Your 11th House of Community and Hopes
The eleventh house represents your role in society and dreams for the future.
By Tarot.com Staff
IN BIRTH CHART
NATURAL ZODIAC SIGN:
What is the 11th house in Astrology? The 11th house is all about community. This area rules friends, groups, and associations of a particular kind -- those that support our vision of the future. Thus, our personal aspirations and hopes can all be found here. In the 11th house, we come together with others to become something bigger than ourselves.
You can learn a great deal about how you might engage with the collective by looking at the zodiac sign that's in the 11th house of your birth chart, as well as any planets that occupy it. In addition, planets that are currently transiting this area can reveal opportune moments to meet allies who might support you on your journey.
11th House Themes
- Social Groups
- Social Media
- Hopes and Aspirations
- Humanitarian Causes
11th House Meaning
After we establish our role in society in the 10th house, the 11th house transforms our individual power into collective power.
This is where we join forces with like-minded people and work to achieve common goals. Here, we find our chosen family. Whether it's a book club, a kickball team, or a grassroots political campaign, group associations bring us together under a shared cause and can help us find a sense of belonging.
If you feel aligned with the political, cultural, and familial structures around you, then you likely want to contribute to them, and the makeup of your 11th house can help you find satisfying ways to get involved. If you’re discontented with your social system, however, you will attract others who share your critical views. This is where rebels, activists, and beacons of social change come together, focused on improving the collective good. Unlike its opposite, the 5th house, which is all about creative self-expression, the 11th house is where you transcend the ego and use your ingenuity for the whole. Bring in the visionaries and innovators!
Your personal aspirations, hopes, and wishes are all a huge part of this area. After you act upon your drive for success and status in the 10th house, the 11th house reveals what could arise from these efforts. The future of the community also comes into consideration here. Humanitarianism and charity are ways you give back to the whole that once nurtured you. In an ideal world, the 11th house is where we celebrate our unique differences and use them in support of humankind.
Of course, not everyone finds a place to fit in so easily. If you feel alienated from the people that surround you, that could lead you to disconnect from the public altogether and become an outcast. This path has its own valuable lessons, and the makeup of your 11th house can help you embrace those lessons more fully.
The sign in your 11th house tells how you might show up in terms of community matters. With Virgo here, for example, you may be driven to fix the flaws or wounds of the collective and choose to connect with others who are focused on healing and helping those in need.
If you want support finding your people, or need guidance about how you can use your gifts altruistically, the 11th house can reveal opportunities you never knew existed.
Planets in the 11th House
If you have any planets in the 11th house, they likely support a common cause. These planets may influence your experience of networking, goals, and social change.
Take a look and see how the planets in your 11th house shape your interaction with the world. Not sure which planets are in your 11th house?
Sun: Friendly, free-thinking, and perhaps a bit idealistic, you pride yourself on seeing things a little differently than the rest. Your motto? "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."
Moon: A sense of belonging is vital for your security. Without it, you can easily feel isolated. Be careful not to intellectualize your emotions to the point of becoming detached from them.
Mercury: You’re an idea person. If you’re passionate about a problem, you’ve got an innovative solution. It’s important for you to receive intellectual stimulation from your community.
Venus: You might be attracted to those who are a little different, probably because you feel different, too. Your friendly grace allows you to thrive in social circles.
Mars: When someone needs to phone a friend, you’re likely the first one they call. It’s no surprise if you’re the leader of the pack since you’d probably do anything for your people.
Jupiter: It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s just you! Your altruistic spirit probably wants to save the world. Don’t set your aspirations so high that you can’t reach them.
Saturn: Do big groups overwhelm you? It’s likely you prefer having a few close allies over a huge group of friends. Just don’t let your fear of being left out cause you to push others away.
Uranus: You’re not one to blend into the crowd. In fact, you might go out of your way to avoid fitting in! You likely attract others who share your penchant for radical views.
Neptune: Your friends are your world. Compassionate and possibly a bit idealistic in relationships, your job is to maintain proper boundaries so others don’t take advantage of you.
Pluto: A deep sense of feeling different may distance you from others and limit the expression of your soul. It’s time to reawaken your heart and let your inner child run free.
Chiron: Your deepest wound may come from rejection by your community, and a sense of feeling excluded could pervade your life. Accepting your uniqueness is your medicine for others.
North Node: You may have had a tendency to make things all about you in the past. Finding a socially-relevant outlet for your unique gifts will help you transcend this egocentric view.
South Node: Although you have a brilliant mind, your dependence on intellect may leave your heart feeling a little icy. Warm it up by expressing affection and creativity.
Transits in the 11th House
Planets that are transiting the 11th house of your birth chart bring attention to your social network. The themes that come up for you during these transits depend on the planet that's transiting and how it's relating to other parts of your chart.
If Venus is transiting your 11th house, for example, you may have an easier time connecting with others who share your values. Additionally, the line between friend and lover may begin to blur with an ally of yours. If the Moon is transiting your 11th house, you could feel a deep need to connect with your peers. Yet, you might also find yourself experiencing alienation or painful differences from those around you. Watching your 11th house for any upcoming transits can help you prepare for opportunities related to community endeavors.
Following the community-focused 11th house, we enter the 12th house, the grand finale of the birth chart. Read more about the 12th house and its crucial link to the world of dreams!
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