Meaning of a Planet in its Own House

uranianplutonian

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I haven’t been able to find much literature on this. Four planets (Pluto, Jupiter, Sun, and Mercury) in my chart are in their own houses (though, the co-ruler of Scorpio, Mars, is in another house). I’ve been wondering what this means exactly in a natal chart? I’m assuming that it just gives a boost to the house that the planet is in, but I’d love to hear about the experiences and knowledge of other Astrologers with this topic.

I’ll post my chart to show what I mean.


Thank you in advance! :joyful:
 

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JUPITERASC

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Essential dignity more or less determines how '...comfortable in its skin...' a given planet is.
So a planet in its own domicile, is in a place in which its own nature is aligned :)

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I haven’t been able to find much literature on this. Four planets (Pluto, Jupiter, Sun, and Mercury) in my chart are in their own houses (though, the co-ruler of Scorpio, Mars, is in another house). I’ve been wondering what this means exactly in a natal chart? I’m assuming that it just gives a boost to the house that the planet is in, but I’d love to hear about the experiences and knowledge of other Astrologers with this topic.

I’ll post my chart to show what I mean.


Thank you in advance! :joyful:
 

IleneK

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Not sure what you mean by a "planet in its own house"?
-A planet can be in its own sign [the sign that it rules], which is not the same as being in its own house.
-A planet can be a house whose cusp is the sign that the planet rules. That is about a close as there can be for a planet to be "in its own house." I see that your Sun in Virgo rules the 10th and is domiciled there. Your Merc in Libra rules the 11th and is domiciled there. Your Jup in Cap rules the 2nd and is domiciled there. There might be something notable if your Sun were in Leo or your Merc were in Virgo or your Jup were in Sag, but as they are, I am not sure there is particular significance.
-And what JA said.
 

uranianplutonian

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Thank you, both!

By, ‘planet in its own house’, I mean when the lord of a house ~falls in its own house/when the ruler of a house ~falls in its own house.
I’ve been trying to figure out, for example, what the ruler of my MC being in the 10th house means. It seems more ambiguous to me than if the ruler of my MC was in another house. It’s like, ‘oh! My career planet is in my career house. My career is in my career.’ (I’m exaggerating this a bit.)
What I’m gathering though is that basically these planets are comfy in the houses that they’re in?


Thank you. :joyful:
 

Frisiangal

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I haven’t been able to find much literature on this. Four planets (Pluto, Jupiter, Sun, and Mercury) in my chart are in their own houses ...... I’ve been wondering what this means exactly in a natal chart? I’m assuming that it just gives a boost to the house that the planet is in, but I’d love to hear about the experiences and knowledge of other Astrologers with this topic.

Thank you in advance! :joyful:

Hi,
Further to what has been said and shown, you are right in that it gives (more than 'just') a boost of its energy into the house realm it is in.
In all cases in your chart, however, the ruler of the sign on the house cusp is not in its ruling sign, but in the following sign.

E.g. Sun does not express itself in a full of life enthusiastic Leo way in the 10th house but in the more docile Virgo manner, once it can calm down an Aquarius Moon :wink:. In its professional capacity its aspects with the other sides of yourself (planets) can work through the Leo demanding side for the meticulously correct, accurate, and precise manner of Virgo.

Similarly, Mercury as ruler of Virgo, the sign on 11th house cusp, seeks selectively 'those of like mind' with whom it can communicate through a platonic yet social, perhaps compromising relationship which Libra prefers,

Sagittarius on 2nd house cusp will, through its ruler Jupiter, have hopes for great opportunities to 'make loads of money' through its profession (Sun trine Jupiter), as Virgo would detest poverty. Sagittarius is also the sign of following and expanding one's ideals. Yet Jupiter is in Capricorn where its expansive side may not be so very comfortable unless it is prepared to work hard, slowly, and diligently to achieve success.

And Pluto? It is ruler of the Ascending sign with Mars and could be called 'chart ruler'. One might think that such a person would be deep, dark, secretive and/or investigative of nature, as per Scorpio. Yet Pluto is in Sagittarius, the open spirit expanding nature that is just the opposite of its neighbour (on both sides). It may have to give way to Mars's plans first during youth and young adulthood, yet the day will arise when it does come into its own, as per the promise for self development that lies within Sagittarius.

Hope this may help to get an initial grasp upon planetary meanings.

:smile:
 

JUPITERASC

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10th ruler in 10th is strongly placed BOTH by LOCATION as well as by RULERSHIP
Keep in mind that House Position/Location is stronger than rulership
:)
Thank you, both!

By, ‘planet in its own house’, I mean when the lord of a house ~falls in its own house/when the ruler of a house ~falls in its own house.

I’ve been trying to figure out, for example, what the ruler of my MC being in the 10th house means. It seems more ambiguous to me than if the ruler of my MC was in another house. It’s like, ‘oh! My career planet is in my career house. My career is in my career.’ (I’m exaggerating this a bit.)
What I’m gathering though is that basically these planets are comfy in the houses that they’re in?


Thank you. :joyful:
 

IleneK

Premium Member
10th ruler in 10th is strongly placed BOTH by LOCATION as well as by RULERSHIP
Keep in mind that House Position/Location is stronger than rulership :)
I wonder if you might you clarify what you mean by stronger?.
Are you saying that house position/location is a more influential expression of a planet than its influence when that planet rules the house?
 

waybread

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Do you mean planets in their own house-- or in their own sign? They're not the same thing.

A planet in the sign it rules is called domiciled, and it is extra strong. Your only domiciled planet is Uranus in Aquarius.

Some modern astrologers use a paint-by-the-numbers approach, and match up signs and houses numerically, which then means the moon "rules" the 4th house, Saturn "rules" the 10th house, and so on. I don't think this is a good system. Most of us don't have signs and houses that match up that way: you'd probably have to have Aries rising for this match-up to work.

There is a traditional astrology system of planets "joying" in their particular house, but it's not so widely used. (Saturn in the 12th, Jupiter in the 11th, Mars in the 6th, Venus in the 5th, Mercury in the first, the moon in the third, the sun in the 9th house.)

In terms of your particular question, having the house cusp ruler in that house simply strengthens the sign-house connection.

Keep in mind that if you change your house system, your house cusps might be ruled by different planets.
 
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Frisiangal

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Re: planet stronger in ruling sign or in a house.
In the chart shown, the planets are in the houses of the sign it rules that is on the house cusp. This does not always occur. The planets are also in the signs that are NOT on the house cusp. This occurs more often.

From J.A's comments, I believe there to be 5 different views to consider.
A planet in the sign it rules,
a planet in the house of its ruling sign,
a planet in its sign of a house it does not rule,
a planet in a sign of non-rulership,
a planet in a sign and house of non-rulership.

Which would be the most important to consider in interpretation?.

My particular head scratcher has always been interpretting the effect of natal Sun when, using other than Equal length houses,
1) Leo is intercepted within a house,
2) the sun sign is intercepted in a house.
Can sun ever reach its potential qua sign, house placement, or house ruled ?
 

JUPITERASC

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As per the rules of Vedic astrology :)
planets placed in their own house give auspicious results.
Such a person doesn’t have to struggle much in life.
He is able to attain his goals in a smooth and straight manner.

He gets immense support from his friends and family.
Thank you, all, for your input and the clarification.

If I were to rephrase the title, it would be: A Planet in the House of its Ruling Sign. (Thank you, Frisiangal.)
 
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