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House 4 – Family and Foundation

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House 4 – Family and Foundation

Do you know on which land your happiness is planted and how to make it more fertile?

We saw that House 1 and the Ascendant represent the main gate of the palace that is our life: our face, body and destiny.

House 2 is the safe: personal securities and values.

House 3 is the television: communication and learning channels.

House 4 is the Land where our palace is rooted in. It represents the conscious and unconscious foundations of our personality.

A wide and fertile soil may allow for the birth of a beautiful garden, a development of width, i.e., our personal relationships (Houses 1 and 7).

But a more limited soil in the middle of the city may be the foundation of a skyscraper, matching a development of height: our professional fulfilment (House 10).

House 4 is associated with the basic experiences of the family group, usually experienced around the patriarch and property. So, this House is related with the Father and fatherly heritages since ancient times.

It represents the general experience of childhood, but also home, country and the entire cultural matrix that shapes us. This is the reason why it is the house of foundations and founders, creators of dynasties, of organizations and nations.

People with a great connection to History, researchers and psychologists will have a strong House 4, since it is linked to the “Past”.

A person with Jupiter in House 4, for instance, may have a large house, and feel a generous fatherly influence in the support of one’s personal growth.

Saturn in House 4 represents more demanding and difficult family relationships, usually, due to the presence of a strict father.

The Moon in this House may mean the absence of a father in important stages of growth, or maybe, a fragile and poetic father. Moving to a new home may be very frequent.

The presence of Venus will tend to represent a loving relationship with the father, a feel for family and a decorative or domestic art.

With Mercury in this area of life, the thought will be focused on family and there will be a natural ability to manage domestic or patrimonial issues.

Mars placed here will reveal a tendency for a certain discussion in the family or for the family, as well as tension in the relationship with the father and some aggressiveness in childhood.

If by chance you were born close to midnight, approximately between 10:00 p.m. and midnight, depending on the country and time of year, you will have the Sun positioned in House 4.

In that sense, a great purpose of consciousness will deal with the consciousness of family roots and the creation of one’s own emotional palace, a house, a home, a dynasty.

Find your space and adorn it with much joy and light, for one of your goals in life can very well be either the patriarch or the matriarch.

Be a founder of new social projects and support bases, with solid and healthy infrastructures, a creator of nations.

A few personalities with the Sun in House 4 are: Michael Jackson; Bill Gates; among many others.

This House is equally important if there is more than one planet positioned in it. To verify this, and in case you do not have your map yet, please refer to the annex at the end of the Ebook Houses of Happiness (free download here).

House 4 has a natural affinity with Cancer, the fourth sign of the Zodiac.

 Best Regards

João Medeiros


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Professional consultant, trainer and speaker in the field of Astrology; researcher and author; economist (Nova University Lisbon); CEO of CEIA - Centre for Education and Innovation in Astrology

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