The 7th House in Astrology
The 7th house rules all of your one-on-one relationships. Called the Descendant or DC for short, it's along an axis with the 1st house (the house of the self) and is the house of others. Marriage, how you feel about commitment, what you expect in a relationship (personal or business), and the kind of partner you're attracted to for a relationship (personally and in business) fall under the rulership of this house. This house also rules your open enemies (a different kind of relationship most don't think of). The 7th house is ruled by Libra and Venus and is an angular house.
The 7th House in the Signs
Natal Planets in the 7th House
Transit Planets in the 7th House
The 7th House in the Signs
7th House in Aries
You want a partner who has a take-charge personality, who is independent and full of energy, and who will stand up for you when you need someone by your side. In a relationship, you want fun times, but you can also fight a lot, butting heads over little things. You might feel like it’s not love if you’re not fighting, so you need to be careful if that’s the case.
7th House in Taurus
You want a partner who is loyal, stable, and secure. They can’t bring upheaval into your life in any way. They need to be less intense than you to help you loosen up. You take your time finding someone, and you’ll stay with them no matter what. In a relationship, you crave stability, but can have problems you need to ride out, and you want someone who’s willing to stay through good times and bad.
7th House in Gemini
You want a partner who is interesting and stimulates your mind. If there’s no mental connection, you’re gone. They need to have varied interests and are always up for a good time. In a relationship, you want to keep it casual at first, and let it grow on its own. You don’t want someone who will try to force commitment, or who will cling to you for dear life.
7th House in Cancer
You want a partner who is sensitive and nurturing. You’re emotional with a partner, and need someone who will be sensitive and understanding of your feelings. Conversely, you can prefer a partner who’s emotional, and you need to be the one there for them. In a relationship, you want loyalty, and emotions run high. The relationship ebbs and flows, but you grow closer over time.
7th House in Leo
You want a partner who is a strong person, and one of you is the star in the relationship. You tend to go for someone who seems most like who you really are on the inside. In a relationship, you want them to take control of everything so you don’t have to deal with the responsibilities that weigh you down, and want them to understand your need to pursue intellectual ventures.
7th House in Virgo
You want a partner who is practical, and will help you to get in touch with reality. They need to be logical, rational people, and stimulate your mind to get you thinking. In a relationship, they need to bring what you lack, and vice versa, and they need to be understanding of the way you live, because it’s not like everyone else. You can drift off into your own world, and they need to be willing to find you and bring you back.
7th House in Libra
You want a partner who knows just what to say and do to charm you. You don’t want them to be pigheaded or too aggressive, and prefer someone who is smooth in their dealings with you. You’re careful about who you choose to be with. In a relationship, you need to learn how to compromise with your partner, and should be with someone who can show you the way to middle ground.
7th House in Scorpio
You want a partner who is powerful and strong, not someone you can control. You need to have a partner in life, and will do what it takes to have that. In a relationship, you can struggle over power and control with your partner, and need to work on treating them like an equal. You’re loyal to them, and you believe that having a successful relationship is one of the keys to a happy life.
7th House in Sagittarius
You want a partner who has their own life and won’t try to tie you down or hold you back from anything. Commitment is a hard thing for you in your early years, and you won’t settle down until you feel you’re truly ready, which will likely be later in life. In a relationship, you need space to do your own thing, and will run if your partner starts to get clingy.
7th House in Capricorn
You want a partner who won’t rush you into anything, is loyal, and needs your support. You take your time picking who you want to be with, taking it very seriously, and you may not commit until later in life as a result. In a relationship, you’re supportive of your partner, and they’ll be supportive of you, but you need to make sure there’s no codependency happening.
7th House in Aquarius
You want a partner who’s independent and is an individual. You want plenty of independence yourself, but you can be a bit dominant in the relationship and controlling of your partner. It has to be your way or the highway, so you need to be more open. In a relationship, you prefer to keep things somewhat emotionally detached, and want friendship to be the foundation.
7th House in Pisces
You want a partner who is sweet and sensitive of your feelings. They need to know how to calm you down when you get rattled. They should probably be someone who is strong where you’re weak. It can be a long time before you settle down, fearful of failure. In a relationship, you keep everything organized while they bring the whimsy and get you to open up to new experiences.
Natal Planets in the 7th House
Natal Sun in the 7th house
With your natal Sun in the 7th house, you feel the need to have a partner at all times, and have a hard time getting by without someone by your side. You may sacrifice too much of yourself in order to please everyone else, and over time, need to learn to stop putting your own needs second to everyone else’s. You also need to not put so much stock in your relationships, because that just leaves you feeling empty when you’re alone. As you get older, wiser, and learn your lessons, you can be quite successful in relationships as you bring a complete person to the table. Despite how desperate you may be to rush things, take your time. You’re great with people, sociable, charming, and a natural negotiator.
Natal Moon in the 7th House
Relationships are hugely important to you, and you need to have significant, intimate relationships in order to feel secure. You may go from one romantic relationship to the next, people you don’t handle being alone very well. Conversely, you may have a hard time being in relationships that last, because you’re very emotional with partners, and can sometimes be irrational. You desire relationships that nurture, either your partner nurturing you or you nurturing your partner. There can be codependency issues. Some of you may view marriage as the end-all, be-all, like all your troubles would go away if you had a husband/wife. This can lead some to marry young or many times. Marriage may also be desired to secure yourself financially or to give you a better standing in the community. You’re a social person, adapting to any social situation, and you may tally your worth by how many friends/acquaintances/connections you have, sometimes to the detriment of actually having close relationships (like the “popular girl”). It’s important for you to take some time to learn about yourself and be comfortable with only you for company; then you’ll be able t have the truly uplifting relationship you want.
Natal Mercury in the 7th House
With your natal Mercury in the 7th house, you usually need someone else to talk things over with to help you make decisions, come up with plans, and generate new ideas. You’re incredibly vacillating, so you need people to help you through a decision, otherwise you might never make one. You can see both sides of the situation, and can make arguments for both. You can overanalyze relationships and look at them too closely. You tend to be attracted to intellectual types. Since Mercury is a dual planet and this is the house of commitment, you could have to choose between two people, or be married twice or have two long-term relationships in your life. You could also be drawn to those younger than yourself.
Natal Venus in the 7th House
With your natal Venus in your 7th house, you need a partner in life. There isn’t much you can handle doing alone. You’re yielding in love, and can give too much to your partner to make them happy. You’re attracted to people who are beautiful, charming, or wealthy, and you want someone who will engage with you a lot. You may go from one relationship to the next without taking any time off in between, and don’t give yourself the time to focus on yourself and figure out what you really want from someone. You need to forge a better relationship with yourself before you can handle the kind of committed relationship that you want.
Natal Mars in the 7th House
With your natal Mars in your 7th house, you need a dynamic partner. They can’t be overly sensitive or unable to handle a good argument. You love to have a little conflict in your relationships, and almost find it fun. You can be attracted to aggressive people, perhaps too much so. Conversely, you can be the dominant one. It can be hard for you to understand other people, so you have to work hard at opening your mind and listening to other people’s side of the story. You can be enthusiastic about commitment, but don’t last in relationships very long without enough excitement and newness.
Natal Jupiter in the 7th House
With your natal Jupiter in your 7th house, you’re an excellent negotiator and are able to strike compromises with people when no one else can. You find the middle ground and can convince everyone to get on board. You believe strongly in equality and will fight for equal rights. You’re charming and use that to help you with whatever you’re working on. Relationships are important for you, and you want to relate to others. Having a partner, personally and professionally, could be the best way for you to succeed. You treat your partner well, and enjoy yourself in relationships. Since the 7th house rules marriage, you could have several marriages or like-marriages, or comes close to getting married many times. Your partners could have Sagittarius qualities.
Natal Saturn in the 7th House
With your natal Saturn in your 7th house, you tend to struggle with relationships and commitment when young. Generally, you’re not successful with these things until after your first Saturn return (when Saturn returns to the exact placement it was at when you were born; occurs in your late 20’s or early 30’s). You may not be the kind of person who has many relationships, focusing on other parts of your life first. You can feel that there’s too much responsibility in a relationship, and avoid it for that reason. You take relationships seriously, perhaps too seriously at times, but you are quite loyal to those you do commit to, and make your relationships last. You need a partner who is stable, mature, serious, and dependable. You may be attracted to people who are older than yourself or who possess Capricorn traits.
Natal Uranus in the 7th House
With your natal Uranus in your 7th house, you tend to require constant change in your relationships. You’re someone who needs to have an unusual relationship, or be with an unusual person. Traditional views of commitment aren’t your style. You could handle something like a long-distance relationship because it’s unconventional and gives you the freedom that you need. You don’t want to feel tied down to anyone, and it might be hard for you to commit to someone. You need someone who will give you plenty of space and not try to force you into something before you’re ready. You can be unpredictable in relationships, and difficult to rely on.
Natal Neptune in the 7th House
With your natal Neptune in your 7th house, you may have a hard time seeing your partner for who they really are, instead seeing them for who you want them to be. You could dedicate yourself to people who need to be saved or who are takers, and you sacrifice yourself for them. You can get lost in relationships and need to work hard at maintaining your own separate identity. Boundaries can be good for you as well, and higher expectations for your partners. It’s okay to demand more, especially with how much you’re willing to give. You could be especially attracted to artists and creative types.
Natal Pluto in the 7th House
With your natal Pluto in your 7th house, you may continually experience struggles over power and control in your close relationships. Some of you may avoid relationships completely, terrified of being controlled by someone. Partners may be possessive, jealous, controlling, powerful, intense, and passionate. If you end up with people who are bad for you, make sure you see your part in allowing that to happen. If you can work on your power and control issues and your fear of loss, you can actually become more powerful through your close relationships, finding the strength and control over your life that you need.
Transit Planets in the 7th House
Transit Sun in the 7th House
With the transit Sun in your 7th house, your focus is on other people and your relationships. It’s less about you and more about them. You work better with a partner, and feel better when you’re with someone in a one-on-one setting. You can have a hard time doing anything alone or being in a crowd. You want to make improvements to your relationships and become more committed. You come across as more charming, mediating, and can make compromises happen. You’re also concerned with balance, and try to strike the perfect balance in your life, so if you’ve been spending a lot of time on work, you’ll spend more time playing, and try to balance the scales.
Transit Moon in the 7th House
Your relationships are intertwined with your feelings, and you may be more prone to expressing your feelings with a partner, or they may be more apt to make you more emotional. How you feel about your relationships comes under the microscope, and this can lead to a better understanding of those relationships or more fighting. If you’re overly protective or needy, this could make things worse. If you’ve been having problems in your relationships, this is the time of the month to work it out. You’re better in tune with your feelings about your relationships and your partners and what you need from them. Feeling like you need to be around people can be higher these few days which can make this a social time. You’re behavior around others is pleasant, kind, and nurturing. What others say to you, especially about you and your life, can have a greater impact on you and cause emotional distress. Try to see things from their point of view, and don’t ask for opinions if you don’t want to hear the truth
Transit Mercury in the 7th House
With transit Mercury in your 7th house, you can communicate best with the people that you’re closest to or in one-on-one settings. You’re not as comfortable with the group thing or with coming up with ideas on your own, and need a partner to bounce things off of. This is a good time to create a new partnership agreement or have a conversation with someone about your relationship with them so you can come up with a plan for fixing any issues. You’re better at negotiating, mediating, and compromising now, so this is a good period for dealing with contracts and disputes. You can win people over with your persuasive charm.
Transit Venus in the 7th House
When transit Venus is in your 7th house, you desire being committed to someone, and can make a commitment with someone more easily than usual. You want someone who isn’t afraid of commitment, and may stay away from those eternal bachelors and the wild child. Someone who is willing to compromise with you will really get your attention, and who is charming and pleasant in social situations, with an air of dignity and grace. Looks may be more important than usual too. You may be introduced to a potential mate through someone you’re close to, or meet someone who works in law or the arts. This can be a good time to forge a new partnership, personal or business, and work out negotiations and compromises.
Transit Mars in the 7th House
When transit Mars is in your 7th house, you’re driven to commit and compromise. You want to have more commitment in your life, through your personal and business relationships, and with the projects and appointments you commit yourself to. The idea of commitment isn’t as terrifying as it might usually be. You can butt heads with your loved ones a little more during this time, but you find a way to compromise quickly so it doesn’t drag on for too long. If single, this can be a time where you decide to make a relationship more serious. You can also strive to bring more balance and harmony in your life, needing it to maintain your energy.
Transit Jupiter in the 7th House
When transit Jupiter is in your 7th house, you could do well with a partner. Personally, you may commit to someone, move in with them, become engaged, or get married, and you prefer being in a relationship over being alone. Professionally, you could take on a business partner and do very well together. Some sort of important partnership is likely during this transit. You’re happier in relationships of all kinds, and the people that you meet tend to be good for you. On the flipside, you could end a relationship during this transit, but it’s one that hasn’t been good for you and you’re glad to be rid of them. You’re better at making compromises, finding middle ground, and negotiating. You’re also more charming and good in social situations. If you have to appear in front of people, you can make a good impression on them.
Transit Saturn in the 7th House
When transit Saturn is in your 7th house, you can experience some issues in your existing relationships, and have to face whatever comes up. The problems that do arise are meant to help you improve the relationship, strengthen it, and make it more lasting. Some relationships may come to an end though. You learn what you want and need from someone, what commitment means to you, and what you can contribute to a relationship. You may have some blocks in starting new relationships/partnerships, and be more cautious with what you commit yourself to. This can be a good thing, where you do commit to something important, or to someone. You’re more responsible in your relationships, and you’re concerned with having good, fulfilling relationships, even if it means having far fewer relationships.
Transit Uranus in the 7th House
When transit Uranus is in your 7th house, you can experience change in your close relationships. Your partners can become unreliable, or you become unpredictable. Situations can occur that instigate changes. If singe, you may be attracted to unusual people, or require an unusual relationship. You need a certain amount of freedom in your relationships now, and don’t do clingy. You can break up relationships quickly, but enter into them quickly as well. Your relationships could be the source of excitement, thrills, and instability in your life.
Transit Neptune in the 7th House
When transit Neptune is in your 7th house, you can struggle with your committed relationships and partners. They may be distant, or you want more than they can realistically give you. You can be attracted to people that you think are amazing, but end up hurting you. You should try to find a way of bonding with people on a higher plane, allow them to be themselves and see them for who they are, and stay away from those who want to take advantage of you.
Transit Pluto in the 7th House
When transit Pluto is in your 7th house, you can experience power struggles in any of your relationships, and the new people that you commit to may try to control you, or vice versa. You can become obsessed with having a partner, and jealousy can creep into relationships. Don’t go overboard and cling to them like crazy or you’ll just push them away. If you can keep yourself from going too crazy, you can have more passion and intimacy in your relationships.
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