House of Sagittarius
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Area of Consciousness Universal
through the quest for meaning
in House 9
Sun in the 9th House indicates that in the course of the current lifetime
consciousness is to be expanded by the experience of seeking to understand
the connection between God and man. In the quest the biggest clues will
come from mankind's spiritual, religious and legal traditions. A 9th House
Sun is common in the charts of clergymen and lawyers. It confers a mind
which is at home with broad principles, with synthesis rather than
analysis, and which prefers direct experience to scholarship.
Sun in H9 is frequently found in charts where the Moon is in one of the
houses of Personal consciousness indicating that past life experience has
been lived out with no goal other than self-perpetuation, or in the one of
the houses of Relating consciousness where the focus has been earthly
relationships. This placement of the Sun confers an adventurous and
spirited nature and makes a person extremely restless if he is confined
within ‘four walls’ be they of the home or the environment of birth,
which he usually perceives to be narrow in both its understanding and
sympathies. There is usually a strong desire to travel overseas in order
to receive new impressions and experiences from within different cultural
the travel undertaken by 9th House people (and 9th House people, both men
and women, can have the most extraordinarily itinerant lives) needs to be
more than an end in itself: it has to enable them to find, not simply a
new physical location but a place for themselves in a larger scheme.
Without something to command his allegiance or a context to enable him to
see the point of himself, a 9th House person can feel lost, rootless and
many 9th House people do travel, others deal with their restlessness on
another level. In which case, the precepts and practices of a
philosophical or spiritual tradition, usually from a culture very
different from their own, will be the agents of change in their lives.
a 9th House person
that he can find within himself, answers which he once
in the outer world, then he tends to become less physically restless and
a more settled life becomes possible. Although, he may well chose to
reside outside the country of his birth and will nearly always view travel
as the most potent of spiritual restoratives
in the 9th House with the Sun reinforces the tendency to think in terms of
broad principles and to value experience over ‘head-knowledge’. This
combination increases the restless conferred by a 9th House Sun, and with
it the likelihood, that a person will come to rest, either literally or
metaphorically in a culture different from his own. When Mercury is in H9
and the Sun is in H8, there is the likelihood that a person will seek a
spiritual explanation for emotional suffering and this combination can
lighten, quite markedly, the heaviness which so often goes with an 8th
Mercury is in H9 and the Sun in H10, then the church or legal profession
may be attractive for the purposes of establishing a career. People with
this combination have a range of interests notably wider and less materialistic
than when Mercury is in H10 with the Sun.
in H9 with the Sun, in any placement, confers an interest in spiritual and
philosophical ideas and usually a very fine intellect. Unless Mercury is
in an Air sign, however, or an Air sign occupies the cusp of H9, there is
unlikely to be any enthusiasm for academic life, other than as a means to
in the 9th House confers a love of spiritual values and religious form,
both those pertaining to a person’s native tradition and those of other
placement also creates a great sensitivity to the aesthetic and ceremonial
aspects of religion.
Venus in H9, people usually travel much and frequently develop a special
and abiding love for one particular country or culture. They also tend to
be attracted to partners from other countries whose different cultural
tradition gives them a certain glamour.
respect for civil as well as religious law usually goes with this
placement of Venus and should there be recourse to legal action then the
Venusian usually fares well.
in the 9th House confers a restless and adventurous nature, which may take
a person away from the country of his birth for long periods. When Mars is
in the 9th House, traveling is nearly always undertaken in connection with
work, employment overseas, being the preferred alternative to simply
traveling. As with the Sun in
H9, however, there is a possibility that this restlessness will find a
spiritual outlet and be dealt with at another level.
in H9 inclines towards litigious ness, despite the marked lack of success
in legal matters, which tends to accompany this placement, especially when
Mars is afflicted by any of the outer planets.
in the 9th House is the ‘philosopher’s planet’ in its own House.
This placement of Jupiter confers an expansive mind and one, which usually
has little sympathy with intellectualism. More than any other planet in
H9, Jupiter likes to draw conclusions from its own experiences, and
finding unity within diversity.
person with this placement tends to feel both restricted and uninspired by
his own cultural tradition and will, in all probability, live overseas for
long periods, unless Jupiter occupies a fixed sign or receives an aspect
from Saturn. If a person with Jupiter in H9 should venture overseas, then
the quality of his life will be enhanced, both materially and spiritually.
placement of Jupiter confers a powerful intuition and the ability to
penetrate the letter of the law in order to find its spirit,
Saturn in the 9th House, a person has to struggle hard against
scepticism. The wish
to believe in something other than a material reality frequently precedes
the ability to suspend disbelief, with the result that a person with this
placement of Saturn, may remain in an agony of indecision for years, or go
through long periods of serious doubt after he believed himself to have
been convinced. What Saturn in H9 requires is empirical evidence of the
immaterial. His inability to accept is usually the product of a lack of
proof. Yet the desire to believe tends to keep him struggling with his
skepticism and, in time, he may see that his doubt is the result of too
close an identification of truth with the form in which it is presented.
placement of Saturn tends to be found in charts, the pattern of which
indicates, that the past life experience has been one, in which there was,
either no interest in anything other than the material plane, or that
religious dogma has frustrated the growth of spiritual awareness. With
Saturn in the 9th House a person is searching for an inner connection to a
higher level in order to make sense of existence.
this placement of Saturn a person tends to have difficulty, especially in
his early years in understanding broad principles and in considering
anything other than his own interests of point of view. In consequence he
runs the risk of incurring the penalty attached to trifling with the law.
This commonly takes the form of initiating litigation for a case he cannot
possibly win, or disregarding the customs and traditions of other
countries. Hence, the reputation of Saturn in H9 for bringing about
misfortune through the courts and overseas travel.
in the 9th House indicates that for the purposes of development, spirituality
has to be separated from religious form. A person with this placement of
Uranus is rarely able to give his allegiance to any one form of religion;
instead he will piece together his belief system from a range of religious
traditions - and with Uranus in H9 he is likely to check out a number
during the course of his life.
a person with Uranus in H9, travel is usually a great liberator even
though this placement tends to bring its share of dangers and
difficulties, which have a part to play in freeing a person from over
dependence upon predictability and order. Litigation may also have the
same effect, in which case a court ruling could overturn all a person had
come to rely upon and identify with.
Neptune in the 9th House, a person freqently comes to much of his
spiritual understanding through meditation and dream states. Like Uranus,
Neptune in H9 tends, not to like to be tied to any one religious form,
although, there is likely to be an attraction to those traditions, which
withdrawal from the world.
with Neptune in H9 commonly develop a great love of a different culture
which may or may not be contemporaneous and which is seen as enshrining a
superior system of values.
in the 9th House indicates that the soul has been striving, maybe for many
lifetimes, to understand the connection between God and man, and there is
a level of knowingness in a person with Pluto in H9, which tends to
produce an authoritative manner, even very young children.
person with this placement of Pluto is ready to be freed from religious
form and conventional belief systems and claim back his own spiritual
power. He may be critical or respectful of established religion, depending
upon his personality type, but in neither case will he himself be held by
same desire for autonomy can make a person with Pluto impatient with the
strictures of legal rulings and conventions, and if there is no conscious
interest in this kind of autonomy, the law may let him down and shatter
his naïve expectations. This placement of Pluto rarely bodes well for
Moon in the 9th House indicates that consciousness is imprinted with the
memory of being exposed to spiritual law and higher knowledge. People with
the Moon in H9 may be born to parents who consciously live in accordance
with to spiritual values, or have connections with another country or
religious tradition, which has a different (and usually stronger) set of
spiritual values from that of the culture in which the child is being
however, he is born to parents whose lifestyle in no way distinguishes
them, as he grows the child will become aware that there is something of
considerable significance missing from his life and which he may try to
find in another country or through a spiritual tradition.
with the Moon in H9 frequently have a strong memory of having lived in
another country to which they nearly always long to return or about which
they have vivid dreams. The chart as a whole will have to be studied in
order to assess whether returning to what seems so familiar will help or
hinder. It may be that by going back, a person will be better able to call
up from the unconscious valuable understanding, which may help him to find
the way forward
position of the Sun in the chart will indicate the area of life through
the activities of which this knowledge is to be applied in the current
NOTE: While a tenanted
9th House offers a person an adventurous life, unless there are planets in
the 10th House, it makes a conventional life a good deal more difficult to
attain and such is power of social conditioning many people with planets
in H9 waste energy and opportunity regretting their own itinerant
proclivities. This is particularly true of women with an emphasised
9th House who, as they approach their middle years may be too willing to
agree with those who describe their longing for new places and new peoples
as mere escapism. It is
evident, however, that when the 9th House urge to seek out the new is
suppressed, it tends to go
underground and emerge later on as a reckless and often destructive desire
to bring about change in any way by any means.
when the Moon is in H9 does the wanderlust
need to be questioned, as this may well indicate a reluctance to be
reconciled to the imperatives of the current incarnation.