Some thoughts about the fourth house

Time flies – and so do we! 😉 ..sort of, actually we’re right in the middle of a move. Last couple of weeks has been nothing but packing boxes and looking at color samples. It’s been a while since my last post. But in the spirit of moving, I thought I’d share some thoughts about it from an astrological point of view.

The fourth house signifies real estate and your home. A move, or change of home, is kind of a disruption of the fourth house, a separation from the place that is now serving as your home – your safe space and place of comfort and rest – to a new location that is not yet ‘home’ to you, you haven’t put down any roots yet, you’re not emotionally connected or feel at home there yet. Anyway, I used to look at ‘good’ or ‘bad’ indications for moving, but maybe that’s all backwards in more than the obvious way (planets aren’t ‘good’ and ‘bad’ the way I used to think) but also – what if you consider moving as a disruptive event and therefore should look to the planets that would in fact create the most disruptive energy needed to make that change? Which planets would support such a changeful event, where you cut ties with the place you’re currently most secure? (Hopefully – let’s assume here that we feel comfortable where we live). In this case I think of Mars (the ruler of real estate) and Saturn (surrender and commitment, what about creating long lasting ties with your new home?). Also, you could look at what’s happening in the third house, as it’s the twelfth from the fourth house of home, and the twelfth from any house means loss from that house – and isn’t a move sort of a loss of your home, or at least the end of living in your current house?

However, before looking at what’s going with transits through the houses, be sure to check which dasha (planetary time period) is running. If, for ex Jupiter rules your fourth house, check when the next Jupiter dasha or sub-dasha is coming up. You could also look at Moon – rules the fourth house – and Mars – the ruler of real estate – for information. When these dashas show up the things ruled by these planets gets activated. Another thing to look for is any planets in the fourth house, because they also get activated when their dasha runs. Let’s say Venus is in the fourth house, when a Venus-dasha runs then Venus becomes activated and by association the fourth house as well.

So, to summarize, the indications I look for when moving are:

  1. Dasha or sub-dasha for fourth house ruler
  2. Dasha or sub-dasha for Moon or Mars
  3. Dasha or sub-dasha for planets occupying the fourth house
  4. Transits in the fourth house
  5. Transits of the fourth house ruler
  6. If there’s something happening in the third house (12th from 4th, loss of home?)

I hope you’ve had a great start of the year,

RoseAnna