Change is the only constant, right? No matter how much we may want things to stay the same, that’s just not possible. It’s better not to fight it, and to instead, embrace the change. When you take control of it, it doesn’t control you, and you can create the changes that will make you happen. You can use the 11th house to help you with that.
The 11th House of Change
The 11th house is naturally ruled by the planet of change, Uranus, and so this is the house of change (it's a wild house!). When you have transit or progressed aspects occurring to the 11th house ruler or 11th house cusp, this is a time for change.
The best way to create positive change is to take a beat to think about what you want first, and then take action. This is easiest to do when you have an easy aspect occurring (a sextile or trine to the 11th house ruler or cusp). The change energy flows more easily, and you can take control of it without much fighting. The changes that occur are ones you’re happier with, and you feel good about it.
But what about when you have a hard 11th house aspect?
A square or opposition can mean that it feels like the changes are out of your control (opposition) or that you’re restless and bored, impulsive and not thinking straight (square). With these two, it’s imperative that you take time first to either adjust to what feels out of your control, or to think about what you want before you jump into anything. A little patience and hesitation can go a long way.
The positive side of squares and oppositions is that they contain much more energy that sextiles and trines, so you can actually create bigger, more profound change with them, and they can be associated with getting yourself out of a big rut (those huge life changes that we have to make sometimes that shake everything up and are terrifying but necessary).
A conjunction shows that the energy for change is ripe. It’s so strong that it’s either inevitable or you’ll do whatever it takes to make it happen. The time for change is now, and you don’t want to delay it any longer. It’s important to see these ahead of time so you can plan the change that you want to make, otherwise you’ll just be adjusting constantly to what comes.
With the faster planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars), the change can be smaller and not as far-reaching since their aspects only last for a few hours to a few days. When they cross over the 11th house cusp and are in the 11th house, you get a slightly longer period of 1-2 months (or 1-2 days with the Moon) where change can be created.
With the slower planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto), their aspects last for a couple of weeks to a couple of years, so they offer you the biggest chance for change. Jupiter makes it easy, while Saturn tests you to make sure you’re doing things the right way. Uranus is the natural ruler of the 11th house, so this can make the change more natural or bigger. Neptune can make it a little harder to grasp, but is good for changes at a soul level. And Pluto can bring the biggest change of all since he’s the planet of transformation, so merging change and transformation energies creates a force for you to turn your life around or upside down.
Suggested Reading: The 11th House page