The 4th House of Heritage

The 4th House is traditionally ruled by Cancer and the Moon, making it an angular House. This House presides over heritage, roots, family, childhood home, adulthood home, parenthood, the mother, and ancestors. The 4th House rules both over the family one is born into and the family one creates. It can reflect past, present, and future generations of ancestry as well.

The angular aspect of the 4th House is personal. This is the House that presides over heritage both at its core and in motion. The 4th House is telling of what is born into, what one experiences in childhood, and then how that can reflect in the home and family one creates in adulthood. This House is multi-dimensional, as it reflects the lineage of one’s ancestry throughout the course of time. It can date as far back as familial wounds, traumas, and history. It can also allude to the future of one’s family, particularly the next generation to be created. In particular, this House rules over parental bonds, especially the one with the mother figure, and the childhood home one grew up in. It can also allude to how one was nurtured by their parents as a child. What is telling of the past can then reflect in the future.

Depending on aspects and planetary influences, the 4th House can present a vast emotional abyss. It can be telling of a pleasant home life where both parents are in good aspects. It can also represent a tumultuous home life, maybe with absent parents or unfulfilling home dynamics. Regardless, this House’s angular aspect is deeply personal, as it represents an emotional core and bond with roots. Because of this, it can also represent the future home and family one will eventually go one to have.

The 4th House can foretell the type of parent one would like to become later in life. It represents how one nurtures their own future home and family. This House can also prelude the home one will eventually aspire to create. This can include physical, emotional, and mental attributes of one’s home. All in all, the 4th House represents the familial relationships one has, and the attitude one has in regard to creating their family.

Signs in the 4th House

Aries in the 4th House

Aries has quite an independent energy. When it comes to childhood family and home, Aries is likely to be the child who didn’t necessarily need parental guidance. In fact, Aries was likely to challenge parental authority as a child. Aries would be the child to resist help from parents, but also be the first one to need it. This Zodiac placement is one where the parents would have to wait for their child to come to them for guidance. Aries is the one who needs space to roam, explore, and learn. If necessary, Aries will return for help or advice. But it’s imperative to give Aries the ability to go out on a limb first. After all, the parents will quickly find that Aries is not one to be corralled. If anything, it’s in their best interest to let Aries learn the hard way. Depending on certain planetary aspects, the childhood home could have been combustible. This placement can allude to deep seeded anger and abuse issues. It can also allude to emotional reactivity in the home life, particularly between parent and child. If appraised poorly or aspected negatively, this is a placement that can result in emotional immaturity and reactivity. This can be a result of not letting Aries develop healthy emotional regulation to the point of self-actualization. However, if appraised and aspected positively, this placement can produce a confident, self-assured child who can go on to having healthy emotional regulation in adulthood. The home in childhood and adulthood may be loud, reactive, fiery, and brash. This placement may thrive in a chaotic environment, whether it’s inflicted or self-produced. As an adult, Aries will likely give their child the freedom to be independent. Aries may be the parent who parents at a distance, only assisting their child as needed. It’s likely Aries will be active in the child’s life, more like a personal coach than a classic nurturer. Aries is the parent to encourage confidence, bravery, and courage. In time, Aries may be more like a friend than a parental figure as their own child grows up. However, keep in mind that Aries may also be the parent to brutally beat down their child. This can be in the form of reacting out of anger to the child, being verbally abrasive, and even physically abusive. Aries may be the parent who reacts in a destructive manner, which can deteriorate their own relationship with their family. Aries in the 4th can be an extreme placement, so it’s advisable to keep an eye on someone who has this natal placement and any potential planetary influences, such as Mars, Saturn, and/or Pluto.

Taurus in the 4th House

Taurus has a devoted energy. As a child, Taurus was likely to be the sweet, sensible helper in the home and family. Taurus was the child the parents could count on as an extra set of hands. This can refer to helping out with household chores to taking care of siblings. Taurus in the 4th indicates a strong, loyal upbringing in the home and family. It’s likely the childhood family was a number one priority! This creates a strong backbone for the family dynamic growing up. In turn, loyalty and devotion was key. If this is the case, it’s likely Taurus may prioritize the childhood home and family even in adulthood. In extreme cases, this prioritization comes before prioritizing their own self-made home and family as adults. Taurus in the 4th can indicate a sturdy, traditional upbringing as well. This may include adhering to family values, a strong moral code or compass, or even being raised in a socially traditional setting. This may allude to a strict upbringing as well. the childhood home was likely to be a non-reactive, safe space. It’s likely that Taurus’s parents would ensure a sense of material comfort as well. When the time comes, Taurus will eventually go on to create their own adulthood home and family. The ideal home would have all the comforts of life. The home itself would be sturdy and dependable. Ideally, Taurus wouldn’t have to worry about chaos or fluctuations with the home. In fact, Taurus is likely to be a home-owner at a young age, or even rent with the same property managers for years in order to avoid unexpected home life disruptions. As Taurus goes on to create their own family, there would be a need for order. This would include having the idea, perfect partner to have a family with. There may be elements of tradition, such as being married before having babies or waiting X amount of years to do everything in a timely manner. Once married, settled, and ready, Taurus is a loving, devoted parent. There may be times where Taurus is emotionally distant or closed off from their children. However, Taurus will make up for this through spoiling their children with gifts and attention. The biggest issue will be if Taurus has to choose their self-made family over the childhood family. So, this looks like prioritizing their children over their parents. This would be difficult, as Taurus may feel called to repay a karmic debt or duty to their parents. However, Taurus will find a way to balance out both aspects of family, as the family and home is extremely important to Taurus. All in all, this is typically a warm placement.

Gemini in the 4th House

Gemini has an inconsistent energy. The childhood home and family may have been divided, or two-faced. It’s likely there was a ton of change, some avoidable and some, not so much. Gemini may have struggled with the inconsistency in childhood. This can refer to changing schools/neighborhoods fairly often, moving a lot, or inconsistent family dynamics. Gemini may have also struggled with having unstable or inconsistent parental figures. The parental figures may have gone through periods of absenteeism. This can allude to physical, emotional, and/or mental absenteeism. Gemini’s relationships with parents may have also been rocky. Communication may have been desired but executed poorly. There could have been a definitive lack of communication, honest conversation, or over, inappropriate transparency. If there were familial disagreements or drama, there always seemed to be two distinct sides to the story. The truth may even remain unknown or unacknowledged to this day. After all, this placement can infer dishonesty. In particular, there may be issues with the same sex parent. Gemini may struggle with identifying or connecting to the same sex parent (i.e. son cannot connect with father, or daughter with the mother). This may be a result of stark differences, or even unavoidable mirroring. Either the child-parent cannot connect because they can’t find the middle ground, or the apple truly didn’t fall far from the tree. In some cases, Gemini’s presence in the 4th can even refer to having two parents of the same sex, or two families. The two families can be a result of cheating, and/or divorce. This can be applied in both childhood and adulthood. As an adult, Gemini may have difficulty nailing down a home base. There may be a lack of desire to commit to a town, city, or even housing unit. Gemini may love short-term travel, opting to rent all over a city as opposed to buying a condo in the same city. Gemini’s true home base may be more of a mental place than anything else. Gemini’s position as a parental figure is likely to be flighty in nature. As a parent, Gemini is more likely to encourage studying, learning, and communicating more so than anything else. In effort to not repeat the wrongs of the past, Gemini is the parent who either over- or under-communicates. Regardless, communication with their own child is on a need-to-know-basis. It will always be quick, open, and more factual than emotional. Gemini will have to learn to communicate with their child from a place of compassion, especially when it comes to emotional appraisal. In return, Gemini expects open communication from their child. If this isn’t appraised correctly, there will be a repetition of inconsistent emotional appraisal in childhood and adulthood.

Cancer in the 4th House

Cancer has a motherly energy, and is in its traditional House. In childhood, Cancer was a nurturer from the start. This is the child who is a natural caregiver. Caregiving can range from toys to pets to siblings to parents. Cancer is the one who rises to the occasion to practice motherly/parental skills. When it comes to the childhood home, it was likely an emotional household. This can be both positive and negative. The positive attribute is being nurtured in childhood, which gives Cancer the room to develop their own emotional responses and needs. In a positive setting, emotions were brought to the table to be discussed and appraised correctly. Cancer may have felt totally taken care of as a child. In a negative manner, this can lead to Cancer appraising everyone else’s emotions. Cancer may have taken on emotional burdens far beyond their years, even in childhood. Cancer could also deal with being in a caregiver role to their own parents, which creates an imbalanced child-parent relationship. This placement can also indicate inheriting emotional baggage, trauma, and more. So, Cancer in the 4th can more directly point to emotional baggage that travels through generations. It can also allude to repeating patterns throughout the generations. Either way, there is a heavy emphasis on family life and ties. The emphasis may later drive Cancer to learn more about their heritage, especially through female figures in the family or in particular, learning more about the various mothers in the family. As Cancer grows up, there is a desire to uncover more about roots. This can lead to ancestry work, whether that be through genealogy or through spiritual providers. In adulthood, Cancer is the one who is most likely to return home. This means returning to the place where Cancer’s parents live repeatedly throughout the year, living in the same town Cancer grew up in, and even going so far to live close to their parents. In fact, if the 4th House in Cancer is a strong position, this may indicate being a “townie”, or even having a difficult time moving out of the parent’s household as an adult. Cancer’s ideal home in adulthood is cozy. This home would be filled with knick-knacks, and items that hold sentimental value. It’s likely the home would be covered in family photos, or have heirlooms on display. Cancer may even keep a few boxes in storage filled with childhood items. As a parent, Cancer is extremely nurturing. Those with strong 4th Houses in Cancer often feel called to parenthood, usually daydreaming about pregnancy and raising the perfect family. Cancer would be a kind, compassionate parental figure who would take time to build a deep, emotional bond with their kids. The emotional state of Cancer’s family will undoubtedly come first.

Leo in the 4th House

Leo has a prideful energy. In childhood, Leo is the one who will brag about their family. This is the placement that proudly brandishes familial accomplishments, even if the accomplishment belonged to their great-great-great-grandpa. Leo will always find an aspect about their childhood family and home to showcase. The childhood home would hopefully be one of positivity. If aspected correctly, Leo likely grew up in a home where bravery was encouraged. The home would be a place where Leo could be uniquely themselves, without fear of repercussion or hiding away their true nature. Ideally, the family would encourage Leo to step into power. The parents would help Leo step into power by giving Leo the desired creative outlets needed to hone talents, skills, and confident. If this is the case, then Leo will usually grow into their large personality with confidence in their abilities. The parents will typically put their Leo on display as well. Leo’s parents would the parents who would say, “Oh, not MY Leo!”, or “My Leo is a straight-A student with honors and on playing varsity sports”. However, if aspected negatively, Leo may struggle living up to their parent’s expectations in childhood. The parents may set unreasonably high standards for Leo to not only attain, but sustain. This can create a strain on the parent-child relationship, as it is now focusing on making the child the point of the parent’s pride but at the child’s expense. If aspected negatively, Leo may not be able to step into their power in childhood. This can be a result of not being given the creative outlets needed to hone skills/talents, not having the parent’s confidence in them to work on talents, or feeling like the parents didn’t encourage confidence in childhood. In turn, Leo may end up extremely arrogant and egotistical, or cowardly. If this ends up being the case, emotions will eventually come out in a fiery, tumultuous manner that is similar to the combustibility of Aries in the 4th. In adulthood, Leo will strive for a steady, yet positive living environment. Leo will aim for a household that is bright, expressive, and positive. Leo may even encourage other household members to step into larger-than-life personas. As a parent, Leo will be their children’s personal cheerleaders. Leo is the parent who will always have their children’s backs, no matter what. As a parent, Leo will encourage their kids to be confident and self-assured. Leo will prioritize their kid’s hobbies and past-times, usually encouraging passions that double as skills or talents. So, it’s unlikely Leo will be okay with a child who watches TV all day. If anything, Leo will have to watch out on living vicariously through their kids as a parent themselves.

Virgo in the 4th House

Virgo has a servient energy. The childhood home was either a perfect storm or order, usually no in-between. If it was a mess, then Virgo likely felt disorganized, repulsed, and irritated from it. Virgo would most likely be the one trying to bring a sense of order to chaos, usually by tackling chores out of disgust or anger. Virgo was also likely to have a perfect spot in the middle of the physical mess. Whatever the spot was, it was organized and detailed to Virgo’s liking. For some, this way Virgo’s bedroom or side of the bedroom. For others, this was a small spot in the house such as a book shelf, a dresser, a closet, etc. If the home was perfectly next, then Virgo would have been part of making it neat. The family would have prioritized keeping an orderly household, usually inciting stress when something was in disarray. Think being forced to clean out an entire closet, throw away old items/clothes, and re-organize everything instead of playing on a perfect Saturday afternoon. The tone of the childhood home would have been cool, critical, and expectant. In childhood, Virgo was the dutiful child. Parents knew Virgo would always be there to lend a helping hand when needed, or asked for. The parents most likely found Virgo to be a quiet, nervous child. Virgo was most likely tasked with more responsibilities than they could handle. These responsibilities may have been self-appointed or given by the parents. If it was self-appointed, it was usually because the parents would expect Virgo to pick up the slack. Virgo may have struggled with getting their parent’s approval, or feeling loved as a child. This can also explain why Virgo may have taken on so much as a child. There may have been an expectation to live up to the parent’s high standards, or a fear of cool criticism if failure ensued. Either way, Virgo would work tirelessly for the parent’s pat-on-the-back. In turn, this may create poor boundaries, inability to say “No”, and feeling pressured to help others even against one’s own means. As an adult, Virgo’s own home may reflect something either similar or totally different in childhood. So, Virgo may be totally okay with messes after living in a pristine childhood household. Or Virgo may desire pristine standards as an adult if the childhood home was incredibly messy. Virgo’s adulthood home would also be weirdly specific. It would be Virgo’s own brand of organized chaos. As a parent, Virgo would be critical of their own child but usually with the intention to improve. Virgo would be the parent to always push their own kid to be better, smarter, faster, etc. At times, this can be overly critical and harsh, so Virgo will need to watch out for that. Virgo would also need to enforce boundaries as a parent so that Virgo doesn’t bend to their child’s every whim. If that doesn’t happen, then Virgo is the parent who does their kid’s homework.

Libra in the 4th House

Libra has a diplomatic energy. In childhood, Libra would have desired a peaceful home. If the home was peaceful, there was likely a harmonious familial dynamic. The structure of the childhood home would have been geared towards maintaining the peace, usually hashing out familial conflict with grace and poise. If the home was more tumultuous, Libra would have done everything to keep this the peace. This can include dismissing conflict, not addressing pertinent issues, allowing drama to slide, and even sacrificing personal peace for collective peace. There would have been a desire for consistency, especially if it had to do with the family’s or parent’s social image. In order to keep up the consistency, the childhood home and family may have acted a certain way, dressed nicely, or divulged on luxuries to show off for others. Public image would have been important and reinforced, even at a young age. This can lead to teaching a child that image is everything growing up. In return, this can lead to problems in adulthood with comparing one’s self to others, or putting an emphasis on caring about other’s opinions. Luckily, the parents can also teach Libra tact. Social grace would have been taught at an early age, which would help Libra advance later in life. The parent(s) would have put an emphasis on speaking correctly, holding one’s self in an astute manner in public, and acting in a fair manner. There would have been course-correcting with acting brash or impulsive, as the parents would encourage Libra to think before acting/speaking. Being raised in such manner would create a charming, graceful child that would later turn into a socially adept, poised adult. Likewise, if the parents are a social embarrassment, then Libra would also try to make up for it even as a child with adopting socially acceptable mannerisms. In adulthood, Libra would aim to create a balanced household. From the physical house to the emotional house, all would be just. The physical house itself would be Venusian in nature. Think aesthetically pleasing to the eye, luxurious but within reason, tasteful, and even with elements of feng shui. Libra would encourage a physical harmony, with the idea that it would encourage mental harmony. The goal of the house is to have the peace Libra never had in childhood. There would be consistency in the adulthood household. As a parent, Libra would aim to treat everyone in the family equally. There wouldn’t be any favoritism, especially if that was something that Libra experienced in childhood. Each of Libra’s children would be celebrated in their own way. Libra would encourage their kids to treat one another with respect. Ideally, Libra would raise beautiful children who are well-liked and appreciated by all. In a perfect world, Libra would receive many compliments on their perfect children from teachers, friends, family, and even through social media. After all, Libra would try to present their family under a crafted social image. It would also be important to Libra to raise a family with a partner, preferably in a happy, loving marriage that stands the test of time. If anything, Libra would have to focus on ensuring that their children don’t grow up prioritizing other’s opinions or drama.

Scorpio in the 4th House

Scorpio has a dark energy. In childhood, the home was likely to be secretive in nature. This can refer to familial secrets or mysteries left unresolved for years to generations. The secrets may be Scorpionic in nature, having to do with finances, sex, death, occult, and shared resources. Scorpio may be aware that there are familial secrets left untouched, and may feel called to seek the truth later in life. The childhood home may have been intense, usually creating strong ties among family members. This intensity can be a result surviving the highest of highs and lowest of lows as a family. Depending on certain planetary influences, the intensity can also be more dark or painful in nature. As a result of this, this can create trauma bonds within the childhood family dynamic. Being sworn to secrecy may also create these unhealthy, or incredibly strong ties as well. Love may have felt or been conditional as well. Throughout childhood, the parents may have taught Scorpio to deal with emotions in an unhealthy manner. This can refer to poor coping mechanisms, bottling emotions, displaying emotions in an intense, rash manner, and even grudge-holding. As a result, these themes may carry into adulthood for Scorpio. It’s likely that Scorpio has a strong tie or opinion of the childhood home and family. This tie may be a result of feeling indebted to parents or siblings, or feeling a sense of duty to the family. Likewise, Scorpio may later renounce the childhood home and family as a result of the intensity of childhood. This renouncement in adulthood can be the result of truth coming to light, the ability to shed toxic ties, or wanting to move away from negativity or the past. As an adult, Scorpio will aim to bring lightness to the adult home. If childhood was a flux of emotions and events, then Scorpio will aim to have a more relaxed household. Scorpio may do best with living in solitude at first, especially if the goal is to de-dramatize the household. Ideally, Scorpio’s adulthood home would be a safe haven. This is the place where Scorpio can be 100% themselves, not needing to put a show on for others. The “secrecy” of the adulthood home is simply it being a place to truly unwind. Typically, there is a need to transform this area of life, which is seen more in adulthood. This transformation can take on many forms. One would be that Scorpio feels called to transform the childhood home and family. This would infer going back to the root of the problem. Scorpio may dig deep to uncover any mysteries, to seek truth, and to break down generational walls. Scorpio may do this through direct contact with family members, through research, through learning about ancestry, and more. Another would be that Scorpio feels called to transform the parent-child relationship. If the parent-child relationship was unfortunate in childhood, Scorpio may try to fix that in adulthood. This can be done through directly working with the parents. It can also be done through breaking generational patterns as a parent themselves. Transformation can also be a result of intrinsic work as well. As a parent, Scorpio is likely to be the one to fight tooth and nail for their child. This is a parent nobody wants to mess with. Scorpio will be undoubtedly very loyal to the family they create. At times, Scorpio may be distant from their own child, especially if the child asks about Scorpio’s own childhood. But this distance is not because of a lack of love, but rather because of an all-consuming love. Scorpio’s main goal would be to ensure that the child is never hurt, or subjected to whatever Scorpio went through as a child. If anything, Scorpio will have to work on control issues with their child.

Sagittarius in the 4th House

Sagittarius has an unsettled energy. In childhood, Sagittarius was the child who was comfortable with being away from home. From sleep-away camps to sleep-overs, Sagittarius was unbothered. The childhood home may have felt fleeting in some manners. The childhood family may have been prone to inconsistency, such as moving, changing the home constantly, or having an ever-shifting dynamic. Whatever the case may be, Sagittarius likely acknowledges a lack of a home base in childhood. In turn, this creates more of a vagabond lifestyle in adulthood. The parents were likely distant in nature. It’s possible that Sagittarius grew up with parents who could have been emotionally and/or physically distant. As a result of this, the parents would have encouraged Sagittarius to be more independent. Even from a young age, Sagittarius was more inclined to go out, do their own thing, and not rely on a parental figure for help. Unfortunately, this can also create a detachment from the home and family at a young age. This can lead to a lack of familial ties in adulthood, which can be both positive and negative. The appraisal of that would depend on the individual with this placement. The parents may have also debated, or argued quite a bit in childhood. Sagittarius may have also struck up many an argument in childhood, especially when the parents would try to corral Sagittarius after a period of detachment. Asa result of this, Sagittarius may feel like their child-parent relationship does better with distance involved. As an adult, Sagittarius may have no definitive home base. It’s quite possible that Sagittarius prefers to rent, travel, or even live abroad. This is a placement that indicates the desire or ability to mesh with another culture. This placement can infer living a vagabond lifestyle, or a life that travels instead of having a home base. In fact, Sagittarius may consider a backpack or suitcase a home base. The world is Sagittarius’s home. If Sagittarius chooses to have a family, the family may also be part of the travels or be subjected to moving around a little bit. If the home base is stable, it’s likely Sagittarius will prioritize taking their family abroad. As a parent, Sagittarius will encourage finding a moral ground with their kids. Sagittarius will give their children the space to roam, discover, and learn. Sagittarius will only step in as needed, usually to give guidance to their children. But they will encourage independence in their own families. If appraised correctly, this placement infers that creating a family will be the greatest adventure of all time!

Capricorn in the 4th House

Capricorn has a traditional energy. In childhood, the household most likely had an authoritative attitude. Capricorn would have a strong authoritative figure for at least one parent, if not both. The parent(s) would rule with an iron fist. Capricorn’s childhood home was likely in accordance with familial and societal tradition. The parents would have reinforced family traditions, such as the father being the patriarchal leader, both parents married, a “children should be seen, not heard” mentality, and even “I’m your parent, not your friend” attitude. Tradition may also be intertwined with religion in this case. Because of this, the childhood home and family may have felt restrictive. While the parents, or parent, rules with control, this may have felt emotionally stifling. It’s likely Capricorn doesn’t have a strong emotional bond, especially with the authoritative parent. Fear of being a failure or facing backlash from this parent may stand in the way of creating an emotional bond between parent-child. If the childhood home felt restrictive, Capricorn would have struggled with self-expression or classic childhood experimentation. If Capricorn disobeyed rules set by parents, the karmic backlash was usually felt tenfold. This may result in Capricorn having poor boundaries or self-regulation in adulthood. Usually restrictive households create sneaky or fearful kids. These kids then become adults who border on extremes. The extremes would be on the far end of sheltered or the far end of going balls to the wall. There’s usually no in-between. However, there is a weird feeling of karmic duty or debt to the family. So, it’s likely that Capricorn never truly disowns or cuts off their familial ties. In adulthood, Capricorn’s ideal home will take a long time to build. Capricorn will work tirelessly, effortlessly to create the desired, ideal household. Whatever that looks like for Capricorn will usually carry themes of luxurious materialism Capricorn will spare no expense if the items, aesthetic, or physical house are what’s perfect for the big-picture plan. Once Capricorn has put down roots, it’s usually very hard for Capricorn to even consider moving or leaving their adulthood home. After all, Capricorn requires a solid foundation to fall back on, especially if Capricorn created said foundation. Weirdly, the suburbs may be Capricorn’s best fit! The family Capricorn creates will also be carefully structured. Capricorn will think long and hard about the ideal family dynamic in mind. Once the ideal partner has been chosen, only then will Capricorn think about taking on the task of raising a family. If Capricorn chooses to have a family, Capricorn will think about the traditions, values, and even religion that will be instilled in the family dynamic. As a parent, Capricorn will aim to instill a tenderness with their own family that they lacked in childhood. Capricorn’s parenting tactics may be more on the side of, “I’m in charge, but I’ll know when to let my child learn their lesson the hard way as well”. Capricorn will also aim to be their children’s role model, especially if Capricorn is a self-made adult who’s achieved great personal success. Capricorn may fear repeating the past as parent, which may drive them to be wholly different in parenting style or shockingly similar. Usually, this placement speaks of childhood hardships that drive Capricorn to achieve familial triumphs later in life.

Aquarius in the 4th House

Aquarius has a disconnected energy. Even in childhood, Aquarius may have felt out of place in the home and family. Whether this was very much real or imagined, Aquarius would have felt like an outcast. This stems from feeling like the family just didn’t understand their quirky, alien child. Aquarius could have been an awkward child. The awkwardness would have come from odd habits, quirks, interests, and more that would have set Aquarius apart in the family. Aquarius may have felt like the adopted child in the family. It’s likely Aquarius felt that their childhood home and family was inconsistent as well. The inconsistency can refer to moving around, ever-changing familial dynamics, having a single parent, or even divorced parents. The parent(s) may have also struggled with bonding with Aquarius, creating more discord and inconsistency in the parent-child dynamic. Because of the mental and emotional distance, Aquarius would be an independent child from the get-go. This independence would force Aquarius to enjoy their own alone time, their quirkiness, and give Aquarius the space to be themselves. This independence can later become an issue when dealing with authoritative figures, like parents or guardians. Depending on the 3rd House in regard to this House, Aquarius may have atypical or unconventional relationships with siblings as well. In adulthood, Aquarius may have unconventional living arrangements. Now, this can refer to a number of things. Aquarius may have a unique living situation or dynamic with roommates, or fellow co-habitants. Aquarius may move around a lot, even with a set home base. Aquarius may be drawn to living in an unconventional home, such as an RV or jumping from couch to couch. Like Sagittarius, Aquarius may also be drawn to a foreign lifestyle, choosing to live abroad or vagabond. Aquarius may have a quirky home that’s decorated unusually or utilizes space in a different manner. If Aquarius chooses to have a family, the family itself will also be atypical. This may refer to an unlikely or socially taboo partnership. Think someone who chooses to be a single parent, is in a unique relationship dynamic, divorced, multiple partners, etc. The children Aquarius raises may also be unusual. Aquarius may refer to pets as their “children”, have adopted kids, children from different partners, etc. Regardless of the family Aquarius raises, this family will be raised to own their zany quirks. Aquarius is the parent who will encourage their family to be weird, wonderful, and wild. Aquarius may also be a progressive parent in nature as well. If anything, Aquarius will have to work on emotionally connecting with their own family. Aquarius will be loyal to the family, and undoubtedly loving, but may struggle with showing love. So, Aquarius will need to work on vulnerability in order to sustain an emotional bond with the family Aquarius creates.

Pisces in the 4th House

Pisces has an unclear energy. In childhood, the household and family may have felt a little off. Pisces in the 4th usually represents mysteries or shadiness. While Scorpio in the 4th represents taboo family matters, Pisces in the 4th typically represents unknown or unspoken family matters. This can go generations back, with shady ancestors and secrets unspoken. Pisces in this placement can also refer to unclear familial boundaries and standards. The major mystery may just be a lack of clarity in childhood, particularly with being loved by the parents or family members. This placement incites idealization of parents in childhood. Pisces was the child who held their parental figures in high regards, or viewed them with a rosy glow. Because of this, the reality may have not matched the fantasy. Pisces likely dealt with feeling unloved, or like their emotional needs weren’t met in childhood. This may have resulted in being a moody child. The emotional course in the childhood home would have been mutable in nature. This can result in an emotionally disruptive or uncertain household. Because Pisces is the sign placement, this can also allude to gas-lighting in childhood, and being in an environment that was prone to substance abuse or usage. This can refer to parents who drank in excess, party hard, or engaged in other forms of substance abuse. Pisces can also imply living in a passive-aggressive household prone to blackmailing as well. This placement can also imply not having clear-cut memories of childhood, or remembering instances in a skewed light. This placement may also allude to poor boundaries. The lack of boundaries or having poor boundaries may have been taught in a mother-child relationship. The mother may have demonstrated poor boundary setting and enforcing in childhood. This can be taught both directly and indirectly. At the end of the day, Pisces may have felt dejected by the childhood home and family. Pisces may have felt misunderstood, unloved, or like their own emotional needs weren’t met in childhood. In adulthood, the home Pisces builds may waver at first. Pisces may travel or resist putting down roots for some time. It’s not out of a desire to be a vagabond, but rather to find the perfect place to settle. Once settled, Pisces would prioritize creating a safe space in adulthood. The home would be sentimental, creative, and emotionally vulnerable in nature. Pisces may even choose to settle down in a nostalgic place, and/or near the water. The family Pisces creates will be wholly loving in nature. Pisces will throw their emotional selves into the family they create in adulthood. As a parent, Pisces will ensure that their children know that they are loved and appreciated. Pisces will try to be a present parent, one who is emotionally affirming and compassionate. As Pisces parents and runs their own household, this may help Pisces understand their own childhood better. As an adult, Pisces will gain a new perspective of their own childhood through building a home and family. This may help clear the air or settle childhood secrets. It may even help Pisces re-build or strengthen emotional bonds with their own parents as well. The main goal in adulthood is to forgo any form of escapism. Pisces will have to work a tad harder to avoid bringing in substance abuse, lack of boundaries, and other escapist tendencies into the adulthood home and family.

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