The second house, associated with Taurus, represents the arena in
which we define and create material security for ourselves and in
which we assess our self-worth. It suggests clues about what kinds
of experiences we need to gain a sense of constancy and stability.
Here lie the talents that support our survival and the values we live
by which give us a sense of self-esteem and reliability. It is here
that we prove ourselves to ourselves. If we navigate this territory
poorly, we suffer lack of self-esteem and worry about not having enough
to support ourselves. We could get too stuck in materialism or equate
self-worth with possessions. Effective nagivation of the second house
brings a sense of confidence, a sense of security through good management
of our resources, and a set of concrete values to live by.