4th House

The 12 Houses of Astrology

The 4th House

House of Happiness, Home, Comforts and Luxuries


The 4th house occupies the space between the point 90 degrees above the horizon and the point 120 degrees above the horizon, at the moment of our birth, looking East.

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The 4th house corresponds to a water sign.

It is therefore a house that deals with self realization, final liberation or enlightenment.


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Mother, the physical and emotional heart, passions,the motions, happiness, vehicles, cars, boats, planes, private affairs, farms, real estate comma buildings, land, fixed assets, ancestral estates, comforts, luxuries, academic degrees, graves, funerals, the end of life.

The most notable significations of the 4th house are the home, mother, the heart, and vehicles.

Within this purview, it also governs happiness.

Therefore we should consider that any planet occupying the 4th house gives us information about the passions embedded in the heart of the person we are studying.

If Saturn is ruling the 4th house, in other words if the backdrop of the 4th house is either Capricorn or Aquarius, then we could expect there will be a passion for business.

However if Libra, which is ruled by Venus, is the underlying sign in this house, there is likely to be a love of art and or the healing sciences.

This interest might not necessarily lead to a career choice in the above fields, however it will be a strong part of a person’s psychological makeup, and will exert an attraction throughout the person’s life.

The 4th house also deals with the extent of their education, and so even if the 2nd house, another indicator of educational status, is weak, one could still earn a degree if the 4th house is well aspected or otherwise strengthened.

The indicators of the 4th house are Mercury and the Moon.


Location of the 4th House Ruler

Ruler of the 4th House Located in the 1st House

This person will own many fixed assets, including homes and vehicles, such as cars, boats and planes, will obtain a substantial degree of education, will enjoy many comforts in life, much happiness, have a close relationship with their mother, be raised by the mother with care and affection, could inherit property, wealth from the mother,and be well respected and healthy.

Ruler of the 4th House Located in the 2nd House

The person is able to earn money through investments in land or other real estate, is good at managing finances, has a happy family life, supports other family members, achieves a good education, shows a passion for money, and gains wealth from their mother or maternal relations.

Ruler of the 4th House Located in the 3rd House

This person suffers due to the behaviour of siblings, receives little happiness from their mother.

Land and other wealth is only obtained by their own efforts.

This position of the 4th house ruler does not favor ownership of fixed assets or other 4th house matters, as the 3rd house is the 12th house away from the 4th..

Ruler of the 4th House Located in the 4th House

In this case whichever planet rules the 4th house is in its own house which is very favorable.

There will be talent and a passionate interest for the indications of of that planet.

The person will be learned, obtain a good tertiary degree, will enjoy find cars and conveyancers, will receive happiness from their mother.

The mother will be long lived.

The person will experience much happiness, many comforts, will own land, become wealthy.

There is a possibility of discovering hidden treasure.

Interactions with other people will be successful, with no loose ends, hard feelings or unresolved differences at the close of a transaction.

The last phase of the person’s life will be peaceful and happy.

The Lord of a liberation house situated in a liberation house is good for spiritual life and enlightenment.

Ruler of the 4th House Located in the 5th House

This native will own homes, land, and vehicles.

They will have a fine intellect, good education, many of life’s comforts, and the mother will be powerful or wealthy.

She will convey benefits to the native.

The mother will be of outstanding moral character, or religious.

The native will enjoy property inherited from or provided by ancestors..

There will be happiness and gains from one of the children, who will be successful in their own right.

There will be gains from the government.

Ruler of the 4th House Located in the 6th House

This placement of the Lord of the 4th house leads to a difficult relationship with the mother, difficulty and obtaining one’s own home or land, problems with vehicles, little ownership of real estate, not much education, or a disjointed education, discordant or stressful closures of transactions or relationships.

The person’s mother could suffer from poor health, and she may be involved with medical matters.

The maternal uncle could be prominent.

Despite the unfortunate effects described above, the person will still enjoy a good job and overall good health.

Ruler of the 4th House Located in the 7th House

This person will have a powerful mother, will own land, farms, fine homes, good comforts and vehicles.

The person will feel passionately positive towards their spouse.

They will enjoy much marital happiness.

The spouse will be powerful.

The person will enjoy much happiness and good fortune as a result of their marriage.

Ruler of the 4th House Located in the 8th House

Another unfortunate position for the placement of the 4th house Lord.

This native will own few fixed assets, no home or land.

There will be a few luxuries in the person’s life, car problems, little happiness from the mother, who will probably experience a hard life or may die early.

Relationship with the mother is strained.

The native is unlikely to obtain a tertiary degree.

There are likely to be breaks or gaps in the native’s education.

The last phase of life will be difficult, and endings in general will be unhappy.

There is not likely to be an inheritance from the mother.

It’s likely that the person is interested in occult sciences because the Lord of the 4th house which is a liberation house in another liberation house is auspicious for enlightenment, self realization and spiritual matters.

Ruler of the 4th House Located in the 9th House

This person’s mother bestows happiness and benefits on the person.

The mother is quite religious, and of fine character.

The father is powerful and also bestows benefits on the person.

The person gains knowledge from a Guru, personal coach or other inspiring person.

The person is passionately interested in religion and philosophy. earns a high level of tertiary education, becomes learned.

Happy, fortunate with many comforts in their life, and owns one or more homes and land.

Ruler of the 4th House Located in the 10th House

This is a powerful position for the Lord of the 4th house.

It indicates the person will have a strong and successful career.

The person may gain political power, is likely to be well respected by powerful people, could be a leader, or ruler and may achieve fame.

Ruler of the 4th House Located in the 11th House

This native gains benefits and wealth from mother, gains profit with real estate transactions, enjoys many creature comforts, and is happy and fortunate.

Ruler of the 4th House Located in the 12th House

No ownership of homes or land, few if any fixed assets, poor, problems with vehicles, unlikely to earn a tertiary degree, disjointed education, few luxuries,.

A strained relationship with the mother, who will lead a difficult life or die early.

This placement of the 4th house Lord indicates unhappy endings, a difficult final phase of life, and little chance of an inheritance on the maternal side.

 Residence in foreign countries is indicated.

This placement is good for spiritual development, and the ancient texts hint that the person’s afterlife will be happy.

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