Ah, the Fourth Astrological House--otherwise known as there is no place like home. Only one problem though--home is where the heart is, and there is a good chance the heart is somewhere other than where it is.
The Fourth house concerns family and nurturing and by extension the mother. The typical ruler of this house cusp is Cancer. Needless to say, there are a lot of emotions here. The fourth house is also the "darkest" place in the astrological chart, and so it can be a bit spooky. Rather like being under a tree such that one can look up and see the roots, when one goes downwards one is going to see some worms and other crawling things.
This is a place of feeling and also foundation. What is the bedrock of the emotional nature of the Native and their family? The Fourth house makes us ask these questions along with what constitutes family. Oftentimes it turns out, in this house, that things are not always as they seem. The desire to feel a certain way or nurture in a certain way may be clouding the truth. Start digging, says Cancer, until you find something that is a stable foundation.
Sometimes the fourth house has an association with feet but classically it concerns the stomach since the stomach is key to how we nuture our own bodies with food. It is not the same as digestion, as we will later see. It certainly will tell you about the mother of the native, as well as how the native is likely to emotionally relate to themselves in addition to others.
Now that we have hit the lowest of the chart, surely we must be moving up? Head to the next house and find out!