Money You Earn, Possessions, Values
What It Means
When I was first learning about astrology, back in the '70's, the second house
was the house of money. In recent years, money began to be considered a
bad word and many astrologers repaced it with the word "values".
the word "values" doesn't conjer up the same images at all.
What kind of values are you talking about? Moral values? Family Values?
Work ethics? Religious values? Okay, I'll buy material values, but
the others belong to other houses.
When you talk about the second house, you have to talk about money. In this case, it refers to the money you
work for, money that you exert yourself to get, whether through a highly
respected position in business or through the dark streets of the underworld. The issue is getting the money so
that you can get the things you want with it. On the most basic level, the focus of the second house is our
possessions...those things we call “mine”.
There are many ways that money can impact your life. The lack of it can cause immense stress
and feelings of hopelessness and inferiority. It can be given up in the name of religious fervor. It can be foregone in the name of true
service to others. Or, it can be abundant
in your life. If it is, what then? Do you become arrogant and lord it over
those who have less? Do you use it as a
tool to better the lives of others or do you hoard it, keeping it all to
The issue of possessions weighs heavily on the second house. “Things” need to be used and taken care of.
If they are not taken care of, your needs and desires cannot be fulfilled.
But at some point, the responsibility of owning “things” can begin to weigh you down.
Getting free of them, however, is the domain of the eighth house.