The seventh house in your astrology birth chart deals with all your partnerships. Of course, this pertains to your life partner, but also business or other types of partnerships, too. It′s any one-to-one pairing in your life. The cusp of this house is opposite your Ascendant. The first house is all about you; the seventh house is about other people in your life.
The cusp of the seventh house is called the Descendant. While the fifth house showed what kind of people you were attracted to have fun, the seventh house indicates those with whom you′d like a serious partnership. Your attitudes to commitment will be found here, too.
This house also points to your open enemies. If you think about it, you might have pretty personal and one-on-one relationships with people who don′t like you! It′s a cardinal house, and it belongs to the element of air. It′s ruled by the Sun sign Libra and by the planet Venus.
It′s easy to think that the seventh house is the house of marriage—and it is! However, marriage isn′t just two spouses bound together. Marriage also means a combination of two or more elements. That also defines a partnership. It doesn′t have to necessarily relate to romance.
The planets in this house and the sign on the cusp divulge a lot of information about how you feel about commitment. The Ascendant explores your relationship with yourself; the seventh house explores your interpersonal relationship with another person. That′s why it′s also the ‘house of open adversaries.′
The purpose of this house is to examine how you interact with one other individual for the purpose of reaching a goal or accomplishing something. These unions can be beneficial or detrimental. How many times have you met someone and thought you were going to be close friends, only to find out that the more you got to know each other, the more you disliked each other?
It is all part of the journey of the seventh house. It′s where failed relationships either become teachers or opponents. That one-to-one relationship is still there, even if you decide that you can′t stand each other. It′s a difficult concept, but one that needs to be understood to grasp the true potential of this house.
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