The Astrological Houses
A Psychological View of Ourselves and Our World
by Bruno & Louise Huber
A new improved edition of the classic book by Bruno & Louise Huber.
A thorough understanding of the houses is essential for psychological analysis of the horoscope because the houses establish the actual framework of individual personality and relationship to the environment.
Unlike earlier approaches, the twelve houses are considered not as a classic space structure but as dynamic developmental tendencies that result from the combination of crosses (modes) and temperaments (elements). This book shows how the houses relate to ourselves and to our life experience in the world, providing a foundation stone for the psychological application of astrology.
Paperback, 130 pages. This revised edition published 2011.
Originally published in 1978 under the title Man and His World.
Review by Richard Llewellyn
When I first met with Bruno and Louise Huber there was only one book published in English which related to their approach to astrological psychology. It was titled Man and His World and in the introduction by Bruno he writes ‘…we introduce the astrological house system in its original natural state and transform it into a modern psychological thought form’.
My astrological learning at that time was very vague on the meanings and interpretation of the houses and talked about the 3rd house, for instance, as relating to ‘siblings and short journeys’ and the 9th house involving ‘long journeys’! which really meant very little! So to read a book which suddenly gave a deeper meaning to the way in which houses functioned as an outlet for our inner motivation into the real world was inspiring.
The re-titled book The Astrological Houses, recently re-issued with a new cover, subtitle and improved text, not only gives meaning to the way in which the houses act as an interface between ourselves and the world in which we live, but it also explains how our own inner energies are coloured by the position of the planets in the Hemispheres and Quadrants of the chart, and of the way in which each house lies on an axis and is a polarity with the house on the other side of the chart.
So, for instance, the 3rd house, on the Thinking Axis, can be seen to be in the ‘Collective’ Hemisphere of the chart, and on the ‘I’ side where we tend to be happy with our own beliefs and ways of thinking and we can act without thought for others. Whereas on the other side of the chart is the 9th house in the Individuality area of the chart where planets are motivated to develop individual thinking and ideas and spread this knowledge to others.
The book deals with the different levels of energy output in each area of the chart as a whole as well as within each house, and is thus fundamental to many concepts of astrological psychology, such as the Low Point, Balance Point, Age Progression, Stress Planets and so on. It therefore naturally became a set book for the Diploma Course from its early days.
This is a book filled with illuminating thinking and having worked with the Hubers’ approach to chart interpretation for some 30 years I can assure any prospective reader that it really works!
Richard Llewellyn, Conjunction 51, 2011