The Physical Body and The First House

I got a LOT of requests to make videos about the Houses. So here’s my first one. Enjoy.

So the other day my yoga teacher was talking about creating physical awareness and she says:

“How can you hope to understand the deeper more subtle parts of yourself unless you first understand this the most tangible part of your being, your body.”

So I’m sitting there thinking “Thanks Cheree” (That’s my teacher’s name.) That’s the perfect definition of the 1st house.

So what if you have a planet or two in the first house…well those are going to be very obvious.  So obvious they often express physically. In the face, the body, the way you walk…

For example, people with Mercury in the first… they aren’t just chatty, they’re nimble.

People with Saturn in the first aren’t just melancholy, They appear more mature.

I had a friend in high school with Saturn in the first, he was the one who always bought the cigarettes, because he could just put on an old man face and walk in and say “Camel Reds, in the box please.”  And they would give them to him without carding him.

I wanna know about you guys. Whats in your first house? How does it express in your body?


69 thoughts on “The Physical Body and The First House”

  1. Yes, you guys are definitely onto something with the moon. Moon in the first often has a big “moon-face.”

    I have worked with several clients with Neptune in the first. They often feel invisible. Some complain, some love it.

    Mars in the first, for a woman can make a bold sexual statement.

  2. Anna, I also have Libra rising and more than once have been on the receiving end of comments like ‘I thought you were just a dolly clothes-peg’. (When faced with evidence of my education and intellect).

  3. Sa Diablo: I also have Cancer rising with Jupiter in the first. Yes, I have quite the rack, a baby face and have to keep an eye on my weight. And yes, people tend to think I am SO NICE and caring. Ha! I’m about the most un-maternal person I know.

  4. One thing in common with the Scorpio Rising folks – my eyes are very sensitive to light. I wear polarized sunglasses rain or shine.

  5. My Husband has Cancer asc.with the Moon as planetary ruler also in Cancer,and Sun in the 4th.He has the most big blue round eyes ever,and a rather round face.Often times he gets overly excited by it’s luminosity or it’s position in the sky.He’s a Moonie!

  6. I have no planets in the first, but in my prime I perfectly fitted the description of a classic Virgoan: dark hair, hazel eyes, fair skin; pointed chin and strong jaw; very clean, neat and usually classically dressed, body and features well proportioned – and prone to skin rashes!

    I come across as reserved, and though I can be outgoing I usually present as the loner I am. All this fits:

  7. Sorry I should have clarified for newbies: With no planets in H1 I display the characteristics of my Ascendant, Virgo.
    This site too is an almost exact description of me, excepting the eye colour (and I have read elsewhere it’s common for Virgoans to have hazel eyes)

  8. @ Kaleidescope Eyes – Oh gol, can I relate! I’ve got Saturn in Sag in the 1st, along with Scorp rising in the first. (Does that mean I look serious with “that look” added in?) Ha!
    If I had a dime for every time someone came up to me when I was a kid and told me to SMILE, I’d have been rich by the time I wanted a car.
    I hated it.
    But I’ll tell ya – when I laugh, it’s the real thing! 🙂

  9. Great video.
    I have Neptune, Moon and Mars in the first house but only Neptune conjuncts my Asc. I do feel invisible, also I think I’m quite innocent looking. I find it hard to hide my emotions and have quite a Moon face too.
    Mars I’m not sure about it’s the furthest away from the Asc, when I was a kid I use to walk down the street with determination, like I was John Travolta in Saturday night fever, like I was cool, going places. Just something in my rhythm told me that, I probably looked like an idiot really lol. Or no one was paying attention Neptune again.

  10. Libra rising Uranus and Jupiter in first house Uranus is conjunct Asc by 2 degrees and Pluto conjunct as well but in twelfth. People always ask me where I’m from I guess I look foreign but I’m not. Ha. Always thought that was strange. I’m tall and thin and can not gain weight if I try!! And I smile too much:) If I’m in a bad mood I like to stay home cuz I smile even when I really don’t want too!!

  11. Libra rising with an empty first house but conjunct BM Lilith in the 12th within 2 degrees (BML is 1 minute from being in Libra, lol) but like someone asked ealier, I’m not sure if 12th house planets would manifest in physical appearance.

  12. Hey Nota, would planets in the 12th conjunct the ASC manifest in the appearance?

    I have Capricorn rising with Saturn and Neptune in the first. I find them easy to see personality-wise, but I find it hard to see them physically in myself because I have a stellium in Leo. (Plus Neptune’s in the first!)

  13. Nota! Awesome video. I loved that split second when you didn’t know how to transition from high school smokin days-lmao-perfectly smooth! Serious. This was great!

    I’ve got an empty 1st. Maybe Aries rising is enough?

  14. Ooh! Just looked up his:

    A full 1st house:

    Virgo: Jupiter, Mars, Moon, and Saturn!

    He’s very self conscious about how he looks and is just now (@30) deciding to do something about his health; Dr. visits, etc.

    Anyone know this kind of energy? Whew! Nit-picky Virgos! Love you guys!

  15. Sun/Saturn conjunct in Gemini.

    I definitely have the serious looking thing going on. When I was 15 I played in a band and I NEVER got carded in the bars. I’d go up and order a coke and the bartender invariably said “Just a coke?” Since I wasn’t technically supposed to be there I didn’t explain that I was underage.

    But! Sun! Gemini! I bounce and dance a lot – I can’t just WALK somewhere, I prefer to dance there or jog or … something. Go faster! Snap my fingers to whatever song is in my head! Go go go go go go go go.

    So yeah. Sprightly curmudgeon, that’s my 1st house. *snicker*

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    Mercury conjunct asc from the 12th (and conj. neptune), I can be a phantom like my mercury in pisces dad. You could be talking to him in the kitchen, turn around next thing you know he’s out in the backyard. Or if you’re looking for him, you just have NO idea where he could be, or wherever you decide to look he’s never in those places. I could go on about how mysterious he can be like that, but this is definitely a passed down astrological aspect (I love being able to identify that!), as me and my brother both have this tendency. My mom is a phantom in a different way, picture a gemini phantom, lol yup thats her.

  17. A mother, a father, a friend and a l̶o̶v̶e̶r̶ mirror. Moon, saturn, uranus and neptune in 1st house. I relate to physical descriptions of three of them (moon face roundness, ever-changing/invisibilty of neptune and maturity/resting neutral face of saturn) but I can’t see uranus in my physical self at all. I died my hair once or twice in red (mars square rising tight) but that’s it, no tattoos, no piercings, no chains, no rings, no fashion quirks 🙁 My birth time is accurate but uranus, also being the first one conjuncting the rising, is the most invisible thing ever. How can one identify neptune but not uranus?!

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