Sign on the 2nd House: Interpretations
Example: If you see the sign of Aries beginning the second house (in the diagram at right, the star shows the cusp or start of the second house), then you can say that Aries is on the second house cusp of your chart.
The Second House: Money, Resources, Natural Talents, Security, Comfort
Aries on the 2nd House Cusp
With the sign of Aries on the second house, your spirit for innovation and competition shows up with business, money, and practical affairs. Watch for impulsiveness with money and things. You’re likely to be good with starting fresh and parting with things that have outworn their usefulness, however.
Taurus on the 2nd House Cusp
With the sign of Taurus on the second house cusp, there can be a strong connection to personal possessions. This position does not speak to the generosity of the person, but it does suggest quite a bit of attachment to one’s things. This is a good indication of the accumulation of wealth, although the placement and aspects of Venus in the natal chart will help round out the picture. The voice may be soothing or notably pleasant.
Gemini on the 2nd House Cusp
With the sign of Gemini on the second house, you think (and talk) about money, personal possessions, valuables, and comfort matters more than most people. You likely have more than one source of income. You are clever when it comes to business and money-making ideas. You always do better with money when Mercury is in good shape, such as in your sign and forming harmonious aspects or in a harmonious sign. Mercury retrograde periods are just fine for getting back money owed to you and is sometimes beneficial for getting good deals and sales, but is best avoided for new money and business initiatives. Your attitude toward money, self-worth, and personal possessions is refined by Mercury’s placement by sign, house, and aspect.
Cancer on the 2nd House Cusp
With the sign of Cancer on the second house, there can be some tendency for your financial or economic state to fluctuate. You might earn money in jobs related to the public, caretaking, nursing, nutrition, medicine, real estate, or psychology. It can be quite important to you that you earn money for meaningful work. You’re inclined to spend too much in youth but save more carefully as you mature since your needs for security are stronger than most. Earnings and spending can be emotionally-charged. You’re sentimental with personal possessions.
Leo on the 2nd House Cusp
With the sign of Leo on the second house, your earning power is strong. You readily take on leading roles or important positions. You have some tendency to indulge in luxuries. You may earn money in fields related to the arts, entertainment, jewelry, and education. The Sun’s position in your chart by sign, house, and aspect gives further clues to how you spend and earn money and how you view and treat your “things.” You also do better with money when the transiting Sun is in good shape, such as in your sign or rising sign and forming harmonious aspects or in a harmonious sign.
Virgo on the 2nd House Cusp
With the sign of Virgo on the second house, you think (and talk) about money, personal possessions, valuables, and comfort matters more than most people. You likely have more than one source of income. You are clever when it comes to business and money-making ideas. You might worry more about money than it appears on the surface of things. You are willing to put the work in to stabilize cash flow, and while your expectations in this area of life are not huge, your work ethic contributes to gradually healthier income as you age. You can be very particular and even fussy with finances and business activities. You might thoroughly enjoy devising budgets and recording money details. You always do better with money when Mercury is in good shape, such as in your sign or rising sign and forming harmonious aspects or in a harmonious sign.
Libra on the 2nd House Cusp
With the sign of Libra on the second house, you are generally good at attracting the right resources to you. You may go into business with a partner/significant other, your best business ideas come from a partnership, or economic stability is dependent on your relationship status. Joint ventures can be especially profitable for you, or you do materially well in Venus-ruled fields, such as the arts, design, beauty, entertainment, women, and relationships. You always do better with money when transiting Venus is in good shape, such as in your sign or rising sign and forming harmonious aspects or in a harmonious sign.
Scorpio on the 2nd House Cusp
With the sign of Scorpio on the second house, you are resourceful and you take on a determined approach to money and possessions. You can be especially skilled at managing others’ resources, money, or talents. You have a great need for security but you can also go through infrequent but dramatic changes with your material affairs that amount to rebirths and reinventions. You are also skilled at making the best of any given situation and turning ordinary things into extraordinary items, such as through crafts.
Sagittarius on the 2nd House Cusp
With the sign of Sagittarius on the second house, the ruler of your second house is Jupiter. An expansive, generous, or extravagant approach to money can be notable unless Jupiter is modified by Saturn. Spending habits fluctuate, but generally, you do well for yourself. You have a faithful attitude towards money which can either be useful and optimistic or irresponsible and reckless. You may see earning as an adventure or a game, or you can be rather disinterested in the whole thing, depending on other factors in your chart. Money might be made through teaching, traveling, or publishing, and for some, in a foreign country.
Capricorn on the 2nd House Cusp
With the sign of Capricorn on the second house, you slowly but surely build your income. You have a cautious and careful approach to money, earnings, and talents. You can be rather frugal at times with a keen eye for budgeting or making the most of what you have. You are generally patient with a long-term goal in mind when it comes to building your resources and developing your talents. You are willing to put in the sustained effort. You can be more concerned than most about saving for the future, and if you’re not saving, you’re worrying about it!
Aquarius on the 2nd House Cusp
With the sign of Aquarius on the second house, you may be less attached to your things than many, but you have very strong, defined, and perhaps unusual tastes and collections. You are inclined to earn more when you network or team up. You are inventive and you tend to make the most money through non-traditional or original ventures, ideas, or inventions. There may be fluctuations in your financial state, making it important to save when your earnings are big.
Pisces on the 2nd House Cusp
With the sign of Pisces on the second house, you are either somewhat disinterested or faithful when it comes to money and possessions, or you are impractical and prefer to look the other way regarding managing your money and things, depending on other factors in your chart. Generally, you’re likely to build a personal philosophy about material affairs that’s rather unique. You’re likely to be quite generous and you tend to trust that resources will be there when you need them–“the universe will provide” approach, and it does usually work well for you. You should probably watch for disorganization or neglect with money and possessions that can lead to unnecessary waste, however.
Continue reading for the additional houses below by clicking on the house’s corresponding number. Example, click on 6 for the sixth house sign interpretations.