VENUS IN 4TH HOUSE In Solar Return Astrology Chart
Venus in the 4th house indicates that now more than ever you need a comfortable home to serve as a retreat, a place to regenerate your vitality and nourish your emotional nature.
“Home” needs to be a supportive place, a shelter for the wounded, a protection from less hospitable environments. Home may be the place where you are now living, the place you are moving to, or the place where you grew up. It is the sustaining quality that is important, not the location. You need to feel comfortable somewhere on the face of the earth.
If you do have that warm and cozy place to call home, you will enjoy being there this year and may not care to go out much.
Rather than nights on the town, you prefer staying at home and entertaining others. If you do not have a sense of home at the present time, it will be your goal to develop a more comfortable living space over the next year. You will want your interests and needs reflected in the place you call home. The changes and decisions you make concerning your external physical environment will reflect your internal emotional changes and decisions.
You will probably redecorate your home.
Venus by itself in the 4th house usually indicates simple redecorating. Many planets in the 4th (especially when Pluto, Uranus and/or Saturn are among them) can show major renovations (and a greater tendency toward strong emotional change). If you have outer planets in the 4th with Venus, you may have the urge to redo the whole house, knock down walls or build on additions. Remodeling of this nature is more extensive and tends to take most of the year. During this time you may experience a period of discomfort and physical upheaval as you wait for the renovations to be completed.
There is a reason why the quality of the home life becomes so important.
This year can be a time of recovery and healing. Venus in the 4th is often seen in the charts of those who have experienced difficulties in the previous year or years, and who are now focusing their energy on healing old wounds. These individuals need to feel centered and whole, and they focus on their physical home as a source of comfort and rootedness. When Venus is conjunct an outer planet in the 4th house, the healing process is more complicated than simple recovery. Issues need to be resolved, and the native may experience continuing or intermittent problems related to the initial wound.
This is a good time to improve your relationship with your parents.
If your parents have already passed over, use this year to foster and recall fond memories you may have of them, especially if up until now you have only been able to remember more painful times. If your parents are still living, work to improve your relationship with them. You need that strong sense of rootedness that can come from family ties. If your relationship with your parents has always been difficult and things still don’t work out well, this is a good time to form your own roots and fond memories.
An example of the way physical and emotional concepts of home may be intertwined seems appropriate here.
A young sculptress found it very difficult to work in her studio. Her father had worked beside her for many years, bonding the wood she carved and doing some of the heavier jobs. He had died the year before, and the woman could not bear to enter the studio since it was filled with his presence. She was a sculptress without a home (studio), unable to work. While Venus was in her solar return 4th house, the woman worked with her feelings of grief. She allowed her emotions to surface, remembering her father as he was. She became reconciled to his passing and began to move ahead.
Realizing the importance of the external environment, she redecorated her studio to suit her own needs and interests. She added skylights to correct the dim lighting, large windows to enable her to see the trees in the forest, and an oak floor to enhance the natural atmosphere of her surroundings. Incorporated into the studio were things her father had used and she still needed, now placed beside those features that were purely her own. By the end of the year, the sculptress had come to better understand her father and their relationship, the influence of her physical environment, and the important role emotions play in her continuing development.
Solar Return Chart from 1st House to 12th House