2nd House in Astrology


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Riches do not delight us so much with their possession as torment us with their loss

Dick Gregory (1932 - )

Sphere Possessions, resources
Ruler Taurus
Planet Venus
Element Earth
Mode Fixed
Polarity Yin (Negative, Female)
Colour Green
Keywords Wealth, material world, possessions, security, self-worth, spending, values

2nd House

The 2nd house in astrology, is a stage onwards from the emergence of an idea or a person that is shown by the 1st house. Here the keyword is maintenance of that which emerged in the 1st house.


As our child of the 1st house begins to realise there is a big world out there and certain things give him pleasure he will try and hold on to them at all costs. Just try and take away a kids toy and you'll see the strength of this desire. The 2nd house is therefore concerned with the areas of physical security and personal consolidation.


What is it that is mine and what do I value? This is shown by the 2nd house being an earth house and concerned with earthly matters. This is a house that is naturally ruled by and parallels the sign of Taurus, the second sign. Taureans are interested in physical comforts and objects that give them safety and security. Of course the greatest one of these we all know and most people chase after is money. It gives a person security and a freedom to pursue their desires. Being an earth house, it is very much connected with the physical world and not abstract ideas or concepts. The physical world is full of beauty and sensual pleasures and they are there to be chased after. At another level this chasing after possesions and money is really a desire to be comfortable and to be satisfied and to feel good. The 2nd house therefore shows us what gives us a greater sense of self worth and what it is we value.


Planets in the 2nd house

Planets in the 2nd house in our natal chart, show us what it is that gives us pleasure and comfort. On a physical level, it can show us how we can earn our money in this world. A person with many planets in the 2nd house may be quite focused on their physical comforts and possessions and in this way they may end up being quite materially successfull. Issues in their life will be focused intensely on their self worth.


Jupiter in the 2nd house

With Jupiter in the 2nd house in a natal chart, that person is likely to acquire wealth often through good fortune and an optimiistic and positive nature and faith in the world. With this position there is a hint of over indulgence and love of the sensual pleasures of the world.


Moon in the 2nd house

With the Moon in the 2nd house in a natal chart, that persons self esteem may be quite cyclical and change from day to day depending on their moods.