In one of my Facebook groups, a member requested more information on the IC. I will provide a detailed study of the IC and its conjunctions. TThe conjunction is the strongest aspect in all of astrology. With the IC, I look at conjunctions only. Yes, other close aspects would matter, but one has to confine oneself to the most important things. If not, the chart would take weeks to decipher. As it is, a professional natal chart takes me four or five days to complete.
The IC is the angle of childhood. The IC shows is the nature and flavor of our childhood. Hence, it is a very valuable part of the chart. The sign on the IC shows us the flavor of the childhood. If one has Capricorn as the IC sign, one had a cold childhood. If one has Sagittarius, one had an exciting childhood. If one has Taurus, one may have had a stable childhood. However, it is not that simple. One must study the planets conjunct the IC as well as the planets in the fourth house. Then, one must make an exhaustive study of the asteroids. I have over 300 asteroids on my list, but that is not nearly all the asteroids available. Hence, one always needs to study more and add more if one wants to provide the best service possible.( I will discuss asteroids in a future article)
Let’s look at the planets either conjunct the IC or in the fourth house. First of all, if planets conjunct the IC at a close orb(1-3), the effect will be much stronger than if they are simply in the fourth house. However, the meaning will be the same. Let’s go.
Sun—–When the Sun is in the fourth house, the native was thought of as an important part of the family. The native shone in his early home. Maybe, he was an excellent student or a wonderful sportsman. He brought pride to the family
Moon—When the Moon is in the fourth house, the home had a warmth and a heart.
Mercury—When Mercury is in the fourth house, the intellect was important in the home.
Mars—When Mars is in the fourth house, there may have been violence in the home. Violence may have been verbal abuse, not physical.There was unrest in the home.
Venus–When Venus is in the fourth house, the native was loved
Saturn–When Saturn is in the fourth house, the home was cold. It may have been too strict or simply cold.
Jupiter—When Jupiter is in the fourth house, the native had a good childhood experience.
Pluto—When Pluto is in the fourth house, there was violence in the home and it may have been physical. The child was afraid.
Uranus—When Uranus is in the fourth house, the home was unstable and unsafe. The mother may have been mentally ill or addicted to drugs. These are just two possible examples.
Neptune–When Neptune is in the fourth house, parenting was not really available. The native is confused about what really happened in his childhood.
What if your 4th house is empty (besides asteroïds) and your ruler “uranus” is in the 1st house?
My son has his sun (taurus) in 4th with mercury R, he had many years his speech was slow to develop. Bit of a hermit. Diagnosed with autism in his younger years.
My daughter has capricorn in 4th with moon and lilith conjunct. Only by transits (saturn/ pluto), she got confronted with violence, but the violence was towards me, not her.
What if jupiter conjunct asteroid “lie” is in the 4th close axis 5th house?
Thank again for your informative teaching Ami
What about planets conjunct the IC but in the third house?
Same thing Nadja.
I am currently in the middle of a very challenging combinations of transits through my fourth house. My homelife and living situation are being tested.
I just wanted to let you know I found this post helpful and timely, even though much of it is about natal charts.
Thanks for letting God use you.
That is so sweet Sam. Thank YOU for making my day <3
I had pluto conjunct IC
but my brother had Venus
I have a ton of asteroids but like you said it is alot to take in and fully understand
Did your brother have a good childhood Vivian?
@Ami he did. He was loved, everyone thought he was much prettier than me and he didnt face any kind of abuse. To this day he thinks everyone has good intentions. Unlike me
That is super interesting Vivian. He had a whole different experience due to a different 4th house.
@Ami I think so too
With Jupiter conjuncting IC in Cancer I can only agree: my early childhood was pretty good.
Hello Ami, I want to tell you. I don’t have any knowledge of astrology. Please let me know how to check astrology. My zodiac sign Libra.
I have a good article on Libra. Put Libra into my search engine and you can see it. Tell me what you think, H.
I have Chiron conjunct my IC, and I had a painful childhood.
How close is it? the closer the harder and I am sorry <3
I think the exact aspects to the planet at ic also affects the flavour of childhood. For example, I had moon at ic in cancer, taking aspects from Pluto Scorpio and Uranus Aquarious (inconjunct). When I was at 5, my house collapsed due to a big earthquake while we were on vocation. Two years later my parents got divorced. Although these were difficult memories, I was always loved and protected by my mom and her family.
I am glad you had that!
I have no planets that conjunct my IC. I do have 4 planets in my 4th house though. My Venus conjunct Saturn is my closest conjunction when strictly speaking of planet interactions (Meaning I’m not including nodes, asteroids, etc).
Personally, I never felt loved in my childhood. Quite the opposite. I always felt like a burden. I had to grow up real fast and deal with household responsibilities at a young age. I was often left alone and had to keep myself company. I moved around to other family members for awhile, but once my mother remarried, I did finally have a house to grow up in. I lived out of cardboard boxes and suitcases for some years afterwards because I wasn’t sure if it would be permanent.
I have Neptune in the 4th as well, but it’s pretty far away from the other 3 planets. Compared to other planets in my chart, it doesn’t have many aspects.
Awww That is sad. Venus conj Saturn is really hard. It makes it hard to feel loved!
Hi! My apologies for the late response about how close chiron is to my 4th house. My IC is Aries 28*. My chiron is 0* Tuarus. Thankfully its 2* away.
Yes, that counts but it is good it is not exact–the closer, the more pain.
Hi Ami! I’ve been reading through your blog and I’m loving all the knowledge and insights you’ve given. I’m not sure what my purpose is with the 4th house of home. I have mars and Saturn here and a very unhappy childhood. My chart ruler is Mars and I read in one of your posts that whatever house your chart ruler is then that’s the house where your purpose is. I’m not sure I know what to do with that information. Can you help me?
I’m a mother to one son (he’s grown now) I was the best mom I knew how to be to him because I remember how depressing my childhood was. His moon is conjunct My ascendant in his 4th house and I read that was really well placed.
Thank you so much Kim!
Well, home is important to you. You have a drive to make home important in your life but there is a struggle there. However, Saturn does relent and give you gifts if you stick with it so, in the end, you could make a good home for your son even if your home was not good, as you said. That makes a lot of sense!
I’m so glad I found this article, I’ve always wondered what my moon being so close to my IC meant. Thank you for writing a blog of astrology factoids. Your explanations of planets and aspects paint such a clear & understandable picture for us readers. It helps so much.
Any advice on what to expect with transiting Pluto & Saturn hitting my natal Moon at 2°56 ♒️ conjunct IC 3°13 ♒️ in the not too distant future? I’m scared to death of what is coming with that duo. Can those two ever bring about good or are those heavy hitters going to make me lose my mind? I worry that I’m going to lose something precious around that time and be emotionally devastated. That duo will first square my natal ♈️ Sun at 29°22 conjunct ♈️ Dsc at 29°25 then oppose my natal ♋️ Jupiter at 29°59 that conjuncts my ♌️ MC at 3°13. All as it’s on its way to my Moon IC conjunction…yikes.
Thank you so much C. I am glad you understand why I made my website. It is to try to make astrology as simple as possible. As to transits, I never watch my own transits because good comes and passes and bad comes and passes. One cannot say something awful is going to happen, usually, from transits. If one were to say that, such as when JFk was killed, one would need to really study the whole chart. I don’t do it because I think it makes people crazy. I am not the one to really ask about transits because it is not my area of strength, Love.
Thank you for your response. When the transit has passed I’ll come back to give you an update on what happened, that way it will help you as well.
I have read so many of your articles this weekend…loving them. It will take me a bit but I know I won’t stop until I’ve taken in every article on your page lol.
Thanks for taking the time to teach people.
Hi. I just learned that my daughter (2,5 years) has Saturn and Pluto in 4th house. I’m reading about unhappy childhoods and feeling so sad right now. This is not at all the case, but it makes me so scared about the future. I love her so much. What could this mean, any advices? I am a single mom, her dad lives in another country. I feel like I give her a lot of safety and love.
My IC is in Aquarius, uranus conjunct my IC. My mother was diagnosed with bipolar after she gave birth to me.
That is sad. I am sorry to hear that. How was it growing up with her?
When I was young I didn’t realize how serious her condition was, but I often heard from our neighbors or even my siblings and relatives that he had a mental problem. So far, it’s not a big deal to me that she has bipolar. In fact she was the inspiration for me to take a psychology course in college. And I’m even more concerned about people who are dealing with metal health problems because of my mother.
All I know is that I have my Moon in the 4th house, keeping Black Moon Lilith company. BML in 4th explains alot about my life.
Does BML make any close aspects like 1-2 orb? If not, I don’t really highlight it.
I have the same aspect: BML conjunct IC 1 degree from each other! what does that mean?
Maybe, childhood sexual abuse—actual or ambient
Hi, how does it play when uranus conjunct IC but in the 3rd house?
The IC is the IC no matter the house.
I have North Node in Pisces conjunct my IC in house 4.
I’ve Moon in the 3rd just 1°degree close to IC in Sagittarius. Guess it applies to me too??
This is a loved child
Hi Ami — Just came across your blog post in a Google search on planets conjunct the IC. I’m wondering how you would interpret a young man’s Black Moon Lilith in Leo in the 3rd house 1-degree from the IC? His IC is in Leo, and his North Node in Virgo is in his 4th house.
Thanks for your help!
This one is fun for me to put together: I have Jupiter in partile conjunction to the IC (0°26′) from the 3rd, with Venus conjunct Neptune later in the 4th, all in Scorpio, all opposing Moon/Saturn (10th/Taurus). I did have a “good” childhood with all the necessities and more, and I was loved (more by father, whose Venus conjuncts my Sun/Moon midpoint, than mother—that 10th Moon/Saturn—who [Taurus] was nevertheless amazing at providing for my physical needs and creature comforts). But that love was confusing, as they tended to subtle psychological abuse in the guise of religion—for themselves, Jesus/God was a loving friend; but He/They were only ever disapproving of and disappointed in me, as related to me by them. Confusion (Neptune) was rife around religious doctrine (Neptune + Jupiter) as my mother in particular increasingly engaged with apocalyptic Christianity (Scorpio?): I was baptized as an infant in the Episcopal church, baptized (i.e., “born again”) as a young child in the Baptist church, attended Catholic school, was confirmed in the Methodist church, and my parents went on to become nondenominational fundamentalist evangelicals. Luckily (Jupiter), they prioritized education and I read widely, in the process discovering other religious traditions and coming away with a strong sense of the universality of spiritual truths. Since my teen years I’ve been “spiritual, not religious,” as they say, and my parents have never been able to understand how this happened, lol. Since they believe astrology is “of the devil,” they would not appreciate my pointing to my natal chart by way of explanation!
I’m trying to find answers on “Transiting IC” I’m going to have Transiting IC conjunct my Natal IC soon – aaaa what does this mean ?
– a house move??
The problem is i also have Tranising Chiron Conjunct the IC – mmamma mia indeed!
– trying to research the meanings
I don’t take transits that literally. I have not found them to work that way.With Chiron, you may feel called to look at your childhood in your inner mind.
Both my Jupiter and Pluto is in Sagittarius in the 4th house. What does this mean?
You have good fortune in your childhood but there may have been violence of the feeling of it in your home