About the Seventh HouseOctober 5, 2009
The Seventh House: Relationships
What is the 7th House?
In the House 6 Makeover, we covered countering negative forces such as health, accidents and enemies in your life. Now, House 7 covers primarily relationships, marriage, business and personal partnerships. This is a very important House as relationships make life meaningful, and some of our past life karmas in that area will be indicated by the 7th House. We are all social beings with a strong desire to interact with others.
We have explained before that the Signs are filters which color how the Houses and Planets behave. This newsletter will cover the sign of Libra, which is considered the natural 7th House of the Zodiac. That means that the Sign of Libra naturally colors things in line with the qualities of the 7th House.
Let us begin by covering the general significators of the 7th House and what they influence in your life. Then in the 2nd week, we show you how to examine your own chart (and others) and find which planets are influencing your 7th House. As we progress through the final 2 weeks, you will be guided through a powerful meditation and transformation tools that will enable you to improve your ability to attract and sustain healthy, harmonious relationships. Your own personal 7th House is the subject of the next newsletter.General Characteristics of the 7th House
The Seventh House is known as the House of “Relationships”. It is one of the kama houses, a house of desires, specifically how desires get fulfilled. A strong 7th House could indicate a happy marriage life, high status in career and society, and harmonious partnerships in business. Libra’s symbol of the merchant scales reminds us that business commerce and partners are also 7th House issues.
Other significators of the 7th House include courtship, spouse, moral conduct, adultery, lust or passion, sex partners, secret affairs, foreign lands, life path, and home. (As we explained in Month 4: the 4th House is home; however, the 7th House is the 4th House away from the natural 4th House, so it also flavors home issues. This is only mentioned for those who have been working with Vedic Astrology a while. If you are new, this is not necessary to understand for now).
The 7th House also influences short journeys, sensory gratification, sexual desires, and lower abdominal organs (e.g. urinary tract, prostrate).
Your personal 7th House – its ruling planet and chart position, planets influencing the 7th house and its Lord (ruling planet) will also give clues as to the nature and character of your partners and your relationship to them. Keep in mind that as we evolve, so do our planetary qualities and influences. So an immature Mars as Lord of the 7th can be brash and angry, whereas a more evolved, mature Mars can bring devotion and loyalty. As you grow and develop, you can bring in more of the positive energies which are potential in your chart.
Characteristics of Libra, the Natural 7th House
Venus as the Ruler and Indicator of the 7th House
Venus is beauty, refinement, love and harmony. She is responsible for the creative and sexual urge in nature. She inspires consideration and care for others, body care, and the desire to love and be loved. Venus is also the indicator for wealth, cars, clothes, lovemaking, social status, happiness, flowers, song and dance, perfumes aromatherapy, and sweet speech.
Traditionally, in a man’s chart Venus is the karaka (or indicator) for the wife. In a woman’s chart, Jupiter is the karaka for the husband. From the condition of these planets and their placement in the chart, the description of the spouse/partner can be indicated.
Planets Placed in Libra
Sun in Libra
Moon in Libra
Mars in Libra
Mercury in Libra
Jupiter in Libra
Venus in Libra
Saturn in Libra