Fourth house in Vedic astrology is all about your roots. This may include property, house, land, cattle, real estate matters, and possessions you have such as vehicles. Everything that refers to strong ties to your native place comes under the realm of this house. Relationship with mother, heritage, family values, and associations with homeland are also governed by the planetary position in the 4th house in horoscope. Overall, this is the house of domestic happiness and called the Bandhu Bhava in Vedic astrology.
The idea of home is central to the fourth house. It marks your journey of whether you build a house (of bricks and mortar) or a home (of family values and ties). When you are able to get the best of both worlds, you are at peace with yourself. Fourth house in Vedic astrology thus also refers to mental peace and emotional satisfaction. The idea is to create a sanctuary, where everyone can live under one roof with compassion and love. Societal norms, material security, family history, ancestry, culture, lifestyle and traditions also fall in the realm of this house.
It refers to the domestic environment, the condition of your family in the later part of life and how you handle familial issues. This suggests whether the person will have strong roots and immovable property and if the person will enjoy the comfort of having a family, owning a vehicle and having a place to call home. This house also refers to other permanent material possessions that reflect one’s heritage such as antiques and family heirlooms. It also tells whether the person lives close to or moves away from the native place. Moreover whether the native would have conservative values and a follower or traditions and customs or becomes a revolutionary also depends upon the planetary placement in 4th house and of 4th house lord. It also reveals a lot about your religious instincts. Fourth house also has an influence of our education.
Fourth house essentially marks our journey from the womb to tomb. Womb refers to the mother, also Mother Nature, our dwelling place, from where we originated, and to what we are most attached. It refers to the roots from where we grow, the place we call home. On the other hand, it also refers to old age, our final resting place. The ground or Earth from where we grow up is where we have to return one day, thus the full life cycle.
Fourth house relates to Cancer sign, the fourth sign of the zodiac. Moon, representing cultivation and mother is the natural significator of the fourth house in astrology. The body parts it rules include chest, breast and lungs. Fourth house in Mundane astrology refers to mother nature, agriculture, weather, climate, mines, and public buildings. Fourth house is also related to all that is under earth such as oil, mining, excavation, agriculture, extraction of natural resources and construction.