8 May 2015 0 Comments

Confusions about derived houses Part 2

In Part 1 spoke about the using derived houses for a related series, such as the 3rd house from the 3rd house to identify 2 brothers on a chart. Each brother is related to the other. I also spoke about the stupidity of applying this principle to an unrelated series. An example of the latter would be identifying the 2nd husband. He is not represented by the ruler of the 7th house from the 7th house. In other words he is not the husband of the 1st husband.

So how do we identify the 2nd or 3rd spouse?

First let’s go back to basics. Everyone we encounter in this world is shown by a planet in the natal chart. We project the various planetary qualities shown in our natal chart onto the people we meet. At the time of the encounter these projections often coincide and reflect the qualities of planets transiting the natal chart.

In regards to finding the planetary representatives of a spouse, particularly when there have been several, the default is usually the ruler of the 7th house, which I will call ‘Lord 7’.

It seems that the majority of the population, at least those whose have had a number of long-term partners, tend to partner with the same type person over and over again. Different person, similar package.

It’s a sad testament to the incapacity to learn from experience. In many cases the astrologer can do no better than to declare that partner or spouse number 3 or 4 is represented by Lord 7.

As mentioned above it is a fundamental mistake to use the ruler of the 7th house from the 7th house to represent the 2nd spouse. Moreover the 7th from the 7th is the first, which is the same as saying you have married yourself. Very silly.

However there are other solutions.

Derived houses article part 2One is to look at planets within the 7th house, if there are any. Very often the one closest to the 7th house represents the 2nd spouse. Its sign placement and general condition will describe the spouse.

When searching for a planetary representative of a 3rd spouse a similar logic can be followed. The 2nd planet in the 7th house, moving in an anti-clockwise direction from the 7th house cusp, often describes the 3rd spouse. However it is important that this planet be in the same sign as the sign on the cusp of the 7th house.

In Miriam’s case (see chart above), her 1st husband owned a factory and did very well until he was killed in a freak accident. He is represented by Lord 7: Saturn in the sign of its rulership, Capricorn.
Her 2nd husband was a property developer who proved to be a womaniser and a great disappointment. He is represented by Jupiter, in the sign of its fall, close to the 7th cusp. She eventually divorced him.
Her 3rd husband runs a printing business in which she now plays a major role. He is represented by Mars in Capricorn, the sign of its exaltation.

This same principle can be applied to other unrelated series, such as the 2nd or 3rd CEO, the 2nd 3rd or 4th child and so on.

In Part 3 I will look at a 3rd option for identifying a 2nd or 3rd spouse.

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