Stars For A Dream House
The Astrology of Real Estate
By Dikki-Jo Mullen
The home of our dreams! It is the largest business transaction most of us will ever make. The right choices concerning real estate can enhance and uplift a life forever. A wrong decision in purchasing, building or selling a home can prove to be a colossal setback, both financially and emotionally. Family life can suffer and success on every level hampered by a home environment that isn’t nurturing. Timing is critical. For both the buyer and seller, selecting the right birth chart for real estate transactions can avert potential disasters and assure a profit. Yes, your home has a horoscope, actually two horoscopes; one when it’s purchased and another when it’s sold. By making certain that the astrology chart is a good one years of happiness as well as a bright financial outlook overall are assured.
Let’s look at the celestial picture of a property purchase. The first step is to determine when the house’s birthday really is. There can be some confusionconcerning whether this is when the property is first viewed, when building commences or when the family moves in. After much research I feel the birth date is when the real estate contract is finalized. Take note of this data (date, place and time) and erect the chart accordingly. By carefully considering the chart in advance you can build the kind of life you want in the new home. If you’ve already purchased a house, condo, etc. study the horoscope for when the transaction took place. You will be amazed by how accurately it describes your living arrangements, progress or lack thereof.
Reading the birth chart of a home is different from interpreting a person’s natal chart. The meanings of the houses, planets and zodiac signs must be considered as they would apply to the property and its surroundings.
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The Sun sign (the familiar zodiac signs we all know) describes the mood and quality of the property as a whole. The Sun is also the owner(s) and how happy (or unhappy) they will be in the building.
The Moon describes the kitchen, nursery, any babies living in the household, motherhood and the emotional atmosphere.
Mercury will reveal the noise level, the intellectual growth and intelligence of those living in the home, books, telephone and cable services, acoustics, domestic employees, architectural lay out and young people from 7-14 years of age.
Venus has a bearing on gardens, house plants, interior decorating, music, the fine arts, guests, entertaining, overall happiness and young women aged 15-21.
Mars describes the heating system, fire places (also the threat of fire and serious problems) hardware, larger appliances, anger and conflicts, the garage and male residents over age 18.
Jupiter will describe the condition of the roof, expansion, additions, renovations, also the appreciation, the improved value, of the property and its general comfort level.
Saturn will reveal overall depreciation, the need for upkeep and repairs, basements, elderly people in residence, the air conditioning system, small rooms and closets.
Uranus relates to electronics, such as televisions, computers and radios, unusual features, gadgets, small appliances and modernization.
Neptune will describe the water supply, plumbing fixtures, ghosts or psychic phenomena, and mysteries or unusual events in the building’s past.
Also Neptune will point out any misrepresentations about the property, such as a fraudulent contract or title problems.
Pluto is concerned with the impact of natural disasters (hurricanes, earth quakes, etc.) and environmental hazards, the crime rate, external threats and enemies as well as the overall sturdiness of the structure.
The twelve zodiac signs and astrological houses can also be considered in terms of the building. Some of these will share rulership with or overlap with the meanings of the planets. The ruling signs of the house cusps factors into the overall pattern too.
The ascendant or first house and the sign of Aries will describe the outer appearance and the first impression created by the house. The first house is also the Eastern side of the dwelling and the well being of the property owner.
The second house and the sign of Taurus reveal luxury features, landscaping, masonry, security of valuables, quiet places and dim rooms with low ceilings.
The third house and Gemini shows neighbors, the character of the neighborhood, the Northeast side of the structure, hallways, mail service, and studying or writing done in the home.
The fourth house and Cancer are especially significant in the horoscope of a residence. Home life and family dynamics in general, family memorabilia and history, baths, pools, washing machines, motherhood, bedrooms, sleeping arrangements and the Northern side of the building are affected.
The fifth house and Leo will describe game rooms, recreational areas, craft rooms, hobbies, creative projects done at home, children, sunny rooms and fun; also light fixtures, the front door or main entry way.
The sixth house and Virgo will tell of pets, cleanliness, health factors, employees or service workers, storage areas, the household budget and shopping, also the Northwest side of the building.
The seventh house and Libra will offer insight into married life and teamwork, zoning codes and other legal matters, guest rooms, porches, cushions and upholstered furniture and the Western side of the structure.
The eighth house and Scorpio will describe drains and sanitation, security hazards, burglary, also mortgages, taxes, financing and long term investment value. The eighth house is also the Southwest side of the building.
The ninth house and Sagittarius offer information about living rooms, spacious and common areas, large animals, livestock and wild life on the property. Upstairs areas, spiritual growth, meditation, altars or worship areas, imported furniture, other exotic items from faraway, tenants and room mates.
The tenth house and Capricorn describe work or business conducted in the building. Ceilings, large trees, and fences, stone work, the South side of the building and economic matters are shown here.
The eleventh house and Aquarius relate to electricity, accident hazards, modern design features and appliances, murals or statues which are fixed in place or incorporated into the structure, also the circle of friends and casual visitors.
The twelfth house and Pisces describe stained glass, china, the Southeast, water front areas, secret rooms and hiding places, invalids in residence, floors and carpets as well as hidden problems.
Choosing the best horoscope for a home depends upon your own life style and priorities. For example if a tennis court is an important central feature, then the fifth house should be strong. For a showplace to welcome and impress guests, then a strong Venus is a must. If the property is for an investment then the eighth house, sign of Scorpio and the planet Jupiter should be emphasized in a beneficial way.
Here are some basic guidelines to follow so that the stars will light the path to your perfect dream house. Consider the ascendant and its ruling planet. Select favorable aspects to the Moon. Avoid squares or oppositions involving Mars, especially with angular planets. Place a benefic planet (Venus or Jupiter) or a luminary (Sun or Moon) in the fourth house. If a married couple will be sharing the home consider the seventh house and its ruler. To promote a peaceful marriage avoid difficult aspects from Mars, Uranus, Saturn and Pluto to the seventh house .
If finances are a key factor, select benefic aspects to the tenth, eighth and second houses. A favorable Sun-Moon aspect will go a long way toward promoting a successful real estate situation just in itself. Don’t schedule your home’s birthday right on a New or Full Moon. A retrograde Mercury in the chart promises a temporary residence, it will be just a stopping off place and will never feel really settled. On the other hand security and stability are assured when the angular houses (first, fourth, seventh and tenth) are ruled by the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius).
Selecting a horoscope for your dream home can seem rather complicated if you don’t have technical expertise and can’t consult a professional astrologer. However, a few simple rules can help to bring about a happy situation. In “ The Witches’ Almanac” find the New and Full Moon days in the Moon calendar for the month when you plan to make the purchase. Sign the contract on the 4th, 5th, 9th or 10th days following the lunation. This will give you a favorable Sun-Moon aspect, supporting happiness in all areas of life ruled by the Sun, Moon, fourth and fifth houses as well as the signs of Cancer and Leo. Next consider the basic traits of the familiar Sun sign on the day of the purchase. Does the sign describe overall what you would hope for from the new home? If not, it might be best to wait a month or two before finalizing the purchase to have the desired atmosphere. The solar fourth house relates especially to house hunting. Each year the Sun passes through that part of your own birth chart for about a month. That is often a great time to look at properties, it’s the fourth month following the birthday, starting with the birth month. Example: if you’re born on July 13, then the Sun would enter the fourth house on October 13 of each year, marking the start of a favorable four week time span to house hunt. If you have your correct natal chart, then consider the Suns transit through your corrected fourth house as well.
Zodiac Signs For House Hunting
The pioneer spirit is strong. This home will be about a fresh start and adventure. The atmosphere can be somewhat tense and competitive, its a good home for a military family of those interested in sports. If your own birth sign is Capricorn this can be a favorable home as it will activate your fourth solar house.
Security and stability are promised here. The household mood will be practical. It is a good sign for those who especially enjoy a nice garden and plants. Musicians, jewelers and bankers would be happy here. For Aquarians, this is a favorable residence.
Conversation, many letters, phone calls and e-mail will keep the Gemini home lively. If close ties with neighbors, frequent short journeys, news and noise are desired, then this is the home for you. Writers, teachers, bus drivers, and public relations or sales specialists can enjoy this home. So will those born under the sign of Pisces.
Family life is central here. Meals with relatives, loyalty and sharing can be expected. If you want to maintain a traditional lifestyle, this could be the home for you. Historians, real estate agents, cooks, oceanographers, sailors, and antique collectors can be happy in this home. Those born under the sign of Aries can do well here.
Youth and a perpetual party set the pace in the Leo home. If you want to entertain, feel young at heart, and honor the inner child, try a Leo home. It’s a good place to raise children. Dignity and image are important too. An actor, entertainer, those in the tourism industry or the arts can be happy here. It’s a good choice for Taurus people.
Neatness, efficiency and organization will typify the Virgo home. A steady schedule, comfortable quarters for small pets, a focus on nutrition and wellness can be expected. Janitors, handymen, secretaries, animal breeders, farmers or those who work in food supply and grocery stores can be happy here. It’s also suitable for Gemini people.
If a really beautiful and gracious home, one which will either cement a cohesive marriage or attract a perfect mate or partner is desired, then this could be your dream house. A Libra home will draw many friends and visitors. Beauticians, attorneys, social workers, mediators and designers can do well here too. It’s a good choice for Cancer people.
Property which is a good investment can be purchased when the Sun is in Scorpio. Stability, privacy and safety can make this an attractive place. For stock brokers, funeral directors, policemen, scientists, doctors and detectives this is a good choice. Leo people can find happiness here.
This is the perfect sign for a household where horses or large dogs will be kept. A rustic yet comfortable atmosphere with quite a few visitors will be present. A great deal of personal growth and expansion can be expected too. Scholars, writers, clergy, linguists, equestrians, animal trainers, perpetual students and advertising specialists can enjoy a Sagittarian home. This residence can be a good choice for Virgos.
Business first, relax and have a good time later, is the message sent by this serious and no frills house. Traditional furnishings and a dignified simplicity with a place to work from home are the signatures. The Capricorn house is good for the self employed, for farmers, economists, miners and industrialists. This can be a good choice for Libras, as it’s their fourth solar house.
A communal atmosphere prevails, many wanderers as well as long time friends will turn up unexpectedly. Novel gadgets and a variable routine make this an interesting residence. Astrologers, electricians, computer technicians, inventors and psychologists can do well here. It’s also the fourth house and natural residence for Scorpios.
Consideration, devotion, charitable projects and selflessness permeate the surroundings here. There is a sensitive intimacy prevailing with elements of the mystical and creative. This can be a happy choice for paranormal investigators, psychics and mediums, dancers, ecologists, painters, invalids or handicapped persons. Sagittarians can feel at home here.
A Meditation About Astrology … “It will be of no surprise to those who have made a study of astrological principles to learn that people and the planet Earth share the same experiences, so far as physical effects are concerned.” … A quote from Sephariel, a famous astrologer of bygone times. I think of this in terms of the weather and political and ecological circumstances unfolding now and the kinds of situations people are involved in.