The Planets and Houses in Mundane Astrology

“… the true time from whence judgement is to be raised for the exact knowledge and predicting of future natural events in the Elements for any year, is when the Sun enters the first point or minute of Aries”

– William Ramesey, Astrology Restored, 1653

Mundane astrology is the study of cosmological cycles upon nations and empires is the most ancient branch of astrology. The affairs of a nation can be judged from the horoscope of the moment a nation, kingdom, or empire began and various astronomical phenomena such as eclipses, outer planetary alignments, great conjunctions, and planetary ingresses. Among these, ingresses have a traditional reputation as the most important mundane event. With the Sun’s entry into Aries imminent, now is the time to consider the potential of the ingress for 2021.

The word ingress comes from the Latin ingressus, to ‘enter’. According to tradition, the chart of the Aries ingress is drawn for the moment that the Sun enters the very first minute of that sign at the capital of a nation, which is the beginning of a new annual astrological cycle for the whole year.

2021 Aries Ingress

As in all mundane work, the meanings of the planets and houses need to be adapted to the circumstances of a nation rather than an individual. The following offers an introductory guide.


The Sun: The Sun conveys the essential character of the state or nation. It represents allegiance to a common authority. Generally, it indicates supreme authority in the nation – the sovereign body, the head of state and or leader; the king, queen, president and prime minister. It shows the way a nation expresses itself, the myths and images which it projects and the way it views a foreign nation.

Moon: The Moon represents the common people, the population and the unity of the masses to a common cultural heritage. It rules women, in terms of the collective attitude to the feminine. In general, it represents popular opinion, widespread beliefs and mass ideologies. The Moon represents also child care, birthrate, the nation’s family values, its approach to child rearing, as well as food production, grain, dairy and agricultural output, the general state of the environment and the physical climate.

Mercury: Mercury rules all forms of communication and transportation. Travel by rail, air, sea, or road. And communication by speech, writing, or electronically are ruled by Mercury. It represents a nation’s educational institutions, along with all manifestations through education, literature, postal, and internet communications, along with intellectual movements and trends.  It also rules schools of trade. In regards to politics it rules stump speeches and messages by the government, and media events.

Venus: Venus enables the State to function without repression. Venus represents the arts, culture centers, all forms of entertainment and social pleasures. It harmonizes the dissident factions and groups in the collective and brings contentment, peace, concord and harmony into any society. It rules fashion, glamour, artists, musicians, actors, celebrities, people who are part of “High Society”.  Venus also indicates what the collective admires in its men as artist e.g. Elvis Presley and/or considers beautiful in it women, e.g. Marilyn Monroe. Venus also the value of a nation’s currency.

Mars:  Mars represents those forces that hold a nation state together or drive it apart in terms of aggression. It is strongly placed in nations with democratic governments that use the threat of war to enforce foreign policy and exert control over their populations. Mars also represents the necessity for a nation or society to have enemies and/or express itself aggressively. It indicates what a society needs to do to grow and assert itself. Destructively, Mars in a nations chart can act divisively and show internal violence from criminal and anti-social acts, or from riots and rebellions. Mars rules the blue-collar working class, the police, fireman, skilled manual labor, and the trades.

Jupiter: A society or nation common values belief system that holds it together. Jupiter rules law as a mean to ensure justice and a means to control the population; and it represents religion as a function of state control. So it naturally rules courts, Churches, charities, universities, publishing, philosophy, philanthropy, of a nation. Jupiter also rules the nation’s sovereign assets, wealth due to free trade. Jupiter rules the privileged and upper class levels of society. It also rules the upper middle class. Jupiter also rules religion and also represent the orthodox, the fundamentalist, and the conservative “right” spokesperson who embodies the believed social truth and order of society.

Saturn: Saturn is the membrane that separates the personal unconscious from the collective unconscious. In a nation it represents the institutions which creates order in the society. Also, Saturn represents nation’s legal system, its civil service system, all the rules and regulations, and the amount of freedom a society permits. Saturn represents the repressive and controlling forces in the State, e.g. the police. Saturn also shows a nations attitude to law and order, hierarchies, taboos, old practice and business as usual. It governs authority and tradition.

Uranus:  Uranus rules the progressive function of the state to create new structures and order in a society. Uranus rules political reform. economic change, strikes, political dissidents, new technology, heavy industry, along with the liberal and radical social forces and people who represent or promote such ideas and events. Uranus is linked to all revolutions and major innovations in society that need collective change and upheaval.

Neptune: Neptune represents the all the collective ideals and visions of the perfect society. In this respect, it therefore rules socialism and the people who promote such dreams. It represents the need to be perfect and in some respect the nations self-image. It rules fashion and glamour, fads, manias and artistic trends. It is also associated with subversion, scandals, and deception of all kinds. It resents the social forces that desire to use drugs for medial and recreational purposes in a society. It also rules environmental waste due to oil spills and toxic chemicals and epidemics.  

Pluto: Pluto represents all things which are hidden and secretive in a society. Pluto essentially rules the shadow of the collective. It rules all grass root movements that initiates massive reform and sweeping change in a nation. It also rules secret covert organizations such as the Mafia, the criminal underworld, illegal gambling and racketeering, as well as the shadow banking and shadow government agencies and operations affiliated with what is termed as Deep State. On a more sinister level of the secret police, organized crime, and all self-destructive impulses. It rules what Jung called psychotic outbreaks in the collective unconscious. Pluto represents the healing principle which forces the collective, as an organic whole, to experience violent phases of self-healing, in order to become well again.


The First House: Represents the cultural identity of the nation through its mythology and history. It creates its national persona based on its core values and beliefs as articulated in its constitution and its distinct cultural characteristics such as dialect, music, arts, social habits, cuisine, and folklore. Therefore, it represents the volksgeist, which refers to a “spirit” of an individual people (Volk), its “national spirit” or “national character,” that shapes and informs its national identity of it, regardless of one’s legal citizenship status. It represents a national identity based on the beliefs and values represented by a distinctive tradition, culture, and language that is transmitted and persistent through generations. It also represents the original society or indigenous people and culture that existed before the nation-state was formed. The first house often manifests on different levels, it can also signify the actual physical and environmental geography and conditions of the nation.

The Second House: Represents the financial and material resources and sovereign wealth of a nation. It rules the economic services provided by the finance industry, which encompasses a broad range of businesses that manage money, including credit unions, banks, credit-card companies, accountancy companies, consumer-finance companies, stock brokerages, investment funds, individual managers, and some government-sponsored enterprises. The house also represents a country’s central bank, reserve bank, or monetary authority is an institution that manages the currency and monetary policy of a state that oversees its commercial banking system. Therefore, it rules a nation’s monetary policy: by setting the official interest rate and controlling the money supply; financial stability: acting as a government’s banker and as the bankers’ bank (“lender of last resort”); reserve management: managing a country’s foreign exchange and gold reserves and government bonds; banking supervision: regulating and supervising the banking industry; payments system: managing or supervising means of payments and inter-banking clearing systems; the minting of coins and notes issuance. This house also shows the collective attitude toward material and financial resources, as well as the society’s values.

The Third House: Represents a nation’s communication and trade network through roads, railways, telephones, postal and shipping services, newspapers, computer terminals, periodical literature, and telecommunications (e.g., for sports broadcasting, mass media, journalism, etc.). It rules the fiber-optic communication systems to transmit information from one place to another by sending light through an optical fiber and power line communication systems intended for the transmission of AC power for a nation. It rules the road and highway and rail transport system of a nation along with its automotive and high-speed rail industry. It also rules the common or official national language that holds together the society and its unified primary and secondary education system. It also rules high education at a non-degree level which is referred to as continuing education. This house rules the counterculture elements within a nation along with social groups that are defined by its unusual religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs, such as cults or a subgroup of a particular religious, political, or philosophical belief system, that is usually an offshoot of a larger group. This house also represents neighboring countries and therefore has influence over deregulated open borders for travel and trade and hence has some limited influence over foreign affairs.

The Fourth House: The fourth house represents the foundation or base of society and its most deep-rooted traditions. It represents the “common people”, the dominant opposition party in government, the ideologies of the mass of the people, and of the opposition. It also rules national geography, its land, agriculture, mines, and all kinds of the produce of the land. Therefore it rules the agricultural environment, the business of agricultural production, agricultural management, commodities markets, and environmental management, specifically in regards to and the complex interrelationship between economic activities and environmental consequences. It also rules public buildings and the construction of federal buildings throughout the nation. This house rules the real estate sector of a nations economy in regards to residential real estate; the buying and selling of properties used as homes or for non-professional purposes, commercial real estate; the buying and and selling of real estate (including shopping malls, retail, office spaces, hotels, or other spaces) used for business purposes, and industrial real estate; the buying and selling of properties used for manufacturing and production, such as factories, plants, and warehouses. Along with all forms of public sector real estate; the collection of publicly owned, publicly managed, and publicly leased real property assets. This house rules political borders borders and border control (checkpoints where border control agents inspect persons and/or goods crossing the boundary) and have military functions (e.g. the Great Wall of China and the Roman Hadrian’s Wall in Britain). Hence, this house may be particularly appropriate to nationalism – the ideology which represents the love of the land – and the attitude to the national heritage.

The Fifth House: This house represents all the pleasures, enjoyment, entertainments, theaters, cinemas, sports, social functions, and celebration rituals of a nation. It rules children, the birthrate, and is said to be particularly linked to all forms of the cultured class of high society. Therefore it rules upper-class society, the privileged class, along with café society, fashionable society, and jet-set lifestyle of the rich and famous.  It rules the creative industries that comprise, advertising, architecture, information technology, social media, art, crafts, design, fashion, film, music, the performing arts, toys and games, TV and radio, video gaming and virtual reality industry. It rules all forms of legal speculation and is that is linked with the national economy through financial exchange markets and the casino gaming industry. Therefore it rules the economic system of the market economy of a nation in which the decisions regarding investment, production and distribution are guided by the price signals created by the forces of supply and demand.

The Sixth House: This house rules the manufacturing base production of raw and materials of the nation.  This house rules workers, the proletariat class; the social class of wage-earners, those members of a society whose only possession of significant economic value is their labor power (their capacity to work). Blue-collar workers – working-class people who perform manual labor (the type of work may involve manufacturing, warehousing, mining, excavation, electricity generation, and power plant operations, custodial work, commercial fishing, logging, landscaping, pest control, food processing, oil field work, waste collection and disposal, recycling, construction, maintenance, shipping, driving, trucking and many other types of physical work) and their respective political institutions such as socialist parties and trade unions. It also rules the voluntary military service and civil conscription therefore, it rules the nation’s armed forces, its national defense ability, and readiness. It also rules civil service, public servants, the health care industry, and its health care system that can contribute to a significant part of a country’s economy, development, and industrialization.

The Seventh House: Rules relations with other societies and countries. This house rules all foreign relations, treaties, alliances, wars, and all related aspects of national affairs. It rules a nation’s trade policy governing international trade and the scope of international relations encompasses issues such as globalization, diplomatic relations, state sovereignty, international security, ecological sustainability, nuclear proliferation, nationalism, economic development, global finance, terrorism, and human rights. Therefore, it rules diplomacy regarding its practice of communication and negotiation between representatives of nation-states, and the systemic tools of international relations. Such as economic sanctions that involve the cutting of ties and imposition of barriers to communication or trade, adjusting trade regulations and currency exchange to enforce treaties that act as valuable tools in the interest of leverage and placement in negotiations. In psychological terms, this house is often very revealing about what a nation projects to its enemies and finds it difficult to see in ourselves.

The Eighth House: Represents the financial relations which are the result of seventh house affairs. All international finance broadly concerned with monetary and macroeconomic interrelations between two or more countries are ruled by this house. Macroeconomic issues such as GDP, unemployment rates, national income, price indices, output, consumption, unemployment, inflation, saving, investment, energy, international trade, and foreign investment come under this house. This house also rules war; an intense armed conflict between nations, that is often thought of as the ultimate tool of international relations. It also rules the modern concept of Total War, a type of warfare that is not restricted to purely legitimate military targets that can result in massive civilian or other non-combatant suffering and casualties, along with developments that are generally characterized by extreme violence, aggression, destruction, and mortality, using military forces. Therefore, this house rules existential threats and/or crises that endanger the nation or an event that could permanently and drastically curtail its future potential. Therefore, it rules public mortality, death duties, death and funerals, and the collective attitude toward death, loss, and relinquishment.

The Ninth House: This house is therefore connected to foreign relations or foreign affairs that refers to the management of relationships and dealings between countries. It rules philosophy and shows what type of legal philosophy a society chooses for itself about the relationship between law and morality and the justification for various legal institutions. Therefor the law and legal system also have a particular affinity with this house. It rules religion and shows what the principal religion and spiritual traditions of the nation, or the religious institution and creed officially endorsed by the state. It rules all long-distance travel and commerce, especially transport by sea, intercontinental rail, and international commercial flight within where the departure and the arrival take place in different countries. This house also rules the publishing industry. Traditionally, the term refers to the distribution of printed works, such as major literary journals, books, educational publishing (k-12) and academic and scientific publishing. This also includes newspapers, magazines, annual reports, research reports, market research, policy briefings and technical reports. With the advent of digital information systems, the scope has expanded to include electronic publishing such as eBooks, academic journals, websites, blogs, online memberships, and the like. This house also rules higher education or post-secondary education that leading to the award of an academic degree. Therefore this house rules universities, colleges, professors, philosophical and scientific institutions and all academic publications. This house also rules the politics of outer space that includes space treaties, law in space, international cooperation and conflict in space exploration, political impact of any contact with a extraterrestrial civilization.

The Tenth House: This house rules government and the particular ruling class of a given society that decides upon and sets that society’s political agenda of the nation. Therefore it rules who constitute the government, whether through aristocracy, landed oligarchy, traditional chieftains, government bureaucrats, political power brokers, along with those who directly influence politics, education and government with the use of wealth or power. It also rules the super class elite of society that have unparalleled power and influence in world affairs based on their respective geography, pedigree, networking and providence. It rules executive branch of government that executes and enforces the law within a nation. Therefore it rules head of state – often the supreme leader, the president or monarch, the prime minister, or the chief public representative and living symbol of national unity. The tenth house also rules national prestige; the aggregate of its notable military, economic, scientific, and cultural achievements, and its respective brand recognition as an indication of how it is perceived by other nations. This house also shows the ideals which a society seeks to attain and consciously cultivates.

The Eleventh House: This house rules the institutions that the government needs in order to govern. It specifically rules the legislative branch of government that is responsible for making the nation’s laws. Therefore it rules the Assembly, Congress, Diet, Duma, Estates, Parliament, and legislative agencies that support the legislature to carry out its duties (e.g. Congressional Budget Office, the Copyright Office and the Library of Congress, etc). Legislatures form important parts of most governments; in the separation of powers model, they are often contrasted with the executive and judicial branches of constitutional government. This house also rules international strategic alliances between a group of nations to share resources, costs, and risks in foreign operations as a collaborative arrangement between firms headquartered in different countries. This house has relevance to globalization; the interaction and integration among governments and transnational companies, and people worldwide in regards to international trade and transactions, capital and investment movements, migration and movement of people, environmental challenges (such as global warming, cross-boundary water and air pollution, and over-fishing), the dissemination of knowledge, and the exchange of social and cultural ideas. Therefore it has relevance to foreign affairs where it rules countries with more distant connections. Also, this house relates to a society’s collective long-term hopes, wishes, ambitions and ideals.

The Twelfth House: Rules all that remains wholly or partly hidden in a nation. In terms of institutions this house represents hospitals, monasteries, boarding schools, prisons and all places where people go, voluntarily or otherwise, to be confined. This house rules government social services and entitlement programs designed to ensure that the basic needs of the population are met that include cash assistance, health insurance, food assistance, housing subsidies, energy and utilities subsidies, education and childcare assistance. Therefore it rules over wealth inequality and welfare economics that deals with the well-being and welfare of the lower classes of society at the aggregate economy-wide level. In terms of ideology this house rules anything subversive of the establish order, such as underground societies or political parties, or paramilitary groups such as mercenaries, insurgent militias, military, intelligence and government officials who try to secretly manipulate government, and the sponsors of subversion. Therefore it rules the shadow government where the real and actual political power resides not with publicly elected representatives but with powerful individuals who are exercising power behind the scenes, beyond the scrutiny of democratic institutions. Constituting the shadow government include shadow banking system, intelligence agencies, think tanks, globalist elites, and supranational organizations who seek to manipulate policy in their own interest in order to serve a larger long-term agenda that is hidden from the general public. This house rules government agencies that engages in pervasive surveillance of large numbers of its citizens and visitor justified as being necessary for national security, such as to prevent crime or acts of terrorism, but is used also be used to stifle criticism of and opposition to the government. Such an example would be the American Deep State, a hybrid association of elements of government and parts of top-level finance and industry that is effectively able to govern the United States without reference to the consent of the governed as expressed through the formal political process that suggests that collusion and cronyism exist within the U.S. political system and constitute a hidden government within the legitimately elected government. Also, this house rules the collectives’ attitude and interest towards the occult and mystical aspects of philosophy and religion.

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