by Stefan Stenudd


First House in the Complete Horoscope

Your Identity in Classical Astrology

First House in the horoscope.
The immediate appearance
of the personality intended,
slowly penetrated by the observer.

The 1st House shows your identity - how others perceive you. It starts with the Ascendant forming the cusp of the House, which shows what impression you strive to make on others.

       That's how you present yourself to others, but the rest of the House shows what impression they actually get.

       It's a dynamic thing. At first, people perceive you according to your Ascendant, the "role you play", but immediately after that they start to form their own opinions. This takes them further on in the 1st House.

Zodiac sign and Planet

So, if the House changes Zodiac sign somewhere in its span, or if planets appear later on in it, that means people who have gotten to know you change their impression of you by time. They will experience it as "revealing" your true nature, but actually they simply see another ingredient in your identity.

       Of course, it also happens that your outer appearance can change once or several times in your life. This is likely if your House is split between two Zodiac signs, also if it contains a planet. If it's Pluto, your change will be dramatic and surprising. If it's Pluto your change will take an effort on your part. If it's Venus, on the other hand, your change will be smooth and pleasant, probably frequent, too - but not as frequent as if Jupiter is in your 1st House.

       Here are simple keywords as to how people will perceive you, depending on what Zodiac sign you have in the 1st House:

  • Aries impulsive
  • Taurus down to earth
  • Gemini friendly
  • Cancer warm-hearted
  • Leo proud
  • Virgo scrutinizing
  • Libra moralist
  • Scorpio secretive
  • Sagittarius distant
  • Capricorn ambitious
  • Aquarius thoughtful
  • Pisces sensitive

       Here are keywords for how people perceive you if you have a planet in your 1st House:

  • Sun straightforward
  • Moon emotional
  • Mercury talkative
  • Venus gentle
  • Mars dominant
  • Jupiter careless
  • Saturn demanding
  • Uranus contemplative
  • Neptune dreamer
  • Pluto dramatic

       The keywords are just simple clues to understand the 1st House. You need to consider the whole before deciding on the meaning of one single ingredient.


The 1st House has the following aspect relations to other Houses:

  • Opposition 180 7th House
  • Trine 120 5th House, 9th House
  • Square 90 4th House, 10th House
  • Sextile 603rd House, 11th House

       These relations between the Houses are quite important when analyzing their influence. The opposition aspect to the 7th House, which regards partnerships, is evident: you cannot think about yourself at the same time as you think about your partner. One or the other. The trines to the 5th House, that of leisure, and the 9th, about travel and change, show that your identity and how people perceive you is a resource in these other fields of your life - and vice versa.

       The squares to the 4th House, home and family, and the 10th House, career, show that these fields of life are partly conflicted. When you concentrate on your own image your family will probably be neglected accordingly, and you career usually demands of you to keep your attitude in some kind of restraint. The interests of these House are sort of competing, but contrary to the opposition it's possible to find solutions where none is at the cost of the other.

       The sextile with the 3rd House, friends, and the 11th House, which is the big social arena, shows that these House stimulate one another. It's with your friends you express your identity and it's in the big social scene that your image can do you a world of good.

The Houses

Here are the twelve Houses of the horoscope, with links to the webpage of each:

Astrological Houses

1st House

2nd House

3rd House

4th House

5th House

6th House

7th House

8th House

9th House

10th House

11th House

12th House



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