Which House System in Astrology Classes?

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Thank you to WK who reached out to me today. I thought other people might appreciate thinking about the issue of house systems, too, so I decided to share it in this format.

 

Hi Toby,
I am considering studying with you.
Do you teach using equal house system?
If so, what is your rationale for choosing equal house system?
There are key differences in house location of planets in the natal chart between different house systems. Does this not matter?
Can you shed light on the differences found in natal charts with the different house systems. 

WK

 

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NEW Online Astrology Classes starting April 7, 2020

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ONLINE Astrology Classes

Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 Pacific Time
Starts April 7, 2020

  • Participate in sessions in real time on your desktop, laptop, or tablet using Zoom
  • Speak with instructor Toby Aldren and with your fellow classmates — just like being together in the same room
  • Engage in a rigorous program of astrological education, taking you far beyond Sun Signs to the complete interpretation of a natal chart
  • Put astrology to the test by seeing how it works with charts of your fellow students
  • Continue your own journey of self-awareness

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Tell Me A Story (There are only six) – Part 6

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All good stories have a challenge that needs to be resolved, and the astrological chart gives us a very simple way of sorting out those challenges. It all comes down to the opposition. What’s the 6-12 challenge?

Be Rational or Follow Your Instincts

The 6th House is the place for keeping track of things, for organizing your day, for planning your meals to fit your budget and nutritional needs. The 12th House lets go of schedules. It has no need for things. It’s about keeping you aligned with your higher self or higher power.

The 6th and the 12th Houses are both concerned with health. The 6th approaches it from more of a scientific perspective — adopting a lifestyle including exercise and proper nutrition, for example. Things you can measure thrive very well in the 6th House. The 12th house, on the other hand, approaches health from a more wholistic point of view. In this realm, being attuned with Spirit will nourish body, mind, and soul.

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Tell Me A Story (There are only six) – Part 5

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All good stories have a challenge that needs to be resolved, and the astrological chart gives us a very simple way of sorting out those challenges. It all comes down to the opposition. What’s the 5-11 challenge?

Do I fit in? Do I want to?

The 5th House / 11th House axis sheds light on who you are as an individual and who are as a member of a group. It can be an interesting dilemma when these aren’t always the same. This 5th/11th axis keeps us in check.

The 5th house theme is to make a mark in this world, to leave something behind that is proof that you were here. For some people, this is done by raising children. An alternate way, or an additional way, is to venture into the world of creativity — of making something that only you could make. It doesn’t have to be in one of the mediums people typically identify as artistic; you don’t have to be a painter, musician, actor, or dancer. Your creative self could shine in the way you adapt recipes by tossing in secret ingredients, or in the way you maintain your car. Maybe you have a knack for wrapping gifts, or maybe you enjoy discovering new ways of getting strangers to chat with you. The important thing is that, whatever you are doing, you are doing it your way.

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Tell Me A Story (There are only six) – Part 4

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All good stories have a challenge that needs to be resolved, and the astrological chart gives us a very simple way of sorting out those challenges. It all comes down to the opposition. What’s the 4-10 challenge?

Family or Career

The 4th House / 10th House axis gives you that very challenging choice. Do you put your energy into your family or do you choose to go out into the world and make something of yourself? Can you find a happy medium?

The 4th House is where you find your roots. It’s where you discover your ancestry. It’s the land under your feet. It’s home. The 4th House is where you are anchored in love. It’s where you will always matter to someone, regardless of anything that happened in your day. The 4th House is where you gather loved ones around and call them family.

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