numbered 2, 5, 8, and 11 are called the
Succedent Houses. This
is where you develop administer, and enjoy the things you start in the
The Second House:
is usually listed as ruling money and possessions. Of course, there is
more to it than that. Nobody possesses something unless they place a value
on it. This is the house of values, the value you place on things.
Included is the value you place on your own life, your sense of
self-worth. Therefore, when you examine a horoscope for psychological
problems, the second house has to be checked.
The Second House shows how you
develop and enjoy the things you begin in your First
shows how you posses things and make them your own. For a good
contrast in second houses, check out the horoscopes of Bill
Gates and Ghandi.
The Fifth House: is more than just love and romance. It rules everything connected with fun and games. Sports, hobbies, gambling and speculation.
In other words, not just things, but creative experiences themselves. For a contrast in styles of romance, take a look at the charts of Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinski. Compare these to the horoscope of Henri Landru who married and murdered ten women.
The Eighth House:
is opposite the 2nd. While the Second House shows our possessions and
resources, the Eighth House indicates the resources and possessions of
other people, our access to these things, and how they affect us. This
includes the money and possessions we get through inheritance, so this
house also rules death and all matters connected with it.
Since the 2nd house shows our
values, the Eighth House rules the values of others, including those
of the society we live in. It shows how these change us and also our
impact on them, how we can change these values and affect those around
Of course, the Eighth House
corresponds to the 8th sign, Scorpio. This means it rules sex as well.
Actually, it shows what might be loosly termed as biological
"energy". Sex is only one possible outlet. Another is
rehabilitation. The Eighth House shows how well we can bounce back
from ailments. Still, most people donít worry about that unless
theyíre sick. Sex is what they want to know about. Look to this
house to find out what "turns people on". Saturn, for
instance, is controlled and controlling. Uranus is "kinky".
Well, you can see the complete list in the section on Planets
in the Houses.
The Eleventh House:
is usually shrugged off in most books as being just "friends,
hopes, and wishes". But all the succedent houses have to do with
possessions, and this house is no exception. One of the most valuble
things we can "possess" are friends. The Eleventh House is
opposite the 5th house, which is our self-expression, what we are
already enjoying. By contrast, the Eleventh House shows what we want
to enjoy, things we donít have yet. Our hopes and wishes. It also
shows (and most books donít mention this) how we can help other
people express themselves. Also, since this house is right after the
10th house, it shows money we get directly from career. Be sure to
look to your 2nd house, however, to see if you will keep it.