the first six houses have a personal implication; the rest relate to external matters. often there are no planets in a sign or house, but the sign and planetary ruler covering the house will give a good indication of the subject's attitude and concerns for matters relating to the house in questio
When interpreting the sphere of life indicated by the empty house, it is necessary firstly to relate it to the influences of the sun and Ascendant. then we must consider the position of the ruling planet of the sign covering the house. take, for example, a situation where there are no planets in the Ninth house (the house of further education and longdistance travel) and the sign covering the ninth house is Virgo. Virgo is ruled by Mercury, so look to Mercury's sign. Mercury is the planet of the mind, but does the planet accentuate logical or intuitive thinking, or does it make the individual indecisive?
In answering this question, it is also necessary to consider the influence of the Moon, which will show how the subject will respond to those ninth house matters. If the Moon sign is cancer or pisces, the chances are that the individual will be apprehensive about travelling and lack confidence about further education. But if the Moon sign is Aries, the individual won't be able to wait to get a round-the-world ticket and will be enthusiastic about college.
Venus is the goddess associated with the Second House (the house of security and possessions) and the Seventh House (the house of relationships).
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