As one continues to listen to the news about our economical recovery, one begins to wonder why a financial astrologer wasn’t appointed to the cabinet in the White House, as his predictions of the economy might have the same percentage of truth as some of the top economical advisors in the country have so far. Individual average citizens are suffering, listening to information that should be helping them to ascend from under their financial difficulties, but unfortunately, what they are hearing has no basis in reality. For those looking for jobs or trying to save their homes, the government has allowed the scams to continue to operate and to prey on those in desperate needs. When one is at one’s wits end, any desperate miracle sounds good, and the problem at these times is that our ability to think straight and clear, is impaired.
I am beginning to realize, if we as individuals wish to survive this period of time and to enjoy a more prosperous era, we must begin to understand how the second house in our natal chart will reveal how we see our assets in relationship to how we really think of ourselves. Most people understand the second house to represent the finances, possessions, personal resources, our values, our skills to generate income and our ability to feel secure in our surroundings. It is also our physical voice, speech, singing and the presence that gives the command to the first house of “I Am” to the “I Have” in the second that allows all to know we are here to stay and to be heard and noticed. This house also plays host to the ability to use and make practical the knowledge learnt from the third house of communication and the ninth house of mental exploration into religion and philosophy. Remember, knowledge and the ability to use that knowledge is power. Knowledge is more powerful than all the money in the world and the mighty forces of any enemy’s army. Knowledge in the second has a strong survival instinct, and will use the assets and potentials of this house to become practical and useful for the individual and the world at-large. Knowledge is a possession and is comfortable, happy and productive in the second house.
The first step in delineating the second house is to discover the sign on the cusp and its ruler, and if there is any planets in the house, and if not, if the opposite house has any planets that would reflect its influence in to the second. The sign itself will give an indication of how active it is and if it feels comfortable in this house. The next step is to see where the ruler, the planets in the second, and if no planets, the planets in the opposite house are, and to see how strong these planets are. Are these planets happy and strong, or are they weak? This will give one a good idea how well they will perform for you, and what kind of aspect are they forming with the other planets in the chart. This will let you know how your money will be earned, and will show you what assets will work for you. It is true that the tenth house will show you what field one would excel in and if one would achieve one’s goal, but the second will tell you in which way and how you will excel in it.
The following is some keywords to help you delineate the planets in the second house:
Sun Confidence, vitality, security, surety
Moon Nurturer, instincts, intuitive, fluctuating, and inconsistent
Mercury Communication, clever, resourceful, faulty presumptions
Venus Beauty, taste, surroundings, artsy, equilibrium
Mars Assertive, aggressive, readiness, defensive
Jupiter Optimism, expansive, success, independent, carefree
Saturn Restrictive, structure, responsibility, lessons
Uranus Creativity, originality, inventive, sudden changes
Neptune Imaginative, idealism, transcendence, illusive
Pluto Transformation, powerful, rebirth
Once you work with these keywords and the signs, more keywords will come to you, and you will begin to see what you need to provide the financial security in your life. In my own chart I have Libra on the cusp of the second with Aries on the eight without any planets in either house. With Venus ruler of Libra in the tenth house in Gemini and Mars ruler of Aries in the sixth in Pisces, which indicates although I would work in the arts that it was important how I use my mind, and that what ever career I would pursue, I would give it my all, with Mars in the sixth. Venus in the tenth also indicated that if my job wasn’t artsy, it needed to make me feel all was in equilibrium. Sometimes we don’t see the talents we really have because we are so critical of ourselves, but the second house will never lie about what you can really do when it comes to providing the foundation for growth. There are talents and assets lying dormant in thus house, we only need to recognize the potential and give them the chance to be used. I hope this will lead you to new adventures and to think out of the box when it comes to your financial security.