©5-14-2011 by Donna Cunningham, MSW
UPDATE 11/11/13: My new astrology/self help book, The Stellium Handbook: An Owner’s Manual for People with Stelliums or Triple Conjunctions is finally available. Read about it and download a free sampler of book excerpts here: Finally, The Stellium Handbook is Here!
In this Q&A session, we’ll be looking at the ways the house position of a stellium colors its expression. First, we need to define what factors go into making a stellium. That question is hotly debated among astrologers.
The classical answer is that a stellium contains 4 planets in one sign or house. This stricter view holds that 2 of the 4 planets must be something other than the Sun, Mercury, and Venus
Since the Sun, Mercury, and Venus travel closely together in the sky at all times, it’s more common than not for them to be in the same sign and house. .
Modern, looser definitions might let you claim 3 planets as a stellium, especially with outer planets involved, and especially when they are conjunct. That’s called a triple conjunction or multiple conjunction, and I’m going to do a separate Q&A on that soon, so hold off on those questions.
You may ask about 3-planet stelliums today, however, along with 4-planets or more. Gaging by past Q&A sessions, there are likely to be many more questions than I can comfortably handle. I’ll choose the ones that provide the best teaching examples. Nothing personal. Here are some hints:
- I’d choose questions that nail important information about stelliums.
- I’d choose questions that illustrate other points I want to make.
- I’d probably give preference to questions about general principles over personal examples.
- If several people were asking about stelliums in the same house, I’d probably only answer one, except perhaps to contrast them with one another.
- I may choose readers who’ve never had a question answered over readers who get answers in every Q&A.
UPDATE: No more questions, folks. Scroll down below this article to the comment section to read the Questions and my answers–someone may have asked a question similar to yours.
How to get more information about the house of your stellium on Skywriter:
- Finally, The Stellium Handbook is Here!
- New Test! Impact Scores for Stelliums and Multiple Conjunctions
- A Series of Q&As on all 12 houses begins here: Readers Ask: Basic Questions about the 12 Houses
- Download a chapter on the houses here: AGSA ch13-houses
- Download a chart blank here: Blank chart with house meanings.
- The Incredible Vulnerability a Stellium Creates
- A Who’s Who of your Horoscope–the Players in all 12 Houses
- Check the listings underHouses of the Horoscope for articles about specific houses.
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