The Astrology of Lottery Winners

Lottery wins are usually attributed to the 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 11th houses, the planets in these houses, and their rulers. The 2nd house represents wealth and material possessions; the fifth house represents the lottery and gambling; the 8th house represents unearned money and other people’s money; the 11th house rules accumulated wealth and fluctuating money gains. Jupiter in any of these houses can indicate someone who is lucky when it comes to money. 


To determine whether someone will win the lottery, it must be first indicated in the natal chart.

Look at the rulers of your money houses

Having the rulers of the financial houses in other financial houses is very important indicator of wealth

  • I commonly see the rulers of the 2nd, 5th, 8th and 11th houses in the financial houses. Depending on how they are aspected, wealth can be indicated.
  • For example, I was just studying a lotto winner’s chart in which the ruler of the 8th house, Mercury, was located in their 2nd house. Mercury was conjunct the Sun and North node, and received a trine from Jupiter and Pluto.

The ruler the 2nd house in hard aspect to Pluto 

It is very common to see Pluto in conjunction or hard aspect to the ruler of the 2nd house in lottery winner charts. Pluto is the planet of extremes and deep transformation, so when it is in aspect to the ruler of your 2nd house, it can indicate a huge financial change at some point in your life. To figure out when, look at progressions. Often, when the aspect narrows to less than a 0.1 degree orb, the native may see a huge financial change in their life. Of course, Pluto can also bring financial ruin, which is why it is important to look at the whole chart when determining lottery potential.

Planets in the 2nd house

It is not uncommon to see one or several planets in the second house of a lottery winner’s natal chart. If the planets are the rulers of the 5th, 8th, or 11th houses, this is a good indication that you will receive money through speculative activities or through a windfall. How these planets are aspected is extremely important, as well. As said before, a hard aspect from Pluto to a 2nd house planet can indicate a big financial transformation. I also see Jupiter in hard aspect to 2nd house planets, as well.

Jupiter in the money houses

I commonly see Jupiter in the 8th and 11th houses in the charts of lottery winners.

The 8th house represents windfalls and gifts, and Jupiter is the planet of expansion and luck, so this placement is frequently seen in the charts of lottery winners. It is also very common to see in the charts of people who marry wealthy spouses. This placement is even more powerful if Jupiter rules the 2nd, 5th, 8th, or 11th house.

The 11th house represents wealth and big gains, so its placement in the 11th house is very powerful. I generally consider Jupiter in the 11th house to be very lucky when it comes to money in general (as long as the rest of the birth chart agrees).

Jupiter in the 2nd and 5th houses are also good indications of wealth, especially if Jupiter is the ruler of one of the financial houses.

Sagittarius on the cusp of the “money” houses (2nd, 5th, 8th, 11th) can suggest good fortune when it comes to money.

Lucky Jupiter

Jupiter-Uranus connections are also common in the charts of lottery winners. Jupiter represents wealth and abundance, and Uranus represents the unexpected. Taken together, Jupiter-Uranus aspects often indicate unexpected gains (and losses).

Jupiter on the South Node is another indicator of individuals with considerable luck. This aspect indicates that the individual’s good fortune is “ingrained”; thus, they tend to attract significant luck. Daredevil Felix Baumgartner (the man who did a free-fall from the stratosphere and gracefully landed on Earth on his feet) also has this aspect.

Lottery Winners often have a Venus-Jupiter aspect in their natal chart. Venus is the natural ruler of the 2nd house, which represents material possessions. Jupiter is the planet of luck and expansion. As such, Venus-Jupiter aspects can indicate luck in accumulating money. Alternatively, the ruler of the 2nd in aspect to Jupiter can also indicate someone who may win the lottery.

Part of Fortune

Lottery Winners often have a well-aspected Part of Fortune, a calculated point which indicates wealth and prosperity. However, I find that the Part of Fortune is even more relevant in a progressed chart.


Example 1: 

A lottery winner from Massachusetts won in October 1996. This person has Mercury, the ruler of her second house, square Jupiter in the 11th house and Pluto. Pluto is located in her 5th house of “gambling”, opposite her Part of Fortune in the 10th house of public recognition and notoriety. Perhaps this was an indication that she would achieve fame (10th house) for her wealth (Part of Fortune). Her Venus and Jupiter are located in the same sign of Pisces.

The day of her win, transiting Pluto, the planet of transformation, had just entered her 8th house of “unearned” money and shared resources. Pluto was exactly square her natal Jupiter, the ruler of her 8th house is ruled by Jupiter. Jupiter made an exact semi-sextile to her natal Part of Fortune. Transiting Saturn was exactly square her natal Uranus, indicating sudden surprises.

Her Progressed MC (fame, public recognition) was exactly conjunct her natal Jupiter (ruler of her 8th house). Her progressed Moon was exactly square her MC that day. Indeed, her social status improved due to her win, and she achieved fame in the public eye.


Example 2: 

Another lucky winner has Moon in the 2nd house conjunct her Uranus and Jupiter in her 1st house. The Moon rules her 11th house of accumulated wealth and money fluctuations. In addition, Jupiter-Uranus aspects in the natal chart can indicate a lottery winner; Jupiter represents wealth and abundance, while Uranus represents sudden, unexpected events.

Her natal Jupiter and Uranus are conjunct her South Node. This means that luck and surprise are ingrained in her life. Individuals with Jupiter on the South Node, in my opinion, are incredibly lucky. Because surprise and luck are so “normal” for them, their luck tends to be more significant than the luck of others.

The day of her win, transiting Jupiter, the planet of luck and abundance, was conjunct her natal Saturn, the ruler of her 5th house of risk-taking and gambling. In addition, transiting Neptune was square her natal Saturn; Setting off this transit was transiting Sun was opposite her natal Jupiter/Uranus/Moon conjunction. Transiting Mars was exactly conjunct her natal Mars- ruler of her 8th house of “unearned wealth”. Transiting Venus, the planet of material wealth, was square her MC, thrusting her into the spotlight. Transiting North Node was trine her Mars, signifying a nudge towards her destiny, as they relate to fifth house activities. Transiting Uranus was exactly on her Vertex, indicating a sudden, fated event.

Transiting NN was conjunct her progressed Mercury in the 11th house. This, in addition to her other North Node transits and strong Nodal connections in her birth chart, indicates she was being pulled forward towards her 11th house goals.


Example 3: 

Another lucky winner has her natal Jupiter in her 11th house of accumulated wealth and money fluctuations. The ruler of her 11th house, the Sun, is square the ruler of her 5th house, Uranus. Indeed, Uranus on the cusp of the 5th can indicate unexpected gains through risk-taking activities such as gambling. Her natal Uranus is also trine her 11th house Jupiter, the planet of wealth and abundance. Her natal chart also features a Sun-POF opposition.

The day of her win, transiting Sun was conjunct her natal MC and opposite her Part of Fortune. Transiting Saturn was conjunct her natal Jupiter in the 11th house of accumulated wealth.  Transiting Saturn was also trine her natal Uranus, the ruler of her 5th house. Uranus was trine her natal Sun, ruler of her 11th house, indicating sudden surprises and unexpected events related to accumulated wealth.  In addition, transiting Uranus was also conjunct her natal North Node, indicating sudden, unexpected events.

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