The meaning of the ninth house in astrology has remained fairly constant between traditional and modern astrology. The ninth house can be associated with those things or activities that expand our perception of the world we live in. Higher education, long distance travel, and systems such as religion, philosophy or the law are also indicated by the 9th house.
The ninth house is considered the house of “God.” This is the house where we tap into the divine through meditation, prayer, or mysticism. This is where you will find spirituality- not in the 12th house.
The ninth house is where we search for understanding. This may come through channels like higher education or travel as mentioned above; or it may come through dreams, visions, or divination. Books, publishing, and other means of “getting the word out” also fall within the realm of the ninth house.
The ninth house is a cadent house. This is the best of the four cadent houses (3rd, 6th, 9th, and 12th) because it’s elevated in the chart. And its association with Jupiter and being the house where the sun finds its joy also adds to its positive regard.
In horary astrology the ninth house represents lawyers, priests, churches, long journeys, universities, and religion. The ninth house may also be the spouse’s brothers or sisters (as it is the third house from the seventh).
In mundane astrology the ninth house represents religion and institutions dealing with spiritual matters. It also represents foreigners, foreign affairs, international law; shipping and sea traffic. Universities, law, publishing, and those involved in such actives.
In medical astrology the ninth house represents the buttocks, hips, and thighs.
The sun finds its joy in the ninth house.