||The astrological circle of houses is perceived as a wheel of life, covering the full spectrum of human experience from formation of character through to death. Why did the ancient astrologers devise the scheme in such a way that it does not seem to follow the natural order of life? Where do the meanings of each house come from and how have they been adapted over the centuries - more importantly, why?
Other books have attempted to resolve these issues, but none have provided adequate answers. In The Houses: Temples of the Sky Deborah Houlding's clear narrative and original research into the history and development of house meanings explores the symbolic threads that are embedded into the philosophy of houses, strengthening our understanding of their use in practical application.