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Sun in the Second House



The second house describes both inner and outer resources. We draw on emotional and mental inner resources in dealing with the situations with which life presents us. These assets form our sense of self-worth and self-esteem. Our outer resources are our finances and physical possessions: movable property that we own (as opposed to real estate). These assets form our sense of security. Some of us identify with what we own; others with what we are. They both, however, are what we value, and we attract to us what we value. Thus the second house is where we build in true value and our power of attraction. Planets here show how and to what we are attached, and the degree of our possessiveness.

Classically speaking, this house also symbolizes our strongest desires, and the manner in which we meet our obligations. Isabelle Hickey said that this house indicated "that which the life is dedicated to redeem," and is thus related to one’s peace of mind. Geometrically, the second house is that one-twelfth sector of the local sky midway between the eastern horizon and the nadir (see above picture) occupied by planets two to four hours before they rise.

With the Sun in the second house, what you value and therefore what you attract is very important to you. This may be material success or objects, but just as often you are working out personal value or on inner resources. The list of celebrity examples in the next paragraph includes many instances of individuals known primarily for establishing value rather than for collecting it. To the extent that that is true of you as well, you fall into the second grouping above; you do, however, tend to be possessive and to collect things: money, home, success and security are important. You are stubborn and persistent, as well as responsive and supportive of others.

Famous people with Sun in the second house are/were Ansel Adams, Ben Affleck, James Arness, Jorge Borges, Beau Bridges, Tom Brokaw, Ellen Burstyn, Enrico Caruso, Maurice Chevalier, John Cleese, George Clooney, Robert De Niro, James Dean, Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Isadora Duncan, Errol Flynn, Rock Hudson, Diane Keaton, Jay Leno, Harpo Marx, Karl Marx, Michelangelo, Elvis Presley, Christopher Reeve, Joan Rivers, Tim Robbins, Ginger Rogers, Paul Simon, Frank Sinatra, Steven Sondheim, Elizabeth Taylor, Tracey Ullman, Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams, Oprah Winfrey and Joanne Woodward.

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