If you have your natal Neptune in the fourth house, this article is for you. Planets in the fourth house talk about your family life, home, your roots and ancestry.
This house helps us get a glimpse into the childhood of a person.
Neptune in fourth house people often come from an unstable home. This placement of Neptune suggests that something was missing from their childhood. This might be for example a parent, support, emotional safety.
If Neptune receives hard aspects in the chart, you don’t really feel at home in the world. This can cause a lot of suffering for Neptune in fourth house people until they learn that they can create their own happiness.
Neptune here is in an angular house, where planets are stronger, especially if they are close to the cusp of the fourth house (the IC―one of the angles of birth chart). This placement suggests that you have a soft and sensitive side that you hide from the world and you express it only in your home, in the company of your family and closest friends.
However, Neptune in the fourth house can be a challenging placement regarding your childhood and home life, as you will see in a minute. Outer planets are often hard to integrate in a constructive way.
Keep reading to learn more about this placement of Neptune in the natal chart!
Natal Neptune in Fourth House
In the birth chart, the fourth house shows your past, the past related to your family, upbringing, ancestry. As a water house (the natural house of Cancer), the fourth house is a karmic house―these include the 4th, the 8th, and the 12th house in the chart wheel.
Neptune is the planet of oblivion in astrology. Neptune in fourth house people often don’t remember their childhood well. They have these early memories buried in their subconscious and they are often hard to access. With challenging aspects, these memories can lead to problems in their adult lives.
Neptune in fourth house in the natal chart can indicate an unclear background or some secret in the family. Some people with this position of Neptune grew up in a foster home or they were adopted when children.
Some Neptune in fourth house people lost their family as children, and have no clear memories of their roots. This planet here indicates a foggy family history, what can make you feel that you don’t really belong anywhere. Some Neptune in fourth house people suffer with anxiety and they feel insecure in the world. Psychotherapy can shed light on the mysteries of Neptune in the fourth house and its effect on you.
In some cases, a natal Neptune in fourth house can suggests a religious background. Some people with this placement grew up in a religious home, they parents might had been people of religion or involved with the local religious community. The aspects of Neptune are important here to see how this influenced the person.
What Makes You Feel Safe and Neptune in the Fourth House
The fourth house is the house of home and family in astrology. It is traditionally connected with the zodiac sign Cancer and the Moon.
Planets in the fourth house in your natal chart reveal what makes you feel nourished and loved. This house shows what makes you feel safe. It describes your nurturing style and when you feel taken care of (along with the Moon, of course).
Creating harmony in their home is very important for Neptune in fourth house people. Neptune is the planet of unconditional love, service, spirituality. If you learn how to integrate this planet, all these things can be a part of your home life.
Most Neptune in fourth house people want to create a home that is supportive, warm, if you have children, you want to be gentle and soft parent.
However, sometimes you can get lost and feel confused about how you should raise your family.
Some people with this placement want to create the ideal family life they didn’t get to experience as kids.
However, Neptune has a darker side, too, in astrology that can manifest, especially with challenging aspects. You are prone to victimizing yourself and feeling like a martyr. Even though self-sacrifice comes to you naturally to some extent, it is important to take care of yourself, too.
It is important to learn how to communicate assertively. If you let others know what your needs are, they have a higher chance of being met.
A natal Neptune in fourth house also suggests that you enjoy home decor. Neptune is the higher octave of Venus, the planet of refined aesthetic skills. Neptune in fourth house people enjoy creating the home of their dreams, and they do so with a good taste.
Neptune in Fourth House and Parents
In the natal chart, the house of Neptune shows where you are prone to idealization and where you can have illusions.
Neptune in the house of home and family can indicate in some cases that you come from a dysfunctional family.
The fourth house in the chart wheel shows one of your parents. Opinions are mixed on which parent belongs to fourth and which to the tenth house. Traditionally, the fourth house was connected with the mother.
Neptune here suggests that this parent was sensitive, emotional, genuine, but didn’t have boundaries and couldn’t really tolerate the harsh reality of the world.
Planets in the fourth house can indicate a strong bond with your parents, You re very attached o them, what can make growing up hard for you. It is very important here if your planets here receive harmonious or challenging aspects from the rest of the chart.
Neptune in fourth house people tend to see their parents in a better light than they really were. As an adult, you remember your parent with perhaps false nostalgia, and you sometimes continue to see them as the god we perceive them as children. As we grow up, we learn to see our parents as human beings, with strengths and weaknesses. Neptune in fourth house people sometimes get stuck in this process.
Another way how a natal Neptune in fourth house can play out is a missing parent.
Maybe one of your parents (the one represented by the fourth house) was not available for some reason. In some cases, they abandoned the family, while sometimes they spent a lot of time away, and you perceived that they left you. They could be missing literally or to you, emotionally.
Neptune in the fourth house can also suggest a parent who is addicted to drugs, an alcoholic, or has some other addictions. This is hard both because they were not there for you when growing up and because they couldn’t teach you healthy coping mechanisms. Hard aspects to Neptune in the birth chart can indicate that the person is prone to addictions or escapism.
Meaning of Neptune in Astrology
Neptune is a transcendental planet. It is not easy to understand, and it is even harder to integrate well if it receives challenging aspects in your natal chart.
Neptune is the ruling planet of Pisces, and it is in accidental dignity in the twelfth house. In astrology, Neptune rules all things mystical and spiritual.
A prominent Neptune in the natal chart suggests that you are soft, sensitive, emotional, and have a strong intuition.
Some of the things Neptune rules in astrology:
- the ocean and the sea
- fish, boats, all things related to water
- liquids, petrol, alcohol
- sleeping and dreams
- acting, music, art
- selfless service
- unconditional love
When talking about Neptune, it is important to mention that it is a generational planet (generational planets include Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto). They spend several years in each zodiac sign―Neptune spends approximately 14 years―and because of this, large groups of people share the same Neptune sign. On a personal level, the placement of Neptune is more important by houses than by signs.
Make sure to read this article about Neptune in astrology to understand this planet better.
The Fourth House in the Natal Chart
The fourth house is the house of Cancer in the natural chart, ruled by the Moon. The Moon is all about nurturing and safety. These are key themes of the fourth house in the chart wheel.
In astrology, the fourth house is the house of your home and family. It shows both the family you come from and the family you raise as an adult. It shows if you come from an emotionally stable and supportive family or if there were conflicts or if you felt lonely at home.
Life areas governed by the fourth house in astrology:
- one of your parents
- real estate
- old age
The cusp of the fourth house, the IC corresponds to the bottom of the sky, s seen from the place of your birth, at the time of your birth. This house lays the foundation of the natal chart. You build your adult life and character on the fourth house. If you feel that something is wrong, sorting out the issues of the fourth house is always a great idea.
Besides the beginning of your life, the fourth house also shows your last years. It is the house of endings in astrology, too.
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