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THE ASTROLOGICAL HOUSES

Dane Rudhyar

 

PART ONE

Why Houses?

The Houses as the Basic Astrological Frame of Reference

The Houses as Fields of Experience 

 

PART TWO

The First House 

Breathing as the First Act of Individual Existence  

Experiencing Individuality as Isolation or as Distinctness 

Ascendant Sign: A Lens through which the Divine Acts 

 

The Second House

Experiences of Ownership

Effective Use of One's Birth Potential

An Individual's Possessions in Relation to the Community 

 

The Third House

The Childhood Environment

The Development of Intelligence

The Search for Knowledge: Purposes and Limitations

 

The Fourth House

Land, Home, and the Center of the Globe

The Experience of Depth and Inner Foundations

The Integration of the Personality

 

The Fifth House

Creativity as the Expression of Personal Power

Love Affairs, Gambling, Childbearing: A Look Inside Traditional Meanings

Acting from One's Innermost Nature

 

The Sixth House

Experiences of Crisis and Personal Readjustment

Discipleship as a Means of Self-Transformation

The Test of Suffering and the Capacity to Serve

 

The Seventh House

The Development of Cooperation and Sharing

Relationship as Participation in a Greater Whole

Fulfilling Individual Destiny through Partnership

 

The Eighth House

Death and Regeneration: Identifying with the Seed Process

Ritual as a Way of Strengthening Social Bonds

Trust and Responsibility in Business Relationships

 

The Ninth House

Exploring Possibilities for Expansion

The Development of Understanding and the Use of Symbols

The Dangers of Over-expansion in Individuals and Society

 

The Tenth House

Social Position, Prestige and Achievement

The Use and Misuse of Social Power

The Myth of Individual Success

 

The Eleventh House

The Release of Collective Power through the Individual's Participation in Groups

The Creative Uses of Success and Failure

Rebellion and the Process of Social Change

 

The Twelfth House

Closing a Cycle of Human Experience

Preparation for a Rebirth

Finding the Courage to Let Go of the Past

 

The Three-level Cycle of Individual Experiences

 

PART THREE

The Four Angles and Their Zodiacal Polarities

The Planets in the Twelve Houses

 

Epilogue

 

The Astrological Houses

 

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