4th House Lord in 1st House

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Last updated on January 11th, 2023 at 12:31 am

What does the 4th House Lord in 1st House mean?

When the planet, that rules over the 4th house in the birth chart is located in the ascendant, it means to have this planetary combination of 4th lord in 1st house.

As a general result of this combination, the matters of the 1st house such as self, soul, vitality, health, head, the constitution of the body, mentality, general life direction & soul purpose, honor, dignity, birth or beginning of life, initiation of everything new, etc are influenced by the significations of the 4th house, such as peace of mind, mother, comforts, luxuries, conveyances, domestic happiness, property, land, real estate, buildings, general education & learning tendencies, agriculture, private life, etc.

Generally speaking, the given combination in question is considered auspicious because both, the 4th and 1st houses are very auspicious quadrant houses, which are called Kendra Bhava in Vedic astrology.

Besides this, the fourth house lord in the first house is in the 10th from its own house/sign. The 10th house is the strongest Kendra Bhava or quadrant house in Vedic astrology. Hence, this adds more auspiciousness to the already great combination.

The 4th house belongs to Moksha Trikona which makes it a carrier of deeds that help get closer to salvation. The 1st house belongs to Dharma Trikona making it a carrier of righteous principles. The 10th house belongs to Artha Trikona making it a carrier of livelihood to fulfill important duties and also an indicator of comfort after a struggle.



Results of 4th House Lord in 1st House

Righteousness Is Ultimate Happiness

One of the most recognized topics of the 4th house is happiness and peace of mind. The positioning of the 4th house ruler in various houses indicates how the native finds mental contentment. Herein the dignity of the 4th house ruler is also important to consider because it shows whether the piece of mind is attainable.

With the given combination it is indicated that one is basically driven by a peaceful mentality. that is because the 1st house signifies head and general mentality while the 4th house ruler influences it with ideologies that promote peace and stability.

In fact, stability is signified by the supportive quadrant houses in Vedic which the 4th house is all about. It brings stability which protects the mind. It is a widely known fact that everything starts from the mindset. If peace of mind is there, everything else progresses in life at a smoother pace.

Speaking of which, the 1st house represents righteousness which reveals that via moral conduct one is ultimately able to attain complete peace of mind. This peace of mind is so unbreakable that it remains majorly untouched even during periods of distress.

What is more interesting is the fact that the 4th house is actually a carrier of ideologies that are crucial for the attainment of salvation, which is the ultimate goal of each and every soul on Earth. Salvation means to reunite with God Almighty, who is the sole owner and creator of everything and everyone.

Now that the house of salvation directly connects with the house of righteousness, the results are more than auspicious. That is because a peaceful mindset is highly required to adopt a righteous or straight (non-crooked) path.

All people have the capability to attain a straight path via the support of God. Individuals with this combination are naturally urged towards attaining a healthy mindset which helps them greatly.

Especially during the planetary main or sub-period of the 4th house ruler in the 1st house, these natives will highly prioritize correcting their mindset which propels them towards a prosperous future in this world and hereafter.



That is because the corrected mindset allows adopting and maintaining the correct path which leads straight to beautiful destinations. The results are auspicious in this world but mainly after this life where the results will be amplified to an unimaginable extent.

It is possible to explain from both worldly and religious perspectives why righteousness leads to ultimate peace of mind. From a mundane perspective, doing things correctly simply attracts the right people and environment. With good people and a peaceful environment, it is unarguably better to work more effectively and attain goals efficiently.

O believers! Seek comfort in patience and prayer. God is truly with those who are patient.

Al-Baqarah 153

From a religious perspective, when one seeks help from God via persistent prayer, one becomes supported until God removes worry, fear, and anxiety from their mind. Increased spiritual devotion and faith allow for understanding that everything is and always will be in God’s hands. Peace is actually one of the names of God according to The Last Word of God.

Hence, those who desire peace for themselves and others should seek God in everything. And a sincere righteous person should seek to guide people toward peace. When they want others the same auspicious outcomes they want for themselves, it proves them to be sincere and truthful.

Therefore no righteous person should fear anything, as the Lord will always guide, protect, and prosper the faithful ones. This understanding will keep one even very calm and stable during very difficult circumstances allowing them to make the best decisions and not become manipulated by the wicked and oppressive opponent.

One of the best examples to illustrate this effect comes from Capricorn Ascendant whose 4th house ruler Mars is exalted in the 1st house. The reason why it is one of the best and most effective sets of combinations is that both Mars and the 10th disposition signify action. With exalted Mars, these natives not only are eager to persist in action but also do it with the highest integrity in order to fulfill duties sincerely and continually.

Not to mention, the exaltation of the planet of courage indicates them having an abundant amount of strength within their soul. Soul and its vitality are signified by the 1st house in which exalted Mars indicates that by God they are given immense strength, vitality, and enthusiasm due to their faith and devotion to higher values.

A more adverse and difficult example for the sake of showing contrast comes from Pisces Ascendant whose 4th house ruler Mercury is debilitated in the 1st house. It is a very difficult combination for the bearer because the vitality, courage, and strength are compromised due to a lack of faith in extreme conditions which is reflected by the debilitation of Mercury.

Because it is the planet of intellect, the difficult conditions cause a lack of mental stability and clear thinking leading to a chain of wrong decisions and actions. In classical scripture, it is mentioned that these individuals are prone to be manipulative or controlling with unrighteous tactics. That is probably due to the lack of faith and strength combined which leads them to grasp opportunities in the mode of panic.

Now that we know some of the root causes, it is easier to avoid or fix them. People with this set of combinations should practice attaining religious wisdom foremost as it builds faith which helps to restore courage. As a result, they become less dependent on materialistic values which gives fewer urges to grasp opportunities unfairly. This ultimately saves them from chains of bad events caused by outcomes of bad decisions and unrighteous actions.

Learned & Virtuous

It comes as no surprise that the classical scripture Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra states that people with this combination are virtuous and well-learned.

The main reason for this comes down to the fact that the 1st house carries righteousness while the 4th carries important factors about salvation.

The 10th disposition which links these two houses together also carries a major role in shaping this effect mentioned in the classical scripture. Namely, it signifies duty, responsibility, action, and determination at its best all of which are required to attain the wisdom that is highly helpful to perform any kind of work as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Now know that the 4th signifies cognitive capabilities, as it is the domain of Moon-ruled Cancer, which signifies the brain and thinking. Therefore the positioning of its ruler in the 1st house of general mentality via the 10th disposition shows persistent action in order to attain wisdom. As a result of this, the work performed by them carries lots of value and quality.

Their determination in studies and work as well as their tendency to adopt high work ethics also reveal the virtuosity in their character.



The main virtuous character trait is revealed by their persistence in their actions until important work toward social welfare is fulfilled with the best intentions. In other words, the higher value or virtuous idea of serving a large number of people is what makes them highly virtuous. Only those who are sincere, humble, and selfless are able to persist in important duties until the goal is achieved.

If anyone travels on a road in search of knowledge, God will cause him/her to travel on one of the roads of Paradise. The angels will lower their wings in their great pleasure with one who seeks (beneficial) knowledge, the inhabitants of the heavens and the Earth and the fish in the deep waters will ask forgiveness for the (beneficially) learned.

Sunan Abi Dawud 3641

It also reveals the truth that true wisdom starts with virtue in heart and mind. Without virtue, intel is just a resource that can go wrong just like wealth. However, when virtue comes first, then true and beneficial knowledge follows that benefits the natives and their surroundings forever. Beneficial knowledge will inspire one to take action in full accordance with higher (religious) values and righteous principles.

For instance, when it comes to Taurus Ascendant natives, the 4th house ruler Sun is in the 1st house which reflects having a very bright mentality in form of various knowledge. The 10th disposition formed by the planet of light and truth urges these natives to grasp wisdom continually making them highly resourceful and learned.

If the damaged dignity of the Sun is not neutralized, it is possible that they are more materialistically aligned. However, if Venus guides this Sun well, then such individuals seek higher religious wisdom exceptionally well and integrate it into their daily lives and actions. Without higher values, their progress may be hindered until they find the truth and act upon it.

The direct aspect of the 4th lord upon the 7th house of public image, peace, harmony, and partnerships, in general, indicates some other significant matters as well.

As a result, such natives carry a very balanced, harmonious, and peaceful outlook on life in general, which they apply in their mindset and actions in life. This is especially prominent for Taurus Sun natives because they are very polite and sweet in their conduct as per classical texts. This, in turn, makes such people well-known and reputed in society. The support from the public increases the support to achieve high and reach high ranks and authoritative positions.

Another example, which is one of the greatest, comes from Gemini Ascendant whose 4th house ruler Mercury is in its own sign in the 1st house. The high dignity of the planet Mercury in 1st house not only indicates a highly intellectual mind and great learning capabilities but also the natural urge to apply knowledge righteously with good intentions.



The example with debilitated Mercury reveals one of the dangers when knowledge is present, but not beneficial to the native nor to society (10th). This example involves a scientist whose work is used in the wrong direction. To avoid this, these natives should conceal all knowledge that may be a threat to society and share only beneficial knowledge with the masses. Alternatively, if their dangerous intel spreads and is misused by wicked opponents, God will always transform the situation around to benefit the good.

Socially Reputed High Achievers

The 10th disposition of the given combination adds more effects according to its significations, such as profession, karma, high achievements, social rank, and authority.

Keep repenting and repeating secretly in mind: "God is enough for me and I bear witness that there is no other worthy of worship than the Almighty Creator alone" for the pleasure and abundance of God to flow in
(Surat al-Baqarah 2:163)

Whoever makes the Hereafter (aims for piety & righteousness) his/her goal, Allah (english: God) makes his/her heart rich, and organizes his/her affairs, and the world comes to him/her whether it wants to or not
(Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2465)

And God is the most merciful and loving. The God Almighty said: By My might and majesty, I will continue to forgive them, as long as they seek My forgiveness.
(Musnad Aḥmad 11237)

And God protects the faithul more than a caring Mother protects her child
(Sahih al-Bukhari 5999)

Do not perform idolatry, impiety, disrespect for parents, murder, theft, adultery, false witness, and envy
(Surat al-An’am 6:151-153)

The Messenger of God [PBUH] used to stress charity in his sermons, and prohibit mutilation. But protect truth and believers at all costs.
(Sunan an-Nasa'i 4047)

There must be no sects, tribes, or gangs amongst you, and take special care of women.
(Words From The Last Sermon Of The Last Prophet {PBUH})

All people are theoretically beleivers if they believe in one God, The Prophets (some of them: Solomon, Moses, Jesus) and The Seal of Prophets (Muhammad) peace be upon them. That is, do not be quick to judge and leave judgment to God except when there is direct threat to righteous beleivers.

Some of The Last Words of God via The Last Prophet

As a result, people with this combination enjoy high achievements in the profession or main field of activity, where they are applying moral, ethical, and righteous manners in order to reach higher levels.

The blend of virtuous character traits with persistent action enables them to conquer great heights in their chosen field.

What can not be left unmentioned is the fact that their high ethics and persistence in righteousness grant them divine support from the Creator which is the ultimate helping factor in achieving and painting success. Herein success is not merely wealth or social status, but also the pure soul that increases spiritual status in the sight of God that ensures great destinations in this world and hereafter.

As the 4th house lord of the power of the mind in the 1st house is related to great learning capabilities and intelligence, such natives are always eager to discover something new which they will apply in their work, business, or main field of activity which helps to reach high social rank and status in life.

If the considered combination is auspiciously placed, it indicates lots of good karma or actions in life, which manifests in great achievements, rank, honor, and being blessed with all sorts of material comforts all of which provide contentment and mental peace which is the most important, no matter how well-off one is by economic means.

A great example to bring here comes from Sagittarius Ascendant whose 4th house ruler Jupiter is in its own sign in the 1st house. Firstly and most importantly, the good dignity of Jupiter as the planet which signifies religion, righteousness, and fortune indicates that one follows morals and ethics strictly. This, in turn, grants protection and love from God that helps to achieve great results in life more smoothly with less hassle. Even when adversity strikes, these natives maintain emotional peace and faith in the full knowledge that God protects the righteous in all situations.



In many classical texts, it is directly mentioned that they will acquire a high position and social rank in their society. the magnitude of the effect depends on the strength of Jupiter in Sagittarius which unfolds during the main and sub-periods of the 4th house ruler, which is Jupiter in this example.

There is also mentioned that they will be highly religious and charitable. They will have long-lasting wealth. this reflects the fact that righteously attained wealth brings peace in mind and ease in the soul in the knowledge that no bad thing or bad karma has been done to attain the fruits of work. Most importantly, righteously earned wealth with honest work, which also benefits society, is long-lasting and approved by God.

In contrast, wealth and social status that is hoarded selfishly do not last long. That is because when one is impatient and disobedient and doesn’t trust God in his timing, one becomes too ambitious and spiritually blind. As a result of this, the actions become disorganized and dangerous for the natives foremost as one attempts to take many unethical shortcuts for gains of status and wealth. One must know that this is just an illusion and this momentary “success” can never be sustained because God doesn’t support it and as soon as events unfold and unethical acts come to the fore, everything is lost, including wealth and reputation.

To illustrate this negative example let us analyze the example of Scorpio Ascendant natives whose 4th house ruler Saturn is undignified in the 1st house. In the classical source Saravali it is mentioned that Scorpio Saturn natives are jealous, egoistic, and relentless. Therefore, they are inclined towards wicked acts which bring them great sorrow. The ill temper also causes accumulation of opposition from good societies.

As a result, one suffers from depreciation, losses, and useless expenses on account of bad acts. One must always know that status and wealth must never be attained for selfish purposes but to improve the magnitude of good acts in society. When this basic principle is followed, this negative effect can be avoided completely. By the grace of God, this is always possible.

Maternal Happiness

The same classical source also states that people with this combination are blessed with maternal happiness and affection. This result is given by the significance of the 4th house, which signifies the mother, and general affection and nurturing from her.

As a result, people with this combination receive care, love, and affection in abundance from their mothers. As the given house denotes peace of mind, such natives enjoy that too thanks to their mother, who provide a sense of contentment in life.

Not only do mothers of such natives improve their mental peace, but they also nourish the souls of the natives. The nourished soul feels more eased, less stressed, and blessed. As a result, more passion and enthusiasm to achieve great things is there.

Mothers are the ones who also provide a sense of security which encourages natives with this combination to perform even better in the world. With that being said, such mothers also offer divine guidance to the natives on how to take and keep a moral and righteous lifepath.

And as always, by following a righteous lifepath, one becomes abundantly blessed and supported by the universe for good deeds.



The debilitation or fall of the 4th lord in the 1st house results in a lack of maternal support and happiness, which also reduces mental peace and general contentment in life.

Comforts & Conveyances

BPHS also states that such natives with their 4th house lord in the 1st house are blessed with comforts and conveyances.

This effect is provided by the general fact that the 4th house denotes vehicles, comforts, and even real-estate property as per Vedic astrology.

As a result of this auspicious combination, such people enjoy a life full of luxuries and comforts. They are also blessed with a beautiful home with a peaceful home environment.

The fact that the 4th lord in 1st is in tenth from its own sign supports this effect even further. It is because the 10th house is the strongest Kendra Bhava or supportive pillar in one’s chart. As a result, this disposition adds more support, balance, and stability in one’s life related to comforts and real estate.

If the given combination is ill-placed, it indicates that there is a lack of support from luxuries, comforts, and conveyances in life. Alternatively, it indicates that one is able to attain comforts, but via unethical hoarding. Such gains never bring peace of mind. Instead, unethical deeds cast many heavy stones on the heart (metaphor), mind, and soul. With a heavy heart and soul, one is never able to enjoy the fruits of labor.

The heaviness in heat causes additions and the attained wealth can be dangerous instead of beneficial. In conclusion, immorally attained wealth can be lost. If that is the case, there is nothing left but huge destruction. The danger of falling into bad situations explained in this negative example is especially prominent for individuals who have fallen 4th house ruler in 1st house of soul, mentality, and enthusiasm.


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Classical Sources Used: BPHS, Saravali, Brihat Jataka, Lal Kitab, Yavan Jataka. References to The Last Word of God are included not to mix Sunnah Kitab with worldly science, but to offer the best cure for worldly issues. Please comment & share the article with your friends using social media buttons below.

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Martin Boldovski

All the articles are based on the information given by Ancient Sages as seen from various classical sources which are addressed to Vedic enthusiasts. My intention is to deliver this knowledge in the most original form possible with elaborated explanations which are supported by actual observations to help Vedic enthusiasts get rid of confusion and introduce the right guidance via The Last Word to get closer to God and attain inner bliss.

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