Whether you’re an astrological expert or you enjoy reading weekly horoscope forecasts, you will hear about the houses.
Most people know about the basic principles of astrology, such as the planets and Zodiac signs. It could be that this term or its meaning isn’t clear to them.
The houses are indeed among the fundamentals of natal charts and horoscope reading. Together with the planets and signs, they are one of the three principal elements.
It is why it’s beneficial to comprehend what they represent. As a result, you will have a more comprehensive understanding of your birth chart, personality, and relationships.
There are 12 houses, and each of them represents an area of your life. They resemble a map that implies what you find essential or challenging.
It is why they relate to every aspect of your natal chart. The planets move from one house to the other, but what’s crucial is in which one they were at the time of your birth.
The moment you were born, planets were under different Zodiac signs and houses. These houses rule different categories that influence your life.
For instance, the seventh house rules marriage and relationships, while the second stands for finances, material possessions, and material resources. Hence, they can affect your natal chart to a great extent.
What does that mean for the 9th house?
The 9th house – Intellect, travels, philosophy
The Zodiac sign of Sagittarius and the planet Jupiter rule the 9th house. It is the one that represents the deeper elements of life: philosophy, spirituality, ideologies, and religion.
Thanks to this house, we get to think abstractly and courageously.
The 9th house loathes mental limitations and boundaries. It wants to explore, think, and question. It is the house that helps us anticipate the future and prepare for what is about to come.
However, it’s a demanding house as it can overwhelm and make one wander and get lost if they don’t know how to use the best of it.
The meaning and effects of the 9th house also depend on other aspects of one’s natal chart and personality. Hence, one individual won’t perceive spirituality or religion the same as someone else would.
Since the 9th house resides near to the top of the sky, the Sun likes being here. It is where it shines more brightly than in others. That makes it similar to the 3rd house.
The difference is that the 9th house focuses on how an individual experiences spirituality. Another similarity is that the 9th house rules higher education and written communication.
As a result, the 9th house governs reading, publishing, writing, and languages. It is known as the house of expansion due to being ruled by Jupiter. That means that it represents traveling, learning, and knowledge.
Thus, it also governs immigration, law and order, diplomatic affairs, and globalization.
The 9th house in a natal chart means that it’s there to help the natives widen their horizons, views, and perception of the world, places, and people.
Hence, it influences those experiences that make our lives rich and more abundant without delving into materialism. The 9th house is about data, information, philosophy, science, and education.
So, what does that mean for the Wounded Healer?
Chiron – The deepest wound, yearning to be healed
Chiron is a comet, although many people also classify it as an asteroid or minor planet. It is one of the most recently discovered heavenly bodies, which is why it’s one of the most underrated elements in a natal chart.
It was discovered in November of 1977, and it’s known for its erratic orbit. The name Chiron is a tribute to the Centaur, Chiron. Chiron was the son of Zeus and a water nymph who tried to run and hide from him by turning into a horse, but her intentions failed.
She gave birth to a half-horse, half-boy baby named Chiron and abandoned him right after. Yet, Chiron didn’t become bitter, vengeful, or full of hatred. On the contrary. He was different than other centaurs: wise, just, and intelligent. Thus, he was a scholar, mentor of ancient Greek heroes, and healer.
Due to being in the wrong place at the wrong time, he got struck by a poisonous arrow. As an immortal, he couldn’t die. Unfortunately, that meant a lifetime of agony.
But, in the end, the gods decided to allow him to die and end his pain. It is why Chiron is known as the Wounded Healer.
In astrology, Chiron represents our deepest wound and what we do to heal it. It usually points to the area of our life where we will experience sorrow or challenges.
But Chiron doesn’t only show our struggles and wounds. It also casts a light on our healing potential, the one we could find through suffering.
The Centaur Chiron had low self-esteem issues. His greatest lesson was to confront why he sees himself as unworthy.
The same applies to us. Chiron shows what causes our self-worth problems and feelings of inadequacy. It reminds us that even if we don’t fill the void, in the end, we will learn something in the process and become stronger.
Chiron indicates the agony we avoid and fear facing, while the 9th house represents intelligence, philosophy, higher education, wisdom, learning, and knowledge. That settles the ground for a complex personality.
Chiron in the 9th house – Meaning
People born with Chiron in the 9th house likely struggle with what this house governs: beliefs, travel, meaning, or higher education.
Perhaps they strive to understand one of these or be the best in that field, but life hits them with one setback after another.
These individuals typically have a unique perception or point of view, and they tend to question the world around them. Their beliefs tend to differ from that of the majority.
It is why they often feel misunderstood, inadequate, or lonely. In the oddest scenario, they could believe that the world resembles the Matrix movie premise and that everything is a simulation.
Whatever bothers them, it usually affects their belief system, and they feel a lack of meaning.
Those born with Chiron in the 9th house often disagree with the religion, culture, or traditions of their family, nation, or religion. That makes them lack a sense of belonging.
Generally, these individuals often perceive themselves as outcasts, vagabonds, or unwanted in society.
Perhaps they are atheists in a highly religious culture or the opposite. Or, maybe, they want to follow an ancient belief or tradition, making them look odd and different.
Whatever it is, their philosophy or (lack of) religion causes them disappointments and troubles.
Sometimes they would like to be like everyone else, but they fail to fit in. It is why they question the roots of their views and beliefs.
However, they rarely manage to uncover what caused their convictions and whether they exist on a primal level or there is an explanation behind them.
Even without understanding the cause, they feel an inner urge to defend their views and fight for their beliefs.
Yet, at some point, they often realize that those same convictions prevent them from being happy or accomplishing their goals.
Transformations and inner development
People born with Chiron in the 9th house typically go through more than one spiritual, religious, or philosophical transformation in their lives.
It happens when they start to understand that their views impede their growth and reaching the ultimate meaning of life. It is when they either adjust or change their perspective altogether.
When individuals with Chiron in the 9th house change their perspective, it is life-changing and drastic. They also tend to change their lifestyle, behavior, or place of living. That is not utterly surprising, considering they are continuously learning and soaking in knowledge.
They feel an urge to expand their inner worlds, but sometimes they overwhelm themselves with having to grow. Individuals with Chiron in the 9th house read and collect data even if not useful or relevant.
Sometimes, they neglect other responsibilities because of that. It is also why they tend to be stressed out and overworked. They strive to reconcile their work, hobbies, leisure time, and learning but end up without energy for any of it.
Those with Chiron in the 9th house could become arrogant or vain because of the knowledge and information accumulated over time.
But that can affect their relationships with people due to becoming self-centered or cocky.
Yet, if other aspects in a natal chart have a favorable position, they could become teachers, helping others expand their horizons.
Chiron in the 9th house native typically has a rebellious character and loahes conforming with what the society expects from them.
Due to the trauma of having to fit in and suppress their personalities to be acceptable in their culture, they loathe dogmas, rules, and expectations.
Their community, family, or nation likely indirectly caused their wound because they had to accept the norms, laws, and regulations against their beliefs and will.
Unable to fit in and choose the ordinary path
Nevertheless, their inability to fit in isn’t always about their attitudes and convictions.
Sometimes it is about the roles they take in society. They tend to deviate from the standards and expectations. Perhaps the native is a stay-at-home dad. Or, maybe, it could be a mother joining the army or a professor that uses unconventional but effective teaching methods.
On the other side, Chiron in the 9th house native could also have a disability that prevents them from fitting into the regular categories.
These individuals are likely to be minorities and to challenge the norms with their sexuality and gender views. They push away the stereotypes and find against them.
These persons are allergic to prejudices and believe that everyone is unique and capable of changing the world.
Whatever their background story is, these individuals usually have to overcome an overwhelming obstacle to reach the other side and find their place or meaning.
That means they might have to fight against the law, society, rules, injustice, religious or political expectations. They could also experience personal setbacks and difficulties that make them stronger and reinforce their warrior spirit.
Anyway, by overcoming these troubles, they usually make the world a better place.
That could be by revealing how people in power abuse the rights of those on the margins.
Or, perhaps, they could be single parents raising strong-minded and independent individuals.
Game-changers or leaders of toxic convictions
It is a placement that can give revolutionaries, game-changers, or those that will sacrifice themselves for their ideology and beliefs.
Those born with Chiron in the 9th house can defend their convictions only to become its victims. Or, they could contribute to breaking down regimes, dogmas, and hatred.
These natives are usually ready to dedicate their lives to uncovering the truth, unveiling manipulators, aggressors, and schemers.
On the other side, they could also fight for wrong and toxic convictions all their lives.
But even then, they likely realize that was a lesson that helped them expand their views and accept they can be wrong too.
All their devotion, beliefs, and fights tend to manifest their endless pursuit of higher meaning.
Chiron in the 9th house is determined, intelligent, and eager to reach the ultimate truth. What does that mean for relationships?
Chiron in the 9th house – Synastry
The romantic synastric analysis is the interaction of houses between two birth charts. It shapes the relationship between two persons.
When one’s Chiron is in the 9th house of their (potential) partner, it speaks of a unique connection that tends to break down the boundaries and expand their views and beliefs.
When these two meet, they usually feel like they’ve been found after years of being lost. It is not inherently the smoothest combination or the one that promises eternal love, but it’s invaluable.
The 9th house doesn’t have the reputation of being a house of love. When the Wounded Healer finds himself in this position, it typically represents lessons, transformation, and development.
These two won’t necessarily experience passionate love nor intense physical attraction. But their minds will form a connection that transcends the material world.
The 9th house individual tends to be an idealist chasing their dreams, straying from the norms, and flaunting their rebelliousness.
Chiron native typically falls for that kind of personality because they are also looking for meaning and something to hold on to.
Both these individuals tend to feel lost but find consolation in their goals, beliefs, or ideas.
In this case, Chiron native will probably inspire the 9th house to change their perspective or adjust their convictions.
The 9th house native struggles with finding or embracing their spiritual, religious, or political views. Chiron person will help them find the right path and constructively direct their idealism.
Along the way, Chiron native will confront the 9th house individual with their past traumas. They will show them why they struggle with expanding their world and strengthening their views.
The outcome is either a friendship that will stand tall against time or a relationship where both individuals get to grow and learn.