The 12 Houses of Astrology

The 2nd House

House of Finances and Speech

The 2nd House relates to an earth sign and is therefore a house of wealth.

Attributes most affected by the 2nd House are:

Charity, confidence, domestic happiness, dress, education, educators, face, falsehoods, family life, food, foul language, imagination, jewelry, knowledge, right eye, money, mouth, neck, orators, poets, speech, throat, timidity, tongue, truthfulness, vision, and wealth.

The 2nd House occupies the space between the point 30 degrees above the horizon and the point 60 degrees above the horizon, at the moment of our birth, looking East.



In the Vedic Horoscope chart, the 2nd House occupies the area highlighted in the diagram above.

The lord of the 2nd House is considered to give neutral results to the house in which it is situated.  Therefore it neither enlivens or diminishes that House, merely on account of its placement.  However, effects will be felt as a result of the lord’s benefic or malefic nature, sign placement, or aspect.

Jupiter is the indicator of the 2nd House.

Location of the 2nd House Ruler

Ruler of the 2nd House Located in the 1st House

The person earns wealth through their own efforts; their natural duty is closely connected with education, knowledge, money, speech, etc.

Ruler of the 2nd House Located in the 2nd House

In its own house a career in banking or education is indicated. The person eats fine foods, is an excellent speaker, gains wealth effortlessly, has good vision, a handsome face, happy family life, is learned, knowledgeable, poetic, and has a powerful imagination.

Ruler of the 2nd House Located in the 3rd House

Might gain wealth with the help of siblings.  Could earn through arts of dance, drama or music.  Efforts aimed towards earning wealth.

Ruler of the 2nd House Located in the 4th House

Could get property or wealth from mother, might gain ancestral property, earns good academic degree, and has an extensive education.

Ruler of the 2nd House Located in the 5th House

Eats fine foods, family happiness, gains wealth from children, intelligent, powerful imagination, gains wealth effortlessly, money from gambling or speculation, and wealthy.

Ruler of the 2nd House Located in the 6th House

The lord of a wealth or material resources House. In another wealth House it is good for finances, but much effort will be required, and the wealth will only come slowly, since this is an adverse house, or a house of challenges.

Earns from service type jobs, or a medical profession, could have a speech impediment which can be overcome with effort, uses rough language, eats junk food, vision in right eye not the best, and not very imaginative.

Ruler of the 2nd House Located in the 7th House

Earns money by traveling in foreign countries or from overseas, spouse is wealthy, spouse aids in accumulating wealth.

Ruler of the 2nd House Located in the 8th House

Could inherit wealth if ruling planet is well disposed due to sign or aspects, eats bad foods, imagination limited, large expenses, might earn money from undesirable or illegal methods, not much education, poor, prone to lies and exaggeration, shy, speech impediment, unhappy family life, uses foul language, and weak vision in right eye.

Ruler of the 2nd House Located in the 9th House

Receives money from father, elders or religious organizations, eats fine foods, imaginative, happy family life, knowledgeable, learned, good speech, well educated, lucky, fortunate, and wealthy.

Ruler of the 2nd House Located in the 10th House

The lord of a wealth house in another wealth house is beneficial for earning ability, wealth from their career, and solid status and reputation.  Could earn through business or benefit from government or official person.

Ruler of the 2nd House Located in the 11th House

One of the best positions for wealth, gains easily, earns through efforts in many areas, most likely banking or managing finances, benefits from eldest brother or sister.

Ruler of the 2nd House Located in the 12th House

Poor, uncontrolled spending, big debts, speech impediment, impairment to vision in right eye, shy, difficulty learning new skills, uses rough language, tendency to lie, unhappy family life, eats bad foods, could be involved in crime or shady deals.

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