House of Aries
Area of Consciousness Personal
through self—projection & personal effectiveness
in House I
Sun in House I indicates an incarnation in which the learning through
becoming a more self-expressive individual.
this placement of the Sun it is common to find the Moon in the houses of
Relative or Universal consciousness, particularly VII & XI. The past
life experience has involved working in conjunction with others; in the
current lifetime there is a need to become more aware of self and more
it is stressfully aspected by Saturn, the Sun in this house confers a
self-confidence, which is founded upon self-acceptance. A person with
the Sun in the House I is a martyr neither to self-doubt nor, the
approval of others, unless the Moon is in Libra or House VII. Yet there
is nothing aggressive or competitive about this placement of the Sun;
rather there is usually sufficient self-confidence for others not to
appear threatening. This is after all, the Sun in the House of its
presence of the Sun in House I minimizes the conflict between a
person’s perception of himself and the way in
he has been encouraged by his upbringing to show himself. A person with
this placement usually has little
in identifying his desires and his interests. This is especially evident
when the sign on the Ascendant is the same as that occupied by the Sun.
This placement creates its fair share of celebrities and it is
significant that House I notables tend to owe their renown as much to
the image they present as to any talents they may display. Although a
person with the Sun in House I is unlikely to dissemble in the presence
of people known to him he frequently cultivates a professional or public
persona in order to project himself more effectively.
does not appear to be any specific profession, which attracts House I
people. They tend to be found wherever
is scope for them to express themselves with a minimum of restriction
person with the Sun in House I expects - and gives - respect for what he
is, as well as for what he does.
placement of the Sun gives a tall, strong physique.
Mercury is in House I with the Sun, or with the Sun in House II, then
this creates subjectivity and no ready comprehension of the perspectives
of others. Depending upon the aspects, which Mercury receives, this
placement confers extreme effectiveness in defining and expressing the
interests and views or a neurotic concern with being heard and
Mercury in House I and the Sun in House XII there is a stronger channel
of communication between the conscious and unconscious mind than when
both the Sun and Mercury are in XII. Whilst this combination’ weakens
the subjectivity which is associated with Mercury in House I, it does
enable a House XII person to define with greater clarity, his own
interests and stance. With the Sun in any of these placements, Mercury
in House I, unless retrograde, gives a tendency towards extreme
talkativeness, and when rising is likely to give a distinctive tone of
the inner planets, when they are working through House I, only Venus and
the Moon are particularly sensitive to the reaction of others. The ruler
of Libra when found in the House of Aries, however, needs to impress
itself favourably on others. For a person with Venus in House I, being
acceptable to others is the cornerstone of his identity and he will
usually seek to achieve this through a display of qualities that
known to please.
Venus in House I tends to confer classical good looks, he is usually
assisted in this aim by an attractive appearance.
Mars in House I a person projects himself forcefully and usually with
little regard for others. The sign in which Mars is found indicates the
form which assertiveness takes. A person with Mars in House I defines
himself according to his desires and is capable of rash and wilful
behaviour as he goes in pursuit of them. An explosive temper is common.
Physical hurt, particularly to the head, is frequently the result of
impetuosity. According to Sepharial, a scar on the face is a
distinguishing feature of people with Mars in House I who also tend to
walk in a distinctive manner with the head thrust forward. Unless Saturn
lends its influence, Mars in I, especially close to the Ascendant,
gives red hair, the intensity of the colour being in direct proportion
to the proximity of Mars to the rising degree.
in House I gives warmth, positivity and generosity. But, unless Saturn
is strong in the chart there is unlikely to be much in the way of
self-discipline and staying power. This placement can also encourage
judgmental attitudes towards the views and lifestyles of others. A
person with Jupiter in House I puts new experiences before stability and
although this placement, unless retrograde, creates a fondness for
comforts of all kinds. There will be nevertheless a preference for
quality of life above material security - a choice that the Jovian will
give the status of a moral principle. Jupiter in House I, especially
when it is near the Ascendant, creates a large frame, which in
combination with self-indulgence, which tends to go with a House I
Jupiter, is liable to create weight problems.
Saturn is in House I there is karma arising from assertiveness. Past
life experience has been characterised by either ruthless self-seekingness
or a reluctance to undertake any kind of action to help self. Either way
- and the position of the Moon will indicate which - there is a need in
the current lifetime to focus upon the related issues of
responsibilities to self and respect for the boundaries of others.
People with Saturn in House I start life feeling vulnerable and
inadequate. Frequently the sense of inferiority is rooted in
dissatisfaction with their personal appearance. Negativity about self
creates a sense of being unequal to the challenges, which present
themselves, and to impotence and defeatism. For people with Saturn in
House I self-worth and personal effectiveness are the two sides of the
same coin: if they are to overcome the fearfulness they experience when
change in any form they first need
develop a more positive attitude to themselves.
in House I tends towards a meagre frame. When close to the Ascendant it
produces dark hair and a pale complexion.
in House I confers an individuality, which borders on the eccentric. A
person with Uranus in House I will do things in his own way and is
likely to have unusual interests, which he pursues without regard for
the opinion of others. This placement occurs in the charts of people who
for developmental reasons need to be freed from over-identification with
the wishes and expectations of others.
in House I elongates the body. In the earth signs, especially when close
to the Ascendant it produces a large build; in air and fire signs it
tends towards boniness and sharp facial features. In water signs the
result tends to be large, bulky forms, and in earth signs birth marks or
scars on the face.
in House I creates acute sensitivity to the energies of others, to the
extent of taking on their emotional states, perspectives and mannerisms.
If Venus in House I seeks acknowledgement for qualities, which are
distinctive, Neptune, the higher octave, seeks to merge by eroding
differences. A person with this placement takes on the identity of those
with whom he comes into contact, with the result that his own
personality tends to be a kaleidoscope. A House I Neptune is common in
charts where there is evidence that insensitivity in past lives has
adversely affected others.
in House I gives the spiritual advantages, which come from not having a
powerful ego, and when near the Ascendant, especially when in the water
signs, can confer considerable psychic ability. In his dealings with the
world, however, the Neptunian is disadvantaged by his inability to
define and protect his own interests and by his difficulty in
establishing within himself a stable base from which to operate.
Activity therefore tends to be fitful and self-defeating in its
to impose boundaries, a person with Neptune in House I is invaded by the
emotional energies of others and sapped by their needs, a condition
which frequently manifests in the physical body in the form of a
prematurely lined face.
Pluto in House I a soul is experiencing individuation over the course of
many lifetimes, during which a sense of alienation and separation will
transform into a
fully functional individuality.
the concept of self is meaningless without the existence of other, the
experiences which Pluto in House I needs, come through the relationships
which the person forms and which have the ability to transform his
perception of himself. The situations in which these transformations
occur may be traumatic: sometimes the personality has to disintegrate in
order to be rebuilt. Most people with Pluto in House I discard
identities, rather as a snake leaves behind a skin, at the end of
relationships of significance. Each relationship tends to mark a
watershed in the Plutonian’s life. The extent to which the Plutonian
co-operates with this process and whether he views his partner as the
catalyst or the enemy depends upon the stage of development he has
attained. Pluto in House I, especially when it is close to the
Ascendant, gives an explosive temper, which is triggered if a person
considers himself to have been misunderstood, or if the will is opposed
or desires thwarted.
placement of Pluto gives intense, deep set eyes.
person with the Moon in House I has known considerable personal
recognition in previous lives, the memory of which can come through into
the current incarnation as a strong desire for renown. Only the overall
pattern of the chart will show whether this yearning can be fulfilled.
The position of the Sun indicates the area of life in which the person
will need to excel in this lifetime.
the absence of the real thing, people with the Moon in House I tend to
settle into a Walter Mitty kind of existence in which they become the
centre of a universe of their own creation. Those who do become
accomplished some area or another, however, are usually able to use the
past life memory to present themselves with great effect.
with the Moon in House I are frequently born to parents who are acutely
conscious of the impression they make on others and the child himself
is likely to be very self-conscious at an early age.
Moon in House I, especially when it is near the Ascendant, gives a very
fair skin and dark hair, which is likely to turn silver before a person
— As indicated in the text, where there is an emphasised 1st House there
seems to be a very strong possibility that the Moon or the outer planets
are in the houses of Relative or Universal consciousness. This suggests
that the experiences and responsibilities of the solo operator are new to
the soul, and it may be that, because the past life memory of having
co-operated with others is strong, that an emphasised 1st House does not
tend to create the ruthless and self-interestedness which could be
expected from planets working through the House of Aries. Indeed this
placement is likely to manifest a far less aggressive brand of
self-consciousness than an emphasised 5th House or the Sun in Leo. Yet
this does seem to be a reflection on the power of the past life memory
rather than on the 1st House per se.