By Jade Emory
Oahu Island News, April
and the 4th House of
Home & Garden
The placement of the moon
and the 4th "house" of the birth chart indicate home, land
real estate and gardening.
An Aries moon, or Mars influencing
the 4th house encourages creativity and athleticism at home, modern
furniture, bright colors, loud music, a home gym and yard work (yard
A Taurus moon, or Venus influencing
the 4th house is often expressed in decor that is sensuously gratifying,
peaceful music, and lavish natural surroundings with flowers, herbs
and vegetables, all planted in an artistic manner.
A Gemini moon, or Mercury
influencing the 4th house implies a home that is a retreat to nourish
the mind with books, educational TV, jazz, light socializing with neighbors,
and a low-maintanance diverse garden.
A Cancer moon, or the moon
in one's 4th house indicates a secure home, a psychological refuge,
with meals carefully planned and nourishing. Decor includes antiques,
especially family heirlooms. Gardens are considered a neccessity and
a pleasure, including trees and rocks.
A Leo moon, or the sun in
the 4th house wants a home spacious enough to host parties and listen
to music (opera or rock). Its decor is dramatic, theatrical and flamboyant,
with red or orange as preferred colors. Its yard is an outdoor recreational
playroom with kids in mind.
A Virgo moon, or Mercury
in the 4th house needs an orderly neat home environment, with pure water
and clean air. Home office space is common. Healthy diet is imperative,
so its garden is usually organic. Music tends to repetitive chants,
and small pets provide emotional equilibrium.
A Libra moon, or Venus in
the 4th house has refined taste and enjoys pastel colors in an artistic,
symetrically balanced decor. Often one prefers to live with a partner.
The Libra garden exhibits this same harmonious distribution of elements,
especially woth gorgeous ornamental flowers.
A Scorpio moon, or Pluto
in the 4th house needs privacy, even secrecy in its home life. Design
choices include deep rich colors reflective of its inner capacity for
intense passion. Its garden includes root plants, such as taro, and
a hiding place for a spare key.
A Sagittarius moon, or Jupiter
in the 4th house often resides far from its place of birth. It loves
unpretentious, unspoiled, and uncultivated nature in its environment.
Decor often includes religious pictures, symbols or statues, and inspirational
music. Low maintanance gardening provides both grounding and a sense
of spiritual integration.
A Capricorn moon, or Saturn
in the 4th house prefers older homes with antique furnishings, insulated
from intrusive neighbors with secure fences and large bushes. The color
black is often part of the decor. In addition to privacy, its gardens
nourish the family.
An Aquarius moon, or Uranus in the 4th house enjoys a high-density home
with decor rooted in cultural identity, even if different from biological
heritage. The home includes abstract art, electric colors, ethnic or
electronic music, and computers which link one to the rest of the world.
Communal gardens for the benefit of others are its best connection to
A Pisces moon, or Neptune
in the 4th house needs privacy and solitude. It often prefers mellow,
new-age music and cool colors. Gardens may include waterfalls or streams
as meditation sanctuaries which "melt away stress."
Oahu Island News Contributing
Editor Jade Emory holds degrees in psychology and education, has taught
in American and Canadian universities and has been a counselor since
1970. She may be reached at 808-429-2411 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.