A Little Insight of House 4th and 10th: Family Dynamics

I found some interesting pattern that if at least one planet in 4th house but no planet in 10th house or vice versa, then there’s a high probability that one parental figure is very ‘dominant’ than the others.

I’m writing this article with the same intention as the previous one: to share my insight about astrology based on my observation of the chart. Although this one I’m confident that this knowledge could be used as insight for our astrological practice, it still needs more time to observe its validity.

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So, what I’m talking about? I’m discussing the 4th house and 10th house in astrology. Usually, astrologers said that the 4th house is regarding mother and the 10th house about father, or vice versa, depending on which approach you learn so far. But since every country has its own culture about parenting, I think that those mother-father information in the 4th and 10th house are not relevant anymore.

I kinda agree with writing from Kris Brandt Riske from the book ” Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Astrology “, for let’s just say that 4th house related to parental figure that makes ‘rules’ in the house, while 10th house related to parental figure that going outside the house for work. In this case, we can add many layers of interpretation, since nowadays man doesn’t always have more money than woman while woman doesn’t always become a ‘full-time housewife ‘.

I think that the 4th and 10th house interpretations are very related to co-parenting trend in this modern era.

After you know my interpretation about those houses, let’s jump into some insight about the 4th and 10th house interpretation. Here I’ve found two interesting patterns in the astrology chart.

Pattern 1: if at least one planet is in 4th house but no planet in 10th house or vice versa, then the native is being cared AS IF being cared by SINGLE PARENT

I found some interesting pattern that if at least one planet in 4th house but no planet in 10th house or vice versa, then there’s a high probability that one parental figure is very ‘dominant’ than the others.

It can be two things: the native is being raised with one figure very dominant over the others, or the native’s biological mother/ father passes away at a relatively early age.

For the first scenario, most of the time because of some circumstances, only one parent figure sets the rules in the house while at the same time, he/ she goes to work. Another parental figure will likely not be very dominant or give the very least value to the native’s life. Maybe because of the family’s culture, or maybe because they are divorced and the native just follows one of them, or simply because one biological father/ mother just does not really care about the native.

The other probability is, one of biological parent figure is died in the native’s early life. But in this case, we need to be very careful here. We should ask the native condition through some question like…. “Is one parent figure very dominant in raising you? Which one? How’s the other figure take care of you?” than playing some ‘psychic trick’ here. At least, that’s my approach as Astrology Consultant.

Example of Pattern 1

Here we look some example of celebrity chart as if being raised by single parent.

Barrack Obama
Official Portrait of Barrack Obama, 2012 from Wikipedia
Barrack Obama , WholeSign House , from Astro.com

Barrack Obama has his parent divorced and raised by his mother, Ann Durham with the help of his maternal grandparent. In his chart, we see 4th house with no planet while neptune is in his 10th house.

The next one is …

Halle Berry
Berry at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con , from wikipedia
Halle Berry , WholeSign House , from astro.com

Halle Berry and her sister, are raised by single mother, Judith Ann after their father left when she was only 4 years old. She has Moon, Mercury, and Sun in Leo, 4th house while no planets in Aquarius, 10th house.

Now the last example…,

Jay-Z 2011, from Wikipedia
Jay-Z, WholeSign House, from astro.com

Jay-Z and his 3 siblings were raised in Brooklyn by his mother, Gloria, after their father abandoned the family. He has Sun and Mercury in Sagittarius, 4th house while no planet in Gemini, 10th house. Remember, MC is a ‘point’ not a real planet.

Before moving on to another pattern, I want to clarify, it’s not necessarily mean that all children raised by a single parent will have the same pattern in the 4th and 10th house; even a child without those patterns still has the potential to be raised only by one dominant parental figure. But from my experience, all my clients with that pattern, have one very dominant parent figure. So yeah, it’s not the other way around.

Ok, unto 2nd pattern…

Pattern 2: if no planet is in the 4th and 10th house, there’s a high probability that the native is raised not with the biological parent.

I found that while doing some consultation, if the native chart has no planet, both in the 4th and 10th house, it means that they are being raised not by biological mother and father. Either they are being raised by their parent’s sibling (like uncle/ aunt) because of some circumstances, by their grandparent, or by the foster parent. In some extreme cases, the native is adopted either because their parent can’t raise them in some way, or they have already passed away.

This is also a sensitive topic, so if you want to use this analysis, I recommend approaching this softly. For example, ask/ confirm the client like, “Who raised you at your early age if I may know?” or “Is somehow, because of some circumstances, you’re raised not by the biological parent?”

Example of Pattern 2

Ok, the first one is…

John Lennon
John Lennon 1969, from wikipedia
John Lennon, WholeSign Houses, from astro.com

Many accounts of John Lennon’s early life are ambiguous, but one thing that certainly is, from childhood to adolescence, he’s raised by his aunt, Mimi Smith, and Mimi’s husband. We see there are no planets in the 4th and 10th house.

Next one is…

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs, from wikipedia
Steve Jobs, WholeSign House, from astro.com

Steve Jobs’s biological parents were unmarried, and adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs. In his chart, we see no planets in his 4th and 10th house.

Ruth Westheimer
Ruth Westheimer 2018, from Wikipedia
Ruth Westheimer, WholeSign House, from astro.com

She’s known as Dr. Ruth, a Jewish German – American Sex Therapist. From Wikipedia, we know she was sent to an orphanage while she was 10 and her parent were killed in the concentration camp in World War II. As we see in her chart, no planets in the 4th and 10th house.

I’m seeing this kind of pattern mostly when I’m using WholeSign House System or Equal House System. In my experience, these patterns can’t be reversed, which means we still find a native in foster care even though there’re planets in the 4th and 10th house. But…., if we see the native chart and 4th and 10th house are missing planet, then there’s a high probability they are cared not by biological parent…, and it doesn’t mean that their parent passes away. It’s best to think that some external circumstances make their biological parent can’t raise their children. 

Final Thought

Although I found this pattern intriguing, especially by using the Wholesign house system (and sometimes in equal house system), I’m not asking this kind of question directly like “Is your parent died?” since it’s too judging (and I might be wrong about that). But I’m usually asking in a softer approach like, “How’s your parent? Are they taking care of you while you are still a child?”.

Hope this article can contribute to astrology knowledge at large and become useful in your astrology reading practice.

For Astrology and Tarot Consultation, feel free to book me through WhatsApp at +62 81808034145 or email RendyFudoh@gmail.com

Author: Rendy Fudoh

Tarot Reader , Astrologer , and Creative Project Maker. Whatsapp: +62 81808034145 / +62 8777 200 1885 Email : RendyFudoh@gmail.com

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