Seventh House

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7th house (Kalatra Bhava) represents spouse, business partner, marriage, partners, sexual passions, courts, residence in foreign lands, desire, generosity business or employment in a private firm.

It governs sexual organs and diseases thereof.

Ruling Planet: Jupiter (Women), Venus (Men).

partner, marriage, bilateral documents, wife/husband, groin, travel, journeys, medium-term desires, lover, internal sex organs, navel, husband, partnership, business partner, sexual affairs, co-trade, nature of spouse, marital life, chastity, virility, trade, diplomacy.

Description of the House

The seventh is well known as the house of the partner, kalatra bhava, showing the wife in a man’s chart and the husband in that of a woman. It is the main house for judging marriage and male/female relationships. As the house opposite the Ascendant or self, the seventh house or Descendant represents one’s opposite or complement, the other. The seventh is a house of love and passion, and planets here give a strong sexual nature. Yet it represents long-term committed relationships rather than romantic infatuations, which are better indicated by the fifth house. The seventh indicates partnership in general, even on an impersonal level.

As reflecting our relationship with the other, the seventh shows our social nature and general capacity to affect other. It can indicate political power or power over others, particularly if malefics like Saturn or Mars are located here. Such malefics may also render us disturbed in our sexual relations.

Planets in the seventh, even benefics, usually do not favour personal relationships. Mercury here tends to cause quick or superficial relationships. Mars causes conflict but gives personal power. Saturn causes separation, detachment and selfishness but also gives power. The Sun causes domination or control. Venus gives attraction but can cause excess desire. Even Jupiter can make us too expansive in relationship.

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