EYE ON ASTROLOGY: SECRETS OF THE 4TH HOUSE
The 4th house is a generally discussed in terms of home and mother but in the Vedic trilogy of house groupings, it is a Moksha or liberation house and connected to the more difficult 8th and 12th house. In fact it is a more troubling place than most astrologers tend to admit. The 4th house from the moon can be a place that brings deep emotional wounds and physical illness. What are the secrets behind this very important house?
The fourth house is connected to the heart and the heart chakra and is a place where we have to learn to deal with our feelings and emotional wounds. It is a place of liberation because it represents our emotional life and the need to retreat from the world and gain emotion freedom and if there is no emotional happiness, then we are compelled to search for liberation and enlightenment and a need to move out emotional pain. It is one of the most important places in the chart because it is where we seek peace and fulfillment for our heart.
The fourth house shows our emotional strength and our the need and capacity for peace. Outer happiness and success is nothing but a reflection of our level of inner peace. The fourth house reflects the sensitive nature in our heart, where we are easily wounded and which we always protect. It’s where we feel personally vulnerable. It is the realm of innocent feeling.
Our physical home is connected to the 4th house because it represents a sanctuary and resting place where we can be safe and secure and explore our feelings and not be subject to the outer simulations of the world. On the deepest level, the 4th house and our 4th chakra is connected to our higher centers and becomes a place where we can tune into our intuition. We do not want disruptive planets like Mars and Rahu in the 4th house as the create too much desire and agitation to allow peace. We want the moon and Venus here where they create calm and comfort to allow us to start our journey toward liberation.
The 4th house is connected to mother and nurturing and represents the deep safety and comfort of Mother is a home and having emotional safety to start the Cosmic journey toward liberation so that is why it is a Moksha house, and a house that propels us toward deeper bliss and happiness and toward the 8th house where meditation and Samadhi can occur.
The 4th is where we go when we collapse. It also rules family and ancestors and homeland and it is a place of retreat. If we are troubled emotionally, we often have to go to another family member’s house to retreat for our psychic health. But here is where it can have a haunting impact if it brings in troubled family and ancestral karma that blocks our happiness. Hence a complicated 4th house can connect us to the complicated root system of an old tree that connects us to our family lineage and all its problems.
The 4th house is connected to midnight in one’s chart while the 10th house is high noon. It is a dark place sometimes where you find yourself late at night before you got to bed in the unconscious realm of the mind getting ready to fall asleep. Planets in the 4th house and transiting the 4th house can stir up unwanted family memories leading to exhaustion. No wonder we go to bed at this time and pull the bed over our covers.
Planets placed in the 4th house have a creepy unconscious/subconscious quality to them like planets in the 8th house and here deep and dark ancestral patterns and problems want to stir. Talking about 4th house planets and connections is difficult with clients because they represent dark and hidden family fears and secrets often. Saturn here suggests a strict home with lot of rules. Mars may have a lot of anger toward family and if not dealt with a intruder might move beyond your personal boundaries space with a threat of violence. Jupiter does best here creating deep love of family and of course Moon and Venus are most at home and comfortable here. Rahu creates very unsettled emotions and desires that block happiness. Ketu here puts one on the quest for spirituality and the quest for, “why am I not happy?”
Connect the 4th house to the 8th house or the 12th house through association and there are deep karmic insecurities about homeless that can develop. This fear can haunt is all if the 4th house is connected to Saturn or the 12th house. No wonder that the homeless often suffer from depression when the nurturing source of home and mother are not within reach. This is why the 4th house is such a deep house and its secrets require clearing ancestral and family patterns to find peace.
Yes, the 4th house is home and now we know why home is so essential to our happiness and ability to move forth into the world for deeper unfoldment of consciousness and liberation. Home is that sustained mood that allows us to wander, have peace, freedom from worry, freedom from demands. It is a place to turn back to self-nurturing and become King of our castle and dream big so that we are safe to start our quest for Moksha and that is why the 4th house is a house of liberation.
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