In astrology, the 12 houses are just like the 12 zodiac signs that create the foundation for your life. These houses reveal a more elucidated pattern of growth and development reflecting the 12 signs. It represents the areas of experience where the energies of the zodiac sign and planets function together. These 12 houses focus on enlightening one’s inner state of mind, experience, and temperaments. By analyzing and noting the planets' movement and placement, an astrologer can tell which qualities will have a strong influence in your life. It is believed that when houses are stronger, your natal chart will hold more power. Listed below are the 12 houses and their interpretations:
1st HOUSE: Ruled by Aries - This is the first house which begins the zodiac also called the Rising Sun or the Ascendant. Being the first house, it depicts the all-important aspects of your life; first impressions, personality, appearance, temperament, ego, new beginnings and your outlook towards life. The House of Self, this sign is known to have an impact on any health issues you may have experienced in life.
2nd HOUSE: Ruled by Taurus - The second house rules your core values and covers matters related to your material and physical world. Known as the House of Possessions, it represents how well you manage your finances, how you value and earn money and your self-esteem.
3rd HOUSE: Ruled by Gemini - Third house - the House of Communication - rules all forms of communication like thinking, talking and deals with everything related to modern technology for communication. It also deals with your everyday activities and the environment that surrounds you like local travel, schools, neighborhood etc.