The 2nd House: Ensuring Your Own Survival

What are you worth?

The 2nd house shows your personal resources- those talents, abilities and innate characteristics that other people recognize in you as having value. “Other people” and their values reside in the 8th house. Being in opposition to the 2nd house, other people have full view of your offerings. What you have to give has to be something they want. Your 2nd house shows what you have that other people would be willing to pay for.

Mine! Mine!

The 2nd house is yours- everything in it belongs to you. The value that you assign to your own abilities determines how other people see those abilities. The more you value yourself, the more other people will value you. What innate talents and gifts do you have that other people might want? How much value do you place on your own abilities? How much do you think you’re worth?

Survival needs

A coin or a piece of paper determines what you can buy, what you can own and how much you can sell those things for. Currency is symbolic. The price of exchanged goods, services and talents is also symbolic. You exchange your abilities for those coins and pieces of paper because they keep you afloat. If you perceive yourself as having no worth, and you give your abilities low esteem- and a low price- what quality of life do you live? Can you feed yourself well? Can you pay your bills comfortably? Can you afford nice things? Do you compromise and accept less than you deserve?

The Will to Live

If you feel you have nothing to offer the world, or you continuously devalue your skills, then you may lose your will to live. You may feel that you are “worthless.” When you know that your contribution matters, and that people appreciate what you bring to the table, your desire to live, persist and flourish increases. Determining what your unique contribution is can help you feel that you belong in the world. Your personal contribution to your own life is within your control and has a direct relationship to your attitude to death (the 8th house).

Planets in the 2nd house

People with many planets in the 2nd house have many personal talents and resources to offer other people. Some of them recognize their worth and make fair exchanges for their services. These people value themselves and their intrinsic gifts. Others, who do not recognize what they have to offer, live with their personal resources untapped.

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