Interpreting the Sun is one of the first things most astrologers do when they start reading a horoscope. Its position is important both by sign and by house. In this article, we’ll cover the meaning of the Sun in the fourth house.
The Sun is who you really are. The rest of the chart serves the Sun. It is the core of your personality.
The two most important keywords when it comes to the fourth house are family and home.
So, if your Sun takes place in the fourth house, you are family-oriented and want to have your own warm nest where you are safe and secure.
To fully understand what the Sun in the fourth house means, here’s first a quick reminder about the meaning of the Sun in astrology.
A Short Recap on the Sun in Astrology
Here is the most important associations of the Sun in astrology: your inner personality, the physical body and vitality, health, the male principle, father, bosses, self-confidence, creative self-expression.
The Sun shows the life areas where you really shine. Pay attention to the life-areas of the house where your Sun is located. The activities of this house help you gain a sense of self-confidence and make you feel fulfilled and happy.
The Sun also govern creativity and self-expression. The sign of the Sun shows how you get creative and the house tells which life areas are involved. You can’t neglect the needs of your Sun and live a happy life.
What you need to know about the Sun that it takes time to fully develop. In early age most people identify with their ascendant rather than their Sun sign. However, as you mature, you get a stronger sense of who you are and start to be the real you.
Now, you can see why the Sun is so important in astrology. Let’s learn more about the house in question, aka the fourth house in the natal chart!
The Fourth House in the Natal Chart
If you had to choose two words to describe the fourth house in astrology, they would be family and home.
The fourth house shows your roots, ancestry and one of your parents. Traditionally it has been the mother who is associated with the fourth house and the father with the tenth. Most astrologers consider that it belongs to the less dominant parent. With the Sun here, this parent has been an important influence in your life.
The fourth house is also associated with real estate and land.
The cusp of the fourth house is called the Immum coeli or the bottom of the sky. This point was the lowest at the time and place of your birth. The IC is one of the angles of the chart, thus an important and sensitive component in astrology. The fourth house is an angular house (as its cusp is an angle), which gives an extra boost to any planet that is located here.
This fourth house in the natal chart is the natural house of the sign Cancer. Both are about family and home, and because of this, astrologers consider Cancer to be its sign. The ruling planet of Cancer is the Moon. If your Moon happens to be in the fourth house, too, this placement makes it stronger as it is in its own house.
The Sun in the Fourth House
Now it’s time to put together the keywords of the Sun and the fourth house, and see what happens when the Sun is placed here!
The most obvious interpretation is that home and family are important to you. This doesn’t mean that you necessarily prefer staying at home with your children to building your own career, but family plays a big role in your life. Home and your loved ones are what really matters.
This placement also shows that one of your parents had big influence over you. As the Sun represents the male principle, it was probably the father. The Sun in the fourth house can also mean that the mother had to take over the role of the father. Unless the Sun is afflicted, a person with this placement probably had a carefree and happy childhood.
The Sun is a beneficial planet and the ruler of Leo. It often happens that someone with the Sun in the fourth house comes from money, or at least their parents were well-to-do. This placement can also mean that you are a descendant of influential people or an old and elite family.
When talking about ancestry, we can’t forget that the fourth house is one of the karmic houses in the natal chart. (The water houses are the karmic houses, the other two are the eighth and the twelfth house.) With the
This placement suggests that tradition is important to you. You stick to the customs and you are quite patriotic. You tend to be more conservative. When it comes to preserving the cultural heritage, you are emotionally involved and find it important to pass on to the next generation what you inherited from your ancestors.
The Sun in the Fourth House in Your Adult Life
Besides your past, the fourth house also has a lot to do with the future.
This house shows your old age, the last years you spend on this planet (death is, however, described by the eighth house). With the Sun here, you don’t have much to worry about. Of course, the outcome is always up to you, but this placement hints that you will a have pleasant old age. The Sun represents your health, and with this placement, chances are that you will be a fit old person.
The fourth house doesn’t only show the family you come from, it also shows the family that comes from you. With the Sun here, you have good chances at having a happy family life throughout your whole life (if the Sun is not afflicted or weakened otherwise). You probably love to spend time with your kids and family, and you are willing to make sacrifices for them if necessary.
However, make sure that you are not too bossy. Being too dominant can be a pitfall here. Your family members might be annoyed by too much control and leave you alone in the end.
With the Sun in the fourth house, security is important (both on a physical and an emotional level). You probably enjoy making your environment beautiful and creating a comfortable home or you and your family. People with this placement often like interior design or architecture.
The fourth house is the house of privacy. Having your safe space is essential to relax and escape the world at the end of the day.
Old Age and Real Estate
The fourth house is associated with all real estate and land in astrology. The presence of the Sun in this house is a sign that these areas can be a source of good fortune.
If there are other signs in the chart, you might even make money through investing in real estate or agriculture. In case the eighth house is well-aspected and in contact with the fourth house, you can inherit some property or land.
Professions related to real estate or agriculture can be a good choice for you with the Sun in the fourth house. If your tenth house is connected with the fourth, pursuing a career in these fields might be where you find luck and prosperity.