With the Sun located in the 4th house of the natal chart, an individual has his family affairs as a basis during all his life. The native’s biggest dream is to create a big family, own a big house and become the respected leader among them, connecting all of his kin under his presence. Such an aspect creates a person who loves traditions and will somehow invest efforts in preserving them.
As the fourth house is responsible the roots, the home and the family where the individual is born, having the brightest object of the sky in this house illuminates all affairs that it rules. This aspect tends to bring prosperity in the latter parts of one’s life, as he chooses to progress slowly but steadily. A native with the Sun located there will plan long-term, and this will definitely bring him success through small steps. He will not spend a lot of money in having fun but rather keep what he earns for his family and for the future days.
Having the Sun in the house of your roots may signify being a descendant of an aristocratic or well-known family. This aspect gives pride of your roots, and plays an important role in your self-esteem. There can be some legacy coming from his ancestors; even some objects that are passing through the generations- of which he will also be very proud and display them in his home for the public.
The fourth house rules the less dominant parent, or the parent who stays at home. Usually, the astrologers claim that it always rules the mother. The presence of Sun in this house makes either the mother very dominant or the father frequently present at home during the native’s childhood. If the Sun is in a harsh aspect with Pluto, the father might have died during the native’s early years or elsehow abandoned the family. This aspect makes the mother receive the role of the father in raising the native. Generally, the childhood years are remembered as a bright period; this will furthermore make him strive towards creating a family of his own and offering a balanced surrounding for his children to grow.
The Sun in the 4th house makes the native be very interested in the tradition of his family, of his birthplace or of his nation. He will invest a lot of time and effort in learning them and trying to preserve them. This could be anything from traditional handcrafts, dances, music or arts. Such people are not only saving traditions but also reviving them. In many occasions they can gain a lot of wealth connected to what they try to save from oblivion; this will mostly happen when their 2nd house cusp lies in Leo, if their natal Sun is sextiling a benefic planet in the 2nd house or if it forms some positive natal aspect to the ruling planet of the 2nd house.
When the Sun is located in the 4th house it creates an interest in the real estate, in agriculture and anything connected with land. The native will have a lot of success if he chooses such careers, especially when his natal Sun is positively aspecting planets connected with the 10th house. There are high possibilities that he will receive land and houses from his ancestors, and becomes rich through selling them. Another possibility is that the native receives a ready business that his ancestors are running for a long time. This could be a traditional restaurant, a small factory which produces a small trademark product or drink, or anything else that includes the soul of the family during long years.
For such kind of individuals, a solid foundation to live is an important priority. They need to feel kings of their castles and create a nest for their offsprings, to be both able to protect them but also to rule over them. If you have your Sun adversely aspected by malefics, be careful of being over-dominant towards your family. You might be thinking that you offer them stability, but cutting the wings of your youngsters will create them traumas- probably the same type that your parents created in you. Break this pattern now, otherwise this will continue as a tradition in your family!