The Ninth House ~ Saturnalia


The ninth house is associated with philosophy, religion, wisdom and higher learning. Traditional astrology calls this the house of the ‘sun god’ (It is opposed the house of the ‘moon goddess’ which is the third house). It also rules international travel rather than local travel. The 9th house resonates with the zodiac sign Sagittarius.

“By this house we give judgement of voyages or long journeys beyond seas; of religious men, or clergy of any kind, whether bishops or inferior ministers; dreams, visions, foreign countries; of books, learning, church livings, or benefices of the kindred of one’s wife (In-laws) Of colours it hath the green and white.

Of man’s body it ruleth the fundament (Buttocks!), the hips and thighs. Sagittarius and Jupiter are cosignificators of this house; for if Jupiter be herein placed it naturally signifies a devout man in his religion, or one modestly given;

I have oft observed when the Dragon’s Tail, or Mars or Saturn have been unfortunately placed in this house; the Querent hath either been little better than an atheist or a desperate sectarist: The Sun rejoyceth to be in this house, which is masculine, and cadent.”

William Lilly

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