The Spiritual Interpretation of the Twelve Houses of the Horoscope
As a sequel to the foregoing subjects, viz., the Zodiac and constellations, we will add the spiritual interpretation of the twelve houses of an horoscope, which completes the triune expression of these celestial symbols of eternal truths.
Often will one apply to an Astrologer with no radical question to ask, yet is very sincere and earnestly desires to know the general conditions which surround him or her, and if changes are liable to occur soon, under these conditions, the artist may execute a figure and judge it in a general way; but must be careful not to predict radically good or evil conditions in the future, unless the querent seems real anxious in regard to matters the artist may speak of.
The trades and professions which each planet govern are so confusing that it would be utterly impossible for any astrologer to say just what one a person will choose, although it is comparatively easy to see in what lines one could have good success.
The first house of the horoscope is that sign of the Zodiac which you would see on the eastern horizon at the time for which the figure is made. It is called the ascendant. It rules the personal appearance of the native, and influences the mind to a certain extent, especially if any planet be in the ascendant.
The student understands clearly that the position of the Houses never varies; House I. always occupying the space devoted to the Zodiacal Sign Aries in our original design of the Zodiacal Circle, while the Zodiacal Sign of Nativity must be placed in this House I. in each particular case.