On ye sixthe daye of Christmas:
Why does an astrological chart have houses?
- Well charts have to have a place to go to don’t they? They have to lead somewhere to fulfil their purpose.
- If they didn’t they would either freeze or dehydrate. Wouldn’t be very much use then, would they?
- Just as the equinoxes and solstices define the signs of the zodiac, so too are the houses defined by Ascendant and MC. The houses are the sublunary complement to the supralunary towers (another name for the division of the celestial field in Signs). If there were no Spring solstice there would be no signs of the zodiac. If there were no Ascendant there would be no houses.
- A chart is defined by its houses. Without houses it isn’t a chart.