This week’s question comes from Kim in Valparaiso, Indiana:
I am fascinated with astrology and look at my chart from time to time. What I would like to know, how does a house move show up in a person’s chart? My husband and I have had our home on the market for over a year. There are close to 50 homes for sale in our area alone. Still, I remain hopeful and positive and pray a lot. Any insight would be appreciated.
Kim, you are not alone in worrying about the economy and real estate. This is a growing concern for many people.
I’ve worked with several clients who wanted to know when the time would be right to sell their homes. Generally, we look for significant transits to the fourth and eighth houses, and sometimes the ninth. The fourth house concerns your physical home, while the eighth house is associated with real estate and financial issues such as mortgage loans, profit and loss from real estate transactions, and so forth. The ninth house is often involved for long-distance moves, such as relocating to a foreign country.
Astrology can be very precise, but I do believe there are other forces at work, too. In the case of one client, I did accurately predict a favorable selling period, and she had a lot of potential buyers come through during that time. However, she also was looking for a home to buy, and she had something very specific in mind. It wasn’t until she found that home (and only because she knew the agent, who told her about it before it went on the market), that everything else magically fell into place, and she got an acceptable offer on her house. There was no astrological correspondence to this event that I could tell.
As always, astrology is one of many tools we can use to help make better decisions.
Kim, I agree with Pat about the fourth and eighth houses being significant when selling a home for the same reasons; however transits to the Moon, ruler of the fourth, can also reflect the emotional stress of dealing the burdens of relocating one’s home base.
Speaking of rulers, the planets ruling the signs on your fourth and eighth house cusps as well as the Moon can be useful indicators. For instance, if Sagittarius is on the cusp of your fourth house then you may see some movement when Jupiter moves into Aquarius after the first of the year. Or transits to your natal Jupiter could signal change. Uranus transits in particular usually mark precipitous action of some kind.
My own sense is that we as a collective are holding our breath, waiting to see what Pluto in Capricorn will start to manifest as well as what Uranus moving forward brings. When the Sun moves into Aquarius along with Jupiter in January and the new administration takes office, then we stand a better chance of seeing home sales start to pick up again.
I wish you the best of luck with finding a buyer for your home. In the meantime, have a wonderful holiday season.
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