A person with Sun in the 4th house is focused on the development of their early roots, which include immediate family, heritage and ancestral background. The fourth house describes the emotional undercurrents and hidden factors that shape our conscious personality.
The family background affects individual confidence and identity, so it is important for those with this placement to have their own home which they can be proud. Sometimes this also experienced as an important need towards introversion and introspection and they wish to concentrate on their most private sphere, and they may want to stay at home for protection and shelter.
Usually, the relationship with the father may have been important and the solar light is sometimes projected onto male figures in the home. In addition, the individual is heavily influenced by his father’s wants and creative expression and the past has a powerful influence over the unfolding personality.
Often the individual will find fulfillment through creating a home that gives them a sense of security and safety. It's coming back to one's origins, and digging inside for the depths of their early feelings. Some people need stay near the childhood home, maintaining early relationships and re-creating the nostalgic feeling.
By the same token, some leave and emigrate from their early home and re-create their roots. The struggle is individuating separately from the family because the past usually equals safety and what is known.
These people are strongly traditional, and possess a strong urge to settle down. Their attention may be particularly focused on the parents and habitat. Arguably, there is a strong need to shine in one's dwelling place, and the individual may work from home. It is also likely that, the person will be focused on spiritual and inner development.
“The sense of a “me-in-here” provided by the I.C and the 4th house lends an inner unity to all thought, feelings, perceptions and actions. In the same way we are biologically self-maintaining and self- regulating, the IC and 4th house serve to maintain the individual characteristics of the self in stable form.” By Howard Sasportas
If the rest of the chart is in accord, the fourth house individual may be very private, introverted and subjective. Personal security lies at the core of the personality and deep family attachments occur through both positive and negative experiences. The need to establish strong foundations in the world and emotional stability are powerful factors in the destiny of the individual.
Julia Child is recognised as a chef and television personality, with her Sun in Leo in the 4th house. Julia’s father was an important man; he graduated from Princeton and was a Land Manager. Julia built a home with her husband near a Provence town. And they named it La Pitchoune, meaning “the little one”. Child’s own home was transformed into kitchen with a television set.