4th House Lord in 2nd House

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Last updated on January 15th, 2023 at 07:32 pm

What does the 4th House Lord in 2nd House mean?

When the planet that rules over the 4th house from the ascendant sign is placed in the 2nd house, it means to have this given combination of 4th lord in 2nd as per Vedic astrology.

As a general effect of this combination, the significations of the 2nd house, such as accumulated wealth, assets, values, self-worth, family values & traditions, mental resources & talents, speech, vision, 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.

The combination is generally considered auspicious regarding wealth, family, and gains because the fourth house lord in the second house is in the 11th house from its own house/sign. Whereas, the 11th house stands for the fulfillment of desires, gains, and profits. It also stands for growth and expansion, as being part of Upachaya Bhava or houses of growth in sidereal Vedic astrology.

This combination generally reflects auspicious effects, events, and outcomes because the 4th house is one of the supportive pillars and therefore brings good tidings during the planetary main or sub-period of the 4th house ruler according to specific Ascendant signs.

Besides this, when the 4th house ruler is in the 2nd house, it is 11 places away from its own sign. Herein the 11th disposition is linked to the 11th Vedic house, which signifies gains, profits, and fulfillment of the highest aspirations.



The 4th house belongs to Moksha Trikona making it a carrier of pious principles that lead to salvation, which is the ultimate goal of each and every soul on earth. The 2nd house belongs to Artha Trikona making it a carrier of wealth and resources. The 11th disposition belongs to Kama Trikona, making it a carrier of ambitions and aspirations. The pure blend of these energies signifies high values regarding salvation with the intention to attain the highest fulfillment of the soul, that is, a spiritually successful life that leads to the beautiful life hereafter.

Results of 4th House Lord in 2nd House

Healthy Family Conveys True Happiness

One of the major and well-known topics of the 4th house is mental health, happiness, and a sense of contentment in the mind that influences the vitality of the soul directly. Therefore, the positioning of the 4th house ruler in various houses indicates how happiness is attained.

The given combination indicates that true happiness especially for natives with this combination comes from a strong, healthy, and sustainable family.

It is a well-known fact that people with a strong family are happier, more content, and thus more eager to work to provide for their close ones. A strong family is like a fortress for them and if it is healthy, these natives are healthy too.

This applies generally to every person, but these topics, such as the growth of family and the importance of family guidance for these natives are especially prominent during the main and sub-periods of the 4th house ruler.

The support from family members is especially amplified for natives with this combination as well. That is because the 4th house is one of the supportive houses named Kendra Bhava in Vedic the function of which is to offer auspicious support to the active to prosper in life and protect a healthy mentality.

Hence, when the house of support (4th) lands in the house of the family (2nd) these natives are blessed with a very good family the members of which offer emotional comforts, unconditional love, and tremendous support for these natives.

The family members are very eager to bring out the best of natives with this combination which is a tremendous moral support and encouragement. As a result of this, these individuals are blessed to have a more content and protected mentality which helps to make better decisions at each step of the way in life.



Aisha reported God’s Messenger [PBUH] as saying, “Among the believers (virtuous people) who show most perfect faith are those who have the best disposition, and are kindest to their families.

Mishkat al-Masabih 3263

It is self-explanatory that a healthy family is established through virtuous family members, but especially via the guidance of a family head, who adopts and follows high ethics and morals. Hence, this combination indicates that these individuals are especially eager to establish virtuous values within family life. This also means that they are naturally eager to treat their family member with the utmost compassion, respect, care, unconditional love, and as righteously as possible.

One of the greatest examples to illustrate this effect comes from Aquarius Ascendant whose 4th house ruler Venus is exalted in 2nd house Pisces. Pisces is the 12th zodiac sign which signifies spirituality, faith, and humbleness at its best which are crucial for salvation, the latter of which is also the main topic of the 12th house and sign. The exaltation of Venus in Pisces reflects that these natives are tremendously selfless, sacrificial, and faithful allowing them to be the best versions of themselves to nurture their family members in the best ways possible.

Another great example comes from Aries Ascendant whose 4th house ruler Moon is exalted in 2nd house Taurus. This is actually the best example because Moon is the natural ruler of the 4th house because the 4th sign is Cancer, which is ruled by Moon. The exaltation in the 2nd house, which is represented by Taurus multiplies the auspicious effects. The exaltation of the Moon as the planet of unconditional love and nurture as the 4th house ruler is most effective in this case.

Natives with this combination are unconditionally loving and caring and are willing to protect their family and nurture the members with the best deeds. According to Saravali, these natives are highly fortunate, charitable, and kind-hearted. They have strong knowledge of morals and are thus able to distinguish good from the bad. The knowledge in this example is amplified because it is the ruler of the 4th house, which signifies knowledge of purity (Moksha Trikona) making their thinking patterns highly inspired by pious principles.

Strong Family Fosters Virtuosity

Not only that, but another important function of the family is that the guidance from members of a healthy family encourages higher morals and values. That is the direct effect of the house of spiritual purity (Moksha Trikona) landing in the house of family values.

Therefore, when the natives put in the effort to support their daily, it automatically becomes more stable. In a stable environment, where the native seeks comfort and support after daily struggles, better discussions and moral values are likely to spread. In a healthy environment, all the bad habits become replaced with good ones which eventually leads to finding virtuous qualities within oneself.

There is tremendous reward and blessing hidden in virtuousness and pious tendencies. Namely, the more the native concentrates on supporting their family, and the family supports them, the more love of God they attain. With the love and support from God, one becomes happier than ever before.

Besides this, natives with increased faith and support from God are able to perform better in daily tasks and not get defeated by wicked people. Not to mention, mental contentment and health remain strong even when they happen to get tangled in difficult situations due to increased opposition from the wicked.

A strong family is not only important from the perspective of the individual, but also from the perspective of the whole nation. That is because the 4th house is the root power of the 7th house and the 7th house is the powerhouse of the 10th house.

More specifically, the 4th place from the 4th house is the 7th house of social order. The 7th house itself is a powerhouse to the 10th house due to the fact that the 10th place from it is the 7th house itself.

It reflects the fact that a healthy family fosters a healthier society. A healthier society, in turn, promotes order in the whole country and better functioning of all infrastructures. When morals and ethics are strong within a country, then everything functions well just like the individual who is nurtured by a virtuous family.

To see this matter from another perspective, take immorality for instance which breaks families nowadays like nothing else. If this is not kept under control, then it may eventually lead to the inefficient functioning of various important structures within the country.

Hence, maintaining a healthy family and promoting virtuous values is one of the important good deeds for every family member on Earth. This is how God rewards them greatly because they not only keep themselves in great shape but also promote order and ethical conduct in the whole society.

The Similitude of a believer is that of (a standing) crop which the air continues to toss from one side to another (trials & mistakes); in the same way a believer always (receives the strokes) of misfortune (learning & expiation of sins). The similitude of a hypocrite is that of a cypress tree which does not move until it is uprooted (forcefully).

Sahih Muslim 2808

However, the 4th and 7th houses are both represented by Cancer (compassion) and Libra (balance) respectively, which are governed by gentle planets Moon and Venus respectively. This shows that morals must never be forced because the best people, who are sincere, find a path to piousness by themselves without constant redirection by someone. Hence, to keep good and bad in balance is healthy and not going to extremes with ethics is important as it will not repel good from virtuous teaching nor bring bad ones to an ethical environment forcefully.

Natural selection is what separates the actual good from the bad. If you force someone to be good how would you ever know that one is sincerely good or just imitates because it benefits the one being who is forced? The best thing a family head, guide, or leader of a larger group or even a country can do is to inspire virtuously. Else is up to the individual whether they will naturally become urged to step on the righteous path or not.



This also reveals the truth, which is especially relevant in modern days, that a country that goes to extremes is not necessarily the most effective nor the purest. Jesus [PBUH] himself revealed that the evilest is smart and likes to dress into good in order to infiltrate into any society and cause affliction there from the inside, which is the most vulnerable place.

It again confirms that pious people must emerge from the difficulties independently with moral support, but not with extreme forcing. God is omnipresent and the best disposer of affairs when it comes to separating the good from the bad. God also knows how to transform the acts of immoral into the benefit of the ethical people within society without someone needing to force it if there is no war taking place.

It also leads to the conclusion that every family head, family member, society member, and the leader gets the outcomes of their intentions which are hidden deep within their hearts. Because it is hidden, only God knows best because only God knows the unseen. If one makes mistakes but aims for pious outcomes is spiritually superior to the one who always does good but without sincerity and pious intentions. In rare cases, the latter may be the wicked disguised in the good that the penultimate messenger of God warned us against. With all that being said, one should not become overly suspicious, but simply maintain patience and faith in God. One should not be prejudiced and avoid choosing sides quickly in the full knowledge that time solves all mysteries.

The Messenger of God [PBUH] said to Abu Dharr: Have fear & awareness of God wherever you are, and follow an evil deed with a good one to wipe it out, and treat the people with good behavior.

Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1987

It is reasonable to bring the example of Aquarius Ascendant because the ruler of the 4th house is a natural benefic planet Venus, which signifies gentle character, compassion, and justice. The exaltation of Venus in 2nd house Pisces shows that these natives are highly patient and compassionate enabling them to transfer knowledge of morals to others in the most effective way possible.

In Saravali it is clearly stated that such individuals are charitable, gentle, and virtuous and thus have some of the best character traits a human being is able to have. Yet, it is also mentioned, that they are capable of diminishing their wicked enemies successfully. This is due to their patience, high morals, and faith combined. Saravali states that they remain true to their words and will not back down, even though being some of the most compassionate people around.

When it comes back to the example with the exalted Moon, the increased awareness of pious principles leads to consciousness about God’s omnipresence which inspires them to be the best versions of themselves each step of the way. Understandably, they are also capable of inspiring their public with virtuous qualities. Moon is actually the planet which signifies how the native leaves an impression of themselves in front of the public. The exaltation of the Moon which brings the best out of the 11th disposition (community) indicates the ability to fascinate a larger amount of people with their enthusiasm about beneficial knowledge that benefits everyone continually. What is more, their ability to notice good and bad makes it easy for them to spot early threats in form of a deceptive opponent, who is infiltrated into the company of the pious.

Gains, Comforts, & Luxuries

Classical scripture of Vedic astrology BPHS states that people with this combination are blessed with the enjoyment of comforts, luxuries, and wealth of various forms.



The reason why comforts and conveyances are mentioned is that the 4th house signifies the same. As it is the quadrant house of support, it also reflects all the conveyances and properties that help the natives feel more secure and fulfill their tasks more effectively.

What is more, the 11th disposition which links the 4th and 2nd houses together is represented by the 11th house, which signifies the fulfillment of desires. Therefore, the native experiences fulfillment of desires regarding comforts, luxuries, properties, and other conveyances during the main and sub-periods of the 4th house ruler in the 2nd house.

As they are mostly generous and charitable, their wealth also benefits their family in great ways. As a result of this, their family also feel well supported in life enabling each of them to accomplish their tasks and studies more effectively with amplified emotional contentment and enthusiasm.

It also reveals the fact that in auspicious instances, wealth and conveyances bring lasting benefits to the native by the will of God. To explain that from a Vedic perspective, the 11th house (of fulfillment) is actually the powerhouse of the 12th house of salvation. This reflects nothing but the fact that true fulfillment comes from a pure and light heart that rests in the awareness that God is close.

In other words, attaining salvation and reuniting with God, the sole creator of everything including the universe, is the ultimate goal of each and every soul on earth. And if one aims to attain salvation, worldly matters become easily attainable. However, it does not mean that one becomes the richest financially. Frankly speaking, true wealth is the purity in mind and soul that ensures that one spends wealth entrusted to them by God righteously.

When a non-believer (unrighteous, wicked) does good work he/she is made to taste Its (short) gain in this world (only, without any lasting rewards). And so far as the believer is concerned, God stores (the reward) of his/her virtues for the Hereafter and provides him/her (worldly) sustenance in accordance with his/her obedience to God. Verily, God does not treat a believer unjustly in regard to his/her virtues.

The Last Prophet [PBUH]

All of this reveals the truth that if one integrates higher values in their life path, they attain material support that brings auspicious outcomes and benefits the native continually. The exaltation of the 4th house ruler in the 2nd house is a great example to prove that fortune which is attained with good deeds and pious intentions brings lasting happiness and emotional contentment. However, one must never assess spiritual purity based on material fortunes. One may be spiritually in a very good phase while still not having much, but this person is spiritually wealthier than the one with more material but less spiritual progress. Indeed, the love of God is the highest success one can have and when it is attained, everything else becomes the least of a problem.

God Almighty always blesses the good with abundant rewards when the timing is right after enduring trials. The timing is different for every person and therefore it is really immoral to judge a spiritual status of a person based on their possessions. Note that the 2nd house of accumulated possessions has nothing to do with Dharma (righteous) or Moksha (salvation) houses.

If the fourth house lord is fallen/debilitated in the 2nd house, it indicates a lack of satisfaction, fulfillment, and gains. Alternatively, it indicates sudden loss after initial gains due to an immature approach toward financial matters. That is because gains that are hoarded immorally or unethically do not bring peace of mind and put a heavy stone on the heart (metaphor) making it impossible to enjoy the gains. What is more, when one has committed illegal acts to attain selfish gains, one loses those after events pick up and light is shed on the immoral acts. As a result, there is nothing left but a stiff, cold, and heavy heart with no fulfillment within and a mind which is full of regrets.



If an unrighteous and selfish person attains wealth, it is just a trial. The unfair gains should not be mistaken for rewards. It is just part of a test about how one manages to behave after becoming fortunate. A good person becomes more humble when blessing and fortune are bestowed upon them while a bad person becomes more arrogant and considers themselves superior to others (in a cruel way). A gain for an unrighteous person might be also because specific provisions are meant for every person to make this society function. That is, the good work done by an insincere person for society benefits members of society for a long time, but the unjust native for a short time.

Also, provisions are destined for the wicked because it is a part of a trial for the good. For instance, the wicked have some sustenance so they could fulfill their role in opposing the pious so that the latter could endure testing. Also, a gain of the family is also included in provisions for the unjust because only God knows best what is ahead. It is highly possible that a wicked person might have benefited society with their work so much and their progeny becomes so virtuous that it can transform all the bad deeds of their parent to the greatest benefit of society. It is also possible that an unjust person might be transformed into a good one eventually. As there are many good people in society, it should function well with a spot for everyone, regardless of their spiritual state of purity hoping that everyone will benefit from it.

To illustrate the negative effect, let us analyze Sagittarius Ascendant whose 4th house ruler Jupiter is debilitated in the 2nd house Capricorn. It indicates having a lack of faith and thus being too much dependent on worldly matters. As a result of this, the natives put too much emphasis on materialism leading to reducing the emphasis on higher values until great destruction occurs.

The issue here is that when one forgets higher values, one is more likely to commit unjust and unrighteous acts just to satisfy desires. Speaking of desires, the negative manifested 11th dispositions show desires that are excessive and out of balance due to too much affection towards worldly gains and too little attention to higher wisdom or religion.

To avoid negative effects from manifesting, one must be aware of God all the time. this involves being aware that every action leads to a specific outcome and one should never perform evil acts just to get their temporary desires fulfilled. One must know that wealth is just a trial and if one manages to refrain from committing irreligious acts for temporary worldly gains, one is awarded eternal happiness and riches in the next life, which becomes evident in current life as well if one is sincere.

Divine Support

The 4th house belongs to the triangle of salvation or Moksha Trikona while the 2nd house belongs to the triangle of wealth or Artha Trikona as per sidereal Vedic knowledge.

The combination of these two houses indicates that the growth of family and assets are supported and motivated by the purity of the soul. That is, people with this combination maintain spiritually righteous principles in the attainment of wealth. This is also the reason why the universe and God support people with this combination by a blessing with abundant fortunes, both tangible and intangible.

Besides this, the 4th house belongs to cognitive thinking and peace of mind which means that maintaining spiritual principles ensures mental peace and satisfaction to the native. These principles also give a positive influence on family values (2nd) motivating each and every family member to become spiritually aware.

As a result, the home environment and family life will be full of peace, harmony, and fully enjoyable.

Purity In Speech Makes It Radiant

Speech is another important topic of the 2nd house. Hence, the planet that governs the 4th house gives a strong influence over one’s speech and intonation of voice in the given house.



The influence of this planetary combination gives a speech with nurturing characteristics due to the linkage of the 4th house with the 4th sign Cancer, which is governed by the gentle Moon. Such people love to speak with family members and offer moral support through influential speeches.

The speech of such natives radiates warmth, joy, and divine care as the 4th lord being part of the spiritual triangle.

The aspect of the 4th lord upon the 8th house gives deep intonation to the speech, making the intonation deeply influential and transformative.

Not only that their speech of honesty benefits their home environment, but also the people they work with in their society, as the 11th disposition (community) suggests.

The 11th disposition of the given lord in the 2nd house from its own sign/house indicates that people with this combination will apply their speech in order to fulfill goals and aspirations. Their way of speaking is courageous and dynamic.

The blessing, which is indicated by the 4th quadrant house influencing the speech in the 2nd house, involves purity in speech. Because they strive hard to speak only what is spiritually pure, they receive massive respect and celebration from their community.

A great example of a truthful and dynamic speaker comes from Taurus Ascendant whose 4th house ruler Sun is in the 2nd house Gemini. As the planet of truth, authority, and spirituality is dignified, it indicates that they are eager to speak out correctly by the means of ethics and social conduct. Note that Mercury, the ruler of Gemini should be also dignified for the best results.

If that is the case, then these natives prove to be highly dynamic and truthful speakers who have tremendous initiation powers. Their initiations are often put forward by their powerful and authoritative, yet kind words. In Saravali it is mentioned that these natives will be affluent, with good conduct of speech, modest, and highly fortunate due to such virtuous traits.

Expansion Of Family

Accordingly, there is growth and expansion of family and wealth assets (2nd) indicated with this combination.

The biggest asset for such natives is the growth of the family. When it comes to worldly assets, they are likely related to the 4th house, such as vehicles, property, and other comforts in life.



BPHS also states that with this combination, people enjoy family life and witness its growth. The growth is indicated by the 11th disposition which is represented by the 11th house which is one of the houses of growth and expansion named Upachaya Bhava in Vedic.

As the 4th house of peace of mind is involved in this combination, it means that such natives feel a sense of satisfaction and contentment when surrounded by a growing family and peaceful home environment (4th).

For best results, the 4th house ruler should be dignified or the debilitation or enmity should be canceled. The best examples make when the 4th house ruler is exalted which is discussed earlier.

In most cases, even when a planet is in an inimical sign, great days for family life are indicated. Namely, when looking at Gemini Ascendant, then the 4th house ruler Mercury is undignified in 2nd house Cancer. According to Saravali, this undignified state of the planet reflects frequent clashes and quarrels with close ones due to useless gossip. However, their natives are ambitious and work hard to earn fortune and fame for their families.

When it comes to Cancer Ascendant, the 4th house ruler Venus is undignified in the 2nd house Leo. According to Saravali, it indicates having unusual desires which cause tension and lack of contentment. This is due to the negatively manifested 11th disposition which represents desires. If the 11th disposition is out of balance, it reflects desires that are out of control. Excessive desires are dangerous because they can consume the native from the inside which causes sorrow and lack of vitality.

One must increase efforts to practice mindfulness and gratitude to notice greatness in own life path and not compare it to some other. People have their blessings in different ways and at times. It is important that all desires are tamed by seeking moral ways of enjoying pleasures. The easiest way is to choose a marriage partner while prioritizing compatibility instead of looking at outer characteristics mainly. This is just one mainstream example of how to avoid desires getting out of hand. However, good effects are also mentioned in Saravali which is that Leo Venus natives are very kind and dear to their close ones.

Cunning

BPHS also states that such natives have an inherent habit of being cunning. This effect can be explained by two matters. Firstly the aspect of the 4th lord upon the 8th house from the 2nd house indicates being highly mysterious and secretive.

The 8th house contains secrets, mysteries, and deep cleverness. Secondly, the 11th disposition of gains and fulfilling desires has its own role here. That is because the 11th is actually a powerhouse of the 6th house which signifies disputes, quarrels, cleverness, and dynamic tactics.

Accordingly, people with this combination are inherently secretive, and mysterious, and possess various clever tricks that help to gain wealth from hidden sources (8th).

If the 4th house lord is dignified, it indicates using clever tactics to fulfill desires that are in harmony with ethics and morals at the same time.

If the fourth house lord is debilitated or undignified (without cancellation of debilitation or enmity) in the 2nd house, it indicates that such people will be cunning and deceptive for the sake of their own gains.

A relevant example to illustrate this effect comes from Leo Ascendant whose 4th house ruler Mars is undignified in the 2nd house Virgo. According to Saravali, these individuals are highly cunning and know how to gain an advantage over their opponents with clever tricks. However, as Mars is undignified, they are often tempted to take action in a way that crosses the boundaries of ethics. This should be avoided in order to enjoy lasting fulfillment from gains. One can be cunning and clever in a moral way as well. Shortly speaking, the more they follow morals, the stronger the foundation of their success will be which translates to increased stability later.

Adventurous & Curious

The same source also states that such natives are very adventurous. This effect is mainly reflected by the 11th disposition which is linked to the 6th house. Both of those houses are of gradual growth and expansion.

Besides this, the 6th signifies discipline and attention to detail while the 11th house is a desire to reach out to one’s highest aspirations. Hence, this reflects their desire for adventure to seek something that brings refreshment to mind and promotes emotional contentment.

the involvement of the 4th house of cognitive and learning capabilities indicates a growing desire to seek knowledge that is useful to apply in various ventures.

In addition to that, such natives are always eager to explore hidden mysteries and learn the deep secrets of life due to the aspect ray upon the 8th house. Such natives always want to explore hidden, and sometimes even forbidden pieces of knowledge.

If the combination is formed by the debilitation of the fourth house lord in the second house, it indicates applying the hidden knowledge immorally for selfish pursuits which leads to a dead end eventually.

Mother

As the 4th house belongs to the mother, its ruler in the 2nd house indicates a lot about her. The 11th disposition indicates that the mother of the native with this combination is very active, ambitious, and takes proper action in order to make things happen.

The 4th lord in the 2nd house of the family indicates that the mother plays a vital role in supporting the family and bringing peace and harmony to all family members.


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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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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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  • my son has this and yes, he is attracted to the dark always …from very small. At 35 he is a dealer which is tremendously painful for me. He likes people of the street and is very popular with lots of shady acquaintances. I cant bear to see them. Its very frustrating experience as our family is typical middle class family most of us are college educated white collar people.

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