Taurus Element: Earth
Area of Consciousness Personal
through consolidation & material responsibility
in House 2
The Sun in House 2
indicates that the soul is learning the lesson of material responsibility.
A person with
this placement of the Sun has a developmental need to establish and live
by his own value system. Every major choice he makes will have
implications for his financial situation.
A person with
the Sun in House 2 can never ignore the imperatives of survival at the
material level nor abdicate to another the responsibility of meeting them.
House 2 is one of the houses of Personal consciousness and anyone with
this placement needs to make his own response.
A profound interest in money is usually
present when the Sun is in House 2. The sign on the cusp of this house
offers insights into the way a person is likely to approach the matter of
making money and how he will spend it once he has it. For example, a
person with Leo on the cusp of H2 is likely to be interested in money as
the means of making possible a glamorous lifestyle and is prone to spend
freely. A person with Cancer on the cusp of H2, however, tends to view
money as a source of security and is more likely to save. The Earth signs
when on the cusp of H2 give an outlook on life, which is almost,
exclusively materialistic, unless Jupiter should be retrograde.
Sagittarius, Aquarius and Pisces, however, are likely to involve a person
in making a conscious sacrifice of material security for some other, more
spiritual ideal. He then has to cope the best he can with the mundane
responsibilities he will never lose.
These tendencies are
strengthened if the Sun occupies the same sign as that on the cusp of
For people with
the Sun in House 2, money and acquisitions tend to be the benchmark
against which they assess their own worth and successfulness, and the
means of expressing their appreciation of others. Second House people can
be extra≠ordinarily generous givers of presents to those they respect.
This placement of the
Sun is commonly found with the Moon in one of the houses of Universal
consciousness, indicating that the past life experience involved living
according to standards, which were set and imposed by some external
authority. With the Sun in H2 a person has the opportunity to live
according to his desires and to the dictates of his own conscience as he
has the potential to be self-supporting no matter what his choice of life
People with this
placement of the Sun make entrepreneurs, investors and speculators. The
need to do things in their own way, based upon their own assessment of a
situation does not always make it easy for them to be employees, unless
they have identified security as being the prime consideration in which
case they are more likely to be accepting of the restraints. A pragmatic
outlook usually goes with a House 2 Sun. As employees they are likely to
be found in the financial services sector or in the accounts departments
of businesses in other industry sectors.
When Mercury is
in H2 with the Sun, this reinforces the need for a person to address the
matter of his material welfare in his own way. This placement of Mercury
confers an eye for
detail and tends to attract people towards work, which involves financial
analysis. The attitude to
money is markedly less relaxed than when the Sun alone occupies H2.
When Mercury is
in H2 and the Sun in H1 then a person frequently seeks to project himself
in a way, which involves either the amassing of money or the use of money
in a distinctive way. With Mercury in H2 and the Sun in H3 a person is
likely to be particularly aware of the power of material values. This
placement will ground a person who has an emphasised Third House and give
a more practical outlook. This combination is found in the charts of
people who work in advertising, academics interested in consumer
societies, and people who use their literary and communications skills to
earn them money.
Venus in House 2
confers a love of money, material possessions and a com≠fortable
lifestyle. When Venus is in Sagittarius, Aquarius and Pisces, a personís
valued possessions tend to be mementos of his travels and objects dí art
which reflect his philosophical and religious interests. Regardless of
sign, Venus in its Own House links a person through his senses to the
material world. This placement makes a person responsive to beauty and
appreciative of life in all its forms.
With Mars in
House 2 a person tends to use money as a means of projecting himself and
he expects to pay for what he wants. Like the Sun in H2 Mars disposes him
to do things in his own way and to use money and presents as a way of
restrained by Saturn, however, Mars when working through House 2 creates
impulsiveness and extravagance. When this is the case the same lack of
measure tends to be in evidence in the way a person gives of his energies.
With this placement therefore there is a risk of material and spiritual
Jupiter in House
2 tends to produce unapologetic materialists and good livers. People with
this placement are usually generous with what they have and lucky with
money: Jupiter in H2 appears to ensure that what a person gives out is
returned to him at the material level. If Jupiter is retrograde a
personís value system will be ordered to make quality of life the first
priority. Nevertheless he will be appreciative of material comforts and
have a sensuous awareness of the world.
Saturn in House
2 requires a person to work long and hard to achieve financial security.
Without this dedication a person with Saturn in H2 will seek out a very
meagre existence. People with this placement who do achieve stability -
and many live very comfortably indeed - do so by sacrificing their other
interests and activities. When Saturn is in H2 money is a jealous god: a
person with this placement will find that every choice carries its price.
It is common to find Saturn in charts where there is evidence that past
life experience has been excessively spirited, removed from the hurly
burly of life or overly dependent upon another.
Saturn in H2 tend to be thrifty in their habits and more inclined to
invest than to spend.
Uranus in House
2 indicates that for developmental reasons, a person needs to be freed
from an undue dependence upon material forms of security. When working
through H2, Uranus produces financial feasts and famines, rather than
consistently difficult situations, which confound a personís efforts to
plan and forecast. Eventually he learns to cope by living from day to day
and accepting things as they are.
of Uranus is commonly found with the Moon in an Earth sign, in Cancer, or
in the 10th House.
With Neptune in
House 2 a person tends to assume himself to be beyond the restric≠tions
imposed by a regard for practicalities or received wisdom. This placement
can produce someone capable of coming up with visionary schemes for making
money or hopelessly unrealistic plans. Frequently the two tendencies
co-exist within the same person and the Neptunian who makes a lot of money
usually has to be protected from himself. There is rarely any ability to
operate within budgeted limits or observe even basic disciplines. When the
dissolving effect of Neptune is experienced in H2, this materially focused
house, the result can be heightened sensitivity to psychic energies.
People with Neptune in H2 frequently have clairvoyant abilities,
especially if the Moon is also present in this house.
When Pluto is in
House 2 the soul is learning over many lifetimes to become the master of
money and the power it confers, rather than caught up in its glamour. This
placement of Pluto gives a person considerable ability to attract money
into his life. His level of awareness will determine whether he will
impose limits on his ambitions or whether greed will drive him to the
point at which he topples. In H2, as in the other Earth houses, cause
follows effect with unerring exactitude within the span of a single life
time. The financial crashes of people with Pluto in H2 can be spectacu≠lar.
They will nearly always pick themselves up and start again, however,
wiser, hopefully, for the experience.
The Moon in
House 2 is an indication that other incarnations have exposed the soul to
the experience of dealing with material responsibility. The sign in which
the Moon is found reveals the value system with which the experience was
People born with
the Moon in H2 are frequently born to parents, one of whom at least, is
aware of security- sometimes to the point of pre-occupation. If, however,
the sign, which the Moon holds is Sagittarius, Aquarius or Pisces then it,
is likely that the parentsí life is built upon a spiritually based value
A person with
this placement of the Moon tends to want to Ďget some money behind
himí before he develops the area of life indicated by the Sun and he is
likely to remain security conscious throughout his life.
The Second House experience by its nature requires a person to have
extensive direct involvement with money and the material. It may well be
the case that a person with an emphasised Second House can see nothing
beyond or above the material plane.
From the point
of view of the soulís development this makes it no less valid an
experience. What matters more than whether or not he is identified with
the material is how willingly he faces up to his responsibilities and
accepts the consequences of his actions.
It is often assumed by students of
Astrology when they begin their studies that the experience of the Earth
houses and signs is in some way inferior, a view re-enforced by New Age
enthusiasm for psychic ability, which is too readily assumed to be an
indication of spiritual attainment. Even if this were the case the Earth
signs would not trail home. Maybe it is relevant at this juncture to
mention that many of the finest psychics have the Moon in Capricorn, the
last of the Earth signs, suggesting that their exceptional powers have
been made possible by the level of mastery achieved at the physical level.