What is the 2nd House?
In Astrology, we will be speaking in terms of “Houses” and “Signs”. There are 12 Houses in astrology, just as there are 12 signs. Houses are simply categories of all the things that concern us in human life such as money, children, sex, health, longevity, etc. Each House controls a different category. In the House 1 Makeover, we covered personality and physical appearance. Now, House 2 covers primarily finances and speech and things that go into the mouth.
Signs on the other hand are filters that color how the Houses and planets behave. This newsletter will cover the sign of Taurus, which is considered the natural 2nd House of the Zodiac. That means that the sign of Taurus naturally colors things in line with the qualities of the 2nd House, i.e. money, things money can buy and what goes into the mouth.Let us begin by covering the natural 2nd House in Astrology, i.e. Taurus, and also what areas the 2nd House controls. Ones own personal 2nd House is the subject of the next newsletter.
The 2nd House
To determine if you have the ability to earn and save money, or whether you would be successful in effectively persuading people through speech, the nature of the 2nd house should be consulted.
Each sign when it is the 2nd House will color the way that the individual earns his daily bread. Should bad planets be in your 2nd House or looking at your 2nd House, finances and material comforts will be a continual problem for you unless remedied. We will discuss this more in next week’s newsletter.
Characteristics of Taurus:
The characteristics of Taurus are derived from the 2nd House traits and also by its ruling planet Venus. With the steadiness and hard-working nature of the bull, the 2nd House is about persevering and keeping things stable. It is about the basic necessities of life: money, food and sex. Taurus, being ruled by Venus, picks up many Venusians qualities – a love of sensual pleasures – eating, drinking, sex, indulging in the comforts offered by material reality. The Taurean loves beauty but can be a little selfish or materialistic.
If your birth chart shows Taurus as your 2nd house, you are likely to have a fortunate and pleasant life, surrounded with a nice family and an ability to make the money necessary to fulfill your worldly desires.
Planets Placed in Taurus
When looking at Taurus, the Moon deserves special attention. The Moon loves the sign of Taurus. Taurus is called the Moon’s Sign of Exaltation. The Moon when here give good qualities such as a strong mind, good concentration, and are steady with good morals. It is the Moon at its most effective strength. The Moon is “Friends” with Venus. When the Moon comes into Venus’ house of Taurus, it feels right at home.
The Moon in your chart represents your emotions and qualities of your mother. Its condition in your chart will affect your overall reaction to your worldly experience, how you choose to experience the situations and events you find yourself in. A strong Moon, whether it is placed in its own house of Cancer or in its friends houses of Venus (Libra and Taurus), it will contribute to a stable emotional life.
Other Planets in Taurus
Following is a list of how the nature of planets placed in the Taurus is modified.
Now that we have understood some of the characteristics of 2nd House, the sign of Taurus, and the planets that it favors, test your knowledge with the quiz below!