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First House

The First House is commonly referred to as the House of Self. The cusp of the First House is the home of the Ascendant, the sign that was rising on the eastern horizon at the precise moment of your birth. This is important because by thinking of this in terms of sunrise and new beginnings, you can begin to grasp the concepts of the First House. The new beginnings here are centered on the individual: the self and the attendant voyage of discovery that define a person. Who are you? What will you become? How do you realise your best self?

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The First House also rules early childhood. Everything from our earliest steps to our view of the emerging world is considered here. How will we develop? What is our view on life? It all begins at the beginning (the First House) and serves to shape us for all time.

It describes your personality, your natural demeanour as you face the outside world, and also your physical appearance (yes, it’s true). It is an essential component for the interpretation of the natal chart, and it is one of the four angles of the natal chart (the four most important houses, which are dealt with below). It is located on the left-hand side of the natal chart and corresponds to the place where the sun rises.

The First House is ruled by Aries and the planet Mars.

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