How To Interpret Planets Placed In The House Ruled By The Opposite Sign

Gemini stained glassHi Elsa,

How do we compare when a sign is in the house it’s opposition rules? For instance, Taurus in 8th house / Scorpio in 2nd house.

It feels like Orange colored Apples, and Apple colored Oranges.

This 8th house/Scorpio/Pluto energy as much as I value it, is a source of so many problems I’ve had in my life.


This is a great question that baffles many.  There are two primary ways to look at these situations. Together they should help with clarity.

First, don’t lose site of the fact that signs that oppose each other have things in common and can complement each other.  For example, Taurus and Scorpio are both fixed and persistent in their own way. Virgo and Pisces, service and sacrifice, go hand in hand.  So straight away, it’s not that crazy a thing to consider.

Once you get this in your head, consider the difference between a planet and a house.  A planet operates. A house describes the arena where a planet operates. For example, the Sun in Taurus in the 8th house, might be a stable therapist! A calming undertaker. A banker! A tax man…

There is really no conflict with this, just confusion.

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