The 2nd House In Astrology – Your $$$ Sector

The 2nd House in Astrology is your $$$ sector. It reveals your natural wealth quotient. Are you a resourceful enterpriser or mindfully frugal?

(If you don’t know what sign or planets are in your 2nd House, consider getting one of my Astral DNA birth chart reports.)

The 2nd House of your chart is known as the House of Earned Income – as opposed to the 8th house, which can be money that you attract via less official channels. The 2nd House is what you work for. Compared to the 8th House, which signifies lucre conjured up via strong financial Qi or acquired via other people. E.g., an advantageous marriage or inheritance.

The 2nd House shows off your attitude toward money and material possessions and your sense of self-assurance.

Some examples:  Someone may be a super-cautious & canny Capricorn, but if they’ve got Leo lurking in the 2nd House, they like things to be done ‘right.’ And ‘right’ naturally means costly. Or, as they would say, ‘artisan’. Or ‘timeless quality.’  Their Capricorn ‘on sale or no sale’ mentality clashes with Leo’s respect for ‘design values.’

Pisces in the 2nd House can be an extreme minimalist. Things come in, and things go out, like the tide. Their financial strategy? Osmosis. Money is metaphysics, and they’re quantum physicists with it. It works when it works but is a poor blend with any form of gambling tendencies.

The 2nd House In Astrology Reveals Your Money Consciousness.

But it is not just the sign in the 2nd House that matters. It’s also the inhabitants. Saturn here is the classic challenged-by-money placement. Yet remember that your Saturn area gets buffed and buffed via loads of work and angsting until it becomes your shiniest area.

Saturn in the 2nd House can clobber people in early youth, endless money problems, and weird experiences around finances that most people don’t seem to have. But they eventually alchemize it into a particularly wise form of wealth, winning in the long run.

Venus & Jupiter in the 2nd House blesses people with the ability to apparently invent money. They’re not counterfeiters but it’s like they walk out the door and bam: a prosperous idea, encounter, or offer. Venus/Jupiter in the 2nd trots into garage sales & comes out clutching the actual valuable antique. Or gets a massive crush on some artist at uni who gives them their etchings/early compositions & voila, they’re worth heaps at a later date.

People can make money by following the attributes of their 2nd House sign or planet. Don’t worry if there is no planet there – it just means money is not that important to you.

Another example of the 2nd House in Astrology (from the Astral DNA report)

Mercury In The 2nd House

Mercury rules Wednesdays, currency, the media, and merchants – the word “mercantile” comes from Mercury. When you’re born with this planet in your $$ sector, you can be cash-canny beyond belief. Separating subjectivity and sentiment from your financial plays, you’re automatically current. You successfully play markets and score epic deals without — it seems — even trying. Your consciousness around money is light-speed. Apart from leveraging your trend awareness to make fast money via the markets, you can generate rad revenue via your wit, wordcraft, or tech acumen.

Image; Thukral & Tagra

48 thoughts on “The 2nd House In Astrology – Your $$$ Sector”

  1. I have pisces 2nd. The first time I gambled (my father encouraged me when I was very young) I won a lot of money and I never gambled again. I was a big saver as a kid and my loser parents would always clean me out when they were broke (often). Saturn in pisces is gunna be me finally dealing with weird money juju I can feel it. I’d like to not just manifest and osmose. I want to have a more concrete connection to my money flow. I want it to feel real.

  2. I have Neptune in the Second house. I am not smart with ways to accumulate as in investing stock or property, but it comes when I need it through art or community. I definitely relate to seeing it as transmutative.

  3. Damn, i was really enjoying this post until…. “Don’t worry if there is no planet there – it just means money is not that important to you.” 😢😢😢 And dammit, you’re right! But i’ve been trying to make it important to me because it is necessary, and because i would like to be able to do things with it – like spend, donate, invest, enjoy it… Sigh.

    Second house cusp is Sag. Unsurprisingly i’ve always thought i would like to travel for work, or work and be paid to travel (same thing?). Always had scattered ideas of what i could do to earn money but have rarely been able to pick one thing. And many years have been spent doing voluntary/unpaid/charitable work instead – not being paid in money but getting other types of advantage or access (very Sagittarian to get “paid” in access – and to be “philanthropic” with money… I set up a charitable trust even tho i was on the dole myself – go figure!).

    I’ve never seen the distinction made between the 2nd & 8th as “earned” vs “inherited”. I would have thought “earning” was more of a 6th/10th House thing, however, it makes sense in my chart as it’s earning that i’ve had a problem with – not work (Moon in 6th), not ‘receiving via magickal means’ (Mars in 8th), nor holding public positions (Venus in 10th) but earning (i.e. “do this, get that in return”) has always been elusive…thanks to that empty 2nd House. And the guilt at not earning has been burdensome also.

    I did a lot of work on my money mindset (sooo Sag 2nd H) whilst the procession of outer planets transited through, and managed to manifest & receive more money – but still not through earning..!!

    I think i should just let go of the need to do as the 2nd Housers do and “earn” my money – and go back to trusting that the Universe provides and i gratefully receive… What else is a 12th House Sun to do?!? 🌸🌸🌸🙏🙏🙏🌸🌸🌸

  4. mystikleopardprint

    super confused: what does gemini on the cusp of 2nd mean? impulsive spending maybe? also, what would sun in 2nd house mean?

    super confused and a newbie to all this.

    Thanx Astro friends!

    1. I just saw this! For Sun in 2nd house, see Astral DNA but essentially it is an area you can shine in & Gemini there = fluid, mercurial, good in commerce but poss also inconsistent!

  5. This is one of my favorite posts on the 2nd House; thank you! I’ve got Scorpio on the cusp, and both Neptune and my North Node in there. So, here’s how I’ve chosen to interpret this, and how it’s been playing out in my life (so far):

    Mini movies play in my mind while awake, or I dream about ways to make money, including lottery numbers (Neptune). I win consistently, and use those winnings to fund my investment account. Getting those ‘dividends reinvested’ emails are like foreplay, and watching the account balance increase is my version of porn (Scorpio). Lately, I’ve been feeling like the relatively smaller amounts I’ve been winning are simply part of the opening act before the real, multi-million dollar show (more Scorpio). Often, while in meditation, I see piles of gold coins or stacks of money. Money, and the experience of it, is becoming more and more spiritual for me (NN).

  6. I don’t have a reply but I do have a question. In my 2nd house, I have Jupiter on the cusp of capricorn and aquarius and Mercury in Capricorn. What does this mean and how do I increase my $$$$?

  7. I’ve got a question… I have my Scorpio in the 2nd house. Whether or not my Pluto is in the 2nd house is a curiosity… you see, it is 24.04 degrees in the 1st house. Some astrologers apparently say this counts as it being in the 2nd. I don’t know. What do you think? Thanks! Please e-mail this to me if you have time to respond!

  8. BeautifulThings

    I have Neptune in Sag in the second house but I’m not into sci-fi at all. Any other suggestions guys?

  9. What a great thread! I am hoping someone can give me some insight into how having Jupiter and Mars (both in Scorpio) in my Second House (ruled by Scorpio) might have some bearing on my finances, potential for wealth. And if anyone knows someone or happens to have this placement yourself, what has your financial life been like? I’ve never really wanted to be filthy rich simply to hoard it – but I’ve always thought that if I was ever to “win the lottery” so to speak I can think of a million ways I would manage and utilize that money for the greater good… Wonder if I’ll ever get that chance. I have Saturn in the first house (Libra) and Pluto there as well.

  10. BeautifulTjhings

    My Pisces son who is the most beautiful person ever to walk this Earth has Pluto and Jupiter in Scorpio in his second house. I am sooooo freaked out by that.
    Please, someone, anyone…promise me he will not grow up to be a pimp or some thing equally harrowing.

    1. BeautifulTjhings – nothing to freak out about – i’d be very happy to have those two in my second house (i’ve only got Point of Fortune in Aries there and i’m not even sure what that means). Jupiter in second very enriching – self confidence, optimism etc together with the power planet Pluto – need to develop personal sense of power – which is aided by his Jupiter self confidence and optimism.

      As Myst says above re Jupiter “bless the person with the ability to sort of drum it up from nowhere, walk out the door and get offered the gig they need & even be fairly fortunate in just finding the stuff.” And “Pluto is like mogul-land. People who literally go from having zilch to being officially selfmade millionaires often have Pluto (or Scorp) in the 2nd.”

    2. And another thought BeautTjhings – if your son is Pisces Sun which would be maybe trining his second house Jup/Pluto in Scorp from the sixth house?? At the very least same element – easy aspect to self actualise. Pluto in Scorp is double whammy – it’s in it’s own sign. And of course with Libra Asc he’d be beautiful 🙂

      1. BeautifulTjhings


        He does have a sixth house Sun (I think venus is hanging out in there too…) so he enjoys the blessings of a trine : o ).

  11. I’m late to add to this thread, but a little terrified by Saturn, Pluto, AND Mars hanging out in the 2nd (cusp is Libra, but the planets in question are in Scorpio). You’d think I’d be some banking/marketing mogul with that kind of ridiculousness, but actually money hasn’t really been that important to me. At some point I developed the habit of living frugally and religiously adding to savings, and it’s served me well, but I’m no business tycoon or anything.

    I will say, there are other elements of my chart that contribute to a workaholic tendency — Virgo rising, sun in 7th, I’m happiest when I love the work I’m doing — so it could be that any drive for material security plays out this way instead of strictly financially.

    Anyway, interesting article!

  12. I have no planets in 2nd or 8th either!

    Money has just sort of appeared whenever I’ve really needed it.

    Had to move house suddenly about 18 months ago, no money for bond etc. Suddenly I get an email from the payroll people, i’ve been underpaid for the last 12 months and bam, it is the exact amount I need for bond and a month’s rent in advance with enough to pay for removalists as well.

    I think that is something to do with Jupiter, I had a reading with Astrobarry last time he was in OZ and he said something about Jupiter and my luck.

    And yes, he did ask me if I was planning to move house in the near future, to which I replied, absolutely not.

  13. My 2nd house cusp is dead in the centre of Taurus… Slightly more aspirational than Saggigal, but the basic premise is the same. Get a sense of well being when I have my finances under control – but have a really strong sense of always making sure I have enough money – even when not working. Plus I can and have stepped into the void earning wise, and always fallen on my feet. The angels do keep me safe in that regard. No planets in the 2nd, and I’ve still not really started on any path that I dreamt of career wise, I fell into admin, and am still here despite the many letters after my name… but have faith there is a reason for my meandering journey of a career!

  14. The cuthp: Would dat be the one on de left or de one on de right? I’ve got Mercury in Aqua straddling both Cap and Aqua. So the custhp ith what? Cap or Aqua?

  15. north node in Scorpio (r) in 2nd I think.
    Money? There is usually JUST enough, but I have taken some huge risks.
    It scares me and I’d like more of it, but I’ve gotten over being stressed about it.
    It’s also pretty conjunct Uranus. Maybe that explains something??

  16. I’ve got saturn in Pisces, as well as Pisces in the second house. So true.
    Money just seems to flow. I rarely have money problems (and I’m not rich) because I put money in my room then forget about it, and find it 4 months later. haha

  17. Ha, I’m a Sag sun/Gem moon/Cancer Asc with Leo on the cusp of my 2nd house and when I want something I pretty much buy the best my budget will allow. It has been joked by friends/boyfriends that I will intuitively be drawn to the most expensive thing in the store/on the menu, before I’ve even looked at the price. I buy the good cheese, organic produce, top shelf liquor. I’m not a huge label whore, and I’m not averse to buying vintage, but I do like what I perceive to be quality and to have lots of options in my closet. I am fairly responsible about it, and try not to live beyond my means. If I can’t see a discernable justification for a more expensive options, then I won’t buy it – but I occasionally struggle to save and don’t cut back if I don’t have to.

  18. I’ve got 2nd in Virgo, no natal planets BUT Saturn is going through it right now…I worry about it, and freak out whenever I have below a certain amount in my checking, and won’t TOUCH my savings unless it’s absolutely necessary. plus I hate lending money to people inside, but my jolly old Leo Ascendant likes to look showy and will do it for good friends.

    Saturn transiting through it…it’ll be a bit of a tough time which makes sense as the country I’m living in for the summer won;t allow me to have a job. Oh well.

  19. Nothing at all in 2nd house but 3 planets in 8th….other people’s money?
    Funny that because that’s what i get, other people’s money for my energy.
    It always flows, thought it was Saggo’s luck but it’s 8th house stuff.
    Money is made round to go round?
    Being freelance/self employed is always edgy, but with all that 8th house going’s on,
    am never short of cash.

    1. ok, i am also a sagg and do not have any planets in my 2nd house (cancer) – “there are no planets in this sign”
      hmm, funny, money has never been on my radar however when I need some, always trying to figure where it might materialize from!

  20. Pluto smack bang in the 2nd… Self-made mogul – yep, that sounds about right. I’ve learned I only succeed from being ‘the true me’ – and let’s face it, airing a little dirty laundry.
    Regardless, I’ve only ever made real money out of my own, self-identity-driven, enterprises.
    Also have Libra in 2nd… What’s that? Perhaps a balance of many pursuits? I am a bit of a jack-of-all-trades. Sounds typically non-committal, try-to-please-them-all Libra, yes?

  21. Stress Princess

    I have Virgo on the Cusp but Mars and Neptune in Sagg in the 2nd house. Interesting that it comes down to the sign on the cusp. Love that you teach me such important stuff, Mystic 🙂

    I do like the idea of 2nd house Neptune meaning I’ll make $$ out of film/ acting/ sci fi. I have been writing a sci-fi screenplay for ages and figured it was just costing me money. So now I’m writing a rom-com. I guess that’s kinda sci-fi – no one on Earth has witty, sexy, sweet hook-ups with a hater-who-becomes-a-lover and really cool-yet-quirky friends which all results in a happy ending-ever-after, all to a groovy soundtrack. Sigh…

  22. Pluto Transit Lounge

    My second house is one Full House: Venus, then Mercury and then Neptune squished up all together in Saggitarius. And I have my Mars in Scorpio bearing down close on the very tail of the first house.

    How does this manifest? The Mars in Scorpio makes me a lot paranoid, an undervalued corporate attribute, I feel.

    A bit workaholic, too. This is probably fortunate, because of my Saturn in the 8th: so no inheritance expected 🙂

  23. I think I have aries on the cusp, with no planets

    Have always worked hard & I couldn’t impress anyone with what I earn! lol

  24. i have taurus on cusp, with no major planets in 2nd. this totally fits- as although im not technically materialistic (ie, cars, big houses, labels etc mean absolutely nothing to me), i AM sensible about what i earn, and it does tie in directly with how i feel about myself. i need to be grounded and value what i make, and i respect what money CAN buy- ie, travel and adventures, nice home where i can share space with family and friends, shouting other people gorgeous decadent dinners. i love being generous with my cash. thus completely value it, on that level. i have a pretty unfettered relationship with money i guess, which is probably where my unaspected and non-planet filled 2nd house comes in.

  25. I’m a fish sun with Cap on the cusp of the 2nd (no planets). I never really gave any thought to money, I have always just spent, until there wasn’t any more to spend that fortnight. I honestly had no idea what anything cost.

    Since Capricorn has moved into Pluto I can’t seem to stop obsessing about my bank balance, saving a dollar or two on random purchases, having investments etc. So weird for me.

  26. xox rockstar libran publicist xox

    have Aries on the cusp of the 2nd, also Moon in 2nd house.

    Mystic your description above’s spookily accurate!!
    xox 🙂 xox

  27. Hmz… I have a pisces 2nd cusp with the energy of an Aries sun in there.
    I am hopeless with money. I wouldn’t say I’m materialistic, but I really really like having it lol. I’m just soooo disorganised and end up spending it on random things.

  28. This IS fun. I have Libra on the cusp- and three planets! Saturn & Pluto in Libra, then Jupiter in Scorpio…

    And I am incredibly lucky with jobs being offered things from nowhere- Jupiter. But I can really feel that Saturn though, while I always have just enough, it can be very tight sometimes…Perhaps I should align with the Pluto energy- mogul. And Saturn of course loves some hard work.

    What about the Libra?

  29. Triple Cancer Chick

    I’m a complete newbie to working with and understanding houses. so i have a dumb question or three – if anybody out there can help it would be much appreciated! 🙂

    How do I tell what is on the cusp of the house?

    This is from astrodientist for my chart:-

    House positions (Placidus)
    Ascendant Virgo 9°55’06
    2nd House Libra 22°23’32
    3rd House Scorpio 23°31’19

    So the only thing I have in Libra is Uranus. Does this mean Uranus is in my second house?

    1. hazelblackberry

      As I said above, I have no idea how to look at all these chart thingies, but this is how I figured out mine – if, indeed, figuring it out is what happened!

      I looked at my chart on astrodeinst, the wheel thingie, and I checked out what sign was sitting close to the outside of one of the demarcation lines for that house & that’s the one on the cusp. Then I looked at what sign was in it and what planet. I don’t worry about the degrees because it befuddles me.

      Hope this helps.

    2. TCC it depends on the degree of Uranus in Libra. If after 22.23.32 of Libra then Uranus in the 2nd house, if earlier, then first house Uranus. The cusp of your 2nd house is Libra 22.23.32. Your 2nd house is ruled by Venus (Libra cusp) but also contains Scorp. Best bet, get an Astro Query from Mystic. Thoroughly recommend it. x

  30. hazelblackberry

    Am a Sagg,

    2nd house – I’ve got Aries on the cusp and Taurus and Saturn in it. So I guess…I actually have no idea, of course…but that I have to work hard to get $$, and to manage it properly, but that I like to use it to treat myself and also splurge on the people around me?

    I mean, this is just what I do in my life so I’m putting it out there to see if it makes sense astrologically speaking?

    Interesting about the Saturn stuff as have just been facing up to some fiscal realities and details for the first time in a long time. Is daunting but also surprisingly satisfying and reassuring; like have faced up to demons and am establishing control. Certainly feel more in charge of life as a result. Have realised and even acepted that simply CANNOT take next year’s hol on credit. Oh the horror of growing up.

    (Which, Mystic, I think fits quite well with some of the stuff you told me in an astro-qeury. For the rest of you wondering whether an astro-query is, like, totally worth it, let me tell you that it, like, totally IS!!!)

    1. matthew-minerva

      bull w sting in tail – might i say your name is very interesting! –
      well my personal interpretation of this in your chart is (and bare with me i am still learning!) that you are very adventurous and even flamboyant with your earnt money…(i’ve got a saggo sun, moon & mercury – so i might know a bit 😛 )
      you are probably very lucky with your money as in that it is like drawn to your pockets but its not really a necessity for you.
      “Sagg on the cusp,” so does that mean that you have Cap in the majority of your 2nd house?? if so your probably very cautious, protective and like to almost catorgorise your money….
      does this make sense
      i hope i havnt made a fool of myself lol 😛
      Saggo astrologer in training

      1. bull w sting in tail

        Thanks Matt,

        Well interpreted, but sagg and cap are pretty evenly involved ( from my less-than insightful gazings)

        Have had times of dearth and have had to be very careful during these, but when i spend i do so without “buyers remorse”. I do like the good things in life, but loathe debt and try to buy wisely.Maybe overly generous rather than flamboyant, but i do believe “what goes around comes around”.

        There is no foolishness on your part that i can detect, thanks again

    2. I too have Sagg on the cusp… roll thorugh to Caps in the house. I also have Neptune.
      So I am adventerous and frugal (or maybe I just like spending money on going overseas on exotic trips and GAINING SOCIAL STANDING)… and the Neptune is that I get money creatively…

      … I am confused…

  31. matthew-minerva

    IVE GOT picses on the cusp in my 2nd (picses being my AC – yet pokes in on the cusp of the 2nd which it shares with aries) === does that make sense???
    “Pisces on the cusp of the 2nd? You are so prone to giving stuff away. Things come to you when you need them as if by osmosis. Things go with ease. You’re like a walking installation of The Secret.” lol soo true – whenever i recieve money i just place it somewhere in my room and i usually dont find it until i really want/need it (THE WAY I LIKE IT)
    2nd house for me is blank as far as planets go BUT saturn is very close in my first house (picses AC)??? does this mean something as picses also rules basically half of my 2nd house???

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