Curious about how to interpret a natal Sun in the seventh house? You’ve come to the right place, here you’ll find everything you need to know about the Sun in the seventh house in the birth chart.
No matter if you want to understand yourself better or you are reading the chart of someone, the placement of the Sun is one of the first things astrologers look to. The Sun shows who you really are, when you forget about the expectations of the world and start to walk your own path.
Meaning of the Sun in Astrology
First let’s learn more about what the Sun means in astrology. Why is it so important?
The Sun is the center, both in the Solar System and in the natal chart. To understand who you are, you have to understand your Sun. It represents the core of your personality, who you are on the inside. The ascendant is the mask you wear in the world, but the Sun is who you really are.
However, the Sun takes time to show itself. Chances are, you resemble your rising sign rather than your Sun sign when young. (If you have the Sun in the same sign as the ascendant, you are very luck here. This means that you don’t need time to be the real you.)
Some of the Sun’ keywords in astrology include creativity, self-expression, the core of the personality, vitality,self-confidence, and energy.
All the other planets support the Sun. Its placement is very important. The sign of the Sun shows how and the house shows where you will find yourself. The house of the Sun tells you the life areas your soul wants to focus on. The activities of this house make you happy and fulfilled.
If you want to read more about the Sun in astrology, check out this article.
The Seventh House in the Natal Chart
The seventh house is the first house of the upper hemisphere in the chart. Houses here are not about you anymore. They are related to other people and your approach towards them.
The seventh house is known as the House of Partnerships.
This includes marriage, committed relationships and business partnerships. The seventh house also governs legal affairs, open enemies (scary, right? But ignorance is not always bliss, at least you know who they are). This house shows your relationship with the public.
The cusp of the seventh house is the descendant, the opposite point of the ascendant. This makes the seventh house an angular house. Planets in angular houses are more powerful, as they manifest in the physical world. The Sun in the seventh house gives a strong sense of self.
The sign on descendant is the polar opposite of your rising sign. We tend to project the qualities of this sign onto others (especially the negative ones!), and at the same time, we are attracted to them.
The seventh house is associated with the zodiac sign Libra.
Libra is all about peace and harmony. This sign is known for its charm, refined taste and love for company. The Scales don’t like to be alone, and they often make too many compromises.
If you have the Sun in the seventh house, this placement takes on some overtones of a Libra Sun. The natural sign of a house colors any planet in that certain house.
If you want to learn more about the seventh house in the natal chart, we’ve got you covered.
Now that you know the basic keywords of the Sun and the seventh house in astrology, let’s see what happens when someone’s natal Sun is in the seventh house!
Meaning of the Sun in the Seventh House
This placement is similar to having the Sun in Libra. It doesn’t matter what’s your actual Sun sign, as long as your natal Sun is in the seventh house—it contains some Libra energy.
The Sun here is far, far away from the ascendant.
You might wandering why is this important.
The ascendant is the mask you wear in the outer world. The Sun is your inner self. Now, with the Sun in the seventh house, chances are that your ascendant and your Sun are located in opposite signs. Let’s say you are a Cancer rising and a Capricorn Sun.
In this case, who you appear to be and who you really are don’t overlap. It is a painful experience when the world misunderstands you, and you don’t know what to do about it. People don’t see the real you until they get to know you better.
Don’t worry, as you become older and wiser, you get better at being who you are and actually letting others know about who you are.
The Sun in the seventh house sprinkles charm and grace all over your personality. Venus gifts with her blessings you, too. This placements gives you access to all the cool Libran talents, like a taste for aesthetics and good social skills.
Light and Reflection
With the Sun in the seventh house, it’s obvious that relationships are a major focus—you feel that others complete you. Depending on how strong your Sun is, your sense of self is experienced through other people. The Sun here suggests that you prefer being with others to being alone. Your self-esteem is tied to your relationships.
Libra wants balance and peace. At any price.
Sacrificing too much of yourself can be a trap here. Libras are known for their fear of loneliness, and with the Sun in the seventh house, chances are that you identify with this. You genuinely care about other people, and want to make everyone happy. Of course, this is not possible, neither is it your responsibility to make others happy (don’t make them unhappy though on purpose).
In astrology, the Sun represents your inner personality, ego and consciousness. A lot of your energy goes to the matters of the house where the Sun is located. With the Sun in the seventh house, you know who you are through getting to know other people.
A Sun in the Seventh House Wants Harmony
Knowing that this is the house of Libra, this is one of the first associations of this placement.
The Sun in the seventh house gifts you with good diplomatic skills. You know how to soften the heart of anyone and get what you want. People with this placement make excellent negotiators.
They understand the point of both parties in an argument and go for a win-win solution. A Libra strives to be fair and find balance. This approach is of great help when you want to settle an argument.
The Sun in the seventh house is also a good placement for working with the public or psychologists. You are good with people and have a great sense of tact.
The seventh house is the house of legal affairs. If not afflicted, the Sun here gives luck in the court. A person who has the Sun in the seventh house want to be fair, and in return, life is often fair to them, too.
However, you have to accept that sometimes peace at any price is not the way to go.
The Sun in the seventh house is in many ways like a Libra Sun, and as we all know, Libras sometimes tolerate things they shouldn’t. If you let other people’s opinion have too much influence over you, you often ind yourself wanting to live up to their expectations. This is not necessarily bad, but you must learn what you want to do, and what is external pressure.
Making decisions is also tricky for you. If you choose one direction, you abandon the other, and this is simply part of life. Sometimes we all have to make up our minds and forget about the what-ifs.
Finding Your Other Half?
With the Sun in the house of marriage, romantic relationships are obviously an important topic here. The Sun here isn’t truly happy when alone.
A person with this placement has a great need to be around others. They tend to value themselves based on who they are with.
The Sun in the seventh house wants a fulfilling relationship with someone special. It’s important to choose the right partner, however, because people with the Sun in the seventh house are sensitive to the mood and opinion of their partner. Choose someone who empowers you.
The Sun in the natural house of Libra is a sign that you learn a lot through relationships. They are a mirror in your life, helping you to understand better and discover your own personality.
Though committed relationships are important here, you are complete on your own. Self-reliance is a hidden gem down the street of self-knowledge. Make sure that you never give up too much of yourself just to make your significant other stay with you.
With the Sun in the seventh house, remember to prioritize your own needs, too. Don’t let others make all the choices for you. Your value is not set by other’s opinion.
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5 thoughts on “Meaning of the Sun in the 7th House”
Super helpful article! I appreciate you for sharing this information! Resonated well with me!
Just goes to show how you can never reduce an entire person to one placement, aspect, etc. This doesn’t resonate for me at all. In fact, I’ve literally spent 5 years in solitary confinement because of severe allergies. I had no contact with anyone who wasn’t a therapist or doctor. It wasn’t especially easy, but it certainly wasn’t torture, the way this would suggest. I’m also a 4x Gemini–so you would think endless solitude would be unbearable. But it was really fine. It was a LOT better than being around a bunch of able-bodied monsters, to be honest.
Yeah, Having both sun and mars in the 7h. I believe sun in the 7th is a counter intuitive placement. One could think, i’d want ato be in a relationship quite a bit. Sometimes i do. But these are both self centered planetes that dont like being in the 7th house. Relationships quickly feels draining and merging individuality and relationship is a complicated dicotomy for me as well. So quite a loner as well. Got many other placements that add more to that.
That’s interesting…. I can find truth in the interpretation. I value relationships and I care deeply for balance and being fair. Connecting with others, even strangers truly warms my heart. I find it so meaningful, so precious one of the most beautiful things in life. When true connection happens it feels magical to me. And I do feel more fulfilled and balanced in my life being in a partnership. I can be extroverted and talkative and likable and charming to others BUT I am also an introvert. It’s like there’s a switch and sometimes is ON and sometimes it’s OFF. I have no problem being silent and private and spending time on my own, I truly enjoy it and actually need my space and time to feel ok and balanced. I’ve had many people throughout my life complain about how I disappear completely from time to time or I don’t call much etc. At the same time I am happy to say that my close friends tell me that they always feel my love and care and that although I am not always “available” I am somehow always there when they truly need me. Maybe it has to do with my Ascendant being in Scorpio. Plus Pluto in the 1st house. My Sun is in Taurus and 7th house and so is my Mercury. That’s the interesting with Astrology, it’s like puzzle pieces that form a completely different image according to each unique chart and person.
I’m an Aries, with my Mars also in the 7th house and I feel like this is true for me. I give up a lot of myself BC it makes me happy when my family and partner are happy. My North node is in Libra- which is in my first house. The first house is supposed to symbolize the Self and mine is ruled by Libra who serves others. So I feel like I’ve been reading my chart all wrong. I’ve always thought it meant I should quiet my anger when my partner/ family is being selfish, BC I’m an Aries and automatically assumed it meant I was the selfish one for not giving in… So I always give in. But maybe BC I fight so hard to make balance in my relationships, I’m neglecting my true self.