The circle of the astrological chart is divided into 12 sections which are called houses. Of those 12 houses, each one covers a particular area of one’s life and is associated with the energy of a zodiac sign, ruling planet, and a set of specific tarot cards. 

We put together a simplified guide to the 12 astrological houses here ( ), so we’re going to look into what tarot cards are associated with each house, their general meaning, plus how that can play out in the context of the house. 

The Fourth House is also called the House of Home and Family and is associated with the sign of Cancer under the ruling planet, the Moon. The Major Arcana cards that are associated with the Fourth House are The Chariot and due to the Moon ruler also The High Priestess card. 

The Chariot and the Moon are cards that speak about making progress on a chosen path and making emotional connections on which one builds a whole life and future. In their more shadowy side, these cards talk about focusing on the idea of getting that picture-perfect end result and rushing through the stages of building it, resulting in a structure that is not solid, but wobbly instead. There’s also an element of potentially toxic or codependent connections, built not on healthy energy exchange but on the self-sabotaging feeling of not being able to cope on one’s self. 

The Minor Arcana tarot cards associated with the First House are: Ace of Cups, Two of Cups, Three of Cups, Four of Cups, Queen of Cups, and potentially any of the Queens, since they are the Water element of their respective Courts. 

This area of the Suit of Cups speaks about emotional potential and connections, family celebrations and major familial events, and the loving and nurturing mothering nature of the Feminine Energy. In their shadow side though, these cards may talk about disinterest or a jaded attitude towards familial bonds and connections, emotional detachment, and potentially extramarital affairs. There might also be a shadow sense of emotional disconnect from self and one’s gut feelings or intuitive insights, which could result in making terribly uninspired choices with long-term consequences – like choosing the wrong life partner, for instance. 

Now that you know what tarot cards are associated with the Fourth House energy, you can pick up on it as it shows up in your readings.