Originally Posted by astrologer50
So using derived house system as you describe, would I be correct in thinking that my 3rd partner is described by my 11th and 5house along describes his children, being my 3rd???
Well, though marriages, in general, are a 7th-house matter, some astrologers take the 7th to denote the 1st marriage, the 9th to denote the 2nd marriage, the 11th to denote the 3rd.., and so on (if there were a case like E.Taylor's
). Hence, going by that, your delineation would be correct. However, other astrologers, like Marc Edmund Jones, often only look at the opposite house for the 'next' event, so, the first marriage would be the 7th house, the second marriage is assigned to the opposite house of the 7th: the 1st of the chart, whilst the third marriage would then be a matter of the 7th house again, as the 7th house is the house opposite the one denoting the 2nd marriage=1st house. By this method, it is more like a ping-pong game between the 7th and the 1st houses.