If you have your natal Mars in the fourth house and want to learn more about what this placement means in your natal chart, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, you can learn how to interpret this position of Mars in the birth chart.
This placement suggests that your relationship with one of your parent wasn’t smooth. They were often aggressive, and the atmosphere of your home was stressful.
Mars in the fourth house people often move out at a young age, looking for a safe and more nurturing space, but if they don’t resolve the harmful patterns they bring from childhood, there is a possibility of replicating it.
Keep reading to learn more about what Mars in the fourth house means!
What Does Mars Mean in Astrology?
Mars got its name after the god of war in the Roman mythology. Mars represents the urge to fight and actively pursue your goals. When it gets out of control, Mars means aggression and bloodthirsty fight, but when used properly, Mars helps you to get what you want.
Some of the keywords associated with Mars in astrology:
- physical strength
- libido and sex
Mars is the ruling planet of Aries. This zodiac sign shares similar traits with Mars.
If you want to learn more about the planet Mars in astrology, click here.
The Fourth House in the Natal Chart
In the natal chart, the fourth house is associated with the zodiac sign Cancer and Cancer’s planetary ruler, the Moon. The fourth house and Cancer are both related to home, family, and your private life.
Some life areas associated with this house are the home where you grew up, one of your parents, usually the mother or the more nurturing parent, the home and family you create as an adult. The fourth house also shows your roots and your ancestry. Besides the beginning of life, your last years and old age are also associated with the fourth house in the natal chart.
People who have many planets in the fourth house are usually family-oriented rather than pursuing worldly success.
The cusp of this house is the IC or Immum coeli, Latin for bottom of the sky. The IC is one of the angles of the natal chart, therefore the fourth house is an angular house. Angular houses are important because planets placed here become more powerful.
If you want to learn more about the fourth house in the natal chart, click here.
Natal Mars in the Fourth House
Mars brings a lot of energy and fire to the house where it is placed in the birth chart! A fire can break out at any time. Where you find this planet, you can expect adversities and challenges.
The fourth house is the house of home and family. If you have your natal Mars here, your house is not a peaceful place. This placement suggests that there were often quarrels in your childhood home or in some cases, even violence. Being at home was often a painful experience. You couldn’t display emotions safely, even though you were a sensitive child.
If you have your Mars in the fourth house, one of your parents was probably very dominant. You perceived this parent from time to time as threatening and aggressive, someone who endangered your integrity. Their figure stayed with you for a long time. If you don’t work on replacing these patterns, you might become like this parent or choose a partner who is like them.
People who have their natal Mars in the fourth house usually don’t like the place where they grew up. As adults, they often move to a different city or country where they can be who they really are.
It is possible that there were some tragedies happening in your family before you were born.
Growing Up and Mars in the Fourth House
You don’t get along well with your parents.
Mars in the fourth house emphasizes the importance of independence. You strive to become independent from your family and culture. You work on building up your own personality and value system, replacing what you absorbed as a child. If you have your Mars in the fourth house, you want to make decisions on your own and you rarely let others interfere with your life. There is a strive for freedom with this placement. However, sometimes you don’t hear out some useful advice either!
When you grow up, there are often quarrels in your own family, too. If you didn’t work on embracing your childhood challenges, these patterns follow you as an adult. You are often afraid expressing your emotions in a genuine way even when you grow up and raise your own family.
Mars in the fourth house people don’t like compromises. This can make your family life challenging. Your partner wants to participate in decision making, too, and they feel left out if you do everything on your own.
Did you know that many people who have this placement like to build? It’s interesting that a lot of people with this placement build their own house or get involved with real estate.
In astrology, the fourth rules your homeland besides your own home. People who have Mars in the fourth house are in some cases very patriotic, willing to fight for their country.
Mars and Dangers
When talking about Mars, you can’t neglect its dangerous side. This planet is fiery and ready to explode at any moment. The house of Mars in your natal chart tells where you can expect to face to danger.
If you have your Mars in the fourth house, your home and family can be a source of adversities. There is violence in the family in some cases, and it’s the best to leave your home when you can.
But Mars in the fourth house suggests some other kinds of danger, too.
Depending on its sign, Mars can strike your home. If it is in a water sign (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces), you can have problems related to water in some form, for example, flood. If Mars is in a fire sign (Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius), be careful around fire because this position of Mars can literally set your house on fire!
Of course, these bad things don’t happen to everyone who has this placement, but better be safe than sorry.