Today, 4th house lord sitting in 9th house.
So first of all, let's see what 4th house & 9th house represent -
4th house represents your home, home environment, homeland, mother, nourishment, childhood friends, peace of mind, conveniences, intuition etc.
9th house represents Higher Education, Philosophy, Religion, Law, Faith, Fortune, Gurus, Teachings of Father (as father is 1st Guru we get) etc.
Now, what does it mean to have 4th house lord sitting in 9th house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 4th house of your horoscope is sitting in the 9th house of horoscope.
Now, what is the impact of having 4th house lord sitting in 9th house?
Its generic interpretation is that this native's home environment is going to be very religious and filled with higher learning. Mother would be a highly religious lady. This person can go to a far distant place for the purpose of higher studies. This also shows someone leaving his homeland and settling with people of different ethnicity. It may not be a foreign settlement but going to a far distant place in same country like a Sikh person in India is studying in South India.
Now, results may be different due to aspect, conjunctions of other planets or the planet being Retrograde or Combust. Moreover, now we also need to check the strength of 9th house lord as 4th house lord is going in 9th house. So again, Overall Chart Reading is important.
So, let's see how different planets will behave differently as 4th house Lord in 9th house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Taurus Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 4th house with Leo sign and sits in the 9th house in the sign of Capricorn. As Sun is in enemy sign and in the sign of restriction and limitation, it shows that you received a restricted love from your father. Your Father is very strict and disciplinarian and there were constant ego clashes between you and your father. It wont be too harsh to say that both father and child will treat each other as enemy. It also shows that your higher learning came from people who are strict and authoritative. It shows that father may be working with Govt or Law Agency.
Moon - So it is Aries Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 4th house with Cancer sign and sits in 9th house in Sagittarius. As Moon is in friendly sign, it shows a very good relation with mother. Mother becomes like a Guru for the native. Mother guides the native with her higher wisdom and philosophical knowledge in his obstacles of life. It also shows someone going away from homeland and staying with people of different ethnicity to gain higher knowledge.
Mars - Mars can be 4th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Capricorn Ascendant - So if it is Capricorn Ascendant, Mars rules 4th & 11th house and sits in 9th house in Virgo sign. It shows a person who has constant battles and arguments with his teachers. Likewise, he will have struggles with his mother and people at home. He will never find a Guru or Teacher with whom he can agree. They will make their own effort to gain higher knowledge and become their own Gurus. It also shows someone who is a lawyer. Relation with Mother may suffer heavily.
Leo Ascendant - Now if it is Leo Ascendant, Mars rules 4th & 9th house and sits in 9th house in Aries sign. This position is much better than the earlier one. Although there may be some arguments or disputes with mother on some issues, but at the same time person will be very protective of home and mother. In matters of higher learning, they will assert their individuality, means the trait of disagreeing with teachers will be at its pinnacle here. They will be headstrong to gain higher wisdom and will put any effort they may have to.
Mercury - Mercury also can be 4th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Pisces Ascendant - If it is Pisces Ascendant, Mercury rules 4th & 7th houses and sits in 9th house in Scorpio. For them, higher knowledge relates to occult and mysticism. It shows home environment is filled with occult stuff and there is regular communication with family members regarding occult matters. Their higher education is in the field of mysticism. Mother may be an occult practitioner too. They can become master occult practitioner or mystic. Relation with Mother or Gurus may go through a transformation.
Gemini Ascendant - If it is Gemini Ascendant, then Mercury rules 4th & 1st house and sits in 9th house in Aquarius. Here relations with mother are much better as Mercury is in friendly sign. Here person wants to do research on religion, philosophy and other subjects of higher education and use that research for higher good of all. Like, they won't research what Bible says, but they will research who wrote the Bible and what authority he had to write the Bible? So, they may have this weird approach towards religion.
Venus - Venus also can be 4th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Aquarius Ascendant - If it is Aquarius Ascendant, Venus rules 4th & 9th house and sits in 9th house in Libra sign. Both positions of Venus here are great as it is either in its own sign Libra or in its exaltation sign Pisces. This shows person loves higher philosophical knowledge. This person loves travelling to far distant places. They fall in love with partner of other ethnicity. Their marriage partners are either from different religion or caste. It also shows someone having a home and vehicles away at far distant place. Relation with Mother are very good.
Cancer Ascendant - If it is Cancer Ascendant, Venus rules 4th & 11th house and sits in 9th house in Pisces sign, where it is exalted. All the good results written above for Venus are increased manifold here as Venus is exalted. Additionally, exalted Venus gives a situation of unconditional divine love. Means their love is much more spiritual and divine then anyone else. Other things are same as above.
Jupiter - Jupiter also can be 4th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Virgo Ascendant - If it is Virgo Ascendant, Jupiter rules 4th & 7th house and sits in 9th house in Taurus Sign. This may not give an ideal relation with mother as Jupiter is in enemy sign but it is not going to be the worst too. Here, person leaves the homeland & mother and travels to far distant places for higher education. Higher Education is of great importance for him and he himself becomes a Guru but only negative thing here is aim. As Jupiter is in Taurus sign, which represents Wealth, the sole aim behind getting the higher education is to gain wealth. We will see in next para how is it bad?
Sagittarius Ascendant - If it is Sagittarius Ascendant, Jupiter rules 4th & 1st house and sits in 9th house in Leo. As Jupiter is in friendly sign here, this position is much better than earlier. This person will also leave homeland and mother, will go to a far distant place and receive higher education. He will also become a Guru but now becoming a Guru is for spreading knowledge and wisdom to others. This person becomes a light or guide to others through his divine knowledge and due to guiding people he gets authority and wealth. So, Wealth is Ancillary here, it is just the result or by-product of his actions. In earlier situation, person is taking actions because of motivation of wealth. Here, relation with mother will be very good and home environment will be religious.
Saturn - Saturn also can be 4th house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 4th house lord, Saturn in 9th house (for Libra/Scorpio Ascendants respectively) shows that person's relation with mother faces one after the other many obstacles. Either native is away from Home or Mother is away from Home. Here, gaining higher knowledge becomes a tough job. Saturn blocks the higher studies of person till 30s. They will find hard to get right Guru and right knowledge till mid life. They won't find philosophies of others as true. Their far distant travels won't yield desired results till mid 30s. It may also give stress in relation with father as person disagrees with teachings of father.
Rahu - If Rahu is 4th house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 9th house in Cancer then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Cancer in 9th house will transform Rahu as Moon as Rahu changes its nature as per the lord of sign it is placed in. So, it will become much like Moon in 9th house as discussed above but at the same time, Rahu's basic nature of being insatiable will remain there. This shows a person who is obsessive about world philosophies and knowing all he could. This person would like to know every religion, philosophy and its people. They are highly emotionally attached with their higher learning and Gurus. Don't be surprised if you find them as Voracious Readers of Religious books.
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 4th house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 9th house in Aries then 1st of all we need to make sure of Mars' position as it is the main ruler. As Ketu isolates/separates a person from the things related to the house Ketu is sitting, here it separates person from his Gurus and Higher Learning, means this person will always find Gurus who are in disagreement with native. There is never a connect between the two. Native thinks that real knowledge of religion and philosophy is something else then what is taught to him by his Gurus. He always feels that his teachers are below par.
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer.
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