Astrological houses tell about a native’s unique experience in various areas of life.
Houses tell about how one functions in real life, including his or hers attitude towards life on the whole, the world, other people, the work and hobbies, health, body, romantic relationships, family and so many more.
There are twelve houses and each corresponds to a specific and complex field of life.
Planets found inside these houses, along with their aspects, affect individual experiences in a unique way. Planets and houses combinations are especially interesting to analyze.
People look into these fields in order to find out what could possibly await them in future, regarding specific segments of life. In addition, they could better understand some of the past events or past actions.
Each planet possesses specific energy. When it settles inside a house and forms an aspect with other planets, it plays a special role in the native’s experience related an area of life.
If a house was emphasized, by planets inside and strong aspects they form, it is likely that this particular field of life will be predominant or that you would experience something significant regarding that field.
Second House in Astrology
The Second House is identified with matters of financial stability, property issues, richness and poverty, gain and loss, earning, money and else related. This house can tell about our money issues, incomes and outcomes, material possessions. However, it is more than that.
This house tells about our ability to earn money and to keep it. This house is about one’s potentials regarding managing incomes, earning, saving and keeping financial status stable.
The second field could give you an answer to a question about whether you would know how to make money or not? Will you be able to keep it and make the income flowing? At last, will you be rich?
This house also answers questions regarding debts and loans, potential financial struggle and troubles, risks regarding financial stability and else.
However, this house is not only about money. It is related to goods and values overall. Therefore, the Second House represents systems of value, principles, talents and capabilities.
This field tells about one’s attitude towards different systems of value; are you ready to tolerate others’ systems, are you willing to adjust and change your own and such.
The Second House is the House of Taurus, which is an Earth and a fixed sign. This is a succedent and an earth house, thus associated with wealth and resources.
People who have an emphasis in this house have a tendency to settle in life and find the area in which they could be the most productive.
The Second House is about values, possessions, material circumstances and our bonds with the physical and tangible.
Saturn in Mythology
An old agricultural deity in Ancient Rome, Saturn was much admired throughout Roman tradition, unlike his counterpart Cronus in Greece.
Both of these deities have played a crucial role in genealogies of Roman and Greek pantheon. However, their story developed in different ways.
According to the myth, Saturn was one of the sons of Uranus, the old sky deity or the personification of the sky. Uranus, however, was not fond of his children.
He would keep them in the darkness of the Earth, who was also his own mother and wife and mother of the titans, Saturn included. The earth, Gaea or Gaia, was not happy about Uranus’ activities, so she came up to a cunning plan. She needed some of her children to make it real.
However, all were scared to execute the plan, all but Saturn. So Saturn waited for Uranus to come to seek love from Gaea, he castrated and overthrew him. This is the myth of Cronus, as well.
However, Saturn ended in a similar way; his son Jupiter, whom in the Greek mythology we know as Zeus, overtook the rule and shared it with his brothers, Neptune and Pluto. Overthrown, Saturn ran away and came to Latium, to Capitolium, where he settled.
Janus, of whom we will not speak much, since it requires us to get of our Saturnian path, warmly received him. Janus was a very old Italic deity and there are more sources about him.
Saturn ruled the region and it was believed to be a period of peace, plentiful harvest, fruitful years, good health and joy. People, thus, loved Saturn and the period of his divine predominance was called a golden age, aetas aurea.
Saturn’s own name is said to originate from a term satus, which means ‘sown’. Saturn was a major agricultural deity. The myths say that not only he granted people a fertile soil and a rich harvest, but he also taught them agricultural works.
The benevolent god also gave humans some of the first laws to live by, although also Janus is mentioned to have done the same. Later on, Saturn disappeared; it was said that Janus had begun a tradition of Saturn worship.
He has built an altar to Saturn and founded a date of worship. The major and well-known festivity dedicated to Saturn carried the god’s name, Saturnalia.
Saturnalia festivities took place in December, marking the end of all the agricultural works of the year and the beginning of a new one. The festivities were full of food, drink, song and joy and people would gladly join them.
At first, the celebration of Saturn took three days, then five and eventually spread to a whole week of having fun in the name of a good god Saturn!
Saturn was greatly admired and considered a god of seedtime and harvest, fertile soul, agricultural works, rich and fruitful land, prosperity and abundance. His functions were similar to those of other earth and agricultural deities, rather than that of Cronus.
We could easily identify him with Greek Demeter, for instance, or Ops, the goddess of plentiful harvest, who was also his wife.
Saturn in Astrology – Planets in Houses
While Roman god Saturn was considered a benevolent earth and agriculture god, the astrological Saturn is more likely to remind us of the cruel titan Cronus.
The planet Saturn’s nature and astrological functions remind of Cronus, rather than of a much admired and loudly celebrated Saturn.
What is Saturn about and why people consider it a negative planet, one you would not like to see emphasized in your chart?
Saturn is the planet of limitations. It is one of the social planets; the other one is Jupiter.
Social planets are a fine link between purely personal aspects of a native and what is beyond this world. They represent one’s social position, the perception of social organizations, institutions and concepts.
Jupiter widens the horizons, in that sense, inspiring growth and progress. Saturn stagnates, buts on boundaries and organizes things.
Well, we all think expansion is just prefect and limitation must be negative. Things are never that simple! True, Saturn is a cold, strict and very cautious teacher. If it were in unfavorable aspects, overly emphasized, it would definitely lead to problems. However, we need its lessons.
Without Saturn and its urge to analyze, categorize, form structures and rules, in order to control, we would not know the importance of order, discipline and responsibility.
Saturn is the planet of limits and boundaries, with soul trapped inside the body. Its lessons are hard to accept and comprehend. No one likes restrictions and people would usually fail to understand where they lead.
This makes understanding Saturn a heavy and problematic task. Saturn brings negativities into our lives and they should teach us something, though no one likes such lessons.
Saturn is the planet of misery, misfortune, despair, illness, sorrow, old age, isolation, loneliness, isolated and abandoned places. Saturn is gloomy and patient, associated with past, history, tradition, and heritage.
With its help, we preserve traditional values, but we could also stagnate, depending on Saturn’s exact position and aspects. Let us see how it affects the Second House.
Saturn in the Second House – Saturn in 2nd House
Saturn in the Second House indicates an expressed need for stability on the professional and romantic plan. This native is in search for security and stability in life, especially when it comes to the matter of finances and property.
People with Saturn in the Second House tend to focus on their material situation and some of them would work hard to build it up and maintain stable income.
While Saturn is about limitations, these natives see limitations in a peculiar way. They cross borders of limitations, by nothing else than limiting themselves. Sounds a bit paradoxical?
These natives could become obsessed with materialistic values, which is crossing the limits of a healthy obsession with materiality, if we could even call it so. They tend to materialize everything and that just does not work.
Such people deprive themselves of many joys of life simply because they view everything from a materialistic point of view. Saturn wants you to fixate and in the second field, the object of the fixation would likely become something very material.
Saturn in the Second House will try to keep you away of all insecurities, including financial, professional ones, but also emotional ones. While such a routine has its good sides, it could be counterproductive.
Some natives with this position of Saturn will develop healthy ambitions and they would invest much effort into achieving certain professional and financial results.
They could achieve great things in life, thanks to their persistence, focus, dedication and a clear, tangible goal. They are down to earth, very realistic and practical. Saturn would not let them get astray and would focus their views.
This could be a good thing, since such people are not easily distracted, which could affect their results positively, of course.
On the other hand, they would not take a risk or experiment; especially when it comes to material possession, finances, traditional values, systems of value and principles.
They would rarely change anything. This means they are at an actual risk of missing out fantastic opportunities.
Saturn in 2nd House – Money Issues
However, some of them really do not give a thing about new opportunities, being very satisfied with what they got so far, especially since it is a result of their own doing. They should be proud of it and keep it up. Such people are motivated, dedicated and patient.
They are very rational, they know what they want and they would do what it takes to preserve values they hold dear. It is also likely that they will be rich or comfortably situated in their older age.
If aspects of Saturn in the Second House were heavy, the native usually cannot manage finances with a rational mind. He or she either finds it difficult to save money or cannot give up possessions that are no longer needed.
This applies not only to material possessions and finances, but also to romantic relations, systems of values, tradition, principles and so on.
They feel as stuck in a particular unpleasant situation, but they hold onto it. For example, they would not sell a house that was too large for them to live in and pay for. They find the option of selling too terrifying, because they grew attached to it or because they have no idea how they would adjust to a new place or whatever of the sort.
Matters of finances could present as an obstacle when it comes to a relationships. These people are not ready to make compromises and they could treat other people badly, without considering their feelings.
Problematic financial situations are likely to occur, since these natives are not good at managing their sources of income.
Saturn in the Second House – Settled Goals
With good aspects, Saturn in the Second House could manifest in a pretty good light, which is a relief to all those of you who have it in this position, but are afraid of its possible negative influence.
Saturn in the second field makes a native rational and pragmatic, when it comes to finances and profession.
These natives work hard throughout their lifetime and are rewarded with a fairly comfortable, pleasant and even wealthy old age.
Of course, they could get rich and financial stable early on. True, they do not make many compromises and are generally not risk takers, unwilling to experiment, but they usually have a very clear idea of what they want to achieve.
They have firm and well-established sets of values and principles to live by.
These natives are firm in their professional goals, realistic about financial opportunities, with high, though reachable standards.