The Complete Guide to First House Astrology
April 16, 2024 11 min read

The Complete Guide to First House Astrology

By Lady Saoirse

The Astrology Houses Meaning is very important in understanding crucial things about yourself and your life. Predictions about personality, your health, career, and family can be drawn from knowing which planets are in the Houses of your Birth Chart. Find out in this article what things each of the planets in the First House tell you.

At an exact moment on a certain spot on earth, a very special individual was born into the world. You! There is nobody exactly like you and that is partially because of the planets, constellations, and the spot on earth where you were born. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you had information about how your birth place, date, and time would combine to influence your life? Thankfully, that is possible. All you need to do is cast something called your Birth Chart. One bit of information this provides is where the heavenly bodies were in something called the Twelve Astrological Houses. These Houses provide information about who you are, what kind of things you will do, and where you are going in life. Join Spiritual Blossom in our series to learn about the Houses. Today, we will explore the First House and what each of the planets mean when they are in it.

What Are the Houses of Astrology?

The Complete Guide to First House Astrology

To understand what these mysterious Houses are, an explanation of what happens in the sky is in order. All the Zodiac Signs and planets were in a certain position in the sky at the exact date and time that you were born. In that moment above your place of birth, the planets and Zodiac constellations were in a pattern directly above you in the sky and they can be recorded in a chart that gives a lot of information. Things about our personality, emotions, what we are good at, and what our bad habits are can be explained with this information. Certain things about what aspects of our life and our health will be like can be learned also. Special information about family life, career, the type of people we are attracted to, and major events can be found out also. Some people consider this a form of divination, but it isn’t the only type. You can read about another kind, Palm Reading here: The Ultimate Beginners Guide of How to Read Palms

How Do I Find My Houses?

If the Houses are so important to know about, there better be an easy way to find out your houses, isn't there? As long as you have all the information you need, you can find this easily- and it’s free. First, you need to gather some information. You will need your full date of birth, your time of birth including the hour and minute, and then you will need your place of birth. Once you have that information, enter it into a trusted online site. There was a time when you would need to consult books, charts, and maybe a professional Astrologer, but today, we have online sites that do all of the computing for us. Ready? You can find your full Birth Chart including what was in your Houses here: Free Natal Chart Report Whole Signs Houses

 What Does the First House Represent?

The Complete Guide to First House Astrology

The First House is called the House of the Self. It is ruled by the Zodiac Sign Aries and the body part it represents is the head and face. Our personality, how we present ourselves to others, and our basic attitude towards life are decided by the First House. People’s first impression of us is characterized by the First House, and how we begin new things is as well. The Sign in your First House is also known as your Ascendant or Rising Sign. Our early childhoods are ruled by this, and some people say the First House expresses who we are and who we grow from a child to become. To read about being your best self, see here: How to Be Your Best Self

The Planets in the First House

In our Solar System, there are many wonderful celestial bodies. Besides Zodiac Signs, planets in the Houses in the heavens give us information. Besides the Sun and the Moon, there are eight other heavenly bodies that may have been in each of the Houses when you were born. Here is what the planets themselves influence when they are in your First House.

Pluto in the 1st House

Pluto is not considered a planet by some people, but it still floats through Birth Charts and influences a lot. Pluto is a heavenly body of transformation and renewal and it rules all things that are hidden beneath the surface and subconscious things. The House Pluto falls in shows where you seek knowledge and meaning, and here , you find meaning within your personal identity and how the world views you. Power and control issues are focused on when Pluto in in the First House. You seek to control your own destiny and will work tirelessly to keep others from overpowering you. You may resort to positions of power so you can control others as well.

If Pluto is in your First House, some people find you bold and admirable, and others find you intimidating and aggressive. Few can match your drive and determination in life and you dig deep to find facts beyond what people tell you. Your dark side is you can become overly defensive and view life as a series of challenges meant to be met with a fight. Pluto is one Sign that rules Scorpio and you can read about their best love matches here: The Best Love Matches for Scorpio

Saturn in the 1st House

Saturn in the First House makes you very concerned about your place in society, and you will go out of your way to prove yourself to others. You understand that reputation will earn you promotions in life and what people think of you dictates how well they treat you. You will work hard to demonstrate skills and talents and you will also be highly aware of what you think of other people. You will be guarded with your personal life, revealing secrets to few, and people will have to work hard to earn your trust. You will pay extra close attention to details and be faithful and persistent. Your dark side is you may worry too much, anxious about what people say and think about you. Stress from this can affect your health negatively. Saturn rules Capricorn and you can read about them here: Capricorn Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility

Venus in the 1st House

The Complete Guide to First House Astrology

 Venus instills charm, cheerfulness, and a fondness for the company of others in your First House. You are agreeable and kindhearted. You love beauty and the arts and your ability to be diplomatic is appreciated by many. You are generally fortunate throughout life, but you have to be careful not to be so generous, you leave nothing for yourself. Even if you give away too much, you usually find ways of earning more resources for yourself, so you rarely worry about having enough. Your dark side is you can become passive aggressive and resentful when people are unreasonable and expect you to agree to unfair things. Set boundaries, and stick to them so your generosity is not taken advantage of. Venus rules Taurus and you can read about them here: Taurus Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility

Jupiter in the 1st House

Jupiter makes you someone who has high morals and tries to let those guide your life. More than this, your optimistic outlook is so powerful, it governs your whole life. People find you uplifting and look to you for advice and leadership. You are generous and seek to grow and expand your options and knowledge throughout life. You see yourself as capable and seek solutions to problems instead of becoming defensive, giving up, or feeling sorry for yourself. Positive thinking keeps you open to opportunities, but it can also fool you into thinking things are better than they are, and you should accept that life isn’t all roses and rainbows. Jupiter rules Sagittarius and you can read about them here: Sagittarius Traits and Love Compatibility

Mars in the 1st House

The Complete Guide to First House Astrology

Mars in the First house makes you ambitious and driven to create your own fate. You take leaps of faith before thinking and can be reckless at times, but you know that if you don’t take chances, you can’t accomplish things. You view yourself as someone who makes great things happen and there isn’t any dream you won’t reach for. People admire your bravery and ability to get things started that most people are afraid to. You won’t stand by and let opportunities pass because you understand that life is for living, and you don’t limit yourself. You can be headstrong, impulsive, impatient and overly aggressive sometimes and controlling those things is important. Then again, if you can balance them, you will live a rich full life and have great stories to tell. Just be careful with impulsive physical feats, because you can injure yourself if you are not cautious. Mars rules Aries and you can read about them here: Aries Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility

Neptune in the 1st House

Neptune in the First House gives you a gentle disposition and powerful psychic abilities. People find you approachable and while you won’t change your personality to suit people, you are a master at changing your approach to be accommodating. You are artistic and imaginative and may feel more at home alone, creating, than surrounded by people. You are drawn to the obscure, the misunderstood, and the mysterious. You can easily be controlled by your environment and should be careful not to allow yourself to be manipulated. You are idealistic and daydream. This makes you reach for romantic experiences, and you seek to achieve dreams most people are afraid to even consider. Just don’t let yourself become disappointed if a lofty ideal turns out to be unattainable, because you can make plenty of other dreams come true. Neptune rules Pisces and you can read about them here: Pisces Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility

The Moon in the 1st House

The Complete Guide to First House Astrology

The Moon in the First House makes you a sensitive, emotional individual. It also makes you considerate of other people’s feelings and you find it difficult to disguise how you feel. Your emotions can change quickly and overpower you, and you should learn to control them so they don’t rule you. Be careful not to become impatient or take things too personally and don’t worry yourself sick- because it’s not worth it. Your powers of observation make you a great listener and people seek you out for guidance and as a shoulder to cry on. The Moon rules Cancer and you can read about them here: Cancer Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility

The Sun in the 1st House

The Sun in the First House gives you powerful vitality and confidence. You are a natural born leader whose charismatic presence draws admirers, and you quickly rise in ranks because people have a lot of faith in you. The Sun gives you the ability to succeed and you are independent and enjoy calling the shots. When obstacles arise, you overcome them with your unbreakable willpower. You can be aggressive, and should take care not to be overbearing. This natural vitality can give you a strong healthy body and good health. The Sun rules Leo and you can read about them here: Leo Traits and Love Compatibility

Mercury in the 1st House

The Complete Guide to First House Astrology

Mercury in the First house gives you the powers of intellect but also a highly changeable nature. You are adaptable and can quickly make changes or process new information. You think on your feet and can make snap decisions that would overwhelm a lot of other people. You react to new information with curiosity and feel energized when you learn new things. It is dangerous for you to become bored or feel under stimulated and you should keep yourself occupied and enriched by new experiences often. Mercury rules Gemini and you can read about them here: Gemini Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility

Uranus in the 1st House

Uranus in the First House makes you identify as an individual and you may cast off all labels people seek to thrust upon you. You can’t decide whether the oldest , tried and true obscure things are your favorite ones, or the newest things few are aware of. You champion the causes of personal freedom, all forms of justice, and equality. You are so full of good ideas, you will never run out of them, and the thought of being limited or trapped in any way horrifies you. You are a revolutionary and people see you as somebody with the power to change the world to be a better place. Your need for radical independence can estrange you from friends and family and make you go against the norm simply for the sake of doing so. Uranus rules Aquarius and you can read about them here: Aquarius Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility (

Much of who we are is decided by events in our lives, how we react to those, and the things we learn. The environments we are in really do shape us, but part of who we are was ingrained in us from conception. Some say personality is a set of learned behaviors that we can unlearn, but many of us remain true to who we are naturally born to be. Your First House tells you a lot about that aspect of yourself. Watch for all our articles about the Houses and find out everything you can about yourself.

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About the Author: Lady Saoirse has studied magic and lore for most of her life but started walking her own Magical Path after being spiritually reborn in the desert. Today she is a High Priestess for The Temple of the Goddess, she is a psychic advisor and spiritual counselor, she shares her gifts as a Psychic and Content Writer for Spiritual Blossom, and she writes for The Green Egg. She has written for Mysticsense and PaganPagesOrg emag.