From childhood, as we play with crayons and paper, one of the first images we all learn to draw is a stick figure person standing next to a house. This house may have clouds and a sun in the sky, and a beautiful green grass garden, with flowers blooming throughout. Regardless, it always has windows, a door, a roof, and four walls. All of our drawings and all of our kid’s drawings of houses, although different, mostly look exactly the same. The house is one of the most symbolic things to us from the start. It’s right up there with a heart, a clover, a smiley face, and a cross. The house is our home. It is the place where we feel comfortable. It is the place where we lay our heads at night. It is where we shelter our families, pets, and earthly belongings. It’s a very big deal to turn over a key to our significant other, or to move a spouse into our home. The act of doing this represents not only just a change in living environment, but a new change in life stages altogether.
A house card can indicate that we feel unstable in our lives, or that that stability is likely to come to us shortly in the future. It may bring up feelings of safety, security, and the ability or inability to save finances. We may feel like our household is behind on chores, bills, and financial obligations. Homes are often the first way we describe someone’s wealth. We describe people as living in a farmhouse, or shack, or a mansion. We rarely ever just say that someone has a house unless we are describing when they first move into it or buy it. Homes to us are literally our shelter against the rain, our protection against the cold, and our barrier against outsiders. Figuratively homes represent our success, our failure, and our projects ahead.
Receiving this card is a likely sign that you will continue to build on your stability, and your success, and that your shelter will continue to grow. It may also mean that there is a crack in your foundation and you need to repair it so that your four walls can stay strong and continue to be built upon. It is strongly advised when receiving a house card that you double check all facets of your life, love, career, family, and friends — to make sure that the foundation is stable and there are no cracks that have gone too long without maintenance.
The Number 4
The number four goes very well with a home. There are four walls to every home, four sides to every window, and four corners to every property. Without four, nothing would be complete. Four is a base, a stable base. It’s required to have four sides when you’re making a box, or building a house of cards. You need four legs on your desk or table or chair.
Four holds things up, holds things together. You may double date in fours, but three is a crowd. Five people results in a fifth wheel. Four is one of the most fundamental numbers that there can be, and without it, everything that we’ve built falls down. Four can also mean four days, four weeks, four months, and four years. It can also symbolize that something will happen in the month of April. Beyoncé and Jay-Z have done a lot of things according to the number 4, which is very important to them. Both of their birthdays are on the 4th, and their wedding anniversary is 4-4 — they even have IV wedding ring tattoos. Beyoncé also has an album named 4, and has released albums on dates with four or adding up to four. Finally, their daughter Blue Ivy, is named a first name with 4 letters and a second name Ivy as a shout out to the Roman numeral four.
Go through each item in your life and make sure that all four walls of that item are in place, that there are no cracks in the foundation, and that everything is okay to move forward in a strong way. And then, make plans to build second floors and garages where you can. The sky is the limit, and it’s time to set your hidden potential free!
I have built myself a strong foundation and I will continue to do so. In this way, I will be ready for all additional challenges and building my life has in store for me. I can’t wait to see the new building that my life will bring shortly.