you felt cramped for space recently when you look around your home? Perhaps
you’ve decided it may be too small, or your family has outgrown its charms.
Maybe your job has been transferred, or you just inherited a windfall
and want to put your money into new bricks.
if you don’t currently own a home, you may be feeling the wanderlust.
One reason for the restlessness could be the movement of one of the outer
planets in a key area of your chart. Outer planets are Jupiter, Saturn,
Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. This “movement” you may be experiencing is
called a transit. Transits are the current places of the planets in the
heavens by sign and degree. Where these transits occur in your own chart
influences actions or events that are unfolding, including when you are
likely to move.
Will I Know When it is Time to Move?
motion of transiting planets gives clues regarding the desire or timing
of a move. Transits energize your chart as they move from house to house.
Inner planets move quickly through a house in weeks or months. Their vibrations
are temporary in nature. These planets are the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and
Mars. Their movement is not likely to support a major move, but a
favorable influence from transiting planets may help you with timing and
settling financial matters. They would be essential in erecting both an
electional chart (a chart that would give you a favorable date and time
for closing on your loan), or a horary chart (one that answers questions
about whether the property or the agent you are considering is right for
you or whether you should pay the asking price).
planets move more slowly, and may activate a house in your chart for several
years. Space will not permit us to cover each of the outer planets and
their full potential in this article. We will concentrate on the Fourth
House of home that was described in the companion article, “Home
Sweet Home”. In astrology, the Fourth House is the department
of life concerned with land and real estate, house and home. When planets
move through the Fourth House, expect some action on the home front.
Jupiter transits your natal Fourth House, you often sell or purchase a
home. Those with Taurus or Gemini on the cusp may be contemplating a housing
transaction in the 2000-2001 period. Should your natal Moon be located
in the Fourth House as well, get ready to sign the contract when Jupiter
conjuncts the Moon. Jupiter moving to the cusp of your Fourth House often
signals a move, a transfer, a plum real estate opportunity, inheritance
of real estate or a contract for major home renovations.
is finishing a two-and-a-half year cycle in Taurus, and may mean a strategic
real estate investment for affected individuals. First-time buyers often
purchase their starter home during a Saturn transit, lending credibility
to Saturn’s tendency to take on new financial burdens or juggle responsibilities.
Uranus transit often means one or more moves in a seven-year period. Sometimes,
the move is totally unexpected. Those with Aquarius on the cusp of the
Fourth House should take notice. Uranus is transiting the sign Aquarius
until the end of 2003. Some of my clients have experienced damage to their
homes due to natural disasters that necessitated a move (hailstorms, tornadoes
and earthquakes). Thanks to insurance coverage, they have replacement
homes or made major renovations that gave them what feels like a totally
Neptune transits to your Fourth House, you may desire a move near water or
seek a property with a swimming pool. Remember that Neptune deals with
illusions and make sure you check all the plumbing and bathroom fixtures
for telltale signs of leaks before you sign on the dotted line.
you are experiencing a Pluto transit through your Fourth House, you have
major transformations, although slow ones, in the works. A residential
change could be part of the cycle of new beginnings that you desire at
a deep level. Chances are you will stay planted in the new location for
a long time.
open up opportunities in the houses or departments of life in which they
occur. The eclipses are moving to the sign Cancer in July. If you have
Cancer on the cusp of the Fourth House, you may find your dream home in
the next two years. Be sure to visit your mortgage broker and get pre-approved
for an affordable loan. Then find a savvy agent to guide you in your search.