The birth chart is a blueprint of the sky at the moment of your birth. Sounds extraordinary?
Well, it rather is!
Each of the nine planets in Vedic astrology exists within a House (Bhava) in your birth chart (Kundli). Apart from providing invaluable insights about your personality, the placement of the planets illustrates how you are connected and how you coexist with the world around you. Moreover, the 12 Houses in your Kundli are a roadmap of your past, present and future. As the planets in the sky move across these houses, all sorts of events are triggered in your life — both tangible and emotional.
Every house in the horoscope carries a unique meaning and represents a specific area of life.Indeed, the twelve houses are truly what makes astrology so spectacular. How these houses work is fairly complex, but we will make it easy for you to understand what the 4th house in Kundli is all about.
The Fourth House symbolizes the house of home and family. It reveals your relationship with your mother or a maternal figure and your outlook to domestic life.
The planets in this house indicate considerable energy going towards family life. The 4th house corresponds to the feminine and sentimental sign of Cancer, which is ruled by the nurturing Moon. Vedic astrology associates this house with the mother and refers to it as Bandhu Bhava.
This house traces the influence of early family that goes way back in time. Everything that is linked with strong ties to your native place is covered in this house; the 4th house is all about your roots. It is the base of deep Self and creates a sense of where home is. Therefore, this house relates to your ancestors, property, land, cattle and even the vehicles you own.
The 4 th house is also called the astrological womb – it is the home of your earliest nurturing.It is the emotional retreat and comfort given to you by those you consider family. This house guides the way we seek retreat, later in life. Essentially the 4th house marks our journey from the womb to the tomb. Just as this house refers to our roots (where we grow and are nurtured), it also refers to old age or our final resting place. Life is a full cycle, we grow from the earth and return to the same earth upon our death. This house also covers matters of security (both physical and emotional), parenting and real estate.
● Vedic name of 4th House: Bandhu Bhava
● Natural Ruling Planet and Sign: Moon and Cancer
● Body parts associated: Chest, breast and lungs
● Objects associated: House, car, furniture, television and other things associated with comfort and relaxation
● People in 4th House: Mother and other nurturing figures
● Activities in 4th House: These are activities that connect to our emotional state or where we connect with others emotionally -- things such as meditation, cooking,serving food, watching television and therapy.
Sun in 4th House: The presence of Sun in the 4th house brings an emphasis on emotional peace, comforts and the pursuing of activities that make you feel good. You will always be preoccupied with your personal life and nurturing your family. A weak or afflicted Sun may
Moon in 4th House: The placement of the Moon in the 4th house will make you emotionally stable. You will learn to trust your heart and intuition. A sense of security and homely comfort is very important to you. You will have a strong need to nurture others. Ties with
your native place, heritage, family and traditions will be quite strong. It also reveals a strong maternal presence in your childhood.
Jupiter in 4th House: With Jupiter in the 4th house, you inherit its brand of faith and philosophy. A sign of your innate faith and luck can be seen in your domestic life. Your home is blessed with abundance just like the nature of the planet. Jupiter in this house also ensures considerable wealth from inheritance or financial aid from family. You share a cordial bond with your parents.
Venus in 4th House: When Venus, the planet of love resides in the 4th house, one’s domestic life is likely to be blissful. Harmony, love and compassion will prevail among all.You are likely to be artistic and have a strong sense of creativity, which reflects in your love for a peaceful and luxurious home. You are also likely to receive financial gains from your family and domestic affairs.
Mars in 4th House: The position of Mars in this house brings a lot of emotional restlessness as this planet creates rifts in domestic life due to aggression and ego issues. You are likely to detach yourself from your native place. Yet, you will have a strong desire to call some place
your home. This placement also indicates the removal of emotional weaknesses and significant emotional growth.
Mercury in 4th House: When Mercury is in the 4th House, there is much emotional activity.What happens at home affects our thoughts to a great extent. If there is harmony and coordination, you will have a positive mindset. If not, your outlook will be negative.
Saturn in 4th House: Saturn’s placement in the 4th house is indicative of your conservative and traditional ways. You dislike change and seek a stable life. Your family life may witness problems causing you to take up more responsibilities. You will have to take care of your parents or other elderly people. You may have faced deep emotional entanglements in early life. This will trigger feelings of guilt time and again, filling you with the fear of making emotional mistakes. But Saturn’s placement will bless you with a strong capacity for stillness, solitude and meditation.
Rahu in 4th House: Rahu in the 4th house in Kundli means you are strongly rooted in your native culture. You will have a strong desire to own land and property. Topics of property ownership, vehicle, boundaries and education interest you. The ill-effect of Rahu in this
house disrupts traditions related to the native home and settlement. An afflicted Rahu may create situations with no good emotional boundaries.
Ketu in 4th House: Ketu in the 4th house causes detachment and indicates the possibility of moving away from your native home to a foreign land. You may have a lack of domestic happiness and mental peace throughout your life. This placement also endangers your
property and possessions. Under its malefic effect, the health of your mother may suffer whereas your father may suffer financially.