The 2nd House: Your Guide to The House of Money

The 2nd House in your birth chart influences the areas of your life that involve financial security and material possessions. Beyond money, your feelings of self-worth and value are also described in this house.


So what does your 2nd House reveal about your thoughts about cash and possessions? Keep reading to find out!

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • The 2nd House rules your finances and purchases.
  • This house also influences your self-respect.
  • How safe and solid your circumstances seem is described here.
  • Planets in your 2nd House will affect how you experience it.
a woman holding coins on her eyes, the 2nd House is called the House of Money

The Meaning of the 2nd House in Astrology

The Second House in astrology is often referred to as the House of Money.

According to Labyrinthos, this house revolves around the material world and how you value your wealth, possessions, and income, but also what you need to feel safe and how much you value yourself.

The condition of and placements in your Second House help to shape how you choose to earn money, your relationship with your material things, and what determines your self-respect.

  • earned income
  • financial planning
  • material possessions
  • your budget
  • wealth building
  • spending habits
  • your ability to earn
  • lending and borrowing
  • what makes you feel secure
  • your self-worth

The 2nd House Represents Wealth and Debt

Not all of us view or handle cash in exactly the same way and the Second House can help bring some clues about this.

The Second House in your birth chart governs anything that affects your financial condition, from the way you earn and save to the possessions you buy.

Property is ruled by your Second House. This Second House not only expresses the ownership of your personal possessions but your feelings about your material things as well.

Do you like having a lot of things or are you more of a minimalist? Do you buy top-of-the-line or shop in the bargain bin? These details are defined in your Second House.

Ultimately, the emotions you get from the things you are surrounded with create your motivation to earn, spend, and build wealth.

four people all holding money fanned out in front of their faces, representing a 2nd house stellium

Second House territory also covers loans and the boundaries of what a person is comfortable with in terms of debt.

How easy is it for you to sign those loan documents or pay with your credit card? Do you do so optimistically or does it give you a sick feeling inside? Those are Second House questions.

Money management is a huge part of the Second House, but a lot of that is emotional, especially when it comes to lending and borrowing.

Whether or not you’re comfortable lending what you have to family or friends, for instance, falls in the Second House, which may fall more into “comfort level” and feelings rather than simple practicality.

The 2nd House Rules Your Sense of Self Worth

The Second House in astrology not only covers the value you place on your personal resources but also on yourself.

Your Second House can offer clues as to what kinds of things you may be attaching to your self-respect.

Are you someone who feels great about yourself no matter what, or do you tie your self-worth to your job, wealth, looks, or anything else? Anything that you link your personal value to falls into Second House territory in your birth chart.

The stability of your self-esteem is also covered in your Second House. Does your sense of personal value usually stay rock solid, or is it easily shaken by even the most ordinary ups and downs in life? Your Second House in your natal chart can offer clues.

The 2nd House Covers Your Feelings of Security

How secure you feel in life is ruled by your Second House.

Your sense of stability is tied to how much control you feel you have over your circumstances in the world. This could have to do with your material security, like your wealth, your property, or your income.

But, your sense of well-being could be related to other factors, like the people in your life, your spirituality, or how you perceive society.

Your Second House may offer details about whether you feel generally safe in life or if you constantly worry that ruin is just around the corner.

a 20 dollar bill stuck in a tree with red berries, representing lessons of a 2nd house stellium

What planet rules the 2nd House?

Venus is the ruler of the Second House.

The themes of Venus influence this house and include luxury, elegance, giving, values, greed, and envy.

Balance is another theme of Venus and one that is important to find in your Second House.

In addition to the placements in and condition of your Second House, the position of Venus will add another layer of detail to how you experience this house.

How does each planet influence my 2nd House?

There are many factors that influence the way your Second House is expressed, a major one being your natal planets in this house.

Not everyone has natal planets in their Second House, but if you do, below is a brief description of some of the possible ways this placement could influence you.

If you see 3 or more planets sitting in your 2nd, find out more about what that could mean in our article here. And, if you find no planets in your 2nd, you can learn more by clicking here.

The Sun in the 2nd House

If you find the Sun in the Second House of your birth chart, this will be a crucial house in your life.

Your Sun is one of the most important planets in your chart and represents the core of who you are as a person. Placed here, the themes of resources like cash and belongings, value, and self-esteem will be an essential part of who you are and play a significant role in your life.

The Moon in the 2nd House

The Moon is always an important planet in your natal chart, and in your 2nd this placement automatically raises the importance level of this house.

Your Moon is your emotional center, so with this planet in this house, you may have a strong emotional or sentimental tie to your resources. Your personal feelings of value and self-esteem may be extra-significant for you.

Family may also play a large role in your financial life.

Mercury in the 2nd House

Mercury represents the way you think, communicate, learn, and teach.

With Mercury’s influence here, you may be very curious when it comes to finance or investing. You may love to learn and talk with others about the markets and you may have a very logical outlook on money, not allowing emotions to help guide your financial decisions.

Venus in the 2nd House

Venus is the planet that rules the Second House so it feels very at home in this placement.

It reigns over love, aesthetics, luxury, harmony, and values. In your Second House, money and things take an elevated position and aren’t just practicalities. What you own may go much beyond the practical because what you spend money on may represent your personal style, and what and who you love. You may enjoy the finer things that money can buy.

Mars in the 2nd House

Mars, the planet of competition and aggression, sitting in your Second House could shape an ambitious view on building wealth and owning property.

You may be highly motivated to climb the ladder to earn more and feel compelled to drive ahead of the competition. This placement could come with impulse spending and risky investing, however.

Jupiter in the 2nd House

Jupiter, the planet of good fortune, in your Second House may be a blessing or a curse depending on how you react to its energy.

This is the planet of expansion, abundance, and luck. In your 2nd this could make you seem like a money magnet where you just always seem to be in the right place at the right time to benefit financially.

However, there is also the possibility of over-confidence and over-extension when it comes to money, spending, and investing.

Saturn in the 2nd House

Saturn has the planetary energy of hard work, determination, structure, and self-discipline

This could set up your Second House to be a place where you find much prosperity, as long as you know you’re going to have to work for it. While you may not feel “lucky” when it comes to building wealth, you could have a bright financial future because you may not give up when things get tough.

Uranus in the 2nd House

Uranus represents the rebel, outcast, revolutionary, and genius inside all of us. Wherever Uranus sits is an area where we are hungry to break free and do things differently than the rest of the world.

In your Second House, Uranus wants to innovate and not conform to the status quo. You may be compelled to earn or spend money in original ways that society would not deem as “normal.” The future and what is cutting-edge may be where your mind is when it comes to your finances.

Neptune in the 2nd House

Neptune is the planet of mysticism, intuition, oneness, and your connection to the higher power.

This placement in your Second House could shape you to make financial decisions based on gut feelings. And, you may have great instincts when it comes to money.

Neptune may not influence a hunger for money and you may be one to give much of what you have to others. It could also bring a confused or disorganized feeling to your relationship with money.

Pluto in the 2nd House

Pluto is the ruler of transformation and power. In your Second House, this could lead to many changes in your financial outlook over the course of your life. And, it could also shape a view that money equals power.

There is a chance that you have a strong relationship between how much wealth you have accumulated and how safe and secure you feel, as well.

a pile of coins on a table with a piggy bank tilted above it so that its nose is touching the coins, representing the meaning of the 2nd house in astrology

Which planet is good in the 2nd house?

In my opinion, all of the planets can be “good” in the Second House because each of the planets has the potential to be expressed in a positive way and all planets have lessons to teach us.

Venus in particular could be considered good in the Second House because it is its planetary ruler and its energy may flow easily and unrestricted when it comes to the themes of money and value. Jupiter with its focus on abundance may also be a natural fit when it comes to building your bank account and money matters.

How does each sign influence my 2nd House?

The sign of the Zodiac found on the cusp of your Second House will add more complexity and character to the way you think about and behave with your resources and your ideas about personal value.

This Zodiac sign will show you the style in which you may naturally experience your House of Money.

To learn more about how the Zodiac signs could be expressed in your Second House, see our list of articles about each sign through your 2nd.

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