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Sign Up for the Newsletter. It often comes as frustrating to many astrology students once they start moving through their astrology learning to find that there are actually many different ways of calculating the houses.

Anyone who tries to tell you that is probably a know-it-all, ultra controlling, or needs to get their head out of their you-know-what! There is no right or wrong answer for which house system to use in astrology.

The 12 Houses of the Zodiac

I encourage experimentation with the different house systems to see which you connect with most. But in truth, I find most of us end up using the house system we first started with. Who knows?

House Systems: Dividing the Sky

Equal houses is one of the few systems of house division in which the degree of the MC floats freely in the top half of the chart, and does not mark the cusp or starting point of the 10th house. Instead, in this system the 10th house always begins exactly 90 degrees before the ascendant.

The equal house system is sometimes confused with whole sign houses, although the two approaches usually produce quite different results. Equal houses is one of the oldest forms of house division, with evidence for its usage dating back to the 1st and 2nd centuries CE. However, it is not the oldest form of house division, since there is evidence for the use of whole sign houses from the 1st century BCE. Equal House System The equal house system is a method of house division that divides each of the twelve houses into equal thirty degree segments starting from the degree of the ascendant.

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