One of the things I really love about Astrology is how it puts together the puzzle pieces of life. Nowhere is this more clear than in the House to House method of understanding the zodiac chart. In this system, we are able to find the effects of how each house works by imagining it as the first house or Ascendant. Then we count each succeeding house from this.
In other words, to solve a particular problem, we go to the house symbolizing the problem and move it to the Ascendant. The house following this house becomes the second house symbolizing the individual's values concerning the matters of the house in question. The next house would be the third house in relation to the problem house, or what the individual thinks, learns and communicates about the 'problem' house in question. In this way, each house in the horoscope has twelve different perspectives on how any of the matters it concerns can be approached.
To know about a person's child we would look to their Fifth House. Their Sixth House, would be the Second House from the Fifth and would indicate the value systems of their child. To know how the child gets along with others, we can look at the Eleventh House (which rules friendship) from the Fifth House. This would be the individual's Fourth House. The sign on the cusp of the house we arrive at, as well as planets in it or aspects to it, will complete the story.
Suppose a Gemini rising individual builds a library of crosswords, romance novels and astrology books. The third house of lower mind describes the crosswords (Leo). The fifth house of romance describes the novels (Libra) and the ninth house of higher learning describes the astrology books (Aquarius). The second house from each anchor house shows its values. Crosswords are valued by the second house from the third, or Fourth House (Virgo) for their intricate words challenging the lower mind. Romances are valued through the sixth house, the second from the fifth (Scorpio) i.e.books with hidden intrigue, sexuality, and difficult plots.
Astrology books are valued through the tenth house, the second from the ninth (Pisces) for evoking intuitive sensory responses that transcend mundane life. If we want to know where in their library the person would put their astrology books, we look at the fourth house (home) from the ninth house (higher mind). An air sign on this house could put the astrology books on higher shelves,- earth signs lower shelves, fire signs near sunlight and water signs near mist. Now where did I put those astrology books?
This author used the House-to-House system to derive many of the deeply-revealing insights about the astrological houses, not normally found in house descriptions.- in the book, The Astrology of Sexuality.
Martin Schulman, known for his clear astrological writing is the published author of over 50 astrology Best-Sellers in many languages. He is recognized as the original founder of Karmic Astrology,- seeing life as a continuation of soul lessons it began in past lives. See more articles, stories, site features, and original Astrology Books from this author.
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