Marriage, meeting your spouse, finding the perfect relationship can be an excruciating topic, and these are also frequent questions in a chart reading. Many people who are into astrology are curious about this topic.
Luckily, the birth chart has you covered in this case, too. The seventh house is all about marriage and partnerships. By analyzing your seventh house, you can learn about your (future) spouse or committed partners, and also about what you want in a marriage.
One of the tools that helps you learn more about a certain life area is rulership.
Rulership is an essential part of astrology. By analyzing where the ruler of a house is placed in your birth chart, you can learn additional details about this house. The matters of the house serve the house where the ruler is located. In this article, we will look to the ruler of the 7th house through the houses in the natal chart.
Keep reading to learn more about the ruler of 7th house through the houses of the birth chart!
How to Find the Ruler of a House?
In order to use this fascinating tool, you have to know which planet rules which sign and how to find the ruling planet in question.
The first step when using rulership is to find the ruler of the house you wish to analyze. Find the sign on the cusp of your seventh house, and find which planet is its ruling planet.
In case you are not sure about which planet rules which zodiac sign (the planets’ domiciles), here is a handy list:
- Aries: the ruling planet is Mars
- Taurus: the ruling planet is Venus
- Gemini: the ruling planet is Mercury
- Cancer: the ruling planet is the Moon
- Leo: the ruling planet is the Sun
- Virgo: the ruling planet is Mercury
- Libra: the ruling planet is Venus
- Scorpio: the ruling planet is Pluto (previously ruled by Mars)
- Sagittarius: the ruling planet is Jupiter
- Capricorn: the ruling planet is Saturn
- Aquarius: the ruling planet is Uranus (previously ruled by Saturn)
- Pisces: the ruling planet is Neptune (previously ruled by Jupiter)
Now that you know which planet rules your seventh house, we can move on to the meaning of the ruler of the seventh house through the houses.
The Ruler of the 7th House through the Houses of the Natal Chart
The seventh house is an angular house, one of the most influential houses in the birth chart (of course, all houses are important, but angular houses stand out as they describe fundamental life areas). Here is what its ruler means through the houses of the natal chart.
Note: this is a general interpretation. Cookbook interpretations are never fully accurate because there are many factors that influence how a placement works out.
Ruler of 7th House in 1st House
The ruler of the 7th house in 1st house suggests that the matters of the seventh house serve the matters of the first house. Your partners often increase your self-esteem and how you see yourself. You want a partner who is similar to you, and they should support your individuality. Your partner makes you feel whole. The ruler of the 7th house in 1st house often suggests that you are more who you really are under the influence of your partner, or it can also happen that others remember you as the partner of your spouse. The ruler of the 7th house in 1st house can sometimes indicate marrying a trophy spouse.
Independence is very important to you in a relationship. There can be a tendency to focus on yourself more in the relationship. This placement can indicate being involved with the public in some way, e.g. choosing teaching as your career.
Ruler of 7th House in 2nd House
With the ruler of 7th house in 2nd house, it is very important to have a similar value system. Your partner or getting married often helps you increase your self-esteem. You often seek security in your committed relationships.
The ruler of the 7th house in 2nd house can indicate financial gain though marriage. This can mean marrying for money, but also marrying a partner who just happens to be affluent. The ruler of 7th house in 2nd house can also mean that partnerships help you on a financial level, for example, doing business with a partner rather than on your own. An example of the ruler of the 7th house in 2nd house is the natal chart of Steve Jobs.
Ruler of 7th House in 3rd House
The ruler of the 7th house in 3rd house suggests that communication is a very important part of your committed relationships, it makes it or breaks it. Relationships work the best if you both come from a similar background and have a lot of things in common that you can chat about. Your partner can inspire you in your self-expression. Your partner is usually curious, versatile, talkative.
The ruler of the 7th house in 3rd house can also indicate meeting your spouse in your neighborhood, marrying a neighbor, someone you meet while commuting, a peer you went to school with, marrying a childhood acquaintance, meeting your partner through your relatives. It can also happen that you marry someone your sibling introduces to you.
Ruler of 7th House in 4th House
The ruler of the 7th house in 4th house indicates that you marry for starting a family. These people are very strongly attached to their roots. They often stay for a long time in their family of origin, sometimes marrying late or it can happen that they don’t marry at all. With this placement, you are very close to your parents, they can be emotionally possessive of you. If you have some issues with your parents, these patterns can repeat themselves in your marriage.
The ruler of 7th house in 4th house suggests that traditional values are very important to you in your marriage. This placement can also manifest as marrying a partner who provides you a stable background while you focus on your work. People with the ruler of 7th house in 4th house are usually not interested in public affairs.
Ruler of 7th House in 5th House
People with the ruler of the 7th house in 5th house often choose a creative, artistic partner. It is important for you to have fun together and have a similar sense of humor. Your partner often encourages you to be creative and express yourself. The ruler of 7th house in 5th house often suggests a romantic person, who seeks romance more than anything else in marriage. However, this feeling can sometimes lead you astray, if there are afflictions.
The ruler of the 7th house in 5th house can suggest marrying because of children or a strong desire to have kids.
This placement can also indicate that your creative self-expression is appreciated by the public. The ruler of the seventh house here can be great for creative endeavors and for artists.
Ruler of 7th House in 6th House
What does the ruler of the 7th house in the 6th house indicate about your marriage? Some people with this position marry their coworker, employee, or commit to someone they meet through their job. Another way this placement can manifest is working together or opening a business together with your spouse. It can also happen that you marry a doctor, healthcare worker, or a person who provides you service in some way, such as a hairdresser or waiter.
The ruler of 7th house in 6th house can indicate that your love language is acts of service. It can happen that your partner needs your help, for example, because of sickness. People with this placement usually take the relationship seriously, but they can be picky when it comes to choosing a partner. They are great coworkers, but they often stay in the background.
Ruler of 7th House in 7th House
The ruler of 7th house in 7th house indicates that committed relationships are an important part of your life. Most people with this position crave deep relationships and they want to get married. The ruler of 7th house in 7th house suggests that you express yourself the most easily in one-on-one relationships. Unless very afflicted, you are a great friend and a great partner.
Publicity is often a part of your life. The ruler of 7th house in 7th house often indicates a leader in some area. If the ruler is well-aspected, you can be successful in your dealings with the public.
The nature of the ruling planet, its condition, and its aspects give more information about how easy or challenging this position is. With great aspects, your partner supports you and usually you are the more dominant partner in the relationship (but this also depends on the ruling planet, e.g. someone with the Sun as the ruler is more dominant than someone with the Moon). Hard aspects, on the other hand, can indicate that it is hard for you to commit and you have several shorter relationships.
Ruler of 7th House in 8th House
People with the ruler of 7th house in 8th house want an intimate bond when it comes to committed relationships. You want an intense, deep partnership. You want to share your deepest secrets with your partner and expect the same in return. The ruler of 7th house in 8th house wants to completely merge with the spouse. Sexuality is usually an important part of the relationship, but depending on the condition of the ruler, it can happen that you fully embrace it only after marriage/later in life.
Relationships can regenerate you in the best case and destroy you in the worst case, but they always make you transform yourself. You can learn important things about yourself through your relationship and face your shadow. Partnerships change you on a very deep level.
If well-aspected or a beneficial planet, such as Jupiter or Venus, the ruler of 7th house in 8th house can suggest financial gain through partnerships. In this case, you can get others to support your goals (not just your spouse and not just on a financial level).
Ruler of 7th House in 9th House
The ruler of 7th house in 9th house can indicate a spouse of foreign origin, a spouse you meet abroad, or moving abroad because of getting married. If well-aspected, your partner can help your spiritual development. The partner can be religious, or they can be from a different religious background. It is important to have similar beliefs and ideas about spirituality.
With the ruler of 7th house in 9th house, you are attracted to intellectual partners, and your partner is often well-educated and smart. It can also happen that you meet in college.
This placement can be great for teaching.
Ruler of 7th House in 10th House
The ruler of 7th house in 10th house suggests that your marriage helps you with your career advancement. The partner is usually very supportive. Your spouse also helps you increase your public reputation, and they are often of a higher socioeconomic background. They are often successful on their own merits, too.
Some people with the ruler of the 7th house in the 10th house meet their partner through their profession. You are sometimes of the same professional background.
Sometimes the ruler of 7th house in 10th house indicates that you have a career that puts you in the public eye. If the ruler is well-aspected and in a great condition, this placement can indicate success in dealings with the public, good reputation, and often a successful career. People with the ruler of 7th house in 10th house are usually very ambitious.
Ruler of 7th House in 11th House
The ruler of 7th house in 11th house often indicates that you meet your partner through your social circle or volunteering. They are often from a different background than you, but you share similar views and have the same ideals. It is important for you to be like-minded and have similar goals. Intellectual connection is also a key part of the relationship. You prefer to also be friends with your partner in addition to love.
The ruler of 7th house in 11th house often suggests that your partner helps you level up in some way. If well-aspected, they support you in achieving your goals and they help you turn your dreams into reality. This placement can be also an indicator of business partnerships, how successful, depends on the aspects and condition of the ruler in your natal chart.
Freedom and independence are very important to people with the ruler of 7th house in 11th house. Your partnerships are often unconventional.
Ruler of 7th House in 12th House
The ruler of the 7th house in 12th house can be a challenging position. If the planet is afflicted, people are often drawn to partners who are unavailable. They might be already taken, sick, suffering with addictions, or in some other way simply not available for a relationship.
In the relationship, you often serve your partner in some way, or you need to make sacrifices. Sometimes you have illusions about your partner and marriage. If the ruler is well-aspected, you are attracted to sensitive, artistic partners, who often help you strengthen your relationship with the divine.
Sometimes the ruler of 7th house in 12th house indicates that your marriage is karmic. It can also suggest secret relationships, especially with already married partners.
If you want to learn more about this topic, read this article about karmic relationships in astrology.
People who have the ruler of 7th house in 12th house are often shy and they stay in the background. Some people with this placement don’t get married at all.
Rulership in Astrology: Who Rules What
The birth chart seems simple at first glance, but you can explore infinite amounts of detail if you take a closer look. Rulership is one of the concepts that help you string the pieces of the chart together.
House rulership is when you analyze the relationship between the houses of the natal chart. This helps you see which house serves which house. The house where the ruler is placed is served by the house whose ruler is there.
There is a difference between the ruler of the second house in the tenth house and the ruler of the tenth house in the second house, for example. In the first case, your profession can involve dealing with finances such as an economist, while in the second case, you are likely to make the most money through your career (this is just one of the possibilities, but you get the idea).
The Seventh House in the Chart Wheel
The seventh house is an exciting house in the birth chart. This house is associated with committed partnerships and marriage. Since humans are social beings, most of us want someone to commit to and to love who will reciprocate our feelings.
When it comes to relationships, the seventh house shows what you seek in a relationship. It also describes what kind of partners you are attracted to. As the first nonpersonal house, the seventh house is the first house that deals with others and your relationship with them.
The sign associated with the seventh house is Libra. Libra is the sign of harmony and balance. It is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty. Ideally, there is a balance between give and take in the relationships, but with planets in the seventh house, you can struggle to give and take in equal measures.
The seventh house is an angular house, which means that its cusp is one of the angles of the natal chart. The cusp of the seventh house is called the descendant.
What is the meaning of the descendant in astrology?
As one of the angles, the descendant is an extremely important feature of the birth chart. This angle is directly opposite the ascendant, the cusp of the first house. The sign on the descendant is the sign that went down on the western horizon at the time of your birth, as seen from the place of your birth. This sign often feels unfamiliar to you, especially when young. Integrating the sign on the descendant is a step towards choosing great partners in a relationship. You can increase self-awareness by learning about this point in the natal chart. Until you learn to find the energy of this sign in yourself, there is a tendency to project it onto other people around you.
When analyzing the seventh house in the natal chart, it is important to look to the sign on the cusp, the position of the ruling planet of this sign in the birth chart, and analyze planets in the seventh house if you have any.
If you want to learn more about this house, read this article about the seventh house in astrology.
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