We all know that planets have their favorite spots in the zodiac. The Sun has its home in Leo, Venus exalts in Pisces, and Mars has a terrible time hanging out in Libra. The signs have the power to strengthen or weaken a planet while the planets give meaning to the signs. But did you know this works for houses as well?
In traditional astrology, each planet has a house in which it rejoices. Basically, the action of the planet and the function of the house are simpatico. In fact, it was this blueprint of planetary joys that helped to give houses their original meanings. By learning about planetary joys, you gain not only a better understanding of the planets but of the houses as well.
Below is a list of planetary joys to get you started:
First House – Mercury
Third House – Moon
Fifth House – Venus
Sixth House – Mars
Ninth House – Sun
Eleventh House – Jupiter
Twelfth House – Saturn
As we continue through the series, I’ll go over each planet in turn. But in the meantime, there are a few things to keep in mind: First, this only applies to classical planets, so Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto aren’t included. Second, each planet only has one house it rejoices in, so not every house gets a planet. And third, there are no “anti-joys” in the way there is both exaltation and fall by sign.
So that’s the basic idea of planetary joys. I’ll be back with bells on to talk about Mercury and the 1st house shortly!
Have you heard of planetary joys before? What do you think?