The Seventh House ~ Autumn

The seventh house is associated with the ‘other’, open enemies, long-term relationships, marriage and official partnerships. It is an important angular house that is in opposition to the ascendant. The descendant degree and its ruler often describes the partner or one’s behaviour in romantic relationships.

William Lilly describes this house as;

“It giveth judgement of marriage, and describes the person inquired after, whether it be man or woman; all manner of love questions, our public enemies; the defendant in a lawsuit, in war the opposing party; all quarrels, duels, law-suits; in Astrology the artist himself; in physic the physician; thieves and thefts; the person stealing, whether man or woman; wives, sweethearts; their shape, description, condition, nobly or ignobly born.

In an annual ingress whether war or peace may be expected: of victory, who overcomes, and who worsted; fugitives or run-aways; banished and out-lawed men.It hath cosignificator Libra and Moon, Saturn or Mars unfortunate herein show ill in marriage.
Of colour, a dark black colour. It ruleth the haunches, and the navel to the buttocks; and is called the Angle of the West; and is masculine.”

Planets In Seventh House Meaning ~ Transits

Sun ~ Moon ~ Mercury ~ Venus

Sun Transit Seventh House

Sun transit seventh house makes you greatly receptive to counselling. This could be for help in your intimate relationship or simply for problem-solving. Conflict with others prompts you to seek an objective, outside opinion. For some, this can be a time of competition and rivalry which actually helps to show who you work best with while allowing you to dispense with those with whom you are not so compatible.

The major theme of this period is looking at the relationship with your spouse if you have one. This could be a time when you realise you need to take their feelings into account and that you have been functioning a little too independently. This can be a lovely time of reconciliation if the relationship has been going through a rocky patch. This re-evaluation of relationships lasts while the Sun is in this house after which you will retire further down into the underworld of your psyche to see why you attracted certain people into your life in the first place. What is the mirror telling you?

Moon Transit & Full Moon in Seventh House

Intimate relationships and business collaborations are intensified by full moon for better or for worse. In a good marriage, the connection could feel extra warm, loving and romantic. It’s not one sided either with both partners wanting to show their commitment and how much they care. In a business partnership, things could get competitive, but in a good creative way with both sides spurring each other toward greater excellence. On the other hand, bad partnerships will show up flaws very sharply.

Jealously and rivalry rear their ugly heads as suddenly the partner becomes your nemesis which means you will either have to let go of each other or the negative behaviour pattern that has been driving a wedge between them. Whether you are in a business partnership or a romantic relationship this can be a really healing full moon if used therapeutically. Advice from an outside counsellor is beneficial at this time. An objective viewpoint from a dispassionate soul could really help build bridges in collaborations that have turned sour.

Mercury Transit Seventh House

This is a perfect time to sign contracts and go into partnership with someone. You will be at your most diplomatic so use this period to work your wordy magic into convincing someone to do a deal with you or buy your products. You should be successful at anything that involves group thinking as you yourself will work best when you have someone to bounce your ideas off.
This is a time for cooperation and teamwork and you will find yourself slipping easily between different sections of the company. If you work for yourself, this is the time to get out of the cave and go networking. You might feel you can’t get anything done as your ideas have dried up. In that case, seek input from others who can offer a fresh perspective.

People have noticed your efforts, so this might be a time that you get offers of collaboration. People will seek you out, so this is an important time for connecting with others. While you are making these important contacts, take the opportunity to get advice about how you can do better. You might exhaust your supplies and need new products at this time. This is not the time to try and be too self-sufficient. Getting business coaching would be a good move or simply getting together socially with people you work with just so you can brainstorm as a team in a more informal manner.

Venus Transit Seventh House

This is the most auspicious time of the year to get married! The balancing act of Venus auto-tunes you to match and compliment everyone you meet, so you cannot help but attract admirers. Best of all, you will get on fabulously with your partner. Of course, not everyone will get married with Venus in their relationship zone, but this is the text-book placement of commitment and harmony between couples. If you are seeking more durability from a casual affair then this is the time to push for it to go the long haul.

Venus graces your marriage sector this month so it is a good time to push for commitment in a relationship. If your flaky partner can’t make it more official now, then when will they ever? It’s a good time to test the water and have that “…so…were is this leading?” talk. If you have split up with your beloved, but want to patch things up, then this is a great opportunity to make the peace also. The best thing about this time is your ability to see things from your partner’s point of view. We become more attractive to others when we seem to mirror back to them the best reflection of themselves.

The crystals associated with Sept/Libra used in the 7th house illustration left to right are Strawberry quartz, Rose quartz, and Purple flourite.
Artwork used from Unsplash by Kelly Kiernan (orchids), Christiana Rivers (couple), Nathan Dumlao (wedding) and Beatriz Perez (rings)

More Houses

1st House ~ 2nd House ~ 3rd House ~ 4th House ~ 5th House ~ 6th House ~ 7th House ~ 8th House ~ 9th House ~ 10th House ~ 11th House ~ 12th House


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