Houses of the Zodiac The Numinous

Learning to read your own Birth Chart is a practice of self-discovery. It unlocks a whole language with which to describe the numinous parts of the human experience—and understanding the meanings of the different Houses of the Zodiac is an important piece of the puzzle.

The Houses represent the different areas of life that we move through in our lives, and show where the planets in our individual charts are doing their most powerful work with us. The Numinous Astro Deck is a tool to help you fully understand this interplay of energies, but you can find a brief overview of each House and its area of influence here. ***The journal prompts are from the Astro Deck.


FIRST HOUSE: Personality, Ego, Physical Appearance.

Journal prompt: Write down 10 words to describe yourself and 10 words for the way you think people see you. What steps can you take to align the two lists?


SECOND HOUSE: Assets, Material Values, the 5 Senses.

Journal prompt: “My idea of luxury is …”


THIRD HOUSE: Thoughts, Ideas, Communication.

Journal prompt: List your favorite ways to distract yourself and post it somewhere to remind you not to engage with them.


FOURTH HOUSE: Home, Family, Roots.

Journal prompt: Create a written vision board of your dream sanctuary space. Think ideal fabrics, scents, music, lighting, locale.


FIFTH HOUSE: Passion, Creativity, Play.

Journal prompt: List things you loved to do when you were five years old and what the adult version would be.


SIXTH HOUSE: Craft, Contribution, Wellbeing.

Journal prompt: A shopping list of “ingredients” (movement, media, food) that can support your body today.


SEVENTH HOUSE: Relating, Partnerships, Others.

Journal prompt: The qualities of the people you connect best with are …


EIGHTH HOUSE: Intimacy, Investments, The Occult.

Journal prompt: Write down everything (facts and feelings) about a situation you are currently obsessed with and then burn the paper.


NINTH HOUSE: Seeking, Travel, Higher Learning.

Journal prompt: Write about the teacher you have learned the most from and how you are embodying their wisdom.


TENTH HOUSE: Reputation, Career, Legacy.

Journal prompt: Write a list of guidelines and best practices for Brand Me.


ELEVENTH HOUSE: Community, Revolution, the Future.

Journal prompt: List 5 things you could do completely differently today. Think reading, route to work, dinner plans, and exercise regime.


TWELFTH HOUSE: Surrender, Healing, Spirituality.

Journal prompt: A list of all the things in your life you can and cannot control …


For a full description of each House of the Zodiac check out The Numinous Astro Deck, which is an illustrated tool for learning the art of birth chart interpretation. You can also learn all about your individual house placements in a 1-2-1 Astro Coaching session with Numinous Founder Ruby Warrington. Book your session HERE.


The 2019 Scorpio Full Moon sets the stage for some deeply revealing conversations, that will ultimately help you know your worth, says Sandy Sitron

2019 Scorpio Full Moon The Numinous Sandy Sitron
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2019 Scorpio Full Moon // May 18 2019 // 5:11 pm EDT // 27 degrees Scorpio

A full moon is a high energy time. For some, this high energy time can result in low energy. Think of a toddler who is totally spent after a day at the zoo.

For others a high energy time can feel fulfilling. Like riding a stallion toward your wildest dreams while rainbows shoot out of your finger tips. YESS!! Put a pin in the idea that there is a lot of energy running right now, and if you are sensitive to it, you may feel equal parts drained and energized.

When I meditated on the energy of this Full Moon, the image that came through was of walking the plank of an old pirate ship. But when I got out to the end of the plank, the sea disappeared and was replaced by a beautiful garden. I was granted a safe and soft landing in a bed of flowers.

The symbol speaks of the transformational death process of Scorpio, and the steady abundance of Taurus.

During Taurus season we build the garden of our own self-worth. At the Scorpio Full Moon we test that self-worth by making ourselves super vulnerable. We must take the leap into the ocean of emotion and intimacy to discover what we’re truly made of. If we’re lucky, we find a soft landing in safe harbor. But we’ll never know what we have built if we don’t take the risk and let go of solid ground.

What does this mean for you in your life right now?

Discover the meaning of this Full Moon by noticing where you feel most vulnerable. Where do you feel like you are walking the plank? Is it money? Relationships? Your sacred vocation? Somehow, some way, the answer to the problem is going to have to do with self-worth.

In order to grow, you may have to risk confronting some deeper emotion, or have a challenging and intimate conversation.You may have to push past resistance. Clues you are experiencing resistance are worry, fogginess, sleepiness and annoyance. If you notice resistance right now, journal or talk about it. Air it out.

Taurus and Scorpio are slower moving signs. Even though this is a high energy Full Moon, can you slow down? Maybe if you walk the plank slowly (spend a good amount of time with a self-awareness process), you increase the odds that the fertile garden will appear to catch you when you leap.

It is clear that this “walking the plank” metaphor is about transformation. You are letting go of some old stuff. And you are moving toward something new. It might feel somewhat heart-wrenching. Let yourself feel that. And look for the moments of grace that are there to catch you.


Full Moon opposite Mercury
Golden haloes and fields of golden wheat.
Look for illumination in everything — in the mundane and the spiritual. The mental landscape is currently confusing — we are collectively dealing with overthinking and fogginess mixed in with a couple of bright ideas. The only answer to such a conundrum is to slow it down and practice mental non-attachment. Try to find the beauty in a blaring car horn. Notice the grace and divinity in a piece of gravel. This will help you feel grounded and give your mind a much needed anchor.

Full Moon sextile Pluto and Saturn
A red carpet.
Walking the red carpet is very different from walking the plank. It’s an honor. A chance to collect an award. To be recognized in some way. This Full Moon has you walking the imaginary plank toward deep transformation. The red carpet aspect helps you remember what you’ve achieved and revel in it for a minute. Transformation and letting go is good and necessary. Honoring what you have built is good and necessary too.


The Numinous Astro Deck is a brand new astrology learning tool from Ruby Warrington and Bess Matassa out June 4 2019. Pre-order today to receive a FREE sample astro lesson!

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The Numinous Astro Deck by Ruby Warrington and Bess Matassa

When I launched The Numinous back in 2012, it was because I wanted to build a bridge between the mystical and the mainstream. On a deeper level (not that I knew it at the time), parts of my soul were in need of deep DEEP healing, and the world of astrology, tarot, psychics, and Earth medicine, spoke to these tender, conflicted places, in a way that no therapist had been able to touch. Looking back, I can see that I created this platform because I needed it so badly myself.

Which is the exact same reason I created THE NUMINOUS ASTRO DECK!

Out June 4 2019, the deck follows my previous books, Material Girl, Mystical World, and Sober Curious (where you can read about that healing journey I just mentioned), and is a fully-illustrated 45-card deck designed to help anybody learn the language of astrology. A companion book by myself and Bess Matassa explains how to use the deck, both for birth chart interpretation, and as an oracle for divination.

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The Numinous Astro Deck

Astrology was my gateway drug into the numinous realms. A cosmic code that helped to explain so much about myself and my life, me wanting to read and learn about astrology in a way that made it all feel more relevant was the original inspiration for this site.

Over the past eight years, I have studied with many different astrological mentors, read a ton of books, and consumed reams of astro content online. And now, I have created a visual learning tool to help bring it all to life.

Each card in The Numinous Astro Deck features a custom illustration by incredible Prince Láuder, with key-word prompts to tap you quickly into the energy of each sign, planet, house, and aspect making up the matrix of the zodiac.

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The Moon card

In the companion book, Bess and I guide you through how to read your own chart—so that, for example, when you know you have Venus in Gemini in the 5th House, you can pull the relevant cards to study this placement. Add in a Venus-Sun conjunction, and what looks like a bunch of mathematical lines and symbols in your chart, becomes a beautiful visual mood-board for you to absorb.

And there is even MORE!

To coincide with the launch of the deck, Bess and I are also creating The Numinous Astrology School (!!!)—which will be a super-affordable option for diving into your ongoing study of astrology, and becoming fluent in this ancient, healing language.

Whether you’ve been reading since the beginning or are new to all things Numinous, I KNOW you are gonna love these new offerings! Drop me a DM either @the_numinous or @rubywarrington on IG if you have any feedback or Qs.

PLUS!!! Pre-order the deck today from Amazon or Barnes & Noble and enter your order details HERE to receive a FREE sample lesson along with the deck on June 4—and keep following on Instagram and subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear when The Numinous Astrology School officially open for enrollment.


Taurus Season 2019 brings transits that remind us to trust that we are enough—with nothing to prove, and a potent innate power, says Bess Matassa

flower crown Taurus Season 2019 Bess Matassa The Numinous
Photo: Jakob Owens

Taurus Season 2019 is vivid and alive, ready and willing to receive our lusts and longings. A time for letting the messy, beautiful range of life possess and work through us, Taurus Season 2019 reminds us that when we say “yes” to our status as part of these natural cycles, we can find radiance by moving to the rhythm of what simply is.

The season opens with Venus’ shift into Aries, and a one-two retrograde hit of Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn. Later in the season, Mercury and Venus shift into Taurus, while Mars enters Cancer, bringing questions of self protection to the fore. And, as the season closes with a fat Full Moon in Scorpio, we’re asked to hold fast to the gemstones inside of ourselves without gripping, noticing any place where we feel lack and flooding it with the lubrication of a lush, jungle cat kind of love …

Listen to the full Taurus Season 2019 report from Numi resident astrologers Bess + Sandy HERE and read on for more on the 4 key astro events of the coming weeks …


Sun in Taurus (4.20-5.21)

Taurus energy asks us to come ever closer to the cusp of what just feels good, resting on the soft petals and sipping the sweet nectar of deservedness without wondering when the honeysuckle might end. Taurus Season 2019 amplifies this pleasure dilation. Where do you think we have to prove something in order to be served? What if you simply had to open your lips and palms and say “thank you” without wondering how you’d earned it? In the weeks to come, simply lie back into whatever feels like a bed of roses, and lap up the cream.


Pluto Rx in Capricorn (4.24-10.2) + Saturn Rx in Capricorn (4.29-9.18) conjunct the Moon’s South Node

These two epic retrograde cycles carry us through to the “death” energy of the Scorpionic fall, and ask us to investigate where we place authority and who is really calling the shots and pulling the strings. Where do the “shoulds” in your life come from? What patterns feel like they’re “possessing” you? Take this time to notice the subtle polarities in your power dynamics. Give and take. Full and empty. What does your own power feel like when it’s simply coursing through your veins but doesn’t need a target? It’s a moment for recalibrating the controls and rediscovering a potency that ignites us from the inside out.


Venus in Aries (4.20-5.15) + Venus in Taurus (5.15-6.8)

Venus in Aries brings an opportunity to turn over fresh soil on old romantic patterns. An invitation to move towards objects of desire with no strategy, this transit asks us to simply go for it! Like a just born baby animal, trust you will be perceived as all fluff and frolic. Learn to trust in carnal signals and, after Venus moves into Taurus, to go after what your body desires without shame. Harness this transit to quiet the storylines and to navigate your romantic life by touch, taste, and smell.


Mars in Cancer (5.15-7.1)

Mars in Cancer harbors its hurts and healing inside a tightly packed shell, while fiercely defending what it loves. This transit is an invitation for us all to slip into our emotion ocean and examine what we can’t let go of. What feelings, memories, and entanglements we would defend with our very lives. There’s no need to try and validate these patterns of protection. Rather, we can take this time to see our defenses as gateways to a deeper understanding of what we truly value. Whatever you’re braving your body against is the secret diary key to what brings you most fully alive.


Learn more about Bess and her work and check out all her personalized Astro + Tarot offerings HERE.


It’s the last week of Mercury’s current retrograde cycle, and Sandy Sitron has a new astro symbol for your sign in her Numinous weekly horoscopes …

Numinous weekly horoscopes The Numinous Sandy Sitron March 25 2019
Photo: Ernest Karchmit

Aries or Aries Rising
Drifting leaf.
You may feel like this is the time to power forward and take action. But your energy is better spent going with the flow. Discover if it’s possible to coast like a leaf on the wind or a twig in a river. Connect with the elements that surround you. Notice where you are supported. You can get a lot done alone, but you don’t need to.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandy here or follow her on Instagram.

Taurus or Taurus Rising
Cosmic teachers.
Continue to go about your daily life. But notice that every situation, relationship and emotion is a teacher. What might normally irritate you becomes meaningful when you reframe events and interactions as moments of learning. Interrupt your normal mental chatter and ask yourself what you need to learn. This is moment in which you can gain spiritual perspective.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandy here or follow her on Instagram.

Gemini or Gemini Rising
A piece of a cloud.
Eat clouds for breakfast. Fill yourself up with air and water — aka ideas and feelings. The fear might be that you drift away. But you will always come back down to earth like rain. You don’t have to worry. Your desire to share and teach will be supported. Disrupt your earthly security fears and just stay inspired by the knowledge and wisdom that you’re taking in.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandy here or follow her on Instagram.

Cancer or Cancer Rising
Hands and heart.
You are under pressure and it’s coming from all directions. But your emotional intelligence is growing. Tend to yourself as carefully as you would tend to a newborn. If you feel safe and emotionally secure in your cozy nest of self-care, you’ll find that you can easily reach out your hands to share your heart with the world.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandy here or follow her on Instagram.

Leo or Leo Rising
Ray of light.
You’re getting a direct transmission. It’s coming at you like a ray of brilliant inspiration. If you become cloudy (and we all get cloudy sometimes) you’ll ignore the sparks. Stay awake by confronting your underlying subconscious fears and stripping them of their power. Then you’ll notice things that will inspire you for a very long time.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandy here or follow her on Instagram.

Virgo or Virgo Rising
Spices and herbs.
Reinvigorate yourself with vitalizing smells. You need a restart. You need to learn to let go and begin again. A transformation process becomes bleak if you feel disconnected from nature and your body. Let aroma bring you home to yourself. You are changing on deep levels and you need physical support in this process. Keep it simple.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandy here or follow her on Instagram.

Libra or Libra Rising
A submarine.
This ship can explore great depths, but it must stay self-contained. The internal pressure must be regulated. The control panels must be monitored. The technicians must work together. Get all of the parts of yourself working together. Monitor your own internal pressure. Then you can bring your ship into relationship, exploring and connecting with others in a healthy way.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandy here or follow her on Instagram.

Scorpio or Scorpio Rising
Cow eats grass.
Honor your digestive process. How many stomachs do you need to digest everything that’s been coming your way? You can’t just keep taking it all on without a symbolic cleanse. Draw a diagram of what your metaphorical digestive process should be right now. What will help you process, cleanse, and release? This will make you much more creative.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandy here or follow her on Instagram.

Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising
You are creating a maze, when the path is actually a straight line. Get out of your own way. This can be much more simple than it is. Rearrange the shrubbery of your mind. When you begin your trip again with fun, playfulness and sharing as your driving values, you’ll find that the path is much easier to navigate.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandy here or follow her on Instagram.

Capricorn or Capricorn Rising
Baby food.
There is a strange role reversal happening. You have loads of life experience. You know how to take charge. But for a moment you are like an adult trapped in a baby body. You have to let go of control and let yourself be coddled. This will bring you more perspective. Don’t fight the process, just let go and receive. You’ll go back to making boss moves soon enough.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandy here or follow her on Instagram.

Aquarius or Aquarius Rising
Covered in clay.
The current energy might make you feel like you’re floating away. Getting very grounded will help you feel brilliant and aligned. If you want a good idea, breathe and center yourself in your body. If you want a new philosophical outlook, go outside. Ground your physical container and you’ll find that your creative ideas and social connections flourish.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandy here or follow her on Instagram.

Pisces or Pisces Rising
A target.
There’s a focal point to aim for. But you need to practice. The best way to waste time is to flail around trying to do something you’re not prepared for. Go step by step. Follow your routine and build up your skills. Focus on strength and you’ll find that everything becomes exponentially easier. Learning and practicing can feel very productive.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandy here or follow her on Instagram.


Aries Season 2019 is about stripping back down to our essence, and moving towards our target with an unstoppable grace, says Bess Matassa

Aries Season 2019 Bess Matassa The Numinous astrology red dress
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Aries Season 2019 urges us to commit to our essence and lay claim to our incomparable competence, completely drama free. A cosmic moment for clean cut confidence, this season beckons us back into what comes most naturally to us, as we rev our engines with focus, fluidity, and the feel-good freedom of our unrestrained life force.

With Aries’ ruling planet, Mars, in mix and match Gemini, there’s a playful sense of possibility in the air. Which superhero suit will you don today? Dig into the arsenal of resources in your repertoire, and reach for exactly what’s needed to hit your target. With sweetheart Venus traveling through Pisces, any hot-blooded need to prove or to possess anything is softened by a desire to simply show up as our most lovable selves.

As Pluto in Capricorn opposes the North Node in Cancer, it’s also a season for connecting to the raw exhilaration of responsibility. What tasks feel most tasty? What acts of self-sufficiency are also kindling for the fire in your Soul? Take this time to tap into the actual thrill of being a self-directed grown-up, making choices that nourish and fortify you for the long-haul as you set off with a sense of tingling anticipation.

This season’s double Libra Full Moons (on 3.20 and 4.19) will also help us say a final farewell to the patterns and partnerships that are dragging us down. So come exactly as you are. Bold and bare and ready to rock yourself all the way back home.

Read on for more on the 4 key astro events of the coming weeks …


Sun in Aries (3.20-4.20) + Mars in Gemini (3.31-5.15) 
In its uncut form, Aries energy is the rugged sprout through the pavement cracks, and the lick of the crackling match. But the vibe of Aries season 2019, with Mars rolling through Gemini, is more fluid and windswept. Imagine you are a muscle car hood ornament, leading the way with an unstoppable grace. Get secure in your destination, and shoot towards it with your shiny chest bared and your head tossed back.


Mercury direct in Pisces (3.28) + Venus in Pisces (3.26-4.20) 
As Mercury moves direct again in Pisces it’s joined by Venus, signaling a season of self-assured sensitivity. This energy wants you to love exactly what loves you back, fully and fiercely, and to swim away from temptations which ultimately leave you feeling less than buoyant. Chase only what you truly cherish, leave casual encounters behind, and choose where to go deep with care and compassion.


Pluto in Capricorn opposite the North Node in Cancer (3.31-4.2019) 
The Capricorn-Cancer axis asks us to shelter ourselves with equal parts structure and sensitivity, and Pluto in Capricorn facing off against the Cancer North Node brings an invitation to become your own protector. When did you last relish taking responsibility for your own existence? Your inner child remembers how it felt to imagine life as a grown-up, making your own choices about what to eat and where to live. Channel this energy and give yourself exactly what you need.


Double Full Moons in Libra (3.20; 4.19) 
This potent pair of Full Moons asks us to repair any feelings of “less than.” Bringing a chance to examine sticky places of shame, unworthiness, and unlovability, and where these are mirrored through partners, projects, and projections that threaten to tear us down, it’s a time to get back to backing ourselves completely. This Aries season, step outside of any outworn constructs that have left you trapped in cycles that don’t reflect your own precious worth.


Learn more about Bess and her work and check out all her personalized Astro + Tarot offerings HERE.


The first 2019 Libra Full Moon brings a moment of forward motion on your mission to align more closely with your Self, says Sandy Sitron

March 2019 Libra Full Moon The Numinous Sandy Sitron
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Full Moon // March 20 2019 // 9:45 pm EDT // 0 degrees Libra

Climbing and climbing. You are paving your own way up the mountain. The sun beats down and reminds you that you have skin. Your exhalations are heavy as you ascend.

On March 20, we have the first 2019 Libra Full Moon (there are two this year). It occurs as the gate opens to Aries season and we step into an astrological New Year with the Vernal Equinox. This 2019 Libra Full Moon is taking you on a solo hike. You are blazing your trail, healing your wounds, and working with your inner rebel, all the while seeking mental clarity and balance.

This hike is a metaphor for any place you are taking action in your life. On some level, the sheer effort you are taking on reminds you of your life force. Your life force is how you “do,” “act,” and “be,” without impacting anyone else. During Aries season, this translates to: “I climbed a mountain, I am alive!”

Where are you taking action in your life right now? This is the path of your ascension. Can you let yourself just “do” without judging your own actions? A part of you needs the freedom to simply make it happen. So take a chance. It’s right there. Get moving.

It seems peaceful enough on this journey, but there are secretive shadows along the edges of the trail. You may find yourself wondering: who is hiding out there in the nooks and crannies? What is going to leap out and attack me?But the real question is: what has been hiding out on the inside? During this Full Moon in Libra, past wounds and insecurities may rise to the surface.

You can’t control what’s triggered, but you can soothe the source. Use your memory to travel back in time to the small child who felt unsure and afraid. We all harbor ancient fears that rise up here and there. Comfort yourself with words of love and encouragement as you climb.

Now, you reach the top of the mountain. Notice the clean, cool air. You’ve always known this is what you were aiming for—and now that you’re here, it’s time to cultivate an equanimous state of mind. Meditate. Give gratitude for the efforts and actions that brought you here. Focus on your breath. Create your own inner peace.

Meditation is so key at this time, as your goal now is to stabilize. To do this, simply stand on the balance beam and forget to ask yourself if you’re balancing.

So, now you’re settled into meditation at the top of your own mountain. The climb has been challenging. The dangers along the path have been faced. But it was all an act of self-expression that has led you back to yourself. Back to your own crystalline clarity. Your moment of oneness and balance with all that you are.

A Libra Full Moon is technically supposed to be about relationship. And it will be. But make this moment, now, about honing your relationship with yourself. You are dealing with your old scary monsters. You are taking the actions that make you feel the most alive. This is how you will find inner balance and show up authentically in relationship to others.


Moon opposite Chiron
The secretive shadows alongside the trail. Will something jump out?
The old triggers get activated. Notice that they are the same ones, always. And that if you run toward them instead of away, they become much less scary. This 2019 Libra Full Moon brings a chance to tend to your old wounds. To go deep, down, and under. To the past. To the source. To show up for who you were then and to forgive yourself.

This is deep inner work and no one should explore these caverns without a buddy or at least a harness. You’ve got options, so find the support you need. And if you tangle toes with someone who’s avoiding the deep work, but who is getting triggered and acting out, you’ll at least have a frame of reference for what’s going on.


Moon inconjunct Uranus
Driving a flying saucer.
Do you know how to work this thing? The controls are foreign and the starship has unearthly functions. Your emotions might be like the flying saucer at this 2019 Libra Full Moon. Normally you have a pretty good sense of how your feelings work. But now you’re traveling in another dimension.

You’re being asked to get used to a new way of navigating emotional territory. It might feel out of control at first, but just keep trying. Even if you get frustrated. Eventually you’ll push enough buttons that you figure out how to drive your ship forward at warp speed, and from there, everything will become possible.