One of the most mind blowing discoveries I made in my deep dive of the houses, was that spirit guides/companions can be indicated by the ruler of the 11th house.
This explained something recurring in my chart and my own life: wild birds have always sought me out. In my chart this is again alluded to because I have conjunctions with the 3 birds found in the sacred triangle of navigation configured around the Milk Way: Vega, Altair, and Deneb Adige. (Pictured is a swan that would follow me around the estuary of Rozat, Croatia.)
This is just one of many examples of the directly spiritual significance of the houses I have found in the last 4 years of research!
The 12 house system we utilize today has its heritage in the necromantic mystery schools of the Egyptians, seeing the life of their Sun God challenged each night through 12 sectors (hours) of the Underworld, a complete initiation cycle so that he could be reborn the next morning.
As Demetra George relays:
"Each sector separated by a gate, given a name, guarded by a deity, and contains unique experiences of good and bad events, allies and enemies." -Demetra George, Ancient Astrology Volume 1
In this way, you can think of your own chart as a map to the mystery initiation of your life, each house with their own gifts, trials, and hidden helpers. When we're aware of this special journey that is initiated by both our Solar returns, annual and monthly profections, and monthly Lunations... We can navigate our very magical lives with greater confidence and decision-making abilities.
[This is an excerpt from The Path Chooses You: The Spiritual Magic of the Natal Chart House-by-House Workshop. The recording will be available to purchase and stream, soon!]