Let’s say you are watching one of my Astrology video’s and I mention a Full Moon at 8 degrees in Taurus. You want to know what this means for you personally.
Your question is: How can I find out in which house this Full Moon will fall for me in my birth chart?
In this article, I will take you through the steps to help you find 8 degrees of Taurus in your own chart.
For accuracy, it’s good to understand that each sign contains 30 degrees. Let’s say this Full Moon sits precisely at 8.14 in Taurus. It means 8 degrees and 14 minutes.
It might also be helpful to understand that the order of the zodiac signs are displayed counter clockwise in your chart.
Now, let’s get started!
First, get your own chart. You can calculate your birth chart for free via ASTRODIENST, you’ll need your exact time, place and date of birth. This guide might be helpful.
You want to find the house cusp with Taurus on it. Let me show you:
The outer ring of your chart contains the zodiac sings and the middle of the circle contains sections (wedges) that are numbered 1 to 12. These are the houses. The line that indicates the start of a new house is called a cusp.
In this chart you see the zodiac sign of Taurus in the top right corner, indicated with the orange arrow. As you can see, the 30 degrees of Taurus stretches mostly over the 8th house (indicated with orange), but also, a little bit stretches over the first part of the 9th house. Actually, the last degrees of the zodiac sign Aries (the sign before Taurus), also stretches over the first part of the 8th house.
The question is: which degrees of Taurus are in which house?
Underneath the list of planets in signs is a little table that shows which degrees of which signs are on the house cusps, the box is also indicated with orange.
AC stands for Ascendant, and that’s the 1st house cusp. MC stands for Midheaven, and that’s the 10th house cusp. As you can see, the degrees of the cusp for the 2nd, 3rd, 11th and 12th are also displayed.
But what happened to the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th house cusps?
They are always at the same degree as the opposite house cusp, but in the opposite sign.
In this chart:
- 1st house cusp is 28.9 Virgo, so the 7th house cusp is 28.9 Pisces
- 2nd house cusp is 24.34 Libra, so the 8th house cusp is 24.34 Aries
- 3rd house cusp is 24.56 Scorpio, so the 9th house cusp is 24.56 Taurus
- 4th house cusp is 27.55 Sagittarius, opposite the Midheaven at 27.55 Gemini
- 5th house cusp is 0.58 Aquarius, opposite 11th house cusp at 0.58 Leo
- 6th house cusp is 1.28 Pisces, opposite 12th house cusp at 1.28 Virgo
So the 8th house cusp in this chart begins at 24.34 degrees Aries. This means that anything at 0 – 24.34 degrees of Aries falls in the 7th house, and everything from 24.34 to 29.59 degrees of Aries falls in the 5th house.
The 9th house cusp in this chart begins at 24.56 degrees Taurus. This means that anything 0 – 24.56 degrees of Taurus falls in the 8th house, and everything from 24.56 to 29.59 degrees of Taurus falls in the 9th house.
>>Therefore, the Full Moon at 8.14 Taurus falls in the 8th house of this chart.
What if you don’t see Taurus anywhere on the outer ring in your chart?
This is called an interception. Don’t worry, signs don’t just disappear. In this case, all 30 degrees of Taurus are completely contained in the house between the cusp with Aries (the sign before Taurus) and the house with Gemini (the sign after Taurus) on the cusps. So anything transiting in Taurus falls in that house.
Now, what does it mean when a moon, eclipse, or any other transit falls in a particular house?
The houses represent the area’s in life where energies can play out. This is a short and sweet cheat sheet to see what themes might be involved:
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