Originally Posted by sandstone
solar houses, are based off the sun as house 1.. saturn in libra puts saturn in your 7th solar house since you are sun in aries and libra is the 7th sign from aries - 7th sign means 7th house when using solar houses.. these houses are based off the zodiac location of your sun...
Wow, THANKS for your quicky reply sandstone!!!
I kinda already knew about the different house systems, but I think what you said clarified things up. Just to make sure:
My sun is in Aries, so:
1st house: Aries
2nd house: Taurus
3rd house: Gemini
4th house: Cancer
5th house: Leo
6th house: Virgo
7th house: Libra <--because saturn is in libra, it is in my solar 7th house
8th house: Scorpio
and so on...
And for that other house system you mentioned, it goes like this:
1st house: Scorpio
2nd house: Sagittarius
...and so forth, until...
12th house: Libra <-- because saturn is in libra, it is in my 12th house
Interesting, so that's why they keep telling me to read the forecasts for both the sun sign and the ascendant. It confused me a little because the predictions seemed right on target but then when I actually looked up my chart...I was like, whoa. So one more question: how do the houses in my birth chart mesh with this? I know the chart is in placidus...and according to it saturn is in my 11th house...so should I also read the forecast that matches up with that house? (this would make me read...sagittarius...I wonder if what I read will actually match up...)
Hope this helps any other relative newbies out there..