The Seventh House – Partnership (Libra is the natural ruler)
The Seventh House has a particularly strong emphasis on our social side, focusing on putting the energies we put into the first house back into ourselves. The seventh house aims to bring about greater self awareness of our personal identity, seeing us seek projected parts of ourselves in our most intimate relationships.
It is through this that we are challenged to develop deep, committed relationships with others – with Libra most strongly influencing this. Planets located in this house determine our dealings with other people, influencing how we relate to others, what we value in relationships and what we expect from others.
The house is associated with intimate relationships, dealings with the public, cooperation, equality, awareness of our own identity, agreements and a desire to share close one-on-one interactions.
Ruler of the Seventh house in different houses
Ruler of the Seventh House in the First House
As the Seventh House rules movements and travels, its ruler’s placement in the Ascendant makes one prone to much moving about and could even result in the proverbial “a rolling stone gathers no moss”. Some Vedic authorities say that the person may eventually marry someone who had resided in their house earlier in life, but in any case, because of the sexual nature of the seventh house, the individual is partial to constantly being surrounded by members of the opposite sex. This influence is somewhat nullified if the planets involved are malefic or receive difficult aspects.
Ruler of the Seventh House in the second house
Hindu astrology is clear on the influence of the second and seventh lords on the longevity of an individual. For this reason the association of the seventh ruler with the second house, the timing of one’s longevity can be ascertained and can quite likely be pinpointed to the cycle of this ruler of the seventh house. Malefic yogas (configurations) will affect this planet leading to the conclusion that death is quite likely during this planet’s period. There’s a good chance that money and marriage will be linked and income can increase after the marriage period begins. The second house also relates to subsequent marriages and an afflicted Seventh ruler here may indicate the death of the first wife leading to a second marriage for the person.
Lord of the Seventh house in the third house
The siblings of the individual may depart at some stage when the seventh lord is located in the third house. Plenty of travel is indicated for them and they may consequently end up living in distant countries, or at least a long way away from the person. Naturally, the more malefic the influences, the greater the trouble for the siblings. Positive planets in lieu of these malefics will give the reverse results.
Lord of the Seventh house in the fourth house
This combination of the marital planet in the fourth house ensures domestic happiness and a happy marital partner, particularly if the planets are positive ones and well aspected. The positive influences here also ensure a good number of children as well as many fortuitous journeys for the individuals. As the fourth house rules education, the Seventh ruler here may, in some cases, have a bearing on the locality of the education and can sometimes hint at study in foreign places.
Ruler of the Seventh house in the fifth house
The fifth house rules youth and children and the combination of this Seventh ruler here can in some cases indicate a marriage to either a younger partner or show an early marriage. Irrespective of the age or timing, the fifth house being a trine is very auspicious and offers blessings for married life, coupled with good cultural and genetic heritage from both parties. The ruler of the Seventh house should ideally be well placed to promise offspring and if the reverse is true, a delay in childbirth or denial of children is likely.
Lord of the Seventh house in the sixth house
This placement of the ruler of the Seventh in the sixth is an unfortunate one, generally speaking, for the marital life of the person. This 6th house has a bearing on one’s enemies and in practice will be found to influence the ruler of the Seventh in a similar manner i.e. the wife or husband ultimately become inimical and create many troubles. The heavier the affliction to this seventh ruler, the more likelihood of a second marriage.
Certain traditional astrologers note the link between the Seventh house of marriage and the 6th house of maternal uncles and therefore stipulate that the marriage partner may hail from within the immediate family. Though this may have been fashionable in earlier times, the practice is now of course no longer in vogue.
Ruler of the Seventh house in the seventh house
Both Vedic and Western astrologers agree that the seventh house rules one’s public interactions and also closest relationships with spouse etc., Due to the commanding placement of this seventh ruler in his own sector, the person exhibits a very powerful influence on others and is quite charismatic. There will be ample opportunity for this person to attract numerous interesting people and could even have multiple partners in life. Should the person marry, under the auspicious influences of the Seventh ruler, then the partner will be of a noble and spiritual disposition. Strong planets in this angle in their own houses and signs confer royal prestige.
Lord of the Seventh house in the eighth house
Here we see the ruler of marriage associated with the house of death, which is not considered a safe position for one’s marriage partner. Under heavy affliction, this combination can indicate curtailed longevity of the partner, or death in a foreign land for the person.
Notwithstanding these negative connotations, the eighth house being the second to the seventh, can and usually does indicate a partner who has considerable interest in finance and earnings and may themselves be a self made person. The eighth house being the house of disease can cause sickness and disease to the partner and/or the marriage itself, depending on how afflicted the seventh ruler is in this house.
Ruler of the Seventh house in the ninth house
The association with an angular lord in a trinal sector is highly auspicious and promises much luck for the destiny of the person concerned, especially where the planets are positive ones. The person may make a name for themselves at a distant place and enjoy travelling the world and meeting many new people in associating with many different cultures. If afflictions to this ruler exist, the person should be warned to play it safe financially, especially where foreign connections are concerned.
Lord of the Seventh house in the tenth house
The person’s work and marriage may be linked, as in the case of husband and wife teams in business. This could be either positive or negative depending upon the planetary placement and relationships to this planet. This business either individually, or with the partner may be strongly linked to foreign affairs and travel. If there are negative afflictions to this planet there may be problems associated with business and foreign partners or clients.
Lord of the Seventh house in the eleventh house
To contact between the Seventh and the eleventh house is one in which many partners may be experienced and depending on how heavily afflicted the Seventh ruler is, the partner may predecease them. They may then re-marry. This shows the person works extremely hard to prove his or her worth and often has to exert a lot more effort than his peers to achieve the same results. Depending on the other rulers of wealth and business, there’s good opportunity for this person to amass a fortune, especially if the ruler of the eleventh is associated with the second or ninth houses or their rulers.
Ruler of the Seventh house in the twelfth house
There are mixed results with the ruler of the Seventh in the twelfth and this could indicate that ultimately the person remains unmarried, although the desire may be there. Occasionally bigamists are born with this planetary array and secretly marry a second or even third time. The Seventh lord rules the death of the individual and being associated with the twelfth house indicates the final resting place could be a land other than one’s birth place. The person is also quite miserly with his money.
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