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    Blog — Interception

    Are Intercepted Signs a Problem?

    Are Intercepted Signs a Problem?

    When a sign is completely swallowed up by a house – never touching a house cusp, in other words – it is said to be “intercepted.” I get a lot of questions about that astrological situation so I thought it would be a good topic for a newsletter.

    Let me start by saying that in some systems of house division, interception is just not possible. Many astrologers nowadays are drawn to the old ways, using traditional “Whole Sign houses.” No interceptions are possible there, since, if you have Gemini rising, everything in Gemini is treated as being “in the first house.” Houses and signs are conflated in that Whole Sign system, so interception is simply not relevant.

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