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In this step 4, astrological houses, of the learn astrology guide to your natal chart, you will discover what the 1st house in your horoscope means.
The 1st house in astrology, starts with the point known as the ascendant. This is the eastern horizon of the natal chart or horoscope. If you are looking at a circular astrology chart, it is the middle point of the arc on the left hand side. At the time of a persons birth there will be a certain set of stars on this eastern horizon, this is therefore also commonly referred to as the rising sign. Of course sometimes the stars are not visible but nevertheless each of us has our set of stars somewhere out there to the east just at the time we were born.
Astrology says that as the child looks towards these stars or sign, so literally this is his or her way of looking at the world. It is his perception or filter on the world out there that colours everything they see. It is their way of relating to his environment and the way he gets feedback from that environment. As you can imagine this is a fundamental and essential part of a human being and indeed a major part of the astrological picture of a person.
The 1st House and The Ascendant
Some would say the ascendant or rising sign is the most major day to day attribute we exhibit in the world, although of course, the Sun and the Moon and the other planets are also of fundamental importance.If a person would have a Scorpio ascendant or rising sign they may see a world that is filled potentially with danger. They may be fairly slow to show their feelings however their intensity and sexuality would be quite evident for all to see. Someone with a Sagittarian ascendant on the other hand may see the world as a big adventure with lots to be done and challenges to be overcome. They would come across generally as positive and bright people.
The ascendant is very much the seed and essence of the 1st house. Who am I and how do I relate to the world out there. The 1st astrological house is a fire house. Fire is concerned with inspiration and emergence of a new desire or idea. It is naturally ruled by the sign of Aries and has many of the same characteristics. It is the child of the zodiac opening his eyes to a big world out there. It is the start of the journey. The 1st house is very much me me me. It's about a person establishing their own nature and their needs. A child when first born has to have his needs met and there is no time for thought of another. Literally a child grasps his hands together in an effort to grab what is out there. A person cannot go out into the world and achieve things until fundamentally he has his own needs met and his own self established. The opposite position, the descendant, which starts the 7th house is about one person relating to another.
Planets in the 1st Astrological House
A person with many planets in the 1st astrological house in their natal chart or horoscope, tends to come across quite up front, what you see is generally what you get. Their focus in life will tend to be around establishing their identity in the world. The Ascendant and the 1st house are also about new beginnings so the person will focus much of their energy on new projects and new adventures and will have a strong initiating quality about them. Planets close to the ascendant and in the 1st house, strongly colour a persons character.
Venus in the 1st Astrological House
With Venus in the 1st astrological house in a persons horoscope, that persons love or desire will be for discovering who they are and they may be quite self absorbed. There may also be a lot of charm and beauty and grace about the person.
Mars in the 1st astrological house
With Mars in the 1st astrological house, the person will come across fairly forcefully, they will be blessed with a lot of energy to go out and achieve new things.