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House System

Same House System

Signature system is one of the most simplified house systems that are still used. Here, Ascendant is only considered to define the first rise and home sign starts at the zero level of this sign. Each of the following signs is in accordance with the following house until the circle is complete. This system is the main system in the tradition of Hellenistic astrology and is still used in Vedic astrology.

The same House system also divides ecliptics in twelve pieces of 30 degrees, but the first home CUSP is defined by Ascendant or the point of sunrise. This system is mainly used today in a higher latitude, especially above 60 degrees, where the placidean system is quite distorted. In both of these systems, Midheaven or the highest point in the graph (MC) does not represent the 10th CUSP of a house. Instead, he moved around the house above the horizon.

Kuadran's home system

The quadrant home system divides houses with four points - Ascendant, Nadir (Imum Coeli), descent and mid-year (Medium Coeli). We call it the corner of each horoscope because they represent a very accented house where each planet gets a special power of influence in someone's life. We will only mention some of them here, relevant to our work here, or commonly used in different astrological approaches today.

Porphyry and Regiomontanus.

The simplest quadrant home system is the porphyry system that divides every eklipandan quadrant into the same three parts. This represents the base for all other quadrant home systems even though the exact points are calculated differently. If the heavenly Equator is divided into twelve, and these divisions are projected on ecliptic, we get a regiomontanus system. Most are not used at this time, but it is an important predecessor of the most commonly used system in modern Western Astrology - Placidus home system.


The plasidus home system is based on each degree of ecliptic which moves from nadir to the horizon, and from the horizon until the middle of Eve. The main problem that this system must be faced is to a higher latitude, because certain degrees never touch the horizon and planets that fall in it cannot be assigned to the house without extending the system. If you make a graph for far northota, you will see that the "swallowing" distortion graph and makes it impossible to use a house at all, when everything you have is two big houses, and those who stand beside them.


Even though there are other home systems that are important at a while in history, these are people who will be relevant to our work. This list will not be complete without a truly special entity - the Meridian home system, which divides the complexity of the celebrity in twelve pieces of 30 degrees and projects them to ecliptic along the big circle containing the north and the South Pole of the Surgest. Even though you might rarely use it, this home system can really be useful in relocation astrology. 

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