The Fourth Solar House
The Fourth Solar House
The 4th house is the arena of home and family.
You are likely to be motivated by personal, domestic and family concerns. You may find that your family life matters more to you than your professional world, and find yourself making choices that prioritise home. You may also be fascinated by heritage and history. You are challenged to understand the past and your place in relation to it, whilst also staying open to interaction with the present day. In time, you learn to offer others empathy and support based on your own solid emotional foundations and appreciation for the ties that bind, be that with your family or origin, or those you choose to call nearest and dearest now.
The Fourth House pertains to ancestral heritage, home, family and the past. This area of the chart, for better or for worse, describes the kinds of experiences you encounter through family of origin. The Fourth House is also concerned with the deepest stratum of being, with those hidden, rooted or unconscious aspects of psyche that shape identity. In this way, it is connected to DNA codes and genetic dispositions. Qualities passed along “the family tree” are usually described here, especially at a psychological level. If you are born with the Sun in the Fourth House, then you need to understand how your individuality is shaped by your home and family life.
Your sense of identity comes from the quality of your home environment. Family matters take precedence. Coming to terms with what this entails can be a lifelong process. Self-awareness comes through meeting your responsibilities and attending to emotional needs. You may enjoy spending time at home, “feathering the nest”. Or you may love to reminisce, taking on the role of story-teller, to remind others of the past. You may be more concerned with family and domestic matters than you are with achievement or career. Or you may be deeply interested in history, heritage and genealogy. While other factors in your chart could mitigate all of this, if you are born with the Sun in the Fourth House then you are likely to be a private and sensitive individual; driven more by emotional values than you are by “worldly outcomes”.
Born with the Sun in the Fourth House, your mission is to assimilate the past and grow from it. You understand the importance of roots – which are your cultural, emotional, physiological and spiritual heritage. When you nurture others and help them meet their needs you also find inner satisfaction. Your gift is the ability to create a warm home life, and so foundation for yourself, anchored in the traditions from which you have come. By establishing a safe space called home, you teach others the benefit of family and how true interdependence is the basis for lifelong success.