The Eleventh House In Astrology Is All About Friendship And Community

The astrological houses are thought to be the stage through which we interpret our unique cosmic thumbprints, and understanding the essence of each house can guide us to more clarity in life. The key themes behind the eleventh house are friendship, dreams, and societal roles, and whichever sign you have in the eleventh house will define this area of your life. "The planets are the characters, the signs are the costumes they're wearing, and the houses are the stages, or areas of life, where they're lived out," astrologer Chani Nicholas, author of "You Were Born For This: The Astrology of Radical Self-Acceptance," told Well + Good. "Planets express their energy in the style of the sign they are in and show up prominently in whatever domain of life, or house, they are located [in]."

Connecting and collaborating with others and keeping ourselves future facing are the major elements of the eleventh house. It's here that the individual is celebrated by those who love them, as diversity reigns supreme in this area of the birth chart. The eleventh house also influences how you can serve the collective, your alliances, and the ways in which you network. It's through these bonds that we grow and evolve, bringing our dreams to fruition within the expansive stability of friendship and community.

Planets in the eleventh house have a stronger influence

If a planet or two were stationed in the eleventh house at the moment of your birth, these will make for a stronger impact in the areas of friendship and togetherness. If you have Venus in the eleventh house in the sign of Gemini, for example, you'll likely crave a variety of relationships in life and need a near constant influx of fresh ideas, new people, and exciting ventures.

Venus in the eleventh house makes for an individual who can easily shift and fit in wherever they are, leading to much adoration. They're fun to be around and exude love — with a touch of naivety. The eleventh house is ruled by the sign of Aquarius and the planets Saturn and Uranus. This translates to a hint of quirkiness and a dreamy vision for the future. So, if you have prominent planets in the house of friendship, it's likely you're a social butterfly or stand in a place of prominence within your community.

If you're longing for connection, look to your eleventh house

Some seasons of life are more fruitful than others when it comes to finding a sense of belonging and building secure relationships that blossom. If you've recently started a new job, moved to a new city, or are on a different path than most of your peers seem to be, your eleventh house could hold the key to transforming this new stage into a chapter of close community and meaningful connection.

If you have Leo in the eleventh house, for example, and you've found your social life to be underwhelming, it's likely because you're designed to connect with others in the spotlight. Joining a theater group or meeting up with artists at a regular slam poetry open mic night will give you the satisfaction and thrill your heart yearns for. You'll thrive with friends who dream big like you do and encourage you to take major leaps. Our birth charts can remind us that we each require a different type of nourishment to thrive, and we can't compare ourselves to others when it comes to identifying the ways in which we experience relational satisfaction and a sense of true friendship, one that's not one-sided.