Books by Stefan Stenudd:
Second House in the Horoscope
Your Resources in Classical Astrology
The personal resources,
spiritual and material riches
out of one's own capacity.
The 2nd House is all about your personal resources, talents and strengths you carry with you no matter what. That's why it's also related to money, although that certainly comes and goes. The House shows how you manage your financial affairs.
But what the 2nd House is really about is your personal capacity, regardless of how you utilize it.
Zodiac sign and PlanetIf the House changes Zodiac sign somewhere in its span, that means your personal resources change character and expression at some point in life. It may just be that you change how you use it, but it can also imply that your personal resources actually change from one ability to another.
If you have no planets in the 2nd House, this field of life will be rather uneventful and there's not too much you can do about it. Planets within it add specific powers to your personal capacity. They also add events that change your resources, either by your doing or in some other way. These events will still have the chararacteristics of the planet in question - regarding how they affect your situation.
Here are simple keywords to your personal resources and your economy, depending on what Zodiac sign you have in the 2nd House:
Here are keywords for what heightened capacity you have if you have a planet in your 1st House:
The keywords are just simple clues to understand the 1st House. You need to consider the whole before deciding on the meaning of one single ingredient.
AspectsThe 2nd House has the following aspect relations to other Houses:
These relations between the Houses are quite important when analyzing their influence. The opposition aspect to the 8th House, which shows what is beyond your control, is evident: your personal capacity is helpless against such things. The trine to the 6th House, that of work, and the 10th House, your career, shows obvious stimulation of one another. In the case of your economy, of course your work and your career are instrumental.
The squares to the 5th House, leisure, and the 11th, the big social arena, indicate that they cause problems for one another. It's evident in your wallet: leisure can be costly, and the 11th House also shows your ideals, which rarely increase your income but often the opposite. Still, squares can be solved satisfactory for all involved, so there are ways of gaining from these conflicts of interests.
The sextile with the 4th House, home and family, says that well treated, your home is your castle and your family your allies. The sextile to the 12th House, sacrifices you have to make, is less obvious. But it's by willingly making some sacrifices you can succeed in other areas.
I'm a Swedish writer and astrologer. Apart from fiction, I've written several books about astrology and spirituality. I'm also a historian of ideas, researching the thought patterns in creation myths. Google Profile. Here's my personal website: stenudd.com
Classical astrology is according to the age old astrological principles, which are just as relevant today. The complete horoscope chart consists of many more components than your star sign (where the sun was at your birth). The latter has quite limited applications, which should be respected. This website deals mainly with the complete horoscope, and states clearly when that's not the case.
About This WebsiteWelcome to the world of astrology and horoscopes! Here you find an introduction to the basics of astrology, in-depth presentations of the Zodiac and your sun sign, astrological predictions based on the outer planets, famous horoscopes and elaborate forecasts.
Mundane AstrologyHere are also several examples of mundane astrology - astrological principles applied to institutions, countries and the whole world. This way of using astrology was in the past much more common than personal horoscopes.
Astrology BasicsThe astrology basics present the astrological components and their significance in the personal horoscope. They are the twelve Zodiac signs, the twelve planets, the twelve Houses, and the five aspects.
There are astrologers who use additional celestial bodies, as well as additional aspects. I stick to the horoscope fundamentals specified by Ptolemy, the Greek mathematician of the 2nd century CE, in his classic on astrology: Tetrabiblos. It's the primary source to western astrology.