th House
The 9th House can bring sudden gains and turns of fortune. It is a house of philosophy, religion, medicine, politics and law. It is the House of higher learning and teaching in the quest for secrets of the universe. The 9th House signifies devotion to God, devotion to one’s personal deity. The 9th House indicates our spiritual and ethical disposition, our sense of righteousness in self and the world. It gives our ability to use our gifts and grace for the betterment of all. If gifts are not wisely used, this House can cause us to suffer their withdrawal from our benefit.
The father’s nature is indicated from the 9th House. Physically, it is associated with the hips and thighs.
Characteristics of Sagittarius, the Natural 9th House
Following the 8th sign of death, the 9th sign is a sign of the future. Sagittarius is a prophet, highly intuitive, and an optimist, seeing the better future that lies ahead. Sagittarians can be high energy, high-strung, outspoken, domineering and exceedingly independent, rebelling against any hint of restraint. Friends are of high stature and helpful in advancement. If afflicted, Sagittarians can be faultfinding and harsh in their words, striking knowingly at the vulnerabilities of others. They are often very charitable, sometimes to a fault. A Sagittarius native will often have dual careers.
Sagittarians have a hearty constitution and enjoy sports and outdoor activities. Over activity can cause weakness to the lungs, bronchial, ears and throat, as well as joints. Enjoyers of life, they can tend to over indulgence.
Jupiter as the Ruler & Indicator of the 9th House
In Jupiter’s capacity as signification of dharma, he becomes karaka for the 9th House. Higher values, principles, meritorious deeds – the charges of dharma, are part of 9th House promises. Jupiter is associated with higher or spiritual knowledge, children (especially sons), the husband, spiritual preceptor, minister to kings, money and good luck. All of Jupiter’s qualities grace and color the meaning of the 9th House. Grace is indicated from the placement and condition of Jupiter. Jupiter becomes exalted in Cancer and debilitated in Capricorn.
Sun as the Indicator of the 9th House
The Sun represents the soul, the primeval fire that lies within all of life. It is the life force of the universe. The Sun is the male aspect of God that is the silent witness. The Sun represents courage, physical strength and stamina, the father, king, high status, traveling, mental purity, fire, anger, hostility, leadership, physician, enlightenment.
Planets Placed in Sagittarius
Remember that when assessing a chart, multiple factors must be taken into consideration. No one effect, such as planetary position in a sign or house, will be the sole indicator of fortunes and influences. In general, one must assess the strength of the House, its indicator, and its lord and occupants, as well as other planetary influences and the Dasha and Bukti you are running. The following are general indications for when a particular planet is posited in the sign of Sagittarius.
Sun in Sagittarius
Moon in Sagittarius
Mercury in Sagittarius
Venus in Sagittarius
Mars in Sagittarius
Jupiter in Sagittarius
Saturn in Sagittarius
Now that we have understood some of the characteristics of 8th House, the sign of Scorpio, and the planets that it favors, test your knowledge with the quiz below!