The 7th house (descendent) sits directly across from the first house (Ascendant). This house is also known as Jaya Bhava and Yuvati Bhava. It’s the house of your spouse/partner.
The signs and planets associated with the 7th House
As this house is ruled by Libra sign, planet Venus is the natural significator of this house that also signifies love, romance, and sexuality. Saturn gets exalted and Sun gets debilitated in Libra. To create a balance in this aspect of life – logically the debilitated Sun is an indicator to shed ego (self) and Saturn is an indicator to do the right Karma and work hard to maintain the relationships.
Significations of the 7th House
Right upto the 6th House it was all about dealing with the ‘SELF’. Everything was about the individual self – who we are, where we come from, what we have. The journey of the external relationships and connections starts from the 7th House.
The 7th House is the house of all kinds of partnerships and interpersonal relationships including marriage and business partnerships. With this house, we see a shift away from the self toward another — a partner. By cooperating with and relating to another we unite for the purpose of achieving something.
The 7th House is the first house of our partner – their appearance, character and nature of one’s relationship can be seen from this house. It is an indicator of the type of relationships one is likely to experience. It also deals with the darker side of our relationships and the partnerships we form. Legal battles, divorce, quarrels, enmity, and fines also fall under the domain of this house.
This house shows how we affect others and influence people. The 7th house rules any person with whom the one interacts that is ‘the other’. It can be a colleague, client, lawyer, doctor or any one, the opponent. It also governs the niece and nephew.
The 7th house shows a break of journey. It is also one of the maraka or death inflicting houses the other being the 2nd house. For the signs Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces, the 7th house is also the bhadhak or life obstructing house.
It governs various body parts including Kidneys, ovaries and the middle and lower half of the back and vertebrae.
The houses UPTO the 6th are related to ‘the self’. The 7th House is the turning point, we now make relationships with others and move outward.
Significance of the 7th House
As per Mundane or State or Political Astrology, the seventh house is considered in matters pertaining to foreign affairs, relations with other countries, wars and international disputes, foreign and international trade, enmity as well as treaties and alliances, public reaction, the laws relating to partnerships, marriage and divorce. It governs all the matters signified by the external and overseas affairs ministry.
7th House in predictions
Interpretation of the 7th House in the chart gives an indication of the quality of relationships and partnerships that are formed – both on a personal level as in marriage, as well as on a materialist level as in business.