Saturday, November 20, 2004
When people first see their charts, they sometimes wonder why certain houses are empty. There are eight planets and two luminaries, so at least two houses will be empty in most charts. The houses rule specific areas of life. When a house is empty, you look to the natural ruler of that house to get a sense of how you deal with that area. For example, the natural ruler of the 5th house is the Sun. If that house is empty, you'll want to look at your sun sign to get a sense of how you express your creativity. Each house has a natural ruler, but when there are planet(s) occupying a house the ruler defers to them. In other words, the natural ruler still owns the property, but the other planet(s) are taking care of it.