The First House- Welcome to the World!
On this amazing journey through the houses, we are at the very beginning. And what better way to start it than with a simple – Welcome to the world! That’s right, the first house is the house when you entered this Earth. Just imagine how much power holds that moment when you drew your first breath. The first house, first breath and already the path before you have been aligned, written in the art of astrology. If you are looking to find out the exact significance of each astrology house, now is the time to join us on this amazing journey through the houses!
What is the First House and how does it start?
The first house starts with the Ascendant and is marked by the Eastern horizon at the time of your birth. It represents the first breath that you took as a baby: the way your life started on this Earth. Knowing that, in astrology, the quality of a moment marks its future unfolding, the quality of your first act- being born- marks the way that you will start most of your actions in life. For example, compare the brusque start of an Aries Ascendant with the methodical approach of someone born when Virgo was ascending on the horizon. More than how you initiate actions, your first house represents your physical body and the way you come across to others.
The sign and the planets that you find here leave a mark on your body type and on the general “vibe” that you give off to others, from a dreamy Piscean or Neptunian wave to a serious Saturnian composure. Starting from birth, our physical bodies serve as an interface through which we interact with the world. That’s why the Ascendant is our persona, the mask that we present to others. In the same time, the first house gives important clues about how we can “ascend” in this life, fulfilling our soul’s purpose. To find out how you can become fully yourself, look at your Ascendant sign and at your first house planets!