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Eris in 4th House


The 12 Houses of astrology are symbolic of the all the departments that make up human life. The planets and zodiac signs will manifest themselves most strongly in the sphere of life represented by the House in which they fall on your chart. Houses are not "energies" like the elements or planets, nor do they color the expression of energies like the zodiac signs do. The houses are WHERE these energies are most likely to manifest. The houses are the fields of experience, not the experience themselves.

Eris in 4th House

Eris defines that aspect of ourselves that is at odds with the cultural norm. It’s the part that stands against what everyone does for the sake of living their truth.

People with Eris in the fourth house of home, family, domestic matters and inherited tendencies, are here to transform dysfunctional family patterns and distortions around upbringing which have led to unhealthy self-esteem, or an overly rebellious nature. This journey allows the person to recognize how much their past conditions have contributed to their current problems

The quality of relationship with one’s mother and the amount of healthy nurturing received, influences how one responds to life’s situations. With Eris here the person may have rebelled against the structures and roles within the family upbringing which they deem dysfunctional or unsupportive. Often this placement indicates the “black sheep” in the family who has come to rock the boat and loosen up rigidity within the family ancestral structures.

This placement may also create divide due to unequal power distribution within the home and as a result of not receiving adequate care, the Eris person may grow up with bitter, often resulting in breaking away from the family system and rebelliously following their own lead opposite to the family roots.

When Eris resides in your fourth house, you were here to shake up the roots within your family home as a means of taking a stand against the imbalance of power and rigid systems that oppressed you.

This is the house of learning to take care of your own needs, mothering yourself , as you were not mothered, so that you may experience healthier experiences within your reality.

This is achieved through the process of owning your individuality and uniqueness as you release any unhealthy connections to conditioning you may have taken on as a child. This will ensure that you do not repeat the same patterns within your adult created family and the roots of the past are not perpetuated.

This is the opportunity to create a healthy family that carries the foundations of balanced power, freedom of expression and individuality.

Useful Eris in 4th House Crystals