The ninth house of a natal chart is ruled by the zodiac sign Sagittarius and the planet Jupiter. As it is situated close to the peak of the sky during one's introduction to the world, it is an open entryway towards the heavens. It is described as the house of philosophy and greater wisdom. Because of Jupiter's expansive capacities, the house oversees most things that are related with growth, regardless of whether it is education, travel or the communicating thoughts. All philosophical research and understanding fall under the rulership of this ninth house. It doesn’t matter if one is receiving education through a school or if one is simply expanding their mind alone, all learning and the knowledge that comes with it are matters of the ninth house.
While the third house is in charge of solid data and its processing, the ninth house leads loftier mindsets. The third house rules what we realize, but the ninth house is in charge of what we later do with the data that we have collected; of how we structure our own particular ideology, of the kind of understanding and framework that we can build through our perceptions. Here lives the comprehensive view of our world, and our thoughts about it.
Advanced education is likewise a matter of the ninth house in astrology; and all secondary degrees can be indicated based on the distance and aspects of planets that live in this house. Here one can find out whether they will go to higher institutions after completing their education Individuals with a great deal of planets in this house and positively aspected can likely have a career in being educators.
Another aspect of life that is ruled by the ninth house is travel and even emigration to other places. When we go and travel and have experiences with a different culture, religion, language or social structure, the coming together of our culture with another creates a lasting change in our memory. The ninth house rulership includes new places and people that we work and live with, our experiences abroad, and our universal understanding of humanity. One can also find indications of some kind of trade business in this ninth house.
Sometimes, the ninth house can also rule the second life partner of the individual. The first life partner is led by the seventh house, and in the event that there is a third, he or she is ruled by the eleventh house. When it comes to the second life partner, the individual looks for somebody with whom he or she can interface thoughtfully and on a more elevated level; these are the attributes that the ninth house looks for in its search for a perfect partner. Moreover, the ninth house can also rule the individual’s third child, their grandchildren, and their in-laws.
Another thing ruled by the ninth house is the law; judges, jury and all individuals that work in the field of law are to be seen through it, as well as our association with them. If the planets are benefic in the ninth house, the law will be rather agreeable to us, while the proximity of malefic planets might bring inconveniences. The ninth house can likewise be helpful in telling us whether the individual will make their career in law, as a great many people who pick such a vocation have no less than one vital planet in the ninth house.
The ninth house in astrology is also the ruler of religion and all that are associated with it. Clerics, preachers, and all spiritual individuals will show up through the ninth house, thus the condition and proximity of planets will tell us what sort of impact they will have on our world. The planets living in the ninth house likewise can indicate what religious path we will take after, as religions become critical channels of viewing the universe, and our place within it.
Profound renunciation of faith is additionally identified with the ninth house, and when there are troublesome transits to the house or planets inside, we may lose confidence in presence of something higher, or even in the importance of our own reality. When a positive transit happens, we encounter profound moments that can give us a completely new understanding of life itself. Here is the house where our thoughts are free to travel and roam to greater heights, towards our own particular definition of god, regardless of whether we acknowledge anything greater than our material world and self. We are quite flexible in what we mean by god here, and it can even be only our motivation for living, our objectives, and higher expectations.