A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Exalted Planets Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Exalted Sun in Fourth House
When exalted Sun is placed in the fourth house in a horoscope, Capricorn rises in the ascendant. Exalted Sun is malefic in the fourth house in many cases though it may turn benefic in some cases. This generally happens when Sun is influenced by benefic planets, such as through conjunction and/or aspects. As the number of benefic planets and the strengths of such planets increase, Sun may become more benefic.
If exalted Sun is influenced by two or more than two benefic planets in the fourth house, it may turn significantly or highly benefic. Apart from that, the overall theme of horoscope having such exalted Sun can also turn it benefic in some cases, when such theme is highly benefic. The concept of malefic planets turning benefic due to influences of benefic planets has been explained in Manglik Dosh section of the book ‘Match Making and Manglik Dosh (Revised Edition)’.
Let’s look at some results which may be given by exalted Sun in the fourth house when it is benefic. Benefic exalted Sun in the fourth house can bless the native with good results related to profession, education, spiritual growth and other good results, depending on his overall horoscope. Looking at education, the native may perform well in studies and he may succeed in competitive exams of various types, depending on his overall horoscope.
Taking an example, suppose benefic exalted Sun is placed in the fourth house of a horoscope in Aries, benefic exalted Mars is placed in the first house in Capricorn, a benefic combination of Venus and Mercury is placed in the fifth house in Taurus and benefic Saturn is placed in the second house in Aquarius. In this case, the native may perform well in studies. He may appear in competitive exams, he may succeed and he may get selected for a government job related to finance department, revenue department, taxation department or administrative department, depending on his overall horoscope.
For instance, if benefic Moon is placed in the eighth house of this horoscope in Leo, the native may become a revenue officer. Looking at another probability, if benefic Moon is placed in the ninth house in Virgo and Jupiter is placed in the sixth house in Gemini, the native may get selected as a foreign services officer.
Benefic exalted Sun in the fourth house can also bless the native with success through politics, when his overall horoscope is supportive for this result. For example, suppose benefic exalted Sun is placed in the fourth house of a horoscope in Aries along with Mercury, benefic Venus is placed in the fifth house in Taurus, Saturn is placed in the sixth house in Gemini, Mars is placed in the eighth house in Leo and Moon is placed in the first house in Capricorn. In this case, the native may join politics and he may achieve success in this field. If benefic exalted Rahu is placed in the ninth house in Virgo and exalted Ketu is placed in the third house in Pisces, the native may become a minister in the government, when the running times are favourable.
On the other hand, malefic exalted Sun in the fourth house can trouble the native with problems related to education, health, mother, marriage, profession, peace of mind, properties, vehicles and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope. Looking at the sphere of marriage, such malefic exalted Sun may create various types of problems in marriage, depending on the overall horoscope of the native.
Taking an example, suppose a malefic combination of Sun and Mercury is placed in the fourth house of a horoscope in Aries. This combination can cause disturbances in the marriage of the native. As a result, the native may have differences of opinion with his wife, and they may have heated arguments from time to time. However, such combination on its own may not break the marriage of the native though it may deteriorate the quality of his marriage.
If Venus is also placed in the fourth house in Aries along with Sun and Mercury, the problems may intensify. In such case, the native may face serious disturbances in his marriage and he may witness one or two broken marriages, depending on the rest of his horoscope. At the same time, if Moon is also placed in the fourth house with Sun, Mercury and Venus, the problem may aggravate. In this case, the native may lose one or more than one wife to death. His first wife may die due to a terminal disease or in an accident.
Depending on the rest of the horoscope, his first wife may also get murdered and in the worst case, the native may kill his first wife in the heat of moment. The two of them may have a serious fight, the native may assault her, and her injuries may prove fatal. The native may kill his wife with a sharp weapon, he may shoot her or he may set her on fire, depending on his overall horoscope.