In honor of #Sagittarius season: 4 planets in the 9th house?

Note: I wrote this answer on Quora and then said, hey, let’s put this on the blog too.

Astrologer's MailboxWhat does it mean if I have 4 planets in the 9th house: Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars?

I cannot give you a complete answer because I do not have your chart (and please don’t put it up or give me birth info, because I don’t read individual charts on Quora.)

The ninth house rules publishing, teaching, law, and travel. The zodiac sign that rules the 9th house is Sagittarius. Even if your sun is not in Sagittarius, you’ll share many of the attitudes and traits of a Sagittarian individual. You may be gregarious and the life of the party. You may impress many people for no damn reason at all, and know too much for your own good. Endlessly optimistic, you’ve lost more than one lover because of your fearless cheeriness in the morning. Don’t worry. There is always another.

Publishing, teaching, law and/or travel play a prominent role in your life. You may find you end up in more legal troubles than the average person, again for no damn reason other than the Universe seems to have it out for you, or it just wants to test your ability to act as your own lawyer. Remember what they say about who is a fool in this instance.

You’ll be a teacher one way or another. Either you are a teacher, teach some sort of class somewhere or coach kids. You love kids, someone else’s that is. But if and or when you have them you’ll spoil them rotten, much to the consternation of the other parent.

Secretly you dream about being a great writer. However, writing is hard work, so unless you have some grounding elements in your chart, you’d rather have someone else write it. You are the person who walks up to a writer at a party and says, “I have a great idea for a book. Why don’t you write it and we’ll split the profits?” This is why writers drink so often and have lawyers on speed dial.

You love the idea of travel but you may be a poor traveler. However, that doesn’t stop you from dreaming of exotic climes. You love all kinds of maps, even that funky one drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien’s son, Christopher, from Lord of the Rings. You even know that’s who drew the map. Secretly you want to be an elf.

When the Temptations sang “Papa is a rolling stone,” they were talking about you. Hey, at least you’ll gather no moss.

Disclosure: I have two planets in the 9th house, which gives me license to poke fun at people with a prominent ninth house. 🙂

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The Astrology of Happiness vs. Unhappiness

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness(Astrology Explored) In the United States we even have it in our “Declaration of Independence’:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

These words, birthed in 1776, were written barely five years before the discovery of the planet of individuation, Uranus. Prior to the establishment of the United States, most people were vassals of the lands and of the king. Self determination was the province of the very rich, though they usually had their own problems with the king with which to deal. Happiness was promised to the masses after death via entrance into heaven upon living a “good” life. Happiness on earth, however, was not guaranteed, and should one secure it, was viewed with some suspicion.

Written by Thomas Jefferson, who had Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius on his ascendant, the words in the Declaration of Independence were and are the claxton of The New Age of Aquarius. Written as a political manifesto this message non-the-less proclaimed that God gave us the right to be happy.

What a revolutionary idea! An unfortunately an idea that than many of us do not take to heart.

No doubt, human existence is difficult for many who live in this world. There is just too much injustice as men strive against men over the perceived lack of world resources to make it easy. Yet even for those that live in industrialized nations, where food and shelter is available to nearly everyone; even those that have much compared to the majority of human existence live in a state of un-parallelled unhappiness. The weird and the strange part of this that many people believe they do not deserve to be happy. Some can not even image what it would be like to be so. Continue reading