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Astrology - Derived Houses
|You can choose any house you like in your chart and consider
this house to be the first house, and from this obtain information about all its related
houses. This will become clear from an example.
The fourth house in your chart is often the father. Taking this house as the first house of father, then we can learn about your father's resources by looking at your fifth house, which is the second house of father.
The third house concerns brothers and sisters. So your father's brothers and sisters are your sixth house. Your sixth house, therefore, relates to your aunts and uncles. If the fourth house concerns your father, then the tenth house concerns your mother. And the third house from the tenth concerns your mother's brothers and sisters, or your uncles and aunts. That is, the twelfth house refers to your uncles and aunts on your mother's side.
Similarly, if your fourth house represents your father then your seventh house represents your father's father, which is your grandfather, because the seventh house is the fourth house in the house of father (fourth house counting from your fourth house). The tenth house of father, your first house, represents your father's mother, or your grandmother.
(Of course, the fourth house represents the less significant parent, which could be the mother or the father - in your chart, the houses of mother, or the houses of father).
Your third house represents your brothers and sisters, and your older brother or sister in particular, if you have one. This is the sibling who helped to teach you things such as writing, reading, 'rithmetic, etc, and the third house is also the house of learning. Your next sibling is your older sibling's sibling. Or the third house of the first sibling, which is your seventh house.