David Bowie has Uranus in the 4th House
|(source: Helen Green)|
It builds the very foundation, the root of everything else.
It is often called our innermost and private self.
It rules the family and home life as well the past, our heritage and ancestors - it reaches really deep into our sense of self, containing not only our self-identity (1st House), but the root of where we are coming from.
Uranus is the planet that loves to shake things up, that always goes against convention and the establishment. This planet hates nothing more than predictability, so it brings an element of surprise and rebellion.
When you put this always changing and eccentric Uranus in the 4th House, the foundation of who we are, what you get is a feeling of being uprooted.
Uranus always wants to break their shackles so, here, there's a sense of wanting to be independent of one's family and heritage.
Individuals with this placement often move a lot (especially in childhood) and may experience parental divorce. Either way, their family life will be unconventional in one way or another and they may feel alienated from their families.
Those with Uranus in the 4th House also lack a sense of inner safety - their very foundation is shaken, after all. Nothing is constant within them, so they have no inner sense of familiarity that they can come home to. They may have a hard time finding belonging.
These people have no respect for tradition and hate being tied down - they are the true vagabonds that don't want to be stuck anywhere. They realize that the only constant is change and that holding onto an illusion of safety will only limit you. To be free means to be insecure - to not know what may happen next. To become comfortable with being surprised again and again.
"I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring."