Planets in the 4th House – Saturn, Rahu or Ketu

Planets in the 4th House

Saturn, Rahu or Ketu in the 4th House

Saturn in the 4th House


Saturn in the 4th House influences a person to be too serious, miserable or unhappy.

This native’s life will be subject to several major highs and lows.

The life of the native’s mother is filled with hardship, or she may be absent, and she is not able to impart happiness to the native.

The native’s residences are likely to be old or run down, as will their vehicle, if they have one.

There will be a few fixed assets to their name, and they may suffer from broken heartedness or physical heart disease.

A secluded lifestyle, especially in later years is predicted, which ends in a depressing or restrictive close of life.

Some learning difficulty, or educational problem is likely, and a tertiary qualification will probably be hard to attain for this native.

The native’s health in early years will be poor.

Under certain circumstances, for example if either Taurus or Libra is the ascendant, Saturn in the 4th House will bring the native great happiness and many fixed assets, particularly real estate.

Exalted or Own House

When Saturn is in Libra, Capricorn, or Aquarius in the 4th House, the person will benefit substantially, particularly regarding home ownership and plentiful real estate.

A fine education and a tertiary degree is likely.

The person will achieve respect and status through a powerful career.

There will be wealth and property provided by, or inherited from, the person’s mother or ancestors.

The mother may have endured much hardship in her life, but is nevertheless quite strong.

This placement of Saturn is propitious for the person to achieve skill and ability in some form of manual labor, such as carpentry or metal work.

The upbringing will be stable and reliable and the person will be humble, disciplined, and serious.

The person may be deeply spiritual and not much interested in material pleasures.

Debilitated, or Fallen

The worst sign for Saturn is in Aries, which is ruled by Mars.

Saturn in Aries in the 4th House brings the native much unhappiness.

There will be suffering on account of the mother, who will lead a very difficult life, or be absent.

There will not be ownership of substantial fixed assets or a well maintained home.

Educational attainment will be low, and a tertiary level will be difficult to attain.

There will be little or no inheritance from the mother or ancestors.

The native will not achieve respect in their career and may suffer emotionally from a broken heart, or physically from a heart disease.

The native’s car will not be reliable, will break down frequently and be a source of debt.

At the end of life, the native may be miserable and alone.

Rahu in the 4th House


Rahu in the 4th House leads to difficulties with the mother, whose own life itself may be troubled.

The person will experience strong desires of owning land or a home, but this placement of Rahu in the 4th House is detrimental towards the fulfillment of those desires.

There could be difficulties in achieving education, particularly at a tertiary level.

The 4th House is an angular one, which means it gives power to planets.

Because the 4th House also governs the heart and emotional matters, the person is likely to have strong cravings for material possessions, particularly fixed assets.

Due to the insatiable nature of desire generated by Rahu, it is likely that the person’s happiness and contentment will be somewhat disturbed.

Furthermore, the unpredictable and irregular nature of the influence of Rahu and Ketu in an angular House, gives rise to the person’s experience of many major changes throughout their life.

Exalted or Own House

If Rahu is in Gemini or Virgo in the 4th House, it is likely that the person will desire and ultimately succeed in owning special, outstanding, or very fine homes.

The home could be unusual in that it might be a very wealthy one or a place to accommodate orphans or people in need.

Ketu in the 4th House


Ketu, when in the 4th House, brings the native a disturbed relationship with the mother, who may herself be lacking in confidence, weak or sickly.

The native will have an analytic, discriminating nature and be interested in discovering the truth about life.

They will experience difficulty obtaining land and homes, and are likely to dwell in old, dilapidated houses that are infected with bugs, insects or vermin.

The native will likely separate from their parents at an early stage in life, and live far away from their place of birth.

There will be problems with the native’s vehicles, that are difficult to diagnose correctly.

Educationally, the native will notice obstructions or challenges in completing their education or in earning a tertiary qualification.

On the positive side, the spiritual aspect of Ketu in this angular House of enlightenment, gives the native a strong interest in the spiritual life, enlightenment and higher states of consciousness.

Exalted or Own House

If Ketu is in Gemini or Virgo in the 4th House, stationary, direct or in forward motion, the features described above are reversed.

The person is likely to own special houses which are often used for unusual purposes.

They will have a fine education and drive good quality vehicles.

The mother of the person will be of good character, possibly deeply interested in spiritual matters, and exert a beneficial influence.

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