“Hey, baby, what’s your Sign?”
In that psychedelic, groovy social period that stretched from the late ’60s and on into the ’70s in the US, this was a pick-up line so widely employed that it became a total cliché. But then again…who in modern society doesn’t know their Sun Sign?
Sidenote: that’s what society in general means when referencing “your Sign.” That is, the question revolves around the Sun in your birth-chart. The astrologically-minded would actually rephrase this inquiry in terms like this: “When you were born, which Sign was your Sun in?” That probably wouldn’t have gone over as smoothly at key parties, though, so the less cumbersome form kind of took hold, even if it’s a bit hazy overall.
But here’s another question that could be just as important to get behind, although, it, too, never made the rounds as a steady fixture under disco balls and strobe lights:
“Hey, baby, what’s your…House?”
Everyone seems to have at least heard of the Signs, and they know the Planets, too, but the poor Houses rarely register with non-astrologers. This may be due to the fact that the Signs and Planets all have cool names and intriguing little symbols to represent them, while the Houses are just referred to with garden-variety numbers. Names like “Sagittarius” and “Mercury” sound all cool and arcane, but something such as “the Second House” feels pretty pale in comparison.
But knowing which House your Sun is in can be as helpful and interesting as knowing its Sign placement. The Signs describe how and why we tend to do things, but the Houses point out which areas of our lives will naturally play host to our most important evolutionary experiences.
Even if you can’t dope out what your chart means in its entirety, I urge you to go to a free site like astro.com or astromatrix.org, punch in your birth info (including date, city – and critical for the Houses – time of birth), and see which House your Sun is in. Armed with this knowledge, you can start consciously seeking out activity in the area of life that will feed your basic vitality.
You can also get into great conversations with strangers at parties that start off with “So, what’s your House…?”
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