The Fourth House ~ Summer

The fourth house in astrology is associated with the home, family (specifically the father) and property. In horary astrology, the 4th house is known as the ‘end of the matter’ but more specifically if the IC point is positioned there (In whole sign houses it might not be found there). The fourth is the lowest point of the chart below the horizon. It is an important, foundational and angular house.

William Lilly says of the fourth house;

“Giveth judgement of fathers in general and ever of his father that enquires, or that is born; of lands, houses, tenements, inheritances, tillage of the earth, treasures hidden, the determination or end of anything; towns, cities or castles, besieged or not besieged; all ancient dwellings, gardens, fields, pastures, orchards; the quality and nature of the…..grounds one purchaseth, whether vineyards, cornfield…

It ruleth the breast, lungs. Of colours, the red: Its co-significator is Cancer, and of planets the Sun; we call it the Angle of the Earth, or Immum Coeli; it is feminine, and the North Angle: In Nativities or Questions, this fourth house represents fathers, if the Sun be herein placed… shows the father to be of a noble disposition.”

Planets In Fourth House Meaning ~ Transits

Sun ~ Moon ~ Mercury ~ Venus

Sun Transit Fourth House

The Sun transiting the fourth house stresses connecting with your roots. Your home and personal territory become really important and the tendency to look inward while spending time in your home sanctuary is something your soul is crying out for at this time. If you own your home outright then you might want to focus on making it more secure or creating a ‘safe space’ within it, away from noisier family members. It benefits your health to honour ancestral lineage, if your immediate family seem alien to you, maybe you can feel grounded by looking back in time.

You seek refuge in the bosom of the family and may feel like you need to spend time with parents or relatives. If there has been some dysfunction between family members in the past it is vital to spend some time healing those childhood wounds. The root of the injury may stem from a few generations back and it could be that revising the history of that time period can be instrumental in rewiring the brain into a more positive path for growth. This is an excellent time for making peace in domestic situations and repairing trauma.

Moon Transit & Full Moon in Fourth House

The Moon transiting the fourth house is one of the most emotionally draining lunation’s of the year as its position opens up long-buried family skeletons for you. The natural thing to do (as you regress to the mental state of a 3-year-old), is to want to cocoon yourself in bed. There wrap up in the fluffiest duvet you can get hold of for protection for this is Moon/Womb time par excellence. Don’t bother to push yourself out of your comfort zone as you will act out the most crankiest PMT monster to your loved ones ever.

Moon in the fourth house will open up a can of psychological worms for you. Keep away from anyone that presses your infantile buttons and brats in general, as things could turn very ugly, very quickly. Avoid trolling type internet activity also, as again, you will seem to attract comments that echo your parents worst criticisms of you. You won’t be able to deal with anything in an objective matter at all for the next two weeks. If you are lucky enough to have dream parents then go home and let them cook for you. Heaven!!

Mercury Transit Fourth House

If you work from home you will get a lot done with Mercury transiting the fourth house because you will have some trouble unchaining yourself from the desk. If on the other hand, you travel to an office, you might find it hard to drag yourself there. That is unless the work itself concerns selling real estate or entails actual building work. You may find yourself thinking about the structure of your business or ways to spruce up your ‘home’ page. This is a good time to re-decorate your office so that it is more inspiring to work in. Clear out any distracting clutter and do some cleansing rituals. At least give that coffee-stained keyboard a polish!

At work, you feel more like taking on a parental role.This might mean getting out from behind the desk and having to look after the human resources. You could be showing clients around, making them feel at home, and making a lot of coffee. If you are self-employed you will be glad to stay close to home and get deep into your subject of interest. You will be concerned with making sure your business is stable and sprucing up your office space. You may have to invite clients to your home, which prompts you to think about renting office space in order to give a more professional impression.

Venus Transit the Fourth house

Venus in your home sector means that you are less likely to want to go out and socialise this month, so the chances of singletons meeting anyone new are low unless you like postmen. On the other hand, if you are coupled up you will probably feel so loved up that you don’t even want to leave your boudoir of love.. Enjoy this time to do some home cooking, chill in the garden or even some light decorating.

If you are single this is the month to take time making your home comfortable for two, build it and they will come! Make your nest as inviting as possible, and for heaven’s sake tidy-up if your singledom has turned you into a class A slob. Another possibility could be meeting someone when you go back and visit your parents. You could rekindle things with an old flame from your old town because you are both available at the same time.

The crystals associated with June/Cancer used in the forth house illustration are Chrysoprase, Amber, Abalone Shell, Moonstone and Chalcedony.
Artwork used from Unsplash by Hudson Hintze (Honeysuckle), TJ Holowaychuk (Hobbit House) and Natalya Zaritskaya (Beach family)

More Houses

1st House ~ 2nd House ~ 3rd House ~ 4th House ~ 5th House ~ 6th House ~ 7th House ~ 8th House ~ 9th House ~ 10th House ~ 11th House ~ 12th House


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