The Ninth House: The House of Philosophy
The Ninth House is commonly referred to as the House of Philosophy. In keeping with that theme, it’s our search for meaning that is the focal point here. By virtue of exploring our world, we start to grasp everything that is available to us. It all boils down to understanding: understanding what we see and feel, and probing further in hopes of realizing true meaning.
Through higher education, we have the hope of understanding concepts and theories that will enhance our world. Whether it’s philosophy or psychology, the Ninth House reminds us that we are on a voyage of discovery. Along that road, we will come face-to-face with our ideals and further shape our ethics. Another approach to a clearer understanding of life, and more importantly, of the unknown, is through spirituality. Understanding and accepting that which is greater than us, and our world, is key to the Ninth House.
Sadly, we might not always be humble in the face of what we have. A concrete understanding of the possibilities in life may well lead to ruthless ambition and greed, and an over-expansion of the self. To face these demons most effectively in society, we institute laws. These laws provide for the orderly and positive growth of that society. In much the same way, philosophy and religion help add focus and purpose to a productive society. How members of a society relate, and knowing and respecting the laws by which they live, are core tenets of the Ninth House.
The way in which we expand our inner and outer lives is also addressed by the Ninth House. Travel and interaction with other peoples and cultures are a means to this end. Our dreams — those that illustrate our past as well as those that speak to future events — also help to mold our being and our relationships. Taking this a step further, psychics as the bearers of relevant information also come into play.
Additionally, the Ninth House addresses publishing and multinational ventures such as import/export businesses. This house also has a multigenerational view, taking into account grandchildren, as well as in-laws. At the end of the day, however, the Ninth House is best described as philosophically inclined in the search for meaning and truth.
The Ninth House is ruled by Sagittarius and the planet Jupiter.