If you want to learn more about what the second house means in astrology, you have come to the right place. In this article, you can learn what life areas belong here in the natal chart.
Understanding the second house helps you understand your attitude to money and financial assets. However, there is more to this house than just your bank account!
The second house is also the house of self-worth and self-esteem. Building up self-esteem helps you tremendously in every area of life, including finances. Investing in yourself is the best investment.
As you probably know, each house in astrology corresponds to a life area. In the previous article of the Houses series we talked about the first house. Here is a quick reminder about the main topics of each house:
- 1st house: self, physical body, beginnings
- 2nd house: possessions, values, money
- 3rd house: communication, learning, short trips
- 4th house: home, family, roots, one parent
- 5th house: fun, hobbies, children, romance
- 6th house: work, health, daily routine, pets
- 7th house: committed relationships, marriage, legal affairs
- 8th house: death, joint resources, sex
- 9th house: higher education, foreign travel, wisdom
- 10th house: career, reputation, public image
- 11th house: friends, organizations, humanitarianism
- 12th house: ending, everything hidden, the subconscious.
The transition between the first and second house is similar to the period of life when you start to discover your body and realize that hey, I’m actually a person with a body.
But what does that mean?
When you have learnt who you are, it’s time to explore a new aspect of life and ask yourself the question what your values are -this is when you move from the House of Self to the House of Values, also known as the second house in astrology.
What’s the Second House in Astrology About?
Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the ‘gotta have it’ scale.Zig Ziglar
Each house has more layers of meaning. If you don’t want to dive too deep into the points of the astrological houses, you can say that the second house is the house of money and possessions in the natal chart.
And on top of that,
the second house in the natal chart also describes your self-esteem, value system and need for stability.
The second house is a succedent house. Succedent houses support the preceding angular houses in the natal chart: the second house of possessions supports the first house of self. This is very important.
We live in a material world, and we have a body for a reason. Material abundance is essential for you to bloom and live up to your full potential. But remember, the assets in the second house support the first, not the other way round.
The Second House in the Natal Chart, Venus, and Taurus
In the natural chart, the second house is associated with the zodiac sign Taurus. Taurus is a fixed earth sign, which means that it is persistent and hard-working and it’s focused on the physical world. You can say that Taurus is the provider of the Zodiac, and the second house is the provider of the chart wheel.
The planetary ruler of Taurus is Venus, the planet of love and beauty. Venus and Taurus both like luxuries, good food and drink. They are hedonists who know how to enjoy life. Venus rules art, apparel, scents, and all pretty things like makeup or flowers.
The second house is one of the succedent houses in astrology, which means that planets here are not as powerful and they serve the matters of the preceding house. In this case, your possessions support you as a person living in the material world. You will see later in this post what planets in the second house mean.
Human beings consist of body, mind and soul. All of these parts have their needs to run smoothly. And all of them are intertwined, too! Most of us can only be fulfilled if these three pillars are balanced (Venus, again). Venus also wants to enjoy the fruits of hard work, and it’s important for your overall well-being to indulge yourself from time to time.
Venus in the second house is in accidental dignity, and this is a beneficial placement for finances. Jupiter in the second house is another planet that brings a fortune, or at least gives you enormous earning power. But don’t forget that the actual outcome is always up to you.
What Do Money and Self-Worth Have to Do With Each Other?
One of the most well-known associations of the second house is money. This is correct, as money is definitely a part of it. But the second house in astrology describes your approach to money rather than just your actual bank account.
There are many people who are excellent at what they do for a living. And at the same time, they struggle with money because they don’t charge what they are worth. They charge what they think they are worth.
On the other hand, there are people who charge above what they are worth, simply because they have the self-confidence to do so.
And do you know what’s the most interesting?
They usually get the what they want.
It’s fascinating how self-esteem and money or possessions belong together.
The second house in astrology describes your attitude to money and possessions in general. If you have problems here, digging around your beliefs can be beneficial. (Of course, I’m aware of it that there are many factors included here, but I also think that having the right mindset is a non-negotiable.)
The Second House or the House of Values
Why do you choose to own something?
Because you find it valuable.
Your possessions are a reflection of your values. For example, someone who enjoys art will invest his money into artworks, a person who finds status important into luxury (another person who simply enjoys the finer things in life will also spend her money on luxuries).
Your clothes, house, books are all a reflection of you.
The second house in astrology also deals with values. There is a connection between possessions and your value system.
Values are more important than you would think. They lay the foundation of your whole life. Usually, we make the big decisions in life based on what we consider to be valuable. Someone chooses to pursue teaching as a career because they think that transmitting knowledge is of value. When you make friends with someone or choose a partner, if you have totally different value systems, chances are it won’t work out.
Your values are there to support and protect you.
In the natal chart, the sign on the cusp of the second house, the condition of its ruler, and if you have any planets there reveal a lot about what you find valuable. For example, someone with Aquarius there values uniqueness and innovation, while someone else who has Capricorn on the cusp values tradition and hard work.
What Does the Second House in the Natal Chart Rule in Astrology?
The second house in astrology also shows your assets. These include both material possessions, money and things like your physical body.
The second house is also a talent house. Planets here or the sign on the cusp suggest an area where you can excel with little work.
It’s important to note that real estate and land don’t belong to the second house. They are ruled by Cancer. You can see them in the chart through the fourth house, which is the house of family and friends.
Here’s a list of what the second house rules in astrology:
- financial assets
- how you can make money
- your values
- and even what you like to eat!
Signs on the Cusp of the Second House in Astrology
Second House in Aries in Astrology
If you have your second house in Aries, you can make money trough sports, engineering, fire, weapons, on your own, or in any way related to Mars. Independence is important to you in finances.
Money is more than just a piece of paper, your self-worth and self-confidence are often tied to how much money you can make. You have high ambitions when it comes to finances. You tend to be an impulsive spender.
People who have Mars on the cusp of the second house appreciate bravery, stamina, alertness.
Second House in Taurus in Astrology
Taurus is the natural sign of the second house in astrology. You have an innate talent in finances. Taurus here can make a lot of money, often through fashion, luxuries, food, or anything Taurus-related.
You like to spend, too, with Taurus here. You are a hedonist and you want to enjoy the finer things in life. You can be overly materialistic or possessive.
Second House in Gemini in Astrology
Gemini on the cusp of the second house suggests that you can make money through communication, reading, writing, teaching, transportation, or you make money in your local environment.
A second house in Gemini suggests that you value knowledge, literature, intelligence. You think a lot about your assets, and you often benefit financially from your mental abilities. You make money through mental efforts or hand dexterity with this placement.
Second House in Cancer in Astrology
If you have Cancer on the cusp of the second house, you can make money through hospitality, caring for others, or from home. You want safety when it comes to finances.
Second house in Cancer people are usually frugal. Cancer tends to hold on to their possessions, and with this sign here in your birth chart, you are emotional about your things. You can be a hoarder!
Second House in Leo in Astrology
If you have your second house in Leo, you are generous with your finances and like to spend. Leo energy in the second house suggests above-average earning power, but remember, financial success is not about how much you make but about how much you keep.
Leo here often makes money through creativity, teaching, a public role. You like luxury and your possessions are most often high-quality items.
The downside of a second house in Leo is that your ego is tied to your finances. If you don’t have money, you feel very bad about yourself.
Second House in Virgo in Astrology
Second house in Virgo is a fortunate combination. You have a practical approach to finances, you know how to make a budget and stick to it. This sign is frugal, and they make purchases based on price-quality.
Virgo here makes money through health, service, but any field that requires a high attention to detail can be lucrative. Accounting, science, computer science are some typical second house in Virgo ways of making money.
Second House in Libra in Astrology
Second House in Libra people love to surround themselves with beautiful and artistic things. They spend a lot of money on their possessions. Venusian energy in the second house is always welcome, but you tend to spend too much with Libra on the cusp here.
Often, they make money through creativity, beauty, art, or interpersonal relationships. Libra on the cusp of the second house can find counseling, law, mediation lucrative, too.
Second House in Scorpio in Astrology
Second house in Scorpio people often make money through managing the money of others, or through a business partnership. Another characteristic Scorpio way of making money is through transformation or research.
Second house in Scorpio is private about their financial life. With this sign here, you often witness big transformations of your approach to possessions and financial life. You can be extremely possessive. In some cases, this placement suggests inheritance or money through your spouse.
Second House in Sagittarius in Astrology
If you have your second house in Sagittarius, adventure, spirituality, and freedom are your values in life. You often spend on travel and exciting experiences.
Second house in Sagittarius people often make money through tourism, foreign languages, spirituality, or education. You are not very frugal with Sagittarius here and financial stability is not important to you, you see your assets as a tool only. However, savings are important, and you sometimes learn this the harder way.
Second House in Capricorn in Astrology
Second house in Capricorn takes finances very seriously. People with this sign here are frugal, often invest in long-term ventures, and make money in a slow but steady way. The truth is, you tend to be too frugal, or maybe stingy is a better word to describe Capricorn in the second house!
Sometimes the second house in Capricorn means low self-esteem. However, your finances usually drastically improve in the second part of your life. Get rich quick schemes are not an option with this placement.
You can make money in a corporate environment, politics, or through something related to old age, winter, the past.
Second House in Aquarius in Astrology
If you have your second house in Aquarius in the natal chart, you value freedom, originality, innovations. This placement is excellent for making money through new things, the internet, technology, or humanitarian work. There are fluctuations in your financial life: sometimes all of a sudden your finances improve, while some other time they decline.
Aquarius in second house is emotionally detached from their possessions and finances. You don’t consider material stability to be important. You often don’t have a stable income and prefer to do freelancing.
Second House in Pisces in Astrology
Second house in Pisces is a tricky placement, as this otherworldly sign and the reality of finances aren’t a match. However, the positive manifestation of a second house in Pisces is that you can make money through Pisces ways (creativity, music, service, spirituality, the sea and maritime matters).
The negative manifestation of a second house in Pisces would be that you have no idea about how money works. This can be an issue, because we live in a material reality and have a physical body that needs to eat and have a shelter. You can benefit a lot from learning about finances.
You tend to be forgetful. Sometimes you loose money or loose your possessions. Pisces is the sign of illusions, and you have a tendency to be a victim of financial fraud.