Just as an astrology chart is divided into the 12 signs of the zodiac, it’s also divided into 12 houses. The houses describe different areas of your life, such as home and family (the 4th House) or friendships and community (the 11th House). Below is an infographic about the houses and their meanings.
Image description: An infographic illustrating the twelve astrological houses and their meanings (transcribed in the list below).
Meaning: Self, appearance, vitality, and life force
Illustration: A symbol of a smiling sun, a mirror, and glittery gold stars
Meaning: Assets, resources, and self-worth
Illustration: Three $100 bills, a piggy bank next to a pile of coins, and a yellow paper star with “good job” written on it
Meaning: Communication, daily rituals, siblings, and extended family
Illustration: A black rotary telephone, a blue postage stamp with white daisy flowers, and a completed to-do list marked with checkboxes
Meaning: Parents, caregivers, foundations, and home
Illustration: A blue jeweled heart, a small plant sprout, a blue house, and a glittery gold star
Meaning: Pleasure, romance, creative energy, and children
Illustration: Two pink roses, three white glowing candles, two pencils, and a tin of watercolor paints
Meaning: Work, health, and pets
Illustration: A Band-Aid with a purple heart, a mug on top of a stack of notebooks, and a white cat
Meaning: Committed partnerships
Illustration: A glittery pink heart, a green telephone receiver, and an envelope covered in multi-colored heart stickers
Meaning: Death, mental health, and other people’s resources
Illustration: A skull next to purple and white pansy flowers, a ruby gemstone, a ring with a large pink jewel inside a jewelry box, and an illustration of a brain
Meaning: Travel, education, publishing, religion, astrology, and philosophy
Illustration: An airplane postcard, an apple, and a stack of vintage books
Meaning: Career and public roles
Illustration: A pink stethoscope, a purple lightbulb, and an orange typewriter with paper in it
Meaning: Community, friends, and good fortune
Illustration: Iridescent smiley-face flowers, a glittery gold heart, a shamrock, and a black-and-white game die
Meaning: Sorrows, loss, daemon, and hidden life
Illustration: A white dragon, a single sparkling drop of water, and an eye with a sparkling tear falling from it
Empty houses in your chart
Don’t worry — empty houses are not to be feared! It’s very common to have houses that don’t contain any planets. Every house does, however, have a planetary ruler, which is responsible for the affairs of that house and sign.
For example, if your 10th House of public roles falls in the sign of Leo, then the Sun — aka the ruler of that sign — is the planet that rules all things career-related for you. To learn more about what this means for you, you would read the description of the Sun in your chart. For more information on empty houses, check out this TikTok from Chani.
To explore the houses in your chart and unlock their meaning, read through your chart breakdown in the Me tab of the CHANI app or consult the chart tool on our site. If you want to learn more, Chani also talks about the houses in-depth in her book, You Were Born for This.