The 2nd house in astrology is the house that reveals your income, your assets, your talents, and your attitudes toward them.
You’ll also discover a lot about your self-esteem and your sense of worth with a close examination of your second astrological house. It shows you where your ethics and values lie regarding money—needing it, earning it, and having it.
The 2nd house is one of three houses that give you information about your career, the other two being the 6th and the 10th.
Traditionally, the ruling sign of this house is Taurus, and the ruling planet of this house is Venus. It’s a Fixed house and it belongs to the Earth element.
What Does the 2nd House Indicate?
1. Points to Your Assets
Many astrologers refer to the 2nd house as the house of possessions; however, possessions don’t necessarily have to mean things that you own. They also refer to innate skills and talents you possess, too.
We refer to people as possessing character and charm; all of that is reflected in the 2nd house. It might be more appropriate to refer to it as the “house of assets,” rather than the “house of possessions.”
Through mastering your mindset about money and the things that it can provide, as well as acknowledging your strengths and talents and putting them to work for you.
The process of how you will come into your own and how you will find yourself is found in the 2nd house. The zodiac sign on the cusp of this house and any planets in it will reveal a lot about your attitudes to your assets and your possessions—and your liabilities.
2. Reveals Possessions
Actual physical possessions and tangible things are also revealed by the 2nd house. This depends on the sign and planets that are ruling it in your personal natal chart. What you’re capable of earning and losing is reflected here, where you invest, your potential income is also implied.
You can find out if you will buy cars, and houses, or if you invest in the stock market or in collectibles.
In addition, the 2nd house can also shed some light on the way you budget your income and how you perceive your own level of wealth, too.
3. Reveals Your Potential & Views on Wealth
Not all wealth has to do with money or investments. The way that you utilize your time and your energy are valuable, too. The 2nd house relates to what you value and makes you wealthy. Your possessions say a lot about you, your social standing, and how you prioritize what prosperity means to you.
There are those who believe that money is the root of all evil and resent those who have more than they do. Then there are those who live to accumulate things and see their possessions and investments as a mirror of their own personal value.
Understanding the 2nd house in your astrological birth chart helps you to determine what your core values are, and how best to use your skills and talents to get what you want out of your time on this earth.
4. Supports Insights From the 1st House
What goes on in the 2nd house supports what’s happening in the 1st house of your natal chart. When the 2nd house is challenged, you may have more obstacles to rise above than someone else when it comes to your income and how to get it working for you.
Maybe you’ve got a wonderful skill set or talent for doing something, but you just can’t seem to get any recognition. The 1st house shows what potential you have in life; the 2nd house shows you a pathway to getting there.
This is also the house that shows where—and frequently how—you will have to apply yourself to make the most out of your natural assets. In this way, the 2nd house truly bolsters the information given in the 1st house.
What Does Your 2nd House Placement Say About You?
The 2nd house is all about possessions, money, and even your attitudes towards wealth and your ability to acquire it. It can show you the talents to harness to make money and be successful. It’s all revealed in this section of your chart.
To continue to learn more, make sure you read on about all twelve astrological houses and continue your journey of decoding your birth chart. Next up is the 3rd house, the house of communication.
Catch up: All About the 1st House of Self in Astrology & read next in the series: All About the 3rd House of Communication in Astrology