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 here however). The fourth is the lowest point of the chart below the horizon. It is an important, foundational and angular house. The 4th house is associated with the starsign of Cancer.
The sign of Cancer is associated with parents and nurturing. The 4th house is definitely the place where you feel the most safe since it is the most private place of the horoscope. It is a zone of sanctuary, where you feel you most belong. This sector rules the homestead and represents the land of your ancestors.
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.”
The Crystals Most Associated With The Fourth house And The sign of cancer
Red Calchite ~ This crystal can be used in emotional healing for those who self harm and have panic attacks. This stone will help you express anger in more appropriate ways. People who are addicted to sex phone lines or online psychics will benefit holding Red Calchite. It will help to ground them and feel safer in their skin. This remedy helps direct love towards oneself, rather than seeking love externally through indiscriminate sex.
Red Calchite will safeguard you energetically, protecting your physical and emotional boundaries. It will calm confusion and restlessness. Keeping this crystal near you will prevent manipulative people from stealing your energies. It will also help prevent you overextending to people who do not appreciate your efforts. Cancer decan 2 energy resonates most with Red Calchite since the decan is ruled by Mars which can turn their unexpressed aggression in on themselves.