Sun in 4th House

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Last updated on January 25th, 2022 at 01:15 am

Sun in the 4th House connects with the energies of Cancer and its ruler Moon. Sun is sharing a friendly relationship with Moon which indicates various positive results of this combination.


Fourth House signifies matters related to heart, happiness (incl. domestic happiness), peace of mind, general mindset and prospects, mental health, traditional learning, masses – followers, public image – the reflection of the soul. Additionally, landed property – real-estate, conveyances – vehicles and animals such as horses. When it comes to family relations, the considered house signifies the mother. In terms of medical astrology, the 4th house covers the chest, ribs, heart, breasts, and lungs.


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In addition to that, the 4th house also belongs to the Triangle of Salvation or Moksha Trikona which reflects the level of spirituality, seeing the hidden – transcendence, and potential of obtaining salvation. The considered house reflects the first phase of becoming spiritual with the help of a peaceful mindset and the supporting domestic environment.

In terms of the Bhavat-Bhavam (from house to house) technique, the 4th house from the Fourth House itself is the 7th house of partnerships and marital harmony. This special connection between these two houses indicates massively increased levels of harmony in all kinds of partnerships (7th) with the help of a peaceful domestic environment and righteous mind (4th). This equally means that conjugal bliss in both marriage and partnership ventures is provided by selfless intentions. It is important to make compromises in order to maintain balance, peace, and harmony. The condition and dignity of the Sun in this house give a clue whether there are compassion and righteousness inside the hearts or not.



The blend of the significations of the Sun and the fourth house promote beneficial results as the energies of the Sun resonate harmoniously with the ones of the 4th house, which is represented by Cancer and its ruler Moon.

Results of Sun in 4th House

No Directional Strength

The 10th house represents midheaven where the Sun shines the brightest and therefore gains directional strength. The 4th house, however, is the opposite of the 10th house where the Sun is not shining in the spotlight.

Sun in the 4th house, in other words, means being born around midnight when Sun completely loses its ability to shine the brightest. This mostly indicates a delay in the delivery of results indicated by Sun and its rulership in the birth chart. In severe cases, it may damage the signification of the 4th house by taking away the energy and momentum from it.

However, it does not mean that there is no positive shine of the Sun at all. In fact, there can be a lot of auspicious effects which are simply expressed privately or passively in life.

Accordingly, in order for Sun to have amplified beneficial results in the 4th house, it should be placed in favorable sign and/or saved by a dignified and well-placed 4th house lord.

Gentle Personality

As Sun loses its motivational power and directional strength in the considered house, it indicates less natural power of Sun which translates to having lower levels of asserting power and other traits related to it.

It shows that 4th House Sun individuals are very sensitive and gentle from their souls (Sun). They would rather prefer a gentle way of dealing with daily matters.

When it comes to opposition, they prefer solving challenges and conflicts passively via peaceful or non-confrontational ways.



In addition to that, these individuals become excessively sensitive to the opposition which causes taking everything personally resulting in disappointments and increased emotional pains.

Auspicious results are indicated and amplified when Sun is dignified in the 4th house making them very righteous-minded. In such a situation, their gentleness is motivated by humbleness.

On the contrary, an undignified Sun in the given house indicates having an unjust mentality. When combining this effect with Sun with no momentum, it indicates that kindness or gentleness can be caused by selfish reasons.

Insecure & Anxious Mentality

The 4th house indicates affection, emotional nourishment, and protection of all kinds. Sun without directional strength indicates having huge concerns about the mentioned matters resulting in different insecurities in souls.

The insecurity is triggered by certain self-esteem or confidence issues which causes the feeling of needing to be in control of situations and relations to increase emotional security or wellbeing.

This insecurity leads to becoming over-protective regarding the general significations of the 4th astrological house.

For instance, classical sources Saravali includes that Sun in 4th house indicates being devoid of happiness of comforts.

It is self-explanatory that when these natives are bereft from comforts and conveyances, they will become emotional regarding such matters of time.

The deep wounds caused by lack of such things generates great urge in their souls to replenish what is lost and compromise the emptiness within.

As another example, this combination can indicate a serious and strict attitude of parent or mother figures which in other words indicates having less than average parental affection. As a result, these natives become rather serious and emotionally withdrawn at times which is one of the protection layers.

With sensitive souls and a lack of emotional nourishment they simply avoid letting different people into their mental comfort zone.

If Sun is under severe negative influences, it indicates being bereft from motherly nurture and care (Mother is harsh or away constantly from native) which inflicts damage to the mental health and well-being of the native.

Overprotective Parents

Speaking of parenting matters, overprotectiveness can be also felt there. Namely, 4th House Sun individuals are likely to have parent figure, usually mother, who is very strict, disciplined, and protective.

To be specific, the loss of momentum of Sun in the given house indicates having too much restriction from parent figures which leads to becoming emotionally very sensitive and becoming dependent on many orders. This leads to deep over-protectiveness which forms a mental protective layer.

Now that emotions meet protective instincts, the mothers or major parent figures are prone to become over protective which can lead to uncomfortable situations and occasional conflicts.



Sun in the 4th house, which is represented by Moon, which signifies mother figures, indicates that fathers of these natives may take over the roles of mother for various reasons.

At the same time, the combination indicates the Mother figure being harsh, straightforward, and authoritative, just like Father figures. It equally indicates one’s Mother having great leadership abilities if the Sun is well placed in the given house.

When it comes to the native, this combination makes their heart very caring and compassionate which indicates that they make great and protective parents to their children.

Passiveness To Some Extent

Because of being subject to frequent parental restrictions, these individuals might develop passiveness to some extent. That is to say, they tend to rely on guidance from others rather than take the lead themselves.

It is completely normal to receive guidance, even when aspiring to become a leader sometime in the future. However, it is important for these natives to monitor the intentions of those who take the mentorship role in their lives.

As these individuals are easily willing to accept guidance, they are prone to become subjects of misuse resulting in being taken advantage of negatively.

Speaking of which, in Saravali is written that such individuals are prone to serving wicked authorities. Herein it is important to mention that Sun signifies authorities.



This effect can be direct result of that passiveness caused by Sun in 4th house without directional strength making them being excessively reliant on other authoritative figures. Being too acceptable sooner or later attracts wicked people to take advantage of 4th house Sun natives.

A dignified Sun in the given house improves this situation tremendously by giving good effect on it. Namely, it indicates that these individuals are blessed with good leaders whose guidance is of great light on life path.

Passive Taskmasters

Sun in the fourth house casts a direct aspect on the 10th house of authority which indicates loss of support from authoritative figures.

If the holistic chart allows, it promotes obtaining great status and authoritative position in life, but without the recognition of masses or people from the public, they may not shine in the spotlight.

Oftentimes, they avoid being in spotlight because of gentle and anxious mentality. They prefer working in the background and influence surroundings passively through fulfilling their required tasks.

If Sun is very strong, that is, in its own or the sign of its exaltation, it indicates becoming very successful in administration, leading, or management. However, this success is made in comfortable zone out of the limelight.

If Sun without directional strength is undignified in the birth chart, it indicates troubles and obstacles caused by immediate bosses or other authoritative figures.

As a result, individuals with this combination are presented with too much issues caused by bad authorities. Such auhtorities who mislead these natives or give negative influence in any other way. Being led astray, lots of difficulties may arise.’



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Spirituality

Sun signifies the 1st house, purity of soul, and potential of becoming spiritual. Its condition in the 4th house of Moksha Trikona (salvation triangle) indicates the attainment of spirituality.

This combination shows lots of difficulties which are the main catalyst for spiritual awakening. The more these individuals go through, the more their eyes open and start seeking for divine guidance or help.

Classical Interpretation

Bhrigu Sutras

In Bhrigu Sutras, it is mentioned that individuals with this combination have an increased sense of pride which will cause opposition with the members of their society.

In addition to that, such natives are emotionally sensitive and tend to respond to opposition emotionally with a hot temper.

After some struggle and delay, natives with this combination achieve a luxurious lifestyle, if Sun is well-placed sign-wise.

Furthermore, if the 4th house lord is well placed or exalted, the native will be blessed with great comforts and luxurious conveyances. This effect is stronger if the 4th lord also happens to be in the quadrant or trine house while being in a favorable sign.

As the 4th house signifies domestic happiness, land, property, it also indicates having the enjoyment of these matters as well.

Alternatively, the association of the 4th lord with the natural malefic planet (Mars, Saturn) while being in a malefic house (3rd, 6th, 8th, 12th) bereave the native from best comforts and properties. There will be also a lack of domestic happiness.

Brihat Jataka

Individuals with this combination are always troubled with stress which takes away the peace of mind. They are troubled with various dark, depressive, and negative thoughts.

Saravali

With Sun in the 4th house, there will be constant distress and lack of happiness. Furthermore, it causes being bereft of a comfortable life and conveyances which is the main reason for unhappiness and restlessness.



It is also mentioned that such natives will waste their resources. Perhaps, due to being ungrateful for what they have.

As Sun is the planet of kings and authority figures, it is also stated that such natives are involved with and controlled by harsh authorities.

Phaladeepika

The presence of the natural malefic planet Sun in the 4th house affects the significances adversely. As a result, there will be a lack of contentment in life due to a lack of friends and supportive connections.

Chamatkara Chintamani

People with this combination find no peace in their homeland which causes them to wander away from their birthplace. There is also mentioned that the presence of sinful enemies causes the loss of mental peace.

Mansagari

In classical scripture Mansagari, there are more positive effects emphasized.

People with this combination are generous and kindhearted and are fond of socializing with friends. Such individuals will be admired by authorities for these traits.

It is also mentioned that people with this well-placed combination will enjoy conveyances, beautiful homes, and comforts in general. They are inclined to gather these articles throughout life.

It is important to note that such positive results are possible when the Sun is in good dignity in the 4th house.

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Classical Sources Used: BPHS, Saravali, Brihat Jataka, Lal Kitab, Yavan Jataka. Regarding General Observations: Please include what was and wasn't accurate in the comments. Share the article with your friends using social media buttons below.

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Martin Boldovski

Warm Greetings my friends! Our desire is to share the miraculous ancient knowledge with the world with the intention to help guide people in their lifepaths. Our interpretations are all based on classical authorities of Vedic astrology and their books, as well as general observations.

4 comments

  • Very accurate description of Surya in bhava 4. The 4th house usually corresponds to the IC, or Imum Coeli. It represents a very deep and vulnerable part of the psyche. So it is well worth checking the 4th Lord, the moon, as well as any aspects to and from the sun.

  • I have this placement, weak sun, afflicted by neptune. Spot on. 1. overprotectiveness, seeking peace of mind (to the extreme); 2. wanting luxurious living but often encountering problems. 3. lack of self-confidence, no fame in public office. I can go on and on.

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