The fourth house is where you put down roots. From your current home and family to your historic ancestry and your genealogical history, this house identifies the foundations upon which your life is built. The sign on the cusp of the fourth house reflects your overall sense of home and belonging.
We look to the fourth house to see what kind of domestic environment you have or would like – from where you’d like to live to your interior decorating style, everything domestic has a signature somewhere in the fourth house. It also tells us about your approach to family life and your ethos as a parent. If you’re a strict disciplinarian, this house will help us understand why; if you’re a free-range parent, it will explain that too.
The fourth house also reflects your childhood relationship with whichever parent you were closest to. Difficulties growing up are evident here and so is the joy and stability which comes from a happy childhood.
Because of its connection with your ancestors and your history, the fourth house also expresses your attitude towards tradition and your approach towards “doing what has always been done”. If you’re the type who finds it hard to move on from the past, the fourth house will tell us so. It will also show us how well – or not – you learn from experience.
Transits involving the fourth house typically suggest changes at home and within the family; any planets which were here at birth will help us to analyze your reaction to such changes.