A good portion of the world right now is under some kind of stay at home order. Judging from responses online and from friends, it’s clear that some of us are adjusting better than others. To figure out why, look to the 4th house.
For example, with my 4th house stellium, I am thriving. Home is my bright spot, my port in the storm. But others aren’t so lucky. A friend of mine is losing her marbles. She is cooped up, miserable, and about five minutes away from going feral and running off into the night. I was brainstorming with her about ways to ease this when she mentioned that cleaning has been the only thing keeping her sane. I pulled up her chart and, sure enough, there was Virgo on her 4th house cusp.
If we’re staying at home more, our IC/4th house is being activated to a greater degree than normal. So the way to cope with being at home is to work with what you’ve got in the 4th house. Here are some ideas:
Aries IC or 4th house – Find an excellent home workout routine. Play video games. Become the hero by running errands for others if you can. Get moving on all those home projects that have been piling up. Go for a run.
Taurus IC or 4th house – Bake bread. Tend a garden or houseplants. Work on getting the perfect couch indentation. Rearrange your space to that every comfort you would want is within arm’s reach. Settle and put down roots.
Gemini IC or 4th house – Create a TikTok dance craze. Organize Zoom hangouts for your friends. Send quick “thinking about you” texts to everyone you know and make this quarantine less lonely. Read, play games, write, stuff yourself with new information, and keep yourself stimulated.
Cancer IC or 4th house – Rest. Cook, clean, and garden. Devote yourself to traditional household work and management. Care for others. Invest in comfort. Make your home and true sanctuary. Take time to absorb the quiet and restore your soul.
Leo IC or 4th house – Create. Make art. Rule your roost and manage household activities. Make videos and be seen that way. Get playful. Organize online game nights. Make yourself a sort of throne or command center. Experiment with your hair.
Virgo IC or 4th house – Spring clean. Simplify your space. Deliver meals to neighbors and loved ones. Update your first aid kit. Make lists of everything you want to accomplish when quarantine is lifted, and make lists of everything you have accomplished will quarantine has been in effect. Check up on your loved ones.
Libra IC or 4th house – Redecorate. Beautify your space. Have an at-home spa day. Try every makeup or crafting tutorial that catches your eye. Make sure your loved ones have everything they need. Make a Michelin star-level meal.
Scorpio IC or 4th house – Pull inward. Start really noticing the neighborhood and environment you live in. Journal. Pay attention to the ways this new experience stirs your soul, and use that as a building block for a new part of life. Fortify your defenses and protect yourself and loved ones. Purge your belongings.
Sagittarius IC or 4th house – Learn! Take one of MIT’s free courses, jump on Duolingo, see if your library has digital resources. Play travel games like Geoguessr. Build a philosophy that makes sense of the chaos. Plan a trip for next year.
Capricorn IC or 4th house – Find a project, something to build. Pare down and learn about Depression-era or other historical homesteading techniques. Create the perfect home office. Take $10 and play the stock market to see how much you can turn it into.
Aquarius IC or 4th house – Be weird. Go viral for making linguine while wearing a horsehead mask. Look toward the future. Build a new system and new rules for managing the crisis. Prep for other crises. Move your activism online.
Pisces IC or 4th house – Transcend it all. What does quarantine matter when you can explore the universe from your mind? Serve others in ways both tangible and spiritual. Meditate. Pray. Know that this is just a blip in time, and that this too shall pass.
These ideas are just a start! I highly recommend that you take a look at your chart and the condition of the 4th house. Are there any planets there? What planet rules the 4th? Personalize your quarantine plan.