1-4 Couplet

  • 1-4 or 4-1 Couplet: The coupling of self (1st Triad) and physical safety and comfort (4th Triad) creates a sensitive person.  Roughly one out of every 12 people will have Cancer on the cusp or within the 1st House creating the 1-4 combination.  But this combination can show up elsewhere – the Moon in Aries, Mars in Cancer, etc. 

DHARMA: This individual is sensitive and caring about others.  The person is typically sympathetic and empathetic. 

KARMA: This person’s attitude is ‘me first’ (a ‘Sharonism’) or ‘self preservation’.  First and foremost, the individual protects himself or herself before others.  Another possible problem is ‘mother smother’ (another Sharonism) whereby the person is so protective over someone else, that the protected person can’t experience life and grow.  The victim of over mothering becomes ‘mollycoddled’.

The 1-4/4-1 person tends to be overly cautious due to a desire for safety and a need to protect others.  Consequently, the person avoids risks which can inhibit creativity and taking necessary action.  But change is inevitable and inescapable.   

As with all couplets, the above descriptions are not exhaustive, and they will be augmented as new data is brought forth.

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