The 9th House in Astrology
The 9th house rules higher education, philosophical pursuits, long distance travel, and the law. Higher education refers to your secondary education, like college. Any legal dealings are 9th house matters.
The 9th house is also a house of communication (along with the 3rd house/they are opposing houses and on an axis). It rules writing (and writers) and publishing. The 9th house is ruled by Sagittarius and Jupiter, and is a cadent house.
The 9th House in the Signs
Natal Planets in the 9th House
Transit Planets in the 9th House
The 9th House in the Signs
9th House in Aries
You enjoy going on adventures, and you have no problems coming up with plans to do work that’s new and interesting. You have an optimistic attitude, and you feel that you can get anything done that you really want to.
9th House in Taurus
You tend to be a traditional person and don’t break out from what you were raised to believe very often. You stick to what you know, and avoid anything new or different. You like to travel, especially to beautiful places.
9th House in Gemini
You’re logical when it comes to your beliefs, thinking them through and asking about the facts. Your actual beliefs may vary, and you lose interest in them quickly. You have a thirst for knowledge that needs to be quenched.
9th House in Cancer
Your emotions influence your beliefs, and you go with what your feelings tell you. You like to do work for other people. You prefer going away from where you grew up, and find you’re comfortable in foreign places and know how to adapt to various cultures.
9th House in Leo
Your belief in yourself is strong, and you’re a naturally confident person. You love to learn, and you especially love to travel. Being stuck in one place won’t do it for you. You may find that traveling is one of the best things for your soul.
9th House in Virgo
You’re a logical person when it comes to your beliefs, and you like to study various beliefs and cultures. Whatever you do believe, you know a lot about, and you’ve studied it thoroughly.
9th House in Libra
You have a strong sense of equality, fairness, and justice, and want people to be treated well. You enjoy learning, and you feel that you should always put your best foot forward. You give all beliefs and cultures respect.
9th House in Scorpio
You’re interested in the mysteries of life, and will research beliefs that may be taboo or dark. You want to know what makes the world tick. You throw yourself into learning whatever interests you.
9th House in Sagittarius
You want to expand your mind in life, experience what the world has to offer you, and are always looking for more from life. Your beliefs aren’t radical, but you’re a positive person and want to have a good standard to live up to.
9th House in Capricorn
Your beliefs tend to be conventional, and you don’t buy into ideas that seem far-fetched. You require facts and figures in order to believe in something. You may not like to travel, and will only do so when required for work or to fulfill a responsibility.
9th House in Aquarius
Your beliefs tend to be unconventional, and you’re open to many different beliefs. You like to surround yourself with people who will challenge your beliefs, and you’re a progressive person. You enjoy travel, and do so to shake things up in your life.
9th House in Pisces
Your beliefs are important to you, and you apply them to your daily life. You may be fiercely spiritual or religious, and believe this helps you solve your problems. Travel may not be something you do often, and you prefer to be around water.
Natal Planets in the 9th House
Natal Sun in the 9th house
With your natal Sun in the 9th house, the world is big and you want to explore everything in it. There’s never enough knowledge for you to attain.
You take pride in all that you’ve learned over the years, and believe it makes you wise, but you need to watch for believing it makes you better than everyone else and look down on people.
You have a love of learning, and it can lead you to study many different subjects or even teach someday. You love adventure, going out and doing something exciting, thrilling, and new, and having as many life experiences as you can.
You then share the knowledge that you gain through these experiences with everyone, and while you think you’re helping other people by doing this, you also help yourself by connecting with people.
Natal Moon in the 9th House
Expanding your mind can make you feel best, and you want to learn about other ways of life. Whatever your life is, you’re intrigued by the opposite, so if you grew up normal, you like eccentric, and if you grew up eccentric, you like normal.
You can be interested in philosophy, maybe quoting the great minds of the world, though at times you may not fully understand it. Travel can be good for you, especially to foreign lands, and eating foods from other cultures and learning new languages may interest you.
You may have many interests and hobbies, and you don’t mind sharing what you know with others. There can be a sense of pervasive restlessness that requires you to constantly be on the go, and you may have difficulty putting down roots.
Your home is the road, or some faraway place in your head. Learning to appreciate the present and what you have at this moment is something that will have to be cultivated, otherwise you’ll never really be happy, always looking for the bigger, better deal.
You need a life that allows you to explore while still being able to enjoy the moment.
Natal Mercury in the 9th House
With your natal Mercury in the 9th house, you’re always on the hunt to learn something new. There’s no greater quest than the quest for knowledge, at least in your mind. By learning about so much, you feel that you expand your mind and your life.
You can step back and see the bigger picture easily, though you can overlook the details. You like to share what you’ve learned rather than keep it for yourself, and find joy in teaching others.
You can be blunt to a fault, offer your opinion when people don’t want it, and need to learn to censor yourself a little if you don’t want to find yourself in trouble all of the time. You seem positive and enthusiastic in your communications.
Natal Venus in the 9th House
With your natal Venus in your 9th house, you’re interested in people who are from a different country, culture, or background as yourself. You want someone who will teach you things and you can teach them, who’ll share experiences with you, and who won’t be clingy.
If someone can help you grow as a person, you’re all theirs. You want to have fun with your partner, and you can have a hard time committing, believing that there’s always something better out there waiting for you.
You love debate, like to learn about philosophy, want to travel, and can be a good writer.
Natal Mars in the 9th House
With your natal Mars in your 9th house, you love a good debate, and can argue with someone over any opinion. You defend your beliefs well, but need to watch for being overly preachy or aggressive about it.
You’re an honest person, humorous, and love to laugh. There’s so much fun to be had and you don’t want to focus on the serious matters.
Your energy is for acquiring new knowledge and having new experiences that broaden your mind so you can teach others, and for being as free as possible. You love to roam, travel, and be exposed to other cultures.
Natal Jupiter in the 9th House
With your natal Jupiter in your 9th house, you need to learn as much as you can. Life is one giant learning experience for you. You could love school, get multiple degrees, or spend a large chunk of your life in school.
Even if you hated school, you still love to learn, and experience can be a good teacher. You can be a good teacher as well, wanting to share everything you’ve learned.
You can also be a writer or in publishing, being a natural storyteller, love to travel to exotic places, and have an interest in cultures that are different from your own.
Natal Saturn in the 9th House
With your natal Saturn in your 9th house, you’re not someone who lives in their imagination. Your beliefs are practical and you connect with reality. The problem is, without a little whimsy, life is stale, boring, uninspired, and lacks fun.
You also need to open yourself up more to other beliefs. Your way isn’t the only way, and other people are entitled to their own beliefs. Being more open doesn’t mean you abandon your own beliefs, but that you allow other people to be who they are.
The 9th house rules higher learning, so this placement can show a delay in pursuing education beyond the basics, and you could go to college or pursue training later.
It could be that you don’t know what you want to study, struggled in school, or have some other block.
Natal Uranus in the 9th House
With your natal Uranus in your 9th house, your beliefs tend to be unconventional. You’re attracted to ideas that are unusual, innovative, and out there.
You likely love to travel, especially to places that are cutting-edge, and encountering people with highly unusual backgrounds and stories to tell. You’re usually not open to people who hold traditional views and aren’t willing to go against social norms.
You can enjoy learning, but it comes and goes in spurts, and you’ll have periods where you’re enthusiastic and dedicated, and periods where you don’t want to deal with it. You want to be as free as possible, hating fences and chains.
Natal Neptune in the 9th House
With your natal Neptune in your 9th house, your faith is strong. You have a strong connection to your beliefs, and you believe that everything will work out just fine, but that thinking can lead you to not be an active participant in your life, and it passes you by.
You need to take control and actually get moving. Details can escape you, so try to be more practical with your goals, and not get so caught up in the big idea.
You also need to be leery of people who might try to take advantage of your faith and pull you into beliefs that aren’t good for you. This position can be great for a teacher or writer.
Natal Pluto in the 9th House
With your natal Pluto in your 9th house, you strongly believe in your beliefs, and can have a hard time accepting differing views. You try to sway people to your side, and you may be successful for the most part, but become enraged when you encounter people who won’t agree with you.
You want to expand your life in ways that allows you to have transformative experiences. You can express yourself passionately and intensely, and inspire others through your expression.
Transit Planets in the 9th House
Transit Sun in the 9th House
With the transit Sun in your 9th house, your focus is on expanding your world. You want to have experiences that open you up to the other ways in which people live, and give you greater perspective.
You may spend time with people who are from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds from yourself. This is a good time to learn something new, study philosophy, or go back to school.
You identify more with your beliefs, and love to have a lively debate about it with people. You’re more outspoken and willing to voice your opinions.
You have an easier time dealing with the big picture, but have a harder time with daily life. You’re more honest, blunt almost, and might stick your foot in your mouth.
Transit Moon in the 9th House
You want to explore your mind, philosophy, religion, and other places. Freedom mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically is important during these few days, and it’s a good time to get out and go.
Roam freely, whether it’s driving down a long, open road, submersing yourself in a fantasy novel, spending time meditating and finding your nirvana, or having the best laugh you’ve had all month.
Emotionally, you’re lighter, less serious, and more optimistic, feeling like life is just positively endless. Make sure to take advantage of those good feelings, because they might be the best of the month.
If you don’t allow yourself to have some freedom now, you may feel agitated and bored, wanting to break free from the mundane. You could be more emotionally attached to your beliefs now, so watch for getting in arguments over them by being too fanatical.
Evaluating your spiritual path and figuring out which actions better help you on your journey are more easily done with this transit. Ask yourself how you can make your life better. You’ll have an easier time coming up with an answer than you think.
Transit Mercury in the 9th House
With transit Mercury in your 9th house, you’re a great conversationalist. You have plenty of stories to tell, and you’ll tell them to anyone who’ll listen with gusto and flair.
Your storytelling skills are through the roof, and you may want to begin a writing project. This is also a good time to go back to school or pick up something new, especially a new language or something related to other cultures.
You could do a little traveling, or have more communications with people from different cultures than yourself. You can come up with big ideas, grand ideas, and can work on devising a plan to make them happen. You’re less serious and more playful.
Transit Venus in the 9th House
When transit Venus is in your 9th house, you want someone who is free as a bird and can take you along on their fun adventures.
If they can expand your mind, make you see things differently from the way you have before, and open you up to new ways of thinking and living, you’ll follow them anywhere.
You could take a long trip and meet someone on your travels, or become interested in someone from a foreign country or who lives an entirely different lifestyle than you do.
You could take a class in something new and meet someone there, or become interested in a teacher, philosopher, pilot, linguist, writer, or overall thrill-seeker.
You find greatest pleasure in expanding your mind and having new experiences that allow you to learn and teach others what you’ve learned. This can be a good time for writing and speaking.
Transit Mars in the 9th House
When transit Mars is in your 9th house, you’re driven to expand your life in some way. There’s so much out there in the world for you to experience and learn about, and you want to do something new.
You may dream of exploring some faraway land, and if you can travel, go for it. Most of you will likely just explore in your head, read about foreign places, try exotic cuisine, watch foreign films, or meet people from other cultures.
This can be a good time to begin learning something new, take a class, or go back to school. You may feel restless if you force yourself to stick to traditional ways and your normal routine.
Throw routine out of the window during this transit, and do something unexpected. Be spontaneous. Have a little thrill, no matter how small.
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Transit Jupiter in the 9th House
When transit Jupiter is in your 9th house, he’s in the house that he naturally rules, so he’s quite at home here, and that’s good for you. This is a time where you can expand your life in some way, and have plenty of opportunities presented to you to do so.
You’re usually much more optimistic and light-hearted, and don’t want to focus on anything too serious. Life is good, and you want to experience all of the goodness out there.
You can learn something new, go back to school, get a degree, try teaching others, or get into writing. Dealings with the law go smoother.
In business, you could deal with people from other places who help you, and promoting your work can be beneficial.
You can see the big picture now, and because of this, you’re a lot less stressed over the smaller things that come up on a daily basis. You know things will work out just fine, and there’s no need to worry.
Transit Saturn in the 9th House
When transit Saturn is in your 9th house, you may question your faith and beliefs. You look at how they’ve been impacting your life and whether they make any sense anymore.
You could abandon your faith temporarily, and feel less optimistic than usual at the start of this transit. You have to understand what inspires you and what your true beliefs are.
You need to work on blocks with your confidence levels as well, and how you stand in your own way.
If in school, you could have some difficulties at first, wondering if you’re studying the right thing, but for many, this is a good time to learn, and older folks may go back to school or begin studying something new that takes them in a different direction. You can experience delays or blocks with travel, or have issues with the law.
Transit Uranus in the 9th House
When transit Uranus is in your 9th house, you can have life experiences that broaden your mind and life, but they occur unexpectedly or suddenly.
You encounter people from all walks of life, and they open your mind to new ideas and ways of living. You can study something new, but may not dedicate yourself to it for very long.
You can change your beliefs suddenly, attracted to unconventional beliefs. Travel during this period can come up unexpectedly, and can serve as learning experiences, whether they’re intended to be or not.
Transit Neptune in the 9th House
When transit Neptune is in your 9th house, you want to expand your life in spiritual ways. Just make sure you don’t fall prey to someone who wants to take advantage of that.
You’re interested in the metaphysical, pushing the boundaries of your beliefs. You can be more creative, especially with writing.
If in school, you may have a hard time focusing on anything for very long, and may be drawn to unusual subjects. If you travel, you can experience issues, but want to go to places near water.
Transit Pluto in the 9th House
When transit Pluto is in your 9th house, you can become obsessed with your beliefs and try to get everyone to believe what you do. It’s fine to identify strongly with what you believe, but not to force it on everyone else.
You may transform your beliefs and go towards something more unusual. When you’re discussing things with people, you do so more passionately and with conviction.
If you go back to school, try studying Pluto-related subjects, like psychology, forensics, research, science, or anything to do with sex or death.
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