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The Seventh House: The House of Relationships - the 12 Houses of Astrology

By Tina Gong


In astrology, the seventh house is generally connected with zodiac sign Libra. As such, its planetary ruler is Venus and it is known as the house of relationships and partnerships. Its placement opposite to the first house on the natal chart makes quite a lot of sense, as the first house represents the self, and the seventh house represents others in our lives. Each one-to-one relationship is ruled by it; meaning it includes lovers, business partners, even open adversaries, as we will see in the following text. 

The 7th House Astrology Summary

  • Zodiac SignLibra
  • Ruling PlanetVenus
  • Long Term Relationships
  • Marriages
  • Business Partners
  • Enemies
  • Legal Contracts

The 7th House Rules Marriage and Long Term Relationships

The seventh house rules one's marriage and romantic relationships. The zodiac sign of the seventh house and any planets within it can demonstrate a great deal about the character of your lover. To be perfectly clear, in astrology, marriage doesn't technically have anything to do with getting a marriage license. Somebody can be spiritually married regardless of whether a wedding happens or not, but rather whether the relationship is of profound significance between the two persons. 

When we look at the seventh house and follow the planetary transits, we can find the start of one's relationship with their life partner, and even its conceivable ending. If it is the case that the seventh house is empty of planets, the ruling planet of the zodiac sign where the seventh house falls is where we should look to for all issues surrounding the relationship. 

The second child of the individual is likewise a seventh house matter, as additionally are the maternal grandparents.

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Understanding 7th House Transits

If transiting planets are either trine or sextile to the planets in the house or the planetary ruler of the house, these moments bring love, peace and harmony to the couple. In the same way, squares and oppositions have a somewhat negative impact and can instead bring pain and suffering. This can be significantly more intense when the traveling planet is Uranus, Pluto or Saturn.

Conjunctions are significantly more important than any of the previously mentioned transits, but they are absolutely dependent on the transiting planets and the state of the seventh house ruler and planets within.

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The 7th House Rules Business Partnerships

As we previously mentioned, the seventh house is all about relationships. Being inverse of the first house, it demonstrates our conduct towards different partners we have in life. A wide range of professional connections and contracts are all issues of this seventh house. The seventh house manages the business relationships and the individual's association with them; close business partners can turn into a crucial piece of one's daily reality and it is not uncommon that a strong camaraderie develops between them. This is doesn't imply any sort of sexual or romantic relationship; only that when two people spend extended periods of time together, it is easy to connect with each other.

The 7th House Rules Contracts

Another territory led by the house are issues that surround lawful ownership, claims, and contracts. Individuals who have more negatively aspected planets inside the seventh house ought to be exceptionally careful when it comes to any kind of papers they sign.

The 7th House Rules Enemies

Moreover, the seventh house also rules open enemies, and the results of the contentions and power struggles with them. It may at first be surprising to see that  marriage and enemies are ruled by the same astrological house, but if one observes how couples interact, one may learn a great deal about the strong bonds that unite both of these kinds of relationships. 

The 7th House of Relationships - Astrology Infographic and Cheat Sheet

The Seventh House: The House of Relationships - the 12 Houses of Astrology Infographic

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