If you have your natal Mars in the seventh house in your birth chart, this article is for you. It gives an idea about how to interpret this placement of Mars in astrology.
First of all, this placement is strange! Here, Mars is in the natural house of its polar opposite, Venus. The seventh house is the house of Libra, and this house doesn’t deal with all this Martian energy well.
Mars in the seventh house often means quarrels in your relationship. You are attracted to people who display strong Aries/Mars energies.
Keep reading to learn more about the meaning of Mars in the seventh house in the birth chart!
Meaning of Mars in Astrology
When talking about planets in astrology, keep in mind that each of them has a higher octave and a lower octave of expression. When used constructively, Mars represents passion, drive, enthusiasm. However, an uncontrolled Mars gives strife, conflicts, violence. There are two sides to it.
This planet was referred to as the lesser malefic in the earlier days. Ancient astrologers knew that Mars can cause a lot of trouble. It’s important to learn how to work with Mars properly.
Mars represents your animal side, the flight or fight instinct that helps you stay alive. Without Mars, we would lack the drive to go after what we want. It’s nice to have a strong Mars in your birth chart, because it makes you ambitious and driven. People with a strong Mars have a lot of energy.
Here’s a list of some things ruled by Mars:
- sharp objects, weapons, metals
- physical strength
- sex and libido
- survival instincts.
In the Zodiac, Mars rules the sign Aries. It used to rule Scorpio, too, before the discovery of Pluto. If you have your Mars in Capricorn, it”s exalted in your chart.
The Seventh House in the Natal Chart
The seventh house is the house of partnerships, both romantic and business, committed relationships of all kinds. It’s associated with the zodiac sign Libra, a sign all about balance and harmony.
Some of the life areas associated with the seventh house include marriage, business partnerships, legal matters, open enemies, and public relations.
The seventh house is a very powerful house. It’ one of the angular houses in the natal chart (the first, fourth, seventh, and the tenth house). Planets here manifest in the physical world.
What Does It Mean When Mars Is in the Seventh House?
As mentioned before, the energies of Mars and Venus are the opposites of each other. Mars in the house of Libra is definitely a challenging placement!
Mars in the seventh house suggests that you often marry hastily. People with this placement have a hard time when it comes to relationships. They often lack emotional stability. This placement gives you a lot of opportunity to grow through relationships. Don’t worry, many Mars in the seventh house people are happily married, but they need to adjust to find harmony.
The positive manifestation of Mars in the seventh house is a passionate and enthusiastic marriage or committed relationships.
Mars in the seventh house people have strong personalities. This is not a problem if they work on developing empathy, however, Mars here often lacks it. Interpersonal relationships are challenging with this placement. Conflicts may arise. Even though they are not very serious, it can be exhausting to deal with them all the time.
The seventh house is the furthest from the ascendant. The sign on its cusp and planets there show what qualities you don’t identify with. You tend to project them onto other people. If you have your Mars in the seventh house, you are attracted to people who have this planet strong in their chart.
Your partners are often impulsive, or at least you perceive them as such. There is often a lot of competition in your relationships! Mars is a source of conflict in your life. However, blaming others won’t get you anywhere in life. Your best bet is to recognize the Mars in yourself, so that you won’t need persons who give you externally.
Mars in the seventh house people often don’t know how to stand up for themselves. Others sense this, and they often feel provoked to give an angry reaction. You have to learn to be as assertive and aggressive as your partners to get rid of this harmful pattern in your life. Your one-on-one relationships serve this purpose here.
Mars in the Seventh House and Strife
The negative manifestation of Mars includes war and quarrels. The seventh house rules legal matters. People whose red planet falls in the seventh house should try to avoid court cases if they can.
However, Mars brings a lot of energy to its house. You are able to win in a conflict. Mars in the seventh house people can and should take advantage of this placement. You can use your drive and energy here in negotiations. For example, you can be an excellent lawyer with this placement.
Mars in the seventh house people can be talented politicians. The tremendous energy of Mars here is good for making an enthusiastic and passionate impression on the public.