First House The Body
Black Moon Astrology
Deck By Susan Sheppard
Artwork By Jane Marin
First House ~ The Body: “I am not the perishable body, but the eternal Self.” ~ Ramana Maharshi
“Move ahead with confidence; you are rising.
The First House in astrology begins with the Ascendant, the astrological constellation rising over the eastern horizon at the time the chart is cast. In the natal chart, the Ascendant represents the moment you were born.
Like the sun and moon, the First House is one of the most important parts of a horoscope. The First House represents your physical appearance, how your body words, and where your strengths and weaknesses lie. It is the beginning to everything. The First House is also the ‘mask’ that everyone else first sees. Although the First House is the ‘house of self,’ it is also the persona you project. It is how you relate to the world first.
If the First House card presents itself in a reading, it means you will soon be feeling your own strength. Although it may feel natural just to ‘take over’ and assert your power, you may need to pull back some. Try not to control or dominate certain situations as this could backfire.