The Planets, signs and Houses in astrology can describe the genetic patterns passed down the generations, so in the astrology of families there is always a strong interconnection between the planets, signs and houses of members of the family.
For example; A parent can be born with the Sun in Taurus, their child born with the Sun in the 2nd house and their grandchild born with the Sun conjunct Venus.
You can also have strong connections between siblings e.g. one born with Uranus in the third house who has a sibling who is an Aquarius and another with Moon conjunct Uranus.
Uncles and Aunts are also in the picture: you could have an uncle with the Sun in Sagittarius who has a nephew with the Sun in the 9th and a niece with the Sun conjunct Jupiter.
As these energies can skip a generation there is often a strong correlation between planets, signs and houses in the charts of grandparents and their grandchildren.
It is most interesting to trace a genetic line down the generations and see what ‘gene’ has been passed from one member of the family to another.
This system only works if the births of the people involved were natural i.e. not cesarean, or by induction, as this interferes with the natural cycles of the family dynamic. It sometimes works if the birth is assisted by forceps delivery as this interference is not so ‘out of time’.
In this system the Moon and the Ascendant are interchangeable i.e. sometimes the Moon in the house describes the Ascendant of another member of the family.
Occasionally the Sun and the MC are interchangeable as well.
The English Royal Family
As their births are always accurately recorded, to illustrate I will use the charts of Charles, Diana, their two sons Prince William and Prince Harry, and Charles parents, Queen Elizabeth ll and Prince Philip. Some of these people had medical assistance at birth so the correlations are not as strong as in families that have all natural births, yet enough can be seen to illustrate this process.
As you can see, Prince Charles has his Sun in the 4th house, so we would expect the Sun in Cancer and the Sun in aspect to the Moon to run through his family line.
He has the Moon in the 10th house, so we would expect the Moon in Capricorn or in aspect to Saturn to run through the family line. The Moon and Ascendant are often interchangeable, so the Ascendant in Capricorn or Saturn conjunct the Ascendant are a possibility. His mother, Queen Elizabeth ll, his father, Prince Phillip and his son, Prince Harry all have Capricorn rising.
His Ascendant is in Leo, so we would expect members of his family to have the Moon in Leo or a prominent Sun. Both his mother and his father have the Moon in Leo.
He has the nodal axis in the 10th and 4th houses, so we would expect Nodes in Capricorn and Cancer or in aspect to Saturn or the Moon to run through his family line … and so on.
As he has his Sun in Scorpio we would expect some members of his family to have the Sun in aspect to Mars or Pluto or the Sun in the 8th house. His father, Prince Phillip, has his Sun conjunct Mars Prince Phillip and his son, Prince Harry, has the Sun in the 8th house.
Prince Charles has a MC of Aries and his father has his Sun conjunct Mars.
As he has his Moon in Taurus we would expect some members of his family to have the Moon in the 2nd house or in aspect to Venus . His grandfather, King George Vl has the Moon in the 2nd house King George VI
… and so on with all the planets.
Princess Diana had her Sun in the 7th house so we would expect Sun in Libra or Sun in close aspect to Venus running through her family line.
She has the Moon in the 2nd house so we would expect the Moon in Taurus or the Moon in aspect to Venus to run through her family line. The Moon is one of the placements that change houses with a change of house system. In Koch it is in the 3rd house, so it is possible that the Moon in Gemini or in aspect to Mercury would run through her family line, rather than the Taurus connection.
As her Sun is in Cancer, we would expect the Sun in the 4th house and the Sun in close aspect to the Moon to run through her family line.
As the Moon is in Aquarius we would expect the Moon in the 11th house or the Moon is close aspect to Saturn or Uranus to run through her family line. Alternatively, as she has Sagittarius rising, some members of her family may have the Moon in the 9th house or conjunct Jupiter .. and so on with all the planets.
Princess Diana has her nodal axis in the 2nd-8th house and her son, Prince Harry, has his nodal axis in Taurus-Scorpio.
So lets see what placements from each parent their first son, Prince William, is carrying.
Prince William has his Sun in Cancer, which he inherited from his father’s Sun in the 4th house. He also has his Sun conjunct Moon, which he inherited from his father’s Sun in the 4th house and his Mother’s Sun in Cancer. His Sun in the 7th house echoes his mother’s Sun in the 7th house.
His Cancer-Capricorn nodal axis echoes his father’s 10th house-4th house nodal axis and his paternal grandmother’s Cancer-Capricorn nodal axis. Click here to see Queen Elizabeth II
His Mars in the 9th house echoes his father’s Mars in Sagittarius. This is an important genetic connection as Mars is ruler of both their Midheavens. William’s Jupiter is also just in the 9th house, which echoes his father’s Jupiter in Sagittarius.
His MC is Scorpio and his father has his Sun in Scorpio.
William has directly inherited his Venus in Taurus in the 5th house through his mother. The Moon-Node conjunction was also inherited through his mother’s Moon-South Node conjunction.
Prince Harry has inherited his Sun in the 8th house from his father’s Sun in Scorpio.
His Moon in the 4th house echoes his brother’s Moon in Cancer.
Like his father he has Moon in Taurus, Venus in Libra, Mars in Sagittarius and the nodal axis in the 10th-4th house.
His MC is Scorpio and his father has his Sun in Scorpio.
His Mars in the 11th house echoes his paternal grandmother’s Mars in Aquarius
His Saturn in Scorpio echoes his paternal grandfather’s Saturn in the 8th.
Prince Harry has his Nodal axis late in the 5th-11th house, which echoes his mother’s nodal axis late in Leo-Aquarius.
You will find that you are drawn to those whose planets in houses echo your planets in signs and vice versa. Notice that Prince Charles, with his Sun in the 4th house, was drawn to Princess Diana with her Sun in Cancer and she, with her Moon in the 2nd house, was drawn to his Moon in Taurus.
Friendships can show the sign ruler of the 11th house echoed by the same planet in the relevant house of your friend. e.g. You may have Aries on the cusp of the 11th house with the ruler, Mars, in Leo and your friend has Mars in the 5th house.
Equivalent House Degrees
Equivalent house degrees are derived from the exact position of a planet in a house related to a zodiac sign.
The first house is the equivalent to Aries
The second house is the equivalent to Taurus
The third house is the equivalent to Gemini
The fourth house is the equivalent to Cancer
The 5th house is the equivalent to Leo
The 6th house is the equivalent to Virgo
The 7th house is the equivalent to Libra
The 8th house is the equivalent to Scorpio
The 9th house is the equivalent to Sagittarius
the 10th house is the equivalent to Capricorn
The 11th house is the equivalent to Aquarius
The 12th house is the equivalent to Pisces
Currently there is the idea that there is no relationship between the signs and houses. This is because the ancients were not aware of any relationship between these two factors as they hadn’t discovered the house systems and therefore the house cusps. Since those eras it has been discovered that there is clearly a relationship between planet, sign and house. The Equivalent House Degrees clearly demonstrate this relationship.
To Calculate Equivalent House Degrees
- Take the cusp degree and minute of the house you are considering away from the degree and minute of the cusp of the next house.
- Divide this sum by 30 (to turn the house degrees into zodiac degrees).
- Take the degree of the house cusp away from the degree of the planet in the house.
- Divide this sum by the result of (2).
- This is the equivalent house degree.
- Use the equivalent house = zodiac i.e. 1st house = Aries; 2nd house = Taurus etc., to determine the sign.
CHARLES EQUIVALENT HOUSE DEGREES
Using the Koch House System, which I think is Charles major house system resonance, we can determine the equivalent house degrees in the following way:
1st/7th house: is 22° 36’ so dividing this by 30 to turn the house degrees into equivalent zodiac degrees yields 0°45’12”
2nd/8th house: 22°35’/30 = 0°45’10”
3rd/9th house: 22°43’/30 = 0°45’26”
4th/10th house: 56°34’/30 = 1°53’08”
5th/11th house: 31°22’/30 = 1°02’44”
6th/12th house: 24°10’/30 = 0°48’20”
Prince Charles’ Sun is 22Scorpio 25′ 21″ in the 4th house, which is equivalent to Cancer. His 4th house cusp is 13Libra19’10”. Using the 360 wheel to calculate, 0 Libra is 180 so 13.19 Libra is 193 degrees 19 minutes. 0 Scorpio is 210, so 22Scorpio25 is 232 degrees 25 minutes.
232 25′ 21″ – 193 19′ 10″ = 39 degrees 6 minutes 11 seconds. Divide this by 1 degree 53′ 08″ gives 20 degrees 44 minutes 17 seconds
The Sun in the 4th house is equivalent to 20Cancer44’17”
This is in the same degree as his mother’s natal North Node and Descendant.
Continuing these calculations with Charles’ other planets gives:
The Moon in the 10th house is equivalent to 09Capricorn02’32”
This is in the opposite degree to his first wife Diana’s natal Sun and his second wife, Camilla’s natal Venus-Moon conjunction.
It is in the same degree as his brother, Prince Edward’s, South Node.
Mercury in the 4th house is equivalent to 12Cancer32’02”
This is in the same degree as his father, Prince Phillip’s, Mercury-Descendant.
It is in the same degree as his son, Prince Harry’s, Descendant
It is in the same degree as his eldest son, Prince William’s, North Node
Venus in the 4th house is equivalent to 01Cancer37’35”
This is in the same degree as his brother, Prince Andrew’s, antiVertex
Mars in the 5th house is equivalent to 10Leo 34’07”
This is very close to the degree of his mother’s Moon at 11Leo46.
It is within a degree of his brother, Prince Andrew’s, Ascendant of 11Leo33.
Ceres in the 1st house is equivalent to 19Aries06’54”
Jupiter in the 5th house is equivalent 19Leo07’43”
This is in the same degree as his brother, Prince Andrew’s, Uranus
Saturn in the 2nd house is equivalent to 09Taurus37’52”
This is with a degree of his first wife, Princess Diana’s, Ceres at 10Taurus37.
Chiron in the 4th house is equivalent to 23Cancer48’45”
This is in the same degree as his second wife, Camilla’s, Sun.
Uranus in the 11th house is equivalent to 19Aquarius09’38”
This is the opposite degree to his brother, Prince Andrew’s, natal Uranus at 18Leo33
It is close to his father’s antiVertex of 20Aquarius54
Neptune in the 4th house is equivalent to 00Cancer25’27”
This is in the same degree as his son, Prince William’s, Sun.
It is in the same degree as his brother, Prince Andrew’s, antiVertex
Pluto in the 1st house is equivalent to 14Aries46’44”
North Node in the 1oth house is equivalent to 11Capricorn28’23”
This is the same degree as his son, Prince Harry’s, Ascendant.
South Node in the 4th house is equivalent to 11Cancer28’23”
This is the same degree as his second wife’s Moon-Venus conjunction.
Vertex in the 5th house is equivalent to 12Leo26’01”
This is the same degree as his mother’s Moon, his brother, Prince Andrew’s Ascendant, his father’s Neptune and his son, Prince William’s Vertex.
antiVertex in the 11th house is equivalent to 12Aquarius26’01”
Other house systems are also likely to yield close connections, but Koch for Prince Charles works very well.
You can use this system to determine the likelihood of making close connections with people. For example, Prince Charles has Gemini on the cusp of his Koch 11th house; Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and it is in the 4th house in the equivalent house degree of 12Cancer32, so he is likely to make friends with people who have their Mercury close to this degree and sign.
Princess Diana responds very strongly to the Regiomontanus house system and using that system I was both fascinated and amused to see that her equivalent house degree for Mars was 22Scorpio51’24” , in the same degree as Prince Charles’ Sun. In the Topocentric/Placidus house system the equivalent house degree for her Pluto was 22Scorpio15 – also in the same degree as Charles’ Sun!
As yet I don’t know of a computer program that will automatically work out equivalent house degrees. To date I have been calculating them with a calculator and it is quite time consuming, so if you do know of a program that can calculate these degrees please let me know.
Copyright (c) Alice Portman October 2010
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