A person with Sun in the 4th house is focused on the development of their early roots, which include immediate family, heritage and ancestral background. This sphere of life describes the emotional undercurrents and hidden factors that shape our conscious personality. The family background, therefore, affects individual confidence and identity, so it is important for those with this placement to have their own home which he/she can be proud. Sometimes this is also experienced as an important need towards introversion and introspection. The type may wish to concentrate on their most private sphere, and will want to stay at home for protection and shelter.
The relationship with the father may have been important and the solar light is projected onto a male figure in the home. In addition, the individual is heavily influenced by his/her father’s wants and creative expression. The past, undoubtedly, has a powerful influence over the unfolding personality. Often there will be a need to find fulfillment through creating a home that gives the type a sense of security and safety. It’s all about coming back to one’s origins, and digging inside for the depths of their early feelings. Some with this placement also need to stay near the childhood home, maintaining early relationships and re-creating the nostalgic feeling.
By the same token, some leave and emigrate from their early home and re-create their roots. The struggle is individuating separately from the family, because the past usually equals safety and what is known. The Sun here is strongly traditional and has a strong urge to settle down. Their attention may be particularly focused on the parents and habitat. Arguably, there is a strong need to shine in one’s dwelling place, and the individual may work from home. It is also likely that, the person will be focused on spiritual and inner development.
The sense of a “me-in-here” provided by the I.C and the 4th house lends an inner unity to all thought, feelings, perceptions, and actions. In the same way, we are biologically self-maintaining and self- regulating, the IC and 4th house serve to maintain the individual characteristics of the self in stable form.” By Howard Sasportas The Twelve Houses
If the rest of the chart is in accord, the individual may be very private, introverted and subjective. Personal security lies at the core of the personality, and it will be made eve more important in the future. Furthermore, deep family attachments occur through both positive and negative experiences. The need to establish strong foundations in the world and emotional stability are powerful factors in the destiny of the individual.
With her Sun in Leo in the 4th house, the chef Julia Child is recognized as a television personality. Julia’s father was an important man; he graduated from Princeton and was a Land Manager. Julia built a home with her husband near a Provence town. And they named it La Pitchoune, meaning “the little one.” Child’s own home was transformed into a kitchen with a television set and so it was made a central part of the home.