Numerous books have been written dealing with the
influence of planets placed in houses and signs. These books are
(mostly) good and should be on your reading list but only in case you
are a beginner in astrology. The deeper you get
into the secrets of astrology the sooner you realize that the SAME
PLANET in the SAME SIGN does not produce THE SAME effect in the birth
charts of two different persons.
This takes us to the ASTROLOGICAL SKILLS.
In astrology, the sign of Taurus symbolises
money. The SECOND house stemmed from this sign symbolises money in
every personís horoscope. Venus, as the ruler of SECOND sign of Taurus
Ėmoney, also symbolises cash.
However, Scorpio and the 8th house
stemming from this sign also symbolise money, but the money of OTHER
PEOPLE (earnings through other peopleís money, credits, loans, money of
a spouse, grants, bank money, inheritance...).
When interpreting MONEY one needs to know the
symbolic of other planets:
small amounts, petty cash, tips, check books, credit cards...
large amounts, big notes, foreign currency...
HUGE AMOUNTS of money, ENORMOUS wealth, inheritance, obsession with
money, especially when found in the 2nd house...
poverty, insufficient funds, savings, delay in collection,
satisfaction with smaller amounts of money...
earnings by taking risks, hazards, fast money, money through trading on
the stock exchange, work which is a novelty in our environment...
Naturally, one must not forget the DEGREES of
zodiac because each degree of the zodiac circle conveys THE SAME
SYMBOLIC OF THE ANALOGOUS SIGN. The degrees bearing the symbolic of
Taurus are important here (2,14,26), as well as the degrees with the
symbolic of Scorpio (8,20).
I had the opportunity to interpret the birth
chart of two women in one day. Their Ascendant was in Taurus and Venus
ruled their respective Ascendants. However, Venus in their respective
horoscope produced a completely DIFFERENT effects.
The first example
THE FIRST person was born
15/6/1961 in Zemun (20E25, 44N51) at 02:20 AM CET -1.Ruler of her
Ascendant, Venus, is placed in her 12th house at the 8th
degree of Taurus.
Her Ascendant is in Taurus(money) at the 26th
degree( the degree of Taurus -money), the ruler of Ascendant, Venus,
being placed in Taurus (money) at the 8th degree (degree of
Scorpio-other peopleís money). Venus also rules the 6th house
Ė the first job we decide to do. Venus is in numerous aspects with
Jupiter (ruler of the 8th house), Mercury (ruler of the 2nd
house), Moon, Pluto, North Nod, Neptune.
She says: ę Iíve spent
all my life chasing after MONEY. First I worked in a bank and during
Milošević regime I started working ILLEGALY (Venus in the12th
house-criminal acts...) trading with
hard currency; these were LARGE amounts of money (Venus at
the 8th degree-working with other peopleís money square
Jupiter-large amounts of money trine Pluto Ėhuge amounts of cash).
Now this Golden Age is over for me and I deal
with loans on interest; collateral, people give me their real property,
apartments (ruler of her 2nd house Ė attitude
toward money, investments, earnings, Mercury in Cancer Ėapartments, real
estate, conjunction Moon -flats, real estate).
I havenít had time to find myself a husband...Ľ
So, her Venus directed her toward constant
earning of bigger and bigger amounts of money - towards greed.
The second example
Let us take a look at the
This woman was born on
29/3/1959 in Belgrade (20E30, 44N50) at 06:30 AM CET -1. Her Ascendant
is Taurus with Venus, ruler of her Ascendant, in the 1st
house at the 10th degree.
As soon as I produced her birth chart on the
computer screen I told her: ďÖThereís an old
lady living in your building. She is of a foreign origin and she wonít
live much longer. If you offered to look after her she would make over
her big apartment to you...Ē
The ruler of her 4th house (household
members, people living in your building), the Moon (woman, but also to
take care of someone), placed in the 8th house (inheritance),
at the 8th degree (inheritance) of Sagittarius means to be of
a foreign origin, but also to have a big apartment, especially with the
Moon conjunction Jupiter Ėsomething big. The Moon square Pluto (death)
means that this woman will not live much longer. If my client had
accepted the advice she would have activated her horoscope and this
woman would have only 6 months more to liveó six degrees separate the
exact Moon ( woman) square Pluto (death). The Moon symbolises a
MONTH and thus, this woman would be dead in
However, my client said: ď
Yes, itís true. She has already offered. But Iím
not interested...Iíve got enough...Iíve already inherited my motherís
big house and Iím going to inherit my fatherís apartment...my husband is
a doctor and earns enough...I donít need more, Iím not greedy...I can
get by with even less than I have now...Ē !!!
From the point of view of a classical astrology,
this is a surprising statement: Ascendant Taurus with Venus (money,
material values, to possess...) in the 1st house (what we
mostly strive for) of Taurus would normally mean that this person is
greedy and canít have enough of money.....
But here we come to the astrological skills.
Her Venus in Taurus trines (to accept something
with ease) Saturn, the planet symbolising poverty, tight budget, little
money, something insufficient and thus, she said that she could easily
live with less money and that she was not greedy. In addition, her Venus
is placed at the 10th degree of Taurus which conveys the
entire symbolic of the tenth sign of Capricorn and the ruler of Saturn
and thus, this degree highlights this statement of hers ---I
CAN GET BY WITH LESS MONEY...I AM HAPPY WITH WHAT IíVE GOT...
If Venus had been placed at the 8th or
20th degree, this would have been a different story (the
degree of Scorpio- something of other people, inheritance). Or at the 2nd,
14th, 26th degree (the degree of Taurus Ė to have,
own, strong awareness of the importance of money and any kind of
material value ).....