spring, inviting “for sale” signs magically appear in residential
neighborhoods. Homeowners ready to move want their house on the market
ahead of the competition. Sellers know that blooming spring flowers
and lush green trees make their properties particularly attractive
to would-be buyers. At the local nursery, motivated sellers buy decorative
mulch and flowering shrubs that showcase property assets. Even balconies
on high-rise condos sprout window boxes and leafy potted plants that
entice leisure-loving buyers to enjoy the view. Paint sales increase
since owners with the incentive for a quick sale spruce up their homes
from the inside out.
successful real estate agent will tell you that buyer traffic increases
in the spring and so does the demand for open houses. Clients looking
for new spaces want a close-up look at the detailed charms each listed
home offers. Most potential buyers have an idea of the features they
would like in their new residences and want to see if these prospects
live up to their expectations. The agent’s job is to find the house
that matches the client’s wish list and pocketbook.
astrology, the Fourth House is the department of life concerned with
land and real estate. Its natural “ruler,” or planet associated with
that house, is the Moon, at home in the sign Cancer, which is also
associated with the Moon. However, in a birthchart, any one of the
twelve signs can be found on the cusp, or “front door” of this house.
house in one’s chart, the sign on the cusp and its associated planet
and planets residing in the house depict people affiliated with all
phases of home buying and selling. This list includes land developers,
architects, homebuilders, construction workers, real estate agents
and brokers, investors, landlords, property managers, mortgage bankers
or brokers, appraisers, closing agents, insurance specialists, buyers,
sellers and decorators.
Is Where Your Heart Is
the “wrong” house is a costly mistake, since a home purchase is one
of your largest investments. Did you know that your astrological chart
holds clues about the type of home you might find attractive? The
sign on the cusp of the Fourth House often describes outstanding characteristics
of your physical home. The planet that is associated with that sign,
and any planets that take up residence in the house, elaborate on
the style and use of your personal space. You may have unique decorating
preferences, or a desire for enough land to garden or install a swimming
pool. Understanding your true needs will help you choose the perfect
home that reflects the lifestyle you desire.
Gemini on the Fourth House cusp you might enjoy an urban setting convenient
to your favorite shops, workplace, social activities and the city
library. Since Mercury, the planet of communication, is associated
with Gemini, you’ll want space for a home office or lots of built-in
bookshelves. Individuals who have Aries on the Fourth House cusp want
one or more fireplaces in the home. The preferred décor, and often
the front door, includes shades of red. Scorpio on the Fourth wants
a private, romantic bedroom and many dramatic touches. With the signs
Libra and Taurus on the cusp, you may have a music room or an artist’s
studio in your treasured space. Harmony in the décor is a must.
on the cusp wants all the bells and whistles in the kitchen and a
formal dining room to serve delectable meals in an elegant setting.
With the Moon “mothering” this house, you often entertain guests or
could have relatives living with you, possibly your mother. You’ll
also desire a place to display your precious antiques. Jupiter’s association
with the sign Sagittarius means your home is a significant purchase
and you’ll expect a windfall when it’s time to sell. With Sagittarius
on the cusp you could write your book in a spacious home library with
an inspiring view of your tree-lined landscape. Exotic travel influences
your decorating scheme and showcases your liberal use of imported
fabrics or tapestries.
of Virgo cusps have greenhouse windows to display their herbal gardens
and exotic grapefruit trees to accent the home’s architectural recesses.
You’ll know a Leo front door by the distinctive doorknocker and elegant
brass hardware. With Aquarius in residence, the wiring package has
to have enough voltage to handle their sophisticated computer equipment
and other electronic media. These owners usually dedicate an entire
room to web surfing and video games. Pisces on the cusp wants a secluded
garden with a waterfall to meditate, work or write outdoors. They
usually favor spacious bathrooms with separate tubs and showers and
plenty of storage for aromatic bath and grooming products.
Fourth House and Your Agent
sign on your Fourth House cusp could indicate the Sun sign of your
real estate agent. My own Taurus Fourth House is the setting for my
home-based business. I have attracted three Taurus agents as clients,
and several others with Ascendant, Sun or Moon in Taurus who are architects,
interior designers, decorators or mortgage brokers.
you know individuals with Saturn in this house or Capricorn on the
cusp, find out if they are employed as real estate professionals.
They usually find the best homes for the best value. Get to know them
if you’re thinking about moving. Size up their potential and credibility
in the field. You may want to enlist their services!