The 2nd house in astrology is concerned with personal fulfilment through our possessions, both tangible and intangible. Read more about the 2nd house in astrology, also known as the House of Value and Money.
- Money and finances
- Possessions and material things
The House of Value and Money
The 2nd house, often called the House of Value and Money, is also referred to as the House of Possessions as it reflects everything that we own and that which belongs to us.
While this often includes physical items such as finances, material things and more, it can also relate to innate feelings, skills, talents and our concepts of self-worth and attitudes towards ourselves. When we step into our power, show up for ourselves and own up for our actions, we are claiming ownership of our selves.
The 2nd house in astrology is ruled by the sign of Taurus and the planet Venus; thus, it links to the areas of our life that are Taurean in nature. Along with the 6th and the 10th house, the 2nd house is one of three houses that hints at our career.
Key points of the 2nd house:
- Represents: Finances, worth and value
- Corresponding Zodiac sign: Taurus
- Ruling planet: Venus
- Classification: Succeedent
Money, finances and wealth
One of the core things that the 2nd house governs is finances. This includes our income, the money we earn and our ability to influence earning power, our attitudes to money, how we build wealth, budgeting, saving and financial status. The 2nd house in astrology is also concerned with debt.
Where the 2nd house is related to your own money, the 8th house links to other people’s money, how spending thereof and our attitudes thereto.
The 2nd house also represents material possessions and one’s feelings and attitudes thereof. Such items can include cars, assets, investments, clothing, anything really except the house and home, which is ruled by the 4th house.
The 2nd house in astrology shows us what we value both tangibly and intangibly
The 2nd house’s connection between fiance, possessions and value poses interesting questions. If we are too concerned with our material possessions, they can start to define us. If we are too obsessed with money, it could cause us to create disconnects in other areas of life.
The 2nd house can indicate what we place our value on, including our attitudes to our security to our partners. It’s worth keeping in mind that although the 2nd house is related to attitudes to things we place value on, which can include our relationships, the 2nd house is not explicitly concerned with relationships. This is more a concern of the 7th house (partnerships) or 5th house (love affairs).
Value is also an interesting concept as, when relating to the 2nd house, it indicates how to value ourselves. Here, notions of self-love, self-worth, and how much we honour ourselves can be found. Where the 1st house is concerned more with the egoic self and personality, the 2nd house looks deeper inward and addresses self-esteem and personal value.
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