Fourth House: Cancer the Crab
The Fourth House represents the childhood home and all that this implies. It is
the place of our deepest personal roots. It is both home and homeland or, more accurately, both
mother and motherland. It is the house of tradition and the place of our most intimate and ingrained
nourishing. It is also the place of our ending, for from dust we come and to dust we go. This is
the Nadir of the wheel -- its lowest point. This is the womb of eternity, where all things come
into Being and pass out of Being again. It is the house of Genesis and also of Nemesis.
Here we find the tenets of traditional Western astrology in all their glory --
the planets, the signs, the houses and the stars. We do not know where astrology is going, but
this is certainly where it has been. We welcome all contributions of new material to this area.