Most horoscope columns use a technique known as solar charts, where the astrologer/writer assumes you have the same rising sign as you do Sun sign. It’s simple, effective and actually quite ancient. Based on this system, the third sign from your Sun sign is the sign associated with your home, family and domestic areas. Here’s how it works.
If you are an Aries, your home and family sign is Cancer (Water).
If you're a Taurus, your home and family sign is Leo (Fire).
If you're a Gemini, your home and family sign is Virgo (Earth).
If you're a Cancer, your home and family sign is Libra (Air).
If you're a Leo, your home and family sign is Scorpio (Water).
If you're a Virgo, your home and family sign is Sagittarius (Fire).
If you're a Libra, your home and family sign is Capricorn (Earth).
If you're a Scorpio, your home and family sign is Aquarius (Air).
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If you're a Sagittarius. your home and family sign is Pisces (Water).
If you're a Capricorn, your home and family sign is Aries (Fire).
If you're an Aquarius, your home and family sign is Taurus (Earth).
If you're a Pisces, your home and family sign is Gemini (Air).
If your home and family sign is Water, then the relationships you share with those you live with are most important. You crave a home setting that is peaceful and nourishing, where you can escape everyday life. A great bathroom or shower space is necessary, and if you can set up home near water -- even better. You’ll also enjoy a quiet meditation space to help you tune into your feelings.
If your home and family sign is Air, then a home space full of technological gadgets, books and communication tools is most important. You’ll want to keep your mind busy when at home, and may like the background buzz of music playing. Having lots of air and light in your home, or better yet -- a view -- is ideal. Consider setting up a relaxed entertaining space to host friends and family who’ll drop by -- this is a busy home!
If your home and family sign is Earth, you’ll want practical and functional home space that helps you meet all your basic needs -- and pampers your body. Earth homes are usually simple and filled with furnishings that are easy to maintain. Body and food are in focus here so a great kitchen or well stocked pantry are important, as are quality fabrics and classic furniture that will last.
If your home and family sign is Fire, you’ll want a home in which you can be active. Setting up a home gym or dance space where you can sweat is ideal -- or invest in a hot tub or sauna. Since fire rules passion, setting up your bedroom for maximum intimacy is also a must. This may be a home in which heated discussions are had, but it’s all in the name of self-expression. A creative or art space can also help inspire.
Remember, how you are at home is often very different from how you are out in the world, so you may need different things at home than what you need at work or in relationships. Try incorporating some of the elements of your home zone into your domestic life and see how things improve.
Marjorie Orr has an M.A. (Hons) in English Literature and Philosophy from Glasgow University, and was a current affairs journalist, award-winning BBC TV documentary producer and then a psychotherapist. She has a worldwide following for her astrology... read more