To break it down, so it will forever and consistently be broke, when it comes to astrology, we are basically dealing with four main areas : planets, signs, houses and aspects.
The planets in your birth chart symbolize universal principles and energies.
The signs in your chart represent the styles in which those universal energies/principles are expressed.
The houses in your chart symbolize different areas of your life development, or fields of experience.
The aspects denote planetary relationships, i.e: how do Mercury and Neptune “get along” in your chart?
Here’s a basic primer on the themes of the 12 houses:
1st House- Yourself. Your presentation. Your identity thrust into the larger world.. Think: De La Soul’s “Me, Myself and I”, or “Me!” by Bumpy Knuckles.
3rd House- Early education, local travel, your immediate environment, i.e. the neighborhood. Siblings, mental faculties and communication. Think: A Tribe Called Quest’s “Mind Power“. Or, Meshell N’degeocello’s “Mass Transit.” Even Scarface’s “My Block” or Queen Latifah’s “Just Another Day [Livin’ in the Hood] and Afu Ra’s “Whirlwind Thru Cities”
4th House- Home, family, roots, racial and cultural origins. Mother, early childhood. Instinctive responses, your “storehouse” of memories. Think:Gangstarr’s “The Place Where We Dwell ” or Grap Luva & Pete Rock’s (feat. Kev Brown) “Collector’s Item”.
5th House- Creative self- expression, entertainment, pleasures, children (physical children and “pet projects”), recreational pursuits, gambling, sex , romance, love affairs. Think: Enjoy Yourself by A+. Amel Larrieux’s “Shine”. Or “I Sparkle” by Slick Rick.
6th House- Work, craftsmanship, mastery,capacity for service, daily routine, overall well-being, health, hygiene. Think: Gangstarr’s “Work.” , De La Soul’s “The Grind Date” or Rakim’s “Don’t Sweat The Technique.”
7th House- Marriage, partnerships (business and intimate),One on one interactions.
Think: Smif-N-Wessun’s: “Won on Won”, Erykah Badu’s “The Other Side of The Game.” Or, “You” by Evidence.
9th House- International travel, higher mind, religion, expanding horizons, far away places, colleges and universities, universal law, experience, exploration, aspiration. Think: J-Live’s “The Understanding.” , Dwele’s “Truth”, or “Church” by De La Soul.
10th House- Career, vocation, public life, reputation, i.e. what you’re known for, status and ambitions. Think: Nas’ “The World Is Yours” or Gangstarr’s “Just to Get a Rep” or “What I’m Here For.”
11th House- The expression of independence, the urge toward individuation, impact on humanity and the collective, lovability(love received), aspirations, clubs, organizations, the money or benefits reaped from your profession, society at large. The urge to go beyond limits, the future. Think: Gangstarr’s “Mass Appeal” or Eric B & Rakim’s “Move The Crowd”
12th House- Places of retreat and hidden from public view..
Think: Common’s “In My Own World (Check The Method)” Or, Madlib’s “Solitude”.