If you have 3 planets or more in your 1st House then you have a 1st House stellium. With this much concentrated planetary energy, First House matters such as the version of yourself you show to others and how you view the world will play a pivotal role in your life.
So how could this band of planets sitting in your 1st House affect how the world sees you and how you see it in return? Keep reading to find out!
What is a 1st House Stellium?
Any 3 planets sitting together in your 1st House is called a 1st House stellium.
This stellium is like a flashing red light in your natal chart directing you to an important area of your life that you can’t ignore.
Above is an example birth chart showing a 1st House stellium that includes their Sun, Venus, Moon, and Mercury.
The 1st House has been called the House of Self and the House of Personality. Here you are exerting yourself as an individual, forming the identity you share with the world.
With a stellium in this house, the way you meet the world and the way others see you in return may be an important component in your personal development.
The planets placed in your stellium cooperate, combining parts of your mind, body, and spirit to work together through your 1st House.
Your First House stellium will be a major player in your chart reading along with your Sun and Moon, your Big 3.
So what might it mean for you to find a 1st House stellium in your natal chart?
What Does it Mean to Have a 1st House Stellium?
Every house in your chart can spur great personal growth, but having multiple planets in your 1st House means that this house could be extra pivotal in your life.
Your stellium may magnify the matters of this house, exaggerating them or making them more of a constant in your life. Some of the parts of life detailed in the 1st House include:
- Feelings of being in control of your own life
- The development of your identity
- Your overall outlook in life
- How others see or describe you, your “mask”
- Your childhood years
- The style in which you assert yourself in the world
With a 1st House stellium and the possibility of these areas playing a pivotal role in your life, some pitfalls to watch for with this planetary placement could be:
- Lack of confidence
- Overly assertive, almost bully-like behaviors
- Struggles with feelings of independence
- Being superficial
- Coming off as egotistical
- Lack of self-awareness
Of course, these will be dependent upon the planets in your 1st House stellium and factors in the rest of your natal chart.
You may or may not struggle with any of the challenges above, but with a stellium in this house of self-expression, this list could be things you “check in with yourself” about from time to time and reflect on.
Finding a healthy balance when it comes to asserting your place in the world and being in control may be valuable lessons a 1st House stellium has to offer.