Have you ever seen a little kid glom on to something? What do they say? They say “mine!”
That’s a little kid who has just graduated from 1st house “me” consciousness to the second house of “mine” consciousness.
He picks up something, something other than him, sees it as having value and then seeks to possess it, he seeks to identify with it for its value.
See this good thing..this good thing is mine and I am good for having it.
Planets in the second house show our attitudes about our stuff and in turn influence our attitudes about our currencies or how we get stuff. So its not just material goods represented but ideas about value.
And ultimately these values reflect our individual sense of self worth.
So, for example people with Mars in the 2nd ostensibly value masculine things but also their sense of self worth is tied up in their ability to assert themselves.
Another example, someone like myself who has Saturn in the second house is likely to be tight with her money. But underneath there is someone who had to work hard for her self esteem.
What’s in your second house? What do you VALUE? What do your VALUES say about YOU?