The Seventh House in Astrology

Zodiac Sign Ruler: Libra
Astronomical Ruler: Venus
Element: Air
Type: Angular (initiating)
Traditional Associations: relationships in general, marriage or business partners in particular; what I seek from others (Oken, Rulers of the Horoscope, 194)
Modern: What I seek to harmonize in myself that externalizes through my relationships with others. (Oken, RotH, 193) Partner or open enemy. The “not-self,” i.e., qualities we project, attract, and evoke in other people. Contracts and agreements. Marriage/divorce. Public relations and networking in general. Ability to socialize and conform to social amenities. Social contract. Art, beauty, aesthetics. (Perry, An Introduction to AstroPsychology, 366)

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What Role the Seventh House Plays in Your Life?

Since the Seventh House represents our Quest for Guidance, it is the area of the chart representing that quest by Signs and Points (if any are in this segment of the chart). If you have no Points in this House or Sign, then the energy is waiting to respond. Therefore, Points that progress or transit into this House will activate the energy at specific times in your life. People who have Points in the Sign that rules your 7th House will also activate this area of your life.

If you have a Point or several Points in this House, then the values and concerns of this House will take on the Significance of the Point or Points involved. Suppose your Sun occupies this House. If so, then your Life Path will be devoted to “what you seek to harmonize in yourself that externalizes through your relationships with others”. Your approach to marriage/commitment, friendships, and relationships, in general, will take on primary importance in your life journey.

The Seventh House and the Zodiac Signs

The Seventh House in astrology reveals your energetic disposition to other people. Depending on the Sign of your 7th House, astrologers can interpret how you work, act, and make choices to feel find equilibrium with each person you meet in life. The Air Signs will use their intellect and communication to analyze and connect. Fire Signs will use creativity and action. Earth Signs will be practical and conservative. Water Signs will invest their emotional energy and use close connections to make relationships work.

Aries Ruling the Seventh House

Aries is a Fire Sign overlaying an Air House, so individuals with this Sign/House combination will rely on independent and maverick thinking as their way to relate to others; and how they like to give and receive guidance. They will be direct in their dealings with other people and prefer directness from others. Positively, these individuals understand and appreciate the value in figuring out solutions for themselves and receiving only the minimum guidance from others to point them in the right direction. Negatively, they can refuse to ask for help when they really should. These friends can pick up a relationship as if no time has passed even if months or years have gone by.

Taurus Ruling the Seventh House

Taurus is an Earth Sign overlaying an Air House, so individuals with this Sign/House combination prefer to be steadfast, conservative, and careful as their way to relate to others; and how they like to give and receive guidance. They will be reserved in their dealings with other people and prefer consistency from others. Positively, these individuals understand and appreciate the value of traditional relationship roles and make profoundly loyal friends. Negatively, they can be unforgiving when others make mistakes or prove to be too liberal with their values. These people make lifelong friends.

Gemini Ruling the Seventh House

Gemini is an Air Sign overlaying a Water House, so individuals with the Sign/House combination prefer to use communication, information, and networking as their way to relate to others; and how they like to give and receive guidance. They will be communicative and inquisitive when dealing with others and prefer a lot of information from others. Positively, these individuals understand and appreciate the value of learning, open-mindedness, and the gathering of information. Negatively, they can fail to be consistent and focused, causing trouble for people who think they can rely on them. These friends will be friends with many different people across all spectrums of life.

Cancer Ruling the Seventh House

Cancer is a Water Sign overlaying an Air House, so individuals with this Sign/House combination will rely on sympathy, intuition, and emotional intelligence as their way to relate to others; and how they like to give and receive guidance. They will be emotional in their dealings with other people and prefer emotional intelligence from others. Positively, these individuals understand and appreciate the value of nurturing and compassionate interactions with others. Negatively, they can be passive-aggressive or co-dependent in ways that are damaging to any relationship. These friends will become part of your extended family.

Leo Ruling the Seventh House

Leo is a Fire Sign overlaying an Air House, so individuals with this Sign/House combination will rely on humor, creativity, and performing as their way to relate to others; and how they like to give and receive guidance. They will be playful, exciting, and charming in their dealings with other people and prefer dynamic self-confidence from others. Positively, these individuals understand and appreciate the value of performing on-demand and in a way that gets people’s attention in positive ways. Negatively, they can anger people with a constant need to be appreciated and praised. These friends will keep you entertained and be ready to “go all out” with you and for you.

Virgo Ruling the Seventh House

Virgo is an Earth Sign overlaying an Air House, so individuals with this Sign/House combination prefer to be critical, meticulous, and thoughtful as their way to relate to others; and how they like to give and receive guidance. They will be meticulous and practical in their dealings with other people and prefer methodical guidance from others. Positively, these individuals understand and appreciate the value of helping serve others and want to learn the best way to be effective with the skills that interest them. Negatively, they can be nit-picky, overly critical, and socially unaware. These friends will be ready to help and offer to problem solve when needed.

Libra Ruling the Seventh House

Libra is the Air Sign ruling this House, so individuals with this Sign/House combination prefer to be analytical, fair, and balanced as their way to relate to others; and how they like to give and receive guidance. They will negotiate in their dealings with other people and prefer negotiation from others. Positively, these individuals will be able to see all sides of a situation and “put themselves in another person’s shoes”. Negatively, they can spend too much time worrying about what others think, becoming trapped by everyone’s wants and needs, and suffering for not asserting themselves. These friends can give excellent advice and have a pleasant charm which makes them enjoyable to be around.

Scorpio Ruling the Seventh House

Scorpio is a Water Sign overlaying an Air House, so individuals with this Sign/House combination will rely on questioning, intensity, and manipulation as their way to relate to others; and how they like to give and receive guidance. They will be intense in their dealings with other people and prefer intensity from others. Positively, these individuals understand and appreciate the value of change and transformation because of difficult circumstances and moments in relationships. Negatively, they can utterly wreck a person or situation with their need to penetrate to the depth of anything and everything. These friends will push your emotional and spiritual boundaries and prove to be a constant source of soul growth.

Sagittarius Ruling the Seventh House

Sagittarius is a Fire Sign overlaying an Air House, so individuals with this Sign/House combination will rely on exploration, intricate thinking, and philosophy as their way to relate to others; and how they like to give and receive guidance. They will be experienced and adventurous in their dealings with other people and prefer worldliness and expertise from others. Positively, these individuals understand and appreciate the value of shared knowledge and mutual beliefs and will act on the integrity of that knowledge and those beliefs. Negatively, they can be cruel, believing themselves to be superior to others. These friends will want to explore the world with you and share adventures.

Capricorn Ruling the Seventh House

Capricorn is an Earth Sign overlaying an Air House, so individuals with this Sign/House combination prefer to be commanding, directive, and strategic as their way to relate to others; and how they like to give and receive guidance. They will be goal-oriented in their dealings with other people and prefer ambitious leadership guidance from others. Positively, these individuals understand and appreciate the value of prospering and being productive with their talents. Negatively, they can treat people like minions, seeing everyone as steppingstones to their success. These friends are responsible and feel duty-bound to help the people they care about achieve their goals.

Aquarius Ruling the Seventh House

Aquarius is an Air Sign overlaying an Air House, so individuals with this Sign/House combination prefer to be social, idealistic, and friendly as their way to relate to others; and how they like to give and receive guidance. They will be social and open-minded in their dealings with other people and prefer idealistic, open-mindedness from others. Positively, these individuals understand and appreciate the value of teamwork and social engineering as the way to get the most for and from others. Negatively, they can be detached and see people as laboratory test subjects for their social experiments. These friends can help you find your authentic place in the world.

Pisces Ruling the Seventh House

Pisces is a Water Sign overlaying an Air House, so individuals with this Sign/House combination will rely on imagination, intuition, and empathy as their way to relate to others; and how they like to give and receive guidance. They will be intuitive and empathetic in their dealings with other people and prefer hopefulness and empathy from others. Positively, these individuals understand and appreciate the value of knowing one’s purpose in life and living that purpose. Negatively, they can refuse to participate in reality, preferring to live in a dream world at the expense of others’ hard work. These friends can help you connect to spirit and find the faith that comes with pursuing your purpose in life.

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