The House of Philosophy In Astrology
The Ninth House in an astrological birth chart is also known as the House of Philosophy. This house rules our worldly experiences, law, higher education, travel, religion and far-off cultures. It is ruled by the zodiac Saggitarius and its ruler Jupiter.
In the same way, philosophy requires one to look through the world with meaning and greater perspective, this house represents that journey of discovery. This discovery can take the form of learning higher knowledge whether that means divine wisdom through spirituality, greater knowledge through higher education such as psychology or the mental expansion to understand life larger than ourselves.
Exploration & Expansion
In fact, this is one of the reasons travel and far-off locations are also part of this house. Often it is when one travels that they are exposed to different cultures and settings in the world. New places, locations, and traditions open a person’s mind to the possibilities of existing while also making them realise how important history plays to condition behaviours.
Meaning & Structure
An understanding of how different structures create different possibilities, while also needed for society to structure, can help one find a sense of purpose in themselves, as they seek freedom in something larger than themselves, while also being unable to break out of it fully. Here in this house, spirituality also comes to focus, as it has energy larger than ourselves.
This self-awakening and holding meaning to higher principles transforms everything. This expansion allows the house to contain a multigenerational view, including the past generations, the present ones and the future ones. In addition to this, this house also represents multi-transactional actions across the distance for example in money it can mean an import or export business.
This house is also the house of learning like the third house but it is here where education and learning become more complex. This house is the representation of the higher mind.