Ruler of the 1st House in Houses

Ruler of the 1st house in the 1st house

woman with crownThe activities of the 1st house serve the agenda of the 1st house. Here, behavior, attitude and appearance serve themselves. The orientation to life is self-centered. You do things for your own satisfaction. Creating a persona is the first step to navigating through life. You are preoccupied with appearance and presence. Developing awareness helps you present a better image self-image. By being in tune with the image you project,  you develop self-awareness. Lack of awareness of your behavior hinders your ability to get through life the way you want to. Your appearance affects your behavior. You express yourself through the way you look. You express yourself through clothing and makeup. You take on different personae to affect different mannerisms and behavior. You try on different personalities. Creating a persona helps or hinders your approach life. The image you project affects your ability to navigate through life. You create a mask of self-awareness. By developing self-awareness you get noticed. By becoming aware of your behavior and mannerisms you make a better first impression.

Ruler of the 1st house in the 2nd house

The activities of the 1st house serve the agenda of the 2nd house. Life is oriented to discovering personal values and creating self-esteem. Your outer behavior derives from your experience of money, possessions and physical reality. Life is oriented toward obtaining physical security. Life is oriented toward addressing survival needs. You approach life by defining your survival needs. You gain a sense of self-awareness from the things that you own. Appearance is a source of security issues. The personality seeks expression through its values. The personality seeks expression through possessions. The personality seeks expression through a grounded, natural relationship with the body. You do what you do to ground yourself in the physical world. The way you look depends on your self-esteem. The way you look depends on how much money you have. Developing self-awareness helps develop self-esteem. Developing self-awareness helps you discover your personal values.

Ruler of the 1st house in the 3rd house

The activities of the 1st house serve the agenda of the 3rd house. Life is oriented toward communicating, gathering information and daily interactions. You have an everyday persona. Your outer behavior affects the way you read write and speak. You outer behavior affects your sibling relationships and everyday interactions. You may seem like “the girl (or boy) next door.” You create a persona through writing, daily conversation, gossiping, teaching and daily activities. Your approach to life is directed toward daily interactions and communication. Your approach accommodates the everyday. You know your town like the back of your hand. Everyday conversation and gossip determine your behavior. Attitude can help or hinder your ability to communicate. Your attitude can make communicating easier or harder. Your behavior is determined by your siblings. Self-awareness helps your communication skills. You develop an image to help communicate certain information. Self-expression focuses on communicating through the spoken or written word. Your persona is defined by the way you communicate. Appearance is something to talk about. You gossip about the way people look. You present yourself as someone who has information to communicate. Developing self-awareness helps your ability to speak and think clearly. You create a persona to assimilate information. You look to your siblings to see what type of personae you should develop.

Ruler of the 1st house in the 4th house

The activities of the 1st house serve the agenda of the 4th house. You create a persona through family involvement, giving yourself enough private time, putting down roots, and by being involved in cultural or family traditions. Your outer behavior is directed toward your experience of relationships with actual family members or people who feel like family. Your outer behavior derives from your relationship to your country or cultural heritage. Your personality requires privacy to express itself. Your personality expresses itself best when you feel emotionally secure. Your approach is to behave as if you are interacting with family. Your attitude can make family life easier or harder. Your behavior is determined by your parents. Self-awareness helps you build a solid emotional foundation. Life is oriented toward privacy, emotional comfort and the known. Your self-expression is focused on making yourself, and other people, feel emotionally safe. You dress and style yourself for emotional security. Developing self-awareness helps family relationships. Creating a persona helps you navigate family interactions. You express your personality best when you are surrounded by family. You are geared toward creating a family of your own (an actual family, or collecting people who feel life family). Your view of life orients itself toward domesticity.

Ruler of the 1st house in the 5th house

Johnny Depp wearing a crownThe activities of the 1st house serve the agenda of the 5th house. You create a persona by being creative and giving yourself over to pleasurable activities. Your approach is oriented to having fun. Attitude to life forms from lighthearted self-expression. Your personality finds an outlet in being playful and entertaining. Your approach is to behave as if you are on stage. Self-awareness helps your self-expression. Your self-expression is focused on the arts. You use your appearance to entertain people. Creating a persona helps you navigate creative projects. You express your personality best when you are relaxing or taking risks. Your view of life orients itself toward the dramatic and romantic. Personal self-expression is paramount.

Ruler of the 1st house in the 6th house

The activities of the 1st house serve the agenda of the 6th house. Life is oriented toward self-analysis and body awareness. You have to adjust your attitude to find employment. You have to adjust your attitude to fit in with co-workers. You must adjust your persona to fit in at work. Your approach to life helps or hinders your ability to be healthy and meet your body’s needs. Your attitude develops from interactions with co-workers and employees. Your attitude develops from daily work activities. Developing self-awareness can improve your health. Developing self-awareness can improve your work performance. You create a persona through daily activities and habits. Attitude to life forms from everyday habits. Your personality finds expression through daily work. Your personality finds expression through interaction with animals. Your personality finds expression through body-consciousness. Self-awareness helps you create good daily habits. Your appearance depends on your health.

Ruler of the 1st house in the 7th house

The activities of the 1st house serve the agenda of the 7th house. Life is oriented toward partnership, cooperation, competition and mirroring. Your appearance is based on mirroring other people. Your appearance is based on competing with other people. You groom yourself to meet your partner’s wants. You adapt your personality to meet the needs of the other. Your appearance depends on your partner. Your behavior serves the needs of other people. Your behavior is to keep the peace. Outer behavior is cooperative and placating. Our approach is to act as if you are interacting with a client or marriage partner. Attitude develops interactions with significant people. Attitude develops from spouses and significant others. You bring your behaviors and attitudes to significant relationships. You bring your mask to your relationships. Developing self-awareness improves your significant relationships. Developing awareness helps you accept your shadow. Developing awareness helps you know what you have in common with the ‘enemy.’

Ruler of the 1st house in the 8th house

The activities of the 1st house serve the agenda of the 8th house. Life is oriented toward transformation, deep involvements with others and dealing with repressed emotions. Your personality transforms and regenerates. Your outer behavior derives from your experience of emotional intensity, sexual activities, death and intense interactions. Your personality expresses itself best when you are exploring the hidden and taboo. Your approach is to behave as if everything is a matter of life or death. Your attitude can make unconscious emotional issues harder or easier. Self-awareness helps you let go of emotional baggage. Self-awareness helps you discover hidden gifts and talents. Self-awareness helps you discover the hidden motivations of other people. Self-awareness helps you transform and regenerate. Life is oriented toward digging through the unknown. You dress and style yourself to transform. Creating a persona helps you navigate the taboo.

Ruler of the 1st house in the 9th house

The activities of the 1st house serve the agenda of the 9th house. Life is oriented toward expanding horizons. Your outer behavior derives from your experiences with people who have different cultural traditions, religious beliefs and life philosophies. Your outer behavior derives from your experiences of other countries. Your attitude derives from experiences of religion and mysticism. Your personality requires freedom to express itself. Your personality expresses itself best when you feel expansive and free. Your approach is to behave as if you are interacting with the divine. Your attitude can make relationships with foreign people and concepts easier or harder. Your behavior is determined by your beliefs. Self-awareness helps you build a personal belief system. Life is oriented toward exploration and the search for meaning. Your self-expression is focused on learning more about distant people, places and concepts. You dress and style yourself for adventure. Becoming aware of your behavior and mannerisms helps you while traveling. Developing self-awareness helps create opportunities for travel and exploration. Creating a persona helps you interact with foreign cultures. Creating a persona helps you navigate the mystical.

Ruler of the 1st house in the 10th house

The activities of the 1st house serve the agenda of the 10th house. You create a persona to interact with the outer world. Your outer behavior derives from your social standing, relationship with authority and reputation. Your outer behavior derives from your sense of parental approval and approval from authorities. Your outer behavior derives from your relationship with your parents. Your personality requires structure to express itself. Your personality expresses itself best when you are in an authoritative position. Your approach is to behave as if you are interacting with professionals. Your attitude can make professional life easier or harder. Self-awareness helps you succeed in the outside world. Life is oriented toward public and professional life. Your self-expression is focused on keeping up appearances and preserving your reputation. You dress and style yourself to appear professional and authoritative. Developing self-awareness helps your career objectives. Creating a persona helps you navigate the professional arena. You are geared toward creating a vocation for yourself.

Ruler of the 1st house in the 11th house

The activities of the 1st house serve the agenda of the 11th house. You create a persona through involvement with causes, and associations with people who have similar interests. Your outer behavior derives from your experiences with like-minded people. Your outer behavior derives from your relationships with friends and fans. Your personality requires that you share your interests. Your personality expresses itself best when you share your creativity with other people. Your approach is to behave as if you are interacting with friends. Your attitude can make friendships easier or harder. Your attitude can make achieving long term goals easier or harder. Your behavior is determined by your friends. Self-awareness helps you build friendships. Self-awareness helps you achieve long term goals. Life is oriented toward group interactions. Your self-expression is focused on making friends. You dress and style yourself to fit in with your group. Creating a persona helps you navigate among people with the same interests. You express your personality best when you are surrounded by people with similar interests, yet, who give you the freedom to be who you are. You want to create group in which you can share your creative vision.

Ruler of the 1st house in the 12th house

The activities of the 1st house serve the agenda of the 12th house. You create a persona based on your dreams, fears and secrets. Your outer behavior derives from your experiences of merging with something greater than yourself. Your personality requires solitude to express itself. Your personality expresses itself best when you merge with the greater whole. Your personality expresses itself best when you dream, sleep, meditate, involve yourself in charity and spend time alone. Your approach is to behave as if you are an escape artist. Your approach is to behave as if you are locked in your own private cell. Your approach is to behave as if you carry a secret. Your attitude can make dealing with secrets and escapist tendencies easier or harder. Self-awareness helps you come to terms with fears and family secrets. Self-awareness helps you embrace solitude. Life is oriented toward helping those in need. Your self-expression is focused on helping people acknowledge fears in order to bring them to light. You dress to hide yourself or your fears. Creating a persona helps you navigate secluded places. You express your personality best when you are alone.

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22 Responses to “Ruler of the 1st House in Houses”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great post.

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    • Michelle says:

      Thanks! Did you like anything in particular?

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      • Anonymous says:

        I just generally like the interpretations’ wording, and the scope you brought to each one using the house meanings you referenced to in the “Signs through the Houses” series. Yours is definitely a fresh approach to interpretation.

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  2. Jara says:

    I like your instructional series. You’re very adept at explaining astrological concepts in a way that’s easy to grasp.

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    • Michelle says:

      Thank you Jara. I’m attempting to explore different facets of astrology in a way that is interesting to more advanced astrologers yet easy to understand for newbies.

      Thank you for reading my blog :D

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      • Jara says:

        You’re welcome, Michelle. I believe your attempts are successful. An online friend and I are on different levels, yet both of us equally enjoy your blog. It’s a good resource for me to link to when I don’t have the patience to fully explain a concept that you’ve already explored. Your blog is like an astrology library! :)

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        • Michelle says:

          Thanks :D I am writing base articles for just that reason- so I can link to them without having to fully explain a concept every single time!

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  3. Diane L says:

    I’m so glad you are doing this!! And doing a first class job too. Have you considered turning this info into an e-book eventually?

    diane~

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    • Michelle says:

      I’ve been thinking about it, but I ask myself, “Why would anyone pay for an ebook of the series I write when they can read the posts for free?” I was thinking that I could add more info and refine the posts before turning them into ebooks. Sometimes it’s just nice to have into in a book form too. What do you think, Diane? Do you have experience with ebooks?

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  4. Christine says:

    With my chart ruler in the 6th house, I feel like the sixth house should be a major player in my chart. I also just discovered that my Venus is the exact midpoint between my Sun and North Node. However, I usually have a hard time relating to most Venus in the 6th house descriptions. I wonder if it’s because I’m sort of too young to relate to work-related descriptions. The biggest 6th house things I can identify with are:

    “Our personality finds expression through body-consciousness. Self-awareness helps us create good daily habits.”

    But, as far as where I am in my life now, I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about pets or co-workers. But, I do spend a lot of time thinking about body and self-awareness. Venus is also the ruler of my eighth house, so I am becoming increasingly more interested in alternative medicine and new-agey things. :)

    Also, a slightly related question (that I might also post on the forum) that I’d like to have your take on is: do you think we “grow” into certain aspects of our chart?? And how exactly does that happen, and can you think of an example in your own chart?

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    • Michelle says:

      I originally included the phrase “mind-body integration” for the 6th house, but I decided to take it out. I think that a 6th house emphasis shows an interest in reconciling the divide between the mind and body. That interest leads people with 6th house placements to be interested in holistic therapies. Virgo, the natural ruler of the 6th house, is ruled by Mercury yet it is an Earth sign- so you have the mind working with the physical world. Carl Jung had his Sun in the 6th house.

      I think that the chart is a set of guidelines. Sometimes we naturally align ourselves with those guidelines and other times we need a push in the right direction. I think that when we understand what our chart is telling us, and we use those energies wisely, we unlock the potential with us.

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  5. tina says:

    I have the 1st house ruler in the 7th..true about mirroring. mostly I’m about enemies. I don’t dress according to others’ tastes, though. I have a fixed idea about how I should look.

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  6. Michelle says:

    Do you instigate considering them enemies, or is it more like you attract people who want to be your enemy?

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  7. Wg. says:

    Hmm, I don’t know if I realized that with Pisces rising I had both Neptune and Jupiter as chart rulers. So that’s ruler of the 1st in both the 6th and the 8th, and I found them both fairly accurate. I guess I expected a little more….as in since the 1st is your chart ruler, should it stand out in some way from the other posts? Should we be paying/giving more attention to our chart rulers? I’m still not completely clear on what that even means…hmmm.

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    • Michelle says:

      Yes, the chart ruler does stand out more, but somehow I wanted to even the playing field with this particular series. I think I’ll eventually write another post about the ruler of the first as the chart ruler. I did talk about it a little bit in the post The Ascendant Ruler (http://astrofix.net/2010/07/27/the-ascendant-ruler/).

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  8. Anonymous says:

    wow.. ruler of the 1st house is on 12th house. this is all me. an escape artist, service oriented. and i am really the kind of person who prefers to be alone. otherwise, i cannot function well.

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  9. Jo says:

    The issue I have is how to interpret ruler of 1st in 12th and ruler of 12th in 1st.

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    • Michelle says:

      Did you read the corresponding posts for those placements? Do you have any ideas of how they might work with your chart?

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  10. Jamaal Harmon says:

    Ruler of the 1st in the 1st. Rising Libra w/ Venus in Libra in the first house. So does mean the more sexier I am the better life I will have?  I did notice that when I do focus on my apperance. Random strangers, men and women, even children compliment, even after a day of work ou. Or if eat an apple instead of some cookies. I thought that was neat, sort of strange at the same time. If Taurus in the 8th house, which is ruled more by venus?  The frst house libra or 8th house taurus.

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    • Michelle says:

      Looking good helps you navigate through life. Like you said, people respond favorably to you when you present yourself well. Both houses are ruled by Venus equally, but the 1st house has a bigger Venus emphasis. 

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  11. Alexandra says:

    Hi, I appreciated this post so much! I have a question: I’m a Libra rising, its ruler, Venus, is in the 12th house. I feel this as something not so good because: a) Venus is in its fall in Virgo, plus this house is a karmic one. I don’t know :/. What do you suggest to make this emplacement a positive thing? Thank you!

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    • AstroFix says:

      Although Venus is in the sign of its fall, it’s in accidental exaltation because Pisces is the natural ruler of the 12th house. I’d say be aware of being too critical of your loved ones and don’t be too critical of your own beauty and what you have to offer others.

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