Hi! We’re back with another blog in our series on the houses! This month, we’re covering the 2nd House!
The second house is is the House of What We Value. Traditional astrology will often cite this house as the house of money. Which, yes, it can be - but, there’s really more to it than that. This house really represents all the things we value.
The second house is ruled by Venus, and it’s Taurus’ natural “home” on the chart. So, when we think of Venus from a Taurus perspective, what comes to mind? In my experience, Taurus is all about anything that can be taken in with the five senses. It’s all about beautiful and delicious things that can be smelled, touched, tasted, felt, and heard. So, when we look at the second house from this broader standpoint, we can see where art, food and drink, relationships, and yes - money - all have their place in the second house.
I also like to think of this house as a cue for our preferences around how we manage our resources (this falls a little under 8th House territory too), but in many of the charts I’ve read, the second house really clues you in to someone’s relationship to resource management.
Aries/Mars in the 2nd House: There’s big earning power here. This is a natural entrepreneur placement. Folks with Aries/Mars in the 2nd house aren’t afraid to work hard to earn the things they value, and Aries/Mars’ natural competitive nature in these placements helps assist that. On the high vibe side of things, these placements are efficient and entrepreneurial. On the low vibe side of things, these placements can be careless spenders, impulsive, and susceptible to losses as a result of hasty decision-making.
Taurus in the 2nd House: This is Taurus’ natural home on the chart. These are folks with expensive taste, but what’s interesting with this placement is that these people are disciplined in their approach and not frivolous at all. They will only spend the money they have - not money they don’t have. There’s a lot of opportunity to make money through a very quintessentially “Taurus” field - food, art, music, massage, etc. On the high vibe side of things, these folks have a natural keen understanding of intrinsic value, and they just “get” resource management. On the low vibe side of things, these folks can definitely be materialistic and can place too much value on material wealth rather than other important things like relationships. They can also be a bit stubborn with regards to resource management.
Gemini/Mercury in the 2nd House: These placements suggest that the individual is likely to earn the items of value through communication - writers and teachers are a good example (although - to be fair, there are a lot of 9th House placements which can also be an indicator that someone is cut out for teaching as well). Popular ways to attain items of value and spend money are through traveling. With Gemini’s duality, there’s also a chance that more than one income stream exists for folks with these placements. On the high vibe side of things, these placements can be great at negotiating and have a natural talent with sales. On the low vibe side of things, these placements can be impractical with regards to items of value and can become bored easily with them (for instance - they’ll be all about a coveted item, and once the newness wears off, they move on quickly).
Cancer/Moon in the 2nd House: Folks with Cancer or their moon in the 2nd House have a penchant for making money and attaining items of value in creative fields as well as in fields related to care-giving - think…kindergarten teacher or art therapist. Resources can fluctuate quite a bit for folks with these placements. (The moon is constantly changing). So, very often, I see folks with these placements go through periods of feast or famine, so to speak. On the high vibe side of things, these placements are security-minded with a keen understanding for future planning. On the low vibe side of things, these folks can be emotional spenders and even a little greedy at times.
Leo/Sun in the 2nd House: With Leo or the Sun in the 2nd House, these people can be like a magnet for resources, and they likely make their money in a role that allows them to be somewhat of a “performer” - the first thing that comes to mind here is a salesperson or an actor/actress, but there are tons of other options. These folks spend their money on flashy things. They like to be seen, and their wealth/resources are a central part of their identity. On the high vibe side of things, these folks are generous and creative with regards to resource management. On the low vibe side of things, these folks can hide behind money and possessions as symbols of status and can be a little possessive.
Virgo in the 2nd House: These are our penny-pinchers. Virgo firmly believes the devil is in the details, and Virgo in the 2nd House is no exception. These folks keep track of every little bit of their wealth and resources and are likely to earn their money in a field that relies heavily on their natural detail-oriented nature - think quality control or auditor. On the high vibe side of things, these folks are great at saving and tracking their wealth and they are very practical with their finances. On the low vibe side of things, if/when Virgo in the 2nd has a slip up, it can get the into trouble and the financial worry can affect their physical health (Virgo is tied to the 6th House and our physical bodies).
Libra/Venus in the 2nd House: With Venus/Libra in the 2nd House - we’re talking about folks who amass resources through relationships - think business partnerships or marriage. These people will have tremendous luck with joint ventures involving partnerships. The spending preferences for these folks tend towards all the things that Venus loves - clothing, jewelry, food, art, etc. On the high vibe side of things. these placements are generous, fair, and have a keen eye for making money using beautiful things. On the low vibe side of things, these placements can be a bit extravagant and lack willpower with regards to resource management.
Scorpio/Pluto in the 2nd House: Folks with Scorpio/Pluto in the 2nd House are our financial risk-takers - think investors. Pluto is the planet of transformation, so it’s not unusual for someone with these placements to change their source of income one or more times in their lifetime. There’s also an aspect of making money off of other peoples’ money in these placements (which is a bit shared with the 8th House in it’s flavor). On the high vibe side of things, these placements are resourceful, and due to their unique ability to take financial/resource risks, they can earn high rewards. On the low vibe side of things, these placements can be sneaky and selfish with resources - there’s almost a little scarcity mentality in the backs of the minds of many folks with these placements.
Sagittarius/Jupiter in the 2nd House: Folks with Jupiter/Sagittarius in the 2nd House are our lucky ducks. These folks tend to stumble blindly onto resources. They have an optimistic outlook with regards to money and resources and tend to have a lot of success making money in a social way or by traveling for work. On the high vibe side of things, these folks are very honest and generous as well as being real visionaries with respect to resource management. On the low vibe side of things. these placements can be a bit naive or careless with regards to wealth and items of value which can make them a bit of a target for issues.
Capricorn/Saturn in the 2nd House: People with Capricorn/Saturn in the 2nd House are playing the long game. They manage their resources conservatively and with great patience. Graced with incredible willpower, these are people who are very much of the “a penny saved is a penny earned” mentality. They’re likely to amass wealth the slow and steady way - by working hard and squirreling their resources away for a rainy day. On the high vibe side of things, these folks are hardworking, practical, and stable with regards to resource management. On the low vibe side of things, these people can be stingy and overly cautious with their money (remember - you can’t take it with you when you die - enjoy at least a little of it while you’re here!)
Aquarius/Uranus in the 2nd House: Folks with these placements are likely to attain their wealth in unusual or unconventional manners - often working directly with the community in progressive ways - think grass roots politician. Financial opportunities can pop up and disappear with little notice for these folks. On the high vibe side of things, these folks are inventive and have an unusual and unique eye for value. On the low vibe side of things, these placements can represent unforeseen losses and erratic/unreliable resource management.
Pisces/Neptune in the 2nd House: Folks with Neptune/Pisces in the 2nd house are able to attain wealth using their imagination and creativity - think artists/poets/musicians. However, with this placement, there is often little to no structure to the resource management. It’s much more intuitive for these folks, and there is an aspect of value being placed more on aesthetic than actual dollar amount. On the high vibe side of things, these placements can be non-materialistic and excellent at turning their passion projects into profit. On the low vibe side of things, these people can be a bit on the lazy side, procrastinators, and easily taken advantage of.
In the next blog, we’ll be covering the signs and planets through the 3rd house!