In traditional astrology the Second House is an indicator of earned income, health, reflection of person’s material possessions, gains and losses. The more modern interpretation relate it to the available life substance and heredity. It is also close related to chemical substance of the body, food and metabolism.
The Second House is located between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm in your chart and shows what you hold dear. This house reflects your values and the kind of qualities that you value in others. It can also show how you may accumulate money and objects throughout your lifetime. It is not only the house of your possessions and also the house of “what possesses you. ”
Another interesting aspect of the Second House in your horoscope is that it can reveal how much money you are capable of making and what you are willing to do to earn money. The planet or planets in this house can really give you an idea if you will be prosperous in your life or not.
If you have your Sun in the Second House it means that money really is everything to you and luckily fame, wealthy and prestige also come easy. You are an extremely egotistical and status conscious individual. You have a great awareness of your own wealth as well as the wealth of others and are competitive and jealous at times. Examples of celebrities with a Sun in the second house include the glitzy Pamela Anderson, the “King” Elvis Presley, actor Robert De Niro, singer Frank Sinatra. Perhaps the example of the ultimate Sun in the second house example heiress is Paris Hilton who displays the frivolity and riches usually associated with this sign.
Probably one of the best articles on the The Second House
by Dana Gerhardt
Like a mischievous boy releasing a mouse in a roomful of cheerleaders, try dropping the subject of money into a gathering of metaphysical people. Watch how many scramble for the tabletops. When you’re discussing the 2nd house, you have to talk money. Yet in most spiritual circles, money is a dirty word. Craving dollars is an affront to spirit and decidedly uncool (except of course, for those spiritual teachers whose hands are always open for donations). Nor is astrology exempt. More than once I’ve heard that charging for readings is blasphemous, since astrology is a “gift” (this might explain the profession’s drive to prove that it’s a “science”). New Agers, on the other hand, like money. They’ll recite affirmations and magic mantras to get more of it. If you don’t have enough, they argue, it’s a sign that your thoughts are uncool.
Whether money is dirty or evil—or spirit-inspired—or as is more likely the case, energetic but neutral, “How do I get more of it?” is one of the top three questions on most clients' minds. Frequently it’s followed by the lament, “If only I didn’t have to make money!” What a tragedy the world expects us to be house painters, insurance salesmen and loan officers, when our souls cry for grander personas, to be artists, philosophers, adventurers. Having to make money seems a wretched detour. I’ve heard it said that God needs more dishwashers than kings, but why then, wouldn’t God plant in us a burning desire to wash dishes instead? This dilemma is especially acute for the Pluto in Leo generation, whose dream of creative self-expression is so keen—despite being raised by Pluto in Cancer parents, for whom money, the security of it, the status of it, was the greater prize.