The second house in astrology is associated with the sign of Taurus and the planet Venus which it rules. It represents our wealth, our income, the way we earn it, how we spend it and on what.
For this reason, it is also often called the house of our possessions, movable possessions like for instance money or sunglasses. Hence our house or land would be described by the fourth house and not the second.
The Natal Sun in the 2nd House
With the Sun in the second house, you can put too much focus on getting rich. You are also very resourceful because the idea of an empty bank account gives you anxiety. You usually generate your income through some powerful positions or unique talents of some sort. Your self-esteem and self-worth are connected to what you have. Feeling materially secure is vital for your well-being. Material security and value system are important to you. You will feel empowered by spending time in nature. You believe that thanks to wealth and possession of things, you can achieve respect and prestige. However, do not forget about the sense of words such as love and friendship. Build your system of values on a deep respect for human rights and freedom.
The Natal Moon in the 2nd House
Moon in the second house is an excellent planetary placement too. This type of people can predict the economic situation intuitively, however, on the negative side they may also experience frequent cash flows and outflows This, in turn, can often lead to the unstable financial situation and emotional attitude towards money. You have a strong need to secure yourself and your family financially. Your happiness depends on material comfort. You attach yourself to what you have, and you like to surround yourself with familiar things or souvenirs that evoke sentimental memories. Try to recognise that it is not the items themselves that are essential to you, but the emotional charge they carry. Spending time at home and family gathering will help you regain your inner strength and sense of security.
Natal Mercury in the 2nd House
Mercury, on the other hand, offers an excellent understanding of financial markets. People with this placement are smart, resourceful, energetic and can think economically. You appreciate anything that can give useful and efficient results. Education has a mainly economic dimension for you. You use your mental abilities to create comfortable living conditions. You have interesting ideas on how to earn money, and often it could be temporary jobs on a short contract. You have talent for business, commercial and financial transactions, and you are willing to think about it, talk and read.
Natal Venus in the 2nd House
People who have Venus in the second house can enjoy the accumulated material goods and all the pleasures associated with it. Venus here also indicates artistic talents that can be used to generate wealth. You tend to spend money on entertainment, and you like to surround yourself with the highest quality items, often very pricey. Thanks to friendships and good relationships with people, you can significantly improve your economic situation. When concluding contracts, you can take care of favourable financial conditions, as you have a sense for a profitable business.
The Natal Mars in the 2nd House
Mars, on the other hand, emphasizes entrepreneurship, courage bordering on bullying. That is why people who have it in the second house not only play with money but also take financial risks, which in extreme cases may lead to ruin. Mars in this placement favours success in business, and you see competitors as encouragement rather than an obstacle. However, keep control of any of your investments as you may tend to spend money quickly without thinking carefully first. Your advantage is that you are eager to start anything from the beginning as failures do not break you down. Money gives you confidence and a sense of value. Gardening or active outdoor activities can help you regain your energy. You defend energetically what you consider your property.
Natal Jupiter in the 2nd House
When Jupiter occupies the second house of a natal chart, it indeed grants luck with money. This kind of person is often born to a rather wealthy family, and from his young age is used to a life without financial problems. There is also a high possibility of inheriting a family business, the privilege of all types, respect and even popularity. This benefic planet is often found in the natal charts of billionaires, such as Bill Gates or Donald Trump. The second house is our wealth, our possessions, money and material things that we own. You are a resourceful, independent person and you take care of your financial security. Also, destiny favours you in matters of property: you will always get help and advice in this area. If you keep your expenses reasonable, you will always have enough money for extra expenses. If everything goes well in your finances, you have a happy and positive mindset. Apart from this, you have a good sense of what financial benefits will bring to you. When you develop an activity, it must be appropriately prepared and secured. You want to use your knowledge for a specific and useful purpose.
Natal Saturn in the 2nd House
However, Saturn in the second house is a sign of either agony or selfishness. Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean that the person with this placement will not be financially well of; however, it is often a sign that one grew up in a rather low-income family. Securing material means for life is an important life issue for you and gives you a sense of security. All matters related to this area develop your personality. Material wealth is a test of your economy, and poverty teaches you how to deal with stressful situations. When shopping, you are careful and only buy those things that will be useful to you in the future. You take material matters seriously, and you can rigorously demand your rights from others. You act sharply in business, but overly carefully. You intend to create something particular and moderate.
Natal Uranus in the 2nd House
Uranus in the second house emphasizes the race for material independence, although it also indicates a poorly-thought-out attitude towards money. You quickly adapt your lifestyle to your current income. You’re cleverly dealing with ways of earning a living. You are hesitant to submit to responsibilities associated with material possession. Your way of life must provide you with challenges and develop you like being able to prove the originality and work with people when something is going on. You know the idea of financial freedom, but try to avoid disorder in your financial matters.
Natal Neptune in the 2nd House
With Neptune in this house, the matter is the same, but it favours getting rich through spiritual abilities. Such people can make money on esoterics, or get into dark swindles. You may experience a great deal of confusion about your property, and you tend to drop to illusions in financial matters. Do not get attached to what you have, giving it significant meaning, because in the case of loss you will feel great pain. At times you may try to relate your value system to practically unreachable ideals. In professional matters, you must stand with both feet on the ground. Earning through everyday work (classic 9am-5pm) may not seem appealing to you, and you may look for something alternative like contracting or freelancing.
Natal Pluto in the 2nd House
With Pluto in the second house, you are well aware of the power of money, and you can often become obsessed about it. As a result, you may try to use it to manipulate others. That is a problematic position for Pluto, as you want to have what you own under control. You can always think about it, personally, engage and watch your wealth, because it gives you a sense of security. Lavish expenses and desires, force you to look for new sources of income. In love relationships, you want to be self-sufficient and financially independent. Nevertheless, try not to let the desire for money obscure things that are important to you.
What if there aren’t any planets in the Second House?
In that case, we look at the sign on the cusp of the second house and the ruler placement and its aspects. Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn indicate resourcefulness. Gemini, Libra and Aquarius emphasize curiosity, however Aries, Leo and Sagittarius find it easy to spend money. Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces signal anxiety and dilemma in material matters.