Mars in the 4th House - Sleep tight, battle scarlet
People born with Mars in the 4th house have an excitable inner world. There is much inner chaos, infusing with dream, naivety, aggression, and confusion. The individual may contemplate the feeling she was abandoned on this earth, alone and unprepared. Day to day life can feel like surviving with Mars in the 4th. The individual may be reactive, emotionally charged, and dysregulated. There may be quiet and withdrawn behaviour in the workplace or around friends, but once the individual is at home amongst family the fireworks begin. Home is an energizing place. The individual may finish work and return home to re-arrange the whole house, tend to the garden, and fanatically complete domestic tasks. She may consciously or unconsciously generate conflict in the household to test the boundaries and the capacity of their love. Living much internally, the individual may hesitate and participate through imagination rather than experience. There may also be trouble with nightmares, that of being chased or violent events.
Although the individual takes pride in self sufficiency, there is a profound sensitivity present with Mars in the 4th. The emotional activity can be extremely difficult to neutralize and manage. Confrontation can be especially hurtful, not only for the things that were said to the individual, but for the guilt of said things in a moment of rage. And the individual can experience these fits of rage that can be so powerful there can be a dissociation or amnesia. There is a vulnerability with Mars in the 4th. An inner child that is often lost, puzzled about its needs, and somewhat fragmented. There may have been conflict and intimidating aggression by one or both of the parents, or the child may have been forced into independence too early, and this only exaggerated the abandonment complex. The father may have been the emotional nourishment and the sentimental influence. But life can be very exciting with Mars in the 4th. There is an ability to contemplate the daily miracle, to be inspired by new experience, and to feel like every day is fresh and sparkling. This brings a sort of radiance and sunshine to the individual’s expression. She can regenerate people who are depleted. It’s like you can feel the heat of the star she burst from.
There is a solitary nature about Mars in the 4th house. The individual appreciates being in the safety and comfort of home, and tends to provoke her own anxieties about stability and rejection. Desires are intense, and the protective instinct in Mars in the 4th can become supernatural. Swords are raised for those who dare threaten family. The individual may confront significant challenge soaking into her femininity, this part of her may have been forced into silence during childhood. There is a river of scarlet intuition flowing here. Messages from the spirit may be cataclysmic, sudden, and perceptive. Inside, the individual is being guided to what she really wants, the pure necessity beneath the emotional chaos, fear, and memories. The personality and breadth of consciousness is built from the substance of experience. Voyages through the inner and outer world generate spellbinding enchantment, a lullaby for the child inside. The destruction of the world and the softness is so apparent with Mars in the 4th, and she crosses between combat and hypnosis, fighting for a palace she hasn’t built yet.