Have you ever read Eric’s analysis of how the houses in an astrology chart relate to sex and sexuality? Originally published March 5, 2010, it shows that far more than just the 5th and 8th houses have something to say about this facet of ourselves that is so fundamental to our being. After all, unless you were conceived by IVF, sex created you. The link below these first few paragraphs takes you back to the original article on the old PW website; please click back to this one to leave your comments. — Amanda P.
What does astrology tell us about sex and sexuality? Astrology is organized by house — the ‘department of life’ where events occur.
The colored houses in the wheel are the ones that address sexuality directly. That would be about half the houses. For those new to the astrological system, a house is a basic division of the chart. The houses started with the signs, then became a wheel imposed on top of the signs; so that the two wheels make a unique pattern in each chart, and most houses comprise of part of at least two signs.
That aside, the houses have a certain philosophy that accompanies them; how do we divide up the subject matter of life? How do we think of the meaning of each house?
Part of the answer involves how far back the astrologer’s understanding of the houses goes. There are traditions involved in assigning subject matter to houses. In this article, I am assembling everything that I’ve learned both from reading and from working with many, many clients on actual questions.