Amongst other things, I’ve always considered astrology to be an art, and the astrologer, an artist. It’s a possibility that if you had your chart interpreted by five astrologers, you might end up with five different interpretations.
And this speaks to my reasoning for considering astrology to be an art. Art is an expression of the individual; a creative uniqueness. Every astrologer, at some point, should develop their own unique style or way of interpreting the symbolism in a chart. And that’s what makes him/her an artist.
I wouldn’t consider myself to be an astrologer at this point, but rather more of a student. So, I brought material from several sources together to compare their second house descriptions. Most sources say the second house is the house of possessions, however, one said it was the house of value, esteem, and self-worth.
In a broad sense, possessions can relate to anything we own or acquire. Money is highly stressed here also because in today’s modern society, money is one of the most important possessions we can have. As they say, you can’t wear it or eat it, but it has potential and can convert to other things.
The second house might show activities or projects that can be a source of income. We own our feelings and emotions, so they’re considered to be inner possessions. What does money mean to us? Do we care about having it? Does it matter how much we have? Are we motivated to earn it, and how do we go about that?
I think it’s a good idea to consider the sign Taurus because Taurus rules the second house, and Venus because Venus rules Taurus and is home in the second house.
When I see the “bull” that represents Taurus, it reminds me of Wall Street, and Wall St. relates to the Stock Exchange and money. Venus is the planet of love and beauty. With the involvement of Venus, we can see how emotions and feelings come into play here. There is an emotional attachment to certain personal possessions.
Now, keep in mind, the second house, like the other eleven houses, represents the area in our life certain energies will play out, which is dependent upon planets and their relationships to one another.
Taurus is a fixed earth sign, and the sun makes its way through there between April 20th and May 20th.